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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 11, 2022

Thee duet of the week.

New Music Friday is as sweet as pie with these very tasty tunes, including the new albums from Ben Rector, for KING & COUNTRY and Lil Durk and singles from Florence + The Machine, Maren Morris and Megan Thee Stallion

Notable albums out this week: Alex Cameron‘s Oxy Music (Stream), Ben Abraham‘s Friendly Fire (Stream), Ben Rector‘s The Joy Of Music (Stream), Benny The Butcher‘s Tana Talk 4 (Stream), Bryan Adams‘s So Happy It Hurts (Stream), Ella Henderson‘s Everything I Didn’t Say (Stream), ERNEST‘s Flower Shops (Stream), for KING & COUNTRY‘s What Are We Waiting For? (Stream), Franz Ferdinand‘s Hits To The Head (Stream), Ghost‘s Impera (Stream), Ho99o9‘s Skin (Stream), James Arthur‘s It’ll All Make Sense In The End (Deluxe) (Stream), Jeremih‘s Late Nights With Jeremih (Stream), Lil Durk‘s 7220 (Stream), Lucky Daye‘s Candydrip (Stream), Mike Dimes‘s In Dimes We Trust (Stream), Mooski‘s Melodic Therapy 4 The Broken (Stream), Rex Orange County‘s Who Cares? (Stream), Scotty Sire‘s Mood Swings (Stream), Shenseea‘s Alpha (Stream), UPSAHL‘s This Is My First Live Album (Stream), Young Rising Sons‘s Still Point In A Turning World (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: KayCyy‘s TW20 50 (Stream), KONGOS‘s Speak Free (Stream), Mad Tsai‘s Homecoming! (Stream), Mariah The Scientist‘s Buckles Laboratories Presents: The Intermission (Stream), Meet Me @ The Altar‘s Model Citizen (Acoustic) (Stream), Nick Mono‘s The Sun Won’t Stay After Summer (Stream), Noah Davis‘s Nursery Crimes (Stream), Orion Sun‘s Getaway (Stream), Orville Peck‘s Bronco: Chapter 2 (Stream), Thomas Headon‘s Victoria (Stream), Yuna‘s Y1 (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“15 Drafts”, Matt Haughey (Stream)
“About You”, NOTD & Nightly (Stream)
“All I Ever Asked”, Rachel Chinouriri (Stream)
“American Dream”, Bryce Vine (Stream)
“Baby”, Aitch & Ashanti (Stream)
“Backseat Valentine”, Charlie Collins (Stream)
“Before U”, Marshmello (Stream)
“Boom Boom”, B-Lovee featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (Stream)
“Brad Pitt”, COIN (Stream)
“Brave Face”, Haley Joelle (Stream)
“Carefree”, KYLE (Stream)
“Champion”, RuPaul & Blu Hydrangea (Stream)
“Cool Kids”, Lilly Ahlberg (Stream)
“Crypto”, Takeoff featuring Rich The Kid (Stream)
“Diving Board”, Redveil (Stream)
“Do You Remember?”, Darren Hayes (Stream)
“Down Home”, Jimmie Allen (Stream)
“Falling”, Lil Mosey (Stream)
“FYN”, Rema & AJ Tracey (Stream)
“Good Again”, Sofia Quinn (Stream)
“Goodbye Mr. Blue”, Father John Misty (Stream)
“Goodbyes”, Baby Storme (Stream)
“Handsomer (Remix)”, Russ featuring Ktlyn (Stream)
“Hardcore”, Tove Styrke (Stream)
“Hate To Be You”, Lexi Jayde (Stream)
“Have To Be My Hometown”, Josh Kerr (Stream)
“Heaven Is Here” / “My Love”, Florence + The Machine (Stream)
“Help Me”, Rainbow Frog Biscuits (Stream)
“Higher”, Michael Bublé (Stream)
“How We Do It”, Sean Paul featuring Pia Mia (Stream)
“Hymn To Say Goodbye”, Low Lying Sun (Stream)
“I Tried”, Camylio (Stream)
“IDK God”, Corook (Stream)
“If These Walls Could Talk”, Benedict Cork (Stream)
“In My Car (Glue70 Remix)”, Jimi Somewhere (Stream)
“In Real Life”, Mandy Moore (Stream)
“iPad”, The Chainsmokers (Stream)
“It Gets Dark”, Sigrid (Stream)
“Killing Me”, Omar Apollo (Stream)
“Lately”, Eli Derby & 6LACK (Stream)
“Let Go”, Cody Simpson (Stream)
“Let Somebody Go (Kygo Remix)”, Coldplay featuring Selena Gomez (Stream)
“Let The Grass Grow”, Ruel (Stream)
“Lights Go Down”, Timmy Trumpet (Stream)
“Love On TV”, KAIRO (Stream)
“Lucky” / “With The Villains”, Tanna Leone (Stream)
“Magnificent”, Oh Wonder (Stream)
“Mental”, Whethan featuring Slump6s & Glaive (Stream)
“Nervous”, Maren Morris (Stream)
“New Day”, Alison Wonderland (Stream)
“New Wave”, Sam Gellaitry (Stream)
“No Prizes”, Kae Tempest & Lianne La Havas (Stream)
“No Words”, RHODES (Stream)
“Note To Self”, Randy Houser (Stream)
“Olive Branch”, Alanis Morissette (Stream)
“One Day Before I Die”, Nobody Likes You Pat (Stream)
“People Go”, Maria Petra (Stream)
“Popstar”, YSB Tril (Stream)
“Praise The Lord”, Breland featuring Thomas Rhett (Stream)
“Pretty Faces”, Nic D (Stream)
“Real”, ASTN (Stream)
“Rich Kids Ruin Everything”, Mod Sun (Stream)
“Sammy”, Chloe Moriondo (Stream)
“Sapling”, Foy Vance featuring Rag’n’Bone Man (Stream)
“Sensitive”, Mothica (Stream)
“Softcore”, SMYLES (Stream)
“Sorry”, UMI (Stream)
“SPF”, Felix Ames (Stream)
“Standards”, Kali (Stream)
“Strange”, Miranda Lambert (Stream)
“Stuck On Us”, Claire Rosinkranz & Aidan Bissett (Stream)
“Super 8 (2022)”, Jack Price (Stream)
“Sweetest Pie”, Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa (Stream)
“Synchronize”, Milky Chance (Stream)
“That Was Quick!”, Alfie Jukes (Stream)
“The Funeral”, YUNGBLUD (Stream)
“The One”, Stunna 4 Vegas (Stream)
“The Outsider”, Lyn Lapid (Stream)
“Thinking ‘Bout Love”, Wild Rivers featuring Wrabel (Stream)
“This One’s On Me”, Emma Steinbakken (Stream)
“Vertigo”, Aaron Taos & Worry Club (Stream)
“Wasted”, Jukebox The Ghost & Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (Stream)
“Waves”, Mark Ambor (Stream)
“Wheelie”, Latto featuring 21 Savage (Stream)
“When You Say My Name”, Chandler Leighton (Stream)
“Who Do”, Yella Beezy (Stream)
“Wild Child”, The Black Keys (Stream)
“Wrote You A Song”, Hanson (Stream)
“Your Knife”, Alicia Moffet (Stream)
“Your Mind”, Greentea Peng (Stream)

