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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 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 the three titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AVA MAX – “Kings & Queens” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Max is looking for her third top 40 track here. 2019’s “Sweet But Psycho” reached #3, her biggest single to date.

JAWSH 685 x JASON DERULO – “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After reaching the top 40 last weekend, this became the first top 40 song for Jawsh 685 and the 21st for Derulo.

TOPIC & A7S – “Breaking Me” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The two artists on this collaboration are new to the format. The single has already climbed to #1 at Dance radio.

After some early top 50 action, the Conkarah and Shaggy collaboration called “Banana” unpeels at the format next Tuesday.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Seven

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
NEW RULES – “Emily” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

For a pleasurable pop/rock addition to your weekend, check out the new song from this emerging group, who are following up their Rewind pick from earlier this year called “Pasta”. Co-written with Jake Torrey and Noah Conrad, the tune feels ready for radio love.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALFIE TEMPLEMAN – “Obvious Guy”
BEN HOBBS – “Own Arms”
GUS DAPPERTON – “Post Humorous”
PETER FENN – “Haven’t Been There For You”

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 (June 29-30, 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 the four songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CHRIS BROWN x YOUNG THUG – “Go Crazy” (300 Ent.-RCA)
Album: Slime & B (2020)
Past T40 History: Currently in the top ten on both the Rhythmic and Urban charts, this could earn some decent crossover airplay.

REGARD & RAYE – “Secrets” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: This collaboration is in its second week atop the Dance radio chart. Regard’s hit “Ride It” made the top 20 here.

STAYSOLIDROCKY – “Party Girl” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The format newcomer is looking to party on, with his song falling just outside the top 50 for the past few weeks.

THE KILLERS – “Caution” (Island/Republic)
Album: Imploding The Mirage (2020)
Past T40 History: The recent #1 at the Alternative and Triple A radio formats could become the band’s first top 40 hit since 2009.

Next week, Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo are ready to savagely attack the adds report with a viral hit, as Ava Max is hoping to be named the queen of the list with her latest single. Find out how they fare next Tuesday.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Six

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
PHANGS – “When I’m All Alone” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Tenth appearance

Nashville’s Jake Germany is ready to slay the world with his album Who’s Gonna Break Your Heart Tonight? later this summer, as we get a nice slice of perfect pop for an appetizer. Co-written by songwriting wizard Bonnie McKee, it’s a tasty and tantalizing tune!

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
WOLF – “Play Dead” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

New York singer/songwriter Julia Wolf has been putting out some really great music so far this year, including her last two releases “Ghost” and “Pillow”, which both were included in the Rewind. The mellow sound of this song is fresh yet familiar and quality stuff.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BLAKE ROSE – “Ordinary People”
CARO – “Part Of Me”
CONOR MAYNARD – “Nothing But You”
DIXIE D’AMELIO – “Be Happy”
JAMIE SCOTT – “Third Time Lucky”
MARC SCIBILIA – “Wild World”
MOLLY MOORE & MATY NOYES – “Handsomer”

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 (June 22-23, 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’s a larger track impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJ MITCHELL – “Burn” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Since late 2018, Mitchell has placed three songs in the top 40 at the format, the highest of which peaked at #21.

KYGO & ONEREPUBLIC – “Lose Somebody” (Interscope-RCA)
Album: Golden Hour (2020)
Past T40 History: The collaboration is nearing the top 30 on the Hot AC chart. OneRepublic’s last top ten single here was in 2014.

Next week, StaySolidRocky is looking for a good result on the adds report with “Party Girl”. Who else is coming to the pop party with him? Stay tuned.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Five

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
MCAMP – “Never Love Again (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

This is the first track to appear on the Rewind for R&B singer/songwriter Michael Campanelli, currently based in Lake Oswego, OR (which is just outside of Portland.) The neo soul-inspired cut has a sophisticated and smooth feel to it, perfect for an early morning.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
HUGO HELMIG – “Sooner Or Later”
LUZ – “We’ll Be Fine”
SVRCINA – “Precious”
TONY FERRARI – “Spend It All”

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 (June 15-16, 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’s a larger track impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

TONES AND I – “Ur So F**king Cool” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Looking for her second top 40 track at the format, Tones And I’s latest release started at #43 this past weekend.

Next week, look out for Kygo and OneRepublic‘s “Lose Somebody” to impact at this format, which is already winning somebody (or somebodies, rather) at the Hot AC format.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Four

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
MOKITA – “Bad” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

Nashville’s John-Luke Carter continues his run of great independent releases with another pop banger. This particular single gets a little help from another frequent face on the Rewind, Los Angeles-based CAPPA, and songwriter Thomas Jones. It’s a summer jam.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
OLI FOX – “Player 2” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

During his short time with Island Records, the performer’s music was featured several times on our Friday Faves playlist, including cuts like “The Worrying” in November 2018 and “Young” in March 2019. His latest track, a rhythmic pop bop, wins the final round!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BEN KESSLER – “No Plans”
CODY FRY – “Thinking About You”
LOLO – “Dead Inside”

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 (June 8-9, 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:

(NOTE: These songs were originally meant to impact last week, but were moved due to Add Board’s temporary closing.) 

GABBY BARRETT featuring CHARLIE PUTH – “I Hope” (Warner)
Album: Goldmine (2020)
Past T40 History: Barrett’s crossover release, in its original solo form, spent a week at #1 on the Country radio chart back in April.

KATY PERRY – “Daisies” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After reaching the top 40 on yesterday’s published update, Perry now has 29 top 40 songs to date at the format.

KELSEA BALLERINI & HALSEY – “The Other Girl” (The Orchard-Capitol)
Album: Kelsea (2020)
Past T40 History: This stalled just outside the top 50 on the Country radio chart, as Ballerini switches to an alternate single there.

OLIVIA O’BRIEN – “Josslyn” (Island/Republic)
EP: The Results Of My Poor Judgement (2020)
Past T40 History: O’Brien was featured on Gnash’s big hit “I Hate U, I Love U”, which spent three weeks at #5 in November 2016.

PINK SWEAT$ – “17” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Last year, the singer had a minor Rhythmic and Urban AC hit with “Honesty”, which didn’t cross to this format.

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 Twenty 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
GRIFFIN OSKAR – “Answer” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Singer and songwriter Oskar is back with the follow-up to “We Don’t Get High (Like We Used To)”, a track that was featured on the Rewind in April. Co-written with Isaiah Tejada, known for his work with Britney Spears and Maroon 5, Oskar’s got another winner.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
JOHN SPLITHOFF – “Go Somewhere” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

This artist has been off the Rewind for a few years during his time with Warner Music’s East West label, where he released an EP in 2018 and some assorted tracks. Now, back with a self-released project, Splithoff delivers another smooth musical trip for your ears.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRONZE AVERY – “Only You”
JOY OLADOKUN – “Who Do I Turn To?”
NICK WILSON – “Safe”
TRELLA – “Fumes”

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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