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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 31, 2021)

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: the gods of the format place Halsey‘s new song on the Top 40 throne. Let’s add ’em up:

“I AM” AT THE TOP: From the new set If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, Halsey led the adds report at Top 40 radio with “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God”. It picked up 137 stations in its first week. Halsey also topped the adds report at the Alternative radio format, but with a different song: “You Asked For This”, also featured on the same album. “I Am” debuted at #36 on the pop chart last weekend.

Climbing into second place, “Need To Know” secured another 41 adds, as Doja Cat just earned her eighth top 40 hit at the format. Walker Hayes also impacted this week with his recent viral hit from TikTok, as “Fancy Like” tied for third place with another 28 stations. The track is just outside the top 20 at the Country radio format.

Charting singles from Billie Eilish, SEB and Twenty One Pilots returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. HALSEY, “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” (Capitol)
2. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3-T. SHAWN MENDES & TAINY, “Summer Of Love” (Island/Republic)
3-T. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)
5. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring SAWEETIE & LELE PONS, “Hit It” (Epic)
6-T. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
6-T. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
8. WIZKID featuring TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
9. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10. SEB, “Seaside” (Mom+Pop/further.)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 24, 2021)

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: Shawn Mendes and Tainy score some add totals that are not so t(a)iny. Let’s add ’em up:

LATE “SUMMER” SIZZLERS: With a song for the season, Shawn Mendes and Tainy earn 143 stations on impact for “Summer Of Love”, as it takes first place on the adds report at the Top 40 format. On yesterday’s report at Hot AC radio, the track also reached the top spot with 57 adds there.

More collaborations can also be found in the top three this week: finishing in second place with 32 stations, Alesso and Marshmello team with James Bay for “Chasing Stars”. It was also in the runner-up position at Hot AC radio, receiving a slightly lower 25 adds there. Sensing a trend here? Yes, the track in third place at both formats was “Cold Heart”, a new duet from Elton John and Dua Lipa, totaling 31 and 19 new stations, respectively.

Charting singles from Billie Eilish, Måneskin and Olivia Rodrigo returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SHAWN MENDES & TAINY, “Summer Of Love” (Island/Republic)
2. ALESSO & MARSHMELLO featuring JAMES BAY, “Chasing Stars” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
3. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Warner-Interscope)
4. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
5. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
6. WIZKID featuring TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
7. LIZZO featuring CARDI B, “Rumors” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
8. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Traitor” (Geffen/Interscope)
9. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 22, 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. From cold hearts to hot new tracks, here’s all that’s popping at the format this week:

“4” SCORES: For the fifth consecutive week, Olivia Rodrigo holds strong at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Good 4 U”, taken from the recent chart-topping album Sour. Meanwhile, “Déjà Vu” remains in the runner-up position for the third week, still over 600 spins behind her leader at the top. Across the radio world, “Good” is expected to top the Hot AC chart in the next few weeks.

In the top 40, four new tunes check into the region: “Summer Of Love” is the highest, starting at #31 for Shawn Mendes and Tainy. This is the 12th top 40 single for Mendes and the second for Tainy, who last charted two years ago as a collaborator on Benny Blanco‘s “I Can’t Get Enough”, which peaked at #29. Jumping from 41-32, the Black Eyed Peas, Saweetie and Lele Pons hit the top 40 with “Hit It”. The song becomes their 22nd, fourth and first entries in the region, respectively. Next in line, Billie Eilish has her ninth top 40 entry with the title cut from her album Happier Than Ever, debuting at #36. Finally, at #40, we have a rather momentous debut: “Cold Heart”, a collaboration from Elton John and Dua Lipa. In the 48 years that an airplay chart has been compiled, combining the archives of both Mediabase and Radio & Records, “Cold” marks John’s 47th top 40 song at the format and first since January 1998. Meanwhile, Lipa has her 16th top 40 hit.

New at #42, WizKid and Tems enter the chart with their current top five hit at Urban radio: “Essence”. A new remix with Justin Bieber is also securing airplay at many pop stations. The only other new single in the top 50 is “Drive You Home”, which speeds onto the survey at #50 for Jackson Wang and the collective/record label Internet Money.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 17, 2021)

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: Lizzo and Cardi B tackle some rumors and records and end up at the top. Let’s add ’em up:

“RUMORS” HAS IT: With 148 stations on impact, “Rumors” is truthfully the Most Added tune at the Top 40 format, as Lizzo and Cardi B earned a big win on the report. The pair also took in 59 and 57 first-week adds at the Rhythmic and Urban formats, respectively, topping the reports there as well. Last Sunday, the collaboration debuted at #29 on the pop chart and should move up nicely through the fall.

