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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 8, 2015

Gettin' "Loud" at the top.

He’s done some good “Thinking” for the last month.

DEBUTS
40. Charli XCX – Doing It
37. Fancy Reagan – Knock Me Out | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Life Of Dillon – Overload (37)
28. Saint Motel – My Type (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Scott Helman – Bungalow (29)
22. Years & Years – King (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
10. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (06) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
08. Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – All About It (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Martin Luke Brown – Nostalgia (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Style (09) | PEAK: #06
05. One Direction – Night Changes (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (03) | PEAK: #03
02. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Gorgon City featuring Jennifer Hudson – Go All Night (1)
2. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (-)
3. Brandi Carlile – Wherever Is Your Heart (5)
4. Fancy – Goodbye (10)
5. Kid Rock – First Kiss (7)
6. Madonna – Living For Love (6)
7. Lifehouse – Hurricane (8)
8. Take That – Get Ready For It (3)
9. Hudson Taylor – World Without You (-)
10. The Script – Man On A Wire (-)

In The Mix:
Bea Miller – Fire N Gold
BØRNS – Electric Love
Coin – Run
Daniel Johns – Aerial Love
Death Cab For Cutie – Black Sun
Dreamers – Wolves
Echosmith – Bright
Greg Holden – Hold On Tight
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
Kim Churchill – Backwards Head
MAGIC! – No Way No
Mark Ronson featuring Kevin Parker – Daffodils
Matt Woods – In The Dark
Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse
North Of Nine – Can It Be You?
Oh Hellos – Hello My Old Heart
Ruen Brothers – Summer Sun
Scars On 45 – Take You Home
Scars On 45 – Tasted Every Tear
Take That – Let In The Sun
The Mowgli’s – I’m Good
Young Summer – Severing Ties
Zara Larsson – Uncover

Chart Notes:

  • Going into this GRAMMY weekend, two artists in this week’s top ten are nominated for three categories each. One, Ed Sheeran, is up for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for X, while his song “I See Fire” is up for Best Song Written For Visual Media. Of course, he’s at #1 for the fourth week with “Thinking Out Loud”. The other act is Taylor Swift, up for Record and Song Of The Year, as well as Best Pop Solo Performance with “Shake It Off”. “Style” lands at #6 this week, while “Blank Space” falls to #9.
  • Two songs tie for this week’s Biggest Mover and both are by bands that are scoring their first chart single (though each has released other songs in the past.) “King” from the London trio Years & Years jumps 32-22 in its third week, while “My Type” by Los Angeles’s Saint Motel launches 38-28 in its second week, a gain of ten notches for both tracks. It’s  likely that the two songs will break the top ten next month.
  • Do you remember the Make A Band Famous competition that aired on VH1 last summer? The winning group from that was a quintet called Fancy Reagan, and now the New York band bows at #37 with this week’s Highest Debut, “Knock Me Out”. It’s their first single to reach my chart and you’ll likely be seeing it on a few more surveys when it hits radio in the next few weeks.
  • The only other entry this week is the third top 40 hit from Charli XCX‘s Sucker album. It’s titled “Doing It”, debuting at #40. It follows “Break The Rules”, which peaked at #29 a few months back. A new remix of the track features singer Rita Ora.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 1, 2015

Gettin' "Loud" at the top.

“Loud” and proud at #1.

DEBUTS
38. Saint Motel – My Type
37. Life Of Dillon – Overload | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Years & Years – King (39)
21. Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song (27)
17. Maroon 5 – Sugar (22)
15. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (25) | BIGGEST MOVER — three weeks
09. Taylor Swift – Style (16)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Taylor Swift – Style (16) | PEAK: #09
08. Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – All About It (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Martin Luke Brown – Nostalgia (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. One Direction – Night Changes (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (03) | PEAK: #03
02. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Gorgon City featuring Jennifer Hudson – Go All Night (2)
2. Charli XCX – Doing It (4)
3. Take That – Get Ready For It (1)
4. Fancy Reagan – Knock Me Out (10)
5. Brandi Carlile – Wherever Is Your Heart (5)
6. Madonna – Living For Love (3)
7. Kid Rock – First Kiss (8)
8. Lifehouse – Hurricane (-)
9. Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse (9)
10. Fancy – Goodbye (-)

