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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 8, 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. As we mourn the death of singer and rapper Juice WRLD at the young age of 21, here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

A “GOOD” LIFE: Lizzo‘s “Good As Hell”, with a very small loss in spins, holds at #1 on the Top 40 chart for a third week. The big hit is still in positive territory on both the Rhythmic (up 8-7) and Hot AC (up 11-9) radio charts. It appears that “Water Me”, a single that Lizzo originally released in 2017, will be splashing onto the airwaves at all three formats soon. (It has about 115 spins across the formats this week.)

Harry Styles scores his fourth top 40 hit outside of One Direction with the song that debuts at #33, “Adore You”. The single can be found on his upcoming album Fine Line, due on Friday. (It’s not a cover of the song that Miley Cyrus took to #15 in 2014.) Two other songs from the project, “Lights Up” and “Watermelon Sugar”, are continuing to receive minor airplay from several stations.

Climbing from 43-40, the Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin are new to the region with “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”. It’s the 19th top 40 single at the format for the group and their first since 2011. Additionally, it’s the sixth top 40 hit for Balvin, who’s proving to be a popular collaborator as of late: he’s been featured on minor chart entries for DJ Snake and Major Lazer in the last few weeks.

The only top 50 entry of note is a viral hit that was driven by the video app TikTok: “Yellow Hearts” by Ant Saunders lands at #48 this week. It’s his first chart record and impacts on Tuesday.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 12, 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: Zedd and Kehlani earned the strongest results of any impacting tune on the report, but does their good thing endure at the top? Let’s add ’em up:

ONE “GOOD” EVENING: After a tight race for most of the day, Zedd and Kehlani’s “Good Thing” edged ahead at the end with a nice first week total of 41 stations, just a handful of adds ahead of some established hits: Tones And I‘s “Dance Monkey” (40) and Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” (38). “Good” is already racing towards the top 50 and will probably get there in the next few days. A spot lower than Lipa is another impacting record, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” by the Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin. It secures that fourth place finish with 35 stations on impact. The collaboration earned an additional 16 adds at the Rhythmic format, picking up the same rank of fourth place.

Elsewhere, MAX and Chromeo tied for fifth place on the log with two dozen stations adding “Checklist” this week. Recent singles from acts like Kesha and Louis Tomlinson are among the titles extending their run in the top ten.

There’s a “Sugar” rush coming next week on behalf of BROCKHAMPTON, who impact at the format for the first time.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ZEDD & KEHLANI, “Good Thing” (Interscope)
2. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
3. DUA LIPA, “Don’t Start Now” (Warner)
4. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
5-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
5-T. MAX featuring CHROMEO, “Checklist” (The Orchard)
7. AJR, “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
8-T. KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA, “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
8-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
10. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Highest In The Room” (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 11-12, 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 three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: The collaboration heavily samples from Corona’s “The Rhythm Of The Night”, which got to #8 in January 1995.

MAX featuring CHROMEO – “Checklist” (The Orchard)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: In July 2014, Chromeo earned their only chart song to date with “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”, which reached #39.

ZEDD & KEHLANI – “Good Thing” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019/20)
Past T40 History: The song title has hit the top 50 on the chart three times, including a #1 for Fine Young Cannibals in June 1989.

Next week: Brockhampton impacts at the format for the very first time with “Sugar”. How sweet will this result be?

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 17, 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. We may not have an Irish act at the top, but that shouldn’t ruin your St. Patrick’s Day fun. Let’s drink to this pop power and check out what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

PUT A “RINGS” ON IT: For the second consecutive week, Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings” is the shiny #1 song at the Top 40 format. It does lose some ground from last week, though it’s less than 1% of its spin total. The song is looking to spend a third week atop the chart, and with the next bulleted entry about 4,500 spins away, chances are that it’ll accomplish that.

This week’s top 40 action is led by “Here With Me”, the first collaboration for Marshmello and CVHRCHES, which starts at #38. It’s the sixth top 40 entry for the mysterious DJ and the first for the trio, who first entered the Alternative list during the fall of 2013 with “The Mother We Share”. Khalid‘s “Talk” bounces up from 42-39, marking his eighth song to reach the region at the format. At #40, moving up six spots from a week ago, “I Can’t Get Enough” by Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin is also a top 40 entry this week. This is the third top 40 hit as an artist for Blanco, the first for Tainy, the 16th solo hit for Gomez and the fifth for Balvin. In addition to these titles, “Woke Up Late” by Drax Project and Hailee Steinfeld re-enters the top 40, rising 41-36.

