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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 16, 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: our musical map of the soul leads us to a winning collaboration from BTS and Halsey, while singles from Push Baby and Travis Scott also push towards big starts. Let’s add ’em up:

IT’S A “BOY”: K-popping into the top spot on this week’s adds report, “Boy With Luv” by BTS and Halsey earns a huge first-week total at the Top 40 format, picking up 109 stations on impact. That sum is more than enough to give the group their biggest start to date and should launch this single well up the chart towards their highest-peaking entry at the format ever. Meanwhile, Halsey has history at the top with three #1 songs here, all of them collaborations, and we’ll see if she’s due for a fourth. “Boy” did not impact at any other format this week, but it may earn some Hot AC and Rhythmic airplay as the spring rolls on.

Travis Scott is also looking awake and alert with The Weeknd-assisted “Wake Up”, which falls into third place with 40 stations. A recent top 20 song on the Rhythmic survey, “Wake” should climb just as high on the Top 40 list. Additionally, Push Baby, a quartet who formerly charted as Rixton, is showing promise with a fifth place finish at 26 stations for “Mama’s House”. In 2014, the band’s best-performing song under their previous name, “Me And My Broken Heart”, reached #6 that June.

Next week, look out for impacting singles from Bazzi, Dan + Shay and MAX to continue to shine ahead of the summer season.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BTS featuring HALSEY, “Boy With Luv” (BigHit/Columbia)
2. LIL NAS X, “Old Town Road” (Columbia)
3. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring THE WEEKND, “Wake Up” (Epic-Republic)
4. JONAS BROTHERS, “Cool” (Republic)
5. PUSH BABY, “Mama’s House” (SRV/Republic)
6. KELLY CLARKSON, “Broken & Beautiful” (Atlantic/EMG)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8-T. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
8-T. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
10. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 9, 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: the Jonas Brothers give us the news that it’s cool to add their new song, and the pop panel just so happened to listen. It’s chilling and it’s thrilling, so let’s add ’em up:

“COOL” HEATS UP: No surprise to see the Jonas Brothers back at the top of this week’s adds report with “Cool”, their follow-up to the massive Hot AC and Top 40 smash “Sucker”. Their latest track earns a sizable 114 stations in its first week and could become the trio’s second top ten song in a row by the summer. There’s no word on if an album is on the way, but given the reaction to these two singles thus far, it’s sure to be one of the biggest pop sets of the year if it surfaces.

Jennifer Lopez also sees some nice results for the French Montana-assisted “Medicine”, which scores a third place finish with 25 stations on impact. The collaboration was also the Most Added track at the Rhythmic format, earning an additional 24 adds. It’s the singer’s first title to impact on the HITCO label, who charted at the format last year with Big Boi‘s “All Night”, going as high as #27 that July.

Next week, impacting releases by Betty Who (“I Remember”) and Lewis Capaldi (“Someone You Loved”) should see some good action here, but a potentially reactive collaboration from BTS and Halsey (“Boy With Luv”) could steal the show.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JONAS BROTHERS, “Cool” (Republic)
2. LIL NAS X, “Old Town Road” (Columbia)
3. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Medicine” (HITCO)
4. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
5. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)
6-T. IN REAL LIFE, “Crazy AF” (Hollywood)
6-T. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
6-T. RACHEL CROW, “Up All Night” (S-Curve)
9. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…” (Capitol-in2une/AWAL)
10. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 7, 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. Uncle Sam awaits your money, but we’re all about songs that are on the money at Top 40 radio. While your wallet takes a hit, these hits are popping at the format this Sunday:

“RINGS” STILL SHINING: It’s a fifth week at the summit for Ariana Grande‘s hit “7 Rings” on the Top 40 chart, as her follow-single “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” breaks into the top ten at #9. The former title is down about 300 spins this week, though it’ll likely shed more spins next week given the latter song’s entry into the region. Grande’s main competition for the top spot is still well over 2,600 spins away, so expect “7 Rings” to easily collect a sixth frame at #1 and possibly more beyond that.

Newcomer and viral sensation Lil Nas X jumps from 41-28 with this week’s highest new entry in the top 40, “Old Town Road”. The track now has a remix featuring singer Billy Ray Cyrus, which quickly jumped to #1 on iTunes upon release last Friday. Cyrus isn’t credited on Mediabase as of yet, but if he is, “Old” will become his first top 40 song on the pop list since 1992’s “Achy Breaky Heart”, which went to #27 on the CHR format that July. The only other new title in the region is “So Close”, a collaboration between NOTD, Felix Jaehn, Captain Cuts and Georgia Ku. It’s rises from 42-36, marking the first top 40 hit for all four acts as artists. (All four have previously remixed or written/produced a prior top 40 entry.)

