Chart Check [Hot 100]: Saweetie’s ‘Best Friend’ Becomes Her First Top 40 Debut

Published: Wednesday 20th Jan 2021 by Rashad

‘Best Friend’ has given Saweetie her best start on the Hot 100 yet.

Despite boasting previous top 40 bangers, ‘My Type’ and ‘Tap In,’ over the course of her short but storied career, both tunes were slow burners that started in the lowest quadrant of the singles chart before being boosted to the top 25 on the backs of social media challenges.

Now, thanks to strong support from rhythmic radio, digital downloads, and impressive streaming figures on Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music, the Doja Cat-assisted ‘Best Friend’ looks well on its way to following the chart trajectories of its predecessors.

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Released January 7, the Dr. Luke-produced bop was given a major launch on the wings of a big budget, Dave Meyers-directed music video (seen above).

That venture – coupled with an onslaught of press performed by Saweetie in its support in the week that followed – helped secure the tune a #39 premiere on the refreshed Hot 100.  The opening comes as the highest of the femcee’s career and surpasses her previous best debut, the #76 premiere of 2020’s ‘Back to the Streets’ (as we reported here).

For Doja, the arrival of ‘Friend’ marks her second highest Hot 100 premiere to date and follows the #32 bow of her 2020 Ariana Grande duet, ‘Motive.’ 

‘Best Friend’ marks the respective third career appearance of both artists in the Hot 100’s top 40.

Look below to see who joins Saweetie and Ms. Cat on this week’s ‘TGJ Chart Check.’

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  1. Susan January 20, 2021

    LOL cardi is still running things like cardio. Doja, girl, you had a huge #1 hit and NONE of your songs since have hit the top 20? Girllllll

    • Doja Cat Say So January 20, 2021

      Congrats girls . The song is catchy and cool. Doja’s magic is working and Sawettie is cool too. Great duo

  2. Clarks0o0ñ January 20, 2021

    A moderate hit
    I predicted it

    January 8, 2021

    Rca records pushing doja cat as they should

    A star is a star.
    I hope doja wins best new artist at the Grammys.

    This song is gonna be a moderate hit.

    Consistency is key
    If u keep releasing bops u will eventually land on a mega size hit.


    When it comes to music dont argue with me cause I know a star when I see one.
    Doja is a star.

  3. Clarks0o0ñ January 20, 2021

    RCA records made the right decision by dropping flopmani and focusing on doja

    The remix doja did with ariana and megan is predicted to peak at number 2 next week

    Another top 10 hit for doja.
    And yall said she was gonna be a 1 hit wonder

    Her song streets is taking of on spotify and apple music
    Another sleeper hit incoming just like say so.

    A star is a star.
    Normani what’s good?
    Rumours are circulating that dua removed normani from her song if it ain’t me.
    It’s what flopmani deserves.

    • Susan January 20, 2021

      Normani has more top 20 hits than Doja. ☕️ Go find someone’s pic to keep using on G***** you messy bottom

      • Clarks0o0ñ January 20, 2021

        Doja has a solo top 10 hit, normani doesnt

        Doja has a number one song, normani doesnt

        Doja has multiple Grammy nominations, normani doesnt

        Doja albums out, normani has only 1 solo song that flopped after all the hype and free promo from celebrities on Instagram and Twitter

      • Susan January 20, 2021

        Where? Nicki Minaj was featured on say so 😂😂😂😂 Doja RAT isn’t anything special. Now finish powdering your skin so you can continue to think you’re white, you dweeb

    • DC January 20, 2021

      That flop Ariana n meg falling hard in iTunes doubt it gets to number 2

  4. Your Name January 20, 2021

    Saweetie has better music and visuals than a lot of the upcoming girls. She isn’t the best rapper but she knows what she’s doing marketing wise. Salute sis!

  5. DC January 20, 2021

    Body keep falling annoying ass song debuted at 12 couldn’t reach top 10 😂😂😂😂😂

  6. Erica January 20, 2021

    Doja got another hit on her hands “Street” is currently slaying on the streaming platforms

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