Monthly Archives: October 2019

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 1, 2019

All we want for Christmas.

Goodbye to Halloween, hello to… Christmas? This week’s schedule is jingling all the way, but there are many other regular albums in the mix as well. Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

MARIAH CAREY – Merry Christmas (25th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes)
Features: “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, the annual classic that will likely return to the Hot 100 in the coming weeks

MIRANDA LAMBERT – Wildcard (iTunes)
Features: “It All Comes Out In The Wash”, the lead single, which is approaching the top ten on the Country radio chart

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Charlie’s Angels (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Features: “Don’t Call Me Angel”, a collaboration from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, which is approaching the top 20 on the Top 40 radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Alphabeat‘s Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore (iTunes), Cold War Kids‘s New Age Norms 1 (iTunes), Future‘s Monster (iTunes), Gang Starr‘s One Of The Best Yet (iTunes), Highly Suspect‘s MCID (iTunes), Hootie & The Blowfish‘s Imperfect Circle (iTunes), Jeff Lynne’s ELO‘s From Out Of Nowhere (iTunes), Michael Kiwanuka‘s Kiwanuka (iTunes), ‘s Walshy Fire Presents: MMMMØ – The Mix (iTunes), Monsta X‘s Follow – Find You (iTunes), New Politics‘s An Invitation To An Alternate Reality (iTunes), Patrick Stump‘s Spell (Soundtrack) (iTunes), R.LUM.R‘s Surfacing (iTunes), Yelawolf‘s Ghetto Cowboy (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: ALMA‘s Have U Seen Her? (Part I) (iTunes), Fergus James‘s All Of The Colours (iTunes), Frenship‘s Vacation (Versions) (iTunes), Lil Peep‘s Goth Sinner Angel (iTunes), Todrick Hall‘s Haus Party 3 (iTunes), WhoHurtYou‘s Stages (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All The F–king Time”, Loote (iTunes)
“All Summer Long”, Connell Cruise featuring Charlie Finch (iTunes)
“Another Place”, Bastille featuring Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Better Day”, Young Bombs featuring Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Carrie”, Landon Cube featuring Lil Skies (iTunes)
“Checklist”, MAX featuring Chromeo (iTunes)
“Click”, Madison Kozak (iTunes)
“Colorblind”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Do You Ever?”, Phil Good (iTunes)
“Dominos”, Northeast Party House (iTunes)
“Don’t Say (PBH & Jack Remix)”, Robinson (iTunes)
“Don’t Start Now”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Dream Boy”, Beach Bunny (iTunes)
“Famous”, Vardaan Arora (iTunes)
“Fine”, Mike Shinoda (iTunes)
“Flying (Daniel Allan Remix)”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“For My Daughter”, Kane Brown (iTunes)
“Frío”, Omar Apollo (iTunes)
“F–kyounoah”, Noah Cyrus featuring London On Da Track (iTunes)
“Funeral”, Miguel (iTunes)
“Ghosts”, Six60 (iTunes)
“Gold”, Digital Farm Animals (iTunes)
“Good For Me”, Harper Finn (iTunes)
“Graveyard (Axwell Remix)”, Halsey (iTunes)
“Heartbeats”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Heartstrings”, Felly featuring Santana (iTunes)
“Home To You”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“I Feel Love”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“I Wanna Be Yours”, Pink Sweat$ featuring Crush (iTunes)
“International Woman Of Leisure”, La Roux (iTunes)
“Is It Just Me?”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“It Might Be Time”, Tame Impala (iTunes)
“Kissing Other People”, Lennon Stella (iTunes)
“Lalala (Remix)”, Y2K & Bbno$ with Enrique Iglesias & Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Let It Happen”, Violet Days (iTunes)
“Lose Myself”, Faustix (iTunes)
“Love Me More”, Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“Lucky”, Chelsea Cutler & Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Messy”, Twin XL (iTunes)
“Monsta”, BENEE (iTunes)
“Morning”, Teyana Taylor & Kehlani (iTunes)
“Motivation (Remix)”, Normani featuring 21 Savage (iTunes)
“Now I’m In It”, Haim (iTunes)
“On A Prayer”, Boy In Space featuring Shy Martin (iTunes)
“Own”, Hartley (iTunes)
“Play With Fire”, Nico Santos (iTunes)
“Rich”, Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Scumbag”, Goody Grace featuring Blink-182 (iTunes)
“Sideshow”, Jutes (iTunes)
“So Good”, Dove Cameron (iTunes)
“Somebody Else”, Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
“Someone Else”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Something Unreal”, The Script (iTunes)
“Teeth (Live From The Vault)”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
“That Bitch”, Bea Miller (iTunes)
“The Greatest”, John Lindahl (iTunes)
“Unbroken”, Bon Jovi (iTunes)
“Used To Love”, Martin Garrix & Dean Lewis (iTunes)
“Villains”, Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“We Got Love”, Sigala featuring Ella Henderson (iTunes)
“We’re Just Kids”, Call Me Karizma (iTunes)
“What You Did (Preditah Remix)”, Mahalia featuring Ella Mai (iTunes)
“Where The Wild Things”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“Winter Wonderland”, Sam Feldt (iTunes)
“You And Me As One (Acoustic)”, Sigma & Jack Savoretti (iTunes)
“You’re The Best”, Kiesza (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Bishop Briggs, Luke Combs, Snow Patrol 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 29, 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: Selena Gomez has a winning song about losing, while Kesha is raising her profile on the log with her new collaboration. Let’s add ’em up:

“LOSE” WINS BIG: Pop star Selena Gomez, who’s looking for her first #1 song at the format since the spring of 2016, could be a couple of months away from it with “Lose You To Love Me”, which debuted last week. The very personal ballad easily grabs the top spot on this week’s report with a giant 168 stations on impact, which doesn’t include a handful of adds that came in early last week. It also led yesterday’s report at Hot AC radio with 37 stations there. The song entered at #29 on last Sunday’s published update. At this point, it could be vying for a solid move into the top 20 by the weekend.

In second place with a very strong total, Kesha’s “Raising Hell”, a collaboration with Big Freedia, is in with 83 stations. After just sneaking into this past weekend’s chart at #50, it should have larger jump up the chart, likely well into the top 40. It also ranked in second place on yesterday’s log at Hot AC radio, coming in with 18 stations.

Recent charting releases by Blackbear, Charlie Puth and Tones And I are among those prominent titles making up the rest of the top ten, which also includes an impacting title from AJR and some early action for Louis Tomlinson‘s latest.

Next week, Dua Lipa‘s upcoming single “Don’t Start Now” should, in fact, start atop the usual adds report at the format.

1. SELENA GOMEZ, “Lose You To Love Me” (Interscope)
2. KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA, “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
4. ISABELA MERCED, “Papi” (Republic)
5-T. AJR, “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
5-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
7-T. DAN + SHAY featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “10,000 Hours” (Warner)
7-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
9. BILLIE EILISH, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (Darkroom/Interscope)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “Mother” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 28-29, 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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJR – “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
Album: Neotheater (2019)
Past T40 History: After being pushed back several times now, the trio will be going for their fourth top 40 entry at the pop format.

ISABELA MERCED – “Papi” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: Actress and singer Merced impacts at the Top 40 format for the first time. Early airplay for the single is limited.

KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA – “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: High Road (2020)
Past T40 History: Big Freedia was previously heard (but not credited) on Drake’s hit “Nice For What”, which went to #12 in 2018.

SELENA GOMEZ – “Lose You To Love Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: As this ballad holds steady at #1 on iTunes and Spotify, it should easily claim the top spot on this week’s report.

Next week: Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” should start pretty well on next Tuesday’s report, as Louis Tomlinson‘s “We Made It” also competes for a spot in the top five.

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 27, 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. Halloween and hit albums are always full of treats (and a few tricks), so get yourself ready for some spooky stats. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

THAT SPECIAL “SOMEONE”: Lewis Capaldi holds at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 chart with “Someone You Loved” in its 21st week in the top 40. The global smash is steady at #2 and #6 on the Hot AC and AC radio lists, respectively, and could lead the Billboard Hot 100 when the newest update is revealed tomorrow. It’s going to be a close one. Meanwhile, you can expect it to hit three weeks at the top of this survey next week, as its nearest competition is too far away to bother it.

Ranking in the top 40 with her 17th hit as a solo artist, Selena Gomez blasts in at #29 with “Lose You To Love Me”, the lead single from her forthcoming studio album. It also reaches the top 40 on this week’s Hot AC survey. After reaching the top 40 last week as a featured artist on French Montana‘s “Writing On The Wall”, Post Malone gains his 13th top 40 entry with the Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott-assisted “Take What You Want”, jumping from 46-39. It’s Osbourne’s third top 40 song and first since the spring of 1992. Scott is now up to six top 40 hits at the format. Finally, climbing from 47-40, Tones And I checks in with her very first top 40 single, “Dance Monkey”. The song remains at #1 in several countries and is just below the top 20 on the Alternative radio chart.

