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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 10, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: it’s a “Long” way to #1 for Charlie Puth, but his musical momentum has attracted the pop panel once again. Plus, new singles from Macklemore and Kesha, Niall Horan and more! Check them all out here:

TELL THE PUTH: You gave him your “Attention”, to the tune of four weeks at #1 earlier this year, but Charlie Puth needs a bit more of it. No, he’s not an attention hog, but he is piggybacking on his big hit to bring us “How Long”, another single from his new album Voicenotes, due January 19 of next year. In the “Long” run, it looks like this’ll be another winner, as it takes the Most Added title on this week’s CHR/Top 40 report, scoring 72 stations on impact. That’s a significantly larger sum than “Attention” received a few months ago in its impact week, taking in 43, though it did pick up 31 the week before its official adds date. This Sunday, it may have a chance of debuting in the top 40 on the published update, which would be a great start for the single.

Just below Puth’s new song, “Good Old Days” (#2, 66 stations) by Macklemore featuring Kesha and “Too Much To Ask” (#3, 54 stations) by Niall Horan both have solid starts, with the former entry also picking up a handful of Hot AC stations yesterday. The latter single, Horan’s third from his forthcoming Flicker release, impacts three weeks ahead of “Kiwi”, the third single from former bandmate Harry Styles‘s self-titled album. Will Horan score three chart-topping solo hits in a row? Stay tuned. In the meantime, expect his latest tune to burst into the top 50 by the next published update.

1. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)
2. MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA, “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
3. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
4. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
5-T. CAMILA CABELLO featuring YOUNG THUG, “Havana” (Syco/Epic)
5-T. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect” (Atlantic)
7. CARDI B, “Bodak Yellow” (KSR/Atlantic)
8. POST MALONE featuring 21 SAVAGE, “rockstar” (Republic)
9. KHALID, “Young Dumb & Broke” (Right Hand Music/RCA)
10-T. DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (Warner Bros.)
10-T. LINKIN PARK, “One More Light” (Warner Bros.)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 3, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: proven pop hits from Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello continue to pile on the adds, while new singles from DJ Snake and Marshmello dance their way into the top ten. Check out the top tunes from a fast-moving format in our latest report:

“SILENCE” IS THE “WAY”: Two of the biggest breakouts on this week’s adds report are EDM collaborations featuring two acts that are buzzing all over the world. Lauv is the featured vocalist on “A Different Way” (#5, 28 adds) by DJ Snake, while Khalid‘s back in the mix with his potential fourth top 40 hit, “Silence” (#6 – tie, 23 adds) by Marshmello. While DJ Snake has four top ten songs to date, Marshmello is relatively new to the format, with prior releases like “Alone” and “Ritual” (featuring Wrabel) landing some mixshow play both last and earlier this year. With two stars on the rise, and two DJ/producers at the top of their game, is the panel ready to move their feet to the dance beat, or will the two songs get lost in the shuffle? Stay tuned!

1. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect” (Atlantic)
2. CAMILA CABELLO featuring YOUNG THUG, “Havana” (Syco/Epic)
3-T. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
3-T. POST MALONE featuring 21 SAVAGE, “rockstar” (Republic)
5. DJ SNAKE featuring LAUV, “A Different Way” (Interscope)
6-T. CARDI B, “Bodak Yellow” (KSR/Atlantic)
6-T. MARSHMELLO featuring KHALID, “Silence” (RCA/in2une)
6-T. NICK JONAS, “Find You” (Island/Republic)
9. KHALID, “Young Dumb & Broke” (Right Hand Music/RCA)
10. FIFTH HARMONY, “He Like That” (Syco/Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 1, 2017)

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. Yom Kippur has ended for the year, and the fasting is complete. Still, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hungry for the taste of top 40 stats on a Sunday night. Ooh, it’s delicious. Have a look at this week’s #1 song and all the notable debuts in the top 50:

ALL TIME “SLOW”: Niall Horan‘s “Slow Hands” wiggles its fingers, and with some musical magic, collects a second week at #1 on the CHR/Top 40 chart. It’s the 21st week in the top 40 for the song. It loses a little over 400 spins in the last seven days, which is bound to increase during the next week, though it certainly had an impressive run to the top. Horan still has a chance to top the Hot AC chart before all is said and done, as “Slow” rises from 4-3 this week. The competition may be fierce, but given its Top 40 success, it could sneak in some time at #1.

