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A much more active week than the last 2 with 9 of the top 10 songs receiving 10 or more adds. 6 songs from Billie Eilish dot this week’s top 100 with “Bad Guy” moving 4-1 on 26 adds. Her album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 last week, one of the biggest releases on the year.
The DJ collaboration Europa jumps 17-2 with “All Day And Night”. Featuring singer Madison Beer, it is the first collaboration between Jax Jones and Martin Solveig.
At #3 Zara Larsson “Don’t Worry About Me” received 14 adds and the song was co-written by Tove Lo.
German metal band Rammstein are back after 7 years with the single “Deutschland”. All of the top 4 are in their second week.
The Veronicas round out the top 5 with their Australian top 15 hit “Think of Me” while the biggest move into the top 10 belongs to Ciara’s “Thinkin Bout You”, vaulting 336-10. That song is a slice of nostalgic r&b/pop that brings to mind last year’s “Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monae.
Rounding out the top 10 Tame Impala fall 3-6, the controversial country-trap song and current Billboard Hot 100 #1 “Old Town Road” pushed up from 18 to 7, and both Pink and Kelly Clarkson crack the top 10 at 8 and 9 respectively.
This week’s highest first week release belongs to the UK alternative dance outfit Hot Chip. “Hungry Child” is their first release since 2015 and is accompanied by a very interesting video. The band debuted in 2004.
You can listen to the top 40 plus this week on Spotify.