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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 26, 2021)

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: Jason Derulo and Adam Levine have a stylish look on the log. For this new collaboration and much more, let’s add ’em up:

A STYLISH LIST: Jason Derulo and Adam Levine have lived the Top 40 lifestyle for years now, so it’s very appropriate that their song called “Lifestyle” is this week’s Most Added song at the format. It earns 69 stations during its first week. The single snuck into the top 50 at the format on Sunday and is on the move. It also led the report at the Hot AC format yesterday with 33 stations there.

Ava Max returns to the runner-up position with 50 new stations for “My Head & My Heart”, while Sabrina Carpenter enters in third place with “Skin”, picking up 36 stations in its first week.

Charting singles from Megan Thee Stallion and Olivia Rodrigo returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for more adds activity.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JASON DERULO featuring ADAM LEVINE, “Lifestyle” (Atlantic)
2. AVA MAX, “My Head & My Heart” (Atlantic)
3. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Skin” (Island/Republic)
4. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Driver’s License” (Geffen/Interscope)
5. THE KID LAROI, “Without You” (Grade A/Columbia)
6-T. MADISON BEER, “Boysh*t” (Access/Epic)
6-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Body” (1501 Certified/300 Ent.)
8. SAWEETIE featuring DOJA CAT, “Best Friend” (ICY/Warner)
9. TRAVIS SCOTT & HVME, “Goosebumps” (Cactus Jack-B1/Epic)
10. BLACK EYED PEAS x SHAKIRA, “Girl Like Me” (Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 5, 2021)

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: 2021 kicks off with a triple-digit trio of winners from superstar artists: Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. For those hits and much more, let’s add ’em up:

ED STAYS AHEAD: After three weeks off from station activity due to the holidays, the Top 40 panel was certainly back in action today. A total of three songs earned more than 100 adds each this week, with Sheeran’s 157 adds for “Afterglow” besting Swift’s 154 for “Willow”. The pair of tracks were released in mid-December and are currently in the top 30 at the format. In third place, Bieber put up 105 stations for “Anyone” in its first week, which came out this past Friday. It entered at #39 on Sunday’s published chart.

The Black Eyed Peas and Shakira entered the top five with a fifth place finish for “Girl Like Me”, which scored 36 adds today. It marks the tune’s best week to date. Newcomer Fousheé also started in the top ten with her recent viral hit “Deep End”, which tied for eighth place with 26 stations.

Charting singles from Megan Thee Stallion and The Weeknd returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

No songs are currently scheduled to impact next week, but that will likely change soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ED SHEERAN, “Afterglow” (Atlantic)
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Willow” (Republic)
3. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Anyone” (Def Jam)
4. THE WEEKND, “Save Your Tears” (XO/Republic)
5. BLACK EYED PEAS x SHAKIRA, “Girl Like Me” (Epic)
6-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Body” (1501 Certified/300 Ent.)
6-T. RITT MOMNEY, “Put Your Records On” (Disruptor/Columbia)
8-T. ALL TIME LOW featuring BLACKBEAR, “Monsters” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
8-T. FOUSHEÉ, “Deep End” (RCA)
10. MILEY CYRUS featuring DUA LIPA, “Prisoner” (RCA)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 3, 2021)

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. As we march into the first full week of 2021, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

STATE YOUR POSITIONS: The first #1 song of 2021 belongs to the same one that led the last chart of 2020: Ariana Grande is at #1 on the Top 40 list for the third week with the title track from her album Positions. “34+35” holds at #13 for the second week. It remains to be seen whether or not “POV” will start to rise again, which was added by a few stations during the last session of 2020.

Justin Bieber‘s “Anyone”, his fourth top 40 single since September and 33rd entry overall, enters at #39 this week. It was released this past Friday. Up from 41-40, the Black Eyed Peas and Shakira sneak into the region with “Girl Like Me”. The track marks the 21st top 40 hit for the group and the 12th for Shakira, who appears in the top 40 for the first time since 2014.

