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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 22-23, 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 two songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BENSON BOONE, “Ghost Town” (Night Street/Warner)
Album: TBA (2022)
Past T40 History: Known for his run on American Idol earlier this year, Boone’s first radio single is earning airplay at several formats.

YOUNG THUG featuring POST MALONE & A$AP ROCKY, “Livin’ It Up” (YSL/300 Ent.)
Album: Punk (2021)
Past T40 History: This new collaboration comes from Young Thug’s recent #1 album. It recently reached the top 60 at the pop format.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 19, 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 way 2 many stats on this week’s new update, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

“STAY” AWHILE: For the third consecutive week, The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber have the #1 tune on the Top 40 chart with “Stay”. Though the collaboration loses spins for the first time this week, it’s still about 2,000 spins ahead of the song in the runner-up position.

This week’s top debut also belongs to Bieber with “Ghost”, his 37th top 40 hit to date, which bows at #34. Debuting at #37, Drake leaps onto the chart with the Future and Young Thug-assisted “Way 2 Sexy”, which recently entered at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The release from Certified Lover Boy is the 32nd top 40 hit for Drake and sixth for both featured artists. Rising from 44-39, “Chasing Stars” is now in the top 40 for Alesso, Marshmello and James Bay, which also ranks in the top 30 on the Hot AC list. At the pop format, the song marks their fourth, 12th and second top 40 hits, respectively. Lastly, Madison Beer lifts from 43-40 with “Reckless”, her fourth top 40 entry to date.

From his recent chart-topping album Donda, “Hurricane” is in at #45 on the list for Kanye West, The Weeknd and Lil Baby. Speaking of babies, “Woo Baby” checks in at #47 for the late Pop Smoke and Chris Brown. The tune is currently moving up in the top ten at Rhythmic radio, where “Hurricane” is just outside the top 20. Finally, the Jonas Brothers sneak in at #50 this week with “Who’s In Your Head”.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 24, 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. It’s time to get down to business and have a look at what’s popping at the format this week:

GRANDE CENTRAL: Ariana Grande‘s “Positions” holds steady for a sixth week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart. The track is up in airplay at both the Rhythmic and Hot AC formats, appearing at #9 and #13, respectively. It’s likely to spend a seventh week at the top, unless one of Justin Bieber‘s recent singles receives an extra boost during the new tracking week.

Up from 42-39, LOONA has a starring role in the top 40 this week with “Star”. It’s the first top 40 entry at the format for the K-pop group. Meanwhile, Zara Larsson and Young Thug blast from 48-40 with “Talk About Love”, which becomes their tenth and fifth top 40 hits, respectively.

Further down in the top 50, Ava Max checks in at #41 with “My Head & My Heart”, which follows her recent top five song “Kings & Queens”. DJ/producer Tiësto scores his first top 50 entry since 2018 with “The Business”, which appears at #46. One collaboration is new to the region at #49: Jason Derulo and Adam Levine team up for “Lifestyle”, as the former’s current solo track “Take You Dancing” remains active in the top 15. Finally, we say “Oops!” and “hello” to newcomer Yung Gravy, who starts at #50.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 17, 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 newest positions and what songs are occupying them, let’s take a look at what’s popping at the format this week:

STILL IN POSITION: Leading the Top 40 chart for a fifth week, Ariana Grande‘s “Positions” remains strong at the format. She also enters the top ten with “34+35”, climbing from 11-8. The latter track impacts at the Hot AC format this week, where it currently appears at #41 and bulleted.

Disney star Olivia Rodrigo makes the jump to the Top 40 radio list with her first charting single way up at #30. “Driver’s License” should be named the new #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 update tomorrow, making her the first artist of 2021 to debut at the top. Leaping from 43-38 is “Without You”, the second top 40 hit from The Kid LAROI. The two word main title has entered the top 40 in at least seven decades now, from Johnny Tillotson back in 1961 and Nilsson in 1972 to more recent songs by Hinder in 2008 and David Guetta and Usher in 2011. The last of the top 40 entries comes from Saweetie and Doja Cat with “Best Friend”, in at at #40. It’s their third and fifth top 40 hits at the format, respectively. The former’s Jhené Aiko-assisted “Back To The Streets” lifts from 3-1 on the Rhythmic radio chart.

