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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 22, 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. This week, the biz is all about the Lizz and a handful of huge debuts in the top 40 by format superstars. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“HURTS” SO GOOD: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts”, the current #1 song on the Hot 100, moves from 2-1 on this week’s Top 40 chart. It’s her first chart-topper at the format and recently led the Rhythmic radio chart as well. At only 32 spins shy of 20,000, the single now holds a new record for the most spins by a single song in one week at this format. Furthermore, it has nearly 31,200 spins across the spectrum of monitored radio formats this week, as it now ranks in the top 40 at six of them. The massive hit will easily earn another week at #1 here, and probably more, with Lizzo’s nearest competition still about 5,000 spins away.

After a larger week on last Tuesday’s adds report, Halsey‘s “Graveyard” climbs from 48-22 on the survey, which marks her 12th top 40 single to date. You can find it on her upcoming album Manic, which is due January 17. The soundtrack cut “Don’t Call Me Angel” (from Charlie’s Angels) lands all the way up at #32, giving Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey their 20th, 12th and second top 40 hits on the pop chart to date, respectively. Maroon 5 reemerges with their 27th top 40 release, “Memories”, which is in at #38. Its entry is more impressive on the Hot AC radio chart, where it debuts at #23. AJ Mitchell and Ava Max also reach the top 40 with “Slow Dance”, up from 42-40 this week. It’s Mitchell’s third top 40 entry here and Max’s second.

The only other new title in the top 50 this week comes from 5 Seconds Of Summer, who enter at #49 with “Teeth”. It should give the group their tenth top 40 hit in the coming weeks. Expect a little more action in this section of the chart next week.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 10, 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: Camila Cabello provides some double trouble with two cuts dominating on the report. If you don’t believe us, we’re no liars. Let’s add ’em up:

CABEL-LO AND BEHOLD: Cabello’s recent dual single release of “Liar” and “Shameless” is proving to be pretty strong in sales, streaming and on the radio, as the cuts pack a 1-2 punch on this week’s Top 40 adds report. Both tunes pick up over 120 adds each, with “Liar” pacing ahead with 138 and “Shameless” ending with 124. In short: they’re giant and about to do even more damage! On the Hot AC adds report yesterday, the singles finished in the same order, with “Liar” earning 18 adds and “Shameless” receiving 11.

Why Don’t We also managed to secure a decent 26 stations and a fifth place finish this week, as they officially impact with “What Am I” after several weeks of early action. Like Cabello’s two entries above, “What” entered the top 40 at the format last weekend. It looks poised to become the group’s highest-charting single at the format later this year; they’ve now had four top 40 songs to date.

Charting releases by Lizzo, Post Malone and Taylor Swift are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

A huge Tuesday is ahead at the format, led by a soundtrack song from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, as well as the latest singles by 5 Seconds Of Summer (which ranked at #6 this week) and Halsey.


MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. CAMILA CABELLO, “Liar” (Syco/Epic)
2. CAMILA CABELLO, “Shameless” (Syco/Epic)
3. POST MALONE, “Circles” (Republic)
4. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
5. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
6. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Teeth” (Interscope)
7. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
8. ALI GATIE, “It’s You” (Warner)
9. AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX, “Slow Dance” (Epic)
10-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Slide Away” (RCA)
10-T. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 8, 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. Whether you’re a lover, a liar or somewhere in-between, we can all enjoy this week’s action on the airwaves. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

LONG TIME SHAWN: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello remain at #1 for the third week on the Top 40 list with the big hit “Señorita”, as it gains more than 200 spins and continues to approach the format’s all-time weekly record. The track is up in airplay at several other formats, including Hot AC and Rhythmic, though it is slowing down a bit overall at this point. With new music from Cabello entering the mix this week in the form of a dual single release, “Señorita” may struggle to get a fourth week at the top. It sits less than 900 spins ahead of its nearest competitor at #2, as the gap continues to tighten.

Format superstar Taylor Swift jumps from 49-33 with the title track from her album Lover, making it her 30th credited top 40 hit to date. It also enters the top 40 on the Hot AC chart this week. As noted above, Camila Cabello now has three songs simultaneously in the top 40 on the pop survey, starting at #37 with “Liar” and at #40 with “Shameless”. The tracks become her 12th and 13th chart entries as a soloist, respectively, and will appear on her upcoming studio album. Between Cabello’s pair of new hits, the group Why Don’t We moves from 43-39 with their fourth top 40 hit, “What Am I”. It’s their second to be co-written by Ed Sheeran, who also penned their 2018 single “Trust Fund Baby”, which topped out at #29 that April.

