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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 4, 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: it’s a Perry pop party, as Katy Perry‘s latest single blasts to the top of the list and leads a top three full of hot impacting titles. Let’s add ’em up:

A “REALLY” GOOD START: Just ten stations away from clearing the whole panel, Katy Perry easily earns the Most Added title on this week’s Top 40 report with “Never Really Over”, securing 173 stations on impact. This total is one station less than her Skip Marley-assisted “Chained To The Rhythm” earned in its first week back in February 2017, which spent two weeks at #8 that April before quickly crashing off the survey after 14 total weeks. “Never” made its debut in the top 30 last Sunday and should easily blast into the top 20 by the weekend.

Two collaborations nearly tied for second place, but “Call You Mine” from The Chainsmokers featuring Bebe Rexha earned 66 stations in the session, just one add ahead of third place entry “Find U Again” from Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello. Both of these songs will easily score notable debuts on Sunday night’s update: “Call” has the edge for a move into the top 40 at this point.

Elsewhere in the top ten, you’ll find more music from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Ally Brooke, Lizzo, SHAED and others.

Next week, Russ‘s “Civil War” battles for a spot in the top ten, but more warriors await him on the battlefield. Stay tuned!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. KATY PERRY, “Never Really Over” (Capitol)
2. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA, “Call You Mine” (Disruptor/Columbia)
3. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
4. ED SHEERAN featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER and PNB ROCK, “Cross Me” (Atlantic)
5. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)
6. ALLY BROOKE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Lips Don’t Lie” (Latium/Atlantic)
7. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Easier” (Interscope)
8. DJ KHALED featuring SZA, “Just Us” (We The Best/Epic)
9. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
10. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 1, 2014

“Home” is where the chart is.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 1, 2014…

Debuts:
40. YOUNG RISING SONS, “High”
39. JESSE MCCARTNEY, “Superbad”

Biggest Movers:
JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (35-28, eight spots)

10. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (up 3)
Album: I Wanna Feel (single) (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

09. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (down 2)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (down 2)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (up 2)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (up 2)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (steady, second week)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

04. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (steady, second week)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (steady, third week)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (steady, third week)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 28, 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: summer begins with an obvious choice, 5 Seconds Of Summer, but the second new single from Ed Sheeran this month is also catching some rays. Grab the sunblock and let’s add ’em up:

SECONDS IN FIRST: Jumping into the pool of pop this Tuesday, we have two releases clearing 100 stations in their first weeks. Leading things off, “Easier” by 5 Seconds Of Summer is an easy pick for the panel, as it starts with 154 adds on impact. The song is off to a great start on the chart as well, as it debuted at #30 last Sunday after just three days of airplay. Will it become their second #1 hit at the format later this season? Too soon to say, especially with a number of big single releases still on the way, but it should continue its ascent at a decent pace.

The other big title on this week’s log is Sheeran’s collaboration with Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock titled “Cross Me”. That song, which joined the chart at #40 on Sunday, has a strong second place finish with 110 adds. The single follows very quickly after the release of Sheeran’s “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber, which reached the top ten on the same update and may top the survey soon enough. Both songs can found on his forthcoming No. 6 Collaborations Project album, due July 12.

Elsewhere in the top ten, you’ll find two times the Lizzo, as well as enduring entries from artists like Billie Eilish and Halsey.

Next week, Katy Perry‘s new single “Never Really Over” should easily leap over the competition, including tracks from Daya and Miley Cyrus. Who else will heat up the date? Stay tuned.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Easier” (Interscope)
2. ED SHEERAN featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER and PNB ROCK, “Cross Me” (Atlantic)
3. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)
4. DJ KHALED featuring SZA, “Just Us” (We The Best/Epic)
5-T. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)
5-T. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)
7. HALSEY, “Nightmare” (Capitol)
8. MAX featuring QUINN XCII, “Love Me Less” (Arista/RED)
9-T. ALLY BROOKE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Lips Don’t Lie” (Latium/Atlantic)
9-T. DELACEY, “My Man” (HITCO)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 27-28, 2019)

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? Four singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – “Easier” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The group’s ninth top 40 hit jumped into the top 30 last Sunday and could very likely take the Most Added title.

ALLY BROOKE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE – “Lips Don’t Lie” (Latium/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Brooke is looking for her second solo top 40 entry outside of Fifth Harmony. “Low Key” recently peaked at #21.

BECKY G & DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS featuring RVSSIAN – “Next To You” (Arista/RED)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Of the three acts here, Becky G has logged the most time on the list with five prior top 40 releases at the format.

ED SHEERAN featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER and PNB ROCK – “Cross Me” (Atlantic)
Album: No. 6 Collaborations Project (2019)
Past T40 History: Sheeran’s collaboration with Justin Bieber from the same album, “I Don’t Care”, entered the top ten on Sunday.

Next week: the ladies lead the way with new singles headed to the format from DayaMiley Cyrus and perhaps others.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 26, 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. Happy Memorial Day! We’re saluting all the veterans and chart veterans alike this weekend, so let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THAT’S “DANCING”: Sam Smith and Normani held off the Jonas Brothers in another super tight race on the survey, with a difference of about 40 spins between their respective tunes. Thus, “Dancing With A Stranger” remains at #1 for the second week and “Sucker”, a former #1 song, holds at #2 again. The latter song also tops the Hot AC list for the second week. It’s unclear what entry is going to lead the top 40 next week, as holiday programming will be affecting spins for the next few days. We’ll see what happens.

