RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Eleven

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…


ALEC BAILEY – “Lemonade” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Back in January, this performer’s past single “Grip” had its grip on that week’s edition of the Rewind. Now, his tangy new title gives Bailey another refreshing highlight to add to his collection of cool pop tunes. Stir it all together and you’ve got a talented rising star.

GREYSON CHANCE – “Seasons Nineteen” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance

On a slow week in music, Chance’s new album Portraits is one of the top sets from Friday. Several titles from the project have been mentioned on the Rewind during the past few weeks, including “Shut Up” and “Timekeeper”. It’s the season(s) for taking a Chance!


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BENEDICT CORK – “Fear Of Lonely”
KEVIN GARRETT – “Running From”
RUTHANNE – “Love Again”

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 17, 2019

A Golden surprise at #1.

40. George Ezra – Pretty Shining People
39. Noah Kahan – Mess
38. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me
37. Louis Tomlinson – Two Of Us | HIGHEST DEBUT

28. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (26)
18. Lizzo – Juice (23)

10. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Dua Lipa – Swan Song (08) | PEAK: #08
07. The Cranberries – All Over Now (09) | PEAK: #07
06. The Strumbellas – Salvation (06) | PEAK: #04
05. Westlife – Hello My Love (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Timebomb (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way (6)
2. Betty Who – I Remember (4)
3. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (1)
4. Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up (3)
5. Ocean Park Standoff – Good Time (10)
6. Galantis featuring OneRepublic – Bones (-)
7. Sara Bareilles – Fire (-)
8. Freya Ridings – You Mean The World To Me (-)
9. AJ Mitchell – All My Friends (-)
10. Dennis Lloyd – Never Go Back (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Find Someone (new)
Ava Max – So Am I
Bülow – Sweet Little Lies
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
H.E.R. – Hard Place
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Jonas Brothers – Sucker
Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles – 99 Years
Lennon Stella – Bitch (Takes One To Know One) (new)
Marshmello featuring CHVRCHES – Here With Me
Nina Nesbitt – The Best You Had
NOTD, Felix Jaehn & Captain Cuts featuring Georgia Ku – So Close
Shinedown – Get Up
The Head And The Heart – Missed Connection (new)
The Score featuring blackbear – Dreamin
Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her
X Ambassadors – Boom

Chart Notes:

  • After narrowly missing the top spot last year with “High Horse”, which had a four-week run at #2, Kacey Musgraves easily secures a #1 song this time around with a short six-week sprint to the summit for “Rainbow”. Both this cut and “High” are from her Grammy-winning set Golden Hour, with the former continuing to see increased airplay at a handful of radio formats following her performance on the recent award show. A total of four debuts land on this week’s chart update, led by Louis Tomlinson‘s “Two Of Us” at #37. “Two” marks Tomlinson’s third solo song outside of One Direction to make my survey. The soundtrack cut “Don’t Give Up On Me”, featured in Five Feet Apart, starts at #38 for Andy Grammer. Further entries from Noah Kahan (“Mess”) at #39 and George Ezra (“Pretty Shining People”) at #40 round out the list; “Mess” recently impacted at the Triple A radio format, while “Pretty” spiked in the U.K. last week after its music video debuted.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 16, 2008

Those were the “Days”.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back 11 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 16, 2008…

37. METRO STATION, “Shake It”
35. GAVIN DEGRAW, “In Love With A Girl”

Biggest Mover(s):
FERRAS, “Hollywood’s Not America” (up 28-20, eight spots)

10. JACK JOHNSON, “If I Had Eyes” (up 2)
Album: Sleep Through The Static (2008, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

09. JOHN MAYER, “Say” (steady, second week)
Album: (single only) (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. R.E.M., “Supernatural Superserious” (up 3)
Album: Accelerate (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

07. ADELE, “Chasing Pavements” (steady, third week)
Album: 19 (2008, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days” (down 3)
Album: Here Right Now (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. MAROON 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You” (steady, second week)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. EMERSON HART, “I Wish The Best For You” (steady, second week)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “These Hard Times” (up 3)
Album: Exile On Mainstream (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. LIFEHOUSE, “Whatever It Takes” (steady, second week)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 15, 2019

Pop charts and portraits.

