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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 8-9, 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 songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

LISA, “Money” (YG Ent./Interscope)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: Lisa, who has previously charted as a member of BLACKPINK, currently ranks just below the top 50 with this track.

POST MALONE & THE WEEKND, “One Right Now” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: This song was the top debut on last weekend’s list, entering at #27. It’s their 16th and 22nd top 40 hits, respectively.

SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
Album: An Evening With Silk Sonic (2021)
Past T40 History: Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak are aiming for the third top 40 entry from their forthcoming debut album as a duo.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 2, 2020

New releases in your area.

It’s the final quarter of the year and New Music Friday has a few delicious discoveries this week, including some tasty new studio albums from BLACKPINK, Dolly Parton and Mariah Carey, as well as hot new songs from BTS, Shawn Mendes and Why Don’t We. A little wonder and some winners should make this one sweet streaming day:

Notable albums out this week: 21 Savage & Metro Boomin‘s Savage Mode 2 (iTunes), Aloe Blacc‘s All Love Everything (iTunes), BLACKPINK‘s The Album (iTunes), Bon Jovi‘s 2020 (iTunes), Brent Cobb‘s Keep ‘Em On They Toes (iTunes), Corey Taylor‘s CMFT (iTunes), Dagny‘s Strangers/Lovers (iTunes), Dawes‘s Good Luck With Whatever (iTunes), Dolly Parton‘s A Holly Dolly Christmas (iTunes), Halsey‘s Manic (Reissue) (iTunes), Ingrid Andress‘s Lady Like (Deluxe) (iTunes), Kelsy Karter‘s Missing Person (iTunes), LANY‘s Mama’s Boy (iTunes), Louis The Child‘s Candy II (Beat Tape) (iTunes), Mariah Carey‘s The Rarities (iTunes), Melanie C‘s Melanie C (iTunes), YG‘s My Life 4Hunnid (iTunes), Yung Gravy‘s Gasanova (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Benedict Cork‘s Piano Tapes, Vol. 2 (iTunes), CARYS‘s To Anyone Like Me (iTunes), Gavin James‘s Boxes (iTunes), Giveon‘s When It’s All Said And Done (iTunes), Laura Marano‘s You (iTunes), MXMToon‘s Dusk (iTunes), Riley‘s Riley (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“4AM”, Kid Brunswick (iTunes)
“1,000,000 X Better”, Griff & HONNE (iTunes)
“Amen”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Any Way You Wanna Love”, Meg Myers (iTunes)
“Backyard Boy (Stripped)”, Claire Rosinkranz (iTunes)
“Better”, The Vamps (iTunes)
“Better Than We Found It”, Maren Morris (iTunes)
“Body Loose”, Dizzee Rascal (iTunes)
“Bop It”, Fivio Foreign featuring Polo G (iTunes)
“Breathe Me”, Jonathan Roy (iTunes)
“Californian Soil”, London Grammar (iTunes)
“Chocolate Pomegranate”, Ari Lennox (iTunes)
“Cold”, Leslie Odom, Jr. & Sia (iTunes)
“Confleis (No Soy Santa)”, Snow Tha Product (iTunes)
“Dance Away These Days”, Harper Finn (iTunes)
“Demons And Monsters”, 347Aidan (iTunes)
“Do Not Mess With Me”, Tiagz (iTunes)
“Don’t Ever Leave”, Dan Talevski (iTunes)
“Don’t Stop”, Megan Thee Stallion (iTunes)
“Dream On Me”, Ella Henderson & Roger Sanchez (iTunes)
“Elita”, Gary Barlow featuring Michael Bublé & Sebastián Yatra (iTunes)
“Everyone Changes”, Kodaline featuring Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“Fallin'”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Feel”, Matt Ryder (iTunes)
“Forever Isn’t Long Enough”, Alfie Templeman (iTunes)
“Friends (1994)”, La Bouquet, Jez Dior & Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Haunt You”, X Lovers & Chloe Moriondo (iTunes)
“Have U Found What Ur Looking For?”, Ashton Irwin (iTunes)
