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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 5, 2018

Here come the Boys.

DEBUTS
40. Dean Lewis – Be Alright
38. Snow Patrol – Empress | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Zedd & Elley Duhé – Happy Now (37)
31. Anne-Marie – 2002 (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
29. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (34)
19. Imagine Dragons – Natural (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Ben Rector – Drive (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (08) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (06) | PEAK: #02
06. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. John Mayer – New Light (02) | PEAK: #02
02. George Ezra – Shotgun (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Picture This – When We Were Young (2)
2. Josh Groban – Granted (3)
3. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (4)
4. American Authors – Deep Water (5)
5. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (7)
6. Muse – Something Human (10)
7. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me (-)
8. Donovan Woods – Another Way (8)
9. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (-)
10. P!nk – Secrets (-)

In The Mix:
MAGIC! – Kiss Me
Max Frost – Good Morning
Max George – Barcelona
Robyn – Missing U (new)
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – Side Effects
The Revivalists – All My Friends (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • The sweet sound of the Backstreet Boys is at #1 for a second week, as “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” holds steady, while Paul McCartney has this week’s only top ten entry, up 11-10 with “Come On To Me”. (Didn’t think I’d be saying that in 2018!) Rising from 38-31, Anne-Marie‘s flashback favorite “2002” is the Biggest Mover in the top 40. Snow Patrol debuts at #38 with their eighth top 40 song to date, “Empress”, the highest of two new entries. It follows “Don’t Give In”, which peaked at #14 earlier this year. The two singles can be found on the group’s album Wildness. Australian newcomer Dean Lewis comes in at #40 with “Be Alright”, which is doing more than just alright, as it holds at #1 on iTunes down under. Lewis’s new single impacts at the Hot AC and Triple A radio formats a week from Monday. (“Waves” bubbled under my top 40 earlier this year.)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 29, 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. Gather ’round, “Girls” and boys, because it’s full of top bops and outstanding performers fighting for their shot in the pop arena. Who packs the poppiest punch this week? We’re about to find out together:

“GIRLS” JUST WANT TO HAVE ONE: After one week at #1, Taylor Swift‘s “Delicate” slips to #3, switching places with “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B, which climbs from 3-1. It’s the group’s tenth chart-topper at the format, while frontman Adam Levine has another two solo #1 songs outside of the band, putting him at a even dozen. Meanwhile, Cardi B scores her second, which comes just over four months after her first as a collaborator on Bruno Mars‘s remix of “Finesse”. Holding in the #2 spot, the collaboration “Friends” continues to gain nicely for Marshmello and Anne-Marie, though the latter soloist heads for adds a week from now with her current hit in Europe titled “2002”. Will “Friends” reach #1 before it charts, or will Post Malone‘s “Better Now” (up 9-7 this week) beat them to the top? We’ll find out in the coming weeks.

HITS ON THE “RISE”: As mentioned last week, the bottom half of the chart is extremely active once again, thanks to a handful of titles being purged from the chart. This means that there are five new songs racing into the top 40, led by Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman” (up 41-26) and Charlie Puth‘s “The Way I Am” (up 43-35). It’s the 17th top 40 release at the format for Grande, as Puth collects his ninth. Multi-artist collaborations assembled by producer DJ Khaled (“No Brainer”, new at #37) and songwriter Benny Blanco (“Eastside”, up 49-38) are next in line, followed by the first top 40 hit by the duo Loote, “Your Side Of The Bed”, up 42-40.

Elsewhere, look for potent new entries from rockers Imagine Dragons, who enter at #45 with “Natural”, and the first top 40 entry together for producer Jonas Blue and pop duo Jack & Jack, “Rise”, which rises from outside the top 50 to #47. The former title is building nicely at the Alternative and Hot AC formats, while the latter one is now in the top five in England, Ireland and Scotland. In the #50 spot is this week’s third and final top 50 debut, though its loss in spins may hinder it from going much further at the format. “Heart To Break” is the first entry for German transgender singer Kim Petras.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 29, 2018

The Boys are back in town.

DEBUTS
38. Anne-Marie – 2002
37. Zedd & Elley Duhé – Happy Now | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
25. Imagine Dragons – Natural (33)
21. Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ben Rector – Drive (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Jason Mraz – Have It All (07) | PEAK: #04
08. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (08) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (06) | PEAK: #02
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. George Ezra – Shotgun (04) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Younger (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Snow Patrol – Empress (5)
2. Picture This – When We Were Young (4)
3. Josh Groban – Granted (1)
4. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (2)
5. American Authors – Deep Water (6)
6. Daughtry – Deep End (3)
7. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (8)
8. Donovan Woods – Another Way (7)
9. Max George – Barcelona (9)
10. Muse – Something Human (-)

