Only Four Songs Made It Atop the Billboard Hot 100 This Summer

BTS at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards.
BTS at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo Courtesy of MTV/ViacomCBS/Shutterstock (10761136w)

Summer usually gives us countless songs that make it atop the Billboard Hot 100. Our favorite artists surprised us with many catchy tracks this time around, but not many managed to reach no. 1. Only four songs topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart this summer, so what is the secret behind their success?

BTS – “Butter”

Summer kicked off with “Butter” at no. 1, and it’s not difficult to see why. BTS has the most passionate fan base on the pop scene, and their summer anthem is so catchy that you don’t have to be a K-pop fan to love it.

BTS – “Permission to Dance”

“Permission to Dance” spent only a week atop the Billboard Hot 100, as a result of fans’ streaming efforts. Following its no. 1 debut, BTS returned to no. 1 with “Butter”.

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – “Stay”

If we had to pick a defining summer hit of 2021, it would definitely be “Stay”. The collaboration between Justin Bieber and the rising star Kid Laroi spent five weeks on top and it’s highly likely it will stay there for a few more.

Drake ft. Future and Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”

Drake created quite a commotion with his latest album Certified Lover Boy, and seeing it produce a no. 1 hit wasn’t a shocker. “Way 2 Sexy” stayed at the top spot for its debut week alone, before being replaced by “Stay”.