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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 15, 2021

The easiest choice this week.

This week’s lineup for New Music Friday releases is so icy and red hot at the same time, which includes the new albums from Coldplay, Gucci Mane and Young Thug, as well as new singles from Adele, Anitta and Miranda Lambert. It’s easy, you have some streaming  to do:

Notable albums out this week: Anson Seabra‘s Feeling For My Life (Stream), Aquilo‘s A Safe Place To Be (Stream), Avenue Beat‘s The Debut Farewell Album (Stream), Briston Maroney‘s Sunflower: Live At Third Man Records (Stream), Cheat Codes‘s Hellraisers, Pt. 2 (Stream), Chelsea Cutler‘s When I Close My Eyes (Stream), Coldplay‘s Music Of The Spheres (Stream), FINNEAS‘s Optimist (Stream), Gucci Mane‘s So Icy Boyz (Stream), Jon Batiste‘s We Are (Deluxe) (Stream), Joy Crookes‘s Skin (Stream), Kacy Hill‘s Simple, Sweet And Smiling (Stream), Kelly Clarkson‘s When Christmas Comes Around… (Stream), KIRBY‘s Sis, He Wasn’t The One (Stream), Norah Jones‘s I Dream Of Christmas (Stream), PinkPantheress‘s To Hell With It (Stream), Remi Wolf‘s Juno (Stream), Ryan Hurd‘s Pelago (Stream), The Driver Era‘s Girlfriend (Stream), Toby Keith‘s Peso In My Pocket (Stream), Young Thug‘s Punk (Stream), Zac Brown Band‘s The Comeback (Stream), Pokémon 25: The Album (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: FRANKIE‘s Cocoon (Stream), GRACEY‘s Fragile (Stream), Jeffrey James‘s Songs I Found In The Year I Lost (Stream), JESSIA‘s How Are You? (Stream), Karen Harding‘s Sweet Vibrations (Stream), Louis The Child‘s Euphoria (Stream), Lovejoy‘s Pebble Brain (Stream), Munn & Delanie Leclerc‘s Only Human (Stream), Stephen Sanchez‘s What Was, Not Now (Stream), Teddy Swims‘s A Very Teddy Christmas (Stream), Tone Stith‘s Still FWM (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“(Wish I Didn’t Have To) Lie”, Catie Turner featuring JORDY (Stream)
“19”, Chloe Lilac (Stream)
“Again Again”, Sea Girls (Stream)
“All Your Friends”, Haley Joelle (Stream)
“Alone”, Fickle Friends (Stream)
“Always Never”, David J (Stream)
“Awaken (Feel Alive)”, Big Wild & Surfaces (Stream)
“Bad Like Riri”, Jesswar & Erica Banks (Stream)
“Bad Little Thing”, Noa Kirel (Stream)
“Ben Franklin”, Snail Mail (Stream)
“Big Shot”, The Lumineers (Stream)
“Call On Me”, Sam Feldt featuring Georgia Ku (Stream)
“Call U Tomorrow”, Montell Fish (Stream)
“Children”, Billy Porter (Stream)
“Citi Trends”, YNW BSlime featuring NLE Choppa (Stream)
“Cold Heart (Acoustic)”, Elton John & Dua Lipa (Stream)
“Crutch”, Band Of Horses (Stream)
“Dance Magic”, Foxes (Stream)
“Do It Over”, WizTheMC (Stream)
“Don’t Bring Me Down”, Two Feet (Stream)
“Easy On Me”, Adele (Stream)
“Escort”, Chase Atlantic (Stream)
“Ex For A Reason”, Summer Walker & City Girls (Stream)
“Faithfully”, Brian McKnight (Stream)
“Faking Love”, Anitta featuring Saweetie (Stream)
“Fancy”, Lennon Stella (Stream)
“From The Start”, Matt Schuster (Stream)
“Ghost Town”, Benson Boone (Stream)
“Giving In To The Love”, AURORA (Stream)
“Greatest Hits”, Gavin James (Stream)
“Hold On”, Rod Stewart (Stream)
“Hopeless Romantic”, Sam Fischer (Stream)
“House Of Cards”, Sophia Alexa (Stream)
“I & I”, Jubël (Stream)
“I Don’t Know You Anymore”, Eric Nam (Stream)
“I Feel Good”, Pink Sweat$ (Stream)
“If I Was A Cowboy”, Miranda Lambert (Stream)
“In My Mind”, Alok, John Legend & Joel Corry (Stream)
“Intermission”, KA$HDAMI (Stream)
“It’s Always Been You”, Caleb Hearn (Stream)
“Joy”, Santana & Chris Stapleton (Stream)
“Killers On They Sh*t”, SpotemGottem (Stream)
“Late Bloomer”, Allison Ponthier (Stream)
“Lemons”, Spencer Sutherland (Stream)
“Life Feels Good”, Mikey Dam (Stream)
“Maybe”, Christian Leave (Stream)
“Mid Years”, George Alice (Stream)
“Never Surrender”, Matoma & Steve Garrigan (Stream)
“No R&B”, Muni Long featuring Ann Marie (Stream)
“Nothing To Lose”, Above Snakes (Stream)
“Own The Night”, AREA21 (Stream)
“Piano”, Alissic (Stream)
“Pissed Me Off”, Lil Durk (Stream)
“Pretty”, Scott Helman (Stream)
“Ready For The High”, The Wombats (Stream)
“Rumors 3”, Lil Migo (Stream)
“Sad F*ck”, Ryan Mack (Stream)
“Same Way Too”, We Three (Stream)
“Scattered”, Lauren Jauregui featuring Vic Mensa (Stream)
“Schoolyard Dance Off”, Studio Killers (Stream)
“Sing Along Drink Along”, Morgan Evans (Stream)
“Skin & Bones”, Kito featuring Winona Oak (Stream)
“So Happy It Hurts”, Bryan Adams (Stream)
“Sorry For Me”, Ricky Montgomery (Stream)
“Spies”, Tori Amos (Stream)
“Spinnin'”, Mazie (Stream)
“Starlight”, Westlife (Stream)
“Still Life”, Brasstracks & Tori Kelly (Stream)
“Sunday”, KYLE (Stream)
“Sweet & Sour”, Nic D (Stream)
“Temper”, Vera Blue (Stream)
“The Real Thing”, Dixie (Stream)
“The War Inside”, Tom Morello featuring Chris Stapleton (Stream)
“The Weekend”, 88rising & BIBI (Stream)
“Track Shoes”, Rence (Stream)
“U Gurl”, Walker Hayes (Stream)
“Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?”, James Morrison (Stream)
“Why It Hurts”, Jon McLaughlin (Stream)
“Wouldn’t Change A Thing”, ILLENIUM featuring Thirty Seconds To Mars (Stream)
“You Know My Body”, DreamDoll featuring Capella Grey (Stream)

