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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 26, 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. Just ahead of the Grammy Awards, we have some new winners on the airwaves. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

ANOTHER FINE POST: With a difference of only nine spins between #1 and #2 this week, Post Malone‘s enduring hit “Circles” returns to the top of the Top 40 chart for a sixth nonconsecutive week. The smash also holds at #4 on the Hot AC chart. Will it score a seventh week at #1 in time for the Super Bowl? Better yet, will it ever leave the chart? We may never know. Actually, we will, but it will have to wait until next Sunday.

Four new songs enter the top 40 at the format this week, three by performers who are new to the chart. The group Brockhampton is one, up from 41-35 with “Sugar”. Roddy Ricch leaps from 49-38 with a cut that’s also flying through the top 20 on the Rhythmic and Urban charts, “The Box”. It continues to hold at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Regard‘s “Ride It” also lifts from 47-39 on the pop radio chart, while Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke earns her third solo top 40 entry with “No Good”, rising from 45-40.

Additionally, there are four new entries in the top 50 this week, along with a single re-entry that’s been outside the region for almost five months. Newcomer Chelsea Cutler starts things off at #43 with “Sad Tonight”, which impacted at the format last Tuesday. It’s also a good week for Selena Gomez, who enters at #44 with the title track from her recent album Rare. After last appearing at #45 on the chart dated September 1, Maren Morris is on the rebound with “The Bones”, stepping back in at #47. The track is currently in the top ten on the Country and Hot AC radio lists. Grammy nominee Lizzo‘s “Cuz I Love You” debuts at #49, while the Mustard and Roddy Ricch collaboration “Ballin'” sneaks in at #50 to close out this week’s activities. The latter hit went to #1 on the Rhythmic and Urban charts earlier this month.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 23, 2011

“Sweet” chart tunes from 2011.

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 January 23, 2011…

Debuts:
39. TAKE THAT, “Kidz”
37. JESSIE J, “Price Tag”

Biggest Mover(s):
P!NK, “F**kin’ Perfect” (up 25-14, eleven spots)

10. BRUNO MARS, “Grenade” (up 1)
Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010, Atlantic/Elektra Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

09. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (up 1)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

08. TAKE THAT, “The Flood” (steady, second week)
Album: Progress (2010, Polydor Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (down 1)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. TRAIN, “Marry Me” (up 1)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. LEE DEWYZE, “Sweet Serendipity” (steady, second week)
Album: Live It Up (2010, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep” (steady, second week)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World” (steady, second week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Records Nashville)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. P!NK, “Raise Your Glass” (steady, seventh week)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “Firework” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 21, 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: the Jonas Brothers gotta ‘nother hit, but who else in the mix? Let’s add ’em up:

“MAN” OF THE HOUR: With 164 adds on impact, “What A Man Gotta Do” by the Jonas Brothers dominated the Top 40 report, easily securing the top spot. On the Hot AC report, it picked up another 55 adds, where it also started in first place. With a nice top 30 debut on both charts by last Sunday’s published update, the song won’t waste any time flying up through the coming weeks. It’s expected to lead a forthcoming studio album by the siblings, which is due sometime later this year.

Labelmate Chelsea Cutler also managed a solid first week with “Sad Tonight”, landing in third place with 39 stations. Her album How To Be Human was released last Friday. It’s her first single to officially impact at the Top 40 format, though she did score a bit of Triple A airplay last year for the Jeremy Zucker collaboration “You Were Good To Me”, which failed to chart.

Charting songs from Alicia Keys, Halsey and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

Next week, Lizzo‘s “Cuz I Love You” is likely to see a lot of love at the Top 40 format. Will Noah Cyrus‘s “July” share it?

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JONAS BROTHERS, “What A Man Gotta Do” (Republic)
2. HALSEY, “You Should Be Sad” (Capitol)
3. CHELSEA CUTLER, “Sad Tonight” (Republic)
4-T CAMILA CABELLO featuring DABABY, “My Oh My” (Syco/Epic)
4-T. THE WEEKND, “Blinding Lights” (XO/Republic)
6. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
7-T. ALICIA KEYS, “Underdog” (RCA)
7-T. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
7-T. BROCKHAMPTON, “Sugar” (Question Everything/RCA)
7-T. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 19, 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. Whether you’re a loser, lover or somewhere in-between, we’ve got you covered with plenty of pop stats. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

COME AND GET YOUR “LOVE”: Earning her fifth #1 single at the Top 40 format and first since 2016, Selena Gomez rises up a notch with “Lose You To Love Me”. It also reaches the top ten on this week’s Hot AC chart, moving from 11-10. This single appears on her recent album Rare, with the title track from the set edging closer to the top 50 here after strong unsolicited airplay.

