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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 19, 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 way 2 many stats on this week’s new update, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

“STAY” AWHILE: For the third consecutive week, The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber have the #1 tune on the Top 40 chart with “Stay”. Though the collaboration loses spins for the first time this week, it’s still about 2,000 spins ahead of the song in the runner-up position.

This week’s top debut also belongs to Bieber with “Ghost”, his 37th top 40 hit to date, which bows at #34. Debuting at #37, Drake leaps onto the chart with the Future and Young Thug-assisted “Way 2 Sexy”, which recently entered at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The release from Certified Lover Boy is the 32nd top 40 hit for Drake and sixth for both featured artists. Rising from 44-39, “Chasing Stars” is now in the top 40 for Alesso, Marshmello and James Bay, which also ranks in the top 30 on the Hot AC list. At the pop format, the song marks their fourth, 12th and second top 40 hits, respectively. Lastly, Madison Beer lifts from 43-40 with “Reckless”, her fourth top 40 entry to date.

From his recent chart-topping album Donda, “Hurricane” is in at #45 on the list for Kanye West, The Weeknd and Lil Baby. Speaking of babies, “Woo Baby” checks in at #47 for the late Pop Smoke and Chris Brown. The tune is currently moving up in the top ten at Rhythmic radio, where “Hurricane” is just outside the top 20. Finally, the Jonas Brothers sneak in at #50 this week with “Who’s In Your Head”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 7, 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 star Doja Cat is the fine feline at the top of the list. Let’s add ’em up:

“NEED” FOR ADDS: In a slow post-holiday week at the pop format, Doja Cat led the adds report with “Need To Know”, picking up a total of 20 adds this week. The song ranked at #29 on the published chart last weekend.

Tied for the runner-up spot with 19 adds each, Halsey‘s “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” (#26 last weekend) and Walker Hayes‘s “Fancy Like” (#37 last weekend) continue to perform well here.

Charting singles from Måneskin, Tai Verdes and Twenty One Pilots 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. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)
2-T. HALSEY, “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” (Capitol)
2-T. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)
4. KANYE WEST featuring THE WEEKND & LIL BABY, “Hurricane” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam)
5. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
6. JACKSON WANG & INTERNET MONEY, “Drive You Home” (88rising/12Tone)
7. TAI VERDES, “A-O-K” (Last Nite/Arista)
8-T. ALESSO & MARSHMELLO featuring JAMES BAY, “Chasing Stars” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
8-T. FARRUKO, “Pepas” (Carbon Fiber/The Orchard)
8-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 29, 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 all the hot and new releases that you need to know, here is what’s popping at the format this week:

“GOOD” TO THE LAST DROP: For its sixth and final week at the top, “Good 4 U” is the #1 song at Top 40 radio once more. While Olivia Rodrigo and her hit will be exiting the summit before the holiday weekend, she is also poised to lead the Hot AC chart with the same tune in the coming weeks.

Moving from 42-33, “Essence” marks the second and first top 40 hits for WizKid and Tems, respectively. A new remix with Justin Bieber is also securing airplay at many pop stations. You can find both versions on the deluxe version of Made In Lagos, the most recent WizKid set. Doja Cat jumps from 41-35 with “Need To Know”, her eighth top 40 hit overall and third from the Planet Her album, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Meanwhile, Halsey returns to the pop radio chart with “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God”, debuting at #36. The song becomes the performer’s 16th top 40 entry to date.

“Chasing Stars” chases down a #48 debut, as Alesso, Marshmello and James Bay look to make an astronomical ascent on the list. At #50 this week, newcomer Olivia Penalva is in with “Ex’s”, her first song to chart outside of her native Canada.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 24, 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: Shawn Mendes and Tainy score some add totals that are not so t(a)iny. Let’s add ’em up:

LATE “SUMMER” SIZZLERS: With a song for the season, Shawn Mendes and Tainy earn 143 stations on impact for “Summer Of Love”, as it takes first place on the adds report at the Top 40 format. On yesterday’s report at Hot AC radio, the track also reached the top spot with 57 adds there.

More collaborations can also be found in the top three this week: finishing in second place with 32 stations, Alesso and Marshmello team with James Bay for “Chasing Stars”. It was also in the runner-up position at Hot AC radio, receiving a slightly lower 25 adds there. Sensing a trend here? Yes, the track in third place at both formats was “Cold Heart”, a new duet from Elton John and Dua Lipa, totaling 31 and 19 new stations, respectively.