This week’s top 50 entries are by K-pop act LOONA and the late rapper Pop Smoke. The former’s “Star” comes in at #47, marking their first charting song at the format. The latter’s “For The Night”, which features Lil Baby and DaBaby, is two spots lower at #49 on the chart. The collaboration also moves from 2-1 to become the new leader at the Rhythmic format this week.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 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. This week’s survey is looking holly and jolly with plenty of chart cheer, including a new tune at the top. Here’s what’s under the musical mistletoe at the format this week:

POSITIONED AT NUMBER ONE: The end of the year brings a new #1 song at the Top 40 format, as Ariana Grande takes the top spot with “Positions”, up 3-1. The song also ranks at #12 and #14 on the Rhythmic and Hot AC radio charts, respectively.

After debuting at #41 last week, “Willow” becomes the 33rd top 40 single at the format for Taylor Swift this week, which moves up to #28 on the list. Her new album Evermore just entered at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart on the most recent update. A little further down the chart, MAX earns his fifth top 40 song to date with “Blueberry Eyes”, rising from 43-39. The tune also marks the first solo top 40 entry for SUGA of the septet BTS. Finally, up from 42-40, Julia Michaels sneaks in with “Lie Like This”, her eighth top 40 hit here.

Four songs are new to the top 50 this week due to a purge of recent lower-charting titles, led by the Black Eyed Peas and Shakira at #42 with “Girl Like Me”. It’s their first charting single together. After reaching the top in a featured spot on 24KGoldn‘s “Mood”, Iann Dior checks in at #47 with his solo release “Holding On”. BTS jumps in at #48 with “Life Goes On”, which recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart due to strong sales numbers. Finally, Chung Ha and R3HAB land at #50 with “Dream Of You”.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 26, 2017

Cruisin’ into chart waters.

Have a very musical Memorial Day Weekend with these top releases, including a lot of great new singles, remixes and acoustic takes. Let’s serve up all the action from this week’s schedule:

LIL YACHTY – Teenage Emotions (iTunes)
Next week’s top debut should come from this 19-year-old Georgia rapper, who has a nice online following and big streaming stats. A single from this set, “Peak A Boo”, featuring labelmates Migos, is in the lower rungs of both the Rhythmic and Urban radio surveys. Stream and track-equivalent units will be notable for this one, but will they be enough to carry the album to #1? Stay tuned.

More albums out this week: Bryson Tiller‘s True To Self (iTunes), Gucci Mane‘s Droptopwop (iTunes), James Vincent McMorrow‘s True Care (iTunes), Josh Baldwin‘s The War Is Over (iTunes), Shakira‘s El Dorado (iTunes), The Beatles‘s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Deluxe Edition) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Axwell ^ Ingrosso‘s More Than You Know (iTunes), Kyle Lionhart‘s Eleven & Two (iTunes), Mabel‘s Bedroom (iTunes), River Matthews‘s Sunshine (iTunes), Serena Ryder‘s Electric Love (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All I Can Do”, Bad Royale featuring Silver (iTunes)
“Another Week”, Eric Saade (iTunes)
“Break A Little (Hector Fonseca & Eduardo Lujan Remix)”, Kirstin (iTunes)
“Cali God”, Grace Mitchell (iTunes)
“Call Me”, NEIKED featuring MIMI (iTunes)
“Can I Be Him (Live Acoustic Version)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Cannonball”, ZZ Ward featuring Fantastic Negrito (iTunes)
“Cover My Own”, Old Sea Brigade (iTunes)
“Cringe (Stripped Version)”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“Cut To The Feeling”, Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Dive”, Coast Modern (iTunes)
“Every Little Thing”, Deepend featuring Deb’s Daughter (iTunes)
“Feel It Still (Flatbush Zombies Remix)”, Portugal. The Man (iTunes)
“Fight For You”, Pluto featuring MAX (iTunes)
“Find Yourself”, Great Good Fine OK & Before You Exit (iTunes)
“FUNGSHWAY”, BIA (iTunes)
“Good Way”, Mark Elliott (iTunes)
“Gravity (White Sands Remix)”, Leo Stannard featuring Frances (iTunes)
“Heebiejeebies”, Aminé featuring Kehlani (iTunes)
“High Without Your Love (Acoustic)”, Loote (iTunes)
“Hit The Ceiling”, LION BABE (iTunes)
“I Know A Place (Brian Robert Jones Remix)”, MUNA (iTunes)
“I Miss Those Days”, Bleachers (iTunes)
“I Was Born”, Hanson (iTunes)
“I’m A Dreamer”, Violet Days (iTunes)
“I’m A Fan”, Pia Mia featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Liar”, Frans (iTunes)
“Lost In Your Love”, Colyer (iTunes)
“Loved By You”, Mali Music featuring Jazmine Sullivan (iTunes)
“Middle Fingers (Glades Remix)”, MISSIO (iTunes)
“Middle Of The Night (Felon Remix)”, The Vamps featuring Martin Jensen (iTunes)
“Need You”, Allie X featuring Valley Girl (iTunes)
“No Vacancy (French Version)”, OneRepublic featuring Amir (iTunes)
“Power”, Little Mix featuring Stormzy (iTunes)
“Remember I Told You”, Nick Jonas featuring Anne-Marie and Mike Posner (iTunes)
“Rooftops (Aber)”, Tobtok featuring Sorana (iTunes)
“Shame”, KNGDAVD (iTunes)
“Stay With You”, Cheat Codes featuring CADE (iTunes)
“Strangers”, Halsey featuring Lauren Jauregui (iTunes)
“Sure Thing”, Klyne (iTunes)
“Symphony (Cash Cash Remix)”, Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“The Youth”, George Taylor (iTunes)
“There For You”, Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“To Be Human”, Sia featuring Labrinth (iTunes)
“Treat Me”, Kiah Victoria (iTunes)
“Undercover (Coucheron Remix)”, Kehlani (iTunes)
“Ultra Love”, Marlon Roudette (iTunes)
“Wearing Nothing”, Dagny (iTunes)
“Woman”, Emmit Fenn (iTunes)
“Your Song”, Rita Ora (iTunes)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 16, 2001

