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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 2-3, 2020)

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 titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BILLIE EILISH – “My Future” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This tune is already at #35 as of last Sunday’s published update, becoming Eilish’s fifth top 40 hit at the format.

J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY – “Un Día (One Day)” (UMLE/Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Last month, Lipa earned her second #1 hit in 2020 with “Break My Heart”. Will this collaboration be her third?

TATE MCRAE – “You Broke Me First” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The performer is new to the Top 40 format, but she’s managed a few radio hits in her native Canada since 2019.

Next week, Saweetie hopes that pop programmers tap the “add” button for her single “Tap In”, which is now in the top 20 on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 2, 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. This week’s top 50 is a very fruitful one! For all the juicy details, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

“SUGAR” RUSH: Earning his second consecutive #1 song from his sophomore solo album Fine Line, Harry Styles lifts from 2-1 on this week’s Top 40 chart with “Watermelon Sugar”. It’s just outside the top ten on the Hot AC radio chart. Meanwhile, his former #1 on both charts, “Adore You”, remains healthy in the top five: it holds at #3 at Hot AC radio and rebounds from 6-5 at Top 40.

Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish soar into the top 40 at the format with “Cardigan” and “My Future”, which start at #28 and #35 on the chart, respectively. It’s the 32nd top 40 entry for Swift and the fifth for Eilish, the latter of which impacts on Tuesday. The group Avenue Beat also enters the top 40 for the first time with “F2020”, rising from 44-40. This past spring, the three women impacted at the Country radio format with a song titled “Ruin That For Me”, but it did not chart.

Zedd and Jasmine Thompson tickle the format’s “Funny” bone with this week’s #48 debut, the new only entry in the top 50. The collaboration marks the first chart appearance for Thompson at this format.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 27-28, 2020)

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 tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

JEREMY ZUCKER – “Supercuts” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Last March, Zucker entered the pop chart for the first time with his song “Comethru”, which got as high as #37.

JONAS BLUE & MAX – “Naked” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Blue continues to struggle here: his highest-charting track, the William Singe-assisted “Mama”, hit #31 in 2017.

MAROON 5 – “Nobody’s Love” (222/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This song entered at #36 on yesterday’s published chart, extending the popular band’s history to 28 top 40 hits.

TAYLOR SWIFT – “Cardigan” (Republic)
Album: Folklore (2020)
Past T40 History: It’s not quite “Lovefool” by The Cardigans, a #1 single for six weeks in 1997, but “Cardigan” should still be solid.

Among next week’s impacting titles is a Latin lovefest from J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy. Will it rule for one day and pace ahead of other emerging titles? Stay tuned.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 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. The end of July is here and the summer hits are taking over the chart and the heart… here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

HAVE A “HEART”: Dua Lipa earns her third #1 song at the Top 40 format with “Break My Heart”, which leaps from 3-1. Earlier this year, “Don’t Start Now” spent six weeks at the top, making her the only act to have more than one chart-topper in 2020. The hit also ranks at #9 on this week’s Hot AC chart update.

Earning their 28th top 40 single at the format, Maroon 5 vaults into the top 40 at #36 with “Nobody’s Love”. It’s their follow-up to “Memories”, which spent two weeks at #1 in February. The Juice WRLD and Marshmello collaboration “Come & Go” also enters at #40: it’s the third top 40 hit (and first posthumous entry) for the former artist, as the latter collects his ninth.

The only new title in the top 50 comes from DJ Khaled and Drake, who start at #50 with “Popstar”. This is the third collaboration between the two artists to reach the region here. The track is already in the top 20 on the Rhythmic radio chart and should approach the region on the Urban chart in the next week or two.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 20-21, 2020)

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 tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BLACKBEAR – “Queen Of Broken Hearts” (Alamo/Interscope)
Album: Everything Means Nothing (2020)
Past T40 History: In March, his single “Hot Girl Bummer” got as high as #2 on the Top 40 chart. Will this track get to the throne?

JUICE WRLD & MARSHMELLO – “Come & Go” (Grade A/Interscope)
Album: Legends Never Die (2020)
Past T40 History: From his chart-topping posthumous album Legends Never Die, Juice WRLD could earn his third top 40 single.

