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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 4, 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. If you “Care” about all the big pop songs for the first week of August, you’re in the right place! Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“I” IN THE SKY: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s huge hit “I Don’t Care” continues its run at the summit on the Top 40 list for its third week, eclipsing the 19,000 spin mark in the process (though it doesn’t set a new record.) The tune also remains strong at #1 on the Hot AC chart. With Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” at just over 300 spins away now, her current #2 hit will likely replace “I” in the next few days and become official by next weekend, unless Sheeran and Bieber’s collaboration has a better hold than expected.

Christian rapper NF leaps from 47-34 with the song that becomes his fourth top 40 entry at the format, “Time”. The simple title has also appeared on the chart in the past for groups like The Alan Parsons Project and Hootie & The Blowfish, whose respective singles made the top ten in 1981 and 1996. One notch below him, “Boyfriend” debuts on the entire chart at #35 for Ariana Grande and Social House. The collaboration becomes Grande’s 22nd top 40 entry on the pop chart and the duo’s first, which comes a year after they first entered the top 50 here with the Lil Yachty-assisted “Magic In The Hamptons”. It stalled at #43. Our third and final top 40 entry this week is OneRepublic‘s “Rescue Me”, a top 20 song on the Hot AC chart that moves from 44-38 here. It’s the act’s 13th top 40 single at this format since 2007.

A handful of collaborations enter the top 50 this week, led by Chris Brown and Drake‘s “No Guidance” at #45. The song leads the Rhythmic and Urban charts on the current update. Sam Feldt and RANI, both appearing on the pop chart for the first time, dance onto the survey with “Post Malone” at #46. (Malone ranks at #11 this week with the Young Thug-assisted “Goodbyes”.) Landing at #48 is “Higher Love”, a single combining the talents of Kygo and the late Whitney Houston. Originally recorded in 1990, this cut marks the first appearance for Houston on the pop chart since 2002’s “Whatchulookinat”, which reached #46 that September. 2009 also saw her track “Million Dollar Bill” receive a little pop airplay, though it failed to reach the top 50. Finally, at #49, Illenium and Jon Bellion enter the region with “Good Things Fall Apart”, which is approaching the top ten at Alternative radio.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 4, 2019

It’s a “Joy” to be at the top.

DEBUTS
39. Tones And I – Dance Monkey
38. Dean Lewis – Waves | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
28. Stephen Puth – Look Away (34)
25. P!nk featuring Cash Cash – Can We Pretend (30)
21. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
16. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (11) | PEAK: #09
09. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (07) | PEAK: #06
08. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Keane – The Way I Feel (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Bastille – Joy (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (3)
2. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (1)
3. Westlife – Dynamite (2)
4. Stanaj – Love Me (4)
5. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (5)
6. Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (6)
7. Natasha Bedingfield – Kick It (-)
8. Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday (9)
9. Bishop Briggs – Champion (10)
10. Morgxn – A New Way (-)

In The Mix:
Ali Gatie – It’s You
American Authors – Stay Around
Ariana Grande & Social House – Boyfriend (new)
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own
Ed Sheeran with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars – Blow
Freya Ridings – Castles (new)
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor
NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven
New Hope Club – Love Again (new)
The Score – Stay (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Bastille stays at #1 for a second week with “Joy”, a current top ten hit on the Alternative radio survey, while Keane remains strong at #2 with their biggest song in seven years, “The Way I Feel”. Will it reach the top in the coming weeks? This battle is a tough one, but it could succeed. A pair of Australian artists have new songs in the top 40, with a reissue of Dean Lewis‘s “Waves” leading the way at #38. The original version of “Waves” bubbled under my chart in January and February of last year. A newer version of the track, which was remixed by Timbaland, impacts at the Hot AC format on Monday. A notch lower, at #39, it’s the first appearance of Tones And I with “Dance Monkey”. The viral smash ranks at #1 on the official singles chart in Australia as of earlier this weekend and continues to break across Europe.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 30, 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: newcomer Lil Tecca is up against Sam Smith‘s not-so-sleeper hit in the race for the top spot. Will this Lil name yield big action? Let’s add ’em up:

JUST A LIL BIT SHORT: During a slower week at the format, “How Do You Sleep?” by Sam Smith was the Most Added track at the Top 40 format for a second week, earning another 33 stations. Lil Tecca’s “Ransom” finishes just five adds behind him with 28. The latter song is already well into the top 30 on the Rhythmic radio list, though its most impressive stats thus far are at streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, where it currently sits at #2 and #1 on their respective U.S.-based surveys.

