Lana Del Rey Scores Her First Billboard Top 10 Hit With “Summertime Sadness”


We did it, fellow Del Reys of Light.

Our beloved Bugatti Veyron enthusiast Lana Del Rey‘s haunting Born To Die tune “Summertime Sadness” is finally seeing the sun, climbing into the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 this week at #9.

Like Avicii, Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais celebrate their first Hot 100 top 10 placements, as “Summertime Sadness” (remixed from its original slower form by the latter artist) pounces 15-9 as the chart’s top Airplay Gainer. It powers 16-14 on Radio Songs (69 million, up 26%), 9-8 on Digital Songs (132,000, up 12%) and 29-23 on Streaming Songs (1.9 million, up 29%).

After its original release last year, “Summertime Sadness” was sent to radio in early July and began climbing steadily over the past few weeks, breaking into the Top 20 in mid-August. (We’re all just pretending it has nothing to do with that Cedric Gervais remix, capisce?) The song is now resting comfortably alongside Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

I predicted “Summertime Sadness” would climb the charts as a sleeper hit back in early July, which means I’m officially a Lana Del Prophet and should be showered in gifts and worshipped accordingly. (I like my boys bad and my Diet Mtn New on ice, thank you.)

So happy you got your first Top 10 smash, Lana Del Christ! Thank you for blessing us with your Pepsi Cola in the land of Gods & Monsters.

Now bring on Tropico!


“Summertime Sadness” was released on US radio on July 2. (iTunes)

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