May the Fourth be With You. On Star Wars Day this year, we have four milestones. Fours everywhere.
Canaan Smith first gained some level of fame on The Amazing Race. It didn’t really kick-start his career, but maybe it opened a few doors. That was way back in Season 15 (we are on Season 26) back in 2009. But, he has kept slogging at it and even got a song to appear near the bottom of the Country chart a few years ago. He’s finally served notice with his latest single, “Love You Like That”. Singles from new artists on Country move at a fairly glacial pace and “Love You Like That” was released back in July of last year. It just this week reached the top 15. Can it reach top 10? Can he follow it up?
Fifth Harmony has also spent some time looking for a top echelon single that will finally break them. These girls have always had a strong following in Social Media, but the Radio Program Directors haven’t followed along. “Worth It” is their biggest succes to date. Can it finally move them from almost stars to stars? It’s gone top 20 on Pop and is in the top 30 on Rhythmic. “Sledgehammer” and “Boss” stalled at 21 and 37 respectively on Pop.
Also on Pop and looking to solidify his success is Adam Lambert. Adam Lambert’s biggest previous success was his second single “Whattaya Want from Me” from his debut album, but since then he struggled to find a big hit on his second album, switched labels and been out of the radio limelight for a little while. His foray back to new music after his successful tour with Queen is “Ghost town” and radio is welcoming him back. The song hit two milestones going top 40 on HAC and debuting on Pop (after going for adds on the format last week).
“Ghost Town”: ^39 HAC (50); ^48 Pop (63)
“Love You Like That”: ^15 Country (17)
Carly Rae Jepsen:
“I Really Like You”: ^33 Pop (39)
“Little Toy Guns”: ^11 Country (11)
“Gonna Wanna Tonight”: ^34 Country (34)
“Through All of It”: ^22 CAC (24)
“More Than You Think I Am”: 15 CAC (15)
“Ghost”: ^15 AC (14)
“Worth It” f. Kid Ink: ^25 RHY (29); ^18 Pop (22)
“Tears Fall”: ^46 HAC (46)
“Heartbeat Song”: 7 HAC (7); ^2 AC (3)
“Press On”: ^27 CAC (25)
“Night Changes”: 16 HAC (12); 24 AC (23)
“Nobody Love”: 23 Pop (20); ^32 HAC (33)
Note: Numbers indicate position on the chart while numbers in brackets indicate the position on the chart the
previous week. The “^” (aka “a bullet”) indicates that a song gained spins since last week.
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This is the daily numbers thread for Monday. Stats collected on Monday morning.