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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 24, 2021

Another session at number one.

DEBUTS
40. Scott Helman – Pretty | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Westlife – Starlight (40)
23. Jax – Like My Father (28)
07. Adele – Easy On Me (18) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Vaultboy – Everything Sucks (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (06) | PEAK: #06
08. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Adele – Easy On Me (18) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – I Want It All (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Silk Sonic – Skate (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Duran Duran – Anniversary (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Trevor Daniel – Alone (3)
2. TWICE – The Feels (2)
3. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (1)
4. Sting – If It’s Love (4)
5. Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me (6)
6. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (7)
7. The Wanted – Rule The World (9)
8. Kylie Minogue and Years & Years – A Second To Midnight (8)
9. ABBA – Just A Notion (-)
10. Rod Stewart – One More Time (10)

In The Mix:
Dean Lewis – Looks Like Me (new)
Gavin James – Greatest Hits
Jesy Nelson featuring Nicki Minaj – Boyz
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Smith & Thell – Pixie’s Parasol (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Elton John and Dua Lipa continue their strength at the top of my personal chart with “Cold Heart”, now in its seven week at the summit. John’s latest release The Lockdown Sessions is out now and should have a moderate entry on the Billboard 200 early next month. To no one’s surprise, Adele has the Biggest Mover on my chart with “Easy On Me”, which jumps from 18-7 on its way to the top spot. Meanwhile, Scott Helman beautifies the top 40 with this week’s only debut: “Pretty”, which comes in at #40.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 22, 2021

Future, past and present hits.

This week’s New Music Friday are locked down and in place for you to stream, including the latest albums from Duran Duran, Elton John and Rob Thomas, as well as new singles from ABBA, DJ Snake and Swedish House Mafia. It’s just a notion, but we think you’ll like a few of these:

Notable albums out this week: Agnes‘s Magic Still Exists (Stream), Angel Du$t‘s Yak: A Collection Of Truck Songs (Stream), BIA‘s For Certain (Deluxe) (Stream), Biffy Clyro‘s The Myth Of The Happily Ever After (Stream), Bktherula‘s Love Black (Stream), Duran Duran‘s Future Past (Stream), DVBBS‘s Sleep (Stream), Elton John‘s The Lockdown Sessions (Stream), Emily Vaughn‘s Silver Linings (Stream), Every Time I Die‘s Radical (Stream), Felly‘s Young Fel 2 (Stream), Flora Cash‘s Our Generation (Stream), HONNE‘s Let’s Just Say The World Ended A Week From Now, What Would You Do? (Stream), Hunter Hayes‘s Wild Blue (Complete) (Stream), ILLENIUM‘s Fallen Embers (Deluxe) (Stream), JPEGMAFIA‘s LP! (Stream), Lady A‘s What A Song Can Do (Stream), Lana Del Rey‘s Blue Banisters (Stream), Majid Jordan‘s Wildest Dreams (Stream), Moneybagg Yo‘s A Gangsta’s Pain (Reloaded) (Stream), Olivia Newton-John‘s Physical (40th Anniversary) (Stream), Pistol Annies‘s Hell Of A Holiday (Stream), Pouya‘s Blood Was Never Thick As Water (Stream), Ritt Momney‘s Sunny Boy (Stream), Rob Thomas‘s Something About Christmas Time (Stream), RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s Surrender (Stream), Sam Austins‘s Homeless Star (Stream), Starset‘s Horizons (Stream), Tenille Arts‘s Girl To Girl (Stream), The Rolling Stones‘s Tattoo You (40th Anniversary) (Stream), Wale‘s Folarin II (Stream), Wet‘s Letter Blue (Stream), Kawhi Leonard Presents: Culture Jam (Vol. 1) (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: 347Aidan‘s Chasing Harmony (Stream), Dream Theater‘s A View From The Top Of The World (Stream), Dua Saleh‘s Crossover (Stream), Elijah Woods‘s Look What I Made (Stream), Jessie James Decker‘s The Woman I’ve Become (Stream), Joe P‘s Emily Can’t Sing (Stream), MALINDA‘s Sea To Sky (Stream), Mimi Webb‘s Seven Shades Of Heartbreak (Stream), Peg Parnevik‘s What They’ll Say About Us (Stream), ROSIE‘s 20Mg Of Happiness (Stream), That Kid‘s Comedown (Stream), Warren Zeiders‘s 717 Tapes (Stream), Wrabel‘s Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas To You (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“Alarm”, The Score (Stream)
“Alive”, Yot Club (Stream)
“All Is Well”, Diana Ross (Stream)
“Am I Alright”, Aly & AJ (Stream)
“Are You Letting Go?”, Dreamer Boy featuring BENEE (Stream)
“Avocados”, Jaira Burns (Stream)
“Bad Posture”, Abby Anderson (Stream)
“Big”, Kendra Jae (Stream)
“Big Subwoofer”, Mount Westmore (Stream)
“Boys”, Hippo Campus (Stream)
“By My Side”, A7S (Stream)
“Catching A Dream”, Jonah Kagen (Stream)
“Chapstick”, Hastings (Stream)
“Christmas Kinda Sucks” and “I’ve Been Bad, Santa”, Peach PRC (Stream)
“Close To You”, The WLDLFE (Stream)
“Come Back Home”, Stan Walker (Stream)
“Demons (TELYKast Remix)”, Imagine Dragons (Stream)
“Downtown”, Anya Taylor-Joy (Stream)
“Dressed For The Weather (Acoustic)”, Marc Scibilia (Stream)
“Dynamite”, Sean Paul featuring Sia (Stream)
“Fall Short”, Fergus James (Stream)
“Feel Like Us Again”, Frank Walker & Amber Van Day (Stream)
“Flower In The Dark”, Fiji Blue (Stream)
“Fortunate”, Cozz (Stream)
“Gidip Gel”, Selin (Stream)
“Got Me”, Maya Jane Coles featuring Julia Stone (Stream)
“Halloweenie IV: Innards”, Ashnikko (Stream)
“Here Comes The Night”, Tokio Hotel (Stream)
“Hey!”, Lea Heart (Stream)
“High Tide”, Shallou (Stream)
“Holding Me More”, Darin (Stream)
“Honest”, She Loves Boon & Belis (Stream)
“Hope Full”, Michael J. Woodard (Stream)
“Horoscope”, Carter Rubin (Stream)
“Hurt Like That”, Katelyn Tarver (Stream)
“Hurt Me”, Suriel Hess (Stream)
“I Love You But I Love Me More”, MARINA featuring Beach Bunny (Stream)
“I Will”, Gregory Porter (Stream)
“Insomnia”, Olivver The Kid (Stream)
“It’s All Gone”, Niko B (Stream)
“Just A Notion”, ABBA (Stream)
“Let Me Go”, Benny Benassi & Ne-Yo (Stream)
“Listerine”, Cece Coakley (Stream)
“Looks Like Me”, Dean Lewis (Stream)
“Luigi”, 2KBABY featuring Chief Keef (Stream)
“Million Dollar Moment”, Wiz Khalifa (Stream)
“Mittens”, Train (Stream)
“Mood”, KABBA (Stream)
“Moth To A Flame”, Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd (Stream)
“My Mother Wants Me Dead”, Carolesdaughter (Stream)
“My Way”, PVRIS (Stream)
“No Bad Days”, Bastille (Stream)
“Not For Me”, Sarah Proctor (Stream)
“Not In The Mood”, Lil Tjay, Fivio Foreign & Kay Flock (Stream)
“Nothing Feels Better”, Pink Sweat$ (Stream)
“Now (In Space)”, Montaigne (Stream)
“One Punch”, Aries (Stream)
“Outsiders”, UNSECRET x Bryce Fox (Stream)
“Pa’ Mis Muchachas”, Christina Aguilera featuring Becky G, Nicki Nicole and Nathy Peluso (Stream)
“Pixie’s Parasol”, Smith & Thell (Stream)
“Present”, Khalid (Stream)
“Prodigal Daughter”, Lights (Stream)
“River”, The Knocks featuring Parson James (Stream)
“Rockland”, Gracie Abrams (Stream)
“Runaway”, Imanbek x Hollywood Undead (Stream)
“Ruthless”, Cannons (Stream)
“Say Nothing”, Wes Nelson (Stream)
“Scorpio Season”, Charlotte Cardin (Stream)
“SG”, DJ Snake, Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion & LISA (Stream)
“Show You”, Kota The Friend (Stream)
“Sickle And Peace”, Mastodon (Stream)
“Skinny Dipping (Acoustic)”, Sabrina Carpenter (Stream)
“Soaked”, LÉON (Stream)
“Somebody”, Keshi (Stream)
“Song 55”, The Backfires (Stream)
“Sorry In Advance”, Brent Morgan (Stream)
“SOS”, James Arthur (Stream)
“Start Walking”, Tove Styrke (Stream)
“Sydney”, Gabby Start (Stream)
“Taking Me Back”, Jack White (Stream)
“Teenage Dirtbag”, Cavetown featuring Chloe Moriondo (Stream)
“That’s How It Goes (Guitar Version)”, Zoe Wees (Stream)
“The Way It Was”, Morgxn (Stream)
“Tiptoeing”, Hope Tala (Stream)
“Vampire”, Pebe Sebert (Stream)
“Water”, X Ambassadors (Stream)
“Water Me Down”, Taylor Austin Dye (Stream)
“What A Life”, Big Sean & Hit-Boy (Stream)
“When She Comes Around”, No Rome (Stream)
“Who You Are”, Craig David & MNEK (Stream)
“Why Don’t Ya”, Alex Clare (Stream)
“Wonder”, One OK Rock (Stream)
“You’re Not Mine”, Jordie Ireland featuring Cam Robertson (Stream)

