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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 23, 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: Taylor Swift opens her bottle of bops for a refreshing record at the top. Let’s add ’em up:

A “MESSAGE” TO THE FORMAT: In addition to the 56 adds she earned last week, Taylor Swift managed another 31 stations at the Top 40 format this week for “Message In A Bottle”, the current radio single from the #1 album Red (Taylor’s Version). The tune flew from 46-39 on the chart last weekend. Swift also topped the adds report at Hot AC radio yesterday with 34 new stations there. Her song currently sits in the top 30 at that format, jumping from 41-26 last weekend.

Newcomer and former American Idol alum Benson Boone was just behind Swift with 28 adds on impact for “Ghost Town”. The viral song from TikTok will soon become his first top 40 hit. Boone was tied for second place at Hot AC radio yesterday with a dozen new stations.

Charting singles from ACRAZE, Pitbull and Silk Sonic returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session. Happy Thanksgiving!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Message In A Bottle” (Republic)
2. BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
3. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
4. SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
5-T. PITBULL featuring ANTHONY WATTS & DJWS, “I Feel Good” (Mr. 305)
5-T. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
7-T. ADELE, “Oh My God” (Melted Stone/Columbia)
7-T. ALYA, “Pleasure Is Mine” (Ind.)
9. 88RISING & BIBI, “The Weekend” (88rising/12Tone)
10-T. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
10-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
10-T. LISA, “Money” (YG Ent./Interscope)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 16, 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: Silk Sonic is still on fire with their smokin’ song. Let’s add ’em up:

“WINDOW” TO THE TOP: The new duo of Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) saw a soulful ascent to the lead position on the adds report with “Smokin’ Out The Window”, picking up 61 stations during the session for a two-week total of 103 adds. The song marks the third charting hit from An Evening With Silk Sonic, which climbed from 50-44 on this past weekend’s official update.

The two men landed just ahead of Taylor Swift, who earned 56 adds and the runner-up spot for “Message In A Bottle”. The song from Red (Taylor’s Version) barely eked out a win at the Hot AC format yesterday, where it finished with 15 adds. The re-recorded version of her 2012 album is expected to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart this weekend.

Charting singles from CHLÖE, GIVĒON and Oliver Tree 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. SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Message In A Bottle” (Republic)
3. POST MALONE & THE WEEKND, “One Right Now” (Republic)
4. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
5-T. OLIVER TREE, “Life Goes On” (Atlantic)
5-T. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
7. LISA, “Money” (YG Ent./Interscope)
8. BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
9. BLXST & TYGA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Chosen” (Red Bull/Evgle/in2une)
10-T. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
10-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 15-16, 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 a top title impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: In August 2006, the original “Do It To It” became the highest-ranking song for Cherish, hitting #6 on the pop chart.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 14, 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 all the top titles that keep the music industry afloat, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

BABY’S FIRST WEEK: After sitting it out at #2 for the past four weeks, “Industry Baby” becomes the new #1 song at the Top 40 format. It marks the second chart-topper this year for Lil Nas X and the first for Jack Harlow. The Columbia label now claims the top three spots on the chart: The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber drop from 1-2 with “Stay” after ten weeks at the summit, while Adele‘s “Easy On Me” blasts from 8-3.

Format newcomer Oliver Tree branches out and soars from 44-36 with “Life Goes On”. It’s his first hit to rank on the Top 40 chart, but he’s already seen some action for a couple of past releases on the Alternative chart. Up from 42-38, “Faking Love” pairs Anitta and Saweetie for their second and fifth top 40 hits at the format, respectively. Finally, Imagine Dragons return to the Top 40 chart with “Follow You”, rising from 43-40. It’s their 11th entry to date and first since the spring of 2019.

The only new tune in the top 50 is one that earned most of its airplay on Friday: “Message In A Bottle”, entering at #46 for Taylor Swift. It’s included on Red (Taylor’s Version), a re-recorded release of her 2012 album, which will debut atop the Billboard 200 chart later this month.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 9, 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: Post Malone and The Weeknd have the right song to lead the report. Let’s add ’em up:

“ONE” IS ONE: Post Malone and The Weeknd easily earned the Most Added slot on the report with “One Right Now”, picking up 147 adds on impact. The collaboration also managed a notable 50 stations in its first week at the Rhythmic format, leading that log as well. “One” also took fourth place on the reports at both the Hot AC and Urban formats this week with 11 and 18 adds, respectively.

The duo Silk Sonic (featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) settled into second place with 42 adds for “Smokin’ Out The Window” at the Top 40 format. The tune had an additional 14 adds at the Hot AC format yesterday, where it tied for the runner-up position.

Charting singles from Billie Eilish, GIVĒON and Oliver Tree 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. POST MALONE & THE WEEKND, “One Right Now” (Republic)
2. SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
3. NEIKED, MAE MULLER & POLO G, “Better Days” (Capitol)
4. LISA, “Money” (YG Ent./Interscope)
5. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
6-T. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
6-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
6-T. OLIVER TREE, “Life Goes On” (Atlantic)
9. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
10. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 8-9, 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 are three songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

LISA, “Money” (YG Ent./Interscope)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: Lisa, who has previously charted as a member of BLACKPINK, currently ranks just below the top 50 with this track.

