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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 6, 2019

The charts get romantic.

How about a little romance for the weekend? We think you’ll easily fall in love with a number of these new releases. These albums and singles hit stores this Friday:

CAMILA CABELLO – Romance (iTunes)
Features: “Liar” and “Shameless”, which achieved moderate success at the Hot AC and Top 40 formats

Notable albums out this week: Bastille‘s Doom Days (This Got Out Of Hand Edition) (iTunes), Fat Joe‘s Family Ties (iTunes), French Montana‘s Montana (iTunes), Kranium‘s Midnight Sparks (iTunes), Kylie Minogue‘s Golden: Live In Concert (iTunes), Liam Payne‘s LP1 (iTunes), Mary J. Blige‘s HERstory Vol. 1 (iTunes), Roddy Ricch‘s Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (iTunes), The Chainsmokers‘s World War Joy (iTunes), The Who‘s WHO (iTunes), Walker Hayes‘s 8Tracks, Vol. 3: Black Sheep (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Iggy Azalea‘s Wicked Lips (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 In A Million”, Steve Aoki, Sting & SHAED (iTunes)
“Addicted”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Adore You”, Harry Styles (iTunes)
“Alive Right Now”, Brad Paisley featuring Addie Pratt (iTunes)
“Almost Dead”, Shoffy (iTunes)
“Always Tired”, Weathers (iTunes)
“Amnesia”, Grace Carter (iTunes)
“Believe”, Adam Lambert (iTunes)
“Better Half Of Me (Etherwood Remix)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Black Palm Trees”, Hux (iTunes)
“Bloom”, Surfaces (iTunes)
“Bring It On Home (Campfire Mix)”, American Authors featuring Phillip Phillips & Maddie Poppe (iTunes)
“Christmas Lights” and “Winter Song”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Christmas Tree Farm”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Dead Letter”, Soul Asylum (iTunes)
“Drive The Boat”, Pop Smoke (iTunes)
“Everybody Dies”, Bruce Wiegner (iTunes)
“Fading”, Shallou (iTunes)
“Favours”, Nicole Millar (iTunes)
“Girl”, Rak-Su (iTunes)
“Hardcore”, Love Fame Tragedy (iTunes)
“Healing”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“Here Comes The Sun”, Campsite Dream (iTunes)
“Homesick (First Dance Version)”, Kane Brown (iTunes)
“I Know”, Rence featuring Riz La Vie (iTunes)
“I Was In Heaven”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Jekyll & Hide (White Panda Remix)”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Juliet & Romeo”, Martin Solveig featuring Roy Woods (iTunes)
“Keep It Simple”, Matoma & Petey featuring Wilder Woods (iTunes)
“Last December (Christmas Version)”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Let Her Go”, The Kid Laroi (iTunes)
“Let Me Know”, Clear Eyes, Drew Love & Lauren Jauregui (iTunes)
“Love Me Wrong”, Allie X & Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“Middle Of The Night”, Monsta X (iTunes)
“Ms. California”, Beach Bunny (iTunes)
“Nature”, Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“No Man”, Noah Davis (iTunes)
“Not Another Christmas Song”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“One Of Us”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Only You”, Becky Hill (iTunes)
“Out Of Touch”, Dove Cameron (iTunes)
“Paid My Dues”, NF (iTunes)
“Posthumous Forgiveness”, Tame Impala (iTunes)
“Pretty Ugly”, Camden Welles (iTunes)
“Put A Little Love On Me”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Quite Miss Home (Acoustic)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Reasons I Drink”, Alanis Morissette (iTunes)
“Solito (Lonely)”, Messiah x Nicky Jam x Akon (iTunes)
“Sorry Mama”, Phem & Machine Gun Kelly (iTunes)
“Steady”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Stupid”, Tate McRae (iTunes)
“Superstore”, Alextbh (iTunes)
“Sweettalk My Heart (BloodPop & BURNS’s Vitaclub Remix)”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“The Night We Met”, Alle Farben (iTunes)
“That’s Tuff”, Rich The Kid featuring Quavo (iTunes)
“This Christmas (Orchestral Version)”, Picture This (iTunes)
“While All The While”, Donovan Woods (iTunes)
“You & Jennifer (The Other Side)”, Bülow x Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Young Love Games”, Grace Weber (iTunes)

