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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 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: the Top 40 radio panel is sipping on newcomer FLETCHER‘s single, one of the many standouts in a very busy week at the format. Let’s get undrunk and add ’em up:

FLETCH ME IF YOU CAN: With over half a dozen new titles impacting at the format this week, there were plenty of choices for pop programmers during the current session. One that made a particularly big statement was “Undrunk” by FLETCHER, who may be new to the format, but is certainly known for a number of songs in the streaming world. The song scores with 67 stations to lead the report, up from #7 on last Tuesday’s log. “Undrunk” should soar into the top 40 during the coming days and become official on the published report this coming Sunday.

Singer Ally Brooke, currently on the Top 40 airwaves with a solo single outside of Fifth Harmony, has a fairly decent start with the Tyga-assisted “Low Key”, which keys in the code for 32 stations on impact. The total should be more than enough action to get the song into the top 50 by the weekend. “Low” ties for third place on this week’s list with “I’ve Been Waiting”, a release credited to three performers: Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen with a featured appearance by Fall Out Boy. The latter two acts have reached the top 40 at the format before, and it could be the first (and first posthumous entry) for Lil Peep.

Next week could be a great week for MKTO‘s song “How Can I Forget”, but how will the competition fare, including a forthcoming collaboration from The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds Of Summer? Stay tuned.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. FLETCHER, “Undrunk” (Snapback/Capitol)
2. DUA LIPA, “Swan Song” (Warner Bros.)
3-T. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)
4-T. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
5. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
6. SAM SMITH & NORMANI, “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol-RCA)
7. GREY featuring LÉON, “Want You Back” (Island/Republic)
8-T. ALESSIA CARA, “Out Of Love” (Def Jam)
8-T. DRAX PROJECT featuring HAILEE STEINFELD, “Woke Up Late” (300 Ent./in2une)
10. JAKE MILLER, “Wait For You” (RED)
10-T. JEREMY ZUCKER, “comethru” (Republic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 3, 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. In the Super Bowl of pop, only one song can win the top spot each week. Who scores a Top 40 touchdown this time around? Let’s see what’s popping this Sunday:

IT’S “ME” AGAIN:  Halsey‘s “Without Me” easily secures a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, with little competition behind her. It’s her 14th career week atop the survey at the format. The smash should hold there for a third week, as it looks as though she’ll eventually replace herself at the top later this month: “Eastside”, performed by Benny Blanco, herself and Khalid, is slowly rising up the top 40 and is the highest-charting song that’s bulleted this week. The collaboration remains at #4 and continues to gain spins in its 28th (!) week in the top 40.

Larger top 40 action this week comes from Dua Lipa‘s “Swan Song”, which climbs from 49-33 in its second week in the top 50, and Sabrina Carpenter‘s “Sue Me”, which climbs from 42-37 after about a month in the top 50. It’s the eighth top 40 song for Lipa, as well as the fourth for Carpenter. The latter artist’s three previous chart entries all reached the top 30, but could never quite ease into the top 20. We’ll see if this tune can make it happen. Meanwhile, the former artist is searching for her second #1 single at the format with this soundtrack cut from Alita: Battle Angel, out in just over a week.

FLETCHER earns her first top 50 entry at the format with the song that checks in at #45 this week, “Undrunk”. It’s the first of four debuts in this region of the chart, which also includes the new single from Alessia Cara, “Out Of Love”, landing at #47. A few spots lower, two collaborations round out the new tracks: “Woke Up Late” by the Drax Project featuring Hailee Steinfeld bows at #49 and “Body Talks” by The Struts featuring Kesha comes in at #50. The latter title just missed the top ten on the Alternative list last fall, while the former was a sizable hit in New Zealand (in its original form without Steinfeld) last year.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 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: Dua Lipa‘s big screen hit has a big debut on the update, while fresh titles from Alessia Cara and Jeremy Zucker also earn solid starts. Let’s add ’em up:

NEW “SONG” AT THE TOP: From the soundtrack to the upcoming film Alita: Battle Angel, Dua Lipa faced a big battle against several impacting singles this week, but emerged victorious with “Swan Song”. It’s the Most Added song on this week’s report, new at 98 stations. The release managed to sneak into the top 50 by last Sunday’s published chart and should be well into the top 40 by the next official update. The movie, itself, opens on Valentine’s Day.

