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It’s Christmastime on the TikTok Billboard Top 50

Lil Mabu and Chrisean Rock’s “Mr. Take Ya B-tch” leads the TikTok Billboard Top 50 for a second straight week, while holiday music infuses the Nov. 11-dated survey, both for Halloween and Christmas.

The TikTok Billboard Top 50 is a weekly ranking of the most popular songs on TikTok in the United States based on creations, video views and user engagement. The latest chart reflects activity Oct. 30-Nov. 5. Activity on TikTok is not included in Billboard charts except for the TikTok Billboard Top 50.

“Mr. Take Ya B-tch” reigns for a second frame, coming in its third week on the chart. It debuted at No. 33 on the Oct. 28 tally and has risen in popularity since, not just on TikTok but also on on-demand music streaming services; the track bows at No. 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to 7.8 million official U.S. streams Oct. 27-Nov. 2, a boost of 9%, according to Luminate.

The remainder of the TikTok Billboard Top 50’s top five consists of songs either at or near the chart’s summit in recent weeks – or in the case of Playboi Carti’s “Sky,” a return at No. 2 thanks to its usual beginning-of-the-month spike due to its “Wake up/ It’s the first of the month” lyric and subsequent TikTok uploads.

But largely, the most recent list is all about the holidays. Crystal Knives and Lex Allen’s rendition of “Spooky, Scary Skeletons” paces the Halloween-themed group at No. 6, blasting up from No. 17. It’s followed by other spooky entries in Mark Mothersbaugh’s “Halloweentown Theme” (the theme music to the Disney Channel original movie Halloweentown) at No. 2 and The Party Cats’ cover of The Nightmare Before Christmas’ “This Is Halloween” at No. 31. An additional tangentially related appearance is at No. 17 via The Newton Brothers’ “Five Nights at Freddy’s,” the theme to the new horror film of the same name that premiered Oct. 27 in theaters and on Peacock.

Usages of the songs on TikTok are mostly what you’d expect: uploads showing off costumes, trick-or-treating and generally getting into the Halloween spirit.

Halloween isn’t the only holiday represented, though. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” debuts at No. 11, while Wham!’s “Last Christmas” also makes its first appearance at No. 42.

The arrival of both songs heralds the start of the holiday season in the U.S. for many – including Carey herself – following the end of October. In fact, some of the top-performing videos for “All I Want for Christmas Is You” so far this year feature users looking back on Carey’s “It’s Time” videos past and present that ring in Christmastime.

One more big mover to call out this week: Ice Spice’s “Deli,” which re-enters at No. 7. The track appeared at No. 6 on the inaugural TikTok Billboard Top 50 (Sept. 16), but after five weeks on the chart, had since fallen off. The reason for its return? A viral remix of the tune mashing it up with Diddy’s “It’s All About the Benjamins.”

@jarredjermaine

This Ice Spice song was merged with this for a viral remix “Benjamins Deli” #icespice #viral #remix #deli #benjaminsdeli

♬ Benjamins Deli – JRitt

See the full TikTok Billboard Top 50 here, including debuts from Drake, Fuerza Regida and Marshmello, Taylor Swift and more. You can also tune in each Friday to SiriusXM’s TikTok Radio (channel 4) to hear the premiere of the chart’s top 10 countdown at 3 p.m. ET, with reruns heard throughout the week.

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