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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 17, 2021

Who’s headed for your playlist?

Yom Kippur has concluded and New Music Friday has just begun, which means that you can dig into some appetizing albums from Carly Pearce, Lil Nas X and Scotty McCreery, as well as tasty tunes from the Jonas Brothers, Kehlani and Sam Smith. Fill up below:

Notable albums out this week: 2Cellos‘s Dedicated (Stream), Adia Victoria‘s A Southern Gothic (Stream), Carly Pearce‘s 29: Written In Stone (Stream), Charley Crockett‘s Music City USA (Stream), Cynthia Erivo‘s Ch. 1 Vs. 1 (Stream), Daughtry‘s Dear Beloved (Stream), Dead Sara‘s Ain’t It Tragic (Stream), Enrique Iglesias‘s Final (Vol. 1) (Stream), James Hersey‘s Fiction (Stream), James Vincent McMorrow‘s Grapefruit Season (Stream), Jameson Rodgers‘s Bet You’re From A Small Town (Stream), Jelly Roll‘s Ballads Of The Broken (Stream), Laine Hardy‘s Here’s To Anyone (Stream), Lil Nas X‘s Montero (Stream), LILHUDDY‘s Teenage Heartbreak (Stream), Lindsey Buckingham‘s Lindsey Buckingham (Stream), MAMAMOO‘s I Say MAMAMOO: The Best (Stream), Melissa Etheridge‘s One Way Out (Stream), Mozzy‘s Untreated Trauma (Stream), Noah Kahan‘s I Was/I Am (Stream), Scotty McCreery‘s Same Truck (Stream), St. Vincent‘s The Nowhere Inn (Soundtrack) (Stream), Tion Wayne‘s Green With Envy (Stream), Vedo‘s 1320 (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Alana Springsteen‘s History Of Breaking Up (Part One) (Stream), ATEEZ‘s Zero: Fever, Pt. 3 (Stream), Big Freedia‘s BDE (Stream), Billy Idol‘s The Roadside (Stream), Caleb Lee Hutchinson‘s Slot Machine Syndrome (Stream), Dylan Fraser‘s The World Isn’t Big When You Know How It Works (Stream), Hayd‘s Changes (Stream), Jackson Michelson‘s Back To That Summer (Stream), James TW‘s Heartbeat Changes (Part 1) (Stream), JayXander‘s Toxic Trait Sandwich (Stream), PawPaw Rod‘s PawPaw Rod (Stream), Tems‘s If Orange Was A Place (Stream), Wonho‘s Blue Letter (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“A Good Childhood”, Flora Cash (Stream)
“Abyss”, Kurtis Wells (Stream)
“Alone Together”, Del Water Gap (Stream)
“Another Way”, Kina Grannis (Stream)
“Alright”, Alle Farben featuring KIDDO (Stream)
“Altar”, Kehlani (Stream)
“Beautiful James”, Placebo (Stream)
“Bechdel Test”, Isabel Pless (Stream)
“Bittersweet”, Francisco Martin (Stream)
“Bowie”, Marc E. Bassy (Stream)
“Breakdown”, G-Eazy featuring Demi Lovato (Stream)
“Call My Name”, Lukas Graham (Stream)
“Collide”, JAXN (Stream)
“Cooped Up”, Josie Dunne (Stream)
“Dancing, Just Distancing”, Josh Cumbee (Stream)
“Die4U”, Bring Me The Horizon (Stream)
“Don’t Go Changing”, 88rising & Ylona Garcia (Stream)
“Douchebag”, Nikko Raguso featuring Anx (Stream)
“Eleanor Rigby”, Cody Fry (Stream)
“Emo”, Confetti (Stream)
“Expired”, Jenny Nuo (Stream)
“Fake B*tches”, Ashley Kutcher (Stream)
“Family”, Emeli Sandé (Stream)
“Famous Last Words”, James Blake (Stream)
“Feeling Good (Joel Corry Remix)”, Nina Simone (Stream)
“Find A Way”, H.E.R. featuring Lil Baby & Lil Durk (Stream)
“Fire In Your House”, Walk The Moon featuring Johnny & Jesse Clegg (Stream)
“Followers”, AREA21 (Stream)
“Happy Place (Deepend Remix)”, SAINT PHNX (Stream)
“Here In Chicago”, Donovan Woods (Stream)
“Hey Mama”, Britnee Kellogg (Stream)
“History Hates Lovers”, Oublaire (Stream)
“Hold Me In The Moonlight”, Goody Grace (Stream)
“Hurricane”, Ofenbach & Ella Henderson (Stream)
“Hush (Still Woozy Remix)”, The Marías (Stream)
“I Don’t Live Here Anymore”, The War On Drugs featuring Lucius (Stream)
