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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 27, 2020

The Future of the album chart.

It’s time to turn off the bad news and turn on some New Music Friday goodness! It’s a packed schedule, including hit albums from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Dua Lipa, PartyNextDoor and Trevor Daniel, as well as great singles from Hailee Steinfeld, Kygo, Little Mix, Major Lazer and more. Do start now and get the pop party started:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – Calm (iTunes)
Features: “Easier” and “Teeth”, which both reached the top 20 on the Top 40 radio chart, as well as the new single “Old Me”

DUA LIPA – Future Nostalgia (iTunes)
Features: “Don’t Start Now”, the #1 song for the past five weeks on the Top 40 radio chart, as well as the new single “Break My Heart”

INGRID ANDRESS – Lady Like (iTunes)
Features: “More Hearts Than Mine”, a current top ten song on the Country radio chart

PEARL JAM – Gigaton (iTunes)
Features: “Dance Of The Clairvoyants”, a recent #1 song on the Triple A radio chart, as well as the new single “Superblood Wolfmoon”

Notable albums out this week: Adam Calhoun‘s Billy G.O.A.T. (iTunes), Brakence‘s Punk2 (iTunes), Brian Fallon‘s Local Honey (iTunes), Cavetown‘s Sleepyhead (iTunes), Childish Gambino‘s 3.15.20 (iTunes), Delacey‘s Black Coffee (iTunes), Giveon‘s Take Time (iTunes), In This Moment‘s Mother (iTunes), Jessie Reyez‘s Before Love Came To Kill Us (iTunes), Joyner Lucas‘s ADHD (iTunes), Little Dragon‘s New Me, Same Us (iTunes), PartyNextDoor‘s PartyMobile (iTunes), Shallou‘s Magical Thinking (iTunes), Trevor Daniel‘s Nicotine (iTunes), Vanessa Carlton‘s Love Is An Art (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Hugo Helmig‘s Lulu, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Jubël‘s Strawtown (iTunes), Keshi‘s Bandaids (iTunes), Loud Luxury‘s Nights Like This (iTunes), Saint Phnx‘s DDMN 1.1 (iTunes), San Cisco‘s Flaws (iTunes), Thomas Headon‘s The Greatest Hits (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“12345Sex”, Upsahl (iTunes)
“A Little Soon To Say”, Jackson Browne (iTunes)
“Addison Rae”, The Kid LAROI (iTunes)
“Aeroplane Bathroom”, Gordi (iTunes)
“Apology”, Kennedi (iTunes)
“Banana Split”, Murda Beatz, YNW Melly & Lil Durk (iTunes)
“Be Happy”, CLMD (iTunes)
“Better Days”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Boyfriend (Tiesto Remix)”, Mabel (iTunes)
“Break Up Song”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“Breakfast In The Park”, Scotty Sire (iTunes)
“Charlotte”, Sody (iTunes)
“Choices”, KREAM & Imanos (iTunes)
“Contact”, Wiz Khalifa featuring Tyga (iTunes)
“Daydreams”, Maisie Peters (iTunes)
“Daze Inn”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Dirty Shiny Rock And Roll”, Brasko (iTunes)
“Do The Most”, Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Drive”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“Everybody In The Party”, Timmy Trumpet & 22Bullets featuring Ghost (iTunes)
“Feel Bad”, Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
“Fix It To Break It”, Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Get High”, Moby Rich (iTunes)
“Go To Hell”, Sam Creighton (iTunes)
