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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 26, 2019

A good Chance for huge action.

The big day of the week is finally here… so many fresh releases to choose from, including titles by both established and new artists. From rap to rock and everything in-between, here are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

CHANCE THE RAPPER – The Big Day (iTunes)
Features: Collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Shawn Mendes and more

NF – The Search (iTunes)
Features: “Time”, approaching the top 50 on the Top 40 chart after earning a second place finish on Tuesday’s adds report

OF MONSTERS AND MEN – Fever Dream (iTunes)
Features: “Alligator”, the current #1 hit on the Triple A chart that also ranks in the top five at Alternative radio

Notable albums out this week: Andy Grammer‘s Naive (iTunes), Angie McMahon‘s Salt (iTunes), Big Data‘s 3.0 (iTunes), BJ The Chicago Kid‘s 1123 (iTunes), Bryce Vine‘s Carnival (iTunes), Casey Donahew‘s One Light Town (iTunes), DJ Snake‘s Carte Blanche (iTunes), Justin Moore‘s Late Nights And Longnecks (iTunes), Kaiser Chiefs‘s Duck (iTunes), Neon Dreams‘s Sweet Dreams Til Sunbeams (iTunes), Pop Smoke‘s Meet The Woo (iTunes), Rich Brian‘s The Sailor (iTunes), YBN Cordae‘s The Lost Boy (iTunes), Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Black Saint‘s Everybody Wants You (iTunes), Call Me Karizma‘s The Gloomy Tapes, Vol. 2 (iTunes), Harrison Storm‘s Falling Down (iTunes), Lykke Li‘s Still Sad Still Sexy (iTunes), Mason Ramsey‘s Twang (iTunes), Matt Nathanson‘s Postcards (From Chicago) (iTunes), Overstreet‘s Man On The Moon (iTunes), Sachi‘s Nights With Ruby (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“21”, H.E.R. (iTunes)
“Ain’t Thinkin Bout You (Stripped)”, KREAM & Eden Prince featuring Louisa (iTunes)
“Another Lover (Toby Romeo Remix)”, Leland (iTunes)
“Anything She Says”, Mitchell Tenpenny featuring Seaforth (iTunes)
“Back To Myself”, Hero The Band (iTunes)
“Bad Behaviour”, Mabel (iTunes)
“Be Here For You”, Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Best Day (Remix)”, Kesha (iTunes)
“Big Time”, Louis The Child (iTunes)
“Blow My Mind”, DaVido featuring Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Boywontcry”, Brakence (iTunes)
“Breathe For You”, Monsta X (iTunes)
“Burned by The Love (James Carter Remix)”, Juke Ross (iTunes)
“Buttafly”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Caught Up”, Majid Jordan featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“City Of Stars”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Crack The Shutters (Reworked)”, Snow Patrol (iTunes)
“Crowded Table”, The Highwomen (iTunes)
“Darkside”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“Deal”, Thomston (iTunes)
“Don’t Be Lazy”, Emotional Oranges (iTunes)
“Edison”, Adam Barnes (iTunes)
“Emily”, Delacey (iTunes)
“Feel The Same”, Hayden Wells (iTunes)
“First Last Name”, Madison Kozak (iTunes)
“Float”, 7715 featuring JRM (iTunes)
“Gold Roses”, Rick Ross featuring Drake (iTunes)
“Happy Now”, Kyle Lionhart (iTunes)
“Honest”, The Band CAMINO (iTunes)
“Humans”, The Faim (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Die”, Girl Wilde (iTunes)
“I Like It”, Kent Jones (iTunes)
“I Still Do”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“I’ll Be Back Someday”, Tegan & Sara (iTunes)
“I’ll Be There”, Bad Wolves (iTunes)
“Indigo”, Alice Gray (iTunes)
“Kiss My Fat Ass”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Laneswitch”, Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Live Fast”, Alan Walker featuring A$AP Rocky (iTunes)
“Lost”, End Of The World featuring Clean Bandit (iTunes)
“Magic”, Lil Skies (iTunes)
“Miles To Your Heart”, Sultan + Shepard, Rock Mafia & Bahari (iTunes)
“Missing Each Other”, Caroline Kole (iTunes)
“Monday”, Filous & Ashe (iTunes)
“Need You”, Faustix (iTunes)
“Never Be Alone”, David Guetta & MORTEN featuring Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Never Be Sorry”, Old Dominion (iTunes)
“Next Mistake”, Icona Pop (iTunes)
“No L’s”, Hit-Boy featuring Saweetie (iTunes)
“Nowhere To Go (Dom Dolla Remix)”, Hayden James (iTunes)
“Ocean Away”, Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Ocean Of Tears”, Caroline Polachek (iTunes)
“Oh, Mexico”, Jeremy Zucker (iTunes)
“Open Door”, Jake Troth (iTunes)
“Overtime”, Big Sean (iTunes)
“PAY ME BACK!”, ILIRA (iTunes)
“Ready”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Ritual (Acoustic)”, Tiësto, Jonas Blue & Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Run Like The River”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Runaway”, SAFIA (iTunes)
“Screamer”, Third Eye Blind featuring Alexis Krauss (iTunes)
“Self-Lovin”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)
“Self-Sacrifice”, James Droll (iTunes)
“Selfish”, Sophie Simmons (iTunes)
“Seoul Town Road”, Lil Nas X featuring RM (iTunes)
“Snitch”, Netsky featuring Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“So Am I (Zane Lowe Remix)”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Sofia”, Clairo (iTunes)
“Stupid”, G Flip (iTunes)
“Sufi Woman” and “Tribe”, Jidenna (iTunes)
“Summer At 7”, Russ (iTunes)
“Sunflowers”, Matthew Chaim (iTunes)
“SZNS”, Dinah Jane featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Takeaway”, The Chainsmokers & Illenium featuring Lennon Stella (iTunes)
“Tattooed On My Heart”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“That Thing That You Do”, Cody Fry (iTunes)
“The 1975”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“The Archer”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“The Greatest”, Six60 (iTunes)
“The Hunted”, Saint Asonia featuring Sully Erna (iTunes)
“Time Flies”, Rico Nasty (iTunes)
“Undefeated”, Future featuring Lil Keed (iTunes)
“Velvet Sea”, WAVE & ROME (iTunes)
“Want Me To”, Carlos Vara (iTunes)
“Waves (Live At The Forum)” and “Waves (Timbaland Remix)”, Dean Lewis (iTunes)
“Went For A While”, Ilse DeLange (iTunes)
“Wild”, The Avener featuring Tiwayo (iTunes)
“Wish You’d Make Me Cry”, UPSAHL (iTunes)
“You Take”, GoldFord (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Mabel, Skillet and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 4, 2018)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: we break it down with two former chart-toppers at the format on that trip to the top of the adds report that we do every Tuesday. So, let’s add ’em up:

