Chart Check [Hot 100]: Lady Gaga’s ‘Perfect Illusion’ Drops Out of Top 40 In 2nd Week

Published: Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 by Rashad

Lady Gaga‘s newest single, ‘Perfect Illusion,’ has been troubled since its very unveiling.

After the song itself fielded attack for its repetitiveness, dramatic pronunciation, and  80’s inspiration (some even alleging the tune was a ripoff of Madonna‘s ‘Papa Don’t Preach’), repetitiveness, its accompanying music video was slammed for its simplicity and…erm…lack of activity.

Be that as it may, if the singer’s faithful fans – affectionately known as Little Monsters – were worried before they should probably avoid taking a look at this week’s refreshed Billboard Hot 100.  For, after the tune made a troubling debut at #15 last week, this week saw it dive right out of the top 40! Ouch!

Find out where it, and all your other favorites of the day, landed below:

Hot 100 This Week

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  1. J September 27, 2016


    Also, she hasn’t really been promoting, whether you think the song is great or not…

    • ? September 27, 2016

      I knew this would happen. There’s no denying the song and video are trash. Come on with the second single!

      • Lol September 27, 2016

        Karma for Monsters….who say anyone but their Mother is a flop. 😆

      • JohnVidal September 27, 2016

        “Perfect Illusion” is a meh comeback of the decade, certainly nothing on par with “Poker Face” or “Bad Romance” or even, honestly, “Applause”.

        That said, after watching “Perfect Illusion” free-fall out of the U.S. iTunes Top 50 starting the day after its release, a Top 20 debut. It’s a horrible song and let’s face it – Gaga’s career is pretty much never going to be what it was during 2008-2011 – she has 4 good years and that was it. She has a short cycle and peaked like Alanis Morrisette, Toni Braxton, Jlo, Christina and Britney. Sorry, Monsters.

        In her 8th year of her career she is struggling to stay relevant. Or payola, fake soccer mom accounts, egss on Twitter…it didn’t work this time…try with much more money and do something about your sagging pancake t*ts.

    • Queen Barb September 27, 2016

      The excuses.

      • Alicia Machado September 27, 2016

        Britney’s latest effort sold more in its 3rd week than this garbage.

        RIP…Gaga is officially a has-been. 🙁

    • Kris September 27, 2016

      Exactly! No one’s promoting singles anymore. You got artist like Beyoncé dropping albums out of nowhere and promoting via social media. No one’s Gaga for her anymore. Get over it.

      • Katycat September 27, 2016

        Ah yes, the latest delusional explanation the monsters have to dismiss the fact their fave is now a has-been. It flopped because the song is really bad. When you listen to pop albums of 2016, DW, Glory, Anti etc, literally EVERY song on these albums are better than Perfect Illusion. Maybe they thought it would smash because it’s “different” but it didn’t. Perfect Illusion is lazy, mediocre and cheap.

      • LMAOOO September 27, 2016

        And Beyoncé dropping stufff and even though her singles aren’t #1, she debuting single wise higher than a lot of the girls formation sold 147k, and was released 3 months after the video

      • Kris September 27, 2016


        I don’t compare Beyonce to these girls. Gaga, Adele, Rihanna, T. Swift, Ariana and Nicki are each other’: peers. They’re fresher and newer and are supposed to be slaying Beyoncé in every area. The fact that only 2 of the aforementioned are doing so is actually sad and slightly troubling.

      • Britney stan September 27, 2016

        Beyonce is a flop. Let’s all remember Beyonce needed Gagas help to become relevant again.

      • Fixed September 27, 2016

        At least Beyonce didn’t change genre just to get a Grammy with a 90yo grandpa named Tony.

        Next?!!!! 🙂

      • Lallalalaala September 27, 2016

        Don’t worry, Samsung is the last change to save this album.

        Sounds familiar? 😮

    • Riri’sArmy September 27, 2016

      She should follow Mariah and call it..a promo single. LOL

      • Lamb4Life September 27, 2016

        Reminds me of Janet’s comeback.. Dead on arrival !!!