“Good Example”, R3HAB x Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Helen”, Oliver Malcolm (iTunes)
“Her”, Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Highs And Lows”, Brandon Beal (iTunes)
“Hold Me Close”, Sam Feldt featuring Ella Henderson (iTunes)
“Hometown Heroes”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“I Love My Country”, Florida Georgia Line (iTunes)
“I Love You’s”, Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
“In Love Wit A Stripper”, 645AR (iTunes)
“In My Bones”, Jacob Collier featuring Kimbra & Tank And The Bangas (iTunes)
“In My Soul”, Vigiland (iTunes)
“Johnny”, Sarah Jarosz (iTunes)
“Julia”, Jeremy Zucker (iTunes)
“Just A Boy”, Alaina Castillo (iTunes)
“Knew You”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Last Time I Say Sorry”, Kane Brown & John Legend (iTunes)
“Lay Your Head On Me”, Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford (iTunes)
“Left 4 Me”, Rileyy Lanez (iTunes)
“Like It Is”, Kygo featuring Zara Larsson & Tyga (iTunes)
“Love Letters”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Martin”, Car Seat Headrest (iTunes)
“Melancholy Paradise”, All Time Low (iTunes)
“More Than Enough”, Alina Baraz (iTunes)
“Not Like”, Fijitrip (iTunes)
“Nowhere To Go (Quarantine Love)”, Snow Tha Product (iTunes)
“OK, All Right”, David Archuleta (iTunes)
“Only The Team”, Rvssian, Lil Mosey & Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Pasta”, New Rules (iTunes)
“Persona Non Grata”, Bright Eyes (iTunes)
“Potions”, Day Wave (iTunes)
“Rest Of My Life”, Sigma x Shakka (iTunes)
“Save A Way (2020)”, Wylder (iTunes)
“Say What’s In Your Eyes”, Stefan Benz (iTunes)
“Somebody Like You”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Someone You Loved”, Amber Riley (iTunes)
“Sunlight”, Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Superstar”, 24hrs & Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Swimming In The Deep End”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Take It Back”, Mokita x Ella Vos (iTunes)
“Tati”, Gavin Haley & Yung Pinch (iTunes)
“Terrified”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“The Best”, AWOLNATION featuring Alice Merton (iTunes)
“The Dark”, ZZ Ward (iTunes)
“This Was My House”, Bright Light Bright Light featuring Niki Haris, Donna De Lory & Initial Talk (iTunes)
“Tomorrow”, Jack Curley (iTunes)
“Turks”, Nav & Gunna featuring Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Unforgettable (Acoustic)”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“Used To Be (L.O.V.E.)”, Chelsea Collins (iTunes)
“Waste”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Welcome To Wonderland (Live From Henson Studios)”, Anson Seabra (iTunes)
“Wetty”, Fivio Foreign (iTunes)
“Where The Shadow Ends (Acoustic)”, Banners (iTunes)
“Whole Lotta”, Grandson & DREAMERS (iTunes)
“W.M.”, Tom Aspaul (iTunes)
“You Are Not Who I Thought I Was”, Sondre Lerche (iTunes)
“You Don’t Love Me (Like You Used To)”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Alec Benjamin and Sam Hunt are among the major titles on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 17, 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. The usual Post is ready to go, with plenty of fun facts from the pop survey. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

