Friday, March 19, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending March 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. 

BTS's 'Dynamite' somehow again led all singles in total sales, beating out strong debuts from Drake, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber. The song had nearly 28,000 in pure sales in the tracking week ending March 11, up from 24.1K last week and just ever-so-slightly more than second-ranked 'Leave the Door Open' from Bruno Mars (27,100). Drake debuted three new songs in the 3-5 positions with 'What's Next' (18,700) in third, 'Wants and Needs' (16,600) in fourth, and 'Lemon Pepper Freestyle' (15,300) in fifth. Justin Bieber debuted his new song 'Hold On' just outside of the top 5 with 13,800 sales, a healthy margin over previous chart-toppers 'Up' from Cardi B (9,400) and 'Drivers License' from Olivia Rodrigo (7,200). Of note outside the 25 includes Chris Brown's 'Go Crazy' (1,700), Cardi B's 'WAP' (1,600), Ariana Grande's '34+35' (1,500) & 'Positions' (1,200), and SZA's 'Good Days' (1,500). Note: this list only includes songs that had over $38.64K revenue for the week; a song with less than $38.64K in revenue could theoretically have more sales than the 25th ranked song on this list and it would not appear here.

SONG SALES CHART (3/5 - 3/11/2021)
SongArtistSales
DYNAMITEBTS27,900
LEAVE THE DOOR OPENBRUNO MARS27,100
WHAT'S NEXTDRAKE18,700
WANTS AND NEEDSDRAKE FEAT. LIL BABY16,600
LEMON PEPPER FREESTYLEDRAKE FEAT. RICK ROSS15,300
HOLD ONJUSTIN BIEBER13,800
UPCARDI B9,400
ASTRONAUT IN THE OCEANMASKED WOLF8,700
DRIVERS LICENSEOLIVIA RODRIGO7,200
LEVITATINGDUA LIPA FEAT. DABABY6,000
BLINDING LIGHTSTHE WEEKND5,600
SAVE YOUR TEARSTHE WEEKND5,400
BEST FRIENDSAWEETIE FEAT. DOJA CAT5,000
THE GOOD ONESGABBY BARRETT4,700
GOOD TIMENIKO MOON4,100
ANYONEJUSTIN BIEBER4,000
YOU BROKE ME FIRSTTATE MCRAE3,400
MOOD24KGOLDN FEAT. IANN DIOR2,800
BETTER TOGETHERLUKE COMBS2,700
MY EX'S BEST FRIENDMACHINE GUN KELLY X BLACKBEAR2,600
STREETSDOJA CAT2,300
WITHOUT YOUTHE KID LAROI2,200
HEAT WAVESGLASS ANIMALS2,200
WHAT YOU KNOW BOUT LOVEPOP SMOKE2,000
GOOSEBUMPSTRAVIS SCOTT & HVME1,900

Drake had a monster week on streaming this week with the three songs from his new EP, 'Scary Hours 2' taking the top 3 spots in the weekly rankings. 'What's Next' debuted atop the chart with 44.33 million U.S. streams in its first week - the second-best weekly streaming total of 2021 behind only the crazy first week of Olivia Rodrigo's 'Drivers License' in the week ending Jan. 14 (67 million). Drake's other two songs, 'Wants and Needs' and 'Lemon Pepper Freestyle' were not far behind at 39.5 million & 30.2 million respectively. Bruno Mars also had a solid week with his new song 'Leave the Door Open' taking the fourth spot on the week (18.52 million) just ahead of Cardi B's 'Up' (18.17 million). Songs of note below the top 25 include Bad Bunny's 'DAKITI' (8.593m), The Kid Laroi's 'Without You' (7.705m), DaBaby's 'Rockstar' (7.306m), Chris Brown's 'Go Crazy' (7.018m), Ariana Grande's 'Positions' (6.779m), Tate McRae's 'You Broke Me First' (6.448m), and Justin Bieber's 'Anyone' (6.377m). Note: this list only includes songs that had over $38.64K revenue for the week; a song with less than $38.64K in revenue could theoretically have more streams than the 25th ranked song on this list and it would not appear here.

