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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 5, 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. The temperature is hot and the songs of the summer are sizzling, so here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

ANOTHER JULY WEEKND: With a small drop in airplay vs. last week, The Weeknd‘s big hit “Blinding Lights” is launching all kinds of fireworks at the Top 40 format, as it easily earns a sixth nonconsecutive week at the top. The multi-format smash also leads the Hot AC chart for an eighth week. Will it extend its run at both formats by next Sunday? Stay tuned.

Two big collaborations debut in the top 40 on this week’s survey: the higher of the two, Trevor Daniel and Selena Gomez‘s “Past Life”, bolts onto the entire chart way up at #29. It’s the second top 40 entry for Daniel, who’s still on the rise from 4-2 with “Falling”, and the 19th solo chart hit for Gomez. Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo‘s “Savage Love” also has an impressive start at #38, marking their first and 21st top 40 singles at the format, respectively. Jawsh 685’s original instrumental tune went viral on the video platform TikTok earlier this year.

More collaborations are also making themselves known in the top 50 this week: Kygo and OneRepublic‘s “Lose Somebody”, rising through the top 30 on the Hot AC chart, wins a Top 40 debut at #44, as Regard and Raye‘s “Secrets” has a quieter start at #49.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 28, 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. Before the holiday weekend starts to mess a bit with some spin action, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

NO END TO THE WEEKND: He’s back! The Weeknd returns to #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Blinding Lights”, giving the song its fifth nonconsecutive week at the top. The international hit also scores its seventh week at #1 on the Hot AC chart and climbs into the top ten on the AC list, up 11-10 for the week.

Tones And I scores her second top 40 song at the format with “Ur So F**king Cool”, rising from 41-39. It’s the follow-up to “Dance Monkey”, which went to #6 earlier this year. Pink Sweat$ also rises from 42-40 with “17”, marking his first top 40 title here. At the Hot AC format, “17” simultaneously reaches the top 40 with a 41-39 move.

Jack Harlow pops in at #48 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Whats Poppin”, a track that now ranks at #4 and #6 on Rhythmic and Urban charts, respectively. Meanwhile, the Topic and A7S collaboration “Breaking Me” breaks into the region at #50. The song has already gone to #1 on the Dance chart and has charted well across Europe.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 26, 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. Ready for some more quarantunes and how they’re doing on the radio? Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

ANOTHER WEEKND INSIDE: As predicted, The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” holds at #1 for a third week on the Top 40 radio chart, while also remaining at #4 and #6 on the Rhythmic and Hot AC charts, respectively. This looks to be its last week on top, as a couple of top gainers from Camila Cabello and DaBaby (#2) and Doja Cat (#3) will be aiming for pop purr-fection next month.

Bouncing from 43-29 on the list, Sam Smith and Demi Lovato‘s “I’m Ready” gives the two performers their 14th and 16th top 40 singles, respectively. Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” also bolts from 46-40, becoming her second top 40 entry at the format. The rapper previously charted with the Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Hot Girl Summer”, which reached #38 last October.

The new single from Tyga also marks the format debut of Curtis Roach, who land at #47 with “Bored In The House”. This track is another success story for the popular video app TikTok and quarantine-related releases, with Roach’s original clip going viral on the platform before catching Tyga’s attention. K-pop star Jackson Wang is also new to the top 50 with “100 Ways”, which checks in at #50. Wang was previously included on record label 88rising’s collaborative single “Walking”, which peaked at #37 in January.

Next week’s crop of charting releases could include emerging titles from JoJo and Sam Fischer, which are just below the top 50.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 19, 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. Ready for some more quarantunes and how they’re doing on the radio? Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

THE SECOND WEEKND: Gaining over 200 spins from last week, The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” remains strong at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 radio chart. It climbs a notch to #4 on the Rhythmic radio chart and holds at #6 on the Hot AC radio list this week. With more than 2,200 spins separating “Blinding” from its competition at #2, it could very well earn a third week at #1.

The current collaboration from Diplo, Morgan Wallen and Julia Michaels titled “Heartless” is up from 42-38 this week, just as the different song of the same title by The Weeknd hits recurrent status. It’s Diplo’s sixth solo top 40 single, while also becoming the sixth for Michaels and the first for Wallen, who’s been charting at the Country radio format for several years. Meanwhile, Bazzi lifts from 43-40 with “Young & Alive”, his fourth top 40 entry here. You can find “Heartless” on Diplo’s forthcoming set Thomas Wesley, Chapter One: Snake Oil, due May 29, while “Young” is included on Bazzi’s forthcoming set Lost And Found, due June 19.

