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

KATY PERRY – “Never Really Over” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Her third top 40 song of the year and 27th overall had a nice debut in the top 30 on last Sunday’s published list.

MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO – “Find U Again” (RCA)
Album: Late Night Feelings (2019)
Past T40 History: This is Ronson and Cabello’s first collaboration to date. Together, they have five #1 singles overall at the format.

THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA – “Call You Mine” (Columbia)
Album: World War Joy (2019)
Past T40 History: The EDM duo has placed two songs in the top ten so far this year. Will this tune with Rexha become their third?

Next week: Russ fights a “Civil War” with the panel, but there are more fighters to come…

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 (June 2, 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. Want some splashy June tunes? We have so many jumping into the chart waters these days. For all the latest info, let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THEY’RE BACK, SUCKERS: After two weeks out of the top spot, “Sucker” by Jonas Brothers returns to #1 for a fifth week. It’s not unusual to see this kind of thing happen at the format now: this is the sixth time since the spring of 2016 that a single has earned at least a week at the top, fallen out for one week or more and then re-emerged at the summit. The band’s “Cool” has also received its second wind, moving from 15-14 with a larger gain in spins after appearing to stall out for the second half of May. With the trio’s new Happiness Begins album due on Friday, look for more smiles to pop up soon. (Feel free to fangirl like it’s 2008.)

Katy Perry earns this week’s Highest Debut at #29 with her 27th top 40 hit, “Never Really Over”. Perry is also featured on the song that moves up a notch to #17 this week: a remix of “Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee and Snow. “Never” also jumps in at #24 on this week’s Hot AC update, with more minor airplay at a handful of other formats. Lizzo soars from 47-33 with “Truth Hurts”, becoming her second top 40 hit at the format. “Juice”, her first entry at the format, has been pulled in favor of the surging “Truth”. It peaked at #25 two weeks ago. DJ Khaled and SZA also start their top 40 run here with “Just Us”, climbing from 42-36. This is the ninth tune from the former and the fourth for the latter to reach the region.

This week’s one new top 50 entry sneaks in at #50: “Carry On” is the first collaboration from Kygo and Rita Ora. The track is taken from the film Pokémon Detective Pikachu and is the first Pokémon-affiliated title to reach the chart in nearly 20 years.

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Two

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 – “Breaking Hearts” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

One of the sweetest voices in soft pop as of recent returns to the Rewind for his third time with another gorgeous tune. Cork, who is currently based in London, hits all the right notes with an emotional vocal and tender sound. It continues to be a good year for him.

KIM PETRAS – “Do Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Tenth appearance

Yes, you’ve been seeing a lot of Kim Petras tunes on here lately, so why not add one more to the mix? (Hey, I can’t help it if she’s out with some great music.) No need to worry, R&B fans, Petras isn’t remaking a certain Bell Biv DeVoe song: this is a pure pop winner.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
KYAN PALMER & NICOPOP. featuring JOHNNY MAC – “What U Like”
RYAN PULFORD – “Hurts To Fall”
VÉRITÉ – “Gone”
XYLØ“Yes & No”

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 2, 2019

MEet the new #1 song.

40. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway
32. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again
28. Katy Perry – Never Really Over | HIGHEST DEBUT

33. James Arthur – Falling Like The Stars (39)
31. Barns Courtney – You And I (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
19. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

10. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (07) | PEAK: #07
09. Noah Kahan – Mess (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (11) | PEAK: #08
07. P!nk – Walk Me Home (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Lizzo – Juice (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (3)
2. James TW – Incredible (1)
3. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (4)
4. Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Ever Let Em (2)
5. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (6)
6. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (9)
7. OneRepublic – Rescue Me (-)
8. Zara Larsson – WOW (8)
9. X Ambassadors – Hold You Down (-)
10. BBMak – Bullet Train (10)

In The Mix:
Collective Soul – Right As Rain
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Live – Hold Me Up (new)
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Earning a record-breaking ninth #1 single on my personal chart, Taylor Swift‘s “ME!” (featuring Brendon Urie) rises from 2-1 this week. It’s the first track to be released from her forthcoming album, due sometime later this year. Urie also ranks at #1 for the second week in a row: “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by his band Panic! At The Disco, last week’s chart-topper, drops to #3. Further down, Swift’s one-time rival Katy Perry earns this week’s Highest Debut at #28 with “Never Really Over”, which also scores a splashy top 30 debut on the Hot AC and Top 40 charts. Its entry marks Perry’s first song to appear in my top 40 this year, though her collaborations with Daddy Yankee and Zedd received solid airplay at several radio formats in the last few months. Also checking in with a notable debut at #32, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” brings the legendary Elton John back to the top 40 with newcomer Taron Egerton, who portrays John in the new movie Rocketman. In the process, John, who is now 72, becomes one of the oldest performers to enter my list: he’s about six months younger than Rod Stewart was when his updated version of “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” (with DNCE) debuted in September 2017. Finally, at #40, P!nk and Chris Stapleton make the top 40 with a hit off the former’s album Hurts 2B Human called “Love Me Anyway”. The song is receiving airplay from several stations on the Country radio panel.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 1, 2014

“Home” is where the chart is.

