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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 1, 2020

Styling the top again.

40. Lauv – Modern Loneliness
36. Harry Styles – Falling
32. SZA x Justin Timberlake – The Other Side
30. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

33. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (38)
25. Coldplay – Champion Of The World (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
20. Niall Horan – No Judgement (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

10. Niall Horan – Put A Little Love On Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Alanis Morissette – Reasons I Drink (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time (07) | PEAK: #05
06. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Sam Fischer – This City (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Tones And I – Never Seen The Rain (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Harry Styles – Adore You (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. ROZES x Mat Kearney – Walls (1)
2. John Legend – Conversations In The Dark (3)
3. Anson Seabra – Trying My Best (2)
4. Tate McRae – Stupid (4)
5. ZZ Ward – Break Her Heart (6)
6. Christine And The Queens – People, I’ve Been Sad (7)
7. Ali Gatie – What If I Told You That I Love You (5)
8. Alanis Morissette – Smiling (10)
9. Jack Garratt – Time (9)
10. Sheppard – Don’t Believe In Love (-)

In The Mix:
Andy Grammer & Elle King – Best Of You
Billie Eilish – No Time To Die
Bon Jovi – Limitless
Grace Potter featuring Lucius – Back To Me
James Newman – My Last Breath (new)
Jimmie Allen & Noah Cyrus – This Is Us
Leslie Odom, Jr. – Go Crazy
Montaigne – Don’t Break Me

Chart Notes:

  • Harry Styles holds strong and earns a second week at #1 with “Adore You”, while also entering the top 40 at #36 with “Falling”. It’s the fourth chart single off his Fine Line album, with a music video for the song debuting two days ago. Lady Gaga‘s “Stupid Love” starts at #30 after a big release day on Friday, making it the Highest Debut on this week’s chart. Just behind her, SZA and Justin Timberlake‘s “The Other Side” (off the Trolls World Tour soundtrack) enters at #32 following its release on Wednesday. Lauv‘s “Modern Loneliness” is also new to the top 40 this week after claiming the Most Added title at Top 40 radio last Tuesday, bowing at #40. Thanks for visiting the blog on my 30th birthday!

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 1, 2009

The sobering chart stats are here…

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 11 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 1, 2009…

40. DAVID COOK, “Come Back To Me”

39. FRANZ FERDINAND, “No You Girls”
38. MAT KEARNEY, “Closer To Love”

37. THE SATURDAYS, “Just Can’t Get Enough”

Biggest Mover(s):
PET SHOP BOYS, “Love Etc.” (33-20, thirteen spots)

10. KATY PERRY, “Thinking Of You” (up 2)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (up 2)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

08. KAISER CHIEFS, “Good Days Bad Days” (up 1)
Album: Off With Their Heads (2008, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #8

07. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. PINK, “Sober” (down 2)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (up 1)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (down 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (up 2)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (steady, third week)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine 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 February 28, 2020

You’d be stupid not to listen.

Are you going gaga over the incredible assortment of new releases this Friday? We are! You’ll find new albums from Lil Baby and Surfaces and singles from Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Martin Garrix and more. Don’t be stupid, get listening:

Features: “Inside Out”, the current #1 song on the Active Rock radio chart

LIL BABY – My Turn (iTunes)
Features: “Woah”, a recent hit on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts, as well as collaborations with Future and Lil Wayne

