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. While you’re relaxing and enjoying the long weekend, let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:
SHAWN AND ON: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello hold at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 list with “Señorita”. The collaboration also jumps from 8-5 on the Hot AC chart and 28-23 on the Rhythmic chart. Back on the pop survey, it eclipses 19,000 spins for the first time this week and gained nearly 690 in the last seven days, so expect the single to put up a strong fight for a third frame at the top next weekend.
Katy Perry bounces into the top 40 with a 42-37 move for “Small Talk”, which earns the singer her 28th top 40 song here. Rising a couple of spots from 41-39 is the first top 40 hit for Stephen Puth, younger brother of Charlie Puth, with “Look Away”. The song is not a hot Chicago cover, but their “Look Away” spent two weeks at #1 in December 1988. Post Malone also leaps in at #40 with his 11th top 40 single to date, “Circles”. The track debuted on Friday morning and impacts on Tuesday. Malone’s forthcoming album Hollywood’s Bleeding is due on Friday.
With one week to go before their new single officially impacts at the format, Why Don’t We jumps in at #43 with “What Am I”. It’s likely to become their fourth top 40 song next weekend. Alessia Cara is also new to the list with “Rooting For You”, starting at #47 this week. This Summer, Cara’s new EP, is out on Friday. Further entries in the top 50 come from Taylor Swift and Lizzo: “Lover” is in at #49, which continues to score unsolicited airplay, while the three-year-old “Good As Hell” enters at #50, which also charts at the format without having a proper adds date. Both songs were performed live at MTV’s Video Music Awards about a week ago.