The Irish singer’s “Too Much To Ask”, the third single from Flicker, ranks just below the top 50 this week, and is poised to reach the region before its impact date on October 10. Horan’s former bandmate, Liam Payne, advances 3-2 with the Quavo-assisted “Strip That Down”. Two members of the same act replacing each other at #1 is quite the rarity. Should it occur next week, prepare for a bit of Top 40 trivia to come your way…

MALONE AGAIN (NATURALLY): Four new songs break into the top 50 on this week’s CHR/Top 40 chart, lead by a strong #41 debut for Post Malone‘s “rockstar”, featuring 21 Savage. The hot track, which soared to #1 on iTunes upon release, makes a giant 42-18 jump on this week’s Rhythmic chart, while it also charges into the top 40 on the Urban survey. A couple of spots below that, a new single from Khalid enters the top 50. “Young Dumb & Broke”, which is currently #9 on the Rhythmic chart, bows in at #43. In a couple of days, Khalid’s collaboration with Marshmello, called “Silence”, impacts at the format, just a week after “Young” had its impact week. We’ll see if the two songs can slay the charts together, or if they’ll cancel each other out. (I’m betting on the former.)

As it climbs to #34 on the Hot AC survey, “Dusk Till Dawn” debuts at #47 on this week’s CHR/Top 40 chart for ZAYN and Sia. The tune marks the fourth solo top 50 entry for the former One Direction member, though it reaches the countdown in the same week that another of the group’s members, Louis Tomlinson, is purged from the chart with “Back To You”, featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals. Lastly, at #50, duo Axwell Λ Ingrosso scores their second chart single of the year with “More Than You Know”. It follows the Kid Ink-assisted “I Love You”, which got as high as #28 at the end of April. Fortunately, the two guys weren’t chasing after remaking the Martika hit of the same name; her “More Than You Know” peaked at #16 in March 1989.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 26, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: the battle is on between Ed Sheeran and Post Malone, who were stuck in a very close race for most of the day. It’s our last report for September, so, we’ve got to make it a good one! Here are the winners from this week’s chase for adds:

SPECIAL ED: With the latest radio single from his 2x Platinum album ÷, Ed Sheeran‘s “Perfect” is poised to give the performer another big hit at the format. It’s the Most Added track of the week, as it scores 57 more stations on impact, with a number of adds coming in early for it over the last several weeks. Sheeran’s single has also been the Most Added title on the Hot AC report over the last two weeks, where it recently surged into the top 20. (“Shape Of You”, a former #1, remains in the top ten there.) His tour finds itself in Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York over the next week or so, where I’m sure “Perfect” will be a highlight of the show. It will likely be high on the report again next week, with fewer impacting songs at the format. (Phew!)

BETTER OFF MALONE: With a pair of chart songs to his credit here, “White Iverson” (#28, 2016) and “Congratulations” (#20, 2017), Post Malone is making his presence known on the CHR/Top 40 chart, even though his success is greater at other formats. However, his latest single, the 21 Savage-assisted “rockstar”, could prove to be his biggest hit to date across all formats. It has the Most Added title at both Rhythmic and Urban radio, and it’s the second Most Added title at the Top 40 format, with 46 stations on impact. Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys set will likely come out later this year, but with “rockstar” still rockin’ all over the place, he can take his time with rolling out the album. It’s sure to be another winner on the charts.

1. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect” (Atlantic)
2. POST MALONE featuring 21 SAVAGE, “rockstar” (Republic)
3. CAMILA CABELLO featuring YOUNG THUG, “Havana” (Syco/Epic)
4. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
6. NICK JONAS, “Find You” (Island/Republic)
7. TAYLOR SWIFT, “…Ready For It?” (Big Machine/Republic)
8. KHALID, “Young Dumb & Broke” (Right Hand Music/RCA)
9. CARDI B, Bodak Yellow” (KSR/Atlantic)
10. DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (Warner Bros.)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 25-26, 2017)

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:

ANDREAS MOSS – “Stuck In My Feelings” (Curb)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Swedish-born, now Nashville-based Moss is a newcomer to the format. Curb last made the top 50 here in 2009.

