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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 4, 2018

“My” new #1!

DEBUTS
40. Echosmith – Over My Head
39. Lights – We Were Here
38. Taylor Swift – Delicate | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (38)
28. Rozzi – Never Over You (33)
23. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (29)
16. Lissie – Best Days (22)
11. Niall Horan – On The Loose (20) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (07) | PEAK: #07
08. George Ezra – Paradise (10) | PEAK: #08
07. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Wait (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Troye Sivan – My My My! (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (2)
2. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (3)
3. Phillip Phillips – Into The Wild (5)
4. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (10)
5. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (4)
6. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (7)
7. Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (9)
8. Coin – Growing Pains (8)
9. Bishop Briggs – White Flag (-)
10. Meghan Trainor – No Excuses (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back
Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely
Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up
Bon Jovi – When We Were Us
CHVRCHES – Get Out
Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop – Capital Letters (new)
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Troye Sivan on his second #1 on my chart, “My My My!”, advancing from 3-1 this week. Sivan previously got to the top with 2016’s “Youth”, which had a three-week run that March. His sophomore album is due later this year. A big jump for Niall Horan‘s “On The Loose” puts him one spot away from his fourth solo top ten entry in a row. Moving from 20-11, it easily takes the title of this week’s Biggest Mover. Three new entries make this week’s top 40, with Taylor Swift‘s “Delicate” coming in the highest at #38. It’s the fourth chart single from her current album, reputation. Just below Swift’s latest release in the countdown, “We Were Here” (#39) by Lights and “Over My Head” (#40) by Echosmith also make their debuts. Will any of the three reach the top this spring? You’ll have to come back and see in the coming weeks.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 27, 2018)

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: eight songs impacted at the format, and huge singles from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Dua Lipa and Kendrick Lamar & SZA were among the big winners. Where do they land? Let’s add ’em up:

SASS, STARS AND SUMMER: It started out like any ordinary week, with just a couple of songs listed to go for adds, but by the time Monday rolled around, the messy musical match of the stars began. Topping the report this evening, “Want You Back” from 5 Seconds Of Summer hops aboard at #1, scoring a nice 66 stations on impact. The Australian group reached the top 40 a total of five times between the spring of 2014 and the fall of 2015, though their most recent tune to impact at the format, “Girls Talk Boys”, narrowly missed the region, topping out at #41 at the end of August in 2016. Rising star Dua Lipa‘s “IDGAF” is next in line, and it grabs a solid 54 stations on impact, good for second place this week. Her new one is the follow-up to her international smash “New Rules”, which just spent five incredible weeks atop the pop chart. If that wasn’t enough for you, “All The Stars” twinkles in a strong third place finish for Kendrick Lamar and SZA. This is the second single (following Lamar and The Weeknd‘s “Pray For Me”) to make the Top 40 radio survey from the chart-topping soundtrack to Black Panther, which looks like it could secure a third week atop the Billboard 200. Expect all three songs to repeat in the top ten (and likely top five) on next week’s update.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Want You Back” (Capitol)
2. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF” (Warner Bros.)
3. KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA, “All The Stars” (Interscope)
4. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Whatever It Takes” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
5. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)
6-T. DRAKE, “God’s Plan” (YMCMB/Republic)
6-T. MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE, “Friends” (Warner Bros.)
8. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)
9. NIALL HORAN, “On The Loose” (Capitol)
10-T. JANELLE MONÁE, “Make Me Feel” (Atlantic)
10-T. WHY DON’T WE, “Trust Fund Baby” (Atlantic)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 25, 2018

“Woman”, amen.