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 1, 2014…

39. JESSE MCCARTNEY, “Superbad”

Biggest Movers:
JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (35-28, eight spots)

10. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (up 3)
Album: I Wanna Feel (single) (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

09. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (down 2)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (down 2)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (up 2)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (up 2)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (steady, second week)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

04. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (steady, second week)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (steady, third week)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (steady, third week)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 31, 2019

Rhett’s still a good bet.

Saying this week is a big one for new releases would be an understatement: it’s absolutely massive. From country kings to pop queens, here are the top new albums and singles hitting the market:

THOMAS RHETT – Center Point Road (iTunes)
Features: “Look What God Gave Her”, a top ten hit on the Country radio chart that also ranks in the top 30 on the Hot AC chart

Notable albums out this week: Calboy‘s Wildboy (iTunes), Denzel Curry‘s ZUU (iTunes), Hootie & The Blowfish‘s Cracked Rear View (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (iTunes), Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band‘s The Traveler (iTunes), Kirk Franklin‘s Long Live Love (iTunes), Phil Collins‘s Other Sides (iTunes) and Remixed Sides (iTunes), Raveena‘s Lucid (iTunes), Skepta‘s Ignorance Is Bliss (iTunes), Sublime With Rome‘s Blessings (iTunes), Susan Boyle‘s Ten (iTunes), Wang Chung‘s Orchesography (iTunes), Yung Gravy‘s Sensational (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Barenaked Ladies‘s Fake Nudes: Naked (iTunes), Jack Gray‘s Nights Like This (iTunes), Maren Morris‘s Reimagined (iTunes), Miley Cyrus‘s She Is Coming (iTunes), Spencer Barnett‘s Reckless (iTunes), XYLØ‘s Yes & No (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“17”, Zhavia Ward (iTunes)
“A Different Kind Of Human”, AURORA (iTunes)
“Ain’t Thinkin’ ‘Bout You”, KREAM & Eden Prince featuring Louisa (iTunes)
“Alcohol You Later (Acoustic)”, Mitchell Tenpenny (iTunes)
“All My Friends”, Madeon (iTunes)
“Assassin (Hippie Sabotage Remix)”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Aute Cuture”, ROSALÍA (iTunes)
“Away From You”, Queen Naija (iTunes)
“Black Out”, 7715 (iTunes)
“Bloom”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Breaking Hearts”, Benedict Cork (iTunes)
“Broke Leg”, Tory Lanez featuring Quavo & Tyga (iTunes)
“Call You Mine”, The Chainsmokers featuring Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“Calm Down” / “Can’t Stop You”, Pete Yorn (iTunes)
“Can I”, Kiana Ledé (iTunes)
“Carry On (Nicky Romero Remix)”, Kygo & Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Castles”, Freya Ridings (iTunes)
“Cheap Queen”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Choir”, Guy Sebastian (iTunes)
“City Of Black & White (Revisited)”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Crop Circles”, Jon Bellion (iTunes)
“Diablo”, Ilira featuring Juan Magán (iTunes)
“Do Me”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Them”, Young Bombs (iTunes)
“Drugs (Acoustic)”, Upsahl (iTunes)
“Enemy”, Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Falling Down”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Find U Again”, Mark Ronson featuring Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“First Day Of My Life”, Lisa Loeb (iTunes)
“First Time”, Grey featuring Robinson (iTunes)
“Further Than The Planes Fly (Fly Holmsey Remix)”, Eves Karydas (iTunes)
“Forward Motion”, Daya (iTunes)
“Glad He’s Gone”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“Golden”, Unsecret featuring Jessie Early (iTunes)
“Gone”, Great Good Fine OK featuring Transviolet (iTunes)
“Have You Had Enough Wine?”, JC Stewart (iTunes)
“Gone”, Vérité (iTunes)
“Hills”, Souly Had (iTunes)
“Hold You Down”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“Honest (Acoustic)”, PUBLIC (iTunes)
“I Don’t Care (Acoustic)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“I Love You But I Don’t Like You”, Molly Moore (iTunes)
“Ice Cream”, MIKA (iTunes)
“Into Happiness”, Phantogram (iTunes)
“ISOU”, SHAED (iTunes)
“Jealous”, Ingrid Michaelson (iTunes)
“Let Me Go”, Adam&Steve x gnash (iTunes)
“Let You”, Cheryl (iTunes)
“Little Light One”, Flor (iTunes)
“Lotta Dem”, Bhad Bhabie (iTunes)
“Maria”, Grandson (iTunes)
“Might Be Right”, White Reaper (iTunes)
“Mine Right Now (Simon Hardy Remix)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Missing You”, Steve James & Eric Nam (iTunes)
“My Way Up”, Molly Kate Kestner (iTunes)
“Never Really Over”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Not The One”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Obvious”, Deorro (iTunes)
“Outlaw”, Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Potions”, Slander & Said The Sky featuring JT Roach (iTunes)
“Press”, Cardi B (iTunes)
“Rattling Rose”, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (iTunes)
“Ritual”, Tiësto, Jonas Blue & Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Sad Forever”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Same (Win & Woo Remix)”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Scary Mask”, Poppy featuring Fever 333 (iTunes)
“Shallow”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Simple Love”, Genevieve Stokes (iTunes)
“Sometimes I Don’t Mind”, Bowling For Soup (iTunes)
“Sorry”, Cris Cab (iTunes)
“Spicy”, Herve Pagez & Diplo featuring Charli XCX (iTunes)
“Stay Awake (Acoustic)”, Dean Lewis (iTunes)
“Summer Air”, Hardwell featuring Trevor Guthrie (iTunes)
“Supply & Demand”, Wilder Woods (iTunes)
“Swimming Pools”, Lxandra (iTunes)
“The Search”, NF (iTunes)
“Thoughts”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Too Much”, FERGUS (iTunes)
“Too Proud (Kito Remix)”, Broods (iTunes)
“Tucson Train”, Bruce Springsteen (iTunes)
“We Need Love”, John Legend (iTunes)
“What Do You Like In Me”, Nasty Cherry (iTunes)
“When You Know What Love Is”, Craig David (iTunes)
“When You Leave (Prince Fox Remix)”, Nikki Vianna & Matoma (iTunes)
“What U Like”, Kyan Palmer x Nicopop. featuring Johnny Mac (iTunes)
“Worryin’ ‘Bout Me”, BJ The Chicago Kid featuring Offset (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Avicii, the Jonas Brothers and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 28, 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: summer begins with an obvious choice, 5 Seconds Of Summer, but the second new single from Ed Sheeran this month is also catching some rays. Grab the sunblock and let’s add ’em up:

SECONDS IN FIRST: Jumping into the pool of pop this Tuesday, we have two releases clearing 100 stations in their first weeks. Leading things off, “Easier” by 5 Seconds Of Summer is an easy pick for the panel, as it starts with 154 adds on impact. The song is off to a great start on the chart as well, as it debuted at #30 last Sunday after just three days of airplay. Will it become their second #1 hit at the format later this season? Too soon to say, especially with a number of big single releases still on the way, but it should continue its ascent at a decent pace.

The other big title on this week’s log is Sheeran’s collaboration with Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock titled “Cross Me”. That song, which joined the chart at #40 on Sunday, has a strong second place finish with 110 adds. The single follows very quickly after the release of Sheeran’s “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber, which reached the top ten on the same update and may top the survey soon enough. Both songs can found on his forthcoming No. 6 Collaborations Project album, due July 12.

Elsewhere in the top ten, you’ll find two times the Lizzo, as well as enduring entries from artists like Billie Eilish and Halsey.

Next week, Katy Perry‘s new single “Never Really Over” should easily leap over the competition, including tracks from Daya and Miley Cyrus. Who else will heat up the date? Stay tuned.

1. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Easier” (Interscope)
2. ED SHEERAN featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER and PNB ROCK, “Cross Me” (Atlantic)
3. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)
4. DJ KHALED featuring SZA, “Just Us” (We The Best/Epic)
5-T. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)
5-T. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)
7. HALSEY, “Nightmare” (Capitol)
8. MAX featuring QUINN XCII, “Love Me Less” (Arista/RED)
9-T. ALLY BROOKE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Lips Don’t Lie” (Latium/Atlantic)
9-T. DELACEY, “My Man” (HITCO)

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