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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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 7, 2022

The dawning of 2022 hits.

With a new album from The Weeknd and top tunes from Jonas Blue and Lauren Spencer-Smith, New Music Friday is on the air:

Notable albums out this week: David Bowie‘s Toy (Box/Deluxe) (Stream), Dope Lemon‘s Rose Pink Cadillac (Stream), Gunna‘s Drip Season 4 (Stream), Halsey‘s If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power (Extended) (Stream), MARINA‘s Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land (Deluxe) (Stream), RuPaul‘s MAMARU (Stream), The Weeknd‘s Dawn FM (Stream), Twin Atlantic‘s Transparency (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: AURORA‘s A Dangerous Thing (Stream), Ben Rector‘s The Joy Of Music (Preview) (Stream), Eric Nam‘s There And Back Again (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“911”, Teddy Swims (Stream)
“Absolute”, Foxes (Stream)
“All My Friends (Stripped)”, FRENSHIP (Stream)
“Already Mine”, Sam Short (Stream)
“Amor Pasajero”, Sebastián Yatra (Stream)
“And I’d Go A Thousand Miles”, Montell Fish (Stream)
“Behold Our Power (The Mystic Festival Anthem)”, Matthew K. Heafy featuring Chuck Billy (Stream)
“Black Leaves”, KIRBY (Stream)
“Bleed”, Connor Kauffman (Stream)
“Blessings”, Young T & Bugsey featuring Chronixx (Stream)
“Borrow Your Time (Lofi)”, Fly By Midnight x Yasumu (Stream)
“Brave”, Ella Henderson (Stream)
“Call Me Your Hope”, Tobias Dray (Stream)
“Chitty Bang”, Leikeli47 (Stream)
“Circles Around This Town”, Maren Morris (Stream)
“Cut”, Jaguar Jonze (Stream)
“Dear Fear”, Kota The Friend (Stream)
“Dominion”, Skillet (Stream)
“Don’t Mess With Love”, James Morrison (Stream)
“Don’t Wake Me Up”, Jonas Blue & Why Don’t We (Stream)
“Drinking Songs”, Walker Hayes (Stream)
“Drunk Text Me”, Lexi Jayde (Stream)
“Expiration Date”, MICHELLE (Stream)
“Face To Face”, Don Diablo featuring WATTS (Stream)
“Fall Into Me (Acoustic)”, Forest Blakk (Stream)
“Fear Of Dying”, Alison Wonderland (Stream)
“Fenty Secrets”, Kid Ink (Stream)
“Finally Alone”, Matilda (Stream)
“Fingers Crossed”, Lauren Spencer-Smith (Stream)
“Funny Girl”, Father John Misty (Stream)
“Golden Hour”, HRVY (Stream)
“Good Beer”, Seaforth & Jordan Davis (Stream)
“Good Times”, Zak Abel (Stream)
“Happy New Year”, Let’s Eat Grandma (Stream)
“Hard Drive Gold”, alt-J (Stream)
“Hopeless Romantic (220 KID Remix)”, Sam Fischer (Stream)
“I Give Everything”, Ryland James (Stream)
“I Love You So (King Henry Remix)”, The Walters (Stream)
“In The Middle”, Tokyo’s Revenge (Stream)
“In The Wake Of Your Leave”, Gang Of Youths (Stream)
“J’s Lullaby (Darlin’ I’d Wait For You)”, Delaney Bailey (Stream)
“Judged”, Billy Talent (Stream)
“Long Time Comin'”, Baby Money (Stream)
“Million Dollars Worth Of Game”, 2 Chainz featuring 42 Dugg (Stream)
“Miserable Man”, David Kushner (Stream)
“Moth To A Flame (Extended)”, Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd (Stream)
“No Apologies”, Crazy Cousinz featuring Mila Falls (Stream)
“Numero Uno”, Sage The Gemini (Stream)
“Off The Leash!”, BabySantana featuring Yvngxchris & Luisss (Stream)
“Parallel Heartbreak”, Moore Kismet & Pauline Herr (Stream)
“Permanence”, David Guetta & MORTEN (Stream)
“Phuckboi Rejects”, Royal & The Serpent (Stream)
“Product Of A Small Town”, Sean Stemaly (Stream)
“Promised Land”, TobyMac & Sheryl Crow (Stream)
“Purple Sun”, Cannons (Stream)
“Rapunzel”, Emlyn (Stream)
“Remember Me”, Michael Schulte (Stream)
“Retail Therapy”, Central Cee (Stream)
“Run”, Morgan Wade (Stream)
“Still Something”, Suriel Hess (Stream)
“Strangers”, Maddie & Tae (Stream)
“Tricky”, Majestic featuring Autumn Rowe (Stream)
“Unsung Hero”, for KING & COUNTRY (Stream)
“We Don’t Have To Die”, Sarah Barrios (Stream)
“Welcome To The Playhouse”, Steve Aoki & DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal) (Stream)
“When It’s Too Good”, BENNETT (Stream)
“Wherever You Go (Alan Walker Remix)”, Alok featuring John Martin (Stream)
“You”, Armaan Malik (Stream)
“You Will Never Work In Television Again”, The Smile (Stream)

Next week, the latest albums from Cordae and NLE Choppa are the largest releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 30, 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: Adele opens her bottle of bops for a refreshing record at the top. Let’s add ’em up:

“OH” SAY, CAN YOU STREAM: With her follow-up to “Easy On Me”, superstar Adele took the top spot on the adds report with “Oh My God”, securing 105 stations at the Top 40 format this week. The song ranked at #38 on the chart last weekend, becoming her 11th top 40 hit to date. Her recent album 30 is expected to hold atop the Billboard 200 chart for a second week.

