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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2018: Part One, 100-61

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. 2018 may have been a doozy on the political front, but in the musical world, plenty of great singles and performers made their mark on my listening habits this year. “Love” was a constant presence in the top 40 for much of the last twelve months, from “Love So Soft” to “Love Someone” to “Say Love” and many others. We also found a “New” perspective from big titles like “New Light” and “New Rules”. “High Hopes”, “High Horse” and “Hell Or High Water” kept us in the heights of a diverse year for sounds, while “You”, “Me” and everybody in-between got their equal share of pop pronouns. Phew… that was a lot, and there’s much more to come! Who will spread the word and have my #1 song at the end of the countdown?

Well, grab your headphones and let’s get to counting. Check out the first 40 songs on my Top 100 of 2018…

The 2018 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 3, 2017 to the chart dated November 25, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 171 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 176 that did so in 2017.

100. BÜLOW, “Two Punks In Love”
Album: (single only)
Label: Wax/Republic
Peak: #19

99. ALEC BENJAMIN, “Let Me Down Slowly”
Album: Narrated For You
Label: Artist Partner Group/Atlantic
Peak: #14+

98. P!NK, “What About Us”
Album: Beautiful Trauma
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for three weeks (2017 Chart Year)

97. OCEAN PARK STANDOFF, “If You Were Mine”
Album: (single only)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #20

96. SNOW PATROL, “Empress”
Album: Wildness
Label: Republic
Peak: #20

95. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN & FUTURE, “End Game”
Album: Reputation
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Peak: #20

Album: Man Of The Woods
Label: RCA
Peak: #15

93. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do”
Album: Red Pill Blues
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #6 (2017 Chart Year)

92. THE DRIVER ERA, “Preacher Man”
Album: (single only)
Label: TOO/Artist Cooperative
Peak: #19

91. THE HEAD AND THE HEART, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #12

90. SERENA RYDER, “Ice Age”
Album: Electric Love (EP)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #19

Album: A Star Is Born (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #5+

88. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring DEMI LOVATO, “Fall In Line”
Album: Liberation
Label: RCA
Peak: #16

87. SHERYL CROW featuring ANNIE CLARK, “Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You”
Album: (single only)
Label: Independent
Peak: #18

86. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin”
Album: Sweetener
Label: Republic
Peak: #18

85. REX ORANGE COUNTY featuring BENNY SINGS, “Loving Is Easy”
Album: (single only)
Label: AWAL
Peak: #17

84. ZEDD & ELLEY DUHÉ, “Happy Now”
Album: (single only)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #16

83. LIAM PAYNE & J BALVIN, “Familiar”
Album: (single only)
Label: Republic
Peak: #18

82. BISHOP BRIGGS, “Dream”
Album: Church Of Scars
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #15

81. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect”
Album: ÷
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 (2017 Chart Year)

80. SIGRID, “Sucker Punch”
Album: Sucker Punch
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8+

79. BRYNN ELLIOTT, “Might Not Like Me”
Album: Time Of Our Lives (EP)
Label: Big Yellow Dog/Atlantic
Peak: #17

78. ANDY GRAMMER, “Smoke Clears”
Album: The Good Parts
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #15

77. LUKAS GRAHAM, “Love Someone”
Album: 3 (The Purple Album)
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #14

76. WHY DON’T WE, “Trust Fund Baby”
Album: (single only)
Label: Signature Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #14

Album: Raise Vibration
Label: Roxie/BMG
Peak: #15

74. MAT KEARNEY & RAC, “Memorized”
Album: Mat Kearney
Label: Tomorrow/Caroline
Peak: #12

73. LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA, “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)”
Album: Fifty Shades Freed (Soundtrack)
Label: Universal Studios-Republic
Peak: #11

72. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Head Above Water”
Album: Head Above Water
Label: BMG
Peak: #2+

71. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor”
Album: (single only)
Label: Republic
Peak: #8

