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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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 21, 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. For all the songs that continue to drive onto the pop radio highway, here’s a look at what’s hitting the gas at the format this week:

DRIVERS WANTED: Holding steady for a fourth week, Olivia Rodrigo claims the top spot on the pop chart and remains above 19,000 spins with “Driver’s License”. However, the song is in need of some fuel: it’s down more than 500 spins. Additionally, the hit advances from 2-1 on the Hot AC chart, marking her first chart-topper at that format as well.

Justin Bieber has the highest of two new entries in the top 40 with “Hold On”, climbing from 45-34. Accordingly, it’s also his 34th top 40 single to date. Also new to the top 40: “Sacrifice”, the 18th chart entry for Bebe Rexha, which leaps from 44-35.

There’s also some larger debut activity in the top 50 this week: leading things off, “Friday” comes in at #45 for producers Riton and Nightcrawlers. Their song features a sample of a viral video created by internet personalities Mufasa and Hypeman. “Friday” is already a solid hit overseas, reaching the top ten in some parts of Europe. Chart regular Drake starts at #47 with one of three songs he released earlier this month, “What’s Next”. It just debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Lastly, at #49, is the TikTok-fueled “In The End”, a partial remake of Linkin Park‘s 2002 hit from producer Tommee Profitt and singer Fleurie. Profitt has a small history of top 40 entries as a songwriter and producer for NF, including his chart-topping “Let You Down” from three years ago.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 8-9, 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 the four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJR, “Way Less Sad” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
Album: OK Orchestra (2021)
Past T40 History: The group now has their sixth top 40 single. “Bang!”, their biggest hit so far, recently held at #6 for three weeks.

ASHE & FINNEAS, “Till Forever Falls Apart” (Mom + Pop/Further.)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Finneas has never charted here as an artist. Ashe’s “Moral Of The Story” narrowly missed the top 20 in October.

MAROON 5 featuring MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Beautiful Mistakes” (222/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: With a debut in the top 30, this collaboration earns the group their 29th top 40 single since their debut in 2003.

SILK SONIC, “Leave The Door Open” (Aftermath/Atlantic)
Album: An Evening With… Silk Sonic (2021)
Past T40 History: The first taste of the soulful project featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak has now reached the top 50 here.

Next week: Australia’s Tones And I hopes to fly up the adds report with her latest release, “Fly Away”.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 7, 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. The door is open and all the chart activity is here, so let’s take a look at what’s popping at the format this week:

KEEP ON DRIVING: It’s a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart for Olivia Rodrigo and her huge hit “Driver’s License”, which pulls ahead of the song at #2 by more than 1,800 spins. The tune looks poised to approach or eclipse 20,000 spins next week.

As expected, this week’s top new entry comes from Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion at #30 with “Beautiful Mistakes”. It also enters in the top 30 (#24, to be exact) on this week’s Hot AC chart. It’s their 29th and fourth top 40 entries, respectively. Scoring his third top 40 song to date, Conan Gray rises from 43-37 with “Overdrive”, which matches the peak of “Maniac” from last year. AJR is also on the move with “Way Less Sad”, which jumps from 46-38. It’s the trio’s sixth trip into the top 40 here.

Down in the top 50, the duo Silk Sonic enters at #43 with “Leave The Door Open”. The act is a new project featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, who are credited as solo artists as well. Fresh off his performance at the Pokémon Day Virtual Concert, Post Malone lands at #50 with his cover of Hootie & The Blowfish‘s “Only Wanna Be With You”. The original song spent three weeks at #1 in the fall of 1995.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 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 are the three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This performer is headed up the chart per usual with the song that recently became her ninth top 40 entry here.

FAT JOE featuring AMORPHOUS, “Sunshine (The Light)” (RNG/EMPIRE)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Despite earning airplay at other formats in recent years, Fat Joe hasn’t hit the top 40 here since the fall of 2005.

GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Wolf Tone/Republic)
Album: Dreamland (2020)
Past T40 History: After a delayed impact, this tune is sailing through the 30’s on the pop chart. It’s the band’s first top 40 hit here.

