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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 19, 2020)

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. Ready for some more quarantunes and how they’re doing on the radio? Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

THE SECOND WEEKND: Gaining over 200 spins from last week, The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” remains strong at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 radio chart. It climbs a notch to #4 on the Rhythmic radio chart and holds at #6 on the Hot AC radio list this week. With more than 2,200 spins separating “Blinding” from its competition at #2, it could very well earn a third week at #1.

The current collaboration from Diplo, Morgan Wallen and Julia Michaels titled “Heartless” is up from 42-38 this week, just as the different song of the same title by The Weeknd hits recurrent status. It’s Diplo’s sixth solo top 40 single, while also becoming the sixth for Michaels and the first for Wallen, who’s been charting at the Country radio format for several years. Meanwhile, Bazzi lifts from 43-40 with “Young & Alive”, his fourth top 40 entry here. You can find “Heartless” on Diplo’s forthcoming set Thomas Wesley, Chapter One: Snake Oil, due May 29, while “Young” is included on Bazzi’s forthcoming set Lost And Found, due June 19.

Sam Smith and Demi Lovato‘s new collaboration “I’m Ready”, which impacts at the Top 40 format on Tuesday, is well on its way towards a gold medal with a top 50 debut at #43. Megan Thee Stallion is also looking for an Olympic-size win with “Savage”, as it enters at #46 following its viral breakout on the video app TikTok. Another single that emerged from the platform is new at #50: Lil Mosey‘s “Blueberry Faygo” splashes into the top 50 without having officially impacted at the format. “Savage” and “Blueberry” now appear in the top 20 on the Rhythmic chart, with the former also climbing through the same region on the Urban chart.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 7, 2020)

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: It’s plain toosie which song wins at the format, as Drake‘s latest hit starts with a big first week launch. Who else shuffles onto the list? Let’s add ’em up:

SLIDING INTO FIRST: With 131 adds in its impact week, Drake’s “Toosie Slide” is definitely getting some Top 40 programmers on their feet. The song easily captures the top spot on this week’s list and also leads the reports at both Rhythmic and Urban radio.

As radio comes back to life following some slower weeks, largely due to the uncertainty of the current health pandemic, three other impacting songs also slide into or move up within the top ten. Rising into second place with 34 new stations this week, Powfu and Beabadoobee‘s “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” is caffeinated up and charging towards the top 40. Locked in a three-way tie for seventh place with 18 adds on the report, Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” hopes to give her a second top 40 entry on the pop radio chart. The new Martin Garrix and Clinton Kane collaboration also steps into tenth place, as “Drown” scores 17 stations.

Charting songs from Dua Lipa, Lauv and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DRAKE, “Toosie Slide” (OVO/Republic)
2. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
3. DUA LIPA, “Break My Heart” (Warner)
4. SURFACES, “Sunday Best” (10K Projects/Capitol)
5. THE WEEKND, “In Your Eyes” (XO/Republic)
6. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
7-T. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
7-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
7-T. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
10. MARTIN GARRIX featuring CLINTON KANE, “Drown” (RCA)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 5, 2020)

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. In these very difficult times, please stay safe and don’t jeopardize your health. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

STYLED FOR SUCCESS: Earning his very first #1 song at the format, Harry Styles jumps from 3-1 with “Adore You”. It’s taken from the album Fine Line. “Adore” also moves from 6-5 on this week’s Hot AC chart and ranks in the top 20 at AC radio.

