At the top of the Canadian Hot 100 this week, Adele and Taylor Swift swap spots with one another, with the former’s “Easy on Me” returning to No. 1 while the latter musician’s “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” slides back one rung after opening in first place last frame. While those two women may run the show on the weekly list of the most-consumed songs in Canada, another solo female superstar makes history further down on the tally as her surprisingly sturdy smash holds on once again.
“Money” by Lisa improves once again on this week’s Canadian Hot 100, lifting from No. 85 to No. 79. The tune, which is performed by the Blackpink singer and rapper, has been climbing and falling on the list for about two months now, and it is now one of the most impressive hits among women in the K-pop space in the nation’s history.
Lisa’s biggest solo hit yet has now been present on the Canadian Hot 100 for nine weeks, which is enough for it to tie with Blackpink and Selena Gomez’s “Ice Cream” as the third-longest-charting single by a female K-pop act (solo or group) in Canadian history. While “Ice Cream” benefited from the inclusion of Gomez, one of the biggest pop stars in the world, “Money” is succeeding on its own merits as a catchy song.
If “Money” can hold on one more week, which seems highly likely at this point, Lisa’s smash will tie with two other beloved hits by women in the K-pop space as the longest-charting among that group of all time. A pair of Blackpink singles, “Kill This Love” and “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” both managed 10 frames on the roster before disappearing. At this point, it seems like a given that Lisa will match that showing, and she may actually best it, proving herself to be a powerhouse in the space.
While “Money” does improve its standing on the Canadian Hot 100 this week, it doesn’t rise to a new peak. In fact, the cut once broke into the top 40 region on the tally, pushing all the way to No. 37. The cut can slip or climb depending not just on its own performance, but based on how well other smashes sell and stream as well. Last period, Swift dominated the ranking with 29 different hits on the tally, but this frame, many of them are gone, which allows for those titles that are still doing well to surge.
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