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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 12, 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: Zedd and Kehlani earned the strongest results of any impacting tune on the report, but does their good thing endure at the top? Let’s add ’em up:

ONE “GOOD” EVENING: After a tight race for most of the day, Zedd and Kehlani’s “Good Thing” edged ahead at the end with a nice first week total of 41 stations, just a handful of adds ahead of some established hits: Tones And I‘s “Dance Monkey” (40) and Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” (38). “Good” is already racing towards the top 50 and will probably get there in the next few days. A spot lower than Lipa is another impacting record, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” by the Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin. It secures that fourth place finish with 35 stations on impact. The collaboration earned an additional 16 adds at the Rhythmic format, picking up the same rank of fourth place.

Elsewhere, MAX and Chromeo tied for fifth place on the log with two dozen stations adding “Checklist” this week. Recent singles from acts like Kesha and Louis Tomlinson are among the titles extending their run in the top ten.

There’s a “Sugar” rush coming next week on behalf of BROCKHAMPTON, who impact at the format for the first time.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ZEDD & KEHLANI, “Good Thing” (Interscope)
2. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
3. DUA LIPA, “Don’t Start Now” (Warner)
4. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
5-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
5-T. MAX featuring CHROMEO, “Checklist” (The Orchard)
7. AJR, “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
8-T. KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA, “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
8-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
10. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Highest In The Room” (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 10, 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. The chart veterans are having a decent time on the chart this week, but plenty of newcomers are also on the rise. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

LOVE FOUR “SOMEONE”: Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved” narrowly beat Post Malone‘s “Circles” to pick up a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with a gap of about 140 spins. Don’t worry, Post Malone fans; he’ll definitely be topping the chart by next weekend. Meanwhile, Capaldi’s enduring smash ranks at #2 and #5 on the Hot AC and AC charts, respectively.

Dua Lipa makes a bold move with “Don’t Start Now”, leaping from 45-25 to become her ninth top 40 hit at the format. It’s only six spots away from the peak of her last charting hit, the soundtrack cut “Swan Song”, which spent two weeks at #19 in March. Kesha‘s 16th top 40 entry here jumps from 42-34 this week. “Raising Hell” also marks the first credited chart hit for Big Freedia. Climbing from 44-40 is the last of three top 40 entries on the survey: “Make It Right” by BTS and Lauv, who earn their fifth and sixth top 40 hits, respectively. This collaboration charts concurrently with Lauv’s “F**k, I’m Lonely”, a collaboration with Anne-Marie that lifts from 37-36.

Travis Scott‘s “Highest In The Room”, a former #1 song on the Hot 100, debuts at #44 this week. On the Rhythmic chart, the song bolts from 10-6. Format newcomer Isabela Merced, a young actress that’s largely known for her work with Nickelodeon, comes in at #49 with “Papi”. Lastly, AJR enters at #50 with “Dear Winter”, a song that also enters at #50 on this week’s Hot AC chart.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 5, 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: Dua Lipa paces well ahead of the competition to secure the top spot with a song that’s really starting to climb in airplay. Who else is in the mix? Let’s add ’em up:

“START” THE CELEBRATION: After entering the top 50 on last Sunday’s published update, Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” will not be stopping anytime soon. Complimenting its top ten ranks on iTunes and Spotify in the U.S., the building hit begins at Top 40 radio with a very good 124 stations on impact, which easily makes it the Most Added release of the week. Though the single has not received an adds date at any other format so far, look for it to earn some airplay at the Hot AC and Rhythmic formats soon. “Don’t” should be well into the top 40 on the pop chart by the weekend.

Elsewhere, Travis Scott earns his best week yet with “Highest In The Room”, a top ten single on the Rhythmic radio survey that’s on the move at some Top 40 outlets. It earned 42 new stations during the session, which puts it in the runner-up position. Landing in sixth place at the format, Louis Tomlinson‘s “We Made It” officially impacts this week, adding another 16 stations to its total.

