TKR HOT HITS CHART: SUMMER ISN’T OVER YET, AS 5SOS TAKE TOP

Aussie band 5 Seconds Of Summer take over the top spot on this weeks’ TKR Hot Hits PowerTraxx chart, as “Youngblood” surges up to #1 for the week ending September 1 2018.  How long they can hold onto the top spot remains to be seen, with Jesse Kinch‘s incredible ballad “How Do I Reach You (The Last Veil)” nipping at 5SOS’ heels in the runner up position, and the continuing to surge Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani with “Done For Me” at #4. Luke Mitrani falls to #3 with “Walk On The Moon” this week after two weeks in the top spot. Speaking of surging as I was a moment ago, it took TEN WEEKS for Gromee to really cut loose – after slowly making his way up the chart to the top 20 two weeks ago, but “Light Me Up” featuring Lukas Meijer continues to push hard for the top, moving from 10-6 this week, while Dalton Cyr‘s ballad “Fragile Unbreakable Girl” also moves up four from 9-5 this week.

Lower down on the chart, the big story is Cher – her cover of ABBA classic “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”, the first single from her forthcoming all-ABBA covers album “Dancing Queen“,  blasts onto the chart at #61, and is already looking like her biggest hit since “Believe” and “Strong Enough” nearly 20 years ago. She also hangs in the lower reaches of the chart with “Fernando” from “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” with actor Andy Garcia, moving up 72-69 this week.

Another huge pop happening is the second-highest debut this week, Evie Clair‘s “57 Seconds“; this gutwrenching tribute to her late father, who passed during Clair’s run on “America’s Got Talent” in 2017, will hit you hard, and if you’re not crying by the end of it when you hear it for the first time, you should go back to Vulcan. This 14-year-old has talent oozing out of her soul and I think this could be one of the biggest TKR hits going into the fall. The entire album is full of potential singles and could set Clair on a path that could see her becoming a strong chart competitor to AGT 2016 winner Grace VanderWaal, who has been all over the TKR charts in the past 18 months.

Check out the entire chart right here!

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