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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 21, 2018

In the mix for Christmas.

Looking for a last-minute gift for the big day? Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

Notable albums out this week: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s Hoodie SZN (iTunes), Chris Webby‘s Next Wednesday (iTunes), JoJo‘s JoJo (2018) (iTunes) and The High Road (2018) (iTunes), Reel Big Fish‘s Life Sucks… Let’s Dance! (iTunes), YoungBoy Never Broke Again‘s Realer (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Christian French‘s Natural Colors (iTunes), Shawn Mendes‘s The Album (Remixes) (iTunes), VÉRITÉ‘s Bunker Studios Sessions (iTunes), A Very Spidey Christmas (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1999 (Carta Remix)”, Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“About U”, Valee featuring DRAM (iTunes)
“As You Need”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Been A While” / “Unfair”, 6LACK (iTunes)
“Best Friend”, Sophie Rose (iTunes)
“Better (noclue? Remix)”, Khalid (iTunes)
“Blow That Smoke (E Kelly Remix)”, Major Lazer featuring Tove Lo (iTunes)
“Chances (Mark Ralph Remix)”, Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Christmas At Swae’s”, Rae Sremmurd & Swae Lee (iTunes)
“Cruel”, ASTN (iTunes)
“Demonstrate (2018)” and “Disaster (2018)”, JoJo (iTunes)
“Don’t Know You (DallasK Remix)”, Justin Caruso featuring Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Don’t Look Back”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Fire On Fire”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Freak”, XYLØ (iTunes)
“Friends”, Dido (iTunes)
“Get Behind This”, Flor (iTunes)
“Last Night’s Mascara”, Brynn Cartelli (iTunes)
“Need To Know”, “Now Or Later” and “Why Why How Why”, Jay Sean (iTunes)
“Now That You’re Gone” / “Sunday Driver”, The Raconteurs (iTunes)
“People Are Different”, Florida Georgia Line (iTunes)
“Perfect Timing”, Nipsey Hussle (iTunes)
“Pieces (Acoustic)”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Queen”, Loren Gray (iTunes)
“Rest Your Eyes”, Goody Grace (iTunes)
“Ruin My Life (Sleigh Remix)”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“San Francisco”, Galantis featuring Sofia Carson (iTunes)
“Shine Bright”, Chloe x Halle (iTunes)
“Spin With You”, Emma Sameth, Jeremy Zucker & Wolfe (iTunes)
“Storm”, Victor Crone (iTunes)
“The Truth Is In There”, Ally Brooke (iTunes)
“Trouble Letting Go”, The Avett Brothers (iTunes)
“Winter Wars”, Wale (iTunes)

You’ll have to wait until January for some larger albums to appear on the schedule again; a condensed post for next week is TBD for now. Until then, thanks for another great musical year. 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: June 27, 2004

“Down” with the hits.

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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 27, 2004…

Debuts:
38. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Chocolate”
33. WILL FERRELL, “Afternoon Delight”
30. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved”
28. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Spider-Man Theme”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #9 below)

10. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (up 7)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

09. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (up 17)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. HILARY & HAYLIE DUFF, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (up 2)
Album: A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

07. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (down 2)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

06. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (up 1)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. MIS-TEEQ, “Scandalous” (up 1)
Album: Mis-Teeq (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5

04. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (steady, third week)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, Or Music/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

03. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (steady, second week)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 30, 2004

“Me” and my chart in 2004.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 30, 2004…

Debuts:
39. TRAIN, “Ordinary”
38. MARIA MENA, “You’re The Only One”
34. RICHARD MARX, “When You’re Gone”
24. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Let’s Get It Started”

Biggest Mover(s):
HILARY & HAYLIE DUFF, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (28-21, seven spots)

10. MIS-TEEQ, “Scandalous” (up 2)
Album: Mis-Teeq (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5

09. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (up 1)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, OR/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

08. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Take My Breath Away” (down 2)
Album: In This Skin: Collector’s Edition (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (up 2)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (up 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

05. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (down 1)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (up 1)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, E.V.L.A./Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. CHERIE, “I’m Ready” (steady, second week)
Album: Cherie (2004, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (steady, second week)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. HOOBASTANK, “The Reason” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Reason (2003, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #1 for four 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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 14, 2016

Will they be Kings of the chart?

Will they be Kings of the chart?

Now that Yom Kippur has passed and the fasting is done, feast on these musical treasures from your favorite artists, as well as a few newcomers. Here are the notable albums and singles out this week:

KINGS OF LEON — WALLS (We Are Like Love Songs) (iTunes)
The Followill family is back and ready to rock. Their last two studio albums have topped out at #2 on the Billboard 200, so their first potential #1 album is a pretty big deal for the boys. The lead single from it, “Waste A Moment”, didn’t waste any time in its quick run to #1 at Triple A radio. (It’s also currently climbing up the top ten at Alternative radio.)

