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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 30, 2020

Love goes, but also returns for this week’s New Music Friday releases, including the newest albums from Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor and Sam Smith, as well as fresh songs from BENEE, Carly Rae Jepsen and Shawn Mendes. Here come the tricks and treats:

Notable albums out this week: Ariana Grande‘s Positions (iTunes), Bring Me The Horizon‘s Post Human: Survival Horror (iTunes), Cam‘s The Otherside (iTunes), For KING & COUNTRY‘s A Drummer Boy Christmas (iTunes), JAWNY‘s For Abby (iTunes), JoJo‘s December Baby (iTunes), LÉON‘s Apart (iTunes), MadeInTYO‘s Never Forgotten (iTunes), Meghan Trainor‘s A Very Trainor Christmas (iTunes), Omarion‘s The Kinection (iTunes), Queen Naija‘s Missunderstood (iTunes), Sam Smith‘s Love Goes (iTunes), Tia Gostelow‘s Chrysalis (iTunes), Tori Kelly‘s A Tori Kelly Christmas (iTunes), Trippie Redd‘s Pegasus (iTunes), Wesley Schultz‘s Vignettes (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Kennedi‘s Self (iTunes), MYRNE‘s Wandering (iTunes), Tomorrow x Together‘s Minisode1: Blue Hour (iTunes), Upsahl‘s Young Life Crisis (iTunes), Virginia To Vegas‘s Don’t Wake Me, I’m Dreaming (iTunes), WizTheMC‘s What About Now (iTunes), Zayde Wølf‘s Reimagined, Vol. 1 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1st Time”, Bakar (iTunes)
“All About You”, The Knocks featuring Foster The People (iTunes)
“Angelina”, Kitten (iTunes)
“Always In A Rush”, Andy Mineo & Mez (iTunes)
“Am I The Only One”, R3HAB x Astrid S x HRVY (iTunes)
“Animals”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Baby, I’m Coming Home”, Ally Brooke (iTunes)
“Best Friend”, Lauren Aquilina (iTunes)
“Blood”, Nothing, Nowhere. featuring KennyHoopla & JUDGE (iTunes)
“Brave”, Nick Howard (iTunes)
“Buzzin'” and “Should’ve Known Better Days”, Cooper Alan (iTunes)
“Dancing In My Room”, 347Aidan (iTunes)
“Don’t Change You”, Rock Mafia x Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Dora”, Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“Double G”, French Montana featuring Pop Smoke (iTunes)
“Drugs”, Tai Verdes (iTunes)
“Earth Is A Black Hole”, Teenage Wrist (iTunes)
“El Cambio”, Chesca (iTunes)
“Elevator”, Qveen Herby & yoitsCrash (iTunes)
“Fade Away”, Morgan Page & VIVID (iTunes)
“Fairytale Of New York” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Fake Fine”, Robert Grace featuring Gnash (iTunes)
“Feed The Fire”, SG Lewis & Lucky Daye (iTunes)
“Fever”, Dua Lipa featuring Angèle (iTunes)
“First Day Of My Life”, Milow (iTunes)
“Giant Bat” and “Sad Sad”, WENS (iTunes)
“Gin N Juice”, Jack Kays (iTunes)
“Gold”, Paloma Faith (iTunes)
“Graveyard Boyfriend”, Jillette Johnson (iTunes)
“Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe”, Cher (iTunes)
“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, PUBLIC (iTunes)
“Heartbreak Of America”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Hold It”, Obli (iTunes)
“Holiday”, Richard Marx (iTunes)
“Holidays”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Hot”, Pia Mia featuring Flo Milli & Sean Paul (iTunes)
“I Don’t Want You To See This”, Brandon Colbein (iTunes)
“I Got So High That I Saw Jesus (Live)”, Noah Cyrus featuring Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“I Love Me”, Russ (iTunes)
“I Need You Christmas”, Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“If I Gotta Run”, Tim Chadwick (iTunes)
“I’m Only Me When I’m Not Sober”, Abigail Barlow (iTunes)
“Incredible”, Gary Barlow (iTunes)
