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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 9, 2021)

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: Ava Max heads to the top of the list with her latest hit. Let’s add ’em up:

“HEART” RULES THE CHART: Following its three-week run as the second Most Added track at the Top 40 format, “My Head & My Heart” by Ava Max finally lands at the top of the adds report, picking up another 27 new stations this week.

New format releases by Glass Animals and Daya score some action from the panel this week, with the former finishing in fourth place with “Heat Waves” and the latter tying for sixth with “Bad Girl”. They take in 21 and 19 stations, respectively.

Charting singles from SZA and The Kid LAROI returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Look for the aforementioned Daya to score some more good adds for “Bad Girl” next Tuesday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. AVA MAX, “My Head & My Heart” (Atlantic)
2. THE KID LAROI, “Without You” (Grade A/Columbia)
3. TRAVIS SCOTT & HVME, “Goosebumps” (Cactus Jack-B1/Epic)
4. GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Republic)
5. JASON DERULO featuring ADAM LEVINE, “Lifestyle” (Atlantic)
6-T. DAYA, “Bad Girl” (Sandlot/AWAL)
6-T. NELLY & FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Lil Bit” (RECORDS/Columbia)
8. SIGALA featuring JAMES ARTHUR, “Lasting Lover” (Last Nite/Arista)
9. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
10. SZA, “Good Days” (Top Dawg/RCA)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 8-9, 2021)

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’s a larger track impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

NELLY & FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – “Lil Bit” (RECORDS/Columbia)
EP: Heartland (2021)
Past T40 History: Eight years ago, the duo teamed with Nelly for a remix of “Cruise”, which spent four weeks at #7 on the pop list.

Next week: She’s a bad girl with a good song… Daya‘s latest single is headed for adds.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 7, 2021)

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. Even though this week’s update is looking a little bit lonelier, it’s time for a recap of what’s popping at the format this week:

“LONELY” AT THE TOP: After a close call for much of the week, the Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco collaboration “Lonely” rises from 4-1 on the Top 40 chart, while Ariana Grande‘s “34+35” lands in the runner-up spot, moving from #5 last week. This is the ninth #1 track at the format for Bieber and the second for Blanco as an artist. Meanwhile, Grande falls from 1-3 with “Positions”, which just held the top spot for the past seven weeks, while Bieber slides from 2-7 with the Chance The Rapper-assisted “Holy”.

Sabrina Carpenter scores her fifth top 40 single on the Top 40 list with “Skin”, leaping from 43-34 this week. All four of her prior chart entries climbed into the top 30, but stopped short of a top 20 peak. Further down, 52-year-old DJ/producer Tiësto is up from 41-36 with “The Business”, becoming his fourth top 40 entry to date. Also breaking into the region at age 46, Nelly returns with “Lil Bit”, lifting from 42-39 this week. The single reunites him with the duo Florida Georgia Line, whose remix of “Cruise” went to #7 in 2013. Individually, it marks their 23rd and fifth top 40 hits to date, respectively.

Labelmates SZA and Doja Cat enter the top 50 this week, with “Good Days” and “Streets” landing at #46 and #47, respectively.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 19, 2021)

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: Olivia Rodrigo gives it some gas and races into the top spot for a second week, but who else is on the road to radio love? For this emerging hit and much more, let’s add ’em up:

DRIVING TO THE TOP: Disney star Olivia Rodrigo continues her reign at Top 40 radio with “Driver’s License”, scoring another 77 adds and the Most Added title for the second consecutive week. The tune became her first top 40 hit this past weekend, entering way up at #30. It was also this week’s Most Added song at the Hot AC format, picking up 20 stations there. Look for the track to fly on both charts during the next couple of months.

Ava Max landed in second place with 32 stations for “My Head & My Heart”, which is still scheduled to impact here a month from now. It tied with Travis Scott and HVME‘s “Goosebumps”, a remix of a remix of Scott’s 2017 hit at the Rhythmic format.

Charting singles from CJ, Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Singer Indiana Massara hopes to squeeze onto the report next week with her current single.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Driver’s License” (Geffen/Interscope)
2-T. AVA MAX, “My Head & My Heart” (Atlantic)
2-T. TRAVIS SCOTT & HVME, “Goosebumps” (Cactus Jack-B1/Epic)
4. SAWEETIE featuring DOJA CAT, “Best Friend” (ICY/Warner)
5. THE KID LAROI, “Without You” (Grade A/Columbia)
6-T. ALL TIME LOW featuring BLACKBEAR, “Monsters” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
6-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Anyone” (Def Jam)
6-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Body” (1501 Certified/300 Ent.)
9. NELLY & FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Lil Bit” (RECORDS/Columbia)
10-T. CJ, “Whoopty” (Warner)
10-T. LOONA, “Star” (Blockberry Creative)
10-T. ZARA LARSSON featuring YOUNG THUG, “Talk About Love” (TEN/Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 10, 2021)

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. If you’re craving a lil bit of pop radio action, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

A CLEAR POSITION: Easily earning a fourth week at #1, Ariana Grande leads the Top 40 chart once again with “Positions”. At the Rhythmic and Hot AC formats, the song is still gaining and appears at #11 and #14, respectively.

