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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 16, 2022)

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. There are several good parts among this week’s top titles:

“EASY” BREEZY: For the seventh consecutive week, superstar Adele has the #1 song on the Top 40 radio chart with “Easy On Me”. It also holds at #1 on both the AC and Hot AC radio charts this week.

SZA climbs from 41-34 with “I Hate U”, now her eighth top 40 entry to date. The song is racing towards the top 20 at both the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats. Alesso and Katy Perry jump from 45-37 with “When I’m Gone”, their fifth and 30th top 40 hits, respectively. Finally, a newcomer lands in the #38 spot with a debut: American Idol alum Lauren Spencer-Smith and “Fingers Crossed”.

An old AJR album cut that was relaunched by TikTok last fall is the only new entry in the top 50. 2017’s “The Good Part” lands at #50.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 11, 2022)

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: The Weeknd has a new sacrificial smash for the Top 40 airwaves. Let’s add ’em up:

LOVE ON THE WEEKND: It was a wild first report of 2022 at the Top 40 format, as the adds flew in for plenty of emerging songs. In the top spot this week, The Weeknd secured 118 adds for “Sacrifice”, the new single from Dawn FM. It started at #37 on the published chart last weekend. In the runner-up position, Doja Cat meowed with 96 new stations for “Woman”, which climbed to #27 on the same chart update. Her labelmates Latto and SZA were also huge winners on the report this week: the former finished in third place with 59 new adds for “Big Energy”, while the latter appeared in fourth place with 38 new stations for “I Hate U”. Rounding out the top five, the late Juice WRLD and Justin Bieber wandered into fifth place with “Wandered To LA”, new at 37 stations.

Just below the region, the recent collaboration from Alesso and Katy Perry was also decent on the report: “When I’m Gone” scored a total of 28 adds and tied for seventh place on the list. Meanwhile, watch out for newcomer Lauren Spencer-Smith, whose “Fingers Crossed” is also in seventh place. The viral hit (currently being worked by in2une) was teased on TikTok beginning in November and released last week.

Charting singles from Emmy Meli and GAYLE also 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. THE WEEKND, “Sacrifice” (XO/Republic)
2. DOJA CAT, “Woman” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3. LATTO, “Big Energy” (Streamcut/RCA)
4. SZA, “I Hate U” (TDE/RCA)
5. JUICE WRLD & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Wandered To LA” (Grade A/Interscope-Def Jam)
6. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
7-T. ALESSO & KATY PERRY, “When I’m Gone” (10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol)
7-T. LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH, “Fingers Crossed” (in2une)
9. EMMY MELI, “I Am Woman” (Disruptor/Arista)
10. GAYLE, “Abcdefu” (Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 10-11, 2022)

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 songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALESSO & KATY PERRY, “When I’m Gone” (10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #45 (1/9/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 4 (Alesso) / 29 (Perry)

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LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH, “Fingers Crossed” (Independent/in2une)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: TBA
T40 Hits To Date: None

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SZA, “I Hate U” (TDE/RCA)
Album: TBA (2022)
Chart Position: #41 (1/9/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 7

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THE WEEKND, “Sacrifice” (XO/Republic)
Album: Dawn FM (2022)
Chart Position: #37 (1/9/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 23

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 2, 2022)

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. Happy New Year from PGTC! These girlz are ready for a great run at the format with their current chart releases:

22 AND “ME”: For the fifth consecutive week, Adele holds on at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Easy On Me”, as her follow-up “Oh My God” remains in positive territory in the top 20.

Newcomer Emmy Meli jumps from 43-40 with “I Am Woman”, her first top 40 entry at the pop format. Last fall, a portion of the song went viral on TikTok and the full release has continued to perform at the major streaming services.

SZA debuts at #47 with “I Hate U”, while Amaarae lands at #49 with her Kali Uchis and Moliy-assisted remix of “Sad Girlz Luv Money”.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 4, 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. These new tracks have the freedom and independence to chart at the format, so let’s see what’s popping this week:

“MORE” TO CELEBRATE: From her recent #2 album Planet Her, Doja Cat has the new #1 song on the Top 40 radio chart with “Kiss Me More”, a collaboration with SZA. This is the second #1 tune at the format for the former and the first for the latter. Next time around, the two women will face a bit of competition from Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo for the top spot on the list. We’ll see what happens on Sunday.

