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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 25, 2019

Old is new again.

Who will establish Dominion over the music world this week? Don’t think too hard about this one. From country to rock and everything else, here are all the notable albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

KANYE WEST – Jesus Is King (iTunes)
Features: an 11-track album full of songs like “Every Hour”, “Follow God” and “Water”

OLD DOMINION – Old Dominion (iTunes)
Features: “One Man Band”, a current top ten song on the Country radio chart, and the former #1 single “Make It Sweet”

Notable albums out this week: Alexander 23‘s I’m Sorry I Love You (iTunes), Anna Of The North‘s Dream Girl (iTunes), Anthony Ramos‘s The Good & The Bad (iTunes), Armin Van Buuren‘s Balance (iTunes), Bruce Springsteen‘s Western Stars – Songs From The Film (iTunes), Cigarettes After Sex‘s Cry (iTunes), Gallant‘s Sweet Insomnia (iTunes), Grace Potter‘s Daylight (iTunes), Gryffin‘s Gravity (iTunes), Guapdad 4000‘s Dior Deposits (iTunes), Harry Connick, Jr.‘s True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter (iTunes), James Blunt‘s Once Upon A Mind (iTunes), King Princess‘s Cheap Queen (iTunes), Lea Michele‘s Christmas In The City (iTunes), Rex Orange County‘s Pony (iTunes), Tessa Violet‘s Bad Ideas (iTunes), Toby Keith‘s Greatest Hits: The Show Dog Years (iTunes), VÉRITÉ‘s New Skin (iTunes), Walk Off The Earth‘s Here We Go! (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Ben Platt‘s The Politician (Soundtrack) (iTunes), DeathByRomy‘s Love U – To Death (iTunes), Lost Kings‘s Lost Angeles (iTunes), Lxandra‘s Another Lesson Learned (iTunes), PVRIS‘s Hallucinations (iTunes), Shakespear’s Sister‘s Ride Again (iTunes), Thomston‘s En-Route: Los Angeles (iTunes), Tomorrow x Together‘s The Dream Chapter: MAGIC (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“90’s”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“All Comes Back To You”, R3HAB (iTunes)
“All I Want (For Christmas)”, Liam Payne (iTunes)
“Ass Like That”, Victoria Monét (iTunes)
“Be Your Man”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Better Half Of Me (Acoustic)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Better Now”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Between Us”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Blind Leading The Blind”, Mumford & Sons (iTunes)
“Bruises (Delta Jack Remix)”, Lewis Capaldi (iTunes)
“Come On”, Mondo Cozmo (iTunes)
“Devil You Don’t”, CXLOE (iTunes)
“Die A Little Bit”, Tinashe featuring Ms. Banks (iTunes)
“Faith”, Galantis & Dolly Parton featuring Mr. Probz (iTunes)
“FMU”, Brooke Candy featuring Rico Nasty (iTunes)
“Frail State Of Mind”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Friends Like These”, Jack Gray (iTunes)
“Give You Blue”, Allen Stone (iTunes)
“Good As Hell (Remix)”, Lizzo & Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Had It All (Ashworth Remix)”, Parachute (iTunes)
“I Can’t Be Me”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Look At Her Now” and “Lose You To Love Me”, Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“Love Me Like A Friend”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“Lucky Me”, The Knocks featuring Great Good Fine OK (iTunes)
“Magic (MC4D Remix)”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“Maniac”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Me Necesita”, PRETTYMUCH & CNCO (iTunes)
“Mood For You”, Felix Sandman (iTunes)
“My Blood”, Westlife (iTunes)
“No Control”, Aaron Carpenter (iTunes)
“Nothing Ever Changes”, Sody (iTunes)
“OCD”, Logic featuring D2N2EARTH (iTunes)
“Old Stars”, Fergus James featuring Dustin Tebbutt (iTunes)
“On & On”, Juliander (iTunes)
“Orphans”, Coldplay (iTunes)
“Papi”, Isabela Merced (iTunes)
“R U O.K.?”, Fleurie (iTunes)
“Raising Hell”, Kesha featuring Big Freedia (iTunes)
“Reach”, Audien featuring Jamie Hartman (iTunes)
“Remind You (New Version)”, FRENSHIP (iTunes)
“Sabotage”, JoJo featuring Chika (iTunes)
“Skin”, San Cisco (iTunes)
“Slow Dance (Sam Feldt Remix)”, AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, Lauren Alaina (iTunes)
“Toxic”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Waste My Time”, Spencer Barnett (iTunes)
“We Made It”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“We Were”, Keith Urban featuring Eric Church (iTunes)
“What I’m Leaving For”, Lady Antebellum (iTunes)
“What She Wants Tonight”, Luke Bryan (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Cold War Kids, Mariah Carey, Miranda Lambert and more. 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 June 14, 2019

The Madame has arrived.