“I Feel It”, Jon Bellion & Burna Boy (Stream)
“I Hate Everybody”, Chad Tepper featuring Simple Plan (Stream)
“I Pick Loneliness”, Munn & Delanie Leclerc (Stream)
“I8”, Quando Rondo (Stream)
“If You Want It”, Wilkinson (Stream)
“It Never Ends”, Marian Hill (Stream)
“It’s Alright”, Johnny Orlando (Stream)
“Just Fine”, Kitty Ca$h featuring Kiana Ledé (Stream)
“Lost Myself”, Wanderer (Stream)
“Love For Sale”, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga (Stream)
“Love Love Love”, My Morning Jacket (Stream)
“Love Me Like This”, Tinie Tempah featuring Maia Wright (Stream)
“Lucky”, StaySolidRocky (Stream)
“Made”, Spencer Crandall (Stream)
“Make Of It”, Half•Alive (Stream)
“Matter Of Time”, Two Another (Stream)
“Midnight Rapture”, Anabel Englund (Stream)
“Miss Understood”, Bhad Bhabie (Stream)
“Music Means Love Forever”, Steve Aoki & Armin Van Buuren (Stream)
“Nocturnal”, Aaron Smith (Stream)
“NYC’s Better Off Without U”, Libby Larkin (Stream)
“Older”, Alec Benjamin (Stream)
“One More Time”, Rod Stewart (Stream)
“Pain”, Alexander Jean (Stream)
“Paralyzed (Acoustic)”, Sueco (Stream)
“Planet”, HAYES featuring Alexander Oscar (Stream)
“Play”, Saint Middleton featuring Sam Tinnesz (Stream)
“Please Don’t Suck (Acoustic)”, Noa Kirel (Stream)
“Replica”, CJ featuring El Alfa (Stream)
“Run Away”, Foster featuring Chelsea Collins (Stream)
“She’s Getting Married”, Logan Michael (Stream)
“Sister Ray”, Foxes (Stream)
“Smile”, Arden Jones (Stream)
“Stand Out Be Special”, Nicklas Sahl (Stream)
“Steppin’ On The Beat”, Yung Gravy & TrippyThaKid (Stream)
“Summer Rain”, Majid Jordan (Stream)
“Surviving The Game”, Skillet (Stream)
“Syncopate”, MICHELLE (Stream)
“Tall Boys”, Alexandra Kay (Stream)
“The American Dream”, The Doobie Brothers (Stream)
“The Beautiful Game”, Peyton Parrish (Stream)
“The Disco Song”, Macy Gray & The California Jet Club featuring Jhonni Blaze & Maiya Sykes (Stream)
“The Long Way”, Mark Ambor (Stream)
“Therapist”, Jeremy Zucker (Stream)
“Think You Right”, Whethan featuring Ericdoa & Glaive (Stream)
“This Sucks.”, Virginia To Vegas & MacKenzie Porter (Stream)
“Time Goes ‘Bye'”, Jex Nwalor (Stream)
“Tommy’s Face”, Your Broken Hero featuring Spencer Chamberlain (of Underoath) (Stream)
“Trying Not To Cry”, Kina featuring Cavetown (Stream)
“Turn The Night On”, Kaleb Austin (Stream)
“V12”, Iann Dior featuring Lil Uzi Vert (Stream)
“Valentine”, Snail Mail (Stream)
“We Look So Good”, Chaz Cardigan (Stream)
“What’s Ur Sign?”, Reyanna Maria (Stream)
“Whatever”, Naliya (Stream)
“Who’s In Your Head”, Jonas Brothers (Stream)
“Why Can’t It Be Over”, Chase Wright (Stream)
“You And Me Together Is A Problem”, Remy & Jutes (Stream)
“You Lose!”, Magdalena Bay (Stream)
“You Will Be Found”, Sam Smith & Summer Walker (Stream)
“Young Wild & Free”, Liv Grace Blue (Stream)

Next week, the new albums from Alessia CaraG-Eazy and Wrabel are among the larger 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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 10, 2019)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. The chart veterans are having a decent time on the chart this week, but plenty of newcomers are also on the rise. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

LOVE FOUR “SOMEONE”: Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved” narrowly beat Post Malone‘s “Circles” to pick up a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with a gap of about 140 spins. Don’t worry, Post Malone fans; he’ll definitely be topping the chart by next weekend. Meanwhile, Capaldi’s enduring smash ranks at #2 and #5 on the Hot AC and AC charts, respectively.

