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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 21, 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. It’s getting hot and steamy out there! We’re also counting down to a hot new single at #1, so let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“I” ON THE PRIZE: Simultaneously rising to the top on both the Hot AC and Top 40 lists, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s hit “I Don’t Care” is the new #1 song this week. It’s the fourth #1 on the pop chart for Sheeran and the seventh for Bieber. The track has a solid lead over its nearest competitor, pacing about 1,400 spins ahead of Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” at #3, which Bieber sings on in an updated version. The latter title is also aiming for the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, though it may short fall once again, even with two separate versions available for consumption. We’ll see by tomorrow afternoon.

Further down the chart, Ellie Goulding picks up her 13th top 40 song at the format in a collaboration with Juice WRLD, scoring his second, called “Hate Me”. It leaps from 42-37 and also jumps from 43-32 on this week’s Hot AC list. Meanwhile, Zara Larsson checks in with her eighth top 40 hit, up from 41-40 with “All The Time”. That tune is one of four titles ready to impact at the Hot AC format tomorrow and should post a solid result.

The only new song in this week’s top 50 comes from Lil Nas X, who bows at #46 with “Panini”. His global smash “Old Town Road” got as high as #4 at this format, though it topped the Rhythmic and Urban charts. Both are included on 7, his debut EP that recently peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 list. Emerging titles from NF and Sam Smith, both impacting on Tuesday, will likely debut here next week. Several other songs are also edging closer to the top 50, so expect some larger action by next weekend’s report.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 21, 2019

This one’s “Really” good.

DEBUTS
40. Stephen Puth – Look Away
37. P!nk featuring Cash Cash – Can We Pretend | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (38)
26. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (31)
15. Zara Larsson – All The Time (23) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (08) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
09. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Keane – The Way I Feel (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Bastille – Joy (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Noah Kahan – Cynic (2)
2. Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri – Simple Things (6)
3. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (1)
4. Westlife – Dynamite (5)
5. BBMak – Bullet Train (4)
6. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (7)
7. Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (-)
8. Stanaj – Love Me (-)
9. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (-)
10. Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand (-)

In The Mix:
Ali Gatie – It’s You (new)
American Authors – Stay Around (new)
Bishop Briggs – Champion (new)
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own
Daughtry – As You Are
Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid – Beautiful People
Ed Sheeran with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars – Blow
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave
LIVVIA – Dizzy
NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven (new)
Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy

Chart Notes:

  • Earning a second week at #1, Katy Perry‘s “Never Really Over” holds strong at the top. In fact, the entire top five is frozen from last week. On the move from 23-15, Zara Larsson‘s new single “All The Time” is the Biggest Mover once again and headed towards the top ten. We also say hello to a pair of debuts this week, led by P!nk and Cash Cash‘s “Can We Pretend” at #37. It’s one of three songs that P!nk has on the list this week, all coming from her most recent set Hurts 2B Human, and impacts at Hot AC radio this coming Monday. Stephen Puth‘s latest tune is also new to the countdown: “Look Away” enters at #40. (No, it’s not a Chicago remake.) Puth previously reached my chart with “Sexual Vibe” earlier this year, which topped out at #19.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 16, 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: those Jonas Brothers are “Only” on top again, but there are new singles stepping into the top ten as well, including a viral dance smash. Let’s get onto the floor and add ’em up:

THE HUMAN TOUCH: Having cleared more than 70% of the Top 40 panel, the Jonas Brothers are back at the top of the report, earning another 42 stations this week, which puts them just ahead of Blanco Brown‘s “The Git Up” with 37 adds. “Git” picked up 21 stations yesterday at Country radio, where it tied for fourth place. Brown’s debut single is now in the top 40 at the pop format as of last Sunday’s published update and could receive a larger boost by this weekend.

