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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 26-27, 2021)

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 seven new releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BAZZI, “I Like That” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Three years ago this month, Bazzi spent a week at #1 with “Mine”. He has struggled at the format more recently.

CAMILA CABELLO, “Don’t Go Yet” (Syco/Epic)
Album: Familia (2021)
Past T40 History: “Don’t” started at #30 on the most recent update. It’s her 15th solo top 40 song and first from her upcoming set.

CAMILO & SHAWN MENDES, “Kesi (Remix)” (HAMM/The Orchard)
Album: Mis Manos (2021)
Past T40 History: Colombia’s Camilo has never charted here before. His original version of “Kesi” hit the national top 40 in Spain.

CONAN GRAY, “People Watching” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Since the spring of 2020, he has entered the list with three minor entries: “Heather”, “Maniac” and “Overdrive”.

DIXIE (D’AMELIO) featuring RUBI ROSE, “Psycho” (HITCO/in2une)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: In October, TikTok star D’Amelio hit the top 40 with “Be Happy”, her first single. Will this be her second entry?

SUPER-HI x NEEKA, “Following The Sun” (Blended/Further.)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Neither of these acts has impacted here before. The track has already performed nicely in Austria and Germany.

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN and 070 SHAKE, “Lifetime” (SSA/Republic)
Album: Paradise Again (2021)
Past T40 History: The reunited trio last appeared on the list with “Don’t You Worry Child”, which held for six weeks at #2 in 2013.

Next week: the adds report returns to normal with the latest solo effort from Khalid.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 19-20, 2021)

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 new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALESSIA CARA, “Sweet Dream” (Def Jam)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Cara has struggled at the Top 40 format over the last few years, with four consecutive top ten misses since 2018.

BILLIE EILISH, “NDA” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: Happier Than Ever (2021)
Past T40 History: “NDA” ranks at #35 on the chart as of Sunday, marking her eighth top 40 hit and fourth from her upcoming set.

NORMANI featuring CARDI B, “Wild Side” (Keep Cool/RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Outside of Fifth Harmony, Normani has hit #1 twice at the format in collaborations with Khalid and Sam Smith.

POP SMOKE featuring DUA LIPA, “Demeanor” (Victor Victor/Republic)
Album: Faith (2021)
Past T40 History: Pop Smoke could earn his second posthumous top 40 entry: “What You Know Bout Love” peaked at #8 in April.

TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
Album: Scaled And Icy (2021)
Past T40 History: This duo is looking for their eighth top 40 single on the pop chart. They last appeared in the top ten in late 2016.

Next week: We’ll be people and adds watching with new releases from Camilo/Shawn Mendes and Conan Gray.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 5-6, 2021)

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 new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DUA LIPA, “Love Again” (Warner)
Album: Future Nostalgia (2020)
Past T40 History: Lipa just picked up her 14th top 40 hit with this tune, as “Levitating” comes off a three-week run at the top spot.

TRINIDAD CARDONA, “Dinero” (Run-It-Up/Island/Republic)
Album: (single only) (2018)
Past T40 History: This three-year-old single, which sits just below the top 50 at the format, remains viral on the video app TikTok.

Next week: The Top 40 panel makes a new musical memory with the latest release from Kane Brown and Blackbear.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 28-29, 2021)

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 new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DOJA CAT & THE WEEKND, “You Right” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Planet Her (2021)
Past T40 History: This tune entered at #41 on Sunday’s chart update, as the SZA-assisted “Kiss Me More” looks to hit the top spot.

ED SHEERAN, “Bad Habits” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: After a debut in the top 25 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 charts, this song will easily take the Most Added title.

Next week: The Top 40 panel has much love again for the latest single from Dua Lipa.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 27, 2021)

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. Let’s uncover the habits of hit songs and see what’s popping at the format this weekend:

LEAPIN’ WITH LIPA: For the third and final week, Dua Lipa holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Levitating”. The smash drops to #2 at the Hot AC radio format. However, Lipa is making some leaps with “Love Again”, the next single from her Future Nostalgia album. The tune officially hits the pop airwaves following the holiday weekend for Independence Day, but due to its recent action just below the top 50, it could be charting as soon as next weekend.

