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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 24, 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: Ariana Grande stocks up on Top 40 tissues for her new track “No Tears Left To Cry”, as adds for the single flood this Tuesday’s report. Stay dry, because we’re about to add ’em up:

WHO’S CRYING NOW?: Leading her forthcoming studio album, due sometime later this year, “No Tears Left To Cry” from pop singer Ariana Grande is well ahead at the top spot on this week’s Top 40 report, landing 156 stations on impact. Grande’s largest adds week to date at the format was for “Focus”, which took in 158 stations during its first week on a run toward #13 for two weeks in November and December 2015. (Hey, we can only hope for a better result with this song.) “Tears” debuted way up at #30 on the weekend’s published update, thanks in part to hourly airplay from iHeartMedia stations throughout the day on Friday. The release also tops this week’s station leaderboards at the Hot AC and Rhythmic formats.

Will Nicky Jam and J Balvin‘s “X” be the next successful Latin crossover? With a new version in English, the collaboration takes 21 stations from the panel this week, tying for a third place finish. The two soloists have previously charted at the format in the last couple of years, but not on the same top 40 song. Tying for ninth place, with ten stations, is another terrific twosome that regularly records as a duo: Loote, new with “Your Side Of The Bed”. The New York act has yet to make the top 40 here, though they have as co-writers and producers of “No Promises” by Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato, which got to #6 last September.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “No Tears Left To Cry” (Republic)
2. ZAYN, “Let Me” (RCA)
3-T. DRAKE, “Nice For What” (YMCMB/Republic)
3-T. NICKY JAM & J BALVIN, “X” (Sony Latin/RCA)
5-T. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss” (Columbia)
5-T. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
7. RUDIMENTAL featuring JESS GLYNNE, MACKLEMORE & DAN CAPLEN, “These Days” (Big Beat/RRP)
8. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
9-T. LOOTE, “Your Side Of The Bed” (Island/Republic)
9-T. NE-YO, BEBE REXHA & STEFFLON DON, “Push Back” (Motown/Capitol)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 22, 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. As we look through this week’s top tunes on the pop chart, we also remember the chart history of 28-year-old DJ and producer Avicii, who passed away on Friday. Entering the top 50 a total of seven times, his five top 40 hits, including “Wake Me Up” (#1) and “Hey Brother” (#9), will be played at this format for some time to come. We’ll always remember him and the music he made. Now, on with the current Top 40 results:

LOVING HIM WAS ZEDD: Speeding down the hit highway toward their top 40 target for the fourth consecutive week are Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, once again leading the pop chart with “The Middle”. After gaining in spins, the song posts a pretty small loss this week, though it could be the early sign of a larger fall next week. At Hot AC, “Middle” (up 4-2) should secure the top spot in the next few days, becoming official by next Sunday. Back on the pop survey, Camila Cabello‘s “Never Be The Same”, which might lead the chart by next weekend, is still gaining solidly in the runner-up position, while Drake‘s “God’s Plan” (up 6-5) is the sole new song in the top five, a former #1 title on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts. (More on him below!)

“LEFT” FEELS RIGHT: With a huge first day of hourly airplay via bankrupt radio giant iHeartMedia, “No Tears Left To Cry” nets pop star Ariana Grande her 15th top 40 entry on the Top 40 chart, coming in at #30. It’s the lead single from her forthcoming set, due sometime later this year. “Cry” remains at #1 on iTunes with a large lead over #2, attributed (in part) to its deep discounting. Its substantial airplay gains should continue throughout the week at multiple formats, and it’ll easily be the Most Added song when our usual Top 40 report goes up on Tuesday evening.

Making the top 50 on the new survey, Drake‘s “Nice For What” (#41), ZAYN‘s “Let Me” (#43) and Logan Henderson‘s “Bite My Tongue” (#50) begin their pop journeys, with the former two hits also charting elsewhere. “Nice” makes a giant leap into the top ten on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts, while “Let” is the highest top 50 debut on the Hot AC chart. Henderson previously reached the top 50 at the pop format as a member of Big Time Rush. Who’s going to climb the highest? Stay tuned!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 22, 2018

The top of pop’s paradise.

