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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 31, 2019

Rhett’s still a good bet.

Saying this week is a big one for new releases would be an understatement: it’s absolutely massive. From country kings to pop queens, here are the top new albums and singles hitting the market:

THOMAS RHETT – Center Point Road (iTunes)
Features: “Look What God Gave Her”, a top ten hit on the Country radio chart that also ranks in the top 30 on the Hot AC chart

Notable albums out this week: Calboy‘s Wildboy (iTunes), Denzel Curry‘s ZUU (iTunes), Hootie & The Blowfish‘s Cracked Rear View (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (iTunes), Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band‘s The Traveler (iTunes), Kirk Franklin‘s Long Live Love (iTunes), Phil Collins‘s Other Sides (iTunes) and Remixed Sides (iTunes), Raveena‘s Lucid (iTunes), Skepta‘s Ignorance Is Bliss (iTunes), Sublime With Rome‘s Blessings (iTunes), Susan Boyle‘s Ten (iTunes), Wang Chung‘s Orchesography (iTunes), Yung Gravy‘s Sensational (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Barenaked Ladies‘s Fake Nudes: Naked (iTunes), Jack Gray‘s Nights Like This (iTunes), Maren Morris‘s Reimagined (iTunes), Miley Cyrus‘s She Is Coming (iTunes), Spencer Barnett‘s Reckless (iTunes), XYLØ‘s Yes & No (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“17”, Zhavia Ward (iTunes)
“A Different Kind Of Human”, AURORA (iTunes)
“Ain’t Thinkin’ ‘Bout You”, KREAM & Eden Prince featuring Louisa (iTunes)
“Alcohol You Later (Acoustic)”, Mitchell Tenpenny (iTunes)
“All My Friends”, Madeon (iTunes)
“Assassin (Hippie Sabotage Remix)”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Aute Cuture”, ROSALÍA (iTunes)
“Away From You”, Queen Naija (iTunes)
“Black Out”, 7715 (iTunes)
“Bloom”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Breaking Hearts”, Benedict Cork (iTunes)
“Broke Leg”, Tory Lanez featuring Quavo & Tyga (iTunes)
“Call You Mine”, The Chainsmokers featuring Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“Calm Down” / “Can’t Stop You”, Pete Yorn (iTunes)
“Can I”, Kiana Ledé (iTunes)
“Carry On (Nicky Romero Remix)”, Kygo & Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Castles”, Freya Ridings (iTunes)
“Cheap Queen”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Choir”, Guy Sebastian (iTunes)
“City Of Black & White (Revisited)”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Crop Circles”, Jon Bellion (iTunes)
“Diablo”, Ilira featuring Juan Magán (iTunes)
“Do Me”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Them”, Young Bombs (iTunes)
“Drugs (Acoustic)”, Upsahl (iTunes)
“Enemy”, Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Falling Down”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Find U Again”, Mark Ronson featuring Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“First Day Of My Life”, Lisa Loeb (iTunes)
“First Time”, Grey featuring Robinson (iTunes)
“Further Than The Planes Fly (Fly Holmsey Remix)”, Eves Karydas (iTunes)
“Forward Motion”, Daya (iTunes)
“Glad He’s Gone”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“Golden”, Unsecret featuring Jessie Early (iTunes)
“Gone”, Great Good Fine OK featuring Transviolet (iTunes)
“Have You Had Enough Wine?”, JC Stewart (iTunes)
“Gone”, Vérité (iTunes)
“Hills”, Souly Had (iTunes)
“Hold You Down”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“Honest (Acoustic)”, PUBLIC (iTunes)
“I Don’t Care (Acoustic)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“I Love You But I Don’t Like You”, Molly Moore (iTunes)
“Ice Cream”, MIKA (iTunes)
“Into Happiness”, Phantogram (iTunes)
“ISOU”, SHAED (iTunes)
“Jealous”, Ingrid Michaelson (iTunes)
“Let Me Go”, Adam&Steve x gnash (iTunes)
“Let You”, Cheryl (iTunes)
“Little Light One”, Flor (iTunes)
“Lotta Dem”, Bhad Bhabie (iTunes)
“Maria”, Grandson (iTunes)
“Might Be Right”, White Reaper (iTunes)
“Mine Right Now (Simon Hardy Remix)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Missing You”, Steve James & Eric Nam (iTunes)
“My Way Up”, Molly Kate Kestner (iTunes)
“Never Really Over”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Not The One”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Obvious”, Deorro (iTunes)
“Outlaw”, Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Potions”, Slander & Said The Sky featuring JT Roach (iTunes)
“Press”, Cardi B (iTunes)
“Rattling Rose”, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (iTunes)
“Ritual”, Tiësto, Jonas Blue & Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Sad Forever”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Same (Win & Woo Remix)”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Scary Mask”, Poppy featuring Fever 333 (iTunes)
“Shallow”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Simple Love”, Genevieve Stokes (iTunes)
“Sometimes I Don’t Mind”, Bowling For Soup (iTunes)
“Sorry”, Cris Cab (iTunes)
“Spicy”, Herve Pagez & Diplo featuring Charli XCX (iTunes)
“Stay Awake (Acoustic)”, Dean Lewis (iTunes)
“Summer Air”, Hardwell featuring Trevor Guthrie (iTunes)
“Supply & Demand”, Wilder Woods (iTunes)
“Swimming Pools”, Lxandra (iTunes)
“The Search”, NF (iTunes)
“Thoughts”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Too Much”, FERGUS (iTunes)
“Too Proud (Kito Remix)”, Broods (iTunes)
“Tucson Train”, Bruce Springsteen (iTunes)
“We Need Love”, John Legend (iTunes)
“What Do You Like In Me”, Nasty Cherry (iTunes)
“When You Know What Love Is”, Craig David (iTunes)
“When You Leave (Prince Fox Remix)”, Nikki Vianna & Matoma (iTunes)
“What U Like”, Kyan Palmer x Nicopop. featuring Johnny Mac (iTunes)
“Worryin’ ‘Bout Me”, BJ The Chicago Kid featuring Offset (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Avicii, the Jonas Brothers and 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: 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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 17, 2017

