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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 26, 2021

An easier Christmas chart.

DEBUTS
(none)

TOP GAINERS
28. Elton John & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. LANY – Ex I Never Had (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Duran Duran – Anniversary (10) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (07) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
08. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Sting – Rushing Water (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Adele – Oh My God (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (03) | PEAK: #02
02. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Easy On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sadie Jean – WYD Now? (9)
2. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (1)
3. The Walters – I Love You So (2)
4. Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay (3)
5. JESSIA – But I Don’t (4)
6. Austin George – Hands On You (7)
7. JP Saxe – Soft Landing (6)
8. Big Time Rush – Call It Like I See It (10)
9. Aiyana-Lee – Rich Kids (-)
10. Walk The Moon – Win Anyway (-)

In The Mix:
Andy Grammer – Love Myself (new)
FLETCHER & Hayley Kiyoko – Cherry (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Ho-ho-holding onto the top spot on my personal chart, Adele spends a sixth big week at the summit with “Easy On Me”. This will likely be the song’s last week at the top, as new singles by Benson Boone, Silk Sonic and… yes, Adele herself are all bulleted in the top five. There’s little action elsewhere on the chart, as no songs enter the top 40 and the top movers are up a mere five notches from last week.
  • Stay tuned for my Top 100 of 2021 this week, featuring international hits from Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Olivia Rodrigo and more!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 19, 2021

“On” top of the chart.

DEBUTS
40. Joshua Bassett – Crisis
39. Jennifer Lopez – On My Way
38. Jimmy Fallon featuring Ariana Grande & Megan Thee Stallion – It Was A… (Masked Christmas) | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Emmy Meli – I Am Woman (40)
31. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
30. Ed Sheeran & Elton John – Merry Christmas (35)
28. Avril Lavigne – Bite Me (33)
27. LANY – Ex I Never Had (32)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Duran Duran – Anniversary (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. Sting – Rushing Water (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Adele – Oh My God (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (05) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
06. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Easy On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (1)
2. The Walters – I Love You So (2)
3. Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay (9)
4. JESSIA – But I Don’t (4)
5. Neon Trees – Holiday Rock (5)
6. JP Saxe – Soft Landing (7)
7. Austin George – Hands On You (-)
8. BoyWithUke – Toxic (3)
9. Sadie Jean – WYD Now? (-)
10. Big Time Rush – Call It Like I See It (-)

In The Mix:
Aiyana-Lee – Rich Kids
Astrid S & Dagny – Pretty

Chart Notes:

  • The weather may be getting colder, but Adele‘s hot streak at the top continues with “Easy On Me”, which leads my personal chart for a fifth week in a row. She is also on the way up the chart with “Oh My God”, which launches into the top ten with a move from 12-8. Taylor Swift earns the Biggest Mover this week, up from 39-31 with her re-recorded version of “All Too Well”. Coming in at #38, comedian and host Jimmy Fallon has the top new entry on the countdown with his Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion-assisted “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)”. From the upcoming movie Marry Me, Jennifer Lopez enters at #39 with “On My Way”, her first song affiliated with a film in which she appears in to chart since 2002’s “Alive”, which was written for Enough. Lastly, “Crisis” debuts at #40 for Joshua Bassett, best known for his role in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 7, 2021

DEBUTS
40. Bastille – No Bad Days
39. Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti
38. Benson Boone – Ghost Town
37. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Scott Helman – Pretty (35)
18. Sting – Rushing Water (23)
12. Jax – Like My Father (19) | BIGGEST MOVER
11. Troye Sivan – Angel Baby (16)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (07) | PEAK: #07
09. Silk Sonic – Skate (09) | PEAK: #02
08. John Mayer – Wild Blue (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – I Want It All (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Adele – Easy On Me (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
01. Duran Duran – Anniversary (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Dean Lewis – Looks Like Me (4)
2. Trevor Daniel – Alone (1)
3. TWICE – The Feels (2)
4. ABBA – Just A Notion (5)
5. U2 – Your Song Saved My Life (-)
6. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (3)
7. Jenna Raine – See You Later (Ten Years) (-)
8. The Wanted – Rule The World (6)
9. The Walters – I Love You So (10)
10. JESSIA – But I Don’t (-)