DEBUTS
40. Bülow – Not A Love Song
38. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Rozzi – Never Over You (40)
29. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Why Don’t We – Trust Fund Baby (32)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. George Ezra – Paradise (17) | PEAK: #10
09. Sheppard – Coming Home (07) | PEAK: #04
08. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Maroon 5 – Wait (06) | PEAK: #06
05. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (04) | PEAK: #02
04. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Troye Sivan – My My My! (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lights – We Were Here (4)
2. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (6)
3. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (3)
4. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (5)
5. Phillip Phillips – Into The Wild (7)
6. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (2)
7. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (9)
8. Coin – Growing Pains (8)
9. Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (-)
10. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back (new)
Anderson East – Girlfriend
Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely
Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up
Bon Jovi – When We Were Us (new)
CHVRCHES – Get Out
Ed Sheeran – Happier
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
James Bay – Wild Love
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree

Chart Notes:

  • Singer Janelle Monáe sat atop my chart for two weeks in the spring of 2012 as the featured artist on fun.‘s first of three #1 hits, “We Are Young”. Well, that trio may be long gone from the charts, but Monáe is back in a big way with her single “Make Me Feel”, coming in as the highest debut at #38. Last Thursday, the song was released as one of two cuts from her upcoming album Dirty Computer, due April 27. Look out for “Feel” at several radio formats in the coming weeks, including the Top 40 airwaves, where you may also find this week’s second debut. New at #40, “Not A Love Song” marks the debut of a newcomer named Bülow, a teenage singer who currently resides in The Netherlands, but grew up in several countries like Canada and Germany. Her song impacts at the Top 40 format on Tuesday; check back to see if it makes the Add Lib report that evening.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 20, 2018)

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: boys and bops make the pop world spin, including the current songs from singer Niall Horan and boy band Why Don’t We. You ask, why don’t we begin in our recap? Good point! Let’s add ’em up:

DUCK DUCK “LOOSE”: While proven hits from acts like Drake, Imagine Dragons and Justin Timberlake continue to get significant action from the panel, this week’s most notable impacting single comes from One Direction soloist Niall Horan and the fourth single off his album Flicker. “On The Loose”, which is not a hot Saga remake for those 80’s fans out there, scores with a solid 56 adds in its official first week, good for the Most Added title at the format. Interestingly, Horan’s new track didn’t impact at the Hot AC format in a simultaneous release, where he’s arguably been more successful than on the Top 40 airwaves. However, it’s bound to be embraced by the Hot AC panel pretty quickly, so stay tuned to PGTC’s social feeds to see how it does there soon.

Also impacting here, “Mad Love”, a collaboration from Sean PaulDavid Guetta and Becky G, and “Trust Fund Baby”, the new one from Why Don’t We, make a big splash on the adds report, tied with 24 adds and a fourth place ranking. The latter release is already in the top 50 at the format, which should make the top 40 (becoming their second song to reach the region) in the next few weeks. Next week, look for a pair of songs further down in this week’s top ten, Dua Lipa‘s “IDGAF” (19 adds, tied for eighth place) and Bazzi‘s “Mine” (18 adds, tenth place), to rank toward the top of the list, as they officially impact. How will they do against acts like AJR and Mackenzie Nicole? Come back next Tuesday to see the results.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. NIALL HORAN, “On The Loose” (Capitol)
2. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE featuring CHRIS STAPLETON, “Say Something” (RCA)
3. MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE, “Friends” (Warner Bros.)
4-T. DRAKE, “God’s Plan” (YMCMB/Republic)
4-T. SEAN PAUL & DAVID GUETTA featuring BECKY G, “Mad Love” (Island/Republic)
4-T. WHY DON’T WE, “Trust Fund Baby” (Atlantic)
7. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Whatever It Takes” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
8-T. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF” (Warner Bros.)
8-T. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Sit Next To Me” (Columbia)
10. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 19-20, 2018)

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 new releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

NIALL HORAN – “On The Loose” (Capitol)
Album: Flicker (2017)
Past T40 History: This is Horan’s fourth single off his current solo set; the biggest, “Slow Hands”, spent two weeks at #1 last year.

SEAN PAUL & DAVID GUETTA featuring BECKY G – “Mad Love” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Paul has nine top 40 songs as the lead artist at this format, including his three-week #1, 2006’s “Temperature”.

WHY DON’T WE – “Trust Fund Baby” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: The group’s lone chart song to date, “Something Different”, spent three weeks at #33 last fall. How will this do?

