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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 3, 2019

“Time” for a new #1.

DEBUTS
38. Julia Michaels featuring Niall Horan – What A Time
37. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over
34. John Mayer – I Guess I Just Feel Like | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. P!nk – Walk Me Home (31)
(see #7 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (09) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
09. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Backstreet Boys – Chances (06) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (16) | PEAK: #07
06. Westlife – Hello My Love (07) | PEAK: #06
05. The Strumbellas – Salvation (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (4)
2. Kian – Waiting (3)
3. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (6)
4. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (-)
5. Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up (10)
6. Betty Who – I Remember (5)
7. Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back (8)
8. MKTO – How Can I Forget (7)
9. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (9)
10. Ocean Park Standoff – Good Time (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Feel Something
AJ Mitchell – All My Friends (new)
Anna Clendening – Invisible
Bebe Rexha – Last Hurrah
Bülow – Sweet Little Lies (new)
Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
Galantis featuring OneRepublic – Bones (new)
H.E.R. – Hard Place
James Bay featuring Julia Michaels – Peer Pressure
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Jonas Brothers – Sucker (new)
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years
Maggie Rogers – Burning (new)
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Max Frost – Money Problems
Nina Nesbitt – The Best You Had (new)
NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cuts featuring Georgia Ku – So Close
Sara Bareilles – Fire
Sasha Sloan – Older
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin
Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her (new)
X Ambassadors – Boom

Chart Notes:

  • Climbing from 3-1 this week, “Timebomb” becomes the fifth #1 on my personal chart for the Ohio band Walk The Moon. They last led my top 40 in late 2017 with “One Foot”, which had a six-week run at the summit. Hot singles from Kacey Musgraves, P!nk and Rob Thomas move up the most positions on the current update, with Thomas’s “One Less Day (Dying Day)” climbing the furthest, up a huge 11 spots to #26. John Mayer‘s “I Guess I Just Feel Like” leads a pack of three debuts on the countdown, coming in at #34. This track follows “New Light”, which held in the #2 spot for two weeks on my list last year. Billie Eilish scores her first chart single at #37 with the song “When The Party’s Over”, one of two active radio tracks from the highly-anticipated album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, due at the end of the month. As “When” soars at the Top 40 format, the other tune, “Bury A Friend”, is nearing the top 20 on the Alternative chart. Finally, at #38, Julia Michaels and Niall Horan team up for the collaboration “What A Time”, the lead radio single from the former artist’s recent EP Inner Monologue, Pt. 1. The song recently went for adds at the Top 40 format during the same week as Eilish’s record noted above, earning over three dozen adds in a week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 24, 2019

Not a “Bad” week at all.

DEBUTS
37. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young)
31. P!nk – Walk Me Home | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (39)
29. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (37)
16. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (26) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Greg Holden – Something Beautiful (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
08. George Ezra – Hold My Girl (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Westlife – Hello My Love (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Backstreet Boys – Chances (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (06) | PEAK: #05
04. The Strumbellas – Salvation (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (3)
2. John Mayer – I Guess I Just Feel Like (-)
3. Kian – Waiting (1)
4. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (6)
5. Betty Who – I Remember (5)
6. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (10)
7. MKTO – How Can I Forget (7)
8. Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back (9)
9. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (8)
10. Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Feel Something (new)
Anna Clendening – Invisible
Bebe Rexha – Last Hurrah
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
H.E.R. – Hard Place (new)
James Bay featuring Julia Michaels – Peer Pressure (new)
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years
Julia Michaels featuring Niall Horan – What A Time (new)
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Max Frost – Money Problems
NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cuts featuring Georgia Ku – So Close
Ocean Park Standoff – Good Time
Sara Bareilles – Fire
Sasha Sloan – Older
Sheppard – On My Way
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin
X Ambassadors – Boom
Zedd & Katy Perry – 365

Chart Notes:

  • As the Las Vegas group Imagine Dragons remains at #1 for the second week with “Bad Liar” and Kacey Musgraves climbs from 26-16 with “Rainbow”, the week’s Biggest Mover, two top 40 veterans with multiple chart-toppers enter the list with their new hits. In at #31, P!nk has the higher of the two debuts with “Walk Me Home”, which isn’t a hot remake of the 2000 chart entry performed by Mandy Moore. This “Walk” is the lead single from her forthcoming album Hurts 2B Human, due in April. Look out for its splashy debut in the top 25 on the Hot AC survey. A tune that just missed the top 40 on that list this week, but is likely to enter soon, comes in at #37 on my own list: “One Less Day (Dying Young)” from Rob Thomas. His forthcoming album Chip Tooth Smile is also due in April. Thomas has the distinction of reaching the summit as both a solo artist and with the band Matchbox Twenty, but he’s had more #1 hits on my chart outside of the act. Will either of these entries bloom at the top this spring? We’ll find out soon.

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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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