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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso’s ‘Let Me Go’ Hits the Top 40

Plus, debuts for Walk the Moon & Sofi Tukker.

As previously reported, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé‘s “Perfect” tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week. The song also takes over as the most-heard hit on U.S. radio, reaching No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart.

Plus, Bruno Mars and Cardi B score the Hot 100’s top debut, as “Finesse” enters at No. 35. Also arriving are four songs from the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman (the new No. 1 album on the Billboard 200), including cuts by Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, who star in the musical.

Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?

“Let Me Go,” Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso feat. Florida Georgia Line & Watt
The song ascends to the Hot 100’s top 40, jumping 55-40. It ranks at No. 29 on the Digital Song Sales chart (21,000 downloads sold in the tracking week, up 11 percent, according to Nielsen Music) and No. 48 on Radio Songs (26 million audience impressions, up 10 percent), while nearing Streaming Songs (9.8 million U.S. streams, up 21 percent).

Steinfeld scores her third top 40 Hot 100 hit, following “Love Myself” (No. 30, 2015) and “Starving,” with Grey and featuring Zedd (No. 12, 2016). Alesso adds his second top 40 Hot 100 entry, following his sole prior charted title, “Heroes (We Could Be),” featuring Tove Lo (No. 31, 2015).

Florida Georgia Line notches its 11th top 40 entry, while boasting two songs in the region this week, as the duo’s collab with Bebe Rexha, “Meant to Be,” rises 26-24 (and leads Hot Country Songs for a sixth week).

Watt hits the top 40 in his first Hot 100 visit as an artist, although he’s now four-for-four in reaching the region as a producer (having produced “Let Me Go” with Alesso). He also produced Selena Gomez and Marshmello’s “Wolves,” at No. 28.


“One Foot,” Walk the Moon
The Cincinnati quartet charts its first Hot 100 entry since its 2015 No. 4 smash “Shut Up and Dance,” which also ruled Hot Rock Songs for a whopping 27 weeks. “One Foot” steps onto the Hot 100 at No. 80, as it holds at its No. 4 peak on Hot Rock Songs.

Airplay is leading the way for the new single, which rises 43-41 on Radio Songs (30 million, up 13 percent). It ranks at No. 3 on Alternative Songs, No. 15 on Adult Pop Songs and No. 24 on Pop Songs.

“Best Friend,” Sofi Tukker feat. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno
Like “Let Me Go,” another four-act collab hits a new milestone, as “Best Friend” debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 100, becoming the first entry on the chart for dance/electronic duo Sofi Tukker, as well as for each featured artist.

The track is growing at an impressive range of radio formats, bulleting at No. 3 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, No. 20 on both Pop Songs and Alternative Songs and No. 40 on Adult Pop Songs.