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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (March 2016)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in March in this month’s Radio Report:

The 1975
THE 1975 – “The Sound” (March 1) (Alternative)
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Their album is titled I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. Try to say that five times fast. The new set is looking like it’ll debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, which is great to hear. Previous single “Love Me” cracked the top 20 on the format, their biggest U.S. hit so far, but they still deserve more. With a notable debut week ahead, their “Sound” is loud and clear.

Tryon
TRYON – “Somebody To Love Me” (March 1) (CHR/Pop)
Label: Noiseblock/Alert/Lakeside
Already making its way up my chart (#32 on the latest update) is the first radio single from this Nashville duo. Brothers Justin and Stephen Kirk are already getting some airplay at Hits 1 and Radio Disney ahead of the song’s impact date, and look to pick up a few more believers as their radio tour continues. “Somebody” was written by the two Kirks and Canadian songwriter Karen Kosowski.

Jordan Smith
JORDAN SMITH – “Stand In The Light” (March 7) (Hot AC)
Label: Republic
Smith is the latest winner of The Voice, which doesn’t exactly have a great track record at this format. Only one winner has ever hit the top 50 (Javier Colon), and one additional finalist (Vicci Martinez) had a top 20 single that’s largely forgotten about today. So, I don’t think we should be getting our hopes up about this one. That being said, it’s a pretty number that should get a few adds here.

Mayer Hawthorne
MAYER HAWTHORNE – “Love Like That” (March 7) (Triple A)
Label: Vagrant
The diverse musical palette that is Hawthorne’s discography has shined for years now. It was Where Does This Door Go in 2013, a super album that was definitely overlooked, that gave him a breakthrough era on my chart. Now, his Man About Town album, out on April 8, is ready to capture my attention. I’m looking forward to it. “Love” was the highest debut on my chart this past weekend.

Avicii / Zac Brown
AVICII (featuring ZAC BROWN) – “Broken Arrows” (March 8) (CHR/Pop)
Label: Island/Republic
It’s an unusual musical pairing, to say the least, but the two men actually work well together. Unfortunately, “Broken” is headed to radio at a time when the Swedish producer’s star has faded a bit. His last top ten hit at the format was nearly two years ago, and an ongoing chain of pulled singles and flat-out flops is not a good look for the artist nor his label. Can this single save the era? Maybe.

That Poppy
THAT POPPY – “Lowlife” (March 8) (CHR/Pop)
Label: Island/Republic
This new act grew up in Nashville and began her musical career several years ago under a slightly different name, but after signing her record deal, That changed. Still, her poppy music sounds great, and it’s attracted pop stations in Chattanooga and Nashville to add her song before it officially impacts in a week. (It’s been pushed back several times now.) Her recent EP release is Bubblebath.

Barns Courtney
BARNS COURTNEY – “Fire” (March 14) (Triple A)
Label: Capitol
This London-based newcomer had an exciting 2015, and it could be an even bigger 2016. His first single in the U.S. was featured in the film Burnt last year. “Fire” is now over 250,000 streams on Spotify. It also debuted last weekend on my own survey. Courtney was just on tour in England and Scotland in February and is scheduled to play some music festivals during the spring and summer.

Birdy
BIRDY – “Keeping Your Head Up” (March 14) (Hot AC)
Label: Atlantic
This English performer has chalked up plenty of followers and praise in her native U.K., but in the U.S., we’ve yet to fully embrace the 19-year-old. Two radio pushes for her cover of “Skinny Love” came up with skinny results, though it did earn a Platinum single certification last summer. “Keeping” is one of 14 tunes included on her upcoming Beautiful Lies album, which is due out March 25.

The Rubens
THE RUBENS – “Hoops” (March 14 / 15) (Triple A / Alternative)
Label: Warner Bros.
Many Australian groups have tried to break the U.S. in the past few years, and the latest band carries a lot of buzz with them. They recently topped the annual Hottest 100 countdown on radio station Triple J, and their album, also titled Hoops, reached a peak of #2 on the ARIA chart, one notch higher than their previous effort. The U.S. may not know them now, but watch out for this single.

Melanie Martinez
MELANIE MARTINEZ – “Pity Party” (March 22) (CHR/Pop)
Label: Atlantic
Martinez’s debut album Cry Baby was released last August to a top ten debut on the Billboard 200, but there’s been a notable lack of radio support since then. “Dollhouse” (the title cut from a prior EP) hit #49 on the Hot AC chart a year ago, and the original run for “Pity” at pop radio, scheduled for September of last year, was cancelled. We’ll see if the party gets going in the next few weeks.

