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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 2, 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. Want some splashy June tunes? We have so many jumping into the chart waters these days. For all the latest info, let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THEY’RE BACK, SUCKERS: After two weeks out of the top spot, “Sucker” by Jonas Brothers returns to #1 for a fifth week. It’s not unusual to see this kind of thing happen at the format now: this is the sixth time since the spring of 2016 that a single has earned at least a week at the top, fallen out for one week or more and then re-emerged at the summit. The band’s “Cool” has also received its second wind, moving from 15-14 with a larger gain in spins after appearing to stall out for the second half of May. With the trio’s new Happiness Begins album due on Friday, look for more smiles to pop up soon. (Feel free to fangirl like it’s 2008.)

Katy Perry earns this week’s Highest Debut at #29 with her 27th top 40 hit, “Never Really Over”. Perry is also featured on the song that moves up a notch to #17 this week: a remix of “Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee and Snow. “Never” also jumps in at #24 on this week’s Hot AC update, with more minor airplay at a handful of other formats. Lizzo soars from 47-33 with “Truth Hurts”, becoming her second top 40 hit at the format. “Juice”, her first entry at the format, has been pulled in favor of the surging “Truth”. It peaked at #25 two weeks ago. DJ Khaled and SZA also start their top 40 run here with “Just Us”, climbing from 42-36. This is the ninth tune from the former and the fourth for the latter to reach the region.

This week’s one new top 50 entry sneaks in at #50: “Carry On” is the first collaboration from Kygo and Rita Ora. The track is taken from the film Pokémon Detective Pikachu and is the first Pokémon-affiliated title to reach the chart in nearly 20 years.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 13-14, 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 three impacting tunes this week at the Top 40 format:

CHRISTIAN PAUL – “Strong” (12Tone/SRP)
Album: Christian Paul (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: Paul is the only format newcomer this week. His label recently made the top 20 with Lauren Daigle’s “You Say”.

ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER – “I Don’t Care” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: With a chart entry just below the top 20 on Sunday, expect this collaboration to potentially have a perfect week!

KYGO & RITA ORA – “Carry On” (Ultra/RCA)
Album: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: Kygo has five top 40 singles to date; Ora has six. Will the movie’s second place opening help this one chart well?

Next week: stay tuned, you never know when something big will pop up…

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

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Adam’s Top 100 of 2013: #2, fun. – “Carry On”

They don't call 'em mellow yellow.

Bad to the cone. (Hey, #2 of the year is pretty sweet.)

First Chart Entry: “We Are Young” (#1 for two weeks, 2012)
Biggest Hit To Date: “Carry On” (#1 for eight weeks, 2012-3)

“CARRY ON”
#1 for eight weeks, 34 weeks in the top 40

Chart Run:
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In The Mix entry date: September 9, 2012
Top 40 debut: October 14, 2012
First week at #1: December 2, 2012

Music Video:

When three local acts decided to split, one member of each formed a trio, and in 2008, that new act became fun., consisting of Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess. Even then, I bet they couldn’t have imagined what the last two years or so would’ve looked like for them, but they hit in a big way with huge hooks and a sound all their own. Their last of three #1’s in a row on my personal chart holds down the runner-up spot of my Top 100 of 2013.

“Carry On” was written by the three members and producer Jeff Bhasker, a song about persevering even when the moment is rough. Often compared to works by Guns N’ Roses and Queen for its anthemic feel and harder rock touch, it was a critical favorite and received much fan support both live and on sales and streaming. Thus, it was an easy choice to become the third single from Some Nights and did moderately well in territories like Canada and the U.S., where it went top 20. It also went top ten on several international airplay charts.

As seen above, “Carry On” entered into consideration for my chart on September 9 of last year, the same week that previous single “Some Nights” was spending its eighth and final frame at #1. As not to disrupt its run too quickly, “Carry” bubbled under my chart for about a month and then entered on October 14. It took just five weeks to go top ten and then hit #1 in its eighth week, also running a length of eight frames at the top. So, why is “Carry” their biggest hit when “Some” spent the same amount of time at #1? Well, “Carry” is farther ahead in points than “Some” ever totaled. “Carry” achieved a massive 21 weeks in the top ten and 29 in the top 20, which really built up its numbers.

I would also be remiss to not mention that the reason it had an extended run in the top 20 falling down the survey was, in part, due to the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, a really sad and tragic day for all of this around this area. During the manhunt for the two suspects and into the aftermath of it all, one of the local stations played a custom mix of “Carry On” with audio clips of victims, police officers and other witnesses to the event. I guess it served as a message that we all could, indeed, carry on and be Boston Strong in the face of such a horrific day. We move forward, but we never forget.

