Singles Report: Taylor Swift is back with a bite

It’s all about Taylor in the latest edition of the Australian Singles Report. Following a surprise announce on Thursday, ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ broke the internet on Friday afternoon, and is a shoo-in for this week’s Most Added To Radio.

Swift has a stellar track record on TMN’s Hot 100 having notched five #1 singles dating back nearly a decade. It started with ‘Love Story’ in 2009, followed by ‘I Knew You Were Trouble (2013), ‘Blank Space’ (2014) and ‘Bad Blood’ (2015). Her most successful single on the chart, ‘Shake It Off’, spent five weeks at #1 in 2013.

‘Look What You Made Me Do’ has already broken a streaming record. The track’s lyric video was viewed more than 19 million times on its first day, making it the most-viewed lyric video on YouTube in a single day.

As predicted by TMN, there was no stopping Justin Bieber last week. The singer snagged another #1 Most Added to his repertoire last week with ‘Friends’. The track was neck and neck with Miley Cyrus’ ‘Younger Now’ for most of the week, however, an across the board addition to the Nova Network proved to be the difference.

Up the top of the Hot 100, Liam Payne locks down the chart once again. ‘Strip That Down’ ft. Quavo now has six unbroken weeks at the top – that’s more than The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s ‘Something Just Like This’ (5 weeks) and James Arthur’s ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ (5 weeks), making it one of the top performing singles of the year.

Jetting up the Hot 100 this week is Avicii’s ‘Without You’ ft. Sandro Cavazza. A move of 37 places from #54 to #17 sees it become his first Top 20 single since ‘Waiting For Love’ from 2015 album Stories.  

Payne also returns to the top of Nova’s spins list while Sam Hunt’s ‘Body Like A Back Road’ is gaining some serious airtime on the station. It remains steady at #11 on the Hot 100 chart with a Top 10 position beckoning.


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