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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 18, 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. For this 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the time in which I would take stock of the radio action for the week is about to begin. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“BAD” IS STILL GOOD: As she falls to #2 on the Alternative radio list, Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” holds steady at #1 this week on the Top 40 chart for a second frame. The cut is already down more than 800 spins from last week, so you can expect that “Señorita” (which ranks at #3 on this update) will easily climb to the top next week for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.

Climbing from 42-38 on the chart, “Post Malone” marks the first top 40 songs for both Sam Feldt and RANI. Malone’s newest hit, the Young Thug-assisted “Goodbyes”, moves from 10-8 this week. It’s the first time that an artist has appeared in the top 40 at the same time that their name is featured in the title of a top 40 song since early 2012, when the legendary Mick Jagger was a featured artist on “THE (The Hardest Ever)” by will.i.am and Jennifer Lopez and inspired “Moves Like Jagger”, a #1 song for Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera. Rising from 45-39, “Good Things Fall Apart” gives Illenium his first top 40 single here and returns Jon Bellion to the top 40 for his third appearance to date. The late Avicii also lands in the top 40 for a sixth time with the Aloe Blacc-assisted “SOS”, up from 43-40. It’s Avicii’s first top 40 single here since 2014’s “Addicted To You”, which peaked at #39. Blacc was a vocalist on his only #1 track to date, 2013’s “Wake Me Up”, though he didn’t receive a featured credit for it; thus, “SOS” is his second top 40 hit.

Headed to Country radio later this month, Maren Morris‘s new Hot AC hit “The Bones” enters at #45. Morris has been charting at the Country format since 2016, but she topped both the Hot AC and Top 40 charts last spring and summer with the Zedd and Grey collaboration “The Middle”. Viral hit “Lalala” is in at #46 for format newcomers Y2K and BBNO$. Two spots lower, another K-pop group arrives on the survey: NCT 127 bows at #48 with a new English version of “Highway To Heaven”, their first hit here. Lastly, a collaboration from actor and singer Asher Angel and rapper Wiz Khalifa enters at #50. “One Thought Away” is Angel’s first song to chart at any radio format.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 11, 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. When we all fall asleep, we go straight up to the top of the pop chart… well, at least if you’re a 17-year-old star with fans around the world. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

PRETTY FLY (FOR A BAD GUY): After patiently waiting it out in the #2 spot, Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” advances from 2-1 this week on the Top 40 chart, marking her first #1 song at the format. Her hit is also #1 on the Alternative chart for a third week, giving Eilish her longest individual run at the top there. On the pop airwaves, “Bad” was only up around 130 spins in the last week, so we’ll have to wait and see if it can stick around at #1 for a second week or if something else will take over.

Three collaborations reach the top 40 this week, led by “Spicy”, up from 41-35 for Herve Pagez, Diplo and Charli XCX. The new interpretation of “Wannabe”, a #4 smash for the Spice Girls from March 1997, marks the first top 40 entry for Pagez, the fifth solo appearance for Diplo and the sixth for Charli XCX. Chris Brown and Drake score their 34th and 27th top 40 hits, respectively, as “No Guidance” rises from 45-38. It also remains at #1 on the Urban chart this week. Finally, up from 42-40, “Who Do U Love?” gets Monsta X and French Montana into the region. It’s the first top 40 song for the K-pop group and the fourth for Montana.

There’s plenty of other action in the top 50 this week, with Stephen Puth earning his first chart song in “Look Away” at #46. It was co-written by he and his brother, format chart-topper Charlie Puth. The streaming hit “Ransom” checks in at #47 for Lil Tecca, a rapper who turns 17 later this month and also scores his first entry here. With a current top five hit on the Alternative list, Dominic Fike is also new to the Top 40 chart, landing at #48 with “3 Nights”. Finally, just sneaking in at #50, is a collaboration from Armin Van Buuren and Garibay called “Phone Down”. In January 2017, a totally separate “Phone Down” peaked at #48 for Lost Kings and Emily Warren.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 21, 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. It’s getting hot and steamy out there! We’re also counting down to a hot new single at #1, so let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“I” ON THE PRIZE: Simultaneously rising to the top on both the Hot AC and Top 40 lists, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s hit “I Don’t Care” is the new #1 song this week. It’s the fourth #1 on the pop chart for Sheeran and the seventh for Bieber. The track has a solid lead over its nearest competitor, pacing about 1,400 spins ahead of Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” at #3, which Bieber sings on in an updated version. The latter title is also aiming for the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, though it may short fall once again, even with two separate versions available for consumption. We’ll see by tomorrow afternoon.

