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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 (August 13, 2017)

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. Our thoughts are with the family of Heather Heyer, who was tragically killed yesterday in Charlottesville as she fought for what she believed in. I’m disgusted at all the racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric and actions that occurred on Saturday, and pray that this kind of situation doesn’t happen again.

Though we need more time to heal from what happened, let’s do some of that through music. Here’s this week’s Top 40 report:

“BACK” AT THE TOP: For two weeks in November 2015, Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes held at the #1 spot at the format with “Stitches”, which also just happened to be his very first top 40 hit (after two misses, however) on the chart. Now, his second #1 comes via “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, up from #2 last week. The track is taken from a reissue of Mendes’s former #1 album, Illuminate, which came out in its updated form in April. Of course, this song also spent three weeks at the top of my chart in June and July, recently falling out of the top ten. Mendes’s reign will be a short, but sweet one, but at least it happened.

Though a number of songs are continuing to build up larger gains, significant chart movement is still on the low side this week. Up a notch to #10 is the only track to enter the region on the current list, “Feels” by Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean. Again, in the top 20, only one single moves into the section: up 22-20, “Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato. If someone, or some people, could kindly shake up the chart in the next few weeks with a few iconic A-list singles, that would be great!

IN THE PINK: It’s a stellar week for pop superstar P!nk, who debuts way up at #34 on this week’s Top 40 chart with “What About Us”. This is the 27th top 40 single for the hot performer, who made her debut in 2000 with two consecutive #2 hits: “There You Go” (7/14/00 R&R) and “Most Girls” (11/10-24/00 R&R). Of course, she’s now had nine #1 songs to date, spending 28 total weeks in the top spot to date. (We’ll see if she adds to that this fall!) “What” is the lead single from her forthcoming album Beautiful Trauma, out October 13, which I am certainly looking forward to. Believe it or not, it’s her first studio album in five (!) years.

Just in case you wondering, “There” fell from 10-16 and “Most” climbed from 38-31 on the equivalent chart from this week in 2000. As for the top spot, that went to “Bent” by Matchbox Twenty, which was spending its first of two weeks there. Besides P!nk, there are two additional solo performers, Britney Spears and JAY-Z, who appeared on that chart and a top 40 hit during 2017. (A third performer, Beyoncé, was a part of Destiny’s Child on the 2000 chart.)

DON’T COUNT ‘EM OUT: One of the hottest new boy bands to appear on the pop charts is a five member act who call themselves Why Don’t We. With millions of video views and audio streams to date, the quintet starts at #45 with their first entry, “Something Different”. The group debuted about a year ago, releasing three EPs and some collaborations with YouTube star Logan Paul before a major label signed them. They’re currently on a radio tour to promote their song, which narrowly made it into the tenth Most Added spot on last Tuesday’s report. (It could be back there this Tuesday, so stay tuned.)

“Something” is one of three new entries just below the top 40 on this Sunday’s pop chart, with “Two Ghosts” (#41) by Harry Styles and “Take It All Back” (#49) by Judah & The Lion also making their debuts. “Two” is, in fact, the second solo single for Styles, but “Take” is the first chart hit for the Nashville quartet, which topped the Alternative chart for three weeks in December and January.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (August 2016)

Radio Report - August 2016

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 during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in August in this month’s Radio Report.

(I’ve reorganized the report a little for August, highlighting two releases from each radio format that I usually cover. It’s just a test, so let me know what you think!)


FRENSHIP featuring EMILY WARREN – “Capsize” (Columbia, August 16)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Both acts are newcomers; Warren co-wrote the recent #1 “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers and Daya.
Adam’s Top 40: #35 as of July 31, 2016

ANNE-MARIE – “Alarm” (Major Tom’s/Asylum/RRP, August 23)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: The Essex singer is new to U.S. radio entirely. Her single is a top ten hit in Australia thanks to iTunes discounts.


ANDY GRAMMER – “Fresh Eyes” (S-Curve/Hollywood, August 15)
Album: TBA (expected later this year)
Past Hot AC History: Grammer’s accumulated a string of six top 40 singles at the Hot AC format, including three top tens and a #1.
Adam’s Top 40: #39 as of July 31, 2016

AURORA – “I Went Too Far” (Glassnote, August 22)
Album: All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend (2016)
Past Hot AC History: AURORA has never charted at Hot AC, but “Conqueror” was a minor hit at Alternative radio this past spring.
Adam’s Top 40: #10 Next In Line as of July 31, 2016


JUDAH & THE LION – “Take It All Back” (Caroline, August 9)
Album: Folk Hop N’ Roll (2016)
Past Alternative History: Judah & The Lion has no prior chart history at any format, and only minor spins from the Triple A panel.
Adam’s Top 40: In The Mix as of July 31, 2016

DREAMERS – “Sweet Disaster” (Fairfax/Hollywood, August 16)
Album: This Album Does Not Exist (2016)
Past Alternative History: This trio has two minor charting songs to their credit at the format, “Wolves (You Got Me)” and “Drugs”.


O.A.R. – “I Go Through” (Vanguard/Concord, August 8)
Album: XX (2016)
Past AAA History: O.A.R. remains well-liked at Triple A; “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” held at the top for five weeks in 2008.
Adam’s Top 40: #4 Next In Line as of July 31, 2016

THE SAINT JOHNS – “Testifier” (Kemosabe/RED, August 8)
Album: Dead Of Night (2016)
Past AAA History: The Nashville duo’s previous single, “Lost The Feeling”, made the top 50 earlier this year, their first chart entry.

What’s premiering later this month?
GREEN DAY – “Bang Bang” [Alternative] (Warner Bros., August 16)
NORAH JONES – “Carry On” [Triple A] (Blue Note/Capitol, August 15)
SAINT MOTEL – “Move” [Alternative and Triple A] (Elektra/RRP, August 22/23)

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

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