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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 9, 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: over half a dozen big names compete for #1 with their current radio songs on the latest report, but in the end, it’s all about “Me”. No, really. Let’s add ’em up:

“ME” TWO TOO: It was a strong battle this Tuesday at Top 40 stations across the country, but the top two winners on the report prove that it’s all about “Me”. Halsey‘s “Without Me” tops the list this time around, with Drake‘s “Don’t Matter To Me”, featuring the late Michael Jackson, in second place. The former is in with a massive 105 stations, while the latter comes in with a still very respectable 76 stations. Needless to say, you can expect both records to bolt straight into the top 40 by the end of the week. For the former performer, her collaboration with Benny Blanco, “Eastside”, remains active at the format, as it approaches the top ten. At Rhythmic and Urban radio today, the latter single scored 35 and 41 stations on impact, respectively, while earning 16 stations from the Hot AC panel yesterday.

Additionally, new singles from Alessia Cara and Khalid reach the top five on the report, with “Trust My Lonely” starting in third place at 45 stations and “Better” appearing in fourth place with 39 stations, respectively. Next week, Cara’s song impacts at the Hot AC format on Monday, while Khalid’s new one also impacted at the Rhythmic format today, totaling 23 stations on that report. (He also performs on Blanco’s “Eastside”, as mentioned above.) The two singles appear bound for the top 50 in the coming days.

Labelmates Camila Cabello and Mariah Carey and their new songs are ready to take on a soundtrack release from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper next Tuesday. Which star single will be born at the top? Come back and find out soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. HALSEY, “Without Me” (Capitol)
2. DRAKE featuring MICHAEL JACKSON, “Don’t Matter To Me” (YMCMB/Republic)
3. ALESSIA CARA, “Trust My Lonely” (Def Jam)
4. KHALID, “Better” (Right Hand/RCA)
5. SHAWN MENDES & ZEDD, “Lost In Japan (Remix)” (Island/Republic)
6. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin” (Republic)
7. KANYE WEST & LIL PUMP, “I Love It” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam-Warner Bros.)
8-T. LAUV featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “There’s No Way” (Kobalt/AWAL/in2une)
8-T. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “High Hopes” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
10-T. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity” (Columbia)
10-T. WHY DON’T WE, “8 Letters” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 8-9, 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 seven (!) songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALESSIA CARA – “Trust My Lonely” (Def Jam)
Album: The Pains Of Growing (2018)
Past T40 History: While “Growing Pains” hit a brick wall outside of the top ten, the follow-up release could net her a fourth #1 hit.

DRAKE featuring MICHAEL JACKSON – “Don’t Matter To Me” (YMCMB/Republic)
Album: Scorpion (2018)
Past T40 History: This Canadian star could give the legendary performer his third posthumous top 40 song and first in four years.

ELIJAH WOODS x JAMIE FINE – “Ain’t Easy” (Big Machine/Republic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: From reality show to showing up on the charts, the debut release by this Canadian duo was a radio hit up north.

HALSEY – “Without Me” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: 8 Letters (2018)
Past T40 History: Halsey’s had four top five songs to date, including two #1 collaborations. You’ll find her on the “Eastside” with…

KHALID – “Better” (Right Hand/RCA)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: …this guy, also featured on Benny Blanco’s single, who impacts with his current song. He has one #1 hit to date.

LAUV featuring JULIA MICHAELS – “There’s No Way” (Kobalt/AWAL/in2une)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Slow-moving hit lovers unite! His “I Like Me Better” landed at #7 in July, while her “Issues” went to #4 in 2017.

LOGAN HENDERSON – “Pull Me Deep” (HERØ/RED)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: In May, “Bite My Tongue” reached #38. Henderson previously had three minor top 40 hits with Big Time Rush.

Next week: It’s a divalicious Tuesday, as new hits from Mariah Carey and Rita Ora are among the titles impacting at the format next week.

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

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, September 23-29, 2018

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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KYAN PALMER – “Pretend That You Love Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance
Notes: Palmer’s debut release Burn Mona Lisa is full of quality pop selections, but the current single from it is a scorching fall jam.

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KYLE REYNOLDS – “The Real Thing” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance
Notes: PGTC favorite Reynolds returns with another nice pop production that marries an acoustic sound with a quirky dance twist.

