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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 28, 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 end of July gives us lots of new tunes in the mix and a strong collaboration at the top, so let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

EYE FOR AN “I”: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s “I Don’t Care” holds at #1 on the Top 40 chart for a second week, still about 1,200 spins ahead of Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” at #2. “I” also holds at #1 on the Hot AC list and lands at #14 on the AC chart. At the current time, it’s unclear whether or not the collaboration will remain at the top for a third week, or if Eilish’s big track will sneak in. However, “Bad Guy” does lead the Alternative chart on the latest update, where it advances from 2-1.

Earning his 12th top 40 release at the format, Sam Smith‘s “How Do You Sleep?” debuts at #32 on the list. His recent chart-topper with Normani, “Dancing With A Stranger”, spent two weeks at #1 in May. Following Smith, Kaskade and Meghan Trainor leap from 42-36 with “With You”, marking Kaskade’s first top 40 entry here and Trainor’s 11th. Rising from 46-38 on the list, “Panini” is the second top 40 hit for Lil Nas X and the follow-up to “Old Town Road”, which peaked at #4 last month. Lastly, moving from 42-39, “My Man” marks the first top 40 song as an artist for Delacey, who previously wrote chart hits for Halsey and Zara Larsson.

There’s even more action in the top 50 this week, with OneRepublic blasting into the #44 spot with “Rescue Me”, a current top 20 hit on the Hot AC survey. It might become the band’s first top 40 single here in 2-1/2 years. A few spots lower, NF bows at #47 with “Time”, as the performer looks to earn his fourth top 40 song to date next month. This week’s list also sees Monsta X reach the top 50 for the first time with “Who Do U Love?”, a collaboration with French Montana that begins at #49. The group’s new Japanese-language album, titled Phenomenon, is due in a few weeks.

Next week, look out for potential new chart entries from Chris Brown and Drake, as well as Illenium and Jon Bellion.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 16, 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: those Jonas Brothers are “Only” on top again, but there are new singles stepping into the top ten as well, including a viral dance smash. Let’s get onto the floor and add ’em up:

THE HUMAN TOUCH: Having cleared more than 70% of the Top 40 panel, the Jonas Brothers are back at the top of the report, earning another 42 stations this week, which puts them just ahead of Blanco Brown‘s “The Git Up” with 37 adds. “Git” picked up 21 stations yesterday at Country radio, where it tied for fourth place. Brown’s debut single is now in the top 40 at the pop format as of last Sunday’s published update and could receive a larger boost by this weekend.

The first collaboration for Monsta X and French Montana, titled “Who Do U Love?”, is loved at 25 stations this week. Tying for fifth place on the log, it should easily crack the top 50 in the coming days. Reactive tracks from Lewis Capaldi, Miley Cyrus and Zara Larsson are among those rounding out the top ten.

Next week, it’s likely to be another wild session with new releases from NF, OneRepublic, Sam Feldt and others.

1. JONAS BROTHERS, “Only Human” (Republic)
2. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
3-T. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
3-T. POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG, “Goodbyes” (Republic)
5-T. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
5-T. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)
7. KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR, “With You” (Columbia/Epic)
8. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
9. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
10-T. ILLENIUM & JON BELLION, “Good Things Fall Apart” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
10-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
10-T. STANAJ, “Love Me” (Lava/Republic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 14, 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. Now that the power is restored here in New York City, it’s time to get electric with a shot of powerful pop. Let’s see what’s charging up at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“TALK” OF THE TOWN: Khalid keeps on chatting up the top spot, earning a fourth week at #1 at Top 40 radio with “Talk”. The song also holds at #2 on the Rhythmic chart, while it moves from 4-3 at Urban radio, 10-7 at Urban AC and 17-15 at Hot AC. It’s still about 1,000 spins ahead of its nearest competitor here on the pop chart, “I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, at #2.

Grabbing a sweetheart and a five-spot jump up the chart, Blanco Brown rises from 44-39 with his first top 40 hit, “The Git Up”. It impacts at both the Country and Top 40 radio formats this week. Marshmello and Kane Brown are also on the move, headed up from 45-40 with “One Thing Right”. It’s the seventh top 40 entry for the DJ/producer and the first crossover appearance for Brown, a young Country music star that’s successfully put four songs in a row at the top of that respective radio chart.

We also note a top 50 debut this week from Kaskade and Meghan Trainor, who enter at #48 with “With You”. Though Trainor’s had a steady run of chart singles since 2014, this collaboration marks Kaskade’s first appearance on the pop chart since 2013. At the time, he spent a week at #50 with “Atmosphere” in September, though the song declined in airplay shortly afterwards.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 9, 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: it’s all about the “Goodbyes”. No, not to summer or this weekly post, but a track that’s been lighting up the pop airwaves since the weekend. Let’s add ’em up:

THE BIGGEST POST OF THE SUMMER: With their first collaboration to chart at the pop format, Post Malone and Young Thug are saying hello to the top spot on the weekly adds report with “Goodbyes”, opening with 132 stations on impact. The song is also atop the log at the Rhythmic radio format, earning 51 stations there. The cut made its chart debut at #35 on the official update last Sunday and should see a nice climb this week following its robust add total.

Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD‘s “Hate Me” also scored a very solid 42 stations on impact and a second place finish. This tune also charted on Sunday, entering at #48, and should be well on its way towards the top 40 now. Yesterday, the single picked up ten stations at the Hot AC format, ranking in third place on that list.

Rounding out the top three and charging ahead with a total of 30 stations, Kaskade and Meghan Trainor‘s “With You” was also in good shape on the report.

Building titles from the Blanco Brown, the Jonas Brothers and Lewis Capaldi are among those rounding out the top ten.

Next week, Brown’s “The Git Up” should continue to dance its way into the five, though several collaborations are also in the mix.

1. POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG, “Goodbyes” (Republic)
2. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
3. KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR, “With You” (Columbia/Epic)
4-T. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
4-T. JONAS BROTHERS, “Only Human” (Republic)
6. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8. MARSHMELLO & KANE BROWN, “One Thing Right” (Joytime Collective/RCA)
9. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
10-T. SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO, “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
10-T. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA, “Call You Mine” (Disruptor/Columbia)
10-T. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 8-9, 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:

ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD – “Hate Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Goulding’s “Close To Me” spent a week at #2 in April, her highest-charting hit in four years. Will this rise to #1?

Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Kaskade’s single “Atmosphere” spent a week at #50 in September 2013, marking his only chart song here so far.

LIL NAS X – “Panini” (Columbia)
Album: 7 (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: With “Old Town Road” headed down after spending three weeks at #4, his follow-up release is being served hot.

POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG – “Goodbyes” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After two days of airplay, the collaboration debuted at #35 last Sunday. Malone’s scored ten top 40 hits thus far.

Next week: Blanco Brown gits his chance at the format with a new dance sensation, while the act Monsta X is looking for some monsta numbers for their first song to impact here. We’ll see if anyone else joins the pop party soon.

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 24, 2017

Back in Blackbear.

Still awake after all that turkey and late-night shopping? We’re doing our best here. Here are the albums and singles you need to know about this Friday:

BLACKBEAR – Cybersex (iTunes) (release date: November 27)
Though this album doesn’t feature his current radio hit “Do Re Mi”, the instant grat cuts from it have been generating some nice streaming action over the last few weeks. With the lack of big releases this week, it should have a solid debut on the charts.

