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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 15, 2022

It’s about damn time for some new music.

The hunt is on for Easter eggs and top tunes for this week’s edition of New Music Friday, including the newest albums from Alec Benjamin, Anitta and Swedish House Mafia and singles from Lauren Spencer-Smith, Lizzo and Muni Long

Notable albums out this week: Alec Benjamin‘s (Un)Commentary (Stream), Anitta‘s Versions Of Me (Stream), Jewel‘s Freewheelin’ Woman (Stream), Kurt Vile‘s (Watch My Moves) (Stream), Mitchell Tenpenny‘s The Low Light Sessions (Stream), Swedish House Mafia‘s Paradise Again (Stream), Tee Grizzley‘s Half Tee Half Beast (Stream), Wheeler Walker Jr.‘s Sex, Drugs & Country Music (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Bas‘s [Bump] Pick Me Up (Stream), Bülow‘s Booty Call (Stream), Lyn Lapid‘s The Outsider (Stream), Ricky Montgomery‘s It’s 2016 Somewhere (Stream), Sarcastic Sounds‘s I’m A Disappointment (Stream), Wet‘s Letter Blue (Reprise) (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“24”, Quando Rondo (Stream)
“About Damn Time”, Lizzo (Stream)
“Afterlife” / “Queens”, Benjamin Ingrosso (Stream)
“AfterLife”, Five Finger Death Punch (Stream)
“Aimed To Kill”, Jade LeMac (Stream)
“Another”, Muni Long (Stream)
“Anymore Anyway”, KAIRO (Stream)
“Apartment Complex On The Eastside”, Dylan Fraser (Stream)
“Apple Tree Blues”, Caamp (Stream)
“Blah Blah Blah”, Reiley (Stream)
“Breaking News”, Kolby Cooper (Stream)
“Car Therapy”, Faye Webster (Stream)
“Clap”, Trina & Latto (Stream)
“Cliché”, Gavin Haley (Stream)
“Colour Me Blue”, Alfie Templeman (Stream)
“Complicated”, Whethan featuring Aldn & 8485 (Stream)
“Crash My Car” / “Devil On My Shoulder”, Guccihighwaters (Stream)
“Crybaby”, Amelia Moore (Stream)
“Don’t Think Jesus”, Morgan Wallen (Stream)
“Doritos & Fritos”, 100 Gecs (Stream)
“Dose”, Teddy Swims (Stream)
“Dressing Like A Stranger”, Luke Sital-Singh (Stream)
“Easy Tonight”, Niko Moon (Stream)
“Esta Noche”, Yahritza (Y Su Esencia) (Stream)
“Face The River”, Gavin DeGraw (Stream)
“Fall In Love (Acoustic)”, Bailey Zimmerman (Stream)
“First Date”, Taylor Acorn (Stream)
“Floss My Teeth”, Jae Lynx (Stream)
“Flowers”, Lauren Spencer-Smith (Stream)
“Friends”, Emma Løv (of Loote) & JORDY (Stream)
“Good Friday”, Kota The Friend (Stream)
“Good Person”, Ingrid Andress (Stream)
“Hair Toss, Arms Crossed”, Mark Ambor (Stream)
“Hell Yeah”, Little Big Town (Stream)
“If That’s What You Need”, Ayokay (Stream)
“Let Me Down Easy (Lie)”, Why Don’t We (Stream)
“Let U Have Me”, Shift K3Y (Stream)
“Let’s Do It Again”, Jamie XX (Stream)
“Lightning In A Bottle”, Fly By Midnight (Stream)
“Liked You Better”, Good Problem & Boy In Space (Stream)
“Live With Me”, Sheryl Crow (Stream)
“Love Like That”, Phillip Phillips (Stream)
“Masterpiece”, Motionless In White (Stream)
“Memories”, Conan Gray (Stream)
“Million Little Problems”, The Walters (Stream)
“My Heart’s Been Waiting For You”, Craig David featuring Duvall (Stream)
“Next To You”, Jaira Burns (Stream)
“New Moon (Remix)”, featuring Rebecca Black (Stream)
“Nice”, Matilda Mann (Stream)
“Numb”, CLAY (Stream)
“On The Edge”, Zackery (Stream)
“Ophelia”, Matt Schuster (Stream)
“Orange Blood”, Mt. Joy (Stream)
“People Talk”, Kidd G (Stream)
“Picasso”, Tanna Leone (Stream)
“Punk Tactics”, Joey Valence & Brae (Stream)
“Put Me Together”, Youngr (Stream)
“Running Back (Trying To Talk To You)”, Train (Stream)
“Sad Face Baby”, The Lathums (Stream)
“Serial Killers”, Gucci Mane (Stream)
“Seven Bridge Road”, Jake Bugg (Stream)
“Shallow Water”, Mansionair (Stream)
“Sidelines”, Phoebe Bridgers (Stream)
“Street Signs”, Blueface & G Herbo (Stream)
“Surprise Me”, Mallrat featuring Azealia Banks (Stream)
“Texas Girl (Piano)”, Jake Scott (Stream)
“Thank God We Broke Up”, Julia Cole (Stream)
“Tuh”, BeatKing featuring Queendom Come (Stream)
“Where Did We Go?”, Josh Kerr (Stream)
“Why Does It Hurt”, Will Young (Stream)
“Wild Horse”, Warren Zeiders (Stream)

