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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 4, 2020

Top titles across the Country.

Enjoy the long weekend with a long playlist full of New Music Friday bops, including new albums and EPs from Big Sean, Hardy and Sara Bareilles, as well as the new singles from Audrey Mika, FINNEAS and Jackson Wang. More love can be found below:

Notable albums out this week: Big Sean‘s Detroit 2 (iTunes), Billy Ocean‘s One World (iTunes), Declan McKenna‘s Zeros (iTunes), Hardy‘s A Rock (iTunes), Hurts‘s Faith (iTunes), Ozuna‘s Enoc (iTunes), San Cisco‘s Between You And Me (iTunes), Sara Bareilles‘s More Love: Songs From “Little Voice” (Season One) (iTunes), Scarypoolparty‘s Doom Hologram (iTunes), Scott Helman‘s Nonsuch Park (SA) (iTunes), Tyler Rich‘s Two Thousand Miles (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: JunkBunny‘s Down The Rabbit Hole (iTunes), Lauren Alaina‘s Getting Over Him (iTunes), Sky McCreery‘s Things We Don’t Talk About (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Little Bit Yours”, JP Saxe (iTunes)
“Alone With You”, HEDEGAARD x Conor Maynard featuring Katie Pearlman (iTunes)
“Another Life”, Lucas & Steve featuring Alida (iTunes)
“Baggin'”, Marshmello x 42 Dugg (iTunes)
“Beautiful Life”, Kyle Lionhart (iTunes)
“Better Than This”, Paloma Faith (iTunes)
“Between Our Hearts”, Cheat Codes featuring CXLOE (iTunes)
“Bite”, Aaron Carpenter (iTunes)
“Bummerland”, AJR (iTunes)
“Choices”, Benedict Cork (iTunes)
“Club (Ballerini Version)”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“Come Over”, VanJess (iTunes)
“Counting Down”, American Authors (iTunes)
“Cry Baby”, Gia Koka & Gnash (iTunes)
“Don’t Say You Love Me (The Griswolds Remix)”, Transviolet (iTunes)
“Down”, G-Eazy featuring Mulatto (iTunes)
“Drama”, Wankelmut & Jack Wins (iTunes)
“Earthquake Weather”, Dirty Heads (iTunes)
“Endorphins”, Tobi Lou (iTunes)
“Face Tattoo”, Dylan Fraser (iTunes)
“Faith In Tomorrow”, Cobi (iTunes)
“Fall Slowly”, Joyner Lucas featuring Ashanti (iTunes)
“Freckles”, Curtis Waters (iTunes)
“Friend Zone”, Peder Elias (iTunes)
“Friends In The Corner”, Foxes (iTunes)
“Glitch”, Buddy featuring Tinashe (iTunes)
“Good Vibes”, HRVY & Matoma (iTunes)
“Goodbye”, Alex Parker (iTunes)
“Growing Up”, McFly featuring Mark Hoppus (iTunes)
“Helicopter”, CLC (iTunes)
“Hit Different”, SZA featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Hold Me While You Wait”, Lillian Hepler (iTunes)
“Hold On Tight”, Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Home Alone”, FRANKIE (iTunes)
“Hurt”, Lost Kings featuring DeathByRomy (iTunes)
“I Just Wanna Be In Love”, Nolan Gibbons (iTunes)
“If I Ain’t The One”, Blithe (iTunes)
“If You Want Me To Stay”, Ari Lennox & Anthony Ramos (iTunes)
“I’m Here For You”, Jack Curley (iTunes)
“Inahle”, Bryson Tiller (iTunes)
“Inland Empire”, Ben Harper (iTunes)
“Invisible”, Yuna (iTunes)
“Island”, Bow Anderson (iTunes)
“It’s OK To Be Black 2.0”, Jac Ross featuring D Smoke & Buddy (iTunes)
“It’s Only A Heartbreak”, Dagny (iTunes)
“Kangaroo (Flux Pavilion Remix)”, Winnetka Bowling League (iTunes)
“Kill Me Softly”, CADE (iTunes)
“Lasting Lover”, Sigala featuring James Arthur (iTunes)
“Layaway”, Lido (iTunes)
“Lefty”, XYLØ (iTunes)
“Let Me In”, Starley (iTunes)
“Lightning”, Tiger Lili (iTunes)
“Loneliness, Pt. II”, Aaron Taos & Spill Tab (iTunes)
“Love Me Or Hate Me”, Kelsy Karter (iTunes)
“Medicine”, Gus Dapperton (iTunes)
“Messy”, Lil Tracy (iTunes)
“Not Far Away”, Love Street Lovers (iTunes)
“Obey”, Bring Me The Horizon & Yungblud (iTunes)
“OMG What’s Happening”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“One Day Left”, LOVA (iTunes)
“Open Your Heart”, Birdy (iTunes)
“Paradise Found”, Eden XO (iTunes)
“Peach”, Finn Askew (iTunes)
“Pretty Please”, Jackson Wang x Galantis (iTunes)
“Puddles”, Daniela Andrade (iTunes)
“Red Gatorade”, Audrey Mika (iTunes)
“Se Te Nota”, Lele Pons x Guaynaa (iTunes)
“Sea And Fire”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Sorry That I Do That”, Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“Spotlight”, Hermitude featuring Daniel Bedingfield (iTunes)
“Strange Ways”, The Struts & Robbie Williams (iTunes)
“Sweet & Sour”, Jawsh 685 featuring Lauv & Tyga (iTunes)
“The One”, FLETCHER (iTunes)
“The Voice”, Lil Durk (iTunes)
“Tick Tock (Acoustic)”, Clean Bandit & Mabel (iTunes)
“Tiger Inside”, SuperM (iTunes)
“Trenches”, Monica & Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Umi Says”, Lion Babe (iTunes)
“Unreal”, Julia Stone (iTunes)
“UrbanAngel1999”, Thomas Headon (iTunes)
“What They’ll Say About Us”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“Where Did Our Summer Go?”, Tony Ferrari (iTunes)
“Willy”, Nobigdyl. featuring Tempo (iTunes)
“Wish Now Was Later”, ELI (iTunes)
“With Myself”, Winona Oak (iTunes)
“Working For The Weekend”, MAX featuring Bbno$ (iTunes)
“You Live And You Learn”, Maria Mena (iTunes)
“Yup!”, Yung Gravy (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from The Flaming Lips and YoungBoy Never Broke Again 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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This Is Gonna “Hurt”: Harmful, But Charmful Hot AC Hits

