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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!

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 (October 21, 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. At this point, we may as well be asking how many seconds of fall are left, since summer is well behind us. Luckily, the summer is preserved on the pop chart and there are many sunny songs making some hot moves. Time to see what’s popping this Sunday:

FOUR OUT OF FIVE: This week looks to be the last one atop the pop survey for “Youngblood” from Australian group 5 Seconds Of Summer, which remains there for its fourth week. The song sheds over 750 spins from last Sunday. Taking a nice jump from 6-2, Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman” is expected to enter the top spot next week, which will also likely be a multi-week #1 due to a lack of competition. (“God” is the only song currently gaining in the top six.) Soon enough, Grande will have two hits in the top ten simultaneously, with “Breathin” up from 18-14 on the latest update. How will both acts perform on the year-end survey? It’ll be here before you know it… meanwhile, “Youngblood” is still rising on the Hot AC chart, currently at #4, while Grande’s two hits are at #23 and #39, respectively, with “Breathin” at the higher position.

“LONELY” TOGETHER: Plenty of chart action in the lower half of the list this week, including four songs reaching the top 40. At #30, Drake and the late Michael Jackson soar from #43 last week with “Don’t Matter To Me”, the latest single from the former’s Scorpion album. It’s the 25th top 40 hit for Drake and the 37th solo entry for Jackson, a total which combines 33 songs that charted during the Radio & Records and/or Mediabase era (September 1973 – present) and four songs that made the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 prior to that time period. Of those three dozen chart records, this is Jackson’s third posthumous hit to enter the region; you might remember that he went to #38 in December 2010 with “Hold My Hand”, a duet with Akon, and #29 in June 2014 with “Love Never Felt So Good”, a duet with Justin Timberlake. Further down, Camila Cabello goes straight into the chart at #35 with her ninth solo top 40 hit, “Consequences”, boosted by a new Orchestra version of the song. The original version of the tune can be found on her former #1 album Camila. In with her eighth top 40 song, Alessia Cara leaps from 49-37 with “Trust My Lonely”, as country duo Dan + Shay crosses to the pop chart for the first time with “Tequila”, up 42-39. The song now ranks at #11 on the Hot AC list.

Four additional songs enter the top 50 this week, led by “Better” by Khalid at #41. It’s the lead radio single from his latest EP called Suncity, which debuted on Friday and could make the top ten on next week’s Billboard 200 chart. Just below him, “Sunflower” is up and sprouting at #42 for Post Malone and Swae Lee. Their current collaboration is featured in the upcoming movie Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, due December 14. The tune got as high as #2 on iTunes upon release two days ago. Another massive hit from a current box office winner enters the top 50 at #48, this song from A Star Is Born. The stars of that film, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, are new with “Shallow”, a cut that’s already in the top 20 on the Hot AC list after a massive jump during the last week. One last debut, sneaking in at #50, is a multi-artist collaboration that’s a former #1 song on the Rhythmic survey. “Big Bank” is making a lot of green for YG with featured acts 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj. It’s also gaining in the top five on the Urban chart.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 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. There’s a chill in the fall air, but the hot hits on the pop airwaves are keeping things nice and toasty. Here’s what’s popping this Sunday:

SHOW ME “LOVE”: This is the second week at the top for “Love Lies” from Khalid x Normani, a song which has now spent half a year in the top 40. The soundtrack cut from Love, Simon is unbulleted on the newest update and it’s not clear if it’ll receive another week at the top. With that being said, watch out for “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds Of Summer, up to #4 on the new update, which is charging ahead and will likely be the next chart-topper at the format. It’s also the larger Hot AC hit of the two songs: “Youngblood” is now at #9, climbing a notch, while “Love” slides back one notch to #23. Regardless of happens next week, it’s been a solid run for the collaboration at the top spot and should provide a nice launching pad for Normani’s first pop smash completely on her own.