I also don’t think I’ll forget the impact that this band had on me with their second album, Some Nights. With three #1 singles in a row and a fourth top ten hit, they had one of the best debut eras in my chart’s history. I’m not sure if we’ll see the band in action on the charts again in 2014 as member Jack Antonoff and his band Bleechers will be releasing their debut album on RCA Records in the new year. Although, if it’s early enough, I think a Q4 surprise from the trio may just be an explosive. Until then, I think they’re doing quite alright. Well done, Andrew, Jack and Nate. It’s been another fun. year in music with you.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 9, 2012

Holding up the #1 spot. Carry on, boys.

Everybody have fun. tonight.

DEBUTS
40. fun. – Sleigh Ride
39. Colbie Caillat – Christmas In The Sand
38. Robbie Williams – Different | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Christina Aguilera with Blake Shelton – Just A Fool (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
29. Matt Cardle – Anyone Else (36)
23. Ed Sheeran – Lego House (28)
22. One Direction – Little Things (29)
17. Maroon 5 – Daylight (22)
14. Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Script featuring will.i.am – Hall Of Fame (07) | PEAK: #1 for four weeks
09. Lifehouse featuring Natasha Bedingfield – Between The Raindrops (10) | PEAK: #09
08. One Direction – Live While We’re Young (05) | PEAK: #2
07. Jason Mraz – 93 Million Miles (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Andy Grammer – Miss Me (06) | PEAK: #1 for two weeks
05. Olly Murs – Troublemaker (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Robbie Williams – Candy (04) | PEAK: #4
03. Pink – Try (03) | PEAK: #3
02. Adele – Skyfall (02) | PEAK: #1 for three weeks
01. fun. – Carry On (01) | PEAK: #1 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running (2)
2. The Killers – Miss Atomic Bomb (4)
3. Britt Nicole – Gold (9)
4. Alex Clare – Up All Night (8)
5. Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love (5)
6. John Mayer – Something Like Olivia (3)
7. The All-American Rejects – Heartbeat Slowing Down (10)
8. Train – Joy To The World (-)
9. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone (-)
10. Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound (-)

In The Mix:
Carly Rae Jepsen – Tonight I’m Getting Over You (new)
Cher – Woman’s World
Ellie Goulding – Figure 8
Owl City – Shooting Star (re-entry)
Rebecca Ferguson – Shoulder To Shoulder
Taylor Swift – 22 (new)

Christmas Corner:
Christina Perri – Something About December
Colbie Caillat featuring Justin Young – The Christmas Song
Daniel Powter – Cupid (Christmas Remix) (re-entry)
Karmin – Sleigh Ride
Lady Antebellum – A Holly Jolly Christmas

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 2, 2012

Holding up the #1 spot. Carry on, boys.

Holding up the #1 spot. Carry on, boys.

DEBUTS
40. Christina Aguilera with Blake Shelton – Just A Fool

TOP GAINERS
29. One Direction – Little Things (34)
25. Train – Mermaid (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. Maroon 5 – Daylight (32)
19. Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble (26)
09. Olly Murs – Troublemaker (14)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lifehouse featuring Natasha Bedingfield – Between The Raindrops (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Olly Murs – Troublemaker (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Jason Mraz – 93 Million Miles (10) | PEAK: #08
07. The Script featuring will.i.am – Hall Of Fame (05) | PEAK: #1 for four weeks
06. Andy Grammer – Miss Me (04) | PEAK: #1 for two weeks
05. One Direction – Live While We’re Young (03) | PEAK: #2
04. Robbie Williams – Candy (06) | PEAK: #4
03. Pink – Try (07) | PEAK: #3
02. Adele – Skyfall (01) | PEAK: #1 for three weeks
01. fun. – Carry On (02) | PEAK: #1 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Colbie Caillat – Christmas In The Sand (4)
2. Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running (2)
3. John Mayer – Something Like Olivia (3)
4. The Killers – Miss Atomic Bomb (1)
5. Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love (5)
6. Robbie Williams – Different (7)
7. fun. – Sleigh Ride (8)
8. Alex Clare – Up All Night (10)
9. Britt Nicole – Gold (9)
10. The All-American Rejects – Heartbeat Slowing Down (-)

In The Mix:
Cher – Woman’s World
Ellie Goulding – Figure 8
Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound
Owl City – Shooting Star (re-entry)
Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone (new)
Rebecca Ferguson – Shoulder To Shoulder

Christmas Corner:
Christina Perri – Something About December
Colbie Caillat featuring Justin Young – The Christmas Song
Daniel Powter – Cupid (Christmas Remix) (re-entry)
Karmin – Sleigh Ride (new)
Lady Antebellum – A Holly Jolly Christmas
Train – Joy To The World

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