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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 15, 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. This one’s a little quieter than usual, but it’s still full of bops, including some reactive soundtrack cuts on the rise. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

SHAWN AIN’T GONE: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello remain strong at #1 for the fourth week on the Top 40 chart with “Señorita”, as it smashes the format’s all-time weekly record for the most spins in a week: 19,771. Could it blow past 20,000 spins in the next week? Stay tuned. Meanwhile, the song is still very active at Hot AC radio, where it climbs from 5-3 on its way to the top.

Despite some larger moves in the top 40 for emerging hits by Cabello, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, we have just one new track in the region this week: “Good As Hell”, the third top 40 entry for Lizzo, which climbs from 46-37. In 2016, this song was originally released on the soundtrack to Barbershop: The Next Cut, but it has since gained new attention in the streaming era. Lizzo also stays at #2 for the third week with “Truth Hurts”, which could still score a week at #1, as it continues to post solid gains week-to-week.

Halsey‘s “Graveyard” and Lauv‘s “F*ck, I’m Lonely”, a collaboration with Anne-Marie, are the only new titles in the top 50. They launch at #48 and #49, respectively. “Graveyard” is included on Halsey’s forthcoming album Manic, due in January. “Lonely” is the first single to chart from the soundtrack to the third season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, a set that also features a tune that’s headed for adds at the format on Tuesday: 5 Seconds Of Summer‘s “Teeth”. Look out for information on the latter title very soon.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 8, 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. Whether you’re a lover, a liar or somewhere in-between, we can all enjoy this week’s action on the airwaves. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

LONG TIME SHAWN: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello remain at #1 for the third week on the Top 40 list with the big hit “Señorita”, as it gains more than 200 spins and continues to approach the format’s all-time weekly record. The track is up in airplay at several other formats, including Hot AC and Rhythmic, though it is slowing down a bit overall at this point. With new music from Cabello entering the mix this week in the form of a dual single release, “Señorita” may struggle to get a fourth week at the top. It sits less than 900 spins ahead of its nearest competitor at #2, as the gap continues to tighten.

Format superstar Taylor Swift jumps from 49-33 with the title track from her album Lover, making it her 30th credited top 40 hit to date. It also enters the top 40 on the Hot AC chart this week. As noted above, Camila Cabello now has three songs simultaneously in the top 40 on the pop survey, starting at #37 with “Liar” and at #40 with “Shameless”. The tracks become her 12th and 13th chart entries as a soloist, respectively, and will appear on her upcoming studio album. Between Cabello’s pair of new hits, the group Why Don’t We moves from 43-39 with their fourth top 40 hit, “What Am I”. It’s their second to be co-written by Ed Sheeran, who also penned their 2018 single “Trust Fund Baby”, which topped out at #29 that April.

AJ Mitchell and Ava Max enter the top 50 at a relatively moderate pace with “Slow Dance”, which hits the floor at #45. This is the first collaboration to chart for the two soloists, though they’ve reached the top 40 on their own, Mitchell twice and Max once. New at #49, Megan Thee Stallion makes her format debut with the top ten Rhythmic and Urban radio hit “Hot Girl Summer”. The single also includes Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. Finally, coming in at #50, Khalid reaches the region with “Right Back”. The tune is available in its original form on the album Free Spirit and as a stand-alone remix with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 1, 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. While you’re relaxing and enjoying the long weekend, let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

SHAWN AND ON: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello hold at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 list with “Señorita”. The collaboration also jumps from 8-5 on the Hot AC chart and 28-23 on the Rhythmic chart. Back on the pop survey, it eclipses 19,000 spins for the first time this week and gained nearly 690 in the last seven days, so expect the single to put up a strong fight for a third frame at the top next weekend.

Katy Perry bounces into the top 40 with a 42-37 move for “Small Talk”, which earns the singer her 28th top 40 song here. Rising a couple of spots from 41-39 is the first top 40 hit for Stephen Puth, younger brother of Charlie Puth, with “Look Away”. The song is not a hot Chicago cover, but their “Look Away” spent two weeks at #1 in December 1988. Post Malone also leaps in at #40 with his 11th top 40 single to date, “Circles”. The track debuted on Friday morning and impacts on Tuesday. Malone’s forthcoming album Hollywood’s Bleeding is due on Friday.

With one week to go before their new single officially impacts at the format, Why Don’t We jumps in at #43 with “What Am I”. It’s likely to become their fourth top 40 song next weekend. Alessia Cara is also new to the list with “Rooting For You”, starting at #47 this week. This Summer, Cara’s new EP, is out on Friday. Further entries in the top 50 come from Taylor Swift and Lizzo: “Lover” is in at #49, which continues to score unsolicited airplay, while the three-year-old “Good As Hell” enters at #50, which also charts at the format without having a proper adds date. Both songs were performed live at MTV’s Video Music Awards about a week ago.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 25, 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. For all of you señores y señoritas wanting to know how your favorite songs are doing, let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

IF I CAN HAVE TWO: It’s a huge week for Shawn Mendes on the Top 40 chart, as the pop star leaps from 3-1 with the Camila Cabello-assisted “Señorita”, while “If I Can’t Have You” reverses direction and leaps from 4-2, thanks in part to a midweek spike in airplay. Though originally released as stand-alone singles, both tracks can be found on a digital reissue of his 2018 self-titled album. Mendes joins Halsey as the only two artists to control the top two slots on the pop chart for a period of time this year.

