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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 28, 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. We’ve got plenty of sweet goodies for all the Top 40 trick-or-treaters this week, but none sweeter than the song at the top. Time to see what’s popping this Sunday:

STILL ALIVE AT 5: In a surprise move, 5 Seconds Of Summer holds at the top spot on the Top 40 chart for the fifth week with “Youngblood”, landing over 250 spins above Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman”, which appears at #2 for the second week. These songs should finally swap next week, with the divine ditty from Grande becoming the second chart-topper of the Sweetener era. The top five, in general, remains pretty weak at the format, but a handful of bulleted singles in the lower rungs of the top ten are pushing ahead and looking to freshen up the view next month. Jumping from 8-6, “Happier” by Marshmello x Bastille leads the pack and might top the list after Grande’s run is completed.

MAD ABOUT THE “BOI”: It’s another week of huge action in the bottom half of the chart, as five tracks leap into the top 40. The highest of the five was one of last week’s top 50 debuts, “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee, which feels the rays of a giant 42-28 move this week. It’s Malone’s eighth top 40 single and Lee’s second as a soloist, having previously charted as a part of the duo Rae Sremmurd. Soaring from 48-34, “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper becomes the former’s 19th top 40 song and the latter’s first. It’s the first track from any version of A Star Is Born to reach the pop survey since the spring of 1977, when Barbra Streisand spent three weeks at #1 with the love theme from said movie, “Evergreen”. Khalid rises from 41-35 with “Better”, which is his eighth top 40 song at the format, while Dean Lewis jumps from 45-36 with “Be Alright”, his first hit to make the top 40 here. Rounding out the top 40 debuts, Twenty One Pilots fly the Top 40 skies, up from 44-40 with their fourth top 40 hit at the format, “My Blood”. That title is well into the top five on the Alternative chart.

Further down, look out for a notable top 50 debut for “Taki Taki” by DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B. At #43, it’s the highest of four new entries in the region. A few spots lower, DJ/producer Dillon Francis returns to the format after 2-1/2 years away with the Lao Ra-assisted “White Boi”, landing at #48. It’s the artist’s first chart song on his own label; he previously was signed to Columbia. Two additional collaborations are in the mix this week: starting at #49, “There’s No Way” is the latest chart single for Lauv featuring Julia Michaels, while Bad Bunny‘s “MIA”, featuring Drake, says “hola” to the #50 spot. We’ll see how they do in the coming weeks this fall.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 28, 2018

Just a Lil taste of this week.

It’s one of the most exciting chart battles of the year! Three prominent rap titles are set to shake up the top three spots on the album chart. Get ready, because these are the notable digital and physical releases hitting the market today:

LIL WAYNE – Tha Carter V (iTunes)
Seven years after Tha Carter IV arrived and following a series of delays in the past few years, this rapper is back with what’s sure to be one of the biggest streaming debuts of the year so far. Though little is known about the tracklisting, perhaps that mystery will prove to be a key in driving listeners to check out the set. How high will it go? We can only guess.

KANYE WEST – Yandhi (iTunes)
After a performance on Saturday Night Live this coming weekend, this effort should see a good boost on the sales and streaming charts. It comes during a very active year for West musically, who released his own studio album, followed by an album as one half of a new duo and then produced two other albums during the summer months.

LOGIC – Young Sinatra 4 (iTunes)
On any other week, this set probably would’ve debuted at #1. In fact, the rapper’s Bobby Tarantino II mixtape did so earlier this year. This album should still have a solid debut, regardless, becoming his fifth top five entry on the Billboard 200 chart.