Next week, the current albums from Ed SheeranMegan Thee Stallion and Tori Amos are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 19, 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: the easiest winner of the year is, of course, Adele. Let’s add ’em up:

“EASY” DOES IT: As expected, it was a huge week for Adele at the Top 40 format with “Easy On Me”. It’s now the eighth title in the plays-per-week era to clear the entire panel in one week, scoring all 179 adds on impact. In fact, across the United States and Canada, the track got 528 adds in total when combining all formats. The lead single from 30 debuted at #22 on the Top 40 chart last weekend.

In second place, Anitta picked up 36 adds for the Saweetie-assisted “Faking Love”. The collaboration also performed well at the Rhythmic format, landing in the same runner-up position with another 33 stations there. The single marks the follow-up to “Girl From Rio”, which got as high as #22 the pop chart for Anitta this past July.

Rounding out the top three, Imagine Dragons finished in third place with “Follow You”. It impacted and earned 25 new stations, bringing its historic total to 42. The song spent five nonconsecutive weeks at #1 at the Alternative format between April and July.

Charting singles from Coldplay, Jesy Nelson and The Anxiety 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. ADELE, “Easy On Me” (Columbia)
2. ANITTA featuring SAWEETIE, “Faking Love” (Warner)
3. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Follow You” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
4. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
5. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
6. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
7. BBNO$ featuring RICH BRIAN, “Edamame” (Mtheory/Further.)
8. JESY NELSON featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Boyz” (Republic)
9. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
10-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
10-T. NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 17, 2021

Locked down at #1.

DEBUTS
40. Westlife – Starlight
39. January Jane – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
38. Noah Kahan featuring Joy Oladokun – Someone Like You
18. Adele – Easy On Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
15. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (21) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
09. The Script – I Want It All (15) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (06) | PEAK: #02
09. The Script – I Want It All (15) | PEAK: #09
08. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Duran Duran – Anniversary (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Silk Sonic – Skate (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (1)
2. TWICE – The Feels (5)
3. Trevor Daniel – Alone (9)
4. Sting – If It’s Love (4)
5. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (2)
6. Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me (-)
7. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (10)
8. Kylie Minogue and Years & Years – A Second To Midnight (8)
9. The Wanted – Rule The World (-)
10. Rod Stewart – One More Time (-)

In The Mix:
Duran Duran – Tonight United
Gavin James – Greatest Hits (new)
Jesy Nelson featuring Nicki Minaj – Boyz
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Patrick Droney – Like The Water
Scott Helman – Pretty (new)

Chart Notes:

  • For the sixth week in a row, Elton John and Dua Lipa keep it chill at the top spot on my personal chart with “Cold Heart”. John’s latest album The Lockdown Sessions is out on Friday. However, this week’s update is all about the new entries and there’s a huge one at #18: “Easy On Me”, the comeback hit for Adele. So, how quickly will it fly to the top? Stay tuned! Meanwhile, her new album 30 will be released on November 19 and it’s sure to be an immediate success. There are three other debuts on the chart by artists who are not named Adele: at #38, Noah Kahan and Joy Oladokun are off to a good start with “Someone Like You”, the second top 40 entry from Kahan’s recent album I Was / I Am. A remake of “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” enters at #39 for January Jane, as they take on the Hall & Oates chart-topper from late 1981 and early 1982. Finally, Ireland’s Westlife is in at #40 with “Starlight”, which previews their latest album Wild Dreams ahead of its release on November 26.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 12, 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: the Top 40 format gets anxious, as The Anxiety continues to perform. Let’s add ’em up:

SEE “SPOT” RUN: The format continues to embrace the first top 40 single for The Anxiety, the duo of Willow and Tyler Cole, who take the top spot on the adds report with “Meet Me At Our Spot”. With 33 new adds this week, it finished only one station ahead of the impacting “Boyz”, a new collaboration from Jesy Nelson (formerly of Little Mix) and Nicki Minaj.