      • I Cant Anymore September 28, 2016

        Time to collaborate with Selena Gomez… :p

    • Tea Served September 27, 2016

      Joanne- her new album sucks. It sounds like a demo. Tragic mess…

      • OUCH! September 28, 2016


    • Jasmine September 27, 2016

      @JohnVidal I don’t think it is fair to compare Lady Gaga to Alanis Morrisette, Toni Braxton, Jlo, Christina, or Britney.
      The latter has had longer careers than Lady Gaga (2 + decades in the music industry). I agree with most of everything else you said though.

      • JOHNVIDAL September 28, 2016

        That was not me. I´m the real JonVidal.
        And no, those girls didn´t have longer stays at the very top than Gaga. Not that I have anything to say or shade about them. Just saying. All of them have similar runs in the charts now that you mention it 🙂

        Also, it is pretty unbelievable to see the hate on such personal level a few people can display over someone they don´t know, that has done nothing to them, and that is obviously super talented and embraced by the other real artists. I suppose they couldn´t stand that at some point and decided they weren´t going to stop until they could bring her down. Truly sad. Many years of one´s life wasted… lol

      • Fancy BISH September 28, 2016

        I knew that wasn’t you lol…I KNOW your style…I was about to call that imposter out yesterday, but I didn’t want to have to DRAAAAAG him across the interNETZ lol…ALL CAPITAL JOHNVIDAL is the real deal…when they go low, you go HIGH lol…yaaas

      • JOHNVIDAL September 29, 2016

        LOL Thanks. I wish there were more people like you in this blog. A while ago it was more like that. The super-hated @suicideblonde knows it. We actually used to talk about music and talents. Now it is just impossible.

  2. Jackson September 27, 2016

    Welp, nice knowing her!

    • Flopanne September 27, 2016

      Across the pond, Lady Gaga’s big dance-heavy, comeback single Perfect Illusion has failed to make an impact on the UK’s Top 10 in the first week of its release.

      Meanwhile indie group Bastille have landed their second number one album for Wild World, a ‘labour of love’ for the four-piece who formed in 2010.

      Gaga’s 5th album Joanne – named after a dead relative. Coincidence? Ain’t nobody got time for that.

      • jackson September 29, 2016

        I didn’t care that much

  3. Ronnie September 27, 2016

    I expected it to drop out of the top 20 but damn.

    • Ex- Moster September 27, 2016

      Even video’s streams can’t save this garbage.
      I’m done and time for Vegas, Mama.

  4. FC/JC September 27, 2016

    “It didnt flaaaahp, it didnt flaaahhhp, It was an under-performance!”

    RIP Gagz

    • Zoey 101 September 27, 2016

      Did Jackie go plastic yet sis? #19k

    • Kris September 27, 2016

      Girl… Jackie and Joanne are related… bloop!

    • Paulo September 27, 2016

      OH MY GOD I’m a GaGa fan but I couldn’t help but SCREEEEEAM at those lyrics hahaha you’re so wrong for that

  5. WRTW? September 27, 2016

    I’m still rooting for Gaga but I knew on first listen the song would flop, it’s almost like it’s an in-between of born this way and art pop, but is still light years behind the times. GAGA needs to understand that she is a visual artist, that drives her music and her Fandom. Without anything to talk about but the song has left no one talking at all.

    • Lamb4Life September 27, 2016

      Garbage..who wants it?

  6. B_Roni September 27, 2016

    She will be fine. I don’t think she cares about chart positions. However drake and Rihanna should release too good. That’s song is climbing with no promotion.

    • IStan4Rihanna. September 27, 2016

      “Too Good” is ‘released’; it’s been ‘released’ for 8 weeks now. However, because Rihanna and Drake are masters of self sabotage, the song will not see the top 10 on the Hot 100 due to lack of any live performances or a video. The song had potential to be a #1 small but they’ve ruined it, in spite of it doing amazingly in Pop and Rhythmic radio.


