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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 1, 2021

On sale now, loves.

It’s the start of October and the fall brings lots of love to this week’s New Music Friday review, including the latest albums from Brandi Carlile, JoJo and Meek Mill, as well as new singles from Elton John, Limp Bizkit and TWICE. Everybody’s going gaga over these releases:

Notable albums out this week: Asking Alexandria‘s See What’s On The Inside (Stream), Brandi Carlile‘s In These Silent Days (Stream), Client Liaison‘s Divine Intervention (Stream), Felix Jaehn‘s Breathe (Stream), Headie One‘s Too Loyal For My Own Good (Stream), Icewear Vezzo‘s Rich Off Pints 2 (Stream), Jeremy Zucker‘s Crusher (Stream), JoJo‘s Trying Not To Think About It (Stream), Logan Mize‘s Welcome To Prairieville (Stream), Mads Langer‘s Where Oceans Meet (Stream), Meek Mill‘s Expensive Pain (Stream), RAY BLK‘s Access Denied (Stream), The Doobie Brothers‘s Liberté (Stream), The Script‘s Tales From The Script: Greatest Hits (Stream), Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga‘s Love For Sale (Stream), Wage War‘s Manic (Stream), No Time To Die (Soundtrack) (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Carter Ace‘s The One And Lonely (Stream), Goody Grace‘s Nostalgia Kills (Stream), Jacob Sartorius‘s Lost But Found (Stream), Jake Wesley Rogers‘s Pluto (Stream), Leah Kate‘s What Just Happened? (Stream), Lily Rose‘s Stronger Than I Am (Stream), Lonr.‘s Land Of Nothing Real 2 (Stream), Noah Davis‘s F*ck Flowers (Stream), Oliver Tree & Little Big‘s Welcome To The Internet (Stream), Pia Mia‘s My Side (Stream), R.I.Pablo‘s Bug Lyf (Stream), Rudie Edwards‘s Worst Ways (Stream), Valley‘s Last Birthday (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“5’1”, Greta Isaac (Stream)
“6AM”, Fly By Midnight (Stream)
“Airplane Thoughts”, Dhruv (Stream)
“Anthony Kiedis” and “Front Tooth”, Remi Wolf (Stream)
“Asteroid”, 1990Nowhere (Stream)
“B*tch (I Said It)”, Sody (Stream)
“Blessed And Free”, Kane Brown & H.E.R. (Stream)
“Bond Girl”, Anna Mae (Stream)
“Bout That”, Kent Jones featuring Rick Ross (Stream)
“Break The Silence”, Robert Grace (Stream)
“Burn It All Down”, League Of Legends & PVRIS (Stream)
“Burning Bridges (Up Close/Acoustic)”, Sigrid (Stream)
“C U L8R”, Arizona Zervas (Stream)
“Catch Me”, Levi Evans (Stream)
“Chicken Wings”, Samm Henshaw (Stream)
“Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones)”, Norah Jones (Stream)
“Come Back”, Skizzy Mars & Marc E. Bassy (Stream)
“Come Back As A Country Boy”, Blake Shelton (Stream)
“Crave”, Years & Years (Stream)
“Dad Vibes”, Limp Bizkit (Stream)
“Day One”, JLS (Stream)
“Devil On My Shoulder”, Chelsea Cutler (Stream)
“Different People”, HAVEN & Alexander Stewart (Stream)
“Do Something”, Blithe (Stream)
“Don’t Let The Neighbourhood Hear”, Oh Wonder (Stream)
“Drifting Away”, Sam Austins (Stream)
“Dry”, Rancid Eddie (Stream)
“Dumped”, Aidan Bissett (Stream)
