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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 7, 2020

A little birdie told us that this New Music Friday will be flying high with the latest albums and EPs from Galantis, Green Day, Hayley Williams and Oh Wonder, as well as new singles from Anne-Marie, Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Khalid, Niall Horan and more. The premiere event starts in 3, 2, 1…

GREEN DAY – Father Of All… (iTunes)
Features: the title track, a former top five single on the Alternative radio chart, and the current top 20 song “Oh Yeah!”

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Birds Of Prey (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Features: new songs by Doja Cat, Lauren Jauregui, Sofi Tukker and more

Notable albums out this week: Galantis‘s Church (iTunes), La Roux‘s Supervision (iTunes), Nada Surf‘s Never Not Together (iTunes), Oh Wonder‘s No One Else Can Wear Your Crown (iTunes), Pop Smoke‘s Meet The Woo, Vol. 2 (iTunes), Richard Marx‘s Limitless (iTunes), Saygrace‘s The Defining Moments Of Saygrace: Girlhood, F–kboys & Situationships (iTunes), Stone Temple Pilots‘s Perdida (iTunes), The Cadillac Three‘s Country Fuzz (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Audrey Mika‘s 5AM (iTunes), Conor Matthews‘s Balloons (iTunes), Hayley Williams‘s Petals For Armor I (iTunes), JP Saxe‘s Hold It Together (iTunes), Khruangbin & Leon Bridges‘s Texas Sun (iTunes), LOOΠΔ‘s [#] (iTunes), Olivia O’Brien‘s The Results Of My Poor Judgement (iTunes), Peter Thomas‘s Attachment (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“33 Days”, Keenan featuring Gnash & Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“All In My Head”, Whethan featuring Grandson (iTunes)
“All Of My Love”, RAYE featuring Young Adz (iTunes)
“Always, I’ll Care”, Jeremy Zucker (iTunes)
“Anyone (Live From The Grammys)”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“As Easy As Rolling Off A Log”, James Taylor (iTunes)
“As I’ll Ever Be”, Chaz Cardigan (iTunes)
“Attack Of Panic”, Aly & AJ (iTunes)
“Beautiful & Brutal (Acoustic)”, Plested (iTunes)
“Believe”, Meek Mill featuring Justin Timberlake (iTunes)
“Best Of You”, Andy Grammer & Elle King (iTunes)
“Birthday”, Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Broke In A Minute”, Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Bubbly”, DeJ Loaf (iTunes)
“Calling On Me”, Sean Paul x Tove Lo (iTunes)
“Can’t Always Win”, Bruns (iTunes)
“Car Window”, Thomas Headon (iTunes)
“Caroline”, Boy In Space (iTunes)
“Cigarette”, Julian Lamadrid (iTunes)
“Come Over”, Dagny (iTunes)
“Confidant”, BabyJake (iTunes)
“Deleter (DJDS Remix)”, Grouplove (iTunes)
“Dreka”, Kevin Gates (iTunes)
“Everyone Knows”, Jutes (iTunes)
“Everything Sounds Like A Love Song”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“Go There”, Kyd The Band (iTunes)
“Goliath”, Smith & Thell (iTunes)
“Gone”, Blake Rose (iTunes)
“Hard To Forget”, Sam Hunt (iTunes)
“Helpless”, Cameron Dallas (iTunes)
“Hurts Like Hell”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“IDK”, Lil Tecca (iTunes)
“In A Stranger’s Arms”, LÉON (iTunes)
“In My Arms”, Purple Disco Machine (iTunes)
“In The LBC”, 4th & Orange (iTunes)
“Inmate 8576”, Adam Jensen (iTunes)
“Intentions”, Justin Bieber featuring Quavo (iTunes)
“Jewel”, Adam Melchor (iTunes)
“Know Your Worth”, Khalid x Disclosure (iTunes)
“Leave Me Alone”, Hux (iTunes)
“Let’s Be Friends”, Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Mara”, “Return Them To The One” and “Time”, Jack Garratt (iTunes)
“Marching On”, Dami Im (iTunes)
“Medusa”, Jhay Cortez, Anuel AA & J Balvin (iTunes)
“Miss Me”, Christian Lalama (iTunes)
“Moment”, Victoria Monét (iTunes)
“No Judgement”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“No Shame”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
“Obama”, Blueface featuring DaBaby (iTunes)
“Pale Horses”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Pedestal”, Phantogram (iTunes)
“People, I’ve Been Said”, Christine And The Queens (iTunes)
“Photograph”, Cody Fry (iTunes)
“React”, Pussycat Dolls (iTunes)
“Revenge”, Joyner Lucas (iTunes)
“Ricki Lake”, Netta (iTunes)
“Roses”, Adam Lambert featuring Nile Rodgers (iTunes)
“Rosier”, Brakence (iTunes)
“Run”, Joji (iTunes)
“Seeing Other People”, MacKenzie Porter (iTunes)
“Shoulder To Cry On”, Ryland James (iTunes)
“Sickness”, Grey Daze (iTunes)
“Slow Right Down”, Jeffrey James (iTunes)
“Snow”, Dylan Joel (iTunes)
“The 1”, María Isabel (iTunes)
“There For You”, Nicklas Sahl (iTunes)
“Trouble”, Welshly Arms (iTunes)
“West Coast Tears”, Party Pupils & Gary Go (iTunes)
“Without Falling In Love”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Womxn”, Låpsley (iTunes)
“Yikes”, Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Your Jacket”, Carly Paige (iTunes)
“Yummy (Remix)”, Justin Bieber featuring Summer Walker (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums and EPs from Beach Bunny, Carly Pearce, Monsta X and Tennis are among the major titles on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 24, 2019)

