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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 12, 2013

A restless chart for the weekend.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 12, 2013…

40. ARMIN VAN BUUREN featuring TREVOR GUTHRIE, “This Is What It Feels Like”
39. MAROON 5, “Love Somebody”

Biggest Movers:
DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (27-18, nine spots)

10. PASSION PIT, “Carried Away” (down 2)
Album: Gossamer (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. FUN., “Why Am I The One?” (down 2)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. P!NK featuring NATE RUESS, “Just Give Me A Reason” (down 2)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

07. MATT HIRES, “Restless Heart” (up 2)
Album: This World Won’t Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend (2013, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE featuring NELLY, “Cruise (Remix)” (up 4)
Album: Here’s To The Good Times… This Is How We Roll (2013, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. DANIEL POWTER, “Crazy All My Life” (steady, second week)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Mirrors” (steady, second week)
Album: The 20/20 Experience (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “It’s A Beautiful Day” (down 2)
Album: To Be Loved (2013, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Out Of My League” (steady, fifth week)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (up 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 19, 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: yes, “Please”, it’s a big week for the latest collaboration from Cardi B and Bruno Mars, the leader of a strong pack of releases that entered the top ten. Let’s add ’em up:

HITS, IF YOU “PLEASE”: In a pretty competitive session at the format, Cardi B and Bruno Mars easily please the pop panel for the second time with their track “Please Me”, which follows their collaboration “Finesse”, a #1 hit from March of last year. “Please” earns a triple-digit sum of 146 stations during its first full week. The cut quickly raced into the top 30 by last Sunday’s official chart and is looking strong so far this week, as it holds steady at #2 on iTunes and in the top five on Apple Music. Furthermore, the track tops both the Rhythmic and Urban reports this week, finishing with 64 and 69 stations, respectively. Though no album from either of the two performers is expected anytime soon, the instant success of this single could change that.

Other highlights from this Tuesday’s report include a second place finish for “365”, another giant collaboration by Zedd and Katy Perry, which scores 281 fewer stations than the number in its total (which amounts to a very respectable 84.) After entering in the top 50 (#48) on last Sunday’s published update, the song should easily crack the top 40 by this coming weekend’s list. Settling into third place, “Last Hurrah” by Bebe Rexha is also performing pretty well with the Top 40 panel and could chart by Sunday. “Last” begins with a still strong total of 70 stations for its first week. Add totals for the rest of the top ten drop off significantly from there.

The party begins again on Tuesday with the impact of Billie Eilish‘s “When The Party’s Over”, going up against a song that enters top ten a week early: “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (#7, tied) from Panic! At The Disco.

1. CARDI B & BRUNO MARS, “Please Me” (Atlantic)
2. ZEDD & KATY PERRY, “365” (Interscope-Capitol)
3. BEBE REXHA, “Last Hurrah” (Warner Bros.)
4. ARIANA GRANDE, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” (Republic)
5. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Who Do You Love” (Disruptor/Columbia)
6. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
7-T. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
7-T. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
9. FLETCHER, “Undrunk” (Snapback/Capitol)
10. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 18-19, 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 the four new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BEBE REXHA – “Last Hurrah” (Warner Bros.)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After three top five entries with various collaborations, will Rexha’s new solo song admit her back to the region?

CARDI B & BRUNO MARS – “Please Me” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: These two soloists previously performed together on a remix of Mars’s “Finesse”, hitting the summit last March.

MABEL – “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Mabel is a newcomer here, but her mother Neneh and uncle Eagle-Eye Cherry previously charted at this format.

ZEDD & KATY PERRY – “365” (Interscope-Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After sneaking into the top 50 yesterday, the first collaboration between these two artists should chart very well.

Next week: hey look, streaming hits from Billie Eilish and Panic! At The Disco get their party on at the format on Tuesday.

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 (February 17, 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 may not be the Daytona 500, but the race for #1 on the pop radio survey is still a very exciting sport to watch. Let’s see what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

LET’S TALK ABOUT “ME”: This appears to be the fourth and final week at #1 for Halsey‘s “Without Me” on the Top 40 list, but it won’t be long before the performer charges back to the top. Just under “Without”, at #2, is her collaboration with Benny Blanco and Khalid called “Eastside”, which finds a new peak in its 30th week in the top 40. Needless to say, when that cut hits the top next week, it’ll establish a new slowness record for the format, which could be a troubling sign, especially given the lag on a lot of #1 titles since the start of the decade. (The last song to establish the slowest run to #1, three years ago, was Alessia Cara‘s “Here”, which hit the top in its 26th week.)

