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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 23, 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: Taylor Swift opens her bottle of bops for a refreshing record at the top. Let’s add ’em up:

A “MESSAGE” TO THE FORMAT: In addition to the 56 adds she earned last week, Taylor Swift managed another 31 stations at the Top 40 format this week for “Message In A Bottle”, the current radio single from the #1 album Red (Taylor’s Version). The tune flew from 46-39 on the chart last weekend. Swift also topped the adds report at Hot AC radio yesterday with 34 new stations there. Her song currently sits in the top 30 at that format, jumping from 41-26 last weekend.

Newcomer and former American Idol alum Benson Boone was just behind Swift with 28 adds on impact for “Ghost Town”. The viral song from TikTok will soon become his first top 40 hit. Boone was tied for second place at Hot AC radio yesterday with a dozen new stations.

Charting singles from ACRAZE, Pitbull and Silk Sonic returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

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

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Message In A Bottle” (Republic)
2. BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
3. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
4. SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
5-T. PITBULL featuring ANTHONY WATTS & DJWS, “I Feel Good” (Mr. 305)
5-T. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
7-T. ADELE, “Oh My God” (Melted Stone/Columbia)
7-T. ALYA, “Pleasure Is Mine” (Ind.)
9. 88RISING & BIBI, “The Weekend” (88rising/12Tone)
10-T. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
10-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
10-T. LISA, “Money” (YG Ent./Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 15-16, 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’s a top title impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: In August 2006, the original “Do It To It” became the highest-ranking song for Cherish, hitting #6 on the pop chart.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 14, 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 top titles that keep the music industry afloat, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

BABY’S FIRST WEEK: After sitting it out at #2 for the past four weeks, “Industry Baby” becomes the new #1 song at the Top 40 format. It marks the second chart-topper this year for Lil Nas X and the first for Jack Harlow. The Columbia label now claims the top three spots on the chart: The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber drop from 1-2 with “Stay” after ten weeks at the summit, while Adele‘s “Easy On Me” blasts from 8-3.

Format newcomer Oliver Tree branches out and soars from 44-36 with “Life Goes On”. It’s his first hit to rank on the Top 40 chart, but he’s already seen some action for a couple of past releases on the Alternative chart. Up from 42-38, “Faking Love” pairs Anitta and Saweetie for their second and fifth top 40 hits at the format, respectively. Finally, Imagine Dragons return to the Top 40 chart with “Follow You”, rising from 43-40. It’s their 11th entry to date and first since the spring of 2019.

The only new tune in the top 50 is one that earned most of its airplay on Friday: “Message In A Bottle”, entering at #46 for Taylor Swift. It’s included on Red (Taylor’s Version), a re-recorded release of her 2012 album, which will debut atop the Billboard 200 chart later this month.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 12, 2017

A chart flashback for lovers.

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 November 12, 2017…

Debuts:
39. BASTILLE, “World Gone Mad”
38. SHEPPARD, “Coming Home”
37. ANDY GRAMMER, “Smoke Clears”
36. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “I Miss You”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE SCRIPT, “Arms Open” (34-22, twelve spots)

10. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Miles” (down 1)
Album: Collateral (2018, Interscope Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. NOAH KAHAN, “Hurt Somebody” (up 2)
EP: Hurt Somebody (2018, Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

08. U2, “You’re The Best Thing About Me” (up 2)
Album: Songs Of Experience (2017, Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

07. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do” (steady, third week)
Album: Red Pill Blues (2017, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6

06. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (steady, second week)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot” (steady, second week)
Album: What If Nothing (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. P!NK, “What About Us” (steady, second week)
Album: Beautiful Trauma (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect” (steady, second week)
Album: ÷ (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2

02. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Meaning Of Life (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (steady, second week)
Album: Dua Lipa (2017, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for two 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 (October 31, 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 thriller of a Halloween hit parade, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

STAYING SPOOKY: This Halloween, The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber spend a ninth frightful yet fun week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Stay”. It remains the longest-running #1 hit at the format for 2021. Will it creep into double digits for a tenth big week at the top? Stay tuned for next weekend’s update.

