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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 17, 2020

Ready, set, Kygo.

What’s New Music Friday got to do with it? Well, more than you think! Check out these notable albums and EPs from Alessia Cara, Blackbear, Ellie Goulding, Pink Sweat$, StaySolidRocky, The Chicks and others, as well as the latest singles from DJ Khaled, Jxdn, Keith Urban, Kygo, Powfu, Steve Aoki and more. Get collaborative and bop away:

Notable albums out this week: Alessia Cara‘s This Summer: Live Off The Floor (iTunes), Alice Ivy‘s Don’t Sleep (iTunes), BTS‘s Map Of The Soul: 7 ~The Journey~ (iTunes), Bush‘s The Kingdom (iTunes), COTIS‘s Reckless (iTunes), Ellie Goulding‘s Brightest Blue (iTunes), Jhené Aiko‘s Chilombo (Deluxe) (iTunes), KYLE‘s See You When I Am Famous (iTunes), Lianne La Havas‘s Lianne La Havas (iTunes), LoveLeo‘s Look At This Mess I’ve Made (iTunes), Meghan Trainor‘s Treat Myself (Deluxe) (iTunes), Oliver Tree‘s Ugly Is Beautiful (iTunes), The Aces‘s Under My Influence (iTunes), The Chicks (f/k/a Dixie Chicks)‘s Gaslighter (iTunes), The Pretenders‘s Hate For Sale (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Alextbh‘s The Chase (iTunes), Blackbear‘s Everything Means Nothing (Part 1) (iTunes), Father John Misty‘s Anthem + 3 (iTunes), Gracie Abrams‘s Minor (iTunes), J.I. The Prince Of NY‘s Welcome To GStarr, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Joey Bada$$‘s The Light Pack (iTunes), Livingston‘s Lighthouse (iTunes), Nasty Cherry‘s Season 2 (iTunes), Peter Manos‘s Do You Turn Red? (iTunes), Pink Sweat$‘s The Prelude (iTunes), Sarah Barrios‘s Letters I Never Sent (iTunes), StaySolidRocky‘s Fallin’ (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1, 2”, Mxmtoon featuring Chloe Moriondo (iTunes)
“12 Steps”, CXLOE (iTunes)
“17again”, Powfu (iTunes)
“30”, Badflower (iTunes)
“500 Veces”, Ally Brooke x Messiah (iTunes)
“All Time High”, MarcLo (iTunes)
“All Up In My Head”, ROZES (iTunes)
“American Youth French Kissing”, Eden XO (iTunes)
“Angels & Kings”, Quarry (iTunes)
“Anyone Else”, Joshua Bassett (iTunes)
“Blame”, Grace Carter & Jacob Banks (iTunes)
“Blame It On You”, Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Break”, Julia Stone (iTunes)
“Broken”, Lund, Lil Skies & Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Brokenhearted”, Joan (iTunes)
“Bruised And Bloodied”, Seether (iTunes)
“California”, Somegirlnamedanna (iTunes)
“Californian Lullaby”, Stellie (iTunes)
“Candy”, Serena Ryder (iTunes)
“Care”, Beabadoobee (iTunes)
“Classic”, Cam (iTunes)
“Coming Closer”, Duckwrth featuring G.L.A.M. & Juliana Romana (iTunes)
“Cry Dancing”, NOTD & Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“CWJBHN”, Jake Scott & Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Distant Axis”, Matt Berninger (iTunes)
“Do You Need Me”, Lewis Del Mar (iTunes)
“Don’t Call Again”, Tkay Maidza featuring Kari Faux (iTunes)
“Don’t Give Up On Me”, Jamie Cullum (iTunes)
“Drown”, Lecrae featuring John Legend (iTunes)
“Easy”, Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“Egg McMuffin”, SEB (iTunes)
“Everything”, Birdtunes (iTunes)
“Everything’s Wrong”, Chaz Cardigan (iTunes)
“For The Night”, Conor Maynard (iTunes)
“F**k, I Luv My Friends”, Renforshort (iTunes)
“Funny”, Zedd & Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
“Get Paid”, Aluna featuring Princess Nokia & Jada Kingdom (iTunes)
“Girl”, SAYGRACE (iTunes)
“Greece” and “Popstar”, DJ Khaled featuring Drake (iTunes)
“Hit Me Back”, Conor Matthews featuring Social House (iTunes)
“Hold Ya”, Brasstracks & Lawrence (iTunes)
“Honey”, Boy Pablo (iTunes)
“Hurricane”, Anson Seabra (iTunes)
