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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 4, 2018

“My” new #1!

DEBUTS
40. Echosmith – Over My Head
39. Lights – We Were Here
38. Taylor Swift – Delicate | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (38)
28. Rozzi – Never Over You (33)
23. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (29)
16. Lissie – Best Days (22)
11. Niall Horan – On The Loose (20) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (07) | PEAK: #07
08. George Ezra – Paradise (10) | PEAK: #08
07. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Wait (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Troye Sivan – My My My! (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (2)
2. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (3)
3. Phillip Phillips – Into The Wild (5)
4. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (10)
5. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (4)
6. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (7)
7. Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (9)
8. Coin – Growing Pains (8)
9. Bishop Briggs – White Flag (-)
10. Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back
Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely
Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up
Bon Jovi – When We Were Us
CHVRCHES – Get Out
Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop – Capital Letters (new)
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Troye Sivan on his second #1 on my chart, “My My My!”, advancing from 3-1 this week. Sivan previously got to the top with 2016’s “Youth”, which had a three-week run that March. His sophomore album is due later this year. A big jump for Niall Horan‘s “On The Loose” puts him one spot away from his fourth solo top ten entry in a row. Moving from 20-11, it easily takes the title of this week’s Biggest Mover. Three new entries make this week’s top 40, with Taylor Swift‘s “Delicate” coming in the highest at #38. It’s the fourth chart single from her current album, reputation. Just below Swift’s latest release in the countdown, “We Were Here” (#39) by Lights and “Over My Head” (#40) by Echosmith also make their debuts. Will any of the three reach the top this spring? You’ll have to come back and see in the coming weeks.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 25, 2018

“Woman”, amen.

DEBUTS
40. Bülow – Not A Love Song
38. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Rozzi – Never Over You (40)
29. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Why Don’t We – Trust Fund Baby (32)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. George Ezra – Paradise (17) | PEAK: #10
09. Sheppard – Coming Home (07) | PEAK: #04
08. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Maroon 5 – Wait (06) | PEAK: #06
05. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (04) | PEAK: #02
04. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Troye Sivan – My My My! (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lights – We Were Here (4)
2. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (6)
3. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (3)
4. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (5)
5. Phillip Phillips – Into The Wild (7)
6. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (2)
7. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (9)
8. Coin – Growing Pains (8)
9. Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (-)
10. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back (new)
Anderson East – Girlfriend
Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely
Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up
Bon Jovi – When We Were Us (new)
CHVRCHES – Get Out
Ed Sheeran – Happier
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
James Bay – Wild Love
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree

Chart Notes:

  • Singer Janelle Monáe sat atop my chart for two weeks in the spring of 2012 as the featured artist on fun.‘s first of three #1 hits, “We Are Young”. Well, that trio may be long gone from the charts, but Monáe is back in a big way with her single “Make Me Feel”, coming in as the highest debut at #38. Last Thursday, the song was released as one of two cuts from her upcoming album Dirty Computer, due April 27. Look out for “Feel” at several radio formats in the coming weeks, including the Top 40 airwaves, where you may also find this week’s second debut. New at #40, “Not A Love Song” marks the debut of a newcomer named Bülow, a teenage singer who currently resides in The Netherlands, but grew up in several countries like Canada and Germany. Her song impacts at the Top 40 format on Tuesday; check back to see if it makes the Add Lib report that evening.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 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. We’re sending our love to everyone that has loved ones affected by the recent school tragedy in Florida. Now, let’s take on this week’s chart action from the pop airwaves:

YOUR PRESIDENT OF POP: Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” leads the nation once again headed into President’s Day, scoring a fourth week at the top of the chart. This is Warner Bros.’s first song at the format to reach that many weeks on top in over eight years: from November 2009 until January 2010, the record label had two consecutive #1 hits at that mark with Jason Derulo‘s “Whatcha Say” and Iyaz‘s “Replay”. Lipa’s “IDGAF”, which impacts at the format next Tuesday, is already starting to witness some significant early action at the format and should chart relatively quickly. Newcomer NF‘s “Let You Down”, which bolts from 7-4 this week, should be the next #1 on the Top 40 survey; if it continues its massive surge, it should easily pass Charlie Puth‘s “How Long” (holding at #3) and reach the top as early as the end of the week. (However, I would always welcome a fifth week at #1 for “Rules” here!)