“Heart Of Glass (Live)”, Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Higher”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“How Was Your Day?”, Beabadoobee (iTunes)
“I Got You”, Disciples (iTunes)
“I Miss The Days”, Galxara featuring Party Pupils (iTunes)
“If You Love Her”, Forest Blakk (iTunes)
“I’m Feeling It (In The Air)”, Cascada (iTunes)
“Indiana (No More)”, Chris Wallace (iTunes)
“It Would Be You (Acoustic)”, Ben Rector featuring Ingrid Michaelson (iTunes)
“Kill Me”, Sundara Karma (iTunes)
“Last Night”, Duncan Laurence (iTunes)
“Leave Virginia Alone”, Tom Petty (iTunes)
“Let Your Heart Dance With Me”, Roxette (iTunes)
“Levitating”, Dua Lipa featuring DaBaby (iTunes)
“Lie Like This”, Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Lie To Me”, Queen Naija featuring Lil Durk (iTunes)
“Lifetime”, Romy (iTunes)
“Low”, Chet Faker (iTunes)
“Lowkey”, Maty Noyes & Franke (iTunes)
“Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)”, Devon Gilfillian (iTunes)
“Money On My Mind”, Upsahl (iTunes)
“Motive”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Must Stop”, ONR featuring Sarah Barthel (iTunes)
“My Head Is A Crowded Train”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Never Call Me Again”, SVEA (iTunes)
“Not Another Love Song”, Ella Mai (iTunes)
“OK Not To Be OK (Duke & Jones Remix)”, Marshmello & Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“One Drink Away”, Cher Lloyd (iTunes)
“Outside”, Oliver Malcolm (iTunes)
“Piano In The Sky”, Winona Oak (iTunes)
“Rockstar”, Mallrat (iTunes)
“Roller Rink”, Dempsey Hope (iTunes)
“Savage Love”, Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo x BTS (iTunes)
“Say It Over”, Ruel featuring Cautious Clay (iTunes)
“Sea And Fire (Chill Version)”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Shot In The Dark”, AC/DC (iTunes)
“Sofia”, Tiny Meat Gang (iTunes)
“Someone Special”, Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“Something You Like”, Merci, Mercy (iTunes)
“Space”, Becky Hill (iTunes)
“Still Have Me”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Swap Places”, Lauren Aquilina (iTunes)
“The Change”, JoJo (iTunes)
“The Impossible Dream”, Josh Groban (iTunes)
“The Past Is Passed!”, Kinneret (iTunes)
“The Pink Phantom”, Gorillaz featuring Elton John & 6LACK (iTunes)
“The Standard For Kids In The USA”, Brasko (iTunes)
“Think I’m Crazy”, Two Feet (iTunes)
“This Is Christmas”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“This Is Our Life”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Timbo”, Are We In London? (iTunes)
“Tiny Life”, Evan Giia (iTunes)
“Tonight Is The Night”, McFly (iTunes)
“Too Many Friends”, Spencer Sutherland (iTunes)
“Two Steps”, Maths Time Joy & Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
“Virtual Aerobics”, Wallows (iTunes)
“Wonder”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Wow (Imanbel Remix)”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“You”, Link Lauren (iTunes)
“You & I”, G Flip (iTunes)
“You Were Meant For Me (Demo)”, Jewel (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Brothers Osborne and Smith & Myers 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 (September 15, 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: Marshmello and Demi Lovato get the “OK” from the Top 40 format in an otherwise slow session. Let’s add ’em up:

MORE THAN “OK”: After starting at #43 on Sunday’s published chart, Marshmello and Demi Lovato’s song “OK Not To Be OK” leads this week’s report with a total of 110 stations during its opening week. It also ranked as the Most Added release at the Hot AC format yesterday, earning 24 adds there. It should bolt into the top 40 on both charts by the weekend.

The only other new song in the top five comes from Madison Beer, who ties for second place with “Baby”. It secures 17 adds.

