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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 16-17, 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 release is impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams” (Grade A/Interscope)
Album: Goodbye & Good Riddance (2018)
Past T40 History: Already well into the top 20 on the Rhythmic chart, this track marks the performer’s first release at this format.

Next week: Hot new singles from Ariana Grande, Charlie Puth and others look to score big call letters during a busy week.

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

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, July 8 – 14, 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 independe2nt songs of the week…

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CAPE CUB – “Moonglow” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Four previous appearances
Notes: Following a run with LAB Records, this act, now recording as a band, returns to the Rewind with a lovely radio-ready sound.

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DES ROCS – “Let Me Live / Let Me Die” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Two previous appearances
Notes: Keeping the energy alive with song after song, this New York musician is a future hard rock hero with another dynamite cut.

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MOONTOWER – “Leaving You Behind” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: One previous appearance
Notes: This Los Angeles trio made a great first impression with “William” in April. They continue to stand out with this solid single.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BAHARI – “Chasers”
BENJAMIN POSS – “Vulture”
CAROLINE KOLE – “What If”
EMILY VAUGHN – “Strangers”
OPIA – “Strings Attached”
TOP BUNK – “Toothbrush”

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

DRAKE featuring MICHAEL JACKSON – “Don’t Matter To Me” (YMCMB/Republic)
Album: Scorpion (2018)
Past T40 History: Drake’s latest pop entry could become the third posthumous top 40 song for Jackson, who last charted in 2014.

ELLA MAI – “Boo’d Up” (10 Summers/Interscope)
EP: Ready (2017)
Past T40 History: This former chart-topper on the Urban list marks the English-born performer’s first hit to impact at the format.

SOCIAL HOUSE featuring LIL YACHTY – “Magic In The Hamptons” (SB/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Already in rotation on Top 40 powerhouse Z100, this release marks the duo’s first tune to impact at this format.

Next week: Look out for massive streaming hit “Lucid Dreams” by Juice WRLD to dream its way toward the top of the list.

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

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, July 1 – 7, 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…

Due to the July 4 holiday, there was far less new product this week. That being said, here are some new names and a few old ones gone independent that are appearing on the Rewind for the first time. Full commentary will be back next week! Enjoy.

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KROWNS – “High While The World Ends” (Spotify)
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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OLIVVER THE KID – “Overreacting” (Spotify)
Location: Los Angeles, CA

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THE PRESSURE KIDS – “Fever” (Spotify)
Location: Nashville, TN

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
TEDDY<3 – “I Was In A Cult”
URI SADE – “A Thousand Ringing Bells”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, June 24 – 30, 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 independe2nt songs of the week…

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JOHNNY STIMSON – “Gimme Gimme” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Five previous appearances, most recently “End Of Time” (April 2018)
Notes: Stimson’s new one is a groovy throwback tune that could become his best song of 2018. Gimme more jams like this, Johnny.

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KNGDAVD – “Eve” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Four previous appearances, most recently “Shame” (May 2017)
Notes: Always dancing on the edge of fresh pop sounds, this New York act rocks a bit on their catchy new track. There’s a game too!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
JACOB & FANNY – “Miss You”
NICHOLAS ROBERTS – “I Fall Apart”
SCOTT QUINN – “Fallible Creatures”
THE NGHBRS – “All Or Nothing”

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 25-26, 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:

BEBE REXHA – “I’m A Mess” (Warner Bros.)
Album: Expectations (2018)
Past T40 History: Rexha is fresh off her album release on Friday and a recent #2 entry, “Meant To Be”, with Florida Georgia Line.

LOVELYTHEBAND – “Broken” (RED)
EP: everything i could never say… (2017)
Past T40 History: This is the act’s first song to impact here; member Mitchy Collins previously entered the top 50 with Oh Honey.

LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO) – “Audio” (RECORDS/Columbia)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: All three members of this new act have charted as soloists, but this is their first single together to head for adds.

Next week: The schedule looks empty, as July 4th is just around the corner. If anything changes, it’ll be here next Monday!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, June 17 – 23, 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 independe2nt songs of the week…

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AARON TAOS – “Voodoo” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Eight previous appearances, most recently “Venom” (May 2018)
Notes: Included on his latest EP release called Night Thoughts, Taos’s furthers his catchy pop/alternative sound with this new jam.

https://embed.music.apple.com/us/album/voodoo-single/1388536597
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JHART – “Put It To Bed” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: Hit songwriter James Abrahart delivers a quality R&B song with a big hook and a great vocal. “Put it” on repeat all summer!

https://embed.music.apple.com/us/album/put-it-to-bed-single/1398275490

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
FLEURIE – “Chasing Stars”
PAPERWHITE – “Loop”
SOPHIE SIMMONS – “Paper Cut”
SPAZZ CARDIGAN – “Nerves”

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