Monthly Archives: February 2020

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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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 17-18, 2020)

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 three emerging singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CONAN GRAY, “Maniac” (Republic)
Album: Kid Krow (2020)
Past T40 History: This is Gray’s first song to impact at the format. It isn’t a remake of Michael Sembello’s chart-topper from 1983.

EMINEM featuring JUICE WRLD, “Godzilla” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
Album: Music To Be Murdered By (2020)
Past T40 History: This new track will likely become Juice WRLD’s first posthumous top 40 hit. He earned two during his lifetime.

SAM SMITH, “To Die For” (Capitol)
Album: To Die For (2020)
Past T40 History: The title cut from Smith’s forthcoming album recently became their 13th top 40 single at the format since 2014.

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

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 16, 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. The long weekend isn’t stopping some great action on the pop airwaves, including plenty of debuts and a return at #1. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

NEW WEEK, OLD POST: Post Malone‘s giant hit “Circles” isn’t budging from its spot in the top three on the pop survey, where the song has planted itself since early November. Rebounding from 2-1, this is its seventh nonconsecutive week at the top. The track also holds at #2 on this week’s Hot AC chart, as it continues to try and capture the top spot there.

With their 13th top 40 hit at the format, Sam Smith debuts at #37 with the title cut from his album To Die For. The tune lands just below the top 40 at the Hot AC format, but should easily reach the region by next weekend’s update. Niall Horan also enters in the top 40 with his seventh solo hit outside of One Direction, “No Judgement”. It starts at #39. “No” is the follow-up to “Nice To Meet Ya”, a title which returns to the top 40 thanks to the Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj collaboration of the same name. It climbs from 44-40, marking Trainor’s 14th top 40 single to date and Minaj’s 39th on the pop airwaves.

This week’s top 50 debut action is led by DaBaby‘s recent Rhythmic and Urban radio smash “Bop”, which checks in at #46. Minaj’s collaboration with chart newcomer Karol G, “Tusa”, starts at #47. The bilingual song, which has charted well across Latin America, is likely to do well in the States with an updated version that’s predominantly sung in English. Another pair of collaborations land in the #48 and #49 positions, as Future and Drake‘s “Life Is Good” and Russ and Bia‘s “Best On Earth” enter the region. Lastly, the fifth new track in the top 50 comes from Madison Beer, who narrowly sneaks in at #50 with “Good In Goodbye”. “Life” and “Best” haven’t officially gone for adds at the format, but the other three debuts impacted on Tuesday.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Seven

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…
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
MOONTOWER – “Rerun” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

It’s been nearly a year since this California trio was last featured on the Rewind, an act that earned some solid buzz in 2018 for their first two songs “Leaving You Behind” and “William”. Now, as they start a new era with a big and bold sound, they’re ready for more.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
DAVE BARNES – “Be Without You”
FERGUS – “Concave”
MARIAN HILL – “Was It Not”
RYANN – “Drive”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 16, 2020

People are still having Saxe.

DEBUTS
37. Matt Simons – Cold
36. Coldplay – Champion Of The World | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Smith & Thell – Goliath (39)
30. Niall Horan – No Judgement (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Shawn Hook – I Don’t Wanna Dance (31)
23. Dua Lipa – Physical (28)
20. Kaleo – I Want More (25)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Alanis Morissette – Reasons I Drink (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Sam Fischer – This City (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Tones And I – Never Seen The Rain (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Harry Styles – Adore You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anson Seabra – Trying My Best (1)
2. Tennis – Need Your Love (3)
3. ROZES x Mat Kearney – Walls (5)
4. John Legend – Conversations In The Dark (4)
5. Demi Lovato – Anyone (2)
6. Tate McRae – Stupid (7)
7. Wrabel – Hurts Like Hell (8)
8. Chelsea Cutler – Sad Tonight (6)
9. Ali Gatie – What If I Told You That I Love You (10)
10. Christine And The Queens – People, I’ve Been Sad (-)

