Looking back at Billboard Hot 100 in January


Ed Sheeran Featuring Beyonce’s Perfect began 2018 on a positive note by topping the Billboard Hot 100 during the first week of January. The British artist maintained the top spot since the last week of week of 2017. Millions of people are continuing to purchase and stream the hit song online. Perfect continued to dominate the chart for few weeks especially when Christmas songs descend rapidly. In January, no festive song was likely to make great strides up the music charts. Unlike real money Christmas themed online pokies which continued to be relevant way after the holiday.

Another popular song Havana by American-Cuban singer Camila Cabello Featuring Young Thug gained in on the chart. It was one of the biggest gainer having moved from the third position to second on chart week 21.

Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage- Rockstar also continued to move in the negative direction. The rap song took the number 3 position from second. Rockstar’s peak position on Billboard Hot 100 was number one at that time. At the time, Thunder by Imagine Dragons continued to gain and climbed one place in the direction from number 5 to number 4. Furthermore, one of the hip-hop favourites No Limit- G Eazy Featuring A$AP Rocky & Cardi B dropped to the fifth position despite gaining in streams.

Hasley’s song Bad At Love was the biggest mover in the top ten as it climbed three places the ninth to sixth position while Sam Smith’s Too Good At Goodbyes was at number seven. Moving on, cars inspired track “Motorsport” by America hip-hop group Migos Featuring Nicki Minaj & Cardi B scooped the eighth position. Another hip-hop Gucci Gang – Lil Pump was at number 9 after dropping three places on the chart.  Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) by Cardi B was one of the best rap songs in 2017 however, it’s now losing its ground on the chart despite being number 1 for many weeks. The song concluded the Billboard Hot 100 top ten of week 1 of January 2018.