“Interstellar Love”, The Avalanches featuring Leon Bridges (iTunes)
“Intervention”, Client Liasion (iTunes)
“It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries”, Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Kill Me Better”, Don Diablo & Imanbek featuring Trevor Daniel (iTunes)
“Let Down”, Paris Jackson (iTunes)
“Like Gold”, Loud Luxury & Frank Walker featuring Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Look Over Your Shoulder”, Busta Rhymes featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
“Losses”, Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Love For The Summer”, Deacon featuring Loren Gray (iTunes)
“Love You From A Distance”, Ashley Kutcher (iTunes)
“Naughty List”, Liam Payne featuring Dixie D’Amelio (iTunes)
“Never Alone”, Above Snakes (iTunes)
“Never Know Your Name”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“Never The 1”, ROSIE (iTunes)
“New President”, Mt. Joy (iTunes)
“No Drama”, Becky G x Ozuna (iTunes)
“No Love (Dub Mix)”, Skip Marley featuring D Smoke (iTunes)
“No Really, I’m Good”, Snow Tha Product (iTunes)
“Nobody”, NOTD & Catello (iTunes)
“One Touch (Acoustic)”, Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Onyx”, Stevan (iTunes)
“Paradise”, Meduza x Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“Patience”, Jordan Suaste (iTunes)
“Plain”, BENEE featuring Lily Allen & Flo Milli (iTunes)
“Pray”, Xana (iTunes)
“Progress”, Great Good Fine OK (iTunes)
“Psycho Killer”, The Wrecks (iTunes)
“Reality Check Please”, Lime Cordiale (iTunes)
“Remove 45”, De La Soul featuring Styles P, Talib Kweli, Pharoah Monch, Mysonne, Chuck D & Posdnuos (iTunes)
“Sad Songs”, Route 94 featuring L Devine (iTunes)
“Sea And Fire (Acoustic)”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Shake Ya Boom Boom”, Static & Ben El featuring Black Eyed Peas (iTunes)
“Shut Me Up”, Gabbie Hanna (iTunes)
“Something In Your Eyes”, Steps (iTunes)
“South”, Changing Cleo featuring Guccihighwaters (iTunes)
“Stay Down”, Lil Durk featuring 6LACK & Young Thug (iTunes)
“Sucks To Be You”, SAINt JHN (iTunes)
“That Won’t Save Us”, Against The Current (iTunes)
“The End”, Alesso x Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“The Thanksgiving Song”, Ben Rector (iTunes)
“Time Warp”, Tenacious D (iTunes)
“Trouble’s Coming (Purple Disco Machine Remix)”, Royal Blood (iTunes)
“Tyranny”, Dessa (iTunes)
“Under Pressure”, Karen O & Willie Nelson (iTunes)
“Unbound (Austin Millz Remix)”, Michelle (iTunes)
“Under The Mistletoe”, Kelly Clarkson & Brett Eldredge (iTunes)
“Upside Down (Remix)”, JVKE featuring Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Vanilla (Stairwell)”, Holly Humberstone (iTunes)
“Walk You Home”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Waterman”, USERx (iTunes)
“We Haven’t Looked At Our Phones”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“We’re The Lucky Ones”, The Marías (iTunes)
“What It Is”, KYLE featuring Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Whatever You Want”, Crowded House (iTunes)
“Where Did Summer Go”, Bre Kennedy (iTunes)
“Whole World Watches”, Jesse Ruben (iTunes)
“Willow Tree”, Tash Sultana featuring Jerome Farah (iTunes)
“With You In Mind”, Conor Michael Smith (iTunes)
“Wonder (Acoustic)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Zombie”, Tiagz featuring Curtis Roach (iTunes)
“Zombie Prom (Hallowe’en At Home Edition)”, Kaiser Chiefs (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums from Donovan Woods and Kylie Minogue are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 17, 2020