SONG STREAMING CHART (3/5 - 3/11/2021)
SongArtistStreams
WHAT'S NEXTDRAKE44,330,000
WANTS AND NEEDSDRAKE FEAT. LIL BABY39,499,000
LEMON PEPPER FREESTYLEDRAKE FEAT. RICK ROSS30,184,000
LEAVE THE DOOR OPENBRUNO MARS18,519,000
UPCARDI B18,173,000
CALLING MY PHONELIL TJAY FEAT. 6LACK16,451,000
DRIVERS LICENSEOLIVIA RODRIGO14,947,000
BACK IN BLOODPOOH SHIESTY FEAT. LIL DURK14,892,000
STREETSDOJA CAT13,033,000
TELEPATIAKALI UCHIS12,240,000
GOOD DAYSSZA12,199,000
SAVE YOUR TEARSTHE WEEKND12,044,000
BEATBOXSPOTEMGOTTEM FEAT. POOH SHIESTY11,723,000
REAL AS IT GETSLIL BABY FEAT. EST GEE11,524,000
LEVITATINGDUA LIPA FEAT. DABABY10,658,000
BLINDING LIGHTSTHE WEEKND10,617,000
HOLD ONJUSTIN BIEBER10,473,000
MOOD24KGOLDN FEAT. IANN DIOR10,307,000
ON MELIL BABY10,248,000
HEARTBREAK ANNIVERSARYGIVEON10,194,000
NO MORE PARTIESCOI LERAY9,871,000
34+35ARIANA GRANDE9,705,000
ASTRONAUT IN THE OCEANMASKED WOLF9,336,000
FOR THE NIGHTPOP SMOKE FEAT. LIL BABY & DABABY9,303,000
BEST FRIENDSAWEETIE FEAT. DOJA CAT9,098,000

This was an interesting week to see whether or not Billie Eilish's 'Therefore I Am' could feasibly make a play for the top spot on the pop radio chart, and it remains possible, but unlikely. The song gained just 363 plays in the tracking week (versus last week's 1146 gain) to bring its total to just under 15,000. 'Drivers License' was at the summit for the third straight week, logging 17,315 plays in the week, down about 308 from last week, but likely still high enough to spend a fourth week atop the chart and not be caught by 'Therefore I Am.' Those two songs sandwiched Ariana Grande's '34+35' which spends a third week in the runner-up spot with a still-impressive 15,210 plays - down 584 week-to-week. The song with the most increased plays from last week was 'Leave the Door Open' which rose 2282 to 3,302 to just barely reach the top 25. Other top gainers were Maroon 5's 'Beautiful Mistakes' (up 2113) and Tate McRae's 'You Broke Me First' (up 747). Of note below the top 25 was 'Up' (2,153 plays/4.326m audience), Masked Wolf's 'Astronaut in the Ocean' (1,901/2.936m), Daya's 'Bad Girl' (1,475/2.838m), SZA's 'Good Days' (999/1.242m), and Bebe Rexha's 'Sacrifice' (593/884K). 

POP RADIO CHART (3/5 - 3/11/2021)
Artist/TrackPlaysAudience
(millions)
OLIVIA RODRIGO drivers license17,31551.822
ARIANA GRANDE 34+3515,21047.179
BILLIE EILISH Therefore I Am14,95341.810
ARIANA GRANDE Positions13,69944.727
RITT MOMNEY Put Your Records On13,24637.383
TATE MCRAE You Broke Me First11,42231.756
CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG Go Crazy11,20731.517
24KGOLDN FEAT. IANN DIOR Mood10,35331.252
THE WEEKND Save Your Tears9,91727.235
MACHINE GUN KELLY X BLACKBEAR My Ex's Best Friend9,24525.184
POP SMOKE What You Know Bout Love8,38822.878
JUSTIN BIEBER Anyone7,74620.575
AVA MAX My Head And My Heart7,49020.497
DUA LIPA We're Good6,40716.992
HARRY STYLES Golden6,10515.239
THE KID LAROI Without You5,77514.355
TAYLOR SWIFT Willow5,22713.130
ALL TIME LOW FEAT. BLACKBEAR Monsters5,01011.552
TRAVIS SCOTT & HVME Goosebumps4,5789.364
BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ Dakiti4,19811.328
MAROON 5 FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION Beautiful Mistakes4,04410.827
JASON DERULO FEAT. ADAM LEVINE Lifestyle3,5517.230
BRUNO MARS Leave The Door Open3,3029.345
SAWEETIE FEAT. DOJA CAT Best Friend3,1505.846
SIGALA. & JAMES ARTHUR Lasting Lover3,1375.411

Source: Nielsen Media Research & Alpha Data

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