Kendrick Lamar tops the list in a week otherwise dominated by Mike Will Made It and Drake.
Last week, Rick Ross was the artist with the most appearances on our Top Tracks list, despite Drake's just-released More Life, which handily outsold Rozay's Rather You Than Me. This week, another release that will undoubtedly lose to More Life in every other commercial metric has also prevailed over it. Mike Will Made It's long-awaited Ransom 2 project notches four tracks in this week's top ten, which is quite an accomplishment.
Just behind Mike's week-best four appearances, though, is Drake with three. Desiigner, Rae Sremmurd, and Kendrick Lamar all appear twice. New songs barely missing out on spots this week include Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, and PnB Rock's "Gang Up" (#12), Chris Brown's "Privacy" (#13), Bruno Mars and PartyNextDoor's remix of "That's What I Like" (#15), and Dave East's remix of "Party Monster" (#16).
10. Mike Will Made It Feat. Lil Yachty - Hasselhoff
The first track on our list this week is also the lowest-rated, garnering a ghastly 35% user approval rating. Mike Will's other songs in the top ten easily best the rating of the Lil Yachty-assisted "Hasselhoff," but at least in terms of drawing clicks, it was clearly a smart move to to put Lil Boat on Ransom 2. This track debuts at #10.
9. Desiigner - Holy Ghost
Desiigner's got one track that's performing better than any song has on our list since DJ Khaled's 2016 track "Do You Mind," but we'll get to that in a second. Just a few days ago, the Brooklyn rapper put out his second song of 2017, and although it doesn't appear to be an actual single, it's already looking like it'll compete with "Outlet." "Holy Ghost" debuts at #9.
8. Mike Will Made It Feat. Future - Razzle Dazzle
There's usually a bit of disconnect between user rating and chart position, but this week, all four of Mike Will's tracks in the top ten are ranked in order of their user rating as well as their views. The biggest gap is between "Hasselhoff" and "Razzle Dazzle"-- the latter scoring 37 points higher in approval percentage. This track debuts at #8.
7. Drake Feat. Kanye West - Glow
Unlike the other two Drake tracks that appear on today's list, "Glow" was added to HNHH as a standalone track a day late on Sunday, so this is technically its first week of eligibility. Despite having around 24 hours less on the chart than the other two More Life cuts, it easily glides on here, probably due to Kanye's presence. "Glow" debuts at #7.
6. Drake Feat. Young Thug & 2 Chainz - Sacrifices
The second Drake track of the week is almost the highest-rated track on this week's list, with its 87% losing to another by only two percentage points. It seems like even Young Thug's vast army of haters could get on board with his more orthodox delivery on "Sacrifices." In its second week out, this track is up 57 places from #63 to #6.
5. Mike Will Made It Feat. Chief Keef & Rae Sremmurd - Come Down
I'm going to be totally biased here and just come out and say that I think "Come Down" is the catchiest song of the year. There, I said it. Although plenty of people obviously disagree with me, it does appear that this is a better-loved song than either "Hasselhoff" or "Razzle Dazzle," as it wins out with 77% user approval. "Come Down" debuts at #5.
4. Desiigner - Outlet
Desiigner's "Outlet" has now only been out for seven weeks, so I suppose it's still a little early to be comparing it to "Do You Mind," which topped out at over 26 week in the top ten, but since it dropped out, nothing else has even lasted more than three. With 158k-plus views as it stands now, "Outlet" doesn't even have as many as the song that debuted at #1 this week, but what's important is that it's kept a steady stream of views week-to-week. In its seventh week out, "Outlet" holds at #4.
3. Mike Will Made It Feat. Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane & Kendrick Lamar - Perfect Pint
On paper, Rae Sremmurd/Gucci Mane/Kendrick Lamar is one of those combos that seems like it'd never work, but with Mike Will at the reigns, anything can happen. Fans of all four artists found something to love here, as "Perfect Pint" scored a week-best 89% approval rating, pretty shocking for a song that only features one verse of #BARS and zero actual R&B singers. "Perfect Pint" debuts at #3.
2. Drake Feat. Quavo & Travis Scott - Portland
Is Portland the wave now? Not only is Aminé finally putting his city on the map, but More Life also had a song named after it, Makonnen moved there, and Travis Scott revealed that it's his favorite city in the country. (Editor's note: 90% of my articles since September 2015 have been written in Portland). In its second week out, "Portland" is up 32 spots from #34 to #2.
1. Kendrick Lamar - The Heart Part 4
Despite their best efforts, neither Drake nor Mike Will could top the advent of a new Kendrick Lamar track, more importantly the first new edition of "The Heart" to surface since good kid, m.A.A.d city dropped. Especially considering the fact that Kendrick seems to be taking shots at Drizzy and Big Sean on here, and the fact that you guys love diss tracks, it's not even that surprising.