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. Time to ring in the new survey, so let’s head up the list and check out what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THE SHAPE OF “RINGS”: Ariana Grande‘s international hit “7 Rings” is safely #1 again at the Top 40 format for a third week, with the nearest competitor still about 3,900 spins away. It remains at #6 on the Rhythmic chart and rises to #15 at Hot AC radio. It should remain at the summit for a fourth week, given its sizable boost of just over 500 spins, as her follow-up single “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” holds outside the top ten at #12. It’s up nearly 1,100 spins versus last week.

After debuting at #45 on last week’s list, Lauv and Troye Sivan‘s “I’m So Tired…” climbs to #37 on this week’s survey, which gives the former his third top 40 single at the format and the latter his fifth. The tune is the highest of three debuts in the top 40, followed by Jeremy Zucker‘s “comethru” (up 42-39) and Jake Miller‘s “Wait For You” (41-40). Zucker’s hit is his first to reach the region, though Miller’s entry is his second and first in 4-1/2 years. That song, “First Flight Home”, got as high as #29 in October 2014.

The top 50 is full of new collaborations landing on the countdown, with “Bones” from Galantis featuring OneRepublic starting at #47 to lead things off. Bryce Vine‘s latest tune, the YG-assisted “La La Land”, follows at #48, which scored 39 stations on Tuesday to become the Most Added title at the format. Finally, the recent Rhythmic and Urban radio chart-topper “Going Bad” enters at #49 for Meek Mill featuring Drake, the latest single from Mill’s 2018 album Championships. Despite a lengthy history at both formats over the last few years, this is his first song to chart at the pop format.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 5, 2019)

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: Brothers, can you spare a hit? The return of the Jonas Brothers has the pop world shook, as plenty of other new records reach the lower rungs of the top ten. Let’s add ’em up:

BROTHERS IN CHARMS: Welcome back, Jonas Brothers! The group’s first single since 2013, “Sucker”, received a massive 153 adds on impact, easily securing the top spot on this week’s adds report at the format. This is trio’s biggest one-week total to date. It should be a quick ride up the chart for the guys, whose release stormed into the top 30 after just two days of airplay. Their highest-charting tune to date on the Top 40 chart, “Burnin’ Up”, spent two weeks at #12 in August 2008. Will their seventh top 40 entry be the one that finally enters the top ten? Stay tuned, suckers!

