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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 22, 2017

In the P!nk.

DEBUTS
40. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings
39. Daya – New
38. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Delta Rae – No Peace In Quiet (39)
31. Harry Styles – Kiwi (37)
26. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over (32)
23. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (25) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phillip Phillips – Miles (14) | PEAK: #10
09. The Script – Rain (06) | PEAK: #02
08. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Kesha – Praying (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Walk The Moon – One Foot (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – New Rules (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (03) | PEAK: #02
01. P!nk – What About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (3)
2. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (2)
3. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (5)
4. Wrabel – The Village (4)
5. Bishop Briggs – Dream (10)
6. Loote – Out Of My Head (8)
7. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (6)
8. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (-)
9. New Politics – Color Green (9)
10. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (-)

In The Mix:
Cody Fry – Nobody But You
Fastball – Best Friend
Louis Tomlinson – Just Like You
Mainland – I Found God (new)
Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill – Dear Hate
MIKA – It’s My House (new)
Olivia Holt – Generous
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Liam Payne is close to falling out of the top 40 (down 30-35 this week) with his former #2 hit, “Strip That Down”, but I’m sure he’ll return to the upper rungs of my chart soon enough with “Bedroom Floor”, his follow-up single. It’s new at #38, as it takes the title of Highest Debut on my latest chart. Payne’s highly-anticipated solo album still doesn’t have a release date.
  • Pop and dance singer Daya turns 19 on Tuesday, so make sure to wish her a big ol’ happy birthday on social media. She’s at #39 this week with a new track called, well, “New”. It leads her forthcoming second studio album, which also doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s sure to have plenty of bops. “New” was the third Most Added titl at Top 40 radio last week.
  • Finally, at #40, is the first chart single for Swedish-born, Nashville-based singer Andreas Moss. “Stuck In My Feelings” is currently at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio, recently going top 50 at the former. Moss’s label, Curb, has shied away from the formats in the last decade, largely developing charting acts at Christian (AC/CHR/Rock) and Country radio.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 17, 2017)

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: Calvin Harris and friends get real by “Faking”, Daya tries to prove that “New” trumps old and much more! It’s time for yet another musical adventure, so let’s get swinging into this jungle of jams:

HISTORY IN THE “FAKING”: Though Charlie Puth‘s “How Long” emerges as this week’s Most Added song at the format for a second week, securing 43 new stations, there was a tight battle between four records for most of the day. Landing just behind the 25-year-old pop star is the collaboration from Calvin Harris, Kehlani and Lil Yachty, “Faking It”. However, the 33 adds that it picked up this week are very much real. It looks to be the third top 40 hit from Harris’s current set, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, a #2 album from earlier this year.

Daya‘s “New” also picked up a solid selection of stations this Tuesday, scoring 32 adds in its impact week, putting it in third place. With a new era on a new record label, the 18-year-old is hoping for her fifth top 40 hit, as well as her fourth top ten title. Rounding out the top five tracks of the week, “rockstar” (#4, 25 stations) from Post Malone featuring 21 Savage and “Good Old Days” (#5, 24 stations) by Macklemore featuring Kesha continue the collaboration consumption on the pop chart. (Both of those tunes are well into the top 40 at this point.)

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)
2. CALVIN HARRIS featuring KEHLANI & LIL YACHTY, “Faking It” (Columbia)
3. DAYA, “New” (Interscope)
4. POST MALONE featuring 21 SAVAGE, “rockstar” (Republic)
5. MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA, “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
6. KHALID, “Young Dumb & Broke” (Right Hand Music/RCA)
7. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
8. BLACKBEAR, “Do Re Mi” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
9. CARDI B, “Bodak Yellow” (KSR/Atlantic)
10. CAMILA CABELLO featuring YOUNG THUG, “Havana” (Syco/Epic)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 15, 2017

It’s all “About” P!nk.

DEBUTS
39. Delta Rae – No Peace In Quiet
37. Harry Styles – Kiwi | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Julia Michaels – Worst In Me (39)
32. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over (37)
31. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Scott Helman – PDA (30)
20. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (25)
15. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (22) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Walk The Moon – One Foot (14) | PEAK: #08
07. Kesha – Praying (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. The Script – Rain (02) | PEAK: #02
05. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – New Rules (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. P!nk – What About Us (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (2)
2. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (5)
3. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (7)
4. Wrabel – The Village (1)
5. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (8)
6. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (10)
7. Daya – New (-)
8. Loote – Out Of My Head (-)
9. New Politics – Color Green (9)
10. Bishop Briggs – Dream (-)