Oh Wonder
OH WONDER – “Lose It” (March 22 / 28) (Alternative / Triple A)
Label: Republic
Those Hype Machine wonders are finally heading to radio with one of the cuts that topped the music blog aggregator’s main list. It was the sixth single to be released in their monthly song project, and has over nine million streams on Spotify. Though a self-titled debut album based on their project was fairly unsuccessful last year, perhaps this push will drive some new sales in their direction.

We The Kings
WE THE KINGS – “The Story Of Tonight” (March 22) (CHR/Pop)
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
This group from Florida is back on the scene and looking to score their first top 40 single in just over four years. Of their five prior chart singles, “We’ll Be A Dream” was the biggest, reaching a peak of #21 in 2010. Extremely slow chart runs have always hindered the quintet’s potential at CHR radio. Their last entry, “Say You Like Me”, took 21 (!) weeks of crawling up the top 50 to get to #32.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 28, 2016

Haven't met you Rhett.

Haven’t met you Rhett.

DEBUTS
40. Barns Courtney – Fire
39. Mayer Hawthorne – Love Like That | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Taylor Swift – New Romantics (39)
24. The 1975 – The Sound (30)
15. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (25) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ellie Goulding – Something In The Way You Move (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ben Rector – Brand New (07) | PEAK: #06
05. A Great Big World – Oasis (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – Out Of The Woods (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Adele – When We Were Young (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Troye Sivan – Youth (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up (3)
2. Rayland Baxter – Mr. Rodriguez (1)
3. X Ambassadors – Unsteady (4)
4. Anderson East – Devil In Me (7)
5. Daughtry – Torches (8)
6. Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids (9)
7. Lucius – Born Again Teen (5)
8. BANNERS – Start A Riot (-)
9. DNCE – Toothbrush (-)
10. New District – Closer (-)

In The Mix:
Addison Scott – I Came Alive (new)
Aurora – Conqueror
Boy & Bear – Where’d You Go
Bryan Adams – You Belong To Me
Chef’special – In Your Arms
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Conrad Sewell – Remind Me
David Cook – Broken Windows
Demi Lovato – Stone Cold
Family Of The Year – Carry Me
Finish Ticket – Color
Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Jordan Smith – Stand In The Light (new)
Jukebox The Ghost – Hollywood
Julian Taylor Band – Just A Little Bit
Lawson – Money
Matt Nathanson – Giants
Oh Wonder – Lose It
R5 – Dark Side
The Heavy – Since You Been Gone
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Lumineers – Ophelia
The Rubens – Hoops (new)
Transviolet – New Bohemia

Chart Notes:

  • Just under five years ago, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” from Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson had a four-week run on top of my chart, marking the last time my survey and the national Country radio listing shared a #1. That changes this week, as Thomas Rhett finally climbs to #1 (after four weeks at #2) with “Die A Happy Man”. It recently became his fifth #1 at the format, and his new single “T-Shirt” could become his sixth this spring.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from the 37-year-old Michigan musician who calls himself Mayer Hawthorne. He comes in at #39 with “Love Like That”, the first radio single from his forthcoming Man About Town album. His last album gave him four top 40 singles on my chart, including the #2 hit “Her Favorite Song”. We’ll see if he can make it to the top this time.
  • Just below Hawthorne is the first top 40 hit for Barns Courtney. He debuts at #40 with “Fire”. If you saw the film Burnt sometime last fall, then you’ve known about the song for a few months. It was featured in both a scene and the credits. In a few weeks, it impacts at Triple A radio. Courtney is currently based in London.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 26, 2016

Time travel never sounded so good.

Time travel never sounded so good.

