ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 18, 2020)

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: Top 40 programmers are dying to add the new song from Sam Smith, as its total paces well ahead of other impacting titles from Conan Gray and Monsta X. Let’s add ’em up:

“FOR” PLAY: With the title cut off their new album, Sam Smith bursts onto the adds report with “To Die For”, managing to score 148 stations on impact. The performer now has 13 top 40 songs to date at the format, with this single entering the airplay chart last weekend at #37. It should continue to ascend quickly here and at the Hot AC format, where it topped the report with 39 adds.

Newcomer Conan Gray picks up 32 stations on impact for “Maniac”, which lands in fourth place this week. It’s the first radio single off his forthcoming album Kid Krow, due next month. The act Monsta X also starts in the top five with “You Can’t Hold My Heart”, tying for fifth place with 22 stations on the log. The K-pop group is looking for their second top 40 entry with their new single. Will the two emerging records make the top 50 by the weekend? Stay tuned.

Charting songs from Doja Cat, Justin Bieber and Niall Horan are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

Collaborations led by Diplo and newcomers New Hope Club have some hope for a great adds week on the report next Tuesday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SAM SMITH, “To Die For” (Capitol)
2. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring QUAVO, “Intentions” (Def Jam)
3. DOJA CAT, “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. CONAN GRAY, “Maniac” (Republic)
5-T. MONSTA X, “You Can’t Hold My Heart” (Epic)
5-T. NIALL HORAN, “No Judgement” (Capitol)
7. KHALID x DISCLOSURE, “Know Your Worth” (RCA)
8. SELENA GOMEZ, “Rare” (Interscope)
9. ALI GATIE, “What If I Told You That I Love You” (Warner)
10. LIZZO, “Cuz I Love You” (Atlantic)

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