Next week, the new projects from Jason Aldean and Tenille Townes are among the largest releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 6, 2019

Breakin’ hearts and records.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 6, 2019…

Debuts:
38. JON BELLION, “Stupid Deep”
37. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar”

Biggest Mover(s):
SEEB x BASTILLE, “Grip” (33-24, nine spots)

10. SCOTT HELMAN, “Hang Ups” (up 2)
EP: Hang Ups (2018, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #7

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Heat” (steady, second week)
Album: Meaning Of Life (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Love You Anymore” (steady, second week)
Album: Love (2018, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Head Above Water” (down 4)
Album: Head Above Water (2019, BMG Music)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (down 1)
Album: Poster Girl (2021, TEN/Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” (up 2)
Album: Late Night Feelings (2019, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Chances” (up 2)
Album: DNA (2019, K-BAHN/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. MAGGIE ROGERS, “Light On” (up 1)
Album: Heard It In A Past Life (2019, Debay Sounds/Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow” (down 1)
Album: A Star Is Born (Soundtrack) (2018, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. ALEC BENJAMIN, “Let Me Down Slowly” (up 1)
Album: Narrated For You (2018, Artist Partner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 29, 2020

Luck be a Lady.

The end of May marks the beginning of a fantastic Friday full of all sorts of bops and bangers, including the new albums by Alec Benjamin, Kygo and Lady Gaga and top singles from Ali Gatie, ROSALÍATones And I and more. Get ecstatic for a chromatic listening session:

DIPLO – Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil (iTunes)
Features: The Julia Michaels and Morgan Wallen-assisted “Heartless” and the Jonas Brothers-assisted “Lonely”

LADY GAGA – Chromatica (iTunes)
Features: The Ariana Grande-assisted “Rain On Me” and “Stupid Love”

LIL YACHTY – Lil Boat 3 (iTunes)
Features: collaborations with DaBaby, Drake, Future and more

