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Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire” Reclaims Top Spot on Billboard Hot 100: A Comprehensive Analysis

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“Vampire” and Its Impact on the Charts

Olivia Rodrigo’s track “Vampire” has once again ascended to the pinnacle of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking a significant comeback from its previous position at No. 9. This resurgence is accompanied by another of Rodrigo’s songs, “Bad Idea Right?”, which has also made a notable leap to No. 7 from its earlier standing at No. 26. Both tracks are part of Rodrigo’s second studio album, “Guts,” which has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The reemergence of “Vampire” at the top of the Hot 100 is particularly noteworthy because it initially led the chart in July and has now returned after a nine-week hiatus. This ties it for the longest gap between No. 1 stays for a single song in a single release cycle in the chart’s 65-year history. The only other song to achieve this feat was Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball,” which also returned to the No. 1 spot after a similar gap.

The Hot 100 chart is a composite of various metrics, including U.S. streaming data, radio airplay, and sales data. For the week of September 8-14, “Vampire” saw an 82% increase in streams, reaching 22.8 million, while “Bad Idea Right?” experienced a 121% surge, accumulating 22.1 million streams. These impressive numbers have also influenced their standings on the Streaming Songs chart, where “Vampire” and “Bad Idea Right?” have moved to positions 12-3 and 26-4, respectively.

On the Radio Songs chart, “Vampire” maintained its No. 6 position with 55.8 million impressions, albeit with a 7% decline. In contrast, “Bad Idea Right?” climbed from No. 43 to No. 39, with a 15% increase in impressions, totaling 16.2 million. Sales data further corroborates their success; “Vampire” sold 4,000 copies (an 89% increase), and “Bad Idea Right?” sold 2,000 copies (a 42% increase).

The album “Guts” has also made a significant impact, entering the Billboard 200 chart with 302,000 equivalent album units sold in its first week. This marks Rodrigo’s second No. 1 album, following her debut album “Sour,” which also premiered at the top spot with 295,000 units sold. With “Vampire” serving as the lead single for “Guts,” Rodrigo has become the first artist to debut lead singles from two career-opening albums at No. 1 on the Hot 100.

In the broader context, Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” has moved to No. 2 on the Hot 100, after previously hitting the No. 1 spot. Zach Bryan’s “I Remember Everything,” featuring Kacey Musgraves, has slipped to No. 3, and other notable tracks have also shifted positions.

The data for the Billboard charts is rigorously reviewed and authenticated by Luminate, an independent data provider. Any data that is deemed suspicious or unverifiable is excluded from the final chart calculations.