HITS Daily Double

Boots, sweaters, scarves and such! I love the change of the seasons, but I do have to travel to wear all of that; there’s not much need in Florida…

RCA’s Riccitelli, JRDaddio, Cooper & Strazza have the #1 track at Top 40 this week with R. City f/Adam Levine’s “Locked Away.” It’s also the #1 track at Shazam worldwide. Elle King’s “Ex’s & Oh’s” moves Top 20 and pulls in some heavy majors, including Z100, KIIS, WKSC and WXKS this week. Pentatonix’s “Can’t Sleep Love” is looking to chart and added six new stations last week, including WKSE and WKRZ; single sales also jumped +102% last week. Becky G’s “Break a Sweat” (Kemosabe) charted this week, and it’s now on over 50 Pop stations, and Sia’s “Alive” (Monkey Puzzle) impacted last week with 50 Pop stations.

Def Jam’s Sackheim, Rothschild and Farag have the #1 Greatest Gainer this week with Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” as it moves to #4 and is #3 on Mediabase’s Power Playlist. Alessia Cara’s “Here” is now Top 20 and will get the support ofCumulus and Premium Choice this week; this one’s ready to explode.

Artbeatz/RED’s Buch, Halpern and Weil continue to pull in support, moving Daya’s “Hide Away” Top 30; new adds this week include B97 and KYLD. Shaggy f/Pitbull’s “Only Love” (RAL) adds KHTS, WNCI and WAEB to its growing list of stations. It’s also the #1 Shazam track in Medina’s backyard according to a text Shaggy received from the man himself.

Epic’s Team Glassman has two tracks moving Top 25 this week. First off, Meghan Trainor f/John Legend’s “Like Im Gonna Lose You” is building on the terrific research story coming out of MB callout. It was up 500+ spins this week and is #6 on iTunes’ pop chart. KMXV’s Ponch says, “Not very often does a song that feels timeless come long. Meghan’s track is just that.” A Great Big World f/Futuristic’s “Hold Each Other,” meanwhile, is on over 110 stations and is #23 on Shazam’s U.S. chart. They also have two tracks bubbling just under the chart: Fifth Harmony’s “I’m in Love With a Monster” (SYCO) and Zara Larsson’s “Lush Life.”

Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris & Vaughan have One Direction headed toward Top 10 with “Drag Me Down” (SYCO); with Top 5 potential MB callout, it shouldn’t take long to get there. Calvin Harris & Disciples’ “How Deep Is Your Love” is moving Top 20; it was up 700 spins this week, and also has Top 10 MB callout. OMI’s “Hula Hoop” (Ultra) is chartbound.  Oh, and just as it gets ready to chart at Pop, you can catch for a performance of “No Doubt About It” on this week’s episode of Empire.

Hollywood’s Finck, Smith and Ennis had some pretty exciting news at the top of the week; Andy Grammer got to dance to his latest single, “Good to Be Alive” (S-Curve), on DWTS. In other news, they’re launching Demi Lovato’s “Confident” this week in a team effort with Republic andSafehouse. Expect that one to appear at the top of the add board.

Speaking of Republic, CW, Spangler and Russell have moved The Weeknd’s “The Hills” (XO) up to #2 this week, just as Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” (Big Machine) moves Top 5; both look headed for the top of the chart. Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” (Island) is not far behind, as the callout starts to really kick this one into overdrive. Both Hailee Steinfeld’s “Love Myself” and Nick Jonas’ “Levels” (Safehouse/Island) have moved Top 15. Drake’s “Hotline Bling” (YMCMB) climbed Top 25, pulling in new adds from WNOW, KHTT and WWPW. DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean” was Most Added on impact and looks to chart this week.

Warner Bros.Gray, Dyer, Reich and Shih have two tracks moving on the Pop Chart. Echosmith’s “Let’s Love” picks up WNFN, WNOK and WPIA, as it looks to chart. Nico & Vinz f/Bebe Rexha’s “That’s How You Know” launches this week with 70+ stations already on board; look for this one to move quickly.

Capitol’s Reese, Rainey, Youngblood and Siciliano charted Audien f/Lady A’s “Something Better” last week; new stations include KYLD, WNFN, WKSC and WBLI. Naughty Boy’s “Runnin (Lose It All)” is impacting this week; WXSS, KEGY and KAMP are already on board, along with 30+ others… Crush’s Erik Olesen has launched MAX’s “Gibberish” with 30+ stations, including majors Sirius XM’s Hits 1, KDIS, WZPL and WZMP. As Erik says, “MAX is a five-tool player… he sings, acts, models, dances and is a social media guru!” Check it out.

MUSIC WE LOVE: Coleman Hell’s “Two Heads” (Columbia), Becky G’s “Break a Sweat” (Kemosabe/RCA).

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