Notable albums out this week: Alec Benjamin‘s These Two Windows (iTunes), Aitch‘s Polaris (iTunes), Jimmy Buffett‘s Life On The Flip Side (iTunes), Keiynan Lonsdale‘s Rainbow Boy (iTunes), Kip Moore‘s Wild World (iTunes), Kygo‘s Golden Hour (iTunes), Lewis Watson‘s The Love That You Want (iTunes), Noah Reid‘s Gemini (iTunes), Ro James‘s Mantic (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Dylan‘s Red (iTunes), Monsta X‘s Fantasia X (iTunes), Powfu‘s Poems Of The Past (iTunes), The Blossom‘s Bleeding Buttercup (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Letter To My Younger Self”, Quinn XCII featuring Logic (iTunes)
“All My Exes”, SVEA (iTunes)
“Angel”, Eli Gosling (iTunes)
“Astrid”, Polly Money (iTunes)
“ATL Freestyle”, 6LACK (iTunes)
“Bedroom Ceiling”, Sody (iTunes)
“Better Than Heaven”, Slander & Jason Ross featuring JT Roach (iTunes)
“Blame It On Me”, Melanie C (iTunes)
“Both Sides”, Gucci Mane featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Breathe Again”, Joy Oladokun (iTunes)
“Bury Me Alive”, Oliver Tree (iTunes)
“Catch”, CAL (iTunes)
“Commando”, Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Daisies (MK Remix)”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Dance Alone”, Tayla Parx (iTunes)
“Delayed Gratification”, LPX (iTunes)
“Dio”, Boylife (iTunes)
“Disco Man”, Remi Wolf (iTunes)
“Dominican Mami”, DaniLeigh featuring Fivio Foreign (iTunes)
“Dreams”, Ella Eyre featuring Yxng Bane (iTunes)
“Drums Drums Drums”, Travis Barker featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Drunk Talk”, Junge Junge (iTunes)
“Everything Falls For You”, Seaforth (iTunes)
“Everything’s Good”, Phil Good (iTunes)
“Figment Of My Mind”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“Find A Way”, Duckwrth featuring Alex Mali & Radio Ahlee (iTunes)
“Flowers Of Neptune 6”, The Flaming Lips (iTunes)
“For The Night”, Grey (iTunes)
“For The People In The Back”, Role Model (iTunes)
“Forever Mine”, Robin Thicke (iTunes)
“Forgive Myself”, Griff (iTunes)
“Fuego Del Calor”, Scott Storch featuring Ozuna & Tyga (iTunes)
“Ghosts (Acoustic)”, Wylder (iTunes)
“Goldrush”, Stela Cole (iTunes)
“Groceries”, Landon Cube featuring Lil Keed (iTunes)
“Heartbreaker”, Daniel Blume (iTunes)
“High Low”, The Unlikely Candidates (iTunes)
“Hurry Home”, No Rome featuring Beabadoobee & Jay Som (iTunes)
“I Can See The Change”, Celeste (iTunes)
“I Feel Like I Am Changin'”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“I’d Have Killed For You”, Stellie (iTunes)
“I’m Not Over You”, RMR (iTunes)
“I’m On My Way”, Bob Sinclar featuring Omi (iTunes)
“If This Is Love”, The Hunna featuring Phem (iTunes)
“ILY (I Love You Baby) (Topic Remix)”, Surf Mesa featuring Emilee (iTunes)
“Leave You”, Tyron Hapi featuring Dylan Joel (iTunes)
“Level Of Concern (Live From Outside)”, Twenty One Pilots (iTunes)
“Little Bit Of Love (Indian Summer Remix)”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Look What You Made Me Do”, Jack Leopards & The Dolphin Club (iTunes)
“Love Struck”, Boyz II Men (iTunes)
“Mad World”, X Lovers (iTunes)
“Make The Most Of This”, Evan Klar (iTunes)
“Make Your Troubles Go Away”, Andra Day (iTunes)
“Might Delete Later”, Larry Pink The Human (iTunes)
“Mourn The Living”, Sarah Barrios (iTunes)
“Mushy Gushy”, Chapel (iTunes)
“My Game”, Zella Day (iTunes)
“New Age Meds”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)
“No Glory In The West”, Orville Peck (iTunes)
“No Love”, Skip Marley (iTunes)
“No Use”, Christian Leave (iTunes)
“On 11”, Destiny Rogers (iTunes)
“One And Done”, Bright Eyes (iTunes)
“Only A Fool”, Galantis & Ship Wrek featuring Pink Sweat$ (iTunes)
“Oxygen”, Winona Oak & Robin Schulz (iTunes)
“Paranoid”, GASHI (iTunes)
“Parmas In June”, Illy (iTunes)
“Queen Bee”, Matt Maltese (iTunes)
“Redwood Tree”, Cam (iTunes)
“Right Way Round”, Saint Raymond (iTunes)
“RiRi”, Aminé (iTunes)
“Roses (Remix)”, SAINt JHN featuring Future (iTunes)
“Run This Town”, Zayde Wølf & Konata Small (iTunes)
“Running On My Mind”, Ali Gatie (iTunes)
“See You Later”, Joseph Black (iTunes)
“Selfish (Alan Walker Remix)”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“She’s Got What I Need” and “You’re My Home”, Mark Pelli (iTunes)
“Stan By Me”, G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Strong Enough”, Ray LaMontagne (iTunes)
“Tell Me U Luv Me”, Juice WRLD & Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“The Heresy”, Mushroomhead (iTunes)
“These Days”, Thelma Plum (iTunes)
“This City”, Sam Fischer featuring Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“TKN”, ROSALÍA featuring Travis Scott (iTunes)
“True Paradise”, Brasko (iTunes)
“U 2 Luv”, Ne-Yo featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Ur So F-cking Cool”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“Wait No More”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“When Life Is Good Again”, Dolly Parton (iTunes)
“Yeah, No. (Andrelli Remix)”, Elle Winter (iTunes)
“You Do You”, Jason Mraz featuring Tiffany Haddish (iTunes)
“You’re All I Want”, Cigarettes After Sex (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums from Chloe x Halle, Mt. Joy and Run The Jewels are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 24, 2020)

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. Sure, it’s a holiday weekend, but the Top 40 chart is definitely not taking a holiday when it comes to fast action. Here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

