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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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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 6, 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: Shawn Mendes has a wonderous start with his new tune “Wonder”, as a number of other new releases marked a wonderful arrival the top ten. Let’s add ’em up:

“WONDER” LANDS: With 166 stations coming in on impact, Shawn Mendes secured a huge first week sum with the title cut off his forthcoming studio album Wonder. Yesterday, the song was the Most Added release at the Hot AC format, taking in 68 stations there. It’s now well into the top 30 on both charts and moving fast.

Dua Lipa also scored a larger first week for “Levitating” with 127 stations on impact, good for second place. It had a great entry in the top 50 at #45 on last Sunday’s published update and should move into the top 40 this coming weekend, thanks in part to a new remix that features DaBaby.

Charting singles from Saweetie, Travis Scott and Why Don’t We returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: a new song from Julia Michaels takes on an already reactive collaboration by Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear, which hit the top five on this week’s report.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SHAWN MENDES, “Wonder” (Island/Republic)
2. DUA LIPA, “Levitating” (Warner)
3. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A., “Franchise” (Cactus Jack/Epic)
5. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
6. POP SMOKE, “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)
7. SAWEETIE, “Tap In” (ICY/Artistry/Warner)
8. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
9-T. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
9-T. SALEM ILESE, “Mad At Disney” (10K Projects/Caroline-Capitol)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 5-6, 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 six releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DUA LIPA featuring DABABY – “Levitating” (Warner)
Album: Future Nostalgia (2020)
Past T40 History: She has scored a pair of #1 singles so far from her most recent album. This cut, now in the top 50, could be next.

MEGAN THEE STALLION featuring YOUNG THUG – “Don’t Stop” (1501 Certified Ent,/300 Ent.)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: In July, the lead performer’s hit “Savage” got as high as #6 at the Top 40 format, her highest chart entry to date.

POP SMOKE – “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)
Album: Shoot for the Stars, Aim For The Moon (2020)
Past T40 History: Despite several charting releases at the Rhythmic and Urban formats, the late performer has never ranked here.

SALEM ILESE – “Mad At Disney” (10K Projects/Caroline-Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Her first tune to impact here, which is receiving some early airplay, recently went viral on the video app TikTok.

SHAWN MENDES – “Wonder” (Island/Republic)
Album: Wonder (2020)
Past T40 History: With only two days of airplay, “Wonder” has reached the top 30 at the format, becoming his tenth top 40 single.

WHY DON’T WE – “Fallin'” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The group is going for their fifth top 40 hit here. Their last chart single, “What Am I”, reached #19 in December.

Tell all your friends: “My Ex’s Best Friend” looks to have a good session next Tuesday for Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 4, 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. October is looking a bit savage so far, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the new #1 song at the format. Here’s what’s popping on the chart this week:

THE “BEAT” OF THE CHART: Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo are up from 2-1 on this week’s Top 40 radio chart with “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)”. It’s the first #1 at the format for Jawsh 685 and fifth (and first since 2015) for Derulo. Notably, Mediabase now credits BTS as one of the lead acts on the collaboration because of a new remix that was released two days ago; hence, the band also earns their first #1 song here. It will easily achieve a second week at the top by next weekend.

Shawn Mendes blasts onto the chart at #30 with “Wonder”, his tenth top 40 hit at the format and first of 2020. The song enters at #27 on this week’s Hot AC chart update as well. After 2-1/2 months of movement in and out of the top 50, Curtis Waters lifts from 42-36 with the Harm Franklin-assisted “Stunnin'”. It’s the first top 40 hit at this format for the two men. Meanwhile, Joel Corry and MNEK are on the rise with “Head & Heart”, a recent #1 hit on the Dance chart that climbs from 41-37. It’s the first top 40 entry for Corry here and the second for MNEK.

There are four new releases in the top 50, the highest of which is a collaboration that rockets in at #42: Travis Scott, Young Thug and M.I.A. with “Franchise”. The tune flew into the top 20 on this week’s Rhythmic chart update. Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating” enters at #45, which was recently serviced for airplay with an updated remix that includes DaBaby. Next up, Why Don’t We falls into place at #48 with “Fallin'”, while the aforementioned Jason Derulo finishes things off at #50 with his latest single “Take You Dancing”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 29, 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: we find some fast adds for Travis Scott‘s fast food, which certainly helps to nourish the Top 40 panel. Let’s add ’em up:

A LOT FOR SCOTT: Travis Scott’s “Franchise”, a collaboration with Young Thug and M.I.A., is the week’s Most Added song at the Top 40 format with 56 stations on impact. It earns an additional 60 adds at the Rhythmic format and 63 on the Urban report.

The rest of the top four also consists of new entries: Bastille‘s “Survivin'”, which earned a third place finish at both the Alternative and Hot AC formats, was a survivor and started in second place here with 28 adds in its first week. Why Don’t We‘s “Fallin'” took the third position with 26 stations this week, just six hours after the tune was released. Look for it to score even more action during next week’s session, when it officially impacts at this format. Finally, Ali Gatie and Alessia Cara‘s collaboration “Welcome Back” was welcomed solidly by the Top 40 panel, settling in fourth place with 25 adds from the panel.

Charting singles from Madison Beer, Sam Smith and Zoe Wees returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: the aforementioned Why Don’t We, as well as Dua Lipa, will be falling into place on the log with plenty of new adds.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A., “Franchise” (Cactus Jack/Epic)
2. BASTILLE, “Survivin'” (Republic)
3. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. ALI GATIE featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Welcome Back” (Warner)
5-T. SAM SMITH, “Diamonds” (Capitol)
5-T. TATE MCRAE, “You Broke Me First” (RCA)
7. ZOE WEES, “Control” (Caroline)
8. MADISON BEER, “Baby” (Access/Epic)
9-T. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER, “Holy” (Def Jam)
9-T. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 28-29, 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:

ALI GATIE featuring ALESSIA CARA – “Welcome Back” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Gatie and Cara’s most recent chart entries here peaked at #34 and #28, respectively, during the past 12 months.

TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A. – “Franchise” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This collaboration charted just outside the top 50 for yesterday’s official update, but it’ll debut by next weekend.

Why Don’t We will have one of the songs fallin’ onto the adds report next week with their new release.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 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. Before you go looking at any other radio list tonight, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

ANOTHER “GO” AROUND: Lewis Capaldi holds at #1 on the Top 40 chart with “Before You Go”, its second week at the top. A new #1 is on the horizon, however, as Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo‘s song “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)” (rising 3-2) is ready to make the leap. Capaldi’s track is now in its 37th week in the top 40, which is one week more than his previous #1 single “Someone You Loved” spent in the top 40 at this format.

There’s very little action at the bottom of the chart this week. Conan Gray has the only top 40 entry with “Heather”, up 42-40. This is his second top 40 entry at the format; in May, “Maniac” got to #37. Additionally, Madison Beer has the sole top 50 debut at #48 with “Baby”. About six months ago, “Good In Goodbye” peaked at #42.

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