“Every Guy Ever”, Charlotte Sands (Stream)
“Everything I’m Missing”, Clear Eyes & Marian Hill (Stream)
“Ex”, Omarion featuring Bow Wow & Soulja Boy (Stream)
“Feel Good”, Mondo Cozmo (Stream)
“Feels Like”, Gracie Abrams (Stream)
“Finish Line”, Elton John & Stevie Wonder (Stream)
“For The Record”, Yo Gotti (Stream)
“Forever”, Flight Facilities featuring BROODS (Stream)
“Fue Mejor”, Kali Uchis & SZA (Stream)
“Generation Of Me”, Tor Miller (Stream)
“Go Easy Kid”, Monica Martin (Stream)
“God Complex (Mojo)”, Poutyface (Stream)
“Grade A”, Spill Tab featuring JAWNY (Stream)
“Here Comes The Night”, Agnes (Stream)
“Hole In My Heart”, Louis The Child & Livingston (Stream)
“Hunter’s Moon”, Ghost (Stream)
“Hurricane”, Cheat Codes & Grey featuring Tyson Ritter (Stream)
“I Don’t Want To Talk”, Wallows (Stream)
“I Just Wanna Know”, Jade Novah (Stream)
“Last One Standing”, Skylar Grey, Polo G, Mozzy & Eminem (Stream)
“Lemme Find Out”, Bino Rideaux & Roddy Ricch (Stream)
“Let It Snow! (2021)”, Michael Bublé (Stream)
“Let U Go”, Joey Knight (Stream)
“Like A Boy”, Lauren Weintraub featuring JORDY (Stream)
“Lipstick”, Penny Lame (Stream)
“Lonely Like Me”, Kevin Garrett (Stream)
“Made From The Stars”, Aloe Blacc (Stream)
“Maggots” and “Panic Attacks In Paradise”, Ashnikko (Stream)
“Make Believe”, Cian Ducrot (Stream)
“Mamacita”, Havelock (Stream)
“Material Things”, Johnny Stimson (Stream)
“MIA”, Forrest Nolan (Stream)
“MVP”, Slimdan (Stream)
“My Name”, Peg Parnevik (Stream)
“Please Don’t Walk Away”, PJ Morton (Stream)
“Poke It Out”, Wale & J. Cole (Stream)
“Pondicherry”, DJ Snake & Malaa (Stream)
“Predictable”, Aldn (Stream)
“Really Wanna Dance With You”, New Rules (Stream)
“Ride Or Die”, Sabrina Sterling featuring Griffin Lancaster (Stream)
“Rise”, Calum Scott (Stream)
“Roadside”, Mahalia featuring AJ Tracey (Stream)
“Rushing Water”, Sting (Stream)
“Same Side”, Dylan Dunlap (Stream)
“Sing”, Jon Batiste & Tori Kelly (Stream)
“Smallest Things”, Lily Meola (Stream)
“Sobriety”, Jessie Murph (Stream)
“Someone Else”, Dylan (Stream)
“Someone New”, Elijah Woods (Stream)
“Spit Of You”, Sam Fender (Stream)
“Superman”, Reiley (Stream)
“Supertropicali”, Fleurie (Stream)
“Teardrinker”, Mastodon (Stream)
“The Beachland Ballroom”, IDLES (Stream)
“The Feels”, TWICE (Stream)
“The Phalanx”, Trivium (Stream)
“Tokyo”, Finn Askew (Stream)
“Troubles A’ Comin'”, The Rolling Stones (Stream)
“Truck Songs”, Angel Du$t (Stream)
“Trust Fund Babies”, Lil Wayne featuring Rich The Kid (Stream)
“U F*cked It 4 Me”, Munn (Stream)
“U Look Stupid”, LØLØ (Stream)
“Under Dusk”, Harrison Storm & Enna Blake (Stream)
“Us”, Hannah Ellis (Stream)
“Vibe”, Skip Marley & Popcaan (Stream)
“Wait A Minute”, Arlie (Stream)
“Want It All”, Burna Boy featuring Polo G (Stream)
“Wasted Days”, John Mellencamp & Bruce Springsteen (Stream)
“Wet Dream”, Wet Leg (Stream)
“With A Woman You Love”, Justin Moore (Stream)
“Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To”, Courtney Barnett (Stream)