Take a Chance on these new albums and you may just have yourself a fabulous New Music Friday. As SXSW starts to come to a close, these are all the notable releases hitting the market this Friday:

Notable albums out this week: Benjamin Francis Leftwich‘s Gratitude (iTunes), Greyson Chance‘s Portraits (iTunes), Jack Savoretti‘s Singing To Strangers (iTunes), Karen O & Danger Mouse‘s Lux Prima (iTunes), Lauren Jenkins‘s No Saint (iTunes), Nico Santos‘s Streets Of Gold (Unforgettable Edition) (iTunes), Steve Perry‘s Traces (Deluxe Edition) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Cody Simpson‘s B-Sides: Part The Seas (iTunes), Huntly‘s Low Grade Buzz (iTunes), Johnny Orlando‘s Teenage Fever (iTunes), Rachel Wammack‘s Enough (iTunes), Spencer Sutherland‘s NONE of this has been about you (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“90’s Country (Remix)” and “You Broke Up With Me (Remix)”, Walker Hayes (iTunes)
“All My Friends Are Rich”, Filous featuring Louis III (iTunes)
“All The Lies”, Alok, Felix Jaehn & The Vamps (iTunes)
“Babe, It Just Happens”, Trent Dabbs (iTunes)
“Baby Mine”, Arcade Fire (iTunes)
“Bacc At It Again”, Yella Beezy featuring Gucci Mane & Quavo (iTunes)
“Birthday Party”, AJR (iTunes)
“Bitch (Takes One To Know One)”, Lennon Stella (iTunes)
“BKLYNLDN”, Shura (iTunes)
“Bust Down Cartier”, Lil Mosey (iTunes)
“Call Back”, nothing,nowhere. (iTunes)
“Contra La Pared”, Sean Paul & J Balvin (iTunes)
“Dancing On My Own”, Elle Fanning (iTunes)
“Después Que Te Perdí”, Enrique Iglesias & Jon Z (iTunes)
“Dirty AF1s”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“DNA”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Fawn”, Crywolf (iTunes)
“Fear Of Lonely”, Benedict Cork (iTunes)
“Heavy Snow”, Christian French (iTunes)
“Hideaway”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Horrid”, Lady Leshurr (iTunes)
“Hypnotized”, The Giving Moon (iTunes)
“I Need To Be Alone”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“I See You”, Missio (iTunes)
“King James”, Anderson .Paak (iTunes)
“Knock Knock”, Laleh (iTunes)
“Lemonade”, Alec Bailey (iTunes)
“Lonely Baby”, Hyphen Hyphen featuring Kiiara (iTunes)
“Lost”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Love Again”, RuthAnne (iTunes)
“Miles Apart”, Dante Palminteri (iTunes)
“Missed Connection”, The Head And The Heart (iTunes)
“My Miracle”, Brad Paisley (iTunes)
“My Motto”, Jade Bird (iTunes)
“Nervous”, Juliander (iTunes)
“Nikes”, Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Never Really Liked Your Friends”, Mags (iTunes)
“No New Friends”, LSD (iTunes)
“No One (Jonas Blue Remix)”, Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“Numb Numb Juice”, ScHoolboy Q (iTunes)
“Playas Ball”, T.I. featuring Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“R.I.P.”, Sofia Reyes featuring Rita Ora & Anitta (iTunes)
“Running From”, Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
“Sally Walker”, Iggy Azalea (iTunes)
“Say (Acoustic)”, Ruel featuring Jake Meadows (iTunes)
“Sparrow”, Emeli Sandé (iTunes)
“Starry Eyes”, Young Bombs (iTunes)
“Swear To God”, Blackbear (iTunes)
“The Bed You Made”, Hannah Grace (iTunes)
“Tic Toc”, Rich The Kid & Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Told You So”, HRVY (iTunes)
“Turn It Up”, Armin Van Buuren (iTunes)
“Violet Sky”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Wasteland”, Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“When Love Don’t Love Your Back”, Christian Paul (iTunes)
“When You Leave”, Nikki Vianna x Matoma (iTunes)
“Who’s Got Your Love”, Cheat Codes featuring Daniel Blume (iTunes)
“Win”, Nasty Cherry (iTunes)
“Without Me (Live/Orpheum)”, The Maine (iTunes)
“Your Love”, Drama Relax featuring Tory Lanez & Lil Tjay (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Flora Cash, Wallows and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 12, 2019)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Marshmello gets toasty with his latest single featuring CHVRCHES, as several other competitors race into the top five. What s’more can I say? Let’s add ’em up:

NOW “HERE” THIS: He’s soft and gooey and has plenty of big singles too. Marshmello is back with “Here With Me”, his current collaboration with the trio CHVRCHES, which you’ll find here at the summit on this Tuesday’s report with 83 adds on impact. That total should easily give the featured act their highest-charting single at the format, having just entered the top 50 for a few weeks in January with the Alternative crossover hit “Miracle”. (Other charting entries by the act at that format have been serviced to the pop airwaves, such as “Bury It” and “The Mother We Share”, but have missed entering the survey.) Of course, Marshmello is coming off a multi-format #1 song with the Bastille-assisted “Happier”, which is just about to fall out of the top ten here.