“Better Days”, the recent viral collaboration from NEIKED, Mae Muller and Polo G, enters way up at #28 this week. It marks the first top 40 hit at the format for NEIKED and Muller and the second for Polo G, who scored his first entry this past summer with “Rapstar”. Up 41-37, Jesy Nelson is in with her Nicki Minaj-assisted “Boyz”. It’s the first solo top 40 single for the former Little Mix member and the 40th for Minaj. Meanwhile, “Moth To A Flame” bows at #40 for Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd. The song is their fourth and 21st top 40 entries, respectively, and becomes the second charting title from the trio’s upcoming album Paradise Again.

In the top 50, Oliver Tree plants his roots at #48 with “Life Goes On”, another recent song to break on TikTok. He has previously charted at the Alternative radio format, but never on the Top 40 survey.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 26, 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: a TikTok-fueled single from NEIKED, Mae Muller and Polo G has some big days to come at the format. Let’s add ’em up:

“BETTER” TOGETHER: After a recent viral run on TikTok, the Top 40 format is appreciating some “Better Days” ahead due to NEIKED, Mae Muller and Polo G, whose collaboration took the top spot on the adds report with 87 stations on impact. The track is expected to have a fairly high debut in the top 40 by the weekend, which will be the first charting hit for both NEIKED and Muller here. It also comes five years after NEIKED last impacted at the Top 40 format with the Dyo-assisted “Sexual”, which did not chart.

In second place, the current collaboration from Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd also finished well for its impact date. “Moth To A Flame” fluttered with 54 stations this week. It should also see a good ascent by the weekend, as the group prepares for their second top 40 entry from an upcoming album titled Paradise Again.

Charting singles from CKay, GIVĒON and The Anxiety 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. NEIKED, MAE MULLER & POLO G, “Better Days” (Capitol)
2. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
3. PITBULL featuring ANTHONY WATTS & DJWS, “I Feel Good” (Mr. 305)
4. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
5. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
6. OLIVER TREE, “Life Goes On” (Atlantic)
7. BBNO$ featuring RICH BRIAN, “Edamame” (Mtheory/Further.)
8. ANITTA featuring SAWEETIE, “Faking Love” (Warner)
9-T. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
9-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
9-T. TREVOR DANIEL, “Alone” (Alamo/RCA)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 24, 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 top songs and performers, both old and Yung, let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

KID PLUS 8: “Stay” earns an eighth week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart, as The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber continue their run with the longest-running #1 song of 2021 at the Top 40 format. It also remains atop the Hot AC radio chart, now in its third week there.

We’ve seen a pair of top 40 hits from Elton John (1981) and Emblem3 (2013) about a girl named “Chloe” and now the performer who bills herself simply as Chlöe enters the top 40 for the first time. “Have Mercy” moves from 41-39 this week, as the tune continues to approach the top ten on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts. Meanwhile, Trevor Daniel jumps from 42-40 with his third top 40 song thus far, “Alone”. It interpolates “Better Off Alone”, the only chart hit at the format for Alice Deejay, which spent four weeks at #19 in the spring and summer of 2000.

In the top 50, Anitta and Sweetie lead four new entries in the region with “Faking Love”, which starts at #47. One spot lower, Charli XCX is in with “Good Ones” at #48. Her new release also appears in the top 50 on the Hot AC chart this week at #47, but with a significantly lower spin total. Imagine Dragons re-enter at #49 with “Follow You”, a former #1 hit on the Alternative radio chart from earlier this year. On the Top 40 chart, the track peaked at #47 in the late spring and hasn’t ranked in the top 50 since June. Lastly, at #50, Yung Bleu starts with the Chris Brown and 2 Chainz-assisted “Baddest”, a current top five hit on the Rhythmic and Urban charts.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 19, 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 easiest winner of the year is, of course, Adele. Let’s add ’em up:

“EASY” DOES IT: As expected, it was a huge week for Adele at the Top 40 format with “Easy On Me”. It’s now the eighth title in the plays-per-week era to clear the entire panel in one week, scoring all 179 adds on impact. In fact, across the United States and Canada, the track got 528 adds in total when combining all formats. The lead single from 30 debuted at #22 on the Top 40 chart last weekend.

