Top ten songs of 12/4/21

1: Easy On Me- Pk. 1

Artist: Adele

Sales: 27.6k

Streams: 37.5m

Airplay: 93.2m

“Easy On Me” is the debut single for Adele’s upcoming album, “30,” which was released on November 19. After a 5 year long hiatus, Adele has finally returned with new music, new life experiences, a reignited fanbase, and even a new appearance. Adele is no stranger to success. Her 2011 song “Rolling In The Deep” became the number one song of that year. With the release of her new album taking over everyone’s streaming platforms, it’s no question that Adele’s success has carried on into the new decade. The release of her album caused Adele’s music to skyrocket in popularity within the last week. “Easy On Me” grew in sales, streams, and airplay. Since it is now the number one song on the radio, “Easy On Me” will be the song to beat this coming month. “Easy On Me” will appeal to anyone who enjoys ballads. “Easy On Me” ascended 1 spot from last week and it originally ranked at number 2.


2: Stay- Pk. 1

Artist: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber

Sales: 4.5k

Streams: 16.6m

Airplay: 85.1m

“Stay” is the debut single of The Kid LAROI’s album, “F*** Love 3: Over You,” which is a continuation of his 2020 mixtape: “F*** Love.” “Stay” is The Kid LAROI’s biggest hit and it remained at the number one spot for seven non consecutive weeks. Having Justin Bieber on the song really helped boost its popularity, since 7 of his previous songs have reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Over the last couple weeks, “Stay” had been starting to be eclipsed by Taylor Swift and Adele’s songs. Despite the song starting to show its age, it’s beginning to grow in streams and airplay once more. As it remains one of the dominant forces in airplay, it’s going to take a while to knock “Stay” out of the top 10. “Stay” can be appreciated by anyone who enjoys synth-pop, hip pop, or pop rock. “Stay” ascended 1 spot from last week and it originally ranked at number 3.


3: Industry Baby- Pk. 1

Artist: Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow

Sales: 3.8k

Streams: 17.9m

Airplay: 63.7m

“Industry Baby” is the third single off of Lil Nas X’s new album, “Montero.” Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow are both relatively new artists. Lil Nas X achieved fame in 2019 with his debut hit, “Old Town Road,” which peaked at number one for 19 consecutive weeks. Harlow became known in the music industry with his 2020 hit, “What’s Poppin’,” which peaked at number two. Both artists rose to fame with the social media app, TikTok. Similar to “Stay,” “Industry Baby” was able to grow in streaming and airplay after a few weeks of steady decline. However, there is a large airplay margin between this song and “Stay,” so it’s not likely that it will surpass “Stay” or “Easy On Me” in the future, despite it being such a great hit. “Industry Baby” can be enjoyed by those who like pop rap music. “Industry Baby” ascended 1 spot from last week and it originally ranked at number 4.


4: All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)- Pk. 1

Artist: Taylor Swift

Sales: 6.3k

Streams: 25.8m

Airplay: 0.7m

“All Too Well” is a song off of Taylor Swift’s new album, “Red (Taylor’s Version).” “All Too Well” was originally included on Swift’s 2012 album, “Red.” Since she re-recorded that entire album, she decided to re-release it this year. “All Too Well” is very unique because the song is a whopping 10 minutes and 13 seconds long! That makes “All Too Well” the longest song to ever top the Hot 100. Last week, the success of “All Too Well” was largely attributed to its astronomically high sales and streaming numbers. However, those numbers drastically fell within the last week. This caused the song to fall 3 places on the Hot 100. Its streaming is still very high and its sales are decent, but the main issue is that airplay is almost nonexistent. If radio stations fail to promote “All Too Well” in the future and promote other songs, it could potentially free fall down the Hot 100 in the coming weeks. However, the song still remains extremely popular amongst fans, so it will have relevance for a little while longer. “All Too Well” will appeal to people who enjoy country-pop music. “All Too Well” dropped 3 spots from last week. It originally ranked at number 1.


5: Oh My God- Pk. 5

Artist: Adele

Sales: 3.3k

Streams: 24.2m

Airplay: 6.8m

*Hot Shot Debut*

“Oh My God” is the second single off of Adele’s new album, “30.” In the past couple of weeks, the music industry has been enthusiastic over Adele’s album. After 6 years without a new Adele album, fans got impatient and were all anxiously waiting to listen to this album. This directly explains the high streaming numbers for “Oh My God,” which is very high. Since it was just released as a single a few days ago, radio stations haven’t gotten the chance to promote it. This restrains it from a number 1 spot. Finally, “Oh My God” has a disadvantage since “Easy On Me” is the dominant song in streaming, sales, and airplay. If “Oh My God” fails to achieve higher numbers than “Easy On Me,” then this song will very likely be eclipsed by the popularity of “Easy On Me.” “Oh My God” will appeal to people who like R&B music. “Oh My God” debuted on the Hot 100 this week.


