Hot 100: Taylor Swift’s ‘Cardigan’ Set for Historic Fall From #1 in Week 2

Published: Saturday 8th Aug 2020 by Rashad

As we reported, Taylor Swift made history in more ways than we could count thanks to the massive success content found aboard her eighth studio album, ‘Folklore.’

Its lead single, ‘Cardigan,’ was particularly noteworthy as it debuted at #1 on the Hot 100, penciling her in history books as the third female artist to premiere three songs (over her career) at the tally’s summit.  However, while the Aaron Dessner-produced hit’s journey to #1 was fueled by an impressive combination of streams, sales, and radio airplay, a big component of its overall first-week figures were afforded by multiple physical/digital combinations that offered buyers everything from physical CD or vinyl singles that would arrive at a later date.

Like Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber (‘Stuck With U’), Katy Perry (‘Daisies’), and 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj (‘TROLLZ’) before her (all of whom utilized this tactic to score big first-week numbers), Swift is set to see ‘Cardigan’ take a big fall in week 2 as a result.

Industry analysts are predicting Swift’s newest Hot 100 #1 hit is on track to exit the top 10 all together by next week, potentially landing as low as #12.

Although we won’t know for sure until Monday’s printed edition of the chart (August 10), if the projection rings true it would make her owner of the ‘biggest fall for a #1 debut among solo female artists.’

Here’s how it will potentially to other major dips:

Biggest Drops from #1 of All-Time (Hot 100)

  • 1 – off the Hot 100 completely:  Mariah Carey – “All I Want for Christmas is You” (2020)
  • 1 -34 : 6ix9ine & Nicki MInaj – ‘Trollz’ (2020) *
  • 1–17: The Weeknd – “Heartless” (2019) *
  • 1–15: Billy Preston  “Nothing from Nothing” (1974)
  • 1–15: Dionne Warwick and The Spinners – “Then Came You” (1974)
  • 1–13: Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber  “Stuck with U” (2020)*
*indicates #1 debut

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  1. Paulo August 8, 2020

    Things change so much so fast, physical sales became the way to cheat to the top while streaming is seen as a more natural reflection of popular taste.

    • Clarks0o0ñ August 8, 2020

      Dummy, her streaming numbers are one of the biggest of the year and in history.

      This is also a surprise release. No promo or live performance

      • Paulo August 8, 2020

        That’s not what I said, stupid. My statement was general and not just about Taylor. All singles relying on physical sales fizzled while Roddy Rich ate everyone up with weeks at the top.

        And yes she pulled great numbers even with streaming but she obviously couldn’t keep that 2nd week if it’s dropping off the top 10

      • Clarks0o0ñ August 8, 2020

        “while streaming is seen as a more natural reflection of popular taste.”

        On the US Spotify chart, Folklore accumulated over 44 million streams in its first day, surpassing Ariana Grande’s previous record of 31 million for Thank U, Next (2019).

        The album’s sixteen tracks occupied the top 16 spots; “The 1” placed first with 4.175 million streams, setting a record for the biggest first-day song debut by a female artist.

        Overall, on-demand streams for Folklore surpassed 72 million in the US on its first day, breaking the female record formerly held by Thank U, Next (55.9 million).

        U are dumbèr than onlyflops.
        Nobody keeps up in 2nd week except ur post malone or drake or a rapper.

        This is a folk song with no promo.

        Besides folklore is predicted to stay number 1 on the album charts for a second week.

        Why are u dumb? U stan normani so I dont blame u. Idiot.

      • Paulo August 8, 2020

        Why would you quote me and then post receipts to reinforce what I said. Plus, was I talking about her album or about her single? 🤔 you are so simple no wonder you stan who you stan 😩🤣

      • Clarks0o0ñ August 8, 2020

        Reinforce what u said? More like educating u cause ur ignorant.

        I fell sorry for u if this is how u really are in real life.

        An ignorant loud mouth who doesnt take correction after being presented with facts. 🤷‍♂️

        U stan a dancer who cant sing but to u shes the greatest singer right now. U see the problem with u ? Smh sorry for u

    • tyty August 8, 2020

      @paulo don’t bother arguing with this lunatic anyone who can read and has basic comprehensive skills understood. Clarkscum has emerged and acting like a lunatic because it’s fav normani was in that video recently, it will soon go back to it’s regular trolling with its another alias in due course.

      • Clarks0o0ñ August 8, 2020

        Look who came out of the woodwork
        💀💀💀

        Its august, where is flopmani album? Lol

        An idiot.

        U wish this was Twitter, u would have gone to report my account cause I always beat u in an argument. What a sore loser

        The way I keep putting u rats in check.

        Then they start crying, ignore Clarkson, 🤣🤣
        That’s how I know I won

  2. tyty August 8, 2020

    Considering the big numbers she did with her album I’m surprised….but yet again she is just another artist who used cheat methods to reach number 1.

  3. DIVAlicious 👠 August 8, 2020

    Flop🤣😂🤣 #1 doesn’t mean anything now.

  4. Jam August 8, 2020

    I mean, is this really a big deal when we all know her albums will continue to sell?

  5. chilepleaseee August 8, 2020

    Oh no! Is she ok? Somebody go check on her.

