KEY POINTS

  • This is the second time that "Butter" and "Permission to Dance" have switched places in the Billboard Hot 100 chart
  • "Butter" is now on its eighth week as No. 1
  • "Permission to Dance" opened with 140,100 downloads following its July 9 release, according to Billboard 

Just a week after “Butter” made way for BTS’ new hit, “Permission to dance” to take on the No. 1 spot at Billboard Hot 100, the energetic song is back on top.

On Monday, Billboard announced that the BTS’ smash hit, “Butter” reclaimed the No. 1 spot after it went down to No. 7 in the past week.

In total, the song has spent eight weeks on top, matching Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License” as the longest-running No. 1 song of 2021, as per Billboard.

Last week, “Permission to dance” debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 replacing “Butter” which fell to No. 7. This time, the two songs switched places again.

The group’s management agency, Big Hit Music, promptly shared the good news on its Twitter account.

BTS’ fanbase known as “ARMY” gave each other a pat on the back for the good news.

“BTS & ARMY GOT THAT SUPERSTAR GLOW #Butter8thNo1OnHot100 #BTS_Butter is back on top as it replaces #PermissiontoDance and returns to no. 1 on BB Hot 100 for its 8th week! ARMYs around the world are once again celebrating more achievements for @BTS_twt  @bts_bighit,” Twitter user @ResearchBTS wrote.

“Butter” released by Big Hit Music/HYBE/Columbia records drew 30.7 million radio airplay audience impressions (up by two percent) and 8.8 million U.S. streams (down by 21percent) in the week ending July 22, according to Billboard.

BTS is the fourth act with at least four No. 1 debut songs on the Hot 100 following Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Drake. The Korean septet is also the first group to replace its own chart-topping song with another No. 1 debut.

“Permission to Dance” is BTS’ fifth song to hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 after “Dynamite”, “Life Goes On,” “Butter” and a remix of the Jason Derulo original, “Savage Love”. It took the group over 10 months to accomplish the five No. 1 hits in the chart.

Billboard said that despite the increased airplay, “Butter” has dropped from No. 20 to No. 21 on radio songs. On streaming songs, it has fallen from No. 26 to No. 40.

Meanwhile, “Permission to Dance” opened with 140,100 downloads following its July 9 release, Billboard said.

BTS LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: (L-R) V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope of BTS attend the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images