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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 29, 2017

Love is coming her way.

Here come the girls! As the end of September approaches, the ladies are bringing the heat with their powerful pop sets. Here are the albums and singles you need to know this week:

DEMI LOVATO – Tell Me You Love Me (iTunes)
Lovato has been all over the radio this summer and fall, including her collaboration with Cheat Codes called “No Promises”, as well as the lead single from her latest album, “Sorry Not Sorry”. A number of instant grats from the album have also done well. It should be one of the top debuts on next week’s chart, due to solid sales and streaming statistics. Will it reach #1? Stay tuned.

MILEY CYRUS – Younger Now (iTunes)
The other of the former Disney stars in the mix this week is Cyrus, who took her breezy “Malibu” into the top 20 on both the Hot AC and CHR/Top 40 charts. The title track from the release was issued as the follow-up single, but it’s since been pulled, with no word on a third single as of yet. Still, Cyrus will likely make a splash in the top five on the Billboard 200.

SHANIA TWAIN – Now (iTunes)
Twain’s first studio album in 16 years features “Life’s About To Get Good”, which is approaching the top ten on the AC chart. The set won’t come anywhere near her three Diamond-certified albums in the long run, but it’s pretty nice to have a new collection of songs from her.

More albums out this week: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s The Bigger Artist (iTunes), Barns Courtney‘s The Attractions Of Youth (iTunes), Dolly Parton‘s I Believe In You (iTunes), Hoodie Allen‘s The Hype (iTunes), Jamie Lawson‘s Happy Accidents (iTunes), Michael Jackson‘s Scream (iTunes), Robin Schulz‘s Uncovered (iTunes), Tamar Braxton‘s Bluebird Of Happiness (iTunes), Wolf Alice‘s Vision Of A Life (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Echosmith‘s Inside A Dream (iTunes), Terror Jr‘s Bop 3: The Girl Who Cried Purple (iTunes), Why Don’t We‘s Invitation (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Mine”, KYLE featuring MadeinTYO (iTunes)
“All Shook Up”, Whissell (iTunes)
“Beautiful Trauma”, P!nk (iTunes)
“Butterflies”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Calm Down (Acoustic)”, Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Calm Of The Sea”, SHOR (iTunes)
“Carry You Home”, Tiësto featuring Stargate & Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Egoísta”, Jessie Ware (iTunes)
“Everybody Knows”, Kimbra (iTunes)
“Famous”, ROZES (iTunes)
“Feel It Still (Gryffin Remix)”, Portugal. The Man (iTunes)
“Firefly (Acoustic)”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Flowers In A Vase”, Rainsford (iTunes)
“Flying” and “Nobody But You”, Cody Fry (iTunes)
“Footprints”, Molly Kate Kestner (iTunes)
“Goodbye”, Mokita & Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“It’s A Shame”, First Aid Kit (iTunes)
“Keep Me Coming Back”, Guy Sebastian (iTunes)
“Lifeboat”, New Politics (iTunes)
“Lucy”, Bryce Fox (iTunes)
“Mi Gente”, J Balvin & Willy William featuring Beyoncé (iTunes)
“No I Love Yous”, Era Istrefi featuring French Montana (iTunes)
“On Me”, Quality Control featuring Lil Yachty & Young Thug (iTunes)
“Once In A Lifetime”, The Night Game (iTunes)
“Out Of My Head (Acoustic)”, Loote (iTunes)
“Play That Song (Live)”, Train (iTunes)
“Reflection”, SJ (iTunes)
“Santa Baby”, Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
“She Don’t Know Me (Acoustic)”, Mullally (iTunes)
“So Far Away”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“So Simple”, Marc E. Bassy featuring G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Stop”, Matt Woods (iTunes)
“Sunshine”, KYLE featuring Miguel (iTunes)
“superlit”, gnash & Imad Royal (iTunes)
“Sweet Dreams”, BØRNS (iTunes)
“Take Back Home Girl”, Chris Lane featuring Tori Kelly (iTunes)
“Teacher”, PrettyMuch (iTunes)
“Thriller (Steve Aoki Midnight Hour Remix)”, Michael Jackson (iTunes)
“Tied”, Greta Isaac (iTunes)
“Too Good At Goodbyes (Galantis Remix)”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Two Laces”, THØSS (iTunes)
“Waste A Moment (Live)”, Kings Of Leon (iTunes)
“What You Want”, Jay Sean featuring DaVido (iTunes)
“What Would I Leave”, Union Moon (iTunes)
“Won’t Forget You”, Pixie Lott featuring Stylo G (iTunes)
“You Should Talk”, FLETCHER (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Liam Gallagher, NF and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 10, 2017)

