Monthly Archives: June 2019

RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 30, 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. A free-spirited performer is on top as we get closer to the holiday week, as more guests arrive for the pop pool party. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

TALK TO YOUR TRAVEL AGENT: As vacation fever swells, this week’s pop paradise is led once again by Khalid, who earns his second week at #1 on the Top 40 airwaves with “Talk”. Given the usual holiday programming at this time of year, the cut could score a third week at the top, but Khalid’s competitors are beginning to sneak up on him in the top five. We’ll see what kind of gains they’ll receive in the next few days. Meanwhile, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello‘s hit “Señorita” storms into the top 40 with a move from #41 to #20, the biggest jump by far in the countdown this week. The collaboration is Mendes’s ninth top 40 entry at the format and Cabello’s 11th as a solo artist.

This week’s top 50 action is led by Tove Lo, who starts at #44 with “Glad He’s Gone”. She was last in the top ten around this time in 2016 on the Nick Jonas solo hit “Close”, which spent four non-consecutive weeks at #10 that June and July. Meanwhile, Jonas and his two siblings, the Jonas Brothers, debut at #48 with “Only Human”, the third charting song from their recent #1 set Happiness Begins. Both “Sucker” (#2) and “Cool” (#10) are still in positive territory at the format, with the latter cut entering the region on this week’s chart. In-between those two singles, Ava Max‘s “So Am I” and the Ed Sheeran and Khalid collaboration “Beautiful People” are also new to the top 50, landing at #46 and #47, respectively. Look for “Beautiful”, along with “Only”, to appear on the weekly list of the Most Added songs at Top 40 radio on Tuesday evening.

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Six

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…

KIM PETRAS – “Shinin'” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 13th appearance

With the release of her newest album Clarity on Friday, this is probably the last appearance from Petras you’ll be seeing here on the Rewind for some time. That being said, this is really good album closer to what’s been an amazing (and sometimes unexpected) era.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM LAMBERT – “Comin In Hot”
DELACEY – “The Subway Song”
VIOLET DAYS – “All I Know”

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 30, 2019

He can have the top spot.

39. Cyn – Holy Roller
34. Zara Larsson – All The Time | HIGHEST DEBUT

30. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (36)
29. James TW – Incredible (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
14. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (20)
(see #9 below)

10. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Keane – The Way I Feel (16) | PEAK: #09
08. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (05) | PEAK: #02
05. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Bastille – Joy (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (1)
2. Dave Matthews Band featuring Brandi Carlile – Come Tomorrow (2)
3. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (4)
4. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (5)
5. Noah Kahan – Cynic (8)
6. BBMak – Bullet Train (7)
7. Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil (-)
8. Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD – Hate Me (-)
9. LIVVIA – Dizzy (10)
10. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (-)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other
Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri – Simple Things (new)
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own (new)
Daughtry – As You Are
Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid – Beautiful People (new)
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine
Kygo & Whitney Houston – Higher Love (new)
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave
Live – Hold Me Up
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Why Don’t We – Unbelievable
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand

Chart Notes:

  • Shawn Mendes earns his third #1 single on my personal chart with “If I Can’t Have You”, moving from 2-1. The release follows 2017’s “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” and 2018’s “In My Blood”, which spent a combined total of five weeks at the summit. So far, there’s no word on a new studio album from the performer, but with two active songs on the radio, there should be some sort of announcement soon. Debuting on the list, Zara Larsson‘s “All The Time” (#34) and Cyn‘s “Holy Roller” (#39) appear following their impact date at the Top 40 radio format on Tuesday. “All” is expected to enter the top 50 on that chart in the next few days, while “Holy” still has a ways to go before it reaches the region. The former artist’s “Ruin My Life” got as high as #5 on my personal chart in December of last year and January of this year.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 27, 2010

“Water” you waiting for? Check out the chart…

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 27, 2010…

40. NEON TREES, “Animal”
28. MAROON 5, “Misery”

Biggest Mover:
BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (39-31, eight spots)

