Billboard’s Top Pop Songs of the Week

Check out Billboard’s top pop songs of the week!

Week of August 8, 2020

“Dynamite” by BTS

“Dynamite” is a song recorded by South Korean boy band BTS, composed by Jeon Yong-guk, Raymond “RD” choruses. The song was released on August 21, 2020, through Big Hit Entertainment and COLUMBIA Records. It is BTS’ first all-English single. “Dynamite” debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band’s first number one on the chart and the first all-South Korean act to top the Hot 100. The song became the longest-charting Korean pop song in history.

“Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles

“Watermelon Sugar” is a song recorded by English singer Harry Styles for his second studio album, Fine Line (2019). It was released through Erskine and Columbia Records on 16 May 2020 as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Styles, Mitch Rowland, Tyler Johnson and its producers Kid Harpoon and Harry Styles. “Watermelon Sugar” is a soft rock and neo soul song with sensual lyrics.

The single received generally positive reviews from music critics, many of whom praised the song’s production and lyrics. Commercially, the single debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Styles’ first solo number one on the chart and his second overall following One Direction’s “Best Song Ever”. The song also peaked at number one in numerous other countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

“I Can’t Stop Me” by TWICE

TWICE is back at it again with another catchy single! “I Can’t Stop Me” is a fun, upbeat track that is sure to get stuck in your head. The girls show off their impressive vocal skills and dynamic range in this song, and the music video is just as fun to watch as the song is to listen to. If you’re looking for a new summer anthem, look no further than “I Can’t Stop Me”!

“WAP” by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion

“WAP” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Cardi B her third US number-one single and Megan Thee Stallion her first. On the chart dated August 8, 2020, “WAP” received 8.1 million radio airplay audience impressions in the United States, which led to its debut atop the Radio Songs chart. With “WAP”, both Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion became the second female rappers to top the Radio Songs chart, following Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998. In addition, Cardi B became the first artist to debut at number one on both the Hot 100 and Radio Songs charts simultaneously with two solo songs. “WAP” is also Cardi B’s fastest Hot 100 entry from zero to number one, and Megan Thee Stallion’s second after “Savage” (remix) in July 2020. Moreover, it garnered 8.4 million US streams and 300,000 downloaded in a week ending August 13 according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

“Mood” by 24kGoldn featuring iann dior

“Mood” by 24kGoldn featuring iann dior remains at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of August 8, 2020. The song, which was released on July 24, 2020, debuted at number two on the chart and has remained in the top spot for three consecutive weeks. “Mood” is 24kGoldn’s first number one song on the Hot 100 and iann dior’s second, following “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott.

Week of August 15, 2020

“Dynamite” by BTS

On the chart dated August 15, 2020, “Dynamite” by BTS debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group’s first number-one single in the United States. The song is written in the key of C♯ major with a tempo of 100 beats per minute.

“I Can’t Stop Me” by TWICE

“I Can’t Stop Me” is a song by South Korean girl group Twice. The song was released on October 26, 2020, and is the lead single from the group’s third Korean-language studio album Eyes wide open. It debuted at number one on the Gaon Digital Chart for the week of November 1, 2020.

The song is an uptempo synth-pop track with elements of nu-disco, dance-pop and electropop. The lyrics are about being addicted to someone and not being able to control oneself.

Critical reception for “I Can’t Stop Me” was positive, with many praising the song’s catchy hook and production. Several critics also noted its similarity to previous Twice songs.

“WAP” by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion

This week’s top pop song is “WAP” by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion. The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it Cardi B’s fourth number-one single and Megan Thee Stallion’s first. “WAP” is a sexually explicit song that has been praised for its empowered message.

“Mood” by 24kGoldn featuring iann dior

“Mood” is a song by American rapper 24kGoldn featuring vocals from fellow American rapper iann dior. It was released on August 14, 2020, as the lead single from 24kGoldn’s debut EP El Dorado. The song debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and has since peaked at number two, making it both artists’ first top-10 entry in the country. In the UK, “Mood” debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming both artists’ first number-one single in the country.

“Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” by Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo

This song is a half-hearted attempt at reggaeton that’s been lazily smoothed over with Auto-Tune. It’s one of those cases where the singer seems to be trying to sound like he’s not singing in English, which is always a bit of a turn-off.

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