We have an X-cellent schedule for new music ahead of the weekend, including a few highly-anticipated sets from top pop and rock performers. So, get into the groove, you beautiful strangers, because here are the top new albums and singles hitting the market:

BASTILLE – Doom Days (iTunes)
Features: “Joy”, currently in the top 25 on both the Alternative and Triple A radio charts

MADONNA – Madame X (iTunes)
Features: The Swae Lee-assisted “Crave”, a recent top 20 entry on the AC radio chart that also appears in the top 50 on the Hot AC chart

Notable albums out this week: Bruce Springsteen‘s Western Stars (iTunes), Jamestown Revival‘s San Isabel (iTunes), Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real‘s Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) (iTunes), Noah Kahan‘s Busyhead (iTunes), Sizzy Rocket‘s Grrrl (iTunes), Tritonal‘s U & Me (iTunes), X Ambassadors‘s Orion (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Brandon Jenner‘s Plan On Feelings (iTunes), Daniella Mason‘s Mental State (iTunes), Glowie‘s Where I Belong (iTunes), Lawrence Taylor‘s Poor Boy (iTunes), Loote‘s Lost (iTunes), Nightly‘s Talk You Down (iTunes), Phangs‘s _A Break (iTunes), SVRCINA‘s Hearing Colour (iTunes), Virginia To Vegas‘s Hartland St. (iTunes), Zhavia‘s 17 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Ain’t No Tellin'”, Lil Jon & Mac Dre (iTunes)
“All I Have (Revisited)”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“All This Time”, Drax Project (iTunes)
“Angel”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“Better Luck Next Time”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“Black Men Don’t Cheat”, Lil Duval featuring Charlamagne Tha God (iTunes)
“Bounce Back”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“BRB”, Luh Kel (iTunes)
“Bruised Not Broken”, Matoma featuring MNEK & Kiana Ledé (iTunes)
“Crash My Car”, COIN (iTunes)
“Daddy”, Blueface featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Do U Need Me?”, Francis And The Lights (iTunes)
“Duo (Live)”, Ben Rector (iTunes)
“Focus”, Bazzi featuring 21 Savage (iTunes)
“Haunt You”, Social House (iTunes)
“Impossible”, Carlos Vara (iTunes)
“It’s You”, Ali Gatie (iTunes)
“Lady”, Blake Rose (iTunes)
“Let You Know”, Flume featuring London Grammar (iTunes)
“Lightweight”, Thomston (iTunes)
“Loco Contigo”, DJ Snake featuring J Balvin & Tyga (iTunes)
“Look Away”, Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Look What You’re Doing To Me”, BANKS featuring Francis And The Lights (iTunes)
“Love Songs”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Mess”, Julian Lamadrid (iTunes)
“Must Have Been The Wind”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“My Man (Louis Bell Remix)”, Delacey (iTunes)
“No Tears”, Lukr (iTunes)
“Nobody”, Denny White (iTunes)
“On The Way”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“One Good Reason”, Hunter Hayes (iTunes)
“Outnumbered”, Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“People Know How To Love One Another”, Kaiser Chiefs (iTunes)
“Personal Hell”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Red”, Delaney Jane (iTunes)
“Rescue Me”, Marshmello featuring A Day To Remember (iTunes)
“Runaway”, half•alive (iTunes)
“Sad Song”, Alesso featuring TINI (iTunes)
“Sanctuary”, Joji (iTunes)
“Sharpest Edges”, Gallant (iTunes)
“Shoulda Known Better”, MKTO (iTunes)
“Special”, Simple Creatures (iTunes)
“Summer Days (Haywyre Remix)”, Martin Garrix featuring Macklemore & Patrick Stump (iTunes)
“Temporary”, JHart (iTunes)
“Twang”, Mason Ramsey (iTunes)
“Vienna”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Want Me Back”, BENEE (iTunes)
“We Can Get High”, Galantis & Yellow Claw (iTunes)
“Who Do U Love?”, Monsta X featuring French Montana (iTunes)
“Wild Wild Woman”, Your Smith (iTunes)
“With You”, Kaskade & Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“You Need To Calm Down”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Mark Ronson, Prince and more. 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 December 14, 2018

A web of new music.

