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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 19, 2017

On the good “Foot”.

DEBUTS
39. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
37. Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran & Future – End Game | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears (37)
28. Bastille – World Gone Mad (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Bishop Briggs – Dream (30)
22. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (09) | PEAK: #09
08. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (08) | PEAK: #08
07. P!nk – What About Us (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Dua Lipa – New Rules (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – One Foot (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (2)
2. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (4)
3. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (9)
4. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
5. Loote – Out Of My Head (5)
6. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (8)
7. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (6)
8. Why Don’t We – These Girls (-)
9. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (-)
10. Fall Out Boy – Hold Me Tight Or Don’t (-)

In The Mix:
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (new)
Flagship – Midnight
Mainland – I Found God
Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Serena Ryder – Ice Age

Chart Notes:

  • They scored three #1 songs in a row from their last album, Talking Is Hard. Now, the Ohio band Walk The Moon returns to the top with the lead single from their follow-up What If Nothing. Leaping from 5-1 in its ninth week on the survey, “One Foot” bravely steps over the competition, becoming the 18th song to reach #1 during the 2017 chart year. “One” is currently in the top ten on the Alternative chart, the band’s core format, while it also crosses over to the Hot AC and Top 40 formats.
  • This week’s two debuts come from female soloists with new singles from recent releases. With her third chart song from the album reputation, the current #1 title in the land, Taylor Swift comes in at #37 with “End Game”. The highest new entry’s a collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Future. Just two spots lower, at #39, is Demi Lovato with the title track from Tell Me You Love Me, which hit the top five several weeks ago. It’s her follow-up to “Sorry Not Sorry”, which peaked at #9.
  • Next week marks the last week of the 2017 chart year! Getting excited for the Top 100 of 2017? It’ll be here before you know it, and I’ll have an update on all the dates next week, so check back then.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 14, 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: Eminem‘s “Water” wars hydrate the panel, while Walk The Moon gets on the good “Foot” with a few dozen programmers. Don’t get mad, get adds:

“WATER” YOU WAITING FOR?: The buzz is big on the forthcoming album by Eminem, Revival, which is out on Friday. The Interscope star offers a first taste of the set with “Walk On Water”, featuring Columbia’s Beyoncé, which takes the runner-up spot on this week’s Top 40 report, added at 39 stations in its first week. Of course, this means that Selena Gomez and Marshmello‘s “Wolves” howls in the top spot for a third consecutive week, new at another 49 stations, which is quite an achievement. It is now in the top 25 at the format, and headed for much higher. (Of course, I probably said that about “Bad Liar” and “Fetish” too, and those two singles bottomed out below the top ten. Anyways, we’ll see what happens.)

Beyond those two collaborations in the top two spots, one of the other big winners on impact is “One Foot” from RCA’s Walk The Moon, which picks up 30 adds for a strong third place finish. The Ohio group’s “Shut Up And Dance” just missed the top spot two years ago, stalling at #2 for three weeks that June and July. (They’ve had two additional charting releases, though neither has gone past #45.) The band’s What If Nothing was released on Friday and will likely enter in the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart. “Foot” is currently #9 on the Alternative radio list and #44 on the Hot AC survey.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. SELENA GOMEZ x MARSHMELLO, “Wolves” (Interscope)
2. EMINEM featuring BEYONCÉ, “Walk On Water” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
3. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot” (RCA)
4. DEMI LOVATO, “Tell Me You Love Me” (Island/Republic)
5. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN & FUTURE, “End Game” (Big Machine/Republic)
6. HARRY STYLES, “Kiwi” (Columbia)
7. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
8. CALVIN HARRIS featuring KEHLANI & LIL YACHTY, “Faking It” (Columbia)
9. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
10-T. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
10-T. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
10-T. SOFI TUKKER, “Best Friend” (Ultra/in2une)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 12, 2017

What’s “New”, Dua?

