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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 20, 2020

A lonely Weeknd is ahead.

New Music Friday is a relief after a long and slow week, but we’ll get through these difficult times together with good music from Conan Gray, J Balvin and The Weeknd, as well as singles from Hayley Williams, John Legend, Lauren Jauregui and more. Stay home and stream:

KELSEA BALLERINI – Kelsea (iTunes)
Features: “Homecoming Queen?”, a current top 20 song on the Country radio chart

THE WEEKND – After Hours (iTunes)
Features: “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless”, both currently charting in the top ten on the Top 40 radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Adam Lambert‘s Velvet (iTunes), Conan Gray‘s Kid Krow (iTunes), Delta Rae‘s The Light (iTunes), Elephant Heart‘s Seasons (iTunes), Fleur East‘s Fearless (iTunes), J Balvin‘s Colores (iTunes), Mac Miller‘s Circles (Deluxe) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Alkaline Trio‘s E.P. (iTunes), Christian Paul‘s Christian Paul (iTunes), Eliza & The Delusionals‘s A State Of Living In An Objective Reality (iTunes), Love Fame Tragedy‘s Five Songs To Briefly Fill The Void (iTunes), Marian Hill‘s Was It Not (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 Seater”, YBN Nahmir featuring G-Eazy & Offset (iTunes)
“AAA”, Tyde Levi (iTunes)
“Actions”, John Legend (iTunes)
“Always Be Gangsta (Freestyle)”, Kevin Gates (iTunes)
“Anyway”, Sofia Quinn (iTunes)
“Baby Girl”, Bryce Vine featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Bad”, Don Diablo featuring Zak Abel (iTunes)
“Be Myself”, Maya Hawke (iTunes)
“Between Us”, DVSN featuring Snoh Aalegra (iTunes)
“Bittersweet”, Hartley (iTunes)
“Boys Ain’t Sh-t (Estos Chicos No Lo Son) (Remix)”, SayGrace featuring Becky G (iTunes)
“Bury Me”, Moontower (iTunes)
“Champion Of The World (Live/NPR’s Tiny Desk)”, Coldplay (iTunes)
“Circles (Acoustic)”, George Alice (iTunes)
“Control”, Armaan Malik (iTunes)
“Do Better”, Jordan Gavet (iTunes)
“Don’t Cry”, ADÉ featuring Trevor Jackson (iTunes)
“Easy On Me”, Rudimental featuring The Martinez Brothers (iTunes)
“Elevator Girl”, Shura featuring Ivy Sole (iTunes)
“Enchanté”, Sachi featuring Naika (iTunes)
“Everything Will Be Okay”, Eli. (iTunes)
“Fair Chance”, Thundercat featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B (iTunes)
“Friday”, Theresa Rex (iTunes)
“Getaway Green”, All Time Low (iTunes)
“Girl”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
“Hard To Say Goodbye”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Healing”, Arlissa (iTunes)
“Hello I Am”, Somegirlnamedanna (iTunes)
“Hurting”, Lilly Ahlberg (iTunes)
“I Do (Acoustic)”, Astrid S & Brett Young (iTunes)
“I Got So High That I Saw Jesus”, Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“I Miss My Mum”, Cavetown (iTunes)
“Intentions (Acoustic)”, Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“Is Everybody Going Crazy?”, Nothing But Thieves (iTunes)
“Lento”, Lauren Jauregui & Tainy (iTunes)
“Let’s Go”, Zayde Wølf (iTunes)
“Lightning”, Rico Nasty (iTunes)
“Long Night”, Audrey Nuna (iTunes)
“Looks Don’t Lie”, Siena Liggins (iTunes)
“Love You More”, Steve Aoki featuring Lay & Will.I.Am (iTunes)
“Loving You Gets Hard”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Make The Most”, Lonr. featuring H.E.R. (iTunes)
“Memento Mori”, Lamb Of God (iTunes)
“Must Be Nice”, Will Jay (iTunes)
“New Kings”, Danity Kane (iTunes)
“Nicknames”, Walk Off The Earth x Gnash (iTunes)
“Nobody But You (Acoustic)”, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
“Not Too Far”, Gawvi (iTunes)
“Obvious”, Chloe Lilac (iTunes)
“OK”, Wallows (iTunes)
“Old Soul”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“On Your Mind”, Shaun Frank featuring Alicia Moffet (iTunes)
“Paper Moons”, Josef Salvat (iTunes)
“Pedestrian”, Ant Saunders (iTunes)
“Physical”, Dua Lipa featuring Hwa Sa (iTunes)
“Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris”, Hayley Williams (iTunes)
“Run Di Road”, HoodCelebrityy (iTunes)
“Scars”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“Scorpion”, Fredo (iTunes)
“Set Me Free”, Lecrae featuring YK Osiris (iTunes)
“The Buzz”, Pretenders (iTunes)
“The Way That I Love You”, Passenger (iTunes)
“This Shouldn’t Work”, Rhodes (iTunes)
“Throw My Bones”, Deep Purple (iTunes)
“Walk ‘Em Down”, NLE Choppa featuring Roddy Ricch (iTunes)
“Wavez”, Snakehips x Troyboi (iTunes)
“Way Down Low”, Johnny Goth (iTunes)
“What’s The Vibe?”, Jufu (iTunes)
“Who I Am”, Melanie C (iTunes)
“Wrong About You”, DVBBS (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Brian Fallon, Ingrid Andress and Pearl Jam are among the major titles on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 4, 2012