POST MALONE & THE WEEKND, “One Right Now” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: This song was the top debut on last weekend’s list, entering at #27. It’s their 16th and 22nd top 40 hits, respectively.

SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
Album: An Evening With Silk Sonic (2021)
Past T40 History: Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak are aiming for the third top 40 entry from their forthcoming debut album as a duo.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 2, 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: NEIKED, Mae Muller and Polo G spend several more days on top of the report. Let’s add ’em up:

EVEN “BETTER” NOW: For the second consecutive week, “Better Days” takes the Most Added title at the Top 40 radio format, as the big collaboration from NEIKED, Mae Muller and Polo G picks up 54 more adds. It debuted at #28 on last weekend’s published chart and will fly into the top 20 soon. The song is seeing little activity outside of the format, with just a handful of Rhythmic adds coming in since last week.

Most of the activity trailed off from there, but emerging singles from Charli XCX, Chlöe and Oliver Tree also had solid performances.

Charting singles from CKay, Pitbull and The Anxiety 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. NEIKED, MAE MULLER & POLO G, “Better Days” (Capitol)
2. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
3-T. OLIVER TREE, “Life Goes On” (Atlantic)
3-T. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
5. PITBULL featuring ANTHONY WATTS & DJWS, “I Feel Good” (Mr. 305)
6. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
7. CHARLI XCX, “Good Ones” (Atlantic/EMG)
8-T. ANITTA featuring SAWEETIE, “Faking Love” (Warner)
8-T. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
10-T. 88RISING & BIBI, “The Weekend” (88rising/12Tone)
10-T. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 1-2, 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 the one single impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: A week ago, the song moved from 41-39 on the survey, becoming the first chart entry for the 23-year-old performer.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 26, 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: a TikTok-fueled single from NEIKED, Mae Muller and Polo G has some big days to come at the format. Let’s add ’em up:

“BETTER” TOGETHER: After a recent viral run on TikTok, the Top 40 format is appreciating some “Better Days” ahead due to NEIKED, Mae Muller and Polo G, whose collaboration took the top spot on the adds report with 87 stations on impact. The track is expected to have a fairly high debut in the top 40 by the weekend, which will be the first charting hit for both NEIKED and Muller here. It also comes five years after NEIKED last impacted at the Top 40 format with the Dyo-assisted “Sexual”, which did not chart.

In second place, the current collaboration from Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd also finished well for its impact date. “Moth To A Flame” fluttered with 54 stations this week. It should also see a good ascent by the weekend, as the group prepares for their second top 40 entry from an upcoming album titled Paradise Again.

Charting singles from CKay, GIVĒON and The Anxiety 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. NEIKED, MAE MULLER & POLO G, “Better Days” (Capitol)
2. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
3. PITBULL featuring ANTHONY WATTS & DJWS, “I Feel Good” (Mr. 305)
4. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
5. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
6. OLIVER TREE, “Life Goes On” (Atlantic)
7. BBNO$ featuring RICH BRIAN, “Edamame” (Mtheory/Further.)
8. ANITTA featuring SAWEETIE, “Faking Love” (Warner)
9-T. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
9-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
9-T. TREVOR DANIEL, “Alone” (Alamo/RCA)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 24, 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 the top songs and performers, both old and Yung, let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

KID PLUS 8: “Stay” earns an eighth week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart, as The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber continue their run with the longest-running #1 song of 2021 at the Top 40 format. It also remains atop the Hot AC radio chart, now in its third week there.

We’ve seen a pair of top 40 hits from Elton John (1981) and Emblem3 (2013) about a girl named “Chloe” and now the performer who bills herself simply as Chlöe enters the top 40 for the first time. “Have Mercy” moves from 41-39 this week, as the tune continues to approach the top ten on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts. Meanwhile, Trevor Daniel jumps from 42-40 with his third top 40 song thus far, “Alone”. It interpolates “Better Off Alone”, the only chart hit at the format for Alice Deejay, which spent four weeks at #19 in the spring and summer of 2000.

In the top 50, Anitta and Sweetie lead four new entries in the region with “Faking Love”, which starts at #47. One spot lower, Charli XCX is in with “Good Ones” at #48. Her new release also appears in the top 50 on the Hot AC chart this week at #47, but with a significantly lower spin total. Imagine Dragons re-enter at #49 with “Follow You”, a former #1 hit on the Alternative radio chart from earlier this year. On the Top 40 chart, the track peaked at #47 in the late spring and hasn’t ranked in the top 50 since June. Lastly, at #50, Yung Bleu starts with the Chris Brown and 2 Chainz-assisted “Baddest”, a current top five hit on the Rhythmic and Urban charts.

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