ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 11, 2018)

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: will the year end on a broken heart? Well, only in song title, that is. Before the holiday freeze hits, time to do our thing and add ’em up:

HEART OF THE HOLIDAYS: Not much is changing around these parts this week, as “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” stays at #1 on the adds report at the format for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus, picking up another 49 new stations. Much of the rest of the top ten is filled with familiar names, including Ava Max, Zara Larsson and more. The former’s first chart release, which finishes in second place, has 21 new stations for the week. All three records are now in the top 40 and moving up.

Keep an eye on Lauren Daigle‘s song “You Say”, a chart-topper on the Christian AC list that’s well into the top 20 on the national Hot AC survey. It impacts at the Top 40 format on January 15 and ties for tenth place this week with 11 new stations.

The first impact date of 2019 is scheduled for January 8: so far, Sabrina Carpenter‘s single “Sue Me” will be officially headed for adds at the format that Tuesday following some early action in the past few weeks. Until then, happy holidays from PGTC!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” (RCA)
2. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
3. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
4-T. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
4-T. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
6. CHARLI XCX featuring TROYE SIVAN, “1999” (Atlantic/EMG)
7. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
8-T. BAD BUNNY featuring DRAKE, “MIA” (Rimas/OVO Sound/Warner Bros.)
8-T. XXXTENTACTION x LIL PUMP featuring MALUMA & SWAE LEE, “Arms Around You” (EMPIRE-Warner Bros.)
10-T. DAN + SHAY, “Tequila” (Warner Bros.)
10-T. LAUREN DAIGLE, “You Say” (Centricity/12Tone/Warner Bros.)
10-T. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 9, 2018)

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. Don’t panic! We’ve got all the big titles from the pop chart in one big post, ready to sleigh your Sunday evening. Here’s what’s popping this week:

DISCO FEVER STRIKES: 12 years and six and a half months after their first single, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, reached the top 40 on the pop chart, Panic! At The Disco has the new #1 song at the format with “High Hopes”, the first ever on the Top 40 list. “I Write” nearly made it to the summit, spending two weeks in the runner-up position, but “High” officially gets the job done. The tune also leads the Hot AC and Alternative lists this week; that’s the first time the feat has been achieved since May 2012, when the global hit “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra topped all three for one week. The act now joins a small group of artists like LL Cool J, Santana, Snoop Dogg, Tina Turner (and others) in scoring their first #1 single at least 12 years after first charting. Well done!

This week’s highest debut leaps onto the countdown all the way up at #33: “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” is the second top 40 entry for Mark Ronson, who previously spent six weeks at the top in 2015 with the Bruno Mars-assisted song “Uptown Funk”, and the tenth top 40 track for Miley Cyrus, who has a pair of chart-toppers to her credit: 2009’s “Party In The USA” (one week) and 2013’s “Wrecking Ball” (three weeks). It also debuts at #43 on the newest Hot AC update. Other top 40 entries include “MIA”, moving from 43-37 for Bad Bunny featuring Drake and “Sweet But Psycho”, rising from 41-38 for Ava Max. “MIA” marks Bad Bunny’s second top 40 single at the format and Drake’s 26th, while “Sweet” is Max’s first.

Further down and flashing back, “1999” gets Charli XCX and Troye Sivan onto the pop survey at #48 this week. Earlier this year, the Top 40 time machine took us back to “2002” with a #29 entry for Anne-Marie. Also checking in this week, ZAYN lands at #50 with the Nicki Minaj-assisted “No Candle No Light”. His forthcoming album Icarus Falls, a huge 27-track set, is due on Friday.

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, December 2-8, 2018

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 small label and 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…

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GREYSON CHANCE – “Twenty One” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance
Notes: Sometimes songs hit you in the middle of a party… that’s the atmosphere of Greyson’s new one, a quality introspective track.

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SVRCINA – “Dragonflies” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance
Notes: A semi-regular here on the weekly Rewind, the latest single by this performer is a tiny animal of a title with a big pop punch.

