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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 28, 2018

Just a Lil taste of this week.

It’s one of the most exciting chart battles of the year! Three prominent rap titles are set to shake up the top three spots on the album chart. Get ready, because these are the notable digital and physical releases hitting the market today:

LIL WAYNE – Tha Carter V (iTunes)
Seven years after Tha Carter IV arrived and following a series of delays in the past few years, this rapper is back with what’s sure to be one of the biggest streaming debuts of the year so far. Though little is known about the tracklisting, perhaps that mystery will prove to be a key in driving listeners to check out the set. How high will it go? We can only guess.

KANYE WEST – Yandhi (iTunes)
After a performance on Saturday Night Live this coming weekend, this effort should see a good boost on the sales and streaming charts. It comes during a very active year for West musically, who released his own studio album, followed by an album as one half of a new duo and then produced two other albums during the summer months.

LOGIC – Young Sinatra 4 (iTunes)
On any other week, this set probably would’ve debuted at #1. In fact, the rapper’s Bobby Tarantino II mixtape did so earlier this year. This album should still have a solid debut, regardless, becoming his fifth top five entry on the Billboard 200 chart.

Notable albums out this week: Against The Current‘s Past Lives (iTunes), alt-J‘s Reduxer (iTunes), Beartooth‘s Disease (iTunes), Benjamin Ingrosso‘s Identification (iTunes), Cher‘s Dancing Queen (iTunes), Cypress Hill‘s Elephants On Acid (iTunes), Dillon Francis‘s WUT WUT (iTunes), Eves Karydas‘s summerskin (iTunes), Hippo Campus‘s Bambi (iTunes), John Mullaney‘s Kid Gorgeous At Radio City (iTunes), Kevin Gates‘s Luca Brasi 3 (iTunes), Kodaline‘s Politics Of Living (iTunes), Kyan Palmer‘s Burn Mona Lisa (iTunes), Marsha Ambrosius‘s Nyla (iTunes), Nile Rodgers & Chic‘s It’s About Time (iTunes), NONONO‘s Undertones (iTunes), Phil Collins‘s Plays Well With Others (iTunes), Rod Stewart‘s Blood Red Roses (iTunes), Sigala‘s Brighter Days (iTunes), The Knocks‘s New York Narcotic (iTunes), Tom Petty‘s An American Treasure (iTunes), Tyler Shaw‘s Intuition (iTunes), Rick And Morty (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: AURORA‘s Infections Of A Different Kind – Step 1 (iTunes), Jeremy Zucker‘s summer, (iTunes), Jocelyn Alice‘s Little Devil (iTunes), Lido‘s I O U 1 (iTunes), Zoey Dollaz‘s Who Don’t Like Dollaz 2 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“8 Letters (R3HAB Remix)”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“42 (Grown Up Tipsy)”, Brian McKnight (iTunes)
“123”, Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“Africa (RAC Remix)”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Baby Don’t Talk”, LÉON (iTunes)
“Best Years Of My Lives”, “Got My Name Changed Back” and “Interstate Gospel”, Pistol Annies (iTunes)
“Better Me”, SoMo (iTunes)
“Black And Blue”, Savoir Adore (iTunes)
“Burn The Ships”, for KING & COUNTRY (iTunes)
“Cherish You”, Mikky Ekko (iTunes)
“Daybreak”, Cody Simpson & The Tide (iTunes)
“Dear God”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Dear God (Live Acoustic)”, Hunter Hayes (iTunes)
“Diamond Heart”, Alan Walker & Sophia Somajo (iTunes)
“Different Beds”, Matt Nathanson (iTunes)
“Don’t Leave Me Alone (Acoustic)”, David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Don’t Lie To Me”, Barbra Streisand (iTunes)
“Door Swing”, Lil Reek (iTunes)
“Fake Smile”, New Dialogue (iTunes)
“Faking It”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Fifth Avenue”, Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“High Hopes (White Panda Remix)”, Panic! At The Disco (iTunes)
“Higher”, Social House (iTunes)
“Hollering Love”, Dylan Joel (iTunes)
“Honey”, Robyn (iTunes)
“I Want You To Freak”, Rak-Su (iTunes)
“Lay With Me”, Phantoms featuring Vanessa Hudgens (iTunes)
“Leave But Don’t Go”, Violet Days (iTunes)
“Listen Closely”, DVBBS featuring SAFE (iTunes)
“Lost In Japan (Zedd Remix)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Love Ain’t Enough”, Jacob Banks (iTunes)
“Love For Me”, Empress Of (iTunes)
“Loving U Blind”, Elle Varner (iTunes)
“Making Christmas”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Maybe It Was Me”, Sody (iTunes)
“Moves”, Olly Murs featuring Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“Not Cool”, More Giraffes (iTunes)
“Oh Hello”, Nico Santos (iTunes)
“One By One”, Rationale (iTunes)
“Outrunning Karma”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“Paradise”, Nicky Romero & Deniz Koyu featuring Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“Perfect Strangers”, ARTY (iTunes)
“Pressure”, Muse (iTunes)
“Put It To Bed (Frank Walker/Ryan Riback Remixes)”, JHart (iTunes)
“Sad (Clap Your Hands)” and “Scatterbrain”, Young Rising Sons (iTunes)
“Scars”, TobyMac (iTunes)
“September”, Campsite Dream (iTunes)
“Shallow”, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (iTunes)
“Sibling Love”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Slow Slow Disco”, St. Vincent (iTunes)
“Solita”, PRETTYMUCH featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Strangers Again”, Sophia Scott (iTunes)
“Taki Taki”, DJ Snake featuring Cardi B, Ozuna and Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“Teach You”, Tiffany Young (iTunes)
“The Real Thing”, Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“The Weekend”, T.I. featuring Young Thug (iTunes)
“There’s No Way”, Lauv featuring Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Tied Up”, Major Lazer featuring Mr. Eazi and Raye (iTunes)
“We Won’t Back Down”, Dirtier Blonde featuring Sam Fischer (iTunes)
“We Won’t Move”, Arlissa (iTunes)
“When I Fall In Love”, Michael Bublé (iTunes)
“Where Have You Gone (Anywhere)”, Lucas & Steve (iTunes)
“Vegas”, Cody Fry (iTunes)
“Young Love”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Eric ChurchSteve Perry, Twenty One Pilots and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 15, 2018