With his follow-up to “Girls”, which peaked at #38 a few months back, AJ Mitchell lands in fifth place this week with a total of 23 stations for “All My Friends”. Following just behind him with one fewer station, Galantis and OneRepublic are in sixth place, as “Bones” shows some strength with the panel. Look for both songs to reach the top 50 in the next week or two.

Next week, look for the Benny Blanco collaboration “I Can’t Get Enough”, which features Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin, to rule the report. (It just missed the top ten this week.) Also on the schedule: cool new songs from Andy Grammer, James Bay featuring Julia Michaels and Lauv with Troye Sivan.

1. JONAS BROTHERS, “Sucker” (Republic)
2. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Who Do You Love” (Disruptor/Columbia)
3. BEBE REXHA, “Last Hurrah” (Warner Bros.)
4. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
5. AJ MITCHELL, “All My Friends” (Epic)
6. GALANTIS featuring ONEREPUBLIC, “Bones” (Big Beat/EMG)
7. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
8-T. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
8-T. ZEDD & KATY PERRY, “365” (Interscope-Capitol)
10-T. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
10-T. P!NK, “Walk Me Home” (RCA)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 4-5, 2019)

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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJ MITCHELL – “All My Friends” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Mitchell’s one prior top 40 single, “Girls”, got as high as #38 in December. We’ll see if this new one goes higher.

GALANTIS featuring ONEREPUBLIC – “Bones” (Big Beat/EMG)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Though OneRepublic has plenty of hits to their credit, the Swedish duo has just two minor top 50 songs to date.

JONAS BROTHERS – “Sucker” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The sibling trio recently earned their first top 40 entry since the summer of 2013. How high will this release go?

NOTD, FELIX JAEHN & CAPTAIN CUTS featuring GEORGIA KU – “So Close” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: The four-way collaboration already went to #1 on the Dance list, as it ranks in several other territories overseas.

P!NK – “Walk Me Home” (RCA)
Album: Hurts 2B Human (2019)
Past T40 History: With nine #1 songs and nearly 20 top ten hits since her first in 2000, this superstar’s newest cut should do well.

Next week: emerging titles from Benny Blanco, James Bay and Lauv are among the songs on the schedule for next Tuesday. It could be a fierce battle between all three collaborations, but who will end up on top? Stay tuned.

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 4, 2019

He’s powering into 2019.

Welcome to 2019 and another year of exciting new releases! These are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

DERMOT KENNEDY – Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
Features: “Power Over Me”, currently in the top 20 at Triple A radio (prior single “Glory” also reached the top 20 at the format)

Notable albums out this week: Old Sea Brigade‘s Ode To A Friend (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Lost Kings‘s Paper Crowns (iTunes)

Notable remix packages out this week:
“Don’t Know You (Remixes)”, Justin Caruso featuring Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Emoji (Remixes)”, Galantis (iTunes)
“Rumors (Remixes)”, R3HAB & Sofia Carson (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Tight Ship”, David Gray (iTunes)
“A Thousand Years (Lullaby)”, Christina Perri (iTunes)
“Better Than Today”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Being Alive”, Hardwell featuring JGUAR (iTunes)
“Brand New Day (2019)”, Sting (iTunes)
“Breathe Easy”, Sval (iTunes)
“Brown Cow Stunning”, Monique Heart (iTunes)
“Clean Eyes (Acoustic)”, SYML (iTunes)
“Don’t Speak”, PANG! (iTunes)
“Favourite Thing”, Fleur East (iTunes)
“Get Enough”, Paul McCartney (iTunes)
“Halfway There”, ROZES (iTunes)
“Heaven”, Dzeko vs. Riggi & Piros featuring Veronica (iTunes)
“Home Alone”, Dan Talevski (iTunes)
“Human Error”, Oh Land (iTunes)
“I Do (String Version)”, Douwe Bob (iTunes)
“I Found You / Nilda’s Story”, Benny Blanco & Calvin Harris with Miguel (iTunes)
“I Want To Know What Love Is”, Foreigner with the Shriners Hospitals Kids Choir (iTunes)
“I Want You (Live)”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“I’m Never Gonna Let You Down Again”, Balthazar (iTunes)
“It’s All Yours”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Juice”, Lizzo (iTunes)
“Kiss That Girl Goodbye”, Aaron Watson (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Jada (iTunes)
“Move On”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“My Mistake (Piano Version)”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“My People”, James Hersey x Jeremy Loops (iTunes)
“Night Train”, Graeme James (iTunes)
“No Place”, Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (Acoustic)”, Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Purpose (Stripped)”, Etham (iTunes)
“Rad Drugz”, Missio (iTunes)
“Raised On Country”, Chris Young (iTunes)
“Sound Of An Orchestra”, MIKA (iTunes)
“Spoonful”, Grizfolk (iTunes)
“Steady”, Mark Diamond (iTunes)
“Undecided”, Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Unshaken”, D’Angelo (iTunes)
“Unstoppable”, The Him (iTunes)
“Whole (Demo)”, Sody (iTunes)
“Would You Understand”, 3LAU featuring Carly Paige (iTunes)
“Young Like This”, Hugo Helmig (iTunes)

