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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 23, 2018

The Star of Christmas week.

DEBUTS
39. Seeb x Bastille – Grip
37. Ariana Grande – Imagine | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Avril Lavigne – Tell Me It’s Over (40)
31. Greg Holden – Something Beautiful (37)
24. The Strumbellas – Salvation (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan – 1999 (25)
11. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (08) | PEAK: #07
08. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Backstreet Boys – Chances (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Maggie Rogers – Light On (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Freya Ridings – Lost Without You (4)
2. Sara Bareilles – Armor (2)
3. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (5)
4. Jess Glynne – Thursday (9)
5. Stephen Puth – Sexual Vibe (-)
6. Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me (7)
7. Kian – Waiting (-)
8. Alice Merton – Funny Business (-)
9. American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart – Neighborhood (-)
10. Elle King – Baby Outlaw (-)

In The Mix:
James TW – Soldier
Sasha Sloan – Older

Chart Notes:

  • On this week’s survey, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper hold firmly at #1 for the third consecutive week with “Shallow”, while The Strumbellas claim the Biggest Mover with “Salvation”, up eight spots to #24 in its second week on the list. At #37, Ariana Grande has the week’s Highest Debut with “Imagine”, another cut from her forthcoming studio album. The tune hasn’t officially been serviced to any radio format yet, though several stations have it in a more consistent rotation. A new collaboration from Seeb x Bastille also bows in the top 40: “Grip” starts at #39. The latter band is coming off the #1 song “Happier” with Marshmello, still in the top ten, which spent four weeks at the top. Have a lovely Christmas!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 16, 2018

Born to be #1.

DEBUTS
40. Avril Lavigne – Tell Me It’s Over
39. Kesha – Here Comes The Change
37. Greg Holden – Something Beautiful
32. The Strumbellas – Salvation | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. P!nk – A Million Dreams (33)
18. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
15. Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next (21)
(see #7 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (05) | PEAK: #03
08. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (07) | PEAK: #07
07. Backstreet Boys – Chances (15) | PEAK: #07
06. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Maggie Rogers – Light On (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Katy Perry – Cozy Little Christmas (1)
2. Sara Bareilles – Armor (3)
3. A Great Big World – Wrap Me Up Under The Christmas Tree (2)
4. Freya Ridings – Lost Without You (10)
5. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (4)
6. Seeb x Bastille – Grip (8)
7. Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me (7)
8. Ariana Grande – Imagine (-)
9. Jess Glynne – Thursday (9)
10. Ingrid Michaelson featuring Leslie Odom Jr. – All I Want For Christmas Is You (-)

In The Mix:
Alice Merton – Funny Business
Elle King – Baby Outlaw
James TW – Soldier
Sasha Sloan – Older
Stephen Puth – Sexual Vibe (new)
The Monkees – Unwrap You At Christmas

Chart Notes:

  • As Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper hold at #1 on my personal chart for the second week with “Shallow” from the film A Star Is Born, four new tracks land on my chart, a notable difference from last week. Coming in the highest, at #32, is a new one from the Canadian group The Strumbellas. “Salvation” is their third entry on my list; two years ago, “Spirits” reached #2 for three weeks, becoming their biggest hit so far. Landing at #37, songwriter Greg Holden debuts with his first top 40 hit as a singer with “Something Beautiful”. He’s previously written for acts such as A Great Big World and Phillip Phillips. A little further down the list, notable debuts from Kesha (“Here Comes The Change”, #39) and Avril Lavigne (“Tell Me It’s Over”, #40) also grace the chart, the former of which is featured in the film On The Basis Of Sex.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 11, 2018)

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: will the year end on a broken heart? Well, only in song title, that is. Before the holiday freeze hits, time to do our thing and add ’em up:

HEART OF THE HOLIDAYS: Not much is changing around these parts this week, as “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” stays at #1 on the adds report at the format for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus, picking up another 49 new stations. Much of the rest of the top ten is filled with familiar names, including Ava Max, Zara Larsson and more. The former’s first chart release, which finishes in second place, has 21 new stations for the week. All three records are now in the top 40 and moving up.

Keep an eye on Lauren Daigle‘s song “You Say”, a chart-topper on the Christian AC list that’s well into the top 20 on the national Hot AC survey. It impacts at the Top 40 format on January 15 and ties for tenth place this week with 11 new stations.