More albums out this week: Björk‘s Utopia (iTunes), Jake Owen‘s Greatest Hits (iTunes), Little Mix‘s Glory Days: The Platinum Edition (iTunes), Luis Miguel‘s ¡MÉXICO Por Siempre! (iTunes), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds‘s Who Built The Moon? (iTunes), Sam Feldt‘s Sunrise To Sunset (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: Dude York‘s Halftime For The Holidays (iTunes), Kaskade‘s Christmas (iTunes), Why Don’t We‘s A Why Don’t We Christmas (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Cole Swindell‘s Down Home Sessions IV (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Anywhere (Remixes)”, Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Bedroom Floor (Remixes)”, Liam Payne (iTunes)
“Both Of Us”, Yellow Claw featuring Stor-I (iTunes)
“Boxes (Acoustic)”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“Caught”, The New Coast (iTunes)
“Crazy”, Lost Frequencies & Zonderling (iTunes)
“Difficult”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Gone Is The Night”, Kris Kross Amsterdam featuring Jorge Blanco (iTunes)
“I Know You”, Craig David featuring Bastille (iTunes)
“Krippy Kush (Remix)”, Farruko, Bad Bunny & Rvssian featuring Nicki Minaj & 21 Savage (iTunes)
“My God & Your God”, To Kill A King (iTunes)
“My Way”, One Bit & Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Naked”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“New Rules (Initial Talk Remix)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“NOMAD”, Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“Only One”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Perfect (Robin Schulz Remix)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“Piñata”, Vice featuring BIA, Kap G & Justin Quiles (iTunes)
“Summer In December”, G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Strangers (R3hab Remix)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Terrified”, Isaac Gracie (iTunes)
“Wait (Remixes)”, Martin Jensen featuring Loote (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Chris Stapleton, Post MaloneU2 and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 25, 2015

Fetty, set, go.

Fetty, set, go.

This week’s New Music Friday is our last one for the month of September, and though the month has gone by quickly, we have a number of big releases to close out the third quarter. Here’s a look at the week’s new album and single releases:

  • FETTY WAP — Fetty Wap (iTunes)
    • This New Jersey rapper and singer is all about the numbers, at least to a certain extent. The 24-year-old, who gave us prior hits like “Trap Queen” and “My Way”, has a new hit in “679” and shows support to 1738, a shortened name for the squad that he’s involved with. However, he’s only looking for one number next week: #1. Destined to be this year’s top newcomer when all is said and done, a chart-topping album would be icing on the cake.
  • THOMAS RHETT — Tangled Up (iTunes)
    • Rhett recently hit #1 on the Country radio chart with “Crash And Burn”, which is sure to be a strong candidate for a crossover single in the coming months. The new album features some unlikely collaborations with Jordin Sparks and LunchMoney Lewis. Hey, Country music ain’t what it used to be. This set will likely enter in the top ten, and a top five debut is possible as well. Stay tuned to see how high it goes.
  • CHVRCHES — Every Open Eye (iTunes)
    • The Scottish trio out of Glasgow had a nice year in 2013 when their debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe, made the top 20 on the Billboard 200, while “The Mother We Share” did the same on the Alternative survey. They return with this effort, featuring the single “Leave A Trace”, which is currently in the top 30 at the format. Given a solid pre-order count, this should do moderately well.
  • DISCLOSURE — Caracal (iTunes)
    • Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence took a slow run up into the top five on the pop radio survey one year ago with “Latch”, thanks in part to a featured credit from the red-hot Sam Smith. Their latest collaboration, a single called “Omen”, proves the lightning doesn’t strike twice (at least on that particular chart.) Will they avoid the sophomore slump?
  • GEORGE STRAIT — Cold Beer Conversation (iTunes)
    • With the removal of older acts from many Country playlists as of late, Strait’s new material is stalling at the format that once treated him like a king. (The title track had a partial iHeartMedia hourly premiere earlier this week, but it is only a temporary boost.) That being said, this Apple Music/Wal-Mart exclusive will still do well with his fans.
  • More albums out this week: Avant‘s The VIII (iTunes), Casey Veggies‘s Live & Grow (iTunes), Don Henley‘s Cass County (iTunes), Dumblonde‘s Dumblonde (iTunes), Erick Sermon‘s E.S.P. (Erick Sermon’s Perception) (iTunes), Firekid‘s Firekid (iTunes), Il Volo‘s Grand Amore (iTunes), Jgivens‘s Fly Exam (iTunes), JR JR‘s JR JR (iTunes), Julia Holter‘s Have You In My Wilderness (iTunes), Kaskade‘s Automatic (iTunes), Kurt Vile‘s B’lieve I’m Goin Down… (iTunes), Los Lobos‘s Gates Of Gold (iTunes), New Order‘s Music Complete (iTunes), Parkway Drive‘s Ire (iTunes), Patty Griffin‘s Servant Of Love (iTunes), Peaches‘s Rub (iTunes), Silversun Pickups‘s Better Nature (iTunes), The Dead Weather‘s Dodge & Burn (iTunes), Widespread Panic‘s Street Dogs (iTunes), Various Artists‘s Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Soundtrack) (iTunes), Various Artists‘s We Will Stand (Live) (iTunes), Various Artists‘s WOW Hits 2016 (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Big Grams‘s Big Grams (iTunes), Lauv‘s Lost In The Light (iTunes), Max Frost‘s Intoxication (iTunes), Ryan Egan‘s Postures (iTunes), The Score‘s Where Do You Run (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Alive”, Sia (iTunes)
  • “As Crazy As It Is”, ZHU x A-Trak x Keznamdi (iTunes)
  • “BURNITUP!”, Janet Jackson featuring Missy Elliott (iTunes)
  • “Infinity”, One Direction (iTunes)
  • “I Wish (My Taylor Swift)”, The Knocks and Matthew Koma (iTunes)
  • “Lay It All On Me”, Rudimental featuring Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
  • “She Used To Be Mine”, Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
  • “The Beach”, The Neighbourhood (iTunes)
  • “When I Was A Boy”, Jeff Lynne’s ELO (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include new albums from Avicii, Janet Jackson, Tamar Braxton and more. See you then!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (July 22)