Next week, the new albums from Old DominionReba McEntire and Trivium 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 February 5, 2021

What’s “Up” this week?

The big game is this weekend, but the big releases for New Music Friday include winning albums from the Foo Fighters and Hayley Williams and touchdown-worthy tracks from Cardi B and Dan + Shay. Now, let’s get to the play-by-play action:

Notable albums out this week: Apollo LTD‘s Nothing Is Ordinary. Everything Is Beautiful. (iTunes), Black Coffee‘s Subconsciously (iTunes), Foo Fighters‘s Medicine At Midnight (iTunes), Hayley Williams‘s Flowers For Vases/Descansos (iTunes), Jimi Somewhere‘s Nothing Gold Can Stay (iTunes), Pooh Shiesty‘s Shiesty Season (iTunes), Smith & Thell‘s Pixie’s Parasol (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Hope D‘s Cash Only (iTunes), Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler‘s Brent II (iTunes), Sarah Barrios‘s Conversations With Myself (iTunes), The Aces‘s Under My Influence (Bonus Tracks) (iTunes), VanJess‘s Homegrown (iTunes), We The Kings‘s Saga (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“5 To 9”, Dolly Parton (iTunes)
“80’s Movie”, Pilar Victoria (iTunes)
“American Cliché”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“Bad Bad News”, Tai Verdes (iTunes)
“Bad Girl”, Daya (iTunes)
“Beautiful Things Can Happen”, Leslie Odom, Jr. (iTunes)
“Blueberry”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Daughters”, Neil Young (iTunes)
“Easier Said Than Done”, Dreamer Boy (iTunes)
“Every Small Town”, Ben Gallaher (iTunes)
“Fancy”, Xie (iTunes)
“Floating Through Space”, Sia x David Guetta (iTunes)
“Get High”, Chet Faker (iTunes)
“Glad You Exist”, Dan + Shay (iTunes)
“Glam!”, Allie X (iTunes)
“GNF (OKOKOK)”, Polo G (iTunes)
“Good Problems (Remix)”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“Happy Hour”, Felix Cartal & Kiiara (iTunes)
“Hate You + Love You”, Cheat Codes featuring AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Headsick”, USERx featuring Manchester Orchestra (iTunes)
“Heathen”, Lauren Auder (iTunes)
“Hoopla”, KyleYouMadeThat & NLE Choppa (iTunes)
“I’m A King”, Bobby Sessions & Megan Thee Stallion (iTunes)
“Insane”, Sky McCreery (iTunes)
“Isabelle”, Zach Hood (iTunes)
“Last Day”, Two Friends featuring Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Let’s Buy A House”, Tony Ferrari featuring Grace Grundy (iTunes)
“Line Without A Hook”, Ricky Montgomery featuring Mxmtoon (iTunes)
“Mama Don’t Know”, Ruben (iTunes)
“Moon”, Karl Benjamin (iTunes)
“My Bad”, Teddy Swims (iTunes)
“Not Around”, Ritt Momney (iTunes)
“Not Usually Like This”, Cian Ducrot (iTunes)
“One More”, SG Lewis featuring Nile Rodgers (iTunes)
“Out In The Cold”, Carole King (iTunes)
“Out Of Ordinary”, Oliver Tree (iTunes)
“Pine”, Unusual Demont (iTunes)
“Pressure”, Martin Garrix featuring Tove Lo (iTunes)
“Provide”, G-Eazy featuring Chris Brown & Mark Morrison (iTunes)
“Something Stupid”, Jonas Blue featuring AWA (iTunes)
“Somewhere Else”, Louis The Child & BabyJake (iTunes)
“Stay Close”, SYML (iTunes)
“Stay In”, Llusion featuring LoveLeo (iTunes)
“Strangers”, Black Pumas featuring Lucius (iTunes)
“That Ain’t Me No More”, Matt Stell (iTunes)
“The Great Divide”, Luke Combs & Billy Strings (iTunes)
“Things Are Different”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Time Today”, Moneybagg Yo (iTunes)
“Trombone”, AronChupa & Little Sis Nora (iTunes)
“Up”, Cardi B (iTunes)
“We Outside”, Smokepurpp & Lil Mosey (iTunes)
“What Other People Say”, Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“You Still Think Of Me”, Jordin Sparks (iTunes)

Next week, the current albums by Florida Georgia Line, Pale Waves and Pentatonix 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 (August 16, 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. For all the sugary sounds, chewy chart stats and more, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

MORE MELON, MAN: Harry Styles holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for a third week with “Watermelon Sugar”, down less than 100 spins vs. last week’s chart. The track is now approaching the top five on the Hot AC chart and reaches the top 20 on the AC radio list. “Watermelon” will easily score a juicy fourth week on top, as it paces well ahead of the song at #2.

