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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 15, 2020

Give ’em a high V.

New Music Friday is here and X marks the spot for highly anticipated albums from Charli XCX and Future, as well as the newest singles from the Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry and more. With the poems of the past, present and future, we present top titles like these:

FUTURE – High Off Life (iTunes)
Features: The Drake-assisted “Life Is Good”, a recent #1 single on the Rhythmic and Urban charts

KENNYHOOPLA – How Will I Rest In Peace If I’m Buried By A Highway?// (iTunes)
Features: The title cut, a current top 20 entry on the Alternative chart

NOAH CYRUS – The End Of Everything (iTunes)
Features: “July”, a current top five entry on the Triple A chart that also ranks in the top 20 at Hot AC radio

Notable albums out this week: ALMA‘s Have U Seen Her? (iTunes), Charli XCX‘s How I’m Feeling Now (iTunes), Futuristic‘s Still On The Rise (iTunes), Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit‘s Reunions (iTunes), Perfume Genius‘s Set My Heart On Fire Immediately (iTunes), Polo G‘s The Goat (iTunes), Sam Tinnesz‘s Warplanes (iTunes), Sara Evans‘s Copy That (iTunes), Sheff G‘s One And Only (iTunes), Tiësto‘s The London Sessions (iTunes), Wrabel‘s Piano (iTunes), Zaia‘s Very Alone (iTunes), Scoob! The Album (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Adé‘s WYD After? (iTunes), Charlie Cunningham‘s Pieces (iTunes), Colton Dixon‘s Colton Dixon (iTunes), Duncan Laurence‘s Worlds On Fire (iTunes), Gabbie Hanna‘s Bad Karma (iTunes), JXN‘s NeverASadAdventure (iTunes), Noah Schnacky‘s Comeback (iTunes), Theia‘s 99% Angel (iTunes), Tiagz‘s They Call Me Tiago (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“5 More Minutes”, Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“All I Need”, Jacob Collier featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“All Together Now”, OK Go (iTunes)
“Alone With You”, Lolo Zouaï (iTunes)
“Arch Enemy”, Everything Everything (iTunes)
“Ballin'”, Digital Farm Animals & Gaullin featuring Tim North (iTunes)
“Better Days (Live)”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Between”, Alextbh (iTunes)
“Bitter”, FLETCHER featuring Kito (iTunes)
“Boogieman”, Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“Boxes”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Cake”, Loren Gray (iTunes)
“Change For Me”, Brasstracks & Samm Henshaw (iTunes)
“Come Back To Me”, Chantel Jeffries featuring Shaylen (iTunes)
“Daisies”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Do It”, Chloe x Halle (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Me Disappear”, Ben Harper (iTunes)
“Exist For Love”, AURORA (iTunes)
“Faded”, Izzy Bizu (iTunes)
“Fire”, Mullally featuring Zikai (iTunes)
“Friendly Fire (Acoustic)”, Jamie Scott (iTunes)
“F-ck It, I Love It!”, ILIRA (iTunes)
“Gasoline”, Cash Cash featuring Laura White (iTunes)
“Give It To You”, Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Good Guys”, LANY (iTunes)
“Guys”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Higher Ground”, Martin Garrix featuring John Martin (iTunes)
“House Arrest”, Sofi Tukker & Gorgon City (iTunes)
“How Much”, MKTO (iTunes)
“I Still Remember”, Caroline Romano & R3HAB (iTunes)
“I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight”, Mark Ronson featuring Raissa (iTunes)
“In The Window Frame”, Nicklas Sahl (iTunes)
“Instant Crush”, Shawn Hook (iTunes)
“It Would Be You”, Ben Rector (iTunes)
“July”, Betcha (iTunes)
“Keep Climbing”, Delta Goodrem (iTunes)
“Learning To Love You”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“Look At What We’ve Done”, New Rules (iTunes)
“Lose Somebody”, Kygo & OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Lost Someone”, Chris Kläfford (iTunes)
“Love Changes Everything”, Ruelle (iTunes)
“Love For The Lonely”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
“Made It This Far”, Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
“Magnetic”, Joan (iTunes)
“Man Needs A Woman”, Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Norway”, Harper Finn (iTunes)
“Now!”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Off My Chest”, Smokepurpp featuring Lil Pump (iTunes)
“Only”, ZHU featuring Tinashe (iTunes)
“Princess”, Pia Mia (iTunes)
“Racks 2 Shiny”, Migos (iTunes)
“Rest Of Us”, Blake Rose (iTunes)
“Riot”, Lil Skies (iTunes)
“RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down) (Acoustic)”, Monowhales (iTunes)
“Saved Me”, Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Sayonara”, Max Frost (iTunes)
“Skechers (Remix)”, DripReport featuring Tyga (iTunes)
“Snip Snip”, Kota Banks (iTunes)
“Stay Where You Are”, Yuna (iTunes)
“Temperature Rising”, Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“The List”, Maisie Peters (iTunes)
“Tiny Indoor Fireworks”, Biffy Clyro (iTunes)
“Voices”, Hurts (iTunes)
“Watching You Walk Away”, Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Wayne”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Were You Watching?”, Norah Jones (iTunes)
“What A Wonderful World”, Douwe Bob (iTunes)
“Whatever It Takes”, Milow (iTunes)
“Will (Remix)”, Joyner Lucas & Will Smith (iTunes)
“Wounded/Surrounded”, Kid Bloom (iTunes)
“X”, Jonas Brothers featuring Karol G (iTunes)
“Zen”, X Ambassadors, K.Flay & Grandson (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from The 1975 and The Airborne Toxic Event 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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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #70-61