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VESPERTEEN – “Operate” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: This operation is certainly a big success! The track’s blend of theatrical pop and bursts of energy make it an awesome choice.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM MELCHOR – “Real Estate”
FLEURIE – “Love Has No Limits”
GRACEN HILL featuring LUKR – “Emotional Karate”
KELSY KARTER – “Catch Me If You Can”
KIN – “City Lights”
TYLER HILTON – “How Long ‘Til I Lose You”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 9, 2018

Reaching for the Star.

DEBUTS
(none)

TOP GAINERS
31. James Arthur & Anne-Marie – Rewrite The Stars (36)
29. Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan – 1999 (38)
28. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
15. Backstreet Boys – Chances (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
08. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (07) | PEAK: #02
07. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (04) | PEAK: #03
04. Maggie Rogers – Light On (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Katy Perry – Cozy Little Christmas (1)
2. A Great Big World – Wrap Me Up Under The Christmas Tree (2)
3. Sara Bareilles – Armor (3)
4. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (4)
5. The Strumbellas – Salvation (-)
6. Foster The People – Worst Nites (5)
7. Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me (7)
8. Seeb x Bastille – Grip (-)
9. Jess Glynne – Thursday (9)
10. Freya Ridings – Lost Without You (-)

In The Mix:
Alice Merton – Funny Business
Elle King – Baby Outlaw
Ingrid Michaelson featuring Leslie Odom Jr. – All I Want For Christmas Is You James TW – Soldier
Jim Brickman featuring Luke McMaster – Raise A Glass (It’s Christmastime!)
Sasha Sloan – Older
The Monkees – Unwrap You At Christmas

Chart Notes:

  • From A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper lead my personal chart this week with “Shallow”, rising 2-1. It marks the first duet from a movie to reach #1 on my chart since 2017’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from Fifty Shades Darker, a two-week chart-topper for ZAYN and Taylor Swift. For more notable collaborations, one claims the title of my Biggest Mover for the week: “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” by Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus is up from 40-28. Though it’s an empty week for debuts this time around, look for some good action next Sunday. Additionally, watch out for my Top 100 of 2018 real soon: it’s starting up on December 17!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 6, 2009

Break out the soft pop hits.

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 6, 2009…

Debuts:
40. COBRA STARSHIP, “Hot Mess”
38. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare”

Biggest Mover(s):
ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (38-27, eleven spots)

10. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates” (up 2)
Album: The Fall (2009, Blue Note Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Chances” (steady, second week)
Album: Slice (2009, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Maybe” (steady, second week)
Album: Everybody (2009, Cabin 24 Records)
Peak: #7

07. NICKELBACK, “Never Gonna Be Alone” (steady, third week)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

06. TRAIN, “Hey, Soul Sister” (steady, second week)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Someday” (down 1)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

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

03. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (up 2)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

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

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 7, 2018

A genius holiday gift.

The Evil forces are out to get you this Friday! Will they be strong enough to take the spot on the Billboard 200 survey? These are the notable digital and physical releases out this Friday:

GUCCI MANE – Evil Genius (iTunes)
Featuring the current #1 hit on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts, “Wake Up In The Sky”, a collaboration with Bruno Mars and Kodak Black, the set could become Mane’s first #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. He’s had a pair of albums peak at #2 since 2016.

21 SAVAGE – I Am > I Was (iTunes)
This performer made the top five on the Billboard 200 survey twice in 2017 with a solo set and a collaborative effort with Offset and Metro Boomin. We’ll see if his latest solo outing is savage enough to return to the region. (It very likely will.)

