We’re on the job with the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending June 2, 2018.
The Top Five takes a breather this week, with no entries changing positions.
Number 5: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line hold in fifth place with “Meant To Be.”
Over on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, it posts a 25th week at number one…and that puts it in the record books. It’s now the longest-running champion song by a duo or group in the Hot Country Songs chart’s 59-year history. It’s the second longest overall, trailing only Sam Hunt’s 34-week champ, “Body Like A Back Road.” And…Florida Georgia Line occupies two of the three top slots, the third being their 2012 chart-topper “Cruise” – which spent 24 weeks at number one.
Number 4: Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign “Psycho”
Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign tread water in fourth place with “Psycho.” Post spends a third week atop the Billboard Pop Albums list with “Beerbongs & Bentleys” – but it has sold fewer than 200,000 copies. However, streaming is now the platform of choice for music listeners – and Post’s album is racking up big numbers in that category. Post has a younger, college-age audience who naturally gravitate toward streaming, rather than downloads or other platforms.
Number 3: Drake “God’s Plan ”
Drake stays put in third place with “God’s Plan.” His joint tour with Migos kicks off on July 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah and extends through November 17 after a series of additional dates were added. They’re calling it the “Aubrey And The Three Amigos” tour – Drake’s real name being Aubrey Drake Graham.
Number 2 “Drake “Nice For What”
We also find Drake in second place, holding steady with “Nice For What.” Late on May 26, Drake dropped a new song, “I’m Upset.” It arrived with little warning, but once fans realized it was out, they began streaming it in huge numbers.
Both its predecessors, “God’s Plan” and “Nice For What” opened at number one…and by the time the present tracking week ends on June 1, Drake may have a third straight champ.
Number 1: Childish Gambino ” This Is America”
For now, though, Childish Gambino is your Hot 100 leader for a second week with “This Is America.”
Not all people realize that Childish Gambino is actually the multi-talented actor Donald Glover. Among them was Cardi B, who last week tweeted how amazingly close she found the resemblance between Childish and Donald. Cardi deleted her tweet once she realized her mistake.
Make no mistake, we’ll return next week with an all-new lineup.