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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 27, 2020)

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: Ariana Grande knows her way around the top position, as she earns the most adds this week by far. Let’s add ’em up, shall we?

THE RIGHT “POSITIONS”: Ariana Grande had a huge week at the Top 40 format with “Positions”, picking up 167 stations and the Most Added title. It was the second Most Added song on yesterday’s Hot AC log with another 18 adds there. The song landed at #28 on this past Sunday’s published report and is headed towards the top 20 by this weekend.

Meanwhile, Harry Styles finished in second place this week with “Golden”, picking up another 51 stations for a total of 114 so far. The track climbed to #39 on the same published report and should continue to fly through the fall.

Charting singles from G-Eazy, Jason Derulo and Why Don’t We returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: as we head out to the polls for Election Day, David Guetta and Sia are up against Ritt Momney in the battle to grab pop radio’s vote for president(s) of the adds report.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Positions” (Republic)
2. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (Erskine/Columbia)
3. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
4. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
5. INTERNET MONEY featuring GUNNA, DON TOLIVER & NAV, “Lemonade” (10K Projects/Capitol)
6. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
7-T. BEBE REXHA featuring DOJA CAT, “Baby, I’m Jealous” (Warner)
7-T. G-EAZY featuring BLACKBEAR, “Hate The Way” (RCA-Interscope)
9. CHRIS BROWN x YOUNG THUG, “Go Crazy” (RCA-300 Ent.)
10. JUSTIN BIEBER & BENNY BLANCO, “Lonely” (Def Jam-Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 26-27, 2020)

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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ARIANA GRANDE – “Positions” (Republic)
Album: Positions (2020)
Past T40 History: The 23rd top 40 hit at the format for Grande is in a fairly good position to be this week’s Most Added song here.

HARRY STYLES – “Golden”
Album: Fine Line (2019)
Past T40 History: Styles now earns his sixth solo top 40 song at the format. “Watermelon Sugar” recently spent seven weeks at #1.

Next week: will the pop panel elect DaBaby, David Guetta or Ritt Momney as the president of the adds report? Stay tuned.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 25, 2020)

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. We hope you’re in the mood for some songs and stats. Let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

HEART OF GOLDN: Format newcomers 24KGoldn and Iann Dior leap from 3-1 on the Top 40 chart with “Mood”. The song is doing well across several other U.S. formats: it climbs to #2 on this week’s Rhythmic chart and is moving through the top 15 and top 25 on the Alternative and Hot AC radio charts, respectively.

Ariana Grande has the week’s top new entry with “Positions”, a song that blasts into the #28 spot after only two days of airplay. It marks the singer’s 23rd top 40 single at this format. It’s also the title cut from her upcoming album, which is out on Friday. Up from 45-34 on the survey, Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat are moving quickly with “Baby, I’m Jealous”. The entry gives the two women their 17th and fourth top 40 hits, respectively. Harry Styles is next in line, as he rises from 47-39 with his sixth solo top 40 hit and third from his Fine Line album, “Golden”. Lastly, up a single notch to #40, Madison Beer achieves her third top 40 single with “Baby”.

In the top 50, G-Eazy and Blackbear come in at #42 with “Hate The Way”, their first charting collaboration. Joji checks in at #47 with the song he hopes will become his second top 40 single at the format, “Your Man”. Singer and songwriter Julia Michaels also makes it onto the list this week with “Lie Like This”, which starts at #48, while Bea Miller sneaks in at #49 with “Feel Something”.

For those of you craving some Ocean Spray and a little Fleetwood Mac, the legendary group’s 1977 chart-topper turned 2020 viral hit “Dreams” would’ve been at #52 this week if it was converted back to current status. If any changes are made, we’ll let you know.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 25, 2020

On time and on top.

DEBUTS
39. Fitz – Head Up High
38. Noah Kahan featuring MXMToon – Pride | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Ritt Momney – Put Your Records On (40)
25. JP Saxe – A Little Bit Yours (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. Why Don’t We – Fallin’ (28)
10. Harry Styles – Golden (18) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
03. Dua Lipa – Levitating (10)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Harry Styles – Golden (18) | PEAK: #10
09. Saint Motel – Preach (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Chris Cornell – Patience (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Joel Corry featuring MNEK – Head & Heart (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Kygo & Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It? (02) | PEAK: #02
05. Ava Max – Kings & Queens (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Ashe – Save Myself (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Dua Lipa – Levitating (10) | PEAK: #03
02. BANNERS – Someone To You (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ben Rector featuring Ingrid Michaelson – It Would Be You (2)
2. Keith Urban & P!nk – One Too Many (1)
3. Kylie Minogue – Magic (3)
4. Rachel Platten – Soldiers (6)
5. Kygo & Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (4)
6. Parson James – High Tide, Low Tide (8)
7. Donovan Woods – Clean Slate (7)
8. Meg Myers – Any Way You Wanna Love (10)
9. Sir Sly – Material Boy (9)
10. Cobi – Faith In Tomorrow (-)

