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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 16, 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 long weekend isn’t stopping some great action on the pop airwaves, including plenty of debuts and a return at #1. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

NEW WEEK, OLD POST: Post Malone‘s giant hit “Circles” isn’t budging from its spot in the top three on the pop survey, where the song has planted itself since early November. Rebounding from 2-1, this is its seventh nonconsecutive week at the top. The track also holds at #2 on this week’s Hot AC chart, as it continues to try and capture the top spot there.

With their 13th top 40 hit at the format, Sam Smith debuts at #37 with the title cut from his album To Die For. The tune lands just below the top 40 at the Hot AC format, but should easily reach the region by next weekend’s update. Niall Horan also enters in the top 40 with his seventh solo hit outside of One Direction, “No Judgement”. It starts at #39. “No” is the follow-up to “Nice To Meet Ya”, a title which returns to the top 40 thanks to the Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj collaboration of the same name. It climbs from 44-40, marking Trainor’s 14th top 40 single to date and Minaj’s 39th on the pop airwaves.

This week’s top 50 debut action is led by DaBaby‘s recent Rhythmic and Urban radio smash “Bop”, which checks in at #46. Minaj’s collaboration with chart newcomer Karol G, “Tusa”, starts at #47. The bilingual song, which has charted well across Latin America, is likely to do well in the States with an updated version that’s predominantly sung in English. Another pair of collaborations land in the #48 and #49 positions, as Future and Drake‘s “Life Is Good” and Russ and Bia‘s “Best On Earth” enter the region. Lastly, the fifth new track in the top 50 comes from Madison Beer, who narrowly sneaks in at #50 with “Good In Goodbye”. “Life” and “Best” haven’t officially gone for adds at the format, but the other three debuts impacted on Tuesday.

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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 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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 22, 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. The ho-ho-hot stats may be slowing down a bit temporarily, but there’s still plenty to talk about. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

CIRCLING BACK AROUND: Five weeks ago, it was the #1 song at the format. Now, it’s back at the top. Post Malone‘s “Circles” leads the list for the second nonconsecutive week. The global hit remains at #8 on the Hot AC radio survey, with additional action at several other formats.

Ant Saunders leads a pack of three new songs in the top 40 this week, climbing from 44-38 with “Yellow Hearts”. It’s his first tune to reach the region. The collaboration “Walking”, off the most recent compilation from record label 88rising, climbs from 45-39. It’s the first top 40 entry for its two lead performers, Joji and Jackson Wang, the fourth solo for Swae Lee and the eighth for Major Lazer. Finishing it off, the brothers known as AJR move from 42-40 with their fourth top 40 song at the format, “Dear Winter”.

The only new top 50 debut this week is the emerging TikTok hit “Falling”, the first charting song for Trevor Daniel, which lands at #50. It should reach the top 40 sometime next month.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 17, 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. The usual Post is ready to go, with plenty of fun facts from the pop survey. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

FULL CIRCLE MOMENT: Post Malone‘s “Circles” is the shape of this week’s #1 single at the Top 40 format, climbing from #2. It’s his fourth chart-topper to date and his second so far this year; “Wow” led the list for a week in June. Meanwhile, “Circles” is just outside the top ten on the Hot AC (#11) and Rhythmic (#12) radio charts this week. At this point, it’s unclear if the song will emerge at the top for a second week, as Lizzo‘s surging “Good As Hell” (up 4-2) could easily snatch the throne away.

Travis Scott‘s “Highest In The Room” leads three new top 40 entries on the list, as it rises from 44-36 to become his eighth top 40 hit at the format. Scott also appears as a featured artist on Post Malone‘s “Take What You Want”, which moves from 38-35. Going up from 42-38, Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine score their second and third top 40 songs, respectively, with “I’m Not Alright”. The single has already reached the top 20 on the Hot 100 in the duo’s native Canada. Charlie Puth is also moving in the right direction with his tenth top 40 entry, as “Mother” climbs from 45-40. It’s one spot higher on the Hot AC chart, giving Puth his ninth top track at that format.