In second place, Anitta picked up 36 adds for the Saweetie-assisted “Faking Love”. The collaboration also performed well at the Rhythmic format, landing in the same runner-up position with another 33 stations there. The single marks the follow-up to “Girl From Rio”, which got as high as #22 the pop chart for Anitta this past July.

Rounding out the top three, Imagine Dragons finished in third place with “Follow You”. It impacted and earned 25 new stations, bringing its historic total to 42. The song spent five nonconsecutive weeks at #1 at the Alternative format between April and July.

Charting singles from Coldplay, Jesy Nelson and The Anxiety 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. ADELE, “Easy On Me” (Columbia)
2. ANITTA featuring SAWEETIE, “Faking Love” (Warner)
3. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Follow You” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
4. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
5. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
6. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
7. BBNO$ featuring RICH BRIAN, “Edamame” (Mtheory/Further.)
8. JESY NELSON featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Boyz” (Republic)
9. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
10-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
10-T. NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 17, 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. We have some easy selections for singles and stats, so let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

KID ‘N PLAYS: Hovering above 19,600 plays once again this week, “Stay” spends a seventh week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart. The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber now have the longest-running #1 song of 2021 at the pop format and that run will likely extend another week or two.

Superstar Adele soars onto the chart way up at #22 with “Easy On Me”, the lead single from her forthcoming album 30. It’s her tenth top 40 entry to date and simultaneously reaches the top 40 at four additional formats: AC, Hot AC, R&B (formerly Urban AC) and Triple A. Up from 42-31, GIVĒON scores his third top 40 song at the pop format with “For Tonight”. Moving from 41-37, “Hurricane” is the 23rd top 40 hit for Kanye West, the 20th for The Weeknd and the second for Lil Baby. The track can be found on West’s recent #1 album Donda. Finally, at #38, Kacey Musgraves achieves her first top 40 song on the Top 40 airwaves with “Justified”, which moves up from #43 last week.

Nigerian newcomer CKay debuts at #45 with his viral hit “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)”, which is being fueled by a popular dance challenge on TikTok. Former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson comes in at #46 with the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Boyz”, which just earned a top five entry on the national survey in the United Kingdom. Next, TWICE feels their way into the #47 spot with “The Feels”, while “Chosen” is the Top 40 format’s choice at #48 for Blxst, Ty Dolla $ign and Tyga, a current top ten single on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 12, 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 Top 40 format gets anxious, as The Anxiety continues to perform. Let’s add ’em up:

SEE “SPOT” RUN: The format continues to embrace the first top 40 single for The Anxiety, the duo of Willow and Tyler Cole, who take the top spot on the adds report with “Meet Me At Our Spot”. With 33 new adds this week, it finished only one station ahead of the impacting “Boyz”, a new collaboration from Jesy Nelson (formerly of Little Mix) and Nicki Minaj.

The only other impacting song of note is “Chosen”, which tied for fourth place this week with 22 adds. It’s the first time in the top five on the adds report here for Blxst, though his collaborators Tyga and Ty Dolla $ign have ranked high in the past.

Charting singles from Lil Nas X, Nessa Barrett and Trevor Daniel 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. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
2. JESY NELSON featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Boyz” (Republic)
3. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
4-T. BLXST & TYGA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Chosen” (Red Bull/Evgle/in2une)
4-T. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
6. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
7. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Columbia)
8. LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
9. TREVOR DANIEL, “Alone” (Alamo/RCA)
10. NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)

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