Whether you like the 1970’s, the 2010’s, or both decades, this week’s New Music Friday has music that’s good for all ages. Here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • THE 1975 — I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (iTunes)
    • The most anticipated album this week comes from the British quartet behind “Chocolate”, “Girls” and “Love Me”. Will the American buying public love them? I think so. A top five entry looks likely for the new set, a notable jump from the #28 peak of their self-titled debut. We’ll see if they can blast past the likes of Adele and Justin Bieber to claim their first chart-topping album.
  • MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS — This Unruly Mess I’ve Made (iTunes)
    • Attention, thrift shoppers, your favorite Seattle duo is back with what is truly a Mess of an era so far. In what may be the next case of a sophomore slump, this act’s “Downtown” barely touched the top ten on pop radio. Several of the collaborations released since then have failed to chart. Better luck next time, boys?
  • WALK THE MOON — You Are Not Alone (Live At The Greek) (iTunes)
    • The band’s first full-length live album was recorded at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and features their latest single “Work This Body”. The set includes a mix of cuts from their self-titled album and Talking Is Hard.
  • More albums out this week: Bonnie Raitt‘s Dig In Deep (iTunes), Brian McKnight‘s Better (iTunes), Chuck Wicks‘s Turning Point (iTunes), From Ashes To New‘s Day One (iTunes), Hands Like Houses‘s Dissonants (iTunes), Hillsong Young & Free‘s Youth Revival (Live) (iTunes), Novelists‘s Souvenirs (iTunes), Phil Collins‘s deluxe editions of Dance Into The Light (iTunes) and Hello, I Must Be Going (iTunes), Run River North‘s Drinking From A Salt Pond (iTunes), Santigold‘s 99 Cents (iTunes), School Of Seven Bells‘s SVIIB (iTunes), The Dunwells‘s Light Up The Sky (iTunes), The Moth & The Flame‘s Young & Unafraid (iTunes), Tweet‘s Charlene (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (iTunes), George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: The Downtown Fiction‘s Alligator Tears (iTunes), XYLØ‘s America (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Animals”, Coast Modern (iTunes)
  • “Beautiful”, Jordan Smith (iTunes)
  • “Been To The Moon”, Corinne Bailey Rae (iTunes)
  • “Change My Mind”, Stone Cold Fox (iTunes)
  • “Girls Like”, Tinie Tempah featuring Zara Larsson (iTunes)
  • “Hello Friday”, Flo Rida featuring Jason Derulo (iTunes)
  • “Holla”, MAX (iTunes)
  • “In The Morning”, ZHU (iTunes)
  • “Love Me Like That”, The Knocks featuring Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
  • “Rock Bottom”, Hailee Steinfeld featuring DNCE (iTunes)
  • “Someone Who Can Dance”, Icona Pop (iTunes)
  • “Time”, K. Michelle (iTunes)
  • “Vroom Vroom”, Charli XCX (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Day Wave, Miike Snow, The Struts and more.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 14, 2016

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Four the “Young” ones.

DEBUTS
39. Tryon – Somebody To Love Me
36. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. The 1975 – The Sound (38)
32. That Poppy – Lowlife (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Zayn – Pillowtalk (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
17. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (25) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Pride (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Justin Timberlake – Drink You Away (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Adele – Hello (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
06. A Great Big World – Oasis (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Troye Sivan – Youth (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Taylor Swift – Out Of The Woods (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – When We Were Young (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Strumbellas – Spirits (1)
2. Grace Mitchell – Nolo (2)
3. Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up (3)
4. Rayland Baxter – Mr. Rodriguez (4)
5. The Saint Johns – Lost The Feeling (9)
6. Lucius – Born Again Teen (6)
7. Family Of The Year – Carry Me (5)
8. X Ambassadors – Unsteady (-)
9. The Heavy – Since You Been Gone (-)
10. Anderson East – Devil In Me (-)

In The Mix:
Aurora – Conqueror
BANNERS – Start A Riot
Boy & Bear – Where’d You Go
Bryan Adams – You Belong To Me
Chef’special – In Your Arms
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Conrad Sewell – Remind Me
Daughtry – Torches (new)
David Cook – Broken Windows
Demi Lovato – Stone Cold
DNCE – Toothbrush
Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
Finish Ticket – Color (new)
Grace Potter – Nobody’s Born With A Broken Heart
Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Jukebox The Ghost – Hollywood (new)
Julian Taylor Band – Just A Little Bit
Matt Nathanson – Giants
New District – Closer
Oh Wonder – Lose It (new)
R5 – Dark Side
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Lumineers – Ophelia
Transviolet – New Bohemia

Chart Notes:

  • Powering up eight notches to #17 is Walk The Moon‘s “Work This Body”, their third hit in a row from the album Talking Is Hard. A very fun music video just premiered for it, featuring superheroes and super food fights. Also up this week is that hot single from Zayn, “Pillowtalk”, jumping 28-20. It’s also closing in on the top 20 on the pop radio listing and the top 40 at the Rhythmic format, where it’s currently benefiting from its On The Verge status at iHeartMedia stations. Finally, That Poppy is up eight (40-32) with “Lowlife”. Her first EP, Bubblebath, was released on Friday.
  • Well, it took a while, but 46-year-old Gwen Stefani is about to put out her first solo album in just under ten years. This Is What The Truth Feels Like is set to be released on March 18. The second single from it, “Make Me Like You”, debuts at #36 this week, making it the Highest Debut. It’s the follow-up to “Used To Love You”, which recently peaked at #6. Look for the live music video for “Make” to premiere on the GRAMMY Awards telecast on Monday evening during a commercial break.
  • This week’s other new entry is by Tryon, a duo consisting of brothers Justin and Stephen Kirk. The Nashville boys crash in at #39 with “Somebody To Love Me”. The independent single impacts at CHR/Top 40 radio in two weeks, and though it’s a tough date at the moment, it’s already getting some play at Hits 1 and Radio Disney. The Kirks join a growing list of brother duos like Evan and Jaron, Hudson TaylorK-Ci & JoJo and The Madden Brothers to hit my chart since 1999.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 7, 2016

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Three times this lady.

DEBUTS
40. That Poppy – Lowlife
38. The 1975 – The Sound | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. One Direction – History (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
28. Zayn – Pillowtalk (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
15. Ellie Goulding – Something In The Way You Move (21)
13. Ben Rector – Brand New (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Pride (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Troye Sivan – Youth (12) | PEAK: #08
07. A Great Big World – Oasis (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Justin Timberlake – Drink You Away (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Adele – Hello (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Taylor Swift – Out Of The Woods (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – When We Were Young (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Strumbellas – Spirits (1)
2. Grace Mitchell – Nolo (4)
3. Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up (5)
4. Rayland Baxter – Mr. Rodriguez (9)
5. Family Of The Year – Carry Me (6)
6. Lucius – Born Again Teen (8)
7. Jonathan Roy – Daniella Denmark (7)
8. Julian Taylor Band – Just A Little Bit (10)
9. The Saint Johns – Lost The Feeling (-)
10. Tryon – Somebody To Love Me (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Devil In Me (new)
Aurora – Conqueror
BANNERS – Start A Riot
Boy & Bear – Where’d You Go
Bryan Adams – You Belong To Me
Chef’special – In Your Arms
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Conrad Sewell – Remind Me
David Cook – Broken Windows (new)
Demi Lovato – Stone Cold (new)
DNCE – Toothbrush
Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
Grace Potter – Nobody’s Born With A Broken Heart
Jamie Lawson – Cold In Ohio
Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Matt Nathanson – Giants
New District – Closer
R5 – Dark Side
The Heavy – Since You Been Gone
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Lumineers – Ophelia (new)
Transviolet – New Bohemia
X Ambassadors – Unsteady

Chart Notes:

  • Shawn Hook and Troye Sivan each grab their first top ten hits on my chart this week at #9 and #8, respectfully, as both stay in the hunt for #1 sometime next month. Just a little lower, Ben Rector (#13) and Ellie Goulding (#15) are both six notches closer to a top ten hit. For Rector, it would be his first. For Goulding, it would be her fourth. Both debuts last week and now tied for the Biggest Mover, One Direction and Zayn leap nine spots, the former to #30 and the latter to #28.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is by The 1975, coming in at #38 with “The Sound”. They now have two songs in the top 40; the former top ten, “Love Me”, is down to #35. Both cuts are taken from their upcoming sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, which is due on February 26. A big title like that may just carry a big opening week globally as well.
  • Plenty of artists make poppy tunes, but only a few of them have poppy names. In the case of chart newcomer That Poppy, she seems to bridge the two together. She debuts at #40 with “Lowlife”. It’s featured on her EP Bubblebath, due on Friday. The singer, both Moriah Pereira and formerly credited as Moriah Poppy, grew up in Nashville.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 3, 2016

"Hello" from the top spot.

Say “Hello” to 2016 on the chart.

