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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 14, 2017)

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: Eminem‘s “Water” wars hydrate the panel, while Walk The Moon gets on the good “Foot” with a few dozen programmers. Don’t get mad, get adds:

“WATER” YOU WAITING FOR?: The buzz is big on the forthcoming album by Eminem, Revival, which is out on Friday. The Interscope star offers a first taste of the set with “Walk On Water”, featuring Columbia’s Beyoncé, which takes the runner-up spot on this week’s Top 40 report, added at 39 stations in its first week. Of course, this means that Selena Gomez and Marshmello‘s “Wolves” howls in the top spot for a third consecutive week, new at another 49 stations, which is quite an achievement. It is now in the top 25 at the format, and headed for much higher. (Of course, I probably said that about “Bad Liar” and “Fetish” too, and those two singles bottomed out below the top ten. Anyways, we’ll see what happens.)

Beyond those two collaborations in the top two spots, one of the other big winners on impact is “One Foot” from RCA’s Walk The Moon, which picks up 30 adds for a strong third place finish. The Ohio group’s “Shut Up And Dance” just missed the top spot two years ago, stalling at #2 for three weeks that June and July. (They’ve had two additional charting releases, though neither has gone past #45.) The band’s What If Nothing was released on Friday and will likely enter in the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart. “Foot” is currently #9 on the Alternative radio list and #44 on the Hot AC survey.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. SELENA GOMEZ x MARSHMELLO, “Wolves” (Interscope)
2. EMINEM featuring BEYONCÉ, “Walk On Water” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
3. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot” (RCA)
4. DEMI LOVATO, “Tell Me You Love Me” (Island/Republic)
5. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN & FUTURE, “End Game” (Big Machine/Republic)
6. HARRY STYLES, “Kiwi” (Columbia)
7. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
8. CALVIN HARRIS featuring KEHLANI & LIL YACHTY, “Faking It” (Columbia)
9. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
10-T. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
10-T. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
10-T. SOFI TUKKER, “Best Friend” (Ultra/in2une)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 12, 2017

What’s “New”, Dua?

DEBUTS
39. Bastille – World Gone Mad
38. Sheppard – Coming Home
37. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears
36. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Bishop Briggs – Dream (36)
27. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (32)
22. The Script – Arms Open (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
15. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phillip Phillips – Miles (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (11) | PEAK: #09
08. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Walk The Moon – One Foot (05) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – New Rules (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (2)
3. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (9)
4. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (8)
5. Loote – Out Of My Head (5)
6. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (6)
7. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (4)
8. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (-)
9. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (-)
10. Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds (-)

In The Mix:
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Fastball – Best Friend
Flagship – Midnight (new)
Mainland – I Found God
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (new)
Serena Ryder – Ice Age (new)
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous
Why Don’t We – These Girls (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It was a quiet week for new entries last time around, but this week, the action is back with four new singles in the mix. With the week’s highest debut at #36, Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels collaborate on “I Miss You”. It’s the third top 40 song for the trio, and the fourth for Michaels. The track is climbing at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio, having impacted at the pop format last Tuesday, and it should be appearing in our Radio Active column by the end of the month. “Smoke Clears” is just behind “Miss”, entering at #37 for Andy Grammer. His forthcoming album, titled The Good Parts, is out December 1. It’s his ninth hit on my chart since 2010.
  • The other two debuts this week are from foreign bands from have previously hit #1 on my chart. Rolling in at #38, Coming Home” marks the seventh top 40 entry on my chart for Sheppard, who reached the top in 2013 with “Hold My Tongue”. It currently sits just below the top ten on Australia’s iTunes chart. A notch below them, at #39, is the seventh top 40 single for Bastille, “World Gone Mad”, off the soundtrack to the upcoming Netflix film Bright. The quartet is looking for their fourth #1 on my chart, having previously led with “Pompeii” (2013), “Of The Night” (2014) and “Good Grief” (2016).