New tunes from Drake and SAINt JHN enter the top 40 this week. The former’s “Toosie Slide”, which checks in at #31, is his 29th top 40 entry to date. The latter’s “Roses”, which jumps from 45-39, is his first hit to enter the region. The top 50 also sports a couple of new tracks on the current chart, with “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” by newcomers Powfu and Beabadoobee starting out at #47 and “Young & Alive” by Bazzi sneaking in at #49. Will Bazzi earn his fourth top 40 hit in the coming weeks? Stay tuned.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 31, 2020)

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: Dua Lipa delivers one more delicious disco delight to the format and the panel is dancing along. Who else is into the groove? Let’s add ’em up:

“BREAK” IT TO MAKE IT: Breaking at 143 stations this week, a giant start given radio’s ongoing adjustments to the pandemic, Dua Lipa’s “Break My Heart” is easily the Most Added song at the Top 40 format. This buzzing track is the follow-up to the current #1 song here, “Don’t Start Now”, which has been at the summit for six consecutive weeks. “Break” started at #40 on last weekend’s official chart, becoming Lipa’s tenth top entry to date, and is likely to make a larger move by this coming weekend’s update.

The reactive new collaboration from PartyNextDoor and Rihanna also does well on impact… and you better believe it. Landing in third place with 35 stations this week, “Believe It” is also poised to become a big record later this spring. Unsurprisingly, it leads the adds report at both the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats this week.

Charting songs from Regard, Surfaces and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, featuring new releases from JoJo and Pink Sweat$. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. DUA LIPA, “Break My Heart” (Warner)
2. THE WEEKND, “In Your Eyes” (XO/Republic)
3. PARTYNEXTDOOR & RIHANNA, “Believe It” (Westbury Road/OVO Sound/Warner)
4. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
5. SURFACES, “Sunday Best” (10K Projects/Capitol)
6-T. ELLIE GOULDING featuring BLACKBEAR, “Worry About Me” (Interscope)
6-T. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)
8-T. BAZZI, “Young & Alive” (APG/Atlantic)
8-T. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Deathbed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
10-T. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
10-T. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
10-T. SAM FISCHER, “This City” (RCA)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 17, 2020)

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: Benee successfully taps into her supapowers during a weak week here at the format; more on that below. Let’s add ’em up:

BENEE THERE, DONE THAT: Unfortunately, it’s fair to say that the fear over the spread of the Coronavirus was the new entry that dominated this week’s adds report. It was inevitable: numbers were down severely and many stations reported no adds.

Of this week’s impacting songs, Benee‘s first release at the format, the Gus Dapperton-assisted “Supalonely”, managed to find a total of 30 stations on impact, making it the Most Added release today. On a normal week, it likely would’ve done much better.

Bazzi‘s latest single also pulled in 19 stations for a third place finish, as “Young & Alive” also struggled given the circumstances.

Charting songs from Demi Lovato, Lauv and Maren Morris are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
2. DEMI LOVATO, “I Love Me” (Island/Republic)
3. BAZZI, “Young & Alive” (APG/Atlantic)
4-T. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
4-T. SURFACES, “Sunday Best” (10K Projects/Capitol)
6-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Old Me” (Interscope)
6-T. BRYCE VINE, “Baby Girl” (Sire/Warner)
6-T. MAREN MORRIS, “The Bones” (Columbia)
9-T. CHELSEA CUTLER, “Sad Tonight” (Republic)
9-T. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 16-17, 2020)

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 titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BAZZI, “Young & Alive” (APG/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After a pair of larger top ten hits, Bazzi has struggled at the format recently. Will this song take him back there?

BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
EP: Stella & Steve (2019)
Past T40 History: Both performers are new to the format. Benee’s already had several larger chart hits in her native New Zealand.

SAM FISCHER, “This City” (RCA)
EP: Not A Hobby (2018)
Past T40 History: Fischer is a newcomer to the format. He was a co-writer on previous format releases for MAX and Rachel Crow.

Don’t worry about Ellie Goulding and Blackbear… the adds will be coming in for their collaboration on next Tuesday’s report.

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 August 9, 2019

In the Rick of time.