Next week: Make no mistake, because Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion are coming for the top of the adds report…

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 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 singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CONAN GRAY, “Overdrive” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Gray reached the top 30 in the fall with his ballad “Heather”. He’s now looking for his third top 40 song to date.

G-EAZY featuring CHRIS BROWN & MARK MORRISON, “Provide” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This track samples Morrison’s “Return Of The Mack”, his signature song that reached #4 at this format in 1997.

Next week: Fat Joe is ready to light up the format with some sunshine, as he aims for his first top 40 hit since 2005.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 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 are five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DAYA – “Bad Girl” (Sandlot-AWAL/in2une)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Daya is hoping to earn her third top 40 single at the format. Her last chart entry, “New”, peaked at #33 in 2017.

DOJA CAT – “Streets” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Hot Pink (2019)
Past T40 History: Ah, the power of TikTok! The app has aided her next single choice, just as it did for her #1 hit “Say So” last year.

DUA LIPA – “We’re Good” (Warner)
Album: Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition) (2021)
Past T40 History: From a reissue of Lipa’s popular 2020 album, the song follows three top five hits in a row, with two going to #1.

JESSIA – “I’m Not Pretty” (Artist Driven/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This Canadian newcomer impacts at the format for the first time. Her release was a recent viral tune on TikTok.

SZA – “Good Days” (Top Dawg/RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This track has already reached the top 30 (and may head higher) on both the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts.

Next week: we’ll see if the format provides for the new collaboration from G-Eazy, Chris Brown and Mark Morrison.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 8-9, 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 larger track impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

NELLY & FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – “Lil Bit” (RECORDS/Columbia)
EP: Heartland (2021)
Past T40 History: Eight years ago, the duo teamed with Nelly for a remix of “Cruise”, which spent four weeks at #7 on the pop list.

Next week: She’s a bad girl with a good song… Daya‘s latest single is headed for adds.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 4-5, 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 singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ED SHEERAN – “Afterglow” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This surprise release is now in the top 30 at the format as of last week’s survey. It’s Sheeran’s 21st top 40 single.

FOUSHEÉ – “Deep End” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The first impacting release here for Fousheé has been scoring airplay at the Alternative format since November.

IANN DIOR – “Holding On” (10K Projects/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Before the freeze, this song briefly made the top 50. Dior was featured on 24KGoldn’s “Mood”, a recent #1 tune.

JUSTIN BIEBER – “Anyone” (Def Jam)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: With two days of airplay, this song debuted at #39 on Sunday’s published chart. It’s Bieber’s 33rd top 40 single.

TAYLOR SWIFT – “Willow” (Republic)
Album: Evermore (2020)
Past T40 History: After an album release in mid-December, Swift’s 33rd top 40 hit on the pop radio chart is moving in the top 30.

Next week: nothing is currently listed on the schedule.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 22, 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. There are monsters on the loose… well, that is, a few monster records are out there and landing on the chart. Here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

20K FOR 24K: 24KGoldn and Iann Dior remain at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the fifth week in a row with “Mood”. At the same time, it eclipses 20,000 spins in a week, becoming the first song to officially reach that total on a published update.

Four singles are new to the top 40 on this week’s chart. The highest of them comes from Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, who race in at #37 with “Monster”. It’s the 11th top 40 song for Mendes and the 32nd for Bieber, both of whom are currently on the chart with other records from their respective forthcoming albums. Lil Nas X leaps from 46-38 with “Holiday”, his third top 40 hit at the format. Lifting from 41-39, Joji picks up his second top 40 tune and first on his own with “Your Man”. Finally, “Hawái” breezes into the top 40 for Maluma and The Weeknd, moving from 44-40. It’s their first and 16th top 40 entries at the format, respectively.

After a release on Thursday night, Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa land at #49 with “Prisoner”. Meanwhile, “Hawái” isn’t the only tune on the rise for The Weeknd this week, as his solo release “Save Your Tears” bounces in at #50.

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