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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 9, 2021

This Friday is for the kids.

You have permission to dance to and stream these top New Music Friday releases, including the current albums from Jam & Lewis, The Maine and Tom Odell, as well as fresh singles from Billie Eilish, Post Malone and The Kid LAROI. So, let’s get to it, kids:

Notable albums out this week: Charlotte Day Wilson‘s Alpha (Stream), Dylan Cartlidge‘s Hope Above Adversity (Stream), IDK‘s USEE4YOURSELF (Stream), Inhaler‘s It Won’t Always Be Like This (Stream), Jam & Lewis‘s Vol. 1 (Stream), Joy Oladokun‘s In Defense Of My Own Happiness (Deluxe) (Stream), Mariah The Scientist‘s Ry Ry World (Stream), Snoh Aalegra‘s Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies (Stream), The Maine‘s XOXO: From Love & Anxiety In Real Time (Stream), The Wallflowers‘s Exit Wounds (Stream), Tom Odell‘s Monsters (Stream), Twin Shadow‘s Twin Shadow (Stream), Vince Staples‘s Vince Staples (Stream), Cinderella (Original Cast Soundtrack) (Stream), Space Jam: A New Legacy (Soundtrack) (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: 44Phantom‘s Die Sometime, It’s Good For U (Stream), Adore Delano‘s Dirty Laundry (Stream), Almost Monday‘s ‘Til The End Of Time (Stream), Bahari‘s Forget You (Stream), Brynn Elliott‘s Can I Be Real? (Stream), Claire Rosinkranz‘s 6 Of A Billion (Stream), Dylan Fraser‘s The World Isn’t Big When You Know How It Works (Stream), Frances Forever‘s Paranoia Party (Stream), Olivia Lunny‘s Olivia Lunny (Stream), Prateek Kuhad‘s Shehron Ke Raaz (Stream), Scott Quinn‘s Better For Me (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“Ain’t Got No Friends”, Conor Maynard (Stream)
“Always On My Mind”, Shane Codd featuring Charlotte Haining (Stream)
“Anything”, Ben Chandler (Stream)
“Baby Don’t Let Me Go”, Oslo Ibrahim (Stream)
“Bad Habits (Acoustic)”, Ed Sheeran (Stream)
“Being Together”, Donovan Woods (Stream)
“Bless His Soul”, Fredo Bang featuring Polo G (Stream)
“Body Love High”, Aubrey O’Day (Stream)
“Boring”, Confetti (Stream)
“Bouncin'”, Tinashe (Stream)
“Butterfly”, Emily Weisband featuring Karen Fairchild (Stream)
“Cambia El Paso”, Jennifer Lopez & Rauw Alejandro (Stream)
“Can’t Give Up”, The New Coast (Stream)
“Children Of The Dark”, POORSTACY (Stream)
“Chrome Hearts”, YSN Flow (Stream)
“Clash”, Dave & Stormzy (Stream)
“Coming To Life”, Lane Norberg (Stream)
“Could Cry Just Thinkin’ About You (2021)”, Troye Sivan (Stream)
“Crystal Ball”, Sebastian Javier (Stream)
“Cure For Me”, AURORA (Stream)
“Damsel In This Dress”, Gray Robinson (Stream)
“De Museo”, Bad Bunny (Stream)
“Digital Age”, PHANGS & LFO (Stream)
“Don’t Be Afraid”, Nico & Vinz featuring Bow Anderson (Stream)
“Drive Away”, Payton (Stream)
“Dumb Dumb”, Mazie (Stream)
“Family”, Badflower (Stream)
“Feed Your Love”, Spice Girls (Stream)
“Feel A Thing (Acoustic)”, Meet Me @ The Altar featuring Dan Campbell (Stream)
“For The Last Time”, Melissa Etheridge (Stream)
“F**k Him All Night”, Azealia Banks (Stream)
“F**k This Town”, Glaive & Ericdoa (Stream)
“Girls Outside”, Monaleo (Stream)
“Glimmer”, Nicole Serrano (Stream)
“Go Away”, Omar Apollo (Stream)
“Goodbye”, LP (Stream)
“Hangin’ On”, Justin Holt (Stream)
“Hell Is A Crowded Room”, Allison Ponthier (Stream)
“Here’s Your Perfect (Acoustic)”, Jamie Miller (Stream)
“Holiday (A7S Remix)”, KSI (Stream)
“Holier Than Thou”, Biffy Clyro (Stream)
“How High”, The Record Company (Stream)
“Howdon Aldi Death Queue” and “Seventeen Going Under”, Sam Fender (Stream)