      They’re an absolute mess!


      Oh well… LOL.

      • Rihboy September 27, 2016

        The song is not released. Where do you find your information. No one confirmed too good as a single. It is charting with no promotion after all these months. If Rihanna and Drake drop a video for too good with a better director than work; the song will keep rising. It has been ascending since his album was unlocked via apple. Ultimate ki that they are charting and a local somebodies isn’t anywhere to be seen. AtleAst hymn for the weekend up there.

      • BEY>RIH September 28, 2016

        @Fleeboy I hope that certain “local somebodies” isn’t Bey because her album has outsold both Drake and Frihanna’s and her album and tour is more global than both of theirs. The only thing going for your fave this era is singles which is what her whole career has relied on. The fact that you are comparing Bey to artists from a whole different generation shows you how huge she is.

    • ?Yellow Diamonds? September 27, 2016

      Yassssss I need iTunes to give me a high quality version! She will get my 1.29 no shade. ??

  7. Meme September 27, 2016

    This is so unfortunate. I am really rooting for her. I think the problem is ppl just want her to fail. She did everything right, from her campaign roll out, to toning down her image, she changing up a style and not releasing the same music. I don’t know what she could have done. The only thing I would have done different was dance.

    • Lemonade Much September 28, 2016

      she is a flake. she is recycling art and pop. thats it.

    • Dem Lessers September 28, 2016

      Everything wasn’t right, the song is a mess.

    • JOHNVIDAL September 28, 2016

      I totally agree. No matter what she does, people are waiting to hate on her and make her fail at any cost. It´s truly sad that people take the time to do taht. Human nature is disgusting sometimes. There is always a punching bad. Chritina Aguilera never recovered from the uncalled hate she started to get for years. Gaga has not done anything to anyone, but here everybody is acting like she did something to them. I agree, she is doing things right and releasing what she wants. Her career out of pop singles charts is looking pretty good. I think she and her team have known for a while they are never going to allow her to top teh charts again. They are like waiting for her every release of hers to make it fail. Doesn´t matter what she releases. She is doing teh right thing. Florence is on teh album. What else can be said? She is a real musician and will be fine.

  8. IStan4Rihanna. September 27, 2016

    This week, in France, she fell from #1 to #94 on the official charts…




    I don’t know what possessed Gaga to release such a hideous song!

    • Troy September 27, 2016

      She blames her label.. 😆

      • Lamb4Life September 27, 2016

        Excuse after excuse..she would never be Whitney, MJ, Madonna, Celine, Barbra, Aretha, Mariah or even Janet.

        Lady Gaga is just a footnote. She is just like Beyonce, Nicki, Rihanna, Selena, Christina, Britney, JFlop or Ashanti.

  9. IStan4Rihanna. September 27, 2016

    In other news…


    Today is the first “offical” release date of Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain”. It’s been added to 40 stations at Urban radio and 1t at Rhythmic radio – the most added for both formats.


    The song gets to sent to Pop and HAC radio on the 11th October.


    Come on “Love On The Brain” – I hope radio murders this song!

    • Rih September 27, 2016

      That song is garbage. I’m still mad she didn’t promote “Kiss it better”.

  10. Queen Barb September 27, 2016

    She’s being scalped by Ariana ?

    • ?Yellow Diamonds? September 27, 2016


  11. HailLegendBeysus September 27, 2016


    • Britney stan September 27, 2016

      Your laughing meanwhile hold up is flopping harder than perfect illusion.

      • Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? September 27, 2016

        Not a Britney Stan taking about somebody else flopping. ??

      • Hmmm… September 27, 2016

        Hold up already charted at #13. The very same flop song that made Britney’s follow up performance at the VMAs, obsolete.

  12. ?Yellow Diamonds? September 27, 2016

    Well lady gargoyle it was a good 3 album run………. ✌???

  13. truthtea September 27, 2016

    Quit saying it’s lack of promo! Gaga has released many singles that were barely promoted and were instant hits and stayed at the top despite zero promo.