Back in the runner-up spot, Taylor Swift picked up another 43 stations for “Message In A Bottle” this week. The single from Red (Taylor’s Version) has been joined by a handful of other songs from the album at the format, including a re-recording of “All Too Well”, which led the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this month.

A week ahead of impact, “Abcdefu” scored 35 new stations at the format, giving newcomer GAYLE her first top five appearance on the adds report in the #3 position. The recent viral hit has become a global streaming smash and should do well at several radio formats into 2022.

Charting singles from ACRAZE, Benson Boone and Billie Eilish 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. ADELE, “Oh My God” (Melted Stone/Columbia)
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Message In A Bottle” (Republic)
3. GAYLE, “Abcdefu” (Atlantic)
4. SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
5. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
6. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
7. BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
8. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
9. PITBULL featuring ANTHONY WATTS & DJWS, “I Feel Good” (Mr. 305)
10-T. BLXST & TYGA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Chosen” (Red Bull/Evgle/in2une)
10-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 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: Taylor Swift opens her bottle of bops for a refreshing record at the top. Let’s add ’em up:

A “MESSAGE” TO THE FORMAT: In addition to the 56 adds she earned last week, Taylor Swift managed another 31 stations at the Top 40 format this week for “Message In A Bottle”, the current radio single from the #1 album Red (Taylor’s Version). The tune flew from 46-39 on the chart last weekend. Swift also topped the adds report at Hot AC radio yesterday with 34 new stations there. Her song currently sits in the top 30 at that format, jumping from 41-26 last weekend.

Newcomer and former American Idol alum Benson Boone was just behind Swift with 28 adds on impact for “Ghost Town”. The viral song from TikTok will soon become his first top 40 hit. Boone was tied for second place at Hot AC radio yesterday with a dozen new stations.

Charting singles from ACRAZE, Pitbull and Silk Sonic returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session. Happy Thanksgiving!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Message In A Bottle” (Republic)
2. BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
3. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
4. SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
5-T. PITBULL featuring ANTHONY WATTS & DJWS, “I Feel Good” (Mr. 305)
5-T. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
7-T. ADELE, “Oh My God” (Melted Stone/Columbia)
7-T. ALYA, “Pleasure Is Mine” (Ind.)
9. 88RISING & BIBI, “The Weekend” (88rising/12Tone)
10-T. CKAY, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City/Atlantic)
10-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
10-T. LISA, “Money” (YG Ent./Interscope)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 16, 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: Silk Sonic is still on fire with their smokin’ song. Let’s add ’em up:

“WINDOW” TO THE TOP: The new duo of Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) saw a soulful ascent to the lead position on the adds report with “Smokin’ Out The Window”, picking up 61 stations during the session for a two-week total of 103 adds. The song marks the third charting hit from An Evening With Silk Sonic, which climbed from 50-44 on this past weekend’s official update.

The two men landed just ahead of Taylor Swift, who earned 56 adds and the runner-up spot for “Message In A Bottle”. The song from Red (Taylor’s Version) barely eked out a win at the Hot AC format yesterday, where it finished with 15 adds. The re-recorded version of her 2012 album is expected to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart this weekend.

Charting singles from CHLÖE, GIVĒON and Oliver Tree 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. SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Message In A Bottle” (Republic)
3. POST MALONE & THE WEEKND, “One Right Now” (Republic)
4. ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
5-T. OLIVER TREE, “Life Goes On” (Atlantic)
5-T. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
7. LISA, “Money” (YG Ent./Interscope)
8. BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
9. BLXST & TYGA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Chosen” (Red Bull/Evgle/in2une)
10-T. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
10-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 9, 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: Post Malone and The Weeknd have the right song to lead the report. Let’s add ’em up:

“ONE” IS ONE: Post Malone and The Weeknd easily earned the Most Added slot on the report with “One Right Now”, picking up 147 adds on impact. The collaboration also managed a notable 50 stations in its first week at the Rhythmic format, leading that log as well. “One” also took fourth place on the reports at both the Hot AC and Urban formats this week with 11 and 18 adds, respectively.

The duo Silk Sonic (featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) settled into second place with 42 adds for “Smokin’ Out The Window” at the Top 40 format. The tune had an additional 14 adds at the Hot AC format yesterday, where it tied for the runner-up position.

Charting singles from Billie Eilish, GIVĒON and Oliver Tree 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. POST MALONE & THE WEEKND, “One Right Now” (Republic)
2. SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
3. NEIKED, MAE MULLER & POLO G, “Better Days” (Capitol)
4. LISA, “Money” (YG Ent./Interscope)
5. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
6-T. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
6-T. GIVĒON, “For Tonight” (Not So Fast/Epic)
6-T. OLIVER TREE, “Life Goes On” (Atlantic)
9. CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
10. THE ANXIETY (WILLOW & TYLER COLE), “Meet Me At Our Spot” (MSFTS/Roc Nation/in2une)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 8-9, 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 three songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

LISA, “Money” (YG Ent./Interscope)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: Lisa, who has previously charted as a member of BLACKPINK, currently ranks just below the top 50 with this track.

POST MALONE & THE WEEKND, “One Right Now” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: This song was the top debut on last weekend’s list, entering at #27. It’s their 16th and 22nd top 40 hits, respectively.

SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
Album: An Evening With Silk Sonic (2021)
Past T40 History: Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak are aiming for the third top 40 entry from their forthcoming debut album as a duo.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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