This week’s top 40 action is fairly limited, with the Zedd and Jasmine Thompson collaboration “Funny” climbing into the region with a 42-40 move. This is the 16th top 40 entry for Zedd and the first for Thompson. Blasting into the top 50, Miley Cyrus has the top debut at #41 with “Midnight Sky”, taken from her upcoming She Is Miley Cyrus album. Further down, Saweetie‘s “Tap In” is in at #47, while Jeremy Zucker‘s “Supercuts” is super new at #49. Both soloists are aiming for their second top 40 entries here.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 4, 2020)

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: Billie Eilish tries to predict the future on the pop format and channels it into a win on the report. Let’s add ’em up:

WELCOME TO THE “FUTURE”: With 78 stations on impact, Billie Eilish’s “My Future” takes on the present at pop radio, as it easily secures the top spot on this week’s adds report. The single leaped into top 40 on last Sunday’s published chart, becoming her fifth top 40 entry to date. It also takes second place on the report at Alternative radio, where it picks up another 20 stations.

The only other major impacting track of note is a collaboration from J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy. With a total of 27 stations on impact, “Un Dia (One Day)” finishes in fifth place. It ranked in second place on the report at Rhythmic radio, finding 18 additional stations there.

Charting singles from Avenue Beat, Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, including data on the current Rhythmic and Urban radio hit from Saweetie.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BILLIE EILISH, “My Future” (Darkroom/Interscope)
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Cardigan” (Republic)
3. JUICE WRLD & MARSHMELLO, “Come & Go” (Grade A/Interscope)
4. MAROON 5, “Nobody’s Love” (222/Interscope)
5. J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY, “Un Dia (One Day)” (UMLE/Republic)
6. AVENUE BEAT, “F2020” (Tape Room/Valory-in2une)
7. JEREMY ZUCKER, “Supercuts” (Republic)
8. TOPIC & A7S, “Breaking Me” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
9. DJ KHALED featuring DRAKE, “Popstar” (We The Best/OVO/Republic-Epic)
10-T. CHRIS BROWN x YOUNG THUG, “Go Crazy” (RCA-300 Ent.)
10-T. ZOE WEES, “Control” (Caroline)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 28, 2020)

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: terrific triple digit wins for Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift‘s latest releases. Let’s add ’em up:

“NOBODY’S” SUPPOSED TO BE HERE: After a day of heavy action, Maroon 5’s “Nobody’s Love” secures the love of the radio panel, picking up 143 Top 40 stations on impact. Finishing in a strong second place, Swift’s “Cardigan” warms up with 110 adds. At this time, the former is headed for a top 30 move by the weekend, while the latter should make a larger debut within the top 40.

Impacting singles from DJ Khaled and Drake (#4), Jeremy Zucker (#6) and Jonas Blue and MAX (#8) also reached the top ten on impact, but with significantly smaller totals. “Popstar” is already inside the top 50 at the format. The latter two entries could enter the region (with continued support) during the latter part of August.

Charting singles from Avenue Beat and the late Juice WRLD returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MAROON 5, “Nobody’s Love” (222/Interscope)
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Cardigan” (Republic)
3. JUICE WRLD & MARSHMELLO, “Come & Go” (Grade A/Interscope)
4. DJ KHALED featuring DRAKE, “Popstar” (We The Best/OVO/Republic-Epic)
5. AVENUE BEAT, “F2020” (Tape Room/Valory-in2une)
6. JEREMY ZUCKER, “Supercuts” (Republic)
7. ZARA LARSSON, “Love Me Land” (Epic)
8-T. JONAS BLUE & MAX, “Naked” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
8-T. KANE BROWN, SWAE LEE & KHALID, “Be Like That” (RCA-Interscope)
8-T. TOPIC & A7S, “Breaking Me” (Astralwerks/Capitol)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 17, 2020

Da new releases are here.