As they edge closer to their first #1 single at the format with “Sucker”, the Jonas Brothers are also cool with another of their songs landing on the chart this week. So, it makes sense that “Cool” enters at #43. It leads a pack of four new titles in the region. Following the trio’s latest hit, format newcomer Lizzo bows at #47 with “Juice”. CNCO follows just behind her at #49 with “Pretend”, which is their second song to reach the top 50. Finally, at #50, MKTO is back after a nearly four-year absence with “How Can I Forget”. They last appeared on the chart with 2015’s “Bad Girls”, which peaked at #36 that July.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 2, 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: it’s back to the record ranch with the current viral hit from Lil Nas X, but a few new titles are riding into the top ten as well. Yeehaw! Let’s add ’em up:

A LIL MORE ACTION: Headed down the “Old Town Road” once more, rapper Lil Nas X gets a lil boost at the format, as 44 new stations come in for his first single to chart on the Top 40 list. Meanwhile, the top impacting release comes from newcomer Kiana Ledé, whose “Ex” slides into second place with 28 stations. The song is currently in the top 20 at Rhythmic radio, while also rising again (after a brief descent) at the Urban format, where it sits in the top 30.

Elsewhere, Ciara starts out solidly with a fourth place finish and 18 first-week stations for “Thinkin Bout You”, which she hopes to push into the top 40 for her first appearance in the region since 2009’s Justin Timberlake-assisted “Love Sex Magic”. A number of proven hits from past weeks, including songs by Ally Brooke, Billie Eilish and Mabel, continue to remain active here.

Next Tuesday will feature a competitive session at the format, as impacting titles from In Real Life, Jennifer Lopez, the Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson and Rachel Crow are among the top names currently in the mix. Will anyone else jump in?

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. LIL NAS X, “Old Town Road” (Columbia)
2. KIANA LEDÉ, “Ex” (Republic)
3. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…” (Capitol-in2une/AWAL)
4-T. BRYCE VINE featuring YG, “La La Land” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
4-T. CIARA, “Thinkin Bout You” (Beauty Marks/ADA)
6. AJ MITCHELL, “All My Friends” (Epic)
7-T. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
7-T. MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES, “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
9. CITY GIRLS featuring CARDI B, “Twerk” (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol)
10-T. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)
10-T. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
10-T. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 31, 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. Can you believe tomorrow is the first day of April? Crazy! As we head further into the spring, here’s what’s blooming and popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

ALL FOUR “7”: Down roughly 100 spins or so from last week, Ariana Grande‘s single “7 Rings” lands a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart. It should easily score a fifth week. Her follow-up hit “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” holds outside the top ten once again, though it’s up a spot to #11 and can enter the region by next week’s update.

AJ Mitchell‘s “All My Friends” leaps from 41-34 this week, earning him his second top 40 entry, as he leads a pack of four new hits in that section of the chart. Next up, “Hard Place” by format newcomer H.E.R. moves from 42-38, while “La La Land” lands at #39, giving Bryce Vine and YG their second top 40 entries. That track rises from #48 last week, where it debuted. However, there’s one artist in the mix that’s not scoring her first or second, but rather, her 29th top 40 song on the current chart. P!nk jumps from 43-40 with “Walk Me Home”, the lead single from her forthcoming release Hurts 2B Human. The tune is already climbing through the top ten at the Hot AC format.

Another three tracks reach the top 50 this week at the format, led by the viral hit “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X at #41. It also bolts into the top 40 on the Rhythmic chart. A few notches lower, “Chlorine” seeps into the pool of pop at #48 for Twenty One Pilots. It marks the second crossover song from the act’s most recent album Trench. Finally, a current top ten tune on both the Rhythmic and Urban lists also busts down into the top 50 this week: that title is “Thotiana”, the first chart entry for Blueface, which lands at #50. A remix of the single features Cardi B and the aforementioned YG, though neither performer is credited on Mediabase.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 26, 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: saddle up for the adventure with the help of a short track that’s going long at several radio formats. Grab your horse and let’s add ’em up:

ON THE “ROAD” AGAIN: Due to some bigger music and radio meetings on the West Coast this week, there’s not much to cover in the hit parade, other than viral hit “Old Town Road” providing Lil Nas X with this week’s Most Added title. It’s new at a total of 30 stations this week. You can bet on this horse, or rather, this song to make it into the top 50 by the weekend.

Below “Old”, established titles by AJ Mitchell, Mabel, Twenty One Pilots and others populate much of the rest of the top ten.

Lizzo‘s “Juice” should deliver a tasty addition to next week’s session, but who else will be sipping on adds? Stay tuned.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. LIL NAS X, “Old Town Road” (Columbia)
2. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
3-T. MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES, “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
3-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Chlorine” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
5. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…” (Capitol-in2une/AWAL)
6. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
7. CITY GIRLS featuring CARDI B, “Twerk” (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol)
8. AJ MITCHELL, “All My Friends” (Epic)
9. BRYCE VINE featuring YG, “La La Land” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
10-T. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)
10-T. B. BLANCO, TAINY, S. GOMEZ & J BALVIN, “I Can’t Get Enough” (NEON15/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
10-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “Two Of Us” (Arista)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 25-26, 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’s the one track impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

LIL NAS X – “Old Town Road” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: This newcomer has a big viral hit on his hands with a track that clocks in at under two minutes. Saddle up, kids.

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

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