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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 7, 2018

New to the Dean’s list.

DEBUTS
40. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters
39. Lauv featuring Julia Michaels – There’s No Way
38. Sigrid – Sucker Punch | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (26)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Elle King – Shame (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Natural (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. George Ezra – Shotgun (03) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. AJ Mitchell – Girls (5)
2. A Great Big World – You (1)
3. Lauren Daigle – You Say (4)
4. Jason Mraz featuring Meghan Trainor – More Than Friends (10)
5. Daniel Powter – Do You Wanna Get Lucky? (7)
6. Gryffin & Elley Duhé – Tie Me Down (6)
7. Noah Kahan – False Confidence (9)
8. Ashlee Simpson + Evan Ross – I Do (8)
9. Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (-)
10. Alessia Cara – Trust My Lonely (-)

In The Mix:
Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho (new)
Broods – Peach (new)
Cher – S.O.S.
George Ezra – Hold My Girl
Hudson Taylor – Feel It Again
John Splithoff featuring Madison Ryann Ward – Show Me
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (new)
Morgxn featuring Walk The Moon – Home
Mumford & Sons – Guiding Light
Odesza featuring Sasha Sloan – Falls
Olly Murs featuring Snoop Dogg – Moves
Paul McCartney – Caesar Rock
Tom Walker – Angels

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Dean Lewis on his first #1 on my personal chart, “Be Alright”, advancing from 2-1 this week. Lewis’s track is a recent chart-topper in his native Australia, while it’s climbing through the top 20 on the Hot AC chart here. It’ll likely stay at #1 next time around, though a handful of alternative crossovers from acts like Imagine Dragons and Panic! At The Disco, as well as a duet from Marshmello x Bastille, will look to claim the top spot soon. Three new titles are in the mix this week, with “Sucker Punch” by Sigrid coming in the highest at #38. A year ago, her first entry here, “Don’t Kill My Vibe”, went to #16. “Sucker” impacts at the Alternative format later this month. The first collaboration from Lauv and Julia Michaels follows at #39, “There’s No Way”. It’s one of (at least) eight singles impacting at the Top 40 format on Tuesday. Michaels topped my chart for a week in April of last year with “Issues”. Finally, at #40, the third top 40 single from the boy band Why Don’t We arrives. The title track from their current set 8 Letters is the group’s second song to chart this year, with “Trust Fund Baby” peaking at #14 during the spring.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 30, 2018

“Seeing” a #1 in his future.

DEBUTS
38. Bülow – Two Punks In Love
36. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (39)
26. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity (28)
20. KT Tunstall – The River (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Elle King – Shame (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Natural (04) | PEAK: #04
03. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
02. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. A Great Big World – You (1)
2. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (6)
3. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (2)
4. Lauren Daigle – You Say (5)
5. AJ Mitchell – Girls (10)
6. Gryffin & Elley Duhé – Tie Me Down (8)
7. Daniel Powter – Do You Wanna Get Lucky? (-)
8. Ashlee Simpson + Evan Ross – I Do (-)
9. Noah Kahan – False Confidence (-)
10. Jason Mraz featuring Meghan Trainor – More Than Friends (-)

In The Mix:
Alesso – Remedy
Cher – S.O.S.
David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone
Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind
George Ezra – Hold My Girl
Hudson Taylor – Feel It Again
John Splithoff featuring Madison Ryann Ward – Show Me
Lauv featuring Julia Michaels – There’s No Way (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
Morgxn featuring Walk The Moon – Home
Mumford & Sons – Guiding Light
Odesza featuring Sasha Sloan – Falls
Olly Murs featuring Snoop Dogg – Moves (new)
Paul McCartney – Caesar Rock
Tom Walker – Angels (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a chart first this week, as Niall Horan becomes the first person to score five #1 singles in a row from one album, climbing 2-1 with “Seeing Blind”. It’s a duet with Maren Morris from the album called Flicker, which also produced these chart-toppers from late 2016 to earlier this year: “This Town”, “Slow Hands”, “Too Much To Ask” and “On The Loose”. Notably, this collaboration has never been released as a radio single in the U.S., though it’s received unsolicited airplay at the Hot AC format. It’s quite a feat, and now we’ll have to wait some time before Horan releases his sophomore solo set to see if he can repeat the achievement. As a remix of Shawn Mendes‘s “Lost In Japan”, mixed by Zedd, takes over Top 40 radio, the hit becomes the week’s Biggest Mover, up 34-26 in its third week on. This week’s two entries come from newcomer Alec Benjamin, in at #36 with “Let Me Down Slowly”, and Bülow, checking in at #38 with her second top 40 entry, “Two Punks In Love”. The former track impacts at the Hot AC format on Monday, while the latter impacts at the Top 40 format during the middle of October.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 23, 2018