DEBUTS
39. Bastille – World Gone Mad
38. Sheppard – Coming Home
37. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears
36. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Bishop Briggs – Dream (36)
27. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (32)
22. The Script – Arms Open (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
15. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phillip Phillips – Miles (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (11) | PEAK: #09
08. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Walk The Moon – One Foot (05) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – New Rules (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (2)
3. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (9)
4. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (8)
5. Loote – Out Of My Head (5)
6. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (6)
7. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (4)
8. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (-)
9. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (-)
10. Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds (-)

In The Mix:
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Fastball – Best Friend
Flagship – Midnight (new)
Mainland – I Found God
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (new)
Serena Ryder – Ice Age (new)
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous
Why Don’t We – These Girls (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It was a quiet week for new entries last time around, but this week, the action is back with four new singles in the mix. With the week’s highest debut at #36, Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels collaborate on “I Miss You”. It’s the third top 40 song for the trio, and the fourth for Michaels. The track is climbing at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio, having impacted at the pop format last Tuesday, and it should be appearing in our Radio Active column by the end of the month. “Smoke Clears” is just behind “Miss”, entering at #37 for Andy Grammer. His forthcoming album, titled The Good Parts, is out December 1. It’s his ninth hit on my chart since 2010.
  • The other two debuts this week are from foreign bands from have previously hit #1 on my chart. Rolling in at #38, Coming Home” marks the seventh top 40 entry on my chart for Sheppard, who reached the top in 2013 with “Hold My Tongue”. It currently sits just below the top ten on Australia’s iTunes chart. A notch below them, at #39, is the seventh top 40 single for Bastille, “World Gone Mad”, off the soundtrack to the upcoming Netflix film Bright. The quartet is looking for their fourth #1 on my chart, having previously led with “Pompeii” (2013), “Of The Night” (2014) and “Good Grief” (2016).

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 5, 2017

“New” at the top.

DEBUTS
none

TOP GAINERS
34. The Script – Arms Open (40)
32. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (37)
23. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (28)
21. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (26)
19. Harry Styles – Kiwi (27) | BIGGEST MOVER
16. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Phillip Phillips – Miles (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Walk The Moon – One Foot (06) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – New Rules (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (2)
3. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You (9)
4. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (5)
5. Loote – Out Of My Head (4)
6. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (3)
7. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (7)
8. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (10)
9. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (-)
10. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears (-)

In The Mix:
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Fastball – Best Friend
Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (new)
Mainland – I Found God
Malia – Champagne Clouds
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous

Chart Notes:

  • For the past ten weeks, three #1 songs by solo women have dominated the top spot. Now, a fourth song extends that total to 11. Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” rules over my chart this week, up 3-1 in its 14th week in the top 40. The international hit is just below the top 15 on Top 40 radio, and is also posting nice gains at the Hot AC and Rhythmic formats. Last week’s #1, “What About Us” by P!nk, tumbles to #4 after three weeks at the summit.
  • No debuts are on my chart this week, but there are plenty of notable movers in the top 40, including Harry Styles‘s “Kiwi” (27-19) and The Head And The Heart‘s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (23-16). Styles is looking for his third solo top ten single in a row, while the Seattle band is going for their first trip into the region. Stay tuned to see how they do!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 31, 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: do “Wolves” eat “Kiwi” on Halloween? Probably not. However, the panel’s eating up hot singles from Selena Gomez and Harry Styles. Get spooky, kids:

HOWLIN’ FOR A HIT: “Wolves” is hungry for adds this week, even though it’s not impacting until next Tuesday. Of course, that title belongs to Interscope’s Selena Gomez and RCA’s Marshmello, who scare up 36 early commitments from the panel. With a Most Added single and plenty of more stations due to come in next week, expect this collaboration to stick around for a while. This may or may not be a single from Gomez’s forthcoming album, primarily due to the fact that we don’t know much about the set or if Gomez’s three chart songs from earlier this year will be a part of the tracklisting. Stay tuned for more details.

