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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #10-1

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

10. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time”
Album: (single only)
Label: Epic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

9. LIZZO, “Juice”
Album: Cuz I Love You
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

8. KEANE, “The Way I Feel”
Album: Cause And Effect
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks

7. SHAWN MENDES, “If I Can’t Have You”
Album: Shawn Mendes (Deluxe)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks

6. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow”
Album: A Star Is Born (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #1 for four weeks
2018 YE: #89

5. ILLENIUM & JON BELLION, “Good Things Fall Apart”
Album: Ascend
Label: Astralwerks/Capitol
Peak: #1 for one week

4. BASTILLE, “Joy”
Album: Doom Days
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for three weeks

3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Need To Calm Down”
Album: Lover
Label: Republic
Peak: #2

2. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Rainbow”
Album: Golden Hour
Label: MCA Nashville/Capitol
Peak: #1 for six weeks

1. PANIC AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Album: Pray For The Wicked
Label: Fueled By Ramen/EMG
Peak: #1 for one week

That’s it for the countdown! Scroll down for more information from this year’s top 100 list. Thanks for visiting PGTC!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 6, 2019

The “Dance” goes on.

DEBUTS
39. Lukas Graham – Lie
38. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks
32. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Adam Lambert – Superpower (38)
30. Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You (36)
24. The Script – The Last Time (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Maroon 5 – Memories (26)
15. Lizzo – Good As Hell (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
09. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Normani – Motivation (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Stephen Puth – Look Away (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Taylor Swift – Lover (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Zara Larsson – All The Time (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ben Platt – Rain (1)
2. OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (4)
3. James Blunt – Cold (3)
4. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (2)
5. Parachute – Had It All (6)
6. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (9)
7. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (7)
8. Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain (8)
9. FINNEAS – Shelter (-)
10. Liam Payne – Stack It Up (-)

In The Mix:
Bebe Rexha – You Can’t Stop The Girl
Bülow – Boys Will Be Boys
Celine Dion – Imperfections
Dan & Shay and Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours (new)
Dean Lewis – Straight Back Down
Diplo featuring Jonas Brothers – Lonely
Echosmith – Lonely Generation
John Splithoff – Proud
Oh Wonder – Hallelujah
Rex Orange County – 10/10
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!

Chart Notes:

  • Newcomer Tones And I grabs a second week at #1 on my personal chart with “Dance Monkey”, which has now reached the top spot in more than a dozen countries, including the U.K. during this past Friday’s chart reveal. The Script rises from 32-24 with the week’s Biggest Mover, “The Last Time”, the first release from their forthcoming studio album. Much like those two acts, the three performers behind the week’s new entries were born outside of the U.S., with Ireland’s Niall Horan leading the parade at #32 with “Nice To Meet Ya”. Further down, Canada’s Scott Helman and Denmark’s Lukas Graham hit the top 40 at #38 and #39, respectively, with “Everything Sucks” and “Lie”. Of the three of them, Horan is the only one to hit #1 (as a solo artist and with a group), while Helman and the band have history in the top ten.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 29, 2019

Strikes the right Tones.

DEBUTS
40. American Authors featuring Maddie Poppe & Phillip Phillips – Bring It On Home
38. Adam Lambert – Superpower | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. The Script – The Last Time (37)
26. Maroon 5 – Memories (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey – Don’t Call Me Angel (32)
22. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me (27)
11. Normani – Motivation (16)
(see #6 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (06) | PEAK: #04
08. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Stephen Puth – Look Away (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Lover (12) | PEAK: #06
05. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Zara Larsson – All The Time (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ben Platt – Rain (4)
2. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (3)
3. James Blunt – Cold (1)
4. OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (8)
5. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (2)
6. Parachute – Had It All (9)
7. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (6)
8. Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain (10)
9. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (7)
10. Lukas Graham – Lie (-)

In The Mix:
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Bebe Rexha – You Can’t Stop The Girl
Bülow – Boys Will Be Boys
Celine Dion – Imperfections
Dean Lewis – Straight Back Down
Diplo featuring Jonas Brothers – Lonely (new)
Echosmith – Lonely Generation (new)
FINNEAS – Shelter (new)
John Splithoff – Proud
Liam Payne – Stack It Up
Oh Wonder – Hallelujah
Rex Orange County – 10/10
Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (new)
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Australia’s Tones And I, who advances from 3-1 on this week’s chart with “Dance Monkey”. It’s her first #1 song on my chart. At this time, the single has also reached the top spot nationally in countries like Australia, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden. Maroon 5 rises from 35-26 with “Memories”, taking this week’s Biggest Mover title, while Adam Lambert‘s “Superpower” debuts at #38, marking this week’s top new entry. Starting at #40 is another debut song, “Bring It On Home” by American Authors. While you can find the original cut on their album Seasons, a new version, which debuted on Friday, features American Idol champs Maddie Poppe and Phillip Phillips.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 22, 2019

Three times the “Time”.

