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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 4, 2019)

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. If you “Care” about all the big pop songs for the first week of August, you’re in the right place! Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“I” IN THE SKY: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s huge hit “I Don’t Care” continues its run at the summit on the Top 40 list for its third week, eclipsing the 19,000 spin mark in the process (though it doesn’t set a new record.) The tune also remains strong at #1 on the Hot AC chart. With Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” at just over 300 spins away now, her current #2 hit will likely replace “I” in the next few days and become official by next weekend, unless Sheeran and Bieber’s collaboration has a better hold than expected.

Christian rapper NF leaps from 47-34 with the song that becomes his fourth top 40 entry at the format, “Time”. The simple title has also appeared on the chart in the past for groups like The Alan Parsons Project and Hootie & The Blowfish, whose respective singles made the top ten in 1981 and 1996. One notch below him, “Boyfriend” debuts on the entire chart at #35 for Ariana Grande and Social House. The collaboration becomes Grande’s 22nd top 40 entry on the pop chart and the duo’s first, which comes a year after they first entered the top 50 here with the Lil Yachty-assisted “Magic In The Hamptons”. It stalled at #43. Our third and final top 40 entry this week is OneRepublic‘s “Rescue Me”, a top 20 song on the Hot AC chart that moves from 44-38 here. It’s the act’s 13th top 40 single at this format since 2007.

A handful of collaborations enter the top 50 this week, led by Chris Brown and Drake‘s “No Guidance” at #45. The song leads the Rhythmic and Urban charts on the current update. Sam Feldt and RANI, both appearing on the pop chart for the first time, dance onto the survey with “Post Malone” at #46. (Malone ranks at #11 this week with the Young Thug-assisted “Goodbyes”.) Landing at #48 is “Higher Love”, a single combining the talents of Kygo and the late Whitney Houston. Originally recorded in 1990, this cut marks the first appearance for Houston on the pop chart since 2002’s “Whatchulookinat”, which reached #46 that September. 2009 also saw her track “Million Dollar Bill” receive a little pop airplay, though it failed to reach the top 50. Finally, at #49, Illenium and Jon Bellion enter the region with “Good Things Fall Apart”, which is approaching the top ten at Alternative radio.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 28, 2019)

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 end of July gives us lots of new tunes in the mix and a strong collaboration at the top, so let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

EYE FOR AN “I”: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s “I Don’t Care” holds at #1 on the Top 40 chart for a second week, still about 1,200 spins ahead of Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” at #2. “I” also holds at #1 on the Hot AC list and lands at #14 on the AC chart. At the current time, it’s unclear whether or not the collaboration will remain at the top for a third week, or if Eilish’s big track will sneak in. However, “Bad Guy” does lead the Alternative chart on the latest update, where it advances from 2-1.

Earning his 12th top 40 release at the format, Sam Smith‘s “How Do You Sleep?” debuts at #32 on the list. His recent chart-topper with Normani, “Dancing With A Stranger”, spent two weeks at #1 in May. Following Smith, Kaskade and Meghan Trainor leap from 42-36 with “With You”, marking Kaskade’s first top 40 entry here and Trainor’s 11th. Rising from 46-38 on the list, “Panini” is the second top 40 hit for Lil Nas X and the follow-up to “Old Town Road”, which peaked at #4 last month. Lastly, moving from 42-39, “My Man” marks the first top 40 song as an artist for Delacey, who previously wrote chart hits for Halsey and Zara Larsson.

There’s even more action in the top 50 this week, with OneRepublic blasting into the #44 spot with “Rescue Me”, a current top 20 hit on the Hot AC survey. It might become the band’s first top 40 single here in 2-1/2 years. A few spots lower, NF bows at #47 with “Time”, as the performer looks to earn his fourth top 40 song to date next month. This week’s list also sees Monsta X reach the top 50 for the first time with “Who Do U Love?”, a collaboration with French Montana that begins at #49. The group’s new Japanese-language album, titled Phenomenon, is due in a few weeks.

Next week, look out for potential new chart entries from Chris Brown and Drake, as well as Illenium and Jon Bellion.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 21, 2019)

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. It’s getting hot and steamy out there! We’re also counting down to a hot new single at #1, so let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“I” ON THE PRIZE: Simultaneously rising to the top on both the Hot AC and Top 40 lists, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s hit “I Don’t Care” is the new #1 song this week. It’s the fourth #1 on the pop chart for Sheeran and the seventh for Bieber. The track has a solid lead over its nearest competitor, pacing about 1,400 spins ahead of Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” at #3, which Bieber sings on in an updated version. The latter title is also aiming for the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, though it may short fall once again, even with two separate versions available for consumption. We’ll see by tomorrow afternoon.

Further down the chart, Ellie Goulding picks up her 13th top 40 song at the format in a collaboration with Juice WRLD, scoring his second, called “Hate Me”. It leaps from 42-37 and also jumps from 43-32 on this week’s Hot AC list. Meanwhile, Zara Larsson checks in with her eighth top 40 hit, up from 41-40 with “All The Time”. That tune is one of four titles ready to impact at the Hot AC format tomorrow and should post a solid result.

The only new song in this week’s top 50 comes from Lil Nas X, who bows at #46 with “Panini”. His global smash “Old Town Road” got as high as #4 at this format, though it topped the Rhythmic and Urban charts. Both are included on 7, his debut EP that recently peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 list. Emerging titles from NF and Sam Smith, both impacting on Tuesday, will likely debut here next week. Several other songs are also edging closer to the top 50, so expect some larger action by next weekend’s report.

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