DAN ON YOUR MIND: While reactive tunes from LSD, Silk City & Dua Lipa and Travis Scott reach the top 40, one recurrent and some additional purging fills the lower rungs of the top 50 with a handful of debuts. Out in front, country duo Dan + Shay is on well on its way to their first pop hit with “Tequila”, bowing at #45. The two guys have accumulated seven top 40 singles at their usual format since 2013, with this release landing at the top earlier this year. Just behind them, the new collaboration from David Guetta and Anne-Marie checks in at #46, “Don’t Leave Me Alone”. Both performers are currently in the top 40 with other singles: Guetta’s at #27 this week sharing the lead billing with Jason Derulo on “Goodbye”, while Anne-Marie can be found at #29 with “2002”.

The other debuts in the top 50 this week are not receiving a whole lot of airplay, and it’s doubtful that they’ll stick around for long. At #49, “IDWK” (short for “I don’t want (to) know”) is the first charting collaboration for DVBBS and Blackbear, which is midway up the Top 40 chart in the DVBBS’s native Canada. Blackbear got as high as #24 late last year with “Do Re Mi”. One notch lower, “FeFe” gives controversial performer 6ix9ine his first chart entry at the format, a song which also features Nicki Minaj. It’s now at #10 on this week’s Rhythmic chart, and just outside the region on the updated Urban list. Will it get higher than #50 here? Stay tuned.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 18, 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: take a breather with Ariana Grande‘s latest hit, as well as new tracks by a plethora of pop performers. The action is on, so let’s add ’em up:

NOW WITH ADDED SWEETENER: Just before Yom Kippur begins and we fast for the day, the Top 40 panel is dining on lots of sweet treats with a pop punch. Leading the way, “Breathin” from the aforementioned Grande takes the air right out of our lungs, but in a good way, landing at the top of this week’s report with 43 stations on impact. The song edged into the #40 position on this past Sunday’s published update, giving the singer three tunes in the top 40 simultaneously. (Of course, her other two hits currently are “God Is A Woman” and “No Tears Left To Cry”, which are in the top ten.) Continued support for Mike Posner‘s new hit “Song About You” returns the single to second place with 27 new stations, tied with “Happier” by Marshmello x Bastille, while the rest of the top five is comprised of additional impacting titles from David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie (#4) and Dan + Shay (#5). The former, “Don’t Leave Me Alone”, starts with 26 stations, while the latter, “Tequila”, is new at 22. Just one other song is making its first appearance in the top ten, down at #10. With 15 stations on impact, that’s “Loyal To Me” by Nina Nesbitt.

Next week, expect solid debuts from several format newcomers, including AJ Mitchell and Dean Lewis. Check out the report on Tuesday evening, right here on PGTC.

1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin” (Republic)
2-T. MARSHMELLO x BASTILLE, “Happier” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
2-T. MIKE POSNER, “Song About You” (Island/Republic)
4. DAVID GUETTA featuring ANNE-MARIE, “Don’t Leave Me Alone” (Big Beat/Atlantic)
5. DAN + SHAY, “Tequila” (Warner Bros.)
6. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity” (Columbia)
7. TYGA featuring OFFSET, “Taste” (Lost Kings/EMPIRE)
8. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)
9. LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO), “Thunderclouds” (RECORDS/Columbia)
10. NINA NESBITT, “Loyal To Me” (Cooking Vinyl/RED)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 17-18, 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 tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DAN + SHAY – “Tequila” (Warner Bros.)
Album: Dan + Shay (2018)
Past T40 History: This is the male duo’s first time crossing to the pop airwaves. “Tequila” is a former #1 single on the Country list.

DAVID GUETTA featuring ANNE-MARIE – “Don’t Leave Me Alone” (Big Beat/Atlantic)
Album: 7 (2018)
Past T40 History: Guetta and Anne-Marie haven’t previously collaborated together. Both musicians have singles already charting.

MIKE POSNER – “Song About You” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Posner has three top ten singles to date at the format; “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” had a two-week run at #1 in 2016.

NINA NESBITT – “Loyal To Me” (Cooking Vinyl/RED)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Nesbitt’s song “Somebody Special” received some minor airplay earlier this year; it did not enter the chart here.

