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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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 8, 2019

“Next” week’s best-seller.

Get ready for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards with the best new releases this week, including a highly-anticipated album that quite a few people will be particularly thankful for. Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market today:

ARIANA GRANDE – thank u, next (iTunes)
Features: the title track, a recent #1 on the Top 40 chart, as well as “7 rings”, now in the top ten at the format

Notable albums out this week: Bob Mould‘s Sunshine Rock (iTunes), Michael Bolton‘s A Symphony Of Hits (iTunes), Sean McConnell‘s Secondhand Smoke (iTunes), Music Inspired By The Film Roma (iTunes), Wicked (15th Anniversary Special Edition) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Lucky Daye‘s II (iTunes), Meghan Trainor‘s The Love Train (iTunes), Pet Shop Boys‘s Agenda (iTunes), Qveen Herby‘s EP5 (iTunes), Sister Hazel‘s Fire (iTunes)

Notable remix packages out this week:
“Gucci Rock N Rolla (Remixes)”, Snakehips featuring Rivers Cuomo & KYLE (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Addicted To You”, UNSECRET featuring Anna Mae (iTunes)
“Aliens”, Jay Hardway (iTunes)
“Anybody Else”, Sophia Angeles (iTunes)
“Better When You’re Gone”, David Guetta, Brooks & Loote (iTunes)
“Blackjack (Remix)”, Aminé featuring YBN Cordae (iTunes)
“Can’t Bring Me Down”, Quintino (iTunes)
“Chase The Sun”, Hardwell & DANNIC featuring Kelli-Leigh (iTunes)
“Chi Chi”, Trey Songz featuring Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Childism”, KIAN (iTunes)
“Coldest Water”, Walking On Cars (iTunes)
“Common”, Maren Morris featuring Brandi Carlile (iTunes)
“Complicated Love”, Wanderer & Justin Reece (iTunes)
“Crown”, Kelly Rowland (iTunes)
“Cry”, Chris Jobe (iTunes)
“Day In, Day Out” and “NYC”, JR JR (iTunes)
“Do Not Disturb”, Mahalia (iTunes)
“Drip”, Crywolf (iTunes)
“Ferrari”, Cheat Codes featuring Afrojack (iTunes)
“Floating (filous Remix)”, Alina Baraz featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“Good Time”, Ocean Park Standoff (iTunes)
“Grip (Jay Pryor Remix)”, Seeb x Bastille (iTunes)
“Handmade Heaven”, MARINA (iTunes)
“Hello My Love (John Gibbons Remix)”, Westlife (iTunes)
“Holding Hands”, Quinn XCII featuring Elohim (iTunes)
“Home To Momma”, Grant Landis (iTunes)
“Insecure”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“La Di Da (Hibell Remix)”, Lennon Stella (iTunes)
“Lay And Be Lonely”, Shy Girls (iTunes)
“Leaning On Myself”, Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“Like I Remember You”, Vera Blue (iTunes)
“Like This Like That”, MOTi (iTunes)
“Lost”, Blake Rose (iTunes)
“Lost”, Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“Love Me Like You Used To”, Kaskade featuring Cecilia Gault (iTunes)
“Messin With The Kid”, Jung Youth (iTunes)
“Missin’ You Crazy (Acoustic)”, Russ (iTunes)
“Moment Of Surrender”, Nick Mulvey (iTunes)
“My Name”, Tom Speight (iTunes)
“New Shapes”, Diplo featuring Octavian (iTunes)
“Pearl Cadillac”, Gary Clark Jr. (iTunes)
“Remember When (Acoustic)”, Bad Wolves (iTunes)
“Road”, Mark Diamond (iTunes)
“Shut Up”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“Something Tells Me”, Meg Mac (iTunes)
“Stay”, TOMI (iTunes)
“Talk”, Khalid (iTunes)
“Teenage Minds”, Jubël (iTunes)
“The Needle’s Eye”, Adia Victoria (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Think”, H.E.R. (iTunes)
“Think About You”, Mullally (iTunes)
“This Is How We Party”, R3HAB x Icona Pop (iTunes)
“Three Hours Ahead”, Adam Melchor (iTunes)
“Trevi Fountain”, Leo Kalyan (iTunes)
“TV”, Elohim (iTunes)
“Vultures (Acoustic)”, Jeremy Loops (iTunes)
“Want You Back (Acoustic)”, Grey featuring LÉON (iTunes)
“We Talk All The Time”, The Japanese House (iTunes)
“When I’m Around You”, Running Touch (iTunes)
“Wherever You Are”, adam&steve featuring Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Who Do You Love”, The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
“Why Am I Like This?”, Orla Gartland (iTunes)
“Why Don’t We”, Austin Mahone (iTunes)
“Wicked Rhythm”, SKAAR (iTunes)
“Y’all Boys”, Florida Georgia Line featuring HARDY (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Avril Lavigne, Florida Georgia Line and many more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 3, 2018)

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 a hit holiday, with minimal action in the top ten. However, we can dive into the “Ocean” for some great action from Martin Garrix and Khalid, as proven radio records by Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha and others continue to score. Let’s add ’em up:

WHAT A MESS SHE’S MADE: With most radio programmers headed for a well-deserved break over the next few days, most of the top ten songs on this week’s report are relatively unchanged from the last few weeks. Rexha’s “I’m A Mess” repeats at #1, with a second week total of 30 adds, as “Remind Me To Forget”, the collaboration from Kygo featuring Miguel that’s been chosen for On The Verge programming by radio giant iHeartMedia, lands in second place with 24 new stations.