CHARLY BLACK & LUIS FONSI – “Party Animal” (Casablanca/Republic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Black’s original “Gyal You A Party Animal” impacted at the format in May of last year, getting very little airplay.

ED SHEERAN – “Perfect” (Atlantic)
Album: ÷ (2017)
Past T40 History: Given the ten-week #1 smash “Shape Of You”, and the #7 hit “Castle On The Hill”, this should have a lovely run.

KHALID – “Young Dumb & Broke” (Right Hand Music/RCA)
Album: American Teen (2017)
Past T40 History: “Location” remains in the top 30, though it’s been pulled, while “Silence” (with Marshmello) has a few adds too.

POST MALONE featuring 21 SAVAGE – “Rockstar” (Republic)
Album: Beerbongs & Bentleys (2017?)
Past T40 History: Malone’s “Congratulations” peaked at #20 in August. “Rockstar” is dominating at the major streaming services.

Next week: Calvin Harris, DJ Snake and Linkin Park are three of the names we’ll be looking out for on next week’s report. Of the three tracks, two are collaborations: Harris’s “Faking It” features Kehlani and Lil Yachty, and DJ Snake’s “A Different Way” features Lauv.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 16, 2017)

Welcome to Radio Active, a weekly 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. Now, in my pursuit of cool deals, I will be roaming the shelves of CVS and Duane Reade for half-off peanut butter eggs and such tomorrow. You know how tired I am of matzah… However, just because the candy is half-off, doesn’t mean I’ll be giving you half the commentary this week. Oh no, every day is a holiday when a chart geek has that insatiable thirst to learn more. (Also, I can go on about “Insatiable” by Darren Hayes, but I’ll save it for another post.) Let’s hop with the hits on this week’s report:

BETTER OFF ED: If you said, “Oh no, it’s him again,” then you’re just as disappointed as I am that there’s no new #1 song. Yes, for a ninth week, “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran leads this week’s CHR/Top 40 chart. Last week, I thought that Bruno Mars‘s “That’s What I Like” would be able to close the gap, but I guess it’ll have to wait for Sheeran’s song to (hopefully, please) tumble next week. A new impact date for the follow-up single, “Castle On The Hill”, is now established for this Tuesday, but it isn’t exactly needed; that hit is up 36-30 in its second week in the top 40. It also recently spent four weeks at #2 on my chart, while “Galway Girl” is about a month into its run.

Five other songs are bulleted in this week’s top ten, but they’re too far away to start pegging which ones have a chance at the #1 spot a few weeks from now. However, I should point out that all of them are collaborations (four of the five are properly credited), and that trend is likely to continue. If Sheeran starts popping up on radio releases by Calvin Harris, Kygo, The Chainsmokers and Zedd at the same time, I’ll have to get the claws out. You know, at least use DJ Sammy or Robert Miles… where did they go?

“NEVER” A GOOD “SIGN”: The two hottest songs at the format this week belong to that pair of artists whose names start with an H and end with a y. Did you say Haddaway and Hipsway? You’re right, “What Is Love” and “The Honeythief” are still my jams; you know me too well. Oh, I’m sorry, I mean, no, those two performers with the current happening hits are Halsey and Harry Styles. It shouldn’t be a surprise, considering how well they’ve performed at sales and streaming platforms so far. Styles’s first solo entry has a nice climb from 29-19 in its second week on the chart. He recently played that and an album cut, “Ever Since New York”, on Saturday Night Live, and I’m sure millions of girls around the world swooned. (Did I swoon as well? I’ll never tell.) A self-titled album is out on May 12, which will likely debut at the top of the charts globally.

Halsey’s “Now Or Never” lifts from 38-26 in its second week, making it the biggest mover within the top 40. Her fourth chart entry is one spot away from tying her biggest main-credited hit to date, “New Americana”, which reached #25 during the last week of 2015. It will definitely surpass that next week, as it charges quickly toward the top ten. Will it be a Song Of The Summer contender? I’ll have a few picks of my own in a post coming very soon, so watch out for it!

