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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 20, 2017

Horan is scorin’ this week.

Picking apples at the orchard? Carving pumpkins with the kids? Whatever you’re doing this weekend, don’t forget to refresh that playlist of yours with some new tunes! Here are the albums and singles you need to know this Friday:

NIALL HORAN – Flicker (iTunes)
Of course, it’s the One Direction member gone solo leading off this week’s post, now in stores with his debut album. The latest single from it is “Too Much To Ask”, but “This Town” and “Slow Hands” (a #1 single on both the Hot AC and Top 40 lists) can be found on here as well. Will it give him the edge for #1? Will that surprise mixtape dash his hopes of the top spot? Stay tuned.

CHRIS YOUNG – Losing Sleep (iTunes)
The title track from Young’s latest studio album has been struggling up the Country radio survey for several months now, though it’s currently in the top 20 and building. All six of Young’s studio albums thus far, including a Christmas set from last year, made their way into the top ten on the genre-specific albums chart, three hitting the top five on the Billboard 200.

DARIUS RUCKER – When Was The Last Time (iTunes)
Along with Young’s new album, another notable release from the genre this week comes from the Hootie & The Blowfish lead singer, who got his first break at the format in 2008. It features “If I Told You”, which had a slow rise to #1 earlier this year. (The current single off it, “For The First Time”, is below the top 40.)

More albums out this week: Future & Young Thug‘s Super Slimey (iTunes), Jessie Ware‘s Glasshouse (iTunes), Keyshia Cole‘s 11:11 Reset (iTunes), Margo Price‘s All American Made (iTunes), Tyminski‘s Southern Gothic (iTunes), Tegan And Sara Present The Con X: Covers (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: 98°‘s Let It Snow (iTunes), Cheap Trick‘s Christmas Christmas (iTunes), Lindsey Stirling‘s Warmer In The Winter (iTunes), Pentatonix‘s A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Bryce Fox‘s Heaven On Hold (iTunes), Lewis Capaldi‘s Bloom (iTunesMiC LOWRY‘s Mood (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Anywhere”, Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Badi Boum”, Felix Snow featuring Tsunami (iTunes)
“Bedroom Floor”, Liam Payne (iTunes)
“Before Anyone Knew Our Name”, Stereophonics (iTunes)
“Blackout”, Erin McCarley featuring Bodytalkr (iTunes)
“Bloodstone”, Guy Sebastian (iTunes)
“bright pink tims”, blackbear featuring Cam’ron (iTunes)
“Buttons”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
“Candy Paint”, Post Malone (iTunes)
“Caving”, Justin Caruso featuring James Droll (iTunes)
“Christmas Eve” and “Meaning Of Life”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Collide”, Rachel Platten (iTunes)
“Confidence” and “Only 4 Me”, Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Darts In The Dark”, MAGIC! (iTunes)
“Don’t Be A Fool (Unplugged)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Don’t Turn Around”, Milow (iTunes)
“Everybody Here Wants You”, George Maple (iTunes)
“Forever”, Martin Garrix and Matisse & Sadko (iTunes)
“Forever”, Sigma featuring Quavo & Sebastian Kole (iTunes)
“Friends (Remix)”, Justin Bieber & BloodPop® featuring Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Gorgeous”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Happy Hour”, Weezer (iTunes)
“High Rollin'”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Home”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“It’s My House”, MIKA (iTunes)
“Kids In Love”, Kygo featuring The Night Game & Maja Francis (iTunes)
“Light The Way”, Mikky Ekko (iTunes)
“Lose My Mind (Acoustic)”, Dean Lewis (iTunes)
“Mamita”, CNCO (iTunes)
“Miss Me More”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“New Rules (Acoustic)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“One Chance To Dance”, Naughty Boy featuring Joe Jonas (iTunes)
“Sunglasses In The Rain”, John Gibbons (iTunes)
“Take Me With You”, Fleurie x Dalton Diehl x Ruslan (iTunes)
“The Star”, Mariah Carey (iTunes)
“Tongues”, Matt Woods (iTunes)
“What About Us (Tiësto’s AFTR:HRS Remix)”, P!nk (iTunes)
“Whiskey”, Maroon 5 featuring A$AP Rocky (iTunes)
“You & Me”, Marshmello (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (January 2017)

