Singles Report: Justin and Miley vying for Most Added
Radio is once again spoiled for choice as a number of high calibre singles make their way to commercial. Last week saw the return of P!NK and Avicii; this time around, two more heavyweights enter the fray.
Assuming they haven’t already jumped on both, the new Justin Bieber & Bloodpop jam ‘Friends’, as well as Miley Cyrus’ ‘Younger Now’, are the clear contenders for this week’s Most Added.
While Bieber has been hogging the commercial space so far in 2017 with three huge features on ‘Despacito’, ‘I’m The One’ and David Guetta’s ‘2U’, ‘Friends’ marks his first single of the year as a lead artist.
In fact, it’s been nearly two years (21 months) since the release of his previous album Purpose and 17 months since the last cut off the record ‘Company’ was serviced to Australian radio.
Further to Bieber and Cyrus, Olly Murs takes another crack at the charts – this time with ‘Unpredictable’, a neat little collaboration with Louisa Johnson that ticks all the right boxes. A great cut from Girl Meets World star Sabrina Carpenter, ’Why’, will potentially make its way to playlists too.
For the first time in months, there isn’t a One Directioner on top of a single Top Spins chart. While Liam Payne’s ‘Strip That Down’ ft. Quavo may still be topping the Hot 100, it’s P!NK’s new ‘What About Us’ that tops both the Hit Network and KIIS spins charts.
Speaking of P!NK, the star made history this week scoring her ninth #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. ‘What About Us’ draws P!NK level with Delta Goodrem for the second highest number of #1 singles in ARIA Charts history.
She’s also stolen the top spot on the Shazam Movers chart this week, as well as coming in at #2 on the Shazam Future Hits, suggesting a charts deluge over the coming weeks. ‘What About Us’ is already at #9 on the Hot 100 – the highest debut on the chart since Harry Styles went to #3 in April.
And on the cover this week are rock and alt radio heroes Gang Of Youths; frontman David Le’aupepe explains why he doesn’t do anything by halves on their new album Go Farther In Lightness.
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