In The Mix:
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (new)
Cody Fry – Nobody But You
Fastball – Best Friend
Louis Tomlinson – Just Like You (new)
Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill – Dear Hate
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • She first made my personal chart in 2000 with “There You Go”, and now, pop superstar P!nk has her seventh #1 on my list with “What About Us”. It rises from 4-1 this week, displacing Taylor Swift‘s “Look What You Made Me Do” after a total of three weeks at the top. Each of the singer’s last four albums, including a hits compilation, has included at least one #1 song, though it’s not always been the lead single. Her longest stay so far was in 2008, when “So What” had a six-week run.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third top 40 solo hit for One Direction‘s Harry Styles. “Kiwi” is new at #37. This single follows “Two Ghosts”, which recently peaked at #6 and is still in the top 20 this week. Styles’s newest radio release is one of two (so far, at least) scheduled to impact at Top 40 radio stations on Halloween. (We hope it’s a real treat for everyone!)
  • Climbing aboard at #39, “No Peace In Quiet” is the second single to make my chart from Delta Rae‘s EP titled A Long And Happy Life. The title track got as high as #26 this past May. “Peace” goes for adds this week at the Country radio format, so don’t forget to wish the band good luck on Monday!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 10, 2017)

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 a “Long” way to #1 for Charlie Puth, but his musical momentum has attracted the pop panel once again. Plus, new singles from Macklemore and Kesha, Niall Horan and more! Check them all out here:

TELL THE PUTH: You gave him your “Attention”, to the tune of four weeks at #1 earlier this year, but Charlie Puth needs a bit more of it. No, he’s not an attention hog, but he is piggybacking on his big hit to bring us “How Long”, another single from his new album Voicenotes, due January 19 of next year. In the “Long” run, it looks like this’ll be another winner, as it takes the Most Added title on this week’s CHR/Top 40 report, scoring 72 stations on impact. That’s a significantly larger sum than “Attention” received a few months ago in its impact week, taking in 43, though it did pick up 31 the week before its official adds date. This Sunday, it may have a chance of debuting in the top 40 on the published update, which would be a great start for the single.

Just below Puth’s new song, “Good Old Days” (#2, 66 stations) by Macklemore featuring Kesha and “Too Much To Ask” (#3, 54 stations) by Niall Horan both have solid starts, with the former entry also picking up a handful of Hot AC stations yesterday. The latter single, Horan’s third from his forthcoming Flicker release, impacts three weeks ahead of “Kiwi”, the third single from former bandmate Harry Styles‘s self-titled album. Will Horan score three chart-topping solo hits in a row? Stay tuned. In the meantime, expect his latest tune to burst into the top 50 by the next published update.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)
2. MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA, “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
3. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
4. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
5-T. CAMILA CABELLO featuring YOUNG THUG, “Havana” (Syco/Epic)
5-T. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect” (Atlantic)
7. CARDI B, “Bodak Yellow” (KSR/Atlantic)
8. POST MALONE featuring 21 SAVAGE, “rockstar” (Republic)
9. KHALID, “Young Dumb & Broke” (Right Hand Music/RCA)
10-T. DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (Warner Bros.)
10-T. LINKIN PARK, “One More Light” (Warner Bros.)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 9-10, 2017)

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:

MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA – “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
Album: Gemini (2017)
Past T40 History: Kesha’s “Praying” (#12) and Macklemore’s “Glorious” (featuring Skylar Grey, #21) could be affected by this one.

NIALL HORAN – “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
Album: Flicker (2017)
Past T40 History: Horan just topped the chart for two weeks with “Slow Hands”, with this cut looking to become his third solo hit.

Next week: Charlie Puth ponders about how long it’ll be before he claims the Most Added title, but will something stop him from taking the prize?

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 8, 2017)

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. As we begin this week’s radio update, the 17 top 40 singles that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (and Petty solo) pushed onto the chart between 1979 and 1996 are on our minds and playlists around the world. We’ll miss him so. Now, here’s what’s happening in Top 40 Land:

GET “DOWN” TONIGHT: Another slow burner makes its way to the top of the pop chart, as Liam Payne climbs 2-1 with “Strip That Down”, featuring rapper Quavo. It’s now in its 20th week on the chart, which, again, is not a record, but adds to a trend that’s worrying me. Then again, elongated runs to the top could just be a phase. We’ll see. As for Payne, it’s his first solo #1 on this chart, a peak that his former group, One Direction, never actually hit at the format. The follow-up single, titled “Bedroom Floor”, is due at digital retailers on October 20, and should impact sometime soon after that. Remember, kids, it’s all about Payne and pleasure.

The combination of Payne’s “Down” and Niall Horan‘s “Slow Hands”, which drops 1-2 after two weeks on top, now marks the first time in pop radio history that two soloists, formerly of the same band, have replaced one another at #1. Sure, there have been charts when a current member of a group replaces the act at #1, or even a former member replacing his bandmates at the top, but this kind occurrence is a new one for the record books. No other members of the group appear in the top 40 this week, so this streak won’t hit three in a row, but it’s certainly a very cool moment.

