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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 16, 2018

“Way” to go, Brandi.

Were you celebrating Singles Awareness Day like I was? If you were, and don’t be shy, then perhaps some new albums will help you through the blues (and the leftover candy from CVS.) Here’s what you’ll find on digital services and in stores this Friday:

Notable albums out this week: Aaron Carter‘s LøVë (iTunes), Brandi Carlile‘s By The Way, I Forgive You (iTunes), Felix Jaehn‘s I (iTunes), I’m With Her‘s See You Around (iTunes), Lee DeWyze‘s Paranoia (iTunes), Nipsey Hussle‘s Victory Lap (iTunes), Pop Evil‘s Pop Evil (iTunes)

Notables EPs out this week: Brett Dennen‘s Let’s… (iTunes), David Cook‘s Chromance (iTunes), Good Old War‘s Part Of You (iTunes), Phangs‘s Happy Season (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1, 2, 3”, Sofia Reyes featuring Jason Derulo & De La Ghetto (iTunes)
“10,000 Hours”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“Aftershock”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Bed Of Roses”, Afrojack featuring Stanaj (iTunes)
“Blunder”, Michael Blume (iTunes)
“Church”, Alison Wonderland (iTunes)
“Church With No Ceiling”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Come Around”, Cape Cub (iTunes)
“Dreaming”, Gracie Schram (iTunes)
“Endless”, VAX featuring Tove Styrke (iTunes)
“Fantasy”, Human Natural (iTunes)
“Freakin’ Out”, SAFIA (iTunes)
“Getting Over You”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Heart To Break”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Hold Me Down”, Family Of The Year (iTunes)
“Icarus”, Dan Owen (iTunes)
“Jewel”, Cash Cash featuring Nikki Vianna (iTunes)
“Jumpstarted”, Jukebox The Ghost (iTunes)
“Just Say It”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“Look Back”, Diplo featuring DRAM (iTunes)
“Love Lies”, Khalid & Normani (iTunes)
“Mad Love”, Sean Paul & David Guetta featuring Becky G (iTunes)
“Matter Of Time”, Trent Dabbs (iTunes)
“Our Favourite Song”, The Beach (iTunes)
“Out Of Focus”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Remember”, Youngr (iTunes)
“Run For Your Life”, K.Flay (iTunes)
“Think About You”, Delta Goodrem (iTunes)
“TMSN (Tell Me Something New)”, Tipling Rock (iTunes)
“Two Pieces”, Ben Hobbs (iTunes)
“Us”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Where Would We Be”, ROZES x Nicky Romero (iTunes)
“You Owe Me”, The Chainsmokers (iTunes)

Next week: look out for top albums from Vance Joy 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: July 22, 2007

Roaming in the chart "World".

Roaming in the chart “World”.

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 July 22, 2007…

39. SILVERCHAIR, “Straight Lines”
36. DAUGHTRY, “Over You”
17. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “How Far We’ve Come”

Biggest Mover(s):
MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (22-14, eight spots)

10. DBCLIFFORD, “Don’t Wanna” (down 3)
Album: Recyclable (2007, Sony BMG Records – Canada)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. DARREN HAYES, “On The Verge Of Something Wonderful” (up 3)
Album: This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007, Powdered Sugar Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

08. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “The Great Escape” (up 3)
Album: Boys Like Girls (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

07. JAMES MORRISON, “Wonderful World” (up 1)
Album: Undiscovered (2007, Polydor/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7

06. BRANDI CARLILE, “The Story” (down 2)
Album: The Story (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Everything” (down 3)
Album: Call Me Irresponsible (2007, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. AMY WINEHOUSE, “Rehab” (down 3)
Album: Back To Black (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. ROZ BELL, “Yesterday Man” (steady, second week)
Album: The First Sunbeams (2007, Universal Records – Canada)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. LIFEHOUSE, “First Time” (up 3)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2

01. EMERSON HART, “If You’re Gonna Leave” (up 5)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for eight 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: June 17, 2007

An "Extraordinary" top ten from 2007.

An “Extraordinary” top ten from eight years ago.

