Ghost notches first appearance on ‘Billboard’ Hot 100 with TikTok-driven “Mary on a Cross”

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For the first time in their career, Ghost has a song on the Billboard Hot 100.

The track “Mary on a Cross,” which was originally released on Ghost’s 2019 album Seven Inches of Satanic Panic, enters the all-genre chart this week at #90.

As for how a three-year-old Ghost song — let alone one that was never included on a proper album — made it onto a ranking nowadays dominated by pop, rap and country, the answer is, of course, TikTok. “Mary on a Cross” has gone viral over the past couple months thanks to a Stranger Things-themed post.

Ghost released their most recent album, Impera, in March. It includes the singles “Hunter’s Moon” and “Call Me Little Sunshine,” both of which hit #1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, which Ghost has led a total of five times.

You can catch Ghost on their current tour in support of Impera, which concludes this week. Mastodon and Spiritbox are also on the bill.

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