Plus, SZA’s “Snooze,” which holds at its No. 2 Hot 100 high, ascends to the top of the Radio Songs chart, becoming her first leader on the airplay ranking, and Jung Kook and Jack Harlow’s “3D” debuts at No. 5 on the Hot 100. “3D” becomes Jung Kook’s second Hot 100 top 10 – making him the first BTS member with multiple solo top 10s – and Harlow’s fourth.
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data, the lattermost metric reflecting purchases of physical singles and digital tracks from full-service digital music retailers; digital singles sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites are excluded from chart calculations. All charts (dated Oct. 14, 2023) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 10). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.
“Paint the Town Red,” released on Kemosabe/RCA Records, drew 61.8 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 18%) and 23.3 million streams (down 15%) and sold 6,000 downloads (down 9%) in the Sept. 29-Oct. 5 tracking week, according to Luminate. It wins the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a third consecutive frame.
The single falls to No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart following a week at the summit and to No. 4 on Digital Song Sales following two weeks on top; and rises 7-5 on Radio Songs, becoming Doja Cat’s seventh top five hit. It concurrently tops the multi-metric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a sixth and seventh week, respectively.
Doja Cat triples her prior Hot 100 command, as “Say So,” featuring Nicki Minaj, led for a week in May 2020.
SZA’s “Snooze” repeats at its No. 2 Hot 100 high, with 75.8 million in radio audience (up 4%), 16.5 million streams (down 5%) and 2,000 sold (down 5%). It ascends 3-1 on Radio Songs, where it’s SZA’s first leader, among four top 10s; “Kill Bill” hit No. 2 in April, following her featured turns on Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” (No. 2, 2021) and Maroon 5’s “What Lovers Do” (No. 5, 2017). “Snooze” concurrently tops the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart for an 11th week.
(With “Paint the Town Red” at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and “Snooze” at No. 2, RCA ranks in the top two spots for a second consecutive week; until the last two weeks, RCA hadn’t infused the top two simultaneously under the label’s current organizational structure within Sony Music, which dates to the early 2010s.)
Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” climbs 4-3 on the Hot 100, returning to its best rank. Thanks to “Paint the Town Red,” “Snooze” and “Cruel Summer,” the chart’s top three consists entirely of women for the first time in over seven months, since the March 4-dated ranking, when Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” placed at No. 1, followed by SZA’s “Kill Bill” at No. 2 and PinkPantheress and Ice Spice’s “Boy’s a Liar, Pt. 2” at No. 3. The latest list marks the first top three each by a single female artist since a month before that, with SZA and Swift again involved; on the Feb. 4 chart, Cyrus’ “Flowers” was No. 1, followed by “Kill Bill” at No. 2 and Swift’s “Anti-Hero” at No. 3.
Luke Combs’ cover of Tracy Chapman’s No. 6-peaking 1988 Hot 100 classic “Fast Car” backs up 3-4, following eight weeks at its No. 2 high. The latter adds a third week at No. 1 on the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart.
Jung Kook and Jack Harlow’s “3D” launches at No. 5 on the Hot 100, with 13.6 million streams, 3.1 million in radio audience and 87,000 physical and digital singles sold combined, following its Sept. 29 release. (The song’s original, “Alternate” and instrumental versions were released that day, while its A.G. Cook remix and clean, sped up and slowed down mixes arrived Oct. 2.)
“3D” is Jung Kook’s second Hot 100 top 10 – making him the first BTS member with multiple solo top 10s – while Harlow adds his fourth.
Here’s a recap of all six top 40 Hot 100 entries so far by BTS members apart from the group, ranked by peak position. All seven of the act’s members have reached the chart overall with solo songs: J-Hope, Jimin, Jin, Jung Kook, RM, Suga and V. (As a group, BTS boasts 15 top 40 hits, including 10 top 10s and six No. 1s.)
Peak Pos., Date, Artist, Title:
- No. 1, one week, July 29, 2023, Jung Kook feat. Latto, “Seven”
- No. 1, one week, April 8, 2023, Jimin, “Like Crazy”
- No. 5 (to date), Oct. 14, 2023, Jung Kook & Jack Harlow, “3D”
- No. 22, July 9, 2022, Charlie Puth feat. Jung Kook, “Left and Right”
- No. 29, Dec. 25, 2021, Juice WRLD & Suga, “Girl of My Dreams”
- No. 30, April 1, 2023, Jimin, “Set Me Free, Pt. 2”
“3D” opens at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales, where Jung Kook and Jack Harlow each earn a third leader.
Zach Bryan’s “I Remember Everything,” featuring Kacey Musgraves, descends 5-6 on the Hot 100, after it led for a week upon its debut in September. It rebounds for a fourth week atop Streaming Songs (25.2 million, down 5%) and paces the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Rock Songs charts for a sixth week each.
Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” dips 6-7 on the Hot 100, following 16 weeks at No. 1 starting in March, the most ever for a non-collaboration; Gunna’s “Fukumean” is steady at No. 8, after hitting No. 4; and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire” falls at 7-9, following two nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 beginning in July.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” drops 9-10, after reaching No. 3. It rules the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart for a record-extending 58th week.
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