Monthly Archives: June 2017

RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 6/11 – 6/17/17

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 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…

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MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Into Yellow” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Brown’s been a favorite on both the blog and my chart for nearly three years, with songs like “Nostalgia” and “Take Out Of Me” still getting a fair amount of listening on my media player of choice. The ethereal pop track proves to be a very special musical moment.

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WHISSELL – “Been Here Before” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Here’s the Nashville performer who, much like her song title, has been here before on several occasions. In fact, the excellent “Legs Crossed” was featured on the Rewind last month. In the evolution of this lovely artist, this and “Legs” deliver some radio potential.

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WYLDER – “Save A Way” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This Washington, D.C.-based quartet looks a little different from when they were last featured on our feed, but their first new song in over a year is a good companion to their summer indie pop anthem “Sunstroke”, released in 2015. This guitar-driven track rules!

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
Johnny Stimson – “Honeymoon” (SoundCloud)
Nicholas Roberts – “Before You Go” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 18, 2017

Illuminating the top spot.

DEBUTS
39. Picture This – Never Change
36. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Andy Grammer – Give Love (39)
29. Lorde – Perfect Places (34)
24. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – So Close (28)
12. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (17)
11. Tom Walker – Just You And I (18) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Train – Drink Up (09) | PEAK: #09
08. New Politics – One Of Us (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Paramore – Hard Times (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. John Mayer – In The Blood (1)
2. Hanson – I Was Born (4)
3. Barns Courtney – Golden Dandelions (9)
4. LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (7)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
6. Loote – High Without Your Love (10)
7. Billy Raffoul – Driver (8)
8. Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (6)
9. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (-)
10. All Time Low – Good Times (-)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – Someone To You
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (new)
Jennifer Hudson – Remember Me
Jorge Blanco – Summer Soul (new)
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
Rachel Crow – Dime
The Killers – The Man (new)
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes on his first #1 on my chart, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. It climbs 2-1 in its ninth week in the countdown. Mendes went as high as #2 last year with “Treat You Better”. Another treasure from Canada, Carly Rae Jepsen, lands this week’s Highest Debut with “Cut To The Feeling”. The cut from Leap! hops in at #36. It’s Jepsen’s seventh time on my chart since 2012. Additionally, Irish duo Picture This lands in the picture at #39 with their first top 40 hit, “Never Change”.
  • Right now, as this post goes public, I’m likely dancing the night away at a family wedding. Needless to say, full commentary is going to be back next weekend.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 19, 2011

Songs I was

Surviving in Adam’s musical land.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 19, 2011…

Debuts:
40. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Brighter Than The Sun”
39. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Loud Music”
38. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Smile”
37. BRITNEY SPEARS, “I Wanna Go”

Biggest Movers:
(see #10 below)

10. KATY PERRY, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (up 9)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “The Story Of Us” (up 1)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. BC JEAN, “I’ll Survive You” (up 1)
Album: I’ll Survive You – Single (2010, J Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. GRAHAM COLTON, “Pacific Coast Eyes” (down 2)
Album: Pacific Coast Eyes (2011, GC Records)
Peak: #5

06. ANDREW ALLEN, “Loving You Tonight” (up 1)
Album: Loving You Tonight – Single (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

05. PARACHUTE, “Something To Believe In” (down 2)
Album: The Way It Was (2011, Mercury/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. MAT KEARNEY, “Hey Mama” (up 2)
Album: Young Love (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

03. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “MoneyGrabber” (down 2)
Album: Pickin’ Up The Pieces (2010, Dangerbird Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. ONEREPUBLIC, “Good Life” (up 2)
Album: Waking Up (2009, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. MATT NATHANSON, “Faster” (up 1)
Album: Modern Love (2011, Vanguard 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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 16, 2017

Praise the Lorde.

Take a drive down the musical highway, hit the “Green Light” and speed off into a schedule full of great releases for this Friday. Here are the notable albums and singles you can check out now:

LORDE – Melodrama (iTunes)
My top pick for this week is the sophomore album by this New Zealand singer and songwriter, who is coming off a number of notable television and festival performances so far this year. The album’s first single, “Green Light”, climbed as high as #8 on the Alternative chart, as well as #19 at Top 40, while “Perfect Places” is just beginning its run at the former format. Though the era’s had its share of missteps, the album should have a good debut in the top five (or higher) next week.

