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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 17, 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: it’s all about the ladies, as the new song by Halsey goes up against a huge soundtrack cut from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey. Alright, angels, let’s add ’em up:

A GRAVE SITUATION: After missing the top ten earlier this year with “Nightmare” and the BTS collaboration “Boy With Luv”, Halsey could be headed back into the region with her new single “Graveyard”, taken from her upcoming album Manic. Following a soft debut at #48 on last Sunday’s published update, the song roars in at the top of the adds report with 133 stations on impact. It’s likely to see a larger move into the top 40 by the weekend.

Of course, this means that the Grande, Cyrus and Del Rey collaboration “Don’t Call Me Angel” has to settle for a second place start, but with a substantial 97 stations on impact, it certainly has nothing to complain about. The single is featured on the soundtrack to the new Charlie’s Angels film; the album is released on November 1, while the movie opens two weeks later. “Don’t” should also fly into the top 40 by the next published update.

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

Liam Payne and The Chainsmokers are among the artists impacting with new releases that are looking at a top five finish next Tuesday. Who will takeaway the top prize from the other? Will someone else surprise? Stay tuned.


MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. HALSEY, “Graveyard” (Capitol)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
4. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
5. CAMILA CABELLO, “Liar” (Syco/Epic)
6. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
7-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Teeth” (Interscope)
7-T. LOUD LUXURY & BRYCE VINE, “I’m Not Alright” (Sire/Warner-Armada)
9. CAMILA CABELLO, “Shameless” (Syco/Epic)
10. POST MALONE, “Circles” (Republic)

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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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 1, 2019

Good thing it’s #1!

DEBUTS
39. Grace Potter – Love Is Love
34. Taylor Swift – Lover | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Why Don’t We – What Am I (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Normani – Motivation (32)
25. Ingrid Michaelson – Young And In Love (31)
22. Dean Lewis – Waves (27)
18. Katy Perry – Small Talk (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (07) | PEAK: #07
09. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Bastille – Joy (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Zara Larsson – All The Time (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Keane – The Way I Feel (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (5)
2. Morgxn – A New Way (4)
3. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (3)
4. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (1)
5. James Blunt – Cold (-)
6. Lizzo – Good As Hell (10)
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (6)
8. NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven (8)
9. JOHN.k – If We Never Met (9)
10. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain
Ben Platt – Rain (new)
John Newman & Nina Nesbitt – Without You (new)
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor
Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You
Miley Cyrus – Slide Away
New Hope Club – Love Again
Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya! (new)
The Highwomen – The Chain
The Score – Stay
Walk Off The Earth – I’ll Be There (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Illenium and Jon Bellion move from 3-1 on this week’s chart with “Good Things Fall Apart”, the first #1 song for both acts. You can find the hit on Illenium’s album Ascend, which was released two weeks ago. Why Don’t We climbs from 40-33 with this week’s Biggest Mover, “What Am I”, one of last week’s top five Most Added singles at the Top 40 format. Two very lovable debuts also reach the top 40, with Taylor Swift‘s “Lover” bowing at #34 and Grace Potter‘s “Love Is Love” entering at #39. Swift’s album cut is looking to make the top 50 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 charts this week from unsolicited airplay, while Potter’s song may land just outside the top 40 on the Triple A chart.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 27, 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: before we take a hit holiday, a number of new titles pounce on the top five slots, as AJ Mitchell and Ava Max quickly lead the way with a slow song for the format. Let’s add ’em up:

FRIENDS IN “SLOW” PLACES: Our weekly dance for Top 40 adds ends with Mitchell and Max’s release “Slow Dance” scoring tens from all the judges for their flawless routine… and 48 stations on impact certainly doesn’t hurt either. Mitchell’s charted twice at the format with two songs that have achieved minor success: 2018’s “Girls” (#38) and “All My Friends” (#21) from a few months back. Look for the collaboration to make the top 50 at the end of the week, marking the third song to enter the region for both acts. Mitchell’s new EP, which bears the same name as its single, was released last Friday.

Though it doesn’t officially impact here until the second week of September, Why Don’t We‘s “What Am I” has a good start at the format with 35 stations this Tuesday. It’s enough to squeeze into a third place finish, though we’ll see if it can reach the top spot on the log in the next couple of weeks. Following behind them, Khalid and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s new version of “Right Back” earns 34 stations and the fourth position on the list, while Alessia Cara‘s “Rooting For You” slides into fifth place with 33 adds. A soundtrack cut from Lauv and Anne-Marie also gets some decent action from the panel: “F*ck I’m Lonely”, which is included on the companion album to the new season of 13 Reasons Why, is in sixth place with 21 new stations.

