RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 6-7, 2020)

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 are the three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AVA MAX – “Kings & Queens” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Max is looking for her third top 40 track here. 2019’s “Sweet But Psycho” reached #3, her biggest single to date.

JAWSH 685 x JASON DERULO – “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After reaching the top 40 last weekend, this became the first top 40 song for Jawsh 685 and the 21st for Derulo.

TOPIC & A7S – “Breaking Me” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The two artists on this collaboration are new to the format. The single has already climbed to #1 at Dance radio.

After some early top 50 action, the Conkarah and Shaggy collaboration called “Banana” unpeels at the format next Tuesday.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 5, 2020)

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. The temperature is hot and the songs of the summer are sizzling, so here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

ANOTHER JULY WEEKND: With a small drop in airplay vs. last week, The Weeknd‘s big hit “Blinding Lights” is launching all kinds of fireworks at the Top 40 format, as it easily earns a sixth nonconsecutive week at the top. The multi-format smash also leads the Hot AC chart for an eighth week. Will it extend its run at both formats by next Sunday? Stay tuned.

Two big collaborations debut in the top 40 on this week’s survey: the higher of the two, Trevor Daniel and Selena Gomez‘s “Past Life”, bolts onto the entire chart way up at #29. It’s the second top 40 entry for Daniel, who’s still on the rise from 4-2 with “Falling”, and the 19th solo chart hit for Gomez. Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo‘s “Savage Love” also has an impressive start at #38, marking their first and 21st top 40 singles at the format, respectively. Jawsh 685’s original instrumental tune went viral on the video platform TikTok earlier this year.

More collaborations are also making themselves known in the top 50 this week: Kygo and OneRepublic‘s “Lose Somebody”, rising through the top 30 on the Hot AC chart, wins a Top 40 debut at #44, as Regard and Raye‘s “Secrets” has a quieter start at #49.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Seven

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
NEW RULES – “Emily” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

For a pleasurable pop/rock addition to your weekend, check out the new song from this emerging group, who are following up their Rewind pick from earlier this year called “Pasta”. Co-written with Jake Torrey and Noah Conrad, the tune feels ready for radio love.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALFIE TEMPLEMAN – “Obvious Guy”
BEN HOBBS – “Own Arms”
GUS DAPPERTON – “Post Humorous”
PETER FENN – “Haven’t Been There For 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: July 5, 2020

This holiday weekend is looking wet.

DEBUTS
40. Haim – Don’t Wanna
39. AJ Mitchell – Burn
38. Dua Lipa – Hallucinate | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Ava Max – Kings & Queens (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. The Killers – My Own Soul’s Warning (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Jaymes Young – Happiest Year (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Benee featuring Gus Dapperton – Supalonely (04) | PEAK: #03
08. The 1975 – If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Kelly Clarkson – I Dare You (07) | PEAK: #05
06. Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford – Lay Your Head On Me (08) | PEAK: #06
05. The Killers – Caution (03) | PEAK: #02
04. Katy Perry – Daisies (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth – I Hope (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
01. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Mickey Guyton – Black Like Me (3)
2. Jamie Scott – Emily (2)
3. Harper Finn – Norway (1)
4. Tom Walker – Wait For You (5)
5. Dermot Kennedy – Giants (9)
6. BANNERS – Someone To You (10)
7. Ruth B. – If I Have A Son (6)
8. Jxdn – Angels & Demons (-)
9. Blindlove – I Wanna Be Okay (-)
10. Semisonic – You’re Not Alone (-)

In The Mix:
A Is For Arrows – Talking In My Sleep
Amy Shark – Everybody Rise
Cody Fry – Thinking About You
Conan Gray – Heather (new)
Guy Sebastian – Standing With You
Hayley Williams – Dead Horse
Jonas Blue & MAX – Naked
Joshua Speers – Bad Night
JP Saxe – Hey Stupid, I Love You
Justin Timberlake – Perfect For Me
Kenzie featuring Sia – Exhale (new)
Noah Cyrus – Young & Sad
Sheppard – Symphony
The Chicks (f/k/a Dixie Chicks) – March March (new)
Zoe Wees – Control

