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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 5, 2021)

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. For all the fancy facts and chart stats, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

THE COOL KID: In its ninth week in the top 40, “Stay” rises from 2-1 on the Top 40 chart, as The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber look to have a long stay at the summit. It’s the first #1 song at the format for the former and the 11th for the latter.

Walker Hayes rises from 43-37 with “Fancy Like”, which recently went viral on TikTok. It’s his first top 40 song at the format. The singer is now charting at several formats with his release: it jumps from 25-20 at the Country format and leaps from 49-42 at Hot AC radio.

Latin star Farruko debuts at #46 with “Pepas”, the name of a popular jam-filled cookie. It also jumps to #41 at the Rhythmic format. New at #48 is “Don’t Go”, a recent collaboration from Skrillex, Justin Bieber and Don Toliver. “Don’t” also appears higher (#36) on the Rhythmic chart. Lastly, Willow and Travis Barker check in at #50 with “Transparentsoul”, a current top ten entry at the Alternative format from her recent album Lately I Feel Everything.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 27, 2021)

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. Let’s uncover the habits of hit songs and see what’s popping at the format this weekend:

LEAPIN’ WITH LIPA: For the third and final week, Dua Lipa holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Levitating”. The smash drops to #2 at the Hot AC radio format. However, Lipa is making some leaps with “Love Again”, the next single from her Future Nostalgia album. The tune officially hits the pop airwaves following the holiday weekend for Independence Day, but due to its recent action just below the top 50, it could be charting as soon as next weekend.

Tate McRae and Khalid are “Working” for the weekend, as their collaboration makes a massive jump from 43-24 on the chart. It’s the third top 40 hit at the format for McRae and the 12th for Khalid. Right behind them, Ed Sheeran blasts in at #25 with “Bad Habits”, becoming his 22nd chart hit. The song also enters the Hot AC radio chart within the same region, landing at #23 after just two days of airplay.

From her recent album Planet Her, which is looking at a top three entry on the Billboard 200 chart, Doja Cat is in at #41 with “You Right”, a collaboration with The Weeknd. The tune is also picking up significant early airplay at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats. Coming in at #44, Tones And I is back on the survey with “Cloudy Day”, the new single from her Welcome To The Madhouse album. The forecast calls for a sunny chart run ahead of the project, which comes out in three weeks. Finally, if you’re looking for a little dessert to finish our musical meal, “Jalebi Baby” enters at #47 for newcomer Tesher and chart mainstay Jason Derulo. The single (in its original form) recently experienced a tasty viral moment on TikTok.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 23, 2021)

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. For your butter-flavored bounce up the pop radio chart, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

LIFE’S A PEACH: Justin Bieber scores a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with Daniel Caesar and GIVĒON-assisted “Peaches”. The collaboration also remains atop the chart at the Rhythmic format for a second week.

Five new singles reach the top 40 this week, with the latest single from BTS leading the way with a high debut at #27. “Butter” is their eighth top 40 hit at the format, six of which were credited for their full run and the seventh coming last year when “Savage Love” hit the top spot for Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo in a remixed form. With a likely #1 album coming in Sour next week, Olivia Rodrigo leaps into the top 40 at #36 with “Good 4 U”, her third chart hit from the set. Newcomers Mimi Webb and Sara Kays lift into their top 40 with their first hits to date, respectively: the former’s “Good Without” is up from 44-38, while the latter’s “Remember That Night?” rises from 41-39. Finally, up 45-40 this week, NF returns with his fifth top 40 hit at the format in “Just Like You”.

In the top 50, we have another three entries: at #42, Majid Jordan swims onto the pop list with “Waves Of Blue”. At #45, it’s Marshmello and the Jonas Brothers with “Leave Before You Love Me”, which impacts at both the Hot AC and Top 40 formats this week. Finally, at #49 on the list, Cheat Codes and Tinashe are in with “Lean On Me”, which is unrelated to the song of the same title that became a major hit for Bill Withers in 1972 and Club Nouveau in 1987.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 21, 2021)

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. For all the songs that continue to drive onto the pop radio highway, here’s a look at what’s hitting the gas at the format this week:

DRIVERS WANTED: Holding steady for a fourth week, Olivia Rodrigo claims the top spot on the pop chart and remains above 19,000 spins with “Driver’s License”. However, the song is in need of some fuel: it’s down more than 500 spins. Additionally, the hit advances from 2-1 on the Hot AC chart, marking her first chart-topper at that format as well.