Notable albums out this week: Bastille‘s Other People’s Heartache, Pt. 4 (iTunes), Brett Young‘s Ticket To L.A. (iTunes), Coldplay‘s Live In Buenos Aires (iTunes), Cold War Kids‘s This Will All Blow Over In Time (iTunes), John Mellencamp‘s Other People’s Stuff (iTunes), LP‘s Heart To Mouth (iTunes), Plested‘s First & Foremost (iTunes), XXXTentacion‘s Skins (iTunes), Mary Poppins Returns (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: AFI‘s The Missing Man (iTunes), Benny Blanco‘s Friends Keep Secrets (iTunes), Justin Jesso‘s Let It Be Me (iTunes), SHY Martin‘s Overthinking (iTunes), Smallpools‘s Social (iTunes), Tyde Levi‘s Tyde Levi (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“8 Letters (Party Pupils Remix)”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“All Into Nothing”, R3HAB & Mokita (iTunes)
“Alive” and “Wrapped Up”, Natalie Portman (iTunes)
“Animals”, RØMANS (iTunes)
“As Long As I’m With You”, Omi featuring CMC$ (iTunes)
“Bad Night”, Joshua Speers (iTunes)
“Better Now”, Yuna (iTunes)
“Call Your Girlfriend”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Catch Me If You Can”, Kelsy Karter (iTunes)
“Closer”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Come With Us”, Bronze Radio Return (iTunes)
“Cowboy (Just Kiddin Remix)”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Done (Acoustic)”, Nikki Vianna (iTunes)
“Dragonflies”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Emotional Karate”, Gracen Hill featuring Lukr (iTunes)
“Everything Or Nothing”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Feelin Like”, Flipp Dinero (iTunes)
“Gimme Your Love”, Stan Walker (iTunes)
“Glow (Acoustic)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Good Years”, ZAYN (iTunes)
“Grip”, Seeb x Bastille (iTunes)
“Hey Julie!”, KYLE featuring Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“How Can I Forget (Ryan Riback Remix)”, MKTO (iTunes)
“How You Love Me”, Hardwell featuring Conor Maynard & Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“Hurt”, Oliver Tree (iTunes)
“I Don’t Think About You”, HRVY (iTunes)
“K For Christmas”, Lil Mosey (iTunes)
“Last Christmas”, James TW (iTunes)
“Let You Know”, Sody (iTunes)
“Losing My Mind (Acoustic)”, Betcha (iTunes)
“Love Has No Limits”, Fleurie (iTunes)
“Neighborhood”, American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart (iTunes)
“No Fun”, birthday (iTunes)
“Operate”, Vesperteen (iTunes)
“Prefer The Rain”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Project Dreams”, Marshmello x Roddy Ricch (iTunes)
“Real Estate”, Adam Melchor (iTunes)
“Ride Wit U”, Millie Go Lightly (iTunes)
“Sexual Vibe”, Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Thursday (Nicky Romero Remix)”, Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“Touch Down (Remix)”, Stylo G x The Fanatix featuring Nicki Minaj & Vybz Kartel (iTunes)
“Twenty One”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“White House”, Bibi Bourelly (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Mitchell Tenpenny, Offset, ZAYN and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 4, 2018)

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: we break it down with two former chart-toppers at the format on that trip to the top of the adds report that we do every Tuesday. So, let’s add ’em up:

NOTHING BREAKS LIKE A CHART: After a top five debut on iTunes and plenty of early radio action, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” scores big this week for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus, picking up 82 stations on impact. The song will be featured on a forthcoming album by Ronson, due sometime in 2019. No other track comes close to that total on the latest update, but another hit that’s impacting this week finishes in the runner-up position with 25 new stations. The latest crossover track from R&B singer Ella Mai is “Trip”, which recently reached #1 on the Urban chart and remains in the top five on the Rhythmic chart. Otherwise, most of the songs in the top ten this week are repeat titles and/or already established hits trying to close out the panel.

Next week is anyone’s guess, as no prominent titles are currently scheduled to impact. Stay tuned for more information.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” (RCA)
2. ELLA MAI, “Trip” (10 Summers/Interscope)
3-T. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
3-T. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
3-T. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
6-T. GUCCI MANE, BRUNO MARS & KODAK BLACK, “Wake Up In The Sky” (Atlantic)
6-T. XXXTENTACTION x LIL PUMP featuring MALUMA & SWAE LEE, “Arms Around You” (EMPIRE-Warner Bros.)
8. KHALID, “Better” (Right Hand/RCA)
9-T. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
9-T. RITA ORA, “Let You Love Me” (Warner Bros.)

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