RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 31, 2021)

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. It’s time to buss open the survey and look at what’s popping at the format this week:

A CHANGE IN POSITIONS: In what is likely its last week at the top, “Positions” by Ariana Grande scores a seventh week at #1 on the Top 40 chart. Grande claims two of the top five songs on the chart, as “34+35” rises from 7-5.

Three new songs light up the top 40 on this week’s chart, led by a 41-31 jump for Ava Max with “My Head & My Heart”. The tune is her fourth top 40 entry thus far. After sneaking into the top 50 last week, Jason Derulo and Adam Levine jump from 49-34 with “Lifestyle”. It’s the former’s 23rd top 40 hit and latter’s fifth as a solo artist. Chart newcomer CJ is also on the move, lifting from 42-40 with “Whoopty”. His recent viral hit is rising in the top ten on the Rhythmic chart, which means he may as well be more addicted to airplay than blue cheese (at least, for now.)

In the top 50, “Skin” begins at #43 for Sabrina Carpenter, while an entry at #48 belongs to Madison Beer with “BS”. Two other titles are in the region for the first time, as newcomer Erica Banks bounces in at #49 with “Buss It” and the collaborative efforts of Loud Luxury, Frank Walker and Stephen Puth charge the #50 spot with “Like Gold”.

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