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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 21, 2021

Sour sweetens the schedule.

New Music Friday has a license to drive you to the streaming platforms for plenty of big releases, including top albums from Blake Shelton, Olivia Rodrigo and Twenty One Pilots and singles from Anne-Marie, BTS and Little Mix. Now, can somebody pass the butter and the bops?

Notable albums out this week: 42 Dugg‘s Free Dem Boyz (iTunes), Audrey Nuna‘s A Liquid Breakfast (iTunes), Ayron Jones‘s Child Of The State (iTunes), Blake Shelton‘s Body Language (iTunes), Cloves‘s Nightmare On Elmfield Road (iTunes), Dayglow‘s Harmony House (iTunes), Duncan Laurence‘s Small Town Boy (Deluxe) (iTunes), Gary Numan‘s Intruder (iTunes), Lord Huron‘s Long Lost (iTunes), Mat Kearney‘s January Flower (iTunes), Olivia Rodrigo‘s Sour (iTunes), P!nk‘s All I Know So Far: Setlist (iTunes), Sara Bareilles‘s Amidst The Chaos: Live From The Hollywood Bowl (iTunes), Sinead Harnett‘s Ready Is Always Too Late (iTunes), Slenderbodies‘s Are We? (iTunes), SpotemGottem‘s Most Wanted (iTunes), Tai Verdes‘s TV (iTunes), Twenty One Pilots‘s Scaled And Icy (iTunes), Waterparks‘s Greatest Hits (iTunes), Young M.A‘s Off The Yak (iTunes), Yung Baby Tate‘s After The Rain (Deluxe) (iTunes), Zara Larsson‘s Poster Girl (Summer) (iTunes), Cruella (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Alexander Ludwig‘s Alexander Ludwig (iTunes), Counting Crows‘s Butter Miracle Suite One (iTunes), Gary LeVox‘s One On One (iTunes), Jordan Davis‘s Buy Dirt (iTunes), Maisie Peters‘s Trying: Season 2 (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Oliver Malcolm‘s Are You Living In The Real World? (iTunes), Ross Copperman‘s Somewhere There’s A Light On (iTunes), Salem Ilese‘s (L)only Child (iTunes), Teddy Swims‘s Unlearning (iTunes), The Tragically Hip‘s Saskadelphia (iTunes), Zoe Wees‘s Golden Wings (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“10-4”, Sam Williams (iTunes)
“24 Hours”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie featuring Lil Durk (iTunes)
“24 Hours”, Agnes (iTunes)
“Ain’t Over You”, Aaron Taos & Hadji Gaviota (iTunes)
“Airplane Mode”, Hayd (iTunes)
“All Me”, Boys World (iTunes)
“Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land”, MARINA (iTunes)
“Avalon”, $uicideboy$ (iTunes)
“Back Then, Right Now”, Tenille Arts (iTunes)
“Back Together”, Amorphous & Kehlani (iTunes)
“Bad Tattoo”, Lola Young (iTunes)
“Belle”, Cast Of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (iTunes)
“Blue Banisters”, “Text Book” and “Wildflower Wildfire”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Blurry”, HARDY (iTunes)
“Bongo Cha Cha Cha”, Goodboys (iTunes)
“Butter”, BTS (iTunes)
“Clay Pigeon”, Binki (iTunes)
“Coke Nose”, Caspr (iTunes)
“Complicated”, Steve Aoki & Yves V featuring Ryan Caraveo (iTunes)
“Cream Shirt”, Hauskey (iTunes)
“Die Fast”, Ruth B. (iTunes)
“Different Kinds Of Light”, Jade Bird (iTunes)
“Don’t Blame It On Love”, Yuna featuring Pink Sweat$ (iTunes)
“Don’t Lose Sight”, Lawrence (iTunes)
“Drama Queen”, Delacey (iTunes)
“Drugs”, Anderson East (iTunes)
“Earth In A Lonely Space”, Simply Red (iTunes)
“Either Side”, LOONY (iTunes)
“Elegant Strangers”, Atlas Genius (iTunes)
“Enjoy The Silence”, Fousheé (iTunes)
“Euphoria”, Angels & Airwaves (iTunes)
“Everything Sucks”, Vaultboy (iTunes)
“Fly Away”, Alt Bloom (iTunes)
“Gang Gang”, Polo G & Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Girl From Rio (Remix)”, Anitta featuring DaBaby (iTunes)
“Glass House”, PawPaw Rod (iTunes)
“Gucci Knife”, Carlie Hanson featuring MASN (iTunes)
“Handshakes”, Naliya (iTunes)
“Hate Me”, Layto (iTunes)