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. Between Harvey and Irma and all the other bad events as of late, it would be nice to have some positive news for once. Still, we’re thinking of those affected by the storms. Now, here’s a look what’s pouring down in the pop world:

PUTH OF THE NATION: The Top 40 airwaves are still attentive this week, as “Attention” by Charlie Puth holds onto #1 for the third week. It’s down in airplay for the first time during its chart run, but the loss is fairly small. In addition to the version that radio knows and loves, a dance mix by David Guetta and a new version featuring KYLE were released at the end of August. There is not much movement on the other formats, but it does rank at #3 on Hot AC, #12 on Rhythmic, #14 on AC and #36 on the Dance chart.

Puth’s biggest competition, at this point, comes from two of the One Direction guys: Niall Horan climbs from 4-3 this week with “Slow Hands”, and Liam Payne holds at #6 for the second week with the Quavo-assisted “Strip That Down”. Both tracks continue to gain well, with “Slow” up 1,200 spins over last week, and “Strip” up just under 1,000 spins. As Taylor Swift (see below) soars up the chart and into the mix as well, will she rain on this pop parade? Can Horan and Payne sneak in some time at the top? We’ll see.

“READY” FOR A “GOOD” RUN: Entering the top 40 on at least four different formats this week, “Too Good At Goodbyes” takes over the #34 spot on the CHR/Top 40 chart, marking the eighth top 40 release for Sam Smith. He has four top ten entries to date, two main-credited and two featured appearances, with “Stay With Me” (#1, 8/17-24/14 MB) remaining his only chart-topper. As for the other charts, you’ll find “Good” at #23 on AC, #27 on Hot AC and #33 on Urban AC, and that multi-format launch propelled the song to #1 on iTunes during its opening day. It remains the top-selling single in over a dozen countries. Will the one-time Best New Artist winner be adding to his Grammy shelf early next year? It’s certainly a possibility.

Though she’s up from 9-7 this week with “Look What You Made Me Do”, Taylor Swift is definitely ready for more, entering at #39 with the second radio single from her forthcoming album reputation, due November 10. “…Ready For It?” was released last Sunday, following a teaser that aired during college football programming on September 2. Just over a week later, both singles occupy two of the top three spots on iTunes. “Ready” is Swift’s 27th top 40 title at the format, and the total will surely be growing again soon.

“NOW” IS THE TIME: With her follow-up to “Malibu”, Miley Cyrus is back on the Top 40 airwaves with “Younger Now”, which comes in at #49 this week. “Younger” got a small head start on the Hot AC chart, where it’s up 48-44 in its third week on. This is the title track from her forthcoming sixth studio album, due September 29. Both sales and streaming numbers on her current single are slower than the statistics on her previous one, but it still has a bit of time to grow. (The album should still be in the running for #1.)

Finally, at #50, Camila Cabello scores her fourth chart hit outside of Fifth Harmony with “Havana”, featuring Young Thug. In early August, Cabello released this track with another stand-alone release, the Quavo-assisted “OMG”. However, it’s “Havana” with the momentum at the larger streaming services, as it remains in the top ten on Spotify’s Global Top 50. The 20-year-old singer joins artists like Gloria Estefan, Mellow Man Ace, Jon Secada and more as another of the Cuban-born performers to score a top 40 single at the format, having accumulated three solo hits in the last two years. (Cabello is originally from the small town of Cojimar.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 27, 2017

Prayers have been answered!

