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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 14, 2017

Some Jungle fever this week.

You can break out the sunblock, but don’t block out the hits! Another summer weekend brings up fresh new releases from many great acts. Check out the notable albums and singles this week:

FRENCH MONTANA – Jungle Rules (iTunes)
Can’t speak French? Let this funky music do the talking. Hot off his crossover smash “Unforgettable”, featuring Swae Lee from Rae Sremmurd, this album is poised to be a top-seller next week. The rapper’s previous album, Excuse My French, entered at #4 on the Billboard 200 four years ago, though he’s released a number of mixtapes and collaborations since that effort. Will this debut at the top? We’ll find out very soon.

COLDPLAY – Kaleidoscope (iTunes)
With their first new music since the A Head Full Of Dreams album at the end of 2015, this popular English band is searching for their fifth #1 release on the Billboard 200 chart. Unfortunately, it’s likely not going to happen, but its sales should be fairly solid. One of the tracks on this EP is a remix of “Something Just Like This”, with The Chainsmokers, which got to #1 on the Hot AC and Top 40 charts earlier this year.

More albums out this week: Astrid S‘s Party’s Over (Acoustic) (iTunes), Meg Mac‘s Low Blows (iTunes), Mura Masa‘s Mura Masa (iTunes), Oh Wonder‘s Ultralife (iTunes), The Vamps‘s Night & Day (iTunes), WizKid‘s Sounds From The Other Side (iTunes), Kidz Bop Kids 35 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Kirstin‘s LOVE (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Brave”, Zayde Wolf (iTunes)
“Come Back For You”, Grace Mitchell (iTunes)
“Close Enough”, R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“COPYCAT”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Dark Four Door”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Found What I’ve Been Looking For”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Goodbye”, Echosmith (iTunes)
“I Like Me Better (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Lauv (iTunes)
“King Is Born”, Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Lay It On Me”, Vance Joy (iTunes)
“Lucid”, Mitch James (iTunes)
“My Little Corner Of The World”, Gin Wigmore (iTunes)
“Not Over Yet”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“One Night Only”, The Struts (iTunes)
“Paradise”, MNEK (iTunes)
“Rich Love”, OneRepublic & Seeb (iTunes)
“RIP”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Show Me”, John Splithoff featuring Madison Ryann Ward (iTunes)
“Sit Next To Me”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Sorry Not Sorry”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Those Were The Days”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“Tired (Kygo Remix)”, Alan Walker featuring Gavin James (iTunes)
“True Feeling”, Galantis (iTunes)
“Warriors”, Tigertown (iTunes)
“Woman”, Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns (iTunes)
“Your Song (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Rita Ora (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Foster The People, Lana Del Rey and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 10, 2005

“Eyes” on 2005.

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 July 10, 2005…

Debuts:
40. OUR LADY PEACE, “Where Are You?”
39. DELTA GOODREM, “Lost Without You”
38. TRAIN, “Get To Me”
35. THE KILLERS, “All These Things That I’ve Done”

Biggest Movers:
HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH, “One Love” (34-25, nine spots)

10. CHARLOTTE CHURCH, “Crazy Chick” (up 1)
Album: Tissues And Issues (2005, Sony BMG (U.K.) Records)
Peak: #8

09. HOWIE DAY, “Collide” (down 4)
Album: Stop All The World Now (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. BEN MOODY featuring ANASTACIA, “Everything Burns” (steady, second week)
Album: Fantastic 4 – The Album (2005, Wind-Up Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. D.H.T., “Listen To Your Heart” (up 2)
Album: Listen To Your Heart (2005, Robbins Entertainment)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (steady, third week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2005, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) + #1 for ten weeks (2006)

05. COLDPLAY, “Speed Of Sound” (up 2)
Album: X&Y (2005, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2

04. WEEZER, “Beverly Hills” (steady, second week)
Album: Make Believe (2005, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. JASON MRAZ, “Wordplay” (steady, second week)
Album: Mr. A-Z (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “These Words” (steady, second week)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. KELLY CLARKSON, “Behind These Hazel Eyes” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Breakaway (2004, RCA/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 22, 2008

Viva 2008!

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 June 22, 2008…

Debuts:
40. BRENDAN JAMES, “Green”

Biggest Movers:
CAROLINA LIAR, “I’m Not Over” (30-18, twelve spots)

10. 3 DOORS DOWN, “It’s Not My Time” (steady, third week)
Album: 3 Doors Down (2008, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #10 for four weeks

09. WEEZER, “Pork And Beans” (down 1)
Album: Weezer (Red Album) (2008, Geffen Records)
Peak: #8

08. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (up 3)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life” (steady, second week)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, “Summertime” (steady, second week)
Album: The Block (2008, Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. GAVIN DEGRAW, “In Love With A Girl” (steady, third week)
Album: Gavin DeGraw (2008, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (steady, second week)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic/RRP Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

02. DUFFY, “Mercy” (steady, second week)
Album: Rockferry (2008, Mercury/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Realize” (steady, second week)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 8, 2014

“Home” on the countdown.

