ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 10, 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: Harry Styles is adored by his many fans and Top 40 programmers alike, as his latest solo single has a big win on the last report of the year. Let’s add ’em up:

A STYLISH END TO THE YEAR: It’s the final impact date for the year and the decade, so some adoration for the format seems like a good way to head out with a bang. Harry Styles is back with the first radio single from his upcoming album Fine Line: “Adore You” blasts onto the list with a massive 169 adds on impact. Just in case you were wondering, “Sign Of The Times” started with 127 adds in its first week in April 2017, which was previously his largest one-week total as a solo artist. “Adore” made the top 40 by last Sunday’s published update, so expect a significant jump up the chart by this weekend.

Billie Eilish‘s “Everything I Wanted” and Ant Saunders‘s “Yellow Hearts” also impacted at the format today, though both songs have already seen some solid action here in the last month. Eilish finished in second place with 56 stations, while Saunders tied for fifth with 16.

Established hits by Arizona Zervas, Blackbear and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on the report.

The usual Tuesday night adds recap will return in January once singles begin impacting again, but until then, you can still read our Sunday night recap for all the latest chart stats from the pop world. Happy holidays!

1. HARRY STYLES, “Adore You” (Columbia)
2. BILLIE EILISH, “Everything I Wanted” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3. ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B, “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
4. ARIZONA ZERVAS, “Roxanne” (Columbia)
5-T. ANT SAUNDERS, “Yellow Hearts” (Arista)
5-T. DOJA CAT, “Juicy” (Kemosabe/RCA)
7-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
7-T. THE WEEKND, “Heartless” (Republic)
9. TREVOR DANIEL, “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
10. BROCKHAMPTON, “Sugar” (Question Everything/RCA)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (December 9-10, 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 three new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ANT SAUNDERS – “Yellow Hearts” (Arista)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This is the first tune from Saunders to impact at the format. Strong TikTok numbers have been leading the way.

BILLIE EILISH – “Everything I Wanted” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019/2020?)
Past T40 History: Her new single has cruised into the top 30 here and has placed in the top ten Most Added titles for three weeks.

HARRY STYLES – “Adore You” (Columbia)
Album: Fine Line (2019)
Past T40 History: Styles had a huge debut in the top 40 on Sunday with his fourth solo top 40 song. It will likely lead the adds log.

The next impact date, which also marks the first of the new decade, is set for early January. We’ll see you then. Happy holidays!

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 (December 8, 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. As we mourn the death of singer and rapper Juice WRLD at the young age of 21, here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

A “GOOD” LIFE: Lizzo‘s “Good As Hell”, with a very small loss in spins, holds at #1 on the Top 40 chart for a third week. The big hit is still in positive territory on both the Rhythmic (up 8-7) and Hot AC (up 11-9) radio charts. It appears that “Water Me”, a single that Lizzo originally released in 2017, will be splashing onto the airwaves at all three formats soon. (It has about 115 spins across the formats this week.)

Harry Styles scores his fourth top 40 hit outside of One Direction with the song that debuts at #33, “Adore You”. The single can be found on his upcoming album Fine Line, due on Friday. (It’s not a cover of the song that Miley Cyrus took to #15 in 2014.) Two other songs from the project, “Lights Up” and “Watermelon Sugar”, are continuing to receive minor airplay from several stations.

Climbing from 43-40, the Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin are new to the region with “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”. It’s the 19th top 40 single at the format for the group and their first since 2011. Additionally, it’s the sixth top 40 hit for Balvin, who’s proving to be a popular collaborator as of late: he’s been featured on minor chart entries for DJ Snake and Major Lazer in the last few weeks.

The only top 50 entry of note is a viral hit that was driven by the video app TikTok: “Yellow Hearts” by Ant Saunders lands at #48 this week. It’s his first chart record and impacts on Tuesday.

