RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 27-28, 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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DOJA CAT – “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Hot Pink (2019)
Past T40 History: The video app TikTok continues to propel the career of this performer, who is now going through a single swap.

LIZZO – “Cuz I Love You” (Atlantic)
Album: Cuz I Love You (2019)
Past T40 History: After a big night at the Grammy Awards, the title song from Lizzo’s album should become her fourth top 40 hit.

NOAH CYRUS featuring LEON BRIDGES – “July” (RECORDS/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Cyrus has earned four top 40 entries to date at the format, though the last three have stalled outside the top 30.

TAYLOR SWIFT – “The Man” (Republic)
Album: Lover (2019)
Past T40 History: Will the fourth single from Swift’s album become the highest-charting of the era? It’ll need to beat a peak of #6.

After some significant early action, the title song from Selena Gomez‘s chart-topping album Rare impacts next Tuesday.

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 (January 26, 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. Just ahead of the Grammy Awards, we have some new winners on the airwaves. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

ANOTHER FINE POST: With a difference of only nine spins between #1 and #2 this week, Post Malone‘s enduring hit “Circles” returns to the top of the Top 40 chart for a sixth nonconsecutive week. The smash also holds at #4 on the Hot AC chart. Will it score a seventh week at #1 in time for the Super Bowl? Better yet, will it ever leave the chart? We may never know. Actually, we will, but it will have to wait until next Sunday.

Four new songs enter the top 40 at the format this week, three by performers who are new to the chart. The group Brockhampton is one, up from 41-35 with “Sugar”. Roddy Ricch leaps from 49-38 with a cut that’s also flying through the top 20 on the Rhythmic and Urban charts, “The Box”. It continues to hold at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Regard‘s “Ride It” also lifts from 47-39 on the pop radio chart, while Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke earns her third solo top 40 entry with “No Good”, rising from 45-40.

Additionally, there are four new entries in the top 50 this week, along with a single re-entry that’s been outside the region for almost five months. Newcomer Chelsea Cutler starts things off at #43 with “Sad Tonight”, which impacted at the format last Tuesday. It’s also a good week for Selena Gomez, who enters at #44 with the title track from her recent album Rare. After last appearing at #45 on the chart dated September 1, Maren Morris is on the rebound with “The Bones”, stepping back in at #47. The track is currently in the top ten on the Country and Hot AC radio lists. Grammy nominee Lizzo‘s “Cuz I Love You” debuts at #49, while the Mustard and Roddy Ricch collaboration “Ballin'” sneaks in at #50 to close out this week’s activities. The latter hit went to #1 on the Rhythmic and Urban charts earlier this month.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Four

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…

BRIGETTA & JAKE SCOTT – “How Did We Get Here?” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance / first appearance

Both of these performers were featured in separate episodes of the NBC songwriting competition Songland, though neither had the winning pitch for their respective artist. Now, the pair is together again and making fantastic music, including this beautiful ballad.

FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “The Ad Above Your Head” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 14th appearance

After recently moving to Los Angeles, the duo of Justin Bryte and Justin Slaven are wasting no time flying back onto the Rewind. A slight change of pace from some of their more recent tunes, the men still manage to put together a good song with a dreamy sound.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
JT ROACH – “Unforgettable”
MAX GEORGE – “That’s Not Me”

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 26, 2020

Our Lipa’s are sealed.

40. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
39. Finneas – Let’s Fall In Love For The Night
38. Taylor Swift – The Man | HIGHEST DEBUT

32. Kaleo – I Want More (38)
29. The 1975 – Me & You Together Song (39)
28. Old Dominion – One Man Band (33)
26. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (37) | BIGGEST MOVER

10. Tones And I – Never Seen The Rain (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Martin Garrix & Dean Lewis – Used To Love (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (07) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
07. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Coldplay – Orphans (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Harry Styles – Adore You (03) | PEAK: #03
02. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anson Seabra – Trying My Best (5)
2. Mitch James – Sunday Morning (2)
3. Kodaline – Wherever You Are (7)
4. Daughtry – Alive (6)
5. John Legend – Conversations In The Dark (10)
6. Chelsea Cutler – Sad Tonight (-)
7. Shawn Hook – I Don’t Wanna Dance (-)
8. Tennis – Need Your Love (-)
9. Brian Fallon – 21 Days (-)
10. HAIM – Hallelujah (9)

