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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 25, 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. We hope you’re in the mood for some songs and stats. Let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

HEART OF GOLDN: Format newcomers 24KGoldn and Iann Dior leap from 3-1 on the Top 40 chart with “Mood”. The song is doing well across several other U.S. formats: it climbs to #2 on this week’s Rhythmic chart and is moving through the top 15 and top 25 on the Alternative and Hot AC radio charts, respectively.

Ariana Grande has the week’s top new entry with “Positions”, a song that blasts into the #28 spot after only two days of airplay. It marks the singer’s 23rd top 40 single at this format. It’s also the title cut from her upcoming album, which is out on Friday. Up from 45-34 on the survey, Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat are moving quickly with “Baby, I’m Jealous”. The entry gives the two women their 17th and fourth top 40 hits, respectively. Harry Styles is next in line, as he rises from 47-39 with his sixth solo top 40 hit and third from his Fine Line album, “Golden”. Lastly, up a single notch to #40, Madison Beer achieves her third top 40 single with “Baby”.

In the top 50, G-Eazy and Blackbear come in at #42 with “Hate The Way”, their first charting collaboration. Joji checks in at #47 with the song he hopes will become his second top 40 single at the format, “Your Man”. Singer and songwriter Julia Michaels also makes it onto the list this week with “Lie Like This”, which starts at #48, while Bea Miller sneaks in at #49 with “Feel Something”.

For those of you craving some Ocean Spray and a little Fleetwood Mac, the legendary group’s 1977 chart-topper turned 2020 viral hit “Dreams” would’ve been at #52 this week if it was converted back to current status. If any changes are made, we’ll let you know.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 14-15, 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 tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BEA MILLER – “Feel Something” (Hollywood)
Album: Quarantine (EP) (2020)
Past T40 History: Miller has reached the top 50 with three songs. 2014’s “Young Blood” peaked at #38, her sole top 40 entry here.

MADISON BEER – “Baby” (Access/Epic)
Album: Life Support (2020)
Past T40 History: Beer has reached the top 40 twice at this format, but her most recent single (“Good In Goodbye”) stalled at #42.

MARSHMELLO & DEMI LOVATO – “OK Not To Be OK” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The big collaboration started at #43 on Sunday’s published chart. It also made the top 50 on the Hot AC survey.

Nothing is currently listed as impacting at the format next Tuesday.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 13, 2018)

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. After all the chocolates and flowers, chances are that the looking at the pop chart is not on your to-do list for Mother’s Day. However, here we are. Let’s get to the countdown:

“SAME” RESULTS, DIFFERENT WEEK: It’s a second week at the top of the pop chart for Camila Cabello‘s smash “Never Be The Same”, which posts a small loss in spins over the last seven days. Luckily, it’s more than enough to pace ahead of plenty of other songs gaining in the top ten. (Expect “Never” to easily lead the chart again next week.) Cabello’s song remains bulleted in the top ten on the Hot AC (#6) and Rhythmic (#8) lists, though it would be some time before “Never” approaches the top spot on either (that is, if it keeps up its current momentum.) Will one of the top songs of the spring lead to even greater possibilities this summer? We shall have to wait and see.

“BACK” WITH A VENGEANCE: In a very active week toward the bottom of the survey, a pack of five new songs make the top 50 on the latest update, led by soundtrack cut “Back To You” (#41) by Selena Gomez. Of course, she’s coming off a top five entry from earlier this year with the Marshmello-assisted “Wolves”. The 25-year-old’s latest song is the first radio single from an album based on the second season of the Netflix hit 13 Reasons Why. The full soundtrack and series are released on Friday, which should both do well. Parking their truck and moving in at #43 is “Move To Miami”, another collaboration that pairs neighbors and friends Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull. In fact, next week, “Move” could become their fifth top 40 single together at the format in the past decade. (Is Pitbull the Marvin Gaye or the Tammi Terrell in this relationship? We may never know, folks.) Next up, newcomer Bryce Vine swings into the #48 spot with “Drew Barrymore”, while first-timer Tom Walker turns the switch and brightens the list at #49 with “Leave A Light On”. Walker previously charted at the Hot AC format in 2017 with “Just You And I”, which stalled out halfway up the chart. Last, but certainly not least, this week’s #50 track is also a new entry from NOTD and Bea Miller, “I Wanna Know”. Miller’s success at the format has been limited to two minor chart entries, but NOTD’s first time on the survey could prove to be a winner for both of them. Now, feel free to catch your breath and enjoy the rest of your Mother’s Day.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 8, 2018)

