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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 20, 2020

A lonely Weeknd is ahead.

New Music Friday is a relief after a long and slow week, but we’ll get through these difficult times together with good music from Conan Gray, J Balvin and The Weeknd, as well as singles from Hayley Williams, John Legend, Lauren Jauregui and more. Stay home and stream:

KELSEA BALLERINI – Kelsea (iTunes)
Features: “Homecoming Queen?”, a current top 20 song on the Country radio chart

THE WEEKND – After Hours (iTunes)
Features: “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless”, both currently charting in the top ten on the Top 40 radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Adam Lambert‘s Velvet (iTunes), Conan Gray‘s Kid Krow (iTunes), Delta Rae‘s The Light (iTunes), Elephant Heart‘s Seasons (iTunes), Fleur East‘s Fearless (iTunes), J Balvin‘s Colores (iTunes), Mac Miller‘s Circles (Deluxe) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Alkaline Trio‘s E.P. (iTunes), Christian Paul‘s Christian Paul (iTunes), Eliza & The Delusionals‘s A State Of Living In An Objective Reality (iTunes), Love Fame Tragedy‘s Five Songs To Briefly Fill The Void (iTunes), Marian Hill‘s Was It Not (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 Seater”, YBN Nahmir featuring G-Eazy & Offset (iTunes)
“AAA”, Tyde Levi (iTunes)
“Actions”, John Legend (iTunes)
“Always Be Gangsta (Freestyle)”, Kevin Gates (iTunes)
“Anyway”, Sofia Quinn (iTunes)
“Baby Girl”, Bryce Vine featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Bad”, Don Diablo featuring Zak Abel (iTunes)
“Be Myself”, Maya Hawke (iTunes)
“Between Us”, DVSN featuring Snoh Aalegra (iTunes)
“Bittersweet”, Hartley (iTunes)
“Boys Ain’t Sh-t (Estos Chicos No Lo Son) (Remix)”, SayGrace featuring Becky G (iTunes)
“Bury Me”, Moontower (iTunes)
“Champion Of The World (Live/NPR’s Tiny Desk)”, Coldplay (iTunes)
“Circles (Acoustic)”, George Alice (iTunes)
“Control”, Armaan Malik (iTunes)
“Do Better”, Jordan Gavet (iTunes)
“Don’t Cry”, ADÉ featuring Trevor Jackson (iTunes)
“Easy On Me”, Rudimental featuring The Martinez Brothers (iTunes)
“Elevator Girl”, Shura featuring Ivy Sole (iTunes)
“Enchanté”, Sachi featuring Naika (iTunes)
“Everything Will Be Okay”, Eli. (iTunes)
“Fair Chance”, Thundercat featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B (iTunes)
“Friday”, Theresa Rex (iTunes)
“Getaway Green”, All Time Low (iTunes)
“Girl”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
“Hard To Say Goodbye”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Healing”, Arlissa (iTunes)
“Hello I Am”, Somegirlnamedanna (iTunes)
“Hurting”, Lilly Ahlberg (iTunes)
“I Do (Acoustic)”, Astrid S & Brett Young (iTunes)
“I Got So High That I Saw Jesus”, Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“I Miss My Mum”, Cavetown (iTunes)
“Intentions (Acoustic)”, Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“Is Everybody Going Crazy?”, Nothing But Thieves (iTunes)
“Lento”, Lauren Jauregui & Tainy (iTunes)
“Let’s Go”, Zayde Wølf (iTunes)
“Lightning”, Rico Nasty (iTunes)
“Long Night”, Audrey Nuna (iTunes)
“Looks Don’t Lie”, Siena Liggins (iTunes)
“Love You More”, Steve Aoki featuring Lay & Will.I.Am (iTunes)
“Loving You Gets Hard”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Make The Most”, Lonr. featuring H.E.R. (iTunes)
“Memento Mori”, Lamb Of God (iTunes)
“Must Be Nice”, Will Jay (iTunes)
“New Kings”, Danity Kane (iTunes)
“Nicknames”, Walk Off The Earth x Gnash (iTunes)
“Nobody But You (Acoustic)”, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
“Not Too Far”, Gawvi (iTunes)
“Obvious”, Chloe Lilac (iTunes)
“OK”, Wallows (iTunes)
“Old Soul”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“On Your Mind”, Shaun Frank featuring Alicia Moffet (iTunes)
“Paper Moons”, Josef Salvat (iTunes)
“Pedestrian”, Ant Saunders (iTunes)
“Physical”, Dua Lipa featuring Hwa Sa (iTunes)
“Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris”, Hayley Williams (iTunes)
“Run Di Road”, HoodCelebrityy (iTunes)
“Scars”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“Scorpion”, Fredo (iTunes)
“Set Me Free”, Lecrae featuring YK Osiris (iTunes)
“The Buzz”, Pretenders (iTunes)
“The Way That I Love You”, Passenger (iTunes)
“This Shouldn’t Work”, Rhodes (iTunes)
“Throw My Bones”, Deep Purple (iTunes)
“Walk ‘Em Down”, NLE Choppa featuring Roddy Ricch (iTunes)
“Wavez”, Snakehips x Troyboi (iTunes)
“Way Down Low”, Johnny Goth (iTunes)
“What’s The Vibe?”, Jufu (iTunes)
“Who I Am”, Melanie C (iTunes)
“Wrong About You”, DVBBS (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Brian Fallon, Ingrid Andress and Pearl Jam are among the major titles on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 16, 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. Wowzer, it’s been another busy week on the airwaves and we’ve got all the essential information for you. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

WOW, IT’S NUMBER ONE: After a slow run to the top of the pop chart, Post Malone‘s “Wow” climbs from 2-1 in its 23rd week in the top 40 to become the new #1 song at the format. “Wow” is Malone’s third chart-topper on the Top 40 survey, following the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Psycho” (four weeks) and “Better Now” (two weeks) from last year. The cut joins titles such as “Bad” and “Fly” (among others) in the category of #1 radio hits with the fewest number of characters.

