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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 27-28, 2020)

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:

DOJA CAT – “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Hot Pink (2019)
Past T40 History: The video app TikTok continues to propel the career of this performer, who is now going through a single swap.

LIZZO – “Cuz I Love You” (Atlantic)
Album: Cuz I Love You (2019)
Past T40 History: After a big night at the Grammy Awards, the title song from Lizzo’s album should become her fourth top 40 hit.

NOAH CYRUS featuring LEON BRIDGES – “July” (RECORDS/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Cyrus has earned four top 40 entries to date at the format, though the last three have stalled outside the top 30.

TAYLOR SWIFT – “The Man” (Republic)
Album: Lover (2019)
Past T40 History: Will the fourth single from Swift’s album become the highest-charting of the era? It’ll need to beat a peak of #6.

After some significant early action, the title song from Selena Gomez‘s chart-topping album Rare impacts next Tuesday.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 26, 2020)

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. Just ahead of the Grammy Awards, we have some new winners on the airwaves. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

ANOTHER FINE POST: With a difference of only nine spins between #1 and #2 this week, Post Malone‘s enduring hit “Circles” returns to the top of the Top 40 chart for a sixth nonconsecutive week. The smash also holds at #4 on the Hot AC chart. Will it score a seventh week at #1 in time for the Super Bowl? Better yet, will it ever leave the chart? We may never know. Actually, we will, but it will have to wait until next Sunday.

Four new songs enter the top 40 at the format this week, three by performers who are new to the chart. The group Brockhampton is one, up from 41-35 with “Sugar”. Roddy Ricch leaps from 49-38 with a cut that’s also flying through the top 20 on the Rhythmic and Urban charts, “The Box”. It continues to hold at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Regard‘s “Ride It” also lifts from 47-39 on the pop radio chart, while Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke earns her third solo top 40 entry with “No Good”, rising from 45-40.

Additionally, there are four new entries in the top 50 this week, along with a single re-entry that’s been outside the region for almost five months. Newcomer Chelsea Cutler starts things off at #43 with “Sad Tonight”, which impacted at the format last Tuesday. It’s also a good week for Selena Gomez, who enters at #44 with the title track from her recent album Rare. After last appearing at #45 on the chart dated September 1, Maren Morris is on the rebound with “The Bones”, stepping back in at #47. The track is currently in the top ten on the Country and Hot AC radio lists. Grammy nominee Lizzo‘s “Cuz I Love You” debuts at #49, while the Mustard and Roddy Ricch collaboration “Ballin'” sneaks in at #50 to close out this week’s activities. The latter hit went to #1 on the Rhythmic and Urban charts earlier this month.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #10-1

As 2019 and the decade draw 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. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 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. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

10. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time”
Album: (single only)
Label: Epic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

9. LIZZO, “Juice”
Album: Cuz I Love You
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

8. KEANE, “The Way I Feel”
Album: Cause And Effect
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks

7. SHAWN MENDES, “If I Can’t Have You”
Album: Shawn Mendes (Deluxe)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks

6. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow”
Album: A Star Is Born (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #1 for four weeks
2018 YE: #89

5. ILLENIUM & JON BELLION, “Good Things Fall Apart”
Album: Ascend
Label: Astralwerks/Capitol
Peak: #1 for one week

4. BASTILLE, “Joy”
Album: Doom Days
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for three weeks

3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Need To Calm Down”
Album: Lover
Label: Republic
Peak: #2

2. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Rainbow”
Album: Golden Hour
Label: MCA Nashville/Capitol
Peak: #1 for six weeks

1. PANIC AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Album: Pray For The Wicked
Label: Fueled By Ramen/EMG
Peak: #1 for one week

That’s it for the countdown! Scroll down for more information from this year’s top 100 list. Thanks for visiting PGTC!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #30-21

As 2019 and the decade draw 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. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 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. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

30. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts”
Album: Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #5

29. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Love You Anymore”
Album: Love
Label: Reprise/Warner
Peak: #3

28. ROB THOMAS, “Can’t Help Me Now”
Album: Chip Tooth Smile
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #5

27. THE STRUMBELLAS, “Salvation”
Album: Rattlesnake
Label: Underneath A Mountain/Glassnote/AWAL
Peak: #4

26. MAGGIE ROGERS, “Light On”
Album: Heard It In A Past Life
Label: Debay Sounds/Capitol
Peak: #3

25. THE CRANBERRIES, “All Over Now”
Album: In The End
Label: Curtain Call/BMG
Peak: #4

24. WALK THE MOON, “Timebomb”
Album: (single only)
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for two weeks

23. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Forever Now”
Album: Love
Label: Reprise/Warner
Peak: #4

22. ANDY GRAMMER, “Don’t Give Up On Me”
Album: Naïve
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #2

21. CALVIN HARRIS & RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Giant”
Album: (single only)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #3

