Tina Turner Tops Taylor Swift, SZA, Miley Cyrus, & More As ‘The Best’ Is The Week’s Top-Selling Female Song

Published: Saturday 3rd Jun 2023 by Rashad

The Best was more than just an international hit for late Rock Queen Tina Turner in 1989; it was practically an ode to self.

And now, over 30 years after the ‘Foreign Affair’ smash kissed its Hot 100 top 20 peak, it’s puckered up for a top 10 premiere on another major Billboard chart.

Career-first news for the music icon inside.

As the entertainment industry continues to reel after May 24 news of Turner’s death, fans and admirers alike are turning to the diva’s biggest hits to remember her.  In fact, classic tunes like ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero,’ ‘Proud Mary,’ ‘Better Be Good To Me,’ and more were sent to the top of real-time digital music sales tallies just hours after the news broke.

The spike in download activity last week catapulted Tina’s timeless hits ‘The Best’ and ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ to #7 and #8 respectively on the refreshed edition of Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart – besting the likes of modern-day female hitmakers Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, SZA, and others in the process.

Beyond being the only solo female listed in the tally’s topmost ranking, the placements uniquely come as a first for Tina as most of her career predated the digital era.  While she did get to #2 on the hitlist in 2020 with the Kygo-led remix of ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It,’ this week marked the first time she appeared in the hitlist’s top 10 by her lonesome.

This Week’s Digital Song Sales Chart


Although the handsome sales weren’t enough to push ‘What’s Love’ or ‘Best’ back onto the Hot 100 this week, their increased radio airplay and streams over the last week make them contenders for next week.

Click here to see who did make the cut on the refreshed TGJ Chart Check.

[photo source: Billboard]

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  1. THE TRUTH 🧨🧨🧨🧨🧨🧨🧨 June 3, 2023

    This is music, this is talent. They don’t make this anymore. this is legendary, ICONIC, ONE OF THE BEST EVER DO IT. name a classic song that can get near this from the last 15 years, name an artist that came after lady gaga that has true talent. and no you can’t. camper the popish music of Gaga to the classic anthems of Tina but Gaga proved she has real talent, now try to name your fav that came after Gaga. the music today is trash, most of Gaga also. but try to name great talent like Prince, MJ, Tina, Nina, Aretha, Whitney etc… you can’t, we don’t even have good hip-hop, rap, alternative, or rock… nothing today can be considered quality music. it’s sad, everything is just about money grab.

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