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 8, 2014…

Debuts:
40. JESS GLYNNE, “Right Here”
39. US THE DUO, “No Matter Where You Are”

Biggest Movers:
YOUNG RISING SONS, “High” (40-33)

10. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (down 2)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (up 5)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

08. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (up 2)
Album: I Wanna Feel (single) (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (steady, second week)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (steady, second week)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (steady, third week)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

04. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (down 2)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (up 1)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (up 1)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 21, 2017)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. After a fun fifth-year reunion this weekend, I’m back from my alma mater and ready to teach my favorite students of pop about the current affairs of current songs. So, get your pencils ready, because here comes this week’s lesson:

HOUSE OF CHAIN: Jump up, jump up and get down to business… there is a new #1 on the pop radio chart this week, “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, up 2-1. It becomes the third #1 for the EDM duo at this format, but the first for the rock band that’s been charting since 2001. If you think that’s insane, it is. The single is taken from the duo’s former #1 album, Memories…Do Not Open, while it also appears on the quartet’s forthcoming EP, Kaleidoscope, due June 30. “Something” grabs the top spot in its 12th week in the top 40, which is faster than the run for “Don’t Let Me Down” (featuring Daya) (15 weeks), but slower than the one for “Closer” (featuring Halsey) (8 weeks).

The Chainsmokers is the first duo to amass three #1 singles on the CHR radio chart since Australia’s Savage Garden, who placed “I Want You” (1997), “Truly Madly Deeply” (1998) and “I Knew I Loved You” (2000) at the top of the list. Of course, duos such as Hall & OatesRoxette and Wham! also have three to their credit from their Radio & Records era. Needless to say, it’s going to be very hard to stop Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart now, so expect them to continue jumping around the charts in 2017.

THAT’S MY “BAD”: In a week full of so many pop priorities launching at radio, Selena Gomez serves the truth with a “Liar”. At #31 this week, the strong entrance for “Bad Liar” is, in large part, due to hourly airplay on iHeartMedia stations upon its release last Thursday. This is the 15th top 40 single at the format for the young performer, who previously charted with the band The Scene. I don’t think the members of the group have been scene since 2012, unless they’re taking your order at the local fast food joint. “Liar” is expected on her next studio album, due sometime later this year. The song was co-written with Julia Michaels, who holds at #7 with “Issues” in its 17th week in the top 40.

Gomez’s latest song is one of six new entries to hit the top 40 this week, with a number of quick top ten hits and mid-charters exiting the region. Just below her track, Kendrick Lamar‘s “Humble.” (#35), Hey Violet‘s “Break My Heart” (#37), Dua Lipa‘s “Be The One” (#38), Hailee Steinfeld‘s “Most Girls” (#39) and Post Malone featuring Quavo‘s “Congratulations” (#40) all take a seat in the endless game of musical chairs that we call the pop chart. With the Memorial Day holiday approaching, this section of the survey should be less active (at least, in terms of debuts) next week, due to alternative programming from a number of CHR stations.

IT’S ALL ABOUT “LOCATION”: Location, location, location! That’s what chart newcomer Khalid is thinking and singing about these days, especially coming off a week at a prime spot on the Urban survey. “Location” is, well, located at #49 on the CHR chart. It can be found on the album American Teen, which debuted in the top ten on the Billboard 200 earlier this year. The 19-year-old may find himself with another top 50 song next week, as Logic‘s “1-800-273-8255” (which features he and Alessia Cara) saw some nice gains during the week, putting it just below the chart. However, that collaboration will be competing with potential entries from acts like Camila Cabello, Katy Perry and Liam Payne, so come back next week to see the results of that.

My trusty GPS (the Gaining Pop Songs system, of course) recalculates this Sunday to find four new hits making the top 50, with Jon Bellion‘s “Overwhelming” (#46), Paramore‘s “Hard Times” (#48) and Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone” (#50) joining Khalid for their first appearances on the published chart. How will they do this summer? We’ll find out together real soon.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 14, 2017)

Welcome to Radio Active, a weekly report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. A very Happy Mother’s Day from PGTC to everybody celebrating out there, including my own Mom, my first blog fan and the best supporter out there! Now, it is time to let this baby into the world, give it some love and let it grow up to be a fantastic young pop chart report. (Someone pass the tissues!) Here is why CHR stands for can’t help reminiscing…

THE “LIKE” SPIKE: For the third week in a row, pop and R&B star Bruno Mars orbits around the #1 spot with his international smash “That’s What I Like”. The video for it will likely be closing in on 400 million views in the coming week, as it recently surpassed the 300 million stream mark on Spotify. (That’s a whole lot of millions, and they aren’t in my wallet. Can we change that?) The party is nearly over for Mars, as he’ll pass the baton next week to “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay. The song holds at #2 for the second week. By the way, the last time the top two tracks in the nation both had the word “like” in their titles was in October 2011, when “Moves Like Jagger” (#1) by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera and “Someone Like You” (#2) by Adele were ruling the radio. See, kids, liking is cool in any era.

