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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 29, 2020

Luck be a Lady.

The end of May marks the beginning of a fantastic Friday full of all sorts of bops and bangers, including the new albums by Alec Benjamin, Kygo and Lady Gaga and top singles from Ali Gatie, ROSALÍATones And I and more. Get ecstatic for a chromatic listening session:

DIPLO – Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil (iTunes)
Features: The Julia Michaels and Morgan Wallen-assisted “Heartless” and the Jonas Brothers-assisted “Lonely”

LADY GAGA – Chromatica (iTunes)
Features: The Ariana Grande-assisted “Rain On Me” and “Stupid Love”

LIL YACHTY – Lil Boat 3 (iTunes)
Features: collaborations with DaBaby, Drake, Future and more

Notable albums out this week: Alec Benjamin‘s These Two Windows (iTunes), Aitch‘s Polaris (iTunes), Jimmy Buffett‘s Life On The Flip Side (iTunes), Keiynan Lonsdale‘s Rainbow Boy (iTunes), Kip Moore‘s Wild World (iTunes), Kygo‘s Golden Hour (iTunes), Lewis Watson‘s The Love That You Want (iTunes), Noah Reid‘s Gemini (iTunes), Ro James‘s Mantic (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Dylan‘s Red (iTunes), Monsta X‘s Fantasia X (iTunes), Powfu‘s Poems Of The Past (iTunes), The Blossom‘s Bleeding Buttercup (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Letter To My Younger Self”, Quinn XCII featuring Logic (iTunes)
“All My Exes”, SVEA (iTunes)
“Angel”, Eli Gosling (iTunes)
“Astrid”, Polly Money (iTunes)
“ATL Freestyle”, 6LACK (iTunes)
“Bedroom Ceiling”, Sody (iTunes)
“Better Than Heaven”, Slander & Jason Ross featuring JT Roach (iTunes)
“Blame It On Me”, Melanie C (iTunes)
“Both Sides”, Gucci Mane featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Breathe Again”, Joy Oladokun (iTunes)
“Bury Me Alive”, Oliver Tree (iTunes)
“Catch”, CAL (iTunes)
“Commando”, Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Daisies (MK Remix)”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Dance Alone”, Tayla Parx (iTunes)
“Delayed Gratification”, LPX (iTunes)
“Dio”, Boylife (iTunes)
“Disco Man”, Remi Wolf (iTunes)
“Dominican Mami”, DaniLeigh featuring Fivio Foreign (iTunes)
“Dreams”, Ella Eyre featuring Yxng Bane (iTunes)
“Drums Drums Drums”, Travis Barker featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Drunk Talk”, Junge Junge (iTunes)
“Everything Falls For You”, Seaforth (iTunes)
“Everything’s Good”, Phil Good (iTunes)
“Figment Of My Mind”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“Find A Way”, Duckwrth featuring Alex Mali & Radio Ahlee (iTunes)
“Flowers Of Neptune 6”, The Flaming Lips (iTunes)
“For The Night”, Grey (iTunes)
“For The People In The Back”, Role Model (iTunes)
“Forever Mine”, Robin Thicke (iTunes)
“Forgive Myself”, Griff (iTunes)
“Fuego Del Calor”, Scott Storch featuring Ozuna & Tyga (iTunes)
“Ghosts (Acoustic)”, Wylder (iTunes)
“Goldrush”, Stela Cole (iTunes)
“Groceries”, Landon Cube featuring Lil Keed (iTunes)
“Heartbreaker”, Daniel Blume (iTunes)
“High Low”, The Unlikely Candidates (iTunes)
“Hurry Home”, No Rome featuring Beabadoobee & Jay Som (iTunes)
“I Can See The Change”, Celeste (iTunes)
“I Feel Like I Am Changin'”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“I’d Have Killed For You”, Stellie (iTunes)
