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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 25, 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. This week’s survey is all about saving, so for the top records to the rescue, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

HAPPY “TEARS”: With a little help from a newly-released remix featuring Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd climbs a notch to #1 on the Top 40 radio chart. It’s his second chart-topper at the format from the album After Hours and his fourth overall.

Demi Lovato and Grande take the top new entry in the top 40 with “Met Him Last Night”, climbing from 44-38. It’s their 19th and 26th top 40 hits, respectively. Meanwhile, after two near-misses in the last five years, Sofia Carson finally scores her first top 40 hit on the pop chart with “Fool’s Gold”, advancing from 46-40.

Just missing the top 40 at #41, “You” crashes onto the chart, as Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae look to maintain their quick ascent through the spring. Jackson Wang is new to the survey with “LMLY” (short for “Leave Me Loving You”), which is off to a lovely start at #47 this week. One more collaboration reaches the top 50: “La Di Die”, performed by TikTok stars Nessa Barrett and Jxdn, at #48. Finally, the debut song at #50 this week recently topped the Alternative chart: “Follow You”, the latest from Imagine Dragons.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 20, 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: Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae have a great collaboration that you can view at the top of the list. Let’s add ’em up:

REGARDING THE REPORT: With a cool 43 adds on impact, Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae took the Most Added track at the Top 40 format this week with “You”. The collaboration follows McRae’s climb to the top of the pop chart last weekend with “You Broke Me First” in its 28th week in the top 40. Look for “You” to rank somewhere in the top 50 by this coming weekend. The single should also do fairly well at the Dance format, where it also takes the Most Added title this week.

Charting singles from Duncan Laurence, Justin Bieber and Kali Uchis returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. REGARD, TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE, “You” (Ministry Of Sound/Epic)
2. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
3. DOJA CAT featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
5. AJ MITCHELL, “Stop” (Epic)
6. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
7. DUNCAN LAURENCE, “Arcade” (Capitol)
8-T. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
8-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
10. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 18, 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. Some golden goods are shining on the survey, so here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

TATE AT THE PLATE: As baseball begins to dominate the TV, Tate McRae hits a home run with “You Broke Me First”, which climbs 4-1. The enduring hit scores the top spot after 28 innings… uh, rather, weeks on the chart, making it the slowest run to the top of the pop chart by a female artist. “You” finished only 92 spins ahead of The Weeknd‘s “Save Your Tears”, which advances from 3-2 and will inevitably park at the summit soon.

Singer GIVĒON, who you can find in a featured spot on Justin Bieber‘s “Peaches”, lifts from 41-38 with “Heartbreak Anniversary”. It’s his second top 40 hit to date, which comes as “Peaches” leaps from 13-11. Meanwhile, Kali Uchis also climbs from 44-39 on this week’s list with “Telepatía”, which is her first top 40 hit. It’s one of the many recent songs on the survey to move from a breakout on TikTok to the pop chart.

Four new releases check into the top 50 this week, led by Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande at #44 with “Met Him Last Night”. Lovato has now landed in the top 50 twice in April, as “Dancing With The Devil” (now replaced with “Met”) entered and peaked at #40 two weeks ago. It also continues Grande’s hot streak at the format, as she looks to hold four simultaneous positions in the top 40 next week. A bit further down the list, Sofia Carson is in at #46 with “Fool’s Gold”, with newcomer Annika Wells gliding in at #49 with “Sucks Being Sober”. The last of the new songs in the top 50 is by a labelmate of Wells: AJ Mitchell, who gets going with “Stop” in the #50 spot.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 11, 2021

“License” gets its final renewal.

