Hi friends! We are back after taking Martin Luther King, Jr. Day off yesterday! As a result, I am posting the HitPredictor charts today (instead of Monday) and the hidden song contest will most likely start tomorrow and end Friday! Once we get through all these holidays we can finally be back to a normal schedule!!
Anywho, here are this week’s hot HitPredictor chart songs:
Originally Drake had a superstar lineup performing on his second studio album, including Justin Timberlake, but Justin was too involved in acting roles, so leave it to Drake to top that by getting the hottest pop act today, Rihanna featured on “Take Care“, the title track of that album. The song is racing up the charts and it’s a Mainstream Top 40 and Urban HitPredictor this week.
Selena Gomez & the Scene’s “Love You Like A Love Song” is the second single from their third studio album, When the Sun Goes Down. It’s already been a hit around the world in Canada, Russia, Norway and Belgium. Selena basically describes it as “talking about how crazy you are about someone whenever it’s the beginning. It’s the honeymoon stage if you will.” This week it’s a Hot AC HitPredictor.
The video for Chris Brown’s “Strip” released in December opens with a shot of Brown standing on a mountain wearing a winter jacket, cap and shorts. It then switches to a house party where Brown is seen with his shirt off, singing in a room full of people dancing. During the second chorus, Brown and McCall are seen sitting on the edge of a hot tub with girls in bikinis. This week “Strip” is a Rhythmic HitPredictor.
Singer, songwriter and producer Miguel cites musicians Prince, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury, Phil Collins, Donny Hathaway, The Notorious B.I.G. and Kanye West, as well as the band Queen as his influences, in addition to expressing his admiration for Stevie Wonder, John Lennon and Diane Warren. Miguel revealed his desire to have worked with James Brown, whom he considers the “last innovator for me when it comes to soul”. This week his latest “Girls Like You” is an Urban HitPredictor this week.
This week’s HitPredictor at Mainstream AC, “Heartbeat” is the first single from Scars & Stories, the third studio album by Pop alternative rock band The Fray, which went on sale last month.
Blake Shelton is getting ready to be a judge on the sophomore season of the TV series The Voice. “Drink On It” is the 3rd single from his 6th album Red River Blue and it’s a Country HitPredictor.
Belgian-Australian Wally DeBacker, also known as the artist Gotye is finally breaking through in a big way here in the States with his 3rd album Making Mirrors, and it’s first single is “Somebody That I Used To Know“. In is already very well known in Australia, having won their equivalent to the Grammy’s, the Aria awards 5 times. Indie Pop band Fun formed in 2008 and so far their claim to fame has been opening for acts like Paramore and Jack’s Mannequin. Now with their 2nd album, Some Nights on their new label Fueled By Raman, the Fun is ready to explode as their first single “We Are Young” featuring Grammy Winner Janelle Monae hits the charts. Grouplove is back with their 2nd single “Tongue Tied All“, from their first album, Never Trust a Happy Song. All 3 songs are Alternative HitPredictors this week.
This week we have 3 songs as Active Rock HitPredictors. First off, 80s and 90s Alternative legends Jane’s Addiction made a comeback after a 10 year hiatus where its members spent time working with bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Porno For Pyros. The band reformed in 2001 and “Underground” is the 3rd single from the band’s fourth studio album, The Great Escape Artist. Punk rockers Rise Against are back with their sixth studio album Endgame, and “Satellite” is the 3rd single. South Africa’s Seether debuted their current hit “No Resolution” at a live performance at the DuQuoin, IL State Fair.