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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 19, 2021

Justice for all.

Justin case you didn’t know what was coming, New Music Friday is packed with the new albums from Justin Bieber, Lana Del Rey and Sam Smith, as well as the latest singles from 347Aidan, Lil Tjay and Steve Aoki. The Club is open and the bops are here:

Notable albums out this week: Adam Melchor‘s Lullaby Hotline Vol. 1 (iTunes), Jon Batiste‘s We Are (iTunes), Justin Bieber‘s Justice (iTunes), Lana Del Rey‘s Chemtrails Over The Country Club (iTunes), Middle Kids‘s Today We’re The Greatest (iTunes), MyKey‘s Welcome To The Witching Hour (iTunes), Sam Smith‘s Love Goes: Live At Abbey Road Studios (iTunes), Starrah‘s The Longest Interlude (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Ben Kessler‘s Cruise Control (iTunes), Gabby Barrett‘s Live From The Goldmine (iTunes), Morgan Wade‘s Reckless (iTunes), Mothica‘s Forever Fifteen (iTunes) Ringo Starr‘s Zoom In (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“7th Heaven”, Angelina Jordan (iTunes)
“10 Years”, Daði Freyr (iTunes)
“As A Child”, Madeline The Person (iTunes)
“Asthma Pump”, Tay Money & Flo Milli (iTunes)
“Baby Steps”, Amy Shark (iTunes)
“Back Of My Mind”, Brittnee Kellogg (iTunes)
“Billionaire”, Delta Goodrem (iTunes)
“Bitter”, Michal Leah (iTunes)
“Butterflies”, James TW (iTunes)
“Cheer Up Baby”, Inhaler (iTunes)
“Close”, Delanie Leclerc (iTunes)
“Congratulations”, Fitz featuring Bryce Vine (iTunes)
“Creep”, Mxmtoon (iTunes)
“Cross Country (Remix)”, Breland featuring Mickey Guyton (iTunes)
“Deepest Lonely”, Birdy (iTunes)
“Evergreen”, Bendigo Fletcher (iTunes)
“Fade Like You”, Nathan Day (iTunes)
“Feels Like Flying”, No Spirit (iTunes)
“Fighting In The Car”, Joe P (iTunes)
“Fire In Me”, Julia Stone (iTunes)
“Floating Through Space (Hex Hector Roller Jam Mix)”, Sia x David Guetta (iTunes)
“F**k Your Friends”, KILLBOY (iTunes)
“Headshot”, Lil Tjay, Polo G & Fivio Foreign (iTunes)
“Her Body”, Nasty Cherry (iTunes)
“Hi.”, Lauren Sanderson (iTunes)
“Higher (Acoustic)”, Clean Bandit featuring Iann Dior & GRACEY (iTunes)
“I Looked Into Your Eyes”, Sky McCreery (iTunes)
“I Wanna Slam My Head Against The Wall”, Glaive (iTunes)
“If You Change Your Mind”, Hunter Hayes (iTunes)
“ILYM”, John K featuring ROSIE (iTunes)
“In The Air”, Man Cub & Lucas Marx (iTunes)
“Let’s Hold Hands”, Dreamer Boy featuring Melanie Faye (iTunes)
“Lie To Me”, Abigail Barlow & Ariza (iTunes)
“Little Bit Of Love”, Tom Grennan featuring Emily Roberts (iTunes)
“Long Way Home”, Brynn Cartelli (iTunes)
“(L)only Child”, Salem Ilese (iTunes)
“Looking The Other Way”, Trent Dabbs (iTunes)
“Made To Fly”, Colton Dixon (iTunes)
“Malibu”, Virginia To Vegas & NOTD (iTunes)
“Meditate”, CoachDaGhost (iTunes)
“Mine Forever”, Lord Huron (iTunes)
“Nevermind”, Babygirl (iTunes)
“Nightmares”, Mike’s Dead (iTunes)
“No Plans For Love”, D-Nice featuring Ne-Yo & Kent Jones (iTunes)
“Nobody Is Perfect”, Davina Michelle (iTunes)
“Obsessed”, Addison Rae (iTunes)
“Oh God”, Marinelli (iTunes)
“One More Dance”, Alexander Oscar (iTunes)
“Opps”, TheHxliday (iTunes)
“Over It”, Drax Project (iTunes)
“Picture Of You”, Sara Kays (iTunes)
“Remember Me”, Boy In Space (iTunes)
“Rise”, Lost Frequencies (iTunes)
“River”, Tom Gregory (iTunes)
“Same Old”, ENNY (iTunes)
“Situations”, Paris Texas (iTunes)
“Sleep Well”, J Ember (iTunes)
“Spoiled (Goodboys Remix)”, Ant Saunders (iTunes)
“Superbloom (Live)”, MisterWives (iTunes)
“The Bright Lights”, Flora Cash (iTunes)
“Things Are Different (Acoustic)”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Tipsy”, Xana (iTunes)
“To Begin Again”, Ingrid Michaelson x ZAYN (iTunes)
“Tomboy”, Destiny Rogers featuring Coi Leray (iTunes)
“Try Me”, Lil Mosey (iTunes)
“Used To Be”, Steve Aoki & Kiiara featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“We Would Have Some Cute Kids”, Tai Verdes (iTunes)
“Whatever Keeps You Going”, Donovan Woods featuring J.P. Robarts P.S. Music Project (iTunes)
“When The Devil Cries”, 347Aidan (iTunes)
“Yes Or No”, Brando (iTunes)
“You Belong To Somebody Else”, PJ Harding & Noah Cyrus (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Carrie Underwood and Evanescence are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 30, 2020