Beyond those top two records, there isn’t much to “like” about the titles in this week’s chart. One of last week’s top 40 entries, “Body Like A Back Road” by Country crossover star Sam Hunt, is up 40-39 with a smaller gain in spins. At the present time, no additional titles with a likable sentiment are impacting at the format. However, the season is still young, and that’s certainly something to like.

NIALL AND ERROR: Three members of One Direction gone solo are bouncing around the Top 40 chart this week, but just one has a debut record, and it happens to be this week’s highest new entry. Niall Horan‘s “Slow Hands” jumps from outside the top 50, making a lofty entrance at #35. This is the Irish singer and songwriter’s second solo hit on the pop survey, with “This Town” reaching a #12 peak earlier this year. With 60% of the boy band in the top 40, we’re very close to achieving a week in which all of their original members find themselves somewhere in the top 40 with solo hits. This kind of occurrence has only happened once on the CHR list. I think you’re aware of which influential band pulled it off the last time. (Hint: it was an early Christmas/Hanukkah gift in 1974.) Look out for the debut of member Liam Payne‘s “Strip That Down”, featuring Quavo, on Friday. It’s sure to be a hot tune, so load up on those flame emojis.

Now, the only issue with this equation is that ZAYN‘s “Still Got Time”, which features PARTYNEXTDOOR, takes a nasty fall of 11 notches this week from its peak of #20. Needless to say, that single will likely be beneath the top 40 next week, and he would need to have a follow-up on the horizon in the next few weeks. Also, with Louis Tomlinson not announcing any singles as of late, though I presume he’s been working on material, he too would need to build up some buzz before properly launching some music here. It will take some teamwork, between the clients, their labels and the gatekeepers/programmers at the format, but I think it can be done. (It would be amazing if it happens!)

SWING OUT, SISTERS: Two breakouts on this week’s pop chart are by two sisters who found a way and said what they wanted to say, at least as far their current hits. The higher of the pair lands at #37: “Malibu” by Miley Cyrus, her ninth top 40 hit. No, it is not a hot Hole remake, but that “Malibu” hit #35 (2/12/99 R&R) and served as the rock group’s only successful crossover single. Well, I don’t think Cyrus was jamming to Courtney Love and company at age six, but who knows? In any case, that debut is bolstered by first day hourly airplay for the afternoon of its release. However, with a chart-topping bow on iTunes, and plenty of streaming during the last few days, this California confection is sure to strum up the charts and stick around for the summer.

Younger sister Noah Cyrus crawls into the countdown at #49 with “Stay Together”. You might recall that this entry was featured in the Add Lib report from about three weeks ago, and it continues to gain at the format, thanks in part to an upcoming appearance at a summer event sponsored by radio giant iHeartMedia. (In fact, both sisters will be there.) Previous single “Make Me (Cry)”, featuring Labrinth, reached #19 earlier this year. Two sisters debuting with separate solo chart entries in the same week is definitely a rarity. We’ll see if the panel can make room for both of them in the top tier of the chart very soon.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 10, 2009

Feelin'

“Life in” 2009.

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 10, 2009…

Debuts:
37. MICHAEL JOHNS, “Heart On My Sleeve”

Biggest Mover(s):
JESSIE JAMES, “Wanted” (38-30, eight spots)

10. CHRIS ISAAK, “We Let Her Down” (down 1)
Album: Mr. Lucky (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. COLDPLAY, “Life In Technicolor II” (down 2)
Album: Prospekt’s March (EP) (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

08. MAT KEARNEY, “Closer To Love” (steady, second week)
Album: City of Black & White (2009, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #6

07. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (down 2)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

06. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (down 2)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. PINK, “Please Don’t Leave Me” (up 6)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace/Zomba Records)
Peak: #2

04. DAVID COOK, “Come Back To Me” (up 2)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. JASON MRAZ featuring COLBIE CAILLAT, “Lucky” (down 1)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. SHINEDOWN, “Second Chance” (up 1)
Album: The Sound Of Madness (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (steady, seventh week)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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