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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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 14, 2010

“You” know I enjoyed these songs…

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 14, 2010…

Debuts:
40. ZAC BROWN BAND, “Highway 20 Ride”
39. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Today Was A Fairytale”
38. ANGEL TAYLOR, “Like You Do”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see below, #10)

10. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (up ten)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

09. BOYS LIKE GIRLS featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Two Is Better Than One” (up 6)
Album: Love Drunk (2009, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

08. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (up 1)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

07. THE FRAY, “Syndicate” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

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

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

04. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (steady, third week)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

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

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

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback 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: March 14, 2010

Welcome to the chart “Life”.

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 14, 2010…

Debuts:
40. MARIT LARSEN, “If A Song Could Get Me You”
39. TONIC, “Release Me”
38. NICKELBACK, “This Afternoon”

Biggest Mover(s):
V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (35-26, nine spots)

10. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (down 1)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

09. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (down 2)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You” (steady, second week)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

07. CAVO, “Let It Go” (up 3)
Album: Bright Nights Bright Days (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

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

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

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

03. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (up 1)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

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

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, ninth week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 17, 2016

Let them eat “Cake”.

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 two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 17, 2016…

Debuts:
40. BRIAN FALLON, “A Wonderful Life”
38. MIIKE SNOW, “Genghis Khan”
37. RUTH B, “Lost Boy”

Biggest Mover(s):
MIKE POSNER, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (38-28, ten spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “Piece By Piece” (steady, second week)
Album: Piece By Piece (2015, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Drink You Away” (steady, second week)
Album: The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. ADAM LAMBERT, “Another Lonely Night” (steady, second week)
Album: The Original High (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. ONE DIRECTION, “Perfect” (down 3)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

06. GWEN STEFANI, “Used To Love You” (steady, third week)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man” (up 2)
Album: Tangled Up (2015, Valory Music/BMLG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. DNCE, “Cake By The Ocean” (up 1)
Album: DNCE (2016, Republic Records)
Peak: #4

03. ADELE, “Hello” (steady, second week)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

02. ADELE, “When We Were Young” (steady, second week)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. COLDPLAY, “Adventure Of A Lifetime” (steady, second week)
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams (2015, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two 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: April 25, 2010

Prepare to enter chart waters…

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 25, 2010…

Debuts:
40. ROB THOMAS, “Mockingbird”
39. TRAIN, “If It’s Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
MACY GRAY, “Beauty In The World” (30-23, seven spots)

10. CAVO, “Let It Go” (down 2)
Album: Bright Nights Bright Days (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

09. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (down 3)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

08. ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful” (up 1)
Album: Pieces (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. NICKELBACK, “This Afternoon” (up 4)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. LA ROUX, “Bulletproof” (up 1)
Album: La Roux (2009, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6

05. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (steady, second week)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (down 2)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You” (up 1)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

02. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (up 1)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

01. DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, “Red” (steady, second week)
Album: Love & War (2010, J Records)
Peak: #1 for three 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 24, 2010

You, you, you.

We all “Need” a flashback this weekend.

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 7 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 24, 2010…

Debuts:
40. GLORIANA, “How Far Do You Wanna Go?”
39. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You”
38. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away”
37. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Slice”

Biggest Mover:
MELISSA ETHERIDGE, “Fearless Love” (39-33, six spots)

10. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Fifteen” (down 1)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #9

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

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

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

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

05. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (up 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

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

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

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

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, second week)
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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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part Two, 50-26

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

On the second day of my year-end chart reveal, my true love gave to me… 25 more songs to bop to, of course! Yes, it’s time to head into the top 50 with plenty of big songs, as well as a few tracks you may have overlooked. DNCE and OneRepublic take a pair of pop ditties and place them in this pack, while a “Lost Boy” meets a “Boyfriend” on “Another Lonely Night”. So, let’s go “Up&Up” the countdown until we reach that #1 song of the year…

The 2016 chart year encompasses the period of 52 charts from the list dated December 6, 2015 to the list dated November 27, 2016. Peaks provided reflect the highest position reached by the final chart of the survey year. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks stayed in the top 40. 168 songs in total had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 165 that did so in 2015.

50. LÉON, “Tired Of Talking”
Album: Treasure (EP)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #9

49. GWEN STEFANI, “Used To Love You”
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like
Label: Interscope
Peak: #6

48. ADAM LAMBERT, “Another Lonely Night”
Album: The Original High
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #7

47. CHRIS AYER, “On The Blvd”
Album: TBA
Label: Epic (Amsterdam/NL)
Peak: #10

46. TRYON, “Somebody To Love Me”
Album: TBA
Label: Noiseblock/Lakeside
Peak: #9

45. ONEREPUBLIC, “Wherever I Go”
Album: Oh My My
Label: Mosley/Interscope
Peak: #9

44. COLDPLAY, “Up&Up”
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #8

43. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Drink You Away”
Album: The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2
Label: RCA
Peak: #6

42. ONE DIRECTION, “Perfect”
Album: Made In The A.M.
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #3

41. RUTH B., “Lost Boy”
Album: The Intro (EP)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #10

40. TROYE SIVAN featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Wild”
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (original version)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #6

39. GAVIN DEGRAW, “She Sets The City On Fire”
Album: Something Worth Saving
Label: RCA
Peak: #7

38. SAINT MOTEL, “Move”
Album: Saintmotelevision
Label: Elektra/Atlantic
Peak: #5

37. MIKE POSNER, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Album: At Night, Alone.
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8

36. JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone”
Album: First Impressions (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for six weeks+

35. BANNERS, “Start A Riot”
Album: BANNERS (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #7

34. DNCE, “Toothbrush”
Album: DNCE
Label: Republic
Peak: #6

33. TEGAN AND SARA, “Boyfriend”
Album: Love You To Death
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #5

32. DAYA, “Sit Still, Look Pretty”
Album: Sit Still, Look Pretty
Label: Artbeatz/Sony RED
Peak: #8

31. DNCE, “Cake By The Ocean”
Album: DNCE
Label: Republic
Peak: #4

30. ONEREPUBLIC, “Kids”
Album: Oh My My
Label: Mosley/Interscope
Peak: #3

29. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Goldmine”
Album: The Malibu Sessions
Label: PlummyLou/Sony RED
Peak: #4

28. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Out Of The Woods”
Album: 1989
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #3

27. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me”
Album: Nobody But Me
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for four weeks

26. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Oasis”
Album: When The Morning Comes
Label: Epic
Peak: #3

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2016 tomorrow…

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