Newcomer CJ has this week’s top new entry in the top 50 with his viral rap hit “Whoopty”, which lands at #47. One notch lower, the Zara Larsson and Young Thug collaboration “Talk About Love” debuts at #48. One final single sneaks in at #50: “Fly Away”, the latest chart entry from Tones And I.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 11-12, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

SAWEETIE featuring DOJA CAT – “Best Friend” (Warner)
Album: Pretty B*tch Music (2021)
Past T40 History: For Saweetie, both “My Type” and “Tap In” narrowly missed the top 40 here, hitting #23 and #24, respectively.

ZARA LARSSON featuring YOUNG THUG – “Talk About Love” (TEN/Epic)
Album: Poster Girl (2021)
Past T40 History: Singer Larsson has struggled at the format as of late. Several weeks ago, a reissue of 2019’s “Wow” went to #29.

Next week: we’ll see how easy or not it is for Troye Sivan‘s latest to earn some adds at the format.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 21, 2020)

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. Writing about music and radio charts at the moment is a bit strange, but for petition and donation resources in the fight against racial inequality in our country, please go to this website and do what you can. Here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

INTENTIONAL CHANGES: Scoring his eighth #1 hit on the Top 40 chart, Justin Bieber lands at the top spot with the Quavo-assisted “Intentions”, up from 3-1. The track comes from his most recent album Changes, a former #1 set on the Billboard 200 chart that also gave us a very quick #11 entry from January in “Yummy”. The collaboration also reaches the top five (up 6-5) at the Hot AC format this week.

After a crazy week last time around, there’s much smaller action to talk about in the lower rungs of the chart. Moving into the top 40 this week, Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey‘s “The Other Girl” leaps from 42-39. The collaboration becomes their second and 15th top 40 hits, respectively. Sneaking into the top 50 ahead of its impact date later this month, “Go Crazy” from Chris Brown and Young Thug launches at #50. The song currently sits in the top ten on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 8-9, 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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD – “Hate Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Goulding’s “Close To Me” spent a week at #2 in April, her highest-charting hit in four years. Will this rise to #1?

KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR – “With You” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Kaskade’s single “Atmosphere” spent a week at #50 in September 2013, marking his only chart song here so far.

LIL NAS X – “Panini” (Columbia)
Album: 7 (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: With “Old Town Road” headed down after spending three weeks at #4, his follow-up release is being served hot.

POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG – “Goodbyes” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After two days of airplay, the collaboration debuted at #35 last Sunday. Malone’s scored ten top 40 hits thus far.

Next week: Blanco Brown gits his chance at the format with a new dance sensation, while the act Monsta X is looking for some monsta numbers for their first song to impact here. We’ll see if anyone else joins the pop party soon.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 3, 2017)

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. Yes, the days are getting shorter and colder, but think of all those hot hits burning all day and night on the charts! That’s where I come in. Here’s this week’s pop report:

‘LO GOES HIGH: Gaining another 1,000 spins over last week, Camila Cabello‘s “Havana”, featuring rapper Young Thug, gets a second week at #1 at the CHR format. It’s also up 7-4 at the Rhythmic format, though it’s too soon to tell if it’ll reach the top there. For more positive pop news, “Havana” rises a notch to #12 on the Hot AC chart, where it had the largest gain in spins of any track in the top 40 this week, as it prepares to enter the top ten. Of course, with a remix featuring Daddy Yankee, the release is all over the three Spanish-dominated charts that Mediabase publishes as well, ranking the highest (#16) on the regular Spanish survey. Think it will go away anytime soon? Falso, amigos.

