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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 18, 2020

Don’t cry, it’s New Music Friday.

Feel free to listen to these New Music Friday releases once or twice today, including the new albums from Maggie Rogers and Paul McCartney, as well as fresh singles from Jxdn and TWICE. Have a holly jolly streaming party:

Notable albums out this week: Contradash‘s All-Star (iTunes), Diplo‘s Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil (Deluxe) (iTunes), Eminem‘s Music To Be Murdered By: Side B (Deluxe) (iTunes), G-Eazy‘s The Beautiful & Damned (Deluxe) (iTunes), Maggie Rogers‘s Notes From The Archive: Recordings 2011-2016 (iTunes), Mike Posner‘s Operation: Wake Up (iTunes), Paul McCartney‘s McCartney III (iTunes), Quinn Lewis‘s Everyone But Me (iTunes), Riz La Vie‘s Feed. (Deluxe) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Hayley Williams‘s Petals For Armor: Self-Serenades (iTunes), J.I The Prince Of N.Y‘s Hood Life Krisis, Vol. 3 (iTunes), Kiesza‘s Dark Tales (iTunes), Rook Monroe‘s Californialand (iTunes), Shaylen‘s Goodbye (Acoustic Sessions) (iTunes), The Wrecks‘s Static (iTunes), Tokyo’s Revenge‘s Lilium (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Aegean”, Push Baby (iTunes)
“All I Need (Rudimental Remix)”, Jake Bugg (iTunes)
“All The Smoke”, Tyla Waweh featuring Gunna & Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Arizona”, UPSAHL (iTunes)
“Better”, Mike Donehey (iTunes)
“Better Off Dead”, Jxdn (iTunes)
“Blessings”, DVSN (iTunes)
“Breathless”, Caroline Polachek (iTunes)
“Chop Suey!”, August Burns Red (iTunes)
“Cry For Me”, TWICE (iTunes)
“Cycles”, Peter Thomas (iTunes)
“Desperados”, MILES (iTunes)
“Don’t Stop Me Eatin'”, LadBaby (iTunes)
“Every Girl I Ever Loved”, Noah Schnacky (iTunes)
“Exes”, Loote (iTunes)
“Fever (Oklou Remix)”, Dua Lipa & Angèle (iTunes)
“FTL”, James Droll (iTunes)
“Georgia On My Mind”, Broadway For Georgia (iTunes)
“Get In The Way”, Glades (iTunes)
“Goodbye”, Imanbek & Goodboys (iTunes)
“Gum”, CupcakKe (iTunes)
“Hallway Weather”, NIKI (iTunes)
“Happiness (Dyro Remix)”, John K (iTunes)
“Here’s To The Nights”, Ringo Starr (iTunes)
“Hold On To Me”, Sofia Carson (iTunes)
“How I Been”, YoungBoy Never Broke Again (iTunes)
“Holy”, Justin Bieber featuring Chance The Rapper & The Lewisham And Greenwich NHS Choir (iTunes)
“I Believe In Santa Claus”, Rob Thomas & Abby Anderson (iTunes)
“I Miss U (Joel Corry Remix)”, Jax Jones & Au/Ra (iTunes)
“I Need You To Hate Me (Alle Farben Remix)”, JC Stewart (iTunes)
“I’m F**ked, I Know”, Munn & Delanie Leclerc (iTunes)
“Last Christmas”, Great Good Fine OK & Abigail Barlow (iTunes)
“Learning To Fly”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Lemonade”, Twin XL (iTunes)
“Maybe I’ll Be Alone For Christmas”, Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
“No Hopeless Soul”, Stephen Stanley (iTunes)
“November Sleep”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“OK”, Lil Skies (iTunes)
“Ones You Miss”, R3HAB (iTunes)
“Options”, EARTHGANG x Wale (iTunes)
“Redemption”, Nathaniel Rateliff (iTunes)
“Relations”, Felix Sandman featuring Astrid S (iTunes)
“She’s My Religion”, Pale Waves (iTunes)
“Should’ve Let Go”, Jackson Wang & JJ Lin (iTunes)
“Slow Down”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Something Good”, Hux (iTunes)
“Take Me Out Of It”, Olivia Holt (iTunes)
“This Is Gonna Be Our Year”, HOKO (iTunes)
“Throw My Arms Around The World”, LeAnn Rimes (iTunes)
“Truth”, Brandon Colbein (iTunes)
“Villain”, Lily Rose (iTunes)
“Waking Up Is Hard To Do”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)
“Wasted Energy”, Alicia Keys featuring Diamond Platnumz & Kaash Paige (iTunes)
“When The Lights Go Down”, Bonnie Tyler (iTunes)
“White Tiger”, Elliphant (iTunes)
“Wish List”, Yo Gotti (iTunes)
“With Myself (MUNA Remix)”, Winona Oak (iTunes)
“World”, Lonr. (iTunes)