DEBUTS
39. Liam Payne & J Balvin – Familiar
34. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. ZAYN – Let Me (38)
28. Jesse McCartney – Better With You (34)
21. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
20. Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In (25)
17. James TW – Say Love (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Echosmith – Over My Head (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Troye Sivan – My My My! (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Lissie – Best Days (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Niall Horan – On The Loose (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. George Ezra – Paradise (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (1)
2. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (2)
3. Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special (3)
4. Donovan Woods – Burn That Bridge (5)
5. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (8)
6. Sheppard – Riding The Wave (6)
7. P!nk – Whatever You Want (7)
8. Sigrid – Strangers (4)
9. King Princess – 1950 (-)
10. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (-)

In The Mix:
AURORA – Queendom (new)
Family Of The Year – Hold Me Down (new)
Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (new)
Kylie Minogue – Stop Me From Falling
Leon Bridges – Beyond (new)
NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
The Aces – Volcanic Love
The Night Game – The Outfield (new)
U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

Chart Notes:

  • Big congrats to English singer and songwriter George Ezra on his very first #1 song on my chart, “Paradise”, which rises one spot after three weeks in the runner-up position. It’s the second single from his Staying At Tamara’s album, and it’s found its own pop paradise in countries like Austria, Scotland and the United Kingdom, where it’s cracked the top five, peaking at #1 in the second territory. The lead single from the album, “Don’t Matter Now”, spent two weeks at #2 on my survey last year. Over on the U.S. radio charts, “Paradise” makes the top 50 on the Hot AC chart, while still rising through the top 15 on the Triple A list. Entering at #34 and #39 on the chart, the new single by Ariana Grande (“No Tears Left To Cry”) and a collaboration by Liam Payne and J Balvin (“Familiar”), who all happen to be labelmates, look to climb speedily during their respective runs this spring and summer. Grande’s release has a simultaneous impact at the Hot AC and Top 40 formats this week, though the Payne and Balvin single has to wait another week before it goes for adds at the latter format.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 17, 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: ZAYN proclaims that it’s all about “Me”, but does his latest track take the Most Added title, or will one of last week’s delicious duets eat up the adds toward a #1 finish? Let’s add ’em up:

“ME” TWO: The top tier of this week’s Top 40 adds update definitely has a “Me” thing going on, even without the myself or I. For most of the day, “Done For Me” by Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani, last week’s runner-up single, and the impacting “Let Me” by ZAYN saw a decent amount of action from the panel, the former receiving 56 stations in the week after its official impact, with the latter collecting 48 stations. Look for ZAYN’s new release on his forthcoming studio album, due later this year. Meanwhile, Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa slip to third place with the Most Added song from a week ago, “One Kiss”, new at 28 more stations.

The only other significant impacting song of note is “Push Back”, a collaboration by Ne-Yo, Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don. In a fourth place finish, it pulls in 18 adds during its first week. Ne-Yo’s upcoming album, Good Man, is due this summer. Rexha’s song “Meant To Be”, featuring Florida Georgia Line, recently peaked at #2 on the pop chart, though it’s still up in spins for the week. Stefflon Don has yet to enter the top 50 here, though she has seen some moderate chart results on the Rhythmic and Urban lists.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
2. ZAYN, “Let Me” (RCA)
3. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss” (Columbia)
4. NE-YO, BEBE REXHA & STEFFLON DON, “Push Back” (Motown/Capitol)
5. DRAKE, “Nice For What” (YMCMB/Republic)
6. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Delicate” (Big Machine/Republic)
7-T. AJR featuring RIVERS CUOMO, “Sober Up” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
7-T. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
9-T. BIG BOI, “All Night” (HitCo)
9-T. BÜLOW, “Not A Love Song” (Wax/Republic)
9-T. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Sit Next To Me” (Columbia)
9-T. MADISON BEER, “Home With You” (First Access)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 16-17, 2018)

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 three new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BIG BOI – “All Night” (HitCo, formerly Epic)
Album: BOOMIVERSE (2017)
Past T40 History: This artist was last heard on a #1 hit in 2004 when OutKast’s “The Way You Move” had a three-week run there.

NE-YO, BEBE REXHA & STEFFLON DON – “Push Back” (Motown/Capitol)
Album: Good Man (2018)
Past T40 History: Ne-Yo’s last top 40 song to date at the format was “She Knows”, featuring Juicy J, reaching #17 three years ago.

ZAYN – “Let Me” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: “Let” is likely to become Zayn’s fifth solo top 40 song at the format. His next studio album is due later this year.

Next week: a collaboration from Kygo and Miguel is the only song (so far) impacting at the format. Does anyone else land on the date? Stay tuned!

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 15, 2018

Still “on the” throne.