    • Paulo August 8, 2020

      🤣🤣🤣

    • Shawn August 9, 2020

      I’m a bit confused; if this is about debuts on the HOT 100, Why include All I Want For Christmas Is You? That’s not a debut. That’s not the first appearance of “AIWFCIY” on the charts. It’s a Christmas song that appears on the charts during the Christmas season, and continues to dominate the charts during the Christmas seasons. It’s irrelevant to include Mariah on this list and compare it to a debut duh of course it will fall off after Christmas. Heartless, Stuck wit u and Trolls are debuts!!

  6. Meme August 8, 2020

    Ok and? The numbers she debuted with is enough to shut anyone in the industry up.

    • Fergalicious 💅 August 17, 2020

      Exactly and Beyoncé knows that

  7. Clarks0o0ñ August 8, 2020

    A number 1 is a number 1.

    Jesus, why are u guys so dumb.

    Rashad, u shouldn’t be writing these kind of articles, u are better than this. this type of lame articles is what david writes.

    • Paulo August 8, 2020

      Not you dragging the Crowmila stan in the staff… after everything he did for you and your 20 personalities 🤣

  8. Clarks0o0ñ August 8, 2020

    I dont even stan Taylor swift like that but this article is lame as hell

    U guys haven’t still written about nicki minaj begging a judge to allow her sèx offender husband to be present when shes delivering the baby

    • Beam Me Up Scotty August 8, 2020

      You keep posting this crap under every post. You are obsessed. You also keep posting it under different names. Her husband got permission. And she didn’t need to beg as you put it.

      • Clarks0o0ñ August 8, 2020

        Why u mad?
        🤣🤣🤣

        Ur faves is carrying a child for a registered sèx offender, that should bother u.

    • FAF August 8, 2020

      Because we don’t care

      He was 14 with a public defender 🤷🏾‍♂️ Cardi b was grown raping and drugging men

  9. Theman August 8, 2020

    This is not that big a deal. This was a suprise release. And the song went to number one. That’s still pretty good. The song is still organically growing. Over exaggerating.

  10. Beam Me Up Scotty August 8, 2020

    She got the #1 and the sales. Who cares where it’s at now on Hot 100.

  11. cblaze August 8, 2020

    I’m just gonna say…the fact that all of the biggest falls from #1 on the Hot 100 are in 2020 shows that Billboard needs to do something. Idk if taking away the bundles is really enough

    • TeamRik August 8, 2020

      The bundles don’t count and haven’t for a long time….

  12. Misty Knight August 8, 2020

    The industry now refers to these “hits” as Flybys. It hits for a week and then flies by. Bye bye, gone! True hits have staying power. They don’t even have to hit #1, but just stick around in the the top 10 for months. Like those Harry Styles songs that just won’t go away.

    And let’s stop including Mariah’s Christmas song in this drop off list. It’s a seasonal song that will probably hit #1 AGAIN. It’s an outlier that is obviously done after Christmas. Stupid to compare to Ariana’s StuckinMyTwat. AIWFC is also a song EVERYBODY from 8 to 80 knows. Most have never heard TeSUCKteens69’s terrible song or JustsTURD&Grande’s C**** exploitation track.

  13. #WAP August 8, 2020

    That’s embarrassing

    • Fergalicious 💅 August 17, 2020

      And u Stan for Normani so🤭😴

  14. TeamRik August 8, 2020

    All of those album combinations she sold count as 1 Album and do not count as multiples or towards Cardigan at all unless it was specifically the single a person purchased so your article is completely false. There are also 8 artists before her that have fallen to #12 if that’s whee she lands.
    Her album is going to spend both this week and next at #1, it was just released to stores like Target, cardigan only fell to #4 in streaming and climbed on all of the radio charts so 12 might be too steep a fall.

  15. Lewey August 9, 2020

    LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Lewey August 9, 2020

    OMG and She went from 847,000 copies sold, to 123,000 (32,842 physical). I’m dead. Payola and curiosity play. I knew that MAYO MEDIOCRE Music had a short shelf life. Not surprised. That last album came and went so fast… was it even nominated for a Grammy? Someone put some seasoning on homegirl’s food. LMAOOOOO

    • Fergalicious 💅 August 17, 2020

      Shut up! Your fave can’t even sell 7k. Where did I get the audacity to shade?

  17. Shawn August 9, 2020

    I’m a bit confused; if this is about debuts on the HOT 100, Why include All I Want For Christmas Is You? That’s not a debut. That’s not the first appearance of “AIWFCIY” on the charts. It’s a Christmas song that appears on the charts during the Christmas season, and continues to dominate the charts during the Christmas seasons. It’s irrelevant to include Mariah on this list and compare it to a debut duh of course it will fall off after Christmas. Heartless, Stuck wit u and Trolls are debuts!!

  18. M August 9, 2020

    I’m a bit confused; if this is about debuts on the HOT 100, Why include All I Want For Christmas Is You? That’s not a debut. That’s not the first appearance of “AIWFCIY” on the charts. It’s a Christmas song that appears on the charts during the Christmas season, and continues to dominate the charts during the Christmas seasons. It’s irrelevant to include Mariah on this list and compare it to a debut duh of course it will fall off after Christmas. Heartless, Stuck wit u and Trolls are debuts!!

  19. Hoax August 10, 2020

    Historic fall, huh… lmfao

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