Ready, set, Kygo.

What’s New Music Friday got to do with it? Well, more than you think! Check out these notable albums and EPs from Alessia Cara, Blackbear, Ellie Goulding, Pink Sweat$, StaySolidRocky, The Chicks and others, as well as the latest singles from DJ Khaled, Jxdn, Keith Urban, Kygo, Powfu, Steve Aoki and more. Get collaborative and bop away:

Notable albums out this week: Alessia Cara‘s This Summer: Live Off The Floor (iTunes), Alice Ivy‘s Don’t Sleep (iTunes), BTS‘s Map Of The Soul: 7 ~The Journey~ (iTunes), Bush‘s The Kingdom (iTunes), COTIS‘s Reckless (iTunes), Ellie Goulding‘s Brightest Blue (iTunes), Jhené Aiko‘s Chilombo (Deluxe) (iTunes), KYLE‘s See You When I Am Famous (iTunes), Lianne La Havas‘s Lianne La Havas (iTunes), LoveLeo‘s Look At This Mess I’ve Made (iTunes), Meghan Trainor‘s Treat Myself (Deluxe) (iTunes), Oliver Tree‘s Ugly Is Beautiful (iTunes), The Aces‘s Under My Influence (iTunes), The Chicks (f/k/a Dixie Chicks)‘s Gaslighter (iTunes), The Pretenders‘s Hate For Sale (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Alextbh‘s The Chase (iTunes), Blackbear‘s Everything Means Nothing (Part 1) (iTunes), Father John Misty‘s Anthem + 3 (iTunes), Gracie Abrams‘s Minor (iTunes), J.I. The Prince Of NY‘s Welcome To GStarr, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Joey Bada$$‘s The Light Pack (iTunes), Livingston‘s Lighthouse (iTunes), Nasty Cherry‘s Season 2 (iTunes), Peter Manos‘s Do You Turn Red? (iTunes), Pink Sweat$‘s The Prelude (iTunes), Sarah Barrios‘s Letters I Never Sent (iTunes), StaySolidRocky‘s Fallin’ (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1, 2”, Mxmtoon featuring Chloe Moriondo (iTunes)
“12 Steps”, CXLOE (iTunes)
“17again”, Powfu (iTunes)
“30”, Badflower (iTunes)
“500 Veces”, Ally Brooke x Messiah (iTunes)
“All Time High”, MarcLo (iTunes)
“All Up In My Head”, ROZES (iTunes)
“American Youth French Kissing”, Eden XO (iTunes)
“Angels & Kings”, Quarry (iTunes)
“Anyone Else”, Joshua Bassett (iTunes)
“Blame”, Grace Carter & Jacob Banks (iTunes)
“Blame It On You”, Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Break”, Julia Stone (iTunes)
“Broken”, Lund, Lil Skies & Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Brokenhearted”, Joan (iTunes)
“Bruised And Bloodied”, Seether (iTunes)
“California”, Somegirlnamedanna (iTunes)
“Californian Lullaby”, Stellie (iTunes)
“Candy”, Serena Ryder (iTunes)
“Care”, Beabadoobee (iTunes)
“Classic”, Cam (iTunes)
“Coming Closer”, Duckwrth featuring G.L.A.M. & Juliana Romana (iTunes)
“Cry Dancing”, NOTD & Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“CWJBHN”, Jake Scott & Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Distant Axis”, Matt Berninger (iTunes)
“Do You Need Me”, Lewis Del Mar (iTunes)
“Don’t Call Again”, Tkay Maidza featuring Kari Faux (iTunes)
“Don’t Give Up On Me”, Jamie Cullum (iTunes)
“Drown”, Lecrae featuring John Legend (iTunes)
“Easy”, Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“Egg McMuffin”, SEB (iTunes)
“Everything”, Birdtunes (iTunes)
“Everything’s Wrong”, Chaz Cardigan (iTunes)
“For The Night”, Conor Maynard (iTunes)
“F**k, I Luv My Friends”, Renforshort (iTunes)
