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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 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: it’s all about the “Goodbyes”. No, not to summer or this weekly post, but a track that’s been lighting up the pop airwaves since the weekend. Let’s add ’em up:

THE BIGGEST POST OF THE SUMMER: With their first collaboration to chart at the pop format, Post Malone and Young Thug are saying hello to the top spot on the weekly adds report with “Goodbyes”, opening with 132 stations on impact. The song is also atop the log at the Rhythmic radio format, earning 51 stations there. The cut made its chart debut at #35 on the official update last Sunday and should see a nice climb this week following its robust add total.

Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD‘s “Hate Me” also scored a very solid 42 stations on impact and a second place finish. This tune also charted on Sunday, entering at #48, and should be well on its way towards the top 40 now. Yesterday, the single picked up ten stations at the Hot AC format, ranking in third place on that list.

Rounding out the top three and charging ahead with a total of 30 stations, Kaskade and Meghan Trainor‘s “With You” was also in good shape on the report.

Building titles from the Blanco Brown, the Jonas Brothers and Lewis Capaldi are among those rounding out the top ten.

Next week, Brown’s “The Git Up” should continue to dance its way into the five, though several collaborations are also in the mix.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG, “Goodbyes” (Republic)
2. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
3. KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR, “With You” (Columbia/Epic)
4-T. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
4-T. JONAS BROTHERS, “Only Human” (Republic)
6. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8. MARSHMELLO & KANE BROWN, “One Thing Right” (Joytime Collective/RCA)
9. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
10-T. SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO, “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
10-T. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA, “Call You Mine” (Disruptor/Columbia)
10-T. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 8-9, 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 tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD – “Hate Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Goulding’s “Close To Me” spent a week at #2 in April, her highest-charting hit in four years. Will this rise to #1?

KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR – “With You” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Kaskade’s single “Atmosphere” spent a week at #50 in September 2013, marking his only chart song here so far.

LIL NAS X – “Panini” (Columbia)
Album: 7 (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: With “Old Town Road” headed down after spending three weeks at #4, his follow-up release is being served hot.

POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG – “Goodbyes” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After two days of airplay, the collaboration debuted at #35 last Sunday. Malone’s scored ten top 40 hits thus far.

Next week: Blanco Brown gits his chance at the format with a new dance sensation, while the act Monsta X is looking for some monsta numbers for their first song to impact here. We’ll see if anyone else joins the pop party soon.

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

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 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: the “Human” race is on and the “People” are on the move. Who’s speeding into the top spot on the list? Let’s add ’em up:

“HUMAN” TOUCHES THE TOP: With the Fourth of July on deck this Thursday, this week’s adds log was quite lively with new songs from several larger acts landing in the top five. Those fireworks included a first place finish for the Jonas Brothers with 61 stations on impact for “Only Human”, the third radio single from their comeback album Happiness Begins. “Beautiful People”, the new collaboration from Ed Sheeran and Khalid, also enjoys a great start with 48 stations and a second place finish. It’s the third cut to impact from Sheeran’s forthcoming set No.6 Collaborations Project, due next Friday. Another collaboration entering the top five this week comes from Marshmello and Kane Brown with a new release titled “One Thing Right”, and it’s certainly right for fourth place: a total of 34 stations add it this Tuesday.

Active titles from the late Avicii, Lewis Capaldi, Maren Morris and Zara Larsson are among those rounding out the top ten.

Next week, the latest releases for Ellie Goulding and Lil Nas X (which both picked up some early action this week) should make a splash in the top five, with several other impacting titles in the mix as well. Enjoy the holiday!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. JONAS BROTHERS, “Only Human” (Republic)
2. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
3. SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO, “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
4. MARSHMELLO & KANE BROWN, “One Thing Right” (Joytime Collective/RCA)
5. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
6. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
7-T. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
7-T. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
9. MAREN MORRIS, “The Bones” (Columbia)
10-T. AVICII featuring ALOE BLACC, “SOS” (Geffen/Interscope)
10-T. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 21, 2019

Feeling like a good Friday for new music…

The feelings of summer and highly-anticipated music meet in the middle this week, as we welcome some excellent names and releases into the market. Here are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

LIL NAS X – 7 (EP) (iTunes)
Features: “Old Town Road”, the #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for the past eleven weeks that’s also led the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts, as well as the newly-released cut “Panini”