Sam Smith and Demi Lovato‘s new collaboration “I’m Ready”, which impacts at the Top 40 format on Tuesday, is well on its way towards a gold medal with a top 50 debut at #43. Megan Thee Stallion is also looking for an Olympic-size win with “Savage”, as it enters at #46 following its viral breakout on the video app TikTok. Another single that emerged from the platform is new at #50: Lil Mosey‘s “Blueberry Faygo” splashes into the top 50 without having officially impacted at the format. “Savage” and “Blueberry” now appear in the top 20 on the Rhythmic chart, with the former also climbing through the same region on the Urban chart.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 14, 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: the high-flying new hit from Twenty One Pilots dominates the adds list without much concern at all. Let’s add ’em up:

NEXT “LEVEL” ADDS: With the Most Added tune at Alternative, Hot AC and Top 40 radio this week, Twenty One Pilots earn a total of 106 first-week stations on the pop airwaves with “Level Of Concern”. It’s their biggest launch ever at this format. After only going as high as #29 with the most successful crossover single from their 2018 album Trench, this release should do much better.

The only other impacting song to break the top ten comes from JoJo, who earns 14 stations for “Man”, which ties for eighth place.

Charting singles from Drake, Dua Lipa and The Weeknd return to the top ten on the adds report this week.

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MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Level Of Concern” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
2. DRAKE, “Toosie Slide” (OVO/Republic)
3. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
4-T. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
4-T. THE WEEKND, “In Your Eyes” (XO/Republic)
6. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
7. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
8-T. DUA LIPA, “Break My Heart” (Warner)
8-T. JOJO, “Man” (Warner)
8-T. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 12, 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. Though Passover and Easter might feel a bit different this year, there’s still plenty of new music to go around. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

LONELY WEEKND: With his third #1 hit to date at the Top 40 format, The Weeknd moves from 2-1 with “Blinding Lights”. It’s the first chart-topper from his recent album After Hours, which has held atop the Billboard 200 list for three weeks now. The smash is also lighting up the Rhythmic and Hot AC radio charts, where it climbs to #5 and #6 this week, respectively.

Flying in at #36 with their seventh top 40 hit, Twenty One Pilots take to the air with “Level Of Concern”, a one-off single that was released several days ago. Powfu and Beabadoobee push their viral track “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” up from 47-37 this week, marking the first top 40 entry for both performers. Both “Level” and “Coffee” are already performing well at Alternative radio, with the former launching at #20 and the latter climbing to #17 on the latest chart. Finally, Ellie Goulding and Blackbear rise up from 45-40 with “Worry About Me”. It’s the 14th top 40 song at the format for Goulding and the third for Blackbear.

With a number of reemerging songs in the top 50 thanks to the vacuum effect from a larger purge, just two titles are completely new to region this week. Debuting at #44, PartyNextDoor and Rihanna‘s collaboration “Believe It” blasts onto the Top 40 survey. It’s already well into the top 40 on both the Rhythmic and Urban lists. Another collaboration starts at #49: the current top 20 hit on the Hot AC chart for JP Saxe and Julia Michaels titled “If The World Was Ending”. The track is already a larger radio and sales hit in Saxe’s native Canada and has reached the top 40 nationally in some European territories.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 7, 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: It’s plain toosie which song wins at the format, as Drake‘s latest hit starts with a big first week launch. Who else shuffles onto the list? Let’s add ’em up:

SLIDING INTO FIRST: With 131 adds in its impact week, Drake’s “Toosie Slide” is definitely getting some Top 40 programmers on their feet. The song easily captures the top spot on this week’s list and also leads the reports at both Rhythmic and Urban radio.

As radio comes back to life following some slower weeks, largely due to the uncertainty of the current health pandemic, three other impacting songs also slide into or move up within the top ten. Rising into second place with 34 new stations this week, Powfu and Beabadoobee‘s “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” is caffeinated up and charging towards the top 40. Locked in a three-way tie for seventh place with 18 adds on the report, Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” hopes to give her a second top 40 entry on the pop radio chart. The new Martin Garrix and Clinton Kane collaboration also steps into tenth place, as “Drown” scores 17 stations.