This week’s chart is short on debut action, but the titles that do make it in are all pretty significant. Blasting in at #30, “Easier” is the ninth top 40 hit for the Australian quartet 5 Seconds Of Summer and the first from their forthcoming album. Of their eight songs to previously enter the region, just one topped the list: “Youngblood”, a five-week #1 from last fall. Ed Sheeran also sneaks into the top 40 with a second collaboration from his forthcoming No. 6 Collaborations Project set. “Cross Me” debuts at #40, giving Sheeran his 18th top 40 hit here, while featured artists Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock receive their fourth and first, respectively. The lead single from the album, a collaboration with Justin Bieber titled “I Don’t Care”, moves from 11-9 on the same chart.

Additionally, DJ Khaled and SZA jump in at #42 with “Just Us” from the former’s Father Of Asahd album, which registered as the second Most Added tune on this past Tuesday’s report, as Lizzo checks in at #47 with “Truth Hurts”, which was added to the deluxe edition of her Cuz I Love You album. The latter entry, which was originally released in 2017, spiked at several platforms following its inclusion in a key scene in the Netflix film Someone Great last month. The track also storms in at #42 on this week’s Rhythmic radio update, while “Just” earns top 40 entries on both the Rhythmic (#27) and Urban (#44) charts (with more action to come.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 26, 2019

Don’t panic, they made it!

DEBUTS
40. Christian Paul – Strong
39. James Arthur – Falling Like The Stars | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Ben Platt – Grow As We Go (29)
22. Daya – Insomnia (27)
15. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Noah Kahan – Mess (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (06) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
07. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (08) | PEAK: #06
05. P!nk – Walk Me Home (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Lizzo – Juice (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – Incredible (2)
2. Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Ever Let Em (3)
3. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (7)
4. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (6)
5. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (-)
6. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (10)
7. Mike Posner – Move On (5)
8. Zara Larsson – WOW (-)
9. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (-)
10. BBMak – Bullet Train (-)

In The Mix:
Christina Perri – Tiny Victories
Collective Soul – Right As Rain
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
New Politics – Comeback Kid
OneRepublic – Rescue Me

Chart Notes:

  • After staying at #2, Panic! At The Disco‘s “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” finally sneaks into the #1 spot this week, with leader Brendon Urie also appearing as a featured performer on the runner-up title, Taylor Swift‘s “ME!”, climbing from #4. Urie joins singers such as Jamie Scott and Nate Ruess in having simultaneous top three entries as both a soloist and with a duo or group: in 2014, the former’s “My Hurricane” ranked in the region alongside Graffiti6‘s “The Bridge”, and a year prior, the latter’s featured spot on P!nk‘s “Just Give Me A Reason” joined fun.‘s track “Carry On” at the top. James Arthur‘s “Falling Like The Stars” earns this week’s Highest Debut at #39, his fifth top 40 single to date. The song recently replaced “From The Grave” as Arthur’s current single at Hot AC radio, which stalled out at the bottom of the top 50 a few weeks back. A newcomer named Christian Paul also climbs into the top 40 at #40 with “Strong”. It’s closing in on the top 50 at Top 40 radio, which will also mark his first chart appearance there.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 19, 2019

“Juice” still rules… and that’s the “Truth”.

DEBUTS
40. Barns Courtney – You And I
37. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart
36. Lizzo – Truth Hurts
35. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Ben Platt – Grow As We Go (35)
21. Bastille – Joy (28)
20. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (34) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (10) | PEAK: #08
09. Smith & Thell featuring Swedish Jam Factory – Forgive Me Friend (06) | PEAK: #06
08. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (05) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
05. P!nk – Walk Me Home (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Lizzo – Juice (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Christian Paul – Strong (4)
2. James TW – Incredible (1)
3. Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Ever Let Em (3)
4. Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her (2)
5. Mike Posner – Move On (5)
6. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (7)
7. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (9)
8. O.A.R. – Knocking At Your Door (6)
9. James Arthur – From The Grave (8)
10. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (-)

In The Mix:
BBMak – Bullet Train
Christina Perri – Tiny Victories
Collective Soul – Right As Rain
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
James Arthur – Falling Like The Stars (new)
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You (new)
Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave
New Politics – Comeback Kid
Of Monsters And Men – Alligator
OneRepublic – Rescue Me (new)
P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway
Zara Larsson – WOW

Chart Notes:

  • Spending a third week at #1, Lizzo‘s “Juice” maintains the crown during the same week that her 2017 song “Truth Hurts” bows at #36. That cut has reemerged on the sales and streaming charts thanks to a sync in the Netflix film Someone Great, and it’s also beginning to find some airplay at the Rhythmic and Top 40 radio formats (though “Juice” is still receiving spins at both as well.) “Truth” is not the Highest Debut on the top 40 update, however: that belongs to Ingrid Michaelson‘s “Missing You”, which checks in one spot higher at #35. The other two debuts this week, new at #37 and #40, respectively, will be vying for support at Alternative radio in the near future: “Good Things Fall Apart” by Illenium & Jon Bellion and “You And I” by Barns Courtney. Other than Lizzo, Courtney hit #1 on my chart with 2016’s “Fire”, which had a four-week run on top.

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