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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 13, 2019

Lining up a #1 bow.

Things are looking mighty Fine for this week’s edition of the new releases post. These albums and singles hit stores this Friday:

HARRY STYLES – Fine Line (iTunes)
Features: “Adore You”, which is charting in the top 40 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 radio lists

Notable albums out this week: Blake Shelton‘s Fully Loaded: God’s Country (iTunes), Kyan Palmer‘s It’s Called Branding, Sweetie (iTunes), Stormzy‘s Heavy Is The Head (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Chloe Fredericks‘s Chloe Fredericks (iTunes), Jax Jones‘s Midnight Snacks (iTunes), Outasight‘s No Vacancy (iTunes), Sody‘s I’m Sorry, I’m Not Sorry (iTunes), Spies In Disguise (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Is On My Side”, Sam Fender (iTunes)
“Animal”, Kayden (iTunes)
“Billboard”, Jonas Blue & Tifa Chen (iTunes)
“Blue”, Tiësto featuring Stevie Appleton (iTunes)
“Bulletproof”, The Score featuring XYLØ (iTunes)
“Change Your Heart”, Audrey Mika (iTunes)
“Collect Calls”, Quando Rondo (iTunes)
“Daphne Blue (Acoustic)”, The Band CAMINO (iTunes)
“Dark Thoughts”, Kyd The Band (iTunes)
“Don’t Waste My Time”, Usher featuring Ella Mai (iTunes)
“Evil Twin”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Famous Hoes”, NLE Choppa (iTunes)
“Favorite Part Of Me (R3HAB Remix)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Fill The Crown”, Poppy (iTunes)
“Forever Young (Triple J)”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“Friends Don’t Kiss Friends (Measure For Measure Remix)”, Studio Black featuring Emily Burns (iTunes)
“Future Nostalgia”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Gimme Brain”, Travis Barker featuring Lil Wayne & Rick Ross (iTunes)
“Go In”, Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Hearts In Halves”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“Here Comes A Feeling”, Louis The Child, Naomi Wild & Couros (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Know”, Goldhouse & Mokita (iTunes)
“I Love Sausage Rolls”, LadBaby (iTunes)
“I Luv U”, Sofia Carson & R3HAB (iTunes)
“Ice Cold”, K CAMP (iTunes)
“It’s Christmas Time”, Macklemore featuring Dan Caplen (iTunes)
“Jungle Out There”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Jay Sean (iTunes)
“Love No More (Duet)”, Cody Lovaas & Cailin Russo (iTunes)
“Mad (Stripped)”, Brandon Colbein (iTunes)
“Magic”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“Make You Mine”, PUBLIC & Danielle Bradbery (iTunes)
“Memories (Dillion Francis Remix)”, Maroon 5 (iTunes)
“Mind Is A Prison”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“Montage”, Super Duper (iTunes)
“No One’s Gonna Ever Love U”, Delacey (iTunes)
“Overthink”, GRAACE (iTunes)
“Pearl Cadillac”, Gary Clark Jr. featuring Andra Day (iTunes)
“Pick U Up (Dr. Iceman Remix)”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Please Don’t Touch”, RAYE (iTunes)
“Red Eye”, 7715 (iTunes)
“Resentment”, Kesha featuring Brian Wilson & Sturgill Simpson (iTunes)
“Run It”, Midnight Kids featuring Annika Wells (iTunes)
“Runaway”, Hayley Kiyoko (iTunes)
“Salt”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Sex & Stardust”, ZZ Ward (iTunes)
“So I Don’t Let Me Down”, Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Someone To Break Your Heart”, Emma Jensen (iTunes)
“Sweater”, Codeko featuring Stela Cole (iTunes)
“Sweettalk My Heart (Jeremy Olander Remix)”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“The Christmas Song”, Alicia Keys (iTunes)
“Trying My Best”, Anson Seabra (iTunes)
“Under The Moon”, 070 Shake (iTunes)
“Warned You”, Carly Rose (iTunes)
“We Got Love (Joel Corry Remix)”, Sigala featuring Ella Henderson (iTunes)
“You Have Stolen My Heart”, Brian Fallon (iTunes)
“You Win”, Olivia Noelle (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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 29, 2019)

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. PGTC wishes a very sweet new year to all of our readers celebrating Rosh Hashanah, which begins tonight. Let’s see what’s sweet and sticky at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THIS “HURTS” TOO: Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts” remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart for the second week, losing about 350 spins from last week’s published update. The song also climbs to #6 and #10 on the Urban and Hot AC lists, respectively. The tune should have enough of a lead to manage a third week at the top, though Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved” (up 4-3) will begin to challenge it in the next few weeks.

