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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 15, 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. From Christmas, FL to North Pole, NY, this year’s holiday season is coming fast and so are some massive musical gifts. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

ON THE “GOOD” LIST: Santa’s certainly been quite nice to Lizzo this year, as “Good As Hell” remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart for the fourth week. The multi-format smash is down more than 600 spins this week, but is still a fair distance ahead of a number of songs. Can her second chart-topper at the format remain at the top through the holiday freeze? Stay tuned.

Soaring from 43-29, “South Of The Border” becomes the 20th top 40 hit on the pop radio chart for Ed Sheeran, as well as the 14th solo top 40 hit for Camila Cabello and the ninth for Cardi B (if Mediabase officially credits the latter two performers.) The single marks the third to reach the top 40 from Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project album. Leaping from 47-40, “Checklist” checks into the top 40 for MAX and Chromeo. It’s the fourth top 40 song for the former and the second for the duo, who last charted in 2014.

There’s also some decent top 50 debut action this week, with the first chart appearances by Doja Cat and Brockhampton leading the way. “Juicy” and “Sugar”, which pair nicely in both an edible and musical manner, are new at #47 and #49, respectively. “Juicy” rises a notch to #8 on this week’s Rhythmic radio chart and is headed towards the top ten on the Urban list. Meanwhile, a third new tune bows in the region this week: The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights”, lighting up at #50. Released a couple of weeks ago, during the same period as “Heartless”, the song continues to see sales and streaming action without an official radio push. “Heartless” makes a huge move from 23-16 on the chart, as it races up the top 40 at several radio formats.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 24, 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. “Good” times are ahead on the pop survey… are you ready for the latest top bops in the radio universe? Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“GOOD” STUFF: It’s been a big breakout year for Lizzo and it just keeps getting better. This week, she earns her second #1 single on the Top 40 survey with “Good As Hell”, up 2-1. The multi-format hit also jumps from 8-7 and 18-15 on the Rhythmic and Hot AC radio lists, respectively. With a slow holiday week on the horizon, it should easily earn a second week at the top.

From TikTok to top 40 success, newcomer Arizona Zervas soars onto the survey all the way up at #33 with “Roxanne”, which also jumps right into the top 30 on the Rhythmic list. Another single that’s also been developing on the video app is “Make You Mine” by the new trio PUBLIC, which makes its entry with a move from 41-38. Zedd and Kehlani‘s “Good Thing” jumps from 50-39 on the chart, giving the two performers their 15th and fourth top 40 entries, respectively. Finally, up from 46-40, Louis Tomlinson takes “We Made It” into the region, earning him his third solo top 40 hit outside of One Direction.

Billie Eilish, who already appears in the top 20 with “All The Good Girls Go To Hell”, is in at #43 with “Everything I Wanted”. The tune was released as a one-off single last week and does not appear on her current studio album. “Checklist” checks in at #47 for the first collaboration by MAX and Chromeo, as Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Cardi B are headed “South Of The Border” and into the #48 position. The latter collaboration impacts at the format in early December. It also enters the Hot AC chart at #49.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 19, 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: Arizona Zervas takes his musical map and leaps to the top of the report, but there’s plenty of other action in the top ten. Let’s add ’em up:

ARIZONA ROX THE TOP: After three years of releasing songs, format newcomer Arizona Zervas recently leapt up the sales and streaming charts with his breakout hit “Roxanne”, which now becomes this week’s Most Added single at the Top 40 format. A week ahead of its official impact date, the smash cruises in with 71 stations, while scoring another 40 stations at the Rhythmic format. At this point, it’s pretty clear that the song will make a strong top 40 entry by the weekend, though we’ll have to see how high it goes.

Billie Eilish settles into the runner-up position with 34 stations for “Everything I Wanted”. She also earns a second place finish at the Alternative format with another 15 stations there. It appears that this tune will be able to chart concurrently with “All The Good Girls Go To Hell”, which recently entered the top 20 on the pop radio survey.

Established hits by Blackbear, Dua Lipa and Travis Scott are among those returning to the top ten on the report this week.

Beyond Zervas’s release, no other songs are currently listed as impacting next week, though that will likely change soon.

1. ARIZONA ZERVAS, “Roxanne” (Columbia)
2. BILLIE EILISH, “Everything I Wanted” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
3-T. MAX featuring CHROMEO, “Checklist” (The Orchard)
5. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
6. DUA LIPA, “Don’t Start Now” (Warner)
7. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Highest In The Room” (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic)
8-T. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
8-T. BTS featuring LAUV, “Make It Right” (BigHit/Columbia)
“Good Thing” (Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 11-12, 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 titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: The collaboration heavily samples from Corona’s “The Rhythm Of The Night”, which got to #8 in January 1995.

MAX featuring CHROMEO – “Checklist” (The Orchard)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: In July 2014, Chromeo earned their only chart song to date with “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”, which reached #39.

