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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 10, 2019)

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: Harry Styles is adored by his many fans and Top 40 programmers alike, as his latest solo single has a big win on the last report of the year. Let’s add ’em up:

A STYLISH END TO THE YEAR: It’s the final impact date for the year and the decade, so some adoration for the format seems like a good way to head out with a bang. Harry Styles is back with the first radio single from his upcoming album Fine Line: “Adore You” blasts onto the list with a massive 169 adds on impact. Just in case you were wondering, “Sign Of The Times” started with 127 adds in its first week in April 2017, which was previously his largest one-week total as a solo artist. “Adore” made the top 40 by last Sunday’s published update, so expect a significant jump up the chart by this weekend.

Billie Eilish‘s “Everything I Wanted” and Ant Saunders‘s “Yellow Hearts” also impacted at the format today, though both songs have already seen some solid action here in the last month. Eilish finished in second place with 56 stations, while Saunders tied for fifth with 16.

Established hits by Arizona Zervas, Blackbear and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on the report.

The usual Tuesday night adds recap will return in January once singles begin impacting again, but until then, you can still read our Sunday night recap for all the latest chart stats from the pop world. Happy holidays!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. HARRY STYLES, “Adore You” (Columbia)
2. BILLIE EILISH, “Everything I Wanted” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3. ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B, “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
4. ARIZONA ZERVAS, “Roxanne” (Columbia)
5-T. ANT SAUNDERS, “Yellow Hearts” (Arista)
5-T. DOJA CAT, “Juicy” (Kemosabe/RCA)
7-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
7-T. THE WEEKND, “Heartless” (Republic)
9. TREVOR DANIEL, “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
10. BROCKHAMPTON, “Sugar” (Question Everything/RCA)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 8, 2019)

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. As we mourn the death of singer and rapper Juice WRLD at the young age of 21, here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

A “GOOD” LIFE: Lizzo‘s “Good As Hell”, with a very small loss in spins, holds at #1 on the Top 40 chart for a third week. The big hit is still in positive territory on both the Rhythmic (up 8-7) and Hot AC (up 11-9) radio charts. It appears that “Water Me”, a single that Lizzo originally released in 2017, will be splashing onto the airwaves at all three formats soon. (It has about 115 spins across the formats this week.)

Harry Styles scores his fourth top 40 hit outside of One Direction with the song that debuts at #33, “Adore You”. The single can be found on his upcoming album Fine Line, due on Friday. (It’s not a cover of the song that Miley Cyrus took to #15 in 2014.) Two other songs from the project, “Lights Up” and “Watermelon Sugar”, are continuing to receive minor airplay from several stations.

Climbing from 43-40, the Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin are new to the region with “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”. It’s the 19th top 40 single at the format for the group and their first since 2011. Additionally, it’s the sixth top 40 hit for Balvin, who’s proving to be a popular collaborator as of late: he’s been featured on minor chart entries for DJ Snake and Major Lazer in the last few weeks.

The only top 50 entry of note is a viral hit that was driven by the video app TikTok: “Yellow Hearts” by Ant Saunders lands at #48 this week. It’s his first chart record and impacts on Tuesday.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 11, 2005

Savin’ the chart world, one song at a 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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 11, 2005…

Debuts:
39. SANTANA featuring STEVEN TYLER, “Just Feel Better”
35. JAMES BLUNT, “Goodbye My Lover”
33. CASCADA, “Everytime We Touch”

Biggest Mover(s):
SHAKIRA, “Don’t Bother” (up 34-24, ten spots)
(see #10 below)

10. INXS featuring J.D. FORTUNE, “Pretty Vegas” (up 10)
Album: Switch (2005, Burnett/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for six weeks

09. CARRIE UNDERWOOD, “Some Hearts” (steady, second week)
Album: Some Hearts (2005, 19/Arista Nashville Records)
Peak: #9 for four weeks

08. JAMIE CULLUM, “Get Your Way” (down 2)
Album: Catching Tales (2005, Verve Records)
Peak: #4

07. DARREN HAYES, “So Beautiful” (up 1)
Album: Truly Madly Completely: The Best Of Savage Garden (2005, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Free Loop (One Night Stand)” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. KELLY CLARKSON, “Because Of You” (down 1)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. HOWIE DAY, “She Says” (up 1)
Album: Stop All The World Now (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

03. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Save The Last Dance For Me” (steady, second week)
Album: It’s Time (2005, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #3 for nine weeks

02. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (steady, third week)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

01. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (steady, third week)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2005, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 3, 2019)

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 is the star boy on this week’s list, as his new single leaps to the top. Who else gets a starring role in the top ten? Let’s add ’em up:

LOVE ON THE WEEKND: Earning the week’s Most Added song at the Rhythmic, Urban and Top 40 formats, The Weeknd gets a super start for “Heartless”, the first radio single from his upcoming studio album. On the pop report, it checks in with a giant 160 stations on impact. The song debuted at #31 on last weekend’s published update and is likely to climb well by the weekend.

