Radio embraces new music as 10 tracks debut on the Hot 100
The number of debuts on this week’s Aussie airplay chart has climbed into double digits for the second consecutive week.
Ten new tracks enter the chart for the first time on the TMN Hot 100 powered by Radio Monitor, after eleven fresh tunes debuted last week.
Perry lands at #46, and is joined on the chart by new releases from NZ acts Six60 and Drax Project, legendary producer and DJ Tiesto, and the return of Selena Gomez.
Selena Gomez returns to the Hot 100 with ‘Lose You To Love Me’
We may be deep into a stage of the music cycle dominated by Adult Contemporary formats and older tunes in radio, but signs of light at the end of the tunnel may be starting to surface. In addition, it appears the re-emergence of older tracks on the chart and sizable numbers of debuts may not be mutually exclusive.
There’s plenty of Aussies making their bow this week too. Flight Facilities team up with Aloe Blacc to emerge at #58 with ‘Better Than Ever’, while ‘Paradise’ by Golden Features & The Presets impacts at #66. Kingswood (‘Say You Remember at #94) and Last Dinosaurs (‘FMU’ at #93) also find themselves making their debuts with new tracks.
Last Dinosaurs new release ‘FMU’ debuts on the Hot 100
The ongoing influence of AC, rock and classic hits formats across Aussie radio isn’t hard to see, with the above debuts come alongside several chart re-entries by classic tracks including Kings Of Leon’s ‘Sex On Fire’ (#89) and Bryan Adams’ ‘Summer Of ’69’ (#99).
The lower end of the Hot 100 also includes several older tracks that have spent several weeks on the chart, with tunes by Toto, Simple Minds, Rick Springfield and The Cranberries.