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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 12, 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: Zedd and Kehlani earned the strongest results of any impacting tune on the report, but does their good thing endure at the top? Let’s add ’em up:

ONE “GOOD” EVENING: After a tight race for most of the day, Zedd and Kehlani’s “Good Thing” edged ahead at the end with a nice first week total of 41 stations, just a handful of adds ahead of some established hits: Tones And I‘s “Dance Monkey” (40) and Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” (38). “Good” is already racing towards the top 50 and will probably get there in the next few days. A spot lower than Lipa is another impacting record, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” by the Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin. It secures that fourth place finish with 35 stations on impact. The collaboration earned an additional 16 adds at the Rhythmic format, picking up the same rank of fourth place.

Elsewhere, MAX and Chromeo tied for fifth place on the log with two dozen stations adding “Checklist” this week. Recent singles from acts like Kesha and Louis Tomlinson are among the titles extending their run in the top ten.

There’s a “Sugar” rush coming next week on behalf of BROCKHAMPTON, who impact at the format for the first time.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ZEDD & KEHLANI, “Good Thing” (Interscope)
2. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
3. DUA LIPA, “Don’t Start Now” (Warner)
4. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
5-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
5-T. MAX featuring CHROMEO, “Checklist” (The Orchard)
7. AJR, “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
8-T. KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA, “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
8-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
10. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Highest In The Room” (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 10, 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. The chart veterans are having a decent time on the chart this week, but plenty of newcomers are also on the rise. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

LOVE FOUR “SOMEONE”: Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved” narrowly beat Post Malone‘s “Circles” to pick up a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with a gap of about 140 spins. Don’t worry, Post Malone fans; he’ll definitely be topping the chart by next weekend. Meanwhile, Capaldi’s enduring smash ranks at #2 and #5 on the Hot AC and AC charts, respectively.

Dua Lipa makes a bold move with “Don’t Start Now”, leaping from 45-25 to become her ninth top 40 hit at the format. It’s only six spots away from the peak of her last charting hit, the soundtrack cut “Swan Song”, which spent two weeks at #19 in March. Kesha‘s 16th top 40 entry here jumps from 42-34 this week. “Raising Hell” also marks the first credited chart hit for Big Freedia. Climbing from 44-40 is the last of three top 40 entries on the survey: “Make It Right” by BTS and Lauv, who earn their fifth and sixth top 40 hits, respectively. This collaboration charts concurrently with Lauv’s “F**k, I’m Lonely”, a collaboration with Anne-Marie that lifts from 37-36.

Travis Scott‘s “Highest In The Room”, a former #1 song on the Hot 100, debuts at #44 this week. On the Rhythmic chart, the song bolts from 10-6. Format newcomer Isabela Merced, a young actress that’s largely known for her work with Nickelodeon, comes in at #49 with “Papi”. Lastly, AJR enters at #50 with “Dear Winter”, a song that also enters at #50 on this week’s Hot AC chart.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 10, 2019

“Nice” to see him at #1.

DEBUTS
39. Martin Garrix & Dean Lewis – Used To Love

TOP GAINERS
28. Louis Tomlinson – We Made It (35)
21. Kesha featuring Big Freedia – Raising Hell (26)
19. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
14. Coldplay – Orphans (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Normani – Motivation (05) | PEAK: #03
09. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (06) | PEAK: #02
06. Lizzo – Good As Hell (07) | PEAK: #06
05. The Script – The Last Time (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – Lover (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Keane – Love Too Much (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Parachute – Had It All (1)
2. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (2)
3. James Blunt – Cold (3)
4. LP – Strange (8)
5. Westlife – My Blood (5)
6. Lady Antebellum – Ocean (6)
7. Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July (-)
8. Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold On (9)
9. Echosmith – Lonely Generation (7)
10. Lennon Stella – Kissing Other People (-)

In The Mix:
Bastille & Alessia Cara – Another Place
HAIM – Now I’m In It
Jewel – No More Tears (new)
Sugar Ray – Highest Tree
Zedd & Kehlani – Good Thing

Chart Notes:

  • Big congrats are in order for Niall Horan, who scores his sixth solo #1 song on my chart with “Nice To Meet Ya”, climbing from 3-1. Horan’s latest chart-topper extends his run as the most successful individual member of One Direction on my list. He’s also sure to do really well on my end-of-the-decade chart with at least one of his songs, which will be revealed after the holidays. Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” soars from 33-19 in its second week in the top 40, giving it the Biggest Mover title on this week’s chart. The only new entry of note lands at #39, as “Used To Love” marks the first collaboration to chart for Martin Garrix and Dean Lewis. The song impacts at Hot AC radio in three weeks.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 5, 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: Dua Lipa paces well ahead of the competition to secure the top spot with a song that’s really starting to climb in airplay. Who else is in the mix? Let’s add ’em up:

“START” THE CELEBRATION: After entering the top 50 on last Sunday’s published update, Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” will not be stopping anytime soon. Complimenting its top ten ranks on iTunes and Spotify in the U.S., the building hit begins at Top 40 radio with a very good 124 stations on impact, which easily makes it the Most Added release of the week. Though the single has not received an adds date at any other format so far, look for it to earn some airplay at the Hot AC and Rhythmic formats soon. “Don’t” should be well into the top 40 on the pop chart by the weekend.