Further down the chart, Ellie Goulding picks up her 13th top 40 song at the format in a collaboration with Juice WRLD, scoring his second, called “Hate Me”. It leaps from 42-37 and also jumps from 43-32 on this week’s Hot AC list. Meanwhile, Zara Larsson checks in with her eighth top 40 hit, up from 41-40 with “All The Time”. That tune is one of four titles ready to impact at the Hot AC format tomorrow and should post a solid result.

The only new song in this week’s top 50 comes from Lil Nas X, who bows at #46 with “Panini”. His global smash “Old Town Road” got as high as #4 at this format, though it topped the Rhythmic and Urban charts. Both are included on 7, his debut EP that recently peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 list. Emerging titles from NF and Sam Smith, both impacting on Tuesday, will likely debut here next week. Several other songs are also edging closer to the top 50, so expect some larger action by next weekend’s report.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 4, 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: it’s a Perry pop party, as Katy Perry‘s latest single blasts to the top of the list and leads a top three full of hot impacting titles. Let’s add ’em up:

A “REALLY” GOOD START: Just ten stations away from clearing the whole panel, Katy Perry easily earns the Most Added title on this week’s Top 40 report with “Never Really Over”, securing 173 stations on impact. This total is one station less than her Skip Marley-assisted “Chained To The Rhythm” earned in its first week back in February 2017, which spent two weeks at #8 that April before quickly crashing off the survey after 14 total weeks. “Never” made its debut in the top 30 last Sunday and should easily blast into the top 20 by the weekend.

Two collaborations nearly tied for second place, but “Call You Mine” from The Chainsmokers featuring Bebe Rexha earned 66 stations in the session, just one add ahead of third place entry “Find U Again” from Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello. Both of these songs will easily score notable debuts on Sunday night’s update: “Call” has the edge for a move into the top 40 at this point.

Elsewhere in the top ten, you’ll find more music from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Ally Brooke, Lizzo, SHAED and others.

Next week, Russ‘s “Civil War” battles for a spot in the top ten, but more warriors await him on the battlefield. Stay tuned!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. KATY PERRY, “Never Really Over” (Capitol)
2. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA, “Call You Mine” (Disruptor/Columbia)
3. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
4. ED SHEERAN featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER and PNB ROCK, “Cross Me” (Atlantic)
5. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)
6. ALLY BROOKE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Lips Don’t Lie” (Latium/Atlantic)
7. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Easier” (Interscope)
8. DJ KHALED featuring SZA, “Just Us” (We The Best/Epic)
9. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
10. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 28, 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: summer begins with an obvious choice, 5 Seconds Of Summer, but the second new single from Ed Sheeran this month is also catching some rays. Grab the sunblock and let’s add ’em up:

SECONDS IN FIRST: Jumping into the pool of pop this Tuesday, we have two releases clearing 100 stations in their first weeks. Leading things off, “Easier” by 5 Seconds Of Summer is an easy pick for the panel, as it starts with 154 adds on impact. The song is off to a great start on the chart as well, as it debuted at #30 last Sunday after just three days of airplay. Will it become their second #1 hit at the format later this season? Too soon to say, especially with a number of big single releases still on the way, but it should continue its ascent at a decent pace.

The other big title on this week’s log is Sheeran’s collaboration with Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock titled “Cross Me”. That song, which joined the chart at #40 on Sunday, has a strong second place finish with 110 adds. The single follows very quickly after the release of Sheeran’s “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber, which reached the top ten on the same update and may top the survey soon enough. Both songs can found on his forthcoming No. 6 Collaborations Project album, due July 12.

Elsewhere in the top ten, you’ll find two times the Lizzo, as well as enduring entries from artists like Billie Eilish and Halsey.