Radio Report - January 2017

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 January in this month’s Radio Report:

ONEREPUBLIC – “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (Mosley/Interscope, January 9 – Hot AC)
Album: Oh My My (2016)
Past HAC History: Since 2007, Ryan Tedder and crew have been regulars on the chart. This should become their 14th top 40 song.

HEMBREE – “Holy Water” (Ribbon Music, January 10 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: From Kansas City, this male trio is a new name here. A handful of tastemakers on the panel have started to air it.

NOAH CYRUS featuring LABRINTH – “Make Me (Cry)” (RECORDS, January 10 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Cyrus will become the fourth member of that family to chart with her first hit. Labrinth had a minor hit in 2013.

BROODS – “Heartlines” (Capitol, January 16 – Hot AC)
Album: Conscious (2016)
Past HAC History: This New Zealand sibling duo has no prior history at this format, but they do have three top 40 Alternative hits.

BASTILLE – “Blame” (Capitol, January 17 – Alternative)
Album: Wild World (2016)
Past ALT History: This quartet is 4-for-4 as far as top five singles at the format, with two reaching #1: “Pompeii” and “Good Grief”.

LITTLE MIX – “Shout Out To My Ex” (Syco/Columbia, January 17 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: Glory Days (2016)
Past CHR History: The popular U.K. girl group has three top 40 hits so far, the biggest being “Black Magic”, which hit #23 in 2015.

MAGGIE LINDEMANN – “Pretty Girl” (300 Entertainment/in2une, January 17 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: It’s the first time at the format for the 18-year-old artist. The track is approaching six million streams at Spotify.

LINDSEY STIRLING featuring ZZ WARD – “Hold My Heart” (Lindseystomp/in2une, January 23 – Hot AC)
Album: Brave Enough (2016)
Past HAC History: This is the first collaboration for the two female soloists, who each have two minor top 40 singles at the format.

PASSENGER – “Anywhere” (Nettwerk, January 30 – Triple A)
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (2016)
Past AAA History: Mike Rosenberg got to #1 in 2013 with a reissue of “Let Her Go”. “Somebody’s Love” went top five late last year.

OCEAN PARK STANDOFF – “Good News” (Hollywood, January 31 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: California’s had many acts make their debut at the format. We’ll see if this Santa Monica trio is the next to chart.

These past picks are headed to additional formats this month:
CALUM SCOTT – “Dancing On My Own” (Capitol, 1/10 – CHR/Top 40) (See October 2016 Report for Hot AC date)
KALEO – “All The Pretty Girls” (Elektra/Atlantic, 1/17 – Alternative)
(See April 2015 Report for Triple A date)
LP – “Lost On You” (Vagrant/BMG, 1/17 – Alternative)
(See November 2016 Report for Triple A date)
THE SCORE – “Unstoppable” (Republic, 1/24 re-service – Alternative)
(See September 2016 Report for initial Alternative date)

Which of these new songs would you like to see on the charts later this year? Let me know!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 19, 2016

Bravely battling for #1.

Bravely battling for #1.

