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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 10, 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. We have a new song at the top and it should ring a bell… or seven. Fresh from our shopping spree, let’s check out what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

SEVENTH HEAVEN: Earning her seventh #1 song at the Top 40 format, Ariana Grande moves from 3-1 with “7 Rings”, now in its eighth week in the top 40. It’s her second chart-topper from the album thank u, next, with the title track leading the chart back in January for one week. Follow-up single “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” is up to #13 this week and could land at the top, but it’ll be some time before it gets close to the summit. We’ll keep you updated! Meanwhile, “7” should have a lengthy run at #1; it’s the only song gaining airplay in the top five and was up over 1,000 spins versus the previous published update.

Newcomer Mabel jumps from 41-35 with her first top 40 hit, “Don’t Call Me Up”, while Billie Eilish is also in with her first top 40 single, “When The Party’s Over”, up 43-39. However, the most intriguing entry of the week is actually a re-entry: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, off the soundtrack to A Star Is Born, is back in the top 40. Flying from 45-38, the tune’s boost is likely due to its recent Oscar win and new chart peak at the top of the Hot 100.

Of the four debuts in the top 50 this week, three are collaborations. One of them leads things off at #46: “I Can’t Get Enough” marks the first collaboration together for Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin. After an extremely slow run up the chart since August of last year, Blanco’s song “Eastside”, with Halsey and Khalid, recently spent two weeks at the summit. Checking in a notch lower, P!nk‘s latest single “Walk Me Home” has a nice start at #47, though it’s already approaching the top ten on the Hot AC chart. From there, Julia Michaels and Niall Horan debut at #48 with “What A Time”, the radio single from Michaels’s recent EP Inner Monologue, Pt. 1. Finally, at #50, another hit collaboration credited to four acts makes the top 50: “So Close” features NOTD, Felix Jaehn, Captain Cuts and Georgia Ku. Ku is the only chart newcomer on this song; the other three acts have either ranked with their own main-credited releases or remixes for other artists.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 26, 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: Billie Eilish starts a brand new “Party” on the Top 40 airwaves, with the results of a split week at the format playing out all over the top ten. Let’s add ’em up:

BILLIE, DO BE A HERO: With four particularly strong releases impacting at the format this Tuesday, the panel was all over the place by the end of the day. Taking over the top spot, Eilish’s “When The Party’s Over” led the pop party with 42 stations during its biggest session to date. The performer’s “Bury A Friend” also leads the adds report at the Alternative format for the third week in a row, where the song is now approaching the top 20. Just behind her in second place, the cut “What A Time” pairs Julia Michaels with Niall Horan, both enjoying their time on the list with 37 stations today. The single can be found on Michaels’s new EP Inner Monologue, Pt. 1, which also features a collaboration with Selena Gomez. Michaels also sings on the latest single by James Bay titled “Peer Pressure”, which led the adds report at Triple A radio (and finished in the top five at the Hot AC format) yesterday.

Additional top ten action on future hits from H.E.R. and Panic! At The Disco, earning 30 and 26 adds, respectively, could push both songs into the top 40 in the coming weeks.

With over 20 stations coming in early, P!nk‘s “Walk Me Home” should lead next week’s report with a solid total, though singles by Galantis (“Bones”) and NOTD (“So Close”) will also be in the mix and looking to take home the pop prize.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
2. JULIA MICHAELS featuring NIALL HORAN, “What A Time” (Republic)
3-T. CARDI B & BRUNO MARS, “Please Me” (Atlantic)
3-T. H.E.R., “Hard Place” (RCA)
5. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Who Do You Love” (Disruptor/Columbia)
6. ZEDD & KATY PERRY, “365” (Interscope-Capitol)
7. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
8-T. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
8-T. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
10. ARIANA GRANDE, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” (Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 19, 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: yes, “Please”, it’s a big week for the latest collaboration from Cardi B and Bruno Mars, the leader of a strong pack of releases that entered the top ten. Let’s add ’em up:

HITS, IF YOU “PLEASE”: In a pretty competitive session at the format, Cardi B and Bruno Mars easily please the pop panel for the second time with their track “Please Me”, which follows their collaboration “Finesse”, a #1 hit from March of last year. “Please” earns a triple-digit sum of 146 stations during its first full week. The cut quickly raced into the top 30 by last Sunday’s official chart and is looking strong so far this week, as it holds steady at #2 on iTunes and in the top five on Apple Music. Furthermore, the track tops both the Rhythmic and Urban reports this week, finishing with 64 and 69 stations, respectively. Though no album from either of the two performers is expected anytime soon, the instant success of this single could change that.

