Smile is probably the last thing Katy Perry fans – affectionately called #KatyCats – will do after taking a peruse of the Hot 100.
The Pop bop – which lists Zedd, Charlie Puth, and Monsterz & Strangerz among its high profile craftsmen – was released as the title track and official second single from Perry’s fifth studio album (due in stores August 14).
Coming on the heels of her last top 40 hit ‘Daisies’ (as we reported here), fans undoubtedly had high hopes for ‘Smile’ as the critical acclaim rolled in upon its early July release. The refreshed Hot 100 reveals that acclaim may not be reflected commercially, however.
Released July 10, chart-watchers looking to see where ‘Smile’ placed after its first official tracking week ended may have been surprised to see it was absent from the Hot 100 all together.
Premiering on the Bubbling Under chart at #21, the song is the third of Katy’s post-‘Witness’ era to miss the Hot 100 upon its debut. Unlike ‘Daisies,’ ‘Small Talk,’ and ‘Never Really Over,’ ‘Harleys in Hawaii’ and ‘Never Worn White’ also opened outside of the main hit list to varying degrees of success.
Note: The “Bubbling Under Hot 100” chart is designed to rank the top 25 songs that have not yet charted on the main Billboard Hot 100 based on collected radio airplay, sales, and streams data.
Click here to see who joined her on that chart.