RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 30-December 1, 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’s the one track impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

THE KID LAROI – “So Done” (Columbia)
Album: F*ck Love (Savage Edition) (2020)
Past T40 History: This song is already in the top 50 at the format. The album from which it comes got to #3 on the Billboard 200.

Next week: it’s the last impact date of the year and the competitors will be announced soon.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 29, 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. We hope you’re enjoying your leftovers, but on the pop airwaves, there’s some fresh data to be consumed. Here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

HOLDIN’ FOR GOLDN: 24KGoldn and Iann Dior are at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the sixth week in a row with “Mood”. The former #1 song at the Rhythmic format drops from 3-4 there, while it holds at #8 on the Alternative chart. On the pop survey, it remains more than 2,000 spins ahead of the song at #2, so it could pull off a seventh week at the summit if it holds together.

Last week’s pair of top 50 entries are now flying into the top 40 here: Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa leap from 49-38 with “Prisoner”. It earns the two women their 14th and 12th top 40 hits, respectively. The Weeknd‘s “Save Your Tears” is also looking strong with a 50-39 jump this week, becoming his 17th top 40 entry to date. Despite the lack of Grammy love, his enduring song “Blinding Lights” is steady at #9 in its 49th week on the chart. Will the former chart-topper hit 50 weeks before it’s purged from the list? Stay tuned.

Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez land at #48 on the chart with their streaming hit “Dàkiti”, which has already charted well in parts of Latin and South America. Actress/singer Veronika is in at #50 with “So Many Lies”, which enters largely due to overnight airplay.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 29, 2020

Ready to Dua it again.

DEBUTS
40. Remi Wolf – Hello Hello Hello
39. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – All About You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber – Monster (38)
27. Tones And I – Fly Away (33)
26. Paris Jackson – Let Down (31)
24. Noah Kahan featuring Mxmtoon – Pride (29)
19. Miley Cyrus featuring Dua Lipa – Prisoner (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. LANY – If This Is The Last Time (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ava Max – Kings & Queens (10) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Royal & The Serpent – Overwhelmed (07) | PEAK: #06
08. Shawn Mendes – Wonder (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Ritt Momney – Put Your Records On (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Ashe – Save Myself (04) | PEAK: #03
05. JP Saxe – A Little Bit Yours (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Joel Corry featuring MNEK – Head & Heart (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Harry Styles – Golden (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Dua Lipa – Levitating (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sir Sly – Material Boy (1)
2. Parson James – High Tide, Low Tide (2)
3. Kylie Minogue – Magic (3)
4. James Hersey – Forget (About Everyone Else) (7)
5. Des Rocs – This Is Our Life (5)
6. Semisonic – Basement Tapes (9)
7. Michael Franti & Spearhead – Work Hard And Be Nice (8)
8. Mammoth WVH – Distance (-)
9. Tai Verdes – Stuck In The Middle (10)
10. Jeris Johnson & Ricky Desktop – Damn! (-)

In The Mix:
Bleachers featuring Bruce Springsteen – Chinatown
Crowded House – Whatever You Want
Rina Sawayama – Lucid (new)
Rozzi – Orange Skies

Chart Notes:

  • Dua Lipa easily earns her fourth week at the top with “Levitating”, as the Miley Cyrus collaboration “Prisoner” takes the Biggest Mover title with a huge jump from 34-19 in its second week in the countdown. Two songs that are picking up solid early airplay at the Alternative format are new to my personal chart this week: “All About You” by The Knocks and Foster The People at #39 and “Hello Hello Hello” by Remi Wolf at #40. The two cuts mark the last top 40 entries of the 2020 chart year. Stay tuned for more information on my year-end chart.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 30, 2003

Flagging down the 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 17 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 30, 2003…

Debuts:
39. LIMP BIZKIT, “Behind Blue Eyes”
36. KIMBERLEY LOCKE, “8th World Wonder”
31. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “100 Years”

Biggest Mover(s):
GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Hold On” (up 32-22, ten spots)

10. P!NK, “God Is A DJ” (up 5)
Album: Try This (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #3

09. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (down 1)
Album: Measure Of A Man (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music” (down 2)
Album: In The Zone (2003, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. DIDO, “White Flag” (down 2)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. LINKIN PARK, “Numb” (up 4)
Album: Meteora (2003, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (up 2)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “The Voice Within” (steady, second week)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down” (steady, second week)
Album: A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003, Vagrant Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. NELLY FURTADO, “Powerless (Say What You Want)” (steady, third week)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. NO DOUBT, “It’s My Life” (steady, fifth week)
Album: The Singles 1992–2003 (2003, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 27, 2020

We heart this new release.