There are three new entries in this week’s top 40, led by “Find U Again” from Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello, which makes a giant move from 41-30. It’s the third solo top 40 song for Ronson, who has also charted with the duo Silk City, and the 11th solo hit for Cabello, who previously charted with the quintet Fifth Harmony. Calming the #39 spot, it’s superstar Taylor Swift with “You Need To Calm Down”, which blasts straight into the region to become her 29th such entry here. Finally, swinging up from 42-40, we have the second top 40 track for the boy band In Real Life with “Crazy AF”. Top 40 radio isn’t exactly going crazy over this one: it’s been slowly moving up in the top 50 since early May and probably won’t get much further. Still, a top 40 song is a top 40 song.

On a roll and climbing into the top 50 at #43, Miley Cyrus debuts with “Mother’s Daughter”. The single can be found on her She Is Coming set, an EP that she released earlier this month. Newcomer Christian Paul also hits the list at #50 with “Strong”, becoming his first chart entry. His forthcoming EP is due at the beginning of July.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 26, 2019

Don’t panic, they made it!

40. Christian Paul – Strong
39. James Arthur – Falling Like The Stars | HIGHEST DEBUT

27. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Ben Platt – Grow As We Go (29)
22. Daya – Insomnia (27)
15. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (20)

10. Noah Kahan – Mess (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (06) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
07. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (08) | PEAK: #06
05. P!nk – Walk Me Home (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Lizzo – Juice (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – Incredible (2)
2. Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Ever Let Em (3)
3. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (7)
4. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (6)
5. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (-)
6. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (10)
7. Mike Posner – Move On (5)
8. Zara Larsson – WOW (-)
9. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (-)
10. BBMak – Bullet Train (-)

In The Mix:
Christina Perri – Tiny Victories
Collective Soul – Right As Rain
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
New Politics – Comeback Kid
OneRepublic – Rescue Me

Chart Notes:

  • After staying at #2, Panic! At The Disco‘s “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” finally sneaks into the #1 spot this week, with leader Brendon Urie also appearing as a featured performer on the runner-up title, Taylor Swift‘s “ME!”, climbing from #4. Urie joins singers such as Jamie Scott and Nate Ruess in having simultaneous top three entries as both a soloist and with a duo or group: in 2014, the former’s “My Hurricane” ranked in the region alongside Graffiti6‘s “The Bridge”, and a year prior, the latter’s featured spot on P!nk‘s “Just Give Me A Reason” joined fun.‘s track “Carry On” at the top. James Arthur‘s “Falling Like The Stars” earns this week’s Highest Debut at #39, his fifth top 40 single to date. The song recently replaced “From The Grave” as Arthur’s current single at Hot AC radio, which stalled out at the bottom of the top 50 a few weeks back. A newcomer named Christian Paul also climbs into the top 40 at #40 with “Strong”. It’s closing in on the top 50 at Top 40 radio, which will also mark his first chart appearance there.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 21, 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: Halsey‘s controlling your pop dreams, as her latest single easily takes the crown over a single from one of Friday’s most-anticipated releases. Let’s add ’em up:

WELCOME TO MY “NIGHTMARE”: She may not be Alice Cooper yet, but Halsey is rocking atop this week’s pop radio adds report with a lofty 162 stations on impact for “Nightmare”. The hit entered at #26 on last Sunday’s list after hourly airplay at many stations on Friday and should continue to rise quickly in the coming weeks. Will it become the performer’s third #1 single of 2019? Will the dream police stop her? Someone call Cheap Trick to solve this one! For those of you chart archive enthusiasts, this is the third “nightmare” title to reach the top 40 at the format, with cuts by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (1988) and Shontelle (2010) being the first two to pull off the feat.

Of course, DJ Khaled has another one on the Top 40 airwaves, as his SZA-assisted “Just Us” takes the runner-up spot on the log. With 48 stations on impact, the collaboration from Father Of Asahd should easily chart by this weekend’s published update. You’ll also find a number of emerging titles from acts like Christian Paul, Lizzo and SHAED among the rest of the top ten this week.

Next week, an easier choice emerges for the format: of course, that would be the latest single from 5 Seconds Of Summer. Until then, have a good long weekend!

1. HALSEY, “Nightmare” (Capitol)
2. DJ KHALED featuring SZA, “Just Us” (We The Best/Epic)
3. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
4. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)
5. KYGO & RITA ORA, “Carry On” (Palm Tree/RCA)
7-T. BRYCE VINE featuring YG, “La La Land” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
7-T. MAX featuring QUINN XCII, “Love Me Less” (Arista/RED)
9-T. CHRISTIAN PAUL, “Strong” (12Tone/SRP)
9-T. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)

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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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