Spain’s HVME has this week’s only new song in the top 40 with “Goosebumps”, a flip of a Travis Scott song, which leaps from 42-38. It’s his first top 40 hit.

In the top 50, three new entries are led by Australian performer The Kid LAROI, who debuts at #43 with “Without You”. The song is the follow-up to “So Done”, which moves up to #27 on the list. Landing at #44, Nelly and Florida Georgia Line are in with “Lil Bit”. Of course, the duo worked with Nelly on the remix of their crossover hit “Cruise”, which spent four nonconsecutive weeks at #7 in June and July 2013. The only other entry of note is Fousheé‘s “Deep End”, a recent viral tune that comes in at #50.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 18, 2002

“You” know these 2002 hits.

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 fifteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 18, 2002…

Debuts:
39. THICKE, “When I Get You Alone”
33. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Like I Love You”

Biggest Mover:
WESTLIFE, “World Of Our Own” (35-26, nine spots)

10. ELVIS PRESLEY vs. JXL, “A Little Less Conversation” (up 6)
Album: ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #7

09. SEVEN AND THE SUN, “Walk With Me” (down 2)
Album: Back To The Innocence (2002, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5

08. DANIEL BEDINGFIELD, “Gotta Get Thru This” (up 5)
Album: Gotta Get Thru This (2002, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. BBMAK, “Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head)” (up 1)
Album: Into Your Head (2002, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. BRYAN ADAMS, “Here I Am” (down 4)
Album: Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. OUR LADY PEACE, “Somewhere Out There” (up 1)
Album: Gravity (2002, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

04. NELLY featuring KELLY ROWLAND, “Dilemma” (steady, second week)
Album: Nellyville (2002, Fo’ Reel/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. PINK, “Just Like A Pill” (steady, fourth week)
Album: M!ssundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #2

02. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Goodbye To You” (up 3)
Album: The Spirit Room (2001, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. VANESSA CARLTON, “Ordinary Day” (steady, second week)
Album: Be Not Nobody (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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A Gaye Old Time: The Battle Of Two “Healing” Hits

Movin' to some Marvin.

Movin’ to some Marvin.

The music of the legendary Motown singer Marvin Gaye has been appreciated by many fans and many more musicians over the years. It’s also gotten a few of those acts into some notable legal issues, but there’s no need to blur the lines here: Gaye, his music and his message remain a key part of the songs we enjoy in 2015. So, I guess it was inevitable that he’s being covered and sampled again even after some people might have been (at least temporarily) scared away from utilizing music of his catalog. In fact, we’re coming upon two different singles, both fighting for pop radio glory, that sample his 1982 smash “Sexual Healing”. Yet, this leads us to a few questions, though the answers won’t reveal themselves for some time. Will both tracks be able to coexist in the top 40 at one time? Will they cancel each other out? Will Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor‘s recent smash “Marvin Gaye”, which is now descending the chart, play any role in how these two chart runs play out? Let’s take a look at what may happen.

Already rising up into the top 20 at Rhythmic radio and heading upward is “The Fix”, a new release from Nelly that also features Jeremih. The latest tune from the St. Louis rapper has also picked up a small group of stations on the CHR radio panel, where it finds itself just below the top 50 and making some gains, albeit much smaller ones. “Fix” marks the debut single for a record label called RECORDS, which is a new partnership between SONGS Publishing and RED Music in the Sony family. Of course, this does mean that the performer is no longer with Universal, whom he was signed to for over a decade. Nearing his 41st birthday in just a few weeks, the ageism of pop radio is likely to take its toll on this track, at least to an extent, but consistent sales in the top 100 on iTunes and almost 7.5 million streams on Spotify are proving that this has some strength in the marketplace. Give it some time; it may just be a surprise sleeper song for the fall.

Of course, that sleeper status will, no doubt, be affected by the other single searching for open slots on radio playlists. This one is heading for adds at CHR radio on October 20, but it will potentially start gaining some spins earlier than that. It’s “Try Me”, sung by Jason Derulo and featuring Jennifer Lopez, along DJ/producer Matoma, who you may know from his tropical house flip of a Notorious B.I.G./Ja Rule/Ralph Tresvant song, titled as “Old Thing Back” for the new release. That single was a big hit in Norway and Sweden earlier this year. Derulo’s third single from the album Everything Is 4 is his followup to “Cheyenne”, a top 20 single that recently crashed hard due to a lack of sales momentum (and a number of late Q3 singles by top-tier acts debuting at the same time.) We’ll see if that stalling has done any damage to the era, or if “Try” can carry Derulo and company back to the top again. It’s now at 45 million streams on Spotify.

This is an interesting situation, to say the least, and it’s one where anything can truly happen given the track records of both main acts involved. We’ll keep you updated on how these new releases do at radio as the year goes on! Until then, follow and like us on various social media sites for more musical mending and record rejuvenation by clicking the Get Social! tab above.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 11, 2002

No "Ordinary" countdown.

No “Ordinary” countdown.

