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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 7, 2019

Happiness is just around the corner.

Alright, you “Cool” cats, your favorite group from a decade ago is back on the charts and ready to surge to the top once more. New Music Friday begins now, so here are the top new albums and singles hitting the market:

JONAS BROTHERS – Happiness Begins (iTunes)
Features: “Sucker”, a recent #1 song on the Top 40 and Hot AC charts, as well as “Cool”, a top 20 single on both formats

Notable albums out this week: Apollo LTD‘s Out Of Body (iTunes), AURORA‘s A Different Kind Of Human (Step II) (iTunes), Avicii‘s Tim (iTunes), Jamie Cullum‘s Taller (iTunes), Motionless In White‘s Disguise (iTunes), Peter Frampton Band‘s All Blues (iTunes), Polo G‘s Die A Legend (iTunes), Silversun Pickups‘s Widow’s Weeds (iTunes), Tyga‘s Legendary (iTunes), Yeasayer‘s Erotic Reruns (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Carlie Hanson‘s Junk (iTunes), Kiana Ledé‘s Myself (iTunes), Meg Mac‘s Hope (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“10K Summer Nights”, Eighty Ninety (iTunes)
“27 Sorries”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“Açaí Bowl” and “Rollerblades”, Dominic Fike (iTunes)
“Amor Genuino”, Ozuna (iTunes)
“Be Nice”, The Black Eyed Peas featuring Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“Bigger Than Us”, Hudson Thames (iTunes)
“Birthday”, Fetty Wap featuring Monty (iTunes)
“Buy My Love”, NAWAS featuring Big Sam & Da Phessah (iTunes)
“Call It Home”, Alt Bloom (iTunes)
“Call Me”, ROZES (iTunes)
“Chase The Summer”, Chantel Jeffries featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Clarity”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Dancin”, Emily Bear (iTunes)
“Dancing In The Dark”, Lo Lo (iTunes)
“Dark Ballet”, Madonna (iTunes)
“Different”, Ofelia K (iTunes)
“Dinosaurs”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“Don’t Need Your Love”, NCT Dream & HRVY (iTunes)
“Easy Tiger”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Every Girl In This Town”, Trisha Yearwood (iTunes)
“Feel It”, Gia Woods (iTunes)
“Fried Rice”, Bas featuring JID (iTunes)
“Hold Your Nerve”, Boy & Bear (iTunes)
“I Don’t Belong In This Club (MOTi Remix)”, Why Don’t We & Macklemore (iTunes)
“I Don’t Care (Jonas Blue Remix)”, Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“I Miss Myself (R3HAB Remix)”, NOTD & HRVY (iTunes)
“I Think I’m Okay”, Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Incapable”, Róisín Murphy (iTunes)
“In My Bed”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over”, Haley Reinhart (iTunes)
“Let It Be Me”, Justin Jesso & Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Letter To My Godfather”, Pharrell Williams (iTunes)
“Lonely If You Are”, Chase Rice (iTunes)
“Love Me Less (Ookay Remix)”, MAX featuring Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Mad Love”, Mabel (iTunes)
“Made For The Battle”, UNSECRET x Gaits (iTunes)
“Mars”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Mine Right Now (Acoustic)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Miracle”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“My Own Hero”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Number One Fan”, MUNA (iTunes)
“Offyourface”, Sophia Messa (iTunes)
“Old Town Road”, Jessie James Decker (iTunes)
“Open My Mouth”, Kiiara (iTunes)
“Prove You Wrong”, Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris (iTunes)
“Rebels”, Call Me Karizma (iTunes)
“Restless”, ALLDAY featuring The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Same Old”, SHY Martin (iTunes)
“Say”, VINCINT (iTunes)
“Shady”, Alexander Stewart (iTunes)
“Shiver”, Whole Doubts featuring Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Shockwave”, Liam Gallagher (iTunes)
“Sister”, K.Flay (iTunes)
“The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy”, Chris Stapleton (iTunes)
“The Boys Of Summer”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“The Way I Feel”, Keane (iTunes)
“The Wheels Of Laredo”, Tanya Tucker (iTunes)
“Those Nights”, Bastille (iTunes)
“To The Wire”, Julian Jordan (iTunes)
“Too Far Gone”, Lost Kings featuring Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“What Mattered Most (2019 Version)”, Ty Herndon (iTunes)
“What If”, Amber Mark (iTunes)
“You’re Still The One”, Ben Rector (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Bastille, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 27, 2005

“Says” a lot about 2005.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 27, 2005…

