RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 7, 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. The door is open and all the chart activity is here, so let’s take a look at what’s popping at the format this week:

KEEP ON DRIVING: It’s a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart for Olivia Rodrigo and her huge hit “Driver’s License”, which pulls ahead of the song at #2 by more than 1,800 spins. The tune looks poised to approach or eclipse 20,000 spins next week.

As expected, this week’s top new entry comes from Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion at #30 with “Beautiful Mistakes”. It also enters in the top 30 (#24, to be exact) on this week’s Hot AC chart. It’s their 29th and fourth top 40 entries, respectively. Scoring his third top 40 song to date, Conan Gray rises from 43-37 with “Overdrive”, which matches the peak of “Maniac” from last year. AJR is also on the move with “Way Less Sad”, which jumps from 46-38. It’s the trio’s sixth trip into the top 40 here.

Down in the top 50, the duo Silk Sonic enters at #43 with “Leave The Door Open”. The act is a new project featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, who are credited as solo artists as well. Fresh off his performance at the Pokémon Day Virtual Concert, Post Malone lands at #50 with his cover of Hootie & The Blowfish‘s “Only Wanna Be With You”. The original song spent three weeks at #1 in the fall of 1995.

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