Stay Here became the #1 song on Spotify, Pandora, Tidal and Apple Music on Monday after its release on April 4, the first song to debut at No. 1 on the charts in the U.S. in more than four years.
“Stay Here” topped the charts on Spotify and Apple’s respective music services in a week, with more than 4.5 million plays and a streaming peak of more than 2 million concurrent users.
The song has been the subject of debate over whether or not it should have been classified as a song of terrorism.
A petition started by actor Chris Evans to classify the song as a hate song has garnered more than 11,000 signatures.
“There is no way I would label a song like Stay Here as a terrorist song,” Evans wrote in the petition.
“It is an honest song about a human being’s struggle to survive in this difficult world.
The singer is an American.
This is America.”
The petition was started by Evans, who is an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and his administration, in April after he accused Trump of lying about the deadly bombing in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“I feel the song is anti-American and I am sickened by the fact that a song that was released so recently could be labeled as such,” Evans told The Associated Press in an interview Monday.
“If a song is so dangerous to the United States of America, I think it should be classified as such.”
“Stay here” is a song originally released by a group called the Mamas and the Papas in 1971.
It was a parody of a song by the group, which was also a hit by the 1970s, according to Spotify.
The group has since changed its name and is no longer considered a part of the Moms and the Paps, Spotify said in a statement Monday.
Evans’ petition drew more than 6.5m plays in its first week on Spotify.
On Apple Music, “Stay Below” topped its peak on April 7 and its peak stream in the first three weeks of May is now at nearly 6 million, the company said.