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty Nine

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…

BRUCE WIEGNER – “Everybody Dies” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

This is the third time on the Rewind for Los Angeles singer and songwriter Wiegner, whose edgy pop style has translated really well into some catchy songs with strong hooks. Though the track comes at a sensitive for music-related deaths, it’s still a quality release.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALLIE X & TROYE SIVAN – “Love Me Wrong”
CAMDEN WELLES – “Pretty Ugly”
HUX – “Black Palm Trees”
OVERSTREET – “Addicted”

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 8, 2019

“Ya” know this hit already.

40. Taylor Janzen – What I Do…
39. Steve Aoki, Sting & SHAED – 2 In A Million
36. Alanis Morissette – Reasons I Drink
32. Harry Styles – Adore You | HIGHEST DEBUT

33. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
27. Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted (33)
26. A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera – Fall On Me (31)
25. Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
24. Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar (29)
12. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (18)

10. Lizzo – Good As Hell (07) | PEAK: #06
09. Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Harry Styles – Lights Up (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Lover (05) | PEAK: #02
05. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. The Script – The Last Time (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Coldplay – Orphans (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July (2)
2. Jewel – No More Tears (3)
3. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (1)
4. LP – Strange (4)
5. Mitch James – Sunday Morning (7)
6. HAIM – Now I’m In It (8)
7. Westlife – My Blood (6)
8. Niall Horan – Put A Little Love On Me (-)
9. Louis Tomlinson – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart (-)
10. Delaney Jane – Safe With You (10)

In The Mix:
Lennon Stella – Kissing Other People
Lizzo – Water Me (new)
Spencer Sutherland – Grateful (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Niall Horan remains at #1 for the fifth week on my personal chart with “Nice To Meet Ya”, even as the performer releases a new one-off track called “Put A Little Love On Me”, which enters the Next In Line section after debuting on Friday. The latest radio singles from Lewis Capaldi and Maggie Rogers tie for this week’s Biggest Mover, both up seven spots from last week. Four huge debuts blast onto the chart, with “Adore You” by Harry Styles leading the way at #32. It’s the third song to chart from his Fine Line album, out next week. In with her first entry since 2012, Alanis Morissette starts at #36 with “Reasons I Drink”, the first single off her forthcoming May set Such Pretty Forks In The Road. At #39, with possibly the most intriguing collaboration on the list, Steve Aoki, Sting and SHAED debut with “2 In A Million”. Aoki’s recent top ten hit with the Backstreet Boys, “Let It Be Me”, is still in the top 20 here. Finally, at #40, newcomer Taylor Janzen enters on my personal chart with “What I Do…”, which already has some minor airplay at the Alternative and Triple A formats.

 (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 11, 2005

Savin’ the chart world, one song at a time.

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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 11, 2005…

39. SANTANA featuring STEVEN TYLER, “Just Feel Better”
35. JAMES BLUNT, “Goodbye My Lover”
33. CASCADA, “Everytime We Touch”

Biggest Mover(s):
SHAKIRA, “Don’t Bother” (up 34-24, ten spots)
(see #10 below)

10. INXS featuring J.D. FORTUNE, “Pretty Vegas” (up 10)
Album: Switch (2005, Burnett/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for six weeks

09. CARRIE UNDERWOOD, “Some Hearts” (steady, second week)
Album: Some Hearts (2005, 19/Arista Nashville Records)
Peak: #9 for four weeks

08. JAMIE CULLUM, “Get Your Way” (down 2)
Album: Catching Tales (2005, Verve Records)
Peak: #4

07. DARREN HAYES, “So Beautiful” (up 1)
Album: Truly Madly Completely: The Best Of Savage Garden (2005, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Free Loop (One Night Stand)” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. KELLY CLARKSON, “Because Of You” (down 1)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. HOWIE DAY, “She Says” (up 1)
Album: Stop All The World Now (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

03. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Save The Last Dance For Me” (steady, second week)
Album: It’s Time (2005, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #3 for nine weeks

02. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (steady, third week)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

01. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (steady, third week)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2005, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 6, 2019

The charts get romantic.

