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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 22-23, 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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

HAYLEY KIYOKO – “Curious” (Atlantic/EMPIRE)
Album: Expectations (2018)
Past T40 History: Singer/actress Kiyoko heads to the format for her first time. The 26-year-old’s debut album is out on March 30.

KESHA featuring THE DAP-KINGS HORNS – “Woman” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Rainbow (2017)
Past T40 History: This single follows “Praying”, which got as high as #8 in November. Can this brassy, sassy tune go even higher?

TROYE SIVAN – “My My My!” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Recently performed on Saturday Night Live, Sivan’s latest release could become his third top 40 hit next week.

WELSHLY ARMS – “Legendary” (Position/Republic)
EP: Legendary (2017)
Past T40 History: This Ohio band is new to the format, but their single has already made the top 15 on the Alternative radio chart.

Next week’s releases are TBA! Stay tuned.

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

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 1/14-20/18

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 – “Ignore Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: none; previously signed to RCA Records
Notes: Who may now be an independent artist, but she certainly doesn’t miss a beat. In fact, “Ignore Me” wasn’t ignored at all a few days ago, when it was added on several of Spotify’s New Music Friday lists, and the lead position on the PGTC Friday Faves playlist.

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JOHNNY STIMSON – “Wild World” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: “Time Machine” (March) had a prominent feature and “Honeymoon” (June) was noted as an additional pick
Notes: Stimson knows how to get my attention with a great stripped-down release. He says he wrote this single to realize “that even though the world is dark sometimes”, he should “stop and notice the beautiful things” within his world. It’s truly an authentic tune.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
LOSTBOYCROW – “I’m A Sailor Not A Salesman” (SoundCloud)
SAM FISCHER – “This City” (SoundCloud)
SUPER DUPER – “Far From Falling” (SoundCloud)
THE SHANTICS – “Mind Pop” (SoundCloud)

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

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 15-16, 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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

HUNDRED HANDED – “Too Good” (Swimwear/The Artist Cooperative)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: This trio-turned-duo, fronted by TV personality Dr. Phil’s son, Jordan McGraw, impacts with their new release.

JACK & JACK – “Beg” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Known for their viral videos across the web, these two 21-year-old guys impact at the format for their first time.

MAROON 5 – “Wait” (222/Interscope)
Album: Red Pill Blues (2017)
Past T40 History: 2018 marks 15 years since the group first hit the format with “Harder To Breathe”, which peaked at #4 that fall.

SYMON – “Lonely Girl” (Artbeatz/RED)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Headed closer to the top 50 at two formats, this California singer just missed charting two years ago with “Say”.

Will Kesha put a woman on top of the leaderboard, or will Troye Sivan be shouting “that’s my my my Most Added song!” at the top? Find out a week from now!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 1/7-13/18

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 – “Torn Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Three appearances last year, with notable features for “Traces” (January) and duo Golden Coast’s “Float On By” (October)
Notes: In a note to his Instagram followers, White talked about how “Torn” was the first release that he wrote, produced and mixed without the help of additional personnel. Spotify added the single to its New Music Friday lists in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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SAM FISCHER – “Smoke” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fischer’s two singles from November of 2016, “Getting Older” and “Same Friends”, were both featured
Notes: Fischer’s current release was co-written by a friend, Jamie Hartman, who also co-wrote the #2 entry on my Top 100 of 2017: “Human”, performed by singer Rag’N’Bone Man. (Hartman also produced “Smoke”.) Check it out before it lights up everywhere!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
KAPTAN – “Hardest Part” (SoundCloud)
RAYVON OWEN – “Gold” (SoundCloud)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 8-9, 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 the five new tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BRUNO MARS & CARDI B – “Finesse (Remix)” (Atlantic)
Album: 24K Magic (2016)
Past T40 History: Approaching the top 30 here, Mars is celebrating his 19th top 40 entry and fourth from his most recent release.

CAMILA CABELLO – “Never Be The Same” (Syco/Epic)
Album: Camila (2018)
Past T40 History: Cabello’s new single from her forthcoming solo debut, out Friday, has been well into the top 40 for a few weeks.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – “Filthy” (RCA)
Album: Man Of The Woods (2018)
Past T40 History: Timberlake recently scored his 29th top 40 single as a solo artist, with “Filthy” debuting just outside the top 20.

LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA – “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)” (Republic)
Album: Fifty Shades Freed (Soundtrack) (2018)
Past T40 History: Like “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, a #2 hit last year, this duet hopes to be one of 2018’s first big movie singles.

OLIVIA HOLT – “Generous” (Hollywood)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Holt’s “History” spent a published week at #50 last year. As noted, her new track faces some fierce competition.

Will Maroon 5‘s “Wait” await more competitors before it impacts next week, or will it slay the panel effortlessly? Find out a week from now!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 12/31/17 – 1/6/18

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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NATALIE MAJOR – “Waves” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: Major’s song was recently heard on the second episode of the Freeform series grown•ish. It’s been tagged over 900 times on Shazam since its first airing on Thursday evening, gaining through subsequent re-airings of the episode.

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THE BEACH – “Toxic Love” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: “U.R. Beautiful” and a cover of “Wonderful Christmastime” were noted as additional picks late last year.
Notes: Previously signed with Sony Music’s U.K. division, singer and songwriter George Morgan continues to pump out the quality songs. “Toxic” was added on Spotify’s New Music Friday lists in countries like Denmark, Italy and Spain.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM BARNES – “Hopeful” (SoundCloud)
MIDNIGHT RIOT – “Can’t Hold Back” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 12/10 – 12/16/17

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 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…

(The elves… uh, actually just I, have been pretty this week compiling the Top 100 of 2017, which debuts tomorrow. So, although our weekly look into my favorite independent and unsigned songs will be without commentary, you should still check out every track! A very happy and healthy holiday season to everyone, and see you in the new year.)

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AARON TAOS – “Twisted” (Spotify)

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BRASKO – “Static” (Spotify)

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PHANGS – “Eyes Off You” (Spotify)

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
JAMIE SCOTT featuring CARPET BOY – “Feels So Good” (SoundCloud)
PETER WISE – “Want Too Much” (SoundCloud)
TRENT DABBS – “Come Home Safe” (SoundCloud)

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