Next week, the new albums from Duran DuranElton John and Wale are among the larger releases on the schedule. 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 June 18, 2021

Love H.E.R. madly.

Your mindful and musical adventure for New Music Friday starts here, including the new albums and EPs from Griff, Gucci Mane and H.E.R., as well as new singles from the Jonas Brothers, Tate McRae and Wale. Get working on those streams:

Notable albums out this week: Benjamin Francis Leftwich‘s To Carry A Whale (Stream), Dro Kenji‘s F*ck Your Feelings (Stream), GoldLink‘s Haram! (Stream), Gucci Mane‘s Ice Daddy (Stream), H.E.R.‘s Back Of My Mind (Stream), Jake Miller‘s Silver Lining II (Stream), Push Baby‘s Wow, Big Legend (Stream), Rah Swish‘s Mayor Of The Streets (Stream), Rico Cartel‘s Legendary Nightz (Stream), Rory Feek‘s Gentle Man (Stream), Styx‘s Crash Of The Crown (Stream), Tommee Profitt‘s Cinematic Songs, Vol. 7 (Stream), F9: The Fast Saga (Soundtrack) (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Ambar Lucid‘s Get Lost In The Music (Stream), Benedict Cork‘s Secrets I’ll Never Tell (Stream), Dee Gatti‘s Just Called To Say (Stream), Griff‘s One Foot In Front Of The Other (Stream), Half Moon Run‘s Inwards & Onwards (Stream), Hey Violet‘s Problems (Stream), Marzz‘s Love Letterz (Stream), Max Jury‘s The Shade And The Grass (Stream), Rebecca Black‘s Rebecca Black Was Here (Stream), SmithField‘s New Town (Stream), Young Devyn‘s Baby Goat (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 You”, Mariah The Scientist (Stream)
“19”, New Dialogue featuring Little Hurt (Stream)
“A Spoonful Of Cinnamon”, Travie McCoy (Stream)
“Angles”, Wale featuring Chris Brown (Stream)
“Another Level”, Timmy Trumpet (Stream)
“Anything, Anything”, Grey Daze (Stream)
“Ball If I Want To”, DaBaby (Stream)
“Bed Friend”, Jacquees featuring Queen Naija (Stream)
“Been Through That”, Majid Jordan (Stream)
“Beer With My Friends”, Shy Carter featuring Cole Swindell & David Lee Murphy (Stream)
“Before We End This”, Quinn Lewis (Stream)
“Best I Can Be”, Jack Moe (Stream)
“Birth By Sleep”, Boyband (Stream)
“Birthday”, Yxng Bane featuring Stefflon Don (Stream)
“Bleeding”, Daniel Schulz (Stream)
“Blink Twice”, San Joseph (Stream)
“Body On My Mind”, Alok (Stream)
“Bottom Line”, Dennis Lloyd (Stream)
“Build It Better”, Natalie Imbruglia (Stream)
“Candy”, Ruben (Stream)
“Chaise Longue”, Wet Leg (Stream)
“Colorado”, Milky Chance (Stream)
“Crystallise”, Jax Jones featuring Jem Cooke (Stream)
“Dear Miranda”, The Band McMillan (Stream)
“Desperate Times”, Brooke Williams (Stream)
“Don’t Do It”, OMB Bloodbath (Stream)
“Don’t Fall”, 44Phantom (Stream)
“Don’t Stop”, Carlos Guevara (Stream)
“Don’t Want My Heart”, Sarah Cothran (Stream)
“Doubts”, Casey Malanuk (Stream)
“Downtown”, R3HAB x Kelvin Jones (Stream)
“Dustland”, The Killers featuring Bruce Springsteen (Stream)
“Empathy (MUNA Remix)”, Lauren Aquilina (Stream)
“Encinitas”, Goth Babe featuring Louis The Child (Stream)
“Enough Of You”, Gia Woods (Stream)
“Fall (Acoustic/Live)”, Francis Karel (Stream)
“Feel A Thing”, Meet Me @ The Altar (Stream)
“Feeling Good”, Chlöe (Stream)
“Feet Don’t Fail Me Now”, Joy Crookes (Stream)
“Goodbye”, The Veronicas (Stream)
“Got To Know It”, Bino Rideaux (Stream)