“I Still Do”, Kiiara (iTunes)
“I Think I Wanna Be Alone”, Mazie (iTunes)
“IDK Where I’m At RN”, Gavin Haley (iTunes)
“I’ll Be Your Friend”, Benny Benassi & CeCe Rogers (iTunes)
“Imagine”, Steve Aoki & Frank Walker featuring AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Is A Light Ever Lost”, Dustin Tebbutt (iTunes)
“Jeepster”, Joan Jett (iTunes)
“Last Night!”, Gaff (iTunes)
“Live Without Your Love”, Calvin Harris & Love Regenerator featuring Steve Lacy (iTunes)
“Loose Ends”, Illy featuring G Flip (iTunes)
“Lost Without You”, Fly By Midnight featuring Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Lovers (Home Made)”, Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“Mala (Remix)”, Pitbull featuring Becky G & De La Ghetto (iTunes)
“Meant To Be”, Will Hyde (iTunes)
“Nectarines”, MELVV featuring Royal & The Serpent (iTunes)
“Never Sleep”, Kota Banks (iTunes)
“Night Garden”, BENEE featuring Kenny Beats & Bakar (iTunes)
“No Home For The Brave”, Guapdad 4000 (iTunes)
“No Smoke”, Lu Kala (iTunes)
“Nothing Else I Could Do”, Ella Jane (iTunes)
“One Love”, The Amplified Project (iTunes)
“Orange Peel”, Gayle (iTunes)
“Otherside”, Jon Lemmon (iTunes)
“Paralyzed”, Delta Goodrem (iTunes)
“People I Don’t Like”, UPSAHL (iTunes)
“Play Fight”, THEY. & Tinashe (iTunes)
“Professional”, ANNALIA (iTunes)
“Rain On Me (Purple Disco Remix)”, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Rascal (Superstar)”, Tinashe (iTunes)
“Real Girl”, NGOIZE (iTunes)
“Rise”, Lido (iTunes)
“Roses (Imanbek Remix)”, SAINt JHN featuring J Balvin (iTunes)
“Rush”, Once A Tree (iTunes)
“Savage”, Bahari featuring BIA (iTunes)
“Selene”, NIKI (iTunes)
“Shoes”, Lupe Fiasco featuring Virgil Abloh (iTunes)
“Smile”, Wizkid featuring H.E.R. (iTunes)
“So What!”, Jxdn (iTunes)
“Strangers”, Lillian Hepler (iTunes)
“Strawberry Lipstick”, YUNGBLUD (iTunes)
“Stuntin’ On You”, Tyla Yaweh featuring DaBaby (iTunes)
“Sucker”, Kwassa (iTunes)
“Sunrise”, Michelle (iTunes)
“Superman”, Keith Urban (iTunes)
“Tanlines”, PHANGS (iTunes)
“Tell Me Why”, The Kid LAROI (iTunes)
“The Machine”, Oliver Malcolm (iTunes)
“Things I Thought Were Mine”, Alfie Templeman (iTunes)
“Thinking About You”, R3HAB x Winona Oak (iTunes)
“This Is How U Feel (COASTR. Remix)”, Loote (iTunes)
“Throwback Thursday”, Johan Lenox, Lil Keed & Kota The Friend (iTunes)
“To Be Young”, Anne-Marie featuring Doja Cat (iTunes)
“Unsaid (Reimagined)” and “White Noise (Reimagined)”, Flor (iTunes)
“Uterus”, Elliphant (iTunes)
“Wait For Me”, Takis featuring Goody Grace & Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Weekend”, Isac Elliot (iTunes)
“What’s Love Got To Do With It”, Kygo x Tina Turner (iTunes)
“Where Would We Be Now?”, Steve Appleton (iTunes)
“Young Heart”, Kara Marni featuring Russ (iTunes)

Next week, the latest singles from Jason Derulo and Little Mix 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 (September 29, 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. PGTC wishes a very sweet new year to all of our readers celebrating Rosh Hashanah, which begins tonight. Let’s see what’s sweet and sticky at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THIS “HURTS” TOO: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts” remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart for the second week, losing about 350 spins from last week’s published update. The song also climbs to #6 and #10 on the Urban and Hot AC lists, respectively. The tune should have enough of a lead to manage a third week at the top, though Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved” (up 4-3) will begin to challenge it in the next few weeks.

