Lots of HitPredictors this week as the labels step up their releases for the fourth quarter. Established artists dominate as Ke$ha, Rihanna and Bruno Mars are all HitPredictors at Top 40 with the first singles from their upcoming albums. Look for these and other multi-format superstar releases such as the new single from Adele from the upcoming James Bond film, "Skyfall," to dominate radio in the coming months.
These charts show new releases that tested with hit potential prior to airplay, ranked in order of current weekly Mediabase airplay detections.
Every week we track songs before and after they become Hitpredictors, and we call them our Sleepers and Developing & Proven Hits. "Developing Hits" are a select number of songs that show early research potential, or strong upward spin moves at the stations they are played at. "Proven Hits" are songs that show Top 10 research and/or Top 10 spins at multiple key stations in a format.