ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 19, 2021)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: the easiest winner of the year is, of course, Adele. Let’s add ’em up:

“EASY” DOES IT: As expected, it was a huge week for Adele at the Top 40 format with “Easy On Me”. It’s now the eighth title in the plays-per-week era to clear the entire panel in one week, scoring all 179 adds on impact. In fact, across the United States and Canada, the track got 528 adds in total when combining all formats. The lead single from 30 debuted at #22 on the Top 40 chart last weekend.

In second place, Anitta picked up 36 adds for the Saweetie-assisted “Faking Love”. The collaboration also performed well at the Rhythmic format, landing in the same runner-up position with another 33 stations there. The single marks the follow-up to “Girl From Rio”, which got as high as #22 the pop chart for Anitta this past July.

Rounding out the top three, Imagine Dragons finished in third place with “Follow You”. It impacted and earned 25 new stations, bringing its historic total to 42. The song spent five nonconsecutive weeks at #1 at the Alternative format between April and July.

Charting singles from Coldplay, Jesy Nelson and The Anxiety returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

1. ADELE, “Easy On Me” (Columbia)
2. ANITTA featuring SAWEETIE, “Faking Love” (Warner)
3. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Follow You” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
4. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
5. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
6. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
7. BBNO$ featuring RICH BRIAN, “Edamame” (Mtheory/Further.)
8. JESY NELSON featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Boyz” (Republic)
9. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
10-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
10-T. NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)

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