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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 15, 2021)

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. For your favorite records and rumors, here’s all that’s popping at the format this week:

“U”, “VU” AND TWO: Pop star Olivia Rodrigo holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the fourth week with “Good 4 U”, while her past single “Déjà Vu” remains at #2 for the second week. The former title still leads the latter by over 800 spins.

With four recurrents being removed from the chart, there’s quite a bit of debut action in the top 40 and top 50. The highest of the four singles entering the top 40 comes from Lizzo and Cardi B. “Rumors” lands at #29, marking their fifth and 11th top 40 hits, respectively. Moving up from 43-38, Masked Wolf scores his second top 40 hit with “Say So”. Next, Conan Gray jumps from 42-39 with the song that becomes his fourth top 40 entry, “People Watching”. Lastly, the viral TikTok hit “Seaside” leaps from 45-40 for newcomer SEB, which is also on the move in the top 40 at the Alternative radio format.

Starting at #41, the Black Eyed Peas, Saweetie and Lele Pons hit the jackpot with their collaboration called “Hit It”. Madison Beer has a new entry at #45 with “Reckless”, which is followed by “Vacation” at #48, which teams two groups together for the first time: Dirty Heads and Train. The original version of the track (without Train) got to #10 on the Alternative radio chart in November 2017, but it’s been moving again recently thanks to a run on TikTok. One notch lower, Doja Cat meows in at #49 with “Need To Know”, marking the third song to chart from the Planet Her album. Finishing things off, Walker Hayes crosses from the country radio airwaves to pop playlists with a new entry at #50: “Fancy Like”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 15, 2021

“Love” gets chilly.

DEBUTS
40. Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
38. Conan Gray – People Watching
34. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
20. Silk Sonic – Skate (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ben Rector featuring Steve Winwood – Range Rover (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Anne-Marie & Niall Horan – Our Song (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Tones And I – Cloudy Day (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Coldplay – Higher Power (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. Duran Duran – Invisible (05) | PEAK: #03
04. John Mayer – Last Train Home (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Dua Lipa – Love Again (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Brandi Carlile – Right On Time (2)
2. Walk Off The Earth x Lukas Graham – Love You Right (1)
3. Olivia Holt – Next (4)
4. Jxdn featuring Machine Gun Kelly – Wanna Be (6)
5. Dixie D’Amelio featuring Rubi Rose – Psycho (5)
6. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (10)
7. Maisie Peters – Psycho (8)
8. Duran Duran featuring Chai – More Joy (9)
9. Ralph – Tommy (7)
10. Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead (-)

In The Mix:
Dermot Kennedy – Better Days
Mimi Webb – Dumb Love

Chart Notes:

  • In a top ten that is largely frozen from last week, Dua Lipa spends a second week at #1 with “Love Again”. Silk Sonic are in the groove with a move from 28-20 with “Skate”, earning it the Biggest Mover title for the second week running. The aforementioned Lipa appears on this week’s highest new entry: landing at #34, she and Elton John duet on “Cold Heart”. At 74, John is one of two soloists over the age of 70 on the list, the other being 73-year-old Steve Winwood. Coming in at #38, Conan Gray picks up his fourth top 40 song with “People Watching”. Lastly, at #40, Billie Eilish is new with the title track off her recent chart-topping album Happier Than Ever.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 8, 2021)

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. For the songs that will (hopefully) last a lifetime, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

THREE “GOOD” WEEKS: For the third consecutive week, Olivia Rodrigo remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart with “Good 4 U”, while her prior single “Déjà Vu” advances from 3-2. Rodrigo isn’t the first performer to hold down the top two positions at the format, though this kind of achievement is fairly rare so early into an artist’s charting days. You can expect her to hold down the #1 and #2 spots again next week. Will it be in the same order? Stay tuned.

