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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 18-19, 2022)

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 songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

JVKE, “This Is What Falling In Love Feels Like” (AWAL/in2une)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #81 (4/17/22)
T40 Hits To Date: None

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LIZZO, “About Damn Time” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
Album: Special (2022)
Chart Position: #37 (4/17/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 6

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MUNI LONG, “Hrs And Hrs” (Supergiant/MPR Global/Def Jam)
Album: Public Displays Of Affection (2021)
Chart Position: #70 (4/17/22)
T40 Hits To Date: None (2 as Priscilla Renea)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 4-5, 2022)

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 songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DOJA CAT, “Get Into It (Yuh)” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Planet Her (2022)
Chart Position: #42 (4/3/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 10

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HARRY STYLES, “As It Was” (Erskine/Columbia)
Album: Harry’s House (2022)
Chart Position: #26 (4/3/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 7 (Solo)

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SHAWN MENDES, “When You’re Gone” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #37 (4/3/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 13

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 3, 2022)

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. Here’s the latest survey, just as it was

“WOMAN” OF THE WEEK: Earning her third #1 hit at the format from the Planet Her album, Doja Cat rises from 2-1 with “Woman”. It topped last week’s published update at the Rhythmic radio format.

Launching at #26, Harry Styles secures his seventh top 40 hit outside of One Direction with “As It Was”. It’s the first track to be released from his forthcoming album Harry’s House, due May 20. Next, The Weeknd is moving quickly with “Out Of Time”, jumping from 50-36. It does has enough time to become his 24th top 40 hit to date. Shawn Mendes is back with “When You’re Gone”, which bows at #37. It marks his 13th top 40 entry. Finally, newcomer JNR Choi rises from 43-40 with TikTok-fueled “To The Moon”. The entry samples “Talking To The Moon”, a Sam Tompkins cover of a popular Bruno Mars album cut that was never released as a single.

Originally from 2013’s Despicable Me 2 and now all over TikTok, “Just A Cloud Away” starts at #45 for Pharrell Williams. The soundtrack to that movie also contains “Happy”, which spent three weeks at #1 during the spring of 2014. Newcomer BoyWithUke also debuts with the Blackbear-assisted “IDGAF”, which bows at #50. It’s taken from the forthcoming album Serotonin Dreams, due April 15.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 29, 2022)

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 Weeknd has a timely new release for the pop panel. Let’s add ’em up:

“TIME” TO IMPACT: The Weeknd easily led this week’s adds report at the Top 40 format with “Out Of Time”, in with 62 adds on impact. It also had a solid performance at the Hot AC format, earning 21 stations in its first week and a first place finish as well.

In second place, Pharrell Williams scored 27 adds for “Just A Cloud Away”. The single originated on the soundtrack to 2013’s Despicable Me 2, but recently went viral on TikTok and continues to perform very well.

Charting singles from Eddie Benjamin, Em Beihold and Fireboy DML also 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 WEEKND, “Out Of Time” (XO/Republic)
2. PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Just A Cloud Away” (Back Lot/Columbia)
3. TYGA featuring DOJA CAT, “Freaky Deaky” (EMPIRE-Kemosabe/RCA)
4. DIPLO & MIGUEL, “Don’t Forget My Love” (Higher Ground/Mad Decent)
5. EM BEIHOLD, “Numb Little Bug” (Moon Projects/Republic)
6-T. BECKY G & KAROL G, “Mamiii” (Kemosabe/RCA)
6-T. FIREBOY DML x ED SHEERAN, “Peru” (YBNL Nation/EMPIRE/Further.)
8-T. BAKER GRACE, “Midnight Thoughts” (Independent)
8-T. JNR CHOI, “To The Moon” (Black Butter/Epic)
10. EDDIE BENJAMIN, “Weatherman” (Vol. 1/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 28-29, 2022)

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 is one prominent release impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

THE WEEKND, “Out Of Time” (XO/Republic)
Album: Dawn FM (2022)
Chart Position: #50 (3/27/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 23

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 22, 2022)

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: Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa sweeten the report once again. Let’s add ’em up:

ANOTHER PIECE OF “PIE”: After picking up a cool 140 stations on impact, “Sweetest Pie” saw another 32 stations and the Most Added title at the Top 40 format again this week. The collaboration from Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa continues its run in the top 20.

Female artists dominate the top three spots on the report, with the impacting “Mamiii” scoring 29 adds and a second-place finish for Becky G and Karol G, while newcomer Em Beihold ranks in the third place with 22 more stations for “Numb Little Bug”.

Charting singles from Eddie Benjamin, Fireboy DML and Tyga also 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. MEGAN THEE STALLION & DUA LIPA, “Sweetest Pie” (1501 Certified/300 Ent.)
2. BECKY G & KAROL G, “Mamiii” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3. EM BEIHOLD, “Numb Little Bug” (Moon Projects/Republic)
4. FIREBOY DML x ED SHEERAN, “Peru” (YBNL Nation/EMPIRE/Further.)
5-T. EDDIE BENJAMIN, “Weatherman” (Vol. 1/Epic)
5-T. TYGA featuring DOJA CAT, “Freaky Deaky” (EMPIRE-Kemosabe/RCA)
7-T. CHARLOTTE SANDS, “Dress” (PIVTL Projects/Lakeside)
7-T. DOVE CAMERON, “Boyfriend” (Disruptor/Columbia)
9. DIPLO & MIGUEL, “Don’t Forget My Love” (Higher Ground/Mad Decent)
10. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Complete Mess” (BMG)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 20, 2022)

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. Don’t lose sight of these emerging records…

X-TRA TIME: Five weeks ago, Lil Nas X led the Top 40 radio chart with “That’s What I Want”, his third consecutive #1 hit from the album Montero. Now, it returns to the top for a second nonconsecutive week. All three cuts have now spent a combined total of five weeks at the top spot since July of last year.