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 a Father’s Day Weekend chart from the past and check out my favorite songs from this week in 2007…

40. VANESSA CARLTON, “Nolita Fairytale”
39. THE DECEMBERISTS, “The Perfect Crime #2”
38. DURAN DURAN, “Instant Karma”
37. THE BRAVERY, “Time Won’t Let Me Go”
35. CROWDED HOUSE, “Don’t Stop Now”

Biggest Mover(s):
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, “Hump De Bump” (37-28, nine spots)
AMY WINEHOUSE, “Rehab” (14-5, nine spots)

10. MANDY MOORE, “Extraordinary” (up 2)
Album: Wild Hope (2007, The Firm Music/EMI Records)
Peak: #7

09. LIFEHOUSE, “First Time” (up 4)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2

08. DARREN HAYES, “Who Would Have Thought?” (down 3)
Album: This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007, Powdered Sugar Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

07. NICKELBACK, “If Everyone Cared” (down 3)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

06. JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beautiful Disaster” (up 1)
Album: Indiana (2007, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #6

05. AMY WINEHOUSE, “Rehab” (up 9)
Album: Back To Black (2007 – U.S. release, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. BRANDI CARLILE, “The Story” (up 2)
Album: The Story (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. MAROON 5, “Makes Me Wonder” (down 2)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

02. DBCLIFFORD, “Don’t Wanna” (steady, second week)
Album: Recyclable (2007, Sony BMG Records – Canada)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Everything” (up 2)
Album: Call Me Irresponsible (2007, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for four 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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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (March 3)

Piece of Mind.

Piece of the chart pie.

It’s a new month and there’s a new set of releases ready to storm the top of the charts, including the latest from a pop star with TV roots and several newcomers. Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of March 3:

  • Former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson takes it Piece By Piece with her latest studio album, featuring the single “Heartbeat Song”, which is currently enjoying a nice digital run and moderate airtime at three formats. With her run of six consecutive top five debuts, including two #1 albums, this will obviously be up there next week. Question is, will the set be as strong in the long run? Hard to tell at this point. (iTunes)
  • You know them from the top ten hit “Me And My Broken Heart” and their current single “Hotel Ceiling”, and now those youngsters who call themselves Rixton are finally out with their delayed album, Let The Road. The initial hype from it is largely gone, but it should make a decent entry on the charts, especially with such a long pre-order window. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: AJR‘s Living Room (iTunes), Brandi Carlile‘s The Firewatcher’s Daughter (iTunes), Lady Lamb The Beekeeper‘s After (iTunes), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds‘s Chasing Yesterday (iTunes), Purity Ring‘s Another Eternity (iTunes), RuPaul‘s Realness (iTunes), The Janoskians‘s Would You Love Me (EP) (iTunes) and Tuxedo‘s Tuxedo (iTunes).

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

  • “Adore”, new from Cashmere Cat and Ariana Grande. (iTunes)
  • “Double Tap”, new from Jordin Sparks and 2 Chainz. (iTunes)
  • “I Really Like You”, the new single from Carly Rae Jepsen. (iTunes)
  • “Let You Go”, a collaboration from The Chainsmokers and Great Good Fine OK. (iTunes)
  • “New Romantics”, a former 1989 deluxe track from Taylor Swift. (iTunes)

Next week, it’s the latest Spring Break compilation from Luke Bryan versus Madonna and her Rebel Heart of a release for a chance at the top. How will they do against newcomers Fences and Sheppard? A full preview is coming in seven.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (January 2015)

Happy New Year to all of the PGTC readers around the world! It’s time once again to search the airwaves and find out if your favorite songs will be lighting up the national charts in 2015. What singles will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are some of the singles being serviced in January on the AAA, Alternative, CHR and Hot AC formats in this month’s Radio Report:

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

Avicii and RAS
AVICII (featuring RAS) – “The Nights” (January 6) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
It was “The Days” that looked CHR-bound a few months ago, but that was abruptly pulled from the schedule. Maybe the change in time will change up the airwaves this spring. The Swedish DJ/producer’s latest single is already selling well on digital outlets like iTunes with a small amount of airplay thus far. Sure, this song is no “Wake Me Up!”, but hey, what is?

Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding
CALVIN HARRIS featuring ELLIE GOULDING – “Outside” (January 13) (*)
Label: Columbia
Some say that lightning doesn’t strike twice, but Harris and Goulding are looking to prove that theory wrong. Two years ago, the Scottish DJ/producer and English chanteuse collaborated on “I Need Your Love”, climbing up into the top 5 on CHR radio late in the summer. This second pairing, a top ten single across the globe last year, has big potential here too.

Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey
NICKI MINAJ featuring SKYLAR GREY – “Bed Of Lies” (January 13) (*)
Label: YMCMB/Republic
Though Urban radio has fully embraced Minaj’s latest era, The Pinkprint, programmers at pop radio haven’t warmed up to the new music. Even “Anaconda”, a big digital hit with an eye-popping music video to boot, missed the top 20 and fell sharply. “Bed” has been another strong streamer, but with CHR’s sleeping on prior releases, the dream is a difficult one.

Tove Lo
TOVE LO – “Talking Body” (January 20) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
If she’s gotta stay high, then this single could be the one to take her back to the top. “Talking” is the follow-up to “Habits (Stay High)”, which spent one week at #1 back in November, while parent album Queen Of The Clouds ascended the sky to #14 on the Billboard 200. Already playing on Hits 1 and other outlets, this “body” is exercising some musical muscle.

Olly Murs and Travie McCoy
OLLY MURS featuring TRAVIE MCCOY – “Wrapped Up” (January 27) (*)
Label: Columbia
This hit collaboration recently wrapped itself around the top 5 on the Singles Chart in the United Kingdom, entering the survey at #3. That region is also where it currently sits on my personal chart. (We’ll know shortly if “Wrapped” matches that high point.) Murs hasn’t been as consistent on this side of the world, but I’m certainly rooting for this to break here.

RIXTON – “Hotel Ceiling” (mid-to-late January – TBD) (*)
Label: School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope
Last year, the English group went top ten on the CHR chart with “Me And My Broken Heart”, but their momentum came to a halt when followup “Wait On Me” stalled in the 30’s last fall. Despite their debut album being pushed back to March, the group is charging ahead with this cut and could be spinning on the air soon. We’ll see when they check into the chart.

ALTERNATIVE (*) and AAA (**)

Milky Chance
MILKY CHANCE – “Flashed Junk Mind” (January 6) (* + **)
Label: Republic
Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch have stolen more than a few dances recently, but the two German musicians aren’t looking for just one twirl at the top of the charts. They have more on their “Mind”. The second release to be issued from Sadnecessary fits the same folk-driven route as their international winner, but it has not ranked nearly as well overseas.

Brandi Carlile
BRANDI CARLILE – “Wherever Is Your Heart” (January 13) (**)
Label: ATO
After four albums with Columbia Records, including a big breakout with 2007’s The Story, singer and songwriter Carlile joins ATO for her latest offering, The Firewatcher’s Daughter. Having been a consistent presence on the AAA scene for years, including two charted singles from her last album, radio is ready for a new song and this tune does not disappoint.

Vance Joy
VANCE JOY, “Mess Is Mine” (January 13) (*+ **)
Label: F-Stop/Atlantic
The Australian singer/songwriter born James Keogh got swept up in a “Riptide” in the chart waters they call Alternative radio, spending five weeks at the top over the summer. The song is now crossing over to Hot AC and CHR outlets, but in the meantime, his second single jumps onto the format that crowned his top tune. The song is off to a nice start thus far.

SMALLPOOLS – “Karaoke” (January 20) (*)
Label: RCA
It’s been a while since this quartet has been on the charts; you may remember “Dreaming”, a minor entry on Alternative radio during the summer of 2013. After a cancelled single in “Over & Over”, the band will finally be releasing their debut album on February 3. It’s titled LOVETAP! and hopefully “Karaoke” will tap its way to some major adds before the date.

The Avener
THE AVENER – “Fade Out Lines” (January 20) (*)
Label: Republic
Already a huge hit across Europe, including #1 success in Austria and Germany, this track makes its way to the States as part of the upcoming 50 Shades Of Grey film. 27-year-old DJ and producer Tristan Casara is behind the song, which is a reworking of “The Fade Out Line” by Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws, first issued in late 2011. “Out” is definitely in.

The Griswolds
THE GRISWOLDS – “If You Wanna Stay” (January 27) (*)
Label: Wind-Up
These four Aussie rockers broke the top 20 last year with their single “Beware The Dog”, and between that and their last release, “Heart Of A Lion”, you’d think they would be opening a zoo. However, that is not the case as their latest single is breaking the trend of animal anthems, but it’s still worth a listen. Look for it to chart at the format in the next few weeks.

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