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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 17-18, 2022)

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 songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

EMMY MELI, “I Am Woman” (Disruptor/Arista)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #33 (1/16/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 1

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JUICE WRLD & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Wandered To LA” (Grade A/Interscope)
Album: Fighting Demons (2021)
Chart Position: #36 (1/16/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 4 (Juice WRLD) / 38 (Justin Bieber)

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THE WALTERS, “I Love You So” (Warner)
EP: Songs For Dads (2014)
Chart Position: #67 (1/16/22)
T40 Hits To Date: None

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How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 11, 2022)

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: The Weeknd has a new sacrificial smash for the Top 40 airwaves. Let’s add ’em up:

LOVE ON THE WEEKND: It was a wild first report of 2022 at the Top 40 format, as the adds flew in for plenty of emerging songs. In the top spot this week, The Weeknd secured 118 adds for “Sacrifice”, the new single from Dawn FM. It started at #37 on the published chart last weekend. In the runner-up position, Doja Cat meowed with 96 new stations for “Woman”, which climbed to #27 on the same chart update. Her labelmates Latto and SZA were also huge winners on the report this week: the former finished in third place with 59 new adds for “Big Energy”, while the latter appeared in fourth place with 38 new stations for “I Hate U”. Rounding out the top five, the late Juice WRLD and Justin Bieber wandered into fifth place with “Wandered To LA”, new at 37 stations.

Just below the region, the recent collaboration from Alesso and Katy Perry was also decent on the report: “When I’m Gone” scored a total of 28 adds and tied for seventh place on the list. Meanwhile, watch out for newcomer Lauren Spencer-Smith, whose “Fingers Crossed” is also in seventh place. The viral hit (currently being worked by in2une) was teased on TikTok beginning in November and released last week.

Charting singles from Emmy Meli and GAYLE also returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. THE WEEKND, “Sacrifice” (XO/Republic)
2. DOJA CAT, “Woman” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3. LATTO, “Big Energy” (Streamcut/RCA)
4. SZA, “I Hate U” (TDE/RCA)
5. JUICE WRLD & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Wandered To LA” (Grade A/Interscope-Def Jam)
6. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
7-T. ALESSO & KATY PERRY, “When I’m Gone” (10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol)
7-T. LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH, “Fingers Crossed” (in2une)
9. EMMY MELI, “I Am Woman” (Disruptor/Arista)
10. GAYLE, “Abcdefu” (Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 9, 2022)

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. From L.A. to Peru, these songs are moving at the pop format:

MAXIMIZING “ME” TIME: 2022 is starting off well for superstar Adele, as she continues at #1 on the Top 40 chart for a sixth week with “Easy On Me”. It remains more than 1,700 spins ahead of the song at #2.

Taken from his new album Dawn FM, The Weeknd scores his 23rd top 40 hit at the format with “Sacrifice”, entering at #37 this week. This entry is unrelated to the Bebe Rexha song of the same name that charted last spring or the Elton John song interpolated in his current hit “Cold Heart”, which holds at #9 on the list. Up from 43-39, the late Juice WRLD and Justin Bieber are in with “Wandered To LA”, giving the two men their fourth and 38th top 40 singles, respectively. It’s included on the posthumous album Fighting Demons, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 last month.

Three singles appear in the top 50 for the first time this week: “When I’m Gone” is the highest of the new entries, as Alesso and Katy Perry start at #45. ALYA is at #46 with “Pleasure Is Mine”, while Fireboy DML brings some heat at #49 with the Ed Sheeran-assisted “Peru”.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 26, 2021)

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. Let’s see what’s wandering up the list at the format this week:

“EASY” TO PIVOT: As radio shifts from seasonal to year-end programming, Adele holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for a fourth week in a row with “Easy On Me”. The song is still in the top ten at four separate formats: AC, Hot AC, R&B (formerly Urban AC) and Top 40.