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 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. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

70. NIALL HORAN, “Nice To Meet Ya”
Album: (single only)
Label: Neon Haze/Capitol
Peak: #1 for six+ weeks (2019/2020)

69. CHARLI XCX & TROYE SIVAN, “1999”
Album: Charli
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #12

68. BARNS COURTNEY, “You And I”
Album: 404
Label: Capitol
Peak: #12

67. BEN PLATT, “Grow As We Go”
Album: Sing To Me Instead
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #13

66. JAMES TW, “Incredible”
Album: Chapters
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #12

65. STEVE AOKI featuring BACKSTREET BOYS, “Let It Be Me”
Album: (single only)
Label: Ultra
Peak: #8

64. BACKSTREET BOYS, “No Place”
Album: DNA
Label: K-Bahn/RCA
Peak: #12

63. SEEB x BASTILLE, “Grip”
Album: (single only)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #12

62. KELLY CLARKSON, “Heat”
Album: Meaning Of Life
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #9

61. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next”
Album: Thank U, Next
Label: Republic
Peak: #10

Scroll up for more information from this year’s top 100 list. Thanks for visiting PGTC!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 13, 2019

From Top to the top.

As the weekend arrives, so do these new releases for all the top boys and girls in the world! From rap to rock and everything in-between, here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

THE LUMINEERS – III (iTunes)
Features: “Gloria”, a recent #1 song on the Alternative and Triple A charts, and “Life In The City”, now in the top 15 on the latter list

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Top Boy (A Selection Of Music Inspired By The Series) (iTunes)
Features: new music from AJ Tracey, Dave, Drake, Popcaan and more

