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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 20, 2020)

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. Yes, someone you loved is back at the top of the pop chart. Here’s what’s popping this week:

THE WAY TO “GO”: Lewis Capaldi scores his second #1 song on the Top 40 chart with “Before You Go”. In its 36th week in the top 40, the single sets a new record for the slowest run ever to the top spot in the plays-per-week era, surpassing the previous record by five weeks. It’s already reached #1 on the Hot AC radio chart.

Three superstar releases leap into the top 40 this week, led by Marshmello and Demi Lovato‘s collaboration “OK Not To Be OK”. It blasts from 43-29, becoming their tenth and 17th top 40 singles at the pop format, respectively. Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper enter the chart at #34 with “Holy”, marking their 30th and fifth top 40 songs here, respectively. The track was just released on Friday. Lastly, the 15th top 40 single for Sam Smith lands at #39. “Diamonds” is taken from the Love Goes album, which comes out on October 23.

The only top 50 entry this week comes from newcomer Jxdn. The social media star debuts at #49 with “Angels & Demons”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 20, 2020

In the Max-imum position.

DEBUTS
40. Salem Ilese – Mad At Disney
39. Alaina Castillo – Tonight
37. Lukas Graham – Share That Love
31. Marshmello & Demi Lovato – OK Not To Be OK | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Smith & Thell – Year Of The Young (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
21. Claire Rosinkranz – Backyard Boy (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Killers – My Own Soul’s Warning (08) | PEAK: #06
09. Scott Helman – Wait No More (06) | PEAK: #03
08. Zara Larsson – Love Me Land (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Zedd & Jasmine Thompson – Funny (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (04) | PEAK: #01 for ten weeks
05. Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – Cardigan (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Dua Lipa – Hallucinate (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kygo & Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It? (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Ava Max – Kings & Queens (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Holding On To You (1)
2. Rozzi – Best Friend Song (4)
3. Taylor Swift – Betty (3)
4. Tate McRae – You Broke Me First (10)
5. LP – The One That You Love (5)
6. Sasha Sloan – Lie (-)
7. Jamie Scott – New York Nights (6)
8. JP Saxe – A Little Bit Yours (-)
9. Dua Lipa featuring Madonna & Missy Elliott – Levitating (7)
10. Kygo & Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (-)

In The Mix:
Alicia Keys – Love Looks Better
Aloe Blacc – My Way (new)
Bea Miller – Feel Something
Gracie Abrams – Friend
Keith Urban & P!nk – One Too Many (new)
Lady Gaga – 911 (new)
Matt Simons – Better Tomorrow
NOTD & Nina Nesbitt – Cry Dancing
Rachel Platten – Soldiers (new)
Ritt Momney – Put Your Records On (new)
Steps – What The Future Holds
Taylor Swift – The 1
The Vamps – Married In Vegas
Tyler Shaw – Remember
Walk Off The Earth – Farther We Go
ZZ Ward – Giant

Chart Notes:

  • Ava Max earns her first #1 song on my chart with “Kings & Queens”, reaching the top after two weeks at #3. She previously got to #6 with “Sweet But Psycho”. Four songs are new to the top 40, with “OK Not To Be OK” by Marshmello and Demi Lovato leading the way at #31. Further down, Lukas Graham‘s “Share That Love” shares in an entry at #37, while two newcomers are new at #39 and #40, respectively: Alaina Castillo with “Tonight” and Salem Ilese with the viral hit “Mad At Disney”.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 17, 2017

Writing the script for 2017.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 17, 2017:

Debuts:
40. GRACE VANDERWAAL, “Moonlight”
39. MAGIC GIANT, “Window”
36. U2, “You’re The Best Thing About Me”

Biggest Mover:
KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft” (31-18, thirteen spots)

10. DEMI LOVATO, “Sorry Not Sorry” (steady, second week)
Album: Tell Me You Love Me (2017, Island Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

09. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Cut To The Feeling” (steady, second week)
Album: E•MO•TION: Side B + (2017, Interscope Records)
Peak: #8

08. ARCADE FIRE, “Everything Now” (down 4)
Album: Everything Now (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

07. NIALL HORAN, “Slow Hands” (down 2)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

06. HARRY STYLES, “Two Ghosts” (up 2)
Album: Harry Styles (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. P!NK, “What About Us” (up 2)
Album: Beautiful Trauma (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. GEORGE EZRA, “Don’t Matter Now” (down 2)
Album: Staying At Tamara’s (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Look What You Made Me Do” (up 3)
Album: Reputation (2017, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “Rain” (up 1)
Album: Freedom Child (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. KESHA, “Praying” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Rainbow (2017, Kemosabe/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 15, 2020)

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: Marshmello and Demi Lovato get the “OK” from the Top 40 format in an otherwise slow session. Let’s add ’em up:

MORE THAN “OK”: After starting at #43 on Sunday’s published chart, Marshmello and Demi Lovato’s song “OK Not To Be OK” leads this week’s report with a total of 110 stations during its opening week. It also ranked as the Most Added release at the Hot AC format yesterday, earning 24 adds there. It should bolt into the top 40 on both charts by the weekend.

