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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 13, 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. Everyone is A-O-K to check out this week’s update, so here’s a look at what’s popping at the format:

LIPA LEVITATES: We have a tie! Two songs were logged at 17,513 spins by the final update, but Dua Lipa narrowly advanced from 2-1 on the chart with “Levitating”, flying ahead of Justin Bieber and his Daniel Caesar and GIVĒON-assisted “Peaches”. This is the fourth song to reach the summit for Lipa, three of which have come from her Future Nostalgia era.

TikTok star Bella Poarch has this week’s top new entry in the top 40 with “Build A Bitch”, which soars from 41-32. It’s her first song to land on the chart. With their respective fourth top 40 singles, Cheat Codes and Tinashe lean into the region with “Lean On Me”, up from 42-36. We also have the first chart song from Mooski, who recently led the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts with “Track Star”. This week, it jumps from 44-40 on the list.

Tai Verdes ranks with his first chart entry at #45 and that’s certainly “A-O-K” with him. It’s also on the move at the Alternative radio format this week, where it reaches the top 40. Calvin Harris and Tom Grennan debut at #47 with “By Your Side”, a collaboration that just hit the top 20 in the United Kingdom. Billie Eilish is also new to the survey at #48 with “Lost Cause”, a recent track from her forthcoming Happier Than Ever album.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 6, 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. If you believe in a higher power or the power of magic, then it just so happens to a great week to check out the musical and mystical adventure of the pop format and these top titles:

PICKING UP THE PEACHES: Justin Bieber spends a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with Daniel Caesar and GIVĒON-assisted “Peaches”, as Dua Lipa is back on the move with “Levitating”, lifting from 4-2. Will it ascend to the top next week? Stay tuned.

The only new entry in the top 40 comes from Coldplay, whose “Higher Power” rises from 42-39. The current top ten song on the Alternative chart is their 13th top 40 hit at the pop format since first ranking here in 2001.

Three titles enter the top 50 this week. Leading the way, Tomorrow x Together works their musical “Magic” and completes a chart trick at #47. New at #49, P!nk is in with “All I Know So Far”, the title cut from the soundtrack to her new Amazon documentary. Finishing things off at #50, “First Time” sneaks into the region for Illenium and Iann Dior.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 6, 2021

“Wanna” be on top?

DEBUTS
40. Dua Lipa – Love Again
39. John Mayer – Last Train Home | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Bella Poarch – Build A Bitch (36)
30. Ben Rector featuring Steve Winwood – Range Rover (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
29. Anne-Marie & Niall Horan – Our Song (34)
18. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt (26)
14. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (20)
09. Ben Platt – Imagine (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (11) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
09. Ben Platt – Imagine (15) | PEAK: #09
08. Mimi Webb – Good Without (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Olivia Rodrigo – Déjà Vu (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Maroon 5 – Beautiful Mistakes (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – We’re Good (03) | PEAK: #02
04. Imagine Dragons – Follow You (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Coldplay – Higher Power (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wrabel – Nothing But The Love (4)
2. Saint Motel – It’s All Happening (3)
3. Tai Verdes – A-O-K (6)
4. Taylor Swift – Mr. Perfectly Fine (1)
5. Marshmello x Jonas Brothers – Leave Before You Love Me (5)
6. Years & Years – Starstruck (2)
7. Dayglow – Medicine (9)
8. Holly Humberstone – The Walls Are Way Too Thin (7)
9. Sigrid – Mirror (8)
10. Olivia Rodrigo – Brutal (10)

In The Mix:
Allison Ponthier – Harshest Critic
Billie Eilish – Lost Cause (new)
Calvin Harris featuring Tom Grennan – By Your Side (new)
Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix – Heartbreak Anthem
Garbage – Wolves
Jonas Blue & LÉON – Hear Me Say
Joy Oladokun & Maren Morris – Bigger Man
Lukas Graham – Happy For You
Matt Maltese – As The World Caves In (new)
Rozzi – I Can’t Go To The Party
Tomorrow x Together – Magic (new)

Chart Notes:

