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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 20, 2020

A lonely Weeknd is ahead.

New Music Friday is a relief after a long and slow week, but we’ll get through these difficult times together with good music from Conan Gray, J Balvin and The Weeknd, as well as singles from Hayley Williams, John Legend, Lauren Jauregui and more. Stay home and stream:

KELSEA BALLERINI – Kelsea (iTunes)
Features: “Homecoming Queen?”, a current top 20 song on the Country radio chart

THE WEEKND – After Hours (iTunes)
Features: “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless”, both currently charting in the top ten on the Top 40 radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Adam Lambert‘s Velvet (iTunes), Conan Gray‘s Kid Krow (iTunes), Delta Rae‘s The Light (iTunes), Elephant Heart‘s Seasons (iTunes), Fleur East‘s Fearless (iTunes), J Balvin‘s Colores (iTunes), Mac Miller‘s Circles (Deluxe) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Alkaline Trio‘s E.P. (iTunes), Christian Paul‘s Christian Paul (iTunes), Eliza & The Delusionals‘s A State Of Living In An Objective Reality (iTunes), Love Fame Tragedy‘s Five Songs To Briefly Fill The Void (iTunes), Marian Hill‘s Was It Not (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 Seater”, YBN Nahmir featuring G-Eazy & Offset (iTunes)
“AAA”, Tyde Levi (iTunes)
“Actions”, John Legend (iTunes)
“Always Be Gangsta (Freestyle)”, Kevin Gates (iTunes)
“Anyway”, Sofia Quinn (iTunes)
“Baby Girl”, Bryce Vine featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Bad”, Don Diablo featuring Zak Abel (iTunes)
“Be Myself”, Maya Hawke (iTunes)
“Between Us”, DVSN featuring Snoh Aalegra (iTunes)
“Bittersweet”, Hartley (iTunes)
“Boys Ain’t Sh-t (Estos Chicos No Lo Son) (Remix)”, SayGrace featuring Becky G (iTunes)
“Bury Me”, Moontower (iTunes)
“Champion Of The World (Live/NPR’s Tiny Desk)”, Coldplay (iTunes)
“Circles (Acoustic)”, George Alice (iTunes)
“Control”, Armaan Malik (iTunes)
“Do Better”, Jordan Gavet (iTunes)
“Don’t Cry”, ADÉ featuring Trevor Jackson (iTunes)
“Easy On Me”, Rudimental featuring The Martinez Brothers (iTunes)
“Elevator Girl”, Shura featuring Ivy Sole (iTunes)
“Enchanté”, Sachi featuring Naika (iTunes)
“Everything Will Be Okay”, Eli. (iTunes)
“Fair Chance”, Thundercat featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B (iTunes)
“Friday”, Theresa Rex (iTunes)
“Getaway Green”, All Time Low (iTunes)
“Girl”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
“Hard To Say Goodbye”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Healing”, Arlissa (iTunes)
“Hello I Am”, Somegirlnamedanna (iTunes)
“Hurting”, Lilly Ahlberg (iTunes)
“I Do (Acoustic)”, Astrid S & Brett Young (iTunes)
“I Got So High That I Saw Jesus”, Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“I Miss My Mum”, Cavetown (iTunes)
“Intentions (Acoustic)”, Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“Is Everybody Going Crazy?”, Nothing But Thieves (iTunes)
“Lento”, Lauren Jauregui & Tainy (iTunes)
“Let’s Go”, Zayde Wølf (iTunes)
“Lightning”, Rico Nasty (iTunes)
“Long Night”, Audrey Nuna (iTunes)
“Looks Don’t Lie”, Siena Liggins (iTunes)
“Love You More”, Steve Aoki featuring Lay & Will.I.Am (iTunes)
“Loving You Gets Hard”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Make The Most”, Lonr. featuring H.E.R. (iTunes)
“Memento Mori”, Lamb Of God (iTunes)
“Must Be Nice”, Will Jay (iTunes)
“New Kings”, Danity Kane (iTunes)
“Nicknames”, Walk Off The Earth x Gnash (iTunes)
“Nobody But You (Acoustic)”, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
“Not Too Far”, Gawvi (iTunes)
“Obvious”, Chloe Lilac (iTunes)
“OK”, Wallows (iTunes)
“Old Soul”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“On Your Mind”, Shaun Frank featuring Alicia Moffet (iTunes)
“Paper Moons”, Josef Salvat (iTunes)
“Pedestrian”, Ant Saunders (iTunes)
“Physical”, Dua Lipa featuring Hwa Sa (iTunes)
“Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris”, Hayley Williams (iTunes)
“Run Di Road”, HoodCelebrityy (iTunes)
“Scars”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“Scorpion”, Fredo (iTunes)
“Set Me Free”, Lecrae featuring YK Osiris (iTunes)
“The Buzz”, Pretenders (iTunes)
“The Way That I Love You”, Passenger (iTunes)
“This Shouldn’t Work”, Rhodes (iTunes)
“Throw My Bones”, Deep Purple (iTunes)
“Walk ‘Em Down”, NLE Choppa featuring Roddy Ricch (iTunes)
“Wavez”, Snakehips x Troyboi (iTunes)
“Way Down Low”, Johnny Goth (iTunes)
“What’s The Vibe?”, Jufu (iTunes)
“Who I Am”, Melanie C (iTunes)
“Wrong About You”, DVBBS (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Brian Fallon, Ingrid Andress and Pearl Jam are among the major titles on the schedule. 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 (January 21, 2020)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: the Jonas Brothers gotta ‘nother hit, but who else in the mix? Let’s add ’em up:

“MAN” OF THE HOUR: With 164 adds on impact, “What A Man Gotta Do” by the Jonas Brothers dominated the Top 40 report, easily securing the top spot. On the Hot AC report, it picked up another 55 adds, where it also started in first place. With a nice top 30 debut on both charts by last Sunday’s published update, the song won’t waste any time flying up through the coming weeks. It’s expected to lead a forthcoming studio album by the siblings, which is due sometime later this year.

Labelmate Chelsea Cutler also managed a solid first week with “Sad Tonight”, landing in third place with 39 stations. Her album How To Be Human was released last Friday. It’s her first single to officially impact at the Top 40 format, though she did score a bit of Triple A airplay last year for the Jeremy Zucker collaboration “You Were Good To Me”, which failed to chart.

Charting songs from Alicia Keys, Halsey and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

Next week, Lizzo‘s “Cuz I Love You” is likely to see a lot of love at the Top 40 format. Will Noah Cyrus‘s “July” share it?

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JONAS BROTHERS, “What A Man Gotta Do” (Republic)
2. HALSEY, “You Should Be Sad” (Capitol)
3. CHELSEA CUTLER, “Sad Tonight” (Republic)
4-T CAMILA CABELLO featuring DABABY, “My Oh My” (Syco/Epic)
4-T. THE WEEKND, “Blinding Lights” (XO/Republic)
6. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
7-T. ALICIA KEYS, “Underdog” (RCA)
7-T. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
7-T. BROCKHAMPTON, “Sugar” (Question Everything/RCA)
7-T. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 14, 2020)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Alicia Keys and Halsey have the key records finishing in the top two. At the end of the day, it was a close one. Did the underdog succeed? Let’s add ’em up:

YOU SHOULD BE AT THE TOP: After a very tight battle for the top of the report this week, Keys’s “Underdog” narrowly edged out Halsey’s “You Should Be Sad” as the Most Added song at the Top 40 format. The former checked in with 119 stations, while the latter came in with 111. Keys, who will be hosting the Grammy Awards at the end of the month, recently scored her first chart entry at the format in seven years. Halsey, whose Manic album streets this Friday, recently peaked at #8 here with “Graveyard”.

International hit “Ride It” by DJ/producer Regard makes its first trip into the top ten this week, securing 11 adds and eighth place on the leaderboard. The song has been moving towards the top 50 for a few weeks now; we’ll see if this boost gets it in there.

Charting songs from Lewis Capaldi and Trevor Daniel are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

What a man gotta do to get the Most Added song at the format? The Jonas Brothers will let us in on the answer next Tuesday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. ALICIA KEYS, “Underdog” (RCA)
2. HALSEY, “You Should Be Sad” (Capitol)
3. CAMILA CABELLO featuring DABABY, “My Oh My” (Syco/Epic)
4. THE WEEKND, “Blinding Lights” (XO/Republic)
5. TREVOR DANIEL, “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
6-T. ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B, “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
6-T. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Before You Go” (Capitol)
8. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)
9-T. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
9-T. DOJA CAT, “Juicy” (Kemosabe/RCA)
9-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Yummy” (Def Jam)
9-T. ZEDD & KEHLANI, “Good Thing” (Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 13-14, 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 three new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALICIA KEYS – “Underdog” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Keys reached the top ten in January 2013 with “Girl On Fire”, but larger success has eluded her in recent years.