Recent charting releases by Blackbear, Kesha and Tones And I are among those prominent titles making up the rest of the top ten.

Next week, look out for potentially solid results for recent collaborations from MAX and Chromeo and Zedd and Kehlani.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DUA LIPA, “Don’t Start Now” (Warner)
2. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Highest In The Room” (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic)
3. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
4. KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA, “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
5. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
6. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
7-T. ISABELA MERCED, “Papi” (Republic)
7-T. SELENA GOMEZ, “Lose You To Love Me” (Interscope)
9. AJR, “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
10. BTS featuring LAUV, “Make It Right” (BigHit/Columbia)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 29, 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: Selena Gomez has a winning song about losing, while Kesha is raising her profile on the log with her new collaboration. Let’s add ’em up:

“LOSE” WINS BIG: Pop star Selena Gomez, who’s looking for her first #1 song at the format since the spring of 2016, could be a couple of months away from it with “Lose You To Love Me”, which debuted last week. The very personal ballad easily grabs the top spot on this week’s report with a giant 168 stations on impact, which doesn’t include a handful of adds that came in early last week. It also led yesterday’s report at Hot AC radio with 37 stations there. The song entered at #29 on last Sunday’s published update. At this point, it could be vying for a solid move into the top 20 by the weekend.

In second place with a very strong total, Kesha’s “Raising Hell”, a collaboration with Big Freedia, is in with 83 stations. After just sneaking into this past weekend’s chart at #50, it should have larger jump up the chart, likely well into the top 40. It also ranked in second place on yesterday’s log at Hot AC radio, coming in with 18 stations.

Recent charting releases by Blackbear, Charlie Puth and Tones And I are among those prominent titles making up the rest of the top ten, which also includes an impacting title from AJR and some early action for Louis Tomlinson‘s latest.

Next week, Dua Lipa‘s upcoming single “Don’t Start Now” should, in fact, start atop the usual adds report at the format.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SELENA GOMEZ, “Lose You To Love Me” (Interscope)
2. KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA, “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
4. ISABELA MERCED, “Papi” (Republic)
5-T. AJR, “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
5-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
7-T. DAN + SHAY featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “10,000 Hours” (Warner)
7-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
9. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “Mother” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 28-29, 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:

AJR – “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
Album: Neotheater (2019)
Past T40 History: After being pushed back several times now, the trio will be going for their fourth top 40 entry at the pop format.

ISABELA MERCED – “Papi” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: Actress and singer Merced impacts at the Top 40 format for the first time. Early airplay for the single is limited.

KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA – “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: High Road (2020)
Past T40 History: Big Freedia was previously heard (but not credited) on Drake’s hit “Nice For What”, which went to #12 in 2018.

SELENA GOMEZ – “Lose You To Love Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: As this ballad holds steady at #1 on iTunes and Spotify, it should easily claim the top spot on this week’s report.

Next week: Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” should start pretty well on next Tuesday’s report, as Louis Tomlinson‘s “We Made It” also competes for a spot in the top five.

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 April 26, 2019

Meant 2B #1 next week?

As the world awaits the Swift arrival of a certain new single at Midnight, there are plenty of other top releases looking to be listened to this weekend. Here are this Friday’s top new albums and singles hitting the market:

P!NK – Hurts 2B Human (iTunes)
Features: “Walk Me Home”, a current top ten single on the Hot AC list that also ranks in the top 20 on the AC chart and top 40 on the Top 40 chart

ROB THOMAS – Chip Tooth Smile (iTunes)
Features: “One Less Day (Dying Young)”, a current top 20 single on the Hot AC list that also ranks in the top 30 on the AC chart

