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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 21, 2017)

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: Taylor Swift and friends have another swift start at pop radio, while the latest singles from Fall Out Boy and Kendrick Lamar find “love” from programmers at the format. Pass the turkey and the hot records, please…

WINNING THE “GAME”: Hot off her 50-31 move on last Sunday’s update, Taylor Swift‘s “End Game” begins its own game in the CHR world, taking the Most Added title at Top 40 stations this week. The latest single from reputation, which also features Ed Sheeran and Future, puts up 60 adds on the current report, well ahead of “One Foot” by Walk The Moon, which grabs 37 new stations one week after it impacted here. (It’s also up one spot and seven adds from last week’s results!) “Foot” is likely to step foot into the top 40 by midweek, which means it should have a notable jump by the published report on Sunday night. Everyone enjoys a sweet chart success, perhaps even more than sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows or even apple pie. (I think I’ll be eating a little of each come Thursday night. Drooling yet?)

Meanwhile, impacting singles from Kendrick Lamar and Fall Out Boy are gobbling up a nice musical meal; I guess they have a few trypto-fans here. The Zacari-assisted “Love.” by Lamar (25 adds, fourth place) and “Hold Me Tight Or Don’t” by the band (23 adds, fifth place) perform solidly in their first full week, though they probably could have boasted slightly higher station totals on a date that wasn’t close to a national holiday. At the current time, both tracks are below the top 50 here, but don’t be surprised to see them in there by the end of the month.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN & FUTURE, “End Game” (Big Machine/Republic)
2. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot” (RCA)
3. SOFI TUKKER, “Best Friend” (Ultra/in2une)
4. KENDRICK LAMAR featuring ZACARI, “Love.” (Top Dawg Ent./Aftermath/Interscope)
5. FALL OUT BOY, “Hold Me Tight Or Don’t” (Island/Republic)
6-T. EMINEM featuring BEYONCÉ, “Walk On Water” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
6-T. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
6-T. SELENA GOMEZ x MARSHMELLO, “Wolves” (Interscope)
9. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
10. DEMI LOVATO, “Tell Me You Love Me” (Island/Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 14, 2017)

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: Eminem‘s “Water” wars hydrate the panel, while Walk The Moon gets on the good “Foot” with a few dozen programmers. Don’t get mad, get adds:

“WATER” YOU WAITING FOR?: The buzz is big on the forthcoming album by Eminem, Revival, which is out on Friday. The Interscope star offers a first taste of the set with “Walk On Water”, featuring Columbia’s Beyoncé, which takes the runner-up spot on this week’s Top 40 report, added at 39 stations in its first week. Of course, this means that Selena Gomez and Marshmello‘s “Wolves” howls in the top spot for a third consecutive week, new at another 49 stations, which is quite an achievement. It is now in the top 25 at the format, and headed for much higher. (Of course, I probably said that about “Bad Liar” and “Fetish” too, and those two singles bottomed out below the top ten. Anyways, we’ll see what happens.)

Beyond those two collaborations in the top two spots, one of the other big winners on impact is “One Foot” from RCA’s Walk The Moon, which picks up 30 adds for a strong third place finish. The Ohio group’s “Shut Up And Dance” just missed the top spot two years ago, stalling at #2 for three weeks that June and July. (They’ve had two additional charting releases, though neither has gone past #45.) The band’s What If Nothing was released on Friday and will likely enter in the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart. “Foot” is currently #9 on the Alternative radio list and #44 on the Hot AC survey.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. SELENA GOMEZ x MARSHMELLO, “Wolves” (Interscope)
2. EMINEM featuring BEYONCÉ, “Walk On Water” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
3. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot” (RCA)
4. DEMI LOVATO, “Tell Me You Love Me” (Island/Republic)
5. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN & FUTURE, “End Game” (Big Machine/Republic)
6. HARRY STYLES, “Kiwi” (Columbia)
7. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
8. CALVIN HARRIS featuring KEHLANI & LIL YACHTY, “Faking It” (Columbia)
9. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
10-T. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
10-T. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
10-T. SOFI TUKKER, “Best Friend” (Ultra/in2une)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 12, 2017

What’s “New”, Dua?

DEBUTS
39. Bastille – World Gone Mad
38. Sheppard – Coming Home
37. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears
36. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Bishop Briggs – Dream (36)
27. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (32)
22. The Script – Arms Open (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
15. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phillip Phillips – Miles (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (11) | PEAK: #09
08. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Walk The Moon – One Foot (05) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – New Rules (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (2)
3. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (9)
4. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (8)
5. Loote – Out Of My Head (5)
6. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (6)
7. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (4)
8. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (-)
9. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (-)
10. Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds (-)

