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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 25, 2020

Fired up for Christmas.

Merry Christmas from PGTC! There’s little on the schedule this week, but if Santa didn’t bring you exactly what you wanted, try these tunes out:

Notable albums out this week: Chris Webby‘s 28 Wednesdays Later (iTunes), J. Stone‘s The Definition Of Pain (iTunes), Kidd G‘s Teenage Dream: 1,000 Miles From Georgia (iTunes), Lil Durk‘s The Voice (iTunes), Playboi Carti‘s Whole Lotta Red (iTunes), Popp Hunna‘s Mud Baby (iTunes), Rubi Rose‘s For The Streets (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Tink‘s A Gift And A Curse (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2020”, Logan Paul (iTunes)
“Afterglow”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“Cheers”, Blackbear & Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Dreamland”, Morray (iTunes)
“Flags”, Coldplay (iTunes)
“Friend”, Drew Beck (iTunes)
“Good Days”, SZA (iTunes)
“Green Dot”, YoungBoy Never Broke Again (iTunes)
“Haircut”, Chaz Cardigan (iTunes)
“Having A Good Time, Sometimes”, Bakar (iTunes)
“Hearts On Fire”, Illenium & Dabin featuring Lights (iTunes)
“I Love You Baby”, Emilee (iTunes)
“It’s Not You It’s Me”, EBEN (iTunes)
“Just Call My Name”, Mýa (iTunes)
“Laugh A Little”, TheHxliday (iTunes)
“Long Live Cowboys”, Aaron Watson (iTunes)
“Make Someone Happy”, Augustana (iTunes)
“My Play”, AJR (iTunes)
“My Way”, Steve Aoki x Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Oh What A Love”, Kina Grannis (iTunes)
“One Thing”, Matt Wills (iTunes)
“Protect”, NLE Choppa (iTunes)
“Roommates”, Dixie D’Amelio (iTunes)
“Second Chance”, Johnny 2 Phones (iTunes)
“The Girl Who Stole My Heart”, Blue October (iTunes)
“Why So Serious?”, Kyan Palmer (iTunes)
“You’re The One For Me (Digital Farm Animals Remix)”, Great Good Fine OK (iTunes)

Next week, new releases are limited due to New Year’s Day. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 23, 2020

Positioned for a big New Music Friday.

You’re exactly in the right position for this week’s New Music Friday releases, including highly-anticipated albums from Bruce Springsteen, Luke Combs and Major Lazer, as well as top songs from Ariana Grande, Little Mix and Marshmello. Sweet melodies are now here:

Notable albums out this week: Ashton Irwin‘s Superbloom (iTunes), Blue October‘s This Is What I Live For (iTunes), Boy Pablo‘s Wachito Rico (iTunes), Bruce Springsteen‘s Letter To You (iTunes), David Archuleta‘s Therapy Sessions (The Lost Sessions) (iTunes), Devon Gilfillian‘s What’s Going On (iTunes), Francesca Battistelli‘s This Christmas (iTunes), Gorillaz‘s Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez (iTunes), I Dont Know How But They Found Me‘s Razzmatazz (iTunes), Jeff Tweedy‘s Love Is The King (iTunes), Laura Benanti‘s Laura Benanti (iTunes), LOONA‘s [12:00] (iTunes), Luke Combs‘s What You See Ain’t Always What You Get (iTunes), Major Lazer‘s Music Is The Weapon (iTunes), Mat & Savanna Shaw‘s Picture This (iTunes), Matt Nathanson‘s Farewell December (iTunes), MISSIO‘s Can You Feel The Sun (iTunes), Nothing But Thieves‘s Moral Panic (iTunes), Smith & Myers‘s Volume 2 (iTunes), Songhoy Blues‘s Optimisme (iTunes), The Bird And The Bee‘s Put Up The Lights (iTunes), THEY.‘s The Amanda Tape (iTunes), Ty Dolla $ign‘s Featuring (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Adam Melchor‘s Two Songs For Now (iTunes), Adam Simons‘s Rain And Thunder (iTunes), Alex Porat‘s Bad At Breakups (iTunes), Bea Miller‘s Elated (iTunes), Carlie Hanson‘s DestroyDestroyDestroyDestroy (iTunes), Chaz Cardigan‘s Holograma (iTunes), COIN‘s Indigo Violet (iTunes), Dylan Fraser‘s The Storm (iTunes), Johnny Orlando‘s It’s Never Really Over (iTunes), Jutes‘s A Really Bad Dream (iTunes), Lu Kala‘s Worthy (iTunes), Maddie & Tae‘s We Need Christmas (iTunes), Phantoms‘s Moonlight (iTunes), Role Model‘s Our Little Angel (iTunes), Ruel‘s Bright Lights, Red Eyes (iTunes), SEVENTEEN‘s Semicolon (iTunes), Shawn Hook‘s Take Me Home (iTunes), Wallows‘s Remote (iTunes), Winona Oak‘s She (iTunes), X Lovers‘s Mad World (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 Young 2 High”, J. Scott (iTunes)
“1993”, Ryan Garrett (iTunes)
“A Song For The Drunk And Broken Hearted”, Passenger (iTunes)
“All My Friends Are Lonely”, Joel Blackmon (iTunes)
“All Of My Love”, Charlie Wilson featuring Smokey Robinson (iTunes)
“Animals”, Architects (iTunes)
“Arkansas”, Chris Stapleton (iTunes)
“Back To The Streets”, Saweetie featuring Jhené Aiko (iTunes)
“Beautiful Day”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Being Around You”, Savannah Conley (iTunes)
“Broke”, Teddy Swims featuring Thomas Rhett (iTunes)
“Bull$h*t”, Evann McIntosh (iTunes)
“Can’t Wait To Be Dead”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“Caught Up”, Mabes (iTunes)
“Cave In”, Sophia Scott (iTunes)
“Chasing Highs”, Griff Clawson (iTunes)
“Cigarettes On Patios (Remix)”, BabyJake & 24KGoldn (iTunes)
“Closer”, Hannah Grace (iTunes)
“C’mon”, Amy Shark featuring Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Cool Girl”, Dodie (iTunes)
“Crowded”, Raissa (iTunes)
“Damage”, H.E.R. (iTunes)
“Daydreams”, Easy Life (iTunes)
“Don Don (Remix)”, Daddy Yankee, Anuel AA & Kendo Kaponi featuring Sisqó (iTunes)
“Don’t”, GRACEY (iTunes)
“Don’t Like Me”, Rico Nasty featuring Don Toliver & Gucci Mane (iTunes)
“Don’t Wade In The Water” and “Midnight Train”, The Amity Affliction (iTunes)
“Doubt Nothing”, JGRREY (iTunes)
“Fade To Black (Stripped)”, Corey Harper (iTunes)
“Faith Healer”, Julien Baker (iTunes)
“Feel The Power”, UNSECRET & Alaina Cross (iTunes)
“Follow Me (Zoey 101)”, Jamie Lynn Spears & Chantel Jeffries (iTunes)
“Found (Acoustic)”, Seramic (iTunes)
“Forget (About Everyone Else)”, James Hersey (iTunes)
“Forgetting You”, Cam (iTunes)
“Gone”, Dierks Bentley (iTunes)
“Good For Leaving”, Chris Ruediger (iTunes)
“Grand Canyon”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Green Eyes”, Arlo Parks (iTunes)
“Gucci Bucket Hat”, Pap Chanel & Future featuring Herion Young (iTunes)
“Halloweenie III: Seven Days”, Ashnikko (iTunes)
“Head Up High”, Fitz (iTunes)
“High & Dry”, VanJess (iTunes)
“I Hope You Cry”, Meg Myers & Morgxn (iTunes)
“I Love It”, Kylie Minogue (iTunes)