38. INXS featuring J.D. FORTUNE, “Pretty Vegas”

Biggest Mover(s):
CARRIE UNDERWOOD, “Some Hearts” (up 31-22, nine spots)

10. MADONNA, “Hung Up” (down 3)
Album: Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH and THE WRECKERS, “I’m Feeling You” (down 3)
Album: All That I Am (2005, Arista Records)
Peak: #3

08. DANIEL POWTER, “Free Loop (One Night Stand)” (up 6)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. HOWIE DAY, “She Says” (down 2)
Album: Stop All The World Now (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

06. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Save The Last Dance For Me” (up 2)
Album: It’s Time (2005, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #3 for nine weeks

05. DARREN HAYES, “So Beautiful” (down 2)
Album: Truly Madly Completely: The Best Of Savage Garden (2005, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. JAMIE CULLUM, “Get Your Way” (up 1)
Album: Catching Tales (2005, Verve Records)
Peak: #4

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Because Of You” (down 2)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (up 2)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

01. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (up 1)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2005, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (January 27)

"Knows" a bit about topping the charts.

“Knows” a bit about topping the charts.

Are you riding out the Blizzard of 2015 at home like millions of others in the U.S.? Need some new sounds while you shovel like never before? Chill out, man. Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of January 27:

  • This week marks the return of R&B singer Ne-Yo and his new album Non-Fiction. It’s his first album in just over two years and features the hits “She Knows” (featuring Juicy J) and “Time Of Our Lives” (with Pitbull.) With airplay up at multiple formats, including CHR, Rhythmic and Urban radio, this should be the highest entry on the Billboard 200 next week. (iTunes)
  • You know his international hit “Budapest”, currently #1 on AAA radio in the States, and now George Ezra‘s Wanted On Voyage is finally out here after an international release last year. Look for the song to slowly crossover this spring and summer. As for the album, a top 20 debut should be in order, if not higher. (iTunes)
  • Currently approaching the Urban AC top ten with “Goodnight Kisses”, Charlie Wilson is spreading the love around on Forever Charlie as he looks to try and crack the top ten for the fourth time as a solo act. Will the upper demo come out for it? We’ll see. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Derek Minor‘s Empire (iTunes), Jamie Cullum‘s Interlude (iTunes), Kenny G‘s Brazilian Nights (iTunes), Milo Greene‘s Control (iTunes), Papa Roach‘s F.E.A.R. (iTunes), Prelow‘s Why Does Everything Happen So Much (EP) (iTunes), Punch Brothers‘s The Phosphorescent Blues (iTunes), Ricky Dillon‘s RPD (EP) (iTunes), The Lone Bellow‘s Then Came The Morning (iTunes) and Tony Lucca‘s Tony Lucca (iTunes).

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

  • “Black Sun”, a new single from Death Cab For Cutie. (iTunes)
  • “Hurricane”, the new single from the band Lifehouse. (iTunes)
  • “Shots”, new from Imagine Dragons. (iTunes)

Next week, Bob DylanFifth Harmony and the latest in the NOW That’s What I Call Music! series will be competing for top five debuts. Who takes the top spot? A full preview is coming in seven days!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 20, 2005

"Beautiful" boys.

“Beautiful” boys.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. This week, we settle into my sophomore year of high school. It wasn’t really my favorite year, but the music of that era got me through it. Here’s a look at my top 40 from November 20, 2005:

40. SHAKIRA, “Don’t Bother”
38. KT TUNSTALL, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree”

Biggest Mover(s):
LINDSAY LOHAN, “Confessions Of A Broken Heart (Daughter To Father)” (25-16) (9 spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day”
Long before it was featured on American Idol and became a smash in the United States, Powter’s song was a hit the year prior in countries like the United Kingdom and his native Canada. At the time, it was coming off a six-week run at #1 on my chart, but as soon as a U.S. release was announced, it would launch back up my top 40 for an additional ten weeks at the top in 2006. Not “Bad” at all.

09. HOWIE DAY, “She Says”
After the ballad “Collide” spent three weeks at #1 earlier that year, Day’s label, Epic, reissued this initial second single from Stop All The World Now in a newly recorded version. Though it didn’t do nearly as well on the radio charts, it spent a week at #4 on my survey. The singer born in Brewer, ME would chart once more in 2009 with “Be There”. He’s currently on a small tour around New England.

08. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Save The Last Dance For Me”
This Canadian crooner was on his way to big success. His debut era was full of remakes, including “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” by the Bee Gees and “Kissing A Fool” by George Michael, but this was his first to break into my top ten. The song first done by The Drifters holds the record for most weeks spent at #3 — nine consecutive frames. Luckily, he’s gone onto four #1 singles here.

