Look what she did in the top ten: Taylor Swift became the first female artist in history to hit the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in a single week, with songs from her all-consuming album “Midnights.” The previous record holder was Drake, who managed to score nine out of 10 songs when “Certified Lover Boy” was released last year.
Not surprisingly, the lead among Swift’s bestselling and bestselling singles was “Anti-Hero,” which was the album’s first music video and the first single to be promoted to radio when all 13 songs from the album were released. At the same time that the clock struck October 21. Per Luminate, the track went out of the gate with 59.7 million streams and 32 million broadcast viewer impressions, which, in addition to a few single sales downloads, prompted “Anti-Hero” to become its ninth #1 song on the Hot 100.
Second place is the album’s opening track, “Lavender Haze”, which was high in broadcast – 41.4 million – but far behind the broadcast leader, with 2.4 million appearances, although it’s still an unusually strong number for a song that hasn’t been released yet. View it paid as one. The remaining songs in the top 10: “Maroon”, “Snow on the Beach” (a clicking sound if such a thing ever existed, with distinct looks and co-written with Lana Del Rey), “Midnight Rain”, “Bejeweled”, “Question…?”, “You are alone, child,” “Karma,” and “Tribal guards.”
Remarkably, all the songs in the top ten exceeded 400,000 in radio appearances, despite not being classified as singles. The least played song on the radio was “Vigilante Shit”, probably because its title and language were an issue for some stations, although its 424,000 impression on the radio suggests plenty of outlets still hold it back.
It hasn’t been long since Swift’s last #1 on the Hot 100, although this one made it to the top with very little radio playing, like “All Too Well (10 minute version)” was actually a little awkward for the 10 minute radio. This game debuted and peaked at number one in November 2021. Its last chart was not a remake, as it were, “Willow” at the end of 2020.