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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!

Here we go marching into the 4th quarter! Whew, I am ready to close the door on this year, but before we head off into that daydream, let’s talk about all the music dropping and breaking! 

Columbia’s Gray, Burruss, Bedard, Stevens & Brenner are on FIRE after posting #1 Most Added for two weeks in a row and having four out of the six Greatest Gainers at Pop this week.  Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” is still holding down the #1 spot on the chart for a sixth (what might be seventh) consecutive week, while Jawsh 685 X Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)” joins the Top 3. BTS’ “Dynamite” looks set to join the Top 15, which is their highest chart position ever at Top 40.  Calvin Harris X The Weeknd’s “Over Now” is Top 25 after impacting at #1 Most Added. Columbia, along with RECORDSStrazza, have another runaway smash with 24kGoldn’s “Mood” f/Iann Dior. It’s already Top 20 and was the #2 Greatest Gainer last week.  

Warner’s Chester, Dyer, Reich & Shih are also firing on all cylinders as Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” f/Charlie Puth is moving toward the Top 5 with 150+ stations on board.  Saweetie’s “Tap In” charted and pulled in 7 new adds including WBZZ and WIOQ. Dan + Shay’s “I Should Probably Go to Bed” charts with big support from HITS1, Music Choice and KDIS.

Mom+Pop’s Jacob was back in the Most Added column with Ashe’s “Moral of the Story” f/Niall Horan. With 100+ stations on board, it’s now heading Top 25 and is moving to Sub Power at Z100 as the research stories continue to build. 

Arista’s Team Boulos moved JP Saxe’s “If the World Was Ending” f/Julia Michaels into the Top 10. It’s on 170+ stations pulling in 7 new adds this week. 

Capitol’s Marella, Nolletti, Acampora & Siciliano have Lewis Capaldi’s “Before You Go” sitting at #2 waiting to slide into that coveted #1 spot. Surf Mesa’s “ily (I love you baby) f/Emilee looks Top 10 bound with incredible streaming numbers still growing. Topic & A7S’ “Breaking Me” is Top 15 as one of the Greatest Gainers and is Top 5 Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and Top 10 U.S. Shazam

Caroline’s Halpern & Applegate have Zoe Wees’ “Control” set to join the Top 30 with 90+ stations. It now has 120m+ streams. This one is building a great story and should explode soon. 

HITCO’s Team Klaiman put another 7 adds on Dixie D’Amelio’s “Be Happy” as it heads toward the chart. Early supporters include HITS1, WWPW, KHTS and WFLZ.

Interscope’s Romano & Lopes have DaBaby’s “Rockstar” sitting Top 5 with #1 Consumption numbers across the board. Juice WRLD & Marshmello’s “Come & Go” is poised to join the Top 10. BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez’s “Ice Cream” is already Top 25 with 125 station in the first week and was a Top 10 Greatest Gainer. 

In2une’s Connone & Lucek have Valory’s Avenue Beat Top 25 at Pop and set to chart at Hot AC with “F2020.” With 2.5m+ U.S. streams this week, it’s the #1 ranked M-Score at 10+ major markets.

S-Curve/BMG’s Anderson & Leipsner have AJR’s “BANG!” climbing up the chart as it once again lands in the Top 10 Most Added with 9 adds. It’s now on 125+ stations and Top 20 bound. 

RCA’s Riccitelli, Maldonado, JR, Rothschild & Daddio impacted Tate McRae’s “you broke me first” and it’s now on 35+ stations and chartbound with 5m U.S. streams this week and 150m worldwide. Doja Cat’s “Like That” f/Gucci Mane is heading Top 10 with 260m+ WW streams and 150+ stations on board. Miley Cyrus’s “Midnight Sky” is Top 20 in just three weeks with 160+ stations spinning. Kane Brown’s “Be Like That” f/Swae Lee & Khalid has pulled n 170+ stations as it heads Top 15 and is Top 10 Apple’s Today’s Hits. Chris Brown & Young Thug’s “Go Crazy” is now Top 30 with 37m+ video views. 

Epic’s Sackheim, Afloarei & Dimig dropped a new mix and video of DJ Khaled’s “POPSTAR” f/Drake & Justin Bieber. In just three days, the video pulled in 30m+ views and it’s Top 25 bound.  Zara Larsson’s “WOW” debuts on the chart this week and is on 90 stations including KYLD, KMVQ, WFLZ and KHTS. Regard & RAYE’s “Secrets” is chartbound and #1 at Dance. Stations include B96, Venus, WBLI and WPOW

Republic’s Spangler, Romeo & Dastur, along with Island’s Schiffman, are dropping Marshmello & Demi Lovato’s “Ok Not To Be Ok.” Watch for this one to land atop the addboard on impact. Taylor Swift’s “cardigan” is Top 15. Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” f/Lil Durk is Top 25 bound and was Most Added this week, pulling in 14 new stations including WNRW, WFLZ, KMXV and KCHZ. Conan Gray’s “Heather” is chartbound and was also in the Top 10 Most Added with 11 adds including KHKS, KENZ, KZHT and WIOQ. J Balvin, Dua Lipa & Bad Bunny’s “UN DIA (ONE DAY)” f/Tainy is set to debut with 50+ early stations. Claire Rosinkranz’s “Backyard Boy” is Top 10 U.S. Spotify Viral and is now chartbound at Pop with early support from HITS1, Radio Disney & WBLI. 

Music We Love:

Salem Ilese “Mad at Disney” (Homemade/10K)

 Bea Miller “feel something” (Hollywood)


Columbia's Harry Styles’ is still camped out in the top spot with "Watermelon Sugar," making that 7 consecutive weeks! Labelmate Jawsh 685 X Jason Derulo’s "Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)” joins the Top 3. Interscope's Dababy joins the Top 5 with "Rockstar" f/Roddy Ricch. Capitol's Surf Mesa looks to have the week’s Greatest Gainer with "ily (i love you baby) f/Emilee and moves toward the Top 10. 24kGoldn’s "Mood" f/Iann Dior (RECORDS/Columbia) jumps up inside the Top 20. Interscope's BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez’s "Ice Cream" is now Top 25 and RCA's Chris Brown X Young Thug join the Top 30 with "Go Crazy” (Chris Brown/300 Ent.). Debuting on the chart this week will be Warner's Dan + Shay with "I Should Probably Go to Bed.”


Marshmello & Demi Lovato "OK Not to be OK"

Bea Miller "Feel Something"


BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez’s "Ice Cream" (YG/Interscope) is the Most Added track at Pop, pulling in another 40 adds in this post-holiday add week. RECORDS/Columbia’s 24kGoldn posts another 24 adds on "Mood" f/Iann Dior while Astralwerks/Capitol’s Surf Mesa also puts up another 24 adds on "ily (i love you baby)" f/Emilee. Columbia pulls in 15 more adds on Calvin Harris X The Weeknd’s "Over Now." Republic puts two in the Top 10 as Drake’s "Laugh Now Cry Later" f/Lil Durk (OVO) puts up 14 more and Conan Gray’s "Heather" scores another 11. Epic pulls in another 13 on Zara Larsson’s "WOW.” Closing out the Top 10 Most Added this week all with 9 adds are S-Curve/Hollywood’s AJR with "Bang!,” further./Capitol/Mom+Pop’s Ashe with "Moral of the Story" f/Niall Horan and RCA’s Miley Cyrus with "Midnight Sky.” 

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