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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (December 6-7, 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 song impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

GAYLE, “Abcdefu” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: This 17-year-old newcomer from Nashville impacts at the format for the first time. The song is already in the top 50.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 22-23, 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 songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: Known for his run on American Idol earlier this year, Boone’s first radio single is earning airplay at several formats.

YOUNG THUG featuring POST MALONE & A$AP ROCKY, “Livin’ It Up” (YSL/300 Ent.)
Album: Punk (2021)
Past T40 History: This new collaboration comes from Young Thug’s recent #1 album. It recently reached the top 60 at the pop format.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 15-16, 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 a top title impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: In August 2006, the original “Do It To It” became the highest-ranking song for Cherish, hitting #6 on the pop chart.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 1-2, 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 the one single impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: A week ago, the song moved from 41-39 on the survey, becoming the first chart entry for the 23-year-old performer.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 25-26, 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 the one single impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
Album: Paradise Again (2022)
Past T40 History: The trio’s new single, the likely second chart entry from their upcoming album, just missed the top 50 last weekend.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 9-10, 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 four new titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BLACK EYED PEAS featuring SAWEETIE & LELE PONS, “Hit It” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The band earned three top 40 hits from their last album Translation. Will this collaboration also translate here?

MASKED WOLF, “Say So” (Elektra/EMG)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: “Say” is the follow-up to the international hit “Astronaut In The Ocean”, which reached #8 at the Top 40 format.

OLIVIA HOLT, “Next” (Hollywood)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: In 2017, Holt peaked at #50 with “History”. Though she’s impacted with further songs, she hasn’t charted again.

THE WEEKND, “Take My Breath” (XO/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: “Take” scored a giant debut at #29 on the chart over the weekend, marking the singer’s 19th top 40 song to date.

Next week: the rumors of a new Lizzo single are true… will the Top 40 format be ready?

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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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