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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 5, 2020)

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: Marshmello and Halsey‘s new collaboration dominates the adds report with some kindness for the pop radio panel. Let’s add ’em up:

THAT “KIND” OF A WEEK: With an impressive 130 stations on impact, “Be Kind” by Marshmello and Halsey earns the week’s Most Added title at the Top 40 format. The song also scored a top ten rank on yesterday’s report at the Hot AC format. After a #40 debut on last Sunday’s published chart, “Kind” should make a nice move up the survey by the weekend and will likely appear in the top ten again on next Tuesday’s log.

A handful of newer releases also entered the top ten this week, but with add totals that weren’t nearly as substantial. The highest of those, Cyn‘s “Drinks”, managed a fourth place finish with 19 stations on impact. It’s her second track to impact here: “Holy Roller” was the first about a year ago, though it didn’t crack the top 50.

Charting singles from Megan Thee Stallion and Twenty One Pilots return to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, including data on the new release from Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. MARSHMELLO & HALSEY, “Be Kind” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
2-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
2-T. THE SCOTTS, “The Scotts” (Epic)
4. CYN, “Drinks” (Unsub/Caroline)
5. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
6. SAM SMITH & DEMI LOVATO, “I’m Ready” (Capitol)
7. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Level Of Concern” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
8-T. ASHE, “Moral Of The Story” (Mom+Pop/Further.)
8-T. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
10-T. AJR, “Bang!” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
10-T. JAYMES YOUNG, “Happiest Year” (Please Rewind/Atlantic/EMG)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 28, 2020)

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: in a very divided week at this format, Sam Smith and Demi Lovato are more than ready for a second week atop the adds report. Who else qualified for a medal? Let’s add ’em up:

“READY” FOR MORE: For the second week in a row, Smith and Lovato’s hit collaboration “I’m Ready” took the top prize on the adds report with 36 more stations in its second week. SAINt JHN‘s “Roses” followed closely in second place with 24 adds here.

There were a number of impacting releases this week, but no one song dominated on the log, likely due in part to a smaller number of stations actually reporting adds. The highest of them, Alec Benjamin‘s “Oh My God”, tied for third place with 20 stations. This will likely become his second charting song at the format, with “Let Me Down Slowly” spending two weeks at #50 last March. More new titles that entered to the top ten are below, including tunes from AJR, Fitz And The Tantrums and The Scotts.

Charting singles from Maren Morris, Powfu and Twenty One Pilots return to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (THIRTEEN)
1. SAM SMITH & DEMI LOVATO, “I’m Ready” (Capitol)
2. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
3-T. ALEC BENJAMIN, “Oh My God” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
3-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
5. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
6-T. AJR, “Bang!” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
6-T. THE SCOTTS, “The Scotts” (Epic)
8-T. JOJO, “Man” (Warner)
8-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Level Of Concern” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10-T. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, “I Just Wanna Shine” (Elektra/EMG)
10-T. JP SAXE featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “If The World Was Ending” (Arista)
10-T. LIL MOSEY, “Blueberry Faygo” (Interscope)
10-T. MAREN MORRIS, “The Bones” (Columbia)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 26, 2020)

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. Ready for some more quarantunes and how they’re doing on the radio? Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

ANOTHER WEEKND INSIDE: As predicted, The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” holds at #1 for a third week on the Top 40 radio chart, while also remaining at #4 and #6 on the Rhythmic and Hot AC charts, respectively. This looks to be its last week on top, as a couple of top gainers from Camila Cabello and DaBaby (#2) and Doja Cat (#3) will be aiming for pop purr-fection next month.

Bouncing from 43-29 on the list, Sam Smith and Demi Lovato‘s “I’m Ready” gives the two performers their 14th and 16th top 40 singles, respectively. Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” also bolts from 46-40, becoming her second top 40 entry at the format. The rapper previously charted with the Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Hot Girl Summer”, which reached #38 last October.

The new single from Tyga also marks the format debut of Curtis Roach, who land at #47 with “Bored In The House”. This track is another success story for the popular video app TikTok and quarantine-related releases, with Roach’s original clip going viral on the platform before catching Tyga’s attention. K-pop star Jackson Wang is also new to the top 50 with “100 Ways”, which checks in at #50. Wang was previously included on record label 88rising’s collaborative single “Walking”, which peaked at #37 in January.