Charting singles from 24KGoldn, Conan Gray and Surf Mesa returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

The new collaboration from Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper will likely have a wholly holy week on Tuesday’s update.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MARSHMELLO & DEMI LOVATO, “OK Not To Be OK” (Island/Republic)
2-T. 24KGOLDN featuring IANN DIOR, “Mood” (RECORDS-Columbia)
2-T. MADISON BEER, “Baby” (Access/Epic)
4. SURF MESA featuring EMILEE, “ILY (I Love You Baby)” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
5. CALVIN HARRIS x THE WEEKND, “Over Now” (Columbia)
6. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
7-T. BLACKPINK & SELENA GOMEZ, “Ice Cream” (Interscope)
7-T. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
9-T. CONAN GRAY, “Heather” (Republic)
9-T. TATE MCRAE, “You Broke Me First” (RCA)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 8, 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: BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez have the tastiest Top 40 treat for this post-holiday session. Let’s add ’em up:

HEAVY “CREAM”: After landing in second place last week, “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez deliciously earns 40 more stations and the Most Added title at the format after the Labor Day weekend. The collaboration came in at #34 on the survey last weekend, becoming the first top 40 hit for the K-pop group, as well as the 20th solo entry for Gomez.

There were no impacting releases at the format this week.

Charting singles from 24KGoldn, AJR and Drake returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Marshmello and Demi Lovato are looking for s’more higher numbers next week, as their collaboration impacts at the format.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. BLACKPINK & SELENA GOMEZ, “Ice Cream” (Interscope)
2-T. 24KGOLDN featuring IANN DIOR, “Mood” (RECORDS-Columbia)
2-T. SURF MESA featuring EMILEE, “ILY (I Love You Baby)” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
4. AVA MAX, “Kings & Queens” (Atlantic)
5. CALVIN HARRIS x THE WEEKND, “Over Now” (Columbia)
6. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
7-T. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
7-T. ZARA LARSSON, “Wow” (TEN/Epic)
9. CONAN GRAY, “Heather” (Republic)
10-T. AJR, “Bang!” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
10-T. ASHE featuring NIALL HORAN, “Moral Of The Story” (Mom+Pop/Further.)
10-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Midnight Sky” (RCA)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 6, 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. Hope you’re enjoying the long weekend! It’s a super sugary one at the format. Here’s what’s popping this week:

“SUGAR” LANDS: Harry Styles holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for a sixth week with “Watermelon Sugar”, still more than 1,900 spins ahead of Lewis Capaldi‘s “Before You Go” at #2. The tune also climbs from 5-4 on the Hot AC chart. Some stations are beginning to add “Falling” from the Fine Line album, though it has not yet been confirmed as the next U.S. single.

Get out your vacuums: with three titles headed to recurrent status and several other releases collapsing in airplay, there are five new tracks in the top 40 this week. Leading things off, Calvin Harris and The Weeknd make a move from 47-31 with “Over Now”. It’s their 21st and 15th top 40 hits to date, respectively. Landing at #34 is the first top 40 entry for the act BLACKPINK, “Ice Cream”, a collaboration with Selena Gomez. This is her 20th top 40 hit as a solo artist. After several weeks of landing just outside the top 40, newcomer Zoe Wees climbs from 41-37 with “Control”, her first time in the region. The final two entries are performed by acts who score their second top 40 singles at the format: Saweetie rises from 42-39 with “Tap In”, as Regard and RAYE are up from 44-40 with “Secrets”. “Tap” is a current top five smash on the Rhythmic and Urban charts, while “Secrets” recently led the Dance chart.

It’s also really busy in the top 50 this week: Conan Gray leads things off at #46 with “Heather”, which could become his second top 40 entry here. It’s already climbing in the top 40 on the Hot AC chart. With their recent #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion start at #48 with “WAP”, a top ten hit on the Rhythmic chart that’s just below the region at Urban radio on this week’s update. Joel Corry and MNEK are atop the Dance chart once again with “Head & Heart”, which lands at #49 on the Top 40 chart. Finally, with a song that went viral on the video app TikTok, Claire Rosinkranz debuts at #50 with “Backyard Boy”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 1, 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: “Ice Cream” is served! However, even that tasty treat from BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez couldn’t get past Calvin Harris and The Weeknd‘s big collaboration. Let’s add ’em up:

BEFORE THE LONG WEEKND: With the Most Added single at both the Rhythmic and Top 40 formats this week, “Over Now” by Harris and The Weeknd is off to a nice start at radio. It picks up 50 and 109 stations, respectively. At the latter format, the song started at #47 on last weekend’s published chart with just two days of airplay. It’s aiming for the top 40 by this coming weekend.

