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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 3, 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. In the Super Bowl of pop, only one song can win the top spot each week. Who scores a Top 40 touchdown this time around? Let’s see what’s popping this Sunday:

IT’S “ME” AGAIN:  Halsey‘s “Without Me” easily secures a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, with little competition behind her. It’s her 14th career week atop the survey at the format. The smash should hold there for a third week, as it looks as though she’ll eventually replace herself at the top later this month: “Eastside”, performed by Benny Blanco, herself and Khalid, is slowly rising up the top 40 and is the highest-charting song that’s bulleted this week. The collaboration remains at #4 and continues to gain spins in its 28th (!) week in the top 40.

Larger top 40 action this week comes from Dua Lipa‘s “Swan Song”, which climbs from 49-33 in its second week in the top 50, and Sabrina Carpenter‘s “Sue Me”, which climbs from 42-37 after about a month in the top 50. It’s the eighth top 40 song for Lipa, as well as the fourth for Carpenter. The latter artist’s three previous chart entries all reached the top 30, but could never quite ease into the top 20. We’ll see if this tune can make it happen. Meanwhile, the former artist is searching for her second #1 single at the format with this soundtrack cut from Alita: Battle Angel, out in just over a week.

FLETCHER earns her first top 50 entry at the format with the song that checks in at #45 this week, “Undrunk”. It’s the first of four debuts in this region of the chart, which also includes the new single from Alessia Cara, “Out Of Love”, landing at #47. A few spots lower, two collaborations round out the new tracks: “Woke Up Late” by the Drax Project featuring Hailee Steinfeld bows at #49 and “Body Talks” by The Struts featuring Kesha comes in at #50. The latter title just missed the top ten on the Alternative list last fall, while the former was a sizable hit in New Zealand (in its original form without Steinfeld) last year.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2018: Part Four, 10-6

The top ten is here on Adam’s Top 100 of 2018! The cream of the pop is ready for you, so enjoy all the great music ahead…

The 2018 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 3, 2017 to the chart dated November 25, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 171 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 176 that did so in 2017.

10. KESHA featuring THE DAP-KINGS HORNS, “Woman”
Album: Rainbow
Label: Kemosabe/RCA
Peak: #1 for six weeks
Weeks: 24
Points: 686

This year had so many important women in the news, with some calling it the “Year Of The Woman” after the midterm election season. On my year-end survey, the first of three female artists in the top ten for 2018 is Kesha, who also claimed my #10 song for 2017 with “Praying” and recently debuted on my chart with “Here Comes The Change” from the movie On The Basis Of Sex, based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Is Kesha due to have my #10 song of 2019 with that soundtrack cut? We’ll see what happens next December.

09. ARIANA GRANDE, “No Tears Left To Cry”
Album: Sweetener
Label: Republic
Peak: #2 for five weeks
Weeks: 25
Points: 689

After a horrible bombing at her 2017 concert in Manchester, England, Grande persevered and so did her fans. Three singles off her current album have hit #1 or #2 on the Top 40 radio chart, with “thank u, next” (the title cut off her forthcoming album) soaring at radio and retail through the holidays. Though “No” stalled at #2 on my chart for five weeks without hitting the top, that total is well below the record. With a new and exciting era ready to dominate the charts internationally next year, the singer won’t be shedding many tears at all anytime soon.

08. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Younger”
Album: A Great Big World
Label: Epic
Peak: #1 for four weeks
Weeks: 24
Points: 690

One of the more consistent duos on my chart over the last few years is this act, comprised of Ian Axel and Chad King. This nostalgic tune is the first single off their forthcoming self-titled release, and it certainly brought back some memories for me, as it earned the two guys their third #1 hit on my list since 2014. In total, Axel and King have spent 15 career weeks at the top of my survey, following a seven-week run in 2014 for “Already Home” and a four-week run in 2015 for “Hold Each Other”. Will 2019 provide the men with another great big radio hit?

07. JOHN MAYER, “New Light”
Album: (single only)
Label: Snack Money/Columbia
Peak: #2 for two weeks
Weeks: 26
Points: 695

In a year that saw artists like Avril Lavigne and the Backstreet Boys reach #1 on my chart for the first time in well over a decade, this single by Mayer was well on its way to achieving the same. Unfortunately, it fell a bit short, but it was the performer’s highest-charting song since “Waiting On The World To Change”, a four-week chart-topper from October and November 2006 that ranked at #8 on that year’s list. Will the singer and songwriter finally have his next #1 track here in 2019, when he’s poised to release new music? Stay tuned for his “New” jam.

06. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss”
Album: Dua Lipa (Complete Edition)
Label: Columbia-Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for five weeks
Weeks: 27
Points: 729

Dua Lipa was pretty much everywhere in 2018, and rightfully so: the international superstar is making some incredible music right now. A collaboration with DJ/producer Calvin Harris becomes her highest-charting song of four on my year-end survey, which spent five weeks at #1 on my weekly list and topped plenty of national charts throughout Europe. Both performers have new music on the horizon, with Lipa’s soundtrack cut from Alita: Battle Angel (titled “Swan Song”) coming in the next few weeks. Until then, we can all “Kiss” this year goodbye.

Stay tuned for the final installment of the Top 100 of 2018 tomorrow…

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 8, 2018

Still hangin’ “Loose”.

DEBUTS
40. Matt Simons – We Can Do Better
38. Jesse McCartney – Better With You
34. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Hall & Oates with Train – Philly Forget Me Not (40)
28. James TW – Say Love (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In (32)
23. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (29)
14. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (21)
13. Echosmith – Over My Head (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (08) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
09. Dua Lipa – IDGAF (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Lissie – Best Days (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (05) | PEAK: #02
04. Troye Sivan – My My My! (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (04) | PEAK: #03
02. George Ezra – Paradise (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – On The Loose (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You) (3)
2. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (1)
3. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (5)
4. Sigrid – Strangers (4)
5. Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely (6)
6. Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (2)
7. Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special (8)
8. Donovan Woods – Burn That Bridge (10)
9. P!nk – Whatever You Want (-)
10. Alice Merton – Lash Out (-)

In The Mix:
James Bay – Us (new)
Kacey Musgraves – High Horse
Kylie Minogue – Stop Me From Falling
Panic! At The Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous (new)
Years & Years – Sanctify

Chart Notes:

  • Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa are responsible for this week’s Highest Debut with “One Kiss”, smooching its way into the #34 spot. Lipa’s “IDGAF” holds onto the #9 position for the third consecutive week, while also showing solid growth at the Hot AC and Top 40 radio formats. With his first top 40 single on my chart since “Superbad”, which went to #13 during the summer of 2014, Jesse McCartney comes in at #38 with “Better With You”. Look out for more new music from the performer later this year. Lastly, at #40, Matt Simons returns with his first hit in three years, “We Can Do Better”. In early 2015, his song “Catch And Release” peaked at #23, though it reached the top five on the Triple A radio chart a little over a year later.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 1, 2018

Stay a while, Niall.

DEBUTS
40. Hall & Oates with Train – Philly Forget Me Not
39. The Driver Era – Preacher Man
36. James TW – Say Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In (40)
29. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (35)
21. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (33) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Dua Lipa – IDGAF (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (06) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
07. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Lissie – Best Days (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (03) | PEAK: #02
04. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Troye Sivan – My My My! (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. George Ezra – Paradise (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – On The Loose (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (1)
2. Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (2)
3. In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You) (3)
4. Sigrid – Strangers (5)
5. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (6)
6. Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely (8)
7. Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (7)
8. Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special (-)
9. Jesse McCartney – Better With You (-)
10. Donovan Woods – Burn That Bridge (-)

In The Mix:
Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up
James Bay – Pink Lemonade
Kacey Musgraves – High Horse
Kylie Minogue – Stop Me From Falling
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Panic! At The Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night)
P!nk – Whatever You Want
Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan
Years & Years – Sanctify

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to One Direction‘s Niall Horan, who now goes 4-for-4 with chart-topping titles from his solo album Flicker. “On The Loose” rises 2-1 this week, making Horan’s set the first to accumulate four consecutive #1 songs on my top 40 since 25 by Adele. The other three, chronologically, are 2016’s “This Town” and 2017’s “Slow Hands” and “Too Much To Ask”. This chart achievement also makes Flicker the first release to land #1 songs in three different calendar years since 25, with the last of the four, “Water Under The Bridge”, spending its last week at the top on the chart dated the first day of January in 2017. (Her run began in November 2015 with lead single “Hello”.) There are three debuts this week, led by the fourth top 40 song for James TW, “Say Love”, at #36. His biggest entry here to date, “When You Love Someone”, spent seven weeks at the top in the fall of 2016. The Driver Era, two of the Lynch siblings from R5, are new at #39 with “Preacher Man”, marking their first chart hit. Lastly, at #40, is a collaboration from Hall & Oates and Train called “Philly Forget Me Not”, a preview of their forthcoming summer tour together. It’s the legendary duo’s first time on my chart since 2005, when their cover of “Ooh Child” went to #37 that June. Train’s last top 40 single here, “Drink Up”, spent three weeks at #9 last June.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 25, 2018

More Troye to enjoy.