The first collaboration for Monsta X and French Montana, titled “Who Do U Love?”, is loved at 25 stations this week. Tying for fifth place on the log, it should easily crack the top 50 in the coming days. Reactive tracks from Lewis Capaldi, Miley Cyrus and Zara Larsson are among those rounding out the top ten.

Next week, it’s likely to be another wild session with new releases from NF, OneRepublic, Sam Feldt and others.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. JONAS BROTHERS, “Only Human” (Republic)
2. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
3-T. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
3-T. POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG, “Goodbyes” (Republic)
5-T. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
5-T. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)
7. KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR, “With You” (Columbia/Epic)
8. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
9. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
10-T. ILLENIUM & JON BELLION, “Good Things Fall Apart” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
10-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
10-T. STANAJ, “Love Me” (Lava/Republic)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 14, 2019

A Perry good return to the top.

DEBUTS
39. Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD – Hate Me
38. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil (38)
31. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Zara Larsson – All The Time (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Keane – The Way I Feel (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Bastille – Joy (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

[b]Top 10 Next In Line:[/b]
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (1)
2. Noah Kahan – Cynic (3)
3. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (2)
4. BBMak – Bullet Train (5)
5. Westlife – Dynamite (6)
6. Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri – Simple Things (9)
7. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (8)
8. P!nk featuring Cash Cash – Can We Pretend (-)
9. LIVVIA – Dizzy (10)
10. Stephen Puth – Look Away (-)

[b]In The Mix:[/b]
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own
Daughtry – As You Are
Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid – Beautiful People
Ed Sheeran with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars – Blow (new)
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Joseph – Fighter (new)
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand

Chart Notes:

  • Due to tonight’s unexpected blackout in New York City, which affected the area in which I reside, full commentary will return next week. In the meantime, Katy Perry earns her sixth #1 single on my chart with “Never Really Over”, up 2-1, while Kygo and Whitney Houston‘s “Higher Love” is the week’s Highest Debut, landing at #38. It’s the late Houston’s first song to enter my chart since 2002’s “Whatchulookinat”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 9, 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: it’s all about the “Goodbyes”. No, not to summer or this weekly post, but a track that’s been lighting up the pop airwaves since the weekend. Let’s add ’em up:

THE BIGGEST POST OF THE SUMMER: With their first collaboration to chart at the pop format, Post Malone and Young Thug are saying hello to the top spot on the weekly adds report with “Goodbyes”, opening with 132 stations on impact. The song is also atop the log at the Rhythmic radio format, earning 51 stations there. The cut made its chart debut at #35 on the official update last Sunday and should see a nice climb this week following its robust add total.

Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD‘s “Hate Me” also scored a very solid 42 stations on impact and a second place finish. This tune also charted on Sunday, entering at #48, and should be well on its way towards the top 40 now. Yesterday, the single picked up ten stations at the Hot AC format, ranking in third place on that list.

Rounding out the top three and charging ahead with a total of 30 stations, Kaskade and Meghan Trainor‘s “With You” was also in good shape on the report.

Building titles from the Blanco Brown, the Jonas Brothers and Lewis Capaldi are among those rounding out the top ten.

Next week, Brown’s “The Git Up” should continue to dance its way into the five, though several collaborations are also in the mix.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG, “Goodbyes” (Republic)
2. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
3. KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR, “With You” (Columbia/Epic)
4-T. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
4-T. JONAS BROTHERS, “Only Human” (Republic)
6. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8. MARSHMELLO & KANE BROWN, “One Thing Right” (Joytime Collective/RCA)
9. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
10-T. SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO, “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
10-T. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA, “Call You Mine” (Disruptor/Columbia)
10-T. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 7, 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. The barbecues might be over for a moment, but we’re still grilling some hits in the pop music world. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

STILL TALKING IT UP: Khalid‘s “Talk” remains at #1 for the third week on the Top 40 chart, marking his longest run to date at the top spot. He now has a total of seven weeks at the summit over three songs in a little under a year. Will the multi-format hit grab a fourth week here, or will someone else talk louder next Sunday? Stay tuned. Meanwhile, you can also find “Talk” at #2 on the chart at Rhythmic radio, while it also ranks at #4 and #10 on the Urban and Urban AC lists.

