Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” is Most Dominant Summer Song Since “California Gurls”

In addition to confirming that Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy (featuring Charli XCX)” is its official song of the summer, Billboard also detailed a number of auxiliary achievements associated with its dominance.

Number one on Billboard’s rolling “Songs of Summer” chart from the onset of the season, “Fancy” is the first song since Katy Perry’s 2010 winner “California Gurls” to sweep the tracking period.

It is the first debut track (as far as Hot 100 placement goes) since Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2012 “Call Me Maybe” to claim the “Song of the Summer” label.

And insofar as she is also appears as a featured guest on Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” which was the #3 song this summer, Azalea becomes the first female artist (and third overall act following Usher and The Black Eyed Peas) to ever claim two of the summer’s top three hits.

MAGIC!’s “Rude” claimed the #2 spot on Billboard’s “Songs of the Summer” chart. “Fancy” and “Rude” are the first debut efforts to claim the top two positions since Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle” and Jennifer Lopez’ “If You Had My Love” led the chart in 1999.

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.

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