Chart Analysis August 15, 2020

Topic nabs radio’s top song as Brad Cox notches another country #1

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Topic nabs radio’s top song as Brad Cox notches another country #1
Topic, Brad Cox

German producer Topic has put an end to Brando’s 10-week run atop the TMN Hot 100 powered by Radio Monitor, with his A7S team-up ‘Breaking Me’ the #1 song at radio this week.

The track goes atop the chart in its 19th charting week.

It’s the first #1 at Australian radio for the DJ, and comes in the same week he signed to Aussie talent agency Lucky Ent. who plan to bring the hitmaker down under 2021.

That’s not the only shake-up to the Top 10 this week, as NZ artist Jawsh claims the #2 spot with Jason Derulo and their TikTok hit ‘Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)’.

The Weekend’s former #1 hit ‘Blinding Lights’ jumps back into the Top 10 this week, and has now spent 37 weeks on the chart.

The highest debut goes to Sam Smith for ‘My Oasis’ ft. Burna Boy which lands at #43.

The Country Hot 50 also has a new #1 song for the first time in over a month, as Sony Music’s Brad Cox rises to the peak for the second time in his career.

‘Drinking Season’ is also his second #1 in 2020, following ‘Give Me Tonight’ which submitted the chart in January.

Meanwhile, the latest single from The McClymonts rises to #2, as ‘Free Fall’ enters its third week.

Another familiar face has resurfaced on the chart this week, as Taylor Swift debuts at #31 with ‘cardigan’ from her recent surprise album folklore.

It’s the second time in less than a year that Swift has impacted the chart, after ‘Lover’ in September 2019 became her first charting country single as a lead artist since 2014’s ‘Love Story’.

TMN Hot 100 powered by Radio Monitor

#1. Topic ft. A7S – ‘Breaking Me’ (UMA)

#2. Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo – ‘Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)’ (SME)

#3. Brando – ‘Look Into My Eyes’ (HUSSLE)

#4. Sia – ‘Together’ (ATL/WMA)

#5. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – ‘Rain On Me’ (IGA/UMA)

Check out the latest Australian airplay charts here.

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