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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 19-20, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

KATY PERRY – “Small Talk” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Perry’s last single “Never Really Over” recently spent two weeks at #10, but is now free-falling down the survey.

NORMANI – “Motivation” (Keep Cool/RCA)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: With a pair of #1 hits at the format in the last year as one half of a duet, Normani’s new cut is ready to motivate.

Next week: can new songs by Alessia Cara and Saweetie sweeten the top spot on the report, or will AJ Mitchell and Ava Max dance there first? Stay tuned!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 12-13, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

JAX JONES & BEBE REXHA – “Harder” (Interscope)
Album: Snacks (2019)
Past T40 History: Jones barely hit the top 40 in 2017 with the RAYE-assisted “You Don’t Know Me”, earning three weeks at #40.

TWENTY ONE PILOTS – “The Hype” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
Album: Trench (2018)
Past T40 History: Both “Chlorine” (#29 peak) and “My Blood” (#30) from the same album made the top two on Alternative radio.

Next week: expect Katy Perry‘s “Small Talk”, which was released on Friday, to chat up the top spot.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 5-6, 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 tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALI GATIE – “It’s You” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Gatie is making his debut at the format. His track has already reached the top 20 in Australia and New Zealand.

ARIANA GRANDE & SOCIAL HOUSE – “Boyfriend” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The hot song entered the top 40 on yesterday’s official published list. It’s the first top 40 entry for Social House.

NCT 127 – “Highway To Heaven” (Caroline)
EP: We Are Superhuman (original version, 2019)
Past T40 History: This K-pop act impacts with their first song at the format, an English version of an EP cut from this past spring.

Y2K & BBNO$ – “Lalala” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Both performers are making their debut at the format. The tune now ranks in the top 20 on Spotify’s U.S. chart.

Next week: Jax Jones and Bebe Rexha go a little “Harder” for their chance at the Most Added song of the week.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 29-30, 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 one new tune impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

LIL TECCA – “Ransom” (Galactic/Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: This single, a significant streaming hit on multiple platforms, is now approaching the top 20 at Rhythmic radio.

Next week: format newcomers Ali Gatie and NCT 127 hit the “Highway” to radio. Who will end up on top?

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 22-23, 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:

CHRIS BROWN featuring DRAKE – “No Guidance” (RCA)
Album: Indigo (2019)
Past T40 History: Despite his history on the Rhythmic and Urban lists, Brown last charted as a lead artist here with 2016’s “Zero”.

NF – “Time” (Caroline)
Album: The Search (2019)
Past T40 History: Of the rapper’s three chart songs to date, the biggest was the #1 smash “Let You Down” from March of last year.

ONEREPUBLIC – “Rescue Me” (Mosley/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Though this band continues to chart well at the Hot AC format, it’s been 2-1/2 years since they last ranked here.

SAM FELDT featuring RANI – “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Neither artist has charted here. Feldt’s 2015 cover of Robin S’s “Show Me Love” scored some minor pop airplay.

SAM SMITH – “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After landing just below the top 50 on last Sunday’s update, Smith is looking for his third #1 song at the format.

STEPHEN PUTH – “Look Away” (Arista/RED)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: This is Puth’s first cut to see a wide release at the Top 40 format. He is the brother of chart-topper Charlie Puth.

Next week: No songs are currently listed as impacting at the format, but that could soon change…

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 15-16, 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:

BLANCO BROWN – “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG – Warner)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Producer Blanco impacts here with his first single as an artist. It also heads for adds at Country radio this week.

ILLENIUM & JON BELLION – “Good Things Fall Apart” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: Ascend (2019)
Past T40 History: 2-1/2 years ago, Bellion hit #10 at the format with “All Time Low”. He has a total of three top 50 entries to date.

MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA – “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Following in the footsteps of big artists like BTS and PSY, this seven-man band is spreading K-pop to the States.

Next week: NF has “Time” on his side and OneRepublic is off to the “Rescue” a week from now. Who else will be joining them on their way to the top of the adds report?

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 8-9, 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 tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD – “Hate Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Goulding’s “Close To Me” spent a week at #2 in April, her highest-charting hit in four years. Will this rise to #1?

KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR – “With You” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Kaskade’s single “Atmosphere” spent a week at #50 in September 2013, marking his only chart song here so far.

LIL NAS X – “Panini” (Columbia)
Album: 7 (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: With “Old Town Road” headed down after spending three weeks at #4, his follow-up release is being served hot.

POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG – “Goodbyes” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After two days of airplay, the collaboration debuted at #35 last Sunday. Malone’s scored ten top 40 hits thus far.

Next week: Blanco Brown gits his chance at the format with a new dance sensation, while the act Monsta X is looking for some monsta numbers for their first song to impact here. We’ll see if anyone else joins the pop party soon.

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