In a distant second place, Billie Eilish secured another 43 stations on impact for the title cut from her recent album Happier Than Ever. It replaces “NDA” at radio, which just peaked at #25 without a bullet last week. Finishing in third place, WizKid landed at 32 new stations on impact with the Justin Bieber and Tems-assisted “Essence”.

Charting singles from Måneskin, Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. LIZZO featuring CARDI B, “Rumors” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
2. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3. WIZKID featuring TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
4-T. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring SAWEETIE & LELE PONS, “Hit It” (Epic)
4-T. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Warner-Interscope)
6. LIL NAS X & JACK HARLOW, “Industry Baby” (Columbia)
7. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Traitor” (Geffen/Interscope)
8. DIXIE (D’AMELIO) featuring RUBI ROSE, “Psycho” (HITCO/in2une)
9-T. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
9-T. THE WEEKND, “Take My Breath” (XO/Republic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 16-17, 2021)

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:

BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: Happier Than Ever (2021)
Past T40 History: “NDA” has been pulled and this tune takes its place as the potential fifth top 40 hit from her most recent album.

LIZZO featuring CARDI B, “Rumors” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The collaboration started at #29 on the chart this past weekend. It’s their fifth and 11th top 40 hits, respectively.

WIZKID featuring JUSTIN BIEBER & TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
Album: Made In Lagos (2020/2021)
Past T40 History: In the summer of 2016, WizKid spent a week at #1 on the pop chart as a featured artist on Drake’s “One Dance”.

Next week: Elton John and Dua Lipa have a record that’s ready to rocket, man.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 15, 2021

“Love” gets chilly.

DEBUTS
40. Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
38. Conan Gray – People Watching
34. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
20. Silk Sonic – Skate (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ben Rector featuring Steve Winwood – Range Rover (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Anne-Marie & Niall Horan – Our Song (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Tones And I – Cloudy Day (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Coldplay – Higher Power (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. Duran Duran – Invisible (05) | PEAK: #03
04. John Mayer – Last Train Home (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Dua Lipa – Love Again (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Brandi Carlile – Right On Time (2)
2. Walk Off The Earth x Lukas Graham – Love You Right (1)
3. Olivia Holt – Next (4)
4. Jxdn featuring Machine Gun Kelly – Wanna Be (6)
5. Dixie D’Amelio featuring Rubi Rose – Psycho (5)
6. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (10)
7. Maisie Peters – Psycho (8)
8. Duran Duran featuring Chai – More Joy (9)
9. Ralph – Tommy (7)
10. Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead (-)

In The Mix:
Dermot Kennedy – Better Days
Mimi Webb – Dumb Love

Chart Notes:

  • In a top ten that is largely frozen from last week, Dua Lipa spends a second week at #1 with “Love Again”. Silk Sonic are in the groove with a move from 28-20 with “Skate”, earning it the Biggest Mover title for the second week running. The aforementioned Lipa appears on this week’s highest new entry: landing at #34, she and Elton John duet on “Cold Heart”. At 74, John is one of two soloists over the age of 70 on the list, the other being 73-year-old Steve Winwood. Coming in at #38, Conan Gray picks up his fourth top 40 song with “People Watching”. Lastly, at #40, Billie Eilish is new with the title track off her recent chart-topping album Happier Than Ever.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 30, 2021

A happier release week.