‘Tis the season for some jolly gifts from the musical gods, including several notable rap albums and the big soundtrack to one of this weekend’s hottest films. Here are all the albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Featuring new songs from Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and many other artists, the soundtrack to this animated movie (which opens tomorrow) should receive a nice boost if the film performs at the box office. Malone’s “Sunflower” (with Swae Lee) is currently charting at several radio formats.

KODAK BLACK – Dying To Live (iTunes)
This album features the Travis Scott and Offset-assisted “Zeze”, a recent #2 single on the Billboard Hot 100 that continues its run in the top ten on the Rhythmic and Urban charts. Given that song’s success, the entire set is likely to be fairly reactive in the market.

MITCHELL TENPENNY – Telling All My Secrets (iTunes)
Tenpenny recently topped the Country radio survey with the hit “Drunk Me”, which is to be followed with “Alcohol You Later” in the new year. We’re sure plenty of his fans will be taking a sip of his latest album in the next few days.

Notable albums out this week: Alan Walker‘s Different World (iTunes), Bay Faction‘s Florida Guilt (iTunes), Bruce Springsteen‘s Springsteen On Broadway (iTunes), Kid Ink‘s Missed Calls (iTunes), The Chainsmokers‘s Sick Boy (iTunes), Vic Mensa‘s Hooligans (iTunes), Volbeat‘s Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken (iTunes), We Three‘s We Three (iTunes), Wisin Y Yandel‘s Los Campeones Del Pueblo (The Big Leagues) (iTunes), ZAYN‘s Icarus Falls (iTunes), Ninjawerks (Vol. 1) (iTunes), Vox Lux (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Chris Ayer‘s Holiday (iTunes), Daniel Powter‘s Giants (iTunes), Gryffin‘s Gravity, Pt. 1 (iTunes), Netsky‘s Abbot Kinney (iTunes), The Decemberists‘s Traveling On (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“100 Ways”, Zhavia Ward (iTunes)
“All I Want For Christmas Is You”, New Hope Club (iTunes)
“Back & Forth (Acoustic)”, Becky Hill (iTunes)
“Behave (James Carter Remix)”, Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Cheerleader (Demo)”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Dasher”, Gerard Way featuring Lydia Night (iTunes)
“Dirty Blonde”, Eden xo (iTunes)
“Don’t F–k With My Money”, Mystery Skulls (iTunes)
“Done (R3HAB Remix)”, Nikki Vianna (iTunes)
“Elevate”, Papa Roach (iTunes)
“Excuses (Kia Love Remix)”, Olly Murs (iTunes)
“Give It”, Betta Lemme (iTunes)
“Glitch”, Martin Garrix & Julian Jordan (iTunes)
“Imagine”, Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Jello”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“Last Xmas”, Allie X (iTunes)
“London”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Loneliness”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Man To Man”, Dorian Electra (iTunes)
“No Plans”, AJ Mitchell featuring Marteen (iTunes)
“Numb”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Other Side Of Love”, Anderson East (iTunes)
“Paradise (Acoustic)”, Ofenbach featuring Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Pep Talk” and “Quarter-Life Crisis”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Pretty Paper”, The Lumineers (iTunes)
“Psycho”, Delaney Jane (iTunes)
“Rewrite The Stars (Wideboy’s Hands In The Air Remix)”, James Arthur & Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Shivers”, JT Roach (iTunes)
“Speechless (Lucas & Steve Remix)”, Robin Schulz featuring Erika Sirola (iTunes)
“Stop Believing In Santa”, MNEK (iTunes)
“Strangers In The Night”, Fergus (iTunes)
“Sunday Morning (Alyx Ander Remix)”, Matoma featuring Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Tell Me It’s Over”, Avril Lavigne (iTunes)
“Testify”, Robin Thicke (iTunes)
“That’s Yo Money”, T-Pain (iTunes)
“The Mask”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“Tired Of Being Lonely”, Jackson Harris (iTunes)
“Tough”, Quinn XCII featuring Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Used To Love”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Voicebreaks”, Sofi De La Torre (iTunes)
“War Cry”, Queen Naija (iTunes)
“Waste It On Me (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Steve Aoki featuring BTS (iTunes)
“What Happens In a Small Town”, Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell (iTunes)
“What’s Goin’ On”, Vigiland (iTunes)
“Woman Like Me (Banx & Ranx Remix)”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“Xmas Trees”, Bibi Bourelly (iTunes)
“Yesterday”, Justin Klump (iTunes)
“You Mean The Whole Wide World To Me”, Christina Perri (iTunes)

