Roxanne – Arizona Zervas | sounds like a Post Malone demo that accidentally ended up in Zervas’ inbox.

Maryland-born artist released “Roxanne” on Oct. 10, the track has earned nearly 50 million streams on Spotify, with placements from heavy-hitter playlists such as Today’s Top Hits and Pop Rising.

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Maryland-born singer and songwriter Arizona Zervas just notched his first Hot 100“Roxanne” reached No. 1 on Spotify’s United States Top 50 chart on Nov. 8, just above Travis Scott’s “Highest In the Room” and Post Malone’s “Circles,” consecutively. The song, which is distributed through Distrokid, is the first track by an unsigned, fully independent artist to top that chart since the beginning of 2017 — the earliest date on Spotify’s online archive. Even so, only 28% of his Spotify streams come from playlists, indicating that the majority of listens are from fans actively seeking out his music, Billboard has learned. 

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Since the Maryland-born artist released “Roxanne” on Oct. 10, the track has earned nearly 50 million streams on Spotify, with placements from heavy-hitter playlists such as Today’s Top Hits and Pop Rising. It topped the platform’s U.S. top tracks chart from Nov. 7-13 with more more than 1 million streams daily, making Zervas the first unsigned, independent artist to achieve that honor in at least three years. 

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“Roxanne” sounds like a Post Malone demo that accidentally ended up in Zervas’ inbox. Like many artists currently racking up streams by the million — blackbear, Juice WRLD, Iann Dior — Zervas likes to stretch syllables and add a light quaver to his vocals. But while Post Malone and blackbear are prone to gloom and distrust, Zervas remains breezy and upbeat: “Roxanne, Roxanne, all she want to do is party all night/Goddamn, Roxanne, never gonna love me but it’s alright.” 

 

It rose to #3 on the US Spotify Streaming Chart for Wednesday, November 6. “ROXANNE” amassed 1.25 million US streams on the day in question, trailing only the 1.32 million for Post Malone’s “Circles” and 1.31 million for Travi$ Scott’s “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM.”

 

Roxanne – Arizona Zervas

[Intro]
All for the ‘Gram
Bitches love the ‘Gram
Oh wait shit
Brr, brr (Ayy, yeah, yeah, yeah, ayy)
Brr, brr, brr, ayy
Skrr skrr
Ninety four don’t need no brakes, son

[Chorus]
Roxanne, Roxanne
All she wanna do is party all night
God damn, Roxanne
Never gonna love me but it’s alright
She think I’m a asshole
She think I’m a player
She keep running back though
Only ’cause I pay up
Roxanne, Roxanne
All she wanna do is party all night

[Verse 1]
Met her at a party in the hills, yeah
She just wanna do it for the thrill, yeah
Shorty drive a poodle with no top (Top, top)
But if I throw this money, she gon’ drop, ayy
She don’t wait in lines if it’s too long
She don’t drive the whip unless the roof off
Only want to call when the cash out
Only take the pic when her ass out

[Bridge]
She from Malibu, uh, Malibu
If you ain’t gotta foreign, then she laugh at you, uh
Malibu, Malibu
Spending daddy’s money with an attitude

[Chorus]
Roxanne (Roxanne), Roxanne (Roxanne)
All she wanna do is party all night
God damn (God damn), Roxanne (Roxanne)
Never gonna love me but it’s alright
She think I’m a asshole
She think I’m a player
She keep running back though
Only ’cause I pay up
Roxanne (Roxanne), Roxanne (Roxanne)
All she wanna do is party all night

[Interlude]
I just wanna have fun!

[Verse 2]
In LA, yeah
Got no brakes, yeah
Living fast, Ricky Bobby shaking bake, yeah
See the chain? Yeah
Issa lake, yeah
Swipe the Chase, ooh
Now she wanna date, yeah
Straight to Nobu
On the coast, ooh
Shorty only like cocaine and Whole Foods
Yeah
Snappin’ all up on the ‘Gram, ass going crazy
Now she wanna fuck me in the foreign, goin’ 80

[Bridge]
Up in Malibu, uh, Malibu
If you ain’t gotta foreign, then she laugh at you, uh
Malibu, Malibu
Spending daddy’s money with an attitude

[Chorus]
Roxanne (Roxanne), Roxanne (Roxanne)
All she wanna do is party all night (All night, yeah)
God damn (God damn), Roxanne (Roxanne)
Never gonna love me but it’s alright (Alright, yeah)
She think I’m a asshole
She think I’m a player
She keep running back though
Only ’cause I pay up
Roxanne (Roxanne), Roxanne (Roxanne)
All she wanna do is party all night