Three songs find themselves entering the top 40 this week, led by the current Alternative radio single by Twenty One Pilots. “The Hype”, a top five hit at that format, rises from 41-36 here, becoming the duo’s sixth top 40 entry on the Top 40 list. Alessia Cara is also new to the region with “Rooting For You”, her tenth top 40 track, which leaps from 44-38. Also on the move is Saweetie‘s “My Type”, a recent #1 song on the Rhythmic chart, which bounces from 46-39. It’s her first top 40 song on the Top 40 chart.

The week’s top 50 entries are led by a newcomer, Ali Gatie, who checks in at #48 with his viral release “It’s You”. At #49, “Harder” pairs Jax Jones with Bebe Rexha for their first charting collaboration. Finally, at #50, Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine combine for “I’m Not Alright”, which is already receiving solid airplay in the duo’s native Canada.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 6, 2019

Hollywood’s swinging.

Lots of fun finds are here for the first release date of September, including a big album that’s sure to Post giant numbers. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

POST MALONE – Hollywood’s Bleeding (iTunes)
Features: several larger streaming and radio hits like “Circles”, the Young Thug-assisted “Goodbyes”, “Wow” and more

Notable albums out this week: Aitch‘s AitcH20 (iTunes), Barns Courtney‘s 404 (iTunes), Foy Vance‘s To Memphis (iTunes), Home Free‘s Dive Bar Saints (iTunes), Jax Jones‘s Snacks (Supersize) (iTunes), Lindsey Stirling‘s Artemis (iTunes), Mahalia‘s Love And Compromise (iTunes), Melanie Martinez‘s K-12 (iTunes), MUNA‘s Saves The World (iTunes), RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s Solace Remixed (iTunes), Sister Hazel‘s Earth (iTunes), Sleeping With Sirens‘s How It Feels To Be Lost (iTunes), The Highwomen‘s The Highwomen (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Alessia Cara‘s This Summer (iTunes), David Spekter‘s Elephant (iTunes), Death Cab For Cutie‘s The Blue (iTunes), FRND‘s Adventures Of The FRNDship: Issue 1 (iTunes), Mallrat‘s Driving Music (iTunes), Phangs‘s A_Wreck (iTunes), Snow Patrol‘s Reworked 2 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“49-99”, Tiwa Savage (iTunes)
“Actress”, Delacey (iTunes)
“Ain’t Together”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Always There”, Greta Van Fleet (iTunes)
“Back To You”, Hudson Taylor (iTunes)
“Bad Habit”, Zach Sorgen (iTunes)
“Bad Idea!”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“Bathroom Floor”, Maddie & Tae (iTunes)
“Better Than You Loved Me”, Aaron Smith (iTunes)
“Bipolar”, Kiiara (iTunes)
“Butter”, Snow Tha Product (iTunes)
“Carry Me Away”, John Mayer (iTunes)
“Casual” and “Middle Name”, Thomston (iTunes)
“Catching Feelings”, Drax Project featuring Six60 (iTunes)
“Cold”, R.Lum.R (iTunes)
“Comfort Crowd”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Compromise”, Gallant featuring Sabrina Claudio (iTunes)
“Control”, Garrett Kato (iTunes)
“Dark Circles”, Ryan Beatty (iTunes)
“Delusional”, Youngr featuring Ilselena (iTunes)
“Did It To Myself”, Orla Gartland (iTunes)
“Dirty Laundry”, Danny Brown (iTunes)
“Dream Girl”, Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“Easy”, Next Town Down featuring 6LACK (iTunes)
“Factor In”, Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
“Fade Out (Dark Heart Remix)”, Seeb with Olivia O’Brien & Space Primates (iTunes)
“Falling Down (SYML Remix)”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“February 2017”, Charli XCX featuring Clairo & Yaeji (iTunes)
“Feel Up”, Pia Mia & YG (iTunes)
“Flickers”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“For Your Eyes Only”, Cashmere Cat (iTunes)
“Got Off Easy”, Kevin Griffin (iTunes)
“Green Eyes”, Joseph (iTunes)
“Hallelujah”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Hard Liquor” and “Tip It Back”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Hey, I’m Just Like You”, Tegan & Sara (iTunes)