“I’m Not Over You”, RMR (iTunes)
“I’m On My Way”, Bob Sinclar featuring Omi (iTunes)
“If This Is Love”, The Hunna featuring Phem (iTunes)
“ILY (I Love You Baby) (Topic Remix)”, Surf Mesa featuring Emilee (iTunes)
“Leave You”, Tyron Hapi featuring Dylan Joel (iTunes)
“Level Of Concern (Live From Outside)”, Twenty One Pilots (iTunes)
“Little Bit Of Love (Indian Summer Remix)”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Look What You Made Me Do”, Jack Leopards & The Dolphin Club (iTunes)
“Love Struck”, Boyz II Men (iTunes)
“Mad World”, X Lovers (iTunes)
“Make The Most Of This”, Evan Klar (iTunes)
“Make Your Troubles Go Away”, Andra Day (iTunes)
“Might Delete Later”, Larry Pink The Human (iTunes)
“Mourn The Living”, Sarah Barrios (iTunes)
“Mushy Gushy”, Chapel (iTunes)
“My Game”, Zella Day (iTunes)
“New Age Meds”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)
“No Glory In The West”, Orville Peck (iTunes)
“No Love”, Skip Marley (iTunes)
“No Use”, Christian Leave (iTunes)
“On 11”, Destiny Rogers (iTunes)
“One And Done”, Bright Eyes (iTunes)
“Only A Fool”, Galantis & Ship Wrek featuring Pink Sweat$ (iTunes)
“Oxygen”, Winona Oak & Robin Schulz (iTunes)
“Paranoid”, GASHI (iTunes)
“Parmas In June”, Illy (iTunes)
“Queen Bee”, Matt Maltese (iTunes)
“Redwood Tree”, Cam (iTunes)
“Right Way Round”, Saint Raymond (iTunes)
“RiRi”, Aminé (iTunes)
“Roses (Remix)”, SAINt JHN featuring Future (iTunes)
“Run This Town”, Zayde Wølf & Konata Small (iTunes)
“Running On My Mind”, Ali Gatie (iTunes)
“See You Later”, Joseph Black (iTunes)
“Selfish (Alan Walker Remix)”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“She’s Got What I Need” and “You’re My Home”, Mark Pelli (iTunes)
“Stan By Me”, G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Strong Enough”, Ray LaMontagne (iTunes)
“Tell Me U Luv Me”, Juice WRLD & Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“The Heresy”, Mushroomhead (iTunes)
“These Days”, Thelma Plum (iTunes)
“This City”, Sam Fischer featuring Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“TKN”, ROSALÍA featuring Travis Scott (iTunes)
“True Paradise”, Brasko (iTunes)
“U 2 Luv”, Ne-Yo featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Ur So F-cking Cool”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“Wait No More”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“When Life Is Good Again”, Dolly Parton (iTunes)
“Yeah, No. (Andrelli Remix)”, Elle Winter (iTunes)
“You Do You”, Jason Mraz featuring Tiffany Haddish (iTunes)
“You’re All I Want”, Cigarettes After Sex (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums from Chloe x Halle, Mt. Joy and Run The Jewels 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 (March 22, 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. In these very difficult times, please stay safe and don’t jeopardize your health. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“NOW” MORE THAN EVER: Dua Lipa‘s huge hit “Don’t Start Now” earns a fifth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, up more than 350 spins from last week. “Don’t” now ties the run for “New Rules” at this format, which accomplished its five weeks in January and February 2018. Elsewhere, the song moves from 5-4 at Hot AC radio and from 16-13 on the AC chart.

