Based purely on the strength of early radio airplay, Justin Timberlake’s “Filthy” earns a spot on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100.
The song starts at #20 on the listing, which ranks the Top 25 songs that have yet to appear on the actual Billboard Hot 100.
“Filthy” debuted after the conclusion of the sales/streaming tracking week — and on the fifth day of the radio tracking period.
Its chart position, accordingly, is driven entirely by its first three days of radio airplay.
“Filthy” will obviously leap into the upper reaches of next week’s actual Hot 100, which will account for the song’s first full weeks of sales, streaming and radio.