The first impact date of 2019 is scheduled for January 8: so far, Sabrina Carpenter‘s single “Sue Me” will be officially headed for adds at the format that Tuesday following some early action in the past few weeks. Until then, happy holidays from PGTC!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” (RCA)
2. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
3. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
4-T. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
4-T. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
6. CHARLI XCX featuring TROYE SIVAN, “1999” (Atlantic/EMG)
7. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
8-T. BAD BUNNY featuring DRAKE, “MIA” (Rimas/OVO Sound/Warner Bros.)
8-T. XXXTENTACTION x LIL PUMP featuring MALUMA & SWAE LEE, “Arms Around You” (EMPIRE-Warner Bros.)
10-T. DAN + SHAY, “Tequila” (Warner Bros.)
10-T. LAUREN DAIGLE, “You Say” (Centricity/12Tone/Warner Bros.)
10-T. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 9, 2018

Reaching for the Star.

DEBUTS
(none)

TOP GAINERS
31. James Arthur & Anne-Marie – Rewrite The Stars (36)
29. Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan – 1999 (38)
28. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
15. Backstreet Boys – Chances (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
08. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (07) | PEAK: #02
07. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (04) | PEAK: #03
04. Maggie Rogers – Light On (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Katy Perry – Cozy Little Christmas (1)
2. A Great Big World – Wrap Me Up Under The Christmas Tree (2)
3. Sara Bareilles – Armor (3)
4. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (4)
5. The Strumbellas – Salvation (-)
6. Foster The People – Worst Nites (5)
7. Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me (7)
8. Seeb x Bastille – Grip (-)
9. Jess Glynne – Thursday (9)
10. Freya Ridings – Lost Without You (-)

In The Mix:
Alice Merton – Funny Business
Elle King – Baby Outlaw
Ingrid Michaelson featuring Leslie Odom Jr. – All I Want For Christmas Is You James TW – Soldier
Jim Brickman featuring Luke McMaster – Raise A Glass (It’s Christmastime!)
Sasha Sloan – Older
The Monkees – Unwrap You At Christmas

Chart Notes:

  • From A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper lead my personal chart this week with “Shallow”, rising 2-1. It marks the first duet from a movie to reach #1 on my chart since 2017’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from Fifty Shades Darker, a two-week chart-topper for ZAYN and Taylor Swift. For more notable collaborations, one claims the title of my Biggest Mover for the week: “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” by Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus is up from 40-28. Though it’s an empty week for debuts this time around, look for some good action next Sunday. Additionally, watch out for my Top 100 of 2018 real soon: it’s starting up on December 17!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 2, 2018

“Head” of the chart.

DEBUTS
40. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
39. Jack & Jack – No One Compares To You
38. Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan – 1999 | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. George Ezra – Hold My Girl (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
27. Carly Rae Jepsen – Party For One (32)
23. Backstreet Boys – Chances (30) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
18. Scott Helman – Hang Ups (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. Maggie Rogers – Light On (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Katy Perry – Cozy Little Christmas (9)
2. A Great Big World – Wrap Me Up Under The Christmas Tree (8)
3. Sara Bareilles – Armor (7)
4. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (5)
5. Foster The People – Worst Nites (4)
6. Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (2)
7. Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me (-)
8. Ingrid Michaelson featuring Leslie Odom Jr. – All I Want For Christmas Is You (10)
9. Jess Glynne – Thursday (-)
10. Brandi Carlile featuring Sam Smith – Party Of One (6)

In The Mix:
Alice Merton – Funny Business (new)
Elle King – Baby Outlaw
Freya Ridings – Lost Without You (new)
James TW – Soldier
Jim Brickman featuring Luke McMaster – Raise A Glass (It’s Christmastime!)
Maddie Poppe – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Sasha Sloan – Older (new)
Snow Patrol – What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
The Monkees – Unwrap You At Christmas
The Strumbellas – Salvation (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Scoring her first #1 single on my chart since 2002’s “Sk8er Boi”, a 16-year (!) gap, Avril Lavigne is up from 2-1 on my current update with “Head Above Water”. The track falls just short of the record established by “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Backstreet Boys a few months back, which became that act’s first #1 hit on my chart in nearly 17 years. It’s also a pretty nice week for debuts, led by “1999” by Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan at #38. Sivan is aiming for his third chart-topper on my survey, having previously led with 2016’s “Youth” and 2018’s “My My My!”, while Charli XCX is looking for her first. Jack & Jack debut just below that collaboration at #39 with “No One Compares To You”. Their new one is their second release to chart here, with “Beg” ranking on my list earlier this year. Finally, new at #40, Mark Ronson unites with Miley Cyrus for the hit “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”. Currently in the top five on iTunes in the U.S. and internationally, the single comes from Ronson’s forthcoming studio album, due next year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 25, 2018

Only happy when it reigns.

