RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 27, 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. Halloween and hit albums are always full of treats (and a few tricks), so get yourself ready for some spooky stats. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

THAT SPECIAL “SOMEONE”: Lewis Capaldi holds at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 chart with “Someone You Loved” in its 21st week in the top 40. The global smash is steady at #2 and #6 on the Hot AC and AC radio lists, respectively, and could lead the Billboard Hot 100 when the newest update is revealed tomorrow. It’s going to be a close one. Meanwhile, you can expect it to hit three weeks at the top of this survey next week, as its nearest competition is too far away to bother it.

Ranking in the top 40 with her 17th hit as a solo artist, Selena Gomez blasts in at #29 with “Lose You To Love Me”, the lead single from her forthcoming studio album. It also reaches the top 40 on this week’s Hot AC survey. After reaching the top 40 last week as a featured artist on French Montana‘s “Writing On The Wall”, Post Malone gains his 13th top 40 entry with the Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott-assisted “Take What You Want”, jumping from 46-39. It’s Osbourne’s third top 40 song and first since the spring of 1992. Scott is now up to six top 40 hits at the format. Finally, climbing from 47-40, Tones And I checks in with her very first top 40 single, “Dance Monkey”. The song remains at #1 in several countries and is just below the top 20 on the Alternative radio chart.

Further down the list, BTS and Lauv break in at #46 with “Make It Right”, marking their first charting collaboration here. The new trio Public steps in at #48 with “Make You Mine”, their first tune to enter the top 50, while Kesha and Big Freedia shake into the region at #50 with “Raising Hell”, a song that was released this past Thursday. It, and Gomez’s new track above, head for adds at the format on Tuesday.

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