“Heartbreak Anthem”, Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix (iTunes)
“Higher Power (ZHU Remix)”, Coldplay (iTunes)
“Hilary”, Ricky Desktop, Bob Sasquatch & Ktlyn (iTunes)
“Hold On”, The Sanctuary (iTunes)
“Hopeful”, Curtis Harding (iTunes)
“Holy Water”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“I Can’t Dance”, Darren Criss (iTunes)
“I Like It”, Eagle-Eye Cherry (iTunes)
“I Wanna Remember”, NEEDTOBREATHE featuring Carrie Underwood (iTunes)
“If I Could”, Charlotte Day Wilson (iTunes)
“I’m Alright”, Aldn (iTunes)
“Into The Fire”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Invisible”, Duran Duran (iTunes)
“Jealousy”, Mike Posner featuring Blackbear (iTunes)
“Jesse’s Apartment”, Will Knox (iTunes)
“Lay It On Me”, Gabe Dixon (iTunes)
“Leave A Light On”, Japanese Wallpaper (iTunes)
“Leave Before You Love Me”, Marshmello x Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“Little While”, Sada Baby featuring Big Sean & Hit-Boy (iTunes)
“Lose My Mind”, DVBBS (iTunes)
“Magazines”, Anson Seabra (iTunes)
“Make It Now”, OMI (iTunes)
“Mammoth”, Mammoth WVH (iTunes)
“Mask”, Dream (iTunes)
“Meet My Shadow”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“Missing Piece”, Vance Joy (iTunes)
“Moves”, Kidd Kenn featuring Rico Nasty (iTunes)
“Mystery”, Matt Maltese (iTunes)
“Never Going Home”, Kungs (iTunes)
“Next Level”, Aespa (iTunes)
“One Voice”, The Crew (iTunes)
“Our Song”, Anne-Marie & Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Panic”, Casey Baer (iTunes)
“Paradise”, James Vincent McMorrow (iTunes)
“Phuck U”, Royal & The Serpent (iTunes)
“Pogo”, AREA21 (iTunes)
“Pollyanna”, Green Day (iTunes)
“Princess Peach”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“R U Joking”, Ravenna Golden (iTunes)
“Range Rover”, Ben Rector featuring Steve Winwood (iTunes)
“Real Life Sux”, Justus Bennetts (iTunes)
“Reign”, Tommee Profitt x Anna Graceman (iTunes)
“Rest”, Alanis Morissette (iTunes)
“Ringtone”, Avery Roberson (iTunes)
“Savage Good Boy”, Japanese Breakfast (iTunes)
“Say Something”, Alexa Cappelli (iTunes)
“Seaside (Demo)”, SEB (iTunes)
“Secrets”, JVKE (iTunes)
“Self Control”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Side Effects”, Sophia Scott (iTunes)
“Sinister”, Mallory Merk (iTunes)
“Smile”, Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Song For The Summer”, Nic D (iTunes)
“Space Ghost Coast To Coast”, Glass Animals & Bree Runway (iTunes)
“Starstruck”, Years & Years and Kylie Minogue (iTunes)
“Starting Now”, Brandy (iTunes)
“Stop Making This Hurt”, Bleachers (iTunes)
“Sucker For You”, Nea (iTunes)
“Sugar Daddy”, The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Summer Nights”, Teddy Failure (iTunes)
“Sun Goes Down”, Lil Nas X (iTunes)
“Sweet Water”, Davina Michelle (iTunes)
“Swing Of Things”, MAY-A (iTunes)
“Taste Of You”, Rezz featuring Dove Cameron (iTunes)
“TGIF”, K.Flay featuring Tom Morello (iTunes)
“The Biggest”, Latto (iTunes)
“The Walls Are Way Too Thin”, Holly Humberstone (iTunes)
“They’ve Closed Down The Honky Tonks”, Miranda Lambert (iTunes)
“Time’s Up”, Sycco (iTunes)
“Too Many Tears”, 88rising & Warren Hue (iTunes)
“Twerkulator”, City Girls (iTunes)
“Under Cover”, Matthew K. Heafy (iTunes)
“Until”, Sad Alex (iTunes)
“Until I Loved You”, Delanie Leclerc (iTunes)
“VBS”, Lucy Dacus (iTunes)
“Vibes”, RMR featuring Tyla Yaweh (iTunes)
“Walls”, Cher (iTunes)
“We Win”, Lil Baby x Kirk Franklin (iTunes)
“Who’s She”, Eloise (iTunes)
“Wolves”, Garbage (iTunes)
“Worth It For The Feeling”, Rebecca Black (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Blackberry Smoke, DMX and The Veronicas 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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 5, 2021

