RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 9, 2020)

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. Alas, we won’t be thanking the Academy for any awards tonight, but we can award some top pop hits with this analysis. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

TO THE MAROON AND BACK: Maroon 5 holds at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 chart with “Memories”. The big hit is now up to its 11th week at the top on the Hot AC chart and also remains strong at the AC format, where it holds at #6 this week. The battle for next week’s #1 tune should be an interesting one, with both “Memories” and Post Malone‘s recent chart-topper “Circles” (at #2) in the hunt for an extra frame, as Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” (at #4) continues its ascent through the top five.

The big midweek release from Khalid and Disclosure, “Know Your Worth”, blasts onto the survey at #33. The tune becomes their tenth and third top 40 entries, respectively. As “Juicy” continues to drip down the chart, Doja Cat rises from 41-34 with her second top 40 single, “Say So”. Justin Bieber also breaks into top 40 with the Quavo-assisted “Intentions”, another of the songs from his forthcoming album Changes, at #39. It’s the 28th top 40 hit for Bieber and the seventh solo entry for the Migos member. The track is the follow-up to “Yummy”, which has stalled out after a very short run and tumbles from 12-16.

All three top 50 debuts on this week’s update are performed by women: Meghan Trainor with the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Nice To Meet Ya”, Noah Cyrus with “July” and Demi Lovato with “Anyone”. They start at #44, #45 and #48, respectively. Trainor’s track also enters the top 50 (#43) on this week’s Hot AC chart, where Cyrus’s song is up to #38. (Lovato’s cut is just below the top 50.)

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