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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 3, 2020

Dancing into another Friday.

As we make it through the July 4th weekend, have a hit holiday and turn on the new singles from artists such as Ellie Goulding, Evanescence, Joel Corry, LANY, Saweetie, Seeb, The Veronicas and more. Here come the fireworks:

Notable albums out this week: Gucci Mane‘s So Icy Summer (iTunes), HONNE‘s No Song Without You (iTunes), Pop Smoke‘s Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s First Rose Of Spring (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Dan D’Lion‘s When One Thing Leads To Another (iTunes), The Kooks‘s Unshelved: Part III (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“American”, JRM (iTunes)
“Are U Down”, Jayda G (iTunes)
“Biting My Tongue”, The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Bold Me”, Lennixx (iTunes)
“Butterflies Pt. 2 (Remix)”, Queen Naija & Wale (iTunes)
“Change Ya Life”, Shoreline Mafia (iTunes)
“Cold Blooded”, UNSECRET featuring Hulvey & Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Coño”, Jason Derulo x Puri x Jhorrmountain (iTunes)
“Cool Off”, The New Coast (iTunes)
“Daisies (Acoustic)”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Dance Dance Dance (Acoustic)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Decide To Be Happy”, MisterWives (iTunes)
“Depression”, Quando Rondo (iTunes)
“Don’t You Wanna Play?”, SeebJulie Bergan (iTunes)
“Dopamine”, Kungs featuring JHart (iTunes)
“Ego Death”, Ty Dolla $ign featuring Kanye West, FKA Twigs & Skrillex (iTunes)
“Emily”, New Rules (iTunes)
“Eyes Of A Child”, Christine And The Queens (iTunes)
“Faces”, Buddy featuring Lucky Daye (iTunes)
“Flood My Wrist”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Don Q featuring Lil Uzi Vert (iTunes)
“Forget About Us” and “Hopeless”, Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Gotham”, Tokyo’s Revenge (iTunes)
“Haven’t Been There For You”, Peter Fenn (iTunes)
“Head & Heart”, Joel Corry featuring MNEK (iTunes)
“Heat Waves”, Glass Animals (iTunes)
“Heavy”, Bow Anderson (iTunes)
“Hurt So Bad”, Cian Ducrot (iTunes)
“I Can Feel Alive”, R3HAB featuring A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Move” and “Look Back For Me”, SEB (iTunes)
“I Used To Be Cool”, Bright Light Bright Light (iTunes)
“Ice Cream & Cigarettes”, Sophia Messa (iTunes)
“IDWGTYP”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“If I Can’t Have You”, Tone Damli (iTunes)
“If This Is The Last Time”, LANY (iTunes)
“If You Leave”, Sky McCreery (iTunes)
“I’m Ready”, Maia Wright (iTunes)
“Island”, The Avener x Maddy (iTunes)
“Just Because”, Cape Francis (iTunes)
“Let It Go”, Josefine (iTunes)
“Like No One Does (Acoustic)”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“Live From The Villa”, Russ (iTunes)
“Malleable”, Max Leone (iTunes)
“Me About Me”, RaeLynn (iTunes)
“Me Without You”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Montgomery Forever”, The Front Bottoms (iTunes)
“More”, Keshi (iTunes)
“My High”, Disclosure & Slowthai featuring Aminé (iTunes)
“My House”, Elderbrook (iTunes)
“Obvious Guy”, Alfie Templeman (iTunes)
“Own Arms”, Ben Hobbs (iTunes)
“Paranoia”, JXN (iTunes)
“Post Humorous”, Gus Dapperton (iTunes)
“Pretty Bitch Freestyle”, Saweetie (iTunes)
“Queen Of Silver Linings”, Amy Allen (iTunes)
“Rage”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Rather Be You”, Tom Gregory (iTunes)
“Recession Proof”, Yo Gotti (iTunes)
“Sad Girl Summer”, Maisie Peters (iTunes)
“Said Sum”, Moneybagg Yo (iTunes)
“Sauceintherough”, Brakence (iTunes)
“Screw Loose”, Lime Cordiale (iTunes)
“Seaside”, Billy Currington (iTunes)
“Sick Duck”, XIX (iTunes)
“Slow Grenade”, Ellie Goulding featuring Lauv (iTunes)
“Stay Together”, Mikey Wax featuring Renata Baiocco (iTunes)
“Sundy Or Mundy”, Koe Wetzel (iTunes)
“Sunscreen”, Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Sweat Drippin”, Que Parks (iTunes)
“The Game Is Over”, Evanescence (iTunes)
“This Summer”, Junge Junge featuring Will Church (iTunes)
“Up All Night”, Baker Grace (iTunes)
“Upset”, GASHI, Pink Sweat$ & Njomza (iTunes)
“Wash Us In The Blood”, Kanye West featuring Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Waste Of Lime”, Ingrid Andress (iTunes)
“West Ten”, AJ Tracey & Mabel (iTunes)
“What You Need (Mokita Remix)”, Chord Overstreet (iTunes)
“When I’m No Longer Here”, Yaeow (iTunes)
“Who”, Lxandra (iTunes)
“Whoppa”, Tinie Tempah featuring Sofia Reyes & Farina (iTunes)
“Worth Missing”, Josh Cumbee (iTunes)
“Wu Dirt”, Terrell Hines (iTunes)
“You Already Know”, Cold War Kids (iTunes)
“Your Love”, Wanderer (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Donna Missal, Glass Animals and Quinn XCII 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 November 4, 2016