Whenever, wherever they will chart.

Whenever, wherever they will chart.

It is time for yet 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’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the week just before the Christmas Break in sixth grade and revisit the top songs from this week in 2001…

Debuts:
40. MANDY MOORE, “Cry”
39. MICHELLE BRANCH, “All You Wanted”
37. LUDACRIS, “Roll Out (My Business)”
36. OUTKAST featuring KILLER MIKE, “The Whole World”
34. MARY J. BLIGE, “No More Drama”
32. BRITNEY SPEARS, “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman”

Biggest Mover(s):
RYAN ADAMS, “New York, New York” (29-22, seven spots)

10. AEROSMITH, “Just Push Play” (up 5)
Album: Just Push Play (2001, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

09. JEWEL, “Standing Still” (down 3)
Album: This Way (2001, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6

08. CRAIG DAVID, “7 Days” (up 4)
Album: Born To Do It (2001, Wildstar/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. USHER, “U Got It Bad” (steady, second week)
Album: 8701 (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. LINKIN PARK, “In The End” (up 1)
Album: Hybrid Theory (2000, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. THE CALLING, “Wherever You Will Go” (down 2)
Album: Camino Palmero (2001, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. NO DOUBT featuring BOUNTY KILLER, “Hey Baby” (up 1)
Album: Rock Steady (2001, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. SHAKIRA, “Whenever, Wherever” (up 1)
Album: Laundry Service (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #3

02. PINK, “Get The Party Started” (steady, second week)
Album: M!ssundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. NICKELBACK, “How You Remind Me” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Silver Side Up (2001, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (March 25)

Her hits (and hips) don't lie.

Her hits (and hips) don’t lie.

Rumor has it that there’s a she wolf in the closet and yet another animal on the loose in record stores today. Welcome to the jungle. Here’s what you need to know about on the schedule for the week of March 25:

