Here are this week’s HitPredictor Charts. It must be some rough competition out there because this is a short list. It’s hard to be on top!
This week’s Alternative HitPredictor is Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown“, a song that takes its name from the fact that it was inspired by the comic strip “Peanuts”. During the writing and recording sessions of Mylo Xyloto, the song took on other names, such as “Cartoon Heart” and “Cartoon Head”, before eventually being given its current title. The song got its debut on the X Factor when it was confirmed as the 3rd single from the album.
Kelly Clarkson has been confirmed to mentor country singer Blake Shelton’s contestants on the second season of The Voice coming up this month. The title single from her latest album Stronger is this week’s HitPredictor at Mainstream AC.
80s hip-hop group Run DMC’s Rev Run is now getting his son into the business. 16-year-old and lead singer of Mindless Behavior, Diggy Simmons is on the way to his biggest hit with the second single from his first album, Unexpected Arrival. “Do I Like You” is also this week’s sole Rhythmic HitPredictor.
Tyrese is back with his 5th album, Open Invitation and the lead single “Stay” is this week’s sole Urban HitPredictor.
Here and Now is the seventh studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback and the 3rd single from that album is “Lullaby“, which is a Hot AC HitPredictor this week.
Zac Brown Band was winner of the Grammy award for Best New Artist in 2010. They’ve scored 8 straight #1 hits off of their two major label releases, The Foundation and You Get What You Give, and are looking to continue the streak with “No Hurry“, the fifth from their latest album. It’s a Country HitPredictor this week.
The Church of Rock and Roll is the fourth studio album by Cincinnati’s Foxy Shazam, and the first single from it is “I Like It“, released by way of their Facebook page on October 6, 2011 as a free download. Pop Evil’s 2nd single “Boss’s Daughter” certainly appeals to the target audience of Active Rock, with lyrics like “She’s a Loaded Gun…dressed to kill, she’ll put a bullet in your heart just to feel the thrill”. Both singles are Active Rock HitPredictors this week.