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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 17, 2017

Writing the script for 2017.

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 17, 2017:

Debuts:
40. GRACE VANDERWAAL, “Moonlight”
39. MAGIC GIANT, “Window”
36. U2, “You’re The Best Thing About Me”

Biggest Mover:
KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft” (31-18, thirteen spots)

10. DEMI LOVATO, “Sorry Not Sorry” (steady, second week)
Album: Tell Me You Love Me (2017, Island Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

09. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Cut To The Feeling” (steady, second week)
Album: E•MO•TION: Side B + (2017, Interscope Records)
Peak: #8

08. ARCADE FIRE, “Everything Now” (down 4)
Album: Everything Now (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

07. NIALL HORAN, “Slow Hands” (down 2)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

06. HARRY STYLES, “Two Ghosts” (up 2)
Album: Harry Styles (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. P!NK, “What About Us” (up 2)
Album: Beautiful Trauma (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. GEORGE EZRA, “Don’t Matter Now” (down 2)
Album: Staying At Tamara’s (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Look What You Made Me Do” (up 3)
Album: Reputation (2017, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “Rain” (up 1)
Album: Freedom Child (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. KESHA, “Praying” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Rainbow (2017, Kemosabe/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 12, 2020

Goin’ gaga through July.

DEBUTS
40. Conan Gray – Heather
37. Zara Larsson – Love Me Land | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. AJ Mitchell – Burn (39)
32. Dua Lipa – Hallucinate (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. The Killers – My Own Soul’s Warning (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Tones And I – Ur So F**king Cool (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Niall Horan – Black And White (11) | PEAK: #09
08. The Killers – Caution (05) | PEAK: #02
07. Kelly Clarkson – I Dare You (07) | PEAK: #05
06. The 1975 – If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford – Lay Your Head On Me (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
03. Katy Perry – Daisies (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth – I Hope (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Mickey Guyton – Black Like Me (1)
2. Dermot Kennedy – Giants (5)
3. Tom Walker – Wait For You (4)
4. Jamie Scott – Emily (2)
5. BANNERS – Someone To You (6)
6. Blindlove – I Wanna Be Okay (9)
7. Semisonic – You’re Not Alone (10)
8. Jxdn – Angels & Demons (8)
9. Ruth B. – If I Have A Son (7)
10. Zoe Wees – Control (-)

In The Mix:
Amy Shark – Everybody Rise
Avenue Beat – F2020 (new)
Blackbear – Queen Of Broken Hearts (new)
Cody Fry – Thinking About You
Dixie D’Amelio – Be Happy (new)
Gavin Haley featuring Ella Vos – The Way I Am (new)
Guy Sebastian – Standing With You
Hayley Williams – Dead Horse
James Bay – Chew On My Heart (new)
Jonas Blue & MAX – Naked
JP Saxe – Hey Stupid, I Love You
Justin Timberlake – Perfect For Me
Katy Perry – Smile (new)
Kenzie featuring Sia – Exhale
Michele Morrone – Hard For Me (new)
Noah Cyrus – Young & Sad
Peach Tree Rascals – Mariposa (new)
Saint Motel – Preach (new)
Sheppard – Symphony
Silversun Pickups – Toy Soldiers (new)
The Chicks (f/k/a Dixie Chicks) – March March

Chart Notes:

  • Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande‘s global hit “Rain On Me” easily scores a fourth week at #1 on my personal chart, as Dua Lipa‘s latest single “Hallucinate” is the Biggest Mover, lifting from 38-32 in its second week in the countdown. This week’s new entries come from Zara Larsson, who lands at #37 with “Love Me Land”, and Conan Gray, who bows at #40 with “Heather”. Last September, Larsson scored three weeks at #1 with “All The Time”, her only chart-topper to date. Earlier this year, Gray’s first chart entry, titled “Maniac”, spent two weeks at #15.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 10, 2020

Let’s Dua ‘nother week at #1.