Next week, the current albums from Charli XCX and ROSALÍA are among the largest releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 6, 2022

Crossing to the top.

DEBUTS
40. Eddie Benjamin – Weatherman
39. Regina Spektor – Becoming All Alone | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Tears For Fears – Break The Man (40)
32. Coldplay – People Of The Pride (37)
30. Regard x Years & Years – Hallucination (36)
28. Kygo featuring DNCE – Dancing Feet (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Dove Cameron – Boyfriend (31)
16. Mimi Webb – House On Fire (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kacey Musgraves – Camera Roll (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (06) | PEAK: #06
08. Jaymes Young – Infinity (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Ben Rector – Living My Best Life (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Adele – Oh My God (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Alesso & Katy Perry – When I’m Gone (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. GAYLE – Abcdefu (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Lauren Spencer-Smith – Fingers Crossed (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bob Moses – Love Brand New (1)
2. Charli XCX featuring Rina Sawayama – Beg For You (2)
3. Griff & Sigrid – Head On Fire (3)
4. Erin Kinsey – Just Drive (4)
5. The 502s – Just A Little While (5)
6. Train – AM Gold (7)
7. Mat Kearney – Anywhere With You (9)
8. Diplo & Miguel – Don’t Forget My Love (10)
9. The Band CAMINO – I Think I Like You (-)
10. Bonnie Raitt – Made Up Mind (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – Complete Mess (new)
Abe Parker – Butterflies (new)
Ashe – Another Man’s Jeans (new)
Benson Boone – Room For 2
Emeli Sandé – Brighter Days
Lukas Graham – All Of It All
Sabrina Carpenter – Fast Times
SEB – F**k It, I’m The Man