Love goes, but also returns for this week’s New Music Friday releases, including the newest albums from Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor and Sam Smith, as well as fresh songs from BENEE, Carly Rae Jepsen and Shawn Mendes. Here come the tricks and treats:

Notable albums out this week: Ariana Grande‘s Positions (iTunes), Bring Me The Horizon‘s Post Human: Survival Horror (iTunes), Cam‘s The Otherside (iTunes), For KING & COUNTRY‘s A Drummer Boy Christmas (iTunes), JAWNY‘s For Abby (iTunes), JoJo‘s December Baby (iTunes), LÉON‘s Apart (iTunes), MadeInTYO‘s Never Forgotten (iTunes), Meghan Trainor‘s A Very Trainor Christmas (iTunes), Omarion‘s The Kinection (iTunes), Queen Naija‘s Missunderstood (iTunes), Sam Smith‘s Love Goes (iTunes), Tia Gostelow‘s Chrysalis (iTunes), Tori Kelly‘s A Tori Kelly Christmas (iTunes), Trippie Redd‘s Pegasus (iTunes), Wesley Schultz‘s Vignettes (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Kennedi‘s Self (iTunes), MYRNE‘s Wandering (iTunes), Tomorrow x Together‘s Minisode1: Blue Hour (iTunes), Upsahl‘s Young Life Crisis (iTunes), Virginia To Vegas‘s Don’t Wake Me, I’m Dreaming (iTunes), WizTheMC‘s What About Now (iTunes), Zayde Wølf‘s Reimagined, Vol. 1 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1st Time”, Bakar (iTunes)
“All About You”, The Knocks featuring Foster The People (iTunes)
“Angelina”, Kitten (iTunes)
“Always In A Rush”, Andy Mineo & Mez (iTunes)
“Am I The Only One”, R3HAB x Astrid S x HRVY (iTunes)
“Animals”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Baby, I’m Coming Home”, Ally Brooke (iTunes)
“Best Friend”, Lauren Aquilina (iTunes)
“Blood”, Nothing, Nowhere. featuring KennyHoopla & JUDGE (iTunes)
“Brave”, Nick Howard (iTunes)
“Buzzin'” and “Should’ve Known Better Days”, Cooper Alan (iTunes)
“Dancing In My Room”, 347Aidan (iTunes)
“Don’t Change You”, Rock Mafia x Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Dora”, Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“Double G”, French Montana featuring Pop Smoke (iTunes)
“Drugs”, Tai Verdes (iTunes)
“Earth Is A Black Hole”, Teenage Wrist (iTunes)
“El Cambio”, Chesca (iTunes)
“Elevator”, Qveen Herby & yoitsCrash (iTunes)
“Fade Away”, Morgan Page & VIVID (iTunes)
“Fairytale Of New York” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Fake Fine”, Robert Grace featuring Gnash (iTunes)
“Feed The Fire”, SG Lewis & Lucky Daye (iTunes)
“Fever”, Dua Lipa featuring Angèle (iTunes)
“First Day Of My Life”, Milow (iTunes)
“Giant Bat” and “Sad Sad”, WENS (iTunes)
“Gin N Juice”, Jack Kays (iTunes)
“Gold”, Paloma Faith (iTunes)
“Graveyard Boyfriend”, Jillette Johnson (iTunes)
“Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe”, Cher (iTunes)
“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, PUBLIC (iTunes)
“Heartbreak Of America”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Hold It”, Obli (iTunes)
“Holiday”, Richard Marx (iTunes)
“Holidays”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Hot”, Pia Mia featuring Flo Milli & Sean Paul (iTunes)
“I Don’t Want You To See This”, Brandon Colbein (iTunes)
“I Got So High That I Saw Jesus (Live)”, Noah Cyrus featuring Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“I Love Me”, Russ (iTunes)
“I Need You Christmas”, Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“If I Gotta Run”, Tim Chadwick (iTunes)
“I’m Only Me When I’m Not Sober”, Abigail Barlow (iTunes)
“Incredible”, Gary Barlow (iTunes)
“Interstellar Love”, The Avalanches featuring Leon Bridges (iTunes)
“Intervention”, Client Liasion (iTunes)
“It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries”, Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Kill Me Better”, Don Diablo & Imanbek featuring Trevor Daniel (iTunes)