There are three acts with at least one #1 song to their credit entering the top 40 this week: Halsey with “You Should Be Sad”, which rises from 45-23, the Jonas Brothers with “What A Man Gotta Do”, starting at #29 and Lewis Capaldi with “Before You Go”, up from 41-33. It’s the 13th top 40 hit for Halsey, the 11th for the siblings and the second for Capaldi. “You” is the latest single from her album Manic, which debuted on Friday and is expected to launch in the top three on the Billboard 200 survey. “What” is likely to be the lead single from the trio’s sixth studio album, due sometime later this year. “Before” is taken from an expanded edition of the set Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which became available last November.

The international single “Ride It” by Regard, a DJ who flipped an old Jay Sean song into a viral dance record, breaks the top 50 at #47 this week. Newcomer Roddy Rich raps his way towards more riches with this week’s #49 debut, “The Box”. The song, which is also blasting up the Rhythmic and Urban charts, recently topped the Billboard Hot 100 list. Lastly, Post Malone is in at #50 with a recent #1 tune on the Rhythmic chart, the DaBaby-assisted “Enemies”, taken from the album Hollywood’s Bleeding.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 17, 2010

“Need” those Country crossovers…

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 17, 2010…

Debuts:
40. BON JOVI, “Superman Tonight”
39. MELISSA ETHERIDGE, “Fearless Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
OWL CITY, “Vanilla Twilight” (39-32, seven spots)

10. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Fifteen” (up 4)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #9

08. MUSE, “Uprising” (steady, second week)
Album: The Resistance (2009, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (up 5)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (steady, second week)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

05. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates” (down 1)
Album: The Fall (2009, Blue Note Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (down 2)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

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

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (up 4)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 14, 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: Alicia Keys and Halsey have the key records finishing in the top two. At the end of the day, it was a close one. Did the underdog succeed? Let’s add ’em up:

YOU SHOULD BE AT THE TOP: After a very tight battle for the top of the report this week, Keys’s “Underdog” narrowly edged out Halsey’s “You Should Be Sad” as the Most Added song at the Top 40 format. The former checked in with 119 stations, while the latter came in with 111. Keys, who will be hosting the Grammy Awards at the end of the month, recently scored her first chart entry at the format in seven years. Halsey, whose Manic album streets this Friday, recently peaked at #8 here with “Graveyard”.

International hit “Ride It” by DJ/producer Regard makes its first trip into the top ten this week, securing 11 adds and eighth place on the leaderboard. The song has been moving towards the top 50 for a few weeks now; we’ll see if this boost gets it in there.

Charting songs from Lewis Capaldi and Trevor Daniel are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

What a man gotta do to get the Most Added song at the format? The Jonas Brothers will let us in on the answer next Tuesday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. ALICIA KEYS, “Underdog” (RCA)
2. HALSEY, “You Should Be Sad” (Capitol)
3. CAMILA CABELLO featuring DABABY, “My Oh My” (Syco/Epic)
4. THE WEEKND, “Blinding Lights” (XO/Republic)
5. TREVOR DANIEL, “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
6-T. ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B, “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
6-T. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Before You Go” (Capitol)
8. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)
9-T. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
9-T. DOJA CAT, “Juicy” (Kemosabe/RCA)
9-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Yummy” (Def Jam)
9-T. ZEDD & KEHLANI, “Good Thing” (Interscope)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 12, 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. The underdogs are starting off the new year on a good note… at least, that’s what pop programmers tell us at this point. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“CIRCLES” SHAPES THE LIST: With airplay at the Top 40 format returning to normal after the usual year-end spikes and dips from special programming, the massive track atop the chart remains the same: Post Malone‘s “Circles” leads the pop list for a fifth nonconsecutive week. Can Selena Gomez‘s “Lose You To Love Me” (up 3-2) find the strength to finally reach the top next Sunday? Stay tuned.

Trevor Daniel earns his first top 40 hit at the format with “Falling”, up from 42-37. Alicia Keys also returns with her 13th top 40 hit and first in seven years, “Underdog”, which bows at #40 after some hourly airplay on Thursday. It heads for adds on Tuesday.

Labelmates Lewis Capaldi and Halsey are new to the top 50 with their respective songs, “Before You Go” at #41 and “You Should Be Sad” at #45. The latter title impacts at the format on Tuesday. Ally Brooke also reaches the top 50 with “No Good”, sliding in at #50. She’s hoping to earn her third solo top 40 entry outside of Fifth Harmony in the coming weeks.

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