DEBUTS
39. AJ Mitchell – Stop
37. Sofia Carson – Fool’s Gold | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Dean Lewis – Falling Up (35)
27. Demi Lovato – Dancing With The Devil (32)
24. Olivia Rodrigo – Déjà Vu (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Anson Seabra – Walked Through Hell (25)
09. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. JP Saxe & Maren Morris – Line By Line (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (15) | PEAK: #09
08. Duncan Laurence – Arcade (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato – What Other People Say (07) | PEAK: #07
06. JESSIA – I’m Not Pretty (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Dua Lipa – We’re Good (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Passenger – Sword From The Stone (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Olivia Rodrigo – Driver’s License (01) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Zak Abel – Be Kind (2)
2. MisterWives – Superbloom (1)
3. Nessa Barrett featuring Jxdn – La Di Die (3)
4. Addison Rae – Obsessed (5)
5. Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love (8)
6. Illenium & Iann Dior – First Time (4)
7. January Jane – Versions Of You (6)
8. Mimi Webb – Good Without (-)
9. Demi Lovato featuring Ariana Grande – Met Him Last Night (-)
10. Years & Years – Starstruck (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Madelyn (new)
Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan – Let’s Go Home Together
James Arthur – Medicine
James TW – Butterflies
Rag’N’Bone Man & P!nk – Anywhere Away From Here (new)
Tom Gregory – River

Chart Notes:

  • Olivia Rodrigo spends an eighth week at #1 on my personal chart with her hit “Driver’s License”, as her latest single “Déjà Vu” is the Biggest Mover in the top 40, up from 36-24. This will likely be the last week at the top for “License”, as the rest of the top ten is bulleted and ready to make some sizable moves. Sofia Carson and AJ Mitchell are in with this week’s two debuts: “Fool’s Gold” and “Stop”, entering at #37 and #39, respectively. Carson’s song is about to reach the top 50 at Top 40 radio, while Mitchell’s song goes for adds on Tuesday.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 6, 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: Olivia Rodrigo is the lead driver among the records racing for adds. Let’s add ’em up:

ENJOY THE “VU”: With the follow-up to the recent chart-topper “Driver’s License”, which spent five weeks at #1, Olivia Rodrigo scored a very nice 121 adds on impact for “Déjà Vu”. The tune snuck into the top 40 last weekend and should see some good movement in the coming days. It tied for eighth place at the Hot AC format yesterday, which appeared due to a handful of stations that reported early.

Lil Nas X secured 49 adds during the session for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”, good for the runner-up spot. The single and its music video have been the subject of much online conversation recently, which helped propel it to a #1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Demi Lovato also entered the top five with the Ariana Grande-assisted “Met Him Last Night”, scoring 20 adds and a fifth place finish. A week ago, Lovato’s “Dancing With The Devil” impacted here with a total of 44 stations during its first week. Given the new single swap, we’ll see what occurs on the airplay chart in the coming weeks.

Charting singles from Addison Rae, Justin Bieber and Masked Wolf returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Déjà Vu” (Geffen/Interscope)
2. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
3. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
4. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON, “Peaches” (Def Jam)
5. DEMI LOVATO featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Met Him Last Night” (Island/Republic)
6. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
7. ADDISON RAE, “Obsessed” (Sandlot/AWAL-in2une)
8. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
9. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
10-T. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
10-T. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 30, 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: Fruity finds are leading the way, as Justin Bieber tops the adds report. Let’s add ’em up:

A PEACHY POSITION: Justin Bieber leads the adds report at Top 40 radio with the Daniel Caesar and Givēon-assisted hit “Peaches”, earning another sweet and sugary 70 stations this week. Bieber’s “Hold On” is also holding onto a spot in the top five again, scoring 28 more adds and a third place finish. The former is looking to fly straight into the top 20 this week, while the latter is still approaching the top 30.

The top impacting titles on the log were by Demi Lovato and Addison Rae: the former’s “Dancing With The Devil” spun into the runner-up spot with 44 stations, while the latter’s “Obsessed” preoccupied the pop panel with 21 stations, good for fifth place. Lovato’s song is likely to reach the lower end of the top 40 by the weekend, while Rae’s should start somewhere in the top 50.

Charting singles from Ariana Grande, Cardi B and Masked Wolf returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON, “Peaches” (Def Jam)
2. DEMI LOVATO, “Dancing With The Devil” (Island/Republic)
3. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
4. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
5. ADDISON RAE, “Obsessed” (Sandlot/AWAL-in2une)
6-T. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
6-T. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
6-T. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)
9. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
10. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 29-30, 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 three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ADDISON RAE, “Obsessed” (Sandlot/AWAL-in2une)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Social media personality Rae is impacting at this format with her debut single, which is approaching the top 50.

