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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Rudimental ft. James Arthur – Sun Comes Up
  • DJ Khaled ft. Calvin Harris, Travis Scott & Jeremih – Don’t Quit
  • Raye – The Line
  • George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now
  • ItaloBrothers – Summer Air

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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Jax Jones ft. Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don – Introduction
  • DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
  • Ofenbach – Be Mine
  • Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – Feels
  • John Gibbons – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Little Mix ft. Machine Gun Kelly – No More Sad Songs
  • Just Us – Cloudbusting
  • Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
  • Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean & Migos – Slide
  • Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – Swalla

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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Calvin Harris – My Way
  • Emeli Sandé – Hurts
  • Aminé – Caroline
  • Hailee Steinfeld ft. Grey & Zedd – Starving
  • James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go

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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Bastille – Good Grief
  • Maggie Rogers – Alaska
  • Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
  • Martin Jensen – All I Wanna Do
  • Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris – Hype

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This week’s playlist features five tracks by artists who have enlisted a little help from their friends to make their next hit.

Tracklisting:

  • Sigma ft. Labrinth – Higher
  • Dimitri Vegas ft. Julian Perretta – Body Talk (Mammoth)
  • LuvBug ft. Mark Asari – Revive (Say Something)
  • Calvin Harris ft. Haim – Pray To God
  • Usher ft. Juicy J – I Don't Mind

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This week's playlist features five new dance tracks featuring singers who are known in their own right.

Tracklisting:

  • The Magician ft. Years & Years – Sunlight
  • Calvin Harris ft. John Newman – Blame
  • Steve Angello ft. Dougy from The Temper Trap – Wasted Love
  • Alesso ft. Tove Lo – Heroes
  • Luvbug ft. Talay Riley – Resonance

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This week's Future Hits playlist features five new singles by British male artists that I think could be big hits.

Tracklisting:

  • Sigma – Nobody To Love
  • Calvin Harris – Summer
  • Tourist ft. Will Heard – I Can’t Keep Up
  • Sam Smith – Stay With Me
  • Joel Compass – Forgive Me

I’ve set myself a challenge to analyse the highest new entry to the UK singles chart top 10 each week. This week it’s yet another Q4 dance smash…

#1 – Calvin Harris & Alesso ft. Hurts – Under Control

This year there’s been a lot of talk (mainly from Popjustice) about Q4, the music industry term for the fourth quarter of the year. This is supposed to be the season where the chart is dominated by the big comeback singles, novelty songs, Christmas songs, wintery ballads, covers, songs from adverts… but instead, the biggest hits of the past few weeks have been dance tracks. Animals by Martin Garrix, Look Right Through by Storm Queen, and now Under Control by Calvin Harris and friends. No matter how many TV adverts, tabloid stories and X Factor performances their Q4 priority acts amass, the labels are having difficulty competing with the power of the dancefloor.

Calvin Harris on his own is a big enough name to sell a song with even the slightest positive qualities, but Under Control is a three-pronged attack. While Calvin, known outside the dance music scene, ticks the mainstream box, Alesso appeals to electro geeks as an established but less well-known Swedish producer. Then there’s Theo Hutchcraft of Hurts, who contributes his distinctive vocals and supreme songwriting talent, plus a level of credibility to win over dance music sceptics. Sheep, geeks and musos all catered for in one song! Even the video manages to merge all three elements, interspersing footage of skimpily-dressed models partying with Calvin and Alesso DJing and Theo looking thoughtful and emotional. The labels who think following a formula that’s been around for 20 years is the way to win a Q4 hit need to catch up to 2013.

Come back next Monday to read my thoughts on the highest new entry in the top 10. Could it be Avicii, All About She, Afrojack, Jason Derulo or someone else entirely? Tweet me your predictions now!


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This week’s Future Hits playlist features five collaborations between artists from different countries.

Tracklisting:

  • Iggy Azalea ft. T.I. – Change Your Life
  • Dizzee Rascal ft. will.i.am – Something Really Bad
  • Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont ft. Malin – Safe With You
  • Tinie Tempah ft. John Martin – Children Of The Sun
  • Alesso & Calvin Harris ft. Theo Hutchcraft – Under Control