In The Mix:
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Fastball – Best Friend
Flagship – Midnight (new)
Mainland – I Found God
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (new)
Serena Ryder – Ice Age (new)
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous
Why Don’t We – These Girls (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It was a quiet week for new entries last time around, but this week, the action is back with four new singles in the mix. With the week’s highest debut at #36, Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels collaborate on “I Miss You”. It’s the third top 40 song for the trio, and the fourth for Michaels. The track is climbing at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio, having impacted at the pop format last Tuesday, and it should be appearing in our Radio Active column by the end of the month. “Smoke Clears” is just behind “Miss”, entering at #37 for Andy Grammer. His forthcoming album, titled The Good Parts, is out December 1. It’s his ninth hit on my chart since 2010.
  • The other two debuts this week are from foreign bands from have previously hit #1 on my chart. Rolling in at #38, Coming Home” marks the seventh top 40 entry on my chart for Sheppard, who reached the top in 2013 with “Hold My Tongue”. It currently sits just below the top ten on Australia’s iTunes chart. A notch below them, at #39, is the seventh top 40 single for Bastille, “World Gone Mad”, off the soundtrack to the upcoming Netflix film Bright. The quartet is looking for their fourth #1 on my chart, having previously led with “Pompeii” (2013), “Of The Night” (2014) and “Good Grief” (2016).

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 7, 2017)

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: Selena Gomez and Marshmello are on the pop prowl once again, with several other collaborations in the mix, both by new and established acts. Here’s what’s hot on this cold November night:

“WOLVES” AT THE DOOR: No surprise to see “Wolves” from Interscope’s Selena Gomez and RCA’s Marshmello leading a for a second week on this week’s CHR/Top 40 report, picking up 72 more stations on impact, which adds to its pre-impact number of 36 stations from last Tuesday. Having just soared from 47-33 on this past Sunday’s official update to become her 17th top 40 hit since 2010, a new top 30 placement this weekend seems very likely. NF‘s “Let You Down” (30 adds) and Liam Payne‘s “Bedroom Floor” (23 adds) round out the top three, the former of which ranked at #31 on Sunday and is also trending toward the top 30.

The biggest breakout from this week’s report comes from a duo that’s new to the Top 40 format, Sofi Tukker. Back in September, their single “Best Friend” was used in an introductory video for Apple’s new iPhone X model. Well, now that the phone is out, their track, featuring NERVO, The Knocks and Alisa Ueno, is experiencing a second life at pop stations, landing 21 stations (coming in fourth place) this Tuesday. That total puts it just ahead of the 20 adds (fifth place) that Clean Bandit‘s “I Miss You” secured on the report, which features singer Julia Michaels. “Miss” recently debuted in the top 30 on the U.K.’s official singles chart. Does it have enough strength to become the trio’s third top ten single at the format? Stay tuned!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SELENA GOMEZ x MARSHMELLO, “Wolves” (Interscope)
2. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
3. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
4. SOFI TUKKER, “Best Friend” (Ultra/in2une)
5. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “I Miss You” (Big Beat/RRP)
6-T. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
6-T. LORDE featuring KHALID, POST MALONE and SZA, “Homemade Dynamite (Remix)” (Lava/Republic)
8. CHEAT CODES featuring FETTY WAP, “Feels Great” (300 Entertainment/in2une)
9-T. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)
9-T. DEMI LOVATO, “Tell Me You Love Me” (Island/Republic)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 5, 2017

“New” at the top.

DEBUTS
none

TOP GAINERS
34. The Script – Arms Open (40)
32. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (37)
23. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (28)
21. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (26)
19. Harry Styles – Kiwi (27) | BIGGEST MOVER
16. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Phillip Phillips – Miles (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Walk The Moon – One Foot (06) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – New Rules (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (2)
3. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You (9)
4. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (5)
5. Loote – Out Of My Head (4)
6. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (3)
7. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (7)
8. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (10)
9. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (-)
10. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears (-)

In The Mix:
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Fastball – Best Friend
Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (new)
Mainland – I Found God
Malia – Champagne Clouds
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous

Chart Notes:

  • For the past ten weeks, three #1 songs by solo women have dominated the top spot. Now, a fourth song extends that total to 11. Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” rules over my chart this week, up 3-1 in its 14th week in the top 40. The international hit is just below the top 15 on Top 40 radio, and is also posting nice gains at the Hot AC and Rhythmic formats. Last week’s #1, “What About Us” by P!nk, tumbles to #4 after three weeks at the summit.
  • No debuts are on my chart this week, but there are plenty of notable movers in the top 40, including Harry Styles‘s “Kiwi” (27-19) and The Head And The Heart‘s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (23-16). Styles is looking for his third solo top ten single in a row, while the Seattle band is going for their first trip into the region. Stay tuned to see how they do!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 31, 2017)

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: do “Wolves” eat “Kiwi” on Halloween? Probably not. However, the panel’s eating up hot singles from Selena Gomez and Harry Styles. Get spooky, kids:

HOWLIN’ FOR A HIT: “Wolves” is hungry for adds this week, even though it’s not impacting until next Tuesday. Of course, that title belongs to Interscope’s Selena Gomez and RCA’s Marshmello, who scare up 36 early commitments from the panel. With a Most Added single and plenty of more stations due to come in next week, expect this collaboration to stick around for a while. This may or may not be a single from Gomez’s forthcoming album, primarily due to the fact that we don’t know much about the set or if Gomez’s three chart songs from earlier this year will be a part of the tracklisting. Stay tuned for more details.

