Monthly Archives: March 2020

ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 31, 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: Dua Lipa delivers one more delicious disco delight to the format and the panel is dancing along. Who else is into the groove? Let’s add ’em up:

“BREAK” IT TO MAKE IT: Breaking at 143 stations this week, a giant start given radio’s ongoing adjustments to the pandemic, Dua Lipa’s “Break My Heart” is easily the Most Added song at the Top 40 format. This buzzing track is the follow-up to the current #1 song here, “Don’t Start Now”, which has been at the summit for six consecutive weeks. “Break” started at #40 on last weekend’s official chart, becoming Lipa’s tenth top entry to date, and is likely to make a larger move by this coming weekend’s update.

The reactive new collaboration from PartyNextDoor and Rihanna also does well on impact… and you better believe it. Landing in third place with 35 stations this week, “Believe It” is also poised to become a big record later this spring. Unsurprisingly, it leads the adds report at both the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats this week.

Charting songs from Regard, Surfaces and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, featuring new releases from JoJo and Pink Sweat$. Stay safe out there.

1. DUA LIPA, “Break My Heart” (Warner)
2. THE WEEKND, “In Your Eyes” (XO/Republic)
3. PARTYNEXTDOOR & RIHANNA, “Believe It” (Westbury Road/OVO Sound/Warner)
4. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
5. SURFACES, “Sunday Best” (10K Projects/Capitol)
6-T. ELLIE GOULDING featuring BLACKBEAR, “Worry About Me” (Interscope)
6-T. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)
8-T. BAZZI, “Young & Alive” (APG/Atlantic)
8-T. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Deathbed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
10-T. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
10-T. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
10-T. SAM FISCHER, “This City” (RCA)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 30-31, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DUA LIPA, “Break My Heart” (Warner)
Album: Future Nostalgia (2020)
Past T40 History: Lipa’s newest single just became the second top 40 hit from her most recent studio album and her tenth overall.

PARTYNEXTDOOR & RIHANNA, “Believe It” (OVO Sound/Warner)
Album: PartyMobile (2020)
Past T40 History: Rihanna’s return to the format could also earn PartyNextDoor his highest-charting tune… if it goes beyond #20.

JoJo‘s “Man”, along with a few other songs performed by men (including Pink Sweat$ and Powfu), impact here next week.

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 (March 29, 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. In these very difficult times, please stay safe and don’t jeopardize your health. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

THE FUTURE IS DUA: Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” is holding strong at #1 for a sixth week on the Top 40 radio chart. It’s now her longest-running chart-topper to date at this format. Harry Styles will be in the running for the top spot next week with “Adore You”, which holds at #3 on the current chart, though we’ll have to see if Lipa wants to give it up. Meanwhile, the pop star is entering the survey with another future hit of hers, which you’ll find below…

With the third top 40 song from his recent album After Hours, The Weeknd is in at #33 with “In Your Eyes”. It marks his 14th top 40 entry overall. Both BENEE and Gus Dapperton earn their first top 40 singles with the viral track “Supalonely”, which lands at #38. As noted above, Dua Lipa also picks up her tenth top 40 song this week with “Break My Heart”, which debuts at #40.

Ellie Goulding checks in at #48 with the Blackbear-assisted “Worry About Me”. It’s the only new title in the 41-50 region. Will it make the top 40 next week? Stay tuned.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Thirteen

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…

MOKITA & ELLA VOS – “Take It Back” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance / Third appearance

You’ll have to take it back to late last year to find the most recent Rewind appearances for these two artists, who were both featured on their respective weeks with collaborative efforts. Now, their new release together is a low key pop bop: a bit simple, but effective.

NEW RULES – “Pasta” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: first appearance

While we’re craving a nice pasta dish from a fancy restaurant while self-isolating, the new song called “Pasta” is certainly filling too, as this young male group continues to build a passionate fan base with their charm and quality tunes. Our compliments to the chef!


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
KENNEDI – “Apology”
R3HAB & ANDY GRAMMER – “Good Example”

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 29, 2020

Still the Sam.