It's about time this came out.

It’s about time this came out.

While you’re out shopping for some American Apparel underwear down at the mall, you’ll need a designer CD or two to complete the trip. (Maybe.) Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of July 22:

  • Get ready to scream your lungs out: the Australian boy band known as 5 Seconds Of Summer have a hot album on shelves this week, their self-titled full-length set. The current radio release from it is “Amnesia”, which recently went top 50 at CHR radio. There’s no doubt that the quartet’s set will enter at #1 on the Billboard 200 and replace whomever wins this week’s battle for the top between Jason Mraz and “Weird Al” Yankovic. (iTunes)
  • In a relatively quiet week, there aren’t a whole lot of notable releases, but one that’s caught my attention as of late is Jesse McCartney‘s In Technicolor, featuring a great single in “Superbad”. It’s an independent release, so don’t expect it to be debuting pretty high up, but given the pre-release tracks from the effort so far, it sounds like a very exciting set. Definitely check this one out. (iTunes)
  • There’s Trouble In Paradise… at least that’s the title of La Roux‘s latest album. Best known for their 2010 single “Bulletproof”, the former duo is now just soloist Elly Jackson. Unlikely to repeat success of their self-titled set, it’s still garnering praise from the blogosphere and critics. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Anberlin‘s Lowburn (iTunes), Common‘s Nobody’s Smiling (iTunes), Fozzy‘s Do You Wanna Start A War (iTunes), Kaskade‘s I Remember (iTunes), R5‘s Heart Made Up On You (EP) (iTunes), Yes‘s Heaven & Earth (iTunes) and Young Rising Sons‘s Young Rising Sons (EP) (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Bend Ova”, the new single from rapper Lil Jon featuring Tyga. (iTunes)
  • “Burnin’ It Down”, new from Country star Jason Aldean. (iTunes)
  • “Cool Kid”, a debut from rockers The Eeries. (iTunes)
  • “Shell Shocked”, a collaboration between Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign. (iTunes)
  • “Tough Love”, the latest single from singer Jessie Ware. (iTunes)
  • “Wait On Me”, a new U.S. release from U.K. band Rixton. (iTunes)

Next week, both Eric Clapton and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers try for the crown on the album chart — you’d think it was 1978 all over again. How will they do against newcomer Shawn Mendes and hard rockers Theory Of A Deadman? A preview is coming in seven!

