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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 17, 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. We may not have an Irish act at the top, but that shouldn’t ruin your St. Patrick’s Day fun. Let’s drink to this pop power and check out what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

PUT A “RINGS” ON IT: For the second consecutive week, Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings” is the shiny #1 song at the Top 40 format. It does lose some ground from last week, though it’s less than 1% of its spin total. The song is looking to spend a third week atop the chart, and with the next bulleted entry about 4,500 spins away, chances are that it’ll accomplish that.

This week’s top 40 action is led by “Here With Me”, the first collaboration for Marshmello and CVHRCHES, which starts at #38. It’s the sixth top 40 entry for the mysterious DJ and the first for the trio, who first entered the Alternative list during the fall of 2013 with “The Mother We Share”. Khalid‘s “Talk” bounces up from 42-39, marking his eighth song to reach the region at the format. At #40, moving up six spots from a week ago, “I Can’t Get Enough” by Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin is also a top 40 entry this week. This is the third top 40 hit as an artist for Blanco, the first for Tainy, the 16th solo hit for Gomez and the fifth for Balvin. In addition to these titles, “Woke Up Late” by Drax Project and Hailee Steinfeld re-enters the top 40, rising 41-36.

The first collaboration for Lauv and Troye Sivan leads some more activity in the top 50, with “I’m So Tired…” launching at #45. It ranked in second place on last Tuesday’s adds report and should continue to develop at the format in the coming weeks. Debuting at #47, teenager AJ Mitchell makes some moves with his second chart entry, “All My Friends”. It follows “Girls”, which got as high as #38 in December. Lastly, coming in at #50, Alec Benjamin climbs onto the list with “Let Me Down Slowly”, a song that’s been just below the region for some time now. Thanks to about a dozen or stations and some syndicated airplay, it’s now on the chart.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 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: Marshmello gets toasty with his latest single featuring CHVRCHES, as several other competitors race into the top five. What s’more can I say? Let’s add ’em up:

NOW “HERE” THIS: He’s soft and gooey and has plenty of big singles too. Marshmello is back with “Here With Me”, his current collaboration with the trio CHVRCHES, which you’ll find here at the summit on this Tuesday’s report with 83 adds on impact. That total should easily give the featured act their highest-charting single at the format, having just entered the top 50 for a few weeks in January with the Alternative crossover hit “Miracle”. (Other charting entries by the act at that format have been serviced to the pop airwaves, such as “Bury It” and “The Mother We Share”, but have missed entering the survey.) Of course, Marshmello is coming off a multi-format #1 song with the Bastille-assisted “Happier”, which is just about to fall out of the top ten here.

Lauv and Troye Sivan are also looking very good with their first collaboration together, “I’m So Tired…”, which started in second place with 50 stations. Lauv has two top 40 songs to date, while Sivan has four: both performers were in the top 40 earlier this year with their own individual collaborations that peaked at #30 and #33, respectively. This one should (hopefully) do a little better.

Next week, look out for impacting titles from Bryce Vine, CNCO and Twenty One Pilots, all of which have solid early support.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES, “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
2. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…” (Capitol-in2une/AWAL)
3. B. BLANCO, TAINY, S. GOMEZ & J BALVIN, “I Can’t Get Enough” (NEON15/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
4. JONAS BROTHERS, “Sucker” (Republic)
5. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
6. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
7. BEBE REXHA, “Last Hurrah” (Warner Bros.)
8. AJ MITCHELL, “All My Friends” (Epic)
9. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)
10. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 11-12, 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:

ANDY GRAMMER – “Don’t Give Up On Me” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
Album: Five Feet Apart (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: Grammer’s past two singles both stalled at #41 on the Top 40 survey. Will this soundtrack song perform better?

BENNY BLANCO, TAINY, SELENA GOMEZ & J BALVIN – “I Can’t Get Enough” (NEON15/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The collaboration is now in the top 50 ahead of its adds date. Blanco spent two weeks at the top with “Eastside”.

LAUV & TROYE SIVAN – “I’m So Tired…” (in2une/AWAL)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: With a combined six top 40 titles and some massive streaming numbers, the format isn’t tired of these guys yet.

MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES – “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Marshmello is on a hot streak, but the featured band only had their first top 50 single weeks ago with “Miracle”.

Next week: new titles from Bryce Vine, CNCO and Twenty One Pilots are among the songs flying onto the Top 40 airwaves.

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

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Four

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
ASHLEY TISDALE – “Love Me & Let Me Go” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Former Disney star Tisdale last appeared on the report in November when her original track “Voices In My Head” was released to a fairly good reception. Her follow-up song, though not as successful commercially, is a nice electronic pop addition to her collection.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
FRANKIE – “Lost In Translation” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

Just ahead of her forthcoming EP STA7GES, due next month, this performer has another great pop sound on her hands. Other cuts on the set include “When I’m Ready” and “You Decided”, both of which landed on the report last fall. Translation: prepare for bops!

