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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 13, 2020)

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: Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat purr-fectly pull off an early win, as the top of the list finds some new friends in the mix. Let’s add ’em up:

“BABY” IS BORN: A week ahead of its official impact date, the Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat collaboration “Baby, I’m Jealous” earns the Most Added title at the Top 40 format with a very solid 40 stations this week. The song should enter the top 50 by Sunday, as it continues to pick up additional add action next week.

Tying for second place on the log, Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating” and Why Don’t We‘s “Fallin'” earned another 31 stations this week. It was also a good session for Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear‘s “My Ex’s Best Friend”, landing in fourth place with 28 stations on impact.

Finishing in fifth place, Harry Styles and Julia Michaels picked up 20 stations for “Golden” and “Lie Like That”, respectively.

Next week: look for the new Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco collaboration to not feel so lonely at the top of the report.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BEBE REXHA featuring DOJA CAT, “Baby, I’m Jealous” (Warner)
2-T. DUA LIPA, “Levitating” (Warner)
2-T. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
5-T. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (Erskine/Columbia)
5-T. JULIA MICHAELS, “Lie Like This” (Republic)
7. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
8. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A., “Franchise” (Cactus Jack/Epic)
9. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
10. POP SMOKE, “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 6, 2020)

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: Shawn Mendes has a wonderous start with his new tune “Wonder”, as a number of other new releases marked a wonderful arrival the top ten. Let’s add ’em up:

“WONDER” LANDS: With 166 stations coming in on impact, Shawn Mendes secured a huge first week sum with the title cut off his forthcoming studio album Wonder. Yesterday, the song was the Most Added release at the Hot AC format, taking in 68 stations there. It’s now well into the top 30 on both charts and moving fast.

Dua Lipa also scored a larger first week for “Levitating” with 127 stations on impact, good for second place. It had a great entry in the top 50 at #45 on last Sunday’s published update and should move into the top 40 this coming weekend, thanks in part to a new remix that features DaBaby.

Charting singles from Saweetie, Travis Scott and Why Don’t We returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: a new song from Julia Michaels takes on an already reactive collaboration by Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear, which hit the top five on this week’s report.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SHAWN MENDES, “Wonder” (Island/Republic)
2. DUA LIPA, “Levitating” (Warner)
3. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A., “Franchise” (Cactus Jack/Epic)
5. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
6. POP SMOKE, “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)
7. SAWEETIE, “Tap In” (ICY/Artistry/Warner)
8. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
9-T. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
9-T. SALEM ILESE, “Mad At Disney” (10K Projects/Caroline-Capitol)

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

DUA LIPA featuring DABABY – “Levitating” (Warner)
Album: Future Nostalgia (2020)
Past T40 History: She has scored a pair of #1 singles so far from her most recent album. This cut, now in the top 50, could be next.

MEGAN THEE STALLION featuring YOUNG THUG – “Don’t Stop” (1501 Certified Ent,/300 Ent.)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: In July, the lead performer’s hit “Savage” got as high as #6 at the Top 40 format, her highest chart entry to date.

POP SMOKE – “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)
Album: Shoot for the Stars, Aim For The Moon (2020)
Past T40 History: Despite several charting releases at the Rhythmic and Urban formats, the late performer has never ranked here.

SALEM ILESE – “Mad At Disney” (10K Projects/Caroline-Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Her first tune to impact here, which is receiving some early airplay, recently went viral on the video app TikTok.

SHAWN MENDES – “Wonder” (Island/Republic)
Album: Wonder (2020)
Past T40 History: With only two days of airplay, “Wonder” has reached the top 30 at the format, becoming his tenth top 40 single.

WHY DON’T WE – “Fallin'” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The group is going for their fifth top 40 hit here. Their last chart single, “What Am I”, reached #19 in December.

Tell all your friends: “My Ex’s Best Friend” looks to have a good session next Tuesday for Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 4, 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. October is looking a bit savage so far, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the new #1 song at the format. Here’s what’s popping on the chart this week:

THE “BEAT” OF THE CHART: Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo are up from 2-1 on this week’s Top 40 radio chart with “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)”. It’s the first #1 at the format for Jawsh 685 and fifth (and first since 2015) for Derulo. Notably, Mediabase now credits BTS as one of the lead acts on the collaboration because of a new remix that was released two days ago; hence, the band also earns their first #1 song here. It will easily achieve a second week at the top by next weekend.

Shawn Mendes blasts onto the chart at #30 with “Wonder”, his tenth top 40 hit at the format and first of 2020. The song enters at #27 on this week’s Hot AC chart update as well. After 2-1/2 months of movement in and out of the top 50, Curtis Waters lifts from 42-36 with the Harm Franklin-assisted “Stunnin'”. It’s the first top 40 hit at this format for the two men. Meanwhile, Joel Corry and MNEK are on the rise with “Head & Heart”, a recent #1 hit on the Dance chart that climbs from 41-37. It’s the first top 40 entry for Corry here and the second for MNEK.

There are four new releases in the top 50, the highest of which is a collaboration that rockets in at #42: Travis Scott, Young Thug and M.I.A. with “Franchise”. The tune flew into the top 20 on this week’s Rhythmic chart update. Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating” enters at #45, which was recently serviced for airplay with an updated remix that includes DaBaby. Next up, Why Don’t We falls into place at #48 with “Fallin'”, while the aforementioned Jason Derulo finishes things off at #50 with his latest single “Take You Dancing”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 29, 2020)

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: we find some fast adds for Travis Scott‘s fast food, which certainly helps to nourish the Top 40 panel. Let’s add ’em up:

A LOT FOR SCOTT: Travis Scott’s “Franchise”, a collaboration with Young Thug and M.I.A., is the week’s Most Added song at the Top 40 format with 56 stations on impact. It earns an additional 60 adds at the Rhythmic format and 63 on the Urban report.