This week’s pack of New Music Friday releases can take the sadness out of any night of the week, including the latest albums from Billie Eilish, Bleachers and Prince, as well as notable big singles from Clean Bandit, Internet Money and Silk Sonic. Have a good skate to these bountiful bops:

Notable albums out this week: Billie Eilish‘s Happier Than Ever (Stream), Bleachers‘s Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night (Stream), Brett Dennen‘s See The World (Stream), Bri Steves‘s TBH (Stream), Cookiee Kawaii‘s Vanice (Stream), Creeper‘s American Noir (Stream), Grizfolk‘s Grizfolk (Stream), Isaiah Rashad‘s The House Is Burning (Stream), Kid Brunswick‘s XForever (Stream), Logic‘s Bobby Tarantino III (Stream), NEEDTOBREATHE‘s Into The Mystery (Stream), Parker McCollum‘s Gold Chain Cowboy (Stream), Parmalee‘s For You (Stream), Prince‘s Welcome 2 America (Stream), Ryan Caraveo‘s Northend Sweetheart (Stream), Travis Thompson‘s BLVD Boy (Stream), Yola‘s Stand For Myself (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: BANNERS‘s It’s Gonna Be OK (Stream), Chase Matthew‘s County Line (Stream), L Devine‘s Near Life Experience (Part One) (Stream), Mark Ronson‘s Watch The Sound (Soundtrack) (Stream), Olivia Dean‘s Growth (Stream), Rozzi‘s Hymn For Tomorrow (Stream), SEB‘s It’s Okay, We’re Dreaming (Stream), Seether‘s Wasteland: The Purgatory (Stream), SYML‘s Ancient Call (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“7 O’Clock”, Penelope Scott (Stream)
“2055”, Sleepy Hallow featuring Coi Leray (Stream)
“Adorable”, Natasha Bedingfield (Stream)
“Again”, Keanu Silva (Stream)
“Appreciation”, Ant Clemons featuring Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz (Stream)
“At Will”, G-Eazy featuring EST Gee (Stream)
“Atone”, Jerry Cantrell (Stream)
“Baby”, A1 x J1 featuring Deno (Stream)
“Baby4U”, Georgee (Stream)
“Back To Back”, Wrabel & Duncan Laurence (Stream)
“Backwoods Bougie”, Hayden Joseph (Stream)
“Bad Habits”, Sally Boy (Stream)
“Bad Habits (MEDUZA Remix)”, Ed Sheeran (Stream)
“Bastard”, Glaive (Stream)
“Beers On Me”, Dierks Bentley featuring Breland & HARDY (Stream)
“Better Days”, Dermot Kennedy (Stream)
“Better With You”, Ayokay (Stream)
“Billy Joel (NY Lullaby)”, Local Nomad (Stream)
“Blackout”, Turnstile (Stream)
“Box Of Bones”, Third Eye Blind (Stream)
“Boy.”, Will Hyde (Stream)
“Boy Tears”, Saro (Stream)
“Brighter Days (Are Before Us)”, Meet Me @ The Altar (Stream)
“Chad An Gordy”, Eyedress (Stream)
“Coast”, Ryan Hurd (Stream)
“Crying During Sex”, Carol Ades (Stream)
“Danger”, AHI (Stream)
“Die Right Here”, David Hugo (Stream)
“Don’t Tread On Me”, Volbeat (Stream)
“Dressed For The Weather”, Marc Scibilia featuring Thad Cockrell (Stream)
“Drive”, Clean Bandit & Topic featuring Wes Nelson (Stream)
“Drive You Home”, Internet Money & Jackson Wang (Stream)
“Easy Living”, Steezy Prime & No One’s Perfect (Stream)
“Everything”, WizTheMC (Stream)
“Fearless”, Joyous Wolf (Stream)
“February”, Matilda Mann (Stream)
“Feel The Night”, Tom Speight (Stream)
“Feel This Way Tomorrow”, Olivia Noelle (Stream)
“For A Night Like This”, Darren Criss (Stream)
“Get After It”, The Cadillac Three (Stream)
“Golden”, Zella Day (Stream)
“Guardian Angel”, Scorey (Stream)
“Happy For You”, Jasmine Thompson (Stream)
“Hazel Eyes”, Prentiss (Stream)
“Hero (Michael Calfan Remix)”, Faouzia (Stream)
“Hold It Out”, Elias (Stream)
“Hotel Room”, Forrest Nolan (Stream)
“I Been Better”, Tyler Hammond (Stream)
