Tag Archives: Bad Girl

RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 28, 2021)

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. Who’s licensed to appear at #1 this week? A look at what’s popping at the format may drive you to figure it out:

OUT FOR A DRIVE: In just its seventh week on the list, “Driver’s License” by Olivia Rodrigo charges down the Top 40 highway and parks it in the top spot. It’s her first #1 song at the format, which is not too shabby for her first ever charting hit. Now, how long will it continue to dominate? The answer to that, and when it will reach #1 at the Hot AC format, will be revealed soon.

Daya picks up her sixth top 40 single with “Bad Girl”, lifting from 41-38. It’s her first time in the region since early 2018. Australian newcomer Masked Wolf also makes the top 40 with “Astronaut In The Ocean”, up from 43-40. His first top 40 release has already made it this high (or higher) on the national charts in a number of countries in Europe, as well as his home country.

New entries from Conan Gray and AJR land just outside the top 50, with “Overdrive” entering at #43 and “Way Less Sad” starting at #46. The two tracks should have enough action to hit the top 40 next week, unless the forthcoming collaboration from Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion or another larger release blocks their entrance temporarily.

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more chart coverage and commentary.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 15-16, 2021)

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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DAYA – “Bad Girl” (Sandlot-AWAL/in2une)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Daya is hoping to earn her third top 40 single at the format. Her last chart entry, “New”, peaked at #33 in 2017.

DOJA CAT – “Streets” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Hot Pink (2019)
Past T40 History: Ah, the power of TikTok! The app has aided her next single choice, just as it did for her #1 hit “Say So” last year.

DUA LIPA – “We’re Good” (Warner)
Album: Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition) (2021)
Past T40 History: From a reissue of Lipa’s popular 2020 album, the song follows three top five hits in a row, with two going to #1.

JESSIA – “I’m Not Pretty” (Artist Driven/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This Canadian newcomer impacts at the format for the first time. Her release was a recent viral tune on TikTok.

SZA – “Good Days” (Top Dawg/RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This track has already reached the top 30 (and may head higher) on both the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts.

Next week: we’ll see if the format provides for the new collaboration from G-Eazy, Chris Brown and Mark Morrison.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

Check out our Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, Spotify and Twitter pages!

(PGTC supports the fight against racial inequality in our country: please use this resources website and help where you can.)

Leave a comment

Filed under POP! Goes The Picks (Radio), Single Reviews