In The Mix:
Andy Grammer & Elle King – Best Of You
Billie Eilish – No Time To Die (new)
Brian Fallon – 21 Days
Grace Potter featuring Lucius – Back To Me
Jack Garratt – Time
James Taylor – Teach Me Tonight
Leslie Odom, Jr. – Go Crazy
Madison Beer – Good In Goodbye
Montaigne – Don’t Break Me
New Hope Club & R3HAB – Let Me Down Slow
Taylor Swift – Only The Young
ZZ Ward – Break Her Heart

Chart Notes:

  • JP Saxe and Julia Michaels remain at #1 for the second week on my personal chart with “If The World Was Ending”, as they continue to rise through the 30’s on the Hot AC radio list. Last week’s top debut on my chart from Niall Horan, “No Judgement”, earns the Biggest Mover title on the new update with a jump from 38-30. Following their recent #1 song “Orphans”, Coldplay debuts at #36 with “Champion Of The World” ahead of the single’s impact at Alternative and Triple A radio towards the end of the month. Matt Simons is also new to the top 40 at #37 with “Cold”, which earns him his first chart entry since the spring of 2018. It heads for adds at Triple A radio in the same week as Coldplay’s cut.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 13, 2005

A top ten rich with great songs.

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 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 13, 2005…

Debuts:
40. LIFEHOUSE, “You And Me”
37. WILL SMITH, “Switch”
28. DANIEL BEDINGFIELD, “Wrap My Words Around You”

Biggest Mover(s):
U2, “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own” (39-20, nineteen spots)

10. MAROON 5, “Sunday Morning” (down 3)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

09. THE KILLERS, “Mr. Brightside” (up 13)
Album: Hot Fuss (2004, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Let Me Go” (down 2)
Album: Seventeen Days (2005, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. DURAN DURAN, “What Happens Tomorrow” (up 2)
Album: Astronaut (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Home” (up 4)
Album: It’s Time (2005, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

05. GWEN STEFANI featuring EVE, “Rich Girl” (steady, third week)
Album: Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. LOW MILLIONS, “Eleanor” (steady, second week)
Album: Ex-Girlfriends (2004, EMI/Manhattan Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. CARBON LEAF, “Life Less Ordinary” (steady, second week)
Album: Indian Summer (2004, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #2

02. DARREN HAYES, “Darkness” (steady, second week)
Album: The Tension And The Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. ROB THOMAS, “Lonely No More” (steady, second week)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Melisma/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 14, 2020

Change is coming to the charts.

There are some changes happening this New Music Friday, both big and small. Check out the new releases from Justin Bieber and Monsta X, as well as new singles from Alec Benjamin, Billie Eilish, Sam Smith and more. Manifest your intentions and start listening below:

A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE – Artist 2.0 (iTunes)
Features: “King Of My City”, which saw a release two weeks ago, as well as collaborations with DaBaby, Khalid and Summer Walker

CARLY PEARCE – Carly Pearce (iTunes)
Features: “I Hope You’re Happy Now”, a duet with Lee Brice that currently sits in the top 20 on the Country radio chart

JUSTIN BIEBER – Changes (iTunes)
Features: “Yummy” and the Quavo-assisted “Intentions”, which have charted at the Hot AC, Rhythmic and Top 40 formats