70. SNOW PATROL, “Don’t Give In”
Album: Wildness
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

69. PARAMORE, “Rose-Colored Boy”
Album: After Laughter
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Peak: #13

68. JAMES ARTHUR, “Naked”
Album: (single only)
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #12

67. BLUE OCTOBER, “I Hope You’re Happy”
Album: I Hope You’re Happy
Label: Up/Down-Brando/RED
Peak: #10

66. ANNE-MARIE, “2002”
Album: Speak Your Mind
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #14

65. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft”
Album: Meaning Of Life
Label: Atlantic/RRP
Peak: #2 (2017 Chart Year)

64. KT TUNSTALL, “The River”
Album: WAX
Label: Rostrum/INgrooves
Peak: #10

63. JESSE MCCARTNEY, “Better With You”
Album: (single only)
Label: Blue Suit/AWAL
Peak: #14

62. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity”
Album: Dua Lipa (Complete Edition)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #10

61. U2, “Get Out Of Your Own Way”
Album: Songs Of Experience
Label: Interscope
Peak: #13

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2018 tomorrow…

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 23, 2018)

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. There’s a chill in the fall air, but the hot hits on the pop airwaves are keeping things nice and toasty. Here’s what’s popping this Sunday:

SHOW ME “LOVE”: This is the second week at the top for “Love Lies” from Khalid x Normani, a song which has now spent half a year in the top 40. The soundtrack cut from Love, Simon is unbulleted on the newest update and it’s not clear if it’ll receive another week at the top. With that being said, watch out for “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds Of Summer, up to #4 on the new update, which is charging ahead and will likely be the next chart-topper at the format. It’s also the larger Hot AC hit of the two songs: “Youngblood” is now at #9, climbing a notch, while “Love” slides back one notch to #23. Regardless of happens next week, it’s been a solid run for the collaboration at the top spot and should provide a nice launching pad for Normani’s first pop smash completely on her own.

DAN ON YOUR MIND: While reactive tunes from LSD, Silk City & Dua Lipa and Travis Scott reach the top 40, one recurrent and some additional purging fills the lower rungs of the top 50 with a handful of debuts. Out in front, country duo Dan + Shay is on well on its way to their first pop hit with “Tequila”, bowing at #45. The two guys have accumulated seven top 40 singles at their usual format since 2013, with this release landing at the top earlier this year. Just behind them, the new collaboration from David Guetta and Anne-Marie checks in at #46, “Don’t Leave Me Alone”. Both performers are currently in the top 40 with other singles: Guetta’s at #27 this week sharing the lead billing with Jason Derulo on “Goodbye”, while Anne-Marie can be found at #29 with “2002”.

The other debuts in the top 50 this week are not receiving a whole lot of airplay, and it’s doubtful that they’ll stick around for long. At #49, “IDWK” (short for “I don’t want (to) know”) is the first charting collaboration for DVBBS and Blackbear, which is midway up the Top 40 chart in the DVBBS’s native Canada. Blackbear got as high as #24 late last year with “Do Re Mi”. One notch lower, “FeFe” gives controversial performer 6ix9ine his first chart entry at the format, a song which also features Nicki Minaj. It’s now at #10 on this week’s Rhythmic chart, and just outside the region on the updated Urban list. Will it get higher than #50 here? Stay tuned.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 18, 2018)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: take a breather with Ariana Grande‘s latest hit, as well as new tracks by a plethora of pop performers. The action is on, so let’s add ’em up:

NOW WITH ADDED SWEETENER: Just before Yom Kippur begins and we fast for the day, the Top 40 panel is dining on lots of sweet treats with a pop punch. Leading the way, “Breathin” from the aforementioned Grande takes the air right out of our lungs, but in a good way, landing at the top of this week’s report with 43 stations on impact. The song edged into the #40 position on this past Sunday’s published update, giving the singer three tunes in the top 40 simultaneously. (Of course, her other two hits currently are “God Is A Woman” and “No Tears Left To Cry”, which are in the top ten.) Continued support for Mike Posner‘s new hit “Song About You” returns the single to second place with 27 new stations, tied with “Happier” by Marshmello x Bastille, while the rest of the top five is comprised of additional impacting titles from David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie (#4) and Dan + Shay (#5). The former, “Don’t Leave Me Alone”, starts with 26 stations, while the latter, “Tequila”, is new at 22. Just one other song is making its first appearance in the top ten, down at #10. With 15 stations on impact, that’s “Loyal To Me” by Nina Nesbitt.

