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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 12, 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. For a look at the stats that’ll give you the shivers, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

“STAY” STAYS: The Australian-Canadian collaboration from The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber is at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for a second week. “Stay” is also moving well at the Hot AC format, where it climbs from 9-6 and could be a contender for the top spot soon.

Ed Sheeran earns his 23rd top 40 single at the format with “Shivers”, which enters at #36 this week. It’s the follow-up to his recent hit “Bad Habits”, which remains at #3 on the list. Meanwhile, Jackson Wang and Internet Money leap from 42-40 with “Drive You Home”. Wang is in with his fourth top 40 entry to date, while the label/collective picks up their second.

The aforementioned Bieber has another new tune in the top 50 for the second consecutive week, as “Ghost” spooks the #49 spot. The popular album cut appears on Justice, which was released back in March. One spot lower, Bbno$ and Rich Brian check in at #50 with “Edamame”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 12, 2021

The coldest chart-topper of the year.

DEBUTS
40. John Mayer – Wild Blue
39. Andy Grammer – Damn It Feels Good To Be Me
38. Troye Sivan – Angel Baby
36. Ed Sheeran – Shivers | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. ABBA – Don’t Shut Me Down (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
27. Duran Duran – Anniversary (34)
17. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Milky Chance – Colorado (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Ben Rector featuring Steve Winwood – Range Rover (05) | PEAK: #05
08. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Tones And I – Cloudy Day (06) | PEAK: #05
06. Silk Sonic – Skate (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (08) | PEAK: #05
04. John Mayer – Last Train Home (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Dua Lipa – Love Again (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (3)
2. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (-)
3. Brandi Carlile – Right On Time (1)
4. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (6)
5. Sting – If It’s Love (5)
6. Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead (7)
7. Olivia Vedder – My Father’s Daughter (8)
8. FINNEAS – The 90s (-)
9. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (-)
10. Adam Melchor – What A Damn Shame (-)

In The Mix:
James Blunt – Love Under Pressure (new)
Justus Bennetts – Insomniac
Little Mix – Love (Sweet Love)
Lorde – Mood Ring
Mimi Webb – 24/5 (new)
Sabrina Carpenter – Skinny Dipping (new)
Sigrid – Burning Bridges
Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart
Young Bombs featuring JORDY – Summer In Brooklyn (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It leaped from 34-21-10-4 over the last month, but this week, “Cold Heart” hits the top spot on my personal chart for Elton John and Dua Lipa. The song is the first #1 on my list for the legendary John and the record-breaking tenth for Lipa, who knocks her own “Love Again” off the top and down to #2. Two songs tie for this week’s Biggest Mover: up ten spots, “Justified” jumps from 27-17 for Kacey Musgraves, while the reunited ABBA climbs from 40-30 with “Don’t Shut Me Down”. Four songs reach the top 40 this week, all performed by solo men: Ed Sheeran has the top new entry at #36 with “Shivers”, Troye Sivan is in at #38 with “Angel Baby”, Andy Grammer debuts at #39 with “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me” and John Mayer lands at #40 with “Wild Blue”. The four have a combined eight prior #1 hits on my chart between them: Mayer with three, Sheeran and Sivan with two and Grammer with one.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 7, 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: pop star Doja Cat is the fine feline at the top of the list. Let’s add ’em up:

“NEED” FOR ADDS: In a slow post-holiday week at the pop format, Doja Cat led the adds report with “Need To Know”, picking up a total of 20 adds this week. The song ranked at #29 on the published chart last weekend.

Tied for the runner-up spot with 19 adds each, Halsey‘s “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” (#26 last weekend) and Walker Hayes‘s “Fancy Like” (#37 last weekend) continue to perform well here.

Charting singles from Måneskin, Tai Verdes and Twenty One Pilots returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

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

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)
2-T. HALSEY, “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” (Capitol)
2-T. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)
4. KANYE WEST featuring THE WEEKND & LIL BABY, “Hurricane” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam)
5. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
6. JACKSON WANG & INTERNET MONEY, “Drive You Home” (88rising/12Tone)
7. TAI VERDES, “A-O-K” (Last Nite/Arista)
8-T. ALESSO & MARSHMELLO featuring JAMES BAY, “Chasing Stars” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
8-T. FARRUKO, “Pepas” (Carbon Fiber/The Orchard)
8-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 4, 2016

The songs that are makin’ me listen.