Next Friday, look out for new releases from Gnash, Jack & Jack and others. 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 15, 2017

Fightin’ for the top.

Are you ready for another exciting week of new music? Rock bands lead the charge, but there’s plenty of pop and R&B in the mix as well. Here are the notable albums and singles out now:

FOO FIGHTERS – Concrete And Gold (iTunes)
Featuring “Run” and “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”, the former reaching #1 on the Active Rock survey, the new album from these rock giants should be in the running for #1 on next week’s Billboard 200. The group last debuted atop the album chart in 2011.

More albums out this week: Galantis‘s The Aviary (iTunes), Michael McDonald‘s Wide Open (iTunes), Musiq Soulchild‘s Feel The Real (iTunes), Prophets Of Rage‘s Prophets Of Rage (iTunes), Quinn XCII‘s The Story Of Us (iTunes), Ringo Starr‘s Give More Love (iTunes), Superfruit‘s Future Friends (iTunes), The Lone Bellow‘s Walk Into A Storm (iTunes), Wyclef Jean‘s Carnival III: The Fall And Rise Of A Refugee (iTunes), Yusuf/Cat Stevens‘s The Laughing Apple (iTunes), This Is Us (Music From The Series) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Cobi‘s Songs From The Ashes, Pt. 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Alone”, Jessie Ware (iTunes)
“Bones”, Kenzie Nimmo (iTunes)
“Build A Fire After Dark”, Union Moon (iTunes)
“Color”, Carly Pearce (iTunes)
“Deadwood”, Toni Braxton (iTunes)
“Dear World”, Echosmith (iTunes)
“Do It”, Rae Morris (iTunes)
“Does It Feel Like Falling”, Alex Aiono featuring Trinidad Cardona (iTunes)
“Fall Into Me”, Jamie Lawson (iTunes)
“Find You”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“Firefly”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Heartline”, Craig David (iTunes)
“Hole In The Weather”, David Gray (iTunes)
“Homemade Dynamite (Remix)”, Lorde featuring Khalid, Post Malone and SZA (iTunes)
“Hurt Somebody”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Hurts Good”, R5 (iTunes)
“I Believe In Us”, LÉON (iTunes)
“If I Dare”, Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
“Imperfection”, Evanescence (iTunes)
“In My Way”, MUNA (iTunes)
“It Was A Very Good Year” and “Luck Be A Lady”, Seal (iTunes)
“Kaleidoscope”, Donkeyboy (iTunes)
“Madeline”, New Politics (iTunes)
“Misbehaving”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“Mistakes”, Tove Styrke (iTunes)
“Momma’s Prayers”, JP Cooper featuring Stormzy (iTunes)
“Nostalgia”, NAO (iTunes)
“Nothing”, The Rasmus (iTunes)
“Opalite”, Martin Luke Brown (iTunes)
“Party Animal”, Charly Black & Luis Fonsi (iTunes)
“Radio”, Mohombi (iTunes)
“Rainbow”, Sia (iTunes)
“Raincheck”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Ride The Wave”, Cosmos & Creature (iTunes)
“rockstar”, Post Malone featuring 21 Savage (iTunes)
“Saint (Tigertown Remix)”, VÉRITÉ (iTunes)
“She Don’t Know Me (Wookie Remix)”, Mullally (iTunes)
“So Much More Than This”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Some Kind Of Love”, The Killers (iTunes)
“STFU & Hold Me (Acoustic)”, Liz Huett (iTunes)
“Temptation”, Leo Kalyan (iTunes)
“The Gate”, Björk (iTunes)
“The Last Of The Real Ones”, Fall Out Boy (iTunes)
“The Spectre”, Alan Walker (iTunes)
“Think About That”, Jessie J (iTunes)
“Too Much To Ask”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“We Got Something They Don’t”, Shania Twain (iTunes)
“You’re The Best Thing About Me (Kygo Remix)”, U2 (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Chris Janson, Fergie, Macklemore, The Killers and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (June 8)

