RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 15, 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. This one’s a little quieter than usual, but it’s still full of bops, including some reactive soundtrack cuts on the rise. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

SHAWN AIN’T GONE: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello remain strong at #1 for the fourth week on the Top 40 chart with “Señorita”, as it smashes the format’s all-time weekly record for the most spins in a week: 19,771. Could it blow past 20,000 spins in the next week? Stay tuned. Meanwhile, the song is still very active at Hot AC radio, where it climbs from 5-3 on its way to the top.

Despite some larger moves in the top 40 for emerging hits by Cabello, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, we have just one new track in the region this week: “Good As Hell”, the third top 40 entry for Lizzo, which climbs from 46-37. In 2016, this song was originally released on the soundtrack to Barbershop: The Next Cut, but it has since gained new attention in the streaming era. Lizzo also stays at #2 for the third week with “Truth Hurts”, which could still score a week at #1, as it continues to post solid gains week-to-week.

Halsey‘s “Graveyard” and Lauv‘s “F*ck, I’m Lonely”, a collaboration with Anne-Marie, are the only new titles in the top 50. They launch at #48 and #49, respectively. “Graveyard” is included on Halsey’s forthcoming album Manic, due in January. “Lonely” is the first single to chart from the soundtrack to the third season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, a set that also features a tune that’s headed for adds at the format on Tuesday: 5 Seconds Of Summer‘s “Teeth”. Look out for information on the latter title very soon.

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