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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 18, 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. For this 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the time in which I would take stock of the radio action for the week is about to begin. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“BAD” IS STILL GOOD: As she falls to #2 on the Alternative radio list, Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” holds steady at #1 this week on the Top 40 chart for a second frame. The cut is already down more than 800 spins from last week, so you can expect that “Señorita” (which ranks at #3 on this update) will easily climb to the top next week for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.

Climbing from 42-38 on the chart, “Post Malone” marks the first top 40 songs for both Sam Feldt and RANI. Malone’s newest hit, the Young Thug-assisted “Goodbyes”, moves from 10-8 this week. It’s the first time that an artist has appeared in the top 40 at the same time that their name is featured in the title of a top 40 song since early 2012, when the legendary Mick Jagger was a featured artist on “THE (The Hardest Ever)” by will.i.am and Jennifer Lopez and inspired “Moves Like Jagger”, a #1 song for Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera. Rising from 45-39, “Good Things Fall Apart” gives Illenium his first top 40 single here and returns Jon Bellion to the top 40 for his third appearance to date. The late Avicii also lands in the top 40 for a sixth time with the Aloe Blacc-assisted “SOS”, up from 43-40. It’s Avicii’s first top 40 single here since 2014’s “Addicted To You”, which peaked at #39. Blacc was a vocalist on his only #1 track to date, 2013’s “Wake Me Up”, though he didn’t receive a featured credit for it; thus, “SOS” is his second top 40 hit.

Headed to Country radio later this month, Maren Morris‘s new Hot AC hit “The Bones” enters at #45. Morris has been charting at the Country format since 2016, but she topped both the Hot AC and Top 40 charts last spring and summer with the Zedd and Grey collaboration “The Middle”. Viral hit “Lalala” is in at #46 for format newcomers Y2K and BBNO$. Two spots lower, another K-pop group arrives on the survey: NCT 127 bows at #48 with a new English version of “Highway To Heaven”, their first hit here. Lastly, a collaboration from actor and singer Asher Angel and rapper Wiz Khalifa enters at #50. “One Thought Away” is Angel’s first song to chart at any radio format.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 2, 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: the “Human” race is on and the “People” are on the move. Who’s speeding into the top spot on the list? Let’s add ’em up:

“HUMAN” TOUCHES THE TOP: With the Fourth of July on deck this Thursday, this week’s adds log was quite lively with new songs from several larger acts landing in the top five. Those fireworks included a first place finish for the Jonas Brothers with 61 stations on impact for “Only Human”, the third radio single from their comeback album Happiness Begins. “Beautiful People”, the new collaboration from Ed Sheeran and Khalid, also enjoys a great start with 48 stations and a second place finish. It’s the third cut to impact from Sheeran’s forthcoming set No.6 Collaborations Project, due next Friday. Another collaboration entering the top five this week comes from Marshmello and Kane Brown with a new release titled “One Thing Right”, and it’s certainly right for fourth place: a total of 34 stations add it this Tuesday.

Active titles from the late Avicii, Lewis Capaldi, Maren Morris and Zara Larsson are among those rounding out the top ten.

Next week, the latest releases for Ellie Goulding and Lil Nas X (which both picked up some early action this week) should make a splash in the top five, with several other impacting titles in the mix as well. Enjoy the holiday!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. JONAS BROTHERS, “Only Human” (Republic)
2. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
3. SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO, “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
4. MARSHMELLO & KANE BROWN, “One Thing Right” (Joytime Collective/RCA)
5. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
6. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
7-T. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
7-T. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
9. MAREN MORRIS, “The Bones” (Columbia)
10-T. AVICII featuring ALOE BLACC, “SOS” (Geffen/Interscope)
10-T. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)

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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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 7, 2019

Happiness is just around the corner.

Alright, you “Cool” cats, your favorite group from a decade ago is back on the charts and ready to surge to the top once more. New Music Friday begins now, so here are the top new albums and singles hitting the market:

JONAS BROTHERS – Happiness Begins (iTunes)
Features: “Sucker”, a recent #1 song on the Top 40 and Hot AC charts, as well as “Cool”, a top 20 single on both formats