The only new track of note this week is that reactive collaboration from Garrix and Khalid, “Ocean”, which scores at 21 stations this Tuesday for a fourth place finish. It should approach the top 50 by the weekend. Next week, look out for the debut single by Social House, the Lil Yachty-assisted “Magic In The Hamptons”, to impact at the format. Happy 4th of July!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BEBE REXHA, “I’m A Mess” (Warner Bros.)
2. KYGO featuring MIGUEL, “Remind Me To Forget” (Ultra/RCA)
3. ALESSIA CARA, “Growing Pains” (Def Jam)
4. MARTIN GARRIX featuring KHALID, “Ocean” (RCA)
5. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Youngblood” (Capitol)
6. NICKI MINAJ featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Bed” (YMCMB/Republic)
7-T. CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN, “I Like It” (KSR Group/Atlantic)
7-T. MEGHAN TRAINOR, “Let You Be Right” (Epic)
9. POST MALONE, “Better Now” (Republic)
10-T. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Almost Love” (Hollywood)
10-T. TIESTO & DZEKO featuring PREME and POST MALONE, “Jackie Chan” (Casablanca/Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 26, 2018)

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: expect the expected (you know, a great adds session) from Bebe Rexha‘s latest single, while a months-old record gets a jolt from a radio giant. Let’s add ’em up:

THAT’S THE WAY IT SHOULD BEBE: From her first full-length album Expectations, which was released on Friday, it’s Bebe Rexha taking the top spot on this week’s Top 40 report with “I’m A Mess”, scoring 57 adds on impact. That total puts “Mess” ahead of recent winners by acts like Alessia Cara and Nicki Minaj/Ariana Grande, though they’re still bouncing around the top five.

It’s also a very good week for Kygo and Miguel‘s “Remind Me To Forget”, which has been receiving airplay for several weeks now. Thanks to a new campaign with iHeartMedia, which was introduced at Cannes Lions last week, the song is new at 36 stations. That sum is enough for second place on the leaderboard and will provide enough momentum to propel it into the top 50 soon.

With no new titles scheduled to impact and fewer station reports next week, largely due to the July 4th holiday, numbers should be on the low side and a large amount of the top ten will remain unchanged. That being said, something could always surprise…

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BEBE REXHA, “I’m A Mess” (Warner Bros.)
2. KYGO featuring MIGUEL, “Remind Me To Forget” (Ultra/RCA)
3-T. ALESSIA CARA, “Growing Pains” (Def Jam)
3-T. NICKI MINAJ featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Bed” (YMCMB/Republic)
5. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Youngblood” (Capitol)
6. POST MALONE, “Better Now” (Republic)
7-T. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Almost Love” (Hollywood)
7-T. YEARS & YEARS, “If You’re Over Me” (Interscope)
9-T. KHALID x NORMANI, “Love Lies” (Right Hand/Keep Cool/RCA)
9-T. MEGHAN TRAINOR, “Let You Be Right” (Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 19, 2018)

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: can you stand the pop pains of a split panel? Alessia Cara‘s “Pains” get a prescription for Top 40 traction, while Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande head to “Bed” for some Z’s and prominent stations. It is time to add ’em up:

GROW WITH THE FLOW: With four #1 songs to date at the format, Alessia Cara is well on her way to securing a fifth. Cara’s new one is “Growing Pains”, which easily secures the Most Added spot on this week’s Top 40 report, putting up 112 stations during its impact date today. Cara’s sophomore album is due sometime later this year.

Making a strong case for second place, labelmates Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande know how to talk the pillow talk with “Bed”, the first pop single from Minaj’s forthcoming album Queen. It blasts off with 46 stations on impact. The collaboration flew to #1 on iTunes upon release last Thursday. The two women are now teaming up on “The Light Is Coming”, a song from Grande’s upcoming album Sweetener. Much like “Bed”, expect that single to easily top the all-genre chart at iTunes tomorrow.

Elsewhere, impacting titles from Sabrina Carpenter and a Tiësto-led collaboration enter the top five and top ten, respectively.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ALESSIA CARA, “Growing Pains” (Def Jam)
2. NICKI MINAJ featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Bed” (YMCMB/Republic)
3. POST MALONE, “Better Now” (Republic)
4. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Youngblood” (Capitol)
5. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Almost Love” (Hollywood)
6. CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN, “I Like It” (KSR Group/Atlantic)
7-T. KHALID x NORMANI, “Love Lies” (Right Hand/Keep Cool/RCA)
7-T. MAROON 5 featuring CARDI B, “Girls Like You” (222/Interscope)
9-T. MEGHAN TRAINOR, “Let You Be Right” (Epic)
9-T. TIËSTO & DZEKO featuring PREME & POST MALONE, “Jackie Chan” (Casablanca/Republic)

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