Lil Dicky Brings the Fun in Freaky Friday, Catapults to No. 5

Mar 29, 2018

With the constant barrage of information, sometimes we need a little comedy thrown in the mix. Who better to turn to than David Burd (AKA Lil Dicky)? Burd makes his Hot Hitmakers debut this week following the release of "Freaky Friday." 

After 3 years without releasing any new songs, Burd's No. 5 debut comes as a bit of a surprise, to him as well. Though he always thought it could be a hit, the question lingered. But prominent streaming placements & a viral video certainly helped it along to a No. 9 Hot 100 debut, Burd's first Top 10. He spoke with Billboard following the occasion, mentioning "it's validating to see a song be mainstream while being so quirky and weird...You just ever know how far it can go.

Quirky and weird it is. The song pulls on the idea of body-switching seen in Freaky Friday with Barbara Harris & Jodie Foster in 1976 then Jamie Lee Curtis & Lindsay Lohan in 2003. Burd, however, opts to switch with Chris Brown, then later Ed Sheeran, DJ Khaled, & Kendall Jenner. 

Also new to the chart this week is Grant Dickinson (AKA TheLabCook), Dimitri Roger's (AKA Rich The Kid) co-writer on "Plug Walk," coming in at No. 20.

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

March 31, 2018
1

Jahseh Onfroy

"Changes"   XXXTentacion
"Sad!"   XXXTentacion
"Moonlight"   XXXTentacion
"Numb"   XXXTentacion
"Infinity (888) "   XXXTentacion [ft. Joey Bada$$]
"Going Down!"   XXXTentacion
2

John Cunningham

"Changes"   XXXTentacion
"Sad!"   XXXTentacion
"Numb"   XXXTentacion
"Moonlight"   XXXTentacion
3

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
"River"   Eminem [ft. Ed Sheeran]
4

Pharrell Williams

"Havana"   Camila Cabello [ft. Young Thug]
"Lemon"   N*E*R*D & Rihanna
"Stir Fry"   Migos
5

David Burd

"Freaky Friday"   Lil Dicky [ft. Chris Brown]
6

Kentrell Gaulden

"No Smoke"   YoungBoy Never Broke Again
"Outside Today"   YoungBoy Never Broke Again
"NBAYoungboat"   Lil Yachty [ft. NBA YoungBoy]
7

Kendrick Duckworth

"All The Stars"   Kendrick Lamar & SZA
"Love."   Kendrick Lamar
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
"King's Dead"   Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, & James Blake
"New Freezer"   Rich The Kid [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
8

Nathan Feuerstein

"Let You Down"   NF
9

Kiari Cephus

"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"Narcos"   Migos
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
10

Aubrey Graham

"God's Plan"   Drake
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
11

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"I Fall Apart"   Post Malone
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
12

Louis Bell

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Wolves"   Selena Gomez x Marshmello
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
13

Dimitri Roger

"Plug Walk"   Rich the Kid
"New Freezer"   Rich the Kid [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
14

Christopher Comstock

"Everyday "   Logic & Marshmello
"Friends"   Marshmello & Anne-Marie
"Wolves"   Selena Gomez X Marshmello
15

Kirshnik Ball & Quavious Marshall

"Motorsport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"Narcos"   Migos
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
16

Adam Feeney

"Never Be The Same"   Camila Cabello
"Havana"   Camila Cabello
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
17

James Baker

"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
18

Tyler Hubbard

"Meant To Be"   Bebe Rexha X Florida Georgia Line
"You Make It Easy"   Jason Aldean
19

Daniel Hernandez

"Gummo"   6ix9ine
"Billy"   6ix9ine
20

Grant Dickinson

"Plug Walk"   Rich the Kid