Format star Doja Cat scores her ninth top 40 hit with “Woman”, soaring from 41-33 this week. It’s the fourth single to chart from her album Planet Her. Rising from 46-38, “Merry Christmas” goes on a sleigh ride up the survey for Ed Sheeran and Elton John. It’s the 24th top 40 song for Sheeran and the 48th for John when combining the archives of both Mediabase and Radio & Records since late 1973. Lastly, “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)” leaps from 42-40 this week, as Jimmy Fallon, Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion sit and unwrap their first, 27th and sixth top 40 presents, or singles, respectively.

The last top 50 entry of the year is a posthumous hit from Juice WRLD in a collaboration with Justin Bieber. “Wandered To LA” wanders into the countdown at #48.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 28, 2021)

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 some heat waves and hits for a cool end of November, it’s time to see what’s popping at the format this week:

A DOZEN REASONS TO STAY: “Stay” extends its stay at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for a twelfth week, as the enduring track from The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber continues to perform very well at the format. As noted last weekend, “Stay” now ties the plays-per-week era record for the most weeks at #1, first accomplished by Donna Lewis in November 1996 with “I Love You Always Forever”. Will the two men establish another piece of chart history next week, or will Adele‘s “Easy On Me” (up 3-2) ease up a notch and take the top spot? Stay tuned…

Due to several weeks of strong airplay following a resurgence on TikTok and streaming services, “Heat Waves” re-enters the list way up at #8 for Glass Animals. The song previously peaked at #14 earlier this year.

In other Adele news, she debuts at #38 with the second single from her new album 30. “Oh My God” is her 11th top 40 entry to date.

Newcomer Benson Boone debuts at #46 with “Ghost Town”, while Taylor Swift slides into the top 50 with her re-recorded version of “All Too Well” at #50. The latter single recently started at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, boosted by an extended rendition that runs just over ten minutes in length.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 21, 2021)

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 a musical and monetary experience, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

THE KID STAYS AROUND: Back at the #1 spot on the chart, The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber score an 11th nonconsecutive week at the summit with “Stay”. The smash extends its reign as the longest-running #1 tune at the Top 40 format this year. “Stay” is also a week away from tying the plays-per-week era record for the most weeks at #1 on the survey, a feat established by Donna Lewis in November 1996 with “I Love You Always Forever”.

The duo Silk Sonic (consisting of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) rises from 44-28 on the chart with “Smokin’ Out The Window”, the third top 40 hit from the duo’s An Evening With Silk Sonic album. Individually, it’s their 24th and third chart entries, respectively. Up 46-39, “Message In A Bottle” gives Taylor Swift her 34th top 40 single to date. The song can be found on Red (Taylor’s Version), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

LISA is counting coins and chart positions, as she lands at #43 with “Money”. It’s the first solo appearance for the BLACKPINK member. A remix of “Do It To It” starts at #46, as producer ACRAZE makes his debut. The tune also soars from 4-1 on the Dance radio chart. The group who originally sang it (Cherish) is credited in a featured role: their original track reached #6 in August 2006. Finally, “The Weekend” is new to the top 50, as the collective 88rising and soloist Bibi settle into the #50 spot.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 7, 2021)

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 all the new songs and statistics you need right now, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

THE TEN (WEEK) SPOT: It’s November and The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber are still holding strong atop the pop radio chart. They extend their stay at the summit, as “Stay” remains at #1 for a tenth week. It’s now about 940 spins ahead of the song in the runner-up spot.

Post Malone and The Weeknd have the top entry on this week’s chart with “One Right Now”, which starts at #27. The song is the 16th top 40 hit for Malone and the 22nd for The Weeknd, who just entered the chart last weekend in a collaboration with Swedish House Mafia. In with his recent viral dance song, Nigeria’s CKay rises from 41-38 on the chart with “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)”, his first entry. Lastly, Troye Sivan makes a move from 42-39 with “Angel Baby”. It’s his seventh top 40 hit since 2016.

