RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 1-2, 2018)

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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ODESZA featuring SASHA SLOAN – “Falls” (Counter/in2une)
Album: A Moment Apart (2018)
Past T40 History: Neither artist has charted at the format, but Sloan co-wrote “Never Be The Same”, a #1 song for Camila Cabello.

SHAWN MENDES & ZEDD – “Lost In Japan (Remix)” (Island/Republic)
Album: Shawn Mendes (2018)
Past T40 History: Following hourly airplay at iHeartMedia stations on Thursday, “Lost” has already leaped into the top 40 at #37.

THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI – “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
EP: Sick Boy… This Feeling (2018)
Past T40 History: The duo has entered the top 50 with four songs in 2018, including the Emily Warren-assisted hit “Side Effects”.

TWENTY ONE PILOTS – “My Blood” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
Album: Trench (2018)
Past T40 History: Two years ago, the duo’s “Stressed Out” and “Ride” went to #1 here. “Jumpsuit” recently led the Alternative list.

WHY DON’T WE – “8 Letters” (Atlantic)
Album: 8 Letters (2018)
Past T40 History: After two minor top 40 singles with “Something Different” and “Trust Fund Baby”, the quintet is aiming higher.

Next week: Hot new songs from Drake, Khalid and Lauv are among the titles impacting at the format next Tuesday.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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