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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 14, 2018)

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. Let’s what’s under down under the top spot, as a certain Aussie quartet maintains their grip on the top spot this week. Time to see what’s popping this Sunday:

SUMMER IN THE FALL: This week marks a bittersweet one at the format, as “Youngblood” by the Australian act 5 Seconds Of Summer holds at #1 for the third week. The band’s label, Capitol, which should be celebrating another great result this weekend, is now mourning the loss of Joe Rainey, their SVP of pop promotion. He was 43. Rainey was involved in campaigns that led to #1 titles at the format for acts like Katy Perry, Niall Horan and Sam Smith, as well as top five or ten hits for many others. He’ll certainly be missed. Several members of 5 Seconds Of Summer have already expressed their condolences over social media.

With the whole top five unbulleted, the next likely #1 here will be Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman”, which is at #6 for the third week. Will it power up and bolt from 6-1 next week? It’s anyone’s guess, so stay tuned.

MORE THAN A “FEELING”: Three new songs launch into the top 40 this week, led by Halsey‘s “Without Me”, leaping from 47-30. It becomes her ninth top 40 hit at the format; her eighth, a collaboration with Benny Blanco titled “Eastside”, is now at #13. A move of 42-37 for “This Feeling” gives the duo The Chainsmokers their tenth top 40 single, three of which have come this year. It also marks the first top 40 hit on the pop chart for young country performer Kelsea Ballerini, who impacts tomorrow as her usual home with a new solo single called “Miss Me More”. Lastly, “I Love It” climbs from 44-39 for Kanye West and Lil Pump, with the former performer receiving his 22nd top 40 entry at the format and the latter scoring his first. (Lil Pump’s viral hit “Gucci Gang” got to #46 in January, though it charted higher elsewhere.)

Leading three top 50 entries on the chart, “Don’t Matter To Me” from Drake and the late Michael Jackson climbs aboard at #43. The latest hit to chart from Drake’s former #1 album Scorpion could become Jackson’s third posthumous top 40 entry since 2010. A notch lower, the duo Twenty One Pilots flies the friendly skies into the airspace at #44 with “My Blood”. Their current hit is likely to become their fourth top 40 entry in the coming weeks, putting them one track ahead of Stone Temple Pilots and their string of three between 1993 and 1994. The last of the three new songs, in at #49, is “Trust My Lonely” from Alessia Cara. It’s the follow-up to “Growing Pains”, a #12 hit from a few months back. Both singles are taken from The Pains Of Growing, due later this year.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 10, 2010

No secrets, just hits…

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 10, 2010…

Debuts:
35. P!NK, “Raise Your Glass”

Biggest Mover(s):
JAMES BAY, “Stay The Night” (31-22)
KYLIE MINOGUE, “Get Outta My Way” (30-21, nine spots)

10. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (up 7)
Album: Crazy Love: Hollywood Edition (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “I Run To You” (down 1)
Album: Lady Antebellum (2008, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. DAUGHTRY, “September” (up 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

07. MAROON 5, “Misery” (down 2)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (down 3)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (up 2)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. ONEREPUBLIC, “Secrets” (up 2)
Album: Waking Up (2009, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (up 1)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

01. NEON TREES, “Animal” (steady, second week)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 9, 2018)

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: over half a dozen big names compete for #1 with their current radio songs on the latest report, but in the end, it’s all about “Me”. No, really. Let’s add ’em up:

“ME” TWO TOO: It was a strong battle this Tuesday at Top 40 stations across the country, but the top two winners on the report prove that it’s all about “Me”. Halsey‘s “Without Me” tops the list this time around, with Drake‘s “Don’t Matter To Me”, featuring the late Michael Jackson, in second place. The former is in with a massive 105 stations, while the latter comes in with a still very respectable 76 stations. Needless to say, you can expect both records to bolt straight into the top 40 by the end of the week. For the former performer, her collaboration with Benny Blanco, “Eastside”, remains active at the format, as it approaches the top ten. At Rhythmic and Urban radio today, the latter single scored 35 and 41 stations on impact, respectively, while earning 16 stations from the Hot AC panel yesterday.