After some turkey time, it’s definitely time for this week’s New Music Friday releases, including new albums from Miley Cyrus and Steps, as well as great singles from Jennifer Lopez and Rina Sawayama. Feel free to stuff yourself with bops like these:

Notable albums out this week: AJ Tracey‘s Secure The Bag! 2 (iTunes), Bad Bunny‘s El Último Tour Del Mundo (iTunes), Billie Joe Armstrong‘s No Fun Mondays (iTunes), Foogiano‘s Gutta Baby (iTunes), Gary Barlow‘s Music Played By Humans (iTunes), Granger Smith‘s Country Things, Vol. 2 (iTunes), Jimmy Buffett‘s Songs You Don’t Know By Heart (iTunes), Juicy J‘s The Hustle Continues (iTunes), Lil Yachty‘s Lil Boat 3.5 (iTunes), Miley Cyrus‘s Plastic Hearts (iTunes), NCT U‘s Resonance Pt. 2 (iTunes), Smashing Pumpkins‘s CYR (iTunes), Steps‘s What The Future Holds (iTunes), Taylor Swift‘s Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions (iTunes), The Vamps‘s Cherry Blossom (Extended, Pt. 1) (iTunes), Will Joseph Cook‘s Something To Feel Good About (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Kidd G‘s Teenage Dream (iTunes), Tinashe‘s Comfort & Joy (iTunes), Zach Bryan‘s Quiet, Heavy Dreams (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A.I. With The Braids”, The Game featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“All You’re Dreaming Of”, Liam Gallagher (iTunes)
“Alone”, Q (iTunes)
“Arcade”, Duncan Laurence featuring FLETCHER (iTunes)
“Baby, I’m Jealous”, Bebe Rexha featuring Doja Cat & Natti Natasha (iTunes)
“Big Love”, Klingande & Wrabel (iTunes)
“Boring!”, Nicole Millar (iTunes)
“Bout It”, Skye Isaac (iTunes)
“Breath”, GOT7 (iTunes)
“Caroline”, Arlo Parks (iTunes)
“Cozy With Me”, Kenzie x Ant Saunders (iTunes)
“Deck The Halls”, Lights (iTunes)
“Everything About You”, Sam Feldt featuring P<3LLY (iTunes)
“Fallin’ (Acoustic)”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Football Game”, Silver Sphere (iTunes)
“For Now”, Sam Fischer (iTunes)
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”, Alanis Morissette (iTunes)
“Her Majesty”, Frock Destroyers (iTunes)
“Houdini”, Jade Bird (iTunes)
“I Don’t Recognize You”, NewDad (iTunes)
“I’ma Do It”, Mýa (iTunes)
“In The Morning”, Jennifer Lopez (iTunes)
“Kids Fallin’ In Love”, Dope Lemon (iTunes)
“Kill Me Better (Don Diablo VIP Mix)”, Don Diablo & Imanbek featuring Trevor Daniel (iTunes)
“Kiss Somebody (Acoustic)”, Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Kissletoe”, 3OH!3 (iTunes)
“Lonely Place (Acoustic)”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Long Distance”, Lakyn (iTunes)
“Lucid”, Rina Sawayama (iTunes)
“Mars”, YUNGBLUD (iTunes)
“Me & My Friends”, Munn & Jude featuring Fortune (iTunes)
“Missing The Mark”, Aquilo (iTunes)
“New Shape”, Young T & Bugsey (iTunes)
“No Time For Tears”, Nathan Dawe x Little Mix (iTunes)
“Pain”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Peter Pan”, Lauriana Mae (iTunes)
“Power”, Greta Isaac (iTunes)
“Remember The Mornings”, Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Rosé”, Call Me Loop (iTunes)
“September”, Sting & Zucchero (iTunes)
“Serpent”, Lilspirit (iTunes)
“Smack DVD”, SAINt JHN featuring Kanye West (iTunes)
“Social Cues”, Teezo Touchdown (iTunes)
“Solid Gold”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Somebody Loves You”, Carla Wehbe (iTunes)
“Splash”, PUBLIC (iTunes)
“Stand Up”, Luke La Volpe (iTunes)
“Teenager”, George Alice (iTunes)
“Tequila & Lemonade (Basenji Remix)”, Merci, Mercy (iTunes)
“The Parables”, Cordae (iTunes)
“Trust”, Fivio Foreign (iTunes)
“Violent”, Carolesdaughter (iTunes)
“Where’s That Girl?”, Abigail Barlow & Ariza (iTunes)
“Winter Song”, Sam Fender (iTunes)
“Wishlist”, Alaina Castillo (iTunes)
“Words That We Said”, C. James (iTunes)
“You Got It”, Asher (iTunes)
“You Got Me”, Austin Mahone featuring Frut (iTunes)