DEBUTS
40. OneRepublic & Seeb – Rich Love
39. Miley Cyrus – Younger Now
30. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Phillip Phillips – Miles (39)
23. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (32)
14. P!nk – What About Us (24) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (07) | PEAK: #04
09. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (08) | PEAK: #08
07. The Script – Rain (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Andy Grammer – Give Love (06) | PEAK: #05
04. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
02. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha – Praying (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (1)
2. BANNERS – Someone To You (2)
3. Wrabel – The Village (4)
4. Paramore – Fake Happy (9)
5. Neon Trees – Feel Good (5)
6. LP – No Witness (3)
7. HAIM – Little Of Your Love (7)
8. Rachel Platten – Broken Glass (-)
9. Grouplove – Remember That Night (-)
10. Rod Stewart featuring DNCE – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
BØRNS – Faded Heart
Grace VanderWaal – Moonlight (new)
HAIM – Nothing’s Wrong
In Real Life – Eyes Closed (new)
Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale
Jessie Ware – Midnight
Magic Giant – Window (new)
Olivia O’Brien – RIP
The Struts – One Night Only
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Walk On Water (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Kesha on her very first #1 on my chart, as “Praying” is up 3-1 this week. It’s the first single from Rainbow, with the set debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. (It’s one of my favorite albums of the year so far, so I would definitely take a listen to it, if you haven’t yet!) The performer hasn’t scored a #1 hit at the Top 40 format since the beginning of 2014, but a dose of extra support for the song is all it needs to continue climbing.
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to the one and only Taylor Swift with “Look What You Made Me Do”, doing its thing at #30. It’s her 25th entry on my chart, the latest in a run that began in 2007 with “Teardrops On My Guitar”, which hit #3. Of those 25, Swift has six #1 songs to date, including one from earlier this year, the duet with ZAYN titled “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”.
  • Further down in the top 40, we find another two fresh entries: Miley Cyrus‘s “Younger Now”, at #39, and OneRepublic‘s collaboration with Seeb, “Rich Love”, at #40. Cyrus’s new single is the follow-up to her #2 hit “Malibu”, which drops to #15 this week. The Colorado band was on my chart earlier this year with “Let’s Hurt Tonight”, which peaked at #8.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 22, 2017)

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: a big battle between six impacting tracks occurred, but in the end, Justin Bieber and BloodPop, as well as Halsey, emerged victorious with their hot singles. So, grab some “Friends” and show “Love” to this week’s Add Lib mania, why don’t you?

THAT’S WHAT “FRIENDS” IS FOR: Keep smiling, all you Beliebers, because Justin Bieber and BloodPop keep shining on this week’s adds report. “Friends” starts with 137 stations in its first frame, taking the Most Added title by far. The single marks the artist debut of the latter performer, a writer and/or producer three chart hits since 2015, one for Bieber and two for Lady Gaga. It remains to be seen when or if Bieber fatigue will develop at the format, given that he’s ranked with three collaborations since April, but the strong start for “Friends” is definitely a positive sign that the hits are going to keep on coming. No word on a new album for either artist as of yet, but that could soon change, especially as we head toward the start of the fourth quarter.

LOOKING FOR A NEW “LOVE”: You don’t have to look very far to find Halsey‘s “Bad At Love” in a budding relationship with the Top 40 panel this week, picking up 57 new stations (the second Most Added single) during its official impact. How romantic! It comes shortly after “Now Or Never” reached #3 at the format. “Bad” is the second radio release from Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart earlier this year, and will officially become her fifth top 40 hit in the coming days.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JUSTIN BIEBER & BLOODPOP, “Friends” (GENPOP/Def Jam/Republic)
2. HALSEY, “Bad At Love” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
3. P!NK,
“What About Us” (RCA)
4-T
DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (Warner Bros.)
4-T. 
PORTUGAL. THE MAN, “Feel It Still” (Atlantic)
6. 
PRETTYMUCH, “Would You Mind” (Syco/Columbia)
7. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Why” (Hollywood)
8. 
MILEY CYRUS, “Younger Now” (RCA)
9-T.
BLACKBEAR, “Do Re Mi” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
9-T. HARRY STYLES,
“Two Ghosts” (Columbia)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 20, 2017

Lucky seven for Niall.

DEBUTS
40. Sabrina Carpenter – Why
39. Phillip Phillips – Miles | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (38)
28. PRETTYMUCH – Would You Mind (33)
24. P!nk – What About Us (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Lights – Giants (24)
15. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (20)
10. The Script – Rain (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Script – Rain (17) | PEAK: #10
09. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Andy Grammer – Give Love (06) | PEAK: #06
05. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Kesha – Praying (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (7)
2. BANNERS – Someone To You (2)
3. LP – No Witness (1)
4. Wrabel – The Village (4)
5. Neon Trees – Feel Good (6)
6. Dean Lewis – Waves (3)
7. HAIM – Little Of Your Love (-)
8. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (5)
9. Paramore – Fake Happy (-)
10. OneRepublic & Seeb – Rich Love (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind (new)
BØRNS – Faded Heart
Grouplove – Remember That Night (new)
HAIM – Nothing’s Wrong
Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale
Jessie Ware – Midnight
Miley Cyrus – Younger Now (new)
Olivia O’Brien – RIP
Passenger – Simple Song
Rachel Platten – Broken Glass (new)
The Struts – One Night Only

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the fifth top 40 song for former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. He’s new at #39 with “Miles”, the first single from his upcoming third album. Phillips last hit my personal chart with “Unpack Your Heart”, which spent four weeks at #3 in October and November 2014. “Miles” was co-written with Kevin Griffin, a regular on my top 40 as both a writer and the leader of Better Than Ezra.
  • The only other debut this week is from 18-year-old Sabrina Carpenter, breaking in at #40 with “Why”. Carpenter charted on Top 40 radio earlier this year with “Thumbs”, which reached #26. After making it in the Disney world, she’s poised to get a bigger audience with her latest material.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 13, 2017

Niall’s been here a while.