From Miami to Milan, the ports are open for popular releases to grab your attention this week. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores for Friday:

RICK ROSS – Port Of Miami 2 (iTunes)
Features: The Drake-assisted “Gold Roses”, a current top 50 entry on the Urban chart

SLIPKNOT – We Are Not Your Kind (iTunes)
Features: “Unsainted”, a current top 20 hit on the Active Rock chart

Notable albums out this week: Bazzi‘s Soul Searching (iTunes), Dirty Heads‘s Super Moon (iTunes), half•alive‘s Now, Not Yet (iTunes), Kevin George‘s My Darlings A Demon (iTunes), SAFIA‘s Story’s Start Or End (iTunes), The Regrettes‘s How Do You Love? (iTunes), Tori Kelly‘s Inspired By True Events (iTunes), Wilder Woods‘s Wilder Woods (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: AUGUST 08‘s Happy Endings With An Asterisk (iTunes), Ayokay‘s We Come Alive (1-3) (iTunes), Bas‘s Spilled Milk 1 (iTunes), Blueface‘s Dirt Bag (iTunes), Brakence‘s Bhavana (iTunes), Ceraadi‘s Playlist (iTunes), Christian French‘s Bright Side Of The Moon (iTunes), Fergus‘s Three Of Swords (iTunes), Hamzaa‘s Phases (iTunes), Marius‘s Makeshift (iTunes), Ruelle‘s Earth Glow (iTunes), Snow Patrol‘s Reworked (iTunes), Social House‘s Everything Changed… (iTunes), The Score‘s Stay (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Nighter (Dark Heart Remix)”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Almost Forgot (Ryan Riback Remix)”, Against The Current (iTunes)
“Anything Can Happen”, SAINt JHN featuring Meek Mill (iTunes)
“Bad Word”, Salem (iTunes)
“Beautiful People (NOTD Remix)”, Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“Black Sheep”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Blame Game”, Mxmtoon (iTunes)
“Boys Should Never Cry”, R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“Break My Broken Heart”, Winona Oak (iTunes)
“Cave In”, Elle Winter (iTunes)
“Charlie”, Mallrat (iTunes)
“Cholo Love”, Scarypoolparty (iTunes)
“Colors”, The Knocks (iTunes)
“Destruction”, nothing,nowhere. & Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Easier (Live From The Vault)”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
“Emotions”, Cashmere Cat (iTunes)
“Face To Face”, Ruel (iTunes)
“Fear Inoculum”, Tool (iTunes)
“Forgive Or Forget (Acoustic)”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Ghost”, Nick De La Hoyde (iTunes)
“Going With You”, Joshua Radin (iTunes)
“Good Life”, Kwassa (iTunes)
“Got The Moves”, UNSECRET featuring Whissell (iTunes)
“Hair Down”, SiR featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
“Hollow”, Barns Courtney (iTunes)
“Holy Roller (Blonde Remix)”, Cyn (iTunes)
“Hot Girl Summer”, Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“I Think We Should Break Up”, Hollyn (iTunes)
“I’ll Be The One”, Noah Schnacky (iTunes)
“If You Pray Right”, Brockhampton (iTunes)
“Indestructible”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“Know”, Mary J. Blige (iTunes)
“Live Forever”, Nasty Cherry (iTunes)
“Love Might Be Found (Volcano)”, Montaigne (iTunes)
“Love Too Much”, Keane (iTunes)
“Mister Impossible”, Phantogram (iTunes)
“Mother’s Daughter (White Panda Remix)”, Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Nervous”, Jake Miller (iTunes)
“New Kind Of Love”, Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Nothing Of My Own”, KONGOS (iTunes)
“Pouring”, Iann Dior (iTunes)
“Prince Akeem”, Mike Posner featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Rooting For You”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Season Of The Witch”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Shawty”, Remi Wolf (iTunes)
“Sick”, CXLOE & gnash (iTunes)
“Slow Dance”, AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max (iTunes)
“Small Talk”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Something About You”, Elderbrook x Rudimental (iTunes)
“Something That You Know”, Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“Sou Sou”, Jidenna (iTunes)
“Sun Is Shining”, Lost Frequencies (iTunes)
“Swim Home”, Cautious Clay (iTunes)
“Swing (Tropkillaz Remix)”, Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“That’s My Man”, Miss Benny (iTunes)
“The Power”, Duke Dumont featuring Zak Abel (iTunes)
“The Lay Down”, DRAM featuring H.E.R. and watt (iTunes)
“Throw Away My Number”, Jordie Ireland featuring Riley Biederer (iTunes)
“Til I Die”, THEY. x Dillon Francis (iTunes)
“Time”, Audrey (iTunes)
“Too Close”, Louis The Child & Wrabel (iTunes)
“Unnatural Born Killer”, Yelawolf (iTunes)
“Unrequited”, RuthAnne (iTunes)
“Warrior”, Zac Brown Band (iTunes)
“Waste My Time”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Where Do You Go”, YEBBA (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Frank Turner, Illenium and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 12, 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. Oh, mama, have we got some huge action at the format for this Mother’s Day update! Lots of music to cover, so here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