Justin Bieber has the highest of two new entries in the top 40 with “Hold On”, climbing from 45-34. Accordingly, it’s also his 34th top 40 single to date. Also new to the top 40: “Sacrifice”, the 18th chart entry for Bebe Rexha, which leaps from 44-35.

There’s also some larger debut activity in the top 50 this week: leading things off, “Friday” comes in at #45 for producers Riton and Nightcrawlers. Their song features a sample of a viral video created by internet personalities Mufasa and Hypeman. “Friday” is already a solid hit overseas, reaching the top ten in some parts of Europe. Chart regular Drake starts at #47 with one of three songs he released earlier this month, “What’s Next”. It just debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Lastly, at #49, is the TikTok-fueled “In The End”, a partial remake of Linkin Park‘s 2002 hit from producer Tommee Profitt and singer Fleurie. Profitt has a small history of top 40 entries as a songwriter and producer for NF, including his chart-topping “Let You Down” from three years ago.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 7, 2021)

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 door is open and all the chart activity is here, so let’s take a look at what’s popping at the format this week:

KEEP ON DRIVING: It’s a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart for Olivia Rodrigo and her huge hit “Driver’s License”, which pulls ahead of the song at #2 by more than 1,800 spins. The tune looks poised to approach or eclipse 20,000 spins next week.

As expected, this week’s top new entry comes from Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion at #30 with “Beautiful Mistakes”. It also enters in the top 30 (#24, to be exact) on this week’s Hot AC chart. It’s their 29th and fourth top 40 entries, respectively. Scoring his third top 40 song to date, Conan Gray rises from 43-37 with “Overdrive”, which matches the peak of “Maniac” from last year. AJR is also on the move with “Way Less Sad”, which jumps from 46-38. It’s the trio’s sixth trip into the top 40 here.

Down in the top 50, the duo Silk Sonic enters at #43 with “Leave The Door Open”. The act is a new project featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, who are credited as solo artists as well. Fresh off his performance at the Pokémon Day Virtual Concert, Post Malone lands at #50 with his cover of Hootie & The Blowfish‘s “Only Wanna Be With You”. The original song spent three weeks at #1 in the fall of 1995.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 1-2, 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 the three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This performer is headed up the chart per usual with the song that recently became her ninth top 40 entry here.

FAT JOE featuring AMORPHOUS, “Sunshine (The Light)” (RNG/EMPIRE)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Despite earning airplay at other formats in recent years, Fat Joe hasn’t hit the top 40 here since the fall of 2005.

GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Wolf Tone/Republic)
Album: Dreamland (2020)
Past T40 History: After a delayed impact, this tune is sailing through the 30’s on the pop chart. It’s the band’s first top 40 hit here.

Next week: Make no mistake, because Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion are coming for the top of the adds report…

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 21, 2021)

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 our rocket ride to planet pop? It’s time for all you audio astronauts to discover what’s popping at the format this week:

ALIVE AT “35”: Pop superstar Ariana Grande remains at the top for a second week with “34+35”, the second consecutive chart-topper from her recent studio album Positions. However, Grande’s hit is likely to be unseated next week, as Olivia Rodrigo cruises down the highway of hits from 5-2 with “Driver’s License”.

New to the top 40, Cardi B moves from 44-39 with “Up”, while SZA rises a spot from 41-40 with “Good Days”. It’s the ninth top 40 song here for the former and the sixth for the latter. (Had Mediabase credited Cardi B for her featured slot on Ed Sheeran‘s “South Of The Border” that she shared with Camila Cabello, it would be her tenth.)

