NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 15, 2021

The easiest choice this week.

This week’s lineup for New Music Friday releases is so icy and red hot at the same time, which includes the new albums from Coldplay, Gucci Mane and Young Thug, as well as new singles from Adele, Anitta and Miranda Lambert. It’s easy, you have some streaming  to do:

Notable albums out this week: Anson Seabra‘s Feeling For My Life (Stream), Aquilo‘s A Safe Place To Be (Stream), Avenue Beat‘s The Debut Farewell Album (Stream), Briston Maroney‘s Sunflower: Live At Third Man Records (Stream), Cheat Codes‘s Hellraisers, Pt. 2 (Stream), Chelsea Cutler‘s When I Close My Eyes (Stream), Coldplay‘s Music Of The Spheres (Stream), FINNEAS‘s Optimist (Stream), Gucci Mane‘s So Icy Boyz (Stream), Jon Batiste‘s We Are (Deluxe) (Stream), Joy Crookes‘s Skin (Stream), Kacy Hill‘s Simple, Sweet And Smiling (Stream), Kelly Clarkson‘s When Christmas Comes Around… (Stream), KIRBY‘s Sis, He Wasn’t The One (Stream), Norah Jones‘s I Dream Of Christmas (Stream), PinkPantheress‘s To Hell With It (Stream), Remi Wolf‘s Juno (Stream), Ryan Hurd‘s Pelago (Stream), The Driver Era‘s Girlfriend (Stream), Toby Keith‘s Peso In My Pocket (Stream), Young Thug‘s Punk (Stream), Zac Brown Band‘s The Comeback (Stream), Pokémon 25: The Album (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: FRANKIE‘s Cocoon (Stream), GRACEY‘s Fragile (Stream), Jeffrey James‘s Songs I Found In The Year I Lost (Stream), JESSIA‘s How Are You? (Stream), Karen Harding‘s Sweet Vibrations (Stream), Louis The Child‘s Euphoria (Stream), Lovejoy‘s Pebble Brain (Stream), Munn & Delanie Leclerc‘s Only Human (Stream), Stephen Sanchez‘s What Was, Not Now (Stream), Teddy Swims‘s A Very Teddy Christmas (Stream), Tone Stith‘s Still FWM (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“(Wish I Didn’t Have To) Lie”, Catie Turner featuring JORDY (Stream)
“19”, Chloe Lilac (Stream)
“Again Again”, Sea Girls (Stream)
“All Your Friends”, Haley Joelle (Stream)
“Alone”, Fickle Friends (Stream)
“Always Never”, David J (Stream)
“Awaken (Feel Alive)”, Big Wild & Surfaces (Stream)
“Bad Like Riri”, Jesswar & Erica Banks (Stream)
“Bad Little Thing”, Noa Kirel (Stream)
“Ben Franklin”, Snail Mail (Stream)
“Big Shot”, The Lumineers (Stream)
“Call On Me”, Sam Feldt featuring Georgia Ku (Stream)
“Call U Tomorrow”, Montell Fish (Stream)
“Children”, Billy Porter (Stream)
“Citi Trends”, YNW BSlime featuring NLE Choppa (Stream)
“Cold Heart (Acoustic)”, Elton John & Dua Lipa (Stream)
“Crutch”, Band Of Horses (Stream)