Notable albums out this week: Beach Bunny‘s Honeymoon (iTunes), Eden‘s No Future (iTunes), Hollywood Undead‘s New Empire, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Monsta X‘s All About Luv (iTunes), New Hope Club‘s New Hope Club (iTunes), Pentagon‘s Universe: The Black Hall (iTunes), PJ Morton‘s The Piano Album (iTunes), Puss N Boots‘s Sister (iTunes), Tame Impala‘s The Slow Rush (iTunes), Tennis‘s Swimmer (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Chaz Cardigan‘s Vulnerabilia (iTunes), Huey Lewis & The News‘s Weather (iTunes), Kard‘s Red Moon (iTunes), Robinson‘s Watching You (iTunes), The Griswolds‘s All My Friends (iTunes), Vincint‘s The Feeling (iTunes), Willie Shaw‘s Oxytocin (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“10 Years Ago”, Britnee Kellogg (iTunes)
“100 Preguntas”, Ozuna (iTunes)
“Always (Alan Walker Remix)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“At The Door”, The Strokes (iTunes)
“Attention”, Max Rae (iTunes)
“Bang!”, AJR (iTunes)
“Be Afraid”, Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit (iTunes)
“Be Slow”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Beautiful Moonlight” and “Sing & Smile!!”, QU4RTZ (iTunes)
“Beautiful Woman, Happy Man”, Tony Lucca (iTunes)
“Because Of You”, Kodak Black (iTunes)
“Because Of You”, Lewis Watson (iTunes)
“Betterman”, Virginia To Vegas (iTunes)
“Born Here Live Here Die Here”, Luke Bryan (iTunes)
“Born To Love”, Meduza featuring Shells (iTunes)
“Boy, You Can Keep It”, Alex Newell (iTunes)
“Cheer For You!!” and “Dream Land! Dream World!”, A・ZU・NA (iTunes)
“Cold”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Cold Feet”, Loud Luxury (iTunes)
“Concave”, Fergus (iTunes)
“Conversations In The Dark (David Guetta Remix)”, John Legend (iTunes)
“Copy Cat”, Melanie Martinez featuring Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“Coronao Now (Remix)”, El Alfa, Sech & Myke Towers featuring Vin Diesel & Lil Pump (iTunes)
“Delete Forever”, Grimes (iTunes)
“Do You Love Me” and “Touch”, Stephanie Poetri (iTunes)
“Drive”, Ryann (iTunes)
“Fifteen”, Mandy Moore (iTunes)
“Forget”, Shallou (iTunes)
“From One Woman To Another”, Delta Rae featuring The McCrary Sisters (iTunes)
“Give No Fxk”, Migos, Young Thug & Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Go Stupid”, Polo G featuring NLE Choppa & Stunna 4 Vegas (iTunes)
“Golf On TV”, Lennon Stella featuring JP Saxe (iTunes)
“Heaven”, Sj & Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
“Hold Out”, Sam Fender (iTunes)
“Home To Me”, Ross Ellis (iTunes)
“Honey Go Home”, Flora Cash (iTunes)
“Honeymoon Fades”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Hundred Feet Tall”, Benjamin Scheuer (iTunes)
“I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, The Shadowboxers (iTunes)
“I Do”, Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“I Don’t Want To Be Right”, JD Eicher (iTunes)
“I Hate You So Much”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“If Love Is Overrated”, Gregory Porter (iTunes)
“If We Never Met”, John K x Sigala (iTunes)
“It’s Getting Worse”, Gavin Haley & Mokita (iTunes)
“Jack”, Kream & Black Caviar (iTunes)
“Just F**king Let Me Love You”, Lowen (iTunes)
“Konclusions”, YG & Kehlani (iTunes)
“Last Laugh”, Illy (iTunes)
“Let Me Down”, Oliver Tree (iTunes)
“Life Of The Party”, Ingrid Andress (iTunes)
“Little Luck”, James Cherry (iTunes)
“Living For Yesterday”, Jamie Webster (iTunes)
“Love Triangle” and “Super Nova”, DiverDiva (iTunes)
“Love You Like I Used To”, Russell Dickerson (iTunes)
“Magnetic”, Seafret (iTunes)
“Maria”, Christian Paul (iTunes)
“Me Because Of You”, HRVY (iTunes)
“Nasty”, Lil Duval, Jacquees & Tank (iTunes)
“Never Let You Go”, RAC x Matthew Koma x Hilary Duff (iTunes)
“No Time To Die”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Nothing Matters Then We Die”, Trove & James Droll (iTunes)
“Oh My God”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“Ohio”, King Princess (iTunes)
“One Of A Kind”, Ronan Keating & Emeli Sandé (iTunes)
“Ordinary”, PnB Rock featuring Pop Smoke (iTunes)
“Our House (The Mess We Made)”, You Me At Six (iTunes)
“Pick Sides”, Sabina Ddumba (iTunes)
“Reasons”, San Cisco (iTunes)
“Reminds Me”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Rerun”, Moontower (iTunes)
“Runnin'”, MOONZz (iTunes)
“Selfish”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“Sex On The River”, Popcaan (iTunes)
“Sound Of Your Name”, Josh Cumbee (iTunes)
“Superblood Wolfmoon”, Pearl Jam (iTunes)
“Sweet Tooth”, Cavetown (iTunes)
“The Drug In Me Is Reimagined”, Falling In Reverse (iTunes)
“The Power Of Love II”, Calvin Harris & Love Regenerator (iTunes)
“They Don’t Want What We Want (And They Don’t Care)”, Asking Alexandria (iTunes)
“Till There’s Nothing Left”, Cam (iTunes)
“To Die For”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Used To Love (Acoustic)”, Martin Garrix & Dean Lewis (iTunes)
“Valentine”, Coin (iTunes)
“Valentine”, Soulex & Mike WiLL Made-It (iTunes)
“Was It Not”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
“Who You Loving?”, DreamDoll featuring Rahky & G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Whoa (Remix)”, Snoh Aalegra featuring Pharrell Williams (iTunes)
“Y.O.U.”, Luh Kel (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums and EPs from BTS and Ozzy Osbourne are among the major titles on the schedule. 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 (February 11, 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: Justin Bieber grabs the top spot once again with intention, as new titles fill the top ten from top to bottom. What bops are, well, bopping this week? Let’s add ’em up:

JUSTIN TIME FOR SECONDS: Just ahead of the release of his new album Changes, Bieber’s “Intentions” leads the way at Top 40 radio this week with 130 stations on impact. The album version of the track features Quavo, though an edit without him is also available for stations. The single also leads the reports at both the Hot AC (33 stations) and Rhythmic (34 stations) radio formats.

Niall Horan ties for the runner-up spot on the report with 65 adds for “No Judgement”, the latest radio single from his upcoming set Heartbreak Weather, due March 13. The track also finished in third place on yesterday’s Hot AC log with 17 adds. “No” is likely to chart at both formats by the weekend. Following Horan’s new entry, impacting songs from Madison Beer (#5), Ali Gatie (#7) and DaBaby (#9) are all making some noise on the report and should be top 50 bound in the next week or so. Of the three, Beer is in the lead for prior top 40 songs with two, while DaBaby has one as a featured artist and Gatie has never reached the region.

Charting songs from Doja Cat, Lizzo and Selena Gomez are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

No songs are currently scheduled to impact at the format next week; we’ll see if this changes in the next few days.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Intentions” (Def Jam)
2-T. KHALID x DISCLOSURE, “Know Your Worth” (RCA)
2-T. NIALL HORAN, “No Judgement” (Capitol)
4. SELENA GOMEZ, “Rare” (Interscope)
5-T. DOJA CAT, “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
5-T. MADISON BEER, “Good In Goodbye” (Sing It Loud/Epic)
7-T. ALI GATIE, “What If I Told You That I Love You” (Warner)
7-T. LIZZO, “Cuz I Love You” (Atlantic)
9. DABABY, “Bop” (SCMG/Interscope)
10. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 10-11, 2020)

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:

ALI GATIE, “What If I Told You That I Love You” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: In late September, his single “It’s You” snuck into the top 50 here for a couple of weeks, reaching a peak of #48.

DABABY, “Bop” (SCMG/Interscope)
Album: Kirk (2019)
Past T40 History: This charismatic rapper is currently featured on Camila Cabello’s song “My Oh My”, which is now in the top 20.

JUSTIN BIEBER featuring QUAVO, “Intentions” (Def Jam)
Album: Changes (2020)
Past T40 History: With “Yummy” failing to make the top ten, this track has been rushed as the next single from Bieber’s latest set.

KAROL G & NICKI MINAJ, “Tusa” (UMLE/Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The collaboration has already reached #1 in a number of countries, including Argentina, El Salvador and Spain.

MADISON BEER, “Good In Goodbye” (Sing It Loud/Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Her highest-charting of two top 40 songs to date, “Home With You”, took a slow run to #18 in September 2018.

NIALL HORAN, “No Judgement” (Capitol)
Album: Heartbreak Weather (2020)
Past T40 History: Horan’s likely second top 40 hit from his sophomore solo album follows “Nice To Meet Ya”, which reached #17.

No singles are currently listed on the schedule following the long weekend, but that could always change…

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

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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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