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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 15, 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. This one’s a little quieter than usual, but it’s still full of bops, including some reactive soundtrack cuts on the rise. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

SHAWN AIN’T GONE: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello remain strong at #1 for the fourth week on the Top 40 chart with “Señorita”, as it smashes the format’s all-time weekly record for the most spins in a week: 19,771. Could it blow past 20,000 spins in the next week? Stay tuned. Meanwhile, the song is still very active at Hot AC radio, where it climbs from 5-3 on its way to the top.

Despite some larger moves in the top 40 for emerging hits by Cabello, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, we have just one new track in the region this week: “Good As Hell”, the third top 40 entry for Lizzo, which climbs from 46-37. In 2016, this song was originally released on the soundtrack to Barbershop: The Next Cut, but it has since gained new attention in the streaming era. Lizzo also stays at #2 for the third week with “Truth Hurts”, which could still score a week at #1, as it continues to post solid gains week-to-week.

Halsey‘s “Graveyard” and Lauv‘s “F*ck, I’m Lonely”, a collaboration with Anne-Marie, are the only new titles in the top 50. They launch at #48 and #49, respectively. “Graveyard” is included on Halsey’s forthcoming album Manic, due in January. “Lonely” is the first single to chart from the soundtrack to the third season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, a set that also features a tune that’s headed for adds at the format on Tuesday: 5 Seconds Of Summer‘s “Teeth”. Look out for information on the latter title very soon.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 10, 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: Camila Cabello provides some double trouble with two cuts dominating on the report. If you don’t believe us, we’re no liars. Let’s add ’em up:

CABEL-LO AND BEHOLD: Cabello’s recent dual single release of “Liar” and “Shameless” is proving to be pretty strong in sales, streaming and on the radio, as the cuts pack a 1-2 punch on this week’s Top 40 adds report. Both tunes pick up over 120 adds each, with “Liar” pacing ahead with 138 and “Shameless” ending with 124. In short: they’re giant and about to do even more damage! On the Hot AC adds report yesterday, the singles finished in the same order, with “Liar” earning 18 adds and “Shameless” receiving 11.

Why Don’t We also managed to secure a decent 26 stations and a fifth place finish this week, as they officially impact with “What Am I” after several weeks of early action. Like Cabello’s two entries above, “What” entered the top 40 at the format last weekend. It looks poised to become the group’s highest-charting single at the format later this year; they’ve now had four top 40 songs to date.

Charting releases by Lizzo, Post Malone and Taylor Swift are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

A huge Tuesday is ahead at the format, led by a soundtrack song from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, as well as the latest singles by 5 Seconds Of Summer (which ranked at #6 this week) and Halsey.


MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. CAMILA CABELLO, “Liar” (Syco/Epic)
2. CAMILA CABELLO, “Shameless” (Syco/Epic)
3. POST MALONE, “Circles” (Republic)
4. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
5. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
6. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Teeth” (Interscope)
7. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
8. ALI GATIE, “It’s You” (Warner)
9. AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX, “Slow Dance” (Epic)
10-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Slide Away” (RCA)
10-T. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 3, 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: Post Malone has the cure for your post-Labor Day blues, as his latest hit circles the format and squarely leads the weekly log. Let’s add ’em up:

THE SHAPE OF POP RADIO: Ahead of his highly-anticipated album Hollywood’s Bleeding, due Friday, Post Malone lands the Most Added song at Top 40 radio this Tuesday with “Circles”, scoring a big 115 stations. “Circles” snuck into the top 40 on this past Sunday’s published update at #40, so you can expect it to make a larger move by the weekend. At the Rhythmic format, the track is in second place on the log with 15 adds in its first week.

Taylor Swift also advanced with the title track from her album Lover, which received 34 stations during the session and a second place finish. Though the track has not seen a formal impact date as of yet, it’s already at #10 on the latest Billboard Hot 100 update following the album’s robust #1 debut. As “You Need To Calm Down” begins to descend in the coming weeks, look for this single to easily make the top 40 very soon.

Charting releases by Alessia Cara, Lizzo and Normani are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Camila Cabello looks poised to lead next week’s adds report, with new music (two songs) from her expected on Thursday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. POST MALONE, “Circles” (Republic)
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
3. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
4. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
5. ALESSIA CARA, “Rooting For You” (Def Jam)
6. MEGAN THEE STALLION featuring NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN, “Hot Girl Summer” (1501 Certified/300 Ent.)
7. LAUV featuring ANNE-MARIE, “F*ck, I’m Lonely” (AWAL/in2une)
8-T. AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX, “Slow Dance” (Epic)
8-T. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
8-T. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 2-3, 2019)


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 new title impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

POST MALONE – “Circles” (Republic)
Album: Hollywood’s Bleeding (2019)
Past T40 History: Circle this song as the likely winner on Tuesday’s adds report. It quickly entered the top 40 on Sunday’s update.