A new chart “Life”.

Just before we head into the Thanksgiving break, you’ll be happy to know there’s plenty cooking when it comes to giant releases for the week. Here are the albums and singles you need to know about this Friday:

TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL – The Rest Of Our Life (iTunes)
One of Country music’s most iconic couples is out with their joint release this week, their first full-length set together. “Speak To A Girl” and the title track have both hit the top 40 at the radio format, the latter of which is currently charting. It will likely settle for a top five peak on the Billboard 200, though it should lead the genre-specific chart (unless Garth Brooks‘s book/CD combo is eligible to enter the list.)

More albums out this week: Barenaked Ladies‘s Fake Nudes (iTunes), Chase Rice‘s Lambs & Lions (iTunes), Green Day‘s Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band (iTunes), Jaden Smith‘s SYRE (iTunes), Jimmy Buffett‘s Buried Treasure: Volume 1 (iTunes), Morrissey‘s Low In High School (iTunes), Paloma Faith‘s The Architect (iTunes), Tove Lo‘s Blue Lips (iTunes), T-Pain‘s Oblivion (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: Sia‘s Everyday Is Christmas (iTunes), Tom Chaplin‘s Twelve Tales Of Christmas (iTunes), Us The Duo‘s Our Favorite Time Of Year (Amazon)

