ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 12, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: G-Eazy and Halsey may be leading the charge once more, but that won’t stop impacting songs from Post Malone and Thirty Seconds To Mars, as well as a pre-impact track from Camila Cabello, in their quest for pop glory. Here’s what happened during the last impact date of 2017:

“SAME” IS THE NAME: While G-Eazy and Halsey‘s “Him & I” (on Capitol/RCA) holds at #1 on the latest Top 40 radio report this Tuesday, scoring with another 51 adds in its second week, Syco/Epic’s Camila Cabello engages in some early festive fun with this week’s runner-up song, “Never Be The Same”, netting 41 stations. (The hit officially impacts on January 9.) Of course, her new single comes as her last one, the Young Thug-assisted “Havana”, continues its run at the top of the weekly chart. Both singles can be found on her forthcoming self-titled album, due January 12.

Two other reactive tracks in the mix on this week’s report come from Interscope’s Thirty Seconds To Mars and Republic’s Post Malone, the former with “Walk On Water” (26 new stations) and the latter with “I Fall Apart” (25 new stations). The rock group’s latest, coming in fourth place with two other releases, was recently at #1 on the Alternative chart for four weeks. Malone’s song, an album cut from last year that was revived when a live video went viral several months ago, is approaching the top ten on Rhythmic radio. It’s in seventh place among the top ten Most Added songs.

1. G-EAZY & HALSEY, “Him & I” (Capitol/RCA)
2. CAMILA CABELLO, “Never Be The Same” (Syco/Epic)
3. BTS featuring DESIIGNER, “MIC Drop” (BigHit/RED)
4-T. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
4-T. SOFI TUKKER, “Best Friend” (Ultra/in2une)
4-T. THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, “Walk On Water” (Interscope)
7. POST MALONE, “I Fall Apart” (Republic)
8. KENDRICK LAMAR featuring ZACARI, “Love.” (Top Dawg Ent./Aftermath/Interscope)
9. DEMI LOVATO, “Tell Me You Love Me” (Island/Republic)
10. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “Miss You” (Syco/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (December 11-12, 2017)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s the one track impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – “Walk On Water” (Interscope)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Two of this trio’s many big hits from the Alternative airwaves have just missed the top 30 on the Top 40 survey.

Have a great holiday break! The regular Radio Report column returns on January 8.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 10, 2017)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. Trust me, it’s more refreshing than having a dozen Diet Coke beverages per day. Here are this week’s results:

TRES-PASSING ALLOWED: Working its way towards 19,000 plays for next week, “Havana” from Camila Cabello and Young Thug settles just below that spin threshold for the week, but it’s more than enough to grant the single tres semanas (or three weeks) at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart. Once again, Cabello’s biggest solo hit to date is up at most formats, most notably on the Hot AC (12-9) and Spanish (16-14) lists. On Thursday, the performer released a pair of new songs, “Never Be The Same” and “Real Friends”, the latter of which impacts at the format on January 9. (It’s already gaining some traction at the format, but isn’t close to the top 50.) At this point, the song should hold off its nearest competitors to secure a fourth week at the top, but we’ll see if anything changes soon.

One of the other bright spots from this week’s top ten on the CHR chart is the 11-9 move for Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules”, making it her first single to reach the region at the format. The English singer, who first charted here during the fall of 2016, made the top 40 with three other singles, but all three missed the top 20. Of course, this one has already been a huge hit across Europe, reaching #1 in the United Kingdom in August. “New” also appears at #18 on the Hot AC and #43 on the Rhythmic chart, respectively, up on both lists.

IN THE BLINK OF AN “I”: After narrowly missing the top 50 on last week’s published report, G-Eazy and Halsey score a giant debut at #32 on this week’s Top 40 chart with “Him & I”, a single from G-Eazy’s upcoming album The Beautiful & Damned. This hit marks the seventh top 40 entry for G-Eazy and the sixth for Halsey, who rises 4-3 with her own “Bad At Love”. As mentioned on the PGTC Instagram feed, songs with the titles “Him” and “i” have both reached the top 40 at the CHR format, the former single hitting #2 in 1980 for Rupert Holmes, and the latter release hitting #30 in 2014 for an artist who might be mentioned in the next part of our weekly post. Hmmm, wonder who it could be…