Format newcomers Masked Wolf and Jessia lead three new entries in the top 50 with their current viral tracks “Astronaut In The Ocean” and “I’m Not Pretty”, which debut at #43 and #44, respectively. Further down, G-Eazy lands at #48 with his Chris Brown and Mark Morrison-assisted “Provide”, which samples the latter’s 1997 hit “Return Of The Mack”.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 14, 2021)

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. Beyond the chocolates and flowers, it’s time to fall in love with the weekly pop radio survey for a recap of what’s popping at the format:

CAN I GET YOUR NUMBER: Ariana Grande just can’t keep away from the top spot! After a seven-week run at the top, her hit “Positions” fell to #3 last week, leaving Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco‘s “Lonely” to reach the summit. Now, Grande is back at the top with “34+35” and returns to the runner-up position with her former #1 smash. How will she add to her huge chart takeover? Stay tuned.

Dua Lipa scores this week’s Highest Debut in the countdown at #34 with “We’re Good”, becoming her 13th top 40 entry. It’s a part of a recent reissue of her 2020 album Future Nostalgia, dubbed the Moonlight Edition. The other three releases entering the region on this update are all from newcomers: Yung Gravy leaps up from 41-37 with “Oops!”, Fousheé lifts from 42-39 with “Deep End” and the band Glass Animals debuts at #40 with “Heat Waves”, a current top five hit on the Alternative radio chart.

The big action continues in the top 50 with another five debuts this week. The highest of them, which lands at #42, is from Meduza and Dermot Kennedy with their collaboration called “Paradise”. To date, the single has already peaked in the top ten or 20 across Europe and Australasia. Cardi B debuts at #44 with “Up”, which is certainly where it’s headed on the survey, while Daya charts for the first time in three years with “Bad Girl” at #45. Further down, JayQ The Legend begins at #49 with “It Could Be You” and Fat Joe enters the top 50 for the first time since 2016 with the DJ Khaled and Amorphous-assisted “Sunshine (The Light)” at #50.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 7, 2021)

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. Even though this week’s update is looking a little bit lonelier, it’s time for a recap of what’s popping at the format this week:

“LONELY” AT THE TOP: After a close call for much of the week, the Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco collaboration “Lonely” rises from 4-1 on the Top 40 chart, while Ariana Grande‘s “34+35” lands in the runner-up spot, moving from #5 last week. This is the ninth #1 track at the format for Bieber and the second for Blanco as an artist. Meanwhile, Grande falls from 1-3 with “Positions”, which just held the top spot for the past seven weeks, while Bieber slides from 2-7 with the Chance The Rapper-assisted “Holy”.

Sabrina Carpenter scores her fifth top 40 single on the Top 40 list with “Skin”, leaping from 43-34 this week. All four of her prior chart entries climbed into the top 30, but stopped short of a top 20 peak. Further down, 52-year-old DJ/producer Tiësto is up from 41-36 with “The Business”, becoming his fourth top 40 entry to date. Also breaking into the region at age 46, Nelly returns with “Lil Bit”, lifting from 42-39 this week. The single reunites him with the duo Florida Georgia Line, whose remix of “Cruise” went to #7 in 2013. Individually, it marks their 23rd and fifth top 40 hits to date, respectively.

Labelmates SZA and Doja Cat enter the top 50 this week, with “Good Days” and “Streets” landing at #46 and #47, respectively.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 3, 2021)

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. As we march into the first full week of 2021, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

STATE YOUR POSITIONS: The first #1 song of 2021 belongs to the same one that led the last chart of 2020: Ariana Grande is at #1 on the Top 40 list for the third week with the title track from her album Positions. “34+35” holds at #13 for the second week. It remains to be seen whether or not “POV” will start to rise again, which was added by a few stations during the last session of 2020.

Justin Bieber‘s “Anyone”, his fourth top 40 single since September and 33rd entry overall, enters at #39 this week. It was released this past Friday. Up from 41-40, the Black Eyed Peas and Shakira sneak into the region with “Girl Like Me”. The track marks the 21st top 40 hit for the group and the 12th for Shakira, who appears in the top 40 for the first time since 2014.

This week’s top 50 entries are by K-pop act LOONA and the late rapper Pop Smoke. The former’s “Star” comes in at #47, marking their first charting song at the format. The latter’s “For The Night”, which features Lil Baby and DaBaby, is two spots lower at #49 on the chart. The collaboration also moves from 2-1 to become the new leader at the Rhythmic format this week.

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