6: Shivers- Pk. 5

Artist: Ed Sheeran

Sales: 7.7k

Streams: 13.6m

Airplay: 50.4m

“Shivers” is the second single off of Sheeran’s new album, “=.” This week is crucial for this song because it’s the first week where “Shivers” placed higher than “Bad Habits,” which  is Sheeran’s other big hit. This formally signifies the growing popularity “Shivers” is getting over “Bad Habits.” “Shivers” had a pretty stable week, with airplay numbers continuing to slowly increase. However, its streaming and airplay aren’t at the same level as other songs, such as “Easy On Me” and “Industry Baby,” so it’ll be very difficult for Sheeran to surpass these songs on the charts if Sheeran fails to heavily promote it to his audience. Despite the mixed criticisms from fans, “Shivers” has established itself as a solid hit and will most likely stay in the top 10 for a while. “Shivers” will appeal to those who listen to dance-pop music. “Shivers” ascended two spots from last week. It originally ranked at number 7.


7: Heat Waves- Pk. 7

Artist: Glass Animals

Sales: 3.1k

Streams: 14.1m

Airplay: 48.5m

“Heat Waves,” by the English indie rock band, Glass Animals, is the 4th single off of their latest album, “Dreamland.” Although they have been releasing music since 2012, “Heat Waves,” is their first big hit. It charted in the top 10 in more than 10 countries and peaked all the way at number one in Australia. Although “Heat Waves” was mainly popular back in the spring, it has just recently gained traction in the US. Although Glass Animals didn’t have any hits prior to “Heat Waves,” its previous success in other countries might make it a contender for the next number one spot. Like “Shivers,” its streaming and airplay is pretty solid. However, unlike “Shivers,” its streaming is increasing, making it a better candidate for the top 5 than “Shivers.” In order for “Heat Waves” to climb any higher, it needs to increase its airplay so it can compete with songs, such as “Industry Baby.” “Heat Waves” is for people who like to listen to pop or R&B music. “Heat Waves” ascended one spot from last week and it originally ranked at number 8.


8: Bad Habits- Pk. 2

Artist: Ed Sheeran

Sales: 4.0k

Streams: 11.2m

Airplay: 57.1m

“Bad Habits” is the debut single off of Ed Sheeran’s album “=.” Released on June 25, “Bad Habits” has evolved from a summer hit to a fall hit. This indicates its longevity in popularity. Sheeran is also no stranger to success. His biggest hit, “Shape Of You,” peaked at number one for 12 non consecutive weeks. Sheeran’s success has spanned for over a decade now, and it doesn’t seem to end anytime soon. Although the recent release of Sheeran’s new album gave a boost of success to the aging song, the hype has begun to die down. “Bad Habits” has been declining in sales, streaming, and airplay, which never looks good for a hit song. Just last week, “Fancy Like” suffered the same problem and has since fallen out of the top 10. Fortunately for “Bad Habits,” its airplay is still relatively high, so that factor may cause it to stick around in the top 10 for a little while longer. “Bad Habits” will appeal to those who enjoy dance pop or synth pop music. “Bad Habits” descended two spots from last week and was originally ranked at number 6.


9: Need To Know- Pk. 8

Artist: Doja Cat

Sales: 2.4k

Streams: 11.6m

Airplay: 55.7m

“Need To Know” is the third single off of Doja Cat’s album, “Planet Her.” Doja Cat, much like Lil Nas X, is a fairly new artist. She gained recognition in early 2020 with her breakout hit: “Say So.” Also like Lil Nas X, she gained fame and recognition through TikTok. It’s no surprise that Doja Cat is achieving so much success in the charts right now, since she just hosted the VMAs a couple months ago. The only question remaining is if “Need To Know” will peak higher than her previous hit, “Kiss Me More” (which peaked at number 3). Its airplay continues to increase nationally, so it’s very possible for it to surpass songs like “Bad Habits” and “Heat Waves.” However, she needs heavy promotion for the song in order to make that happen. “Need To Know” is made for people who enjoy contemporary music. “Need To Know” remained at the number 9 position from last week.


10: Smokin Out The Window- Pk. 5

Artist: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson Paak)

Sales: 3.9k

Streams: 16.7m

Airplay: 23.2m

“Smokin Out The Window” is the third single off of Silk Sonic’s debut album, “An Evening with Silk Sonic.” Although Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak have been solo artists in the music industry for years, this year is the first time where they are releasing music as a duo. Mars has a long history with success, with songs such as “Locked Out of Heaven” and “That’s What I Like” reaching the number one spot on the Hot 100. The pair has also seen some success together with their previous hit, “Leave The Door Open,” which reached number one as well. This song didn’t have the best week, with its sales and streaming heavily decreasing. Its airplay has been increasing, but not to the level of other songs in the top 10. However, fans seemed to have lost interest in the song pretty quickly and if its airplay fails to grow, then it may fall off the top 10 in the near future. “Smokin’ Out The Window” can be enjoyed by those who listen to R&B music. “Smokin’ Out The Window” dropped 5 spots from last week. It originally ranked at number 5.