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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 12, 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: Sam Smith is more than “Good”, while Kelly Clarkson‘s “Love” has its chartbeat pumping! Plus, Taylor Swift is “Ready” for another big radio hit, Hailee Steinfeld and friends “Go” the distance, and much more. Turn up the pop power and get listening to these hits:

“GOOD” GOES FOR EXCELLENT: After receiving hourly airplay at iHeartMedia stations last Friday, Sam Smith hits the top of this week’s Most Added report with “Too Good At Goodbyes”, which begins at 127 stations. The track recently became his eighth top 40 hit at the format, following four main-credited singles, two collaborations with Disclosure and one with Naughty Boy. A new album from Smith is due later this year, which should be a super stocking stuffer for the kids… at least, those kids in need of a good cry after a failed relationship. At this rate, the single is likely to become his fifth top ten hit on the pop chart quickly, as it also makes some nice moves toward the top ten on the AC and Hot AC (and even Urban AC) charts.

THREE’S COMPANY: Three words can say a whole lot, and in the case of this week’s adds report, they can take up a lot of space in the titles toward the top of the list. With so many singles impacting at the format this Tuesday, it’s certainly not a surprise to see “Love So Soft” (#2, 73 stations) by Kelly Clarkson, “…Ready For It?” (#3, 57 stations) by Taylor Swift and “Let Me Go” (#4, 46 stations) by Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line & Watt getting the panel’s support. Rounding out the top five, “What Lovers Do” (#5, 20 adds) by Maroon 5 featuring SZA is also holding strong after a massive debut last week. How will they all do in the long run? We’re expecting big things this fall, so stay tuned!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SAM SMITH, “Too Good At Goodbyes” (Capitol)
2. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft” (Atlantic/RRP)
3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “…Ready For It?” (Big Machine/Republic)
4. HAILEE STEINFELD & ALESSO featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE & WATT, “Let Me Go” (Republic)
5. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do” (222/Interscope)
6. DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (Warner Bros.)
7. BLACKBEAR, “Do Re Mi” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
8. CAMILA CABELLO featuring YOUNG THUG, “Havana” (Syco/Epic)
9-T. HALSEY, “Bad At Love” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
9-T. LOGIC featuring ALESSIA CARA & KHALID, “1-800-273-8255” (Def Jam)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 27, 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: musical madness before the Fourth of July! Ties! Impacts! More below. It may be hot outside, but it’s hotter on the charts, so let’s dig into those sounds of summer like Add Lib does best:

FOUR SCORE (AND SEVERAL ADDS AGO): With singles from Calvin Harris and DJ Khaled (and their all-star bands) in a tie for this week’s Most Added record at the format, with 46 adds each, we look just below the top spot on the report for showings from a plethora of pop artists. The aggressive battle for adds this week was largely due to the Fourth Of July, which just so happens to fall on a Tuesday this year. So, to all of you program and music directors landing some burgers on the grill a week from now, and maybe some pool or beach action too, we salute you. (Also, where’s my invite?) Let’s highlight four of these potential future hits, all starting out well:

Taking in another 35 adds in its impact week is “Glorious” by Macklemore, which features Skylar Grey. It’s the first single to be released after the rapper’s consciously uncoupling with Ryan Lewis (well, at least for now) and the likely first chart hit for Grey in four years. I’ll take a wild guess and say that you don’t remember “C’mon Let Me Ride”, which featured Eminem, which spent two weeks at #32 in February of that year. (It’s alright, I’d prefer to forget that it exists too.) Besides being the third Most Added title at this format this week, it also stands in the same position on the adds report at Rhythmic radio.

Julia Michaels has no issues with this week’s fourth Most Added song, “Uh Huh”, which starts at 31 stations. It’s the follow-up to “Issues”, which reached a new peak of #4 last week. This one is not a hot B2K cover, but their song called “Uh Huh” peaked at #22 for three weeks in May 2002. Michaels was due to release an EP called Nervous System in the spring, though you can obviously see that it’s been delayed since it hasn’t hit digital retailers yet. Whenever it’s out, I’m sure it’ll be great.

