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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 21, 2020)

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. Writing about music and radio charts at the moment is a bit strange, but for petition and donation resources in the fight against racial inequality in our country, please go to this website and do what you can. Here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

INTENTIONAL CHANGES: Scoring his eighth #1 hit on the Top 40 chart, Justin Bieber lands at the top spot with the Quavo-assisted “Intentions”, up from 3-1. The track comes from his most recent album Changes, a former #1 set on the Billboard 200 chart that also gave us a very quick #11 entry from January in “Yummy”. The collaboration also reaches the top five (up 6-5) at the Hot AC format this week.

After a crazy week last time around, there’s much smaller action to talk about in the lower rungs of the chart. Moving into the top 40 this week, Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey‘s “The Other Girl” leaps from 42-39. The collaboration becomes their second and 15th top 40 hits, respectively. Sneaking into the top 50 ahead of its impact date later this month, “Go Crazy” from Chris Brown and Young Thug launches at #50. The song currently sits in the top ten on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 8-9, 2020)

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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

(NOTE: These songs were originally meant to impact last week, but were moved due to Add Board’s temporary closing.) 

GABBY BARRETT featuring CHARLIE PUTH – “I Hope” (Warner)
Album: Goldmine (2020)
Past T40 History: Barrett’s crossover release, in its original solo form, spent a week at #1 on the Country radio chart back in April.

KATY PERRY – “Daisies” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After reaching the top 40 on yesterday’s published update, Perry now has 29 top 40 songs to date at the format.

KELSEA BALLERINI & HALSEY – “The Other Girl” (The Orchard-Capitol)
Album: Kelsea (2020)
Past T40 History: This stalled just outside the top 50 on the Country radio chart, as Ballerini switches to an alternate single there.

OLIVIA O’BRIEN – “Josslyn” (Island/Republic)
EP: The Results Of My Poor Judgement (2020)
Past T40 History: O’Brien was featured on Gnash’s big hit “I Hate U, I Love U”, which spent three weeks at #5 in November 2016.

PINK SWEAT$ – “17” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Last year, the singer had a minor Rhythmic and Urban AC hit with “Honesty”, which didn’t cross to this 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 (June 7, 2020)

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. Writing about music and radio charts at the moment is a bit strange, but for petition and donation resources in the fight against racial inequality in our country, please go to this website and do what you can. Here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

HOW ABOUT CAT: The enduring “Say So” by Doja Cat remains at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the fifth week. “Say” ranks at #6 and #11 on the Rhythmic and Hot AC charts on the same update, respectively. This will likely be its last week on top of the list, as another song is showing its intentions of grabbing the top spot by next weekend.

The current collaboration from the Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna and J. Rey Soul jumps from 45-37, as “Mamacita” earns them their 20th, second and first top 40 hits, respectively. It’s just below the top 40 on this week’s Rhythmic chart at #42. The only other single to enter the region comes from AJR, up from 41-40 with “Bang!”, their fifth top 40 entry on the Top 40 chart. The tune is also in the top five on the Alternative chart.

Another pair of songs are new to the top 50, led by Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey‘s “The Other Girl” at #49. The collaboration rises into the top 40 on the Hot AC chart this week. Natalia Damini and Petey Pablo also squeeze in at #50 with “Pacemaker”. Pablo’s been out of the top 40 here since 2004: he last hit as a featured artist on Ciara‘s “Goodies”, which reached #3 that October.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 12, 2020)

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: Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber get stuck at the top of the report by a pretty large margin, so stick around and let’s add ’em up:

THE POP U-NIVERSE: ‘Tis a great time to be charitable! The new charity tune from Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber picked up a super 163 stations on impact, easily making it this week’s Most Added song at the format. “Stuck With U” also topped the Hot AC report yesterday with another 65 adds there and claimed a third place finish at the Rhythmic format, checking in with 20 stations.

No additional impacting tracks landed in the top five, but Lil Mosey‘s “Blueberry Faygo”, which heads for adds next Tuesday, tied for third place with 23 new stations this week. Another track that’s bound to hold up a week from today is the new single by Harry Styles, as “Watermelon Sugar” landed in fifth with another 18 adds this week. Gee, this Top 40 fruit salad is tasty so far, but we do need some grapes and mangos and pineapples to fill it out, you know? Get to work, songwriters!