“Hurt Like ___”, OSTON (Stream)
“I Don’t Wanna Know You Anymore”, Kate The Dreamer (Stream)
“I Love You, I Hate You”, Little Simz (Stream)
“I Need Love”, Zara Larsson featuring Trevor Daniel (Stream)
“I Need Your Love”, Charley Crockett (Stream)
“If I Were A Friend”, BLÜ EYES (Stream)
“I’m So Happy (Acoustic)”, Emily Burns (Stream)
“In The Court Of The Dragon”, Trivium (Stream)
“Indian Summer”, Shuba (Stream)
“Kayla”, Stephen Sanchez (Stream)
“Lemon Love Affair”, Burrito Brown (Stream)
“Live A Little”, 99 Neighbors (Stream)
“Lost Keys”, Delilah Montagu (Stream)
“Love And Hate”, Camylio (Stream)
“Love Signs”, The Jungle Giants (Stream)
“Love You Right”, Walk Off The Earth x Lukas Graham (Stream)
“Mafiosa”, Nathy Peluso (Stream)
“Make Up Your Mind”, Quix featuring Jaden Michaels (Stream)
“Me, Myself And Adderall”, Lost Kings featuring Goody Grace (Stream)
“Memory”, Kane Brown x Blackbear (Stream)
“Mental Wealth”, Davin Kingston (Stream)
“MIA”, RAY BLK featuring Kaash Paige (Stream)
“Miracle, Baby”, Nothing But Thieves (Stream)
“Mirror (Maliboux Remix)”, Sigrid (Stream)
“Mn Gheirik Enti”, Issam Alnajjar (Stream)
“Mosh Pit”, Miles (Stream)
“Motley Crew”, Post Malone (Stream)
“Mr. Perfect”, RANI (Stream)
“My House”, Declan McKenna (Stream)
“NDA”, Billie Eilish (Stream)
“Nice To Meet Ya”, Wes Nelson featuring Loredana (Stream)
“Night Terrors”, MNYS (Stream)
“Nothin’ I Won’t Do”, Russ (Stream)
“Odd One Out”, Morgen (Stream)
“Off Of My Mind”, Icona Pop & VIZE (Stream)
“Old Love Song” and “Out In The Middle”, Zac Brown Band (Stream)
“One Last Try”, ReN featuring Maisie Peters (Stream)
“One Thing I Know”, Arkells (Stream)
“Open Your Mouth”, Chelsea Collins (Stream)
“Palm Reader”, LOVER (Stream)
“Party”, Kid Ink featuring RMR (Stream)
“Permission To Dance”, BTS (Stream)
“Piece Of Work”, Loren Gray (Stream)
“Please Put Me In A Medically Induced Coma”, Carolesdaughter (Stream)
“Polaris”, Damon Albarn (Stream)
“Pop Song”, Lost Stars (Stream)
“Rae Street”, Courtney Barnett (Stream)
“Rollercoaster”, Arden Jones (Stream)
“Romeo”, Jungle featuring Bas (Stream)
“Ryder”, Emily Vaughn & Lil Xan (Stream)
“Say So”, Masked Wolf (Stream)
“Section”, Ant Clemons featuring Kehlani (Stream)
“September (Majestic Remix)”, James Arthur (Stream)
“Slowly”, Olivia Dean (Stream)
“Sobrio”, Maluma (Stream)
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World”, Robin Schulz, Alle Farben & Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (Stream)
“Stay”, The Kid LAROI featuring Justin Bieber (Stream)
“Sticky”, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (Stream)
“Summer Fling”, Nina Nesbitt (Stream)
“Swing Of Things (Remix)”, MAY-A featuring Powfu (Stream)
“Take My Name”, Parmalee (Stream)
“Teenage Dirtbag”, Lou Elliotte (Stream)
“Thank You”, Oscar Lang (Stream)
“The Feel”, Kid Brunswick (Stream)
“The Jackie”, Bas featuring J. Cole & Lil Tjay (Stream)
“The Kid That You Loved”, Matt Haughey (Stream)
“Thief”, Ella Jane (Stream)
“Times Have Changed”, Matt Rosa (Stream)
“To Get Over You”, ROSIE (Stream)
“Try Missing You”, Jon Langston (Stream)
“Tryst”, Grace Mitchell (Stream)
“Wandsworth To Bullingdon”, Fredo featuring Headie One (Stream)
“Wasted”, Loud Luxury featuring WAV3POP (Stream)
“What’s Coming To Me”, Dorothy (Stream)
“When I’m Gone”, Eva Rose (Stream)
“Where Do You Wanna Go?”, 98° (Stream)
“Wishin’ I Was Him”, Bryan Andrews (Stream)
“Who Needs You”, Jordan Rowe featuring Ashland Craft (Stream)
“You’re Not Special, Babe”, Orla Gartland (Stream)