After several weeks of minor activity, new titles from Kygo x Whitney Houston and Stephen Puth join the top ten for the first time. The late Houston last reached the top 50 at the format with 2002’s “Whatchulookinat”, which peaked at #46. Puth has yet to make the top 50 here, though his song “Sexual Vibe” did receive some unsolicited airplay at a handful of stations earlier this year.

Charting hits by NF and OneRepublic are among those titles holding in the top ten from a week ago, albeit with lower add totals.

With a new single from Ariana Grande and Social House ready to make the format its home, as well as rumored new music by Rihanna on the way, next Tuesday’s results will certainly be very interesting.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SAM SMITH, “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)
2. LIL TECCA, “Ransom” (Galactic/Republic)
3. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
4. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
5-T. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
5-T. SAM FELDT featuring RANI, “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
7. ONEREPUBLIC, “Rescue Me” (Interscope)
8-T. KYGO x WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love” (RCA)
8-T. STEPHEN PUTH, “Look Away” (Arista/RED)
10-T. HERVE PAGEZ & DIPLO featuring CHARLI XCX, “Spicy” (Mad Decent)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 28, 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. The end of July gives us lots of new tunes in the mix and a strong collaboration at the top, so let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

EYE FOR AN “I”: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s “I Don’t Care” holds at #1 on the Top 40 chart for a second week, still about 1,200 spins ahead of Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” at #2. “I” also holds at #1 on the Hot AC list and lands at #14 on the AC chart. At the current time, it’s unclear whether or not the collaboration will remain at the top for a third week, or if Eilish’s big track will sneak in. However, “Bad Guy” does lead the Alternative chart on the latest update, where it advances from 2-1.

Earning his 12th top 40 release at the format, Sam Smith‘s “How Do You Sleep?” debuts at #32 on the list. His recent chart-topper with Normani, “Dancing With A Stranger”, spent two weeks at #1 in May. Following Smith, Kaskade and Meghan Trainor leap from 42-36 with “With You”, marking Kaskade’s first top 40 entry here and Trainor’s 11th. Rising from 46-38 on the list, “Panini” is the second top 40 hit for Lil Nas X and the follow-up to “Old Town Road”, which peaked at #4 last month. Lastly, moving from 42-39, “My Man” marks the first top 40 song as an artist for Delacey, who previously wrote chart hits for Halsey and Zara Larsson.

There’s even more action in the top 50 this week, with OneRepublic blasting into the #44 spot with “Rescue Me”, a current top 20 hit on the Hot AC survey. It might become the band’s first top 40 single here in 2-1/2 years. A few spots lower, NF bows at #47 with “Time”, as the performer looks to earn his fourth top 40 song to date next month. This week’s list also sees Monsta X reach the top 50 for the first time with “Who Do U Love?”, a collaboration with French Montana that begins at #49. The group’s new Japanese-language album, titled Phenomenon, is due in a few weeks.

Next week, look out for potential new chart entries from Chris Brown and Drake, as well as Illenium and Jon Bellion.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 28, 2019

Bringing “Joy” to this July weekend.