“I Found You”, Vantage featuring Benjamin Ingrosso (Stream)
“I Need My Girl”, Aly & AJ (Stream)
“If Standing Was Flying”, Stephen Day (Stream)
“I’m Tired”, Amber Run (Stream)
“In My Mind”, Alok & John Legend (Stream)
“Inner Light”, Elderbrook & Bob Moses (Stream)
“Jiggy (Whiz)”, ArrDee (Stream)
“Just Feels Tight”, FISHER (Stream)
“Karma”, Letdown. (Stream)
“Kindness”, (Stream)
“Like A Pro”, Kash Doll featuring Juicy J (Stream)
“Locust Laced”, Sleigh Bells (Stream)
“Loser”, Neoni (Stream)
“Losing My Mind”, Angels & Airwaves (Stream)
“Louie Bag”, Yebba featuring Smino (Stream)
“Love Can Be So Lonely, Sometimes”, Nick Wilson featuring Gabrielle Aplin (Stream)
“Lying”, Dan + Shay (Stream)
“Made To Fly (Ashworth Remix)”, Colton Dixon (Stream)
“Magic”, Jany Green & Kenny Beats (Stream)
“Malibu”, Sangiovanni & Trevor Daniel (Stream)
“Miami”, Nicky Jam (Stream)
“Missing You Today”, PUBLIC (Stream)
“Mistakes”, Loud Luxury & Cat Dealers (Stream)
“MMC”, Des Rocs (Stream)
“Monster”, PVRIS (Stream)
“Most Nights”, Kat & Alex (Stream)
“Movin'”, David Archuleta (Stream)
“Need You There”, M-22 (Stream)
“Nice And Easy (Acoustic)”, American Authors & Mark McGrath (Stream)
“Okay”, X Ambassadors (Stream)
“One Foot In Front Of The Other (Acoustic)”, Griff (Stream)
“Paper Planes”, Lucas & Steve x Tungevaag (Stream)
“Paranoia”, Spencer Sutherland (Stream)
“Pink Ferrari”, Zach Hood (Stream)
“PMA”, All Time Low featuring Pale Waves (Stream)
“Poppin'”, Arlie (Stream)
“Prada”, Rich The Kid (Stream)
“Prada Bae”, Young T & Bugsey featuring Nafe Smallz (Stream)
“Psycho (Acoustic)”, Maisie Peters (Stream)
“Push It Down”, Taylor Janzen (Stream)
“Really, Really”, Serena Isioma (Stream)
“Remember Her Name”, Mickey Guyton (Stream)
“Renegades (Acoustic)”, One OK Rock (Stream)
“Resentment”, Madi Diaz (Stream)
“River (Alle Farben Remix)”, Tom Gregory (Stream)
“Rooftop”, LiL Lotus (Stream)
“Rosanna”, Benny Bellson (Stream)
“Roses”, Emie Nathan (Stream)
“Sad Faces (Acoustic)”, Sam DeRosa (Stream)
“Safety Dance”, Angel Olsen (Stream)
“Screw Feelings”, Au/Ra (Stream)
“Sent From Above”, Dolly Parton (Stream)
“Share A Little Love”, KC Lights featuring LOWES (Stream)
“Sh*t Happens”, Katelyn Tarver (Stream)
“Sike”, Cali Rodi (Stream)
“Skate”, Silk Sonic (Stream)
“Smile Like That”, Terror Jr (Stream)
“So High”, Aidan Bissett (Stream)
“Soon”, Johnny Yukon (Stream)
“Sound The Alarm”, The Knocks featuring Rivers Cuomo & Royal & The Serpent (Stream)
“Still Breathing”, Arizona Zervas (Stream)
“Superficial”, Contradash (Stream)
“Take Me For A Ride”, Steps (Stream)
“Tears For Later”, Don Diablo & Galantis (Stream)
“The Hypothetical”, Caroline Romano (Stream)
“The Moment (Acoustic)”, Remme (Stream)
“The Riddle”, Sam Feldt featuring Lateshift (Stream)
“Thin Lines”, PawPaw Rod (Stream)
“Till It Hurts”, JORDY (Stream)
“Time Of My Life”, UPSAHL (Stream)
“Tinted Green”, Powfu featuring Mila Moon & Jomie (Stream)
“Too Good (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix)”, Arlo Parks (Stream)
“Train”, TALK (Stream)
“Trenches (Remix)”, Morray x Polo G (Stream)
“Trust”, PRETTYMUCH (Stream)
“Try Again”, DallasK featuring Lauv (Stream)
“Underwater”, Tujamo (Stream)
“What I Like”, Destiny Rogers (Stream)
“Where Are You Now”, Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott (Stream)
“Why Can’t We Get Along”, Zak Abel (Stream)
“Write Me A Letter”, Oscar Lang (Stream)
“Yesterday”, Vedo (Stream)
“You Are My High”, DJ Snake (Stream)

