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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 17, 2019

Imagine that! A new chart-topper.

DEBUTS
39. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me
37. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Backstreet Boys – No Place (31)
20. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (27)
17. Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes (22)
15. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (21)
11. Westlife – Hello My Love (16)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maggie Rogers – Light On (08) | PEAK: #03
09. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (06) | PEAK: #03
08. George Ezra – Hold My Girl (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Backstreet Boys – Chances (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. The Strumbellas – Salvation (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kian – Waiting (1)
2. half•alive – Still Feel (2)
3. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (4)
4. Dan + Shay – Speechless (3)
5. Betty Who – I Remember (6)
6. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (10)
7. MKTO – How Can I Forget (5)
8. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (8)
9. Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back (-)
10. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (-)

In The Mix:
Anna Clendening – Invisible (new)
Bebe Rexha – Last Hurrah (new)
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back (new)
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
James TW – You & Me
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years
Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up (new)
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Max Frost – Money Problems
NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cuts featuring Georgia Ku – So Close (new)
Ocean Park Standoff – Good Time (new)
Sara Bareilles – Fire (new)
Sasha Sloan – Older
Sheppard – On My Way
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin
X Ambassadors – Boom
Zedd & Katy Perry – 365 (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After years of making my personal chart and not reaching the top spot, the Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons finally captures my #1 song of the week with “Bad Liar”. It’s the second radio single from the album Origins. Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves rises from 36-26 with the Biggest Mover on this week’s list, “Rainbow”. It’s a tune from Golden Hour, winner for Album Of The Year. The two debuts in the countdown both impact at the Hot AC format by the end of the month: Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved”, already a hit across Europe, starts at #37, while Dermot Kennedy‘s “Power Over Me”, currently in the top ten at Triple A radio here in the States, bows at #39. It’s the first entry for both male singers.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 10, 2019

Nothing breaks like a chart.

DEBUTS
40. Dido – Give You Up
38. Passenger – Survivors
36. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Smith & Thell featuring Swedish Jam Factory – Forgive Me Friend (39)
33. Lizzo – Juice (36)
31. Backstreet Boys – No Place (36)
27. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Maren Morris – Girl (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
21. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (26)
09. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (15) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho (06) | PEAK: #06
09. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (15) | PEAK: #09
08. Maggie Rogers – Light On (07) | PEAK: #03
07. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (03) | PEAK: #03
05. The Strumbellas – Salvation (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Backstreet Boys – Chances (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kian – Waiting (2)
2. half•alive – Still Feel (1)
3. Dan + Shay – Speechless (5)
4. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over (10)
5. MKTO – How Can I Forget (6)
6. Betty Who – I Remember (7)
7. American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart – Neighborhood (4)
8. Jeremy Zucker – Comethru (8)
9. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (-)
10. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (-)

In The Mix:
Bryan Adams – Shine A Light
Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me
Emily King – Look At Me Now
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
Grey featuring LÉON – Want You Back
James TW – You & Me
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Genius
Mat Kerekes – Ruby
Max Frost – Money Problems (new)
Rachel Crow – Up All Night
Sasha Sloan – Older
Sheppard – On My Way
Shinedown – Get Up
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin (new)
X Ambassadors – Boom (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s another week at the top for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus with “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, spending their second frame at the top. In a solid week for notable movers, with seven titles rising either five or six spots, the week’s survey also has a healthy pack of three debuts in the top 40. Leading the way, “Rainbow” from Kacey Musgraves enters at #36. It’s the second chart song off her album Golden Hour, which produced a #2 hit last year in “High Horse”. Passenger scores his tenth top 40 single on my chart with “Survivors”, placing at #38. It’s the follow-up song to “Hell Or High Water”, which got as high as #6 last year. Finally, at #40, Dido returns with her first top 40 hit since January 2004. “Give You Up” is from her forthcoming album Still On My Mind, coming 15 years after “White Flag”, which reached #2 on my chart, fell out of the survey.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 12, 2017

The “Place” for Adam’s favorites.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 12, 2017…

Debuts:
40. DEPECHE MODE, “Where’s The Revolution”

39. BLONDIE, “Fun”
38. STING, “One Fine Day”
31. KATY PERRY featuring SKIP MARLEY, “Chained To The Rhythm”

Biggest Mover(s):
IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer” (39-28, eleven spots)

10. ONEREPUBLIC, “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (steady, second week)
Album: Oh My My (2016, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “It’s Quiet Uptown” (down 3)
Album: The Hamilton Mixtape (2016, Hamilton Uptown/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. JOHN MAYER, “Love On The Weekend” (down 3)
Album: The Search For Everything (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. ADELE, “Water Under The Bridge” (down 3)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Delicious” (up 3)
Album: Giants (EP) (2018, KDS Farrell/Warner Bros. Records – Japan)
Peak: #5

05. MUNA, “I Know A Place” (up 3)
Album: About U (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. JULIA BRENNAN, “Inner Demons” (up 3)
Album: Inner Demons (EP) (2016, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

03. LP, “Lost On You” (down 1)
Album: Lost On You (2016, Vagrant/BMG/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

02. ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (up 1)
Album: Fifty Shades Darker (Soundtrack) (2017, Universal Studios-Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Human” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Human (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 27, 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. We’re finishing off the month of January on a strong note with yet another week of pop power, including a new #1 song and several exciting debuts. Let’s see what’s popping this Sunday:

MEET “ME” AT THE TOP: After leading the top 40 for a week, Ariana Grande‘s “thank u, next” is bounced out of the top spot, replaced by Halsey‘s “Without Me”, which advances from 3-1. It’s her third #1 single at the Top 40 format, following collaborations with The Chainsmokers (“Closer”, ten weeks in 2016) and G-Eazy (“Him & I”, two weeks in 2018). Next month, the performer is due to appear as the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. She’s also writing and recording her third studio album.