  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” holds atop my personal chart for a third week, as Elle King and Miranda Lambert face some new competition from Coldplay, who advance from 5-2 with “Higher Power”. We’ll see what happens with both titles in the coming weeks. After debuting on last week’s chart at #39, Ben Rector leaps to #30 with the Steve Winwood-assisted “Range Rover”, which makes it the Biggest Mover of the week. Two new entries rank towards the bottom of this week’s countdown, led by John Mayer at #39 with “Last Train Home”. It’s the fourth top 40 entry from his upcoming album Sob Rock: the first was 2018’s “New Light”, which peaked at #2 that summer. Meanwhile, Dua Lipa extends her Future Nostalgia era with “Love Again”, debuting at #40. A total of five songs from the album have gone to #1 on my chart since last year and a sixth song from a reissue of the set recently peaked at #2.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 4, 2017

This chart’s on the money.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 4, 2017…

Debuts:
40. ARCADE FIRE, “Everything Now”

39. LORDE, “Perfect Places”
38. MONDO COZMO, “Automatic”

Biggest Mover(s):
CHORD OVERSTREET, “Hold On” (39-29, ten spots)

10. LORDE, “Green Light” (down 3)
Album: Melodrama (2017, Lava/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. DNCE, “Kissing Strangers” (steady, second week)
Album: (single only) (2017, Republic Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. JAMES TW, “Ex” (down 2)
Album: (single only) (2017, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. PARAMORE, “Hard Times” (up 4)
Album: After Laughter (2017, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4

06. NIALL HORAN, “Slow Hands” (up 6)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

05. NEW POLITICS, “One Of Us” (steady, second week)
Album: Lost In Translation (2017, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. SCOTT HELMAN, “Kinda Complicated” (steady, second week)
Album: Hôtel De Ville (2017, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. SHAWN MENDES, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (steady, second week)
Album: Illuminate (Deluxe) (2017, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. HARRY STYLES, “Sign Of The Times” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Harry Styles (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. BLEACHERS, “Don’t Take The Money” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Gone Now (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five 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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 23, 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 butter-flavored bounce up the pop radio chart, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

LIFE’S A PEACH: Justin Bieber scores a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with Daniel Caesar and GIVĒON-assisted “Peaches”. The collaboration also remains atop the chart at the Rhythmic format for a second week.

Five new singles reach the top 40 this week, with the latest single from BTS leading the way with a high debut at #27. “Butter” is their eighth top 40 hit at the format, six of which were credited for their full run and the seventh coming last year when “Savage Love” hit the top spot for Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo in a remixed form. With a likely #1 album coming in Sour next week, Olivia Rodrigo leaps into the top 40 at #36 with “Good 4 U”, her third chart hit from the set. Newcomers Mimi Webb and Sara Kays lift into their top 40 with their first hits to date, respectively: the former’s “Good Without” is up from 44-38, while the latter’s “Remember That Night?” rises from 41-39. Finally, up 45-40 this week, NF returns with his fifth top 40 hit at the format in “Just Like You”.

In the top 50, we have another three entries: at #42, Majid Jordan swims onto the pop list with “Waves Of Blue”. At #45, it’s Marshmello and the Jonas Brothers with “Leave Before You Love Me”, which impacts at both the Hot AC and Top 40 formats this week. Finally, at #49 on the list, Cheat Codes and Tinashe are in with “Lean On Me”, which is unrelated to the song of the same title that became a major hit for Bill Withers in 1972 and Club Nouveau in 1987.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 16, 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 all the important juicy fruit facts and chart champs, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

POP GOES THE PEACHES: Justin Bieber climbs a notch to the top of the pop radio chart with Daniel Caesar and GIVĒON-assisted “Peaches”. This is his second #1 song of 2021: he previously led the list for a week in February with the Benny Blanco-assisted “Lonely”.

The international dance hit “Friday” moves up from 42-38 on the chart for four artists that are all scoring their first top 40 entry here: Riton and Nightcrawlers, both DJ acts, as well as featured artists and social media personalities Mufasa and Hypeman. A notch lower, there is one other newcomer checking into the top 40 this week: Brazilian star Anitta, who blasts onto the list at #39 with “Girl From Rio”.

