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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 17, 2019

Imagine that! A new chart-topper.

DEBUTS
39. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me
37. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Backstreet Boys – No Place (31)
20. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (27)
17. Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes (22)
15. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (21)
11. Westlife – Hello My Love (16)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maggie Rogers – Light On (08) | PEAK: #03
09. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (06) | PEAK: #03
08. George Ezra – Hold My Girl (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Backstreet Boys – Chances (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. The Strumbellas – Salvation (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kian – Waiting (1)
2. half•alive – Still Feel (2)
3. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (4)
4. Dan + Shay – Speechless (3)
5. Betty Who – I Remember (6)
6. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (10)
7. MKTO – How Can I Forget (5)
8. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (8)
9. Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back (-)
10. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (-)

In The Mix:
Anna Clendening – Invisible (new)
Bebe Rexha – Last Hurrah (new)
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back (new)
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
James TW – You & Me
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years
Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up (new)
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Max Frost – Money Problems
NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cuts featuring Georgia Ku – So Close (new)
Ocean Park Standoff – Good Time (new)
Sara Bareilles – Fire (new)
Sasha Sloan – Older
Sheppard – On My Way
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin
X Ambassadors – Boom
Zedd & Katy Perry – 365 (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After years of making my personal chart and not reaching the top spot, the Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons finally captures my #1 song of the week with “Bad Liar”. It’s the second radio single from the album Origins. Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves rises from 36-26 with the Biggest Mover on this week’s list, “Rainbow”. It’s a tune from Golden Hour, winner for Album Of The Year. The two debuts in the countdown both impact at the Hot AC format by the end of the month: Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved”, already a hit across Europe, starts at #37, while Dermot Kennedy‘s “Power Over Me”, currently in the top ten at Triple A radio here in the States, bows at #39. It’s the first entry for both male singers.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 10, 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. As the Grammy Awards hit the small screen this evening, providing some great performances and equally great wins, let’s see what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

“ME” TIMES THREE: Recent Saturday Night Live host and singer Halsey stays at #1 for a third week with “Without Me” with a small drop in spins from last week. At this time, “Without” is well ahead of competition and is poised to remain at the summit for its fourth week, but this could change around the midweek point. We’ll see what happens. Meanwhile, there’s a massive amount of new entries and big movers towards the bottom half of the survey, so let’s not waste any time and dig into those titles…

The action starts at #30 with newcomer FLETCHER‘s first top 40 tune, “Undrunk”, soaring from #45 last week. It’s the first of five tracks that are new to the region this week, which is followed by “Bad Liar” by Imagine Dragons, moving from 42-32. This is their tenth time in the top 40 at this format. Further down, George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” shoots into the top 40, moving from 41-38. The hit is his first to make the top 40 here since 2015’s “Budapest”, which reached #18 that June. One spot below that single, “Giant” moves from 44-39 for Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man in their first collaboration together. Individually, the two artists collect their 20th and second top 40 songs, respectively. Closing things out, NF scores his third top 40 entry with “If You Want Love”, up 43-40.

There are six (!) additional debuts in the top 50 this week from a range of performers and collaborations: the highest of them is “I’ve Been Waiting” from Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen featuring Fall Out Boy at #43. The new radio single from Ariana Grande‘s thank u, next album, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored”, follows at #44. Ally Brooke scores her first solo hit with the Tyga-assisted “Low Key” at #45, while format newcomer Jeremy Zucker lands at #47 with “comethru”. “Who Do You Love” comes onto the chart at #48 for The Chainsmokers featuring 5 Seconds Of Summer, which is likely to have a solid impact week (as should Grande’s new entry) on Tuesday. Last, but certainly not least, Jake Miller‘s “Wait For You” is in at #50. Phew… that was a lot. Stay tuned for more chart craziness next week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 10, 2019

Nothing breaks like a chart.

DEBUTS
40. Dido – Give You Up
38. Passenger – Survivors
36. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Smith & Thell featuring Swedish Jam Factory – Forgive Me Friend (39)
33. Lizzo – Juice (36)
31. Backstreet Boys – No Place (36)
27. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Maren Morris – Girl (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
21. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (26)
09. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (15) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho (06) | PEAK: #06
09. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (15) | PEAK: #09
08. Maggie Rogers – Light On (07) | PEAK: #03
07. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (03) | PEAK: #03
05. The Strumbellas – Salvation (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Backstreet Boys – Chances (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kian – Waiting (2)
2. half•alive – Still Feel (1)
3. Dan + Shay – Speechless (5)
4. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (10)
5. MKTO – How Can I Forget (6)
6. Betty Who – I Remember (7)
7. American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart – Neighborhood (4)
8. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (8)
9. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (-)
10. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (-)

