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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 5, 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: Harry Styles nearly closed the panel in stylish fashion. Let’s add ’em up:

“WAS” WINS: Harry’s House is in the house at the Top 40 format, as the first single from the forthcoming Harry Styles album had a huge day on the adds report with 174 stations reporting on impact. The robust total is just three adds shy of clearing the panel in one week, a very impressive feat. At the Hot AC format, the song was added at 81 of the 94 stations on the panel yesterday. On the pop chart, the song started at #26 on last weekend’s published update, becoming the seventh solo chart entry for Styles to date.

Shawn Mendes also had a fairly strong first week for “When You’re Gone”, which earned 129 stations and a second-place finish. The track took the runner-up position at the Hot AC format yesterday with 51 adds there. It recently became his 13th top 40 hit to date.

Charting singles from Doja Cat, Em Beihold and Pharrell Williams 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. HARRY STYLES, “As It Was” (Erskine/Columbia)
2. SHAWN MENDES, “When You’re Gone” (Island/Republic)
3. DOJA CAT, “Get Into It (Yuh)” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. THE WEEKND, “Out Of Time” (XO/Republic)
5. EM BEIHOLD, “Numb Little Bug” (Moon Projects/Republic)
6. OLIVIA ROX, “Been This Way B4” (Songbird)
7. PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Just A Cloud Away” (Back Lot/Columbia)
8. JNR CHOI, “To The Moon” (Black Butter/Epic)
9. TYGA featuring DOJA CAT, “Freaky Deaky” (EMPIRE-Kemosabe/RCA)
10. DIPLO & MIGUEL, “Don’t Forget My Love” (Higher Ground/Mad Decent)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 3, 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. Here’s the latest survey, just as it was

“WOMAN” OF THE WEEK: Earning her third #1 hit at the format from the Planet Her album, Doja Cat rises from 2-1 with “Woman”. It topped last week’s published update at the Rhythmic radio format.

Launching at #26, Harry Styles secures his seventh top 40 hit outside of One Direction with “As It Was”. It’s the first track to be released from his forthcoming album Harry’s House, due May 20. Next, The Weeknd is moving quickly with “Out Of Time”, jumping from 50-36. It does has enough time to become his 24th top 40 hit to date. Shawn Mendes is back with “When You’re Gone”, which bows at #37. It marks his 13th top 40 entry. Finally, newcomer JNR Choi rises from 43-40 with TikTok-fueled “To The Moon”. The entry samples “Talking To The Moon”, a Sam Tompkins cover of a popular Bruno Mars album cut that was never released as a single.

Originally from 2013’s Despicable Me 2 and now all over TikTok, “Just A Cloud Away” starts at #45 for Pharrell Williams. The soundtrack to that movie also contains “Happy”, which spent three weeks at #1 during the spring of 2014. Newcomer BoyWithUke also debuts with the Blackbear-assisted “IDGAF”, which bows at #50. It’s taken from the forthcoming album Serotonin Dreams, due April 15.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 29, 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 timely new release for the pop panel. Let’s add ’em up:

“TIME” TO IMPACT: The Weeknd easily led this week’s adds report at the Top 40 format with “Out Of Time”, in with 62 adds on impact. It also had a solid performance at the Hot AC format, earning 21 stations in its first week and a first place finish as well.

In second place, Pharrell Williams scored 27 adds for “Just A Cloud Away”. The single originated on the soundtrack to 2013’s Despicable Me 2, but recently went viral on TikTok and continues to perform very well.

Charting singles from Eddie Benjamin, Em Beihold and Fireboy DML 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, “Out Of Time” (XO/Republic)
2. PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Just A Cloud Away” (Back Lot/Columbia)
3. TYGA featuring DOJA CAT, “Freaky Deaky” (EMPIRE-Kemosabe/RCA)
4. DIPLO & MIGUEL, “Don’t Forget My Love” (Higher Ground/Mad Decent)
5. EM BEIHOLD, “Numb Little Bug” (Moon Projects/Republic)
6-T. BECKY G & KAROL G, “Mamiii” (Kemosabe/RCA)
6-T. FIREBOY DML x ED SHEERAN, “Peru” (YBNL Nation/EMPIRE/Further.)
8-T. BAKER GRACE, “Midnight Thoughts” (Independent)
8-T. JNR CHOI, “To The Moon” (Black Butter/Epic)
10. EDDIE BENJAMIN, “Weatherman” (Vol. 1/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 28-29, 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 is one prominent release impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

THE WEEKND, “Out Of Time” (XO/Republic)
Album: Dawn FM (2022)
Chart Position: #50 (3/27/22)
T40 Hits To Date: 23

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 27, 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. This week’s chart is all dressed up and fashionably fun:

CASE OF THE X: Lil Nas X holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “That’s What I Want”. It’s his third nonconsecutive week there.