In The Mix:
Bea Miller – Fire N Gold
BØRNS – Electric Love
Coin – Run (new)
Daniel Johns – Aerial Love (new)
Death Cab For Cutie – Black Sun (new)
Dreamers – Wolves
Echosmith – Bright
Greg Holden – Hold On Tight
Hudson Taylor – World Without You (new)
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
Kim Churchill – Backwards Head
MAGIC! – No Way No (new)
Mark Ronson featuring Kevin Parker – Daffodils
Matt Woods – In The Dark (new)
Neon Dreams – Love Experts
North Of Nine – Can It Be You? (new)
Oh Hellos – Hello My Old Heart
Ruen Brothers – Summer Sun
Scars On 45 – Take You Home
Scars On 45 – Tasted Every Tear (new)
Take That – Let In The Sun
The Arkells – Leather Jacket
The Mowgli’s – I’m Good
The Script – Man On A Wire (new)
Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (new)
Waters – I Feel Everything
Young Summer – Severing Ties
Zara Larsson – Uncover

Chart Notes:

  • Plenty of big movers on the survey this week with three songs moving up at least seven notches, but the one that takes the title of Biggest Mover is “Love Me Like You Do” by singer Ellie Goulding. Her soundtrack release from the Fifty Shades Of Grey film has either held or tied for the honor for three weeks in a row, this week on its own as it leaps from 25-15. Could it reach the top ten next week? Stay tuned.
  • The week’s Highest Debut comes from a new English trio called Life Of Dillon, consisting of members David Keiffer, Joe Griffith and Robert Griffith. The three debut at #37 with “Overload”, which was recently serviced to U.S. radio. It also marks the first song to hit for Disruptor Records, led by manager Adam Alpert, in conjunction with Epic Records.
  • Just below them is another new group to make my top 40, the California quartet Saint Motel. They enter at #38 with “My Type”, which just dented the top 40 in the U.K. for one week last summer. This time around, they’re approaching the top 40 on the Alternative chart with some strong support behind it.
  • Next week should see two to three new songs on the chart, with pop star Charli XCX and newcomers Fancy Reagan  in the lead to debut. Come back next Sunday to see what happens.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 25, 2015

Gettin' "Loud" at the top.

“Thinking” about a second week at #1.

DEBUTS
40. Train – Bulletproof Picasso
39. Years & Years – King | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song (32)
25. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
22. Maroon 5 – Sugar (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
16. Taylor Swift – Style (22) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – All About It (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Take That – These Days (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. Martin Luke Brown – Nostalgia (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. One Direction – Night Changes (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (04) | PEAK: #03
02. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Take That – Get Ready For It (1)
2. Gorgon City featuring Jennifer Hudson – Go All Night (4)
3. Madonna – Living For Love (3)
4. Charli XCX – Doing It (6)
5. Brandi Carlile – Wherever Is Your Heart (5)
6. Life Of Dillon – Overload (-)
7. Saint Motel – My Type (-)
8. Kid Rock – First Kiss (10)
9. Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse (-)
10. Fancy Reagan – Knock Me Out (-)

In The Mix:
Bea Miller – Fire N Gold
BØRNS – Electric Love (new)
Dreamers – Wolves
Echosmith – Bright
Fancy – Goodbye (new)
Greg Holden – Hold On Tight
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand (new)
Kim Churchill – Backwards Head
Lifehouse – Hurricane (new)
Mark Ronson featuring Kevin Parker – Daffodils
Matt McAndrew – Wasted Love
Mikey Wax – Only One
Neon Dreams – Love Experts
Oh Hellos – Hello My Old Heart
Ruen Brothers – Summer Sun (new)
Scars On 45 – Take You Home
Take That – Let In The Sun (new)
The Arkells – Leather Jacket
The Mowgli’s – I’m Good (new)
Waters – I Feel Everything
Young Summer – Severing Ties
Zara Larsson – Uncover

Chart Notes:

  • Singles by Taylor Swift (“Style”, 22-16), Maroon 5 (“Sugar”, 28-22) and Ellie Goulding (“Love Me Like You Do”, 31-25) all tie for the Biggest Mover on the countdown. For Goulding, it’s her second week taking the title after moving up nine notches last week. Look for even more action on the top 40 beginning in February, especially with the number of entries being added below my chart in the last few weeks.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from the English trio Years & Years, led by 24-year-old actor/singer Olly Alexander of Yorkshire. It’s titled “King” and enters at #39. The recent BBC Sound of 2015 winners have been on two top 40 hits so far in their native U.K. and it looks like this will be their third (and probably biggest) once it’s released in early March.
  • One notch below them is the third single from Train‘s latest album, the title track from Bulletproof Picasso. The song goes to Hot AC radio this week and should enter the survey quickly, but “Picasso” is also coming off the group’s lowest charting single at the format since 2006. We’ll see if they rev up retail sales (and radio) soon.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 4, 2015

A "Space" at the top (and I'll write her name.)

A “Space” at the top (and I’ll write her name.)

DEBUTS
40. Smallpools – Karaoke
39. Maroon 5 – Sugar
36. Taylor Swift – Style | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (40)
15. Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – All About It (21) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. One Direction – Night Changes (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (08) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Take That – These Days (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Scott Helman – Bungalow (2)
2. The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay (6)
3. Sheppard – Smile (3)
4. Nick Gardner – Lose You (4)
5. Take That – Get Ready For It (8)
6. Lifehouse – Flight (7)
7. Coldplay – Miracles (9)
8. Brandi Carlile – Wherever Is Your Heart (-)
9. Kim Churchill – Backwards Head (10)
10. Madonna – Living For Love (-)

In The Mix:
Mikey Wax – Only One
Train – Bulletproof Picasso
Waters – I Feel Everything (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Two songs are new to the top ten this week: singer/songwriter Mat Kearney climbs a healthy three spots from 11-8 with “Heartbeat”, the leadoff single from his new album, titled Just Kids. Kearney’s highest ranking release to date is “Nothing Left To Lose”, which spent two weeks at #2 in 2007. Taking the same jump of three positions, up from #13 to #10, is One Direction‘s “Night Changes”. It’s the second top ten hit from FOUR and follow-up to “Steal My Girl” (#7).
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third top 40 hit from Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album, “Style”, at #36. Though it hasn’t officially been announced as the set’s newest single, the song is just below the top 50 on CHR radio and its total spins are over double what they were last week. (It should chart there soon.) Meanwhile, Swift also commands the #1 spot as “Blank Space” holds there for a second week, while “Shake It Off” falls to #26.
  • Following “Maps” and “Animals”, Maroon 5 is new to the top 40 at #39 with “Sugar”, the third single to be released from V. Several sugary titles have gone to #1 on the Hot 100, including 1963’s “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs, 1969’s “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies and 1971’s “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones. Could the California sextet go all the way as well? We’ll see.
  • The week’s final entry at #40 is the second charting song for the quartet called Smallpools. “Karaoke” comes from the band’s debut album, LOVETAP!, due on February 3. The group last climbed onto the chart in late 2013 and early 2014 with “Over & Over”, which was taken from a self-titled EP. It peaked at #17 for two weeks.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (December 2014)

The end of the year brings many a holiday song to the airwaves, and while the fear of getting lost in the shuffle may turn  some acts away, there are others venturing out into the icy chart waters to try their luck at some frosty feedback. What singles will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are some of the releases being serviced in December on the AAA, Alternative and CHR formats in this month’s (abbreviated) Radio Report:

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

5 Seconds Of Summer
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – “What I Like About You” (December 2) (*)
Label: Capitol
Since the original version just missed the top 40 in 1980 for rockers The Romantics, “Like” continues to be played at radio through cover versions and commercials, and now the Australian quartet updates it for yet another spin. A recent trade site banner highlights adds in several top ten markets for the new remake. Look for the official count on Tuesday.

