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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 5, 2021)

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. For all the fancy facts and chart stats, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

THE COOL KID: In its ninth week in the top 40, “Stay” rises from 2-1 on the Top 40 chart, as The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber look to have a long stay at the summit. It’s the first #1 song at the format for the former and the 11th for the latter.

Walker Hayes rises from 43-37 with “Fancy Like”, which recently went viral on TikTok. It’s his first top 40 song at the format. The singer is now charting at several formats with his release: it jumps from 25-20 at the Country format and leaps from 49-42 at Hot AC radio.

Latin star Farruko debuts at #46 with “Pepas”, the name of a popular jam-filled cookie. It also jumps to #41 at the Rhythmic format. New at #48 is “Don’t Go”, a recent collaboration from Skrillex, Justin Bieber and Don Toliver. “Don’t” also appears higher (#36) on the Rhythmic chart. Lastly, Willow and Travis Barker check in at #50 with “Transparentsoul”, a current top ten entry at the Alternative format from her recent album Lately I Feel Everything.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 23-24, 2021)

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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALESSO & MARSHMELLO featuring JAMES BAY, “Chasing Stars” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: These three artists have a combined total of 15 top 40 singles to date at this format, with Bay only claiming one.

ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The collaboration debuted at #40 on the chart this past weekend. It’s the first top 40 entry for John in 23 years.

SHAWN MENDES & TAINY, “Summer Of Love” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Mendes and Tainy’s single debuted at #31 over the weekend. It’s their 12th and second top 40 hits, respectively.

WILLOW featuring TRAVIS BARKER, “Transparentsoul” (Roc Nation/in2une)
Album: Lately I Feel Everything (2021)
Past T40 History: In 2010, Willow earned her only charting song to date with “Whip My Hair”, which went to #27 that December.

Next week: if she can’t have love, Halsey wants adds… oh, and power too.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 16, 2021

Sob goes the charts.

Welcome to the musical madhouse of New Music Friday releases, including top new albums from John Mayer, Tones And I and Willow, as well as big singles from Normani, Shakira and Swedish House Mafia. Now, off to the wild side of the schedule:

