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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 15, 2021)

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: no ties at the top spot this week, but we do have Tai leading the way. Let’s add ’em up:

NUMBER ONE IS A-O-K: Picking up another 28 adds this week, “A-O-K” from newcomer Tai Verdes is most certainly okay with taking the top spot on the adds report. The song debuted at #45 on the Top 40 chart last Sunday, while coming in at #30 on the Alternative chart.

In the top five, two new singles entered the region, which both came in third place with 17 commitments apiece: newcomer Tesher with the Jason Derulo-assisted remix of “Jalebi Baby” and Tones And I with her “Cloudy Day”. The former title impacted at the format this week, while the latter officially heads for adds next week.

Charting singles from Anitta, Coldplay and Polo G 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. TAI VERDES, “A-O-K” (Last Nite/Arista)
2. BELLA POARCH, “Build A Bitch” (Warner)
3-T. TESHER x JASON DERULO, “Jalebi Baby” (Namah/Capitol)
3-T. TONES AND I, “Cloudy Day” (Elektra/EMG)
5-T. ANITTA, “Girl From Rio” (Warner)
5-T. POLO G, “Rapstar” (Columbia)
7. CHEAT CODES featuring TINASHE, “Lean On Me” (300 Ent./Further.)
8. RITON x NIGHTCRAWLERS featuring MUFASA & HYPEMAN, “Friday” (RCA)
9-T. COLDPLAY, “Higher Power” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
9-T. DJ KHALED featuring POST MALONE, MEGAN THEE STALLION, LIL BABY & DABABY, “I Did It” (We The Best/Roc Nation/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 14-15, 2021)

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’s one new tune impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

TESHER x JASON DERULO, “Jalebi Baby” (Namah/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: After breaking out as a viral hit on the video app TikTok, the Hindi/English collaboration impacts at the format.

Next week: Tones And I hopes for a sunny session with “Cloudy Day”.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 30, 2021)

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. For one peachy holiday weekend romp up the pop radio chart, here’s what’s ripening at the format this week:

YOU’RE A PEACH: Justin Bieber easily picks up a third week atop on the Top 40 radio list with Daniel Caesar and GIVĒON-assisted “Peaches”, which is very likely to reign for a fourth week if the current trends remain on the same track. Elsewhere, the tune dips from 1-2 on the Rhythmic chart, but rises from 11-10 at the Hot AC format.

It’s another busy week in the top 40 with four new songs in the region, led by Marshmello and the Jonas Brothers with the collaboration “Leave Before You Love Me”, which bounces from 45-27. It’s their 11th and 13th top 40 hits at the format, respectively. Majid Jordan earns their first top 40 song in 7-1/2 years with “Waves Of Blue”, which splashes up the list from 42-36. Rising from 41-39, “I Did It” is still moving for DJ Khaled with Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby and DaBaby. As individual artists, this single marks their 12th, 14th, fifth, first and fourth top 40 hits, respectively. Polo G also takes his recent #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 into the top 40 on the pop radio list, as “Rapstar” advances from 44-40. It’s his first top 40 hit here, though he’s had plenty on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts.

Two new songs enter the top 50 this week: TikTok star and chart newcomer Bella Poarch comes in at #46 with her viral hit “Build A Bitch”, while Em starts without a bullet at #48 with “Say What You Mean”.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 24-25, 2021)

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? These four tunes will be impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ANITTA, “Girl From Rio” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Anitta lifts to #35 on the chart with her first English-language hit. A remix with DaBaby was released on Friday.

BTS, “Butter” (BigHit/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The very popular K-pop septet just scored their eighth top 40 hit at the format, which entered at #27 on the list.

MARSHMELLO x JONAS BROTHERS – “Leave Before You Love Me” (Joytime Collective/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This collaboration debuted at #45 over the weekend. The trio is looking for their first top ten hit since late 2019.

OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Good 4 U” (Geffen/Interscope)
Album: Sour (2021)
Past T40 History: Rodrigo’s new one debuted at #36 on the survey over the weekend. It’s the third top 40 hit from her first album.

Next week: there are no new songs listed as impacting at the format after the holiday weekend.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 17-18, 2021)

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? These two songs will be impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CHEAT CODES featuring TINASHE, “Lean On Me” (300 Ent./Further.)
Album: Hellraisers, Part 1 (2021)
Past T40 History: Both the trio and Tinashe have three top 40 entries at the format, last appearing in 2018 and 2017, respectively.