GOTTI HOLD ON US: Yo Gotti‘s recent chart-topper on the Urban radio survey, the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Rake It Up”, debuts at #48 on this week’s CHR/Top 40 list. The rapper’s “Down In The DM”, another giant Rhythmic and Urban hit, just missed the top 50 at the format last year, though he did appear in a featured role on Meghan Trainor‘s “Better”, which got to #25 last October. A nine-track effort featuring the song, Gotti Made-It, a collaboration with producer/songwriter Mike WiLL Made-It, peaked at #85 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year.

As “Rake” currently stands at #2 and #3 on the Rhythmic and Urban charts, respectively, we note that three of the top ten tracks on the former survey, and seven on the latter, haven’t reached the top 50 on the CHR/Top 40 chart. There are two songs in common in this situation: “Love Galore” by SZA featuring Travis Scott, and “LOYALTY.” by Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna. Will this change in the next few weeks? I suppose it’s a possibility, especially for “Love”, which is bulleted. Check back to see what happens!

LOOKIN’ “GOOD”, YOU TWO: One of this week’s other top 50 entries is a new collaboration titled “Good Old Days”, performed by Macklemore featuring Kesha. Before it impacts on Tuesday, it lands at #49 on this week’s CHR/Top 40 list. It’s the second hit to reach the top 50 from the rapper’s recent top five album, Gemini, with the Skylar Grey-assisted “Glorious” appearing at #21. (It hasn’t been pulled yet, but it has been losing some ground at the format over the last few days.) Kesha is up a notch to #12 this week with “Praying”, which can’t quite find a spot in the top ten, though it is at #10 on the current Hot AC chart.

Two other debuts make the top 50 this week, both of which impacted last Tuesday: “A Different Way” (#49) by DJ Snake featuring Lauv and “Silence” (#50) by Marshmello featuring Khalid. Of course, both featured singers have additional singles on the chart: Lauv has a nice 48-44 move with “I Like Me Better”, while Khalid climbs 10-9 on Logic‘s “1-800-273-8255” and 43-36 with “Young Dumb & Broke”, both of which are sporting impressive gains over last weekend. It sure is a great time to be them! You can expect to see “Different” and “Silence” reach the top 40 in the next couple of weeks, possibly as soon as next week, as a number of chart songs are on the way down.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 8, 2017

“Look” again, kids.

DEBUTS
40. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage
39. Julia Michaels – Worst In Me
38. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody
37. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Scott Helman – PDA (38)
25. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
14. Walk The Moon – One Foot (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. PRETTYMUCH – Would You Mind (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (09) | PEAK: #09
08. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (05) | PEAK: #02
07. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – New Rules (06) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Kesha – Praying (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. The Script – Rain (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wrabel – The Village (1)
2. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (4)
3. Paramore – Fake Happy (2)
4. Delta Rae – No Peace In Quiet (10)
5. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (7)
6. Harry Styles – Kiwi (-)
7. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (8)
8. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (-)
9. New Politics – Color Green (-)
10. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (-)

In The Mix:
Cody Fry – Nobody But You
Fastball – Best Friend (new)
Loote – Out Of My Head
Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill – Dear Hate (new)
Olivia Holt – Generous (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut makes for an interesting footnote in the history of Adam’s Top 40. The single “Don’t Dream It’s Over” originally went to #3 on R&R in April 1987 for Crowded House, and it’s now charted as a cover twice on my chart. In 2003, it spent three weeks at #1 that March and April for Sixpence None The Richer, which also reached the top ten on Hot AC radio. Now, The Head And The Heart brings it back, coming in at #37 this week. It has some minor Triple A thus far, but I’m hoping for the best.
  • Singer and songwriter Noah Kahan had his chart debut earlier this year, going as high as #5 in May with “Young Blood”. He’s had a few single releases since then, but his second to be serviced to the Triple A format is “Hurt Somebody”, which is new at #38 on my chart this week. Kahan is currently opening for The Strumbellas, who spent three weeks at #2 in May of last year with “Spirits”.
  • With the third single off her “mini-album” called Nervous System, which was released in July, Julia Michaels leaps onto the countdown at #39 with “Worst In Me”. Of course, her biggest of the three tracks to date is “Issues”, which spent a week at the top in April. The song finds itself just below the top 40 on the Hot AC chart, with some minor Top 40 airplay coming in for it as well.
  • Finally, at #40, is a performer that ruled the pop chart in the 80’s with hits like “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Love Is A Battlefield”. Pat Benatar now has her first entry on my chart with “Dancing Through The Wreckage”, featured in a new documentary called Served Like A Girl. It recently reached the top 30 on the AC chart, buoyed by airplay from Delilah.

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