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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 8, 2016

“Like” these bops and more.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 8, 2016…

Debuts:
40. ZAYN, “Like I Would”
38. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Hell No”
36. JORDAN FISHER, “All About Us”
26. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

Biggest Mover(s):
TEGAN AND SARA, “Boyfriend” (32-24, eight spots)

10. P!NK, “Just Like Fire” (up 7)
Album: Alice Through The Looking Glass (Soundtrack) (2016, RCA-Walt Disney Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

09. BANNERS, “Start A Riot” (up 1)
Album: BANNERS (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #7

08. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body” (down 2)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. ADELE, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (up 7)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, “HandClap” (up 1)
Album: Fitz And The Tantrums (2016, Elektra Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. ZAYN, “Pillowtalk” (down 2)
Album: Mind Of Mine (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You” (down 2)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. THE 1975, “The Sound” (up 1)
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (2016, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

02. THE STRUMBELLAS, “Spirits” (up 3)
Album: Hope (2016, Glassnote Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. BARNS COURTNEY, “Fire” (steady, second week)
Album: The Dull Drums (EP) (2017, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 26, 2017

This chart is all about Julia.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 26, 2017…

Debuts:
40. NOAH KAHAN, “Young Blood”

37. JP COOPER, “September Song”

Biggest Mover(s):
MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “I Believe In You” (33-21, twelve spots)

10. KATY PERRY featuring SKIP MARLEY, “Chained To The Rhythm” (up 6)
Album: Witness (2017, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

09. JULIA MICHAELS, “Issues” (up 1)
Album: Nervous System (EP) (2017, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. ONEREPUBLIC, “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (steady, second week)
Album: Oh My My (2016, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. LP, “Lost On You” (down 3)
Album: Lost On You (2016, Vagrant/BMG/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

06. ED SHEERAN, “Castle On The Hill” (up 1)
Album: ÷ (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

05. DANIEL POWTER, “Delicious” (up 1)
Album: Giants (EP) (2018, KDS Farrell/Warner Bros. Records – Japan)
Peak: #5

04. JULIA BRENNAN, “Inner Demons” (down 1)
Album: Inner Demons (EP) (2016, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

03. MUNA, “I Know A Place” (up 2)
Album: About U (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Human” (steady, second week)
Album: Human (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (steady, second week)
Album: Fifty Shades Darker (Soundtrack) (2017, Universal Studios-Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 15, 2021

New music, same mathematics.

We’ve crunched the numbers and this week’s releases are multiplying quickly, including great albums from Ashnikko and Why Don’t We, as well as hot remixes and tracks from Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez. The updated calculation for New Music Friday looks something like this:

Notable albums out this week: Ashnikko‘s Demidevil (iTunes), Illy‘s The Space Between (iTunes), Why Don’t We‘s The Good Times And The Bad Ones (iTunes), You Me At Six‘s Suckapunch (iTunes), ZAYN‘s Nobody Is Listening (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Beach Bunny‘s Blame Game (iTunes), Devin Dawson‘s The Pink Slip (iTunes), DVSN‘s Amusing Her Feelings (iTunes), Fickle Friends‘s Weird Years (Season 1) (iTunes), Julia Brennan‘s Honest (iTunes), Pablo Dylan‘s Solitude (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“34+35 (Remix)”, Ariana Grande featuring Doja Cat & Megan Thee Stallion (iTunes)
“American Dream”, Will.I.Am (iTunes)
“Amigo”, Lous And The Yakuza featuring Joey Bada$$ (iTunes)
“Beautiful”, Robin Thicke (iTunes)
“Bib”, Steve Aoki & K?D (iTunes)
“Black Beauty”, Ben Harper (iTunes)
“Bonafide”, Emotional Oranges featuring Chiiild (iTunes)
“Breakups”, Seaforth (iTunes)
“Buzz Cut”, Lovelytheband featuring MisterWives (iTunes)
“Can’t Look Back (Acoustic)”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Chemtrails Over The Country Club”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Close To You”, Dayglow (iTunes)
“Comeback”, Gallant (iTunes)
“Cuff Your Jeans”, Claud (iTunes)
“Daddy”, Charlotte Cardin (iTunes)
“De Una Vez”, Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“Don’t Play”, Anne-Marie x KSI x Digital Farm Animals (iTunes)
“Don’t Take Me Home”, Savannah Conley (iTunes)
“Drugs”, UPSAHL featuring Blackbear (iTunes)
“Easy”, Pale Waves (iTunes)
“Euphoria”, Tyron Hapi (iTunes)
“Excuses”, Audrey Mika (iTunes)
“Faded Love”, Leony (iTunes)
“Field Guide For The Night Sky”, Oatmello (iTunes)
“F**k Being Sober”, Annika Wells (iTunes)
“Girls Like Us”, Zoe Wees (iTunes)
“Good Day”, Bones Owens (iTunes)
“Goodbye”, Sam Sherrod (iTunes)
“Hate Myself”, Dodie (iTunes)
“Hey Boy”, Sia featuring Burna Boy (iTunes)
“High Tide, Low Tide (Acoustic)”, Parson James (iTunes)
“Holy Feeling”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“How Can I Resist Her”, Robinson (iTunes)
“How We Used To”, Stephanie Poetri (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Know” and “Silence”, Leyla Blue (iTunes)
“I Will Overcome”, Welshly Arms (iTunes)
“If You Love Her (Acoustic)”, Forest Blakk (iTunes)
“Is It Just Me? (Acoustic)”, Emily Burns & JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Juno”, Running Touch (iTunes)
“Just Cause I Love You”, Avery Anna (iTunes)
“Kiss Me”, Frank Walker featuring Theresa Rex (iTunes)
“Lie Lie Lie”, Joshua Bassett (iTunes)
“Line By Line”, JP Saxe & Maren Morris (iTunes)
“Listen!!!”, Aly & AJ (iTunes)
“Little One”, Brooke Lynn (iTunes)
“Long Txts”, Lubalin (iTunes)
“Lose You Now”, Lindsey Stirling x Mako (iTunes)
“Masterpiece”, DaBaby (iTunes)
“Minimum Wage”, Blake Shelton (iTunes)
“More Like You”, Orla Gartland (iTunes)
“My Head :(“, Jack Kays (iTunes)
“Never Gonna Forget”, Black Coffee & Diplo featuring Elderbrook (iTunes)
“Nobody (Devault Remix)”, NOTD featuring Catello (iTunes)
“Ocean”, Matt Haughey (iTunes)
“Party Like It’s Your Birthday”, OMI & Studio Killers (iTunes)
“Pink Party”, Isaac Dunbar (iTunes)
“Queen”, G Flip x Mxmtoon (iTunes)
“Questions”, Middle Kids (iTunes)
“Ragdoll”, Abigail Barlow & Ariza (iTunes)
“Rapture (Georgia Remix)”, Declan McKenna (iTunes)
“Raw Thoughts”, Baby Queen (iTunes)
“Roaring 20s”, Flo Milli (iTunes)
“Sad Girl”, Valley Boy (iTunes)
“Still Not Dead”, DREAMERS featuring American Teeth & Wes Period (iTunes)
“Strangers Again”, Leslie Clio (iTunes)
“Stuck In My Head”, BLÜ EYES (iTunes)
“Sundial”, Bicep (iTunes)
“Sword From The Stone (Gingerbread Remix)”, Passenger (iTunes)
“The One That Got Away”, Hunter Hayes (iTunes)
“This Is How You Fall In Love”, Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Ultraviolet.Tragedies”, X Ambassadors featuring Terrell Hines (iTunes)
“Undivided”, Tim McGraw & Tyler Hubbard (iTunes)
“Ur Ex From College”, Carobae (iTunes)
“USMO”, John-Robert (iTunes)
“Villain”, Wolf (iTunes)
“Waiting On A War”, Foo Fighters (iTunes)
“Weekend Vibe”, Jubël (iTunes)
“When You’re Home”, Tyler Shaw (iTunes)
“Woman”, Avenue Beat (iTunes)
“You Don’t Look At Me The Same”, Great Good Fine OK & Yoke Lore (iTunes)
“Your Life Your Time”, Christian Leave (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Lil Skies and Maggie Lindemann 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 27, 2016

