RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 8, 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. Sunday’s best-performing records are in the mix and ready for your ears. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

HOW DO YOU DUA: Pop star Dua Lipa earns a third week at #1 with the international smash “Don’t Start Now”. In the process, the single eclipses 19,000 spins for the week at the format, and while that number isn’t a record, it’s certainly indicative that “Don’t” still has room to grow.

Demi Lovato quickly jumps into the top 40 after just two days of airplay with “I Love Me”, which starts at #30. This is her 15th top 40 single to date. Lauv‘s “Modern Loneliness” also makes its top 40 entry this week, up 48-40, becoming his seventh top 40 hit. It’s been a big week for the independent performer, who just released his ~How I’m Feeling~ album on Friday.

The duo Surfaces manages to surface at #49 this week with their viral hit “Sunday Best”, their first chart entry at the format. Video app TikTok is responsible for the track’s sudden resurgence, which was originally released 14 months ago. The only other new single in the region is a collaboration from Diplo, Morgan Wallen and Julia Michaels, who start at #50 with “Heartless”. The original version of the song, which doesn’t feature Michaels, narrowly missed the top 50 on the Hot AC survey last fall. (The updated version also debuts at #46 at that format this week.)

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