“Funny”, Zedd & Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
“Get Paid”, Aluna featuring Princess Nokia & Jada Kingdom (iTunes)
“Girl”, SAYGRACE (iTunes)
“Greece” and “Popstar”, DJ Khaled featuring Drake (iTunes)
“Hit Me Back”, Conor Matthews featuring Social House (iTunes)
“Hold Ya”, Brasstracks & Lawrence (iTunes)
“Honey”, Boy Pablo (iTunes)
“Hurricane”, Anson Seabra (iTunes)
“I Still Do”, Kiiara (iTunes)
“I Think I Wanna Be Alone”, Mazie (iTunes)
“IDK Where I’m At RN”, Gavin Haley (iTunes)
“I’ll Be Your Friend”, Benny Benassi & CeCe Rogers (iTunes)
“Imagine”, Steve Aoki & Frank Walker featuring AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Is A Light Ever Lost”, Dustin Tebbutt (iTunes)
“Jeepster”, Joan Jett (iTunes)
“Last Night!”, Gaff (iTunes)
“Live Without Your Love”, Calvin Harris & Love Regenerator featuring Steve Lacy (iTunes)
“Loose Ends”, Illy featuring G Flip (iTunes)
“Lost Without You”, Fly By Midnight featuring Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Lovers (Home Made)”, Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“Mala (Remix)”, Pitbull featuring Becky G & De La Ghetto (iTunes)
“Meant To Be”, Will Hyde (iTunes)
“Nectarines”, MELVV featuring Royal & The Serpent (iTunes)
“Never Sleep”, Kota Banks (iTunes)
“Night Garden”, BENEE featuring Kenny Beats & Bakar (iTunes)
“No Home For The Brave”, Guapdad 4000 (iTunes)
“No Smoke”, Lu Kala (iTunes)
“Nothing Else I Could Do”, Ella Jane (iTunes)
“One Love”, The Amplified Project (iTunes)
“Orange Peel”, Gayle (iTunes)
“Otherside”, Jon Lemmon (iTunes)
“Paralyzed”, Delta Goodrem (iTunes)
“People I Don’t Like”, UPSAHL (iTunes)
“Play Fight”, THEY. & Tinashe (iTunes)
“Professional”, ANNALIA (iTunes)
“Rain On Me (Purple Disco Remix)”, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Rascal (Superstar)”, Tinashe (iTunes)
“Real Girl”, NGOIZE (iTunes)
“Rise”, Lido (iTunes)
“Roses (Imanbek Remix)”, SAINt JHN featuring J Balvin (iTunes)
“Rush”, Once A Tree (iTunes)
“Savage”, Bahari featuring BIA (iTunes)
“Selene”, NIKI (iTunes)
“Shoes”, Lupe Fiasco featuring Virgil Abloh (iTunes)
“Smile”, Wizkid featuring H.E.R. (iTunes)
“So What!”, Jxdn (iTunes)
“Strangers”, Lillian Hepler (iTunes)
“Strawberry Lipstick”, YUNGBLUD (iTunes)
“Stuntin’ On You”, Tyla Yaweh featuring DaBaby (iTunes)
“Sucker”, Kwassa (iTunes)
“Sunrise”, Michelle (iTunes)
“Superman”, Keith Urban (iTunes)
“Tanlines”, PHANGS (iTunes)
“Tell Me Why”, The Kid LAROI (iTunes)
“The Machine”, Oliver Malcolm (iTunes)
“Things I Thought Were Mine”, Alfie Templeman (iTunes)
“Thinking About You”, R3HAB x Winona Oak (iTunes)
“This Is How U Feel (COASTR. Remix)”, Loote (iTunes)
“Throwback Thursday”, Johan Lenox, Lil Keed & Kota The Friend (iTunes)
“To Be Young”, Anne-Marie featuring Doja Cat (iTunes)
“Unsaid (Reimagined)” and “White Noise (Reimagined)”, Flor (iTunes)
“Uterus”, Elliphant (iTunes)
“Wait For Me”, Takis featuring Goody Grace & Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Weekend”, Isac Elliot (iTunes)
“What’s Love Got To Do With It”, Kygo x Tina Turner (iTunes)
“Where Would We Be Now?”, Steve Appleton (iTunes)
“Young Heart”, Kara Marni featuring Russ (iTunes)

