More than 11 years after its initial release, Lady Gaga’s ‘Bloody Mary’ new single has made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100, charting at #68 and being the highest debut the week of January 9, 2023.
A long-standing fan favourite from Gaga’s renowned 2011 album Born This Way, it marks the seventh song from the record to make an appearance on the chart. The track saw a surge in mainstream popularity thanks to a viral TikTok trend, beginning with an edit of Wednesday Addams dancing to it using a clip from the hit Netflix series Wednesday. Millions of users proceeded to partake in the dance challenge, including Lady Gaga herself.
‘Bloody Mary’ enjoyed enduring success throughout the month of December, remaining steady at 2.5 million daily Spotify streams or higher despite competition from holiday favourites. It reached its highest peak of #24 on Spotify’s Daily Global Songs chart on December 31, 2022 with 2.8 million streams. The song’s success led Lady Gaga to break her all-time Monthly Listeners record on the platform, with over 57 million.