In The Mix:
Elton John & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket (new)
Joel Corry featuring Mabel – I Wish
Kelly Clarkson – Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You) (new)
Kylie Minogue and Jessie Ware – Kiss Of Life
Kylie Minogue and Years & Years – A Second To Midnight
Neon Trees – Holiday Rock (new)
Rob Thomas – Small Town Christmas (new)
Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Forty years after releasing their debut album, Duran Duran is still making some quality music and their current single certainly proves it. “Anniversary” rises from 2-1 on my personal chart this week, becoming the band’s fourth #1 tune since 2005. It follows “Invisible”, the lead single from Future Past, which reached #3 earlier this year. American Idol alum Jax scores the week’s Biggest Mover with “Like My Father”, which leaps from 19-12 and continues to see airplay at the Hot AC radio format. The debut activity picks back up this week with four new titles in the top 40, led by the third chart entry from the duo Silk Sonic: at #37, “Smokin’ Out The Window” previews An Evening With Silk Sonic, which comes out on Friday. Another Idol alum is in at #38: it’s Benson Boone with “Ghost Town”, which continues to grow from a viral TikTok moment. Ed Sheeran is next with “Overpass Graffiti”, which lands at #39. It’s the third chart hit from his recent album =. Finally, Bastille enters at #40 with “No Bad Days”, the second song to chart from their forthcoming album Give Me The Future.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 31, 2021

The “heart” of the Halloween chart.

DEBUTS
40. Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Scott Helman – Pretty (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Sting – Rushing Water (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
08. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (13) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – Wild Blue (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Silk Sonic – Skate (05) | PEAK: #02
08. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – I Want It All (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Adele – Easy On Me (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Duran Duran – Anniversary (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Trevor Daniel – Alone (1)
2. TWICE – The Feels (2)
3. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (6)
4. Dean Lewis – Looks Like Me (-)
5. ABBA – Just A Notion (9)
6. The Wanted – Rule The World (7)
7. Kylie Minogue and Years & Years – A Second To Midnight (8)
8. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (-)
9. Bastille – No Bad Days (-)
10. The Walters – I Love You So (-)

In The Mix:
Gavin James – Greatest Hits
Jenna Raine – See You Later (Ten Years) (new)
Joel Corry featuring Mabel – I Wish (new)
Kylie Minogue & Jessie Ware – Kiss Of Life (new)
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Smith & Thell – Pixie’s Parasol

Chart Notes:

  • For the eighth week in a row, Elton John and Dua Lipa top my personal chart with “Cold Heart”, tying for the longest-running #1 song of the year. Waiting in the wings for another week, songs from Duran Duran (#2), Kacey Musgraves (#3), Ed Sheeran (#4) and Adele (#5) are still looking for an opening. Only only new entry cracks the countdown this week: “Fall Into Me”, landing at #40 for Forest Blakk. The song impacts at the Hot AC format in about a week.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 19, 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 easiest winner of the year is, of course, Adele. Let’s add ’em up:

“EASY” DOES IT: As expected, it was a huge week for Adele at the Top 40 format with “Easy On Me”. It’s now the eighth title in the plays-per-week era to clear the entire panel in one week, scoring all 179 adds on impact. In fact, across the United States and Canada, the track got 528 adds in total when combining all formats. The lead single from 30 debuted at #22 on the Top 40 chart last weekend.

In second place, Anitta picked up 36 adds for the Saweetie-assisted “Faking Love”. The collaboration also performed well at the Rhythmic format, landing in the same runner-up position with another 33 stations there. The single marks the follow-up to “Girl From Rio”, which got as high as #22 the pop chart for Anitta this past July.

Rounding out the top three, Imagine Dragons finished in third place with “Follow You”. It impacted and earned 25 new stations, bringing its historic total to 42. The song spent five nonconsecutive weeks at #1 at the Alternative format between April and July.

Charting singles from Coldplay, Jesy Nelson and The Anxiety 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. ADELE, “Easy On Me” (Columbia)
2. ANITTA featuring SAWEETIE, “Faking Love” (Warner)
3. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Follow You” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
4. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
5. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
6. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
7. BBNO$ featuring RICH BRIAN, “Edamame” (Mtheory/Further.)
8. JESY NELSON featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Boyz” (Republic)
9. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
10-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
10-T. NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 12, 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 Top 40 format gets anxious, as The Anxiety continues to perform. Let’s add ’em up:

SEE “SPOT” RUN: The format continues to embrace the first top 40 single for The Anxiety, the duo of Willow and Tyler Cole, who take the top spot on the adds report with “Meet Me At Our Spot”. With 33 new adds this week, it finished only one station ahead of the impacting “Boyz”, a new collaboration from Jesy Nelson (formerly of Little Mix) and Nicki Minaj.

The only other impacting song of note is “Chosen”, which tied for fourth place this week with 22 adds. It’s the first time in the top five on the adds report here for Blxst, though his collaborators Tyga and Ty Dolla $ign have ranked high in the past.