2 CHAINZ – Pretty Girls Like Trap Music (iTunes)
This Georgia rapper has reached the top five on the Billboard 200 with 3 Albumz, but only his 2012 debut went all the way to the top of both that and the R&B survey. The set features former top ten Urban radio hit “Good Drank”, with Gucci Mane and Quavo, and current single “It’s A Vibe”, which features Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz and Jhené Aiko. It is a contender for the highest debut of the week, so stay tuned to see where it lands.

PORTUGAL. THE MAN – Woodstock (iTunes)
The new release from this Alaska band may not be as legendary as the 1969 musical festival, but it does have a lot of super music that you can experience. Of course, this album is led by “Feel It Still”, which is very close to reaching the #1 spot at the Alternative format. (It’s also beginning a cross to Hot AC.) You may recognize it from the new ad for Apple’s iPad Pro. It should have a nice debut.

ROYAL BLOOD – How Did We Get So Dark? (iTunes)
The English duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher made quite an impression on the rock world three years ago with a self-titled album. Now, they return with a highly-anticipated set, featuring the Active Rock hit “Lights Out”. Watch for Dark to see the light somewhere in the top ten.

More albums out this week: Beth Ditto‘s Fake Sugar (iTunes), Big Boi‘s BOOMIVERSE (iTunes), Cheap Trick‘s We’re All Alright! (iTunes), CKY‘s The Phoenix (iTunes), Crystal Bowersox‘s Alive (iTunes), Eli Young Band‘s Fingertips (iTunes), Fleet Foxes‘s Crack-Up (iTunes), Hey Violet‘s From The Outside (iTunes), Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit‘s The Nashville Sound (iTunes), Nickelback‘s Feed The Machine (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Bassnectar‘s Reflective, Pt. 1 (iTunes), Shawn Hook‘s My Side Of Your Story (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Night”, Kirstin (iTunes)
“All Stars”, Martin Solveig featuring ALMA (iTunes)
“Baby It’s You”, Haley Reinhart (iTunes)
“Been Here Before”, Whissell (iTunes)
“Better Off”, Handsome Ghost (iTunes)
“Can’t Do”, Everything Everything (iTunes)
“Congratulations (Remix)”, Post Malone featuring Quavo and Future (iTunes)
“Creature Comfort”, Arcade Fire (iTunes)
“Despacito/I’m The One (Mashup)”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Me Get Me”, James Gillespie (iTunes)
“Don’t Matter Now”, George Ezra (iTunes)
“Feelin’ You”, Daniel Skye featuring R. City (iTunes)
“Feels”, Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean (iTunes)
“Fine”, Tayler Buono (iTunes)
“Fuck With You”, Cardiknox (iTunes)
“Girls Girls”, Icona Pop (iTunes)
“Glorious”, Macklemore featuring Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Glue”, Fickle Friends (iTunes)
“Harder”, Tiësto & KSHMR featuring Talay Riley (iTunes)
“Heartland”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Higher”, Eliza And The Bear (iTunes)
“Hometowns”, Jacob Jeffries (iTunes)
“Honeymoon”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Hope”, Elias (iTunes)
“I Know A Place (Miike Snow Remix)”, MUNA (iTunes)
“Instruction”, Jax Jones featuring Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Into Yellow”, Martin Luke Brown (iTunes)
“Just For One Night”, Blonde featuring Astrid S (iTunes)
“Let Me Breathe”, Action Bronson (iTunes)
“Life’s About To Get Good”, Shania Twain (iTunes)
“Love Again”, Hedley (iTunes)
“Moan”, VALNTN featuring Trevor Dering (iTunes)
“Night Call”, Steve Aoki featuring Lil Yachty and Migos (iTunes)
“No Fear”, DeJ Loaf (iTunes)
“Nobody Else But You”, LCAW (iTunes)
“Oh Devil”, Electric Guest featuring Devin Di Dakta (iTunes)
“One I Want”, Majid Jordan featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR (iTunes)
“Reverse”, Sage The Gemini (iTunes)
“Save A Way”, Wylder (iTunes)
“Snooze”, Johnny Yukon (iTunes)
“Stay The Same”, Fancy Cars featuring Neil Ormandy (iTunes)
“Strip That Down (Acoustic)”, Liam Payne (iTunes)
“Summer Days”, Milow featuring Sebastian Yatra (iTunes)
“Sunny Days”, Armin Van Buuren featuring Josh Cumbee (iTunes)
“The Man”, The Killers (iTunes)
“The Way You Used To Do”, Queens Of The Stone Age (iTunes)
“There’s Something Special”, Pharrell Williams (iTunes)
“Turf”, Aminé (iTunes)
“Walking The Wire”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
“Wild Thoughts”, DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller (iTunes)
“Your Song (Acoustic)”, Rita Ora (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from DJ Khaled, Imagine Dragons and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 13, 2017)

