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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 18-19, 2019)

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 tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BRYCE VINE featuring YG – “La La Land” (Sire/Warner Bros.)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Vine’s hit “Drew Barrymore” swung up to #15 last fall after a lengthy chart run. Will his follow-up song do well?

CNCO – “Pretend” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The Latin boy band has one prior top 40 entry to date: 2017’s “Reggaetón Lento”, climbing to #35 at the format.

TWENTY ONE PILOTS – “Chlorine” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
Album: Trench (2018)
Past T40 History: This act piloted to #30 in January with “My Blood”. Their new release should earn them their fifth top 40 entry.

Next week: Stand by! No new singles have been announced as of yet for next Tuesday’s impact date.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 17, 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. We may not have an Irish act at the top, but that shouldn’t ruin your St. Patrick’s Day fun. Let’s drink to this pop power and check out what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

PUT A “RINGS” ON IT: For the second consecutive week, Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings” is the shiny #1 song at the Top 40 format. It does lose some ground from last week, though it’s less than 1% of its spin total. The song is looking to spend a third week atop the chart, and with the next bulleted entry about 4,500 spins away, chances are that it’ll accomplish that.

This week’s top 40 action is led by “Here With Me”, the first collaboration for Marshmello and CVHRCHES, which starts at #38. It’s the sixth top 40 entry for the mysterious DJ and the first for the trio, who first entered the Alternative list during the fall of 2013 with “The Mother We Share”. Khalid‘s “Talk” bounces up from 42-39, marking his eighth song to reach the region at the format. At #40, moving up six spots from a week ago, “I Can’t Get Enough” by Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin is also a top 40 entry this week. This is the third top 40 hit as an artist for Blanco, the first for Tainy, the 16th solo hit for Gomez and the fifth for Balvin. In addition to these titles, “Woke Up Late” by Drax Project and Hailee Steinfeld re-enters the top 40, rising 41-36.

The first collaboration for Lauv and Troye Sivan leads some more activity in the top 50, with “I’m So Tired…” launching at #45. It ranked in second place on last Tuesday’s adds report and should continue to develop at the format in the coming weeks. Debuting at #47, teenager AJ Mitchell makes some moves with his second chart entry, “All My Friends”. It follows “Girls”, which got as high as #38 in December. Lastly, coming in at #50, Alec Benjamin climbs onto the list with “Let Me Down Slowly”, a song that’s been just below the region for some time now. Thanks to about a dozen or stations and some syndicated airplay, it’s now on the chart.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 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. We have a new song at the top and it should ring a bell… or seven. Fresh from our shopping spree, let’s check out what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

SEVENTH HEAVEN: Earning her seventh #1 song at the Top 40 format, Ariana Grande moves from 3-1 with “7 Rings”, now in its eighth week in the top 40. It’s her second chart-topper from the album thank u, next, with the title track leading the chart back in January for one week. Follow-up single “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” is up to #13 this week and could land at the top, but it’ll be some time before it gets close to the summit. We’ll keep you updated! Meanwhile, “7” should have a lengthy run at #1; it’s the only song gaining airplay in the top five and was up over 1,000 spins versus the previous published update.

Newcomer Mabel jumps from 41-35 with her first top 40 hit, “Don’t Call Me Up”, while Billie Eilish is also in with her first top 40 single, “When The Party’s Over”, up 43-39. However, the most intriguing entry of the week is actually a re-entry: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, off the soundtrack to A Star Is Born, is back in the top 40. Flying from 45-38, the tune’s boost is likely due to its recent Oscar win and new chart peak at the top of the Hot 100.

Of the four debuts in the top 50 this week, three are collaborations. One of them leads things off at #46: “I Can’t Get Enough” marks the first collaboration together for Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin. After an extremely slow run up the chart since August of last year, Blanco’s song “Eastside”, with Halsey and Khalid, recently spent two weeks at the summit. Checking in a notch lower, P!nk‘s latest single “Walk Me Home” has a nice start at #47, though it’s already approaching the top ten on the Hot AC chart. From there, Julia Michaels and Niall Horan debut at #48 with “What A Time”, the radio single from Michaels’s recent EP Inner Monologue, Pt. 1. Finally, at #50, another hit collaboration credited to four acts makes the top 50: “So Close” features NOTD, Felix Jaehn, Captain Cuts and Georgia Ku. Ku is the only chart newcomer on this song; the other three acts have either ranked with their own main-credited releases or remixes for other artists.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 4-5, 2019)

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:

AJ MITCHELL – “All My Friends” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Mitchell’s one prior top 40 single, “Girls”, got as high as #38 in December. We’ll see if this new one goes higher.

GALANTIS featuring ONEREPUBLIC – “Bones” (Big Beat/EMG)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Though OneRepublic has plenty of hits to their credit, the Swedish duo has just two minor top 50 songs to date.

JONAS BROTHERS – “Sucker” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The sibling trio recently earned their first top 40 entry since the summer of 2013. How high will this release go?

NOTD, FELIX JAEHN & CAPTAIN CUTS featuring GEORGIA KU – “So Close” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The four-way collaboration already went to #1 on the Dance list, as it ranks in several other territories overseas.

