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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 24, 2017)

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: at least nine singles ended up officially impacting this week… yes, nine, so adds were pretty split all around. That being said, new titles from Liam Payne and NF were among the big winners of that battle. Check them all out below:

“DOWN” FOR THE CROWN: Format newcomer NF, already popular in the Christian world, takes the Most Added title on this week’s report with “Let You Down”, scoring 38 new stations on impact. This achievement comes after plenty of early commitments came in for the song over the last month (its impact date was even moved up a week) and its debut in the top 50 over the weekend. “Down” is searching to become the first crossover release by a Christian performer to reach the top 40 on Top 40 radio since Britt Nicole‘s “Gold”, which peaked at #29 in February 2013. Based on current gains, it could do it as early as this weekend. (I guess he was looking to a higher power for some help!)

Liam Payne‘s “Bedroom Floor” (#3, 26 new stations) also has a significant group of adds, as the former One Direction singer is trying for his second solo #1 on the pop chart, following the Quavo-assisted “Strip That Down”, which held there for a single week about two weeks ago. A couple of interesting collaborations also join the party in the top ten this week, with “Meant To Be” (#5, 22 new stations) by pop singer Bebe Rexha and country duo Florida Georgia Line pacing just ahead of “Feels Great” (#6, 20 new stations) from EDM trio Cheat Codes and rapper Fetty Wap. Look for both of those future hits, along with Payne’s solo track, to chart in the coming weeks.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
2. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
3-T. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)
3-T. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
5. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
6. CHEAT CODES featuring FETTY WAP, “Feels Great” (300 Entertainment/in2une)
7. ALEX AIONO featuring TRINIDAD CARDONA, “Does It Feel Like Falling” (Interscope)
8. MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA, “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
9. POST MALONE featuring 21 SAVAGE, “rockstar” (Republic)
10-T. DAYA, “New” (Interscope)
10-T. TAYLOR SWIFT, “…Ready For It?” (Big Machine/Republic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 22, 2017)

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. With all the Christmas albums making their way into the marketplace this week, you’d hardly know that Halloween hasn’t even happened yet. Seriously, calm down, folks. There are no seasonal songs on the pop chart just yet, thankfully, but we can still unwrap the gift that is my weekly commentary:

“SORRY” SEEMS TO BE THE HOTTEST WORD: Some call her Demigod Lovatican, because her musical catalog is a religious experience. Others, well… others just say they’re casual fans of her material, which is perfectly fine too. Demi Lovato soars from 6-1 on this week’s CHR/Top 40 list with “Sorry Not Sorry”, marking the largest climb to #1 since 2005, when Mariah Carey‘s “Shake It Off” bolted from 7-1 (9/16/05 R&R) to begin a five-week stay. “Sorry” is the singer’s second #1 track at the format, following “Give Your Heart A Break” (9/2-9/12 MB) from her Unbroken album. You’ll recall that “Give” took 25 weeks in the top 40 to reach the top spot, the second-longest run in the history of the format behind Alessia Cara‘s 26 weeks for “Here” in 2016, so “Sorry” claiming #1 in its 14th week isn’t too bad at all.

With Lovato’s song advancing to #1, “Sorry Not Sorry” swaps places with last week’s chart-topper, “Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift, which tumbles to #6 after just one frame at the top. That giant fall ties the record for the largest drop from #1 during the PPW (or plays-per-week) era, which also occurred in July 1997, when “Mmmbop” by Hanson fell from 1-6 (7/18/97 R&R) after nine weeks at the summit. You might ask, “Where’s the love?” I will come to you with a weird answer this time aroundif only I can remember it. (The trio’s “I Was Born” is accumulating airplay at the Hot AC format, but hasn’t charted yet.)

WHAT’S “NEW” THIS WEEK?: Plenty to celebrate on the pop chart this week, as four new songs break into the top 50. Leading the latest batch of debuts is “Faking It”, new at #44 for Calvin Harris and featured artists Kehlani and Lil Yachty. Harris’s prior top ten track, “Feels”, narrowly snuck back into the top 40 for the published update, but it will be removed next Sunday. It’s likely to become Kehlani’s second top 40 single and Lil Yachty’s third, all three of which have been in a featured role. Christian hip-hop artist NF follows at #46 with “Let You Down”. It’s taken from his former #1 album, Perception, and impacts at the format this week. We’ll see if the performer can break away from the faith-based world for a moment to score a big pop hit.

