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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #60-51

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

60. P!NK featuring CASH CASH, “Can We Pretend”
Album: Hurts 2B Human
Label: RCA
Peak: #11

59. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…”
Album: ~How I’m Feeling~
Label: AWAL/in2une
Peak: #9

Album: (single only)
Label: Astralwerks/Capitol
Peak: #1 for four weeks (2018)
2018 YE: #36

57. LIZZO, “Good As Hell”
Album: Coconut Oil (EP)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

56. KELLY CLARKSON, “Broken & Beautiful”
Album: UglyDolls (Soundtrack)
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #10

55. DUA LIPA, “Swan Song”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner
Peak: #8

54. GREG HOLDEN, “Something Beautiful”
Album: World War Me
Label: Falling Art/BMG
Peak: #10

53. DEAN LEWIS, “Waves”
Album: A Place We Knew
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #9

52. MAREN MORRIS, “The Bones”
Album: Girl
Label: Columbia Nashville
Peak: #10

51. SCOTT HELMAN, “Hang Ups”
Album: Hang Ups (EP)
Label: Warner
Peak: #7

That’s it for the first half of the list! Scroll up for more information from this year’s top 100 list tomorrow. Thanks for visiting PGTC!

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty Five

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…

SHY MARTIN – “Make Us Never Happen” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

Singer and songwriter Martin has one of the best new pop releases of the last week, which marks her first track on the weekly recap since June’s “Same Old”. The single, which reflects on the past trajectory of a relationship, has a strong and relatable lyric for many.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALLIE X – “Regulars”
GREG HOLDEN – “Honest”
RYAN PULFORD – “Holding You Close”

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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 29, 2019

Billie, do be a hero.

A performer you should see in a crown will be crowned by the charts next week, but there are plenty of other options for fans this week, including several big country sets and notable rock titles. Check out these releases hitting the market on Friday:

BILLIE EILISH – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (iTunes)
Features: “Bury A Friend” and “You Should See Me In A Crown”, which entered the top ten at Alternative radio, with “When The Party’s Over” currently in the top 30 at Top 40 radio

GEORGE STRAIT – Honky Tonk Time Machine (iTunes)
Features: “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar'”, currently in the top 20 at Country radio

JAKE OWEN – Greetings From… Jake (iTunes)
Features: “Down To The Honkytonk'”, currently in the top five at Country radio, and “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”, spending a week at #1 last July

Notable albums out this week: Ben Platt‘s Sing To Me Instead (iTunes), Dylan Joel‘s You Were Made To Blossom (iTunes), Eli Young Band‘s This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits (iTunes), Greg Holden‘s World War Me (iTunes), Jamie Lawson‘s The Years In Between (iTunes), LION BABE‘s Cosmic Wind (iTunes), LOCASH‘s Brothers (iTunes), Logic‘s Supermarket (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Melii‘s phAses (iTunes), O.A.R.‘s The Mighty (iTunes), The Maine‘s You Are OK (iTunes), The Strumbellas‘s Rattlesnake (iTunes), Yelawolf‘s Trunk Muzik 3 (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Jake Miller‘s Based On A True Story (iTunes), Saweetie‘s ICY (iTunes), Simple Creatures‘s Strange Love (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All I Wanna Do”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“All Day And Night”, Jax Jones with Martin Solveig & Madison Beer (iTunes)
“All You Need To Know”, Gryffin & Slander featuring Calle Lehmann (iTunes)
“Amelie”, The Faim (iTunes)
“Another Lover”, Leland (iTunes)
“Bad Habits”, anders (iTunes)
“Better Man”, Westlife (iTunes)
“Big Picture”, James TW (iTunes)
“Bloody Nose”, Lil Xan (iTunes)
“Born Without A Heart”, Faouzia (iTunes)
“Broken And Beautiful”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Bubble Up” / “Hold You Tight”, Diplo (iTunes)
“Buzzkill” and “White Lies, Like Flies”, Cubbi (iTunes)
“Change Your Mind”, Dillon Francis featuring Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Coffee”, Joel Adams (iTunes)
“Con Altura”, ROSALÍA & J Balvin featuring El Guincho (iTunes)
“Crying” / “What Do U Like (Ojivolta Remix)”, Jesse Saint John (iTunes)
“Dangerous Game”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Deepest Of Wells”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Deja Vu”, Brit Daniels (iTunes)
“Don’t Worry Bout Me”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Downhill Lullaby”, Sky Ferreira (iTunes)
“End Like This”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Feel You Now”, The Driver Era (iTunes)
“Final Destination”, Simon Samaeng (iTunes)
“Friends”, Flume featuring Reo Cragun (iTunes)
“God’s Country”, Blake Shelton (iTunes)
“Got It In You”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Hailey”, James Smith (iTunes)
“Hate My Guts”, Blackbear (iTunes)
“Her”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Here We Go Again”, Sigma featuring Louisa (iTunes)
“Hustle”, P!nk (iTunes)
“I Could Get Used To This”, Becky Hill & Weiss (iTunes)
“I Do”, CAPPA (iTunes)
“I Love It”, Rob Thomas (iTunes)
“Just Friends”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Kills You Slowly”, The Chainsmokers (iTunes)
“Lights On”, Izzy Bizu (iTunes)
“Look Back At It”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie featuring Park Woo Jin (iTunes)
“Lost In The Middle Of Nowhere (Remix)”, Kane Brown featuring Becky G (iTunes)
“Mr. Lonely”, Midland (iTunes)
“Moneydontfixlonely”, Sophia Messa (iTunes)
“Movies At Night”, James Droll (iTunes)
“Never Say Never”, Draper featuring Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Night Running”, Cage The Elephant featuring Beck (iTunes)
“Nights Like This”, EBEN (iTunes)
“No Friends”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Nothing Really Matters”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“One Day”, Sam Feldt & Yves X featuring ROZES (iTunes)
“Only When It Rains”, Frank Walker x Astrid S (iTunes)
“Poison The Well”, Modest Mouse (iTunes)
“Pretty Shining People (HONNE Remix)”, George Ezra (iTunes)
“Pushing All My Friends Away”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Red Lights”, JXN featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Scatterbrain”, Kulick (iTunes)
“Self” and “Talk (Disclosure VIP Remix), Khalid (iTunes)
“Seventy Lies”, I Know Leopard (iTunes)
“Sex In The Morning”, Lena featuring Ramz (iTunes)
“Sometimes”, DallasK & Nicky Romero featuring XYLØ (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)
“Think Of Me”, The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Thinkin’ ‘Bout You”, Ciara (iTunes)
“Thorns”, Faustix (iTunes)
“Unstatus Quo”, Duckwrth (iTunes)
“Walk Away”, Alle Farben featuring James Blunt (iTunes)
“Ways To Go”, Rence (iTunes)
“What Sucks About Love”, Chris Burton featuring Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Win You Over”, Whethan & Bearson featuring Soak (iTunes)
“You”, Shaggy featuring Alexander Stewart (iTunes)
“Young (Acoustic)”, Oli Fox (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Khalid, Sara Bareilles and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (April 14)