A Sonic boom for your Friday.

We march into March with a busy New Music Friday, including top albums from A Day To Remember, Kings Of Leon and Zara Larsson, as well as the newest singles from Drake, Selena Gomez and Silk Sonic. The doors are open and the music is here:

Notable albums out this week: A Day To Remember‘s You’re Welcome (iTunes), Chase Atlantic‘s Beauty In Death (iTunes), Genesis Owusu‘s Smiling With No Teeth (iTunes), Kings Of Leon‘s When You See Yourself (iTunes), Quinn XCII‘s Change Of Scenery II (iTunes), Tory Lanez‘s Playboy (iTunes), Verzache‘s My Head Is A Moshpit (iTunes), Zara Larsson‘s Poster Girl (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Blu DeTiger‘s How Did We Get Here? (iTunes), Charlotte Lawrence‘s Charlotte (iTunes), Drake‘s Scary Hours 2 (iTunes), Genevieve Stokes‘s Swimming Lessons (iTunes), Maja Kristina‘s Maja Kristina (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1-800-Miss-Ur-Guts”, Tramp Stamps (iTunes)
“After This Song’s Over”, Carson Elliott & Abigail Barlow (iTunes)
“Amnesia”, Loud Luxury & Ship Wrek featuring GASHI (iTunes)
“Anxious”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)
“Beautiful”, Michele Morrone (iTunes)
“Beautiful Mistakes”, Maroon 5 featuring Megan Thee Stallion (iTunes)
“Best Friend”, Saweetie featuring Doja Cat & Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Better Without You”, Evanescence (iTunes)
“Bipolar” and “Jackie Kennedy”, Bahari (iTunes)
“Body & Soul”, Emotional Oranges featuring Biig Piig (iTunes)
“Bored&Blind”, Ella Jane (iTunes)
“Boy With A Broken Heart”, Noah Cunane, Jutes & Lonr. (iTunes)
“Break With Me”, Shy Martin (iTunes)
“Brothers & Sisters”, Youngr featuring Bright Sparks (iTunes)
“Brown Eyes, Brown Hair” and “Eye Of The Storm”, Caleb Hearn (iTunes)
“Care At All”, Bryce Vine (iTunes)
“Colors”, Emmit Fenn (iTunes)
“Confident”, Kat Cunning (iTunes)
“Convenience”, Pretty Sister (iTunes)
“Could Be Us”, Great Good Fine OK & Emily Burns (iTunes)
“Dance”, Sonny Digital (iTunes)
“Dead Girl!”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Do It Right”, Rei Ami featuring Aminé (iTunes)
“Do You Want Me”, Lucas & Steve (iTunes)
“Don’t Assume What You Don’t Know”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Don’t Call Me”, Bailey Bryan (iTunes)
“Don’t Deserve This”, NEA & Sandro Cavazza (iTunes)
“Falling Up”, Dean Lewis (iTunes)
“First Time”, Emily King (iTunes)
“Friends”, Karl Benjamin (iTunes)
“F*ck The World”, Badflower (iTunes)
“Girls Like Us (Acoustic)”, Zoe Wees (iTunes)
“Hard For Me”, Charley (iTunes)
“Heartbroke”, Clubhouse (iTunes)
“Higher Than This”, Tep No (iTunes)
“Hold On”, Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“Hopeless Romantic”, Likeable (iTunes)
“I Don’t Miss You”, Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“I Got Love” and “Stay Behind”, Mother Mother (iTunes)
“In His Arms”, Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall (iTunes)
“Josie”, Liza Owen (iTunes)
“Leave Me”, Peach Tree Rascals (iTunes)
“Leave The Door Open”, Silk Sonic (iTunes)
“Medicine”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Miles To Go”, Kaskade & Ella Vos (iTunes)