Notable albums out this week: Barenaked Ladies‘s Detour De Force (Stream), BigKayBeezy‘s Don Juan (Stream), Blxst & Bino Rideaux‘s Sixtape 2 (Stream), Charli Adams‘s Bullseye (Stream), Chet Faker‘s Hotel Surrender (Stream), Cico P‘s Nawfjaxx (Stream), Clairo‘s Sling (Stream), Dirty Heads‘s The Best Of Dirty Heads (Stream), Il Divo‘s For Once In My Life: A Celebration Of Motown (Stream), Illenium‘s Fallen Embers (Stream), John Mayer‘s Sob Rock (Stream), KSI‘s All Over The Place (Stream), Pop Smoke‘s Faith (Stream), Remble‘s It’s Remble (Stream), Tones And I‘s Welcome To The Madhouse (Stream), Willow‘s Lately I Feel Everything (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Aldn‘s Greenhouse (Stream), Catie Turner‘s Heartbroken And Milking It (Stream), Charlie Worsham‘s Sugarcane (Stream), Chloe Moriondo‘s Blood Bunny (Acoustic) (Stream), Flora Cash‘s Chronically Beautiful (Stream), Gang Of Youths‘s Total Serene (Stream), Jawny‘s The Story Of Hugo (Stream), Matt Cooper‘s Matt Cooper (Stream), Midland‘s The Last Resort (Stream), OMB Bloodbath‘s Blood Sample (Stream), Sophia Messa‘s Ice Cream & Cigarettes (Stream), The Academic‘s Community Spirit (Stream), Tramp Stamps‘s We Got Drunk And Made An EP (Stream), Walk The Moon‘s Can You Handle My Love?? (Stream), Yonaka‘s Seize The Power (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“1+1 (Banx & Ranx Remix)”, Sia featuring Amir (Stream)
“44K”, Audio (Stream)
“Alien Love Call”, Turnstile featuring Blood Orange (Stream)
“Alive”, RÜFÜS DU SOL (Stream)
“All In My Head”, Kevin George featuring Johan Lenox (Stream)
“Almost There”, Kaylee Rose (Stream)
“Back Outside”, Tyla Yaweh (Stream)
“Be Around”, Taylor Noelle (Stream)
“Beautiful”, Anne-Marie (Stream)
“Beggin’ (Frank Walker Remix)”, Madcon (Stream)
“Better Than This”, Ben’s Brother (Stream)
“Boom Bam”, Not3s featuring Young T & Bugsey (Stream)
“Bored”, BKAYE featuring Tayler Buono (Stream)
“Bubblegum”, Alex Porat (Stream)
“Bunny Is A Rider”, Caroline Polachek (Stream)
“Calabasas”, Leah Kate (Stream)
“Can’t Be Love”, Boon (Stream)
“Carousel”, Young Rising Sons (Stream)
“Carry Me”, NEEDTOBREATHE featuring Jon Foreman (Stream)
“Cherry Flavored Stomach Ache”, HAIM (Stream)
“Cliché”, Cece Coakley (Stream)
“Cool Jam” and “Good For You”, Houndmouth (Stream)
“Damn Excuses”, Underoath (Stream)
“Death Inside”, Memphis May Fire (Stream)
“Defenseless”, Only Twin (Stream)
“DNA (Demo)” and “Up To Me”, LANY (Stream)
“Don’t Start Now”, The Heavy Hours (Stream)
“Don’t Talk”, MASN (Stream)
“Don’t Wait Up”, Shakira (Stream)
“Ellie’s Song”, Tom Siletto (Stream)
“Enough”, Kat Von D (Stream)
“EveryTime I Cry (R3HAB Remix)”, Ava Max (Stream)
“Fast Car”, Syd (Stream)
“Favorite Sin”, Araya (Stream)
“Float Away”, The Greeting Committee (Stream)
“Get Down”, Still Woozy (Stream)
“Girl Next Door”, SK8 featuring Wiz Khalifa & DVBBS (Stream)
“Give Me The Future”, Bastille (Stream)
“Go With You”, Niko Rubio (Stream)
“Gold”, Cap Carter (Stream)
“Gone”, Bipolar Sunshine (Stream)
“Gone”, Chiiild featuring Jensen McRae (Stream)
“Good Girls”, CHVRCHES (Stream)
“Good Luck”, Oli Fox (Stream)
“Happy, Healthy, Well-Adjusted”, Max Bennett Kelly (Stream)
“Happy Go Lucky”, Brigetta (Stream)
“Happy To Be Sad”, Ben Platt (Stream)
“Hate You For A Lifetime”, Connor Kauffman (Stream)
“Hating Myself In The Summer”, Rachel Bochner (Stream)
“Holy Smokes”, Trippie Redd featuring Lil Uzi Vert (Stream)
