RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 10, 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. Ready for some more quarantunes and how they’re doing on the radio? Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

YEAR OF THE CAT: After stalling at #33 with “Juicy” in January, Doja Cat earns her first #1 at the Top 40 format with the song “Say So”, moving from 3-1 this week. Last month, it topped the Rhythmic radio chart. The song is also expected to be in the running for the #1 spot on tomorrow’s Billboard Hot 100 update, thanks in part to several versions of a new remix featuring Nicki Minaj.

The week’s lone top 40 entry is a huge one: Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber‘s “Stuck With U”, a new charity collaboration that shuffles in at #28. It’s the 21st top 40 hit for Grande and the 29th for Bieber, who are both managed by Scooter Braun’s SB Projects. (Braun is listed as a co-writer on the song.) The money from roughly 60% of each digital single sold will be headed towards the First Responders Children’s Foundation.

AJR and Harry Styles enter the top 50 at the format this week: the band at #47 with “Bang!” and Styles at #49 with “Watermelon Sugar”. The former entry recently hit the top five on the Alternative radio chart, while the latter impacts at both the Hot AC and Top 40 formats next week. The latter is also the follow-up to “Adore You”, which went to #1 on both charts earlier this year.

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