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Lizzy McAlpine’s “Ceilings” Is Her First Track to Hit the Charts

Lizzy McAlpine, an American singer-songwriter and instrumentalist, has had her first title track debut on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lizzy McAlpine’s Chart Debuts

Folk-pop artist Lizzy McAlpine has been quickly making headway as a rising musician. She’s already been collaborating with big artists, such as FINNEAS, Jacob Collier, and more. According to Xander Zellner at Billboard, during the week of February 28th, “ceilings” debuted at No. 75 on the Billboard Hot 100. It rose from No. 6 to No. 5 on the Hot Alternative Songs chart. Then, it rose from No. 8 to No. 7 on Hot Rock Songs. Finally, the song rose from No. 9 to No. 8 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs. Last April, her album five seconds flat, which features “ceilings,” debuted as her first chart appearance at No. 5 on the Heatseekers Albums. Later, the album made No. 10 on the Vinyl Albums chart. It also made No. 33 on Top Album Sales. This year, five seconds flat debuted at No. 6 on Americana/Folk Albums. Additionally, “ceilings” is McAlpine’s first song on the Official UK Singles chart that has made it to the top 10. The week of February 28th, it went from No. 21 to No. 9.

Inside the Track

“Ceilings” is an incredibly emotional song. Lizzy McAlpine writes of a seemingly perfect love. However, she hints at some aspect of this relationship that isn’t quite right. In the last verse of the song, she reveals that the love isn’t real—it’s been in her head the entire time. She uses “ceilings” to express missing a relationship and the companionship and intimacy that comes with it. The song has become viral on TikTok, specifically this verse: “But it’s not real And you don’t exist And I can’t recall the last time I was kissed It hits me in the car And it feels like the end of a movie I’ve seen before Before” McAlpine performed “ceilings” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at the beginning of March. This was a few weeks after her music video for the song came out. Check out both the performance and the music video below: And that’s a wrap! Subscribe and follow us on social media for more content like this. Check out our WordsSessions, and Drops sections for more music news.
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