You’ll have to wait until January for some larger albums to appear on the schedule again; a condensed post for next week is TBD for now. Until then, thanks for another great musical year. 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 September 23, 2016

A "Treat" for this week.

A “Treat” for this week.

Vine stars and Broadway stars are among the acts looking to grab some streams and sales this week. What music will move you? Here are the notable albums and singles out this week:

SHAWN MENDES — Illuminate (iTunes)
Led by the multi-format hit “Treat You Better”, 18-year-old Mendes is looking for his second #1 album on the Billboard 200. Of course, his first chart-topper was Handwritten, which took a massive slide in its second week on the chart. Should we expect the new set to be front-loaded as well? You bet! However, there should be radio hits from it through the new year.

IDINA MENZEL — idina. (iTunes)
If you’re looking for another “Let It Go”, it’s probably not on Menzel’s new album. Plus, do we really need another one? Still, it’s worth a listen to her new set for a bunch of other great songs. “Queen Of Swords” is the current single from it, recently making a splash in the top 30 on the AC survey.

PASSENGER — Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (iTunes)
One of my top picks for this week is the new effort from this English singer/songwriter. Leadoff single “Somebody’s Love” spent a week at #1 on my personal chart, and it’s still climbing up the top 20 at Triple A radio. It’ll likely hit the top 40 on the Billboard 200… well, at least I hope it will.

More albums out this week: Brian McKnight‘s An Evening With Brian McKnight (iTunes), Bruce Springsteen‘s Chapter And Verse (iTunes), Kristin Chenoweth‘s The Art Of Elegance (iTunes), MUTEMATH‘s Changes (iTunes), My Chemical Romance‘s The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts (The 10th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes), Skylar Grey‘s Natural Causes (iTunes), Ty Dolla $ign‘s Campaign (iTunes), Trolls (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Luke Bryan‘s Farm Tour… Here’s To The Farmer (iTunes), The Score‘s Unstoppable (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“50,000”, Sting (iTunes)
“All Fall Down”, Tor Miller (iTunes)
“Be Your Love”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“FAB.”, JoJo featuring Remy Ma (iTunes)
“Guys My Age”, Hey Violet (iTunes)
“Labor Of Love”, Bon Jovi (iTunes)
“Older And Taller”, Regina Spektor (iTunes)
“On An Evening In Roma (Sott’er Celo De Roma)”, Michael Bublé (iTunes)
“Signs”, Cherub featuring T.I. (iTunes)
“Spiderweb”, The Mowgli’s (iTunes)
“Starboy”, The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk (iTunes)
“Still Breathing”, Green Day (iTunes)
“Sweet Dreamer”, Will Joseph Cook (iTunes)
“Tear Up This Town”, Keane (iTunes)
“WALLS”, Kings Of Leon (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from BANKS, Regina Spektor, William Michael Morgan and more.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 4, 2015

Will their Dreams come true?

Will their Dreams come true?