More EPs out this week: Aly & AJ‘s Ten Years (iTunes), Dean Lewis‘s Same Kind Of Different (Acoustic) (iTunes), Olivia O’Brien‘s It’s Not That Deep (iTunes), State Of Sound‘s High On You (iTunes), Tigertown‘s Warriors (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Night”, Steve Aoki x Lauren Jauregui (iTunes)
“Alone”, Aaron Taos featuring Shane Stokes (iTunes)
“American Soul”, U2 (iTunes)
“Cabrona”, Gin Wigmore (iTunes)
“Can’t Trust A Soul”, Dreezy featuring PnB Rock (iTunes)
“Coping”, FRANKIE (iTunes)
“Desires”, LCAW featuring WhoMadeWho (iTunes)
“Ding-A-Ling”, Stefflon Don & Skepta (iTunes)
“Dream (Acoustic)”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Easy To Hate”, VOKES (iTunes)
“Echame La Culpa”, Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Energia”, Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“Freeze”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“g2g ttyl”, blackbear featuring THEY. (iTunes)
“Get It Right”, Diplo featuring (iTunes)
“Giants (Lūn Remix)”, Lights (iTunes)
“Hola”, Flo Rida featuring Maluma (iTunes)
“Hold Me Tight Or Don’t”, Fall Out Boy (iTunes)
“Home”, Machine Gun Kelly & X Ambassadors featuring Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“I Say So”, Chloe x Halle (iTunes)
“I Wrote A Song For You”, Isac Elliot (iTunes)
“Let The Record Play”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“Love You Like That (Acoustic)”, Dagny (iTunes)
“Medusa (Manila Killa Remix)”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“My Friends”, Bohnes (iTunes)
“New (Ryan Riback Remix)”, Daya (iTunes)
“Number One”, Massari featuring Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Obsessed”, Maggie Lindemann (iTunes)
“Only You”, Parson James (iTunes)
“Paris In The Rain”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Party Up”, Osmo featuring Spencer Ludwig (iTunes)
“PDA”, Day Wave & Hazel English (iTunes)
“Pineapple Skies”, Miguel (iTunes)
“Queen”, Jessie J (iTunes)
“Raincheck (Embody Remix)”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Searchlight”, Cape Cub (iTunes)
“Slow”, Matoma featuring Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“The Beautiful & Damned”, G-Eazy featuring Zoe Nash (iTunes)
“The Bravest”, Sir Rosevelt (iTunes)
“U. R. Beautiful”, The Beach (iTunes)
“Waste My Time”, CAPPA (iTunes)
“We Fight”, Dashboard Confessional (iTunes)
“Whatever It Takes (Miss Congeniality Remix)”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
“Where I First Found You”, Forest Blakk (iTunes)
“You Are The Reason”, Calum Scott (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Blackbear, Bjork and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 28, 2010

Sophomore year smashes.

Sophomore year smashes.

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 February 28, 2010…

Debuts:
40. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water”

Biggest Mover(s):
ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful” (39-29, ten spots)

10. JOSHUA RADIN, “I’d Rather Be With You” (steady, second week)
Album: Simple Times (2008, Mom + Pop Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

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

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

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

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

05. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (down 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

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

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 15, 2000

Boys and Ladies hit the chart.

Boys and Ladies hit the chart.

It is time for yet 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’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on to, yes, the fall of fifth grade and dig those elementary school vibes with my top songs from this week in 2000…

Debuts:
40. LEIGH NASH, “Need To Be Next To You”
38. EMINEM featuring DIDO, “Stan”
37. SISTER HAZEL, “Champagne High”
35. JA RULE featuring CHRISTINA MILIAN, “Between Me And You”

Biggest Mover(s):
NELLY FURTADO, “I’m Like A Bird” (39-30, nine spots)

10. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)” (down 2)
Album: Christina Aguilera (1999, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. 98 DEGREES, “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” (down 4)
Album: Revelation (2000, Universal Records)
Peak: #2

08. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Shape Of My Heart” (up 6)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

07. BARENAKED LADIES, “Pinch Me” (down 1)
Album: Maroon (2000, Reprise Records)
Peak: #6

06. DREAM, “He Loves U Not” (up 3)
Album: It Was All A Dream (2001, Bad Boy Entertainment/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. MYA, “Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)” (up 2)
Album: Fear Of Flying (2000, University/Interscope Records)
Peak: #5

04. SAMANTHA MUMBA, “Gotta Tell You” (down 2)
Album: Gotta Tell You (2001, Wildcard/Polydor/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. *NSYNC, “This I Promise You” (steady, second week)
Album: No Strings Attached (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. MADONNA, “Music” (down 1)
Album: Music (2000, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. RICKY MARTIN, “She Bangs” (up 3)
Album: Sound Loaded (2000, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (May 2015) (Part One)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new singles will be lighting up the national charts during the month. Which tracks will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a small selection of new songs being serviced in May on the CHR and Hot AC formats in the first part of this month’s Radio Report:

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea
BRITNEY SPEARS featuring IGGY AZALEA – “Pretty Girls” (May 5) (*)
Label: RCA
While she continues her latest run of performances at her Britney: Piece Of Me residency in Las Vegas, Spears is ready to top the charts once more after a disappointing era with Britney Jean. Her new single sees her collaborate with Aussie rapper Azalea, just coming off her sixth CHR radio hit, “Trouble”. Will Spears garner her first top ten single in two years? We’ll have to wait and see.