Notable albums out this week: Charli XCX‘s Charli (iTunes), Drumaq‘s Vitamin D (iTunes), Emeli Sandé‘s Real Life (iTunes), Goo Goo Dolls‘s Miracle Pill (iTunes), Hardy‘s Hixtape (Vol. 1) (iTunes), Hobo Johnson‘s The Fall Of Hobo Johnson (iTunes), Joseph‘s Good Luck, Kid (iTunes), Korn‘s The Nothing (iTunes), Paula Cole‘s Revolution (iTunes), Prince‘s The Versace Experience: Prelude 2 Gold (iTunes), Puddle Of Mudd‘s Welcome To Galvania (iTunes), Sam Fender‘s Hypersonic Missiles (iTunes), Shawn Colvin‘s Steady On (30th Anniversary Acoustic Edition) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Jason Aldean‘s From The Album “9” (iTunes), LOVA‘s A Gentleman’s Guide (iTunes), MARINA‘s Love + Fear (Acoustic) (iTunes), Mark Diamond‘s Hummingbird Two (iTunes), Ruel‘s Free Time (iTunes), Wrabel‘s One Of Those Happy People (iTunes), Your Smith‘s Wild Wild Woman (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“@thebackoftheparty”, Push Baby (iTunes)
“1, 2 Many”, Luke Combs & Brooks & Dunn (iTunes)
“10/10”, Rex Orange County (iTunes)
“A Dream Is All I Need To Get By”, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (iTunes)
“Baddie”, Emily Vaughn (iTunes)
“Black & Blue”, Lost Frequencies & Mokita (iTunes)
“Black & Blue”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Boys Will Be Boys (BWBB)”, Bülow (iTunes)
“Can’t Be Happier”, Sj + Sugar Jesus featuring GoldFord (iTunes)
“Choose”, Stan Walker featuring Hamo Dell (iTunes)
“Crying Underwater”, Dami Im (iTunes)
“Dear Future Self (Hands Up)”, Fall Out Boy featuring Wyclef Jean (iTunes)
“Doing To Me (Stripped Down)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Don’t Call Me Angel”, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Don’t Lose Love”, Quintino x AFSHeeN featuring Cher Lloyd (iTunes)
“Don’t Say”, Robinson (iTunes)
“Don’t You Worry” and “Please Don’t Go”, Jez Dior (iTunes)
“Dork”, Sueco The Child (iTunes)
“Dreamland”, Pet Shop Boys featuring Years & Years (iTunes)
“Exit Sign”, The Knocks featuring Gallant (iTunes)
“Faces (KAJ Remix)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Father Of All…”, Green Day (iTunes)
“FCK U”, Openside (iTunes)
“F*ck No”, 99 Neighbors featuring Brasstracks & PhiloSofie (iTunes)
“Genetics”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Ghetto Love”, WizKid (iTunes)
“Gift And A Curse”, Skizzy Mars featuring Yung Pinch (iTunes)
“Glorious”, Ella Henderson (iTunes)
“Graveyard”, Halsey (iTunes)
“I’m Not Alright (EDX’s Dubai Skyline Remix)”, Loud Luxury & Bryce Vine (iTunes)
“If You Need Me”, Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Intentions”, Big Boi, Sleepy Brown & CeeLo Green (iTunes)
“Kintsugi”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“LaLaLa”, Black Coffee & Usher (iTunes)
“Lost (Joel Corry Remix)”, End Of The World featuring Clean Bandit (iTunes)
“Louder”, Martin Jensen (iTunes)
“Make It Up To You”, JT Roach (iTunes)
“Mother”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“My Family”, Migos, Karol G & Snoop Dogg featuring Rock Mafia (iTunes)
“My Town”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“Nothing”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“Oh My God!”, Colouring (iTunes)
“Over Drinking”, Little Big Town (iTunes)
“Paranoia”, Digital Farm Animals featuring Alec King (iTunes)
“Post Code”, James Cherry (iTunes)
“Put Me Back Together”, Caitlyn Smith (iTunes)
“Que Calor”, Major Lazer featuring J Balvin & El Alfa (iTunes)
“Rather Be Alone”, Robin Schulz featuring Nick & Sam Martin (iTunes)
“Rent Free”, Russ (iTunes)
“Secrets”, Becky G (iTunes)
“Sleeping Next To You”, Ayokay (iTunes)
“Smile For The Camera”, UPSAHL (iTunes)
“Somebody To Love”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Sorry”, Saint PHNX (iTunes)
“Spirit”, Jack Larsen (iTunes)
“Stay Happy”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Suicide Doors”, French Montana featuring Gunna (iTunes)
“Tequila”, Pretty Sister & MarcLo (iTunes)
“The End Of The Game”, Weezer (iTunes)
“The Game”, Milky Chance (iTunes)
“The Great Divide”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“The Way I Am”, Gavin Haley & Ella Vos (iTunes)
“This Is What Being Cheated On Feels Like”, Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Ticket to L.A. (Acoustic)”, Brett Young (iTunes)
“Too Good”, Breathe Carolina (iTunes)
“Treehouse (R3HAB Remix)”, James Arthur with Ty Dolla $ign & Shotty Horroh (iTunes)
“Where Does It Hurt?”, Brigetta (iTunes)
“Wild West”, Dennis Lloyd (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Blink-182, Brittany Howard, the Zac Brown Band and 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 40 FLASHBACK: September 7, 2014