The reopening of the U.S. may be several weeks away, but you can reopen your digital service of choice and play the new releases by DaBaby, Fiona Apple and Jeremy Zucker, as well as songs from Kehlani, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, Sam Smith and more. Let’s get to it, baby:

DABABY – Blame It On Baby (iTunes)
Features: collaborations with Future, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch and more

Notable albums out this week: DVSN‘s A Muse In Her Feelings (iTunes), EOB‘s Earth (iTunes), Fiona Apple‘s Fetch The Bolt Cutters (iTunes), Fredo Bang‘s Most Hated (iTunes), Jeremy Zucker‘s Love Is Not Dying (iTunes), Kenny Mason‘s Angelic Hoodrat (iTunes), Rina Sawayama‘s Sawayama (iTunes), Ron Sexsmith‘s Hermitage (iTunes), The-Dream‘s SXTP4 (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Cravity‘s Hideout: Remember Who We Are (iTunes), Incubus‘s Trust Fall (Side B) (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“@ Meh”, Playboi Carti (iTunes)
“2 Cents”, Rainsford (iTunes)
“50ft.”, Lauren Jauregui (iTunes)
“After All”, Jackson Penn (iTunes)
“All My Friends (Lost In The Soft Light Sessions)”, Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“All That’s Left Is Love”, Angels & Airwaves (iTunes)
“Automatic (Tyler, The Creator Remix)”, La Roux (iTunes)
“Avalanche”, Lyon Hart (iTunes)
“Backbone”, Kaleo (iTunes)
“Before I Go”, Mimi Webb (iTunes)
“Bigger Love”, John Legend (iTunes)
“Bloodshot”, Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Brave”, Ruston Kelly (iTunes)
“Casino”, Ashton Travis & Chase B (iTunes)
“Catch Up”, Chloe x Halle featuring Swae Lee & Mike WiLL Made-It (iTunes)
“Champagne Night”, Lady Antebellum (iTunes)
“Change My Mind”, Cappa featuring Yuppycult (iTunes)
“Check Your Phone”, Cheap Cuts featuring Pete Wentz (iTunes)
“Coachella”, Reyna (iTunes)
“Coffee”, Kelly Rowland (iTunes)
“Cold Beer Calling My Name”, Jameson Rodgers featuring Luke Combs (iTunes)
“Crowd My Mind”, “Gabrielle” and “Where The Heart Is”, Brett Eldredge (iTunes)
“Dandelion”, Gabbie Hanna (iTunes)
“Details”, Oliver Heldens featuring Boy Matthews (iTunes)
“Devil On My Shoulder”, Kelsy Karter (iTunes)
“Do Si Do”, Diplo & Blanco Brown (iTunes)
“Emerald Eyes”, Anson Seabra (iTunes)
“Everybody Business”, Kehlani (iTunes)
“Everyone Blooms”, The Front Bottoms (iTunes)
“Fade Away”, The Kid LAROI featuring Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Freedom”, Kygo & Zak Abel (iTunes)
“Gimme Love”, Joji (iTunes)
“Glass”, Charlie Cunningham (iTunes)
“Go Dumb”, Y2K featuring Blackbear, The Kid LAROI & Bankrol Hayden (iTunes)
“Goodbye”, Lukr (iTunes)
“Hide And Seek (Don Diablo Remix)”, Danny Olson featuring JT Roach (iTunes)
“Hitting Up My Phone (Pani Adva Pani Jirva)”, Tiagz (iTunes)