Major Lazer and their new backing band, The Mestanics, silently run with “Know No Better” towards a knowledgeable rank for the week. It’s tied for fifth place, receiving another 24 adds. “Run Up” reached #33 at the end of March, and this release is expected to do “better” than that. (Gee, I’m pretty terrible tonight. Ah, well, I have the week off next week!) Their EP of the same name came out earlier this month, and hit the top 100 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Finally, in the seventh Most Added slot, we find “Go For Broke”, the latest release for Machine Gun Kelly. Kelly’s new song has a featured vocal from James Arthur, who also scored the fourth Most Added single at Hot AC radio yesterday with “Can I Be Him”. This is likely to be Arthur’s last week on the chart with “Say You Won’t Let Go”, a former #5 hit from earlier this month. Kelly’s had a pair of songs from his latest album, Bloom, reach the chart, including the Camila Cabello-assisted “Bad Things”, a two-week #1 from February.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. CALVIN HARRIS featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY and BIG SEAN, “Feels” (Columbia)
1-T. DJ KHALED featuring RIHANNA and BRYSON TILLER, “Wild Thoughts” (We The Best/Epic)
3. MACKLEMORE featuring SKYLAR GREY,
“Glorious” (Warner Bros.)
4. JULIA MICHAELS,
“Uh Huh” (Republic)
5-T. BRUNO MARS,
 “Versace On The Floor” (Atlantic)
5-T. MAJOR LAZER featuring TRAVIS SCOTT, CAMILA CABELLO and QUAVO,
“Know No Better” (Mad Decent/in2une)
7. MACHINE GUN KELLY featuring JAMES ARTHUR,
“Go For Broke” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
8. SAM HUNT, 
“Body Like A Back Road” (MCA Nashville/Capitol)
9. MARTIN GARRIX & TROYE SIVAN,
 “There For You” (RCA)
10-T. ALL TIME LOW,
“Good Times” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
10-T. BEBE REXHA featuring LIL WAYNE,
“The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)” (Warner Bros.)
10-T. LOGIC featuring ALESSIA CARA and KHALID,
 “1-800-273-8255” (Def Jam)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 20, 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: DJ Khaled enlists Rihanna and Bryson Tiller for a “wild” song, and it challenges Calvin Harris‘s touchy feely new single with Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean. Gee, save some feature slots for someone else’s collaboration, will you? Anyways, let’s see what’s going down on Add Lib featuring Most Added Songs, Lots Of Chart Stats and Plenty Of Bad Puns:

“WILD” AND CRAZY KIDS: It’s anotha (number) one for yelling enthusiast DJ Khaled and his current hit from Grateful. The song is called “Wild Thoughts”, and it scores 115 stations on impact, making it the Most Added record at the CHR/Top 40 format. It also earns the Most Added title on this week’s CHR/Rhythmic and Urban add reports, posting 50 and 49 new stations, respectively. Of course, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller provide the non-screaming vocals on this song, which hit #2 on iTunes upon release. This is the follow-up to “I’m The One”, which is still going strong in the top five on the pop chart. (We’ll see if “Wild” affects it in the next few weeks.) If you think you’ve heard this single before, it might be because it heavily samples “Maria Maria” by Santana featuring The Product G&B, the Grammy-winning Supernatural hit that spent four weeks at #2 (3/31-4/21/00 R&R) at the format. Oh, to be ten again… in any case, look for “Wild” to be a huge multi-format success all summer long. That Rihanna reign just won’t let up!

“FEELS” LIKE A WINNER: Harris, Williams, Perry & Sean sounds like it might be one of those terrible law firms from the land of daytime TV, but it’s actually Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean coming together for a new hit off Harris’ forthcoming album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. “Feels” feels like a great collaboration for the format, and it has a stellar first week too, taking in 104 adds on impact. Along with “Wild Thoughts” above, eight of the top ten Most Added songs this week include a featured artist or are performed by multiple artists, which speaks to the continued support and success of these types of tracks. In time, however, this could result in some backlash toward the concept. We’ll just have to see what happens later this year. Next week should bring an additional collaboration into the top ten, from Machine Gun Kelly and James Arthur, while the song in the #7 spot this week, by Macklemore and Skylar Grey, should repeat its top ten status when it officially impacts at the format.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DJ KHALED featuring RIHANNA and BRYSON TILLER, “Wild Thoughts” (We The Best/Epic)
2. CALVIN HARRIS featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY and BIG SEAN
, “Feels” (Columbia)
3. DAVID GUETTA featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “2U” (Atlantic-Def Jam)
4. BRUNO MARS, “Versace On The Floor” (Atlantic)
5-T. BEBE REXHA featuring LIL WAYNE, “The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)” (Warner Bros.)
5-T. FIFTH HARMONY featuring GUCCI MANE, “Down” (Syco/Epic)
7. MACKLEMORE featuring SKYLAR GREY, “Glorious” (Warner Bros.)
8. CHILDISH GAMBINO, Redbone” (Glassnote)
9. LIAM PAYNE featuring QUAVO,  “Strip That Down” (Republic)
10. LOGIC featuring ALESSIA CARA and KHALID, “1-800-273-8255” (Def Jam)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 13, 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: David Guetta and Justin Bieber easily get 2R attention with a big song for the summer, while Bruno Mars comes close to hitting the ceiling with a “Floor”. Pucker up those lips for a tasty treat, because this week’s Add Lib report is freshly served and topped with plenty of sprinkles:

GUETT USED TO IT: Chances are that if you’re not a fan of Justin Bieber, you’ll be throwing your radio out the window soon. Bieber is featured on two current top ten tracks (“Despacito (Remix)” and “I’m The One”) and is poised to grab a third spot with the Most Added record at the format today, “2U” by David Guetta. It starts at a giant 147 stations on impact. The Canadian superstar has sung on five #1 hits, both main-credited and featured, since “What Do You Mean?” (10/18/15 MB) from his Purpose album. It’s been nearly six years since Guetta reached the top of the pop chart with the Usher-assisted “Without You” (11/20-27/11 MB) from his Nothing But The Beat album, though the 49-year-old French DJ/producer has stayed active since then. Will these international stars with an international smash take a flight to #1, much like where Bieber’s other two hits appear to be headed? Could a backlash throw a wrench into those plans? Ooh, the possibilities… we’ll get back to you soon with what develops!

A FORMAT FLOORED: With the new Top 40 smash from his top-selling 24K Magic album, Bruno Mars slows things down on his way to the crown with “Versace On The Floor”. On impact, the track takes in 47 new stations, good for the runner-up slot on this week’s report. Mars’s hit ranked just below the top 50 on last Sunday’s published update, but it’s sure to make a splashy debut now. The luxury brand turns 40 years old next year, and it’ll probably be another 40 years until I can afford something from them! Four years ago, a separate single simply called “Versace”, performed by Migos, peaked at #11 (9/29/13 MB) on the Urban list. A Drake remix aided that song’s run, though it didn’t crossover to the pop format. Coming off a #1 hit in “That’s What I Like”, Mars has a bit of momentum at the moment, so look out for this retro gem to soundtrack those steamy summer nights in the heart of the season.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DAVID GUETTA featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “2U” (Atlantic-Def Jam)
2. BRUNO MARS
, “Versace On The Floor” (Atlantic)
3. FIFTH HARMONY featuring GUCCI MANE, “Down” (Epic)
4. LIAM PAYNE featuring QUAVO, “Strip That Down” (Republic)
5-T. CHILDISH GAMBINO, Redbone” (Glassnote)
5-T. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
7. BEBE REXHA featuring LIL WAYNE, “The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)” (Warner Bros.)
8. FRENCH MONTANA featuring SWAE LEE“Unforgettable” (Eardrummers/Bad Boy/Interscope-Epic)
9. MAJOR LAZER featuring TRAVIS SCOTT, CAMILA CABELLO & QUAVO, “Know No Better” (Mad Decent/in2une)
10. LOGIC featuring ALESSIA CARA and KHALID, “1-800-273-8255” (Def Jam)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 6, 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: Fifth Harmony goes four the Most Added title, while Bebe Rexha is at work on her “Dance” moves with Lil Wayne. Let’s dip back into those hot June tunes, even if the weather’s a bit on the cold side at the moment. (55 degrees and overcast? Really?) Here’s the forecast on these songs:

“DOWN” TO THE WIRE: It was another active week for both pre-impact and impacting singles this week, but Fifth Harmony takes the crown with “Down”. Their latest hit, featuring Gucci Mane, begins at 58 stations in its first frame, enough to become the Most Added song on the format. If that total feels underwhelming for a lead single from an album, it is. “Work From Home” scored 131 adds upon impact in March of last year. We’ll see if “Down” continues to go up on next week’s report. Meanwhile, former group member Camila Cabello ranks with the fourth Most Added title of the week, “Crying In The Club”, taking in 19 more stations. It’s closed just under 90% of the panel at this point, as it continues to build nicely.

