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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 21, 2016

Going gaga for Bublé.

Going gaga for Michael.

Just as the leaves turn those vibrant colors, so too does the release schedule for new music, chock-full of bright young stars and shining established acts. Rake in those records, because here are the notable albums and singles out this week:

MICHAEL BUBLÉ — Nobody But Me (iTunes)
Canadian crooner Bublé hopes to grab his fifth #1 album in the U.S. with this effort, which is his first studio album in over three years. The title track from it is approaching the top ten on the AC chart, while it recently entered the top 50 on the Hot AC chart. There are a couple of collaborations of note, including one with pop singer Meghan Trainor on the cut “Someday”. Though it won’t approach the first week sales of some of his prior efforts, the upper demo will drive this record to a potential #1 entry.

LADY GAGA — Joanne (iTunes)
After the messy era that was ARTPOP, this New York performer has been making some big moves over the past few years, from a chart-topping jazz album with Tony Bennett, to a Golden Globe win for American Horror Story: Hotel, to big performances on the Grammy Awards and at the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, her latest musical era is off to a rocky start. “Perfect Illusion” has struggled, and reviews for the set are mixed. Still, it should earn a top five debut (#1 is possible!) on the album chart.

D.R.A.M. — Big Baby D.R.A.M. (iTunes)
Ain’t no tellin’ what kind of numbers this album will do during the week, but given the big success of single “Broccoli”, its overall units are likely to be higher. Of course, this performer had a smaller radio hit in “Cha Cha” last year, although it was pulled from Urban radio as Drake‘s “Hotline Bling” began to take off. Luckily, the Virginia native is doing quite well for himself now.

JIMMY EAT WORLD — Integrity Blues (iTunes)
They’ve been charting in the States since 2001, and Blues marks the Arizona group’s ninth studio album since their self-titled set in 1994. First single “Sure And Certain” sits just below the top ten on Alternative radio, their highest-charting song in six years.

SAINT MOTEL — Saintmotelevision (iTunes)
This California band released their first album independently four years ago. Their latest set includes first single “Move”, which is moving along in the top 20 on the Alternative chart. Don’t change the channel yet; this album is bound to be a good one.

Christmas albums out this week: Amy Grant‘s Tennessee Christmas (iTunes), Pentatonix‘s A Pentatonix Christmas (iTunes), R. Kelly‘s 12 Nights Of Christmas (iTunes), Rascal Flatts‘s The Greatest Gift Of All (iTunes), Sarah McLachlan‘s Wonderland (iTunes)

More albums out this week: Chris Tomlin‘s Never Lose Sight (iTunes), Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra‘s The Wonder Of You (iTunes), Korn‘s The Serenity Of Suffering (iTunes), Leonard Cohen‘s You Want It Darker (iTunes), Sia‘s This Is Acting (Deluxe Edition) (iTunes), The Pretty Reckless‘s Who You Selling For (iTunes), Tyler Glenn‘s Excommunication (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Nightly‘s Honest (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Time Low”, Kip Moore (iTunes)
“Better Man”, Little Big Town (iTunes)
“Body 2 Body”, Dragonette (iTunes)
“Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”, Jamie Cullum (iTunes)
“Find What You’re Looking For”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Good Time People” and “Midnight Special”, Spencer Ludwig (iTunes)
“Hometown”, Kane Brown (iTunes)
“Love My Life”, Robbie Williams (iTunes)
“Not Easy”, Alex Da Kid featuring X Ambassadors, Elle King & Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Remember Who I Was”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Rockabye”, Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Take My Breath Away”, Alesso (iTunes)
“The Story Never Ends”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Think About You”, LÉON (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Jeezy, Kenny ChesneyTove Lo and more.

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 10/9 – 10/15

Record Rewind - October 16, 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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BEACH WEATHER – “Chit Chat” (iTunes) (Spotify)
We could really use some beach weather with the recent fall chill starting up again, but I think this is about as close as we’re going to get. This trio had a song called “Wolf” that I enjoyed in 2015, and their latest song is another rockin’ release from the LAB crew.

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DECO – “I T I W Y” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This English group was last on the Rewind in June, when their single “Apollo” was released. Now, “I T I W Y”, or “I Thought I Was Yours” to those of you who’d like to spell it all out, is making its debut and soaking up all that lovely mid-80’s new wave goodness.

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GOLDEN COAST – “Comeback Kid” (iTunes) (Spotify)
If you’re a Country music fan, you’re probably familiar with a current radio song with the same title from a certain sibling trio. It’s definitely not this one, a pretty catchy track from Denny White and Steven Mudd that’s been knocking out the competition online.


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YOUNG SUMMER – “Echo” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Yes, after months of waiting, it’s finally coming. Get ready for her new EP You Would Have Loved It Here, due on October 28. On the Rewind, I’ve featured the three previous singles from the EP: “Alright”, “Fallout” and “Paused Parade”. This tune is also good.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
HUDSON SCOTT – “Panning For Gold” (SoundCloud)
SAM TINNESZ – “Dangerous Game” (SoundCloud)
TAY SALEM – “Recreate” (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: October 16, 2016

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Michael makes it a month.

