Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 26, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

“Feeling” real good.

DEBUTS
39. The 1975 – Somebody Else
38. Lukas Graham – Mama Said
36. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore
35. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Dagny – Backbeat (34)
19. Bastille – Good Grief (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
17. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. OneRepublic – Wherever I Go (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (13) | PEAK: #09
08. DNCE – Toothbrush (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (07) | PEAK: #03
05. Barns Courtney – Fire (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (05) | PEAK: #04
03. P!nk – Just Like Fire (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (1)
2. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (3)
3. MUNA – Loudspeaker (2)
4. Weathers – Happy Pills (8)
5. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (5)
6. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (6)
7. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (-)
8. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (Don’t You Cry For Me) (4)
9. Rob Thomas – Pieces (-)
10. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (7)

In The Mix:
Christina Aguilera – Change
COIN – Talk Too Much
Elton John – A Good Heart
Eric Hutchinson – Anyone Who Knows Me
Hailey Knox – Geeks (new)
High Dive Heart – Misfit
Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl (new)
Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You
Miike Snow – My Trigger
Sara Hartman – Satellite
Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (new)
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man
Tom Odell – Magnetised

Chart Notes:

  • Troye Sivan has one of the biggest songs on my chart so far this year with “Youth”, a three-week #1 that currently falls to #37, down a spot from last week. This week, he lands my Highest Debut at #35 with an updated version of “Wild”. The new mix features singer Alessia Cara. Both of those tracks (“Wild” in its original form) can be found on Blue Neighbourhood, which Sivan released last year.
  • The New York duo Phantogram had a big top five Alternative hit in 2014 with “Fall In Love”. That song didn’t quite make my chart, but their new single is definitely catching on with me. “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” comes in at #36. It’s off to a great start at radio, and should continue to do well through the late summer and early fall.
  • Following their international smash “7 Years”, the Danish quartet Lukas Graham is hitting U.S. radio with “Mama Said”. It’s a new entry at #38 this week. The song interpolates the popular “It’s The Hard Knock Life” from the musical Annie.
  • Lastly, at #39, is the third top 40 single from The 1975‘s I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it album. “Somebody Else” follows “The Sound”, which recently hit #3 and comes in at #31 this week.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 28, 2009

Dave, David and more dudes.

Dave, David and more dudes.

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 28, 2009…

Debuts:
39. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “Love Drunk”

Biggest Mover(s):
HOWIE DAY, “Be There” (30-22, eight spots)

10. THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (down 1)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

09. KATY PERRY, “Waking Up In Vegas” (up 1)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

08. CAROLINA LIAR, “Show Me What I’m Looking For” (down 1)
Album: Coming To Terms (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “Funny The Way It Is” (up 1)
Album: Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King (2009, RCA Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. DAVID COOK, “Come Back To Me” (down 1)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. SHINEDOWN, “Second Chance” (down 1)
Album: The Sound Of Madness (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. NICKELBACK, “If Today Was Your Last Day” (down 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

03. PINK, “Please Don’t Leave Me” (down 1)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace/Zomba Records)
Peak: #2

02. THE FRAY, “Never Say Never” (up 4)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. ROB THOMAS, “Her Diamonds” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight 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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 24, 2016

"Ain't" beating Drake, but still a strong competitor.

“Ain’t” beating Drake… or will it?

