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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 24, 2021

The universe of releases is expanding for this week’s New Music Friday recap, which includes the current albums from G-Eazy, X Ambassadors and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, as well as new singles from Coldplay, GIVĒON and Kelly Clarkson. These records are rocketing to you:

Notable albums out this week: Alessia Cara‘s In The Meantime (Stream), Angels & Airwaves‘s Lifeforms (Stream), Arkells‘s Blink Once (Stream), Carrie Underwood‘s My Gift (Reissue) (Stream), Des Rocs‘s A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place (Stream), G-Eazy‘s These Things Happen Too (Stream), Kidd G‘s Down Home Boy (Stream), Lakeyah & DJ Drama‘s My Time (Stream), Larry Fleet‘s Stack Of Records (Stream), Mickey Guyton‘s Remember Her Name (Stream), Nao‘s And Then Life Was Beautiful (Stream), Natalie Imbruglia‘s Firebird (Stream), RaeLynn‘s Baytown (Stream), The Greeting Committee‘s Dandelion (Stream), Third Eye Blind‘s Our Bande Apart (Stream), Tremonti‘s Marching In Time (Stream), Unto Others‘s Strength (Stream), Wrabel‘s These Words Are All For You (Stream), X Ambassadors‘s The Beautiful Liar (Stream), YoungBoy Never Broke Again‘s Sincerely, Kentrell (Stream), Zac Clark‘s Holy Sh*t (Stream), Dear Evan Hansen (Soundtrack) (Stream), I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Alina Bariz‘s Sunbeam (Stream), Ben Chandler‘s Unity (Stream), Cold War Kids‘s New Age Norms 3 (Stream), Eves Karydas‘s Reruns (Stream), L Devine‘s Near Life Experience (Part Two) (Stream), Larry June & Cardo‘s Into The Late Night (Stream), Matilda Mann‘s Sonder (Stream), Midwxst‘s Back In Action (Stream), Ringo Starr‘s Change The World (Stream), Sam Ryder‘s The Sun’s Gonna Rise (Stream), Sheppard‘s Love Was Never Easy (Stream), The Score‘s Chrysalis (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“22 Break”, Oh Wonder (Stream)
“A Hunger In Your Haunt”, Biffy Clyro (Stream)
“A Woman’s World”, Amy Allen (Stream)
“After All”, Elton John & Charlie Puth (Stream)
“All Damn Day!”, Ant Saunders (Stream)
“Alone”, Trevor Daniel (Stream)
“Asking For A Friend”, Brigetta (Stream)
“Asylum”, Vended (Stream)
“Bad Situations”, Morray (Stream)
“Besito”, BIA featuring G Herbo (Stream)
“Better Days”, NEIKED x Mae Muller x Polo G (Stream)
“Better Days (Galantis Remix)”, Dermot Kennedy (Stream)
“Big Energy”, Latto (Stream)
“Blame”, Gabriels (Stream)
“Boys Are From Mars”, Princess Nokia featuring Yung Baby Tate (Stream)
“Brainless” and “L$D”, DREAMERS (Stream)
“Brightside”, The Lumineers (Stream)
“Can We Be Friends?”, KIRBY (Stream)
“Chips”, Royal & The Serpent featuring American Teeth (Stream)
“Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You)”, Kelly Clarkson (Stream)
“Cloudy Day (Acoustic)”, Tones And I (Stream)
“Come Through”, Bankrol Hayden & Lil Tecca (Stream)
“Country Outta My Girl”, Morgan Evans (Stream)
“Crimson Blue”, Keith Urban (Stream)
“Day At A Time”, Sebastian Javier (Stream)
“Death Wish”, Role Model (Stream)
“Don’t Say You Love Me”, JC Stewart (Stream)
“Don’t Stop Loving Me”, Joshua Speers featuring SKAAR (Stream)
“Dragonball”, McFly (Stream)
“Driving Me Crazy”, Toian (Stream)
“Drum Dummy”, Sheff G (Stream)
“Emily”, James Arthur (Stream)
“Fake”, Lola Young (Stream)
“Fall Into Me”, Forest Blakk (Stream)
“Fire”, Joesef (Stream)
“First Call”, JESSIA (Stream)
“Flow HP”, Don Omar & Residente (Stream)
“For Tonight”, GIVĒON (Stream)
“Good Morning”, Matt Maltese (Stream)
“Good Times”, Chord Overstreet (Stream)
“Goodbye”, Nathan Dawe x T. Matthias (Stream)
“Grow Old”, Matt Cooper (Stream)
“Gullible”, Sam Gellaitry (Stream)
“Hard Skool”, Guns N’ Roses (Stream)
“Headcase”, Matthew Young (Stream)
“Here Goes Nothing”, Michael Schulte (Stream)
“How Will I Know”, Whitney Houston & Clean Bandit (Stream)
“Howling”, Mehro (Stream)
“I Remember”, BBNO$ (Stream)
“If He’s In Your Bed”, JORDY (Stream)
“If You Loved Me Right”, Beth McCarthy (Stream)
“It Only Gets Worse, I Promise”, EKKSTACY (Stream)
“LDQ (Little Drama Queen)”, PUBLIC (Stream)
“Life’s A B*tch (L.A.B.)”, Nina Nesbitt (Stream)
“LMAO%%%”, Drippin’ So Pretty (Stream)
“Lose You Too”, Harley Alaska (Stream)
“Main Character”, Zach Hood (Stream)
“Monday”, The Regrettes (Stream)
“Mood Swings”, Scotty Sire (Stream)
“My Universe”, Coldplay & BTS (Stream)
“Next Girlfriend”, Gia Woods (Stream)
“Nicer”, Katelyn Tarver (Stream)
“Not In Love With You”, Jessie James Decker (Stream)
“OK”, TooManyLeftHands (Stream)
“Okay With It”, Blame My Youth (Stream)
“On My Knees”, RÜFÜS DU SOL (Stream)
“Only One”, Pia Mia (Stream)
“Out Of My League”, Brando x Kiesza (Stream)
“Over”, Lucky Daye (Stream)
“Overloved”, Greyson Chance (Stream)
“Paradise”, Alan Walker, K-391 & Boy In Space (Stream)
“Party ‘Round My Place”, Aitch featuring Avelino (Stream)
“Passing By”, Keenan Te (Stream)
“Peachi”, Chloe George (Stream)
“Pleasures”, Jordan Hollywood (Stream)
“Popstar”, Remme (Stream)
“Right On Time (In Symphony)”, Brandi Carlile (Stream)
“Royal Morning Blue”, Damon Albarn (Stream)
“Sejodioto”, Karol G (Stream)
“Shotgun Blues”, Volbeat (Stream)
“Sleepy People”, Peach Martine (Stream)
“Slow Separation”, Fergus James (Stream)
“Sosa Flow”, SpotemGottem (Stream)
“Strawberry Huracan”, MASN (Stream)
“Sunshine (Billen Ted Remix), Liam Payne (Stream)
“Take Me On”, Pixey (Stream)
“Talk”, Budjerah featuring MAY-A (Stream)
“Thanks A Lot, Now I Can’t Smile”, Rhys (Stream)
“That’s How It Goes”, Zoe Wees featuring 6LACK (Stream)
“The Internet”, GRACEY (Stream)
“Tonight United”, Duran Duran (Stream)
“Twinnem”, Coi Leray (Stream)
“U&Me”, alt-J (Stream)
“Up In Flames”, B3N & Bella Thorne (Stream)
“Valkyrie”, Lou Roy (Stream)
“Vampire”, Payday featuring Danny Brown (Stream)
“Voices”, Jana Kramer (Stream)
“War Outside”, Kojey Radical featuring Lex Amor (Stream)
“What If”, Ne-Yo (Stream)
“What If I Told You”, Daya (Stream)
“What It Is”, Amber Mark (Stream)
“Whiter Shade Of Pale”, Santana featuring Steve Winwood (Stream)
“Wings”, Montell Fish (Stream)
“You & I (All I Need)”, Karen Harding (Stream)
“You Don’t Have A Heart”, Skinny Days, CLMD & JOP (Stream)
“Your Heart”, Joyner Lucas & J. Cole (Stream)