Finishing in second place for the week, with 29 new stations on impact, is “Kiwi” from Columbia’s Harry Styles. The tasty treat is the third radio single from his self-titled album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year. Styles is likely due for a nomination or two (or more) at the upcoming Grammy Awards, the ceremony occurring on January 28, so it’s a smart idea to have a new single on the radio during the nomination process. Good luck Harry!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SELENA GOMEZ x MARSHMELLO, “Wolves” (Interscope)
2. HARRY STYLES, “Kiwi” (Columbia)
3. MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA, “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
4-T. AVICII featuring RITA ORA, “Lonely Together” (Geffen/Interscope)
4-T. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
6-T. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
6-T. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
8-T. CHEAT CODES featuring FETTY WAP, “Feels Great” (300 Entertainment/in2une)
8-T. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 29, 2017

P!nk gets colorful once again.

DEBUTS
40. The Script – Arms Open
39. Bishop Briggs – Dream
38. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (33)
26. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. ZAYN featuring Sia – Dusk Till Dawn (24)
15. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Phillip Phillips – Miles (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Walk The Moon – One Foot (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Dua Lipa – New Rules (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. P!nk – What About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (3)
3. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (7)
4. Loote – Out Of My Head (6)
5. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (8)
6. Taylor Swift – Gorgeous (-)
7. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (10)
8. New Politics – Color Green (9)
9. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You (-)
10. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (-)

In The Mix:
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not (new)
Fastball – Best Friend
Mainland – I Found God
Malia – Champagne Clouds (new)
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul (new)
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • Bleachers are back on my chart with the follow-up to “Don’t Take The Money”, which spent five weeks at the top earlier in the year. “I Miss Those Days” is this week’s Highest Debut at #38. Both songs are taken from the album Gone Now. “Don’t” is sure to be a notable contender for #1 on my year-end chart for 2017, but with four weeks left in the chart year, anything is possible! Stay tuned for more details on the schedule soon.
  • Singer Bishop Briggs makes her “Dream” a reality, as her new single enters at #39 on my newest chart. Last year, “River” went to #3 on the Alternative chart, giving the singer her biggest radio hit to date. (She’s currently rising at that format on a collaboration with the Cold War Kids titled “So Tied Up”, which is in the top 20.)
  • Finally, at #40, is The Script and “Arms Open”, the second top 40 hit from their Freedom Child album. It’s their 12th time on my chart since 2009. The previous single from their latest set, a former #2 song called “Rain”, drops to #13 this week.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 24, 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: at least nine singles ended up officially impacting this week… yes, nine, so adds were pretty split all around. That being said, new titles from Liam Payne and NF were among the big winners of that battle. Check them all out below:

“DOWN” FOR THE CROWN: Format newcomer NF, already popular in the Christian world, takes the Most Added title on this week’s report with “Let You Down”, scoring 38 new stations on impact. This achievement comes after plenty of early commitments came in for the song over the last month (its impact date was even moved up a week) and its debut in the top 50 over the weekend. “Down” is searching to become the first crossover release by a Christian performer to reach the top 40 on Top 40 radio since Britt Nicole‘s “Gold”, which peaked at #29 in February 2013. Based on current gains, it could do it as early as this weekend. (I guess he was looking to a higher power for some help!)

Liam Payne‘s “Bedroom Floor” (#3, 26 new stations) also has a significant group of adds, as the former One Direction singer is trying for his second solo #1 on the pop chart, following the Quavo-assisted “Strip That Down”, which held there for a single week about two weeks ago. A couple of interesting collaborations also join the party in the top ten this week, with “Meant To Be” (#5, 22 new stations) by pop singer Bebe Rexha and country duo Florida Georgia Line pacing just ahead of “Feels Great” (#6, 20 new stations) from EDM trio Cheat Codes and rapper Fetty Wap. Look for both of those future hits, along with Payne’s solo track, to chart in the coming weeks.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
2. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
3-T. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)
3-T. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
5. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
6. CHEAT CODES featuring FETTY WAP, “Feels Great” (300 Entertainment/in2une)
7. ALEX AIONO featuring TRINIDAD CARDONA, “Does It Feel Like Falling” (Interscope)
8. MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA, “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
9. POST MALONE featuring 21 SAVAGE, “rockstar” (Republic)
10-T. DAYA, “New” (Interscope)
10-T. TAYLOR SWIFT, “…Ready For It?” (Big Machine/Republic)

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