“High School”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Homecoming Queen?”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“Hurts”, Wafia featuring Louis The Child & Whethan (iTunes)
“I Believe In Us”, WILD (iTunes)
“I Know”, Rence (iTunes)
“I Need You More Than You Want Me”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“I Really Wish I Hated You”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“I Remember”, Patrick James (iTunes)
“I Wish”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Innit”, Drumaq (iTunes)
“Intro” and “Pink”, Two Feet (iTunes)
“In The Middle”, Alesso & SUMR CAMP (iTunes)
“Kill My Mind”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Know Your Heart”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“Let It Be Me”, Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Letting Go”, Dotan (iTunes)
“Liar” and “Shameless”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Living Proof”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Love Me Less”, MAX featuring Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Marry Those Eyes”, MKTO (iTunes)
“Missing Home”, Flora Cash (iTunes)
“More”, Electric Guest (iTunes)
“Never Change”, Don Diablo (iTunes)
“Nobody’s Perfect”, Fire Jane (iTunes)
“No Hard Feelings”, Melii (iTunes)
“Oh No!!!”, Grandson (iTunes)
“Over”, Tyron Hapi & Babet (iTunes)
“Over You”, HOLYCHILD (iTunes)
“Pick U Up”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Pill For This”, Sam DeRosa (iTunes)
“Pretty Bitchin'”, Miranda Lambert (iTunes)
“Purple Hat”, Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“Pyro”, Aaron Carter (iTunes)
“Really Don’t Like U”, Tove Lo featuring Kylie Minogue (iTunes)
“Rollin'”, Hootie & The Blowfish (iTunes)
“Sanremo”, MIKA (iTunes)
“See You Soon”, Kim Churchill (iTunes)
“Sounds Of The Skeng”, Stormzy (iTunes)
“Strange”, Celeste (iTunes)
“Summer’s Over”, Elijah The Boy (iTunes)
“Superpower”, Adam Lambert (iTunes)
“The Runner”, Foals (iTunes)
“Time For You”, Taio Cruz featuring Wonder Studio (iTunes)
“Torn (KREAM Remix)”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Treehouse”, James Arthur with Ty Dolla $ign & Shotty Horroh (iTunes)
“Two Commas”, Poo Bear (iTunes)
“Violence”, Grimes & i_o (iTunes)
“Walk Alone”, The Him (iTunes)
“Wanted”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Where We’re From”, Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Why Do You Love Me (Klingande Remix)”, Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“Woman Lover Powerful”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Younger”, Jonas Blue & HRVY (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Charli XCX, Korn, The Lumineers 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 (August 13, 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: Ariana Grande and Social House are decorating the house here at the top for a second week, while two new titles are knocking at the door in the top five. Let’s add ’em up:

ONE CROWDED HOUSE: Despite some decent competition, Grande and Social House’s “Boyfriend” picks up 34 more adds for its second week on the survey, landing ahead of Jax Jones and Bebe Rexha‘s “Harder” in second place with a total of 24 stations during its impact week. Meanwhile, Twenty One Pilots finish in third place, only one station behind Jones and Rexha, with “The Hype”, which sees a solid increase in adds from last week’s early action. While “Boyfriend” is currently racing through the top 20 at the format, look for “Harder” and “The Hype” to make their top 50 debuts in the next couple of weeks.

Charting releases by NF, Sam Smith and Zara Larsson are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look for Katy Perry‘s “Small Talk” to talk its way onto more than a few Top 40 playlists next week; it had nine early adds today.

