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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 10, 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. Ready for some more quarantunes and how they’re doing on the radio? Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

YEAR OF THE CAT: After stalling at #33 with “Juicy” in January, Doja Cat earns her first #1 at the Top 40 format with the song “Say So”, moving from 3-1 this week. Last month, it topped the Rhythmic radio chart. The song is also expected to be in the running for the #1 spot on tomorrow’s Billboard Hot 100 update, thanks in part to several versions of a new remix featuring Nicki Minaj.

The week’s lone top 40 entry is a huge one: Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber‘s “Stuck With U”, a new charity collaboration that shuffles in at #28. It’s the 21st top 40 hit for Grande and the 29th for Bieber, who are both managed by Scooter Braun’s SB Projects. (Braun is listed as a co-writer on the song.) The money from roughly 60% of each digital single sold will be headed towards the First Responders Children’s Foundation.

AJR and Harry Styles enter the top 50 at the format this week: the band at #47 with “Bang!” and Styles at #49 with “Watermelon Sugar”. The former entry recently hit the top five on the Alternative radio chart, while the latter impacts at both the Hot AC and Top 40 formats next week. The latter is also the follow-up to “Adore You”, which went to #1 on both charts earlier this year.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 27, 2019

Thx for the memories.

It’s the last normal release day of the month, the year and the decade. So, as we wave goodbye, these albums and singles hit stores this Friday:

Notable albums out this week: Ariana Grande‘s K bye for now (swt live) (iTunes), Blaenavon‘s Demoitis (iTunes), Bring Me The Horizon‘s Music To… (iTunes), Faustix‘s OMG It’s 2020 (iTunes), G Herbo‘s Sessions (iTunes), Sunday Service Choir‘s Jesus Is Born (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Red Velvet‘s ‘The ReVe Festival’ Finale (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2020”, Great Good Fine OK (iTunes)
“Ain’t That Why (Acoustic)”, R3HAB & Krewella (iTunes)
“Air”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“All Me”, Kehlani featuring Keyshia Cole (iTunes)
“All The F*cking Time (Acoustic)”, Loote (iTunes)
“Alone, Part II”, Alan Walker & Ava Max (iTunes)
“Antisocial (Ghali Remix)”, Ed Sheeran & Travis Scott (iTunes)
“As Long As I Break Your Heart”, Ruben (iTunes)
“Behind The Light”, Joshua Hyslop (iTunes)
“Cause The World Is Small”, Brothers Page (iTunes)
“Glow”, Susan H (iTunes)
“Had Enough”, Don Toliver featuring Quavo & Offset (iTunes)
“Highest In The Room (Remix)”, Travis Scott featuring Rosalía & Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Hold On”, Martin Garrix with Matisse & Sadko featuring Michael Zitron (iTunes)
“I Don’t Care”, Buster Moe (iTunes)
“Keep Going”, Syn Cole (iTunes)
“Loco Contigo (Remix)”, DJ Snake, J Balvin & Ozuna featuring Nicky Jam, Natti Natasha, Darell & Sech (iTunes)
“Mixtape: Gone Days”, Stray Kids (iTunes)
“Money Play”, Burna Boy (iTunes)
“Monsters In My Mind”, Mads Langer (iTunes)
“No Denying”, J Hus (iTunes)
“Okay”, Ayelle (iTunes)
“Ride Like A Pro”, Kid Ink featuring Reo Cragun (iTunes)
“Sinner”, Like Mike (iTunes)
“Somebody Loved”, Kina Grannis (iTunes)
“Speak Love”, Anna Bergendahl (iTunes)
“The Git Up (Remix)”, Blanco Brown featuring Ciara (iTunes)
“The Plug”, Party Pupils & Drelli (iTunes)
“Trampoline (Dave Audé Remix)”, SHAED & ZAYN (iTunes)
“What To Do?”, Jackboys & Don Toliver (iTunes)

Next week, you can expect some fresh singles from Ava Max and Justin Bieber, among other releases. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #70-61

As 2019 and the decade draw 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. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 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. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

70. NIALL HORAN, “Nice To Meet Ya”
Album: (single only)
Label: Neon Haze/Capitol
Peak: #1 for six+ weeks (2019/2020)

69. CHARLI XCX & TROYE SIVAN, “1999”
Album: Charli
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #12

68. BARNS COURTNEY, “You And I”
Album: 404
Label: Capitol
Peak: #12

67. BEN PLATT, “Grow As We Go”
Album: Sing To Me Instead
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #13

66. JAMES TW, “Incredible”
Album: Chapters
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #12

65. STEVE AOKI featuring BACKSTREET BOYS, “Let It Be Me”
Album: (single only)
Label: Ultra
Peak: #8

64. BACKSTREET BOYS, “No Place”
Album: DNA
Label: K-Bahn/RCA
Peak: #12

63. SEEB x BASTILLE, “Grip”
Album: (single only)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #12

62. KELLY CLARKSON, “Heat”
Album: Meaning Of Life
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #9

61. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next”
Album: Thank U, Next
Label: Republic
Peak: #10

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #90-81

As 2019 and the decade draw 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. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 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. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

90. NINA NESBITT, “Loyal To Me”
Album: The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change
Label: Cooking Vinyl/RED
Peak: #2 (2018)
2018 YE: #41

89. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Young And In Love”
Album: Stranger Songs
Label: Cabin 24/RED
Peak: #17

