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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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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part One, 100-51

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! Whether you were listening to tropical house or Cam’s “Burning House”, music made a big impact on all of us this year. Chances are you were probably streaming your favorite hits rather than purchasing them in 2016, though we still spin some on the turntable now and then. This year, the deaths of David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Leonard Cohen, Maurice White and Prince, among many other musicians, were overwhelming at times. A healthy dose of music likely got you through the political season, regardless of who you voted for. (It’s okay, I didn’t vote him either, but I did vote for plenty of top artists and songs this year.) Music will always be there, and so will numbers, and thus, I shall marry the two again, but without the vows and the cake, etc.

What was the “Sound” of 2016? Look no further than chart songs by Alabama Shakes, Disturbed, Shawn Hook and The 1975. There was a whole lot to “Like” about top ten hits from Captain Cuts/Nateur, Gwen Stefani, Jordan Fisher, P!nk and ZAYN. I traveled to a “Goldmine” and an “Oasis”, courtesy of Colbie Caillat and A Great Big World, respectively, and turned a “Hello” to Adele into a “Hell No” to Ingrid Michaelson. It was a “Brand New” year, Ben Rector would agree, and there was much new music to love. So, let’s start the countdown and find out where my favorite songs of the year rank…

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.

100. DAUGHTRY, “Torches”
Album: It’s Not Over… The Hits So Far
Label: RCA
Peak: #19

99. ANDRA DAY, “Rise Up”
Album: Cheers To The Fall
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #21

98. MAROON 5, “Don’t Wanna Know”
Album: TBA
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #10

97. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Wildest Dreams”
Album: 1989
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #2 (2015)

96. MELANIE MARTINEZ, “Pity Party”
Album: Cry Baby
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #19

95. TAKE THAT, “Hey Boy”
Album: III
Label: Polydor (U.K.)
Peak: #13

94. THE SCORE, “Oh My Love”
Album: Where Do You Run (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #17

93. CALUM SCOTT, “Dancing On My Own”
Album: TBA
Label: Capitol
Peak: #9+

92. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “H.O.L.Y.”
Album: Dig Your Roots
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #17

91. THE STRUMBELLAS, “We Don’t Know”
Album: Hope
Label: Glassnote
Peak: #13

90. MIIKE SNOW, “Genghis Khan”
Album: iii
Label: Jackalope/Atlantic
Peak: #17

89. ROB THOMAS, “Hold On Forever”
Album: The Great Unknown
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #9

88. PARACHUTE, “Without You”
Album: Wide Awake
Label: Vanguard/Concord
Peak: #19

87. CAM, “Burning House”
Album: Untamed
Label: Arista/RCA
Peak: #19

86. THAT POPPY, “Lowlife”
Album: Bubblebath (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #16

85. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fresh Eyes”
Album: TBA
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #17

84. CODY FRY, “Go”
Album: TBA
Label: Independent
Peak: #18

83. TORI KELLY, “Hollow”
Album: Unbreakable
Label: Capitol
Peak: #15

82. NICK FRADIANI, “Get You Home”
Album: Hurricane
Label: Dot/BMLG/Republic
Peak: #14

81. DAGNY, “Backbeat”
Album: Ultraviolet (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

80. ELLIE GOULDING, “Still Falling For You”
Album: Bridget Jones’s Baby (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #14

79. GOO GOO DOLLS, “So Alive”
Album: Boxes
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #16

78. TRAIN, “Play That Song”
Album: A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat
Label: Sunken Forest/Columbia
Peak: #6+

77. KUNGS vs. COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS, “This Girl”
Album: Layers
Label: Casablanca/Republic
Peak: #12

76. ONE DIRECTION, “History”
Album: Made In The A.M.
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #12

75. KATY PERRY, “Rise”
Album: TBA
Label: Capitol
Peak: #10

74. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “High Dive”
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Label: Crush/Vanguard/Concord
Peak: #1 for two weeks

73. STING, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”
Album: 57th & 9th
Label: A&M/Interscope
Peak: #5+

72. NIALL HORAN, “This Town”
Album: TBA
Label: Capitol
Peak: #3+

71. THE 1975, “Love Me”
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Peak: #6

70. SECRET WEAPONS, “Something New”
Album: Secret Weapons (EP)
Label: Epic
Peak: #12

69. GROUPLOVE, “Welcome To Your Life”
Album: Big Mess
Label: Canvasback/Atlantic
Peak: #12

68. JORDAN FISHER, “Lookin’ Like That”
Album: Jordan Fisher (EP)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #10

67. THE GRISWOLDS, “Out Of My Head”
Album: High Times For Low Lives
Label: Wind-up/Concord
Peak: #12

66. ST. LUCIA, “Dancing On Glass”
Album: Matter
Label: Columbia
Peak: #14

65. BON JOVI, “This House Is Not For Sale”
Album: This House Is Not For Sale
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #10

64. LUKAS GRAHAM, “7 Years”
Album: Lukas Graham
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #13

63. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Fire Escape”
Album: Zombies On Broadway
Label: Crush/Vanguard/Concord
Peak: #4

62. KELLY CLARKSON, “Piece By Piece”
Album: Piece By Piece
Label: RCA
Peak: #10

61. ZAYN, “Like I Would”
Album: Mind Of Mine
Label: RCA
Peak: #10

60. BAHARI, “Dancing On The Sun”
Album: Dancing On The Sun (EP)
Label: Bahari Beach/Interscope
Peak: #10

59. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Make Me…”
Album: Glory
Label: RCA
Peak: #8

58. ELLIE GOULDING, “On My Mind”
Album: Delirium
Label: Interscope
Peak: #2 (2015/2016)

57. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “What We Live For”
Album: What We Live For
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #9

56. BANNERS, “Shine A Light”
Album: BANNERS (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #4

55. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts”
Album: Long Live The Angels
Label: Capitol
Peak: #2

54. LUKAS GRAHAM, “Mama Said”
Album: Lukas Graham
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #9

53. TAYLOR SWIFT, “New Romantics”
Album: 1989
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #7

52. ELLIE GOULDING, “Something In The Way You Move”
Album: Delirium
Label: Interscope
Peak: #10

51. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Pride”
Album: What We Live For
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #10

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

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 24, 2016

All "Good" at #1.