THE GAME — 1992 (iTunes)
The California rapper has accumulated a string of seven top ten studio albums, including a pair of Documentary albums in 2015 and three #1 albums since 2005. His latest effort features the single “All Eyez” as a bonus track, which recently hit the top 30 on the Urban chart, though it appears to be sliding into a downward spin trend.

JOJO — Mad Love. (iTunes)
After a series of singles and mixtapes during the last decade, this 25-year-old returns with her first studio album since 2006. It’s led by “No Apologies”, which is receiving some minor airplay at both CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC stations. Will she be able to get a top ten album? A lot of fans have been waiting for this one.

More albums out this week: Chris Young‘s It Must Be Christmas (iTunes), Coleman Hell‘s Summerland (iTunes), Conor Oberst‘s Ruminations (iTunes), Hillsong United‘s Let There Be Light (iTunes), Sabrina Carpenter‘s EVOLution (iTunes), The Naked And Famous‘s Simple Forms (iTunes), Two Door Cinema Club‘s Gameshow (iTunes), Kidz Bop 33 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: LANKS‘s Viet Rose (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Night”, The Vamps featuring Matoma (iTunes)
“Blink”, FRANKIE (iTunes)
“Comeback Kid”, Golden Coast (iTunes)
“Don’t Wanna Know”, Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
“Garden”, Emeli Sandé featuring Jay Electronica and Áine Zion (iTunes)
“High Times For Low Lives”, The Griswolds (iTunes)
“Love Like We Used To”, Captain Cuts featuring Nateur (iTunes)
“Midnight”, Tyler Glenn (iTunes)
“Sad Song”, Parson James (iTunes)
“Skin And Bones”, The Wind + The Wave (iTunes)
“True Disaster”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“What Do You Love”, Seeb featuring Jacob Banks (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Jimmy Eat World, Lady GagaTyler Glenn and more.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (November 2015) (Part One)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new singles will be lighting up the national charts during the month. Which tracks will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a small selection of new songs being serviced in November from four different radio formats in the first part of this month’s Radio Report:

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

Tori Kelly
TORI KELLY – “Hollow” (November 2) (*)
Label: Capitol
The 22-year-old California singer/songwriter has been impressing many in the past few months after her album debuted at #2 in July and her participation in several big TV performances. However, radio has yet to fully back Kelly’s releases. Her previous two singles struggled to make it out of the teens at the format, and fell pretty quickly. Will third time be the charm for the performer?

Zella Day
ZELLA DAY – “Hypnotic” (November 2) (**)
Label: Pinetop/Hollywood
During the spring, this song almost reached the top 20 on Triple A radio and bobbed in and out of the top 50 at Alternative radio. Now, it’ll try to pick up stations at Hot AC, where it’s already seeing some action on a few west coast outlets. The singer is just 20, but she’s already accomplished much in her career. You can also check out another of her cuts in the trailer for The Finest Hours.

Kelly Clarkson
KELLY CLARKSON – “Piece By Piece” (November 9) (**)
Label: RCA
After missing the top ten at Hot AC by just one spot with “Invincible” over the summer, the original Idol winner hopes to get back into the region with the title track from her most recent studio album. The song was co-written with Greg Kurstin, who also had a hand in co-writing “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” and producing several of her other singles. We’ll see how it does next year.

Marianas Trench
MARIANAS TRENCH – “One Love” (November 9) (**)
Label: Interscope
This Vancouver quartet has achieved its fair share of success in Canada, with several hit albums and a string of certified singles. It hasn’t affected their status in the U.S. market, however; despite many attempts to launch them at radio in the States, it’s not been easy. So, expectations aren’t high, unless the song is fueled by the On The Verge program, but at least they’ll be charting up north.

Adam Lambert
ADAM LAMBERT – “Another Lonely Night” (November 16) (* + **)
Label: Warner Bros.
The former Idol runner-up is set to impact two formats just before the Thanksgiving break with the second release from his third major-label effort, The Original High. Though “Ghost Town” wasn’t a big chart hit in the U.S., it performed nicely in a handful of countries, including Australia and South Africa. It’s also the second-most streamed cut from the album at the moment on Spotify.

JoJo
JOJO – “When Love Hurts” (November 16) (*)
Label: Atlantic
Three months after the digital release of III., the comeback “tringle” from the 24-year-old singer, one of the singles included on it will head to the format that she landed three top tens on between 2004 and 2006. Her last pop radio release, “Disaster”, climbed to a peak of #28 in February 2012. Let’s hope that all the hype and press from over the summer months is not totally buried now.

