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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 13, 2018)

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. After all the chocolates and flowers, chances are that the looking at the pop chart is not on your to-do list for Mother’s Day. However, here we are. Let’s get to the countdown:

“SAME” RESULTS, DIFFERENT WEEK: It’s a second week at the top of the pop chart for Camila Cabello‘s smash “Never Be The Same”, which posts a small loss in spins over the last seven days. Luckily, it’s more than enough to pace ahead of plenty of other songs gaining in the top ten. (Expect “Never” to easily lead the chart again next week.) Cabello’s song remains bulleted in the top ten on the Hot AC (#6) and Rhythmic (#8) lists, though it would be some time before “Never” approaches the top spot on either (that is, if it keeps up its current momentum.) Will one of the top songs of the spring lead to even greater possibilities this summer? We shall have to wait and see.

“BACK” WITH A VENGEANCE: In a very active week toward the bottom of the survey, a pack of five new songs make the top 50 on the latest update, led by soundtrack cut “Back To You” (#41) by Selena Gomez. Of course, she’s coming off a top five entry from earlier this year with the Marshmello-assisted “Wolves”. The 25-year-old’s latest song is the first radio single from an album based on the second season of the Netflix hit 13 Reasons Why. The full soundtrack and series are released on Friday, which should both do well. Parking their truck and moving in at #43 is “Move To Miami”, another collaboration that pairs neighbors and friends Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull. In fact, next week, “Move” could become their fifth top 40 single together at the format in the past decade. (Is Pitbull the Marvin Gaye or the Tammi Terrell in this relationship? We may never know, folks.) Next up, newcomer Bryce Vine swings into the #48 spot with “Drew Barrymore”, while first-timer Tom Walker turns the switch and brightens the list at #49 with “Leave A Light On”. Walker previously charted at the Hot AC format in 2017 with “Just You And I”, which stalled out halfway up the chart. Last, but certainly not least, this week’s #50 track is also a new entry from NOTD and Bea Miller, “I Wanna Know”. Miller’s success at the format has been limited to two minor chart entries, but NOTD’s first time on the survey could prove to be a winner for both of them. Now, feel free to catch your breath and enjoy the rest of your Mother’s Day.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 8, 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: impacting tracks by NF and The Weeknd face off against Drake for the title of Most Added on this Tuesday’s results. Whose name we will call out? Let’s add ’em up:

“NICE” TO BE WITH YOU: Things got competitive late into the afternoon in the race for the Most Added release on this week’s pop report, but with Drake‘s “Nice For What” continuing its scorching run up the charts, it blows past its competitors to claim the the top spot for the first time. Up from second place last week, “Nice” gets extra nice at 43 new stations, pacing ahead of NF‘s “Lie” (29) and The Weeknd‘s “Call Out My Name” (23), both solid in their own right. The latter two songs have yet to reach the top 50, but that will soon change! Both cuts originate from former #1 albums on the Billboard 200 list: the latter is taken from Perception, which ruled for a week last October, and the latter is taken from My Dear Melancholy,, an EP that ranked at #1 in April.

One other record of note this week comes from producers NOTD and singer Bea Miller titled “I Wanna Know”. Wanna know the number of adds it received? Sure you do: a dozen, tying it for seventh place. The two guys have never charted at this format before, though they have remixed a number of songs that have received airplay in the past. Miller has two minor entries to date; “Know” is likely to become her second top 40 song, which follows “Young Blood”, peaking at #38 in December 2014.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DRAKE, “Nice For What” (YMCMB/Republic)
2. NF, “Lie” (Caroline)
3. THE WEEKND, “Call Out My Name” (XO/Republic)
4. ZAYN, “Let Me” (RCA)
5. LIAM PAYNE & J BALVIN, “Familiar” (Republic)
6. BRYCE VINE, “Drew Barrymore” (Republic)
7-T. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss” (Columbia)
7-T. NOTD featuring BEA MILLER, “I Wanna Know” (Island/Republic)
9-T. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
9-T. TOM WALKER, “Leave A Light On” (Relentless/Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 1, 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: the Payne is real and the Bryce is right, with several impacting songs on their way up the charts (and the weekly report.) Who earns first place? Let’s add ’em up:

THIS LOOKS FAMILIAR: Taking the top position on this Tuesday’s report are two familiar faces: Liam Payne and J Balvin, speaking the hit language with their bilingual song, “Familiar”. It sports 44 stations during its impact week, and should total a nice weekly sum in the coming weeks. Last Sunday, the tune slipped into the top 50 at #50, and it’s sure to be up again this weekend. If Payne doesn’t release his first solo album this year, there will be a lot of unhappy fans, including myself! Nevertheless, this single’s likely to appear on it, whenever that is. Will Payne grab his second solo #1 at the format? We’ll have to wait and see. If you stanned for One Direction, you’re also probably enjoying the third place finish for ZAYN‘s “Let Me” this week, as it continues to build on the weekly updates. It’s new at 25 stations during the current session.

Two other impacting singles cut through the jungle of jams to land in the top ten: Bryce Vine‘s “Drew Barrymore”, which takes in 24 stations, landing a fourth place finish, and Tom Walker‘s “Leave A Light On”, which burns with 18 stations, locked in a tie for seventh place. Both artists are newcomers to the format, though Walker first made the Hot AC chart in 2017 with the mid-charting “Just You And I”. Look for both songs to approach the top 50 soon. By the way, Walker’s new single is not a hot Belinda Carlisle cover, though her “Leave A Light On” hit #11 at the format in November 1989.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. LIAM PAYNE & J BALVIN, “Familiar” (Republic)
2. DRAKE, “Nice For What” (YMCMB/Republic)
3. ZAYN, “Let Me” (RCA)
4. BRYCE VINE, “Drew Barrymore” (Republic)
5. ARIANA GRANDE, “No Tears Left To Cry” (Republic)
6. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
7-T. KHALID & NORMANI, “Love Lies” (Right Hand/Keep Cool/RCA)
7-T. TOM WALKER, “Leave A Light On” (Relentless/Epic)
9. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss” (Columbia)
10-T. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 30-May 1, 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 new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BRYCE VINE – “Drew Barrymore” (Warner Bros.)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Vine is a newcomer to the format with some solid streaming for his single. (Barrymore has never charted here!)

LIAM PAYNE & J BALVIN – “Familiar” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Former boy band member Payne is headed for his fifth top 40 solo single, while Balvin could take in his second.

TOM WALKER – “Leave A Light On” (Relentless/Epic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Scotland-born Walker hasn’t charted here before, but this song is now climbing the top 20 on the Hot AC chart.

Next week: NF hopes to not let anyone down with his new single called “Lie”. How truthful will the panel be? Stay tuned.

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

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 6, 2017

Horan keeps scorin’.

DEBUTS
40. Why Don’t We – Something Different
39. Dua Lipa – New Rules | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. X Ambassadors – Ahead Of Myself (36)
30. Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals – Back To You (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (31)
16. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (23) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks (tie)
15. Kesha – Praying (20)
(see #6 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Andy Grammer – Give Love (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Tom Walker – Just You And I (08) | PEAK: #07
08. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (04) | PEAK: #02
06. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (12) | PEAK: #06
05. HAIM – Want You Back (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. LP – No Witness (1)
2. BANNERS – Someone To You (4)
3. Dean Lewis – Waves (2)
4. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (5)
5. James TW – Please Keep Loving Me (-)
6. Wrabel – The Village (-)
7. Sheppard – Edge Of The Night (7)
8. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (-)
9. Neon Trees – Feel Good (-)
10. BØRNS – Faded Heart (-)

In The Mix:
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Echosmith – Goodbye
Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (new)
Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale
Jessie Ware – Midnight
Olivia O’Brien – RIP
Passenger – Simple Song
Sabrina Carpenter – Why
The Killers – The Man
The Struts – One Night Only
Vance Joy – Lay It On Me

Chart Notes:

  • Just ahead of its August 22 impact at Top 40 radio, this week’s Highest Debut belongs to Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules”, which is new at #39. Of course, its viral video has been viewed millions of times on YouTube, some of which are definitely mine. The song is featured on her self-titled debut album, which hit the top ten in several countries in Europe. Will Lipa finally get her first top ten at the format with her potential fourth top 40 single? We’ll see soon.
  • The only other debut this week is by a new five-member boy band who call themselves Why Don’t We. Their first entry on my chart is “Something Different”, which shakes up the #40 spot. It heads to Top 40 radio on Tuesday. One of the five guys, Daniel Seavey, was a contestant on American Idol in 2015.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 30, 2017

Four-an for Horan.