Next week, the latest singles from Jason Derulo and Little Mix are among the larger releases 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 (February 16, 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 long weekend isn’t stopping some great action on the pop airwaves, including plenty of debuts and a return at #1. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

NEW WEEK, OLD POST: Post Malone‘s giant hit “Circles” isn’t budging from its spot in the top three on the pop survey, where the song has planted itself since early November. Rebounding from 2-1, this is its seventh nonconsecutive week at the top. The track also holds at #2 on this week’s Hot AC chart, as it continues to try and capture the top spot there.

With their 13th top 40 hit at the format, Sam Smith debuts at #37 with the title cut from his album To Die For. The tune lands just below the top 40 at the Hot AC format, but should easily reach the region by next weekend’s update. Niall Horan also enters in the top 40 with his seventh solo hit outside of One Direction, “No Judgement”. It starts at #39. “No” is the follow-up to “Nice To Meet Ya”, a title which returns to the top 40 thanks to the Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj collaboration of the same name. It climbs from 44-40, marking Trainor’s 14th top 40 single to date and Minaj’s 39th on the pop airwaves.

This week’s top 50 debut action is led by DaBaby‘s recent Rhythmic and Urban radio smash “Bop”, which checks in at #46. Minaj’s collaboration with chart newcomer Karol G, “Tusa”, starts at #47. The bilingual song, which has charted well across Latin America, is likely to do well in the States with an updated version that’s predominantly sung in English. Another pair of collaborations land in the #48 and #49 positions, as Future and Drake‘s “Life Is Good” and Russ and Bia‘s “Best On Earth” enter the region. Lastly, the fifth new track in the top 50 comes from Madison Beer, who narrowly sneaks in at #50 with “Good In Goodbye”. “Life” and “Best” haven’t officially gone for adds at the format, but the other three debuts impacted on Tuesday.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 9, 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. Alas, we won’t be thanking the Academy for any awards tonight, but we can award some top pop hits with this analysis. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

TO THE MAROON AND BACK: Maroon 5 holds at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 chart with “Memories”. The big hit is now up to its 11th week at the top on the Hot AC chart and also remains strong at the AC format, where it holds at #6 this week. The battle for next week’s #1 tune should be an interesting one, with both “Memories” and Post Malone‘s recent chart-topper “Circles” (at #2) in the hunt for an extra frame, as Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” (at #4) continues its ascent through the top five.

The big midweek release from Khalid and Disclosure, “Know Your Worth”, blasts onto the survey at #33. The tune becomes their tenth and third top 40 entries, respectively. As “Juicy” continues to drip down the chart, Doja Cat rises from 41-34 with her second top 40 single, “Say So”. Justin Bieber also breaks into top 40 with the Quavo-assisted “Intentions”, another of the songs from his forthcoming album Changes, at #39. It’s the 28th top 40 hit for Bieber and the seventh solo entry for the Migos member. The track is the follow-up to “Yummy”, which has stalled out after a very short run and tumbles from 12-16.

All three top 50 debuts on this week’s update are performed by women: Meghan Trainor with the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Nice To Meet Ya”, Noah Cyrus with “July” and Demi Lovato with “Anyone”. They start at #44, #45 and #48, respectively. Trainor’s track also enters the top 50 (#43) on this week’s Hot AC chart, where Cyrus’s song is up to #38. (Lovato’s cut is just below the top 50.)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 4, 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: Khalid and Selena Gomez know their worth at Top 40 radio, but which performed ended up in that rare and coveted top position on the report? Let’s add ’em up:

“KNOW” YOUR ADDS: After sneaking in a midday premiere and wide support from the panel, “Know Your Worth” by Khalid x Disclosure is this week’s Most Added song at the Top 40 format, ending the day with a total of 60 stations. The track only earned a handful of adds at the Rhythmic format on the latest list, though it did not impact there today. Expect “Know” to easily chart this weekend on the regular published update.

Of course, this means Selena Gomez‘s “Rare” ended the day in second place, but only by one add: 59 more stations came in for it this week. The title cut from her latest album is already flying up the Top 40 chart, making its top 40 debut this past weekend.

The latest single from Meghan Trainor, the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Nice To Meet Ya”, also managed to place in the top five titles this week. It earned 40 stations on impact, earning it a fourth place rank. The collaboration is featured on her album Treat Myself, which was released last Friday. It also placed in fourth on the Hot AC report yesterday, picking up 14 stations there.

Charting songs from Doja Cat, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

Next week, emerging songs from Ali Gatie, DaBaby and Madison Beer all aim to be da Most Added song of the week. Who will take the crown? Find out next Tuesday, baby.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. KHALID x DISCLOSURE, “Know Your Worth” (RCA)
2. SELENA GOMEZ, “Rare” (Interscope)
3. LIZZO, “Cuz I Love You” (Atlantic)
4. MEGHAN TRAINOR featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Nice To Meet Ya” (Epic)
5. TAYLOR SWIFT, “The Man” (Republic)
6. DOJA CAT, “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
7. THE WEEKND, “Blinding Lights” (XO/Republic)
8. NOAH CYRUS, “July” (RECORDS/Columbia)
9. CHELSEA CUTLER, “Sad Tonight” (Republic)
10-T. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
10-T. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 3-4, 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:

MEGHAN TRAINOR featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Nice To Meet Ya” (Epic)
Album: Treat Myself (2020)
Past T40 History: Following an unrelated Niall Horan song of the same name reaching the top 20, this tune hopes to do the same.

