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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 24-25, 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 six new tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AVA MAX – “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Last month, “Sweet But Psycho” got as high as #3, giving the emerging artist her first big radio hit in the States.

AVICII featuring ALOE BLACC – “SOS” (Geffen/Interscope)
Album: Tim (2019)
Past T40 History: This is Avicii’s first posthumous release here. Blacc sung the lead vocal on 2013’s “Wake Me Up”, his one #1 hit.

CYN – “Holy Roller” (Unsub/Caroline)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Cyn is the lone format newcomer in the mix this week. She is one of the acts signed to Katy Perry’s Unsub label.

MKTO – “Shoulda Known Better” (Crooked Paintings)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The duo has four top 40 singles to date. This past April, their track “How Can I Forget” managed a peak of #50.

SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO – “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: As a duo, their big collaboration “I Know What You Did Last Summer” got as high as #10 back in January 2016.

ZARA LARSSON – “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: “Time” for Larsson to reach the top ten again! Her last top 40 entry, “Ruin My Life”, peaked at #16 in February.

Next week: Vacation, anyone? No new songs are on the schedule… yet.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 23, 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. Some say that talk is cheap, and while that’s not so far-fetched, it does change when it’s on top of the pop chart. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

WE NEED TO TALK: Earning his third #1 smash at the format since September of last year, Khalid leaps from 3-1 on this week’s Top 40 chart with “Talk”. Of those three hits, it’s the first by just himself to reach the summit; the other singles were with Normani and a three-way collaboration with Benny Blanco and Halsey. Accordingly, “Talk” is also the new #1 song on the Rhythmic chart, while it continues to gain in the top ten and top 20 on the Urban and Hot AC formats, respectively. Expect it to hang onto the top for a second week here on the pop survey, as Khalid’s main competition is still too far away to knock him out.

Further down the survey, the action isn’t nearly as exciting, but there are still a few notable titles to mention. Moving from 43-37, we have the 11th top 40 single at the format for Miley Cyrus with “Mother’s Daughter”. It’s the sole entry in the region this week. After debuting on Friday, the second chart collaboration by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello starts at #41. “Señorita” is likely to be this week’s Most Added record at the format on Tuesday evening and should see a nice rise through the top 40 by the weekend. Only one other song slides into the top 50 this week, a collaboration that’s already been to #1 on the Rhythmic chart: “Pure Water” checks in at #50 for Mustard and Migos. It also recently appeared in the top ten on the Urban chart. Should this song make the top 40 on the pop airwaves, it’ll be the first with the word “pure” in its title to enter the region in 20 years.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 23, 2019

It’s all 4 ME!

DEBUTS
39. Goo Goo Dolls – Miracle Pill
37. James TW – Incredible
36. Michael Bublé – Forever Now | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
20. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
16. Keane – The Way I Feel (21)
15. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (20)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Noah Kahan – Mess (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Bastille – Joy (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (03) | PEAK: #02
04. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (3)
2. Dave Matthews Band featuring Brandi Carlile – Come Tomorrow (-)
3. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (2)
4. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (6)
5. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (8)
6. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (5)
7. BBMak – Bullet Train (7)
8. Noah Kahan – Cynic (-)
9. Cyn – Holy Roller (-)
10. LIVVIA – Dizzy (10)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other
Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil (new)
Daughtry – As You Are
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave
Live – Hold Me Up
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand
Why Don’t We – Unbelievable
Zara Larsson – All The Time (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie‘s song “ME!” holds on for a fourth (and potentially final) week at #1 on my chart, while Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down” easily claims the Biggest Mover title with a huge surge from 35-20 in its second week in the countdown. Both releases can be found on her upcoming album Lover. There are three debuts in the top 40 this week, all coming from performers who have previously hit the top. New at #36, five-time chart-topper Michael Bublé leads the way with “Forever Now”, the second radio single from his album ❤️. Back at the end of January, “Love You Anymore” got to #3. One spot below him, James TW enters at #37 with “Incredible”. During the fall of 2016, he topped my list for seven weeks with “When You Love Someone” and has charted a handful of times since then. Lastly, at #39, a duo that’s earned a string of notable hits on my survey ever since it officially began in September 1999: the Goo Goo Dolls with “Miracle Pill”. As a trio, they last went to #1 in 2002 with the song “Here Is Gone”. This is their first top 40 entry here since “So Alive”, which spent two weeks at #16 in the summer of 2016.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 16, 2019

Easy as one, two, ME!

