Week of February 8th

HitPredictor Picks:
Ariana Grande - break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored
Ariana Grande - bad idea
Ariana Grande - NASA
Meghan Trainor - I'M DOWN
Khalid, Disclosure - Talk
The Chainsmokers, 5SOS - Who Do You Love

Honorable Mentions:
Kim Petras ft. Lil Aaron - Homework
Greyson Chance - Shut Up

Any song written or produced by Max Martin on New Music Friday is automatically chosen. Max Martin is listed as a writer and producer on the first two Ariana Grande singles. NASA is somewhat of a novelty song, but it was flagged by HitPredictor and the vocal melody and performance on the verse are strong. Side note: it sounds like Tayla Parx (one of NASA's writers) may be singing lead vocals on a few of the verse lyrics ("Arms Tonight", "Warm Tonight"). Although the Meghan Trainor song I'M DOWN did not appear on New Music Friday, I ran her whole EP through HitPredictor since it is a new release by an artist with multiple entries on the Hot 100. This may be a long bet since Epic Records appears to be promoting other songs on the EP more heavily. Both the Khalid and Chainsmokers songs were flagged by HitPredictor based on previous chart performance.