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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #20-11

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

20. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey”
Album: The Kids Are Coming (EP)
Label: Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG
Peak: #1 for six weeks

19. KYGO & WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love”
Album: (single only)
Label: RCA
Peak: #2

18. KATY PERRY, “Never Really Over”
Album: (single only)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for two weeks

17. WESTLIFE, “Hello My Love”
Album: Spectrum
Label: Virgin EMI
Peak: #2

16. TAYLOR SWFT featuring BRENDON URIE, “ME!”
Album: Lover
Label: Republic
Peak: #1 for four weeks

15. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar”
Album: Origins
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #1 for two weeks

14. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Chances”
Album: DNA
Label: K-Bahn/RCA
Peak: #1 for three weeks

13. P!NK, “Walk Me Home”
Album: Hurts 2B Human
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for one week

12. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”
Album: Late Night Feelings
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for two weeks

11. ROB THOMAS, “One Less Day (Dying Young)”
Album: Chip Tooth Smile
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 1, 2019)

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: Diplo and the Jonas Brothers head down to the record ranch and get a ride to the top with a solid first-week total for their new collaboration. What else is in the mix? Let’s add ’em up:

THE LONE-LY RANGER: Scoring 77 stations on impact, “Lonely” from Diplo and the Jonas Brothers certainly isn’t alone at the Top 40 format this week. With three top ten hits in a row this year, including the chart-topping “Sucker”, the trio is still on fire and this track should fly up the chart in the coming weeks. Another cut from Diplo’s forthcoming Thomas Wesley project, the Morgan Wallen-assisted “Heartless”, is currently receiving airplay at the Hot AC format (but has not charted as of yet.)

No other impacting songs were included on the schedule this week, but the new radio hits by Billie Eilish and French Montana (both of which officially head for adds later this month) entered the top ten with some notable early action. Eilish’s latest single has already topped the weekly adds report at the Alternative format, where it could become her third consecutive chart-topper.

Recent releases by Bebe Rexha, Lizzo and Maroon 5 are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Along with Eilish’s reactive new song, the new single by AJR could also stir up some seasonal action at the format next week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DIPLO & JONAS BROTHERS, “Lonely” (Columbia)
2. MAROON 5, “Memories” (222/Interscope)
3. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
4. FRENCH MONTANA featuring POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN, “Writing On The Wall” (Epic)
5. BEBE REXHA, “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner)
6. MILEY CYRUS, “Slide Away” (RCA)
7-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Teeth” (Interscope)
7-T. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
9. KYGO x WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love” (RCA)
10-T. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
10-T. LIAM PAYNE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Stack It Up” (Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 24, 2019)


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: Maroon 5 tops the adds report and conjures up some musical memories, as new releases from Bebe Rexha and Liam Payne also stack their adds high. Let’s add ’em up:

FROM 5 TO 1: The new single from Maroon 5 easily leads the week’s adds report at the Top 40 format, as “Memories” starts with 135 stations on impact. It also led yesterday’s report at the Hot AC format, where it scooped up another 76. The tune is already well into the top 40 at both formats, so expect it to glide up these (and other) charts through the fall months.

Rexha’s “You Can’t Stop The Girl” and Payne’s “Stack It Up”, featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, start in second and third place respectively, with 45 and 40 stations on impact. The former title comes from the soundtrack to Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, which opens on October 18. The latter is expected to appear on a forthcoming album by Payne, though his debut set has yet to materialize in the nearly 2-1/2 years he’s been charting as a solo artist. (An EP, which featured no radio singles, was released last August.) Both tunes are likely to make the top 50 by early next month, as the threshold for charting at the format is noticeably higher as of recent.

Charting releases by Halsey, Lizzo and Taylor Swift are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look out for more information on next week’s impacting songs on our Monday morning log.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MAROON 5, “Memories” (222/Interscope)
2. BEBE REXHA, “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner)
3. LIAM PAYNE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Stack It Up” (Republic)
4. HALSEY, “Graveyard” (Capitol)
5. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
6. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
7. THE CHAINSMOKERS & ILLENIUM featuring LENNON STELLA, “Takeaway” (Disruptor/Columbia)
8. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
9-T. KYGO x WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love” (RCA)
9-T. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 22, 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. This week, the biz is all about the Lizz and a handful of huge debuts in the top 40 by format superstars. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“HURTS” SO GOOD: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts”, the current #1 song on the Hot 100, moves from 2-1 on this week’s Top 40 chart. It’s her first chart-topper at the format and recently led the Rhythmic radio chart as well. At only 32 spins shy of 20,000, the single now holds a new record for the most spins by a single song in one week at this format. Furthermore, it has nearly 31,200 spins across the spectrum of monitored radio formats this week, as it now ranks in the top 40 at six of them. The massive hit will easily earn another week at #1 here, and probably more, with Lizzo’s nearest competition still about 5,000 spins away.

