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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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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 2, 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 back to the record ranch with the current viral hit from Lil Nas X, but a few new titles are riding into the top ten as well. Yeehaw! Let’s add ’em up:

A LIL MORE ACTION: Headed down the “Old Town Road” once more, rapper Lil Nas X gets a lil boost at the format, as 44 new stations come in for his first single to chart on the Top 40 list. Meanwhile, the top impacting release comes from newcomer Kiana Ledé, whose “Ex” slides into second place with 28 stations. The song is currently in the top 20 at Rhythmic radio, while also rising again (after a brief descent) at the Urban format, where it sits in the top 30.

Elsewhere, Ciara starts out solidly with a fourth place finish and 18 first-week stations for “Thinkin Bout You”, which she hopes to push into the top 40 for her first appearance in the region since 2009’s Justin Timberlake-assisted “Love Sex Magic”. A number of proven hits from past weeks, including songs by Ally Brooke, Billie Eilish and Mabel, continue to remain active here.

Next Tuesday will feature a competitive session at the format, as impacting titles from In Real Life, Jennifer Lopez, the Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson and Rachel Crow are among the top names currently in the mix. Will anyone else jump in?

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. LIL NAS X, “Old Town Road” (Columbia)
2. KIANA LEDÉ, “Ex” (Republic)
3. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…” (Capitol-in2une/AWAL)
4-T. BRYCE VINE featuring YG, “La La Land” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
4-T. CIARA, “Thinkin Bout You” (Beauty Marks/ADA)
6. AJ MITCHELL, “All My Friends” (Epic)
7-T. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
7-T. MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES, “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
9. CITY GIRLS featuring CARDI B, “Twerk” (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol)
10-T. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)
10-T. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
10-T. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 31, 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. Can you believe tomorrow is the first day of April? Crazy! As we head further into the spring, here’s what’s blooming and popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

ALL FOUR “7”: Down roughly 100 spins or so from last week, Ariana Grande‘s single “7 Rings” lands a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart. It should easily score a fifth week. Her follow-up hit “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” holds outside the top ten once again, though it’s up a spot to #11 and can enter the region by next week’s update.

AJ Mitchell‘s “All My Friends” leaps from 41-34 this week, earning him his second top 40 entry, as he leads a pack of four new hits in that section of the chart. Next up, “Hard Place” by format newcomer H.E.R. moves from 42-38, while “La La Land” lands at #39, giving Bryce Vine and YG their second top 40 entries. That track rises from #48 last week, where it debuted. However, there’s one artist in the mix that’s not scoring her first or second, but rather, her 29th top 40 song on the current chart. P!nk jumps from 43-40 with “Walk Me Home”, the lead single from her forthcoming release Hurts 2B Human. The tune is already climbing through the top ten at the Hot AC format.

Another three tracks reach the top 50 this week at the format, led by the viral hit “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X at #41. It also bolts into the top 40 on the Rhythmic chart. A few notches lower, “Chlorine” seeps into the pool of pop at #48 for Twenty One Pilots. It marks the second crossover song from the act’s most recent album Trench. Finally, a current top ten tune on both the Rhythmic and Urban lists also busts down into the top 50 this week: that title is “Thotiana”, the first chart entry for Blueface, which lands at #50. A remix of the single features Cardi B and the aforementioned YG, though neither performer is credited on Mediabase.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 26, 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: saddle up for the adventure with the help of a short track that’s going long at several radio formats. Grab your horse and let’s add ’em up:

ON THE “ROAD” AGAIN: Due to some bigger music and radio meetings on the West Coast this week, there’s not much to cover in the hit parade, other than viral hit “Old Town Road” providing Lil Nas X with this week’s Most Added title. It’s new at a total of 30 stations this week. You can bet on this horse, or rather, this song to make it into the top 50 by the weekend.

Below “Old”, established titles by AJ Mitchell, Mabel, Twenty One Pilots and others populate much of the rest of the top ten.