Chart Notes:

  • Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande‘s “Rain On Me” continues to offer up puddles of pop goodness, as the hit collaboration is atop my chart for a third consecutive week. Dua Lipa has the highest of three debuts with her new single “Hallucinate”, which starts at #38 and knocks out her #1 song “Don’t Start Now” after an impressive 35 weeks in the countdown. AJ Mitchell‘s “Burn” is fired up in the #39 spot, a tune which recently impacted at the Top 40 format, while Haim‘s “Don’t Wanna” does wanna land at #40 for the week, as it moves up at the Alternative format.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 8, 2007

Up north and up the chart.

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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 8, 2007…

Debuts:
24. DARREN HAYES, “On The Verge Of Something Wonderful”

Biggest Mover:
(see #10 below)

10. JAMES MORRISON, “Wonderful World” (up 8)
Album: Undiscovered (2007, Polydor/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7

09. BRANDON HEATH, “I’m Not Who I Was” (up 1)
Album: Don’t Get Comfortable (2006, Reunion Records)
Peak: #9

08. MANDY MOORE, “Extraordinary” (down 1)
Album: Wild Hope (2007, The Firm/EMI Records)
Peak: #7

07. EMERSON HART, “If You’re Gonna Leave” (up 1)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

06. DBCLIFFORD, “Don’t Wanna” (down 2)
Album: Recyclable (2007, Sony BMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. ROZ BELL, “Yesterday Man” (up 1)
Album: The First Sunbeams (2007, Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. LIFEHOUSE, “First Time” (up 1)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2

03. BRANDI CARLILE, “The Story” (steady, second week)
Album: The Story (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. AMY WINEHOUSE, “Rehab” (steady, second week)
Album: Back To Black (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Everything” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Call Me Irresponsible (2007, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for four 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 July 3, 2020

Dancing into another Friday.

As we make it through the July 4th weekend, have a hit holiday and turn on the new singles from artists such as Ellie Goulding, Evanescence, Joel Corry, LANY, Saweetie, Seeb, The Veronicas and more. Here come the fireworks:

Notable albums out this week: Gucci Mane‘s So Icy Summer (iTunes), HONNE‘s No Song Without You (iTunes), Pop Smoke‘s Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s First Rose Of Spring (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Dan D’Lion‘s When One Thing Leads To Another (iTunes), The Kooks‘s Unshelved: Part III (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“American”, JRM (iTunes)
“Are U Down”, Jayda G (iTunes)
“Biting My Tongue”, The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Bold Me”, Lennixx (iTunes)
“Butterflies Pt. 2 (Remix)”, Queen Naija & Wale (iTunes)
“Change Ya Life”, Shoreline Mafia (iTunes)
“Cold Blooded”, UNSECRET featuring Hulvey & Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Coño”, Jason Derulo x Puri x Jhorrmountain (iTunes)
“Cool Off”, The New Coast (iTunes)
“Daisies (Acoustic)”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Dance Dance Dance (Acoustic)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Decide To Be Happy”, MisterWives (iTunes)
“Depression”, Quando Rondo (iTunes)
“Don’t You Wanna Play?”, SeebJulie Bergan (iTunes)
“Dopamine”, Kungs featuring JHart (iTunes)
“Ego Death”, Ty Dolla $ign featuring Kanye West, FKA Twigs & Skrillex (iTunes)
“Emily”, New Rules (iTunes)
“Eyes Of A Child”, Christine And The Queens (iTunes)
“Faces”, Buddy featuring Lucky Daye (iTunes)
“Flood My Wrist”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Don Q featuring Lil Uzi Vert (iTunes)
“Forget About Us” and “Hopeless”, Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Gotham”, Tokyo’s Revenge (iTunes)
“Haven’t Been There For You”, Peter Fenn (iTunes)
“Head & Heart”, Joel Corry featuring MNEK (iTunes)
“Heat Waves”, Glass Animals (iTunes)
“Heavy”, Bow Anderson (iTunes)
“Hurt So Bad”, Cian Ducrot (iTunes)
“I Can Feel Alive”, R3HAB featuring A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Move” and “Look Back For Me”, SEB (iTunes)
“I Used To Be Cool”, Bright Light Bright Light (iTunes)
“Ice Cream & Cigarettes”, Sophia Messa (iTunes)
“IDWGTYP”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“If I Can’t Have You”, Tone Damli (iTunes)
“If This Is The Last Time”, LANY (iTunes)
“If You Leave”, Sky McCreery (iTunes)
“I’m Ready”, Maia Wright (iTunes)
“Island”, The Avener x Maddy (iTunes)
“Just Because”, Cape Francis (iTunes)
“Let It Go”, Josefine (iTunes)
“Like No One Does (Acoustic)”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“Live From The Villa”, Russ (iTunes)
“Malleable”, Max Leone (iTunes)
“Me About Me”, RaeLynn (iTunes)
“Me Without You”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Montgomery Forever”, The Front Bottoms (iTunes)
“More”, Keshi (iTunes)
“My High”, Disclosure & Slowthai featuring Aminé (iTunes)
“My House”, Elderbrook (iTunes)
“Obvious Guy”, Alfie Templeman (iTunes)
“Own Arms”, Ben Hobbs (iTunes)
“Paranoia”, JXN (iTunes)
“Post Humorous”, Gus Dapperton (iTunes)
“Pretty Bitch Freestyle”, Saweetie (iTunes)
“Queen Of Silver Linings”, Amy Allen (iTunes)
“Rage”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Rather Be You”, Tom Gregory (iTunes)
“Recession Proof”, Yo Gotti (iTunes)
“Sad Girl Summer”, Maisie Peters (iTunes)
“Said Sum”, Moneybagg Yo (iTunes)
“Sauceintherough”, Brakence (iTunes)
“Screw Loose”, Lime Cordiale (iTunes)
“Seaside”, Billy Currington (iTunes)
“Sick Duck”, XIX (iTunes)
“Slow Grenade”, Ellie Goulding featuring Lauv (iTunes)
“Stay Together”, Mikey Wax featuring Renata Baiocco (iTunes)
“Sundy Or Mundy”, Koe Wetzel (iTunes)
“Sunscreen”, Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Sweat Drippin”, Que Parks (iTunes)
“The Game Is Over”, Evanescence (iTunes)
“This Summer”, Junge Junge featuring Will Church (iTunes)
“Up All Night”, Baker Grace (iTunes)
“Upset”, GASHI, Pink Sweat$ & Njomza (iTunes)
“Wash Us In The Blood”, Kanye West featuring Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Waste Of Lime”, Ingrid Andress (iTunes)
“West Ten”, AJ Tracey & Mabel (iTunes)
“What You Need (Mokita Remix)”, Chord Overstreet (iTunes)
“When I’m No Longer Here”, Yaeow (iTunes)
“Who”, Lxandra (iTunes)
“Whoppa”, Tinie Tempah featuring Sofia Reyes & Farina (iTunes)
“Worth Missing”, Josh Cumbee (iTunes)
“Wu Dirt”, Terrell Hines (iTunes)
“You Already Know”, Cold War Kids (iTunes)
“Your Love”, Wanderer (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Donna Missal, Glass Animals and Quinn XCII are among the larger releases on the schedule. 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 (June 30, 2020)

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: Trevor Daniel and Selena Gomez bring some needed life to the report in the form of a song. Who else is livin’ for their adds? Let’s add ’em up:

“PAST” IS THE FUTURE: The updated version of Trevor Daniel’s “Past Life”, featuring pop star Selena Gomez, easily leads this week’s Top 40 adds report with 70 stations in its first week. Notably, the single’s official impact date here is currently listed for two weeks from today. With all this early momentum, the collaboration should be well into the top 40 by the weekend, as Daniel’s song “Falling” continues its run in the top three.

Two other building collaborations reach the top five on the log this week: Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo‘s “Savage Love” secures another 34 adds and a second place finish, while Regard and Raye‘s “Secrets” takes third place with 24 stations on impact. There are several more impacting or newer releases just behind those three, including tracks from Jack Harlow, StaySolidRocky and The Killers, which are all listed below.