The rest of the top four also consists of new entries: Bastille‘s “Survivin'”, which earned a third place finish at both the Alternative and Hot AC formats, was a survivor and started in second place here with 28 adds in its first week. Why Don’t We‘s “Fallin'” took the third position with 26 stations this week, just six hours after the tune was released. Look for it to score even more action during next week’s session, when it officially impacts at this format. Finally, Ali Gatie and Alessia Cara‘s collaboration “Welcome Back” was welcomed solidly by the Top 40 panel, settling in fourth place with 25 adds from the panel.

Charting singles from Madison Beer, Sam Smith and Zoe Wees returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: the aforementioned Why Don’t We, as well as Dua Lipa, will be falling into place on the log with plenty of new adds.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A., “Franchise” (Cactus Jack/Epic)
2. BASTILLE, “Survivin'” (Republic)
3. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. ALI GATIE featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Welcome Back” (Warner)
5-T. SAM SMITH, “Diamonds” (Capitol)
5-T. TATE MCRAE, “You Broke Me First” (RCA)
7. ZOE WEES, “Control” (Caroline)
8. MADISON BEER, “Baby” (Access/Epic)
9-T. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER, “Holy” (Def Jam)
9-T. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 28-29, 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:

ALI GATIE featuring ALESSIA CARA – “Welcome Back” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Gatie and Cara’s most recent chart entries here peaked at #34 and #28, respectively, during the past 12 months.

TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A. – “Franchise” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This collaboration charted just outside the top 50 for yesterday’s official update, but it’ll debut by next weekend.

Why Don’t We will have one of the songs fallin’ onto the adds report next week with their new release.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 27, 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. Before you go looking at any other radio list tonight, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

ANOTHER “GO” AROUND: Lewis Capaldi holds at #1 on the Top 40 chart with “Before You Go”, its second week at the top. A new #1 is on the horizon, however, as Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo‘s song “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)” (rising 3-2) is ready to make the leap. Capaldi’s track is now in its 37th week in the top 40, which is one week more than his previous #1 single “Someone You Loved” spent in the top 40 at this format.

There’s very little action at the bottom of the chart this week. Conan Gray has the only top 40 entry with “Heather”, up 42-40. This is his second top 40 entry at the format; in May, “Maniac” got to #37. Additionally, Madison Beer has the sole top 50 debut at #48 with “Baby”. About six months ago, “Good In Goodbye” peaked at #42.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 22, 2020)

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: Justin Bieber and Sam Smith witness some triple-digit love at the Top 40 format, but which of their diamonds is the jewel of the panel? Let’s add ’em up:

O “HOLY” FIGHT: The race was tight for the week’s Most Added single, but in the battle of the one-word titles, “Holy” found the faith to blast past “Diamonds”. Bieber and Chance The Rapper‘s new collaboration together secured 165 stations on impact, just ahead of Smith’s still impressive 145. The pair of pop winners are already well into the top 40 at this format and should continue to make some moves through the fall. On Monday, “Diamonds” snuck ahead of “Holy” to become the Most Added track at the Hot AC format, but the top spot on today’s report at the Rhythmic format went to “Holy”.

Last week’s top song, Marshmello and Demi Lovato‘s “OK Not To Be OK”, settled for third place with 29 more adds this week.

Charting singles from Tate McRae and Zoe Wees returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for more adds action!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER, “Holy” (Def Jam)
2. SAM SMITH, “Diamonds” (Capitol)
3. MARSHMELLO & DEMI LOVATO, “OK Not To Be OK” (Island/Republic)
4. TATE MCRAE, “You Broke Me First” (RCA)
5-T. CALVIN HARRIS x THE WEEKND, “Over Now” (Columbia)
5-T. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Big Beat/EMG)
7-T. BLACKPINK & SELENA GOMEZ, “Ice Cream” (Interscope)
7-T. ZOE WEES, “Control” (Caroline)
9-T. MADISON BEER, “Baby” (Access/Epic)
10-T. 24KGOLDN featuring IANN DIOR, “Mood” (RECORDS-Columbia)
10-T. AVA MAX, “Kings & Queens” (Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 21-22, 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:

JUSTIN BIEBER featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER – “Holy” (Def Jam)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The big collaboration is already in the top 40 at the format, becoming Bieber’s 30th such entry here since 2009.

SAM SMITH – “Diamonds” (Capitol)
Album: Love Goes (2020)
Past T40 History: “Diamonds” is already shining brightly at the pop format. It’s Smith’s third top 40 single of 2020 and 15th total.

Let’s welcome back Ali Gatie and Alessia Cara to the Top 40 format: their newly-released collaboration impacts next week.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 20, 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. Yes, someone you loved is back at the top of the pop chart. Here’s what’s popping this week:

THE WAY TO “GO”: Lewis Capaldi scores his second #1 song on the Top 40 chart with “Before You Go”. In its 36th week in the top 40, the single sets a new record for the slowest run ever to the top spot in the plays-per-week era, surpassing the previous record by five weeks. It’s already reached #1 on the Hot AC radio chart.

Three superstar releases leap into the top 40 this week, led by Marshmello and Demi Lovato‘s collaboration “OK Not To Be OK”. It blasts from 43-29, becoming their tenth and 17th top 40 singles at the pop format, respectively. Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper enter the chart at #34 with “Holy”, marking their 30th and fifth top 40 songs here, respectively. The track was just released on Friday. Lastly, the 15th top 40 single for Sam Smith lands at #39. “Diamonds” is taken from the Love Goes album, which comes out on October 23.

The only top 50 entry this week comes from newcomer Jxdn. The social media star debuts at #49 with “Angels & Demons”.

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