The first collaboration for Lauv and Troye Sivan leads some more activity in the top 50, with “I’m So Tired…” launching at #45. It ranked in second place on last Tuesday’s adds report and should continue to develop at the format in the coming weeks. Debuting at #47, teenager AJ Mitchell makes some moves with his second chart entry, “All My Friends”. It follows “Girls”, which got as high as #38 in December. Lastly, coming in at #50, Alec Benjamin climbs onto the list with “Let Me Down Slowly”, a song that’s been just below the region for some time now. Thanks to about a dozen or stations and some syndicated airplay, it’s now on the chart.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 11-12, 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 new titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ANDY GRAMMER – “Don’t Give Up On Me” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
Album: Five Feet Apart (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: Grammer’s past two singles both stalled at #41 on the Top 40 survey. Will this soundtrack song perform better?

BENNY BLANCO, TAINY, SELENA GOMEZ & J BALVIN – “I Can’t Get Enough” (NEON15/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The collaboration is now in the top 50 ahead of its adds date. Blanco spent two weeks at the top with “Eastside”.

LAUV & TROYE SIVAN – “I’m So Tired…” (in2une/AWAL)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: With a combined six top 40 titles and some massive streaming numbers, the format isn’t tired of these guys yet.

MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES – “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Marshmello is on a hot streak, but the featured band only had their first top 50 single weeks ago with “Miracle”.

Next week: new titles from Bryce Vine, CNCO and Twenty One Pilots are among the songs flying onto the Top 40 airwaves.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 28-29, 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’s the one track impacting this week at the Top 40 format before the holiday weekend:

CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN – “I Like It” (Atlantic)
Album: Invasion Of Privacy (2018)
Past T40 History: Now in the top 40 here, Cardi B’s fourth chart song looks to follow “Finesse” (with Bruno Mars) to the top spot.

Next week: Pharrell Williams and Camila Cabello make it official with the juicy “Sangria Wine”, but newcomer Sofia Reyes is prepared to count “1, 2, 3” dozen adds for her collaboration with Jason Derulo and De La Ghetto. Who wins? Stay tuned.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 8, 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: impacting tracks by NF and The Weeknd face off against Drake for the title of Most Added on this Tuesday’s results. Whose name we will call out? Let’s add ’em up:

“NICE” TO BE WITH YOU: Things got competitive late into the afternoon in the race for the Most Added release on this week’s pop report, but with Drake‘s “Nice For What” continuing its scorching run up the charts, it blows past its competitors to claim the the top spot for the first time. Up from second place last week, “Nice” gets extra nice at 43 new stations, pacing ahead of NF‘s “Lie” (29) and The Weeknd‘s “Call Out My Name” (23), both solid in their own right. The latter two songs have yet to reach the top 50, but that will soon change! Both cuts originate from former #1 albums on the Billboard 200 list: the latter is taken from Perception, which ruled for a week last October, and the latter is taken from My Dear Melancholy,, an EP that ranked at #1 in April.

One other record of note this week comes from producers NOTD and singer Bea Miller titled “I Wanna Know”. Wanna know the number of adds it received? Sure you do: a dozen, tying it for seventh place. The two guys have never charted at this format before, though they have remixed a number of songs that have received airplay in the past. Miller has two minor entries to date; “Know” is likely to become her second top 40 song, which follows “Young Blood”, peaking at #38 in December 2014.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DRAKE, “Nice For What” (YMCMB/Republic)
2. NF, “Lie” (Caroline)
3. THE WEEKND, “Call Out My Name” (XO/Republic)
4. ZAYN, “Let Me” (RCA)
5. LIAM PAYNE & J BALVIN, “Familiar” (Republic)
6. BRYCE VINE, “Drew Barrymore” (Republic)
7-T. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss” (Columbia)
7-T. NOTD featuring BEA MILLER, “I Wanna Know” (Island/Republic)
9-T. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
9-T. TOM WALKER, “Leave A Light On” (Relentless/Epic)

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