39. A Great Big World – I Will Always Be There
31. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart | HIGHEST DEBUT

35. Passenger – The Way That I Love You (40)
15. The Killers – Caution (22) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

10. Shawn Hook – I Don’t Wanna Dance (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – The Man (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Tones And I – Never Seen The Rain (06) | PEAK: #03
07. The 1975 – Me & You Together Song (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (09) | PEAK: #06
05. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Dua Lipa – Physical (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Harry Styles – Adore You (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Sam Fischer – This City (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheppard – Don’t Believe In Love (1)
2. ZZ Ward – Break Her Heart (2)
3. Christina Aguilera – Loyal Brave True (5)
4. Alanis Morissette – Smiling (7)
5. Chaz Cardigan – Not OK! (-)
6. Katy Perry – Never Worn White (6)
7. Jimmie Allen & Noah Cyrus – This Is Us (10)
8. Haim – The Steps (8)
9. Lukas Graham – Scars (9)
10. Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford – Lay Your Head On Me (-)

In The Mix:
Ava Max – Kings & Queens
Billie Joe Armstrong – I Think We’re Alone Now (new)
Ellie Goulding featuring Blackbear – Worry About Me
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age (new)
Mickey Guyton – What Are You Gonna Tell Her?
OneRepublic – Better Days (new)
The Pretenders – The Buzz
Walk Off The Earth featuring Gnash – Nicknames
Wilder Woods – Someday Soon

Chart Notes:

  • Sam Fischer holds at #1 for a third week with his first top 40 hit on my personal chart, “This City”. With the Friday release of her new studio album Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa picks up her third top 40 entry of the era with “Break My Heart”, landing at #31. You’ll also find her at #4 with “Physical” and at #11 with the former chart-topper “Don’t Start Now”. A Great Big World also glides into the countdown at #39 with “I Will Always Be There”, which saw an early release at some digital services several days ago (with a wide release planned for next month.) “Fall On Me”, the duo’s second collaboration with Christina Aguilera, reached #18 earlier this year. Be well and stay safe!

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 27, 2016

A brand new flashback for you.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 27, 2016…

40. DURAN DURAN featuring KIESZA, “Last Night In The City”
39. DEMI LOVATO, “Stone Cold”

Biggest Mover(s):
DAYA, “Sit Still, Look Pretty” (39-32, seven spots)

10. RUTH B, “Lost Boy” (up 2)
Album: The Intro (EP) (2015, Columbia Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. THE 1975, “The Sound” (up 5)
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (2016, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

08. MIKE POSNER, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (up 2)
Album: At Night, Alone. (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man” (down 3)
Album: Tangled Up (2015, Valory/BMLG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New” (up 1)
Album: Brand New (2015, Aptly Named/Caroline/Capitol Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart” (up 1)
Album: Analog Love (2015, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #4

04. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You” (up 1)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. ZAYN, “Pillowtalk” (steady, second week)
Album: Mind Of Mine (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body” (steady, third week)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. TROYE SIVAN, “Youth” (steady, third week)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 27, 2020

The Future of the album chart.

It’s time to turn off the bad news and turn on some New Music Friday goodness! It’s a packed schedule, including hit albums from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Dua Lipa, PartyNextDoor and Trevor Daniel, as well as great singles from Hailee Steinfeld, Kygo, Little Mix, Major Lazer and more. Do start now and get the pop party started:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – Calm (iTunes)
Features: “Easier” and “Teeth”, which both reached the top 20 on the Top 40 radio chart, as well as the new single “Old Me”

DUA LIPA – Future Nostalgia (iTunes)
Features: “Don’t Start Now”, the #1 song for the past five weeks on the Top 40 radio chart, as well as the new single “Break My Heart”

INGRID ANDRESS – Lady Like (iTunes)
Features: “More Hearts Than Mine”, a current top ten song on the Country radio chart

PEARL JAM – Gigaton (iTunes)
Features: “Dance Of The Clairvoyants”, a recent #1 song on the Triple A radio chart, as well as the new single “Superblood Wolfmoon”

