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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 27, 2017

Coming down the track with new tracks...

Coming down the track with new tracks…

When it comes to executive orders to better the state of our music industry, I think we can sign off on getting all of you readers out in the blog world up-to-date with the latest releases. After all, it’s not a wall. Here are some of this week’s new album and singles:

TRAIN – a girl a bottle a boat (iTunes)
All aboard! The latest set from this San Francisco band features “Play That Song”, which recently went top ten on Hot AC radio. That sounds like some chart and soul to me! It also features a collaboration with Priscilla Renea, who hit the pop chart as an artist in 2009 with “Dollhouse”. Pat Monahan and crew have earned five top ten albums on the Billboard 200 since 2001, and the sixth could be on its way soon.

MIGOS – Culture (iTunes)
If you’re into raindrops and drop-tops, then you probably know the chart-topping song “Bad And Boujee” by this Georgia rap trio. As it ranks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, it’s also a top ten hit on the Rhythmic and Urban radio listings. This album will receive a large boost due to stream and track-equivalent units, which is not “Bad” at all when it comes to chart placement.

KEHLANI – SweetSexySavage (iTunes)
With cuts like “CRZY” and “Distraction” building up millions of plays at streaming services, the California performer is bound to find some nice support at those platforms for release week. It’s likely to perform much better than her last mixtape, You Should Be Here.

More albums out this week: Aquilo‘s Silhouettes (iTunes), Bell Biv Devoe‘s Three Stripes (iTunes), Brantley Gilbert‘s The Devil Don’t Sleep (iTunes), Erik Hassle‘s Innocence Lost (iTunes), Japandroids‘s Near To The Wild Heart Of Life (iTunes), Joshua Radin‘s The Fall (iTunes), Lauren Alaina‘s Road Less Traveled (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 61 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Stanaj‘s From A Distance (iTunes), Whissell‘s Old Souls, Young Bodies (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“21 Days”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“Anymore”, Goldfrapp (iTunes)
“Be The 1”, Ricky Reed (iTunes)
“Don’t Speak For Me (True)”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Hand Grenade”, Jeffrey James (iTunes)
“Love Is The Beast”, RØMANS featuring Avelino (iTunes)
“Love Me Better”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“Medicine”, KNGDAVD (iTunes)
“Mercy (Acoustic Guitar Version)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Natural”, Russ Macklin featuring Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“No Matter”, Frances (iTunes)
“Off My Mind”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Pipe Dreams”, Nelly Furtado (iTunes)
“Play”, SoMo featuring Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Run Up”, Major Lazer featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Scared To Be Lonely”, Martin Garrix featuring Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Skin”, Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Sleep Deprived”, LÉON (iTunes)
“So Good”, Zara Larsson featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Testify”, Citizen Four (iTunes)
“Young Blood”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Big Sean, MUNAReba McEntire and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 28, 2010

Sophomore year smashes.

Sophomore year smashes.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 28, 2010…

Debuts:
40. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water”

Biggest Mover(s):
ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful” (39-29, ten spots)

10. JOSHUA RADIN, “I’d Rather Be With You” (steady, second week)
Album: Simple Times (2008, Mom + Pop Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (steady, second week)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

08. THE FRAY, “Syndicate” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (down 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

06. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (up 1)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

05. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (down 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

04. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (down 1)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 2)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (steady, second week)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, seventh week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 21, 2010

The hits

The hits “according” to me.

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 heart of the winter in mid-February and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2010…

Debuts:
40. DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, “Red”
39. ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful”

Biggest Mover(s):
COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You” (30-17, thirteen spots)

10. JOSHUA RADIN, “I’d Rather Be With You” (up 6)
Album: Simple Times (2008, Mom + Pop Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (up 1)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

08. THE FRAY, “Syndicate” (down 1)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (up 1)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

06. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (down 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

05. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (down 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

03. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (down 1)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (up 2)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven 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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Just Joshin’: It’s Triple Trouble With These Tracks

Same first name, three different songs. It just so happens that these three singers are releasing new songs at the same time, but you won’t be hearing them all in the same place. Luckily, you can hear them all below. Enjoy this trip into the Wonderful World of Joshuas:

Somewhere I "Belong".

Somewhere I “Belong”.

