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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 6, 2020

Feeling like a success.

How are you feeling now that the weekend is upon us? Feel the energy of New Music Friday with quality albums from Lauv, Mandy Moore and NCT 127 and fresh singles from Bazzi, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and Steve Aoki. Moore great releases await you below:

LAUV – ~How I’m Feeling~ (iTunes)
Features: “Modern Loneliness”, which recently impacted at the Top 40 format, as well as prior chart songs with Anne-Marie and Troye Sivan

MEGAN THEE STALLION – Suga (iTunes)
Features: “B.I.T.C.H.”, now approaching the top ten and top 20 on the Urban and Rhythmic charts, respectively

Notable albums out this week: Brandy Clark‘s Your Life Is A Record (iTunes), Caroline Rose‘s Superstar (iTunes), Flora Cash‘s Baby, It’s Okay (iTunes), Jadakiss‘s Ignatius (iTunes), Lauren Alaina‘s Getting Good (iTunes), Mandy Moore‘s Silver Landings (iTunes), NCT 127‘s Neo Zone (iTunes), Phantogram‘s Ceremony (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Elle Winter‘s Yeah, No. (iTunes), Joel Adams‘s Joel Adams (iTunes), Jutes‘s Overrated (iTunes), X Ambassadors‘s Belong (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Of The Feelings”, Kiesza (iTunes)
“Alone With You”, Kito featuring AlunaGeorge (iTunes)
“Bad Bitch”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“Black Licorice”, Peach Pit (iTunes)
“Blue Moon Rising (Reflex Revision)”, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (iTunes)
“Bow Down” and “Fly”, Danity Kane (iTunes)
“B.S.”, Jhené Aiko featuring H.E.R. (iTunes)
“Bummed”, Chet Porter featuring Alison Wonderland (iTunes)
“Buzz”, Maddie Medley (iTunes)
“Confessions”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“Crowded Room”, Christian French (iTunes)
“Daydream”, The Aces (iTunes)
“Detroit 3AM”, David Guetta & MORTEN (iTunes)
“Draw The Line”, WILD (iTunes)
“Drinks”, Cyn (iTunes)
“End Of Story”, Jacy (iTunes)
“Every Color”, Louis The Child & Foster The People (iTunes)
“Famous On The Internet”, Camden Welles (iTunes)
“Flowers On A Grave”, Bush (iTunes)
“FWB”, Brakence (iTunes)
“Gaslighter”, Dixie Chicks (iTunes)
“Get Naked”, Emily Vaughn (iTunes)
“Good Old Days”, JR JR (iTunes)
“Grew Apart”, Donovan Woods (iTunes)
“Halfway Dead”, Steve Aoki featuring Global Dan & Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Here Tonight”, Christian Paul (iTunes)
“Holy Moly”, Blueface featuring NLE Choppa (iTunes)
“How Do We Look So Good?”, Stellie (iTunes)
“I Love Me”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“If That’s Alright”, Betcha (iTunes)
“Into The Unknown”, Aurora (iTunes)
“Jungle”, Millie Turner (iTunes)
“Krazy”, Rudimental featuring Afronaut Zu (iTunes)
“Lemon Drop” and “Python”, Absofacto (iTunes)
“Lemonade (Acoustic)”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Lie A Little”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Loyal Brave True”, Christina Aguilera (iTunes)
“Murphy’s Law”, Róisín Murphy (iTunes)
“My Way”, Ella Banks (iTunes)
“Never Worn White”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Numb”, Elderbrook (iTunes)
“Ocean Waves”, Alaina Castillo (iTunes)
“One Last Time”, Alesso & Dubvision (iTunes)
“Past Life”, Trevor Daniel (iTunes)
“Pick Me Up”, Lola Young (iTunes)
“Potions (Acoustic)”, Slander & Said The Sky featuring JT Roach (iTunes)
“Red”, Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Resolution”, Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“Rosie”, LoveLeo (iTunes)
“Social Butterfly”, Soul Asylum (iTunes)
“Skybox”, Gunna (iTunes)
“Slow Down”, Gone West (iTunes)
“Sometimes”, Kodaline (iTunes)
“Spring Break”, AJ Mitchell featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Stand By Me”, John Newman (iTunes)
“Stay”, Hot Chelle Rae (iTunes)
“Stronger Than A Lion”, Delta Rae (iTunes)
“Sugar (Remix)”, BROCKHAMPTON featuring Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Tantrum”, Ashnikko (iTunes)
“The Book Of You & I”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“The People”, BJ The Chicago Kid (iTunes)
“The Steps”, Haim (iTunes)
“Today And Tomorrow”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Tricky”, Shoffy featuring Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Want You Back”, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine (iTunes)
“You”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Young & Alive”, Bazzi (iTunes)
“Youth”, Grouplove (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums and EPs from Grouplove and Niall Horan 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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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 3, 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: Justin Timberlake! SZA! Lady Gaga! Huge totals! After a crazy night, it’s time to recap it all. The votes have been cast, so let’s add ’em up:

THE OTHER SIDE OF LOVE: After a slightly delayed ending to the session tonight, both “Stupid Love” by Lady Gaga and “The Other Side” by SZA x Justin Timberlake are tied for the Most Added song at the Top 40 format, earning 178 stations each. The pair of surging singles cracked the top 30 on last Sunday’s published update and are headed for higher peaks this coming weekend. Not bad for a Super Tuesday…

The emerging duo Surfaces also managed to rank well with their first song to impact here, “Sunday Best”. It started in third place with 31 stations this week. The tune, which found a second life from TikTok recently, looks bound for the top 50 by the weekend.

Charting songs from Doja Cat, Lauv and Roddy Ricch are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

The new tracks from 5 Seconds Of Summer and Demi Lovato are likely to lead the way on next Tuesday’s adds report, though quite a few additional titles are also on the schedule.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1-T. LADY GAGA, “Stupid Love” (Interscope)
1-T. SZA x JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “The Other Side” (RCA)
3. SURFACES, “Sunday Best” (10K Projects/Capitol)
4. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
5-T. DOJA CAT, “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
5-T STATIC & BEN EL and PITBULL, “Further Up (Na, Na, Na, Na, Na)” (Saban/Caroline)
7. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
8. FUTURE & DRAKE, “Life Is Good” (Freebandz/Republic-Epic)
9. ALI GATIE, “What If I Told You That I Love You” (Warner)
10. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 1, 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. This week’s report is a very special birthday edition, as PGTC’s own Adam turns 30! For some musical gifts, here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“DON’T” GO ANYWHERE: Dua Lipa spends a second week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Don’t Start Now”, as it scores new airplay at six different radio formats this week. The track continues to hold at #5 and #8 on the Dance and Hot AC radio charts, respectively. Lipa’s Future Nostalgia album is due April 3. Another track from the album, “Physical”, continues to move through the lower rungs of the top 100 from early airplay in major markets.

This week’s chart is all about two highly-anticipated songs that start in the top 30 in their first week on the survey. The higher of the two is “The Other Side”, a collaboration from SZA and Justin Timberlake, which bows at #27. Taken from the Trolls World Tour soundtrack, it’s the fifth top 40 song at the format for SZA and the 32nd appearance as a solo artist for Timberlake. Just below them at #29, Lady Gaga returns with “Stupid Love”, becoming her 20th top 40 song to date. The video for it has been seen more than 18 million times on YouTube since debuting on Friday. Both singles will be competing for the Most Added title on Tuesday; stay tuned.