“Dance Magic”, Foxes (Stream)
“Do It Over”, WizTheMC (Stream)
“Don’t Bring Me Down”, Two Feet (Stream)
“Easy On Me”, Adele (Stream)
“Escort”, Chase Atlantic (Stream)
“Ex For A Reason”, Summer Walker & City Girls (Stream)
“Faithfully”, Brian McKnight (Stream)
“Faking Love”, Anitta featuring Saweetie (Stream)
“Fancy”, Lennon Stella (Stream)
“From The Start”, Matt Schuster (Stream)
“Ghost Town”, Benson Boone (Stream)
“Giving In To The Love”, AURORA (Stream)
“Greatest Hits”, Gavin James (Stream)
“Hold On”, Rod Stewart (Stream)
“Hopeless Romantic”, Sam Fischer (Stream)
“House Of Cards”, Sophia Alexa (Stream)
“I & I”, Jubël (Stream)
“I Don’t Know You Anymore”, Eric Nam (Stream)
“I Feel Good”, Pink Sweat$ (Stream)
“If I Was A Cowboy”, Miranda Lambert (Stream)
“In My Mind”, Alok, John Legend & Joel Corry (Stream)
“Intermission”, KA$HDAMI (Stream)
“It’s Always Been You”, Caleb Hearn (Stream)
“Joy”, Santana & Chris Stapleton (Stream)
“Killers On They Sh*t”, SpotemGottem (Stream)
“Late Bloomer”, Allison Ponthier (Stream)
“Lemons”, Spencer Sutherland (Stream)
“Life Feels Good”, Mikey Dam (Stream)
“Maybe”, Christian Leave (Stream)
“Mid Years”, George Alice (Stream)
“Never Surrender”, Matoma & Steve Garrigan (Stream)
“No R&B”, Muni Long featuring Ann Marie (Stream)
“Nothing To Lose”, Above Snakes (Stream)
“Own The Night”, AREA21 (Stream)
“Piano”, Alissic (Stream)
“Pissed Me Off”, Lil Durk (Stream)
“Pretty”, Scott Helman (Stream)
“Ready For The High”, The Wombats (Stream)
“Rumors 3”, Lil Migo (Stream)
“Sad F*ck”, Ryan Mack (Stream)
“Same Way Too”, We Three (Stream)
“Scattered”, Lauren Jauregui featuring Vic Mensa (Stream)
“Schoolyard Dance Off”, Studio Killers (Stream)
“Sing Along Drink Along”, Morgan Evans (Stream)
“Skin & Bones”, Kito featuring Winona Oak (Stream)
“So Happy It Hurts”, Bryan Adams (Stream)
“Sorry For Me”, Ricky Montgomery (Stream)
“Spies”, Tori Amos (Stream)
“Spinnin'”, Mazie (Stream)
“Starlight”, Westlife (Stream)
“Still Life”, Brasstracks & Tori Kelly (Stream)
“Sunday”, KYLE (Stream)
“Sweet & Sour”, Nic D (Stream)
“Temper”, Vera Blue (Stream)
“The Real Thing”, Dixie (Stream)
“The War Inside”, Tom Morello featuring Chris Stapleton (Stream)
“The Weekend”, 88rising & BIBI (Stream)
“Track Shoes”, Rence (Stream)
“U Gurl”, Walker Hayes (Stream)
“Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?”, James Morrison (Stream)
“Why It Hurts”, Jon McLaughlin (Stream)
“Wouldn’t Change A Thing”, ILLENIUM featuring Thirty Seconds To Mars (Stream)
“You Know My Body”, DreamDoll featuring Capella Grey (Stream)

