Mac DeMarco has his first Hot 100 hit thanks to TikTok

Mac DeMarco has his first Hot 100 hit thanks to TikTok
Mac DeMarco has his first Hot 100 hit thanks to TikTok

Mac DeMarco releases a new album Five easy hot dogs last week, but congratulations are now in order for a slightly older piece of music. “Heart To Heart”, which appeared on 2019 Here comes the cowboy debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #98 thanks to its popularity on TikTok. According to Billboard, the song has been used in more than 94,000 music videos on the video platform. “Heart To Heart” is also currently in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Alternative Songs and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs charts.

As for DeMarco, the singer/songwriter recently called TikTok “depressing” in an interview with The varietywho asked if he was happy to have amassed a following in the pre-TikTok era.

It’s very depressing. I think that’s the problem is that artists have slipped into this role of like, “Well, I need these things.” You don’t… but if you want to make money, I guess you do. I’ve always been the type to do what you want to do, and if the money comes later, that’s a bonus. A lot of my songs are doing pretty well on TikTok, but I never had to think about it, [mocking voice] “Well, that should look pretty good sped up!” At the same time… what are people saying? Get that bag, or anything? Live your life the way you want to live your life, I don’t care. But the kids don’t seem to like going on tour anymore either. Going on tour has been the greatest gift in life for me. You get a van with your friends and drive around, party every night, share your music, see the weirdest parts of each city, and meet other weird people. It’s like, “Would you like your life to become an adventure?” Here is.” And now people say, “I’m so tired…” I don’t mean to sound like a grumpy old uncle, but that’s weird!

Well, grumpy old uncle or not, it looks like TikTok is giving DeMarco a little ranking boost.

Five easy hot dogs is now available on Mac’s Records label.


. Mac DeMarco his first hit Hot grace TikTok

. Mac DeMarco Hot hit TikTok

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