Beyond the action for those two surging releases, Lauv‘s “Modern Loneliness” and Conan Gray‘s “Maniac” also enter the top 50 at #48 and #49, respectively. The former’s new chart entry was the Most Added single at the format on Tuesday. The latter’s new entry is his first to reach the top 50. Both performers are releasing new albums during the month of March.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 25, 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: Top 40 radio is still lonely for Lauv, who is looking top 40 bound with his latest single. Get in your feels and let’s add ’em up:

WHEN LAUV TAKES OVER: Blasting in with the follow-up to the Anne-Marie collaboration “F**k, I’m Lonely”, which got as high as #30 on the Top 40 chart last November and December, Lauv’s “Modern Loneliness” leads the adds update with 36 stations on impact. Though its first-week total is smaller than normal, an independent release taking the top spot is still very impressive. At this point, the song should easily find its way into the top 50 by the weekend, just ahead of the launch for his new album ~How I’m Feeling~ on March 6.

Much like with Lauv’s newest release, this week’s numbers for impacting tracks are generally lower, though a pair of collaborations led by Diplo and Meduza finish the day in the top ten with ties for second and seventh place, respectively.

Charting songs from Doja Cat, Khalid and Roddy Ricch are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

A battle is brewing for next week’s adds report, as both Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga‘s new singles fight for the top spot.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
2-T. DIPLO featuring MORGAN WALLEN & JULIA MICHAELS, “Heartless” (Columbia)
2-T. DOJA CAT, “Say So” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. RODDY RICCH, “The Box” (Atlantic)
5. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
6. MONSTA X, “You Can’t Hold My Heart” (Epic)
7-T. KHALID x DISCLOSURE, “Know Your Worth” (RCA)
7-T. MEDUZA, BECKY HILL & GOODBOYS, “Lose Control” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
9. TREVOR DANIEL, “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
10. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring QUAVO, “Intentions” (Def Jam)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 24-25, 2020)

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 this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DIPLO featuring MORGAN WALLEN & JULIA MICHAELS, “Heartless” (Columbia)
Album: Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley (2020)
Past T40 History: Wallen hasn’t previously charted here. Diplo’s collaboration with the Jonas Brothers, “Lonely”, climbed to #26.

FUTURE & DRAKE, “Life Is Good” (Freebandz/Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Four years ago, these guys peaked at #42 at the format with “Jumpman”, taken from What A Time To Be Alive.

LAUV, “Modern Loneliness” (AWAL/in2une)
Album: ~How I’m Feeling~ (2020)
Past T40 History: Lonely enough, Lauv? This follows the Anne-Marie collaboration “F**k, I’m Lonely”, a #30 single from last fall.

MEDUZA, BECKY HILL & GOODBOYS, “Lose Control” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: One prior Meduza and Goodboys collaboration, “Piece Of Your Heart”, narrowly missed hitting the top 50 here.

NEW HOPE CLUB & R3HAB, “Let Me Down Slow” (Hollywood)
Album: New Hope Club (2020)
Past T40 History: Last year, the English group received some airplay at the format for “Love Again”, but it didn’t make the top 50.

Justin Timberlake and SZA should con-troll the top of the adds report come next Tuesday with a new soundtrack cut.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Eight

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
CALL ME LOOP – “Downhill From Here” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Call it a bop! Looped on our playlist this weekend, the latest single from this English performer has the right dose of playful pop for any lover of the genre. With a quality song and some solid streaming numbers during the last few years, this release should endure.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
LAUREN AQUILINA – “Bad People” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

With her first appearance on the Rewind in nearly a year, Aquilina’s newest single shines with a tender sound that clearly resonates thanks to its strong lyrics. Co-written with Adam Argyle, known for working with Dua Lipa and James Arthur, the song is a winner.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
JORDAN FISHER – “Contact”
LAUV – “Modern Loneliness”
STELA COLE – “Woman Of The Hour”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Three

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
LAUREN SANDERSON – “Bathroom Stall In Seattle” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Following the release of her new album Midwest Kids Can Make It Big, which features recent Record Rewind highlights like “Hotel Room” and “To The People I Hurt”, this new track also stood out on a very consistent project that’s sure to earn her some new fans.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
COIN – “Youuu”
LAUV – “Tattoos Together”
THE WLDLFE – “Nowhere Feels Like Home”
TIM CHADWICK – “Sore Thumb”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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