Entering at #49 is another single that’s headed for adds this Tuesday: a remix of “Reggaetón Lento” by CNCO and Little Mix. That song has already been a smash across Latin America, and it even hit #5 in the U.K., largely due to the inclusion of the female quartet and their streak of hits in that country. (Of course, they won The X Factor there in 2011.) Lastly, at #50, is a new single called “New” from teen singer Daya. Several months ago, she just missed the top 50 at the format with “Talk”, the fourth single from her Sit Still, Look Pretty album (though it was released after she had already departed her former label for a new home, Interscope Records.) It’s looking to become her fifth top 40 hit sometime next month.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 22, 2017

In the P!nk.

DEBUTS
40. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings
39. Daya – New
38. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Delta Rae – No Peace In Quiet (39)
31. Harry Styles – Kiwi (37)
26. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over (32)
23. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (25) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phillip Phillips – Miles (14) | PEAK: #10
09. The Script – Rain (06) | PEAK: #02
08. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Kesha – Praying (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Walk The Moon – One Foot (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – New Rules (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (03) | PEAK: #02
01. P!nk – What About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (3)
2. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (2)
3. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (5)
4. Wrabel – The Village (4)
5. Bishop Briggs – Dream (10)
6. Loote – Out Of My Head (8)
7. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (6)
8. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (-)
9. New Politics – Color Green (9)
10. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (-)

In The Mix:
Cody Fry – Nobody But You
Fastball – Best Friend
Louis Tomlinson – Just Like You
Mainland – I Found God (new)
Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill – Dear Hate
MIKA – It’s My House (new)
Olivia Holt – Generous
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Liam Payne is close to falling out of the top 40 (down 30-35 this week) with his former #2 hit, “Strip That Down”, but I’m sure he’ll return to the upper rungs of my chart soon enough with “Bedroom Floor”, his follow-up single. It’s new at #38, as it takes the title of Highest Debut on my latest chart. Payne’s highly-anticipated solo album still doesn’t have a release date.
  • Pop and dance singer Daya turns 19 on Tuesday, so make sure to wish her a big ol’ happy birthday on social media. She’s at #39 this week with a new track called, well, “New”. It leads her forthcoming second studio album, which also doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s sure to have plenty of bops. “New” was the third Most Added titl at Top 40 radio last week.
  • Finally, at #40, is the first chart single for Swedish-born, Nashville-based singer Andreas Moss. “Stuck In My Feelings” is currently at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio, recently going top 50 at the former. Moss’s label, Curb, has shied away from the formats in the last decade, largely developing charting acts at Christian (AC/CHR/Rock) and Country radio.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 17, 2017)

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: Calvin Harris and friends get real by “Faking”, Daya tries to prove that “New” trumps old and much more! It’s time for yet another musical adventure, so let’s get swinging into this jungle of jams:

HISTORY IN THE “FAKING”: Though Charlie Puth‘s “How Long” emerges as this week’s Most Added song at the format for a second week, securing 43 new stations, there was a tight battle between four records for most of the day. Landing just behind the 25-year-old pop star is the collaboration from Calvin Harris, Kehlani and Lil Yachty, “Faking It”. However, the 33 adds that it picked up this week are very much real. It looks to be the third top 40 hit from Harris’s current set, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, a #2 album from earlier this year.

Daya‘s “New” also picked up a solid selection of stations this Tuesday, scoring 32 adds in its impact week, putting it in third place. With a new era on a new record label, the 18-year-old is hoping for her fifth top 40 hit, as well as her fourth top ten title. Rounding out the top five tracks of the week, “rockstar” (#4, 25 stations) from Post Malone featuring 21 Savage and “Good Old Days” (#5, 24 stations) by Macklemore featuring Kesha continue the collaboration consumption on the pop chart. (Both of those tunes are well into the top 40 at this point.)

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)
2. CALVIN HARRIS featuring KEHLANI & LIL YACHTY, “Faking It” (Columbia)
3. DAYA, “New” (Interscope)
4. POST MALONE featuring 21 SAVAGE, “rockstar” (Republic)
5. MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA, “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
6. KHALID, “Young Dumb & Broke” (Right Hand Music/RCA)
7. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
8. BLACKBEAR, “Do Re Mi” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
9. CARDI B, “Bodak Yellow” (KSR/Atlantic)
10. CAMILA CABELLO featuring YOUNG THUG, “Havana” (Syco/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 16-17, 2017)

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 two new tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CALVIN HARRIS featuring KEHLANI & LIL YACHTY – “Faking It” (Columbia)
Album: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (2017)
Past T40 History: “Slide” (#9) and “Feels” (#8) from Harris’s latest set are only two of his eleven career top ten hits at the format.

DAYA – “New” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2017/18?)
Past T40 History: With three top ten songs, including a chart-topping collaboration with The Chainsmokers, she’s on a hot streak.