In The Mix:
Delta Goodrem – Let It Rain
Grace Potter featuring Lucius – Back To Me
Green Day – Oh Yeah!
Grouplove – Deleter
Hayley Williams – Simmer (new)
James Blunt – The Truth
James Taylor – Teach Me Tonight (new)
Jonas Brothers – What A Man Gotta Do
New Hope Club & R3HAB – Let Me Down Slow
Pearl Jam – Dance Of The Clairvoyants (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Dua Lipa holds at #1 on my personal chart for the third week with “Don’t Start Now”, as the top four remains unchanged. Lipa is set to release her next single, “Physical”, this coming Friday. Will it be strong enough to enter the top 40 by the weekend? Stay tuned. Rising from 37-26, this week’s Biggest Mover belongs to Mandy Moore‘s “Save A Little For Yourself”, the first radio single off her forthcoming set Silver Landings. It heads for adds at the Triple A radio format next month. Taylor Swift leads the debut parade at #38 with “The Man”, the new and fourth radio single from Lover, while Finneas‘s “Let’s Fall In Love For The Night” (#39) and Lizzo‘s “Cuz I Love You” (#40) follow just behind it. Look for both Swift and Lizzo’s songs to place high on the adds report at Top 40 radio this coming Tuesday. Finneas’s song, which originally came out in the fall of 2018, impacts at the Alternative radio format in a few weeks.

 (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 23, 2011

“Sweet” chart tunes from 2011.

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 January 23, 2011…

39. TAKE THAT, “Kidz”
37. JESSIE J, “Price Tag”

Biggest Mover(s):
P!NK, “F**kin’ Perfect” (up 25-14, eleven spots)

10. BRUNO MARS, “Grenade” (up 1)
Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010, Atlantic/Elektra Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

09. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (up 1)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

08. TAKE THAT, “The Flood” (steady, second week)
Album: Progress (2010, Polydor Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (down 1)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. TRAIN, “Marry Me” (up 1)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. LEE DEWYZE, “Sweet Serendipity” (steady, second week)
Album: Live It Up (2010, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep” (steady, second week)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World” (steady, second week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Records Nashville)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. P!NK, “Raise Your Glass” (steady, seventh week)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “Firework” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 24, 2020

A big Break on the charts.

Headed into Grammys weekend, you’ll find a decent amount of new tunes hitting the market, including albums and EPs from Breaking Benjamin and Chase Rice, as well as new singles by All Time Low, Calvin Harris, Hayley Williams, Megan Thee Stallion and more. Who will win an award for your favorite release of the week? Envelope, please:

Features: The Scooter Ward-assisted “Far Away”, a top 20 single on the Active Rock chart