    • Half Becky September 27, 2016

      Those were the days when Interscope had money.
      With 2 flopped albums, she will end up singing in Vegas or festivals. Oh well..

  14. Rosie September 27, 2016

    Halsey at the top for the sixth week, aah (also went #1 in 12 other countries so far including the UK and Australia). Not only getting a #1 before 80% of y’alls fave’s but also dominating the spot. Her lead single will do so well.

    Fad????????? death at it going from #1-94 in France. Even worse than #17-OUT

    • Paulo September 27, 2016

      I knew you’d be here having an orgasm over this… sad.

    • アンドルー September 28, 2016

      Hey, Sept 30th is just around the corner you ready?
      Can’t wait to get my hands in new Bon Iver music.
      It’s Andrew btw

  15. The Navy September 27, 2016

    This era is not working. And there is NO hit song in this album #Flopanne.

    Time to become a lobby hotel jazz singer.

  16. HailLegendBeysus September 27, 2016

    @Lol is definitely going to be on suicide watch tonight ???
    Where’s the rest of those flop ass stans that always have something to say about everyone else’s fav!?!?

  17. Rosie September 27, 2016

    Cacking at the way the Monsters were dragging Lana’s sold out arenas/amphitheaters for the past year calling it a “graveyard tour” yet Fad will be lucky to play high school auditoriums during the Joe Ball.

    • Britney stan September 27, 2016

      Lana doesn’t even have a career in 2016

      • Rosie September 27, 2016

        Botney 3000 can’t even sell 100K first week nor can it tour outside of a half empty casino hall in Vegas.

      • Britney stan September 27, 2016

        Britney is a legend she outsold all your favs.

  18. BeyMilitary September 27, 2016

    You got what you deserved. “Perfect Illusion” or “Joanne”‘s days on the Hot 100/200 are numbered.
    So much for “making music not for the charts”. Time to sell perfumes like Mariah.

    • Britney stan September 27, 2016

      Hold up is #85 this week Gaga is slaying Bey.

      • Rosie September 27, 2016

        Meanwhile Make Meth… fell off the Hot 100.

      • Britney stan September 27, 2016

        Meanwhile Britney is legendary with nothing to prove unlike the fads you stan for.

      • Rosie September 27, 2016

        To who? White twinks? The same demographic who still think Mr. Gag is relevant?
        Fads? The GP forgot about Deadney after its meltdown.

      • Britney stan September 27, 2016

        Britney and Gaga are pop culture icons. When will Lana and Halsey? No one even knows those lessors. Pull out record sales oh you can’t.

      • Rosie September 27, 2016

        Like I said earlier, icons of what? White twinks with less upper body strength than Troye Sivan? Because those are the only ones checking for either one of them outside of Brazil, I guess.
        What record sales can you pull out without resorting to 1999? Glory won’t outsell either Honeymoon or Badlands, lol. Neither will Joe.

      • Paws Down September 27, 2016

        Britney is not a legend. She is a nightclub singer like. She is stuck between hotels and restaurants.

  19. Tragic Illusion of Pop September 27, 2016

    The problem with Gaga, she thinks she sells caviar but the fact she is selling…. KFC.

    :/ :/ :/

    • Fancy BISH September 27, 2016

      Not KFC chile…lol

      • Paws Down September 27, 2016

        Gaga is a Taco Bell of Music.

      • Michael September 28, 2016

        Taco Bell sounds right. You tasted once but you took long good cr@p few times…just like Gaga.

  20. Vinnie September 27, 2016

    First, she was being scalped by Miley. Nowdays she is being scalped by Adele, Arianna, Beyonce and Riri. Nobody is checking on her except her delusional fans named Moronsters and they are weird bunch, too.

    • Britney stan September 27, 2016

      But Beyonce is being scalped by Ariana. That’s tea.

      • Vivie September 27, 2016

        😆 now you want make us to believe that Bey is flopping and Gaga is being successful. Save the seething misguided fact for where it most likely belongs.