In The Mix:
Ariana Grande – Positions (new)
Bea Miller – Feel Something
Des Rocs – This Is Our Life
Finneas – Can’t Wait To Be Dead (new)
James Hersey – Forget (About Everyone Else)
Jeris Johnson & Ricky Desktop – Damn!
Johnny Orlando – Everybody Wants You
Mat Kearney – Grand Canyon (new)
Michael Franti & Spearhead – Work Hard And Be Nice
Rozzi – Orange Skies
Ruth B – Slow Fade
SHAED – No Other Way

Chart Notes:

  • Miley Cyrus and her current single “Midnight Sky” earn a third week at #1 on my personal chart, as Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating” (up 10-3) looks ready to take over the top spot. Meanwhile, Harry Styles and JP Saxe tie for the Biggest Mover this week, as “Golden” advances from 18-10 and “A Little Bit Yours” lifts from 33-25. Noah Kahan earns this week’s Highest Debut at #38 with the Mxmtoon-assisted “Pride”, while Fitz (lead singer of Fitz & The Tantrums) has his first solo entry with “Head Up High”, which starts at #39.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 18, 2020)

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. There’s lots of “Love” on this week’s log and much more, so let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

“LOVE” WILL FIND A WAY: Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo remain at #1 on the Top 40 chart for the third week with “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)”, which includes the song’s most recent remix featuring BTS. The song holds at the summit as record label Columbia claims the top three slots at the format, with recent chart-topper “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles staying at #2 and “Mood” by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior (via the RECORDS imprint) climbing from 5-3 on its way to the top.

Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco land at #36 with their new collaboration “Lonely”. It becomes the 31st top 40 single for Bieber, who also moves from 15-12 with the Chance The Rapper-assisted “Holy”, and the fourth such entry for Blanco. TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio rises from 41-37 with her first top 40 song at any format, “Be Happy”. Following her, “My Ex’s Best Friend” by Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear lifts from 44-38 this week. It’s their fourth and fifth top 40 hits, respectively, and is just below the same region at the Alternative format. Finally, the aforementioned Derulo is up from 43-39 with his 22nd top 40 hit, “Take You Dancing”.

This week’s top 50 is just as busy, if not busier, than last week. The late Pop Smoke enters the pop list for the first time with “What You Know ‘Bout Love” at #43, as the new Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat collaboration “Baby, I’m Jealous” comes in at #45. It was last week’s Most Added track here. The new single by Harry Styles blasts in at #47, as he scores once again with “Golden”. Finally, this week’s #50 entry is “Lemonade”, a big streaming hit from the Internet Money label featuring Gunna, Don Toliver and Nav.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 18, 2020

“Sky” high for a second week.

DEBUTS
40. Ritt Momney – Put Your Records On
39. LANY – If This Is The Last Time | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. JP Saxe – A Little Bit Yours (38)
28. Why Don’t We – Fallin’ (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Bastille – Survivin’ (31)
18. Harry Styles – Golden (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
16. Shawn Mendes – Wonder (24)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Dua Lipa – Levitating (18) | PEAK: #10
09. Dua Lipa – Hallucinate (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
08. Taylor Swift – Cardigan (05) | PEAK: #04
07. Joel Corry featuring MNEK – Head & Heart (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Chris Cornell – Patience (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Ashe – Save Myself (06) | PEAK: #05
04. BANNERS – Someone To You (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Ava Max – Kings & Queens (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kygo & Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It? (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Keith Urban & P!nk – One Too Many (1)
2. Ben Rector featuring Ingrid Michaelson – It Would Be You (6)
3. Kylie Minogue – Magic (2)
4. Kygo & Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (4)
5. Sasha Sloan – Lie (3)
6. Rachel Platten – Soldiers (10)
7. Donovan Woods – Clean Slate (8)
8. Parson James – High Tide, Low Tide (9)
9. Sir Sly – Material Boy (-)
10. Meg Myers – Any Way You Wanna Love (-)

In The Mix:
Bea Miller – Feel Something
Des Rocs – This Is Our Life
Jeris Johnson & Ricky Desktop – Damn! (new)
Johnny Orlando – Everybody Wants You
JVKE – Upside Down
Lady Gaga – 911
Michael Franti & Spearhead – Work Hard And Be Nice
Miley Cyrus – Heart Of Glass
Rozzi – Orange Skies (new)
Ruth B – Slow Fade
SHAED – No Other Way (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Miley Cyrus spends a second week at #1 on my personal chart with “Midnight Sky”, with little action inside the top five this week. Lots of fast climbers shake up other parts of the countdown, however: four songs move up eight notches or more this week, with top tunes by Harry Styles and Why Don’t We trying for the Biggest Mover at nine each. Two debuts land at the bottom of the survey, with LANY starting at #39 with “If This Is The Last Time” and Ritt Momney coming in at #40 with his cover of “Put Your Records On”.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 19, 2014

Shut up and go back in time.

