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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 22, 2020

Raining on the competition’s parade.

We’re dedicated to providing you with the best music from this week’s new release schedule, including new albums from Carly Rae Jepsen and The 1975 and big singles from Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Lady Gaga, Sia and more. New Music Friday is raining down hits:

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – 6-Pack (EP) (iTunes)
Features: “I Love My Country”, a current top 20 entry on the Country radio chart

THE 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form (iTunes)
Features: “Me & You Together Song”, a recent top 20 entry on the Alternative chart

Notable albums out this week: Ben Platt‘s Sing To Me Instead (Deluxe) (iTunes), Carly Rae Jepsen‘s Dedicated (Side B) (iTunes), Craig Morgan‘s God, Family, Country (iTunes), David Archuleta‘s Therapy Sessions (iTunes), Russ‘s Shake The Snow Globe (Deluxe) (iTunes), The Airborne Toxic Event‘s Hollywood Park (iTunes), Tove Lo‘s Sunshine Kitty (Paw Prints Edition) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Breland‘s Breland (iTunes), Dagny‘s Strangers/Lovers (Side A) (iTunes), Isabela Merced‘s The Better Half Of Me (iTunes), John-Robert‘s Bailey Barely Knew Me (iTunes), Tomorrow x Together‘s The Dream Chapter: Eternity (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Angels & Demons”, Jxdn (iTunes)
“Anyone But Her”, Cian Ducrot (iTunes)
“Be Me”, VINCINT (iTunes)
“Be Okay”, R3HAB & HRVY (iTunes)
“Better Days”, OneRepublic featuring KHEA (iTunes)
“Black And White (Stripped)”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Break My Heart (Jax Jones Remix)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Can’t Fight”, Lianne La Havas (iTunes)
“Don’t Stop”, Cobi (iTunes)
“Don’t Wanna”, HAIM (iTunes)
“Dreaming”, Green Day (iTunes)
“Driverless Cars”, Will Joseph Cook (iTunes)
“Empty Love”, Gracey & Ruel (iTunes)
“Energy”, Disclosure (iTunes)
“Fade To Black”, Corey Harper (iTunes)
“Falling In”, Inhaler (iTunes)
“Find Yourself”, Thunder Jackson (iTunes)
“Friends”, Jesse McCartney (iTunes)
“Give It Up”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“Green Eyes”, Will McCarry (iTunes)
“Hickory Dickory Dock”, Fredo (iTunes)
“How We Care”, Ben Hobbs (iTunes)
“I Am King”, Nasty Cherry (iTunes)
“I Don’t Really Like Your Boyfriend”, Avenue Beat (iTunes)
“I Need You To Hate Me”, JC Stewart (iTunes)
“I See You”, Phoebe Bridgers (iTunes)
“I Wanna Go Outside”, Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“In Your Eyes (Remix)”, The Weeknd featuring Doja Cat (iTunes)
“Insecurities”, Chris Wallace (iTunes)
“Karma”, Tipling Rock (iTunes)
“Lamb’s Wool”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Leap Of Faith”, Christopher (iTunes)
“Like U Do (Clear Eyes Remix)”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
“London In The Spring (Acoustic)”, Passenger (iTunes)
“Long Sleeves”, Gracie Abrams (iTunes)
“Love Not Loving You”, Foxes (iTunes)
“MadHappySad”, BabyJake (iTunes)
“Melt”, Twin XL (iTunes)
“Naïve”, Gia Woods (iTunes)
“Need It”, Migos featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again (iTunes)
“New Best Friend”, Neon Trees (iTunes)
“No Chorus Pt. 12”, BlocBoy JB & Tay Keith (iTunes)
“Nobody Like You”, Louis The Child & Vera Blue (iTunes)
“Nobody Likes Moving On”, SHY Martin (iTunes)
“On The Line”, San Cisco (iTunes)
“Open Up”, Umi (iTunes)
“Over You”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Overused”, Clara Mae featuring Gnash (iTunes)
“Pillow”, Wolf (iTunes)
“Power”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“Prospect”, Iann Dior featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Rabbit Hole”, Jake Bugg (iTunes)
“Rain On Me”, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Rescue Dog”, Train (iTunes)
“Rise Up”, Just Sam (iTunes)
“Rope”, Guccihighwaters (iTunes)
“Serpentine Prison”, Matt Berninger (iTunes)
“Slow Down (P2J Remix)”, Skip Marley & H.E.R. featuring DaVido & Oxlade (iTunes)
“So We Won’t Forget”, Khruangbin (iTunes)
“Strike”, Call Me Loop (iTunes)
“Surrender (Martin Jensen Remix)”, Natalie Taylor (iTunes)
“The Bottom (Let’s Eat Grandma Rework)”, Michelle (iTunes)
“The Truth”, Kygo & Valerie Broussard (iTunes)
“This Is What I Live For”, Blue October (iTunes)
“Together”, Sia (iTunes)
“Too Much”, Ro James featuring Miguel (iTunes)
“Two Of Us”, Alice Chater (iTunes)
“Until We Meet Again”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“Used To Love Me”, Kandi featuring Todrick Hall & Precious (iTunes)
“Welcome To My Mind”, Spencer Barnett (iTunes)
“What It Is”, KYLE (iTunes)
“Wunna”, Gunna (iTunes)
“You Should Probably Just Hang Up”, Nightly (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Lady Gaga and The Killers are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 10, 2019)

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. The chart veterans are having a decent time on the chart this week, but plenty of newcomers are also on the rise. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

LOVE FOUR “SOMEONE”: Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved” narrowly beat Post Malone‘s “Circles” to pick up a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with a gap of about 140 spins. Don’t worry, Post Malone fans; he’ll definitely be topping the chart by next weekend. Meanwhile, Capaldi’s enduring smash ranks at #2 and #5 on the Hot AC and AC charts, respectively.

