Plus, Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, rises from No. 4 to No. 2 on the Hot 100, a new high for the song and tying Lipa’s best career Hot 100 rank, and J. Cole‘s “Interlude” debuts at No. 8, launching as the week’s most streamed song.
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“Door,” released on Aftermath/Atlantic Records, first reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 dated April 17 (five weeks ago). It returns to the top as it drew 17.8 million U.S. streams (down 4%) and sold 14,200 (up 38%, helped by its placement in the iTunes Store’s 69¢ Pop Hits sale) in the week ending May 13, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 87 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 8%) in the week ending May 16.
Notably, the four-week absence from No. 1 on the Hot 100 for “Door” is the longest for a song since Post Malone’s “Circles” waited four frames between its second and third weeks on top on the charts dated Dec. 7, 2019, and Jan. 11, 2020. The two tracks’ breaks between weeks at No. 1 mark the longest since Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” reigned for two weeks and then spent eight frames at No. 2 (below Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”) before returning for two more weeks on top in September-November 2014.
Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, elevates from No. 4 to No. 2 on the Hot 100, a new best rank for the song and matching Lipa’s best career placement on the chart. She previously reached a No. 2 high with “Don’t Start Now” in March 2020.
“Levitating” landed 21.9 million U.S. streams (up less than 1%) and sold 19,900 (up 83%) in the week ending May 13, the latter total good for the Hot 100’s top Sales Gainer nod. It also attracted 59.7 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 18%) in the week ending May 16. All three sums mark the highest weekly totals yet for the song.
The track climbs from No. 2 to No. 1 on Digital Song Sales, where it becomes the first leader for both Lipa and DaBaby. It holds at its No. 4 high on Radio Songs and lifts 6-5 for its first week in the top five on Streaming Songs.
Multiple gains in the latest tracking week, following those in recent weeks, helped “Levitating” ascend again, including a half-dozen versions of the song all being discounted to 69 cents in the iTunes Store (with the DaBaby version included in the 69¢ Pop Hits special). The song was originally released, in solo form, on Lipa’s second LP, Future Nostalgia, in March 2020; its DaBaby remix arrived in October. (All versions of the song are combined for the Hot 100.)
Lipa and DaBaby performed “Levitating” during the Grammy Awards March 14, as part of a medley with “Don’t Start Now,” and the song has also surged as a soundtrack to numerous TikTok clips over the last month.
Meanwhile, “Levitating” has experienced an atypical resurgence at radio. It hit a prior weekly high of 55.5 million in audience as reflected on the Radio Songs chart dated Feb. 13 and then steadily descended to 31.2 million (April 3). This week, with its new high of 59.7 million, the song boasts its seventh consecutive week since with an audience gain. Leading the way at radio, it returns to its No. 4 high on the mainstream top 40-based Pop Airplay chart, which it had previously reached in January, with Greatest Gainer honors.
Justin Bieber’s fellow former Hot 100 leader “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, keeps at No. 3. The song receives the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a seventh consecutive week (up 14% to 80.6 million), tying Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” (January-March) for the longest streak since Pharrell’s “Happy” claimed the honor for eight straight weeks in February-March 2014. “Peaches” also becomes Bieber’s eighth No. 1 on Pop Airplay, and the first each for Caesar and Giveon.
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s “Save Your Tears” falls to No. 4 on the Hot 100 after two weeks at No. 1; Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, holds at its No. 5 high; Masked Wolf’s “Astronaut in the Ocean” rises 7-6 for a new best, as it notches its first week at No. 1 on the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart; and Polo G’s “Rapstar” descends 6-7 on the Hot 100 after arriving and spending its first two weeks on the chart at No. 1.
J. Cole’s “Interlude” bounds onto the Hot 100 at No. 8, fueled by its No. 1 entrance on Streaming Songs with 26.6 million streams, following its May 7 release. The song marks his sixth Hot 100 top 10 and fifth to debut in the region, as well as his first Streaming Songs leader.
“Interlude” is from J. Cole’s sixth studio album The Off-Season, released Friday (May 14) and due on next week’s Billboard charts (dated May 29).
The Kid LAROI and Miley Cyrus’ “Without You” slips to No. 9 from its No. 8 Hot 100 high, as it tallies a second week each atop the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Lil Nas X’s former No. 1 “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” dips 9-10.