“Mr. Loverman”, Ricky Montgomery featuring Chloe Moriondo (iTunes)
“Musician”, Porter Robinson (iTunes)
“My Head & My Heart (Claptone Remix)”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“No Sense”, Baby Keem (iTunes)
“No Surprise”, Foreign Frnd (iTunes)
“No Valet”, Siena Liggins (iTunes)
“Nobody Loves Me”, Winona Oak featuring ELIO (iTunes)
“Oops!!!”, Yung Gravy & Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Palm Reader”, DREAMERS featuring Big Boi & UPSAHL (iTunes)
“Pepper”, Gavin Haley (iTunes)
“Petrified”, Mette (iTunes)
“Photo ID”, Remi Wolf & Dominic Fike (iTunes)
“Pretty Places”, Aly & AJ (iTunes)
“Problems”, Don Diablo & JLV featuring John K (iTunes)
“Real As It Gets”, Lil Baby featuring EST Gee (iTunes)
“Real Love”, Andreas Moss (iTunes)
“Ricochet”, Ryan Caraveo (iTunes)
“Ring Pop (Stripped)”, Jax (iTunes)
“Sacrifice”, Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“Safe Passage”, Laura Mvula (iTunes)
“Selfish Love”, DJ Snake & Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“Serotonin”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“She Came Down From The Stars (Stripped)”, Nathan Day (iTunes)
“Show Me The Way”, Jon Batiste featuring Zadie Smith (iTunes)
“Shut Up”, Tyler Posey featuring Phem & Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Skeletons”, Young Rising Sons (iTunes)
“Skywalker”, Oliver Malcolm (iTunes)
“Slower”, Tate McRae (iTunes)
“Spinning”, No Rome featuring Charli XCX & The 1975 (iTunes)
“Starting To Get To You”, Jensen McRae (iTunes)
“Stay Close (Sparse)”, SYML (iTunes)
“Steady”, John Splithoff (iTunes)
“The Business, Pt. II (Clean Bandit Remix)”, Tiësto & Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“They Don’t Like Me”, SEB (iTunes)
“This Is Heaven”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“Till Forever Falls Apart”, Ashe & FINNEAS (iTunes)
“We Are Gonna Live”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“We Made It”, David Hugo (iTunes)
“When Love Takes Hold”, Sister Hazel (iTunes)

Next week, the latest EPs from Joshua Bassett and Selena Gomez 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 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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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 19, 2021)

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: Olivia Rodrigo gives it some gas and races into the top spot for a second week, but who else is on the road to radio love? For this emerging hit and much more, let’s add ’em up:

DRIVING TO THE TOP: Disney star Olivia Rodrigo continues her reign at Top 40 radio with “Driver’s License”, scoring another 77 adds and the Most Added title for the second consecutive week. The tune became her first top 40 hit this past weekend, entering way up at #30. It was also this week’s Most Added song at the Hot AC format, picking up 20 stations there. Look for the track to fly on both charts during the next couple of months.

Ava Max landed in second place with 32 stations for “My Head & My Heart”, which is still scheduled to impact here a month from now. It tied with Travis Scott and HVME‘s “Goosebumps”, a remix of a remix of Scott’s 2017 hit at the Rhythmic format.