Entering the top 40 this week, LIVVIA‘s “Damn” rises from 44-39 to become her second top 40 hit at the format, while “Zeze” is up from 44-40 to land Kodak Black his second top 40 release as well. The two featured artists on the song, Travis Scott and Offset, earn their fifth and third solo top 40 entries at the format, respectfully. “Zeze” remains atop the Urban chart and recently led the list at Rhythmic radio.

This week’s top 50 debut action gives us four new hits in the region, with Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man‘s “Giant” ahead of the pack at #46. The collaboration is now in the top five in the U.K. and has landed in the top 40 across Europe. “Bad Liar” comes in at #47 for Imagine Dragons, which also soars into the top 50 on the Alternative chart. It’s the band’s follow-up to “Natural”, a #11 entry at the Top 40 format last year that topped the Alternative survey for nine weeks. Dua Lipa‘s soundtrack cut “Swan Song” gets into the action at #49 on the list and will be sure to move up significantly following its impact date this Tuesday. Lastly, at #50, it’s a new song for NF, who topped the chart last year for a week with “Let You Down”. His third and latest single is “If You Want Love”, a cut from his chart-topping 2017 album Perception.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 22, 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: Ariana Grande rings up another pop hit, while NF gets some great love from the panel. Let’s add ’em up:

SEVEN THE HARD WAY: “7 Rings” is ringing a bell across the U.S. this week, as Grande’s latest release leads the updated adds report at the Top 40 format with a huge 143 adds on impact. That massive debut should help carry the title deep into the top ten in the next few weeks, though it will have to contend with her own “thank u, next”, which recently spent its first official week at #1. At this point, “7” remains midway up the chart, boosted by hourly airplay at many stations upon release last Friday.

Also picking up some good support this week, “If You Want Love” from Christian crossover rapper NF should become his third top 40 single at the format, picking up 33 new stations and tying for third place. His two prior songs to chart here are “Let You Down”, which spent a week at #1 last year, and “Lie”, which got as high as #6. Will this one perform as well? We’ll find out soon.

Next week, look out for impacting songs by Alessia Cara (at #9 this week), Dua Lipa and Jake Miller to appear in the top ten.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “7 Rings” (Republic)
2. GESAFFELSTEIN & THE WEEKND, “Lost In The Fire” (Columbia)
3-T. NF, “If You Want Love” (Caroline)
3-T. SAM SMITH & NORMANI, “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol-RCA)
5. POST MALONE, “Wow.” (Republic)
6. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Sue Me” (Hollywood)
7-T. CALVIN HARRIS & RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Giant” (Columbia)
7-T. LIVVIA, “Damn” (12Tone)
9. ALESSIA CARA, “Out Of Love” (Def Jam)
10. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)

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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”.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 15, 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: we feel the burn at the top, as several impacting records burst into the top ten with big totals. Let’s add ’em up:

“FIRE” UP THE ADDS: It was a competitive week for two collaborations on the Top 40 adds report, as both accumulated bigger numbers this Tuesday, but by the end of the session, “Lost In The Fire” from Gesaffelstein & The Weekend paced just ahead of “Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith & Normani, with final totals of 118 and 98 stations, respectively. Both of these singles will land well into the top 40 by the published update on Sunday, with “Lost” having the early edge for the higher of the debuts. It’s also possible that both titles could appear in the top five on the adds report again next week, though that’ll depend on the results of several new impacting songs. (See below for more information.)

LIVVIA‘s “Damn” also managed to break into the top five on the new report, securing 23 stations and a fifth place finish. With the Cumulus block add it recently earned, the tune is quickly rising through the top 50 and could easily eclipse the peak of the Quavo-assisted “Catch A Body”, which reached #37 last May.

Next week, look out for three impacting tracks from Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man (ranked at #8 this week), George Ezra and NF to sport some major action on the list.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. GESAFFELSTEIN & THE WEEKND, “Lost In The Fire” (Columbia)
2. SAM SMITH & NORMANI, “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol-RCA)
3. POST MALONE, “Wow.” (Republic)
4. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Sue Me” (Hollywood)
5. LIVVIA, “Damn” (12Tone)
6. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
7-T. CALVIN HARRIS & RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Giant” (Columbia)
7-T. LAUREN DAIGLE, “You Say” (Centricity/12Tone/Warner Bros.)
9. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
10. LOUD LUXURY featuring BRANDO, “Body” (Armada/in2une)

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