Three songs find themselves entering the top 40 this week, led by the current Alternative radio single by Twenty One Pilots. “The Hype”, a top five hit at that format, rises from 41-36 here, becoming the duo’s sixth top 40 entry on the Top 40 list. Alessia Cara is also new to the region with “Rooting For You”, her tenth top 40 track, which leaps from 44-38. Also on the move is Saweetie‘s “My Type”, a recent #1 song on the Rhythmic chart, which bounces from 46-39. It’s her first top 40 song on the Top 40 chart.

The week’s top 50 entries are led by a newcomer, Ali Gatie, who checks in at #48 with his viral release “It’s You”. At #49, “Harder” pairs Jax Jones with Bebe Rexha for their first charting collaboration. Finally, at #50, Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine combine for “I’m Not Alright”, which is already receiving solid airplay in the duo’s native Canada.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 6, 2019

Hollywood’s swinging.

Lots of fun finds are here for the first release date of September, including a big album that’s sure to Post giant numbers. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

POST MALONE – Hollywood’s Bleeding (iTunes)
Features: several larger streaming and radio hits like “Circles”, the Young Thug-assisted “Goodbyes”, “Wow” and more

Notable albums out this week: Aitch‘s AitcH20 (iTunes), Barns Courtney‘s 404 (iTunes), Foy Vance‘s To Memphis (iTunes), Home Free‘s Dive Bar Saints (iTunes), Jax Jones‘s Snacks (Supersize) (iTunes), Lindsey Stirling‘s Artemis (iTunes), Mahalia‘s Love And Compromise (iTunes), Melanie Martinez‘s K-12 (iTunes), MUNA‘s Saves The World (iTunes), RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s Solace Remixed (iTunes), Sister Hazel‘s Earth (iTunes), Sleeping With Sirens‘s How It Feels To Be Lost (iTunes), The Highwomen‘s The Highwomen (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Alessia Cara‘s This Summer (iTunes), David Spekter‘s Elephant (iTunes), Death Cab For Cutie‘s The Blue (iTunes), FRND‘s Adventures Of The FRNDship: Issue 1 (iTunes), Mallrat‘s Driving Music (iTunes), Phangs‘s A_Wreck (iTunes), Snow Patrol‘s Reworked 2 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“49-99”, Tiwa Savage (iTunes)
“Actress”, Delacey (iTunes)
“Ain’t Together”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Always There”, Greta Van Fleet (iTunes)
“Back To You”, Hudson Taylor (iTunes)
“Bad Habit”, Zach Sorgen (iTunes)
“Bad Idea!”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“Bathroom Floor”, Maddie & Tae (iTunes)
“Better Than You Loved Me”, Aaron Smith (iTunes)
“Bipolar”, Kiiara (iTunes)
“Butter”, Snow Tha Product (iTunes)
“Carry Me Away”, John Mayer (iTunes)
“Casual” and “Middle Name”, Thomston (iTunes)
“Catching Feelings”, Drax Project featuring Six60 (iTunes)
“Cold”, R.Lum.R (iTunes)
“Comfort Crowd”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Compromise”, Gallant featuring Sabrina Claudio (iTunes)
“Control”, Garrett Kato (iTunes)
“Dark Circles”, Ryan Beatty (iTunes)
“Delusional”, Youngr featuring Ilselena (iTunes)
“Did It To Myself”, Orla Gartland (iTunes)
“Dirty Laundry”, Danny Brown (iTunes)
“Dream Girl”, Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“Easy”, Next Town Down featuring 6LACK (iTunes)
“Factor In”, Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
“Fade Out (Dark Heart Remix)”, Seeb with Olivia O’Brien & Space Primates (iTunes)
“Falling Down (SYML Remix)”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“February 2017”, Charli XCX featuring Clairo & Yaeji (iTunes)
“Feel Up”, Pia Mia & YG (iTunes)
“Flickers”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“For Your Eyes Only”, Cashmere Cat (iTunes)
“Got Off Easy”, Kevin Griffin (iTunes)
“Green Eyes”, Joseph (iTunes)
“Hallelujah”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Hard Liquor” and “Tip It Back”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Hey, I’m Just Like You”, Tegan & Sara (iTunes)
“High School”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Homecoming Queen?”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“Hurts”, Wafia featuring Louis The Child & Whethan (iTunes)
“I Believe In Us”, WILD (iTunes)
“I Know”, Rence (iTunes)
“I Need You More Than You Want Me”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“I Really Wish I Hated You”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“I Remember”, Patrick James (iTunes)
“I Wish”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Innit”, Drumaq (iTunes)
“Intro” and “Pink”, Two Feet (iTunes)
“In The Middle”, Alesso & SUMR CAMP (iTunes)
“Kill My Mind”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Know Your Heart”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“Let It Be Me”, Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Letting Go”, Dotan (iTunes)
“Liar” and “Shameless”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Living Proof”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Love Me Less”, MAX featuring Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Marry Those Eyes”, MKTO (iTunes)
“Missing Home”, Flora Cash (iTunes)
“More”, Electric Guest (iTunes)
“Never Change”, Don Diablo (iTunes)
“Nobody’s Perfect”, Fire Jane (iTunes)
“No Hard Feelings”, Melii (iTunes)
“Oh No!!!”, Grandson (iTunes)
“Over”, Tyron Hapi & Babet (iTunes)
“Over You”, HOLYCHILD (iTunes)
“Pick U Up”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Pill For This”, Sam DeRosa (iTunes)
“Pretty Bitchin'”, Miranda Lambert (iTunes)
“Purple Hat”, Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“Pyro”, Aaron Carter (iTunes)
“Really Don’t Like U”, Tove Lo featuring Kylie Minogue (iTunes)
“Rollin'”, Hootie & The Blowfish (iTunes)
“Sanremo”, MIKA (iTunes)
“See You Soon”, Kim Churchill (iTunes)
“Sounds Of The Skeng”, Stormzy (iTunes)
“Strange”, Celeste (iTunes)
“Summer’s Over”, Elijah The Boy (iTunes)
“Superpower”, Adam Lambert (iTunes)
“The Runner”, Foals (iTunes)
“Time For You”, Taio Cruz featuring Wonder Studio (iTunes)
“Torn (KREAM Remix)”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Treehouse”, James Arthur with Ty Dolla $ign & Shotty Horroh (iTunes)
“Two Commas”, Poo Bear (iTunes)
“Violence”, Grimes & i_o (iTunes)
“Walk Alone”, The Him (iTunes)
“Wanted”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Where We’re From”, Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Why Do You Love Me (Klingande Remix)”, Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“Woman Lover Powerful”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Younger”, Jonas Blue & HRVY (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Charli XCX, Korn, The Lumineers 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 (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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 24, 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. No soloists named Oscar debut on the chart this week, but there are plenty of other exciting names in the mix. Let’s see what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