Next week: Things really heat up next Tuesday with an Alternative crossover hit by Twenty One Pilots, a Hot AC crossover track by Dean Lewis, and additional impacting titles from newcomer AJ Mitchell and the first collaboration from Gryffin and Elley Duhé. At this point, it’s anyone’s game, so stay tuned to see who wins it all.

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 22, 2018

Disco never died.

Don’t panic! There’s plenty of time to check out all these dazzling new singles and albums hitting shelves. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Pray For The Wicked (iTunes)
Led by the Alternative radio hit “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”, which is approaching the top spot at the format, the new set by Brendon Urie and crew is in for a wickedly good week. It’s looking likely that Pray will debut at #1 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, though a surprise release could pop up at any time. Still, we must have, ahem, high hopes that it shall succeed…

BEBE REXHA – Expectations (iTunes)
Singer and songwriter Rexha’s first full-length project comes after a series of EPs during the past few years. It features the country and pop radio hit “Meant To Be”, a collaboration with Florida Georgia Line. The follow-up single, “I’m A Mess”, hits the latter format in a few days. With solid streaming numbers, it should break into the top ten.

Notable albums out this week: Ben Rector‘s Magic (iTunes), Dan + Shay‘s Dan + Shay (iTunes), Dawes‘s Passwords (iTunes), Lecrae and Zaytoven‘s Let The Trap Say Amen (iTunes), Nine Inch Nails‘s Bad Witch (iTunes), Teyana Taylor‘s KTSE (Keep That Same Energy) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Aaron Taos‘s Night Thoughts (iTunes), Billy Raffoul‘s 1975 (iTunes), Colouring‘s Bn (iTunes), Dan Sadin‘s Dan Sadin (iTunes), John Splithoff‘s Make It Happen (iTunes), Marshmello‘s Joytime II (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Brighter Love” and “Paradise Is Waiting”, St. Lucia (iTunes)
“All The Ways”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Be Right Here”, Kungs & Stargate featuring Goldn (iTunes)
“Big God”, Florence + The Machine (iTunes)
“Burn One Turn One”, Stone Sour (iTunes)
“Chasing Stars”, Fleurie (iTunes)
“Doesn’t Matter”, Gallant featuring A$AP Ferg (iTunes)
“Fernando”, Cher & Andy Garcia (iTunes)
“Fresh Roses”, Juke Ross (iTunes)
“Friends (Justin Caruso Remix)”, Marshmello & Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“F**k Forever”, Third Eye Blind (iTunes)
“GHOST”, Jaden Smith (iTunes)
“Goldchains”, Tyde Levi (iTunes)
“Hands On Me”, White Panda featuring Loote (iTunes)
“Hate Loving You”, Dakota (iTunes)
“Hollywood”, Gorillaz featuring Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle (iTunes)
“Hooked On A Feeling”, Jacob Sartorius (iTunes)
“Hope”, Old Sea Brigade (iTunes)
“If You Were Mine (Acoustic)”, Ocean Park Standoff (iTunes)
“Just For A Moment”, Gryffin featuring Iselin (iTunes)
“Legends” and “Rich And Blind”, Juice WRLD (iTunes)
“Let’s Get Ill”, DJ Snake & Mercer (iTunes)
“Loop”, Paperwhite (iTunes)
“Low (Domenico Tori + Sondr Remixes)”, Lenny Kravitz (iTunes)
“Medicine”, New Hope Club (iTunes)
“Missing You”, Cazzette featuring Parson James (iTunes)
“Move To Miami (Darell Remix)”, Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull (iTunes)
“My Way”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“New Eyes”, Nicklas Sahl (iTunes)
“Oh Child”, Robin Schulz & Piso 21 (iTunes)
“On My Love”, We The Kings (iTunes)
“On The Ball”, Bryce Vine (iTunes)
“Only You”, Cheat Codes & Little Mix (iTunes)
“Palo Santo”, Years & Years (iTunes)
“Paper Cut”, Sophie Simmons (iTunes)
“Pull Up”, Martin Jensen (iTunes)
“Put It To Bed”, JHart (iTunes)
“Real Life”, KONGOS (iTunes)
“Ring Ring”, Jax Jones featuring Mabel and Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Rookie”, Aqua (iTunes)
“Safe”, Daya (iTunes)
“Skipping Stones”, Dan Reynolds & Hans Zimmer (iTunes)
“Sober”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Spiraling Down”, Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Summer On You”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“Switch”, 6LACK (iTunes)
“The Boy In The Bubble”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“The Light Is Coming”, Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Version Of Me”, Kimbra x Dawn (iTunes)
“We Can Do Better (Piano Version)”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“What Would You Do For Love”, NERVO (iTunes)
“When I Grow Up”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Whenever”, Kris Kross Amsterdam x The Boy Next Door featuring Conor Maynard (iTunes)
“World Rage”, Lil Skies (iTunes)
“Wrong Move”, R3HAB & THRDLIFE featuring Olivia Holt (iTunes)
“You’re Not Wrong”, Wet (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Drake, Florence + The Machine, Gorillaz and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 3, 2016