Finishing in second place for the week, with 29 new stations on impact, is “Kiwi” from Columbia’s Harry Styles. The tasty treat is the third radio single from his self-titled album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year. Styles is likely due for a nomination or two (or more) at the upcoming Grammy Awards, the ceremony occurring on January 28, so it’s a smart idea to have a new single on the radio during the nomination process. Good luck Harry!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SELENA GOMEZ x MARSHMELLO, “Wolves” (Interscope)
2. HARRY STYLES, “Kiwi” (Columbia)
3. MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA, “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
4-T. AVICII featuring RITA ORA, “Lonely Together” (Geffen/Interscope)
4-T. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
6-T. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
6-T. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
8-T. CHEAT CODES featuring FETTY WAP, “Feels Great” (300 Entertainment/in2une)
8-T. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 29, 2017)

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. The second season of Stranger Things is all over the place these days, though I usually find stranger things occurring on the pop survey. (Maybe it’s just me!) Anyways, here’s a taste of just how weird (or not) the situation looks this week:

GIVING US SOMETHING THEY CAN ‘FEEL”: The revolving door continues at the top of the CHR/Top 40 survey, with Demi Lovato‘s “Sorry Not Sorry” down 1-2 (with a backwards bullet of over 1,100 spins!) and Portugal. The Man taking her place, up a notch with “Feel It Still”. It’s the quintet’s first single to be released at this format, meaning that it’s also their first track at the top of the pop chart. Way to go, guys! They originally formed in 2004, and it’s certainly been a long time coming.

“Feel” also tops the Hot AC chart for the third week in a row, while sitting at #2 on the Alternative chart, where it spent a massive 14 weeks at #1 during the summer and early fall. It’s even #15 on the AC list. It’s also doing well in, you guessed it, Portugal! “Feel” is at #4 and #25 on the country’s iTunes list, #8 on Apple Music and #12 on Spotify, though their Woodstock set is pulling in lower sales. The band’s “Live In The Moment” is just starting out at Alternative and Triple A outlets, though it’s too early to tell whether or not it will cross to the pop world.

ONE “GORGEOUS” DEBUT: The highest top 50 entry on this week’s chart belongs to, who else, Taylor Swift and another song off her forthcoming album reputation. “Gorgeous” beautifies the #45 spot, while “Look What You Made Me Do” tumbles again from 6-14 and “…Ready For It?” moves back up from 19-17. All the airplay so far for “Gorgeous” has been unsolicited, with “Ready” on the rise as the official second single, though her new one is playing in some larger markets. Of course, with her new release a little under two weeks away, you can expect to see more cuts from the album appearing on stations across the country. After all, it’s Taylor Swift we’re talking about it.

Entering at #46 is a new collaboration from Cheat Codes and Fetty Wap called “Feels Great”. Yes, even though “Feel It Still” is at #1 this week, there’s still a whole lot more to feel further down the chart. The EDM trio is coming off a #6 song titled “No Promises”, featuring Demi Lovato, which was sent recurrent this week per the #10/20 week rule. Wap has a total of five top 40 entries, two of them main-credited and the other three as a featured act. His highest-charting entry thus far is one of the features, the #10 song “All In My Head (Flex)” by Fifth Harmony from the summer of last year. Let’s hope for some great (or even better than great) results!

HOW WILL THE “WOLVES” SURVIVE?: Well, simply, “Wolves” will get plenty of early stations going in for the add this week and it’ll accumulate many more when it officially impacts next Tuesday! This “Wolves”, of course, belongs to singer Selena Gomez and DJ/producer Marshmello, their collaboration debuting at #47 on this week’s chart. Though the latter performer just made his way onto the chart for the first time with “Silence”, featuring Khalid, Gomez’s main-credited releases (outside of the #2 hit “It Ain’t Me” with Kygo) have stalled below the top ten in 2017: “Bad Liar” went as high at #12, and “Fetish” got to #18. Can this wild animal of a single howl its way into the top ten, letting Gomez end the year on a good note? Is “Wolves” truly hungry like the… well, wolf? It will be an interesting one to watch.

Would you believe that there are three more top 50 debuts this week? It’s an active chart, and that’s an understatement! New at #48 on the chart is the third solo entry for Liam Payne, who hit #1 three weeks ago with “Strip That Down”, currently at #4. He follows that chart-topper with “Bedroom Floor”, which was co-written with another artist who hit the top earlier this year, Charlie Puth. A debut album from Payne has yet to be announced, but I hope we get it later this year. (Fingers crossed!) The other two entries are by a pair of newcomers here: “Think Before I Talk” (#49) by Astrid S and “Dime” (#50) by The X Factor alum Rachel Crow. Neither track is likely to go much further, with Crow’s single already bleeding spins due to the loss of Radio Disney airplay, but we’ll see how things go in the coming days.

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