“Know” your duets and duos.

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 4, 2012…

Debuts:
40. JOHN MAYER, “Shadow Days”

39. SNOW PATROL, “This Isn’t Everything You Are”

Biggest Mover(s):
ADELE, “Rumour Has It” (36-30)
KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (23-17, six spots)

10. NICKELBACK, “Lullaby” (up 1)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. ADAM LAMBERT, “Better Than I Know Myself” (up 3)
Album: Trespassing (2012, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. MAT KEARNEY, “Ships In The Night” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Young Love (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. ONE DIRECTION, “One Thing” (up 2)
Album: Up All Night (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

06. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (steady, second week)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

05. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (down 1)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. TRAIN, “Drive By” (up 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (steady, third week)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (steady, third week)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Fairfax/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 17, 2010

“Need” those Country crossovers…

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 17, 2010…

Debuts:
40. BON JOVI, “Superman Tonight”
39. MELISSA ETHERIDGE, “Fearless Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
OWL CITY, “Vanilla Twilight” (39-32, seven spots)

10. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Fifteen” (up 4)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #9

08. MUSE, “Uprising” (steady, second week)
Album: The Resistance (2009, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (up 5)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (steady, second week)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

05. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates” (down 1)
Album: The Fall (2009, Blue Note Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (down 2)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (down 1)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (up 4)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven 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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 29, 2019

Strikes the right Tones.

DEBUTS
40. American Authors featuring Maddie Poppe & Phillip Phillips – Bring It On Home
38. Adam Lambert – Superpower | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. The Script – The Last Time (37)
26. Maroon 5 – Memories (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey – Don’t Call Me Angel (32)
22. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me (27)
11. Normani – Motivation (16)
(see #6 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (06) | PEAK: #04
08. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Stephen Puth – Look Away (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Lover (12) | PEAK: #06
05. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Zara Larsson – All The Time (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ben Platt – Rain (4)
2. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (3)
3. James Blunt – Cold (1)
4. OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (8)
5. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (2)
6. Parachute – Had It All (9)
7. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (6)
8. Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain (10)
9. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (7)
10. Lukas Graham – Lie (-)