What’s new in the World?

DEBUTS
37. Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman
35. Justin Timberlake – SoulMate | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Sheryl Crow featuring Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (38)
31. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (29)
17. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (09) | PEAK: #07
08. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (07) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Jason Mraz – Have It All (06) | PEAK: #04
05. George Ezra – Shotgun (05) | PEAK: #05
04. John Mayer – New Light (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (03) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Younger (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Josh Groban – Granted (1)
2. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
3. Daughtry – Deep End (6)
4. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (2)
5. Mondo Cozmo – Tonight Tonight (8)
6. American Authors – Deep Water (7)
7. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (5)
8. Picture This – When We Were Young (10)
9. Donovan Woods – Another Way (9)
10. Max George – Barcelona (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
MAGIC! – Kiss Me
Matt Nathanson – Way Way Back
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Snow Patrol – Empress (new)

Chart Notes:

  • As pop duo A Great Big World maintains their #1 status for the third week with “Younger”, comeback kings the Backstreet Boys are ready to kick them out, advancing 3-2 with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”. Two new tracks crash the top 40, with the new one from Justin Timberlake (“SoulMate”) coming in higher at #35. The song dropped on July 3 as a surprise release. In the radio world, “SoulMate” officially jumps into the top 40 at both the Hot AC and Top 40 formats. Two notches lower, at #37, Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman” bolts onto the countdown, the second radio single from her upcoming Sweetener set. Its music video and lyric video are both in the top ten on YouTube’s Trending chart, with early airplay in several larger markets.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 8, 2018

Another Great week.

DEBUTS
40. Plain White T’s – Your Body
39. Lissie – Castles
38. Sheryl Crow featuring Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You
37. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Cher & Andy Garcia – Fernando (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
29. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (07) | PEAK: #07
08. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
06. Jason Mraz – Have It All (05) | PEAK: #04
05. George Ezra – Shotgun (08) | PEAK: #05
04. John Mayer – New Light (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Younger (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Josh Groban – Granted (1)
2. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (2)
3. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (4)
4. Justin Timberlake – SoulMate (-)
5. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (5)
6. Daughtry – Deep End (7)
7. American Authors – Deep Water (9)
8. Mondo Cozmo – Tonight Tonight (-)
9. Donovan Woods – Another Way (-)
10. Picture This – When We Were Young (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
MAGIC! – Kiss Me (new)
Matt Nathanson – Way Way Back (new)
Max George – Barcelona (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous

Chart Notes:

  • As A Great Big World holds at #1 for the second week with “Younger”, a very solid four debuts enter the top 40, led by “Born To Be Yours” from Kygo and Imagine Dragons at #37. The collaboration is starting to see some nice support at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio, despite the fact that Kygo’s song with Miguel, “Remind Me To Forget”, is garnering iHeartMedia-sponsored airplay (via their On The Verge integration program) at the latter format. A notch lower, entering at #38, Sheryl Crow is back with her first entry in just over 11 years with “Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You”, her first independently-released single to hit my chart. It features Annie Clark, who usually records as St. Vincent. Occupying the #39 and #40 spots, the new radio releases from Lissie and the Plain White T’s also join the pop party, the former with “Castles” and the latter with “Your Body”. Lissie replaces herself in the top 40 this week, as “Best Days” (which reached #4) falls out, while the Plain White T’s are charting here for the first time in nearly five years. (No, it’s not a hot Christina Aguilera cover.)

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 1, 2018

A worldly chart-topper.

DEBUTS
37. Cher & Andy Garcia – Fernando | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (40)
28. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Rex Orange County with Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (32)
21. Lenny Kravitz – Low (30)
19. Maddie Poppe – Going Going Gone (25)
(see #8 and #9 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (15) | PEAK: #09
08. George Ezra – Shotgun (16) | PEAK: #08
07. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (07) | PEAK: #07
06. John Mayer – New Light (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Jason Mraz – Have It All (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Younger (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Josh Groban – Granted (4)
2. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (2)
3. Celine Dion – Ashes (1)
4. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (5)
5. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (3)
6. Lissie – Castles (8)
7. Daughtry – Deep End (10)
8. Plain White T’s – Your Body (9)
9. American Authors – Deep Water (-)
10. Sheryl Crow featuring Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (-)

In The Mix:
Alessia Cara – Growing Pains
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Donovan Woods – Another Try (new)
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
Picture This – When We Were Young
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Chad King and Ian Axel, better known as A Great Big World, who land their third #1 song on my personal chart with “Younger”, up 3-1. Their longest run at the top so far was in 2014 with “Already Home”, which spent seven weeks there. A pack of three tracks break into the top ten this week, led by George Ezra‘s “Shotgun”, bouncing from 16-8. It recently became his first #1 song in the United Kingdom. This week’s Biggest Mover belongs to last week’s Highest Debut: “Come On To Me” by Paul McCartney, jumping ten spots from 38-28, though Lenny Kravitz‘s “Low” nearly ties that move, as it leaps nine spots from 30-21. The only debut in the top 40, starting at #37, is the radio single from the soundtrack to Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Just under the top 20 on the AC chart, “Fernando”, a cover of Abba‘s 1976 AC and CHR hit, is done by two of the film’s stars: Cher and Andy Garcia. At 72, Cher is the second-oldest female performer to ever make my list, just behind Christine McVie, who was 74 when “In My World” (with Lindsey Buckingham) had its last two weeks in my top 40 last summer. The two acts involved, Abba and Cher, charted in the top 40 of the Hot 100 together just once during the summer of 1974, when the former was in with “Waterloo” and the latter was in with “Train Of Thought”.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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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.

For more ditties that keep it “dark” and lyrics that let the light in, follow the blog below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (September 24)

Same love, different album.

Same love, different album.

The superstars come out to play this week with the likes of a Dark Lady and a Rocket Man on the schedule. Here are all the releases you need to know about for September 24:

  • This should be a shock to no one, but rapper and singer Drake will take the crown on next week’s Billboard 200 album chart with his latest album, Nothing Was The Same. His last album debuted with 631,000 copies sold in its first week. Can this do even better? With two top ten singles in a row from the effort, you better believe those numbers will be stacking up. Stay tuned. (iTunes)
  • It’s hard to tell what will be the next highest debut, but here’s an act whose last album entered at #2, 2010’s Come Around Sundown. Kings Of Leon emerge once again with Mechanical Bull, featuring the recent Alternative single “Supersoaker”. The sales of this will almost certainly be down when compared to their last album, but they do have a good pack of fans to at least get them top 5. (iTunes)
  • She’s a queen on the music scene and now her 26th (!) studio album is up for purchase today. She’s Cher and her album is titled Closer To The Truth, featuring the Dance hit “Woman’s World” and a new single, a ballad called “I Hope You Find It”. (iTunes)
  • Swedish duo Icona Pop follow the success of their summer smash “I Love It” with their first full-length album to be released in the U.S., This Is… Icona Pop. The current single from it is “All Night”. (iTunes)
  • Also dancing up the charts this week are Chicago trio Krewella with a full-length album Get Wet (iTunes), which features the singles “Alive” and “Live For The Night”, plus DJ Zedd is out with a deluxe edition of his album Clarity. The latest single from that is “Stay The Night”, a collaboration with Hayley Williams of Paramore (iTunes).
  • Singer and songwriter Sting is out with The Last Ship, inspired by his play of the same name which is due to open next year. (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include Alan Jackson‘s The Bluegrass Album (iTunes), Jason Derulo‘s Tattoos (EP) (iTunes), Metallica‘s soundtrack from Through The Never (iTunes), R5‘s Louder (iTunes) and Sammy Hagar‘s Sammy Hagar And Friends (iTunes).