Next week, the new albums from Duran DuranElton John and Wale 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 (October 12, 2021)

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 Top 40 format gets anxious, as The Anxiety continues to perform. Let’s add ’em up:

SEE “SPOT” RUN: The format continues to embrace the first top 40 single for The Anxiety, the duo of Willow and Tyler Cole, who take the top spot on the adds report with “Meet Me At Our Spot”. With 33 new adds this week, it finished only one station ahead of the impacting “Boyz”, a new collaboration from Jesy Nelson (formerly of Little Mix) and Nicki Minaj.

The only other impacting song of note is “Chosen”, which tied for fourth place this week with 22 adds. It’s the first time in the top five on the adds report here for Blxst, though his collaborators Tyga and Ty Dolla $ign have ranked high in the past.

Charting singles from Lil Nas X, Nessa Barrett and Trevor Daniel returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
2. JESY NELSON featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Boyz” (Republic)
3. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
4-T. BLXST & TYGA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Chosen” (Red Bull/Evgle/in2une)
4-T. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
6. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
7. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Columbia)
8. LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
9. TREVOR DANIEL, “Alone” (Alamo/RCA)
10. NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 11-12, 2021)

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:

BLXST & TYGA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Chosen” (Red Bull/Evgle/in2une)
Album: No Love Lost (Deluxe) (2021)
Past T40 History: The collaboration recently hit the top ten at the Urban format and is approaching the region at Rhythmic radio.

JESY NELSON featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Boyz” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Nelson, who previously sang on five top 40 hits at the format as a part of Little Mix, impacts with her solo song.

Next week: she’s got more than 30 reasons to top the adds report. Adele is back.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 10, 2021)

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 spot for fresh faces and delightful debuts is looking super, so let’s check out what’s popping at the format this week:

THE GIFTED KID: Once again, the dynamic duo of The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber earn a sixth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with “Stay”. The collaboration is also the new #1 song at the Hot AC format this week, moving up two spots from last week.

TikTok star and singer Nessa Barrett lifts from 44-38 with her second top 40 hit at the format, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead”, taken from her recent EP titled Pretty Poison. The Anxiety (the duo of Willow and Tyler Cole) debuts at #39 with “Meet Me At Our Spot”, their first top 40 hit as a pair and Cole individually, but the second overall for Willow. Finally, Monsta X picks up their third top 40 song for “One Day”, advancing from 43-40.

Three solo men and their latest songs are new to the top 50, led by Troye Sivan and “Angel Baby” at #46. Newcomer Vaultboy checks in at #49 with “Everything Sucks”, a viral track that spread on TikTok earlier this year, while Trevor Daniel gets inspired by some Alice Deejay and lands at #50 with “Alone”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 10, 2021

“Cold” remains hot for another week.

DEBUTS
39. Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point
38. John Mellencamp & Bruce Springsteen – Wasted Days
33. Sting – Rushing Water | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Whitney Houston & Clean Bandit – How Will I Know (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Andy Grammer – Damn It Feels Good To Be Me (30)
21. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
17. John Mayer – Wild Blue (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Duran Duran – Anniversary (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Milky Chance – Colorado (05) | PEAK: #05
07. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (06) | PEAK: #02
05. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Silk Sonic – Skate (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (1)
2. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (3)
3. January Jane – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (8)
4. Sting – If It’s Love (4)
5. TWICE – The Feels (9)
6. Noah Kahan featuring Joy Oladokun – Someone Like You (-)
7. Lorde – Mood Ring (5)
8. Kylie Minogue and Years & Years – A Second To Midnight (-)
9. Trevor Daniel – Alone (-)
10. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (-)

In The Mix:
Duran Duran – Tonight United
Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me
Jesy Nelson featuring Nicki Minaj – Boyz (new)
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Patrick Droney – Like The Water
Rod Stewart – One More Time
The Anxiety – Meet Me At Our Spot

Chart Notes:

  • Starting a super retro countdown this week, Elton John and Dua Lipa hold at the top for the fifth consecutive week with “Cold Heart”. It’s their collaboration from John’s The Lockdown Sessions project, which is due in less than two weeks. Tied for the week’s Biggest Mover, Coldplay and BTS leap from 27-21 on the chart with “My Universe”, while the late Whitney Houston rises from 40-34 with a Clean Bandit remix of 1986’s “How Will I Know”. Sting leads a batch of three debuts that could be from 1985 or 2021, as “Rushing Water” (from his upcoming album The Bridge) flows onto the chart at #33. John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen debut at #38 with “Wasted Days”, while Tears For Fears are in at #39 with the title cut from The Tipping Point, their first studio album since 2004.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 12, 2008

Crushing the chart competition.

