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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 7, 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: It’s plain toosie which song wins at the format, as Drake‘s latest hit starts with a big first week launch. Who else shuffles onto the list? Let’s add ’em up:

SLIDING INTO FIRST: With 131 adds in its impact week, Drake’s “Toosie Slide” is definitely getting some Top 40 programmers on their feet. The song easily captures the top spot on this week’s list and also leads the reports at both Rhythmic and Urban radio.

As radio comes back to life following some slower weeks, largely due to the uncertainty of the current health pandemic, three other impacting songs also slide into or move up within the top ten. Rising into second place with 34 new stations this week, Powfu and Beabadoobee‘s “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” is caffeinated up and charging towards the top 40. Locked in a three-way tie for seventh place with 18 adds on the report, Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” hopes to give her a second top 40 entry on the pop radio chart. The new Martin Garrix and Clinton Kane collaboration also steps into tenth place, as “Drown” scores 17 stations.

Charting songs from Dua Lipa, Lauv and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DRAKE, “Toosie Slide” (OVO/Republic)
2. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
3. DUA LIPA, “Break My Heart” (Warner)
4. SURFACES, “Sunday Best” (10K Projects/Capitol)
5. THE WEEKND, “In Your Eyes” (XO/Republic)
6. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
7-T. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
7-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
7-T. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
10. MARTIN GARRIX featuring CLINTON KANE, “Drown” (RCA)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 5, 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. In these very difficult times, please stay safe and don’t jeopardize your health. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

STYLED FOR SUCCESS: Earning his very first #1 song at the format, Harry Styles jumps from 3-1 with “Adore You”. It’s taken from the album Fine Line. “Adore” also moves from 6-5 on this week’s Hot AC chart and ranks in the top 20 at AC radio.

New tunes from Drake and SAINt JHN enter the top 40 this week. The former’s “Toosie Slide”, which checks in at #31, is his 29th top 40 entry to date. The latter’s “Roses”, which jumps from 45-39, is his first hit to enter the region. The top 50 also sports a couple of new tracks on the current chart, with “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” by newcomers Powfu and Beabadoobee starting out at #47 and “Young & Alive” by Bazzi sneaking in at #49. Will Bazzi earn his fourth top 40 hit in the coming weeks? Stay tuned.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 4, 2010

“You” really got a hold on my top ten.

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 April 4, 2010…

Debuts:
40. KE$HA, “Your Love Is My Drug”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #7 below)

10. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (up 7)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

09. ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful” (up 3)
Album: Pieces (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. LA ROUX, “Bulletproof” (up 3)
Album: La Roux (2009, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6

07. DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, “Red” (up 8)
Album: Love & War (2010, J Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (steady, second week)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

05. CAVO, “Let It Go” (steady, second week)
Album: Bright Nights Bright Days (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You” (steady, second week)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

03. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

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

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

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 31, 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: Dua Lipa delivers one more delicious disco delight to the format and the panel is dancing along. Who else is into the groove? Let’s add ’em up:

“BREAK” IT TO MAKE IT: Breaking at 143 stations this week, a giant start given radio’s ongoing adjustments to the pandemic, Dua Lipa’s “Break My Heart” is easily the Most Added song at the Top 40 format. This buzzing track is the follow-up to the current #1 song here, “Don’t Start Now”, which has been at the summit for six consecutive weeks. “Break” started at #40 on last weekend’s official chart, becoming Lipa’s tenth top entry to date, and is likely to make a larger move by this coming weekend’s update.

The reactive new collaboration from PartyNextDoor and Rihanna also does well on impact… and you better believe it. Landing in third place with 35 stations this week, “Believe It” is also poised to become a big record later this spring. Unsurprisingly, it leads the adds report at both the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats this week.