“Hollywood Park”, The Airborne Toxic Event (iTunes)
“How I Weep”, Norah Jones (iTunes)
“I Dare You”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“I Got You”, Bazzi (iTunes)
“I Hope”, Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“I Need Someone”, Lostboycrow & DYSN (iTunes)
“I’m Ready”, Sam Smith & Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“If You’re Meant To Come Back”, Justin Jesso (iTunes)
“Innocence”, Jehnny Beth (iTunes)
“Juice”, Sueco The Child (iTunes)
“Keep On Dancing”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Leader Of The Delinquents”, Kid Cudi (iTunes)
“Light Of Love”, Florence + The Machine (iTunes)
“Look For The Good”, Jason Mraz (iTunes)
“Love Letter”, Payton (Moormeier) (iTunes)
“Love You Sober”, RHODES (iTunes)
“Miami”, Noah Cunane (iTunes)
“Midnight Love”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“Mind On Overdrive”, Lucas Estrada, Wave Wave & Kyan Palmer (iTunes)
“Mindreader”, A Day To Remember (iTunes)
“My Love”, Jack (Gilinsky) featuring Don Toliver (iTunes)
“More Than My Hometown”, Morgan Wallen (iTunes)
“No I In Beer”, Brad Paisley (iTunes)
“None For You”, Lola Young (iTunes)
“Nothing Really Matters”, Tiësto & Becky Hill (iTunes)
“On Our Own”, Lime Cordiale (iTunes)
“Out Of Love”, Lil Tecca featuring Internet Money (iTunes)
“Psycho (Remix)”, MASN featuring Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“Ring”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Secret”, 21 Savage x Summer Walker (iTunes)
“See You”, Johnny Orlando (iTunes)
“She Cares”, Patrick Dorgan (iTunes)
“Sick And Tired”, Iann Dior featuring Machine Gun Kelly & Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Slow Down (Remix)”, Skip Marley & H.E.R. featuring Wale (iTunes)
“Stellar”, JXN (iTunes)
“Tears In December”, Rence (iTunes)
“That’s A Fact”, French Montana (iTunes)
“The Beach”, Max Leone (iTunes)
“The Key To Life On Earth”, Declan McKenna (iTunes)
“The Parting Glass (Live)”, Hozier (iTunes)
“They Ain’t Ready”, Becky G (iTunes)
“This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It’s Killing Me)”, The Jaded Hearts Club (iTunes)
“Touch The Sky”, Dan Talevski (iTunes)
“Troublemaker”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Waiting”, Zhavia (iTunes)
“Wasted Love”, Hannah Grace (iTunes)
“What’s Up”, Willa Amai (iTunes)
“Who You Lovin”, LEON (iTunes)
“Wunna”, Gunna (iTunes)
“Yellow Brick Road”, Dylan Cartlidge (iTunes)
“You Broke Me First”, Tate McRae (iTunes)
“You Can’t Hurt A Fool”, Pretenders (iTunes)
“Young”, Livingston (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Awolnation, MXMToon and The 1975 are among the major titles 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 May 3, 2019