“ARE” & BEBE: Singer and songwriter Bebe Rexha is back on the Most Added leaderboard with a new collaborator, rapper Lil Wayne, and a song title that combines two titles of previous #1 songs. “The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)” is on “the way” up the pop chart with a solid 25 adds this week, grabbing the 2nd Most Added spot. Of course, 2007’s “The Way I Are” by Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson and 1987’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston both spent multiple weeks atop the format’s chart, “Way” for six on Mediabase and “Dance” for three on Radio & Records. Will Rexha’s song reach that milestone as well? It’s too early to tell. Her last top 40 single, “I Got You”, peaked at #14 in March.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. FIFTH HARMONY featuring GUCCI MANE, “Down” (Epic)
2. BEBE REXHA featuring LIL WAYNE
, “The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)” (Warner Bros.)
3. LOGIC featuring ALESSIA CARA and KHALID, “1-800-273-8255” (Def Jam)
4. CAMILA CABELLO, “Crying In The Club” (Epic)
5-T. CHILDISH GAMBINO, Redbone” (Glassnote)
5-T. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
5-T. LIAM PAYNE featuring QUAVO, “Strip That Down” (Republic)
8-T. KATY PERRY featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Swish Swish” (Capitol)
8-T. KENDRICK LAMAR, “Humble.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
8-T. MØ, “Nights With You” (RCA)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 30, 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: Camila Cabello renews her membership at the CHR “club”, while Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson clean up a portion of the panel before their impact date. Everybody is back to work today, and even I’ll be working on my terrible jokes and punchlines for future editions of my radio reports. Meanwhile, it’s time to work out some adds and what songs got them this week, so let’s talk Top 40 tabulations:

WHO’S “CRYING” NOW: As pop quartet Fifth Harmony gets closer to the Friday release of “Down”, their first to not include one of their original members, Camila Cabello, the 20-year-old won’t be shedding any tears… unless they’re Top 40 tears. At the top of this week’s Most Added list is her “Crying In The Club”, which ranked in the runner-up position last week. It grabs 63 adds in its second frame. Her highly-anticipated album, The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving., is due later this year. “Club” outpaces this week’s #2 single, “Strip That Down” by Liam Payne featuring Quavo, by 19 stations. However, with the response that Payne’s hit has received in the last two weeks, it looks like “Down” will continue to go up. Expect both songs to appear on the report next week!

I HEAR A “SYMPHONY”: When it comes to the international hit by Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson, a few CHR conductors have begun the piece early this week, with 17 stations raising the curtain on a marvelous musical spectacle. “Symphony” has already been a top ten smash across Europe, with #1 peaks in countries like Norway, Scotland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It’s been a good year so far for the British trio, who spent two weeks at #4 with “Rockabye” (featuring Anne-Marie and Sean Paul) in April. Larsson has struggled at the format over the last year, with her most recent single, the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “So Good”, stalling out at #34 in March. Ooh, the drama of the string section! How will this rhapsody of a record end? Stay tuned!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. CAMILA CABELLO, “Crying In The Club” (Epic)
2. LIAM PAYNE featuring QUAVO
, “Strip That Down” (Republic)
3. KATY PERRY featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Swish Swish” (Capitol)
4. SELENA GOMEZ, “Bad Liar” (Interscope)
5. LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “Despacito (Remix)” (UMLE/RBMG/Def Jam/Republic)
6-T. CHILDISH GAMBINO, “Redbone” (Glassnote)
6-T. CLEAN BANDIT featuring ZARA LARSSON, “Symphony” (Big Beat/RRP)
8. LOGIC featuring ALESSA CARA and KHALID“1-800-273-8255” (Def Jam)
9. IGGY AZALEA featuring ANITTA, “Switch” (Def Jam)
10-T. CHARLIE PUTH, “Attention” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
10-T. HAILEE STEINFELD, “Most Girls” (Republic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 28, 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. Hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday weekend, whether you’re relaxing at the beach or just chilling at home. However, even with the break, those airplay charts don’t rest a minute. So, someone has to put away the sunblock and the shades for a moment to deliver you all those breezy chart stats, blowing faster than the wind on the water. (It’s okay, a vampire like me doesn’t tan.) Dig into all of this massive Memorial Day music:

HERE TO “STAY”: After just a week at the top, “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay says goodbye to that coveted #1 status, and taking its place is another EDM song that combines that talents of two performers. Zedd and Alessia Cara bolt from 4-1 with “Stay”, giving the DJ/producer his first chart-topper on the Top 40 survey, while the Canadian singer grabs her third #1 at the format since last year. Notably, this song hits the top in its 13th week on the chart, which far outpaces the runs for Cara’s two previous #1 entries: “Here” (1/24/16 MB, 26th week) and “Scars To Your Beautiful” (1/22/17 MB, 24th week). Given that the rest of the top five is falling in airplay at the moment, we could be in for an extended “stay” at the top next month. I’ll update you as the weeks go on!