New to the top 50, the reunited Sean Paul and Sia come in at #49 with “Dynamite”. Five years ago, Paul was featured on a popular remix of Sia’s “Cheap Thrills”, which spent six weeks at #1 on the pop chart that summer. One spot lower, the act Silk Sonic (featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) checks in at #50 with “Smokin’ Out The Window”, the new single from An Evening With Silk Sonic.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 31, 2021)

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 a thriller of a Halloween hit parade, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

STAYING SPOOKY: This Halloween, The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber spend a ninth frightful yet fun week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Stay”. It remains the longest-running #1 hit at the format for 2021. Will it creep into double digits for a tenth big week at the top? Stay tuned for next weekend’s update.

“Better Days”, the recent viral collaboration from NEIKED, Mae Muller and Polo G, enters way up at #28 this week. It marks the first top 40 hit at the format for NEIKED and Muller and the second for Polo G, who scored his first entry this past summer with “Rapstar”. Up 41-37, Jesy Nelson is in with her Nicki Minaj-assisted “Boyz”. It’s the first solo top 40 single for the former Little Mix member and the 40th for Minaj. Meanwhile, “Moth To A Flame” bows at #40 for Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd. The song is their fourth and 21st top 40 entries, respectively, and becomes the second charting title from the trio’s upcoming album Paradise Again.

In the top 50, Oliver Tree plants his roots at #48 with “Life Goes On”, another recent song to break on TikTok. He has previously charted at the Alternative radio format, but never on the Top 40 survey.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 24, 2021)

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 the top songs and performers, both old and Yung, let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

KID PLUS 8: “Stay” earns an eighth week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart, as The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber continue their run with the longest-running #1 song of 2021 at the Top 40 format. It also remains atop the Hot AC radio chart, now in its third week there.

We’ve seen a pair of top 40 hits from Elton John (1981) and Emblem3 (2013) about a girl named “Chloe” and now the performer who bills herself simply as Chlöe enters the top 40 for the first time. “Have Mercy” moves from 41-39 this week, as the tune continues to approach the top ten on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts. Meanwhile, Trevor Daniel jumps from 42-40 with his third top 40 song thus far, “Alone”. It interpolates “Better Off Alone”, the only chart hit at the format for Alice Deejay, which spent four weeks at #19 in the spring and summer of 2000.

In the top 50, Anitta and Sweetie lead four new entries in the region with “Faking Love”, which starts at #47. One spot lower, Charli XCX is in with “Good Ones” at #48. Her new release also appears in the top 50 on the Hot AC chart this week at #47, but with a significantly lower spin total. Imagine Dragons re-enter at #49 with “Follow You”, a former #1 hit on the Alternative radio chart from earlier this year. On the Top 40 chart, the track peaked at #47 in the late spring and hasn’t ranked in the top 50 since June. Lastly, at #50, Yung Bleu starts with the Chris Brown and 2 Chainz-assisted “Baddest”, a current top five hit on the Rhythmic and Urban charts.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 10, 2021)

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 spot for fresh faces and delightful debuts is looking super, so let’s check out what’s popping at the format this week:

THE GIFTED KID: Once again, the dynamic duo of The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber earn a sixth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with “Stay”. The collaboration is also the new #1 song at the Hot AC format this week, moving up two spots from last week.

TikTok star and singer Nessa Barrett lifts from 44-38 with her second top 40 hit at the format, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead”, taken from her recent EP titled Pretty Poison. The Anxiety (the duo of Willow and Tyler Cole) debuts at #39 with “Meet Me At Our Spot”, their first top 40 hit as a pair and Cole individually, but the second overall for Willow. Finally, Monsta X picks up their third top 40 song for “One Day”, advancing from 43-40.

Three solo men and their latest songs are new to the top 50, led by Troye Sivan and “Angel Baby” at #46. Newcomer Vaultboy checks in at #49 with “Everything Sucks”, a viral track that spread on TikTok earlier this year, while Trevor Daniel gets inspired by some Alice Deejay and lands at #50 with “Alone”.

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