Newcomer Mimi Webb leads a pack of top 50 entries with “Good Without”, which comes in at #44. It recently entered the top 20 nationally in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Just behind her, NF lands at #45 with “Just Like You”, the second top 50 entry from the mixtape Clouds at the format. (The title track spent a week at #50 in late March.) Coldplay is hoping to earn their first top 40 single since 2017 with “Higher Power”, which bows at #47. Finally, at #49, Major Lazer is back on the chart with the Sia and Labrinth-assisted “Titans”.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 9, 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. This week’s survey is full of rap stars and pop stars aplenty, so here’s what’s moving at the format this week:

STILL SAVING THE CHART: “Save Your Tears” spends a third week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart, as The Weeknd‘s big hit lifts from 2-1 on the Hot AC chart. This will likely be its last week at the summit here on the pop list, as Justin Bieber is salivating for a sweet jump to the top with this week’s #2 song, the Daniel Caesar and GIVĒON-assisted “Peaches”.

Hong Kong’s Jackson Wang is up from 41-39 on the Top 40 radio chart with “LMLY (Leave Me Loving You)”, giving Wang his third top 40 song at the format. Meanwhile, Los Angeles-based songwriter Annika Wells earns her first top 40 hit as an artist with “Sucks Being Sober”, leaping from 45-40.

In the top 50, Polo G debuts at #45 with “Rapstar”, which recently starred at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Starting at #48, “I Did It” marks a giant collaboration for DJ Khaled with Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby and DaBaby. You can find it on the recent album Khaled Khaled, which just landed at the top of the Billboard 200 list.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 4, 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: superstar Billie Eilish is happier than ever at the top of the adds report. Let’s add ’em up:

A “POWER” GRAB: Taken from her upcoming album Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish easily grabs the top spot on the adds report at Top 40 radio with “Your Power”, picking up 141 commitments in its first week. Unsurprisingly, the track also led this week’s report at Alternative radio, earning 48 adds there.

The numbers drop off significantly from there, with several new or emerging collaborations taking up the rest of the top four.

Charting singles from AJR, Kali Uchis and Lil Nas X 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 (ELEVEN)
1. BILLIE EILISH, “Your Power” (Darkroom/Interscope)
2. REGARD, TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE, “You” (Ministry Of Sound/Epic)
3. RITON x NIGHTCRAWLERS featuring MUFASA & HYPEMAN, “Friday” (RCA)
4. MAJOR LAZER featuring SIA & LABRINTH, “Titans” (Mad Decent)
5. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
6. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
7. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
8. DJ KHALED featuring POST MALONE, MEGAN THEE STALLION, LIL BABY & DABABY, “I Did It” (We The Best/Roc Nation/Epic)
8-T. POLO G, “Rapstar” (Columbia)
10-T. AJR, “Way Less Sad” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
10-T. ANITTA, “Girl From Rio” (Warner)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 25, 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. This week’s survey is all about saving, so for the top records to the rescue, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

HAPPY “TEARS”: With a little help from a newly-released remix featuring Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd climbs a notch to #1 on the Top 40 radio chart. It’s his second chart-topper at the format from the album After Hours and his fourth overall.

Demi Lovato and Grande take the top new entry in the top 40 with “Met Him Last Night”, climbing from 44-38. It’s their 19th and 26th top 40 hits, respectively. Meanwhile, after two near-misses in the last five years, Sofia Carson finally scores her first top 40 hit on the pop chart with “Fool’s Gold”, advancing from 46-40.

Just missing the top 40 at #41, “You” crashes onto the chart, as Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae look to maintain their quick ascent through the spring. Jackson Wang is new to the survey with “LMLY” (short for “Leave Me Loving You”), which is off to a lovely start at #47 this week. One more collaboration reaches the top 50: “La Di Die”, performed by TikTok stars Nessa Barrett and Jxdn, at #48. Finally, the debut song at #50 this week recently topped the Alternative chart: “Follow You”, the latest from Imagine Dragons.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 20, 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: Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae have a great collaboration that you can view at the top of the list. Let’s add ’em up:

REGARDING THE REPORT: With a cool 43 adds on impact, Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae took the Most Added track at the Top 40 format this week with “You”. The collaboration follows McRae’s climb to the top of the pop chart last weekend with “You Broke Me First” in its 28th week in the top 40. Look for “You” to rank somewhere in the top 50 by this coming weekend. The single should also do fairly well at the Dance format, where it also takes the Most Added title this week.

Charting singles from Duncan Laurence, Justin Bieber and Kali Uchis 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. REGARD, TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE, “You” (Ministry Of Sound/Epic)
2. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
3. DOJA CAT featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
5. AJ MITCHELL, “Stop” (Epic)
6. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
7. DUNCAN LAURENCE, “Arcade” (Capitol)
8-T. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
8-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
10. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)

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