DEBUTS
39. James TW – Please Keep Loving Me
38. Ed Sheeran – Perfect
35. P!nk – What About Us | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Dua Lipa – New Rules (39)
25. X Ambassadors – Ahead Of Myself (31)
24. Lights – Giants (29)
20. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (25)
17. The Script – Rain (23)
10. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (16)
07. Kesha – Praying (15) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (16) | PEAK: #10
09. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (07) | PEAK: #02
08. HAIM – Want You Back (05) | PEAK: #05
07. Kesha – Praying (15) | PEAK: #07
06. Andy Grammer – Give Love (10) | PEAK: #06
05. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. LP – No Witness (1)
2. BANNERS – Someone To You (2)
3. Dean Lewis – Waves (3)
4. Wrabel – The Village (6)
5. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (4)
6. Neon Trees – Feel Good (9)
7. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (-)
8. Sabrina Carpenter – Why (-)
9. Phillip Phillips – Miles (-)
10. Olivia O’Brien – RIP (-)

In The Mix:
BØRNS – Faded Heart
HAIM – Little Of Your Love (new)
HAIM – Nothing’s Wrong (new)
Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale
Jessie Ware – Midnight
Paramore – Fake Happy (new)
Passenger – Simple Song
The Killers – The Man
The Struts – One Night Only
Vance Joy – Lay It On Me

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the 29th top 40 hit on my chart for a singer who made her debut in 2000 with the song “There You Go”. 17 years later, pop superstar P!nk climbs aboard at #35 with “What About Us”. This cut is the lead single from her forthcoming album Beautiful Trauma, which is due October 13. When it premiered on Thursday, “What” topped the iTunes charts in over a dozen countries, including the United States.
  • Singer Ed Sheeran has three top ten songs to his credit from the chart-topping ÷ album: “Castle On The Hill” (#2), “Shape Of You” (#8) and “Galway Girl” (#10). This week, his potential fourth top ten single from the set enters at #38. “Perfect” has a bit of early support at three Hot AC stations, though that total is expected to grow in the coming weeks.
  • Finally, at #39, is the third top 40 entry for 19-year-old singer/songwriter James TW. “Please Keep Loving Me” follows his recent #3 song called “Ex”, though his biggest hit came last fall with a seven-week #1 titled “When You Love Someone”. This single was recently serviced to the Hot AC format, where “When” reached the top 30.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 6, 2017

Horan keeps scorin’.

DEBUTS
40. Why Don’t We – Something Different
39. Dua Lipa – New Rules | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. X Ambassadors – Ahead Of Myself (36)
30. Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals – Back To You (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (31)
16. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (23) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks (tie)
15. Kesha – Praying (20)
(see #6 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Andy Grammer – Give Love (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Tom Walker – Just You And I (08) | PEAK: #07
08. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (04) | PEAK: #02
06. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (12) | PEAK: #06
05. HAIM – Want You Back (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. LP – No Witness (1)
2. BANNERS – Someone To You (4)
3. Dean Lewis – Waves (2)
4. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (5)
5. James TW – Please Keep Loving Me (-)
6. Wrabel – The Village (-)
7. Sheppard – Edge Of The Night (7)
8. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (-)
9. Neon Trees – Feel Good (-)
10. BØRNS – Faded Heart (-)

In The Mix:
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Echosmith – Goodbye
Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (new)
Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale
Jessie Ware – Midnight
Olivia O’Brien – RIP
Passenger – Simple Song
Sabrina Carpenter – Why
The Killers – The Man
The Struts – One Night Only
Vance Joy – Lay It On Me

Chart Notes:

  • Just ahead of its August 22 impact at Top 40 radio, this week’s Highest Debut belongs to Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules”, which is new at #39. Of course, its viral video has been viewed millions of times on YouTube, some of which are definitely mine. The song is featured on her self-titled debut album, which hit the top ten in several countries in Europe. Will Lipa finally get her first top ten at the format with her potential fourth top 40 single? We’ll see soon.
  • The only other debut this week is by a new five-member boy band who call themselves Why Don’t We. Their first entry on my chart is “Something Different”, which shakes up the #40 spot. It heads to Top 40 radio on Tuesday. One of the five guys, Daniel Seavey, was a contestant on American Idol in 2015.

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