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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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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 24-25, 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 six new tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AVA MAX – “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Last month, “Sweet But Psycho” got as high as #3, giving the emerging artist her first big radio hit in the States.

AVICII featuring ALOE BLACC – “SOS” (Geffen/Interscope)
Album: Tim (2019)
Past T40 History: This is Avicii’s first posthumous release here. Blacc sung the lead vocal on 2013’s “Wake Me Up”, his one #1 hit.

CYN – “Holy Roller” (Unsub/Caroline)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Cyn is the lone format newcomer in the mix this week. She is one of the acts signed to Katy Perry’s Unsub label.

MKTO – “Shoulda Known Better” (Crooked Paintings)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The duo has four top 40 singles to date. This past April, their track “How Can I Forget” managed a peak of #50.

SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO – “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: As a duo, their big collaboration “I Know What You Did Last Summer” got as high as #10 back in January 2016.

ZARA LARSSON – “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: “Time” for Larsson to reach the top ten again! Her last top 40 entry, “Ruin My Life”, peaked at #16 in February.

Next week: Vacation, anyone? No new songs are on the schedule… yet.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 17, 2019

Imagine that! A new chart-topper.

DEBUTS
39. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me
37. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Backstreet Boys – No Place (31)
20. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (27)
17. Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes (22)
15. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (21)
11. Westlife – Hello My Love (16)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maggie Rogers – Light On (08) | PEAK: #03
09. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (06) | PEAK: #03
08. George Ezra – Hold My Girl (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Backstreet Boys – Chances (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. The Strumbellas – Salvation (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kian – Waiting (1)
2. half•alive – Still Feel (2)
3. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (4)
4. Dan + Shay – Speechless (3)
5. Betty Who – I Remember (6)
6. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (10)
7. MKTO – How Can I Forget (5)
8. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (8)
9. Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back (-)
10. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (-)

In The Mix:
Anna Clendening – Invisible (new)
Bebe Rexha – Last Hurrah (new)
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back (new)
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
James TW – You & Me
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years
Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up (new)
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Max Frost – Money Problems
NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cuts featuring Georgia Ku – So Close (new)
Ocean Park Standoff – Good Time (new)
Sara Bareilles – Fire (new)
Sasha Sloan – Older
Sheppard – On My Way
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin
X Ambassadors – Boom
Zedd & Katy Perry – 365 (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After years of making my personal chart and not reaching the top spot, the Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons finally captures my #1 song of the week with “Bad Liar”. It’s the second radio single from the album Origins. Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves rises from 36-26 with the Biggest Mover on this week’s list, “Rainbow”. It’s a tune from Golden Hour, winner for Album Of The Year. The two debuts in the countdown both impact at the Hot AC format by the end of the month: Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved”, already a hit across Europe, starts at #37, while Dermot Kennedy‘s “Power Over Me”, currently in the top ten at Triple A radio here in the States, bows at #39. It’s the first entry for both male singers.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 10, 2019

Nothing breaks like a chart.

DEBUTS
40. Dido – Give You Up
38. Passenger – Survivors
36. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Smith & Thell featuring Swedish Jam Factory – Forgive Me Friend (39)
33. Lizzo – Juice (36)
31. Backstreet Boys – No Place (36)
27. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Maren Morris – Girl (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
21. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (26)
09. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (15) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho (06) | PEAK: #06
09. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (15) | PEAK: #09
08. Maggie Rogers – Light On (07) | PEAK: #03
07. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (03) | PEAK: #03
05. The Strumbellas – Salvation (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Backstreet Boys – Chances (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kian – Waiting (2)
2. half•alive – Still Feel (1)
3. Dan + Shay – Speechless (5)
4. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (10)
5. MKTO – How Can I Forget (6)
6. Betty Who – I Remember (7)
7. American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart – Neighborhood (4)
8. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (8)
9. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (-)
10. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (-)

In The Mix:
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me
Emily King – Look At Me Now
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back
James TW – You & Me
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Genius
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Max Frost – Money Problems (new)
Rachel Crow – Up All Night
Sasha Sloan – Older
Sheppard – On My Way
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin (new)
X Ambassadors – Boom (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s another week at the top for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus with “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, spending their second frame at the top. In a solid week for notable movers, with seven titles rising either five or six spots, the week’s survey also has a healthy pack of three debuts in the top 40. Leading the way, “Rainbow” from Kacey Musgraves enters at #36. It’s the second chart song off her album Golden Hour, which produced a #2 hit last year in “High Horse”. Passenger scores his tenth top 40 single on my chart with “Survivors”, placing at #38. It’s the follow-up song to “Hell Or High Water”, which got as high as #6 last year. Finally, at #40, Dido returns with her first top 40 hit since January 2004. “Give You Up” is from her forthcoming album Still On My Mind, coming 15 years after “White Flag”, which reached #2 on my chart, fell out of the survey.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 3, 2019

Breaking into the top spot.