“Happiness Days”, Jay Sean (Stream)
“Hate Myself”, Bryce Fox (Stream)
“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)”, Jennifer Hudson (Stream)
“Higher Power (Acoustic)”, Coldplay (Stream)
“Holiday”, KSI (Stream)
“Huh?”, Serena Isioma (Stream)
“I Am Nothing”, Kat Von D (Stream)
“I Knew Not To (Fall For You)”, Halo Kitsch (Stream)
“Iko Iko (My Bestie) (Digital Farm Amimals Remix)”, Justin Wellington featuring Small Jam (Stream)
“I’m Not Okay But I Know I’m Going To Be”, Raleigh Ritchie (Stream)
“In Defiance”, Matthew K. Heafy (Stream)
“June”, Rozzi (Stream)
“Learning To Fly (Revolt Remix)”, Sheppard (Stream)
“Let Them Know”, Mabel (Stream)
“Love Addict”, Michael Cimino (Stream)
“Lumberjack”, Tyler, The Creator (Stream)
“Mad”, Hope Tala (Stream)
“Mama’s Boy”, Theresa Rex (Stream)
“Memories!” and “Trouble”, 347Aidan (Stream)
“Midnight Charm”, Jenevieve (Stream)
“Mirror (Paul Woolford Remix)”, Sigrid (Stream)
“Mona Lisa”, AREA21 (Stream)
“Mood Swings”, Tove Styrke (Stream)
“Nobody’s More Country”, Blanco Brown (Stream)
“Not Sad Anymore”, Clara Mae (Stream)
“Nothing To Me”, Young Dolph, Snupe Bandz & PaperRoute Woo (Stream)
“Our Song (Acoustic)”, Anne-Marie & Niall Horan (Stream)
“Pet Names”, Kaptan (Stream)
“Plastic”, Bloody White (Stream)
“Playbox”, Purple Disco Machine (Stream)
“Poof Be Gone”, KyleYouMadeThat featuring Yung Baby Tate, Yvette & Cheerlebridee (Stream)
“Rather Be”, D-Nice & Kiana Ledé (Stream)
“Rather Be Myself”, Russ (Stream)
“Receipts”, Trina (Stream)
“Remember”, Becky Hill & David Guetta (Stream)
“Remember This”, Jonas Brothers (Stream)
“Restless Souls”, Angels & Airwaves (Stream)
“Rollin’ Stone”, Little Simz (Stream)
“See You Soon”, Tom Speight (Stream)
“Skat”, Tory Lanez featuring DaBaby (Stream)
“Smile”, Shea Diamond (Stream)
“Sodium”, IDLES (Stream)
“Straight From The Heart”, Rudimental featuring Nørskov (Stream)
“Sun Kissed Child”, Kamasi Washington (Stream)
“Sunshine”, NEEDTOBREATHE (Stream)
“Take You Back”, Sydney Mack (Stream)
“Thank You”, Diana Ross (Stream)
“The Angel Of 8th Ave.”, Gang Of Youths (Stream)
“The Devil”, Banks (Stream)
“The Last Red-Eye”, New Found Glory (Stream)
“The Rose Song”, Olivia Rodrigo (Stream)
“The Sun Hasn’t Left”, Modest Mouse (Stream)
“The Worst Country Song Of All Time”, Brantley Gilbert featuring Toby Keith & HARDY (Stream)
“Therapy”, Catie Turner (Stream)
“Things Dads Do”, Thomas Rhett (Stream)
“Time Stand Still”, Foy Vance (Stream)
“TMI”, Isac Elliot (Stream)
“U Not There”, Kina featuring Mark Johns (Stream)
“Vortex”, Jinjer (Stream)
“Walked Through Hell (Acoustic)”, Anson Seabra (Stream)
“War In Your Arms (Acoustic)”, Ben Abraham (Stream)
“What Matters”, Laura Mvula (Stream)
“What’s Life”, Cordae & Common (Stream)
“When Will Gods Work Be Done”, Unto Others (Stream)
“Why Don’t You Touch Me”, Leon Bridges (Stream)
“Willow (90’s Trend Remix)”, Taylor Swift (Stream)
“Wiser Now”, Iya Terra (Stream)
“Working”, Tate McRae x Khalid (Stream)
“You Never Do”, Janna Jamison (Stream)
“You’re Home Now”, Munn (Stream)

Next week, the new albums from Doja Cat, Modest Mouse and Tyler, The Creator are among the larger releases on the schedule. 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 October 16, 2020

A New Music Friday that won’t leave you lonely.

