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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 20-21, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CHELSEA CUTLER – “Sad Tonight” (Republic)
Album: How To Be Human (2020)
Past T40 History: This is Cutler’s first track to impact at the pop format. The single was co-written and produced by Captain Cuts.

JONAS BROTHERS – “What A Man Gotta Do” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The siblings recently scored their 11th top 40 song at the format with this release, which entered way up at #29.

The recent charting song at the Triple A format for Noah Cyrus and Leon Bridges, “July”, hits the adds calendar next Tuesday.

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

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week 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…
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
LAUREN SANDERSON – “Bathroom Stall In Seattle” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Following the release of her new album Midwest Kids Can Make It Big, which features recent Record Rewind highlights like “Hotel Room” and “To The People I Hurt”, this new track also stood out on a very consistent project that’s sure to earn her some new fans.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
COIN – “Youuu”
LAUV – “Tattoos Together”
THE WLDLFE – “Nowhere Feels Like Home”
TIM CHADWICK – “Sore Thumb”

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 13-14, 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 three new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALICIA KEYS – “Underdog” (RCA)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Keys reached the top ten in January 2013 with “Girl On Fire”, but larger success has eluded her in recent years.

HALSEY – “You Should Be Sad” (Capitol)
Album: Manic (2020)
Past T40 History: As “Graveyard” is laid to rest at the format following its #8 peak last month, this follow-up is building very fast.

TREVOR DANIEL – “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
Album: Homesick (EP) (2018)
Past T40 History: Fueled by TikTok and a notable sales and streaming response, Daniel recently earned his first top 40 song here.

At the current time, no songs are listed as impacting at the format next week. Stay tuned for updates to the schedule.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Two

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
NIGHTLY – “The Movies” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

After several years signed in the Interscope family, this duo from Nashville has been releasing music independently since the fall. If their new song is any indication, they’d be great at providing the soundtrack to some nostalgic films. It’s a cool softer new wave cut.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
SHY MARTIN – “Slow” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Talented singer and songwriter Martin returns to the Rewind for her first appearance of the new year, and as the title appropriately suggests to us, she’s taking the tempo down on this release. Luckily, this stripped back and vulnerable ballad is a winner this week.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
COLONY HOUSE – “Where I’m From”
EMMANUEL FRANCO – “Do Me Like A Drug”
KODALINE – “Wherever You Are”

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 6-7, 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 three new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CAMILA CABELLO featuring DABABY – “My Oh My” (Syco/Epic)
Album: Romance (2019)
Past T40 History: After a double single release that earned only moderate results, Cabello’s latest single is roaring into the top 40.

JUSTIN BIEBER – “Yummy” (Def Jam)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Bieber’s 27th top 40 hit at the pop format had a huge top 30 entry yesterday. It’ll easily be the Most Added title.

LEWIS CAPALDI – “Before You Go” (Capitol)
Album: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (Expanded) (2019)
Past T40 History: Capaldi led the pop survey for four weeks last year with “Someone You Loved”. Will his new track be loved too?

After an early debut in the top 50 last month, newcomer Trevor Daniel‘s “Falling” should fall into the top five on the adds report when it officially impacts next week.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week One

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
GABRIELLE APLIN & NINA NESBITT – “Miss You 2” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance / Nesbitt is signed to Cooking Vinyl (via Sony’s The Orchard)

Just about three years after Aplin’s original version was released, which I didn’t cover on the Rewind at the time, this new take with Nesbitt landed towards the top of the new releases I listened to last week. The latter performer is a good fit and it still sounds fresh.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
LAUV – “Changes” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 21st appearance

With his latest song off the forthcoming album ~How I’m Feeling~, due March 6, Lauv is feeling pretty reflective and vulnerable. A sobering ode to making resolutions and shifting one’s priorities in life, the lyric remains hopeful. It’s a nice tune heading into 2020.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
HANNAH GRACE – “When I Ruled The World”
THE MOWGLI’S – “Wasting Time”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Fifty Two

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…

(Due to the holidays and a smaller release schedule, commentary will return at the top of January. Enjoy the break!)
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
BROTHERS PAGE – “Cause The World Is Small” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
GREAT GOOD FINE OK – “2020” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
(no additional material this week)

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