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 6, 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 the leaves start to turn different colors, a colorful pack of new songs have started to fall onto the pop chart. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

WHAT “HURTS” THE MOST: Lizzo‘s big hit “Truth Hurts” continues at #1 on the Top 40 list for the third consecutive week, as it remains in the top ten at Hot AC, Rhythmic and Urban radio. On the pop chart, it remains above 19,000 spins for the week, losing less than 2% of its airplay from week-to-week. Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved”, a recent #1 single on the Hot AC chart, may start to creep up on the top spot by next weekend, but it’s still more than 1,800 spins away from the summit as of the current chart.

One Direction‘s Niall Horan blasts in with his sixth solo top 40 hit (19th including the group’s run of charting songs) at #36. It’s titled “Nice To Meet Ya” and it leads his upcoming studio album, due sometime early next year. The high debut for it is partially due to hourly airplay upon its release on Friday. Australian band 5 Seconds Of Summer moves from 44-37 with their tenth top single to date, “Teeth”, which can be found on the soundtrack to the new season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. The recent top five hit on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts for Megan Thee Stallion also becomes her first top 40 single on the Top 40 airwaves: “Hot Girl Summer” lifts from 42-38, which features Nicki Minaj, earning her 38th top 40 hit, and Ty Dolla $ign, who grabs his seventh.

Leading off the week’s top 50 entries is the Diplo and Jonas Brothers collaboration called “Lonely”, which bows at #42. The tune was last week’s Most Added title at the format. A couple of spots lower, Bebe Rexha‘s “You Can’t Stop The Girl” checks in at #44, a single from the soundtrack to Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (which opens in about two weeks.) Niall Horan’s former bandmate Liam Payne bounces in at #45 with the A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie-assisted “Stack It Up”. Lastly, starting at #49, “Takeaway” finds The Chainsmokers and Illenium collaborating with newcomer Lennon Stella, who previously charted at the Country format as one half of the duo Lennon & Maisy.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 1, 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: Diplo and the Jonas Brothers head down to the record ranch and get a ride to the top with a solid first-week total for their new collaboration. What else is in the mix? Let’s add ’em up:

THE LONE-LY RANGER: Scoring 77 stations on impact, “Lonely” from Diplo and the Jonas Brothers certainly isn’t alone at the Top 40 format this week. With three top ten hits in a row this year, including the chart-topping “Sucker”, the trio is still on fire and this track should fly up the chart in the coming weeks. Another cut from Diplo’s forthcoming Thomas Wesley project, the Morgan Wallen-assisted “Heartless”, is currently receiving airplay at the Hot AC format (but has not charted as of yet.)

No other impacting songs were included on the schedule this week, but the new radio hits by Billie Eilish and French Montana (both of which officially head for adds later this month) entered the top ten with some notable early action. Eilish’s latest single has already topped the weekly adds report at the Alternative format, where it could become her third consecutive chart-topper.

Recent releases by Bebe Rexha, Lizzo and Maroon 5 are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Along with Eilish’s reactive new song, the new single by AJR could also stir up some seasonal action at the format next week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DIPLO & JONAS BROTHERS, “Lonely” (Columbia)
2. MAROON 5, “Memories” (222/Interscope)
3. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
4. FRENCH MONTANA featuring POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN, “Writing On The Wall” (Epic)
5. BEBE REXHA, “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner)
6. MILEY CYRUS, “Slide Away” (RCA)
7-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Teeth” (Interscope)
7-T. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
9. KYGO x WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love” (RCA)
10-T. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
10-T. LIAM PAYNE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Stack It Up” (Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 24, 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: Maroon 5 tops the adds report and conjures up some musical memories, as new releases from Bebe Rexha and Liam Payne also stack their adds high. Let’s add ’em up:

FROM 5 TO 1: The new single from Maroon 5 easily leads the week’s adds report at the Top 40 format, as “Memories” starts with 135 stations on impact. It also led yesterday’s report at the Hot AC format, where it scooped up another 76. The tune is already well into the top 40 at both formats, so expect it to glide up these (and other) charts through the fall months.