Chart Notes:

  • Newcomer Lauren Spencer-Smith earns her first #1 song on my personal chart with “Fingers Crossed”, moving from 3-1 this week. It currently appears in the top 20 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 radio charts. Among the many big movers on the chart, “Dancing Feet” is whirling and twirling the fastest, as the Kygo and DNCE collaboration leaps from 39-28. Two songs are new to the countdown: Regina Spektor is back on my list for the first time since 2008 with “Becoming All Alone”, which starts at #39. Eddie Benjamin also lands on the chart with “Weatherman”, his first entry, which comes in at #40.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 27, 2022

There’s a new top 40 in Town.

DEBUTS
40. Tears For Fears – Break The Man
39. Kygo featuring DNCE – Dancing Feet
37. Coldplay – People Of The Pride
36. Regard x Years & Years – Hallucination | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Dove Cameron – Boyfriend (40)
22. Mimi Webb – House On Fire (36) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Jaymes Young – Infinity (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Ben Rector – Living My Best Life (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Alesso & Katy Perry – When I’m Gone (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Adele – Oh My God (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Lauren Spencer-Smith – Fingers Crossed (04) | PEAK: #03
02. GAYLE – Abcdefu (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bob Moses – Love Brand New (3)
2. Charli XCX featuring Rina Sawayama – Beg For You (1)
3. Griff & Sigrid – Head On Fire (2)
4. Erin Kinsey – Just Drive (8)
5. The 502s – Just A Little While (7)
6. David Kushner – Miserable Man (5)
7. Train – AM Gold (10)
8. Eddie Benjamin – Weatherman (-)
9. Mat Kearney – Anywhere With You (-)
10. Diplo & Miguel – Don’t Forget My Love (-)

In The Mix:
Benson Boone – Room For 2
Bonnie Raitt – Made Up Mind (new)
Emeli Sandé – Brighter Days
Jax – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Lukas Graham – All Of It All (new)
Regina Spektor – Becoming All Alone (new)
Sabrina Carpenter – Fast Times
Santana & Chris Stapleton – Joy
SEB – F**k It, I’m The Man
The Head And The Heart – Virginia (Wind In The Night)

Chart Notes:

  • Singer Benson Boone spends a second week at #1 on my personal chart with “Ghost Town”, as singles from GAYLE (#2) and Lauren Spencer-Smith (#3) are right behind his and ready to take the top spot next month. This week’s Biggest Mover, blasting from 36-22, is the second entry on my chart for Mimi Webb: “House On Fire”, which reached the top ten nationally in the U.K. and Ireland. There are four debuts on the chart this week, led by Regard and Years & Years at #36 with “Hallucination”. Coldplay appears in the top 40 for the second time this month with “People Of The Pride” at #37, their new radio single at the Alternative and Triple A formats. Entering at #39, Kygo and DNCE hit the floor with “Dancing Feet”, as the featured act earns their first chart hit since late 2017. Finally, Tears For Fears rolls in at #40 with “Break The Man”, the second single from their comeback album The Tipping Point.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 20, 2022

Crash! Boone! Bang!

DEBUTS
40. Dove Cameron – Boyfriend
36. Mimi Webb – House On Fire | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Tate McRae – She’s All I Wanna Be (35)
23. Em Beihold – Numb Little Bug (28)
19. Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift – The Joker And The Queen (31) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Ben Rector – Living My Best Life (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Alesso & Katy Perry – When I’m Gone (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Lauren Spencer-Smith – Fingers Crossed (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Adele – Oh My God (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. GAYLE – Abcdefu (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Charli XCX featuring Rina Sawayama – Beg For You (1)
2. Griff & Sigrid – Head On Fire (2)
3. Bob Moses – Love Brand New (4)
4. Regard x Years & Years – Hallucination (-)
5. David Kushner – Miserable Man (6)
6. ALTÉGO vs. Britney Spears vs. Ginuwine – Toxic Pony (5)
7. The 502s – Just A Little While (7)
8. Erin Kinsey – Just Drive (10)
9. Tears For Fears – Break The Man (-)
10. Train – AM Gold (-)