“Hood Of My Car”, Anderson East (Stream)
“How The Story Goes.”, Munn (Stream)
“I Am What I Am (Copenhagen 2021)”, Aqua (Stream)
“If Christopher Calls”, Foy Vance (Stream)
“I’m In Love”, Paul Oakenfold & Aloe Blacc (Stream)
“Imagining”, Michael Calfan featuring Gabrielle Aplin (Stream)
“It Gets Better”, Swedish House Mafia (Stream)
“It’s A Landslide”, Beaux (Stream)
“Karma”, Weathers (Stream)
“Kesi (Remix)”, Camilo & Shawn Mendes (Stream)
“Like”, Novodor (Stream)
“Little Bit Of This”, Central Cee (Stream)
“Little Blue Car”, Michael Cimino (Stream)
“Lotus Wings”, FIIRE (Stream)
“Love”, Sam Teskey (Stream)
“Love And Hate In A Different Time (Kerri Chandler Remix)”, Gabriels (Stream)
“Love Like This”, Oceans x SVRCINA (Stream)
“Loving And Hating You (717 Tapes)”, Warren Zeiders (Stream)
“Make You Feel Good”, BJ The Chicago Kid & Lucky Daye (Stream)
“Materialism As A Means To An End”, $uicideboy$ (Stream)
“Maybe It’s Great”, Natalie Imbruglia (Stream)
“Messing With Fire”, Motel 7 (Stream)
“MIA”, SSGKobe (Stream)
“Mid”, Teezo Touchdown (Stream)
“Mirror (Kelly Lee Owens Remix)”, Sigrid (Stream)
“Morning”, J.I. The Prince Of N.Y. (Stream)
“My Way”, Logic (Stream)
“Mystery”, Johnny Yukon (Stream)
“Never Love You Again”, Cheat Codes featuring Little Big Town & Bryn Christopher (Stream)
“Not Into You”, Brooksie (Stream)
“Off The Drugs”, TOBi featuring Mick Jenkins (Stream)
“On God.”, Sammy Arriaga (Stream)
“One Of The Good Ones”, Delanie Leclerc (Stream)
“Only Love”, Tycho & Ben Gibbard (Stream)
“Only One”, KHEA, Julia Michaels & Becky G featuring Di Genius (Stream)
“Only Us”, SERA (Stream)
“Overthink”, Updog (Stream)
“Overwhelmed”, Ryan Mack (Stream)
“Pantychrist”, Dana Dentata (Stream)
“Paying For It”, Levi Hummon featuring Walker Hayes (Stream)
“People Watching”, Conan Gray (Stream)
“Pink Slips”, Jenna Doe (Stream)
“Please Don’t Suck”, Noa Kirel (Stream)
“Popeye”, Peach Tree Rascals & AG Club (Stream)
“Psycho (Joel Corry Remix)”, Maisie Peters (Stream)
“Ride”, MoStack (Stream)
“Run Out”, ALX (Stream)
“Run Run”, Shenseea (Stream)
“Shake”, Tay Money (Stream)
“Shapeshifter” and “Sweet Dream”, Alessia Cara (Stream)
“She’s Fire”, Diane Warren, G-Eazy & Santana (Stream)
“Si Te Vas”, Tainy, Yandel & SAINt JHN (Stream)
“Slidin”, Luh Kel (Stream)
“Slugger”, Kevin Abstract featuring $NOT & Slowthai (Stream)
“So Sorry”, Rudimental x Skream (Stream)
“Sticky”, Dava (Stream)
“Summer In A Small Town”, Kidd G (Stream)
“Sunlight”, Alexander Oscar (Stream)
“Take It Home”, Mabel (Stream)
“The Medicine (Acoustic)”, Sam DeRosa (Stream)
“The Talk”, Chief Keef (Stream)
“The Way I See You”, Lawson Bates (Stream)
“The Writing On The Wall”, Iron Maiden (Stream)
“This Is It”, Trousdale (Stream)
“Thug Cry”, BJRNCK (Stream)
“TikTok”, Blueface (Stream)
“Tokyo (Bubblegum)”, Leat’eq & Peach PRC (Stream)
“Traffic Jams”, Zach Westcott (Stream)
“Undercurrents”, TIOGA (Stream)
“Vanta”, Unusual Demont (Stream)
“Venus Fly Trap (Kito Remix)”, MARINA featuring Tove Lo (Stream)
“Walking Away”, Chelsea Cutler (Stream)
“When I’m Not Around”, Jessie Murph (Stream)
“When The Summer Dies”, Deadmau5 & Lights (Stream)
“Whenever You’re Ready”, Mahalia (Stream)
“Why You Gotta Be Like That”, Scotty McCreery (Stream)
“Wild Side”, Normani featuring Cardi B (Stream)
“Would You Still Want Me?”, Mokita (Stream)
“You Shaped Hole”, Baby Queen (Stream)
“Zack & Cody”, 2KBaby featuring DDG (Stream)