Justin time for another good fall weekend come all of this week’s New Music Friday releases, including the latest albums from Beabadoobee, Sasha Sloan and the late Tom Petty, as well as songs from Demi Lovato, G-Eazy and Justin Bieber. Don’t be lonely, get streaming:

Notable albums out this week: Annie‘s Dark Hearts (iTunes), Astrid S‘s Leave It Beautiful (iTunes), Beabadoobee‘s Fake It Flowers (iTunes), Black Thought‘s Streams Of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane And Abel (iTunes), Gucci Mane & The New 1017‘s So Icy Gang (Vol. 1) (iTunes), Guy Sebastian‘s T.R.U.T.H. (iTunes), Lucas & Steve‘s Letters To Remember (iTunes), Matt Berninger‘s Serpentine Prison (iTunes), Omar Apollo‘s Apolonio (iTunes), Sasha Sloan‘s Only Child (iTunes), The Reklaws‘s Sophomore Slump (iTunes), The Struts‘s Strange Days (iTunes), The Vamps‘s Cherry Blossom (iTunes), Tom Petty‘s Wildfowers & All The Rest (iTunes), Tommee Profitt‘s The Birth Of A King (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Betcha‘s Feels Like We’ve Been Here Before (iTunes), CXLOE‘s Heavy, Pt. 1 (iTunes), James Blake‘s Before (iTunes), Malia Civetz‘s The Flip (iTunes), María Isabel‘s Stuck In The Sky (iTunes), Matt Stell‘s Better Than That (iTunes), Parker McCollum‘s Hollywood Gold (iTunes), PartyNextDoor‘s Partypack (iTunes), Runaway June‘s When I Think About Christmas (iTunes), Sara Kays‘s Camera Shy (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Boy Named Pluto”, Hailey Knox (iTunes)
“Afterthoughts”, Renforshort (iTunes)
“All About You”, Leon Bridges & Lucky Daye (iTunes)
“All That”, Emotional Oranges & Channel Tres (iTunes)
“All We Got”, Robin Schulz featuring KIDDO (iTunes)
“Alright”, Qveen Herby (iTunes)
“Baby (Jonas Blue Remix)”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“Backyard Boy”, Claire Rosinkranz & Jeremy Zucker (iTunes)
“Be My Eyes”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Breakin’ U Off”, TM88 & Rich The Kid featuring Ty Dolla $ign, 2 Chainz & Southside (iTunes)
“By Yourself”, Ty Dolla $ign featuring Jhené Aiko & Mustard (iTunes)
“Can’t Let You Go”, Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Care For You”, The Marías (iTunes)
“Champagne Problems”, Hugo Helmig (iTunes)
“Chasing_(Demo)”, NF featuring Mikayla Sippel (iTunes)
“Christmas Without You”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Closely”, Beyries (iTunes)
“Commander In Chief”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Crazy”, Hope Tala (iTunes)
“Crazy”, Kelly Rowland (iTunes)
“Devil That I Know”, Jacob Banks (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Me Go”, Kelvin Jones (iTunes)
“Downhill”, Lund (iTunes)
“Eat My Brain”, ILIRA (iTunes)
“Every Time I Look At You”, Shenandoah & Lady A (iTunes)
“Everyone But Me”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Fake”, Lauv & Conan Gray (iTunes)
“False Art”, Ben Kessler & Lizzy McAlpine (iTunes)
“Feels Like Dying”, Ally Nicholas (iTunes)
“Getting To Getting”, Alt Bloom (iTunes)
“Graveyard Shift”, Stela Cole (iTunes)
“Guess I’m A Liar”, Sofia Carson (iTunes)
“Halloween”, Young Rising Sons (iTunes)
“Happiness”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“Hate The Way”, G-Eazy featuring Blackbear (iTunes)
“HBIC”, Gin Wigmore (iTunes)
“Healthy Baby Boy”, John-Robert (iTunes)
“Help”, Sarah Barrios featuring Rence (iTunes)
“HFBD”, Mae Muller (iTunes)
“Hold On To Your Heart”, Savannah Brennan (iTunes)
“I Blame You”, Paris Hilton & Lodato (iTunes)
“I See You”, Garrett Kato (iTunes)
“I Should Know”, Jake Etheridge (iTunes)
“I Should Probably Go To Bed (Acoustic)”, Dan + Shay (iTunes)
“If This Is Now”, Birdy (iTunes)
“Imma Show You”, Maja Kristina (iTunes)
“In Your Eyes”, Better Than Ezra (iTunes)
“Juicy”, Tony Ferrari (iTunes)
“Let Go”, Sharon Van Etten (iTunes)
“Let Me Love You Like A Woman”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Lie To Me”, Tate McRae featuring Ali Gatie (iTunes)
“Like That (Acoustic)”, Gracey & Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco (iTunes)
“Lost Cause//”, KennyHoopla featuring Jesse (iTunes)
“Lovesick”, RAY BLK (iTunes)
“Lucky Streak”, Meg Toohey featuring Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
“Made”, Sophia Messa featuring Pink Sweat$ (iTunes)
“Maggie” and “Tokyo”, Jeremiah Fraites (iTunes)
“Mental”, Hux (iTunes)
“Miracles”, Jarryd James (iTunes)
“Newspaper Pane”, Elvis Costello (iTunes)
“No Other Way”, SHAED (iTunes)
“No Tomorrow (Part 2)”, Brandy featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Nobody’s Love (Remix)”, Maroon 5 featuring Popcaan (iTunes)
“One More Time”, Not3s featuring AJ Tracey (iTunes)
“Only Time Makes It Human”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Orange Skies”, Rozzi (iTunes)
“Overwhelmed”, Harry Hudson (iTunes)
“¡Párate!”, Alaina Castillo (iTunes)
“Phobia”, Nothing But Thieves (iTunes)
“Pretending”, Orla Gartland (iTunes)
“Producer Man”, Lyn Lapid (iTunes)
“QueLoQue”, Major Lazer featuring Paloma Mami (iTunes)
“Residue”, Tayla Parx (iTunes)
“Running Around”, J Ember (iTunes)
“Sad Faces”, Sam DeRosa (iTunes)
“Scar”, Ashton Irwin (iTunes)
“Scare Me”, Ludo (iTunes)
“Seasons”, The White Tie Affair (iTunes)
“See What You’ve Done”, Mary J. Blige (iTunes)
“Set It Free (MUNA Remix)”, Now, Now (iTunes)
“Self Care”, Louis The Child & Coin (iTunes)
“Sharpener”, Cavetown (iTunes)
“Sleigh Ride”, Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
“Slow Motion”, Lindsey Lomis featuring JoJo (iTunes)
“So What! (Acoustic)”, Jxdn (iTunes)
“Somebody’s Beloved”, Milck featuring Bipolar Sunshine (iTunes)
“Someone New”, Tayo Sound (iTunes)
“Sometimes”, Heather Sommer (iTunes)
“Spa”, Icona Pop & Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“Stayaway (Now, Now Remix)”, MUNA (iTunes)
“Stopped Buying Diamonds”, YDE (iTunes)
“Summer Love”, Austin Mahone (iTunes)
“Sunshine”, Triple One (iTunes)
“Take Me Away”, Sinead Harnett featuring EARTHGANG (iTunes)
“The Broken Kind”, Lauren Duski (iTunes)
“The Sound”, Pluko & Moby Rich (iTunes)
“Trigger Of Love”, Jawny (iTunes)
“Way Too Soft”, Melii (iTunes)
“What Are We Waiting For?”, Ally Brooke x Afrojack (iTunes)
“West Coast”, DVBBS featuring Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“What Are We Standing For”, Bad Religion (iTunes)
“What You’re Leaving For“, Ben Brown (iTunes)
“Who Am I”, NEEDTOBREATHE featuring Elle King (iTunes)
“Who’s Gonna Stop Me”, Portugal. The Man featuring “Weird Al” Yankovic (iTunes)
“Whole Lotta Choppas (Remix)”, Sada Baby featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Why Do You Lie To Me (Twocolors Remix)”, Topic x A7S featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“You”, Boon (iTunes)
“Zombies”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums from Ashton Irwin, Luke Combs and Major Lazer are among the larger releases 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 (May 31, 2020)

