Empire Of The Sun, Elle King, AudioDamn!, Tori Kelly Join Hot AC Radio’s Top 50

Empire Of The Sun’s 2008 hit “Walking On A Dream” is within striking distance of hot adult contemporary radio’s Top 40 — in 2016.

Spun 305 times during the January 31-February 6 tracking week (+162), “Walking On A Dream” ranks as the Mediabase Hot AC panel’s #41 song. It was last week’s #52 track.

“Walking On A Dream” was brought back onto the radar by Honda’s “The Dreamer” commercial, which ran extensively throughout the NFL playoffs.

Elle King’s “America’s Sweetheart” also joins the Top 50 this week. Up fifteen places, it grabs #47 courtesy its 206 weekly spins (+123).

AudioDamn!’s “Radar” takes #48. The song, which was #53 last week, earned 193 weekly spins (+57).

Tori Kelly’s “Hollow” is the week’s fourth addition to the Top 50. It rises five places to #50 thanks to its 170 weekly spins (+64).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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