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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 6, 2019

The charts get romantic.

How about a little romance for the weekend? We think you’ll easily fall in love with a number of these new releases. These albums and singles hit stores this Friday:

CAMILA CABELLO – Romance (iTunes)
Features: “Liar” and “Shameless”, which achieved moderate success at the Hot AC and Top 40 formats

Notable albums out this week: Bastille‘s Doom Days (This Got Out Of Hand Edition) (iTunes), Fat Joe‘s Family Ties (iTunes), French Montana‘s Montana (iTunes), Kranium‘s Midnight Sparks (iTunes), Kylie Minogue‘s Golden: Live In Concert (iTunes), Liam Payne‘s LP1 (iTunes), Mary J. Blige‘s HERstory Vol. 1 (iTunes), Roddy Ricch‘s Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (iTunes), The Chainsmokers‘s World War Joy (iTunes), The Who‘s WHO (iTunes), Walker Hayes‘s 8Tracks, Vol. 3: Black Sheep (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Iggy Azalea‘s Wicked Lips (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 In A Million”, Steve Aoki, Sting & SHAED (iTunes)
“Addicted”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Adore You”, Harry Styles (iTunes)
“Alive Right Now”, Brad Paisley featuring Addie Pratt (iTunes)
“Almost Dead”, Shoffy (iTunes)
“Always Tired”, Weathers (iTunes)
“Amnesia”, Grace Carter (iTunes)
“Believe”, Adam Lambert (iTunes)
“Better Half Of Me (Etherwood Remix)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Black Palm Trees”, Hux (iTunes)
“Bloom”, Surfaces (iTunes)
“Bring It On Home (Campfire Mix)”, American Authors featuring Phillip Phillips & Maddie Poppe (iTunes)
“Christmas Lights” and “Winter Song”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Christmas Tree Farm”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Dead Letter”, Soul Asylum (iTunes)
“Drive The Boat”, Pop Smoke (iTunes)
“Everybody Dies”, Bruce Wiegner (iTunes)
“Fading”, Shallou (iTunes)
“Favours”, Nicole Millar (iTunes)
“Girl”, Rak-Su (iTunes)
“Hardcore”, Love Fame Tragedy (iTunes)
“Healing”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“Here Comes The Sun”, Campsite Dream (iTunes)
“Homesick (First Dance Version)”, Kane Brown (iTunes)
“I Know”, Rence featuring Riz La Vie (iTunes)
“I Was In Heaven”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Jekyll & Hide (White Panda Remix)”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Juliet & Romeo”, Martin Solveig featuring Roy Woods (iTunes)
“Keep It Simple”, Matoma & Petey featuring Wilder Woods (iTunes)
“Last December (Christmas Version)”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Let Her Go”, The Kid Laroi (iTunes)
“Let Me Know”, Clear Eyes, Drew Love & Lauren Jauregui (iTunes)
“Love Me Wrong”, Allie X & Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“Middle Of The Night”, Monsta X (iTunes)
“Ms. California”, Beach Bunny (iTunes)
“Nature”, Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“No Man”, Noah Davis (iTunes)
“Not Another Christmas Song”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“One Of Us”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Only You”, Becky Hill (iTunes)
“Out Of Touch”, Dove Cameron (iTunes)
“Paid My Dues”, NF (iTunes)
“Posthumous Forgiveness”, Tame Impala (iTunes)
“Pretty Ugly”, Camden Welles (iTunes)
“Put A Little Love On Me”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Quite Miss Home (Acoustic)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Reasons I Drink”, Alanis Morissette (iTunes)
“Solito (Lonely)”, Messiah x Nicky Jam x Akon (iTunes)
“Sorry Mama”, Phem & Machine Gun Kelly (iTunes)
“Steady”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Stupid”, Tate McRae (iTunes)
“Superstore”, Alextbh (iTunes)
“Sweettalk My Heart (BloodPop & BURNS’s Vitaclub Remix)”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“The Night We Met”, Alle Farben (iTunes)
“That’s Tuff”, Rich The Kid featuring Quavo (iTunes)
“This Christmas (Orchestral Version)”, Picture This (iTunes)
“While All The While”, Donovan Woods (iTunes)
“You & Jennifer (The Other Side)”, Bülow x Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Young Love Games”, Grace Weber (iTunes)

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 20, 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. Love is in the air (or lost love, if you will) on the pop chart, as a very popular Scottish singer takes the top spot. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“SOMEONE” NEW AT THE TOP: Moving from 3-1, chart newcomer Lewis Capaldi leads this week’s Top 40 chart with the hit “Someone You Loved”, which also reached #1 in Ireland, Scotland and the United Kingdom during the spring. It also comes in at #2 on this week’s Hot AC chart, topping that survey for two weeks last month.