Notable albums out this week: Apollo LTD‘s Out Of Body (iTunes), AURORA‘s A Different Kind Of Human (Step II) (iTunes), Avicii‘s Tim (iTunes), Jamie Cullum‘s Taller (iTunes), Motionless In White‘s Disguise (iTunes), Peter Frampton Band‘s All Blues (iTunes), Polo G‘s Die A Legend (iTunes), Silversun Pickups‘s Widow’s Weeds (iTunes), Tyga‘s Legendary (iTunes), Yeasayer‘s Erotic Reruns (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Carlie Hanson‘s Junk (iTunes), Kiana Ledé‘s Myself (iTunes), Meg Mac‘s Hope (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“10K Summer Nights”, Eighty Ninety (iTunes)
“27 Sorries”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“Açaí Bowl” and “Rollerblades”, Dominic Fike (iTunes)
“Amor Genuino”, Ozuna (iTunes)
“Be Nice”, The Black Eyed Peas featuring Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“Bigger Than Us”, Hudson Thames (iTunes)
“Birthday”, Fetty Wap featuring Monty (iTunes)
“Buy My Love”, NAWAS featuring Big Sam & Da Phessah (iTunes)
“Call It Home”, Alt Bloom (iTunes)
“Call Me”, ROZES (iTunes)
“Chase The Summer”, Chantel Jeffries featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Clarity”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Dancin”, Emily Bear (iTunes)
“Dancing In The Dark”, Lo Lo (iTunes)
“Dark Ballet”, Madonna (iTunes)
“Different”, Ofelia K (iTunes)
“Dinosaurs”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“Don’t Need Your Love”, NCT Dream & HRVY (iTunes)
“Easy Tiger”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Every Girl In This Town”, Trisha Yearwood (iTunes)
“Feel It”, Gia Woods (iTunes)
“Fried Rice”, Bas featuring JID (iTunes)
“Hold Your Nerve”, Boy & Bear (iTunes)
“I Don’t Belong In This Club (MOTi Remix)”, Why Don’t We & Macklemore (iTunes)
“I Don’t Care (Jonas Blue Remix)”, Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“I Miss Myself (R3HAB Remix)”, NOTD & HRVY (iTunes)
“I Think I’m Okay”, Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Incapable”, Róisín Murphy (iTunes)
“In My Bed”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over”, Haley Reinhart (iTunes)
“Let It Be Me”, Justin Jesso & Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Letter To My Godfather”, Pharrell Williams (iTunes)
“Lonely If You Are”, Chase Rice (iTunes)
“Love Me Less (Ookay Remix)”, MAX featuring Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Mad Love”, Mabel (iTunes)
“Made For The Battle”, UNSECRET x Gaits (iTunes)
“Mars”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Mine Right Now (Acoustic)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Miracle”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“My Own Hero”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Number One Fan”, MUNA (iTunes)
“Offyourface”, Sophia Messa (iTunes)
“Old Town Road”, Jessie James Decker (iTunes)
“Open My Mouth”, Kiiara (iTunes)
“Prove You Wrong”, Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris (iTunes)
“Rebels”, Call Me Karizma (iTunes)
“Restless”, ALLDAY featuring The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Same Old”, SHY Martin (iTunes)
“Say”, VINCINT (iTunes)
“Shady”, Alexander Stewart (iTunes)
“Shiver”, Whole Doubts featuring Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Shockwave”, Liam Gallagher (iTunes)
“Sister”, K.Flay (iTunes)
“The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy”, Chris Stapleton (iTunes)
“The Boys Of Summer”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“The Way I Feel”, Keane (iTunes)
“The Wheels Of Laredo”, Tanya Tucker (iTunes)
“Those Nights”, Bastille (iTunes)
“To The Wire”, Julian Jordan (iTunes)
“Too Far Gone”, Lost Kings featuring Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“What Mattered Most (2019 Version)”, Ty Herndon (iTunes)
“What If”, Amber Mark (iTunes)
“You’re Still The One”, Ben Rector (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Bastille, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 31, 2017)

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: do “Wolves” eat “Kiwi” on Halloween? Probably not. However, the panel’s eating up hot singles from Selena Gomez and Harry Styles. Get spooky, kids:

HOWLIN’ FOR A HIT: “Wolves” is hungry for adds this week, even though it’s not impacting until next Tuesday. Of course, that title belongs to Interscope’s Selena Gomez and RCA’s Marshmello, who scare up 36 early commitments from the panel. With a Most Added single and plenty of more stations due to come in next week, expect this collaboration to stick around for a while. This may or may not be a single from Gomez’s forthcoming album, primarily due to the fact that we don’t know much about the set or if Gomez’s three chart songs from earlier this year will be a part of the tracklisting. Stay tuned for more details.

Finishing in second place for the week, with 29 new stations on impact, is “Kiwi” from Columbia’s Harry Styles. The tasty treat is the third radio single from his self-titled album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year. Styles is likely due for a nomination or two (or more) at the upcoming Grammy Awards, the ceremony occurring on January 28, so it’s a smart idea to have a new single on the radio during the nomination process. Good luck Harry!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SELENA GOMEZ x MARSHMELLO, “Wolves” (Interscope)
2. HARRY STYLES, “Kiwi” (Columbia)
3. MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA, “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
4-T. AVICII featuring RITA ORA, “Lonely Together” (Geffen/Interscope)
4-T. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
6-T. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
6-T. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
8-T. CHEAT CODES featuring FETTY WAP, “Feels Great” (300 Entertainment/in2une)
8-T. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 30-31, 2017)

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 a pair of tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AVICII featuring RITA ORA – “Lonely Together” (Geffen/Interscope)
EP: AVĪCI (01) (2017)
Past T40 History: Both artists haven’t entered the top 40 at this format since 2014. Will a collaboration bring the two a chart win?

HARRY STYLES – “Kiwi” (Columbia)
Album: Harry Styles (2017)
Past T40 History: Styles is looking for his third solo hit at the format. “Sign Of The Times”, his biggest single to date, reached #12.

Next week: Collaborations from Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels, as well as Selena Gomez and Marshmello, will battle on next week’s report.

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