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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 15, 2021

“Love” gets chilly.

DEBUTS
40. Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
38. Conan Gray – People Watching
34. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
20. Silk Sonic – Skate (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ben Rector featuring Steve Winwood – Range Rover (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Anne-Marie & Niall Horan – Our Song (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Tones And I – Cloudy Day (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Coldplay – Higher Power (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. Duran Duran – Invisible (05) | PEAK: #03
04. John Mayer – Last Train Home (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Dua Lipa – Love Again (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Brandi Carlile – Right On Time (2)
2. Walk Off The Earth x Lukas Graham – Love You Right (1)
3. Olivia Holt – Next (4)
4. Jxdn featuring Machine Gun Kelly – Wanna Be (6)
5. Dixie D’Amelio featuring Rubi Rose – Psycho (5)
6. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (10)
7. Maisie Peters – Psycho (8)
8. Duran Duran featuring Chai – More Joy (9)
9. Ralph – Tommy (7)
10. Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead (-)

In The Mix:
Dermot Kennedy – Better Days
Mimi Webb – Dumb Love

Chart Notes:

  • In a top ten that is largely frozen from last week, Dua Lipa spends a second week at #1 with “Love Again”. Silk Sonic are in the groove with a move from 28-20 with “Skate”, earning it the Biggest Mover title for the second week running. The aforementioned Lipa appears on this week’s highest new entry: landing at #34, she and Elton John duet on “Cold Heart”. At 74, John is one of two soloists over the age of 70 on the list, the other being 73-year-old Steve Winwood. Coming in at #38, Conan Gray picks up his fourth top 40 song with “People Watching”. Lastly, at #40, Billie Eilish is new with the title track off her recent chart-topping album Happier Than Ever.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 8, 2021

Some personal chart love… again.

DEBUTS
40. Vaultboy – Everything Sucks | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Silk Sonic – Skate (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (33)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ben Rector featuring Steve Winwood – Range Rover (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Anne-Marie & Niall Horan – Our Song (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Tones And I – Cloudy Day (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt (07) | PEAK: #06
06. John Mayer – Last Train Home (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Duran Duran – Invisible (05) | PEAK: #03
04. Coldplay – Higher Power (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Dua Lipa – Love Again (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Walk Off The Earth x Lukas Graham – Love You Right (1)
2. Brandi Carlile – Right On Time (2)
3. Conan Gray – People Watching (6)
4. Olivia Holt – Next (4)
5. Dixie D’Amelio featuring Rubi Rose – Psycho (3)
6. Jxdn featuring Machine Gun Kelly – Wanna Be (7)
7. Ralph – Tommy (8)
8. Maisie Peters – Psycho (9)
9. Duran Duran featuring Chai – More Joy (-)
10. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (-)

In The Mix:
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever (new)
Dermot Kennedy – Better Days
Mimi Webb – Dumb Love
Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Pop star Dua Lipa is back at the top of my personal chart with her ninth tune to reach the summit: “Love Again”, jumping from 3-1. Her latest single becomes the record-extending sixth #1 song taken from the original version of her Future Nostalgia album. With her ninth #1 hit overall, she is tied with Coldplay and Taylor Swift, who are also at that threshold. Silk Sonic are skating up the countdown from 39-28 with “Skate”, becoming the Biggest Mover of the week. On the bottom of the list, we have one debut this week: a recent viral song from independent newcomer Vaultboy. “Everything Sucks” sneaks in at #40.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 1, 2021

“Good” news, great song.

DEBUTS
39. Silk Sonic – Skate | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
31. Jax – 90s Kids (37)
27. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (33)
26. SUPER-Hi x Neeka – Following The Sun (31)
18. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (25) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks
08. Tones And I – Cloudy Day (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Anne-Marie & Niall Horan – Our Song (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Mimi Webb – Good Without (07) | PEAK: #03
08. Tones And I – Cloudy Day (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt (06) | PEAK: #06
06. John Mayer – Last Train Home (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Duran Duran – Invisible (03) | PEAK: #03
04. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Dua Lipa – Love Again (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Coldplay – Higher Power (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Walk Off The Earth x Lukas Graham – Love You Right (4)
2. Brandi Carlile – Right On Time (5)
3. Dixie D’Amelio featuring Rubi Rose – Psycho (8)
4. Olivia Holt – Next (1)
5. American Authors featuring Mark McGrath – Nice And Easy (2)
6. Conan Gray – People Watching (9)
7. Jxdn featuring Machine Gun Kelly – Wanna Be (6)
8. Ralph – Tommy (7)
9. Maisie Peters – Psycho (10)
10. Vaultboy – Everything Sucks (-)