This week’s New Music Friday is Full of notable releases for the first week of December. After all, it is the heart of Q4 and there’s a need for new music before Christmas. Here’s a look at this week’s top new albums and singles:

  • COLDPLAY — A Head Full Of Dreams (iTunes)
    • It’s looking like Adele will likely grab a third week at #1 with 25, which means a second-place finish for this group is a sad end to their streak of four chart-topping studio albums in a row. That being said, I think they’re doing just fine. It is led by “Adventure Of A Lifetime”, the current #2 song on AAA radio and a top ten on the Alternative chart. Will the bevy of featured artists and poppier sound give this era some longevity? Stay tuned.
  • TROYE SIVAN — Blue Neighbourhood (iTunes)
    • Sivan has built up a huge following on YouTube in the past several years, and his two major-label EPs both peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 about a year apart. Despite this, he’s had no major radio play here, and that could ultimately shift some units. We’ll see what happens when “Youth” is sent to pop radio in January. Look for this in the top five.
  • RICK ROSS — Black Market (iTunes)
    • Thus far, five out of Ross’s seven studio albums have debuted at #1 on the album chart, which is a pretty solid batting average. This one is going to miss, but it’ll definitely keep his top ten streak alive at eight. “Sorry” is the current radio single from it, a current top 20 hit (and climbing) at Urban radio, and it features Chris Brown.
  • G-EAZY — When It’s Dark Out (iTunes)
    • The 26-year-old hip hop artist from Oakland is out with his second major-label album today, which features the song “Me, Myself & I”, a collaboration with Beba Rexha. It’s approaching the top 30 at Rhythmic radio. Look for it in the top ten, but it’ll likely have a lower entry than the #3 debut of his last effort.
  • More albums out this week: Babyface‘s Return Of The Tender Lover (iTunes), Bette Midler‘s A Gift Of Love (iTunes), Bruce Springsteen‘s The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (iTunes), Curren$y‘s Canal Street Confidential (iTunes), Fleetwood Mac‘s Tusk (Deluxe Reissue) (iTunes), Jeremih‘s Late Nights (iTunes), Kid Cudi‘s Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven (iTunes), Pimp C‘s Long Live The Pimp (iTunes), The Music of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 4, Volume 1 (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: FERN‘s 68 And Douglas (iTunes), Jessie James Decker‘s This Christmas (iTunes), Mainland‘s Outcast (iTunes)

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

  • “Ain’t Too Cool”, LunchMoney Lewis (iTunes)
  • “FloiDada”, Animal Collective (iTunes)
  • “Genghis Khan”, Miike Snow (iTunes)
  • “Livin’ The Dream”, Drake White (iTunes)
  • “My D**k”, 3OH!3 (iTunes)
  • “New York City”, The Knocks featuring Cam’Ron (iTunes)
  • “One And Only”, Royal Tongues (iTunes)
  • “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree/Winter Wonderland”, Straight No Chaser (iTunes)
  • “Seasick Dream”, Jack Johnson (iTunes)
  • “Start A Riot”, BANNERS (iTunes)
  • “Stay”, Kygo featuring Maty Noyes (iTunes)
  • “Steady”, Chrisette Michele (iTunes)
  • “Too Late To Say Goodbye”, Cage The Elephant (iTunes)

Next week, we’ll have an update with new albums from August Alsina, CamR. Kelly and more. See you then!

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Are You Afraid Of The “Dark”? Songs In The Shadows

Lighting up the charts.

Lighting up the charts.

In the middle of a U.S. promotional tour and raking in some new stations at both the AAA and Hot AC formats, the singer and songwriter known as Passenger (born Mike Rosenberg) is looking to score his second big Stateside hit with “Scare Away The Dark”. Now, of course, when he’s had three #1 singles in a row on my personal chart, you can probably figure that “Scare” is bound to be another big record on my top 40. (Spoiler Alert: it looks like it’s going to be just outside the top ten on my next update.) However, when it comes to a national audience, things could look mighty different.

Sometimes, it’s a dark world out there, and in the world of charts, it can also be a “dark” one. Since the Hot 100 began back in 1958, there have been plenty of murky musical sensations to rank, but only a handful of them have cast their shadows up into the top ten. Grab a flashlight as we take a look back:

“Reach Out Of The Darkness”, Friend And Lover (#10, 1968)
This was only big single for this once-married duo of Cathy and Jim Post, the latter of whom was inspired to write this song from his experience at a peaceful gathering in New York City. The folky “Reach” spent three straight weeks at #10 in June.

“Dark Lady”, Cher (#1, 1974)
Nearly a decade after first charting as one half of Sonny & Cher, the legendary Mrs. Sarkisian put her solo career into full gear with two consecutive #1 singles, 1973’s “Half-Breed” and this. She’s currently performing on her Dressed To Kill tour.

