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

CHRIS BROWN featuring DRAKE – “No Guidance” (RCA)
Album: Indigo (2019)
Past T40 History: Despite his history on the Rhythmic and Urban lists, Brown last charted as a lead artist here with 2016’s “Zero”.

NF – “Time” (Caroline)
Album: The Search (2019)
Past T40 History: Of the rapper’s three chart songs to date, the biggest was the #1 smash “Let You Down” from March of last year.

ONEREPUBLIC – “Rescue Me” (Mosley/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Though this band continues to chart well at the Hot AC format, it’s been 2-1/2 years since they last ranked here.

SAM FELDT featuring RANI – “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Neither artist has charted here. Feldt’s 2015 cover of Robin S’s “Show Me Love” scored some minor pop airplay.

SAM SMITH – “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After landing just below the top 50 on last Sunday’s update, Smith is looking for his third #1 song at the format.

STEPHEN PUTH – “Look Away” (Arista/RED)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: This is Puth’s first cut to see a wide release at the Top 40 format. He is the brother of chart-topper Charlie Puth.

Next week: No songs are currently listed as impacting at the format, but that could soon change…

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Nine

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
TONES AND I – “Never Seen The Rain” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

This Australian performer is blowing up in her home country with one Gold and one Platinum single to date, as her sound begins to spread through Europe via increasing airplay and larger playlisting. With an EP due in late August, the hits should keep on coming!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AARON SMITH – “Unspoken”
ADAM MELCHOR – “Joyride”
COREY HARPER – “Best Of Me”
HUX – “Follow Thru”
LIKEABLE – “Cut Me Off”
PRETTY SISTER & MARCLO – “Poolside Vibe”
WAVE & ROME – “Hey K”

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

BLANCO BROWN – “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG – Warner)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Producer Blanco impacts here with his first single as an artist. It also heads for adds at Country radio this week.

ILLENIUM & JON BELLION – “Good Things Fall Apart” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: Ascend (2019)
Past T40 History: 2-1/2 years ago, Bellion hit #10 at the format with “All Time Low”. He has a total of three top 50 entries to date.

MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA – “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Following in the footsteps of big artists like BTS and PSY, this seven-man band is spreading K-pop to the States.

Next week: NF has “Time” on his side and OneRepublic is off to the “Rescue” a week from now. Who else will be joining them on their way to the top of the adds report?

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Eight

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
PHOEBE RYAN – “Build Me Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

After landing on the Rewind earlier this year with “A Thousand Ways”, Ryan returns with a cool tune and a very entertaining video. Sure, it might be some time before she’s the next Mr. Wizard or Bill Nye The Science Guy, but Ryan knows how to experiment well.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ANDREW RIPP – “Pilots”
BRONZE AVERY – “Never Be You”
DAVE BARNES – “Dreaming In Electric Blue”
FINISH TICKET – “Dream Song”
KYAN PALMER & NICOPOP. – “Coo Coo Juice”
PETER THOMAS – “Watching TV With The Sound Off”
SAARLOOS – “Feisty”
WANDERER – “Hurt This Way”
WAVE & ROME – “Stardust”

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

ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD – “Hate Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Goulding’s “Close To Me” spent a week at #2 in April, her highest-charting hit in four years. Will this rise to #1?

KASKADE & MEGHAN TRAINOR – “With You” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Kaskade’s single “Atmosphere” spent a week at #50 in September 2013, marking his only chart song here so far.

LIL NAS X – “Panini” (Columbia)
Album: 7 (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: With “Old Town Road” headed down after spending three weeks at #4, his follow-up release is being served hot.

POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG – “Goodbyes” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After two days of airplay, the collaboration debuted at #35 last Sunday. Malone’s scored ten top 40 hits thus far.

Next week: Blanco Brown gits his chance at the format with a new dance sensation, while the act Monsta X is looking for some monsta numbers for their first song to impact here. We’ll see if anyone else joins the pop party soon.

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RECORD REWIND 2019: 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
BENEDICT CORK – “Pray No More” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

We’re popping the Cork on another edition of the Rewind with the latest song from this amazing English singer and songwriter. It’s been only five weeks since he was last featured with “Breaking Hearts”, but his emotive vocals and soft pop sound are still on point.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
MAGDALENA BAY – “Mine”
UNSECRET featuring SAM TINNESZ – “Lay Your Weapons Down”

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 1-2, 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 two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

JONAS BROTHERS – “Only Human” (Republic)
Album: Happiness Begins (2019)
Past T40 History: With “Cool” becoming a top ten song at the format, the siblings move onto the third single from their #1 album.

MARSHMELLO & KANE BROWN – “One Thing Right” (Joytime Collective/RCA)
Album: Joytime III (2019)
Past T40 History: This is the first collaboration for the two artists. Despite his Country radio success, Brown has yet to chart here.

Next week: A new collaboration from Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD leads a pack of at least three releases so far. What in the WRLD will top the list? Stay tuned.

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