In The Mix:
Anitta – Boys Don’t Cry
Benson Boone – Room For 2 (new)
Coldplay – People Of The Pride
Eddie Benjamin – Weatherman (new)
Emeli Sandé – Brighter Days
Jax – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
John K – A Lot
Lauv – 26
Liam Gallagher – Everything’s Electric
Mat Kearney – Anywhere With You (new)
Sabrina Carpenter – Fast Times (new)
Santana & Chris Stapleton – Joy
SEB – F**k It, I’m The Man (new)
The Head And The Heart – Virginia (Wind In The Night)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s chart update doesn’t feel like a ghost town, even if the new #1 song is about one. American Idol alum Benson Boone earns his first #1 on my personal chart with “Ghost Town”, moving from 2-1 in its 16th week on the chart. While that may seem like a slow run, Boone’s song has been riding in the top five for the past ten weeks, stalling at #3 for six of them. Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift leap 12 notches to #19 with this week’s Biggest Mover: their duet version of “The Joker And The Queen”. A pair of new tunes enter the top 40: at #36, Mimi Webb burns onto the survey with “House On Fire”, while newcomer Dove Cameron is flying in at #40 with “Boyfriend”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 13, 2022

“Oh” knows how it goes.

DEBUTS
35. Tate McRae – She’s All I Wanna Be
31. Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift – The Joker And The Queen | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Coldplay x Selena Gomez – Let Somebody Go (38)
28. Em Beihold – Numb Little Bug (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Michael Bublé – I’ll Never Not Love You (28)
17. George Ezra – Anyone For You (25)
15. Jaymes Young – Infinity (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ben Rector – Living My Best Life (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Adele – Easy On Me (08) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. Alesso & Katy Perry – When I’m Gone (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. Lauren Spencer-Smith – Fingers Crossed (05) | PEAK: #04
03. GAYLE – Abcdefu (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Oh My God (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Charli XCX featuring Rina Sawayama – Beg For You (3)
2. Griff & Sigrid – Head On Fire (2)
3. Bleachers – How Dare You Want More (1)
4. Bob Moses – Love Brand New (4)
5. ALTÉGO vs. Britney Spears vs. Ginuwine – Toxic Pony (6)
6. David Kushner – Miserable Man (5)
7. The 502s – Just A Little While (-)
8. John K – A Lot (9)
9. Anitta – Boys Don’t Cry (8)
10. Erin Kinsey – Just Drive (-)

In The Mix:
Coldplay – People Of The Pride
Emeli Sandé – Brighter Days
Jax – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Lauv – 26
Liam Gallagher – Everything’s Electric
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Black Summer
Santana & Chris Stapleton – Joy
Tears For Fears – Break The Man (new)
The Head And The Heart – Virginia (Wind In The Night) (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Despite losing its bullet, “Oh My God” holds at #1 on my personal chart for a third week, as Adele and her hit face some challenges from tracks by artists like Benson Boone, GAYLE and Lauren Spencer-Smith. Newcomer Em Beihold climbs up the chart from 40-28 with the TikTok-fueled “Numb Little Bug”, making it the Biggest Mover within the countdown. Two titles are new this week: at #31, “The Joker And The Queen” pairs Ed Sheeran with longtime friend and collaborator Taylor Swift. The original solo version of the tune can be found on his album =, which topped the Billboard 200 chart during the fall. Further down, Tate McRae enters at #35 with “She’s All I Wanna Be”, which officially impacts at the Top 40 radio format (along with the Sheeran and Swift collaboration) on Tuesday.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 16, 2022

Putting the win in window.

DEBUTS
37. Jaymes Young – Infinity
35. Sam Fischer – Hopeless Romantic
34. Kacey Musgraves – Camera Roll | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town (38)
26. Ben Rector – Living My Best Life (37)
20. Alesso & Katy Perry – When I’m Gone (26)
17. Lauren Spencer-Smith – Fingers Crossed (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
14. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Taylor Swift – Message In A Bottle (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Forest Blakk – Fall Into Me (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (07) | PEAK: #02
06. GAYLE – Abcdefu (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Sting – Rushing Water (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Adele – Easy On Me (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Oh My God (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Walters – I Love You So (1)
2. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (2)
3. Aiyana-Lee – Rich Kids (4)
4. Avril Lavigne featuring Blackbear – Love It When You Hate Me (-)
5. Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay (5)
6. Turnstile – Mystery (8)
7. Bleachers – How Dare You Want More (-)
8. Austin George – Hands On You (6)
9. Bastille – Shut Off The Lights (-)
10. David Kushner – Miserable Man (-)