K-pop group Monsta X scores their second top 40 single this week with “You Can’t Hold My Heart”, up 41-38. Last September, the French Montana-assisted “Who Do U Love?” spent two nonconsecutive weeks at #23. Debuting at #39, 5 Seconds Of Summer picks up their 11th top 40 hit to date with “Old Me”. It’s their third single to chart from the album Calm, due on Friday. Bryce Vine also makes a huge jump from 50-40 with “Baby Girl”, which marks his fourth top 40 entry since 2018.

BTS and Sia are “On” their way up the pop survey with this week’s #47 debut. One other collaboration is new to the region: landing at #50, it’s New Hope Club and R3HAB‘s “Let Me Down Slow”. This is the first time on the chart for the English trio.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 25, 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: Top 40 radio is still lonely for Lauv, who is looking top 40 bound with his latest single. Get in your feels and let’s add ’em up:

WHEN LAUV TAKES OVER: Blasting in with the follow-up to the Anne-Marie collaboration “F**k, I’m Lonely”, which got as high as #30 on the Top 40 chart last November and December, Lauv’s “Modern Loneliness” leads the adds update with 36 stations on impact. Though its first-week total is smaller than normal, an independent release taking the top spot is still very impressive. At this point, the song should easily find its way into the top 50 by the weekend, just ahead of the launch for his new album ~How I’m Feeling~ on March 6.

Much like with Lauv’s newest release, this week’s numbers for impacting tracks are generally lower, though a pair of collaborations led by Diplo and Meduza finish the day in the top ten with ties for second and seventh place, respectively.

Charting songs from Doja Cat, Khalid and Roddy Ricch are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

A battle is brewing for next week’s adds report, as both Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga‘s new singles fight for the top spot.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
2-T. DIPLO featuring MORGAN WALLEN & JULIA MICHAELS, “Heartless” (Columbia)
2-T. DOJA CAT, “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
5. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
6. MONSTA X, “You Can’t Hold My Heart” (Epic)
7-T. KHALID x DISCLOSURE, “Know Your Worth” (RCA)
7-T. MEDUZA, BECKY HILL & GOODBOYS, “Lose Control” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
9. TREVOR DANIEL, “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
10. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring QUAVO, “Intentions” (Def Jam)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 23, 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. A popular performer who’s known for some “Rules” is ruling the list, as several newer acts check in with debuts. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“START” YOUR ENGINES: Dua Lipa earns her second #1 song on the Top 40 radio chart with “Don’t Start Now”, moving from 3-1 on the latest update. Of course, her first was the multi-format smash “New Rules”, which spent five weeks at the summit in early 2018. There are five different formats where the song currently appears in the top 30, including its former #1 rank on the Dance list. It also rises to #8 on the Hot AC chart, as it continues to make large gains week-to-week.

The multinational collaboration from DJ Snake, J Balvin and Tyga travels into the top 40 this week after an extended period just outside the region. “Loco Contigo” climbs from 41-37, giving DJ Snake his ninth top 40 single at the format, while J Balvin and Tyga each earn their seventh. Maren Morris moves from 43-39 with her recent #1 tune on the Country radio chart, “The Bones”. This is her second release to enter the region on the pop survey. Noah Cyrus also rises from 42-40 with “July”. It’s her fifth top 40 song.

Two additional songs make the top 50 on this week’s chart, led by Ali Gatie‘s “What If I Told You That I Love You” at #43. Last fall, “It’s You” briefly appeared in the region, peaking at #48. Further down, Monsta X starts at #49 with “You Can’t Hold My Heart”. A collaboration from French Montana, “Who Do U Love?”, got them to #23 on the chart in September and October of last year.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 18, 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: Top 40 programmers are dying to add the new song from Sam Smith, as its total paces well ahead of other impacting titles from Conan Gray and Monsta X. Let’s add ’em up:

“FOR” PLAY: With the title cut off their new album, Sam Smith bursts onto the adds report with “To Die For”, managing to score 148 stations on impact. The performer now has 13 top 40 songs to date at the format, with this single entering the airplay chart last weekend at #37. It should continue to ascend quickly here and at the Hot AC format, where it topped the report with 39 adds.

Newcomer Conan Gray picks up 32 stations on impact for “Maniac”, which lands in fourth place this week. It’s the first radio single off his forthcoming album Kid Krow, due next month. The act Monsta X also starts in the top five with “You Can’t Hold My Heart”, tying for fifth place with 22 stations on the log. The K-pop group is looking for their second top 40 entry with their new single. Will the two emerging records make the top 50 by the weekend? Stay tuned.

