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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 5, 2014

Say, how about these chart hits?

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 5, 2014…

Debuts:
40. DELTA RAE, “Chasing Twisters”

Biggest Mover(s):
GARY BARLOW & ELTON JOHN, “Face To Face” (37-27, ten spots)

10. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (down 1)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (up 1)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

08. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (down 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. THE 1975, “Girls” (down 1)
Album: The 1975 (2013, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (up 2)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. A GREAT BIG WORLD (featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA), “Say Something” (down 3)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Black Magnetic/Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (steady, second week)
Album: Helios (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

03. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (up 2)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (down 1)
Album: Midnight Memories (2013, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (up 2)
Album: All This Bad Blood (2013, Capitol 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: October 27, 2013

Worldly hits in the top ten.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 27, 2013…

Debuts:
40. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker”
38. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (40-26, 14 spots)

10. EMELI SANDÉ, “My Kind Of Love” (up 2)
Album: Our Version Of Events (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

09. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (steady, second week)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (up 3)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem” (steady, third week)
Album: A Bad Girl In Harlem (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2

06. KATY PERRY, “Roar” (down 3)
Album: Prism (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World” (down 1)
Album: Night Visions (2012, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (up 2)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. PASSENGER, “Holes” (down 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue” (up 3)
Album: Sheppard (EP) (2012, Empire Of Song/MGM Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. COLDPLAY, “Atlas” (steady, third week)
Album: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013, Republic 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: August 23, 2015

A World of chart hits.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 23, 2015…

Debuts:
40. CONNELL CRUISE, “Into The Wild”
39. JAMIE LAWSON, “Wasn’t Expecting That”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #5 below)

10. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Go Big Or Go Home” (down 4)
Album: What We Live For (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #4

09. JUKEBOX THE GHOST, “Postcard” (down 2)
Album: Jukebox The Ghost (2015, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

08. GAVIN JAMES, “The Book Of Love” (down 3)
Album: Bitter Pill (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. SHAWN MENDES, “Stitches” (up 1)
Album: Handwritten (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #5

06. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Run Away With Me” (up 5)
Album: E·MO·TION (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

05. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Hold Each Other” (up 7)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. WALK THE MOON, “Different Colors” (down 1)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. RØMANS, “Uh Huh” (down 2)
Album: Overthinking – Pt. 1 (EP) (2015, Roc Nation Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. JOHN NEWMAN, “Come And Get It” (up 2)
Album: Revolve (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. DURAN DURAN featuring JANELLE MONÁE and NILE RODGERS, “Pressure Off” (up 1)
Album: Paper Gods (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for five 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 February 1, 2019

The language of hits.

There’s an anticipated Latin album leading the way this week, but a new month means new titles from all genres to celebrate. Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market today:

Notable albums out this week: American Authors‘s Seasons (iTunes), Big Wild‘s Superdream (iTunes), Broods‘s Don’t Feed The Pop Monster (iTunes), Busted‘s Half Way There (iTunes), Claire Richards‘s My Wildest Dreams (iTunes), Emily King‘s Scenery (iTunes), Girlpool‘s What Chaos Is Imaginary (iTunes), Linda Ronstadt‘s Live In Hollywood (iTunes), Luis Fonsi‘s Vida (iTunes), Nina Nesbitt‘s The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change (iTunes), The Moth & The Flame‘s Restless (iTunes), Within Temptation‘s Resist (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary, Vol. 2 (iTunes), Rent: Live (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Reece‘s I’m Not Sure Yet (iTunes), The Score‘s Pressure (iTunes)