Next week, Katy Perry‘s new single “Never Really Over” should easily leap over the competition, including tracks from Daya and Miley Cyrus. Who else will heat up the date? Stay tuned.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Easier” (Interscope)
2. ED SHEERAN featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER and PNB ROCK, “Cross Me” (Atlantic)
3. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)
4. DJ KHALED featuring SZA, “Just Us” (We The Best/Epic)
5-T. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)
5-T. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)
7. HALSEY, “Nightmare” (Capitol)
8. MAX featuring QUINN XCII, “Love Me Less” (Arista/RED)
9-T. ALLY BROOKE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Lips Don’t Lie” (Latium/Atlantic)
9-T. DELACEY, “My Man” (HITCO)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 21, 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: Halsey‘s controlling your pop dreams, as her latest single easily takes the crown over a single from one of Friday’s most-anticipated releases. Let’s add ’em up:

WELCOME TO MY “NIGHTMARE”: She may not be Alice Cooper yet, but Halsey is rocking atop this week’s pop radio adds report with a lofty 162 stations on impact for “Nightmare”. The hit entered at #26 on last Sunday’s list after hourly airplay at many stations on Friday and should continue to rise quickly in the coming weeks. Will it become the performer’s third #1 single of 2019? Will the dream police stop her? Someone call Cheap Trick to solve this one! For those of you chart archive enthusiasts, this is the third “nightmare” title to reach the top 40 at the format, with cuts by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (1988) and Shontelle (2010) being the first two to pull off the feat.

Of course, DJ Khaled has another one on the Top 40 airwaves, as his SZA-assisted “Just Us” takes the runner-up spot on the log. With 48 stations on impact, the collaboration from Father Of Asahd should easily chart by this weekend’s published update. You’ll also find a number of emerging titles from acts like Christian Paul, Lizzo and SHAED among the rest of the top ten this week.

Next week, an easier choice emerges for the format: of course, that would be the latest single from 5 Seconds Of Summer. Until then, have a good long weekend!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. HALSEY, “Nightmare” (Capitol)
2. DJ KHALED featuring SZA, “Just Us” (We The Best/Epic)
3. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
4. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)
5. KYGO & RITA ORA, “Carry On” (Palm Tree/RCA)
6. ALAN WALKER featuring SABRINA CARPENTER and FARRUKO, “On My Way” (RCA)
7-T. BRYCE VINE featuring YG, “La La Land” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
7-T. MAX featuring QUINN XCII, “Love Me Less” (Arista/RED)
9-T. CHRISTIAN PAUL, “Strong” (12Tone/SRP)
9-T. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 14, 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: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber collaborate on one dynamite release, as the overall numbers slow down a bit due to a lack of competition. Let’s add ’em up:

“DON’T” TOUCHES THAT DIAL: After a pair of perfect weeks here at the format, “I Don’t Care” by Sheeran and Bieber makes it three, picking up adds at all 184 stations on the Top 40 panel this Tuesday. It’s the first perfect week for both artists. The track is now the fifth song in the Mediabase era and the sixth in the plays-per-week era on the pop survey to accomplish this feat. It landed just outside the top 20 on last Sunday’s published chart and should be well into the top 15 by this coming weekend’s chart. “I Don’t Care” also topped the adds results at Hot AC radio yesterday, picking up another 90 stations there.

Of this week’s other impacting titles, newcomer Christian Paul‘s “Strong” is in with a solid 18 stations and a third place finish. In a fifth place tie with 12 stations, Kygo and Rita Ora‘s “Carry On” is off to a slightly weaker start. A number of proven singles from artists like AJ MitchellLizzo and Panic! At The Disco make up the rest of the top ten on the latest update.

Next week, look for Halsey‘s “Nightmare” to scare up some major adds from the panel. Who will join her? Stay tuned.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP FIVE (SEVEN)
1. ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER, “I Don’t Care” (Atlantic-Def Jam)
2. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3. CHRISTIAN PAUL, “Strong” (12Tone/SRP)
4. MAX featuring QUINN XCII, “Love Me Less” (Arista/RED)
5. DADDY YANKEE & KATY PERRY featuring SNOW, “Con Calma” (El Cartel/UMLE/Capitol)
5-T. KYGO & RITA ORA, “Carry On” (Palm Tree/RCA)
5-T. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)

(Due to a lack of activity this week, a full report will return next week.)

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