Rexha’s “You Can’t Stop The Girl” and Payne’s “Stack It Up”, featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, start in second and third place respectively, with 45 and 40 stations on impact. The former title comes from the soundtrack to Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, which opens on October 18. The latter is expected to appear on a forthcoming album by Payne, though his debut set has yet to materialize in the nearly 2-1/2 years he’s been charting as a solo artist. (An EP, which featured no radio singles, was released last August.) Both tunes are likely to make the top 50 by early next month, as the threshold for charting at the format is noticeably higher as of recent.

Charting releases by Halsey, Lizzo and Taylor Swift are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look out for more information on next week’s impacting songs on our Monday morning log.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MAROON 5, “Memories” (222/Interscope)
2. BEBE REXHA, “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner)
3. LIAM PAYNE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Stack It Up” (Republic)
4. HALSEY, “Graveyard” (Capitol)
5. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
6. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
7. THE CHAINSMOKERS & ILLENIUM featuring LENNON STELLA, “Takeaway” (Disruptor/Columbia)
8. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
9-T. KYGO x WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love” (RCA)
9-T. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 23-24, 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:

BEBE REXHA – “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner)
Album: Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: This is Rexha’s second single from a film to impact here; “Home” (from Bright) peaked at #39 in January 2018.

LIAM PAYNE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE – “Stack It Up” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019-20?)
Past T40 History: After moving to #1 with “Strip That Down” last October, Payne’s follow-up songs have charted modestly at best.

MAROON 5 – “Memories” (222/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019-20?)
Past T40 History: Already in the top 40 at the format, the group’s 27th chart single will easily be the Most Added title on Tuesday.

THE CHAINSMOKERS & ILLENIUM featuring LENNON STELLA – “Takeaway” (Disruptor/Columbia)
Album: Ascend (Illenium album, 2019)
Past T40 History: Stella has not previously impacted at this format. Illenium’s “Good Things Fall Apart” is still rising on the chart.

Next week: no songs are currently listed as impacting at the format, but that could change by the end of the week.

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 13, 2017

One direction to the top of my chart.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 13, 2017…

Debuts:
39. JAMES TW, “Please Keep Loving Me”
38. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect”
35. P!NK, “What About Us”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #7 below)

10. HARRY STYLES, “Two Ghosts” (up 6)
Album: Harry Styles (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

09. MILEY CYRUS, “Malibu” (down 2)
Album: Younger Now (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #2

08. HAIM, “Want You Back” (down 3)
Album: Something To Tell You (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

07. KESHA, “Praying” (up 8)
Album: Rainbow (2017, Kemosabe/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. ANDY GRAMMER featuring LUNCHMONEY LEWIS, “Give Love” (up 4)
Album: The Good Parts (2017, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #5

05. GEORGE EZRA, “Don’t Matter Now” (up 1)
Album: Staying At Tamara’s (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. JULIA MICHAELS, “Uh Huh” (steady, second week)
Album: Nervous System (EP) (2017, Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. ARCADE FIRE, “Everything Now” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Everything Now (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. LIAM PAYNE featuring QUAVO, “Strip That Down” (steady, third week)
Album: (single only) (2017, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. NIALL HORAN, “Slow Hands” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2018: Part One, 100-61

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. 2018 may have been a doozy on the political front, but in the musical world, plenty of great singles and performers made their mark on my listening habits this year. “Love” was a constant presence in the top 40 for much of the last twelve months, from “Love So Soft” to “Love Someone” to “Say Love” and many others. We also found a “New” perspective from big titles like “New Light” and “New Rules”. “High Hopes”, “High Horse” and “Hell Or High Water” kept us in the heights of a diverse year for sounds, while “You”, “Me” and everybody in-between got their equal share of pop pronouns. Phew… that was a lot, and there’s much more to come! Who will spread the word and have my #1 song at the end of the countdown?

Well, grab your headphones and let’s get to counting. Check out the first 40 songs on my Top 100 of 2018…

The 2018 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 3, 2017 to the chart dated November 25, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 171 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 176 that did so in 2017.

