Tommy Richman’s ‘Million Dollar Baby’ Rises to No. 1 on TikTok Billboard Top 50

After debuting at No. 2 on the TikTok Billboard Top 50 chart dated May 11, Tommy Richman’s ”Million Dollar Baby” ends up one spot better on the May 18 survey, ranking at No. 1.


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 May 6-12. Activity on TikTok is not included in Billboard charts except for the TikTok Billboard Top 50.

“Million Dollar Baby” reigns following continued viral usage of the tune on TikTok, the app on which it was first teased on April 13, well prior to its eventual April 26 wide release.

A recent trend utilizing “Million Dollar Baby” on TikTok involves users referring to the “Black wife/girl effect,” showing them in photos before they began dating a Black woman and then afterward. Some uploads also flip the script, representing before-and-after photos of when they started dating people of other races or ethnicities.

Concurrently, “Million Dollar Baby” remains at its No. 2 peak on the multimetric Billboard Hot 100 chart, led by its 58.3 million official U.S. streams May 3-9, up 54%, according to Luminate.

“Million Dollar Baby” takes over at No. 1 on the TikTok Billboard Top 50 from Lay Bankz’s “Tell Ur Girlfriend,” which drops to No. 2 after three weeks atop the list. Laila!’s “Like That!” reaches a new peak of No. 3, up from No. 4 May 11. As previously reported, “Like That!,” a steady gainer since April on the chart, benefits from a trend in which creators use its its “Do you want me?/ Do you wanna love me like that?” chorus to post often comedic videos trying to distract their significant others from their perceived flaws or shortcomings.

Shaboozey’s “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” drops 3-4, while Jaxomy, Agatino Romero and Raffaella Carra’s “Pedro” rounds out the top five. “Pedro” hits a new peak after a rise that began with the tune’s No. 24 debut on the April 27 tally. “Pedro” initially found TikTok success through a trend featuring dancing pets within a rotating spotlight.

Though “Pedro” has not yet been able to reach the Hot 100 (it has, however, peaked so far at No. 12 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs list), its success concurrently takes it to a new peak of No. 17 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. survey dated May 18.

Daya’s “Hide Away” hits the TikTok Billboard Top 50’s top 10 for the first time, vaulting 11-7. The 2015 track scored a peak of No. 23 on the Hot 100 during its original chart run and enjoys newfound success thanks to a TikTok trend featuring creators lip-synching the chorus, with many showing off whether they are a top- or bottom-tooth speaker. Another trend follows users responding to a “maturing is …” prompt, and a third features creators dancing along in turn to the track.

“Hide Away” reaches a new peak of No. 151 on the Billboard Global 200 dated May 18, sporting 13.1 million global streams May 3-9.


The week’s sole top 10 debut on the TikTok Billboard Top 50 is courtesy of Kendrick Lamar, whose “Not Like Us” bows at No. 9. The Drake diss track, which concurrently starts at No. 1 on the Hot 100, achieves TikTok success mostly thanks to users reacting to the song’s incendiary lyrics

See the full TikTok Billboard Top 50 here. 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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