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Five Burning Questions: What’s the Deal With These ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Songs on the Hot 100?

Both songs are clearly positioned to be right-wing anthems — down to both Alexander and Gray each wearing a MAGA hat in their respective “Brandon” videos — and follow other conservative-leaning songs from artists like Tom MacDonald and Aaron Lewis onto the Hot 100 this year. Like those songs, the two “Brandon”s mostly owe their…

Five Burning Questions: BTS Spend Second Week at No. 1 With ‘Butter’

1. Not only did BTS debut atop the Billboard Hot 100 last week with “Butter,” but they maintain their position in the song’s second week against strong competition. What does it say about the song and/or BTS themselves that they’re able to maintain such positioning? Rania Aniftos: It solidifies BTS as a serious player in the U.S. market that’s here to stay, proving…

Five Burning Questions: Chris Brown and Young Thug’s ‘Go Crazy’ Jumps to No. 3 on the Hot 100

1. In its staggering 42nd week on the Hot 100, “Go Crazy” hits a new high of No. 3. What is it about the song that has allowed it to have such longevity?   Josh Glicksman: It’s extremely digestible, particularly for radio: combine the uptempo, steadily tapping production from Murphy Kid and KanielTheOne – complete with a sample of The Showboys’ “Drag Rap” –…