Next week, the new albums from Anne-Marie and Leon Bridges are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 4-5, 2021)

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:

ED SHEERAN – “Afterglow” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This surprise release is now in the top 30 at the format as of last week’s survey. It’s Sheeran’s 21st top 40 single.

FOUSHEÉ – “Deep End” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The first impacting release here for Fousheé has been scoring airplay at the Alternative format since November.

IANN DIOR – “Holding On” (10K Projects/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Before the freeze, this song briefly made the top 50. Dior was featured on 24KGoldn’s “Mood”, a recent #1 tune.

JUSTIN BIEBER – “Anyone” (Def Jam)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: With two days of airplay, this song debuted at #39 on Sunday’s published chart. It’s Bieber’s 33rd top 40 single.

TAYLOR SWIFT – “Willow” (Republic)
Album: Evermore (2020)
Past T40 History: After an album release in mid-December, Swift’s 33rd top 40 hit on the pop radio chart is moving in the top 30.

Next week: nothing is currently listed on the schedule.

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Just A Little Girl: Young At Heart and Chart

Who "Run" the world? Girls!

Who “Run” the world? Girls!

Meet JadaGrace. She’s a new singer with a bumpin’ single called “Run Dat Back”. The song’s already garnered some great reaction from radio, pulling in eighteen stations at the CHR format in its very first week. Now, here’s the kicker. She’s only 13 years old. The pint-sized pop singer may just crash into the record books as one of top-five youngest solo females to ever make the top 40 on the radio. She’s technically at 13 years and 6 months at the moment, which would put her in third place. However, she’s still a ways away and needs to gain a significant amount of airplay. Will she make it? We’ll just have to wait and see. For now, let’s see who she is up against as she claws her way onto the charts.

I should point out that the youngest person on this list isn’t actually the youngest female to ever make the pop chart. That record is held by Susan Cowsill, who was 8 years and 5 months old when she hit the top 40 as part of the family band The Cowsills. In 1967, their debut single, “The Rain, The Park and Other Things”, went to #2 on the Hot 100. Now, onto the list of the other four solo females who kept things young and fresh with the music-buying audience.

MARIE OSMOND (13 years, 11 months)
Brothers Donny and “Little” Jimmy may have reached the top 40 as solo artists before her, but the only female Osmond to hit the big time did so with a huge record. Her very first single was on the charts on the very first Radio & Records airplay chart from September 28, 1973. “Paper Roses”, a cover of the Anita Bryant song, peaked at #5 just a day before Osmond’s fourteenth birthday, matching the same position that Bryant hit on the Hot 100 thirteen years earlier. It also went to #1 on Country radio. “Roses” remains her only big solo single. She, along with her brother Donny, would have several other hits as a duo in the mid 70’s, including “I’m Leaving It All Up To You” and “Morning Side Of The Mountain”. She currently hosts a talk show on the Hallmark Channel.

STACY LATTISAW (13 years, 10 months)
From the capital city to the charts, this young lady from Washington, D.C. signed with Cotillion Records by the age of 12 and put out seven albums with the label. Her first album was a dud, but her second album garnered her a lot of attention on Dance and R&B radio, as well as on the CHR chart. The title track from Let Me Be Your Angel became her first crossover hit, peaking at #20 in October 1980. Despite a few other minor top-40 singles on the Hot 100, she never made the mainstream radio chart again, though she continued to chart on the R&B survey until the end of the decade, when her success abruptly cut off. She’s now raising a family and occasionally performing gospel music.

TRACIE SPENCER (12 years, 4 months)
Born in Iowa, Spencer began modeling at an early age before trying out for the show Star Search in the fall of 1986 at 10 years old. She was an immediate hit and won the Female Vocalist category on the competition the next year. She was then signed to Capitol Records at 11, putting out a self-titled album in 1988. Spencer’s debut single for the label was “Symptoms Of True Love”, a pop and dance song that peaked at #35 on the CHR chart in November. When she hit the top 40 at 12 years and 4 months old, she became the youngest solo female to ever hit the charts, holding the record for over twenty years.. Her biggest hit would come three years later, the top ten hit “This House”. Though she’s not recorded any new music in a while, she continues to act and model.

WILLOW SMITH (10 years)
That brings us to our youngest female act to make the top 40. In 2010, Will Smith‘s daughter created a song that went viral. Everyone was listening to it, and, no doubt, bobbing their heads up and down and around. The song “Whip My Hair” gained a huge following and propelled Smith to sign a contract with Roc Nation. “Hair” did especially well in sales, but it also gained some decent airplay, peaking at #27. It entered the top 40 shortly after her tenth birthday. She’s released several singles since her first, but nothing has placed noticeably on the charts. So, call her a one-hit wonder, if you want. She’s still committed to music (for now), most recently

Just missing the list were Little Peggy March (“I Will Follow Him”), Mandy Moore (“Candy”) and Miley Cyrus (“See You Again”). All three had their first hit at the age of 15: Cyrus and March were at 15 years and 1 month; Moore was at 15 years and 5 months.

Who is your favorite female singer to hit the charts at such a tender age? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter: @AdamFSoybel.

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