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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 11, 2018)

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: will the year end on a broken heart? Well, only in song title, that is. Before the holiday freeze hits, time to do our thing and add ’em up:

HEART OF THE HOLIDAYS: Not much is changing around these parts this week, as “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” stays at #1 on the adds report at the format for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus, picking up another 49 new stations. Much of the rest of the top ten is filled with familiar names, including Ava Max, Zara Larsson and more. The former’s first chart release, which finishes in second place, has 21 new stations for the week. All three records are now in the top 40 and moving up.

Keep an eye on Lauren Daigle‘s song “You Say”, a chart-topper on the Christian AC list that’s well into the top 20 on the national Hot AC survey. It impacts at the Top 40 format on January 15 and ties for tenth place this week with 11 new stations.

The first impact date of 2019 is scheduled for January 8: so far, Sabrina Carpenter‘s single “Sue Me” will be officially headed for adds at the format that Tuesday following some early action in the past few weeks. Until then, happy holidays from PGTC!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” (RCA)
2. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
3. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
4-T. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
4-T. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
6. CHARLI XCX featuring TROYE SIVAN, “1999” (Atlantic/EMG)
7. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
8-T. BAD BUNNY featuring DRAKE, “MIA” (Rimas/OVO Sound/Warner Bros.)
8-T. XXXTENTACTION x LIL PUMP featuring MALUMA & SWAE LEE, “Arms Around You” (EMPIRE-Warner Bros.)
10-T. DAN + SHAY, “Tequila” (Warner Bros.)
10-T. LAUREN DAIGLE, “You Say” (Centricity/12Tone/Warner Bros.)
10-T. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 9, 2018)

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. Don’t panic! We’ve got all the big titles from the pop chart in one big post, ready to sleigh your Sunday evening. Here’s what’s popping this week:

DISCO FEVER STRIKES: 12 years and six and a half months after their first single, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, reached the top 40 on the pop chart, Panic! At The Disco has the new #1 song at the format with “High Hopes”, the first ever on the Top 40 list. “I Write” nearly made it to the summit, spending two weeks in the runner-up position, but “High” officially gets the job done. The tune also leads the Hot AC and Alternative lists this week; that’s the first time the feat has been achieved since May 2012, when the global hit “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra topped all three for one week. The act now joins a small group of artists like LL Cool J, Santana, Snoop Dogg, Tina Turner (and others) in scoring their first #1 single at least 12 years after first charting. Well done!

This week’s highest debut leaps onto the countdown all the way up at #33: “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” is the second top 40 entry for Mark Ronson, who previously spent six weeks at the top in 2015 with the Bruno Mars-assisted song “Uptown Funk”, and the tenth top 40 track for Miley Cyrus, who has a pair of chart-toppers to her credit: 2009’s “Party In The USA” (one week) and 2013’s “Wrecking Ball” (three weeks). It also debuts at #43 on the newest Hot AC update. Other top 40 entries include “MIA”, moving from 43-37 for Bad Bunny featuring Drake and “Sweet But Psycho”, rising from 41-38 for Ava Max. “MIA” marks Bad Bunny’s second top 40 single at the format and Drake’s 26th, while “Sweet” is Max’s first.

Further down and flashing back, “1999” gets Charli XCX and Troye Sivan onto the pop survey at #48 this week. Earlier this year, the Top 40 time machine took us back to “2002” with a #29 entry for Anne-Marie. Also checking in this week, ZAYN lands at #50 with the Nicki Minaj-assisted “No Candle No Light”. His forthcoming album Icarus Falls, a huge 27-track set, is due on Friday.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 6, 2009

Break out the soft pop hits.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 6, 2009…

Debuts:
40. COBRA STARSHIP, “Hot Mess”
38. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare”

Biggest Mover(s):
ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (38-27, eleven spots)

10. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates” (up 2)
Album: The Fall (2009, Blue Note Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Chances” (steady, second week)
Album: Slice (2009, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Maybe” (steady, second week)
Album: Everybody (2009, Cabin 24 Records)
Peak: #7

07. NICKELBACK, “Never Gonna Be Alone” (steady, third week)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

06. TRAIN, “Hey, Soul Sister” (steady, second week)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Someday” (down 1)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (down 2)
Album: Crazy Love (2009, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

03. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (up 2)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. KELLY CLARKSON, “Already Gone” (up 1)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

01. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (steady, second week)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 4, 2018)

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: we break it down with two former chart-toppers at the format on that trip to the top of the adds report that we do every Tuesday. So, let’s add ’em up:

NOTHING BREAKS LIKE A CHART: After a top five debut on iTunes and plenty of early radio action, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” scores big this week for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus, picking up 82 stations on impact. The song will be featured on a forthcoming album by Ronson, due sometime in 2019. No other track comes close to that total on the latest update, but another hit that’s impacting this week finishes in the runner-up position with 25 new stations. The latest crossover track from R&B singer Ella Mai is “Trip”, which recently reached #1 on the Urban chart and remains in the top five on the Rhythmic chart. Otherwise, most of the songs in the top ten this week are repeat titles and/or already established hits trying to close out the panel.