“WHATEVER” FLOATS YOUR BOAT: With the holiday weekend in my mind, just a handful of records stand out as we head to the lower rungs of the chart. Leaping from 41-33, “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons is the week’s lone top 40 entry, giving the Las Vegas band their eighth top 40 hit at the format. It’s the third release from their album EVOLVE, and it’s still making moves on the Alternative (#6) and Triple A (#10) charts. Even if you’re not a chart fanatic, you’re likely familiar with this track from its use in a Jeep Renegade advertisement that debuted earlier this year. (After all, Imagine Dragons are the kings of syncs.) Meanwhile, it’s a big top 50 debut for the first collaboration from Marshmello and Anne-Marie, who lead the pack at #42 with “Friends”. It may even be in the top 40 as early as tomorrow, given how well it’s gained since its official impact on Tuesday. Marshmello is riding high on the Top 40 chart with this week’s #5 song, “Wolves” by Selena Gomez, so it won’t be a surprise to see this tune bloom well into the spring. (Don’t forget to water it daily for the best results.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 18, 2018

You go, “Woman”!

DEBUTS
40. Rozzi – Never Over You
39. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious
38. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Why Don’t We – Trust Fund Baby (37)
24. Niall Horan – On The Loose (30) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
17. George Ezra – Paradise (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (10) | PEAK: #10
09. The Script – Arms Open (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Sheppard – Coming Home (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Maroon 5 – Wait (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (05) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Troye Sivan – My My My! (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bülow – Not A Love Song (2)
2. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (1)
3. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (4)
4. Lights – We Were Here (10)
5. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (6)
6. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (-)
7. Phillip Phillips – Into The Wild (-)
8. Coin – Growing Pains (-)
9. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (-)
10. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle (8)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Girlfriend
Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely (new)
Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (new)
Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up (new)
CHVRCHES – Get Out
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
James Bay – Wild Love
Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special (new)
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree

Chart Notes:

  • A buzzing collaboration from DJ/producer Marshmello and singer Anne-Marie leads this week’s pack of three debuts, in at #38 with “Friends”. The song is approaching the top 40 at Top 40 radio, which follows a notable week of adds on Tuesday evening’s report. One notch lower, the first top 40 hit for Hayley Kiyoko comes in at #39. “Curious” is the first radio single off the upcoming set Expectations, due March 30. It, too, is approaching the top 40 at that radio format, though “Friends” is ahead of it. Finally, at #40, newcomer Rozzi starts her run for “Never Over You”, which just made the top 50 on the Hot AC chart. The singer and songwriter recorded under the name Rozzi Crane several years ago when signed to a different label.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 12-13, 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 five new jams impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALICE MERTON – “No Roots” (Mom+Pop/RED)
EP: No Roots (2017)
Past T40 History: Merton is the only newcomer in the mix. A former #1 hit on the Triple A survey, “No” is also #2 on Alternative.

DIPLO featuring MØ – “Get It Right” (Mad Decent/in2une)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: This (and an updated remix) was Diplo’s last single issued prior to his new record deal with Columbia Records.

FOSTER THE PEOPLE – “Sit Next To Me” (Columbia)
Album: Sacred Hearts Club (2017)
Past T40 History: “Pumped Up Kicks” remains the band’s biggest pop crossover out of two previous attempts, a #3 hit from 2011.

IMAGINE DRAGONS – “Whatever It Takes” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
Album: EVOLVE (2017)
Past T40 History: As “Thunder”, their former #1, is pulled from the list this week, “Whatever” is just a spot away from the top 40.

MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE – “Friends” (Warner Bros.)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Both acts are going for their third top 40 song. Marshmello is credited on Selena Gomez’s “Wolves”, now at #6.

Next week: Alternative crossover hits from Alice Merton and Imagine Dragons, and the newest collaboration from Diplo and  impact at the format. (Singles by the first two acts are already in the top 50 and approaching the top 40.)

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: February 11, 2018

The Dap-Kings stay king.

