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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 28, 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. For all your Passover pop activity, including more than a few songs passing over others on the survey, here’s a look at what’s moving at the format this week:

END OF THE DRIVE: Chart smash “Driver’s License” from Olivia Rodrigo cruises to a fifth week at the top of the pop chart. In the next few days, it will likely relinquish the chart crown to Billie Eilish, whose “Therefore I Am” is still gaining as it holds at #2.

Another week, another Justin Bieber debut. His 35th top 40 hit is “Peaches”, which scores a sweet start at #29. The track features Daniel Caesar and Givēon, who both score their first top 40 single to date at the format. Ariana Grande‘s “POV” is next at #34, which becomes her 25th top 40 hit at the format. Her new single was last Tuesday’s Most Added song at the format, while “Peaches” secured a second place finish. Format newcomers Lil Tjay and 6LACK are dialing up a hit in “Calling My Phone”, soaring from 43-37 this week. The collaboration is still rising quickly through the top 20 on both the Rhythmic and Urban lists, where both acts have charted previously. Up next, “Sunshine (The Light)” shines on the chart, up from 41-39 for Fat Joe, DJ Khaled and Amorphous. This marks the fifth top 40 hit and first in 16 years for Fat Joe, the 11th for DJ Khaled and the first for Amorphous. Finally, Duncan Laurence appears on the Top 40 radio chart with his first entry, “Arcade”, which debuts at #40. In 2019, it took the top prize at the Eurovision Song Contest and is now the first winning title from the competition to hit the this list since 1976’s “Save Your Kisses For Me” by Brotherhood Of Man, which reached #36 on the CHR survey in Radio & Records that June.

In the top 50, the aforementioned Givēon comes in at #45 with his own “Heartbreak Anniversary”. The track is also approaching the top 40 at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats. At #47, Ashe and Finneas enter with the duet “Till Forever Falls Apart”. Finneas has written and/or produced a number of chart titles, including those for his sister Billie Eilish, but has never ranked in the top 50 as an artist. The viral hit “Telepatía” by newcomer Kali Uchis aparece en la lista de radio en #49 (or appears on the list at #49.) We have one final song in the #50 spot, coming from NF and the title cut from his recent mixtape Clouds. The set is expected to place in the top five on next week’s Billboard 200 update.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 14, 2021

Licensed to chill at #1.

DEBUTS
38. Imagine Dragons – Follow You
37. Ashe & FINNEAS – Till Forever Falls Apart | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Maroon 5 – Beautiful Mistakes (32)
08. JESSIA – I’m Not Pretty (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – All About You (06) | PEAK: #06
09. Taylor Swift featuring HAIM – No Body, No Crime (10) | PEAK: #09
08. JESSIA – I’m Not Pretty (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Chris Cornell – Watching The Wheels (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ed Sheeran – Afterglow (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Tones And I – Fly Away (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Taylor Swift – Willow (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. MisterWives – Superbloom (5)
2. Joy Oladokun – Breathe Again (1)
3. The Band CAMINO – 1 Last Cigarette (7)
4. Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together (6)
5. Nessa Barrett featuring Jxdn – La Di Die (9)
6. Silk City & Ellie Goulding – New Love (2)
7. Dean Lewis – Falling Up (-)
8. January Jane – Versions Of You (-)
9. James Newman – Embers (-)
10. Zak Abel – Be Kind (-)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – If I Didn’t Have You (new)
Gwen Stefani – Slow Clap (new)
James Arthur – Medicine
Maisie Peters – John Hughes Movie
Nick Jonas – Spaceman
Zoe Wees – Girls Like Us

Chart Notes:

  • Olivia Rodrigo remains strong and steady at the top for a fourth consecutive week on my personal chart with “Driver’s License”, as Silk Sonic (the current project from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) moves up a very soulful 12 notches to #28 with this week’s Biggest Mover, “Leave The Door Open”. This week’s Highest Debut comes from another pair of collaborators: Ashe and FINNEAS, who debut at #37 with “Till Forever Falls Apart”. One notch lower, Imagine Dragons return with a preview of their upcoming album in “Follow You”, a new entry at #38.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 9, 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: Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion keep the adds report looking very beautiful. Let’s add ’em up:

MAROONED AT THE TOP: With 145 stations on impact, Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion earn the week’s Most Added track at the Top 40 format with “Beautiful Mistakes”, a song that has already entered the top 30 as of last weekend. The song also scored 72 adds at the Hot AC format yesterday, more than enough to lead that report too. Look for it to continue to grow into the spring.