Which of these new singles would you like to see on top of the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 21, 2015

You'll really really really really really really enjoy it.

You’ll really really really really really really enjoy it.

This week’s New Music Friday takes us to an e·mo·tion·al level unlike any other this year, as we travel to a great and wild world full of musical mysteries and savage songs. Ooh, sounds good to me. Here’s a look at the week’s new album and single releases:

  • CARLY RAE JEPSEN — E·MO·TION (iTunes)
    • It may be the perfect pop album of 2015, although one that will, sadly, not reach its full potential at both retail and radio. The 29-year-old’s slick songs from her sophomore major label set are grabbing a lot of positive press on the web, with a fair amount of fans and critics scoring the album higher than her debut, 2012’s Kiss. No, a splashy new entry is not in the cards for this one, but #1 in our hearts is better than no #1 at all.
  • DISTURBED — Immortalized (iTunes)
    • These four guys from Chicago have been rocking the music world since the 90’s, and after a hiatus, the group finds themselves disturbing the peace on the Active Rock chart once again. “The Vengeful One” now stands at #1 on that survey. The quartet’s last four albums all debuted at the top, though you can probably up that number to five next week.
  • ROB THOMAS — The Great Unknown (iTunes)
    • “Trust You” may have under-performed at Thomas’s core radio format, Hot AC, but he still has another solid solo effort out this week, including several tracks like “Hold On Forever” and “One Shot” (which you may have heard in the last few weeks as instant grats for pre-ordering his album.) It’ll likely enter in the top 20.
  • KIP MOORE — Wild Ones (iTunes)
    • After three consecutive top five singles at Country radio in 2012-13, Moore has been struggling at the format as of late. The title song from his new set is barely top 20 despite having ranked on the survey for almost seven months. Look for this to open with less than his last album, Up All Night.
  • BON JOVI — Burning Bridges (iTunes)
    • Promoted as a “fan album” and not a regular studio release, this set won’t do nearly as well as the #1 debuts of The Circle or What About Now, but some bigger fans will likely snap it up. Single “We Don’t Run” has yet to make it on any radio chart.
  • More albums out this week: Buckcherry‘s Rock ‘N’ Roll (iTunes), Ghost B.C.‘s Meliora (iTunes), Jordin Sparks‘s Right Here, Right Now (iTunes), Lynch Mob‘s Rebel (iTunes), Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats‘s Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (iTunes), Noah Gundersen‘s Carry The Ghost (iTunes), P.O.D.‘s The Awakening (iTunes), Pop Evil‘s Up (iTunes), Radkey‘s Dark Black Makeup (iTunes), Rend Collective‘s As Family We Go (iTunes), Tasha Cobbs‘s One Place Live (iTunes), The Bohicas‘s The Making Of (iTunes), The Sword‘s High Country (iTunesTrevor Hall‘s KALA (iTunes)
  • More EPs/other collections out this week: Grace Mitchell‘s Raceday (iTunes), Jojo‘s III (iTunes)

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

  • “Break A Sweat”, a new single from Becky G. (iTunes)
  • “Conviction”, the debut single from Mackenzie Thoms. (iTunes)
  • “Levels”, new from Nick Jonas. (iTunes)
  • “One Call Away”, an instant grat track from Charlie Puth. (iTunes)
  • “RIP 2 My Youth”, a new single from The Neighbourhood. (iTunes)
  • “Smoke Break”, new from Carrie Underwood. (iTunes)
  • “The Emotion”, an instant grat track from BØRNS. (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include new albums from Halsey, Maddie & Tae and The Weeknd. See you then!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 23, 2004

"Ready" for another top ten countdown.

“Ready” for another top ten countdown.

It is time for yet 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’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. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the end of May and the weekend before Memorial Day for my favorite songs from this week in 2004…

Debuts:
39. KEVIN LYTTLE, “Turn Me On”
34. EAMON, “I Love Them…”
31. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRITNEY SPEARS, “Everytime” (27-20, seven spots)

10. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (up 1)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, Epic/OR Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

09. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (up 3)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

08. HANSON, “Penny & Me” (down 3)
Album: Underneath (2004, 3CG Records)
Peak: #2

07. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (up 3)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Take My Breath Away” (steady, second week)
Album: In This Skin: Collector’s Edition (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (up 3)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, E.V.L.A./Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (down 2)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. CHERIE, “I’m Ready” (up 1)
Album: Cherie (2004, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (up 1)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. HOOBASTANK, “The Reason” (steady, third week)
Album: The Reason (2003, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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