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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 8, 2021

All that Z wants.

This week’s release schedule is looking dangerous, including a double album from Morgan Wallen and fresh tracks from Florida Georgia Line, Kings Of Leon, ZAYN and more. Here are more of this week’s kings and queens of new music:

Notable albums out this week: Aaron Watson‘s American Soul (iTunes), Barry Gibb‘s Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Jazmine Sullivan‘s Heaux Tales (iTunes), Morgan Wallen‘s Dangerous (iTunes), Passenger‘s Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Brandon Colbein‘s Transitions (iTunes), Emelie Hollow‘s Half The Story (Chapter One) (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“4”, Johnny Mac (iTunes)
“100,000 People” and “The Bandit”, Kings Of Leon (iTunes)
“All We Got (Dario Rodriguez Remix)”, Robin Schulz featuring KIDDO (iTunes)
“Amends”, Odette (iTunes)
“And So It Went”, The Pretty Reckless featuring Tom Morello (iTunes)
“Back At It”, Zayde Wølf (iTunes)
“Best Friend”, Saweetie featuring Doja Cat (iTunes)
“Big Bounce”, .swimwhere x YNG Martyr x Billy Marchiafava (iTunes)
“Blame”, Ryland James (iTunes)
“Break My Heart”, JC Stewart (iTunes)
“Butterflies”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Call Me Queen (Frank Pole Remix)”, Citizen Queen (iTunes)
“Chilly”, Jeremiah Fraites (iTunes)
“Curious”, VanJess featuring Jimi Tents & Garren (iTunes)
“Cursed”, Tony Ni Evans featuring Jujubee (iTunes)
“Dandelion”, Galantis & JVKE (iTunes)
“Don’t Make Me Miss You”, Ray Dalton (iTunes)
“Dreams”, Chloe Moriondo (iTunes)
“Driver’s License”, Olivia Rodrigo (iTunes)
“Everything’s Waiting For You”, Tom Speight (iTunes)
“Fallin'”, Why Don’t We & AB6IX (iTunes)
“Falling (So In Love)”, We The Kings (iTunes)
“Feel Something (Tom Staar Remix)”, Armin Van Buuren featuring Duncan Laurence (iTunes)
“Fire”, Two Feet (iTunes)
“Five Years”, Duran Duran (iTunes)
“Flames”, Mod Sun featuring Avril Lavigne (iTunes)
“Games”, Nicopop. & Gabe Reali (iTunes)
“Get To Work”, Future Coyote (iTunes)
“Good To Goodbye”, Christopher featuring Clara Mae (iTunes)
“How I’m Feeling”, Ryan Woods (iTunes)
“Hymn For Tomorrow”, Rozzi (iTunes)
“I Bet You Wanna Know”, Priscilla Block (iTunes)
“Jack”, Talia Mar (iTunes)
“Jimmy”, Rxseboy featuring Sarcastic Sounds (iTunes)
“Last Time”, Adam Melchor (iTunes)
“Lemon Tree”, Alle Farben & Fools Garden (iTunes)
“Let It Go”, Kunis (iTunes)
“Little Bit Of Love”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Living Off The Land”, Easypeel (iTunes)
“Lose Your Head”, London Grammar (iTunes)
“Love Not War (The Tampa Beat) (PS1 Remix)”, Jason Derulo x Nuka (iTunes)
“Man’s World (MUNA Remix)”, MARINA (iTunes)
“Manchild”, Emily Bear (iTunes)
“Memories (2021)”, David Guetta featuring Kid Cudi (iTunes)
“New Truck”, Florida Georgia Line (iTunes)
“No Chill”, Cheat Codes featuring Lil Xxel (iTunes)
“No More Tears”, Moslikely (iTunes)
“One Step Closer (100 Gecs Reanimation)”, Linkin Park (iTunes)
“Paradise (Acoustic)”, Meduza featuring Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“Play God”, Catie Turner (iTunes)
“Ring Pop”, Jax (iTunes)
“Rules”, Arlissa (iTunes)
“Self Destructor”, Chevelle (iTunes)
“Superman”, Savannah Keyes (iTunes)
“Talk About Love”, Zara Larsson featuring Young Thug (iTunes)
“Talk You Down”, Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“Tell Her You Love Her”, Echosmith featuring Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“The Year The World Stood Still”, Jack Newsome (iTunes)
“They Don’t Know Me”, Papa Zeus featuring Justin Jesso (iTunes)
“U + Me”, KILLBOY (iTunes)
“Ugly”, Russ featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Vibez”, ZAYN (iTunes)
“Wasted Love”, Ofenbach featuring Lagique (iTunes)
“Weeping In The Promised Land”, John Fogerty (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums from Why Don’t We and ZAYN are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 15, 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. Make sure to put these records on your new playlist, because these tunes are what’s popping at the format this week:

THE GOLDN RULE: 24KGoldn and Iann Dior aren’t going anywhere fast, as their song “Mood” secures a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart. The collaboration also recently led the Rhythmic chart, but has since dropped out of the top spot.

