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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 13, 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. As Columbus Day comes around again, let’s sail the ocean blue for hit records and all the stats you need from the charts. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTIN’: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts” narrowly earns a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 radio list, landing a mere 16 spins ahead of the song at #2: the former chart-topper “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Lizzo’s smash is also back up a notch to #4 on the Rhythmic chart and leaps from 7-5 at Urban radio. This will almost certainly be the final week at #1 for the single here on the pop radio chart, but for just her second chart entry ever, it was a giant breakthrough. Look for “Good As Hell” to continue to perform here through the holidays.

Four new tunes enter the top 40 on this week’s chart. The highest, debuting on the entire chart at #30, is “10,000 Hours” by the duo Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, who earn their third and 26th top 40 entries, respectively. This collaboration is now in the top 40 at three radio formats, with both Country and Hot AC programmers showing the song some love in the last couple of weeks. Making a move from 42-32, it’s “Lonely” by Diplo and the Jonas Brothers. Their collaboration marks the sixth solo appearance in the top 40 for Diplo and the tenth for the trio, four of which have come this year. Billie Eilish checks in at #37 with “All The Good Girls Go To Hell”, her third top 40 entry to date. It’s also in the top 20 on the latest Alternative chart update, where the singer has scored two #1 singles this year. Finishing things up with a small rise from 43-40, Lauv and Anne-Marie each score their fifth top 40 hits with “F**k, I’m Lonely”, taken from the soundtrack to the third season of 13 Reasons Why. Lauv is continuing to put out new tracks from his forthcoming album ~how i’m feeling~, a set on which this single also appears, due March 6.

Things aren’t nearly as exciting in the top 50 this week, but one of this coming Tuesday’s impacting songs breaks in at #45. “Writing On The Wall” is the new hit by French Montana, which also features Post Malone, Cardi B and Rvssian. Four spots lower, the DJ Snake, J Balvin and Tyga collaboration called “Loco Contigo” checks in at #49. The tune has never had an official impact date at the format, though it’s been steadily accumulating a handful of adds each week for some time now.

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
CARLY ROSE – “Getaway Car” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Several years after her appearance on the short-lived U.S. version of The X Factor, this performer’s new music is off to a good start. The follow-up to “Birds & Bees” received some decent playlisting on Spotify last Friday and has an intriguing dark pop/rock sound.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
FINNEAS – “Die Alone” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 15th appearance

Here comes another featured song from the 22-year-old singer, songwriter and older brother of Billie Eilish, who charted in several countries on Apple Music and iTunes with his new release, the Blood Harmony EP. The cut makes for an excellent closer to the set.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRANDON COLBEIN – “Mad”
LAUV – “Sims”
RUTHANNE – “Take What I Can Get”
TIPLING ROCK – “Did I Ever Tell You?”
VIOLET SKIES – “This Could Be Love”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Thirty Eight


Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
FINNEAS – “I Don’t Miss You At All” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 14th appearance

After debuting “Shelter” a few weeks ago, this next cut from his forthcoming EP titled Blood Harmony (due in two weeks) is a great R&B-influenced cut that runs about two minutes in length. Not just anyone can pull off a F. Scott Fitzgerald reference, but it works!

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
LAUV – “Feelings” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 18th appearance (one as WOOF! IT’S BILLY)

Can’t say we know too many performers that would put out a track under their dog’s name, but the last Lauv single from a couple of weeks back was just that. Now, under his own name, the artist is out with a bubbly new song (check out the video) that really sticks.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
GOLDTOP x SAM TINNESZ – “Soldiers”
LIME CORDIALE – “Robbery”
MINKE – “Rest”
OVERSTREET – “My Ex”
TONI CORNELL – “Far Away Places”
VINCINT – “Someday”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 15, 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 one’s a little quieter than usual, but it’s still full of bops, including some reactive soundtrack cuts on the rise. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

SHAWN AIN’T GONE: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello remain strong at #1 for the fourth week on the Top 40 chart with “Señorita”, as it smashes the format’s all-time weekly record for the most spins in a week: 19,771. Could it blow past 20,000 spins in the next week? Stay tuned. Meanwhile, the song is still very active at Hot AC radio, where it climbs from 5-3 on its way to the top.

Despite some larger moves in the top 40 for emerging hits by Cabello, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, we have just one new track in the region this week: “Good As Hell”, the third top 40 entry for Lizzo, which climbs from 46-37. In 2016, this song was originally released on the soundtrack to Barbershop: The Next Cut, but it has since gained new attention in the streaming era. Lizzo also stays at #2 for the third week with “Truth Hurts”, which could still score a week at #1, as it continues to post solid gains week-to-week.