Holding out for this Hero.

Holding out for this Hero.

No June swoon on the release schedule this week… there are lots of emerging and established acts to keep the hits coming. Score! Here are all the notable new albums and singles:

  • MAREN MORRIS — Hero (iTunes)
    • Morris is one of the brightest new stars on the Country scene. Both her sales and streaming data is pretty impressive, and that’ll hopefully translate into a nice first week with her first major-label set. Lead single “My Church”, which has weathered some polarizing callout scores, is still in the top ten at the format. We’ll see if a top five debut is in reach in a few days.
  • TEGAN AND SARA — Love You To Death (iTunes)
    • The two Quin sisters had a very strong pop album in 2013 with Heartthrob, which gave them a U.S. hit with “Closer”. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with “Boyfriend”, which is already a radio hit in their native Canada, and going for Hot AC adds on Monday. I’m looking forward to hearing the other gems on their latest effort.
  • DAN + SHAY — Obsessed (iTunes)
    • The duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney is slowly making its way up the Country airplay list with “From The Ground Up”, which is selling very well. Their second album is looking to repeat the top ten debut of their 2014 set, which gave them one Gold and one Platinum single.
  • VOLBEAT — Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie (iTunes)
    • The Danish metal group is on top of the Active Rock chart with “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”, their fifth #1 there. The last album by the band, released in 2013, entered in the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart. Can they seal the deal for a second time?
  • PAUL SIMON — Stranger To Stranger (iTunes)
    • It’s solo album #13 for the legendary singer/songwriter, another likely top ten record for him. On the Triple A listing, “Wristband” remains in the top 20
  • More albums out this week: Craig Morgan‘s A Whole Lot More To Me (iTunes), Ladyhawke‘s Wild Things (iTunes), Max Jury‘s Max Jury (iTunes), Michael Franti & Spearhead‘s Soulrocker (iTunes), The Kills‘s Ash & Ice (iTunes), Train‘s Does Led Zeppelin 2 (iTunes), Me Before You (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Waitress (Original Cast Recording) (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Alexander Jean‘s Head High (iTunes), The Strokes‘s Future Present Past (iTunes)

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

  • “All We Ever Knew”, The Head And The Heart (iTunes)
  • “Because I Love You”, Montaigne (iTunes)
  • “Good Girls”, Elle King (iTunes)
  • “Great Night”, NEEDTOBREATHE featuring Shovels & Rope (iTunes)
  • “Half Light”, BANNERS (iTunes)
  • “I Love You Always Forever”, Betty Who (iTunes)
  • “Lemonade”, Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner (iTunes)
  • “Maybe IDK”, Jon Bellion (iTunes)
  • “My Enviroment”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)
  • “Need Somebody”, Alex Newell (iTunes)
  • “Palms”, Rationale (iTunes)
  • “Perfect Strangers”, Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper (iTunes)
  • “Roll Up”, Fitz And The Tantrums (iTunes)
  • “Sing Me To Sleep”, Alan Walker (iTunes)
  • “Take Me Dancing”, Will Joseph Cook (iTunes)
  • “Treat You Better”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
  • “Whatever, Wherever”, Band Of Horses (iTunes)
  • “Wow”, Beck (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Fitz And The TantrumsKaleo, KONGOSNick Jonas and more.

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