DEBUTS
39. Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You
37. The Script – The Last Time
35. Maroon 5 – Memories | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey – Don’t Call Me Angel (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
31. Walk Off The Earth – I’ll Be There (36)
23. Lizzo – Good As Hell (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Keane – The Way I Feel (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Stephen Puth – Look Away (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Zara Larsson – All The Time (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James Blunt – Cold (1)
2. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (2)
3. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (3)
4. Ben Platt – Rain (4)
5. Adam Lambert – Superpower (7)
6. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (5)
7. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (9)
8. OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (-)
9. Parachute – Had It All (-)
10. Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Bebe Rexha – You Can’t Stop The Girl (new)
Bülow – Boys Will Be Boys (new)
Celine Dion – Imperfections (new)
Dean Lewis – Straight Back Down
John Newman & Nina Nesbitt – Without You
John Splithoff – Proud (new)
Liam Payne – Stack It Up (new)
Oh Wonder – Hallelujah
Rex Orange County – 10/10
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!
Weezer – The End Of The Game

Chart Notes:

  • Zara Larsson remains at #1 on my personal chart for the third week with “All The Time”, leading a top three of all female soloists. For more women making solid moves on the chart, look no further than Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, jumping from 39-32 with the Biggest Mover in the top 40, “Don’t Call Me Angel”. Three singles are new to the survey, led by Maroon 5‘s “Memories” at #35, with The Script debuting at #37 with “The Last Time” and Maddie Poppe coming in at #39 with “Not Losing You”. The two groups have reached the top spot with several songs now, while soloist Poppe has one top ten entry to date.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 15, 2019

“All” good for a second week.

DEBUTS
39. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey – Don’t Call Me Angel
37. John Mayer – Carry Me Away | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Louis Tomlinson – Kill My Mind (40)
31. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me (38)
30. Grace Potter – Love Is Love (35)
28. Lizzo – Good As Hell (34)
16. Dean Lewis – Waves (21)
15. Taylor Swift – Lover (27) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Stephen Puth – Look Away (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Keane – The Way I Feel (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Zara Larsson – All The Time (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James Blunt – Cold (3)
2. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (1)
3. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (5)
4. Ben Platt – Rain (7)
5. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (6)
6. Morgxn – A New Way (2)
7. Adam Lambert – Superpower (8)
8. Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You (-)
9. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (9)
10. JOHN.k – If We Never Met (10)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain
Dean Lewis – Straight Back Down (new)
John Newman & Nina Nesbitt – Without You
New Hope Club – Love Again
Oh Wonder – Hallelujah
OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (new)
Parachute – Had It All (new)
Rex Orange County – 10/10 (new)
Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!
The Highwomen – The Chain
Weezer – The End Of The Game (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Zara Larsson stays at #1 on my personal chart for a second week with “All The Time”, while Taylor Swift leaps from 27-15 with this week’s Biggest Mover, the title track from her current album Lover. John Mayer earns the highest of two debuts on the survey, entering at #37 with “Carry Me Away”. The tune will reach the top 50 on the published Hot AC chart tomorrow. The new collaboration “Don’t Call Me Angel” lands at #39 for Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, which came out early Friday morning. The song is featured on the soundtrack to the new Charlie’s Angels film, which Grande also executive-produced; the album is due on November 1, while the film opens November 15.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 8, 2019

“Time” for a new chart-topper.

