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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 16, 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. There are several good parts among this week’s top titles:

“EASY” BREEZY: For the seventh consecutive week, superstar Adele has the #1 song on the Top 40 radio chart with “Easy On Me”. It also holds at #1 on both the AC and Hot AC radio charts this week.

SZA climbs from 41-34 with “I Hate U”, now her eighth top 40 entry to date. The song is racing towards the top 20 at both the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats. Alesso and Katy Perry jump from 45-37 with “When I’m Gone”, their fifth and 30th top 40 hits, respectively. Finally, a newcomer lands in the #38 spot with a debut: American Idol alum Lauren Spencer-Smith and “Fingers Crossed”.

An old AJR album cut that was relaunched by TikTok last fall is the only new entry in the top 50. 2017’s “The Good Part” lands at #50.

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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 REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 10-11, 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 four songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALESSO & KATY PERRY, “When I’m Gone” (10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #45 (1/9/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 4 (Alesso) / 29 (Perry)

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LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH, “Fingers Crossed” (Independent/in2une)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: TBA
T40 Hits To Date: None

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SZA, “I Hate U” (TDE/RCA)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #41 (1/9/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 7

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THE WEEKND, “Sacrifice” (XO/Republic)
Album: Dawn FM (2022)
Chart Position: #37 (1/9/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 23

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

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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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 2, 2022

2022 is smokin’ so far.

DEBUTS
40. Big Time Rush – Call It Like I See It
39. Sadie Jean – WYD Now?
35. Alesso & Katy Perry – When I’m Gone | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Emmy Meli – I Am Woman (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
08. GAYLE – Abcdefu (13) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (08) | PEAK: #06
09. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (09) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
08. GAYLE – Abcdefu (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (03) | PEAK: #02
06. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (06) | PEAK: #04
05. Sting – Rushing Water (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Adele – Oh My God (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Easy On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Walters – I Love You So (3)
2. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (2)
3. Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay (4)
4. Austin George – Hands On You (6)
5. Aiyana-Lee – Rich Kids (9)
6. Walk The Moon – Win Anyway (10)
7. FLETCHER & Hayley Kiyoko – Cherry (-)
8. JP Saxe – Soft Landing (7)
9. Andy Grammer – Love Myself (-)
10. Turnstile – Mystery (-)

In The Mix:
(no entries)

Chart Notes:

  • After stalling at #2 in October with “Skate”, the duo Silk Sonic bounces from 2-1 with “Smokin’ Out The Window”, the second #1 single from An Evening With Silk Sonic on my personal chart. The first, “Leave The Door Open”, led my list for three weeks last May. Speaking of threes, that also happens to be the number of debuts this week: new at #35, Alesso and Katy Perry dance in with “When I’m Gone”, the top entry on the chart. With her recent viral hit from TikTok, Sadie Jean starts at #39 with “WYD Now?”, her first top 40 song. The reunited Big Time Rush is also new this week with their first charting tune since the fall of 2012: “Call It Like I See It” is in at #40.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 31, 2021

2021: nearly “Gone”.

New Year’s Eve meets New Music Friday, so celebrate with top tunes from Alesso, Flo Rida, Josie DunneMiranda Lambert and more! Look out for plenty of new bops in 2022:

Notable albums out this week: Bright Light Bright Light‘s In The Mix (Stream), ZHU‘s Dreamland (Deluxe) (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: TBA

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“A Second To Midnight (Jodie Harsh Remix)”, Kylie Minogue and Years & Years (Stream)
“Abcdefu (The Wild Remix)”, GAYLE (Stream)
“Back To Paris”, GATTÜSO (Stream)
“Bad AF”, Yung Nation featuring Erica Banks (Stream)
“Can’t Touch This (R3HAB Remix)”, BIA (Stream)
“Champagne Problem”, Haley Mae Campbell (Stream)
“Flower Shops”, ERNEST featuring Morgan Wallen (Stream)
“Flyin’ Overhead”, Tall Heights (Stream)
“Go Mode”, Kid Ink featuring ISM (Stream)
“Hail Mary”, Mike. (Stream)
“Hurt Myself”, Tommy Ice featuring Powfu (Stream)
“I’m Not OK”, The Sweeplings (Stream)
“Knee Deep At ATP”, Lovejoy x Los Campesinos! (Stream)
“Let Me Be”, Fancy Hagood & Devon Gilfillian (Stream)
“New Year”, Ross Copperman (Stream)
“Mine”, Aaron Taos (Stream)
“New Year’s Eve (Yacht Money Remix)”, Nightbirde (Stream)
“Night Life”, Levi Evans featuring Garrett Gloom (Stream)
“Sky High”, Alok featuring Nonô (Stream)
“So Full Of Love”, Kiefer Sutherland (Stream)
“Stop Calling Me”, Brent Morgan (Stream)
“Tease”, Tiffany Stringer (Stream)
“Tell Time”, Hunxho (Stream)
“Ugly”, Josie Dunne (Stream)
“Wait”, Flo Rida (Stream)
“We Got Time”, Hojean (Stream)
“We’ll Know Come Morning”, Toulouse (Stream)
“When I’m Gone”, Alesso & Katy Perry (Stream)
“Where Are You Now (Deluxe Mix)”, Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott (Stream)
“Y’all Means All”, Miranda Lambert (Stream)