        Bias can conduct a man to irreversible blindness, bloody fool!

      • BEY>RIH September 28, 2016

        How when Lemonade sold DW total sales in one week??? Formation sold more first week than g********!! ? You stan for flops.

  21. Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? September 27, 2016


    • Britney stan September 27, 2016

      Well what? Gaga is a pop culture icon

      • Yulanda September 27, 2016

        Gurl! Icon of what?! FYI, Gag has like 3 #1 hits on Billboard Hot 100. Jlo and Paula Abdul have more. Are you homeschooling? Please…

    • Half Becky September 27, 2016

      Well, it’s time to collaborate with Tony Bennett once again. At least, she will secure a 1st row seat at the Grammy. K bye.

      • aha September 27, 2016

        This… 🙂 🙂 🙂

  22. zzz September 27, 2016

    Joanne —> Jackie.

    • #JACKIE September 27, 2016

      B**** please. NOanne will be lucky to see 200k total sales. I like Gaga but don’t try it because she’s the biggest FLOP of the year thus far.

      • Illusive Fateuse September 27, 2016

        Joanne’s 1st week..

        100k-150 max!

      • #JACKIE September 27, 2016

        IF that! She needs to release another single ASAP!

      • Tea Served September 27, 2016

        This era is a done deal. Maybe she should team up with Samsung. 😉

      • Michael September 28, 2016

        sShe should puke again on stage or… make a farewell tour like Cher.

  23. Riri’sArmy September 27, 2016

    Kind of shocked she even released a video/song like this! Interscope is trying to kills her career. They had a good run with her 1st and 2nd album. Time to do something else.

    Maybe a UN ambassador for tone deaf Monsters. Bring em hearing a***, too.

    So long, Gaga.

  24. Rima September 27, 2016

    Ki Can we get a chart check for hold up? Gaga has longevity, Joanne will be legendary and career defining for her.

    • Hmn September 27, 2016

      Being optimistic is good …but Joanne has no hit songs at all.

      • Rima September 27, 2016

        Perfect illusion is a top 20 hit what are you talking about? Gaga is an artist she isn’t worried about charts.

      • Tea Served September 27, 2016

        then.. release your music for free… 🙁

      • Lemonade Much September 27, 2016

        She did care about charts when she hit #1 or Top 10 like those days. Sadly, she hasn’t returned. That’s why..

    • HailLegendBeysus September 27, 2016

      Lmao Hold Up came out 6 month’s ago and is GOLD! It debuted higher than Perfect Delusion. Stay humbl because I think Joseph may be seeing Knee numbers next ???!!! Perfect Delusion might not even outsell Sandcastles ?

    • BEY>RIH September 28, 2016

      Hold up peaked at #13 on the hot 100 and is gold. It didn’t fall out of the top 40 its’s 2nd week. Perfect delusion cant compare.

  25. Paws Down September 27, 2016

    She hasn’t had a top 10 song in 3 years. Just sayin..

  26. Paulo September 27, 2016

    as a fan I feel sorry for her but serves her right for working with Lame Impostor and doing them try-hard “rock” awful vocals.

    roll on single #2!

  27. Depressed Monster September 27, 2016

    This album/era is not working. Waste of time.

  28. Aguilera September 27, 2016

    Stick a fork in Gags. She’s DONE!

  29. Jasmine September 27, 2016

    Problem with Lady Gaga is that she is too much of a copy cat and she strayed away from the dance / music that made her popular in the first place. Songs like Just Dance and Poker Face are what made her successful so abandoning that style of music is stupid! No one cares for Gaga’s style of singing so putting her voice as the main selling point of any song will always be a fail. Her voice should be autotuned like her previous hits and mixed with a solid pop production for a hit.

    • hahahaah September 28, 2016

      Gaga’s vocal is SO annoying. I think RuPaul has a softer vocal.

  30. GloryBritney September 27, 2016

    Gaga was a fad artist…short and simple. She wasn’t meant to be around for 10+ years.