In The Mix:
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me
Emily King – Look At Me Now
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back
James TW – You & Me
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Genius
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Max Frost – Money Problems (new)
Rachel Crow – Up All Night
Sasha Sloan – Older
Sheppard – On My Way
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin (new)
X Ambassadors – Boom (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s another week at the top for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus with “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, spending their second frame at the top. In a solid week for notable movers, with seven titles rising either five or six spots, the week’s survey also has a healthy pack of three debuts in the top 40. Leading the way, “Rainbow” from Kacey Musgraves enters at #36. It’s the second chart song off her album Golden Hour, which produced a #2 hit last year in “High Horse”. Passenger scores his tenth top 40 single on my chart with “Survivors”, placing at #38. It’s the follow-up song to “Hell Or High Water”, which got as high as #6 last year. Finally, at #40, Dido returns with her first top 40 hit since January 2004. “Give You Up” is from her forthcoming album Still On My Mind, coming 15 years after “White Flag”, which reached #2 on my chart, fell out of the survey.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 27, 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. We’re finishing off the month of January on a strong note with yet another week of pop power, including a new #1 song and several exciting debuts. Let’s see what’s popping this Sunday:

MEET “ME” AT THE TOP: After leading the top 40 for a week, Ariana Grande‘s “thank u, next” is bounced out of the top spot, replaced by Halsey‘s “Without Me”, which advances from 3-1. It’s her third #1 single at the Top 40 format, following collaborations with The Chainsmokers (“Closer”, ten weeks in 2016) and G-Eazy (“Him & I”, two weeks in 2018). Next month, the performer is due to appear as the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. She’s also writing and recording her third studio album.

Entering the top 40 this week, LIVVIA‘s “Damn” rises from 44-39 to become her second top 40 hit at the format, while “Zeze” is up from 44-40 to land Kodak Black his second top 40 release as well. The two featured artists on the song, Travis Scott and Offset, earn their fifth and third solo top 40 entries at the format, respectfully. “Zeze” remains atop the Urban chart and recently led the list at Rhythmic radio.

This week’s top 50 debut action gives us four new hits in the region, with Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man‘s “Giant” ahead of the pack at #46. The collaboration is now in the top five in the U.K. and has landed in the top 40 across Europe. “Bad Liar” comes in at #47 for Imagine Dragons, which also soars into the top 50 on the Alternative chart. It’s the band’s follow-up to “Natural”, a #11 entry at the Top 40 format last year that topped the Alternative survey for nine weeks. Dua Lipa‘s soundtrack cut “Swan Song” gets into the action at #49 on the list and will be sure to move up significantly following its impact date this Tuesday. Lastly, at #50, it’s a new song for NF, who topped the chart last year for a week with “Let You Down”. His third and latest single is “If You Want Love”, a cut from his chart-topping 2017 album Perception.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 22, 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: Ariana Grande rings up another pop hit, while NF gets some great love from the panel. Let’s add ’em up:

SEVEN THE HARD WAY: “7 Rings” is ringing a bell across the U.S. this week, as Grande’s latest release leads the updated adds report at the Top 40 format with a huge 143 adds on impact. That massive debut should help carry the title deep into the top ten in the next few weeks, though it will have to contend with her own “thank u, next”, which recently spent its first official week at #1. At this point, “7” remains midway up the chart, boosted by hourly airplay at many stations upon release last Friday.

Also picking up some good support this week, “If You Want Love” from Christian crossover rapper NF should become his third top 40 single at the format, picking up 33 new stations and tying for third place. His two prior songs to chart here are “Let You Down”, which spent a week at #1 last year, and “Lie”, which got as high as #6. Will this one perform as well? We’ll find out soon.

Next week, look out for impacting songs by Alessia Cara (at #9 this week), Dua Lipa and Jake Miller to appear in the top ten.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “7 Rings” (Republic)
2. GESAFFELSTEIN & THE WEEKND, “Lost In The Fire” (Columbia)
3-T. NF, “If You Want Love” (Caroline)
3-T. SAM SMITH & NORMANI, “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol-RCA)
5. POST MALONE, “Wow.” (Republic)
6. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Sue Me” (Hollywood)
7-T. CALVIN HARRIS & RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Giant” (Columbia)
7-T. LIVVIA, “Damn” (12Tone)
9. ALESSIA CARA, “Out Of Love” (Def Jam)
10. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 21-22, 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 four fresh hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ARIANA GRANDE – “7 Rings” (Republic)
Album: thank u, next (2019)
Past T40 History: After hourly airplay on Friday, Grande’s new track is already in the top 30, as “thank u, next” finally reaches #1.

