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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 24, 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. It’s getting sticky out there, but as far as our pop chart is concerned, we like those hits that’ll stick around a while. What’s happening with the turnover this week? Check it out:

I THINK WE’RE MALONE NOW: Post Malone spends a third week at #1 on the Top 40 radio survey with his Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Psycho”, which comes from the recent #1 album Beerbongs & Bentleys. Malone’s “Better Now” also jumps from 27-21, due in part to three recurrents being removed from the chart, which also boosts a number of moves for established hits from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Alessia Cara, Bryce Vine and more. The vacuum effect also lifts three songs into the top 40: up 45-37, “Let You Be Right” is now the tenth top 40 hit for singer and songwriter Meghan Trainor. Leaping 42-38, newcomer Dennis Lloyd is in with “Nevermind”, his first top 40 entry and one of the only ones by an Israeli-born performer. Also entering the region this week, up 43-39, is “Sangria Wine”, pairing Pharrell Williams and Camila Cabello. For solo hit counts, it’s the 14th top 40 song for Williams, a large amount of those coming from features over the last 16 or so years, and the seventh for Cabello.

“BED” IS BURNING: As new singles from Meghan Trainor, Dennis Lloyd and a collaboration from Pharrell Williams and Camila Cabello make the top 40, three other songs burn the midnight oil and light up the top 50 this week. Leading the way, a top collaboration from Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, “Bed”, snuggles in at #41. It’s been nearly three years since Minaj’s previous top 40 hit as a lead artist appeared in the region, “The Night Is Still Young”, a #13 song from June 2015. (The last Grande and Minaj entry to chart, “Side To Side”, with the former on the lead vocals, spent five weeks at #1 in December 2016 and January 2017.) A few spots lower than “Bed”, Sabrina Carpenter looks to land her third top 40 hit on the Top 40 survey with “Almost Love”, landing at #46. Her previous two titles to make it into the region, “Thumbs” and “Why”, both peaked at #26 last year, the former in March and the latter in November. Finally, at #50, trio Migos have a new crossover song with fellow rapper Drake, “Walk It Talk It”, a former #1 earlier this month on the Urban chart. Their success on the Top 40 airwaves as an act has been limited; their highest-charting hit to date, a feature on Calvin Harris‘s “Slide”, spent two weeks at #9 in May of last year. (Member Quavo has more chart entries as a solo artist, including a feature on Liam Payne‘s one-week #1 from October of last year, “Strip That Down”.)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 21-22, 2018)

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 eight (!) fresh releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format before the holiday weekend:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – “Youngblood” (Capitol)
Album: Youngblood (2018)
Past T40 History: The Aussie group is coming off “Want You Back”, which stalled halfway up the top 40. How will this track fare?

BACKSTREET BOYS – “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: One of the top boy bands of the late 90’s and early 00’s, these guys last went top 40 with 2007’s “Inconsolable”.

CASH CASH featuring ABIR – “Finest Hour” (Big Beat/RRP)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: The EDM trio has two top 40 titles to date, one of which just missed the top ten. Abir impacts for the first time.

DENNIS LLOYD – “Nevermind” (Warner Bros.)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: This is the Israeli newcomer’s first song to impact at this format. It was a part of a Spotify campaign worldwide.

DIPLO, FRENCH MONTANA & LIL PUMP featuring ZHAVIA – “Welcome To The Party” (Columbia)
Album: Deadpool 2 (Soundtrack) (2018)
Past T40 History: This is the first time all four acts have worked together. Newcomer Zhavia was a contestant on FOX’s The Four.

JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring DJ KHALED & CARDI B – “Dinero” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Lopez’s success at this format has dwindled in recent years, though she has a sizeable 21 top 40 hits since 1999.

MIGOS featuring DRAKE – “Walk It Talk It” (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol)
Album: Culture II (2018)
Past T40 History: The darlings of the Rhythmic and Urban formats are coming off “Stir Fry”, which reached #35 here last month.

RITA ORA featuring CARDI B, CHARLI XCX & RITA ORA – “Girls” (Atlantic/RRP)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Despite some initial controversy over its lyrics, this single has charted modestly in several European territories.

Next week: There are no impacting titles due to the long weekend following Memorial Day. Summer is here!

