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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Nine

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…


EMILY BURNS – “Too Cool” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

If I said I wasn’t a big fan of Burns’s latest track, then I would be a, ahem, damn good liar. (Not really.) The follow-up to that bop is also good and comes with a fun and colorful video too. Co-written by a PGTC alum, Martin Luke Brown, this release is cool with us.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ASTN – “Feel Nothing”
BRUNS – “In The Garden”
CHRIS AYER – “Mad Eye”
DES ROCS – “Dead Ringer”
HUGO HELMIG – “Don’t Wait Up”
JOEL ADAMS – “A Big World”
XYLØ – “Should Have Known”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 19, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

“Stop” gets the green light again.

31. Bastille – Good Grief
29. Passenger – Somebody’s Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

32. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (37)
22. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (30) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

10. Chris Ayer – On The Blvd (11) | PEAK: #10
09. The Strumbellas – Spirits (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (05) | PEAK: #03
06. DNCE – Toothbrush (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Barns Courtney – Fire (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. P!nk – Just Like Fire (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (1)
2. MUNA – Loudspeaker (2)
3. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (4)
4. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (Don’t You Cry For Me) (3)
5. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (5)
6. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (6)
7. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (7)
8. Weathers – Happy Pills (9)
9. Tom Odell – Magnetised (10)
10. Sara Hartman – Satellite (8)

In The Mix:
Christina Aguilera – Change (new)
COIN – Talk Too Much
Elton John – A Good Heart
Eric Hutchinson – Anyone Who Knows Me (new)
Haley Reinhart – Better
High Dive Heart – Misfit (new)
Lukas Graham – Mama Said
Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You
Miike Snow – My Trigger
Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (new)
Rob Thomas – Pieces (new)
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man

Chart Notes:

  • Two of the biggest acts to debut on my personal chart in 2013 return with some massive new songs. The singer/songwriter born in the English town of Brighton claims the Highest Debut of the two, coming in at #29. He’s four-time Adam’s Top 40 chart-topper Passenger, and his single is “Somebody’s Love”. It goes for Triple A adds later this month. His new album is titled Young As The Morning Old As The Sea, and it’s due on September 23. Needless to say, I’m very excited to hear it.
  • The only other debut this week is from rockers Bastille, the English quartet that has a pair of chart-toppers thus far. That could change to three if “Good Grief” makes it to the top, but for now, it’s in at #31. Their new album, Wild World, is set to come out later this year. What kind of weird science awaits us on the new set? I’m sure we’ll find out soon.
  • Next week is looking like a really active chart, with the potential for as many as six debuts! There’s a mix of established acts and newcomers that are waiting in the wings, so check back to see who makes it into the 40.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board) (Listen to this week’s chart and more on Spotify)

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