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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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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 27, 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: Shawn Mendes slays the pop panel with an impressive first week for his latest single, while proven hits from Bazzi, Halsey and Taylor Swift all continue to perform well. Let’s add ’em up:

OUT FOR “BLOOD”: 19-year-old Shawn Mendes sinks his fangs into the heart of the pop panel this week, though I doubt he’s looking to become the next Bela Lugosi anytime soon. “In My Blood”, the lead single from his forthcoming third album, pumps the chartbeat of the Most Added spot on the latest update, scoring 129 stations on impact. Another cut from the highly-anticipated set, “Lost In Japan”, received a single add this week; it placed at #2 on iTunes, behind “Blood”, for several days after it was released. It could pick up additional stations in the coming weeks, but with “Blood” as the focus track from the project, “Lost” isn’t likely to get into the top 50 anytime soon (unless it gets a larger push to the format.) No word on the title of his upcoming album or a date as of yet, but we’ll see if any tea gets spilled soon.

Another notable new record in the top ten is a collaboration from Eminem and Kehlani, “Nowhere Fast”, in fourth place with 22 stations on impact. This is the third radio single from Eminem’s most recent album, Revival, which was released late last year. The highest-charting of the three so far, the Ed Sheeran-assisted “River”, reached #20 last month. Next week, look out for Logic and Marshmello, currently in sixth place with 17 new stations this week, to attain a bigger sum for “Everyday” in its official impact.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SHAWN MENDES, “In My Blood” (Island/Republic)
2. HALSEY featuring BIG SEAN and STEFFLON DON, “Alone” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Delicate” (Big Machine/Republic)
4. EMINEM featuring KEHLANI, “Nowhere Fast” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
5. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)
6. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
7. THE CHAINSMOKERS, “Everybody Hates Me” (Disruptor/Columbia)
8. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)
9. ECHOSMITH, “Over My Head” (Warner Bros.)
10. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF” (Warner Bros.)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 25, 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. Remember to file your taxes in the next few weeks, while simultaneously breaking out the MP3 files to enjoy the sweet sounds of pop music from this week’s Top 40 survey. (Do kids these days even know what an MP3 is?) Let’s count the hits:

NEW JACK SWINGS: Congrats to Bruno Mars and Cardi B, who leap from 3-1 on this week’s Top 40 chart with “Finesse”, the eighth #1 at the format for Mars and the first for Cardi B. Mars collects his second #1 track from the 24K Magic era, as “That’s What I Like” spent a total of three weeks at the top last April and May. (The original version of “Finesse” appears on the album, though its current remix does not.) The global hit continues in the top ten at three other radio formats, reaching #1 at one (Rhythmic) during a two-week run last month. Next Sunday, look for “The Middle”, a three-way collaboration from Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, to potentially top the survey, as it advances 5-2 this week with a very healthy bullet.

HOT BLOODED: Launching all the way up at #28, Shawn Mendes scores his sixth top 40 entry and highest debut to date at the Top 40 format with “In My Blood”. His previous high of #31 was set by “Treat You Better” back in June 2016. It’s the first release off Mendes’s third studio album, due sometime later in the year. One extra cut from the album, “Lost In Japan”, was released on Friday to both sales and streaming success, though its airplay was minimal. (I’ll save the Japanese artists and song titles for another week!) Another top debut on this week’s top 40, coming in at #35, is the seventh top 40 song for Halsey, called “Alone”. Combined airplay for an edit of the original album version and a new remix with Big Sean and Stefflon Don spiked as a result of the single’s second place finish on last Tuesday’s adds report, where it pulled in nearly 60 stations on impact.

Among the new entries in the top 50, watch out for “Everybody Hates Me” by The Chainsmokers, logging on at #43, which might become the duo’s eighth top 40 song at the format next week. “Sober Up”, the former Alternative chart-topper by AJR and Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo, is also aiming for the top 40 next week, ranking at #48 on the current update. The trio has a pair of top 40 entries to date, while Cuomo’s only solo appearance was in 2010 on B.o.B‘s “Magic”, spending three weeks at #13 in September.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 20, 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: AJR! Halsey! The Chainsmokers! More! It’s another huge week at the format, which means no one’s ending up “Alone” on the report. Let’s add ’em up on this evening before another major snowstorm:

BETTER OFF “ALONE”: After successfully earning a second week at the top of the pop chart in a duet with G-Eazy, “Him & I”, Halsey returns to the format with “Alone”, available in its original version and a remix with Big Sean and Stefflon Don. With a solid total of 57 stations on impact, it starts in second place on the current update, just five adds behind Taylor Swift‘s “Delicate”. “Alone” is the latest single from the album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, which reached #1 on the Billboard 200 last summer. That release has yet to produce a chart-topper on the Top 40 airwaves, though both “Bad At Love” (#2) and “Now Or Never” (#3) nearly made it. (We’ll see if this one can get the job done.)

As previously mentioned, a number of new singles break into the top ten on this week’s Top 40 report, with “Everybody Hates Me” by The Chainsmokers and “Sober Up” by AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo ranking the next highest in the top ten. That hate isn’t affecting “Hates” in its opening week, as it starts at 31 stations, good for third place on the new report. “Sober”, a former #1 title on the Alternative chart, drinks in 27 stations on impact, as it shares a fourth place finish. A little further down, another sobering song title, simply called “Sober”, brings in 20 stations and a sixth place (in a tie) finish for G-Eazy featuring Charlie Puth. Look for all three songs to make the top 50 by the end of the month, perhaps by the next published update.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Delicate” (Big Machine/Republic)
2. HALSEY featuring BIG SEAN and STEFFLON DON, “Alone” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
3. THE CHAINSMOKERS, “Everybody Hates Me” (Disruptor/Columbia)
4-T. AJR featuring RIVERS CUOMO, “Sober Up” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
4-T. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)
6-T. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF” (Warner Bros.)
6-T. G-EAZY featuring CHARLIE PUTH, “Sober” (RCA)
8. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)
9. KHALID & NORMANI, “Love Lies” (Right Hand/Keep Cool/RCA)
10-T. KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA, “All The Stars” (Interscope)
10-T. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)

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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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