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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 11, 2022)

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 Weeknd has a new sacrificial smash for the Top 40 airwaves. Let’s add ’em up:

LOVE ON THE WEEKND: It was a wild first report of 2022 at the Top 40 format, as the adds flew in for plenty of emerging songs. In the top spot this week, The Weeknd secured 118 adds for “Sacrifice”, the new single from Dawn FM. It started at #37 on the published chart last weekend. In the runner-up position, Doja Cat meowed with 96 new stations for “Woman”, which climbed to #27 on the same chart update. Her labelmates Latto and SZA were also huge winners on the report this week: the former finished in third place with 59 new adds for “Big Energy”, while the latter appeared in fourth place with 38 new stations for “I Hate U”. Rounding out the top five, the late Juice WRLD and Justin Bieber wandered into fifth place with “Wandered To LA”, new at 37 stations.

Just below the region, the recent collaboration from Alesso and Katy Perry was also decent on the report: “When I’m Gone” scored a total of 28 adds and tied for seventh place on the list. Meanwhile, watch out for newcomer Lauren Spencer-Smith, whose “Fingers Crossed” is also in seventh place. The viral hit (currently being worked by in2une) was teased on TikTok beginning in November and released last week.

Charting singles from Emmy Meli and GAYLE also 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. THE WEEKND, “Sacrifice” (XO/Republic)
2. DOJA CAT, “Woman” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3. LATTO, “Big Energy” (Streamcut/RCA)
4. SZA, “I Hate U” (TDE/RCA)
5. JUICE WRLD & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Wandered To LA” (Grade A/Interscope-Def Jam)
6. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
7-T. ALESSO & KATY PERRY, “When I’m Gone” (10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol)
7-T. LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH, “Fingers Crossed” (in2une)
9. EMMY MELI, “I Am Woman” (Disruptor/Arista)
10. GAYLE, “Abcdefu” (Atlantic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 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: GAYLE force winds remain in the forecast at the format as we head into 2022. Let’s add ’em up:

A-B-C U NEXT YEAR: Securing another 47 adds this week, newcomer GAYLE has the Most Added tune at the format for the second week in a row with “Abcdefu”. It also tied for fourth place on the report at the Alternative format, picking up a total of five stations there.

This was truly the week of the woman at the format, as Doja Cat‘s “Woman” and Emmy Meli‘s “I Am Woman” continued their run up the adds report with their best totals to date. The former track earned 25 new adds and tied for second place, while the latter jumped into fourth place with 23 adds.

Charting singles from Adele, Benson Boone and Latto returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next year for another action-packed adds session. Happy holidays from PGTC!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. GAYLE, “Abcdefu” (Atlantic)
2-T. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
2-T. DOJA CAT, “Woman” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. EMMY MELI, “I Am Woman” (Disruptor/Arista)
5. JIMMY FALLON featuring ARIANA GRANDE & MEGAN THEE STALLION, “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)” (St. James Place/Republic)
6-T. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
6-T. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
8. BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
9. LATTO, “Big Energy” (Streamcut/RCA)
10. ADELE, “Oh My God” (Melted Stone/Columbia)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 7, 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: GAYLE balances the alphabet and adds for her impact week. Let’s add ’em up:

GAYLES OF DECEMBER: Format newcomer GAYLE continues to perform with her viral smash “Abcdefu”, which comes in with 66 adds this week, easily becoming the Most Added song on the Top 40 report. It landed at #42 on last weekend’s chart. “Abcdefu” also ties for third place at the Alternative radio format with eight adds there.

A new seasonal song of note debuts from comedian and host Jimmy Fallon, who vaccinates the adds report with his Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion-assisted “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)”. The collaboration starts with 20 adds and ties for fourth place this week. Look for the song to get a booster into the top 50 for the next few weeks ahead of the big holiday.

Charting singles from Benson Boone, Silk Sonic and Taylor Swift 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. GAYLE, “Abcdefu” (Atlantic)
2. ADELE, “Oh My God” (Melted Stone/Columbia)
3. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
4-T. JIMMY FALLON featuring ARIANA GRANDE & MEGAN THEE STALLION, “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)” (St. James Place/Republic)
4-T. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Message In A Bottle” (Republic)
6-T. BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
6-T. SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
8. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
9-T. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
9-T. LATTO, “Big Energy” (Streamcut/RCA)
9-T. PITBULL featuring ANTHONY WATTS & DJWS, “I Feel Good” (Mr. 305)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 5, 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 some big energy and bigger chart releases, let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

LOVING IS EASY: With her fifth #1 single at the Top 40 format and her 15th week atop the chart since 2011, superstar Adele leads the list with “Easy On Me”. The song has already hit the top of the AC and Hot AC radio charts.

Of note in the top ten, Elton John and Dua Lipa move from 11-10 with “Cold Heart”. At age 74, John is now the oldest performer to have a top ten hit at the format. It’s his first song to reach the region since 1994’s “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, which spent a total of five weeks at #3 that July and August.

In 2006, the group Cherish spent two weeks at #6 that August with “Do It To It”. This week, they return to the top 40 for the first time in 13 years with a new version of that track as remixed by producer ACRAZE. Up from 42-35, it’s his first top 40 hit and the fourth for Cherish. At last, Blxst moves from 41-38 for the Ty Dolla $ign and Tyga-assisted “Chosen”. It’s their first, ninth and eighth top 40 hits, respectively. It ranks at #1 on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts this week.

Newcomer GAYLE takes her recent viral TikTok hit into the top 50 this week, as “Abcdefu” enters at #42. The song impacts at the format on Tuesday. Next, Latto checks in at #49 with “Big Energy”, which currently appears at #6 at the Rhythmic format. It’s the latest chart single to sample “Genius Of Love”, which charted below the top 30 at the pop format for the Tom Tom Club in the spring of 1982. Lastly, at #50, Ed Sheeran earns his third chart entry from the = album with “Overpass Graffiti”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 30, 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: Adele opens her bottle of bops for a refreshing record at the top. Let’s add ’em up:

“OH” SAY, CAN YOU STREAM: With her follow-up to “Easy On Me”, superstar Adele took the top spot on the adds report with “Oh My God”, securing 105 stations at the Top 40 format this week. The song ranked at #38 on the chart last weekend, becoming her 11th top 40 hit to date. Her recent album 30 is expected to hold atop the Billboard 200 chart for a second week.

Back in the runner-up spot, Taylor Swift picked up another 43 stations for “Message In A Bottle” this week. The single from Red (Taylor’s Version) has been joined by a handful of other songs from the album at the format, including a re-recording of “All Too Well”, which led the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this month.

A week ahead of impact, “Abcdefu” scored 35 new stations at the format, giving newcomer GAYLE her first top five appearance on the adds report in the #3 position. The recent viral hit has become a global streaming smash and should do well at several radio formats into 2022.

Charting singles from ACRAZE, Benson Boone and Billie Eilish 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. ADELE, “Oh My God” (Melted Stone/Columbia)
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Message In A Bottle” (Republic)
3. GAYLE, “Abcdefu” (Atlantic)
4. SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
5. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
6. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
7. BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
8. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
9. PITBULL featuring ANTHONY WATTS & DJWS, “I Feel Good” (Mr. 305)
10-T. BLXST & TYGA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Chosen” (Red Bull/Evgle/in2une)
10-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)

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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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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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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!

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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