JOSH KRAJCIK – “Back Where We Belong”
Release Date: at AAA radio now

April is a big month for former contestants from The X Factor. Season 2 winner Tate Stevens will be releasing his self-titled album on April 23. Boy band Emblem3 will be issuing their debut single, “Chloe (You’re The One I Want)”, in a few weeks. Then, there’s Season 1 runner-up artist Josh Krajcik, who you may remember performed on the show back in November. The song he sang, “One Thing She’ll Never Know”, was featured on a digital EP out late last year, and was pushed to Hot AC radio this year to no result. Now, a second single from Blindly, Lonely, Lovely, a song called “Back Where We Belong”, was sent for adds this week to AAA radio. His album is out next week. Whoops. Though the album will likely fail to capture a wide audience besides his core fan base, this track is very much suited to Krajcik’s style. The arrangement is reminiscent of a modern Bruce Springsteen or Steve Winwood album track, and Krajcik lays on a soulful vocal. He’s completely in his element, unlike the more forced “Know”, which was constructed in a more commercial way. This at least has a little bit of edge that we’re used to from the singer who was known for his emotive vocal performances on the show. At this stage of the game, however, it’s probably not going to be the big hit it should be at the format, which is a shame. You’d think his promotional team would get it together, or at least help him a bit. Whatever happens with both the album and the single, at least Krajcik stayed true to himself.

No "Fall" from grace.

No “Fall” from grace.

JOSH GROBAN – “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)”
Release Date: May 13 (U.K.)

From caroling to contemporary, you know this guy can do it all. Groban’s album, All That Echoes, recently opened at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, his first album to pull off the trick and his first since 2007’s Noël to lead the chart. It’s sold over 300,000 copies in the U.S. thus far. The first single from the effort, “Brave” went top ten on AC radio here recently, though it’s fallen back a few spots in the last weeks or so. It sees Groban trying to adopt a more contemporary sound, though it hasn’t crossed over to mainstream radio, so, you won’t be hearing him between Pitbull and Taylor Swift anytime soon. His latest single overseas is a remake of the classic Stevie Wonder song from his 1972 album, Talking Book. It was never released as a commercial single back then, but it’s gotten a lot of coverage, from Art Garfunkel to Michael McDonald and now Josh Groban. While Wonder’s version is always going to remain my favorite, Groban does a nice job of adapting it to his style, with a gospel choir backing him and a stunning set of strings. It’s a lot much at times. The Wonder song was a simple ballad with a funky ending. This just comes off as a little schmaltzy at times, which is an acquired taste, but not one meant to be all over the radio. (It’s the last song on the CD, I get that it needs to end big.) Groban’s never had a top-40 hit in the United Kingdom, so a traditional-sounding effort like “Believe” will never make it that high… unless, of course, someone on a music talent show picks it up. A U.S. radio release has yet to be confirmed.

Come "Together".

Come “Together”.

JOSHUA RADIN – “When We’re Together”
Release Date: at AAA radio now

38-year-old Ohio native Joshua Radin has been putting out music for a number of years now on Mom & Pop Records. You may recall that he dented the Hot AC chart back in 2010 with a remixed version of “I’d Rather Be With You”, which also went to #10 for two weeks on my personal chart. It was originally released in 2008. It also became a huge hit in the United Kingdom, peaking just outside the top ten there. He also garnered some play for “Streetlight” in the U.S. during the same year. His albums have sold decently, and his songs are constantly being placed on television shows and advertisements in addition to his own performances on the small screen. Radin’s latest effort, Wax Wings, is a self-released record, which he purposely did to get his music out faster. It’s eleven tracks in total and “Together”, the first single, was recently sent for adds at the AAA format. It’s a simple little song about being in love and wanting to be in relationship “’cause we’re the best when we’re together.” Radin’s vocal is matched with an organic arrangement, less polished than some of his other singles, but the sound is familiar to his regular listeners. It’s a cute song for a spring wedding. Perhaps it will gain some online attention (as it really should.) It may not be a huge airplay single because of the independent distribution, but I admire him for putting out something in a timely manner without the final product suffering because of it. His album is out in May, so look out for more details on it.

Do you have a favorite of these three singers? Will radio make them a hit or will they be joshing around with them? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter: @AdamFSoybel.

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