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: impacting tracks by NF and The Weeknd face off against Drake for the title of Most Added on this Tuesday’s results. Whose name we will call out? Let’s add ’em up:

“NICE” TO BE WITH YOU: Things got competitive late into the afternoon in the race for the Most Added release on this week’s pop report, but with Drake‘s “Nice For What” continuing its scorching run up the charts, it blows past its competitors to claim the the top spot for the first time. Up from second place last week, “Nice” gets extra nice at 43 new stations, pacing ahead of NF‘s “Lie” (29) and The Weeknd‘s “Call Out My Name” (23), both solid in their own right. The latter two songs have yet to reach the top 50, but that will soon change! Both cuts originate from former #1 albums on the Billboard 200 list: the latter is taken from Perception, which ruled for a week last October, and the latter is taken from My Dear Melancholy,, an EP that ranked at #1 in April.

One other record of note this week comes from producers NOTD and singer Bea Miller titled “I Wanna Know”. Wanna know the number of adds it received? Sure you do: a dozen, tying it for seventh place. The two guys have never charted at this format before, though they have remixed a number of songs that have received airplay in the past. Miller has two minor entries to date; “Know” is likely to become her second top 40 song, which follows “Young Blood”, peaking at #38 in December 2014.

1. DRAKE, “Nice For What” (YMCMB/Republic)
2. NF, “Lie” (Caroline)
3. THE WEEKND, “Call Out My Name” (XO/Republic)
4. ZAYN, “Let Me” (RCA)
5. LIAM PAYNE & J BALVIN, “Familiar” (Republic)
6. BRYCE VINE, “Drew Barrymore” (Republic)
7-T. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss” (Columbia)
7-T. NOTD featuring BEA MILLER, “I Wanna Know” (Island/Republic)
9-T. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
9-T. TOM WALKER, “Leave A Light On” (Relentless/Epic)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 23, 2018

Layin’ it on the charts.

Joy to the world, the new releases are here! Sure, it’s nowhere near the holidays, but you’ll still be able to enjoy some assorted gifts from the artists pushing out new music this week. Here’s what you’ll find on digital services and in stores this Friday:

VANCE JOY – Nation Of Two (iTunes)
When he’s not getting caught up in a “Riptide” of a hit, Australian-born singer/songwriter Joy is celebrating the release of his second studio album, featuring the recent Triple A radio chart-topper (and top five Alternative hit) “Lay It On Me” and follow-up single “Saturday Sun”. It should be one of next week’s top debuts, and possibly surpass the top 20 peak of his 2014 set Dream Your Life Away.

More notable albums out this week: 6ix9ine‘s DAY69 (iTunes), Bea Miller‘s Aurora (iTunes), Blac Youngsta‘s 2.23 (iTunes), Lo Moon‘s Lo Moon (iTunes), Passion‘s Whole Heart (Live) (iTunes), Towkio‘s WWW. (iTunes)

