Monday, 9 November 2020

Anti Trump song 'FDT' soars to No. 1 on iTunes while Miley Cyrus' 2009 hit 'Party in the U.S.A.' climbs into the top 200 as Biden claims victory

 Joe Biden’s election victory over President Donald Trump on Saturday has catapulted years-old songs back into heavy digital rotation, including YG’s anti-Trump rap medley FDT and Miley Cyrus’s Obama-era hit Party in the U.S.A.

Rapper YG's 2016 track FDT, which stands for ‘f*** Donald Trump’, was briefly the most played song on iTunes on Sunday.

YG, the Compton, California native, released the track with the late Nipsey Hussle on his 2016 album Still Brazy, which coincided with the stretch run of Trump's first presidential campaign.


After Biden was declared the projected winner by major news organizations on Saturday, digital sales of FDT jumped by 740 per cent compared to Friday, according to Billboard.

Sales of FDT had previously increased on Tuesday, the day of the actual election, which was drawn out over the course of several days as several key battleground states needed more time to count absentee ballots.

Miley Cyrus
YG

The election results announced on Saturday sent hit songs like Party in the U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus (left) and FDT by the rapper YG (right) into heavy digital rotation

YG's song is the acronym which stands for 'f*** Donald Trump.' President Trump is seen above on Thursday

YG's song is the acronym which stands for 'f*** Donald Trump.' President Trump is seen above on Thursday

From the period beginning on Tuesday and ending on Friday, FDT scored 2,000 downloads, which is a 233 per cent increase from the four-day period preceding Tuesday.

Cyrus’ hit song from 2009 re-emerged on Saturday, climbing into the US iTunes top 200 list.


It was also No. 93 on the US Spotify’s streaming chart with 313,000 views, according to ChartData.

On social media, revelers in New York City and elsewhere blasted the song as they danced in the streets to celebrate the election results.

The Biden campaign's victory rally in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday also appears to have done wonders for Mary J. Blige and Coldplay.

Mary J. Blige
Kamala Harris

Mary J. Blige’s (left) hit song Work That saw its digital downloads jump by 5,642 per cent on Saturday after Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (right) walked to the podium to give her victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday while it played in the background

NSync¿s Bye Bye Bye also saw its digital rotation increase as it became apparent that Trump would lose the election. NSync members are seen above in 2013 from left to right: Lance Bass; JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick

NSync’s Bye Bye Bye also saw its digital rotation increase as it became apparent that Trump would lose the election. NSync members are seen above in 2013 from left to right: Lance Bass; JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick

Joe Biden walked to the podium to the tune of Coldplay¿s A Sky Full of Stars. That song¿s downloads jumped by 5,353 per cent on Saturday compared to the previous day, according to Billboard. Coldplay is seen above in 2012 from left to right: Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Chris Martin, and Will Champion

Joe Biden walked to the podium to the tune of Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars. That song’s downloads jumped by 5,353 per cent on Saturday compared to the previous day, according to Billboard. Coldplay is seen above in 2012 from left to right: Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Chris Martin, and Will Champion

Blige’s hit song Work That saw its digital downloads jump by 5,642 per cent on Saturday after Vice President-elect Kamala Harris walked to the podium while it played in the background.

Biden walked to the podium to the tune of Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars. That song’s downloads jumped by 5,353 per cent on Saturday compared to the previous day, according to Billboard.

Other election-inspired songs that shifted the charts on Saturday included two hits which seem to coincide with Trump’s exit from the White House - NSync’s Bye Bye Bye and Steam’s hit Na Na Hey Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.

The only notable pro-Trump song on the charts this week was Bryson Gray’s Trump Is Your President, which scored 1,000 downloads on Tuesday.

But sales dropped as Tuesday transitioned into Wednesday. They have decreased even further since then. 

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