  31. Trose September 27, 2016

    Why do I have a strong feeling the NFL purposelly didnt OFFICIALLY announce her as the headliner yet. What if they renigged on their RUMORED DECISION.For a more VIABLE act.

  32. HailLegendBeysus September 27, 2016


  33. Rosie September 27, 2016

    Fad isn’t worried about charts?
    Is that why he went to every big radio station promoting the song? Is that why she got Mark Ronson (produced the biggest song of the decade so far) and Kevin Parker (of Tame Impala, trendiest rock band of the past year) to produce it? Is that why he premiered the song on iHeart stations and played it every hour for a day? Is that why the video premiered on broadcast TV? Already making excuses for when Joe sells 90K first week, I see.

    • HailLegendBeysus September 27, 2016


  34. Lemonade Much September 28, 2016

    If she wasnt worried, why bother went to Z100 NY??? 😀

  35. Quanasha September 28, 2016

    Trash….why bother?

  36. I Cant Anymore September 28, 2016

    NFL made a wrong choice. A flop era ….comes with a flop album and song.

  37. Juan September 28, 2016

    She is F A K E !!!

    I’m surprised no new disease invented by her team for this new single/album and era.

    Anyway, glad her domination is over (especially after Born This Way). Tired of her…everything about her is just plastic.

  38. Tayana September 28, 2016

    Every decade US has produced artists with less than a dozen hits. Remember Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer?

  39. OUCH! September 28, 2016


  40. hahahaah September 28, 2016

    monsters are getting old and smarter. they left her..

  41. Poanne September 28, 2016

    Joanne sucks.

  42. BEY>RIH September 28, 2016

    It’s over for gags!! Her 460 first week sales are coming…

  43. Marshanda September 28, 2016

    Remember when Monsters said Artpop was the highest preorder iTunes album?

    Hmnn! I think people are more disgusted by her delusional fans more than anyone.

  44. Whale September 28, 2016

    Only ugly gay people at trásh gay clubs Will Paty to see gaga from now on

    • JOHNVIDAL September 28, 2016

      I cannot believe you took the time to create all thse fake accounts to say the same absird thing all the time. How can your life be so full of hate? Do you go out of your house at all?

  45. JOHNVIDAL September 28, 2016

    I said it months ago before we had news abut a new album. It was very probable that she won´t ever see huge chart success (it can ahppen but it´s difficult) however she´ll have a career regardless, which is what she has been proving these last two years. She won´t go anywhere and Perfect Illusion, even though a single that masses don´t want, is pretty good and seems like a song that is going to fit perfectly in a whole body of work which will be the album. This rocky route and with Beck and Florence and just music with not much promo? I´m really ready to listen to the whole new sound. I´ll probably buy her album next month along with 3 more I saw on sale the other day 🙂 (Florence & the Machine, and a couple of epic compilations from Bruce Springsteen and Tina Turner I had never seen before with several dics in one by just 5 euros. Crazy! Albums just don´t sell and I can always buy them so cheap if I have a good look at the right store).

    • Fancy BISH September 28, 2016

      The thing that bothers me is the VISUAL to Perfect Illusion…I still like the song, I don’t care what anybody says lol…but when The Weeknd and Beyonce are finding so much success with moody and dark visuals, WHY is she abandoning HER LANE? She doesn’t have to go so far, but Perfect Illusion was KE$HA’S video lol

      • JOHNVIDAL September 29, 2016

        I think they won´t care about the visuals like that this go round. She´s really changing things and I think she´s fully embracing her bigger roots as a musican. She´s collaborating with every talented pop-rock-indie star. I think she and her team knows people won´t let her shine commercially like that anymore. So they are focusing on having a quality career from now on without caring that much. I agree I enjoy the song so much. I think it will fit perfectly with the album as a whole body of work.

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  47. Cbeylive September 29, 2016

    She stopped being interesting. Once she stopped being weird and unpredicatable she was seethrough and boring kinda like nicki Minaj.

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