After a larger week on last Tuesday’s adds report, Halsey‘s “Graveyard” climbs from 48-22 on the survey, which marks her 12th top 40 single to date. You can find it on her upcoming album Manic, which is due January 17. The soundtrack cut “Don’t Call Me Angel” (from Charlie’s Angels) lands all the way up at #32, giving Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey their 20th, 12th and second top 40 hits on the pop chart to date, respectively. Maroon 5 reemerges with their 27th top 40 release, “Memories”, which is in at #38. Its entry is more impressive on the Hot AC radio chart, where it debuts at #23. AJ Mitchell and Ava Max also reach the top 40 with “Slow Dance”, up from 42-40 this week. It’s Mitchell’s third top 40 entry here and Max’s second.

The only other new title in the top 50 this week comes from 5 Seconds Of Summer, who enter at #49 with “Teeth”. It should give the group their tenth top 40 hit in the coming weeks. Expect a little more action in this section of the chart next week.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 17, 2019)


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 all about the ladies, as the new song by Halsey goes up against a huge soundtrack cut from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey. Alright, angels, let’s add ’em up:

A GRAVE SITUATION: After missing the top ten earlier this year with “Nightmare” and the BTS collaboration “Boy With Luv”, Halsey could be headed back into the region with her new single “Graveyard”, taken from her upcoming album Manic. Following a soft debut at #48 on last Sunday’s published update, the song roars in at the top of the adds report with 133 stations on impact. It’s likely to see a larger move into the top 40 by the weekend.

Of course, this means that the Grande, Cyrus and Del Rey collaboration “Don’t Call Me Angel” has to settle for a second place start, but with a substantial 97 stations on impact, it certainly has nothing to complain about. The single is featured on the soundtrack to the new Charlie’s Angels film; the album is released on November 1, while the movie opens two weeks later. “Don’t” should also fly into the top 40 by the next published update.

Charting releases by Camila Cabello, Lizzo and Normani are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Liam Payne and The Chainsmokers are among the artists impacting with new releases that are looking at a top five finish next Tuesday. Who will takeaway the top prize from the other? Will someone else surprise? Stay tuned.


MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. HALSEY, “Graveyard” (Capitol)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
4. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
5. CAMILA CABELLO, “Liar” (Syco/Epic)
6. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
7-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Teeth” (Interscope)
7-T. LOUD LUXURY & BRYCE VINE, “I’m Not Alright” (Sire/Warner-Armada)
9. CAMILA CABELLO, “Shameless” (Syco/Epic)
10. POST MALONE, “Circles” (Republic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 16-17, 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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – “Teeth” (Interscope)
Album: 13 Reasons Why (Season 3) (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: This will be the third song from the series to chart here, following cuts by Selena Gomez and Lauv/Anne-Marie.

ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY – “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
Album: Charlie’s Angels (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: The biggest song from this franchise, “Independent Women, Pt. 1” by Destiny’s Child, held at #1 for nine weeks.

HALSEY – “Graveyard” (Capitol)
Album: Manic (2020)
Past T40 History: The performer has four #1 songs to date on the Top 40 chart, but her past two releases have missed the top ten.

LINDSEY STIRLING featuring ELLE KING – “The Upside” (Lindseystomp/BMG/in2une)
Album: Artemis (2019)
Past T40 History: Stirling has not charted at this format before; King’s biggest hit to date, “Ex’s & Oh’s”, hit #7 in November 2015.

LOUD LUXURY & BRYCE VINE – “I’m Not Alright” (Sire/Warner-Armada)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The duo and Vine have three top 20 entries between them at this format, though none have entered the top ten.

Next week: new songs from Liam Payne and The Chainsmokers lead a smaller pack of impacting releases.

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

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 10, 2019)


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: Camila Cabello provides some double trouble with two cuts dominating on the report. If you don’t believe us, we’re no liars. Let’s add ’em up:

CABEL-LO AND BEHOLD: Cabello’s recent dual single release of “Liar” and “Shameless” is proving to be pretty strong in sales, streaming and on the radio, as the cuts pack a 1-2 punch on this week’s Top 40 adds report. Both tunes pick up over 120 adds each, with “Liar” pacing ahead with 138 and “Shameless” ending with 124. In short: they’re giant and about to do even more damage! On the Hot AC adds report yesterday, the singles finished in the same order, with “Liar” earning 18 adds and “Shameless” receiving 11.

Why Don’t We also managed to secure a decent 26 stations and a fifth place finish this week, as they officially impact with “What Am I” after several weeks of early action. Like Cabello’s two entries above, “What” entered the top 40 at the format last weekend. It looks poised to become the group’s highest-charting single at the format later this year; they’ve now had four top 40 songs to date.

Charting releases by Lizzo, Post Malone and Taylor Swift are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

A huge Tuesday is ahead at the format, led by a soundtrack song from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, as well as the latest singles by 5 Seconds Of Summer (which ranked at #6 this week) and Halsey.


MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. CAMILA CABELLO, “Liar” (Syco/Epic)
2. CAMILA CABELLO, “Shameless” (Syco/Epic)
3. POST MALONE, “Circles” (Republic)
4. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
5. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
6. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Teeth” (Interscope)
7. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
8. ALI GATIE, “It’s You” (Warner)
9. AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX, “Slow Dance” (Epic)
10-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Slide Away” (RCA)
10-T. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 13, 2017

One direction to the top of my chart.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 13, 2017…

Debuts:
39. JAMES TW, “Please Keep Loving Me”
38. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect”
35. P!NK, “What About Us”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #7 below)

10. HARRY STYLES, “Two Ghosts” (up 6)
Album: Harry Styles (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

09. MILEY CYRUS, “Malibu” (down 2)
Album: Younger Now (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #2

08. HAIM, “Want You Back” (down 3)
Album: Something To Tell You (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

07. KESHA, “Praying” (up 8)
Album: Rainbow (2017, Kemosabe/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. ANDY GRAMMER featuring LUNCHMONEY LEWIS, “Give Love” (up 4)
Album: The Good Parts (2017, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #5

05. GEORGE EZRA, “Don’t Matter Now” (up 1)
Album: Staying At Tamara’s (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. JULIA MICHAELS, “Uh Huh” (steady, second week)
Album: Nervous System (EP) (2017, Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. ARCADE FIRE, “Everything Now” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Everything Now (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. LIAM PAYNE featuring QUAVO, “Strip That Down” (steady, third week)
Album: (single only) (2017, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. NIALL HORAN, “Slow Hands” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 25, 2019)

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: lightning could strike twice for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello at the format, as they lead a busy top ten ahead of a slower holiday week. Alright, señoritas and señores, let’s add ’em up:

GOING GOING SHAWN: Even though it’s not a hot Justin Timberlake cover, a totally different “Señorita” from Mendes and Cabello is easily this week’s Most Added release at Top 40 radio, picking up 124 stations on impact. However, Mendes’s past single “If I Can’t Have You” cleared the entire panel of 183 stations in its first week a month ago. While that track continues to gain in the top ten, Cabello is also in the top 40 with the Mark Ronson collaboration titled “Find U Again”. Look for “Señorita” to grab some top 30 action by the weekend at both this and the Hot AC radio charts, where it earned a first-week total of 25 stations yesterday.

Zara Larsson also had a solid day for her current single “All The Time”, which made a very timely entrance in third place with 33 stations during the session. A posthumous single by Avicii, featuring a lead vocal by successful collaborator Aloe Blacc, ranked a notch lower with 25 adds during the session. Both “SOS” and the aforementioned “All” should enter the top 50 very soon.

Proven winners from Lewis Capaldi, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, as well as additional new songs from Ava Max and Cyn, are among the rest of entries filling out the top ten this week.

Next week, watch out for some early action on Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD‘s new collaboration, as well as some other titles that are impacting next month.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO, “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Need To Calm Down” (Republic)
3. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
4. AVICII featuring ALOE BLACC, “SOS” (Geffen/Interscope)
5-T. AVA MAX, “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
5-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8-T. HERVE PAGEZ & DIPLO featuring CHARLI XCX, “Spicy” (Mad Decent)
8-T. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
10. CYN, “Holy Roller” (Unsub/Caroline)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 23, 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. Some say that talk is cheap, and while that’s not so far-fetched, it does change when it’s on top of the pop chart. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

WE NEED TO TALK: Earning his third #1 smash at the format since September of last year, Khalid leaps from 3-1 on this week’s Top 40 chart with “Talk”. Of those three hits, it’s the first by just himself to reach the summit; the other singles were with Normani and a three-way collaboration with Benny Blanco and Halsey. Accordingly, “Talk” is also the new #1 song on the Rhythmic chart, while it continues to gain in the top ten and top 20 on the Urban and Hot AC formats, respectively. Expect it to hang onto the top for a second week here on the pop survey, as Khalid’s main competition is still too far away to knock him out.

Further down the survey, the action isn’t nearly as exciting, but there are still a few notable titles to mention. Moving from 43-37, we have the 11th top 40 single at the format for Miley Cyrus with “Mother’s Daughter”. It’s the sole entry in the region this week. After debuting on Friday, the second chart collaboration by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello starts at #41. “Señorita” is likely to be this week’s Most Added record at the format on Tuesday evening and should see a nice rise through the top 40 by the weekend. Only one other song slides into the top 50 this week, a collaboration that’s already been to #1 on the Rhythmic chart: “Pure Water” checks in at #50 for Mustard and Migos. It also recently appeared in the top ten on the Urban chart. Should this song make the top 40 on the pop airwaves, it’ll be the first with the word “pure” in its title to enter the region in 20 years.

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