Notable albums out this week: Blake Lewis‘s Wanderlust Unknown (iTunes), Colony House‘s Leave What’s Lost Behind (iTunes), Ethan Gruska‘s En Garde (iTunes), J Hus‘s Big Conspiracy (iTunes), Pet Shop Boys‘s Hotspot (iTunes), Tauren Wells‘s Citizen Of Heaven (iTunes), Twin Atlantic‘s Power (iTunes), Wanderer‘s Songs For The Night (iTunes), The Turning (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Camden Welles‘s Cold Blue Light (iTunes), Carrousel‘s I Wasn’t Well (iTunes), Chase Rice‘s The Album, Pt. 1 (iTunes), Tate McRae‘s All The Things I Never Said (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Thanks To You”, Cody Jon (iTunes)
“Archive”, Jahmed (iTunes)
“Baby”, Four Tet (iTunes)
“Back In The Summer”, Max Frost (iTunes)
“Beautiful & Brutal”, Plested (iTunes)
“B.I.T.C.H.”, Megan Thee Stallion (iTunes)
“Boring People”, L Devine (iTunes)
“Boss Bitch”, Doja Cat (iTunes)
“Broken Boy”, Cage The Elephant featuring Iggy Pop (iTunes)
“Can I Begin Again”, Ciaran Lavery (iTunes)
“Change You”, Chasing Daze (iTunes)
“Chapter”, Christian Paul (iTunes)
“Chills”, Asher Angel (iTunes)
“CP-1” and “Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)”, Calvin Harris & Love Regenerator (iTunes)
“Dance Of The Clairvoyants”, Pearl Jam (iTunes)
“Die”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Feel Good”, Weathers (iTunes)
“Fever Dream”, MXMToon (iTunes)
“Forever Yours”, Kygo with Avicii & Sandro Cavazza (iTunes)
“Good Day”, Iann Dior (iTunes)
“Grey”, Two Feet (iTunes)
“Half My Life”, Violet Skies (iTunes)
“Hallelujah”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Hate U BTW”, Rence (iTunes)
“High Right Now (Remix)”, Tyla Yaweh featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“H.O.E. (Heaven On Earth)”, Yo Gotti (iTunes)
“How Did We Get Here?”, Brigetta & Jake Scott (iTunes)
“How It Feels”, Hartley (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Dance”, Shawn Hook (iTunes)
“In These Arms”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Iris”, Diplomacy (iTunes)
“Isaac’s Insects”, Isaac Dunbar (iTunes)
“Is This A Dream?”, Badly Drawn Boy (iTunes)
“It’s A Beautiful Life”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Jealous Of My Friends”, LOVA (iTunes)
“Juro Que”, ROSALÍA (iTunes)
“LA”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Joel Corry (iTunes)
“Love In The Dark”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Mayday!!! Fiesta Fever”, AWOLNATION featuring Alex Ebert (iTunes)
“Mean It”, Cash Cash featuring Wrabel (iTunes)
“Miracles”, Colton Dixon (iTunes)
“More Than OK”, R3HAB x Clara Mae x Frank Walker (iTunes)
“My Boo”, CNCO (iTunes)
“New Way”, Ren (iTunes)
“Nights Like This”, Daniel Blume (iTunes)
“No Setbacks”, OnCue (iTunes)
“Not OK”, Chaz Cardigan (iTunes)
“Phoenix”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Problems”, Jarryd James (iTunes)
“Reckless Paradise”, Billy Talent (iTunes)
“Royalty”, Ilira (iTunes)
“Shampoo Bottles”, Peach Pit (iTunes)
“Simmer”, Hayley Williams (iTunes)
“Some Kind Of Disaster”, All Time Low (iTunes)
“Somebody Son”, Jade Novah (iTunes)
“Speed Me Up”, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty & Sueco The Child (iTunes)
“Talkin”, YBN Nahmir (iTunes)
“Talking In Your Sleep”, Daniella Mason x AG (iTunes)
“That’s Not Me”, Max George (iTunes)
“The Ad Above Your Head”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“The Road”, Faouzia (iTunes)
“This Is The Place”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Together”, Ziggy Alberts (iTunes)
“Unforgettable”, JT Roach (iTunes)
“We Have To Move On”, Inhaler (iTunes)
“What If I Told You That I Love You”, Ali Gatie (iTunes)
“Whatever”, Uché featuring Bootsy Collins (iTunes)
“Whats Poppin”, Jack Harlow (iTunes)
“Where Do We Go When We Die?”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“World Keeps Spinning”, Theory Of A Deadman (iTunes)

Next week, the latest projects from Kesha, Louis Tomlinson, Meghan Trainor and Theory Of A Deadman are among the major titles 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 (January 21, 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: the Jonas Brothers gotta ‘nother hit, but who else in the mix? Let’s add ’em up:

“MAN” OF THE HOUR: With 164 adds on impact, “What A Man Gotta Do” by the Jonas Brothers dominated the Top 40 report, easily securing the top spot. On the Hot AC report, it picked up another 55 adds, where it also started in first place. With a nice top 30 debut on both charts by last Sunday’s published update, the song won’t waste any time flying up through the coming weeks. It’s expected to lead a forthcoming studio album by the siblings, which is due sometime later this year.

Labelmate Chelsea Cutler also managed a solid first week with “Sad Tonight”, landing in third place with 39 stations. Her album How To Be Human was released last Friday. It’s her first single to officially impact at the Top 40 format, though she did score a bit of Triple A airplay last year for the Jeremy Zucker collaboration “You Were Good To Me”, which failed to chart.

Charting songs from Alicia Keys, Halsey and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

Next week, Lizzo‘s “Cuz I Love You” is likely to see a lot of love at the Top 40 format. Will Noah Cyrus‘s “July” share it?

1. JONAS BROTHERS, “What A Man Gotta Do” (Republic)
2. HALSEY, “You Should Be Sad” (Capitol)
3. CHELSEA CUTLER, “Sad Tonight” (Republic)
4-T CAMILA CABELLO featuring DABABY, “My Oh My” (Syco/Epic)
4-T. THE WEEKND, “Blinding Lights” (XO/Republic)
6. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
7-T. ALICIA KEYS, “Underdog” (RCA)
7-T. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
7-T. BROCKHAMPTON, “Sugar” (Question Everything/RCA)
7-T. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)

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