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The boys of summer have returned and baseball is in full swing, the NBA and NHL playoffs have started and those are all sure signs that summer is just around the corner. Historically, we all know the big summer releases drive up the sales numbers and, based on the numbers from the first quarter, we should have a lot to look forward to! Bring it!!
Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris & Vaughan are on fire right now with two songs from The Chainsmokers in the Top 10, “Paris” (Disruptor) at #3 and “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay moving up to #8. Newly released Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times” is breaking all kinds of records and it is the #1 Greatest Gainer this week at Pop climbing to #19. James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go” moves to #13 and is now #1 U.S. Shazam. Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos’ “Slide” is now Top 15 and is pulling in 5m streams a week U.S. and 18m globally. Train’s “Play That Song” is set to join the Top 30 with 135+ stations on board. Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human” #36 pulled in Z100, WKSC and WBLI early and now has 75+ stations spinning at Pop after a #1 campaign at AAA and Alt.
S Curve’s David Nathan continues to grow the story on AJR’s “Weak.” The track climbs to #33 with new airplay coming in from WWPW, WXKS and WQEN.
Def Jam’s Sackheim, Rothchild & Farag have Axwell^Ingrosso f/Kid Ink’s “I Love You” set to join the Top 30 this week, pulling in impressive new airplay from KIIS, Y100, WKSC and WRVW to name a few. Iggy Azalea’s “Mo Bounce” pulled in 40 adds on impact including WBMP, WWWQ, WPOI and WRNW; there are almost 30m views on the video.
Caroline’s Saturn, Halpern & Holman have 5Mode’s Hey Violet charging toward the chart with “Break My Heart.” After a Most Added impact, they continue to pull in the majors; new this week are WXKS, KPWK, WZPL and WNCI. This one should chart soon.
RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio & Cooper impacted Khalid’s “Location” (Right Hand Music) last week and posted major market airplay from WODS, WXSS, WBMP and KYLD—a very nice start. ZAYN f/PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Still Got Time” is Top 25 jumping to #23 this week after being Top 5 Most Added with 20 new stations last week. Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa’s “Scared to be Lonely” has pulled in 165+ stations scoring new airplay from WFLC, WFLZ and KPTT this week; it is also Top 15 Spotify globally and Top 15 Shazam worldwide.
Glassnote’s Nick Petropoulos continues to bring in big call letters on Childish Gambino’s “Redbone”; already on the board for this week: WBMP, WKFS and WQMP. Don Parker, PD, KMEL, and SVP Programming, S.F. Region for iHeart, says “Redbone has a different sound that’s definitely resonating with the masses, beyond Childish Gambino’s already fiercely loyal fans. After a few plays, it shows up in Shazam and doesn’t take long to rise to the top. This is his breakout hit.”
Hollywood’s Finck, Smith & Ennis have launched Olivia Holt’s “History” and already on board are 50+ stations including KIIS, KALV, KHFI & WWMX. She just appeared as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month on NBC’s Today, and there are over 70m streams already.
Republic’s CW, Spangler & Russell just dropped Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee f/Justin Bieber’s “Despacito.” With 300m streams already, this one should end up at the top of the add board on impact. Also impacting this week is DNCE’s follow-up to the 5X platinum song “Cake by the Ocean,” "Kissing Strangers” featuring Nicki Minaj. Post Malone’s “Congratulations” has been one of the Top 10 most streamed tracks for months and pulls in new airplay from KHKS, Music Choice and WWPW. Julia Michaels’ “Issues” moves to #12 this week and has 180+ stations on board. Drake’s “Passionfruit” (YMCMB) is now on 125+ stations after adding 14 new last week and is already Top 30.
Warner Bros.’ Gray, Dyer, Reich & Shih continue to grow the story on Linkin Park f/Kiiara’s “Heavy.” They have all but closed out the panel and the callout is starting to post as the track moves Top 15 this week. Jason Derulo f/Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign’s “Swalla” (Beluga Heights) is Top 30 and new airplay is in from KLUC, WPOI and WYKS. Dua Lipa’s “Be the One” has impacted and pulled in 50+ stations including KUDL, KCHZ and WKGS new this week.
Capitol’s Marella, Rainey & Siciliano impacted Halsey’s “Now or Never” and after being #1 Most Added and #2 Most Added for the past two weeks they have a total of 155 stations and it is heading Top 25 with 10m+ YouTube views. Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” is #5 at iTunes and #10 BuzzAngle and was Most Added pulling in WBBM, KVIL, KROI and WNKS.
MUSIC WE LOVE: The Vamps & Matoma “All Night” (Virgin EMI); Jon Bellion “Overwhelming” (Capitol)