Another five new songs enter the top 40 this week, with Silk Sonic coming in the highest with “Skate”. The song glides from 46-27, marking the second top 40 song at the format for the duo and Anderson .Paak, as well as the 23rd for Bruno Mars. Entering way up at #29, “Take My Breath” is the 19th top 40 hit for The Weeknd, whose new single is also starting out well at the Hot AC and Rhythmic radio formats. Up from 42-37, Dixie (who charted a year ago as Dixie D’Amelio) is in with the Rubi Rose-assisted “Psycho”. It’s the second top 40 entry for the former and the first for latter. Lifting from 41-39, Alessia Cara returns with “Sweet Dream”, now her 11th top 40 hit to date. Finally, the new Swedish House Mafia, Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake collaboration moves from 45-40. “Lifetime” is the third top 40 hit for the trio (and first since 2013), the eighth for $ign and the first for Shake.

YouTube personality turned singer Conan Gray debuts at #42 with “People Watching”, as Elle King and Miranda Lambert enter at #46 with “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”, a collaboration that’s also currently charting at the Country and Hot AC radio formats. Khalid comes in at #49 with “New Normal”, while Big Red Machine and Taylor Swift barely sneak in at #50 with “Renegade”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 3, 2021)

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: skating for the win, it’s Silk Sonic and their golden amount of adds. Let’s add ’em up:

“SKATE” LOOKS GREAT: The Top 40 format is headed to Mars… Bruno Mars, that is. His latest collaboration with Anderson .Paak as Silk Sonic, titled “Skate”, leads this week’s adds report with 95 stations on impact. The tune also led the logs at the Hot AC, Rhythmic and Urban formats yesterday and today, earning close to 220 adds across all four. Look for it to perform well into the fall, as we await the release date of their full-length effort An Evening With Silk Sonic.

“Industry Baby”, the big collaboration from Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow, remained in second place for another week with 39 more adds. A notch lower, Khalid rounded out the top three with “New Normal”, securing 27 adds on impact.

Charting singles from Bazzi, Camila Cabello and Måneskin returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. SILK SONIC, “Skate” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
2. LIL NAS X & JACK HARLOW, “Industry Baby” (Columbia)
3. KHALID, “New Normal” (Right Hand/RCA)
4. DIXIE (D’AMELIO) featuring RUBI ROSE, “Psycho” (HITCO/in2une)
5. BAZZI, “I Like That” (Atlantic)
6. CAMILA CABELLO, “Don’t Go Yet” (Epic)
7. MADISON BEER, “Reckless” (Sing It Loud/Epic)
8. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
9. KANE BROWN x BLACKBEAR, “Memory” (RCA)
10-T. CONAN GRAY, “People Watching” (Republic)
10-T. POP SMOKE featuring DUA LIPA, “Demeanor” (Victor Victor/Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 27, 2021)

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: it’s yet another win for Camila Cabello at the pop radio format. Let’s add ’em up:

“GO” GETS GOING: For the first time in a while, the top seven songs on this week’s adds report (five of which officially impacted) haven’t previously appeared in the top ten on the usual Tuesday update. In the lead with a big 153 first-week stations, Camila Cabello easily took the top spot on the log with “Don’t Go Yet”, a song which debuted at #30 this past Sunday. It also led the report at the Hot AC format yesterday.

The second and third place entries were separated by one add: with 66 stations in a pre-impact week, “Industry Baby” started in the runner-up position for Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow. The single remains at #1 on Spotify on the U.S.-based chart and continues to do well on other platforms. Meanwhile, Bazzi earned his 65 adds for “I Like That”, as he aims to score his highest-charting song at the format in 2-1/2 years.

Rounding out the top five this week, social media star Dixie started in fourth place with the Rubi Rose-assisted “Psycho” at 34 adds, while the return of Swedish House Mafia earned them 33 stations for the Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake-assisted “Lifetime”, coming in fifth.

