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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 10, 2018)

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: Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa pucker up for a pop event, delivering their smooches (and stations) to the top of the report, while Charlie Puth and Kehlani fall just behind. Let’s add ’em up:

“ONE” ON ONE: After landing just shy of the top 30 on last Sunday’s published update, “One Kiss” plants a smooch at the top of the current adds report at the CHR/Top 40 format. Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa‘s collaboration starts with 87 stations, which is a notable sum on this very slow week. (Just three songs make it over a dozen adds this week. Yikes!) The hot song is expected to be on Harris’s next studio album, due sometime later this year. It reached the top ten on iTunes when it debuted on Friday.

After landing in sixth place last week, “Done For Me” from Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani moves up to the runner-up slot, with a total of 45 stations on impact. Puth’s collaboration with G-Eazy, “Sober”, still ranks in the top ten, with another nine stations (in eighth place) this Tuesday, while Kehlani’s collaboration with Eminem, “Nowhere Fast”, just missed the top ten.

Let’s hope the format comes back to life on Tax Day…

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss” (Columbia)
2. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
3. THE CHAINSMOKERS, “Everybody Hates Me” (Disruptor/Columbia)
4-T. ECHOSMITH, “Over My Head” (Warner Bros.)
4-T. HALSEY featuring BIG SEAN and STEFFLON DON, “Alone” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
4-T. KHALID & NORMANI, “Love Lies” (Right Hand/Keep Cool/RCA)
4-T. MADISON BEER, “Home With You” (First Access)
8. G-EAZY featuring CHARLIE PUTH, “Sober” (RCA)
9-T. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
9-T. NOAH KAHAN & JULIA MICHAELS, “Hurt Somebody” (Republic)
9-T. RUDIMENTAL featuring JESS GLYNNE, MACKLEMORE & DAN CAPLEN, “These Days” (Big Beat/RRP)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 3, 2018)

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: pop balladeer Sam Smith takes the logical route toward the Most Added title with “Pray”, but will he be shut out by labelmate Halsey or Shawn Mendes? Let’s add ’em up:

STALKING OUR “PRAY”: “Goodbyes” are not enough for Sam Smith, as his follow-up to “Too Good At Goodbyes” says a nice “hello” to Top 40 format. “Pray”, which is impacting with a new version featuring Logic, starts at 35 stations this week, which falls short of the 41 stations for “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes, this week’s Most Added release for the second consecutive week. In the next few days, “Pray”, utilizing airplay of its original version and updated remix, should approach the top 50 at the format (and pull in some additional stations along the way.)

Meanwhile, watch out for the Charlie Puth and Kehlani collaboration called “Done For Me”, which has been picking up all sorts of pre-impact action in the last few weeks. This week, it takes in another 14 stations, as it hits a three-way tie for sixth place. This is the third radio single from Puth’s forthcoming album Voicenotes, due May 11. Currently, “Me” is the only tune scheduled to impact here next Tuesday, though that could change soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. SHAWN MENDES, “In My Blood” (Island/Republic)
2. SAM SMITH featuring LOGIC, “Pray” (Capitol)
3. HALSEY featuring BIG SEAN and STEFFLON DON, “Alone” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
4. ALICE MERTON, “No Roots” (Mom + Pop/RED)
5. THE CHAINSMOKERS, “Everybody Hates Me” (Disruptor/Columbia)
6-T. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
6-T. G-EAZY featuring CHARLIE PUTH, “Sober” (RCA)
6-T. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
9. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)
10-T. EMINEM featuring KEHLANI, “Nowhere Fast” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
10-T. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 1, 2018)

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. From foolish hearts to foolish charts and all the Easter eggs you can find, April 1 sure was busy one outside of the music world. Me? Oh, I’ll just be sitting over here with a box of matzah. Don’t pass over this report, because it’s coming in hot:

MUSIC FOR MIDDLING: Moving from 2-1 this week, Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey hit #1 and the Target checkout line with “The Middle”, and that ain’t no joke. It’s the second chart-topper for Zedd at the format, who previously led the chart in 2017 for six weeks with the Alessia Cara-assisted “Stay”, while Morris and Grey celebrate their first #1 songs on the pop chart. (Morris has two #1 songs to date on the country chart, her most recent coming in January of this year with “I Could Use A Love Song”.) Elsewhere in the radio world, “Middle” advances 10-7 on this week’s Hot AC survey, while it stays at #20 on the Rhythmic list. Can Morris’s latest single in the country world, “Rich”, now cross to the pop chart? Will Zedd and Grey dance their way toward another twangy title? At this point, anything is possible, so consult your own crystal ball for an answer.