“I Should Go (Krystal Klear Remix)”, James Vincent McMorrow featuring Kenny Beats (iTunes)
“Inside Out”, Zedd & Griff (iTunes)
“Jackson Pollock (TikTok Remix)”, Andy Mineo featuring Just Juice, L3XDIVINE, M Tarver, Canon & Wordsplayed (iTunes)
“Let’s Link”, WhoHeem featuring Tyga & Lil Mosey (iTunes)
“Lil Bit”, Nelly & Florida Georgia Line (iTunes)
“Lonely Ones”, LOVA (iTunes)
“Love Her Again”, Maddie Walker (iTunes)
“Love Me Like You Hate Me”, Rainsford (iTunes)
“Mine”, Alex Isley & Jack Dine (iTunes)
“More Of You”, Emeli Sandé, Stonebwoy, & Nana Rogues (iTunes)
“Murderer”, JT Roach (iTunes)
“Never Again”, Brandon Shoop (iTunes)
“New York”, CYN (iTunes)
“Nothing Personal”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby”, Donna Missal (iTunes)
“Overthinking”, Suriel Hess (iTunes)
“Own This Town”, Joey McIntyre (iTunes)
“Paper Thin”, Illenium & Tom DeLonge (iTunes)
“Pickup Lines, Busch Light & Hangovers”, Casee Allen (iTunes)
“Pink”, Dolly Parton, Monica, Jordin Sparks, Rita Wilson & Sara Evans (iTunes)
“Plenty”, Gabrielle Current (iTunes)
“Positions”, Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Pride”, Noah Kahan featuring MXMToon (iTunes)
“Pushing Daises”, Loote (iTunes)
“Radical”, AWOLNATION featuring Grouplove (iTunes)
“Really Love”, KSI, Craig David & Digital Farm Animals (iTunes)
“Remember This”, RuthAnne (iTunes)
“Runnin'”, 19&YOU (iTunes)
“Saturday Nights”, Weston Estate (iTunes)
“Self Destruct”, Slayyyter featuring Wuki (iTunes)
“Sentimental”, Eliza & The Delusionals (iTunes)
“Snitch”, Joyner Lucas (iTunes)
“So Done”, The Kid LAROI (iTunes)
“Soaring”, Yula (iTunes)
“Summer’s Gone”, Aaron Taos & Alice Gray (iTunes)
“Sweet Melody”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“The Emperor”, Young Summer (iTunes)
“The Kids Are All Rebels”, Lenii (iTunes)
“The New Groove”, Ricky Desktop (iTunes)
“The Playas Club”, Heavy Steppers (iTunes)
“The Rising”, Nancy Wilson (iTunes)
“This Dream”, Marc Scibilia featuring Cory Wong (iTunes)
“This Is Love”, Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“Tonight”, Jxdn featuring Iann Dior (iTunes)
“Too Much”, Marshmello & Imanbek featuring Usher (iTunes)
“Tyler Herro”, Jack Harlow (iTunes)
“Want U Back (Chilled)”, Joan (iTunes)
“Water”, Kream featuring Zohara (iTunes)
“We’re All Gonna Be Killed”, Terrell Hines (iTunes)
“Winter”, Goody Grace featuring Burna Boy (iTunes)
“Yellow”, Daniel Briskin (iTunes)
“You Spin Me Round (Initial Talk Remix)”, The Vivienne (iTunes)

Next week, the current albums from Ariana Grande, Cam, JoJo and Tori Kelly 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 25, 2007

There’s “Something” about 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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 25, 2007…

Debuts:
39. THE ALTERNATE ROUTES, “Time Is A Runaway”

38. KAISER CHIEFS, “Ruby”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #8 below)

10. JAMES MORRISON, “You Give Me Something” (up 3)
Album: Undiscovered (2007, Polydor/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. MODEST MOUSE, “Dashboard” (up 8)
Album: We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (up 10)
Album: Meet The Robinsons (Soundtrack) (2007, Walt Disney/Melisma/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

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

06. DAUGHTRY, “It’s Not Over” (up 1)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

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

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

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

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

01. DBCLIFFORD, “Simple Things” (steady, second week)
Album: Recyclable (2007, Sony BMG Records)
Peak: #1 for six 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 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

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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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