Little Big Town
LITTLE BIG TOWN – “Girl Crush” (May 5) (**)
Label: Capitol Nashville/Interscope
Comfortably in the top ten digital sellers for another week is this Country crossover, one that’s stirred up much reaction over the last month. It’s currently in the top 20 at Country radio, but testing has proven mixed with the audience, as the song registers the fifth highest negative score on the tally. It is easy to hear why this song could work at Hot AC radio, but it still may be a tough sell.

Mariah Carey
MARIAH CAREY – “Infinity” (May 5) (* + **)
Label: Epic
Just before she takes the stage in Las Vegas, the legendary Carey is out with her new single, the only new song to be featured on a compilation album titled #1 To Infinity. The album features her 18 chart-topping songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1990’s “Vision Of Love” and 2008’s “Touch My Body”. Her presence at radio may be diminished, but this should receive decent support.

Parachute
PARACHUTE – “Crave” (May 5) (**)
Label: Vanguard
Serviced to radio back in mid-March, the latest single by the incredible shrinking Virginia trio has been played on several Hot AC outlets, but isn’t being covered at all on the band’s social media profiles. It’s very peculiar. Well, now with a new record label, the home of many other acts at the format, their catchy sound is definitely a winner on my weekly chart. Will radio take to it as well?

Plain White T's
PLAIN WHITE T’S – “Pause” (May 5) (**)
Label: Proud Bird/Redjacket
The Illinois quintet, best known for hits like “Hey There Delilah” and “Rhythm Of Love”, hit a few bumps in the last few years. In early 2013, their “Should’ve Gone To Bed” was serviced at the same time that member Tim Lopez appeared on NBC’s Ready For Love. The series tanked; their single stalled, as did a followup. Independent but keeping strong, their new song is worth a replay.

Shawn Mendes
SHAWN MENDES – “Stitches” (May 5) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
It was quite the achievement when Mendes’s first album, Handwritten, entered the Billboard 200 at #1 last week. However, that second week drop was a tragic one. Front-loaded and lacking radio support on two singles with two pushes each, it may fall off in mere weeks at this point. Early adds at the two Los Angeles CHR stations is an encouraging sign, but it’s no guarantee of a smash.

Allen Stone
ALLEN STONE – “Freedom” (May 12) (**)
Label: Capitol
After the self-titled Allen Stone era with ATO Records, the 28-year-old Washington singer and songwriter lands at Capitol for his upcoming Radius set (due on May 26) and has a split single campaign at two formats to lead it off. As “Upside” continues to grow at AAA radio, picking up a pair of stations this week, “Freedom” is new at Hot AC. It’s a great retro pop record that deserves love.

Barenaked Ladies
BARENAKED LADIES – “Say What You Want” (May 19) (**)
Label: Vanguard
Back with a new studio album in June, the Canadian quartet gets their pinball on as they bounce back onto the music scene. Much like the arcade game, however, you can’t win every time, and the band has seen their airtime diminish quickly in the U.S. over the past decade (save for a play of “One Week” or “Pinch Me” occasionally.) Their sound is still solid and the live show is just as good.

Jason French
JASON FRENCH – “You Just Want My Money” (May 19) (*)
Label: Interscope
French is a 26-year-old newcomer who has already won over the social crowd with his first single, a hugely successful song on the video application Vine, and on streaming platforms, where “Money” has tallied 7.5 million plays thus far on Spotify. The singer is currently between a radio tour and recording his debut album, and if this is a preview of what’s to come, expect some good tunes.

Sam Hunt
SAM HUNT – “Take Your Time” (May 19) (*)
Label: MCA Nashville/Capitol
“Take” was one of the songs featured in this post from March in regards to recent Country hits that I thought could cross over to pop radio. Well, it’s all happening! Hunt’s tune is already gaining well at Hot AC radio and it received a decent amount of adds in the last CHR report. Hey, Shawn Mullins’s “Lullaby” spent seven weeks atop the chart in 1998-9; this could do some damage too.

Taylor Swift
TAYLOR SWIFT featuring KENDRICK LAMAR – “Bad Blood” (May 19) (*)
Label: Big Machine/Republic
“Blood” was one of the few songs on this month’s Radio Report to also be featured in my Song Of The Summer contenders list in mid-April. As I mentioned, Swift is coming off her third CHR #1 in a row with “Style”, making the 1989 era her most successful at the format so far. Will the forthcoming remix, with an artist yet to be identified, propel her back to #1 again? It may just happen.

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