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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 7, 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. Even though this week’s update is looking a little bit lonelier, it’s time for a recap of what’s popping at the format this week:

“LONELY” AT THE TOP: After a close call for much of the week, the Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco collaboration “Lonely” rises from 4-1 on the Top 40 chart, while Ariana Grande‘s “34+35” lands in the runner-up spot, moving from #5 last week. This is the ninth #1 track at the format for Bieber and the second for Blanco as an artist. Meanwhile, Grande falls from 1-3 with “Positions”, which just held the top spot for the past seven weeks, while Bieber slides from 2-7 with the Chance The Rapper-assisted “Holy”.

Sabrina Carpenter scores her fifth top 40 single on the Top 40 list with “Skin”, leaping from 43-34 this week. All four of her prior chart entries climbed into the top 30, but stopped short of a top 20 peak. Further down, 52-year-old DJ/producer Tiësto is up from 41-36 with “The Business”, becoming his fourth top 40 entry to date. Also breaking into the region at age 46, Nelly returns with “Lil Bit”, lifting from 42-39 this week. The single reunites him with the duo Florida Georgia Line, whose remix of “Cruise” went to #7 in 2013. Individually, it marks their 23rd and fifth top 40 hits to date, respectively.

Labelmates SZA and Doja Cat enter the top 50 this week, with “Good Days” and “Streets” landing at #46 and #47, respectively.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 27, 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: Ariana Grande knows her way around the top position, as she earns the most adds this week by far. Let’s add ’em up, shall we?

THE RIGHT “POSITIONS”: Ariana Grande had a huge week at the Top 40 format with “Positions”, picking up 167 stations and the Most Added title. It was the second Most Added song on yesterday’s Hot AC log with another 18 adds there. The song landed at #28 on this past Sunday’s published report and is headed towards the top 20 by this weekend.

Meanwhile, Harry Styles finished in second place this week with “Golden”, picking up another 51 stations for a total of 114 so far. The track climbed to #39 on the same published report and should continue to fly through the fall.

Charting singles from G-Eazy, Jason Derulo and Why Don’t We returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: as we head out to the polls for Election Day, David Guetta and Sia are up against Ritt Momney in the battle to grab pop radio’s vote for president(s) of the adds report.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Positions” (Republic)
2. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (Erskine/Columbia)
3. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
4. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
5. INTERNET MONEY featuring GUNNA, DON TOLIVER & NAV, “Lemonade” (10K Projects/Capitol)
6. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
7-T. BEBE REXHA featuring DOJA CAT, “Baby, I’m Jealous” (Warner)
7-T. G-EAZY featuring BLACKBEAR, “Hate The Way” (RCA-Interscope)
9. CHRIS BROWN x YOUNG THUG, “Go Crazy” (RCA-300 Ent.)
10. JUSTIN BIEBER & BENNY BLANCO, “Lonely” (Def Jam-Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 20, 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: Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco prove that it’s lonely at the top, but a few other performing records crashed the top five as well. Let’s add ’em up, shall we?

MISTER “LONELY”: After landing in the top 40 on this past Sunday’s published chart, the new Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco collaboration “Lonely” leads today’s Top 40 adds report with 147 stations on impact. Yesterday, the single scored 28 stations at the Hot AC format, also claiming the top spot at that format.

Landing in the runner-up position, G-Eazy and Blackbear had a strong opening week with 53 stations for “Hate The Way”. At 45 stations and a third place finish was last week’s Most Added song: “Baby, I’m Jealous” by Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat.

Next week: new singles from Ariana Grande and Harry Styles (in fourth place today) go for the golden in the Adds Olympics.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JUSTIN BIEBER & BENNY BLANCO, “Lonely” (Def Jam-Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
2. G-EAZY featuring BLACKBEAR, “Hate The Way” (RCA-Interscope)
3. BEBE REXHA featuring DOJA CAT, “Baby, I’m Jealous” (Warner)
4. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (Erskine/Columbia)
5. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
6. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
7-T. DUA LIPA, “Levitating” (Warner)
7-T. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
9. DIXIE D’AMELIO, “Be Happy” (Dam Fam/HITCO-Interscope)
10. INTERNET MONEY featuring GUNNA, DON TOLIVER & NAV, “Lemonade” (10K Projects/Capitol)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 19-20, 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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BEBE REXHA featuring DOJA CAT – “Baby, I’m Jealous” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The collaboration was last week’s Most Added song at the format. The early action helped it earn a top 50 entry.

G-EAZY featuring BLACKBEAR – “Hate The Way” (RCA-Interscope)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Though Blackbear is still a regular presence at the format, G-Eazy last ranked on the list in the summer of 2018.

JASON DERULO – “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: On Sunday’s published update, Derulo earned both his 22nd top 40 hit to date and the #1 song for a third week!

JOJI – “Your Man” (88rising/12Tone)
Album: Nectar (2020)
Past T40 History: Joji is hoping for his second top 40 single here. The 88rising collaboration “Walking” peaked at #37 in January.

