Thursday, February 18, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending February 11, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales, the top 25 based on total U.S. streaming and the top 25 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay. 

Cardi B's new song 'Up' topped the weekly sales chart, logging just over 34,000 downloads in the tracking week ending February 11. The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' saw an impressive Super Bowl bump, scoring around 30,000 downloads (versus 8,600 the prior week) as did 'Save Your Tears' which was at 14,500 (from 5,800). 'Drivers License' from Olivia Rodrigo dipped to the fourth position with over 16,000 downloads, but was actually up from last week's ~13,000. Of note below the top 25 was Doja Cat's 'Streets' (2,100), Ariana Grande's '34+35' (1,700) & 'Positions' (1,400), and SZA's 'Good Days' (1,500). Note: this list only includes songs that had over $35K revenue for the week; a song with less than $35K in revenue could theoretically have more sales than the 25th ranked song on this list and it would not appear here.

SONG SALES CHART (2/5 - 2/11/2021)
SongArtistSales
UPCARDI B34,200
BLINDING LIGHTSTHE WEEKND29,700
DYNAMITEBTS17,800
DRIVERS LICENSEOLIVIA RODRIGO16,400
SAVE YOUR TEARSTHE WEEKND14,500
MORE THAN MY HOMETOWNMORGAN WALLEN7,100
LEVITATINGDUA LIPA FEAT. DABABY6,600
GLAD YOU EXISTDAN + SHAY6,600
WASTED ON YOUMORGAN WALLEN6,100
THE HILLSTHE WEEKND5,900
STARBOYTHE WEEKND FEAT. DAFT PUNK5,800
WHOOPTYCJ5,600
SAND IN MY BOOTSMORGAN WALLEN5,300
ANYONEJUSTIN BIEBER5,100
BEST FRIENDSAWEETIE FEAT. DOJA CAT4,200
7 SUMMERSMORGAN WALLEN4,200
MOOD24KGOLDN FEAT. IANN DIOR3,800
BODYMEGAN THEE STALLION3,800
BETTER TOGETHERLUKE COMBS3,500
MY EX'S BEST FRIENDMACHINE GUN KELLY X BLACKBEAR3,400
YOU BROKE ME FIRSTTATE MCRAE3,300
THEREFORE I AMBILLIE EILISH3,200
STARTING OVERCHRIS STAPLETON3,200
CRY BABYMEGAN THEE STALLION FEAT. DABABY2,500
WILLOWTAYLOR SWIFT2,500

There were some interesting results on the weekly streaming chart this week. AlphaData (the source for these charts) reported that Olivia Rodrigo's 'Driver's License' beat out Cardi B's 'Up' for the top spot on the week with 24 million U.S. streams (versus 21 million for 'Up'). Nielsen's numbers (which are limited) had 'Up' on top with 31.2 million streams and 'Drivers License' at 27.6 million, so it's hard to know which one actually came out on top (for what it's worth though, 'Drivers License' had a much stronger week on Spotify: 11.75 million to 6.86 million). The Weeknd ranked third and fourth with 'Save Your Tears' (16.87 million) & 'Blinding Lights' (16.7 million), and SZA was fifth with 'Good Days' (14.94 million). Outside the top 25 was Ariana Grande' 'Positions' (7.641 million), MGK's 'My Ex's Best Friend' (7.206 million), Justin Bieber's 'Anyone' (7.187 million), Tate McRae's 'You Broke Me First' (6.581 million), Billie Eilish's 'Therefore I Am' (6.348 million), and Taylor Swift's 'Willow' (also 6.348 million). Note: this list only includes songs that had over $35K revenue for the week; a song with less than $35K in revenue could theoretically have more streams than the 25th ranked song on this list and it would not appear here.