Other highlights from this Tuesday’s report include a second place finish for “365”, another giant collaboration by Zedd and Katy Perry, which scores 281 fewer stations than the number in its total (which amounts to a very respectable 84.) After entering in the top 50 (#48) on last Sunday’s published update, the song should easily crack the top 40 by this coming weekend’s list. Settling into third place, “Last Hurrah” by Bebe Rexha is also performing pretty well with the Top 40 panel and could chart by Sunday. “Last” begins with a still strong total of 70 stations for its first week. Add totals for the rest of the top ten drop off significantly from there.

The party begins again on Tuesday with the impact of Billie Eilish‘s “When The Party’s Over”, going up against a song that enters top ten a week early: “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (#7, tied) from Panic! At The Disco.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. CARDI B & BRUNO MARS, “Please Me” (Atlantic)
2. ZEDD & KATY PERRY, “365” (Interscope-Capitol)
3. BEBE REXHA, “Last Hurrah” (Warner Bros.)
4. ARIANA GRANDE, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” (Republic)
5. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Who Do You Love” (Disruptor/Columbia)
6. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
7-T. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
7-T. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
9. FLETCHER, “Undrunk” (Snapback/Capitol)
10. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 17, 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. It may not be the Daytona 500, but the race for #1 on the pop radio survey is still a very exciting sport to watch. Let’s see what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

LET’S TALK ABOUT “ME”: This appears to be the fourth and final week at #1 for Halsey‘s “Without Me” on the Top 40 list, but it won’t be long before the performer charges back to the top. Just under “Without”, at #2, is her collaboration with Benny Blanco and Khalid called “Eastside”, which finds a new peak in its 30th week in the top 40. Needless to say, when that cut hits the top next week, it’ll establish a new slowness record for the format, which could be a troubling sign, especially given the lag on a lot of #1 titles since the start of the decade. (The last song to establish the slowest run to #1, three years ago, was Alessia Cara‘s “Here”, which hit the top in its 26th week.)

The top 40 is packed with strong entries this week, four in total, led by Ariana Grande‘s “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” at #26, soaring from #44. It’s her 21st top 40 hit at the format. “thank u, next” and “7 rings” currently sit at #3 and #6 on the week’s update, respectively. Just behind her, labelmates Cardi B and Bruno Mars storm onto the chart at #27 with “Please Me”. The two artists previously topped the list for a week last March with a remix of the latter’s “Finesse”. “Please” gives Cardi B her eighth top 40 entry, while earning Mars his 21st at the format. Another two collaborations making big moves reach the top 40 this week: “Who Do You Love” zooms from 48-34 The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds Of Summer, their 11th and eighth top 40 entries, respectively, while “I’ve Been Waiting” by Lil PeepiLoveMakonnen and Fall Out Boy climbs from 43-36. It’s the first entry in the top 40 for Lil Peep, who scores a posthumous hit, as iLoveMakonnen earns his second (his first since 2015) and Fall Out Boy collects their 15th top 40 song.

Impacting on Tuesday, along with the aforementioned Cardi B and Bruno Mars collaboration, Zedd and Katy Perry‘s “365” is new at #48, marking the highest of three debuts in the region. This is the first release recorded together by the two performers, who both have multiple #1 hits at the format individually. We’ll see if this one can also reach to the top. For further entries this week, “Money” checks in at #49 in a double win this week for Cardi B, a song that recently topped the Urban chart, while “Want You Back” enters at #50 for Grey and LÉON. The duo has several chart hits here, most notably appearing on Zedd’s #1 song “The Middle” with Maren Morris, but LÉON has her first Top 40 entry. However, her single “Tired Of Talking” made the top 30 on the Hot AC chart in 2016.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 12, 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: Ariana Grande keeps it “Up” at the format with the latest radio song off her most recent album, but she’s not the only artist with big stats this week. Let’s add ’em up:

HER BIG “BREAK”: It’s a mouthful to say, but it’s definitely a winner with the pop panel this week. Grande’s cut “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” from the chart-topping thank u, next album earns the Most Added title on this Tuesday’s report, ending the day with 85 stations on impact. The single reached the top 50 on last Sunday’s report and should be closing in on the top 30 by Sunday’s final tally. Of course, this comes as “7 rings” continues its ascent towards the top, while the title track from the album has its descent after a week at the top earlier this year. We don’t think the format will be breaking up with her anytime soon…

Meanwhile, the collaboration from The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds Of Summer, “Who Do You Love”, comes in with a very strong second place finish and 75 stations during its first week. It also reached the top 50 for last Sunday’s published chart and will enjoy a great climb into the top 40 by this coming weekend. The EDM duo remains in the top ten here with the Kelsea Ballerini-assisted “This Feeling”, while the pop/rock quartet earned their first #1 last September with “Youngblood”.

Calling on Top 40 stations next Tuesday will be Mabel‘s “Don’t Call Me Up”, which is already a big record in England and Ireland.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” (Republic)
2. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Who Do You Love” (Disruptor/Columbia)
3. FLETCHER, “Undrunk” (Snapback/Capitol)
4. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
5-T. DUA LIPA, “Swan Song” (Warner Bros.)
5-T. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
7. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)
8. MKTO, “How Can I Forget” (Crooked Paintings/BMG)
9. GREY featuring LÉON, “Want You Back” (Island/Republic)
10-T. JON BELLION, “Stupid Deep” (Visionary/Capitol)
10-T. KHALID, “Talk” (Right Hand/RCA)
10-T. NF, “If You Want Love” (Caroline)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 11-12, 2019)

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 tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ARIANA GRANDE – “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” (Republic)
Album: thank u, next (2019)
Past T40 History: As “7 rings” makes the top ten on the chart and this cut roars into the top 50, Grande’s pop hits keep on coming.

MKTO – “How Can I Forget” (Crooked Paintings/BMG)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: This duo, who hasn’t appeared on the Top 40 list since July 2015, scored a #8 entry a year earlier with “Classic”.

THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – “Who Do You Love” (Disruptor/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Just behind “break” on iTunes, this collaboration from two acts with four #1 hits behind them will do quite well.

Next week: No releases are set to impact as of yet, but this could change. Stay tuned for updates.

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 (February 10, 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. As the Grammy Awards hit the small screen this evening, providing some great performances and equally great wins, let’s see what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

“ME” TIMES THREE: Recent Saturday Night Live host and singer Halsey stays at #1 for a third week with “Without Me” with a small drop in spins from last week. At this time, “Without” is well ahead of competition and is poised to remain at the summit for its fourth week, but this could change around the midweek point. We’ll see what happens. Meanwhile, there’s a massive amount of new entries and big movers towards the bottom half of the survey, so let’s not waste any time and dig into those titles…

The action starts at #30 with newcomer FLETCHER‘s first top 40 tune, “Undrunk”, soaring from #45 last week. It’s the first of five tracks that are new to the region this week, which is followed by “Bad Liar” by Imagine Dragons, moving from 42-32. This is their tenth time in the top 40 at this format. Further down, George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” shoots into the top 40, moving from 41-38. The hit is his first to make the top 40 here since 2015’s “Budapest”, which reached #18 that June. One spot below that single, “Giant” moves from 44-39 for Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man in their first collaboration together. Individually, the two artists collect their 20th and second top 40 songs, respectively. Closing things out, NF scores his third top 40 entry with “If You Want Love”, up 43-40.

There are six (!) additional debuts in the top 50 this week from a range of performers and collaborations: the highest of them is “I’ve Been Waiting” from Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen featuring Fall Out Boy at #43. The new radio single from Ariana Grande‘s thank u, next album, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored”, follows at #44. Ally Brooke scores her first solo hit with the Tyga-assisted “Low Key” at #45, while format newcomer Jeremy Zucker lands at #47 with “comethru”. “Who Do You Love” comes onto the chart at #48 for The Chainsmokers featuring 5 Seconds Of Summer, which is likely to have a solid impact week (as should Grande’s new entry) on Tuesday. Last, but certainly not least, Jake Miller‘s “Wait For You” is in at #50. Phew… that was a lot. Stay tuned for more chart craziness next week.

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