07. MADONNA, “Hung Up”
Time goes by so slowly… although this song came and went in the U.S. for the “Material Girl” after a disappointing American Life era two years prior. Sampling the 1979 ABBA track, “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”, “Hung” spent a week at #1 on my top 40, followed by “Sorry”, which peaked at #3 a few months later. Parent album Confessions On A Dance Floor went Platinum.

06. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH and THE WRECKERS, “I’m Feelin’ You”
Lightning doesn’t strike twice, though it was close enough. After collaborating on “The Game Of Love”, a #1 on my chart in late 2002, “I’m” peaked at #3. This was both Branch and Santana‘s last top ten single on my chart; she would go top 20 solo in the fall of 2011 with “Loud Music”, the same year the band peaked with a top 20 cover of Def Leppard‘s “Photograph” with Chris Daughtry.

05. JAMIE CULLUM, “Get Your Way”
The jazz man from Rochford, England kept it classy and cool on his Twentysomething album, released here in 2004, but it was his followup, Catching Tales, that swung him in a soulful direction. Cullum’s song would peak at #4 during a 20 week run, by far his most successful single to rank on my chart. He entered the top 40 earlier this year with the minor entry, “Everything You Didn’t Do”.

It was used as the theme song to The Hills and it was all over the airwaves back in 2005 and 2006. “Unwritten” spent ten big weeks at #1, the second-longest run at the top by a female performer in my chart’s history. Bedingfield last hit the top ten late in 2012 on a duet with Lifehouse, “Between The Raindrops”, which went as high as #7. A new album may be forthcoming from her in the new year.

03. DARREN HAYES, “So Beautiful”
Formerly with the duo Savage Garden, who went to #1 on my chart in 1999 with “I Knew I Loved You”, this was featured on the act’s best of compilation titled Truly Madly Completely. “Beautiful” is Hayes’s last of five singles to reach the top of my chart (thus far), a six-week #1, making him the most successful Australian performer in my records. He’s been in the top 40 as recently as last year.

02. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful”
After serving six years in the British Army from 1996-2002, Blunt pursued a career in music, releasing Back To Bedlam in the fall of 2004 in the United Kingdom.  As the third single, it became a smash, reigniting the era with a run of five weeks at #1 in that territory. On my chart, it would spend eight non-consecutive weeks at #1 beginning the next week. He recently charted with “Bonfire Heart”.

01. KELLY CLARKSON, “Because Of You”
It’s the biggest of the big ballads on the chart, and what a phenomenal song it is. The Breakaway era was an astounding one for Clarkson, as she racked up a 6x Platinum certification and six top 40 singles on my chart before it was all over. Two went to #1, one being “Because”, which was in its third and final week at the top, and “Behind These Hazel Eyes”, which managed four weeks. She recently released an all-Christmas album, Wrapped In Red, and last week, single “Underneath The Tree” debuted at #40. See where it lands on this week’s chart tomorrow.

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (May 21)

Play that Punky music.

Play that Punky music.

You ready to get lucky with some cool albums this week? Here’s what’s going down in Record Town for the week of May 21:

  • Huge release this week for the electronic duo Daft Punk as their first album since 2005, entitled Random Access Memories, hits stores today. First single “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams is an international smash and is by far their biggest hit yet in the United States. It will certainly translate into their highest debut sales week, but just how high will it go? We’ll just have to wait and see. (iTunes)
  • Rockers Thirty Seconds To Mars take flight with their fourth studio effort, Love Lust Faith + Dreams. Lead single “Up In The Air” is sitting comfortably in the top 5 on Alternative radio. (iTunes)
  • Originally due last year, the debut album by rapper French Montana is out this week, titled Excuse My French. New single “Freaks”, featuring Nicki Minaj, is currently at Urban radio and doing decently so far. (iTunes)
  • Indie rockers The National are out with their first album in three years, Trouble Will Find Me. Their last album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. (iTunes)
  • Riding high on their Alternative hit called “Harlem”, Denmark-based trio New Politics are in stores this week with their second album, A Bad Girl In Harlem. (iTunes)
  • Hootie’s gone Country again. The third album from Darius Rucker, True Believers, is out this week, featuring the #1 Country song “Wagon Wheel”. (iTunes)
  • Singer-songwriter Beth Hart, best known for her 1999 single “L.A. Song”, and guitarist and singer Joe Bonamassa put out their second record together, SeeSaw. (iTunes)
  • From “Surfin’ U.S.A.” to surfing the web for their latest album, The Beach Boys are out with a 40+ song compilation from their recent concerts, Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour . (iTunes)
  • The jazzy and snazzy Jamie Cullum is back with his new album, Momentum. (iTunes)
  • Lastly, the soundtrack to the motion picture Fast And The Furious 6 is out this week, featuring 2 Chainz, T.I., and more. (iTunes)