Billie Eilish has a strong start at #34 with her sixth top 40 single, “Therefore I Am”. It also enters the top 40 on the Alternative list this week, while appearing slightly lower in the top 50 at the Hot AC format. Additionally, newcomer Ritt Momney jumps from 41-39 with his first top 40 entry, a cover of Corinne Bailey Rae‘s “Put Your Records On” that is also charting at Alternative radio.

There are three debuts in the top 50 this week: Lil Nas X brings a seasonal sound to the format with “Holiday”, which starts at #46. One spot lower, newcomer Ashnikko is in at #47 with “Daisy”, which recently made the top 40 in the U.K. and Ireland. Lastly, The Kid LAROI achieves his first entry at the format at #50 with “So Done”, which impacts in two weeks.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 13, 2020

All powered up for this week.

You’ve got the power to check out this week’s batch of New Music Friday releases, including huge albums from 2 Chainz, AC/DC and Chris Stapleton, as well as fresh singles from Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Tones And I. It’s a hit holiday and we’re here to celebrate:

Notable albums out this week: 2 Chainz‘s So Help Me God! (iTunes), AC/DC‘s Power Up (iTunes), BENEE‘s Hey U X (iTunes), Blac Youngsta‘s F*ck Everybody 3 (iTunes), Chris Stapleton‘s Starting Over (iTunes), DaniLeigh‘s Movie (iTunes), Duncan Laurence‘s Small Town Boy (iTunes), Gerry Cinnamon‘s The Bonny (Reissue) (iTunes), John K‘s Love + Everything Else (iTunes), Kodak Black‘s Bill Israel (iTunes), Lime Cordiale‘s 14 Steps To A Better You (Relapse) (iTunes), Marc Scibilia‘s Seed Of Joy (iTunes), McFly‘s Young Dumb Thrills (iTunes), Nav‘s Emergency Tsunami (Bonus) (iTunes), Paloma Faith‘s Infinite Things (iTunes), Paris Jackson‘s Wilted (iTunes), Pentatonix‘s We Need A Little Christmas (iTunes), Salaam Remi‘s Black On Purpose (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Ben Rector‘s A Ben Rector Christmas (iTunes), Emily Weisband‘s Not Afraid To Say Goodbye (iTunes), Gavin Haley‘s Unfolding (iTunes), Gracey‘s The Art Of Closure (iTunes), Katya‘s Vampire Fitness (iTunes), Lauren Aquilina‘s Ghost World (iTunes), Masego‘s Studying Abroad (iTunes), Sam DeRosa‘s The Medicine (iTunes), Sandro Cavazza‘s Weird & Talkative (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Little Bit Yours (Dave Audé Remix)”, JP Saxe (iTunes)
“All I Want For Christmas Is You”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“August Is A Fever”, Ella Jane (iTunes)
“Back Then”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Be Somebody”, Dillon Francis featuring Evie Irie (iTunes)
“Better Together (Acoustic)”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Blink-182 + U”, Cali Rodi (iTunes)
“Blue Shell”, Al Calderon (iTunes)
“Blueberry Eyes (Steve Aoki Remix)”, MAX featuring SUGA (of BTS) (iTunes)
“Bridged By A Lightwave”, Deadmau5 featuring Kiesza (iTunes)
“Broke”, Ryan Mack (iTunes)
“Calling”, Verzache (iTunes)
“Can’t Feel A Thing”, Justice Carradine (iTunes)
“Casualty”, Julia Brennan (iTunes)
“Dance With My Demons”, Blame My Youth (iTunes)
“F2020 (Remix)”, Avenue Beat featuring Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Fade”, George Maple (iTunes)
“Fade Away”, SIX60 (iTunes)
“Fall Back”, Maths Time Joy featuring Matt Woods (iTunes)
“Feel Good”, Command Sisters (iTunes)
“Feel The Thunder”, Haim (iTunes)
“Feeling Dynamite”, Joe Stone & Ally Brooke (iTunes)
“Fixerupper”, Tayla Parx (iTunes)
