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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 9, 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. Happiness fills the air at the format, but the feeling may not be as strong by next week. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

SUCK THIS SIX PACK: With their new album Happiness Begins headed towards the top of the Billboard 200, “Sucker” from the Jonas Brothers remains at #1 for the sixth nonconsecutive week on the Top 40 list, while their follow-up single “Cool” is up a spot to #13. Ironically, the three guys will likely be kicked out of the top spot again on next week’s chart by the performer that they name-check in “Cool”, as Post Malone‘s “Wow” (up 3-2 this week) appears ready to lead the list after five months in the top 40. (This run isn’t long enough to wow the chart geeks of the world, as it doesn’t break any records, but it’s still a slow one.)

After weeks upon weeks of bigger releases, the top 40 is finally returning to normal this week, with a number of singles climbing six, seven and eight positions following that volatile period. However, we also have three new tracks making it into the top 40, led by the collaboration “Call You Mine” by The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha at #35. This hit marks the twelfth top 40 entry for the duo and the 15th for Rexha. SHAED and Lewis Capaldi also earn their first top 40 tunes at the format this week: the trio is in with the recent #1 Alternative radio hit “Trampoline”, up 42-38, while Capaldi’s former U.K. chart-topper “Someone You Loved” climbs from 44-40.

Joining the top 50 this week, “Find U Again” by Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello finds a way into the #41 spot. This single also makes its debut on the Hot AC chart this Sunday, landing at #45. It should easily enter the top 40 at both formats next week. New at #47 on the survey, we also find Cabello’s former bandmate from the group Fifth Harmony: of course, that’s Ally Brooke with the A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie-assisted “Lips Don’t Lie”. It’s her second chart song as a solo artist. Finally, at #49, is a newcomer that’s had plenty of top 40 action as a songwriter: she co-wrote Halsey‘s track “Without Me”, a #1 hit for four weeks from earlier this year. Now, Delacey is in with “My Man”. Her forthcoming EP is due later this year.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 2, 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. Want some splashy June tunes? We have so many jumping into the chart waters these days. For all the latest info, let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THEY’RE BACK, SUCKERS: After two weeks out of the top spot, “Sucker” by Jonas Brothers returns to #1 for a fifth week. It’s not unusual to see this kind of thing happen at the format now: this is the sixth time since the spring of 2016 that a single has earned at least a week at the top, fallen out for one week or more and then re-emerged at the summit. The band’s “Cool” has also received its second wind, moving from 15-14 with a larger gain in spins after appearing to stall out for the second half of May. With the trio’s new Happiness Begins album due on Friday, look for more smiles to pop up soon. (Feel free to fangirl like it’s 2008.)

Katy Perry earns this week’s Highest Debut at #29 with her 27th top 40 hit, “Never Really Over”. Perry is also featured on the song that moves up a notch to #17 this week: a remix of “Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee and Snow. “Never” also jumps in at #24 on this week’s Hot AC update, with more minor airplay at a handful of other formats. Lizzo soars from 47-33 with “Truth Hurts”, becoming her second top 40 hit at the format. “Juice”, her first entry at the format, has been pulled in favor of the surging “Truth”. It peaked at #25 two weeks ago. DJ Khaled and SZA also start their top 40 run here with “Just Us”, climbing from 42-36. This is the ninth tune from the former and the fourth for the latter to reach the region.

This week’s one new top 50 entry sneaks in at #50: “Carry On” is the first collaboration from Kygo and Rita Ora. The track is taken from the film Pokémon Detective Pikachu and is the first Pokémon-affiliated title to reach the chart in nearly 20 years.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 12, 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. Oh, mama, have we got some huge action at the format for this Mother’s Day update! Lots of music to cover, so here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

ALL FOUR THE SUCKERS: Spending their fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, the Jonas Brothers are in control with a hit that just won’t go away: “Sucker”. It’s the first single off their forthcoming album Happiness Begins. The song also skips from 6-2 on the Hot AC chart, while it’s now in the top 30 on the AC chart, rising 32-26. Can the recent Saturday Night Live performers get their fifth week at the top next Sunday, or will the competition suck them out of the summit? Stay tuned!

Much of the action this week is concentrated in the bottom half of the survey, which includes a number of tracks entering the top 40. The highest, coming in way up at #21, is the highly-anticipated collaboration from Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber. “I Don’t Care”, which debuted on Friday, also ranks at #20 on the Hot AC list. It’s the 17th top 40 hit on the pop survey for Sheeran and the 25th for Bieber. Dan + Shay bolt from 42-34 with their second top 40 hit at the format, “Speechless”, which hit #1 on the Country chart. It’s also a good week for Bazzi, who earns his third top 40 single with “Paradise”, moving from 41-35. Following him, MAX and Quinn XCII have a notable lift from 45-37 with “Love Me Less”, giving the two soloists their third and first top 40 entries, respectively. The collaboration “Power Is Power” is also new to the top 40 on the list, up from 46-40 for SZA, The Weekend and Travis Scott. SZA earns her third top 40 entry here, while The Weeknd gets his twelfth and Scott picks up his seventh. You can find this cut on For The Throne: Music Inspired By The HBO Series Game of Thrones, a compilation released late last month.