Charting singles from Lil Nas X, Nessa Barrett and Trevor Daniel 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. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
2. JESY NELSON featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Boyz” (Republic)
3. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
4-T. BLXST & TYGA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Chosen” (Red Bull/Evgle/in2une)
4-T. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
6. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
7. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Columbia)
8. LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
9. TREVOR DANIEL, “Alone” (Alamo/RCA)
10. NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 5, 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 pop radio universe is revolving around Coldplay and BTS. Let’s add ’em up:

A UNIVERSAL REPORT: After starting in second place last week, “My Universe” earned another 38 adds this week, as Coldplay and BTS have the Most Added song at the Top 40 format. The collaboration entered at #32 on the survey this past weekend and flew to #1 on the Hot 100 update from earlier this week. Last week’s leader from Lil Nas X fell to second place, as “That’s What I Want” picked up 34 more adds.

The first track to impact at the format from the K-pop group TWICE was just behind them at 32 adds this week, with “The Feels” coming in third place. At 28 adds and a fourth place start, Trevor Daniel is in with “Alone”, which he hopes will become his second #1 hit to date.

Rounding out the top five and moving up from last week’s report, The Anxiety (the duo of Willow and Tyler Cole) secured an additional 24 adds for “Meet Me At Our Spot”.

Charting singles from GIVĒON and the Jonas Brothers 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. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
2. LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
3. TWICE, “The Feels” (JYP/Republic)
4. TREVOR DANIEL, “Alone” (Alamo/RCA)
5. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
6. JONAS BROTHERS, “Who’s In Your Head” (Republic)
7. DRAKE featuring FUTURE & YOUNG THUG, “Way 2 Sexy” (OVO/Republic)
8-T. BBNO$ featuring RICH BRIAN, “Edamame” (Mtheory/Further.)
8-T. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
8-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 3, 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. Tonight is definitely a winner at the pop format, so it’s time to check out what’s popping at the format this week:

“STAY” IN PLACE: It’s a fifth week at #1 for The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber with “Stay”, which is back up over 370 spins and nearly 2,200 ahead of the song in second place.

Landing at #32 this week, Coldplay and BTS gravitate into the top 40 with “My Universe”. The collaboration is the second chart single from Coldplay’s forthcoming album Music Of The Spheres and their 14th overall. Additionally, BTS earns their ninth top 40 song to date. Climbing from 41-39 on the list, “Edamame” is not only a healthy hit title, but the first top 40 entry for both Bbno$ and Rich Brian at the format. Up from 43-40, Farruko also achieves his first top 40 song with the viral hit “Pepas”, the name of a popular jam-filled cookie.

In the top 50, Monsta X has a monster debut at #43 with “One Day”, as the group hopes to earn their third top 40 single later this month. “I Feel Good” is in at #46, as the current collaboration from Pitbull, Anthony Watts and DJWS continues to pick up new airplay. Shouse is next in line at #47 with “Love Tonight”, with the duo riding a wave of TikTok support for their track that was originally released back in 2017. The latest singles from Chlöe and GIVĒON are also new to the survey, with the former’s “Have Mercy” debuting at #48 and the latter’s “For Tonight” starting at #49. The two songs are also gaining particularly well at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 28, 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: radio really wants Lil Nas X and the feeling is mutual. Let’s add ’em up:

“WANT” FLAUNTS: The third top 40 song from Montero is a smash on the pop airwaves, as Lil Nas X claimed the top spot on this week’s adds report at the Top 40 format. “That’s What I Want” scored 73 new stations during today’s session, which was ten adds ahead of the song that settled into the runner-up spot: “My Universe”, the buzzy collaboration from Coldplay and BTS. Given its 63 adds on impact, the tune should chart in the coming days.

Outside of the top three, new releases from GIVĒON, The Anxiety and Troye Sivan also entered the top ten for the first time.

Charting singles from the Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber and Walker Hayes 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. LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
2. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
3. JONAS BROTHERS, “Who’s In Your Head” (Republic)
4. DRAKE featuring FUTURE & YOUNG THUG, “Way 2 Sexy” (OVO/Republic)
5-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Ghost” (Def Jam)
5-T. TROYE SIVAN, “Angel Baby” (Capitol)
7. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
8. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
9-T. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
9-T. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 27-28, 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 singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
Album: Music Of The Spheres (2021)
Past T40 History: This new release should easily become the 14th top 40 hit for Coldplay on the Top 40 list and the ninth for BTS.

GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This performer led the Top 40 list for four weeks earlier this year assisting Justin Bieber on the track “Peaches”.

LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
Album: Montero (2021)
Past T40 History: Lil Nas X just picked up his sixth top 40 hit with this song, which is also the third from his new album Montero.

THE ANXIETY, “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
Album: The Anxiety (2020)
Past T40 History: This duo features Willow, who holds in the top 50 on the list with her Travis Barker-assisted “Transparentsoul”.

TROYE SIVAN, “Angel Baby” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Sivan was recently featured on “You”, a collaboration with Regard that reached the top ten on the list in August.

Next week: Charli XCX impacts with her latest single… and it’s a good one.

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