Notable albums out this week: Against The Current‘s Past Lives (iTunes), alt-J‘s Reduxer (iTunes), Beartooth‘s Disease (iTunes), Benjamin Ingrosso‘s Identification (iTunes), Cher‘s Dancing Queen (iTunes), Cypress Hill‘s Elephants On Acid (iTunes), Dillon Francis‘s WUT WUT (iTunes), Eves Karydas‘s summerskin (iTunes), Hippo Campus‘s Bambi (iTunes), John Mullaney‘s Kid Gorgeous At Radio City (iTunes), Kevin Gates‘s Luca Brasi 3 (iTunes), Kodaline‘s Politics Of Living (iTunes), Kyan Palmer‘s Burn Mona Lisa (iTunes), Marsha Ambrosius‘s Nyla (iTunes), Nile Rodgers & Chic‘s It’s About Time (iTunes), NONONO‘s Undertones (iTunes), Phil Collins‘s Plays Well With Others (iTunes), Rod Stewart‘s Blood Red Roses (iTunes), Sigala‘s Brighter Days (iTunes), The Knocks‘s New York Narcotic (iTunes), Tom Petty‘s An American Treasure (iTunes), Tyler Shaw‘s Intuition (iTunes), Rick And Morty (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: AURORA‘s Infections Of A Different Kind – Step 1 (iTunes), Jeremy Zucker‘s summer, (iTunes), Jocelyn Alice‘s Little Devil (iTunes), Lido‘s I O U 1 (iTunes), Zoey Dollaz‘s Who Don’t Like Dollaz 2 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“8 Letters (R3HAB Remix)”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“42 (Grown Up Tipsy)”, Brian McKnight (iTunes)
“123”, Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“Africa (RAC Remix)”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Baby Don’t Talk”, LÉON (iTunes)
“Best Years Of My Lives”, “Got My Name Changed Back” and “Interstate Gospel”, Pistol Annies (iTunes)
“Better Me”, SoMo (iTunes)
“Black And Blue”, Savoir Adore (iTunes)
“Burn The Ships”, for KING & COUNTRY (iTunes)
“Cherish You”, Mikky Ekko (iTunes)
“Daybreak”, Cody Simpson & The Tide (iTunes)
“Dear God”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Dear God (Live Acoustic)”, Hunter Hayes (iTunes)
“Diamond Heart”, Alan Walker & Sophia Somajo (iTunes)
“Different Beds”, Matt Nathanson (iTunes)
“Don’t Leave Me Alone (Acoustic)”, David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Don’t Lie To Me”, Barbra Streisand (iTunes)
“Door Swing”, Lil Reek (iTunes)
“Fake Smile”, New Dialogue (iTunes)
“Faking It”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Fifth Avenue”, Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“High Hopes (White Panda Remix)”, Panic! At The Disco (iTunes)
“Higher”, Social House (iTunes)
“Hollering Love”, Dylan Joel (iTunes)
“Honey”, Robyn (iTunes)
“I Want You To Freak”, Rak-Su (iTunes)
“Lay With Me”, Phantoms featuring Vanessa Hudgens (iTunes)
“Leave But Don’t Go”, Violet Days (iTunes)
“Listen Closely”, DVBBS featuring SAFE (iTunes)
“Lost In Japan (Zedd Remix)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Love Ain’t Enough”, Jacob Banks (iTunes)
“Love For Me”, Empress Of (iTunes)
“Loving U Blind”, Elle Varner (iTunes)
“Making Christmas”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Maybe It Was Me”, Sody (iTunes)
“Moves”, Olly Murs featuring Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“Not Cool”, More Giraffes (iTunes)
“Oh Hello”, Nico Santos (iTunes)
“One By One”, Rationale (iTunes)
“Outrunning Karma”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“Paradise”, Nicky Romero & Deniz Koyu featuring Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“Perfect Strangers”, ARTY (iTunes)
“Pressure”, Muse (iTunes)
“Put It To Bed (Frank Walker/Ryan Riback Remixes)”, JHart (iTunes)
“Sad (Clap Your Hands)” and “Scatterbrain”, Young Rising Sons (iTunes)
“Scars”, TobyMac (iTunes)
“September”, Campsite Dream (iTunes)
“Shallow”, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (iTunes)
“Sibling Love”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Slow Slow Disco”, St. Vincent (iTunes)
“Solita”, PRETTYMUCH featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Strangers Again”, Sophia Scott (iTunes)
“Taki Taki”, DJ Snake featuring Cardi B, Ozuna and Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“Teach You”, Tiffany Young (iTunes)
“The Real Thing”, Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“The Weekend”, T.I. featuring Young Thug (iTunes)
“There’s No Way”, Lauv featuring Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Tied Up”, Major Lazer featuring Mr. Eazi and Raye (iTunes)
“We Won’t Back Down”, Dirtier Blonde featuring Sam Fischer (iTunes)
“We Won’t Move”, Arlissa (iTunes)
“When I Fall In Love”, Michael Bublé (iTunes)
“Where Have You Gone (Anywhere)”, Lucas & Steve (iTunes)
“Vegas”, Cody Fry (iTunes)
“Young Love”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Eric ChurchSteve Perry, Twenty One Pilots 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 August 14, 2015

Time to "Party".

Time to “Party”.

This week’s New Music Friday might make you cry, but it will hopefully leave your ears content with some fresh sounds for the weekend, including several sets from new and emerging acts. Here’s a look at the week’s new album and single releases:

  • MELANIE MARTINEZ — Cry Baby (iTunes)
    • Former The Voice contestant Martinez is out with her first studio album this week, which features a couple of cuts from her 2014 EP titled Dollhouse. Though the title track from that release went to radio and could not gain much traction, “Pity Party” will be heading to the CHR format next month. Look for a nice debut next week.
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS — Wondaland Presents: The Eephus (iTunes)
    • Featuring the radio singles “Classic Man” by Jidenna, a former #1 on the Rhythmic radio chart, and “Yoga” by he and Janelle Monáe, this EP marks a solid introduction to Wondaland Records, created and led by Monáe. Given added SEA and TEA sales, it should see a medium-sized debut.
  • NEW POLITICS — Vikings (iTunes)
    • After a label swap from RCA to Warner Bros. last year, this trio from Copenhagen has managed to place two songs on the Alternative chart, though neither one could make the top ten like 2013’s “Harlem”. Still, this set should give them a ride into the top 100 on the Billboard 200.
  • More albums out this week: Aer‘s One Of A Kind (iTunes), B.o.B‘s Psycadelik Thoughtz (iTunes), Bullet For My Valentine‘s Venom (iTunes), Chinx‘s Welcome To JFK (iTunes), Dillon Francis‘s This Mixtape Is Fire (iTunes), Emily West‘s All For You (iTunes), Grace Potter‘s Midnight (iTunes), Neck Deep‘s Life’s Not Out To Get You (iTunes), Rayland Baxter‘s Imaginary Man (iTunes), Soundtrack to True Detective (Music from the HBO Series) (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: FKA twigs‘s M3LL155X (iTunes), Tyler Rich‘s Valerie (iTunes)

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

  • “Bitter Pill”, new from Gavin James. (iTunes)
  • “Black Cadillac”, an instant grat track from Shinedown. (iTunes)
  • “Honey I’m Home”, new from Francesco Yates. (iTunes)
  • “I’m In Love With A Monster”, new from Fifth Harmony. (iTunes)
  • “Live Forever”, new from The Band Perry. (iTunes)
  • “Walk The Wire”, a new single from Boy & Bear. (iTunes)
  • “You Kill Me With Silence”, an album cut from Duran Duran. (iTunes)
  • “Your Type”, an album cut from Carly Rae Jepsen. (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include new albums from Bon Jovi, Carly Rae Jepsen and Rob Thomas. See you then!

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