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Fall Into Dance: The Autumn’s Entertaining Electronic Hits

As pop radio transitions into a land of alternative crossovers and less of the 70’s soul throwback sound we’ve heard as of late, a lot of dance acts and DJs who haven’t quite made a name yet outside of the clubs are still holding their genre’s ground at the format. There’s Zedd and his breakout hit, “Clarity”, featuring Foxes. It’s one of four songs that gives Interscope Records a hold on the entire top 4 on the airwaves. Then, we have the surging “Wake Me Up!” by Avicii and Aloe Blacc, already top ten on iTunes and moving towards that top spot. Further down the chart, there are songs from Armin Van Buuren and Krewella, and now, it’s time to add some more names into the mix. Both singles are at radio on the same date at the end of the month, and they’ve got the beat to beat those other beats:

EDM gone sky high.

EDM gone sky high.

KASKADE – “Atmosphere”
Release Date: August 26 (CHR radio) / Ultra Records

Just like the waterfall in his name, the sudden rush of EDM acts at the pop format has got this guy wanting in too. Born Ryan Raddon just outside of Chicago, he became a club DJ at age 24 in Salt Lake City and pursued his own career as a producer and writer shortly afterwards. His first album, It’s Me, It’s You, came out in 2003 and two years later, he scored his only #1 (so far) on the Dance/Club Play chart, “Everything”. A total of seven of his songs have reached the 50-position list. Though he’s been appearing on this survey for nearly a decade to varying degrees of success, as well as remixing versions of songs that became major singles on the radio, he, himself, has never had a mainstream hit to call his own. Last year, he was credited as a featured artist on the Neon Trees single, “Lessons In Love (All Day, All Night)”, but it never managed to take off completely. Thus, “Atmosphere” will be the DJ’s true introduction to a wider audience. Much like Calvin Harris‘s “Feel So Close”, Kaskade is the one singing on this rather than featuring an additional vocalist. It worked for Harris, giving his first big hit in the U.S.; why can’t it work for Mr. Raddon? At age 42, he may not have a lot of time left to secure a big airplay and sales hit (although look at David Guetta still making it at age 45), but with an accessible and catchy song that starts out slow and then pops with a pulsating punch, I see a winner in this one. Look out for it in the next few months.

Locked and looking for a hit.

Locked and looking for a hit.

Release Date: August 26 (CHR radio) / Astralwerks and Capitol Records

Their names aren’t the most recognizable of the bunch, but put together their collective talents and they may be household names by the end of the year. Ingrosso was one-third of the group Swedish House Mafia, who split up earlier this year after what was their biggest international single, “Don’t You Worry Child”. It topped many charts and went to #6 on the Hot 100. The vocal on “Child” was done by Martin, and the singer also appears on this track. Then, there’s Tommy Trash, an Australian DJ and producer who is relatively unknown here in the U.S., save for on the club circuit. “Reload” was originally an instrumental track by just Ingrosso and Trash at over six minutes in length that became a minor single in Belgium last year, but with the mix they concocted with Martin, it ultimately charted much better. After placing at #3 in the United Kingdom and #1 in Scotland, it finally arrives here and at mainstream radio. It’s another great dance track with a little more of an edge that packs synthesizers and drums into a heavy beat. Martin’s vocals are once again unmistakable on this one; he’s such an emotive vocalist that I could easily see him taking on other genres. Like “Child”, “Reload” has a bit on an inspirational message, about not giving up in the face of fears and trouble and gaining the strength to pick yourself back up to try again. So, Ingrosso and Martin will try, try again for another hit, while adding on Trash on a single that’s far from disposable.

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