ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 7, 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: It’s plain toosie which song wins at the format, as Drake‘s latest hit starts with a big first week launch. Who else shuffles onto the list? Let’s add ’em up:

SLIDING INTO FIRST: With 131 adds in its impact week, Drake’s “Toosie Slide” is definitely getting some Top 40 programmers on their feet. The song easily captures the top spot on this week’s list and also leads the reports at both Rhythmic and Urban radio.

As radio comes back to life following some slower weeks, largely due to the uncertainty of the current health pandemic, three other impacting songs also slide into or move up within the top ten. Rising into second place with 34 new stations this week, Powfu and Beabadoobee‘s “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” is caffeinated up and charging towards the top 40. Locked in a three-way tie for seventh place with 18 adds on the report, Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” hopes to give her a second top 40 entry on the pop radio chart. The new Martin Garrix and Clinton Kane collaboration also steps into tenth place, as “Drown” scores 17 stations.

Charting songs from Dua Lipa, Lauv and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap. Stay safe out there.

1. DRAKE, “Toosie Slide” (OVO/Republic)
2. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
3. DUA LIPA, “Break My Heart” (Warner)
4. SURFACES, “Sunday Best” (10K Projects/Capitol)
5. THE WEEKND, “In Your Eyes” (XO/Republic)
6. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
7-T. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
7-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
7-T. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
10. MARTIN GARRIX featuring CLINTON KANE, “Drown” (RCA)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 6-7, 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 three tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DRAKE, “Toosie Slide” (OVO/Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Drake’s new release slid into the top 40 with ease last Sunday, becoming his 29th entry to reach the region here.

MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
Album: Suga (2020)
Past T40 History: Stallion’s had success at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats, but her highest-charting title here went to #38.

POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: As this song flies towards the top 20 at the Alternative radio format, “Coffee” is ready to brew on the Top 40 list.

With a larger amount of shifting adds dates given the current pandemic, we’ll see what new titles head to the format on Monday.

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 (April 5, 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. In these very difficult times, please stay safe and don’t jeopardize your health. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

STYLED FOR SUCCESS: Earning his very first #1 song at the format, Harry Styles jumps from 3-1 with “Adore You”. It’s taken from the album Fine Line. “Adore” also moves from 6-5 on this week’s Hot AC chart and ranks in the top 20 at AC radio.

New tunes from Drake and SAINt JHN enter the top 40 this week. The former’s “Toosie Slide”, which checks in at #31, is his 29th top 40 entry to date. The latter’s “Roses”, which jumps from 45-39, is his first hit to enter the region. The top 50 also sports a couple of new tracks on the current chart, with “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” by newcomers Powfu and Beabadoobee starting out at #47 and “Young & Alive” by Bazzi sneaking in at #49. Will Bazzi earn his fourth top 40 hit in the coming weeks? Stay tuned.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Fourteen

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…

JAKE SCOTT – “Like No One Does” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Singer and songwriter Scott continues a year-long musical journey with his third release of 2020 and the fourth to make the weekly Rewind, which also included a duet with singer Brigetta. The rhythmic pop song is another good chapter in this already great cycle.

STELA COLE – “Love Like Mine” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Yes, the woman of the hour is extending her hours on the Rewind, so you can take three minutes and eight seconds to stop and bop to her second song of 2020. Co-written with Gigi Grombacher and producer Nicki Adamsson, the tune is bold, hooky and a winner.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ANSON SEABRA – “Can You Hear Me”
LIZ HUETT – “Far Away From Here”
WOLF – “Ghost”

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 5, 2020

Shut up and Fisch.

38. Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford – Lay Your Head On Me
37. Chaz Cardigan – Not OK! | HIGHEST DEBUT

33. A Great Big World – I Will Always Be There (39)
18. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (23)
16. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #10 below)

10. The Killers – Caution (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Hook – I Don’t Wanna Dance (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – The Man (09) | PEAK: #08
07. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. The 1975 – Me & You Together Song (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Harry Styles – Adore You (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Dua Lipa – Physical (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Sam Fischer – This City (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Christina Aguilera – Loyal Brave True (3)
2. Sheppard – Don’t Believe In Love (1)
3. Alanis Morissette – Smiling (4)
4. Jimmie Allen & Noah Cyrus – This Is Us (7)
5. Katy Perry – Never Worn White (6)
6. Lukas Graham – Scars (9)
7. Haim – The Steps (8)
8. The Pretenders – The Buzz (-)
9. Lindsay Lohan – Back To Me (-)
10. Alec Benjamin – Oh My God (-)

