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Chart Analysis August 29, 2020

The McClymonts celebrate their 18th Australian country radio #1

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The McClymonts celebrate their 18th Australian country radio #1

Island Records Australia signees, The McClymonts, are ruling country radio again with ‘Free Fall’. The record is also gaining the attention of pop playlists and commercial radio programmers.

The Andy Mak-produced single hit the summit of the TMN Country Hot 50 powered by Radio Monitor this week, making it their second local radio chart-topper of 2020.

The achievement puts Sam, Molly and Brooke McClymont in good company, with fellow Aussies Casey Barnes and Brad Cox having achieved two #1 singles this year.

It’s also the trio’s 18th time reaching the summit of Australian country radio airplay, an achievement Universal Music Australia & New Zealand president George Ash is ready to celebrate.

“I couldn’t be prouder of Sam, Molly and Brooke.  Just getting one #1 is an incredible achievement, but to celebrate their 18th is exceptional,” he told TMN.

“As sisters, they are bigger than the sum of their parts and this is proven by their songwriting artistry, gorgeous vocal harmonies and immense connection with their fans. You know in many ways they are just getting started.”

The siblings previously topped the chart in May with ‘I Got This’ as their latest hit continues a remarkable record by local acts on the chart. No international act has reached #1 this year.

The McClymonts dropped their new album Mayhem To Madness on June 12.

“Thank you radio and the whole Aussie country music industry for your support,” they said.

“Thanks to Robby De Sa who co-wrote this track with us and Andy Mak who produced it – we had heaps of fun working with you both.

“We are overjoyed with another #1, we are so glad you love ‘Free Fall’ as much as we do!”

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift cracks the chart’s Top 10 with ‘cardigan’ (#8), and Hinterland’s ‘Turbulence’ is this week’s highest debut at #29.

‘Typical Bride’ by Cass Hopetoun is flying up the chart, rising 33 frames to #3 in its third week.

Country Hot 50 powered by Radio Monitor

#1. The McClymonts – ‘Free Fall’ (ISL/UMA)

#2. Brad Cox – ‘Drinking Season’ (SME)

#3. Cass Hopetoun – ‘Typical Bride’ (UMA)

#4. Casey Barnes – ‘We’re Good Together’ (IND)

#5. Jasmine Rae – ‘Don’t Do It For The Haters’ (UMA)

Check out the latest Australian airplay charts here.


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