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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 19, 2017)

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. This weekend, we’re mourning the losses of AC/DC rocker Malcolm Young and country singer Mel Tillis, both of whom charted for several decades. We’re also thinking of TV and music star David Cassidy, who remains in critical condition in a Florida hospital. Here’s this week’s report:

IMAGINE THAT: Congrats to Imagine Dragons who now have their second #1 at the pop format with “Thunder”, soaring from 4-1 this week. Previously, the Las Vegas band led for one week in December 2013 with “Demons”, which wasn’t necessarily the most memorable chart-topper this decade. (I suppose that’s because most people think “Radioactive” was some massive pop #1, though it actually spent three weeks at #2 behind Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines”, featuring Pharrell and T.I., in July and August 2013.) A second week at the top is possible for “Thunder”, though Camila Cabello‘s “Havana” (featuring Young Thug, up 5-3) could crash the party next week, given its gain of 2,500 spins in the last seven days.

Given the slower-than-normal week at the format, most likely due to the proximity to Thanksgiving, just a couple of singles take big leaps up the chart. One of them, the Selena Gomez and Marshmello collaboration called “Wolves”, howls up ten notches to #19. It’s Gomez’s fourth single to reach the region this year. However, sporting an even more impressive move is “End Game”, jumping a massive 17 spots from 50-33 for Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Future. “End” becomes the 28th top 40 hit for Swift, the 15th for Sheeran and the fourth for Future, all of which have come via features for the lattermost act. Will it reach the top spot? Stay tuned.

SOMEWHERE TO WALK: Whether it’s on water or the moon, there’s a whole lot of walking when it comes to top 50 debuts, and the two entries walking it out land back-to-back on this week’s chart. Ohio’s Walk The Moon are looking for their second chart hit in the top 40 with “One Foot”, which comes in at #43. It’s the first single from the quartet’s What If Nothing album, and it currently stands at #9 and #35 on the Alternative and Hot AC lists, respectively. Eminem‘s latest single with Beyoncé, “Walk On Water”, is one notch below that at #44. The rapper’s forthcoming Revival album had a reported November 17 release date across several trade sites, but has yet to surface at any retailer.

This week’s chart also gets collaborative with debuts from Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels, new at #47 with “I Miss You”, and a N.E.R.D and Rihanna single called “Lemon”, which squeezes in at #49. The latter song is N.E.R.D’s first to make the top 50 at the Top 40 format, though 2004’s “She Wants To Move” just missed charting in April 2004. (It peaked at #52 early that month.) One of the group’s members, Pharrell, has sung on twelve top 40 hits on the Top 40 airwaves, nine of which were featured appearances.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 19, 2017

On the good “Foot”.

DEBUTS
39. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
37. Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran & Future – End Game | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears (37)
28. Bastille – World Gone Mad (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Bishop Briggs – Dream (30)
22. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (09) | PEAK: #09
08. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (08) | PEAK: #08
07. P!nk – What About Us (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Dua Lipa – New Rules (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – One Foot (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (2)
2. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (4)
3. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (9)
4. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
5. Loote – Out Of My Head (5)
6. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (8)
7. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (6)
8. Why Don’t We – These Girls (-)
9. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (-)
10. Fall Out Boy – Hold Me Tight Or Don’t (-)

In The Mix:
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (new)
Flagship – Midnight
Mainland – I Found God
Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Serena Ryder – Ice Age

Chart Notes:

  • They scored three #1 songs in a row from their last album, Talking Is Hard. Now, the Ohio band Walk The Moon returns to the top with the lead single from their follow-up What If Nothing. Leaping from 5-1 in its ninth week on the survey, “One Foot” bravely steps over the competition, becoming the 18th song to reach #1 during the 2017 chart year. “One” is currently in the top ten on the Alternative chart, the band’s core format, while it also crosses over to the Hot AC and Top 40 formats.
  • This week’s two debuts come from female soloists with new singles from recent releases. With her third chart song from the album reputation, the current #1 title in the land, Taylor Swift comes in at #37 with “End Game”. The highest new entry’s a collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Future. Just two spots lower, at #39, is Demi Lovato with the title track from Tell Me You Love Me, which hit the top five several weeks ago. It’s her follow-up to “Sorry Not Sorry”, which peaked at #9.
  • Next week marks the last week of the 2017 chart year! Getting excited for the Top 100 of 2017? It’ll be here before you know it, and I’ll have an update on all the dates next week, so check back then.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 12, 2017

What’s “New”, Dua?