Worried about the “Brexit” situation overseas? Well, regardless of the result, we’ll “Remain” giving you the top new releases every week. On with the show! Here are this week’s new albums and singles:

  • THE AVETT BROTHERS — True Sadness (iTunes)
    • In one of the lighter weeks of 2016 thus far, the North Carolina foursome is looking to score the highest new entry on next week’s list. “Ain’t No Man” is currently in the runner-up spot on the Triple A chart, while it’s approaching the top 30 on Alternative radio. A top five entry is pretty much a given, but just how high will it land? Stay tuned.
  • BROODS — Conscious (iTunes)
    • The New Zealand sibling duo is back with their second album and a new single, “Free”, which is this close to reaching a new career peak for them on the Alternative chart. Their last album cracked the top 50 two years ago, and this one is a likely top 30 contender (if not greater.)
  • More albums out this week: Cash Cash‘s Blood, Sweat & 3 Years (iTunes), Hot Hot Heat‘s Hot Hot Heat (iTunes), Marian Hill‘s ACT ONE (iTunes), Mindless Behavior‘s #officialMBmusic (iTunes), Riff Raff‘s Peach Panther (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Brandyn Burnette‘s State I’m In (iTunes), Hailey Knox‘s A Little Awkward (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “11 Blocks”, Wrabel (iTunes)
  • “Closer”, Ferras (iTunes)
  • “Deserve Better”, Jump Smokers featuring Austin Mahone (iTunes)
  • “Everybody We Know Does”, Chase Rice (iTunes)
  • “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)”, Fall Out Boy featuring Missy Elliott (iTunes)
  • “Gods”, Maxwell (iTunes)
  • “Got Your Number”, Serena Ryder (iTunes)
  • “Light Me Up”, Ingrid Michaelson (iTunes)
  • “Lost 2.0”, HØØNCH (iTunes)
  • “Make It Up”, Shura (iTunes)
  • “Oasis”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
  • “Rivals”, Usher featuring Future (iTunes)
  • “Six Feet Under”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
  • “Social”, Cardboard Kids (iTunes)
  • “Sucker For Pain”, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign featuring X Ambassadors (iTunes)
  • “The Story”, LeAnn Rimes (iTunes)
  • “There’s A Girl”, Trent Harmon (iTunes)
  • “Where It All Goes”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
  • “Wild”, Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from American Authors, Blink-182, Maxwell and more.

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 6/12 – 6/18

Record Rewind - June 19, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. We’ll be testing it out this month, so if you like what you see, let me know what you think!

Across the world of SoundCloud and my Indie Summer Mix on Spotify, these records stuck out as my favorite independent tunes of the week…

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BOH DORAN – “Breathe” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Last year, we posted about Doran’s first couple of singles, “Rainbow” and “White Knuckles”, the latter of which hit the top ten on several Spotify Viral lists. Two days ago, she issued her latest single with no fanfare at all. It’s a pretty ballad with radio potential.

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DANIEL FEELS – “Parachute”
New York-based singer/songwriter Dan Goldberger adds to his Distractions, pt. I EP with this cut, which also premiered in video form on the same day. The musical chameleon has given us a big range of genres and textures so far, and this certainly adds to it.

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DECO – “Apollo” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Can our pop bops from King Deco exist at the same time as another act simply called Deco? The answer is, yes. Well, I hope so. It actually marks the third cut we’ve enjoyed from the English act, following “Turn Around” and “Tell Me Lies”. No lie, they’re cool.

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JORDAN GABLE – “Fool Of Me” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Gable took it way back to the 60’s on his previous single, “Want U Anyway”, and now, he takes his time machine forward and into the 80’s. The indie pop record sits nicely with many recent blog songs, with a pleading hook that really brings it home. Get into it.

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KINGTIDES – “Silhouettes”
This North Carolina duo has been on our radar since last year, when “Drive Through The Night” first appeared online. Riding on a synth pop vibe that explodes into an energetic chorus, this new song has not been fully appreciated yet, so get those reposts up.

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MAGGIE ROGERS – “Alaska” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s amazing what a co-sign from Pharrell Williams can do, but the act in question has to be an extra special one that can also hold their own. For newcomer Rogers, she seems to be doing alright so far. Ethereal and pleasant, “Alaska” is the current state of pop.

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NAWAS – “Wrong” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This Nashville act has been getting some huge buzz over the last few months, as their second single shines with major playlists, as well as a top ten peak on Hype Machine’s overall chart. Jake Nawas and his pals can pump out a powerful production. Stay tuned.

