RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 24-25, 2019)

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 six new tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AVA MAX – “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Last month, “Sweet But Psycho” got as high as #3, giving the emerging artist her first big radio hit in the States.

AVICII featuring ALOE BLACC – “SOS” (Geffen/Interscope)
Album: Tim (2019)
Past T40 History: This is Avicii’s first posthumous release here. Blacc sung the lead vocal on 2013’s “Wake Me Up”, his one #1 hit.

CYN – “Holy Roller” (Unsub/Caroline)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Cyn is the lone format newcomer in the mix this week. She is one of the acts signed to Katy Perry’s Unsub label.

MKTO – “Shoulda Known Better” (Crooked Paintings)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The duo has four top 40 singles to date. This past April, their track “How Can I Forget” managed a peak of #50.

SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO – “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: As a duo, their big collaboration “I Know What You Did Last Summer” got as high as #10 back in January 2016.

ZARA LARSSON – “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: “Time” for Larsson to reach the top ten again! Her last top 40 entry, “Ruin My Life”, peaked at #16 in February.

Next week: Vacation, anyone? No new songs are on the schedule… yet.

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 (June 23, 2019)

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. Some say that talk is cheap, and while that’s not so far-fetched, it does change when it’s on top of the pop chart. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

WE NEED TO TALK: Earning his third #1 smash at the format since September of last year, Khalid leaps from 3-1 on this week’s Top 40 chart with “Talk”. Of those three hits, it’s the first by just himself to reach the summit; the other singles were with Normani and a three-way collaboration with Benny Blanco and Halsey. Accordingly, “Talk” is also the new #1 song on the Rhythmic chart, while it continues to gain in the top ten and top 20 on the Urban and Hot AC formats, respectively. Expect it to hang onto the top for a second week here on the pop survey, as Khalid’s main competition is still too far away to knock him out.

Further down the survey, the action isn’t nearly as exciting, but there are still a few notable titles to mention. Moving from 43-37, we have the 11th top 40 single at the format for Miley Cyrus with “Mother’s Daughter”. It’s the sole entry in the region this week. After debuting on Friday, the second chart collaboration by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello starts at #41. “Señorita” is likely to be this week’s Most Added record at the format on Tuesday evening and should see a nice rise through the top 40 by the weekend. Only one other song slides into the top 50 this week, a collaboration that’s already been to #1 on the Rhythmic chart: “Pure Water” checks in at #50 for Mustard and Migos. It also recently appeared in the top ten on the Urban chart. Should this song make the top 40 on the pop airwaves, it’ll be the first with the word “pure” in its title to enter the region in 20 years.

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Five

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…

(Due to a busy schedule, commentary will return next week! Enjoy this week’s selections.)

HANNAH JANE LEWIS – “Is It Even You?” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

HEARTS & COLORS – “I’m So Sorry” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

PARSON JAMES – “Minute” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

PRETTY SISTER – “Come On Over” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
A GREAT BIG WORLD – “This Is Magic”
KEVIN MCHALE – “All I Want Is You”
KIM PETRAS – “Another One”

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 23, 2019

It’s all 4 ME!

39. Goo Goo Dolls – Miracle Pill
37. James TW – Incredible
36. Michael Bublé – Forever Now | HIGHEST DEBUT

20. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
16. Keane – The Way I Feel (21)
15. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (20)
(see #10 below)

10. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Noah Kahan – Mess (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Bastille – Joy (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (03) | PEAK: #02
04. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (3)
2. Dave Matthews Band featuring Brandi Carlile – Come Tomorrow (-)
3. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (2)
4. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (6)
5. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (8)
6. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (5)
7. BBMak – Bullet Train (7)
8. Noah Kahan – Cynic (-)
9. Cyn – Holy Roller (-)
10. LIVVIA – Dizzy (10)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other
Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil (new)
Daughtry – As You Are
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave
Live – Hold Me Up
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand
Why Don’t We – Unbelievable
Zara Larsson – All The Time (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie‘s song “ME!” holds on for a fourth (and potentially final) week at #1 on my chart, while Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down” easily claims the Biggest Mover title with a huge surge from 35-20 in its second week in the countdown. Both releases can be found on her upcoming album Lover. There are three debuts in the top 40 this week, all coming from performers who have previously hit the top. New at #36, five-time chart-topper Michael Bublé leads the way with “Forever Now”, the second radio single from his album ❤️. Back at the end of January, “Love You Anymore” got to #3. One spot below him, James TW enters at #37 with “Incredible”. During the fall of 2016, he topped my list for seven weeks with “When You Love Someone” and has charted a handful of times since then. Lastly, at #39, a duo that’s earned a string of notable hits on my survey ever since it officially began in September 1999: the Goo Goo Dolls with “Miracle Pill”. As a trio, they last went to #1 in 2002 with the song “Here Is Gone”. This is their first top 40 entry here since “So Alive”, which spent two weeks at #16 in the summer of 2016.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 22, 2003