AJ Mitchell and Ava Max enter the top 50 at a relatively moderate pace with “Slow Dance”, which hits the floor at #45. This is the first collaboration to chart for the two soloists, though they’ve reached the top 40 on their own, Mitchell twice and Max once. New at #49, Megan Thee Stallion makes her format debut with the top ten Rhythmic and Urban radio hit “Hot Girl Summer”. The single also includes Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. Finally, coming in at #50, Khalid reaches the region with “Right Back”. The tune is available in its original form on the album Free Spirit and as a stand-alone remix with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 3, 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: Post Malone has the cure for your post-Labor Day blues, as his latest hit circles the format and squarely leads the weekly log. Let’s add ’em up:

THE SHAPE OF POP RADIO: Ahead of his highly-anticipated album Hollywood’s Bleeding, due Friday, Post Malone lands the Most Added song at Top 40 radio this Tuesday with “Circles”, scoring a big 115 stations. “Circles” snuck into the top 40 on this past Sunday’s published update at #40, so you can expect it to make a larger move by the weekend. At the Rhythmic format, the track is in second place on the log with 15 adds in its first week.

Taylor Swift also advanced with the title track from her album Lover, which received 34 stations during the session and a second place finish. Though the track has not seen a formal impact date as of yet, it’s already at #10 on the latest Billboard Hot 100 update following the album’s robust #1 debut. As “You Need To Calm Down” begins to descend in the coming weeks, look for this single to easily make the top 40 very soon.

Charting releases by Alessia Cara, Lizzo and Normani are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Camila Cabello looks poised to lead next week’s adds report, with new music (two songs) from her expected on Thursday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. POST MALONE, “Circles” (Republic)
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
3. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
4. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
5. ALESSIA CARA, “Rooting For You” (Def Jam)
6. MEGAN THEE STALLION featuring NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN, “Hot Girl Summer” (1501 Certified/300 Ent.)
7. LAUV featuring ANNE-MARIE, “F*ck, I’m Lonely” (AWAL/in2une)
8-T. AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX, “Slow Dance” (Epic)
8-T. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
8-T. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 27, 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: before we take a hit holiday, a number of new titles pounce on the top five slots, as AJ Mitchell and Ava Max quickly lead the way with a slow song for the format. Let’s add ’em up:

FRIENDS IN “SLOW” PLACES: Our weekly dance for Top 40 adds ends with Mitchell and Max’s release “Slow Dance” scoring tens from all the judges for their flawless routine… and 48 stations on impact certainly doesn’t hurt either. Mitchell’s charted twice at the format with two songs that have achieved minor success: 2018’s “Girls” (#38) and “All My Friends” (#21) from a few months back. Look for the collaboration to make the top 50 at the end of the week, marking the third song to enter the region for both acts. Mitchell’s new EP, which bears the same name as its single, was released last Friday.

Though it doesn’t officially impact here until the second week of September, Why Don’t We‘s “What Am I” has a good start at the format with 35 stations this Tuesday. It’s enough to squeeze into a third place finish, though we’ll see if it can reach the top spot on the log in the next couple of weeks. Following behind them, Khalid and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s new version of “Right Back” earns 34 stations and the fourth position on the list, while Alessia Cara‘s “Rooting For You” slides into fifth place with 33 adds. A soundtrack cut from Lauv and Anne-Marie also gets some decent action from the panel: “F*ck I’m Lonely”, which is included on the companion album to the new season of 13 Reasons Why, is in sixth place with 21 new stations.

Charting releases by NF, SHAED and Twenty One Pilots are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Have a relaxing and restful Labor Day weekend!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX, “Slow Dance” (Epic)
2. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
3. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. KHALID featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Right Back” (RCA)
5. ALESSIA CARA, “Rooting For You” (Def Jam)
6. LAUV featuring ANNE-MARIE, “F*ck, I’m Lonely” (AWAL/in2une)
7. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
8. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
9-T. SAWEETIE, “My Type” (ICY/Artistry/Warner)
9-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “The Hype” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 26-27, 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:

AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX – “Slow Dance” (Epic)
Album: Slow Dance (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: Mitchell’s made the top 40 twice to minor success; Max’s hit “Sweet But Psycho” spent two weeks at #3 in May.

ALESSIA CARA – “Rooting For You” (Def Jam)
Album: This Summer (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: Cara’s last three chart releases have missed the top ten at the format. However, she still has four #1 hits to date.

KHALID featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE – “Right Back” (Right Hand/RCA)
Album: Free Spirit (original solo version, 2019)
Past T40 History: In the last eleven months, Khalid’s put three titles (two collaborations and one solo hit) at the top of the survey.

SAWEETIE – “My Type” (ICY/Artistry/Warner)
Album: ICY (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: The rapper hasn’t charted here before. Her track samples 2004’s “Freek-A-Leek” by Petey Pablo, which hit #18.

Next week: due to the Labor Day holiday, no songs are currently listed as impacting at the format for next Tuesday.

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 23, 2019

Lover or hate her, she’s a hit.