1. ARIANA GRANDE & SOCIAL HOUSE, “Boyfriend” (Republic)
2. JAX JONES & BEBE REXHA, “Harder” (Interscope)
3. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “The Hype” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
4. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
5. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
6-T. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
6-T. LIL TECCA, “Ransom” (Galactic/Republic)
6-T. SAM SMITH, “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)
9-T. ILLENIUM & JON BELLION, “Good Things Fall Apart” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
9-T. SAM FELDT featuring RANI, “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
9-T. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 12-13, 2019)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are two singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

JAX JONES & BEBE REXHA – “Harder” (Interscope)
Album: Snacks (2019)
Past T40 History: Jones barely hit the top 40 in 2017 with the RAYE-assisted “You Don’t Know Me”, earning three weeks at #40.

TWENTY ONE PILOTS – “The Hype” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
Album: Trench (2018)
Past T40 History: Both “Chlorine” (#29 peak) and “My Blood” (#30) from the same album made the top two on Alternative radio.

Next week: expect Katy Perry‘s “Small Talk”, which was released on Friday, to chat up the top spot.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 21, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, a new weekly 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: Dua Lipa hopes that “One” turns into four, Jax Jones and Raye throw shapes, but not “of you”, and Rag’N’Bone Man delivers a ditty with “Human” touch. The way I want to touch you is through a bit of commentary, so be the Tennille to my Captain of these charts, won’t you?

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DUA: With two top 40 hits to date, and a third top 50 single, the musical marriage of Dua Lipa and the CHR radio panel has been a rocky one, which is a shame. Luckily, they’re still committed, thanks to some commitments for her latest U.S. single, “Be The One”. It’s the Most Added record at the format this week, picking up 31 stations. Lipa is currently on the chart with two of those aforementioned songs, “No Lie” (#47, with Sean Paul) and “Scared To Be Lonely” (#28, with Martin Garrix). The former is headed down, while the latter is moving up. Will this “be the one” that takes her to the top ten and gets her album out? Will programmers keep paying her lip-a service? I don’t have a crystal ball, but I do have high hopes for it.

THE “BEST” OF WHAT’S “GOOD”: With so many artists of different genres continuing to surprise the music world with their crazy collaborations, it’s only fitting that we talk about two additional songs. However, these two pop bops sure have some musical muscle; both songs impact next week, so be sure to watch out for some higher numbers a week from now. Of course, you can check back here and see all the action unfold.

One is G-Eazy and Kehlani‘s duet called “Good Life”, which is new at 23 new stations this week. This is one of the tracks from the upcoming soundtrack to The Fate Of The Furious, with both the album and movie due on April 14. For most of the stations here, it will be the first time a Kehlani single makes it onto their playlist, though the performer has some previous history at the Rhythmic and Urban formats. We’ll see if it can do better than the fourth Most Added slot next week.

The other teams Machine Gun Kelly and Hailee Steinfeld on a song called “At My Best”, which comes in with a slightly higher 25 stations and the second Most Added title. Of course, the rapper is coming off his huge chart-topping hit “Bad Things”, featuring ex-Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello. It spent two weeks at #1 in February. Steinfeld’s collected three top 40 hits of her own since 2015, but it was that third single, “Starving” (with Zedd and Grey), that slowly took her to three non-consecutive weeks at #5 in January. At this point, it has the potential to be next week’s Most Added record, so stay tuned to this blog for more!

JUMPIN’ JAX: 29-year-old producer Jax Jones is largely unknown to a U.S. audience. In fact, his feature on Duke Dumont‘s “I Got U” (#48, 8/17/14) is his sole chart appearance to date. However, that may change soon with the launch of his recent top five single across Europe, “You Don’t Know Me”, which features singer Raye. Upon impact, the song scores 22 adds this week, which is good for the fifth Most Added slot. Jumpin’ Jax flash, it’s a smash smash smash. (Well, I hope it is. I would throw shapes to “Don’t” any time it comes on the radio.) This may turn out to be too risky of a choice for some stations, but I certainly approve it.