CALVIN HARRIS & RAG’N’BONE MAN – “Giant” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Harris may be a regular at the format, but Rag’n’Bone Man last charted here with 2017’s “Human”, a #32 entry.

GEORGE EZRA – “Shotgun” (Columbia)
Album: Staying At Tamara’s (2018)
Past T40 History: Though quite successful in Europe, Ezra’s sole top 40 single at this format is 2015’s “Budapest”, peaking at #18.

NF – “If You Want Love” (Caroline)
Album: Perception (2018)
Past T40 History: Of his two top 40 entries, his biggest single to date, “Let You Down”, spent one week at #1 in March of last year.

Next week: Jake Miller looks to score his first top 40 entry since the fall of 2014 with “Wait For You”.

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

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 15, 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: we feel the burn at the top, as several impacting records burst into the top ten with big totals. Let’s add ’em up:

“FIRE” UP THE ADDS: It was a competitive week for two collaborations on the Top 40 adds report, as both accumulated bigger numbers this Tuesday, but by the end of the session, “Lost In The Fire” from Gesaffelstein & The Weekend paced just ahead of “Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith & Normani, with final totals of 118 and 98 stations, respectively. Both of these singles will land well into the top 40 by the published update on Sunday, with “Lost” having the early edge for the higher of the debuts. It’s also possible that both titles could appear in the top five on the adds report again next week, though that’ll depend on the results of several new impacting songs. (See below for more information.)

LIVVIA‘s “Damn” also managed to break into the top five on the new report, securing 23 stations and a fifth place finish. With the Cumulus block add it recently earned, the tune is quickly rising through the top 50 and could easily eclipse the peak of the Quavo-assisted “Catch A Body”, which reached #37 last May.

Next week, look out for three impacting tracks from Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man (ranked at #8 this week), George Ezra and NF to sport some major action on the list.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. GESAFFELSTEIN & THE WEEKND, “Lost In The Fire” (Columbia)
2. SAM SMITH & NORMANI, “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol-RCA)
3. POST MALONE, “Wow.” (Republic)
4. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Sue Me” (Hollywood)
5. LIVVIA, “Damn” (12Tone)
6. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
7-T. CALVIN HARRIS & RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Giant” (Columbia)
7-T. LAUREN DAIGLE, “You Say” (Centricity/12Tone/Warner Bros.)
9. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
10. LOUD LUXURY featuring BRANDO, “Body” (Armada/in2une)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 11, 2019

“Stranger” things have happened.

The mix of collaborations are hot this Friday, as January’s release schedule slowly starts to heat up. Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market today:

Notable albums out this week: Asiahn‘s Love Train 2 (iTunes), Gnash‘s We (iTunes), Randy Houser‘s Magnolia (iTunes), Taking Back Sunday‘s Twenty (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Ben Rector‘s MPLS Magic (iTunes), Hunter Roberson‘s It’s Okay, I’m Fine (iTunes)

Notable remix packages out this week: TBA

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1999 (Stripped)”, Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“All Night”, Example (iTunes)
“American Spirit”, Washington (iTunes)
“Anti-Everything”, Lost Kings featuring Loren (iTunes)
“Backbone”, Mathes featuring Caroline Kole (iTunes)
“Believer (Remix)”, Imagine Dragons featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Blur (Felix Cartal Remix)”, (iTunes)
“Break The Rules”, UNSECRET featuring Anna Mae (iTunes)
“Candlelight (Remix)”, Zhavia featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Complicated”, Raiche (iTunes)
“Dancing With A Stranger”, Sam Smith & Normani (iTunes)
“Dead End”, Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“Drive”, Charlotte Cardin (iTunes)
“Find Somebody Else”, Secondhand Serenade (iTunes)
“Getting Closer (Acoustic)”, Justin Jesso (iTunes)
“Giant”, Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Hello My Love”, Westlife (iTunes)
“High Hopes (Don Diablo Remix)”, Panic! At The Disco (iTunes)
“Holding Out For You”, Fedez featuring Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have – But I Have It”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Hospitalized”, Broods (iTunes)
“I Remember”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“I Want It All”, Coin (iTunes)
“I’m Alright”, Brasstracks featuring R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“I’m Not In Love”, Kelsey Lu (iTunes)
“If You Wanna Be Loved”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Jumpin On A Jet”, Future (iTunes)
“Just You And I (2019)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Kinder Eyes”, Ryan Riback featuring Ryann (iTunes)
“Learn To Let Go”, Welshly Arms (iTunes)
“Let Me Down Slowly”, Alec Benjamin + Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Longshot”, Catfish And The Bottleman (iTunes)
“Lost In The Fire”, Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd (iTunes)
“More Than That”, Lauren Jauregui (iTunes)
“New Man”, BloodPop (iTunes)
“Nights Like This”, Kehlani featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Numb”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Orange Juice” and “Stargazing With Patrick Bateman”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Over My Head”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Party Pill”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“People”, Short Pier (iTunes)
“Playinwithme (Remix)”, KYLE featuring Jay Park (iTunes)
“Queen Of Hearts”, Cary Brothers (iTunes)
“Saturday Nights (Remix)”, Khalid featuring Kane Brown (iTunes)
“Scared Of Love”, Rudimental featuring RAY BLK & Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Speechless (Acoustic)” and “Tequila (Acoustic)”, Dan + Shay (iTunes)
“Spendin'”, ILoveMakonnen featuring Gucci Mane (iTunes)
“Stay Around”, American Authors (iTunes)
“Tension”, Jack & Jack (iTunes)
“This Land”, Gary Clark Jr. (iTunes)
“Thoughtless”, Monica Martin (iTunes)
“Timebomb”, Walk The Moon (iTunes)
“Want You Back”, Grey featuring LÉON (iTunes)
“When I Was Older”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Without Me”, Halsey featuring Juice WRLD (iTunes)
“Woman (Live)”, Wrabel (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Alice Merton, Cody Johnson, Maggie Rogers and many more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2018: Part Four, 10-6