DEBUTS
39. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls
37. Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri – Simple Things
36. Noah Kahan – Cynic | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Stephen Puth – Look Away (40)
30. P!nk featuring Cash Cash – Can We Pretend (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil (31)
21. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (26)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maren Morris – The Bones (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (05) | PEAK: #05
04/ Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Keane – The Way I Feel (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Bastille – Joy (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (3)
2. Westlife – Dynamite (4)
3. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (9)
4. Stanaj – Love Me (8)
5. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (6)
6. Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (7)
7. Dean Lewis – Waves (-)
8. American Authors – Stay Around (-)
9. Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday (-)
10. Bishop Briggs – Champion (-)

In The Mix:
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own
Ed Sheeran with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars – Blow
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor (new)
NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand

Chart Notes:

  • The English quartet Bastille earns their fifth #1 song on my chart with “Joy”, advancing from 3-1. In November, they earned their previous #1 hit with the Marshmello collaboration “Happier”, which spent four weeks at the summit. It’s featured on the album Doom Days, which came out last month. There’s a fair amount of debut action this week, with Noah Kahan‘s “Cynic” coming in the highest at #36. The tune marks his fifth top 40 entry to date; his most recent, a #5 song called “Mess”, falls a few spots to #25 on the current list. Landing at #37, we have the first collaboration together for Alexander Cardinale and Christina Perri. “Simple Things” is just below the top 50 at Hot AC radio and gaining well. Finally, at #39, a song that’s headed to Alternative radio in a few weeks: “Hotel Walls”, the second top 40 entry for Smith & Thell. Their first chart hit, “Forgive Me Friend”, spent three weeks at #6 this past spring. It remains in the top ten on the Triple A radio chart.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 23, 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: Sam Smith tops the report, as he catches some ZZZ’s and the top spot in the world of adds. Don’t get sleepy just yet… we still have to add ’em up:

IN “DO” TIME: Coming off his two-week #1 single “Dancing With A Stranger”, a collaboration with Normani that landed at the top in May, Sam Smith had a sizable impact week for his follow-up release. “How Do You Sleep?” rested comfortably at 85 stations this week, leaping ahead of a second place finish for NF‘s “Time” (earning 52 stations) and a third place finish for OneRepublic‘s “Rescue Me” (47 stations) on the log. All three songs started below the top 50 on last Sunday’s published update, but they will grab a spot in the region by Sunday, as several older tracks will be pulled from the list. As expected, “How” will debut the highest.

Current chart hits from Blanco Brown and the Jonas Brothers are among those tunes that are stable in the top ten here on the latest adds list.

Though no releases are currently listed as impacting next week, look for songs from Ali Gatie and NCT 127, both headed for adds in two weeks, to pick up some early support.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SAM SMITH, “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)
2. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
3. ONEREPUBLIC, “Rescue Me” (Interscope)
4. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
5. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
6. JONAS BROTHERS, “Only Human” (Republic)
7-T. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
7-T. SAM FELDT featuring RANI, “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
9. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
10. POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG, “Goodbyes” (Republic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 21, 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. It’s getting hot and steamy out there! We’re also counting down to a hot new single at #1, so let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“I” ON THE PRIZE: Simultaneously rising to the top on both the Hot AC and Top 40 lists, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s hit “I Don’t Care” is the new #1 song this week. It’s the fourth #1 on the pop chart for Sheeran and the seventh for Bieber. The track has a solid lead over its nearest competitor, pacing about 1,400 spins ahead of Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” at #3, which Bieber sings on in an updated version. The latter title is also aiming for the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, though it may short fall once again, even with two separate versions available for consumption. We’ll see by tomorrow afternoon.

Further down the chart, Ellie Goulding picks up her 13th top 40 song at the format in a collaboration with Juice WRLD, scoring his second, called “Hate Me”. It leaps from 42-37 and also jumps from 43-32 on this week’s Hot AC list. Meanwhile, Zara Larsson checks in with her eighth top 40 hit, up from 41-40 with “All The Time”. That tune is one of four titles ready to impact at the Hot AC format tomorrow and should post a solid result.

The only new song in this week’s top 50 comes from Lil Nas X, who bows at #46 with “Panini”. His global smash “Old Town Road” got as high as #4 at this format, though it topped the Rhythmic and Urban charts. Both are included on 7, his debut EP that recently peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 list. Emerging titles from NF and Sam Smith, both impacting on Tuesday, will likely debut here next week. Several other songs are also edging closer to the top 50, so expect some larger action by next weekend’s report.

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