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Overall a quieter week for adds with only the #1 song with more than 10 adds. That song, “Here With Me” by Marshmello F/ Chvrches received 15 adds and continues a mini trend of DJ/Producers teaming up with alt acts and reaching both pop and alternative stations.
The top 5 is all about female voices with Ava Max only dropping 1 position to #2, Emeli Sande’s power ballad “Sparrow” moving 26-4, Carly Rae Jepsen rebounding into top 5 from 13 and 3 ladies, Sofia Reyes, Rita Ora and Anitta up 91-3 with “R.I.P.” Mexican native Reyes has seen a string a Latin hits since 2104. Likewise Brazilian Anitta has been quite active in her home country since 2012.
At #6 Britain’s HRVY, real name Harvey Leigh Cantwell, adds 7 charts to the 1 he scored last week. Right behind at #8 is the highest 1st week release, the atmospheric “Patience” by Australia’s Tame Impala. 2 other alt bands, Foals and Catfish & The Bottlemen, both from the UK see a 3rd song each reach the top 15 on the adds chart this year.
2 other 1st week releases make the top 20. “Talk” by the 10 year old Irish band Two Door Cinema Club comes in at #11 and Will Young, the winner of the inaugural season of Britain’s Pop Idol in 2002, at #14 with “All The Songs”.
You can listen to the top 40 plus this week on Spotify.