Saturday, January 16, 2016

Pop Sweep: January 23, 2016...






It's time to kick off the first of this week's "music sweeps", checking out the songs making their way on to the charts in Billboard magazine. As usual, I'll start off on the pop side of things, then later in the day move on to the latest in rock, R&B, country, and dance music...

On the "big" chart, Billboard's Hot 100, which combines tallies of radio airplay from all formats, sales (like iTunes and Amazon MP3), and internet streaming (like Spotify and YouTube), there's a new leader, as Justin Bieber moves to #1 with "Sorry" after spending 10 weeks at #2 under Adele's "Hello", which drops to #2...

The highest new entry on the chart down at #76 belongs to American Idol turned country star Carrie Underwood. "Heartbeat", the second single from her Storyteller album, follows "Smoke Break", which peaked at #43 on this list. "Heartbeat" currently sits at #17 on the Country Airplay chart...


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The third radio release from R&B singer Jeremih's Late Nights album, "oui", lands at #81. The first, "Don't Tell 'Em", made it to #6 in 2014. "oui" is up to #19 on the R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart...



German DJ/producer Robin Schulz enters at #87 with his international smash "Sugar" featuring Canadian singer Francesco Yates. This is Robin's first Hot 100 hit as a lead artist, though last year two of his big remixes, "Prayer In C" from Lilly Wood & the Prick and "Waves" from Mr. Probz, both made the American Top 40...


As hip-hop artist Kevin Gates' "Really Really" drops to #83, his latest, "2 Phones", rings in at #93...


Grammy nominee Chris Stapleton slips in at #97 with "Nothing To Blame". The country singer/musician went to #20 with "Tennessee Whiskey", which also re-enters at #100. "Nothing...", his current radio single, is at #21 on that list...


And now on to the pop radio format charts...

On the Mainstream Top-40 radio panel, Beiber's ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez climbs to the top with "Same Old Love". It's her second to hit #1; the other was her last single, "Good For You"...

Taylor Swift is back at #28 with "Out Of The Woods", the sixth single from her pop crossover album 1989. The other five all went to #1, so chances are good for this one, co-written with Jack Antonoff from fun and Bleachers...


As Selena hits #1 with "Same Old Love", her next single "Hands To Myself" takes no time making an appearance at #29...


Meanwhile, on the older-skewing Adult Top-40 format, Meghan Trainor finally reaches #1 after seventh months on the chart with "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" with John Legend. It's her first chart-topper on this list...

The aforementioned "Out Of The Woods" from Taylor Swift arrives at #30. Like on the Hot 100, the other five singles from her 1989 album all went to #1...

As Justin Bieber's "Sorry" jumps into the top ten on this chart, and "What Do You Mean" holds at #21, his latest, "Love Yourself", moves in at #36...


Indie-rock singer/songwriter BORNS enters at #39 with "Electric Love"...


Lastly, on the Adult Contemporary, or "easy listening" radio chart, Adele reigns for an eighth week with "Hello"...

Seal is back at #30 with "Every Time I'm With You", from his Seal 7 album, and my "Pop Pick of the Week"...


Wow, what a way to end the first part of our journey...I'll be back with the latest on rock radio...



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