Notables EPs out this week: Charlotte Day Wilson‘s Stone Woman (iTunes), Millie Turner‘s Eyes On You (iTunes), Rhys Lewis‘s Bad Timing (iTunes), Thunderpussy‘s Greatest Tits (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Amazing”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Are You Down”, Timeflies (iTunes)
“Astronaut”, Lukr (iTunes)
“Bad Girls Don’t Cry”, The Night Game (iTunes)
“Be More Kind”, Frank Turner (iTunes)
“Beg (Black Caviar Mix)”, Jack & Jack (iTunes)
“Best Of Me”, JOHN.k (iTunes)
“Brick Road”, CeeLo Green (iTunes)
“Butterflies” and “Space Cowboy”, Kacey Musgraves (iTunes)
“Cigarette”, RAYE with Mabel & Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Complicated Love”, Alex Mattson (iTunes)
“Cruel World (Wolfgang Wee & Markus Neby Remix)”, Seeb & Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Deep Blue”, Benji Lewis (iTunes)
“Django Jane” and “Make You Feel”, Janelle Monáe (iTunes)
“DUMB”, Smith & Thell (iTunes)
“Favorite Color Is Blue”, Robert DeLong featuring K.Flay (iTunes)
“Fiebre”, Ricky Martin featuring Wisin Y Yandel (iTunes)
“Freak”, Jeremy Loops (iTunes)
“Gone”, Bazzi (iTunes)
“Good Morning”, Max Frost (iTunes)
“Hands On You”, Ashley Monroe (iTunes)
“Havana”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Home”, Leo Stannard (iTunes)
“HVY MTL DRMR”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“I Forgot”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Last Words”, Isaac Gracie (iTunes)
“Learn (Altered)”, R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“Like I Do”, David Guetta, Martin Garrix & Brooks (iTunes)
“Lovin’ Is Bible”, The Aces (iTunes)
“Lullaby”, Sigala featuring Paloma Faith (iTunes)
“Magenta Riddim”, DJ Snake (iTunes)
“Next To Me”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
“People Suck”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Power”, Ramz (iTunes)
“Psycho”, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Rearview”, Matt Woods (iTunes)
“Rosa”, WIINSTON (iTunes)
“Rush”, Lewis Capaldi featuring Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Saturdays”, Twin Shadow featuring HAIM (iTunes)
“Silent Movies”, Aquilo (iTunes)
“Stumbling”, Louis Berry (iTunes)
“Version Of Me”, Kimbra (iTunes)
“Walls” and “When We Were Us”, Bon Jovi (iTunes)
“Want You Back”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
“When I See You”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Whispers”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“White Flag”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Tory Lanez, Youngboy Never Broke Again and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 6, 2017

Music is our religion.

Say a few pop prayers for our contenders this week, as they all compete for the top debut on next week’s Billboard 200. Here are the albums and singles you need to know:

NF – Perception (iTunes)
The Contemporary Christian hip-hop artist is poised to score his highest-charting album to date with his latest effort, as he looks to score his first crossover hit with “Let You Down”, impacting at CHR/Top 40 radio on Halloween. The album includes the song “10 Feet Down”, featuring PGTC favorite Ruelle, the only collaboration in the mix. Just how high will it go? Stay tuned.

AUGUST BURNS RED – Phantom Anthem (iTunes)
From Pennsylvania, this heavy metal quintet has gone as high as #9 on the Billboard 200 with their last two studio albums, both of them topping the Independent Albums chart. Like NF, they also have a Christian fanbase driving their sales numbers. It could rise above that #9 high mark, assuming streaming numbers are solid for it.

MARILYN MANSON – Heaven Upside Down (iTunes)
Manson and his group have been hitting the Billboard 200 for over 20 years now, and their tenth studio effort is likely to reach a top ten peak next week. Of course, they have two #1 albums to date, their last coming in 2003. Lead single “KILL4ME” is headed toward the top 20 on the Active Rock chart.