ALL FOUR THE SUCKERS: Spending their fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, the Jonas Brothers are in control with a hit that just won’t go away: “Sucker”. It’s the first single off their forthcoming album Happiness Begins. The song also skips from 6-2 on the Hot AC chart, while it’s now in the top 30 on the AC chart, rising 32-26. Can the recent Saturday Night Live performers get their fifth week at the top next Sunday, or will the competition suck them out of the summit? Stay tuned!

Much of the action this week is concentrated in the bottom half of the survey, which includes a number of tracks entering the top 40. The highest, coming in way up at #21, is the highly-anticipated collaboration from Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber. “I Don’t Care”, which debuted on Friday, also ranks at #20 on the Hot AC list. It’s the 17th top 40 hit on the pop survey for Sheeran and the 25th for Bieber. Dan + Shay bolt from 42-34 with their second top 40 hit at the format, “Speechless”, which hit #1 on the Country chart. It’s also a good week for Bazzi, who earns his third top 40 single with “Paradise”, moving from 41-35. Following him, MAX and Quinn XCII have a notable lift from 45-37 with “Love Me Less”, giving the two soloists their third and first top 40 entries, respectively. The collaboration “Power Is Power” is also new to the top 40 on the list, up from 46-40 for SZA, The Weekend and Travis Scott. SZA earns her third top 40 entry here, while The Weeknd gets his twelfth and Scott picks up his seventh. You can find this cut on For The Throne: Music Inspired By The HBO Series Game of Thrones, a compilation released late last month.

The debut action continues at #41 with “Summer Days”, a collaboration by Martin Garrix, Macklemore and Patrick Stump. At #45 and also entering the top 50, we have the new #1 song on the Rhythmic format: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s “Look Back At It”, which marks the artist’s first entry at the pop format. The top five Alternative radio hit from SHAED titled “Trampoline” also enters the top 50 this week, landing at #48 to become the trio’s first entry here. That single is also headed towards the top 15 on the Hot AC list. Finally, at #49, the recent U.K. chart-topper by Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”, makes its first appearance on the list. It now ranks in the top 25 at the Hot AC format.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 7, 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: from “ME!” to “You”, it’s another crazy Tuesday at the Top 40 format with the latest smash from Shawn Mendes in the mix. Let’s add ’em up:

AN IFFY SITUATION: It may not be the Yvonne Elliman song, but pop radio has the fever for Shawn Mendes’s new single “If I Can’t Have You”, which can have the Most Added title on this week’s report. It starts with a perfect 184 stations, much like “ME!” accomplished for Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie last week. In doing so, “If” becomes the fourth song in the Mediabase era and fifth in the plays-per-week era to accomplish the feat. However, as noted previously, this event just happened here last week. Thus, we now have our first back-to-back set of perfect weeks ever, with both songs being worked by the same promotion department. At this point, we’re likely to see several more attempts at this challenge through the summer by other larger singles, which could be as soon as next week. (See below!)