Charting singles from Marshmello & Halsey and Megan Thee Stallion return to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, including data on new singles from the Jonas Brothers and Madison Beer.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Stuck With U” (Def Jam/Republic)
2. MARSHMELLO & HALSEY, “Be Kind” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
3-T. LIL MOSEY, “Blueberry Faygo” (Interscope)
3-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
5. HARRY STYLES, “Watermelon Sugar” (Columbia)
6. DOJA CAT featuring GUCCI MANE, “Like That” (Kemosabe/RCA)
7-T. THE SCOTTS, “The Scotts” (Epic)
7-T. YOUNG T & BUGSEY featuring HEADIE ONE, “Don’t Rush” (Black Butter/Epic)
9-T. JP SAXE featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “If The World Was Ending” (Arista)
9-T. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 5, 2020)

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: Marshmello and Halsey‘s new collaboration dominates the adds report with some kindness for the pop radio panel. Let’s add ’em up:

THAT “KIND” OF A WEEK: With an impressive 130 stations on impact, “Be Kind” by Marshmello and Halsey earns the week’s Most Added title at the Top 40 format. The song also scored a top ten rank on yesterday’s report at the Hot AC format. After a #40 debut on last Sunday’s published chart, “Kind” should make a nice move up the survey by the weekend and will likely appear in the top ten again on next Tuesday’s log.

A handful of newer releases also entered the top ten this week, but with add totals that weren’t nearly as substantial. The highest of those, Cyn‘s “Drinks”, managed a fourth place finish with 19 stations on impact. It’s her second track to impact here: “Holy Roller” was the first about a year ago, though it didn’t crack the top 50.

Charting singles from Megan Thee Stallion and Twenty One Pilots return to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, including data on the new release from Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. MARSHMELLO & HALSEY, “Be Kind” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
2-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
2-T. THE SCOTTS, “The Scotts” (Epic)
4. CYN, “Drinks” (Unsub/Caroline)
5. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
6. SAM SMITH & DEMI LOVATO, “I’m Ready” (Capitol)
7. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Level Of Concern” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
8-T. ASHE, “Moral Of The Story” (Mom+Pop/Further.)
8-T. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
10-T. AJR, “Bang!” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
10-T. JAYMES YOUNG, “Happiest Year” (Please Rewind/Atlantic/EMG)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 4-5, 2020)

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 three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ASHE, “Moral Of The Story” (Mom+Pop/Further.)
Album: Moral Of The Story: Chapter 1 (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: After a prominent Netflix sync earlier this year, Ashe’s first radio hit has reached the top 15 at Alternative radio.

CYN, “Drinks” (Caroline)
Album: Promising Young Woman (Soundtrack) (2020)
Past T40 History: About a year ago, Cyn impacted at the format with “Holy Roller”. It missed the top 50. Will her new song chart?

MARSHMELLO & HALSEY, “Be Kind” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After sneaking into the top 40 on last Sunday’s published chart, this should be the Most Added title of the week.

With a larger amount of shifting adds dates given the current pandemic, we’ll see what new titles head to the format on Monday.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 3, 2020)

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. Ready for some more quarantunes and how they’re doing on the radio? Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“MY” NEW NUMBER ONE: In its 18th week in the top 40, Camila Cabello and DaBaby‘s “My Oh My” climbs from 2-1 on the Top 40 chart. It’s the fifth solo #1 song for Cabello outside of Fifth Harmony and the first for DaBaby. The track is also doing very well on the Hot AC radio chart, where it moves from 10-9 this week, though its current peaks are much lower at other formats.

Starting off a very busy week of new entries and debuts in the lower regions of the chart is “If The World Was Ending”, the JP Saxe and Julia Michaels collaboration that continues to connect with listeners as the Coronavirus pandemic affects the world. It moves from 42-36 on the pop chart, becoming Saxe’s first top 40 song at the format and Michaels’s seventh. You’ll also find it in the top 20 on both the AC and Hot AC charts. “Believe It” lifts from 41-37 for PartyNextDoor and Rihanna, becoming their fourth and 50th top 40 hits here, respectively. This week, the track ranks just below the top ten on the Rhythmic chart, as it climbs into the top 20 at Urban radio. After a two-month rollercoaster ride up and down the top 50, Conan Gray scores his first top 40 entry with “Maniac” with a move from 43-38. Finally, roasting at #40 is the gooey Marshmello, in a fiery collaboration with Halsey, and “Be Kind”. It marks one s’more top 40 entry for each of them: the eighth for the masked performer and the 14th for Halsey.

Singer JoJo breaks into the top 50 for the first time here since the fall of 2016 with “Man”, which enters at #47. It’s included on her latest album Good To Know, which was released on Friday. Format newcomer Sam Fischer lands at #48 with “This City”. It’s now approaching the top 20 on the Hot AC chart. A notch below him, Alec Benjamin checks in at #49 with “Oh My God”, his first tune to rank here in just over a year. It’s also #46 on this week’s Hot AC list. Finally, the eponymous first track from The Scotts, the duo of Travis Scott and Kid Cudi, slides in at #50. So far, it’s doing best on Rhythmic chart, where it debuts way up at #27.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 28, 2020)

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: just cuz we love Lizzo and Taylor Swift, the Top 40 panel has rewarded their latest singles with first and second place finishes on this week’s report. Who landed where? Let’s add ’em up:

CUZ THEY’RE MOST ADDED: After a very fierce battle for much of the day, Grammy nominee Swift’s “The Man” is just ahead of winner Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You” on the Top 40 adds report, earning 87 and 80 stations on impact, respectively. Swift’s track was in second place on yesterday’s report at Hot AC radio. Lizzo’s track tied for first place on the new report at Rhythmic radio. They’re both likely to fly into the top 40 by the weekend, “Cuz” from its #49 entry last Sunday and “Man” from just outside the top 50.