“Fly Away”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“Fools (Can’t Help Falling In Love)”, Foster featuring Sody (iTunes)
“Forever”, End Of The World featuring NIKI (iTunes)
“Get Me So High”, Eves Karydas (iTunes)
“Girl On TV”, Chloe Moriondo (iTunes)
“Happy”, Young Rising Sons (iTunes)
“He Don’t Know Nothin’ Bout It”, Jam & Lewis featuring Babyface (iTunes)
“Heartbeat”, Ziggy Alberts (iTunes)
“Hold In, Hold On”, Kid Bloom (iTunes)
“Hold On”, Douwe Bob (iTunes)
“Hold My Heart”, Steps (iTunes)
“Holiday”, Lil Nas X (iTunes)
“Home Sweet Home”, Sam Feldt featuring ALMA & Digital Farm Animals (iTunes)
“Hoodies”, JayXander (iTunes)
“How Could This Be Christmas?” and “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”, Mandy Moore (iTunes)
“Huck It”, The Offspring (iTunes)
“I Left A Party For You”, Pilar Victoria (iTunes)
“Impulsive”, Jared Gelman (iTunes)
“In My Car”, Jimi Somewhere (iTunes)
“It’s Christmas Time”, Matoma & Michael Bolton (iTunes)
“Jumpin Out The Face”, Lil Mosey (iTunes)
“Let Me Feel Low”, Cavetown featuring Miloe (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Lonely Machines”, 3OH!3 featuring 100gecs (iTunes)
“Lonely Too Long”, Mullally (iTunes)
“Lost”, The Hunna featuring OMB Peezy (iTunes)
“Love Is A Compass”, Griff (iTunes)
“Lovefool”, Twocolors featuring Pia Mia (iTunes)
“My Guitar”, New Rules (iTunes)
“No 1 Like U”, We The Kings (iTunes)
“No Save Point”, Run The Jewels (iTunes)
“Nothing Left”, POORSTACY & Travis Barker (iTunes)
“OHFR?”, Rico Nasty (iTunes)
“One More Dance”, R3HAB & Alida (iTunes)
“Out Da Oven”, StaySolidRocky (iTunes)
“Problems”, Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Redneck Girl”, Tim McGraw featuring Midland (iTunes)
“Resilient (Tiësto Remix)”, Katy Perry featuring Aitana (iTunes)
“Rock ‘N’ Roll”, Alice Cooper (iTunes)
“Roller Coaster”, Omi (iTunes)
“Seasonal Depression”, Mary Lambert (iTunes)
“Shady”, Alfie Templeman (iTunes)
“She (Stripped)”, Winona Oak (iTunes)
“Single AF”, Fousheé (iTunes)
“Sleepwalking”, Mokita featuring Mike Kinsella (iTunes)
“Sober”, Bri Steves (iTunes)
“Starry Eyed”, Liza Owen (iTunes)
“Stop Crying Your Heart Out”, BBC Radio 2’s Allstars (iTunes)
“Suzanne”, Passenger (iTunes)
“The One”, Rea Garvey x VIZE (iTunes)
“The Reason”, Hariz (iTunes)
“The Show”, Qveen Herby (iTunes)
“Therefore I Am”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“This Is My Time”, Gary Barlow (iTunes)
“Through The Phone”, Wild Youth (iTunes)
“‘Til I Found You”, Jeremy Loops (iTunes)
“Times Like This”, Diane Warren featuring Darius Rucker (iTunes)
“Train Wreck (Acoustic)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Trust Issues”, Liv Dawson (iTunes)
“Uh-Oh”, Cyn (iTunes)
“Under The Moon”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Under The Sun (Acoustic)”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Wait For Me”, Conor Matthews (iTunes)
“We Did It!!!”, Grandson (iTunes)
“What’s Your Country Song”, Thomas Rhett (iTunes)
“When The Hospital Was My Home”, Powfu featuring Rxseboy (iTunes)
“Who You Are”, Loote (iTunes)
“Wonder”, Spencer Sutherland (iTunes)
“Yesterday”, Loyle Carner (iTunes)

Next week, the current albums from Josh Groban, Koe Wetzel and Megan Thee Stallion are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 2-3, 2020)

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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ARIANA GRANDE – “34+35” (Republic)
Album: Positions (2020)
Past T40 History: Grande will easily score her 24th top 40 single here. The title track from her new album just entered the top 20.