Fighting for chart glory.

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 June 22, 2003…

39. BIG BROVAZ, “Favourite Things”
38. SARAI, “Ladies”
33. SUGAR RAY, “Is She Really Going Out With Him?”
27. MICHAEL MCDONALD, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”

Biggest Movers:
LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (35-28)
BEYONCÉ featuring JAY-Z, “Crazy In Love” (21-14, seven spots)

10. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Fighter” (steady, second week)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. JASON MRAZ, “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” (down 2)
Album: Waiting For My Rocket To Come (2002, Elektra Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

08. HILARY DUFF, “Why Not” (up 1)
Album: The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Soundtrack) (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #8

07. LILLIX, “It’s About Time” (up 1)
Album: Falling Uphill (2003, Maverick Records)
Peak: #7

06. JEWEL, “Intuition” (down 5)
Album: 0304 (2003, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Where Is The Love?” (steady, third week)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M Records)
Peak: #4

04. THALIA featuring FAT JOE, “I Want You” (up 2)
Album: Thalia (2003, Virgin Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Miss Independent” (steady, third week)
Album: Thankful (2003, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. BOOMKAT, “What U Do 2 Me” (up 2)
Album: Boomkatalog.One (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Swing, Swing” (up 1)
Album: The All-American Rejects (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 21, 2019

Feeling like a good Friday for new music…

The feelings of summer and highly-anticipated music meet in the middle this week, as we welcome some excellent names and releases into the market. Here are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

LIL NAS X – 7 (EP) (iTunes)
Features: “Old Town Road”, the #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for the past eleven weeks that’s also led the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts, as well as the newly-released cut “Panini”

MARK RONSON – Late Night Feelings (iTunes)
Features: The Camila Cabello-assisted “Find U Again” and the Miley Cyrus-assisted “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, both of which charted at the Hot AC and Top 40 radio formats, the former of which is currently in the top 40 at both

THE RACONTEURS – Help Us Stranger (iTunes)
Features: “Help Me Stranger”, a current top 40 track on both the Alternative and Triple A radio charts, as well as “Now That You’re Gone” and “Sunday Driver”, two prior singles from the project