The only other new release of note comes from the K-pop act BLACKPINK with “Kill This Love”, their first title to impact here. A decent 26 stations on impact gives the female-led quartet a third place finish. In October 2012, another K-pop girl group peaked at #44 at the format with their sole chart entry: that was the Akon-assisted “Like Money” by the Wonder Girls. We’ll see if “Kill” is poised to go higher in the coming weeks.

Repeated titles from acts like Billie Eilish, Juice WRLD, Lizzo and MAX are among the tracks that make up the rest of the top ten this week.

Next week, we’re sure that you’ll care about Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s track “I Don’t Care”, which will almost certainly be in the top spot on the list. How many adds will it collect? Stay tuned.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. SHAWN MENDES, “If I Can’t Have You” (Island/Republic)
2. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3. BLACKPINK, “Kill This Love” (YG Ent./Interscope)
4. MAX featuring QUINN XCII, “Love Me Less” (Arista/RED)
5-T. JUICE WRLD, “Hear Me Calling” (Grade A/Interscope)
5-T. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
7. DADDY YANKEE & KATY PERRY featuring SNOW, “Con Calma” (El Cartel/UMLE/Capitol)
8. MARTIN GARRIX featuring MACKLEMORE & PATRICK STUMP, “Summer Days” (RCA)
9. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10-T. BAZZI, “Paradise” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
10-T. BRYCE VINE featuring YG, “La La Land” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
10-T. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 5, 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. Brother, can you spare a hit? Sibling singles remain in control of the pop survey, while a few returning faces can be found further down the list. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THE POWER OF THREE: Three brothers, three weeks. “Sucker” from the Jonas Brothers holds at #1 for the third week on the pop chart, as it climbs to #6 on the Hot AC survey. The song is taken from the album Happiness Begins, which hits stores on June 7. Follow-up single “Cool” cools off a little bit this week, though it’s up a notch to #16 on the Top 40 chart and #26 at Hot AC. “Sucker” is still gaining in airplay on the pop airwaves, up a little over 200 spins versus last week, though it’s unclear if the group will stay put for a fourth week at the top.

Crashing in at #25, Shawn Mendes has this week’s highest-charting debut with his eighth top 40 hit, “If I Can’t Have You”. This is the second consecutive week that a new song debuts within the top 25; last week, it was “ME!” by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie that entered at #24, which subsequently jumps all the way up to #10. Mendes’s new track is not related to the song of the same name by Yvonne Elliman off the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, which had a two-week run at #1 in April 1978. Other than this lofty debut, Jennifer Lopez is up from 42-40 with the French Montana-assisted “Medicine”, giving Lopez her 23rd top 40 entry and Montana has third. Coincidentally, this month marks the 20th anniversary of “If You Had My Love”, her first chart hit, breaking into the top 40: it moved from 49-35 in the Radio & Records issue dated May 14, 1999, which reflected the airplay of the prior week.

There are four more entries reaching the top 50 for the first time, led by Bazzi‘s “Paradise” at #41. It should enter the top 40 by next weekend. The first collaboration for MAX and Quinn XCII, “Love Me Less”, debuts at #45. The featured performer is searching for his first top 40 song at the format, having previously received minor airplay for his single “Straightjacket” and a featured appearance on Ayokay‘s “Kings Of Summer”. Another collaboration, this one from SZA, The Weekend and Travis Scott, bows at #46. From the compilation For The Throne: Music Inspired By The HBO Series Game Of Thrones, “Power Is Power” should continue to rise up as the chart as the current season of the show unfolds. Finally, at #50, boy band In Real Life returns with “Crazy AF”. A year ago, it was “Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)” that earned them their first top 40 single, spending two weeks at #28 in May and June. Will this track go higher? We’ll know Real soon.

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