Charting songs from Doja Cat, Justin Bieber and Niall Horan are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

Collaborations led by Diplo and newcomers New Hope Club have some hope for a great adds week on the report next Tuesday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SAM SMITH, “To Die For” (Capitol)
2. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring QUAVO, “Intentions” (Def Jam)
3. DOJA CAT, “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. CONAN GRAY, “Maniac” (Republic)
5-T. MONSTA X, “You Can’t Hold My Heart” (Epic)
5-T. NIALL HORAN, “No Judgement” (Capitol)
7. KHALID x DISCLOSURE, “Know Your Worth” (RCA)
8. SELENA GOMEZ, “Rare” (Interscope)
9. ALI GATIE, “What If I Told You That I Love You” (Warner)
10. LIZZO, “Cuz I Love You” (Atlantic)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 14, 2020

Change is coming to the charts.

There are some changes happening this New Music Friday, both big and small. Check out the new releases from Justin Bieber and Monsta X, as well as new singles from Alec Benjamin, Billie Eilish, Sam Smith and more. Manifest your intentions and start listening below:

A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE – Artist 2.0 (iTunes)
Features: “King Of My City”, which saw a release two weeks ago, as well as collaborations with DaBaby, Khalid and Summer Walker

CARLY PEARCE – Carly Pearce (iTunes)
Features: “I Hope You’re Happy Now”, a duet with Lee Brice that currently sits in the top 20 on the Country radio chart

JUSTIN BIEBER – Changes (iTunes)
Features: “Yummy” and the Quavo-assisted “Intentions”, which have charted at the Hot AC, Rhythmic and Top 40 formats

