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The genesis of an anti-format hit (9/22a)
The show must go on. (9/22a)
As in a McDonald's franchise? (9/22a)
There's always room for one more. (9/22a)
Those are some talented friends. (9/22a)
We're full of it.
Getting global with it.
And this time it's not from our bong.
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!

The only good thing about the end of summer is FALL! Bring on that crisp air, football, tailgating and bonfires. Oh, and put away your white clothes.

As Post Malone’s “Better Now” claims the top of the chart this week, Republic’s Spangler, Russell and Dastur are pushing Drake’s “In My Feelings” (YMCMB) toward the Top 5. It pulled in 35+ increases this week, and it’s backed by some amazing streaming numbers while Top 5 in U.S. Consumption. Ariana Grande’s “God Is a Woman”—the #1 Greatest Gainer this week—is also eyeing the Top 5. Tiesto & Dzeko f/Preme & Post Malone’s “Jackie Chan,” which just posted Top 10 research within iHeart, Entercom and Cox, is making the Top 15 move. The Vamps’ “Just My Type” (Island) is chartbound with over 10m Spotify streams.

Capitol’s Marella, Rainey and Nolletti debuted Marshmello f/Bastille’s “Happier” at #30 this week, following their Most Added honors on impact week. With 114+ stations on board this one should be Top 20-bound soon. 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Youngblood” is currently Top 5-bound with a closed-out panel on board. Jonas Blue f/Jack & Jack’s “Rise” has charted with 75+ stations on board, including WIOQ, WAKS and WZFT. 6ix9ine f/Nicki Minaj’s “FEFE” (10k Projects)—now preparing to chart—has pulled in early airplay from KMVQ, KTFM and WPOW.

Columbia’s Team Leipsner has The Chainsmokers f/Emily Warren’s “Side Effects” (Disruptor) set to join the Top 10 with a nearly closed-out panel onboard. Calvin Harris & Sam Smith’s “Promises” was once again in the Top 10 Most Added column. As it moves closer to the Top 25, the track pulls in 24 new stations, including HITS 1, WWWQ and KALVPRETTYMUCH’s “Summer on You” (SYCO) is approaching the chart with help from HITS 1, MC Hit List and KMVQ. BTS f/Nicki Minaj’s “IDOL” (Bighit) is chartbound with 30+ stations spinning; among those are KDIS, KHKS, WPOW and Music Choice. Along with RECORDSStrazza, Columbia also launched LSD’s “Thunderclouds” (RECORDS) and pulled in nine new markets this week, including HITS 1, KBFF, WDJX and KLLY.

Warner Bros.Dyer, Reich and Shih were #1 Most Added with Jason Derulo x David Guetta f/Nicki Minaj & Willy William’s “Goodbye” (Beluga Heights), posting 109 adds on impact. Bebe Rexha’s “I’m a Mess”—now heading Top 10—pulled in new airplay from WPOI, KUDL and WMKS this week. Bryce Vine’s “Drew Barrymore” (Sire) is now Top 15, scoring major market airplay from HITS 1, KBKS, WNOW and KALV. Anne-Marie’s “2002” has charted with help from new airplay at KRBE, WHBQ and KKDM.

Crush Music’s Erik Olesen is blessing the rain! As Weezer’s “Africa” charts, it pulls in new airplay based on callout numbers; big believers include WBLI, KDIS, KZHT and HITS 1. WBLI’s Jeremy Rice says, “We loved it from the first time we heard it! Huge callout, and it’s way cool to play in between Post Malone and Cardi B.”

Interscope’s Romano and Lopes have Selena Gomez’s “Back to You” headed toward the top of the chart. It was the #2 Greatest Gainer last week, following #1 RTM Research. Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” (Grade A) is set to make the Top 15 jump with 150+ stations on board; 14 new ones include WIHT, KQMV, WFLZ and WNKS. Joining the Top 20 this week is benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid’s “Eastside” (FKS) with 127m+ and 51m+ YouTube views. Imagine Dragons’ “Natural” (KIDinaKORNER) is Top 25 one week after impact at Pop with 120+ stations on board. It’s also #1 at Alt, while Top 10 at Hot AC and #3 Shazam. Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” (10 Summers) is set to join the Top 25 with new airplay from WNKS, KCHZ and WXSS. With 100+ stations on board, Zedd & Elley Duhé’s “Happy Now” moves Top 30. Social House f/Lil Yachty’s “Magic in the Hamptons” (SB Projects), which has been Top 10 on Spotify’s Viral U.S. chart for five weeks, has 50+ stations spinning.

Caroline’s Saturn, Halpern and Holman pulled in new airplay from B96 and WPRO this week, adding to huge spin increases from KIIS, WKFS and WIOQ on NF’s “Lie” (NF Real Music) as it moves Top 15.

Hollywood’s Finck, Smith and Ennis have Sabrina Carpenter’s “Almost Love” heading toward the Top 20; new stations include WFLZ, KHKS and WIHT.

RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio and Cooper have moved Khalid x Normani’s “Love Lies” up to #2 on the chart after three weeks as the #1 Greatest Gainer. That one, at 550m+ streams, has consistently had huge Mediabase callout. Kygo f/Miguel’s “Remind Me to Forget,” which pulled in WXSS and KMXV this week, is poised to join the Top 10. Powered in part by its 200m+ streams, Martin Garrix f/Khalid’s “Ocean” pulls in new airplay from KIIS and WWPW as it charts this week. Childish Gambino’s “Summertime Magic” (Wolf + Rothstein) continues to build Pop believers and move toward the chart. Top 40 leaders include KAMP, Z100, WKQI and Z90.

Epic’s Sackheim, Afloarei and Dimig have moved DJ Khaled f/Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo’s “No Brainer” Top 10 at Pop. It’s also Top 10 at Rhythm and Top 25 at Hot AC. Next Up is Travis Scott f/Drake’s “Sicko Mode” (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle) and AJ Mitchell’s “Girls."

Def Jam’s Farag and Rothschild charted Logic f/Ryan Tedder’s “One Day” and pulled in new adds from KSLZ, Z90, KBFF and WAKS. Big early support is coming from KIIS, WFLC, KAMP and MC Hit List. Next up, there’s YG f/2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj’s “Big Bank”; early believers include KAMP, B96, WDZH and KYLD.

MUSIC WE LOVE: Gryffin f/Elley Duhé’s “Tie Me Down” (Darkroom/Geffen), Silk City f/Dua Lipa’s “Electricity” (Columbia).

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