“Watermelon Sugar” sees enough of an increase over the last 2 weeks to overtake “Rain On Me”, which eroded more than a third of its points. “Hallucinate” is right on Harry Styles heels and knowing the nature of this chart it could become her 4th #1 of the year. Dua Lipa also returns to the BR250 at #41 with the remix of “Levitating”, beating its old peak of 44. Kylie Minogue gets pushed down 1 spot while Taylor Swift holds steady at #5 with “Cardigan” in addition to moving up 17-7 with “Exile”. This week Swift has 8 songs on the BR250.
2 songs from the top 10 of the last Trending chart splash into the top 25. Bastille moves 33-12 and Billie Eilish 37-17. Right behind her, Miley Cyrus crashes onto the chart at #17 with a her straightforward dance-pop confection “Midnight Sky”, already #2 on the UK airplay chart. UK songstress Raye follows 2 major 2020 hits as a featured vocalist (Regard’s ‘Secrets” and Jax Jones’ “Tequila”) and surges 29-14 with her infectious “Natalie Don’t”. The song just reached the UK top 20 and made it to #5 in Israel.
The final new entry to the top 25, “For Sure” by Baltimore’s Future Islands, is from their forthcoming album “As Long As You Are”. The synth-pop track is currently top 15 on AAA radio. Just missing the top 25 is “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion at #26. It was last week’s #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. I have no words for this song.