We’re liberating the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending September 30, 2017.
Last week featured a rare treat: a Hot Shot Debut single in the Top Five. We’re happy to announce that this week, history repeats itself.
Number 5: Sam Smith “Too Good At Goodbyes”
It happens in fifth place, where Sam Smith re-surfaces.
Sam tallies his sixth Top 20 – and his third Top Five – hit, “Too Good At Goodbyes”. Back home in the U.K., the news is even better, where it becomes Sam’s sixth number one. This is the opening single from his upcoming second album. It’s been three years since he dropped “In The Lonely Hour.” Sam says he wants the album to update us on his love life… which according to him is still terrible.
Number 4: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber aren’t suffering too terribly with “Despacito”: the former 16-week champ weakens a slot in fourth place.
Fans of Daddy Yankee are helping him aid victims of natural disasters. Last week, he went on social media to elicit donations for those devastated by Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean, and the massive earthquake in Mexico. Working with several charities, he collected donations of diapers, batteries, bottled water and other essentials. Daddy Yankee also joined forces with Feeding America, which will bring food donations to 78 municipalities in Puerto Rico.
Number 3: Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid “1-800-273-8255”
Logic bumps it up two slots to third place with “1-800-273-8255” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid.
This is now the highest-charting single in Hot 100 history with a telephone number as its title. Back in 1982, the rock band Tommy Tutone peaked at number four with “867-5309/Jenny.” Actually, no fewer than seven songs bearing phone number titles have made it into the Hot 100.
Number 2: Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Cardi B remains a strong contender at number two with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves).”
Cardi recently said she was going to push back her album, originally slated for an October release. Posting on Twitter, rapper J Cole advised her not to pressure herself to release an album…just keep dropping strong singles.
Number 1: Taylor Swift “Look What You Made Me Do”
Taylor Swift stays strong atop the Hot 100 for a third week with “Look What You Made Me Do.”
Did you know Taylor threw a Halloween party last year? Naturally, it drew top celebs: model Gigi Hadid was there along with Camila Cabello, who dressed as a “Grandma Who Couldn’t Find Her Cat Because She Sat On It.”
We’ll find our way to number one next week and we hope you’ll join us.