DAVID GUETTA & SIA – “Let’s Love” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This single could become Guetta and Sia’s fourth collaboration to enter the top 50 at the pop format since 2012.

MARSHMELLO & IMANBEK featuring USHER – “Too Much” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Both Marshmello and Usher have hit #1 at the pop format. It’s been 5-1/2 years since Usher’s last top 40 single.

RITT MOMNEY – “Put Your Records On” (Disruptor/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Corinne Bailey Rae’s original song didn’t chart here, but it did peak at #10 on the Hot AC list in the fall of 2006.

Next week: save your tears and your adds, because The Weeknd is coming with his new single…

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 30, 2020

Love goes, but also returns for this week’s New Music Friday releases, including the newest albums from Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor and Sam Smith, as well as fresh songs from BENEE, Carly Rae Jepsen and Shawn Mendes. Here come the tricks and treats:

Notable albums out this week: Ariana Grande‘s Positions (iTunes), Bring Me The Horizon‘s Post Human: Survival Horror (iTunes), Cam‘s The Otherside (iTunes), For KING & COUNTRY‘s A Drummer Boy Christmas (iTunes), JAWNY‘s For Abby (iTunes), JoJo‘s December Baby (iTunes), LÉON‘s Apart (iTunes), MadeInTYO‘s Never Forgotten (iTunes), Meghan Trainor‘s A Very Trainor Christmas (iTunes), Omarion‘s The Kinection (iTunes), Queen Naija‘s Missunderstood (iTunes), Sam Smith‘s Love Goes (iTunes), Tia Gostelow‘s Chrysalis (iTunes), Tori Kelly‘s A Tori Kelly Christmas (iTunes), Trippie Redd‘s Pegasus (iTunes), Wesley Schultz‘s Vignettes (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Kennedi‘s Self (iTunes), MYRNE‘s Wandering (iTunes), Tomorrow x Together‘s Minisode1: Blue Hour (iTunes), Upsahl‘s Young Life Crisis (iTunes), Virginia To Vegas‘s Don’t Wake Me, I’m Dreaming (iTunes), WizTheMC‘s What About Now (iTunes), Zayde Wølf‘s Reimagined, Vol. 1 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1st Time”, Bakar (iTunes)
“All About You”, The Knocks featuring Foster The People (iTunes)
“Angelina”, Kitten (iTunes)
“Always In A Rush”, Andy Mineo & Mez (iTunes)
“Am I The Only One”, R3HAB x Astrid S x HRVY (iTunes)
“Animals”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Baby, I’m Coming Home”, Ally Brooke (iTunes)
“Best Friend”, Lauren Aquilina (iTunes)
“Blood”, Nothing, Nowhere. featuring KennyHoopla & JUDGE (iTunes)
“Brave”, Nick Howard (iTunes)
“Buzzin'” and “Should’ve Known Better Days”, Cooper Alan (iTunes)
“Dancing In My Room”, 347Aidan (iTunes)
“Don’t Change You”, Rock Mafia x Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Dora”, Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“Double G”, French Montana featuring Pop Smoke (iTunes)
“Drugs”, Tai Verdes (iTunes)
“Earth Is A Black Hole”, Teenage Wrist (iTunes)
“El Cambio”, Chesca (iTunes)
“Elevator”, Qveen Herby & yoitsCrash (iTunes)
“Fade Away”, Morgan Page & VIVID (iTunes)
“Fairytale Of New York” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Fake Fine”, Robert Grace featuring Gnash (iTunes)
“Feed The Fire”, SG Lewis & Lucky Daye (iTunes)
“Fever”, Dua Lipa featuring Angèle (iTunes)
“First Day Of My Life”, Milow (iTunes)
“Giant Bat” and “Sad Sad”, WENS (iTunes)
“Gin N Juice”, Jack Kays (iTunes)
“Gold”, Paloma Faith (iTunes)
“Graveyard Boyfriend”, Jillette Johnson (iTunes)
“Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe”, Cher (iTunes)
“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, PUBLIC (iTunes)
“Heartbreak Of America”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Hold It”, Obli (iTunes)
“Holiday”, Richard Marx (iTunes)
“Holidays”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Hot”, Pia Mia featuring Flo Milli & Sean Paul (iTunes)
“I Don’t Want You To See This”, Brandon Colbein (iTunes)
“I Got So High That I Saw Jesus (Live)”, Noah Cyrus featuring Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“I Love Me”, Russ (iTunes)
“I Need You Christmas”, Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“If I Gotta Run”, Tim Chadwick (iTunes)
