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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 22, 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 ho-ho-hot stats may be slowing down a bit temporarily, but there’s still plenty to talk about. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

CIRCLING BACK AROUND: Five weeks ago, it was the #1 song at the format. Now, it’s back at the top. Post Malone‘s “Circles” leads the list for the second nonconsecutive week. The global hit remains at #8 on the Hot AC radio survey, with additional action at several other formats.

Ant Saunders leads a pack of three new songs in the top 40 this week, climbing from 44-38 with “Yellow Hearts”. It’s his first tune to reach the region. The collaboration “Walking”, off the most recent compilation from record label 88rising, climbs from 45-39. It’s the first top 40 entry for its two lead performers, Joji and Jackson Wang, the fourth solo for Swae Lee and the eighth for Major Lazer. Finishing it off, the brothers known as AJR move from 42-40 with their fourth top 40 song at the format, “Dear Winter”.

The only new top 50 debut this week is the emerging TikTok hit “Falling”, the first charting song for Trevor Daniel, which lands at #50. It should reach the top 40 sometime next month.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 1, 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. Turkey time might be over, but we’re still in for a filling meal of musical delights. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“GOOD” KEEPS GOING: Lizzo stays at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the second week with “Good As Hell”, which rises more than 475 spins over last weekend. “Good” also falls a notch to #8 on this week’s Rhythmic radio chart, but lifts from 15-11 at the Hot AC format. As for more good news, Lizzo’s big hit should easily claim a third week at #1 on the pop radio list, with the next potential chart-topper still some time away from the summit.

Blasting in at #31, The Weeknd lands his 12th top 40 entry at the format with “Heartless”. The track debuted several days ago and was followed on Friday by “Blinding Lights”, which continues at #1 in the U.S. on iTunes (and holds just behind “Heartless” on both Apple Music and Spotify.) Both songs should appear on his forthcoming studio album, though a release date hasn’t been announced as of yet. Billie Eilish also climbs into the region with “Everything I Wanted”, which moves from 43-38. It’s her fourth top 40 song to date. You can also find it at #33 on this week’s Alternative radio chart.

The only top 50 entry of note, which slides in at #50, comes from record label 88rising’s compilation Head In The Clouds II. The hit is “Walking”, a collaboration that includes format newcomers Joji and Jackson Wang, as well as Swae Lee and Major Lazer.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 13, 2018)

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: we say our thanks for Ariana Grande‘s new single before we settle down for Thanksgiving, but we’re absolutely thankful for plenty of titles in the top ten. Time to add ’em up:

THE “NEXT” BEST THING: After a good start at the format last Tuesday and some bigger sales and streaming gains in the past few days, Grande’s “Thank U, Next” performs very well on this week’s Top 40 adds report, scoring 82 new stations. On Sunday, the song became Grande’s 19th top 40 hit at the format since her debut in 2013, which comes at the same time that “God Is A Woman” is leading the survey and “Breathin” is gaining nicely in the top ten. “Thank”, which is the title cut from her forthcoming set, has all sorts of chart action on Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify, breaking several streaming records in the process recently. As for the Top 40 format, you can probably expect “Thank” at the summit sometime early next year, unless it speeds up before the holidays.

An impacting release of note is by Benny Blanco and Calvin Harris with “I Found You”, which checks in with 26 stations and a second place finish. Blanco’s single “Eastside” (with Halsey and Khalid) recently entered the top ten at the format, while Harris’s single “Promises” (with Sam Smith) just made the top 20. Both songs appear to be winding down, so “Found” will probably enter the top 50 quite easily by the end of this or next week. No word on if an EP or album from Blanco will be surfacing anytime soon.

Elsewhere, look for new hits by Ava Max, Zara Larsson and others to continue their fast ascent at the format as the fall rolls on.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
2. BENNY BLANCO & CALVIN HARRIS, “I Found You” (Columbia-Interscope)
3. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
4. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
5. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
6-T. KHALID, “Better” (Right Hand/RCA)
6-T. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
8. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
9-T. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow” (Interscope)
9-T. LAUV featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “There’s No Way” (Kobalt/AWAL/in2une)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 6, 2018)

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: we cast our votes for the top pop candidates, including a hot new single by Ariana Grande and several buzzing collaborations from last week’s list. Time to fill in your ballot and add ’em up:

WHO’S “NEXT”: For those of you hoping the last-minute addition of “Thank U, Next” from Grande to the schedule would be the end of Ellie Goulding‘s chances at the Most Added record at the format, I’m afraid it wasn’t meant to be this Tuesday. Goulding’s collaboration with Diplo featuring Swae Lee, titled “Close To Me”, led with 41 new stations during the session, as “Thank” begins in the runner-up position with 27 adds. (Don’t worry, it will likely have a greater sum next week.) “Close” should have enough adds to approach or break into the top 40 at the format by this weekend, while Grande is most likely to have a smaller climb into the top 50. Rounding out the top three, “Taki Taki” by DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B scores an additional 22 stations this week. It’s already leaping through the 30’s and will continue to gain nicely.