FULL CIRCLE MOMENT: Post Malone‘s “Circles” is the shape of this week’s #1 single at the Top 40 format, climbing from #2. It’s his fourth chart-topper to date and his second so far this year; “Wow” led the list for a week in June. Meanwhile, “Circles” is just outside the top ten on the Hot AC (#11) and Rhythmic (#12) radio charts this week. At this point, it’s unclear if the song will emerge at the top for a second week, as Lizzo‘s surging “Good As Hell” (up 4-2) could easily snatch the throne away.

Travis Scott‘s “Highest In The Room” leads three new top 40 entries on the list, as it rises from 44-36 to become his eighth top 40 hit at the format. Scott also appears as a featured artist on Post Malone‘s “Take What You Want”, which moves from 38-35. Going up from 42-38, Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine score their second and third top 40 songs, respectively, with “I’m Not Alright”. The single has already reached the top 20 on the Hot 100 in the duo’s native Canada. Charlie Puth is also moving in the right direction with his tenth top 40 entry, as “Mother” climbs from 45-40. It’s one spot higher on the Hot AC chart, giving Puth his ninth top track at that format.

This week’s top 50 action is led by One Direction member Louis Tomlinson‘s new single, “We Made It”, which debuts at #46. A new collaboration by the Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin is getting into the rhythm at #48. “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”, which is featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming movie Bad Boys For Life, marks the band’s first tune on the pop chart in just over eight years. Lindsey Stirling and Elle King enter at #49 with “The Upside”, giving the former her first entry at the format, while Zedd and Kehlani have a “Good Thing” going at #50.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 29, 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. PGTC wishes a very sweet new year to all of our readers celebrating Rosh Hashanah, which begins tonight. Let’s see what’s sweet and sticky at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THIS “HURTS” TOO: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts” remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart for the second week, losing about 350 spins from last week’s published update. The song also climbs to #6 and #10 on the Urban and Hot AC lists, respectively. The tune should have enough of a lead to manage a third week at the top, though Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved” (up 4-3) will begin to challenge it in the next few weeks.

Three songs find themselves entering the top 40 this week, led by the current Alternative radio single by Twenty One Pilots. “The Hype”, a top five hit at that format, rises from 41-36 here, becoming the duo’s sixth top 40 entry on the Top 40 list. Alessia Cara is also new to the region with “Rooting For You”, her tenth top 40 track, which leaps from 44-38. Also on the move is Saweetie‘s “My Type”, a recent #1 song on the Rhythmic chart, which bounces from 46-39. It’s her first top 40 song on the Top 40 chart.

The week’s top 50 entries are led by a newcomer, Ali Gatie, who checks in at #48 with his viral release “It’s You”. At #49, “Harder” pairs Jax Jones with Bebe Rexha for their first charting collaboration. Finally, at #50, Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine combine for “I’m Not Alright”, which is already receiving solid airplay in the duo’s native Canada.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 17, 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 ladies, as the new song by Halsey goes up against a huge soundtrack cut from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey. Alright, angels, let’s add ’em up:

A GRAVE SITUATION: After missing the top ten earlier this year with “Nightmare” and the BTS collaboration “Boy With Luv”, Halsey could be headed back into the region with her new single “Graveyard”, taken from her upcoming album Manic. Following a soft debut at #48 on last Sunday’s published update, the song roars in at the top of the adds report with 133 stations on impact. It’s likely to see a larger move into the top 40 by the weekend.

Of course, this means that the Grande, Cyrus and Del Rey collaboration “Don’t Call Me Angel” has to settle for a second place start, but with a substantial 97 stations on impact, it certainly has nothing to complain about. The single is featured on the soundtrack to the new Charlie’s Angels film; the album is released on November 1, while the movie opens two weeks later. “Don’t” should also fly into the top 40 by the next published update.

Charting releases by Camila Cabello, Lizzo and Normani are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Liam Payne and The Chainsmokers are among the artists impacting with new releases that are looking at a top five finish next Tuesday. Who will takeaway the top prize from the other? Will someone else surprise? Stay tuned.


MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. HALSEY, “Graveyard” (Capitol)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
4. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
5. CAMILA CABELLO, “Liar” (Syco/Epic)
6. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
7-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Teeth” (Interscope)
7-T. LOUD LUXURY & BRYCE VINE, “I’m Not Alright” (Sire/Warner-Armada)
9. CAMILA CABELLO, “Shameless” (Syco/Epic)
10. POST MALONE, “Circles” (Republic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 16-17, 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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – “Teeth” (Interscope)
Album: 13 Reasons Why (Season 3) (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: This will be the third song from the series to chart here, following cuts by Selena Gomez and Lauv/Anne-Marie.

ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY – “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
Album: Charlie’s Angels (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: The biggest song from this franchise, “Independent Women, Pt. 1” by Destiny’s Child, held at #1 for nine weeks.

HALSEY – “Graveyard” (Capitol)
Album: Manic (2020)
Past T40 History: The performer has four #1 songs to date on the Top 40 chart, but her past two releases have missed the top ten.

