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Hot 100: Maddie and Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song” Debuts at #71

Thanks to rapidly growing airplay and sales figures and a full week of video availability, Maddie and Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song” jumps into this week’s edition of the Billboard Hot 100.

The duo’s single, which functions as a retaliation to the cliched, objectifying sentiments commonly echoed in “bro country” songs, arrives at #71 on this week’s Hot 100. It follows Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj’s “Bang Bang” as the week’s third-best debut.

While nearly 30,000 weekly digital sales and a climb to #31 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart did not hurt matters, the song’s buzzworthy video also played a pivotal role in its Hot 100 climb.

That video, which reverses roles by putting male performers in the skimpy outfits and sexualized activities typically reserved for the “girl in a country song,” has garnered considerable buzz and nearly 4 million YouTube/Vevo views.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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