CURIOSITY THRILLED THE CAT: For the third consecutive week, Doja Cat‘s “Say So” remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart. It’s likely to spend a fourth week at the summit, especially given the lack of competition currently in the top five. However, that’s not all for radio’s top feline this week, but you’ll have to wait and see what song of hers is meowing at the bottom of the list as you read on:

This is the most active week for top 40 entries in quite some time, led mostly by larger names and a couple of emerging ones. “X” by the Jonas Brothers is the highest of five tunes to make the jump, up from 45-26 to become the trio’s 12th top 40 hit at the format. Harry Styles picks up his fifth solo entry in the region with “Watermelon Sugar”, which flows from 42-28. This one follows “Adore You”, which spent a week at the top last month. The highly-anticipated collaboration from Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande is new at #38: “Rain On Me” showers the two women with their 21st and 22nd top 40 hits at the format, respectively. Grande is also at #18 with the Justin Bieber collaboration “Stuck With U”, which moves up from #22 last week. Jackson Wang leaps from 43-39 with “100 Ways”, his second top 40 entry of the year and the first since record label 88rising’s collaboration “Walking”, which got as high as #37 in January. Lastly, Alec Benjamin scores his first top 40 song with “Oh My God”, rising from 44-40.

Into the top 50, Katy Perry sprouts at #43 with “Daisies”, which is already in the top 20 on the Hot AC chart. As mentioned above, Doja Cat claws back onto the Top 40 chart with the Gucci Mane-assisted “Like That”, which climbs aboard at #45. One spot lower, the DaBaby and Roddy Ricch collaboration “Rockstar” starts strumming and rocks it out at #46. Both this single and “Like That” are well into the top 40 on the Rhythmic chart with current peaks of #13 and #23, respectively. Finally, Cyn reaches the top 50 with her first ever chart entry, “Drinks”. Landing at #49, the song is taken from the soundtrack to Promising Young Woman.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 28, 2020)

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: in a very divided week at this format, Sam Smith and Demi Lovato are more than ready for a second week atop the adds report. Who else qualified for a medal? Let’s add ’em up:

“READY” FOR MORE: For the second week in a row, Smith and Lovato’s hit collaboration “I’m Ready” took the top prize on the adds report with 36 more stations in its second week. SAINt JHN‘s “Roses” followed closely in second place with 24 adds here.

There were a number of impacting releases this week, but no one song dominated on the log, likely due in part to a smaller number of stations actually reporting adds. The highest of them, Alec Benjamin‘s “Oh My God”, tied for third place with 20 stations. This will likely become his second charting song at the format, with “Let Me Down Slowly” spending two weeks at #50 last March. More new titles that entered to the top ten are below, including tunes from AJR, Fitz And The Tantrums and The Scotts.

Charting singles from Maren Morris, Powfu and Twenty One Pilots return to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (THIRTEEN)
1. SAM SMITH & DEMI LOVATO, “I’m Ready” (Capitol)
2. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
3-T. ALEC BENJAMIN, “Oh My God” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
3-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
5. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
6-T. AJR, “Bang!” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
6-T. THE SCOTTS, “The Scotts” (Epic)
8-T. JOJO, “Man” (Warner)
8-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Level Of Concern” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10-T. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, “I Just Wanna Shine” (Elektra/EMG)
10-T. JP SAXE featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “If The World Was Ending” (Arista)
10-T. LIL MOSEY, “Blueberry Faygo” (Interscope)
10-T. MAREN MORRIS, “The Bones” (Columbia)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 27-28, 2020)

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, “Bang!” (S-Curve)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After “Dear Winter” barely reached #40 for a week in December, this might become the trio’s fifth top 40 entry.

ALEC BENJAMIN, “Oh My God” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
Album: These Two Windows (2020)
Past T40 History: In March 2019, he scored his only chart single here with “Let Me Down Slowly”, which spent two weeks at #50.

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, “I Just Wanna Shine” (Elektra/EMG)
Album: All The Feels (2019)
Past T40 History: The six-member band last appeared in the top 40 at the format in early 2017, when “HandClap” peaked at #28.

SURF MESA featuring EMILEE, “ILY (I Love You Baby)” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Both acts are new to this format. The track interpolates Frankie Valli’s 1967 song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”.

With a larger amount of shifting adds dates given the current pandemic, we’ll see what new titles head to the format on Monday.

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

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 29, 2019

Things are chilly on top.