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

  • “Aw Naw”, a new single from Country singer Chris Young. (iTunes)
  • “Diaper Money”, a comical concoction from The Lonely Island. (iTunes)
  • “Somebody Else”, new from R&B singer Mario and rapper Nicki Minaj. It samples “Remember The Rain” by 21st Century, which hit #100 on the Hot 100 in 1975. (iTunes)

Next week will likely see a holdover at #1, but count on new releases from Alice Chains, John Fogerty and Little Mix to shake things up. A preview is coming in seven!

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Swayin’ To The Music: A Tale Of Two Jamies

Well, if I could do it with three Josh/Joshua singers, how about two new releases from two new acts with the first name Jamie? They’re both not your typical mainstream singles, but the two artists pack a lot of punch when it comes to artistry in their music. Are you down for a little bit of the old school mixed with a new sound? Then, check out these two new songs out below.

Uncommonly good.

Uncommonly good.

JAMIE N COMMONS – “Rumble And Sway”
Release Date: at AAA radio now; #29 on rolling chart

Here’s a new guy on the scene, so new that there actually isn’t a lot out there about him. Here’s what we do know. Commons is originally from London, England and still makes his home there, but he’s now bouncing up the adult alternative survey with his first single, “Rumble And Sway”, issued through a joint effort of KIDinaKORNER Records (owned by producer Alex da Kid) and Interscope. He’s only been playing live here in the U.S. for a few weeks now, though there will be more live events to come. Commons has been gaining quite a bit of buzz in the last month from song placement on television shows like Mob Wives and The Walking Dead, and now comes word that the singer will be featured on rapper Eminem‘s first single to be released very soon. (At least he says it will be.) He did help Dido out when he sampled her “Thank You” for his “Stan”; maybe something big will happen again. “Rumble” is the title track from a recently released EP by the singer, six tracks in total. Lyrically, the song is the classic boy meets girl situation, where the boy is enraptured with his choice of partner. His expectations are certainly blown out of the water, and when he’s really feeling the groove of the relationship, all he wants to do is be satisfied. In short, “Don’t you tell me no truths/I want all of your lies.” Combining a bluesy guitar, piano, and a horn section, along with the pops, crackles and warped sound of a vinyl record, this is a sparkling reminder of what an ode to this past musical era should sound like. At the same time, it has a very current feel to it too; Commons is a developing a style for himself. Look out for it on your dial soon.

Oh say, can't you "Sea"?

Oh say, can’t you “Sea”?

JAMIE CULLUM – “Everything You Didn’t Do”
Release Date: May 13 (U.K.)

He’s gone from jazzy to snazzy over the years; now, the 33-year-old performer returns with a pop twist. Though he began recording in the late 90’s, Cullum’s commercial breakthrough came in 2003 with the release of Twentysomething, a largely covers album with a few original songs. The effort launched two singles into the top 20 on the U.K. Singles Chart and propelled it to #3 on the Albums Chart, now certified 3x Platinum in the country. Though it didn’t impact the U.S. nearly as well, one of his self-penned tunes, “All At Sea”, went top 30 on the Adult Contemporary radio survey. 2005’s Catching Tales was a moderate success; I particularly liked the first single, “Get Your Way”, which hit the top 5 on my personal chart. The Pursuit, in 2009, fell under the radar and none of its singles made any particular charts, but now, his first release in nearly four years comes out May 20 in Europe, Momentum. (There is no Stateside release date at this time.) The first single from it, a song called “Everything You Didn’t Do”, is a fusion of his more traditional days with a more commercial side, balanced out by a mix of organ, piano and drum, along with 70’s-sounding harmonies and chants straight out of the 80’s. By just that description, you can tell that it’s a real mixture of musical identities, but Cullum pulls it off and he sounds just as great as usual. This is also a really strong set of lyrics, punctuated by a powerful pre-chorus: “We should put up a sign/We are citizens of all you can see/We’ve got nothing but time/But you’ll find, everything you didn’t do.” With a great flow and energy, Jamie Cullum is officially back in business.

Are you jiving to Jamie N Commons or jumping to Jamie Cullum? Both? Neither? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter: @AdamFSoybel.

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