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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 9, 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. This week’s survey is full of rap stars and pop stars aplenty, so here’s what’s moving at the format this week:

STILL SAVING THE CHART: “Save Your Tears” spends a third week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart, as The Weeknd‘s big hit lifts from 2-1 on the Hot AC chart. This will likely be its last week at the summit here on the pop list, as Justin Bieber is salivating for a sweet jump to the top with this week’s #2 song, the Daniel Caesar and GIVĒON-assisted “Peaches”.

Hong Kong’s Jackson Wang is up from 41-39 on the Top 40 radio chart with “LMLY (Leave Me Loving You)”, giving Wang his third top 40 song at the format. Meanwhile, Los Angeles-based songwriter Annika Wells earns her first top 40 hit as an artist with “Sucks Being Sober”, leaping from 45-40.

In the top 50, Polo G debuts at #45 with “Rapstar”, which recently starred at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Starting at #48, “I Did It” marks a giant collaboration for DJ Khaled with Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby and DaBaby. You can find it on the recent album Khaled Khaled, which just landed at the top of the Billboard 200 list.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 18, 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. Some golden goods are shining on the survey, so here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

TATE AT THE PLATE: As baseball begins to dominate the TV, Tate McRae hits a home run with “You Broke Me First”, which climbs 4-1. The enduring hit scores the top spot after 28 innings… uh, rather, weeks on the chart, making it the slowest run to the top of the pop chart by a female artist. “You” finished only 92 spins ahead of The Weeknd‘s “Save Your Tears”, which advances from 3-2 and will inevitably park at the summit soon.

Singer GIVĒON, who you can find in a featured spot on Justin Bieber‘s “Peaches”, lifts from 41-38 with “Heartbreak Anniversary”. It’s his second top 40 hit to date, which comes as “Peaches” leaps from 13-11. Meanwhile, Kali Uchis also climbs from 44-39 on this week’s list with “Telepatía”, which is her first top 40 hit. It’s one of the many recent songs on the survey to move from a breakout on TikTok to the pop chart.

Four new releases check into the top 50 this week, led by Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande at #44 with “Met Him Last Night”. Lovato has now landed in the top 50 twice in April, as “Dancing With The Devil” (now replaced with “Met”) entered and peaked at #40 two weeks ago. It also continues Grande’s hot streak at the format, as she looks to hold four simultaneous positions in the top 40 next week. A bit further down the list, Sofia Carson is in at #46 with “Fool’s Gold”, with newcomer Annika Wells gliding in at #49 with “Sucks Being Sober”. The last of the new songs in the top 50 is by a labelmate of Wells: AJ Mitchell, who gets going with “Stop” in the #50 spot.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 28, 2021

Driving and thriving.

DEBUTS
40. Annika Wells – Sucks Being Sober
39. Demi Lovato – Dancing With The Devil | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Imagine Dragons – Follow You (32)
19. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (26)
16. Sara Kays – Remember That Night? (21)
08. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (17) | BIGGEST MOVER — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Tones And I – Fly Away (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato – What Other People Say (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (17) | PEAK: #08
07. Harry Styles – Treat People With Kindness (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Willow (04) | PEAK: #03
05. JESSIA – I’m Not Pretty (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – We’re Good (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. MisterWives – Superbloom (1)
2. Zak Abel – Be Kind (4)
3. Nessa Barrett featuring Jxdn – La Di Die (3)
4. Illenium & Iann Dior – First Time (7)
5. Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together (5)
6. January Jane – Versions Of You (6)
7. Addison Rae – Obsessed (-)
8. James Newman – Embers (8)
9. Bülow – First Place (9)
10. James Arthur – Medicine (10)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – If I Didn’t Have You
Ingrid Michaelson & ZAYN – To Begin Again
James TW – Butterflies
Maisie Peters – John Hughes Movie
Sofia Carson – Fool’s Gold (new)
Tom Gregory – River

Chart Notes:

  • Olivia Rodrigo is parked at the top for a sixth week on my personal chart with her hit “Driver’s License”, as Silk Sonic (the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) earns the Biggest Mover title for the third week in a row with “Leave The Door Open”, up from 17-8 and headed for #1. A couple of new tracks check in the top 40: chart regular Demi Lovato enters at #39 with “Dancing With The Devil”, while newcomer Annika Wells starts at #40 with “Sucks Being Sober”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 23, 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: Ariana Grande is positioned at the top once again. Let’s add ’em up:

ENJOY THE VIEW: Top 40 radio has a point of view on Ariana Grande’s “POV”, which leads the adds report with 81 stations on impact. This will soon be the third top 40 hit from the album Positions: both the title track and “34+35” reached #1 at the format.

Five adds behind Grande, Justin Bieber opened in second place with the Daniel Caesar and Givēon-assisted hit “Peaches”. At 76 stations this week, it comes in well ahead of another recent Bieber release, “Hold On”, scoring 24 adds and a fourth place finish. Meanwhile, featured artist Givēon is also breaking out with his own tune “Heartbreak Anniversary”, which takes fifth place with 18 new commitments from the panel.

Format newcomer Duncan Laurence also had a great day with “Arcade”, a hit which won the Eurovision Song Contest two years ago. Thanks in part to recent activity on TikTok, it’s having a successful second life: it secured up 50 adds on impact, good for third place.

Charting singles from Bebe Rexha, Cardi B and Masked Wolf 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. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
2. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON, “Peaches” (Def Jam)
3. DUNCAN LAURENCE, “Arcade” (Capitol)
4. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
5. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
6. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
7-T. ANNIKA WELLS, “Sucks Being Sober” (Vol. 1/Epic)
7-T. BEBE REXHA, “Sacrifice” (Warner)
9-T. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
9-T. GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Republic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 22-23, 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 six releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ANNIKA WELLS, “F**k/Sucks Being Sober” (Vol. 1/Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Wells is a newcomer to the format, but she’s penned album cuts for top groups like BTS and the Jonas Brothers.

ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
Album: Positions (2020)
Past T40 History: Will this secure Grande her third #1 hit of the Positions era? She’s led the chart with the title track and “34+35”.

DUNCAN LAURENCE, “Arcade” (Capitol)
Album: Small Town Boy (2020)
Past T40 History: Few Eurovision winners have been successful at Top 40 radio, but this Dutch star is aiming to score his first hit.

GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
Album: When It’s All Said And Done… Take Time (2021)
Past T40 History: The newcomer recently earned a top ten debut on the album chart and a feature on Justin Bieber’s latest album.

JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
Album: Justice (2021)
Past T40 History: This past weekend, Bieber claimed his 34th top 40 hit with this new entry. His album looks good for a #1 debut.

LIL TJAY featuring 6LACK, “Calling My Phone” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The viral collaboration is on the move and surging through the top 20 at both the Rhythmic and Urban formats.

Next week: TBA, as no songs are currently listed as impacting.

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

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