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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.

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)
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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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 6-7, 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 two impacting singles this week at the Top 40 format:

BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love” (YG Ent./Interscope)
Album: Kill This Love (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: This K-pop group is hoping to get their first top 40 hit. The track reached the top ten in Japan and South Korea.

SHAWN MENDES – “If I Can’t Have You” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: With his eighth top 40 entry to date, Mendes hopes to earn his third #1 single at the format and first since 2017.

Next week: Christian Paul is among the new faces looking to have a strong week here on Tuesday, but he’ll be facing some larger competition in the form of two collaborations: Kygo & Rita Ora‘s soundtrack single from the movie Pokémon: Detective Pikachu and a rumored release by Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran that’s being teased on social media.

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

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