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 5, 2017)

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. How does the extra hour of sleep feel? Well, I sure thought it was good. However, you better not sleep on any of these songs! They’re all making moves on this week’s pop chart:

MAKING THE RIGHT CALL: After nearly stalling halfway up the Top 40 chart, then miraculously saved by a giant performance on MTV’s Video Music Awards, Logic‘s “1-800-273-8255” leaps into the top spot in its 19th week in the top 40. That powerful song, climbing 3-1, features Alessia Cara and Khalid, the former artist scoring her fourth #1 at the format, with the latter artist, as well as Logic, each scoring their first. Everybody, the third album by the main-credited performer, peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200. At this time, “1-800-273-8255” is also in the top 40 on both the AC and Hot AC charts. (It peaked at #3 on the Rhythmic radio survey.)

For more logical fun and chart runs, you can head back in the Radio & Records archives from 1979 to find that Supertramp‘s “The Logical Song” spent a week at #1 on the pop chart that June, knocking out Donna Summer‘s “Hot Stuff”. (“Logical” also ranked at #1 for a week on the Gavin Report, one week after its frame on R&R, though it missed on the other major trade charts.) It’s certainly too early to tell if “1-800-273-8255” will be able to hold for a second week at the top, with multiple hot tunes on the rise, but it could happen. Stay tuned!

GET IN, LINE: As they rise up the Country survey with “Smooth”, which isn’t a hot Santana featuring Rob Thomas remake, the duo Florida Georgia Line finds themselves with two collaborations on Top 40 radio stations. Of course, they’ve been climbing up the top 40 for a few weeks at this format on “Let Me Go” (credited to Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring the duo & watt) and on this week’s chart, they debut at #43 as the featured act on “Meant To Be” by Bebe Rexha. The singer and songwriter is still looking for her first main-credited top ten at the format, though she’s appeared in the region in a featured slot, so perhaps this new tune will finally be the one to do it.

Adding a touch of sweetness to the chart, “Kiwi” from Harry Styles debuts a few spots below “Meant”, launching at #48 this week. It’s the third radio single to be released off his self-titled #1 album from earlier this year. “Kiwi” hits the top 50 at the same time that another single called “Lemon”, performed by N.E.R.D and Rihanna, is starting up at a small group of stations on the pop panel. If any other selections from the fruit basket of bops make their way onto the format, we’ll make sure to peel, wash and add them to the tasty salad we’re making. Meanwhile, in non-food related music, the final top 50 entry on the new chart belongs to newcomers Alex Aiono and Trinidad Cardona. “Does It Feel Like Falling” falls into place at #50. Cardona also breaks the top 50 on the Rhythmic chart this Sunday with “Jennifer”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 5, 2017

“New” at the top.

DEBUTS
none

TOP GAINERS
34. The Script – Arms Open (40)
32. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (37)
23. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (28)
21. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (26)
19. Harry Styles – Kiwi (27) | BIGGEST MOVER
16. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Phillip Phillips – Miles (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Walk The Moon – One Foot (06) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – New Rules (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (2)
3. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You (9)
4. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (5)
5. Loote – Out Of My Head (4)
6. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (3)
7. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (7)
8. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (10)
9. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (-)
10. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears (-)

In The Mix:
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Fastball – Best Friend
Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (new)
Mainland – I Found God
Malia – Champagne Clouds
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous

Chart Notes:

  • For the past ten weeks, three #1 songs by solo women have dominated the top spot. Now, a fourth song extends that total to 11. Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” rules over my chart this week, up 3-1 in its 14th week in the top 40. The international hit is just below the top 15 on Top 40 radio, and is also posting nice gains at the Hot AC and Rhythmic formats. Last week’s #1, “What About Us” by P!nk, tumbles to #4 after three weeks at the summit.
  • No debuts are on my chart this week, but there are plenty of notable movers in the top 40, including Harry Styles‘s “Kiwi” (27-19) and The Head And The Heart‘s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (23-16). Styles is looking for his third solo top ten single in a row, while the Seattle band is going for their first trip into the region. Stay tuned to see how they do!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 31, 2017)