DEBUTS
40. Michael Franti & Spearhead – I Got You
36. Jamie Scott – Friendly Fire | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. ArtistsCAN – Lean On Me (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
16. Kelly Clarkson – I Dare You (21) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Demi Lovato – I Love Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Sam Fischer – This City (05) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
08. Tones And I – Bad Child (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Harry Styles – Falling (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Benee featuring Gus Dapperton – Supalonely (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – Physical (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (02) | PEAK: #02
02. The Killers – Caution (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Alec Benjamin – Oh My God (1)
2. Jason Mraz – Look For The Good (2)
3. Lukas Graham – Scars (3)
4. Natalie Taylor – Surrender (7)
5. OneRepublic – Better Days (5)
6. Avril Lavigne – We Are Warriors (10)
7. The Rolling Stones – Living In A Ghost Town (9)
8. Asher Angel – Guilty (-)
9. Goo Goo Dolls – Fearless (-)
10. Picture This – Troublemaker (-)

In The Mix:
Alesso featuring Liam Payne – Midnight
Ava Max – Kings & Queens
BANNERS – Always Yours
Lukas Graham – Love Songs
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age
Madison Beer – Selfish (new)
Passenger – London In The Spring
Sheppard – Come Back
Tessa Violet – Bored (new)

Chart Notes:

  • On this Mother’s Day weekend, Dua Lipa‘s “Break My Heart” scores a third week at #1 on my personal chart. This week’s top 40 debuts come in at #36 and #40 for Jamie Scott and Michael Franti & Spearhead, respectively. “Friendly Fire” marks Scott’s third solo tune outside of the duo Graffiti6 to make my chart. With four #1 singles to date here, split evenly between the duo and his solo career, we’ll see if this release can add to his total. “I Got You” is the first song to make my personal chart for Franti and his band since 2013’s “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)”, which got to #28. Their biggest single to date, 2009’s “Say Hey (I Love You)”, went as high as #12 for two weeks.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 3, 2020

“My Heart” will go on (at #1.)

DEBUTS
39. Dagny – Somebody
37. The 1975 – If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)
35. ArtistsCAN – Lean On Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth – I Hope (39)
31. Niall Horan – Black And White (36)
21. Kelly Clarkson – I Dare You (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
(see #8/#10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Benee featuring Gus Dapperton – Supalonely (16) | PEAK: #10
09. The 1975 – Me & You Together Song (07) | PEAK: #06
08. Tones And I – Bad Child (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Harry Styles – Falling (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Sam Fischer – This City (05) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
04. The Killers – Caution (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Dua Lipa – Physical (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Alec Benjamin – Oh My God (3)
2. Jason Mraz – Look For The Good (6)
3. Lukas Graham – Scars (1)
4. Jamie Scott – Friendly Fire (-)
5. OneRepublic – Better Days (5)
6. Lindsay Lohan – Back To Me (2)
7. Natalie Taylor – Surrender (9)
8. The Pretenders – The Buzz (7)
9. The Rolling Stones – Living In A Ghost Town (10)
10. Avril Lavigne – We Are Warriors (-)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – Six Feet Apart
Alesso featuring Liam Payne – Midnight
Ava Max – Kings & Queens
BANNERS – Always Yours (new)
Lukas Graham – Love Songs (new)
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age
Passenger – London In The Spring (new)
Picture This – Troublemaker (new)
Sheppard – Come Back
Walk Off The Earth featuring Gnash – Nicknames

Chart Notes:

  • Dua Lipa‘s most recent single “Break My Heart” spends a second week at #1 on my personal chart, which also marks her seventh week at the top in total this year alone. Three debuts launch in the top 40 this week and it’s truly an international event: from Canada, ArtistsCAN starts at #35 with a remake of the Bill Withers classic “Lean On Me”. Benefitting Coronavirus relief up north, the tune features more than one dozen artists that have previously ranked on my list, ten of whom have reached the top ten, including Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams and Michael Bublé. English rockers The 1975 debut at #37 with “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)”, the latest single from their forthcoming album Notes On A Conditional Form. The song reached the top 20 nationally in the U.K. and Ireland as of a few days ago. Norway’s Dagny also enters this week at #39 with “Somebody”, marking her first appearance on my chart since 2016. She’s expected to release a new EP later this month.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 26, 2020

Chart’s got “Heart”.

