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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 15-16, 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:

BLANCO BROWN – “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG – Warner)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Producer Blanco impacts here with his first single as an artist. It also heads for adds at Country radio this week.

ILLENIUM & JON BELLION – “Good Things Fall Apart” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: Ascend (2019)
Past T40 History: 2-1/2 years ago, Bellion hit #10 at the format with “All Time Low”. He has a total of three top 50 entries to date.

MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA – “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Following in the footsteps of big artists like BTS and PSY, this seven-man band is spreading K-pop to the States.

Next week: NF has “Time” on his side and OneRepublic is off to the “Rescue” a week from now. Who else will be joining them on their way to the top of the adds report?

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

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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?

KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR – “With You” (Epic)
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.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 1-2, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

JONAS BROTHERS – “Only Human” (Republic)
Album: Happiness Begins (2019)
Past T40 History: With “Cool” becoming a top ten song at the format, the siblings move onto the third single from their #1 album.

MARSHMELLO & KANE BROWN – “One Thing Right” (Joytime Collective/RCA)
Album: Joytime III (2019)
Past T40 History: This is the first collaboration for the two artists. Despite his Country radio success, Brown has yet to chart here.

Next week: A new collaboration from Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD leads a pack of at least three releases so far. What in the WRLD will top the list? Stay tuned.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 11, 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: Miley Cyrus adds to the Top 40 family during a slower week on the adds report. Let’s add ’em up:

SHE IS COMING… TO POP RADIO: Cyrus’s “Mother’s Daughter”, from her EP titled She Is Coming, grabs 49 stations during its impact week and the freedom to become the Most Added song at the Top 40 format this Tuesday. That total is much lower than some of the triple digit finishes we’ve seen in recent weeks, though the cut is still its on way towards the top 50 for the official chart on Sunday. The full EP registered a top ten debut on the most recent update of the Billboard 200 list.

Much of the rest of the top ten is filled with familiar names, including Ally Brooke and Lizzo, though individual adds totals for a lot of songs trailed off beyond the top five. For instance, six songs tied for tenth place with a meager seven adds, which is fairly low for that position. Alas, these kinds of weeks occasionally happen…

Next week, impacting releases from LIVVIA and Tove Lo, as well as the current Alternative chart single from Illenium and Jon Bellion, join the pop parade.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP FIVE
1. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
2. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)
3. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA, “Call You Mine” (Disruptor/Columbia)
4. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
5. ALLY BROOKE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Lips Don’t Lie” (Latium/Atlantic)

(The full list should be back next week, provided that the adds totals at the bottom of the top ten are back to normal.)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 4, 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 a Perry pop party, as Katy Perry‘s latest single blasts to the top of the list and leads a top three full of hot impacting titles. Let’s add ’em up:

A “REALLY” GOOD START: Just ten stations away from clearing the whole panel, Katy Perry easily earns the Most Added title on this week’s Top 40 report with “Never Really Over”, securing 173 stations on impact. This total is one station less than her Skip Marley-assisted “Chained To The Rhythm” earned in its first week back in February 2017, which spent two weeks at #8 that April before quickly crashing off the survey after 14 total weeks. “Never” made its debut in the top 30 last Sunday and should easily blast into the top 20 by the weekend.

Two collaborations nearly tied for second place, but “Call You Mine” from The Chainsmokers featuring Bebe Rexha earned 66 stations in the session, just one add ahead of third place entry “Find U Again” from Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello. Both of these songs will easily score notable debuts on Sunday night’s update: “Call” has the edge for a move into the top 40 at this point.

Elsewhere in the top ten, you’ll find more music from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Ally Brooke, Lizzo, SHAED and others.

Next week, Russ‘s “Civil War” battles for a spot in the top ten, but more warriors await him on the battlefield. Stay tuned!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. KATY PERRY, “Never Really Over” (Capitol)
2. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA, “Call You Mine” (Disruptor/Columbia)
3. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
4. ED SHEERAN featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER and PNB ROCK, “Cross Me” (Atlantic)
5. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)
6. ALLY BROOKE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Lips Don’t Lie” (Latium/Atlantic)
7. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Easier” (Interscope)
8. DJ KHALED featuring SZA, “Just Us” (We The Best/Epic)
9. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
10. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)

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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.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
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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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 21, 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: Halsey‘s controlling your pop dreams, as her latest single easily takes the crown over a single from one of Friday’s most-anticipated releases. Let’s add ’em up:

WELCOME TO MY “NIGHTMARE”: She may not be Alice Cooper yet, but Halsey is rocking atop this week’s pop radio adds report with a lofty 162 stations on impact for “Nightmare”. The hit entered at #26 on last Sunday’s list after hourly airplay at many stations on Friday and should continue to rise quickly in the coming weeks. Will it become the performer’s third #1 single of 2019? Will the dream police stop her? Someone call Cheap Trick to solve this one! For those of you chart archive enthusiasts, this is the third “nightmare” title to reach the top 40 at the format, with cuts by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (1988) and Shontelle (2010) being the first two to pull off the feat.

Of course, DJ Khaled has another one on the Top 40 airwaves, as his SZA-assisted “Just Us” takes the runner-up spot on the log. With 48 stations on impact, the collaboration from Father Of Asahd should easily chart by this weekend’s published update. You’ll also find a number of emerging titles from acts like Christian Paul, Lizzo and SHAED among the rest of the top ten this week.

Next week, an easier choice emerges for the format: of course, that would be the latest single from 5 Seconds Of Summer. Until then, have a good long weekend!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. HALSEY, “Nightmare” (Capitol)
2. DJ KHALED featuring SZA, “Just Us” (We The Best/Epic)
3. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
4. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)
5. KYGO & RITA ORA, “Carry On” (Palm Tree/RCA)
6. ALAN WALKER featuring SABRINA CARPENTER and FARRUKO, “On My Way” (RCA)
7-T. BRYCE VINE featuring YG, “La La Land” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
7-T. MAX featuring QUINN XCII, “Love Me Less” (Arista/RED)
9-T. CHRISTIAN PAUL, “Strong” (12Tone/SRP)
9-T. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)

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