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: David Guetta and Justin Bieber easily get 2R attention with a big song for the summer, while Bruno Mars comes close to hitting the ceiling with a “Floor”. Pucker up those lips for a tasty treat, because this week’s Add Lib report is freshly served and topped with plenty of sprinkles:

GUETT USED TO IT: Chances are that if you’re not a fan of Justin Bieber, you’ll be throwing your radio out the window soon. Bieber is featured on two current top ten tracks (“Despacito (Remix)” and “I’m The One”) and is poised to grab a third spot with the Most Added record at the format today, “2U” by David Guetta. It starts at a giant 147 stations on impact. The Canadian superstar has sung on five #1 hits, both main-credited and featured, since “What Do You Mean?” (10/18/15 MB) from his Purpose album. It’s been nearly six years since Guetta reached the top of the pop chart with the Usher-assisted “Without You” (11/20-27/11 MB) from his Nothing But The Beat album, though the 49-year-old French DJ/producer has stayed active since then. Will these international stars with an international smash take a flight to #1, much like where Bieber’s other two hits appear to be headed? Could a backlash throw a wrench into those plans? Ooh, the possibilities… we’ll get back to you soon with what develops!

A FORMAT FLOORED: With the new Top 40 smash from his top-selling 24K Magic album, Bruno Mars slows things down on his way to the crown with “Versace On The Floor”. On impact, the track takes in 47 new stations, good for the runner-up slot on this week’s report. Mars’s hit ranked just below the top 50 on last Sunday’s published update, but it’s sure to make a splashy debut now. The luxury brand turns 40 years old next year, and it’ll probably be another 40 years until I can afford something from them! Four years ago, a separate single simply called “Versace”, performed by Migos, peaked at #11 (9/29/13 MB) on the Urban list. A Drake remix aided that song’s run, though it didn’t crossover to the pop format. Coming off a #1 hit in “That’s What I Like”, Mars has a bit of momentum at the moment, so look out for this retro gem to soundtrack those steamy summer nights in the heart of the season.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DAVID GUETTA featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “2U” (Atlantic-Def Jam)
2. BRUNO MARS
, “Versace On The Floor” (Atlantic)
3. FIFTH HARMONY featuring GUCCI MANE, “Down” (Epic)
4. LIAM PAYNE featuring QUAVO, “Strip That Down” (Republic)
5-T. CHILDISH GAMBINO, Redbone” (Glassnote)
5-T. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
7. BEBE REXHA featuring LIL WAYNE, “The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)” (Warner Bros.)
8. FRENCH MONTANA featuring SWAE LEE“Unforgettable” (Eardrummers/Bad Boy/Interscope-Epic)
9. MAJOR LAZER featuring TRAVIS SCOTT, CAMILA CABELLO & QUAVO, “Know No Better” (Mad Decent/in2une)
10. LOGIC featuring ALESSIA CARA and KHALID, “1-800-273-8255” (Def Jam)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 11, 2017)

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. Yes, it’s the night of the Tony Awards, but a quick glance of the pop chart shows no soloists named Tony! Oh, well. I guess it’s time for me to play the leading role of chart geek in another charming production of the Radio Active report, so take your seats and let the show begin:

ZEDD OF THE CLASS: It’s another week at the top of the pop survey for DJ/producer Zedd and singer Alessia Cara, who stay in place (despite a small loss in spins) for the third week with “Stay”. Collaborations have occupied the top spot for nine weeks so far this year, and that number will continue to grow in the coming weeks! Additionally, “Stay” advances 11-10 on the Hot AC radio chart. At a very impressive 322 million streams on Spotify, this is now the most streamed song for both artists. (Cara’s previous hit, “Scars To Your Beautiful”, is just behind it at an equally massive 308 million streams.) Due to a continued lack of challengers, this will get a fourth week at #1 next Sunday, though it will get more difficult beyond that chart.

Newcomer James Arthur has the only entry in this week’s top five with “Say You Won’t Let Go”, up 6-5. It recently topped the Hot AC chart, though it looks like it’ll fall short of the top spot on the CHR/Top 40 list. No new tracks enter the top ten or top 20, as that logjam rears its ugly head once again. It’s okay, kids, we’ll get through it. I hope…

IT TAKES “2”: Just two songs debut in the top 40 on this week’s pop chart. The hot summer of Justin Bieber features continues on with “2U”, the latest release from DJ and producer David Guetta. It begins at #32, and its notable entry is due to hourly airplay on iHeartMedia stations during its release day on Friday. It hit #1 on iTunes, and currently sits at #2, sandwiched between… yes, the other two hits featuring Bieber: the remix of “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (#8 this week) and “I’m The One” by DJ Khaled and friends (#7). Just a handful of top 40 titles have replaced the words “to” and “you” with a shorter “2” and “u”, including top ten tunes by The Jets (“Rocket 2 U” – #7, 4/1-8/88 R&R) and Sinéad O’Connor (“Nothing Compares 2 U” – #1, 4/20-5/4/90 R&R).

They might be down one member, but they’re up one top 40 entry this week. Now charting with their eighth top 40 song since 2013, pop quartet Fifth Harmony is in at #40 with “Down”, featuring rapper Gucci Mane. The group’s reached the top only once, with the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Work From Home” (5/29-6/5/16 MB). The last girl group to make the top ten with the original lineup, lose a member and then return to the top ten (without a replacement) was The Pussycat Dolls, who charted with “Don’t Cha” (#3, 9/2/05 R&R), “Stickwitu” (#1, 1/20-27/06 R&R) and “Buttons” (#1, 8/27-9/3/06 MB) as a sextet, then charted with “When I Grow Up” (#8, 8/10-17/08 MB) as a quintet.

MEET ME IN MONTANA: On a published chart that’s a bit forgettable, we have a debuting song called “Unforgettable”. Hey, the timing isn’t always perfect. 32-year-old French Montana scores his first main-credited entry with the single, which features Swae Lee of the duo Rae Sremmurd. The Moroccan-born rapper was featured on the remixes of two minor top 40 records from earlier this decade: Jonn Hart‘s “Who Booty” (#30, 1/20 + 2/3-17/13 MB) and Chris Brown‘s “Loyal” (#40, 6/8-15 + 6/29/14 MB). It’ll likely reach the top ten on the Rhythmic chart next week, where it ranks at #11 (up from #14) currently. (The track is also up 17-13 on the Urban radio list.) Well, Montana is The Treasure State, and several formats (and global lists) have certainly found a new one.

As far as other French feats from the chart archives, we find that one other French artist made the top 40 on the CHR chart. Dancing her way up to #3 during the first week of July in 1995, Nicki French scored her one U.S. hit with a cover of Bonnie Tyler‘s chart-topper “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” (9/23-10/7/83 R&R). Of course, I have to wonder: what would a French and French duet sound like? Je ne sais pas…

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 6/4 – 6/10/17

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 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…

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ANDREW BELLE – “Down” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Seems like we’ve had a lot of radio singles with the word “down” in their titles recently, so I guess it’s only right to spotlight a digital song that gets “down” with what’s headed up. Of Belle’s set of stand-alone singles during the last year, this is my favorite one so far.