Notable albums out this week: AJR‘s Neotheater (iTunes), Alan Parsons‘s The Secret (iTunes), Blackbear‘s Anonymous (iTunes), Catfish And The Bottlemen‘s The Balance (iTunes), James TW‘s Chapters (iTunes), Josh Ritter‘s Fever Breaks (iTunes), Olivia O’Brien‘s Was It Even Real? (iTunes), Rick Springfield‘s Orchestrating My Life (iTunes), The Cranberries‘s In The End (iTunes), For The Throne: Music Inspired By Game Of Thrones (Soundtrack) (iTunes), UglyDolls (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Dylan Scott‘s Nothing To Do Town (iTunes), Emily Vaughn‘s Bitch Bops (iTunes), Kwassa‘s FKA KYKO (iTunes), Maddie & Tae‘s One Heart To Another (iTunes), Marina‘s Fear (iTunes), Rhys Lewis‘s In Between Minds (iTunes), Shae Jacobs‘s What’s Hard To Say (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“85% (Acoustic)”, Loote (iTunes)
“96”, Gavin Haley (iTunes)
“909”, EDEN (iTunes)
“All For You”, Wilkinson featuring Karen Harding (iTunes)
“Back In My Arms”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Brave”, Don Diablo & Jessie J (iTunes)
“Broken”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Cellophane”, FKA Twigs (iTunes)
“Come On Snake, Let’s Rattle”, Evan Konrad (iTunes)
“Crash”, Froy (iTunes)
“Daylight”, PLGRMS (iTunes)
“Different Kind Of Love”, Hannah Grace (iTunes)
“Doom Days”, Bastille (iTunes)
“Do You Mean”, The Chainsmokers featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Bülow (iTunes)
“Drugs & The Internet”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Eagle Birds”, The Black Keys (iTunes)
“Either You Love Me Or You Don’t”, Plested (iTunes)
“Enemy”, Sandro Cavazza (iTunes)
“Grateful”, Mahalia (iTunes)
“Grow Young”, Brynn Cartelli (iTunes)
“He Don’t Love Me”, Winona Oak (iTunes)
“Hello Sunshine”, Bruce Springsteen (iTunes)
“If You’re Gonna Lie”, FLETCHER (iTunes)
“Illest”, Baker Grace (iTunes)
“Keep You Close”, FRENSHIP (iTunes)
“Learn To Lose”, Bakermat featuring Alex Clare (iTunes)
“Light It Up”, Marshmello featuring Tyga & Chris Brown (iTunes)
“LIITA”, Felix Jaehn featuring Brother Leo (iTunes)
“Loved By You”, Terror Jr (iTunes)
“ME!”, Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie (iTunes)
“Mulholland”, James Blake (iTunes)
“Next To You”, Digital Farm Animals & Becky G featuring Rvssian (iTunes)
“No Lo Trates”, Pitbull featuring Natti Natasha & Daddy Yankee (iTunes)
“Okay”, LANY & Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Only Everything”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Only If You Want It”, Magdalena Bay (iTunes)
“Out For Blood”, Sum 41 (iTunes)
“Out Of My Hands”, SHY Martin (iTunes)
“Phases”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“Poison”, Mr. Popular (iTunes)
“Radio”, Rammstein (iTunes)
“Rare (Jaydon Lewis Remix)”, Ruth B (iTunes)
“Right As Rain”, Collective Soul (iTunes)
“Smile”, Sam Creighton (iTunes)
“So Long”, Diplo featuring Cam (iTunes)
“Summer Days”, Martin Garrix featuring Macklemore & Patrick Stump (iTunes)
“Tear It All Apart”, Unsecret featuring Matthew Perryman Jones (iTunes)
“Vossi Bop”, Stormzy (iTunes)
“When I Die”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“WOW”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“You Lately”, Xavier Dunn (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Judah & The Lion, Vampire Weekend and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 21, 2018

Is he “Granted” permission to the top?

Will you cross the bridge to musical memories with us this Friday? There are plenty of big releases in the mix. These are the notable digital and physical releases hitting the market today:

JOSH GROBAN – Bridges (iTunes)
Groban’s new album, his first since 2015, is boosted by the radio single “Granted”, which is flying towards the top ten on the AC list. With three #1 albums since 2004 and several other top ten titles in the nearly 17 years he’s been charting, this set should easily take a seat in the upper region of the list.