The new duo Silk Sonic, comprised of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, finishes in second place with 129 stations for “Leave The Door Open”. The tune also took the runner-up spot at the Hot AC and Rhythmic formats with 48 and 44 adds, respectively. At R&B (f/k/a Urban AC) radio, it paced well ahead of the competition with 53 adds on impact and a Most Added win.

Bebe Rexha also had a pretty good day with “Sacrifice”, earning 44 adds on impact and a third place finish. It’s the follow-up to a recent top 20 entry at the format, the Doja Cat-assisted “Baby, I’m Jealous”, which got as high as #19 in December.

Charting singles from Cardi B, Daya and Glass Animals returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Taking flight on next week’s adds report: the impacting “Fly Away” by Tones And I, among other titles.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MAROON 5 featuring MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Beautiful Mistakes” (222/Interscope)
2. SILK SONIC (BRUNO MARS/ANDERSON .PAAK), “Leave The Door Open” (Aftermath/Atlantic)
3. BEBE REXHA, “Sacrifice” (Warner)
4. GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Republic)
5. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
6-T. ASHE & FINNEAS, “Till Forever Falls Apart” (Mom + Pop/Further.)
6-T. DAYA, “Bad Girl” (Sandlot/AWAL)
8-T. AJR, “Way Less Sad” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
8-T. LIL TJAY featuring 6LACK, “Calling My Phone” (Columbia)
8-T. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 8-9, 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 the four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJR, “Way Less Sad” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
Album: OK Orchestra (2021)
Past T40 History: The group now has their sixth top 40 single. “Bang!”, their biggest hit so far, recently held at #6 for three weeks.

ASHE & FINNEAS, “Till Forever Falls Apart” (Mom + Pop/Further.)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Finneas has never charted here as an artist. Ashe’s “Moral Of The Story” narrowly missed the top 20 in October.

MAROON 5 featuring MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Beautiful Mistakes” (222/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: With a debut in the top 30, this collaboration earns the group their 29th top 40 single since their debut in 2003.

SILK SONIC, “Leave The Door Open” (Aftermath/Atlantic)
Album: An Evening With… Silk Sonic (2021)
Past T40 History: The first taste of the soulful project featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak has now reached the top 50 here.

Next week: Australia’s Tones And I hopes to fly up the adds report with her latest release, “Fly Away”.

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

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
CARLY ROSE – “Getaway Car” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Several years after her appearance on the short-lived U.S. version of The X Factor, this performer’s new music is off to a good start. The follow-up to “Birds & Bees” received some decent playlisting on Spotify last Friday and has an intriguing dark pop/rock sound.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
FINNEAS – “Die Alone” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 15th appearance

Here comes another featured song from the 22-year-old singer, songwriter and older brother of Billie Eilish, who charted in several countries on Apple Music and iTunes with his new release, the Blood Harmony EP. The cut makes for an excellent closer to the set.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRANDON COLBEIN – “Mad”
LAUV – “Sims”
RUTHANNE – “Take What I Can Get”
TIPLING ROCK – “Did I Ever Tell You?”
VIOLET SKIES – “This Could Be Love”

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 4, 2019

Summer gets the fall going.

Call all your friends… we have lots of releases on the schedule this week, including plenty of albums by emerging artists and cool tracks from upcoming projects. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

BRANTLEY GILBERT – Fire & Brimstone (iTunes)
Features: “What Happens In A Small Town”, a duet with Lindsay Ell that currently sits in the top ten at Country radio

SUMMER WALKER – Over It (iTunes)
Features: “Girls Need Love”, a collaboration with Drake that hit the top five at Urban radio, and the follow-up single “Playing Games”