More albums out this week: Cody Fry‘s Flying (iTunes), Jeremy Camp‘s The Answer (iTunes), JP Cooper‘s Raised Under Grey Skies (iTunes), Kane Brown‘s Kane Brown (deluxe edition) (iTunes), Liam Gallagher‘s As You Were (iTunes), Lil Pump‘s Lil Pump (iTunes), New Politics‘s Lost In Translation (iTunes), Rationale‘s Rationale (iTunes), Zak Abel‘s Only When We’re Naked (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: Blake Shelton‘s Cheers, It’s Christmas. (reissue) (iTunes), Elvis Presley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra‘s Christmas (iTunes), Fantasia‘s Christmas After Midnight (iTunes), Frank Sinatra‘s Ultimate Christmas (iTunes), Gwen Stefani‘s You Make It Feel Like Christmas (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Bea Miller‘s chapter three: yellow (iTunes), filous‘s For Love (iTunes), Gabrielle Aplin‘s Avalon (iTunes), Jacob Sartorius‘s Left Me Hangin’ (iTunes), LÉON‘s Surround Me (iTunes), XXXTENTACION/Ski Mask The Slump God‘s Members Only, Vol. 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All The Love”, SAARA featuring Jillionaire (iTunes)
“Bad Habit”, Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Be My Lover”, Sam Feldt x Alex Schulz (iTunes)
“Black And White”, Rudy Mancuso x Poo Bear (iTunes)
“Can’t Lie”, MiC LOWRY (iTunes)
“Control (Secretly Sorry)”, JR JR (iTunes)
“Dear Hate”, Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill (iTunes)
“Easy Love”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Escape My Mind”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Eyes Shut”, Isac Elliot (iTunes)
“Fade”, Lewis Capaldi (iTunes)
“Fantasies”, Biyo (iTunes)
“Fly With You”, The Last Bandoleros (iTunes)
“For The Gram”, Craig David (iTunes)
“For You”, James TW (iTunes)
“Go To Work (Acoustic)”, Nadine (iTunes)
“Good Ol’ Boys”, Gazzo & American Authors (iTunes)
“Hair Down (Xenomania Remix)”, Mollie King (iTunes)
“Help Me Out”, Maroon 5 and Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Hey”, Matthew Young (iTunes)
“How Long”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Ill Nana”, DRAM featuring Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“James Has Changed”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Like A Riddle”, Felix Jaehn featuring Hearts & Colors & Adam Trigger (iTunes)
“Love So Soft (Cash Cash & Ryan Riback Remixes)”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Más De Lo Que Sabes (More Than You Know)”, Axwell /\ Ingrosso featuring Sebastian Yatra and Cali Y El Dandee (iTunes)
“Mess”, Jordan Fisher (iTunes)
“Milk”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Mystik”, Tash Sultana (iTunes)
“Nobody Compares To You”, Gryffin featuring Katie Pearlman (iTunes)
“Not My Ex”, Jessie J (iTunes)
“Only You”, Zara Larsson featuring Nena (iTunes)
“Perfect For You”, Rachel Platten (iTunes)
“Raincheck (Jack Fickle Friends Remix)”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Right To It”, Louis The Child featuring Ashe (iTunes)
“Thin”, Aquilo (iTunes)
“Til I Get Found”, Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Vesuvius”, Guy Sebastian (iTunes)
“Weekend Woman”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Whatever You Want”, P!nk (iTunes)
“Who Am I”, Tayler Buono (iTunes)
“Wild Animal”, Whissell (iTunes)
“Wonder Years”, Fedde Le Grand featuring Adam McInnis (iTunes)
“You Should Be Loved”, Hunter Hayes featuring The Shadowboxers (iTunes)

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (March 2017)

Radio Report - March 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 during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in March in this month’s Radio Report:

SHERYL CROW – “Halfway There” (Warner Bros., March 6 – Triple A)
Album: Be Myself (2017)
Past AAA History: She’s had a long history at the format, including five #1 hits. 2002’s “Soak Up The Sun” spent eight weeks there.

LORDE – “Green Light” (Lava/Republic, March 6 / 7 – Hot AC and CHR/Top 40)
Album: Melodrama (2017)
Past CHR/HAC History: “Royals” (2013) and “Team” (2014) were #1 songs at both formats. Will “Green” speed its way to the top?