DEBUTS
39. Miley Cyrus – Mother’s Daughter
35. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. X Ambassadors – Hold You Down (37)
29. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (35)
21. Keane – The Way I Feel (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #6 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lizzo – Juice (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (06) | PEAK: #02
08. Bastille – Joy (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (15) | PEAK: #06
05. Noah Kahan – Mess (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – Incredible (1)
2. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (3)
3. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (7)
4. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (2)
5. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (5)
6. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (4)
7. BBMak – Bullet Train (10)
8. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (8)
9. Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand (9)
10. LIVVIA – Dizzy (-)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (new)
Cyn – Holy Roller (new)
Daughtry – As You Are
Dave Matthews Band featuring Brandi Carlile – Come Tomorrow (new)
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (new)
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Lauren Daigle – Rescue (new)
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave (new)
Live – Hold Me Up
Michael Bublé – Forever Now (new)
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better
Noah Kahan – Cynic (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Why Don’t We – Unbelievable (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a third week at #1 for Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie‘s “ME!”, the first single off her forthcoming album Lover, due August 23. Keane‘s new hit “The Way I Feel” claims the Biggest Mover title this week, leaping from 34-21, as Katy Perry‘s “Never Really Over” also scores a bigger jump into the top ten, up from 15-6. Swift’s second single from her late summer release lands at #35 to become the week’s Highest Debut: that’s “You Need To Calm Down”. The only other new tune in the top 40 comes from Ashley O Miley Cyrus with her latest Top 40 chart entry, a song called “Mother’s Daughter”, which ranks at #39. It can be found on her set She Is Coming, an EP that was issued earlier this month.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 9, 2019

The more the MErrier.

DEBUTS
40. OneRepublic – Rescue Me
37. X Ambassadors – Hold You Down
34. Keane – The Way I Feel | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (40)
31. Christian Paul – Strong (37)
28. James Arthur – Falling Like The Stars (33)
24. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (32)
15. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (28) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – Broken & Beautiful (12) | PEAK: #10
09. P!nk – Walk Me Home (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. Noah Kahan – Mess (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Lizzo – Juice (06) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (02) | PEAK: #02
05. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – Incredible (2)
2. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (1)
3. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (6)
4. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (3)
5. Miley Cyrus – Mother’s Daughter (-)
6. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (5)
7. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (-)
8. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (-)
9. Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand (-)
10. BBMak – Bullet Train (10)

In The Mix:
Daughtry – As You Are (new)
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
Gone West – What Could’ve Been (new)
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Live – Hold Me Up
LIVVIA – Dizzy (new)
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy (new)

Chart Notes:

  • As Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie‘s “ME!” holds at the top for a second week and Katy Perry‘s “Never Really Over” soars from 28-15 to get the Biggest Mover title, there are three new songs in the countdown, two by groups that have previously reached the top. The highest, landing at #34, is the first chart entry in just over five years for the English quartet Keane. “The Way I Feel” marks their 17th top 40 single since the fall of 2004 when they first entered with “Somewhere Only We Know”, which reached #7. The group’s “Silenced By The Night”, their sole chart-topper to date, spent four weeks at the summit in 2012. American acts X Ambassadors and OneRepublic also score their latest top 40 songs at #37 and #40, respectively, with “Hold You Down” and “Rescue Me”. Though the former act has made the top five without hitting the top, the latter’s been to #1 once: they spent three weeks there in December 2007 and January 2008 with the Timbaland-assisted “Apologize”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 2, 2019

MEet the new #1 song.