DEBUTS
40. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To
38. Shawn Mendes – Mercy
35. Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. DNCE – Body Moves (37)
30. BANNERS – Into The Storm (35)
25. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (30)
15. Niall Horan – This Town (22) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (07) | PEAK: #07
08. Saint Motel – Move (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (02) | PEAK: #02
05. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
04. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (04) | PEAK: #04
03. OneRepublic – Kids (05) | PEAK: #03
02. James TW – When You Love Someone (06) | PEAK: #02
01. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nathan Sykes – Famous (1)
2. LP – Lost On You (2)
3. Matt Simons – Lose Control (5)
4. The Mowgli’s – Bad Thing (6)
5. Royal Teeth – Kids Conspire (7)
6. Ingrid Michaelson – Still The One (10)
7. Bobby Bazini – C’est La Vie (-)
8. Goo Goo Dolls – Over And Over (-)
9. Matt Hires – Fighting A Ghost (9)
10. Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off!
Capital Cities – Vowels
Daya – Words (new)
for KING & COUNTRY – Priceless
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go (new)
Johnnyswim – Let It Matter
Justin Klump – Keep On, Keepin’ On
Maty Noyes – In My Mind (new)
Olly Murs – Grow Up
The Last Bandoleros – Where Do You Go?
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut, at #35, is by one of the most successful bands to make my chart since it began. They have a total of six #1 songs, including big hits like “Makes Me Wonder”, “Misery” and “This Love”. Of course, I’m talking about Maroon 5, and their latest single is “Don’t Wanna Know”. Though the song has received mixed reaction for its tropical house nature, it had a strong start at both radio and retail, and its Pokémon Go-themed music video is generating some big buzz as well.
  • Teenage Canadian singer Shawn Mendes is making his way down the chart with “Treat You Better”, which reached a peak of #2 recently. However, he debuts this week with the follow-up single, “Mercy”. It’s new at #38. Both tracks are taken from the former #1 album Illuminate, which managed to reach the top five in over a dozen countries. “Mercy” impacts at the CHR format this Tuesday, so stay tuned to see how well it does on the latest adds report.
  • Two weeks ago, my #40 song made its radio debut on Carson Daly’s Daly Download countdown program. At the time, it was unable to be download, streamed or tagged. So, now that it’s had a proper release in the last few days, we can all identify the trio Captain Cuts and vocalist Nateur on their track “Love Like We Used To”. Both acts have either production or writing credits on prior chart hits, but have never charted as artists before.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 14, 2007

"Straight" back to 2007.

“Straight” back to 2007.

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 October 14, 2007…

Debuts:
40. DAVID GRAY, “You’re The World To Me”
39. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days”

Biggest Mover(s):
ROZ BELL, “Papercut” (23-11, twelve spots)

10. DAUGHTRY, “Over You” (up 2)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA)
Peak: #9 for four weeks

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

08. JAMES BLUNT, “1973” (steady, third week)
Album: All The Lost Souls (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Bubbly” (up 2)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for four weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Wake Up Call” (up 1)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #3

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

04. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (up 1)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. SILVERCHAIR, “Straight Lines” (steady, second week)
Album: Young Modern (2007, Eleven: A Music Company/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “How Far We’ve Come” (steady, second week)
Album: Exile On Mainstream (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. PAT MONAHAN, “Her Eyes” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Last Of Seven (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five 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 October 14, 2016

Will they be Kings of the chart?

Will they be Kings of the chart?

Now that Yom Kippur has passed and the fasting is done, feast on these musical treasures from your favorite artists, as well as a few newcomers. Here are the notable albums and singles out this week:

KINGS OF LEON — WALLS (We Are Like Love Songs) (iTunes)
The Followill family is back and ready to rock. Their last two studio albums have topped out at #2 on the Billboard 200, so their first potential #1 album is a pretty big deal for the boys. The lead single from it, “Waste A Moment”, didn’t waste any time in its quick run to #1 at Triple A radio. (It’s also currently climbing up the top ten at Alternative radio.)

THE GAME — 1992 (iTunes)
The California rapper has accumulated a string of seven top ten studio albums, including a pair of Documentary albums in 2015 and three #1 albums since 2005. His latest effort features the single “All Eyez” as a bonus track, which recently hit the top 30 on the Urban chart, though it appears to be sliding into a downward spin trend.

JOJO — Mad Love. (iTunes)
After a series of singles and mixtapes during the last decade, this 25-year-old returns with her first studio album since 2006. It’s led by “No Apologies”, which is receiving some minor airplay at both CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC stations. Will she be able to get a top ten album? A lot of fans have been waiting for this one.