This collaboration is the second single called “Stay” to hit #1 this decade. In 2013, another “Stay”, performed by Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko, spent two weeks (4/21-28/13 MB) at the top spot. This type of occurrence only happened once in the last decade, as a pair of “With You” titles reached #1 for Jessica Simpson (2/27-3/5/04 R&R) and Chris Brown (3/16-30/08 MB). (Two big hits titled “Shake It Off” also climbed to #1 in the 2000s, but not during the same decade, sung by Mariah Carey (9/16-10/14/05 R&R) and Taylor Swift (10/12 and 10/26/14 MB).)

A WORD IN SPANISH: I’m not sure that the word Elton John was looking for was “despacito”, but when his song reached #24 (11/4/88 R&R) on the pop chart, we never did find out the answer. However, one of the answers to the Song Of The Summer contest for this year is definitely the remix of “Despacito”, the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee hit that features Justin Bieber. It’s up 16-10 this week, as it also reaches the top 40 on the Hot AC format for this published chart. The song has already hit #1 in several dozen countries, including our U.S.-based Billboard 100, and it’s still growing rapidly across the globe. ¡Qué chévere, señores!

“Despacito” is the first Spanglish remix of a hit to reach the top ten on the CHR/Top 40 chart since the fall of 2014, when “Bailando” (#9, 9/14/14 MB) reached the region for Enrique Iglesias, with featured performers Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona. Prior to that hit, the Bayside Boys remix of Los Del Rio‘s “Macarena”, a Spanglish version of a song that bubbled under the pop radio chart in its first run during the fall of 1995, danced its way into the top ten (#10, 7/12 and 8/16-23/96 R&R) and into a few political and sporting events, which is perfectly okay to forget at this point.

“CRYING IN” PAYNE: A number of songs debuted at radio last week, so there’s a bit of debut action on this week’s list, and that’s nothing to sob about. Camila Cabello has the highest new entry at #31 with “Crying In The Club”. It’s her third chart hit outside of Fifth Harmony. It’s also the first “club” title to appear on the survey since “Club Can’t Handle Me”, the #7 song (10/10 and 10/31-11/7/10 MB) for Flo Rida featuring David Guetta. Meanwhile, Liam Payne‘s “Strip That Down”, featuring rapper Quavo, leaps in at #36. It’s his first solo hit outside of One Direction. Earlier this decade, two “strip” titles spent time in the top 50, but couldn’t quite reach the top 40: “Strip Me” (#42, 10/17/10 MB) by Natasha Bedingfield and “Strip” (#49, 1/29/12 MB) by Chris Brown featuring Kevin McCall.

Also joining the top 40 this week is “Swish Swish” by Katy Perry featuring Nicki Minaj, which enters at #38. It is the third release to chart from her forthcoming album Witness, due June 9. This era is the definition of a hot mess, with the emphasis on mess, which makes it all the more intriguing to watch. The summer is still young, and I’ve got my popcorn and tea at the ready…

THE LOGICAL SONG: When I was young, it seemed that charts were so wonderful… and things are pretty wonderful this week at #50 for the 27-year-old rapper named Logic. “1-800-273-8255”, from the recent #1 album Everybody, becomes his second entry at format, following his inclusion on the multi-artist collaboration “Sucker For Pain” (#20, 10/30-11/6/16 MB) from the soundtrack to Suicide Squad. His new one features Khalid and Alessia Cara. Last week, Khalid made his chart debut with a recent #1 on the Urban chart, “Location”, which advances from 49-44 this week. As Supertramp might say, their success so far is bloody well right, and I’ll be looking forward to watching all three acts and their progress in the coming weeks.

In the history of the CHR chart, only two other songs containing a phone number in their titles have dialed their way into the top 40: Tommy Tutone‘s “867-5309/Jenny” (#7, 5/7-14/82 R&R) and Squeeze‘s “853-5937” (#27, 2/5/88 R&R). Ironically, both singles were the last top 40 hits for both bands. Well, Logic, it’s been nice to know yo– I mean, uh, it’s been nice to know that this is the first time in nearly three decades that a title like this has appeared at the format. Nothing potentially bad about that, right? Right?

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