Notable albums out this week: Hudson Taylor‘s Loving Everywhere I Go (iTunes), James Taylor‘s American Standard (iTunes), Midland‘s Live From The Palomino (iTunes), Soccer Mommy‘s Color Theory (iTunes), Surfaces‘s Horizons (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Adam Melchor‘s Summer Camp (iTunes), Anna Shoemaker‘s Everything Is Embarrassing (iTunes), Christine And The Queens‘s La Vita Nuova (iTunes), Restless Road‘s Restless Road (iTunes), Sharna Bass‘s Beautiful Chaos (iTunes), Virginia To Vegas‘s A Constant State Of Improvement. (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“17”, Pink Sweat$ (iTunes)
“100 Shots”, NLE Choppa (iTunes)
“All I Hear (Dada)”, Mags (iTunes)
“Anything You Want”, Jawny (iTunes)
“Baby Girl”, Bryce Vine (iTunes)
“Back To The Garden”, Delta Rae (iTunes)
“Before U”, Sonny Fodera & King Henry featuring AlunaGeorge (iTunes)
“Best I Can”, American Authors & Seeb (iTunes)
“Bittersweet”, Lianne La Havas (iTunes)
“Black Hair Ties”, JT Roach (iTunes)
“Bodies”, Bryce Fox (iTunes)
“Boyfriend”, Mabel (iTunes)
“Broke Boy”, Malia Civetz (iTunes)
“Carry On”, Martin Jensen featuring Molow (iTunes)
“Comatose”, Jadn (iTunes)
“Come As You Are”, The Naked And Famous (iTunes)
“Come On Outside”, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (iTunes)
“Could’ve, Should’ve, Would’ve”, Brigetta (iTunes)
“Cover You”, The Hunna featuring Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Cruel Intentions”, Delacey & G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Crusade”, Marshmello x Svdden Death (iTunes)
“Cry Again”, Stefan Alexander (iTunes)
“CVS”, Winnetka Bowling League (iTunes)
“Damn Baby”, Alt Bloom (iTunes)
“Désolé”, Gorillaz featuring Fatoumata Diawara (iTunes)
“Don’t Believe In Love”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Drown”, Martin Garrix featuring Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Drugs”, Upsahl featuring Two Feet (iTunes)
“Fabulous”, Ally Brooke (iTunes)
“Fear”, Gnash (iTunes)
“Fighting With Myself”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Flowers”, Svrcina (iTunes)
“For A Heartache”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Garden Song”, Phoebe Bridgers (iTunes)
“Glide”, Lxandra (iTunes)
“God Whispered Your Name”, Keith Urban (iTunes)
“Got ‘Em Mad”, Keke Palmer featuring TK Kravitz (iTunes)
“Hard Times For Lovers”, Rumer (iTunes)
“Heat Seeker”, Dreamers (iTunes)
“Heatin’ Up”, Gunna featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Hole In The Bottle”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“I Do”, Astrid S & Brett Young (iTunes)
“I Feel A Darkness”, Taylor Janzen (iTunes)
“I Found You”, Cash Cash & Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“I Drive Me Mad”, Ren (iTunes)
“Let Me”, Harry Hudson (iTunes)
“Look At That”, Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Love Don’t Cost A Thang”, Maty Noyes featuring Franke & Lemaitre (iTunes)
“Metal Wings”, Kenny Mason (iTunes)
“Mistakes”, Jonas Blue & Paloma Faith (iTunes)
“My Body”, Claud & Del Water Gap (iTunes)
“No Caption”, Carson Lueders (iTunes)
“My Last Breath”, James Newman (iTunes)
“Nights Like This”, Loud Luxury x CID (iTunes)
“No Time To Die”, Our Last Night (iTunes)
“No TV”, 2 Chainz (iTunes)
“Not Ur Friend”, Jeremy Zucker (iTunes)
“Odogwu”, Burna Boy (iTunes)
“Open Eyes”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“Outta Space”, JXN featuring Allday & Fossa Beats (iTunes)
“Over Him”, Evie Irie (iTunes)
“Peaches”, Grandson featuring K.Flay (iTunes)
“Play”, Callum Beattie (iTunes)
“Rare (Alexander 23 Edit)”, Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“Rascal”, RMR (iTunes)
“Ringtone (Remix)”, 100 Gecs featuring Charli XCX, Rico Nasty & Kero Kero Bonito (iTunes)
“Rollin”, Diana Gordon (iTunes)
“Shimmy”, Aminé (iTunes)
“Someone Said”, Swae Lee (iTunes)
“Split Decision”, PartyNextDoor (iTunes)
“Spotlight”, Jessie Ware (iTunes)
“Starting Again”, Day Wave (iTunes)
“Still The Same”, SHY Martin featuring Boy In Space (iTunes)
“Stupid Love”, Lady Gaga (iTunes)
“Symmetry (Dark)”, SYML (iTunes)
“The Garden”, Briston Mulroney (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, SZA x Justin Timberlake (iTunes)
“This Is How U Feel”, Loote (iTunes)
“U Know It’s Real”, Ant Saunders (iTunes)
“Unique”, Rocket Pengwin (iTunes)
“Upside Down”, Whethan featuring Grouplove (iTunes)
“Waiting For You”, Paperwhite featuring Heather Bond (iTunes)
“We Don’t Talk Enough”, Vigiland & MHA (iTunes)
“Where Am I At”, MAX (iTunes)
“Why Not Me”, Tasha Page-Lockhart (iTunes)
“Years In The Making”, Arkells (iTunes)
“Your Side”, Witt Lowry (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums and EPs from Brandy Clark and Mandy Moore are among the major titles on the schedule. 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 (February 25, 2020)

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: Top 40 radio is still lonely for Lauv, who is looking top 40 bound with his latest single. Get in your feels and let’s add ’em up:

WHEN LAUV TAKES OVER: Blasting in with the follow-up to the Anne-Marie collaboration “F**k, I’m Lonely”, which got as high as #30 on the Top 40 chart last November and December, Lauv’s “Modern Loneliness” leads the adds update with 36 stations on impact. Though its first-week total is smaller than normal, an independent release taking the top spot is still very impressive. At this point, the song should easily find its way into the top 50 by the weekend, just ahead of the launch for his new album ~How I’m Feeling~ on March 6.