Next week, the new albums from John Mayer, Pop Smoke and Tones And I 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 (May 25, 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: BTS is really cooking with gas with their bold and buttery new release. Let’s add ’em up:

SHOULD’VE KNOWN BUTTER: K-pop septet and worldwide phenomenon BTS had a huge first week at the Top 40 format, earning the commitments of entire panel (180 stations) on impact with “Butter”. It is the first song since 2019 to achieve this goal. Elsewhere, the big hit scored 52 and 25 adds at the Hot AC (second place) and Rhythmic (third place) radio formats, respectively.

Entering in the runner-up position with a still fairly substantial 115 adds this week, Marshmello and the Jonas Brothers impacted at the format with “Leave Before You Love Me”. It led yesterday’s report at the Hot AC format with 56 stations, just sneaking past BTS.

Finally, after earning 40 early adds last week, Olivia Rodrigo grabbed another 86 stations for “Good 4 U”, ranking in third place. The song recently became her third top 40 hit from the Sour album, which is likely to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart later this month.

Charting singles from Anitta and GIVĒON 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 (ELEVEN)
1. BTS, “Butter” (BigHit/Columbia)
2. MARSHMELLO x JONAS BROTHERS, “Leave Before You Love Me” (Joytime Collective/Republic)
3. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Good 4 U” (Geffen/Interscope)
4. ANITTA, “Girl From Rio” (Warner)
5. DJ KHALED featuring POST MALONE, MEGAN THEE STALLION, LIL BABY & DABABY, “I Did It” (We The Best/Roc Nation/Epic)
6. RITON x NIGHTCRAWLERS featuring MUFASA & HYPEMAN, “Friday” (RCA)
7. REGARD, TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE, “You” (Ministry Of Sound/Epic)
8. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
9. NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
10-T. JACKSON WANG, “LMLY (Leave Me Loving You)” (88rising/12Tone)
10-T. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 24-25, 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? These four tunes will be impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ANITTA, “Girl From Rio” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Anitta lifts to #35 on the chart with her first English-language hit. A remix with DaBaby was released on Friday.

BTS, “Butter” (BigHit/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The very popular K-pop septet just scored their eighth top 40 hit at the format, which entered at #27 on the list.

MARSHMELLO x JONAS BROTHERS – “Leave Before You Love Me” (Joytime Collective/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This collaboration debuted at #45 over the weekend. The trio is looking for their first top ten hit since late 2019.

OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Good 4 U” (Geffen/Interscope)
Album: Sour (2021)
Past T40 History: Rodrigo’s new one debuted at #36 on the survey over the weekend. It’s the third top 40 hit from her first album.

Next week: there are no new songs listed as impacting at the format after the holiday weekend.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 23, 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. For your butter-flavored bounce up the pop radio chart, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

LIFE’S A PEACH: Justin Bieber scores a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with Daniel Caesar and GIVĒON-assisted “Peaches”. The collaboration also remains atop the chart at the Rhythmic format for a second week.

Five new singles reach the top 40 this week, with the latest single from BTS leading the way with a high debut at #27. “Butter” is their eighth top 40 hit at the format, six of which were credited for their full run and the seventh coming last year when “Savage Love” hit the top spot for Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo in a remixed form. With a likely #1 album coming in Sour next week, Olivia Rodrigo leaps into the top 40 at #36 with “Good 4 U”, her third chart hit from the set. Newcomers Mimi Webb and Sara Kays lift into their top 40 with their first hits to date, respectively: the former’s “Good Without” is up from 44-38, while the latter’s “Remember That Night?” rises from 41-39. Finally, up 45-40 this week, NF returns with his fifth top 40 hit at the format in “Just Like You”.