In The Mix:
Andy Grammer – Love Myself
Brandi Carlile – Broken Horses
FLETCHER & Hayley Kiyoko – Cherry
John K – A Lot (new)
Walk The Moon – Win Anyway

Chart Notes:

  • For the third consecutive week, the duo Silk Sonic holds at #1 on my personal chart with “Smokin’ Out The Window”, tying the run for “Leave The Door Open” from last year. Among the many top movers on this week’s chart, Lauren Spencer-Smith has the biggest one with “Fingers Crossed”, soaring from 33-17 in its second week in the countdown. The viral TikTok song also enters the top 40 at the Top 40 radio format this week. Additionally, three entries are in the mix: “Camera Roll” develops at #34 for Kacey Musgraves, the second track to chart from the Star-Crossed album. Sam Fischer is in at #35 with “Hopeless Romantic”, as he looks for his third top ten hit in a row. Finally, Jaymes Young scores with another TikTok-approved song, as 2017’s “Infinity” receives a new life and starts at #37.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 7, 2022

The dawning of 2022 hits.

With a new album from The Weeknd and top tunes from Jonas Blue and Lauren Spencer-Smith, New Music Friday is on the air:

Notable albums out this week: David Bowie‘s Toy (Box/Deluxe) (Stream), Dope Lemon‘s Rose Pink Cadillac (Stream), Gunna‘s Drip Season 4 (Stream), Halsey‘s If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power (Extended) (Stream), MARINA‘s Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land (Deluxe) (Stream), RuPaul‘s MAMARU (Stream), The Weeknd‘s Dawn FM (Stream), Twin Atlantic‘s Transparency (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: AURORA‘s A Dangerous Thing (Stream), Ben Rector‘s The Joy Of Music (Preview) (Stream), Eric Nam‘s There And Back Again (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“911”, Teddy Swims (Stream)
“Absolute”, Foxes (Stream)
“All My Friends (Stripped)”, FRENSHIP (Stream)
“Already Mine”, Sam Short (Stream)
“Amor Pasajero”, Sebastián Yatra (Stream)
“And I’d Go A Thousand Miles”, Montell Fish (Stream)
“Behold Our Power (The Mystic Festival Anthem)”, Matthew K. Heafy featuring Chuck Billy (Stream)
“Black Leaves”, KIRBY (Stream)
“Bleed”, Connor Kauffman (Stream)
“Blessings”, Young T & Bugsey featuring Chronixx (Stream)
“Borrow Your Time (Lofi)”, Fly By Midnight x Yasumu (Stream)
“Brave”, Ella Henderson (Stream)
“Call Me Your Hope”, Tobias Dray (Stream)
“Chitty Bang”, Leikeli47 (Stream)
“Circles Around This Town”, Maren Morris (Stream)
“Cut”, Jaguar Jonze (Stream)
“Dear Fear”, Kota The Friend (Stream)
“Dominion”, Skillet (Stream)
“Don’t Mess With Love”, James Morrison (Stream)
“Don’t Wake Me Up”, Jonas Blue & Why Don’t We (Stream)
“Drinking Songs”, Walker Hayes (Stream)
“Drunk Text Me”, Lexi Jayde (Stream)
“Expiration Date”, MICHELLE (Stream)
“Face To Face”, Don Diablo featuring WATTS (Stream)
“Fall Into Me (Acoustic)”, Forest Blakk (Stream)
“Fear Of Dying”, Alison Wonderland (Stream)
“Fenty Secrets”, Kid Ink (Stream)
“Finally Alone”, Matilda (Stream)
“Fingers Crossed”, Lauren Spencer-Smith (Stream)
“Funny Girl”, Father John Misty (Stream)
“Golden Hour”, HRVY (Stream)
“Good Beer”, Seaforth & Jordan Davis (Stream)
“Good Times”, Zak Abel (Stream)
“Happy New Year”, Let’s Eat Grandma (Stream)
“Hard Drive Gold”, alt-J (Stream)
“Hopeless Romantic (220 KID Remix)”, Sam Fischer (Stream)
“I Give Everything”, Ryland James (Stream)
“I Love You So (King Henry Remix)”, The Walters (Stream)
“In The Middle”, Tokyo’s Revenge (Stream)
“In The Wake Of Your Leave”, Gang Of Youths (Stream)
“J’s Lullaby (Darlin’ I’d Wait For You)”, Delaney Bailey (Stream)
“Judged”, Billy Talent (Stream)
“Long Time Comin'”, Baby Money (Stream)
“Million Dollars Worth Of Game”, 2 Chainz featuring 42 Dugg (Stream)
“Miserable Man”, David Kushner (Stream)
“Moth To A Flame (Extended)”, Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd (Stream)
“No Apologies”, Crazy Cousinz featuring Mila Falls (Stream)
“Numero Uno”, Sage The Gemini (Stream)
“Off The Leash!”, BabySantana featuring Yvngxchris & Luisss (Stream)
“Parallel Heartbreak”, Moore Kismet & Pauline Herr (Stream)
“Permanence”, David Guetta & MORTEN (Stream)
“Phuckboi Rejects”, Royal & The Serpent (Stream)
“Product Of A Small Town”, Sean Stemaly (Stream)
“Promised Land”, TobyMac & Sheryl Crow (Stream)
“Purple Sun”, Cannons (Stream)
“Rapunzel”, Emlyn (Stream)
“Remember Me”, Michael Schulte (Stream)
“Retail Therapy”, Central Cee (Stream)
“Run”, Morgan Wade (Stream)
“Still Something”, Suriel Hess (Stream)
“Strangers”, Maddie & Tae (Stream)
“Tricky”, Majestic featuring Autumn Rowe (Stream)
“Unsung Hero”, for KING & COUNTRY (Stream)
“We Don’t Have To Die”, Sarah Barrios (Stream)
“Welcome To The Playhouse”, Steve Aoki & DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal) (Stream)
“When It’s Too Good”, BENNETT (Stream)
“Wherever You Go (Alan Walker Remix)”, Alok featuring John Martin (Stream)
“You”, Armaan Malik (Stream)
“You Will Never Work In Television Again”, The Smile (Stream)