Elsewhere, Travis Scott earns his best week yet with “Highest In The Room”, a top ten single on the Rhythmic radio survey that’s on the move at some Top 40 outlets. It earned 42 new stations during the session, which puts it in the runner-up position. Landing in sixth place at the format, Louis Tomlinson‘s “We Made It” officially impacts this week, adding another 16 stations to its total.

Recent charting releases by Blackbear, Kesha and Tones And I are among those prominent titles making up the rest of the top ten.

Next week, look out for potentially solid results for recent collaborations from MAX and Chromeo and Zedd and Kehlani.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DUA LIPA, “Don’t Start Now” (Warner)
2. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Highest In The Room” (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic)
3. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
4. KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA, “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
5. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
6. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
7-T. ISABELA MERCED, “Papi” (Republic)
7-T. SELENA GOMEZ, “Lose You To Love Me” (Interscope)
9. AJR, “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
10. BTS featuring LAUV, “Make It Right” (BigHit/Columbia)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 3, 2019

Dancing into November at #1.

DEBUTS
40. Keane – Stupid Things
38. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending
33. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Kesha featuring Big Freedia – Raising Hell (31)
22. Coldplay – Orphans (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. American Authors featuring Maddie Poppe & Phillip Phillips – Bring It On Home (25)
14. Harry Styles – Lights Up (22)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (17) | PEAK: #10
09. The Script – The Last Time (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Lizzo – Good As Hell (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (02) | PEAK: #02
05. Normani – Motivation (03) | PEAK: #03
04. Keane – Love Too Much (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Taylor Swift – Lover (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Parachute – Had It All (1)
2. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (5)
3. James Blunt – Cold (4)
4. Ben Platt – Rain (2)
5. Westlife – My Blood (10)
6. Lady Antebellum – Ocean (-)
7. Echosmith – Lonely Generation (7)
8. LP – Strange (-)
9. Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold On (-)
10. Sugar Ray – Highest Tree (-)

In The Mix:
Bastille & Alessia Cara – Another Place (new)
HAIM – Now I’m In It (new)
Martin Garrix & Dean Lewis – Used To Love (new)
Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July
Zedd & Kehlani – Good Thing (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Tones And I manages a sixth week at #1 for “Dance Monkey”, but the growing competition from Niall Horan and Taylor Swift may keep her global smash out of the top spot next time around. Coldplay earns this week’s Biggest Mover title with a 33-22 jump for “Orphans”. New at #33, Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” leads a pack of three debuts, as it prepares to impact at Top 40 radio on Tuesday. A collaboration from JP Saxe and Julia Michaels comes in at #38, titled “If The World Was Ending”, with Saxe scoring his first appearance on my list. Keane‘s latest single at Triple A radio (which impacts this month) also bounces in at #40. “Stupid Things” gives the band three songs in the top 40 off their most recent release Cause And Effect.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 29, 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: Selena Gomez has a winning song about losing, while Kesha is raising her profile on the log with her new collaboration. Let’s add ’em up:

“LOSE” WINS BIG: Pop star Selena Gomez, who’s looking for her first #1 song at the format since the spring of 2016, could be a couple of months away from it with “Lose You To Love Me”, which debuted last week. The very personal ballad easily grabs the top spot on this week’s report with a giant 168 stations on impact, which doesn’t include a handful of adds that came in early last week. It also led yesterday’s report at Hot AC radio with 37 stations there. The song entered at #29 on last Sunday’s published update. At this point, it could be vying for a solid move into the top 20 by the weekend.

In second place with a very strong total, Kesha’s “Raising Hell”, a collaboration with Big Freedia, is in with 83 stations. After just sneaking into this past weekend’s chart at #50, it should have larger jump up the chart, likely well into the top 40. It also ranked in second place on yesterday’s log at Hot AC radio, coming in with 18 stations.

Recent charting releases by Blackbear, Charlie Puth and Tones And I are among those prominent titles making up the rest of the top ten, which also includes an impacting title from AJR and some early action for Louis Tomlinson‘s latest.

Next week, Dua Lipa‘s upcoming single “Don’t Start Now” should, in fact, start atop the usual adds report at the format.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SELENA GOMEZ, “Lose You To Love Me” (Interscope)
2. KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA, “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
4. ISABELA MERCED, “Papi” (Republic)
5-T. AJR, “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
5-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
7-T. DAN + SHAY featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “10,000 Hours” (Warner)
7-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
9. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “Mother” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 28-29, 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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJR – “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
Album: Neotheater (2019)
Past T40 History: After being pushed back several times now, the trio will be going for their fourth top 40 entry at the pop format.

ISABELA MERCED – “Papi” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: Actress and singer Merced impacts at the Top 40 format for the first time. Early airplay for the single is limited.

KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA – “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: High Road (2020)
Past T40 History: Big Freedia was previously heard (but not credited) on Drake’s hit “Nice For What”, which went to #12 in 2018.

SELENA GOMEZ – “Lose You To Love Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: As this ballad holds steady at #1 on iTunes and Spotify, it should easily claim the top spot on this week’s report.

Next week: Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” should start pretty well on next Tuesday’s report, as Louis Tomlinson‘s “We Made It” also competes for a spot in the top five.

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

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