Notable albums out this week: Angel Olsen‘s All Mirrors (iTunes), BANNERS‘s Where The Shadow Ends (iTunes), Chris Brown‘s Indigo (Extended) (iTunes), Dermot Kennedy‘s Without Fear (iTunes), Jez Dior‘s Handle With Care (iTunes), Joshua Radin‘s Here, Right Now (iTunes), Kevin Griffin‘s Anywhere You Go (iTunes), Kim Petras‘s Turn Off The Light (iTunes), MIKA‘s My Name Is Michael Holbrook (iTunes), RuthAnne‘s Matters Of The Heart (iTunes), Sabrina Claudio‘s Truth Is (iTunes), The Avett Brothers‘s Closer Than Together (iTunes), The Darkness‘s Easter Is Cancelled (iTunes), Wilco‘s Ode To Joy (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Akon‘s El Negreeto (iTunes), Bülow‘s The Contender (iTunes), Carlos Vara‘s Have You Ever Seen A Boy Break Down? (iTunes), Caroline Kole‘s Freaking Out! (iTunes), FINNEAS‘s Blood Harmony (iTunes), Gesaffelstein‘s Novo Sonic System (iTunes), Maisie Peters‘s It’s Your Bed Babe, It’s Your Funeral (iTunes), Molly Rainford‘s Commitment (iTunes), SuperM‘s SuperM (The 1st Mini Album) (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 Years”, Thomston (iTunes)
“10,000 Hours”, Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“All This Music Must Fade”, The Who (iTunes)
“Barcelona (Acoustic)”, Brother Leo (iTunes)
“Becoming”, Diana Gordon (iTunes)
“Better Half Of Me”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Body”, Isaac Dunbar (iTunes)
“Bottom Bitch”, Doja Cat (iTunes)
“Breathe”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Can I Be Forgiven”, Highasakite (iTunes)
“Cat Pack”, AJ Tracey (iTunes)
“Champions”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“Cheating On You”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Closure”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Cry For Me”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Death Stranding”, CHVRCHES (iTunes)
“Diamonds”, Scarypoolparty (iTunes)
“Did I Ever Tell You?”, Tipling Rock (iTunes)
“Dip My Heart In Confetti”, Lxandra (iTunes)
“Don’t Get Me Started”, Pia Mia featuring Gunna & Carnage (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Me Go”, Armin Van Buuren featuring Matluck (iTunes)
“Don’t Leave Me Lonely (Claptone Remix)”, Mark Ronson featuring YEBBA (iTunes)
“Far Away”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Figured Out”, Fleur East (iTunes)
“Forces”, Jill Andrews (iTunes)
“Forgive”, Gnash (iTunes)
“Forgotten Eyes”, Big Thief (iTunes)
“Getaway Car”, Carly Rose (iTunes)
“Good Day”, Surfaces (iTunes)
“Gucci Pajamas”, Guapdad 4000 featuring Chance The Rapper & Charlie Wilson (iTunes)
“Heartworks”, Wingtip (iTunes)
“Highest In The Room”, Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Hit The Back”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Honey Glazed”, Easypeel (iTunes)
“Hurt.”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“I Could Get Used To This”, Martin Jensen & Malte Ebert (iTunes)
“Instagram (R3HAB Remix)”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike featuring David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha & Afro Bros (iTunes)
“Jealous”, Jessica Mauboy (iTunes)
“Jump”, David Guetta & GLOWINTHEDARK (iTunes)
“Just Because”, Dido (iTunes)
“Know Me Too Well”, New Hope Club & Danna Paola (iTunes)
“Legacy”, Mike Posner & Talib Kweli (iTunes)
“Let Him Go”, JUNG featuring Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Let It Go”, Jarryd James (iTunes)
“Like This”, Breathe Carolina (iTunes)
“Lonely”, R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“Long Game”, Gavin Haley (iTunes)
“Louis”, Take A Daytrip featuring Jesse (iTunes)
“Mad”, Brandon Colbein (iTunes)
“Mistakes”, Fergus James (iTunes)
“Mobb’n”, Kash Doll (iTunes)
“Nice To Meet Ya”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Nothing Else (When I Think Of You)”, Joe Stone (iTunes)
“One Two Things”, Party Pupils & Louis Futon featuring TOBi (iTunes)
“Problems”, DeathByRomy (iTunes)
“Ride”, YK Osiris featuring Kehlani (iTunes)
“Send It”, Steve Aoki & Will Sparks (iTunes)
“Sims”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Someone’s Someone”, Monsta X (iTunes)
“South Of The Border (Sam Feldt Remix)”, Ed Sheeran featuring Camila Cabello & Cardi B (iTunes)
“Superman”, Youngr (iTunes)
“The Bones”, Maren Morris & Hozier (iTunes)
“The Kids Are Coming (To Take You Down)”, Third Eye Blind (iTunes)
“The Last Time (Acoustic)”, The Script (iTunes)
“This Could Be Love”, Violet Skies (iTunes)
“Tokyo Ghoul”, Highly Suspect featuring Young Thug & Terrible Johnny (iTunes)
“Triggered (Remix)”, Jhené Aiko featuring 21 Savage & Summer Walker (iTunes)
“Used To You”, Ali Gatie (iTunes)
“War”, Pop Smoke featuring Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Waste Your Time”, Conor Maynard (iTunes)
“Wasted Time”, Juke Ross (iTunes)
“Way Down”, Tim McGraw featuring Shy Carter (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Cody Jinks, Fantasia, Wale and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Thirty Eight


Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
FINNEAS – “I Don’t Miss You At All” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 14th appearance

After debuting “Shelter” a few weeks ago, this next cut from his forthcoming EP titled Blood Harmony (due in two weeks) is a great R&B-influenced cut that runs about two minutes in length. Not just anyone can pull off a F. Scott Fitzgerald reference, but it works!

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
LAUV – “Feelings” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 18th appearance (one as WOOF! IT’S BILLY)

Can’t say we know too many performers that would put out a track under their dog’s name, but the last Lauv single from a couple of weeks back was just that. Now, under his own name, the artist is out with a bubbly new song (check out the video) that really sticks.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
GOLDTOP x SAM TINNESZ – “Soldiers”
LIME CORDIALE – “Robbery”
MINKE – “Rest”
OVERSTREET – “My Ex”
TONI CORNELL – “Far Away Places”
VINCINT – “Someday”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Thirty Four


Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
FINNEAS – “Shelter” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 13th appearance

Ahead of his forthcoming EP titled Blood Harmony and a solo headline tour, singer and songwriter Finneas O’Connell continues to put out good music that’s true to himself and unique from his sister’s catalog. This tune is one of his more radio-friendly cuts so far.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CAROLINE KOLE – “Easy”
DRUMAQ – “Translucent”
FRANKE – “Down For No Reason”
JOCELYN ALICE – “Sweetheart”
PEYTON LIST featuring CANNON – “Don’t Cry”
SAM CREIGHTON – “Someone Else’s Party”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Four

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
JHART – “Temporary” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

With the third single to be released from his forthcoming set Songs From Therapy, hit singer and songwriter James Abrahart has a great new song in the mix this week, following top pop cuts like 2018’s “Put It To Bed” and “Why Does It Hurt”. It’s another winner.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BLAKE ROSE – “Lady”
COIN – “Crash My Car”
DANIELLA MASON – “Girl In The Box”
DELANEY JANE – “Red”
DENNY WHITE – “Nobody”
FINNEAS – “Angel”
MKTO – “Shoulda Known Better”
OVERSTREET – “On The Way”
STEFAN ALEXANDER – “Barricade”
SVRCINA – “Back 2 Good”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Eighteen

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
FINNEAS – “I Lost A Friend” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 11th appearance

He’s one of the most consistent performers on the weekly recap post, so it’s no surprise that the newest track by Finneas is included in this weekend’s review. The tender pop ballad turned powerful rock stomper is another emotional one, but a really excellent song.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
LO LO – “Stay Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

It’s been a couple of months since the Canadian performer appeared on the Rewind with the title cut from Sweater Collection, a set that came out last Friday. Combining playful pop production and great lyrics, it’s easy to hear why this nine-track album is so great.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
WRABEL – “The Real Thing” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Since going independent, singer and songwriter Stephen Wrabel has enjoyed a number of songs making the Rewind post, including this track that was released on Friday. The soulful pop/rock ballad includes some interesting production and a really relatable lyric.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRASKO featuring SAINT PRESSURE – “Lipstick Stains”
DES ROCS – “SLO”
DRUMAQ – “Insecurities”
KIM PETRAS – “Got My Number”
KYAN PALMER x NICOPOP. – “Headcase”
NIGHTTIME CROWD featuring SAM FISCHER – “Shadows Will Fall”
STEFAN ALEXANDER – “Thunderclap”
TESSA VIOLET – “I Like (The Idea Of) You”
WYLDER – “Ghosts”

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