One last Shot.

DEBUTS
39. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water

TOP GAINERS
34. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (39)
31. Lukas Graham – Love Someone (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity (34)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Elle King – Shame (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (08) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (06) | PEAK: #05
06. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Imagine Dragons – Natural (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (03) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. A Great Big World – You (3)
2. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (2)
3. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (1)
4. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (8)
5. Lauren Daigle – You Say (6)
6. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (5)
7. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (4)
8. Gryffin & Elley Duhé – Tie Me Down (10)
9. David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone (9)
10. AJ Mitchell – Girls (-)

In The Mix:
Alesso – Remedy
Ashlee Simpson + Evan Ross – I Do (new)
Cher – S.O.S. (new)
Daniel Powter – Do You Wanna Get Lucky? (new)
Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind
George Ezra – Hold My Girl
Hudson Taylor – Feel It Again
John Splithoff featuring Madison Ryann Ward – Show Me (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Morgxn featuring Walk The Moon – Home (new)
Mumford & Sons – Guiding Light (new)
Odesza featuring Sasha Sloan – Falls (new)
Paul McCartney – Caesar Rock
Phillip Phillips – Magnetic
Steve Perry – No More Cryin’
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water

Chart Notes:

  • Scoring a sixth week at #1 on my personal chart, though it does so without a bullet, this could be George Ezra‘s final week at the top with “Shotgun”. That being said, it’s been an outstanding run for the musician, who has two of my top tracks of 2018 with this song and “Paradise”, which had a three-week stay at the top. As Lukas Graham takes the title of Biggest Mover with their single “Love Someone”, up 38-31, Avril Lavigne returns to the top 40 for the first time since 2013 with “Head Above Water”, in at #39. It’s her 14th entry on my chart since 2002, when she debuted with her chart-topper “Complicated”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 16, 2018

Hittin’ the Shot spot.

DEBUTS
40. Mike Posner – Song About You
39. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan
38. Lukas Graham – Love Someone | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. KT Tunstall – The River (34)
26. Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
12. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (17)
(see #5 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – New Light (08) | PEAK: #02
09. Elle King – Shame (13) | PEAK: #09
08. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Natural (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (02) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (1)
2. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (4)
3. A Great Big World – You (7)
4. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (5)
5. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (10)
6. Lauren Daigle – You Say (-)
7. Phillip Phillips – Magnetic (8)
8. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (9)
9. David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone (-)
10. Gryffin & Elley Duhé – Tie Me Down (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls
Alesso – Remedy
Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind (new)
George Ezra – Hold My Girl
Hudson Taylor – Feel It Again (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Max Frost – Good Morning
Paul McCartney – Caesar Rock (new)
Steve Perry – No More Cryin’
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water

Chart Notes:

  • Continuing on cruise control on the hit highway, singer and songwriter George Ezra remains at #1 on my personal chart for the fifth week with “Shotgun”. It’s his eighth total week at the top so far this year. A pair of new top five songs by Imagine Dragons (“Natural”, up 6-4) and Dean Lewis (“Be Alright”, up 10-5) should compete for #1 in the coming weeks. Climbing six notches to score this week’s Biggest Movers, it’s the Hot AC flashback circa 2009 that you never knew you needed: “Memorized” is up 28-22 for Mat Kearney & RAC, while the Dave Matthews Band is up 32-26 with “Again And Again”. Further down, there are three debuts in the mix this week, led by the fourth top 40 entry for Lukas Graham; “Love Someone” bows at #38. It’s the first single to be released from 3 (The Purple Album), due October 26. Shawn Mendes is back in the top 40 at #39 with “Lost In Japan”. It follows “In My Blood”, which spent two weeks at #1 earlier this year. The future hit goes to Hot AC and Top 40 radio next month. Lastly, at #40, it’s the return of Mike Posner and his latest single, “Song About You”. Posner’s biggest entry to date on my chart is “Cooler Than Me”, which peaked at #4 in 2010, though he returned to the top ten in 2016 with “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”, peaking at #8.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 9, 2018

He’s certainly Staying around.