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 October 12, 2008:

Debuts:
40. THE KILLERS, “Human”
39. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody”

Biggest Mover:
DAVID COOK, “Light On” (40-33, seven spots)

10. LEONA LEWIS, “Better In Time” (down 4)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

09. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (up 1)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. DELTA GOODREM, “In This Life” (down 3)
Album: Delta (2008, Mercury/Decca Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

07. DAVID ARCHULETA, “Crush” (up 1)
Album: David Archuleta (2008, 19/Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #5

06. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (down 2)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. DAUGHTRY, “What About Now” (up 4)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. LIFEHOUSE, “Broken” (up 3)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. DANIEL POWTER, “Next Plane Home” (down 2)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. O.A.R., “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” (up 1)
Album: All Sides (2008, Everfine/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. P!NK, “So What” (up 1)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 8, 2021

More than a little mix of music.

As we head towards Columbus Day, we’re sailing right into another exciting New Music Friday review, including the latest albums from Bbno$, Don Toliver and Old Dominion, as well as new singles from 24KGoldn, Jesy Nelson and PinkPantheress. Okay, boyz and girls, get streaming:

Notable albums out this week: AJ Mitchell‘s Skyview (Stream), Bbno$‘s Eat Ya Veggies (Stream), Boylife‘s Gelato (Stream), Britton Buchanan‘s Something You Can Break (Stream), Cody Johnson‘s Human (Stream), Del Water Gap‘s Del Water Gap (Stream), Don Toliver‘s Life Of A Don (Stream), Ellery Bonham‘s Quarterlife Blur (Stream), James Blake‘s Friends That Break Your Heart (Stream), Jesse McCartney‘s New Stage (Stream), Lute‘s Gold Mouf (Stream), Magdalena Bay‘s Mercurial World (Stream), Marc E. Bassy‘s Little Men (Stream), Matt Maltese‘s Good Morning It’s Now Tomorrow (Stream), Natalie Hemby‘s Pins And Needles (Stream), Noah Gundersen‘s A Pillar Of Salt (Stream), Oh Wonder‘s 22 Break (Stream), Old Dominion‘s Time, Tequila & Therapy (Stream), POORSTACY‘s Party At The Cemetery (Stream), Reba McEntire‘s Revived Remixed Revisited (Stream), Sam Fender‘s Seventeen Going Under (Stream), Trivium‘s In The Court Of The Dragon (Stream), UPSAHL‘s Lady Jesus (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Aespa‘s Savage (Stream), Blake Rose‘s A World Gone By (Stream), Dillon Francis‘s Happy Machine (Stream), Elderbrook‘s Innerlight (Stream), Eva Rose‘s Out Of Lives (Stream), Glaive & Ericdoa‘s Then I’ll Be Happy (Stream), Johnny Stimson‘s Butterflies (Stream), Julia Wolf‘s Girls In Purgatory (Stream), Paris Texas‘s Red Hand Akimbo (Stream), Powfu‘s Tell Me Your Feelings And I Won’t Tell You Mine (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“3 Moods”, Abe Parker (Stream)
“7 And 7 Is”, Deep Purple (Stream)
“A Second To Midnight”, Kylie Minogue and Years & Years (Stream)
“Angels”, LP (Stream)
“Another”, Francis Karel (Stream)
“Argyle”, Brakence (Stream)
“Back On Top”, HONNE featuring Griff (Stream)
“Better Days (TĀLĀ Remix)”, Dermot Kennedy (Stream)
“Big Bidness”, Young T & Bugsey (Stream)
“Big Nas”, Nas (Stream)