The only other impacting song of note is “Chosen”, which tied for fourth place this week with 22 adds. It’s the first time in the top five on the adds report here for Blxst, though his collaborators Tyga and Ty Dolla $ign have ranked high in the past.

Charting singles from Lil Nas X, Nessa Barrett and Trevor Daniel 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
1. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
2. JESY NELSON featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Boyz” (Republic)
3. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
4-T. BLXST & TYGA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Chosen” (Red Bull/Evgle/in2une)
4-T. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
6. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
7. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Columbia)
8. LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
9. TREVOR DANIEL, “Alone” (Alamo/RCA)
10. NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 10, 2021

“Cold” remains hot for another week.

DEBUTS
39. Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point
38. John Mellencamp & Bruce Springsteen – Wasted Days
33. Sting – Rushing Water | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Whitney Houston & Clean Bandit – How Will I Know (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Andy Grammer – Damn It Feels Good To Be Me (30)
21. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
17. John Mayer – Wild Blue (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Duran Duran – Anniversary (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Milky Chance – Colorado (05) | PEAK: #05
07. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (06) | PEAK: #02
05. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Silk Sonic – Skate (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (1)
2. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (3)
3. January Jane – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (8)
4. Sting – If It’s Love (4)
5. TWICE – The Feels (9)
6. Noah Kahan featuring Joy Oladokun – Someone Like You (-)
7. Lorde – Mood Ring (5)
8. Kylie Minogue and Years & Years – A Second To Midnight (-)
9. Trevor Daniel – Alone (-)
10. Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (-)

In The Mix:
Duran Duran – Tonight United
Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me
Jesy Nelson featuring Nicki Minaj – Boyz (new)
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Patrick Droney – Like The Water
Rod Stewart – One More Time
The Anxiety – Meet Me At Our Spot

Chart Notes:

  • Starting a super retro countdown this week, Elton John and Dua Lipa hold at the top for the fifth consecutive week with “Cold Heart”. It’s their collaboration from John’s The Lockdown Sessions project, which is due in less than two weeks. Tied for the week’s Biggest Mover, Coldplay and BTS leap from 27-21 on the chart with “My Universe”, while the late Whitney Houston rises from 40-34 with a Clean Bandit remix of 1986’s “How Will I Know”. Sting leads a batch of three debuts that could be from 1985 or 2021, as “Rushing Water” (from his upcoming album The Bridge) flows onto the chart at #33. John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen debut at #38 with “Wasted Days”, while Tears For Fears are in at #39 with the title cut from The Tipping Point, their first studio album since 2004.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 5, 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: the pop radio universe is revolving around Coldplay and BTS. Let’s add ’em up:

A UNIVERSAL REPORT: After starting in second place last week, “My Universe” earned another 38 adds this week, as Coldplay and BTS have the Most Added song at the Top 40 format. The collaboration entered at #32 on the survey this past weekend and flew to #1 on the Hot 100 update from earlier this week. Last week’s leader from Lil Nas X fell to second place, as “That’s What I Want” picked up 34 more adds.

The first track to impact at the format from the K-pop group TWICE was just behind them at 32 adds this week, with “The Feels” coming in third place. At 28 adds and a fourth place start, Trevor Daniel is in with “Alone”, which he hopes will become his second #1 hit to date.

Rounding out the top five and moving up from last week’s report, The Anxiety (the duo of Willow and Tyler Cole) secured an additional 24 adds for “Meet Me At Our Spot”.

Charting singles from GIVĒON and the Jonas Brothers 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
1. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
2. LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
3. TWICE, “The Feels” (JYP/Republic)
4. TREVOR DANIEL, “Alone” (Alamo/RCA)
5. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
6. JONAS BROTHERS, “Who’s In Your Head” (Republic)
7. DRAKE featuring FUTURE & YOUNG THUG, “Way 2 Sexy” (OVO/Republic)
8-T. BBNO$ featuring RICH BRIAN, “Edamame” (Mtheory/Further.)
8-T. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
8-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 3, 2021

“Cold” is still bold.