Charting singles from CJ, Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Singer Indiana Massara hopes to squeeze onto the report next week with her current single.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Driver’s License” (Geffen/Interscope)
2-T. AVA MAX, “My Head & My Heart” (Atlantic)
2-T. TRAVIS SCOTT & HVME, “Goosebumps” (Cactus Jack-B1/Epic)
4. SAWEETIE featuring DOJA CAT, “Best Friend” (ICY/Warner)
5. THE KID LAROI, “Without You” (Grade A/Columbia)
6-T. ALL TIME LOW featuring BLACKBEAR, “Monsters” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
6-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Anyone” (Def Jam)
6-T. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Body” (1501 Certified/300 Ent.)
9. NELLY & FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Lil Bit” (RECORDS/Columbia)
10-T. CJ, “Whoopty” (Warner)
10-T. LOONA, “Star” (Blockberry Creative)
10-T. ZARA LARSSON featuring YOUNG THUG, “Talk About Love” (TEN/Epic)

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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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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 12, 2021)

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: Justin Bieber and Olivia Rodrigo drove big activity on the new report at the format, but who ended up on top? For those hits and much more, let’s add ’em up:

DRIVER’S SEATED: Disney star and singer Olivia Rodrigo has a massive sales and streaming smash with “Driver’s License” and radio is taking notice, as it leads the Top 40 adds report one week before impact. The track speeds in with 65 early stations and will likely enter the top 40 by the weekend, especially given all the new momentum for it. It will be Rodrigo’s first song to chart here.

Two recent collaborations also made the top five on the log: coming in with a solid 34 stations, Saweetie and Doja Cat entered in third place with “Best Friend”, while Zara Larsson and Young Thug took fourth place with 30 stations for “Talk About Love”.

Further down the list, LOONA lands in the top ten for the first time with “Star”, while The Kid LAROI‘s “Without You” secures a few more early believers and sneaks into the region. The former scores another 17 adds, tying for sixth place, while the latter has 14 and ties for ninth.

Charting singles from Ed Sheeran and the late Pop Smoke returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Olivia Rodrigo’s new hit looks to continue to drive up the adds report when it officially impacts next week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Driver’s License” (Geffen/Interscope)
2. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Anyone” (Def Jam)
3. SAWEETIE featuring DOJA CAT, “Best Friend” (ICY/Warner)
4. ZARA LARSSON featuring YOUNG THUG, “Talk About Love” (TEN/Epic)
5. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Body” (1501 Certified/300 Ent.)
6-T. LOONA, “Star” (Blockberry Creative)
6-T. POP SMOKE, “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)
8. ED SHEERAN, “Afterglow” (Atlantic)
9-T. BLACK EYED PEAS x SHAKIRA, “Girl Like Me” (Epic)
9-T. THE KID LAROI, “Without You” (Grade A/Columbia)

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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.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 27, 2020

The Queen of the chart.

DEBUTS
40. Harry Styles – Golden
39. Dua Lipa – Levitating | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Marshmello & Demi Lovato – OK Not To Be OK (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Joel Corry featuring MNEK – Head & Heart (25) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
11. Ashe – Save Myself (16) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Chris Cornell – Patience (12) | PEAK: #10
09. BANNERS – Someone To You (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Zara Larsson – Love Me Land (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Zedd & Jasmine Thompson – Funny (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (06) | PEAK: #01 for ten weeks
05. Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – Cardigan (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Dua Lipa – Hallucinate (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kygo & Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It? (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Ava Max – Kings & Queens (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Holding On To You (1)
2. Tate McRae – You Broke Me First (4)
3. Sasha Sloan – Lie (6)
4. Rozzi – Best Friend Song (2)
5. LP – The One That You Love (5)
6. JP Saxe – A Little Bit Yours (8)
7. Keith Urban & P!nk – One Too Many (-)
8. Jamie Scott – New York Nights (7)
9. Kygo & Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (10)
10. Kylie Minogue – Magic (-)

In The Mix:
Alicia Keys – Love Looks Better
Aloe Blacc – My Way
Bastille – Survivin’ (new)
Bea Miller – Feel Something
Donovan Woods – Clean Slate (new)
Gracie Abrams – Friend
Lady Gaga – 911
Matt Simons – Better Tomorrow
Rachel Platten – Soldiers
Ritt Momney – Put Your Records On
Sir Sly – Material Boy (new)
Steps – What The Future Holds
Tyler Shaw – Remember

Chart Notes:

  • Ava Max easily rules my countdown for a second week with “Kings & Queens”, as the top eight on the chart remains frozen. Just ahead of a new remix featuring rapper DaBaby, this week’s higher of two debuts is Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating” at #39. Coming in one spot lower is Harry Styles with “Golden”. The #40 entry has not been officially confirmed as a radio single yet, but it’s earning some good airplay in several U.S. markets.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 20, 2020

In the Max-imum position.