In The Mix:
Dermot Kennedy – Better Days (new)
Mimi Webb – Dumb Love
Saint Phnx – Happy Place
Scott Helman – Old Friends

Chart Notes:

  • Olivia Rodrigo spends a second week at #1 on my personal chart with “Good 4 U”, the highest of her five releases in the countdown. Her “Traitor” is also tied for the Biggest Mover of the week, along with Imagine Dragons and “Wrecked”, climbing seven positions. The only new entry on the list comes from the duo Silk Sonic and their second top 40 hit, which rolls in at #39. “Skate” follows their recent chart-topper “Leave The Door Open”, which spent three weeks at the summit.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 25, 2021

All 4 number one.

DEBUTS
40. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor
38. SEB – Seaside
37. Jax – 90s Kids | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
25. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (30) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olivia Rodrigo – Déjà Vu (05) | PEAK: #04
09. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (09) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
08. John Mayer – Last Train Home (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Mimi Webb – Good Without (03) | PEAK: #03
06. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – Love Again (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Duran Duran – Invisible (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Coldplay – Higher Power (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Olivia Holt – Next (5)
2. American Authors featuring Mark McGrath – Nice And Easy (3)
3. Nic D – Fine Apple (1)
4. Walk Off The Earth x Lukas Graham – Love You Right (9)
5. Brandi Carlile – Right On Time (-)
6. Jxdn featuring Machine Gun Kelly – Wanna Be (10)
7. Ralph – Tommy (7)
8. Dixie D’Amelio featuring Rubi Rose – Psycho (-)
9. Conan Gray – People Watching (-)
10. Maisie Peters – Psycho (-)

In The Mix:
Mimi Webb – Dumb Love
Saint Phnx – Happy Place
Scott Helman – Old Friends
Vaultboy – Everything Sucks (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Olivia Rodrigo scores her second #1 song on my personal chart with “Good 4 U”, climbing from 2-1 this week. She now has five singles charting concurrently from her recent album Sour, making her the first woman to pull off the trick. American Idol alum Jax has the Highest Debut on the list with “90s Kids”, which nostalgically enters at #37. The viral demo “Seaside” is in at #38 for newcomer SEB, while the aforementioned Rodrigo is new at #40 with “Traitor”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 18, 2021

Keeping the “Power” on.

DEBUTS
40. 98 Degrees – Where Do You Wanna Go?
38. Michael Franti & Spearhead – Good Day For A Good Day
37. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. SUPER-Hi x Neeka – Following The Sun (40)
30. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
07. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – Last Train Home (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (07) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
08. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Dua Lipa – Love Again (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Olivia Rodrigo – Déjà Vu (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Duran Duran – Invisible (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Mimi Webb – Good Without (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – Higher Power (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nic D – Fine Apple (1)
2. Seb – Seaside (6)
3. American Authors featuring Mark McGrath – Nice And Easy (8)
4. Sigrid – Mirror (3)
5. Olivia Holt – Next (7)
6. Tomorrow x Together – Magic (2)
7. Ralph – Tommy (10)
8. Jax – 90’s Kids (-)
9. Walk Off The Earth x Lukas Graham – Love You Right (-)
10. Jxdn featuring Machine Gun Kelly – Wanna Be (-)

In The Mix:
Conan Gray – People Watching (new)
Journey – The Way We Used To Be
Kane Brown x Blackbear – Memory
Maisie Peters – Psycho
Mimi Webb – Dumb Love
Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor
Saint Phnx – Happy Place
Scott Helman – Old Friends
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – Stay

Chart Notes:

  • In likely their final week at #1, Coldplay holds onto the top spot for a fourth week on my personal chart with “Higher Power”. It marks the group’s longest run at the summit since 2014, when “A Sky Full Of Stars” also spent four weeks on top. Imagine Dragons claim this week’s Biggest Mover with “Wrecked”, rising from 38-30 in its second week in the countdown. For debuts, we have three of them: trio Walk The Moon is back with their first entry in two years, “Can You Handle My Love??”, landing at #37. Michael Franti & Spearhead look to spread some positivity with “Good Day For A Good Day” at #38. Finally, checking in at #40, is the other debut posing a question this week: “Where Do You Wanna Go?”, the first chart song in 19 years for 98 Degrees. Member Nick Lachey managed to appear on my chart with a handful of solo entries through 2009, but this is the quartet’s first time on my list since “Why (Are We Still Friends)”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 4, 2021

Can’t go any “Higher” on the chart.

DEBUTS
37. Big Red Machine featuring Taylor Swift – Renegade | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Milky Chance – Colorado (40)
28. Bastille – Distorted Light Beam (33)
27. Wrabel – Nothing But The Love (32)
26. Maroon 5 – Lost (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
17. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
11. Dua Lipa – Love Again (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk – All I Know So Far (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Imagine Dragons – Follow You (06) | PEAK: #03
08. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Ben Platt – Imagine (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Duran Duran – Invisible (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (02) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
04. Olivia Rodrigo – Déjà Vu (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Mimi Webb – Good Without (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – Higher Power (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tai Verdes – A-O-K (1)
2. Nic D – Fine Apple (2)
3. Tomorrow x Together – Magic (5)
4. Sigrid – Mirror (4)
5. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (-)
6. Zara Larsson – Right Here (6)
7. Kelsea Ballerini & LANY – I Quit Drinking (-)
8. Scott Helman – Old Friends (8)
9. Mimi Webb – Dumb Love (9)
10. Olivia Holt – Next (10)

In The Mix:
American Authors featuring Mark McGrath – Nice And Easy
Calum Scott – Biblical
Calvin Harris featuring Tom Grennan – By Your Side
Gabby Barrett – The Good Ones
Journey – The Way We Used To Be
Jxdn featuring Machine Gun Kelly – Wanna Be (new)
Maisie Peters – Psycho (new)
Matt Maltese – As The World Caves In
MAX & Ali Gatie – Butterflies
Michael Franti & Spearhead – Good Day For A Good Day (new)
Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor
Ralph – Tommy (new)
Saint Phnx – Happy Place (new)
Seb – Seaside (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Coldplay spends a second week at #1 on my personal chart with “Higher Power”, which continues to perform well at radio in the U.S., including top five ranks at both the Alternative and Triple A formats. Soaring eleven spots up the survey, Ed Sheeran and Maroon 5 tie for the Biggest Mover title with “Bad Habits” (28-17) and “Lost” (37-26), respectively. The only new single in the countdown comes in at #37: “Renegade”, a collaboration from Big Red Machine (the duo of Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon) and Taylor Swift. It’s taken from the forthcoming album How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?, due August 27.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 29, 2021)

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: Ed Sheeran does a whole lot of good with one of his baddest songs ever. Let’s add ’em up:

HABITS OF A HIT: The winner of this week’s adds report at Top 40 radio is “Bad Habits”, earning 177 stations for Ed Sheeran. The sum is only three adds short of clearing the whole panel. It entered the survey at #25 last weekend and should move up very quickly. Across all of the various North American radio formats monitored by Mediabase, the song picked up a massive 327 adds in total.

The new single from Doja Cat and her Planet Her album is a collaboration with The Weeknd. With 122 adds in its first week, “You Right” is totally right for a second place finish. A week ahead of impact, Dua Lipa checks into third place with 49 stations for “Love Again”.

Charting singles from Anitta, Bella Poarch and Tai Verdes returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. ED SHEERAN, “Bad Habits” (Atlantic)
2. DOJA CAT featuring THE WEEKND, “You Right” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3. DUA LIPA, “Love Again” (Warner)
4. TATE MCRAE x KHALID, “Working” (RCA)
5. BELLA POARCH, “Build A Bitch” (Warner)
6-T. NIC D, “Fine Apple” (Republic)
6-T. TAI VERDES, “A-O-K” (Last Nite/Arista)
6-T. TESHER x JASON DERULO, “Jalebi Baby” (Namah/Capitol)
9. ANITTA, “Girl From Rio” (Warner)
10-T. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
10-T. MAROON 5, “Lost” (222/Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 28-29, 2021)

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 two new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DOJA CAT & THE WEEKND, “You Right” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Planet Her (2021)
Past T40 History: This tune entered at #41 on Sunday’s chart update, as the SZA-assisted “Kiss Me More” looks to hit the top spot.

