The anti-Trump song ‘FDT’ soared to No. 1 on iTunes while Miley Cyrus’s 2009 hit ‘Party in the USA’ climbed to the top 200 when Biden claimed victory.
- Saturday’s election results have revived old hits, according to the rankings
- YG’s 2016 rap song FDT – short for ‘f *** Donald Trump’ – saw its digital music sales grow 740% on Saturday
- Miley Cyrus’s 2009 hit Party in the USA returns to the iTunes Top 200
- The song also peaked at number 93 on the US list of most listened to Spotify songs
- Mary J. Blige̵7;s work also saw a strong digital turnaround over the weekend after Kamala Harris stepped out of the song to deliver a victory speech in Delaware.
Joe Biden’s election win over President Donald Trump on Saturday brought longtime songs back to a heavy digital spin, including YG’s anti-Trump FDT rap song and hit party Miley Cyrus’s Obama era in America
Rapper YG’s 2016 FDT track, short for ‘f *** Donald Trump’, is briefly the most played song on iTunes on Sunday.
YG, originally from Compton, California, released the track with the late Nipsey Hussle on his 2016 album Still Brazy, which coincided with the run-time of Trump’s first presidential campaign.
After Biden was predicted by major news organizations as the winner on Saturday, FDT digital sales rose 740% from Friday, according to Billboard.
FDT sales earlier rose on Tuesday, the day of the actual election, drawn in days as some key battlefield states needed more time to count absentee votes.
The voting results released on Saturday brought hit songs like Miley Cyrus’s Party in the USA (left) and rapper YG’s FDT (right) into heavy digital rotation.
The YG song is an acronym for ‘f *** Donald Trump.’ President Trump is seen above on Thursday
From the time that started on Tuesday and ended on Friday, the FDT achieved 2,000 downloads, up 233% from the four-day period before Tuesday.
The hit song of Cyrus in 2009 returned on Saturday, making the top 200 list of iTunes USA.
It also ranks 93rd on the US Spotify streaming chart with 313,000 views, according to ChartData.
On social media, revelers in New York City and elsewhere blew songs as they danced in the streets to celebrate the election results.
The Biden campaign’s victory rally in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday also seemed to do wonders for Mary J. Blige and Coldplay.
Mary J. Blige’s hit song Work That (left) saw its digital downloads increase 5,642% on Saturday after Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (right) stepped onto the podium. Her win was in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday while playing in the background
NSync’s Bye Bye Bye also saw a surge in digital spin when it became clear that Trump would lose the election. NSync members seen above in 2013 from left to right: Lance Bass; JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick
Joe Biden stepped onto the podium to the tune of Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars. That song’s downloads were up by 5,353% on Saturday from the previous day, according to Billboard. Coldplay as 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 increase 5,642% on Saturday after Vice President-elect Kamala Harris stepped onto the podium while it played in the background.
Biden stepped onto the podium to follow Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars tune. That song’s downloads were up by 5,353% on Saturday from the previous day, according to Billboard.
Other election-inspired songs that changed the chart on Saturday include two hits that seem to coincide with Trump’s departure from the White House – NSync’s Bye Bye Bye and the hit Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam.
The only notable Trump support song on this week’s chart was Bryson Gray’s Trump Is Your President, which hit 1,000 downloads on Tuesday.
But sales were down as Tuesday turned Wednesday. They have declined further since then.