It is time for yet 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’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to a few weeks before the start of middle school (7th grade!) and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2002…

Debuts:
40. LEANN RIMES, “Life Goes On”
39. OAKENFOLD featuring SHIFTY SHELLSHOCK, “Starry Eyed Surprise”
37. JUSTINCASE, “Don’t Cry For Us”
35. WESTLIFE, “World Of Our Own”

Biggest Mover:
NO DOUBT featuring LADY SAW, “Underneath It All” (25-15) (ten spots)

10. JACK JOHNSON, “Flake” (down 3)
Album: Brushfire Fairytales (2001, Enjoy/Universal Records)
Peak: #7

09. ANASTACIA, “One Day In Your Life” (down 5)
Album: Freak Of Nature (2002, Daylight/Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. BBMAK, “Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head)” (up 3)
Album: Into Your Head (2002, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. SEVEN AND THE SUN, “Walk With Me” (down 2)
Album: Back To The Innocence (2002, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5

06. OUR LADY PEACE, “Somewhere Out There” (up 2)
Album: Gravity (2002, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

05. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Goodbye To You” (up 5)
Album: The Spirit Room (2001, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. NELLY featuring KELLY ROWLAND, “Dilemma” (up 2)
Album: Nellyville (2002, Fo’ Reel/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. PINK, “Just Like A Pill” (steady, third week)
Album: M!ssundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #2

02. BRYAN ADAMS, “Here I Am” (down 1)
Album: Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. VANESSA CARLTON, “Ordinary Day” (up 1)
Album: Be Not Nobody (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 19, 2002

"Herre" they are.

“Herre” they are.

It is time for yet 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’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the middle of May and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2002…

Debuts:
38. SEVEN & THE SUN, “Walk With Me”
37. DROPLINE, “Fly Away From Here (Graduation Day)”
33. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Love At First Sight”
32. KELLY OSBOURNE, “Papa Don’t Preach”

Biggest Mover(s):
WILL SMITH, “Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head)” (30-21, nine spots)

10. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Complicated” (up 5)
Album: Let Go (2002, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. EMINEM, “Without Me” (up 4)
Album: The Eminem Show (2002, Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

08. PINK, “Don’t Let Me Get Me” (down 4)
Album: M!ssundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. JADE ANDERSON, “Sugarhigh” (up 1)
Album: Dive Deeper (2002 – import, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

06. NICKELBACK, “Too Bad” (steady, second week)
Album: Silver Side Up (2001, Roadrunner/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #5

05. NELLY, “Hot In Herre” (up 4)
Album: Nellyville (2002, Fo’ Reel/Universal Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. NO DOUBT, “Hella Good” (up 1)
Album: Rock Steady (2001, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2

03. JIMMY EAT WORLD, “The Middle” (steady, second week)
Album: Bleed American/Jimmy Eat World (2001, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. ALICIA KEYS, “How Come You Don’t Call Me?” (steady, third week)
Album: Songs In A Minor (2001, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Here Is Gone” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Gutterflower (2002, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (September 30)

He's a Soul survivor.

20/20 on 9/30.

Turn it up… Monday? It’s true! Thanks to one superstar release this week, many albums and singles are out early. (NOTE: some releases may still not be out until Tuesday dependent on record label availability/iTunes response time.) Here’s what you need to know about musically for the week of September 30:

  • We’ve been waiting for this one for months now. It’s the second half of Justin Timberlake‘s soulful strut through the musical landscape, The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2. The album will no doubt debut at #1 on next week’s album chart, albeit with a lesser total than the first part of the series. Still, it’s Justin Timberlake. You know it will smash and smash hard. (iTunes)
  • Newcomer Lorde is trading in her gold teeth and Grey Goose for some big potential album sales this week with Pure Heroine, her debut album. It features the international hit “Royals” as well as new single “Team”. Look for it to be a strong #2 next week. (iTunes)
  • Country singer Tyler Farr, who is driving radio “Redneck Crazy” with his current top 3 single, is out with his Redneck Crazy album. It will likely pull in some decent numbers, perhaps enough to go top ten. (iTunes)
  • He cruised up the Hot 100 with his boys Florida-Georgia Line earlier this summer; now, Nelly has his newest studio album released this week, M.O., with single “Get Like Me” (featuring Nicki Minaj and Pharrell) at Urban radio.  (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include HAIM‘s Days Are Gone (iTunes), Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers‘s Unvarnished (iTunes), K-Ci and JoJo‘s My Brother’s Keeper (iTunes), Moby‘s Innocents (iTunes) and Randy Travis‘s Influence, Vol. 1: The Man I Am (iTunes).

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

  • “Army Of 3 (EP)”, a new release from singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson. (iTunes)
  • “I’ll Wait For You”, from “A Thousand Miles” hit maker Vanessa Carlton. (iTunes)
  • “Love, Sex, Death”, new from indie rockers Fall Out Boy. (iTunes)
  • “Walking On Air”, another digital single from Katy Perry‘s latest album PRISM. (iTunes)

Next week, Miley Cyrus looks to twerk to the top with Bangerz, while Cassadee Pope and Panic! At The Disco also take flight with their new releases. Who will make it and where? Find out soon — a preview is coming on Tuesday, the 8th!

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