HALSEY – “You Should Be Sad” (Capitol)
Album: Manic (2020)
Past T40 History: As “Graveyard” is laid to rest at the format following its #8 peak last month, this follow-up is building very fast.

TREVOR DANIEL – “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
Album: Homesick (EP) (2018)
Past T40 History: Fueled by TikTok and a notable sales and streaming response, Daniel recently earned his first top 40 song here.

At the current time, no songs are listed as impacting at the format next week. Stay tuned for updates to the schedule.

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 (January 12, 2020)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. The underdogs are starting off the new year on a good note… at least, that’s what pop programmers tell us at this point. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“CIRCLES” SHAPES THE LIST: With airplay at the Top 40 format returning to normal after the usual year-end spikes and dips from special programming, the massive track atop the chart remains the same: Post Malone‘s “Circles” leads the pop list for a fifth nonconsecutive week. Can Selena Gomez‘s “Lose You To Love Me” (up 3-2) find the strength to finally reach the top next Sunday? Stay tuned.

Trevor Daniel earns his first top 40 hit at the format with “Falling”, up from 42-37. Alicia Keys also returns with her 13th top 40 hit and first in seven years, “Underdog”, which bows at #40 after some hourly airplay on Thursday. It heads for adds on Tuesday.

Labelmates Lewis Capaldi and Halsey are new to the top 50 with their respective songs, “Before You Go” at #41 and “You Should Be Sad” at #45. The latter title impacts at the format on Tuesday. Ally Brooke also reaches the top 50 with “No Good”, sliding in at #50. She’s hoping to earn her third solo top 40 entry outside of Fifth Harmony in the coming weeks.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 11, 2004

No trouble enjoying these titles…

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

This week, we stroll back 16 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 11, 2004…

Debuts:
40. JOHN MAYER, “Clarity”
39. JET, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl?”
36. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Slow”

32. MYA, “Fallen”

Biggest Mover(s):
WIDELIFE, “All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)” (33-23, ten spots)

10. TRAIN, “When I Look To The Sky” (down 1)
Album: My Private Nation (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

09. MAROON 5, “This Love” (up 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, J/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “The Trouble With Love Is” (steady, second week)
Album: Thankful (2003, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #4

07. ALICIA KEYS, “You Don’t Know My Name” (steady, second week)
Album: The Diary Of Alicia Keys (2003, J Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

06. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Hold On” (steady, third week)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. PINK, “God Is A DJ” (down 1)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #3

04. LINKIN PARK, “Numb” (down 1)
Album: Meteora (2003, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. HILARY DUFF, “Come Clean” (up 2)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. EAMON, “F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)” (steady, third week)
Album: I Don’t Want You Back (2004, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 28, 2003

“Name” those big hits.

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

This week, we stroll back 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 28, 2003…

Debuts:
39. WIDELIFE featuring SIMONE DENNY, “All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)”
37. USHER featuring LUDACRIS & LIL’ JON, “Yeah!”
35. LIZ PHAIR, “Extraordinary”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAROON 5, “This Love” (36-19, 17 spots)

10. NO DOUBT, “It’s My Life” (down 4)
Album: The Singles 1992–2003 (2003, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

09. ALICIA KEYS, “You Don’t Know My Name” (up 8)
Album: The Diary Of Alicia Keys (2003, J Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. TRAIN, “When I Look To The Sky” (down 1)
Album: My Private Nation (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

07. HILARY DUFF, “Come Clean” (up 9)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Hold On” (up 4)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down” (down 3)
Album: A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003, Vagrant Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. LINKIN PARK, “Numb” (down 1)
Album: Meteora (2003, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. PINK, “God Is A DJ” (up 1)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #3

02. EAMON, “F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)” (up 3)
Album: I Don’t Want You Back (2004, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (steady, second week)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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