More albums out this week: Chris Young‘s It Must Be Christmas (iTunes), Coleman Hell‘s Summerland (iTunes), Conor Oberst‘s Ruminations (iTunes), Hillsong United‘s Let There Be Light (iTunes), Sabrina Carpenter‘s EVOLution (iTunes), The Naked And Famous‘s Simple Forms (iTunes), Two Door Cinema Club‘s Gameshow (iTunes), Kidz Bop 33 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: LANKS‘s Viet Rose (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Night”, The Vamps featuring Matoma (iTunes)
“Blink”, FRANKIE (iTunes)
“Comeback Kid”, Golden Coast (iTunes)
“Don’t Wanna Know”, Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
“Garden”, Emeli Sandé featuring Jay Electronica and Áine Zion (iTunes)
“High Times For Low Lives”, The Griswolds (iTunes)
“Love Like We Used To”, Captain Cuts featuring Nateur (iTunes)
“Midnight”, Tyler Glenn (iTunes)
“Sad Song”, Parson James (iTunes)
“Skin And Bones”, The Wind + The Wave (iTunes)
“True Disaster”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“What Do You Love”, Seeb featuring Jacob Banks (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Jimmy Eat World, Lady GagaTyler Glenn and more.

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 10/2 – 10/8

Record Rewind - October 9, 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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JUNIOR EMPIRE – “Danger” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This London quintet has been featured twice before on my Rewind, and their latest song is another worthy part of their catalog. It has a definite early 90’s feel to it, perhaps inspired by larger bands of the day like Depeche Mode or New Order. It’s a good sound.

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LAUV – “Breathe” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Former New Yorker and now Los Angeles singer/songwriter Ari Leff continues to deliver solid records, experimenting with many different sounds along the way. His latest single strikes a good balance between the classic soft rock song and modern production.

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SMITH & THELL – “Row” (Spotify)
This Swedish duo had a hit on Spotify earlier this year with a single titled “Statue”. Between the original version and a remix, it’s a little below 2.4 million plays overall at the service. However, their latest release is an even catchier folk-pop jam. It’s great for fall.


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ZAYDE WØLF – “Born Ready” (iTunes) (Spotify)
I’ve been supporting Wølf’s prowl for pop glory since the beginning of the year, and my animal instinct tells me that he’s due for a great run with his album Golden Age. It’s a big release in what’s been a big period of syncs for the musician, and he’s not done yet.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
CASTLECOMER – “Get In Line” (SoundCloud)
ELLE WATSON – “Walls” (SoundCloud)
KIDS AT MIDNIGHT – “Turn It Off” (SoundCloud)
LEON POWER – “Blind” (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: October 9, 2016

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More for Michael.

DEBUTS
(none)

TOP GAINERS
25. Train – Play That Song (36)
22. Niall Horan – This Town (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – Good Grief (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
08. Saint Motel – Move (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (07) | PEAK: #07
06. James TW – When You Love Someone (10) | PEAK: #06
05. OneRepublic – Kids (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nathan Sykes – Famous (3)
2. LP – Lost On You (5)
3. Nick Fradiani – All On You (2)
4. The Score – Unstoppable (1)
5. Matt Simons – Lose Control (4)
6. The Mowgli’s – Bad Thing (6)
7. Royal Teeth – Kids Conspire (9)
8. Shawn Mendes – Mercy (-)
9. Matt Hires – Fighting A Ghost (10)
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Still The One (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off!
Bobby Bazini – C’est La Vie
Capital Cities – Vowels
Captain Cuts – Love Like We Used To
Five For Fighting – Born To Win
for KING & COUNTRY – Priceless
Johnnyswim – Let It Matter
JoJo – No Apologies
Justin Klump – Keep On, Keepin’ On
Kris Allen – Love Will Find You
Olly Murs – Grow Up (new)
The Last Bandoleros – Where Do You Go?
Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand

Chart Notes:

  • While Michael Bublé‘s “Nobody But Me” remains at #1 for a third week, a few tracks in the top ten are looking to steal the top spot from it later this month. Up 6-5 is OneRepublic‘s “Kids”, their biggest hit on my chart in over three years. Making a four notch jump to #6 is newcomer James TW and “When You Love Someone”, impacting at Hot AC radio tomorrow. In just four weeks, Emeli Sandé‘s “Hurts” is at #10, up three from last week. Who will grab the throne first? Stay tuned!
  • Two of last week’s entries achieve double-digit moves on the chart this week. Train‘s “Play That Song” plays on at #25, up a very nice 11 spots. They last hit my top ten with “Angel In Blue Jeans” in 2014, and “Play” could hit the region in the next few weeks. However, this week’s Biggest Mover is Niall Horan‘s “This Town”, climbing an amazing 15 notches from 37-22. The singer from One Direction is also due for some top ten time by the end of the month.
  • Only seven more weeks until the end of the chart year! While you’re carving out some pumpkins for Halloween, I’ll continue to carve out this list of my top 100 songs of 2016. More to come…

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