The debut action continues at #41 with “Summer Days”, a collaboration by Martin Garrix, Macklemore and Patrick Stump. At #45 and also entering the top 50, we have the new #1 song on the Rhythmic format: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s “Look Back At It”, which marks the artist’s first entry at the pop format. The top five Alternative radio hit from SHAED titled “Trampoline” also enters the top 50 this week, landing at #48 to become the trio’s first entry here. That single is also headed towards the top 15 on the Hot AC list. Finally, at #49, the recent U.K. chart-topper by Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”, makes its first appearance on the list. It now ranks in the top 25 at the Hot AC format.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 5, 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. Brother, can you spare a hit? Sibling singles remain in control of the pop survey, while a few returning faces can be found further down the list. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THE POWER OF THREE: Three brothers, three weeks. “Sucker” from the Jonas Brothers holds at #1 for the third week on the pop chart, as it climbs to #6 on the Hot AC survey. The song is taken from the album Happiness Begins, which hits stores on June 7. Follow-up single “Cool” cools off a little bit this week, though it’s up a notch to #16 on the Top 40 chart and #26 at Hot AC. “Sucker” is still gaining in airplay on the pop airwaves, up a little over 200 spins versus last week, though it’s unclear if the group will stay put for a fourth week at the top.

Crashing in at #25, Shawn Mendes has this week’s highest-charting debut with his eighth top 40 hit, “If I Can’t Have You”. This is the second consecutive week that a new song debuts within the top 25; last week, it was “ME!” by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie that entered at #24, which subsequently jumps all the way up to #10. Mendes’s new track is not related to the song of the same name by Yvonne Elliman off the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, which had a two-week run at #1 in April 1978. Other than this lofty debut, Jennifer Lopez is up from 42-40 with the French Montana-assisted “Medicine”, giving Lopez her 23rd top 40 entry and Montana has third. Coincidentally, this month marks the 20th anniversary of “If You Had My Love”, her first chart hit, breaking into the top 40: it moved from 49-35 in the Radio & Records issue dated May 14, 1999, which reflected the airplay of the prior week.

There are four more entries reaching the top 50 for the first time, led by Bazzi‘s “Paradise” at #41. It should enter the top 40 by next weekend. The first collaboration for MAX and Quinn XCII, “Love Me Less”, debuts at #45. The featured performer is searching for his first top 40 song at the format, having previously received minor airplay for his single “Straightjacket” and a featured appearance on Ayokay‘s “Kings Of Summer”. Another collaboration, this one from SZA, The Weekend and Travis Scott, bows at #46. From the compilation For The Throne: Music Inspired By The HBO Series Game Of Thrones, “Power Is Power” should continue to rise up as the chart as the current season of the show unfolds. Finally, at #50, boy band In Real Life returns with “Crazy AF”. A year ago, it was “Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)” that earned them their first top 40 single, spending two weeks at #28 in May and June. Will this track go higher? We’ll know Real soon.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 28, 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. May you have a good end of April, because a new month is coming on Wednesday… and as the calendar changes, so do the charts! Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format:

SECONDS DON’T SUCK: From their upcoming set Happiness Begins, the Jonas Brothers are steady at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 chart with “Sucker”. The international hit also moves to #8 at Hot AC radio, while climbing to #34 and #46 on the AC and Rhythmic formats. Yes, the Jonas Brothers have a song on the Rhythmic chart for the first time ever. Meanwhile, the trio’s track “Cool” is up from 19-17 at Top 40 and 31-27 at Hot AC, which should make the top ten on both formats by the summer.

The bigger story of the week, however, is the massive debut of “ME!” by Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, which bows at #24. The collaboration is the 28th top 40 hit for Swift and the first solo entry for Urie, who fronts Panic! At The Disco; the act ranks at #22 this week with “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”. “ME!” also lands at #18 on the Hot AC chart. This hit is not to be confused with “Me” from Paula Cole, who took her track to #11 and #20 on the Hot AC and CHR/Pop charts, respectively, in May 1998. Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” makes a solid move from 42-35, earning her a second top 40 hit, while Travis Scott and The Weeknd bounce from 44-40 in the countdown with “Wake Up”. It marks Scott’s sixth entry in the region and The Weeknd’s 11th. Hilary Duff‘s song with the same name spent a week at this position when it peaked in August 2005.