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 October 19, 2014…

Debuts:
40. TRAIN, “Cadillac, Cadillac”
39. ED SHEERAN, “Thinking Out Loud”
38. PASSENGER, “27”

Biggest Mover(s):
TAKE THAT, “These Days” (40-35)
OLLY MURS featuring TRAVIE MCCOY, “Wrapped Up” (38-33)
JAMES BLUNT, “When I Find Love Again” (33-28)
ONE DIRECTION, “Steal My Girl” (25-20, five spots)

10. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Fools Gold” (steady, second week)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. MARY LAMBERT, “Secrets” (down 1)
Album: Heart On My Sleeve (2014, Capitol Records)
Peak: #8

08. ED SHEERAN, “Don’t” (down 1)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2

07. RIXTON, “Wait On Me” (down 1)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for five weeks

06. WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (up 3)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes” (down 1)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Cecilia And The Satellite” (up 1)
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (2014, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

03. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Unpack Your Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Behind The Light (2014, 19/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Shake It Off” (down 1)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. JAMIE SCOTT, “Unbreakable” (up 1)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 13, 2020)

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: Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat purr-fectly pull off an early win, as the top of the list finds some new friends in the mix. Let’s add ’em up:

“BABY” IS BORN: A week ahead of its official impact date, the Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat collaboration “Baby, I’m Jealous” earns the Most Added title at the Top 40 format with a very solid 40 stations this week. The song should enter the top 50 by Sunday, as it continues to pick up additional add action next week.

Tying for second place on the log, Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating” and Why Don’t We‘s “Fallin'” earned another 31 stations this week. It was also a good session for Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear‘s “My Ex’s Best Friend”, landing in fourth place with 28 stations on impact.

Finishing in fifth place, Harry Styles and Julia Michaels picked up 20 stations for “Golden” and “Lie Like That”, respectively.

Next week: look for the new Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco collaboration to not feel so lonely at the top of the report.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BEBE REXHA featuring DOJA CAT, “Baby, I’m Jealous” (Warner)
2-T. DUA LIPA, “Levitating” (Warner)
2-T. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
5-T. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (Erskine/Columbia)
5-T. JULIA MICHAELS, “Lie Like This” (Republic)
7. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
8. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A., “Franchise” (Cactus Jack/Epic)
9. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
10. POP SMOKE, “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 12-13, 2020)

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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

JULIA MICHAELS – “Lie Like This” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: She’s still in the top ten with her second tune to enter the region, the JP Saxe duet “If The World Was Ending”.

MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR – “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
Album: Tickets To My Downfall (2020)
Past T40 History: Yesterday, this collaboration officially reached the top 50 at the format. Kelly is looking for his second #1 single.

Next week: are you jealous of new releases from Bebe Rexha, Jason Derulo, Joji and more? We’ll find out on Tuesday.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 11, 2020)

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. Plenty of huge releases are levitating up the chart this week, so let’s see what’s popping at the format:

“LOVE” GOES ON: Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo hold at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)”, a title that they share with BTS due to a new remix of it. The collaboration easily earned a second week at the top and it should grab a third week before its run concludes. “Savage” also ranks in the top ten at the Hot AC (#6) and Rhythmic (#10) formats.

In the top 40, Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating” leaps from 45-27 on this week’s Top 40 chart, becoming her 11th top 40 hit at the format. Up from 42-34, Travis Scott, Young Thug and M.I.A. roll in with “Franchise”. The track becomes their ninth, fourth and second top 40 entries, respectively, a week after the collaboration debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Why Don’t We lifts from 48-38 on the chart with “Fallin'”, their fifth top 40 entry to date. Finally, format newcomer Tate McRae is up from 41-39 with “You Broke Me First”, a song that is already a top ten hit in countries like Australia, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom.

The top 50 is also pretty busy this week: the Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear collaboration “My Ex’s Best Friend” grabs a spot in the region before its impact date on Tuesday, debuting at #43. The single also lands just below the top 40 at Alternative radio. Ali Gatie and Alessia Cara are new at #44 with “Welcome Back”, followed by newcomer Salem Ilese‘s “Mad At Disney” at #46. New at #47 this week, Bastille is back in the top 50 on the pop survey for the first time in a year and a half with “Survivin'”, which is also growing at two other formats: Alternative and Hot AC. Lastly, Olivia Rox‘s “Shooting Star” is in at #50.

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