A brand new flashback for you.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 27, 2016…

Debuts:
40. DURAN DURAN featuring KIESZA, “Last Night In The City”
39. DEMI LOVATO, “Stone Cold”
36. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, “HandClap”

Biggest Mover(s):
DAYA, “Sit Still, Look Pretty” (39-32, seven spots)

10. RUTH B, “Lost Boy” (up 2)
Album: The Intro (EP) (2015, Columbia Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. THE 1975, “The Sound” (up 5)
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (2016, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

08. MIKE POSNER, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (up 2)
Album: At Night, Alone. (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man” (down 3)
Album: Tangled Up (2015, Valory/BMLG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New” (up 1)
Album: Brand New (2015, Aptly Named/Caroline/Capitol Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart” (up 1)
Album: Analog Love (2015, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #4

04. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You” (up 1)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. ZAYN, “Pillowtalk” (steady, second week)
Album: Mind Of Mine (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body” (steady, third week)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. TROYE SIVAN, “Youth” (steady, third week)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 13, 2016

A youthful top ten from 2016.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 13, 2016…

Debuts:
39. NICK FRADIANI, “Get You Home”
37. BANNERS, “Start A Riot”

Biggest Mover(s):
BARNS COURTNEY, “Fire” (36-28, eight spots)

10. ELLIE GOULDING, “Something In The Way You Move” (steady, third week)
Album: Delirium (2015, Polydor/Interscope Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You” (up 2)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

08. ADELE, “When We Were Young” (down 3)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

07. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Oasis” (down 4)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Black Magnetic/Epic Records)
Peak: #3

06. ZAYN, “Pillowtalk” (up 3)
Album: Mind Of Mine (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New” (up 1)
Album: Brand New (2015, Aptly Named/Caroline/Capitol Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart” (up 3)
Album: Analog Love (2015, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #4

03. THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man” (down 2)
Album: Tangled Up (2015, Valory/BMLG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body” (up 2)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. TROYE SIVAN, “Youth” (up 1)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 12, 2017

The “Place” for Adam’s favorites.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 12, 2017…

Debuts:
40. DEPECHE MODE, “Where’s The Revolution”

39. BLONDIE, “Fun”
38. STING, “One Fine Day”
31. KATY PERRY featuring SKIP MARLEY, “Chained To The Rhythm”

Biggest Mover(s):
IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer” (39-28, eleven spots)

10. ONEREPUBLIC, “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (steady, second week)
Album: Oh My My (2016, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “It’s Quiet Uptown” (down 3)
Album: The Hamilton Mixtape (2016, Hamilton Uptown/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. JOHN MAYER, “Love On The Weekend” (down 3)
Album: The Search For Everything (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. ADELE, “Water Under The Bridge” (down 3)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Delicious” (up 3)
Album: Giants (EP) (2018, KDS Farrell/Warner Bros. Records – Japan)
Peak: #5

05. MUNA, “I Know A Place” (up 3)
Album: About U (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. JULIA BRENNAN, “Inner Demons” (up 3)
Album: Inner Demons (EP) (2016, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

03. LP, “Lost On You” (down 1)
Album: Lost On You (2016, Vagrant/BMG/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

02. ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (up 1)
Album: Fifty Shades Darker (Soundtrack) (2017, Universal Studios-Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Human” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Human (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 14, 2018

A web of new music.

‘Tis the season for some jolly gifts from the musical gods, including several notable rap albums and the big soundtrack to one of this weekend’s hottest films. Here are all the albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Featuring new songs from Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and many other artists, the soundtrack to this animated movie (which opens tomorrow) should receive a nice boost if the film performs at the box office. Malone’s “Sunflower” (with Swae Lee) is currently charting at several radio formats.

KODAK BLACK – Dying To Live (iTunes)
This album features the Travis Scott and Offset-assisted “Zeze”, a recent #2 single on the Billboard Hot 100 that continues its run in the top ten on the Rhythmic and Urban charts. Given that song’s success, the entire set is likely to be fairly reactive in the market.

MITCHELL TENPENNY – Telling All My Secrets (iTunes)
Tenpenny recently topped the Country radio survey with the hit “Drunk Me”, which is to be followed with “Alcohol You Later” in the new year. We’re sure plenty of his fans will be taking a sip of his latest album in the next few days.

