NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 18, 2019

Good vibes, very good release week.

Real friends know that New Music Friday is a special day of the week… and with a really packed schedule, there’s something for everyone. Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

CHRIS JANSON – Real Friends (iTunes)
Features: “Good Vibes”, the new #1 song at Country radio this week

Notable albums out this week: Alice Merton‘s Mint + 4 (iTunes), Caroline Polachek‘s Pang (iTunes), Chris Ayer‘s Endless Wonder (iTunes), Cody Jinks‘s The Wanting (iTunes), Electric Guest‘s Kin (iTunes), Florida Georgia Line‘s The Acoustic Sessions (iTunes), Foals‘s Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 2) (iTunes), Gavin Haley‘s Long Game (iTunes), Idina Menzel‘s Christmas: A Season Of Love (iTunes), James Arthur‘s You (iTunes), Japanese Wallpaper‘s Glow (iTunes), Jessica Mauboy‘s Hilda (iTunes), Jimmy Eat World‘s Surviving (iTunes), Kash Doll‘s Stacked (iTunes), Måns Zelmerlöw‘s Time (iTunes), Matt Maeson‘s Bank On The Funeral (Stripped) (iTunes), Nicole Bus‘s Kairos (iTunes), Third Eye Blind‘s Screamer (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Beabadoobee‘s Space Cadet (iTunes), Hero The Band‘s Back To Myself (iTunes), HoodCelebrityy‘s You Know The Vibez (iTunes), Julie Bergan‘s HARD FEELINGS: Ventricle 1 (iTunes), Maddie & Tae‘s Everywhere I’m Goin’ (iTunes), Neffex‘s Q203 (iTunes), Saint Motel‘s The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Pt. 1 (iTunes), Sasha Sloan‘s Self Portrait (iTunes), Skylar Grey‘s Angel With Tattoos (iTunes), Thandi Phoenix‘s Thandi Phoenix (iTunes), The Greeting Committee‘s I’m Afraid I’m Not Angry (iTunes), Yungblud‘s The Underrated Youth (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“About You”, Camden Welles (iTunes)
“All Day”, Havana Brown (iTunes)
“All My Friends Are Fake”, Tate McRae (iTunes)
“Be Fine”, Madeon (iTunes)
“Best On Earth”, Russ featuring BIA (iTunes)
“Beyond The Pale”, Cold War Kids (iTunes)
“Body Back”, Gryffin featuring Maia Wright (iTunes)
“Bounce”, Samantha Jade featuring City Girls (iTunes)
“Boys Ain’t Sh*t”, SAYGRACE. (iTunes)
“Champion”, Bishop Briggs featuring Tom Morello (iTunes)
“Clean”, Hey Violet (iTunes)
“Cravin”, DaniLeigh featuring G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Dance Monkey (Stripped Back)”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“Die Young”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Don’t Leave Me Lonely (Acoustic)”, Mark Ronson featuring YEBBA & James Francies (iTunes)
“Ease Your Mind”, Joan (iTunes)
“Easy”, Frawley (iTunes)
“Easy Breezy”, Kiana Ledé (iTunes)
“Empty” and “Make It Right”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Figure It Out”, Anthony Ramos (iTunes)
“Fired Up”, Grace Carter (iTunes)
“First Class”, Blueface x Gunna (iTunes)
“Gameboy”, Bahari (iTunes)
“Ghost”, Au/Ra & Alan Walker (iTunes)
“Ghost”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Go Somewhere (VIP Remix)”, KREAM featuring RANI (iTunes)
“Golden Thing”, Cody Simpson (iTunes)
“Grim”, Jacquie Lee featuring bLAck pARty (iTunes)
“Haloes (Acoustic)”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Happiness”, Sugar & The Hi-Lows (iTunes)
“Harleys In Hawaii”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Heavy”, Hux (iTunes)
“Homesick”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“How Many”, Shoffy (iTunes)
“Human”, Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“I Don’t Like You”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“I Wanna Rock”, G-Eazy featuring Gunna (iTunes)
“I’ve Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life”, Cub Sport featuring Darren Hayes (iTunes)
“If The World Was Ending”, JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Jesus Got A Tight Grip”, Blake Shelton (iTunes)
“Just Okay”, JXN (iTunes)
“Let Go”, Richard Marx (iTunes)
“Like Strangers Do”, AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Make It Right”, BTS featuring Lauv (iTunes)
“Midnight Flight”, Conor Matthews (iTunes)
“Money”, Matt And Kim (iTunes)
“Monsters”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“Music With Your Dad”, Nasty Cherry (iTunes)
“Nervous”, Oliver Riot (iTunes)
“Nice To Meet Ya! (Lounge Version)”, The Griswolds (iTunes)
“Novocaine”, Twin Atlantic (iTunes)
“One Night”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Open Open”, Rainsford (iTunes)
“Over”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“Ozone”, New Politics (iTunes)
“Peachy Keen”, L Devine (iTunes)
“Pluto Projector”, Rex Orange County (iTunes)
“Pop Song”, Perfume Genius (iTunes)
“Pressure”, James Vickery & SG Lewis (iTunes)
“Rearrange Us”, Mt. Joy (iTunes)
“Replace It, Forget It”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)
“Rings A Bell”, Allie X (iTunes)
“Say To You”, Ali Gatie (iTunes)
“Sex Money Feelings Die (Slowed Version)”, Lykke Li (iTunes)
“Slop”, BBNO$ (iTunes)
“Somebody Out There”, Lost Kings featuring Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Stack It Up (Acoustic)”, Liam Payne (iTunes)
“Stay The Way I Left You”, Josie Dunne featuring Dahl (iTunes)
“Sundays”, Emotional Oranges (iTunes)
“The Hype (Berlin)”, Twenty One Pilots (iTunes)
“The Sound (Live)”, Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Think Of Me”, VÉRITÉ (iTunes)
“Thought Of Me”, Elle Winter (iTunes)
“This Time Last Year”, Kyd The Band (iTunes)
“Too Close”, Ria Mae & Dan Talevski (iTunes)
“Tutu (Remix)”, Camilo, Shakira & Pedro Capó (iTunes)
“Underdog”, FRANKIE (iTunes)
“Uneventful Days”, Beck (iTunes)
“Unlove You”, Armin Van Buuren featuring Ne-Yo (iTunes)
“What Am I (Cash Cash Remix)”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“What Do I Do? (Benny Benassi Remix)”, Georgia Ku (iTunes)
“You & I”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“You And Me As One”, Sigma & Jack Savoretti (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Grace Potter, King Princess, Old Dominion and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 15, 2019)