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 26, 2018

II becomes one.

Get cultured with the top new releases in genres like pop, rap and more! Here’s what you’ll find on digital services and in stores this Friday:

MIGOS – Culture II (iTunes)
The Atlanta trio is having quite an era at Rhythmic and Urban radio with hits like “MotorSport” and “Stir Fry”, and it won’t stop anytime soon. Already expected to be a monster at streaming services in the coming days, the set will likely be competing with a number of Grammy winners from Sunday night’s telecast for the #1 spot. However, this will definitely have the advantage going into the weekend.

More albums out this week: Burna Boy‘s Outside (iTunes), Cory Asbury‘s Reckless Love (iTunes), Craig David‘s The Time Is Now (iTunes), JONGHYUN‘s Poet | Artist (iTunes), LP‘s Forever For Now (iTunes), Mike Posner & The Legendary Mike Posner Band‘s I Was Born In Detroit On a Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Cold Day (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Drake‘s Scary Hours (iTunes), Mike Shinoda‘s Post Traumatic (iTunes), State Of Sound‘s Stardust (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“9 To 5”, Harrison Brome (iTunes)
“Ancient Names, Pt. II”, Lord Huron (iTunes)
“Bad Vibe”, M.O, Lotto Boyzz & Mr Eazi (iTunes)
“Beg (Acoustic)”, Jack & Jack featuring Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“BOOM”, Tiësto, Gucci Mane & Sevenn (iTunes)
“Corporation”, Jack White (iTunes)
“Dance”, DNCE (iTunes)
“Dangerous Night”, Thirty Seconds To Mars (iTunes)
“Don’t Make Me Wait”, Sting & Shaggy (iTunes)
“Fake Nice”, The Aces (iTunes)
“Feels Great (Party Pupils Remix)”, Cheat Codes featuring Fetty Wap & CVBZ (iTunes)
“Focus”, Elias (iTunes)
“Guilt Trip”, Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Heaven”, Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Helium”, Sia vs. David Guetta & Afrojack (iTunes)
“High For Me”, Olivia Noelle featuring Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Home”, Matt Gresham (iTunes)
“Hummingbird”, LCAW featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor (iTunes)
“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”, Lady Gaga (iTunes)
“Joyful”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“Know This Love”, KREAM featuring Litens (iTunes)
“Lockdown”, LINES (iTunes)
“Lullaby”, R3HAB & Mike Williams (iTunes)
“Merengue”, Kent Jones (iTunes)
“My Name Is The Night (Color Me Black)”, Brian Fallon (iTunes)
“Perfect”, Topic & Ally Brooke (iTunes)
“Potential”, VOKES (iTunes)
“Rocket”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Sativa”, Jhene Aiko featuring Rae Sremmurd (iTunes)
“Say Something”, Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton (iTunes)
“Soldier”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“Suspended”, Elle Watson (iTunes)
“The Middle”, Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey (iTunes)
“The Mountain”, Three Days Grace (iTunes)
“Toxic Love (Acoustic)”, The Beach (iTunes)
“Wait”, Maroon 5 featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Why”, Bazzi (iTunes)
“Your Favorite Song (Loote Remix)”, Eighty Ninety (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from AWOLNATIONJustin Timberlake and more. 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 January 27, 2017

Coming down the track with new tracks...

Coming down the track with new tracks…

When it comes to executive orders to better the state of our music industry, I think we can sign off on getting all of you readers out in the blog world up-to-date with the latest releases. After all, it’s not a wall. Here are some of this week’s new album and singles:

TRAIN – a girl a bottle a boat (iTunes)
All aboard! The latest set from this San Francisco band features “Play That Song”, which recently went top ten on Hot AC radio. That sounds like some chart and soul to me! It also features a collaboration with Priscilla Renea, who hit the pop chart as an artist in 2009 with “Dollhouse”. Pat Monahan and crew have earned five top ten albums on the Billboard 200 since 2001, and the sixth could be on its way soon.

MIGOS – Culture (iTunes)
If you’re into raindrops and drop-tops, then you probably know the chart-topping song “Bad And Boujee” by this Georgia rap trio. As it ranks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, it’s also a top ten hit on the Rhythmic and Urban radio listings. This album will receive a large boost due to stream and track-equivalent units, which is not “Bad” at all when it comes to chart placement.