DEBUTS
40. Louis Tomlinson – Kill My Mind
39. Walk Off The Earth – I’ll Be There
38. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me
34. Lizzo – Good As Hell | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Diplo featuring Morgan Wallen – Heartless (36)
27. Taylor Swift – Lover (34) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Why Don’t We – What Am I (33) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks (tie)
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – Joy (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Stephen Puth – Look Away (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (14) | PEAK: #08
07. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Keane – The Way I Feel (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (06) | PEAK: #05
03 Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Zara Larsson – All The Time (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (1)
2. Morgxn – A New Way (2)
3. James Blunt – Cold (5)
4. John Mayer – Carry Me Away (-)
5. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (7)
6. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (10)
7. Ben Platt – Rain (-)
8. Adam Lambert – Superpower (-)
9. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (-)
10. JOHN.k – If We Never Met (9)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain
John Newman & Nina Nesbitt – Without You
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor
Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You
New Hope Club – Love Again
Oh Wonder – Hallelujah (new)
Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!
The Highwomen – The Chain
The Score – Stay

Chart Notes:

  • Zara Larsson scores her first #1 song on my personal chart with “All The Time”, soaring from 4-1 this week. She previously peaked at #5 late last year with “Ruin My Life”. The new radio singles for Taylor Swift and Why Don’t We tie for the week’s Biggest Mover, with “Lover” and “What Am I”, respectively, climbing seven notches. There’s quite a bit of debut action at the bottom of the chart, led by Lizzo‘s “Good As Hell” at #34. The 2016 release is now a solid sales and streaming hit thanks to Lizzo’s heightened profile and a recent award show performance. The other three entries land between #38 and #40 on my list, with “Let It Be Me” from Steve Aoki and the Backstreet Boys at #38, followed by “I’ll Be There” by Walk Off The Earth just behind them and “Kill My Mind” by Louis Tomlinson anchoring the bottom of the survey. This marks the first chart appearance for producer Aoki to date. The first two titles impact at the Hot AC format at some point this month.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 1, 2019

Good thing it’s #1!

DEBUTS
39. Grace Potter – Love Is Love
34. Taylor Swift – Lover | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Why Don’t We – What Am I (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Normani – Motivation (32)
25. Ingrid Michaelson – Young And In Love (31)
22. Dean Lewis – Waves (27)
18. Katy Perry – Small Talk (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (07) | PEAK: #07
09. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Bastille – Joy (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Zara Larsson – All The Time (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Keane – The Way I Feel (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (5)
2. Morgxn – A New Way (4)
3. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (3)
4. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (1)
5. James Blunt – Cold (-)
6. Lizzo – Good As Hell (10)
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (6)
8. NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven (8)
9. JOHN.k – If We Never Met (9)
10. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain
Ben Platt – Rain (new)
John Newman & Nina Nesbitt – Without You (new)
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor
Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You
Miley Cyrus – Slide Away
New Hope Club – Love Again
Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya! (new)
The Highwomen – The Chain
The Score – Stay
Walk Off The Earth – I’ll Be There (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Illenium and Jon Bellion move from 3-1 on this week’s chart with “Good Things Fall Apart”, the first #1 song for both acts. You can find the hit on Illenium’s album Ascend, which was released two weeks ago. Why Don’t We climbs from 40-33 with this week’s Biggest Mover, “What Am I”, one of last week’s top five Most Added singles at the Top 40 format. Two very lovable debuts also reach the top 40, with Taylor Swift‘s “Lover” bowing at #34 and Grace Potter‘s “Love Is Love” entering at #39. Swift’s album cut is looking to make the top 50 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 charts this week from unsolicited airplay, while Potter’s song may land just outside the top 40 on the Triple A chart.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 25, 2019

A Keane sense of a hit.

DEBUTS
40. Why Don’t We – What Am I
39. Diplo featuring Morgan Wallen – Heartless | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Normani – Motivation (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
31. Ingrid Michaelson – Young And In Love (38)
28. Keane – Love Too Much (33)
23. Katy Perry – Small Talk (29)
19. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (25)
18. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (23)
13. Stephen Puth – Look Away (18)
11. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (16)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Zara Larsson – All The Time (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Bastille – Joy (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Keane – The Way I Feel (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (1)
2. Stanaj – Love Me (4)
3. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (2)
4. Morgxn – A New Way (6)
5. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (8)
6. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (7)
7. Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (3)
8. NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven (10)
9. JOHN.k – If We Never Met (9)
10. Lizzo – Good As Hell (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain (new)
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor
Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You (new)
Miley Cyrus – Slide Away
New Hope Club – Love Again
Taylor Swift – Lover
Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday
The Highwomen – The Chain
The Score – Stay

Chart Notes:

  • Keane remains at #1 for the second week with “The Way I Feel”, which marks their sixth overall career week at the top. Their forthcoming set, Cause And Effect, is out September 20. Normani scores this week’s Biggest Mover with “Motivation”, taking a nice leap from 40-32. A pair of new songs reach the top 40 this week, led by the Diplo and Morgan Wallen collaboration “Heartless” at #39. Though Wallen’s hit the top of the Country radio chart twice since last year, this single impacts at the Hot AC format next month. One notch lower, the band Why Don’t We grabs their fourth top 40 entry on my chart with “What Am I”, which also heads for adds at the Hot AC and Top 40 formats next month.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 18, 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. For this 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the time in which I would take stock of the radio action for the week is about to begin. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“BAD” IS STILL GOOD: As she falls to #2 on the Alternative radio list, Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” holds steady at #1 this week on the Top 40 chart for a second frame. The cut is already down more than 800 spins from last week, so you can expect that “Señorita” (which ranks at #3 on this update) will easily climb to the top next week for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.

Climbing from 42-38 on the chart, “Post Malone” marks the first top 40 songs for both Sam Feldt and RANI. Malone’s newest hit, the Young Thug-assisted “Goodbyes”, moves from 10-8 this week. It’s the first time that an artist has appeared in the top 40 at the same time that their name is featured in the title of a top 40 song since early 2012, when the legendary Mick Jagger was a featured artist on “THE (The Hardest Ever)” by will.i.am and Jennifer Lopez and inspired “Moves Like Jagger”, a #1 song for Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera. Rising from 45-39, “Good Things Fall Apart” gives Illenium his first top 40 single here and returns Jon Bellion to the top 40 for his third appearance to date. The late Avicii also lands in the top 40 for a sixth time with the Aloe Blacc-assisted “SOS”, up from 43-40. It’s Avicii’s first top 40 single here since 2014’s “Addicted To You”, which peaked at #39. Blacc was a vocalist on his only #1 track to date, 2013’s “Wake Me Up”, though he didn’t receive a featured credit for it; thus, “SOS” is his second top 40 hit.

Headed to Country radio later this month, Maren Morris‘s new Hot AC hit “The Bones” enters at #45. Morris has been charting at the Country format since 2016, but she topped both the Hot AC and Top 40 charts last spring and summer with the Zedd and Grey collaboration “The Middle”. Viral hit “Lalala” is in at #46 for format newcomers Y2K and BBNO$. Two spots lower, another K-pop group arrives on the survey: NCT 127 bows at #48 with a new English version of “Highway To Heaven”, their first hit here. Lastly, a collaboration from actor and singer Asher Angel and rapper Wiz Khalifa enters at #50. “One Thought Away” is Angel’s first song to chart at any radio format.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 18, 2019

“Way” to go, guys.

DEBUTS
40. Normani – Motivation
39. Freya Ridings – Castles
38. Ingrid Michaelson – Young And In Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Keane – Love Too Much (40)
29. Katy Perry – Small Talk (34)
23. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
18. Stephen Puth – Look Away (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (09) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Zara Larsson – All The Time (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Bastille – Joy (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Keane – The Way I Feel (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (1)
2. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (3)
3. Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (4)
4. Stanaj – Love Me (2)
5. Westlife – Dynamite (5)
6. Morgxn – A New Way (7)
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (9)
8. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (-)
9. JOHN.k – If We Never Met (-)
10. NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven (10)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Bishop Briggs – Champion
Ed Sheeran with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars – Blow
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor
Lizzo – Good As Hell (new)
Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (new)
New Hope Club – Love Again
Taylor Swift – Lover (new)
Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday
The Highwomen – The Chain
The Score – Stay

Chart Notes:

  • Earning their second #1 song on my chart and first since the spring of 2012, Keane climbs from 2-1 with “The Way I Feel”. The band also rises from 40-33 with “Love Too Much”, the follow-up single. Both cuts can be found on their album Cause And Effect, due September 20. Debuting at #38, Ingrid Michaelson has this week’s highest new entry with “Young And In Love”, which follows her recent #9 entry “Missing You”. At #39, Freya Ridings earns her first top 40 single (following a few near misses) with “Castles”, a current top ten hit in Belgium and Scotland. A third new song checks in at #40: “Motivation” by Normani, which marks her first appearance on my list, though she’s had plenty of radio hits both as a solo artist and with the girl group Fifth Harmony. All three of this week’s new entries impact at either the Hot AC or Top 40 format by the end of the month.

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