DEBUTS
40. PRETTYMUCH – Would You Mind
37. Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals – Back To You
36. X Ambassadors – Ahead Of Myself | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. The Script – Rain (32) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks (tie)
23. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
12. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lorde – Perfect Places (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (06) | PEAK: #06
08. Tom Walker – Just You And I (07) | PEAK: #07
07. HAIM – Want You Back (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. LP – No Witness (3)
2. Dean Lewis – Waves (2)
3. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (1)
4. BANNERS – Someone To You (5)
5. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (7)
6. All Time Low – Good Times (4)
7. Sheppard – Edge Of The Night (6)
8. Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale (9)
9. Why Don’t We – Something Different (-)
10. Dua Lipa – New Rules (-)

In The Mix:
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Echosmith – Goodbye
James TW – Please Keep Loving Me (new)
Olivia O’Brien – RIP
Passenger – Simple Song (new)
Sabrina Carpenter – Why (new)
The Killers – The Man
The Struts – One Night Only
Vance Joy – Lay It On Me

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by the group who had the third-biggest song on Alternative radio in 2015 with “Renegades”. It spent 11 weeks at #1. Two years later, X Ambassadors is looking for a chart-topper on both that radio list and my own top 40 with “Ahead Of Myself”, which is taken from their forthcoming album. It enters at #36. Their Cayuga Sound Festival is a little less than two months away, and I’m sure they’ll be playing plenty of new material at it.
  • The four members of the final (well, at least for now) lineup of One Direction are now in my top 40 as soloists, with Niall Horan at #1, Liam Payne at #2 and #24, Harry Styles at #18 and #23, and coming in at #37, Louis Tomlinson‘s first solo entry on my personal chart, “Back To You”. The song features Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals. Hey ZAYN, where are you? Let’s make it all five original members on the chart at the same time!
  • Finally, at #40, is the first entry on my chart for a new boy band called PRETTYMUCH. “Would You Mind” was released a week ago, getting all sorts of New Music Friday playlisting across the globe, while it impacts at Top 40 radio on August 22.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 23, 2017

Horan’s home again.

DEBUTS
39. The All-American Rejects – Sweat
36. Lights – Giants | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. The Script – Rain (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
29. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (34)
27. Zedd & Liam Payne – Get Low (32)
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lorde – Perfect Places (12) | PEAK: #10
09. HAIM – Want You Back (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Tom Walker – Just You And I (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (1)
2. Dean Lewis – Waves (2)
3. LP – No Witness (3)
4. All Time Low – Good Times (5)
5. BANNERS – Someone To You (10)
6. Sheppard – Edge Of The Night (8)
7. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (7)
8. PRETTYMUCH – Would You Mind (-)
9. Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale (-)
10. X Ambassadors – Ahead Of Myself (-)

In The Mix:
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Echosmith – Goodbye
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals – Back To You (new)
Olivia O’Brien – RIP (new)
Secret Weapons – Ghost
The Killers – The Man
The Struts – One Night Only
Vance Joy – Lay It On Me

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is a giant. No, seriously. “Giants” is the first entry on my chart for Lights, and it’s new at #36. In 2010, the musician bubbled under my personal chart with a song called “Saviour”, though she’s had several chart hits in her native Canada. “Giants” impacts at Hot AC radio on Monday, and currently ranks in the top 50 on the Hot AC list up north.
  • Debuting at #39 is the first top 40 entry in five years for The All-American Rejects. “Sweat” is one of two new songs that the band released earlier this month, and it recently impacted at the Hot AC format. In 2003, the group scored their only #1 on my chart with “Swing, Swing”, which spent three weeks at the top that June and July.

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