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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 20, 2018)

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: boys and bops make the pop world spin, including the current songs from singer Niall Horan and boy band Why Don’t We. You ask, why don’t we begin in our recap? Good point! Let’s add ’em up:

DUCK DUCK “LOOSE”: While proven hits from acts like Drake, Imagine Dragons and Justin Timberlake continue to get significant action from the panel, this week’s most notable impacting single comes from One Direction soloist Niall Horan and the fourth single off his album Flicker. “On The Loose”, which is not a hot Saga remake for those 80’s fans out there, scores with a solid 56 adds in its official first week, good for the Most Added title at the format. Interestingly, Horan’s new track didn’t impact at the Hot AC format in a simultaneous release, where he’s arguably been more successful than on the Top 40 airwaves. However, it’s bound to be embraced by the Hot AC panel pretty quickly, so stay tuned to PGTC’s social feeds to see how it does there soon.

Also impacting here, “Mad Love”, a collaboration from Sean PaulDavid Guetta and Becky G, and “Trust Fund Baby”, the new one from Why Don’t We, make a big splash on the adds report, tied with 24 adds and a fourth place ranking. The latter release is already in the top 50 at the format, which should make the top 40 (becoming their second song to reach the region) in the next few weeks. Next week, look for a pair of songs further down in this week’s top ten, Dua Lipa‘s “IDGAF” (19 adds, tied for eighth place) and Bazzi‘s “Mine” (18 adds, tenth place), to rank toward the top of the list, as they officially impact. How will they do against acts like AJR and Mackenzie Nicole? Come back next Tuesday to see the results.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. NIALL HORAN, “On The Loose” (Capitol)
2. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE featuring CHRIS STAPLETON, “Say Something” (RCA)
3. MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE, “Friends” (Warner Bros.)
4-T. DRAKE, “God’s Plan” (YMCMB/Republic)
4-T. SEAN PAUL & DAVID GUETTA featuring BECKY G, “Mad Love” (Island/Republic)
4-T. WHY DON’T WE, “Trust Fund Baby” (Atlantic)
7. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Whatever It Takes” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
8-T. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF” (Warner Bros.)
8-T. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Sit Next To Me” (Columbia)
10. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 19-20, 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 three new releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

NIALL HORAN – “On The Loose” (Capitol)
Album: Flicker (2017)
Past T40 History: This is Horan’s fourth single off his current solo set; the biggest, “Slow Hands”, spent two weeks at #1 last year.

SEAN PAUL & DAVID GUETTA featuring BECKY G – “Mad Love” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Paul has nine top 40 songs as the lead artist at this format, including his three-week #1, 2006’s “Temperature”.

WHY DON’T WE – “Trust Fund Baby” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: The group’s lone chart song to date, “Something Different”, spent three weeks at #33 last fall. How will this do?

Next week: Format newcomer Bazzi and “New Rules” hitmaker Dua Lipa lead a busy week at the format, while also includes the current Alternative hit by an act that’s had two top 40 entries at this format, AJR.

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

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 18, 2018

You go, “Woman”!

DEBUTS
40. Rozzi – Never Over You
39. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious
38. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Why Don’t We – Trust Fund Baby (37)
24. Niall Horan – On The Loose (30) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
17. George Ezra – Paradise (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (10) | PEAK: #10
09. The Script – Arms Open (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Sheppard – Coming Home (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Maroon 5 – Wait (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (05) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Troye Sivan – My My My! (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bülow – Not A Love Song (2)
2. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (1)
3. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (4)
4. Lights – We Were Here (10)
5. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (6)
6. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (-)
7. Phillip Phillips – Into The Wild (-)
8. Coin – Growing Pains (-)
9. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (-)
10. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle (8)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Girlfriend
Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely (new)
Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (new)
Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up (new)
CHVRCHES – Get Out
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
James Bay – Wild Love
Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special (new)
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree

Chart Notes:

  • A buzzing collaboration from DJ/producer Marshmello and singer Anne-Marie leads this week’s pack of three debuts, in at #38 with “Friends”. The song is approaching the top 40 at Top 40 radio, which follows a notable week of adds on Tuesday evening’s report. One notch lower, the first top 40 hit for Hayley Kiyoko comes in at #39. “Curious” is the first radio single off the upcoming set Expectations, due March 30. It, too, is approaching the top 40 at that radio format, though “Friends” is ahead of it. Finally, at #40, newcomer Rozzi starts her run for “Never Over You”, which just made the top 50 on the Hot AC chart. The singer and songwriter recorded under the name Rozzi Crane several years ago when signed to a different label.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 11, 2018

The Dap-Kings stay king.

DEBUTS
38. Jack & Jack – Beg
37. Why Don’t We – Trust Fund Baby | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Niall Horan – On The Loose (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. George Ezra – Paradise (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
15. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (12) | PEAK: #09
08. The Script – Arms Open (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Maroon 5 – Wait (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Troye Sivan – My My My! (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Sheppard – Coming Home (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (03) | PEAK: #03
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (1)
2. Bülow – Not A Love Song (7)
3. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (6)
4. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (4)
5. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (2)
6. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (10)
7. Rozzi – Never Over You (-)
8. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle (8)
9. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (-)
10. Lights – We Were Here (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Girlfriend
CHVRCHES – Get Out
Coin – Growing Pains (new)
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
James Bay – Wild Love (new)
Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life
Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton – Say Something
LANCO – Greatest Love Story (new)
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree
Toto – Spanish Sea

Chart Notes:

  • New entries from Why Don’t We and Jack & Jack roll into the countdown, which means I could actually be a 14-year-old female in a 27-year-old male’s body. Who knows? Anyways, “Trust Fund Baby” from the pop quintet lands at #37, giving the boys their second top 40 hit on my chart. Their first, “Something Different”, got as high as #23 last fall. One additional song, “These Girls”, bubbled under the survey a couple of months ago. “Trust” was co-written by superstar Ed Sheeran. One spot lower, at #38, “Beg” becomes the first top 40 hit for the duo Jack & Jack. Jack Johnson and Gilinsky have worked together on both comedy bits and music for video platforms like Vine and YouTube for several years now, having accumulated nearly 165 million views on a personal account at the latter website. A new acoustic version of the release features labelmate Olivia O’Brien.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 4, 2018

No need to wonder, “Woman”.

DEBUTS
39. Sting & Shaggy – Don’t Make Me Wait
37. Niall Horan – On The Loose | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Lissie – Best Days (40)
29. George Ezra – Paradise (34)
24. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (29)
20. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (30) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Walk The Moon – One Foot (09) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
09. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Troye Sivan – My My My! (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 – Wait (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – Arms Open (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Sheppard – Coming Home (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (03) | PEAK: #03
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (2)
2. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (1)
3. Jack & Jack – Beg (5)
4. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (4)
5. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (3)
6. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (8)
7. Bülow – Not A Love Song (7)
8. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle (10)
9. Why Don’t We – Trust Fund Baby (-)
10. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Girlfriend
CHVRCHES – Get Out (new)
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You) (new)
Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life
Justin Timberlake – Supplies
Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton – Say Something
Lights – We Were Here (new)
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Rozzi – Never Over You (new)
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree
Toto – Spanish Sea

Chart Notes:

  • As Kesha and The Dap-Kings Horns continue to run the football to #1 on my chart, two new entries enter the game with touchdowns on the brain. (Well, maybe not, but the Super Bowl is coming up in a few hours.) The higher of the two, blasting in at #37, is the fourth solo top 40 single for One Direction‘s Niall Horan. “On The Loose” heads to the Top 40 format in just over two weeks. Horan’s previous three entries, “This Town”, “Slow Hands” and “Too Much To Ask”, all reached #1, and “Slow” topped my yearly survey for 2017. A little lower, at #39, is a future nominee for the oddest collaboration of 2018. The song is “Don’t Make Me Wait”, and it’s done by 66-year-old Sting and 49-year-old Shaggy. Just over a year ago, Sting went to a high of #4 on my chart with “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, establishing he and Elton John as the only performers to reach my top five while over the age of 65. “Don’t” also marks Shaggy’s first single to land in my top 40 since “Strength Of A Woman”, which last appeared on the chart in December 2002. Look out for the odd couple’s collaborative album, 44/876, on April 20. I’m sure it’ll be, uh, smokin’.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 14, 2018

The door to the top swings “Open”.

