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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 6, 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. If you believe in a higher power or the power of magic, then it just so happens to a great week to check out the musical and mystical adventure of the pop format and these top titles:

PICKING UP THE PEACHES: Justin Bieber spends a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with Daniel Caesar and GIVĒON-assisted “Peaches”, as Dua Lipa is back on the move with “Levitating”, lifting from 4-2. Will it ascend to the top next week? Stay tuned.

The only new entry in the top 40 comes from Coldplay, whose “Higher Power” rises from 42-39. The current top ten song on the Alternative chart is their 13th top 40 hit at the pop format since first ranking here in 2001.

Three titles enter the top 50 this week. Leading the way, Tomorrow x Together works their musical “Magic” and completes a chart trick at #47. New at #49, P!nk is in with “All I Know So Far”, the title cut from the soundtrack to her new Amazon documentary. Finishing things off at #50, “First Time” sneaks into the region for Illenium and Iann Dior.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 30, 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: Fruity finds are leading the way, as Justin Bieber tops the adds report. Let’s add ’em up:

A PEACHY POSITION: Justin Bieber leads the adds report at Top 40 radio with the Daniel Caesar and Givēon-assisted hit “Peaches”, earning another sweet and sugary 70 stations this week. Bieber’s “Hold On” is also holding onto a spot in the top five again, scoring 28 more adds and a third place finish. The former is looking to fly straight into the top 20 this week, while the latter is still approaching the top 30.

The top impacting titles on the log were by Demi Lovato and Addison Rae: the former’s “Dancing With The Devil” spun into the runner-up spot with 44 stations, while the latter’s “Obsessed” preoccupied the pop panel with 21 stations, good for fifth place. Lovato’s song is likely to reach the lower end of the top 40 by the weekend, while Rae’s should start somewhere in the top 50.

Charting singles from Ariana Grande, Cardi B and Masked Wolf 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. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON, “Peaches” (Def Jam)
2. DEMI LOVATO, “Dancing With The Devil” (Island/Republic)
3. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
4. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
5. ADDISON RAE, “Obsessed” (Sandlot/AWAL-in2une)
6-T. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
6-T. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
6-T. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)
9. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
10. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 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. For all your Passover pop activity, including more than a few songs passing over others on the survey, here’s a look at what’s moving at the format this week:

END OF THE DRIVE: Chart smash “Driver’s License” from Olivia Rodrigo cruises to a fifth week at the top of the pop chart. In the next few days, it will likely relinquish the chart crown to Billie Eilish, whose “Therefore I Am” is still gaining as it holds at #2.

Another week, another Justin Bieber debut. His 35th top 40 hit is “Peaches”, which scores a sweet start at #29. The track features Daniel Caesar and Givēon, who both score their first top 40 single to date at the format. Ariana Grande‘s “POV” is next at #34, which becomes her 25th top 40 hit at the format. Her new single was last Tuesday’s Most Added song at the format, while “Peaches” secured a second place finish. Format newcomers Lil Tjay and 6LACK are dialing up a hit in “Calling My Phone”, soaring from 43-37 this week. The collaboration is still rising quickly through the top 20 on both the Rhythmic and Urban lists, where both acts have charted previously. Up next, “Sunshine (The Light)” shines on the chart, up from 41-39 for Fat Joe, DJ Khaled and Amorphous. This marks the fifth top 40 hit and first in 16 years for Fat Joe, the 11th for DJ Khaled and the first for Amorphous. Finally, Duncan Laurence appears on the Top 40 radio chart with his first entry, “Arcade”, which debuts at #40. In 2019, it took the top prize at the Eurovision Song Contest and is now the first winning title from the competition to hit the this list since 1976’s “Save Your Kisses For Me” by Brotherhood Of Man, which reached #36 on the CHR survey in Radio & Records that June.

In the top 50, the aforementioned Givēon comes in at #45 with his own “Heartbreak Anniversary”. The track is also approaching the top 40 at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats. At #47, Ashe and Finneas enter with the duet “Till Forever Falls Apart”. Finneas has written and/or produced a number of chart titles, including those for his sister Billie Eilish, but has never ranked in the top 50 as an artist. The viral hit “Telepatía” by newcomer Kali Uchis aparece en la lista de radio en #49 (or appears on the list at #49.) We have one final song in the #50 spot, coming from NF and the title cut from his recent mixtape Clouds. The set is expected to place in the top five on next week’s Billboard 200 update.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 23, 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: Ariana Grande is positioned at the top once again. Let’s add ’em up:

ENJOY THE VIEW: Top 40 radio has a point of view on Ariana Grande’s “POV”, which leads the adds report with 81 stations on impact. This will soon be the third top 40 hit from the album Positions: both the title track and “34+35” reached #1 at the format.

Five adds behind Grande, Justin Bieber opened in second place with the Daniel Caesar and Givēon-assisted hit “Peaches”. At 76 stations this week, it comes in well ahead of another recent Bieber release, “Hold On”, scoring 24 adds and a fourth place finish. Meanwhile, featured artist Givēon is also breaking out with his own tune “Heartbreak Anniversary”, which takes fifth place with 18 new commitments from the panel.

Format newcomer Duncan Laurence also had a great day with “Arcade”, a hit which won the Eurovision Song Contest two years ago. Thanks in part to recent activity on TikTok, it’s having a successful second life: it secured up 50 adds on impact, good for third place.

Charting singles from Bebe Rexha, Cardi B and Masked Wolf 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. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
2. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON, “Peaches” (Def Jam)
3. DUNCAN LAURENCE, “Arcade” (Capitol)
4. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
5. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
6. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
7-T. ANNIKA WELLS, “Sucks Being Sober” (Vol. 1/Epic)
7-T. BEBE REXHA, “Sacrifice” (Warner)
9-T. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
9-T. GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Republic)

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