Meanwhile, BLACKPINK and Gomez still put up a strong 97 adds in their first week with “Ice Cream”, which will chart somewhere on Sunday’s update after just missing the top 50 last week. This is the K-pop group’s biggest add week to date at any U.S. format.

Charting singles from 24KGoldn, Ava Max and Surf Mesa returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

No songs are currently listed as impacting next week. Have a good long weekend!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. CALVIN HARRIS x THE WEEKND, “Over Now” (Columbia)
2. BLACKPINK & SELENA GOMEZ, “Ice Cream” (Interscope)
3. 24KGOLDN featuring IANN DIOR, “Mood” (RECORDS-Columbia)
4. SURF MESA featuring EMILEE, “ILY (I Love You Baby)” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
5. CONAN GRAY, “Heather” (Republic)
6. AVA MAX, “Kings & Queens” (Atlantic)
7. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
8. MILEY CYRUS, “Midnight Sky” (RCA)
9. ZARA LARSSON, “Wow” (TEN/Epic)
10. MORGAN WALLEN, “7 Summers” (Big Loud-Republic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 31-September 1, 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 titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BLACKPINK & SELENA GOMEZ – “Ice Cream” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: In May 2019, the popular K-pop girl group peaked at #47 on the Top 40 chart with their single “Kill This Love”.

CALVIN HARRIS x THE WEEKND – “Over Now” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This collaboration entered the top 50 on Sunday’s published chart. Harris last reached the top ten here in 2018.

JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK – “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Corry is new to this format. In May 2016, MNEK went to #5 with “Never Forget You”, a duet with Zara Larsson.

Nothing is currently listed as impacting at the format following the Labor Day weekend.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 28, 2020

Smile! It’s New Music Friday.

A smile has returned to New Music Friday, as we happily highlight the current albums and EPs from Dua Lipa, Internet Money and Katy Perry, as well as the new singles from BLACKPINK, Calvin Harris and David Guetta. Ready for some ice cream? Here’s the scoop:

Notable albums out this week: Colter Wall‘s Western Swing & Waltzes And Other Punchy Songs (iTunes), Disclosure‘s Energy (iTunes), Dua Lipa‘s Club Future Nostalgia (iTunes), Gregory Porter‘s All Rise (iTunes), Halsey‘s Badlands (Live From Webster Hall) (iTunes), Internet Money‘s B4 The Storm (iTunes), Jaden‘s CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3 (iTunes), JoJo‘s Good To Know (Deluxe) (iTunes), Katy Perry‘s Smile (iTunes), Lovelytheband‘s Conversations With Myself About You (iTunes), Metallica‘s S&M2 (Live) (iTunes), Mothica‘s Blue Hour (iTunes), NEEDTOBREATHE‘s Out Of Body (iTunes), PJ Morton‘s Gospel According To PJ (iTunes), Ricky Reed‘s The Room (iTunes), Seether‘s Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (iTunes), The Score‘s Carry On (iTunes), Tommy Siegel‘s Another Century Wasted (iTunes), Toni Braxton‘s Spell My Name (iTunes), At Home With The Kids (iTunes), Bill & Ted Face The Music (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Moontower‘s What Day Is It? (iTunes), Rich Brian‘s 1999 (iTunes), Sam Fischer‘s Homework (iTunes), Skip Marley‘s Higher Place (iTunes), Victoria Canal‘s Victoria (iTunes), Zella Day‘s Where Does The Devil Hide (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2014”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“A Little Longer”, Lauren Presley featuring Sam Will (iTunes)
“Alright”, Clara Mae featuring Russell Dickerson (iTunes)
“Are You Bored Yet? (Mura Masa Remix)”, Wallows featuring Clairo (iTunes)
“Beautiful & Bittersweet”, Mia Rodriguez (iTunes)
“Better Tomorrow”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Brand New Thing”, Zayde Wølf (iTunes)
“Broke”, Teddy Swims (iTunes)
“Catalina”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Come Over”, Rudimental featuring Anne-Marie & Tion Wayne (iTunes)
“Daydreaming”, Chris Wallace (iTunes)
“Dirty Nikes”, Ruth B. (iTunes)
“Don’t Go”, Gwen Bunn (iTunes)
“Down”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Downtown (2020)”, Allie X & Della Casa (iTunes)
“Exit”, Sebastian Mikael (iTunes)
“Expensive”, Ty Dolla $ign featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Feel Good”, SAYGRACE (iTunes)
“Giant”, ZZ Ward (iTunes)
“Gifted”, Cordae featuring Roddy Ricch (iTunes)
“Hey Stupid, I Love You (Spanglish)”, JP Saxe & Mau Y Ricky (iTunes)
“History (Acoustic)”, Seramic (iTunes)
“House With No Mirrors”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Hug”, Love For Hire (iTunes)
“I Do”, Lukas James (iTunes)
“Ice Cream”, BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“In The End”, Sheryl Crow (iTunes)
“Kelly (Fickle Friends Remix)”, The Aces (iTunes)
“Kill TV”, ONR featuring Nile Rodgers (iTunes)
“Kings Of Summer”, Wylder (iTunes)
“Knife Under My Pillow”, Maggie Lindemann (iTunes)
“Lemonade”, Circa Waves featuring Alfie Templeman (iTunes)
“Lies”, Steve Aoki & KREAM (iTunes)
“Lighter (Acoustic)”, Nathan Dawe featuring KSI & Ella Henderson (iTunes)
“Like That”, GRACEY & Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Little Runaway”, Celeste (iTunes)
“Lost One”, Jazmine Sullivan (iTunes)
“Love Language”, Crooked Colours (iTunes)
“Love Like”, Lu Kala (iTunes)
“Love U Again”, Olivia Holt & R3HAB (iTunes)
“Married In Vegas (Acoustic)”, The Vamps (iTunes)
“Midnight Drives”, Munn & Hannah Hausman (iTunes)
“Movin’ On”, India Shawn featuring Anderson .Paak (iTunes)
“Neva Felt This Way”, Tweet (iTunes)
“New Normal”, Cooper Alan (iTunes)
“Nightlight”, Illenium (iTunes)
“Over Now”, Calvin Harris x The Weeknd (iTunes)
“Pillow”, Ryan Woods (iTunes)
“Pure Love”, Julia Brennan (iTunes)
“Quiet”, Mark Diamond (iTunes)
“Royal Rumble”, Lil Tecca (iTunes)
“Rue”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“Sail Away”, Surfaces (iTunes)
“See Me”, Emily King (iTunes)
“Since I Was Young (MC4D Remix)”, Wrabel x Kesha (iTunes)
“Snowblood”, ERRA (iTunes)
“So Annoying”, Mae Muller (iTunes)
“Sometimes”, Air Traffic Controller (iTunes)
“Speed Of Life”, Austin Burke (iTunes)
“Starting Over”, Chris Stapleton (iTunes)
“Still Feel Like A Kid”, Dawes (iTunes)
“Strawberry Blonde”, Rence (iTunes)
“Sugar Rush”, Addison Grace (iTunes)
“Take You Back”, Russ & Kehlani (iTunes)
“Temptation”, Tiwa Savage & Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Text Talk Touch”, Alt Bloom & Gnash (iTunes)
“The Day It Rained In Southern California”, Stela Cole (iTunes)
“The Drugs Don’t Work”, Boh Doran (iTunes)
“Too Far Gone”, Caro (iTunes)
“Too Fast”, X Lovers (iTunes)
“We Go Together Like”, Abby Anderson (iTunes)
“Why Do You Lie To Me”, Topic & A7S featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Woman”, Nao featuring Lianne La Havas (iTunes)
“You Raise Me Up”, Mat & Savanna Shaw (iTunes)
“Younger Women”, VÉRITÉ (iTunes)
“Zoom”, Leikeli47 (iTunes)

Next week, the newest sets from Big Sean and Lauren Alaina 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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 19, 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. “Stranger” things are happening here on the pop airwaves as we breeze through the middle of May, so let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“DANCING” ON THE CEILING: After reaching the top of the Hot AC chart last week, Sam Smith and Normani climb from 2-1 on the Top 40 chart with “Dancing With A Stranger”. It’s Smith’s second #1 at the format and Normani’s second as a soloist, as she earned one chart-topper with the group Fifth Harmony. The collaboration hits the top in its 18th week in the top 40. Look for it to continue its run at the summit for at least a second week.

