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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 26-27, 2021)

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? This track is impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

MIMI WEBB, “Good Without” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Webb is a newcomer here. Her latest release has already entered the top 20 in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Next week: no additional songs are currently listed as impacting for next week.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 14, 2021)

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. Beyond the chocolates and flowers, it’s time to fall in love with the weekly pop radio survey for a recap of what’s popping at the format:

CAN I GET YOUR NUMBER: Ariana Grande just can’t keep away from the top spot! After a seven-week run at the top, her hit “Positions” fell to #3 last week, leaving Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco‘s “Lonely” to reach the summit. Now, Grande is back at the top with “34+35” and returns to the runner-up position with her former #1 smash. How will she add to her huge chart takeover? Stay tuned.

Dua Lipa scores this week’s Highest Debut in the countdown at #34 with “We’re Good”, becoming her 13th top 40 entry. It’s a part of a recent reissue of her 2020 album Future Nostalgia, dubbed the Moonlight Edition. The other three releases entering the region on this update are all from newcomers: Yung Gravy leaps up from 41-37 with “Oops!”, Fousheé lifts from 42-39 with “Deep End” and the band Glass Animals debuts at #40 with “Heat Waves”, a current top five hit on the Alternative radio chart.

The big action continues in the top 50 with another five debuts this week. The highest of them, which lands at #42, is from Meduza and Dermot Kennedy with their collaboration called “Paradise”. To date, the single has already peaked in the top ten or 20 across Europe and Australasia. Cardi B debuts at #44 with “Up”, which is certainly where it’s headed on the survey, while Daya charts for the first time in three years with “Bad Girl” at #45. Further down, JayQ The Legend begins at #49 with “It Could Be You” and Fat Joe enters the top 50 for the first time since 2016 with the DJ Khaled and Amorphous-assisted “Sunshine (The Light)” at #50.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 27, 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. For all the top pop positions you want, here is a look at what’s popping at the format this week:

FROZEN POSITIONS: As we hit the midway point of the holiday freeze, superstar Ariana Grande is frozen at #1 on the Top 40 chart for a second week with the title cut from her album Positions. The follow-up single, “34+35”, advances from 15-13.

Ed Sheeran has this week’s only new entry in the top 40 with “Afterglow”, which debuts way up at #25. It’s his 21st top 40 hit. The song is also doing very well at the Hot AC format in its first week, where it enters at #19 and marks his 17th top 40 hit.

Three seasonal songs scored enough airplay to enter the top 50 this week, but will be gone by the next update: the Jonas Brothers return to the chart at #45 with “Like It’s Christmas”, Mariah Carey‘s new version of “Oh Santa!” (with the aforementioned Grande and Jennifer Hudson) lands at #47 and Taylor Swift‘s “Christmas Tree Farm” starts at #49. The original version of Carey’s tune dates back to 2010, while the other two entries were released last year.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 22, 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. There are monsters on the loose… well, that is, a few monster records are out there and landing on the chart. Here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

20K FOR 24K: 24KGoldn and Iann Dior remain at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the fifth week in a row with “Mood”. At the same time, it eclipses 20,000 spins in a week, becoming the first song to officially reach that total on a published update.

Four singles are new to the top 40 on this week’s chart. The highest of them comes from Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, who race in at #37 with “Monster”. It’s the 11th top 40 song for Mendes and the 32nd for Bieber, both of whom are currently on the chart with other records from their respective forthcoming albums. Lil Nas X leaps from 46-38 with “Holiday”, his third top 40 hit at the format. Lifting from 41-39, Joji picks up his second top 40 tune and first on his own with “Your Man”. Finally, “Hawái” breezes into the top 40 for Maluma and The Weeknd, moving from 44-40. It’s their first and 16th top 40 entries at the format, respectively.

After a release on Thursday night, Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa land at #49 with “Prisoner”. Meanwhile, “Hawái” isn’t the only tune on the rise for The Weeknd this week, as his solo release “Save Your Tears” bounces in at #50.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 2-3, 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:

ARIANA GRANDE – “34+35” (Republic)
Album: Positions (2020)
Past T40 History: Grande will easily score her 24th top 40 single here. The title track from her new album just entered the top 20.

DAVID GUETTA & SIA – “Let’s Love” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This single could become Guetta and Sia’s fourth collaboration to enter the top 50 at the pop format since 2012.

MARSHMELLO & IMANBEK featuring USHER – “Too Much” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Both Marshmello and Usher have hit #1 at the pop format. It’s been 5-1/2 years since Usher’s last top 40 single.

RITT MOMNEY – “Put Your Records On” (Disruptor/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Corinne Bailey Rae’s original song didn’t chart here, but it did peak at #10 on the Hot AC list in the fall of 2006.

Next week: save your tears and your adds, because The Weeknd is coming with his new single…

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 1, 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. The mood is right once again for the newest songs and stats from the top of the pop airwaves. Let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

GOLDN YEARS: 24KGoldn and Iann Dior score a second week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Mood”. The big hit is well ahead of its nearest competitor by over 2,900 spins and should manage a third frame at the summit quite easily. Meanwhile, it stays in the runner-up position on this week’s Rhythmic chart update, with little movement elsewhere.