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SAY SAY – “Summer Girl” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Los Angeles’s Adam Reiter and Jesse Gurtis have teamed up for a new single that I’d say (say) is great for the season. Beyond that obvious title, it’s a cheery record, beaming a bright pop ray down on the music world. Pool party, anyone? Soak this hot track up.

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SERAMIC – “The Things You Do” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Smooth. We love smooth. Singer Marcus Foster keeps his momentum going with this retro gem, the last song to be released off a new EP called Found. Imagine listening to your favorite soul album late at night, alone, swaying to the groove. It’s a good feeling.

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THØSS – “Benchwarmer” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Earlier this year, THØSS scored with the blog and streaming hit “IWITW”, which stands at 450,000+ plays on Spotify. Now, that single and a few additional songs can be found on his first EP. The title cut rocks with some edge and a moody lyric. It’s real solid.

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VINYL THIEF – “Here In The Moment” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The excitement continues for this Nashville quartet’s EP Touch, due on July 8. “Here” is the second song to be released from it, a new wave meets future pop jam that keeps the beat going. If you need a new emerging act with a slick sound, these guys are great.

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ZEKE FINN – “Love Song” (iTunes) (Spotify)
There are just a few new names in our Rewind this week, and this trio from Brooklyn is one of them. It’s not their debut single, as they’ve been releasing tracks for over a year, but it’s one that appears to have broadened their blog audience. It’s a nice pop tune.

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Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 19, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

“Stop” gets the green light again.

DEBUTS
31. Bastille – Good Grief
29. Passenger – Somebody’s Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (37)
22. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (30) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Chris Ayer – On The Blvd (11) | PEAK: #10
09. The Strumbellas – Spirits (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (05) | PEAK: #03
06. DNCE – Toothbrush (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Barns Courtney – Fire (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. P!nk – Just Like Fire (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (1)
2. MUNA – Loudspeaker (2)
3. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (4)
4. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (Don’t You Cry For Me) (3)
5. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (5)
6. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (6)
7. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (7)
8. Weathers – Happy Pills (9)
9. Tom Odell – Magnetised (10)
10. Sara Hartman – Satellite (8)

In The Mix:
Christina Aguilera – Change (new)
COIN – Talk Too Much
Elton John – A Good Heart
Eric Hutchinson – Anyone Who Knows Me (new)
Haley Reinhart – Better
High Dive Heart – Misfit (new)
Lukas Graham – Mama Said
Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You
Miike Snow – My Trigger
Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (new)
Rob Thomas – Pieces (new)
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man

Chart Notes:

  • Two of the biggest acts to debut on my personal chart in 2013 return with some massive new songs. The singer/songwriter born in the English town of Brighton claims the Highest Debut of the two, coming in at #29. He’s four-time Adam’s Top 40 chart-topper Passenger, and his single is “Somebody’s Love”. It goes for Triple A adds later this month. His new album is titled Young As The Morning Old As The Sea, and it’s due on September 23. Needless to say, I’m very excited to hear it.
  • The only other debut this week is from rockers Bastille, the English quartet that has a pair of chart-toppers thus far. That could change to three if “Good Grief” makes it to the top, but for now, it’s in at #31. Their new album, Wild World, is set to come out later this year. What kind of weird science awaits us on the new set? I’m sure we’ll find out soon.
  • Next week is looking like a really active chart, with the potential for as many as six debuts! There’s a mix of established acts and newcomers that are waiting in the wings, so check back to see who makes it into the 40.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 15, 2003

One potent chart "Remedy".

One potent chart “Remedy”.

