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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 15, 2020)

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: Marshmello and Demi Lovato get the “OK” from the Top 40 format in an otherwise slow session. Let’s add ’em up:

MORE THAN “OK”: After starting at #43 on Sunday’s published chart, Marshmello and Demi Lovato’s song “OK Not To Be OK” leads this week’s report with a total of 110 stations during its opening week. It also ranked as the Most Added release at the Hot AC format yesterday, earning 24 adds there. It should bolt into the top 40 on both charts by the weekend.

The only other new song in the top five comes from Madison Beer, who ties for second place with “Baby”. It secures 17 adds.

Charting singles from 24KGoldn, Conan Gray and Surf Mesa returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

The new collaboration from Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper will likely have a wholly holy week on Tuesday’s update.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MARSHMELLO & DEMI LOVATO, “OK Not To Be OK” (Island/Republic)
2-T. 24KGOLDN featuring IANN DIOR, “Mood” (RECORDS-Columbia)
2-T. MADISON BEER, “Baby” (Access/Epic)
4. SURF MESA featuring EMILEE, “ILY (I Love You Baby)” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
5. CALVIN HARRIS x THE WEEKND, “Over Now” (Columbia)
6. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
7-T. BLACKPINK & SELENA GOMEZ, “Ice Cream” (Interscope)
7-T. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
9-T. CONAN GRAY, “Heather” (Republic)
9-T. TATE MCRAE, “You Broke Me First” (RCA)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 8, 2020)

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: BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez have the tastiest Top 40 treat for this post-holiday session. Let’s add ’em up:

HEAVY “CREAM”: After landing in second place last week, “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez deliciously earns 40 more stations and the Most Added title at the format after the Labor Day weekend. The collaboration came in at #34 on the survey last weekend, becoming the first top 40 hit for the K-pop group, as well as the 20th solo entry for Gomez.

There were no impacting releases at the format this week.

Charting singles from 24KGoldn, AJR and Drake returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Marshmello and Demi Lovato are looking for s’more higher numbers next week, as their collaboration impacts at the format.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. BLACKPINK & SELENA GOMEZ, “Ice Cream” (Interscope)
2-T. 24KGOLDN featuring IANN DIOR, “Mood” (RECORDS-Columbia)
2-T. SURF MESA featuring EMILEE, “ILY (I Love You Baby)” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
4. AVA MAX, “Kings & Queens” (Atlantic)
5. CALVIN HARRIS x THE WEEKND, “Over Now” (Columbia)
6. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
7-T. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
7-T. ZARA LARSSON, “Wow” (TEN/Epic)
9. CONAN GRAY, “Heather” (Republic)
10-T. AJR, “Bang!” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
10-T. ASHE featuring NIALL HORAN, “Moral Of The Story” (Mom+Pop/Further.)
10-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Midnight Sky” (RCA)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 1, 2020)

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: “Ice Cream” is served! However, even that tasty treat from BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez couldn’t get past Calvin Harris and The Weeknd‘s big collaboration. Let’s add ’em up:

BEFORE THE LONG WEEKND: With the Most Added single at both the Rhythmic and Top 40 formats this week, “Over Now” by Harris and The Weeknd is off to a nice start at radio. It picks up 50 and 109 stations, respectively. At the latter format, the song started at #47 on last weekend’s published chart with just two days of airplay. It’s aiming for the top 40 by this coming weekend.

Meanwhile, BLACKPINK and Gomez still put up a strong 97 adds in their first week with “Ice Cream”, which will chart somewhere on Sunday’s update after just missing the top 50 last week. This is the K-pop group’s biggest add week to date at any U.S. format.

Charting singles from 24KGoldn, Ava Max and Surf Mesa returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

No songs are currently listed as impacting next week. Have a good long weekend!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. CALVIN HARRIS x THE WEEKND, “Over Now” (Columbia)
2. BLACKPINK & SELENA GOMEZ, “Ice Cream” (Interscope)
3. 24KGOLDN featuring IANN DIOR, “Mood” (RECORDS-Columbia)
4. SURF MESA featuring EMILEE, “ILY (I Love You Baby)” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
5. CONAN GRAY, “Heather” (Republic)
6. AVA MAX, “Kings & Queens” (Atlantic)
7. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
8. MILEY CYRUS, “Midnight Sky” (RCA)
9. ZARA LARSSON, “Wow” (TEN/Epic)
10. MORGAN WALLEN, “7 Summers” (Big Loud-Republic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 14, 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. Writing about music and radio charts at the moment is a bit strange, but for petition and donation resources in the fight against racial inequality in our country, please go to this website and do what you can. Here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

BACK INTO THE LIGHT: Returning to the summit on the Top 40 radio chart for a fourth nonconsecutive week, The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” is enduring on the pop airwaves, while simultaneously topping the list at the Hot AC format. The tune is now in its 25th week in the top 40. The most recent single from his After Hours album, “In Your Eyes”, stalled out a few weeks back at #19.