JUSTIN BIEBER & BENNY BLANCO – “Lonely” (Def Jam-Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The track recently entered the survey, giving Bieber his 31st top 40 hit on the Top 40 chart. Blanco is up to four.

Next week: new singles from Ariana Grande and Harry Styles are headed for high positions on the adds report.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 18, 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. There’s lots of “Love” on this week’s log and much more, so let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

“LOVE” WILL FIND A WAY: Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo remain at #1 on the Top 40 chart for the third week with “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)”, which includes the song’s most recent remix featuring BTS. The song holds at the summit as record label Columbia claims the top three slots at the format, with recent chart-topper “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles staying at #2 and “Mood” by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior (via the RECORDS imprint) climbing from 5-3 on its way to the top.

Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco land at #36 with their new collaboration “Lonely”. It becomes the 31st top 40 single for Bieber, who also moves from 15-12 with the Chance The Rapper-assisted “Holy”, and the fourth such entry for Blanco. TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio rises from 41-37 with her first top 40 song at any format, “Be Happy”. Following her, “My Ex’s Best Friend” by Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear lifts from 44-38 this week. It’s their fourth and fifth top 40 hits, respectively, and is just below the same region at the Alternative format. Finally, the aforementioned Derulo is up from 43-39 with his 22nd top 40 hit, “Take You Dancing”.

This week’s top 50 is just as busy, if not busier, than last week. The late Pop Smoke enters the pop list for the first time with “What You Know ‘Bout Love” at #43, as the new Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat collaboration “Baby, I’m Jealous” comes in at #45. It was last week’s Most Added track here. The new single by Harry Styles blasts in at #47, as he scores once again with “Golden”. Finally, this week’s #50 entry is “Lemonade”, a big streaming hit from the Internet Money label featuring Gunna, Don Toliver and Nav.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 19, 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: we’re on a trip to “La La Land” with Bryce Vine and YG, but will its final destination be the top spot? Put your seatbelts on and let’s add ’em up:

LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO “LAND”: The Bryce is right for the Top 40 panel, as Bryce Vine’s new single, the YG-assisted “La La Land”, sneaks past the competition to score the Most Added title this Tuesday with 39 stations on impact, just one add ahead of last week’s leader, “Here With Me” by Marshmello featuring CHVRCHES. Vine’s song “Drew Barrymore” got to #15 in October, marking his only chart single thus far (though that will soon change.) YG, though not particularly known at the Top 40 format, was also featured on his highest-charting song to date, 2014’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em”. It went as high as #5 that October for singer Jeremih.

Twenty One Pilots also has a good start for “Chlorine”, tying for third place this week with 25 stations on impact, with “Pretend” CNCO earning 15 stations during the session for a ninth place finish. Both songs could enter the top 50 by the end of the month.

There are no new titles on the schedule at the moment, though that could change by the end of the week. Stay tuned!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BRYCE VINE featuring YG, “La La Land” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
2. MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES, “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
3-T. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
3-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Chlorine” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
5. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…” (Capitol-in2une/AWAL)
6. AJ MITCHELL, “All My Friends” (Epic)
7. BEBE REXHA, “Last Hurrah” (Warner Bros.)
8. B. BLANCO, TAINY, S. GOMEZ & J BALVIN, “I Can’t Get Enough” (NEON15/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
9. CNCO, “Pretend” (RCA)
10. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 17, 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. We may not have an Irish act at the top, but that shouldn’t ruin your St. Patrick’s Day fun. Let’s drink to this pop power and check out what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

PUT A “RINGS” ON IT: For the second consecutive week, Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings” is the shiny #1 song at the Top 40 format. It does lose some ground from last week, though it’s less than 1% of its spin total. The song is looking to spend a third week atop the chart, and with the next bulleted entry about 4,500 spins away, chances are that it’ll accomplish that.

This week’s top 40 action is led by “Here With Me”, the first collaboration for Marshmello and CVHRCHES, which starts at #38. It’s the sixth top 40 entry for the mysterious DJ and the first for the trio, who first entered the Alternative list during the fall of 2013 with “The Mother We Share”. Khalid‘s “Talk” bounces up from 42-39, marking his eighth song to reach the region at the format. At #40, moving up six spots from a week ago, “I Can’t Get Enough” by Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin is also a top 40 entry this week. This is the third top 40 hit as an artist for Blanco, the first for Tainy, the 16th solo hit for Gomez and the fifth for Balvin. In addition to these titles, “Woke Up Late” by Drax Project and Hailee Steinfeld re-enters the top 40, rising 41-36.