P!NK – “Walk Me Home” (RCA)
Album: Hurts 2B Human (2019)
Past T40 History: With nine #1 songs and nearly 20 top ten hits since her first in 2000, this superstar’s newest cut should do well.

Next week: emerging titles from Benny Blanco, James Bay and Lauv are among the songs on the schedule for next Tuesday. It could be a fierce battle between all three collaborations, but who will end up on top? Stay tuned.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 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. Are you a sucker for a new pack of pop hits? Well, if you are, let’s check out what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

THE EAST THEY CAN DO: As expected, Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid remain at #1 on the Top 40 list for a second week with “Eastside”. This will likely be the collaboration’s last week at the summit, with the sizzling “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande (up 6-3) expected to continue to surge towards the top spot. No other title is currently gaining in the top five. Appropriately, the hit will be her seventh chart-topper at the format, whenever it reaches the top. The performer’s “Thank U, Next”, her most recent #1 here, slips a notch to #4, while “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” makes another solid move from 20-16.

The comeback release for the Jonas Brothers, “Sucker”, becomes their seventh top 40 song at the format with its debut at #30. At some radio stations on the panel, the single was played hourly throughout the day on Friday. The trio’s last top 40 single here, “First Time”, spent three non-consecutive weeks at #36 in July and August 2013. Scoring her 14th top 40 hit, Bebe Rexha soars from 42-33 with “Last Hurrah”, followed by the collaboration from the Drax Project and Hailee Steinfeld, “Woke Up Late”, moving from 45-39. It’s the first top 40 entry for the New Zealand band and the seventh for actress and singer Steinfeld. The fourth and final new song in this section of the chart comes from Panic! At The Disco, flying from 50-40 with their fifth top 40 single, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”. Of course, this follows “High Hopes”, which recently spent six big weeks at the top.

In the top 50, newcomer Mabel leads things off at #41 with her track “Don’t Call Me Up”, which has already achieved top five peaks in countries like Belgium, England, Ireland and Norway. She’s the daughter of Neneh Cherry, best known for her international hit “Buffalo Stance” from 1989, a #4 hit on the CHR chart that June. Cherry is also the half-sister of Eagle-Eye Cherry, who landed at #1 for a week with “Save Tonight” back in January 1999. Billie Eilish comes in at #43 on the list with the ballad “When The Party’s Over”, which becomes her first charting hit at the format (though she’s now ranked twice on the Alternative radio listing.) Originally released in October of last year, Eilish’s tune has already been certified Gold here. Labelmates Khalid and H.E.R. round out all the debut action in this section of the chart: the former’s “Talk” is new at #48 and the latter’s “Hard Place” enters at #50. The latter hit’s seen a large spike in sales and streaming in the weeks since it was performed on the Grammy Awards. It’s H.E.R.’s first entry to date at the Top 40 format.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 25-26, 2019)

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:

BILLIE EILISH – “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)
Past T40 History: With a massive streaming audience supporting her work, this ballad looks to become her first top 40 entry here.

H.E.R. – “Hard Place” (RCA)
Album: I Used To Know Her: Part 2 (EP) (2018)
Past T40 History: Following a breakout performance at the Grammy Awards, this cut’s big early action should help it along nicely.

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
Album: Pray For The Wicked (2018)
Past T40 History: “High Hopes” led the Top 40 survey for six weeks recently. Will the follow-up single earn “High” marks as well?

Next week: P!nk looks to color the adds report with her song “Walk Me Home”, but will other impacting releases from NOTD and Rachel Crow paint their own kind of pop success? Stay tuned.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 24, 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. No soloists named Oscar debut on the chart this week, but there are plenty of other exciting names in the mix. Let’s see what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

ON A ‘SIDE NOTE: As mentioned last week, Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid reach #1 on the Top 40 list with “Eastside”. At 31 weeks in the top 40, it now holds the new record for the slowest run to the top in the history of the format. The collaboration may be Blanco’s first chart-topper as an artist, but it’s his 19th #1 song as either a songwriter, producer or both. His first to do so, “Hot N Cold”, spent three weeks at #1 in November 2008 for Katy Perry. Blanco’s follow-up single, the Calvin Harris-assisted release “I Found You”, stalled out at #34 a few weeks ago. His new song “I Can’t Get Enough”, a collaboration with Selena Gomez, J Balvin and Tainy, debuts on Thursday.

Bursting into the top 40 this week, Zedd and Katy Perry‘s “365” jumps from 48-33, earning Zedd his 14th top 40 hit at the format and Perry her 25th. It’s the highest of three entries into the region, followed by Ally Brooke and Tyga‘s “Low Key”, rising from 44-38, and Alessia Cara‘s “Out Of Love”, up a single notch to #40. “Low” is Brooke’s first top 40 single as a solo artist, though she has another nine to her credit as a member of the group Fifth Harmony. The collaboration also lands Tyga his sixth appearance in the top 40 to date. Cara’s latest single from her The Pains Of Growing album is her ninth to make the top 40, four of which have hit #1.

For top 50 debuts, Bebe Rexha has a particularly strong entry at #42 with “Last Hurrah”, which should easily become her 14th top 40 single here in the next few days. Meanwhile, Panic! At The Disco checks in at #50 with “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”. Will it chart as well as their prior single, “High Hopes”, which recently held at the top for six weeks? You never know… stay hopeful.

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