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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 9-10, 2021)

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 new titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BLACK EYED PEAS featuring SAWEETIE & LELE PONS, “Hit It” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The band earned three top 40 hits from their last album Translation. Will this collaboration also translate here?

MASKED WOLF, “Say So” (Elektra/EMG)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: “Say” is the follow-up to the international hit “Astronaut In The Ocean”, which reached #8 at the Top 40 format.

OLIVIA HOLT, “Next” (Hollywood)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: In 2017, Holt peaked at #50 with “History”. Though she’s impacted with further songs, she hasn’t charted again.

THE WEEKND, “Take My Breath” (XO/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: “Take” scored a giant debut at #29 on the chart over the weekend, marking the singer’s 19th top 40 song to date.

Next week: the rumors of a new Lizzo single are true… will the Top 40 format be ready?

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 10, 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:

YEAR OF THE CAT: After stalling at #33 with “Juicy” in January, Doja Cat earns her first #1 at the Top 40 format with the song “Say So”, moving from 3-1 this week. Last month, it topped the Rhythmic radio chart. The song is also expected to be in the running for the #1 spot on tomorrow’s Billboard Hot 100 update, thanks in part to several versions of a new remix featuring Nicki Minaj.

The week’s lone top 40 entry is a huge one: Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber‘s “Stuck With U”, a new charity collaboration that shuffles in at #28. It’s the 21st top 40 hit for Grande and the 29th for Bieber, who are both managed by Scooter Braun’s SB Projects. (Braun is listed as a co-writer on the song.) The money from roughly 60% of each digital single sold will be headed towards the First Responders Children’s Foundation.

AJR and Harry Styles enter the top 50 at the format this week: the band at #47 with “Bang!” and Styles at #49 with “Watermelon Sugar”. The former entry recently hit the top five on the Alternative radio chart, while the latter impacts at both the Hot AC and Top 40 formats next week. The latter is also the follow-up to “Adore You”, which went to #1 on both charts earlier this year.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 27-28, 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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DOJA CAT – “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Hot Pink (2019)
Past T40 History: The video app TikTok continues to propel the career of this performer, who is now going through a single swap.

LIZZO – “Cuz I Love You” (Atlantic)
Album: Cuz I Love You (2019)
Past T40 History: After a big night at the Grammy Awards, the title song from Lizzo’s album should become her fourth top 40 hit.

NOAH CYRUS featuring LEON BRIDGES – “July” (RECORDS/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Cyrus has earned four top 40 entries to date at the format, though the last three have stalled outside the top 30.

TAYLOR SWIFT – “The Man” (Republic)
Album: Lover (2019)
Past T40 History: Will the fourth single from Swift’s album become the highest-charting of the era? It’ll need to beat a peak of #6.

After some significant early action, the title song from Selena Gomez‘s chart-topping album Rare impacts next Tuesday.

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