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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 21, 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 the songs that continue to drive onto the pop radio highway, here’s a look at what’s hitting the gas at the format this week:

DRIVERS WANTED: Holding steady for a fourth week, Olivia Rodrigo claims the top spot on the pop chart and remains above 19,000 spins with “Driver’s License”. However, the song is in need of some fuel: it’s down more than 500 spins. Additionally, the hit advances from 2-1 on the Hot AC chart, marking her first chart-topper at that format as well.

Justin Bieber has the highest of two new entries in the top 40 with “Hold On”, climbing from 45-34. Accordingly, it’s also his 34th top 40 single to date. Also new to the top 40: “Sacrifice”, the 18th chart entry for Bebe Rexha, which leaps from 44-35.

There’s also some larger debut activity in the top 50 this week: leading things off, “Friday” comes in at #45 for producers Riton and Nightcrawlers. Their song features a sample of a viral video created by internet personalities Mufasa and Hypeman. “Friday” is already a solid hit overseas, reaching the top ten in some parts of Europe. Chart regular Drake starts at #47 with one of three songs he released earlier this month, “What’s Next”. It just debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Lastly, at #49, is the TikTok-fueled “In The End”, a partial remake of Linkin Park‘s 2002 hit from producer Tommee Profitt and singer Fleurie. Profitt has a small history of top 40 entries as a songwriter and producer for NF, including his chart-topping “Let You Down” from three years ago.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 10, 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: Ashnikko sprouts at the format with her first tune to head for adds. Let’s add ’em up:

FRESH AS A “DAISY”: In a very slow week at the format, Ashnikko’s viral hit “Daisy” secured the top spot on the report with 24 stations on impact. Landing in the runner-up spot with 23 stations, Ariana Grande‘s “34+35” (last week’s Most Added song) and the Maluma and The Weeknd collaboration “Hawái” fell just behind her.

Charting singles from Harry Styles and Ritt Momney returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: I think, therefore, I add. Billie Eilish‘s new one is about to hit the airwaves in a big way.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (THIRTEEN)
1. ASHNIKKO, “Daisy” (Warner)
2-T. ARIANA GRANDE, “34+35” (Republic)
2-T. MALUMA & THE WEEKND, “Hawái” (Sony Latin/RCA)
4. BEBE REXHA featuring DOJA CAT, “Baby, I’m Jealous” (Warner)
5. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (Erskine/Columbia)
6. RITT MOMNEY, “Put Your Records On” (Disruptor/Columbia)
7. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
8. INTERNET MONEY featuring GUNNA, DON TOLIVER & NAV, “Lemonade” (10K Projects/Capitol)
9-T. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
9-T. G-EAZY featuring BLACKBEAR, “Hate The Way” (RCA-Interscope)
9-T. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
9-T. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
9-T. MARSHMELLO & IMANBEK featuring USHER, “Too Much” (Joytime Collective/RCA)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 6, 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: Shawn Mendes has a wonderous start with his new tune “Wonder”, as a number of other new releases marked a wonderful arrival the top ten. Let’s add ’em up:

“WONDER” LANDS: With 166 stations coming in on impact, Shawn Mendes secured a huge first week sum with the title cut off his forthcoming studio album Wonder. Yesterday, the song was the Most Added release at the Hot AC format, taking in 68 stations there. It’s now well into the top 30 on both charts and moving fast.

Dua Lipa also scored a larger first week for “Levitating” with 127 stations on impact, good for second place. It had a great entry in the top 50 at #45 on last Sunday’s published update and should move into the top 40 this coming weekend, thanks in part to a new remix that features DaBaby.

Charting singles from Saweetie, Travis Scott and Why Don’t We returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: a new song from Julia Michaels takes on an already reactive collaboration by Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear, which hit the top five on this week’s report.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SHAWN MENDES, “Wonder” (Island/Republic)
2. DUA LIPA, “Levitating” (Warner)
3. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A., “Franchise” (Cactus Jack/Epic)
5. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
6. POP SMOKE, “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)
7. SAWEETIE, “Tap In” (ICY/Artistry/Warner)
8. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
9-T. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
9-T. SALEM ILESE, “Mad At Disney” (10K Projects/Caroline-Capitol)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 30, 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. Our pop plates are looking yummy again, so let’s see what’s hot at the musical market this week:

A STYLISH END TO THE MONTH: Harry Styles remains at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Watermelon Sugar”, scoring a fifth sweet week at the top. The single is more than 2,800 spins ahead of the song in the #2 spot, Lewis Capaldi‘s “Before You Go”, which advances from #4. Meanwhile, “Watermelon” holds at #5 on the Hot AC chart, as it also looks to capture the top spot there.