Lauv and Troye Sivan are also looking very good with their first collaboration together, “I’m So Tired…”, which started in second place with 50 stations. Lauv has two top 40 songs to date, while Sivan has four: both performers were in the top 40 earlier this year with their own individual collaborations that peaked at #30 and #33, respectively. This one should (hopefully) do a little better.

Next week, look out for impacting titles from Bryce Vine, CNCO and Twenty One Pilots, all of which have solid early support.

1. MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES, “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
2. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…” (Capitol-in2une/AWAL)
3. B. BLANCO, TAINY, S. GOMEZ & J BALVIN, “I Can’t Get Enough” (NEON15/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
4. JONAS BROTHERS, “Sucker” (Republic)
5. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
6. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
7. BEBE REXHA, “Last Hurrah” (Warner Bros.)
8. AJ MITCHELL, “All My Friends” (Epic)
9. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)
10. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 11-12, 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:

ANDY GRAMMER – “Don’t Give Up On Me” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
Album: Five Feet Apart (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: Grammer’s past two singles both stalled at #41 on the Top 40 survey. Will this soundtrack song perform better?

BENNY BLANCO, TAINY, SELENA GOMEZ & J BALVIN – “I Can’t Get Enough” (NEON15/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The collaboration is now in the top 50 ahead of its adds date. Blanco spent two weeks at the top with “Eastside”.

LAUV & TROYE SIVAN – “I’m So Tired…” (in2une/AWAL)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: With a combined six top 40 titles and some massive streaming numbers, the format isn’t tired of these guys yet.

MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES – “Here With Me” (Joytime Collective/Glassnote-Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Marshmello is on a hot streak, but the featured band only had their first top 50 single weeks ago with “Miracle”.

Next week: new titles from Bryce Vine, CNCO and Twenty One Pilots are among the songs flying onto the Top 40 airwaves.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 10, 2019)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. We have a new song at the top and it should ring a bell… or seven. Fresh from our shopping spree, let’s check out what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

SEVENTH HEAVEN: Earning her seventh #1 song at the Top 40 format, Ariana Grande moves from 3-1 with “7 Rings”, now in its eighth week in the top 40. It’s her second chart-topper from the album thank u, next, with the title track leading the chart back in January for one week. Follow-up single “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” is up to #13 this week and could land at the top, but it’ll be some time before it gets close to the summit. We’ll keep you updated! Meanwhile, “7” should have a lengthy run at #1; it’s the only song gaining airplay in the top five and was up over 1,000 spins versus the previous published update.

Newcomer Mabel jumps from 41-35 with her first top 40 hit, “Don’t Call Me Up”, while Billie Eilish is also in with her first top 40 single, “When The Party’s Over”, up 43-39. However, the most intriguing entry of the week is actually a re-entry: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, off the soundtrack to A Star Is Born, is back in the top 40. Flying from 45-38, the tune’s boost is likely due to its recent Oscar win and new chart peak at the top of the Hot 100.

Of the four debuts in the top 50 this week, three are collaborations. One of them leads things off at #46: “I Can’t Get Enough” marks the first collaboration together for Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin. After an extremely slow run up the chart since August of last year, Blanco’s song “Eastside”, with Halsey and Khalid, recently spent two weeks at the summit. Checking in a notch lower, P!nk‘s latest single “Walk Me Home” has a nice start at #47, though it’s already approaching the top ten on the Hot AC chart. From there, Julia Michaels and Niall Horan debut at #48 with “What A Time”, the radio single from Michaels’s recent EP Inner Monologue, Pt. 1. Finally, at #50, another hit collaboration credited to four acts makes the top 50: “So Close” features NOTD, Felix Jaehn, Captain Cuts and Georgia Ku. Ku is the only chart newcomer on this song; the other three acts have either ranked with their own main-credited releases or remixes for other artists.

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