DEBUTS
39. Smith & Thell featuring Swedish Jam Factory – Forgive Me Friend
38. Lizzo – Juice
36. Backstreet Boys – No Place
33. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. FLETCHER – Undrunk (37)
26. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes (28)
22. The Cranberries – All Over Now (29)
15. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (21)
11. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (17)
(see #5 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Scott Helman – Hang Ups (08) | PEAK: #07
09. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. The Strumbellas – Salvation (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Maggie Rogers – Light On (05) | PEAK: #03
06. Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Backstreet Boys – Chances (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. half•alive – Still Feel (1)
2. Kian – Waiting (2)
3. Passenger – Survivors (6)
4. American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart – Neighborhood (5)
5. Dan + Shay – Speechless (4)
6. MKTO – How Can I Forget (-)
7. Betty Who – I Remember (8)
8. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (-)
9. Dido – Give You Up (-)
10. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (-)

In The Mix:
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Emily King – Look At Me Now
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows (new)
Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back
James TW – You & Me
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired…
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Genius
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Parachute – Young
Rachel Crow – Up All Night
Sheppard – On My Way (new)
Shinedown – Get Up (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus, who each earn their first #1 song on my chart with “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, up 2-1. The hit is currently in the top 20 on the Top 40 chart, as it approaches the region on the Hot AC list. Dua Lipa‘s “Swan Song” leaps from 34-26, which is enough for the soundtrack cut to claim the title of Biggest Mover. Four new songs enter the top 40 this week, led by Panic! At The Disco‘s “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” at #33. It’s the follow-up to “High Hopes”, a huge radio track that got as high as #2 on here. With their three-week run at the top with “Chances” coming to a close, the Backstreet Boys are in at #36 with the third radio single from their #1 album DNA, “No Place”. You’ll also find it in the top 40 on the Hot AC survey. Further entries this week all come from chart newcomers: Lizzo comes in at #38 with “Juice” and the collaboration from Smith & Thell and Swedish Jam Factory titled “Forgive Me Friend” starts at #39. The latter song is already in the top ten in Sweden, while the former saw a solid sales and streaming spike following a recent performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 27, 2019

Five Boys, three weeks.

DEBUTS
38. Drax Project featuring Hailee Steinfeld – Woke Up Late
37. FLETCHER – Undrunk
34. Dua Lipa – Swan Song | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. The Cranberries – All Over Now (35)
28. Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes (33)
24. Westlife – Hello My Love (30)
21. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (24)
10. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (17)
09. The Strumbellas – Salvation (14)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (17) | PEAK: #10
09. The Strumbellas – Salvation (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Scott Helman – Hang Ups (07) | PEAK: #07
07. Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. Maggie Rogers – Light On (04) | PEAK: #03
04. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Chances (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. half•alive – Still Feel (1)
2. Kian – Waiting (4)
3. Freya Ridings – Lost Without You (3)
4. Dan + Shay – Speechless (6)
5. American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart – Neighborhood (2)
6. Passenger – Survivors (-)
7. Smith & Thell featuring Swedish Jam Factory – Forgive Me Friend (8)
8. Betty Who – I Remember (-)
9. Lizzo – Juice (10)
10. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (-)

In The Mix:
Ariana Grande – 7 Rings
Backstreet Boys – No Place (new)
Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
David Gray – A Tight Ship
Dido – Give You Up (new)
Emily King – Look At Me Now
Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back
Haley Reinhart – Don’t Know How To Love You
James TW – You & Me
Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (new)
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Genius
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
MKTO – How Can I Forget
Parachute – Young
Rachel Crow – Up All Night (new)
We Three – Heaven’s Not Too Far

Chart Notes:

  • As the Backstreet Boys remain at #1 for the third week with “Chances”, three delightful debuts spring onto the chart. Off the soundtrack to the movie Alita: Battle Angel, Dua Lipa scores the week’s Highest Debut with “Swan Song”, breaking in at #34. Lipa has two #1 hits to date on my personal chart and a total of seven weeks at the summit. Starting at #37 with her first hit entry since 2015, FLETCHER is back on the list with “Undrunk”. Her prior chart single, “War Paint”, reached #12 in October of that year. “Undrunk” is her first release for a major label. Lastly, at #38, “Woke Up Late” enters the chart in a newly-released version by the original group, Drax Project, and actor/singer Hailee Steinfeld. Just over a year ago, the tune was a decent-sized hit in the quartet’s native New Zealand.

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