Taylor Swift's latest song "Look What You Made Me Do" may have only been announced a day before its release on Aug. 24, but the new song taken from Reputation out Nov. 10 is already about to tear up the charts. The song debuted at No. 77 on the Hot 100 songs chart thanks to radio airplay but in its first few official days, "Look" has already broken records and is on track to be the next No. 1 on the chart.
As AXS previously reported, Swift sold 200,000 downloads in the first day of release. "Look What You Made Me Do" is expected to sell between 400,000 and 500,000 downloads but as always with Swift, that number could very well go higher by the time the tracking week ends on Aug. 31. Spotify reported 8 million streams in one day breaking the platforms record.
The video for "Look What You Made Me Do" was released on Aug. 27 during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards and has created immense buzz across the internet. At the time of publication, the video has garnered 53 million views. The video broke Adele's previous record for most views in one day. "Hello" raked in 27.7 million in 2015 upon its long-awaited release. Swift's new single from her sixth studio album brought in over 30 million views in a 24-hour period. Prior to Adele's record, Swift herself broke the record with 2015's "Bad Blood" which had 20.1 million views.
Swift's opening week on the Hot 100 is thanks to radio airplay where she begins at No. 77 on the overall songs chart that combines airplay, streaming and download data. Unlike streaming and sales which is tracked from Friday through Thursday, airplay runs Monday through Sunday so Swift had three days in the airplay tracking week to make her debut. It begins at No. 23 on Radio Songs with 46 million impressions in the U.S.
There's no doubt Swift will take over both Digital Songs and Streaming Songs when the week completes. The current No. 1 on both charts, "Despacito," holds on with 80,000 downloads and 44.6 million streams respectively.