DEBUTS
40. James Arthur & Anne-Marie – Rewrite The Stars
36. George Ezra – Hold My Girl | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Backstreet Boys – Chances (36)
24. Scott Helman – Hang Ups (29)
20. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
12. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (19) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. KT Tunstall – The River (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again (06) | PEAK: #06
08. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Maggie Rogers – Light On (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jack & Jack – No One Compares To You (1)
2. Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (4)
3. Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan – 1999 (9)
4. Foster The People – Worst Nites (8)
5. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (2)
6. Brandi Carlile featuring Sam Smith – Party Of One (6)
7. Sara Bareilles – Armor (7)
8. A Great Big World – Wrap Me Up Under The Christmas Tree (-)
9. Katy Perry – Cozy Little Christmas (-)
10. Ingrid Michaelson featuring Leslie Odom Jr. – All I Want For Christmas Is You (-)

In The Mix:
Benny Blanco & Calvin Harris – I Found You
Elle King – Baby Outlaw
James Arthur – Empty Space
James TW – Soldier
Jess Glynne – Thursday
Jim Brickman featuring Luke McMaster – Raise A Glass (It’s Christmastime!) (new)
Maddie Poppe – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (new)
Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me
Snow Patrol – What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
The Monkees – Unwrap You At Christmas (new)

Chart Notes:

  • For its fourth and potentially final week at the top, “Happier” by Marshmello x Bastille continues to lead the way on on my personal chart. The collaboration becomes Bastille’s longest-running #1 title on my list, surpassing “Good Grief” and its three-week run in 2016. Looking to land his third consecutive #1 hit here, George Ezra has the week’s Highest Debut at #36 with “Hold My Girl”. His most recent chart-topper, “Shotgun”, drops from 17-19 on the current list. A few spots lower, bowing at #40, is the second cut from The Greatest Showman: Reimagined to reach my chart. Joining the new version of “A Million Dreams” by P!nk (up 39-37 in its second week on) is “Rewrite The Stars” by James Arthur and Anne-Marie. It heads to the Hot AC format on Monday and is already charting in several countries.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 18, 2018)

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. Are we happy about Thanksgiving? We may know a few guys who are happier than most this week, but it’s merely a rumor. Anyways, here’s all the action this Sunday:

BASTILLE’S DAY: After topping the Alternative chart two weeks ago, “Happier” by Marshmello x Bastille becomes the new #1 song at the Top 40 format, advancing from #2 last week. It’s the first song by both acts to lead the pop chart. It’s also the first title to reach the top at both formats since “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons during the fall of last year. The collaboration still has a chance at topping the Hot AC survey, up 9-7 on the current chart. Meanwhile, on the Top 40 airwaves, Ariana Grande‘s “Breathin” (up 8-4) and Panic! At The Disco‘s “High Hopes” (up 10-5) should battle it out for the next chart-topper in the coming weeks.

HITS RUN “DEEP”: Making a move from 43-39 this week, Zara Larsson‘s “Ruin My Life” becomes her seventh top 40 single at the format and leads a pair of new entries to the region. The other title, “Waste It On Me”, crawls up one notch from 41-40 and gives both Steve Aoki and BTS their third top 40 titles here. Additionally, Aoki previously remixed BTS’s first single to reach the Top 40 chart, “MIC Drop”, which spent two weeks at #24 in January.

Further down the list, prominent re-entries by Bad Bunny featuring Drake (“MIA”, #44) and Rita Ora (“Let You Love Me”, #45) lead the way with notable moves back into the region. The highest new song of the week, checking in at #48, is the debut chart entry for singer Ava Max. “Sweet But Psycho” has been a Viral hit on Spotify for some time and is reacting very well nationally in parts of Europe. Additionally, Logan Henderson‘s “Pull Me Deep” breaks in at #50, his second solo single to reach the region. In May, the first of his two entries, “Bite My Tongue”, got to #38. He also sang on three top 40 songs for the boy band Big Time Rush.

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