Lil Dicky‘s all-star collaboration “Earth” revolves around the #46 spot, marking the first of this week’s top 50 entries. The song had a jolt in airplay earlier this week due to the annual Earth Day celebration, but has fallen off since the holiday. Push Baby, who got a #6 hit (“Me And My Broken Heart”) in June 2014 as Rixton, checks in at #49 with “Mama’s House”. It’s their first chart song under the new name, which follows the band’s proper relaunch earlier this year. Lastly, starting at #50, Dan + Shay‘s “Speechless” breaks onto the list. It’s a former #1 song on the country chart and the duo’s second to cross to the pop format following “Tequila”.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 21, 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. We have an egg-celent look at the pop radio chart as Easter comes to a close. So, break out the musical matzah, because here’s what’s popping on the survey:

THREE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS: 11 years and six months after they first entered the top 40 at the format with “S.O.S.”, which got as high as #23, the Jonas Brothers earn their first #1 at the Top 40 format with “Sucker”, moving from 2-1. The three brothers join other male sibling trios to reach the top of the pop chart, including the Bee Gees and Hanson. They also join a number of acts to pick up their first #1 song more than ten years after first appearing on the Top 40 list, which includes big names like Green Day, Santana, Tina Turner and the most recent example from last year, Panic! At The Disco. Want even more “Cool” news from the guys? Well, that hit of theirs is up from 25-19 this week and it’s moving quickly. Watch out for the band on Saturday Night Live in a few weeks.

Passing over and into the top 40 this week, there are three new songs in the region, led by “Chlorine” from Twenty One Pilots. It’s up from 41-38, marking the duo’s fifth top 40 entry on the Top 40 list. It also leads the new Alternative chart update, up 2-1. Moving from 43-39, “Juice” squeezes into the top 40 for Lizzo. It’s her first chart appearance. The single is taken from her new album Cuz I Love You, which went to #1 on iTunes over the weekend. Finally, entering the entire chart at #40, a new version of “Con Calma” hits the survey for Daddy Yankee, Katy Perry and Snow. Of course, “Con” samples Snow’s biggest track to date, 1993’s “Informer”, a #2 smash on the CHR chart in April of that year. This marks the fourth, 26th and third top 40 entry, respectively, for each artist.

Additionally, we have three new tunes hopping into the top 50 this week. As “When The Party’s Over” continues its ascent up the list from 26-23, Billie Eilish bounces onto the survey at #42 with “Bad Guy”. It continues to be a huge sales and streaming record. The airplay for it thus far is unsolicited; it hasn’t been officially serviced to the format, as the label continues to work “When”. Landing at #44, “Wake Up” pairs Travis Scott and The Weeknd on the former’s new single off his chart-topping Astroworld album. Coming in at #47, we also have the debut of “Medicine”, a collaboration from Jennifer Lopez and French Montana. The two performers previously worked together on a song titled “I Luh Ya Papi”, which earned some airplay here, but did not reach the top 50.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 14, 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. The game of thrones (at least on the Top 40 chart) isn’t seeing much action this week, but that’ll change next time around. Until then, here’s what’s popping on the survey:

SIXES AND SEVENS: As noted last week, Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings” secures a sixth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, which now becomes her longest-running #1 single at the format ever. However, this will be its last week at the summit, as the Jonas Brothers fly from 6-2 this week with the blazing “Sucker”, which will pass Grande’s big hit in the next few days. When it reaches the top, it will become the first #1 song at any format for the group.

Speaking of these three talented brothers, their latest single “Cool” moves from 43-25 on the chart, marking their eighth top 40 song to date. It’s the highest of three new entries in the region this week, though the other two tracks are well below it. One of them jumps into the entire top 50 at #37: “Boy With Luv”, the first collaboration by K-pop sensation BTS and singer Halsey. It’s the fourth time in the top 40 for the septet and the tenth entry for the featured performer. The track easily reached #1 on iTunes upon release. Julia Michaels and Niall Horan also edge into the top 40 this week, up 41-40 with “What A Time”. It’s the fifth top 40 single for each of them, the latter artist earning his fifth solo entry (which compliments his 13 as a member of One Direction.)

Three further entries in the top 50 this week are led by newcomer Kiana Ledé, who checks in at #46 with “Ex”. You’ll find it closing in on the top ten at the Rhythmic radio format. Ciara earns her first top 50 title since 2009 with “Thinkin Bout You”, new at #48. At #49, we also have the newest solo hit for a second One Direction alum: Louis Tomlinson is back with “Two Of Us”. The tune could earn him the third top 40 solo entry of his career in the coming weeks.

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