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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 6-7, 2020)

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 the three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AVA MAX – “Kings & Queens” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Max is looking for her third top 40 track here. 2019’s “Sweet But Psycho” reached #3, her biggest single to date.

JAWSH 685 x JASON DERULO – “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After reaching the top 40 last weekend, this became the first top 40 song for Jawsh 685 and the 21st for Derulo.

TOPIC & A7S – “Breaking Me” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The two artists on this collaboration are new to the format. The single has already climbed to #1 at Dance radio.

After some early top 50 action, the Conkarah and Shaggy collaboration called “Banana” unpeels at the format next Tuesday.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 29-30, 2020)

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 the four songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CHRIS BROWN x YOUNG THUG – “Go Crazy” (300 Ent.-RCA)
Album: Slime & B (2020)
Past T40 History: Currently in the top ten on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts, this could earn some decent crossover airplay.

REGARD & RAYE – “Secrets” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This collaboration is in its second week atop the Dance radio chart. Regard’s hit “Ride It” made the top 20 here.

STAYSOLIDROCKY – “Party Girl” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The format newcomer is looking to party on, with his song falling just outside the top 50 for the past few weeks.

THE KILLERS – “Caution” (Island/Republic)
Album: Imploding The Mirage (2020)
Past T40 History: The recent #1 at the Alternative and Triple A radio formats could become the band’s first top 40 hit since 2009.

Next week, Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo are ready to savagely attack the adds report with a viral hit, as Ava Max is hoping to be named the queen of the list with her latest single. Find out how they fare next Tuesday.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 22-23, 2020)

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:

AJ MITCHELL – “Burn” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Since late 2018, Mitchell has placed three songs in the top 40 at the format, the highest of which peaked at #21.

KYGO & ONEREPUBLIC – “Lose Somebody” (Interscope-RCA)
Album: Golden Hour (2020)
Past T40 History: The collaboration is nearing the top 30 on the Hot AC chart. OneRepublic’s last top ten single here was in 2014.

Next week, StaySolidRocky is looking for a good result on the adds report with “Party Girl”. Who else is coming to the pop party with him? Stay tuned.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 15-16, 2020)

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:

TONES AND I – “Ur So F**king Cool” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Looking for her second top 40 track at the format, Tones And I’s latest release started at #43 this past weekend.

Next week, look out for Kygo and OneRepublic‘s “Lose Somebody” to impact at this format, which is already winning somebody (or somebodies, rather) at the Hot AC format.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 8-9, 2020)

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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

(NOTE: These songs were originally meant to impact last week, but were moved due to Add Board’s temporary closing.) 

GABBY BARRETT featuring CHARLIE PUTH – “I Hope” (Warner)
Album: Goldmine (2020)
Past T40 History: Barrett’s crossover release, in its original solo form, spent a week at #1 on the Country radio chart back in April.

KATY PERRY – “Daisies” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After reaching the top 40 on yesterday’s published update, Perry now has 29 top 40 songs to date at the format.

KELSEA BALLERINI & HALSEY – “The Other Girl” (The Orchard-Capitol)
Album: Kelsea (2020)
Past T40 History: This stalled just outside the top 50 on the Country radio chart, as Ballerini switches to an alternate single there.

OLIVIA O’BRIEN – “Josslyn” (Island/Republic)
EP: The Results Of My Poor Judgement (2020)
Past T40 History: O’Brien was featured on Gnash’s big hit “I Hate U, I Love U”, which spent three weeks at #5 in November 2016.

PINK SWEAT$ – “17” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Last year, the singer had a minor Rhythmic and Urban AC hit with “Honesty”, which didn’t cross to this format.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 25-26, 2020)

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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BLACK EYED PEAS, OZUNA & J. REY SOUL – “Mamacita” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The Peas recently earned their first top ten entry in nine years at the format with “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”.

LADY GAGA & ARIANA GRANDE – “Rain On Me” (Interscope)
Album: Chromatica (2020)
Past T40 History: After sneaking into the top 40 on yesterday’s published update at #38, this should earn a big reaction this week.

Competing country crossovers from Gabby Barrett and Kelsea Ballerini lead a very active week at the format next Tuesday.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 18-19, 2020)

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 the six new singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DOJA CAT featuring GUCCI MANE – “Like That” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Hot Pink (2019)
Past T40 History: Cat remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart with her multi-format smash “Say So”. Will this new single say as much?

