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The Radar: This Week's Tunes You Need To Know - July 7

7 July 2023 | 12:00 pm | Staff Writer

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

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This week on Spotify and Apple Music, Dave & Central Cee continue to dominate with Sprinter, with Morgan Wallen's Last Night, David Kushner's Daylights and Luke Combs' Fast Car still bringing up the rear guard. The big mover this week is Taylor Swift's Cruel Summer which has taken a leap up to the third most streamed song off the back of the ticket frenzy of last week. A late-week dash from Olivia Rodrigo's vampire shows that it's another bona fide smash for the Good 4 U hitmaker that can seemingly do no wrong. 

In their respective new music lists (New Music Friday and New Music Daily), Apple Music and Spotify have both thrown their weight behind Tkay Maidza and Flume's Silent Assassin, which could be the breakthrough Maidza needs. 

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Both DSPs are also fans of Dominic Fike and Weezer's collab Think Fast and Gretta Ray and Maisie Peters' America Forever

On the Aussie front, Apple Music has chosen to give their roses to bella amor's does it get boring, Betty Taylor's Fuck You and DJ Seinfeld and Confidence Man's collab Now U Do. Spotify has given a cheeky wink to Tash Sultana and BJ The Chicago Kid's Bitter Lovers, Golden Features and Rromarin's Yield and Hayden James & Bob Moses' Do You Want Me


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Another week at #1 for Ed Sheeran's Eyes Closed on Australian radio, with Luke Combs' Fast Car a very close second and Post Malones' Chemical nipping at their heels on the Radio Monitor Hot 50

This week Nova threw their support behind Olivia Rodrigo's vampire and gave Aussie Dean Lewis a valuable day add for his collaboration with Julia Michaels. American rapper Doechii also got a nod on nights. 

The Hit Network and Kiis have also backed Rodrigo and are also toying with Dean Lewis, at least enough to propel both into the hot 50 in its first week, which is no mean feat. Great to see Amy Shark holding strong as the second most-heard Australian song on the radio with Can I Shower At Yours, just behind Kylie's Padam Padam. A pity that there are 15 internationals all getting heard more than all of them,  but perhaps Dean, Amy and Kylie can see some growth in the coming weeks. 

Over on triple j, the most heard tunes this week include Peggy Gou's (It Goes Like) Nanana, Doja Cat's Attention, and..... another badge for Olivia Rodrigo's vampire. The Aussie tracks spinning the hardest include Confidence Mans' On And On (Again) and Lime Cordiale's Imposter Syndrome


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Hear the big new country tunes of the week on the Countrytown Hot Country Hits Playlist.

Over on the Countrytown Hot 50 airplay chart, there's another switch at the #1 position, with Jelly Roll taking the top spot with Need A Favour. Casey Barnes' Boy Like Me makes a play for the top, though, crashing into the top 10 at #2. 

In new music this week, Spotify has gotten behind Lily Grace with a guernsey in New Music Friday for Bet On Us and Hurricane Fall's Hoedown, Hudson Rose's Rules of Breaking Up and HUTCH's Heartbreak Hotel

Apple Music has also fallen for Hudson Rose's Rules of Breaking Up and is also loving Fix You Too from Megan Moroney, Brad Butcher's A Little Luck and Fanny Lumsden's Ugly Flowers