Next week: Format newcomers Alex Aiono, CNCO and NF are among the acts competing for the Most Added title. With four (so far) releases in the mix, it’ll be a very competitive Tuesday.

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

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 12, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

DEBUTS
40. AudioDamn! – Don’t Call Me When It’s Over
37. Wrabel – 11 Blocks | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. LÉON – Tired Of Talking (34)
26. Gwen Stefani – Misery (31)
25. Parachute – Without You (30)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Daya – Sit Still, Look Pretty (08) | PEAK: #08
07. The Strumbellas – Spirits (06) | PEAK: #02
06. DNCE – Toothbrush (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (05) | PEAK: #03
04. Barns Courtney – Fire (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. P!nk – Just Like Fire (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (3)
2. MUNA – Loudspeaker (1)
3. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (Don’t You Cry For Me) (2)
4. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (7)
5. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (5)
6. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (6)
7. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (9)
8. Sara Hartman – Satellite (8)
9. Weathers – Happy Pills (-)
10. Tom Odell – Magnetised (-)

In The Mix:
COIN – Talk Too Much (new)
Elton John – A Good Heart
Haley Reinhart – Better
Lukas Graham – Mama Said (new)
Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You (new)
Miike Snow – My Trigger (new)
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a speedy rise to the top for Justin Timberlake‘s international smash, “Can’t Stop The Feeling”. It advances 2-1 in its sixth week on the chart. “Can’t” is featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming film Trolls, which isn’t out until November. (Spoiler alert: the song probably won’t be at #1 then.) Timberlake first hit #1 on my personal chart in 2000 as a part of the boy band *NSYNC.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from 27-year-old Wrabel. He’s new at #37 with “11 Blocks”. Nearly two years ago, he was on this very blog when his Sideways EP was released. I enjoyed the interview then, and I’m really enjoying his latest song. It’s not available to purchase or stream yet, but it has debuted on a few Hot AC radio stations in the last few days.
  • The only other debut is the second chart single from AudioDamn!, “Don’t Call Me When It’s Over”. The German act calls in at #40 this week. This past January, they reached #31 with “Radar”. The trio recently shot a video for their latest single.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 5, 2016

Send my song (to your new record book.)

The “Love” for Adele continues.

DEBUTS
40. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better
39. Dagny – Backbeat | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. LÉON – Tired Of Talking (39)
32. FRANKIE – New Obsession (38)
23. American Authors – What We Live For (29)
21. Zayn – Like I Would (28) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bahari – Dancing On The Sun (11) | PEAK: #10
09. BANNERS – Start A Riot (07) | PEAK: #07
08. Daya – Sit Still, Look Pretty (08) | PEAK: #08
07. DNCE – Toothbrush (09) | PEAK: #07
06. The Strumbellas – Spirits (06) | PEAK: #02
05. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (05) | PEAK: #03
04. P!nk – Just Like Fire (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Barns Courtney – Fire (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. MUNA – Loudspeaker (1)
2. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (Don’t You Cry For Me) (2)
3. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (4)
4. AudioDamn! – Don’t Call Me When It’s Over (6)
5. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (3)
6. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (5)
7. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (8)
8. Sara Hartman – Satellite (9)
9. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (10)
10. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (-)

In The Mix:
Elton John – A Good Heart (new)
Garbage – Empty
Greyson Chance – Back On The Wall
Haley Reinhart – Better
Justin Klump – Loved You Good
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dark Necessities
Six60 – Don’t Forget Your Roots
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man
Tom Odell – Magnetised
Weathers – Happy Pills (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Chart action: New trio Bahari‘s first top 40 hit becomes their first top ten, as “Dancing On The Sun” climbs 11-10. It sits a few spots below the top 50 on the pop radio chart. Zayn claims the week’s Biggest Mover with “Like I Would”, up 28-21, a gain of seven notches. Most chart movement is slow to moderate this week, thanks in part to few new releases and the day off on Monday.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from newcomer Dagny, who bows at #39 with “Backbeat”. She’s from Norway, and her song has already racked up some major streams at Spotify since it was released in the fall of last year. In a few weeks, it goes for adds at Hot AC radio. Other Norwegian acts to make my chart include a-haA1, and M2M.
  • One notch below that is the latest from Shawn Mendes. “Treat You Better” debuts at #40, and it leads his upcoming set, due sometime later this year. The song was co-written by Teddy Geiger, who also co-wrote “Stitches” (#5) and had a pair of top 40 hits on my chart in 2006. “These Walls” was the bigger hit, peaking at #3.

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