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LAUV featuring JULIA MICHAELS – “There’s No Way” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Thirteenth appearance / see Michaels below
Notes: Impacting at Top 40 radio early next month, the independent Lauv and Republic’s Michaels have a hit in this dynamic duet!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CODY FRY – “Vegas”
DIRTIER BLONDE featuring SAM FISCHER – “We Won’t Back Down”
VIOLET DAYS – “Leave But Don’t Go”
WALK OFF THE EARTH – “Fifth Avenue”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, August 26-September 1, 2018

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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LAUV – “Superhero” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Eleven previous appearances
Notes: Based on a note left at one of his shows, Lauv’s heroic new hit has an understated pop sound that flies above the competition.

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LO LO – “Convenient” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: New to my radar, this Canadian performer hooks you with an excellent rhythmic pop sound that serves edge and excitement.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALAYNA – “Between Dusk And Dawn” (SoundCloud)
CHRIS JOBE – “Backwards” (SoundCloud)
ESTEF – “Come Around” (SoundCloud)
WEST COAST MASSIVE featuring BRAYTON BOWMAN – “High & Low” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, May 27 – June 2, 2018

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 independe2nt songs of the week…

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EMILY WARREN – “Paranoid” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Two previous appearances, most recently “Something To Hold On To” (July 2017)
Notes: We try not to let the pop paranoia sink in, though we suspect this song is a winner. Warren’s solo releases continue to shine!

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LAUV – “Enemies” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Ten previous appearances, most recently “Bracelet” (May 2018)
Notes: You know, we haven’t seen Lauv on the Rewind in… oh, a week! With his playlist era completed, this new tune is a highlight.

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LIV MIRALDI – “Dilemma” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: Miraldi’s great remake of this massive single from 2002 takes a modern-day R&B classic and turns it into a sugary pop rush.

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PRETTY SISTER featuring WHITE GOLD – “Tension” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Two previous appearances, most recently “Thirsty” (November 2016) / First appearance
Notes: No sibling rivalry here! Zak Waters’s first cut in over a year is, by far, the filthiest and funkiest jam in the bunch this Sunday.

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R3HAB x QUINN LEWIS – “How You’ve Been” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance / Four previous appearances, most recently “Weekend Luv” (April 2018)
Notes: When PGTC favorite Lewis teams up with one of the hottest DJs/producers around, you know it’s going to be one giant bop!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALLIE X – “Focus”
BETTY WHO – “All Things”
CHELSEA CUTLER – “Someone Else”
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “All The Feels”
NICHOLAS ROBERTS – “Growing Up”
REYNA – “Baby Forget It”
VINCINT – “Remember Me”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, May 20-26, 2018

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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CHELSEA CUTLER – “Water On The Bridge” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Three previous appearances, most recently “The Reason” (May 2018)
Notes: Long time no see! Cutler appeared here with “The Reason” last Sunday. Now, she slows the pace a taste with this lush ballad.

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EMILY BURNS – “Cheat” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: One previous appearance, “Girlfriend At The Time” (March 2018)
Notes: Ahead of Seven Scenes From The Same Summer, out on July 20, Burns releases one of the catchiest pop singles of the week.

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LAUV – “Bracelet” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Nine previous appearances, most recently “Chasing Fire” (April 2018)
Notes: This piece of pop jewelry is one of four Lauv tracks to admire over the next couple of weeks, and they’ll all glitter effortlessly.

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SPAZZ CARDIGAN – “Medicine” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: One previous appearance, “Episode” (March 2018)
Notes: Nashville performer Cardigan might need a lighter article of clothing; his in-your-face pop bops continue to deliver the heat!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
JC STEWART – “Medicine”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, March 25-31, 2018

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…

Due to the holiday weekend, commentary will return next week. Happy Passover and Easter!

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BRASKO – “TMYLM” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Two previous appearances, “Static” (December 2017) being the most recent feature

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EMILY VAUGHN – “Room Service” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: One previous appearance, no features

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LAUV – “Chasing Fire” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Eight previous appearances, “Getting Over You” (February 2018) being the most recent feature

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
DENNY WHITE – “Carried Away”
KYLE REYNOLDS featuring KIRSTEN ARIAN – “I Do”
MICHL – “Better With You”

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