ON A ‘SIDE NOTE: As mentioned last week, Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid reach #1 on the Top 40 list with “Eastside”. At 31 weeks in the top 40, it now holds the new record for the slowest run to the top in the history of the format. The collaboration may be Blanco’s first chart-topper as an artist, but it’s his 19th #1 song as either a songwriter, producer or both. His first to do so, “Hot N Cold”, spent three weeks at #1 in November 2008 for Katy Perry. Blanco’s follow-up single, the Calvin Harris-assisted release “I Found You”, stalled out at #34 a few weeks ago. His new song “I Can’t Get Enough”, a collaboration with Selena Gomez, J Balvin and Tainy, debuts on Thursday.

Bursting into the top 40 this week, Zedd and Katy Perry‘s “365” jumps from 48-33, earning Zedd his 14th top 40 hit at the format and Perry her 25th. It’s the highest of three entries into the region, followed by Ally Brooke and Tyga‘s “Low Key”, rising from 44-38, and Alessia Cara‘s “Out Of Love”, up a single notch to #40. “Low” is Brooke’s first top 40 single as a solo artist, though she has another nine to her credit as a member of the group Fifth Harmony. The collaboration also lands Tyga his sixth appearance in the top 40 to date. Cara’s latest single from her The Pains Of Growing album is her ninth to make the top 40, four of which have hit #1.

For top 50 debuts, Bebe Rexha has a particularly strong entry at #42 with “Last Hurrah”, which should easily become her 14th top 40 single here in the next few days. Meanwhile, Panic! At The Disco checks in at #50 with “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”. Will it chart as well as their prior single, “High Hopes”, which recently held at the top for six weeks? You never know… stay hopeful.

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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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