Lizzo‘s “Juice” should deliver a tasty addition to next week’s session, but who else will be sipping on adds? Stay tuned.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. LIL NAS X, “Old Town Road” (Columbia)
2. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
3-T. MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES, “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
3-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Chlorine” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
5. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…” (Capitol-in2une/AWAL)
6. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
7. CITY GIRLS featuring CARDI B, “Twerk” (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol)
8. AJ MITCHELL, “All My Friends” (Epic)
9. BRYCE VINE featuring YG, “La La Land” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
10-T. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)
10-T. B. BLANCO, TAINY, S. GOMEZ & J BALVIN, “I Can’t Get Enough” (NEON15/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
10-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “Two Of Us” (Arista)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 19, 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: we’re on a trip to “La La Land” with Bryce Vine and YG, but will its final destination be the top spot? Put your seatbelts on and let’s add ’em up:

LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO “LAND”: The Bryce is right for the Top 40 panel, as Bryce Vine’s new single, the YG-assisted “La La Land”, sneaks past the competition to score the Most Added title this Tuesday with 39 stations on impact, just one add ahead of last week’s leader, “Here With Me” by Marshmello featuring CHVRCHES. Vine’s song “Drew Barrymore” got to #15 in October, marking his only chart single thus far (though that will soon change.) YG, though not particularly known at the Top 40 format, was also featured on his highest-charting song to date, 2014’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em”. It went as high as #5 that October for singer Jeremih.

Twenty One Pilots also has a good start for “Chlorine”, tying for third place this week with 25 stations on impact, with “Pretend” CNCO earning 15 stations during the session for a ninth place finish. Both songs could enter the top 50 by the end of the month.

There are no new titles on the schedule at the moment, though that could change by the end of the week. Stay tuned!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BRYCE VINE featuring YG, “La La Land” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
2. MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES, “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
3-T. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
3-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Chlorine” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
5. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…” (Capitol-in2une/AWAL)
6. AJ MITCHELL, “All My Friends” (Epic)
7. BEBE REXHA, “Last Hurrah” (Warner Bros.)
8. B. BLANCO, TAINY, S. GOMEZ & J BALVIN, “I Can’t Get Enough” (NEON15/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
9. CNCO, “Pretend” (RCA)
10. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 17, 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. We may not have an Irish act at the top, but that shouldn’t ruin your St. Patrick’s Day fun. Let’s drink to this pop power and check out what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

PUT A “RINGS” ON IT: For the second consecutive week, Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings” is the shiny #1 song at the Top 40 format. It does lose some ground from last week, though it’s less than 1% of its spin total. The song is looking to spend a third week atop the chart, and with the next bulleted entry about 4,500 spins away, chances are that it’ll accomplish that.

This week’s top 40 action is led by “Here With Me”, the first collaboration for Marshmello and CVHRCHES, which starts at #38. It’s the sixth top 40 entry for the mysterious DJ and the first for the trio, who first entered the Alternative list during the fall of 2013 with “The Mother We Share”. Khalid‘s “Talk” bounces up from 42-39, marking his eighth song to reach the region at the format. At #40, moving up six spots from a week ago, “I Can’t Get Enough” by Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin is also a top 40 entry this week. This is the third top 40 hit as an artist for Blanco, the first for Tainy, the 16th solo hit for Gomez and the fifth for Balvin. In addition to these titles, “Woke Up Late” by Drax Project and Hailee Steinfeld re-enters the top 40, rising 41-36.

The first collaboration for Lauv and Troye Sivan leads some more activity in the top 50, with “I’m So Tired…” launching at #45. It ranked in second place on last Tuesday’s adds report and should continue to develop at the format in the coming weeks. Debuting at #47, teenager AJ Mitchell makes some moves with his second chart entry, “All My Friends”. It follows “Girls”, which got as high as #38 in December. Lastly, coming in at #50, Alec Benjamin climbs onto the list with “Let Me Down Slowly”, a song that’s been just below the region for some time now. Thanks to about a dozen or stations and some syndicated airplay, it’s now on the chart.

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