Rihannaâ€™s the first woman to break top 5 on the charts since Taylor Swift
To hear Rihannaâ€™s new song â€œWild Thoughts,â€ is to fall so head over heels in love with it.
Itâ€™s the kind of song that makes you want to keep pressing repeat until somehow, through a miracle in the time space continuum, your flesh and bones actually fuses with the song and you become â€œWild Thoughts.â€
Which explains why â€œWild Thoughtsâ€ debuted at Number 4 on Billboardâ€™s Hot 100 chart, which gives Rihanna the honor of saying sheâ€™s the first woman to break the top 5 in almost three months, ending the longest women-less droughtÂ since 1972.
Up until this week, the last woman to crack the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 was Taylor Swift, back when she and Zayn could be heard singing about how they didnâ€™t want to live forever on the radio.
But since then? Nothing.
And it wasnâ€™t for lack of trying. Hell, Katy Perry tried so hard she put outÂ three singles ahead of her â€œWitnessâ€ release date and she still couldnâ€™t pop off a proper banger.
Billboard notes that â€œWild Thoughtsâ€ is only the 7th track featuring a woman to crack the top 5 on the charts this year, representing a 30% decrease from 2016.
But thereâ€™s still plenty of 2017 left.
Come on, ladies. Take advantage of Rihannaâ€™s momentum and letâ€™s take back the charts, kay?
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