WHAT A “CATCH”: Three new tracks fool around with adds and conversions this week to reach the top 50, led by a collaboration by G-Eazy featuring Charlie Puth called “Sober”. It comes in at #43, giving the lead performer his third chart entry from his most recent set, The Beautiful & Damned. However, featured singer Puth scores a double on the current update, also landing on the chart with the next single from his upcoming album titled Voicenotes. “Done For Me”, which features Kehlani, breaks in at #47. The two songs should be able to coexist on the chart at the same time without cancelling each other out, though we’ll see if that changes with time. (They’ll be Puth’s seventh and eighth top 40 hits, respectively, when they enter the region.) Finally, down at #49, LIVVIA has her first charting single with the Quavo-assisted “Catch A Body”. She previously enjoyed some airplay earlier this decade under the name Olivia Somerlyn.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 19-20, 2018)

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 five new tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJR featuring RIVERS CUOMO – “Sober Up” (S-Curve/Hollywood) (formerly BMG/RED)
Album: The Click (2017)
Past T40 History: The family trio has two mid-charting top 40 entries to date: 2014’s “I’m Ready” (#25) and 2017’s “Weak” (#27).

ECHOSMITH – “Over My Head” (Warner Bros.)
Album: Inside A Dream (2018)
Past T40 History: Another family trio, once a quartet, is looking for their first top ten song since 2014’s “Cool Kids”, which hit #9.

G-EAZY featuring CHARLIE PUTH – “Sober” (RCA)
Album: The Beautiful & Damned (2017)
Past T40 History: Both artists now have two #1 singles at the format to date, as G-Eazy’s “Him & I” (with Halsey) holds at the top.

KHALID & NORMANI – “Love Lies” (RCA)
Album: Love, Simon (Soundtrack) (2018)
Past T40 History: Khalid has four top 40 entries to date, but Normani (of Fifth Harmony) has never ranked here with a solo song.

PARAMORE – “Rose-Colored Boy” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
Album: After Laughter (2017)
Past T40 History: “Boy” is the second pop radio single from their newest release; the first, “Hard Times”, peaked at #42 last June.

Next week: a collaboration from Eminem and Kehlani is the only song (so far) impacting at the format.

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 (March 18, 2018)

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. After a jolly ol’ St. Patrick’s Day, that luck of the Irish continues on the charts for a number of buzzing tracks this week. So, let’s get to counting (and downing the final Shamrock Shake of the season):

“HIM” FOR THE WEEKEND: Rapper G-Eazy and singer Halsey stay at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 list with “Him & I”, the second single from G-Eazy’s latest album, The Beautiful & Damned. A third radio single from the set, “Sober”, which features Charlie Puth, impacts at the format this week. Ironically, it’s up against another sobering song title, “Sober Up”, done by AJR and Rivers Cuomo of the band Weezer. (Unsurprisingly, I’ll be drinking up all the Top 40 adds numbers in a couple of days, so watch this space for more.) Meanwhile, “Him” slips to #6 on the Rhythmic chart and climbs to #32 at the Hot AC format this Sunday. Next week could provide an opportunity for Bruno Mars and Cardi B‘s “Finesse” (holding at #3) to reach the top, despite its small gain in spins this week. We’ll find out soon.

THE “REAL” DEAL: After sporting a solid impact week at the format this past Tuesday, the boy band In Real Life, five guys that were put together on the ABC series Boy Band last summer, leads a pack of four top 50 entries on the published update with “Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)”, launching at #46. This is the act’s first time charting at the format. An unrelated “Tattoo”, performed by one-time American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, went to #5 in early 2008. Coming in at #47, singer Arlissa strikes with her first chart entry titled “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie”, a collaboration with DJ/producer Jonas Blue. Blue recently released a collaboration with two-time #26 peaker Sabrina Carpenter called “Alien”, and if the planets align for it, we may be seeing it in the top 50 during the spring.

