SINGLES REPORT: 54 adds for Lady Gaga’s new single
Last week was a great week to be Lady Gaga. She kicked it off headlining the Saturday stint of Coachella, premiering new single The Cure.
In the week following the performance, the track quickly made itself known as the single to jump on this week and blew all competition out of the water. The Cure sits at 54 additions this week including various commercial Hit stations, Nova 106.9 and was the only across-the-board addition on the Hit Regional Network.
“Lady Gaga has filled commercial radio with new single The Cure as effortlessly as she filled Beyoncé’s shoes at Coachella the week prior,” said TMN charts editor Daniel Respall, banking on Gaga to make a serious imprint on the charts in the coming weeks.
Last week, Lorde took her first #1 on the Hot 100 with Green Light, surpassing her original breakout hit Royals which peaked at #2. The biggest event was Harry Styles’ debut single entering the chart at #3 – the highest a single has ever debuted in the history of the chart. With the Top 3 in lockdown this week, it’s the movers in the Top 10 that deserve the spotlight – most notably Clean Bandit.
After the release of Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie, which peaked at #1 on the Hot 100 late last year, we now have Symphony ft. Zara Larsson, another hit that more prominently displays the classical instrumentation seen on 2014 hit (and #1 single of the year) Rather Be ft. Jess Glynne.
Now at #6 from #10, Symphony has come a long way and still has plenty of room to grow, though admittedly with large obstacles in the way: aside from the monoliths in the Top 3, it also has to go through a resurgent Julia Michaels at #5 and a new peak from Zedd & Alessia Cara’s Stay at #4.
There’s some predictability in the Spins charts this week, with Nova throwing all their weight behind Styles’ Sign Of The Times. Interestingly, there’s some crossover on the triple j and Triple M charts, thanks to Kasabian. You’re In Love With A Psycho has managed to tap into two key radio markets, it would seem.
Elsewhere, Shawn Mendes just released There’s Nothing Holding Me Back from the deluxe version of his debut album and “it’s easily one of the better anthems of the last few months,” according to Respall. As this week’s #1 New Single Release, Mendes’ new hit sits alongside
Charlie Puth’s Attention, while Lana Del Rey is set to tempt both Alternative and Commercial with Lust For Life, her collaboration with The Weeknd.
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