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: Post Malone posts two great totals for impacting songs, one from his set Hollywood’s Bleeding and the other as a featured artist, but he doesn’t end up at the top spot with either! Let’s add ’em up:

HITTING THE POST: After scoring a massive 70 stations last week, Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber‘s “10,000 Hours” earns a still-impressive 50 stations in its second week, making it the Most Added title at the format. The track also led the Hot AC log from yesterday afternoon, where it scored 23 additional adds. Considering that the official adds date for this single at both radio formats was originally intended for next week, I’d say that it’s probably not necessary at this point: “10,000 Hours” will continue to fly.

Of course, this means that two impacting songs by or featuring Post Malone had to settle for slightly lower positions in the top five. Starting with a solid 45 stations, “Take What You Want”, Malone’s main-credited collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott, ended up taking the runner-up position. Two spots lower, the performer’s feature on French Montana‘s “Writing On The Wall” (which also features Cardi B and Rvssian) gained another 31 adds after some early action in the last couple of weeks. With the latter title already charting as of last weekend, look for the former to bounce into the top 50 within the next few days.

Recent releases by Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Niall Horan are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look out for the latest single by Blackbear (at #7 this week) to earn a higher total on impact next week.

1. DAN + SHAY featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “10,000 Hours” (Warner)
2. POST MALONE featuring OZZY OSBOURNE & TRAVIS SCOTT, “Take What You Want” (Republic)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. FRENCH MONTANA featuring POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN, “Writing On The Wall” (Epic)
5. NIALL HORAN, “Nice To Meet Ya” (Capitol)
6. CHARLIE PUTH, “Mother” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
7. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Alamo/Interscope)
8. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
9. DIPLO & JONAS BROTHERS, “Lonely” (Columbia)
10. ANUEL AA, DADDY YANKEE, KAROL G, OZUNA & J BALVIN, “China” (Real Hasta La Muerte)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 14-15, 2019)

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 new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

FRENCH MONTANA featuring POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN – “Writing On The Wall” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: This collaboration is already well into the top 50 at the format. Rvssian has never charted before on the pop list.

POST MALONE featuring OZZY OSBOURNE & TRAVIS SCOTT – “Take What You Want” (Republic)
Album: Hollywood’s Bleeding (2019)
Past T40 History: The single could mark Osbourne’s first top 40 hit here since 1992’s “Mama, I’m Coming Home”, peaking at #21.

Next week: It’s a bear! No, really, Blackbear‘s “Hot Girl Bummer” comes out of hibernation in search of some adds.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 13, 2019)

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. As Columbus Day comes around again, let’s sail the ocean blue for hit records and all the stats you need from the charts. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTIN’: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts” narrowly earns a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 radio list, landing a mere 16 spins ahead of the song at #2: the former chart-topper “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Lizzo’s smash is also back up a notch to #4 on the Rhythmic chart and leaps from 7-5 at Urban radio. This will almost certainly be the final week at #1 for the single here on the pop radio chart, but for just her second chart entry ever, it was a giant breakthrough. Look for “Good As Hell” to continue to perform here through the holidays.