Halsey‘s “Graveyard” and Lauv‘s “F*ck, I’m Lonely”, a collaboration with Anne-Marie, are the only new titles in the top 50. They launch at #48 and #49, respectively. “Graveyard” is included on Halsey’s forthcoming album Manic, due in January. “Lonely” is the first single to chart from the soundtrack to the third season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, a set that also features a tune that’s headed for adds at the format on Tuesday: 5 Seconds Of Summer‘s “Teeth”. Look out for information on the latter title very soon.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 3, 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: Post Malone has the cure for your post-Labor Day blues, as his latest hit circles the format and squarely leads the weekly log. Let’s add ’em up:

THE SHAPE OF POP RADIO: Ahead of his highly-anticipated album Hollywood’s Bleeding, due Friday, Post Malone lands the Most Added song at Top 40 radio this Tuesday with “Circles”, scoring a big 115 stations. “Circles” snuck into the top 40 on this past Sunday’s published update at #40, so you can expect it to make a larger move by the weekend. At the Rhythmic format, the track is in second place on the log with 15 adds in its first week.

Taylor Swift also advanced with the title track from her album Lover, which received 34 stations during the session and a second place finish. Though the track has not seen a formal impact date as of yet, it’s already at #10 on the latest Billboard Hot 100 update following the album’s robust #1 debut. As “You Need To Calm Down” begins to descend in the coming weeks, look for this single to easily make the top 40 very soon.

Charting releases by Alessia Cara, Lizzo and Normani are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Camila Cabello looks poised to lead next week’s adds report, with new music (two songs) from her expected on Thursday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. POST MALONE, “Circles” (Republic)
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
3. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
4. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
5. ALESSIA CARA, “Rooting For You” (Def Jam)
6. MEGAN THEE STALLION featuring NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN, “Hot Girl Summer” (1501 Certified/300 Ent.)
7. LAUV featuring ANNE-MARIE, “F*ck, I’m Lonely” (AWAL/in2une)
8-T. AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX, “Slow Dance” (Epic)
8-T. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
8-T. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 27, 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: before we take a hit holiday, a number of new titles pounce on the top five slots, as AJ Mitchell and Ava Max quickly lead the way with a slow song for the format. Let’s add ’em up:

FRIENDS IN “SLOW” PLACES: Our weekly dance for Top 40 adds ends with Mitchell and Max’s release “Slow Dance” scoring tens from all the judges for their flawless routine… and 48 stations on impact certainly doesn’t hurt either. Mitchell’s charted twice at the format with two songs that have achieved minor success: 2018’s “Girls” (#38) and “All My Friends” (#21) from a few months back. Look for the collaboration to make the top 50 at the end of the week, marking the third song to enter the region for both acts. Mitchell’s new EP, which bears the same name as its single, was released last Friday.

Though it doesn’t officially impact here until the second week of September, Why Don’t We‘s “What Am I” has a good start at the format with 35 stations this Tuesday. It’s enough to squeeze into a third place finish, though we’ll see if it can reach the top spot on the log in the next couple of weeks. Following behind them, Khalid and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s new version of “Right Back” earns 34 stations and the fourth position on the list, while Alessia Cara‘s “Rooting For You” slides into fifth place with 33 adds. A soundtrack cut from Lauv and Anne-Marie also gets some decent action from the panel: “F*ck I’m Lonely”, which is included on the companion album to the new season of 13 Reasons Why, is in sixth place with 21 new stations.

Charting releases by NF, SHAED and Twenty One Pilots are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Have a relaxing and restful Labor Day weekend!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX, “Slow Dance” (Epic)
2. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
3. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. KHALID featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Right Back” (RCA)
5. ALESSIA CARA, “Rooting For You” (Def Jam)
6. LAUV featuring ANNE-MARIE, “F*ck, I’m Lonely” (AWAL/in2une)
7. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
8. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
9-T. SAWEETIE, “My Type” (ICY/Artistry/Warner)
9-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “The Hype” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Thirty One

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
LAUV featuring ANNE-MARIE – “F*ck, I’m Lonely” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 16th appearance for Lauv / Anne-Marie is signed to Warner Records (U.S.)

Featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, both of which are due August 23, this tune should receive a larger look following the show’s highly-anticipated premiere. The release itself, while neither artist’s best song, is pleasant.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
COREY HARPER – “Blind”
PETER THOMAS – “Look At What We’ve Done”
WAVE & ROME – “So High”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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