MAJID JORDAN, “Waves Of Blue” (OVO Sound/Warner)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: In November 2013, the duo hit #5 on the pop chart in a featured role on Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”.

Next week: BTS butters up the panel with their highly-anticipated new single.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 4, 2021)

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: superstar Billie Eilish is happier than ever at the top of the adds report. Let’s add ’em up:

A “POWER” GRAB: Taken from her upcoming album Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish easily grabs the top spot on the adds report at Top 40 radio with “Your Power”, picking up 141 commitments in its first week. Unsurprisingly, the track also led this week’s report at Alternative radio, earning 48 adds there.

The numbers drop off significantly from there, with several new or emerging collaborations taking up the rest of the top four.

Charting singles from AJR, Kali Uchis and Lil Nas X 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 (ELEVEN)
1. BILLIE EILISH, “Your Power” (Darkroom/Interscope)
2. REGARD, TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE, “You” (Ministry Of Sound/Epic)
3. RITON x NIGHTCRAWLERS featuring MUFASA & HYPEMAN, “Friday” (RCA)
4. MAJOR LAZER featuring SIA & LABRINTH, “Titans” (Mad Decent)
5. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
6. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
7. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
8. DJ KHALED featuring POST MALONE, MEGAN THEE STALLION, LIL BABY & DABABY, “I Did It” (We The Best/Roc Nation/Epic)
8-T. POLO G, “Rapstar” (Columbia)
10-T. AJR, “Way Less Sad” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
10-T. ANITTA, “Girl From Rio” (Warner)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 3-4, 2021)

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? These two songs will be impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BILLIE EILISH, “Your Power” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: Happier Than Ever (2021)
Past T40 History: This song debuted at #34 on the Top 40 chart over the weekend, becoming Eilish’s seventh top 40 entry to date.

GIRL IN RED, “Serotonin” (AWAL/in2une)
Album: If I Could Make It Go Quiet (2021)
Past T40 History: This newcomer from Norway impacts here for the first time. Her song is rising in the top 15 at Alternative radio.

Next week: no additional songs are currently listed as impacting for next week.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 26-27, 2021)

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? This track is impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

MIMI WEBB, “Good Without” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Webb is a newcomer here. Her latest release has already entered the top 20 in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Next week: no additional songs are currently listed as impacting for next week.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 25, 2021)

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 survey is all about saving, so for the top records to the rescue, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

HAPPY “TEARS”: With a little help from a newly-released remix featuring Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd climbs a notch to #1 on the Top 40 radio chart. It’s his second chart-topper at the format from the album After Hours and his fourth overall.

Demi Lovato and Grande take the top new entry in the top 40 with “Met Him Last Night”, climbing from 44-38. It’s their 19th and 26th top 40 hits, respectively. Meanwhile, after two near-misses in the last five years, Sofia Carson finally scores her first top 40 hit on the pop chart with “Fool’s Gold”, advancing from 46-40.

Just missing the top 40 at #41, “You” crashes onto the chart, as Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae look to maintain their quick ascent through the spring. Jackson Wang is new to the survey with “LMLY” (short for “Leave Me Loving You”), which is off to a lovely start at #47 this week. One more collaboration reaches the top 50: “La Di Die”, performed by TikTok stars Nessa Barrett and Jxdn, at #48. Finally, the debut song at #50 this week recently topped the Alternative chart: “Follow You”, the latest from Imagine Dragons.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 20, 2021)

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: Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae have a great collaboration that you can view at the top of the list. Let’s add ’em up:

REGARDING THE REPORT: With a cool 43 adds on impact, Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae took the Most Added track at the Top 40 format this week with “You”. The collaboration follows McRae’s climb to the top of the pop chart last weekend with “You Broke Me First” in its 28th week in the top 40. Look for “You” to rank somewhere in the top 50 by this coming weekend. The single should also do fairly well at the Dance format, where it also takes the Most Added title this week.

Charting singles from Duncan Laurence, Justin Bieber and Kali Uchis 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. REGARD, TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE, “You” (Ministry Of Sound/Epic)
2. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
3. DOJA CAT featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
5. AJ MITCHELL, “Stop” (Epic)
6. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
7. DUNCAN LAURENCE, “Arcade” (Capitol)
8-T. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
8-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
10. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)

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