Plus, The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights,” at No. 3 on the Hot 100, enters an exclusive club of hits that have spent at least 60 weeks on the chart and Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, reaches the top five, rising from No. 6 to No. 5.
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Feb. 6) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Feb. 2). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
“Drivers License” was released Jan. 8 on Geffen/Interscope Records and debuted atop the Jan. 23-dated Hot 100, marking Rodrigo’s first No. 1. The track from the singer-songwriter and actress, 17, who broke through with roles on Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark and Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, totaled 42.6 million U.S. streams (down 29%) and 17,000 downloads sold (down 37%) in the week ending Jan. 28, according to MRC Data. It also drew 35.3 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 63%) in the week ending Jan. 31, as it wins the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a second consecutive frame.
The track adds a third week at No. 1 on both the all-genre Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts and blasts 36-16 on Radio Songs. It bounds 20-10 on Pop Airplay and 24-18 on Adult Pop Airplay and enters Rhythmic Airplay at No. 36.
Meanwhile, of the 48 singles ever to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100, “License” is the 14th to hold at No. 1 in its first three weeks (a level that, thus, 29% of all such leaders have reached). Notably, none of the last 14 songs before “License” to launch at No. 1 spent as many as their first three weeks on top; “License” is the first to do so since Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” spent its first five frames at No. 1 in February-March 2019. Grande also logged the previous such leader, as “Thank U, Next,” her first No. 1, posted its first three weeks on the chart at No. 1 in November-December 2018.
24kGoldn’s “Mood,” featuring Iann Dior, rebounds 3-2 on the Hot 100, after eight nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in October through mid-January. It tops the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts for a 22nd week each and Hot Rap Songs for a 16th frame; all three charts use the same methodology as the Hot 100.
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” rises 4-3 on the Hot 100. The song spent four weeks at No. 1 (eventually ranking as the Hot 100’s top hit of all of 2020) and logs its 60th total week on the chart. It adds a record-extending 47th week in the top 10 and record-padding 38th week in the top five. The track also claims a 10th week at No. 1 on the multi-metric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and a record-furthering 44th frame atop Hot R&B Songs.
“Lights” is just the 16th hit in the Hot 100’s 62-year history to spend at least 60 weeks on the chart. It’s the first, however, to rank in the top 10 at the time of its 60th week.
Here’s a look at all the singles that have reached 60 or more weeks on the Hot 100, and their placements in those frames:
Weeks on Hot 100, Title, Artist, Rank in 60th Week
87, “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons, No. 16
79, “Sail,” AWOLNATION, No. 19
76, “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz, No. 33
69, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, No. 37
68, “Counting Stars,” OneRepublic, No. 35
68, “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, No. 44
65, “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele, No. 23
65, “You Were Meant for Me”/”Foolish Games,” Jewel, No. 25
64, “Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood, No. 40
62, “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers, No. 47
62, “You and Me,” Lifehouse, No. 45
61, “Circles,” Post Malone, No. 19
61, “Demons,” Imagine Dragons, No. 45
60, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, No. 3
60, “Need You Now,” Lady A, No. 48
60, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” Los Del Rio, No. 44
All the songs above have charted since the Hot 100 adopted a rule in the early ’90s by which titles are removed after 20 weeks if below No. 50; since December 2015, songs are also removed after 52 weeks if below No. 25. As for two of the songs above, Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” while at No. 16 in its 60th week, subsequently charted as high as No. 13 (in its 75th week), the highest a song had placed in its 60th frame or later until “Lights” this week. Plus, Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” rebounded to No. 5 in its 59th week, following the 54th annual Grammy Awards in 2012, on which she performed the smash and it won for record and song of the year (among her six wins, the most of any artist that year).
“Lights” will receive a platform befitting its title this Sunday (Feb. 7), with The Weeknd almost certain to perform it as part of his Super Bowl LV halftime performance, likely sparking its continued run in the Hot 100’s upper reaches. (His latest single, “Save Your Tears,” should also benefit; it hits a new high this week, rising 20-14.)
Grande’s “34+35” backtracks to No. 4 from its No. 2 Hot 100 high, reached a week ago following the Jan. 15 release of its remix featuring Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion. (The latter two artists are no longer credited on the song, as Grande’s solo version drew the majority of its activity in the latest tracking week, although the pair will remain credited in their individual chart histories on the song.)
Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, lifts 6-5 on the Hot 100, with 54.3 million in radio audience, 13 million streams and 8,000 sold.
Lipa adds her second top five Hot 100 hit, among three top 10s, following “Don’t Start Now” (No. 2 peak, March 2020); she first reached the top 10 with “New Rules” (No. 6, February 2018). DaBaby earns his third top five entry, among five top 10s.
Chris Brown and Young Thug’s “Go Crazy” ascends 7-6 on the Hot 100, after hitting No. 5, as it notches a third week atop Radio Songs (82.4 million in audience, down 1%).
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Grande’s “Positions” drops 5-7, after spending its first week on the chart at No. 1 in November; Justin Bieber’s “Holy,” featuring Chance the Rapper, holds at No. 8, after it debuted at its No. 3 peak in October; SZA’s “Good Days” rises 10-9 for a new best rank; and AJR’s “Bang!” backtracks 9-10, after reaching No. 8.
Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated Feb. 6), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (Feb. 2).