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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 11-12, 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 are three tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ARIANA GRANDE – “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” (Republic)
Album: thank u, next (2019)
Past T40 History: As “7 rings” makes the top ten on the chart and this cut roars into the top 50, Grande’s pop hits keep on coming.

MKTO – “How Can I Forget” (Crooked Paintings/BMG)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: This duo, who hasn’t appeared on the Top 40 list since July 2015, scored a #8 entry a year earlier with “Classic”.

THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – “Who Do You Love” (Disruptor/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Just behind “break” on iTunes, this collaboration from two acts with four #1 hits behind them will do quite well.

Next week: No releases are set to impact as of yet, but this could change. Stay tuned for updates.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 21-22, 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 are four fresh hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ARIANA GRANDE – “7 Rings” (Republic)
Album: thank u, next (2019)
Past T40 History: After hourly airplay on Friday, Grande’s new track is already in the top 30, as “thank u, next” finally reaches #1.

CALVIN HARRIS & RAG’N’BONE MAN – “Giant” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Harris may be a regular at the format, but Rag’n’Bone Man last charted here with 2017’s “Human”, a #32 entry.

GEORGE EZRA – “Shotgun” (Columbia)
Album: Staying At Tamara’s (2018)
Past T40 History: Though quite successful in Europe, Ezra’s sole top 40 single at this format is 2015’s “Budapest”, peaking at #18.

NF – “If You Want Love” (Caroline)
Album: Perception (2018)
Past T40 History: Of his two top 40 entries, his biggest single to date, “Let You Down”, spent one week at #1 in March of last year.

Next week: Jake Miller looks to score his first top 40 entry since the fall of 2014 with “Wait For You”.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 20-21, 2018)

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 new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH – “Promises” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: In their quest for a new top ten hit, Harris is going for his 13th at the format, while Smith is aiming for his sixth.

MARSHMELLO x BASTILLE – “Happier” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Despite having lots of Alternative radio success, Bastille is best remembered here for 2014’s “Pompeii”, a #3 hit.

Next week: No titles are on the schedule yet for next week! We’ll keep you posted.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 10, 2018)

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: superstars Drake and Justin Timberlake are in their feelings with that top spot in sight, as they battle for the crown. Who’s leading the soul patrol? (Sorry, Taylor Hicks, not you.) Let’s add ’em up:

YOUR “SOUL” PROVIDER: With our holiday week in the rearview mirror, the Top 40 radio panel gets back to work with some cool new records in the heat of the summer. Of the most notable releases entering the top ten this week, “In My Feelings” by Drake and “SoulMate” by Justin Timberlake lead the way. It was a close race for most of the day, but in the end… yes, it was a tie! Each of the two songs reported 34 adds this week, which gives both “Feelings” and “SoulMate” bragging rights. Will either of these releases hold onto the top spot all on their own next week? We’ll see next Tuesday evening.

Elsewhere, Ella Mai‘s recent Urban radio chart-topper “Boo’d Up” scores a solid third place finish with 21 new stations. “Magic In The Hamptons” also gives new duo Social House a potential future hit at the pop format, as the Lil Yachty-assisted track scores 15 stations on impact, good for a fourth place finish.

Watch out for Juice WRLD‘s “Lucid Dreams”, a streaming monster that impacts here a week from now.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1-T. DRAKE, “In My Feelings” (YMCMB/Republic)
1-T. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “SoulMate” (RCA)
3. ELLA MAI, “Boo’d Up” (Interscope)
4. SOCIAL HOUSE featuring LIL YACHTY, “Magic In The Hamptons” (SB/Interscope)
5-T. BEBE REXHA, “I’m A Mess” (Warner Bros.)
5-T. NICKI MINAJ featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Bed” (YMCMB/Republic)
7-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Youngblood” (Capitol)
7-T. BRYCE VINE, “Drew Barrymore” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
7-T. TIESTO & DZEKO featuring PREME and POST MALONE, “Jackie Chan” (Casablanca/Republic)
10. KYGO featuring MIGUEL, “Remind Me To Forget” (Ultra/RCA)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 3, 2018)

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 hit holiday, with minimal action in the top ten. However, we can dive into the “Ocean” for some great action from Martin Garrix and Khalid, as proven radio records by Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha and others continue to score. Let’s add ’em up:

WHAT A MESS SHE’S MADE: With most radio programmers headed for a well-deserved break over the next few days, most of the top ten songs on this week’s report are relatively unchanged from the last few weeks. Rexha’s “I’m A Mess” repeats at #1, with a second week total of 30 adds, as “Remind Me To Forget”, the collaboration from Kygo featuring Miguel that’s been chosen for On The Verge programming by radio giant iHeartMedia, lands in second place with 24 new stations.