DEBUTS
39. Ariana Grande – Breathin
38. Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. KT Tunstall – The River (39)
32. Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again (37)
28. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (33)
19. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (24)
17. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (25) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (10) | PEAK: #09
08. John Mayer – New Light (04) | PEAK: #02
07. Ben Rector – Drive (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Imagine Dragons – Natural (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (02) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (3)
2. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (1)
3. Lukas Graham – Love Someone (-)
4. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (8)
5. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (6)
6. Robyn – Missing U (4)
7. A Great Big World – You (-)
8. Phillip Phillips – Magnetic (10)
9. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (-)
10. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls
Alesso – Remedy
Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One
George Ezra – Hold My Girl (new)
Janet Jackson – Made For Now
Lauren Daigle – You Say (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Max Frost – Good Morning
Steve Perry – No More Cryin’ (new)
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • George Ezra now has his longest-running #1 song on my chart with “Shotgun”, spending its fourth week at the summit. It’s the third single from his album Staying’s At Tamara’s, which is sure to produce even more hits as the year goes on. Two songs reach the top 40 this week, led by the first collaboration for Silk City (the duo featuring Diplo and Mark Ronson) and Dua Lipa at #38. “Electricity” is sparking on the sales and streaming charts ahead of its impact date at the Top 40 format this Tuesday. You’ll recall that Lipa spent five weeks at #1 on my chart earlier this year with “One Kiss”, a collaboration with Calvin Harris. It’s also a great week for Ariana Grande, who starts at #39 with “Breathin”, which charts concurrently with her prior Sweetener singles “God Is A Woman” (currently #11) and “No Tears Left To Cry” (#23). While “God” has yet to peak, “No” spent five weeks at #2.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 2, 2018

By George, I think he’s got it.

DEBUTS
39. KT Tunstall – The River
38. Bishop Briggs – Baby
37. Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again
36. Barns Courtney – 99
34. Jukebox The Ghost – Fred Astaire | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (40)
25. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (29)
15. Elle King – Shame (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (13) | PEAK: #10
09. A Great Big World – Younger (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
08. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Imagine Dragons – Natural (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Ben Rector – Drive (05) | PEAK: #05
04. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (02) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (3)
2. Muse – Something Human (1)
3. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (6)
4. Robyn – Missing U (4)
5. Picture This – When We Were Young (2)
6. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (9)
7. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (7)
8. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (-)
9. Ariana Grande – Breathin (-)
10. Phillip Phillips – Magnetic (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls
Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (new)
Alesso – Remedy (new)
David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone (new)
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One
Janet Jackson – Made For Now
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
LP – Girls Go Wild
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Max Frost – Good Morning
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water
Thomas Abban – Sinner
Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (new)

Chart Notes:

  • George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” extends its time at #1 on my personal chart by another week, now there for a third week, but the latest countdown is all about the debuts. There are five new tracks entering the top 40, a noticeably larger total than usual, led by “Fred Astaire” from Jukebox The Ghost at #34. This is the follow-up to “Everybody’s Lonely”, which peaked at #2 in April. The trio’s 2015 single “Postcard” spent seven weeks at #1 and became my top song of that year. Two steps below, at #36, Barns Courtney is back with “99”, the year my first official chart was published. (Oh, the nostalgia of it all!) Courtney logged four weeks at the top in 2016 with “Fire”, which remains his biggest hit to date. New at #37, with their second top 40 single from Come Tomorrow, the Dave Matthews Band is in with “Again And Again”. The group last made my top ten in late 2009 with “You And Me”, reaching #9. Bishop Briggs lands one notch lower at #38 with “Baby”, which marks her third entry to chart this year, following “Dream” (#15) and “White Flag” (#24). Finally, at #39, KT Tunstall scores her first top 40 entry in nearly eight years with “The River”. It was twelve years ago that Tunstall spent two weeks at #1 with “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree”, her only chart-topper to date.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 3, 2018)