Charting singles from Normani, Pop Smoke and Post Malone returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. CAMILA CABELLO, “Don’t Go Yet” (Epic)
2. LIL NAS X & JACK HARLOW, “Industry Baby” (Columbia)
3. BAZZI, “I Like That” (Atlantic)
4. DIXIE (D’AMELIO) featuring RUBI ROSE, “Psycho” (HITCO/in2une)
5. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN & 070 SHAKE, “Lifetime” (SSA/Republic)
6. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
7. CONAN GRAY, “People Watching” (Republic)
8. POST MALONE, “Motley Crew” (Republic)
9-T. NORMANI featuring CARDI B, “Wild Side” (Keep Cool/RCA)
9-T. POP SMOKE featuring DUA LIPA, “Demeanor” (Victor Victor/Republic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 26-27, 2021)

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 seven new releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BAZZI, “I Like That” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Three years ago this month, Bazzi spent a week at #1 with “Mine”. He has struggled at the format more recently.

CAMILA CABELLO, “Don’t Go Yet” (Syco/Epic)
Album: Familia (2021)
Past T40 History: “Don’t” started at #30 on the most recent update. It’s her 15th solo top 40 song and first from her upcoming set.

CAMILO & SHAWN MENDES, “Kesi (Remix)” (HAMM/The Orchard)
Album: Mis Manos (2021)
Past T40 History: Colombia’s Camilo has never charted here before. His original version of “Kesi” hit the national top 40 in Spain.

CONAN GRAY, “People Watching” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Since the spring of 2020, he has entered the list with three minor entries: “Heather”, “Maniac” and “Overdrive”.

DIXIE (D’AMELIO) featuring RUBI ROSE, “Psycho” (HITCO/in2une)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: In October, TikTok star D’Amelio hit the top 40 with “Be Happy”, her first single. Will this be her second entry?

SUPER-HI x NEEKA, “Following The Sun” (Blended/Further.)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Neither of these acts has impacted here before. The track has already performed nicely in Austria and Germany.

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN and 070 SHAKE, “Lifetime” (SSA/Republic)
Album: Paradise Again (2021)
Past T40 History: The reunited trio last appeared on the list with “Don’t You Worry Child”, which held for six weeks at #2 in 2013.

Next week: the adds report returns to normal with the latest solo effort from Khalid.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 7, 2021)

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. The door is open and all the chart activity is here, so let’s take a look at what’s popping at the format this week:

KEEP ON DRIVING: It’s a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart for Olivia Rodrigo and her huge hit “Driver’s License”, which pulls ahead of the song at #2 by more than 1,800 spins. The tune looks poised to approach or eclipse 20,000 spins next week.

As expected, this week’s top new entry comes from Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion at #30 with “Beautiful Mistakes”. It also enters in the top 30 (#24, to be exact) on this week’s Hot AC chart. It’s their 29th and fourth top 40 entries, respectively. Scoring his third top 40 song to date, Conan Gray rises from 43-37 with “Overdrive”, which matches the peak of “Maniac” from last year. AJR is also on the move with “Way Less Sad”, which jumps from 46-38. It’s the trio’s sixth trip into the top 40 here.

Down in the top 50, the duo Silk Sonic enters at #43 with “Leave The Door Open”. The act is a new project featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, who are credited as solo artists as well. Fresh off his performance at the Pokémon Day Virtual Concert, Post Malone lands at #50 with his cover of Hootie & The Blowfish‘s “Only Wanna Be With You”. The original song spent three weeks at #1 in the fall of 1995.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 2, 2021)

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: Glass Animals leads the song safari at the format. Let’s add ’em up:

THE “HEAT” IS ON: As it continues its ascent at the Alternative format, “Heat Waves” keeps on sizzling with a super win on the adds report at the Top 40 format. The first crossover hit for Glass Animals secures another 31 new stations this week. Tying for the runner-up position, AJR‘s “Way Less Sad” and Masked Wolf‘s “Astronaut In The Ocean” were good for totals of 25 adds each.