“I’m Only Me When I’m Not Sober”, Abigail Barlow (iTunes)
“Incredible”, Gary Barlow (iTunes)
“Interstellar Love”, The Avalanches featuring Leon Bridges (iTunes)
“Intervention”, Client Liasion (iTunes)
“It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries”, Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Kill Me Better”, Don Diablo & Imanbek featuring Trevor Daniel (iTunes)
“Let Down”, Paris Jackson (iTunes)
“Like Gold”, Loud Luxury & Frank Walker featuring Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Look Over Your Shoulder”, Busta Rhymes featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
“Losses”, Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Love For The Summer”, Deacon featuring Loren Gray (iTunes)
“Love You From A Distance”, Ashley Kutcher (iTunes)
“Naughty List”, Liam Payne featuring Dixie D’Amelio (iTunes)
“Never Alone”, Above Snakes (iTunes)
“Never Know Your Name”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“Never The 1”, ROSIE (iTunes)
“New President”, Mt. Joy (iTunes)
“No Drama”, Becky G x Ozuna (iTunes)
“No Love (Dub Mix)”, Skip Marley featuring D Smoke (iTunes)
“No Really, I’m Good”, Snow Tha Product (iTunes)
“Nobody”, NOTD & Catello (iTunes)
“One Touch (Acoustic)”, Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Onyx”, Stevan (iTunes)
“Paradise”, Meduza x Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“Patience”, Jordan Suaste (iTunes)
“Plain”, BENEE featuring Lily Allen & Flo Milli (iTunes)
“Pray”, Xana (iTunes)
“Progress”, Great Good Fine OK (iTunes)
“Psycho Killer”, The Wrecks (iTunes)
“Reality Check Please”, Lime Cordiale (iTunes)
“Remove 45”, De La Soul featuring Styles P, Talib Kweli, Pharoah Monch, Mysonne, Chuck D & Posdnuos (iTunes)
“Sad Songs”, Route 94 featuring L Devine (iTunes)
“Sea And Fire (Acoustic)”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Shake Ya Boom Boom”, Static & Ben El featuring Black Eyed Peas (iTunes)
“Shut Me Up”, Gabbie Hanna (iTunes)
“Something In Your Eyes”, Steps (iTunes)
“South”, Changing Cleo featuring Guccihighwaters (iTunes)
“Stay Down”, Lil Durk featuring 6LACK & Young Thug (iTunes)
“Sucks To Be You”, SAINt JHN (iTunes)
“That Won’t Save Us”, Against The Current (iTunes)
“The End”, Alesso x Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“The Thanksgiving Song”, Ben Rector (iTunes)
“Time Warp”, Tenacious D (iTunes)
“Trouble’s Coming (Purple Disco Machine Remix)”, Royal Blood (iTunes)
“Tyranny”, Dessa (iTunes)
“Under Pressure”, Karen O & Willie Nelson (iTunes)
“Unbound (Austin Millz Remix)”, Michelle (iTunes)
“Under The Mistletoe”, Kelly Clarkson & Brett Eldredge (iTunes)
“Upside Down (Remix)”, JVKE featuring Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Vanilla (Stairwell)”, Holly Humberstone (iTunes)
“Walk You Home”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Waterman”, USERx (iTunes)
“We Haven’t Looked At Our Phones”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“We’re The Lucky Ones”, The Marías (iTunes)
“What It Is”, KYLE featuring Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Whatever You Want”, Crowded House (iTunes)
“Where Did Summer Go”, Bre Kennedy (iTunes)
“Whole World Watches”, Jesse Ruben (iTunes)
“Willow Tree”, Tash Sultana featuring Jerome Farah (iTunes)
“With You In Mind”, Conor Michael Smith (iTunes)
“Wonder (Acoustic)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Zombie”, Tiagz featuring Curtis Roach (iTunes)
“Zombie Prom (Hallowe’en At Home Edition)”, Kaiser Chiefs (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums from Donovan Woods and Kylie Minogue are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 27, 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: Ariana Grande knows her way around the top position, as she earns the most adds this week by far. Let’s add ’em up, shall we?

THE RIGHT “POSITIONS”: Ariana Grande had a huge week at the Top 40 format with “Positions”, picking up 167 stations and the Most Added title. It was the second Most Added song on yesterday’s Hot AC log with another 18 adds there. The song landed at #28 on this past Sunday’s published report and is headed towards the top 20 by this weekend.

