Niall Horan’s new song ‘Science’ steps up the Billboard’s Hot Trending Songs chart ahead of its premiere as part of the One Direction member’s new album, ‘The Show’.
With the help of Twitter, Billboard tracks worldwide music-related trends and conversations in real-time. Trends can be viewed over the previous 24 hours or last 7 days. Each Tuesday, along with Billboard’s other weekly charts, a 20-position edition of the chart covering activity from Friday through Thursday of each week is posted on the site.
Up until last week, no one had heard the entirety of ‘Science,’ the ninth song on ‘The Show’. However, a quick teaser of Horan singing the song on social media generated buzz before the single’s official release.
Following the No. 20 debut of ‘Heaven’ in March, this is Horan’s first Hot Trending Songs No. 1 and his second appearance on the charts. ‘Must Be Love’ from the album enters the chart at No. 5.
Horan is ahead of SHINee, whose ‘The Feeling’ debuts at No. 2. The new song from the K-pop boy band was released just recently, although its music video was originally teased a day before the song came out.
The remaining songs leading the chart are ‘Take Two’ by BTS, which debuted at No. 1 and is at No. 4 now, and ‘Adderall’ by Slipknot, which debuts at No. 3 after a new EP featuring the song was released . ‘Adderall’ first premiered as the lead track on Slipknot’s 2022 full-length ‘The End, So Far.’
– Riya Sohini