SELENA GOMEZ – “Rare” (Interscope)
Album: Rare (2020)
Past T40 History: The title cut from Gomez’s album reached the top 40 this past weekend. It’s her 18th solo song to hit the region.

The latest singles from Ali Gatie and Madison Beer lead next week’s impacting songs, as well as a crossover hit from DaBaby.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 31, 2020

Ahead of the Super Bowl, it’s a touchdown for top albums from Kesha, Lil Wayne, Meghan Trainor and Russ, as well as new singles from Dua Lipa, Madison Beer, Taylor Swift and more. Are you ready to root for your favorite musical team? Let the games begin:

K. MICHELLE – All Monsters Are Human (iTunes)
Features: “The Rain”, a current top ten single on the Urban AC chart

LIL WAYNE – Funeral (iTunes)
Features: the title cut and “Wild Dogs”, as previewed on his social media pages

RUSS – Shake The Snow Globe (iTunes)
Features: “Best On Earth”, a current top ten single on the Rhythmic and Urban charts

THEORY OF A DEADMAN – Say Nothing (iTunes)
Features: “History Of Violence”, a current top five single on the Active Rock chart

Notable albums out this week: Blossoms‘s Foolish Loving Places (iTunes), Kesha‘s High Road (iTunes), Louis Tomlinson‘s Walls (iTunes), Meghan Trainor‘s Treat Myself (iTunes), Yo Gotti‘s Untrapped (iTunes), Youngr‘s Memories (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Gorillaz‘s Song Machine, Ep. 1 (iTunes), Joseph‘s Trio Sessions: Vol. 1 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Addicted To The Sunshine”, Lime Cordiale (iTunes)
“Anyone”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Back To It”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Beautiful Faces”, Declan McKenna (iTunes)
“Blue Jeans”, Jubel (iTunes)
“Catatonia”, The Amity Affliction (iTunes)
“Creep”, Yuna (iTunes)
“Devil I Know”, Allie X (iTunes)
“Diva”, The Kid Laroi featuring Lil Tecca (iTunes)
“Don’t Break Me”, Montaigne (iTunes)
“Don’t Mind”, Louis The Child (iTunes)
“Don’t Want You Back”, Wallaby featuring Lucas Marx (iTunes)
“Down For You”, Cosmo’s Midnight & Ruel (iTunes)
“Dream About You”, Charlotte Sands (iTunes)
“Get Me”, Justin Bieber featuring Kehlani (iTunes)
“Get Your Wish”, Porter Robinson (iTunes)
“Good Enough”, Noak Hellsing (iTunes)
“Good In Goodbye”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“Gone Again”, Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
“Heartless”, Diplo featuring Julia Michaels & Morgan Wallen (iTunes)
“Holywater”, Volumes (iTunes)
“Honest”, San Holo featuring Broods (iTunes)
“Hot Girl Bummer”, Our Last Night (iTunes)
“Hungry”, Gia Woods (iTunes)
“Hurt By You”, Donna Missal (iTunes)
“I Just Fell In Love With My Ex”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Keep Me Up”, Michael Schulte (iTunes)
“Leave It Alone”, Hayley Williams (iTunes)
“Letter To Nipsey”, Meek Mill featuring Roddy Ricch (iTunes)
“Lemonade”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Loneliness For Love”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Love Me Hard”, Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“Lucky”, Fleur East (iTunes)
“Mambo”, Nikki Vianna (iTunes)
“Maybe”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“M.O.”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“Mostly Mine”, Lucas Estrada featuring Kyan Palmer (iTunes)
“Nightmare”, Nothing,Nowhere. (iTunes)
“No Drama”, Two Friends (iTunes)
“No Service In The Hills”, Cheat Codes featuring Trippie Redd, Blackbear & Princess Rosie (iTunes)
“Not Coming Home Tonight”, Shiah Maisel (iTunes)
“Only The Young”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Our Love”, Incubus (iTunes)
“Perico”, Snow Tha Product (iTunes)
“Physical”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Retrograde”, Zac Pajak (iTunes)
“Rodeo”, Lil Nas X & Nas (iTunes)
“Say It Now”, Joe Sugg (iTunes)
“Sway With Me”, Saweetie & Galxara (iTunes)
“Swimming Pool”, Eliza & The Delusionals (iTunes)
“Told You So”, Mike Perry featuring Orange Villa (iTunes)
“Value”, A$AP Ferg (iTunes)
“Wasted Summer”, Teamwork, Loote & John K (iTunes)
“We Are Love”, Don Diablo (iTunes)
“When Was The Last Time?”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Yellow Hearts”, Ant Saunders featuring Audrey Mika (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums and EPs from Green Day, JP Saxe and Richard Marx, as well as the Birds Of Prey soundtrack, 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 (July 28, 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 end of July gives us lots of new tunes in the mix and a strong collaboration at the top, so let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

