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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 10, 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. The chart veterans are having a decent time on the chart this week, but plenty of newcomers are also on the rise. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

LOVE FOUR “SOMEONE”: Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved” narrowly beat Post Malone‘s “Circles” to pick up a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with a gap of about 140 spins. Don’t worry, Post Malone fans; he’ll definitely be topping the chart by next weekend. Meanwhile, Capaldi’s enduring smash ranks at #2 and #5 on the Hot AC and AC charts, respectively.

Dua Lipa makes a bold move with “Don’t Start Now”, leaping from 45-25 to become her ninth top 40 hit at the format. It’s only six spots away from the peak of her last charting hit, the soundtrack cut “Swan Song”, which spent two weeks at #19 in March. Kesha‘s 16th top 40 entry here jumps from 42-34 this week. “Raising Hell” also marks the first credited chart hit for Big Freedia. Climbing from 44-40 is the last of three top 40 entries on the survey: “Make It Right” by BTS and Lauv, who earn their fifth and sixth top 40 hits, respectively. This collaboration charts concurrently with Lauv’s “F**k, I’m Lonely”, a collaboration with Anne-Marie that lifts from 37-36.

Travis Scott‘s “Highest In The Room”, a former #1 song on the Hot 100, debuts at #44 this week. On the Rhythmic chart, the song bolts from 10-6. Format newcomer Isabela Merced, a young actress that’s largely known for her work with Nickelodeon, comes in at #49 with “Papi”. Lastly, AJR enters at #50 with “Dear Winter”, a song that also enters at #50 on this week’s Hot AC chart.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 3, 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. Confused about what holiday is actually the next to arrive? Yeah, AC radio might be too. Meanwhile, here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“SOMEONE” IS STICKING AROUND: Now in its third week atop the pop radio chart, Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved” remains strong at the format, while it also returns to #1 on the Hot AC chart for the first time in five weeks. It also stays at #6 on the AC chart. Look for Post Malone‘s “Circles” (up 4-2) to replace Capaldi’s song on the Top 40 survey by next week, as it continues to grow quickly.

There’s little movement elsewhere this week: one new song reaches the top 40, “Hot Girl Bummer” by Blackbear, which rises from 44-40 to become his second top 40 single at the format. Two years ago, “Do Re Mi” got to #24 at the end of November. Dua Lipa is in at #45 with “Don’t Start Now”, which leads two additional top 50 entries. The other, Charlie Puth‘s “Mother”, starts at #49. The former song impacts at Top 40 radio on Tuesday and should easily top the week’s adds report, while the latter title has been steadily moving up during the last few weeks. Puth’s latest entry also appears in the top 50 on the Hot AC chart.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 27, 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. Halloween and hit albums are always full of treats (and a few tricks), so get yourself ready for some spooky stats. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

THAT SPECIAL “SOMEONE”: Lewis Capaldi holds at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 chart with “Someone You Loved” in its 21st week in the top 40. The global smash is steady at #2 and #6 on the Hot AC and AC radio lists, respectively, and could lead the Billboard Hot 100 when the newest update is revealed tomorrow. It’s going to be a close one. Meanwhile, you can expect it to hit three weeks at the top of this survey next week, as its nearest competition is too far away to bother it.

Ranking in the top 40 with her 17th hit as a solo artist, Selena Gomez blasts in at #29 with “Lose You To Love Me”, the lead single from her forthcoming studio album. It also reaches the top 40 on this week’s Hot AC survey. After reaching the top 40 last week as a featured artist on French Montana‘s “Writing On The Wall”, Post Malone gains his 13th top 40 entry with the Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott-assisted “Take What You Want”, jumping from 46-39. It’s Osbourne’s third top 40 song and first since the spring of 1992. Scott is now up to six top 40 hits at the format. Finally, climbing from 47-40, Tones And I checks in with her very first top 40 single, “Dance Monkey”. The song remains at #1 in several countries and is just below the top 20 on the Alternative radio chart.

Further down the list, BTS and Lauv break in at #46 with “Make It Right”, marking their first charting collaboration here. The new trio Public steps in at #48 with “Make You Mine”, their first tune to enter the top 50, while Kesha and Big Freedia shake into the region at #50 with “Raising Hell”, a song that was released this past Thursday. It, and Gomez’s new track above, head for adds at the format on Tuesday.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 20, 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. Love is in the air (or lost love, if you will) on the pop chart, as a very popular Scottish singer takes the top spot. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“SOMEONE” NEW AT THE TOP: Moving from 3-1, chart newcomer Lewis Capaldi leads this week’s Top 40 chart with the hit “Someone You Loved”, which also reached #1 in Ireland, Scotland and the United Kingdom during the spring. It also comes in at #2 on this week’s Hot AC chart, topping that survey for two weeks last month.

Earning her 16th top 40 hit thus far, Bebe Rexha climbs from 42-39 with “You Can’t Stop The Girl”. The movie from which it came from, Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, entered at #1 on the new box office report for the weekend. However, its first-week total was well below the initial predictions for it. A notch below her, French Montana, Post Malone, Cardi B and Rvssian also break into the top 40 with a 45-40 move for “Writing On The Wall”, giving the four artists their fifth, 12th, ninth and first top 40 hits, respectively.

