Top Hits of Summer 2019 So Far
“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Old Town Road” is American rapper Lil Nas X’s first hit single. It’s more like a smash hit, given all the fame and success this song has given him. He originally dropped the song in December of 2018 and it went on to become a meme on the popular video app TikTok. With all the attention he was was getting online, Columbia Records then signed Lil Nas X. Since the song is in the “country trap” genre (a hybrid of country and rap), it went on the Billboard Hot Country Chart as well where it peaked at #19. But it was taken off because Billboard felt it wasn’t “country” enough, sparking a bit of controversy. Then Billy Ray Cyrus collaborated with Nas and they put out a remix to the song that reached #1 on pretty much all the charts and is still going strong. At just under 2 minutes, the original “Old Town Road” is the 5th shortest #1 song in history.
“I Don’t Care” by Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran
“I Don’t Care” is the first single on Ed Sheeran’s upcoming 4th studio album that will be released this July. He and Justin Bieber wrote and sang the song making it the fourth collaboration the two artists have worked on together. The “feel good track” has done extremely well, topping multiple countries’ charts across the world. This is Sheeran’s first song he has put out in two years. Looks like he still got it.
“Sucker” by The Jonas Brothers
The boys are back in town. Released on March 1st, “Sucker” is the first song The Jonas Brothers have put out in 6 years. It debuted at #1 atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their last number 1 song was “Bump,Bump,Bump” in 2003. The music video showcases the band members with their wives and girlfriends. It was filmed at the historic Hatfield House in England where Queen Elizabeth I grew up.
“Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish
Sung by rising pop star Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy” is the 5th single from her debut album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? At only 17 years old, Billie has proven herself to be an extremely talented artist. “Bad Guy” peaked atop the charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Norway. It hit hit #2 in Ireland and Sweden and #3 in the UK and the US. It is her highest charting song to date.
“Wow” by Post Malone
Post Malone is a hit making machine and his track “Wow” carries on his legacy. It peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it his 6th top 10 single. “Wow also topped the charts in Norway, New Zealand and Norway. The music video is a montage of clips of Malone on tour and hanging out with other artists like DJ Khalid and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
“Dancing With a Stranger” by Normani and Sam Smith
While the English singer Sam Smith was working in LA at a studio he ran into fellow artist Normani who was in the studio next to him. The two talked and decided to work on a song together. That song would turn out to be “Dancing With A Stranger” and it was released in January 2019. It was a commercial as well as a critical success, climbing to #3 in the UK and #7 in the US.
“Me!” by Taylor Swift
T-Swift is back with an all new track from her upcoming seventh studio album. In collaboration with Panic! At the Disco’s frontman Brandon Urie (who just had a hit single of his own), the song “Me!” has everything we love about Taylor. When the song was released it debuted as #100 on the US Billboard Hot 100 then jumped all the way to #2 (behind “Old Town Road”), making it the chart’s biggest jump in a just week in its history. The song also broke four Amazon music records; for the most first day streams, most first week streams, most requested song for Alexa to play when it debuted and most requests for Alexa to play in its first week.