In the top 40, “Don’t Forget My Love” jumps from 43-37 for Diplo and Miguel, taken from the former’s self-titled release. It’s the ninth solo credit for Diplo in the top 40, while Miguel earns his sixth entry into the region. Mimi Webb heats up from 42-38 with “House On Fire”, the second top 40 entry for the singer in under a year. It recently reached the top ten in both the U.K. and Ireland. Iann Dior climbs from 44-39 with “Let You”, also marking his second top 40 hit at the format. Lastly, Jena Rose lifts from 41-40 with “Checkmate”, her first top 40 song.

From HBO’s Euphoria, “I’m Tired” is in at #41 on the chart, as Labrinth and Zendaya enter with their first collaboration together. The duo Lawrence debuts at #44 with “Don’t Lose Sight”, which was recently heard in a Microsoft commercial. Ylona Garcia entertains the format at #46 with “Entertain Me”, while Yung Bleu and Kehlani decorate with #48 spot with “Beautiful Lies”, a recent #1 single on the Rhythmic radio chart.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 13, 2022)

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 chart may be the sweetest of the month…

YOU’VE GOT GAYLE: 17-year-old GAYLE spends a third (and likely final) week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Abcdefu”. The single is headed for the top of the Hot AC chart, advancing from 5-3 this week.

The latest baked treat served hot and fresh on the chart is “Sweetest Pie”, a collaboration from Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa at #33. It’s their seventh and 17th top 40 hits at the format, respectively. Em Beihold rises from 41-36 with her viral hit “Numb Little Bug”, her first top 40 hit ever. Lastly, Tyga and Doja Cat jump from 47-40 with “Freaky Deaky”. Not so freaky: it’s the tenth top 40 single for both artists.

A couple of buzzing collaborations lead some entries in the top 50 this week: newcomer Omah Lay and chart regular Justin Bieber land at #46 with “Attention”, while Latin stars Becky G and Karol G start at #47 with “Mamiii”. The forecast also looks solid for Eddie Benjamin and “Weatherman”, which becomes his first chart entry at #49.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 6, 2022)

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 chart isn’t a complete mess, but one new entry is…

ABCDEF-TWO: 17-year-old GAYLE scores a second week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Abcdefu”, the first hit from A Study Of The Human Experience (Volume One), an EP due on March 18. It also ranks at #5 on this week’s Hot AC chart and #14 at the Alternative format.

Three songs charge into the top 40 this week: leading the pack, Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran enter at #35 with “Bam Bam”, the second top 40 single from her forthcoming Familia album. The collaboration marks the 16th top 40 entry for Cabello as a solo artist and the 26th for Sheeran, who has three titles on the chart. Next, 5 Seconds Of Summer returns to the top 40 for the first time in two years with “Complete Mess”, new at #37. It’s the group’s 12th top 40 song to date, which isn’t messy whatsoever. Finally, Kygo and DNCE have all the right moves with “Dancing Feet”, which spins and sways from 49-38. It’s their eighth and sixth top 40 entries, respectively.

Aiming for her second top 40 entry, singer Mimi Webb lands at #46 with “House On Fire”, a recent top ten hit in the U.K. and Ireland. New at #47, “Freaky Deaky” teams Tyga and Doja Cat, a collaboration which also makes the top 40 at the Rhythmic radio format. Finally, after a major resurgence on TikTok, “Lost” debuts at #49 for Frank Ocean. The popular cut can originally be found on 2012’s channel ORANGE.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 1, 2022)

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: Kygo and DNCE get the Top 40 radio panel dancing and reporting. Let’s add ’em up:

“FEET” DON’T FAIL ME NOW: It was a more moderate start for the new collaboration from Kygo and DNCE, which led the adds report at the Top 40 format this week. “Dancing Feet” waltzed in with 59 stations on impact, well ahead of the tracks tied for the runner-up spot. It also tied for the Most Added title at the Hot AC format yesterday, scoring another 18 adds there. “Dancing” edged in at #49 on the pop chart last weekend and is currently seeing a nice climb for the next published update.

Watch out for emerging releases from Diplo & Miguel (18 adds) and Mimi Webb (17 adds), which are also beginning to see some action.

Charting singles from Avril Lavigne, Dove Cameron and Em Beihold also 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. KYGO featuring DNCE, “Dancing Feet” (RCA)
2-T. CAST OF “ENCANTO”, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (Walt Disney/Hollywood)
2-T. TATE MCRAE, “She’s All I Wanna Be” (RCA)
4. IMAGINE DRAGONS x JID, “Enemy” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
5-T. DIPLO & MIGUEL, “Don’t Forget My Love” (Higher Ground/Mad Decent)
5-T. DOVE CAMERON, “Boyfriend” (Disruptor/Columbia)
7. MIMI WEBB, “House On Fire” (Epic)
8. AVRIL LAVIGNE featuring BLACKBEAR, “Love It When You Hate Me” (DTA/EMG)
9. EM BEIHOLD, “Numb Little Bug” (Moon Projects/Republic)
10. TIESTO & AVA MAX, “The Motto” (Atlantic)

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