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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 20-21, 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:

CHELSEA CUTLER – “Sad Tonight” (Republic)
Album: How To Be Human (2020)
Past T40 History: This is Cutler’s first track to impact at the pop format. The single was co-written and produced by Captain Cuts.

JONAS BROTHERS – “What A Man Gotta Do” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The siblings recently scored their 11th top 40 song at the format with this release, which entered way up at #29.

The recent charting song at the Triple A format for Noah Cyrus and Leon Bridges, “July”, hits the adds calendar next Tuesday.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 19, 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. Whether you’re a loser, lover or somewhere in-between, we’ve got you covered with plenty of pop stats. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

COME AND GET YOUR “LOVE”: Earning her fifth #1 single at the Top 40 format and first since 2016, Selena Gomez rises up a notch with “Lose You To Love Me”. It also reaches the top ten on this week’s Hot AC chart, moving from 11-10. This single appears on her recent album Rare, with the title track from the set edging closer to the top 50 here after strong unsolicited airplay.

There are three acts with at least one #1 song to their credit entering the top 40 this week: Halsey with “You Should Be Sad”, which rises from 45-23, the Jonas Brothers with “What A Man Gotta Do”, starting at #29 and Lewis Capaldi with “Before You Go”, up from 41-33. It’s the 13th top 40 hit for Halsey, the 11th for the siblings and the second for Capaldi. “You” is the latest single from her album Manic, which debuted on Friday and is expected to launch in the top three on the Billboard 200 survey. “What” is likely to be the lead single from the trio’s sixth studio album, due sometime later this year. “Before” is taken from an expanded edition of the set Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which became available last November.

The international single “Ride It” by Regard, a DJ who flipped an old Jay Sean song into a viral dance record, breaks the top 50 at #47 this week. Newcomer Roddy Rich raps his way towards more riches with this week’s #49 debut, “The Box”. The song, which is also blasting up the Rhythmic and Urban charts, recently topped the Billboard Hot 100 list. Lastly, Post Malone is in at #50 with a recent #1 tune on the Rhythmic chart, the DaBaby-assisted “Enemies”, taken from the album Hollywood’s Bleeding.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 13-14, 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 new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALICIA KEYS – “Underdog” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Keys reached the top ten in January 2013 with “Girl On Fire”, but larger success has eluded her in recent years.

HALSEY – “You Should Be Sad” (Capitol)
Album: Manic (2020)
Past T40 History: As “Graveyard” is laid to rest at the format following its #8 peak last month, this follow-up is building very fast.

TREVOR DANIEL – “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
Album: Homesick (EP) (2018)
Past T40 History: Fueled by TikTok and a notable sales and streaming response, Daniel recently earned his first top 40 song here.

At the current time, no songs are listed as impacting at the format next week. Stay tuned for updates to the schedule.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 12, 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 underdogs are starting off the new year on a good note… at least, that’s what pop programmers tell us at this point. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“CIRCLES” SHAPES THE LIST: With airplay at the Top 40 format returning to normal after the usual year-end spikes and dips from special programming, the massive track atop the chart remains the same: Post Malone‘s “Circles” leads the pop list for a fifth nonconsecutive week. Can Selena Gomez‘s “Lose You To Love Me” (up 3-2) find the strength to finally reach the top next Sunday? Stay tuned.

Trevor Daniel earns his first top 40 hit at the format with “Falling”, up from 42-37. Alicia Keys also returns with her 13th top 40 hit and first in seven years, “Underdog”, which bows at #40 after some hourly airplay on Thursday. It heads for adds on Tuesday.

Labelmates Lewis Capaldi and Halsey are new to the top 50 with their respective songs, “Before You Go” at #41 and “You Should Be Sad” at #45. The latter title impacts at the format on Tuesday. Ally Brooke also reaches the top 50 with “No Good”, sliding in at #50. She’s hoping to earn her third solo top 40 entry outside of Fifth Harmony in the coming weeks.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 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 three new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CAMILA CABELLO featuring DABABY – “My Oh My” (Syco/Epic)
Album: Romance (2019)
Past T40 History: After a double single release that earned only moderate results, Cabello’s latest single is roaring into the top 40.

JUSTIN BIEBER – “Yummy” (Def Jam)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Bieber’s 27th top 40 hit at the pop format had a huge top 30 entry yesterday. It’ll easily be the Most Added title.

LEWIS CAPALDI – “Before You Go” (Capitol)
Album: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (Expanded) (2019)
Past T40 History: Capaldi led the pop survey for four weeks last year with “Someone You Loved”. Will his new track be loved too?

After an early debut in the top 50 last month, newcomer Trevor Daniel‘s “Falling” should fall into the top five on the adds report when it officially impacts next week.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 5, 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. New year, same number one! However, this week’s chart is also full of some decent action and several new songs. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

CIRCLING ANOTHER YEAR: Post Malone‘s “Circles” holds at #1 on the Top 40 list for the fourth nonconsecutive week, as it’s now in the books as the last #1 single at the Top 40 format for the 2010’s and the first of the 2020’s. The multi-format hit remains at #8 on the Hot AC radio chart, while it pauses at #15 on the Rhythmic list.

Starting way up at #22, Justin Bieber scores his 27th top 40 hit at the format with “Yummy”, the highly-anticipated lead single off his forthcoming studio album. Bieber also lands at #10 as a part of the Dan + Shay collaboration “10,000 Hours”. Moving from 41-32, Camila Cabello earns her 15th solo top 40 hit with the DaBaby-assisted “My Oh My”, the latter of whom picks up his first. It’s likely that these two songs will complete a 1-2 finish on Tuesday’s adds report at the format, with Bieber leading Cabello/DaBaby.

Two other collaborations of note reach the top 50 this week, led by Iggy Azalea and Alice Chater‘s “Lola” at #47. The track marks the first top 50 entry for Azalea in about two years and the first ever chart appearance for Chater. At #50, “On Chill” chills at the end of the list for Wale and Jeremih. The former #1 at the Rhythmic and Urban formats is the first top 50 single on the pop chart in 6-1/2 years for the former, while the latter scores his first in nearly four.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 29, 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. We made it: 2019’s last official chart. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

THE CIRCLE ISN’T SMALL: As the end of the decade edges closer, Post Malone‘s “Circles” leads the Top 40 chart for the third nonconsecutive week. In terms of spins, it’s safely ahead of established hits by Lizzo (#2) and Selena Gomez (#3), so it might end up with one additional week at the top (unless Gomez’s song recovers enough to push through by next weekend. Stay tuned.)

The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” shines from 44-38, marking his 13th top 40 song at the format. His prior single, “Heartless”, rises a notch from 16-15. Newcomer Doja Cat scratches into the top 40 as well, jumping from 41-39 with “Juicy”. It currently ranks at #7 and #12 on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts, respectively. The hit is available in both an album version and a remix with Tyga.

Camila Cabello bolts into the top 50 at #41 with the DaBaby-assisted “My Oh My”, the newest single off her album Romance. It’s scheduled to impact at the format next Tuesday, while it heads for Hot AC adds a day earlier. Coming off larger seasonal airplay, the Jonas Brothers will spend a single week on the chart with “Like It’s Christmas”, which checks in at #48. It recently topped the AC radio list, though it drops from 1-8 on the new update. (Appropriately, the trio replaces themselves at the summit with “Sucker”.)

Happy New Year from PGTC! See you for more radio fun in 2020.

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