DEBUTS
40. Martin Garrix featuring Clinton Kane – Drown
39. Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth – I Hope
36. Niall Horan – Black And White | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Kelly Clarkson – I Dare You (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Shawn Hook – I Don’t Wanna Dance (08) | PEAK: #08
09. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (06) | PEAK: #03
08. Harry Styles – Falling (13) | PEAK: #08
07. The 1975 – Me & You Together Song (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Sam Fischer – This City (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
04. The Killers – Caution (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Dua Lipa – Physical (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lukas Graham – Scars (2)
2. Lindsay Lohan – Back To Me (4)
3. Alec Benjamin – Oh My God (7)
4. Christina Aguilera – Loyal Brave True (1)
5. OneRepublic – Better Days (10)
6. Jason Mraz – Look For The Good (9)
7. The Pretenders – The Buzz (8)
8. The 1975 – If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) (-)
9. Natalie Taylor – Surrender (-)
10. The Rolling Stones – Living In A Ghost Town (-)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – Six Feet Apart
Alesso featuring Liam Payne – Midnight
Ava Max – Kings & Queens
Avril Lavigne – We Are Warriors (new)
Leon Bridges featuring John Mayer – Inside Friend
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age
Sheppard – Come Back (new)
Walk Off The Earth featuring Gnash – Nicknames

Chart Notes:

  • After reaching #1 last week with “Physical”, Dua Lipa is still holding onto the top spot… but with a different tune. “Break My Heart” makes a 4-1 move to become her fifth chart-topper to date and third of 2020, the most of any artist on my chart this year. Lipa is the first performer to replace themselves at #1 since 2006 and is the first woman to do so. Though its five-week run to the top spot isn’t a record, “Break My Heart” does match the speedy climbs of hits like Adele‘s “Hello” (2015) and Taylor Swift‘s “Look What You Made Me Do” (2017), which held at #1 for seven and four weeks, respectively. In non-Dua Lipa news, Niall Horan‘s “Black And White” leads a batch of three debuts at #36. This is the fourth track to enter my chart from his recent album Flicker, one of which got to #1: 2019’s “Nice To Meet Ya”. “I Hope”, a recent #1 hit at the Country radio format by American Idol alum Gabby Barrett, enters at #39 thanks to a new version with Charlie Puth. Finally, at #40, Martin Garrix and Clinton Kane are also new to the chart with “Drown”. The collaboration ranks just below the top 50 at Top 40 radio.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 13, 2020

Climate’s changing on the charts.

The updated forecast says New Music Friday is looking hot this week with new albums from Grouplove, Niall Horan and Two Feet, as well as singles from Ava Max, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and Tones And I. Has anyone seen the sunscreen? We’re burning up already:

GROUPLOVE – Healer (iTunes)
Features: “Deleter”, a current top ten hit on the Alternative radio chart

NIALL HORAN – Heartbreak Weather (iTunes)
Features: “Nice To Meet Ya”, a former top 20 song on the Hot AC and Top 40 radio charts, as well as the new single “No Judgement”

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Trolls World Tour (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Features: the SZA and Justin Timberlake duet “The Other Side”, which is at or nearing the top 20 on the Hot AC and Top 40 radio charts