Next week, the current albums from Grandson, Shawn Mendes and Yungblud 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 (November 24, 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: Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber have a monster musical moment at the format as the panel’s pick of the week. Let’s add ’em up:

“MONSTER” MASHES: The dynamic duo of Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber have this week’s Most Added song at the Top 40 format with “Monster”, scaring up 135 stations on impact. The new single debuted at #37 over the weekend, becoming the 11th top 40 hit on the chart for Mendes and the 32nd for Bieber. “Monster” brought in another 41 stations and a first place finish at the Hot AC format yesterday.

Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa settled into second place this week with 74 stations for their new collaboration called “Prisoner”. The song edged inside the top 50 on last Sunday’s official update at #49, but should much higher by the weekend. Yesterday, it came in fourth on the adds report at the Hot AC format, two weeks ahead of its impact date there, earning eight stations.

He was shut out of the GRAMMYs nominations, but The Weeknd is certainly loved by the Top 40 radio panel: he impacted today with “Save Your Tears”, which scored 4- stations and a third place finish. It ranked at #50 last Sunday and will also be on the rise.

Charting singles from Lil Nas X and Ritt Momney returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: the new Kid on the block, The Kid LAROI, officially impacts with his buzzing song “So Done”. (See more below.)

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. SHAWN MENDES & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Monster” (Island/Republic)
2. MILEY CYRUS featuring DUA LIPA, “Prisoner” (RCA)
3. THE WEEKND, “Save Your Tears” (XO/Republic)
4. LIL NAS X, “Holiday” (Columbia)
5. RITT MOMNEY, “Put Your Records On” (Disruptor/Columbia)
6-T. ASHNIKKO, “Daisy” (Warner)
6-T. THE KID LAROI, “So Done” (Columbia)
8. POP SMOKE, “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)
9-T. ARIANA GRANDE, “34+35” (Republic)
9-T. CONAN GRAY, “Heather” (Republic)
9-T. INTERNET MONEY featuring GUNNA, DON TOLIVER & NAV, “Lemonade” (10K Projects/Capitol)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 23-24, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

MILEY CYRUS featuring DUA LIPA – “Prisoner” (RCA)
Album: Plastic Hearts (2020)
Past T40 History: This collaboration is the follow-up to “Midnight Sky”, which got as high as #14 last month and is now dropping.

SHAWN MENDES & JUSTIN BIEBER – “Monster” (Island/Republic)
Album: Wonder (2020)
Past T40 History: This single entered at #37 on Sunday’s update, marking the 11th top 40 hit for Mendes and the 32nd for Bieber.

Next week: The Kid LAROI is so done with waiting for his first top 40 hit at the format and should score some good action.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 22, 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. There are monsters on the loose… well, that is, a few monster records are out there and landing on the chart. Here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

20K FOR 24K: 24KGoldn and Iann Dior remain at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the fifth week in a row with “Mood”. At the same time, it eclipses 20,000 spins in a week, becoming the first song to officially reach that total on a published update.

