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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, May 20-26, 2018

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…

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CHELSEA CUTLER – “Water On The Bridge” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Three previous appearances, most recently “The Reason” (May 2018)
Notes: Long time no see! Cutler appeared here with “The Reason” last Sunday. Now, she slows the pace a taste with this lush ballad.

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EMILY BURNS – “Cheat” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: One previous appearance, “Girlfriend At The Time” (March 2018)
Notes: Ahead of Seven Scenes From The Same Summer, out on July 20, Burns releases one of the catchiest pop singles of the week.

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LAUV – “Bracelet” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Nine previous appearances, most recently “Chasing Fire” (April 2018)
Notes: This piece of pop jewelry is one of four Lauv tracks to admire over the next couple of weeks, and they’ll all glitter effortlessly.

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SPAZZ CARDIGAN – “Medicine” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: One previous appearance, “Episode” (March 2018)
Notes: Nashville performer Cardigan might need a lighter article of clothing; his in-your-face pop bops continue to deliver the heat!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
JC STEWART – “Medicine”

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 21-22, 2018)

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 eight (!) fresh releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format before the holiday weekend:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – “Youngblood” (Capitol)
Album: Youngblood (2018)
Past T40 History: The Aussie group is coming off “Want You Back”, which stalled halfway up the top 40. How will this track fare?

BACKSTREET BOYS – “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: One of the top boy bands of the late 90’s and early 00’s, these guys last went top 40 with 2007’s “Inconsolable”.

CASH CASH featuring ABIR – “Finest Hour” (Big Beat/RRP)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: The EDM trio has two top 40 titles to date, one of which just missed the top ten. Abir impacts for the first time.

DENNIS LLOYD – “Nevermind” (Warner Bros.)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: This is the Israeli newcomer’s first song to impact at this format. It was a part of a Spotify campaign worldwide.

DIPLO, FRENCH MONTANA & LIL PUMP featuring ZHAVIA – “Welcome To The Party” (Columbia)
Album: Deadpool 2 (Soundtrack) (2018)
Past T40 History: This is the first time all four acts have worked together. Newcomer Zhavia was a contestant on FOX’s The Four.

JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring DJ KHALED & CARDI B – “Dinero” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Lopez’s success at this format has dwindled in recent years, though she has a sizeable 21 top 40 hits since 1999.

MIGOS featuring DRAKE – “Walk It Talk It” (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol)
Album: Culture II (2018)
Past T40 History: The darlings of the Rhythmic and Urban formats are coming off “Stir Fry”, which reached #35 here last month.

RITA ORA featuring CARDI B, CHARLI XCX & RITA ORA – “Girls” (Atlantic/RRP)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Despite some initial controversy over its lyrics, this single has charted modestly in several European territories.

Next week: There are no impacting titles due to the long weekend following Memorial Day. Summer is here!

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, May 13-19, 2018

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…

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BETTY WHO – “Taste” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Two previous appearances, most recently “Look Back” (March 2018)
Notes: Who’s newest winner is fifty shades of saucy and sensual, wrapped in a great pop production. This craving is really delicious.

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CARLIE HANSON – “Mood” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Three previous appearances, most recently “Us” (February 2018)
Notes: If you’re in the mood for another jam from Hanson, which I currently am, you’ll definitely dig the urban lean of her new one.

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CHELSEA CUTLER – “The Reason” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Two previous appearances, most recently “Out Of Focus” (February 2018)
Notes: Cutler’s third single of the year has a great hook and solid electronic elements, and I think you’d agree that that’s reasonable.

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JESSE SAINT JOHN – “Fake It” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: One previous appearance, “Move” (February 2018)
Notes: If you weren’t moving to his last single, you may not have a passion for pop bops! John’s newest release is an electronic gem.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
FELICITY – “Pilot With A Fear Of Heights”
VINDATA x R.LUM.R – “Emotion”

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 14-15, 2018)

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 three new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

JULIA MICHAELS featuring TRIPPIE REDD – “Jump” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Michaels broke out in 2017 with “Issues”, which got as high as #4. Redd has never ranked at this format before.

MARSHMELLO x JUICY J featuring JAMES ARTHUR – “You Can Cry” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: All three acts have charted before, but Juicy J has the history at #1 with a feature on Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”.

SELENA GOMEZ – “Back To You” (Interscope)
Album: 13 Reasons Why (Season Two) – Soundtrack (2018)
Past T40 History: Gomez returned to the top ten with “Wolves”, which reached #5 earlier this year. How will this new single fare?

Next week: Israeli newcomer Dennis Lloyd searches for summer magic with his Spotify-led single “Nevermind”. Will the Top 40 panel mind? Stay tuned.

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, May 6-12, 2018

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…

We’re taking the week off from notes due to a busy Mother’s Day weekend, but enjoy the songs below!

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AARON TAOS – “Venom” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seven previous mentions, “Amazing” (February) being the most recent entry

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BONNIE MCKEE – “Mad Mad World” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Two previous mentions, “Thorns” (August 2017) being the most recent entry

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DES ROCS – “Used To The Darkness” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: One previous mention, “HVY MTL DRMR” (February)

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LO – “Drumline” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First time featured

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RUTHANNE – “Take My Place” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First time featured

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CAMILLE TRUST – “Move On”
GRETA ISAAC – “Undone”

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 7-8, 2018)

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? Only one new single impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

NF – “Lie” (Caroline)
Album: Perception (2017)
Past T40 History: With his follow-up to the #1 single titled “Let You Down”, this Christian crossover performer strikes once more.

Next week: new collaborations led by Julia Michaels and Marshmello jump into the picture, as they look to grab the top spot.

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, April 29-May 5, 2018

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…

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DENNY WHITE – “Alone With You” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: third appearance of 2018
Notes: White’s been a favorite of mine as both a solo artist and with Golden Coast, and his latest R&B-influenced pop tune is lovely.

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VOLUNTEER – “On The Line” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First time featured
Notes: Nashville’s Cory Quintard has his best single of 2018 to date, a nice pop track that’ll eventually get the request lines buzzing!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
FINNEAS – “Life Moves On”

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