NOTHING BREAKS LIKE A CHART: After a top five debut on iTunes and plenty of early radio action, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” scores big this week for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus, picking up 82 stations on impact. The song will be featured on a forthcoming album by Ronson, due sometime in 2019. No other track comes close to that total on the latest update, but another hit that’s impacting this week finishes in the runner-up position with 25 new stations. The latest crossover track from R&B singer Ella Mai is “Trip”, which recently reached #1 on the Urban chart and remains in the top five on the Rhythmic chart. Otherwise, most of the songs in the top ten this week are repeat titles and/or already established hits trying to close out the panel.

Next week is anyone’s guess, as no prominent titles are currently scheduled to impact. Stay tuned for more information.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” (RCA)
2. ELLA MAI, “Trip” (10 Summers/Interscope)
3-T. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
3-T. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
3-T. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
6-T. GUCCI MANE, BRUNO MARS & KODAK BLACK, “Wake Up In The Sky” (Atlantic)
6-T. XXXTENTACTION x LIL PUMP featuring MALUMA & SWAE LEE, “Arms Around You” (EMPIRE-Warner Bros.)
8. KHALID, “Better” (Right Hand/RCA)
9-T. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
9-T. RITA ORA, “Let You Love Me” (Warner Bros.)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 27, 2018)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Brrrr! The numbers are very chilly, as radio prepares for the annual freeze for the holidays. Let’s add ’em up:

SO “CLOSE” TO CHRISTMAS: With the Thanksgiving holiday having just passed, it’s no surprise to see that most reporters on the pop panel didn’t post any (or as many) adds this Tuesday. As a result, it was mostly established singles out in front, with “Close To Me” by Ellie Goulding x Diplo featuring Swae Lee collecting 20 adds and the top position. Ariana Grande followed in the runner-up position with another 16 adds for “Thank U, Next”. You can find the rest of the significant titles (and ties) below.

Next week, the top ten should look more lively with continued add support for “1999”, the current collaboration from Charli XCX and Troye Sivan, as well as “Trip”, the potential second top 40 single for Ella Mai. Who else is due for a solid impact week? Find out soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
3. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
4-T. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
4-T. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
6-T. BENNY BLANCO & CALVIN HARRIS, “I Found You” (Columbia-Interscope)
6-T. CHARLI XCX featuring TROYE SIVAN, “1999” (Atlantic/EMG)
6-T. GUCCI MANE, BRUNO MARS & KODAK BLACK, “Wake Up In The Sky” (Atlantic)
6-T. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)
10. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 20, 2018)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Thanksgiving is on the brain, and so is one very thankful hit song. Time to add ’em up:

“U” CAN’T STOP HER: For the second consecutive week, Ariana Grande‘s “Thank U, Next” leads the pack at Top 40 radio, as it comes in with another 49 stations. After making a huge move from 39-20 on last Sunday’s published update, the big song should continue towards the top, as it remains active at the major sales and streaming services.

For impacting titles, “No Candle No Light” by ZAYN featuring Nicki Minaj leads the way with 30 stations, taking second place in the weekly report, with “Hurts Like Hell” by Madison Beer featuring Offset securing 28 stations and a third place finish.