Charting singles from Cardi B, Conan Gray and Tiësto returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion look to beautify the top of next week’s adds report with their new collaboration.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Republic)
2-T. AJR, “Way Less Sad” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
2-T. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
4. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
5. FAT JOE featuring DJ KHALED & AMORPHOUS, “Sunshine (The Light)” (RNG/EMPIRE)
6-T. CONAN GRAY, “Overdrive” (Republic)
6. THE KID LAROI, “Without You” (Grade A/Columbia)
6-T. TIËSTO, “The Business” (Atlantic)
9. JESSIA, “I’m Not Pretty” (Artist Driven/Republic)
10-T. DAYA, “Bad Girl” (Sandlot/AWAL)
10-T. LOONA, “Star” (Blockberry Creative)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 28, 2021)

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. Who’s licensed to appear at #1 this week? A look at what’s popping at the format may drive you to figure it out:

OUT FOR A DRIVE: In just its seventh week on the list, “Driver’s License” by Olivia Rodrigo charges down the Top 40 highway and parks it in the top spot. It’s her first #1 song at the format, which is not too shabby for her first ever charting hit. Now, how long will it continue to dominate? The answer to that, and when it will reach #1 at the Hot AC format, will be revealed soon.

Daya picks up her sixth top 40 single with “Bad Girl”, lifting from 41-38. It’s her first time in the region since early 2018. Australian newcomer Masked Wolf also makes the top 40 with “Astronaut In The Ocean”, up from 43-40. His first top 40 release has already made it this high (or higher) on the national charts in a number of countries in Europe, as well as his home country.

New entries from Conan Gray and AJR land just outside the top 50, with “Overdrive” entering at #43 and “Way Less Sad” starting at #46. The two tracks should have enough action to hit the top 40 next week, unless the forthcoming collaboration from Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion or another larger release blocks their entrance temporarily.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 28, 2021

Still got the drive.

DEBUTS
40. The Strumbellas – Greatest Enemy
39. P!nk & Willow Sage Hart – Cover Me In Sunshine | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Conan Gray – Overdrive (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Dua Lipa – We’re Good (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Taylor Swift featuring HAIM – No Body, No Crime (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Miley Cyrus featuring Dua Lipa – Prisoner (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Chris Cornell – Watching The Wheels (07) | PEAK: #07
06. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – All About You (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Taylor Swift – Willow (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Tones And I – Fly Away (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Afterglow (03) | PEAK: #02
02. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Joy Oladokun – Breathe Again (1)
2. Mike Posner featuring Stanaj & Yung Bae – Momma Always Told Me (5)
3. Silk City & Ellie Goulding – New Love (3)
4. MisterWives – Superbloom (9)
5. Joshua Bassett – Lie Lie Lie (6)
6. Shawn Hook – Take Me Home (7)
7. Nessa Barrett featuring Jxdn – La Di Die (10)
8. Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together (-)
9. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (-)
10. The Band CAMINO – 1 Last Cigarette (-)

In The Mix:
Maisie Peters – John Hughes Movie (new)
Moon Taxi – Say
Nick Jonas – Spaceman (new)
Zak Abel – Be Kind (new)
Zoe Wees – Girls Like Us

Chart Notes:

  • Olivia Rodrigo scores a second week at #1 on my personal chart with “Driver’s License”, her very first entry to date. The track climbs to #1 on this weekend’s Top 40 radio update, while also remaining atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. One of last week’s debuts from Conan Gray is now the Biggest Mover this time around, as “Overdrive” lifts from 40-34. P!nk and her 9-year-old daughter Willow Sage Hart have the Highest Debut of the week at #39 with “Cover Me In Sunshine”, which is beginning to pick up some airplay at the Hot AC format in both the U.S. and Canada, while The Strumbellas enter at #40 with the CanCon-approved “Greatest Enemy”.

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