Looking for a Home at the top.

House hunters.

What’s new in November? Mix some rockers and R&B stars, some pop singers and producers, and you’ll get a healthy hit mix for this weekend. Here are the notable albums and singles released this week:

BON JOVI — This House Is Not For Sale (iTunes)
After a “fan album” release in 2015, which you likely forgot about or didn’t realize happened, the iconic New Jersey rockers have a new set out this week. Once again, it was produced by leader Jon Bon Jovi and John Shanks. Songwriter Billy Falcon returns as well. The title track is a solid top ten single on the AC chart, while it continues to slowly rise into the top 30 on Hot AC radio. (It’s also in the top ten on my personal chart!) Look for a top ten debut next week.

ALICIA KEYS — Here (iTunes)
This is Keys’s first studio album in four years, but the radio singles from it haven’t done nearly as well as her past material. On a deluxe version of the set, you’ll find “In Common”, which was a moderate Urban hit, as well as a top ten song at Urban AC. Now, “Blended Family (What You Do For Love)” (featuring A$AP Rocky) is trying to find its footing. Though it’s been a messy era, a top ten bow on the Billboard 200 is probably a safe bet.

KUNGS — Layers (iTunes)
This French DJ and producer’s single “This Girl”, a remix of a song originally performed by Australia’s Cookin’ On 3 Burners, hit the top 15 on CHR/Top 40 radio recently. However, it fell short of the huge success it experienced in Europe, including #1 peaks in France, Germany and Scotland. Don’t expect this set to do huge numbers in the U.S., but it could do well digitally.

Christmas albums out this week: Kris Allen‘s Somethin’ About Christmas (iTunes)

More albums out this week: Birds Of Tokyo‘s BRACE (iTunes), Common‘s Black America Again (iTunes), Jim James‘s Eternally Even (iTunes), Lions Head‘s LNZHD (iTunes), Mother Love Bone‘s On Earth As It Is: The Complete Works (iTunes), Robbie Williams‘s Heavy Entertainment Show (iTunes), Susan Boyle‘s A Wonderful World (iTunes), The Fray‘s Through The Years: The Best Of The Fray (iTunes), ZAYDE WØLF‘s Golden Age (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music!, Vol. 60 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Badflower‘s Temper (iTunes), Beach Weather‘s Chit Chat (iTunes), Cape Cub‘s 6AM (iTunes), Keke Palmer‘s Lauren (iTunes), TENDER‘s III (iTunes), The Chainsmokers‘s Collage (iTunes), The New Coast‘s Paraga Beach (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Back Around”, Olly Murs (iTunes)
“Ballroom Blitz”, The Struts (iTunes)
“Dog Years”, Maggie Rogers (iTunes)
“dopemang”, Kiiara featuring Ashley All Day (iTunes)
“Easy”, Kingsbury (iTunes)
“F.U.”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“Faith”, Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Find Me”, Sigma featuring Birdy (iTunes)
“Good Day”, DNCE (iTunes)
“Jericho (Recycle Jordan Remix)”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“Kisses Back”, Matthew Koma (iTunes)
“Let Me Know”, Lonely Benson (iTunes)
“Memory Makin’”, High Valley (iTunes)
“Numb”, David Archuleta (iTunes)
“Old Souls, Young Bodies”, Whissell (iTunes)
“Petrol Head”, Sting (iTunes)
“Queen Elizabeth”, Cheat Codes (iTunes)
“Ritual”, Marshmello featuring Wrabel (iTunes)
“The First Thing You See”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“The Only One”, Bobby Bazini (iTunes)
“Therapy”, Kim Cesarion (iTunes)
“Versace On The Floor”, Bruno Mars (iTunes)
“Wasting Time”, Day Wave (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Emeli Sandé, Ronnie Dunn, Sting and more.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (July 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 July in this month’s Radio Report:

KUNGS vs. COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS – “This Girl” (July 5) (Alternative)
Label: Casablanca/Republic
What happens when a French DJ/producer remixes a 2009 album cut by an Australian soul trio? Well, you may just get a global hit out of it. 19-year-old Valentin Brunel has been creating remixes for several years, but this his been his biggest mix by far. Now, that international smash is coming to the U.S., where it’s gaining airplay at several formats. Will “Girl” become the queen of the charts?

Adam Friedman
ADAM FRIEDMAN featuring MIKE POSNER – “Lemonade” (July 11) (Triple A)
Label: Backtrack Music/INgrooves
Last month, Friedman performed this single on the TODAY Show as a part of Elvis Duran’s Artist Of The Month program. After the airing, it soared all the way into the top 200 on iTunes. Both this single and prior release “Pretty Things”, another Posner co-write, managed to score major Spotify playlists. The sweet sound of summer pop is ready to burst, so keep an eye out for Friedman’s rise.

Rob Thomas
ROB THOMAS – “Pieces” (July 11) (Hot AC)
Label: Atlantic
After two top 20 singles from his latest album, The Great Unknown, Thomas is looking for more chart success with the third. For a change of pace, this single is available in its original form, a radio mix and a remix by Dutch DJ/producer Sam Feldt. So, if you’re in the club and turnt up, or in the car and turning up the stereo, you’ve got options. The format truly needs his voice to stay on the air.

Tinie Tempah
TINIE TEMPAH featuring ZARA LARSSON – “Girls Like” (July 12) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Warner Bros.
Though he’s had eight top ten singles on the U.K. Singles Chart as a main-credited artist, and plenty of other hit songs in a featured role, only one of them managed to hit the CHR top ten here. It was “Written In The Stars”, which went to #7 in 2011. Larsson is one of this year’s top breakouts at the format, after a few misfires in 2015. Together, these two could deliver one of the fall’s top tracks.

WEATHERS – “Happy Pills” (July 12) (Alternative)
Label: RCA
Fresh off an early add in Los Angeles, the L.A.-based quartet has some great early buzz heading into their impact date. The group is quickly picking up some streaming support for both “Happy” and their previous single, “I Don’t Wanna Know”, while also prepping for a handful of U.S. dates in July and August. I think a hit doctor could easily prescribe them a massive run in the next few months.

GROUPLOVE – “Welcome To Your Life” (July 19) (Alternative)
Label: Canvasback/Atlantic
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from this group, who scored three top tens in a row on the Alternative chart in 2012 and 2013. Is “Welcome” ready to bring them back to a region? After a few smaller chart singles, it’ll certainly be a welcome sight. The track leads their upcoming album Big Mess, produced by Captain Cuts and Phil Ek. It is due at retailers and streaming outlets on September 9.

Nathan Sykes
NATHAN SYKES featuring G-EAZY – “Give It Up” (July 19) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Global Entertainment
Former boy-bander Sykes is still looking for his first big U.S. hit as a solo artist. “Give” comes after “Kiss Me Quick” and “Over And Over Again” made a small splash at pop radio, with the latter song currently in the top 20 on the AC chart. With 2.5 million streams in three months on Spotify, the two guys certainly have some numbers to prove their case at radio. Will that momentum continue?

The Struts
THE STRUTS – “Put Your Money On Me” (July 19) (Alternative)
Label: FreeSolo/Interscope
The four English rockers have really been rockin’ on the Alternative chart, where their first two singles, “Could Have Been Me” and “Kiss This”, both reached the top ten. “Money” is from their album Everybody Wants, which was reissued earlier this year. Should the quartet film a new music video for it, I’m expecting cash cubes and dollar bills with “United Struts of America” printed on them.

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