Next week, new releases are limited due to Christmas. 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 May 29, 2020

Luck be a Lady.

The end of May marks the beginning of a fantastic Friday full of all sorts of bops and bangers, including the new albums by Alec Benjamin, Kygo and Lady Gaga and top singles from Ali Gatie, ROSALÍATones And I and more. Get ecstatic for a chromatic listening session:

DIPLO – Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil (iTunes)
Features: The Julia Michaels and Morgan Wallen-assisted “Heartless” and the Jonas Brothers-assisted “Lonely”

LADY GAGA – Chromatica (iTunes)
Features: The Ariana Grande-assisted “Rain On Me” and “Stupid Love”

LIL YACHTY – Lil Boat 3 (iTunes)
Features: collaborations with DaBaby, Drake, Future and more

Notable albums out this week: Alec Benjamin‘s These Two Windows (iTunes), Aitch‘s Polaris (iTunes), Jimmy Buffett‘s Life On The Flip Side (iTunes), Keiynan Lonsdale‘s Rainbow Boy (iTunes), Kip Moore‘s Wild World (iTunes), Kygo‘s Golden Hour (iTunes), Lewis Watson‘s The Love That You Want (iTunes), Noah Reid‘s Gemini (iTunes), Ro James‘s Mantic (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Dylan‘s Red (iTunes), Monsta X‘s Fantasia X (iTunes), Powfu‘s Poems Of The Past (iTunes), The Blossom‘s Bleeding Buttercup (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Letter To My Younger Self”, Quinn XCII featuring Logic (iTunes)
“All My Exes”, SVEA (iTunes)
“Angel”, Eli Gosling (iTunes)
“Astrid”, Polly Money (iTunes)
“ATL Freestyle”, 6LACK (iTunes)
“Bedroom Ceiling”, Sody (iTunes)
“Better Than Heaven”, Slander & Jason Ross featuring JT Roach (iTunes)
“Blame It On Me”, Melanie C (iTunes)
“Both Sides”, Gucci Mane featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Breathe Again”, Joy Oladokun (iTunes)
“Bury Me Alive”, Oliver Tree (iTunes)
“Catch”, CAL (iTunes)
“Commando”, Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Daisies (MK Remix)”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Dance Alone”, Tayla Parx (iTunes)
“Delayed Gratification”, LPX (iTunes)
“Dio”, Boylife (iTunes)
“Disco Man”, Remi Wolf (iTunes)
“Dominican Mami”, DaniLeigh featuring Fivio Foreign (iTunes)
“Dreams”, Ella Eyre featuring Yxng Bane (iTunes)
“Drums Drums Drums”, Travis Barker featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Drunk Talk”, Junge Junge (iTunes)
“Everything Falls For You”, Seaforth (iTunes)
“Everything’s Good”, Phil Good (iTunes)
“Figment Of My Mind”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“Find A Way”, Duckwrth featuring Alex Mali & Radio Ahlee (iTunes)
“Flowers Of Neptune 6”, The Flaming Lips (iTunes)
“For The Night”, Grey (iTunes)
“For The People In The Back”, Role Model (iTunes)
“Forever Mine”, Robin Thicke (iTunes)
“Forgive Myself”, Griff (iTunes)
“Fuego Del Calor”, Scott Storch featuring Ozuna & Tyga (iTunes)
“Ghosts (Acoustic)”, Wylder (iTunes)
“Goldrush”, Stela Cole (iTunes)
“Groceries”, Landon Cube featuring Lil Keed (iTunes)
“Heartbreaker”, Daniel Blume (iTunes)
“High Low”, The Unlikely Candidates (iTunes)
“Hurry Home”, No Rome featuring Beabadoobee & Jay Som (iTunes)
“I Can See The Change”, Celeste (iTunes)
“I Feel Like I Am Changin'”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“I’d Have Killed For You”, Stellie (iTunes)