“Blind Spot”, Maddie Zahm (Stream)
“Bones”, Felly (Stream)
“Boyz”, Jesy Nelson featuring Nicki Minaj (Stream)
“Bullets”, Ally Nicholas (Stream)
“Bus Ride”, Rxseboy featuring Chloe Moriondo (Stream)
“Can’t Nobody”, Keith Sweat featuring Raheem DeVaughn (Stream)
“Catch Myself”, Wingtip (Stream)
“Cemetery”, 3 Cities (Stream)
“Change”, Bailey Zimmerman (Stream)
“Chapstick”, COIN (Stream)
“Close”, CXLOE (Stream)
“Colors”, Lauren Jauregui (Stream)
“Congratulations (Autograf Remix)”, FITZ (Stream)
“Contacts”, Mick Jenkins (Stream)
“Daddy”, Baby Bulldog (Stream)
“Diamonds”, Martin Garrix, Julian Jordan & Tinie Tempah (Stream)
“Don’t Lie”, Naïka (Stream)
“Duffle Bag”, Yungeen Ace (Stream)
“Friday”, Jeris Johnson featuring Trippie Redd (Stream)
“Fukced Up”, Will Hyde (Stream)
“Garden Party”, Masego, Big Boi & JID (Stream)
“Girls Girls Girls”, FLETCHER (Stream)
“God Of The Sunsets”, SEB (Stream)
“Hands Up”, Tyla Yaweh featuring Morray (Stream)
“Harmony”, 347Aidan (Stream)
“Heartbreak Honeymoon”, Mad Tsai (Stream)
“Hello”, Keedron Bryant (Stream)
“High And Lonesome”, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (Stream)
“Hollywood”, TALK (Stream)
“Horizon”, NERVO (Stream)
“Hot Mess”, David Hugo (Stream)
“I F*ck Everything Up”, KILLBOY (Stream)
“I Must Apologise”, PinkPantheress (Stream)
“If I Could (Live)”, Brynn Cartelli (Stream)
“If I Were Rock & Roll”, Chase Rice (Stream)
“If I Would Have Known”, Kyle Hume (Stream)
“I’m Somebody Else”, LYELL (Stream)
“Late To The Party”, Joyner Lucas & Ty Dolla $ign (Stream)
“Liar Liar”, Just Stef (Stream)
“Life Goes On (Alok Remix)”, Oliver Tree (Stream)
“Lo Siento BB”, Tainy, Bad Bunny & Julieta Venegas (Stream)
“Lonely City”, Mokita (Stream)
“Love Back”, Why Don’t We (Stream)
“Love Flew Away”, Laufey & Adam Melchor (Stream)
“Lunchtime”, Spacey Jane (Stream)
“Made A Vow”, Millie Turner (Stream)
“Magic”, KiD RAiN (Stream)
“Mammamia”, Måneskin (Stream)
“Meant To Be”, Ber & Charlie Oriain (Stream)
“Metal Heart”, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers (Stream)
“Midnight Snacks”, Kelis (Stream)
“My Heart It Beats For You”, Grentperez (Stream)
“Money”, Jaws Of You (Stream)
“Move On”, Lydia Kaseta (Stream)
“New Old Trucks”, James Barker Band featuring Dierks Bentley (Stream)
“Night & Day”, Tia Tia (Stream)
“No Way!”, Clubhouse (Stream)
“Not Anybody’s Fault”, Benjamin Ingrosso (Stream)
“Pepas (Tiësto Remix)”, Farruko (Stream)
“Pieces Of You”, Nothing, Nowhere. (Stream)
“Polytics”, Idman (Stream)
“Prada”, 24KGoldn & Lil Tecca (Stream)
“Pray”, Dami Im (Stream)
“Professional Love”, WSTRN (Stream)
“Rhinestone Ring”, Abbey Cone (Stream)
“Sailboat”, Cody Fry featuring Ben Rector (Stream)
“Say It”, DVBBS & Space Primates featuring GASHI (Stream)
“Scars”, Stray Kids (Stream)
“Shivers (Ofenbach Remix)”, Ed Sheeran (Stream)
“So Done”, Joan (Stream)
“Something Beautiful”, Tom Walker featuring Masked Wolf (Stream)
“Sometime”, Ritt Momney & Shane T (Stream)
“Strength”, Bryce Fox (Stream)
“Super”, Cordae (Stream)
“That Funny Feeling”, Phoebe Bridgers (Stream)
“The Legend Of Jennifer”, Tramp Stamps (Stream)
“The Man Himself”, Gang Of Youths (Stream)
“The Tipping Point”, Tears For Fears (Stream)
“Tough”, DBMK (Stream)
“Typecast”, ELIO (Stream)
“Vodka Orange Juice”, Flowerkid (Stream)
“Weren’t Those The Days”, Misty Mtn (Stream)
“What Lovers Do”, Anees (Stream)
“With You”, Curtis Harding (Stream)
“Without You With Me”, Matt Hansen (Stream)
“Working For The Knife”, Mitski (Stream)