Dua Lipa makes a bold move with “Don’t Start Now”, leaping from 45-25 to become her ninth top 40 hit at the format. It’s only six spots away from the peak of her last charting hit, the soundtrack cut “Swan Song”, which spent two weeks at #19 in March. Kesha‘s 16th top 40 entry here jumps from 42-34 this week. “Raising Hell” also marks the first credited chart hit for Big Freedia. Climbing from 44-40 is the last of three top 40 entries on the survey: “Make It Right” by BTS and Lauv, who earn their fifth and sixth top 40 hits, respectively. This collaboration charts concurrently with Lauv’s “F**k, I’m Lonely”, a collaboration with Anne-Marie that lifts from 37-36.

Travis Scott‘s “Highest In The Room”, a former #1 song on the Hot 100, debuts at #44 this week. On the Rhythmic chart, the song bolts from 10-6. Format newcomer Isabela Merced, a young actress that’s largely known for her work with Nickelodeon, comes in at #49 with “Papi”. Lastly, AJR enters at #50 with “Dear Winter”, a song that also enters at #50 on this week’s Hot AC chart.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 5, 2019)

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: Dua Lipa paces well ahead of the competition to secure the top spot with a song that’s really starting to climb in airplay. Who else is in the mix? Let’s add ’em up:

“START” THE CELEBRATION: After entering the top 50 on last Sunday’s published update, Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” will not be stopping anytime soon. Complimenting its top ten ranks on iTunes and Spotify in the U.S., the building hit begins at Top 40 radio with a very good 124 stations on impact, which easily makes it the Most Added release of the week. Though the single has not received an adds date at any other format so far, look for it to earn some airplay at the Hot AC and Rhythmic formats soon. “Don’t” should be well into the top 40 on the pop chart by the weekend.

Elsewhere, Travis Scott earns his best week yet with “Highest In The Room”, a top ten single on the Rhythmic radio survey that’s on the move at some Top 40 outlets. It earned 42 new stations during the session, which puts it in the runner-up position. Landing in sixth place at the format, Louis Tomlinson‘s “We Made It” officially impacts this week, adding another 16 stations to its total.

Recent charting releases by Blackbear, Kesha and Tones And I are among those prominent titles making up the rest of the top ten.

Next week, look out for potentially solid results for recent collaborations from MAX and Chromeo and Zedd and Kehlani.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DUA LIPA, “Don’t Start Now” (Warner)
2. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Highest In The Room” (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic)
3. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
4. KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA, “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
5. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
6. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
7-T. ISABELA MERCED, “Papi” (Republic)
7-T. SELENA GOMEZ, “Lose You To Love Me” (Interscope)
9. AJR, “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
10. BTS featuring LAUV, “Make It Right” (BigHit/Columbia)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 29, 2019)

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: Selena Gomez has a winning song about losing, while Kesha is raising her profile on the log with her new collaboration. Let’s add ’em up:

“LOSE” WINS BIG: Pop star Selena Gomez, who’s looking for her first #1 song at the format since the spring of 2016, could be a couple of months away from it with “Lose You To Love Me”, which debuted last week. The very personal ballad easily grabs the top spot on this week’s report with a giant 168 stations on impact, which doesn’t include a handful of adds that came in early last week. It also led yesterday’s report at Hot AC radio with 37 stations there. The song entered at #29 on last Sunday’s published update. At this point, it could be vying for a solid move into the top 20 by the weekend.

In second place with a very strong total, Kesha’s “Raising Hell”, a collaboration with Big Freedia, is in with 83 stations. After just sneaking into this past weekend’s chart at #50, it should have larger jump up the chart, likely well into the top 40. It also ranked in second place on yesterday’s log at Hot AC radio, coming in with 18 stations.

Recent charting releases by Blackbear, Charlie Puth and Tones And I are among those prominent titles making up the rest of the top ten, which also includes an impacting title from AJR and some early action for Louis Tomlinson‘s latest.

Next week, Dua Lipa‘s upcoming single “Don’t Start Now” should, in fact, start atop the usual adds report at the format.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SELENA GOMEZ, “Lose You To Love Me” (Interscope)
2. KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA, “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
4. ISABELA MERCED, “Papi” (Republic)
5-T. AJR, “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
5-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
7-T. DAN + SHAY featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “10,000 Hours” (Warner)
7-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
9. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “Mother” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 28-29, 2019)

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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJR – “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
Album: Neotheater (2019)
Past T40 History: After being pushed back several times now, the trio will be going for their fourth top 40 entry at the pop format.

ISABELA MERCED – “Papi” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: Actress and singer Merced impacts at the Top 40 format for the first time. Early airplay for the single is limited.

KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA – “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: High Road (2020)
Past T40 History: Big Freedia was previously heard (but not credited) on Drake’s hit “Nice For What”, which went to #12 in 2018.

SELENA GOMEZ – “Lose You To Love Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: As this ballad holds steady at #1 on iTunes and Spotify, it should easily claim the top spot on this week’s report.

Next week: Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” should start pretty well on next Tuesday’s report, as Louis Tomlinson‘s “We Made It” also competes for a spot in the top five.

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

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