All in a Weekend’s listening.

Father’s Day may be more than a month away, but the daddy of this week’s notable releases could come from a band that’s looking for their first #1 album in six years. Sink your teeth into this, because here come the top new albums and singles hitting the market:

JUDAH & THE LION – Pep Talks (iTunes)
Features: “Over My Head”, a top ten Alternative radio hit, and follow-up single “Why Did You Run?”

VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Father Of The Bride (iTunes)
Features: “Harmony Hall”, a recent #1 Triple A and top ten Alternative radio hit, and follow-up single “This Life”

Notable albums out this week: Ashley Tisdale‘s Symptoms (iTunes), Donovan Woods‘s The Other Way (iTunes), Joy Williams‘s Front Porch (iTunes), Passenger‘s Sometimes It’s Something, Sometimes It’s Nothing At All (iTunes), PnB Rock‘s TrapStar Turnt PopStar (iTunes), Sam Grow‘s Love And Whiskey (iTunes), SYML‘s SYML (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music!, Vol. 70 (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Corey Hart‘s Dreaming Time Again (iTunes), Diplo‘s Higher Ground (iTunes), Izzy Bizu‘s Glita (iTunes), Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler‘s Brent (iTunes), Kim Churchill‘s I Am (iTunes), Lo Lo‘s Sweater Collection (iTunes), Mags‘s Conversations I’ve Had With Myself (iTunes), New Dialogue‘s Teach Me How To Feel (iTunes), No Rome‘s Crying In The Prettiest Places (iTunes), Qveen Herby‘s EP 6 (iTunes), Ruben‘s Melancholic (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“28 Grams”, Wolfgang Gartner (iTunes)
“Alligator”, Of Monsters And Men (iTunes)
“All My Friends (Eden Prince Remix)”, AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“All This Love”, Robin Schulz featuring Harlœ (iTunes)
“Bestie”, Bhad Bhabie featuring Megan Thee Stallion (iTunes)
“Body Parts”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Breaking Free”, Jon Lemmon (iTunes)
“Casual Love”, Autograf x The Griswolds (iTunes)
“Close By”, OBB (iTunes)
“Colder When It Rains”, X Lovers (iTunes)
“Drunk Me (R3HAB Remix)”, Mitchell Tenpenny (iTunes)
“Empire”, Nick Fradiani (iTunes)
“Exhale”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Fire Alarm”, Castlecomer featuring Welshly Arms (iTunes)
“Ghosts”, Wylder (iTunes)
“Gimme”, BANKS (iTunes)
“Got My Number”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Gravy Train”, Yung Gravy (iTunes)
“Gucci Down”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Headcase”, Kyan Palmer x Nicopop. (iTunes)
“Hold Me While You Wait”, Lewis Capaldi (iTunes)
“Homicide”, Logic featuring Eminem (iTunes)
“I Just Don’t Care That Much (Acoustic)”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“I Like (The Idea Of) You”, Tessa Violet (iTunes)
“I Lost A Friend”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“I Miss Myself”, NOTD featuring HRVY (iTunes)
“I Need Help!”, Fitz And The Tantrums (iTunes)
“I Rise”, Madonna (iTunes)
“If I Can’t Have You”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Insecurities”, Drumaq (iTunes)
“Joy”, Bastille (iTunes)
“Life”, Conrad Sewell (iTunes)
“Lipstick Stains”, Brasko featuring Saint Pressure (iTunes)
“Love Again”, New Hope Club (iTunes)
“Midnight In Prague”, Lil Xan (iTunes)
“Misfits”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Multiple Choice”, Dawin (iTunes)
“New York City”, Kylie Minogue (iTunes)
“Painkiller”, Ruel (iTunes)
“People Need A Melody”, The Head And The Heart (iTunes)
“Rebel Girl”, Angels & Airwaves (iTunes)
“Rocket Man”, Taron Egerton (iTunes)
“Shadows Will Fall”, Nighttime Crowd featuring Sam Fischer (iTunes)
“Shine (Alex Adair Remix)”, Brother Leo (iTunes)
“Sing It With Me”, JP Cooper featuring Astrid S (iTunes)
“Slo”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Some People Do”, Old Dominion (iTunes)
“Started”, Iggy Azalea (iTunes)
“Taller”, Jamie Cullum (iTunes)
“The Real Thing”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“Tiny Victories”, Christina Perri (iTunes)
“Where We Going”, Josey Greenwell (iTunes)
“You Are The Night”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“You Can Tell Him”, Delta Rae (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Ciara, Parachute and more. 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 (March 24, 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. Time to ring in the new survey, so let’s head up the list and check out what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THE SHAPE OF “RINGS”: Ariana Grande‘s international hit “7 Rings” is safely #1 again at the Top 40 format for a third week, with the nearest competitor still about 3,900 spins away. It remains at #6 on the Rhythmic chart and rises to #15 at Hot AC radio. It should remain at the summit for a fourth week, given its sizable boost of just over 500 spins, as her follow-up single “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” holds outside the top ten at #12. It’s up nearly 1,100 spins versus last week.

After debuting at #45 on last week’s list, Lauv and Troye Sivan‘s “I’m So Tired…” climbs to #37 on this week’s survey, which gives the former his third top 40 single at the format and the latter his fifth. The tune is the highest of three debuts in the top 40, followed by Jeremy Zucker‘s “comethru” (up 42-39) and Jake Miller‘s “Wait For You” (41-40). Zucker’s hit is his first to reach the region, though Miller’s entry is his second and first in 4-1/2 years. That song, “First Flight Home”, got as high as #29 in October 2014.