Teenage newcomer and world traveler bülow is next, blasting onto the countdown at #49 with “Not A Love Song”. The performer is currently finishing up high school in The Netherlands, but she’s lived in at least four other countries, including Canada, where “Not” glides into the top 20 on their respective Top 40 survey. (The CanCon of it all!) Lastly, bowing at #50, is a notable duet from Khalid and Normani (of Fifth Harmony) called “Love Lies”. The tune is taken from the soundtrack to Love, Simon, and it impacts at the Top 40 format this Tuesday. (Another cut from the set, “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)” by Bleachers, has a simultaneous launch at Alternative radio on the same day.)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 11, 2018)

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. Take it Eazy, folks, because we have a heavy load of hits on the way for you! Well, not as heavy as last week’s incredible chart action, but it’s still notable. So, let’s get to counting:

“I” IN THE SKY: They’re staying and slaying together! Rapper G-Eazy and singer Halsey put their relationship on the record (at least, recorded musically) with the new #1 single on the Top 40 chart, “Him & I”. It jumps from 2-1, displacing NF‘s “Let You Down” after a week at the top. This is the second #1 for both artists at this format; G-Eazy’s “Me, Myself & I”, featuring Bebe Rexha, spent two weeks there in April 2016, while Halsey’s feature on “Closer” by The Chainsmokers earned her ten giant weeks at #1 between September and December of that year. “Him” is on the decline on the Rhythmic survey, where it recently reached #3, and its Hot AC crossover looks minimal at best, though it’s up to a new peak of #36 on the current update. Unless it experiences a massive spin loss in the coming days, “Him” will likely secure a second week at #1 here, though another top collaboration could take its place later this month.

YOUR LOGIC IS SOUND: While reactive songs from Meghan Trainor and Post Malone bolt into the top 40 this week, plenty of notable new titles are also starting their journey into the top 50. The highest of them, landing at #44, is collaboration from rapper Logic and the mysterious musical man known as Marshmello. “Everyday” is the first radio single from Logic’s new release, Bobby Tarantino II, a mixtape that looks like it could top next week’s Billboard 200 list. It isn’t the same composition as entries charted by artists like Phil Collins, the Dave Matthews Band, Bon Jovi or Ariana Grande and Future, but then again, it isn’t every day that the song title “Everyday” appears at the format. Marshmello now has three credited songs in the top 50, which is a new high for him.

Coming in at #48, Taylor Swift returns to the list with the fifth cut to make the top 50 off her chart-topping album reputation. The music video for “Delicate” debuted this evening at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The highest-charting song from the effort thus far is “Look What You Made Me Do”, which spent a week at #1 in October before tying the plays-per-week era record for the hardest fall from the top (1-6) and subsequently crashing for several weeks. (We can only hope the run for this entry is a little bit smoother.) The title “Delicate” has charted here once before: Terence Trent D’arby‘s last single to rank at the format peaked at #30 in September 1993, which was credited without featured singer Des’ree for its U.S. release.

Further down the chart, one last debut from Keala Settle and the ensemble of The Greatest Showman film, “This Is Me”, breaks in at #49. The soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 list earlier this year, and has since been certified Gold.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 14, 2018)

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. It’s nearly impossible to like every single hit in the top 50 on any given week, but let’s stop short of calling the chart a sh-thole, alright? There’s plenty of music to go around, and that’s what our weekly report is all about. Let’s go!

CONNECTION TO PERFECTION: Nothing in life is perfect, but for singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran, some perfection can be found at the top of this week’s CHR/Top 40 chart. Of course, that’s his current single “Perfect”, which moves from 2-1. It’s Sheeran’s third #1 song at the format, following the one-week “Thinking Out Loud” in 2015 and the ten-week “Shape Of You” from last year. It also moves 2-1 on the Hot AC chart, giving the performer his fourth chart-topper on that particular format. (“Photograph” spent five weeks atop the Hot AC list in 2015.) Two updated versions of the single, one featuring Beyoncé and another with Andrea Bocelli, have performed strongly in the digital space, fueling its run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the past five weeks. Sheeran has a shot at a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, though hits from Halsey (#3) and Dua Lipa (#4) will be closing in on him soon.

WATCH YOUR “WAIT”: As Justin Timberlake‘s “Filthy” (up 22-17) and Bruno Mars‘s remix of “Finesse” (with Cardi B, up 33-18) continue to fly up the survey, potentially battling it out for #1 next month, there’s some smaller action in the lower regions of the chart. Rising from 16-15 with the Halsey-assisted “Him & I”G-Eazy finally makes the top 40 with the lead single off his recent album The Beautiful & Damned, “No Limit”, moving 42-40. The track features A$AP Rocky and the aforementioned Cardi B, both of whom claim their third top 40 hit at the format, while G-Eazy has his eighth. (“Limit” previously reached #1 on the Rhythmic and Urban charts.) Several notches below that, at #46, is the latest single from Maroon 5‘s Red Pill Blues album. “Wait”, which doesn’t, at least when it comes to striking before its impact date, should have a fairly good chance at entering the top 40 next week. (It would be their 25th single to hit the region since the summer of 2003, whenever it occurs.)

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