10. TRAIN, “If It’s Love” (up 2)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (20o9, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

09. KE$HA, “Your Love Is My Drug” (up 2)
Album: Animal (2010, Kemosabe/RCA Records)
Peak: #8

08. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (down 3)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. JACK JOHNSON, “You And Your Heart” (down 3)
Album: To The Sea (2010, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. MIKE POSNER, “Cooler Than Me” (steady, third week)
Album: 31 Minutes To Takeoff (2010, J Records)
Peak: #4

05. JOHN MAYER featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Half Of My Heart” (up 4)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (up 3)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. ROB THOMAS, “Mockingbird” (steady, second week)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. NICKELBACK, “This Afternoon” (down 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (up 1)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 28, 2019

The chart World is theirs.

Scene any good collaborations lately? With these K-pop guys sticking around, it’s likely that a few have appeared on your radar. So, here are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

BTS – BTS World (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Features: Collaborations with Charli XCX, Juice WRLD and Zara Larsson, which all sported strong debuts on the iTunes all-genre chart

THE BLACK KEYS – “Let’s Rock” (iTunes)
Features: “Lo/Hi”, a recent #1 song on the Alternative radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Chris Brown‘s Indigo (iTunes), Foy Vance‘s From Muscle Shoals (iTunes), Ingrid Michaelson‘s Stranger Songs (iTunes), Kim Petras‘s Clarity (iTunes), Kylie Minogue‘s Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection (iTunes), Pepper‘s Local Motion (iTunes), Shane Smith & The Saints‘s Hail Mary (iTunes), The B-52’s‘ Cosmic Thing (30th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes), The Driver Era‘s X (iTunes), Thom Yorke‘s ANIMA (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: BENEE‘s Fire On Marzz (iTunes), Eden XO‘s The Question (iTunes), G-Eazy‘s B-Sides (iTunes), Great Good Fine OK‘s GGFOUR (iTunes), Julia Michaels‘s Inner Monologue – Part 2 (iTunes), Mat Kearney‘s City Of Black & White (Revisited) (iTunes), Moby Rich‘s Our First Second (iTunes), Violet Skies‘s I’ll Buy A House (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Thousand Ways (Acoustic)”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Actually”, Valerie Broussard (iTunes)
“All I Know”, Violet Days (iTunes)
“All The Feels”, Fitz & The Tantrums (iTunes)
“Beautiful People”, Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“Boys In The Street”, A Great Big World (iTunes)
“Can We Pretend (Sigala Remix)”, P!nk featuring Cash Cash (iTunes)
“Checkmate”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Come To Brazil”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Comin In Hot”, Adam Lambert (iTunes)
“Criminal”, Grey (iTunes)
“Dancing In The Street”, The Struts (iTunes)
“Dancing With Your Ghost”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Don’t Dream It’s Over”, Liv Dawson (iTunes)
“Fast (Remix)”, Sueco The Child featuring Offset & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Flying On My Own (Dave Audé Remix)”, Celine Dion (iTunes)
“Get Like Me”, Bhad Bhabie featuring NLE Choppa (iTunes)
“Give”, Stan Walker (iTunes)
“Going Off”, JXN featuring A$AP Twelvyy (iTunes)
“Hate How Much I Love You”, Conor Maynard (iTunes)
“Hate Me”, Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD (iTunes)
“Higher Love”, Kygo x Whitney Houston (iTunes)
“History Repeats”, Brittany Howard (iTunes)
“Honey” and “Red Hearse”, Red Hearse (iTunes)
“Hurt Me”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Icon”, Benjamin Poss (iTunes)
“Just Wanna”, Iggy Azalea (iTunes)
“Losers”, Frawley (iTunes)
“Love Me”, Stanaj (iTunes)
“Love On Myself”, Felix Jaehn featuring Calum Scott (iTunes)
“Not In California”, K.Flay (iTunes)
“Oh Love”, Parson James, Wrabel & VINCINT (iTunes)
“Ooh La La”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Pink Youth”, Yuna featuring Little Simz (iTunes)
“Racks”, H.E.R. featuring YBN Cordae (iTunes)
“Restless”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“Rewind”, Christian Paul (iTunes)
“Same Room”, JP Saxe (iTunes)
“Simple Things”, Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri (iTunes)
“Some Girl”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Sorry Would Go A Long Way”, Tori Kelly (iTunes)
“The Game”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“The Subway Song”, Delacey (iTunes)
“The Wave (Acoustic)”, R3HABLia Marie Johnson (iTunes)
“Things Fall Apart”, Ayokay (iTunes)
“Tonight”, Scarypoolparty (iTunes)
“Ur So Beautiful”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Wait For Me”, Carnage featuring G-Eazy & Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“When I Grow Up”, NF (iTunes)
“Who”, MUNA (iTunes)
“Without You Now”, Digital Farm Animals featuring AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Youth & Love”, Jack Savoretti featuring MIKA (iTunes)

