Ask HipHopMagz: Send in Your Favorites of 2018! Plus, Gene Autry&#zero39;s Classic Carol Hits Hot 100 at Last


Plus, with Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" atop the Hot 100, has a similarly-titled prior hit resurged?

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There's another mailbag after this one in 2018: our annual readers' favorites highlight! To participate, please ship in your favourite songs, albums and/or live shows of the previous yr, and we'll run down your prime picks within the subsequent "Ask Billboard."

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It's all the time enjoyable to find a pattern of what hits, and deep cuts or largely hidden gems, you really liked all year long.


@gthot20 Hello! Does Gene Autry's 1947 traditional "Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)" debut this week make it the oldest recording to ever chart on the Hot 100?? Thx!

— Allan Sheard (@sheardbeard) December 18, 2018

Hi Allan,

Amazingly, Autry has made his first two appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 final week and this week (on the charts dated Dec. 15 and 22), as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" dashes 36-27 on the newest record and "Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)" debuts at No. 40.

As the Hot 100 started in August 1958, the majority of Autry's releases predate the chart. He notched 25 prime 10s on early nation music charts, in 1944-51, together with "Santa," which reached No. four in 1948, and "Rudolph," a No. 1 within the 1949-50 vacation season. His vacation momentum continued in 1950-51, when his tackle "Frosty the Snow Man" hit No. four. (Autry handed at age 91 in 1998.)

"Santa" reaches the Hot 100 after Autry recorded it Aug. 28, 1947, in Hollywood, in keeping with Per the location, Autry acquired the thought to co-write the eventual traditional "whereas collaborating within the annual Hollywood Santa Claus Lane parade [when] he heard a toddler on the sidewalk shout, 'Here comes Santa Claus!' "

One vacation music, although, was recorded only a bit earlier … by 5 months. Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" was recorded March 19, 1947, in keeping with Joel Whitburn's Christmas in the Charts. It hit No. 12 on the Hot 100 in January 1962.

Meanwhile, because of "Rudolph" and "Santa" (hopefully the opposite members of the sleigh don't really feel slighted), Autry is considered one of 11 acts with a number of prime 40 hits on the newest Hot 100. The group: Cardi B, Bad Bunny, Drake, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Khalid, Kodak Black, Post Malone, Travis Scott, XXXTentacion … and Autry.


Hi Gary,

I searched Spotify so as to add Ariana Grande's present Hot 100 No. 1 to a playlist. I typed "thank u" into the search bar and noticed my consequence on the prime. Directly beneath that, although, was Alanis Morissette's "Thank U," from 1998, and I added that, too – a music I like however hadn't heard shortly. So, my query: Has there been an considerable uptick in exercise for Morissette's music? A so-called "proximity impact"?

Thank you,

Rich Cole
Portland, Oregon

Hi Rich,

In the week ending Nov. 22, for the Dec. 1-dated Hot 100, when Grande's "Thank U, Next" was in its third week at No. 1, Morissette's music confirmed notable spikes in all metrics, though from nominal totals to barely higher sums. That week, Morissette's monitor gained by 26 p.c to 118,000 on-demand U.S. audio and video streams mixed; 184 p.c to 79,000 in radio viewers; and 15 p.c in gross sales (to lower than 1,000). In the newest monitoring week (ending Dec. 13), it had dipped to 89,000 streams and 16,000 in airplay attain, whereas logging comparatively minimal gross sales.

It's good to see an incredible '90s music getting extra consideration. Following the largely grittier Jagged Little Pill hits, starting in 1995, the extra lushly produced "Thank U" represented maybe a dangerous transfer for the primary single from Morissette's follow-up album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie. Still, the monitor topped the Adult Pop Songs chart for 2 weeks and reached No. 2 on Pop Songs and the highest 20 on the Hot 100.

Morissette has but to launch an album of recent materials since 2012's Havoc and Bright Lights, which grew to become her sixth prime 10 on the Billboard 200. "There's this timelessness to songs like [Pill's] 'All I Really Want' and 'You Oughta Know'," she mused on the time. "Anger is anger, craving is craving. Some of the yearnings that I wrote about, I've really lived my approach into a few of the solutions, in order that's lucky. But there aren't any songs which have such a cringe issue I can't carry out them now."


Dear Gary,

I observed one thing fascinating on the 2018 year-end Hot 100: Three acts every scored two songs within the prime 10. Drake has "God's Plan" at No. 1 and "In My Feelings" at No. 9; Post Malone claims Nos. 5 and 6, with "Rockstar" (that includes 21 Savage) and "Psycho" (that includes Ty Dolla $ign); and Cardi B charts "I Like It" (with Bad Bunny and J Balvin) at No. 7 and Maroon 5's "Girls like You," on which she's featured, at No. 10.

Has that occurred earlier than, three acts all doubling up in similar year-end Hot 100 prime 10?


Raditya Gunardisurya
Jakarta, Indonesia

Hi Raditya,

Your commentary actually factors to the dominant yr that Drake, Cardi B and Post Malone all earned on the Hot 100, amongst different charts. As for when a trio of acts final mixed for 60 p.c of the year-end prime 10, we have now to flash again all the way in which to … 2016. And guess who figured into the feat then, too?

Two years in the past, Justin Bieber ranked at Nos. 1 and a pair of for the yr with "Love Yourself" and "Sorry," respectively; Drake positioned at No. three with "One Dance" (that includes WizKid and Kyla) and No. four as featured on Rihanna's "Work"; and The Chainsmokers boasted No. eight with "Don't Let Me Down" (that includes Daya) and No. 10 with "Closer" (that includes Halsey).

The spectacular achievements level partly to the more and more collaborative nature of pop and hip-hop.

As for the final artist with three songs within the year-end Hot 100 prime 10? Chris Brown, in 2008, with "No Air," with Jordin Sparks (No. 6), "With You" (No. 9) and "Forever" (No. 10). Before that, Ace of Base scored the Nos. 1, 9 and 10 hits of 1994: "The Sign," "All That She Wants" and "Don't Turn Around."

Only one different act has ever hit such a three-pointer, and it was, fittingly, a trio.

In the 1994 year-end Billboard concern, Fred Bronson famous of Ace of Base's feat, "It's the primary time one artist has had three singles within the annual prime 10 since 1978, when the Bee Gees dominated the record with three 45s from Saturday Night Fever." Plus: "The Brothers Gibb had been already a longtime act once they completed this hat trick; Ace of Base has pulled off the identical triple somersault in its first chart yr."

Forty years in the past, the Bee Gees' "Night Fever," "Stayin' Alive" and "How Deep Is Your Love" wrapped at Nos. 2, four and 6 on the year-end Hot 100. Additionally, Andy Gibb's "Shadow Dancing" led the record and "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" was No. eight. "Shadow" was written by the Bee Gees with youthful brother Andy, whereas "Water" was penned by Andy and the group's Barry Gibb, who co-wrote and co-produced an astonishing half the year-end prime 10.