THE CHEAT IS ON: You know, I was a good kid and didn’t use any cheat codes on my old Nintendo 64 games, but maybe I was too young to start researching what they actually were. Luckily, I do use the new Cheat Codes single called “No Promises”, which enters at #46 on this week’s CHR chart. The song features Demi Lovato, who’s looking to score her 11th top 40 hit since “Skyscraper”, her #34 entry (9/25/11 MB) from the Unbroken album. The label behind this single, 300 Entertainment, has yet to go higher than #19 at the format, a peak they reached on two occasions in 2015 with singles by rapper Fetty Wap.

Both the dance trio and Lovato are coming off radio singles that reached the top 50, but failed to break the top 40. For the former, it was the streaming hit “Sex” (#48, 7/10/16 MB), which sampled “Let’s Talk About Sex” (#28, 11/18/91 R&R) by Salt-N-Pepa. “Body Say” (#43, 8/21/16 MB) by the latter artist also started out strong at streaming services, where it was available before a digital single was able to be purchased, but it ultimately didn’t translate at the format.

HOME MALONE: I don’t know if we’ll be seeing Post Malone and Macaulay Culkin together anytime soon, but Malone is back on the CHR chart, overcoming those burglars who wanted to steal his spot in the top 50. “Congratulations”, featuring Quavo, makes its debut at #50 this week, as it also advances 13-10 on the Rhythmic airplay chart. Of course, he’s best known for the viral single “White Iverson”, which peaked at #28 here in January of last year. The 21-year-old released an album called Stoney in December, which was certified Platinum late last month, thanks to strong streaming results.

For those of you wondering, and there are probably very few of you out there, this is not a hot Vesta remake; that “Congratulations” was a top five Urban hit during the summer of 1989, before making a minor pop crossover that fall. Sadly, she passed away in 2011. I think it’s too early to tell whether the latest “Congratulations” will surpass the earlier one, but all that radio growth and consumption action seems to indicate that there’s certainly some life left in it for the spring and summer.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 9, 2016

Cole leads the polls.

Eyez on #1.

New Music Friday is dominated by rap releases this week, both by newcomers and chart veterans. It’s another active Q4 week, but we’ll see soon just how many land in the top tier of the chart. Here are this week’s notable albums and singles:

J. COLE — 4 Your Eyez Only (iTunes)
Announced about a week ago through a Tidal documentary, this marks the North Carolina artist’s first studio album in two years. Two stand-alone singles, “Everybody Dies” and “False Prophets”, were released earlier this week. Unless something weird occurs in the next few days, this set will be the new #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week, and it’ll likely sell enough to have one of the largest opening frames of 2016.

POST MALONE — Stoney (iTunes)
This rapper and singer had a notable hit last year with “White Iverson”, but his follow-up releases have struggled at radio. In fact, his most recent single, “Deja Vu”, which features Justin Bieber, barely hit the top 30 at Rhythm radio before being pulled. It’s a little unclear how his album will debut with those results in mind, but it should do something.

NEIL YOUNG — Peace Trail (iTunes)
71-year-old Young is out with his 37th (!) studio album, which follows his live album of earlier this year, Earth. Will this Trail give him a path back to the top 20 on the album chart? It’s been a moment since he last appeared there, but it could happen.

More albums out this week: Ab-Soul‘s Do What Thou Wilt. (iTunes), Tech N9ne‘s The Storm (iTunes), La La Land (iTunes), Sing (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Golden Coast‘s Golden Coast (iTunes), Lloyd‘s Tru (iTunes), Ruelle‘s Madness (iTunes), The-Dream‘s Love You To Death (iTunes), Us The Duo‘s Public Record (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Are We Good?”, G.R.L. (iTunes)
“Do You Still Love Me?”, Ryan Adams (iTunes)
“hate u love u”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Heart Won’t Forget”, Matoma featuring Gia (iTunes)
“Not In Love”, M.O featuring Kent Jones (iTunes)
“Oceans Away”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“stfu”, mansionz featuring Spark Master Tape (iTunes)
“Team”, Krewella (iTunes)
“Vengeance On My Mind”, G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Vessels”, Rationale (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Kid Cudi and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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