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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 24-25, 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 six new tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AVA MAX – “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Last month, “Sweet But Psycho” got as high as #3, giving the emerging artist her first big radio hit in the States.

AVICII featuring ALOE BLACC – “SOS” (Geffen/Interscope)
Album: Tim (2019)
Past T40 History: This is Avicii’s first posthumous release here. Blacc sung the lead vocal on 2013’s “Wake Me Up”, his one #1 hit.

CYN – “Holy Roller” (Unsub/Caroline)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Cyn is the lone format newcomer in the mix this week. She is one of the acts signed to Katy Perry’s Unsub label.

MKTO – “Shoulda Known Better” (Crooked Paintings)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The duo has four top 40 singles to date. This past April, their track “How Can I Forget” managed a peak of #50.

SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO – “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: As a duo, their big collaboration “I Know What You Did Last Summer” got as high as #10 back in January 2016.

ZARA LARSSON – “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: “Time” for Larsson to reach the top ten again! Her last top 40 entry, “Ruin My Life”, peaked at #16 in February.

Next week: Vacation, anyone? No new songs are on the schedule… yet.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 17-18, 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 new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

LIVVIA – “Dizzy” (12Tone)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Former Jonas camp member Olivia Somerlyn has charted with two minor top 40 singles. Will this be her third?

TAYLOR SWIFT – “You Need To Calm Down” (Republic)
Album: Lover (2019)
Past T40 History: With “ME!” looking stalled out just below the top five, this follow-up single (now in the top 40) is on its way up.

TOVE LO – “Glad He’s Gone” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: It’s been three years since Lo entered the top ten here. We’ll see if her new single earns her a seventh top 40 hit.

Next week: it’s a huge pop party with at least five impacting songs, including new releases from Ava Max, Avicii and MKTO. It’s anyone’s guess as to who the winner will be, so stay tuned for more.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 10-11, 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:

MILEY CYRUS – “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
Album: She Is Coming (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: With Russ now off the date, this EP cut is the only larger title impacting. It could earn Cyrus her 11th top 40 hit.

Next week: Don’t get dizzy listening to the format’s new releases, but do check out the impacting titles by LIVVIA and Tove Lo.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 3-4, 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 new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

KATY PERRY – “Never Really Over” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Her third top 40 song of the year and 27th overall had a nice debut in the top 30 on last Sunday’s published list.

MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO – “Find U Again” (RCA)
Album: Late Night Feelings (2019)
Past T40 History: This is Ronson and Cabello’s first collaboration to date. Together, they have five #1 singles overall at the format.

THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA – “Call You Mine” (Columbia)
Album: World War Joy (2019)
Past T40 History: The EDM duo has placed two songs in the top ten so far this year. Will this tune with Rexha become their third?

Next week: Russ fights a “Civil War” with the panel, but there are more fighters to come…

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 27-28, 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? Four singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – “Easier” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The group’s ninth top 40 hit jumped into the top 30 last Sunday and could very likely take the Most Added title.

ALLY BROOKE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE – “Lips Don’t Lie” (Latium/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Brooke is looking for her second solo top 40 entry outside of Fifth Harmony. “Low Key” recently peaked at #21.

BECKY G & DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS featuring RVSSIAN – “Next To You” (Arista/RED)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Of the three acts here, Becky G has logged the most time on the list with five prior top 40 releases at the format.

ED SHEERAN featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER and PNB ROCK – “Cross Me” (Atlantic)
Album: No. 6 Collaborations Project (2019)
Past T40 History: Sheeran’s collaboration with Justin Bieber from the same album, “I Don’t Care”, entered the top ten on Sunday.

Next week: the ladies lead the way with new singles headed to the format from DayaMiley Cyrus and perhaps others.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 20-21, 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? Just one cut impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

HALSEY – “Nightmare” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Following its top 30 debut last Sunday, Halsey’s 11th top 40 single since 2015 is well on its way to bigger action.

Next week: A single from Becky G and Digital Farm Animals enters the zoo next Tuesday following the long holiday weekend.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 13-14, 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 impacting tunes this week at the Top 40 format:

CHRISTIAN PAUL – “Strong” (12Tone/SRP)
Album: Christian Paul (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: Paul is the only format newcomer this week. His label recently made the top 20 with Lauren Daigle’s “You Say”.

ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER – “I Don’t Care” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: With a chart entry just below the top 20 on Sunday, expect this collaboration to potentially have a perfect week!

KYGO & RITA ORA – “Carry On” (Ultra/RCA)
Album: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: Kygo has five top 40 singles to date; Ora has six. Will the movie’s second place opening help this one chart well?

Next week: stay tuned, you never know when something big will pop up…

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