ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 25, 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: Aussie newcomer Dean Lewis says “Alright” to a breakout week, but will it be enough to lead the list? How did new releases from AJ Mitchell and Gryffin fare? Let’s add ’em up:

THE DEAN’S LIST: Thunder, clouds and heavy breathin’ were key elements in the mix on this week’s Top 40 report, which have also come into play during the past few weeks, but despite LSD and newcomer Lewis looking to finish at the top, it was the new hit by Ariana Grande that secured the coveted spot by leaping past the latter performer by only one add. “Breathin” collects another 35 stations, as Lewis’s “Be Alright” begins with 34 on impact, while LSD scores an additional 31 this week. “Be” is picking up nicely on the Hot AC chart, where it should enter the top 20 very soon. Both Grande and LSD impacted at the format yesterday, though it wasn’t a close race at all: the former’s “Breathin” began with 15 stations in a second place finish, while the latter’s “Thunderclouds” finished below the top ten.

From there, AJ Mitchell‘s “Girls” and Gryffin‘s “Tie Me Down”, a collaboration with Elley Duhé, performed solidly, ending at a total of 29 stations for the former (fourth place) and 26 stations (fifth place) for the latter. It’s Mitchell’s first release to be issued to the Top 40 format, though Gryffin’s collaboration with Illenium and Daya, “Feel Good”, picked up some minor spins here earlier in the year, largely due to mixshows and more progressive outlets. (The song was a bigger hit on the Dance chart.)

Stay tuned for next week to see where new singles from Shawn Mendes and Twenty One Pilots land in the top ten.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin” (Republic)
2. DEAN LEWIS, “Be Alright” (Island/Republic)
3. LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO), “Thunderclouds” (RECORDS/Columbia)
4. AJ MITCHELL, “Girls” (Epic)
5. GRYFFIN with ELLEY DUHÉ, “Tie Me Down” (Darkroom/Geffen/Interscope)
6. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity” (Columbia)
7-T. MIKE POSNER, “Song About You” (Island/Republic)
7-T. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “High Hopes” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
7-T. YG featuring 2 CHAINZ, BIG SEAN & NICKI MINAJ, “Big Bank” (Def Jam)
10. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)

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