Charting singles from Billie Eilish, Måneskin and Olivia Rodrigo 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. SHAWN MENDES & TAINY, “Summer Of Love” (Island/Republic)
2. ALESSO & MARSHMELLO featuring JAMES BAY, “Chasing Stars” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
3. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Warner-Interscope)
4. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
5. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
6. WIZKID featuring TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
7. LIZZO featuring CARDI B, “Rumors” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
8. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Traitor” (Geffen/Interscope)
9. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 23-24, 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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALESSO & MARSHMELLO featuring JAMES BAY, “Chasing Stars” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: These three artists have a combined total of 15 top 40 singles to date at this format, with Bay only claiming one.

ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The collaboration debuted at #40 on the chart this past weekend. It’s the first top 40 entry for John in 23 years.

SHAWN MENDES & TAINY, “Summer Of Love” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Mendes and Tainy’s single debuted at #31 over the weekend. It’s their 12th and second top 40 hits, respectively.

WILLOW featuring TRAVIS BARKER, “Transparentsoul” (Roc Nation/in2une)
Album: Lately I Feel Everything (2021)
Past T40 History: In 2010, Willow earned her only charting song to date with “Whip My Hair”, which went to #27 that December.

Next week: if she can’t have love, Halsey wants adds… oh, and power too.

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 8, 2019

Race around the WRLD.

It’s a juicy week for fresh releases and the flavor combination is undeniable. What treat packs the top taste? These are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

JUICE WRLD – Death Race For Love (iTunes)
Features: the pre-release songs “Hear Me Calling” and “Robbery”, as well as a collaboration with Young Thug

MAREN MORRIS – Girl (iTunes)
Features: the title track, currently in the top 30 on the Country radio chart

Notable albums out this week: BamSavage‘s Yesterday’s Tomorrow (iTunes), David Gray‘s Gold In A Brass Age (iTunes), Dido‘s Still On My Mind (iTunes), Foals‘s Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 (iTunes), Gesaffelstein‘s Hyperion (iTunes), James Morrison‘s You’re Stronger Than You Know (iTunes), New Kids On The Block‘s Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes), Sigrid‘s Sucker Punch (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Aaron Taos‘s Birthday Boy (iTunes), Alesso‘s Mixtape – Progresso, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Call Me Loop‘s Drama (iTunes), Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine‘s 8:47 (iTunes), Kat Saul‘s …From Unit 408 (iTunes), Mark Diamond‘s Hummingbird One (iTunes), Myylo‘s I’m A Nice Boy (iTunes), Patrick James‘s What We’re Fighting For (iTunes), Super Duper‘s Vessels (iTunes), Tomorrow x Together‘s The Dream Chapter: Star (iTunes), Upsahl‘s Hindsight 20/20 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Antisocial Socialites”, Kyan Palmer & nicopop. featuring Yuri Joness (iTunes)
“Are You Like Me”, New Dialogue (iTunes)
“Big Blue” / “Sunflower”, Vampire Weekend (iTunes)
“Blind (Acoustic)”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“By The River”, Klingande featuring Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“Cut My Teeth”, James Droll (iTunes)
“Dancing With A Stranger (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Sam Smith & Normani (iTunes)
“Dollar To A Diamond”, Maya B (iTunes)
“Favorite Sound”, Audien x Echosmith (iTunes)
“Feelings”, John Newman (iTunes)
“Ghost Of Ohio”, Andy Black (iTunes)
“Gloria”, Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“Go Easy”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“Good For Me”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“Goodbye Boy”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“GTFO”, Cubbi (iTunes)
“Have Mercy”, YBN Cordae (iTunes)
“Here With Me”, Marshmello featuring CHVRCHES (iTunes)
“Hit Your Heart”, Dagny x Steve Aoki (iTunes)
“Honest”, PUBLIC (iTunes)
“Honestly”, Jai Waetford featuring Carmouflage Rose (iTunes)
“House Of Glass”, Cage The Elephant (iTunes)
“How It’s Supposed To Be (Kid Froopy Remix)”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“Hypersonic Missiles”, Sam Fender (iTunes)
“I’m Not Sorry”, Hardwell & Mike Williams (iTunes)
“IDK”, Bruce Wiegner (iTunes)
“Insomnia”, Daya (iTunes)
“It Only Gets Better”, WILD (iTunes)
“Kiss & Tell”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Kombucha”, Winnetka Bowling League (iTunes)
“Like It Was”, Denny White (iTunes)
“Lil Boat (Remix)”, 88GLAM featuring Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Lo/Hi”, The Black Keys (iTunes)
“Love Someone (Piano Demo)”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“Mama (Tiësto’s Big Room Remix)”, Clean Bandit featuring Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“My Bad”, Khalid (iTunes)
“My Man”, Delacey (iTunes)
“No Such Thing”, Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
“Nobody”, Mac DeMarco (iTunes)
“Plan On You”, Adam Melchor (iTunes)
“Pretty Shining People (Jack Wins Remix)”, George Ezra (iTunes)
“Pushing 20”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Recognise”, Lost Frequencies featuring Flynn (iTunes)
“Rise”, Jonas Blue featuring IZ*ONE (iTunes)
“Running Scared (Desert Song)”, The Strumbellas (iTunes)
“Sidelines”, Wallows (iTunes)
“So Am I”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Sweater Collection”, Lo Lo (iTunes)
“Tell Me”, Prince Fox featuring Ellise (iTunes)
“Temporary Love”, Ben Platt (iTunes)
“The King”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Timekeeper”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“Two Of Us”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Why Did You Run?”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Wish You Were Gay”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“With You”, Jay Sean & Gucci Mane featuring Asian Doll (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Greyson Chance, Johnny Orlando 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 26, 2017)