Next week, the latest albums from Cordae and NLE Choppa are the largest releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 12, 2021

The coldest chart-topper of the year.

DEBUTS
40. John Mayer – Wild Blue
39. Andy Grammer – Damn It Feels Good To Be Me
38. Troye Sivan – Angel Baby
36. Ed Sheeran – Shivers | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. ABBA – Don’t Shut Me Down (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
27. Duran Duran – Anniversary (34)
17. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Milky Chance – Colorado (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Ben Rector featuring Steve Winwood – Range Rover (05) | PEAK: #05
08. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Tones And I – Cloudy Day (06) | PEAK: #05
06. Silk Sonic – Skate (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (08) | PEAK: #05
04. John Mayer – Last Train Home (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Dua Lipa – Love Again (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
01. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (3)
2. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (-)
3. Brandi Carlile – Right On Time (1)
4. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (6)
5. Sting – If It’s Love (5)
6. Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead (7)
7. Olivia Vedder – My Father’s Daughter (8)
8. FINNEAS – The 90s (-)
9. Eddie Vedder – Long Way (-)
10. Adam Melchor – What A Damn Shame (-)

In The Mix:
James Blunt – Love Under Pressure (new)
Justus Bennetts – Insomniac
Little Mix – Love (Sweet Love)
Lorde – Mood Ring
Mimi Webb – 24/5 (new)
Sabrina Carpenter – Skinny Dipping (new)
Sigrid – Burning Bridges
Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart
Young Bombs featuring JORDY – Summer In Brooklyn (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It leaped from 34-21-10-4 over the last month, but this week, “Cold Heart” hits the top spot on my personal chart for Elton John and Dua Lipa. The song is the first #1 on my list for the legendary John and the record-breaking tenth for Lipa, who knocks her own “Love Again” off the top and down to #2. Two songs tie for this week’s Biggest Mover: up ten spots, “Justified” jumps from 27-17 for Kacey Musgraves, while the reunited ABBA climbs from 40-30 with “Don’t Shut Me Down”. Four songs reach the top 40 this week, all performed by solo men: Ed Sheeran has the top new entry at #36 with “Shivers”, Troye Sivan is in at #38 with “Angel Baby”, Andy Grammer debuts at #39 with “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me” and John Mayer lands at #40 with “Wild Blue”. The four have a combined eight prior #1 hits on my chart between them: Mayer with three, Sheeran and Sivan with two and Grammer with one.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 5, 2021

Labor Day lovin’.