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #60-51

As 2019 and the decade draw 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. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 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. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

60. P!NK featuring CASH CASH, “Can We Pretend”
Album: Hurts 2B Human
Label: RCA
Peak: #11

59. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…”
Album: ~How I’m Feeling~
Label: AWAL/in2une
Peak: #9

58. MARSHMELLO x BASTILLE, “Happier”
Album: (single only)
Label: Astralwerks/Capitol
Peak: #1 for four weeks (2018)
2018 YE: #36

57. LIZZO, “Good As Hell”
Album: Coconut Oil (EP)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

56. KELLY CLARKSON, “Broken & Beautiful”
Album: UglyDolls (Soundtrack)
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #10

55. DUA LIPA, “Swan Song”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner
Peak: #8

54. GREG HOLDEN, “Something Beautiful”
Album: World War Me
Label: Falling Art/BMG
Peak: #10

53. DEAN LEWIS, “Waves”
Album: A Place We Knew
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #9

52. MAREN MORRIS, “The Bones”
Album: Girl
Label: Columbia Nashville
Peak: #10

51. SCOTT HELMAN, “Hang Ups”
Album: Hang Ups (EP)
Label: Warner
Peak: #7

That’s it for the first half of the list! Scroll up for more information from this year’s top 100 list tomorrow. Thanks for visiting PGTC!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 15, 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. From Christmas, FL to North Pole, NY, this year’s holiday season is coming fast and so are some massive musical gifts. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

ON THE “GOOD” LIST: Santa’s certainly been quite nice to Lizzo this year, as “Good As Hell” remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart for the fourth week. The multi-format smash is down more than 600 spins this week, but is still a fair distance ahead of a number of songs. Can her second chart-topper at the format remain at the top through the holiday freeze? Stay tuned.

Soaring from 43-29, “South Of The Border” becomes the 20th top 40 hit on the pop radio chart for Ed Sheeran, as well as the 14th solo top 40 hit for Camila Cabello and the ninth for Cardi B (if Mediabase officially credits the latter two performers.) The single marks the third to reach the top 40 from Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project album. Leaping from 47-40, “Checklist” checks into the top 40 for MAX and Chromeo. It’s the fourth top 40 song for the former and the second for the duo, who last charted in 2014.

There’s also some decent top 50 debut action this week, with the first chart appearances by Doja Cat and Brockhampton leading the way. “Juicy” and “Sugar”, which pair nicely in both an edible and musical manner, are new at #47 and #49, respectively. “Juicy” rises a notch to #8 on this week’s Rhythmic radio chart and is headed towards the top ten on the Urban list. Meanwhile, a third new tune bows in the region this week: The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights”, lighting up at #50. Released a couple of weeks ago, during the same period as “Heartless”, the song continues to see sales and streaming action without an official radio push. “Heartless” makes a huge move from 23-16 on the chart, as it races up the top 40 at several radio formats.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 15, 2019

Putting a little love at the top.

DEBUTS
39. Spencer Sutherland – Grateful
38. Lizzo – Water Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Steve Aoki, Sting & SHAED – 2 In A Million (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
32. Tones And I – Never Seen The Rain (37)
30. Alanis Morissette – Reasons I Drink (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Harry Styles – Adore You (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
19. Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time (25) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks
15. Picture This – One Night (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Taylor Swift – Lover (06) | PEAK: #02
09. Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You (09) | PEAK: #09
08. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Harry Styles – Lights Up (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
04. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (05) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – The Last Time (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Coldplay – Orphans (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July (1)
2. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (3)
3. Niall Horan – Put A Little Love On Me (8)
4. Jewel – No More Tears (2)
5. Mitch James – Sunday Morning (5)
6. HAIM – Now I’m In It (6)
7. LP – Strange (4)
8. Louis Tomlinson – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart (9)
9. Delaney Jane – Safe With You (10)
10. Finneas – Let’s Fall In Love For The Night (-)

In The Mix:
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia (new)
HAIM – Hallelujah (new)
Lennon Stella – Kissing Other People

Chart Notes:

  • Niall Horan is #1 for the sixth week with “Nice To Meet Ya”, his second-longest run at the summit to date. The hit comes in just behind “Slow Hands” and the seven-week run it achieved during the summer of 2017. Four songs tie for this week’s Biggest Mover, all moving up six spots. A new song from Lizzo, her fourth top 40 entry of the year, debuts at #38. “Water Me” is earning airplay at several formats, though the track has not been officially serviced to radio at this point. (Stay tuned for updates in a few weeks.) Meanwhile, newcomer Spencer Sutherland breaks onto the list with “Grateful” at #39, which is also on the pop airwaves thanks to a handful of early stations. A couple of years ago, he was briefly featured on the U.K. version of The X Factor. Sutherland’s most recent EP, NONE of this has been about you, came out in March.

 (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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