Charting with her third top 40 solo hit, Normani leaps onto the survey at #34 with “Motivation”, which was last Tuesday’s top title on the weekly adds report. Of course, Normani had an additional nine top 40 songs as a member of Fifth Harmony. The late great Whitney Houston earns her 30th top 40 hit this week thanks to Kygo‘s new version of “Higher Love”, up 41-38. It also makes the top 40 on the Hot AC chart this Sunday. On the pop airwaves, this marks Kygo’s sixth top 40 single to date. The third and final entry in the region is the first for viral star Lil Tecca, who bounces from 43-40 with “Ransom”. The song also makes a significant move at the Rhythmic radio format, where it lifts into the top ten.

“Small Talk” leads off this week’s top 50 entries, as Katy Perry‘s latest release bows at #42. It’s her third single to chart this year. A few spots lower, at #46, Twenty One Pilots return to the pop airspace with “The Hype”. The song is currently approaching the top ten on the Alternative chart and heads for adds at the Hot AC format tomorrow. Finally, at #49, Saweetie makes the Top 40 list for the first time with “My Type”, a recent top ten hit on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts. The tune samples Petey Pablo‘s “Freek-A-Leek”, a 2004 single which spent two weeks at #18 that July.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 18, 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. For this 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the time in which I would take stock of the radio action for the week is about to begin. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“BAD” IS STILL GOOD: As she falls to #2 on the Alternative radio list, Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” holds steady at #1 this week on the Top 40 chart for a second frame. The cut is already down more than 800 spins from last week, so you can expect that “Señorita” (which ranks at #3 on this update) will easily climb to the top next week for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.

Climbing from 42-38 on the chart, “Post Malone” marks the first top 40 songs for both Sam Feldt and RANI. Malone’s newest hit, the Young Thug-assisted “Goodbyes”, moves from 10-8 this week. It’s the first time that an artist has appeared in the top 40 at the same time that their name is featured in the title of a top 40 song since early 2012, when the legendary Mick Jagger was a featured artist on “THE (The Hardest Ever)” by will.i.am and Jennifer Lopez and inspired “Moves Like Jagger”, a #1 song for Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera. Rising from 45-39, “Good Things Fall Apart” gives Illenium his first top 40 single here and returns Jon Bellion to the top 40 for his third appearance to date. The late Avicii also lands in the top 40 for a sixth time with the Aloe Blacc-assisted “SOS”, up from 43-40. It’s Avicii’s first top 40 single here since 2014’s “Addicted To You”, which peaked at #39. Blacc was a vocalist on his only #1 track to date, 2013’s “Wake Me Up”, though he didn’t receive a featured credit for it; thus, “SOS” is his second top 40 hit.

Headed to Country radio later this month, Maren Morris‘s new Hot AC hit “The Bones” enters at #45. Morris has been charting at the Country format since 2016, but she topped both the Hot AC and Top 40 charts last spring and summer with the Zedd and Grey collaboration “The Middle”. Viral hit “Lalala” is in at #46 for format newcomers Y2K and BBNO$. Two spots lower, another K-pop group arrives on the survey: NCT 127 bows at #48 with a new English version of “Highway To Heaven”, their first hit here. Lastly, a collaboration from actor and singer Asher Angel and rapper Wiz Khalifa enters at #50. “One Thought Away” is Angel’s first song to chart at any radio format.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 11, 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. When we all fall asleep, we go straight up to the top of the pop chart… well, at least if you’re a 17-year-old star with fans around the world. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

PRETTY FLY (FOR A BAD GUY): After patiently waiting it out in the #2 spot, Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” advances from 2-1 this week on the Top 40 chart, marking her first #1 song at the format. Her hit is also #1 on the Alternative chart for a third week, giving Eilish her longest individual run at the top there. On the pop airwaves, “Bad” was only up around 130 spins in the last week, so we’ll have to wait and see if it can stick around at #1 for a second week or if something else will take over.

Three collaborations reach the top 40 this week, led by “Spicy”, up from 41-35 for Herve Pagez, Diplo and Charli XCX. The new interpretation of “Wannabe”, a #4 smash for the Spice Girls from March 1997, marks the first top 40 entry for Pagez, the fifth solo appearance for Diplo and the sixth for Charli XCX. Chris Brown and Drake score their 34th and 27th top 40 hits, respectively, as “No Guidance” rises from 45-38. It also remains at #1 on the Urban chart this week. Finally, up from 42-40, “Who Do U Love?” gets Monsta X and French Montana into the region. It’s the first top 40 song for the K-pop group and the fourth for Montana.

There’s plenty of other action in the top 50 this week, with Stephen Puth earning his first chart song in “Look Away” at #46. It was co-written by he and his brother, format chart-topper Charlie Puth. The streaming hit “Ransom” checks in at #47 for Lil Tecca, a rapper who turns 17 later this month and also scores his first entry here. With a current top five hit on the Alternative list, Dominic Fike is also new to the Top 40 chart, landing at #48 with “3 Nights”. Finally, just sneaking in at #50, is a collaboration from Armin Van Buuren and Garibay called “Phone Down”. In January 2017, a totally separate “Phone Down” peaked at #48 for Lost Kings and Emily Warren.

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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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