There’s some crazy top 40 action on the chart this week, including six new entries in the region. Gabby Barrett‘s “I Hope” makes a huge leap from 42-32 to become her first top 40 single at the format. It previously topped the Country radio chart in April. From the soundtrack to upcoming film Promising Young Woman, Cyn earns her first top 40 hit with “Drinks”, up from 41-35. After narrowly missing the top 40 with two releases in 2016, JoJo has her first top 40 song in eight years with “Man”, climbing from 43-37. It’s her sixth title to enter the region since 2004. The Surf Mesa and Emilee collaboration “ILY (I Love You Baby)” leaps from 45-38, with the two performers each earning their first top 40 entries. Sam Fischer jumps from 44-39 with “This City”, as he lands his first top 40 entry here as well. It now ranks in the top 20 on the Hot AC chart. Last but not least, Ashe climbs from 46-40 on the survey with “Moral Of The Story”, which is currently in the top 15 on the Alternative chart.

The top 50 is just as active on the chart with another six entries in that region, led by Tones And I‘s “Ur So F**king Cool” at #43. It follows the global hit “Dance Monkey”, which spent six nonconsecutive weeks at #6 on the Top 40 survey this year. Newcomer Pink Sweat$ isn’t sweating his entry at #45 with “17”, followed by the TikTok-fueled “Banana” by Conkarah and Shaggy, which begins to ripen at #47. Olivia O’Brien‘s “Josslyn” starts at #48, as she makes her first appearance on the chart since the end of 2016. That year also happens to be the same one when Melanie Martinez last charted at the format; her “Play Date” arrives at #49. Sia‘s new single “Together” ends this Sunday’s wild chart adventure; the cut from her upcoming film Music sneaks in at #50.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 31, 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. Writing about music and radio charts at the moment is a bit strange, but for petition and donation resources in the fight against racial inequality in our country, please go to this website and do what you can. Here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

FOUR ALL THE YOUNG CATS: Doja Cat‘s “Say So” holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the fourth week. The big hit stays at #5 on this week’s chart at the Rhythmic format and moves from 14-12 on the Hot AC chart.

Four songs reach the top 40 on the chart this week, led by Doja Cat’s new single, the Gucci Mane-assisted “Like That”. It moves up from 45-35, becoming the pair’s third and fifth top 40 entries on the chart, respectively. One notch below, “Rockstar” from DaBaby and Roddy Ricch rocks up from 46-36: the single stars as their third and second top 40 entries to date, respectively. Katy Perry‘s “Daisies” blossoms from 43-39, marking the performer’s 29th top 40 hit at the format since 2008. Finally, rising from 42-40, “Don’t Rush” lands Young T & Bugsey and featured performer Headie One their first top 40 song on the pop airwaves.

Another collaboration, this one coming from the Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna and J. Rey Soul, leads off this week’s top 50 entries at #45. “Mamacita” is the follow-up to the group’s J Balvin-assisted “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”, which holds at #8. At #47, Gabby Barrett debuts with “I Hope”, her recent #1 track on the Country radio chart. Newcomers Surf Mesa and Emilee land at #48 this week with “ILY (I Love You Baby)”, a partial remake of a 1967 classic that was originally a smash for Frankie Valli, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”. The song that soared from Netflix’s To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, Ashe‘s “Moral Of The Story”, enters at #49 this week. Last but not least, Roddy Ricch appears again on the Mustard-assisted “High Fashion”, which struts its stuff at #50.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 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:

AJR, “Bang!” (S-Curve)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After “Dear Winter” barely reached #40 for a week in December, this might become the trio’s fifth top 40 entry.

ALEC BENJAMIN, “Oh My God” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
Album: These Two Windows (2020)
Past T40 History: In March 2019, he scored his only chart single here with “Let Me Down Slowly”, which spent two weeks at #50.

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, “I Just Wanna Shine” (Elektra/EMG)
Album: All The Feels (2019)
Past T40 History: The six-member band last appeared in the top 40 at the format in early 2017, when “HandClap” peaked at #28.

SURF MESA featuring EMILEE, “ILY (I Love You Baby)” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Both acts are new to this format. The track interpolates Frankie Valli’s 1967 song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”.

With a larger amount of shifting adds dates given the current pandemic, we’ll see what new titles head to the format on Monday.

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

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