In The Mix:
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Bebe Rexha – You Can’t Stop The Girl
Bülow – Boys Will Be Boys
Celine Dion – Imperfections
Dean Lewis – Straight Back Down
Diplo featuring Jonas Brothers – Lonely (new)
Echosmith – Lonely Generation (new)
FINNEAS – Shelter (new)
John Splithoff – Proud
Liam Payne – Stack It Up
Oh Wonder – Hallelujah
Rex Orange County – 10/10
Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (new)
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Australia’s Tones And I, who advances from 3-1 on this week’s chart with “Dance Monkey”. It’s her first #1 song on my chart. At this time, the single has also reached the top spot nationally in countries like Australia, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden. Maroon 5 rises from 35-26 with “Memories”, taking this week’s Biggest Mover title, while Adam Lambert‘s “Superpower” debuts at #38, marking this week’s top new entry. Starting at #40 is another debut song, “Bring It On Home” by American Authors. While you can find the original cut on their album Seasons, a new version, which debuted on Friday, features American Idol champs Maddie Poppe and Phillip Phillips.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 27, 2019

Could be number one, baby.

Oh baby! It’s another week of great releases on the schedule, including larger country, rock and rap sets that will get you streaming away. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

DABABY – Kirk (iTunes)
Features: the streaming hit “Intro”, as well as featured appearances by Migos, Nicki Minaj and more