DEBUTS
40. Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely
39. In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
38. ZAYN – Let Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (34) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. James TW – Say Love (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
(see #9 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Echosmith – Over My Head (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (05) | PEAK: #02
07. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Troye Sivan – My My My! (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Lissie – Best Days (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (04) | PEAK: #03
02. George Ezra – Paradise (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – On The Loose (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (2)
2. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (3)
3. Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special (7)
4. Sigrid – Strangers (4)
5. Donovan Woods – Burn That Bridge (8)
6. Sheppard – Riding The Wave (-)
7. P!nk – Whatever You Want (9)
8. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (-)
9. James Bay – Us (-)
10. Alice Merton – Lash Out (10)

In The Mix:
King Princess – 1950 (new)
Kylie Minogue – Stop Me From Falling
Panic! At The Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
The Aces – Volcanic Love (new)
U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (new)
Years & Years – Sanctify

Chart Notes:

  • Former One Direction member ZAYN scores this week’s highest debut at #38 with his fifth solo hit, “Let Me”. The single is due on the performer’s forthcoming studio album, which is expected sometime later this year. He has two #1 songs thus far as a soloist: “Pillowtalk”, which topped my chart for three weeks in 2016, and “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, with Taylor Swift, which held at the top for two weeks in 2017. A spot below ZAYN, coming in at #39, is the boy band In Real Life with “Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)”. It’s the quintet’s first appearance on my chart, though they bubbled under with a song called “Eyes Closed” last August. Finally, at #40, is a duet from labelmates Andreas Moss and Melanie Pfirrman, “Lonely”. It’s the second top 40 song for Moss, who reached #21 in November with “Stuck In My Feelings”, and the first for Pfirrman.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2017: Part Four, 10-6

The top ten is here on Adam’s Top 100 of 2017! The cream of the pop is ready for you, so enjoy all the great music ahead…

The 2017 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 4, 2016 to the chart dated November 26, 2017. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks charted in the top 40 and top ten. 176 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 168 that did so in 2016.

10. KESHA, “Praying”
Album: Rainbow
Label: Kemosabe/RCA
Peak: #1 for four weeks
Weeks: 24+ (21 applied to 2017 ranking)
Points: 621

The triumphant return of Kesha to my top 40 chart was one of the top comebacks of 2017, and what an emotional single she shared with the world on July 6. With four weeks at #1 from late August to mid-September, and its #10 ranking on my year-end countdown, the lead single from Rainbow (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200) was embraced by many listeners.

09. ED SHEERAN, “Castle On The Hill”
Album: Divide
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 for four weeks
Weeks: 24
Points: 632

Sheeran’s highest entry of four on my year-end chart made its debut on January 6, the same date as “Shape Of You”, though its run into the runner-up spot (the only #2 song ranking in my top ten) took it much higher than “Shape”, which burned on me shortly after hitting the top ten. Sheeran’s most recent single, “Perfect”, is at #1 on the newest Billboard Hot 100 update.

08. HARRY STYLES, “Sign Of The Times”
Album: Harry Styles
Label: Columbia
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23
Points: 634

“Sign” marks the first of three entries in the top ten by members of the original One Direction lineup gone solo. Styles has plenty to be thankful for this year: his album debuted at #1 in many countries, including the U.S., his tour continues to have a successful run, and, more importantly, he lands at #8 on my Top 100 of 2017! “Sign” had a single week on top of my chart, after settling for five weeks at #2 behind an entry that’s still to come in the top ten. In a world full of pop, Styles really rocks.

07. ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”
Album: Fifty Shades Darker (Soundtrack)
Label: UStudios/BMR/RCA-Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 23
Points: 645

In a move that shook the Twitterverse, this collaboration, the highest track from a movie on my year-end survey, debuted as a surprise in the early hours of December 9 of last year. The single spent a heartbreaking five weeks at #2 on the Top 40 list, just short of making it the first male/female duet from a motion picture to go to #1 at the format since 1993’s “A Whole New World” by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle. (That giant ballad, from Disney’s Aladdin, spent three weeks at #1 on R&R.)

06. MUNA, “I Know A Place”
Album: About U
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 24
Points: 646

The highest entry by a female duo/group on this year’s survey comes from the California trio of Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin and Naomi McPherson. Though they narrowly missed my chart in 2016 with “Loudspeaker”, their second radio single was a total bop with a great message. “Know” spent two weeks at #1 on my list in March, while also spending two non-consecutive weeks at #40 on the Hot AC chart in April. They have yet to chart with a follow-up, but their album is one of this year’s best.

Stay tuned for the last five songs of the Top 100 of 2017 tomorrow…

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