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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 3, 2020

2020 got yummy real quick.

Welcome to the first New Music Friday of 2020! While larger albums and EPs are few and far between this week, there are plenty of great singles in the mix, including fresh releases from Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Bieber, Why Don’t We and more. The yummy details are below:

Notable albums out this week: TBA

Notable EPs out this week: TBA

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“20/20”, Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“A Palé (Gesaffelstein Remix)”, Rosalía (iTunes)
“Bad Vibe”, Quando Rondo featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & 2 Chainz (iTunes)
“Chaka Khan”, Andreas Moss featuring Sinclair (iTunes)
“Changes”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Chicago”, Vigiland (iTunes)
“Chills”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Happy”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Healing”, Camden Cox (iTunes)
“I Saw A Boy At The Party”, Myylo (iTunes)
“I’m The One”, Patrick Dorgan (iTunes)
“Kiss Somebody”, Julie Bergan & Seeb (iTunes)
“Kiss You Anyway”, Dami Im (iTunes)
“Miss You 2”, Gabrielle Aplin & Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Monkey Business”, Pet Shop Boys (iTunes)
“Obvious”, Le Youth featuring Adam Rom (iTunes)
“On Somebody”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Sinning With You”, Sam Hunt (iTunes)
“The New Insane”, Counterfeit. (iTunes)
“This Bar”, Morgan Wallen (iTunes)
“This Is Our Time”, WILD (iTunes)
“Trouble”, Chef’Special (iTunes)
“U Played”, Moneybagg Yo featuring Lil’ Baby (iTunes)
“Unmiss You (Stripped)”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Wasting Time”, The Mowgli’s (iTunes)
“When I Ruled The World”, Hannah Grace (iTunes)
“Wolf”, Lil Tr33zy featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Wolves”, Kaaze & Sam Tinnesz featuring Silverberg (iTunes)
“Wrong Direction”, Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
“Yummy”, Justin Bieber (iTunes)

Next week, Selena Gomez leads the way with her newest studio album. 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: #50-41

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.

50. NORMANI, “Motivation”
Album: (single only)
Label: Keep Cool/RCA
Peak: #3

49. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho”
Album: (single only)
Label: Artist Partner Group/Atlantic
Peak: #6

48. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Head Above Water”
Album: Head Above Water
Label: BMG
Peak: #1 for one week
2018 YE: #72

47. SMITH & THELL, “Hotel Walls”
Album: (single only)
Label: Arista
Peak: #9

46. P!NK featuring CHRIS STAPLETON, “Love Me Anyway”
Album: Hurts 2B Human
Label: RCA
Peak: #9

45. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life”
Album: (single only)
Label: Epic
Peak: #5

44. KEANE, “Love Too Much”
Album: Cause And Effect
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #3

43. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Missing You”
Album: Stranger Songs
Label: Cabin 24/RED
Peak: #9

42. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover”
Album: Lover
Label: Republic
Peak: #2

41. GEORGE EZRA, “Hold My Girl”
Album: Staying At Tamara’s
Label: Columbia
Peak: #8

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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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 8, 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. Whether you’re a lover, a liar or somewhere in-between, we can all enjoy this week’s action on the airwaves. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

LONG TIME SHAWN: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello remain at #1 for the third week on the Top 40 list with the big hit “Señorita”, as it gains more than 200 spins and continues to approach the format’s all-time weekly record. The track is up in airplay at several other formats, including Hot AC and Rhythmic, though it is slowing down a bit overall at this point. With new music from Cabello entering the mix this week in the form of a dual single release, “Señorita” may struggle to get a fourth week at the top. It sits less than 900 spins ahead of its nearest competitor at #2, as the gap continues to tighten.

Format superstar Taylor Swift jumps from 49-33 with the title track from her album Lover, making it her 30th credited top 40 hit to date. It also enters the top 40 on the Hot AC chart this week. As noted above, Camila Cabello now has three songs simultaneously in the top 40 on the pop survey, starting at #37 with “Liar” and at #40 with “Shameless”. The tracks become her 12th and 13th chart entries as a soloist, respectively, and will appear on her upcoming studio album. Between Cabello’s pair of new hits, the group Why Don’t We moves from 43-39 with their fourth top 40 hit, “What Am I”. It’s their second to be co-written by Ed Sheeran, who also penned their 2018 single “Trust Fund Baby”, which topped out at #29 that April.

