Echosmith, One Direction, 5SOS, Shawn Mendes Enter Top 60 at Hot AC Radio

Echosmith [WBR]

Four young acts — three quartets and one solo — enter the Top 60 at hot adult contemporary radio.

The highest-ranking of the bunch is Echosmith’s “Let’s Love.” The song, which received 132 plays during the August 2-8 tracking week (+98), earns the Mediabase Hot AC panel’s #53 position. It was #81 last week.

One Direction’s “Drag Me Down,” which reaches the Top 30 on this week’s pop chart, concurrently rises thirty one places to #54 at Hot AC. It received 123 weekly spins (+93).

5 Seconds of Summer’s Top 20 pop hit “She’s Kinda Hot” is now a Top 60 Hot AC song. Up four places, it grabs #57 on the strength of its 113 weekly plays (+31).

Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” also establishes itself as a Top 60 song. Spun 108 times during the tracking week (+28), it rises four places to #58.

Written by Brian Cantor

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