Singles Report: Avicii services his first single to radio since 2015
In this week’s Australian Singles Report, Harry Styles double taps the Most Added chart, the Hot 100’s top tier gets a reshuffle, while two huge artists make their stellar comebacks.
The latest cut from Harry Styles self-titled album, ‘Two Ghosts’, was always going to be well received by radio last week. The track actually scores a debut on the Hot 100 at #31, the highest for the week. Of course, it pales in comparison to his debut single which secured both #1 Most Added and simultaneously set the record for highest ever debut on the Hot 100, entering at #3.
Two other commercial singles made waves this week, but were no match for Styles. John Gibbons’ ‘P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)’ and Dua Lipa’s ‘New Rules’ hold the #2 and #3 positions respectively, with the remainder of the chart consisting of triple j adds.
Speaking of Dua: two weeks ago she was Most Added, and now Dua Lipa is the #1 Heatseeker on the Hot 100, with ‘New Rules’ now at #27 from #57.
Now on its fourth straight week at #1 on the chart, Liam Payne’s ‘Strip That Down’ ft. Quavo refuses to budge. His buddy Niall Horan slips a spot to #3 as DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller swoop in to take his place (and a new high) with ‘Wild Thoughts’.
Now at #12 from #18, Sam Hunt sits on the precipice of breaking into the Top 10 with ‘Body Like A Back Road’. While on the topic of country, making a very noteworthy debut at #42 is Morgan Evans’ ‘Kiss Somebody’. An incredible feat for a country artist – Evans’ crossover is well-and-truly underway
EDM behemoth Avicii has marked his return with his AVICI (yep, only one “i” at the end) EP. It’s packed full of bangers, one of which is serviced this week: ‘Without You’ ft. Sandro Carvazza, which is a true return to form (not that he ever showed signs of falling out of it).
P!NK is back with ‘What About Us’, her anthemic first single from her forthcoming seventh album Beautiful Trauma. It’s the first time radio will have heard from the icon since featuring on Stargate’s ‘Waterfall’ alongside Sia. No doubt radio has been waiting with bated breath.
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