NOAH KAHAN – “Young Blood” (Republic, March 13 – Triple A)
Album: TBA
Past AAA History: This is the Vermont native’s debut release, making it his first ever adds date! It’s climbing on my personal chart.

BEA MILLER – “Song Like You” (Hollywood, March 13 / 14 – Hot AC and CHR/Top 40)
Album: Chapter One: Blue (EP) (2017)
Past CHR/HAC History: Miller’s had minor success at the two formats so far. On the CHR list, 2014’s “Young Blood” reached #38.

MISTERWIVES  – “Machine” (Republic, March 14 – Alternative)
Album: Connect The Dots (2017)
Past ALT History: “Reflections” and “Our Own House” fizzled below the top 30 at the format, but there’s early action for this tune.

DUA LIPA – “Be The One” (Warner Bros., March 21 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: Dua Lipa (2017)
Past CHR History: “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” was pulled in January, narrowly missing the top 20. We’ll see how this “One” charts.

SAINT MOTEL – “Born Again” (Elektra/Atlantic, March 21 – Alternative)
Album: saintmotelevision (2016)
Past ALT History: “Born” is likely to become the band’s fourth top 40 song at the format. Their biggest, “My Type”, hit #9 in 2015.

Which of these new songs would you like to see on the charts later this year? Let me know!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 24, 2017

Ready to paint the Town.

Ready to paint the Town.

We all try to look to the future in some way or another, but this week, we can really look to the Future (and plenty of other acts!) on the new releases schedule. Here are some of this week’s new albums and singles:

LITTLE BIG TOWN – The Breaker (iTunes)
From “Better Man” to even better results, this group’s newest hit looks to be a multi-week #1 on the Country radio chart. Though the set may fall short of #1 on the Billboard 200, it’ll definitely be a strong chart-topper on the Country albums list. It should be another great era for the quartet, who released their first album in 2002.

I know what you’re saying: “Didn’t he just release an album last week?” He did. Going for two consecutive #1 albums in two weeks is a huge challenge, but this Atlanta rapper certainly has the potential to do it. He does face some competition, however, so stay tuned!

JOHN MAYER – The Search For Everything – Wave Two (EP) (iTunes)
Another month, another Mayer EP. This blog certainly approves! This one features the single “Still Feel Like Your Man”, one of four new songs. It should start out in the top five, just as his last EP did. It’s one of our top choices for the week.

More albums out this week: Aaron Watson‘s Vaquero (iTunes), Old 97’sGraveyard Whistling (iTunes), Prince Royce‘s FIVE (iTunes), The Shack (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Bea Miller‘s Chapter One: Blue (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Bellyache”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Buttons”, Emma Dewing (iTunes)
“By Your Side”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Celebrate”, Hundred Handed (iTunes)
“Crazy (Alison Wonderland Remix)”, Lido (iTunes)
“Focus”, BIYO (iTunes)
“Get Closer (Joe Mason Remix)”, XYLØ (iTunes)
“Going To Mars”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Heavy”, POWERS (iTunes)
“Heartlines (Mount Remix)”, Broods (iTunes)
“I’m A Lady”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Just The Same”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“Light Outside”, Absofacto (iTunes)
“Lonely Again”, gnash (iTunes)
“Open Your Eyes”, Sam Feldt & Hook N Sling (iTunes)
“Playboy”, Trey Songz (iTunes)
“Redrum”, Era Istrefi featuring Felix Snow (iTunes)
“Rocks”, Life Of Dillon (iTunes)
“Say Love”, Julian Jordan featuring Sj (iTunes)
“Secondhand Hurt”, Devin Dawson (iTunes)
“Shape Of You (Major Lazer Remix)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“Slide”, Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean & Migos (iTunes)
“Some Kinda Wonderful (Pretty Sister Remix)”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“Something Just Like This”, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay (iTunes)
“Stay”, ZeddAlessia Cara (iTunes)
“Strangers”, Tritonal (iTunes)
“Superficial Love (2.0)”, Ruth B. (iTunes)
“Swalla”, Jason Derulo featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Wave Your Flag”, Afrojack featuring Luis Fonsi (iTunes)
“Where The Girls Are”, Josh Turner (iTunes)

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The “Gold” Standard: Slow Runs Up The Pop Radio Survey

The waiting is the hardest part.