Hoodie Allen and Ed Sheeran
HOODIE ALLEN featuring ED SHEERAN – “All About It” (December 2) (*)
Label: Atlantic
Already in the top 50 at the CHR and Rhythmic (due in part to its On The Verge selection) formats, “All” is on its way to becoming a major hit in 2015 and the first significant one for the 26-year-old rapper Allen, born Steven Markowitz. It’s all paid off for the performers and social stars, further proof that two heads are better than one at this musical moment.

ALTERNATIVE (*) and AAA (**)

Bahamas
BAHAMAS – “All The Time” (December 9) (*)
Label: Brushfire/Republic
If you’ve seen the Verizon commercial where actor James Franco falls off a building and then lands in slow motion, you have found the song that accompanies that advertisement. A 69-cent sale at iTunes propelled the single upward, though it has since fallen back due to the lack of airplay thus far. No worries: it has “all the time in the world” to rise once more.

Counting Crows
COUNTING CROWS – “Earthquake Driver” (December 9) (**)
Label: Capitol
The AAA airwaves remain a welcome home for the California group’s Somewhere Under Wonderland album, including a recent top ten single in “Scarecrow”. Their followup is just as capable of hitting the region during the springtime when it can draw a little more traction here. Then again… who knows what Mother Nature has in store for 2015? Get shaking!

Ryan Adams
RYAN ADAMS – “Stay With Me” (December 16) (**)
Label: PAX-AM/Blue Note
Just popping up in the top 50 is the second single from Adams’s self-titled album from earlier this year, and no, it’s not a remake of a certain British soul singer’s international smash. (That would be rather intriguing if it was, however.) Given the early results, this should make for another lasting chart tune for the 40-year-old North Carolina singer/songwriter.

Young The Giant
YOUNG THE GIANT – “Crystalized” (December 16) (*)
Label: Roadrunner
It’s been another solid era for the California quintet, having recently seen the title track from Mind Over Matter peak in the top 20 on the Alternative chart. A clip for their third single from the set has been online for the better part of a year. After a series of station sponsored holiday concerts over the next two weeks, the group returns to the road in February.

Which songs would you like to see do well from the list above? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 23, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

Six times the Scott.

DEBUTS
39. Shawn Mendes – Something Big
38. Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – All About It | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (39)
29. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Real Love (34)
28. One Direction – Night Changes (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (32)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Take That – These Days (13) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. One Direction – Steal My Girl (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Eden XO – Too Cool To Dance (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Animals (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. A Great Big World – I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas (-)
2. Coldplay – Ink (2)
3. Sheppard – Smile (3)
4. American Authors – Luck (1)
5. Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good (-)
6. Christian Burghardt – Safe Place To Land (10)
7. Big Data featuring White Sea – The Business Of Emotion (5)
8. Ben Howard – Conrad (8)
9. Matt Hires – Hold You Up (7)
10. Nick Gardner – Lose You (-)

In The Mix:
Grizfolk – Hymnals
Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red (new)
Lifehouse – Flight (new)
Maroon 5 – Sugar
Max Frost – Paranoia
Mikey Wax – Only One
Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (new)
Rixton – Hotel Ceiling (new)
Ryan Cabrera – House On Fire
Saint Raymond – Fall At Your Feet
Sam Hunt – Leave The Night On
The Avener – Fade Out Lines (new)
The Decemberists – Make You Better
The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay (new)
Train – Bulletproof Picasso
U2 – Every Breaking Wave

Chart Notes:

  • After debuting last time at #38, the new single from One Direction, “Night Changes”, takes a massive leap to #28. It is the second radio release from the band’s FOUR album, which looks to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 survey. Last week, “Night” premiered via a partial hourly deal with iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel) for the CHR format and remains below the top 40.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the first chart single for the 26-year-old rapper born Steven Markowitz, better known as Hoodie Allen. He teams up with Ed Sheeran on “All About It”, rolling in at #38. Allen’s recent album, People Keep Talking, debuted on the Billboard 200 at #8. Sheeran now totals three singles in the top 40 at once with this feature.
  • A notch below them is 16-year-old Shawn Mendes, new at #39 with “Something Big”. Discovered on Vine, his single “Life Of The Party” climbed to #24 on the Hot 100. It will be a while before he catches up to another Mendes, Sergio Mendes, best known for a pair of #4 hits: “The Look Of Love” (1968) and “Never Gonna Let You Go” (1983).
  • There are a total of seven unbulleted songs in the 31-40 section of my chart, so expect some big debut action through December. A Great Big World‘s first Christmas single, along with new ones from chart mainstay Andy Grammer and newcomer Christian Burghardt are likely to enter next week.

