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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 22-23, 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 two songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: Known for his run on American Idol earlier this year, Boone’s first radio single is earning airplay at several formats.

YOUNG THUG featuring POST MALONE & A$AP ROCKY, “Livin’ It Up” (YSL/300 Ent.)
Album: Punk (2021)
Past T40 History: This new collaboration comes from Young Thug’s recent #1 album. It recently reached the top 60 at the pop format.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 21, 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 a musical and monetary experience, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

THE KID STAYS AROUND: Back at the #1 spot on the chart, The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber score an 11th nonconsecutive week at the summit with “Stay”. The smash extends its reign as the longest-running #1 tune at the Top 40 format this year. “Stay” is also a week away from tying the plays-per-week era record for the most weeks at #1 on the survey, a feat established by Donna Lewis in November 1996 with “I Love You Always Forever”.

The duo Silk Sonic (consisting of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) rises from 44-28 on the chart with “Smokin’ Out The Window”, the third top 40 hit from the duo’s An Evening With Silk Sonic album. Individually, it’s their 24th and third chart entries, respectively. Up 46-39, “Message In A Bottle” gives Taylor Swift her 34th top 40 single to date. The song can be found on Red (Taylor’s Version), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

LISA is counting coins and chart positions, as she lands at #43 with “Money”. It’s the first solo appearance for the BLACKPINK member. A remix of “Do It To It” starts at #46, as producer ACRAZE makes his debut. The tune also soars from 4-1 on the Dance radio chart. The group who originally sang it (Cherish) is credited in a featured role: their original track reached #6 in August 2006. Finally, “The Weekend” is new to the top 50, as the collective 88rising and soloist Bibi settle into the #50 spot.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 7, 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 new songs and statistics you need right now, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

THE TEN (WEEK) SPOT: It’s November and The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber are still holding strong atop the pop radio chart. They extend their stay at the summit, as “Stay” remains at #1 for a tenth week. It’s now about 940 spins ahead of the song in the runner-up spot.

Post Malone and The Weeknd have the top entry on this week’s chart with “One Right Now”, which starts at #27. The song is the 16th top 40 hit for Malone and the 22nd for The Weeknd, who just entered the chart last weekend in a collaboration with Swedish House Mafia. In with his recent viral dance song, Nigeria’s CKay rises from 41-38 on the chart with “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)”, his first entry. Lastly, Troye Sivan makes a move from 42-39 with “Angel Baby”. It’s his seventh top 40 hit since 2016.

New to the top 50, the reunited Sean Paul and Sia come in at #49 with “Dynamite”. Five years ago, Paul was featured on a popular remix of Sia’s “Cheap Thrills”, which spent six weeks at #1 on the pop chart that summer. One spot lower, the act Silk Sonic (featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) checks in at #50 with “Smokin’ Out The Window”, the new single from An Evening With Silk Sonic.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 6, 2005

“Feeling” like a flashback?

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 16 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 6, 2005…

Debuts:
40. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Feeling Good”
39. CARRIE UNDERWOOD, “Some Hearts”

Biggest Mover(s):
KELLY CLARKSON, “Gone” (up 31-19, twelve spots)

10. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Boyfriend” (up 4)
Album: I Am Me (2005, Geffen Records)
Peak: #9

09. SHERYL CROW, “Good Is Good” (down 1)
Album: Wildflower (2005, A&M Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

08. JAMIE CULLUM, “Get Your Way” (down 1)
Album: Catching Tales (2005, Verve Records)
Peak: #4

07. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (down 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2005, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) + #1 for ten weeks (2006)

06. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (up 3)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

05. MADONNA, “Hung Up” (down 2)
Album: Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (up 1)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2005, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

03. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH and THE WRECKERS, “I’m Feeling You” (up 1)
Album: All That I Am (2005, Arista Records)
Peak: #3

02. DARREN HAYES, “So Beautiful” (down 1)
Album: Truly Madly Completely: The Best Of Savage Garden (2005, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. KELLY CLARKSON, “Because Of You” (up 1)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 25-26, 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:

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
Album: Paradise Again (2022)
Past T40 History: The trio’s new single, the likely second chart entry from their upcoming album, just missed the top 50 last weekend.

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 5, 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: the pop radio universe is revolving around Coldplay and BTS. Let’s add ’em up:

A UNIVERSAL REPORT: After starting in second place last week, “My Universe” earned another 38 adds this week, as Coldplay and BTS have the Most Added song at the Top 40 format. The collaboration entered at #32 on the survey this past weekend and flew to #1 on the Hot 100 update from earlier this week. Last week’s leader from Lil Nas X fell to second place, as “That’s What I Want” picked up 34 more adds.

The first track to impact at the format from the K-pop group TWICE was just behind them at 32 adds this week, with “The Feels” coming in third place. At 28 adds and a fourth place start, Trevor Daniel is in with “Alone”, which he hopes will become his second #1 hit to date.

Rounding out the top five and moving up from last week’s report, The Anxiety (the duo of Willow and Tyler Cole) secured an additional 24 adds for “Meet Me At Our Spot”.