The waiting is the hardest part.

The first studio album from 16-year-old Bea Miller was released nearly a month ago and debuted in the top ten on the Billboard 200, Not An Apology. The set has given us two singles thus far on the CHR radio airwaves. First came “Young Blood”, which took a run up to #38 in December before falling off after the holidays. Now, “Fire N Gold” is burning on pop playlists and providing an interesting piece of chart trivia that may flicker for a while.

Miller’s song debuted in the top 50 on the pop survey dated June 14, 2015, and thus far, her chart log looks like this:
4648474849484946464244-45-44-45 (14 weeks as of September 13, 2015)

Despite some instances of falling a position or two week-to-week, Miller’s single has managed to gain in spins every week… except for this week (though it’s just a minor loss.) However, it’s the number of weeks that it’s been on the list, a dozen so far, that stands out, as “Fire” has been between #42 and #49 for all of them. It’s a pretty unusual situation; most labels would give up on a release if it wasn’t showing a lot of progress for some time. However, it’s also indicative of the status of radio today and the small amount of locally-programmed outlets that can help a single along. Remember, there was a time before the plays-per-week era began that some top ten hits couldn’t last twelve weeks in the top 40 period, and the ownership situation was much different back then.

As far as “Fire N Gold” is concerned, I’m not sure that it will make the top 40. Hollywood Records has its faults (as any label does) and with the Labor Day holiday coming up, new music slots may be few and far between. I guess we’ll see. In the meantime, here is where the song may be headed, a Longevity Hall Of Fame of sorts of the longest runs for songs that peaked outside of the top 40:

(Week counts marked with an asterisk represent chart runs that were non-consecutive. Statistics prior to August 2006 are from the CHR/Top 40 chart as published in Radio & Records, while data after that time is from Mediabase 24/7.)

“808”, Blaque (#46 – 18 weeks* – 1999-2000)
This one has a huge total thanks to two runs, one part of it occurring during in its initial release in 1999, and then most of it taking place in the summer and fall of 2000 as a reissue after “I Do” was pulled. Oddly enough, its first week in the top 50 was in October 1999 and its last week on was in October 2000. What a wild ride!

“Back That Thang Up”, Juvenile featuring Mannie Fresh and Lil Wayne (#45 – 17 weeks, 1999-2000)
“Crawling Back To You”, Daughtry (#44 – 17 weeks, 2011-2012)
It’s pretty impressive that these two songs were able to spend 17 weeks in a row in the chart, with each of them crossing two years before completing their respective streaks. “Back” was huge on Rhythmic and Urban radio, while “Crawling” spent a few weeks in the top ten at Hot AC radio. Neither record was the act’s biggest hit.

“Work Hard, Play Hard”, Wiz Khalifa (#41 – 16 weeks*, 2012)
Khalifa may have just hit #1 on the pop radio listing for a few weeks with “See You Again”, but in 2012, this single from the album O.N.I.F.C. struggled to find a place at the format. Then again, the rapper wasn’t as well-known here three years ago. However, the single did zoom into the top ten at both Rhythmic and Urban radio.

“Sex On Fire”, Kings Of Leon (#42 – 15 weeks, 2009-2010)
Perhaps we can blame this one stalling on the title, right? I think it’s fairly evident that some markets weren’t interested in adding this single, especially in more conservative places. Though “Use Somebody” spent a week at the top of the pop radio survey, “Sex” was tossed around for weeks until its run concluded in March 2010.