ZEDD & KEHLANI – “Good Thing” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019/20)
Past T40 History: The song title has hit the top 50 on the chart three times, including a #1 for Fine Young Cannibals in June 1989.

Next week: Brockhampton impacts at the format for the very first time with “Sugar”. How sweet will this result be?

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 2014: #80-61

The cream of the pop!

The cream of the pop for 2014.

Another year is in the books and it’s time for the annual listing of the 100 biggest songs that ranked among my weekly top 40 chart from December 2013 to November 2014. It was magical year full of MAGIC! and “Magic” and a lovely twelve months of lovable hits from James Blunt and The Fray. We went “home” with A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, spun around in a “dance” with Milky Chance and Walk The Moon and ended up here with all that was awesome in the year we called 2014.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 30, 2014. Those entries marked with a plus sign (+) had not yet reached their peak position as of the date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

With all that in mind, I think it’s time to rejoin the countdown at #80…

Foster The People
080. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Are You What You Want To Be?” (#16 for three weeks)
Writers: Mark Foster, Greg Kurstin / Producer: Foster
Label: Columbia

Royal Wood
079. ROYAL WOOD, “Forever And Ever” (#15)
Writers/Producers: Bill Lefler, John Royal Wood Nicholson, Simon Wilcox
Label: MapleMusic

Colbie Caillat
078. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Hold On” (#15 for three weeks)
Writers: Colbie Caillat, Ryan Tedder / Producer: Tedder
Label: Republic

One Direction
077. ONE DIRECTION, “Steal My Girl” (#7)
Writer: Wayne Hector, John Ryan, Julian Bunetta, Ed Drewett, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne / Producer: Bunetta, Pär Westerlund, Ryan
Label: Columbia

New Politics
076. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem” (#2 – 2013)
Writers: David Boyd, Søren Hansen, Louis Vecchio, Jake Sinclair, Mike Viola, Jack Ploch, Nelson Ploch, Roger Ploch, Sam Ploch and Sadler Vaden / Producers: Hansen, Sinclair
Label: RCA

One Direction
075. ONE DIRECTION, “Midnight Memories” (#14)
Writers: Julian Bunetta, Liam Payne, Jamie Scott, Louis Tomlinson / Producer: Bunetta
Label: Columbia

074. KIESZA, “Hideaway” (#15)
Writers: Kiesza Ellestad, Rami Samir Afuni / Producer: Afuni
Label: 4th & B’way/Island/Lokal Legend

073. O.A.R., “Favorite Song” (#11 for two weeks)
Writers: Marc Roberge, Nathan Chapman, Kevin Kadish / Producers: Roberge, Chapman
Label: Vanguard

072. CHROMEO, “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” (#16)
Writers/Producers: David Macklovitch, Patrick Gemayel, Oliver Goldstein
Label: Big Beat/Atlantic

Jesse McCartney
071. JESSE MCCARTNEY, “Superbad” (#13 for two weeks)
Writers: Jesse McCartney, James G. Morales, Matt Morales, Julio Rodriguez, Shane Stevens, Autumn Rowe, Nikola Bedingfield / Producers: The Elev3n
Label: Eight0Eight

070. HAIM, “The Wire” (#11)
Writers: Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim / Producers: Ariel Rechtshaid, A. Haim, D. Haim, E. Haim
Label: Columbia

069. DAUGHTRY, “Waiting For Superman” (#6 – 2013)
Writers: Chris Daughtry, Martin Johnson, Sam Hollander / Producer: Johnson
Label: RCA

John Newman
068. JOHN NEWMAN, “Losing Sleep” (#14)
Writers: John Newman, Steve Booker, Benjamin Levin / Producers: Ant Whiting, Mike Spencer, Newman
Label: Republic

Better Than Ezra
067. BETTER THAN EZRA, “Crazy Lucky” (#14)
Writers: Kevin Griffin, Ryan Peterson, Nolan Sipe / Producer: Tony Hoffer
Label: The End/ADA

Shift K3Y
066. SHIFT K3Y, “Touch” (#13)
Writer/Producer: Lewis Jankel
Label: Columbia

Katy Perry
065. KATY PERRY, “Birthday” (#12 for two weeks)
Writers: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter / Producers: Gottwald, Martin, Walter
Label: Capitol

Boy & Bear
064. BOY & BEAR, “Three Headed Woman” (#12 for three weeks)
Writers: Dave Hosking, Killian Gavin, Tim Hart, Jon Hart, Dave Symes / Producer: Wayne Connolly
Label: Nettwerk

Max Frost
063. MAX FROST, “White Lies” (#11)
Writer/Producer: Max Frost
Label: Atlantic

Maroon 5
062. MAROON 5, “Animals” (#5 for two weeks +)
Writers: Adam Levine, Karl Schuster, Benjamin Levin / Producer: Schuster
Label: 222/Interscope

Mayer Hawthorne
061. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Reach Out Richard” (#11)
Writers: Andrew Cohen, Pharrell Williams / Producer: Williams
Label: Republic

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (May 13)

They have a "Fever" for big sales.