It appears that Halsey‘s “Bad At Love” (up 6-4 this week) and Ed Sheeran‘s “Perfect” (up 8-5) will be the next competitors for the top spot at the format during the coming weeks, the former leading the latter by about 900 spins. The former single may be affected by the singer’s new collaboration with G-Eazy called “Him & I”, which just misses at #51, while the latter got a boost on Friday with a new duet version that features Beyoncé. (Both the duet and the original versions of “Perfect” have held down the top two slots on iTunes since Friday.) What else can I say? With names like that, pop perfection is likely headed is way.

“WORK” IN PROGRESS: After stalling at #43 in October with the Nicki Minaj-assisted “You Already Know”, Fergie is back in the top 50 with the follow-up. Entering at #48, “A Little Work” is the second pop single from her recent album Double Dutchess. It’s been certified Double Cardboard in most countries, including here in the States. (Just kidding… but not really.) She returns to TV in about a month to host a new music competition show called The Four: Battle For Stardom, which debuts January 4 on FOX. Singer Ciara will be replacing her as the new host of the West Coast feed of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Will Fergie finally land a top 40 single here for the first time in three years? If it survives the holiday freeze, there’s a good possibility of that happening.

Just below Fergie’s latest pop entry is the first one for K-pop newcomers BTS. Their remix of “MIC Drop” comes in at #50. The new version was mixed by DJ/producer Steve Aoki, and includes a rap by Desiigner, who you may recall reached #20 in May/June of last year with “Panda”. It officially impacts at the format this Tuesday. The seven-member act has made a giant impact on the charts in South Korea, with many chart-topping albums, EPs and singles since 2014. With “MIC” poised to go much higher, the band could become the first K-pop group to break the top 40 at the format, as well as the first Korean act to enter the region since PSY in 2012.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 26, 2017)

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. As for the Thanksgiving leftovers, there will be no more stuffing for me, but I will be stuffing your eyes and ears with some top tunes and stats from the pop airwaves. Yum! The fun starts here:

HAVAN-A GOOD WEEK: Scoring her second #1 pop hit since leaving the group Fifth HarmonyCamila Cabello‘s “Havana”, featuring Young Thug, claims the top spot on this week’s Top 40 chart. It surpasses “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons by just over 140 spins, indicating just how close the race to the top was all week long. The 20-year-old singer previously reached the top with the song “Bad Things”, a collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly, which led for two weeks in February. Cabello’s forthcoming album is now done, with a release expected sometime next year. (It’s unclear which of the handful of songs she’s released to date will be on it, but the inclusion of “Havana” in the mix seems pretty likely.)

The biggest mover in this week’s top 50 comes from Ohio’s Walk The Moon and “One Foot”, climbing from 43-34 to become their second top 40 hit at the format since 2015. Rising from 33-25, “End Game” by Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Future looks like a sure top ten entry in the next few weeks, though “…Ready For It?” (up 13-11) needs to make it there first! Her album reputation is at #1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week. The two hits are also up significantly on the Hot AC survey, with “Foot” rising 36-28 and “Game” climbing 46-37, marking Swift’s 24th top 40 song at the format.

IN LOVE WITH “LOVE”: In a world full of hate, it’s nice to know that love still exists on the airwaves. In fact, a pair of songs that use the world in their titles seem to find lovable debuts on this week’s pop chart. The higher of the two is the title cut off Tell Me You Love Me, the recent top five album from Demi Lovato. “Tell” is new at #47, while lead single “Sorry Not Sorry” slips a notch to #5. Lovato is sure to perform the hot track on her upcoming Jingle Ball Tour dates through the middle of December and her spring tour next year with professional screamer DJ Khaled, though it would certainly be better if he didn’t yell his way through it. (Yes, I may poke fun at DJ Khaled entirely too much, but deafness is real, kids.)

Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar‘s “Love.”, featuring newcomer Zacari, bows at #50 on the current chart. The track, which impacted at the Top 40 format last Tuesday after a number of early adds in the past month, appears at #3 and #6 on the Rhythmic and Urban charts, respectively, gaining in spins at both formats. His #1 album Damn. and lead release “Humble.” are two of the top contenders for the three of the Big Four categories (Album, Record and Song of the Year) at the 2018 Grammy Awards. All the nominations will be announced on Tuesday morning, so check back to see how your favorites do!

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