DEMI LOVATO, “Dancing With The Devil” (Island/Republic)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over (2021)
Past T40 History: A week ahead of her upcoming seventh studio album, Lovato hopes to earn her 18th top 40 entry at this format.

SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The Disney star has charted twice at the Top 40 format, but neither of those releases went any higher than #42.

Next week: TBA, as no songs are currently listed as impacting.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 15, 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. In these very difficult times, please stay safe and don’t jeopardize your health. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

LIPA LEADS AGAIN: Dua Lipa‘s global hit “Don’t Start Now” spends a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart. With the growing concerns over the Coronavirus in the U.S. and globally, it’s unclear how much radio and the labels are in contact at this time. With a number of new shutdowns and restrictions likely to come this week, there are other things weighing on our minds at the moment. It isn’t clear how radio, as a whole, will be affected or interrupted. That being said, Lipa could earn a fifth week at the top or titles from Arizona Zervas or Blackbear could push for the top spot by next Sunday. Meanwhile, there’s plenty of action in the lower rungs:

Two acts score their first top 40 song on the Top 40 chart this week: Ali Gatie with “What If I Told You That I Love You”, up 42-37, and the duo Surfaces with “Sunday Best”, blasting from 49-38. Gatie’s song also reaches the top 40 on this week’s Hot AC chart, as the Surfaces track breaks the top 50. The recent #2 single on the Hot 100 for Future and Drake also lands in the region, as “Life Is Good” moves from 46-39 on the Top 40 chart. Though both performers have done significantly better at Rhythmic and Urban radio, this marks their fifth and 28th top 40 hits at this format, respectively. Finally, despite a decrease in spins, DaBaby‘s “Bop” is up 41-40 this week, giving the rapper his second top 40 entry to date. He’s also featured on the Camila Cabello song “My Oh My”, which rises from 11-9.

The top 50 is also full of new and emerging acts on the new chart update. The debuts are led by the duo Static & Ben El, who enter the survey at #46 with the Pitbull-assisted “Further Up (Na, Na, Na, Na, Na)”. It’s already gone to #1 in their native Israel. Landing at #47, SAINt JHN‘s “Roses” flowers on the chart, which compliments its entry into the top five on the Dance radio list. A remix by Kazakh producer Imanbek has secured top ten peaks in parts of Europe. Breland‘s viral hit “My Truck” parks at #48 this week. The Sofia Carson and R3HAB collaboration “I Luv U” comes in at #49, giving Carson her first single to enter the top 50 in nearly four years and R3HAB his first ever. Lastly, Bryce Vine debuts at #50 with “Baby Girl”. We’ll see if it becomes his fourth top 40 hit here in the coming weeks.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (May 2016)

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 during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in May in this month’s Radio Report:

Ingrid Michaelson
INGRID MICHAELSON – “Hell No” (May 2) (Hot AC)
Label: Cabin 24/RED
If you use the app Snapchat, you’ll probably love the music video for Michaelson’s latest track, which features her having some fun with the many filters on the service. “No” is already on many radio stations in large markets, so expect a nice first week of adds. It’s the first single to be taken from It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense, but what does make sense is that it will be released later this year.

Marian Hill
MARIAN HILL – “I Want You” (May 2 / 3) (Triple A / Alternative)
Label: Photo Finish/Republic
This Philadelphia duo of Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol first released music together in 2013, but it wasn’t until late last year that they first made the Alternative top 40 with “One Time”. It stalled in the 30’s, and fell off after the Christmas freeze. Now, they soldier on with this single, taken from their album ACT ONE. The June 24 release date should give this enough time to get started.

Disturbed
DISTURBED – “The Sound Of Silence” (May 3) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Warner Bros.
A few weeks ago, I highlighted “Sound” and many of the other chart-topping Active Rock crossovers since 2000. Record Store Day brought us a 12″ picture disc of the single, which I may have purchased a copy of. This is the closest the four men have come to pop success in their long career, and it’s performing in the few markets that have been playing it (and their label wants you to know it!)