In the top 50, we have another three entries: at #42, Majid Jordan swims onto the pop list with “Waves Of Blue”. At #45, it’s Marshmello and the Jonas Brothers with “Leave Before You Love Me”, which impacts at both the Hot AC and Top 40 formats this week. Finally, at #49 on the list, Cheat Codes and Tinashe are in with “Lean On Me”, which is unrelated to the song of the same title that became a major hit for Bill Withers in 1972 and Club Nouveau in 1987.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 20, 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. This week’s survey is looking holly and jolly with plenty of chart cheer, including a new tune at the top. Here’s what’s under the musical mistletoe at the format this week:

POSITIONED AT NUMBER ONE: The end of the year brings a new #1 song at the Top 40 format, as Ariana Grande takes the top spot with “Positions”, up 3-1. The song also ranks at #12 and #14 on the Rhythmic and Hot AC radio charts, respectively.

After debuting at #41 last week, “Willow” becomes the 33rd top 40 single at the format for Taylor Swift this week, which moves up to #28 on the list. Her new album Evermore just entered at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart on the most recent update. A little further down the chart, MAX earns his fifth top 40 song to date with “Blueberry Eyes”, rising from 43-39. The tune also marks the first solo top 40 entry for SUGA of the septet BTS. Finally, up from 42-40, Julia Michaels sneaks in with “Lie Like This”, her eighth top 40 hit here.

Four songs are new to the top 50 this week due to a purge of recent lower-charting titles, led by the Black Eyed Peas and Shakira at #42 with “Girl Like Me”. It’s their first charting single together. After reaching the top in a featured spot on 24KGoldn‘s “Mood”, Iann Dior checks in at #47 with his solo release “Holding On”. BTS jumps in at #48 with “Life Goes On”, which recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart due to strong sales numbers. Finally, Chung Ha and R3HAB land at #50 with “Dream Of You”.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 20, 2020

They be all over New Music Friday.

Be a good listener and check out this week’s New Music Friday releases, including top albums from BTS, Megan Thee Stallion and SAINT JHN, as well as great singles from Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith and Shawn Mendes. It’s another monster week and we’re here for it:

Notable albums out this week: Aaron Taos‘s Birthday Boy (Party Favors) (iTunes), BTS‘s Be (iTunes), Dean Brody‘s Boys (iTunes), Harry Hudson‘s Hey, I’m Here For You (iTunes), Jeezy‘s The Recession 2 (iTunes), Jewel‘s Pieces Of You (25th Anniversary) (iTunes), Joseph The Spouse‘s Six Feet From Under (iTunes), Josh Groban‘s Harmony (iTunes), Koe Wetzel‘s Sellout (iTunes), Lady A‘s Ocean (Deluxe) (iTunes), Lee Brice‘s Hey World (iTunes), Megan Thee Stallion‘s Good News (iTunes), Neil Diamond‘s Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra (iTunes), Powfu‘s Some Boring Love Stories Pt. 5 (iTunes), RAYE‘s Euphoric Sad Songs (iTunes), Rich The Kid & YoungBoy Never Broke Again‘s Nobody Safe (iTunes), SAINT JHN‘s While The World Was Burning (iTunes), Tayla Parx‘s Coping Mechanisms (iTunes), Tim McGraw‘s McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019 (iTunes), Make It Up As We Go (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Boon‘s Midnight (iTunes), DaBaby‘s My Brother’s Keeper (Long Live G) (iTunes), Emily Vu‘s Found (iTunes), Glaive‘s Cypress Grove (iTunes), Hauskey‘s Slow (iTunes), Meek Mill‘s Quarantine Pack (iTunes), Spencer Barnett‘s Welcome To My Mind (iTunes), Stela Cole‘s Woman Of The Hour (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“21”, Landon Cube (iTunes)
“A Boy Named Pluto (Acoustic)”, Hailey Knox (iTunes)
“Alibi”, Gold Revere featuring Jomie (iTunes)
“Automatic”, Fly By Midnight featuring Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Bedroom Floor Feelings”, Sarah Barrios featuring Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Best Rapper in the F****n’ World”, GoldLink (iTunes)
“Blue Christmas”, Maddie Walker (iTunes)
“Brick Wall”, A Day To Remember (iTunes)
“Can’t Look Back”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Coke & Mentos”, Salem Ilese (iTunes)
“Cold Feet”, Chord Overstreet (iTunes)
“Distance”, Mammoth WVH (iTunes)
“Don’t Cry”, Bugzy Malone featuring Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“Donuts”, Kenzie featuring Yung Bae (iTunes)
“Dying In The Subtlety”, Cautious Clay (iTunes)
“Estella//”, KennyHoopla featuring Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Feel Good” and “Peppers And Onions”, Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“Feels Right”, Biig Piig (iTunes)
“Flawed”, Wale featuring Gunna (iTunes)
“Girls Call The Shots”, Hannah Dasher (iTunes)
“Hey Boy”, Sia (iTunes)
“Hitman”, Kelly Rowland (iTunes)
“Holding On”, Iann Dior (iTunes)
“How Do I Feel”, Phil Good (iTunes)
“How Low Can You Go”, LP (iTunes)
“I’d Rather Go To Bed”, G Flip (iTunes)
“If You Wanted It Too”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, Mabel (iTunes)
“I’m Sorry”, Mokita & Stand Atlantic (iTunes)
“Is It Just Me?”, Sasha Sloan featuring Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Knicks”, Cochise (iTunes)
“Last Christmas”, Johnny Orlando (iTunes)
“Last Time”, 5West (iTunes)
“Livin’ The Dream”, “Still Goin’ Down” and “Somebody’s Problem”, Morgan Wallen (iTunes)
“Love Not War (The Tampa Beat)”, Jason Derulo featuring Nuka (iTunes)
“Man’s World”, Marina (iTunes)
“Matter Of Time” and “Say Hi”, Eddie Vedder (iTunes)
“Me Gusta (Remix)”, Anitta featuring Cardi B & 24KGoldn (iTunes)
“Me Vs. The World”, The All-American Rejects (iTunes)
“Million”, Fickle Friends (iTunes)
“Monster”, Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“Move On”, Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“My Head And My Heart”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“New Boy”, Samantha Jade (iTunes)
“Nightmare”, Scott Quinn (iTunes)
“Nineteen”, Sam Johnson (iTunes)
“Old Love”, Arlissa (iTunes)
“One Day”, Catie Turner (iTunes)
“Part Of Me”, Joel Baker (iTunes)
“Pick Up Your Feelings”, Jazmine Sullivan (iTunes)
“Piece Of Cake”, Roxette (iTunes)
“Power”, Kevin Gates & Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“Prisoner”, Miley Cyrus & Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Richest Man Alive”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“Roots”, Lucy Spraggan (iTunes)
“Safe With Me”, Gryffin featuring Audrey Mika (iTunes)
“Send It!”, Hooligan Hefs (iTunes)
“Share That Love (Acoustic)”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“Sick Of It”, Vanic x Bryce Fox (iTunes)
“Silent Night”, NEEDTOBREATHE (iTunes)
“Slow Summer (Acoustic)”, Zachary Knowles (iTunes)
“Something Better”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Stay With Me”, Emma Steinbakken (iTunes)
“Stuck In My Head”, Captain Cuts featuring AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Sunbeam”, Kian (iTunes)
“Tell Me About You”, Kina featuring Mishaal (iTunes)
“The Chain”, New Dialogue (iTunes)
“The End”, Justin Jesso (iTunes)
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, James Blake (iTunes)
“The Lighthouse Keeper”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“There’s No Insurance For A Broken Heart”, Ryan Woods (iTunes)
“Think I’m Crazy (Unplugged)”, Two Feet (iTunes)
“TLK”, GOLDHOUSE & Hux (iTunes)
“Two Queens In A King Sized Bed”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“Vibrate”, Jerome Farah (iTunes)
“Walked Through Hell”, Anson Seabra (iTunes)
“Warm December”, Sabrina Claudio (iTunes)
“Weekend”, Birds Of Tokyo (iTunes)
“What Am I Doing?”, Taia (iTunes)

Next week, the current albums from Miley Cyrus and Steps 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 (November 8, 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. The Top 40 radio panel should be electing a new #1 song later this month, but until then, let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

YOU’RE GOLDN: 24KGoldn and Iann Dior remain very strong at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the third week in a row with “Mood”. The single gained more than 1,100 spins vs. last week and is well over 3,000 spins ahead of the song at #2. The summit will probably be pretty moody again next week, as the collaboration earns a fourth frame at the top.

Ariana Grande earns her 24th top 40 hit at the format with “34+35”, leaping from 45-33. It’s the second single to enter the top 40 from her recent #1 album Positions. Salem Ilese is also on the move with a recent viral TikTok hit “Mad At Disney”, up from 41-40 this week. It’s her first top 40 entry here.