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 thirteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 15, 2003…

Debuts:
40. MADONNA, “Hollywood”
37. SKYE SWEETNAM, “Billy S.”
35. LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?”
30. CLAY AIKEN, “This Is The Night”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see below, #4)

10. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Fighter” (down 3)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. HILARY DUFF, “Why Not” (up 2)
Album: The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Soundtrack) (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #8

08. LILLIX, “It’s About Time” (up 2)
Album: Falling Uphill (2003, Maverick Records)
Peak: #7

07. JASON MRAZ, “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” (down 3)
Album: Waiting For My Rocket To Come (2002, Elektra Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

06. THALIA featuring FAT JOE, “I Want You” (steady, second week)
Album: Thalia (2003, Virgin Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Where Is The Love?” (steady, second week)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M Records)
Peak: #4

04. BOOMKAT, “What U Do 2 Me” (up 18)
Album: Boomkatalog.One (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Miss Independent” (steady, second week)
Album: Thankful (2003, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Swing, Swing” (steady, second week)
Album: The All-American Rejects (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. JEWEL, “Intuition” (steady, second week)
Album: 0304 (2003, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 17, 2016

Looking at a red hot debut.

Looking at a Red Hot debut.

Rock it out on this hot June weekend, but keep it a little Country too. We have a lot of both in this week’s schedule, so let’s get to it! Here are this week’s new albums and singles:

  • RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS — The Getaway (iTunes)
    • They’ve had over two dozen top ten singles on the Alternative radio chart and a half-dozen top five albums. So, what’s the next challenge for this legendary rock band? Beating Drake, of course, and his six-week #1 album titled Views. At this time, it’s too close to call, but with “Dark Necessities” riding high at radio and retail, a #1 bow is a possibility.
  • JON PARDI — California Sunrise (iTunes)
    • Pardi’s latest single, “Head Over Boots”, recently reached the top ten on the Country radio chart after a very long run. The California singer has been charting at the format since 2012. Look for him to debut somewhere in the top 20, just as his last album did.
  • JAKE BUGG — On My One (iTunes)
    • Though this set will do much bigger numbers in the U.K., Bugg has a small U.S. audience that will come out in the first week for it. Single “Gimme The Love” tanked at Alternative radio, barely reaching the top 40.
  • More albums out this week: Bassnectar‘s Unlimited (iTunes), Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers‘s Rehab Reunion (iTunes), Gojira‘s Mafma (iTunes), Laura Mvula‘s The Dreaming Room (iTunes), LoCash‘s The Fighters (iTunes), Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs‘s case/lang/veirs (iTunes), Sarah Jarosz‘s Undercurrent (iTunes), The Tragically Hip‘s Man Machine Poem (iTunes), Thousand Foot Krutch‘s Exhale (iTunes), We The Kings‘s So Far (iTunes), YG‘s Still Brazy (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Disclosure‘s Moog For Love (iTunes), KT Tunstall‘s Golden State (iTunes), Mumford & Sons‘s Johannesburg (iTunes), Seramic‘s Found (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now”, Kane Brown (iTunes)
  • “Are We Ready? (Wreck)”, Two Door Cinema Club (iTunes)
  • “Better Love”, Hozier (iTunes)
  • “Broken Drum”, Cash Cash featuring Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick (iTunes)
  • “Flowerchild”, Coleman Hell (iTunes)
  • “Good Grief”, Bastille (iTunes)
  • “Hallelujah”, Alicia Keys (iTunes)
  • “Hope You Understand”, Grace (iTunes)
  • “Mamacita”, Tinie Tempah (iTunes)
  • “No English”, Juicy J featuring Travi$ Scott (iTunes)
  • “Pieces (Sam Feldt Remix)”, Rob Thomas (iTunes)
  • “She Thinks I Still Care (Alt. Version, Take 2)”, Elvis Presley (iTunes)
  • “Somebody’s Love”, Passenger (iTunes)
  • “Summer Nights”, Tiësto featuring John Legend (iTunes)
  • “Titus Was Born”, Young The Giant (iTunes)
  • “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”, Phantogram (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Broods, The Avett Brothers and more.

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