Malone also debuts as a lead artist with “Take What You Want” at #46, which also includes Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott. It’s the latest single from Malone’s recent #1 set Hollywood’s Bleeding and becomes Osbourne’s first track to reach the pop radio survey since the spring of 1992. Newcomer Tones And I swings onto the chart at #47 with “Dance Monkey”, a global smash that’s climbed to #1 in more than a dozen countries to date. Major Lazer‘s “Que Calor” also debuts at #49, a collaboration that includes J Balvin and El Alfa. Finally, Blackbear‘s “Hot Girl Bummer” settles in at #50, one of three songs impacting at the format on Tuesday.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 13, 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. As Columbus Day comes around again, let’s sail the ocean blue for hit records and all the stats you need from the charts. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTIN’: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts” narrowly earns a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 radio list, landing a mere 16 spins ahead of the song at #2: the former chart-topper “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Lizzo’s smash is also back up a notch to #4 on the Rhythmic chart and leaps from 7-5 at Urban radio. This will almost certainly be the final week at #1 for the single here on the pop radio chart, but for just her second chart entry ever, it was a giant breakthrough. Look for “Good As Hell” to continue to perform here through the holidays.

Four new tunes enter the top 40 on this week’s chart. The highest, debuting on the entire chart at #30, is “10,000 Hours” by the duo Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, who earn their third and 26th top 40 entries, respectively. This collaboration is now in the top 40 at three radio formats, with both Country and Hot AC programmers showing the song some love in the last couple of weeks. Making a move from 42-32, it’s “Lonely” by Diplo and the Jonas Brothers. Their collaboration marks the sixth solo appearance in the top 40 for Diplo and the tenth for the trio, four of which have come this year. Billie Eilish checks in at #37 with “All The Good Girls Go To Hell”, her third top 40 entry to date. It’s also in the top 20 on the latest Alternative chart update, where the singer has scored two #1 singles this year. Finishing things up with a small rise from 43-40, Lauv and Anne-Marie each score their fifth top 40 hits with “F**k, I’m Lonely”, taken from the soundtrack to the third season of 13 Reasons Why. Lauv is continuing to put out new tracks from his forthcoming album ~how i’m feeling~, a set on which this single also appears, due March 6.

Things aren’t nearly as exciting in the top 50 this week, but one of this coming Tuesday’s impacting songs breaks in at #45. “Writing On The Wall” is the new hit by French Montana, which also features Post Malone, Cardi B and Rvssian. Four spots lower, the DJ Snake, J Balvin and Tyga collaboration called “Loco Contigo” checks in at #49. The tune has never had an official impact date at the format, though it’s been steadily accumulating a handful of adds each week for some time now.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 6, 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. As the leaves start to turn different colors, a colorful pack of new songs have started to fall onto the pop chart. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

WHAT “HURTS” THE MOST: Lizzo‘s big hit “Truth Hurts” continues at #1 on the Top 40 list for the third consecutive week, as it remains in the top ten at Hot AC, Rhythmic and Urban radio. On the pop chart, it remains above 19,000 spins for the week, losing less than 2% of its airplay from week-to-week. Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved”, a recent #1 single on the Hot AC chart, may start to creep up on the top spot by next weekend, but it’s still more than 1,800 spins away from the summit as of the current chart.

One Direction‘s Niall Horan blasts in with his sixth solo top 40 hit (19th including the group’s run of charting songs) at #36. It’s titled “Nice To Meet Ya” and it leads his upcoming studio album, due sometime early next year. The high debut for it is partially due to hourly airplay upon its release on Friday. Australian band 5 Seconds Of Summer moves from 44-37 with their tenth top single to date, “Teeth”, which can be found on the soundtrack to the new season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. The recent top five hit on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts for Megan Thee Stallion also becomes her first top 40 single on the Top 40 airwaves: “Hot Girl Summer” lifts from 42-38, which features Nicki Minaj, earning her 38th top 40 hit, and Ty Dolla $ign, who grabs his seventh.

Leading off the week’s top 50 entries is the Diplo and Jonas Brothers collaboration called “Lonely”, which bows at #42. The tune was last week’s Most Added title at the format. A couple of spots lower, Bebe Rexha‘s “You Can’t Stop The Girl” checks in at #44, a single from the soundtrack to Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (which opens in about two weeks.) Niall Horan’s former bandmate Liam Payne bounces in at #45 with the A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie-assisted “Stack It Up”. Lastly, starting at #49, “Takeaway” finds The Chainsmokers and Illenium collaborating with newcomer Lennon Stella, who previously charted at the Country format as one half of the duo Lennon & Maisy.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 29, 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. PGTC wishes a very sweet new year to all of our readers celebrating Rosh Hashanah, which begins tonight. Let’s see what’s sweet and sticky at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THIS “HURTS” TOO: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts” remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart for the second week, losing about 350 spins from last week’s published update. The song also climbs to #6 and #10 on the Urban and Hot AC lists, respectively. The tune should have enough of a lead to manage a third week at the top, though Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved” (up 4-3) will begin to challenge it in the next few weeks.

Three songs find themselves entering the top 40 this week, led by the current Alternative radio single by Twenty One Pilots. “The Hype”, a top five hit at that format, rises from 41-36 here, becoming the duo’s sixth top 40 entry on the Top 40 list. Alessia Cara is also new to the region with “Rooting For You”, her tenth top 40 track, which leaps from 44-38. Also on the move is Saweetie‘s “My Type”, a recent #1 song on the Rhythmic chart, which bounces from 46-39. It’s her first top 40 song on the Top 40 chart.

The week’s top 50 entries are led by a newcomer, Ali Gatie, who checks in at #48 with his viral release “It’s You”. At #49, “Harder” pairs Jax Jones with Bebe Rexha for their first charting collaboration. Finally, at #50, Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine combine for “I’m Not Alright”, which is already receiving solid airplay in the duo’s native Canada.

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