“Fire N Gold”, Bea Miller (#42, 14+ weeks, 2015)
“Bad”, The Cab (#44 – 14 weeks, 2011-2012)
Partnered with promotion man Steven Zap and his newly created Z-Entertainment label, the band from Las Vegas placed three of the singles from their Symphony Soldier album onto the pop radio survey, each taking their time to climb a bit. Zap now manages Daya, who is just below the top 40 at CHR with her hit “Hide Away”.

“All Or Nothing”, Theory Of A Deadman (#41 – 12 weeks, 2010)
“Everything”, Stereo Fuse (#43 – 12 weeks, 2002-2003)
“Got Your Money”, Ol’ Dirty Bastard featuring Kelis (#42 – 12 weeks*, 2000)
“La La”, The Cab (#43 – 12 weeks, 2012)
“Walk It Out”, DJ Unk (#47 – 12 weeks*, 2006-2007)
A number of songs are tied at 12 weeks, most of which were consecutive runs. DJ Unk and Stereo Fuse never charted again, and in the case of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, it was his only main-credited single to reach the chart. Theory Of A Deadman remains a staple on the Active Rock chart, though “All” is still their last pop crossover to date.

By the way, if you’re wondering if any chart single has recovered from sliding around the 41-50 section for that long before its run in the top 40, take a listen to “Keep Me Crazy” by Chris Wallace. Two summers ago, it began a period of twelve weeks below the top 40 before eventually peaking at #32. The independent label that it was released on, ThinkSay Records, has not charted a song since then. You may also remember that Nickelback‘s “Rockstar” went top 50 through some unsolicited airplay in late 2006 and early 2007. It spent twelve weeks on, peaking at #42, and then re-entered during its official single release, eventually rising to #6.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 24, 2015

Going for "Gold".

Going for “Gold”.

This week’s New Music Friday gives us a Woman or two and some record royalty in our music collection. So, put on your crown and take the throne, because here are this week’s new album and single releases:

  • JILL SCOTT — Woman (iTunes)
    • R&B and soul singer Scott hasn’t released an album of original material since 2011’s The Light Of The Sun, and the set became her first to enter at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. She hopes to continue to shine brightly with a new album, her fifth and latest, featuring the single “Fool’s Gold”, which is currently #3 on the Urban AC survey. It should be next week’s top debut.
  • PRINCE ROYCE — Double Vision (iTunes)
    • This hot Latin star enters the English market for the first time, having accumulated eight #1 singles on the Tropical Airplay chart. Single “Stuck On A Feeling” stuck it out on the pop survey, breaking into top 20 after a jump start via iHeartMedia’s On The Verge program, but followup “Back It Up” seems to be stuck below the top 40 at the format.
  • BEA MILLER — Not An Apology (iTunes)
    • 16-year-old Miller appeared on the U.S. version of The X Factor in 2012 and is currently on the pop radio airwaves with “Fire N Gold”, the followup to a minor top 40 hit, “Young Blood”. No need to be sorry for enjoying this one.
  • More albums out this week: Ashley Monroe‘s The Blade (iTunes), Joe Satriani‘s Shockwave Supernova (iTunes), Lamb Of God‘s VII: Sturm Und Drang (iTunes), Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s One More For The Fans (iTunes), Roger Waters‘s Amused To Death (iTunes), Symphony X‘s Underworld (iTunes) and the original soundtrack to Southpaw (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Elbow‘s Lost Worker Bee (iTunes), MKTO‘s Bad Girls (iTunes), Vanessa Carlton‘s Blue Pool (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Hold Each Other”, new from A Great Big World and Futuristic. (iTunes)
  • “I Am Invincible”, new from Cassadee Pope. (iTunes)
  • “Lemon Eyes”, a new single from Meg Myers. (iTunes)
  • “Sugar”, a new single from Jennifer Nettles. (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include fresh releases from Migos, Saint Asonia and more. See you then!

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