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 4, 2016…

Debuts:
38. ELLIE GOULDING, “Still Falling For You”
37. JORDAN FISHER, “Lookin’ Like That”

Biggest Mover(s):
CODY FRY, “Go” (39-31, eight spots)

10. KATY PERRY, “Rise” (steady, second week)
Album: (single only) (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. LUKAS GRAHAM, “Mama Said” (up 4)
Album: Lukas Graham (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #9

08. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring G-EAZY, “Make Me…” (up 1)
Album: Glory (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. SERENA RYDER, “Got Your Number” (up 5)
Album: Utopia (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. TROYE SIVAN featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Wild” (steady, second week)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. PASSENGER, “Somebody’s Love” (down 2)
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (2016, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. BASTILLE, “Good Grief” (steady, second week)
Album: Wild World (2016, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. PHANTOGRAM, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” (up 2)
Album: Three (2016, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. SHAWN MENDES, “Treat You Better” (steady, second week)
Album: Illuminate (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. WRABEL, “11 Blocks” (steady, third week)
Album: We Could Be Beautiful (EP) (2017, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 31, 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 gods of the format place Halsey‘s new song on the Top 40 throne. Let’s add ’em up:

“I AM” AT THE TOP: From the new set If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, Halsey led the adds report at Top 40 radio with “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God”. It picked up 137 stations in its first week. Halsey also topped the adds report at the Alternative radio format, but with a different song: “You Asked For This”, also featured on the same album. “I Am” debuted at #36 on the pop chart last weekend.

Climbing into second place, “Need To Know” secured another 41 adds, as Doja Cat just earned her eighth top 40 hit at the format. Walker Hayes also impacted this week with his recent viral hit from TikTok, as “Fancy Like” tied for third place with another 28 stations. The track is just outside the top 20 at the Country radio format.

Charting singles from Billie Eilish, SEB and Twenty One Pilots returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

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

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. HALSEY, “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” (Capitol)
2. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3-T. SHAWN MENDES & TAINY, “Summer Of Love” (Island/Republic)
3-T. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)
5. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring SAWEETIE & LELE PONS, “Hit It” (Epic)
6-T. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
6-T. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
8. WIZKID featuring TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
9. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10. SEB, “Seaside” (Mom+Pop/further.)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 22, 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. From cold hearts to hot new tracks, here’s all that’s popping at the format this week:

“4” SCORES: For the fifth consecutive week, Olivia Rodrigo holds strong at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Good 4 U”, taken from the recent chart-topping album Sour. Meanwhile, “Déjà Vu” remains in the runner-up position for the third week, still over 600 spins behind her leader at the top. Across the radio world, “Good” is expected to top the Hot AC chart in the next few weeks.

In the top 40, four new tunes check into the region: “Summer Of Love” is the highest, starting at #31 for Shawn Mendes and Tainy. This is the 12th top 40 single for Mendes and the second for Tainy, who last charted two years ago as a collaborator on Benny Blanco‘s “I Can’t Get Enough”, which peaked at #29. Jumping from 41-32, the Black Eyed Peas, Saweetie and Lele Pons hit the top 40 with “Hit It”. The song becomes their 22nd, fourth and first entries in the region, respectively. Next in line, Billie Eilish has her ninth top 40 entry with the title cut from her album Happier Than Ever, debuting at #36. Finally, at #40, we have a rather momentous debut: “Cold Heart”, a collaboration from Elton John and Dua Lipa. In the 48 years that an airplay chart has been compiled, combining the archives of both Mediabase and Radio & Records, “Cold” marks John’s 47th top 40 song at the format and first since January 1998. Meanwhile, Lipa has her 16th top 40 hit.

New at #42, WizKid and Tems enter the chart with their current top five hit at Urban radio: “Essence”. A new remix with Justin Bieber is also securing airplay at many pop stations. The only other new single in the top 50 is “Drive You Home”, which speeds onto the survey at #50 for Jackson Wang and the collective/record label Internet Money.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 17, 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: Lizzo and Cardi B tackle some rumors and records and end up at the top. Let’s add ’em up:

“RUMORS” HAS IT: With 148 stations on impact, “Rumors” is truthfully the Most Added tune at the Top 40 format, as Lizzo and Cardi B earned a big win on the report. The pair also took in 59 and 57 first-week adds at the Rhythmic and Urban formats, respectively, topping the reports there as well. Last Sunday, the collaboration debuted at #29 on the pop chart and should move up nicely through the fall.

In a distant second place, Billie Eilish secured another 43 stations on impact for the title cut from her recent album Happier Than Ever. It replaces “NDA” at radio, which just peaked at #25 without a bullet last week. Finishing in third place, WizKid landed at 32 new stations on impact with the Justin Bieber and Tems-assisted “Essence”.