In the top 50, Maluma‘s “Hawái” debuts at #47 on the chart, thanks in part to a new remix that features The Weeknd. Landing at #50, MAX starts on the chart with “Blueberry Eyes”, a collaboration that includes SUGA of the well-known K-pop group BTS. The song can be found on MAX’s album Colour Vision, which was released in September.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 11, 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. Plenty of huge releases are levitating up the chart this week, so let’s see what’s popping at the format:

“LOVE” GOES ON: Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo hold at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)”, a title that they share with BTS due to a new remix of it. The collaboration easily earned a second week at the top and it should grab a third week before its run concludes. “Savage” also ranks in the top ten at the Hot AC (#6) and Rhythmic (#10) formats.

In the top 40, Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating” leaps from 45-27 on this week’s Top 40 chart, becoming her 11th top 40 hit at the format. Up from 42-34, Travis Scott, Young Thug and M.I.A. roll in with “Franchise”. The track becomes their ninth, fourth and second top 40 entries, respectively, a week after the collaboration debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Why Don’t We lifts from 48-38 on the chart with “Fallin'”, their fifth top 40 entry to date. Finally, format newcomer Tate McRae is up from 41-39 with “You Broke Me First”, a song that is already a top ten hit in countries like Australia, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom.

The top 50 is also pretty busy this week: the Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear collaboration “My Ex’s Best Friend” grabs a spot in the region before its impact date on Tuesday, debuting at #43. The single also lands just below the top 40 at Alternative radio. Ali Gatie and Alessia Cara are new at #44 with “Welcome Back”, followed by newcomer Salem Ilese‘s “Mad At Disney” at #46. New at #47 this week, Bastille is back in the top 50 on the pop survey for the first time in a year and a half with “Survivin'”, which is also growing at two other formats: Alternative and Hot AC. Lastly, Olivia Rox‘s “Shooting Star” is in at #50.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 25, 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: Snap, crackle… BTS pops at the Top 40 format in a big way! Let’s add ’em up:

BEYOND THE ADDS: To no one’s surprise, BTS and their new single “Dynamite” are absolutely explosive at the Top 40 format, as the song blasts in with 171 adds on impact, their biggest opening to date so far. The track started at #32 on last week’s published chart and should fly up in the coming days, especially given all the new action on it. Activity has been limited for it at other formats since its release, though “Dynamite” has received some smaller airplay at both Hot AC and Rhythmic stations.

Landing in second place, up from tenth last week, 24KGoldn and Iann Dior also scored a huge win for “Mood”, in with 64 adds.

Recent TikTok hits from Claire Rosinkranz and Dixie D’Amelio also reached the top ten on the log this week: the latter’s track “Be Happy” landed in seventh place with 18 stations, while the former’s EP cut “Backyard Boy” started in eighth with 16.

Charting singles from AJRAva Max and Miley Cyrus returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, including data on the Calvin Harris and The Weeknd collaboration that you may be bumping by the weeknd.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BTS, “Dynamite” (BigHit/Columbia)
2. 24KGOLDN featuring IANN DIOR, “Mood” (RECORDS-Columbia)
3. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
4. ZARA LARSSON, “Wow” (TEN/Epic)
5. MILEY CYRUS, “Midnight Sky” (RCA)
6. SURF MESA featuring EMILEE, “ILY (I Love You Baby)” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
7. DIXIE D’AMELIO, “Be Happy” (Dam Fam/HITCO)
8. CLAIRE ROSINKRANZ, “Backyard Boy” (Slowplay/Republic)
9-T. AJR, “Bang!” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
9-T. AVA MAX, “Kings & Queens” (Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 24-25, 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:

BTS – “Dynamite” (BigHit/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The popular K-pop band just earned their sixth top 40 song at the format, which now sits just below the top 30.

DIXIE D’AMELIO – “Be Happy” (Dam Fam/HITCO)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: D’Amelio should be really happy, in fact, as this is the TikTok star’s first single to ever impact at a radio format.

JXDN – “Angels & Demons” (DTA/EMG)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Another notable TikTok user is impacting here this week. On Alternative radio, “So What!” is new to the top 50.

Next week, BLACKPINK is in your area and serving some “Ice Cream” (and a bit of adds action) with Selena Gomez.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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