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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 29, 2019

So, you’ve had way too much turkey and stuffing and pies… what’s next? Well, how about some new releases for the rest of the long weekend? These albums and singles hit stores this Friday:

Notable albums out this week: Blac Youngsta‘s Church On Sunday (iTunes), Blue October‘s Live From Manchester (iTunes), Cody Fry‘s Christmas Music: Complete Collection (iTunes), EXO‘s OBSESSION – The 6th Album (iTunes), Fabolous‘s Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer Ever (iTunes), O.A.R.‘s Live From Merriweather (iTunes), Prince‘s 1999 (Deluxe) (iTunes), The Game‘s Born 2 Rap (iTunes), Jagged Little Pill (Soundtrack) (iTunes), The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: TBD

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“10,000 Hours (Piano Version)”, Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“All I Want For Christmas Is Love”, Julianne Hough & Jordan Fisher (iTunes)
“Bad News Baby (DFA Remix)”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Be Alright Forever”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Be Honest”, Fazura featuring Jesse Ruben (iTunes)
“Blinding Lights” and “Heartless”, The Weeknd (iTunes)
“By Now”, Jay Pryor (iTunes)
“California Halo Blue”, AWOLNATION (iTunes)
“Champagne Affection”, Client Liaison (iTunes)
“Do It So Well”, Example (iTunes)
“Don’t Blow It, Kage”, Tenacious D (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, Valerie Broussard (iTunes)
“Faith (JØRD Remix)”, Galantis & Dolly Parton featuring Mr. Probz (iTunes)
“Fall”, Deadmau5 (iTunes)
“Fall With You”, Emma McGrath (iTunes)
“Feel Again”, Kota Banks (iTunes)
“Fire Burning”, MAALA (iTunes)
“Good Things Fall Apart (Travis Barker Remix)”, Illenium & Jon Bellion (iTunes)
“Grateful”, Spencer Sutherland (iTunes)
“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, Brynn Cartelli (iTunes)
“Iunno”, Yung Gravy & bbno$ (iTunes)
“LA”, Matt New (iTunes)
“Like You Love Me”, Tauren Wells (iTunes)
“Little Sparrow”, Candi Carpenter (iTunes)
“Lost & Found”, Paige Cavell (iTunes)
“Love Won’t Let Me Leave”, Seafret (iTunes)
“Lover (First Dance Remix)”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Lovers + Strangers (Mousse T. Remix)”, Starley (iTunes)
“Million Ways (Steve Void Remix)”, HRVY (iTunes)
“Moonflower”, Lia Marie Johnson (iTunes)
“Mother (Meridian Remix)”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“My Name Is Dark (Art Mix)”, Grimes (iTunes)
“No Good”, Ally Brooke (iTunes)
“Nothing But Rainbows”, Boston Bun (iTunes)
“Novocaine”, LA WOMEN (iTunes)
“One Little Soldier”, Regina Spektor (iTunes)
“Playing Along”, Norah Jones & Tarriona Tank Ball (iTunes)
“Proud”, Aaron Carpenter (iTunes)
“Push Ya Back Out”, Shift K3Y (iTunes)
“Say You Weren’t Mine”, Maddy Jane (iTunes)
“Scream”, SAINT PHNX (iTunes)
“Slide Up”, Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Some Heroes Don’t Wear Capes”, Callum Beattie (iTunes)
“South Of The Border (Acoustic)”, Ed Sheeran featuring Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Spark”, Lewis Watson (iTunes)
“Take Me Apart”, SYML (iTunes)
“The Bonny”, Gerry Cinnamon (iTunes)
“This Can’t Be Love”, Victor Crone (iTunes)
“This Christmas”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“This Christmas”, Pink Sweat$ & Donny Hathaway (iTunes)
“Time Alone With You”, Jacob Collier featuring Daniel Caesar (iTunes)
“Tip Toe”, Roddy Ricch featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Unlovable (Mood Talk Remix)”, Glowie (iTunes)
“Unlove You (Nicky Romero Remix)”, Armin Van Buuren featuring Ne-Yo (iTunes)
“W”, Koffee featuring Gunna (iTunes)
“What’s Up?”, Cody Jon (iTunes)
“With You This Christmas”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“You Tried It”, City Girls (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Camila Cabello, Liam Payne 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 4, 2007

Don’t be Blue, it’s 2007.

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 12 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 4, 2007…

Debuts:
40. LILY ALLEN, “Smile”

37. MODEST MOUSE, “Dashboard”

Biggest Mover(s):
ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (38-32)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS with PET SHOP BOYS, “She’s Madonna” (37-31)
JUST JACK, “Starz In Their Eyes” (34-28)
KATHARINE MCPHEE, “Over It” (31-25, six spots)

10. MIKA, “Grace Kelly” (steady, second week)
Album: Life In Cartoon Motion (2007, Casablanca Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (steady, second week)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

08. JOHN MAYER, “Belief” (steady, second week)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Hurt” (down 2)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

06. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean” (up 1)
Album: Foiled (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #3

05. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life” (down 1)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (down 1)
Album: All The Stars And Boulevards (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (down 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

02. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose” (up 4)
Album: Nothing Left To Lose (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “World” (steady, second week)
Album: Two Lights (2006, Aware/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: February 11, 2007

All about that chart "Life".

