Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 31, 2016

All "Good" at #1.

The chiefs of “Grief”.

DEBUTS
39. Andy Grammer – Fresh Eyes
37. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
27. Grouplove – Welcome To Your Life (32)
24. Katy Perry – Rise (30)
19. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (24)
10. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (17) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
09. Coldplay – Up&Up (14)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (17) | PEAK: #10
09. Coldplay – Up&Up (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
03. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (02) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Bastille – Good Grief (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (1)
2. High Dive Heart – Misfit (3)
3. Weathers – Happy Pills (2)
4. O.A.R. – I Go Through (8)
5. James TW – When You Love Someone (9)
6. Hailey Knox – Geeks (5)
7. MAGIC! – Red Dress (7)
8. Miike Snow – My Trigger (6)
9. COIN – Talk Too Much (-)
10. AURORA – I Went Too Far (-)

In The Mix:
Bronze Radio Return – Only Temporary
Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back (new)
KT Tunstall – Maybe It’s A Good Thing (new)
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Stanaj – Romantic

Chart Notes:

  • Two hits from the Alternative chart make their way into my top ten this week. Up from 14-9 is Coldplay‘s “Up&Up”, which becomes their 11th top ten since 2005. The group is tied for the most #1 singles ever on my personal chart with seven; will a record eighth be in their future? We’ll see soon. Soaring from 17-10 is the second entry, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” by Phantogram. It’s the duo’s first time in the region.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is by a California singer/songwriter that made my top ten in her first seven chart appearances, a duet with Jason Mraz among them. Colbie Caillat returns with her 11th top 40 single, “Goldmine”, entering at #37. The single marks her first away from Republic (formerly Universal Republic) Records. You’ll now find her under her own label, PlummyLou, distributed by Sony’s RED.
  • At #39 is the week’s only other debut, “Fresh Eyes” by Andy Grammer. It’s his seventh single to reach my top 40, and the first from his forthcoming third album. Since my chart began in 1999, two “Eyes” songs saw their way to the top. In 2005, it was “Behind These Hazel Eyes” from Kelly Clarkson, which held at #1 for four weeks. Two years later, “Her Eyes” by Pat Monahan spent five weeks there.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 29, 2012

"Close" to the top.

“Close” to the top.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 29, 2012…

Debuts:
40. MAT KEARNEY, “Sooner Or Later”
39. BIG TIME RUSH, “Windows Down”
38. GREEN DAY, “Oh Love”
37. ANDY GRAMMER, “Miss Me”
36. THE SCRIPT featuring WILL.I.AM, “Hall Of Fame”

Biggest Mover(s):
NO DOUBT, “Settle Down” (34-24, ten spots)

10. CHRIS WALLACE, “Remember When (Push Rewind)” (up 3)
Album: Push Rewind (2012, ThinkSay Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

09. ALEX CLARE, “Too Close” (up 1)
Album: The Lateness Of The Hour (2012, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #7

08. GRAFFITI6, “Stare Into The Sun” (down 3)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Good Time” (up 4)
Album: The Midsummer Station (2012, Republic Records) and Kiss (2012, 604/School Boy/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “She’s So Mean” (up 1)
Album: North (2012, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

05. MAROON 5, “Payphone” (down 3)
Album: Overexposed (2012, A&M/Octone/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. KATY PERRY, “Wide Awake” (up 2)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. TRAIN, “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” (up 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

02. GROUPLOVE, “Tongue Tied” (steady, second week)
Album: Never Trust A Happy Song (2011, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. FUN., “Some Nights” (steady, second week)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 29, 2016

Major debut alert.

Major debut alert.

Don’t think I’ve ever considered being a locksmith as a career, but by the amount of keys referenced in this week’s top new release, perhaps there’s a business opportunity on the horizon. Here’s a look at the new and notable albums and singles on the schedule:

  • DJ KHALED — Major Key (iTunes)
    • When your imprint has three of the top 20 singles at both Rhythmic and Urban radio, I’d say you’re doing pretty well for yourself. That’s indeed the case for this 40-year-old DJ/producer from Miami, who will likely reach the top of the iTunes listing faster than you can shout “WE THE BEST MUSIC!” Major key for this release: selling enough copies to defeat Drake‘s Views.
  • JAKE OWEN — American Love (iTunes)
    • Owen’s fifth studio album features the single “American Country Love Song”, which is rising in the top ten at Country radio. He’s certainly the patriotic performer this era, and he’ll likely have a top 20 entry on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • FANTASIA — The Definition Of… (iTunes)
    • It’s been 12 years since Barrino became the third American Idol, and this week, she’s back with her fifth studio album. The current single from it is “Sleeping With The One I Love”, a top 20 record on the Urban AC survey.
  • More albums out this week: Billy Talent‘s Afraid Of Heights (iTunes), Descendents‘s Hypercaffium Spazzinate (iTunes), Hillary Scott And The Scott Family‘s Love Remains (iTunes), Jarryd James‘s High (iTunes), Jason Derulo‘s Platinum Hits (iTunes), MAALA‘s Composure (iTunes), NAO‘s For All We Know (iTunes), Viola Beach‘s Viola Beach (iTunes), ZHU‘s Generationwhy (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Michael Blume‘s When I Get It Right (iTunes)