Drones approach the throne.

Drones approach the throne.

It’s time to take another flight into the Monday musical mists for the latest new releases, from rock to country to dance. (NOTE: some of the items listed below may not be available until Monday night based on label response time.) Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of June 8/9:

  • The English trio Muse has never had an album reach the top spot on the Billboard 200, though their last two studio sets have debuted and peaked at #3 and #2, respectfully. Drones may be the one to capture that top spot next week, as “Dead Inside” lands another week atop the Alternative survey. However, this concept album is very much alive. (iTunes)
  • From Iceland, the group called Of Monsters and Men are back with their first album in just over three years, Beneath The Skin. It features the single “Crystals”, currently a top ten hit on the Alternative chart. Of course, their first era led the quintet to four charting singles at the format. We’ll see if this set can do the same. (iTunes)
  • Aided by an iHeartMedia deal, Nashville newcomers A Thousand Horses rose to #1 on the Country airwaves last week with “Smoke”. Their album Southernality, featuring that tune and second single “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial”, is out now. It’ll likely have a medium-sized debut. (iTunes)
  • Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw make up the duo Galantis, and their album Pharmacy is a good prescription for the dance music fan this week. Single “Runaway (U & I)” is currently at CHR radio and broke the top ten in many countries in Europe. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: FFS‘s FFS (iTunes), HoneyHoney‘s 3 (iTunes), Montgomery Gentry‘s Folks Like Us (iTunes), Ryan Adams‘s Ten Songs from Live at Carnegie Hall (iTunes), Tamia‘s Love Life (iTunes), The Rolling Stones‘s reissue of Sticky Fingers (iTunes), The Karma Killers‘s Strange Therapy (EP) (iTunes), Tove Stryke‘s Kiddo (iTunes), Troy Ave‘s Major Without A Deal (iTunes), Young Guns‘s Ones And Zeros (iTunes) and the Various Artists compilation, Finding Neverland: The Album (Songs From the Broadway Musical) (iTunes).

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

  • “Around The World”, new from Natalie La Rose and Fetty Wap. (iTunes)
  • “Family Is Family”, an instant grat track from Kacey Musgraves. (iTunes)
  • “Sweet Love Of Mine”, an instant grat track from Joy Williams. (iTunes)

Next week, Adam Lambert, James Taylor and Nate Ruess are among the acts with prominent new releases in what should be one of the summer’s busier weeks. Who takes the top? A full preview is coming on Monday night.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (April 2015)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new singles will be lighting up the national charts during the month. Which tracks will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a small selection of new songs being serviced in April on the AAA, Alternative, CHR and Hot AC formats in this month’s Radio Report:

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

Martin Garrix and Usher
MARTIN GARRIX featuring USHER – “Don’t Look Down” (April 7) (*)
Label: Spinnin’/RCA
It was last year that teenage Dutch DJ/producer Garrix took a fairly slow ride up to #12 on the pop survey with the instrumental titled “Animals”. How did he get some studio time with an R&B legend at his young age? No idea, but the unusual pair is working.

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth
WIZ KHALIFA featuring CHARLIE PUTH – “See You Again” (April 7) (*)
Label: Atlantic/RRP
The soundtrack to Furious 7 debuted a few weeks ago, and “Again” is currently seeing traction at multiple formats in advance of the film’s premiere this Friday. It’s Puth’s radio debut here and could become Khalifa’s fifth main-credited top 40 track on CHR.