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

  • “Champagne”, another album cut from the forthcoming Frame By Frame by Cassadee Pope. (iTunes)
  • “Genius”, the latest single from R&B crooner R. Kelly. (iTunes)
  • “O Come All Ye Faithful”, a Christmas standard as performed by Britt Nicole. Yes, we’re already getting holiday releases in late September. Sigh. (iTunes)
  • “You’re Not The One”, a new single from Sky Ferreira. (iTunes)

We’ve all been waiting for the second half of The 20/20 Experience to arrive… what kind of numbers will Justin Timberlake do next week? A preview is coming in six on a special Music Monday!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (Dec. 11)

Something happened on the way to "Heaven".

Something happened on the way to “Heaven”.

Need some rock without the jingle bells? Let me try and help. Here’s your roundup of some of the new music releases for this week, in stores on December 11.

  • Unorthodox Jukebox, the second studio album from Bruno Mars, hits stores today, featuring the smash “Locked Out Of Heaven”. “Young Girls”, released to digital outlets several weeks ago, is set to be the second radio single. Look for it to enter in the top 5 on the album chart.
  • Rapper The Game releases Jesus Piece, his fifth album, of which three have debuted at #1 on the album chart thus far. It’s currently #1 on iTunes, but it likely won’t debut near the top. However, a top 10 entry is possible.
  • Green Day release the third album in their 2012 trilogy, ¡Tré! However, their promotion vehicle is still stuck in park, so expect this one to be in the lower top ten or even miss it altogether.
  • Light rockers Lifehouse release their followup LP to Smoke & Mirrors called Almería. First single “Between The Raindrops”, featuring Natasha Bedingfield, is top 30 at Hot AC radio. Physical stock is a little low on this one, and there’s no first week sale price for it, so expect this one in perhaps the top 30.
  • The third Christmas album from the Glee franchise features their takes on standards like “White Christmas” and “The First Noel”, as well as a rendition of “Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah”. Look for it to enter somewhere in the top 40; doesn’t look like this one will be as big as the first two, and considering how low the ratings have dropped this season, it’s understandble.
  • If you’re a fan of the television show Nashville, some of the songs featured on various episodes are on a compilation entitled The Music Of Nashville: Season 1, Volume 1. Star Hayden Panettiere sings the first single from it, “Telescope”, already top 40 at Country radio.
  • One half of the duo OutKast, Big Boi, releases a solo album this week, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.
  • Boston-based band Boys Like Girls release their new full-length studio album, Crazy World. Lead single “Be Your Everything” just missed the top 40 in CHR airplay.
  • For you movie buffs, the soundtracks to On The Road, The Hobbit, and This Is 40 are all out this week.

Other assorted music DVDs and books out this week include:

  • Quebec Magnetic, Metallica‘s latest live performance DVD, which was filmed three years ago.
  • Beck‘s Song Reader, which is a sheet-music album.
  • A paperback version of Josiah Howard’s biography of singer Cher, named after her 1999 hit Strong Enough.

Lastly, the new digital-only singles that you can buy this week:

  • A virtual duet between Bing Crosby and Michael Bublé, “White Christmas”, which has already garnered a lot of adult contemporary airplay.
  • “Mary And Joseph”, a Christmas tune from Country superstar Tim McGraw.
  • “Boyfriend” by new Country singer RaeLynn, formerly from the television show, The Voice.
  • “C’mon Let Me Ride” by singer-songwriter Skylar Grey and featuring Eminem.

Enjoy all the new music out this week!

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