Notable remix packages out this week:
“Close To Me (Remixes)”, Ellie Goulding x Diplo featuring Swae Lee (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“5 Months Later”, Prince Fox (iTunes)
“7 Billion”, OBB (iTunes)
“7 Rings (Remix)”, Ariana Grande featuring 2 Chainz (iTunes)
“100 Bad Days”, AJR (iTunes)
“Apologize”, grandson (iTunes)
“Are You Bored Yet?”, Wallows featuring Clairo (iTunes)
“Bad Habit” and “Ease My Mind”, Ben Platt (iTunes)
“Bones”, Galantis featuring OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Bury A Friend”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Canons”, Super Duper featuring JMR (iTunes)
“Chrysalis”, Empire Of The Sun (iTunes)
“Decisions (Weiss Remix)”, KREAM featuring Maia Wright (iTunes)
“Dream Child”, ØZWALD (iTunes)
“Drive All Night”, Joan (iTunes)
“End Of The Night”, Taylor Noelle (iTunes)
“Facts”, Chantel Jeffries featuring YG, Rich The Kid & BIA (iTunes)
“Faith You Might”, Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
“Fast Lovers”, Lemaitre (iTunes)
“First Aid Kit”, Maddie Poppe (iTunes)
“Good On Me”, Vanic featuring Olivia Noelle (iTunes)
“Got To Keep On”, The Chemical Brothers (iTunes)
“Gucci Rock N Rolla”, Snakehips featuring Rivers Cuomo & KYLE (iTunes)
“Happy Now (R3HAB Remix)”, Kygo featuring Sandro Cavazza (iTunes)
“Hard To Love”, The Mowgli’s (iTunes)
“Heaven (All Around You)”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“I Walk Alone”, Gary Clark Jr. (iTunes)
“I Walk Up”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“I’ve Been Waiting”, Lil Peep & ILoveMakonnen featuring Fall Out Boy (iTunes)
“Jump The Fence”, Gia Woods (iTunes)
“Karma (CLiQ Remix)”, Robinson (iTunes)
“Keep It Simple”, James Barker Band (iTunes)
“Let You Down”, Stirling (iTunes)
“Life Must Go On”, Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Love Myself”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Low Key”, Ally Brooke featuring Tyga (iTunes)
“Medicate”, Gabbie Hanna (iTunes)
“Middle Name”, Kat Saul (iTunes)
“Mime”, Isaac Dunbar (iTunes)
“Money Lover”, Magdalena Bay (iTunes)
“Nobody’s Home”, Mallrat & Basenji (iTunes)
“Not Angry Anymore”, Thelma Plum (iTunes)
“Not Thinkin’ Bout You (Acoustic)”, Ruel featuring Billy Davis (iTunes)
“Numb”, Before You Exit (iTunes)
“On My Way”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Open Up”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Permission”, New Hope Club (iTunes)
“Racks On Racks”, Lil Pump (iTunes)
“Ready To Let Go”, Cage The Elephant (iTunes)
“Slow Motion”, Jarryd James (iTunes)
“Someone New”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Splash”, Ty James x Unheard (iTunes)
“Suburban Girl”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“They Don’t Shine”, Tedeschi Trucks Band (iTunes)
“They Own This Town”, Flora Cash (iTunes)
“Trouble”, Omar Apollo (iTunes)
“What’s Up Danger (Black Caviar Remix)”, Blackway (iTunes)
“When I Die”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Wild Like The Wind”, Deorro (iTunes)
“Women”, Florida Georgia Line featuring Jason Derulo (iTunes)
“You And I”, LÉON (iTunes)
“Young Like This (HEDEGAARD Remix)”, Hugo Helmig (iTunes)
“Zero Gravity”, Kate Miller-Heidke (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Ariana Grande and many more. 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: December 22, 2013

The “Best” bops of 2013.

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 22, 2013…

Debuts:
40. BASTILLE, “Bad Blood”
39. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Reach Out Richard”
38. PETER THOMAS featuring BETTY WHO, “All Of You”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAGIC!, “Rude” (33-26, seven spots)

10. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (up 1)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

09. DAUGHTRY, “Waiting For Superman” (down 1)
Album: Baptized (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #6

08. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (up 4)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (down 2)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (up 1)
Album: Helios (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (up 1)
Album: All This Bad Blood (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (down 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. THE 1975, “Girls” (steady, second week)
Album: The 1975 (2013, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Say Something” (up 2)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Black Magnetic/Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (steady, second week)
Album: Midnight Memories (2013, Syco/Columbia 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: November 3, 2013

“Love” for 2013.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 3, 2013…

Debuts:
34. BASTILLE, “Of The Night”

Biggest Mover(s):
ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (38-28, ten spots)

10. WALK OFF THE EARTH, “Gang Of Rhythm” (up 1)
Album: R.E.V.O (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #10

09. EMELI SANDÉ, “My Kind Of Love” (up 1)
Album: Our Version Of Events (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

08. KATY PERRY, “Roar” (down 2)
Album: Prism (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

07. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (up 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. PASSENGER, “Holes” (down 3)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

05. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World” (steady, second week)
Album: Night Visions (2012, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem” (up 3)
Album: A Bad Girl In Harlem (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2

03. COLDPLAY, “Atlas” (down 2)
Album: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (up 2)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue” (up 1)
Album: Sheppard (EP) (2012, Empire Of Song/MGM 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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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (February 2017)

Radio Report - February 2017

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 during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in February in this month’s Radio Report:

GNASH featuring JOHNNY YUKON – “Home” (Atlantic, February 7 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Singer Garrett Nash, along with Olivia O’Brien, had a slow ride up the chart in 2016 with “i hate u, i love u” (#5).

JAMES HERSEY – “Miss You” (Glassnote, February 7 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Hersey was the vocalist on Dillon Francis and Kygo’s “Coming Over”, which quickly peaked at #36 in April 2016.

THE VAMPS & MATOMA – “All Night” (Island/Republic, February 7 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: The British group has struggled at the format; their biggest hit, “Somebody To You”, briefly got to #50 in 2014.

HARDWELL featuring JAY SEAN – “Thinking About You” (Epic, February 14 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Sean had a run of five top 40 hits between 2009 and 2011, but has struggled to find an audience in recent years.

GROUPLOVE – “Good Morning” (Canvasback/Atlantic, February 7 – Alternative)
Album: Big Mess (2016)
Past ALT History: The California band was in the top five late last year with “Welcome To Your Life”. Will they be welcomed back?

AMERICAN AUTHORS – “I’m Born To Run” (Island/Republic, February 14 – Alternative)
Album: What We Live For (2016)
Past ALT History: The quartet last charted at this format in 2014 with “Best Day Of My Life” (#18), a #1 song on the Hot AC listing.

COLD WAR KIDS – “Love Is Mystical” (Capitol, February 14 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: Some stations just can’t get rid of “First”, which spent seven weeks at #1 in 2015. Hope they make room for this!

DEPECHE MODE – “Where’s The Revolution” (Columbia, February 14 – Alternative)
Album: Spirit (2017)
Past ALT History: They’ve had an incredible stretch of 19 chart singles since 1989, with four reaching #1. They last charted in 2013.

Which of these new songs would you like to see on the charts later this year? Let me know!

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