Next week: with lots of early action at the format, Why Don’t We‘s “What Am I” should keep its momentum going on impact.

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 (September 1, 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. While you’re relaxing and enjoying the long weekend, let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

SHAWN AND ON: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello hold at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 list with “Señorita”. The collaboration also jumps from 8-5 on the Hot AC chart and 28-23 on the Rhythmic chart. Back on the pop survey, it eclipses 19,000 spins for the first time this week and gained nearly 690 in the last seven days, so expect the single to put up a strong fight for a third frame at the top next weekend.

Katy Perry bounces into the top 40 with a 42-37 move for “Small Talk”, which earns the singer her 28th top 40 song here. Rising a couple of spots from 41-39 is the first top 40 hit for Stephen Puth, younger brother of Charlie Puth, with “Look Away”. The song is not a hot Chicago cover, but their “Look Away” spent two weeks at #1 in December 1988. Post Malone also leaps in at #40 with his 11th top 40 single to date, “Circles”. The track debuted on Friday morning and impacts on Tuesday. Malone’s forthcoming album Hollywood’s Bleeding is due on Friday.

With one week to go before their new single officially impacts at the format, Why Don’t We jumps in at #43 with “What Am I”. It’s likely to become their fourth top 40 song next weekend. Alessia Cara is also new to the list with “Rooting For You”, starting at #47 this week. This Summer, Cara’s new EP, is out on Friday. Further entries in the top 50 come from Taylor Swift and Lizzo: “Lover” is in at #49, which continues to score unsolicited airplay, while the three-year-old “Good As Hell” enters at #50, which also charts at the format without having a proper adds date. Both songs were performed live at MTV’s Video Music Awards about a week ago.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 23, 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: Sam Smith tops the report, as he catches some ZZZ’s and the top spot in the world of adds. Don’t get sleepy just yet… we still have to add ’em up:

IN “DO” TIME: Coming off his two-week #1 single “Dancing With A Stranger”, a collaboration with Normani that landed at the top in May, Sam Smith had a sizable impact week for his follow-up release. “How Do You Sleep?” rested comfortably at 85 stations this week, leaping ahead of a second place finish for NF‘s “Time” (earning 52 stations) and a third place finish for OneRepublic‘s “Rescue Me” (47 stations) on the log. All three songs started below the top 50 on last Sunday’s published update, but they will grab a spot in the region by Sunday, as several older tracks will be pulled from the list. As expected, “How” will debut the highest.

Current chart hits from Blanco Brown and the Jonas Brothers are among those tunes that are stable in the top ten here on the latest adds list.

Though no releases are currently listed as impacting next week, look for songs from Ali Gatie and NCT 127, both headed for adds in two weeks, to pick up some early support.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SAM SMITH, “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)
2. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
3. ONEREPUBLIC, “Rescue Me” (Interscope)
4. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
5. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
6. JONAS BROTHERS, “Only Human” (Republic)
7-T. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
7-T. SAM FELDT featuring RANI, “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
9. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
10. POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG, “Goodbyes” (Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 16, 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: those Jonas Brothers are “Only” on top again, but there are new singles stepping into the top ten as well, including a viral dance smash. Let’s get onto the floor and add ’em up:

THE HUMAN TOUCH: Having cleared more than 70% of the Top 40 panel, the Jonas Brothers are back at the top of the report, earning another 42 stations this week, which puts them just ahead of Blanco Brown‘s “The Git Up” with 37 adds. “Git” picked up 21 stations yesterday at Country radio, where it tied for fourth place. Brown’s debut single is now in the top 40 at the pop format as of last Sunday’s published update and could receive a larger boost by this weekend.

The first collaboration for Monsta X and French Montana, titled “Who Do U Love?”, is loved at 25 stations this week. Tying for fifth place on the log, it should easily crack the top 50 in the coming days. Reactive tracks from Lewis Capaldi, Miley Cyrus and Zara Larsson are among those rounding out the top ten.

Next week, it’s likely to be another wild session with new releases from NF, OneRepublic, Sam Feldt and others.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. JONAS BROTHERS, “Only Human” (Republic)
2. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
3-T. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
3-T. POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG, “Goodbyes” (Republic)
5-T. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
5-T. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)
7. KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR, “With You” (Columbia/Epic)
8. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
9. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
10-T. ILLENIUM & JON BELLION, “Good Things Fall Apart” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
10-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
10-T. STANAJ, “Love Me” (Lava/Republic)

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