Charting singles from DaBaby and Gabby Barrett returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap post-holiday weekend, featuring the latest single from Ava Max and the official impact of the aforementioned Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo hit.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. TREVOR DANIEL x SELENA GOMEZ, “Past Life” (Alamo/Interscope)
2. JAWSH 685 x JASON DERULO, “Savage Love” (Columbia)
3. REGARD & RAYE, “Secrets” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. STAYSOLIDROCKY, “Party Girl” (Columbia)
5. GABBY BARRETT featuring CHARLIE PUTH, “I Hope” (Warner)
6. BLACK EYED PEAS, OZUNA & J. REY SOUL, “Mamacita” (Epic)
7-T. DABABY featuring RODDY RICCH, “Rockstar” (SCMG/Interscope)
7-T. THE KILLERS, “Caution” (Island/Republic)
9. JACK HARLOW, “Whats Poppin” (Atlantic)
10-T. AJ MITCHELL, “Burn” (Epic)
10-T. CYN, “Drinks” (Unsub/Caroline)
10-T. TOPIC & A7S, “Breaking Me” (Astralwerks/Capitol)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 29-30, 2020)

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 are the four songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CHRIS BROWN x YOUNG THUG – “Go Crazy” (300 Ent.-RCA)
Album: Slime & B (2020)
Past T40 History: Currently in the top ten on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts, this could earn some decent crossover airplay.

REGARD & RAYE – “Secrets” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This collaboration is in its second week atop the Dance radio chart. Regard’s hit “Ride It” made the top 20 here.

STAYSOLIDROCKY – “Party Girl” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The format newcomer is looking to party on, with his song falling just outside the top 50 for the past few weeks.

THE KILLERS – “Caution” (Island/Republic)
Album: Imploding The Mirage (2020)
Past T40 History: The recent #1 at the Alternative and Triple A radio formats could become the band’s first top 40 hit since 2009.

Next week, Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo are ready to savagely attack the adds report with a viral hit, as Ava Max is hoping to be named the queen of the list with her latest single. Find out how they fare next Tuesday.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 28, 2020)

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. Before the holiday weekend starts to mess a bit with some spin action, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

NO END TO THE WEEKND: He’s back! The Weeknd returns to #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Blinding Lights”, giving the song its fifth nonconsecutive week at the top. The international hit also scores its seventh week at #1 on the Hot AC chart and climbs into the top ten on the AC list, up 11-10 for the week.

Tones And I scores her second top 40 song at the format with “Ur So F**king Cool”, rising from 41-39. It’s the follow-up to “Dance Monkey”, which went to #6 earlier this year. Pink Sweat$ also rises from 42-40 with “17”, marking his first top 40 title here. At the Hot AC format, “17” simultaneously reaches the top 40 with a 41-39 move.

Jack Harlow pops in at #48 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Whats Poppin”, a track that now ranks at #4 and #6 on Rhythmic and Urban charts, respectively. Meanwhile, the Topic and A7S collaboration “Breaking Me” breaks into the region at #50. The song has already gone to #1 on the Dance chart and has charted well across Europe.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Six

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
PHANGS – “When I’m All Alone” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Tenth appearance

Nashville’s Jake Germany is ready to slay the world with his album Who’s Gonna Break Your Heart Tonight? later this summer, as we get a nice slice of perfect pop for an appetizer. Co-written by songwriting wizard Bonnie McKee, it’s a tasty and tantalizing tune!

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
WOLF – “Play Dead” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

New York singer/songwriter Julia Wolf has been putting out some really great music so far this year, including her last two releases “Ghost” and “Pillow”, which both were included in the Rewind. The mellow sound of this song is fresh yet familiar and quality stuff.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BLAKE ROSE – “Ordinary People”
CARO – “Part Of Me”
CONOR MAYNARD – “Nothing But You”
DIXIE D’AMELIO – “Be Happy”
JAMIE SCOTT – “Third Time Lucky”
MARC SCIBILIA – “Wild World”
MOLLY MOORE & MATY NOYES – “Handsomer”

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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