It was the first song to lead both the live 24-hour and seven-day Hot Trending Songs charts, powered by Twitter, so it’s only natural that it’s also the first to lead the ranking’s inaugural weekly version.
BTS’ “Permission to Dance,” released on HYBE/BigHit Music/Columbia Records, leads the first edition of the weekly Hot Trending Songs chart, powered by Twitter, with 1.1 million Twitter mentions in the tracking week (running Friday Oct. 15 through Thursday Oct. 21).
Billboard’s Hot Trending Songs charts, powered by Twitter and sponsored by Remy Martin, track global music-related trends and conversations in real-time across Twitter, viewable over either the last 24 hours or past seven days. A weekly, 20-position version of the chart – covering activity from Friday to Thursday of each week – will also post alongside Billboard’s other weekly charts on Billboard.com. The charts highlight buzz around new releases, award shows, festival moments, music nostalgia and more. Hot Trending Songs is unique in that it tracks what songs people are talking about, not necessarily what they’re listening to.
“Permission to Dance” already has an impressive history on Billboard’s charts. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts in July and led the live Hot Trending Songs charts upon their launch Friday (Oct. 22).
The song’s renewed popularity can be attributed to buzz for BTS’ Oct. 24 online performance of it, which the South Korean superstars announced on Twitter Oct. 17, resulting in a surge in social chatter.
Among other entries on the debut weekly Hot Trending Songs chart, BLACKPINK’s LISA places at Nos. 2 and 3 with “Money” and “Lalisa,” respectively. The former tallied 974,000 Twitter mentions in the tracking week, while the latter earned 871,000.
Coldplay and BTS’ former Hot 100 No. 1 “My Universe” follows at No. 4 on Hot Trending Songs (701,000) and ENHYPEN’s “Tamed-Dashed” ranks at No. 5 (691,000).
Plus, Adele’s new single “Easy on Me” places at No. 8 (325,000) on the weekly Hot Trending Songs chart as it crowns the Hot 100, Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts. It marks her fifth Hot 100 No. 1 and first since “Hello” in 2015-16.
With four songs on the inaugural weekly Hot Trending Songs ranking, BTS has the most among all acts (“Permission to Dance,” “My Universe,” “Butter” at No. 7 and “Dynamite” at No. 12). ENHYPEN claims the second-most, with three (“Tamed-Dashed,” “Go Big or Go Home” at No. 16 and “Just a Little Bit” at No. 18).
Keep visiting Billboard.com to check out the constantly-evolving rankings, and check back Tuesdays for each weekly seven-day chart.