The bad news? Even in the wake of adds from New York’s influential Z100 and KTU, Mr Probz’ “Waves (Robin Schulz remix)” is struggling to gain rapid traction at US pop radio. According to Mediabase, the song received 764 plays over the seven days ending August 22, which represents a soft week-over-week gain of just 24.
The good news? Thanks to the declines of Tiesto’s “Wasted (featuring Matthew Koma)” and Usher’s “She Came to Give it To You,” an opportunity emerged for Mr Probz’ “Waves” to reach the Top 40 on Mediabase’s pop radio airplay chart anyway.
The song’s aforementioned play count of 764 ranked as pop radio’s 40th-largest during the August 16-August 22 window. With nothing hot on its heels, “Waves” should have no issue retaining its Top 40 position on Mediabase’s official chart, which will be published on Sunday based on airplay data between August 17 and 23.
“Waves” landed at #41 on last week’s official chart but was destined to lose ground due to the emergence of Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” (which is already up to #16). The aforementioned–and ongoing–declines of Matthew Koma’s “Wasted” (down from #34 on last week’s official chart to #47 on today’s rolling update) and Usher’s “She Came to Give it To You” (down from #39 on last week’s official chart to #42 on today’s rolling update) accounted for the rise of “Shake it Off” and allowed “Waves” to go Top 40.
Thanks to its penetration in large markets, “Waves” is performing more impressively from an audience standpoint. The song’s impression count of 6.22 million was pop’s 33rd-largest during the seven days ending August 22.