Next week, watch out for Bad Bunny‘s “MIA”, featuring Drake, a top ten Rhythmic single which should hop onto the adds report at this format with ease. Have a great Thanksgiving!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
2. ZAYN featuring NICKI MINAJ, “No Candle No Light” (RCA)
3. MADISON BEER featuring OFFSET, “Hurts Like Hell” (First Access/in2une)
4. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
5. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
6. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
7. CHARLI XCX featuring TROYE SIVAN, “1999” (Atlantic/EMG)
8-T. ALESSIA CARA, “Trust My Lonely” (Def Jam)
8-T. RITA ORA, “Let You Love Me” (Warner Bros.)
10. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 13, 2018)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: we say our thanks for Ariana Grande‘s new single before we settle down for Thanksgiving, but we’re absolutely thankful for plenty of titles in the top ten. Time to add ’em up:

THE “NEXT” BEST THING: After a good start at the format last Tuesday and some bigger sales and streaming gains in the past few days, Grande’s “Thank U, Next” performs very well on this week’s Top 40 adds report, scoring 82 new stations. On Sunday, the song became Grande’s 19th top 40 hit at the format since her debut in 2013, which comes at the same time that “God Is A Woman” is leading the survey and “Breathin” is gaining nicely in the top ten. “Thank”, which is the title cut from her forthcoming set, has all sorts of chart action on Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify, breaking several streaming records in the process recently. As for the Top 40 format, you can probably expect “Thank” at the summit sometime early next year, unless it speeds up before the holidays.

An impacting release of note is by Benny Blanco and Calvin Harris with “I Found You”, which checks in with 26 stations and a second place finish. Blanco’s single “Eastside” (with Halsey and Khalid) recently entered the top ten at the format, while Harris’s single “Promises” (with Sam Smith) just made the top 20. Both songs appear to be winding down, so “Found” will probably enter the top 50 quite easily by the end of this or next week. No word on if an EP or album from Blanco will be surfacing anytime soon.

Elsewhere, look for new hits by Ava Max, Zara Larsson and others to continue their fast ascent at the format as the fall rolls on.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
2. BENNY BLANCO & CALVIN HARRIS, “I Found You” (Columbia-Interscope)
3. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
4. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
5. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
6-T. KHALID, “Better” (Right Hand/RCA)
6-T. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
8. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
9-T. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow” (Interscope)
9-T. LAUV featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “There’s No Way” (Kobalt/AWAL/in2une)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 6, 2018)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: we cast our votes for the top pop candidates, including a hot new single by Ariana Grande and several buzzing collaborations from last week’s list. Time to fill in your ballot and add ’em up:

WHO’S “NEXT”: For those of you hoping the last-minute addition of “Thank U, Next” from Grande to the schedule would be the end of Ellie Goulding‘s chances at the Most Added record at the format, I’m afraid it wasn’t meant to be this Tuesday. Goulding’s collaboration with Diplo featuring Swae Lee, titled “Close To Me”, led with 41 new stations during the session, as “Thank” begins in the runner-up position with 27 adds. (Don’t worry, it will likely have a greater sum next week.) “Close” should have enough adds to approach or break into the top 40 at the format by this weekend, while Grande is most likely to have a smaller climb into the top 50. Rounding out the top three, “Taki Taki” by DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B scores an additional 22 stations this week. It’s already leaping through the 30’s and will continue to gain nicely.

Further down, Jack & Jack‘s new single “No One Compares To You” starts modestly at 16 stations, good for eighth place. The two guys have a pair of minor top 40 entries to date, with neither reaching the top 20. We’ll see if this one can be their first.

Next week, look for Benny Blanco‘s collaboration with Calvin Harris, “I Found You”, to find some excellent results here.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE, “Close To Me” (Interscope)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next” (Republic)
3. DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B, “Taki Taki” (Geffen/Interscope)
4. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
5-T. CAMILA CABELLO, “Consequences” (Syco/Epic)
5-T. KHALID, “Better” (Right Hand/RCA)
7. POST MALONE & SWAE LEE, “Sunflower” (Interscope-Republic)
8. JACK & JACK, “No One Compares To You” (Island/Republic)
9. WHY DON’T WE, “8 Letters” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
10. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “High Hopes” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (November 5-6, 2018)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are three tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DJ SNAKE featuring SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B – “Taki Taki” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2018/2019?)
Past T40 History: “Taki” breaks into the top 40 on this week’s Top 40 and Rhythmic charts. Ozuna earns his first top 40 title here.

ELLIE GOULDING x DIPLO featuring SWAE LEE – “Close To Me” (Interscope)
Album: TBA (2018/2019?)
Past T40 History: Well into the top 50 at the format, this three-way collaboration is a weaker top 40 entry in the U.K. and Ireland.

JACK & JACK – “No One Compares To You” (Island/Republic)
Album: A Good Friend Is Nice (2019)
Past T40 History: After ranking with “Beg” and a feature on Jonas Blue‘s “Rise”, this should become the duo’s third top 40 song.

Next week: Benny Blanco and Calvin Harris look to find Top 40 treasure with their new song “I Found You”. (No, it’s not a hot The Wanted cover.) Who else will find a home in this impact date? Stay tuned.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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