Singles Report: Zedd earns himself a new career peak with Stay

Staff Writer

It’s a relatively quiet week on the new singles front in this week’s Australian Singles Report, but a new solo effort from a One Direction member is not something that you can just ignore.

Slow Hands by Niall Horan is a good deal less restrained than debut single This Town, and at this point is almost guaranteed to take next week’s Most Added to radio.

After the huge success of Katy Perry’s comeback single Chained To The Rhythm in February, her next effort Bon Appetit ft. Migos was swept up by all key commercial players last week including the NOVA Network, KIIS and both regional and commercial Hit stations. However, it failed to match Chained To The Rhythm’s record-breaking #8 Hot 100 debut, landing at #27.

DJ Khaled’s I’m The One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne isn’t too far from the top though. The second single to feature his six-month-old son on the album artwork, it’s come across well to commercial, no doubt thanks to a feature list that reads like the top of a festival poster.

While the stalemate at #1 and #2 continues on the Hot 100, Zedd earns himself a new career peak with Stay, his recent collaboration with Alessia Cara. The move to #3 from #4 sees it officially overtake previous best Stay The Night ft. Paramore’s Hayley Williams, which peaked at #3 in late 2013.

Meanwhile, atop the Breakers chart is the new remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Despacito featuring Justin Bieber. The remix is likely to be just a few playlist rotations away from cracking the Hot 100 and cementing the remix as a Latin-commercial crossover success – exactly what the inclusion of Bieber was intended to achieve.

While the original version of Despacito has been lingering in the top end of the international YouTube chart for a number of weeks, the remix has instantaneously exploded to the top of Spotify and Shazam’s international charts and is showing plenty of potential to take on heavy hitters Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers and Kendrick Lamar across the charts in the coming weeks.

Download your FREE Australian Singles Report here – it’s TMN’s exclusive weekly snapshot of 40 local and international charts with predictive data, radio reports and album releases, and includes the TMN Hot 100, Australia’s only audience-weighted airplay chart.

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