Monthly Archives: November 2019

Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 1, 2019

“Meet” you in December.

40. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go
39. Tones And I – Never Seen The Rain | HIGHEST DEBUT

32. Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
31. A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera – Fall On Me (36)
29. Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar (34)
24. Neon Trees – Used To Like (30)
22. Picture This – One Night (27)
21. Martin Garrix & Dean Lewis – Used To Love (28)

10. Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Harry Styles – Lights Up (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Lizzo – Good As Hell (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Taylor Swift – Lover (05) | PEAK: #02
04. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. The Script – The Last Time (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Coldplay – Orphans (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (1)
2. Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July (2)
3. Jewel – No More Tears (3)
4. LP – Strange (4)
5. Taylor Janzen – What I Do… (9)
6. Westlife – My Blood (7)
7. Mitch James – Sunday Morning (-)
8. HAIM – Now I’m In It (10)
9. Lennon Stella – Kissing Other People (8)
10. Delaney Jane – Safe With You (-)

In The Mix:
Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold On
Louis Tomlinson – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart

Chart Notes:

  • Niall Horan is safe at #1 for the fourth week on my personal chart with “Nice To Meet Ya”, as Maggie Rogers‘s “Love You For A Long Time” rises from 40-32 to become this week’s Biggest Mover. New songs from Tones And I and Lewis Capaldi check in at #39 and #40 on the list, respectively. The former’s “Never Seen The Rain” has already entered the top ten in Australia, while the latter’s “Before You Go” is now at #2 in the United Kingdom.

 (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 29, 2015

It’s all “Love” in 2015.

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 November 29, 2015:

40. LUKAS GRAHAM, “7 Years”
38. DURAN DURAN, “What Are The Chances?”
37. ST. LUCIA, “Dancing On Glass”
35. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Drink You Away”

Biggest Mover(s):
CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Your Type” (40-31, nine spots)

10. SARA BAREILLES, “She Used To Be Mine” (steady, third week)
Album: What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress (2015, Epic Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. ONE DIRECTION, “Drag Me Down” down 1)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. ONE DIRECTION, “Perfect” (up 3)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

07. THE 1975, “Love Me” (steady, second week)
Album: I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (2015, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Wildest Dreams” (down 2)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #2

05. BANNERS, “Shine A Light” (steady, second week)
Album: BANNERS (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #4

04. COLDPLAY, “Adventure Of A Lifetime” (up 2)
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams (2015, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (2015, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. ELLIE GOULDING, “On My Mind” (up 1)
Album: Delirium (2015, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. ADELE, “Hello” (steady, second week)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for seven 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 November 29, 2019

So, you’ve had way too much turkey and stuffing and pies… what’s next? Well, how about some new releases for the rest of the long weekend? These albums and singles hit stores this Friday:

Notable albums out this week: Blac Youngsta‘s Church On Sunday (iTunes), Blue October‘s Live From Manchester (iTunes), Cody Fry‘s Christmas Music: Complete Collection (iTunes), EXO‘s OBSESSION – The 6th Album (iTunes), Fabolous‘s Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer Ever (iTunes), O.A.R.‘s Live From Merriweather (iTunes), Prince‘s 1999 (Deluxe) (iTunes), The Game‘s Born 2 Rap (iTunes), Jagged Little Pill (Soundtrack) (iTunes), The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: TBD

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“10,000 Hours (Piano Version)”, Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“All I Want For Christmas Is Love”, Julianne Hough & Jordan Fisher (iTunes)
“Bad News Baby (DFA Remix)”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Be Alright Forever”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Be Honest”, Fazura featuring Jesse Ruben (iTunes)
“Blinding Lights” and “Heartless”, The Weeknd (iTunes)
“By Now”, Jay Pryor (iTunes)
“California Halo Blue”, AWOLNATION (iTunes)
“Champagne Affection”, Client Liaison (iTunes)
“Do It So Well”, Example (iTunes)
“Don’t Blow It, Kage”, Tenacious D (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, Valerie Broussard (iTunes)
“Faith (JØRD Remix)”, Galantis & Dolly Parton featuring Mr. Probz (iTunes)
“Fall”, Deadmau5 (iTunes)
“Fall With You”, Emma McGrath (iTunes)
“Feel Again”, Kota Banks (iTunes)
“Fire Burning”, MAALA (iTunes)
“Good Things Fall Apart (Travis Barker Remix)”, Illenium & Jon Bellion (iTunes)
“Grateful”, Spencer Sutherland (iTunes)
“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, Brynn Cartelli (iTunes)
“Iunno”, Yung Gravy & bbno$ (iTunes)
“LA”, Matt New (iTunes)
“Like You Love Me”, Tauren Wells (iTunes)
“Little Sparrow”, Candi Carpenter (iTunes)
“Lost & Found”, Paige Cavell (iTunes)
“Love Won’t Let Me Leave”, Seafret (iTunes)
“Lover (First Dance Remix)”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Lovers + Strangers (Mousse T. Remix)”, Starley (iTunes)
“Million Ways (Steve Void Remix)”, HRVY (iTunes)
“Moonflower”, Lia Marie Johnson (iTunes)
“Mother (Meridian Remix)”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“My Name Is Dark (Art Mix)”, Grimes (iTunes)
“No Good”, Ally Brooke (iTunes)
“Nothing But Rainbows”, Boston Bun (iTunes)
“Novocaine”, LA WOMEN (iTunes)
“One Little Soldier”, Regina Spektor (iTunes)
“Playing Along”, Norah Jones & Tarriona Tank Ball (iTunes)
“Proud”, Aaron Carpenter (iTunes)
“Push Ya Back Out”, Shift K3Y (iTunes)
“Say You Weren’t Mine”, Maddy Jane (iTunes)
“Scream”, SAINT PHNX (iTunes)
“Slide Up”, Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Some Heroes Don’t Wear Capes”, Callum Beattie (iTunes)
“South Of The Border (Acoustic)”, Ed Sheeran featuring Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Spark”, Lewis Watson (iTunes)
“Take Me Apart”, SYML (iTunes)
“The Bonny”, Gerry Cinnamon (iTunes)
“This Can’t Be Love”, Victor Crone (iTunes)
“This Christmas”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“This Christmas”, Pink Sweat$ & Donny Hathaway (iTunes)
“Time Alone With You”, Jacob Collier featuring Daniel Caesar (iTunes)
“Tip Toe”, Roddy Ricch featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Unlovable (Mood Talk Remix)”, Glowie (iTunes)
“Unlove You (Nicky Romero Remix)”, Armin Van Buuren featuring Ne-Yo (iTunes)
“W”, Koffee featuring Gunna (iTunes)
“What’s Up?”, Cody Jon (iTunes)
“With You This Christmas”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“You Tried It”, City Girls (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Camila Cabello, Liam Payne 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 (November 26, 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: Arizona Zervas goes from TikTok to the top of the charts, as his new hit continues its run atop the weekly report. Let’s add ’em up:

LOVE ON THE ROX: With some programmers not reporting adds ahead of the long Thanksgiving weekend, the action wasn’t as strong overall this time around. Arizona Zervas’s viral smash “Roxanne” easily led the Top 40 report for a second consecutive week with 44 more stations coming in during the session. Billie Eilish holds in second place again with “Everything I Wanted”, picking up another 33 stations. Rounding out the top three on the list, Ant Saunders secures his best week yet at the format with “Yellow Hearts”, earning 22 more stations and a third place finish.

Established hits by Blackbear, Louis Tomlinson and Tones And I are among those returning to the top ten on the report.

Ed Sheeran‘s collaboration with Camila Cabello and Cardi B, which ranks in sixth place this week and is already in the top 50 at the format, will face off against another collaboration from Iggy Azalea and Alice Chater next Tuesday. Happy Thanksgiving!

1. ARIZONA ZERVAS, “Roxanne” (Columbia)
2. BILLIE EILISH, “Everything I Wanted” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3. ANT SAUNDERS, “Yellow Hearts” (Arista)
4. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
5. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
6. ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B, “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
“Good Thing” (Interscope)
8-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
8-T. JOJI & JACKSON WANG (88RISING) featuring SWAE LEE & MAJOR LAZER, “Walking” (88rising/12Tone)
8-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 25-26, 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’s one new tune impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ARIZONA ZERVAS – “Roxanne” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This huge song from TikTok, which is now in the top 40 here, may be the Most Added title for the second week.

Additionally, watch out for solid adds from format newcomer Ant Saunders and hitmaker Ed Sheeran, the latter of whom gets an early start here with a collaboration featuring Camila Cabello and Cardi B.

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 (November 24, 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. “Good” times are ahead on the pop survey… are you ready for the latest top bops in the radio universe? Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“GOOD” STUFF: It’s been a big breakout year for Lizzo and it just keeps getting better. This week, she earns her second #1 single on the Top 40 survey with “Good As Hell”, up 2-1. The multi-format hit also jumps from 8-7 and 18-15 on the Rhythmic and Hot AC radio lists, respectively. With a slow holiday week on the horizon, it should easily earn a second week at the top.

From TikTok to top 40 success, newcomer Arizona Zervas soars onto the survey all the way up at #33 with “Roxanne”, which also jumps right into the top 30 on the Rhythmic list. Another single that’s also been developing on the video app is “Make You Mine” by the new trio PUBLIC, which makes its entry with a move from 41-38. Zedd and Kehlani‘s “Good Thing” jumps from 50-39 on the chart, giving the two performers their 15th and fourth top 40 entries, respectively. Finally, up from 46-40, Louis Tomlinson takes “We Made It” into the region, earning him his third solo top 40 hit outside of One Direction.

Billie Eilish, who already appears in the top 20 with “All The Good Girls Go To Hell”, is in at #43 with “Everything I Wanted”. The tune was released as a one-off single last week and does not appear on her current studio album. “Checklist” checks in at #47 for the first collaboration by MAX and Chromeo, as Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Cardi B are headed “South Of The Border” and into the #48 position. The latter collaboration impacts at the format in early December. It also enters the Hot AC chart at #49.

Have an amazing Thanksgiving from PGTC!

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty Seven

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…

JORDAN FISHER – “Be Okay” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Our recap for this week involves two acts that were previously signed in the major label system, but have since departed it. The very talented actor and singer Fisher had two minor pop radio hits in 2016 with Hollywood Records. His latest single is a good slow jam.

MKTO – “Consider Me Yours” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

After scoring their biggest hit with “Classic”, which reached #8 on the pop radio chart in July 2014, this male duo has gone between Columbia Records and BMG for other charting singles at the format. Consider this one as poised to do more with the right support.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM MELCHOR – “I Choose You”
BRUNO MAJOR – “Tapestry”
DES ROCS – “Give Me The Night”
DYLAN DUNLAP – “If That’s Alright”
SAM TINNESZ – “Leading The Pack”
ZAC PAJAK – “Not Around”

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

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