Looking towards her third #1 hit of the year, Halsey rockets in at #26 with her 11th top 40 single, “Nightmare”. One of those former chart-toppers, “Without Me”, falls below the top ten and is moved to recurrent status. The track “Summer Days” leaps from 41-36 on this week, earning Martin Garrix his fifth top 40 hit, Macklemore his tenth and Fall Out Boy‘s Patrick Stump his second as a solo artist. Stump’s prior solo appearance was with the Lupe Fiasco-assisted “This City”, which peaked at #25 in October 2011. The remaining two top 40 entries on the chart are by newcomers who have previously earned airplay at Rhythmic and Urban radio: “Ex” is up from 42-39 for Kiana Ledé, while “Look Back At It” launches from 45-40 for A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. The latter title is at #1 on the Urban chart this week, moving up from #4, while it slips out of the top spot and down to #2 on the Rhythmic list.

Juice WRLD leads this week’s pack of top 50 debuts, coming in at #44 with “Hear Me Calling”. The track is approaching the top 20 on the Rhythmic chart and will likely become his second top 40 single here in the next week or so. At #47, “Kill This Love” marks the first single to reach the region for the K-pop act Blackpink, a female quartet based in Seoul. Singer and songwriter Shoffy also hits the chart with his first entry, “Cool Again”, which bows at #48. Finally, at #50, the recent U.K. hit called “Boasty” sneaks into the top 50 for Wiley, Sean Paul, Stefflon Don and Idris Elba. It’s the first entry at the format for both Wiley and Elba.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 7, 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: from “ME!” to “You”, it’s another crazy Tuesday at the Top 40 format with the latest smash from Shawn Mendes in the mix. Let’s add ’em up:

AN IFFY SITUATION: It may not be the Yvonne Elliman song, but pop radio has the fever for Shawn Mendes’s new single “If I Can’t Have You”, which can have the Most Added title on this week’s report. It starts with a perfect 184 stations, much like “ME!” accomplished for Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie last week. In doing so, “If” becomes the fourth song in the Mediabase era and fifth in the plays-per-week era to accomplish the feat. However, as noted previously, this event just happened here last week. Thus, we now have our first back-to-back set of perfect weeks ever, with both songs being worked by the same promotion department. At this point, we’re likely to see several more attempts at this challenge through the summer by other larger singles, which could be as soon as next week. (See below!)

The only other new release of note comes from the K-pop act BLACKPINK with “Kill This Love”, their first title to impact here. A decent 26 stations on impact gives the female-led quartet a third place finish. In October 2012, another K-pop girl group peaked at #44 at the format with their sole chart entry: that was the Akon-assisted “Like Money” by the Wonder Girls. We’ll see if “Kill” is poised to go higher in the coming weeks.

Repeated titles from acts like Billie Eilish, Juice WRLD, Lizzo and MAX are among the tracks that make up the rest of the top ten this week.

Next week, we’re sure that you’ll care about Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s track “I Don’t Care”, which will almost certainly be in the top spot on the list. How many adds will it collect? Stay tuned.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. SHAWN MENDES, “If I Can’t Have You” (Island/Republic)
2. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3. BLACKPINK, “Kill This Love” (YG Ent./Interscope)
4. MAX featuring QUINN XCII, “Love Me Less” (Arista/RED)
5-T. JUICE WRLD, “Hear Me Calling” (Grade A/Interscope)
5-T. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
7. DADDY YANKEE & KATY PERRY featuring SNOW, “Con Calma” (El Cartel/UMLE/Capitol)
8. MARTIN GARRIX featuring MACKLEMORE & PATRICK STUMP, “Summer Days” (RCA)
9. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10-T. BAZZI, “Paradise” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
10-T. BRYCE VINE featuring YG, “La La Land” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
10-T. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)

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