Four new tunes enter the top 40 on this week’s chart. The highest, debuting on the entire chart at #30, is “10,000 Hours” by the duo Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, who earn their third and 26th top 40 entries, respectively. This collaboration is now in the top 40 at three radio formats, with both Country and Hot AC programmers showing the song some love in the last couple of weeks. Making a move from 42-32, it’s “Lonely” by Diplo and the Jonas Brothers. Their collaboration marks the sixth solo appearance in the top 40 for Diplo and the tenth for the trio, four of which have come this year. Billie Eilish checks in at #37 with “All The Good Girls Go To Hell”, her third top 40 entry to date. It’s also in the top 20 on the latest Alternative chart update, where the singer has scored two #1 singles this year. Finishing things up with a small rise from 43-40, Lauv and Anne-Marie each score their fifth top 40 hits with “F**k, I’m Lonely”, taken from the soundtrack to the third season of 13 Reasons Why. Lauv is continuing to put out new tracks from his forthcoming album ~how i’m feeling~, a set on which this single also appears, due March 6.

Things aren’t nearly as exciting in the top 50 this week, but one of this coming Tuesday’s impacting songs breaks in at #45. “Writing On The Wall” is the new hit by French Montana, which also features Post Malone, Cardi B and Rvssian. Four spots lower, the DJ Snake, J Balvin and Tyga collaboration called “Loco Contigo” checks in at #49. The tune has never had an official impact date at the format, though it’s been steadily accumulating a handful of adds each week for some time now.

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty One

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

ZAC PAJAK – “Again” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Singer and songwriter Pajak has a great pop tune with this cut, which comes from hitmaker Jake Gosling’s independent label called Goldun Egg. It’s previously given us some good singles by a female performer named NUUXS, which included Pajak’s involvement.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ELLIOT JONES – “I’m In Love”
HEARTS & COLORS – “F*ck It Up”
JEREMY LOOPS – “What Would I Know”
JOEL ADAMS – “Slipping Off The Edge”
R3HAB x ELLA VOS – “Exhale”

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 13, 2019

“I” of the beholder.

38. Finneas – Shelter
37. Harry Styles – Lights Up | HIGHEST DEBUT

30. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (38)
22. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. The Script – The Last Time (24)

10. Keane – Love Too Much (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Stephen Puth – Look Away (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Normani – Motivation (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Zara Larsson – All The Time (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Taylor Swift – Lover (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ben Platt – Rain (1)
2. OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (2)
3. James Blunt – Cold (3)
4. Parachute – Had It All (5)
5. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (6)
6. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (7)
7. Liam Payne – Stack It Up (10)
8. Echosmith – Lonely Generation (-)
9. Noah Cyrus – July (-)
10. Lady Antebellum – Ocean (-)

In The Mix:
Bebe Rexha – You Can’t Stop The Girl
Bülow – Boys Will Be Boys
Celine Dion – Imperfections
Dan & Shay and Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours
Dean Lewis – Straight Back Down
John Splithoff – Proud
Sam Hunt – Kinfolks (new)
Sugar Ray – Highest Tree (new)
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!

Chart Notes:

  • As Tones And I scores her third week at #1 on my personal chart with “Dance Monkey”, Niall Horan bolts from 32-22 with “Nice To Meet Ya”, claiming the Biggest Mover title in the process. Towards the bottom of the list, new entries from Harry Styles and Finneas come onto the survey at #37 and #38, respectively. “Lights Up” is the fourth solo appearance for Styles outside of One Direction on my chart; we’ll see if it can tie his highest-charting solo song to date, 2017’s “Sign Of The Times”, which spent a week at the top. Finneas debuts with his first top 40 song as an artist, “Shelter”, though he’s previously made the top 40 as a writer and producer for his younger sister Billie Eilish. It comes from a recent EP titled Blood Harmony, which was released last week.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 10, 2004

A good Day for a flashback.

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 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 10, 2004:

40. MAROON 5, “Sunday Morning”
39. JET, “Look What You’ve Done”
36. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Give A Little Bit”
34. MARC BROUSSARD, “Where You Are”

Biggest Mover(s):
GWEN STEFANI, “What You Waiting For?” (34-21, thirteen spots)

10. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (down 3)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. BRYAN ADAMS, “Open Road” (up 4)
Album: Room Service (2004, Mercury Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (down 3)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

07. GREEN DAY, “American Idiot” (up 4)
Album: American Idiot (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (steady, second week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

05. PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” (up 5)
Album: Love Songs: A Compilation… Old And New (2004, Atlantic/Rhino Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (steady, second week)
Album: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records) and Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

03. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses” (steady, second week)
Album: Harmonium (2004, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2

02. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move” (steady, second week)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. U2, “Vertigo” (steady, second week)
Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004, Interscope 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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