The pain of pop music.

The pain of pop music.

Just below the top 40 on Hot AC radio, and heading for adds at the top of the year, is “Let’s Hurt Tonight” by OneRepublic. It has the potential to be the band’s biggest hit from their Oh My My era, and as the third single from this album, it would follow a similar pattern that the guys have been involved in for several cycles now. (Remember how “Counting Stars” was the biggest song from the album Native, and “Good Life” was the biggest from Waking Up?) You can also find an alternate mix of the song on the soundtrack to Collateral Beauty, the Will Smith film that hasn’t had such a beautiful run at the box office.

At the band’s core format, there have been a number of hurtful hits over the years. In fact, if (more like when) this track breaks into the top 40 next year, it would be the third year in a row that “hurt”, or a variation of the word, was included in a charting song. This year brought us a lot of it, so let’s hope that in 2017, it’s just a function of song theme and not in the news every second. Check them all out below:

(Stats taken from: Radio & Records – April 1994 to August 2006, Mediabase 24/7 – August 2006 to current)

“Tell Me Where It Hurts”, Kathy Troccoli (#23, 1994)
Prior to the creation of the Hot AC listing in April, this performer’s “Everything Changes” hit the top ten on both Pop and AC radio.

“Why Does It Hurt So Bad”, Whitney Houston (#23, 1996)
Houston’s final (and least successful) release from the Waiting To Exhale soundtrack had a solid top ten charting on the AC survey.

“Hurt By Love”, BoDeans (#27, 1997)
From “Closer To Free” to farther from charting, the Wisconsin band wouldn’t release another album until 2004. No songs charted.

“What Hurts The Most”, Rascal Flatts (#10, 2006)
In a year dominated by Nickelback and The Fray, this country trio scored at several formats with their biggest crossover hit to date.

“Hurt”, Christina Aguilera (#14, 2007)
Aguilera’s Back To Basics era wasn’t nearly as big with Hot AC programmers, but this did manage to outpeak “Ain’t No Other Man”.

“Hurtful”, Erik Hassle (#31, 2010)
This song peaked at #8 on my chart, and I’m still disappointed that it didn’t have a true U.S. breakout. Hassle is now signed to RCA.

“This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”, Maroon 5 (#7, 2015)
For an act that’s had plenty of big hits, this one came and went very quickly, largely due to overwhelmingly negative research. Ouch.

“Hurts”, Emeli Sandé (#31, 2016)
Sandé’s single recently peaked at #2 on my chart. Sadly, both this song and album tanked. I’m hopeful that the era will turn around.

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