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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 16-17, 2018)

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 new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BIG BOI – “All Night” (HitCo, formerly Epic)
Album: BOOMIVERSE (2017)
Past T40 History: This artist was last heard on a #1 hit in 2004 when OutKast’s “The Way You Move” had a three-week run there.

NE-YO, BEBE REXHA & STEFFLON DON – “Push Back” (Motown/Capitol)
Album: Good Man (2018)
Past T40 History: Ne-Yo’s last top 40 song to date at the format was “She Knows”, featuring Juicy J, reaching #17 three years ago.

ZAYN – “Let Me” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: “Let” is likely to become Zayn’s fifth solo top 40 song at the format. His next studio album is due later this year.

Next week: a collaboration from Kygo and Miguel is the only song (so far) impacting at the format. Does anyone else land on the date? Stay tuned!

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 15, 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. Get your taxes filed by Tuesday! Luckily, we always file the current and future radio hits for you on this report, and you don’t even have to pay for it. Let’s do some counting:

ZEDDS ARE BURNING: Still in positive territory in its third week atop the list, Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey‘s “The Middle” continues to slay the Top 40 airwaves, picking up about 280 more spins this week. It also looks good for #1 on the Hot AC chart in a few weeks, coming in at #4 once again, but gaining almost 750 spins in the process. “Meant To Be” from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, last week’s #2 song, looks like it may be out of the race for #1, as Camila Cabello‘s “Never Be The Same” bolts 4-2, knocking Rexha and the duo down to #3. (It’s not all bad news, however: “Meant” is the new #1 song on this week’s Hot AC update.) Cabello is aiming for her third solo chart-topper on the Top 40 list outside of the group Fifth Harmony — will she achieve the goal next week, or does “The Middle” strengthen again to secure a fourth week at #1? We’ll find out seven days from now.

FREAKS AND PEAKS: Leading the week’s top 50 debuts at the pop format is the current Rhythmic and Urban radio hit from two performers with a bit of a body swap problem. Lil Dicky‘s “Freaky Friday”, featuring Chris Brown, is new at #46. In April 2016, a collaboration from Lil Dicky and featured rapper Fetty Wap, another viral hit called “$ave Dat Money”, got as high as #49. Making its debut at #48 is a song by an artist who hasn’t been on the pop chart in some time: “All Night” by OutKast member Big Boi. His last credited appearance as a soloist was in 2005 as a featured performer on Brooke Valentine‘s “Girlfight”, which got to #29 that July. Big Boi was last heard on a #1 song at the format in early 2004, when OutKast’s “The Way You Move”, featuring singer Sleepy Brown, spent three weeks there in February. Lastly, at #50, “Nowhere Fast” marks a new charting track for Eminem and featured singer Kehlani. The female soloist is also featured on Charlie Puth‘s “Done For Me”, which soars from 43-31 this week.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (Dec. 11)

Something happened on the way to "Heaven".

Something happened on the way to “Heaven”.

Need some rock without the jingle bells? Let me try and help. Here’s your roundup of some of the new music releases for this week, in stores on December 11.

  • Unorthodox Jukebox, the second studio album from Bruno Mars, hits stores today, featuring the smash “Locked Out Of Heaven”. “Young Girls”, released to digital outlets several weeks ago, is set to be the second radio single. Look for it to enter in the top 5 on the album chart.
  • Rapper The Game releases Jesus Piece, his fifth album, of which three have debuted at #1 on the album chart thus far. It’s currently #1 on iTunes, but it likely won’t debut near the top. However, a top 10 entry is possible.
  • Green Day release the third album in their 2012 trilogy, ¡Tré! However, their promotion vehicle is still stuck in park, so expect this one to be in the lower top ten or even miss it altogether.
  • Light rockers Lifehouse release their followup LP to Smoke & Mirrors called Almería. First single “Between The Raindrops”, featuring Natasha Bedingfield, is top 30 at Hot AC radio. Physical stock is a little low on this one, and there’s no first week sale price for it, so expect this one in perhaps the top 30.
  • The third Christmas album from the Glee franchise features their takes on standards like “White Christmas” and “The First Noel”, as well as a rendition of “Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah”. Look for it to enter somewhere in the top 40; doesn’t look like this one will be as big as the first two, and considering how low the ratings have dropped this season, it’s understandble.
  • If you’re a fan of the television show Nashville, some of the songs featured on various episodes are on a compilation entitled The Music Of Nashville: Season 1, Volume 1. Star Hayden Panettiere sings the first single from it, “Telescope”, already top 40 at Country radio.
  • One half of the duo OutKast, Big Boi, releases a solo album this week, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.
  • Boston-based band Boys Like Girls release their new full-length studio album, Crazy World. Lead single “Be Your Everything” just missed the top 40 in CHR airplay.
  • For you movie buffs, the soundtracks to On The Road, The Hobbit, and This Is 40 are all out this week.

Other assorted music DVDs and books out this week include:

  • Quebec Magnetic, Metallica‘s latest live performance DVD, which was filmed three years ago.
  • Beck‘s Song Reader, which is a sheet-music album.
  • A paperback version of Josiah Howard’s biography of singer Cher, named after her 1999 hit Strong Enough.

Lastly, the new digital-only singles that you can buy this week:

  • A virtual duet between Bing Crosby and Michael Bublé, “White Christmas”, which has already garnered a lot of adult contemporary airplay.
  • “Mary And Joseph”, a Christmas tune from Country superstar Tim McGraw.
  • “Boyfriend” by new Country singer RaeLynn, formerly from the television show, The Voice.
  • “C’mon Let Me Ride” by singer-songwriter Skylar Grey and featuring Eminem.

Enjoy all the new music out this week!

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