MACHINE GUN KELLY – BINGE (iTunes)
Featuring the explosive single “Rap Devil”, which hit #1 on iTunes and is sticking around the top five, Kelly’s latest set should excite his fanbase. Given the album’s large streaming potential, it’s likely to become his third top five entry on the Billboard 200 chart.

Notable albums out this week: AJR‘s The Click (Deluxe Edition) (iTunes), BROCKHAMPTON‘s iridescence (iTunes), Christine & The Queens‘s Chris (iTunes), Macy Gray‘s Ruby (iTunes), Metric‘s Art Of Doubt (iTunes), Prince‘s Piano & A Microphone (1983) (iTunes), St. Lucia‘s Hyperion (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Bright Light Bright Light‘s Tough Love (iTunes), French Montana‘s No Stylist (iTunes), Mahalia‘s Seasons (iTunes), Noah Cyrus‘s Good Cry (iTunes), The Band Perry‘s Coordinates (iTunes), The Neighbourhood‘s Ever Changing (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Song With No Name”, Norah Jones (iTunes)
“All I Am (Acoustic)”, Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“All That Acid”, Mickey Kojak (iTunes)
“Back Together”, Loote (iTunes)
“Backin’ It Up”, Pardison Fontaine featuring Cardi B (iTunes)
“Beyond (Live)”, Leon Bridges featuring Luke Combs (iTunes)
“Bottled Up”, Dinah Jane featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“California Snow”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Dear Yessie”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Do You Think About Me (Wideboys Remix)”, Captain Cuts & Zookëper featuring Georgia Ku (iTunes)
“Do You Wanna Get Lucky”, Daniel Powter (iTunes)
“Emoji”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Fake It”, Prince Fox (iTunes)
“Falling Down”, Lil Peep & XXXTentacion (iTunes)
“False Confidence”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Focus (Yaeji Remix)”, Charli XCX (iTunes)
“Give A Little (Mokita & Goldhouse Remix)”, Maggie Rogers (iTunes)
“Gold Rush (Mansionair Remix)”, Death Cab For Cutie (iTunes)
“Grace”, Lewis Capaldi (iTunes)
“Grace”, Rod Stewart (iTunes)
“Guiding Light”, Mumford & Sons (iTunes)
“Havana (Live)”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Head Above Water”, Avril Lavigne (iTunes)
“Here Comes The Change”, Kesha (iTunes)
“I Wish You Were Here”, HRVY (iTunes)
“I’m With You (Single Edit)”, Vance Joy (iTunes)
“I’ve Been Waiting”, Briston Maroney (iTunes)
“Imaginary Friend”, (iTunes)
“It’s Not This”, Bearson featuring Lemaitre & Josh Pan (iTunes)
“Last Summer”, Johnny Orlando (iTunes)
“Let You Love Me”, Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Little Things”, Allie X (iTunes)
“Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter”, Ingrid Michaelson (iTunes)
“Losing My Mind”, Betcha (iTunes)
“Lover, Leaver”, Greta Van Fleet (iTunes)
“Made It Out Alright”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Naturally Pretty Girls”, Elle King (iTunes)
“One Of Us”, Cher (iTunes)
“Outstanding”, Lido (iTunes)
“Radar”, Whethan featuring HONNE (iTunes)
“Rare”, Ruth B. (iTunes)
“Run To Me”, Causes (iTunes)
“Say It Back”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“She Knows”, NAWAS (iTunes)
“Signs”, Starley (iTunes)
“Snatching It Back”, Kid Rock (iTunes)
“Stranger”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“Thinking 2 Much”, Jeremy Zucker (iTunes)
“This Feeling”, The Chainsmokers featuring Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“TOOGOODTOBETRUE”, Gallant featuring Sufjan Stevens and Rebecca Sugar (iTunes)
“Two Punks In Love”, bülow (iTunes)
“Venice Bitch”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“When Bad Does Good”, Chris Cornell (iTunes)
“Zero”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)

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

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