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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.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 5-6, 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 six releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DUA LIPA featuring DABABY – “Levitating” (Warner)
Album: Future Nostalgia (2020)
Past T40 History: She has scored a pair of #1 singles so far from her most recent album. This cut, now in the top 50, could be next.

MEGAN THEE STALLION featuring YOUNG THUG – “Don’t Stop” (1501 Certified Ent,/300 Ent.)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: In July, the lead performer’s hit “Savage” got as high as #6 at the Top 40 format, her highest chart entry to date.

POP SMOKE – “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)
Album: Shoot for the Stars, Aim For The Moon (2020)
Past T40 History: Despite several charting releases at the Rhythmic and Urban formats, the late performer has never ranked here.

SALEM ILESE – “Mad At Disney” (10K Projects/Caroline-Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Her first tune to impact here, which is receiving some early airplay, recently went viral on the video app TikTok.

SHAWN MENDES – “Wonder” (Island/Republic)
Album: Wonder (2020)
Past T40 History: With only two days of airplay, “Wonder” has reached the top 30 at the format, becoming his tenth top 40 single.

WHY DON’T WE – “Fallin'” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The group is going for their fifth top 40 hit here. Their last chart single, “What Am I”, reached #19 in December.

Tell all your friends: “My Ex’s Best Friend” looks to have a good session next Tuesday for Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 28-29, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALI GATIE featuring ALESSIA CARA – “Welcome Back” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Gatie and Cara’s most recent chart entries here peaked at #34 and #28, respectively, during the past 12 months.

TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A. – “Franchise” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This collaboration charted just outside the top 50 for yesterday’s official update, but it’ll debut by next weekend.

Why Don’t We will have one of the songs fallin’ onto the adds report next week with their new release.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 21-22, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

JUSTIN BIEBER featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER – “Holy” (Def Jam)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The big collaboration is already in the top 40 at the format, becoming Bieber’s 30th such entry here since 2009.

SAM SMITH – “Diamonds” (Capitol)
Album: Love Goes (2020)
Past T40 History: “Diamonds” is already shining brightly at the pop format. It’s Smith’s third top 40 single of 2020 and 15th total.

Let’s welcome back Ali Gatie and Alessia Cara to the Top 40 format: their newly-released collaboration impacts next week.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 14-15, 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 three tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BEA MILLER – “Feel Something” (Hollywood)
Album: Quarantine (EP) (2020)
Past T40 History: Miller has reached the top 50 with three songs. 2014’s “Young Blood” peaked at #38, her sole top 40 entry here.

MADISON BEER – “Baby” (Access/Epic)
Album: Life Support (2020)
Past T40 History: Beer has reached the top 40 twice at this format, but her most recent single (“Good In Goodbye”) stalled at #42.

MARSHMELLO & DEMI LOVATO – “OK Not To Be OK” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The big collaboration started at #43 on Sunday’s published chart. It also made the top 50 on the Hot AC survey.

Nothing is currently listed as impacting at the format next Tuesday.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 31-September 1, 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 three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BLACKPINK & SELENA GOMEZ – “Ice Cream” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: In May 2019, the popular K-pop girl group peaked at #47 on the Top 40 chart with their single “Kill This Love”.

CALVIN HARRIS x THE WEEKND – “Over Now” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This collaboration entered the top 50 on Sunday’s published chart. Harris last reached the top ten here in 2018.

JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK – “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Corry is new to this format. In May 2016, MNEK went to #5 with “Never Forget You”, a duet with Zara Larsson.

Nothing is currently listed as impacting at the format following the Labor Day weekend.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 24-25, 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 three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BTS – “Dynamite” (BigHit/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The popular K-pop band just earned their sixth top 40 song at the format, which now sits just below the top 30.

DIXIE D’AMELIO – “Be Happy” (Dam Fam/HITCO)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: D’Amelio should be really happy, in fact, as this is the TikTok star’s first single to ever impact at a radio format.

JXDN – “Angels & Demons” (DTA/EMG)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Another notable TikTok user is impacting here this week. On Alternative radio, “So What!” is new to the top 50.

Next week, BLACKPINK is in your area and serving some “Ice Cream” (and a bit of adds action) with Selena Gomez.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 17-18, 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 three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DAN + SHAY – “I Should Probably Go To Bed” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The popular duo’s fourth crossover single is already in the top 30 on both the Country and Hot AC radio charts.

DRAKE featuring LIL DURK – “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Drake should easily score his 31st top 40 hit on the pop list in the next few weeks. Lil Durk is new to the format.

MILEY CYRUS – “Midnight Sky” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After a solid entry at #41 on last Sunday’s published update, this will become her 13th top 40 hit on the pop list.

Next week, the highly-anticipated new single from K-pop stars BTS will be exploding like dynamite on the Top 40 adds report.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 10-11, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CARDI B featuring MEGAN THEE STALLION – “WAP” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: With nearly a dozen top 40 songs between them at the format, the filthy collaboration should get the panel wet.

SAWEETIE – “Tap In” (ICY/Artistry/Warner)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After a slow run up the Top 40 chart, this artist’s first crossover song “My Type” reached #23 in mid-December.

Next week, country crossover duo Dan + Shay make their beds and a run at adds glory on Tuesday’s official report.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 3-4, 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 three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BILLIE EILISH – “My Future” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This tune is already at #35 as of last Sunday’s published update, becoming Eilish’s fifth top 40 hit at the format.

J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY – “Un Día (One Day)” (UMLE/Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Last month, Lipa earned her second #1 hit in 2020 with “Break My Heart”. Will this collaboration be her third?

TATE MCRAE – “You Broke Me First” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The performer is new to the Top 40 format, but she’s managed a few radio hits in her native Canada since 2019.

Next week, Saweetie hopes that pop programmers tap the “add” button for her single “Tap In”, which is now in the top 20 on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts.

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