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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 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? This track is impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

MIMI WEBB, “Good Without” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Webb is a newcomer here. Her latest release has already entered the top 20 in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Next week: no additional songs are currently listed as impacting for next week.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 5-6, 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 singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: After taking over the internet with a provocative music video, Lil Nas X is looking for his fourth top 40 hit here.

OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Déjà Vu” (Geffen/Interscope)
Album: *O*R / TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: She recently spent five weeks at #1 on the pop survey with her first charting entry. “Déjà Vu” is now her second.

Next week: newcomer Girl In Red looks to paint the pop chart with her current hit on the Alternative radio airwaves.

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

ADDISON RAE, “Obsessed” (Sandlot/AWAL-in2une)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Social media personality Rae is impacting at this format with her debut single, which is approaching the top 50.

DEMI LOVATO, “Dancing With The Devil” (Island/Republic)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over (2021)
Past T40 History: A week ahead of her upcoming seventh studio album, Lovato hopes to earn her 18th top 40 entry at this format.

SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The Disney star has charted twice at the Top 40 format, but neither of those releases went any higher than #42.

Next week: TBA, as no songs are currently listed as impacting.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 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 the four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJR, “Way Less Sad” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
Album: OK Orchestra (2021)
Past T40 History: The group now has their sixth top 40 single. “Bang!”, their biggest hit so far, recently held at #6 for three weeks.

ASHE & FINNEAS, “Till Forever Falls Apart” (Mom + Pop/Further.)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Finneas has never charted here as an artist. Ashe’s “Moral Of The Story” narrowly missed the top 20 in October.

MAROON 5 featuring MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Beautiful Mistakes” (222/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: With a debut in the top 30, this collaboration earns the group their 29th top 40 single since their debut in 2003.

SILK SONIC, “Leave The Door Open” (Aftermath/Atlantic)
Album: An Evening With… Silk Sonic (2021)
Past T40 History: The first taste of the soulful project featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak has now reached the top 50 here.

Next week: Australia’s Tones And I hopes to fly up the adds report with her latest release, “Fly Away”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 23, 2021)

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 pop panel shifts into overdrive for Conan Gray. Let’s add ’em up:

GRAY SLAYS: As he looks for his third top 40 hit at the format, Conan Gray is off to a great start with “Overdrive”. With 45 adds during the session, it’s the Most Added song at Top 40 radio this week. Labelmates Glass Animals take second place with 41 new commitments on “Heat Waves”, their current top five track on the Alternative radio list. Rounding out the top three, AJR picks up a nice 24 adds for “Way Less Sad”, still two weeks ahead of its official impact date. The release either led or tied for first at both the Alternative and Hot AC formats this week.

Charting singles from Daya, Dua Lipa and Masked Wolf returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you for more chart activity next Tuesday on the birthday week edition of the report!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. CONAN GRAY, “Overdrive” (Republic)
2. GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Republic)
3. AJR, “Way Less Sad” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
4. DAYA, “Bad Girl” (Sandlot/AWAL)
5. DUA LIPA, “We’re Good” (Warner)
6. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
7. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
8-T. G-EAZY featuring CHRIS BROWN & MARK MORRISON, “Provide” (RCA)
8-T. SZA, “Good Days” (Top Dawg/RCA)
8-T. THE KID LAROI, “Without You” (Grade A/Columbia)

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

CONAN GRAY, “Overdrive” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Gray reached the top 30 in the fall with his ballad “Heather”. He’s now looking for his third top 40 song to date.

G-EAZY featuring CHRIS BROWN & MARK MORRISON, “Provide” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This track samples Morrison’s “Return Of The Mack”, his signature song that reached #4 at this format in 1997.

Next week: Fat Joe is ready to light up the format with some sunshine, as he aims for his first top 40 hit since 2005.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 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 are five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DAYA – “Bad Girl” (Sandlot-AWAL/in2une)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Daya is hoping to earn her third top 40 single at the format. Her last chart entry, “New”, peaked at #33 in 2017.

DOJA CAT – “Streets” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Hot Pink (2019)
Past T40 History: Ah, the power of TikTok! The app has aided her next single choice, just as it did for her #1 hit “Say So” last year.

DUA LIPA – “We’re Good” (Warner)
Album: Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition) (2021)
Past T40 History: From a reissue of Lipa’s popular 2020 album, the song follows three top five hits in a row, with two going to #1.

JESSIA – “I’m Not Pretty” (Artist Driven/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This Canadian newcomer impacts at the format for the first time. Her release was a recent viral tune on TikTok.

SZA – “Good Days” (Top Dawg/RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This track has already reached the top 30 (and may head higher) on both the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts.

Next week: we’ll see if the format provides for the new collaboration from G-Eazy, Chris Brown and Mark Morrison.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 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’s a larger track impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

NELLY & FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – “Lil Bit” (RECORDS/Columbia)
EP: Heartland (2021)
Past T40 History: Eight years ago, the duo teamed with Nelly for a remix of “Cruise”, which spent four weeks at #7 on the pop list.

Next week: She’s a bad girl with a good song… Daya‘s latest single is headed for adds.

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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 REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 18-19, 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? One song impacts this week at the Top 40 format:

OLIVIA RODRIGO – “Drivers License” (Geffen/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Rodrigo earned her first top 40 hit at the format with this song when it entered at #30 on the published update.

Next week: no songs are currently listed as impacting at this time.

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