Olivia Rodrigo’s meteoric rise to stardom continues as her former Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit, “Vampire,” surges back to the chart’s summit, reclaiming the throne from the 9th position. In an astonishing twist, her latest single, “Bad Idea Right?” roars to a new high at No. 7, soaring from its previous spot at No. 26. What’s more, Rodrigo’s sophomore album, “Guts,” featuring both of these chart-topping singles, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
“Vampire” originally led the Hot 100 in July but has returned to the top after spending nine weeks below the No. 1 spot.
— billboard (@billboard) September 18, 2023
This ties for the longest gap between No. 1 stays among songs in a single release cycle in the Hot 100’s 65-year history. The only songs with longer breaks between No. 1 Hot 100 runs are Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” both spanning multiple release cycles. “Vampire’s” resurgence is a testament to its enduring popularity, captivating audiences once again.
The Hot 100 chart takes into account various factors, including U.S. streaming, radio airplay, and sales data. “Vampire” made an impressive return, boasting an 82% increase in streams, reaching 22.8 million streams in the tracking week of Sept. 8-14. Meanwhile, “Bad Idea Right?” experienced a staggering 121% surge in streams, totaling 22.1 million streams, earning it the Hot 100’s top Streaming Gainer award.
Dominating Radio and Sales
On the Radio Songs chart, “Vampire” maintained its No. 6 position with 55.8 million impressions, demonstrating its staying power on the airwaves. “Bad Idea Right?” didn’t lag behind, climbing from 43 to 39 with 16.2 million impressions, reflecting a 15% increase. In terms of sales, both songs performed exceptionally well, with “Vampire” selling 4,000 units (an 89% increase) and “Bad Idea Right?” selling 2,000 units (a 42% increase), earning them top Sales Gainer honors on the Hot 100.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Chart Dominance
“Vampire” marked Rodrigo’s third Hot 100 No. 1, following the massive success of “Drivers License,” which ruled the chart for eight weeks in January 2021, and “Good 4 U,” which led for one week in May of the same year. With “Guts” making its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and “Vampire” serving as the lead single, Rodrigo achieved a historic milestone by debuting the lead singles from two career-opening albums at No. 1 on the Hot 100, an unprecedented accomplishment in the music industry.
Doja Cat’s Brief Reign
Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” briefly claimed the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 before sliding to No. 2. However, it continues to perform well with 37.2 million in radio reach (a 16% increase) and 27.3 million streams. This track from her fourth studio album, “Scarlet,” maintained its supremacy on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a fourth consecutive week.
Other Notable Moves
Zach Bryan’s “I Remember Everything,” featuring Kacey Musgraves, dipped to No. 3 on the Hot 100, while Luke Combs’ cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” held the No. 4 position and dominated the Radio Songs chart. Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” and Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” rounded out the top six.
Olivia Rodrigo’s triumphant return to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with “Vampire” and the impressive debut of her album “Guts” mark a historic moment in her career. Her chart-topping success, alongside other noteworthy songs and artists, continues to shape the music industry’s landscape. As the music charts evolve, Rodrigo’s star continues to rise, solidifying her position as one of the most influential and talented artists of her generation.