DEBUTS
40. Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In
33. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (40)
29. Bishop Briggs – White Flag (34)
23. Paramore – Rose-Colored Boy (29)
22. Echosmith – Over My Head (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Taylor Swift – Delicate (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lissie – Best Days (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Dua Lipa – IDGAF (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 – Wait (06) | PEAK: #05
06. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (03) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
05. George Ezra – Paradise (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Niall Horan – On The Loose (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Troye Sivan – My My My! (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (1)
2. Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (3)
3. In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You) (7)
4. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (2)
5. Sigrid – Strangers (6)
6. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (10)
7. Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (5)
8. Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely (8)
9. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (4)
10. Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop – Capital Letters (9)

In The Mix:
Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up
Bon Jovi – When We Were Us
Donovan Woods – Burn That Bridge (new)
James Bay – Pink Lemonade
Jesse McCartney – Better With You (new)
Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (new)
Kylie Minogue – Stop Me From Falling
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special
Panic! At The Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night) (new)
P!nk – Whatever You Want (new)
Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (new)
The Driver Era – Preacher Man (new)
Years & Years – Sanctify

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to 19-year-old Shawn Mendes, new at #33 with “In My Blood”. It’s his sixth entry on my chart, the biggest of which was a three-week #1 from last summer, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. His third album is due later this year, which also features “Lost In Japan”, a groovy tune that debuted alongside “Blood” late last week. A second new entry is in at #40: charting with their first entry in just under six years, Snow Patrol returns with “Don’t Give In”, giving the group their seventh top 40 hit since 2006. Their biggest of the seven came that year, a four-week #1 called “Chasing Cars”. On May 25, the band is releasing their upcoming studio album, Wildness. It’s great to have them back!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 18, 2018

Sivan is ser-van’ the hits.

DEBUTS
40. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)
39. Phillip Phillips – Into The Wild | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Bishop Briggs – White Flag (39)
31. Echosmith – Over My Head (36)
29. Paramore – Rose-Colored Boy (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Taylor Swift – Delicate (32) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks (tie)
20. Rozzi – Never Over You (25)
17. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
13. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lissie – Best Days (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (04) | PEAK: #02
07. George Ezra – Paradise (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Maroon 5 – Wait (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Niall Horan – On The Loose (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
02. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Troye Sivan – My My My! (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (1)
2. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (3)
3. Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (6)
4. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (5)
5. Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (7)
6. Sigrid – Strangers (-)
7. In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You) (-)
8. Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely (-)
9. Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop – Capital Letters (-)
10. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back
Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up
Bon Jovi – When We Were Us
Coin – Growing Pains
James Bay – Pink Lemonade
Kylie Minogue – Stop Me From Falling
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special
Years & Years – Sanctify

Chart Notes:

  • After reaching #9 last year with “Miles”, Phillip Phillips returns with the follow-up, “Into The Wild”, new at #39. Both titles can be found on Phillips’s most recent release, Collateral. (It’s not a hot Connell Cruise cover, but that single peaked at #27 on my chart three years ago.) A spot below him, at #40, is a soundtrack single by Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers. Taken from the film Love, Simon, which opened on Friday, “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)” heads for adds at the Alternative format Tuesday. Bleachers has been to #1 twice on my chart, while fun. (which Antonoff also played in) scored three chart-toppers in 2012 and 2013.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 11, 2018

Still “My” choice.

DEBUTS
40. Walk The Moon – Kamikaze
39. Bishop Briggs – White Flag
38. Paramore – Rose-Colored Boy | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Taylor Swift – Delicate (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (31)
18. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (07) | PEAK: #02
09. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan – On The Loose (11) | PEAK: #08
07. George Ezra – Paradise (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Wait (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (03) | PEAK: #02
03. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Troye Sivan – My My My! (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (4)
2. Phillip Phillips – Into The Wild (3)
3. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (1)
4. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (6)
5. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (2)
6. Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (7)
7. Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (10)
8. Coin – Growing Pains (8)
9. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (5)
10. Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back
Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely
Bon Jovi – When We Were Us
CHVRCHES – Get Out
Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop – Capital Letters
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
James Bay – Pink Lemonade (new)
Kylie Minogue – Stop Me From Falling (new)
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special
Years & Years – Sanctify (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Debuts from Bishop Briggs, Paramore and Walk The Moon all make the top 40 this week, one of which is the follow-up single to a giant chart-topper from late last year. The highest of those three tracks, Paramore’s “Rose-Colored Boy”, colors the chart with a dazzling #38 debut. It’s the second song to enter the top 40 from their After Laughter set; “Hard Times” reached #4 last year. Female soloist Briggs is next, waving her “White Flag” into the #39 spot. It follows “Dream”, which stalled at #15 for two weeks in December. (It was last week’s Most Added song at the Alternative format.) Finally, the Moon men from Ohio walk in at #40 with “Kamikaze”, which gives them two of my top 40 hits of the week. “One Foot”, which had a great run of six weeks at #1 in November and December, moves back up to #15 in its 25th week on the chart. (Look for the song to easily land at the 30-week mark in April.)

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