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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 3, 2020

2020 got yummy real quick.

Welcome to the first New Music Friday of 2020! While larger albums and EPs are few and far between this week, there are plenty of great singles in the mix, including fresh releases from Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Bieber, Why Don’t We and more. The yummy details are below:

Notable albums out this week: TBA

Notable EPs out this week: TBA

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“20/20”, Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“A Palé (Gesaffelstein Remix)”, Rosalía (iTunes)
“Bad Vibe”, Quando Rondo featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & 2 Chainz (iTunes)
“Chaka Khan”, Andreas Moss featuring Sinclair (iTunes)
“Changes”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Chicago”, Vigiland (iTunes)
“Chills”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Happy”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Healing”, Camden Cox (iTunes)
“I Saw A Boy At The Party”, Myylo (iTunes)
“I’m The One”, Patrick Dorgan (iTunes)
“Kiss Somebody”, Julie Bergan & Seeb (iTunes)
“Kiss You Anyway”, Dami Im (iTunes)
“Miss You 2”, Gabrielle Aplin & Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Monkey Business”, Pet Shop Boys (iTunes)
“Obvious”, Le Youth featuring Adam Rom (iTunes)
“On Somebody”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Sinning With You”, Sam Hunt (iTunes)
“The New Insane”, Counterfeit. (iTunes)
“This Bar”, Morgan Wallen (iTunes)
“This Is Our Time”, WILD (iTunes)
“Trouble”, Chef’Special (iTunes)
“U Played”, Moneybagg Yo featuring Lil’ Baby (iTunes)
“Unmiss You (Stripped)”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Wasting Time”, The Mowgli’s (iTunes)
“When I Ruled The World”, Hannah Grace (iTunes)
“Wolf”, Lil Tr33zy featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Wolves”, Kaaze & Sam Tinnesz featuring Silverberg (iTunes)
“Wrong Direction”, Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
“Yummy”, Justin Bieber (iTunes)

Next week, Selena Gomez leads the way with her newest studio album. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #100-91

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

100. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “Again And Again”
Album: Come Tomorrow
Label: Bama Rags/RCA
Peak: #6
2018 YE: #53

99. LAUV featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “There’s No Way”
Album: (single only)
Label: AWAL/in2une
Peak: #13

98. FLETCHER, “Undrunk”
Album: You Ruined New York City For Me (EP)
Label: Snapback Ent./Capitol
Peak: #21

97. STEPHEN PUTH, “Sexual Vibe”
Album: (single only)
Label: Arista
Peak: #19

96. DAYA, “Insomnia”
Album: (single only)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #17

95. P!NK, “A Million Dreams”
Album: The Greatest Showman: Reimagined
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #17

94. HARRY STYLES, “Lights Up”
Album: Fine Line
Label: Columbia
Peak: #8+

93. MADDIE POPPE, “Not Losing You”
Album: Whirlwind
Label: 19/Hollywood
Peak: #13+

92. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Party For One”
Album: Dedicated
Label: Schoolboy/Interscope
Peak: #16

91. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I”
Album: (single only)
Label: Signature Ent./Atlantic
Peak: #16

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 8, 2019)

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: Niall Horan has a particularly “Nice” start this week for his latest single, leading a pack of three future hits that earned well over 65 adds during the session. That’s pretty big! Let’s add ’em up:

“MEET” ME AT THE TOP: Pacing just ahead of the competition, former One Direction member Niall Horan’s new song leads this week’s adds report at the Top 40 format. “Nice To Meet Ya” starts with 109 stations on impact. It also topped yesterday’s log at the Hot AC format, where it earned another 26 adds. The track debuted at #36 on last Sunday’s published update; it should rank at a slightly higher position by this coming weekend. (It’ll also crack the top 40 at the latter format.)

Climbing quickly at the Country, Hot AC and Top 40 formats simultaneously, the new release by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber comes alive on the pop airwaves ahead of its official impact date in two weeks. “10,000 Hours” debuts with 70 stations this week, a very strong start that places it in the runner-up spot. Look for the single to be a major hit at all three formats through the winter.

After entering the top ten on last week’s log, Billie Eilish‘s “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” gains another 67 stations this week. It ranks in third place here and spends a second week at the top of the Alternative radio report, where it posts another 20 stations.

Recent releases by Lizzo, Taylor Swift and Why Don’t We are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look out for new singles by Charlie Puth and French Montana to impact at the format next week; the latter song has appeared in the top ten on the report for the past two weeks.