This week’s fourth and fifth place entries also impacted today: Ed Sheeran‘s “South Of The Border”, a collaboration with Camila Cabello and Cardi B, earned another 25 stations, while Iggy Azalea and Alice Chater‘s “Lola” took in 17 adds. The former title has already entered the top 50 at the format, while the latter will be vying for a spot in the region in the coming weeks.

Established chart hits by Arizona Zervas and Billie Eilish are among those returning to the top ten on the report.

Harry Styles is likely to lead next week’s adds report with “Adore You”, which comes out on Friday. He has received some airplay at the format with several album cuts from his forthcoming set Fine Line, including “Lights Up” and “Watermelon Sugar”.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. THE WEEKND, “Heartless” (Republic)
2. ARIZONA ZERVAS
, “Roxanne” (Columbia)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “Everything I Wanted” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B, “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
5. IGGY AZALEA featuring ALICE CHATER, “Lola” (Bad Dreams/EMPIRE)
6. DOJA CAT, “Juicy” (Kemosabe/RCA)
7. BROCKHAMPTON, “Sugar” (Question Everything/RCA)
8-T. ANT SAUNDERS, “Yellow Hearts” (Arista)
8-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
10-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
10-T. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Highest In The Room” (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 1, 2019)

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. Turkey time might be over, but we’re still in for a filling meal of musical delights. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“GOOD” KEEPS GOING: Lizzo stays at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the second week with “Good As Hell”, which rises more than 475 spins over last weekend. “Good” also falls a notch to #8 on this week’s Rhythmic radio chart, but lifts from 15-11 at the Hot AC format. As for more good news, Lizzo’s big hit should easily claim a third week at #1 on the pop radio list, with the next potential chart-topper still some time away from the summit.

Blasting in at #31, The Weeknd lands his 12th top 40 entry at the format with “Heartless”. The track debuted several days ago and was followed on Friday by “Blinding Lights”, which continues at #1 in the U.S. on iTunes (and holds just behind “Heartless” on both Apple Music and Spotify.) Both songs should appear on his forthcoming studio album, though a release date hasn’t been announced as of yet. Billie Eilish also climbs into the region with “Everything I Wanted”, which moves from 43-38. It’s her fourth top 40 song to date. You can also find it at #33 on this week’s Alternative radio chart.

The only top 50 entry of note, which slides in at #50, comes from record label 88rising’s compilation Head In The Clouds II. The hit is “Walking”, a collaboration that includes format newcomers Joji and Jackson Wang, as well as Swae Lee and Major Lazer.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 29, 2015

It’s all “Love” in 2015.

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 29, 2015:

Debuts:
40. LUKAS GRAHAM, “7 Years”
39. MARIANAS TRENCH, “One Love”
38. DURAN DURAN, “What Are The Chances?”
37. ST. LUCIA, “Dancing On Glass”
35. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Drink You Away”

Biggest Mover(s):
CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Your Type” (40-31, nine spots)

10. SARA BAREILLES, “She Used To Be Mine” (steady, third week)
Album: What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress (2015, Epic Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. ONE DIRECTION, “Drag Me Down” down 1)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. ONE DIRECTION, “Perfect” (up 3)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

07. THE 1975, “Love Me” (steady, second week)
Album: I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (2015, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Wildest Dreams” (down 2)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #2

05. BANNERS, “Shine A Light” (steady, second week)
Album: BANNERS (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #4

04. COLDPLAY, “Adventure Of A Lifetime” (up 2)
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams (2015, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “High Dive” (down 1)
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (2015, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. ELLIE GOULDING, “On My Mind” (up 1)
Album: Delirium (2015, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. ADELE, “Hello” (steady, second week)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 26, 2019)

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: Arizona Zervas goes from TikTok to the top of the charts, as his new hit continues its run atop the weekly report. Let’s add ’em up:

LOVE ON THE ROX: With some programmers not reporting adds ahead of the long Thanksgiving weekend, the action wasn’t as strong overall this time around. Arizona Zervas’s viral smash “Roxanne” easily led the Top 40 report for a second consecutive week with 44 more stations coming in during the session. Billie Eilish holds in second place again with “Everything I Wanted”, picking up another 33 stations. Rounding out the top three on the list, Ant Saunders secures his best week yet at the format with “Yellow Hearts”, earning 22 more stations and a third place finish.

Established hits by Blackbear, Louis Tomlinson and Tones And I are among those returning to the top ten on the report.

Ed Sheeran‘s collaboration with Camila Cabello and Cardi B, which ranks in sixth place this week and is already in the top 50 at the format, will face off against another collaboration from Iggy Azalea and Alice Chater next Tuesday. Happy Thanksgiving!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIZONA ZERVAS, “Roxanne” (Columbia)
2. BILLIE EILISH, “Everything I Wanted” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3. ANT SAUNDERS, “Yellow Hearts” (Arista)
4. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
5. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
6. ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B, “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
7. ZEDD & KEHLANI,
“Good Thing” (Interscope)
8-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
8-T. JOJI & JACKSON WANG (88RISING) featuring SWAE LEE & MAJOR LAZER, “Walking” (88rising/12Tone)
8-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)

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