DEBUTS
39. Bastille – World Gone Mad
38. Sheppard – Coming Home
37. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears
36. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Bishop Briggs – Dream (36)
27. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (32)
22. The Script – Arms Open (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
15. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phillip Phillips – Miles (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (11) | PEAK: #09
08. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Walk The Moon – One Foot (05) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – New Rules (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (2)
3. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (9)
4. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (8)
5. Loote – Out Of My Head (5)
6. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (6)
7. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (4)
8. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (-)
9. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (-)
10. Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds (-)

In The Mix:
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Fastball – Best Friend
Flagship – Midnight (new)
Mainland – I Found God
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (new)
Serena Ryder – Ice Age (new)
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous
Why Don’t We – These Girls (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It was a quiet week for new entries last time around, but this week, the action is back with four new singles in the mix. With the week’s highest debut at #36, Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels collaborate on “I Miss You”. It’s the third top 40 song for the trio, and the fourth for Michaels. The track is climbing at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio, having impacted at the pop format last Tuesday, and it should be appearing in our Radio Active column by the end of the month. “Smoke Clears” is just behind “Miss”, entering at #37 for Andy Grammer. His forthcoming album, titled The Good Parts, is out December 1. It’s his ninth hit on my chart since 2010.
  • The other two debuts this week are from foreign bands from have previously hit #1 on my chart. Rolling in at #38, Coming Home” marks the seventh top 40 entry on my chart for Sheppard, who reached the top in 2013 with “Hold My Tongue”. It currently sits just below the top ten on Australia’s iTunes chart. A notch below them, at #39, is the seventh top 40 single for Bastille, “World Gone Mad”, off the soundtrack to the upcoming Netflix film Bright. The quartet is looking for their fourth #1 on my chart, having previously led with “Pompeii” (2013), “Of The Night” (2014) and “Good Grief” (2016).

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 5, 2017

“New” at the top.

DEBUTS
none

TOP GAINERS
34. The Script – Arms Open (40)
32. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (37)
23. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (28)
21. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (26)
19. Harry Styles – Kiwi (27) | BIGGEST MOVER
16. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Phillip Phillips – Miles (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Walk The Moon – One Foot (06) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – New Rules (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (2)
3. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You (9)
4. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (5)
5. Loote – Out Of My Head (4)
6. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (3)
7. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (7)
8. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (10)
9. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (-)
10. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears (-)

In The Mix:
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Fastball – Best Friend
Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (new)
Mainland – I Found God
Malia – Champagne Clouds
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous

Chart Notes:

  • For the past ten weeks, three #1 songs by solo women have dominated the top spot. Now, a fourth song extends that total to 11. Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” rules over my chart this week, up 3-1 in its 14th week in the top 40. The international hit is just below the top 15 on Top 40 radio, and is also posting nice gains at the Hot AC and Rhythmic formats. Last week’s #1, “What About Us” by P!nk, tumbles to #4 after three weeks at the summit.
  • No debuts are on my chart this week, but there are plenty of notable movers in the top 40, including Harry Styles‘s “Kiwi” (27-19) and The Head And The Heart‘s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (23-16). Styles is looking for his third solo top ten single in a row, while the Seattle band is going for their first trip into the region. Stay tuned to see how they do!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 29, 2017

P!nk gets colorful once again.

DEBUTS
40. The Script – Arms Open
39. Bishop Briggs – Dream
38. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (33)
26. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. ZAYN featuring Sia – Dusk Till Dawn (24)
15. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Phillip Phillips – Miles (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Walk The Moon – One Foot (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Dua Lipa – New Rules (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. P!nk – What About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (3)
3. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (7)
4. Loote – Out Of My Head (6)
5. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (8)
6. Taylor Swift – Gorgeous (-)
7. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (10)
8. New Politics – Color Green (9)
9. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You (-)
10. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (-)

In The Mix:
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not (new)
Fastball – Best Friend
Mainland – I Found God
Malia – Champagne Clouds (new)
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul (new)
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • Bleachers are back on my chart with the follow-up to “Don’t Take The Money”, which spent five weeks at the top earlier in the year. “I Miss Those Days” is this week’s Highest Debut at #38. Both songs are taken from the album Gone Now. “Don’t” is sure to be a notable contender for #1 on my year-end chart for 2017, but with four weeks left in the chart year, anything is possible! Stay tuned for more details on the schedule soon.
  • Singer Bishop Briggs makes her “Dream” a reality, as her new single enters at #39 on my newest chart. Last year, “River” went to #3 on the Alternative chart, giving the singer her biggest radio hit to date. (She’s currently rising at that format on a collaboration with the Cold War Kids titled “So Tied Up”, which is in the top 20.)
  • Finally, at #40, is The Script and “Arms Open”, the second top 40 hit from their Freedom Child album. It’s their 12th time on my chart since 2009. The previous single from their latest set, a former #2 song called “Rain”, drops to #13 this week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 22, 2017

In the P!nk.

