The Lumineers' "Ho Hey," already at #3 on the Alternative chart, is quickly crossing over to other formats. The single was named a HitPredictor last week for Hot AC and this week it's a HitPredictor at Top 40. And new Disney/Hollywood star Bridgit Mendler's "Ready or Not," last week's Top 40 Sleeper, due to early activity at some key stations, now earns its HitPredictor stripes at Top 40. Among the other artists named HitPredictors in a busy week are Brandy at Rhythmic, in a major return to the charts, and the brand new single from Kelly Clarkson's forthcoming album, Greatest Hits-Chapter 1, at Hot AC.
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.