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 battle is on between Ed Sheeran and Post Malone, who were stuck in a very close race for most of the day. It’s our last report for September, so, we’ve got to make it a good one! Here are the winners from this week’s chase for adds:

SPECIAL ED: With the latest radio single from his 2x Platinum album ÷, Ed Sheeran‘s “Perfect” is poised to give the performer another big hit at the format. It’s the Most Added track of the week, as it scores 57 more stations on impact, with a number of adds coming in early for it over the last several weeks. Sheeran’s single has also been the Most Added title on the Hot AC report over the last two weeks, where it recently surged into the top 20. (“Shape Of You”, a former #1, remains in the top ten there.) His tour finds itself in Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York over the next week or so, where I’m sure “Perfect” will be a highlight of the show. It will likely be high on the report again next week, with fewer impacting songs at the format. (Phew!)

BETTER OFF MALONE: With a pair of chart songs to his credit here, “White Iverson” (#28, 2016) and “Congratulations” (#20, 2017), Post Malone is making his presence known on the CHR/Top 40 chart, even though his success is greater at other formats. However, his latest single, the 21 Savage-assisted “rockstar”, could prove to be his biggest hit to date across all formats. It has the Most Added title at both Rhythmic and Urban radio, and it’s the second Most Added title at the Top 40 format, with 46 stations on impact. Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys set will likely come out later this year, but with “rockstar” still rockin’ all over the place, he can take his time with rolling out the album. It’s sure to be another winner on the charts.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect” (Atlantic)
2. POST MALONE featuring 21 SAVAGE, “rockstar” (Republic)
3. CAMILA CABELLO featuring YOUNG THUG, “Havana” (Syco/Epic)
4. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
5. HAILEE STEINFELD & ALESSO featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE & WATT, “Let Me Go” (Republic)
6. NICK JONAS, “Find You” (Island/Republic)
7. TAYLOR SWIFT, “…Ready For It?” (Big Machine/Republic)
8. KHALID, “Young Dumb & Broke” (Right Hand Music/RCA)
9. CARDI B, Bodak Yellow” (KSR/Atlantic)
10. DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (Warner Bros.)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 19, 2017)

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: Imagine Dragons dabble in musical meteorology, while Nick Jonas is found with a sound and Fifth Harmony gives us something to “Like”. A sweet new year is on the way for our Jewish viewers, and I am a part of that, so I think I can line up a sweet recap before the Rosh Hashanah festivities begin. Let’s get going:

LIGHTNING STRIKES “THUNDER”: Weather or not you’re a fan of the latest pop hit by Imagine Dragons, it’s certainly in great shape at the CHR/Top 40 format. As the follow-up to “Believer”, which recently peaked at #3, “Thunder” rolls onto the list at #2 among the Most Added songs this week, scoring 44 stations on impact. It missed the top spot on the report by four adds, giving “Too Good At Goodbyes” from Sam Smith the edge for a second week at #1. “Thunder” sits at #3 on the current Alternative chart and #23 on the most recent Hot AC update, with climbs expected at both formats in the coming weeks.

POP GOES THE PRONOUNS: Are we ready for a grammar lesson? Get out your notebooks, kids. You’ll locate a few potent pop pronouns in the titles of this week’s Most Added songs at Top 40 radio, including “Find You” (#3, 42 stations) by Nick Jonas and Like That” (#4, 37 stations) by Fifth Harmony, both of which had a solid performance on impact. Additionally, “Let Me Go” (#8, 24 stations) by Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line & Watt had a nice second week, following its great impact last week. School’s back in session, and so are the A-list artists and their releases, so make sure to study hard! (Don’t worry about the midterm exam from PGTC; all of you readers out there get a passing grade.)