“I’m Not Over You”, RMR (iTunes)
“I’m On My Way”, Bob Sinclar featuring Omi (iTunes)
“If This Is Love”, The Hunna featuring Phem (iTunes)
“ILY (I Love You Baby) (Topic Remix)”, Surf Mesa featuring Emilee (iTunes)
“Leave You”, Tyron Hapi featuring Dylan Joel (iTunes)
“Level Of Concern (Live From Outside)”, Twenty One Pilots (iTunes)
“Little Bit Of Love (Indian Summer Remix)”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Look What You Made Me Do”, Jack Leopards & The Dolphin Club (iTunes)
“Love Struck”, Boyz II Men (iTunes)
“Mad World”, X Lovers (iTunes)
“Make The Most Of This”, Evan Klar (iTunes)
“Make Your Troubles Go Away”, Andra Day (iTunes)
“Might Delete Later”, Larry Pink The Human (iTunes)
“Mourn The Living”, Sarah Barrios (iTunes)
“Mushy Gushy”, Chapel (iTunes)
“My Game”, Zella Day (iTunes)
“New Age Meds”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)
“No Glory In The West”, Orville Peck (iTunes)
“No Love”, Skip Marley (iTunes)
“No Use”, Christian Leave (iTunes)
“On 11”, Destiny Rogers (iTunes)
“One And Done”, Bright Eyes (iTunes)
“Only A Fool”, Galantis & Ship Wrek featuring Pink Sweat$ (iTunes)
“Oxygen”, Winona Oak & Robin Schulz (iTunes)
“Paranoid”, GASHI (iTunes)
“Parmas In June”, Illy (iTunes)
“Queen Bee”, Matt Maltese (iTunes)
“Redwood Tree”, Cam (iTunes)
“Right Way Round”, Saint Raymond (iTunes)
“RiRi”, Aminé (iTunes)
“Roses (Remix)”, SAINt JHN featuring Future (iTunes)
“Run This Town”, Zayde Wølf & Konata Small (iTunes)
“Running On My Mind”, Ali Gatie (iTunes)
“See You Later”, Joseph Black (iTunes)
“Selfish (Alan Walker Remix)”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“She’s Got What I Need” and “You’re My Home”, Mark Pelli (iTunes)
“Stan By Me”, G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Strong Enough”, Ray LaMontagne (iTunes)
“Tell Me U Luv Me”, Juice WRLD & Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“The Heresy”, Mushroomhead (iTunes)
“These Days”, Thelma Plum (iTunes)
“This City”, Sam Fischer featuring Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“TKN”, ROSALÍA featuring Travis Scott (iTunes)
“True Paradise”, Brasko (iTunes)
“U 2 Luv”, Ne-Yo featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Ur So F-cking Cool”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“Wait No More”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“When Life Is Good Again”, Dolly Parton (iTunes)
“Yeah, No. (Andrelli Remix)”, Elle Winter (iTunes)
“You Do You”, Jason Mraz featuring Tiffany Haddish (iTunes)
“You’re All I Want”, Cigarettes After Sex (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums from Chloe x Halle, Mt. Joy and Run The Jewels are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 19, 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:

THE SECOND WEEKND: Gaining over 200 spins from last week, The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” remains strong at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 radio chart. It climbs a notch to #4 on the Rhythmic radio chart and holds at #6 on the Hot AC radio list this week. With more than 2,200 spins separating “Blinding” from its competition at #2, it could very well earn a third week at #1.

