RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 20, 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. Yes, someone you loved is back at the top of the pop chart. Here’s what’s popping this week:

THE WAY TO “GO”: Lewis Capaldi scores his second #1 song on the Top 40 chart with “Before You Go”. In its 36th week in the top 40, the single sets a new record for the slowest run ever to the top spot in the plays-per-week era, surpassing the previous record by five weeks. It’s already reached #1 on the Hot AC radio chart.

Three superstar releases leap into the top 40 this week, led by Marshmello and Demi Lovato‘s collaboration “OK Not To Be OK”. It blasts from 43-29, becoming their tenth and 17th top 40 singles at the pop format, respectively. Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper enter the chart at #34 with “Holy”, marking their 30th and fifth top 40 songs here, respectively. The track was just released on Friday. Lastly, the 15th top 40 single for Sam Smith lands at #39. “Diamonds” is taken from the Love Goes album, which comes out on October 23.

The only top 50 entry this week comes from newcomer Jxdn. The social media star debuts at #49 with “Angels & Demons”.

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