Some of you may be headed back to college in the coming days, but before you hit the books, study up on these top new releases! I think it’ll be easier than a midterm, don’t you? Here are the new and notable albums and singles up for sale this week:

  • LINDSEY STIRLING — Brave Enough (iTunes)
    • Violinist Stirling is back with her third studio album, her first since 2014’s Shatter Me. That set entered at #2, and it’s looking like she could be in the running for a large sales frame next week. Will it debut at #1? Time will tell. The radio single from it is “Something Wild”, a Hot AC hit that features Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness.
  • TORY LANEZ — I Told You (iTunes)
    • Lanez is best known for radio hits like “Say It”, which topped both the Rhythmic and Urban charts, and “LUV”, a song that’s accumulating major gains at those two formats and the Top 40 airwaves. Stream and track-equivalent units are likely to boost its placement on the Billboard 200.
  • DOLLY PARTON — Pure & Simple (iTunes)
    • With a new joint venture in place, Parton releases her latest studio album. Though she’s far beyond the days of major hits on the Country radio chart, this one will certainly rank high on the albums survey.
  • More albums out this week: Amos Lee‘s Spirit (iTunes), Crystal Castles‘s Amnesty (iTunes), Kiefer Sutherland‘s Down In A Hole (iTunes), The Color Morale‘s Desolate Divine (iTunes), Thom Sonny Green‘s High Anxiety (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: EDEN‘s I Think You Think Too Much Of Me (iTunes), Jake Miller‘s Overnight (iTunes), Jordan Fisher‘s Jordan Fisher (iTunes)

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

  • “Ain’t Got Money”, New District (iTunes)
  • “Anywhere”, Passenger (iTunes)
  • “It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am”, KT Tunstall (iTunes)
  • “Mercy”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
  • “Nobody But Me”, Michael Bublé (iTunes)
  • “Out Of My System (Galantis Remix)”, Youngr (iTunes)
  • “Precious”, Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
  • “Still Falling For You”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
  • “The Long Goodbye”, Sarah McLachlan (iTunes)
  • “The Very Thought Of You”, Kristen Chenoweth featuring Dave Koz (iTunes)
  • “Whiskey And You”, Aaron Lewis (iTunes)
  • “You Don’t Know Love (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Olly Murs (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears, Florida Georgia Line, Ingrid Michaelson and more.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (April 29)

Causing more "Trouble".

Causing more “Trouble”.

This set of releases isn’t the most interesting crew of the year, but if you’re down with some rockers, a pop duo and a violinist, you may be in luck. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of April 29:

  • With his first album in nearly four years, singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne returns with his fifth studio effort, Supernova. The title track is currently at AAA radio and charting within the top 5. LaMontagne’s last two albums have both debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200; this will likely secure a debut around the same area. (iTunes)
  • Former America’s Got Talent contestant and independent artist Lindsey Stirling is back with her second album, Shatter Me. The violinist collaborated with Lzzy Hale and Dia Frampton on this set. Stirling 2012 self-titled effort was a major sleeper hit and this could potentially have a sizable first week number. (iTunes)
  • Everyday Robots is the first solo set for Damon Albarn, best known for his work as the lead singer of Blur. Albarn’s album is already selling extremely well across Europe, and while it won’t put up the same number here, it should attract a decent crowd. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Old 97‘s Most Messed Up (iTunes), Pixies‘s Indie Cindy (iTunes), Rodrigo Y Gabriela‘s 9 Dead Alive (iTunes), Saliva‘s Rise Up (iTunes), Strange Talk‘s Cast Away (iTunes), Timeflies‘s After Hours (iTunes) and the soundtrack to the forthcoming film Neighbors (iTunes).

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

  • “Bind Your Love”, another digital single from Cher Lloyd. (iTunes)
  • “Do It Again”, one track from a collaborative effort between Röyksopp & Robyn. (iTunes)
  • “Let Me In”, a track from Grouplove from the forthcoming soundtrack to The Fault In Our Stars. (iTunes)
  • “Lock Me Up” (+ EP), new from pop/rockers The Cab. (iTunes)
  • “Problem”, the new single from Ariana Grande and featuring Iggy Azalea. (iTunes)

With the soundtrack to Frozen still dominating, can new releases from Hunter Hayes, Lily Allen or even the fiftieth edition of NOW! That’s What I Call Music! warm the top of the chart? A full preview is coming in seven!

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