The current collaboration from Diplo, Morgan Wallen and Julia Michaels titled “Heartless” is up from 42-38 this week, just as the different song of the same title by The Weeknd hits recurrent status. It’s Diplo’s sixth solo top 40 single, while also becoming the sixth for Michaels and the first for Wallen, who’s been charting at the Country radio format for several years. Meanwhile, Bazzi lifts from 43-40 with “Young & Alive”, his fourth top 40 entry here. You can find “Heartless” on Diplo’s forthcoming set Thomas Wesley, Chapter One: Snake Oil, due May 29, while “Young” is included on Bazzi’s forthcoming set Lost And Found, due June 19.

Sam Smith and Demi Lovato‘s new collaboration “I’m Ready”, which impacts at the Top 40 format on Tuesday, is well on its way towards a gold medal with a top 50 debut at #43. Megan Thee Stallion is also looking for an Olympic-size win with “Savage”, as it enters at #46 following its viral breakout on the video app TikTok. Another single that emerged from the platform is new at #50: Lil Mosey‘s “Blueberry Faygo” splashes into the top 50 without having officially impacted at the format. “Savage” and “Blueberry” now appear in the top 20 on the Rhythmic chart, with the former also climbing through the same region on the Urban chart.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 8, 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. Sunday’s best-performing records are in the mix and ready for your ears. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

HOW DO YOU DUA: Pop star Dua Lipa earns a third week at #1 with the international smash “Don’t Start Now”. In the process, the single eclipses 19,000 spins for the week at the format, and while that number isn’t a record, it’s certainly indicative that “Don’t” still has room to grow.

Demi Lovato quickly jumps into the top 40 after just two days of airplay with “I Love Me”, which starts at #30. This is her 15th top 40 single to date. Lauv‘s “Modern Loneliness” also makes its top 40 entry this week, up 48-40, becoming his seventh top 40 hit. It’s been a big week for the independent performer, who just released his ~How I’m Feeling~ album on Friday.

The duo Surfaces manages to surface at #49 this week with their viral hit “Sunday Best”, their first chart entry at the format. Video app TikTok is responsible for the track’s sudden resurgence, which was originally released 14 months ago. The only other new single in the region is a collaboration from Diplo, Morgan Wallen and Julia Michaels, who start at #50 with “Heartless”. The original version of the song, which doesn’t feature Michaels, narrowly missed the top 50 on the Hot AC survey last fall. (The updated version also debuts at #46 at that format this week.)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 25, 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: Top 40 radio is still lonely for Lauv, who is looking top 40 bound with his latest single. Get in your feels and let’s add ’em up:

WHEN LAUV TAKES OVER: Blasting in with the follow-up to the Anne-Marie collaboration “F**k, I’m Lonely”, which got as high as #30 on the Top 40 chart last November and December, Lauv’s “Modern Loneliness” leads the adds update with 36 stations on impact. Though its first-week total is smaller than normal, an independent release taking the top spot is still very impressive. At this point, the song should easily find its way into the top 50 by the weekend, just ahead of the launch for his new album ~How I’m Feeling~ on March 6.

Much like with Lauv’s newest release, this week’s numbers for impacting tracks are generally lower, though a pair of collaborations led by Diplo and Meduza finish the day in the top ten with ties for second and seventh place, respectively.

Charting songs from Doja Cat, Khalid and Roddy Ricch are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

A battle is brewing for next week’s adds report, as both Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga‘s new singles fight for the top spot.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
2-T. DIPLO featuring MORGAN WALLEN & JULIA MICHAELS, “Heartless” (Columbia)
2-T. DOJA CAT, “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
5. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
6. MONSTA X, “You Can’t Hold My Heart” (Epic)
7-T. KHALID x DISCLOSURE, “Know Your Worth” (RCA)
7-T. MEDUZA, BECKY HILL & GOODBOYS, “Lose Control” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
9. TREVOR DANIEL, “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
10. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring QUAVO, “Intentions” (Def Jam)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 24-25, 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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DIPLO featuring MORGAN WALLEN & JULIA MICHAELS, “Heartless” (Columbia)
Album: Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley (2020)
Past T40 History: Wallen hasn’t previously charted here. Diplo’s collaboration with the Jonas Brothers, “Lonely”, climbed to #26.

FUTURE & DRAKE, “Life Is Good” (Freebandz/Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Four years ago, these guys peaked at #42 at the format with “Jumpman”, taken from What A Time To Be Alive.

LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
Album: ~How I’m Feeling~ (2020)
Past T40 History: Lonely enough, Lauv? This follows the Anne-Marie collaboration “F**k, I’m Lonely”, a #30 single from last fall.

MEDUZA, BECKY HILL & GOODBOYS, “Lose Control” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: One prior Meduza and Goodboys collaboration, “Piece Of Your Heart”, narrowly missed hitting the top 50 here.

NEW HOPE CLUB & R3HAB, “Let Me Down Slow” (Hollywood)
Album: New Hope Club (2020)
Past T40 History: Last year, the English group received some airplay at the format for “Love Again”, but it didn’t make the top 50.

Justin Timberlake and SZA should con-troll the top of the adds report come next Tuesday with a new soundtrack cut.

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

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 22, 2019)

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: BTS and Lauv make a stand at the format, while a bunch of new releases break into the mix with a top five start. Let’s add ’em up:

STARTING ON THE “RIGHT” FOOT: The K-pop stars known as BTS had a solid opening week for their Lauv-assisted version of “Make It Right”, a new release last Friday, which picked up 45 stations during the session. Ed Sheeran co-wrote the track, which made its debut (as solely a BTS song) earlier this year. Blackbear‘s “Hot Girl Bummer” earned another 29 stations this week for a third place finish, tying it with Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber‘s “10,000 Hours”, which finally had its official impact here.

A pair of newcomers to the format, Tones And I and PUBLIC, finished the day in fifth and sixth place with “Dance Monkey” and “Make You Mine”, respectively. “Dance” (at 21 stations) has become a global smash in the last few months, hitting #1 in well over a dozen countries, including Australia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. “Make” (at 14 stations) has steadily earned an audience via the video app TikTok, which continues to drive interest in viral songs.

Recent releases from Billie Eilish, Charlie Puth and Post Malone are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

The new track from Selena Gomez, which is due tomorrow, will be the likely champion on next week’s report. “Lose You To Love Me” received a handful of early adds this week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BTS featuring LAUV, “Make It Right” (BigHit/Columbia)
2. BILLIE EILISH
, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
3-T. DAN + SHAY featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “10,000 Hours” (Warner)
5. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
6. PUBLIC, “Make You Mine” (Island/Republic)
7-T. NIALL HORAN, “Nice To Meet Ya” (Capitol)
7-T. POST MALONE featuring OZZY OSBOURNE & TRAVIS SCOTT, “Take What You Want” (Republic)
9. DIPLO & JONAS BROTHERS, “Lonely” (Columbia)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “Mother” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 15, 2019)

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: Post Malone posts two great totals for impacting songs, one from his set Hollywood’s Bleeding and the other as a featured artist, but he doesn’t end up at the top spot with either! Let’s add ’em up:

HITTING THE POST: After scoring a massive 70 stations last week, Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber‘s “10,000 Hours” earns a still-impressive 50 stations in its second week, making it the Most Added title at the format. The track also led the Hot AC log from yesterday afternoon, where it scored 23 additional adds. Considering that the official adds date for this single at both radio formats was originally intended for next week, I’d say that it’s probably not necessary at this point: “10,000 Hours” will continue to fly.

Of course, this means that two impacting songs by or featuring Post Malone had to settle for slightly lower positions in the top five. Starting with a solid 45 stations, “Take What You Want”, Malone’s main-credited collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott, ended up taking the runner-up position. Two spots lower, the performer’s feature on French Montana‘s “Writing On The Wall” (which also features Cardi B and Rvssian) gained another 31 adds after some early action in the last couple of weeks. With the latter title already charting as of last weekend, look for the former to bounce into the top 50 within the next few days.