Next week, expect solid debuts from several format newcomers, including AJ Mitchell and Dean Lewis. Check out the report on Tuesday evening, right here on PGTC.

1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin” (Republic)
2-T. MARSHMELLO x BASTILLE, “Happier” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
2-T. MIKE POSNER, “Song About You” (Island/Republic)
4. DAVID GUETTA featuring ANNE-MARIE, “Don’t Leave Me Alone” (Big Beat/Atlantic)
5. DAN + SHAY, “Tequila” (Warner Bros.)
6. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity” (Columbia)
7. TYGA featuring OFFSET, “Taste” (Lost Kings/EMPIRE)
8. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)
9. LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO), “Thunderclouds” (RECORDS/Columbia)
10. NINA NESBITT, “Loyal To Me” (Cooking Vinyl/RED)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 17-18, 2018)

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:

DAN + SHAY – “Tequila” (Warner Bros.)
Album: Dan + Shay (2018)
Past T40 History: This is the male duo’s first time crossing to the pop airwaves. “Tequila” is a former #1 single on the Country list.

DAVID GUETTA featuring ANNE-MARIE – “Don’t Leave Me Alone” (Big Beat/Atlantic)
Album: 7 (2018)
Past T40 History: Guetta and Anne-Marie haven’t previously collaborated together. Both musicians have singles already charting.

MIKE POSNER – “Song About You” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Posner has three top ten singles to date at the format; “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” had a two-week run at #1 in 2016.

NINA NESBITT – “Loyal To Me” (Cooking Vinyl/RED)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Nesbitt’s song “Somebody Special” received some minor airplay earlier this year; it did not enter the chart here.

Next week: Things really heat up next Tuesday with an Alternative crossover hit by Twenty One Pilots, a Hot AC crossover track by Dean Lewis, and additional impacting titles from newcomer AJ Mitchell and the first collaboration from Gryffin and Elley Duhé. At this point, it’s anyone’s game, so stay tuned to see who wins it all.

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 (August 19, 2018)

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. We could never cancel our pop parade of the notable and emerging hits at the Top 40 format, but hey, ours won’t cost you a cent to look at. Here’s what’s popping on the airwaves this week:

ALL FOUR THE “GIRLS”: As “Girls Like You” begins to lose some ground at the format, narrowly missing the weekly spin record by about 200 spins, the giant pop hit from Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B holds at the top spot on the Top 40 chart for a fourth week. It’s also at #1 on the Hot AC chart for its third week and is likely to stay there for some time longer, as there’s a lack of competition in the top five. There’s no word on a next single from the Red Pill Blues album, or if there will be one, as of yet. Checking in at #2 on the Top 40 chart, Post Malone is stuck in the runner-up position for the third consecutive week with “Better Now”, but his song should have a change of scenery next week. “Better” is also approaching the top 30 on the Hot AC chart, making it his highest-charting track at that format.

“RISE” AND SHINE: There are three top 40 entries, including two collaborations, on this week’s chart update, with “Beautiful” by Bazzi featuring Camila Cabello leading the pack, soaring from 47-36. It’s the second top 40 entry for Bazzi, following his #1 single “Mine” from earlier this year, while Cabello checks in with her eighth solo top 40 entry at the format, six of which have been duets or features with other performers. From there, Anne-Marie‘s “2002” makes a jump from 44-38, marking her fourth top 40 song here, while “Rise”, the first collaboration from Jonas Blue and Jack & Jack, takes a couple of steps up from 42-40. Individually, this hit is the third top 40 single for Blue and the second for the duo.

Additional top 50 action is limited this week, though Weezer‘s “Africa”, the current #1 track on the Alternative chart, debuts at #46. It’s the band’s first time in the top 50 at the format since January 2006, when “Perfect Situation” got to #47. Leader Rivers Cuomo also appeared on a B.o.B single called “Magic” in 2010, which spent three weeks at #13 that September. Childish Gambino is also back in the top 50 with his latest, “Summertime Magic”, coming in at #50. The track is already gaining solid airplay on the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 19, 2018

His second shot at the top.