LINDSEY STIRLING featuring ELLE KING – “The Upside” (Lindseystomp/BMG/in2une)
Album: Artemis (2019)
Past T40 History: Stirling has not charted at this format before; King’s biggest hit to date, “Ex’s & Oh’s”, hit #7 in November 2015.

LOUD LUXURY & BRYCE VINE – “I’m Not Alright” (Sire/Warner-Armada)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The duo and Vine have three top 20 entries between them at this format, though none have entered the top ten.

Next week: new songs from Liam Payne and The Chainsmokers lead a smaller pack of impacting releases.

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 (January 15, 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: we feel the burn at the top, as several impacting records burst into the top ten with big totals. Let’s add ’em up:

“FIRE” UP THE ADDS: It was a competitive week for two collaborations on the Top 40 adds report, as both accumulated bigger numbers this Tuesday, but by the end of the session, “Lost In The Fire” from Gesaffelstein & The Weekend paced just ahead of “Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith & Normani, with final totals of 118 and 98 stations, respectively. Both of these singles will land well into the top 40 by the published update on Sunday, with “Lost” having the early edge for the higher of the debuts. It’s also possible that both titles could appear in the top five on the adds report again next week, though that’ll depend on the results of several new impacting songs. (See below for more information.)

LIVVIA‘s “Damn” also managed to break into the top five on the new report, securing 23 stations and a fifth place finish. With the Cumulus block add it recently earned, the tune is quickly rising through the top 50 and could easily eclipse the peak of the Quavo-assisted “Catch A Body”, which reached #37 last May.

Next week, look out for three impacting tracks from Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man (ranked at #8 this week), George Ezra and NF to sport some major action on the list.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. GESAFFELSTEIN & THE WEEKND, “Lost In The Fire” (Columbia)
2. SAM SMITH & NORMANI, “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol-RCA)
3. POST MALONE, “Wow.” (Republic)
4. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Sue Me” (Hollywood)
5. LIVVIA, “Damn” (12Tone)
6. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
7-T. CALVIN HARRIS & RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Giant” (Columbia)
7-T. LAUREN DAIGLE, “You Say” (Centricity/12Tone/Warner Bros.)
9. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
10. LOUD LUXURY featuring BRANDO, “Body” (Armada/in2une)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 8, 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: Post Malone wows the Top 40 panel with another reactive single, as the Backstreet Boys take their chances on a second release from their forthcoming album. Let’s add ’em up:

OUR LATEST POST: Though hot releases by Ava Max, Bad Bunny featuring Drake, Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus and Zara Larsson remained strong on the leaderboard for the first session of 2019, it was Post Malone and his new track “Wow.” leading this week’s Top 40 report. The song impacted with 78 stations at the format, while also collecting 55 adds on the Rhythmic panel, the Most Added song there, and 40 adds at Urban radio, taking a fifth place finish. Over the holiday break, “Wow.” topped a few different sales and streaming charts, including the main U.S. lists on Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify. Look for it to climb into the top 40 here by the end of the week.

Following the band’s top 20 hit “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” from last year, the Backstreet Boys are well on their way to a second chart entry off their new set DNA, out in just over two weeks. “Chances” impacts with a pretty solid 22 stations and a seventh place finish this week. It’s already in the top 20 on the Hot AC chart, a format where “Don’t” reached the top ten.

Next week, look out for impacting songs by Lauren Daigle (at #10 this week) and Sam Smith & Normani to dominate the list.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. POST MALONE, “Wow.” (Republic)
2. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” (RCA)
3. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
4. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
5. BAD BUNNY featuring DRAKE, “MIA” (Rimas/OVO Sound/Warner Bros.)
6. LOUD LUXURY featuring BRANDO, “Body” (Armada/in2une)
7-T. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Chances” (RCA)
7-T. GUCCI MANE, BRUNO MARS & KODAK BLACK, “Wake Up In The Sky” (Atlantic)
9. MADISON BEER featuring OFFSET, “Hurts Like Hell” (First Access/in2une)
10. LAUREN DAIGLE, “You Say” (Centricity/12Tone/Warner Bros.)

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