EYE FOR AN “I”: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s “I Don’t Care” holds at #1 on the Top 40 chart for a second week, still about 1,200 spins ahead of Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” at #2. “I” also holds at #1 on the Hot AC list and lands at #14 on the AC chart. At the current time, it’s unclear whether or not the collaboration will remain at the top for a third week, or if Eilish’s big track will sneak in. However, “Bad Guy” does lead the Alternative chart on the latest update, where it advances from 2-1.

Earning his 12th top 40 release at the format, Sam Smith‘s “How Do You Sleep?” debuts at #32 on the list. His recent chart-topper with Normani, “Dancing With A Stranger”, spent two weeks at #1 in May. Following Smith, Kaskade and Meghan Trainor leap from 42-36 with “With You”, marking Kaskade’s first top 40 entry here and Trainor’s 11th. Rising from 46-38 on the list, “Panini” is the second top 40 hit for Lil Nas X and the follow-up to “Old Town Road”, which peaked at #4 last month. Lastly, moving from 42-39, “My Man” marks the first top 40 song as an artist for Delacey, who previously wrote chart hits for Halsey and Zara Larsson.

There’s even more action in the top 50 this week, with OneRepublic blasting into the #44 spot with “Rescue Me”, a current top 20 hit on the Hot AC survey. It might become the band’s first top 40 single here in 2-1/2 years. A few spots lower, NF bows at #47 with “Time”, as the performer looks to earn his fourth top 40 song to date next month. This week’s list also sees Monsta X reach the top 50 for the first time with “Who Do U Love?”, a collaboration with French Montana that begins at #49. The group’s new Japanese-language album, titled Phenomenon, is due in a few weeks.

Next week, look out for potential new chart entries from Chris Brown and Drake, as well as Illenium and Jon Bellion.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 14, 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. Now that the power is restored here in New York City, it’s time to get electric with a shot of powerful pop. Let’s see what’s charging up at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“TALK” OF THE TOWN: Khalid keeps on chatting up the top spot, earning a fourth week at #1 at Top 40 radio with “Talk”. The song also holds at #2 on the Rhythmic chart, while it moves from 4-3 at Urban radio, 10-7 at Urban AC and 17-15 at Hot AC. It’s still about 1,000 spins ahead of its nearest competitor here on the pop chart, “I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, at #2.

Grabbing a sweetheart and a five-spot jump up the chart, Blanco Brown rises from 44-39 with his first top 40 hit, “The Git Up”. It impacts at both the Country and Top 40 radio formats this week. Marshmello and Kane Brown are also on the move, headed up from 45-40 with “One Thing Right”. It’s the seventh top 40 entry for the DJ/producer and the first crossover appearance for Brown, a young Country music star that’s successfully put four songs in a row at the top of that respective radio chart.

We also note a top 50 debut this week from Kaskade and Meghan Trainor, who enter at #48 with “With You”. Though Trainor’s had a steady run of chart singles since 2014, this collaboration marks Kaskade’s first appearance on the pop chart since 2013. At the time, he spent a week at #50 with “Atmosphere” in September, though the song declined in airplay shortly afterwards.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 8-9, 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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD – “Hate Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Goulding’s “Close To Me” spent a week at #2 in April, her highest-charting hit in four years. Will this rise to #1?

KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR – “With You” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Kaskade’s single “Atmosphere” spent a week at #50 in September 2013, marking his only chart song here so far.

LIL NAS X – “Panini” (Columbia)
Album: 7 (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: With “Old Town Road” headed down after spending three weeks at #4, his follow-up release is being served hot.

POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG – “Goodbyes” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After two days of airplay, the collaboration debuted at #35 last Sunday. Malone’s scored ten top 40 hits thus far.

Next week: Blanco Brown gits his chance at the format with a new dance sensation, while the act Monsta X is looking for some monsta numbers for their first song to impact here. We’ll see if anyone else joins the pop party soon.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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