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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 12, 2017

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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…

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.

OFFSET – TBA (iTunes)
Not much is known about the solo effort from the Migos member, other than the release date for it is tomorrow. Regardless of what it has or doesn’t have on it, the set is sure to secure some larger streaming numbers.

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.

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!

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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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 19-20, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

MADISON BEER featuring OFFSET – “Hurts Like Hell” (First Access/in2une)
Album: TBA (2018/2019?)
Past T40 History: Despite minimal week-to-week sales action, Beer’s single “Home With You” reached the top 20 in late summer.

ZAYN featuring NICKI MINAJ – “No Candle No Light” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2018/2019?)
Past T40 History: Zayn’s now had several consecutive top ten misses on the Top 40 chart: his last, “Let Me”, reached #22 in June.

Next week: Bad Bunny and Drake‘s current top ten Rhythmic smash “MIA”, which has flirted with the lower rungs of the top 50 at this format, officially impacts next Tuesday.

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

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 29, 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: how slow can you go? Following the Memorial Day break, quite slow. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few winners in the bunch, however. Let’s add ’em up:

READY, SET, “GO”: As the format crawls ahead following the holiday weekend, numbers are, expectedly, smaller for this week’s update. That being said, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by the Backstreet Boys leads the list for the second time with a nice total of 37 new stations, down from 51 last week, when it was tied with two other tracks for the Most Added title. That sum puts it nearly 20 stations ahead of two songs tied for second place, one of which (BTS‘s “Fake Love”) doesn’t impact until the middle of June.

The only impacting song of note this week is a release that just moved into the top 40 at the format: “I Like It”, a collaboration that includes Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin, which lands an additional 15 stations and a (tied) fifth place finish. This is the latest hit from the female performer’s recent #1 effort, Invasion Of Privacy, which continues to perform well in the U.S., especially in the streaming world. Look for her collaboration with Maroon 5, a remix of the act’s “Girls Like You”, to appear toward the top of next week’s report.

1-T. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (RCA)
2-T. BTS, “Fake Love” (Columbia)
2-T. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring DJ KHALED & CARDI B, “Dinero” (Epic)
4. DENNIS LLOYD, “Nevermind” (Warner Bros.)
5-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Youngblood” (Capitol)
5-T. CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN, “I Like It” (KSR Group/Atlantic)
7. JULIA MICHAELS featuring TRIPPIE REDD, “Jump” (Republic)
8. DRAKE, “Nice For What” (YMCMB/Republic)
9-T. SAM SMITH featuring LOGIC, “Pray” (Capitol)
9-T. ZAYN, “Let Me” (RCA)

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