Earning her 16th top 40 hit thus far, Bebe Rexha climbs from 42-39 with “You Can’t Stop The Girl”. The movie from which it came from, Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, entered at #1 on the new box office report for the weekend. However, its first-week total was well below the initial predictions for it. A notch below her, French Montana, Post Malone, Cardi B and Rvssian also break into the top 40 with a 45-40 move for “Writing On The Wall”, giving the four artists their fifth, 12th, ninth and first top 40 hits, respectively.

Malone also debuts as a lead artist with “Take What You Want” at #46, which also includes Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott. It’s the latest single from Malone’s recent #1 set Hollywood’s Bleeding and becomes Osbourne’s first track to reach the pop radio survey since the spring of 1992. Newcomer Tones And I swings onto the chart at #47 with “Dance Monkey”, a global smash that’s climbed to #1 in more than a dozen countries to date. Major Lazer‘s “Que Calor” also debuts at #49, a collaboration that includes J Balvin and El Alfa. Finally, Blackbear‘s “Hot Girl Bummer” settles in at #50, one of three songs impacting at the format on Tuesday.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 15, 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: Post Malone posts two great totals for impacting songs, one from his set Hollywood’s Bleeding and the other as a featured artist, but he doesn’t end up at the top spot with either! Let’s add ’em up:

HITTING THE POST: After scoring a massive 70 stations last week, Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber‘s “10,000 Hours” earns a still-impressive 50 stations in its second week, making it the Most Added title at the format. The track also led the Hot AC log from yesterday afternoon, where it scored 23 additional adds. Considering that the official adds date for this single at both radio formats was originally intended for next week, I’d say that it’s probably not necessary at this point: “10,000 Hours” will continue to fly.

Of course, this means that two impacting songs by or featuring Post Malone had to settle for slightly lower positions in the top five. Starting with a solid 45 stations, “Take What You Want”, Malone’s main-credited collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott, ended up taking the runner-up position. Two spots lower, the performer’s feature on French Montana‘s “Writing On The Wall” (which also features Cardi B and Rvssian) gained another 31 adds after some early action in the last couple of weeks. With the latter title already charting as of last weekend, look for the former to bounce into the top 50 within the next few days.

Recent releases by Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Niall Horan are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look out for the latest single by Blackbear (at #7 this week) to earn a higher total on impact next week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DAN + SHAY featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “10,000 Hours” (Warner)
2. POST MALONE featuring OZZY OSBOURNE & TRAVIS SCOTT, “Take What You Want” (Republic)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. FRENCH MONTANA featuring POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN, “Writing On The Wall” (Epic)
5. NIALL HORAN, “Nice To Meet Ya” (Capitol)
6. CHARLIE PUTH, “Mother” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
7. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Alamo/Interscope)
8. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
9. DIPLO & JONAS BROTHERS, “Lonely” (Columbia)
10. ANUEL AA, DADDY YANKEE, KAROL G, OZUNA & J BALVIN, “China” (Real Hasta La Muerte)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 14-15, 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? Here are two new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

FRENCH MONTANA featuring POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN – “Writing On The Wall” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: This collaboration is already well into the top 50 at the format. Rvssian has never charted before on the pop list.

POST MALONE featuring OZZY OSBOURNE & TRAVIS SCOTT – “Take What You Want” (Republic)
Album: Hollywood’s Bleeding (2019)
Past T40 History: The single could mark Osbourne’s first top 40 hit here since 1992’s “Mama, I’m Coming Home”, peaking at #21.

Next week: It’s a bear! No, really, Blackbear‘s “Hot Girl Bummer” comes out of hibernation in search of some adds.

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 (October 13, 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. As Columbus Day comes around again, let’s sail the ocean blue for hit records and all the stats you need from the charts. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTIN’: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts” narrowly earns a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 radio list, landing a mere 16 spins ahead of the song at #2: the former chart-topper “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Lizzo’s smash is also back up a notch to #4 on the Rhythmic chart and leaps from 7-5 at Urban radio. This will almost certainly be the final week at #1 for the single here on the pop radio chart, but for just her second chart entry ever, it was a giant breakthrough. Look for “Good As Hell” to continue to perform here through the holidays.

