BLAKE LEWIS’ “HEARTBREAK ON VINYL” IS BURNING UP THE BILLBOARD DANCE CHARTS

Seattle Times

Add another accolade to Seattle’s “City of Music” status. Blake Lewis’ latest single, “Heartbreak on Vinyl,” has hit Number 1 on two Billboard charts: last month the Dance/Club Play Chart and, this week, the Hot Dance Airplay Chart. Lewis, an “American Idol” is the first Seattleite and first “Idol” contestant to achieve the double honor. The Club Play Chart is especially auspicious, a ranking based on a weekly poll of tastemaking dance-club DJs across the country. It has a heavy influence on the Airplay Chart, which tallies radio plays from five stations monitored around the clock. “Heartbreak on Vinyl” opens with lines alluding to his hometown and its record shops: “The Easy Street is empty/The silence of the sound.” “It’s completely about Seattle,” Lewis says, “the silence of Puget Sound, all these great record stores, Sonic Boom, Easy Street, Platinum. All these places I shopped at my whole life.”

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