Notable albums out this week: Beach Bunny‘s Honeymoon (iTunes), Eden‘s No Future (iTunes), Hollywood Undead‘s New Empire, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Monsta X‘s All About Luv (iTunes), New Hope Club‘s New Hope Club (iTunes), Pentagon‘s Universe: The Black Hall (iTunes), PJ Morton‘s The Piano Album (iTunes), Puss N Boots‘s Sister (iTunes), Tame Impala‘s The Slow Rush (iTunes), Tennis‘s Swimmer (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Chaz Cardigan‘s Vulnerabilia (iTunes), Huey Lewis & The News‘s Weather (iTunes), Kard‘s Red Moon (iTunes), Robinson‘s Watching You (iTunes), The Griswolds‘s All My Friends (iTunes), Vincint‘s The Feeling (iTunes), Willie Shaw‘s Oxytocin (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“10 Years Ago”, Britnee Kellogg (iTunes)
“100 Preguntas”, Ozuna (iTunes)
“Always (Alan Walker Remix)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“At The Door”, The Strokes (iTunes)
“Attention”, Max Rae (iTunes)
“Bang!”, AJR (iTunes)
“Be Afraid”, Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit (iTunes)
“Be Slow”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Beautiful Moonlight” and “Sing & Smile!!”, QU4RTZ (iTunes)
“Beautiful Woman, Happy Man”, Tony Lucca (iTunes)
“Because Of You”, Kodak Black (iTunes)
“Because Of You”, Lewis Watson (iTunes)
“Betterman”, Virginia To Vegas (iTunes)
“Born Here Live Here Die Here”, Luke Bryan (iTunes)
“Born To Love”, Meduza featuring Shells (iTunes)
“Boy, You Can Keep It”, Alex Newell (iTunes)
“Cheer For You!!” and “Dream Land! Dream World!”, A・ZU・NA (iTunes)
“Cold”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Cold Feet”, Loud Luxury (iTunes)
“Concave”, Fergus (iTunes)
“Conversations In The Dark (David Guetta Remix)”, John Legend (iTunes)
“Copy Cat”, Melanie Martinez featuring Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“Coronao Now (Remix)”, El Alfa, Sech & Myke Towers featuring Vin Diesel & Lil Pump (iTunes)
“Delete Forever”, Grimes (iTunes)
“Do You Love Me” and “Touch”, Stephanie Poetri (iTunes)
“Drive”, Ryann (iTunes)
“Fifteen”, Mandy Moore (iTunes)
“Forget”, Shallou (iTunes)
“From One Woman To Another”, Delta Rae featuring The McCrary Sisters (iTunes)
“Give No Fxk”, Migos, Young Thug & Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Go Stupid”, Polo G featuring NLE Choppa & Stunna 4 Vegas (iTunes)
“Golf On TV”, Lennon Stella featuring JP Saxe (iTunes)
“Heaven”, Sj & Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
“Hold Out”, Sam Fender (iTunes)
“Home To Me”, Ross Ellis (iTunes)
“Honey Go Home”, Flora Cash (iTunes)
“Honeymoon Fades”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Hundred Feet Tall”, Benjamin Scheuer (iTunes)
“I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, The Shadowboxers (iTunes)
“I Do”, Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“I Don’t Want To Be Right”, JD Eicher (iTunes)
“I Hate You So Much”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“If Love Is Overrated”, Gregory Porter (iTunes)
“If We Never Met”, John K x Sigala (iTunes)
“It’s Getting Worse”, Gavin Haley & Mokita (iTunes)
“Jack”, Kream & Black Caviar (iTunes)
“Just F**king Let Me Love You”, Lowen (iTunes)
“Konclusions”, YG & Kehlani (iTunes)
“Last Laugh”, Illy (iTunes)
“Let Me Down”, Oliver Tree (iTunes)
“Life Of The Party”, Ingrid Andress (iTunes)
“Little Luck”, James Cherry (iTunes)
“Living For Yesterday”, Jamie Webster (iTunes)
“Love Triangle” and “Super Nova”, DiverDiva (iTunes)
“Love You Like I Used To”, Russell Dickerson (iTunes)
“Magnetic”, Seafret (iTunes)
“Maria”, Christian Paul (iTunes)
“Me Because Of You”, HRVY (iTunes)
“Nasty”, Lil Duval, Jacquees & Tank (iTunes)
“Never Let You Go”, RAC x Matthew Koma x Hilary Duff (iTunes)
“No Time To Die”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Nothing Matters Then We Die”, Trove & James Droll (iTunes)
“Oh My God”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“Ohio”, King Princess (iTunes)
“One Of A Kind”, Ronan Keating & Emeli Sandé (iTunes)
“Ordinary”, PnB Rock featuring Pop Smoke (iTunes)
“Our House (The Mess We Made)”, You Me At Six (iTunes)
“Pick Sides”, Sabina Ddumba (iTunes)
“Reasons”, San Cisco (iTunes)
“Reminds Me”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Rerun”, Moontower (iTunes)
“Runnin'”, MOONZz (iTunes)
“Selfish”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“Sex On The River”, Popcaan (iTunes)
“Sound Of Your Name”, Josh Cumbee (iTunes)
“Superblood Wolfmoon”, Pearl Jam (iTunes)
“Sweet Tooth”, Cavetown (iTunes)
“The Drug In Me Is Reimagined”, Falling In Reverse (iTunes)
“The Power Of Love II”, Calvin Harris & Love Regenerator (iTunes)
“They Don’t Want What We Want (And They Don’t Care)”, Asking Alexandria (iTunes)
“Till There’s Nothing Left”, Cam (iTunes)
“To Die For”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Used To Love (Acoustic)”, Martin Garrix & Dean Lewis (iTunes)
“Valentine”, Coin (iTunes)
“Valentine”, Soulex & Mike WiLL Made-It (iTunes)
“Was It Not”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
“Who You Loving?”, DreamDoll featuring Rahky & G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Whoa (Remix)”, Snoh Aalegra featuring Pharrell Williams (iTunes)
“Y.O.U.”, Luh Kel (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums and EPs from BTS and Ozzy Osbourne 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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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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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 3, 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: Post Malone has the cure for your post-Labor Day blues, as his latest hit circles the format and squarely leads the weekly log. Let’s add ’em up:

THE SHAPE OF POP RADIO: Ahead of his highly-anticipated album Hollywood’s Bleeding, due Friday, Post Malone lands the Most Added song at Top 40 radio this Tuesday with “Circles”, scoring a big 115 stations. “Circles” snuck into the top 40 on this past Sunday’s published update at #40, so you can expect it to make a larger move by the weekend. At the Rhythmic format, the track is in second place on the log with 15 adds in its first week.