Four singles are new to the top 40 on this week’s chart. The highest of them comes from Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, who race in at #37 with “Monster”. It’s the 11th top 40 song for Mendes and the 32nd for Bieber, both of whom are currently on the chart with other records from their respective forthcoming albums. Lil Nas X leaps from 46-38 with “Holiday”, his third top 40 hit at the format. Lifting from 41-39, Joji picks up his second top 40 tune and first on his own with “Your Man”. Finally, “Hawái” breezes into the top 40 for Maluma and The Weeknd, moving from 44-40. It’s their first and 16th top 40 entries at the format, respectively.

After a release on Thursday night, Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa land at #49 with “Prisoner”. Meanwhile, “Hawái” isn’t the only tune on the rise for The Weeknd this week, as his solo release “Save Your Tears” bounces in at #50.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 22, 2020

Four ways to Dua domination.

DEBUTS
38. Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber – Monster
34. Miley Cyrus featuring Dua Lipa – Prisoner | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Tones And I – Fly Away (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Fitz – Head Up High (29)
09. Ritt Momney – Put Your Records On (15) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ava Max – Kings & Queens (10) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Ritt Momney – Put Your Records On (15) | PEAK: #09
08. Shawn Mendes – Wonder (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Royal & The Serpent – Overwhelmed (06) | PEAK: #06
06. JP Saxe – A Little Bit Yours (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Joel Corry featuring MNEK – Head & Heart (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Ashe – Save Myself (04) | PEAK: #03
03. Harry Styles – Golden (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Dua Lipa – Levitating (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sir Sly – Material Boy (4)
2. Parson James – High Tide, Low Tide (3)
3. Kylie Minogue – Magic (2)
4. Ben Rector featuring Ingrid Michaelson – It Would Be You (1)
5. Des Rocs – This Is Our Life (6)
6. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – All About You (-)
7. James Hersey – Forget (About Everyone Else) (-)
8. Michael Franti & Spearhead – Work Hard And Be Nice (10)
9. Semisonic – Basement Tapes (9)
10. Tai Verdes – Stuck In The Middle (-)

In The Mix:
Bleachers featuring Bruce Springsteen – Chinatown (new)
Crowded House – Whatever You Want
Jeris Johnson & Ricky Desktop – Damn!
Mammoth WVH – Distance (new)
Rozzi – Orange Skies

Chart Notes:

  • Dua Lipa holds strong at #1 for the third week with “Levitating”, one of four singles she currently has on my personal chart. One of them comes in as this week’s Highest Debut: a collaboration with Miley Cyrus titled “Prisoner”, which bows at #34. Cyrus, likely Lipa, went to the top recently with “Midnight Sky”, which plants itself at #2 again. The only other entry in the countdown is from Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber with “Monster”, which is new at #38. Mendes also holds at #8 with the title cut from his upcoming album Wonder.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 21, 2004

A chart flashback for you, too.

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 16 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 21, 2004…

Debuts:
40. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Let Me Go”
39. BUTTERFLY BOUCHER, “I Can’t Make Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #9 below)

10. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Give A Little Bit” (steady, second week)
Album: Live In Buffalo: July 4th, 2004 (2004, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. SEAL, “Walk On By” (up 29)
Album: Best 1991–2004 (2004, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

08. U2, “Vertigo” (down 2)
Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. HALL & OATES, “I’ll Be Around” (up 1)
Album: Our Kind Of Soul (2004, U-Watch Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” (down 3)
Album: Love Songs: A Compilation… Old And New (2004, Atlantic/Rhino Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. MARC BROUSSARD, “Where You Are” (steady, second week)
Album: Carencro (2004, Island Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. BRYAN ADAMS, “Open Road” (steady, second week)
Album: Room Service (2004, Mercury Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. DARREN HAYES, “Darkness” (up 4)
Album: The Tension And The Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. GWEN STEFANI, “What You Waiting For?” (down 1)
Album: Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. JOHN MAYER, “Daughters” (up 1)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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