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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 26, 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. Let’s see what’s wandering up the list at the format this week:

“EASY” TO PIVOT: As radio shifts from seasonal to year-end programming, Adele holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for a fourth week in a row with “Easy On Me”. The song is still in the top ten at four separate formats: AC, Hot AC, R&B (formerly Urban AC) and Top 40.

Format star Doja Cat scores her ninth top 40 hit with “Woman”, soaring from 41-33 this week. It’s the fourth single to chart from her album Planet Her. Rising from 46-38, “Merry Christmas” goes on a sleigh ride up the survey for Ed Sheeran and Elton John. It’s the 24th top 40 song for Sheeran and the 48th for John when combining the archives of both Mediabase and Radio & Records since late 1973. Lastly, “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)” leaps from 42-40 this week, as Jimmy Fallon, Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion sit and unwrap their first, 27th and sixth top 40 presents, or singles, respectively.

The last top 50 entry of the year is a posthumous hit from Juice WRLD in a collaboration with Justin Bieber. “Wandered To LA” wanders into the countdown at #48.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 14, 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: GAYLE force winds remain in the forecast at the format as we head into 2022. Let’s add ’em up:

A-B-C U NEXT YEAR: Securing another 47 adds this week, newcomer GAYLE has the Most Added tune at the format for the second week in a row with “Abcdefu”. It also tied for fourth place on the report at the Alternative format, picking up a total of five stations there.

This was truly the week of the woman at the format, as Doja Cat‘s “Woman” and Emmy Meli‘s “I Am Woman” continued their run up the adds report with their best totals to date. The former track earned 25 new adds and tied for second place, while the latter jumped into fourth place with 23 adds.

Charting singles from Adele, Benson Boone and Latto returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next year for another action-packed adds session. Happy holidays from PGTC!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. GAYLE, “Abcdefu” (Atlantic)
2-T. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
2-T. DOJA CAT, “Woman” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. EMMY MELI, “I Am Woman” (Disruptor/Arista)
5. JIMMY FALLON featuring ARIANA GRANDE & MEGAN THEE STALLION, “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)” (St. James Place/Republic)
6-T. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
6-T. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
8. BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
9. LATTO, “Big Energy” (Streamcut/RCA)
10. ADELE, “Oh My God” (Melted Stone/Columbia)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 12, 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 Christmas and chart magic, let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

AS EASY AS PIE: It’s the second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart for Adele with “Easy On Me”, the lead single from her new album 30. The international hit holds for a fourth week at #1 on the Hot AC radio chart.

Newcomer GAYLE blasts into the top 40 with her recent viral TikTok hit, as “Abcdefu” rises from 42-25. The tune continues a strong run on both the streaming and composite charts internationally, appearing in the top ten throughout Australasia and Europe. GAYLE is not the only new artist in the top 40 this week, as American Idol alum Benson Boone leaps from 45-37 with “Ghost Town”. His first charting song is yet another success story for the video app, where Boone teased it before its official release. LISA secures her first solo hit outside of the popular group BLACKPINK with “Money”, up from 41-38 this week. Finally, Charli XCX jumps from 43-40 with “Good Ones”, her seventh top 40 hit to date at the format.

19 years after his first single was serviced to Top 40 radio stations, comedian and host Jimmy Fallon appears in the top 50 for his first time with the Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion-assisted “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)”, which checks in at #46. A second seasonal song is in at #47: “Merry Christmas”, a recent #1 single in the United Kingdom, which teams Ed Sheeran and Elton John. Now ranking in the top 20 at the Dance radio format, “The Motto” lands at #48 on the Top 40 survey for Tiësto and Ava Max. Finally, at #50, Wale and J. Cole are in with “Poke It Out”, a current top ten hit at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 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: GAYLE balances the alphabet and adds for her impact week. Let’s add ’em up:

GAYLES OF DECEMBER: Format newcomer GAYLE continues to perform with her viral smash “Abcdefu”, which comes in with 66 adds this week, easily becoming the Most Added song on the Top 40 report. It landed at #42 on last weekend’s chart. “Abcdefu” also ties for third place at the Alternative radio format with eight adds there.

A new seasonal song of note debuts from comedian and host Jimmy Fallon, who vaccinates the adds report with his Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion-assisted “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)”. The collaboration starts with 20 adds and ties for fourth place this week. Look for the song to get a booster into the top 50 for the next few weeks ahead of the big holiday.

Charting singles from Benson Boone, Silk Sonic and Taylor Swift 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 (ELEVEN)
1. GAYLE, “Abcdefu” (Atlantic)
2. ADELE, “Oh My God” (Melted Stone/Columbia)
3. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
4-T. JIMMY FALLON featuring ARIANA GRANDE & MEGAN THEE STALLION, “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)” (St. James Place/Republic)
4-T. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Message In A Bottle” (Republic)
6-T. BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
6-T. SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
8. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
9-T. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
9-T. LATTO, “Big Energy” (Streamcut/RCA)
9-T. PITBULL featuring ANTHONY WATTS & DJWS, “I Feel Good” (Mr. 305)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 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. This week’s survey is all about saving, so for the top records to the rescue, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

HAPPY “TEARS”: With a little help from a newly-released remix featuring Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd climbs a notch to #1 on the Top 40 radio chart. It’s his second chart-topper at the format from the album After Hours and his fourth overall.