Meanwhile, Harry Styles finished in second place this week with “Golden”, picking up another 51 stations for a total of 114 so far. The track climbed to #39 on the same published report and should continue to fly through the fall.

Charting singles from G-Eazy, Jason Derulo and Why Don’t We returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: as we head out to the polls for Election Day, David Guetta and Sia are up against Ritt Momney in the battle to grab pop radio’s vote for president(s) of the adds report.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Positions” (Republic)
2. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (Erskine/Columbia)
3. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
4. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
5. INTERNET MONEY featuring GUNNA, DON TOLIVER & NAV, “Lemonade” (10K Projects/Capitol)
6. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
7-T. BEBE REXHA featuring DOJA CAT, “Baby, I’m Jealous” (Warner)
7-T. G-EAZY featuring BLACKBEAR, “Hate The Way” (RCA-Interscope)
9. CHRIS BROWN x YOUNG THUG, “Go Crazy” (RCA-300 Ent.)
10. JUSTIN BIEBER & BENNY BLANCO, “Lonely” (Def Jam-Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 25, 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. We hope you’re in the mood for some songs and stats. Let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

HEART OF GOLDN: Format newcomers 24KGoldn and Iann Dior leap from 3-1 on the Top 40 chart with “Mood”. The song is doing well across several other U.S. formats: it climbs to #2 on this week’s Rhythmic chart and is moving through the top 15 and top 25 on the Alternative and Hot AC radio charts, respectively.

Ariana Grande has the week’s top new entry with “Positions”, a song that blasts into the #28 spot after only two days of airplay. It marks the singer’s 23rd top 40 single at this format. It’s also the title cut from her upcoming album, which is out on Friday. Up from 45-34 on the survey, Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat are moving quickly with “Baby, I’m Jealous”. The entry gives the two women their 17th and fourth top 40 hits, respectively. Harry Styles is next in line, as he rises from 47-39 with his sixth solo top 40 hit and third from his Fine Line album, “Golden”. Lastly, up a single notch to #40, Madison Beer achieves her third top 40 single with “Baby”.

In the top 50, G-Eazy and Blackbear come in at #42 with “Hate The Way”, their first charting collaboration. Joji checks in at #47 with the song he hopes will become his second top 40 single at the format, “Your Man”. Singer and songwriter Julia Michaels also makes it onto the list this week with “Lie Like This”, which starts at #48, while Bea Miller sneaks in at #49 with “Feel Something”.

For those of you craving some Ocean Spray and a little Fleetwood Mac, the legendary group’s 1977 chart-topper turned 2020 viral hit “Dreams” would’ve been at #52 this week if it was converted back to current status. If any changes are made, we’ll let you know.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 19-20, 2020)

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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BEBE REXHA featuring DOJA CAT – “Baby, I’m Jealous” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The collaboration was last week’s Most Added song at the format. The early action helped it earn a top 50 entry.

G-EAZY featuring BLACKBEAR – “Hate The Way” (RCA-Interscope)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Though Blackbear is still a regular presence at the format, G-Eazy last ranked on the list in the summer of 2018.

JASON DERULO – “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: On Sunday’s published update, Derulo earned both his 22nd top 40 hit to date and the #1 song for a third week!

JOJI – “Your Man” (88rising/12Tone)
Album: Nectar (2020)
Past T40 History: Joji is hoping for his second top 40 single here. The 88rising collaboration “Walking” peaked at #37 in January.

JUSTIN BIEBER & BENNY BLANCO – “Lonely” (Def Jam-Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The track recently entered the survey, giving Bieber his 31st top 40 hit on the Top 40 chart. Blanco is up to four.

Next week: new singles from Ariana Grande and Harry Styles are headed for high positions on the adds report.

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 16, 2020

A New Music Friday that won’t leave you lonely.