Tate McRae and Khalid are “Working” for the weekend, as their collaboration makes a massive jump from 43-24 on the chart. It’s the third top 40 hit at the format for McRae and the 12th for Khalid. Right behind them, Ed Sheeran blasts in at #25 with “Bad Habits”, becoming his 22nd chart hit. The song also enters the Hot AC radio chart within the same region, landing at #23 after just two days of airplay.

From her recent album Planet Her, which is looking at a top three entry on the Billboard 200 chart, Doja Cat is in at #41 with “You Right”, a collaboration with The Weeknd. The tune is also picking up significant early airplay at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats. Coming in at #44, Tones And I is back on the survey with “Cloudy Day”, the new single from her Welcome To The Madhouse album. The forecast calls for a sunny chart run ahead of the project, which comes out in three weeks. Finally, if you’re looking for a little dessert to finish our musical meal, “Jalebi Baby” enters at #47 for newcomer Tesher and chart mainstay Jason Derulo. The single (in its original form) recently experienced a tasty viral moment on TikTok.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 14-15, 2021)

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 one new tune impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

TESHER x JASON DERULO, “Jalebi Baby” (Namah/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: After breaking out as a viral hit on the video app TikTok, the Hindi/English collaboration impacts at the format.

Next week: Tones And I hopes for a sunny session with “Cloudy Day”.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 13, 2021)

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. Everyone is A-O-K to check out this week’s update, so here’s a look at what’s popping at the format:

LIPA LEVITATES: We have a tie! Two songs were logged at 17,513 spins by the final update, but Dua Lipa narrowly advanced from 2-1 on the chart with “Levitating”, flying ahead of Justin Bieber and his Daniel Caesar and GIVĒON-assisted “Peaches”. This is the fourth song to reach the summit for Lipa, three of which have come from her Future Nostalgia era.

TikTok star Bella Poarch has this week’s top new entry in the top 40 with “Build A Bitch”, which soars from 41-32. It’s her first song to land on the chart. With their respective fourth top 40 singles, Cheat Codes and Tinashe lean into the region with “Lean On Me”, up from 42-36. We also have the first chart song from Mooski, who recently led the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts with “Track Star”. This week, it jumps from 44-40 on the list.

Tai Verdes ranks with his first chart entry at #45 and that’s certainly “A-O-K” with him. It’s also on the move at the Alternative radio format this week, where it reaches the top 40. Calvin Harris and Tom Grennan debut at #47 with “By Your Side”, a collaboration that just hit the top 20 in the United Kingdom. Billie Eilish is also new to the survey at #48 with “Lost Cause”, a recent track from her forthcoming Happier Than Ever album.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 7-8, 2021)

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? These three new releases will be impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AREA21, “La La La” (STMPD/Hollywood)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: After a very short run in the top 40 at Alternative radio in April, the Martin Garrix project impacts at pop radio.

P!NK, “All I Know So Far” (RCA)
Album: All I Know So Far: Setlist (2021)
Past T40 History: Now in the top 15 at the Hot AC format, this soundtrack cut from her documentary just entered the top 50 here.

TAI VERDES, “A-O-K” (Last Nite/Arista)
Album: TV (2021)
Past T40 History: Verdes had some minor pop airplay a few months back with “Stuck In The Middle”, but he’s never charted here.

Next week: a new “Baby” is delivered from Tesher and Jason Derulo.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 26-27, 2021)

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? This track is impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

MIMI WEBB, “Good Without” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Webb is a newcomer here. Her latest release has already entered the top 20 in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Next week: no additional songs are currently listed as impacting for next week.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 29-30, 2021)

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:

ADDISON RAE, “Obsessed” (Sandlot/AWAL-in2une)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Social media personality Rae is impacting at this format with her debut single, which is approaching the top 50.

DEMI LOVATO, “Dancing With The Devil” (Island/Republic)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over (2021)
Past T40 History: A week ahead of her upcoming seventh studio album, Lovato hopes to earn her 18th top 40 entry at this format.

SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The Disney star has charted twice at the Top 40 format, but neither of those releases went any higher than #42.

Next week: TBA, as no songs are currently listed as impacting.

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