The chart hits go Boom!

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 7, 2014…

Debuts:
40. COBRA STARSHIP featuring ICONA POP, “Never Been In Love”
39. JESSIE WARE, “Say You Love Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Are You What You Want To Be?” (39-30, nine spots)

10. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Burning Gold” (down 4)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. THE GRISWOLDS, “Beware The Dog” (steady, second week)
Album: Be Impressive (2014, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #9 for four weeks

08. RIXTON, “Wait On Me” (up 2)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for five weeks

07. CHARLI XCX, “Boom Clap” (down 3)
Album: The Fault In Our Stars (Soundtrack) and Sucker (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

06. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Shake It Off” (up 5)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. TRAIN, “Angel In Blue Jeans” (steady, second week)
Album: Bulletproof Picasso (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (down 1)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Don’t” (up 4)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2

02. MAROON 5, “Maps” (steady, second week)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes” (steady, second week)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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September 6, 2019 · 11:59 PM

RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 11, 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. When we all fall asleep, we go straight up to the top of the pop chart… well, at least if you’re a 17-year-old star with fans around the world. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

PRETTY FLY (FOR A BAD GUY): After patiently waiting it out in the #2 spot, Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” advances from 2-1 this week on the Top 40 chart, marking her first #1 song at the format. Her hit is also #1 on the Alternative chart for a third week, giving Eilish her longest individual run at the top there. On the pop airwaves, “Bad” was only up around 130 spins in the last week, so we’ll have to wait and see if it can stick around at #1 for a second week or if something else will take over.

Three collaborations reach the top 40 this week, led by “Spicy”, up from 41-35 for Herve Pagez, Diplo and Charli XCX. The new interpretation of “Wannabe”, a #4 smash for the Spice Girls from March 1997, marks the first top 40 entry for Pagez, the fifth solo appearance for Diplo and the sixth for Charli XCX. Chris Brown and Drake score their 34th and 27th top 40 hits, respectively, as “No Guidance” rises from 45-38. It also remains at #1 on the Urban chart this week. Finally, up from 42-40, “Who Do U Love?” gets Monsta X and French Montana into the region. It’s the first top 40 song for the K-pop group and the fourth for Montana.

There’s plenty of other action in the top 50 this week, with Stephen Puth earning his first chart song in “Look Away” at #46. It was co-written by he and his brother, format chart-topper Charlie Puth. The streaming hit “Ransom” checks in at #47 for Lil Tecca, a rapper who turns 17 later this month and also scores his first entry here. With a current top five hit on the Alternative list, Dominic Fike is also new to the Top 40 chart, landing at #48 with “3 Nights”. Finally, just sneaking in at #50, is a collaboration from Armin Van Buuren and Garibay called “Phone Down”. In January 2017, a totally separate “Phone Down” peaked at #48 for Lost Kings and Emily Warren.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 25, 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: lightning could strike twice for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello at the format, as they lead a busy top ten ahead of a slower holiday week. Alright, señoritas and señores, let’s add ’em up:

GOING GOING SHAWN: Even though it’s not a hot Justin Timberlake cover, a totally different “Señorita” from Mendes and Cabello is easily this week’s Most Added release at Top 40 radio, picking up 124 stations on impact. However, Mendes’s past single “If I Can’t Have You” cleared the entire panel of 183 stations in its first week a month ago. While that track continues to gain in the top ten, Cabello is also in the top 40 with the Mark Ronson collaboration titled “Find U Again”. Look for “Señorita” to grab some top 30 action by the weekend at both this and the Hot AC radio charts, where it earned a first-week total of 25 stations yesterday.