Notable albums out this week: Alan Walker‘s Different World (iTunes), Bay Faction‘s Florida Guilt (iTunes), Bruce Springsteen‘s Springsteen On Broadway (iTunes), Kid Ink‘s Missed Calls (iTunes), The Chainsmokers‘s Sick Boy (iTunes), Vic Mensa‘s Hooligans (iTunes), Volbeat‘s Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken (iTunes), We Three‘s We Three (iTunes), Wisin Y Yandel‘s Los Campeones Del Pueblo (The Big Leagues) (iTunes), ZAYN‘s Icarus Falls (iTunes), Ninjawerks (Vol. 1) (iTunes), Vox Lux (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Chris Ayer‘s Holiday (iTunes), Daniel Powter‘s Giants (iTunes), Gryffin‘s Gravity, Pt. 1 (iTunes), Netsky‘s Abbot Kinney (iTunes), The Decemberists‘s Traveling On (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“100 Ways”, Zhavia Ward (iTunes)
“All I Want For Christmas Is You”, New Hope Club (iTunes)
“Back & Forth (Acoustic)”, Becky Hill (iTunes)
“Behave (James Carter Remix)”, Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Cheerleader (Demo)”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Dasher”, Gerard Way featuring Lydia Night (iTunes)
“Dirty Blonde”, Eden xo (iTunes)
“Don’t F–k With My Money”, Mystery Skulls (iTunes)
“Done (R3HAB Remix)”, Nikki Vianna (iTunes)
“Elevate”, Papa Roach (iTunes)
“Excuses (Kia Love Remix)”, Olly Murs (iTunes)
“Give It”, Betta Lemme (iTunes)
“Glitch”, Martin Garrix & Julian Jordan (iTunes)
“Imagine”, Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Jello”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“Last Xmas”, Allie X (iTunes)
“London”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Loneliness”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Man To Man”, Dorian Electra (iTunes)
“No Plans”, AJ Mitchell featuring Marteen (iTunes)
“Numb”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Other Side Of Love”, Anderson East (iTunes)
“Paradise (Acoustic)”, Ofenbach featuring Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Pep Talk” and “Quarter-Life Crisis”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Pretty Paper”, The Lumineers (iTunes)
“Psycho”, Delaney Jane (iTunes)
“Rewrite The Stars (Wideboy’s Hands In The Air Remix)”, James Arthur & Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Shivers”, JT Roach (iTunes)
“Speechless (Lucas & Steve Remix)”, Robin Schulz featuring Erika Sirola (iTunes)
“Stop Believing In Santa”, MNEK (iTunes)
“Strangers In The Night”, Fergus (iTunes)
“Sunday Morning (Alyx Ander Remix)”, Matoma featuring Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Tell Me It’s Over”, Avril Lavigne (iTunes)
“Testify”, Robin Thicke (iTunes)
“That’s Yo Money”, T-Pain (iTunes)
“The Mask”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“Tired Of Being Lonely”, Jackson Harris (iTunes)
“Tough”, Quinn XCII featuring Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Used To Love”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Voicebreaks”, Sofi De La Torre (iTunes)
“War Cry”, Queen Naija (iTunes)
“Waste It On Me (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Steve Aoki featuring BTS (iTunes)
“What Happens In a Small Town”, Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell (iTunes)
“What’s Goin’ On”, Vigiland (iTunes)
“Woman Like Me (Banx & Ranx Remix)”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“Xmas Trees”, Bibi Bourelly (iTunes)
“Yesterday”, Justin Klump (iTunes)
“You Mean The Whole Wide World To Me”, Christina Perri (iTunes)

You’ll have to wait until January for some larger albums to appear on the schedule again; a condensed post for next week is TBD for now. Until then, thanks for another great musical year. 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 (December 9, 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. Don’t panic! We’ve got all the big titles from the pop chart in one big post, ready to sleigh your Sunday evening. Here’s what’s popping this week:

DISCO FEVER STRIKES: 12 years and six and a half months after their first single, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, reached the top 40 on the pop chart, Panic! At The Disco has the new #1 song at the format with “High Hopes”, the first ever on the Top 40 list. “I Write” nearly made it to the summit, spending two weeks in the runner-up position, but “High” officially gets the job done. The tune also leads the Hot AC and Alternative lists this week; that’s the first time the feat has been achieved since May 2012, when the global hit “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra topped all three for one week. The act now joins a small group of artists like LL Cool J, Santana, Snoop Dogg, Tina Turner (and others) in scoring their first #1 single at least 12 years after first charting. Well done!