The top ten is here on Adam’s Top 100 of 2018! The cream of the pop is ready for you, so enjoy all the great music ahead…

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.

10. KESHA featuring THE DAP-KINGS HORNS, “Woman”
Album: Rainbow
Label: Kemosabe/RCA
Peak: #1 for six weeks
Weeks: 24
Points: 686

This year had so many important women in the news, with some calling it the “Year Of The Woman” after the midterm election season. On my year-end survey, the first of three female artists in the top ten for 2018 is Kesha, who also claimed my #10 song for 2017 with “Praying” and recently debuted on my chart with “Here Comes The Change” from the movie On The Basis Of Sex, based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Is Kesha due to have my #10 song of 2019 with that soundtrack cut? We’ll see what happens next December.

09. ARIANA GRANDE, “No Tears Left To Cry”
Album: Sweetener
Label: Republic
Peak: #2 for five weeks
Weeks: 25
Points: 689

After a horrible bombing at her 2017 concert in Manchester, England, Grande persevered and so did her fans. Three singles off her current album have hit #1 or #2 on the Top 40 radio chart, with “thank u, next” (the title cut off her forthcoming album) soaring at radio and retail through the holidays. Though “No” stalled at #2 on my chart for five weeks without hitting the top, that total is well below the record. With a new and exciting era ready to dominate the charts internationally next year, the singer won’t be shedding many tears at all anytime soon.

08. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Younger”
Album: A Great Big World
Label: Epic
Peak: #1 for four weeks
Weeks: 24
Points: 690

One of the more consistent duos on my chart over the last few years is this act, comprised of Ian Axel and Chad King. This nostalgic tune is the first single off their forthcoming self-titled release, and it certainly brought back some memories for me, as it earned the two guys their third #1 hit on my list since 2014. In total, Axel and King have spent 15 career weeks at the top of my survey, following a seven-week run in 2014 for “Already Home” and a four-week run in 2015 for “Hold Each Other”. Will 2019 provide the men with another great big radio hit?

07. JOHN MAYER, “New Light”
Album: (single only)
Label: Snack Money/Columbia
Peak: #2 for two weeks
Weeks: 26
Points: 695

In a year that saw artists like Avril Lavigne and the Backstreet Boys reach #1 on my chart for the first time in well over a decade, this single by Mayer was well on its way to achieving the same. Unfortunately, it fell a bit short, but it was the performer’s highest-charting song since “Waiting On The World To Change”, a four-week chart-topper from October and November 2006 that ranked at #8 on that year’s list. Will the singer and songwriter finally have his next #1 track here in 2019, when he’s poised to release new music? Stay tuned for his “New” jam.

06. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss”
Album: Dua Lipa (Complete Edition)
Label: Columbia-Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for five weeks
Weeks: 27
Points: 729

Dua Lipa was pretty much everywhere in 2018, and rightfully so: the international superstar is making some incredible music right now. A collaboration with DJ/producer Calvin Harris becomes her highest-charting song of four on my year-end survey, which spent five weeks at #1 on my weekly list and topped plenty of national charts throughout Europe. Both performers have new music on the horizon, with Lipa’s soundtrack cut from Alita: Battle Angel (titled “Swan Song”) coming in the next few weeks. Until then, we can all “Kiss” this year goodbye.

Stay tuned for the final installment 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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