Two more impacting releases made the top five today: Doja Cat‘s “Say So”, earning 33 stations and a third place finish, and Noah Cyrus‘s “July”, earning 28 stations and a fifth place finish. The former title is the follow-up to “Juicy”, which reached the top 40 in late December and registered a new peak of #33 last Sunday. The latter song, which is available in its original form and an updated version with Leon Bridges, has appeared in the top ten on the adds report at Hot AC radio for the past two weeks. The two tracks should find their way into the top 50 at the format by the weekend, likely due to the recent lowered spin threshold to chart.

Charting songs from Roddy Ricch and the Jonas Brothers are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

Next week, Selena Gomez‘s “Rare” (tied for third place) should have another huge week at the format for its official impact date.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “The Man” (Republic)
2. LIZZO, “Cuz I Love You” (Atlantic)
3-T. DOJA CAT, “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3-T. SELENA GOMEZ, “Rare” (Interscope)
5. NOAH CYRUS, “July” (RECORDS/Columbia)
6. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
7. CHELSEA CUTLER, “Sad Tonight” (Republic)
8-T. HALSEY, “You Should Be Sad” (Capitol)
8-T. JONAS BROTHERS, “What A Man Gotta Do” (Republic)
10. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Before You Go” (Capitol)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 21, 2020)

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 Jonas Brothers gotta ‘nother hit, but who else in the mix? Let’s add ’em up:

“MAN” OF THE HOUR: With 164 adds on impact, “What A Man Gotta Do” by the Jonas Brothers dominated the Top 40 report, easily securing the top spot. On the Hot AC report, it picked up another 55 adds, where it also started in first place. With a nice top 30 debut on both charts by last Sunday’s published update, the song won’t waste any time flying up through the coming weeks. It’s expected to lead a forthcoming studio album by the siblings, which is due sometime later this year.

Labelmate Chelsea Cutler also managed a solid first week with “Sad Tonight”, landing in third place with 39 stations. Her album How To Be Human was released last Friday. It’s her first single to officially impact at the Top 40 format, though she did score a bit of Triple A airplay last year for the Jeremy Zucker collaboration “You Were Good To Me”, which failed to chart.

Charting songs from Alicia Keys, Halsey and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

Next week, Lizzo‘s “Cuz I Love You” is likely to see a lot of love at the Top 40 format. Will Noah Cyrus‘s “July” share it?

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JONAS BROTHERS, “What A Man Gotta Do” (Republic)
2. HALSEY, “You Should Be Sad” (Capitol)
3. CHELSEA CUTLER, “Sad Tonight” (Republic)
4-T CAMILA CABELLO featuring DABABY, “My Oh My” (Syco/Epic)
4-T. THE WEEKND, “Blinding Lights” (XO/Republic)
6. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
7-T. ALICIA KEYS, “Underdog” (RCA)
7-T. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
7-T. BROCKHAMPTON, “Sugar” (Question Everything/RCA)
7-T. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 19, 2020)

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. Whether you’re a loser, lover or somewhere in-between, we’ve got you covered with plenty of pop stats. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

COME AND GET YOUR “LOVE”: Earning her fifth #1 single at the Top 40 format and first since 2016, Selena Gomez rises up a notch with “Lose You To Love Me”. It also reaches the top ten on this week’s Hot AC chart, moving from 11-10. This single appears on her recent album Rare, with the title track from the set edging closer to the top 50 here after strong unsolicited airplay.

There are three acts with at least one #1 song to their credit entering the top 40 this week: Halsey with “You Should Be Sad”, which rises from 45-23, the Jonas Brothers with “What A Man Gotta Do”, starting at #29 and Lewis Capaldi with “Before You Go”, up from 41-33. It’s the 13th top 40 hit for Halsey, the 11th for the siblings and the second for Capaldi. “You” is the latest single from her album Manic, which debuted on Friday and is expected to launch in the top three on the Billboard 200 survey. “What” is likely to be the lead single from the trio’s sixth studio album, due sometime later this year. “Before” is taken from an expanded edition of the set Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which became available last November.

The international single “Ride It” by Regard, a DJ who flipped an old Jay Sean song into a viral dance record, breaks the top 50 at #47 this week. Newcomer Roddy Rich raps his way towards more riches with this week’s #49 debut, “The Box”. The song, which is also blasting up the Rhythmic and Urban charts, recently topped the Billboard Hot 100 list. Lastly, Post Malone is in at #50 with a recent #1 tune on the Rhythmic chart, the DaBaby-assisted “Enemies”, taken from the album Hollywood’s Bleeding.

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