The only new track of note this week is that reactive collaboration from Garrix and Khalid, “Ocean”, which scores at 21 stations this Tuesday for a fourth place finish. It should approach the top 50 by the weekend. Next week, look out for the debut single by Social House, the Lil Yachty-assisted “Magic In The Hamptons”, to impact at the format. Happy 4th of July!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BEBE REXHA, “I’m A Mess” (Warner Bros.)
2. KYGO featuring MIGUEL, “Remind Me To Forget” (Ultra/RCA)
3. ALESSIA CARA, “Growing Pains” (Def Jam)
4. MARTIN GARRIX featuring KHALID, “Ocean” (RCA)
5. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Youngblood” (Capitol)
6. NICKI MINAJ featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Bed” (YMCMB/Republic)
7-T. CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN, “I Like It” (KSR Group/Atlantic)
7-T. MEGHAN TRAINOR, “Let You Be Right” (Epic)
9. POST MALONE, “Better Now” (Republic)
10-T. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Almost Love” (Hollywood)
10-T. TIESTO & DZEKO featuring PREME and POST MALONE, “Jackie Chan” (Casablanca/Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 26, 2018)

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: expect the expected (you know, a great adds session) from Bebe Rexha‘s latest single, while a months-old record gets a jolt from a radio giant. Let’s add ’em up:

THAT’S THE WAY IT SHOULD BEBE: From her first full-length album Expectations, which was released on Friday, it’s Bebe Rexha taking the top spot on this week’s Top 40 report with “I’m A Mess”, scoring 57 adds on impact. That total puts “Mess” ahead of recent winners by acts like Alessia Cara and Nicki Minaj/Ariana Grande, though they’re still bouncing around the top five.

It’s also a very good week for Kygo and Miguel‘s “Remind Me To Forget”, which has been receiving airplay for several weeks now. Thanks to a new campaign with iHeartMedia, which was introduced at Cannes Lions last week, the song is new at 36 stations. That sum is enough for second place on the leaderboard and will provide enough momentum to propel it into the top 50 soon.

With no new titles scheduled to impact and fewer station reports next week, largely due to the July 4th holiday, numbers should be on the low side and a large amount of the top ten will remain unchanged. That being said, something could always surprise…

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BEBE REXHA, “I’m A Mess” (Warner Bros.)
2. KYGO featuring MIGUEL, “Remind Me To Forget” (Ultra/RCA)
3-T. ALESSIA CARA, “Growing Pains” (Def Jam)
3-T. NICKI MINAJ featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Bed” (YMCMB/Republic)
5. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Youngblood” (Capitol)
6. POST MALONE, “Better Now” (Republic)
7-T. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Almost Love” (Hollywood)
7-T. YEARS & YEARS, “If You’re Over Me” (Interscope)
9-T. KHALID x NORMANI, “Love Lies” (Right Hand/Keep Cool/RCA)
9-T. MEGHAN TRAINOR, “Let You Be Right” (Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 25-26, 2018)

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:

BEBE REXHA – “I’m A Mess” (Warner Bros.)
Album: Expectations (2018)
Past T40 History: Rexha is fresh off her album release on Friday and a recent #2 entry, “Meant To Be”, with Florida Georgia Line.

LOVELYTHEBAND – “Broken” (RED)
EP: everything i could never say… (2017)
Past T40 History: This is the act’s first song to impact here; member Mitchy Collins previously entered the top 50 with Oh Honey.

LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO) – “Audio” (RECORDS/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: All three members of this new act have charted as soloists, but this is their first single together to head for adds.

Next week: The schedule looks empty, as July 4th is just around the corner. If anything changes, it’ll be here next Monday!

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