Post Malone’s “Circles” returned to Number One on the Rolling Stone Top 100 Songs chart this week thanks to 15.9 million streams. Malone’s single, which preceded his hit album Hollywood’s Bleeding, previously enjoyed four weeks on top of the RS 100 in September.
Malone’s victory was a narrow one: Arizona Zervas’ “Roxanne” was nipping at his heels. Zervas actually out-streamed Malone, earning more than 19 million streams. But Malone benefitted from more downloads: Close to 21,000, easily overwhelming Zervas, who earned less than 5,000.
The Rolling Stone Top 100 chart tracks the most popular songs of the week in the United States. Songs are ranked by song units, a number that combines audio streams and song sales using a custom weighting system. The chart does not include passive listening like terrestrial radio or digital radio. The Rolling Stone Top 100 chart is updated daily, and each week Rolling Stone finalizes and publishes an official version of the chart, covering the seven-day period ending with the previous Thursday.
The biggest debut on this week’s RS 100 belonged to Bad Bunny. Not long after the Puerto Rican star performed during prime-time at the Latin Grammys and earned a pair of nominations at the American Grammys, he released another shout-along reggaeton cut titled “Vete.” The single promptly picked up 13.6 million streams during its first tracking week, good for a Number Six debut.
Impressively, Bad Bunny out-streamed several stars from Toronto. The Weeknd’s new single “Heartless” clocked in at Number 14 thanks to 11.1 million streams. PARTYNEXTDOOR also returned with “Loyal,” a club-ready single featuring Drake; the track amassed 11.6 million streams, debuting at Number 18.
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