88. SCOTT HELMAN, “Everything Sucks”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner
Peak: #7+

87. PASSENGER, “Survivors”
Album: Runaway
Label: Black Crow/Nettwerk
Peak: #18

86. ONEREPUBLIC, “Rescue Me”
Album: (single only)
Label: Mosley/Interscope
Peak: #16

85. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel”
Album: Charlie’s Angels (Soundtrack)
Label: Republic
Peak: #13

84. MAREN MORRIS, “Girl”
Album: Girl
Label: Columbia Nashville
Peak: #19

83. KATY PERRY, “Small Talk”
Album: (single only)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #13

82. WALK OFF THE EARTH, “I’ll Be There”
Album: Here We Go!
Label: Golden Carrot/The Orchard (RED)
Peak: #13

81. LADY GAGA, “Always Remember Us This Way”
Album: A Star Is Born (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #17

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 1, 2019)

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: Diplo and the Jonas Brothers head down to the record ranch and get a ride to the top with a solid first-week total for their new collaboration. What else is in the mix? Let’s add ’em up:

THE LONE-LY RANGER: Scoring 77 stations on impact, “Lonely” from Diplo and the Jonas Brothers certainly isn’t alone at the Top 40 format this week. With three top ten hits in a row this year, including the chart-topping “Sucker”, the trio is still on fire and this track should fly up the chart in the coming weeks. Another cut from Diplo’s forthcoming Thomas Wesley project, the Morgan Wallen-assisted “Heartless”, is currently receiving airplay at the Hot AC format (but has not charted as of yet.)

No other impacting songs were included on the schedule this week, but the new radio hits by Billie Eilish and French Montana (both of which officially head for adds later this month) entered the top ten with some notable early action. Eilish’s latest single has already topped the weekly adds report at the Alternative format, where it could become her third consecutive chart-topper.

Recent releases by Bebe Rexha, Lizzo and Maroon 5 are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Along with Eilish’s reactive new song, the new single by AJR could also stir up some seasonal action at the format next week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DIPLO & JONAS BROTHERS, “Lonely” (Columbia)
2. MAROON 5, “Memories” (222/Interscope)
3. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
4. FRENCH MONTANA featuring POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN, “Writing On The Wall” (Epic)
5. BEBE REXHA, “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner)
6. MILEY CYRUS, “Slide Away” (RCA)
7-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Teeth” (Interscope)
7-T. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
9. KYGO x WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love” (RCA)
10-T. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
10-T. LIAM PAYNE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Stack It Up” (Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 24, 2019)


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: Maroon 5 tops the adds report and conjures up some musical memories, as new releases from Bebe Rexha and Liam Payne also stack their adds high. Let’s add ’em up:

FROM 5 TO 1: The new single from Maroon 5 easily leads the week’s adds report at the Top 40 format, as “Memories” starts with 135 stations on impact. It also led yesterday’s report at the Hot AC format, where it scooped up another 76. The tune is already well into the top 40 at both formats, so expect it to glide up these (and other) charts through the fall months.

Rexha’s “You Can’t Stop The Girl” and Payne’s “Stack It Up”, featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, start in second and third place respectively, with 45 and 40 stations on impact. The former title comes from the soundtrack to Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, which opens on October 18. The latter is expected to appear on a forthcoming album by Payne, though his debut set has yet to materialize in the nearly 2-1/2 years he’s been charting as a solo artist. (An EP, which featured no radio singles, was released last August.) Both tunes are likely to make the top 50 by early next month, as the threshold for charting at the format is noticeably higher as of recent.

Charting releases by Halsey, Lizzo and Taylor Swift are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look out for more information on next week’s impacting songs on our Monday morning log.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MAROON 5, “Memories” (222/Interscope)
2. BEBE REXHA, “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner)
3. LIAM PAYNE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Stack It Up” (Republic)
4. HALSEY, “Graveyard” (Capitol)
5. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
6. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
7. THE CHAINSMOKERS & ILLENIUM featuring LENNON STELLA, “Takeaway” (Disruptor/Columbia)
8. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
9-T. KYGO x WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love” (RCA)
9-T. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 22, 2019)


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, the biz is all about the Lizz and a handful of huge debuts in the top 40 by format superstars. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“HURTS” SO GOOD: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts”, the current #1 song on the Hot 100, moves from 2-1 on this week’s Top 40 chart. It’s her first chart-topper at the format and recently led the Rhythmic radio chart as well. At only 32 spins shy of 20,000, the single now holds a new record for the most spins by a single song in one week at this format. Furthermore, it has nearly 31,200 spins across the spectrum of monitored radio formats this week, as it now ranks in the top 40 at six of them. The massive hit will easily earn another week at #1 here, and probably more, with Lizzo’s nearest competition still about 5,000 spins away.

After a larger week on last Tuesday’s adds report, Halsey‘s “Graveyard” climbs from 48-22 on the survey, which marks her 12th top 40 single to date. You can find it on her upcoming album Manic, which is due January 17. The soundtrack cut “Don’t Call Me Angel” (from Charlie’s Angels) lands all the way up at #32, giving Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey their 20th, 12th and second top 40 hits on the pop chart to date, respectively. Maroon 5 reemerges with their 27th top 40 release, “Memories”, which is in at #38. Its entry is more impressive on the Hot AC radio chart, where it debuts at #23. AJ Mitchell and Ava Max also reach the top 40 with “Slow Dance”, up from 42-40 this week. It’s Mitchell’s third top 40 entry here and Max’s second.

The only other new title in the top 50 this week comes from 5 Seconds Of Summer, who enter at #49 with “Teeth”. It should give the group their tenth top 40 hit in the coming weeks. Expect a little more action in this section of the chart next week.

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