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. Writing about music and radio charts at the moment is a bit strange, but for petition and donation resources in the fight against racial inequality in our country, please go to this website and do what you can. Here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

FOUR ALL THE YOUNG CATS: Doja Cat‘s “Say So” holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the fourth week. The big hit stays at #5 on this week’s chart at the Rhythmic format and moves from 14-12 on the Hot AC chart.

Four songs reach the top 40 on the chart this week, led by Doja Cat’s new single, the Gucci Mane-assisted “Like That”. It moves up from 45-35, becoming the pair’s third and fifth top 40 entries on the chart, respectively. One notch below, “Rockstar” from DaBaby and Roddy Ricch rocks up from 46-36: the single stars as their third and second top 40 entries to date, respectively. Katy Perry‘s “Daisies” blossoms from 43-39, marking the performer’s 29th top 40 hit at the format since 2008. Finally, rising from 42-40, “Don’t Rush” lands Young T & Bugsey and featured performer Headie One their first top 40 song on the pop airwaves.

Another collaboration, this one coming from the Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna and J. Rey Soul, leads off this week’s top 50 entries at #45. “Mamacita” is the follow-up to the group’s J Balvin-assisted “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”, which holds at #8. At #47, Gabby Barrett debuts with “I Hope”, her recent #1 track on the Country radio chart. Newcomers Surf Mesa and Emilee land at #48 this week with “ILY (I Love You Baby)”, a partial remake of a 1967 classic that was originally a smash for Frankie Valli, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”. The song that soared from Netflix’s To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, Ashe‘s “Moral Of The Story”, enters at #49 this week. Last but not least, Roddy Ricch appears again on the Mustard-assisted “High Fashion”, which struts its stuff at #50.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 20, 2019

Hey there, you cool cats, it’s the week before Christmas and you’re looking for some new music. These albums and singles hit stores this Friday:

Notable albums out this week: Gucci Mane‘s East Atlanta Santa 3 (iTunes), Laleh‘s Postcards (iTunes), NLE Choppa‘s Cottonwood (iTunes), Popcaan‘s Vanquish (iTunes), Sam Setton‘s My Dream Girl Is My Ex Now (iTunes), Cats (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: DaniLeigh‘s My Present (iTunes), Emmit Fenn‘s Until We Meet Again (iTunes), Trixie Mattel‘s Moving Parts (Acoustic Soundtrack) (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (Purple Disco Machine Remix)”, Elton John & Taron Egerton (iTunes)
“Alive”, Daughtry (iTunes)
“Before You Go (Piano Version)”, Lewis Capaldi (iTunes)
“Better Half Of Me (Ferreck Dawn Remix)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Blue”, Keshi (iTunes)
“Camouflage”, The Front Bottoms (iTunes)
“City Of Angels”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“FCUKIZYOUDOIN”, Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Hell Bound (Ad 01)”, Vince Staples (iTunes)
“High Heels (Acoustic)”, Melanie C (iTunes)
“Lovers + Strangers (Mark Maxwell Remix)”, Starley (iTunes)
“M.I.A. (Cahill Remix)”, Cher Lloyd (iTunes)
“Maybe”, SoMo (iTunes)
“Memories (Devault Remix)”, Maroon 5 (iTunes)
“Mirage (Don’t Stop) (Benji B. Dub)”, Jessie Ware (iTunes)
“Motives”, Kenzie (iTunes)
“Not Around (Acoustic)”, Zac Pajak (iTunes)
“Other People”, Lxandra (iTunes)
“Purpose”, Calboy featuring G Herbo (iTunes)
“Put Your Hands Up (Deepend Remix)”, Forest Blakk (iTunes)
“Saboteur”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Sell My Soul”, Sigma featuring Maverick Sabre (iTunes)
“Skip This Christmas”, Bruce Wiegner (iTunes)
“So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings (A.G. Cook Remix)”, Caroline Polachek (iTunes)
“Stargazing (Tariq Pijning Remix)”, Kygo & Justin Jesso (iTunes)
“The Truth (Sam Feldt Remix)”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“To The People I Hurt”, Lauren Sanderson (iTunes)
“Why Are You Here”, Machine Gun Kelly (iTunes)
“Why U Look Mad”, Lil Tecca (iTunes)

Expect some smaller updates during the next few weeks as we head closer to the holiday season. 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 June 21, 2019

Feeling like a good Friday for new music…

The feelings of summer and highly-anticipated music meet in the middle this week, as we welcome some excellent names and releases into the market. Here are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

LIL NAS X – 7 (EP) (iTunes)
Features: “Old Town Road”, the #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for the past eleven weeks that’s also led the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts, as well as the newly-released cut “Panini”

MARK RONSON – Late Night Feelings (iTunes)
Features: The Camila Cabello-assisted “Find U Again” and the Miley Cyrus-assisted “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, both of which charted at the Hot AC and Top 40 radio formats, the former of which is currently in the top 40 at both

THE RACONTEURS – Help Us Stranger (iTunes)
Features: “Help Me Stranger”, a current top 40 track on both the Alternative and Triple A radio charts, as well as “Now That You’re Gone” and “Sunday Driver”, two prior singles from the project