The only other new song in the top five comes from Madison Beer, who ties for second place with “Baby”. It secures 17 adds.

Charting singles from 24KGoldn, Conan Gray and Surf Mesa returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

The new collaboration from Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper will likely have a wholly holy week on Tuesday’s update.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MARSHMELLO & DEMI LOVATO, “OK Not To Be OK” (Island/Republic)
2-T. 24KGOLDN featuring IANN DIOR, “Mood” (RECORDS-Columbia)
2-T. MADISON BEER, “Baby” (Access/Epic)
4. SURF MESA featuring EMILEE, “ILY (I Love You Baby)” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
5. CALVIN HARRIS x THE WEEKND, “Over Now” (Columbia)
6. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
7-T. BLACKPINK & SELENA GOMEZ, “Ice Cream” (Interscope)
7-T. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
9-T. CONAN GRAY, “Heather” (Republic)
9-T. TATE MCRAE, “You Broke Me First” (RCA)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 14-15, 2020)


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 three tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BEA MILLER – “Feel Something” (Hollywood)
Album: Quarantine (EP) (2020)
Past T40 History: Miller has reached the top 50 with three songs. 2014’s “Young Blood” peaked at #38, her sole top 40 entry here.

MADISON BEER – “Baby” (Access/Epic)
Album: Life Support (2020)
Past T40 History: Beer has reached the top 40 twice at this format, but her most recent single (“Good In Goodbye”) stalled at #42.

MARSHMELLO & DEMI LOVATO – “OK Not To Be OK” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The big collaboration started at #43 on Sunday’s published chart. It also made the top 50 on the Hot AC survey.

Nothing is currently listed as impacting at the format next Tuesday.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 13, 2020)

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. It’s certainly OK to check out these building titles and top movers at the format. Here’s what’s popping this week:

RUNNING LOW ON “SUGAR”: Harry Styles sneaks in a seventh week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with “Watermelon Sugar”. At this time, it’s likely to be the song’s final frame at the top, as Lewis Capaldi‘s “Before You Go” (which holds at #2 again) powers up in an attempt to claim the slowest run ever to #1 at the format.

In the top 40, the reissue of Zara Larsson‘s “Wow” lifts from 41-39 to become her ninth top 40 release at the format. Dan + Shay are also on the move with “I Should Probably Go To Bed”, lifting from 42-40 and earning the duo their fourth top 40 crossover hit.

The highest debut in the top 50 is the new collaboration from Marshmello and Demi Lovato, “OK Not To Be OK”, which bows at #43. The song also lands in the top 50 on this week’s Hot AC chart. Meanwhile, popular TikTok personality Dixie D’Amelio is also new to region, as “Be Happy” starts at #47. A remix of it, which features Blackbear and Lil Mosey, was released on Wednesday. A third new song lands at #50: newcomer Tate McRae slides in with “You Broke Me First”, a streaming hit that has already made the top 40 in several countries.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 5, 2020)

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: Marshmello and Halsey‘s new collaboration dominates the adds report with some kindness for the pop radio panel. Let’s add ’em up:

THAT “KIND” OF A WEEK: With an impressive 130 stations on impact, “Be Kind” by Marshmello and Halsey earns the week’s Most Added title at the Top 40 format. The song also scored a top ten rank on yesterday’s report at the Hot AC format. After a #40 debut on last Sunday’s published chart, “Kind” should make a nice move up the survey by the weekend and will likely appear in the top ten again on next Tuesday’s log.

A handful of newer releases also entered the top ten this week, but with add totals that weren’t nearly as substantial. The highest of those, Cyn‘s “Drinks”, managed a fourth place finish with 19 stations on impact. It’s her second track to impact here: “Holy Roller” was the first about a year ago, though it didn’t crack the top 50.