Next week: Format newcomer Bazzi and “New Rules” hitmaker Dua Lipa lead a busy week at the format, while also includes the current Alternative hit by an act that’s had two top 40 entries at this format, AJR.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 13, 2018)

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: several of last week’s fierce competitors have their eye on #1, while plenty of impacting releases, including cuts from Imagine Dragons and a collaboration from Marshmello and Anne-Marie, want to crash the party. Let’s add it all up:

“SOMETHING” TO TALK ABOUT: After his chart-topping debut for Man Of The Woods on the newest Billboard 200, Justin Timberlake leads yet another list, this week’s adds report at the Top 40 format, for “Say Something”, the second pop radio single from the project. (“Supplies” never officially went for adds, though it was in the top 50 for a few weeks.) The single, which features country star Chris Stapleton, takes in another 70 adds during the session. Stapleton is hoping to reach #1 on the country airplay list within the next few weeks with his latest hit there, “Broken Halos”.

Below the top spot on the list, “Friends” has an impressive debut for Marshmello and Anne-Marie, reacting with 46 stations on impact, good for second place this week. The DJ/producer is currently on a hot streak with the Top 40 audience, still way up in the top ten with a collaboration with Selena Gomez titled “Wolves”, while his lead vocalist, who collaborated with Clean Bandit on “Rockabye” last year, is still relatively new to this format. Rockers Imagine Dragons also score with their current crossover from the Alternative airwaves called “Whatever It Takes”, placing fourth with 41 stations on impact. It follows “Thunder”, which spent a week at #1 in November on the pop chart.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE featuring CHRIS STAPLETON, “Say Something” (RCA)
2. MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE, “Friends” (Warner Bros.)
3. THE WEEKND & KENDRICK LAMAR, “Pray For Me” (Interscope-Republic)
4. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Whatever It Takes” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
5. ZEDD, MAREN MORRIS & GREY, “The Middle” (Interscope)
6. DRAKE, “God’s Plan” (YMCMB/Republic)
7. WHY DON’T WE, “Trust Fund Baby” (Atlantic)
8. TROYE SIVAN, “My My My!” (Capitol)
9. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Sit Next To Me” (Columbia)
10. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 11, 2018)

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 were watching a curling match at the Olympics, I was curling up on the couch to look at some pop stats. So, be a good sport and check out all the good music below:

ALL IN DUA TIME: No new song at the top this Sunday, but there is a “New” song that once again holds at #1. Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” just won’t let go, and becomes her label’s first three-week chart-topper at the format since 2013. As mentioned last week, the nearest bulleted entry below #1, Charlie Puth‘s “How Long”, is still 3,400 spins away from unseating whomever may be at the top, though it rises from 5-3 this week. Lipa’s smash becomes her first top ten on the Hot AC chart this week, up a single notch to #10. It also sits just below the top ten on the Rhythmic survey, where it also climbs just one spot to #12. “New” recently topped a giant 650 million streams on Spotify for its main version, while its music video should be over the one billion (!) mark very soon.

A “BABY” CHANGES EVERYTHING: There’s relatively little action in the lower rungs of this week’s top 50, though it’s a pretty great week for Justin Timberlake‘s newest single “Say Something”, featuring Chris Stapleton, which soars from 46-32. “Say” is now the 30th solo top 40 hit at the format for Timberlake, while Stapleton, whose work is primarily known at the Country format, is in with his first appearance. Another soloist, Kent Jones, leads a two-pack of debuts in the top 50, dancing in at #47 with the track that could become his second big hit: “Merengue”. The singer last showed off his moves in 2016 with “Don’t Mind”, which spent two weeks at #8 that July. Another act looking for their second top 40 single comes in at #50: popular boy band Why Don’t We is new with “Trust Fund Baby”. Last September and October, the group spent three weeks at #33 with “Something Different”. Their newest chart song was co-written by Ed Sheeran, who sits at #2 once more with “Perfect”, and is featured on Taylor Swift‘s “End Game” at #13 and Eminem‘s “River” at #20.

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