Zara Larsson also had a solid day for her current single “All The Time”, which made a very timely entrance in third place with 33 stations during the session. A posthumous single by Avicii, featuring a lead vocal by successful collaborator Aloe Blacc, ranked a notch lower with 25 adds during the session. Both “SOS” and the aforementioned “All” should enter the top 50 very soon.

Proven winners from Lewis Capaldi, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, as well as additional new songs from Ava Max and Cyn, are among the rest of entries filling out the top ten this week.

Next week, watch out for some early action on Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD‘s new collaboration, as well as some other titles that are impacting next month.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO, “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Need To Calm Down” (Republic)
3. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
4. AVICII featuring ALOE BLACC, “SOS” (Geffen/Interscope)
5-T. AVA MAX, “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
5-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8-T. HERVE PAGEZ & DIPLO featuring CHARLI XCX, “Spicy” (Mad Decent)
8-T. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
10. CYN, “Holy Roller” (Unsub/Caroline)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 23, 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. This is the first of two holiday freeze reports and we’re certainly feeling the chill. Luckily, there are still a few tunes to cover ahead of Christmas. Here’s what’s popping this week:

WHAT YULE EXPECT THIS WEEK: You could say that Panic! At The Disco has a strong ho-ho-hold on the Alternative, Hot AC and Top 40 lists for a third week in a row with their crossover smash “High Hopes”, which Santa might be bopping to as he takes his sleigh around the world in a few days. With little action on any of the radio charts this week, here are a few of the entries towards the bottom of the survey that could be making some larger moves in the new year:

Up two notches to #39, after becoming a solid radio hit in Canada earlier this year, “Ain’t Easy” from Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine becomes the first top 40 entry for the duo here in the States. Their follow-up song, “Better Off”, is still charting at several formats up north, while their new seasonal release, “It’s Me & You (This Christmas)”, is also picking up airplay.

One other title heads into the top 40 this week: “1999” by Charli XCX and Troye Sivan, up from 43-40 to become the fifth top 40 single for the former and fourth for the latter. Though Sivan’s hit “My My My!” reached #21 in March, Charli XCX hasn’t entered the top 40 here in nearly four years, last ranking with “Break The Rules” in January 2015. After a couple of near misses in 2015’s “Doing It” and 2016’s “After The Afterparty”, which got to #43 and #41, respectively, it looks like she might be back on track with this single and its viral music video from a few months ago.

For top 50 entries, you’ll find only one this week: “Zeze”, coming in at #49 for Kodak Black featuring Travis Scott and Offset. At this point next week, it’s likely be at #1 on Rhythmic chart, though it ranks at #2 on the latest update. The collaboration is also in the top ten on the Urban radio list. Due to high streaming numbers, “Zeze” also recently peaked at #2 on the Hot 100.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from PGTC!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 11, 2018)

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: will the year end on a broken heart? Well, only in song title, that is. Before the holiday freeze hits, time to do our thing and add ’em up:

HEART OF THE HOLIDAYS: Not much is changing around these parts this week, as “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” stays at #1 on the adds report at the format for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus, picking up another 49 new stations. Much of the rest of the top ten is filled with familiar names, including Ava Max, Zara Larsson and more. The former’s first chart release, which finishes in second place, has 21 new stations for the week. All three records are now in the top 40 and moving up.