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. Even as Governors Ball concludes, the CHR airwaves always need a musical mayor to rank at the top. Who will it be this week? Get all the stats you need below:

CAUGHT IN “THE MIDDLE”: After four weeks in the runner-up slot, “The Middle”, by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, gets a second run at the top, making this frame its sixth non-consecutive week at #1 on the pop format. This is not the longest wait for a #1 song to return to the summit; 20 years ago, Savage Garden‘s hit “Truly Madly Deeply” sat at #2 for nine weeks between its second and third weeks at the top, the longest stretch in the Radio & Records/Mediabase timeline. The big collaboration was also very close to a fifth non-consecutive week at #1 on the Hot AC chart, but missed returning by about 20 spins. This extra time at the top doesn’t look it’ll last much longer, however, as a certain musical maniac (at least, by song title) looks poised to take over in the coming days. You might almost say it’s a $ign of the times…

A “BETTER” WEEK AHEAD: Though it’s a relatively slow chart week toward the top of the survey, four new tunes come into the top 50 this week. Leading the way, the Australian act 5 Seconds Of Summer hops aboard at #44 with the song that remains at #1 down under, “Youngblood”. This is the title track from their upcoming studio album, which is now out on June 15. Israeli newcomer Dennis Lloyd settles at #46 with “Nevermind”. Lloyd’s first U.S. chart entry has been performing extremely well on Spotify, where it surged as a result of notable pop and dance playlisting globally. The single is charting or has charted in much of Europe, achieving top ten peaks in countries like Germany, Norway and Sweden. From there, bouncing in at #49, is a single that remains the top seller on iTunes here in the U.S.: Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You” and its updated version featuring Cardi B. Next Sunday, “Girls” will likely become the group’s 26th top 40 entry on the pop list, which comes just short of the 15th anniversary of “Harder To Breathe” making the top 40 at the format. Lastly, at #50, Post Malone‘s “Better Now” debuts prior to its impact date on Tuesday. If you didn’t catch the hint before, Malone’s “Psycho”, featuring Ty Dolla $ign, should climb to #1 (currently at #3) on next week’s update.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 27, 2018)

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. Enjoy all the Memorial Day festivities! The charts don’t sleep for a holiday, so let’s check out all the action:

RETURN TO “NEVER” LAND: Camila Cabello‘s “Never Be The Same” holds at #1 for the fourth week on the Top 40 list, but a tight battle ensued between it and former chart-topper “The Middle”, from Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, as a number of bigger hits continued to decline over the holiday weekend. As the result, the two tracks landed less than 100 spins from one another. A new #1 is likely in the next week or two, with “Psycho” (up 8-4) by Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign currently in the lead. “Never” is still making moves on the Hot AC list, rising 5-3 this week, though most observers will now be focused on her duet with Pharrell Williams, “Sangria Wine”, which sports a solid gain below the top 50 at the Top 40 format (and could enter as early as next week.)

HOW LO CAN THEY GO?: Four new titles reach the top 40 this week, led by the comeback single “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Backstreet Boys, up 48-33 to become their 19th top 40 entry at this format since 1995. (You’ll find additional chart data on the other entries from Cardi B, Logan Henderson and Bryce Vine on our socials!) Meanwhile, three songs come into the top 50 on the newest update, led by “Dinero” from Jennifer Lopez at #43. The collaboration, which features DJ Khaled and the previously mentioned Cardi B, is now Lopez’s highest-charting song since 2014. Five spots lower, K-pop sensations BTS score their second top 50 hit with “Fake Love”. The seven man band’s #48 entry comes two weeks before their single’s official impact date at the format. In at #49 is the week’s final new song, “Jump” by singer and songwriter Julia Michaels. She has three top 40 tunes to date. The track features chart newcomer Trippie Redd, who is known for a handful of collaborations and features in the rap field.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 29, 2018)