Demi Lovato and Grande take the top new entry in the top 40 with “Met Him Last Night”, climbing from 44-38. It’s their 19th and 26th top 40 hits, respectively. Meanwhile, after two near-misses in the last five years, Sofia Carson finally scores her first top 40 hit on the pop chart with “Fool’s Gold”, advancing from 46-40.

Just missing the top 40 at #41, “You” crashes onto the chart, as Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae look to maintain their quick ascent through the spring. Jackson Wang is new to the survey with “LMLY” (short for “Leave Me Loving You”), which is off to a lovely start at #47 this week. One more collaboration reaches the top 50: “La Di Die”, performed by TikTok stars Nessa Barrett and Jxdn, at #48. Finally, the debut song at #50 this week recently topped the Alternative chart: “Follow You”, the latest from Imagine Dragons.

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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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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 13, 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: Doja Cat and SZA give much “More” to the panel with their new hit. Let’s add ’em up:

“KISS” MY ADDS: The latest release from Doja Cat and SZA, “Kiss Me More”, easily took the Most Added title at the Top 40 format today with 125 commitments on impact. It entered at #33 on last weekend’s published list. The two women also led today’s report at the Rhythmic format, putting up 47 adds there. It’s likely to do well on both charts through the spring and summer.

The only other new title in the top five comes from AJ Mitchell, whose “Stop” earned 33 stations on impact and tied for third place. Does it become his fourth top 40 entry at the format in the coming weeks? We’ll find out soon.

Charting singles from Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X 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. DOJA CAT featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe/RCA)
2. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Déjà Vu” (Geffen/Interscope)
3-T. AJ MITCHELL, “Stop” (Epic)
3-T. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
5. DEMI LOVATO featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Met Him Last Night” (Island/Republic)
6-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
6-T. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
8-T. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
8-T. NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
10. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 12-13, 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:

AJ MITCHELL, “Stop” (Epic)
Album: Skyview (2021)
Past T40 History: Mitchell narrowly missed earning his fourth top 40 song in July with “Burn”, which peaked at #42 on the chart.

DEMI LOVATO featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Met Him Last Night” (Island/Republic)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over (2021)
Past T40 History: This is replacing “Dancing With The Devil” as the new single from Lovato’s album. “Devil” got to #40 last week.

DOJA CAT featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Planet Her (2021)
Past T40 History: After a big first day of airplay, this release easily crashed into the top 40. It’s their sixth and seventh top 40 hits.

NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This track is nearing the top 20 at Alternative radio. Jxdn’s “Angels & Demons” hit #49 at Top 40 radio last fall.

Next week: songs from Beach Bunny and Jackson Wang hope to hop along and up the adds report.

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

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 6, 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: Olivia Rodrigo is the lead driver among the records racing for adds. Let’s add ’em up:

ENJOY THE “VU”: With the follow-up to the recent chart-topper “Driver’s License”, which spent five weeks at #1, Olivia Rodrigo scored a very nice 121 adds on impact for “Déjà Vu”. The tune snuck into the top 40 last weekend and should see some good movement in the coming days. It tied for eighth place at the Hot AC format yesterday, which appeared due to a handful of stations that reported early.

Lil Nas X secured 49 adds during the session for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”, good for the runner-up spot. The single and its music video have been the subject of much online conversation recently, which helped propel it to a #1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Demi Lovato also entered the top five with the Ariana Grande-assisted “Met Him Last Night”, scoring 20 adds and a fifth place finish. A week ago, Lovato’s “Dancing With The Devil” impacted here with a total of 44 stations during its first week. Given the new single swap, we’ll see what occurs on the airplay chart in the coming weeks.

Charting singles from Addison Rae, Justin Bieber 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 (ELEVEN)
1. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Déjà Vu” (Geffen/Interscope)
2. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
3. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
4. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON, “Peaches” (Def Jam)
5. DEMI LOVATO featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Met Him Last Night” (Island/Republic)
6. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
7. ADDISON RAE, “Obsessed” (Sandlot/AWAL-in2une)
8. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
9. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
10-T. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
10-T. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 30, 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: Fruity finds are leading the way, as Justin Bieber tops the adds report. Let’s add ’em up:

A PEACHY POSITION: Justin Bieber leads the adds report at Top 40 radio with the Daniel Caesar and Givēon-assisted hit “Peaches”, earning another sweet and sugary 70 stations this week. Bieber’s “Hold On” is also holding onto a spot in the top five again, scoring 28 more adds and a third place finish. The former is looking to fly straight into the top 20 this week, while the latter is still approaching the top 30.

The top impacting titles on the log were by Demi Lovato and Addison Rae: the former’s “Dancing With The Devil” spun into the runner-up spot with 44 stations, while the latter’s “Obsessed” preoccupied the pop panel with 21 stations, good for fifth place. Lovato’s song is likely to reach the lower end of the top 40 by the weekend, while Rae’s should start somewhere in the top 50.

Charting singles from Ariana Grande, 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. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON, “Peaches” (Def Jam)
2. DEMI LOVATO, “Dancing With The Devil” (Island/Republic)
3. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
4. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
5. ADDISON RAE, “Obsessed” (Sandlot/AWAL-in2une)
6-T. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
6-T. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
6-T. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)
9. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
10. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)

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