She’s so Fancy and we know it. A few days after publishing that Billboard Readers had chose Iggy Azalea’s and Charlie XCX #1 hit “Fancy” as the song of summer, Billboard releases its official Summer chart to say exactly the same thing: 2014 U.S. summer was made by an Australian.
Having led the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 7 consecutive weeks, considering its first week atop the chart actually happened before the official tracking for Billboard Summer Songs chart started, the Iggy Azalea track sold 3 million downloads, became a streaming monster, and on top of that, it was everywhere. After leaving the top spot after its seven-week reign, the single remained within the top 5 for additional 6 weeks.
Past Summer Songs in recent years included Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” (2012), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (2013), LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” (2011) and Katy Perry’s 2010 smash “California Gurls”.
The pop-reggae track “Rude” by Magic! follows “Fancy” in the Summer chart, the song that dethroned Iggy after a 7-week #1 reign by the end of July, appearing at #2. Azalea also holds another high-score in the summer chart as her song with Ariana Grande, “Problem”, appears at #3 (one position up from the Billboard Readers Summer Chart). Making Azalea just the third artist to score two songs in the Top 3 of the Summer Chart, being the other two The Black Eyed Peas (“I Gotta Feeling” and “Boom Boom Pow” at #1 and #2 in 2009) and Usher (“Confessions Part II” and “Burn”, #1 and #2 in 2004).
Billboard will release their complete Summer Songs chart on Thursday (September 4th).