Notable albums out this week: Adam Calhoun‘s Billy G.O.A.T. (iTunes), Brakence‘s Punk2 (iTunes), Brian Fallon‘s Local Honey (iTunes), Cavetown‘s Sleepyhead (iTunes), Childish Gambino‘s 3.15.20 (iTunes), Delacey‘s Black Coffee (iTunes), Giveon‘s Take Time (iTunes), In This Moment‘s Mother (iTunes), Jessie Reyez‘s Before Love Came To Kill Us (iTunes), Joyner Lucas‘s ADHD (iTunes), Little Dragon‘s New Me, Same Us (iTunes), PartyNextDoor‘s PartyMobile (iTunes), Shallou‘s Magical Thinking (iTunes), Trevor Daniel‘s Nicotine (iTunes), Vanessa Carlton‘s Love Is An Art (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Hugo Helmig‘s Lulu, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Jubël‘s Strawtown (iTunes), Keshi‘s Bandaids (iTunes), Loud Luxury‘s Nights Like This (iTunes), Saint Phnx‘s DDMN 1.1 (iTunes), San Cisco‘s Flaws (iTunes), Thomas Headon‘s The Greatest Hits (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“12345Sex”, Upsahl (iTunes)
“A Little Soon To Say”, Jackson Browne (iTunes)
“Addison Rae”, The Kid LAROI (iTunes)
“Aeroplane Bathroom”, Gordi (iTunes)
“Apology”, Kennedi (iTunes)
“Banana Split”, Murda Beatz, YNW Melly & Lil Durk (iTunes)
“Be Happy”, CLMD (iTunes)
“Better Days”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Boyfriend (Tiesto Remix)”, Mabel (iTunes)
“Break Up Song”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“Breakfast In The Park”, Scotty Sire (iTunes)
“Charlotte”, Sody (iTunes)
“Choices”, KREAM & Imanos (iTunes)
“Contact”, Wiz Khalifa featuring Tyga (iTunes)
“Daydreams”, Maisie Peters (iTunes)
“Daze Inn”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Dirty Shiny Rock And Roll”, Brasko (iTunes)
“Do The Most”, Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Drive”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“Everybody In The Party”, Timmy Trumpet & 22Bullets featuring Ghost (iTunes)
“Feel Bad”, Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
“Fix It To Break It”, Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Get High”, Moby Rich (iTunes)
“Go To Hell”, Sam Creighton (iTunes)
“Good Example”, R3HAB x Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Helen”, Oliver Malcolm (iTunes)
“Her”, Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Highs And Lows”, Brandon Beal (iTunes)
“Hold Me Close”, Sam Feldt featuring Ella Henderson (iTunes)
“Hometown Heroes”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“I Love My Country”, Florida Georgia Line (iTunes)
“I Love You’s”, Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
“In Love Wit A Stripper”, 645AR (iTunes)
“In My Bones”, Jacob Collier featuring Kimbra & Tank And The Bangas (iTunes)
“In My Soul”, Vigiland (iTunes)
“Johnny”, Sarah Jarosz (iTunes)
“Julia”, Jeremy Zucker (iTunes)
“Just A Boy”, Alaina Castillo (iTunes)
“Knew You”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Last Time I Say Sorry”, Kane Brown & John Legend (iTunes)
“Lay Your Head On Me”, Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford (iTunes)
“Left 4 Me”, Rileyy Lanez (iTunes)
“Like It Is”, Kygo featuring Zara Larsson & Tyga (iTunes)
“Love Letters”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Martin”, Car Seat Headrest (iTunes)
“Melancholy Paradise”, All Time Low (iTunes)
“More Than Enough”, Alina Baraz (iTunes)
“Not Like”, Fijitrip (iTunes)
“Nowhere To Go (Quarantine Love)”, Snow Tha Product (iTunes)
“OK, All Right”, David Archuleta (iTunes)
“Only The Team”, Rvssian, Lil Mosey & Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Pasta”, New Rules (iTunes)
“Persona Non Grata”, Bright Eyes (iTunes)
“Potions”, Day Wave (iTunes)
“Rest Of My Life”, Sigma x Shakka (iTunes)
“Save A Way (2020)”, Wylder (iTunes)
“Say What’s In Your Eyes”, Stefan Benz (iTunes)
“Somebody Like You”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Someone You Loved”, Amber Riley (iTunes)
“Sunlight”, Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Superstar”, 24hrs & Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Swimming In The Deep End”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Take It Back”, Mokita x Ella Vos (iTunes)
“Tati”, Gavin Haley & Yung Pinch (iTunes)
“Terrified”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“The Best”, AWOLNATION featuring Alice Merton (iTunes)
“The Dark”, ZZ Ward (iTunes)
“This Was My House”, Bright Light Bright Light featuring Niki Haris, Donna De Lory & Initial Talk (iTunes)
“Tomorrow”, Jack Curley (iTunes)
“Turks”, Nav & Gunna featuring Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Unforgettable (Acoustic)”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“Used To Be (L.O.V.E.)”, Chelsea Collins (iTunes)
“Waste”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Welcome To Wonderland (Live From Henson Studios)”, Anson Seabra (iTunes)
“Wetty”, Fivio Foreign (iTunes)
“Where The Shadow Ends (Acoustic)”, Banners (iTunes)
“Whole Lotta”, Grandson & DREAMERS (iTunes)
“W.M.”, Tom Aspaul (iTunes)
“You Are Not Who I Thought I Was”, Sondre Lerche (iTunes)
“You Don’t Love Me (Like You Used To)”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Alec Benjamin and Sam Hunt 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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