They have a “Fever” for big sales.

April showers bring May flowers and the garden of new releases this week is looking a lot healthier thanks to some Q2 stars with new music. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of May 13:

  • Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney are doing their thing once again as The Black Keys with their fifth full-length release for Nonesuch Records, Turn Blue. Their last album, El Camino, sold over 200,000 copies in its first week during the holiday music rush in 2011. Can their newest effort do the same kind of numbers? With a #1 song at Alternative radio in “Fever”, that total will definitely be up there. (iTunes)
  • Nearly five years after his passing, the public has shown that interest is still present for unreleased material from the legendary Michael Jackson. His second posthumous compilation, titled Xscape, hits shelves this week. First single “Love Never Felt So Good”, which comes in both a solo version and as a duet with Justin Timberlake, is floating around the top ten on iTunes. Look for it to be in the top 2 next week with a chance at #1. (iTunes)
  • Due for a top 5 debut on the Billboard 200 is another album from Country trio Rascal Flatts. Their ninth effort is Rewind, and the title track is rising up the charts. Their numbers have dwindled over the years, but this should be pretty close to a six figure start. (iTunes)
  • Released a day early to a #1 debut on iTunes Albums survey, Chromeo‘s White Women is in stores now. It’s the duo’s first album since 2010. The lead single from it is “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”, which is currently gaining airplay in both the U.S. and Canada. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Blondie‘s Blondie 4(0)-Ever: Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux / Ghosts of Download (iTunes), Dolly Parton‘s Blue Smoke (iTunes), Down‘s Down IV, Pt. II (iTunes), Little Dragon‘s Nabuma Rubberband (iTunes), Sturgill Simpson‘s Metamodern Sounds In Country Music (iTunes), Tori Amos‘s Unrepentant Geraldines (iTunes), the original Broadway soundtrack to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (iTunes) and a various artists compilation, One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “All I Ever Need”, a digital single from Austin Mahone. (iTunes)
  • “Real Girls Eat Cake”, a single from online comedy group The Janoskians. (iTunes)

Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories is looking at a spooky sales frame ahead, but how will it do against Brantley Gilbert‘s Just As I Am and Phillip Phillips‘s Behind The Light? A full preview is coming in seven!

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The “Jealous” Type: A Skeptical Set Of Singles

Blossoming all over the charts.

Blossoming all over the charts.

If you’ve been enjoying the latest music from Canada’s Chromeo, you’ll know that their new effort, White Women, is out now. The first single from it, “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”, is at CHR radio and recently passed one million views on YouTube for its video clip. It has yet to enter the Hot 100. However, don’t be wary of it – there have been five other songs that went top 40 on Billboard’s big lists that rose against their rivals with an attentive watch on the top. In the grand scheme of things, I guess that the character of the countdown hasn’t been that jealous at all after five decades of music. Judge for yourself:

“Hey Jealous Lover”, Frank Sinatra (#3, 1956)
Ol’ Blue Eyes was seeing red on this song, his biggest of the year, which peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Most Played By Jockeys survey. It was also a Jukebox hit. Though this pre-dated the Hot 100, Sinatra had plenty of songs chart when the list began.

“Jealous Of You (Tango Della Gelosia)”, Connie Francis (#19, 1960)
As both an actress and a vocalist, the talented Francis got a nice response from a young audience, singing in many languages and styles. “You” served as the b-side to “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool”, which racked up two weeks at #1 on the Hot 100.

“Jealous Kind Of Fella”, Garland Green (#20, 1969)
From a large family in Mississippi, this performer made it in Chicago and found his greatest success on Uni Records. “Fella” was Green’s only hit to reach the Hot 100, but he continued to hit the R&B survey through the 70’s and last ranked in 1983.

“Hey Jealousy”, Gin Blossoms (#25, 1993)
It may have taken a year for the Arizona quintet to score their first big song from the album New Miserable Experience, but their debut was a classic. Gaining airplay on both pop and rock radio, it remains one of the band’s most well-known releases.

“Jealousy”, Natalie Merchant (#23, 1996)
Two years after departing her group 10,000 Maniacs, Merchant began on what would become a successful solo trek with 1995’s Tigerlily. “Jealousy” was the third single from it and ranked during the summer months, peaking at #5 on CHR radio.

Some other of my favorite “Jealous” jams from just below the top 40:
“Jealous Guy”, John Lennon (#80, 1988)
“Jealous”, Gene Loves Jezebel (#68, 1990)
“Jealous Again”, The Black Crowes (#75, 1990)
“Jealousy”, Will Young (DNC, 2011 – #5 UK)

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