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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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 14, 2019

Indigo-in’ nowhere anytime soon.

DEBUTS
39. The Strumbellas – I’ll Wait
38. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. The Cranberries – Wake Me When It’s Over (38)
33. BANNERS – Got It In You (37)
30. Westlife – Better Man (34)
29. George Ezra – Pretty Shining People (33)
26. Kelly Clarkson – Broken & Beautiful (30)
23. Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
22. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (26)
21. Noah Kahan – Mess (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Lizzo – Juice (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (04) | PEAK: #03
05. P!nk – Walk Me Home (07) | PEAK: #05
04. The Cranberries – All Over Now (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Westlife – Hello My Love (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ava Max – So Am I (1)
2. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (2)
3. Push Baby – Mama’s House (8)
4. Maddie Poppe – Made You Miss (-)
5. Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her (-)
6. O.A.R. – Knocking At Your Door (9)
7. Galantis featuring OneRepublic – Bones (3)
8. Mike Posner – Move On (-)
9. Sara Bareilles – Fire (5)
10. James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Find Someone
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy (new)
Bülow – Sweet Little Lies
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen (new)
Fitz & The Tantrums – 123456
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
Jonas Brothers – Cool
Lennon Stella – Bitch (Takes One To Know One)
Nina Nesbitt – The Best You Had
The Head And The Heart – Missed Connection
Zara Larsson – Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Kacey Musgraves and her song “Rainbow” on its fifth week at #1 on my survey, making it the longest-running chart-topper of the year thus far. The single remains in the top 40 on both the AC and Country radio charts. Dean Lewis has this week’s Highest Debut, landing at #38 with “Stay Awake”. It’s his third title to reach my top 40 and the follow-up to “7 Minutes”, which stays at #8 again on my latest list. Coming in a notch lower at #39, it’s the fourth top 40 hit for The Strumbellas. “I’ll Wait” follows “Salvation”, which recently got as high as #4. Both of these debut songs should do well on here through the summer months.

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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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 7, 2019

Still coloring the top spot.

DEBUTS
38. The Cranberries – Wake Me When It’s Over
37. BANNERS – Got It In You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Kelly Clarkson – Broken & Beautiful (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
28. Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way (34) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
18. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (24) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
16. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lizzo – Juice (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes (08) | PEAK: #08
07. P!nk – Walk Me Home (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. The Cranberries – All Over Now (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Westlife – Hello My Love (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ava Max – So Am I (7)
2. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (1)
3. Galantis featuring OneRepublic – Bones (3)
4. Ocean Park Standoff – Good Time (2)
5. Sara Bareilles – Fire (6)
6. Freya Ridings – You Mean The World To Me (5)
7. AJ Mitchell – All My Friends (4)
8. Push Baby – Mama’s House (-)
9. O.A.R. – Knocking At Your Door (-)
10. The Strumbellas – I’ll Wait (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Find Someone
Bülow – Sweet Little Lies
Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back
Fitz & The Tantrums – 123456
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Jonas Brothers – Cool (new)
Lennon Stella – Bitch (Takes One To Know One)
Maddie Poppe – Made You Miss
Nina Nesbitt – The Best You Had
The Head And The Heart – Missed Connection
Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her
Zara Larsson – Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me

Chart Notes:

  • Kacey Musgraves holds steady at #1 for the fourth week with “Rainbow”, which ties it with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s “Shallow” as the longest-running #1 song of the chart year to date. Another track off the A Star Is Born soundtrack, Lady Gaga’s solo cut “Always Remember Us This Way”, ties for the Biggest Mover of the week with a move from 34-28. The other two singles earning the title, Lauv and Troye Sivan‘s “I’m So Tired…” and Kelly Clarkson‘s “Broken & Beautiful”, move from 24-18 and 36-30, respectively. Landing his fourth chart single at #37, BANNERS has the Highest Debut with “Got It In You”. In the fall of 2016, he last charted here with “Into The Storm”, which got to #18. Just a notch lower, at #38, The Cranberries are in with “Wake Me When It’s Over”, the second song to make the top 40 from In The End. The radio single from it, “All Over Now”, climbs to a new peak of #5 this week.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 1-2, 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 two impacting singles this week at the Top 40 format:

KIANA LEDE – “Ex” (Republic)
Album: Selfless (EP) (2018)
Past T40 History: Ledé is a newcomer to the format. Her current release is already well into the top 20 on the Rhythmic radio list.

LIZZO – “Juice” (Atlantic)
Album: Cuz I Love You (2019)
Past T40 History: Lizzo is also a newcomer to the pop format. The performer’s highly-anticipated debut album arrives on April 19.

Next week: look out for new releases from In Real Life and Rachel Crow to breathe some life onto the Top 40 airwaves.

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 4, 2019

He’s powering into 2019.

Welcome to 2019 and another year of exciting new releases! These are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

DERMOT KENNEDY – Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
Features: “Power Over Me”, currently in the top 20 at Triple A radio (prior single “Glory” also reached the top 20 at the format)

Notable albums out this week: Old Sea Brigade‘s Ode To A Friend (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Lost Kings‘s Paper Crowns (iTunes)

Notable remix packages out this week:
“Don’t Know You (Remixes)”, Justin Caruso featuring Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Emoji (Remixes)”, Galantis (iTunes)
“Rumors (Remixes)”, R3HAB & Sofia Carson (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Tight Ship”, David Gray (iTunes)
“A Thousand Years (Lullaby)”, Christina Perri (iTunes)
“Better Than Today”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Being Alive”, Hardwell featuring JGUAR (iTunes)
“Brand New Day (2019)”, Sting (iTunes)
“Breathe Easy”, Sval (iTunes)
“Brown Cow Stunning”, Monique Heart (iTunes)
“Clean Eyes (Acoustic)”, SYML (iTunes)
“Don’t Speak”, PANG! (iTunes)
“Favourite Thing”, Fleur East (iTunes)
“Get Enough”, Paul McCartney (iTunes)
“Halfway There”, ROZES (iTunes)
“Heaven”, Dzeko vs. Riggi & Piros featuring Veronica (iTunes)
“Home Alone”, Dan Talevski (iTunes)
“Human Error”, Oh Land (iTunes)
“I Do (String Version)”, Douwe Bob (iTunes)
“I Found You / Nilda’s Story”, Benny Blanco & Calvin Harris with Miguel (iTunes)
“I Want To Know What Love Is”, Foreigner with the Shriners Hospitals Kids Choir (iTunes)
“I Want You (Live)”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“I’m Never Gonna Let You Down Again”, Balthazar (iTunes)
“It’s All Yours”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Juice”, Lizzo (iTunes)
“Kiss That Girl Goodbye”, Aaron Watson (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Jada (iTunes)
“Move On”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“My Mistake (Piano Version)”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“My People”, James Hersey x Jeremy Loops (iTunes)
“Night Train”, Graeme James (iTunes)
“No Place”, Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (Acoustic)”, Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Purpose (Stripped)”, Etham (iTunes)
“Rad Drugz”, Missio (iTunes)
“Raised On Country”, Chris Young (iTunes)
“Sound Of An Orchestra”, MIKA (iTunes)
“Spoonful”, Grizfolk (iTunes)
“Steady”, Mark Diamond (iTunes)
“Undecided”, Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Unshaken”, D’Angelo (iTunes)
“Unstoppable”, The Him (iTunes)
“Whole (Demo)”, Sody (iTunes)
“Would You Understand”, 3LAU featuring Carly Paige (iTunes)
“Young Like This”, Hugo Helmig (iTunes)

Next Friday, look out for new releases from Gnash, Jack & Jack and others. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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