Next week is anyone’s guess, as no prominent titles are currently scheduled to impact. Stay tuned for more information.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” (RCA)
2. ELLA MAI, “Trip” (10 Summers/Interscope)
3-T. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
3-T. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
3-T. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
6-T. GUCCI MANE, BRUNO MARS & KODAK BLACK, “Wake Up In The Sky” (Atlantic)
6-T. XXXTENTACTION x LIL PUMP featuring MALUMA & SWAE LEE, “Arms Around You” (EMPIRE-Warner Bros.)
8. KHALID, “Better” (Right Hand/RCA)
9-T. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
9-T. RITA ORA, “Let You Love Me” (Warner Bros.)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 2, 2018)

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. Hope you’re enjoying the start of Hanukkah and the rest of the holiday season. Let’s see what’s burning in the musical menorah this week:

A HAPPIER HANUKKAH: Starting to lose some ground at this format, but still solidly at #1 again, “Happier” by Marshmello x Bastille leads the Top 40 survey for the third consecutive week. Though the song may be spinning a Gimel this weekend, that could change by next Sunday, as “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco looks to collect some coins (and the act’s first #1 at the format.) I think it’s safe to say that those hopes won’t be dashed at all, considering that the tune has also topped the Alternative chart and rises to #1 on this week’s Hot AC update. That’s hotter than a fresh batch of latkes. Speaking of which, my stomach is rumbling…

This week’s debut action is pretty light once again, with “There’s No Way” by Lauv featuring Julia Michaels being the only top 40 entry, jumping from 41-39. It’s the second hit to enter the region for Lauv and the fourth for Michaels. For top 50 entries, Madison Beer‘s new single featuring Offset of the trio Migos, “Hurts Like Hell”, bows at #48, as the former #1 Urban hit “Smile (Living My Best Life)” is in at #50 for Lil Duval featuring Snoop Dogg and Ball Greezy. Both Lil Duval and Ball Greezy are appearing at the format for the first time, while Beer is searching for her second top 40 entry, the other being “Home With You” from earlier in 2018.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 2, 2012

“Try” to picture this playlist.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 2, 2012…

Debuts:
40. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring BLAKE SHELTON, “Just A Fool”

Biggest Mover(s):
TRAIN, “Mermaid” (up 37-25, twelve spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE featuring NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Between The Raindrops” (up 1)
Album: Almería (2012, Geffen Records)
Peak: #7

09. OLLY MURS, “Troublemaker” (up 5)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. JASON MRAZ, “93 Million Miles” (up 2)
Album: Love Is A Four Letter Word (2012, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

07. THE SCRIPT featuring WILL.I.AM, “Hall Of Fame” (down 2)
Album: #3 (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. ANDY GRAMMER, “Miss Me” (down 2)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. ONE DIRECTION, “Live While We’re Young” (down 2)
Album: Take Me Home (2012, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

04. ROBBIE WILLIAMS, “Candy” (up 2)
Album: Take The Crown (2012, Farrell Music/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. P!NK, “Try” (up 4)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. ADELE, “Skyfall” (down 1)
Album: Skyfall – Single (2012, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. FUN., “Carry On” (up 1)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 27, 2018)

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: Brrrr! The numbers are very chilly, as radio prepares for the annual freeze for the holidays. Let’s add ’em up:

SO “CLOSE” TO CHRISTMAS: With the Thanksgiving holiday having just passed, it’s no surprise to see that most reporters on the pop panel didn’t post any (or as many) adds this Tuesday. As a result, it was mostly established singles out in front, with “Close To Me” by Ellie Goulding x Diplo featuring Swae Lee collecting 20 adds and the top position. Ariana Grande followed in the runner-up position with another 16 adds for “Thank U, Next”. You can find the rest of the significant titles (and ties) below.

Next week, the top ten should look more lively with continued add support for “1999”, the current collaboration from Charli XCX and Troye Sivan, as well as “Trip”, the potential second top 40 single for Ella Mai. Who else is due for a solid impact week? Find out soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
3. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
4-T. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
4-T. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
6-T. BENNY BLANCO & CALVIN HARRIS, “I Found You” (Columbia-Interscope)
6-T. CHARLI XCX featuring TROYE SIVAN, “1999” (Atlantic/EMG)
6-T. GUCCI MANE, BRUNO MARS & KODAK BLACK, “Wake Up In The Sky” (Atlantic)
6-T. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)
10. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)

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