Charting singles from Måneskin, Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

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

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. LIZZO featuring CARDI B, “Rumors” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
2. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3. WIZKID featuring TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
4-T. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring SAWEETIE & LELE PONS, “Hit It” (Epic)
4-T. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Warner-Interscope)
6. LIL NAS X & JACK HARLOW, “Industry Baby” (Columbia)
7. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Traitor” (Geffen/Interscope)
8. DIXIE (D’AMELIO) featuring RUBI ROSE, “Psycho” (HITCO/in2une)
9-T. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
9-T. THE WEEKND, “Take My Breath” (XO/Republic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 16-17, 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 three tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: Happier Than Ever (2021)
Past T40 History: “NDA” has been pulled and this tune takes its place as the potential fifth top 40 hit from her most recent album.

LIZZO featuring CARDI B, “Rumors” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The collaboration started at #29 on the chart this past weekend. It’s their fifth and 11th top 40 hits, respectively.

WIZKID featuring JUSTIN BIEBER & TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
Album: Made In Lagos (2020/2021)
Past T40 History: In the summer of 2016, WizKid spent a week at #1 on the pop chart as a featured artist on Drake’s “One Dance”.

Next week: Elton John and Dua Lipa have a record that’s ready to rocket, man.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 15, 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. For your favorite records and rumors, here’s all that’s popping at the format this week:

“U”, “VU” AND TWO: Pop star Olivia Rodrigo holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the fourth week with “Good 4 U”, while her past single “Déjà Vu” remains at #2 for the second week. The former title still leads the latter by over 800 spins.

With four recurrents being removed from the chart, there’s quite a bit of debut action in the top 40 and top 50. The highest of the four singles entering the top 40 comes from Lizzo and Cardi B. “Rumors” lands at #29, marking their fifth and 11th top 40 hits, respectively. Moving up from 43-38, Masked Wolf scores his second top 40 hit with “Say So”. Next, Conan Gray jumps from 42-39 with the song that becomes his fourth top 40 entry, “People Watching”. Lastly, the viral TikTok hit “Seaside” leaps from 45-40 for newcomer SEB, which is also on the move in the top 40 at the Alternative radio format.

Starting at #41, the Black Eyed Peas, Saweetie and Lele Pons hit the jackpot with their collaboration called “Hit It”. Madison Beer has a new entry at #45 with “Reckless”, which is followed by “Vacation” at #48, which teams two groups together for the first time: Dirty Heads and Train. The original version of the track (without Train) got to #10 on the Alternative radio chart in November 2017, but it’s been moving again recently thanks to a run on TikTok. One notch lower, Doja Cat meows in at #49 with “Need To Know”, marking the third song to chart from the Planet Her album. Finishing things off, Walker Hayes crosses from the country radio airwaves to pop playlists with a new entry at #50: “Fancy Like”.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 8, 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. For the songs that will (hopefully) last a lifetime, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

THREE “GOOD” WEEKS: For the third consecutive week, Olivia Rodrigo remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart with “Good 4 U”, while her prior single “Déjà Vu” advances from 3-2. Rodrigo isn’t the first performer to hold down the top two positions at the format, though this kind of achievement is fairly rare so early into an artist’s charting days. You can expect her to hold down the #1 and #2 spots again next week. Will it be in the same order? Stay tuned.

Another five new songs enter the top 40 this week, with Silk Sonic coming in the highest with “Skate”. The song glides from 46-27, marking the second top 40 song at the format for the duo and Anderson .Paak, as well as the 23rd for Bruno Mars. Entering way up at #29, “Take My Breath” is the 19th top 40 hit for The Weeknd, whose new single is also starting out well at the Hot AC and Rhythmic radio formats. Up from 42-37, Dixie (who charted a year ago as Dixie D’Amelio) is in with the Rubi Rose-assisted “Psycho”. It’s the second top 40 entry for the former and the first for latter. Lifting from 41-39, Alessia Cara returns with “Sweet Dream”, now her 11th top 40 hit to date. Finally, the new Swedish House Mafia, Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake collaboration moves from 45-40. “Lifetime” is the third top 40 hit for the trio (and first since 2013), the eighth for $ign and the first for Shake.

YouTube personality turned singer Conan Gray debuts at #42 with “People Watching”, as Elle King and Miranda Lambert enter at #46 with “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”, a collaboration that’s also currently charting at the Country and Hot AC radio formats. Khalid comes in at #49 with “New Normal”, while Big Red Machine and Taylor Swift barely sneak in at #50 with “Renegade”.

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