In The Mix:
Ava Max – Kings & Queens
Billie Joe Armstrong – I Think We’re Alone Now
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age
Mickey Guyton – What Are You Gonna Tell Her?
OneRepublic – Better Days
Walk Off The Earth featuring Gnash – Nicknames
Wilder Woods – Someday Soon

Chart Notes:

  • Sam Fischer‘s “This City” keeps on going, spending a fourth week at #1 on my personal chart. Dua Lipa‘s “Break My Heart” has a huge 31-16 jump in its second week in the countdown, easily scoring the Biggest Mover title. Two newer releases that are moving up at the Alternative radio format debut on my chart this week: Chaz Cardigan‘s “Not OK!” at #37 and the Major Lazer and Marcus Mumford collaboration “Lay Your Head On Me” at #38. Cardigan’s first radio single impacts towards the end of April, while Major Lazer and Mumford’s tune led the adds report at the format last Tuesday.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 4, 2010

“You” really got a hold on my top ten.

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 4, 2010…

40. KE$HA, “Your Love Is My Drug”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #7 below)

10. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (up 7)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

09. ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful” (up 3)
Album: Pieces (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. LA ROUX, “Bulletproof” (up 3)
Album: La Roux (2009, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6

Album: Love & War (2010, J Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (steady, second week)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

05. CAVO, “Let It Go” (steady, second week)
Album: Bright Nights Bright Days (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You” (steady, second week)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

03. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (down 1)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

01. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 3, 2020

Hunting for a chart-topper.

While you’re trying to stay busy at home, this week’s music release schedule features new albums from All Time Low, Sam Hunt and Steve Aoki, as well as singles from Drake, Hayley Williams, Kygo, Lindsay Lohan and more. April showers us with all these treats:

ASHLEY MCBRYDE – Never Will (iTunes)
Features: “One Night Standards”, a current top 40 song on the Country radio chart

SAM HUNT – Southside (iTunes)
Features: “Kinfolks”, a recent #1 song on the Country radio chart, as well as the new single “Hard To Forget”