Taken from the soundtrack to HBO’s Euphoria, “I’m Tired” jumps from 41-36 for Labrinth and Zendaya, as the two performers score their fourth and third top 40 hits, respectively. Next, “Mamiii” rises from 42-38 for Becky G and Karol G. It’s their fifth and first top 40 songs on the chart, respectively. (Sadly, there’s no word on a remix with Gina G and Kenny G at this time.) Finally, Eddie Benjamin is up from 43-40 this week with the meteorological and musical-approved “Weatherman”, which becomes his first top 40 hit.

Four songs enter the top 50 this week: “To The Moon” is the highest at #43, as newcomer JNR Choi debuts with his recent viral release. The tune samples “Talking To The Moon”, a Sam Tompkins cover of a popular Bruno Mars album cut. Chart mainstay Doja Cat lands at #45 with “Get Into It (Yuh)”, the fifth single from her Planet Her album at the format. Newcomer Charlotte Sands is new at #48 with “Dress”, a song which originally broke on TikTok in late 2020. Finally, The Weeknd is in at #50 with “Out Of Time”, taken from his Dawn FM album.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 25, 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: Charlie Puth lights up the report with his latest release. Let’s add ’em up:

LIGHTING UP THE LIST: The Top 40 radio panel turns on the lights this week, as Charlie Puth leads the report with “Light Switch”. His new song, which was originally teased on TikTok last fall, picked up 141 stations on impact. It’s currently his 12th top 40 entry at the format. “Light Switch” also led the adds report at Hot AC radio yesterday, securing 54 stations there.

A week ahead of impact, “Enemy” appears in fifth place on the report for Imagine Dragons and JID, picking up 20 early adds. The theme song from Arcane: League Of Legends now ranks at #2 on the Alternative radio chart.

Charting singles from LattoThe Walters and The Weeknd 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. CHARLIE PUTH, “Light Switch” (Atlantic)
2. LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH, “Fingers Crossed” (in2une)
3. ALESSO & KATY PERRY, “When I’m Gone” (10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol)
4. LATTO, “Big Energy” (Streamcut/RCA)
5. IMAGINE DRAGONS x JID, “Enemy” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
6-T. DAISY THE GREAT x AJR, “Record Player” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
6-T. THE WEEKND, “Sacrifice” (XO/Republic)
8. THE WALTERS, “I Love You So” (Warner)
9. DOJA CAT, “Woman” (Kemosabe/RCA)
10. TIESTO & AVA MAX, “The Motto” (Atlantic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 18, 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: A new week is dawning for The Weeknd on the FM dial. Let’s add ’em up:

LIVIN’ FOR THE WEEKND: After a very tight race this Tuesday, The Weeknd scored another 35 adds for “Sacrifice”, becoming the Most Added track at the Top 40 format for the second consecutive week. Newcomer Lauren Spencer-Smith climbed into second place, picking up 34 new stations for “Fingers Crossed”, a recent viral tune from TikTok. Finally, The Walters impacted today with yet another successful song that was picked up by an audience on the video app: “I Love You So”, which landed in third place with 32 adds.

Charting singles from Emmy Meli and Latto 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 (ELEVEN)
1. THE WEEKND, “Sacrifice” (XO/Republic)
2. LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH, “Fingers Crossed” (in2une)
3. THE WALTERS, “I Love You So” (Warner)
4. LATTO, “Big Energy” (Streamcut/RCA)
5. DOJA CAT, “Woman” (Kemosabe/RCA)
6. EMMY MELI, “I Am Woman” (Disruptor/Arista)
7. JUICE WRLD & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Wandered To LA” (Grade A/Interscope-Def Jam)
8. ALESSO & KATY PERRY, “When I’m Gone” (10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol)
9. AVRIL LAVIGNE featuring BLACKBEAR, “Love It When You Hate Me” (DTA/EMG)
10-T. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
10-T. NIKI, “Every Summertime” (Marvel/Hollywood/Interscope)

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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 9, 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. From L.A. to Peru, these songs are moving at the pop format:

MAXIMIZING “ME” TIME: 2022 is starting off well for superstar Adele, as she continues at #1 on the Top 40 chart for a sixth week with “Easy On Me”. It remains more than 1,700 spins ahead of the song at #2.

Taken from his new album Dawn FM, The Weeknd scores his 23rd top 40 hit at the format with “Sacrifice”, entering at #37 this week. This entry is unrelated to the Bebe Rexha song of the same name that charted last spring or the Elton John song interpolated in his current hit “Cold Heart”, which holds at #9 on the list. Up from 43-39, the late Juice WRLD and Justin Bieber are in with “Wandered To LA”, giving the two men their fourth and 38th top 40 singles, respectively. It’s included on the posthumous album Fighting Demons, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 last month.

Three singles appear in the top 50 for the first time this week: “When I’m Gone” is the highest of the new entries, as Alesso and Katy Perry start at #45. ALYA is at #46 with “Pleasure Is Mine”, while Fireboy DML brings some heat at #49 with the Ed Sheeran-assisted “Peru”.

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