Justin time for another good fall weekend come all of this week’s New Music Friday releases, including the latest albums from Beabadoobee, Sasha Sloan and the late Tom Petty, as well as songs from Demi Lovato, G-Eazy and Justin Bieber. Don’t be lonely, get streaming:

Notable albums out this week: Annie‘s Dark Hearts (iTunes), Astrid S‘s Leave It Beautiful (iTunes), Beabadoobee‘s Fake It Flowers (iTunes), Black Thought‘s Streams Of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane And Abel (iTunes), Gucci Mane & The New 1017‘s So Icy Gang (Vol. 1) (iTunes), Guy Sebastian‘s T.R.U.T.H. (iTunes), Lucas & Steve‘s Letters To Remember (iTunes), Matt Berninger‘s Serpentine Prison (iTunes), Omar Apollo‘s Apolonio (iTunes), Sasha Sloan‘s Only Child (iTunes), The Reklaws‘s Sophomore Slump (iTunes), The Struts‘s Strange Days (iTunes), The Vamps‘s Cherry Blossom (iTunes), Tom Petty‘s Wildfowers & All The Rest (iTunes), Tommee Profitt‘s The Birth Of A King (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Betcha‘s Feels Like We’ve Been Here Before (iTunes), CXLOE‘s Heavy, Pt. 1 (iTunes), James Blake‘s Before (iTunes), Malia Civetz‘s The Flip (iTunes), María Isabel‘s Stuck In The Sky (iTunes), Matt Stell‘s Better Than That (iTunes), Parker McCollum‘s Hollywood Gold (iTunes), PartyNextDoor‘s Partypack (iTunes), Runaway June‘s When I Think About Christmas (iTunes), Sara Kays‘s Camera Shy (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Boy Named Pluto”, Hailey Knox (iTunes)
“Afterthoughts”, Renforshort (iTunes)
“All About You”, Leon Bridges & Lucky Daye (iTunes)
“All That”, Emotional Oranges & Channel Tres (iTunes)
“All We Got”, Robin Schulz featuring KIDDO (iTunes)
“Alright”, Qveen Herby (iTunes)
“Baby (Jonas Blue Remix)”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“Backyard Boy”, Claire Rosinkranz & Jeremy Zucker (iTunes)
“Be My Eyes”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Breakin’ U Off”, TM88 & Rich The Kid featuring Ty Dolla $ign, 2 Chainz & Southside (iTunes)
“By Yourself”, Ty Dolla $ign featuring Jhené Aiko & Mustard (iTunes)
“Can’t Let You Go”, Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Care For You”, The Marías (iTunes)
“Champagne Problems”, Hugo Helmig (iTunes)
“Chasing_(Demo)”, NF featuring Mikayla Sippel (iTunes)
“Christmas Without You”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Closely”, Beyries (iTunes)
“Commander In Chief”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Crazy”, Hope Tala (iTunes)
“Crazy”, Kelly Rowland (iTunes)
“Devil That I Know”, Jacob Banks (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Me Go”, Kelvin Jones (iTunes)
“Downhill”, Lund (iTunes)
“Eat My Brain”, ILIRA (iTunes)
“Every Time I Look At You”, Shenandoah & Lady A (iTunes)
“Everyone But Me”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Fake”, Lauv & Conan Gray (iTunes)
“False Art”, Ben Kessler & Lizzy McAlpine (iTunes)
“Feels Like Dying”, Ally Nicholas (iTunes)
“Getting To Getting”, Alt Bloom (iTunes)
“Graveyard Shift”, Stela Cole (iTunes)
“Guess I’m A Liar”, Sofia Carson (iTunes)
“Halloween”, Young Rising Sons (iTunes)
“Happiness”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“Hate The Way”, G-Eazy featuring Blackbear (iTunes)
“HBIC”, Gin Wigmore (iTunes)
“Healthy Baby Boy”, John-Robert (iTunes)
“Help”, Sarah Barrios featuring Rence (iTunes)
“HFBD”, Mae Muller (iTunes)
“Hold On To Your Heart”, Savannah Brennan (iTunes)
“I Blame You”, Paris Hilton & Lodato (iTunes)
“I See You”, Garrett Kato (iTunes)
“I Should Know”, Jake Etheridge (iTunes)
“I Should Probably Go To Bed (Acoustic)”, Dan + Shay (iTunes)
“If This Is Now”, Birdy (iTunes)
“Imma Show You”, Maja Kristina (iTunes)
“In Your Eyes”, Better Than Ezra (iTunes)
“Juicy”, Tony Ferrari (iTunes)
“Let Go”, Sharon Van Etten (iTunes)
“Let Me Love You Like A Woman”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Lie To Me”, Tate McRae featuring Ali Gatie (iTunes)
“Like That (Acoustic)”, Gracey & Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco (iTunes)
“Lost Cause//”, KennyHoopla featuring Jesse (iTunes)
“Lovesick”, RAY BLK (iTunes)
“Lucky Streak”, Meg Toohey featuring Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
“Made”, Sophia Messa featuring Pink Sweat$ (iTunes)
“Maggie” and “Tokyo”, Jeremiah Fraites (iTunes)
“Mental”, Hux (iTunes)