Moving into the top 40 this week, G-Eazy and Blackbear lift from 42-36 with “Hate The Way”, becoming their tenth and sixth top 40 entries at the format, respectively. The label/collective Internet Money leaps from 43-38 with “Lemonade”, their collaboration with Gunna, Don Toliver and Nav. This track marks the first top 40 hit for all four performers here, but they’ve all seen prior top 40 action at the Rhythmic and Urban formats. Finally, the late Pop Smoke scores his first top 40 entry here with “What You Know ‘Bout Love”, a song that you know is up from 41-39.

After reaching the top 20 this week with the title cut from her new album Positions, which was released on Friday, Ariana Grande debuts at #45 with her second single from the set: “34+35”. Format newcomer Ritt Momney has his first entry at #49 with a cover of “Put Your Records On”. The track was originally a top ten hit at the AC, Hot AC and Triple A formats for Corinne Bailey Rae in 2006 and 2007. (It didn’t reach the Top 40 list at the time.) Finally, Marshmello and Imanbek are new at #50 this week with the Usher-assisted “Too Much”. Usher hopes to score his first top 40 hit at the format since the summer of 2015.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 27, 2020)

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: Ariana Grande knows her way around the top position, as she earns the most adds this week by far. Let’s add ’em up, shall we?

THE RIGHT “POSITIONS”: Ariana Grande had a huge week at the Top 40 format with “Positions”, picking up 167 stations and the Most Added title. It was the second Most Added song on yesterday’s Hot AC log with another 18 adds there. The song landed at #28 on this past Sunday’s published report and is headed towards the top 20 by this weekend.

Meanwhile, Harry Styles finished in second place this week with “Golden”, picking up another 51 stations for a total of 114 so far. The track climbed to #39 on the same published report and should continue to fly through the fall.

Charting singles from G-Eazy, Jason Derulo and Why Don’t We returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: as we head out to the polls for Election Day, David Guetta and Sia are up against Ritt Momney in the battle to grab pop radio’s vote for president(s) of the adds report.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Positions” (Republic)
2. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (Erskine/Columbia)
3. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
4. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
5. INTERNET MONEY featuring GUNNA, DON TOLIVER & NAV, “Lemonade” (10K Projects/Capitol)
6. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
7-T. BEBE REXHA featuring DOJA CAT, “Baby, I’m Jealous” (Warner)
7-T. G-EAZY featuring BLACKBEAR, “Hate The Way” (RCA-Interscope)
9. CHRIS BROWN x YOUNG THUG, “Go Crazy” (RCA-300 Ent.)
10. JUSTIN BIEBER & BENNY BLANCO, “Lonely” (Def Jam-Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 26-27, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ARIANA GRANDE – “Positions” (Republic)
Album: Positions (2020)
Past T40 History: The 23rd top 40 hit at the format for Grande is in a fairly good position to be this week’s Most Added song here.

HARRY STYLES – “Golden”
Album: Fine Line (2019)
Past T40 History: Styles now earns his sixth solo top 40 song at the format. “Watermelon Sugar” recently spent seven weeks at #1.

Next week: will the pop panel elect DaBaby, David Guetta or Ritt Momney as the president of the adds report? Stay tuned.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 18, 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. There’s lots of “Love” on this week’s log and much more, so let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

“LOVE” WILL FIND A WAY: Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo remain at #1 on the Top 40 chart for the third week with “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)”, which includes the song’s most recent remix featuring BTS. The song holds at the summit as record label Columbia claims the top three slots at the format, with recent chart-topper “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles staying at #2 and “Mood” by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior (via the RECORDS imprint) climbing from 5-3 on its way to the top.

Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco land at #36 with their new collaboration “Lonely”. It becomes the 31st top 40 single for Bieber, who also moves from 15-12 with the Chance The Rapper-assisted “Holy”, and the fourth such entry for Blanco. TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio rises from 41-37 with her first top 40 song at any format, “Be Happy”. Following her, “My Ex’s Best Friend” by Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear lifts from 44-38 this week. It’s their fourth and fifth top 40 hits, respectively, and is just below the same region at the Alternative format. Finally, the aforementioned Derulo is up from 43-39 with his 22nd top 40 hit, “Take You Dancing”.

This week’s top 50 is just as busy, if not busier, than last week. The late Pop Smoke enters the pop list for the first time with “What You Know ‘Bout Love” at #43, as the new Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat collaboration “Baby, I’m Jealous” comes in at #45. It was last week’s Most Added track here. The new single by Harry Styles blasts in at #47, as he scores once again with “Golden”. Finally, this week’s #50 entry is “Lemonade”, a big streaming hit from the Internet Money label featuring Gunna, Don Toliver and Nav.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 12-13, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

JULIA MICHAELS – “Lie Like This” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: She’s still in the top ten with her second tune to enter the region, the JP Saxe duet “If The World Was Ending”.

MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR – “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
Album: Tickets To My Downfall (2020)
Past T40 History: Yesterday, this collaboration officially reached the top 50 at the format. Kelly is looking for his second #1 single.

Next week: are you jealous of new releases from Bebe Rexha, Jason Derulo, Joji and more? We’ll find out on Tuesday.

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