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

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 25, 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: lightning could strike twice for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello at the format, as they lead a busy top ten ahead of a slower holiday week. Alright, señoritas and señores, let’s add ’em up:

GOING GOING SHAWN: Even though it’s not a hot Justin Timberlake cover, a totally different “Señorita” from Mendes and Cabello is easily this week’s Most Added release at Top 40 radio, picking up 124 stations on impact. However, Mendes’s past single “If I Can’t Have You” cleared the entire panel of 183 stations in its first week a month ago. While that track continues to gain in the top ten, Cabello is also in the top 40 with the Mark Ronson collaboration titled “Find U Again”. Look for “Señorita” to grab some top 30 action by the weekend at both this and the Hot AC radio charts, where it earned a first-week total of 25 stations yesterday.

Zara Larsson also had a solid day for her current single “All The Time”, which made a very timely entrance in third place with 33 stations during the session. A posthumous single by Avicii, featuring a lead vocal by successful collaborator Aloe Blacc, ranked a notch lower with 25 adds during the session. Both “SOS” and the aforementioned “All” should enter the top 50 very soon.

Proven winners from Lewis Capaldi, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, as well as additional new songs from Ava Max and Cyn, are among the rest of entries filling out the top ten this week.

Next week, watch out for some early action on Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD‘s new collaboration, as well as some other titles that are impacting next month.

1. SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO, “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Need To Calm Down” (Republic)
3. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
4. AVICII featuring ALOE BLACC, “SOS” (Geffen/Interscope)
5-T. AVA MAX, “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
5-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8-T. HERVE PAGEZ & DIPLO featuring CHARLI XCX, “Spicy” (Mad Decent)
8-T. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
10. CYN, “Holy Roller” (Unsub/Caroline)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 24-25, 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 six new tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AVA MAX – “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Last month, “Sweet But Psycho” got as high as #3, giving the emerging artist her first big radio hit in the States.

AVICII featuring ALOE BLACC – “SOS” (Geffen/Interscope)
Album: Tim (2019)
Past T40 History: This is Avicii’s first posthumous release here. Blacc sung the lead vocal on 2013’s “Wake Me Up”, his one #1 hit.

CYN – “Holy Roller” (Unsub/Caroline)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Cyn is the lone format newcomer in the mix this week. She is one of the acts signed to Katy Perry’s Unsub label.

MKTO – “Shoulda Known Better” (Crooked Paintings)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The duo has four top 40 singles to date. This past April, their track “How Can I Forget” managed a peak of #50.

SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO – “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: As a duo, their big collaboration “I Know What You Did Last Summer” got as high as #10 back in January 2016.

ZARA LARSSON – “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: “Time” for Larsson to reach the top ten again! Her last top 40 entry, “Ruin My Life”, peaked at #16 in February.

Next week: Vacation, anyone? No new songs are on the schedule… yet.

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

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