JON PARDI – Heartache Medication (iTunes)
Features: the title track, a current top 20 song on the Country radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Becky Hill‘s Get To Know (iTunes), Boy & Bear‘s Suck On Light (iTunes), Drax Project‘s Drax Project (iTunes), Eric Bellinger‘s Saved By The Bellinger (iTunes), Hellyeah‘s Welcome Home (iTunes), Kevin Gates‘s I’m Him (iTunes), Kristin Chenoweth‘s For The Girls (iTunes), Marc E. Bassy‘s PMD (iTunes), Pitbull‘s Libertad 548 (iTunes), Sturgill Simpson‘s Sound & Fury (iTunes), Tegan & Sara‘s Hey, I’m Just Like You (iTunes), The Beatles‘s Abbey Road (Super Deluxe) (iTunes), Whiskey Myers‘s Whiskey Myers (iTunes), Judy (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Adam Lambert‘s Velvet: Side A (iTunes), Astrid S‘s Down Low (iTunes), James Droll‘s Self Sacrifice (iTunes), John Newman‘s A.N.i.M.A.L. (iTunes), Love Fame Tragedy‘s I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It (iTunes), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds‘s This Is The Place (iTunes), nothing,nowhere. & Travis Barker‘s Bloodlust (iTunes), Push Baby‘s Woah (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All The Way (Stay)” and “Love Never”, Jimmy Eat World (iTunes)
“Almost Heaven”, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon (iTunes)
“Angel With Tattoos”, Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Baby, Let’s Do This”, Cade Foehner (iTunes)
“Bad Girlfriend”, Olivia Holt (iTunes)
“Be Fine”, Ekali featuring Wafia (iTunes)
“Bloodshot” and “Waste”, Dove Cameron (iTunes)
“Boys Like You”, Dodie (iTunes)
“Bring It On Home”, American Authors featuring Phillip Phillips & Maddie Poppe (iTunes)
“Broke Me Down”, Janine (iTunes)
“Bullet To The Heart”, Jackson Wang (iTunes)
“Caught Up In The Landslide”, Kim Churchill (iTunes)
“Cold Heart”, Luh Kel (iTunes)
“Cynical”, Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
“DNA (Acoustic)”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Don’t Say A Word”, Consoul Trainin & Lewis Watson (iTunes)
“Extra Fr!es”, Ilira (iTunes)
“Everything Sucks”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“Fado”, Milky Chance (iTunes)
“Fendi”, PnB Rock featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz (iTunes)
“Finally Feel Good”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Freedom Rings”, Brandy (iTunes)
“Fresh Laundry”, Allie X (iTunes)
“From Out Of Nowhere”, Jeff Lynne’s ELO (iTunes)
“Games”, Tessa Violet (iTunes)
“Get Over You”, Stefan Benz (iTunes)
“Good Thing”, Zedd & Kehlani (iTunes)
“Haunted Heart”, Christina Aguilera (iTunes)
“Her Love Is Killin’ Me”, Huey Lewis & The News (iTunes)
“High On Your Love”, Armin Van Buuren featuring James Newman (iTunes)
“History Of Violence”, Theory Of A Deadman (iTunes)
“Hold On”, Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Holy Water”, Galantis (iTunes)
“Home Alone”, Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“Hotel Room”, Lauren Sanderson (iTunes)
“Hurts The Most”, Rationale & Ayelle (iTunes)
“I Hope You’re Happy Now”, Carly Pearce + Lee Brice (iTunes)
“I Think I Luv Her”, Tyla Yaweh featuring YG (iTunes)
“If You’re Happy Now”, Peter Thomas (iTunes)
“Lean On Me”, Illy featuring Robinson (iTunes)
“Lie”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Diplo & Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Lonely Generation”, Echosmith (iTunes)
“Magic”, Aijia (iTunes)
“Mixed Emotions”, Emily Weisband (iTunes)
“Navy Blue”, Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“Never Alone”, Felix Jaehn & Mesto featuring VCATION (iTunes)
“Nothing Is Wrong”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“Oblivion”, Zayde Wølf x Neoni (iTunes)
“October Eyes”, Alt Bloom (iTunes)
“Only In My Dreams”, Lowen (iTunes)
“Pick Up Your Phone”, JC Stewart (iTunes)
“Play With Me”, Electric Guest (iTunes)
“Right Here”, Keshi (iTunes)
“Rushing Back”, Flume featuring Vera Blue (iTunes)
“Safe With You”, Delaney Jane (iTunes)
“Slide”, H.E.R. featuring YG (iTunes)
“Something Has To Change”, The Japanese House (iTunes)
“South Of The Border (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Ed Sheeran featuring Camila Cabello & Cardi B (iTunes)
“Stretch You Out”, Summer Walker featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Table For 2”, Alok & IRO (iTunes)
“The Other Side (Acoustic)”, Justin Klump (iTunes)
“To Me”, Alina Baraz (iTunes)
“Trampoline”, SHAED & ZAYN (iTunes)
“Truth Hurts (Remix)”, Lizzo featuring AB6IX (iTunes)
“Wanted”, NOTD & Daya (iTunes)
“Wave”, Meghan Trainor featuring Mike Sabath (iTunes)
“When We Were Young”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Wild Girl”, Kito & Empress Of (iTunes)
“Wonder”, Phil Good (iTunes)
“Writing On The Wall”, French Montana featuring Post Malone, Cardi B & Rvssian (iTunes)
“You Are Losing Me”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Your Best Friend Is A Hater”, Emotional Oranges (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Brantley Gilbert, Dermot Kennedy, Sabrina Claudio, Wilco and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND 2019: 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
KIM PETRAS – “Shinin'” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 13th appearance

With the release of her newest album Clarity on Friday, this is probably the last appearance from Petras you’ll be seeing here on the Rewind for some time. That being said, this is really good album closer to what’s been an amazing (and sometimes unexpected) era.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM LAMBERT – “Comin In Hot”
DELACEY – “The Subway Song”
PARSON JAMES, WRABEL & VINCINT – “Oh Love”
VIOLET DAYS – “All I Know”

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 2019: PGTC Picks, Week 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
ADAM LAMBERT – “Feel Something” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

After three albums in the major label system and several charting singles across a few different radio formats, the former American Idol contestant’s new independent release ranked in the top ten on iTunes yesterday. The deeply personal song is simple but lovely.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
COTIS – “Blame”
FINNEAS – “Claudia”
JESSE SAINT JOHN – “Wiser”
SPENCER – “17”
XYLØ – “Fireworks”

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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