May 16th brought with it the long-awaited arrival of ‘Fall In Line’ – a staunch feminist anthem powered by powerhouse vocalists Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato. Christened the lead single from the former’s June 15th-due eighth opus, ‘Liberation,’ the cut was instantly greeted with critical acclaim – a fanfare mirrored commercially as it almost immediately shot to #1 on digital sales tallies (click here to read more).
And, while that commercial support was further extended thanks to streaming, Youtube views, and later sales boosts afforded by the song’s first televised performance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (May 20), official chart rankings delivered some two weeks after ‘Fall’s premiere do not necessarily reflect the ballyhoo that preceded it.
Debuting at #1 on the Bubbling Under Charts (right outside of the Hot 100), ‘Fall’ – albeit starting off better than its predecessor, ‘Accelerate’ – is not exactly off to the best of beginnings. However, with promo set to ramp up in the coming days ahead of ‘Liberation’s delivery to digital shelves, the Jon Bellion-produced number will undoubtedly see some benefit of the public showings.
Until then, check in to see who’s running the Hot 100 this week in our weekly ‘TGJ Chart Check’ segment: