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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 22, 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. This week, the biz is all about the Lizz and a handful of huge debuts in the top 40 by format superstars. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“HURTS” SO GOOD: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts”, the current #1 song on the Hot 100, moves from 2-1 on this week’s Top 40 chart. It’s her first chart-topper at the format and recently led the Rhythmic radio chart as well. At only 32 spins shy of 20,000, the single now holds a new record for the most spins by a single song in one week at this format. Furthermore, it has nearly 31,200 spins across the spectrum of monitored radio formats this week, as it now ranks in the top 40 at six of them. The massive hit will easily earn another week at #1 here, and probably more, with Lizzo’s nearest competition still about 5,000 spins away.

After a larger week on last Tuesday’s adds report, Halsey‘s “Graveyard” climbs from 48-22 on the survey, which marks her 12th top 40 single to date. You can find it on her upcoming album Manic, which is due January 17. The soundtrack cut “Don’t Call Me Angel” (from Charlie’s Angels) lands all the way up at #32, giving Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey their 20th, 12th and second top 40 hits on the pop chart to date, respectively. Maroon 5 reemerges with their 27th top 40 release, “Memories”, which is in at #38. Its entry is more impressive on the Hot AC radio chart, where it debuts at #23. AJ Mitchell and Ava Max also reach the top 40 with “Slow Dance”, up from 42-40 this week. It’s Mitchell’s third top 40 entry here and Max’s second.

The only other new title in the top 50 this week comes from 5 Seconds Of Summer, who enter at #49 with “Teeth”. It should give the group their tenth top 40 hit in the coming weeks. Expect a little more action in this section of the chart next week.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 16-17, 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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – “Teeth” (Interscope)
Album: 13 Reasons Why (Season 3) (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: This will be the third song from the series to chart here, following cuts by Selena Gomez and Lauv/Anne-Marie.

ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY – “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
Album: Charlie’s Angels (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: The biggest song from this franchise, “Independent Women, Pt. 1” by Destiny’s Child, held at #1 for nine weeks.

HALSEY – “Graveyard” (Capitol)
Album: Manic (2020)
Past T40 History: The performer has four #1 songs to date on the Top 40 chart, but her past two releases have missed the top ten.

LINDSEY STIRLING featuring ELLE KING – “The Upside” (Lindseystomp/BMG/in2une)
Album: Artemis (2019)
Past T40 History: Stirling has not charted at this format before; King’s biggest hit to date, “Ex’s & Oh’s”, hit #7 in November 2015.

LOUD LUXURY & BRYCE VINE – “I’m Not Alright” (Sire/Warner-Armada)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The duo and Vine have three top 20 entries between them at this format, though none have entered the top ten.

Next week: new songs from Liam Payne and The Chainsmokers lead a smaller pack of impacting releases.

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 30, 2019

Let’s call it a Rey.

If you’re preparing to travel for the long weekend, you better be preparing a long playlist with some of these big releases. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

LANA DEL REY – Norman F*cking Rockwell (iTunes)
Features: “Doin’ Time”, the current #1 song on the Triple A chart that also ranks in the top five at Alternative radio

LIL TECCA – We Love You Tecca (iTunes)
Features: “Ransom”, a current top ten hit on the Rhythmic chart that also ranks in the top 40 at Top 40 radio

TOOL – Fear Inoculum (iTunes)
Features: The title track, which is approaching the top ten on the Active Rock chart

Notable albums out this week: Common‘s Let Love (iTunes), G Flip‘s About Us (iTunes), H.E.R.‘s I Used To Know Her (iTunes), Montaigne‘s Complex (iTunes), Natasha Bedingfield‘s Roll With Me (iTunes), Sheryl Crow‘s Threads (iTunes), SiR‘s Chasing Summer (iTunes), Stephen Bishop‘s We’ll Talk About It Later In The Car (iTunes), Trisha Yearwood‘s Every Girl (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Astrid S‘s True Issues (iTunes), Cris Cab‘s Diamonds (iTunes), Elevation Worship‘s At Midnight (iTunes), eleven7four‘s 1174 (iTunes), NUUXS‘s Red Tape, Vol. 2 (iTunes), Tones And I‘s The Kids Are Coming (iTunes)

New remix packages that you can buy this week include:
“OMG (Pt. 1)”, Gryffin & Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Outnumbered”, Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“About You”, Otto Knows (iTunes)
“All Around The World”, Matoma featuring Bryn Christopher (iTunes)
“Babushka Boi”, A$AP Rocky (iTunes)
“Bezerk”, Big Sean featuring A$AP Ferg & Hit-Boy (iTunes)
“BGM”, Wale (iTunes)
“Ceiling Won’t Break”, Finish Ticket (iTunes)
“Champion”, American Authors featuring Beau Young Prince (iTunes)
“Circles”, Post Malone (iTunes)
“Cold”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“Crush”, Duckwrth (iTunes)
“Don’t Stop Me Now”, Jukebox The Ghost (iTunes)
“Dream Of You”, Mxmtoon (iTunes)
“Drive”, Tim McGraw (iTunes)
“Four Walls”, Nicklas Sahl (iTunes)
“F*ck, I’m Lonely (Ofenbach Remix)”, Lauv featuring Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Go Off (Nothin’ 2 It)”, Dillon Francis (iTunes)
“God Only Knows”, for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton (iTunes)
“Good (Stripped)”, Twin XL (iTunes)
“Graduation”, Benny Blanco & Juice WRLD (iTunes)
“Head Above Water”, Avril Lavigne featuring We The Kings (iTunes)
“Heavenly”, Cigarettes After Sex (iTunes)
“Hello My Loneliness”, Delaney Jane x Call Me Karizma (iTunes)
“I Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore”, Alphabeat (iTunes)
“I Hurt Too Much”, Clark Beckham (iTunes)
“Jacques”, Jax Jones & Tove Lo (iTunes)
“Kingdom”, Joel Adams (iTunes)
“Kiss & Tell”, Angels & Airwaves (iTunes)
“Look Away (Steve Void Remix)”, Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Love Me Again”, RAYE & Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“Midnight Hour”, Skrillex, Boys Noize & Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Ms. Last Night”, Kyan Palmer & nicopop. (iTunes)
“New Fire (Poolside Remix)”, Pretty Sister featuring MarcLo (iTunes)
“Nice To Meet Ya”, The Griswolds (iTunes)
“Not 20 Anymore”, Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“Ooh Girl”, Kris Kross Amsterdam featuring Conor Maynard & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Over The Rainbow”, Renée Zellweger (iTunes)
“Paralyzed”, David Archuleta (iTunes)
“Proud Of You”, Five Times August (iTunes)
“Real Thing”, Ruel (iTunes)
“Runaway With You”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Safety”, GASHI featuring DJ Snake (iTunes)
“Shame On You”, Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Sociopath”, Pusha T featuring Kash Doll (iTunes)
“Solo Quiero (Somebody To Love)”, Leona Lewis, Cali Y El Dandee & Juan Magán (iTunes)
“Start Over”, Jutes (iTunes)
“Stuck To You”, SafetySuit (iTunes)
“Suck On Light”, Boy & Bear (iTunes)
“Summer Fade”, Snakehips featuring Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“Tear Myself Apart”, Tate McRae (iTunes)
“The Darkness Has A Voice”, Amber Run (iTunes)
“Too Hot”, Jason Derulo (iTunes)
“Under Pressure”, LA WOMEN (iTunes)
“Up”, EARTHGANG (iTunes)
“Warm”, Charli XCX featuring HAIM (iTunes)
“Way Too Pretty For Prison”, Miranda Lambert & Maren Morris (iTunes)
“WeT”, Girl Wilde (iTunes)
“When It Comes To You”, Sean Paul (iTunes)
“Where Dreams Go To Die”, Ilse DeLange (iTunes)
“Without You”, John Newman & Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Women Who Look Like You”, JP Saxe featuring Guapdad 4000 (iTunes)
“You Are Not Alone”, Emeli Sandé (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Post Malone, The Highwomen and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 21, 2017

A Rey of light on the charts.

