Eilish's goth-pop banger "Bad Guy" — propelled by its perfect Justin Bieber remix — had its own historic run, as the longest-running No. 2 song of all time, before finally invading the No. 1 spot today. It surpassed The Weeknd's "Starboy," Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and OutKast's "The Way You Move" (featuring Sleepy Brown), which all spent eight weeks at No. 2 before moving into No. 1.
According to Billboard, a new vertical video and cassette tape of "Bad Guy" helped it cinch those last few thousand units between it and "Old Town Road."
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Billie now has a No. 1 album, with a No. 1 single, after Where Do We Go When We Fall Asleep debuted at No. 1 in April. She joins lil babies like Lorde, Justin Bieber, Tiffany, the Jackson Five and Leslie Gore to have a No. 1 hit before they turn 18. She's also the first artists born in the 2000's to chart a number one hit.
Regardless of the order, it's pretty cool that the top two songs in the country are by a Black gay man, and a 17-year-old goth girl with green hair, whose favorite outfit includes baggy gym shorts. A round of applause for Lil Nas X, "Old Town Road" and weirdos taking over the charts!