Sam Hunt’s “Downtown’s Dead” Debuts At #98 On Billboard Hot 100

“Downtown’s Dead” earns a spot on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Sam Hunt - Downtown's Dead / UMG

Based on activity generated during its first full week in the market, Sam Hunt’s new single “Downtown’s Dead” debuts on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song starts at #98 on this week’s chart, which ranks songs from all genres based on combined activity from sales, streams and radio airplay.

“Downtown’s Dead” generated its greatest activity on the sales front — and actually improves to #35 on the Digital Song Sales chart.

It also received solid early support at country radio. Streaming is not yet significant, but it did offer a non-trivial contribution to this week’s ranking.

Written by Brian Cantor

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