Dua Lipa makes a bold move with “Don’t Start Now”, leaping from 45-25 to become her ninth top 40 hit at the format. It’s only six spots away from the peak of her last charting hit, the soundtrack cut “Swan Song”, which spent two weeks at #19 in March. Kesha‘s 16th top 40 entry here jumps from 42-34 this week. “Raising Hell” also marks the first credited chart hit for Big Freedia. Climbing from 44-40 is the last of three top 40 entries on the survey: “Make It Right” by BTS and Lauv, who earn their fifth and sixth top 40 hits, respectively. This collaboration charts concurrently with Lauv’s “F**k, I’m Lonely”, a collaboration with Anne-Marie that lifts from 37-36.

Travis Scott‘s “Highest In The Room”, a former #1 song on the Hot 100, debuts at #44 this week. On the Rhythmic chart, the song bolts from 10-6. Format newcomer Isabela Merced, a young actress that’s largely known for her work with Nickelodeon, comes in at #49 with “Papi”. Lastly, AJR enters at #50 with “Dear Winter”, a song that also enters at #50 on this week’s Hot AC chart.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 28-29, 2019)

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 this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJR – “Dear Winter” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
Album: Neotheater (2019)
Past T40 History: After being pushed back several times now, the trio will be going for their fourth top 40 entry at the pop format.

ISABELA MERCED – “Papi” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: Actress and singer Merced impacts at the Top 40 format for the first time. Early airplay for the single is limited.

KESHA featuring BIG FREEDIA – “Raising Hell” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: High Road (2020)
Past T40 History: Big Freedia was previously heard (but not credited) on Drake’s hit “Nice For What”, which went to #12 in 2018.

SELENA GOMEZ – “Lose You To Love Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019/2020)
Past T40 History: As this ballad holds steady at #1 on iTunes and Spotify, it should easily claim the top spot on this week’s report.

Next week: Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” should start pretty well on next Tuesday’s report, as Louis Tomlinson‘s “We Made It” also competes for a spot in the top five.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 27, 2019)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. Halloween and hit albums are always full of treats (and a few tricks), so get yourself ready for some spooky stats. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

THAT SPECIAL “SOMEONE”: Lewis Capaldi holds at #1 for the second week on the Top 40 chart with “Someone You Loved” in its 21st week in the top 40. The global smash is steady at #2 and #6 on the Hot AC and AC radio lists, respectively, and could lead the Billboard Hot 100 when the newest update is revealed tomorrow. It’s going to be a close one. Meanwhile, you can expect it to hit three weeks at the top of this survey next week, as its nearest competition is too far away to bother it.

Ranking in the top 40 with her 17th hit as a solo artist, Selena Gomez blasts in at #29 with “Lose You To Love Me”, the lead single from her forthcoming studio album. It also reaches the top 40 on this week’s Hot AC survey. After reaching the top 40 last week as a featured artist on French Montana‘s “Writing On The Wall”, Post Malone gains his 13th top 40 entry with the Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott-assisted “Take What You Want”, jumping from 46-39. It’s Osbourne’s third top 40 song and first since the spring of 1992. Scott is now up to six top 40 hits at the format. Finally, climbing from 47-40, Tones And I checks in with her very first top 40 single, “Dance Monkey”. The song remains at #1 in several countries and is just below the top 20 on the Alternative radio chart.

Further down the list, BTS and Lauv break in at #46 with “Make It Right”, marking their first charting collaboration here. The new trio Public steps in at #48 with “Make You Mine”, their first tune to enter the top 50, while Kesha and Big Freedia shake into the region at #50 with “Raising Hell”, a song that was released this past Thursday. It, and Gomez’s new track above, head for adds at the format on Tuesday.

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