It's all Drake this week on Top Tracks.
For the past few years it's been clear that regardless of quality, everything Drake announces or releases is guaranteed to produce more pageviews on HNHH than any of his contemporaries. We've known this for a while and capitalized upon it a few times, which many of you have noticed and decried, but hey, you're still clicking on it. Drizzy dropped four tracks on OVO Sound Radio last weekend and nothing has changed, despite the fact that they did arrive too late for last week's Top Tracks list. Predicting that they'd appear consecutively at the top of this list was like betting on a royal flush to win a round of poker.
Aside from King Drizzy's four appearances (more than any other artist's one-week total in recent memory), Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne both showed up twice. New tracks barely missing out on spots in this week's list include YG's "One Time Comin" (#12), Meek Mill, Lil Uzi Vert, and Nicki Minaj's "Froze" (#13), A$AP Ant and Lil Uzi Vert's "Runner" (#14), and Lil Wayne's "1 Night Only" (#15).
10. Tory Lanez - Time
A short gem at just a few seconds past the two minute mark, "Time" wasn't as successful as Tory's other release from the past week, but still got over 60,000 views and an 84% approval rating. Not too shabby. "Time" debuts at #10.
9. DJ Khaled Feat. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Future, August Alsina, Jeremih & Rick Ross - Do You Mind
Welp, we're surprised to not see one of our two fourteen-week-wonders absent from this week's list, as Mac Miller and Anderson .Paak's "Dang!" drops to #11, but the undisputed champ is still around. Unlike "Dang!", DJ Khaled's "Do You Mind" has appeared consecutively since it dropped in July, and who knows how much longer that streak will stay alive. This time, it drops one place from #8 to #9.
8. YFN Lucci Feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne - Key To The Streets (Remix)
Apart from the two aforementioned freaks of nature, the third longest tenured track still going is the remix of YFN Lucci's ATL hit "Key To The Streets." The track has clearly gotten a huge boost from 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne's appearances, as it's now been on seven consecutive Top Tens. This time, it drops one place from #7 to #8.
7. Tory Lanez - Look No Further
Tory's two tracks from the past week couldn't be more different. In contrast with "Time"'s icy singing, "Look No Further" is a classic-sounding slice of boom-bap over which Lanez both raps and sings. If you forgot that this guy can do everything, get your mind correct. "Look No Further" debuts at #7.
6. Jeezy Feat. Lil Wayne - Bout That
Nabbing Weezy his second appearance of the week, Jeezy's Trap Or Die 3 highlight "Bout That" is the first track of the four he dropped before the album's release to hit our Top Ten. It failed to get a hugely impressive rating, only mustering 72% approval, but it definitely does go to show that Wayne's another near-sure bet to rocket to the top of the chart. "Bout That" debuts at #6.
5. A$AP Mob Feat. A$AP Rocky, Tyler The Creator, Playboi Carti & Yung Gleesh - Telephone Calls
If DJ Khaled's "Do You Mind" is the most star-studded track on this list, then "Telephone Calls" is the new generation's version of that. You know it's a youthful track if Rocky and Tyler feel like elder statesmen. This one's off the Mob's new Cozy Tapes Vol. 1, and it's a wild ride. "Telephone Calls" is the highest-charting non-Drake track this week, debuting at #5.
4. Drake & Dave - Wanna Know
The latest in a long line of tracks that Drake has deemed worthy of a remix, "Wanna Know" is by relatively unknown (stateside, at least) 17-year-old Londoner Dave, AKA Santan Dave. It didn't do nearly as well as Drizzy's two solo records or his one other collab with a buzzing newcomer, but "Wanna Know" still racked up 50k more views than its runner up. The track debuts at #4.
3. Drake Feat. 21 Savage - Sneakin' (Prod. By London On Da Track)
Especially after this summer's Savage Mode, 21 Savage is head-and-shoulders more popular (or at least more well-known) than Dave in the HNHH community, and despite the fact that it falls behind Drizzy's two solo tracks, "Sneakin'" ties "Wanna Know" for the highest approval rating of the bunch with 81%. The London On Da Track-produced cut debuts at #3.
2. Drake - Fake Love
"Fake Love" is the clear single of the three More Life cuts we've heard thus far, and if it wasn't for the various beefs Drake's currently embroiled in, there's no doubt this would have taken the number one spot. It's poppy, but in a very different way from Views' hits, so it'll be interesting to see how it performs on the actual charts. "Fake Love" debuts at #2.
1. Drake - Two Birds One Stone
A diss track and a Drake track? There's never been a surer bet for a #1 debut and 500K+ views in the first week. Though it's since been taken down, Drizzy knocked this Kid Cudi-defaming track out of the park, as it dominated a good deal of the news cycle this week as well. "Two Birds One Stone" debuts at number one, and you can almost guarantee that it'll still be in or around this spot next week.