ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 18, 2018)

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: take a breather with Ariana Grande‘s latest hit, as well as new tracks by a plethora of pop performers. The action is on, so let’s add ’em up:

NOW WITH ADDED SWEETENER: Just before Yom Kippur begins and we fast for the day, the Top 40 panel is dining on lots of sweet treats with a pop punch. Leading the way, “Breathin” from the aforementioned Grande takes the air right out of our lungs, but in a good way, landing at the top of this week’s report with 43 stations on impact. The song edged into the #40 position on this past Sunday’s published update, giving the singer three tunes in the top 40 simultaneously. (Of course, her other two hits currently are “God Is A Woman” and “No Tears Left To Cry”, which are in the top ten.) Continued support for Mike Posner‘s new hit “Song About You” returns the single to second place with 27 new stations, tied with “Happier” by Marshmello x Bastille, while the rest of the top five is comprised of additional impacting titles from David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie (#4) and Dan + Shay (#5). The former, “Don’t Leave Me Alone”, starts with 26 stations, while the latter, “Tequila”, is new at 22. Just one other song is making its first appearance in the top ten, down at #10. With 15 stations on impact, that’s “Loyal To Me” by Nina Nesbitt.

Next week, expect solid debuts from several format newcomers, including AJ Mitchell and Dean Lewis. Check out the report on Tuesday evening, right here on PGTC.

1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin” (Republic)
2-T. MARSHMELLO x BASTILLE, “Happier” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
2-T. MIKE POSNER, “Song About You” (Island/Republic)
4. DAVID GUETTA featuring ANNE-MARIE, “Don’t Leave Me Alone” (Big Beat/Atlantic)
5. DAN + SHAY, “Tequila” (Warner Bros.)
6. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity” (Columbia)
7. TYGA featuring OFFSET, “Taste” (Lost Kings/EMPIRE)
8. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)
9. LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO), “Thunderclouds” (RECORDS/Columbia)
10. NINA NESBITT, “Loyal To Me” (Cooking Vinyl/RED)

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