DEBUTS
40. AudioDamn! – Radar
39. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart
38. Ben Rector – Brand New | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Troye Sivan – Youth (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
21. Taylor Swift – Out Of The Woods (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
13. Justin Timberlake – Drink You Away (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night (11) | PEAK: #10
09. The 1975 – Love Me (09) | PEAK: #06
08. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (04) | PEAK: #02
07. BANNERS – Shine A Light (05) | PEAK: #04
06. Gwen Stefani – Used To Love You (07) | PEAK: #06
05. DNCE – Cake By The Ocean (08) | PEAK: #05
04. One Direction – Perfect (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Adele – When We Were Young (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Hello (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (6)
2. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (4)
3. FLETCHER – Live Young Die Free (5)
4. HØØNCH – Top (8)
5. Ellie Goulding – Something In The Way You Move (7)
6. Miike Snow – Genghis Khan (10)
7. Jonathan Roy – Daniella Denmark (9)
8. Brian Fallon – A Wonderful Life (-)
9. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (-)
10. Grace Mitchell – Nolo (-)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – Start A Riot
Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up (new)
BØRNS – 10,000 Emerald Pools
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Royal Wood – Long Way Out
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – I Know What You Did Last Summer
Transviolet – New Bohemia
X Ambassadors – Unsteady
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • All three debuts on my chart this week were featured in my POP! Goes The Picks radio selections for January, so check out those posts if you want to know more about the acts behind these songs and other singles headed to radio soon!
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from singer/songwriter Ben Rector and his song “Brand New”, which is, indeed, brand new at #38 this week. It’s from an album of the same name, which debuted and peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 a few months ago. Prior to the annual holiday freeze at radio, Rector’s song was already seeing some good momentum below the Hot AC chart from big markets and satellite stations.
  • Entering at #39 is a single that’s already been a hit in Canada and is now looking to take on the U.S. charts. “Sound Of Your Heart” is the first song to reach my personal chart for Shawn Hook, a singer from British Columbia. Though he’s made it on the charts several times up there, this is his first Platinum seller, and it’s been streamed in excess of ten million times on Spotify.
  • Finally, at #40, is the first charting single for the German group AudioDamn! and “Radar”. Ali Grumeth, Daniel Mudrack and Oliver Wimmer make up the trio and they’ve been together for a few years now. Look out for their first EP on Friday, a set that includes this song and the previously-released “Lights Out”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 27, 2015

"Hello" from the top spot.

Six times the greetings.

DEBUTS
40. Troye Sivan – Youth

TOP GAINERS
29. American Authors – Pride (35)
28. Taylor Swift – Out Of The Woods (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. A Great Big World – Oasis (33)
18. Justin Timberlake – Drink You Away (23)
06. Adele – When We Were Young (11)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (09) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. The 1975 – Love Me (06) | PEAK: #06
08. DNCE – Cake By The Ocean (07) | PEAK: #07
07. Gwen Stefani – Used To Love You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Adele – When We Were Young (11) | PEAK: #06
05. BANNERS – Shine A Light (05) | PEAK: #04
04. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (03) | PEAK: #02
03. One Direction – Perfect (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Hello (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. AudioDamn! – Radar (1)
2. Ben Rector – Brand New (5)
3. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart (10)
4. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (9)
5. FLETCHER – Live Young Die Free (7)
6. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (-)
7. Ellie Goulding – Something In The Way You Move (-)
8. HØØNCH – Top (-)
9. Jonathan Roy – Daniella Denmark (-)
10. Miike Snow – Genghis Khan (-)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – Start A Riot
BØRNS – 10,000 Emerald Pools
Brian Fallon – A Wonderful Life
Causes – To The River
Grace Mitchell – Nolo
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Nathan Sykes – Over And Over Again
Royal Wood – Long Way Out
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – I Know What You Did Last Summer
Transviolet – New Bohemia
Walk The Moon – Work This Body
X Ambassadors – Unsteady
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • Soaring twelve notches from 40-28 is this week’s Biggest Mover, “Out Of The Woods” by Taylor Swift. It’s the sixth song to be released to radio from 1989. The previous single, “Wildest Dreams”, recently peaked at #2 on my chart, and is on the way down now. Swift co-wrote and co-produced “Woods” with Jack Antonoff. A music video is due for it on December 31.
  • This week’s only new entry is from South African singer and YouTuber Troye Sivan. He bows in at #40 with “Youth”. It’s the first radio single from the album Blue Neighbourhood, which was released earlier this month and debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200. It goes for CHR/Pop radio adds on January 19. Is Sivan on the verge of his first American hit? We’ll see.
  • With Christmas behind us now, plenty of songs are on the move just below the survey. Will new acts like AudioDamn! or Shawn Hook grab their first hit on my chart? Can Ellie Goulding or Mike Posner add to their top 40 totals? You’re a week away from finding out! Check back next Sunday as we dive into the first chart of 2016.

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