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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 16, 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. Wowzer, it’s been another busy week on the airwaves and we’ve got all the essential information for you. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

WOW, IT’S NUMBER ONE: After a slow run to the top of the pop chart, Post Malone‘s “Wow” climbs from 2-1 in its 23rd week in the top 40 to become the new #1 song at the format. “Wow” is Malone’s third chart-topper on the Top 40 survey, following the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Psycho” (four weeks) and “Better Now” (two weeks) from last year. The cut joins titles such as “Bad” and “Fly” (among others) in the category of #1 radio hits with the fewest number of characters.

There are three new entries in this week’s top 40, led by “Find U Again” from Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello, which makes a giant move from 41-30. It’s the third solo top 40 song for Ronson, who has also charted with the duo Silk City, and the 11th solo hit for Cabello, who previously charted with the quintet Fifth Harmony. Calming the #39 spot, it’s superstar Taylor Swift with “You Need To Calm Down”, which blasts straight into the region to become her 29th such entry here. Finally, swinging up from 42-40, we have the second top 40 track for the boy band In Real Life with “Crazy AF”. Top 40 radio isn’t exactly going crazy over this one: it’s been slowly moving up in the top 50 since early May and probably won’t get much further. Still, a top 40 song is a top 40 song.

On a roll and climbing into the top 50 at #43, Miley Cyrus debuts with “Mother’s Daughter”. The single can be found on her She Is Coming set, an EP that she released earlier this month. Newcomer Christian Paul also hits the list at #50 with “Strong”, becoming his first chart entry. His forthcoming EP is due at the beginning of July.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 9, 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. Happiness fills the air at the format, but the feeling may not be as strong by next week. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

SUCK THIS SIX PACK: With their new album Happiness Begins headed towards the top of the Billboard 200, “Sucker” from the Jonas Brothers remains at #1 for the sixth nonconsecutive week on the Top 40 list, while their follow-up single “Cool” is up a spot to #13. Ironically, the three guys will likely be kicked out of the top spot again on next week’s chart by the performer that they name-check in “Cool”, as Post Malone‘s “Wow” (up 3-2 this week) appears ready to lead the list after five months in the top 40. (This run isn’t long enough to wow the chart geeks of the world, as it doesn’t break any records, but it’s still a slow one.)

After weeks upon weeks of bigger releases, the top 40 is finally returning to normal this week, with a number of singles climbing six, seven and eight positions following that volatile period. However, we also have three new tracks making it into the top 40, led by the collaboration “Call You Mine” by The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha at #35. This hit marks the twelfth top 40 entry for the duo and the 15th for Rexha. SHAED and Lewis Capaldi also earn their first top 40 tunes at the format this week: the trio is in with the recent #1 Alternative radio hit “Trampoline”, up 42-38, while Capaldi’s former U.K. chart-topper “Someone You Loved” climbs from 44-40.

Joining the top 50 this week, “Find U Again” by Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello finds a way into the #41 spot. This single also makes its debut on the Hot AC chart this Sunday, landing at #45. It should easily enter the top 40 at both formats next week. New at #47 on the survey, we also find Cabello’s former bandmate from the group Fifth Harmony: of course, that’s Ally Brooke with the A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie-assisted “Lips Don’t Lie”. It’s her second chart song as a solo artist. Finally, at #49, is a newcomer that’s had plenty of top 40 action as a songwriter: she co-wrote Halsey‘s track “Without Me”, a #1 hit for four weeks from earlier this year. Now, Delacey is in with “My Man”. Her forthcoming EP is due later this year.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 13, 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. Panic strikes the top 40 once again, but that calming chart air is keeping the format free of any unnecessary stress. Let’s see what’s popping this Sunday:

YOUR DISCO NEEDS YOU: With solid chart hits from Ariana Grande and Halsey still too far behind, “High Hopes” grabs its sixth consecutive week atop the Alternative, Hot AC and Top 40 charts simultaneously for Panic! At The Disco. The massive track and its extended stay power are certainly to be admired. 2019 is sure to be another big year for the act, who should be able to score a second big crossover hit from the album Pray For The Wicked.

Post Malone‘s “Wow.” leads a pack of three top 40 entries this week, soaring from 47-28 to become his ninth top 40 song here. It’s also approaching the top 20 at the Rhythmic format, while recently entering the top 50 at Urban radio. Further down, at #39, singer Lauren Daigle earns her first top 40 single with “You Say”, a huge hit in the Christian music world that’s now successfully crossing to several other formats. Lastly, at #40, former Big Time Rush member Logan Henderson achieves his second top 40 entry as a solo artist with “Pull Me Deep”. The group had three songs enter the region between 2011 and 2012, never going higher than #26.

“Lost In The Fire” leads another pack of three top 50 entries on the current chart, debuting at #45 for newcomer Gesaffelstein and superstar The Weeknd. The men previously worked together on two cuts for the latter’s My Dear Melancholy, EP, which landed at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart last year. One notch lower, Sabrina Carpenter is aiming for her first top 20 entry with “Sue Me”. Its start at #46 follows “Almost Love”, the prior single from her Singular (Act I) EP, which peaked at #21 last fall. The third new tune in this region of the list is one of the notable viral rap songs that’s been all over the Rhythmic and Urban charts lately. Debuting at #50, it’s “Mo Bamba” by Sheck Wes, his first chart hit. (Don’t expect this track to stick around much longer, as it’s starting to collapse at the other two formats.)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 6, 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. Enjoying 2019 so far? We sure are! As radio gears up for another year of musical madness, let’s see what’s popping this Sunday:

“HIGH” TIME FOR CHANGE: We start off the new year right we ended the old one: crossover hit “High Hopes” from Panic! At The Disco leads the Alternative, Hot AC and Top 40 charts simultaneously for the fifth week in a row, establishing a new record for the plays-per-week era. “High” is the first single to spend at least five weeks at the top of each individual format during the same run in nearly 20 years; Sugar Ray‘s “Every Morning” spent seven (Alternative), eleven (Hot AC) and seven (CHR/Pop) weeks at the top of these respective Radio & Records lists during the spring of 1999, though not at the same time. By next Sunday, Ariana Grande‘s hits “breathin” and “thank u, next”, both solidly in the top three, along with Halsey‘s “Without Me”, should get closer to dethroning Panic! At The Disco’s hit at the Top 40 format. Will one go all the way, or will Disco never truly die? Stay tuned for more.

Ella Mai‘s “Trip” marks the only top 40 debut on this week’s list, moving from 43-40. It’s her second song to reach the region at the format, with “Boo’d Up” going as high as #25 in September.

The purging of several older songs allows for some good debut action in the top 50, led by Post Malone‘s “Wow.” at #47. It’s one of three new tracks impacting at the format this week. Malone is still at #10 with his recent #1 hit “Better Now”, while his collaboration with Swae Lee, “Sunflower”, remains at #11. Further down, scottish trio CHVRCHΞS starts at #48 with “Miracle”, their first track to chart at this format. Last year, it became the act’s fifth top 40 entry on the Alternative chart. Nearly five years ago, their song “The Mother We Share” earned them their largest crossover success to date, reaching the top 40 at the Hot AC format in March 2014. The last of three top 50 entries on the latest update, bowing at #49, is an international smash from George Ezra. “Shotgun” became his first #1 song in countries like Australia and England last year. It’s also approaching the top 20 on the Hot AC chart. Ezra last charted at the Top 40 format in 2015 with another global hit, “Budapest”, which got as high as #18.

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