Charting songs from Dua Lipa, Lauv and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

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MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DRAKE, “Toosie Slide” (OVO/Republic)
2. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Death Bed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
3. DUA LIPA, “Break My Heart” (Warner)
4. SURFACES, “Sunday Best” (10K Projects/Capitol)
5. THE WEEKND, “In Your Eyes” (XO/Republic)
6. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
7-T. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
7-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
7-T. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
10. MARTIN GARRIX featuring CLINTON KANE, “Drown” (RCA)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 31, 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: Dua Lipa delivers one more delicious disco delight to the format and the panel is dancing along. Who else is into the groove? Let’s add ’em up:

“BREAK” IT TO MAKE IT: Breaking at 143 stations this week, a giant start given radio’s ongoing adjustments to the pandemic, Dua Lipa’s “Break My Heart” is easily the Most Added song at the Top 40 format. This buzzing track is the follow-up to the current #1 song here, “Don’t Start Now”, which has been at the summit for six consecutive weeks. “Break” started at #40 on last weekend’s official chart, becoming Lipa’s tenth top entry to date, and is likely to make a larger move by this coming weekend’s update.

The reactive new collaboration from PartyNextDoor and Rihanna also does well on impact… and you better believe it. Landing in third place with 35 stations this week, “Believe It” is also poised to become a big record later this spring. Unsurprisingly, it leads the adds report at both the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats this week.

Charting songs from Regard, Surfaces and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, featuring new releases from JoJo and Pink Sweat$. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. DUA LIPA, “Break My Heart” (Warner)
2. THE WEEKND, “In Your Eyes” (XO/Republic)
3. PARTYNEXTDOOR & RIHANNA, “Believe It” (Westbury Road/OVO Sound/Warner)
4. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
5. SURFACES, “Sunday Best” (10K Projects/Capitol)
6-T. ELLIE GOULDING featuring BLACKBEAR, “Worry About Me” (Interscope)
6-T. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)
8-T. BAZZI, “Young & Alive” (APG/Atlantic)
8-T. POWFU featuring BEABADOOBEE, “Coffee For Your Head (Deathbed)” (Robots & Humans/Columbia)
10-T. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
10-T. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
10-T. SAM FISCHER, “This City” (RCA)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 29, 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. In these very difficult times, please stay safe and don’t jeopardize your health. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

THE FUTURE IS DUA: Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” is holding strong at #1 for a sixth week on the Top 40 radio chart. It’s now her longest-running chart-topper to date at this format. Harry Styles will be in the running for the top spot next week with “Adore You”, which holds at #3 on the current chart, though we’ll have to see if Lipa wants to give it up. Meanwhile, the pop star is entering the survey with another future hit of hers, which you’ll find below…

With the third top 40 song from his recent album After Hours, The Weeknd is in at #33 with “In Your Eyes”. It marks his 14th top 40 entry overall. Both BENEE and Gus Dapperton earn their first top 40 singles with the viral track “Supalonely”, which lands at #38. As noted above, Dua Lipa also picks up her tenth top 40 song this week with “Break My Heart”, which debuts at #40.

Ellie Goulding checks in at #48 with the Blackbear-assisted “Worry About Me”. It’s the only new title in the 41-50 region. Will it make the top 40 next week? Stay tuned.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 24, 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: the sight of a new The Weeknd track gives the format something to look at after some dismal returns last week. Let’s add ’em up:

“EYES” ON NUMBER ONE: It may not be a hot Peter Gabriel remake, but The Weeknd is about to fly up the Top 40 list with “In Your Eyes”, spotted at 60 stations in its first week. The single is featured on his most recent album After Hours, which debuted on Friday and is expected to start at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Both “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless” are still in the top ten at the format, with the former still charging towards the top spot.

Ellie Goulding‘s current release is also on the move, as the Blackbear-assisted “Worry About Me” checks in with 33 stations for the week, good for a second place finish. Blackbear ranked at #2 on last week’s Top 40 chart with “Hot Girl Bummer”.

Charting songs from Lauv, Regard and Surfaces are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap. Stay safe out there.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. THE WEEKND, “In Your Eyes” (XO/Republic)
2. ELLIE GOULDING featuring BLACKBEAR, “Worry About Me” (Interscope)
3. BENEE featuring GUS DAPPERTON, “Supalonely” (Republic)
4. SURFACES, “Sunday Best” (10K Projects/Capitol)
5-T. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
5-T. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)
7-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Old Me” (Interscope)
7-T. MAREN MORRIS, “The Bones” (Columbia)
9. SAINT JHN, “Roses” (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
10-T. BRELAND, “My Truck” (Bad Realm/Atlantic)
10-T. BRYCE VINE, “Baby Girl” (Sire/Warner)
10-T. FUTURE & DRAKE, “Life Is Good” (Freebandz/Republic-Epic)

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