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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 4, 2019

He’s powering into 2019.

Welcome to 2019 and another year of exciting new releases! These are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

DERMOT KENNEDY – Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
Features: “Power Over Me”, currently in the top 20 at Triple A radio (prior single “Glory” also reached the top 20 at the format)

Notable albums out this week: Old Sea Brigade‘s Ode To A Friend (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Lost Kings‘s Paper Crowns (iTunes)

Notable remix packages out this week:
“Don’t Know You (Remixes)”, Justin Caruso featuring Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Emoji (Remixes)”, Galantis (iTunes)
“Rumors (Remixes)”, R3HAB & Sofia Carson (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Tight Ship”, David Gray (iTunes)
“A Thousand Years (Lullaby)”, Christina Perri (iTunes)
“Better Than Today”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Being Alive”, Hardwell featuring JGUAR (iTunes)
“Brand New Day (2019)”, Sting (iTunes)
“Breathe Easy”, Sval (iTunes)
“Brown Cow Stunning”, Monique Heart (iTunes)
“Clean Eyes (Acoustic)”, SYML (iTunes)
“Don’t Speak”, PANG! (iTunes)
“Favourite Thing”, Fleur East (iTunes)
“Get Enough”, Paul McCartney (iTunes)
“Halfway There”, ROZES (iTunes)
“Heaven”, Dzeko vs. Riggi & Piros featuring Veronica (iTunes)
“Home Alone”, Dan Talevski (iTunes)
“Human Error”, Oh Land (iTunes)
“I Do (String Version)”, Douwe Bob (iTunes)
“I Found You / Nilda’s Story”, Benny Blanco & Calvin Harris with Miguel (iTunes)
“I Want To Know What Love Is”, Foreigner with the Shriners Hospitals Kids Choir (iTunes)
“I Want You (Live)”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“I’m Never Gonna Let You Down Again”, Balthazar (iTunes)
“It’s All Yours”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Juice”, Lizzo (iTunes)
“Kiss That Girl Goodbye”, Aaron Watson (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Jada (iTunes)
“Move On”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“My Mistake (Piano Version)”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“My People”, James Hersey x Jeremy Loops (iTunes)
“Night Train”, Graeme James (iTunes)
“No Place”, Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (Acoustic)”, Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Purpose (Stripped)”, Etham (iTunes)
“Rad Drugz”, Missio (iTunes)
“Raised On Country”, Chris Young (iTunes)
“Sound Of An Orchestra”, MIKA (iTunes)
“Spoonful”, Grizfolk (iTunes)
“Steady”, Mark Diamond (iTunes)
“Undecided”, Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Unshaken”, D’Angelo (iTunes)
“Unstoppable”, The Him (iTunes)
“Whole (Demo)”, Sody (iTunes)
“Would You Understand”, 3LAU featuring Carly Paige (iTunes)
“Young Like This”, Hugo Helmig (iTunes)

Next Friday, look out for new releases from Gnash, Jack & Jack and others. 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 (January 7, 2018)

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. Happy New Year and welcome back! Lots of action on the airwaves this week, as programmers wake up from the bitterly cold break with plenty of presents to keep us warm. The first Radio Active report of 2018 starts much how the last report of 2017 began:

SEVEN WONDERS: Surviving through the slow holiday season and into 2018, Camila Cabello‘s biggest solo release to date, the Young Thug-assisted “Havana”, grabs a seventh week on top of the CHR/Top 40 chart. The global hit, taken from her forthcoming album Camila, is the longest-running #1 song at the format since Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape Of You”, which spent a total of ten weeks at the summit last spring. Her follow-up single, “Never Be The Same”, climbs from 34-30 this week, as it officially impacts on Tuesday. (Much of the panel is already on it, with adds spread out over the last few weeks, so don’t expect a big result.) “Havana” is still about 900 spins away from its nearest competitor, and with her aforementioned set due on Friday, there’s still a small chance that it could lead the chart for an eighth week. We’ll see! Regardless of what happens, she’s still a winner.

FILTHY AND FINESSE-Y: Two of this week’s top 40 entries were released at the end of last week to massive sales and streaming debuts, as well as hourly airplay on their respective first days in the market. The latter one, “Filthy” by Justin Timberlake, was all over the place on Friday and bursts into the countdown this week all the way up at #22, marking his 29th solo entry since 2002. His return to the pop format comes a week shy of the 20th anniversary of the impact date for what would become *NSYNC‘s debut U.S. hit, “I Want You Back”, which eventually went to #5 that May. In with a still-impressive 19th top 40 song is hitmaker Bruno Mars, whose remix of “Finesse” (along with Cardi B, now in with her second top 40 hit) launches at #33. The new jack swing release is an updated version of an album cut from his 2016 set, 24K Magic, which you’ll be hearing plenty about with the Grammy Awards a few weeks away. Further down the chart, the song “Home” (#39) by Machine Gun Kelly (third top 40 hit), X Ambassadors (fourth) and Bebe Rexha (12th) boosts the soundtrack to the Netflix movie Bright, while Post Malone‘s “I Fall Apart” (#40) lands the 22-year-old performer his fourth top 40 single (third from Stoney) at the format since 2015.

PUMP UP THE VOLUME: In addition to all the excitement in the top 40, another three songs are new to the top 50 this week. At #48, we find a big Urban (#10) and Rhythmic (#11) hit from chart newcomer Lil Pump, who enters with “Gucci Gang”. The rapper, 17-year-old Gazzy Garcia, released his self-titled debut last year, reaching #3 on the Billboard 200 list. Two additional EDM releases come in just below that single, with “First Love” (#49) bringing together the duo Lost Kings and two-time top 40 entrant Sabrina Carpenter, with “All Falls Down” (#50) linking Alan Walker with another singer with two top 40 tracks, Noah Cyrus, as well as Digital Farm Animals, who appeared (in a featured role) on Louis Tomlinson‘s “Back To You” (#24) in 2017. Will the two guys of Lost Kings or Walker, who have achieved plenty of top 40 hits to date on the Dance survey, finally manage their first top 40 hit on the CHR chart? We’ll see soon!

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

Radio Report - December 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 December in this month’s Radio Report.

BEBE REXHA – “I Got You” (Warner Bros., December 6 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Despite her various accomplishments as a writer and a featured singer, Rexha’s two main-credited chart entries have barely scratched the top 30 at the format. This one is gaining some solid early stations, but will radio give her another chance?

PHANTOGRAM – “Same Old Blues” (Republic, December 6 – Alternative)
Album: Three (2016)
Past ALT History: This New York City duo, consisting of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, recently hit the top ten on this format with a song that also reached #2 on my personal chart, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”. Their latest single should be another winner.

RAG’N’BONE MAN – “Human” (RCA, December 6 – Alternative)
Album: Human (2017)
Past ALT History: This massive international single is currently top ten on iTunes in at least 20 countries around the globe, with #1 peaks in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. Needless to say, all that momentum should help spread the buzz here quickly.

LOST KINGS featuring EMILY WARREN – “Phone Down” (Disruptor/RCA, December 13 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Robert Gainley and Dr. No are best known for their remixes, much like how The Chainsmokers began. (The two acts share a manager.) Warren was the featured vocalist on FRENSHIP’s “Capsize”, which just missed the top 20 several weeks ago.

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