With the help of its widely-viewed music video and word-of-mouth, Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” earned the no. Historically, it is extremely rare for a song with a political message or any kind of serious social commentary to make it to the top of the chart. The last political song to reach No. It depends on how one interprets the parameters of a political song. The last song with serious social commentary was Lorde’s 2013 hit, “Royals,” which critiqued the excesses of celebrity culture and the wide gap between the haves and have-nots.
Source: Forbes May 16, 2018 23:36 UTC