HARRY STYLES – “Watermelon Sugar” (Columbia)
Album: Fine Line (2019)
Past T40 History: Coming off his first #1 song as a solo artist, Styles’s follow-up to “Adore You” is already approaching the top 40.

JONAS BROTHERS featuring KAROL G – “X” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After “What A Man Gotta Do” missed the top ten earlier this year, the trio is hoping that “X” will mark the spot.

LIL MOSEY – “Blueberry Faygo” (Interscope)
Album: Certified Hitmaker (reissue) (2020)
Past T40 History: This single recently reached the top 40 at the format, becoming the 18-year-old performer’s first charting entry.

MADISON BEER – “Selfish” (Access/Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After stalling outside the top 40 with “Good In Goodbye”, Beer is hoping to score her first top 40 song in a year.

RODDY RICCH featuring MUSTARD – “High Fashion” (Atlantic)
Album: Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (2019)
Past T40 History: With his follow-up to “The Box”, Ricch’s latest single is rising in the top five on the Rhythmic and Urban charts.

Next Tuesday, the anticipated collaboration from Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande will be raining down adds on the report.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 11-12, 2020)

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 the one track impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ARIANA GRANDE & JUSTIN BIEBER – “Stuck With U” (Def Jam/Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After a big top 30 debut on yesterday’s published chart, you know this one is bound to top the upcoming report.

The new singles from Harry Styles and Madison Beer are selfishly sugary and looking for some adds here next Tuesday.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 4-5, 2020)

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 titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ASHE, “Moral Of The Story” (Mom+Pop/Further.)
Album: Moral Of The Story: Chapter 1 (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: After a prominent Netflix sync earlier this year, Ashe’s first radio hit has reached the top 15 at Alternative radio.

CYN, “Drinks” (Caroline)
Album: Promising Young Woman (Soundtrack) (2020)
Past T40 History: About a year ago, Cyn impacted at the format with “Holy Roller”. It missed the top 50. Will her new song chart?

MARSHMELLO & HALSEY, “Be Kind” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After sneaking into the top 40 on last Sunday’s published chart, this should be the Most Added title of the week.

With a larger amount of shifting adds dates given the current pandemic, we’ll see what new titles head to the format on Monday.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 3, 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. Ready for some more quarantunes and how they’re doing on the radio? Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“MY” NEW NUMBER ONE: In its 18th week in the top 40, Camila Cabello and DaBaby‘s “My Oh My” climbs from 2-1 on the Top 40 chart. It’s the fifth solo #1 song for Cabello outside of Fifth Harmony and the first for DaBaby. The track is also doing very well on the Hot AC radio chart, where it moves from 10-9 this week, though its current peaks are much lower at other formats.

Starting off a very busy week of new entries and debuts in the lower regions of the chart is “If The World Was Ending”, the JP Saxe and Julia Michaels collaboration that continues to connect with listeners as the Coronavirus pandemic affects the world. It moves from 42-36 on the pop chart, becoming Saxe’s first top 40 song at the format and Michaels’s seventh. You’ll also find it in the top 20 on both the AC and Hot AC charts. “Believe It” lifts from 41-37 for PartyNextDoor and Rihanna, becoming their fourth and 50th top 40 hits here, respectively. This week, the track ranks just below the top ten on the Rhythmic chart, as it climbs into the top 20 at Urban radio. After a two-month rollercoaster ride up and down the top 50, Conan Gray scores his first top 40 entry with “Maniac” with a move from 43-38. Finally, roasting at #40 is the gooey Marshmello, in a fiery collaboration with Halsey, and “Be Kind”. It marks one s’more top 40 entry for each of them: the eighth for the masked performer and the 14th for Halsey.

Singer JoJo breaks into the top 50 for the first time here since the fall of 2016 with “Man”, which enters at #47. It’s included on her latest album Good To Know, which was released on Friday. Format newcomer Sam Fischer lands at #48 with “This City”. It’s now approaching the top 20 on the Hot AC chart. A notch below him, Alec Benjamin checks in at #49 with “Oh My God”, his first tune to rank here in just over a year. It’s also #46 on this week’s Hot AC list. Finally, the eponymous first track from The Scotts, the duo of Travis Scott and Kid Cudi, slides in at #50. So far, it’s doing best on Rhythmic chart, where it debuts way up at #27.

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