In The Mix:
Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me (new)
MAGIC! – Kiss Me
Max Frost – Good Morning (new)
P!nk – Secrets (new)
Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (new)
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – Side Effects (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • They’ve gone nearly 17 years without a #1 hit on my survey, but Backstreet’s back, alright! Up 2-1, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” puts the Backstreet Boys in the top spot for the first time since 2001’s “Drowning”, and that shatters the record for the longest wait between #1 singles. Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman” maintains the title of Biggest Mover for the second week, soaring from 31-21 in its third week in the countdown. It’s the follow-up to “No Tears Left To Cry”, which got as high as #2 and currently sits at #6. Lastly, there are two new singles in the top 40 this week: “Happy Now” (#37) pairs Zedd and newcomer Elley Duhé, while “2002” (#38) marks a new chart entry for Anne-Marie. “Happy” impacts at the Top 40 format on Tuesday, while “2002” impacts at both the Hot AC and Top 40 formats next Monday and Tuesday.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 24, 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: it’s a holy hit session, led by the newest single by Ariana Grande. How’s the rest of the pop world looking? It’s time for the musical miracle of analyzing adds, so let’s read on and add ’em up:

WONDER “WOMAN”: Flying high at #1 on this week’s Top 40 report is “God Is A Woman” by Ariana Grande, which comes just about a week after “No Tears Left To Cry”, the lead single from Sweetener, topped the published chart. It’s new at 88 stations; look for it to continue its huge gains and upward movement throughout the next few weeks. The album arrives on August 17. (Get ready for a bible full of bops, at least if “God” commands you to listen.)

The rest of the top five is packed with recent Urban crossovers and additional impacting singles, like “Eastside” by benny blanco, Halsey and Khalid, which climbs from sixth to third place with 48 new stations this week. That collaboration is well on its way to top 40 status, as is Charlie Puth‘s “The Way I Am”, tied for fourth place with 37 new stations on the latest report. Meanwhile, the current single from Imagine Dragons, titled “Natural”, sneaks into the top ten with 16 new stations, tied for sixth place. No adds date has been set for the hit at this format, but it pulled in 43 stations at Alternative radio (second place) and 37 stations at Hot AC radio (first place) during this week’s Monday and Tuesday sessions.

Next week, look out for a couple of notable duets to score some solid numbers, performed by Cheat Codes and Little Mix (“Only You”) and Zedd and Elley Duhé (“Happy Now”), while Childish Gambino goes it alone for “Summertime Magic”.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “God Is A Woman” (Republic)
2. DRAKE, “In My Feelings” (YMCMB/Republic)
3. BENNY BLANCO, HALSEY & KHALID, “Eastside” (Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
4-T. CHARLIE PUTH, “The Way I Am” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
4-T. JUICE WRLD, “Lucid Dreams” (Grade A/Interscope)
6-T. BEBE REXHA, “I’m A Mess” (Warner Bros.)
6-T. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Natural” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
6-T. TIESTO & DZEKO featuring PREME and POST MALONE, “Jackie Chan” (Casablanca/Republic)
9-T. JONAS BLUE featuring JACK & JACK, “Rise” (Capitol)
9-T. KYGO featuring MIGUEL, “Remind Me To Forget” (Ultra/RCA)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 22, 2018

All four Greatness.

DEBUTS
40. Mondo Cozmo – Tonight Tonight
38. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
33. Imagine Dragons – Natural | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours (31)
20. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
19. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (09) | PEAK: #07
09. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (08) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Jason Mraz – Have It All (06) | PEAK: #04
06. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (03) | PEAK: #02
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (07) | PEAK: #05
04. George Ezra – Shotgun (05) | PEAK: #04
03. John Mayer – New Light (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Younger (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Josh Groban – Granted (1)
2. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
3. Daughtry – Deep End (3)
4. Picture This – When We Were Young (8)
5. Snow Patrol – Empress (-)
6. American Authors – Deep Water (6)
7. Donovan Woods – Another Way (9)
8. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (-)
9. Max George – Barcelona (10)
10. Zedd & Elley Duhé – Happy Now (-)

In The Mix:
MAGIC! – Kiss Me
Matt Nathanson – Way Way Back
Muse – Something Human (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a fourth (and possibly final) week at the top for “Younger” by A Great Big World, as duo’s current entry loses its bullet on this week’s chart. Still, it’s been a great run for the two men, who now have 15 total weeks at the top over three #1 singles. “High Horse” by Kacey Musgraves (26-20) and “God Is A Woman” by Ariana Grande (37-31) are up six spots this week, tying for the title of Biggest Mover, as three debuts by Imagine Dragons (“Natural”, #33), Panic! At The Disco (“High Hopes”, #38) and Mondo Cozmo (“Tonight Tonight”, #40) take over the lower rungs of the list. The former two singles are building quickly at the Alternative radio format, while the lattermost title recently entered the top 50 on the Triple A chart.

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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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