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KYLE REYNOLDS – “Friday Saturday Sunday” (iTunes) (Spotify)
So far this year, Nashville singer/songwriter Reynolds has appeared as the featured artist on two solid songs, but it’s his first main-credited single for 2017 that serves future pop perfection for the weekend (as if the title wasn’t a dead giveaway.) It’s pretty catchy!

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SMALLPOOLS – “Million Bucks” (iTunes) (Spotify)
After parting ways with RCA, this Los Angeles trio is back to rock the charts with their forthcoming independent EP, The Science Of Letting Go. Though this doesn’t approach “Over & Over” or “Karaoke” for me yet, it fits nicely with their usual aesthetic and sound.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
BROADHURST – “Status Quo” (SoundCloud)
Mikey Wax – “Never Letting You Go” (SoundCloud)
Rooney – “Second Chances” (SoundCloud)
Wanderer – “Call Me Crazy (Acoustic)” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 11, 2017

Hit ’em up, Styles.

DEBUTS
40. James Arthur – Can I Be Him
39. Andy Grammer – Give Love
37. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Lorde – Perfect Places (39)
31. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – So Close (33)
24. Chord Overstreet – Hold On (29)
18. Tom Walker – Just You And I (24)
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Train – Drink Up (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (15) | PEAK: #08
07. Paramore – Hard Times (07) | PEAK: #07
06. New Politics – One Of Us (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. John Mayer – In The Blood (1)
2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (4)
3. Picture This – Never Change (7)
4. Hanson – I Was Born (5)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (2)
6. Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (6)
7. LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (10)
8. Billy Raffoul – Driver (9)
9. Barns Courtney – Golden Dandelions (-)
10. Loote – High Without Your Love (-)

In The Mix:
All Time Low – Good Times (new)
BANNERS – Someone To You (new)
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Jennifer Hudson – Remember Me
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
Rachel Crow – Dime
Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (new)
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • After five huge weeks at #2, Harry Styles makes it to the top of my personal chart with “Sign Of The Times”, the first single from his self-titled solo album. Together with Niall Horan and ZAYN, pop group One Direction becomes the first act to send three of its members to #1 on my chart in solo projects. By the way, the record for the most weeks spent at #2 prior to a run at #1 on my personal chart is seven, which is held by two tracks: Darren Hayes‘s “Darkness” (2004-2005, two weeks at #1) and Natasha Bedingfield‘s “Unwritten” (2005-2006, ten nonconsecutive weeks at #1).
  • Earlier this year, singer and songwriter Julia Michaels had no “Issues” squeezing into the #1 spot on my top 40 for a week. Now, she’s looking to repeat that feat with her follow-up single, “Uh Huh”, which is the week’s Highest Debut at #37. Believe it or not, this is the third top 40 song called “Uh Huh” to make my chart in the past 15 years, following hits from B2K (2002) and ROMANS (2015). (The latter entry spent two weeks at #1 that August.) Michaels’s original song goes for adds at Top 40 radio on June 20.
  • As for this week’s other two debuts, both songs are impacting at the Hot AC format later this month. Launching on June 19 is “Give Love” by Andy Grammer, which enters at #39. The 33-year-old scores his eighth top 40 hit on my chart, with five of those entries becoming top ten hits. A notch lower, and going for adds a week later, is “Can I Be Him” by James Arthur. He hit my top ten earlier this year with “Say You Won’t Let Go”, which reached #1 at the format recently.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 8, 2014

“Home” on the countdown.

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 8, 2014…

Debuts:
40. JESS GLYNNE, “Right Here”
39. US THE DUO, “No Matter Where You Are”

Biggest Movers:
YOUNG RISING SONS, “High” (40-33)

10. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (down 2)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (up 5)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

08. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (up 2)
Album: I Wanna Feel (single) (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (steady, second week)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (steady, second week)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (steady, third week)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

04. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (down 2)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (up 1)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (up 1)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 9, 2017

Witnessing another release week…

A Perry interesting week is ahead of us, as a number of large releases hit stores. Witness all the action below! (See what I did there?) Here are the notable albums and singles for this Friday:

KATY PERRY – Witness (iTunes)
What happens when your core radio format decides to start ignoring your records, causing your new album era to become a mess? A likely under-performance is in the works for Perry’s release, even if it does hit #1 next week. Of course, even though this contains the forgettable “Bon Appétit” (featuring Migos) and “Swish Swish” (featuring Nicki Minaj), it does include a recent #1 on my personal chart: “Chained To The Rhythm”, which features Skip Marley. No tea, no shade, kids, I’m just doing my job!

