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"Youngblood" is a song recorded by Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer. It was written by Calum Hood, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Ashton Irwin and Luke Hemmings with production handled by Andrew Watt and Louis Bell. The song was released via Capitol Records on 12 April 2018, as the second single from their third studio album of the same name.

"Youngblood" reached massive worldwide success. The song peaked at number one in Australia in May 2018, becoming the band's second number-one single in their home country, spending eight consecutive weeks at the top, and was certified as the number one song in Australia for 2018. It also reached number one in New Zealand, spending four consecutive weeks at the top. It reached the top ten in eleven countries, including number three in Canada, number four in the United Kingdom, and number seven in the United States, becoming their first top 10 single in Canada and the United States. On the radio charts, it became their first number one on United States’ Mainstream Top 40 chart and Adult Pop Songs chart, topping the charts for five consecutive weeks and two consecutive weeks, respectively, and Canada's Contemporary Hit Radio/Top 40 Airplay chart, topping the chart for four consecutive weeks."Youngblood" has rebounded back up the Radio Airplay Chart, thanks to the Hit Network. The single moves back up 28 spots to #56 thanks to an 35.5% rise in spins across the entirety of Nova. The Hit Network boosted their spins by +23.3% nationally. "Youngblood" is this Weeks, Greatest Gainer moving up 28 places from #84 to #56.

 

Aussie quartet leaves the boy band aesthetic behind with glitzy new album

 

I’m not convinced 5 Seconds of Summer is ever going to break the boy band stigma, but damn if they aren’t giving it the old college try. Youngblood, the band’s third studio album, was released on June 15 and shows us a band back from the dead and ready to change things up.

 

This is a group that went from modest YouTube fame to a Beatles-esque frenzy on the coattails of One Direction at their cultural peak. With the untimely hiatus of 1D came the disappearance of 5SOS, a band run ragged by their own fame (and an insane touring schedule).

 

What reemerged in late 2017 is a band trying something new. Having spent the better part of two years relaxing, the band also spent extensive studio time with various producers to create a departure from their previous catalogue of cheeky, hooky pop-punk.

 

The result is a band I almost don’t recognize. Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin became household names on the cusp of their early 20s and it showed. However, the quartet that took the stage for their comeback tour is different. A little scruffier, a little more reserved but also clearly having fun- maybe even more so than their days of worldwide stadium tours.

 

I was enormously impressed with the quality of the sound, despite the effort to drown it in a schizophrenic light show. Drummer Irwin clearly spent the last few years learning how to beat the hell out of his kit and he bashed away like there was no tomorrow. He’s also the band’s dedicated stage spokesperson and his banter and antics livened up the breakneck pace of the band’s set.

 

The comeback tour’s setlist only had 13 songs but it was a nice teaser for what promises to be a much larger-scale fall tour. 5SOS is now a band ready to take the leap into a career full of even more potential than before. The 1D generation is growing up and they are ready to continue growing with them. Don’t dismiss them out of hand- 5SOS are back, better than ever and very much here for the long haul.

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"Sacrifice" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter the Weeknd. It was released to contemporary hit radio through XO and Republic Records on January 7, 2022, as the second single from his fifth studio album Dawn FM. The song was written by the Weeknd, Daniel Lopatin, Max Martin, Oscar Holter, Carl Nordström, Kevin Duane Mccord, and the Swedish House Mafia, and was produced by the latter alongside the Weeknd, Martin, and Holter. The Weeknd's "Sacrifice" has the big spin's for its first week of airplay, gaining +15.1% (99 spins). Hit Network contributed 49 spins, while Nova stations upped their support by 50 spins across five metro stations."Sacrifice" is this Weeks, Hot Debut at #47.

The Weeknd went high-concept with Dawn FM, the new album that arrived today, January 7th — and it worked. The radio station storyline is tinged with an air of sadness, and the commitment to the bit feels perfectly paired with the artist’s penchant for ’80s sounds.

“Sacrifice,” the artist’s next single, is more of the irresistible fare for which The Weeknd has become known. He knows how to keep things interesting, pulling off homages that don’t feel outdated, and re-tooling throwback sounds for the present day.

Abel’s wavy vocals sound right at home here. The production is bouncy and bright, making “Sacrifice” stand out in an album packed with earworms (like the also fantastic “How Do I Make You Love Me”). Something The Weeknd excels at, though, is weaving heavier themes into deceptively bright tracks, and “Sacrifice” is no exception. “I hold you through the toughest parts/ When you feel lik? it’s the end/ ‘Cause life is still worth living,” he promises.

In the chorus, though, where he declares that he doesn’t want to sacrifice anything for his lover’s approval, he shows a reversal of the themes presented in this album’s predecessor, After Hours, and even seems to show some acceptance towards the idea of being on his own.

Whether heading into this album ready to peel back the many layers it contains or looking for a track to kick off Friday, “Sacrifice” is the perfect starting point.
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Hot Debut
Greatest Gainer
Overpass Graffiti
Ed Sheeran
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Budjerah | WMA
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4 I Hate U
SZA | SME
5 Fine By Me
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6 You Belong
The Presets | UMA
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10 Seventeen Going Under
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3 Truth Juice
Della Harris | Check Label Services
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5 My Old Friend
Gina Jeffreys & Tania Kernaghan | IND
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Alice Benfer | IND
7 Lying Next To You
Alan & Trace | Blue Shamrock Music
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Jayne Denham | Check Label Services
9 Still The One
Adam Brand | ABC
10 Small Hometown
Willow | Check Label Services
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1 Love Tonight
SHOUSE | IND
2 Stay
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber | SME/UMA
3 Dreams
Jolyon Petch | IND
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Vance Joy | WMA
5 Glow
Jessica Mauboy | WMA
6 GROWING UP IS
Ruel | SME
7 Cloudy Day
Tones And I | SME
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Dean Lewis | UMA
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Guy Sebastian | SME
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5 Seconds Of Summer | IND
Choir
Guy Sebastian
Talk About
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Adele
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Lasting Lover
Sigala & James Arthur
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Holey Moley
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Molly Millington
Sacrifice
The Weeknd
Hot Debut
Love Me Right
Gretta Ray
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When I'm Gone
Alesso & Katy Perry
Human
John Summit ft. Echoes
Wash My Sorrows Away
Budjerah
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Sam Fender
Headphones
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No Choice
Tame Impala