Next week, the latest albums from Brandi CarlileJoJo and Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga 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 (August 8, 2021)

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. For the songs that will (hopefully) last a lifetime, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

THREE “GOOD” WEEKS: For the third consecutive week, Olivia Rodrigo remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart with “Good 4 U”, while her prior single “Déjà Vu” advances from 3-2. Rodrigo isn’t the first performer to hold down the top two positions at the format, though this kind of achievement is fairly rare so early into an artist’s charting days. You can expect her to hold down the #1 and #2 spots again next week. Will it be in the same order? Stay tuned.

Another five new songs enter the top 40 this week, with Silk Sonic coming in the highest with “Skate”. The song glides from 46-27, marking the second top 40 song at the format for the duo and Anderson .Paak, as well as the 23rd for Bruno Mars. Entering way up at #29, “Take My Breath” is the 19th top 40 hit for The Weeknd, whose new single is also starting out well at the Hot AC and Rhythmic radio formats. Up from 42-37, Dixie (who charted a year ago as Dixie D’Amelio) is in with the Rubi Rose-assisted “Psycho”. It’s the second top 40 entry for the former and the first for latter. Lifting from 41-39, Alessia Cara returns with “Sweet Dream”, now her 11th top 40 hit to date. Finally, the new Swedish House Mafia, Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake collaboration moves from 45-40. “Lifetime” is the third top 40 hit for the trio (and first since 2013), the eighth for $ign and the first for Shake.

