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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 27, 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. This week’s chart is all dressed up and fashionably fun:

CASE OF THE X: Lil Nas X holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “That’s What I Want”. It’s his third nonconsecutive week there.

Taken from the soundtrack to HBO’s Euphoria, “I’m Tired” jumps from 41-36 for Labrinth and Zendaya, as the two performers score their fourth and third top 40 hits, respectively. Next, “Mamiii” rises from 42-38 for Becky G and Karol G. It’s their fifth and first top 40 songs on the chart, respectively. (Sadly, there’s no word on a remix with Gina G and Kenny G at this time.) Finally, Eddie Benjamin is up from 43-40 this week with the meteorological and musical-approved “Weatherman”, which becomes his first top 40 hit.

Four songs enter the top 50 this week: “To The Moon” is the highest at #43, as newcomer JNR Choi debuts with his recent viral release. The tune samples “Talking To The Moon”, a Sam Tompkins cover of a popular Bruno Mars album cut. Chart mainstay Doja Cat lands at #45 with “Get Into It (Yuh)”, the fifth single from her Planet Her album at the format. Newcomer Charlotte Sands is new at #48 with “Dress”, a song which originally broke on TikTok in late 2020. Finally, The Weeknd is in at #50 with “Out Of Time”, taken from his Dawn FM album.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 20, 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. Don’t lose sight of these emerging records…

X-TRA TIME: Five weeks ago, Lil Nas X led the Top 40 radio chart with “That’s What I Want”, his third consecutive #1 hit from the album Montero. Now, it returns to the top for a second nonconsecutive week. All three cuts have now spent a combined total of five weeks at the top spot since July of last year.

In the top 40, “Don’t Forget My Love” jumps from 43-37 for Diplo and Miguel, taken from the former’s self-titled release. It’s the ninth solo credit for Diplo in the top 40, while Miguel earns his sixth entry into the region. Mimi Webb heats up from 42-38 with “House On Fire”, the second top 40 entry for the singer in under a year. It recently reached the top ten in both the U.K. and Ireland. Iann Dior climbs from 44-39 with “Let You”, also marking his second top 40 hit at the format. Lastly, Jena Rose lifts from 41-40 with “Checkmate”, her first top 40 song.

From HBO’s Euphoria, “I’m Tired” is in at #41 on the chart, as Labrinth and Zendaya enter with their first collaboration together. The duo Lawrence debuts at #44 with “Don’t Lose Sight”, which was recently heard in a Microsoft commercial. Ylona Garcia entertains the format at #46 with “Entertain Me”, while Yung Bleu and Kehlani decorate with #48 spot with “Beautiful Lies”, a recent #1 single on the Rhythmic radio chart.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 15, 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: Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa have a tasty pie for the pop panel. Let’s add ’em up:

THE “SWEETEST” THING: Earning 140 stations on impact, “Sweetest Pie” is the delicious and deserving winner of the Most Added title at the Top 40 radio format, as the collaboration from Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa is off to a quick start. Last weekend, it became their seventh and 17th top 40 hits, respectively, and could end up just outside the top 20 by the weekend.

The only other impacting title of note comes from Eddie Benjamin, who tied for seventh place with 20 adds for “Weatherman”. The single entered at #49 on last weekend’s chart and should move up a bit with the new activity. It’s his first song to impact here.

Charting singles from Dove CameronEm Beihold and Tate McRae 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. MEGAN THEE STALLION & DUA LIPA, “Sweetest Pie” (1501 Certified/300 Ent.)
2-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Complete Mess” (BMG)
2-T. TYGA featuring DOJA CAT, “Freaky Deaky” (EMPIRE-Kemosabe/RCA)
4. DOVE CAMERON, “Boyfriend” (Disruptor/Columbia)
5. LABRINTH & ZENDAYA, “I’m Tired” (HBO/Columbia)
6. TIESTO & AVA MAX, “The Motto” (Atlantic)
7-T. EDDIE BENJAMIN, “Weatherman” (Vol. 1/Epic)
7-T. EM BEIHOLD, “Numb Little Bug” (Moon Projects/Republic)
9-T. KYGO featuring DNCE, “Dancing Feet” (RCA)
9-T. TATE MCRAE, “She’s All I Wanna Be” (RCA)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 8, 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: Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran jam some “Bam” into the adds report. Let’s add ’em up:

MORE ED-UCATION: Taken from her forthcoming album Familia, Camila Cabello landed at the top spot on this week’s adds report with the Ed Sheeran-assisted “Bam Bam”, earning 158 stations on impact. It launched at #35 on the Top 40 chart last weekend, marking the 16th solo top 40 hit for Cabello and the 26th overall for Sheeran. Look for the song to see some larger chart moves in the next few weeks.

5 Seconds Of Summer also had a robust impact week for “Complete Mess”, starting in second place on the log with 117 stations. The tune came in at #37 on last weekend’s official chart, becoming the group’s 12th top 40 single at the Top 40 format. It tied with “Bam Bam” for the Most Added title at the Hot AC format yesterday, earning 36 adds there.

Another handful of new releases ranked just below the top five on this week’s adds report. Of note, “I’m Tired” started with 19 stations and a sixth-place finish, as Labrinth and Zendaya continue to ride a wave of streaming momentum from HBO’s Euphoria.

Charting singles from Dove CameronEm Beihold and Mimi Webb 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. CAMILA CABELLO featuring ED SHEERAN, “Bam Bam” (Syco/Epic)
2. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Complete Mess” (BMG)
3. DOVE CAMERON, “Boyfriend” (Disruptor/Columbia)
4-T. EM BEIHOLD, “Numb Little Bug” (Moon Projects/Republic)
4-T. TATE MCRAE, “She’s All I Wanna Be” (RCA)
6. LABRINTH & ZENDAYA, “I’m Tired” (HBO/Columbia)
7. MIMI WEBB, “House On Fire” (Epic)
8. KYGO featuring DNCE, “Dancing Feet” (RCA)
9. TYGA featuring DOJA CAT, “Freaky Deaky” (EMPIRE-Kemosabe/RCA)
10. LAWRENCE, “Don’t Lose Sight” (Beautiful Mind/Lakeside)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 7-8, 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 six songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Complete Mess” (BMG)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #37 (3/6/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 12

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CAMILA CABELLO featuring ED SHEERAN, “Bam Bam” (Syco/Epic)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #35 (3/6/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 16 (Cabello – solo appearances) / 26 (Sheeran)

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DIPLO & MIGUEL, “Don’t Forget My Love” (Higher Ground/Mad Decent)
Album: Diplo (2022)
Chart Position: #45 (3/6/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 8 (Diplo – includes LSD, Silk City) / 5 (Miguel)

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LABRINTH & ZENDAYA, “I’m Tired” (HBO/Columbia)
Album: Euphoria: Season 2 (Soundtrack) (2022)
Chart Position: #97 (3/6/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 3 (Labrinth – includes LSD) / 2 (Zendaya)

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LAWRENCE, “Don’t Lose Sight” (Beautiful Mind/Lakeside)
Album: Hotel TV (2021)
Chart Position: #59 (3/6/22)
T40 Hits To Date: None

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OMAH LAY & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Attention” (Sire/Warner)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #57 (3/6/22)
T40 Hits To Date: None (Lay) / 38 (Bieber)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 16, 2021)

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 the important juicy fruit facts and chart champs, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

POP GOES THE PEACHES: Justin Bieber climbs a notch to the top of the pop radio chart with Daniel Caesar and GIVĒON-assisted “Peaches”. This is his second #1 song of 2021: he previously led the list for a week in February with the Benny Blanco-assisted “Lonely”.

The international dance hit “Friday” moves up from 42-38 on the chart for four artists that are all scoring their first top 40 entry here: Riton and Nightcrawlers, both DJ acts, as well as featured artists and social media personalities Mufasa and Hypeman. A notch lower, there is one other newcomer checking into the top 40 this week: Brazilian star Anitta, who blasts onto the list at #39 with “Girl From Rio”.

Newcomer Mimi Webb leads a pack of top 50 entries with “Good Without”, which comes in at #44. It recently entered the top 20 nationally in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Just behind her, NF lands at #45 with “Just Like You”, the second top 50 entry from the mixtape Clouds at the format. (The title track spent a week at #50 in late March.) Coldplay is hoping to earn their first top 40 single since 2017 with “Higher Power”, which bows at #47. Finally, at #49, Major Lazer is back on the chart with the Sia and Labrinth-assisted “Titans”.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 12, 2019

Mapping out a chart win.

When the world’s biggest K-pop group maps out a route to the top of the charts, everyone else should move out of the way… here are this week’s top new albums and singles hitting the market:

BTS – Map Of The Soul: Persona (EP) (iTunes)
Features: The Halsey-assisted “Boy With Luv”, which impacts at Top 40 radio this coming Tuesday

Notable albums out this week: Aaron Lewis‘s State I’m In (iTunes), Anderson .Paak‘s Ventura (iTunes), Andy Black‘s The Ghost Of Ohio (iTunes), Bruce Hornsby‘s Absolute Zero (iTunes), Danny Gokey‘s Haven’t Seen It Yet (iTunes), Emma Bunton‘s My Happy Place (iTunes), Glen Hansard‘s This Wild Willing (iTunes), Jackie Evancho‘s The Debut (iTunes), John Paul White‘s The Hurting Kind (iTunes), LSD‘s Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… (iTunes), Melissa Etheridge‘s The Medicine Show (iTunes), Missio‘s The Darker The Weather // The Better The Man (iTunes), Nicklas Sahl‘s Planets (iTunes), Tommee Profitt x Fleurie‘s Gloria Regali (iTunes), Walking On Cars‘s Colours (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Hannah Jane Lewis‘s Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes), Leaving Austin‘s Southern Gold (iTunes), Norah Jones‘s Begin Again (iTunes), Ofenbach‘s Ofenbach (iTunes), Omar Apollo‘s Friends (iTunes), Theia‘s Not Your Princess (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Nighter”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Back To Love”, Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Better By Myself”, Hey Violet (iTunes)
“Between The Lines (Louie Vega Remix)”, Robyn (iTunes)
“Borderline”, Tame Impala (iTunes)
“Can We Pretend”, P!nk featuring Cash Cash (iTunes)
“Can’t Come Back”, Myzica (iTunes)
“Dead To Me”, Blackbear (iTunes)
“Don’t Give Up On Me (R3HAB Remix)”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Every Boy”, Miss Benny (iTunes)
“Favourite Ex”, Maisie Peters (iTunes)
“Fifteen”, Johan (iTunes)
“Free To Go”, Seeb x Highasakite (iTunes)
“F*ck”, Oliver Tree (iTunes)
“Heroes Never Die”, UNSECRET featuring Krigarè (iTunes)
“Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)”, The Raconteurs (iTunes)
“I Just Wanted You”, Openside (iTunes)
“I’m Not Coming Back”, Meg Mac (iTunes)
“Imported”, Jessie Reyez & 6LACK (iTunes)
“Kingdom Of One”, Maren Morris (iTunes)
“Late Night Feelings”, Mark Ronson featuring Lykke Li (iTunes)
“Make Up”, Landon Cube (iTunes)
“Nightshade”, The Lumineers (iTunes)
“One Thought Away”, Asher Angel featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Ride”, Lolo Zouaï (iTunes)
“Roll The Dice”, Marshmello & SOBxRBE (iTunes)
“Roots And Wings”, Jessie James Decker (iTunes)
“Sanguine Paradise”, Lil Uzi Vert (iTunes)
“Sixteen”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“SOS”, Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Summer Love”, Oliver Heldens featuring Devin & Nile Rodgers (iTunes)
“Sunday”, Jessica Mauboy (iTunes)
“Talk (Remix)”, Khalid featuring Megan Thee Stallion & Yo Gotti (iTunes)
“The Bully”, Sody (iTunes)
“Think About You (Galantis Remix)”, Kygo featuring Valerie Broussard (iTunes)
“Til I Don’t”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Timeless”, Rob Thomas (iTunes)
“Ugly”, Anitta (iTunes)
“Up All Night”, Harrison Wheeler featuring Magic Marshall (iTunes)
“Waiting Tables”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“Wreck”, Hux (iTunes)
“You The One”, EBEN (iTunes)
“Zelda Mae”, Fergus (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Cage The Elephant, Lizzo and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 4-5, 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 new titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DRAX PROJECT featuring HAILEE STEINFELD – “Woke Up Late” (300 Entertainment/in2une)
Album: Noon (EP) (2018)
Past T40 History: Originally a top 20 hit in their native New Zealand, the Drax Project hopes to attain their first U.S. top 40 entry.