With her third radio single from The Pains Of Growing, Alessia Cara takes a third place finish this week for “Out Of Love”, moving in with 32 stations on impact. The prior single from the project, “Trust My Lonely”, earned 45 stations in its first full week. Jeremy Zucker rounds out the top five with a total of 23 stations for “comethru”, which parks in fifth place. This is his first single to impact at the format, though he has a number of songs that have done well at the various streaming platforms.

Next week, look out for impacting songs by FLETCHER (at #7 this week) and Imagine Dragons (at #6 this week) to power into the top ten again, with additional singles from the Drax Project and LSD also expected to pick up some solid numbers.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DUA LIPA, “Swan Song” (Warner Bros.)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, “7 Rings” (Republic)
3. ALESSIA CARA, “Out Of Love” (Def Jam)
4. SAM SMITH & NORMANI, “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol-RCA)
5. JEREMY ZUCKER, “comethru” (Republic)
6. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
7. FLETCHER, “Undrunk” (Snapback/Capitol)
8. POST MALONE, “Wow.” (Republic)
9. GESAFFELSTEIN & THE WEEKND, “Lost In The Fire” (Columbia)
10. LIVVIA, “Damn” (12Tone)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 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 new titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALESSIA CARA – “Out Of Love” (Def Jam)
Album: The Pains Of Growing (2018)
Past T40 History: The sophomore slump hit Cara hard, with two underwhelming tracks earning lower peaks. Will this fare better?

DUA LIPA – “Swan Song” (Warner Bros.)
Album: Alita: Battle Angel (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: Ready for her eighth top 40 song at the format, Lipa’s latest single reached the top 50 on Sunday’s chart update.

JAKE MILLER – “Wait For You” (RED)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Miller has four top 50 entries to date, but just one reached the top 40: 2014’s “First Flight Home”, going to #29.

JEREMY ZUCKER – “comethru” (Republic)
Album: summer, (EP) (2018)
Past T40 History: Zucker is a newcomer to the format. At Spotify alone, his single has more than 43 million plays since it debuted.

Next week: A busy week at the format is led by impacting releases from Imagine Dragons and LSD, as well as newcomers Drax Project and FLETCHER.

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

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 22, 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: Ariana Grande rings up another pop hit, while NF gets some great love from the panel. Let’s add ’em up:

SEVEN THE HARD WAY: “7 Rings” is ringing a bell across the U.S. this week, as Grande’s latest release leads the updated adds report at the Top 40 format with a huge 143 adds on impact. That massive debut should help carry the title deep into the top ten in the next few weeks, though it will have to contend with her own “thank u, next”, which recently spent its first official week at #1. At this point, “7” remains midway up the chart, boosted by hourly airplay at many stations upon release last Friday.

Also picking up some good support this week, “If You Want Love” from Christian crossover rapper NF should become his third top 40 single at the format, picking up 33 new stations and tying for third place. His two prior songs to chart here are “Let You Down”, which spent a week at #1 last year, and “Lie”, which got as high as #6. Will this one perform as well? We’ll find out soon.

Next week, look out for impacting songs by Alessia Cara (at #9 this week), Dua Lipa and Jake Miller to appear in the top ten.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “7 Rings” (Republic)
2. GESAFFELSTEIN & THE WEEKND, “Lost In The Fire” (Columbia)
3-T. NF, “If You Want Love” (Caroline)
3-T. SAM SMITH & NORMANI, “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol-RCA)
5. POST MALONE, “Wow.” (Republic)
6. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Sue Me” (Hollywood)
7-T. CALVIN HARRIS & RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Giant” (Columbia)
7-T. LIVVIA, “Damn” (12Tone)
9. ALESSIA CARA, “Out Of Love” (Def Jam)
10. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 30, 2018

Will he be the chart champion?

They are the potential champions, my friends, but who will keep on fighting ’til the end? Get ready to buy and stream your picks, because these are the notable digital and physical releases out this Friday:

MEEK MILL – Championships (iTunes)
With his first album following his release from prison this past spring, Mill’s newest album is sure to do well commercially in the States. It includes the song “Dangerous”, a collaboration with Jeremih and PnB Rock that holds at the top of the Urban chart.

THE 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (iTunes)
This quartet has quite the fan base, which should easily push their new set into the top five on the Billboard 200. Two of the cuts from the band’s album have reached the top 20 on the Alternative radio list: “Give Yourself A Try” and “Love It If We Made It”.