LADY ANTEBELLUM – Heart Break (iTunes)
As “You Look Good” struggles just below the top ten at Country radio, the trio’s first album in just under three years makes its debut today. With five top five albums to date, and an additional top ten entry with a seasonal album, they should have a solid result in the top tier of the chart once again, albeit with a smaller sales frame.

RISE AGAINST – Wolves (iTunes)
The Chicago rockers have reached the top three on the Billboard 200 with each of their last three studio albums. Their new set is led by “The Violence”, a recent top ten entry on the Active Rock chart that also appears in the top 20 on Alternative radio. It should have a nice debut in the top five.

More albums out this week: Christina Grimmie‘s All Is Vanity (iTunes), Chuck Berry‘s Berry (iTunes), Glen Campbell‘s Adiós (iTunes), Hillsong UNITED‘s Wonder (iTunes), Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie‘s Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie (iTunes), London Grammer‘s Truth Is A Beautiful Thing (iTunes), Phoenix‘s Ti Amo (iTunes), Rancid‘s Trouble Maker (iTunes), SZA‘s CTRL (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Country, Vol. 10 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Chris Janson‘s Fix A Drink (iTunes), Jessie James Decker‘s Blackbird Sessions (iTunes), Sam Bruno‘s I Am Sam, Pt. 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“2U”, David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“African Bad Gyal”, WizKid featuring Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Came Here For Love”, Sigala featuring Ella Eyre (iTunes)
“Chicago Song”, Stu Larsen (iTunes)
“Don’t Give Up”, Ryan Star (iTunes)
“Feel It Still (Ofenbach Remix)”, Portugal. The Man (iTunes)
“Free Me”, Sia (iTunes)
“Friday Saturday Sunday”, Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“Give Love”, Andy Grammer featuring LunchMoney Lewis (iTunes)
“Goodbye Belongs To You”, Matt Hartke (iTunes)
“High On Humans”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“High Without Your Love (Nakid Remix)”, Loote (iTunes)
“I Only Lie When I Love You”, Royal Blood (iTunes)
“In The South”, Big Boi featuring Gucci Mane and Pimp C (iTunes)
“Lift Me Up (Michael Brun Remix)”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Look At Us Now”, Lost Kings featuring Ally Brooke and A$AP Ferg (iTunes)
“Make It Move”, Jonny Lang (iTunes)
“Million Bucks”, Smallpools (iTunes)
“Never Letting You Go”, Mikey Wax (iTunes)
“Nights With You (Cheat Codes Remix)”, (iTunes)
“Not Enough”, Lido featuring THEY. (iTunes)
“Rain Come Down”, Vince Staples (iTunes)
“Rude Love (Live Acoustic)”, Becky Hill (iTunes)
“Safe Haven”, The Alternate Routes (iTunes)
“Sirens”, Kat Dahlia (iTunes)
“Sleep Is A Rose”, RHODES (iTunes)
“Sober”, Lorde (iTunes)
“Someone To You”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Status Quo”, BROADHURST (iTunes)
“Stay (Acoustic)”, Zedd featuring Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“The Devil You Know”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“To The Max”, DJ Khaled featuring Drake (iTunes)
“Touch”, The Aces (iTunes)
“Touch Me”, Starley (iTunes)
“Unforgettable (Major Lazer Remix)”, French Montana featuring Swae Lee (iTunes)
“Unstable”, Janine (iTunes)
“Walls”, Wingtip featuring Delacey (iTunes)
“Welcome To My Life”, Chris Brown featuring Cal Scruby (iTunes)
“Yellow Light”, Pharrell Williams (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from 2 ChainzLorde, Royal Blood and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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