FLETCHER – “Undrunk” (Snapback/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Known for streaming hits like “I Believe You” and “War Paint”, this marks the artist’s first single to impact here.

IMAGINE DRAGONS – “Bad Liar” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
Album: Origins (2018)
Past T40 History: Though “Natural” narrowly missed the top ten here, the band can easily return to the region with this future hit.

LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO) featuring LIL WAYNE – “Genius” (RECORDS/Columbia)
Album: LSD (2019)
Past T40 History: The trio’s previous single, “Thunderclouds”, which was featured in a Samsung commercial, went to #22 last fall.

Next week: A collaboration from Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke and Tyga leads the pack next Tuesday, as duo MKTO is on the hunt for their first top 40 entry in 3-1/2 years.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 28, 2018)

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: established collaborations continue to lead the way, though some reactive Alternative crossovers from Imagine Dragons and Panic! At The Disco are hoping to break through. Let’s add ’em up:

HAPPIER TIMES ARE HERE: Results were slower than last week across the Top 40 panel, as many outlets opted not to report ahead of the holiday weekend. That being said, for those stations that did submit their adds, it was a mixed bag of proven pop titles and some solid impacting songs in the top ten. Last week’s leader, “Happier” by Marshmello and Bastille, secured another week at the top, picking up 34 more stations. Just behind that collaboration is the hit that landed in second place a week ago, “Promises” from Calvin Harris and Sam Smith, in with 29 stations this time around. Tied for third at 27 stations, “Beautiful” by Bazzi and Camila Cabello and “Natural” by Imagine Dragons, which had a last-minute impact scheduled, were also solid for the day.

For other songs officially going for adds this week, BTS‘s first collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “Idol”, picked up a nice 23 stations in its first week, just ahead of “Thunderclouds” by LSD (the act featuring Labrinth, Sia and Diplo) and “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco with 20 stations each. Respectively, the first title ranks in fifth, while the other two are tied for sixth. All three songs should appear in the top 50 at the format in the next couple of weeks.

Have a great Labor Day weekend and enjoy the extra time off!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MARSHMELLO x BASTILLE, “Happier” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
2. CALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH, “Promises” (Capitol-Columbia)
3-T. BAZZI featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Beautiful” (APG/Atlantic)
3-T. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Natural” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
5. BTS featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Idol” (BigHit/Columbia-YMCMB/Republic)
6-T. LOGIC featuring RYAN TEDDER, “One Day” (Def Jam)
6-T. LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO), “Thunderclouds” (RECORDS/Columbia)
6-T. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “High Hopes” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
9-T. JUICE WRLD, “Lucid Dreams” (Grade A/Interscope)
9-T. WEEZER, “Africa” (Crush Music/RRP)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 27-28, 2018)

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 the three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BTS featuring NICKI MINAJ – “Idol” (BigHit/Columbia)
Album: Love Yourself: Answer (2018)
Past T40 History: The popular K-pop act has appeared in the top 40 at the format twice this year. Will the panel idolize this song?

LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO) – “Thunderclouds” (RECORDS/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: While this trio’s latest track attempts to reach the Top 40 list, “Genius” is now in the top 50 at Alternative radio.

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – “High Hopes” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
Album: Pray For The Wicked (2018)
Past T40 History: On the verge of their fourth top 40 hit at the format, the act’s last chart single here, 2016’s “Victorious”, hit #30.

Next week: “Goodbye” says hello to the panel, as the Jason Derulo, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Willy William hit heads for some adds after the Labor Day holiday.

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