DEBUTS
40. Alec Benjamin – Mind Is A Prison
39. Conan Gray – Maniac | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
24. Tones And I – Never Seen The Rain (29)
20. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go (25)
10. Harry Styles – Adore You (17) | BIGGEST MOVER — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Harry Styles – Adore You (17) | PEAK: #10
09. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (09) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. Louis Tomlinson – We Made It (10) | PEAK: #08
07. The Script – The Last Time (07) | PEAK: #03
06. Harry Styles – Lights Up (06) | PEAK: #06
05. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (03) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
02. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – Orphans (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July (1)
2. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (2)
3. Mitch James – Sunday Morning (3)
4. Finneas – Let’s Fall In Love For The Night (4)
5. Louis Tomlinson – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart (5)
6. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (7)
7. Delaney Jane – Safe With You (6)
8. HAIM – Hallelujah (10)
9. Anson Seabra – Trying My Best (-)
10. Daughtry – Alive (9)

In The Mix:
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
James Blunt – The Truth (new)
Old Dominion – One Man Band (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Coldplay‘s “Orphans” marks its second week at #1 on my personal chart, as it remains atop the Alternative and Triple A radio lists as well. It’s also another good week for Harry Styles‘s “Adore You”, which soars from 17-10 to become the Biggest Mover for a third consecutive chart. At #39, newcomer Conan Gray enters with “Maniac”, followed by Alec Benjamin with “Mind Is A Prison” at #40. “Mind” becomes Benjamin’s second top 40 song to date; he earned a week at #1 in January with “Let Me Down Slowly”.

 (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #40-31

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

40. DEAN LEWIS, “7 Minutes”
Album: A Place We Knew
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8

39. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved”
Album: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
Label: Capitol
Peak: #8

38. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Now That I Found You”
Album: Dedicated
Label: Schoolboy/Interscope
Peak: #7

37. STEPHEN PUTH, “Look Away”
Album: (single only)
Label: Arista
Peak: #6

36. ALEC BENJAMIN, “Let Me Down Slowly”
Album: Narrated For You
Label: Artist Partner Group/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for one week
2018 YE: #99

35. SMITH & THELL featuring SWEDISH JAM FACTORY, “Forgive Me Friend”
Album: Telephone Wires (EP)
Label: Arista
Peak: #6

34. ELTON JOHN & TARON EGERTON, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”
Album: Rocketman (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #7

33. NOAH KAHAN, “Mess”
Album: Busyhead
Label: Republic
Peak: #5

32. DEAN LEWIS, “Stay Awake”
Album: A Place We Knew
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #4

31. ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER, “I Don’t Care”
Album: No.6 Collaborations Project
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

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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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 3, 2019

Breaking into the top spot.

DEBUTS
39. Smith & Thell featuring Swedish Jam Factory – Forgive Me Friend
38. Lizzo – Juice
36. Backstreet Boys – No Place
33. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. FLETCHER – Undrunk (37)
26. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes (28)
22. The Cranberries – All Over Now (29)
15. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (21)
11. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (17)
(see #5 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Scott Helman – Hang Ups (08) | PEAK: #07
09. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. The Strumbellas – Salvation (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Maggie Rogers – Light On (05) | PEAK: #03
06. Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Backstreet Boys – Chances (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. half•alive – Still Feel (1)
2. Kian – Waiting (2)
3. Passenger – Survivors (6)
4. American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart – Neighborhood (5)
5. Dan + Shay – Speechless (4)
6. MKTO – How Can I Forget (-)
7. Betty Who – I Remember (8)
8. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (-)
9. Dido – Give You Up (-)
10. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (-)

In The Mix:
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Emily King – Look At Me Now
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows (new)
Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back
James TW – You & Me
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired…
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Genius
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Parachute – Young
Rachel Crow – Up All Night
Sheppard – On My Way (new)
Shinedown – Get Up (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus, who each earn their first #1 song on my chart with “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, up 2-1. The hit is currently in the top 20 on the Top 40 chart, as it approaches the region on the Hot AC list. Dua Lipa‘s “Swan Song” leaps from 34-26, which is enough for the soundtrack cut to claim the title of Biggest Mover. Four new songs enter the top 40 this week, led by Panic! At The Disco‘s “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” at #33. It’s the follow-up to “High Hopes”, a huge radio track that got as high as #2 on here. With their three-week run at the top with “Chances” coming to a close, the Backstreet Boys are in at #36 with the third radio single from their #1 album DNA, “No Place”. You’ll also find it in the top 40 on the Hot AC survey. Further entries this week all come from chart newcomers: Lizzo comes in at #38 with “Juice” and the collaboration from Smith & Thell and Swedish Jam Factory titled “Forgive Me Friend” starts at #39. The latter song is already in the top ten in Sweden, while the former saw a solid sales and streaming spike following a recent performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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