  • Her collaboration with Rihanna, “Can’t Remember To Forget You”, may have been a dud on the radio charts, but Colombian singer Shakira is still soldiering with her new self-titled album. The current single from it is titled “Empire”. It will likely debut somewhere in the top 5 with a smaller sales total from her last English effort, 2009’s She Wolf. (iTunes)
  • Already responsible for a pair of big hits on the R&B survey, “Gas Pedal” and “Red Nose”, California rapper Sage The Gemini is out with his debut album, Remember Me. This will also likely find a spot in the top 5 as a third single makes it onto radio. (iTunes)
  • As singer Jerrod Niemann once sang, “What’s so wrong with one more drinkin’ song?” Well, “Drink To That All Night” is now a major Country hit, and his High Noon album makes it into stores this week. It should break into the top 15, if not the top ten. (iTunes)
  • Swag pop duo Karmin wanna raise Pulses with their debut album and first major release since their EP Hello two years ago. Unfortunately, given their relationship with the record label, that probably isn’t going to happen. The has produced two charting U.S. singles, “Acapella” and “I Want It All”. (iTunes) (My review of Pulses)
  • Can you believe that Elton John‘s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is 40 years old? Featuring classics like “Candle In The Wind”, the title track and “Harmony”, it deserves to be celebrated. So, a new deluxe edition is out in several different packages, including a remastered edition with bonus tracks and a companion disc with acts like Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy and The Band Perry all putting their own spin on cuts from the album. (iTunes)
  • From out of the archives and now out to the public, a series of shelved recordings dating back to the 80’s from the late Johnny Cash, titled Out Among The Stars, is now available. (iTunes)
  • For soundtrack releases this week, check out the compilation from the upcoming film Rio 2 (iTunes), featuring songs from Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe, as well as second volume of music from the fourth season of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Animals As Leaders‘s The Joy Of Motion (iTunes), Asia‘s Gravitas (iTunes), Barry Manilow‘s Night Songs (iTunes), Miles Davis‘s The Bootleg Series, Vol. 3: Miles At The Fillmore (iTunes), My Chemical Romance‘s May Death Never Stop You (The Greatest Hits 2001 – 2013) (iTunes), QUE‘s Who Is QUE. (EP) (iTunes), Rod Stewart‘s Live 1976-1998: Tonight’s The Night (iTunes), Sleeper Agent‘s About Last Night (iTunes) and The Hold Steady‘s Teeth Dreams (iTunes).

New digital-only EPs and singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Crazy Lucky”, a new single from rockers Better Than Ezra. (iTunes)
  • “Crazy Stupid Love”, the first radio release from newcomers My Crazy Girlfriend. (iTunes)
  • “Fever”, the first single from The Black Keys‘s new Turn Blue album. (iTunes)
  • “Whispers”, a new track from Passenger‘s forthcoming album. (iTunes)

Next week, Christina Perri‘s Head Or Heart leads the pack of new albums, with the She Looks So Perfect (EP) from 5 Seconds Of Summer also making some waves. How will they chart, along with Dan & Shay and MKTO? A full preview is coming in seven!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 17, 2002

This chart (tastes so sweet.)

This chart (tastes so sweet.)

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. By March of sixth grade, we were all itching to get out and head off to middle school. It was just a few months away. Meanwhile, here’s a look at my top 40 from March 17, 2002:

Debuts:
40. LENNY KRAVITZ, “Stillness Of Heart”
39. P. DIDDY featuring USHER and LOON, “I Need A Girl (Part 1)”
34. NO DOUBT, “Hella Good”
33. NICKELBACK, “Too Bad”

Biggest Mover:
ALICIA KEYS, “How Come You Don’t Call Me?” (40-27) (13 spots)

10. SHAKIRA, “Underneath Your Clothes”
After shaking her hips and rolling around in the mud until “Whenever, Wherever” became a worldwide hit and her debut English one as well, our favorite Columbian singer slowed it down a bit for her followup single. Luckily, it was also pretty big, going top ten on the Hot 100 and my own chart. Today, you’ll find her on The Voice and promoting her new album.

09. NELLY FURTADO, “…On The Radio (Remember The Days)”
Remember the days when Furtado ruled the airwaves? The performer’s 2000 debut, Whoa, Nelly! went 2x Platinum in the U.S. alone. After two pretty big hits here, “Radio” failed to secure much airplay, and missed the Hot 100 completely. Her next era, 2003’s Folklore, was severely under-appreciated worldwide, but became her biggest to date on my survey.