Recent releases by Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Niall Horan are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look out for the latest single by Blackbear (at #7 this week) to earn a higher total on impact next week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DAN + SHAY featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “10,000 Hours” (Warner)
2. POST MALONE featuring OZZY OSBOURNE & TRAVIS SCOTT, “Take What You Want” (Republic)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. FRENCH MONTANA featuring POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN, “Writing On The Wall” (Epic)
5. NIALL HORAN, “Nice To Meet Ya” (Capitol)
6. CHARLIE PUTH, “Mother” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
7. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Alamo/Interscope)
8. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
9. DIPLO & JONAS BROTHERS, “Lonely” (Columbia)
10. ANUEL AA, DADDY YANKEE, KAROL G, OZUNA & J BALVIN, “China” (Real Hasta La Muerte)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 13, 2019)


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. As Columbus Day comes around again, let’s sail the ocean blue for hit records and all the stats you need from the charts. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTIN’: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts” narrowly earns a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 radio list, landing a mere 16 spins ahead of the song at #2: the former chart-topper “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Lizzo’s smash is also back up a notch to #4 on the Rhythmic chart and leaps from 7-5 at Urban radio. This will almost certainly be the final week at #1 for the single here on the pop radio chart, but for just her second chart entry ever, it was a giant breakthrough. Look for “Good As Hell” to continue to perform here through the holidays.

Four new tunes enter the top 40 on this week’s chart. The highest, debuting on the entire chart at #30, is “10,000 Hours” by the duo Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, who earn their third and 26th top 40 entries, respectively. This collaboration is now in the top 40 at three radio formats, with both Country and Hot AC programmers showing the song some love in the last couple of weeks. Making a move from 42-32, it’s “Lonely” by Diplo and the Jonas Brothers. Their collaboration marks the sixth solo appearance in the top 40 for Diplo and the tenth for the trio, four of which have come this year. Billie Eilish checks in at #37 with “All The Good Girls Go To Hell”, her third top 40 entry to date. It’s also in the top 20 on the latest Alternative chart update, where the singer has scored two #1 singles this year. Finishing things up with a small rise from 43-40, Lauv and Anne-Marie each score their fifth top 40 hits with “F**k, I’m Lonely”, taken from the soundtrack to the third season of 13 Reasons Why. Lauv is continuing to put out new tracks from his forthcoming album ~how i’m feeling~, a set on which this single also appears, due March 6.

Things aren’t nearly as exciting in the top 50 this week, but one of this coming Tuesday’s impacting songs breaks in at #45. “Writing On The Wall” is the new hit by French Montana, which also features Post Malone, Cardi B and Rvssian. Four spots lower, the DJ Snake, J Balvin and Tyga collaboration called “Loco Contigo” checks in at #49. The tune has never had an official impact date at the format, though it’s been steadily accumulating a handful of adds each week for some time now.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 8, 2019)

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: Niall Horan has a particularly “Nice” start this week for his latest single, leading a pack of three future hits that earned well over 65 adds during the session. That’s pretty big! Let’s add ’em up:

“MEET” ME AT THE TOP: Pacing just ahead of the competition, former One Direction member Niall Horan’s new song leads this week’s adds report at the Top 40 format. “Nice To Meet Ya” starts with 109 stations on impact. It also topped yesterday’s log at the Hot AC format, where it earned another 26 adds. The track debuted at #36 on last Sunday’s published update; it should rank at a slightly higher position by this coming weekend. (It’ll also crack the top 40 at the latter format.)

Climbing quickly at the Country, Hot AC and Top 40 formats simultaneously, the new release by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber comes alive on the pop airwaves ahead of its official impact date in two weeks. “10,000 Hours” debuts with 70 stations this week, a very strong start that places it in the runner-up spot. Look for the single to be a major hit at all three formats through the winter.

After entering the top ten on last week’s log, Billie Eilish‘s “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” gains another 67 stations this week. It ranks in third place here and spends a second week at the top of the Alternative radio report, where it posts another 20 stations.

Recent releases by Lizzo, Taylor Swift and Why Don’t We are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look out for new singles by Charlie Puth and French Montana to impact at the format next week; the latter song has appeared in the top ten on the report for the past two weeks.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. NIALL HORAN, “Nice To Meet Ya” (Capitol)
2. DAN + SHAY featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “10,000 Hours” (Warner)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. FRENCH MONTANA featuring POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN, “Writing On The Wall” (Epic)
5. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
6. MAJOR LAZER featuring J BALVIN & EL ALFA, “Que Calor” (Mad Decent/in2une)
7. DIPLO & JONAS BROTHERS, “Lonely” (Columbia)
8. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
9. BEBE REXHA, “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner)
10. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)

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