Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo & Justin Bieber are all eyeing #1 on the TMN Hot 100 airplay chart
It appears there is a competitive three-way race to the top of the official Australian airplay charts between some of pop music’s heavy-hitters (and all three major labels).
Miley Cyrus (SME), Jason Derulo (WMA) and Justin Bieber (UMA) are all in with a chance to topple producer Joel Corry and MNEK’s ‘Head & Heart’ on the TMN Hot 100 powered by Radio Monitor.
After four consecutive weeks at #1, spins of ‘Head & Heart’ are beginning to slow, which suggests we could see a new #1 in the coming weeks. But who is most likely to claim the summit?
Cyrus’ ‘Midnight Sky’ climbs one spot to #2 this week, with airplay on 71 stations, while Derulo’s ‘Take You Dancing’ is up three frames to #3, with airplay on 63 stations. The new bop from Bieber – ‘Holy’ featuring Chance The Rapper – jumps from #11 to #5, with airplay on 95 stations in just its second charting week at radio.
Also in the Top 10 is Kygo’s take on the Tina Turner classic ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’, which remains steady at #4, as Keith Urban and P!nk’s ‘One Too Many’ rises four frames to #6.
Based on trending data from Radio Monitor, Derulo and Bieber are the ones to watch. But expect a high debut from Ariana Grande next week after Friday’s radio service of ‘positions’.
While Universal Music has more hits in the Top 10 than its rivals, Sony Music continues to dominate with record market share in the Hot 100 (43.11%) and coveted Hot 40 (47.74%).
Australian artists aren’t getting much of a look in at commercial radio, however.
There are only six songs from Aussie acts in the Hot 40 this week. They come from local hitmakers Urban, Sia, Amy Shark, Sam Fischer and two entries from Guy Sebastian.
The good news is there are three Aussie bands reaching for a Hot 40 breakthrough: AC/DC’s ‘Shot In The Dark’ (#45), Eskimo Joe’s ‘Say Something’ (#46), and The Rubens’ ‘Time Of My Life’ (#55).
TMN Hot 100 powered by Radio Monitor
#1. Joel Corry x MNEK – ‘Head & Heart’ (NEON/UMA)
#2. Miley Cyrus – ‘Midnight Sky’ (SME)
#3. Jason Derulo – Take You Dancing (WMA)
#4. Kygo x Tina Turner – ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ (SME)
#5. Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper – ‘Holy’ (UMA)