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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (December 6-7, 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’s one song impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

GAYLE, “Abcdefu” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: This 17-year-old newcomer from Nashville impacts at the format for the first time. The song is already in the top 50.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 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 some big energy and bigger chart releases, let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

LOVING IS EASY: With her fifth #1 single at the Top 40 format and her 15th week atop the chart since 2011, superstar Adele leads the list with “Easy On Me”. The song has already hit the top of the AC and Hot AC radio charts.

Of note in the top ten, Elton John and Dua Lipa move from 11-10 with “Cold Heart”. At age 74, John is now the oldest performer to have a top ten hit at the format. It’s his first song to reach the region since 1994’s “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, which spent a total of five weeks at #3 that July and August.

In 2006, the group Cherish spent two weeks at #6 that August with “Do It To It”. This week, they return to the top 40 for the first time in 13 years with a new version of that track as remixed by producer ACRAZE. Up from 42-35, it’s his first top 40 hit and the fourth for Cherish. At last, Blxst moves from 41-38 for the Ty Dolla $ign and Tyga-assisted “Chosen”. It’s their first, ninth and eighth top 40 hits, respectively. It ranks at #1 on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts this week.

Newcomer GAYLE takes her recent viral TikTok hit into the top 50 this week, as “Abcdefu” enters at #42. The song impacts at the format on Tuesday. Next, Latto checks in at #49 with “Big Energy”, which currently appears at #6 at the Rhythmic format. It’s the latest chart single to sample “Genius Of Love”, which charted below the top 30 at the pop format for the Tom Tom Club in the spring of 1982. Lastly, at #50, Ed Sheeran earns his third chart entry from the = album with “Overpass Graffiti”.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 29-30, 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’s one song impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ADELE, “Oh My God” (Melted Stone/Columbia)
Album: 30 (2021)
Past T40 History: While “Easy On Me” remains at #2 again this week, the follow-up hit is already flying at the format, charting at #38.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 22-23, 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 two songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: Known for his run on American Idol earlier this year, Boone’s first radio single is earning airplay at several formats.

YOUNG THUG featuring POST MALONE & A$AP ROCKY, “Livin’ It Up” (YSL/300 Ent.)
Album: Punk (2021)
Past T40 History: This new collaboration comes from Young Thug’s recent #1 album. It recently reached the top 60 at the pop format.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 15-16, 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’s a top title impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ACRAZE featuring CHERISH, “Do It To It” (Thrive/Virgin)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: In August 2006, the original “Do It To It” became the highest-ranking song for Cherish, hitting #6 on the pop chart.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 8-9, 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 three songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

LISA, “Money” (YG Ent./Interscope)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: Lisa, who has previously charted as a member of BLACKPINK, currently ranks just below the top 50 with this track.

POST MALONE & THE WEEKND, “One Right Now” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: This song was the top debut on last weekend’s list, entering at #27. It’s their 16th and 22nd top 40 hits, respectively.

SILK SONIC, “Smokin’ Out The Window” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
Album: An Evening With Silk Sonic (2021)
Past T40 History: Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak are aiming for the third top 40 entry from their forthcoming debut album as a duo.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 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’s the one single impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CHLÖE, “Have Mercy” (Parkwood/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: A week ago, the song moved from 41-39 on the survey, becoming the first chart entry for the 23-year-old performer.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 25-26, 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’s the one single impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & THE WEEKND, “Moth To A Flame” (Republic)
Album: Paradise Again (2022)
Past T40 History: The trio’s new single, the likely second chart entry from their upcoming album, just missed the top 50 last weekend.

Next week: nothing is currently noted on the schedule, but watch out for updates!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 9-10, 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 four new titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BLACK EYED PEAS featuring SAWEETIE & LELE PONS, “Hit It” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The band earned three top 40 hits from their last album Translation. Will this collaboration also translate here?

MASKED WOLF, “Say So” (Elektra/EMG)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: “Say” is the follow-up to the international hit “Astronaut In The Ocean”, which reached #8 at the Top 40 format.

OLIVIA HOLT, “Next” (Hollywood)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: In 2017, Holt peaked at #50 with “History”. Though she’s impacted with further songs, she hasn’t charted again.

THE WEEKND, “Take My Breath” (XO/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: “Take” scored a giant debut at #29 on the chart over the weekend, marking the singer’s 19th top 40 song to date.

Next week: the rumors of a new Lizzo single are true… will the Top 40 format be ready?

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 26-27, 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 seven new releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BAZZI, “I Like That” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Three years ago this month, Bazzi spent a week at #1 with “Mine”. He has struggled at the format more recently.

CAMILA CABELLO, “Don’t Go Yet” (Syco/Epic)
Album: Familia (2021)
Past T40 History: “Don’t” started at #30 on the most recent update. It’s her 15th solo top 40 song and first from her upcoming set.

CAMILO & SHAWN MENDES, “Kesi (Remix)” (HAMM/The Orchard)
Album: Mis Manos (2021)
Past T40 History: Colombia’s Camilo has never charted here before. His original version of “Kesi” hit the national top 40 in Spain.

CONAN GRAY, “People Watching” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Since the spring of 2020, he has entered the list with three minor entries: “Heather”, “Maniac” and “Overdrive”.

DIXIE (D’AMELIO) featuring RUBI ROSE, “Psycho” (HITCO/in2une)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: In October, TikTok star D’Amelio hit the top 40 with “Be Happy”, her first single. Will this be her second entry?

SUPER-HI x NEEKA, “Following The Sun” (Blended/Further.)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Neither of these acts has impacted here before. The track has already performed nicely in Austria and Germany.

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN and 070 SHAKE, “Lifetime” (SSA/Republic)
Album: Paradise Again (2021)
Past T40 History: The reunited trio last appeared on the list with “Don’t You Worry Child”, which held for six weeks at #2 in 2013.

Next week: the adds report returns to normal with the latest solo effort from Khalid.

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