Further down the list, BTS and Lauv break in at #46 with “Make It Right”, marking their first charting collaboration here. The new trio Public steps in at #48 with “Make You Mine”, their first tune to enter the top 50, while Kesha and Big Freedia shake into the region at #50 with “Raising Hell”, a song that was released this past Thursday. It, and Gomez’s new track above, head for adds at the format on Tuesday.

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty Three

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…

CXLOE – “Devil You Don’t” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

This is the fourth single from CXLOE to appear on the Rewind this year and is already receiving support from influential Australian radio station Triple J, leading to some building action on Shazam down under. The darker electronic and pop cut is devilishly good.

JULIANDER – “On & On” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

After one EP and a series of singles through Sony Music in Sweden, singer and songwriter Juliander is now independent and he has a great hit to start off his next era. The smooth and enticing R&B-influenced cut should stay on (& on) your playlist through the fall.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “Love Me Like A Friend”
SVRCINA – “Between Us”

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 27, 2019

“Monkey” is still going bananas.

39. Picture This – One Night
38. Louis Tomlinson – We Made It
33. Coldplay – Orphans
31. Kesha featuring Big Freedia – Raising Hell | HIGHEST DEBUT

35. Saint Motel – Van Horn (40)
34. Sheppard – Die Young (39)
29. Finneas – Shelter (34)
25. American Authors featuring Maddie Poppe & Phillip Phillips – Bring It On Home (30)
22. Harry Styles – Lights Up (27)
17. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (23)
(see #6 and #10 below)

10. The Script – The Last Time (16) | PEAK: #10
09. Zara Larsson – All The Time (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
08. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Lizzo – Good As Hell (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (13) | PEAK: #06 | BIGGEST MOVER
05. Keane – Love Too Much (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – Lover (04) | PEAK: #03
03. Normani – Motivation (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Parachute – Had It All (2)
2. Ben Platt – Rain (1)
3. Keane – Stupid Things (10)
4. James Blunt – Cold (3)
5. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (-)
6. OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (4)
7. Echosmith – Lonely Generation (8)
8. Liam Payne – Stack It Up (6)
9. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (-)
10. Westlife – My Blood (-)

In The Mix:
Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold On
John Splithoff – Proud
Lady Antebellum – Ocean
Noah Cyrus – July
Sam Hunt – Kinfolks
Sugar Ray – Highest Tree

Chart Notes:

  • Australia’s Tones And I scores a fifth week at #1 with “Dance Monkey”, as the top four titles on the countdown remain unchanged. With the addition of three songs entering the top ten, all by or featuring acts that have reached the top of my list, that will soon change. It’s also been a busy week for new entries, with four of them blasting into the top 40. Kesha and Big Freedia lead things off at #31 with “Raising Hell”, the first single from Kesha’s forthcoming album High Road, due January 10. Coldplay‘s “Orphans” is in at #33, one of two new cuts released on Thursday from their highly-anticipated double album Everyday Life, due November 22. Louis Tomlinson earns his fifth solo top 40 single with “We Made It”, bowing at #38. It and “Kill My Mind” (at #36) will appear on his debut solo album Walls, due January 31. Finally, at #39, Picture This returns to the chart with “One Night”, a song that’s already hit the top five in their native Ireland. It’s the band’s third single to make my list.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 27, 2013

Worldly hits in the top ten.

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 October 27, 2013…

40. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker”
38. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (40-26, 14 spots)

10. EMELI SANDÉ, “My Kind Of Love” (up 2)
Album: Our Version Of Events (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

09. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (steady, second week)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (up 3)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem” (steady, third week)
Album: A Bad Girl In Harlem (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2

06. KATY PERRY, “Roar” (down 3)
Album: Prism (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World” (down 1)
Album: Night Visions (2012, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (up 2)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. PASSENGER, “Holes” (down 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue” (up 3)
Album: Sheppard (EP) (2012, Empire Of Song/MGM Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. COLDPLAY, “Atlas” (steady, third week)
Album: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013, Republic 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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