Notable albums out this week: Aaron Watson‘s Red Bandana (iTunes), Ben Rector‘s MAGIC: Live From The USA (iTunes), Collective Soul‘s Blood (iTunes), Gucci Mane‘s Delusions Of Grandeur (iTunes), Prince‘s Originals (iTunes), The Rolling Stones‘s Bridges To Bremen (Live) (iTunes), Trina‘s The One (iTunes), Two Door Cinema Club‘s False Alarm (iTunes), Unspoken‘s Reason (iTunes), Will Young‘s Lexicon (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s Ride Me Back Home (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Emily Burns‘s PDA (iTunes), ILOVEMAKONNEN‘s M3 (iTunes), Kevin McHale‘s Boy (iTunes), Lukr‘s Sunstead (iTunes), SG Lewis‘s Dawn (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“(Gonna Take) A Little Time”, Paul Loren (iTunes)
“20th Century Boy”, Brasko featuring Mr. Gabriel (iTunes)
“All My Love”, Sabrina Claudio & Wale (iTunes)
“All The Time”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“And I Am A Woman”, Angie McMahon (iTunes)
“Angeline”, Seramic (iTunes)
“Another One”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Bad Idea”, YBN Cordae featuring Chance The Rapper (iTunes)
“Better”, Corey Harper (iTunes)
“Come On Over”, Pretty Sister (iTunes)
“Crown”, Stormzy (iTunes)
“Crybaby”, Pia Mia featuring Theron Theron (iTunes)
“Dancing With Nobody”, Austin Mahone (iTunes)
“Dang”, Top Bunk (iTunes)
“Do You”, Elle Winter (iTunes)
“Door”, Caroline Polachek (iTunes)
“Easy”, Kyd The Band & Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“Eat Your Heart Out”, Walk The Moon (iTunes)
“Elvis”, Skela (iTunes)
“Expensive”, Rence featuring Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Feel Something”, Bea Miller (iTunes)
“Generational Divide”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“Greenlight”, Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“Hummingbird”, Mark Diamond (iTunes)
“I Don’t Know You Anymore (Demo)”, Sody (iTunes)
“I’m So Sorry”, Hearts & Colors (iTunes)
“ICLYA”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Identity Crisis”, Emily Weisband (iTunes)
“Imagination”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Is It Even You?”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Just Another Dreamer”, Myzica (iTunes)
“Leave It All Behind”, Sleeping With Sirens (iTunes)
“Left Me Yet”, Daya (iTunes)
“Little Things”, Jessica Mauboy (iTunes)
“Lonely Night”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Love It”, UNSECRET featuring Ivory Lane (iTunes)
“Loved You Once (Demo)”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Megatron”, Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Minute”, Parson James (iTunes)
“Miracle Pill”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“Mount Everest”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“Nostalgic”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“One Thing Right”, Marshmello & Kane Brown (iTunes)
“Pretty”, Ingrid Michaelson (iTunes)
“Run Game”, Lupe Fiasco (iTunes)
“Runaway”, Sebastian Yatra, Daddy Yankee, Jonas Brothers & Natti Natasha (iTunes)
“Say Less”, Alex Harris (iTunes)
“Señorita”, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Short Kings Anthem”, Blackbear & Tiny Meat Gang (iTunes)
“Stacy”, Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Start Again”, Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“Stitch”, Allan Rayman (iTunes)
“Strangers”, City And Colour (iTunes)
“Stripper Bowl”, Migos (iTunes)
“Swimming Pool”, Millie Turner (iTunes)
“That’s Life”, 88-Keys featuring Mac Miller and Sia (iTunes)
“The First One (Acoustic)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“The Lake”, Wylder (iTunes)
“This Is Magic”, A Great Big World (iTunes)
“Time Waits For No One”, Freddie Mercury (iTunes)
“Typical Story”, Hobo Johnson (iTunes)
“Underground”, Lindsey Stirling (iTunes)
“Waking Up”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“What Do I Do?”, Georgia Ku (iTunes)
“Would You Ever”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Ingrid Michaelson, The Black Keys 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 (January 8, 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: Post Malone wows the Top 40 panel with another reactive single, as the Backstreet Boys take their chances on a second release from their forthcoming album. Let’s add ’em up:

OUR LATEST POST: Though hot releases by Ava Max, Bad Bunny featuring Drake, Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus and Zara Larsson remained strong on the leaderboard for the first session of 2019, it was Post Malone and his new track “Wow.” leading this week’s Top 40 report. The song impacted with 78 stations at the format, while also collecting 55 adds on the Rhythmic panel, the Most Added song there, and 40 adds at Urban radio, taking a fifth place finish. Over the holiday break, “Wow.” topped a few different sales and streaming charts, including the main U.S. lists on Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify. Look for it to climb into the top 40 here by the end of the week.

Following the band’s top 20 hit “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” from last year, the Backstreet Boys are well on their way to a second chart entry off their new set DNA, out in just over two weeks. “Chances” impacts with a pretty solid 22 stations and a seventh place finish this week. It’s already in the top 20 on the Hot AC chart, a format where “Don’t” reached the top ten.

Next week, look out for impacting songs by Lauren Daigle (at #10 this week) and Sam Smith & Normani to dominate the list.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. POST MALONE, “Wow.” (Republic)
2. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” (RCA)
3. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho” (APG/Atlantic)
4. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life” (TEN/Epic)
5. BAD BUNNY featuring DRAKE, “MIA” (Rimas/OVO Sound/Warner Bros.)
6. LOUD LUXURY featuring BRANDO, “Body” (Armada/in2une)
7-T. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Chances” (RCA)
7-T. GUCCI MANE, BRUNO MARS & KODAK BLACK, “Wake Up In The Sky” (Atlantic)
9. MADISON BEER featuring OFFSET, “Hurts Like Hell” (First Access/in2une)
10. LAUREN DAIGLE, “You Say” (Centricity/12Tone/Warner Bros.)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 16, 2018)

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. We certainly have the highest of hopes for a great 2019, but there are a couple of more weeks until the calendar changes. Until then, here’s what’s popping this week:

NO NEED TO PANIC: Panic! At The Disco leads the Alternative, Hot AC and Top 40 lists for the second week in a row with the song “High Hopes”, a cut from their album Pray For The Wicked. Individually, it’s spending its sixth, third and second weeks on top of those respective formats. So, there’s no need to panic (other than with Panic!) this holiday season… look for the song to hold at #1 for the duration of the usual freeze, remaining firmly ahead of the competition at all three formats. On the Top 40 airwaves, Ariana Grande‘s hit “Breathin” is waiting in the wings, remaining at #2, while Halsey‘s “Without Me” sticks it out at #4 again this week.

