Empire Of The Sun, Tori Kelly Enter Hot AC Radio’s Top 60; Elle King Enters Top 70

Thanks to its inclusion in Honda’s “The Dreamer” campaign, Empire Of The Sun’s “Walking On A Dream” is enjoying a second life.

That second life includes an ascent at hot adult contemporary radio.

Spun 143 times during the January 24-30 tracking week, “Dream” ranks as the Mediabase Hot AC panel’s #52 song. It was outside the Top 100 last week.

Tori Kelly’s “Hollow” also advances into the Top 60. Up thirteen places, “Hollow” takes #55 on the strength of its 106 tracking week spins.

New to the Top 70, meanwhile, is Elle King’s “America’s Sweetheart.” While “Under The Influence” is the focus at alternative, it is “Sweetheart” that is making moves at Hot AC. Spun 83 times during the tracking week, the song improves to #62.

Written by Brian Cantor

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