The first collaboration for Lauv and Troye Sivan leads some more activity in the top 50, with “I’m So Tired…” launching at #45. It ranked in second place on last Tuesday’s adds report and should continue to develop at the format in the coming weeks. Debuting at #47, teenager AJ Mitchell makes some moves with his second chart entry, “All My Friends”. It follows “Girls”, which got as high as #38 in December. Lastly, coming in at #50, Alec Benjamin climbs onto the list with “Let Me Down Slowly”, a song that’s been just below the region for some time now. Thanks to about a dozen or stations and some syndicated airplay, it’s now on the chart.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 12, 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: Marshmello gets toasty with his latest single featuring CHVRCHES, as several other competitors race into the top five. What s’more can I say? Let’s add ’em up:

NOW “HERE” THIS: He’s soft and gooey and has plenty of big singles too. Marshmello is back with “Here With Me”, his current collaboration with the trio CHVRCHES, which you’ll find here at the summit on this Tuesday’s report with 83 adds on impact. That total should easily give the featured act their highest-charting single at the format, having just entered the top 50 for a few weeks in January with the Alternative crossover hit “Miracle”. (Other charting entries by the act at that format have been serviced to the pop airwaves, such as “Bury It” and “The Mother We Share”, but have missed entering the survey.) Of course, Marshmello is coming off a multi-format #1 song with the Bastille-assisted “Happier”, which is just about to fall out of the top ten here.

Lauv and Troye Sivan are also looking very good with their first collaboration together, “I’m So Tired…”, which started in second place with 50 stations. Lauv has two top 40 songs to date, while Sivan has four: both performers were in the top 40 earlier this year with their own individual collaborations that peaked at #30 and #33, respectively. This one should (hopefully) do a little better.

Next week, look out for impacting titles from Bryce Vine, CNCO and Twenty One Pilots, all of which have solid early support.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES, “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
2. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…” (Capitol-in2une/AWAL)
3. B. BLANCO, TAINY, S. GOMEZ & J BALVIN, “I Can’t Get Enough” (NEON15/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
4. JONAS BROTHERS, “Sucker” (Republic)
5. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
6. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
7. BEBE REXHA, “Last Hurrah” (Warner Bros.)
8. AJ MITCHELL, “All My Friends” (Epic)
9. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)
10. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 11-12, 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 four new titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ANDY GRAMMER – “Don’t Give Up On Me” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
Album: Five Feet Apart (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: Grammer’s past two singles both stalled at #41 on the Top 40 survey. Will this soundtrack song perform better?

BENNY BLANCO, TAINY, SELENA GOMEZ & J BALVIN – “I Can’t Get Enough” (NEON15/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The collaboration is now in the top 50 ahead of its adds date. Blanco spent two weeks at the top with “Eastside”.

LAUV & TROYE SIVAN – “I’m So Tired…” (in2une/AWAL)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: With a combined six top 40 titles and some massive streaming numbers, the format isn’t tired of these guys yet.

MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES – “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Marshmello is on a hot streak, but the featured band only had their first top 50 single weeks ago with “Miracle”.

Next week: new titles from Bryce Vine, CNCO and Twenty One Pilots are among the songs flying onto the Top 40 airwaves.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 10, 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. We have a new song at the top and it should ring a bell… or seven. Fresh from our shopping spree, let’s check out what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

SEVENTH HEAVEN: Earning her seventh #1 song at the Top 40 format, Ariana Grande moves from 3-1 with “7 Rings”, now in its eighth week in the top 40. It’s her second chart-topper from the album thank u, next, with the title track leading the chart back in January for one week. Follow-up single “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” is up to #13 this week and could land at the top, but it’ll be some time before it gets close to the summit. We’ll keep you updated! Meanwhile, “7” should have a lengthy run at #1; it’s the only song gaining airplay in the top five and was up over 1,000 spins versus the previous published update.

Newcomer Mabel jumps from 41-35 with her first top 40 hit, “Don’t Call Me Up”, while Billie Eilish is also in with her first top 40 single, “When The Party’s Over”, up 43-39. However, the most intriguing entry of the week is actually a re-entry: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, off the soundtrack to A Star Is Born, is back in the top 40. Flying from 45-38, the tune’s boost is likely due to its recent Oscar win and new chart peak at the top of the Hot 100.

Of the four debuts in the top 50 this week, three are collaborations. One of them leads things off at #46: “I Can’t Get Enough” marks the first collaboration together for Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin. After an extremely slow run up the chart since August of last year, Blanco’s song “Eastside”, with Halsey and Khalid, recently spent two weeks at the summit. Checking in a notch lower, P!nk‘s latest single “Walk Me Home” has a nice start at #47, though it’s already approaching the top ten on the Hot AC chart. From there, Julia Michaels and Niall Horan debut at #48 with “What A Time”, the radio single from Michaels’s recent EP Inner Monologue, Pt. 1. Finally, at #50, another hit collaboration credited to four acts makes the top 50: “So Close” features NOTD, Felix Jaehn, Captain Cuts and Georgia Ku. Ku is the only chart newcomer on this song; the other three acts have either ranked with their own main-credited releases or remixes for other artists.

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