DEBUTS
40. Salem Ilese – Mad At Disney
39. Alaina Castillo – Tonight
37. Lukas Graham – Share That Love
31. Marshmello & Demi Lovato – OK Not To Be OK | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Smith & Thell – Year Of The Young (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
21. Claire Rosinkranz – Backyard Boy (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Killers – My Own Soul’s Warning (08) | PEAK: #06
09. Scott Helman – Wait No More (06) | PEAK: #03
08. Zara Larsson – Love Me Land (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Zedd & Jasmine Thompson – Funny (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (04) | PEAK: #01 for ten weeks
05. Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – Cardigan (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Dua Lipa – Hallucinate (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kygo & Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It? (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Ava Max – Kings & Queens (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Holding On To You (1)
2. Rozzi – Best Friend Song (4)
3. Taylor Swift – Betty (3)
4. Tate McRae – You Broke Me First (10)
5. LP – The One That You Love (5)
6. Sasha Sloan – Lie (-)
7. Jamie Scott – New York Nights (6)
8. JP Saxe – A Little Bit Yours (-)
9. Dua Lipa featuring Madonna & Missy Elliott – Levitating (7)
10. Kygo & Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (-)

In The Mix:
Alicia Keys – Love Looks Better
Aloe Blacc – My Way (new)
Bea Miller – Feel Something
Gracie Abrams – Friend
Keith Urban & P!nk – One Too Many (new)
Lady Gaga – 911 (new)
Matt Simons – Better Tomorrow
NOTD & Nina Nesbitt – Cry Dancing
Rachel Platten – Soldiers (new)
Ritt Momney – Put Your Records On (new)
Steps – What The Future Holds
Taylor Swift – The 1
The Vamps – Married In Vegas
Tyler Shaw – Remember
Walk Off The Earth – Farther We Go
ZZ Ward – Giant

Chart Notes:

  • Ava Max earns her first #1 song on my chart with “Kings & Queens”, reaching the top after two weeks at #3. She previously got to #6 with “Sweet But Psycho”. Four songs are new to the top 40, with “OK Not To Be OK” by Marshmello and Demi Lovato leading the way at #31. Further down, Lukas Graham‘s “Share That Love” shares in an entry at #37, while two newcomers are new at #39 and #40, respectively: Alaina Castillo with “Tonight” and Salem Ilese with the viral hit “Mad At Disney”.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 13, 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. It’s certainly OK to check out these building titles and top movers at the format. Here’s what’s popping this week:

RUNNING LOW ON “SUGAR”: Harry Styles sneaks in a seventh week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with “Watermelon Sugar”. At this time, it’s likely to be the song’s final frame at the top, as Lewis Capaldi‘s “Before You Go” (which holds at #2 again) powers up in an attempt to claim the slowest run ever to #1 at the format.

In the top 40, the reissue of Zara Larsson‘s “Wow” lifts from 41-39 to become her ninth top 40 release at the format. Dan + Shay are also on the move with “I Should Probably Go To Bed”, lifting from 42-40 and earning the duo their fourth top 40 crossover hit.

The highest debut in the top 50 is the new collaboration from Marshmello and Demi Lovato, “OK Not To Be OK”, which bows at #43. The song also lands in the top 50 on this week’s Hot AC chart. Meanwhile, popular TikTok personality Dixie D’Amelio is also new to region, as “Be Happy” starts at #47. A remix of it, which features Blackbear and Lil Mosey, was released on Wednesday. A third new song lands at #50: newcomer Tate McRae slides in with “You Broke Me First”, a streaming hit that has already made the top 40 in several countries.

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