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. Going into the fifth month of the year, we’re pumped for all the Song Of The Summer candidates about to make their debut and all the other action on the pop chart. Ready for a trip to Top 40 Land? Let’s get into it:

SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE: Holding on for a fifth week at #1, tying Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” as the longest-running #1 of the year thus far, Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey have a few more Target gift cards to redeem before “The Middle” finally falls out of the top spot on the pop chart. Once again, the song posts a minor loss this week, which didn’t lead to any excessive drops after the report last weekend. “Middle” reaches the top of the Hot AC list this week, giving all three acts their first chart-topper at this format. Will Camila Cabello‘s “Never Be The Same” finally take over the pop throne next week? It’s still about 1,000 spins behind, coming in at #2 for the third week in a row, but with a new remix featuring country singer Kane Brown debuting on Friday, there could be an opportunity to spike the record in the coming days, or at least give the new version some curiosity play. You can expect her single with Pharrell Williams, “Sangria Wine”, at the format soon, which will be worked by Williams’s record label, Columbia.

BEER FOR EVERYONE: No, not free drinks, settle down. As the current tracks from Drake, ZAYN, bülow and a collaboration by Sam Smith and Logic reach the top 40, we also find some new (and old) faces breaking into the top 50. After narrowly missing the region last fall with “Dead” last year, former major label artist Madison Beer goes independent for her first chart entry, a song called “Home With You”. It comes in at #48. Beer is the first Madison to enter the top 50 since 2000, when an Australian duo called Madison Avenue went to #48 with their lone pop hit in the States, “Don’t Call Me Baby”. A notch lower, at #49, is a song title that contains a single letter: “X”. Nicky Jam and J Balvin‘s collaboration has been building nicely at streaming services in the past few weeks, recently hitting #1 in Italy and Spain. In the history of the CHR and Top 40 airplay charts, there’s been only one top 40 hit to begin with the letter X: “Xanadu”, which peaked at #2 for Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra in September 1980. Balvin is also involved with this week’s #50 debut, “Familiar” by one-time One Direction member Liam Payne. This single should give Payne his fifth top 40 hit at the format, while Balvin is likely to grab his second and third simultaneously.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 22, 2018)

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. As we look through this week’s top tunes on the pop chart, we also remember the chart history of 28-year-old DJ and producer Avicii, who passed away on Friday. Entering the top 50 a total of seven times, his five top 40 hits, including “Wake Me Up” (#1) and “Hey Brother” (#9), will be played at this format for some time to come. We’ll always remember him and the music he made. Now, on with the current Top 40 results:

LOVING HIM WAS ZEDD: Speeding down the hit highway toward their top 40 target for the fourth consecutive week are Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, once again leading the pop chart with “The Middle”. After gaining in spins, the song posts a pretty small loss this week, though it could be the early sign of a larger fall next week. At Hot AC, “Middle” (up 4-2) should secure the top spot in the next few days, becoming official by next Sunday. Back on the pop survey, Camila Cabello‘s “Never Be The Same”, which might lead the chart by next weekend, is still gaining solidly in the runner-up position, while Drake‘s “God’s Plan” (up 6-5) is the sole new song in the top five, a former #1 title on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts. (More on him below!)

“LEFT” FEELS RIGHT: With a huge first day of hourly airplay via bankrupt radio giant iHeartMedia, “No Tears Left To Cry” nets pop star Ariana Grande her 15th top 40 entry on the Top 40 chart, coming in at #30. It’s the lead single from her forthcoming set, due sometime later this year. “Cry” remains at #1 on iTunes with a large lead over #2, attributed (in part) to its deep discounting. Its substantial airplay gains should continue throughout the week at multiple formats, and it’ll easily be the Most Added song when our usual Top 40 report goes up on Tuesday evening.

Making the top 50 on the new survey, Drake‘s “Nice For What” (#41), ZAYN‘s “Let Me” (#43) and Logan Henderson‘s “Bite My Tongue” (#50) begin their pop journeys, with the former two hits also charting elsewhere. “Nice” makes a giant leap into the top ten on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts, while “Let” is the highest top 50 debut on the Hot AC chart. Henderson previously reached the top 50 at the pop format as a member of Big Time Rush. Who’s going to climb the highest? Stay tuned!

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