Notable albums out this week: All Time Low‘s Wake Up, Sunshine (iTunes), Allan Rayman‘s Christian (iTunes), Ben Wise‘s In The Stars Tonight (iTunes), Black Atlass‘s Dream Awake (iTunes), Empress Of‘s I’m Your Empress Of (iTunes), Kiana Ledé‘s Kiki (iTunes), Peach Pit‘s You And Your Friends (iTunes), Purity Ring‘s Womb (iTunes), Rod Wave‘s Pray 4 Love (iTunes), Steve Aoki‘s Neon Future IV (iTunes), Stu Larsen‘s Marigold (iTunes), Thundercat‘s It Is What It Is (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Ant Saunders‘s Bubble (iTunes), Billy Raffoul‘s A Few More Hours At YYZ (iTunes), Luke Sital-Singh‘s New Haze (iTunes), Rayvon Owen‘s Las Virginia (iTunes), Sj‘s In The Light (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Day”, Asher Angel (iTunes)
“All Day All Night”, Marc Scibilia featuring Jim Jones & Phil Collen (iTunes)
“All You’re Not”, Fergus (iTunes)
“Back To Me”, Lindsay Lohan (iTunes)
“Battle Of A Pandemic”, Matt Maltese (iTunes)
“Be A Light”, Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin & Keith Urban (iTunes)
“Be Slow (Acoustic)”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Been Thru This Before”, Marshmello, Southside, SAINt JHN & Giggs (iTunes)
“Being Human (Bad Robot Session)”, Chaz Cardigan (iTunes)
“Boys Ain’t Sh*t”, SayGrace featuring Tate McRae & Audrey Mika (iTunes)
“Brixton To Oxford Circus”, Ramz (iTunes)
“Burning Bridges”, Ella Vos (iTunes)
“Can You Hear Me”, Anson Seabra (iTunes)
“Carefree”, RAC featuring LeyeT (iTunes)
“Changes”, Ilse DeLange (iTunes)
“Chasing The Feeling”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“Chosen Family”, Rina Sawayama (iTunes)
“Come Over (Acoustic)”, Dagny (iTunes)
“Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)”, Isaac Dunbar (iTunes)
“Cover Girl”, BIA (iTunes)
“Curfew”, Token (iTunes)
“Do It All Again”, Wild (iTunes)
“Don’t You Want Me” and “Moving”, Love Regenerator & Calvin Harris x Eli Brown (iTunes)
“Drink To Drown”, Stand Atlantic (iTunes)
“Far Away From Here”, Liz Huett (iTunes)
“Feel Something”, Illenium featuring Excision & I Prevail (iTunes)
“Find My Way”, DaBaby (iTunes)
“Flashdrive” and “OMG Plz Don’t Come Around”, The Driver Era (iTunes)
“Follow”, Karol G x Anuel AA (iTunes)
“F*ck My Friends”, Eddie Benjamin (iTunes)
“Get Happy”, The Knocks featuring Mat Zo (iTunes)
“Ghost”, Wolf (iTunes)
“Grown Men Don’t Cry”, Reo Cragun (iTunes)
“Heading Home”, Alan Walker & Ruben (iTunes)
“Heart-Shaped Box”, Amber Mark (iTunes)
“High Road”, Young Bombs featuring Robinson (iTunes)
“Hurts Like Hell (Piano)”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“I Beg To Differ (This Will Get Better)”, Billy Talent (iTunes)
“I Choose”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“I Got You (End Of The World)”, Zayde Wølf (iTunes)
“I See The Future In Your Eyes”, Netsky (iTunes)
“I Will Always Be There”, A Great Big World (iTunes)
“If The World Was Ending (Spanglish)”, JP Saxe & Evaluna Montaner (iTunes)
“I’ll Wait”, Kygo & Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Just Say Goodbye”, Chris Perez Band (iTunes)
“Lay It On Me Baby”, Nick Lowe (iTunes)
“Let Me Go”, Duke Dumont featuring RY X (iTunes)
“Let’s Blow Our Feelings Up With Dynamite”, Emma Steinbakken (iTunes)
“Like No One Does”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“Little Things”, Louis The Child featuring Quinn XCII & Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Living With No One”, Phil Good (iTunes)
“Lonely Star”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Love Like Mine”, Stela Cole (iTunes)
“Make The Most”, Lonr. featuring H.E.R. (iTunes)
“Misery Business”, Machine Gun Kelly & Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Missed A Spot”, Dinah Jane (iTunes)
“Modern Loneliness (Acoustic)”, Lauv (iTunes)
“No Eyes On Me”, Justin Caruso (iTunes)
“No Man’s Land”, HAEVN (iTunes)
“Over Yet”, Hayley Williams (iTunes)
“Own Worst Enemy”, LOVA (iTunes)
“Pink Pony Club”, Chappell Roan (iTunes)
“Renee’s Song”, Bazzi (iTunes)
“Run Into You”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Sad And Successful”, Haven (iTunes)
“Somebody Else”, Loote (iTunes)
“Sometimes”, Grey Daze (iTunes)
“Stained Glass”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“Stand By Me (Tiësto Remix)”, John Newman (iTunes)
“Summertime”, Orville Peck (iTunes)
“Switchblade”, NIKI (iTunes)
“Take Yourself Home”, Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“Tennessee Strong”, Jake Hoot (iTunes)
“This City (Frank Walker Remix)”, Sam Fischer (iTunes)
“This Time It’s Different”, Jackson Harris (iTunes)
“Toosie Slide”, Drake (iTunes)
“Tycoon”, Future (iTunes)
“Wake Me When It’s Over”, Faouzia (iTunes)
“Wanna Go Dancin'”, FISHER (iTunes)
“What I Like”, Famous Dex featuring Rich The Kid & Tyga (iTunes)
“What If I Told You That I Love You (Don Diablo Remix)”, Ali Gatie (iTunes)
“Who Needs Love”, Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“You Do You”, Dillon Francis & BabyJake (iTunes)

Next week, the larest albums from Grey Daze and The Strokes 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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