DEBUTS
40. Whitney Houston & Clean Bandit – How Will I Know
35. Charli XCX – Good Ones
34. Jax – Like My Father | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. John Mayer – Wild Blue (27)
19. The Script – I Want It All (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Dua Lipa – Love Again (05) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
06. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (02) | PEAK: #02
05. Milky Chance – Colorado (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Silk Sonic – Skate (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (2)
2. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (1)
3. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (4)
4. Sting – If It’s Love (3)
5. Lorde – Mood Ring (8)
6. Olivia Vedder – My Father’s Daughter (5)
7. FINNEAS – The 90s (6)
8. January Jane – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (-)
9. TWICE – The Feels (-)
10. Sting – Rushing Water (-)

In The Mix:
Duran Duran – Tonight United
Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me
James Blunt – Love Under Pressure
John Mellencamp featuring Bruce Springsteen – Wasted Days (new)
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Patrick Droney – Like The Water (new)
Rod Stewart – One More Time
The Anxiety – Meet Me At Our Spot
Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart
Trevor Daniel – Alone (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Frozen solid at #1 on my personal chart for the fourth consecutive week, “Cold Heart” is still beating at the top spot for Elton John and Dua Lipa. Their duet, which is featured on John’s The Lockdown Sessions compilation, should be safe at the summit for the next few weeks. Coldplay and BTS climb from 36-27 on the chart with “My Universe”, earning it the title of this week’s Biggest Mover. Three releases debut in the top 40: “Like My Father” is the highest at #34, as Jax earns her second top 40 single of 2021. Charli XCX is one notch lower with “Good Ones”, off to a fairly good start at #35. Finally, the late Whitney Houston debuts at #40 with a new remix of 1986’s “How Will I Know”, reimagined by Clean Bandit. The original song spent two weeks at #1 on the CHR radio chart.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 28, 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: radio really wants Lil Nas X and the feeling is mutual. Let’s add ’em up:

“WANT” FLAUNTS: The third top 40 song from Montero is a smash on the pop airwaves, as Lil Nas X claimed the top spot on this week’s adds report at the Top 40 format. “That’s What I Want” scored 73 new stations during today’s session, which was ten adds ahead of the song that settled into the runner-up spot: “My Universe”, the buzzy collaboration from Coldplay and BTS. Given its 63 adds on impact, the tune should chart in the coming days.

Outside of the top three, new releases from GIVĒON, The Anxiety and Troye Sivan also entered the top ten for the first time.

Charting singles from the Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber and Walker Hayes 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
1. LIL NAS X, “That’s What I Want” (Columbia)
2. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (Parlophone/Atlantic)
3. JONAS BROTHERS, “Who’s In Your Head” (Republic)
4. DRAKE featuring FUTURE & YOUNG THUG, “Way 2 Sexy” (OVO/Republic)
5-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Ghost” (Def Jam)
5-T. TROYE SIVAN, “Angel Baby” (Capitol)
7. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
8. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Interscope-Warner)
9-T. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)
9-T. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 26, 2021

At the heart of the chart world.

DEBUTS
36. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (38)
27. John Mayer – Wild Blue (34)
12. Duran Duran – Anniversary (20)
11. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (21) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor (12) | PEAK: #10
09. John Mayer – Last Train Home (06) | PEAK: #03
08. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Milky Chance – Colorado (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – Love Again (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
04. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Silk Sonic – Skate (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (1)
2. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (2)
3. Sting – If It’s Love (3)
4. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (4)
5. Olivia Vedder – My Father’s Daughter (6)
6. FINNEAS – The 90s (7)
7. Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead (5)
8. Lorde – Mood Ring (8)
9. Jax – Like My Father (-)
10. Charli XCX – Good Ones (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Melchor – What A Damn Shame
Duran Duran – Tonight United (new)
Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me (new)
James Blunt – Love Under Pressure
Mimi Webb – 24/5
Rod Stewart – One More Time
Sabrina Carpenter – Skinny Dipping
The Anxiety – Meet Me At Our Spot (new)
Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart
Whitney Houston & Clean Bandit – How Will I Know (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Chilling at #1 on my personal chart for the third week in a row, “Cold Heart” is frozen in place for Elton John and Dua Lipa. Lifting from 21-11, Ed Sheeran claims the Biggest Mover in the countdown for the second time with “Shivers”, as “Bad Habits” holds at #2 for the fourth nonconsecutive week. There’s just one new entry in the top 40 this week and it’s a noteworthy collaboration: at #36, “My Universe” pairs Coldplay and BTS on their first song together. The former’s “Higher Power”, a recent #1 hit on my chart, is down to #16.

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