The viral hit “Mood” puts the Top 40 panel in a great mood, as 24KGoldn and Iann Dior fly into the top 40 at #37 this week. This marks the first top 40 entry for either artist at the format. Additionally, Drake leaps from 46-39 with the Lil Durk-assisted “Laugh Now Cry Later”, giving the two performers their 31st and first top 40 hits, respectively. The collaboration lifts into the top 15 on both the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts this week.

In the top 50, Calvin Harris and The Weeknd debut at #47 with “Over Now”, while Zara Larsson‘s “Wow” steps in at #48. The former impacts at the format on Tuesday, while the latter has been accumulating adds for several weeks now.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 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: Snap, crackle… BTS pops at the Top 40 format in a big way! Let’s add ’em up:

BEYOND THE ADDS: To no one’s surprise, BTS and their new single “Dynamite” are absolutely explosive at the Top 40 format, as the song blasts in with 171 adds on impact, their biggest opening to date so far. The track started at #32 on last week’s published chart and should fly up in the coming days, especially given all the new action on it. Activity has been limited for it at other formats since its release, though “Dynamite” has received some smaller airplay at both Hot AC and Rhythmic stations.

Landing in second place, up from tenth last week, 24KGoldn and Iann Dior also scored a huge win for “Mood”, in with 64 adds.

Recent TikTok hits from Claire Rosinkranz and Dixie D’Amelio also reached the top ten on the log this week: the latter’s track “Be Happy” landed in seventh place with 18 stations, while the former’s EP cut “Backyard Boy” started in eighth with 16.

Charting singles from AJRAva Max and Miley Cyrus returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, including data on the Calvin Harris and The Weeknd collaboration that you may be bumping by the weeknd.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BTS, “Dynamite” (BigHit/Columbia)
2. 24KGOLDN featuring IANN DIOR, “Mood” (RECORDS-Columbia)
3. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
4. ZARA LARSSON, “Wow” (TEN/Epic)
5. MILEY CYRUS, “Midnight Sky” (RCA)
6. SURF MESA featuring EMILEE, “ILY (I Love You Baby)” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
7. DIXIE D’AMELIO, “Be Happy” (Dam Fam/HITCO)
8. CLAIRE ROSINKRANZ, “Backyard Boy” (Slowplay/Republic)
9-T. AJR, “Bang!” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
9-T. AVA MAX, “Kings & Queens” (Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 23, 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. The pop chart is looking pretty explosive, so let’s see what’s sparking up at the format this week:

STILL IN STYLES: Harry Styles remains at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for a fourth week with “Watermelon Sugar”, now more than 3,300 spins ahead of Dua Lipa‘s former chart-topper “Break My Heart” in the runner-up spot. The giant hit is ready for a fifth week at the top, as it continues to climb through the top five at Hot AC radio.

Two songs jump into the top 40 this week: Miley Cyrus bolts from 41-28 with her 13th top 40 single at the format, “Midnight Sky”. Meanwhile, K-pop septet BTS launches at #32 with “Dynamite”, their sixth top 40 entry to date. The tune recently broke a YouTube record when its music video scored just over 101 million views in its first day alone. It impacts at the pop format on Tuesday and will most likely finish as the Most Added song on the report.

In the top 50, Drake debuts at #46 with the Lil Durk-assisted “Laugh Now Cry Later”, while Dan + Shay‘s “I Should Probably Go To Bed” comes in at #48. The former song is about halfway up the chart on both the Rhythmic and Urban formats, while the latter is cruising through the 20’s on both the Country and Hot AC lists.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 18, 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: Miley Cyrus is sky high on the log with her latest tune, while the top five sees some major turnover. Let’s add ’em up:

“MIDNIGHT” ROCKS: The 80’s-inspired “Midnight Sky” by Miley Cyrus is today’s winner at the Top 40 format, as it struts into the adds report with 117 stations on impact. It also led yesterday’s report at Hot AC radio. Dan + Shay‘s “I Should Probably Go To Bed” followed in second place with 41 stations this week, so the format certainly wasn’t sleeping on it. Unsurprisingly, it finished in the runner-up position behind Cyrus on the same Hot AC log. The two releases are off to a great start on both charts.