We may be headed towards the end of a cruel summer, but it’s certainly a cool one when it comes to new music. For all you lovers out there, here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

TAYLOR SWIFT – Lover (iTunes)
Features: The Brendon Urie-assisted “ME!” and solo hit “You Need To Calm Down”, which reached the top ten at Hot AC and Top 40 radio

Notable albums out this week: BROCKHAMPTON‘s Ginger (iTunes), In Real Life‘s She Do (iTunes), Jidenna‘s 85 To Africa (iTunes), KYLE‘s Light Of Mine (Deluxe) (iTunes), Midland‘s Let It Roll (iTunes), Raphael Saadiq‘s Jimmy Lee (iTunes), Rapsody‘s Eve (iTunes), SAINt JHN‘s Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs (iTunes), Tommee Profitt‘s Cinematic Songs Vol. 6 (iTunes), 13 Reasons Why (Season 3) (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: AJ Mitchell‘s Slow Dance (iTunes), Missy Elliott‘s Iconology (iTunes), The Band CAMINO‘s Tryhard (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Star (Breathe Carolina Remix)”, Smash Mouth (iTunes)
“All The Makin’s Of A Saturday Night”, The Cadillac Three (iTunes)
“Black Cadillac”, Mondo Cozmo (iTunes)
“Bleach”, Call Me Karizma (iTunes)
“British Bombs”, Declan McKenna (iTunes)
“Darkside”, Rence (iTunes)
“Daydreaming”, Milky Chance featuring Tash Sultana (iTunes)
“Degenerates”, A Day To Remember (iTunes)
“Die Young”, Julian Lamadrid (iTunes)
“Do You Miss Me Much”, Craig David (iTunes)
“Don’t Cry”, Peyton List featuring Cannon (iTunes)
“Down For No Reason”, Franke (iTunes)
“Even Though It Hurts”, Devon Gilfillian (iTunes)
“Feels Like Home”, Bea Miller & Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Fly When I Fall”, Lewis Watson (iTunes)
“Friends”, Kayden (iTunes)
“Hacienda”, Kevin Griffin (iTunes)
“Harder”, Keala Settle (iTunes)
“Hear It Out Loud”, Emelie Hollow (iTunes)
“Heaven (David Guetta & MORTEN Remix)”, Avicii (iTunes)
“Her Hymn”, Freda James (iTunes)
“Highway”, Cheat Codes, Sofia Reyes & Willy William (iTunes)
“Hit Me Up”, Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Hot Girl Bummer”, Blackbear (iTunes)
“I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again”, Mura Masa & Clairo (iTunes)
“I Warned Myself”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“I’ll Be There”, Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“Into The Summer”, Incubus (iTunes)
“Just Like You”, Emotional Oranges (iTunes)
“Keep It Gold”, Surfaces (iTunes)
“Last Text”, Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Lose You Again”, Walk The Moon featuring BRÅVES (iTunes)
“Love Is Love”, Grace Potter (iTunes)
“Love On Myself (Keanu Silva Remix)”, Felix Jaehn featuring Calum Scott (iTunes)
“Meant To Say Hid”, SYML (iTunes)
“Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels (Remix)”, Todrick Hall featuring Ciara (iTunes)
“Never-Ending Summer”, Cyn (iTunes)
“Next”, Aaron Carpenter (iTunes)
“Okay Okay”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Old School Heartbreak”, James Droll (iTunes)
“Optimistic”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“People”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Punching In The Dark”, Hellberg & Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Rain”, Ben Platt (iTunes)
“Shelter”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“Sing Along”, Sturgill Simpson (iTunes)
“Sleep On It”, Gallant (iTunes)
“Someone Else’s Party”, Sam Creighton (iTunes)
“Something Old And Something New”, Maddy Jane (iTunes)
“Sorry I’m Gone”, Kyle Lionhart featuring Emily Reid (iTunes)
“Square 1”, Mahalia (iTunes)
“Summertime Love”, Captain Cuts & Digital Farm Animals (iTunes)
“Sunday”, NEFFEX (iTunes)
“Sweetheart”, Jocelyn Alice (iTunes)
“Take A Number”, Marian Hill featuring Dounia (iTunes)
“The Good & The Bad”, Anthony Ramos (iTunes)
“Thru The Night”, Jack Harlow featuring Bryson Tiller (iTunes)
“Torn”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Translucent”, Drumaq (iTunes)
“Truth Hurts (Remix)”, Lizzo featuring DaBaby (iTunes)
“Try”, Lost Kings featuring SAFE (iTunes)
“Unpredictable”, Mags (iTunes)
“Wet”, Bibi Bourelly (iTunes)
“What Am I”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“What’s My Age Again?/A Milli”, Blink-182 featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Where I Belong”, HAYES featuring Nico & Vinz (iTunes)
“White Roses (Acoustic)”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“Ya Tú Sabes”, CNCO (iTunes)
“You Need To Calm Down (Clean Bandit Remix)”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Young”, Old Dominion (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Lana Del Rey, Sheryl CrowTrisha Yearwood and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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