“Let Down”, Paris Jackson (iTunes)
“Like Gold”, Loud Luxury & Frank Walker featuring Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Look Over Your Shoulder”, Busta Rhymes featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
“Losses”, Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Love For The Summer”, Deacon featuring Loren Gray (iTunes)
“Love You From A Distance”, Ashley Kutcher (iTunes)
“Naughty List”, Liam Payne featuring Dixie D’Amelio (iTunes)
“Never Alone”, Above Snakes (iTunes)
“Never Know Your Name”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“Never The 1”, ROSIE (iTunes)
“New President”, Mt. Joy (iTunes)
“No Drama”, Becky G x Ozuna (iTunes)
“No Love (Dub Mix)”, Skip Marley featuring D Smoke (iTunes)
“No Really, I’m Good”, Snow Tha Product (iTunes)
“Nobody”, NOTD & Catello (iTunes)
“One Touch (Acoustic)”, Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Onyx”, Stevan (iTunes)
“Paradise”, Meduza x Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“Patience”, Jordan Suaste (iTunes)
“Plain”, BENEE featuring Lily Allen & Flo Milli (iTunes)
“Pray”, Xana (iTunes)
“Progress”, Great Good Fine OK (iTunes)
“Psycho Killer”, The Wrecks (iTunes)
“Reality Check Please”, Lime Cordiale (iTunes)
“Remove 45”, De La Soul featuring Styles P, Talib Kweli, Pharoah Monch, Mysonne, Chuck D & Posdnuos (iTunes)
“Sad Songs”, Route 94 featuring L Devine (iTunes)
“Sea And Fire (Acoustic)”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Shake Ya Boom Boom”, Static & Ben El featuring Black Eyed Peas (iTunes)
“Shut Me Up”, Gabbie Hanna (iTunes)
“Something In Your Eyes”, Steps (iTunes)
“South”, Changing Cleo featuring Guccihighwaters (iTunes)
“Stay Down”, Lil Durk featuring 6LACK & Young Thug (iTunes)
“Sucks To Be You”, SAINt JHN (iTunes)
“That Won’t Save Us”, Against The Current (iTunes)
“The End”, Alesso x Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“The Thanksgiving Song”, Ben Rector (iTunes)
“Time Warp”, Tenacious D (iTunes)
“Trouble’s Coming (Purple Disco Machine Remix)”, Royal Blood (iTunes)
“Tyranny”, Dessa (iTunes)
“Under Pressure”, Karen O & Willie Nelson (iTunes)
“Unbound (Austin Millz Remix)”, Michelle (iTunes)
“Under The Mistletoe”, Kelly Clarkson & Brett Eldredge (iTunes)
“Upside Down (Remix)”, JVKE featuring Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Vanilla (Stairwell)”, Holly Humberstone (iTunes)
“Walk You Home”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Waterman”, USERx (iTunes)
“We Haven’t Looked At Our Phones”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“We’re The Lucky Ones”, The Marías (iTunes)
“What It Is”, KYLE featuring Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Whatever You Want”, Crowded House (iTunes)
“Where Did Summer Go”, Bre Kennedy (iTunes)
“Whole World Watches”, Jesse Ruben (iTunes)
“Willow Tree”, Tash Sultana featuring Jerome Farah (iTunes)
“With You In Mind”, Conor Michael Smith (iTunes)
“Wonder (Acoustic)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Zombie”, Tiagz featuring Curtis Roach (iTunes)
“Zombie Prom (Hallowe’en At Home Edition)”, Kaiser Chiefs (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums from Donovan Woods and Kylie Minogue are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 29, 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: we find some fast adds for Travis Scott‘s fast food, which certainly helps to nourish the Top 40 panel. Let’s add ’em up:

A LOT FOR SCOTT: Travis Scott’s “Franchise”, a collaboration with Young Thug and M.I.A., is the week’s Most Added song at the Top 40 format with 56 stations on impact. It earns an additional 60 adds at the Rhythmic format and 63 on the Urban report.