Four new tunes enter the top 40 on this week’s chart. The highest, debuting on the entire chart at #30, is “10,000 Hours” by the duo Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, who earn their third and 26th top 40 entries, respectively. This collaboration is now in the top 40 at three radio formats, with both Country and Hot AC programmers showing the song some love in the last couple of weeks. Making a move from 42-32, it’s “Lonely” by Diplo and the Jonas Brothers. Their collaboration marks the sixth solo appearance in the top 40 for Diplo and the tenth for the trio, four of which have come this year. Billie Eilish checks in at #37 with “All The Good Girls Go To Hell”, her third top 40 entry to date. It’s also in the top 20 on the latest Alternative chart update, where the singer has scored two #1 singles this year. Finishing things up with a small rise from 43-40, Lauv and Anne-Marie each score their fifth top 40 hits with “F**k, I’m Lonely”, taken from the soundtrack to the third season of 13 Reasons Why. Lauv is continuing to put out new tracks from his forthcoming album ~how i’m feeling~, a set on which this single also appears, due March 6.

Things aren’t nearly as exciting in the top 50 this week, but one of this coming Tuesday’s impacting songs breaks in at #45. “Writing On The Wall” is the new hit by French Montana, which also features Post Malone, Cardi B and Rvssian. Four spots lower, the DJ Snake, J Balvin and Tyga collaboration called “Loco Contigo” checks in at #49. The tune has never had an official impact date at the format, though it’s been steadily accumulating a handful of adds each week for some time now.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 8, 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: Niall Horan has a particularly “Nice” start this week for his latest single, leading a pack of three future hits that earned well over 65 adds during the session. That’s pretty big! Let’s add ’em up:

“MEET” ME AT THE TOP: Pacing just ahead of the competition, former One Direction member Niall Horan’s new song leads this week’s adds report at the Top 40 format. “Nice To Meet Ya” starts with 109 stations on impact. It also topped yesterday’s log at the Hot AC format, where it earned another 26 adds. The track debuted at #36 on last Sunday’s published update; it should rank at a slightly higher position by this coming weekend. (It’ll also crack the top 40 at the latter format.)

Climbing quickly at the Country, Hot AC and Top 40 formats simultaneously, the new release by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber comes alive on the pop airwaves ahead of its official impact date in two weeks. “10,000 Hours” debuts with 70 stations this week, a very strong start that places it in the runner-up spot. Look for the single to be a major hit at all three formats through the winter.

After entering the top ten on last week’s log, Billie Eilish‘s “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” gains another 67 stations this week. It ranks in third place here and spends a second week at the top of the Alternative radio report, where it posts another 20 stations.

Recent releases by Lizzo, Taylor Swift and Why Don’t We are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look out for new singles by Charlie Puth and French Montana to impact at the format next week; the latter song has appeared in the top ten on the report for the past two weeks.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. NIALL HORAN, “Nice To Meet Ya” (Capitol)
2. DAN + SHAY featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “10,000 Hours” (Warner)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. FRENCH MONTANA featuring POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN, “Writing On The Wall” (Epic)
5. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
6. MAJOR LAZER featuring J BALVIN & EL ALFA, “Que Calor” (Mad Decent/in2une)
7. DIPLO & JONAS BROTHERS, “Lonely” (Columbia)
8. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
9. BEBE REXHA, “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner)
10. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 1, 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: Diplo and the Jonas Brothers head down to the record ranch and get a ride to the top with a solid first-week total for their new collaboration. What else is in the mix? Let’s add ’em up:

THE LONE-LY RANGER: Scoring 77 stations on impact, “Lonely” from Diplo and the Jonas Brothers certainly isn’t alone at the Top 40 format this week. With three top ten hits in a row this year, including the chart-topping “Sucker”, the trio is still on fire and this track should fly up the chart in the coming weeks. Another cut from Diplo’s forthcoming Thomas Wesley project, the Morgan Wallen-assisted “Heartless”, is currently receiving airplay at the Hot AC format (but has not charted as of yet.)

No other impacting songs were included on the schedule this week, but the new radio hits by Billie Eilish and French Montana (both of which officially head for adds later this month) entered the top ten with some notable early action. Eilish’s latest single has already topped the weekly adds report at the Alternative format, where it could become her third consecutive chart-topper.

Recent releases by Bebe Rexha, Lizzo and Maroon 5 are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Along with Eilish’s reactive new song, the new single by AJR could also stir up some seasonal action at the format next week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DIPLO & JONAS BROTHERS, “Lonely” (Columbia)
2. MAROON 5, “Memories” (222/Interscope)
3. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
4. FRENCH MONTANA featuring POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN, “Writing On The Wall” (Epic)
5. BEBE REXHA, “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner)
6. MILEY CYRUS, “Slide Away” (RCA)
7-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Teeth” (Interscope)
7-T. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
9. KYGO x WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love” (RCA)
10-T. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
10-T. LIAM PAYNE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Stack It Up” (Republic)

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