With several songs being purged this week ahead of the holidays, there are four new titles entering the top 40 this week. The highest is in at #36, the fourth top 40 hit for the Danish band Lukas Graham. “Love Someone” can be found on 3 (The Purple Album), the latest set by the act, which was released in late October. Their biggest hit at the format, “7 Years”, spent a week at #1 in May 2016. In at #38, Rita Ora returns to the top 40 with her sixth entry, “Let You Love Me”. The single has already reached the top ten in quite a few countries, including Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom. “Wake Up In The Sky”, a recent #1 song on the Rhythmic and Urban charts, jumps in at #39 this week, giving Gucci Mane his fourth top 40 single (and the first in a lead role), Bruno Mars his 20th and Kodak Black his first. Mane’s album Evil Genius should debut in the top five on the upcoming Billboard 200 list. Finally, at #40, “I Found You” pairs Benny Blanco and Calvin Harris together, giving the former his second chart hit as an artist

Ella Mai has the week’s highest new entry in the top 50 with “Trip”, climbing aboard at #46. It’s also the new #1 single at Rhythmic radio on the current update. Two notches lower, “Arms Around You” enters at #48, credited to four performers: XXXTentaction x Lil Pump featuring Maluma & Swae Lee. It’s another of the Rhythmic crossovers on the Top 40 list; “Arms” is rising through the top 20 there. “You Say” is also new to the top 50, coming in at #50 for Christian crossover star Lauren Daigle. It’s her first track at this format to chart, though she’s had plenty of hit songs in the religious music world.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from PGTC!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 7, 2018

A genius holiday gift.

The Evil forces are out to get you this Friday! Will they be strong enough to take the spot on the Billboard 200 survey? These are the notable digital and physical releases out this Friday:

GUCCI MANE – Evil Genius (iTunes)
Featuring the current #1 hit on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts, “Wake Up In The Sky”, a collaboration with Bruno Mars and Kodak Black, the set could become Mane’s first #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. He’s had a pair of albums peak at #2 since 2016.

21 SAVAGE – I Am > I Was (iTunes)
This performer made the top five on the Billboard 200 survey twice in 2017 with a solo set and a collaborative effort with Offset and Metro Boomin. We’ll see if his latest solo outing is savage enough to return to the region. (It very likely will.)

Notable albums out this week: Bastille‘s Other People’s Heartache, Pt. 4 (iTunes), Brett Young‘s Ticket To L.A. (iTunes), Coldplay‘s Live In Buenos Aires (iTunes), Cold War Kids‘s This Will All Blow Over In Time (iTunes), John Mellencamp‘s Other People’s Stuff (iTunes), LP‘s Heart To Mouth (iTunes), Plested‘s First & Foremost (iTunes), XXXTentacion‘s Skins (iTunes), Mary Poppins Returns (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: AFI‘s The Missing Man (iTunes), Benny Blanco‘s Friends Keep Secrets (iTunes), Justin Jesso‘s Let It Be Me (iTunes), SHY Martin‘s Overthinking (iTunes), Smallpools‘s Social (iTunes), Tyde Levi‘s Tyde Levi (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“8 Letters (Party Pupils Remix)”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“All Into Nothing”, R3HAB & Mokita (iTunes)
“Alive” and “Wrapped Up”, Natalie Portman (iTunes)
“Animals”, RØMANS (iTunes)
“As Long As I’m With You”, Omi featuring CMC$ (iTunes)
“Bad Night”, Joshua Speers (iTunes)
“Better Now”, Yuna (iTunes)
“Call Your Girlfriend”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Catch Me If You Can”, Kelsy Karter (iTunes)
“Closer”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Come With Us”, Bronze Radio Return (iTunes)
“Cowboy (Just Kiddin Remix)”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Done (Acoustic)”, Nikki Vianna (iTunes)
“Dragonflies”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Emotional Karate”, Gracen Hill featuring Lukr (iTunes)
“Everything Or Nothing”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Feelin Like”, Flipp Dinero (iTunes)
“Gimme Your Love”, Stan Walker (iTunes)
“Glow (Acoustic)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Good Years”, ZAYN (iTunes)
“Grip”, Seeb x Bastille (iTunes)
“Hey Julie!”, KYLE featuring Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“How Can I Forget (Ryan Riback Remix)”, MKTO (iTunes)
“How You Love Me”, Hardwell featuring Conor Maynard & Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“Hurt”, Oliver Tree (iTunes)
“I Don’t Think About You”, HRVY (iTunes)
“K For Christmas”, Lil Mosey (iTunes)
“Last Christmas”, James TW (iTunes)
“Let You Know”, Sody (iTunes)
“Losing My Mind (Acoustic)”, Betcha (iTunes)
“Love Has No Limits”, Fleurie (iTunes)
“Neighborhood”, American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart (iTunes)
“No Fun”, birthday (iTunes)
“Operate”, Vesperteen (iTunes)
“Prefer The Rain”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Project Dreams”, Marshmello x Roddy Ricch (iTunes)
“Real Estate”, Adam Melchor (iTunes)
“Ride Wit U”, Millie Go Lightly (iTunes)
“Sexual Vibe”, Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Thursday (Nicky Romero Remix)”, Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“Touch Down (Remix)”, Stylo G x The Fanatix featuring Nicki Minaj & Vybz Kartel (iTunes)
“Twenty One”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“White House”, Bibi Bourelly (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Mitchell Tenpenny, Offset, ZAYN 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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