Drake Passes the Beatles to Break the Record for Most Top 5 Songs on Billboard Hot 100

Drake at the Billboard Music Awards show in 2019.
Drake at the Billboard Music Awards show in 2019. Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (10222625ff)

Drake is no stranger to breaking major records and his latest proves he truly has “more slaps than the Beatles”. The Canadian rapper scored his 30th song in the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Staying Alive”, breaking the tie he previously shared with the Beatles.

“Staying Alive” was released on August 5, as the lead single from DJ Khaled’s thirteenth studio album God Did. It also features Lil Baby, who most recently collaborated with Drake on the song “Girls Want Girls”.

Drake famously rapped “I got more slaps than The Beatles” in the Meek Mill collaboration “Going Bad” in 2018, and he finally made things official with his latest Billboard Hot 100 record. He previously bested the iconic British band by breaking their records for most top 10 hits in a single year in 2018 and most top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019.

Drake’s latest record comes on the heels of the success of his latest studio album Honestly, Nevermind. Its surprise release on June 17 didn’t stop it from becoming an instant hit and debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart. This record produced the chart-topping hit “Jimmy Cooks” featuring 21 Savage and the singles “Sticky” and “Massive”.