Uncharted: Shawn Mendes, Panic! At The Disco, Mahalia & Snow Patrol
1. Shawn Mendes – ‘In My Blood’ (ISL/UMA)
Shawn Mendes dropped two new singles on Thursday and Friday – ‘In My Blood’ and ‘Lost In Japan’. The former is being pushed to radio – and for good reason, as it shows off Mendes’ pop accessibility that we’ve come to know and love. He’s had three Top 5 singles on the Hot 100 throughout his career, one of them being ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’, which is still circulating in the chart after 44 weeks.
2. Panic! At The Disco – ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night)’ (FBR/WMA)
With the announcement of a new album in June, Nevada outfit Panic! At The Disco are back in their groove with ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night)’. The upbeat track showcases band leader Brendon Urie in all-out pop euphoria as he walks the line between electronica and hip-hop. Panic’s record on the Hot 100 proves they are red hot contenders for Most Added this week.
3. Mahalia ft. Little Simz – ‘Proud Of Me’ (ATL/WMA)
While other singles this week may boast higher profile artists, TMN is backing the new single from Mahalia ft. Little Simz to go far at radio. In a time when urban artists are getting increased recognition at commercial, ‘Proud Of Me’ has a perfect mix of old-school vibes and new-age grooves that should catapult Mahalia to the top.
4. Snow Patrol – ‘Don’t Give In’ (POL/UMA)
Longstanding UK band Snow Patrol have released their first single in over five years. While we don’t expect ‘Don’t Give In’ to reach the heights of ‘Chasing Cars’ (#1) or ‘Hands Open’ (#5), the sheer nostalgia trip of hearing Snow Patrol on the radio again will tempt many MDs to jump right on the track.