Next week, the latest albums from Barbra Streisand, Chris Young and Tinashe are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 20, 2021)

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: Pop Smoke pops to the top in a collaboration with pop star Dua Lipa. Let’s add ’em up:

THIS LIST IS SMOKIN’: “Demeanor” scores the top spot on the adds report at the Top 40 format with 62 stations, as the late Pop Smoke teams with Dua Lipa on the lead single from his posthumous Faith album. The song also led the adds report at the Rhythmic format with 46 commitments there. The album is expected to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, while the tune should continue to rise through the end of the summer.

In second place on both the Top 40 and Rhythmic reports, Normani and Cardi B earned 53 and 46 adds, respectively, with “Wild Side”. A new track from Alessia Cara also cracked the top five on the pop radio log, as “Sweet Dream” placed fourth with 36 stations on impact.

Charting singles from Billie Eilish, Maroon 5 and Post Malone returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. POP SMOKE featuring DUA LIPA, “Demeanor” (Victor Victor/Republic)
2. NORMANI featuring CARDI B, “Wild Side” (Keep Cool/RCA)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “NDA” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. ALESSIA CARA, “Sweet Dream” (Def Jam)
5. THE KID LAROI & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Stay” (Columbia)
6. KANE BROWN x BLACKBEAR, “Memory” (RCA)
7. POST MALONE, “Motley Crew” (Republic)
8. DUA LIPA, “Love Again” (Warner)
9. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10. MAROON 5, “Lost” (222/Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 19-20, 2021)

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 new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALESSIA CARA, “Sweet Dream” (Def Jam)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Cara has struggled at the Top 40 format over the last few years, with four consecutive top ten misses since 2018.

BILLIE EILISH, “NDA” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: Happier Than Ever (2021)
Past T40 History: “NDA” ranks at #35 on the chart as of Sunday, marking her eighth top 40 hit and fourth from her upcoming set.

NORMANI featuring CARDI B, “Wild Side” (Keep Cool/RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Outside of Fifth Harmony, Normani has hit #1 twice at the format in collaborations with Khalid and Sam Smith.

POP SMOKE featuring DUA LIPA, “Demeanor” (Victor Victor/Republic)
Album: Faith (2021)
Past T40 History: Pop Smoke could earn his second posthumous top 40 entry: “What You Know Bout Love” peaked at #8 in April.

TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
Album: Scaled And Icy (2021)
Past T40 History: This duo is looking for their eighth top 40 single on the pop chart. They last appeared in the top ten in late 2016.

Next week: We’ll be people and adds watching with new releases from Camilo/Shawn Mendes and Conan Gray.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 18, 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. Gather your crew for what’s popping at the format this week:

REMEMBER THE “NAME”: Earning a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, Lil Nas X‘s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” lands just 34 spins ahead of the song at #2: “Good 4 U”, a future #1 at the format for Olivia Rodrigo. Meanwhile, “Montero” advances from 3-1 on the Rhythmic chart.

Post Malone leads a pack of five debuts in the top 40, as “Motley Crew” advances from 43-29 this week. It’s his 15th top 40 song to date. Up from 46-35, Billie Eilish picks up her eighth top 40 single with “NDA”. At three letters in length, it becomes one of the shortest titles to land on the chart, though we’ve had even shorter ones historically, including “Go”, “I”, “If” and “No”. Maroon 5 secures their 30th top 40 entry at the format with another relatively short title, “Lost”, lifting from 45-37. Kane Brown and Blackbear are next at #38 with “Memory”, which debuts at that position. It’s their third and eighth top 40 hits, respectively, though Brown has earned quite a few more on the Country chart. A fifth and final title moves from 41-40 to just sneak into the region, as TikTok star Nic D scores his first top 40 hit with “Fine Apple”. The song now joins a handful of other titles containing apples or pineapples to enter the chart, including “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie”, “Little Green Apples”, “One Bad Apple” and “Pineapple Princess”.

Currently in the top 20 on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts, “Thot Sh*t” twerks onto the pop radio list for Megan Thee Stallion at #49. One spot lower, we have another significant hit from the two radio lists: “Late At Night”, debuting at #50 for Roddy Ricch.

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