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: do “Wolves” eat “Kiwi” on Halloween? Probably not. However, the panel’s eating up hot singles from Selena Gomez and Harry Styles. Get spooky, kids:

HOWLIN’ FOR A HIT: “Wolves” is hungry for adds this week, even though it’s not impacting until next Tuesday. Of course, that title belongs to Interscope’s Selena Gomez and RCA’s Marshmello, who scare up 36 early commitments from the panel. With a Most Added single and plenty of more stations due to come in next week, expect this collaboration to stick around for a while. This may or may not be a single from Gomez’s forthcoming album, primarily due to the fact that we don’t know much about the set or if Gomez’s three chart songs from earlier this year will be a part of the tracklisting. Stay tuned for more details.

Finishing in second place for the week, with 29 new stations on impact, is “Kiwi” from Columbia’s Harry Styles. The tasty treat is the third radio single from his self-titled album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year. Styles is likely due for a nomination or two (or more) at the upcoming Grammy Awards, the ceremony occurring on January 28, so it’s a smart idea to have a new single on the radio during the nomination process. Good luck Harry!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SELENA GOMEZ x MARSHMELLO, “Wolves” (Interscope)
2. HARRY STYLES, “Kiwi” (Columbia)
3. MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA, “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
4-T. AVICII featuring RITA ORA, “Lonely Together” (Geffen/Interscope)
4-T. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
6-T. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
6-T. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
8-T. CHEAT CODES featuring FETTY WAP, “Feels Great” (300 Entertainment/in2une)
8-T. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 30-31, 2017)

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 a pair of tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AVICII featuring RITA ORA – “Lonely Together” (Geffen/Interscope)
EP: AVĪCI (01) (2017)
Past T40 History: Both artists haven’t entered the top 40 at this format since 2014. Will a collaboration bring the two a chart win?

HARRY STYLES – “Kiwi” (Columbia)
Album: Harry Styles (2017)
Past T40 History: Styles is looking for his third solo hit at the format. “Sign Of The Times”, his biggest single to date, reached #12.

Next week: Collaborations from Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels, as well as Selena Gomez and Marshmello, will battle on next week’s report.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 1, 2017

Swiftly taking seconds.

DEBUTS
38. Scott Helman – PDA
36. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. ZAYN featuring Sia – Dusk Till Dawn (40)
31. Nick Jonas – Find You (39)
25. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (30)
21. Walk The Moon – One Foot (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? (25)
08. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (06) | PEAK: #06
09. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (15) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Dua Lipa – New Rules (07) | PEAK: #06
05. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (04) | PEAK: #02
04. P!nk – What About Us (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Kesha – Praying (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. The Script – Rain (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wrabel – The Village (1)
2. Paramore – Fake Happy (2)
3. Julia Michaels – Worst In Me (4)
4. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (8)
5. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (-)
6. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (-)
7. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (9)
8. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (10)
9. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over (-)
10. Delta Rae – No Peace In Quiet (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
Cody Fry – Nobody But You (new)
Loote – Out Of My Head
Secondhand Serenade – Lost (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s pair of debuts are by solo males with their third top 40 singles: Niall Horan, at #36 with “Too Much To Ask”, and Scott Helman, at #38 with “PDA”. Horan’s two previous chart hits, “This Town” and “Slow Hands”, went to #1, with the latter single spending seven weeks at the top. (It’s currently at #13.) The three songs can found on his upcoming album Flicker, due October 20. Helman’s new one is the second single from Hôtel de Ville and follow-up to “Kinda Complicated”, a #4 hit from earlier this year. Two years ago, he peaked at #8 with “Bungalow” from an EP titled Augusta.
  • Due to Yom Kippur, commentary is limited this week, but it will return in full next week!

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