All “Good” at #1.

DEBUTS
40. Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You
39. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire
32. Grouplove – Welcome To Your Life | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Nathan Sykes – Give It Up (38)
31. Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl (36)
30. Katy Perry – Rise (39)
24. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (22)
07. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk – Just Like Fire (07) | PEAK: #03
09. American Authors – What We Live For (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (13) | PEAK: #07
06. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (02) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
01. Bastille – Good Grief (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (2)
2. Weathers – Happy Pills (3)
3. High Dive Heart – Misfit (7)
4. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (4)
5. Hailey Knox – Geeks (8)
6. Miike Snow – My Trigger (10)
7. MAGIC! – Red Dress (-)
8. O.A.R. – I Go Through (-)
9. James TW – When You Love Someone (-)
10. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (9)

In The Mix:
AURORA – I Went Too Far (new)
Bronze Radio Return – Only Temporary
COIN – Talk Too Much
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Stanaj – Romantic

Chart Notes:

  • There’s a familiar name taking the throne on my personal chart. The London quartet Bastille has their third #1 single with “Good Grief”, which climbs 3-1 in its sixth week in the countdown. It’s taken from their upcoming album Wild World, which is released on September 9. (You’ll find that release date to be a common one in this week’s notes.) Their previous #1 songs were 2013’s “Pompeii” and 2014’s “Of The Night”, which each spent two weeks at the top. We’ll see if this can get to three.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is a new hit for the Los Angeles act called Grouplove. “Welcome To Your Life” comes in at #32. It leads their forthcoming third album, Big Mess, due on September 9. It was four years ago this month that “Tongue Tied” led my chart for two weeks. Though they’ve hit the top five a couple of times since that single, they haven’t been back to the top spot. Will this be the song to do it? Stay tuned.
  • In the fall of 2003, singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw scored his first top 40 hit on my chart with “Follow Through”. It hit a peak of #11. This week, his new single enters the top 40 at #39. It’s “She Sets The City On Fire”, featured on the upcoming album Something Worth Saving, due September 9. DeGraw’s biggest hit on my chart remains “Chariot”, which reached #2 in 2005.
  • Finally, at #40, is Seattle singer Mary Lambert and “Hang Out With You”. It’s her first single to be released since her exit from Capitol Records earlier this year. (She’s now under the independent Tender Heart label.) In 2014, “Secrets” got to #8 on my chart, the only charting song from the Heart On My Sleeve album.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 1, 2016

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thisWEEK’Shighlight.

At this time one year ago, the last New Music Tuesday (technically, a special Monday date on June 29) was taking place. It certainly was an interesting transition to Friday, but we got through it! Back then, rapper Meek Mill rocketed to #1 on the album chart. It’s time to see which acts are in the mix for the next chart-topper on the Billboard 200:

  • MAXWELL — blackSUMMERS’night (iTunes)
    • Waiting seven years to release an album is a mighty long time. I suppose that wait is better than the eight years that it took for his 2009 album to see the light of day. The leadoff single from the second album in this R&B singer’s trilogy, “Lake By The Ocean”, holds at #1 on the Urban AC chart. Can this set finally knock Drake off the top?
  • SNOOP DOGG — COOLAID (iTunes)
    • The legendary rapper’s latest set is an Apple Music exclusive, where it’s been streaming in full for the last two days. It features “Point Seen Money Gone”, featuring Jeremih, which was recently serviced to Rhythmic and Urban radio. A good look across iTunes could give this a larger total than expected, so stay tuned.
  • BLINK-182 — California (iTunes)
    • They’ve got their first #1 single on the Alternative chart since 2004’s “I Miss You”, and the California trio is definitely excited about having their first album in nearly five years hit stores. Look for it somewhere in the top five next week.
  • AMERICAN AUTHORS — What We Live For (iTunes)
    • The New York quartet is out with their second album, featuring three singles that hit the top 30 on Hot AC radio. The most recent of the three is the title track. You can also find the act in a media campaign for Wendy’s.
  • More albums out this week: Bat For Lashes‘s The Bride (iTunes), Grace‘s FMA (iTunes), MAGIC!‘s Primary Colours (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Secret Weapons‘s SW (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Alright”, Young Summer (iTunes)
  • “Backroad”, VOKES featuring Nevve (iTunes)
  • “Body Say”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
  • “Christina’s Song”, MAX (iTunes)
  • “Fool’s Gold”, Dagny featuring BØRNS (iTunes)
  • “Good Company”, Jake Owen (iTunes)
  • “Mad About U”, CAPPA (iTunes)
  • “Sunshine”, POWERS (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Kenny Chesney, ScHoolboy Q, Switchfoot and more.

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