While “Leave The Door Open “ lost some points last time out, it rebounds 500 points on this chart, retaining its lead for all of April and May. Coldplay is actually on 1 more chart but is 2000 points behind at #2. They will need a bit more ‘higher power’ to challenge for the top spot. Jessie Ware matches the peak of her last single as the groove-tastic “Please” inches up 1 position. Years & Years moves into the top 5 with “Starstruck” while also debuting at #72 with his performance with Elton John at the Brit Awards of “It’s A Sin”. Just ahead of that song, debuting at #71 is another heritage artist, Duran Duran with “Invisible”.
The 2 highest debuts belong to the unstoppable Olivia Rodrigo with “Good 4 U” at #41 and Katy Perry at #44 with “Electric”. Rodrigo should see a big bump on the next chart, most likely joining her song “Déjà vu” (at #7) in the top 10. She is proving to be an interesting artist, not staying in one sonic lane, even if her music is total teenage girl angst. “Brutal”, the lead song on her debut album “Sour”, is starting to impact at Alternative radio (“Déjà Vu” could as well). “Electric” will be featured on the fall release of the “Pokemon 25” album that also will include Post Malone’s version of the Hootie & the Blowfish song “Only Wanna Be With You”.
Moving 35-14, DJ Regard joins forces with Australian Troye Sivan and Canadian Tate McRae on “You”, a song that just entered the U.S. Pop top 20 and UK top 40. At #18, up from 70, is the latest single from Pink, “All I Know So Far”. It is already top 5 in airplay in the UK while surprisingly it hasn’t yet hit the Hot AC chart in the States.
2 female artists that are trying to follow up monster songs also reach the top 25 this week. Elle King scored with “X’s and O’s” in 2014 and her fun top 25 Hot AC collaboration with Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home”), rises 44-24. Alice Merton made her splash in 2016 with the ubiquitous “No Roots”. Her latest, “Vertigo”, moves 38-25 though it is faltering at radio.
The end of May usually sees a number of Eurovision entries impact the BR250. This year’s chart winner is Malta’s “Je Me Casse” From Destiny at #82 but the actual winner of the contest is the rocking “Zitti E Bouni” from Italy’s Maneskin at #233. This one should do quite well on my chart.