Much like with Lauv’s newest release, this week’s numbers for impacting tracks are generally lower, though a pair of collaborations led by Diplo and Meduza finish the day in the top ten with ties for second and seventh place, respectively.

Charting songs from Doja Cat, Khalid and Roddy Ricch are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

A battle is brewing for next week’s adds report, as both Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga‘s new singles fight for the top spot.

1. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
2-T. DIPLO featuring MORGAN WALLEN & JULIA MICHAELS, “Heartless” (Columbia)
2-T. DOJA CAT, “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
5. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
6. MONSTA X, “You Can’t Hold My Heart” (Epic)
7-T. KHALID x DISCLOSURE, “Know Your Worth” (RCA)
7-T. MEDUZA, BECKY HILL & GOODBOYS, “Lose Control” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
9. TREVOR DANIEL, “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
10. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring QUAVO, “Intentions” (Def Jam)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 24-25, 2020)

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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DIPLO featuring MORGAN WALLEN & JULIA MICHAELS, “Heartless” (Columbia)
Album: Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley (2020)
Past T40 History: Wallen hasn’t previously charted here. Diplo’s collaboration with the Jonas Brothers, “Lonely”, climbed to #26.

FUTURE & DRAKE, “Life Is Good” (Freebandz/Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Four years ago, these guys peaked at #42 at the format with “Jumpman”, taken from What A Time To Be Alive.

LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
Album: ~How I’m Feeling~ (2020)
Past T40 History: Lonely enough, Lauv? This follows the Anne-Marie collaboration “F**k, I’m Lonely”, a #30 single from last fall.

MEDUZA, BECKY HILL & GOODBOYS, “Lose Control” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: One prior Meduza and Goodboys collaboration, “Piece Of Your Heart”, narrowly missed hitting the top 50 here.

NEW HOPE CLUB & R3HAB, “Let Me Down Slow” (Hollywood)
Album: New Hope Club (2020)
Past T40 History: Last year, the English group received some airplay at the format for “Love Again”, but it didn’t make the top 50.

Justin Timberlake and SZA should con-troll the top of the adds report come next Tuesday with a new soundtrack cut.

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 (February 23, 2020)

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. A popular performer who’s known for some “Rules” is ruling the list, as several newer acts check in with debuts. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“START” YOUR ENGINES: Dua Lipa earns her second #1 song on the Top 40 radio chart with “Don’t Start Now”, moving from 3-1 on the latest update. Of course, her first was the multi-format smash “New Rules”, which spent five weeks at the summit in early 2018. There are five different formats where the song currently appears in the top 30, including its former #1 rank on the Dance list. It also rises to #8 on the Hot AC chart, as it continues to make large gains week-to-week.

The multinational collaboration from DJ Snake, J Balvin and Tyga travels into the top 40 this week after an extended period just outside the region. “Loco Contigo” climbs from 41-37, giving DJ Snake his ninth top 40 single at the format, while J Balvin and Tyga each earn their seventh. Maren Morris moves from 43-39 with her recent #1 tune on the Country radio chart, “The Bones”. This is her second release to enter the region on the pop survey. Noah Cyrus also rises from 42-40 with “July”. It’s her fifth top 40 song.

Two additional songs make the top 50 on this week’s chart, led by Ali Gatie‘s “What If I Told You That I Love You” at #43. Last fall, “It’s You” briefly appeared in the region, peaking at #48. Further down, Monsta X starts at #49 with “You Can’t Hold My Heart”. A collaboration from French Montana, “Who Do U Love?”, got them to #23 on the chart in September and October of last year.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Eight

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…

CALL ME LOOP – “Downhill From Here” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Call it a bop! Looped on our playlist this weekend, the latest single from this English performer has the right dose of playful pop for any lover of the genre. With a quality song and some solid streaming numbers during the last few years, this release should endure.

LAUREN AQUILINA – “Bad People” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

With her first appearance on the Rewind in nearly a year, Aquilina’s newest single shines with a tender sound that clearly resonates thanks to its strong lyrics. Co-written with Adam Argyle, known for working with Dua Lipa and James Arthur, the song is a winner.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
LAUV – “Modern Loneliness”
STELA COLE – “Woman Of The Hour”

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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