The top 40 is packed with strong entries this week, four in total, led by Ariana Grande‘s “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” at #26, soaring from #44. It’s her 21st top 40 hit at the format. “thank u, next” and “7 rings” currently sit at #3 and #6 on the week’s update, respectively. Just behind her, labelmates Cardi B and Bruno Mars storm onto the chart at #27 with “Please Me”. The two artists previously topped the list for a week last March with a remix of the latter’s “Finesse”. “Please” gives Cardi B her eighth top 40 entry, while earning Mars his 21st at the format. Another two collaborations making big moves reach the top 40 this week: “Who Do You Love” zooms from 48-34 The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds Of Summer, their 11th and eighth top 40 entries, respectively, while “I’ve Been Waiting” by Lil PeepiLoveMakonnen and Fall Out Boy climbs from 43-36. It’s the first entry in the top 40 for Lil Peep, who scores a posthumous hit, as iLoveMakonnen earns his second (his first since 2015) and Fall Out Boy collects their 15th top 40 song.

Impacting on Tuesday, along with the aforementioned Cardi B and Bruno Mars collaboration, Zedd and Katy Perry‘s “365” is new at #48, marking the highest of three debuts in the region. This is the first release recorded together by the two performers, who both have multiple #1 hits at the format individually. We’ll see if this one can also reach to the top. For further entries this week, “Money” checks in at #49 in a double win this week for Cardi B, a song that recently topped the Urban chart, while “Want You Back” enters at #50 for Grey and LÉON. The duo has several chart hits here, most notably appearing on Zedd’s #1 song “The Middle” with Maren Morris, but LÉON has her first Top 40 entry. However, her single “Tired Of Talking” made the top 30 on the Hot AC chart in 2016.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2018: Part Three, 30-11

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. 2018 may have been a doozy on the political front, but in the musical world, plenty of great singles and performers made their mark on my listening habits this year. “Love” was a constant presence in the top 40 for much of the last twelve months, from “Love So Soft” to “Love Someone” to “Say Love” and many others. We also found a “New” perspective from big titles like “New Light” and “New Rules”. “High Hopes”, “High Horse” and “Hell Or High Water” kept us in the heights of a diverse year for sounds, while “You”, “Me” and everybody in-between got their equal share of pop pronouns. Phew… that was a lot, and there’s much more to come! Who will spread the word and have my #1 song at the end of the countdown?

Well, grab your headphones and let’s get to counting. Check out the next 20 songs on my Top 100 of 2018…

The 2018 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 3, 2017 to the chart dated November 25, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 171 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 176 that did so in 2017.

30. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Delicate”
Album: Reputation
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Peak: #8
Weeks: 22

29. JAMES TW, “Say Love”
Album: Chapters
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #4
Weeks: 21

28. BEN RECTOR, “Drive”
Album: Magic
Label: OK Kid/AWAL
Peak: #5
Weeks: 22

27. JASON MRAZ, “Have It All”
Album: Know.
Label: Atlantic/RRP
Peak: #4
Weeks: 21

26. MAROON 5, “Wait”
Album: Red Pill Blues
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #5
Weeks: 22

25. THE SCRIPT, “Arms Open”
Album: Freedom Child
Label: Columbia
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 24 (19 during 2018 Chart Year)

24. DEAN LEWIS, “Be Alright”
Album: (single only)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for four weeks
Weeks: 17+

23. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “High Hopes”
Album: Pray For The Wicked
Label: Fueled By Ramen/EMG
Peak: #2
Weeks: 19+

22. LISSIE, “Best Days”
Album: Castles
Label: Lionboy/Thirty Tigers
Peak: #4
Weeks: 23

21. SHEPPARD, “Coming Home”
Album: Watching The Sky
Label: Schoolboy/Republic/in2une
Peak: #4
Weeks: 23 (20 during 2018 Chart Year)

20. KELLY CLARKSON, “I Don’t Think About You”
Album: Meaning Of Life
Label: Atlantic/RRP
Peak: #5
Weeks: 23

19. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “High Horse”
Album: Golden Hour
Label: MCA Nashville/Capitol
Peak: #2
Weeks: 23

18. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Natural”
Album: Origins
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #3
Weeks: 19+

17. NIALL HORAN & MAREN MORRIS, “Seeing Blind”
Album: Flicker
Label: Neon Haze/Capitol
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23+

16. BRUNO MARS & CARDI B, “Finesse”
Album: 24K Magic
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22

15. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot”
Album: What If Nothing
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2017/2018 Chart Year)
Weeks: 32 (22 during 2018 Chart Year)

