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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 9, 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. Happiness fills the air at the format, but the feeling may not be as strong by next week. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

SUCK THIS SIX PACK: With their new album Happiness Begins headed towards the top of the Billboard 200, “Sucker” from the Jonas Brothers remains at #1 for the sixth nonconsecutive week on the Top 40 list, while their follow-up single “Cool” is up a spot to #13. Ironically, the three guys will likely be kicked out of the top spot again on next week’s chart by the performer that they name-check in “Cool”, as Post Malone‘s “Wow” (up 3-2 this week) appears ready to lead the list after five months in the top 40. (This run isn’t long enough to wow the chart geeks of the world, as it doesn’t break any records, but it’s still a slow one.)

After weeks upon weeks of bigger releases, the top 40 is finally returning to normal this week, with a number of singles climbing six, seven and eight positions following that volatile period. However, we also have three new tracks making it into the top 40, led by the collaboration “Call You Mine” by The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha at #35. This hit marks the twelfth top 40 entry for the duo and the 15th for Rexha. SHAED and Lewis Capaldi also earn their first top 40 tunes at the format this week: the trio is in with the recent #1 Alternative radio hit “Trampoline”, up 42-38, while Capaldi’s former U.K. chart-topper “Someone You Loved” climbs from 44-40.

Joining the top 50 this week, “Find U Again” by Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello finds a way into the #41 spot. This single also makes its debut on the Hot AC chart this Sunday, landing at #45. It should easily enter the top 40 at both formats next week. New at #47 on the survey, we also find Cabello’s former bandmate from the group Fifth Harmony: of course, that’s Ally Brooke with the A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie-assisted “Lips Don’t Lie”. It’s her second chart song as a solo artist. Finally, at #49, is a newcomer that’s had plenty of top 40 action as a songwriter: she co-wrote Halsey‘s track “Without Me”, a #1 hit for four weeks from earlier this year. Now, Delacey is in with “My Man”. Her forthcoming EP is due later this year.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 28, 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. May you have a good end of April, because a new month is coming on Wednesday… and as the calendar changes, so do the charts! Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format:

SECONDS DON’T SUCK: From their upcoming set Happiness Begins, the Jonas Brothers are steady at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 chart with “Sucker”. The international hit also moves to #8 at Hot AC radio, while climbing to #34 and #46 on the AC and Rhythmic formats. Yes, the Jonas Brothers have a song on the Rhythmic chart for the first time ever. Meanwhile, the trio’s track “Cool” is up from 19-17 at Top 40 and 31-27 at Hot AC, which should make the top ten on both formats by the summer.

The bigger story of the week, however, is the massive debut of “ME!” by Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, which bows at #24. The collaboration is the 28th top 40 hit for Swift and the first solo entry for Urie, who fronts Panic! At The Disco; the act ranks at #22 this week with “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”. “ME!” also lands at #18 on the Hot AC chart. This hit is not to be confused with “Me” from Paula Cole, who took her track to #11 and #20 on the Hot AC and CHR/Pop charts, respectively, in May 1998. Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” makes a solid move from 42-35, earning her a second top 40 hit, while Travis Scott and The Weeknd bounce from 44-40 in the countdown with “Wake Up”. It marks Scott’s sixth entry in the region and The Weeknd’s 11th. Hilary Duff‘s song with the same name spent a week at this position when it peaked in August 2005.

Lil Dicky‘s all-star collaboration “Earth” revolves around the #46 spot, marking the first of this week’s top 50 entries. The song had a jolt in airplay earlier this week due to the annual Earth Day celebration, but has fallen off since the holiday. Push Baby, who got a #6 hit (“Me And My Broken Heart”) in June 2014 as Rixton, checks in at #49 with “Mama’s House”. It’s their first chart song under the new name, which follows the band’s proper relaunch earlier this year. Lastly, starting at #50, Dan + Shay‘s “Speechless” breaks onto the list. It’s a former #1 song on the country chart and the duo’s second to cross to the pop format following “Tequila”.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 21, 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. We have an egg-celent look at the pop radio chart as Easter comes to a close. So, break out the musical matzah, because here’s what’s popping on the survey:

THREE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS: 11 years and six months after they first entered the top 40 at the format with “S.O.S.”, which got as high as #23, the Jonas Brothers earn their first #1 at the Top 40 format with “Sucker”, moving from 2-1. The three brothers join other male sibling trios to reach the top of the pop chart, including the Bee Gees and Hanson. They also join a number of acts to pick up their first #1 song more than ten years after first appearing on the Top 40 list, which includes big names like Green Day, Santana, Tina Turner and the most recent example from last year, Panic! At The Disco. Want even more “Cool” news from the guys? Well, that hit of theirs is up from 25-19 this week and it’s moving quickly. Watch out for the band on Saturday Night Live in a few weeks.

Passing over and into the top 40 this week, there are three new songs in the region, led by “Chlorine” from Twenty One Pilots. It’s up from 41-38, marking the duo’s fifth top 40 entry on the Top 40 list. It also leads the new Alternative chart update, up 2-1. Moving from 43-39, “Juice” squeezes into the top 40 for Lizzo. It’s her first chart appearance. The single is taken from her new album Cuz I Love You, which went to #1 on iTunes over the weekend. Finally, entering the entire chart at #40, a new version of “Con Calma” hits the survey for Daddy Yankee, Katy Perry and Snow. Of course, “Con” samples Snow’s biggest track to date, 1993’s “Informer”, a #2 smash on the CHR chart in April of that year. This marks the fourth, 26th and third top 40 entry, respectively, for each artist.

Additionally, we have three new tunes hopping into the top 50 this week. As “When The Party’s Over” continues its ascent up the list from 26-23, Billie Eilish bounces onto the survey at #42 with “Bad Guy”. It continues to be a huge sales and streaming record. The airplay for it thus far is unsolicited; it hasn’t been officially serviced to the format, as the label continues to work “When”. Landing at #44, “Wake Up” pairs Travis Scott and The Weeknd on the former’s new single off his chart-topping Astroworld album. Coming in at #47, we also have the debut of “Medicine”, a collaboration from Jennifer Lopez and French Montana. The two performers previously worked together on a song titled “I Luh Ya Papi”, which earned some airplay here, but did not reach the top 50.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 8-9, 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 the four impacting tracks this week at the Top 40 format:

IN REAL LIFE – “Crazy AF” (Hollywood)
Album: (single only) (2019)
Past T40 History: Last year, the group managed to spend two weeks at #28 with their first top 40 song, “Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)”.

JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring FRENCH MONTANA – “Medicine” (HITCO)
Album: (single only) (2019)
Past T40 History: 20 years after her first big record, the #2 song “If You Had My Love”, Lopez is searching for her 23rd top 40 hit.

JONAS BROTHERS – “Cool” (Republic)
Album: (single only) (2019)
Past T40 History: As “Sucker” storms through the top ten and towards the summit, the band’s newest track is already top 50 here.

RACHEL CROW – “Up All Night” (S-Curve)
Album: (single only) (2019)
Past T40 History: A former contestant on the U.S. edition of The X Factor, Crow and her song “Dime” got to #50 in October 2017.

Next week: “Remember” to check out the impacting titles from Betty Who and Lewis Capaldi, the latter of which is still at #1 in the United Kingdom.

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

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