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

  • “Any Moment Now”, Barbra Streisand with Hugh Jackman (iTunes)
  • “Bad Decisions”, Two Door Cinema Club (iTunes)
  • “Closer”, The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey (iTunes)
  • “Comeback Kid”, The Band Perry (iTunes, August 1)
  • “Dang!”, Mac Miller featuring Anderson .Paak (iTunes)
  • “Fake It”, Bastille (iTunes)
  • “First Day Of Summer”, Jesse Ruben (iTunes)
  • “Flex”, Tory Lanez (iTunes)
  • “Fresh Eyes”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
  • “F**k Apologies”, JoJo featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
  • “Howl At The Moon”, Nick Fradiani (iTunes)
  • “I Know A Girl”, The Preatures (iTunes)
  • “I Want To Live”, Skillet (iTunes)
  • “In The Name Of Love”, Martin Garrix featuring Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
  • “Killing Me”, Ofelia K (iTunes)
  • “Longest Days”, John Mellencamp (iTunes)
  • “Love Is A Burden”, Jamestown Revival (iTunes)
  • “Love Remains”, Hey Violet (iTunes)
  • “Playground”, High Dive Heart (iTunes)
  • “Run Run Blood”, Phantogram (iTunes)
  • “Somebody Else Will”, Justin Moore (iTunes)
  • “The Only Way Out”, Andra Day (iTunes)
  • “Three Empty Words”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
  • “Weekend Millionaires”, Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
  • “When She Walks”, ELEL (iTunes)
  • “Zillionaire”, Flo Rida (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Chris Lane, DJ Snake, O.A.R. and more.

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/17 – 7/23

Record Rewind - July 24, 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. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

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

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BEST NIGHT EVER – “Fire Me Up” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Tropical vibes for a cause? Yes, it’s true. The Trevor Project (U.S.) and Kids Help Phone (Canada) are earning the proceeds from sales and streams of this song. So, feel good about digging that summery sound, and feel better knowing that kids are aided by it.


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KNGDAVD – “Say My Name” (iTunes) (Spotify)
They may be lacking a few vowels in their name, but this New York City duo makes up for it with some punchy pop songs that will get you energized. Their latest tune sounds like a sync waiting to happen; don’t be surprised if you hear it on TV soon. Get into it!

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LAVOY – “Smile” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Though they released their first EP two years ago, it wasn’t until earlier this week that I discovered this Spokane quintet and that nostalgic 80’s pop influence shining like a sunny afternoon. If you’re looking for a song that will perk you up, this is a great listen.

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PIERRE STEMMETT – “No Sweat”
Stemmett’s been on my radar since last year, when he uploaded a single called “Sleep Anthem”. So, if you’ve been sleeping on the South African singer up until now, you should probably take a listen to his tropical pop jam. “No” leads his upcoming EP, Outset.

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STEFAN ALEXANDER – “Skeleton” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Making a good first impression with his debut single, Alexander searches through the shadows of a love gone wrong to find a way to begin anew in this dark cut. Early contender for a new Halloween playlist? I think so. I’m looking forward to more of his songs.

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THE ELECTRIC SONS – “Cool”
Last year, I discovered a handful of great tracks from this Atlanta band, including “Into The Night” and “Tell Me What To Say”. It takes good timing to release a single called “Cool” during a major heat wave, and that electropop goodness is some needed relief.

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YOUNG SUMMER – “Paused Parade” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Earlier this month, I featured “Alright” from this D.C. singer in the Rewind. Now, musical chameleon Bobbie Allen returns with a light piece of pleasurable pop, influenced by jazz elements. If a picture of a summer day came alive, it would sound like this track.

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For more new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
ANNA MAE – “Just Watch” (SoundCloud)
JAMES DELANEY – “Please Don’t Go” (SoundCloud)
STALGIA – “In The Trees” (SoundCloud)
SVRCINA – “Island” (SoundCloud)

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: July 24, 2016

All "Good" at #1.

All “Good” at #1.

DEBUTS
40. Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You
39. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire
32. Grouplove – Welcome To Your Life | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Nathan Sykes – Give It Up (38)
31. Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl (36)
30. Katy Perry – Rise (39)
24. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (22)
07. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk – Just Like Fire (07) | PEAK: #03
09. American Authors – What We Live For (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (13) | PEAK: #07
06. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (02) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
01. Bastille – Good Grief (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (2)
2. Weathers – Happy Pills (3)
3. High Dive Heart – Misfit (7)
4. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (4)
5. Hailey Knox – Geeks (8)
6. Miike Snow – My Trigger (10)
7. MAGIC! – Red Dress (-)
8. O.A.R. – I Go Through (-)
9. James TW – When You Love Someone (-)
10. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (9)

In The Mix:
AURORA – I Went Too Far (new)
Bronze Radio Return – Only Temporary
COIN – Talk Too Much
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Stanaj – Romantic

Chart Notes:

  • There’s a familiar name taking the throne on my personal chart. The London quartet Bastille has their third #1 single with “Good Grief”, which climbs 3-1 in its sixth week in the countdown. It’s taken from their upcoming album Wild World, which is released on September 9. (You’ll find that release date to be a common one in this week’s notes.) Their previous #1 songs were 2013’s “Pompeii” and 2014’s “Of The Night”, which each spent two weeks at the top. We’ll see if this can get to three.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is a new hit for the Los Angeles act called Grouplove. “Welcome To Your Life” comes in at #32. It leads their forthcoming third album, Big Mess, due on September 9. It was four years ago this month that “Tongue Tied” led my chart for two weeks. Though they’ve hit the top five a couple of times since that single, they haven’t been back to the top spot. Will this be the song to do it? Stay tuned.
  • In the fall of 2003, singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw scored his first top 40 hit on my chart with “Follow Through”. It hit a peak of #11. This week, his new single enters the top 40 at #39. It’s “She Sets The City On Fire”, featured on the upcoming album Something Worth Saving, due September 9. DeGraw’s biggest hit on my chart remains “Chariot”, which reached #2 in 2005.
  • Finally, at #40, is Seattle singer Mary Lambert and “Hang Out With You”. It’s her first single to be released since her exit from Capitol Records earlier this year. (She’s now under the independent Tender Heart label.) In 2014, “Secrets” got to #8 on my chart, the only charting song from the Heart On My Sleeve album.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 22, 2007

Roaming in the chart "World".

Roaming in the chart “World”.

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 22, 2007…

Debuts:
39. SILVERCHAIR, “Straight Lines”
36. DAUGHTRY, “Over You”
17. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “How Far We’ve Come”

Biggest Mover(s):
MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (22-14, eight spots)

10. DBCLIFFORD, “Don’t Wanna” (down 3)
Album: Recyclable (2007, Sony BMG Records – Canada)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. DARREN HAYES, “On The Verge Of Something Wonderful” (up 3)
Album: This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007, Powdered Sugar Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

08. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “The Great Escape” (up 3)
Album: Boys Like Girls (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

07. JAMES MORRISON, “Wonderful World” (up 1)
Album: Undiscovered (2007, Polydor/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7

06. BRANDI CARLILE, “The Story” (down 2)
Album: The Story (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Everything” (down 3)
Album: Call Me Irresponsible (2007, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. AMY WINEHOUSE, “Rehab” (down 3)
Album: Back To Black (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. ROZ BELL, “Yesterday Man” (steady, second week)
Album: The First Sunbeams (2007, Universal Records – Canada)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. LIFEHOUSE, “First Time” (up 3)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2

01. EMERSON HART, “If You’re Gonna Leave” (up 5)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 22, 2016

All rapped up.

All rapped up.

We’ve hit the summer doldrums of the music industry this week. Unless Frank Ocean or Travis Scott drop their new albums, a superstar has a surprise set, or we somehow end up in a time warp to 1999, things are pretty barren. Here’s a quick look at the new and notable albums and singles this week:

  • LIL DURK — Durk 2X (iTunes)
    • The 23-year-old Chicago rapper is likely to have one of the higher debuts on next week’s chart, as his last set made its entrance in the top 20 on the Billboard 200. The current single from it is “Money Walk”, sitting just below the top 40 at Urban radio.
  • GUCCI MANE — Everybody Looking (iTunes)
    • This is the Alabama rapper’s first studio album since being released from prison, and several of the tracks are gaining nicely at streaming platforms. It’s hard to tell where it’ll place, but there’s definitely interest.
  • KEITH SWEAT — Dress To Impress (iTunes)
    • Sweat recently topped the Urban AC chart with “Good Love”. It could end up in the top 40 on the album listing, but it will likely be much bigger on the R&B survey.
  • More albums out this week: Crown The Empire‘s Retrograde (iTunes), HONNE‘s Warm On A Cold Night (iTunes), Periphery‘s Periphery III: Select Difficulty (iTunes), Relient K‘s Air For Free (iTunes), Stephen Marley‘s Revelation Part II: “The Fruit Of Life” (iTunes), Trent Dabbs‘s The Optimist (iTunes), Twisted Sister‘s Metal Meltdown (Live) (iTunes), Us The Duo‘s Just Love (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: (coming soon…)

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

  • “Activated”, Cher Lloyd (iTunes)
  • “American Love”, Jake Owen (iTunes)
  • “Bleeding Heart”, Regina Spektor (iTunes)
  • “Cold Water”, Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber &  (iTunes)
  • “Goldmine”, Colbie Caillat (iTunes)
  • “Greenlight”, Pitbull featuring Flo Rida and LunchMoney Lewis (iTunes)
  • “Hometown Girl”, ZHU (iTunes)
  • “Painting (Masterpiece)”, Lewis Del Mar (iTunes)
  • “Purple Lamborghini”, Skrillex & Rick Ross (iTunes)
  • “Sunday Smile”, Jake Troth (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from DJ Khaled, Jake Owen, Jason DeruloZHU and more.

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