This week’s top 50 action is led by One Direction member Louis Tomlinson‘s new single, “We Made It”, which debuts at #46. A new collaboration by the Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin is getting into the rhythm at #48. “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”, which is featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming movie Bad Boys For Life, marks the band’s first tune on the pop chart in just over eight years. Lindsey Stirling and Elle King enter at #49 with “The Upside”, giving the former her first entry at the format, while Zedd and Kehlani have a “Good Thing” going at #50.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 27, 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. Halloween and hit albums are always full of treats (and a few tricks), so get yourself ready for some spooky stats. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

THAT SPECIAL “SOMEONE”: Lewis Capaldi holds at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 chart with “Someone You Loved” in its 21st week in the top 40. The global smash is steady at #2 and #6 on the Hot AC and AC radio lists, respectively, and could lead the Billboard Hot 100 when the newest update is revealed tomorrow. It’s going to be a close one. Meanwhile, you can expect it to hit three weeks at the top of this survey next week, as its nearest competition is too far away to bother it.

Ranking in the top 40 with her 17th hit as a solo artist, Selena Gomez blasts in at #29 with “Lose You To Love Me”, the lead single from her forthcoming studio album. It also reaches the top 40 on this week’s Hot AC survey. After reaching the top 40 last week as a featured artist on French Montana‘s “Writing On The Wall”, Post Malone gains his 13th top 40 entry with the Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott-assisted “Take What You Want”, jumping from 46-39. It’s Osbourne’s third top 40 song and first since the spring of 1992. Scott is now up to six top 40 hits at the format. Finally, climbing from 47-40, Tones And I checks in with her very first top 40 single, “Dance Monkey”. The song remains at #1 in several countries and is just below the top 20 on the Alternative radio chart.

Further down the list, BTS and Lauv break in at #46 with “Make It Right”, marking their first charting collaboration here. The new trio Public steps in at #48 with “Make You Mine”, their first tune to enter the top 50, while Kesha and Big Freedia shake into the region at #50 with “Raising Hell”, a song that was released this past Thursday. It, and Gomez’s new track above, head for adds at the format on Tuesday.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 22, 2019)

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: BTS and Lauv make a stand at the format, while a bunch of new releases break into the mix with a top five start. Let’s add ’em up:

STARTING ON THE “RIGHT” FOOT: The K-pop stars known as BTS had a solid opening week for their Lauv-assisted version of “Make It Right”, a new release last Friday, which picked up 45 stations during the session. Ed Sheeran co-wrote the track, which made its debut (as solely a BTS song) earlier this year. Blackbear‘s “Hot Girl Bummer” earned another 29 stations this week for a third place finish, tying it with Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber‘s “10,000 Hours”, which finally had its official impact here.

A pair of newcomers to the format, Tones And I and PUBLIC, finished the day in fifth and sixth place with “Dance Monkey” and “Make You Mine”, respectively. “Dance” (at 21 stations) has become a global smash in the last few months, hitting #1 in well over a dozen countries, including Australia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. “Make” (at 14 stations) has steadily earned an audience via the video app TikTok, which continues to drive interest in viral songs.

Recent releases from Billie Eilish, Charlie Puth and Post Malone are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

The new track from Selena Gomez, which is due tomorrow, will be the likely champion on next week’s report. “Lose You To Love Me” received a handful of early adds this week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BTS featuring LAUV, “Make It Right” (BigHit/Columbia)
2. BILLIE EILISH
, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
3-T. DAN + SHAY featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “10,000 Hours” (Warner)
5. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
6. PUBLIC, “Make You Mine” (Island/Republic)
7-T. NIALL HORAN, “Nice To Meet Ya” (Capitol)
7-T. POST MALONE featuring OZZY OSBOURNE & TRAVIS SCOTT, “Take What You Want” (Republic)
9. DIPLO & JONAS BROTHERS, “Lonely” (Columbia)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “Mother” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)

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