Singles Report: David Guetta’s 2U ft.Justin Bieber is radio’s most added
It’s all one-way traffic at radio in the latest Australian Singles Report, with David Guetta’s 2U ft.Justin Bieber effortlessly taking out Most Added. Every major Australian commercial radio network playlisted the track across the board, much the same way they did with other Bieber-featuring singles I’m The One and Despacito (Remix) over the past month.
The combination of emotion and energy with a huge melody (and a clip, below, featuring a swag of Victoria’s Secret models) makes 2U well-equipped to go the distance on the Hot 100 chart that sees a new #1 this week. From Latin hit to commercial radio triumph, Luis Fonsi’s Despacito (Remix) has finally pushed its way to the top, ousting DJ Khaled’s I’m The One, which falls out of the Top 3 to #4.
With Despacito riding high, a surefire radio hit in the wings, and a bounceback from I’m The One looking very likely, Bieber may well tie up the entire Top 3 on the Hot 100 charts over the coming weeks, a feat that Ed Sheeran MBE has come close to achieving.
During February and March, Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill were immovable at the top of the chart. Sheeran would have likely completed the trifecta if Galway Girl, the third single off latest album ÷ which is currently peaking at #3 on the chart, had been serviced to radio at an earlier date.
Elsewhere, Calvin Harris has returned with Feels ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean – a stacked feature list that makes it a clear favourite for this week’s #1 New Single Release.
Harris is no stranger to big-name collaborations. His most recent charting success has come with singles Slide ft. Frank Ocean & Migos, as well as This Is What You Came For ft. Rihanna, which peaked at #1 on the TMN Dance chart and #1 on the Hot 100.
Just over a year after its official service to radio, This Is What You Came For currently sits at #90 on the Hot 100, highlighting the substance and longevity of Harris’ radio singles.
While Childish Gambino’s Redbone was the biggest riser on the Hot 100 this week, climbing 65 spots from #99 to #34, the most significant mover on the Heatseeker chart is undoubtedly Peking Duk’s Fake Magic ft. AlunaGeorge. In only its second week on the chart, the single has made solid ground already, sitting at #18 after debuting at #45.
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