40. PRETTYMUCH – Summer On You
39. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

27. Elle King – Shame (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
19. Anne-Marie – 2002 (25)
17. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (24)

10. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
08. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Ben Rector – Drive (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (09) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (-)
2. Muse – Something Human (2)
3. Picture This – When We Were Young (1)
4. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (5)
5. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (-)
6. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
7. Robyn – Missing U (8)
8. P!nk – Secrets (10)
9. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (9)
10. Bishop Briggs – Baby (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls (new)
Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (new)
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One (new)
Janet Jackson – Made For Now (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (new)
LP – Girls Go Wild (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (new)
Matt Maeson – Cringe (new)
Max Frost – Good Morning
Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (new)
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to George Ezra on his second consecutive #1 song on my personal chart, “Shotgun”, moving 2-1 in its 11th week in the top 40. It follows “Paradise”, which had a three-week run this past spring and is still on my chart, now at #31 in its 31st week. It’s been quite a ride, but is it enough for “Paradise” to secure the top spot on my Top 100 of 2018? Kind of early to be teasing a year-end chart, don’t you think? Check back in… four months to see what happens. In the meantime, look for “Shotgun” to stick at the top through sometime next month. Just below Ezra’s song, Kacey Musgraves‘s “High Horse” (climbing 9-5) and Niall Horan and Maren Morris‘s “Seeing Blind” (climbing 13-10) are solid contenders for my next #1 title, the latter becoming Horan’s fifth consecutive top ten hit from his album Flicker. Of course, the previous four singles from the set went to #1, so the pressure is on! Up ten notches from last week’s top 40, Dean Lewis‘s “Be Alright” (climbing 33-23) and Elle King‘s “Shame” (climbing 37-27) tie for the week’s Biggest Mover, and both should enter the top ten in the next month or so. Additionally, there are two debuts on the current update: “Loyal To Me” (#39) by Nina Nesbitt and “Summer On You” (#40) by PRETTYMUCH. “Loyal” marks the first chart entry for Nesbitt, after bubbling under with “Somebody Special” earlier this year, while “Summer” is the second hit for the five-man group, who got to #10 last year with “Would You Mind”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 14, 2018)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: chart hits by acts like Ariana Grande, Bazzi and The Chainsmokers, among others, shine on a quiet week, while an Alternative crossover title from Weezer takes us across the globe. Let’s add ’em up:

YES WE CHAN: As iHeartMedia’s annual late summer music summit takes over the Big Apple this week, final results are split at the Top 40 format, with no overwhelmingly dominant tracks in the mix. Leading the way with 22 new stations, “Jackie Chan” from Tiësto and Dzeko featuring Preme and Post Malone ranks as the Most Added single for the first time, while “Side Effects”, the latest collaboration from The Chainsmokers and Emily Warren, fills the runner-up spot with 20 new stations. As you can see, nothing particularly earth-shattering, but that will certainly change next week! (Details to come.)

With that said, though there were fewer new titles reaching the upper regions of the list, some acts took advantage of a soft week to grab a solid week of adds. Weezer‘s smash cover of the Toto hit “Africa”, currently atop the Alternative radio chart, scored 16 this week, tying it with Tyga‘s huge Rhythmic and Urban single “Taste”, featuring Offset, which impacts here for the second time. The former title, which is just below the top 50, should enter the region this weekend, while the latter tune should enter the top 40 very soon.

1. TIESTO & DZEKO featuring PREME and POST MALONE, “Jackie Chan” (Casablanca/Republic)
2. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring EMILY WARREN, “Side Effects” (Disruptor/Columbia)
3-T. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Almost Love” (Hollywood)
5. BAZZI featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Beautiful” (APG/Atlantic)
6-T. ANNE-MARIE, “2002” (Warner Bros.)
6-T. ARIANA GRANDE, “God Is A Woman” (Republic)
6-T. TYGA featuring OFFSET, “Taste” (Lost Kings/EMPIRE)
6-T. WEEZER, “Africa” (Crush Music/RRP)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “The Way I Am” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)

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