Additionally, new singles from Alessia Cara and Khalid reach the top five on the report, with “Trust My Lonely” starting in third place at 45 stations and “Better” appearing in fourth place with 39 stations, respectively. Next week, Cara’s song impacts at the Hot AC format on Monday, while Khalid’s new one also impacted at the Rhythmic format today, totaling 23 stations on that report. (He also performs on Blanco’s “Eastside”, as mentioned above.) The two singles appear bound for the top 50 in the coming days.

Labelmates Camila Cabello and Mariah Carey and their new songs are ready to take on a soundtrack release from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper next Tuesday. Which star single will be born at the top? Come back and find out soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. HALSEY, “Without Me” (Capitol)
2. DRAKE featuring MICHAEL JACKSON, “Don’t Matter To Me” (YMCMB/Republic)
3. ALESSIA CARA, “Trust My Lonely” (Def Jam)
4. KHALID, “Better” (Right Hand/RCA)
5. SHAWN MENDES & ZEDD, “Lost In Japan (Remix)” (Island/Republic)
6. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin” (Republic)
7. KANYE WEST & LIL PUMP, “I Love It” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam-Warner Bros.)
8-T. LAUV featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “There’s No Way” (Kobalt/AWAL/in2une)
8-T. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “High Hopes” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
10-T. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity” (Columbia)
10-T. WHY DON’T WE, “8 Letters” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 7, 2018)

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. Q4 in the music industry is getting crazy, so prepare yourself for a massive shift after this week’s more quiet results. That being said, here’s what’s popping this Sunday:

SECONDS FOR SECONDS: No surprises at the top this week, as “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds Of Summer holds steady at #1 in the Top 40 world. As mentioned last week, it’s the first chart-topper at the format for the Australian band, who also rise to #6 on the latest Hot AC list. Surprisingly enough, “Youngblood” reaches the top 40 on a third chart this week: the AC survey, where the tune is up roughly 60 spins from last Sunday. With the global hit still in positive territory on the Top 40 airwaves, it could land a third week at the summit, but there are several competitors in the mix that, if not next week, will definitely be at the top later this month.

DO RE “ME”: Only one new title makes the top 40 this week at the format, with Kim Petras climbing from 42-40 with “Heart To Break”. It’s her first song to enter the region, making Petras one of the first transgender performers to pull off the feat. Several spots lower, we find three singles entering the top 50 this week. The highest, checking in at #47, is “Without Me” by Halsey, a singer who also appears at #14 as a vocalist on the Benny Blanco hit “Eastside”. Her newest single reached #2 on iTunes earlier this week. On a hot streak with her second chart entry here, another collaboration, Elley Duhé links with Gryffin for this week’s #48 single, “Tie Me Down”. It’s the first time in the top 50 for the New York-based musician and producer, born Dan Griffith, though he’s previously received some minor airplay at the fomat before. Lastly, at #49, Why Don’t We jumps aboard with their third chart entry, which is also the title cut from their recent album 8 Letters. Will all three songs reach the top 40 in the coming weeks? Stay tuned, folks.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 5, 2014

Music that’s worth the “Wait”.

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 October 5, 2014…

Debuts:
40. EDEN XO, “Too Cool To Dance”
39. CHARLI XCX, “Break The Rules”
38. JAMES BLUNT, “When I Find Love Again”
34. LILLY WOOD & THE PRICK and ROBIN SCHULZ, “Prayer In C”
30. ONE DIRECTION, “Steal My Girl”

Biggest Mover(s):
WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (20-13, seven spots)

10. MAROON 5, “Maps” (down 3)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. MARY LAMBERT, “Secrets” (steady, second week)
Album: Heart On My Sleeve (2014, Capitol Records)
Peak: #8

08. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (steady, second week)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Cecilia And The Satellite” (up 3)
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (2014, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

06. RIXTON, “Wait On Me” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for five weeks

05. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Unpack Your Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Behind The Light (2014, 19/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

04. ED SHEERAN, “Don’t” (down 1)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2

03. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes” (down 2)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. JAMIE SCOTT, “Unbreakable” (up 2)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Shake It Off” (up 1)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 2, 2018)

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: Shawn Mendes and Zedd go on a worldly adventure together, but their flight is full of passengers like Twenty One Pilots and Why Don’t We. Who safely lands at the top? Let’s add ’em up:

BIG IN “JAPAN”: “Lost In Japan” is not lost on a large number of pop programmers this week, as the new single by Mendes and its new remix by Zedd easily leads this week’s adds report at the Top 40 format. Eclipsing the triple-digit mark at 113 stations, it’s a leader on two lists this week, as the single also led the Hot AC report yesterday with a total of 22 stations. “Lost” had a strong entry at #37 on Sunday’s official update, thanks in part to hourly airplay at iHeartMedia outlets last Thursday upon the remix’s debut. At this point, it looks like the song will have some good upward movement at both formats by the end of this weekend.