“Goodbyes” is one of three songs to say hello to the top 40 this week, as the Post Malone and Young Thug collaboration enters at #35 after its premiere on Friday. It’s the tenth top 40 entry for Malone and the second for Thug, both of whom have reached the top. Charting his 19th top 40 hit is Ed Sheeran, who bolts from 47-36 with “Beautiful People”. It features the aforementioned Khalid in his ninth top 40 appearance. It’s the third top 40 track in the past two months from Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project, due next week and expected to the lead the Billboard 200 list later this month. Also scoring the third top 40 entry from their former #1 album Happiness Begins, the Jonas Brothers jump from 48-38 with their ninth chart hit overall, “Only Human”.

Bouncing into the top 50 this week, we have six new tracks in the region. The highest of the five, at #43, comes from Zara Larsson with “All The Time”. Her last entry here, “Ruin My Life”, reached #16 in February. One notch below her, the viral track “The Git Up” marks the first chart appearance for Blanco Brown (no relation to Benny Blanco) at #44. If you’re still trying to learn the moves to the song, don’t worry, you’re not alone: even more listeners will be attempting their best cowboy boogie when “Git” impacts at the Country and Top 40 radio formats later this month. Speaking of the former, Country star Kane Brown makes it over to the pop list for the first time with his Marshmello collaboration “One Thing Right”, debuting at #45. Up next, Ellie Goulding blasts in with a collaboration with Juice WRLD called “Hate Me”, which starts at #48. The release impacts on Tuesday along with the Post Malone and Young Thug single that was noted earlier. Further entries this week come from the late Avicii and Aloe Blacc, who bow at #49 with “SOS”, and the Herve Pagez, Diplo and Charli XCX collaboration called “Spicy”, which sizzles at #50. Avicii and Blacc went to #1 for three weeks in October and November 2013 with “Wake Me Up”, though the latter artist wasn’t credited on it. “Spicy” takes on the classic “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls and interpolates it into a new version; the original track peaked at #4 for four weeks in March 1997.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 7, 2019

“Can’t” wait for a second week.

DEBUTS
38. Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil
37. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now
36. Dave Matthews Band featuring Brandi Carlile – Come Tomorrow | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Zara Larsson – All The Time (34)
24. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (30)
22. James TW – Incredible (29) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (05) | PEAK: #04
08. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (14) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Keane – The Way I Feel (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Bastille – Joy (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (1)
2. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (4)
3. Noah Kahan – Cynic (5)
4. Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD – Hate Me (8)
5. BBMak – Bullet Train (6)
6. Westlife – Dynamite (-)
7. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (3)
8. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (-)
9. Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri – Simple Things (-)
10. LIVVIA – Dizzy (9)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own
Daughtry – As You Are
Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid – Beautiful People
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Kygo & Whitney Houston – Higher Love
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave
Live – Hold Me Up
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better
Stephen Puth – Look Away (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand

Chart Notes:

  • Shawn Mendes‘s big hit “If I Can’t Have You” remains at #1 on my personal chart for a second week, while it continues to rise at several radio formats. Meanwhile, three new tracks make it onto the chart: the highest, checking in at #36, is an updated version of “Come Tomorrow” by the Dave Matthews Band with Brandi Carlile. Late last year, the group peaked at #6 on my list with “Again And Again”. Rob Thomas debuts at #37 with “Can’t Help Me Now”, his follow-up to “One Less Day (Dying Young)”, a recent #2 entry that’s still in the top 20. Finally, at #38, the third top 40 title from Head Above Water arrives: that’s “I Fell In Love With The Devil” by Avril Lavigne. The title track from the set earned a week at the summit late last year.

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