NE-YO – “Coming With You” (April 14) (*)
Label: Motown/Capitol
Despite a last-ditch attempt to save “She Knows” at pop radio amidst its negative callout scores, that single is tumbling down and brings us to the follow-up from Non-Fiction. It’s far from the ideal era, but some initial moderate airplay should carry it upward.

Marlon Roudette
MARLON ROUDETTE – “When The Beat Drops Out” (April 21) (*)
Label: Columbia
The 32-year-old singer and songwriter from London saw his song “New Age” become a big single across Europe in 2011, but that never made it to the States. Now, coming off a U.K. top ten entry, Roudette is ready for his “Beat” to bring the heat this summer.

Years & Years
YEARS & YEARS – “King” (April 21) (*)
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope
Actor and singer Olly Alexander has been leading this trio for five years and their perseverance led them to a chart-topping song in the U.K. from just a few weeks ago. After a series of successful SXSW showcases, the royalty shall rule over the record charts.

GALANTIS – “Runaway (U & I)” (April 28) (*)
Label: Big Beat/Atlantic
Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw have been big as writers and in the dance world, but this marks their first song to go for adds here. “Runaway” was co-written by Cathy Dennis, who went to #1 on R&R’s CHR chart with 1991’s “Touch Me (All Night Long)”.

Olly Murs and Demi Lovato
OLLY MURS featuring DEMI LOVATO – “Up” (April 28) (*)
Label: Syco/Columbia
“Wrapped Up” may have wrapped up its run in the U.S. without any big numbers, but “Up” has been waiting in the wings since it broke the top five (#4) in the U.K. in December of last year. At least this is enough to tide the Lovatics over until her next effort.

ALTERNATIVE (*) and AAA (**)

HALSEY – “Ghost” (April 7) (*)
Label: Astralwerks/Capitol
19-year-old Ashley Frangipane has been honing her craft for some time now, but everything began to work out nicely during the past year as she signed her record deal and began getting regular play on SiriusXM’s Hits 1 channel. A spooky summer awaits us.

Kaiser Chiefs
KAISER CHIEFS – “Falling Awake” (April 7) (**)
Label: ATO
The sounds of Education, Education, Education & War failed to light up the album and radio charts in the States like they did in Europe, but the quintet’s latest single might turn things around. It certainly blends in well with its hooky late 80’s pop influence.

Joy Williams
JOY WILLIAMS – “Woman (Oh Mama)” (April 14) (**)
Label: Columbia
Her days in a duo are, sadly, finished for now, but we haven’t seen a solo set from Williams in some time. Well, that changes with Venus, due out this summer. The tribal pop sound of it may stand out next to her past work, but it’s a total jam and sounds fresh.

Wolf Alice
WOLF ALICE – “Moaning Lisa Smile” (April 7) (*)
Label: RCA
Here’s a buzzworthy band based in London who have several early supporters behind them at Alternative radio. However, it was the BBC station network that aided them across the pond. As far as a U.S. breakthrough, they’re hungry like the… oh, you know.

twenty | one | pilots
TWENTY ONE PILOTS – “Tear In My Heart” (April 14) (*)
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun are fairly local to Alternative radio after scoring with three top 40 singles from Vessel, including the #10’s “Holding On To You” and “House Of Gold”. Does this have the “Heart” to grow into their biggest song to date? Stay tuned!

KALEO – “All The Pretty Girls” (April 21) (**)
Label: Elektra/Atlantic
Iceland has given us a number of solid bands over the past few years, and this male quartet from the small southwestern town of Mosfellsbær may be the next to deliver a hit with their American debut. SiriusXM’s The Spectrum is leading the pack on “Girls”.

Walk Off The Earth
WALK OFF THE EARTH – “Rule The World” (April 28) (*)
Label: Columbia
Several years ago, this Canadian quintet built up a following on YouTube after posting a series of well-received cover videos. An album followed, R.E.V.O., and “Red Hands” spread across AAA and Hot AC radio. Their anthemic new single could do the same.

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