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SAM SMITH, “Too Good At Goodbyes” (Capitol)
2. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
3. NICK JONAS, “Find You” (Island/Republic)
4. FIFTH HARMONY, “He Like That” (Syco/Epic)
5. TAYLOR SWIFT, “…Ready For It?” (Big Machine/Republic)
6. ZAYN featuring SIA, “Dusk Till Dawn” (RCA)
7. CAMILA CABELLO featuring YOUNG THUG, “Havana” (Syco/Epic)
8-T. DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (Warner Bros.)
8-T. HAILEE STEINFELD & ALESSO featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE & WATT, “Let Me Go” (Republic)
10. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft” (Atlantic/RRP)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 12, 2017)

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: Sam Smith is more than “Good”, while Kelly Clarkson‘s “Love” has its chartbeat pumping! Plus, Taylor Swift is “Ready” for another big radio hit, Hailee Steinfeld and friends “Go” the distance, and much more. Turn up the pop power and get listening to these hits:

“GOOD” GOES FOR EXCELLENT: After receiving hourly airplay at iHeartMedia stations last Friday, Sam Smith hits the top of this week’s Most Added report with “Too Good At Goodbyes”, which begins at 127 stations. The track recently became his eighth top 40 hit at the format, following four main-credited singles, two collaborations with Disclosure and one with Naughty Boy. A new album from Smith is due later this year, which should be a super stocking stuffer for the kids… at least, those kids in need of a good cry after a failed relationship. At this rate, the single is likely to become his fifth top ten hit on the pop chart quickly, as it also makes some nice moves toward the top ten on the AC and Hot AC (and even Urban AC) charts.

THREE’S COMPANY: Three words can say a whole lot, and in the case of this week’s adds report, they can take up a lot of space in the titles toward the top of the list. With so many singles impacting at the format this Tuesday, it’s certainly not a surprise to see “Love So Soft” (#2, 73 stations) by Kelly Clarkson, “…Ready For It?” (#3, 57 stations) by Taylor Swift and “Let Me Go” (#4, 46 stations) by Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line & Watt getting the panel’s support. Rounding out the top five, “What Lovers Do” (#5, 20 adds) by Maroon 5 featuring SZA is also holding strong after a massive debut last week. How will they all do in the long run? We’re expecting big things this fall, so stay tuned!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SAM SMITH, “Too Good At Goodbyes” (Capitol)
2. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft” (Atlantic/RRP)
3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “…Ready For It?” (Big Machine/Republic)
4. HAILEE STEINFELD & ALESSO featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE & WATT, “Let Me Go” (Republic)
5. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do” (222/Interscope)
6. DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (Warner Bros.)
7. BLACKBEAR, “Do Re Mi” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
8. CAMILA CABELLO featuring YOUNG THUG, “Havana” (Syco/Epic)
9-T. HALSEY, “Bad At Love” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
9-T. LOGIC featuring ALESSIA CARA & KHALID, “1-800-273-8255” (Def Jam)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 11-12, 2017)

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 seven (!) titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AXWELL ^ INGROSSO – “More Than You Know” (Def Jam)
EP: More Than You Know (2017)
Reissue: This track, which remains a big hit overseas, originally impacted at this format on August 8. View the original entry here!

DEJ LOAF – “No Fear” (Columbia)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Despite significant Rhythmic and Urban airplay in the past, this is the performer’s first entry on the CHR chart.

FERGIE featuring NICKI MINAJ – “You Already Know” (Dutchess/BMG-RED)
Album: Double Dutchess (2017)
Past T40 History: Fergie’s most recent solo top ten hit, “Clumsy”, reached #2 in January 2008. Her last top 40 entry was in 2014.

HAILEE STEINFELD & ALESSO featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and WATT – “Let Me Go” (Republic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Steinfeld’s potential sixth top 40 entry at the format has quite the billing. “Go” remains in the top 40 on iTunes.

KELLY CLARKSON – “Love So Soft” (Atlantic/RRP)
Album: Meaning Of Life (2017)
Past T40 History: 15 years ago this week, “A Moment Like This” first debuted at #42. “Soft” should become her 21st top 40 single.

MARC E. BASSY featuring HAILEE STEINFELD – “Plot Twist (Remix)” (Republic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Bassy’s “You & Me” reached #31 around this time last year. He previously led the Los Angeles group 2AM Club.

SAM SMITH – “Too Good At Goodbyes” (Capitol)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Smith’s seventh top 40 single entered at #34 on yesterday’s published chart. Will it become his second #1 here?

Next week: We know of at least five songs going for adds next Tuesday, including music from Astrid S, Fifth Harmony and that big collaboration from ZAYN and Sia. Stay tuned for more details, but we never really know just where to find them…

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

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