RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 2-3, 2021)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are five new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

KHALID, “New Normal” (Right Hand/RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Khalid is looking for his 13th top 40 single. His collaboration with Tate McRae (“Working”) is still in the top 20.

LIL NAS X & JACK HARLOW, “Industry Baby” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: “Industry” landed at #32 on the most recent chart update. It’s their fifth and second top 40 entries, respectively.

MADISON BEER, “Reckless” (Sing It Loud/Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Since the spring of 2020, Beer has entered the top 50 with three singles, with the highest (“Baby”) going to #39.

OLIVIA PENALVA, “Ex’s” (Decoded/Virgin)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This singer has already witnessed some multi-format airplay in her native Canada, but has never impacted here.

SILK SONIC, “Skate” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
Album: An Evening With Silk Sonic (2021)
Past T40 History: The duo’s new tune entered at #46 on Sunday’s update. “Leave The Door Open” reached a #5 peak back in May.

Next week: new releases from Masked Wolf and Olivia Holt are next at the format.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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