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It was a battle of collaborations vying for the top 3 spots this week. In the end Sam Smith and Normani lead the pack with “Dancing With A Stranger” on 32 adds and 400 more points than Calvin Harris and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man with “Giant” (28 adds this week. Gessaffelstein & The Weeknd round out the top 3 with “Lost In The Fire”.
Catfish and the Bottlemen remain in the top 5, putting them at #1 on the 4 week trending Alt adds chart. Westlife reach the summit on the AC adds list on a strong week, helping them to the #5 position this week. Bring Me The Horizon’s very poppy “Medicine” sits atop the Rock adds chart, remaining at #12 for the second week.
The top 8 all had double digit adds with The Cranberries “All Over Now” leading the 1st week entries at #6. Ariana Grande managed a top 10 placement with the late week debut of “7 Rings” on 8 charts. The 3rd highest, Maren Morris is looking at another big country hit with “Girl”.
I’m digging the new duet between James Morrison and Joss Stone “My Love Goes On” (#17). Hope it gets some love on HotAC. On the opposite end of the spectrum “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” eludes me. In it’s 8th week it jumps back into the top 20 at #16 and now has reached 104 total charts, more than any other song. I have heard it enough now to know it has no chance of even consideration for my personal chart.
You can listen to the top 30 plus this week on Spotify.