HITS Daily Double

As someone who doesn’t have a vested interest in either team in the World Series, I must admit this is some good baseball. I find myself pulling for the Cleveland Indians. I suppose it’s because they are an American league team, and my Orioles play them during the year and I get a chance to see them much more. May the best team win.

Congrats again to Gary Spangler, Davey Dee and Stef Cole at Republic, as they grab yet another #1 record. This time it is The Weeknd f/Daft Punk’s “Starboy” (XO). It took six very short weeks to accomplish this. It averaged over 1,000 spins a week in getting to the top. Ariana Grande f/Nicki Minaj’s “Side To Side” also had a spectacular week, gaining more than 400 spins, and moving #16-12. Amine’s “Caroline” is a unique record. The Republic staff had all the raw data, streaming numbers, etc., to tell them this was a real record, but it took well over a month for radio to put the pieces together. It sure is looking like the record Gary and company thought it would be, as it was up 335 spins, and moves #25-19. Post Malone f/Justin Bieber’s “Déjà Vu” has an increase of 120 spins, and is now inside the top 30. Belly’s “Ballerina” comes in at #56, while Justine Skye’s “U Don’t Know” is at #64. They are officially going for Drake’s “Fake Love” in the next week. it was up 200 spins, and will likely chart this coming week.

Columbia’s Ayelet Schiffman and James White continue to build Russ “What They Want.” It climbs to #14, gaining 260 spins. Calvin Harris’ “My Way” slides 31-28, tacking on 45 spins, and John Legend’s “Love Me Now” is already top 30, after a 200-spin jump.

Over at Def Jam, Rick Sackheim and Noah Sheer have Kanye West’s “Faded” (G.O.O.D.) officially top 15, thanks to a 340-spin increase. Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain” (Westbury Road/Roc Nation) also has a sizeable increase of 260 spins. This was good enough to land her inside the top 25. 2 Chainz f/Drake’s “Big Amount” impacted last week, and it is already at #58. It was up 80 spins, and should have another solid week with new commitments. Make sure you pay attention to Alessia Cara and “Scars To Your Beautiful.” She is no stranger to the format, and this track is quickly approaching top 10 at Top 40, and was up 1,000 spins.

RCA’s Inca and Lori G have done an amazing job with Rob $tone’s “Chill Bill.” It climbs #26-21, gaining 220 spins. Afrojack f/Ty Dolla $ign’s “Gone” (Latium) sees a 90 spin jump, and is at #38. Usher f/Future’s “Rivals” just misses the chart at #41, and Sia f/Kendrick Lamar’s “The Greatest” (Monkey Puzzle) has a 160 new plays, good enough for #47.

Lee L’Heureux and WB have two Partynextdoor tracks on the chart. “Come And See Me” (OVO) is at #20, up 200 spins, while “Not Nice” (OVO) debuts at #34. It was up 390 spins, and was this week’s highest debut.

Dixie Tipton and Capitol have Lil Yachty’s “1 Night” (QC/Motown) at #23. It was up 60 spins.

DJ Khaled f/Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown “Do You Mind” (We The Best/Epic)
The Weeknd f/Daft Punk “Starboy” (XO/Republic)
Ariana Grande f/Nicki Minaj “Side To Side” (Republic)
Partynextdoor “Not Nice” (OVO/Warner Bros.)
Kanye West “Fade” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam)

Drake “Fake Love” (YMCMB/Republic)
Rihanna “Love On The Brain” (Westbury Road/Roc Nation)
Zara Larsson “Ain’t My Fault” (TEN/Epic)
Afrojack f/Ty Dolla $ign “Gone” (Latium/RCA)
2 Chainz f/Drake “Big Amount” (Def Jam)