ALESSIA CARA – The Pains Of Growing (iTunes)
Cara’s sophomore effort features the moderately successful “Growing Pains”, a top 20 entry on the Top 40 and Hot AC charts, as well as “Trust My Lonely”, which is lower on both lists. Will it hit the top ten on the Billboard 200 like 2015’s Know-It-All?

Notable albums out this week: Calum Scott‘s Only Human (Special Edition) (iTunes), Clean Bandit‘s What Is Love? (iTunes), DaniLeigh‘s The Plan (iTunes), Earl Sweatshirt‘s Some Rap Songs (iTunes), Wheeler Walker Jr.‘s WW III (iTunes), Dumplin’ (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Bay Ledges‘s In Waves (iTunes), Elderbrook‘s Old Friend (iTunes), Keelan Donovan‘s Disco Confetti (iTunes), Sam Tinnesz‘s Babel: The Ruins (iTunes), Sasha Sloan‘s Loser (iTunes), Stefan James‘s Nights Like (iTunes), Global Citizen – 1 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“About You” and “Drive Thru”, MacKenzie Porter (iTunes)
“Bad Ideas”, Tessa Violet (iTunes)
“Better To Lie”, Benny Blanco, Jesse & Swae Lee (iTunes)
“Blur”, featuring Foster The People (iTunes)
“Bolting Volts”, Molly Parden (iTunes)
“Bye Bye”, Gryffin featuring Ivy Adara (iTunes)
“Call You”, Cash Cash featuring Nasri (of MAGIC!) (iTunes)
“Colder”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Colorblind”, Kina Grannis (iTunes)
“Crazy Love”, Future Animals (iTunes)
“Damn Good Liar”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“Devil’s Tower”, Toto (iTunes)
“Feeling Of Falling”, Cheat Codes x Kim Petras (iTunes)
“First Winter”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“Funny Business”, Alice Merton (iTunes)
“Good Form (Remix)”, Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Life”, REECE (iTunes)
“Mercy”, Grace Weber featuring Vic Mensa (iTunes)
“Middle Of A Heartbreak”, Leland (iTunes)
“My Mistake”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Pissed”, Saweetie (iTunes)
“Play”, Jax Jones & Years & Years (iTunes)
“Rainberry”, ZAYN (iTunes)
“Reset”, Gesaffelstein (iTunes)
“Rollercoaster”, Audien featuring Liam O’Donnell (iTunes)
“Ruin My Life (Piano Version)”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Salvation”, The Strumbellas (iTunes)
“Second Boyfriend”, Matt Hall (iTunes)
“Serotonin”, Call Me Karizma (iTunes)
“Sicko Mode (Skrillex Remix)”, Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Stories”, Refs (iTunes)
“Strangers Now”, Tom Speight (iTunes)
“Sunday Morning (Zookëper Remix)”, Matoma featuring Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Sux”, CAPPA (iTunes)
“WTF”, Hugel featuring Amber Van Day (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Brett Young, Coldplay, Gucci Mane 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 (November 27, 2018)

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: Brrrr! The numbers are very chilly, as radio prepares for the annual freeze for the holidays. Let’s add ’em up:

SO “CLOSE” TO CHRISTMAS: With the Thanksgiving holiday having just passed, it’s no surprise to see that most reporters on the pop panel didn’t post any (or as many) adds this Tuesday. As a result, it was mostly established singles out in front, with “Close To Me” by Ellie Goulding x Diplo featuring Swae Lee collecting 20 adds and the top position. Ariana Grande followed in the runner-up position with another 16 adds for “Thank U, Next”. You can find the rest of the significant titles (and ties) below.

Next week, the top ten should look more lively with continued add support for “1999”, the current collaboration from Charli XCX and Troye Sivan, as well as “Trip”, the potential second top 40 single for Ella Mai. Who else is due for a solid impact week? Find out soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
3. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
4-T. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
4-T. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
6-T. BENNY BLANCO & CALVIN HARRIS, “I Found You” (Columbia-Interscope)
6-T. CHARLI XCX featuring TROYE SIVAN, “1999” (Atlantic/EMG)
6-T. GUCCI MANE, BRUNO MARS & KODAK BLACK, “Wake Up In The Sky” (Atlantic)
6-T. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)
10. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)

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