KEHLANI – SweetSexySavage (iTunes)
With cuts like “CRZY” and “Distraction” building up millions of plays at streaming services, the California performer is bound to find some nice support at those platforms for release week. It’s likely to perform much better than her last mixtape, You Should Be Here.

More albums out this week: Aquilo‘s Silhouettes (iTunes), Bell Biv Devoe‘s Three Stripes (iTunes), Brantley Gilbert‘s The Devil Don’t Sleep (iTunes), Erik Hassle‘s Innocence Lost (iTunes), Japandroids‘s Near To The Wild Heart Of Life (iTunes), Joshua Radin‘s The Fall (iTunes), Lauren Alaina‘s Road Less Traveled (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 61 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Stanaj‘s From A Distance (iTunes), Whissell‘s Old Souls, Young Bodies (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“21 Days”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“Anymore”, Goldfrapp (iTunes)
“Be The 1”, Ricky Reed (iTunes)
“Don’t Speak For Me (True)”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Hand Grenade”, Jeffrey James (iTunes)
“Love Is The Beast”, RØMANS featuring Avelino (iTunes)
“Love Me Better”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“Medicine”, KNGDAVD (iTunes)
“Mercy (Acoustic Guitar Version)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Natural”, Russ Macklin featuring Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“No Matter”, Frances (iTunes)
“Off My Mind”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Pipe Dreams”, Nelly Furtado (iTunes)
“Play”, SoMo featuring Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Run Up”, Major Lazer featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Scared To Be Lonely”, Martin Garrix featuring Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Skin”, Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Sleep Deprived”, LÉON (iTunes)
“So Good”, Zara Larsson featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Testify”, Citizen Four (iTunes)
“Young Blood”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Big Sean, MUNAReba McEntire and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 31, 2015

They've Led the chart before.

They’ve Led the chart before.

This week’s New Music Friday is a little slow given the usual summer sales drought, but there’s still enough of a pop punch from both classic hitmakers and chart newcomers. So, sit back and enjoy this week’s new album and single releases:

  • LED ZEPPELIN — Coda, In Through The Out Door, Presence (reissues) (iTunes, iTunesiTunes)
    • The classic rock band’s final three studio albums are all coming out in deluxe editions this week, which concludes a series of reissues of all eight of their studio efforts that began in June 2014. The latter two titles reached #1 on the Billboard 200 in 1979 and 1976, respectfully.
  • MIGOS — Y.R.N.: Yung Rich Nation (iTunes)
    • Though the Atlanta trio went through legal troubles earlier this year, their first studio album is set to be out today. The single “One Time” reached the top 20 on the Urban chart. The set features collaborations with Chris Brown and Young Thug.
  • SAINT ASONIA — Saint Asonia (iTunes)
    • This Canadian quartet is the combination of four members who all found success with other groups, including lead singer Adam Gontier, formerly of Three Days Grace. Their “Better Place” is currently #10 on Active Rock radio.
  • More albums out this week: Albert Hammond Jr.‘s Momentary Masters (iTunes), Buddy Guy‘s Born To Play Guitar (iTunes), Finger Eleven‘s Five Crooked Lines (iTunes), Joss Stone‘s Water For The Soul (iTunes), Lianne La Havas‘s Blood (iTunes), Lil Dicky‘s Professional Rapper (iTunes), Natalie Imbruglia‘s Male (iTunes), The Maccabees‘s Marks To Prove It (iTunes) (We’ll see if an untitled Dr. Dre album (iTunes) or Frank Ocean‘s Boys Don’t Cry (iTunes) make the deadline.)
  • More EPs out this week: Meghan Linsey‘s Believer (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Classic”, a remix of a song from The Knocks and Powers, now featuring Fetty Wap. (iTunes)
  • “Drag Me Down”, new from One Direction. (iTunes)
  • “Friends With Enemies”, an instant grat track from Atlas Genius. (iTunes)
  • “Warm Blood”, an instant grat track from Carly Rae Jepsen. (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include fresh releases from Frank Turner, Luke Bryan and tobyMac. See you then!

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