“Dancing In The Dark”, Bruce Springsteen (#2, 1984)
They call him The Boss, and given the seven top ten singles in a row from Born In The U.S.A., that nickname was especially true then. “Dancing” stalled out in the #2 spot on the Hot 100 for four weeks, but it spent two weeks at #1 on rival Cashbox.

“On The Dark Side”, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band (#7, 1984)
Originally from the soundtrack to Eddie And The Cruisers, “On” originally peaked at a lowly #64 in 1983 and the film didn’t do much better. Thanks to some help from HBO, the song earned a second run based on the repeat airings and went top ten.

“Piano In The Dark”, Brenda Russell featuring Joe Esposito (#6, 1988)
In perhaps one of the most interesting comeback stories of the 80’s, Russell trumped her #30 peak for 1979’s “So Good, So Right” with this big top ten ballad in 1988. It hit the top ten once again in 2012 as a sample on rapper Flo Rida‘s hit “I Cry”.

“Coming Out Of The Dark”, Gloria Estefan (#1, 1991)
After a pretty serious bus accident in March 1990 during the promotion of her Cuts Both Ways album, Estefan spent much time in rehabilitation before returning the studio to record Into The Light. “Coming” is her last #1 on the Hot 100 thus far.

“Dark Horse”, Katy Perry featuring Juicy J (#1, 2014)
Just a few weeks ago, this was the #1 single on both CHR radio and the Hot 100. It was the third to be released from Perry’s PRISM and is the biggest of the era so far. However, it’s now falling as “Birthday” unwraps the gift of fresh airplay and sales.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (January 14)

Hoping for a #1.

Hoping for a #1.

From a Jersey boy to a Country boy, and from pop queens to Dap-Kings, we’ve got a little bit of everything on the menu this week. Here are all the releases you need to know about for January 14:

  • The Boss is back to take his place at the top of the charts. With his first album since 2012, Bruce Springsteen returns with High Hopes, a collection of remakes, outtakes and re-recorded versions of songs from prior efforts. It’s a first for him, but one that should prove to be popular with his core fans. Look for it to debut at #1 or very close to it. (iTunes)
  • California rockers Switchfoot are Fading West on their latest album, featuring the Alternative single “Who We Are” and Christian radio hit “Love Alone Is Worth The Fight”. Much like their last album, 2011’s Vice Verses, a top ten debut on the Billboard 200 seems likely. (iTunes)
  • She sure is a trooper. Diagnosed with cancer last year and now returning to her musical group, the soulful sounds of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are back with Give The People What They Want, their latest for Daptone Records. (iTunes)
  • On the Country circuit this week, check out Jennifer Nettles‘s first solo album apart from Sugarland, That Girl (iTunes), and newcomer Jon Pardi hits the scene with Write You A Song. (iTunes) Both artists are currently on the Country chart with their respective singles; title track “That Girl” for Nettles and “Up All Night” for Pardi. (For some classic Country, you’ll want a listen to Mary Chapin Carpenter‘s Songs From The Movies (iTunes) and Rosanne Cash‘s River And The Thread. (iTunes))
  • Other albums out this week include the U.S. release of Bastille‘s All This Bad Blood (iTunes), James Vincent McMorrow‘s Post Tropical (iTunes), Kidz Bop Kids‘s Volume 25 (iTunes), Mindless Self Indulgence‘s F–k Machine (iTunes), Ryan Star‘s A N G E L S + A N I MA L S (iTunes) and The Crystal Method‘s The Crystal Method. (iTunes)

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

  • “Can’t Remember To Forget You”, a hot duet for Shakira and Rihanna. (iTunes)
  • “Coming Of Age”, new from California rockers Foster The People. (iTunes)
  • “Give Me Back My Hometown”, the latest single from Country singer Eric Church. (iTunes)
  • Hits Like A Hurricane (EP), a five-song effort of the singles and more from Chris Wallace. (iTunes)
  • “I’m A Freak”, a new track by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull. (iTunes)
  • “Rewind”, already racing up the Country charts for Rascal Flatts. (iTunes)
  • “The Heart”, a new single from Southern rockers needtobreathe. (iTunes)

Next week, A Great Big World tries to take over the world with their debut album. Will they make it to #1? A preview is coming in seven.

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