ED SHEERAN, “Bad Habits” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: After a debut in the top 25 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 charts, this song will easily take the Most Added title.

Next week: The Top 40 panel has much love again for the latest single from Dua Lipa.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 27, 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. Let’s uncover the habits of hit songs and see what’s popping at the format this weekend:

LEAPIN’ WITH LIPA: For the third and final week, Dua Lipa holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Levitating”. The smash drops to #2 at the Hot AC radio format. However, Lipa is making some leaps with “Love Again”, the next single from her Future Nostalgia album. The tune officially hits the pop airwaves following the holiday weekend for Independence Day, but due to its recent action just below the top 50, it could be charting as soon as next weekend.

Tate McRae and Khalid are “Working” for the weekend, as their collaboration makes a massive jump from 43-24 on the chart. It’s the third top 40 hit at the format for McRae and the 12th for Khalid. Right behind them, Ed Sheeran blasts in at #25 with “Bad Habits”, becoming his 22nd chart hit. The song also enters the Hot AC radio chart within the same region, landing at #23 after just two days of airplay.

From her recent album Planet Her, which is looking at a top three entry on the Billboard 200 chart, Doja Cat is in at #41 with “You Right”, a collaboration with The Weeknd. The tune is also picking up significant early airplay at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats. Coming in at #44, Tones And I is back on the survey with “Cloudy Day”, the new single from her Welcome To The Madhouse album. The forecast calls for a sunny chart run ahead of the project, which comes out in three weeks. Finally, if you’re looking for a little dessert to finish our musical meal, “Jalebi Baby” enters at #47 for newcomer Tesher and chart mainstay Jason Derulo. The single (in its original form) recently experienced a tasty viral moment on TikTok.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 27, 2021

Powered to the top.

DEBUTS
40. Milky Chance – Colorado
37. Maroon 5 – Lost
33. Bastille – Distorted Light Beam
28. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
22. Lorde – Solar Power (27)
18. Dua Lipa – Love Again (25) | BIGGEST MOVER
07. Duran Duran – Invisible (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Ben Platt – Imagine (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Duran Duran – Invisible (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Imagine Dragons – Follow You (03) | PEAK: #03
05. Olivia Rodrigo – Déjà Vu (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Mimi Webb – Good Without (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
01. Coldplay – Higher Power (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tai Verdes – A-O-K (1)
2. Nic D – Fine Apple (6)
3. Saint Motel – It’s All Happening (2)
4. Sigrid – Mirror (3)
5. Tomorrow x Together – Magic (4)
6. Zara Larsson – Right Here (7)
7. Calvin Harris featuring Tom Grennan – By Your Side (5)
8. Scott Helman – Old Friends (10)
9. Mimi Webb – Dumb Love (-)
10. Olivia Holt – Next (-)

In The Mix:
American Authors featuring Mark McGrath – Nice And Easy (new)
Billie Eilish – Lost Cause
Calum Scott – Biblical
Gabby Barrett – The Good Ones
Journey – The Way We Used To Be (new)
Matt Maltese – As The World Caves In
MAX & Ali Gatie – Butterflies (new)
Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor

Chart Notes:

  • Coldplay scores their ninth #1 single on my personal chart with “Higher Power”, advancing to the top after three weeks in the runner-up position. The group is back in a tie with Taylor Swift for the most #1 songs ever in my chart’s history. However, Dua Lipa might make that a three-way tie with “Love Again”, as her latest single soars from 25-18 to become the Biggest Mover of the week. Four tracks are new to the countdown, three of which are from artists who have claimed at least two #1 hits to date: Ed Sheeran, who lands way up at #28 with “Bad Habits”, followed by Bastille at #33 with “Distorted Light Beam” and Maroon 5 at #37 with “Lost”. The fourth and final entry comes from the duo Milky Chance, who take advantage of their chance at a debut with “Colorado” at #40.

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