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

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, featuring new releases from JoJo and Pink Sweat$. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. DUA LIPA, “Break My Heart” (Warner)
2. THE WEEKND, “In Your Eyes” (XO/Republic)
3. PARTYNEXTDOOR & RIHANNA, “Believe It” (Westbury Road/OVO Sound/Warner)
4. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
5. SURFACES, “Sunday Best” (10K Projects/Capitol)
6-T. ELLIE GOULDING featuring BLACKBEAR, “Worry About Me” (Interscope)
6-T. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)
8-T. BAZZI, “Young & Alive” (APG/Atlantic)
8-T. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Deathbed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
10-T. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
10-T. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
10-T. SAM FISCHER, “This City” (RCA)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 29, 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. In these very difficult times, please stay safe and don’t jeopardize your health. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

THE FUTURE IS DUA: Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” is holding strong at #1 for a sixth week on the Top 40 radio chart. It’s now her longest-running chart-topper to date at this format. Harry Styles will be in the running for the top spot next week with “Adore You”, which holds at #3 on the current chart, though we’ll have to see if Lipa wants to give it up. Meanwhile, the pop star is entering the survey with another future hit of hers, which you’ll find below…

With the third top 40 song from his recent album After Hours, The Weeknd is in at #33 with “In Your Eyes”. It marks his 14th top 40 entry overall. Both BENEE and Gus Dapperton earn their first top 40 singles with the viral track “Supalonely”, which lands at #38. As noted above, Dua Lipa also picks up her tenth top 40 song this week with “Break My Heart”, which debuts at #40.

Ellie Goulding checks in at #48 with the Blackbear-assisted “Worry About Me”. It’s the only new title in the 41-50 region. Will it make the top 40 next week? Stay tuned.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 27, 2016

A brand new flashback for you.

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 March 27, 2016…

Debuts:
40. DURAN DURAN featuring KIESZA, “Last Night In The City”
39. DEMI LOVATO, “Stone Cold”
36. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, “HandClap”

Biggest Mover(s):
DAYA, “Sit Still, Look Pretty” (39-32, seven spots)

10. RUTH B, “Lost Boy” (up 2)
Album: The Intro (EP) (2015, Columbia Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. THE 1975, “The Sound” (up 5)
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (2016, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

08. MIKE POSNER, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (up 2)
Album: At Night, Alone. (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man” (down 3)
Album: Tangled Up (2015, Valory/BMLG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New” (up 1)
Album: Brand New (2015, Aptly Named/Caroline/Capitol Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart” (up 1)
Album: Analog Love (2015, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #4

04. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You” (up 1)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. ZAYN, “Pillowtalk” (steady, second week)
Album: Mind Of Mine (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body” (steady, third week)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. TROYE SIVAN, “Youth” (steady, third week)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 24, 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 sight of a new The Weeknd track gives the format something to look at after some dismal returns last week. Let’s add ’em up:

“EYES” ON NUMBER ONE: It may not be a hot Peter Gabriel remake, but The Weeknd is about to fly up the Top 40 list with “In Your Eyes”, spotted at 60 stations in its first week. The single is featured on his most recent album After Hours, which debuted on Friday and is expected to start at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Both “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless” are still in the top ten at the format, with the former still charging towards the top spot.

Ellie Goulding‘s current release is also on the move, as the Blackbear-assisted “Worry About Me” checks in with 33 stations for the week, good for a second place finish. Blackbear ranked at #2 on last week’s Top 40 chart with “Hot Girl Bummer”.

Charting songs from Lauv, Regard and Surfaces are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. THE WEEKND, “In Your Eyes” (XO/Republic)
2. ELLIE GOULDING featuring BLACKBEAR, “Worry About Me” (Interscope)
3. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
4. SURFACES, “Sunday Best” (10K Projects/Capitol)
5-T. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
5-T. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)
7-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Old Me” (Interscope)
7-T. MAREN MORRIS, “The Bones” (Columbia)
9. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
10-T. BRELAND, “My Truck” (Bad Realm/Atlantic)
10-T. BRYCE VINE, “Baby Girl” (Sire/Warner)
10-T. FUTURE & DRAKE, “Life Is Good” (Freebandz/Republic-Epic)

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