In the Billboard Hot 100‘s decades-long history, several animals have perched side by side with human musicians on the No. 1 spot. And while no, none of those hits were actually written or performed by a wildlife creature – unless you count Alvin & The Chipmunks’ chart-topping “The Chipmunk Song,” which is definitely the primary entry on this checklist – it’s true that most of the world’s favourite songs over time have referenced a particular kind of animal of their titles.
Most not too long ago, Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane’s 2016 monitor “Black Beatles” grew to become the newest critter-accompanied track title to crawl into the Hot 100’s prime spot, and remained there for an entire seven weeks. That’s a fairly highly effective insect.
Only one artist, nevertheless, has scored two songs on this checklist; Prince, or maybe extra precisely, Prince of the animal kingdom, earned No. 1 spots for each “When Doves Cry” and “Batdance.” Owl City additionally makes historical past for being the one act with an animal themed title to turn out to be Queen Bee of the Hot 100 with a duly animal-themed track.
Another latest addition is Desiigner’s 2016 single “Panda” — not that it’s solely a couple of literal panda. In actuality, it compares a white BMW X6 to a panda, however hey, it nonetheless counts. “The way my mind works is crazy, man,” Desiigner advised Billboard. “I don’t mean crazy in a psycho way. I mean crazy in, like, a great artist way. I have my own way of seeing things. When I looked at the X6, I just said, ‘That’s a panda.’ I like the animal.”
From charting chipmunks to dominating disco geese, right here is the whole zoo’s price of Hot 100 No. 1s which have drawn audiences because of their animal magnetism.
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