SONG STREAMING CHART (2/5 - 2/11/2021)
SongArtistStreams
DRIVERS LICENSEOLIVIA RODRIGO24,030,000
UPCARDI B21,078,000
SAVE YOUR TEARSTHE WEEKND16,873,000
BLINDING LIGHTSTHE WEEKND16,701,000
GOOD DAYSSZA14,938,000
STREETSDOJA CAT13,914,000
BACK IN BLOODPOOH SHIESTY FEAT. LIL DURK13,535,000
MOOD24KGOLDN FEAT. IANN DIOR11,332,000
34+35ARIANA GRANDE11,153,000
WHOOPTYCJ11,035,000
TIME TODAYMONEYBAGG YO10,778,000
LEVITATINGDUA LIPA FEAT. DABABY10,570,000
SAND IN MY BOOTSMORGAN WALLEN10,553,000
WASTED ON YOUMORGAN WALLEN10,136,000
FOR THE NIGHTPOP SMOKE F. LIL BABY & DABABY9,714,000
ON MELIL BABY9,673,000
LEMONADEINTERNET MONEY & GUNNA9,216,000
DAKITIBAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ9,170,000
SOMEBODY'S PROBLEMMORGAN WALLEN8,505,000
WITHOUT YOUTHE KID LAROI8,492,000
CRY BABYMEGAN THEE STALLION FEAT. DABABY8,291,000
NEIGHBORSPOOH SHIESTY FEAT. BIG308,171,000
WHAT YOU KNOW BOUT LOVEPOP SMOKE8,086,000
YOU'RE MINES STILLYUNG BLEU FEAT. DRAKE7,829,000
GNF (OKOKOK)POLO G7,782,000

Ariana Grande has now spent nine weeks in a row at number one on the pop radio chart with '34+35' logging a second week at the summit after seven weeks with 'positions' atop. The former was at 16,139 plays (up 241 from last week) while the latter ranked second at 14,865 plays though that was down over 300 plays. 'Drivers License' from Olivia Rodrigo saw the week's most increased plays, up nearly 2,500 from last week to 13,236 and ranked fifth on the week. Ava Max had the second-most increased plays of the week with 'My Head and My Heart' increasing nearly 1,600 to 4,780. Also of note, the first week of radio play for Dua Lipa's 'We're Good' scored 1,331 plays and reached an audience of 4.76 million, and Sabrina Carpenter's 'Skin' was at 1,328 with 1.74 million. 

POP RADIO CHART (2/5 - 2/11/2021)
Artist/TrackPlaysAudience
(millions)
ARIANA GRANDE 34+3516,13948.730
ARIANA GRANDE Positions14,86547.501
CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG Go Crazy14,07141.739
JUSTIN BIEBER & BENNY BLANCO Lonely13,97342.423
OLIVIA RODRIGO drivers license13,23639.902
24KGOLDN FEAT. IANN DIOR Mood12,47936.444
BILLIE EILISH Therefore I Am11,60333.958
DUA LIPA FEAT. DABABY Levitating11,26630.459
RITT MOMNEY Put Your Records On10,17830.667
TATE MCRAE You Broke Me First9,64327.990
JUSTIN BIEBER FEAT. CHANCE THE RAPPER Holy9,25028.230
MACHINE GUN KELLY X BLACKBEAR My Ex's Best Friend7,56719.738
THE WEEKND Save Your Tears7,16817.790
HARRY STYLES Golden6,68716.449
POP SMOKE What You Know Bout Love6,55517.582
JUSTIN BIEBER Anyone5,74915.953
TAYLOR SWIFT Willow5,03013.379
AVA MAX My Head And My Heart4,78013.397
ALL TIME LOW FEAT. BLACKBEAR Monsters4,34310.462
MEGAN THEE STALLION Body3,8607.082
ED SHEERAN Afterglow3,7848.553
JASON DERULO FEAT. ADAM LEVINE Lifestyle3,6029.236
THE KID LAROI So Done3,4115.407
TRAVIS SCOTT & HVME Goosebumps3,3785.907
BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ Dakiti3,2268.854

Source: Nielsen Media Research & Alpha Data

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