Charting singles from Megan Thee Stallion and Twenty One Pilots return to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, including data on the new release from Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. MARSHMELLO & HALSEY, “Be Kind” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
2-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
2-T. THE SCOTTS, “The Scotts” (Epic)
4. CYN, “Drinks” (Unsub/Caroline)
5. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
6. SAM SMITH & DEMI LOVATO, “I’m Ready” (Capitol)
7. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Level Of Concern” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
8-T. ASHE, “Moral Of The Story” (Mom+Pop/Further.)
8-T. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
10-T. AJR, “Bang!” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
10-T. JAYMES YOUNG, “Happiest Year” (Please Rewind/Atlantic/EMG)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 28, 2020)

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: in a very divided week at this format, Sam Smith and Demi Lovato are more than ready for a second week atop the adds report. Who else qualified for a medal? Let’s add ’em up:

“READY” FOR MORE: For the second week in a row, Smith and Lovato’s hit collaboration “I’m Ready” took the top prize on the adds report with 36 more stations in its second week. SAINt JHN‘s “Roses” followed closely in second place with 24 adds here.

There were a number of impacting releases this week, but no one song dominated on the log, likely due in part to a smaller number of stations actually reporting adds. The highest of them, Alec Benjamin‘s “Oh My God”, tied for third place with 20 stations. This will likely become his second charting song at the format, with “Let Me Down Slowly” spending two weeks at #50 last March. More new titles that entered to the top ten are below, including tunes from AJR, Fitz And The Tantrums and The Scotts.

Charting singles from Maren Morris, Powfu and Twenty One Pilots return to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (THIRTEEN)
1. SAM SMITH & DEMI LOVATO, “I’m Ready” (Capitol)
2. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
3-T. ALEC BENJAMIN, “Oh My God” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
3-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
5. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
6-T. AJR, “Bang!” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
6-T. THE SCOTTS, “The Scotts” (Epic)
8-T. JOJO, “Man” (Warner)
8-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Level Of Concern” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10-T. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, “I Just Wanna Shine” (Elektra/EMG)
10-T. JP SAXE featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “If The World Was Ending” (Arista)
10-T. LIL MOSEY, “Blueberry Faygo” (Interscope)
10-T. MAREN MORRIS, “The Bones” (Columbia)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 26, 2020)

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. Ready for some more quarantunes and how they’re doing on the radio? Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

ANOTHER WEEKND INSIDE: As predicted, The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” holds at #1 for a third week on the Top 40 radio chart, while also remaining at #4 and #6 on the Rhythmic and Hot AC charts, respectively. This looks to be its last week on top, as a couple of top gainers from Camila Cabello and DaBaby (#2) and Doja Cat (#3) will be aiming for pop purr-fection next month.

Bouncing from 43-29 on the list, Sam Smith and Demi Lovato‘s “I’m Ready” gives the two performers their 14th and 16th top 40 singles, respectively. Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” also bolts from 46-40, becoming her second top 40 entry at the format. The rapper previously charted with the Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Hot Girl Summer”, which reached #38 last October.

The new single from Tyga also marks the format debut of Curtis Roach, who land at #47 with “Bored In The House”. This track is another success story for the popular video app TikTok and quarantine-related releases, with Roach’s original clip going viral on the platform before catching Tyga’s attention. K-pop star Jackson Wang is also new to the top 50 with “100 Ways”, which checks in at #50. Wang was previously included on record label 88rising’s collaborative single “Walking”, which peaked at #37 in January.

Next week’s crop of charting releases could include emerging titles from JoJo and Sam Fischer, which are just below the top 50.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 21, 2020)

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: first-time collaborators Sam Smith and Demi Lovato get ready for the chart games with a triple-digit add win on impact. Let’s add ’em up:

“READY” FOR FLIGHT: After a solid debut in the top 50 on last Sunday’s published update, Sam Smith and Demi Lovato place first on this Tuesday’s adds report with “I’m Ready” with a giant 100 stations on impact. The song title has previously landed in the top 40 on several occasions for different compositions by Tevin Campbell (#7, 1994), Cherie (#31, 2004) and AJR (#25, 2014).

No other songs impacted at the format during Tuesday’s session, but some newer collaborations from JP Saxe & Julia Michaels and Tyga & Curtis Roach did enter the top five for the first time, both at 15 stations for the week.

Charting singles from Lauv, SAINt JHN and Twenty One Pilots return to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. SAM SMITH & DEMI LOVATO, “I’m Ready” (Capitol)
2. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
3-T. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
3-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Level Of Concern” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
5-T. JP SAXE featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “If The World Was Ending” (Arista)
5-T. TYGA x CURTIS ROACH, “Bored In The House” (Last Kings/Columbia)
7. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
8. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
9. JOJO, “Man” (Warner)
10-T. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
10-T. NATALIA DAMINI featuring PETEY PABLO, “Pacemaker” (ConCore Ent./The Orchard)

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