HE’S THE MAN: Only one single in this week’s report recently spent six weeks at #1 on my personal chart; needless to say, I’m a little (a lot) biased when it comes to Rag’N’Bone Man‘s “Human”. The massive European hit has already gone to #1 on two radio formats in the U.S., Alternative and Triple A, while it continues to make some moves at Hot AC and CHR/Top 40. At the latter, it’s new at 16 stations, which places it as the eighth Most Added song of the week. In the last decade, we’ve had humanly hits at the pop format from The Killers (#35, 1/18/09) and Christina Perri (#31, 5/18/14). You know, all those singles did much better on my own chart; can somebody make me a gatekeeper already?

1. DUA LIPA, “Be The One” (Warner Bros.)
2. MACHINE GUN KELLY featuring HAILEE STEINFELD, “At My Best” (Republic/Bad Boy/Interscope)
3. FLO RIDA & 99 PERCENT, “Cake” (APG/Atlantic)
4. G-EAZYKEHLANI, “Good Life” (Atlantic/RRP)
5-T. JASON DERULO featuring NICKI MINAJ and TY DOLLA $IGN, “Swalla” (Beluga Heights/Warner Bros.)
5-T. JAX JONES featuring RAYE“You Don’t Know Me” (Interscope)
7. STARGATE featuring P!NK and SIA“Waterfall” (RCA)
8. RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Human” (Columbia)
9-T. CALVIN HARRIS featuring FRANK OCEAN & MIGOS, “Slide” (Columbia)
9-T. KYLE featuring LIL YACHTY, “iSpy” (Indie-Pop/Atlantic)
9-T. LORDE, “Green Light” (Lava/Republic)

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A Deeper Love: The House For House This Summer

Those great grooves out of Europe keep coming this summer as house music, aided by sampled compositions, continue to dominate the surveys. Credit it under as many sub-categories as you wish: deep house, electro house, handbag house, etc.: it’s whatever gets people onto the floor and swaying to the beat. Here are two more releases to check out, and they keep it “deep”, to the point that both are out the same week. How deep is their love? I really need to learn and so do you too. Here we are then:

It's always darkest before the Dawn.

It’s always darkest before the Dawn.

Label: 3 Beat/Spinnin’ / Release Date: August 11

Sometimes, it’s all about collaboration, and this one’s certainly got many layers to it. Holland-based producer Dawn mixes it up with the Netherlands duo on this single, sampling both Keyshia Cole‘s “Shoulda Let You Go” and an absolute dance classic, “Show Me Love” from Robin S. “Deep” may have been pushed back two weeks from in its initial July 28 date, but the hot track is already in the top 100 on Shazam in the U.K. and is looking forward to a lofty debut on the charts once it’s released in August. Some may say that it comes to soon after SecondCity‘s “I Wanna Feel”; less than two months ago, the song went onto the Singles Chart at #1 and was heavily based around a loop of Toni Braxton‘s “You’re Makin’ Me High”. However, this very much stands on its own, and the reaction thus far from both tagging and streaming of the music video is extremely encouraging. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it just debuted on my personal chart this week. Be on the lookout for it.

He's got U.

He’s got U.

JAX JONES – “Go Deep”
Label: Blasé Boys Club / Release Date: August 11

If you’re familiar with Duke Dumont, then you probably know who Jones is. Earlier this year, he served as the featured guest and producer on a former U.K. #1 tune, “I Got U”. It also topped the U.S. based Hot Dance/Club Play chart in June. The vocalist on that and “Deep” is Kelli-Leigh Henry-Davila; she also performed the female lead on the aforementioned “I Wanna Feel” and provides background vocals on a track on Iggy Azalea‘s The New Classic. She’s certainly getting lots of attention, and when it comes to this latest release, I hope that momentum keeps on building. Sampling a piece of the 1998 single by Janet Jackson, also titled “Go Deep”, Jones’s single is a nice and chilled-out summer cut that’s ready for some serious action on the radio and in the clubs… at least in Europe. Given the familiarity of the names, this should start to lift off sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, you can catch Jones enjoying the sun and playing the occasional set over in Ibiza.

Once those two go head-to-head in a month’s time, which one will end up on top? Let me know! Comment below or click on the “Get Social!” tab above to find PGTC on Facebook and Twitter.

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