08. MICHELLE BRANCH, “All You Wanted”
18-year-old Branch became the newest superstar on Madonna‘s Maverick Records in the summer of 2001 with her top ten CHR and Hot AC single “Everywhere”, but “Wanted” did even better at both formats during this spring season. She last made my chart in 2011 with “Loud Music” and has been struggling to release an album, West Coast Time, since then.

07. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”
After five weeks at #1 on my chart, the U.S. comeback smash for this lovely lady was slowly falling down my top ten. It made waves across the world, and lifted Fever to Platinum status here. Minogue’s latest album is Kiss Me Once, in stores on Tuesday. First single “Into The Blue” looks to break the top 20 in the U.K., her biggest hit there in nearly four years.

06. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “Escape”
In 2002, Iglesias still had his trademark mole and could still deliver the hits on his own, like this track from his album of the same name. You may remember the video in which tennis star Anna Kournikova played his lover, which turned into a real-life thing. He’s still nursing the damage from three consecutive CHR radio flops from his latest effort, Sex + Love.

05. *NSYNC (featuring NELLY), “Girlfriend”
Whether you enjoyed the rap remix of this or not, it’s clear that it helped the boy band garner their third big single from the album Celebrity and showcased a more urban side to them. Unfortunately, it would also be their last appearance on the Hot 100. The five went on a “hiatus” shortly after the run for this and the subsequent PopOdyssey Tour wrapped up.

04. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Hands Clean”
Under Rug Swept was the name of this singer and songwriter’s album at the time, but someone must’ve left the broom in the closet because it entered at #1 on the Billboard 200. “Hands” performed the best from it, though followup “Precious Illusions” also entered my chart. Morissette last made it on during the summer of 2012 with “Guardian”, peaking at #17.

03. PINK, “Don’t Let Me Get Me”
When in doubt, call out the head of your label and a fellow pop star and you may just get yourself a huge song. L.A. Reid and Britney Spears may have been her targets, but so was the coveted top spot. This was her second #1 following her contribution to 2001’s massive “Lady Marmalade” from the film Moulin Rouge. She recently performed at The Oscars.

02. IIO, “Rapture (Tastes So Sweet)”
When I was 12, I just wanted to dance… I think. Once again, the U.S. was late to the party with this global dance hit, and it peaked just outside the top 40 on the Hot 100. However, it was hot in the clubs and on my chart, where it was holding at its peak. It was the biggest single on my chart for the New York duo of Markus Moser and Nadia Ali, who left in 2005.

01. DARREN HAYES, “Insatiable”
From Savage Garden to his solo material, I’ve always loved Hayes’s music; he could sing the phone book and I would consider charting it. (Maybe that’s going a little too far.) It was this week in 2002 that “Insatiable” was atop my chart for a fifth frame as it also graced the AC and CHR radio surveys. Parent album Spin was one of my favorites that year. The 41-year-old Brisbane born performer last ranked on my top 40 in 2012 with “Stupid Mistake”, which got as high as #9.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (January 14)

Hoping for a #1.

Hoping for a #1.

From a Jersey boy to a Country boy, and from pop queens to Dap-Kings, we’ve got a little bit of everything on the menu this week. Here are all the releases you need to know about for January 14:

  • The Boss is back to take his place at the top of the charts. With his first album since 2012, Bruce Springsteen returns with High Hopes, a collection of remakes, outtakes and re-recorded versions of songs from prior efforts. It’s a first for him, but one that should prove to be popular with his core fans. Look for it to debut at #1 or very close to it. (iTunes)
  • California rockers Switchfoot are Fading West on their latest album, featuring the Alternative single “Who We Are” and Christian radio hit “Love Alone Is Worth The Fight”. Much like their last album, 2011’s Vice Verses, a top ten debut on the Billboard 200 seems likely. (iTunes)
  • She sure is a trooper. Diagnosed with cancer last year and now returning to her musical group, the soulful sounds of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are back with Give The People What They Want, their latest for Daptone Records. (iTunes)
  • On the Country circuit this week, check out Jennifer Nettles‘s first solo album apart from Sugarland, That Girl (iTunes), and newcomer Jon Pardi hits the scene with Write You A Song. (iTunes) Both artists are currently on the Country chart with their respective singles; title track “That Girl” for Nettles and “Up All Night” for Pardi. (For some classic Country, you’ll want a listen to Mary Chapin Carpenter‘s Songs From The Movies (iTunes) and Rosanne Cash‘s River And The Thread. (iTunes))
  • Other albums out this week include the U.S. release of Bastille‘s All This Bad Blood (iTunes), James Vincent McMorrow‘s Post Tropical (iTunes), Kidz Bop Kids‘s Volume 25 (iTunes), Mindless Self Indulgence‘s F–k Machine (iTunes), Ryan Star‘s A N G E L S + A N I MA L S (iTunes) and The Crystal Method‘s The Crystal Method. (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Can’t Remember To Forget You”, a hot duet for Shakira and Rihanna. (iTunes)
  • “Coming Of Age”, new from California rockers Foster The People. (iTunes)
  • “Give Me Back My Hometown”, the latest single from Country singer Eric Church. (iTunes)
  • Hits Like A Hurricane (EP), a five-song effort of the singles and more from Chris Wallace. (iTunes)
  • “I’m A Freak”, a new track by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull. (iTunes)
  • “Rewind”, already racing up the Country charts for Rascal Flatts. (iTunes)
  • “The Heart”, a new single from Southern rockers needtobreathe. (iTunes)

Next week, A Great Big World tries to take over the world with their debut album. Will they make it to #1? A preview is coming in seven.

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SINGLE PREMIERE: Shakira featuring Rihanna – “Can’t Remember To Forget You” (+ Lyrics)

"Remember" my name.

“Remember” my name.

Q1 of 2014 just got a little bit hotter in the music industry with two divas on one big single. Colombian singer Shakira, whose hips don’t lie, and Barbadian beauty Rihanna, whose hits don’t lie, are packing a punch on “Can’t Remember To Forget You”, out today. The ska-tinged pop/rock track could potentially become Shakira‘s first top ten hit on the Hot 100 since a collaboration with Beyoncé, “Beautiful Liar”, peaked at #3 in 2007. Her new album will be out later in 2014.

(Listen to “Can’t Remember To Forget You” — Purchase “Can’t Remember To Forget You” on iTunes)

“CAN’T REMEMBER TO FORGET YOU”
Shakira Rihanna Both

[Verse 1]
I left a note on my bedpost
Said not to repeat yesterday’s mistakes
What else can I do when it comes to you?
I see only the good, selective memory

[Bridge]
You make me feel you
Got a hold on me
I never met someone so different
Oh, here we go
You’re part of me now
You’re part of me
So, where you go, I follow, follow, follow

[Chorus]
Oh oh oh (x2)
I can’t remember to forget you
Oh oh oh (x2)
I keep forgetting I should let you go
But when you look at me
The only memory, is us kissing in the moonlight
Oh oh oh (x2)
I can’t remember to forget you

Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
I can’t remember to forget you
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh

[Verse 2]
I go back again, fall off the train
Land in his bed, repeat yesterday’s mistakes
What I’m trying to say is not to forget
To see only the good, selective memory

[Bridge]
Ooh, he makes me feel like
Ooh, he makes me feel like
I never seem to act so stupid
Oh, here we go
You’re part of me now
You’re part of me
So, where he goes, I follow, follow, follow

[Chorus]
Oh oh oh (x2)
I can’t remember to forget you
Oh oh oh (x2)
I keep forgetting I should let you go
But when you look at me
The only memory, is us kissing in the moonlight
Oh oh oh (x2)
I can’t remember to forget you

[Middle 8]
I’d rob and I’d kill to, keep him with me
I’d do anything for that boy
I’d give my last dime to hold him tonight
I’d do anything for that boy

I’d rob and I’d kill to, keep him with me
I’d do anything for that boy
I’d give my last dime to hold him tonight
I’d do anything for that boy

[Chorus]
Oh oh oh (x2)
I can’t remember to forget you
Oh oh oh (x2)
I keep forgetting I should let you go
But when you look at me
The only memory, is us kissing in the moonlight
Oh oh oh (x2)
I can’t remember to forget you

But when you look at me
The only memory, is us kissing in the moonlight
Oh oh oh (x2)
I can’t remember to forget you

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