DEBUTS
40. ABBA – Don’t Shut Me Down
37. ABBA – I Still Have Faith In You
34. Duran Duran – Anniversary | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. The Script – I Want It All (37)
27. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Santana, Rob Thomas & American Authors – Move (28)
04. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (10)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Coldplay – Higher Power (09) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
09. Silk Sonic – Skate (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. Tones And I – Cloudy Day (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Ben Rector featuring Steve Winwood – Range Rover (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (10) | PEAK: #04
03. John Mayer – Last Train Home (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – Love Again (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Brandi Carlile – Right On Time (1)
2. Walk Off The Earth x Lukas Graham – Love You Right (2)
3. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (4)
4. Jxdn featuring Machine Gun Kelly – Wanna Be (3)
5. Sting – If It’s Love (-)
6. Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (-)
7. Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead (5)
8. Olivia Vedder – My Father’s Daughter (8)
9. Duran Duran featuring Chai – More Joy (6)
10. Maisie Peters – Psycho (7)

In The Mix:
Adam Melchor – What A Damn Shame
Ed Sheeran – Visiting Hours
Justus Bennetts – Insomniac (new)
Little Mix – Love (Sweet Love) (new)
Lorde – Mood Ring
OneRepublic – Someday
Sigrid – Burning Bridges
Tom Grennan – Don’t Break The Heart (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Another week, another round of chart wins for Dua Lipa! This time around, “Love Again” holds at #1 for the fifth week, while “Cold Heart” (her collaboration with Elton John) continues its fast ascent with a move from 10-4. Now, will Lipa replace herself at the top? It seems pretty likely, but we’ll see what plays out soon. Lifting from 35-27, Kacey Musgraves earns the Biggest Mover in the countdown with “Justified”. Duran Duran has the week’s Highest Debut with a new single from their upcoming album Future Past: at #34, that’s “Anniversary”. This track follows “Invisible”, which recently got to #3. The two other entries are from one act, a legendary Swedish quartet with their first studio album in 40 years: ABBA. “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down” debut at #37 and #40, respectively, which are both featured on their upcoming album Voyage.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 29, 2021

“Love” for the month.

DEBUTS
37. The Script – I Want It All
35. Kacey Musgraves – Justified | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Santana, Rob Thomas & American Authors – Move (36)
26. Shawn Mendes & Tainy – Summer Of Love (35)
23. Vaultboy – Everything Sucks (31)
10. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (21) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (21) | PEAK: #10
09. Coldplay – Higher Power (08) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
08. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Ben Rector featuring Steve Winwood – Range Rover (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Duran Duran – Invisible (05) | PEAK: #03
05. Tones And I – Cloudy Day (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. John Mayer – Last Train Home (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – Love Again (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Brandi Carlile – Right On Time (1)
2. Walk Off The Earth x Lukas Graham – Love You Right (2)
3. Jxdn featuring Machine Gun Kelly – Wanna Be (4)
4. Saint Phnx – Happy Place (6)
5. Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead (5)
6. Duran Duran featuring Chai – More Joy (7)
7. Maisie Peters – Psycho (8)
8. Olivia Vedder – My Father’s Daughter (10)
9. Alesso & Marshmello featuring James Bay – Chasing Stars (9)
10. Lorde – Mood Ring (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Melchor – What A Damn Shame (new)
Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love
Dermot Kennedy – Better Days
Ed Sheeran – Visiting Hours
OneRepublic – Someday (new)
Sigrid – Burning Bridges (new)

Chart Notes:

  • The end of August doesn’t mean the end of a spectacular run on my personal chart for Dua Lipa, as “Love Again” remains at #1 for the fourth week and “Cold Heart” (her collaboration with Elton John) leaps from 21-10, making it the Biggest Mover for the second week in a row. Two new releases debut on my chart, both by acts who have previously reached the top spot: Kacey Musgraves is in at #35 with “Justified”, while The Script starts at #37 with “I Want It All”. A new album (Star-Crossed) from Musgraves is due on September 10, while the trio’s first compilation (Tales From The Script: Greatest Hits) hits October 1.

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