There are three HitPredictors at Top 40 this week, including two big collaborations. Ludacris' collaboration with Usher and David Guetta, "Rest of My Life," was named a HitPredictor at Rhythmic last week and this week he earns HitPredictor honors at Top 40. Will.i.am's collaboration with Britney Spears, "Scream and Shout," was an immediate Developing Hit last week, due to strong early airplay gains, and this week it's a HitPredictor. Similarly, One Direction's "Little Things" was a Developing Hit last week at Top 40 and this week it is a HitPredictor.
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.