This week’s highest debut leaps onto the countdown all the way up at #33: “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” is the second top 40 entry for Mark Ronson, who previously spent six weeks at the top in 2015 with the Bruno Mars-assisted song “Uptown Funk”, and the tenth top 40 track for Miley Cyrus, who has a pair of chart-toppers to her credit: 2009’s “Party In The USA” (one week) and 2013’s “Wrecking Ball” (three weeks). It also debuts at #43 on the newest Hot AC update. Other top 40 entries include “MIA”, moving from 43-37 for Bad Bunny featuring Drake and “Sweet But Psycho”, rising from 41-38 for Ava Max. “MIA” marks Bad Bunny’s second top 40 single at the format and Drake’s 26th, while “Sweet” is Max’s first.

Further down and flashing back, “1999” gets Charli XCX and Troye Sivan onto the pop survey at #48 this week. Earlier this year, the Top 40 time machine took us back to “2002” with a #29 entry for Anne-Marie. Also checking in this week, ZAYN lands at #50 with the Nicki Minaj-assisted “No Candle No Light”. His forthcoming album Icarus Falls, a huge 27-track set, is due on Friday.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 27, 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: Brrrr! The numbers are very chilly, as radio prepares for the annual freeze for the holidays. Let’s add ’em up:

SO “CLOSE” TO CHRISTMAS: With the Thanksgiving holiday having just passed, it’s no surprise to see that most reporters on the pop panel didn’t post any (or as many) adds this Tuesday. As a result, it was mostly established singles out in front, with “Close To Me” by Ellie Goulding x Diplo featuring Swae Lee collecting 20 adds and the top position. Ariana Grande followed in the runner-up position with another 16 adds for “Thank U, Next”. You can find the rest of the significant titles (and ties) below.

Next week, the top ten should look more lively with continued add support for “1999”, the current collaboration from Charli XCX and Troye Sivan, as well as “Trip”, the potential second top 40 single for Ella Mai. Who else is due for a solid impact week? Find out soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
3. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
4-T. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
4-T. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
6-T. BENNY BLANCO & CALVIN HARRIS, “I Found You” (Columbia-Interscope)
6-T. CHARLI XCX featuring TROYE SIVAN, “1999” (Atlantic/EMG)
6-T. GUCCI MANE, BRUNO MARS & KODAK BLACK, “Wake Up In The Sky” (Atlantic)
6-T. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)
10. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 20, 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: Thanksgiving is on the brain, and so is one very thankful hit song. Time to add ’em up:

“U” CAN’T STOP HER: For the second consecutive week, Ariana Grande‘s “Thank U, Next” leads the pack at Top 40 radio, as it comes in with another 49 stations. After making a huge move from 39-20 on last Sunday’s published update, the big song should continue towards the top, as it remains active at the major sales and streaming services.

For impacting titles, “No Candle No Light” by ZAYN featuring Nicki Minaj leads the way with 30 stations, taking second place in the weekly report, with “Hurts Like Hell” by Madison Beer featuring Offset securing 28 stations and a third place finish.

Next week, watch out for Bad Bunny‘s “MIA”, featuring Drake, a top ten Rhythmic single which should hop onto the adds report at this format with ease. Have a great Thanksgiving!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
2. ZAYN featuring NICKI MINAJ, “No Candle No Light” (RCA)
3. MADISON BEER featuring OFFSET, “Hurts Like Hell” (First Access/in2une)
4. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
5. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
6. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
7. CHARLI XCX featuring TROYE SIVAN, “1999” (Atlantic/EMG)
8-T. ALESSIA CARA, “Trust My Lonely” (Def Jam)
8-T. RITA ORA, “Let You Love Me” (Warner Bros.)
10. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)

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