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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 14-15, 2019)

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 new titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

GESAFFELSTEIN x THE WEEKND – “Lost In The Fire” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Already off to a fiery top 50 launch at the format, this sales and streaming hit is Gesaffelstein’s first chart single.

LAUREN DAIGLE – “You Say” (Centricity/12 Tone/Warner Bros.)
Album: Look Up Child (2018)
Past T40 History: This track recently became Christian star Daigle’s first top 40 entry here and a top ten hit on the Hot AC survey.

LIVVIA – “Damn” (12 Tone) (original impact: October 30, 2018)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Prior to her current release, this singer’s Quavo-assisted cut “Catch A Body” peaked at #37 for a week last May.

SAM SMITH & NORMANI – “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol-RCA)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Currently sitting at #2 on iTunes, expect the first duet between these two artists to dance away with larger adds.

Next week: George Ezra‘s international smash “Shotgun” rides along with NF‘s “If You Want Love” towards some notable adds.

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

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RECORD REWIND 2019: 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
BETTY WHO – “I Remember” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

Just weeks away from the highly-anticipated album Betty, due February 15, Who scores her latest appearance on the Rewind with a memorable pop song that will definitely get you moving. It’s just two weeks into the year, but this single is setting the bar very high.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRASSTRACKS featuring R.LUM.R – “I’m Alright”
CUB SPORT – “Party Pill”
MATHES featuring CAROLINE KOLE – “Backbone”

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 7-8, 2019)

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 tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BACKSTREET BOYS – “Chances” (RCA)
Album: DNA (2019)
Past T40 History: The group’s comeback song “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” got to #16 in August, another cut from their new set.

POST MALONE – “Wow.”
Album: (TBA) (2019)
Past T40 History: With a former #1 track on iTunes, Malone’s hit should easily join his two other active singles in the top 40 soon.

SABRINA CARPENTER – “Sue Me” (Hollywood)
Album: Singular (Act I) (2018)
Past T40 History: The 19-year-old performer has now hit the top 30 at the format with three tracks, but the top 20 still eludes her.

Next week: Lauren Daigle preaches to the pop choir with her Christian crossover winner “You Say”. The track is well into the top ten on the Hot AC chart and receiving solid early airplay at this format.

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

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RECORD REWIND 2019: 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
FLEUR EAST – “Favourite Thing” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

The former X Factor winner may on the independent route now, but her international support is still strong. Now in the top five on iTunes in Ireland and the U.K., with chart action at the service in over a dozen countries, East’s new song is a “Favourite” this week.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
DAN TALEVSKI – “Home Alone”
HUGO HELMIG – “Young Like This”

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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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, December 23-29, 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 holidays and fewer prominent new releases, commentary will return next week. Happy (almost) new year!

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CASSIE MARIN – “Disrespect” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

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JOHNNY MAC – “Forever” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

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NICHOLAS ROBERTS – “I Know Enough” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Eleventh appearance

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
HIGH DIVE HEART – “Love Me Back To Life”
JASON REEVES – “Before We Knew”
KINA GRANNIS – “When The Party’s Over”

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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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, December 16-22, 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…

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CHRISTIAN FRENCH – “Someone New” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: From his new EP release Natural Colors, French’s latest tune is a solid soft pop cut that compliments the rest of the set well.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ASTN – “Cruel”
SAM PADRUL – “Lighthouse”
SOPHIE ROSE – “Best Friend”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, December 9-15, 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…

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AIDAN ALEXANDER – “Melancholia” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: Actor and singer Alexander has a notable fan base already, and he makes the weekly post with this intriguing smooth sound.

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CARLIE HANSON – “Numb” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance
Notes: Rewind regular Hanson shifts from the more poppy “Toxins” to this hard-hitting hip hop jam, another great single from her.

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DELANEY JANE – “Psycho” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: Coming off the radio hit “Bad Habits” up north, CanCon queen Jane and her new pop tune should be a winner on the charts.

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JT ROACH – “Shivers” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: He’s written for plenty of pop chart favorites, but Roach’s latest song as an artist sounds like it could go the distance in 2019.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AARON TAOS – “Loneliness”
BRIGETTA – “Sick”
EDEN XO – “Dirty Blonde”
JACKSON HARRIS – “Tired Of Being Lonely”
SOFI DE LA TORRE – “Voicebreaks”
THE BAND CAMINO – “Less Than I Do”

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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