MARK RONSON – Late Night Feelings (iTunes)
Features: The Camila Cabello-assisted “Find U Again” and the Miley Cyrus-assisted “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, both of which charted at the Hot AC and Top 40 radio formats, the former of which is currently in the top 40 at both

THE RACONTEURS – Help Us Stranger (iTunes)
Features: “Help Me Stranger”, a current top 40 track on both the Alternative and Triple A radio charts, as well as “Now That You’re Gone” and “Sunday Driver”, two prior singles from the project

Notable albums out this week: Aaron Watson‘s Red Bandana (iTunes), Ben Rector‘s MAGIC: Live From The USA (iTunes), Collective Soul‘s Blood (iTunes), Gucci Mane‘s Delusions Of Grandeur (iTunes), Prince‘s Originals (iTunes), The Rolling Stones‘s Bridges To Bremen (Live) (iTunes), Trina‘s The One (iTunes), Two Door Cinema Club‘s False Alarm (iTunes), Unspoken‘s Reason (iTunes), Will Young‘s Lexicon (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s Ride Me Back Home (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Emily Burns‘s PDA (iTunes), ILOVEMAKONNEN‘s M3 (iTunes), Kevin McHale‘s Boy (iTunes), Lukr‘s Sunstead (iTunes), SG Lewis‘s Dawn (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“(Gonna Take) A Little Time”, Paul Loren (iTunes)
“20th Century Boy”, Brasko featuring Mr. Gabriel (iTunes)
“All My Love”, Sabrina Claudio & Wale (iTunes)
“All The Time”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“And I Am A Woman”, Angie McMahon (iTunes)
“Angeline”, Seramic (iTunes)
“Another One”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Bad Idea”, YBN Cordae featuring Chance The Rapper (iTunes)
“Better”, Corey Harper (iTunes)
“Come On Over”, Pretty Sister (iTunes)
“Crown”, Stormzy (iTunes)
“Crybaby”, Pia Mia featuring Theron Theron (iTunes)
“Dancing With Nobody”, Austin Mahone (iTunes)
“Dang”, Top Bunk (iTunes)
“Do You”, Elle Winter (iTunes)
“Door”, Caroline Polachek (iTunes)
“Easy”, Kyd The Band & Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“Eat Your Heart Out”, Walk The Moon (iTunes)
“Elvis”, Skela (iTunes)
“Expensive”, Rence featuring Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Feel Something”, Bea Miller (iTunes)
“Generational Divide”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“Greenlight”, Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“Hummingbird”, Mark Diamond (iTunes)
“I Don’t Know You Anymore (Demo)”, Sody (iTunes)
“I’m So Sorry”, Hearts & Colors (iTunes)
“ICLYA”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Identity Crisis”, Emily Weisband (iTunes)
“Imagination”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Is It Even You?”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Just Another Dreamer”, Myzica (iTunes)
“Leave It All Behind”, Sleeping With Sirens (iTunes)
“Left Me Yet”, Daya (iTunes)
“Little Things”, Jessica Mauboy (iTunes)
“Lonely Night”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Love It”, UNSECRET featuring Ivory Lane (iTunes)
“Loved You Once (Demo)”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Megatron”, Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Minute”, Parson James (iTunes)
“Miracle Pill”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“Mount Everest”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“Nostalgic”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“One Thing Right”, Marshmello & Kane Brown (iTunes)
“Pretty”, Ingrid Michaelson (iTunes)
“Run Game”, Lupe Fiasco (iTunes)
“Runaway”, Sebastian Yatra, Daddy Yankee, Jonas Brothers & Natti Natasha (iTunes)
“Say Less”, Alex Harris (iTunes)
“Señorita”, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Short Kings Anthem”, Blackbear & Tiny Meat Gang (iTunes)
“Stacy”, Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Start Again”, Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“Stitch”, Allan Rayman (iTunes)
“Strangers”, City And Colour (iTunes)
“Stripper Bowl”, Migos (iTunes)
“Swimming Pool”, Millie Turner (iTunes)
“That’s Life”, 88-Keys featuring Mac Miller and Sia (iTunes)
“The First One (Acoustic)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“The Lake”, Wylder (iTunes)
“This Is Magic”, A Great Big World (iTunes)
“Time Waits For No One”, Freddie Mercury (iTunes)
“Typical Story”, Hobo Johnson (iTunes)
“Underground”, Lindsey Stirling (iTunes)
“Waking Up”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“What Do I Do?”, Georgia Ku (iTunes)
“Would You Ever”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Ingrid Michaelson, The Black Keys and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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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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