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
LAUV & TROYE SIVAN – “I’m So Tired…” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 14th appearance (Sivan is signed to Capitol Records)

Lauv is definitely in a collaborative mood lately, as the Julia Michaels-assisted “There’s No Way” continues to gain on the pop radio chart, while his release with Sivan makes its debut this week. The short but sweet sound is catchy and the boys sound nice together.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRAD O’NEILL featuring JAMES ESSEX – “Wild One”
GIRL WILDE – “Fake Louis”
PETER MANOS – “You Don’t Know Me”
SAARLOOS – “Fire Is Love”
SPAZZ CARDIGAN – “S.O.S.”
THE BAND CAMINO – “Something To Hold On To”

UNSECRET featuring SAM TINNESZ – “Here Come The Warriors”

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 (December 2, 2018)

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. Hope you’re enjoying the start of Hanukkah and the rest of the holiday season. Let’s see what’s burning in the musical menorah this week:

A HAPPIER HANUKKAH: Starting to lose some ground at this format, but still solidly at #1 again, “Happier” by Marshmello x Bastille leads the Top 40 survey for the third consecutive week. Though the song may be spinning a Gimel this weekend, that could change by next Sunday, as “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco looks to collect some coins (and the act’s first #1 at the format.) I think it’s safe to say that those hopes won’t be dashed at all, considering that the tune has also topped the Alternative chart and rises to #1 on this week’s Hot AC update. That’s hotter than a fresh batch of latkes. Speaking of which, my stomach is rumbling…

This week’s debut action is pretty light once again, with “There’s No Way” by Lauv featuring Julia Michaels being the only top 40 entry, jumping from 41-39. It’s the second hit to enter the region for Lauv and the fourth for Michaels. For top 50 entries, Madison Beer‘s new single featuring Offset of the trio Migos, “Hurts Like Hell”, bows at #48, as the former #1 Urban hit “Smile (Living My Best Life)” is in at #50 for Lil Duval featuring Snoop Dogg and Ball Greezy. Both Lil Duval and Ball Greezy are appearing at the format for the first time, while Beer is searching for her second top 40 entry, the other being “Home With You” from earlier in 2018.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 13, 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: we say our thanks for Ariana Grande‘s new single before we settle down for Thanksgiving, but we’re absolutely thankful for plenty of titles in the top ten. Time to add ’em up:

THE “NEXT” BEST THING: After a good start at the format last Tuesday and some bigger sales and streaming gains in the past few days, Grande’s “Thank U, Next” performs very well on this week’s Top 40 adds report, scoring 82 new stations. On Sunday, the song became Grande’s 19th top 40 hit at the format since her debut in 2013, which comes at the same time that “God Is A Woman” is leading the survey and “Breathin” is gaining nicely in the top ten. “Thank”, which is the title cut from her forthcoming set, has all sorts of chart action on Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify, breaking several streaming records in the process recently. As for the Top 40 format, you can probably expect “Thank” at the summit sometime early next year, unless it speeds up before the holidays.

An impacting release of note is by Benny Blanco and Calvin Harris with “I Found You”, which checks in with 26 stations and a second place finish. Blanco’s single “Eastside” (with Halsey and Khalid) recently entered the top ten at the format, while Harris’s single “Promises” (with Sam Smith) just made the top 20. Both songs appear to be winding down, so “Found” will probably enter the top 50 quite easily by the end of this or next week. No word on if an EP or album from Blanco will be surfacing anytime soon.

Elsewhere, look for new hits by Ava Max, Zara Larsson and others to continue their fast ascent at the format as the fall rolls on.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
2. BENNY BLANCO & CALVIN HARRIS, “I Found You” (Columbia-Interscope)
3. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
4. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
5. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
6-T. KHALID, “Better” (Right Hand/RCA)
6-T. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
8. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
9-T. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow” (Interscope)
9-T. LAUV featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “There’s No Way” (Kobalt/AWAL/in2une)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 28, 2018)

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. We’ve got plenty of sweet goodies for all the Top 40 trick-or-treaters this week, but none sweeter than the song at the top. Time to see what’s popping this Sunday:

STILL ALIVE AT 5: In a surprise move, 5 Seconds Of Summer holds at the top spot on the Top 40 chart for the fifth week with “Youngblood”, landing over 250 spins above Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman”, which appears at #2 for the second week. These songs should finally swap next week, with the divine ditty from Grande becoming the second chart-topper of the Sweetener era. The top five, in general, remains pretty weak at the format, but a handful of bulleted singles in the lower rungs of the top ten are pushing ahead and looking to freshen up the view next month. Jumping from 8-6, “Happier” by Marshmello x Bastille leads the pack and might top the list after Grande’s run is completed.

MAD ABOUT THE “BOI”: It’s another week of huge action in the bottom half of the chart, as five tracks leap into the top 40. The highest of the five was one of last week’s top 50 debuts, “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee, which feels the rays of a giant 42-28 move this week. It’s Malone’s eighth top 40 single and Lee’s second as a soloist, having previously charted as a part of the duo Rae Sremmurd. Soaring from 48-34, “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper becomes the former’s 19th top 40 song and the latter’s first. It’s the first track from any version of A Star Is Born to reach the pop survey since the spring of 1977, when Barbra Streisand spent three weeks at #1 with the love theme from said movie, “Evergreen”. Khalid rises from 41-35 with “Better”, which is his eighth top 40 song at the format, while Dean Lewis jumps from 45-36 with “Be Alright”, his first hit to make the top 40 here. Rounding out the top 40 debuts, Twenty One Pilots fly the Top 40 skies, up from 44-40 with their fourth top 40 hit at the format, “My Blood”. That title is well into the top five on the Alternative chart.

Further down, look out for a notable top 50 debut for “Taki Taki” by DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B. At #43, it’s the highest of four new entries in the region. A few spots lower, DJ/producer Dillon Francis returns to the format after 2-1/2 years away with the Lao Ra-assisted “White Boi”, landing at #48. It’s the artist’s first chart song on his own label; he previously was signed to Columbia. Two additional collaborations are in the mix this week: starting at #49, “There’s No Way” is the latest chart single for Lauv featuring Julia Michaels, while Bad Bunny‘s “MIA”, featuring Drake, says “hola” to the #50 spot. We’ll see how they do in the coming weeks this fall.

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