Keep an eye on Lauren Daigle‘s song “You Say”, a chart-topper on the Christian AC list that’s well into the top 20 on the national Hot AC survey. It impacts at the Top 40 format on January 15 and ties for tenth place this week with 11 new stations.

The first impact date of 2019 is scheduled for January 8: so far, Sabrina Carpenter‘s single “Sue Me” will be officially headed for adds at the format that Tuesday following some early action in the past few weeks. Until then, happy holidays from PGTC!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” (RCA)
2. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
3. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
4-T. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
4-T. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
6. CHARLI XCX featuring TROYE SIVAN, “1999” (Atlantic/EMG)
7. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
8-T. BAD BUNNY featuring DRAKE, “MIA” (Rimas/OVO Sound/Warner Bros.)
8-T. XXXTENTACTION x LIL PUMP featuring MALUMA & SWAE LEE, “Arms Around You” (EMPIRE-Warner Bros.)
10-T. DAN + SHAY, “Tequila” (Warner Bros.)
10-T. LAUREN DAIGLE, “You Say” (Centricity/12Tone/Warner Bros.)
10-T. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 9, 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. Don’t panic! We’ve got all the big titles from the pop chart in one big post, ready to sleigh your Sunday evening. Here’s what’s popping this week:

DISCO FEVER STRIKES: 12 years and six and a half months after their first single, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, reached the top 40 on the pop chart, Panic! At The Disco has the new #1 song at the format with “High Hopes”, the first ever on the Top 40 list. “I Write” nearly made it to the summit, spending two weeks in the runner-up position, but “High” officially gets the job done. The tune also leads the Hot AC and Alternative lists this week; that’s the first time the feat has been achieved since May 2012, when the global hit “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra topped all three for one week. The act now joins a small group of artists like LL Cool J, Santana, Snoop Dogg, Tina Turner (and others) in scoring their first #1 single at least 12 years after first charting. Well done!

This week’s highest debut leaps onto the countdown all the way up at #33: “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” is the second top 40 entry for Mark Ronson, who previously spent six weeks at the top in 2015 with the Bruno Mars-assisted song “Uptown Funk”, and the tenth top 40 track for Miley Cyrus, who has a pair of chart-toppers to her credit: 2009’s “Party In The USA” (one week) and 2013’s “Wrecking Ball” (three weeks). It also debuts at #43 on the newest Hot AC update. Other top 40 entries include “MIA”, moving from 43-37 for Bad Bunny featuring Drake and “Sweet But Psycho”, rising from 41-38 for Ava Max. “MIA” marks Bad Bunny’s second top 40 single at the format and Drake’s 26th, while “Sweet” is Max’s first.

Further down and flashing back, “1999” gets Charli XCX and Troye Sivan onto the pop survey at #48 this week. Earlier this year, the Top 40 time machine took us back to “2002” with a #29 entry for Anne-Marie. Also checking in this week, ZAYN lands at #50 with the Nicki Minaj-assisted “No Candle No Light”. His forthcoming album Icarus Falls, a huge 27-track set, is due on Friday.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (December 3-4, 2018)

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 new titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CHARLI XCX featuring TROYE SIVAN – “1999” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The first collaboration between these two soloists is not a hot Prince cover, but his “1999” hit #12 in July 1983.

ELLA MAI – “Trip” (10 Summers/Interscope)
Album: Ella Mai (2018)
Past T40 History: Following her recent top 30 song “Boo’d Up”, this recent #1 on the Urban chart is ready for another Top 40 trip.

MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS – “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Ronson has one #1 title at the format, while Cyrus has two. Will this collaboration land them their next big one?

XXXTENTACTION x LIL PUMP featuring MALUMA & SWAE LEE – “Arms Around You” (EMPIRE-Warner Bros.)
Album: TBA (2019?)
Past T40 History: Of the four soloists included on this collaboration, just Lee has previously made it into the top 40 at this format.

Next week: Stay tuned, as the schedule is always being updated…

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

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