100. BÜLOW, “Two Punks In Love”
Album: (single only)
Label: Wax/Republic
Peak: #19

99. ALEC BENJAMIN, “Let Me Down Slowly”
Album: Narrated For You
Label: Artist Partner Group/Atlantic
Peak: #14+

98. P!NK, “What About Us”
Album: Beautiful Trauma
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for three weeks (2017 Chart Year)

97. OCEAN PARK STANDOFF, “If You Were Mine”
Album: (single only)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #20

96. SNOW PATROL, “Empress”
Album: Wildness
Label: Republic
Peak: #20

95. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN & FUTURE, “End Game”
Album: Reputation
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Peak: #20

94. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Filthy”
Album: Man Of The Woods
Label: RCA
Peak: #15

93. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do”
Album: Red Pill Blues
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #6 (2017 Chart Year)

92. THE DRIVER ERA, “Preacher Man”
Album: (single only)
Label: TOO/Artist Cooperative
Peak: #19

91. THE HEAD AND THE HEART, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #12

90. SERENA RYDER, “Ice Age”
Album: Electric Love (EP)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #19

89. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow”
Album: A Star Is Born (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #5+

88. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring DEMI LOVATO, “Fall In Line”
Album: Liberation
Label: RCA
Peak: #16

87. SHERYL CROW featuring ANNIE CLARK, “Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You”
Album: (single only)
Label: Independent
Peak: #18

86. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin”
Album: Sweetener
Label: Republic
Peak: #18

85. REX ORANGE COUNTY featuring BENNY SINGS, “Loving Is Easy”
Album: (single only)
Label: AWAL
Peak: #17

84. ZEDD & ELLEY DUHÉ, “Happy Now”
Album: (single only)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #16

83. LIAM PAYNE & J BALVIN, “Familiar”
Album: (single only)
Label: Republic
Peak: #18

82. BISHOP BRIGGS, “Dream”
Album: Church Of Scars
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #15

81. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect”
Album: ÷
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 (2017 Chart Year)

80. SIGRID, “Sucker Punch”
Album: Sucker Punch
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8+

79. BRYNN ELLIOTT, “Might Not Like Me”
Album: Time Of Our Lives (EP)
Label: Big Yellow Dog/Atlantic
Peak: #17

78. ANDY GRAMMER, “Smoke Clears”
Album: The Good Parts
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #15

77. LUKAS GRAHAM, “Love Someone”
Album: 3 (The Purple Album)
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #14

76. WHY DON’T WE, “Trust Fund Baby”
Album: (single only)
Label: Signature Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #14

75. LENNY KRAVITZ, “Low”
Album: Raise Vibration
Label: Roxie/BMG
Peak: #15

74. MAT KEARNEY & RAC, “Memorized”
Album: Mat Kearney
Label: Tomorrow/Caroline
Peak: #12

73. LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA, “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)”
Album: Fifty Shades Freed (Soundtrack)
Label: Universal Studios-Republic
Peak: #11

72. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Head Above Water”
Album: Head Above Water
Label: BMG
Peak: #2+

71. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor”
Album: (single only)
Label: Republic
Peak: #8

70. SNOW PATROL, “Don’t Give In”
Album: Wildness
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

69. PARAMORE, “Rose-Colored Boy”
Album: After Laughter
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Peak: #13

68. JAMES ARTHUR, “Naked”
Album: (single only)
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #12

67. BLUE OCTOBER, “I Hope You’re Happy”
Album: I Hope You’re Happy
Label: Up/Down-Brando/RED
Peak: #10

66. ANNE-MARIE, “2002”
Album: Speak Your Mind
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #14

65. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft”
Album: Meaning Of Life
Label: Atlantic/RRP
Peak: #2 (2017 Chart Year)

64. KT TUNSTALL, “The River”
Album: WAX
Label: Rostrum/INgrooves
Peak: #10

63. JESSE MCCARTNEY, “Better With You”
Album: (single only)
Label: Blue Suit/AWAL
Peak: #14

62. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity”
Album: Dua Lipa (Complete Edition)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #10

61. U2, “Get Out Of Your Own Way”
Album: Songs Of Experience
Label: Interscope
Peak: #13

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2018 tomorrow…

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