ZARA LARSSON – “Love Me Land” (TEN/Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The singer is aiming for her ninth top 40 song here. Her prior top 40 entry, 2019’s “All The Time”, reached #21.

ZEDD & JASMINE THOMPSON – “Funny” (Atlantic-Interscope)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Thompson almost reached the top 50 in 2015 as the vocalist on Felix Jaehn’s “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)”.

One new collaboration from Jonas Blue and MAX will be undressing at the Top 40 format next week.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 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. If you’re ready to fall into the chart stats for the week, here’s what’s popping at the format:

DAN’S THE MAN: With the second-slowest run ever to #1 at the pop format, Trevor Daniel‘s “Falling” rises from 2-1 in its 28th week in the top 40. His follow-up single, the Selena Gomez-assisted “Past Life”, rises from 22-18.

The Kane Brown, Swae Lee and Khalid collaboration “Be Like That” continues its momentum at the Top 40 format and reaches the chart with a high debut at #35. It’s the second pop radio hit for Brown, the fifth solo for Lee and the 12th for Khalid. Ava Max is up from 43-36 with “Kings & Queens”, marking her third top 40 single to date. Sia also rises into the top 40 with the soundtrack cut “Together”, taken from her upcoming film Music. It rises from 42-40 to become her tenth solo song to reach the region here.

The Killers lead this week’s top 50 action with “Caution”, a recent #1 song on the Alternative and Triple A charts that starts at #47. Two viral tracks that reacted on the video platform TikTok are next: Curtis Waters and Harm Franklin check in with “Stunnin'” at #48, while Avenue Beat is new at #49 with the topical “F2020”. Finally, with his follow-up to the #2 hit “Hot Girl Bummer”, the #50 debut this week belongs to Blackbear with “Queen Of Broken Hearts”. It impacts at the format on Tuesday.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 13-14, 2020)

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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CONKARAH featuring SHAGGY – “Banana” (S-Curve)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After moving on TikTok, this track has seen enough support to reach the top 50. Conkarah is new to the format.

KANE BROWN, SWAE LEE & KHALID – “Be Like That” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Brown and Khalid worked on a remix of the latter’s “Saturday Nights”. It reached #36 at Hot AC radio last year.

New releases from the Peach Tree Rascals, Tate McRae and Zara Larsson will be vicious in their pursuit of adds next week.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 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. Put your mask on and the radio up, because here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

PUT YOUR “LIGHTS” ON: The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” picks up a seventh nonconsecutive week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart, down a little over 300 spins from last week. Look for Trevor Daniel‘s “Falling”, which remains at #2 again, to attempt a run at the top spot during the coming week.

Three singles enter the top 40 on this week’s chart, led by the first top 40 entry for Jack Harlow, which vaults from 45-34. “What’s Poppin” also moves from 2-1 on the Rhythmic chart, becoming Harlow’s first #1 tune at the format, and currently ranks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Following him, Kygo and OneRepublic lift from 44-35 with “Lose Somebody”. This is the seventh top 40 entry for Kygo on the list and the 14th for OneRepublic, who have been charting since 2007. Format newcomers Topic and A7S also land in the region with their recent Dance radio hit “Breaking Me”, which climbs from 47-40 this week.

Flying into the top 50, Ava Max‘s “Kings & Queens” has a royal landing at #43, as she gets closer to her third top 40 song to date. It starts four spots ahead of StaySolidRocky‘s viral hit “Party Girl”, which checks in at #47. Additionally, AJ Mitchell is new at #48 with “Burn”. Mitchell and Max previously collaborated on his song “Slow Dance”, which peaked at #26 in December 2019.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 6-7, 2020)

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:

AVA MAX – “Kings & Queens” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Max is looking for her third top 40 track here. 2019’s “Sweet But Psycho” reached #3, her biggest single to date.

JAWSH 685 x JASON DERULO – “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After reaching the top 40 last weekend, this became the first top 40 song for Jawsh 685 and the 21st for Derulo.

TOPIC & A7S – “Breaking Me” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The two artists on this collaboration are new to the format. The single has already climbed to #1 at Dance radio.

After some early top 50 action, the Conkarah and Shaggy collaboration called “Banana” unpeels at the format next Tuesday.

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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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