AWAL First: Week of July 23rd

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Each day, music flows through AWAL’s pipelines and enters digital retailers around the world. Our AWAL First playlist flags every week’s top performers, spotlighting tracks that are making quick impacts. Because every release offers lessons and insights, we’ll take a closer look at these week’s AWAL First tracks: “Tell Me It’s Ok” by R3HAB and Waysons, “Four Leaf Clover” by The Kooks and “You Say” by Sarah Close .


  1. “Tell Me It’s Ok” by R3HAB and Waysons

R3HAB and Waysons turned everyday reassurance into a club-ready electronic collab on “Tell Me It’s Ok.” 326,099 listeners liked what they heard, streaming it 467,491 times.  

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Spotify showed lots of love to “Tell Me It’s Ok,” offering international New Music Friday support, and Apple Music held it down with A-List: Dance and Best of the Week placements.

AWAL Insights™: R3HAB and Waysons’ joint effort has resonated with listeners in the 18-24 and 25-34 cohorts, contributing to 80 percent of all streams.

  1. “Four Leaf Clover” by The Kooks

Thanks to 204,731 fans, indie rock group The Kooks have accumulated 287,455 spins and counting on their new song “Four Leaf Clover.” The single offers yet another promising glimpse at their forthcoming album Let’s Go Sunshine.

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The Kooks enjoyed a victory lap on Spotify’s New Music Friday circuit, making waves in UK, Germany, Brazil, Mexico and more.  

AWAL Insights™: Editorial playlists are driving 50 percent of streams on Apple Music and 77 percent of streams on Spotify.

  1. “You Say” by Sarah Close

40,213 listeners have driven 141,779 streams of Sarah Close’s original song “You Say,” an anti-ex single tailor-made for late-night sing alongs.  

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AWAL Insights™: 8,466 people have streamed “You Say” more than 9,500 times on Spotify’s New Music Friday UK playlist,

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