Notable albums out this week: Caitlyn Smith‘s Supernova (iTunes), Don Toliver‘s Heaven Or Hell (iTunes), Felly‘s Mariposa (iTunes), Joywave‘s Possession (iTunes), Jucee Froot‘s Black Sheep (iTunes), Magdalena Bay‘s A Little Rhythm And A Wicked Feeling (iTunes), Rich The Kid‘s Boss Man (iTunes), Seafret‘s Most Of Us Are Strangers (iTunes), Shoffy‘s Flash (iTunes), Two Feet‘s Pink (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: ALMA‘s Have U Seen Her? (Part II) (iTunes), Big Freedia‘s Louder (iTunes), Jack Harlow‘s Sweet Action (iTunes), Renforshort‘s Teenage Angst (iTunes), Sub Urban‘s Thrill Seeker (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Alter Ego”, Kaleo (iTunes)
“Bad Child” and “Can’t Be Happy All The Time”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“Big Drip (Remix)”, Fivio Foreign featuring Quavo & Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Brave Enough”, Josh Cumbee (iTunes)
“Bullets With Names”, Machine Gun Kelly featuring Young Thug, RJMrLA & Lil Duke (iTunes)
“By My Side”, Black Atlass featuring Sonia (iTunes)
“Can I Kiss You?”, Dahl (iTunes)
“Caution”, The Killers (iTunes)
“Chandelier”, Damien Rice (iTunes)
“Cold”, Caroline Kole (iTunes)
“Didn’t I”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Forever”, Fletcher (iTunes)
“Forfeit.”, Kiana Ledé featuring Lucky Daye (iTunes)
“Freak”, Tyga featuring Megan Thee Stallion (iTunes)
“Give Me Strength” and “Peace Love Happiness”, Calvin Harris & Love Regenerator (iTunes)
“Gummy”, Loud Luxury & Brando (iTunes)
“Home”, Livingston (iTunes)
“How To Be Lonely”, Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Italiana”, Kota Banks (iTunes)
“Jealous”, Lennon Stella (iTunes)
“Jealous Of Myself”, Galxara (iTunes)
“Kings & Queens”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Levi High”, DaniLeigh featuring DaBaby (iTunes)
“Liar”, Brandon Gomes featuring Shawney (iTunes)
“Lottery”, Dinah Jane (iTunes)
“Lotto”, Joyner Lucas (iTunes)
“Man”, JoJo (iTunes)
“Mutual Love”, Shallou featuring Zachary Knowles (iTunes)
“No One Will Miss Me”, Delta Rae (iTunes)
“Not Like Falling Out Of Love”, Nick Wilson (iTunes)
“Okay With That”, Phangs (iTunes)
“Oprah’s Bank Account”, Lil Yachty & DaBaby featuring Drake (iTunes)
“Paper Planes”, Elina (iTunes)
“Party With My Friends”, MKTO (iTunes)
“Perfection’s A Thing And You’re It”, Maddy Jane (iTunes)
“Pink Dust”, A.CHAL (iTunes)
“Play With Fire (Extended)”, Sam Tinnesz featuring Yacht Money (iTunes)
“Quiet Motions”, MXMToon (iTunes)
“Serve”, Symba (iTunes)
“Sicko”, Felix Jaehn featuring Gashi & Faangs (iTunes)
“Simmer (Caroline Polachek Remix)”, Hayley Williams (iTunes)
“Sink”, Maya B featuring SAINt JHN (iTunes)
“Something Comforting”, Porter Robinson (iTunes)
“Stuck On You”, RAC + Phil Good (iTunes)
“The Difference”, Flume featuring Toro Y Moi (iTunes)
“The World Is Flat And This Is The Edge”, KennyHoopla (iTunes)
“To Die For (Acoustic)”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Toxic”, Kehlani (iTunes)
“Type 2”, Rence (iTunes)
“U N Eye”, Boy In Space (iTunes)
“Urs”, John-Robert (iTunes)
“We Got Love”, Teyana Taylor featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill (iTunes)
“Where You Wanna Be”, R3HAB featuring Elena Temnikova (iTunes)
“Who Would Have Thought”, Dylan Dunlap (iTunes)
“Who’s Gonna Love You”, Emilie Nicolas (iTunes)
“Worry About Me”, Ellie Goulding featuring Blackbear (iTunes)
“Z”, Gayle (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Alicia Keys, Conan Gray, Kelsea Ballerini and The Weeknd 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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 8, 2020

Still adored by Adam.

DEBUTS
39. Dixie Chicks – Gaslighter
35. Demi Lovato – I Love Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Harry Styles – Falling (36)
25. SZA x Justin Timberlake – The Other Side (32)
20. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (30) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan – Put A Little Love On Me (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time (07) | PEAK: #05
08. The 1975 – Me & You Together Song (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Tones And I – Never Seen The Rain (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Sam Fischer – This City (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Harry Styles – Adore You (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. ROZES x Mat Kearney – Walls (1)
2. John Legend – Conversations In The Dark (2)
3. Tate McRae – Stupid (4)
4. ZZ Ward – Break Her Heart (5)
5. Sheppard – Don’t Believe In Love (10)
6. Christine And The Queens – People, I’ve Been Sad (6)
7. Alanis Morissette – Smiling (8)
8. Jack Garratt – Time (9)
9. Katy Perry – Never Worn White (-)
10. Jimmie Allen & Noah Cyrus – This Is Us (-)

In The Mix:
Andy Grammer & Elle King – Best Of You
Benee featuring Gus Dapperton – Supalonely (new)
Billie Eilish – No Time To Die
Bon Jovi – Limitless
Christina Aguilera – Loyal Brave True (new)
Grace Potter featuring Lucius – Back To Me
Haim – The Steps (new)
James Newman – My Last Breath
Mickey Guyton – What Are You Gonna Tell Her? (new)
Montaigne – Don’t Break Me
Wilder Woods – Someday Soon (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Harry Styles is once again at the top of my personal chart with the hit “Adore You”, earning its third week at #1. This marks his longest stay at the summit as a soloist. Next week, Sam Fischer‘s “This City”, which moves from 4-2, is likely to challenge Styles for the top spot. Lady Gaga has the week’s Biggest Mover with “Stupid Love”, climbing from 30-20 in its second week in the top 40. Two new songs also enter on the survey this week, both of which were released in the last few days: “I Love Me” by Demi Lovato at #35 and “Gaslighter” by the Dixie Chicks at #39.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 1, 2020

Styling the top again.