In third place, Drake starts with 32 stations on impact for the Lil Durk-assisted “Laugh Now Cry Later”, which grabs the top spot on the reports at both Rhythmic and Urban radio this week. Zara Larsson also returns to the Top 40 report with 2019’s ‘Wow”. It rockets into fourth place with 22 stations during the session, which follows a prominent placement in Netflix’s Work It from earlier this month. (The song previously earned some unsolicited airplay at the format last summer.

Charting singles from Billie Eilish and Zoe Wees returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, including data on the BTS single that’s sure to, well, explode at the format.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MILEY CYRUS, “Midnight Sky” (RCA)
2. DAN + SHAY, “”I Should Probably Go To Bed”” (Warner)
3. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
4. ZARA LARSSON, “Wow” (TEN/Epic)
5. BILLIE EILISH, “My Future” (Darkroom/Interscope)
6. SAWEETIE, “Tap In” (ICY/Artistry/Warner)
7. JUICE WRLD & MARSHMELLO, “Come & Go” (Grade A/Interscope)
8. ZOE WEES, “Control” (Caroline)
9. TOPIC & A7S, “Breaking Me” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
10. 24KGOLDN featuring IANN DIOR, “Mood” (RECORDS-Columbia)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 17-18, 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 titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DAN + SHAY – “I Should Probably Go To Bed” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The popular duo’s fourth crossover single is already in the top 30 on both the Country and Hot AC radio charts.

DRAKE featuring LIL DURK – “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Drake should easily score his 31st top 40 hit on the pop list in the next few weeks. Lil Durk is new to the format.

MILEY CYRUS – “Midnight Sky” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After a solid entry at #41 on last Sunday’s published update, this will become her 13th top 40 hit on the pop list.

Next week, the highly-anticipated new single from K-pop stars BTS will be exploding like dynamite on the Top 40 adds report.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 9, 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. If you’re ready for more fruity finds from all the records that are refreshing the radio, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

SUGAR, WE’RE GOIN’ UP: Harry Styles stays at #1 for a second week on the Top 40 radio chart with “Watermelon Sugar”, up more than 675 spins from last week. The song climbs from 11-9 on the Hot AC chart update.

DJ Khaled and Drake lead off the top 40 entry parade with “Popstar”, which bounces from 43-35. This collaboration is their tenth and 30th top 40 hits at the pop format, respectively. The track also climbs into the top ten on this week’s Rhythmic chart update. Up from 45-37, Chris Brown and Young Thug‘s “Go Crazy” marks their 35th and third top 40 entries to date here, respectively. It’s a former #1 song on the Rhythmic chart. Finally, up from 41-39, Blackbear has his fourth top 40 hit with “Queen Of Broken Hearts”.

Newcomer Zoe Wees checks in at #44 with “Control”, while Zara Larsson gets some extra love at #46 with “Love Me Land”. Two other collaborations appear the top 50 for the first time: “Un Dia (One Day)” jumps in at #47 for J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy, while the #50 spot belongs to “Pomegranate” from Deadmau5 and The Neptunes.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 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. The end of July is here and the summer hits are taking over the chart and the heart… here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

HAVE A “HEART”: Dua Lipa earns her third #1 song at the Top 40 format with “Break My Heart”, which leaps from 3-1. Earlier this year, “Don’t Start Now” spent six weeks at the top, making her the only act to have more than one chart-topper in 2020. The hit also ranks at #9 on this week’s Hot AC chart update.

Earning their 28th top 40 single at the format, Maroon 5 vaults into the top 40 at #36 with “Nobody’s Love”. It’s their follow-up to “Memories”, which spent two weeks at #1 in February. The Juice WRLD and Marshmello collaboration “Come & Go” also enters at #40: it’s the third top 40 hit (and first posthumous entry) for the former artist, as the latter collects his ninth.

The only new title in the top 50 comes from DJ Khaled and Drake, who start at #50 with “Popstar”. This is the third collaboration between the two artists to reach the region here. The track is already in the top 20 on the Rhythmic radio chart and should approach the region on the Urban chart in the next week or two.

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