Following “Him”, the three additional entries in this week’s top 40 are all collaborations. Climbing from 42-34, “Love.” gives rapper Kendrick Lamar his eighth top 40 hit, while newcomer Zacari has his first. The single is currently at #2 on the Rhythmic survey, while landing one notch lower on the Urban chart. Soaring from 50-38, K-pop septet BTS makes a major splash with their remix of “MIC Drop”, the group’s first top 40 entry and featured artist Desiigner‘s second. The boys are now the first band (but not the first act) based in South Korea to make the top 40, besting the #44 peak of the Akon-assisted “Like Money” by the Wonder Girls from 2012. Finally, moving up 43-40, “I Miss You” adds another top 40 single for Clean Bandit (their fourth) and Julia Michaels (her third). Michaels also has one uncredited top 40 song on which she performed the lead vocal, “Surrender” by Cash Cash, which had a #36 peak in 2015.

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 12/3 – 12/9/17

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…


GREYSON CHANCE – “Low” (Spotify)
Chance’s “Seasons” was noted on the Rewind during the first week of July, but I was really impressed with his track titled “London” from late 2016. “Low” is a solid piano-driven tune for the winter, mixing both soft pop and electronic elements into one nice sound.


JEREMY LOOPS – “Waves” (Spotify)
I’ve been meaning to check out more of Loops’s tracks over the past few years, so when this single was released last Friday, I knew I had to get all over it. Luckily, it’s quite the tune. Co-written with ace songwriter Jake Gosling, “Waves” is a perfect piece of summer.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AVI ON FIRE – “Escape” (SoundCloud)
KATE KAY ES – “Love Too Hard” (SoundCloud)
LIZA ANNE – “Closest To Me” (SoundCloud)
THE BEACH – “Wonderful Christmastime” (SoundCloud)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 10, 2017

“One” four all, and all four “One”.

40. Louis Tomlinson – Miss You
37. James Arthur – Naked | HIGHEST DEBUT

33. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (40)
23. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (30)
14. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (23) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

10. Scott Helman – PDA (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (09) | PEAK: #08
07. The Script – Arms Open (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – New Rules (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (03) | PEAK: #02
03. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (1)
2. U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way (6)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (3)
4. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (2)
5. Why Don’t We – These Girls (4)
6. Serena Ryder – Ice Age (9)
7. Us The Duo – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (7)
8. Tom Walker – Leave A Light On (-)
9. 98 Degrees – Season Of Love (10)
10. Jon McLaughlin – Christmas Time Is Here (But You’re Not) (8)

In The Mix:
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Dashboard Confessional – We Fight
Flagship – Midnight
Hanson – Finally It’s Christmas
Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman
Mainland – I Found God
Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds
Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • The Syco Music family adds two new top 40 entries on my personal chart to their massive string of huge records, as James Arthur‘s “Naked” (#37) and Louis Tomlinson‘s “Miss You” (#40) climb aboard this week. Earlier this year, Arthur had a #10 single on my chart with the international hit “Say You Won’t Let Go”, while Tomlinson’s “Back To You” (a collaboration with Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals) stumbled its way to #21. Arthur’s new track impacts at the Hot AC format on January 15; Tomlinson’s song is already making solid gains in the top 60 at the Top 40 format.
  • Just one week until my Top 100 of 2017! So many great singles from fantastic artists and bands like Adele, Lorde, MUNA and Taylor Swift are all in the mix, and a whole lot more. Check back from December 18-22 for the final results!

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 13, 2009

Breaking into 2009’s best.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 13, 2009…

37. THE FRAY, “Syndicate”
36. JOSHUA RADIN, “I’d Rather Be With You” (re-entry)
27. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now”

Biggest Mover(s):
DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (23-12, eleven spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (up 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

09. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates” (up 1)
Album: The Fall (2009, Blue Note Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. NICKELBACK, “Never Gonna Be Alone” (down 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

07. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Maybe” (up 1)
Album: Everybody (2009, Cabin 24 Records)
Peak: #7

06. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (down 2)
Album: Crazy Love (2009, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Someday” (steady, second week)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. TRAIN, “Hey, Soul Sister” (up 2)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Already Gone” (down 1)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

02. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (up 1)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (steady, third week)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 8, 2017

“You” better know this one.

