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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 23-24, 2017)

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 seven fresh singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALEX AIONO featuring TRINIDAD CARDONA – “Does It Feel Like Falling” (Interscope)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Both soloists are newcomers here. Cardona’s song “Jennifer” has some minor airplay from the Rhythmic panel.

BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
EP: All Your Fault: Pt. 2 (2017)
Past T40 History: Rexha’s had ten top 40 titles since her first in 2014, one going to #1. The country duo has three pop hits to date.

CHEAT CODES featuring FETTY WAP – “Feels Great” (300 Entertainment/in2une)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: The EDM trio is coming off a #6 song in “No Promises”, while the New Jersey rapper looks for his sixth pop hit.

CNCO & LITTLE MIX – “Reggaetón Lento (Remix)” (Syco/Columbia)
Album: Primera Cita (2016) (original version)
Past T40 History: The male quintet is new here, while the female quartet has three top 40 singles to date. In the U.K., it got to #5.

LIAM PAYNE – “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Payne topped the pop chart two weeks ago with “Strip That Down”, which falls to #4 on the most recent survey.

LORDE featuring POST MALONE, KHALID & SZA – “Homemade Dynamite (Remix)” (Lava/Republic)
Album: Melodrama (2017) (original version)
Past T40 History: The New Zealand performer has four top 40 songs to date. Her previous entry, “Green Light”, hit #19 in March.

NF – “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
Album: Perception (2017)
Past T40 History: “Down” just made top 50 at this format, becoming his first chart single. His latest album recently entered at #1.

Next week: Format newcomers Alex Aiono, CNCO and NF are among the acts competing for the Most Added title. With four (so far) releases in the mix, it’ll be a very competitive Tuesday.

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

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 10/15 – 10/21/17

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…

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FLEURIE, DALTON DIEHL & RUSLAN – “Take Me With You” (Spotify)
There’s a lot of Nashville power charging this musical ménage à trois, though Diehl (previously Young Brother) is now found in The Golden State. Regardless of location, this new collaboration is a nice treat, a soft pop indulgence that you need for your fall playlist.

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MATT WOODS – “Tongues” (Spotify)
We were certainly wagging our tongues at the idea of a new release from Woods, and our mouths were watering by the time this cut was confirmed. Following “Nervous” and “Stop”, his latest single continues to deliver an exquisite soulful experience. Lovely sound.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRYCE FOX – “Punches” (SoundCloud)
ERIN MCCARLEY featuring BODYTALKR – “Blackout” (SoundCloud)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 16-17, 2017)

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 new tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CALVIN HARRIS featuring KEHLANI & LIL YACHTY – “Faking It” (Columbia)
Album: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (2017)
Past T40 History: “Slide” (#9) and “Feels” (#8) from Harris’s latest set are only two of his eleven career top ten hits at the format.

DAYA – “New” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2017/18?)
Past T40 History: With three top ten songs, including a chart-topping collaboration with The Chainsmokers, she’s on a hot streak.

Next week: Format newcomers Alex Aiono, CNCO and NF are among the acts competing for the Most Added title. With four (so far) releases in the mix, it’ll be a very competitive Tuesday.

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

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 10/8 – 10/14/17

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…

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BRASKO – “Take Me” (Spotify)
As Jordan Gable, he provided plenty of tasty tunes for several PGTC playlists, including two Rewind appearances with “Fool Of Me” (June 2016) and “Didn’t Mean It” (September 2016). Now, as a second era begins, his edgy new wave-influenced pop sound shines.

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GOLDEN COAST – “Float On By” (Spotify)
Singer and songwriter Denny White has been on the Rewind with a pair of tunes this year, including a feature for “Traces” (January 2017). So, it’s also good to have his duo back in action! Their catchy rhythmic pop song floats toward the top of this week’s releases.

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VOKES – “Screens” (Spotify)
Don’t worry, your vision is fine! This act is now a quintet, having previously hit the Rewind as a solo project (musician Mike Harris) with “Wrong” (August 2016). Focused in a more alternative direction, the transition is flawless and the single is worth a few listens.

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ZAYDE WØLF – “Higher Than High” (Spotify)
Hungry like the Wolf? Us too! “High” is the Nashville performer’s third cut on the Rewind in 2017, with “The Jungle” (August 2017) marking his last appearance to date. With a radio-ready and anthemic pop/rock sound, you’ll be blasting this track through the fall.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CHRIS JOBE – “Thank You Internet” (SoundCloud)
LEO KALYAN – “No Man’s Land (Part 1)” (SoundCloud)
LUKR – “Secrets” (SoundCloud)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 9-10, 2017)

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:

MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA – “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
Album: Gemini (2017)
Past T40 History: Kesha’s “Praying” (#12) and Macklemore’s “Glorious” (featuring Skylar Grey, #21) could be affected by this one.

NIALL HORAN – “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
Album: Flicker (2017)
Past T40 History: Horan just topped the chart for two weeks with “Slow Hands”, with this cut looking to become his third solo hit.

Next week: Charlie Puth ponders about how long it’ll be before he claims the Most Added title, but will something stop him from taking the prize?

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 10/1 – 10/7/17

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…

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LAUV – “Easy Love” (Spotify)
As he goes for pop radio domination with “I Like Me Better” and “A Different Way”, a collaboration with DJ Snake, the talented guy is keeping busy with yet another quality single. (It’s not a hot Sigala remix!) The retro-tinged rhythmic release will get you bopping.

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WHISSELL – “Wild Animal” (Spotify)
You could say that I’m wild about this Nashville performer’s catalog, having covered so many of her releases over the last two years. In the zoo we call SoundCloud, it’s refreshing to have fantastic vocalist in the mix with her bluesy rocker of a single. It’s a great one.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BIYO – “Fantasies” (SoundCloud)
COLYER – “Enough” (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 (October 2-3, 2017)

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 of the singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DJ SNAKE featuring LAUV – “A Different Way” (Interscope)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: DJ Snake has six top 40 singles to date, two reaching #1. Lauv is currently in the top 50 with “I Like Me Better”.

LINKIN PARK – “One More Light” (Warner Bros.)
Album: One More Light (2017)
Past T40 History: It’s the band’s first single here since the death of Chester Bennington in July. How will a posthumous song fare?

MARSHMELLO featuring KHALID – “Silence” (RCA/in2une)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Marshmello hasn’t charted here yet. Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke” is close to becoming his third top 40 song.

Next week: Niall Horan and Rachel Platten explore the softer side with their latest tracks, but will either softly reach the top of the leaderboard? Find out next Tuesday.

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