The rest of the top four also consists of new entries: Bastille‘s “Survivin'”, which earned a third place finish at both the Alternative and Hot AC formats, was a survivor and started in second place here with 28 adds in its first week. Why Don’t We‘s “Fallin'” took the third position with 26 stations this week, just six hours after the tune was released. Look for it to score even more action during next week’s session, when it officially impacts at this format. Finally, Ali Gatie and Alessia Cara‘s collaboration “Welcome Back” was welcomed solidly by the Top 40 panel, settling in fourth place with 25 adds from the panel.

Charting singles from Madison Beer, Sam Smith and Zoe Wees returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: the aforementioned Why Don’t We, as well as Dua Lipa, will be falling into place on the log with plenty of new adds.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A., “Franchise” (Cactus Jack/Epic)
2. BASTILLE, “Survivin'” (Republic)
3. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. ALI GATIE featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Welcome Back” (Warner)
5-T. SAM SMITH, “Diamonds” (Capitol)
5-T. TATE MCRAE, “You Broke Me First” (RCA)
7. ZOE WEES, “Control” (Caroline)
8. MADISON BEER, “Baby” (Access/Epic)
9-T. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER, “Holy” (Def Jam)
9-T. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 22, 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: Justin Bieber and Sam Smith witness some triple-digit love at the Top 40 format, but which of their diamonds is the jewel of the panel? Let’s add ’em up:

O “HOLY” FIGHT: The race was tight for the week’s Most Added single, but in the battle of the one-word titles, “Holy” found the faith to blast past “Diamonds”. Bieber and Chance The Rapper‘s new collaboration together secured 165 stations on impact, just ahead of Smith’s still impressive 145. The pair of pop winners are already well into the top 40 at this format and should continue to make some moves through the fall. On Monday, “Diamonds” snuck ahead of “Holy” to become the Most Added track at the Hot AC format, but the top spot on today’s report at the Rhythmic format went to “Holy”.

Last week’s top song, Marshmello and Demi Lovato‘s “OK Not To Be OK”, settled for third place with 29 more adds this week.

Charting singles from Tate McRae and Zoe Wees returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for more adds action!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER, “Holy” (Def Jam)
2. SAM SMITH, “Diamonds” (Capitol)
3. MARSHMELLO & DEMI LOVATO, “OK Not To Be OK” (Island/Republic)
4. TATE MCRAE, “You Broke Me First” (RCA)
5-T. CALVIN HARRIS x THE WEEKND, “Over Now” (Columbia)
5-T. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
7-T. BLACKPINK & SELENA GOMEZ, “Ice Cream” (Interscope)
7-T. ZOE WEES, “Control” (Caroline)
9-T. MADISON BEER, “Baby” (Access/Epic)
10-T. 24KGOLDN featuring IANN DIOR, “Mood” (RECORDS-Columbia)
10-T. AVA MAX, “Kings & Queens” (Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 21-22, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

JUSTIN BIEBER featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER – “Holy” (Def Jam)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The big collaboration is already in the top 40 at the format, becoming Bieber’s 30th such entry here since 2009.

SAM SMITH – “Diamonds” (Capitol)
Album: Love Goes (2020)
Past T40 History: “Diamonds” is already shining brightly at the pop format. It’s Smith’s third top 40 single of 2020 and 15th total.

Let’s welcome back Ali Gatie and Alessia Cara to the Top 40 format: their newly-released collaboration impacts next week.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 20, 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. Yes, someone you loved is back at the top of the pop chart. Here’s what’s popping this week:

THE WAY TO “GO”: Lewis Capaldi scores his second #1 song on the Top 40 chart with “Before You Go”. In its 36th week in the top 40, the single sets a new record for the slowest run ever to the top spot in the plays-per-week era, surpassing the previous record by five weeks. It’s already reached #1 on the Hot AC radio chart.

Three superstar releases leap into the top 40 this week, led by Marshmello and Demi Lovato‘s collaboration “OK Not To Be OK”. It blasts from 43-29, becoming their tenth and 17th top 40 singles at the pop format, respectively. Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper enter the chart at #34 with “Holy”, marking their 30th and fifth top 40 songs here, respectively. The track was just released on Friday. Lastly, the 15th top 40 single for Sam Smith lands at #39. “Diamonds” is taken from the Love Goes album, which comes out on October 23.

The only top 50 entry this week comes from newcomer Jxdn. The social media star debuts at #49 with “Angels & Demons”.

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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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