Sofia Carson
SOFIA CARSON – “Love Is The Name” (May 3) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Hollywood/Republic
Nothing says “song of the summer” like a looped sample of Opus’s 1986 hit “Live Is Life”… at least that’s what Carson and her team are hoping. The Austrian act’s only U.S. entry topped out at #36 on the Radio & Records pop listing, but it was a much bigger hit in Europe. Carson was previously featured on the soundtrack to Descendants, which entered at #1 on the Billboard 200 list last year.

Coldplay
COLDPLAY – “Up&Up” (May 9 / 10) (Triple A / Alternative)
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
While “Hymn For The Weekend” continues to climb at Hot AC radio, “Up&Up” is scheduled to head to these two formats. For that single release, nearly three minutes of the track were shaved off the version found on A Head Full Of Dreams. Until “Adventure Of A Lifetime” hit the top spot earlier in 2016, the guys had been without a #1 at the format since 2011. Can they make it two in a row?

Bahari
BAHARI – “Dancing On The Sun” (May 10) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Interscope
This California trio’s song has already been on my chart for a month now, and it’s looking to heat up the pop airwaves later in May. The group consists of members Natalia Panzarella, Ruby Carr and Sidney Sartini, and all three ladies met in California with a little help from the production duo Rock Mafia. They’re currently on an extensive radio tour (dubbed the Bahari Safari) at the moment.

Kiiara
KIIARA – “Gold” (May 10) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Atlantic
“Gold” has been a huge hit on the blogs since its release last year. On Spotify, it’s accumulated nearly 84 million streams, which is a pretty large number for the little airplay it’s gained so far. The question is, will the online buzz translate into a pop radio hit for the summer? It’s hard to tell at this point, but there are several early believers spinning it. We’ll see if she, indeed, goes for the “Gold”.

Cobi
COBI – “Darker Than Dawn” (May 16) (Triple A)
Label: 300 Entertainment
Formerly of Gentlemen Hall, Cobi had a couple of SoundCloud songs that I enjoyed about a year ago called “Walking Through The Fire” and “First Snow”. (Both were credited to Cobi Mike at the time.) Since then, he’s signed with 300 Entertainment, and while it appears he won’t have the next “Trap Queen” on his hands, it’s certainly great to see that he’ll be getting another shot at some play.

BØRNS
BØRNS – “American Money” (May 17) (Alternative)
Label: Interscope
24-year-old Garrett Borns has a solid following and solid sales to date… so, why has a top ten single at the format eluded him? It is a little surprising that “Electric Love” stalled in the teens, given all the co-signs and acclaim. “10,000 Emerald Pools” never made a big splash when it charted late in 2015 and earlier this year. They say that third time is the charm, so let’s hope it’s on the “Money”.

St. Lucia
ST. LUCIA – “Help Me Run Away” (May 17) (Alternative)
Label: Columbia
South African musician Jean-Philip Grobler’s act is back for a second taste of the Alternative chart with a new song from Matter. It follows “Dancing On Glass”, which slowly hit top 30 at the format (but should’ve done way better!) The band performed “Help” on Jimmy Kimmel Live a month ago, and tour dates/steady summer festival dates should help the song grow at both radio and retail.

Zayn Malik
ZAYN – “Like I Would” (May 17) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: RCA
“Pillowtalk” is at the top of the CHR radio listing for the second week, but Malik’s record label is wasting no time in getting his next single out there and on the air. “Like” is featured on the deluxe edition of Mind Of Mine, a peculiar move, even if it was available as an instant grat song prior to the album’s release. It’s sure to be another notable radio hit for the 23-year-old singer from Bradford.

X Ambassadors
X AMBASSADORS featuring JAMIE N COMMONS – “Low Life” (May 24) (Alternative)
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
After an 11-week #1 in “Renegades” last year and a recent #3 in “Unsteady”, the Ithaca quartet is aiming high with “Low”. The track features Commons, who has previously worked with the band, and had a Triple A hit in 2013 with “Rumble And Sway”. Both of the previous singles continue to get substantial recurrent play, and that may become an issue during the “Life” of this one. Stay tuned!

May is an unpredictable month when it comes to A-list releases… so, expect a few surprises along the way!

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