Next week, the latest albums from The Wombats and Years & Years are the largest releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 18, 2011

Freedom, fire and flashbacks.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 18, 2011…

Debuts:
40. NEON TREES, “Everybody Talks”
38. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
36. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAT KEARNEY, “Ships In The Night” (37-29, eight spots)

10. ELLIE GOULDING, “Lights” (down 1)
Album: Lights (2011, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Mr. Know It All” (down 2)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

08. BRUNO MARS, “It Will Rain” (steady, third week)
Album: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Soundtrack) (2011, Chop Shop/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (up 4)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. NICKELBACK, “When We Stand Together” (down 2)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. THE FRAY, “Heartbeat” (steady, second week)
Album: Scars & Stories (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

04. COLDPLAY, “Paradise” (down 2)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. DAUGHTRY, “Crawling Back To You” (down 2)
Album: Break The Spell (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (up 4)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “The One That Got Away” (up 2)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 28, 2010

Extending their chart stay for more nights.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back eleven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 28, 2010…

Debuts:
40. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Better Than Today”

39. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Back To December”

Biggest Mover(s):
ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep” (39-32, seven spots)

10. NEON TREES, “Animal” (down 2)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

09. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (down 2)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

08. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (down 2)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Get Outta My Way” (up 3)
Album: Aphrodite (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for four weeks

06. THE SCRIPT, “For The First Time” (up 5)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #3

05. SUGARLAND, “Stuck Like Glue” (down 1)
Album: The Incredible Machine (2010, Mercury Nashville Records)
Peak: #4

04. P!NK, “Raise Your Glass” (up 1)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

03. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (down 1)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (down 1)
Album: Crazy Love (Hollywood Edition) (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (up 2)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 4, 2016

The songs that are makin’ me listen.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 4, 2016…

Debuts:
38. ELLIE GOULDING, “Still Falling For You”
37. JORDAN FISHER, “Lookin’ Like That”

Biggest Mover(s):
CODY FRY, “Go” (39-31, eight spots)

10. KATY PERRY, “Rise” (steady, second week)
Album: (single only) (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. LUKAS GRAHAM, “Mama Said” (up 4)
Album: Lukas Graham (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #9

08. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring G-EAZY, “Make Me…” (up 1)
Album: Glory (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. SERENA RYDER, “Got Your Number” (up 5)
Album: Utopia (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. TROYE SIVAN featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Wild” (steady, second week)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. PASSENGER, “Somebody’s Love” (down 2)
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (2016, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. BASTILLE, “Good Grief” (steady, second week)
Album: Wild World (2016, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. PHANTOGRAM, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” (up 2)
Album: Three (2016, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. SHAWN MENDES, “Treat You Better” (steady, second week)
Album: Illuminate (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. WRABEL, “11 Blocks” (steady, third week)
Album: We Could Be Beautiful (EP) (2017, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 22, 2010

Another dreamy flashback to 2010.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back eleven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 22, 2010:

Debuts:
40. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Jar Of Hearts”
39. GIN BLOSSOMS, “Miss Disarray”
34. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire”
31. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Slice” (re-entry)

Biggest Mover:
(see #10 below)

10. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (up 13)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (up 6)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

08. ADAM LAMBERT, “If I Had You” (steady, second week)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #6

07. LIFEHOUSE, “All In” (down 2)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (down 2)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “I Like It” (up 2)
Album: Euphoria (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (down 2)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

03. NEON TREES, “Animal” (up 3)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (up 1)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. MAROON 5, “Misery” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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