Further down, Jack & Jack‘s new single “No One Compares To You” starts modestly at 16 stations, good for eighth place. The two guys have a pair of minor top 40 entries to date, with neither reaching the top 20. We’ll see if this one can be their first.

Next week, look for Benny Blanco‘s collaboration with Calvin Harris, “I Found You”, to find some excellent results here.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
3. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
4. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
5-T. CAMILA CABELLO, “Consequences” (Syco/Epic)
5-T. KHALID, “Better” (Right Hand/RCA)
7. POST MALONE & SWAE LEE, “Sunflower” (Interscope-Republic)
8. JACK & JACK, “No One Compares To You” (Island/Republic)
9. WHY DON’T WE, “8 Letters” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
10. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “High Hopes” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 5-6, 2018)

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 tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B – “Taki Taki” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2018/2019?)
Past T40 History: “Taki” breaks into the top 40 on this week’s Top 40 and Rhythmic charts. Ozuna earns his first top 40 title here.

ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE – “Close To Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2018/2019?)
Past T40 History: Well into the top 50 at the format, this three-way collaboration is a weaker top 40 entry in the U.K. and Ireland.

JACK & JACK – “No One Compares To You” (Island/Republic)
Album: A Good Friend Is Nice (2019)
Past T40 History: After ranking with “Beg” and a feature on Jonas Blue‘s “Rise”, this should become the duo’s third top 40 song.

Next week: Benny Blanco and Calvin Harris look to find Top 40 treasure with their new song “I Found You”. (No, it’s not a hot The Wanted cover.) Who else will find a home in this impact date? Stay tuned.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 30, 2018)

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: Halloween hits from Steve Aoki featuring BTS and Zara Larsson are a dynamic trick-or-treating duo, but who has the best chartworthy costume of all? Time to answer the door and add ’em up:

A “LIFE” UPDATE: Four releases, three of them impacting, battled it out for the top spot on this Tuesday’s Top 40 report, which all ended north of 30 adds during the session. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be for those new three new titles, with “Sunflower” from Post Malone and Swae Lee (from the film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse) swinging back into the pop throne with 42 more stations this week. A mere two adds behind, Aoki and BTS finished in second place with “Waste It On Me”, as Larsson scored a third place finish with 37 stations for “Ruin My Life”. Additionally, Lukas Graham‘s “Love Someone”, climbing through the top 20 on the Hot AC survey, landed 34 Top 40 adds this Tuesday for a fourth place rank. Watch out for “Waste”, “Ruin” and “Love” in the top 50 at the format by this or next weekend. Now, it’s off to get some candy bars…

Next week, look for the newest hits by DJ Snake and Ellie Goulding to continue their ascent on Tuesday’s report, as “Taki Taki” and “Close To Me” officially impact here after significant early activity. This week, the former release is in eighth place with 22 new stations, while the latter ties for sixth with 26. (“Taki” is already in the published top 50, with “Close” well on its way to entering.)

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. POST MALONE & SWAE LEE, “Sunflower” (Interscope-Republic)
2. STEVE AOKI featuring BTS, “Waste It On Me” (Ultra)
3. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
4. LUKAS GRAHAM, “Love Someone” (Warner Bros.)
5. DEAN LEWIS, “Be Alright” (Island/Republic)
6-T. CAMILA CABELLO, “Consequences” (Syco/Epic)
6-T. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
8. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
9. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow” (Interscope)
10. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity” (Columbia)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 22-23, 2018)

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’s the one track impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

POST MALONE & SWAE LEE – “Sunflower” (Republic)
Album: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Soundtrack) (2018)
Past T40 History: “Hero” by Chad Kroeger and Josey Scott remains the biggest Spider-Man related single, a #2 song in 2002.

Next week: we dare you to say the L word. Yes, new releases from LIVVIA and Lukas Graham hit the format next Tuesday, as it also looks to be a good week for the latest single by Zara Larsson.

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

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