The numbers drop off significantly from there, though it’s a solid week for the latest single from Twenty One Pilots, who fly onto the Top 40 report with “My Blood”, which is already well into the top ten on the Alternative survey. The track comes in with a third place finish, landing at 30 stations. Two years ago, the duo scored with a string of three big hits that all reached #1 or #2: “Stressed Out” (#1 for two weeks), “Ride” (#1 for one week) and the Suicide Squad cut “Heathens” (#2 for three weeks).

Get ready for a massive session next week with at least six impacting titles, including new tunes by Alessia Cara, DrakeHalsey and Khalid, among others.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SHAWN MENDES & ZEDD, “Lost In Japan (Remix)” (Island/Republic)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin” (Republic)
3. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “My Blood” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
4. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity” (Columbia)
5. KANYE WEST & LIL PUMP, “I Love It” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam-Warner Bros.)
6. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
7. LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO), “Thunderclouds” (RECORDS/Columbia)
8. WHY DON’T WE, “8 Letters” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
9. BAZZI featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Beautiful” (APG/Atlantic)
10. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 30, 2018)

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. Blood is oozing from the top spot, but you’ll find that it’s actually a good thing for once. Here’s what’s popping this Sunday:

YOUNG AT CHART: Soaring from 4-1 in its 17th week in the top 40, “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds Of Summer becomes the new #1 song in the land on the Top 40 chart. It’s a major win for the Australian band, who have been charting since 2014 with a string of six prior top 40 singles that haven’t gone any higher than #13. However, that changes with their lucky seventh top 40 entry. Now, as much as that stat is impressive, the British band Coldplay waited until their 12th chart single to both reach the top ten and go to #1 with 2017’s “Something Just Like This”, a collaboration with The Chainsmokers. The four men of 5 Seconds Of Summer will have to hatch a plan to secure their next chart-topper here, as well as a route to #1 on the Hot AC list with “Youngblood”, currently at #8.

MEN-DES AT WORK: The pop island is full of new music this week, and two Island labelmates have this week’s top 40 entries on the Top 40 survey. Moving from 41-36, “Song About You” becomes Mike Posner‘s fifth single to reach the region. It also enters the top 40 on the Hot AC chart this week, rising 45-35. Posner’s upcoming album is due in January. One spot lower, and on the strength of hourly airplay from iHeartMedia outlets this past Thursday, a remix of Shawn Mendes‘s “Lost In Japan” (mixed by Zedd) hops into the countdown at #37. The tune is Mendes’s seventh top 40 release on the Top 40 chart and Zedd’s 13th. The original version of “Lost” can be found on Mendes’s self-titled album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 list earlier this year.

Five potential future hits break into the top 50 this week, with a large number of newcomers in the mix. Entering at #46, the highest of the five new ones includes an established pop act and an established country artist, the latter of whom is new to this format. “This Feeling” pairs The Chainsmokers with Kelsea Ballerini, the follow-up to the duo’s Emily Warren-assisted hit “Side Effects”. For the two men, it’s likely to become their tenth top 40 song here next month. At #47, “I Love It” pairs Kanye West with Lil Pump, a collaboration that’s now well into the top 20 on the Rhythmic chart and also top 30 on the Urban chart. The two guys performed the hit on Saturday Night Live this weekend in water bottle outfits. Did it quench your thirst? Let me know below. “Be Alright” heads to #48 this week for Dean Lewis, which recently topped the national chart in his native Australia. This debut marks Lewis’s first song to enter the Top 40 chart. “Be” can also be found at #20 on the current Hot AC update. Lastly, we end on another pair of newcomers at #49 and #50, as AJ Mitchell‘s “Girls” and Nina Nesbitt‘s “Loyal To Me” start their Top 40 journey. Look for all five releases on the adds report this coming Tuesday, as they compete against new hits by Twenty One Pilots, Why Don’t We and, as mentioned above, Shawn Mendes and Zedd, as well as The Chainsmokers and Kelsea Ballerini.

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