RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 30, 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. Our pop plates are looking yummy again, so let’s see what’s hot at the musical market this week:

A STYLISH END TO THE MONTH: Harry Styles remains at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Watermelon Sugar”, scoring a fifth sweet week at the top. The single is more than 2,800 spins ahead of the song in the #2 spot, Lewis Capaldi‘s “Before You Go”, which advances from #4. Meanwhile, “Watermelon” holds at #5 on the Hot AC chart, as it also looks to capture the top spot there.

The viral hit “Mood” puts the Top 40 panel in a great mood, as 24KGoldn and Iann Dior fly into the top 40 at #37 this week. This marks the first top 40 entry for either artist at the format. Additionally, Drake leaps from 46-39 with the Lil Durk-assisted “Laugh Now Cry Later”, giving the two performers their 31st and first top 40 hits, respectively. The collaboration lifts into the top 15 on both the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts this week.

In the top 50, Calvin Harris and The Weeknd debut at #47 with “Over Now”, while Zara Larsson‘s “Wow” steps in at #48. The former impacts at the format on Tuesday, while the latter has been accumulating adds for several weeks now.

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