Notable albums out this week: Aaron Watson‘s Red Bandana (iTunes), Ben Rector‘s MAGIC: Live From The USA (iTunes), Collective Soul‘s Blood (iTunes), Gucci Mane‘s Delusions Of Grandeur (iTunes), Prince‘s Originals (iTunes), The Rolling Stones‘s Bridges To Bremen (Live) (iTunes), Trina‘s The One (iTunes), Two Door Cinema Club‘s False Alarm (iTunes), Unspoken‘s Reason (iTunes), Will Young‘s Lexicon (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s Ride Me Back Home (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Emily Burns‘s PDA (iTunes), ILOVEMAKONNEN‘s M3 (iTunes), Kevin McHale‘s Boy (iTunes), Lukr‘s Sunstead (iTunes), SG Lewis‘s Dawn (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“(Gonna Take) A Little Time”, Paul Loren (iTunes)
“20th Century Boy”, Brasko featuring Mr. Gabriel (iTunes)
“All My Love”, Sabrina Claudio & Wale (iTunes)
“All The Time”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“And I Am A Woman”, Angie McMahon (iTunes)
“Angeline”, Seramic (iTunes)
“Another One”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Bad Idea”, YBN Cordae featuring Chance The Rapper (iTunes)
“Better”, Corey Harper (iTunes)
“Come On Over”, Pretty Sister (iTunes)
“Crown”, Stormzy (iTunes)
“Crybaby”, Pia Mia featuring Theron Theron (iTunes)
“Dancing With Nobody”, Austin Mahone (iTunes)
“Dang”, Top Bunk (iTunes)
“Do You”, Elle Winter (iTunes)
“Door”, Caroline Polachek (iTunes)
“Easy”, Kyd The Band & Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“Eat Your Heart Out”, Walk The Moon (iTunes)
“Elvis”, Skela (iTunes)
“Expensive”, Rence featuring Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Feel Something”, Bea Miller (iTunes)
“Generational Divide”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“Greenlight”, Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“Hummingbird”, Mark Diamond (iTunes)
“I Don’t Know You Anymore (Demo)”, Sody (iTunes)
“I’m So Sorry”, Hearts & Colors (iTunes)
“ICLYA”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Identity Crisis”, Emily Weisband (iTunes)
“Imagination”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Is It Even You?”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Just Another Dreamer”, Myzica (iTunes)
“Leave It All Behind”, Sleeping With Sirens (iTunes)
“Left Me Yet”, Daya (iTunes)
“Little Things”, Jessica Mauboy (iTunes)
“Lonely Night”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Love It”, UNSECRET featuring Ivory Lane (iTunes)
“Loved You Once (Demo)”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Megatron”, Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Minute”, Parson James (iTunes)
“Miracle Pill”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“Mount Everest”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“Nostalgic”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“One Thing Right”, Marshmello & Kane Brown (iTunes)
“Pretty”, Ingrid Michaelson (iTunes)
“Run Game”, Lupe Fiasco (iTunes)
“Runaway”, Sebastian Yatra, Daddy Yankee, Jonas Brothers & Natti Natasha (iTunes)
“Say Less”, Alex Harris (iTunes)
“Señorita”, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Short Kings Anthem”, Blackbear & Tiny Meat Gang (iTunes)
“Stacy”, Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Start Again”, Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“Stitch”, Allan Rayman (iTunes)
“Strangers”, City And Colour (iTunes)
“Stripper Bowl”, Migos (iTunes)
“Swimming Pool”, Millie Turner (iTunes)
“That’s Life”, 88-Keys featuring Mac Miller and Sia (iTunes)
“The First One (Acoustic)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“The Lake”, Wylder (iTunes)
“This Is Magic”, A Great Big World (iTunes)
“Time Waits For No One”, Freddie Mercury (iTunes)
“Typical Story”, Hobo Johnson (iTunes)
“Underground”, Lindsey Stirling (iTunes)
“Waking Up”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“What Do I Do?”, Georgia Ku (iTunes)
“Would You Ever”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Ingrid Michaelson, The Black Keys 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 (June 18, 2019)

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: Taylor Swift gets “Down” with the Top 40 crowd once more, blasting up to the top spot on the Tuesday report. Take a deep breath in and out and let’s add ’em up:

“YOU”-NITED AS ONE: After the Brendon Urie-assisted “ME!” cleared the entire panel in one week back in late April, it’s no surprise to see Taylor Swift picking up another giant total for the follow-up single, “You Need To Calm Down”. This tune earns 129 stations in its first week, which falls below the 183 for “ME!”, but is still quite significant. Both songs can be found on Lover, which hits stores on August 23. “You” squeaked into the top 40 on last Sunday’s update and should be well into the top 30 by the next list to be published. It also led the adds report at Hot AC radio yesterday, scoring 42 stations in total.

Swift’s current single lands well ahead of the other impacting records in the region, including songs by LIVVIATove Lo and We Three, though all three acts managed to successfully place their songs in the top ten. (More results are below.)

Next week, Ava Max (who already appears in this week’s top ten) leads a pack of at least five impacting songs, which also includes the latest releases from Cyn, MKTO and more. Curious about who will land on top? So am I! Check back next Tuesday!

1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Need To Calm Down” (Republic)
2-T. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)
2-T. TOVE LO, “Glad He’s Gone” (Island/Republic)
4. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
5. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
6. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
7-T. AVA MAX, “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
7-T. LIVVIA, “Dizzy” (12Tone Music)
7-T. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA, “Call You Mine” (Disruptor/Columbia)
10. WE THREE, “Lifeline” (Palawan/JMA)

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