DEBUTS
38. Jack & Jack – Beg
37. Why Don’t We – Trust Fund Baby | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Niall Horan – On The Loose (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. George Ezra – Paradise (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
15. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (12) | PEAK: #09
08. The Script – Arms Open (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Maroon 5 – Wait (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Troye Sivan – My My My! (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Sheppard – Coming Home (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (03) | PEAK: #03
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (1)
2. Bülow – Not A Love Song (7)
3. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (6)
4. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (4)
5. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (2)
6. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (10)
7. Rozzi – Never Over You (-)
8. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle (8)
9. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (-)
10. Lights – We Were Here (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Girlfriend
CHVRCHES – Get Out
Coin – Growing Pains (new)
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
James Bay – Wild Love (new)
Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life
Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton – Say Something
LANCO – Greatest Love Story (new)
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree
Toto – Spanish Sea

Chart Notes:

  • New entries from Why Don’t We and Jack & Jack roll into the countdown, which means I could actually be a 14-year-old female in a 27-year-old male’s body. Who knows? Anyways, “Trust Fund Baby” from the pop quintet lands at #37, giving the boys their second top 40 hit on my chart. Their first, “Something Different”, got as high as #23 last fall. One additional song, “These Girls”, bubbled under the survey a couple of months ago. “Trust” was co-written by superstar Ed Sheeran. One spot lower, at #38, “Beg” becomes the first top 40 hit for the duo Jack & Jack. Jack Johnson and Gilinsky have worked together on both comedy bits and music for video platforms like Vine and YouTube for several years now, having accumulated nearly 165 million views on a personal account at the latter website. A new acoustic version of the release features labelmate Olivia O’Brien.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 28, 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. Alright, so I might not have dozens of shiny new awards to hand out, but I do have lots of top stats and great music on the weekly report. Are we good? Good. Let’s go:

WHAT’S “NEW”, DUA?: In its 23rd week on the chart, Dua Lipa‘s pop anthem “New Rules” becomes the new #1 on the Top 40 radio chart, up from #2 last week. It’s by far her biggest hit to date, both in the U.S. and globally. For her label, Warner Bros., “New” marks their first chart-topper on the Top 40 survey since May 2016, when “7 Years” by Lukas Graham spent a week at #1. The hit is approaching the top ten on both the Hot AC (#12) and Rhythmic (#14) charts, and definitely has a good chance of holding the top spot on the pop survey for at least another week. I mean, bops are bops; this isn’t rocket science! Lipa’s “IDGAF” is still gaining well on streaming services, especially following the debut of its video, and will hopefully be serviced to the format in the coming weeks.

ZEDD OVER HEELS: It’s another super busy week for new entries in the countdown, as six of them reach the top 50, with one of them in at #41: “The Middle”, a collaboration from Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey. It’s the 11th top 40 song for Zedd, the second for Grey (whose previous entry was with Zedd) and the first for Morris, who already has a handful of hits on the country radio list to her credit. (Watch out for a Target spot featuring the song during the Grammy Awards!) Next, charting at #44, is the third single off the the latest album from Imagine Dragons, ƎVOLVE. “Whatever It Takes” is now in the top 50 at three formats, with Alternative radio, where it stands at #11, leading the way. Of course, this single follows “Thunder”, which spent a week at #1 in November. A big record that also comes from the Alternative (and Triple A) airwaves debuts two spots lower at #46: “No Roots” by Alice Merton. It marks the first act or singer named Alice to make the Top 40 survey since the summer of 2000, when the dance project called Alice Deejay spent four nonconsecutive weeks at #19 with “Better Off Alone”.

Chart veteran Justin Timberlake comes in at #48 with “Supplies”, the current Urban and Rhythmic release from his forthcoming Man Of The Woods album, while two newcomers break in just below him: duo Jack & Jack with “Beg”, at #49, and soloist Symon with “Lonely Girl”, at #50. The debut of “Beg” was aided by a prominent feature on a syndicated countdown show last weekend, and a larger portion of airplay data for “Lonely” comes from the satellite radio world, where Symon co-hosts a nightly show for a notable pop station.

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