Continuing with those stunning December releases, we frolic through finds of all kinds, from country to folk to pop to rap. With so much to explore, here’s the weekly look at the albums and singles you need to know about this Friday:

LUKE BRYAN – What Makes You Country (iTunes)
Well, it’s no surprise to see this country superstar at the top of his core format’s radio chart with “Light It Up” this week, so it’s a sure thing that Bryan’s latest album will have a strong showing in the marketplace in the coming days. Three of his releases, two studio albums and a compilation, have hit #1 on the Billboard 200 chart during the decade. We’ll see if this becomes his fourth.

BIG SEAN & METRO BOOMIN – Double Or Nothing (iTunes)
Following the release of the 21 Savage-assisted track “Pull Up N Wreck”, which is currently in the top 40 on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts, the duo’s first full-length album together is now in stores. This set also features collaborations with acts like 2 Chainz, Travis Scott and Young Thug. Look for it to be a streaming winner, though it’ll likely sell a little bit as well.

More albums out this week: Anggun‘s 8 (iTunes), Barbra Streisand‘s The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! (Live In Concert) (iTunes), Chris Thile‘s Thanks For Listening (iTunes), K. Michelle‘s Kimberly: The People I Used To Know (iTunes), Walker Hayes‘s boom. (iTunes), The Greatest Showman (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: TBA

More EPs out this week: Dua Lipa‘s Live Acoustic (iTunes), Skrizzly Adams‘s Atlantic City (iTunes), Tom Speight‘s Waiting (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Ain’t That Why”, R3HAB & Krewella (iTunes)
“Arms Open (Benny Benassi x MazZz & Rivaz Remix)”, The Script (iTunes)
“Bedroom Floor (Acoustic)”, Liam Payne (iTunes)
“Before I Found You”, Van William (iTunes)
“Closest To Me”, Liza Anne (iTunes)
“Count To Five”, Rhye (iTunes)
“crash”, EDEN (iTunes)
“Danger”, Migos & Marshmello (iTunes)
“Darts In The Dark (FTAMPA Remix)”, MAGIC! (iTunes)
“Dembow”, Danny Ocean (iTunes)
“Discovery”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Don’t Call”, Lost Kings (iTunes)
“Don’t Say Goodbye”, Aaron Carter (iTunes)
“Dreamer”, Axwell /\ Ingrosso featuring Trevor Guthrie (iTunes)
“Escape”, Avi On Fire (iTunes)
“Face To Face”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Georgie”, POWERS (iTunes)
“Goodlove”, Justine Skye (iTunes)
“Good As Gold”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“House Party (Doorly Afterparty Re-Rub)”, The Knocks & Captain Cuts (iTunes)
“I Could Always”, Le Youth featuring MNDR (iTunes)
“I Do”, Morgan Evans (iTunes)
“I Might”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“I Miss You (Acoustic/BLVK JVCK/Piano Version)”, Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Ins And Outs (Bruno Martini Remix)”, Sofia Carson (iTunes)
“International Blue”, Manic Street Preachers (iTunes)
“Love You Like That (Mark McCabe Remix)”, Dagny (iTunes)
“Low”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“Miss You (Luca Schreiner Remix)”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Never Be The Same” and “Real Friends”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“No Fear”, Rudimental & The Martinez Brothers featuring Donna Missal (iTunes)
“O Holy Night”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“Out Of My Head”, Charli XCX featuring Tove Lo and ALMA (iTunes)
“Personal (Jaded Remix)”, The Vamps featuring Maggie Lindemann (iTunes)
“…Ready For It? (BloodPop Remix)”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“rockstar (Remix)”, Post Malone featuring Nicky Jam and Ozuna (iTunes)
“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”, Frank Sinatra & Seal (iTunes)
“Sober”, G-Eazy featuring Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Space For Us”, Wingtip featuring Youngr (iTunes)
“Stargazing (Orchestral Version/Kaskade Remix)”, Kygo featuring Justin Jesso (iTunes)
“The Way”, HAERTS (iTunes)
“These Girls (Acoustic)”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix)”, HAIM (iTunes)
“Waves”, Jeremy Loops (iTunes)
“Wonderful Christmastime”, The Beach (iTunes)
“YouWouldn’tLikeMeWhenI’mAngry”, Thom Yorke (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Eminem, G-Eazy and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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