It’s the middle of July, so get stuck in the middle of all these grand rock and rap releases hitting stores today. It’s sure to be one mighty musical match for #1! Here are the notable albums and singles this week:

LANA DEL REY – Lust For Life (iTunes)
After taking a small Honeymoon two years ago, the New York City singer and songwriter is ready for more love from the buying public with her fourth major-label album. It features a number of interesting collaborations, with performers like Stevie Nicks and The Weekend (on the title track) in the mix. Del Rey’s fan base is pretty big at this point, and I imagine they’ll be doing all they can to ensure a #1 debut for their queen.

MEEK MILL – Wins & Losses (iTunes)
This popular rapper is just below the top ten on Urban radio with the single “Whatever You Need”, featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign. His previous set, Dreams Worth More Than Money, netted him some money when it debuted at #1 in 2015. On this particular week, it’s going to be harder to reach the top spot, but Mill could pull it off again.

TYLER, THE CREATOR – Flower Boy (iTunes)
Since 2011, all three of this rapper’s studio albums have reached the top five on the Billboard 200 chart with minimal radio play. So, this one should be another easy top five for the 26-year-old, given the millions of streams from his previous sets. “I Ain’t Got Time!” was the most recent single from the release, coming out earlier this week.

FOSTER THE PEOPLE – Sacred Hearts Club (iTunes)
Featuring “Doing It For The Money”, which ranks in the top 15 on the Alternative chart, this quartet (once a trio) is looking for a third top ten album on the Billboard 200. Three songs on this album appeared on an EP called III, which was released in April.

More albums out this week: Declan McKenna‘s What Do You Think About The Car? (iTunes), In This Moment‘s Ritual (iTunes), Romeo Santos‘s Golden (iTunes), Sage The Gemini‘s Morse Code (iTunes), Vera Blue‘s Perennial (iTunes), Descendants 2 (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: TBA

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“’93 (Acoustic)”, Youngr (iTunes)
“Ahead Of Myself”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“Back To You”, Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals (iTunes)
“Body And Soul”, Kat Dahlia (iTunes)
“Dance with A Ghost”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
“Edge Of The Night”, Sheppard featuring Sebastian Yatra (iTunes)
“Fine”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Golden Age”, Late Night Episode (iTunes)
“idontwannabeyouanymore”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Legends Are Made”, Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Mattress”, Leland (iTunes)
“Poor Me”, Shania Twain (iTunes)
“Raincoat (Loote Remix)”, Timeflies featuring Shy Martin (iTunes)
“She’s On My Mind”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Something To Hold On To”, Emily Warren (iTunes)
“The Way I Love Her (Acoustic)”, Stanaj (iTunes)
“Wedding Crashers”, Aminé featuring Offset (iTunes)
“Would You Mind”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Arcade Fire, Cage The Elephant and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 18, 2015

"Beach" better have her money.

“Beach” better have her money.

This week’s New Music Friday leads us on a holiday for music lovers (because, well, we are married to music.) On this stay, we’ll take in a little pop, some rock, some rap and much more. Here’s a look at the week’s new album and single releases:

  • LANA DEL REY — Honeymoon (iTunes)
    • From “High By The Beach” to high on the charts, Del Rey’s third major-label studio set should have a similar debut to her previous two studio albums, which both entered in the top two. Notably, the effort features her cover of the song “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, originally recorded by Nina Simone in 1964. It was then a hit on several occasions in the years to come.
  • MAC MILLER — GO:OD AM (iTunes)
    • 23-year-old Pittsburgh rapper Miller has had some great success and a responsive fanbase since his debut in 2011, including a #1 on the Billboard 200 with his Blue Slide Park album that year. This is his first major-label set, while bringing his total studio albums to three overall. Single “100 Grandkids” barely cracked the Hot 100 at #100.
  • SHINEDOWN — Threat To Survival (iTunes)
    • They’ve had a lock on a spot in the top two on Active Rock radio with “Cut The Cord” for about two months now. A Threat to the top spot on the Billboard 200, you ask? Probably not, but a solid top five debut is not a bad guess. It remains to be seen if any songs will crossover from their latest album.
  • More albums out this week: Alabama‘s Southern Drawl (iTunes), Andy Mineo‘s Uncomfortable (iTunes), Atreyu‘s Long Live (iTunes), Black Violin‘s Stereotypes (iTunes), blessthefall‘s To Those Left Behind (iTunes), Chris Cornell‘s Higher Truth (iTunes), Darlene Love‘s Introducing Darlene Love (iTunes), David Cook‘s Digital Vein (iTunes), David Gilmour‘s Rattle That Lock (iTunes), Judy Collins‘s Strangers Again (iTunes), Katharine McPhee‘s Hysteria (iTunes), Keith Richards‘s Crosseyed Heart (iTunes), Meg Myers‘s Sorry (iTunes), PHASES‘s For Life (iTunes), Ryan Adams‘s 1989 (out 9/21) (iTunes), The Front Bottoms‘s Back On Top (iTunes), Timeflies‘s Just For Fun (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Jasmine Thompson‘s Adore (iTunes), Transviolet‘s Transviolet (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “All For Love”, Madison Beer featuring Jack & Jack (iTunes)
  • “Automatic”, Zhu x AlunaGeorge (iTunes)
  • “Born To Lose”, Cast Of Empire (iTunes)
  • “Cake By The Ocean”, DNCE (iTunes)
  • “Confident”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
  • “Don’t You Worry” and “Make Up”, R. City (iTunes)
  • “Freaks Like Me”, Joe Nichols (iTunes)
  • “Hold Me Now”, Eden XO (iTunes)
  • “Lay By Me”, Firekid (iTunes)
  • “Let’s Go”, Def Leppard (iTunes)
  • “Money”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
  • “Natural Born Lovers”, Erik Hassle (iTunes)
  • “On My Mind”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
  • “Party Favors”, Tinashe featuring Young Thug (iTunes)
  • “RGF Island”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)
  • “Runnin’ (Lose It All)”, Naughty Boy featuring Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin (iTunes)
  • “Shine A Light”, BANNERS (iTunes)
  • “The Agony And The Ecstasy”, ROMANS (iTunes)
  • “Until You Were Gone”, The Chainsmokers & Tritonal featuring Emily Warren (iTunes)
  • “Zero”, Chris Brown (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include new albums from CHVRCHES, DisclosureFetty Wap and more. See you then!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (June 17)

A "Brooklyn Baby" rocks the cradle towards the top.

A “Brooklyn Baby” rocks the cradle towards the top.

They’re calling it a mini-Super Tuesday, although if the results are right, it may be an Ultratuesday once all is said and done. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of June 17:

  • Lana Del Rey makes her highly anticipated return with Ultraviolence, her first full-length set since 2012. The first single from it, “West Coast”, is enjoying play at both the AAA and Alternative formats. She may be a polarizing figure in the music world, but she’s got a big fan base to lead her to #1. Will it happen for the 27-year-old singer? Industry sources seem to think she’s got it and I believe them. Stay tuned to see! (iTunes)
  • Released several weeks ago in the U.K. to massive success, the debut effort from singer Sam Smith is now out in the States, In The Lonely Hour. The U.S. leadoff “Stay With Me” has become a global smash, and the singer was also featured on top singles from Disclosure and Naughty Boy. It could be the surprise of the week, but it also may have to settle for #2. Still, the GRAMMY buzz is immense already. (iTunes)
  • The once Alternative heavyweights Linkin Park have been limping to some paltry peaks at the format lately, and a harder sound on The Hunting Party may have something to do with it. Both “Guilty All The Same” and “Until It’s Gone” have charted, with the former topping the Active Rock survey. This should hit six figures and be safely in the top 3, but #1 won’t be theirs this time around. (iTunes)
  • Papis around the globe are feeling the luh from Jennifer Lopez and her latest effort, A.K.A., featuring the new CHR radio hit “First Love”. Lopez’s first week sales are still on the decline, but a top ten opening is relatively possible with this album so long as it attracts a crowd. Just don’t expect it to have legs unless something major happens. (iTunes)
  • DJ and producer Joel Zimmerman, who performs under the stage name deadmau5, is out with while(1<2), referring  to a piece of programming code meaning “to loop indefinitely”. In 2012, he cracked the top ten on the Billboard 200 with > album title goes here <. His new set should find a place there as well… though not indefinitely. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Clean Bandit‘s New Eyes (iTunes), David Gray‘s Mutineers (iTunes), Mary J. Blige‘s soundtrack to Think Like A Man Too (iTunes), Tiesto‘s A Town Called Paradise (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s Band Of Brothers (iTunes) and a various artists effort, Playing For Change 3: Songs Around The World (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “3 Things”, this week’s album cut from Jason Mraz‘s forthcoming Yes! album. (iTunes)
  • “Afire Love”, “Bloodstream”, etc., several digital tracks being released from Ed Sheeran‘s X album. (iTunes)
  • “Maps”, the leadoff single from V for pop/rockers Maroon 5. (iTunes)
  • “My Hurricane”, fresh from former Graffiti6 singer and now soloist Jamie Scott. (iTunes)
  • “No Mediocre”, a collaboration between T.I. and Iggy Azalea. (iTunes)

Next week, it’s all about a potent pop punch from singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran — how will X do against rapper G-Eazy and heavy metal rockers Mastodon? A full preview is coming in seven!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (May 27)

Carey on, Mimi.

Carey on, Mimi.

Memorial Day may be over for this year, but some chart veterans are hitting the scene with new efforts this week, along with a few newcomers to the Billboard 200. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of May 27:

  • After delays, single changes and scanning childhood self-portraits for the better part of two years, the diva is back and ready to roll. Mariah Carey returns with her first studio album since 2010, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse. Though she’ll likely claim the week’s top debut, Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories should be strong enough to hold her back from #1. Nevertheless, the Lambs are ready to strike for their shepherd. (iTunes)
  • Speaking of fanbases, the Mahomies are another strong one. Luckily, their leader, Austin Mahone, is finally out with an EP titled The Secret, which comes nearly two years after his first radio single release. His most recent single, a collaboration with Pitbull titled “Mmm Yeah”, is on there, along with a few extra nu sounds. Look for it to debut somewhere in the top ten with a really front-loaded first day sales total. (iTunes)
  • Former U.K. X Factor finalist Cher Lloyd is hearing those “Sirens” go off today as her second album, Sorry, I’m Late, finally arrives in stores this week after a six month delay. The set was postponed after single “I Wish” failed to chart significantly, although that aforementioned second single isn’t doing much either. Don’t count the Brats out, though – they could deliver a solid entry for her. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Crowder‘s Neon Steeple (iTunes), Hercules and Love Affair‘s The Fest Of The Broken Heart (iTunes), Kisss Kiss 40 (iTunes), Neil Young‘s A Letter Home (iTunes), Röyksopp & Robyn‘s Do It Again (EP) (iTunes), Sharon Van Etten‘s Are We There? (iTunes), The Ready Set‘s The Bad & The Better (iTunes) and the original Broadway soundtrack to The Bridges Of Madison County (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Hello, You Beautiful Thing”, a digital single from Jason Mraz‘s forthcoming album. (iTunes)
  • “I Wanna Feel”, already storming the top in the U.K. for producer SecondCity. (iTunes)
  • “Shades Of Cool”, a digital release from Lana Del Rey‘s Ultraviolence album. (iTunes)
  • “XO”, a remake of a Beyoncé underperforming single by John Mayer. (iTunes)

Miranda Lambert‘s Platinum debuts next week and makes its way towards that lofty certification, while new albums from 50 Cent and The Orwells also try to break ahead of the pack. A full preview is coming on Tuesday!

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