Next week’s crop of charting releases could include emerging titles from JoJo and Sam Fischer, which are just below the top 50.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 21, 2020)

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: first-time collaborators Sam Smith and Demi Lovato get ready for the chart games with a triple-digit add win on impact. Let’s add ’em up:

“READY” FOR FLIGHT: After a solid debut in the top 50 on last Sunday’s published update, Sam Smith and Demi Lovato place first on this Tuesday’s adds report with “I’m Ready” with a giant 100 stations on impact. The song title has previously landed in the top 40 on several occasions for different compositions by Tevin Campbell (#7, 1994), Cherie (#31, 2004) and AJR (#25, 2014).

No other songs impacted at the format during Tuesday’s session, but some newer collaborations from JP Saxe & Julia Michaels and Tyga & Curtis Roach did enter the top five for the first time, both at 15 stations for the week.

Charting singles from Lauv, SAINt JHN and Twenty One Pilots return to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. SAM SMITH & DEMI LOVATO, “I’m Ready” (Capitol)
2. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
3-T. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
3-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Level Of Concern” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
5-T. JP SAXE featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “If The World Was Ending” (Arista)
5-T. TYGA x CURTIS ROACH, “Bored In The House” (Last Kings/Columbia)
7. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
8. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
9. JOJO, “Man” (Warner)
10-T. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
10-T. NATALIA DAMINI featuring PETEY PABLO, “Pacemaker” (ConCore Ent./The Orchard)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 20-21, 2020)

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 track impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

SAM SMITH & DEMI LOVATO, “I’m Ready” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Combining their chart histories, the two performers have almost 30 top 40 singles between them at the format.

With a larger amount of shifting adds dates given the current pandemic, we’ll see what new titles head to the format on Monday.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 19, 2020)

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. Ready for some more quarantunes and how they’re doing on the radio? Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

THE SECOND WEEKND: Gaining over 200 spins from last week, The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” remains strong at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 radio chart. It climbs a notch to #4 on the Rhythmic radio chart and holds at #6 on the Hot AC radio list this week. With more than 2,200 spins separating “Blinding” from its competition at #2, it could very well earn a third week at #1.

The current collaboration from Diplo, Morgan Wallen and Julia Michaels titled “Heartless” is up from 42-38 this week, just as the different song of the same title by The Weeknd hits recurrent status. It’s Diplo’s sixth solo top 40 single, while also becoming the sixth for Michaels and the first for Wallen, who’s been charting at the Country radio format for several years. Meanwhile, Bazzi lifts from 43-40 with “Young & Alive”, his fourth top 40 entry here. You can find “Heartless” on Diplo’s forthcoming set Thomas Wesley, Chapter One: Snake Oil, due May 29, while “Young” is included on Bazzi’s forthcoming set Lost And Found, due June 19.

Sam Smith and Demi Lovato‘s new collaboration “I’m Ready”, which impacts at the Top 40 format on Tuesday, is well on its way towards a gold medal with a top 50 debut at #43. Megan Thee Stallion is also looking for an Olympic-size win with “Savage”, as it enters at #46 following its viral breakout on the video app TikTok. Another single that emerged from the platform is new at #50: Lil Mosey‘s “Blueberry Faygo” splashes into the top 50 without having officially impacted at the format. “Savage” and “Blueberry” now appear in the top 20 on the Rhythmic chart, with the former also climbing through the same region on the Urban chart.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 18, 2020)

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: Top 40 programmers are dying to add the new song from Sam Smith, as its total paces well ahead of other impacting titles from Conan Gray and Monsta X. Let’s add ’em up:

“FOR” PLAY: With the title cut off their new album, Sam Smith bursts onto the adds report with “To Die For”, managing to score 148 stations on impact. The performer now has 13 top 40 songs to date at the format, with this single entering the airplay chart last weekend at #37. It should continue to ascend quickly here and at the Hot AC format, where it topped the report with 39 adds.

Newcomer Conan Gray picks up 32 stations on impact for “Maniac”, which lands in fourth place this week. It’s the first radio single off his forthcoming album Kid Krow, due next month. The act Monsta X also starts in the top five with “You Can’t Hold My Heart”, tying for fifth place with 22 stations on the log. The K-pop group is looking for their second top 40 entry with their new single. Will the two emerging records make the top 50 by the weekend? Stay tuned.