DEBUTS
38. Dua Lipa – IDGAF
30. Troye Sivan – My My My! | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You (39)
24. Justin Timberlake – Filthy (34)
19. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
15. Maroon 5 – Wait (23)
(see #5 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (06) | PEAK: #05
08. Bastille – World Gone Mad (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Sheppard – Coming Home (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (11) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – One Foot (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (04) | PEAK: #02
01. The Script – Arms Open (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. River Matthews – Sunshine (1)
2. Milck – Quiet (5)
3. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (4)
4. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (2)
5. Blue October – I Hope You’re Happy (10)
6. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (6)
7. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (7)
8. Flagship – Midnight (3)
9. Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (9)
10. Jack & Jack – Beg (-)

In The Mix:
Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (new)
Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (new)
Hundred Handed – Too Good
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking
Jeremy Loops – Waves
Sugarland – Still The Same

Chart Notes:

  • Big congrats to Irish trio The Script, who score their seventh #1 hit on my chart with “Arms Open”, up from 3-1. This entry follows “Rain”, which stalled at #2 for four weeks last year. (Both singles are from the album Freedom Child, which debuted at #1 on the charts in Ireland, Scotland and the U.K. in September.) “Arms” is the act’s 12th top ten song in a row, a massive run that began in 2009 with “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”, which would eventually spend eight weeks at #1 that spring.
  • Two chart-topping artists have the two debuts on this week’s chart, starting with a high one from Troye Sivan and “My My My!”, which flies in at #30. Two years ago, Sivan’s “Youth” spent three weeks at #1, which was followed by a #6 follow-up in “Wild”, featuring Alessia Cara. Meanwhile, entering at #38, the follow-up to recent two-week chart-topper “New Rules” is ready to slay the competition. Dua Lipa‘s latest single is titled “IDGAF”, but you should GAF about her endless pop bops.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 7, 2018

“Too” weeks, one hit.

DEBUTS
39. Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You
34. Justin Timberlake – Filthy
31. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
23. Maroon 5 – Wait (28)
14. James Arthur – Naked (19)
11. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (17) | BIGGEST MOVER — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – World Gone Mad (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Scott Helman – PDA (07) | PEAK: #07
08. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (06) | PEAK: #03
07. Sheppard – Coming Home (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (08) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (04) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – Arms Open (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Walk The Moon – One Foot (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. River Matthews – Sunshine (2)
2. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (1)
3. Flagship – Midnight (3)
4. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (6)
5. Milck – Quiet (-)
6. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (7)
7. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (5)
8. Sugarland – Still The Same (8)
9. Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (-)
10. Blue October – I Hope You’re Happy (-)

In The Mix:
Dua Lipa – IDGAF (new)
Hundred Handed – Too Good
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking
Jeremy Loops – Waves (new)
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • It was a big first week of 2018 for new music by top artists, from lead singles and remixes to soundtrack cuts, and they’re all very much reflected in the countdown this week. Leading the festivities, at #31, is a remix of “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and one of 2017’s hottest newcomers, Cardi B. The original version of the hit, recorded by just Mars, first appeared on his 2016 album 24K Magic. Justin Timberlake also bounces in with this week’s #34 track, “Filthy”. Just ahead of his performance at the Super Bowl, the superstar is out with his forthcoming album Man Of The Woods, due February 2. Finally, climbing in at #39, is another collaboration, this entry from Liam Payne and Rita Ora. “For You” is the first track to be released from the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Freed, which opens in theaters on February 9. (Gee, that’s a whole lot of f-words. Luckily, all of them are clean!)

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