A “Big” debut on the horizon.

From swinging onto Vine and through the branches of the Billboard 200, there’s a rising social star whose fans are wild about a debut album from him. Let’s jump into the jungle with the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of April 14:

  • He’s all of 16 years old and he already has a top five EP and two charting singles on the Hot 100. Of course, he also has a few million fans to his credit across his social media platforms. Popular Vine singer and now major label recording artist Shawn Mendes is out with a full-length album called Handwritten, featuring “Life Of The Party” and “Something Big”. Though neither has become a radio hit despite two releases of each to the CHR airwaves, the pre-order count built up in the last few months will certainly land him in the top two when all is said and done. (iTunes)
  • Looking for their first top ten (and perhaps even top five) on the Billboard 200 is the hard rock quartet Halestorm and their third studio album, Into The Wild Life. The set features a recent #1 single on the Active Rock chart, “Apocalyptic”, and a few other album cuts that are selling, like “Amen” and “Sick Individual”. A nice sales week is in order for them, but given the recent change to the album chart formula, we’ll have to wait and see just how well it does. (iTunes)
  • With the first studio album released by the Nash Icons imprint of Big Machine Records, country star Reba McIntire is out with Love Somebody, featuring the minor chart single “Going Out Like That”. (She’s credited by her first name now.) Though it won’t do nearly as well as her past sets, the new material’s gone over well with her fans. (iTunes)
  • Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator is already topping the iTunes albums list with Cherry Bomb, which was announced a few days before its release this week. Several album cuts from it are charting well on the overall songs list. A physical CD is due later this month. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Avid Dancer‘s 1st Bath (iTunes), Dance Gavin Dance‘s Instant Gratification (iTunes), Dwight Yoakam‘s Second Hand Heart (iTunes), Greg Holden‘s Chase The Sun (iTunes), Jack Garratt‘s Synesthesiac (EP) (iTunes), needtobreathe‘s Live From The Woods (iTunes), Sabrina Carpenter‘s Eyes Wide Open (iTunes), The Mowgli’s Kids In Love (iTunes) and Tori Amos‘s deluxe re-issues of Little Earthquakes (iTunes) and Under The Pink (iTunes).

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

  • “Addicted To A Memory”, new from Zedd and Bahari. (iTunes)
  • “Still Want You”, a new instant grat track from Brandon Flowers. (iTunes)

Next week, rockers Alabama Shakes could be the top debut on the chart with Sound & Color. How will they do against other potential entries from Passion Pit and Yelawolf? A full preview is coming in seven!

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