Taylor Swift also advanced with the title track from her album Lover, which received 34 stations during the session and a second place finish. Though the track has not seen a formal impact date as of yet, it’s already at #10 on the latest Billboard Hot 100 update following the album’s robust #1 debut. As “You Need To Calm Down” begins to descend in the coming weeks, look for this single to easily make the top 40 very soon.

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

Camila Cabello looks poised to lead next week’s adds report, with new music (two songs) from her expected on Thursday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. POST MALONE, “Circles” (Republic)
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
3. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
4. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
5. ALESSIA CARA, “Rooting For You” (Def Jam)
6. MEGAN THEE STALLION featuring NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN, “Hot Girl Summer” (1501 Certified/300 Ent.)
7. LAUV featuring ANNE-MARIE, “F*ck, I’m Lonely” (AWAL/in2une)
8-T. AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX, “Slow Dance” (Epic)
8-T. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
8-T. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 20, 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: Normani harmonizes the hit patrol with her dazzling solo single, scoring the top spot on the weekly report. Let’s add ’em up:

SEVENTY-EIGHT IS ENOUGH: Normani’s newest single “Motivation” motivates 78 stations to report an add on impact at the Top 40 format, giving it the Most Added title this week. Following chart-topping duets with Khalid and Sam Smith, she is ready to score her third #1 song outside of Fifth Harmony this fall. An adds date at additional formats has not be announced yet; it did not place in the top ten on any other adds report this Tuesday.

The only other impacting song of note is from Katy Perry, who earns a second place finish with “Small Talk”, the follow-up to her recent top ten entry “Never Really Over”. With a total of 45 stations during the session, it should reach the top 50 by Sunday, but it will likely face some obstacles heading up the chart given her ongoing weaker research issues.

Charting releases by NF, OneRepublic and Sam Smith are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look for impacting singles from AJ Mitchell and Ava Max, Alessia Cara and Saweetie to bolt into the top ten next week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
2. KATY PERRY, “Small Talk” (Capitol)
3. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
4. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
5. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)
6. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
7. SAM FELDT featuring RANI, “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
8. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
9-T. ONEREPUBLIC, “Rescue Me” (Interscope)
9-T. SAM SMITH, “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 11, 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. When we all fall asleep, we go straight up to the top of the pop chart… well, at least if you’re a 17-year-old star with fans around the world. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

PRETTY FLY (FOR A BAD GUY): After patiently waiting it out in the #2 spot, Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” advances from 2-1 this week on the Top 40 chart, marking her first #1 song at the format. Her hit is also #1 on the Alternative chart for a third week, giving Eilish her longest individual run at the top there. On the pop airwaves, “Bad” was only up around 130 spins in the last week, so we’ll have to wait and see if it can stick around at #1 for a second week or if something else will take over.

Three collaborations reach the top 40 this week, led by “Spicy”, up from 41-35 for Herve Pagez, Diplo and Charli XCX. The new interpretation of “Wannabe”, a #4 smash for the Spice Girls from March 1997, marks the first top 40 entry for Pagez, the fifth solo appearance for Diplo and the sixth for Charli XCX. Chris Brown and Drake score their 34th and 27th top 40 hits, respectively, as “No Guidance” rises from 45-38. It also remains at #1 on the Urban chart this week. Finally, up from 42-40, “Who Do U Love?” gets Monsta X and French Montana into the region. It’s the first top 40 song for the K-pop group and the fourth for Montana.

There’s plenty of other action in the top 50 this week, with Stephen Puth earning his first chart song in “Look Away” at #46. It was co-written by he and his brother, format chart-topper Charlie Puth. The streaming hit “Ransom” checks in at #47 for Lil Tecca, a rapper who turns 17 later this month and also scores his first entry here. With a current top five hit on the Alternative list, Dominic Fike is also new to the Top 40 chart, landing at #48 with “3 Nights”. Finally, just sneaking in at #50, is a collaboration from Armin Van Buuren and Garibay called “Phone Down”. In January 2017, a totally separate “Phone Down” peaked at #48 for Lost Kings and Emily Warren.

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