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The members of Echosmith used to play covers in their sets to create moments where the audience would sing along. The quartet doesn’t need them anymore. Cool Kids, No. 21 on USA TODAY’s top 40 airplay chart and No. 12 on hot adult contemporary, has sold 464,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. “It’s weird going from throwing in a cover that people knew to all of a sudden having a song that people knew,” says guitarist Jamie Sierota, 21, the oldest of the four siblings that comprise the group.