All about that chart “Life”.

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 11, 2007…

Debuts:
39. SCISSOR SISTERS, “She’s My Man”
38. ROBIN THICKE, “Lost Without You”
37. TAYLOR HICKS, “Just To Feel That Way”
35. TAKE THAT, “Shine”

Biggest Movers:
ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (32-23, nine spots)

10. MIKA, “Grace Kelly” (steady, third week)
Album: Life In Cartoon Motion (2007, Casablanca Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. JOHN MAYER, “Belief” (down 1)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. DAUGHTRY, “It’s Not Over” (up 3)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

07. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (up 2)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

06. AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (down 2)
Album: All The Stars And Boulevards (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

05. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (down 2)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

04. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life” (up 1)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean” (up 3)
Album: Foiled (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #3

02. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose” (steady, second week)
Album: Nothing Left To Lose (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “World” (steady, third week)
Album: Two Lights (2006, Aware/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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 22, 2016

Music royalty, gone too soon.

Music royalty, gone too soon.

It’s a sad New Music Friday for many of us in the music community, as we continue to mourn the death of Prince. Though he is no longer with us, his music and spirit continue to move and inspire so many people. Here are this week’s new releases:

  • R.I.P. PRINCE (1958-2016) (iTunes)
    • If nothing else is on your radar to purchase or listen to this week, give The Purple One’s catalog a spin. Albums like 1999 and the soundtrack from Purple Rain, as well as several hits collections, are his current top sellers digitally.
  • A$AP FERG — Always Strive And Prosper (iTunes)
    • The Harlem rapper is currently in the top 20 on Urban radio with “New Level”; it is also his highest-ranking single to date on the Billboard Hot 100. The performer’s 2013 album Trap Lord debuted in the top ten.
  • JORDAN FELIZ — The River (iTunes)
    • Feliz’s debut single was the title cut, a recent #2 hit on the Christian AC chart. He’s following it up with “Never Too Far Gone”. Look for it to grab a solid debut frame next week.
  • More albums out this week: Blue October‘s Home (iTunes), Candlebox‘s Disappearing In Airports (iTunes), NF‘s Therapy Session (iTunes), PVRIS‘s White Hoise (Deluxe Edition) (iTunes), Rufus Wainwright‘s Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets (iTunes), Sundy Best‘s It’s So Good Live (iTunes), The Strumbellas‘s Hope (iTunes), We Are Messengers‘s We Are Messengers (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Midnight Williams‘s From The Start (iTunes)

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

  • “Dancing On The Sun”, Bahari (iTunes)
  • “El Camino”, Frankie Ballard (iTunes)
  • “Empty”, Garbage (iTunes)
  • “Go Flex”, Post Malone (iTunes)
  • “Hey, I Won’t Break Your Heart”, Corinne Bailey Rae (iTunes)
  • “I Don’t Wanna Know”, Weathers (iTunes)
  • “Remember Boys”, Cole Swindell (iTunes)
  • “Satellite”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
  • “So Blue”, Fantasia (iTunes)
  • “Wake Up”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from DrakeMartina McBride and more.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 28, 2007

"Into" this week's top ten.

“Into” this week’s 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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 28, 2007…

Debuts:
40. JANN ARDEN, “Bring The Boys Home”
39. JOSS STONE, “Tell Me ‘Bout It”
38. ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders”
37. ROBBIE WILLIAMS featuring PET SHOP BOYS, “She’s Madonna”

Biggest Mover(s):
DBCLIFFORD, “Simple Things” (36-21, fifteen spots)

10. MIKA, “Grace Kelly” (up 1)
Album: Life In Cartoon Motion (2007, Casablanca Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (up 1)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

08. JOHN MAYER, “Belief” (up 1)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean” (steady, second week)
Album: Foiled (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #3

06. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose” (steady, second week)
Album: Nothing Left To Lose (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

05. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Hurt” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

04. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life” (steady, fifth week)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (down 2)
Album: All The Stars And Boulevards (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

01. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “World” (up 1)
Album: Two Lights (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 14, 2007

One word says it all.

From “Boston” to the chart world.

