At least 10 songs debut on this week’s Billboard Global 200, with a pair of cuts beginning their time on the last inside the top 10 (a relatively rare sight on the worldwide ranking), while a handful of beloved tunes from past years finally rack up enough streams and sales to appear somewhere on the tally.
The Billboard Global 200 is, at its most basic, a ranking of the 200 most-consumed songs in the world every week. The charting company utilizes a formula that combines sales and streaming activity from a plethora of platforms and websites in 200 countries around the globe to create the best-possible list of the tunes billions of people can’t get enough of.
No. 5 – BTS – “Film Out”
This week’s loftiest debut on the Billboard Global 200 comes from South Korean superstars BTS, who see their latest offering “Film Out” launch at No. 5. The tune marks their first placement on the tally in Japanese and their fifth top 10 overall. The band is now tied with Drake for the second-most wins inside the uppermost tier among all acts, and they’re the first to break into the uppermost arena with tunes performed in three languages.
No. 29 – Demi Lovato – “Met Him Last Night (ft. Ariana Grande)”
As her new album Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over arrives on charts all around the world, Demi Lovato scores her biggest hit yet on the Billboard Global 200. New single “Met Him Last Night,” which was co-written by and which features Ariana Grande, starts at No. 29, opening as the third-loftiest start of this frame.
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No. 114 – Taylor Swift – “Mr. Perfectly Fine”
Due to a strange release time, Taylor Swift’s new song “Mr. Perfectly Fine”—officially titled “Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)”—only makes it to No. 114 on the latest Billboard Global 200, though it probably won’t remain that low for long. Swift shared the tune with just two days to go in the tracking frame, so she handicapped the cut’s chances of succeeding. Next week, it should rise significantly.
No. 178 – The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”
It may be more than 15 years old at this point, but The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” is quickly becoming one of the most successful rock songs of all time. The track regularly performs well on various rankings all around the world, and now it has found its way to the Billboard Global 200, starting at No. 178. The single marks their first placement on the list.
No. 189 – Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (ft. Bruno Mars)”
One of the lowest-ranking debuts of the week, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” launches at No. 189 on the latest Billboard Global 200. It’s surprising it hasn’t ever made it to the list before, seeing as it’s one of the most popular singles of the past decade, but its heyday was years before Billboard launched this relatively new ranking.
“Uptown Funk” is Ronson’s first track to place on the Billboard Global 200 and Mars’ fourth, including current hit “Leave The Door Open” with Anderson .Paak (as the duo Silk Sonic), which is currently up at No. 3.