Charting releases by NF, SHAED and Twenty One Pilots are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Have a relaxing and restful Labor Day weekend!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX, “Slow Dance” (Epic)
2. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
3. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. KHALID featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Right Back” (RCA)
5. ALESSIA CARA, “Rooting For You” (Def Jam)
6. LAUV featuring ANNE-MARIE, “F*ck, I’m Lonely” (AWAL/in2une)
7. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
8. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
9-T. SAWEETIE, “My Type” (ICY/Artistry/Warner)
9-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “The Hype” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 25, 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. For all of you señores y señoritas wanting to know how your favorite songs are doing, let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

IF I CAN HAVE TWO: It’s a huge week for Shawn Mendes on the Top 40 chart, as the pop star leaps from 3-1 with the Camila Cabello-assisted “Señorita”, while “If I Can’t Have You” reverses direction and leaps from 4-2, thanks in part to a midweek spike in airplay. Though originally released as stand-alone singles, both tracks can be found on a digital reissue of his 2018 self-titled album. Mendes joins Halsey as the only two artists to control the top two slots on the pop chart for a period of time this year.

Charting with her third top 40 solo hit, Normani leaps onto the survey at #34 with “Motivation”, which was last Tuesday’s top title on the weekly adds report. Of course, Normani had an additional nine top 40 songs as a member of Fifth Harmony. The late great Whitney Houston earns her 30th top 40 hit this week thanks to Kygo‘s new version of “Higher Love”, up 41-38. It also makes the top 40 on the Hot AC chart this Sunday. On the pop airwaves, this marks Kygo’s sixth top 40 single to date. The third and final entry in the region is the first for viral star Lil Tecca, who bounces from 43-40 with “Ransom”. The song also makes a significant move at the Rhythmic radio format, where it lifts into the top ten.

“Small Talk” leads off this week’s top 50 entries, as Katy Perry‘s latest release bows at #42. It’s her third single to chart this year. A few spots lower, at #46, Twenty One Pilots return to the pop airspace with “The Hype”. The song is currently approaching the top ten on the Alternative chart and heads for adds at the Hot AC format tomorrow. Finally, at #49, Saweetie makes the Top 40 list for the first time with “My Type”, a recent top ten hit on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts. The tune samples Petey Pablo‘s “Freek-A-Leek”, a 2004 single which spent two weeks at #18 that July.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 25, 2019

A Keane sense of a hit.

DEBUTS
40. Why Don’t We – What Am I
39. Diplo featuring Morgan Wallen – Heartless | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Normani – Motivation (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
31. Ingrid Michaelson – Young And In Love (38)
28. Keane – Love Too Much (33)
23. Katy Perry – Small Talk (29)
19. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (25)
18. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (23)
13. Stephen Puth – Look Away (18)
11. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (16)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Zara Larsson – All The Time (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Bastille – Joy (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Keane – The Way I Feel (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (1)
2. Stanaj – Love Me (4)
3. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (2)
4. Morgxn – A New Way (6)
5. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (8)
6. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (7)
7. Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (3)
8. NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven (10)
9. JOHN.k – If We Never Met (9)
10. Lizzo – Good As Hell (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain (new)
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor
Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You (new)
Miley Cyrus – Slide Away
New Hope Club – Love Again
Taylor Swift – Lover
Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday
The Highwomen – The Chain
The Score – Stay

Chart Notes:

  • Keane remains at #1 for the second week with “The Way I Feel”, which marks their sixth overall career week at the top. Their forthcoming set, Cause And Effect, is out September 20. Normani scores this week’s Biggest Mover with “Motivation”, taking a nice leap from 40-32. A pair of new songs reach the top 40 this week, led by the Diplo and Morgan Wallen collaboration “Heartless” at #39. Though Wallen’s hit the top of the Country radio chart twice since last year, this single impacts at the Hot AC format next month. One notch lower, the band Why Don’t We grabs their fourth top 40 entry on my chart with “What Am I”, which also heads for adds at the Hot AC and Top 40 formats next month.

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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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