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 back to the middle of January and revisit the top songs from this week in 2007…

Debuts:
40. THE FEELING, “Sewn”
38. NERINA PALLOT, “Learning To Breathe”
31. JAMES MORRISON, “You Give Me Something”

Biggest Mover(s):
MIKA, “Grace Kelly” (29-19, ten spots)

10. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (up 6)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

09. JOHN MAYER, “Belief” (steady, second week)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean” (steady, second week)
Album: Foiled (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #3

07. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose” (steady, third week)
Album: Nothing Left To Lose (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. JOHN MAYER, “Waiting On The World To Change” (steady, second week)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

05. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Hurt” (steady, second week)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

04. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life” (steady, third week)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (steady, third week)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

02. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “World” (steady, third week)
Album: Two Lights (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (steady, fifth week)
Album: All The Stars And Boulevards (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 17, 2006

One word says it all.

One word says it all.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new 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. Junior Year of high school feels like so long ago; this would’ve been around the time we had just ended our run of The Laramie Project as the fall drama and we were getting ready for the holidays. Here’s a look at my top 40 from December 17, 2006:

Debuts:
40. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “When We Die”

Biggest Mover:
NICKELBACK, “If Everyone Cared” (36-25) (11 spots)

10. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean”
The five-piece band from Texas led by singer Justin Furstenfeld was picking up steam in 2006 with the success of single “Hate Me”, which missed my chart. However, I was a fan of this followup, which got significant play on Hot AC radio and on music channel VH1. It was the band’s biggest hit to make my survey, going as high as #3 during the next year. They released an album Sway earlier this year.

09. MATT DUSK, “Back In Town”
Probably the most obscure entry on this list, Canadian jazz singer Dusk released independently for some time before signing with Decca Records. His 2006 album named after this single reached the top 20 on the Albums Chart in Canada, though it did nothing here in the States. After stalling out for four consecutive weeks at #9, “Back” descended the top 40 and Dusk never came back to the countdown.

08. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose”
From a Matt to a Mat, we now go onto the first top 40 hit for this singer-songwriter, first known on the Christian music circuit before taking on mainstream radio. So far, “Nothing” is his highest-peaking song to rank on my chart, reaching #2. Three singles from his last album, 2011’s Young Love, made it on, the biggest of them being the #3 “Hey Mama”. We could hear new music from him in 2014.

07. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “World”
If you looked at my year-end Albums list posted earlier this week, this guy’s newest album, Bookmarks, up at #13. If this was 2006, however, Two Lights would’ve been in a much higher position. By far my favorite release from John Ondrasik, its first two singles went to #1: “The Riddle” and this, which rose to the top spot early in 2007. We’ll see where “What If” appears on my Top 100 of 2013.

06. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Hurt”
She’s played a whole lot of characters throughout her career, but it was during 2006 that “Baby Jane” came to life in a new two-disc concept album by Aguilera called Back To Basics. Both lead single “Ain’t No Other Man” and this pretty ballad peaked at #5 on my personal chart; she featured as a guest on a duet version of the current #4 song on my top 40, “Say Something” by A Great Big World.

05. JOHN MAYER, “Waiting On The World To Change”
His pop days may be behind him, and I guess the same could be said of his big sales weeks, as 2006’s Continuum gave him one of the bigger debuts of his career. The lead single from the set had a heavy political theme to it, which resonated with many people. One of them was me, as “Waiting” was coming off a four-week run at #1. His latest single is “Who You Love”, featuring girlfriend Katy Perry.

04. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life”
It all started out as lyrics inspired by lead singer Isaac Slade’s experiences at a camp for troubled teenagers and years later, it was propelled into the national spotlight. From television placement to extensive radio airplay, you couldn’t escape it in 2006. “How” has the distinction of being the last song so far to hit #1 on my chart, fall out, and then return to the top spot, spending a total of four weeks there.

03. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately”
You know him best for “Bad Day”, but the 42-year-old singer’s had ten singles reach my list. “Love” originally held the record for the most weeks spent at #2 without hitting #1 (seven!) before Andy Grammer came along with “Keep Your Head Up”, which accumulated eight in 2011. Powter’s got one song in on my Top 100 of 2013 titled “Crazy All My Life”, a top 40 entry in his native Canada.

02. ROB THOMAS, “Streetcorner Symphony”
Of the four U.S. singles from Thomas’s 2005 album, …Something To Be, this seems to be the one that people forget about, mostly because it picks up so little play today. This fourth and final single features an uncredited John Mayer on lead guitar and backing vocals., and together, the pair spent a week atop my chart with this. A second Thomas solo effort was issued in 2009, titled Cradlesong.

01. AUGUSTANA, “Boston”
Leaping from 5-1 that week is one of the only remaining one-hit wonders in my chart’s history to reach the top spot with their debut single and then fail to break the top 40 again. This isn’t to say that songs like “Stars And Boulevards” and “Sweet And Low” didn’t capture my attention, but they could never impact the way this song did. It’s truly a classic, spending six weeks atop. The band is still together under a different lineup and record label and they’re currently in the process of recording their first album in three years.

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