The top 50 is full of new collaborations landing on the countdown, with “Bones” from Galantis featuring OneRepublic starting at #47 to lead things off. Bryce Vine‘s latest tune, the YG-assisted “La La Land”, follows at #48, which scored 39 stations on Tuesday to become the Most Added title at the format. Finally, the recent Rhythmic and Urban radio chart-topper “Going Bad” enters at #49 for Meek Mill featuring Drake, the latest single from Mill’s 2018 album Championships. Despite a lengthy history at both formats over the last few years, this is his first song to chart at the pop format.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 10, 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. As the Grammy Awards hit the small screen this evening, providing some great performances and equally great wins, let’s see what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

“ME” TIMES THREE: Recent Saturday Night Live host and singer Halsey stays at #1 for a third week with “Without Me” with a small drop in spins from last week. At this time, “Without” is well ahead of competition and is poised to remain at the summit for its fourth week, but this could change around the midweek point. We’ll see what happens. Meanwhile, there’s a massive amount of new entries and big movers towards the bottom half of the survey, so let’s not waste any time and dig into those titles…

The action starts at #30 with newcomer FLETCHER‘s first top 40 tune, “Undrunk”, soaring from #45 last week. It’s the first of five tracks that are new to the region this week, which is followed by “Bad Liar” by Imagine Dragons, moving from 42-32. This is their tenth time in the top 40 at this format. Further down, George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” shoots into the top 40, moving from 41-38. The hit is his first to make the top 40 here since 2015’s “Budapest”, which reached #18 that June. One spot below that single, “Giant” moves from 44-39 for Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man in their first collaboration together. Individually, the two artists collect their 20th and second top 40 songs, respectively. Closing things out, NF scores his third top 40 entry with “If You Want Love”, up 43-40.

There are six (!) additional debuts in the top 50 this week from a range of performers and collaborations: the highest of them is “I’ve Been Waiting” from Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen featuring Fall Out Boy at #43. The new radio single from Ariana Grande‘s thank u, next album, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored”, follows at #44. Ally Brooke scores her first solo hit with the Tyga-assisted “Low Key” at #45, while format newcomer Jeremy Zucker lands at #47 with “comethru”. “Who Do You Love” comes onto the chart at #48 for The Chainsmokers featuring 5 Seconds Of Summer, which is likely to have a solid impact week (as should Grande’s new entry) on Tuesday. Last, but certainly not least, Jake Miller‘s “Wait For You” is in at #50. Phew… that was a lot. Stay tuned for more chart craziness next week.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 5, 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: the Top 40 radio panel is sipping on newcomer FLETCHER‘s single, one of the many standouts in a very busy week at the format. Let’s get undrunk and add ’em up:

FLETCH ME IF YOU CAN: With over half a dozen new titles impacting at the format this week, there were plenty of choices for pop programmers during the current session. One that made a particularly big statement was “Undrunk” by FLETCHER, who may be new to the format, but is certainly known for a number of songs in the streaming world. The song scores with 67 stations to lead the report, up from #7 on last Tuesday’s log. “Undrunk” should soar into the top 40 during the coming days and become official on the published report this coming Sunday.

Singer Ally Brooke, currently on the Top 40 airwaves with a solo single outside of Fifth Harmony, has a fairly decent start with the Tyga-assisted “Low Key”, which keys in the code for 32 stations on impact. The total should be more than enough action to get the song into the top 50 by the weekend. “Low” ties for third place on this week’s list with “I’ve Been Waiting”, a release credited to three performers: Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen with a featured appearance by Fall Out Boy. The latter two acts have reached the top 40 at the format before, and it could be the first (and first posthumous entry) for Lil Peep.

Next week could be a great week for MKTO‘s song “How Can I Forget”, but how will the competition fare, including a forthcoming collaboration from The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds Of Summer? Stay tuned.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. FLETCHER, “Undrunk” (Snapback/Capitol)
2. DUA LIPA, “Swan Song” (Warner Bros.)
3-T. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)
4-T. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
5. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
6. SAM SMITH & NORMANI, “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol-RCA)
7. GREY featuring LÉON, “Want You Back” (Island/Republic)
8-T. ALESSIA CARA, “Out Of Love” (Def Jam)
8-T. DRAX PROJECT featuring HAILEE STEINFELD, “Woke Up Late” (300 Ent./in2une)
10. JAKE MILLER, “Wait For You” (RED)
10-T. JEREMY ZUCKER, “comethru” (Republic)

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