Charting songs from Doja Cat, Justin Bieber and Niall Horan are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

Collaborations led by Diplo and newcomers New Hope Club have some hope for a great adds week on the report next Tuesday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SAM SMITH, “To Die For” (Capitol)
2. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring QUAVO, “Intentions” (Def Jam)
3. DOJA CAT, “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. CONAN GRAY, “Maniac” (Republic)
5-T. MONSTA X, “You Can’t Hold My Heart” (Epic)
5-T. NIALL HORAN, “No Judgement” (Capitol)
7. KHALID x DISCLOSURE, “Know Your Worth” (RCA)
8. SELENA GOMEZ, “Rare” (Interscope)
9. ALI GATIE, “What If I Told You That I Love You” (Warner)
10. LIZZO, “Cuz I Love You” (Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 17-18, 2020)

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 emerging singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CONAN GRAY, “Maniac” (Republic)
Album: Kid Krow (2020)
Past T40 History: This is Gray’s first song to impact at the format. It isn’t a remake of Michael Sembello’s chart-topper from 1983.

EMINEM featuring JUICE WRLD, “Godzilla” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
Album: Music To Be Murdered By (2020)
Past T40 History: This new track will likely become Juice WRLD’s first posthumous top 40 hit. He earned two during his lifetime.

SAM SMITH, “To Die For” (Capitol)
Album: To Die For (2020)
Past T40 History: The title cut from Smith’s forthcoming album recently became their 13th top 40 single at the format since 2014.

Collaborations led by Diplo and New Hope Club have some hope for a solid week on the adds report next Tuesday.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 16, 2020)

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. The long weekend isn’t stopping some great action on the pop airwaves, including plenty of debuts and a return at #1. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

NEW WEEK, OLD POST: Post Malone‘s giant hit “Circles” isn’t budging from its spot in the top three on the pop survey, where the song has planted itself since early November. Rebounding from 2-1, this is its seventh nonconsecutive week at the top. The track also holds at #2 on this week’s Hot AC chart, as it continues to try and capture the top spot there.

With their 13th top 40 hit at the format, Sam Smith debuts at #37 with the title cut from his album To Die For. The tune lands just below the top 40 at the Hot AC format, but should easily reach the region by next weekend’s update. Niall Horan also enters in the top 40 with his seventh solo hit outside of One Direction, “No Judgement”. It starts at #39. “No” is the follow-up to “Nice To Meet Ya”, a title which returns to the top 40 thanks to the Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj collaboration of the same name. It climbs from 44-40, marking Trainor’s 14th top 40 single to date and Minaj’s 39th on the pop airwaves.

This week’s top 50 debut action is led by DaBaby‘s recent Rhythmic and Urban radio smash “Bop”, which checks in at #46. Minaj’s collaboration with chart newcomer Karol G, “Tusa”, starts at #47. The bilingual song, which has charted well across Latin America, is likely to do well in the States with an updated version that’s predominantly sung in English. Another pair of collaborations land in the #48 and #49 positions, as Future and Drake‘s “Life Is Good” and Russ and Bia‘s “Best On Earth” enter the region. Lastly, the fifth new track in the top 50 comes from Madison Beer, who narrowly sneaks in at #50 with “Good In Goodbye”. “Life” and “Best” haven’t officially gone for adds at the format, but the other three debuts impacted on Tuesday.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 20, 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: Normani harmonizes the hit patrol with her dazzling solo single, scoring the top spot on the weekly report. Let’s add ’em up:

SEVENTY-EIGHT IS ENOUGH: Normani’s newest single “Motivation” motivates 78 stations to report an add on impact at the Top 40 format, giving it the Most Added title this week. Following chart-topping duets with Khalid and Sam Smith, she is ready to score her third #1 song outside of Fifth Harmony this fall. An adds date at additional formats has not be announced yet; it did not place in the top ten on any other adds report this Tuesday.

The only other impacting song of note is from Katy Perry, who earns a second place finish with “Small Talk”, the follow-up to her recent top ten entry “Never Really Over”. With a total of 45 stations during the session, it should reach the top 50 by Sunday, but it will likely face some obstacles heading up the chart given her ongoing weaker research issues.

Charting releases by NF, OneRepublic and Sam Smith are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look for impacting singles from AJ Mitchell and Ava Max, Alessia Cara and Saweetie to bolt into the top ten next week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
2. KATY PERRY, “Small Talk” (Capitol)
3. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
4. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
5. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)
6. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
7. SAM FELDT featuring RANI, “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
8. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
9-T. ONEREPUBLIC, “Rescue Me” (Interscope)
9-T. SAM SMITH, “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)

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