1. NIALL HORAN, “Nice To Meet Ya” (Capitol)
2. DAN + SHAY featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “10,000 Hours” (Warner)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. FRENCH MONTANA featuring POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN, “Writing On The Wall” (Epic)
5. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
6. MAJOR LAZER featuring J BALVIN & EL ALFA, “Que Calor” (Mad Decent/in2une)
7. DIPLO & JONAS BROTHERS, “Lonely” (Columbia)
8. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
9. BEBE REXHA, “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner)
10. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 10, 2019)

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: Camila Cabello provides some double trouble with two cuts dominating on the report. If you don’t believe us, we’re no liars. Let’s add ’em up:

CABEL-LO AND BEHOLD: Cabello’s recent dual single release of “Liar” and “Shameless” is proving to be pretty strong in sales, streaming and on the radio, as the cuts pack a 1-2 punch on this week’s Top 40 adds report. Both tunes pick up over 120 adds each, with “Liar” pacing ahead with 138 and “Shameless” ending with 124. In short: they’re giant and about to do even more damage! On the Hot AC adds report yesterday, the singles finished in the same order, with “Liar” earning 18 adds and “Shameless” receiving 11.

Why Don’t We also managed to secure a decent 26 stations and a fifth place finish this week, as they officially impact with “What Am I” after several weeks of early action. Like Cabello’s two entries above, “What” entered the top 40 at the format last weekend. It looks poised to become the group’s highest-charting single at the format later this year; they’ve now had four top 40 songs to date.

Charting releases by Lizzo, Post Malone and Taylor Swift are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

A huge Tuesday is ahead at the format, led by a soundtrack song from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, as well as the latest singles by 5 Seconds Of Summer (which ranked at #6 this week) and Halsey.

1. CAMILA CABELLO, “Liar” (Syco/Epic)
2. CAMILA CABELLO, “Shameless” (Syco/Epic)
3. POST MALONE, “Circles” (Republic)
4. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
5. WHY DON’T WE, “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
6. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Teeth” (Interscope)
7. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
8. ALI GATIE, “It’s You” (Warner)
9. AJ MITCHELL featuring AVA MAX, “Slow Dance” (Epic)
10-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Slide Away” (RCA)
10-T. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 9-10, 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 new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CAMILA CABELLO – “Liar” and “Shameless” (Syco/Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Cabello’s dual single release is starting off well with both songs charting by Sunday, though “Liar” is in the lead.

WHY DON’T WE – “What Am I” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: This boy band has managed to place three songs in the top 40 here, though they’ve all fallen short of the top 20.

Next week: new singles from 5 Seconds Of Summer and Halsey are gritting their Top 40 teeth, as they lead a very busy week.

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

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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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 8, 2019

“Time” for a new chart-topper.

40. Louis Tomlinson – Kill My Mind
39. Walk Off The Earth – I’ll Be There
38. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me
34. Lizzo – Good As Hell | HIGHEST DEBUT

31. Diplo featuring Morgan Wallen – Heartless (36)
27. Taylor Swift – Lover (34) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Why Don’t We – What Am I (33) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks (tie)
(see #8 below)

10. Bastille – Joy (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Stephen Puth – Look Away (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (14) | PEAK: #08
07. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Keane – The Way I Feel (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (06) | PEAK: #05
03 Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Zara Larsson – All The Time (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (1)
2. Morgxn – A New Way (2)
3. James Blunt – Cold (5)
4. John Mayer – Carry Me Away (-)
5. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (7)
6. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (10)
7. Ben Platt – Rain (-)
8. Adam Lambert – Superpower (-)
9. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (-)
10. JOHN.k – If We Never Met (9)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain
John Newman & Nina Nesbitt – Without You
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor
Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You
New Hope Club – Love Again
Oh Wonder – Hallelujah (new)
Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!
The Highwomen – The Chain
The Score – Stay

Chart Notes:

  • Zara Larsson scores her first #1 song on my personal chart with “All The Time”, soaring from 4-1 this week. She previously peaked at #5 late last year with “Ruin My Life”. The new radio singles for Taylor Swift and Why Don’t We tie for the week’s Biggest Mover, with “Lover” and “What Am I”, respectively, climbing seven notches. There’s quite a bit of debut action at the bottom of the chart, led by Lizzo‘s “Good As Hell” at #34. The 2016 release is now a solid sales and streaming hit thanks to Lizzo’s heightened profile and a recent award show performance. The other three entries land between #38 and #40 on my list, with “Let It Be Me” from Steve Aoki and the Backstreet Boys at #38, followed by “I’ll Be There” by Walk Off The Earth just behind them and “Kill My Mind” by Louis Tomlinson anchoring the bottom of the survey. This marks the first chart appearance for producer Aoki to date. The first two titles impact at the Hot AC format at some point this month.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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