“Miracles”, Jarryd James (iTunes)
“Newspaper Pane”, Elvis Costello (iTunes)
“No Other Way”, SHAED (iTunes)
“No Tomorrow (Part 2)”, Brandy featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Nobody’s Love (Remix)”, Maroon 5 featuring Popcaan (iTunes)
“One More Time”, Not3s featuring AJ Tracey (iTunes)
“Only Time Makes It Human”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Orange Skies”, Rozzi (iTunes)
“Overwhelmed”, Harry Hudson (iTunes)
“¡Párate!”, Alaina Castillo (iTunes)
“Phobia”, Nothing But Thieves (iTunes)
“Pretending”, Orla Gartland (iTunes)
“Producer Man”, Lyn Lapid (iTunes)
“QueLoQue”, Major Lazer featuring Paloma Mami (iTunes)
“Residue”, Tayla Parx (iTunes)
“Running Around”, J Ember (iTunes)
“Sad Faces”, Sam DeRosa (iTunes)
“Scar”, Ashton Irwin (iTunes)
“Scare Me”, Ludo (iTunes)
“Seasons”, The White Tie Affair (iTunes)
“See What You’ve Done”, Mary J. Blige (iTunes)
“Set It Free (MUNA Remix)”, Now, Now (iTunes)
“Self Care”, Louis The Child & Coin (iTunes)
“Sharpener”, Cavetown (iTunes)
“Sleigh Ride”, Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
“Slow Motion”, Lindsey Lomis featuring JoJo (iTunes)
“So What! (Acoustic)”, Jxdn (iTunes)
“Somebody’s Beloved”, Milck featuring Bipolar Sunshine (iTunes)
“Someone New”, Tayo Sound (iTunes)
“Sometimes”, Heather Sommer (iTunes)
“Spa”, Icona Pop & Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“Stayaway (Now, Now Remix)”, MUNA (iTunes)
“Stopped Buying Diamonds”, YDE (iTunes)
“Summer Love”, Austin Mahone (iTunes)
“Sunshine”, Triple One (iTunes)
“Take Me Away”, Sinead Harnett featuring EARTHGANG (iTunes)
“The Broken Kind”, Lauren Duski (iTunes)
“The Sound”, Pluko & Moby Rich (iTunes)
“Trigger Of Love”, Jawny (iTunes)
“Way Too Soft”, Melii (iTunes)
“What Are We Waiting For?”, Ally Brooke x Afrojack (iTunes)
“West Coast”, DVBBS featuring Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“What Are We Standing For”, Bad Religion (iTunes)
“What You’re Leaving For“, Ben Brown (iTunes)
“Who Am I”, NEEDTOBREATHE featuring Elle King (iTunes)
“Who’s Gonna Stop Me”, Portugal. The Man featuring “Weird Al” Yankovic (iTunes)
“Whole Lotta Choppas (Remix)”, Sada Baby featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Why Do You Lie To Me (Twocolors Remix)”, Topic x A7S featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“You”, Boon (iTunes)
“Zombies”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums from Ashton Irwin, Luke Combs and Major Lazer are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 13, 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: Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat purr-fectly pull off an early win, as the top of the list finds some new friends in the mix. Let’s add ’em up:

“BABY” IS BORN: A week ahead of its official impact date, the Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat collaboration “Baby, I’m Jealous” earns the Most Added title at the Top 40 format with a very solid 40 stations this week. The song should enter the top 50 by Sunday, as it continues to pick up additional add action next week.

Tying for second place on the log, Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating” and Why Don’t We‘s “Fallin'” earned another 31 stations this week. It was also a good session for Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear‘s “My Ex’s Best Friend”, landing in fourth place with 28 stations on impact.

Finishing in fifth place, Harry Styles and Julia Michaels picked up 20 stations for “Golden” and “Lie Like That”, respectively.

Next week: look for the new Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco collaboration to not feel so lonely at the top of the report.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BEBE REXHA featuring DOJA CAT, “Baby, I’m Jealous” (Warner)
2-T. DUA LIPA, “Levitating” (Warner)
2-T. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
5-T. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (Erskine/Columbia)
5-T. JULIA MICHAELS, “Lie Like This” (Republic)
7. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
8. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A., “Franchise” (Cactus Jack/Epic)
9. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
10. POP SMOKE, “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)

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