DEBUTS
40. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings
39. Daya – New
38. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Delta Rae – No Peace In Quiet (39)
31. Harry Styles – Kiwi (37)
26. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over (32)
23. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (25) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phillip Phillips – Miles (14) | PEAK: #10
09. The Script – Rain (06) | PEAK: #02
08. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Kesha – Praying (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Walk The Moon – One Foot (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – New Rules (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (03) | PEAK: #02
01. P!nk – What About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (3)
2. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (2)
3. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (5)
4. Wrabel – The Village (4)
5. Bishop Briggs – Dream (10)
6. Loote – Out Of My Head (8)
7. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (6)
8. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (-)
9. New Politics – Color Green (9)
10. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (-)

In The Mix:
Cody Fry – Nobody But You
Fastball – Best Friend
Louis Tomlinson – Just Like You
Mainland – I Found God (new)
Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill – Dear Hate
MIKA – It’s My House (new)
Olivia Holt – Generous
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Liam Payne is close to falling out of the top 40 (down 30-35 this week) with his former #2 hit, “Strip That Down”, but I’m sure he’ll return to the upper rungs of my chart soon enough with “Bedroom Floor”, his follow-up single. It’s new at #38, as it takes the title of Highest Debut on my latest chart. Payne’s highly-anticipated solo album still doesn’t have a release date.
  • Pop and dance singer Daya turns 19 on Tuesday, so make sure to wish her a big ol’ happy birthday on social media. She’s at #39 this week with a new track called, well, “New”. It leads her forthcoming second studio album, which also doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s sure to have plenty of bops. “New” was the third Most Added titl at Top 40 radio last week.
  • Finally, at #40, is the first chart single for Swedish-born, Nashville-based singer Andreas Moss. “Stuck In My Feelings” is currently at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio, recently going top 50 at the former. Moss’s label, Curb, has shied away from the formats in the last decade, largely developing charting acts at Christian (AC/CHR/Rock) and Country radio.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 17, 2017)

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: Calvin Harris and friends get real by “Faking”, Daya tries to prove that “New” trumps old and much more! It’s time for yet another musical adventure, so let’s get swinging into this jungle of jams:

HISTORY IN THE “FAKING”: Though Charlie Puth‘s “How Long” emerges as this week’s Most Added song at the format for a second week, securing 43 new stations, there was a tight battle between four records for most of the day. Landing just behind the 25-year-old pop star is the collaboration from Calvin Harris, Kehlani and Lil Yachty, “Faking It”. However, the 33 adds that it picked up this week are very much real. It looks to be the third top 40 hit from Harris’s current set, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, a #2 album from earlier this year.

Daya‘s “New” also picked up a solid selection of stations this Tuesday, scoring 32 adds in its impact week, putting it in third place. With a new era on a new record label, the 18-year-old is hoping for her fifth top 40 hit, as well as her fourth top ten title. Rounding out the top five tracks of the week, “rockstar” (#4, 25 stations) from Post Malone featuring 21 Savage and “Good Old Days” (#5, 24 stations) by Macklemore featuring Kesha continue the collaboration consumption on the pop chart. (Both of those tunes are well into the top 40 at this point.)

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)
2. CALVIN HARRIS featuring KEHLANI & LIL YACHTY, “Faking It” (Columbia)
3. DAYA, “New” (Interscope)
4. POST MALONE featuring 21 SAVAGE, “rockstar” (Republic)
5. MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA, “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
6. KHALID, “Young Dumb & Broke” (Right Hand Music/RCA)
7. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
8. BLACKBEAR, “Do Re Mi” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
9. CARDI B, “Bodak Yellow” (KSR/Atlantic)
10. CAMILA CABELLO featuring YOUNG THUG, “Havana” (Syco/Epic)

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