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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 1, 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. 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.

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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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 25, 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 all of you señores y señoritas wanting to know how your favorite songs are doing, let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

IF I CAN HAVE TWO: It’s a huge week for Shawn Mendes on the Top 40 chart, as the pop star leaps from 3-1 with the Camila Cabello-assisted “Señorita”, while “If I Can’t Have You” reverses direction and leaps from 4-2, thanks in part to a midweek spike in airplay. Though originally released as stand-alone singles, both tracks can be found on a digital reissue of his 2018 self-titled album. Mendes joins Halsey as the only two artists to control the top two slots on the pop chart for a period of time this year.

Charting with her third top 40 solo hit, Normani leaps onto the survey at #34 with “Motivation”, which was last Tuesday’s top title on the weekly adds report. Of course, Normani had an additional nine top 40 songs as a member of Fifth Harmony. The late great Whitney Houston earns her 30th top 40 hit this week thanks to Kygo‘s new version of “Higher Love”, up 41-38. It also makes the top 40 on the Hot AC chart this Sunday. On the pop airwaves, this marks Kygo’s sixth top 40 single to date. The third and final entry in the region is the first for viral star Lil Tecca, who bounces from 43-40 with “Ransom”. The song also makes a significant move at the Rhythmic radio format, where it lifts into the top ten.

“Small Talk” leads off this week’s top 50 entries, as Katy Perry‘s latest release bows at #42. It’s her third single to chart this year. A few spots lower, at #46, Twenty One Pilots return to the pop airspace with “The Hype”. The song is currently approaching the top ten on the Alternative chart and heads for adds at the Hot AC format tomorrow. Finally, at #49, Saweetie makes the Top 40 list for the first time with “My Type”, a recent top ten hit on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts. The tune samples Petey Pablo‘s “Freek-A-Leek”, a 2004 single which spent two weeks at #18 that July.

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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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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 20, 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: Normani harmonizes the hit patrol with her dazzling solo single, scoring the top spot on the weekly report. Let’s add ’em up:

SEVENTY-EIGHT IS ENOUGH: Normani’s newest single “Motivation” motivates 78 stations to report an add on impact at the Top 40 format, giving it the Most Added title this week. Following chart-topping duets with Khalid and Sam Smith, she is ready to score her third #1 song outside of Fifth Harmony this fall. An adds date at additional formats has not be announced yet; it did not place in the top ten on any other adds report this Tuesday.

The only other impacting song of note is from Katy Perry, who earns a second place finish with “Small Talk”, the follow-up to her recent top ten entry “Never Really Over”. With a total of 45 stations during the session, it should reach the top 50 by Sunday, but it will likely face some obstacles heading up the chart given her ongoing weaker research issues.

Charting releases by NF, OneRepublic and Sam Smith are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look for impacting singles from AJ Mitchell and Ava Max, Alessia Cara and Saweetie to bolt into the top ten next week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
2. KATY PERRY, “Small Talk” (Capitol)
3. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
4. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
5. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)
6. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
7. SAM FELDT featuring RANI, “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
8. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
9-T. ONEREPUBLIC, “Rescue Me” (Interscope)
9-T. SAM SMITH, “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 19-20, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

KATY PERRY – “Small Talk” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Perry’s last single “Never Really Over” recently spent two weeks at #10, but is now free-falling down the survey.

NORMANI – “Motivation” (Keep Cool/RCA)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: With a pair of #1 hits at the format in the last year as one half of a duet, Normani’s new cut is ready to motivate.

Next week: can new songs by Alessia Cara and Saweetie sweeten the top spot on the report, or will AJ Mitchell and Ava Max dance there first? Stay tuned!

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

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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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