Dua Lipa fans may have expected to see her new song, ‘Levitating,’ float to the Hot 100’s upper rankings thanks to its high profile features Madonna and Missy Elliott, but – as the refreshed edition of the tally reveals – such was not the case.
In late July (as we reported here), Lipa sent some into shock with the official report she’d be joined by the Rap Queen and Queen of Pop on the remix to ‘Levitating’ – a fan favorite from her sophomore album, ‘Future Nostalgia.’ The seismic collaboration would be one of many repackaged for the LP’s deluxe edition, ‘Club Future Nostalgia,’ which charges to digital shelves August 28.
Ahead of the new edition’s arrival, however, music lovers were given a listen to the revamp courtesy of the August 14 arrival of its accompanying video (seen above). Those who gravitated to the sonic additions of Madge were sorely disappointed to see she was absent from the clip.
All-in-all, the hype proved to be little help in the tune’s chart journey. Expected to premiere on the Hot 100 this week, peruse of the chart shows it actually debuted at #10 on the Bubbling Under list.
Bubbling Under Hot 100 This Week
Note: The “Bubbling Under Hot 100” chart is designed to rank the top 25 songs that have accumulated noteworthy radio airplay, sales, and streams stats but not enough to place within the top 100.
All’s not lost, however. Lipa was sure to confirm the Missy Elliott-assisted visual was NOT the tune’s official music video. What she publishes next could help the Pop bop ascend to more promising positions on the hit list.
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