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The Radar: This Week's Tunes You Need To Know - July 14

14 July 2023 | 10:12 am | Stephen Green

This week's tracks that should be on your radar.

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The Music breaks down the top performers and the breaking new music you need to be across. 

Hear the big new tunes of the week now on The Music Hit List.


On DSPs, today’s priorities are obvious, with the rare occurrence of Spotify’s New Music Friday and Apple’s New Music Daily agreeing on the top four tunes. 

Apple has chosen Billie Eilish’s What Was I Made For from the Barbie soundtrack to lead its list, while Spotify has gone Aussie with Troye Sivan’s dancefloor banger Rush. Third and fourth on both are Post Malone’s Overdrive and Genesis Owusu’s Tied Up! 

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Other tracks in the top ten of both services include Angie McMahon’s Letting Go, Shouse’s Your Love and Lauren Spencer Smith’s Bigger Person

On the Spotify Charts, Dave & Central Cee’s Sprinter and Olivia Rodrigo’s vampire are locked in a fierce battle (Olivia holds the weekly chart, Dave has the daily). Keep an eye on Nicki Minaj’s Barbie World and Gunna’s fukumean, which are both seeing good gains. 

Apple Music’s listeners are still giving big props to Morgan Wallen at #1 (just ahead of Dave) and have a bigger affection for Taylor Swift, with Tay Tay taking out half of the top 20.


Across to radio, Nova has doubled down on Taylor Swift this week, adding ‘various’ songs from Speak Now (Taylor’s Edition), a flex that few artists could pull off on a commercial station. Nova Brisbane is also giving some spot play love to some new Aussie tunes, with GenesFlirt and Brad Cox’s Last Time Last getting some spins. Genes is the music project of Nova’s Aus Music Show host Maddy Rowe and forget nepotism; it’s a total banger. 

Kiis has also given Taylor Swift some love with Cruel Summer going ATB along with a host of other tracks in a big week for new tunes, including Sheppard’s Daylight, Harry Styles’ Satellite (the 24th single from that record, surely?) and Olivia Rodrigo’s vampire, giving her a clear radio closeout… not surprising for the ARIA #1 song in the country. Kiis have also doubled down on the collabs, with Becky Hill & Lewis Thompson’s Side Effects, Dean Lewis & Julia MichaelsIn A Perfect World and Pitbull & Lil Jon’s Jumpin also heading ATB. 

The Hit Network has played it safer this week with Ed Sheeran & Luke Comb’s Life Goes On and David Kushner’s Daylight getting a gurnsey ATB on Fox and Taylor Swift’s Cruel Summer and Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding’s Miracle on national drive. B105 is on Ed and Olivia Rodrigo.

The Radio Monitor Hot 50 has Ed Sheeran’s Eyes Closed still wedged into the #1 position, with Taylor Swift continuing to push forward. Universal have had a great week with a 42% market share figure, while Sony and Warner are fighting each other around the 23% mark. Nearly 12% of airplay in the Hot 50 comes from indies. Full market share stats are available to Radio Monitor subscribers


Over in country music land, the Countrytown Hot 50 has Jelly Roll at the top for a second week with Need A Favour. Big moves on the chart from Josh Setterfield’s Life Ain’t So Bad hit the top 20 for the first time, and debuts from Andrew Swift, Loren Ryan, Christie Lamb, Carrie Underwood, Ashleigh Dallas and Josie

Spotify’s Fresh Country is giving new music love this week to tracks, including Cassidy Rae’s One More Song, Troy Kemp’s Lake Rules, Kaylens Rain’s One Song Brings You Back, and Tori Darke’s Feelin’ It.

Over at Apple, Mickey Guyton and Kane Brown’s newie Nothing Compares To You (nah, it’s not that one), Morgan Wade’s 80s Movie, Hayley Jensen’s Rock Bottom, Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham’s Fly By Night all get a nod on New Music Daily