ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 9, 2019)

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: it’s all about the “Goodbyes”. No, not to summer or this weekly post, but a track that’s been lighting up the pop airwaves since the weekend. Let’s add ’em up:

THE BIGGEST POST OF THE SUMMER: With their first collaboration to chart at the pop format, Post Malone and Young Thug are saying hello to the top spot on the weekly adds report with “Goodbyes”, opening with 132 stations on impact. The song is also atop the log at the Rhythmic radio format, earning 51 stations there. The cut made its chart debut at #35 on the official update last Sunday and should see a nice climb this week following its robust add total.

Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD‘s “Hate Me” also scored a very solid 42 stations on impact and a second place finish. This tune also charted on Sunday, entering at #48, and should be well on its way towards the top 40 now. Yesterday, the single picked up ten stations at the Hot AC format, ranking in third place on that list.

Rounding out the top three and charging ahead with a total of 30 stations, Kaskade and Meghan Trainor‘s “With You” was also in good shape on the report.

Building titles from the Blanco Brown, the Jonas Brothers and Lewis Capaldi are among those rounding out the top ten.

Next week, Brown’s “The Git Up” should continue to dance its way into the five, though several collaborations are also in the mix.

1. POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG, “Goodbyes” (Republic)
2. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
3. KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR, “With You” (Columbia/Epic)
4-T. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
4-T. JONAS BROTHERS, “Only Human” (Republic)
6. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8. MARSHMELLO & KANE BROWN, “One Thing Right” (Joytime Collective/RCA)
9. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
10-T. SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO, “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
10-T. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA, “Call You Mine” (Disruptor/Columbia)
10-T. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 8-9, 2019)

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:

ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD – “Hate Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Goulding’s “Close To Me” spent a week at #2 in April, her highest-charting hit in four years. Will this rise to #1?

Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Kaskade’s single “Atmosphere” spent a week at #50 in September 2013, marking his only chart song here so far.

LIL NAS X – “Panini” (Columbia)
Album: 7 (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: With “Old Town Road” headed down after spending three weeks at #4, his follow-up release is being served hot.

POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG – “Goodbyes” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After two days of airplay, the collaboration debuted at #35 last Sunday. Malone’s scored ten top 40 hits thus far.

Next week: Blanco Brown gits his chance at the format with a new dance sensation, while the act Monsta X is looking for some monsta numbers for their first song to impact here. We’ll see if anyone else joins the pop party soon.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 7, 2019)

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. The barbecues might be over for a moment, but we’re still grilling some hits in the pop music world. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

STILL TALKING IT UP: Khalid‘s “Talk” remains at #1 for the third week on the Top 40 chart, marking his longest run to date at the top spot. He now has a total of seven weeks at the summit over three songs in a little under a year. Will the multi-format hit grab a fourth week here, or will someone else talk louder next Sunday? Stay tuned. Meanwhile, you can also find “Talk” at #2 on the chart at Rhythmic radio, while it also ranks at #4 and #10 on the Urban and Urban AC lists.

“Goodbyes” is one of three songs to say hello to the top 40 this week, as the Post Malone and Young Thug collaboration enters at #35 after its premiere on Friday. It’s the tenth top 40 entry for Malone and the second for Thug, both of whom have reached the top. Charting his 19th top 40 hit is Ed Sheeran, who bolts from 47-36 with “Beautiful People”. It features the aforementioned Khalid in his ninth top 40 appearance. It’s the third top 40 track in the past two months from Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project, due next week and expected to the lead the Billboard 200 list later this month. Also scoring the third top 40 entry from their former #1 album Happiness Begins, the Jonas Brothers jump from 48-38 with their ninth chart hit overall, “Only Human”.

Bouncing into the top 50 this week, we have six new tracks in the region. The highest of the five, at #43, comes from Zara Larsson with “All The Time”. Her last entry here, “Ruin My Life”, reached #16 in February. One notch below her, the viral track “The Git Up” marks the first chart appearance for Blanco Brown (no relation to Benny Blanco) at #44. If you’re still trying to learn the moves to the song, don’t worry, you’re not alone: even more listeners will be attempting their best cowboy boogie when “Git” impacts at the Country and Top 40 radio formats later this month. Speaking of the former, Country star Kane Brown makes it over to the pop list for the first time with his Marshmello collaboration “One Thing Right”, debuting at #45. Up next, Ellie Goulding blasts in with a collaboration with Juice WRLD called “Hate Me”, which starts at #48. The release impacts on Tuesday along with the Post Malone and Young Thug single that was noted earlier. Further entries this week come from the late Avicii and Aloe Blacc, who bow at #49 with “SOS”, and the Herve Pagez, Diplo and Charli XCX collaboration called “Spicy”, which sizzles at #50. Avicii and Blacc went to #1 for three weeks in October and November 2013 with “Wake Me Up”, though the latter artist wasn’t credited on it. “Spicy” takes on the classic “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls and interpolates it into a new version; the original track peaked at #4 for four weeks in March 1997.

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Seven

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

BENEDICT CORK – “Pray No More” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

We’re popping the Cork on another edition of the Rewind with the latest song from this amazing English singer and songwriter. It’s been only five weeks since he was last featured with “Breaking Hearts”, but his emotive vocals and soft pop sound are still on point.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
UNSECRET featuring SAM TINNESZ – “Lay Your Weapons Down”

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 7, 2019

“Can’t” wait for a second week.

38. Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil
37. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now
36. Dave Matthews Band featuring Brandi Carlile – Come Tomorrow | HIGHEST DEBUT

29. Zara Larsson – All The Time (34)
24. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (30)
22. James TW – Incredible (29) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
(see #8 below)

10. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (05) | PEAK: #04
08. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (14) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Keane – The Way I Feel (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Bastille – Joy (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (1)
2. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (4)
3. Noah Kahan – Cynic (5)
4. Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD – Hate Me (8)
5. BBMak – Bullet Train (6)
6. Westlife – Dynamite (-)
7. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (3)
8. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (-)
9. Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri – Simple Things (-)
10. LIVVIA – Dizzy (9)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own
Daughtry – As You Are
Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid – Beautiful People
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Kygo & Whitney Houston – Higher Love
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave
Live – Hold Me Up
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better
Stephen Puth – Look Away (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand

Chart Notes:

  • Shawn Mendes‘s big hit “If I Can’t Have You” remains at #1 on my personal chart for a second week, while it continues to rise at several radio formats. Meanwhile, three new tracks make it onto the chart: the highest, checking in at #36, is an updated version of “Come Tomorrow” by the Dave Matthews Band with Brandi Carlile. Late last year, the group peaked at #6 on my list with “Again And Again”. Rob Thomas debuts at #37 with “Can’t Help Me Now”, his follow-up to “One Less Day (Dying Young)”, a recent #2 entry that’s still in the top 20. Finally, at #38, the third top 40 title from Head Above Water arrives: that’s “I Fell In Love With The Devil” by Avril Lavigne. The title track from the set earned a week at the summit late last year.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 4, 2004

Not “Out” of big hits.

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 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 4, 2004…

39. KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway”
38. TOBY LIGHTMAN, “Real Love”
37. SKYE SWEETNAM, “Tangled Up In Me”
34. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985”
(see #2 below)

Biggest Mover(s):
MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (30-18, twelve spots)

10. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

09. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (steady, second week)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. HILARY & HAYLIE DUFF, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (steady, second week)
Album: A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

07. MIS-TEEQ, “Scandalous” (down 2)
Album: Mis-Teeq (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5

06. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (steady, second week)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (down 3)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, Or Music/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

03. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (debut)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six 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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 5, 2019

A joyful holiday week of hits.

After all those hamburgers and hot dogs, you need some new releases for the holiday weekend! Here are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

MARSHMELLO – Joytime III (iTunes)
Features: “Rescue Me”, a collaboration with A Day To Remember that’s earning minor airplay at Alternative radio

Notable albums out this week: Ailee‘s Butterfly (iTunes), Jaden‘s ERYS (Deluxe) (iTunes), Machine Gun Kelly‘s Hotel Diablo (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Rosalia‘s F**king Money Man (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1 Time”, Jeezy (iTunes)
“All The Time (Don Diablo Remix)”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Another One Down”, Richard Marx (iTunes)
“Best Part Of Me”, Ed Sheeran featuring YEBBA (iTunes)
“Blow”, Ed SheeranBruno Mars & Chris Stapleton (iTunes)
“Castles (Acoustic)”, Freya Ridings (iTunes)
“Dance In The Dark”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Donkey Kosh (Demo)” + “My Best Dress (Demo)”, Florence + The Machine (iTunes)
“Dynamite”, Westlife (iTunes)
“Find U Again (MK Remix)”, Mark Ronson featuring Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Getting Started”, Aloe Blacc featuring JID (iTunes)
“Glory To The Veins”, Raphael Saadiq featuring Ernest Turner (iTunes)
“Gone 2 Long (Choir Version)”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“Goodbyes”, Post Malone featuring Young Thug (iTunes)
“Gulf Coast Girl”, Caroline Jones & The Pelicanaires featuring Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Lukas Nelson & Mac McAnally (iTunes)
“Happy Days”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“Instagram”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike featuring David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha & Afro Bros (iTunes)
“It Don’t Matter”, Jacob Collier featuring JoJo (iTunes)
“Lay Your Weapons Down”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Lights”, BTS (iTunes)
“Let Me Be”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Lift Me Up”, Dirty Heads (iTunes)
“Live Forever”, Stafford Brothers featuring Lexy Panterra & Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Love Me Or Leave Me Alone”, Beachwood (iTunes)
“Mamacita”, Jason Derulo featuring Farruko (iTunes)
“Medicine”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Middle Of Nowhere”, Felix Sandman (iTunes)
“Miracle (Michael Calfan Remix)”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“More Than Friends”, Mokita (iTunes)
“My One”, Wiley featuring Tory Lanez, Kranium & Dappy (iTunes)
“Not OK (Frank Walker Remix)”, Kygo featuring Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Obsessed (Acoustic)”, Ina Wroldsen & Dynoro (iTunes)
“Phone Numbers”, Dominic Fike (iTunes)
“Pray No More”, Benedict Cork (iTunes)
“Rotate (Clockwise)”, Rak-Su (iTunes)
“Ruins”, Gabriella Cilmi (iTunes)
“Same Blood”, Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Sauce”, Remi Wolf (iTunes)
“Simmer”, Mahalia featuring Burna Boy (iTunes)
“So Am I”, Ava Max featuring NCT 127 (iTunes)
“So Caught Up”, The Teskey Brothers (iTunes)
“Spirit”, Isaiah (iTunes)
“Summer Days (Lost Frequencies Remix)”, Martin Garrix featuring Macklemore & Patrick Stump (iTunes)
“Talk About You”, Benjamin Rihan (iTunes)
“The Way That You Love Me”, Vera Blue (iTunes)
“Time Won’t Go Slowly”, Snow Patrol (iTunes)
“Touched”, Tyron Hapi featuring Roy Bing & Carla Wehbe (iTunes)
“Waking Up”, MJ Cole & Cedric Gervais featuring Freya Ridings (iTunes)
“When The Party’s Over (Live)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Will We Talk?”, Sam Fender (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Ed Sheeran, K.Flay and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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