Next week, new albums from ColdplayKelly Clarkson and PinkPantheress 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 (October 5, 2021)

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 pop radio universe is revolving around Coldplay and BTS. Let’s add ’em up:

A UNIVERSAL REPORT: After starting in second place last week, “My Universe” earned another 38 adds this week, as Coldplay and BTS have the Most Added song at the Top 40 format. The collaboration entered at #32 on the survey this past weekend and flew to #1 on the Hot 100 update from earlier this week. Last week’s leader from Lil Nas X fell to second place, as “That’s What I Want” picked up 34 more adds.

The first track to impact at the format from the K-pop group TWICE was just behind them at 32 adds this week, with “The Feels” coming in third place. At 28 adds and a fourth place start, Trevor Daniel is in with “Alone”, which he hopes will become his second #1 hit to date.

Rounding out the top five and moving up from last week’s report, The Anxiety (the duo of Willow and Tyler Cole) secured an additional 24 adds for “Meet Me At Our Spot”.

Charting singles from GIVĒON and the Jonas Brothers returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
2. LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
3. TWICE, “The Feels” (JYP/Republic)
4. TREVOR DANIEL, “Alone” (Alamo/RCA)
5. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
6. JONAS BROTHERS, “Who’s In Your Head” (Republic)
7. DRAKE featuring FUTURE & YOUNG THUG, “Way 2 Sexy” (OVO/Republic)
8-T. BBNO$ featuring RICH BRIAN, “Edamame” (Mtheory/Further.)
8-T. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
8-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 4-5, 2021)

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 three tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CHARLI XCX, “Good Ones” (Atlantic/EMG)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The performer scored two #1 songs at the Top 40 format in 2014, but hasn’t been back to the top ten since then.

TREVOR DANIEL, “Alone” (Alamo/RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: In 2020, Daniel had one of the slowest runs ever to #1 with “Falling”, which spent a week at the summit in July.

TWICE, “The Feels” (JYP/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The K-pop group, featuring nine women who formed in 2015, impacts here with their first song fully in English.

Next week: nothing is listed at present, but stay tuned for updates.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 3, 2021)

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. Tonight is definitely a winner at the pop format, so it’s time to check out what’s popping at the format this week:

“STAY” IN PLACE: It’s a fifth week at #1 for The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber with “Stay”, which is back up over 370 spins and nearly 2,200 ahead of the song in second place.

Landing at #32 this week, Coldplay and BTS gravitate into the top 40 with “My Universe”. The collaboration is the second chart single from Coldplay’s forthcoming album Music Of The Spheres and their 14th overall. Additionally, BTS earns their ninth top 40 song to date. Climbing from 41-39 on the list, “Edamame” is not only a healthy hit title, but the first top 40 entry for both Bbno$ and Rich Brian at the format. Up from 43-40, Farruko also achieves his first top 40 song with the viral hit “Pepas”, the name of a popular jam-filled cookie.

In the top 50, Monsta X has a monster debut at #43 with “One Day”, as the group hopes to earn their third top 40 single later this month. “I Feel Good” is in at #46, as the current collaboration from Pitbull, Anthony Watts and DJWS continues to pick up new airplay. Shouse is next in line at #47 with “Love Tonight”, with the duo riding a wave of TikTok support for their track that was originally released back in 2017. The latest singles from Chlöe and GIVĒON are also new to the survey, with the former’s “Have Mercy” debuting at #48 and the latter’s “For Tonight” starting at #49. The two songs are also gaining particularly well at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats.

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