Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers Nab First Hot 100 Hit
Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers each earned their spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as their limited-release cover of Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” lands at #57. They dropped the song as a pay-what-you-want release for one day only on Bandcamp, so here’s hoping you know someone with a copy.
The duo has also taken a seat at the top of Billboard’s top-selling digital song sales chart, which is a first for both artists. The song also debuted at #5 on the Hot Alternative Songs and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs charts, Billboard reports.
Bridgers originally promised to deliver the song if Donald Trump lost the presidential election. Leaving little time to spare, Rogers offered to provide harmonies. Following the release, the Goo Goo Dolls themselves made it clear which side they stood on, voicing their approval of the cover.
.@phoebe_bridgers & @maggierogers have made their cover of “Iris” available for download with all proceeds going to @fairfightaction !! https://t.co/yeoyAtJHKU pic.twitter.com/mO5hUTpbnA
— Goo Goo Dolls (@googoodolls) November 13, 2020
The original version of “Iris” reached a high of #9 on the Hot 100 back in 1998, sticking to the top of Billboard’s Radio Songs chart for 18 weeks after its release. The record was only recently shattered by the Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights, which took over the charts for 26 weeks.
Bridgers and Rogers donated proceeds to the charity Fair Fight, which was founded by Stacey Abrams to fight against voter suppression and support voter participation. Last week, Rogers said that they had raised more than $173,000 for the organization.