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Di-rect closes in on The Weeknd

Di-rect's 'Soldier On' is closing in on The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' and climbs from 20th to second place in the SoundAware Airplay Top 20 in May. In some Dutch charts the Dutch band from The Hague already surpassed the Canadian artist on their way to the top position, but in the list of most played tracks on Dutch radio, the singer-songwriter with Ethiopian roots is still is on top.

'Blinding Lights' was featured no less than 758 times on the various public and commercial channels. The perhaps already biggest hit of 2020 is followed closely by Di-rect with 645 plays. Dua Lipa's 'Physical' has been played 605 times, completing the top 3. This is shown by data from SoundAware, the Dutch media monitoring company that tracks, among other things, which music is played on Dutch TV and radio stations.

This is shown by data from SoundAware, the company that registers for the music industry, among other things, what music is played on Dutch TV and radio stations. 'Blinding Lights' continues to be popular with Dutch radio DJs and listeners at home. The track also can be found almost continuously for months in the highest regions of the various charts, but that seems to be changing. Not only Di-rect is closing in, Dutch singer Davina Michelle with her hit single 'Beat Me' is also on the rise. Last month she stormed into Top 20 from nowhere to 6th place with 557 plays.

Six Dutch hits

In addition to the hits by Di-rect and Davina Michelle, the Top 20 also contains four other hit singles by, partly Dutch, artists. For example, we see Racoon's 'Het Is Al Laat Toch' in 12th place, followed by Martin Garrix's 'Drown' with Clinton Kane in sixteenth position. Duncan Laurence (17) and again Martin Garrix (now with Dean Lewis) in twentieth place complete the Dutch contribution.
 
Universal Music is the main supplier and provides no less then eight tracks, followed by Sony Music with seven. Warner Music delivers three hit singles, and Dutch label 8ball two.

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SoundAware Airplay Top 20 - May 2020

1 (1)

The Weeknd

Blinding Lights

Universal Music

2 (20)

Di-rect

Soldier On

8ball Music

3 (4)

Dua Lipa

Physical

Warner Music

4 (9)

Alicia Keys

Underdog

Sony Music

5 (-)

Davina Michelle

Beat Me

8ball Music

6 (16)

Topic feat. A7s

Breaking Me

Universal Music

7 (5)

Robin Schulz

In Your Eyes (feat. Alida)

Warner Music

8 (-)

Dua Lipa

Break My Heart

Warner Music

9 (8)

Kygo, Avicii, Sandro Cavazza

Forever Yours - Avicii Tribute

Universal Music

10 (7)

Alan Walker ft. Ava Max

Alone, pt. II

Sony Music

11 (-)

The Weeknd

In Your Eyes

Universal Music

12 (3)

Racoon

Het Is Al Laat Toch

Sony Music

13 (12)

Jonas Brothers

What A Man Gotta Do

Universal Music

14 (-)

Benee, Gus Dapperton

Supalonely

Universal Music

15 (-)

Saint Jhn

Roses (Imanbek Remix)

Sony Music

16 (-)

Martin Garrix, Clinton Kane

Drown (feat. Clinton Kane)

Sony Music

17 (13)

Duncan Laurence

Love Don't Hate It

Universal Music

18 (10)

Harry Styles

Adore You

Sony Music

19 (15)

Maroon 5

Memories

Universal Music

20 (14)

Martin Garrix ft. Dean Lewis

Used To Love

Sony Music

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