RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 1, 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. The mood is right once again for the newest songs and stats from the top of the pop airwaves. Let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

GOLDN YEARS: 24KGoldn and Iann Dior score a second week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Mood”. The big hit is well ahead of its nearest competitor by over 2,900 spins and should manage a third frame at the summit quite easily. Meanwhile, it stays in the runner-up position on this week’s Rhythmic chart update, with little movement elsewhere.

Moving into the top 40 this week, G-Eazy and Blackbear lift from 42-36 with “Hate The Way”, becoming their tenth and sixth top 40 entries at the format, respectively. The label/collective Internet Money leaps from 43-38 with “Lemonade”, their collaboration with Gunna, Don Toliver and Nav. This track marks the first top 40 hit for all four performers here, but they’ve all seen prior top 40 action at the Rhythmic and Urban formats. Finally, the late Pop Smoke scores his first top 40 entry here with “What You Know ‘Bout Love”, a song that you know is up from 41-39.

After reaching the top 20 this week with the title cut from her new album Positions, which was released on Friday, Ariana Grande debuts at #45 with her second single from the set: “34+35”. Format newcomer Ritt Momney has his first entry at #49 with a cover of “Put Your Records On”. The track was originally a top ten hit at the AC, Hot AC and Triple A formats for Corinne Bailey Rae in 2006 and 2007. (It didn’t reach the Top 40 list at the time.) Finally, Marshmello and Imanbek are new at #50 this week with the Usher-assisted “Too Much”. Usher hopes to score his first top 40 hit at the format since the summer of 2015.

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