How about a little romance for the weekend? We think you’ll easily fall in love with a number of these new releases. These albums and singles hit stores this Friday:

CAMILA CABELLO – Romance (iTunes)
Features: “Liar” and “Shameless”, which achieved moderate success at the Hot AC and Top 40 formats

Notable albums out this week: Bastille‘s Doom Days (This Got Out Of Hand Edition) (iTunes), Fat Joe‘s Family Ties (iTunes), French Montana‘s Montana (iTunes), Kranium‘s Midnight Sparks (iTunes), Kylie Minogue‘s Golden: Live In Concert (iTunes), Liam Payne‘s LP1 (iTunes), Mary J. Blige‘s HERstory Vol. 1 (iTunes), Roddy Ricch‘s Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (iTunes), The Chainsmokers‘s World War Joy (iTunes), The Who‘s WHO (iTunes), Walker Hayes‘s 8Tracks, Vol. 3: Black Sheep (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Iggy Azalea‘s Wicked Lips (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 In A Million”, Steve Aoki, Sting & SHAED (iTunes)
“Addicted”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Adore You”, Harry Styles (iTunes)
“Alive Right Now”, Brad Paisley featuring Addie Pratt (iTunes)
“Almost Dead”, Shoffy (iTunes)
“Always Tired”, Weathers (iTunes)
“Amnesia”, Grace Carter (iTunes)
“Believe”, Adam Lambert (iTunes)
“Better Half Of Me (Etherwood Remix)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Black Palm Trees”, Hux (iTunes)
“Bloom”, Surfaces (iTunes)
“Bring It On Home (Campfire Mix)”, American Authors featuring Phillip Phillips & Maddie Poppe (iTunes)
“Christmas Lights” and “Winter Song”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Christmas Tree Farm”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Dead Letter”, Soul Asylum (iTunes)
“Drive The Boat”, Pop Smoke (iTunes)
“Everybody Dies”, Bruce Wiegner (iTunes)
“Fading”, Shallou (iTunes)
“Favours”, Nicole Millar (iTunes)
“Girl”, Rak-Su (iTunes)
“Hardcore”, Love Fame Tragedy (iTunes)
“Healing”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“Here Comes The Sun”, Campsite Dream (iTunes)
“Homesick (First Dance Version)”, Kane Brown (iTunes)
“I Know”, Rence featuring Riz La Vie (iTunes)
“I Was In Heaven”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Jekyll & Hide (White Panda Remix)”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Juliet & Romeo”, Martin Solveig featuring Roy Woods (iTunes)
“Keep It Simple”, Matoma & Petey featuring Wilder Woods (iTunes)
“Last December (Christmas Version)”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Let Her Go”, The Kid Laroi (iTunes)
“Let Me Know”, Clear Eyes, Drew Love & Lauren Jauregui (iTunes)
“Love Me Wrong”, Allie X & Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“Middle Of The Night”, Monsta X (iTunes)
“Ms. California”, Beach Bunny (iTunes)
“Nature”, Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“No Man”, Noah Davis (iTunes)
“Not Another Christmas Song”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“One Of Us”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Only You”, Becky Hill (iTunes)
“Out Of Touch”, Dove Cameron (iTunes)
“Paid My Dues”, NF (iTunes)
“Posthumous Forgiveness”, Tame Impala (iTunes)
“Pretty Ugly”, Camden Welles (iTunes)
“Put A Little Love On Me”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Quite Miss Home (Acoustic)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Reasons I Drink”, Alanis Morissette (iTunes)
“Solito (Lonely)”, Messiah x Nicky Jam x Akon (iTunes)
“Sorry Mama”, Phem & Machine Gun Kelly (iTunes)
“Steady”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Stupid”, Tate McRae (iTunes)
“Superstore”, Alextbh (iTunes)
“Sweettalk My Heart (BloodPop & BURNS’s Vitaclub Remix)”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“The Night We Met”, Alle Farben (iTunes)
“That’s Tuff”, Rich The Kid featuring Quavo (iTunes)
“This Christmas (Orchestral Version)”, Picture This (iTunes)
“While All The While”, Donovan Woods (iTunes)
“You & Jennifer (The Other Side)”, Bülow x Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Young Love Games”, Grace Weber (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Harry Styles and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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