Ask Streets Talkin: Juice WRLD&#zero39;s &#zero39;Lucid Dreams&#zero39; Brings Sting Back to No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Ask Streets Talkin: Juice WRLD&#zero39;s &#zero39;Lucid Dreams&#zero39; Brings Sting Back to No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart


Plus, what are the most important hits this week amongst songs launched earlier than the 2000s?

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Hi Gary,

Happy October! That&#zero39;s nice that Juice WRLD&#zero39;s "Lucid Dreams" has hit No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (and Hot Rap Songs), giving co-authors Sting and Dominic Miller a brand new No. 1, as writers. The pair penned Sting&#zero39;s "Shape of My Heart," initially launched on his 1993 album, Ten Summoner&#zero39;s Tales, and now sampled on "Dreams."

If "Dreams" could make it to No. 1 on the Streets Talkin Hot 100, the place it&#zero39;s as much as No. 2 this week, it will spell a No. 1 profession span of 35 years-plus for Mr. Sumner, as a author, courting to The Police&#zero39;s "Every Breath You Take," an eight-week No. 1 in 1983 (which he wrote solo).

Sting already topped Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as a author of Puff Daddy and Faith Evans&#zero39; "I&#zero39;ll Be Missing You," that includes 112, in 1997; that tune, in fact, reworks "Breath."

So, over 20 years after "Missing," and 4 many years into his profession, Sting once more contributes to the week&#zero39;s high R&B/hip-hop tune.

Pablo Nelson
Oakland, California

Hi Pablo,

Happy October! In reality, I&#zero39;m penning this whereas watching my Red Sox vs. …. not-your-A&#zero39;s. Sorry, I share any disappointment you may be feeling; you recognize which workforce I rooted for (or, actually, towards) within the AL Wild Card Game.

As for Sting, his R&B chart historical past is in depth past "Breath" and "Dreams." He&#zero39;s additionally charted as an artist on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, whereas his newest album, 44/876, groups him with Shaggy, a veteran of the chart courting to 1995&#zero39;s No. 1 "Boombastic"/"In the Summertime."

Let&#zero39;s retrace each step Sting has taken on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (we&#zero39;ve been watching him), recapping all his entries as a author, together with three as a credited artist.

Meanwhile, "Shape of My Heart" is in its second go-round within the chart&#zero39;s high 10; it first reached the area practically 18 years in the past a unique pattern, due to Carl Thomas:

"If You Love Somebody Set Them Free," Sting (No. 17 peak, 1985)
"We&#zero39;ll Be Together," Sting (No. 39, 1987)
"Steelo," 702 (No. 12, 1996); samples The Police&#zero39;s "Voices Inside My Head"
"I&#zero39;ll Be Missing You," Puff Daddy & Faith Evans feat. 112 (No. 1, eight weeks, 1997); interpolates The Police&#zero39;s "Every Breath You Take"
"Roxanne &#zero39;97 – Puff Daddy Remix," Sting & The Police (No. 20, 1997)
"Emotional," Carl Thomas (No. eight, 2001); samples Sting&#zero39;s "Shape of My Heart"
"What Means the World to You," Cam&#zero39;ron (No. 30, 2000); samples The Police&#zero39;s "Roxanne"
"Lucid Dreams," Juice WRLD (No. 1, one week to-date, 2018); samples "Shape of My Heart"

Not that R&B music represents Sting&#zero39;s solely foray exterior his core pop-rock sound. He additionally boasts three No. 1s on the Classical Albums chart, between 2006 and 2010, whereas Toby Keith&#zero39;s remake of Sting&#zero39;s "I&#zero39;m So Happy I Can&#zero39;t Stop Crying" hit No. 2 on Hot Country Songs in 1998.

Plus, in late 1983, after the unique had topped the Hot 100, a shuffling remake of "Breath" by Texas trio Mason Dixon reached No. 69 on Hot Country Songs.

"Wow!! I don&#zero39;t even have this … and I sang it!," reads the primary remark concerning the tune on YouTube … by grateful former Mason Dixon singer Frank Gilligan.


Hi Gary,

Right now, what are the 10 largest older songs, from the 1990s, &#zero39;80s, &#zero39;70s and &#zero39;60s?


Rich Cole

Hi Rich,

Per the identical formulation used for the Hot 100 (dated Oct. 6), mixing streaming, airplay and gross sales knowledge in response to Nielsen Music, listed here are the most important hits this week from pre-Y2K (a panic that Twitter would&#zero39;ve liked had it then existed … and been Y2K-compatible).

1, "September," Earth, Wind & Fire (No. eight, 1979)
2, "Africa," Toto (No. 1, one week, 1983)
three, "Don&#zero39;t Stop Believin&#zero39;," (No. 9, 1981)
four, "Bohemian Rhapsody," Queen (No. 9, 1976/No. 2, 1992)
5, "Hotel California," Eagles (No. 1, one week, 1977)
6, "Stand by Me," Ben E. King (No. four, 1961)
7, "Take on Me," a-ha (No. 1, one week, 1985)
eight, "Livin&#zero39; on a Prayer," Bon Jovi (No. 1, 4 weeks, 1987)
9, "Take Me Home, Country Roads," John Denver (No. 2, 1971)
10, "All Star," Smash Mouth (No. four, 1999)

"September," in fact, advantages from a surge following the "21st evening of September." Still, even when it hadn&#zero39;t logged a 107 % improve in general exercise within the monitoring week, and remained at its ranges from the week earlier than, it will&#zero39;ve ranked within the high 5 on the record above, which, unsurprisingly, consists of nothing however former Hot 100 high 10s, together with 4 No. 1s.

Meanwhile, "Africa" is sporting the next profile of late due to Weezer&#zero39;s remake, which holds at No. 55 on the Hot 100.

Beyond "September" and "Africa" is a batch of principally pop/rock songs which might be staples of basic hits radio (and draw notable streaming sums). Perhaps sudden on the record is John Denver&#zero39;s breakthrough tune, though it has benefited from a remake earlier this 12 months by Copilot Music + Sound that hit the Country Digital Song Sales high 10. Plus, the composition is central to the all-star "Forever Country" medley that topped Hot Country Songs in 2016.

As for decade breakdowns, "September" flies the &#zero39;70s flag atop the tally, adopted by two &#zero39;80s hits and one other &#zero39;70s basic by Queen (that peaked within the &#zero39;90s, due to its Wayne&#zero39;s World synch, and is at the moment outstanding once more the upcoming Queen biopic of the identical title).

Ben E. King&#zero39;s "Stand by Me" is the highest &#zero39;60s tune this week, whereas, rounding out the record above at No. 10, Smash Mouth&#zero39;s "All Star" glitters as the highest title amongst &#zero39;90s gold.