Charting singles from GIVĒON and the Jonas Brothers 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. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
2. LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
3. TWICE, “The Feels” (JYP/Republic)
4. TREVOR DANIEL, “Alone” (Alamo/RCA)
5. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
6. JONAS BROTHERS, “Who’s In Your Head” (Republic)
7. DRAKE featuring FUTURE & YOUNG THUG, “Way 2 Sexy” (OVO/Republic)
8-T. BBNO$ featuring RICH BRIAN, “Edamame” (Mtheory/Further.)
8-T. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
8-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 27-28, 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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
Album: Music Of The Spheres (2021)
Past T40 History: This new release should easily become the 14th top 40 hit for Coldplay on the Top 40 list and the ninth for BTS.

GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This performer led the Top 40 list for four weeks earlier this year assisting Justin Bieber on the track “Peaches”.

LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
Album: Montero (2021)
Past T40 History: Lil Nas X just picked up his sixth top 40 hit with this song, which is also the third from his new album Montero.

THE ANXIETY, “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
Album: The Anxiety (2020)
Past T40 History: This duo features Willow, who holds in the top 50 on the list with her Travis Barker-assisted “Transparentsoul”.

TROYE SIVAN, “Angel Baby” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Sivan was recently featured on “You”, a collaboration with Regard that reached the top ten on the list in August.

Next week: Charli XCX impacts with her latest single… and it’s a good one.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 21, 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: the Jonas Brothers are in your head and the top spot on the adds report. Let’s add ’em up:

“WHO’S” AT NUMBER ONE: The latest single from the Jonas Brothers got a head start on the competition and took the top spot on this week’s log. “Who’s In Your Head” secured 89 stations on impact at the Top 40 format, adding onto the 22 stations that it received at the Hot AC format yesterday in a second place finish. Look for the song to make a larger move on both charts this week.

In second place, Lil Nas X had a want for adds, as “That’s What I Want” picked up 51 of them ahead of its official impact. Later this month, the song will become the third top 40 single from his recent album Montero, which is expected to debut at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Charting singles from Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran and Walker Hayes 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. JONAS BROTHERS, “Who’s In Your Head” (Republic)
2. LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
3. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Ghost” (Def Jam)
4. DRAKE featuring FUTURE & YOUNG THUG, “Way 2 Sexy” (OVO/Republic)
5. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)
6. ED SHEERAN, “Shivers” (Atlantic)
7-T. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)
7-T. MONSTA X, “One Day” (Starship Ent./BMG)
9. NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)
10. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Justified” (MCA Nashville/Interscope)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 19, 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 way 2 many stats on this week’s new update, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

“STAY” AWHILE: For the third consecutive week, The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber have the #1 tune on the Top 40 chart with “Stay”. Though the collaboration loses spins for the first time this week, it’s still about 2,000 spins ahead of the song in the runner-up position.

This week’s top debut also belongs to Bieber with “Ghost”, his 37th top 40 hit to date, which bows at #34. Debuting at #37, Drake leaps onto the chart with the Future and Young Thug-assisted “Way 2 Sexy”, which recently entered at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The release from Certified Lover Boy is the 32nd top 40 hit for Drake and sixth for both featured artists. Rising from 44-39, “Chasing Stars” is now in the top 40 for Alesso, Marshmello and James Bay, which also ranks in the top 30 on the Hot AC list. At the pop format, the song marks their fourth, 12th and second top 40 hits, respectively. Lastly, Madison Beer lifts from 43-40 with “Reckless”, her fourth top 40 entry to date.

From his recent chart-topping album Donda, “Hurricane” is in at #45 on the list for Kanye West, The Weeknd and Lil Baby. Speaking of babies, “Woo Baby” checks in at #47 for the late Pop Smoke and Chris Brown. The tune is currently moving up in the top ten at Rhythmic radio, where “Hurricane” is just outside the top 20. Finally, the Jonas Brothers sneak in at #50 this week with “Who’s In Your Head”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 14, 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: Ed Sheeran gave the Top 40 format the shivers with his Most Added hit. Let’s add ’em up:

KEEP YOUR ED UP: It was another super start on the Top 40 adds report for the second radio single from Ed Sheeran’s upcoming album =. With 149 stations in its first week, “Shivers” was easily the Most Added song at the Top 40 format, which follows a #36 debut on the chart over the weekend. The tune also dominated at the Hot AC radio format yesterday, securing a robust 57 adds there. “Bad Habits” holds in the top three on both charts.

Justin Bieber is off to a fairly nice start with his new single from the Justice album, which he recently performed on the MTV Video Music Awards. “Ghost” picked up 63 new stations this week and a second place finish. The track debuted at #49 on last Sunday’s published update and a larger jump is expected by this weekend. It also landed in fifth place at the Hot AC format with nine early adds yesterday.

With his recent #1 entry on the Billboard Hot 100, Drake settled into third place on the report with the Future and Young Thug-assisted “Way 2 Sexy”. It secured 48 adds during the session. It was also the Most Added song at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats this week. A second week at #1 looks very likely for its parent album Certified Lover Boy.

Charting singles from Doja Cat, Tai Verdes and Walker Hayes 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. ED SHEERAN, “Shivers” (Atlantic)
2. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Ghost” (Def Jam)
3. DRAKE featuring FUTURE & YOUNG THUG, “Way 2 Sexy” (OVO/Republic)
4. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)
5. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)
6. NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)
7. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Justified” (MCA Nashville/Interscope)
8-T. KANYE WEST featuring THE WEEKND & LIL BABY, “Hurricane” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam)
8-T. WIZKID featuring TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
10. TAI VERDES, “A-O-K” (Last Nite/Arista)

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