Singles Report: Liam Payne, Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris
In this week’s Australian Singles Report, Sam Smith takes over the top spot on the TMN Hot 100 and Peking Duk leads a blow-out week of radio additions, but it’s the host of killer new singles that take center stage at commercial radio.
Liam Payne – ‘Bedroom Floor’ | EMI
‘Bedroom Floor’ will look to continue Liam Payne’s exceptional form on the Hot 100. ‘Strip That Down’ ft. Quavo enjoyed six uninterrupted weeks at #1. Follow up track ‘Get Low’ with Zedd only got as far as #29 on the chart, but we predict ‘Bedroom Floor’ to go much further at radio.
Taylor Swift – ‘Gorgeous’ | UMA
And then there’s ‘Gorgeous’, Taylor Swift’s third cut off her forthcoming album Reputation. The track has a distinctively different vibe to lead single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’, sporting a fun and flirty vibe that harks back to 2014’s ARIA Diamond album 1989.
Calvin Harris – ‘Faking It’ ft. Kehlani & Lil Yachty | SME
Calvin Harris brings ‘Faking It’ to the table with a duo of features including Kehlani and Lil Yachty. The Scot’s Hot 100 record is unmistakable, boasting four #1 singles on the chart, the most recent being 2016’s ‘This Is What You Came For’ ft. Rihanna.
Justin Bieber & Bloodpop – ‘Friends’ ft. Julia Michaels | DEF/REP
After 10 weeks of substantial airplay, Justin Bieber & Bloodpop’s ‘Friends’ is not slowing down just yet. The official rework adds songstress Julia Michaels to the mix as she and Bieber share interchanging lead vocal duties.
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