DEBUTS
40. Lauv – Modern Loneliness
36. Harry Styles – Falling
32. SZA x Justin Timberlake – The Other Side
30. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (38)
25. Coldplay – Champion Of The World (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
20. Niall Horan – No Judgement (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan – Put A Little Love On Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Alanis Morissette – Reasons I Drink (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time (07) | PEAK: #05
06. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Sam Fischer – This City (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Tones And I – Never Seen The Rain (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Harry Styles – Adore You (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. ROZES x Mat Kearney – Walls (1)
2. John Legend – Conversations In The Dark (3)
3. Anson Seabra – Trying My Best (2)
4. Tate McRae – Stupid (4)
5. ZZ Ward – Break Her Heart (6)
6. Christine And The Queens – People, I’ve Been Sad (7)
7. Ali Gatie – What If I Told You That I Love You (5)
8. Alanis Morissette – Smiling (10)
9. Jack Garratt – Time (9)
10. Sheppard – Don’t Believe In Love (-)

In The Mix:
Andy Grammer & Elle King – Best Of You
Billie Eilish – No Time To Die
Bon Jovi – Limitless
Grace Potter featuring Lucius – Back To Me
James Newman – My Last Breath (new)
Jimmie Allen & Noah Cyrus – This Is Us
Leslie Odom, Jr. – Go Crazy
Montaigne – Don’t Break Me

Chart Notes:

  • Harry Styles holds strong and earns a second week at #1 with “Adore You”, while also entering the top 40 at #36 with “Falling”. It’s the fourth chart single off his Fine Line album, with a music video for the song debuting two days ago. Lady Gaga‘s “Stupid Love” starts at #30 after a big release day on Friday, making it the Highest Debut on this week’s chart. Just behind her, SZA and Justin Timberlake‘s “The Other Side” (off the Trolls World Tour soundtrack) enters at #32 following its release on Wednesday. Lauv‘s “Modern Loneliness” is also new to the top 40 this week after claiming the Most Added title at Top 40 radio last Tuesday, bowing at #40. Thanks for visiting the blog on my 30th birthday!

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 16, 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. The long weekend isn’t stopping some great action on the pop airwaves, including plenty of debuts and a return at #1. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

NEW WEEK, OLD POST: Post Malone‘s giant hit “Circles” isn’t budging from its spot in the top three on the pop survey, where the song has planted itself since early November. Rebounding from 2-1, this is its seventh nonconsecutive week at the top. The track also holds at #2 on this week’s Hot AC chart, as it continues to try and capture the top spot there.

With their 13th top 40 hit at the format, Sam Smith debuts at #37 with the title cut from his album To Die For. The tune lands just below the top 40 at the Hot AC format, but should easily reach the region by next weekend’s update. Niall Horan also enters in the top 40 with his seventh solo hit outside of One Direction, “No Judgement”. It starts at #39. “No” is the follow-up to “Nice To Meet Ya”, a title which returns to the top 40 thanks to the Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj collaboration of the same name. It climbs from 44-40, marking Trainor’s 14th top 40 single to date and Minaj’s 39th on the pop airwaves.

This week’s top 50 debut action is led by DaBaby‘s recent Rhythmic and Urban radio smash “Bop”, which checks in at #46. Minaj’s collaboration with chart newcomer Karol G, “Tusa”, starts at #47. The bilingual song, which has charted well across Latin America, is likely to do well in the States with an updated version that’s predominantly sung in English. Another pair of collaborations land in the #48 and #49 positions, as Future and Drake‘s “Life Is Good” and Russ and Bia‘s “Best On Earth” enter the region. Lastly, the fifth new track in the top 50 comes from Madison Beer, who narrowly sneaks in at #50 with “Good In Goodbye”. “Life” and “Best” haven’t officially gone for adds at the format, but the other three debuts impacted on Tuesday.

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