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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 18-19, 2017)

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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ASTRID S – “Think Before I Talk” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: The Norwegian performer has yet to chart here, though “Hurts So Good” did receive a little pop airplay last fall.

FIFTH HARMONY – “He Like That” (Syco/Epic)
Album: Fifth Harmony (2017)
Past T40 History: After “Down” failed to break the top 20, will the group rebound with the second single from their self-titled set?

IMAGINE DRAGONS – “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
Album: Evolve (2017)
Past T40 History: The Las Vegas group is back in pop radio’s good graces, having just reached #3 earlier this year with “Believer”.

NICK JONAS – “Find You” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Jonas is looking for his seventh solo top 40 hit at the format, the biggest of which was “Jealous”, a one-week #1.

ZAYN featuring SIA – “Dusk Till Dawn” (RCA)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Going for his fifth chart song, Malik is the one member of One Direction not currently in the top 40 at this time.

Next week: Charly Black and Luis Fonsi bring their “Party” onto pop playlists, while Ed Sheeran has a “Perfect” solution for a station in need of a hit…

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 11-12, 2017)

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 seven (!) titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AXWELL ^ INGROSSO – “More Than You Know” (Def Jam)
EP: More Than You Know (2017)
Reissue: This track, which remains a big hit overseas, originally impacted at this format on August 8. View the original entry here!

DEJ LOAF – “No Fear” (Columbia)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Despite significant Rhythmic and Urban airplay in the past, this is the performer’s first entry on the CHR chart.

FERGIE featuring NICKI MINAJ – “You Already Know” (Dutchess/BMG-RED)
Album: Double Dutchess (2017)
Past T40 History: Fergie’s most recent solo top ten hit, “Clumsy”, reached #2 in January 2008. Her last top 40 entry was in 2014.

HAILEE STEINFELD & ALESSO featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and WATT – “Let Me Go” (Republic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Steinfeld’s potential sixth top 40 entry at the format has quite the billing. “Go” remains in the top 40 on iTunes.

KELLY CLARKSON – “Love So Soft” (Atlantic/RRP)
Album: Meaning Of Life (2017)
Past T40 History: 15 years ago this week, “A Moment Like This” first debuted at #42. “Soft” should become her 21st top 40 single.

MARC E. BASSY featuring HAILEE STEINFELD – “Plot Twist (Remix)” (Republic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Bassy’s “You & Me” reached #31 around this time last year. He previously led the Los Angeles group 2AM Club.

SAM SMITH – “Too Good At Goodbyes” (Capitol)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Smith’s seventh top 40 single entered at #34 on yesterday’s published chart. Will it become his second #1 here?

Next week: We know of at least five songs going for adds next Tuesday, including music from Astrid S, Fifth Harmony and that big collaboration from ZAYN and Sia. Stay tuned for more details, but we never really know just where to find them…

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 14-15, 2017)

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 the four new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

OLIVIA O’BRIEN – “RIP” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: O’Brien reached #5 last fall as the featured artist on gnash’s “i hate u, i love u”. This is her first solo radio single.

P!NK – “What About Us” (RCA)
Album: Beautiful Trauma (2017)
Past T40 History: Expect P!nk’s 27th top 40 song at the format to be this week’s Most Added record, with a triple digit total likely.

THE REVIVALISTS – “Wish I Knew You” (Washington Square/Concord/in2une)
Album: Men Amongst Mountains (2015)
Past T40 History: It hit #1 at Triple A last September, followed by #1 on the Alternative chart in May. How will the group do here?

THE SCRIPT – “Rain” (Columbia)
Album: Freedom Child (2017)
Past T40 History: Already a top 40 hit at the Irish trio’s core format, Hot AC, the guys are hoping for their sixth top 40 entry here.

Next week: at least six songs head to the format next Tuesday, including hot new tracks from BlackbearDua Lipa and Halsey.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 7-8, 2017)

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 the four new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJR – “Drama” (S-Curve/BMG)
Album: The Click (2017)
Past T40 History: The Met brothers have hit the top 30 twice (“I’m Ready” and “Weak”) since 2014. Will this track go any higher?

AXWELL ^ INGROSSO – “More Than You Know” (Def Jam)
EP: More Than You Know (2017)
Past T40 History: “I Love You” got to #28 here in April. “More” is a big streaming hit, with a top 15 peak on Spotify’s Global chart.

HARRY STYLES – “Two Ghosts” (Columbia)
Album: Harry Styles (2017)
Past T40 History: “Sign Of The Times”, Styles’s first solo chart entry, reached #12 back in May. His self-titled album peaked at #1.

WHY DON’T WE – “Something Different” (Atlantic)
EP: Something Different (2017)
Past T40 History: This five-man boy band is the only new act impacting here this week. “Different” is a former Spotify Viral entry.

Next week: Olivia O’Brien says “RIP” to her competitors, while The Script hopes the adds “Rain” down on them.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 31-August 1, 2017)

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 sole track impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

PORTUGAL. THE MAN – “Feel It Still” (Atlantic)
Album: Woodstock (2017)
Past T40 History: This is the band’s first single to impact at Top 40 radio. It’s led the Alternative radio chart for the last six weeks.

Even though this appears to be a slower week, you never know when an act is going to return with his/her/their latest single… that isn’t meant to suggest that I know anything in advance, but just be on the lookout. It happens! Meanwhile, I would assume that the two biggest impacting singles from last week, from Louis Tomlinson and Selena Gomez, will perform well again this week.

Next week: sibling trio AJR brings a whole lot of “Drama” to the format, Harry Styles takes us in another Direction and looks for solo hit number “Two”, while new boy band Why Don’t We delivers “Something” delectable for the teen pop market.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 24-25, 2017)

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 the four new tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS featuring SEAN PAUL – “Subeme La Radio (Remix)” (Sony Latin/RCA)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Paul appeared on the English version of Iglesias’s last top ten hit to date, “Bailando”, which reached #9 in 2014.

FALL OUT BOY – “Champion” (Island/Republic)
Album: M A N I A (2017)
Past T40 History: This Illinois quartet is looking for their fourteenth top 40 entry at the format, four of which have hit the top ten.

LOUIS TOMLINSON featuring BEBE REXHA & DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS – “Back To You” (Syco/Epic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Outside of One Direction, Tomlinson was the vocalist on Steve Aoki’s “Just Hold On”, a #32 single from March.

SELENA GOMEZ featuring GUCCI MANE – “Fetish” (Interscope)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Gomez recently peaked at #12 with “Bad Liar”. She has four #1 songs to date, including three off her last album.

Next week: No songs have been publicly announced at this time. Stay tuned!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 17-18, 2017)

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 the four new tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DAVID COOK – “Gimme Heartbreak” (Analog Heart Music/INgrooves)
EP: TBA (Fall 2017)
Past T40 History: The American Idol winner has three entries to date, last charting with 2009’s “Come Back To Me”, a #46 entry.

DEMI LOVATO – “Sorry Not Sorry” (Republic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Of her dozen top 40 tunes, only one has hit #1: 2012’s “Give Your Heart A Break”, which spent two weeks there.

JORGE BLANCO – “Summer Soul” (Hollywood)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: This is Blanco’s first single to impact here. The 25-year-old is also an actor with Disney Channel Latin America.

KESHA – “Praying” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Rainbow (2017)
Past T40 History: “Praying” was last week’s Most Added title. The performer’s had a dozen top 40 hits, four reaching the top spot.

Next week: Will Top 40 stations champion Fall Out Boy‘s new single as it impacts? Will someone else take the crown? Find out a week from now…

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