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

They've got friends in bro places.

They’ve got friends in bro places.

The autumn leaves are dropping, just like those big releases that Q4 is all about. Get ready, partners, because here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of October 14:

  • Their last album was full of hits like “Cruise”, “Stay” and “This Is How We Roll”, to name just a few. Now, the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, better known as Florida Georgia Line, are back on the scene (though I suppose they never left) with Anything Goes, featuring a recent #1 on the Country chart, “Dirt”. Their last album is at about two million copies sold to date, so expect this one to head to the top (and Platinum status) real quickly. (iTunes)
  • Millions of music fans came out to download the new U2 album, Songs Of Innocence, when it was offered for free in an iTunes giveaway, although millions more wanted to get rid of it altogether. Granted, it was not the same as Oprah Winfrey telling you that you got a new car, but not much can match that. Nonetheless, a physical edition is in stores today with some added tunes and art that weren’t previously available. (iTunes)
  • Some would call her a Sweet Talker, but that also happens to be the name of the latest album from Jessie J. It’s her second album to be released here after a U.S. release of Alive (out last year in Europe) was shelved. (The only single to be issued from it was “Wild”, but it was later pulled.) Smashing with “Bang Bang”, featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, this one also looks like a hit. (iTunes)
  • New York rapper Hoodie Allen has been hitting the Billboard 200 for a few years now with a series of EPs despite little recognition on any singles survey. This week, he’s out with his first full-length album, People Keep Talking. It features a collaboration with Ed Sheeran. Will it crash the top ten? It may very well happen. (iTunes)
  • You’ve probably seen their song “Stolen Dance” at #1 on the Alternative chart after some big international success. Now, German duo Milky Chance unleash their album Sadnecessary in the States as “Dance” crosses over. I think they’ll find that their first week sales are gut, as they might say. (iTunes)
  • Singers Pink (Alecia Moore) and City And Colour (Dallas Green) combine to form the duo You+Me and release their first set together, rose ave., featuring the single “You And Me”. Strong pre-orders should land it in the top five digitally and near the top ten on the Billboard 200. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness‘s Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes), Angaleena Presley‘s American Middle Class (iTunes), Bob Seger‘s Ride Out (iTunes), Exodus‘s Blood In Blood Out (iTunes), Fit For A King‘s Slave To Nothing (iTunes), Idina Menzel‘s Holiday Wishes (iTunes), Mary Lambert‘s Heart On My Sleeve (iTunes), Michael Feinstein‘s Christmas (iTunes), Nico & Vinz‘s Black Star Elephant (iTunes), Oh Honey‘s Sincerely Yours (EP) (iTunes), OK Go‘s Hungry Ghosts (iTunes), Ozzy Osbourne‘s Memoirs Of A Madman (iTunes), Renée Fleming‘s Christmas In New York (iTunes), Sammy Hagar‘s Lite Roast (iTunes), Stars‘s No One Is Lost (iTunes), The Dubarrys‘s The Dubarrys (EP) (iTunes), The Game‘s Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf (iTunes) and The Swon Brothers‘s The Swon Brothers (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week (and there’s a whole lot of them) include:

  • “Drunk Americans”, the new single from Country singer Toby Keith. (iTunes)
  • “Need You Right Now”, from YouTube star Bethany Mota and Mike Tompkins. (iTunes)
  • “Not For Long”, a new single from rapper B.o.B and singer Trey Songz. (iTunes)
  • “Out Of The Woods”, a digital single from Taylor Swift. (iTunes)
  • “XIX”, a digital single from rockers Slipknot. (iTunes)

It’s another mixed bag on the schedule next time, with Aretha Franklin, Little Big Town, Neil Diamond, Slipknot and Susan Boyle among the week’s top contenders. A full preview is coming in seven!

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