AJ Mitchell and Ava Max enter the top 50 at a relatively moderate pace with “Slow Dance”, which hits the floor at #45. This is the first collaboration to chart for the two soloists, though they’ve reached the top 40 on their own, Mitchell twice and Max once. New at #49, Megan Thee Stallion makes her format debut with the top ten Rhythmic and Urban radio hit “Hot Girl Summer”. The single also includes Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. Finally, coming in at #50, Khalid reaches the region with “Right Back”. The tune is available in its original form on the album Free Spirit and as a stand-alone remix with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 26-27, 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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX – “Slow Dance” (Epic)
Album: Slow Dance (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: Mitchell’s made the top 40 twice to minor success; Max’s hit “Sweet But Psycho” spent two weeks at #3 in May.

ALESSIA CARA – “Rooting For You” (Def Jam)
Album: This Summer (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: Cara’s last three chart releases have missed the top ten at the format. However, she still has four #1 hits to date.

KHALID featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE – “Right Back” (Right Hand/RCA)
Album: Free Spirit (original solo version, 2019)
Past T40 History: In the last eleven months, Khalid’s put three titles (two collaborations and one solo hit) at the top of the survey.

SAWEETIE – “My Type” (ICY/Artistry/Warner)
Album: ICY (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: The rapper hasn’t charted here before. Her track samples 2004’s “Freek-A-Leek” by Petey Pablo, which hit #18.

Next week: due to the Labor Day holiday, no songs are currently listed as impacting at the format for next Tuesday.

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 (June 30, 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. A free-spirited performer is on top as we get closer to the holiday week, as more guests arrive for the pop pool party. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

TALK TO YOUR TRAVEL AGENT: As vacation fever swells, this week’s pop paradise is led once again by Khalid, who earns his second week at #1 on the Top 40 airwaves with “Talk”. Given the usual holiday programming at this time of year, the cut could score a third week at the top, but Khalid’s competitors are beginning to sneak up on him in the top five. We’ll see what kind of gains they’ll receive in the next few days. Meanwhile, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello‘s hit “Señorita” storms into the top 40 with a move from #41 to #20, the biggest jump by far in the countdown this week. The collaboration is Mendes’s ninth top 40 entry at the format and Cabello’s 11th as a solo artist.

This week’s top 50 action is led by Tove Lo, who starts at #44 with “Glad He’s Gone”. She was last in the top ten around this time in 2016 on the Nick Jonas solo hit “Close”, which spent four non-consecutive weeks at #10 that June and July. Meanwhile, Jonas and his two siblings, the Jonas Brothers, debut at #48 with “Only Human”, the third charting song from their recent #1 set Happiness Begins. Both “Sucker” (#2) and “Cool” (#10) are still in positive territory at the format, with the latter cut entering the region on this week’s chart. In-between those two singles, Ava Max‘s “So Am I” and the Ed Sheeran and Khalid collaboration “Beautiful People” are also new to the top 50, landing at #46 and #47, respectively. Look for “Beautiful”, along with “Only”, to appear on the weekly list of the Most Added songs at Top 40 radio on Tuesday evening.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 25, 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: lightning could strike twice for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello at the format, as they lead a busy top ten ahead of a slower holiday week. Alright, señoritas and señores, let’s add ’em up:

GOING GOING SHAWN: Even though it’s not a hot Justin Timberlake cover, a totally different “Señorita” from Mendes and Cabello is easily this week’s Most Added release at Top 40 radio, picking up 124 stations on impact. However, Mendes’s past single “If I Can’t Have You” cleared the entire panel of 183 stations in its first week a month ago. While that track continues to gain in the top ten, Cabello is also in the top 40 with the Mark Ronson collaboration titled “Find U Again”. Look for “Señorita” to grab some top 30 action by the weekend at both this and the Hot AC radio charts, where it earned a first-week total of 25 stations yesterday.

Zara Larsson also had a solid day for her current single “All The Time”, which made a very timely entrance in third place with 33 stations during the session. A posthumous single by Avicii, featuring a lead vocal by successful collaborator Aloe Blacc, ranked a notch lower with 25 adds during the session. Both “SOS” and the aforementioned “All” should enter the top 50 very soon.

Proven winners from Lewis Capaldi, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, as well as additional new songs from Ava Max and Cyn, are among the rest of entries filling out the top ten this week.

Next week, watch out for some early action on Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD‘s new collaboration, as well as some other titles that are impacting next month.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO, “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Need To Calm Down” (Republic)
3. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
4. AVICII featuring ALOE BLACC, “SOS” (Geffen/Interscope)
5-T. AVA MAX, “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
5-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8-T. HERVE PAGEZ & DIPLO featuring CHARLI XCX, “Spicy” (Mad Decent)
8-T. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
10. CYN, “Holy Roller” (Unsub/Caroline)

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