DEBUTS
40. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway
32. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again
28. Katy Perry – Never Really Over | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. James Arthur – Falling Like The Stars (39)
31. Barns Courtney – You And I (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
19. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (07) | PEAK: #07
09. Noah Kahan – Mess (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (11) | PEAK: #08
07. P!nk – Walk Me Home (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Lizzo – Juice (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (3)
2. James TW – Incredible (1)
3. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (4)
4. Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Ever Let Em (2)
5. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (6)
6. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (9)
7. OneRepublic – Rescue Me (-)
8. Zara Larsson – WOW (8)
9. X Ambassadors – Hold You Down (-)
10. BBMak – Bullet Train (10)

In The Mix:
Collective Soul – Right As Rain
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Live – Hold Me Up (new)
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Earning a record-breaking ninth #1 single on my personal chart, Taylor Swift‘s “ME!” (featuring Brendon Urie) rises from 2-1 this week. It’s the first track to be released from her forthcoming album, due sometime later this year. Urie also ranks at #1 for the second week in a row: “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by his band Panic! At The Disco, last week’s chart-topper, drops to #3. Further down, Swift’s one-time rival Katy Perry earns this week’s Highest Debut at #28 with “Never Really Over”, which also scores a splashy top 30 debut on the Hot AC and Top 40 charts. Its entry marks Perry’s first song to appear in my top 40 this year, though her collaborations with Daddy Yankee and Zedd received solid airplay at several radio formats in the last few months. Also checking in with a notable debut at #32, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” brings the legendary Elton John back to the top 40 with newcomer Taron Egerton, who portrays John in the new movie Rocketman. In the process, John, who is now 72, becomes one of the oldest performers to enter my list: he’s about six months younger than Rod Stewart was when his updated version of “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” (with DNCE) debuted in September 2017. Finally, at #40, P!nk and Chris Stapleton make the top 40 with a hit off the former’s album Hurts 2B Human called “Love Me Anyway”. The song is receiving airplay from several stations on the Country radio panel.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 26, 2019

Don’t panic, they made it!

DEBUTS
40. Christian Paul – Strong
39. James Arthur – Falling Like The Stars | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Ben Platt – Grow As We Go (29)
22. Daya – Insomnia (27)
15. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Noah Kahan – Mess (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (06) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
07. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (08) | PEAK: #06
05. P!nk – Walk Me Home (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Lizzo – Juice (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – Incredible (2)
2. Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Ever Let Em (3)
3. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (7)
4. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (6)
5. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (-)
6. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (10)
7. Mike Posner – Move On (5)
8. Zara Larsson – WOW (-)
9. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (-)
10. BBMak – Bullet Train (-)

In The Mix:
Christina Perri – Tiny Victories
Collective Soul – Right As Rain
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
New Politics – Comeback Kid
OneRepublic – Rescue Me

Chart Notes:

  • After staying at #2, Panic! At The Disco‘s “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” finally sneaks into the #1 spot this week, with leader Brendon Urie also appearing as a featured performer on the runner-up title, Taylor Swift‘s “ME!”, climbing from #4. Urie joins singers such as Jamie Scott and Nate Ruess in having simultaneous top three entries as both a soloist and with a duo or group: in 2014, the former’s “My Hurricane” ranked in the region alongside Graffiti6‘s “The Bridge”, and a year prior, the latter’s featured spot on P!nk‘s “Just Give Me A Reason” joined fun.‘s track “Carry On” at the top. James Arthur‘s “Falling Like The Stars” earns this week’s Highest Debut at #39, his fifth top 40 single to date. The song recently replaced “From The Grave” as Arthur’s current single at Hot AC radio, which stalled out at the bottom of the top 50 a few weeks back. A newcomer named Christian Paul also climbs into the top 40 at #40 with “Strong”. It’s closing in on the top 50 at Top 40 radio, which will also mark his first chart appearance there.

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