YouTube personality turned singer Conan Gray debuts at #42 with “People Watching”, as Elle King and Miranda Lambert enter at #46 with “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”, a collaboration that’s also currently charting at the Country and Hot AC radio formats. Khalid comes in at #49 with “New Normal”, while Big Red Machine and Taylor Swift barely sneak in at #50 with “Renegade”.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 25, 2021)

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. Here’s what’s sweet, sour and popping on the chart this week:

“GOOD” EVENING: With her second #1 song of the year so far, Olivia Rodrigo climbs from 2-1 on the Top 40 chart with “Good 4 U”. It’s also up to #9 on this week’s Hot AC chart. Rodrigo has now achieved four top 40 songs from the Sour album at the pop format since January, the newest of which is just down the page…

Camila Cabello leads four new tunes in the top 40 with “Don’t Go Yet”, which bows way up at #30 after only two days of airplay. This is her 15th top 40 entry outside of Fifth Harmony and the first from her upcoming album Familia. The second posthumous top 40 single for Pop Smoke is “Demeanor”, which debuts at #37. Taken from the album Faith, the track features Dua Lipa, who scores her 15th top 40 hit at the format. Speaking of Fifth Harmony, Normani struts onto the survey at #39 with the Cardi B-assisted “Wild Side”. The new collaboration is the fourth solo top 40 hit for the former and the tenth for the latter. Finally, the aforementioned Rodrigo blasts from 46-40 with “Traitor”.

Eurovision winners Måneskin add some Italian flavor to the Top 40 radio chart with “Beggin’”, their remake of a 1967 tune from The Four Seasons, which checks in at #44. The current top ten song on the Alternative chart for Twenty One Pilots, “Saturday”, is next at #45. New at #46, Alessia Cara is back in the mix with one of two cuts she just released simultaneously, “Sweet Dream”. Lastly, with the current chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100, BTS are in at #48 with “Permission To Dance”. It can be found as the b-side to their current hit “Butter”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 20, 2021)

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: Pop Smoke pops to the top in a collaboration with pop star Dua Lipa. Let’s add ’em up:

THIS LIST IS SMOKIN’: “Demeanor” scores the top spot on the adds report at the Top 40 format with 62 stations, as the late Pop Smoke teams with Dua Lipa on the lead single from his posthumous Faith album. The song also led the adds report at the Rhythmic format with 46 commitments there. The album is expected to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, while the tune should continue to rise through the end of the summer.

In second place on both the Top 40 and Rhythmic reports, Normani and Cardi B earned 53 and 46 adds, respectively, with “Wild Side”. A new track from Alessia Cara also cracked the top five on the pop radio log, as “Sweet Dream” placed fourth with 36 stations on impact.

Charting singles from Billie Eilish, Maroon 5 and Post Malone returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. POP SMOKE featuring DUA LIPA, “Demeanor” (Victor Victor/Republic)
2. NORMANI featuring CARDI B, “Wild Side” (Keep Cool/RCA)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “NDA” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. ALESSIA CARA, “Sweet Dream” (Def Jam)
5. THE KID LAROI & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Stay” (Columbia)
6. KANE BROWN x BLACKBEAR, “Memory” (RCA)
7. POST MALONE, “Motley Crew” (Republic)
8. DUA LIPA, “Love Again” (Warner)
9. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10. MAROON 5, “Lost” (222/Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 19-20, 2021)

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 five new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALESSIA CARA, “Sweet Dream” (Def Jam)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Cara has struggled at the Top 40 format over the last few years, with four consecutive top ten misses since 2018.

BILLIE EILISH, “NDA” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: Happier Than Ever (2021)
Past T40 History: “NDA” ranks at #35 on the chart as of Sunday, marking her eighth top 40 hit and fourth from her upcoming set.

NORMANI featuring CARDI B, “Wild Side” (Keep Cool/RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Outside of Fifth Harmony, Normani has hit #1 twice at the format in collaborations with Khalid and Sam Smith.

POP SMOKE featuring DUA LIPA, “Demeanor” (Victor Victor/Republic)
Album: Faith (2021)
Past T40 History: Pop Smoke could earn his second posthumous top 40 entry: “What You Know Bout Love” peaked at #8 in April.

TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
Album: Scaled And Icy (2021)
Past T40 History: This duo is looking for their eighth top 40 single on the pop chart. They last appeared in the top ten in late 2016.

Next week: We’ll be people and adds watching with new releases from Camilo/Shawn Mendes and Conan Gray.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 28-29, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALI GATIE featuring ALESSIA CARA – “Welcome Back” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Gatie and Cara’s most recent chart entries here peaked at #34 and #28, respectively, during the past 12 months.

TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A. – “Franchise” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This collaboration charted just outside the top 50 for yesterday’s official update, but it’ll debut by next weekend.

Why Don’t We will have one of the songs fallin’ onto the adds report next week with their new release.

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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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