Speaking of Doja Cat, she has this week’s highest top 40 entry with “You Right”, a collaboration with The Weeknd. Advancing from 41-24, it marks their seventh and 18th top 40 singles, respectively. Lower down, Dua Lipa has a strong debut at #37 with “Love Again”, becoming her 14th top 40 hit to date. This is the fourth entry to chart from the original release of her 2020 album Future Nostalgia, though there have been additional singles that can be found on an expanded reissue of the set from earlier this year. Lastly, Tomorrow x Together lifts from 42-40 with “Magic”, as the group claims their first top 40 hit.

Christian pop and rap artist Nic D lands at #43 with “Fine Apple”, a recent viral song on the video app TikTok. It’s his first appearance on the Top 40 chart. Meanwhile, Anne-Marie and Niall Horan come in at #45 with “Our Song”, which is currently in the top 30 at Hot AC radio.

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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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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 13, 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: Doja Cat and SZA give much “More” to the panel with their new hit. Let’s add ’em up:

“KISS” MY ADDS: The latest release from Doja Cat and SZA, “Kiss Me More”, easily took the Most Added title at the Top 40 format today with 125 commitments on impact. It entered at #33 on last weekend’s published list. The two women also led today’s report at the Rhythmic format, putting up 47 adds there. It’s likely to do well on both charts through the spring and summer.

The only other new title in the top five comes from AJ Mitchell, whose “Stop” earned 33 stations on impact and tied for third place. Does it become his fourth top 40 entry at the format in the coming weeks? We’ll find out soon.

Charting singles from Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo 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. DOJA CAT featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe/RCA)
2. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Déjà Vu” (Geffen/Interscope)
3-T. AJ MITCHELL, “Stop” (Epic)
3-T. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
5. DEMI LOVATO featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Met Him Last Night” (Island/Republic)
6-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
6-T. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
8-T. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
8-T. NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
10. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 12-13, 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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJ MITCHELL, “Stop” (Epic)
Album: Skyview (2021)
Past T40 History: Mitchell narrowly missed earning his fourth top 40 song in July with “Burn”, which peaked at #42 on the chart.

DEMI LOVATO featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Met Him Last Night” (Island/Republic)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over (2021)
Past T40 History: This is replacing “Dancing With The Devil” as the new single from Lovato’s album. “Devil” got to #40 last week.

DOJA CAT featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Planet Her (2021)
Past T40 History: After a big first day of airplay, this release easily crashed into the top 40. It’s their sixth and seventh top 40 hits.

NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This track is nearing the top 20 at Alternative radio. Jxdn’s “Angels & Demons” hit #49 at Top 40 radio last fall.

Next week: songs from Beach Bunny and Jackson Wang hope to hop along and up the adds report.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 11, 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 pair of chart entries are all about me… but when it comes to you, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

‘FORE SCORES AGAIN: Billie Eilish remains at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for a second week with “Therefore I Am”. Earlier this year, the single also spent two weeks at the top of the Alternative chart, where it was recently removed to recurrent status. Meanwhile, it’s active in the top ten at the Hot AC format, moving up 8-6 this week.

The new tune from Doja Cat and SZA purrs up the pop radio chart with a debut at #33. “Kiss Me More” earns the two artists their sixth and seventh top 40 singles, respectively. Meanwhile, Lil Nas X bolts from 50-34 with his fourth top 40 hit, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”.

There are no new entries in this week’s top 50. Recent impacting titles by Annika Wells and Sofia Carson are among the tracks looking to sneak into the region next weekend, but they’ll have to compete with a number of other releases.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 23, 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: the pop panel shifts into overdrive for Conan Gray. Let’s add ’em up:

GRAY SLAYS: As he looks for his third top 40 hit at the format, Conan Gray is off to a great start with “Overdrive”. With 45 adds during the session, it’s the Most Added song at Top 40 radio this week. Labelmates Glass Animals take second place with 41 new commitments on “Heat Waves”, their current top five track on the Alternative radio list. Rounding out the top three, AJR picks up a nice 24 adds for “Way Less Sad”, still two weeks ahead of its official impact date. The release either led or tied for first at both the Alternative and Hot AC formats this week.

Charting singles from Daya, Dua Lipa and Masked Wolf returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you for more chart activity next Tuesday on the birthday week edition of the report!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. CONAN GRAY, “Overdrive” (Republic)
2. GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Republic)
3. AJR, “Way Less Sad” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
4. DAYA, “Bad Girl” (Sandlot/AWAL)
5. DUA LIPA, “We’re Good” (Warner)
6. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
7. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
8-T. G-EAZY featuring CHRIS BROWN & MARK MORRISON, “Provide” (RCA)
8-T. SZA, “Good Days” (Top Dawg/RCA)
8-T. THE KID LAROI, “Without You” (Grade A/Columbia)

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