14. SHAWN MENDES, “In My Blood”
Album: Shawn Mendes
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 23

13. P!NK, “Beautiful Trauma”
Album: Beautiful Trauma
Label: RCA
Peak: #2
Weeks: 24 (23 during 2018 Chart Year)

12. TROYE SIVAN, “My My My!”
Album: Bloom
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for four weeks
Weeks: 25

11. CALUM SCOTT, “You Are The Reason”
Album: Only Human
Label: Capitol
Peak: #2
Weeks: 26 (25 during 2018 Chart Year)

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2018 tomorrow…

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 16, 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. We certainly have the highest of hopes for a great 2019, but there are a couple of more weeks until the calendar changes. Until then, here’s what’s popping this week:

NO NEED TO PANIC: Panic! At The Disco leads the Alternative, Hot AC and Top 40 lists for the second week in a row with the song “High Hopes”, a cut from their album Pray For The Wicked. Individually, it’s spending its sixth, third and second weeks on top of those respective formats. So, there’s no need to panic (other than with Panic!) this holiday season… look for the song to hold at #1 for the duration of the usual freeze, remaining firmly ahead of the competition at all three formats. On the Top 40 airwaves, Ariana Grande‘s hit “Breathin” is waiting in the wings, remaining at #2, while Halsey‘s “Without Me” sticks it out at #4 again this week.

With several songs being purged this week ahead of the holidays, there are four new titles entering the top 40 this week. The highest is in at #36, the fourth top 40 hit for the Danish band Lukas Graham. “Love Someone” can be found on 3 (The Purple Album), the latest set by the act, which was released in late October. Their biggest hit at the format, “7 Years”, spent a week at #1 in May 2016. In at #38, Rita Ora returns to the top 40 with her sixth entry, “Let You Love Me”. The single has already reached the top ten in quite a few countries, including Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom. “Wake Up In The Sky”, a recent #1 song on the Rhythmic and Urban charts, jumps in at #39 this week, giving Gucci Mane his fourth top 40 single (and the first in a lead role), Bruno Mars his 20th and Kodak Black his first. Mane’s album Evil Genius should debut in the top five on the upcoming Billboard 200 list. Finally, at #40, “I Found You” pairs Benny Blanco and Calvin Harris together, giving the former his second chart hit as an artist

Ella Mai has the week’s highest new entry in the top 50 with “Trip”, climbing aboard at #46. It’s also the new #1 single at Rhythmic radio on the current update. Two notches lower, “Arms Around You” enters at #48, credited to four performers: XXXTentaction x Lil Pump featuring Maluma & Swae Lee. It’s another of the Rhythmic crossovers on the Top 40 list; “Arms” is rising through the top 20 there. “You Say” is also new to the top 50, coming in at #50 for Christian crossover star Lauren Daigle. It’s her first track at this format to chart, though she’s had plenty of hit songs in the religious music world.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from PGTC!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 25, 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. Black Friday may be over, but there are still plenty of hot sellers to be found here on the pop airwaves. Seeing green yet? Here’s all the action this Sunday:

HAPPIER THAN BEFORE: Leading the Top 40 chart for the second week, “Happier” by Marshmello x Bastille is still gaining nicely at the format, as the recent Alternative radio chart-topper stays at #2 on that list. With Panic! At The Disco‘s “High Hopes” holding steady at #1 there and climbing 5-2 on the Top 40 survey, the published charts at the two formats contain the same songs in the top two positions (in a different order) for the first time since May 2012. Yes, it’s been that long since “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra and “We Are Young” by fun. featuring Janelle Monáe were present in the region. For “High” and its climb to #2 on the pop chart, another piece of chart history: the title now ties the 2006 peak for “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” at the format that summer, an incredible feat for a band who hasn’t gone any higher than #30 in-between those two songs. Does the song become their first to reach the summit on the Top 40 airwaves? We think it’ll be a tragedy-free December for the smash.

This week’s debut action is very light, with AJ Mitchell‘s “Girls” climbing from 41-40 as the sole top 40 entry on the survey. It’s the teenage singer’s first top 40 song at the format. Further down, two collaborations land in the top 50 for the first time: “I Found You” enters at #47 for Benny Blanco & Calvin Harris, while “Wake Up In The Sky” comes in at #50 for Gucci Mane x Bruno Mars x Kodak Black. The latter song never received an adds date at this format, though it’s currently sitting at #1 on the Rhythmic chart and in the top five at Urban radio. Blanco’s “Eastside”, featuring Halsey and Khalid, re-enters the top ten here this week, up 11-8.

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