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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 1, 2021

On sale now, loves.

It’s the start of October and the fall brings lots of love to this week’s New Music Friday review, including the latest albums from Brandi Carlile, JoJo and Meek Mill, as well as new singles from Elton John, Limp Bizkit and TWICE. Everybody’s going gaga over these releases:

Notable albums out this week: Asking Alexandria‘s See What’s On The Inside (Stream), Brandi Carlile‘s In These Silent Days (Stream), Client Liaison‘s Divine Intervention (Stream), Felix Jaehn‘s Breathe (Stream), Headie One‘s Too Loyal For My Own Good (Stream), Icewear Vezzo‘s Rich Off Pints 2 (Stream), Jeremy Zucker‘s Crusher (Stream), JoJo‘s Trying Not To Think About It (Stream), Logan Mize‘s Welcome To Prairieville (Stream), Mads Langer‘s Where Oceans Meet (Stream), Meek Mill‘s Expensive Pain (Stream), RAY BLK‘s Access Denied (Stream), The Doobie Brothers‘s Liberté (Stream), The Script‘s Tales From The Script: Greatest Hits (Stream), Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga‘s Love For Sale (Stream), Wage War‘s Manic (Stream), No Time To Die (Soundtrack) (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Carter Ace‘s The One And Lonely (Stream), Goody Grace‘s Nostalgia Kills (Stream), Jacob Sartorius‘s Lost But Found (Stream), Jake Wesley Rogers‘s Pluto (Stream), Leah Kate‘s What Just Happened? (Stream), Lily Rose‘s Stronger Than I Am (Stream), Lonr.‘s Land Of Nothing Real 2 (Stream), Noah Davis‘s F*ck Flowers (Stream), Oliver Tree & Little Big‘s Welcome To The Internet (Stream), Pia Mia‘s My Side (Stream), R.I.Pablo‘s Bug Lyf (Stream), Rudie Edwards‘s Worst Ways (Stream), Valley‘s Last Birthday (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“5’1”, Greta Isaac (Stream)
“6AM”, Fly By Midnight (Stream)
“Airplane Thoughts”, Dhruv (Stream)
“Anthony Kiedis” and “Front Tooth”, Remi Wolf (Stream)
“Asteroid”, 1990Nowhere (Stream)
“B*tch (I Said It)”, Sody (Stream)
“Blessed And Free”, Kane Brown & H.E.R. (Stream)
“Bond Girl”, Anna Mae (Stream)
“Bout That”, Kent Jones featuring Rick Ross (Stream)
“Break The Silence”, Robert Grace (Stream)
“Burn It All Down”, League Of Legends & PVRIS (Stream)
“Burning Bridges (Up Close/Acoustic)”, Sigrid (Stream)
“C U L8R”, Arizona Zervas (Stream)
“Catch Me”, Levi Evans (Stream)
“Chicken Wings”, Samm Henshaw (Stream)
“Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones)”, Norah Jones (Stream)
“Come Back”, Skizzy Mars & Marc E. Bassy (Stream)
“Come Back As A Country Boy”, Blake Shelton (Stream)
“Crave”, Years & Years (Stream)
“Dad Vibes”, Limp Bizkit (Stream)
“Day One”, JLS (Stream)
“Devil On My Shoulder”, Chelsea Cutler (Stream)
“Different People”, HAVEN & Alexander Stewart (Stream)
“Do Something”, Blithe (Stream)
“Don’t Let The Neighbourhood Hear”, Oh Wonder (Stream)
“Drifting Away”, Sam Austins (Stream)
“Dry”, Rancid Eddie (Stream)
“Dumped”, Aidan Bissett (Stream)
“Every Guy Ever”, Charlotte Sands (Stream)
“Everything I’m Missing”, Clear Eyes & Marian Hill (Stream)
“Ex”, Omarion featuring Bow Wow & Soulja Boy (Stream)
“Feel Good”, Mondo Cozmo (Stream)
“Feels Like”, Gracie Abrams (Stream)
“Finish Line”, Elton John & Stevie Wonder (Stream)
“For The Record”, Yo Gotti (Stream)
“Forever”, Flight Facilities featuring BROODS (Stream)
“Fue Mejor”, Kali Uchis & SZA (Stream)
“Generation Of Me”, Tor Miller (Stream)
“Go Easy Kid”, Monica Martin (Stream)
“God Complex (Mojo)”, Poutyface (Stream)
“Grade A”, Spill Tab featuring JAWNY (Stream)
“Here Comes The Night”, Agnes (Stream)
“Hole In My Heart”, Louis The Child & Livingston (Stream)
“Hunter’s Moon”, Ghost (Stream)
“Hurricane”, Cheat Codes & Grey featuring Tyson Ritter (Stream)
“I Don’t Want To Talk”, Wallows (Stream)
“I Just Wanna Know”, Jade Novah (Stream)
“Last One Standing”, Skylar Grey, Polo G, Mozzy & Eminem (Stream)
“Lemme Find Out”, Bino Rideaux & Roddy Ricch (Stream)
“Let It Snow! (2021)”, Michael Bublé (Stream)
“Let U Go”, Joey Knight (Stream)
“Like A Boy”, Lauren Weintraub featuring JORDY (Stream)
“Lipstick”, Penny Lame (Stream)
“Lonely Like Me”, Kevin Garrett (Stream)
“Made From The Stars”, Aloe Blacc (Stream)
“Maggots” and “Panic Attacks In Paradise”, Ashnikko (Stream)
“Make Believe”, Cian Ducrot (Stream)
“Mamacita”, Havelock (Stream)
“Material Things”, Johnny Stimson (Stream)
“MIA”, Forrest Nolan (Stream)
“MVP”, Slimdan (Stream)
“My Name”, Peg Parnevik (Stream)
“Please Don’t Walk Away”, PJ Morton (Stream)
“Poke It Out”, Wale & J. Cole (Stream)
“Pondicherry”, DJ Snake & Malaa (Stream)
“Predictable”, Aldn (Stream)
“Really Wanna Dance With You”, New Rules (Stream)
“Ride Or Die”, Sabrina Sterling featuring Griffin Lancaster (Stream)
“Rise”, Calum Scott (Stream)
“Roadside”, Mahalia featuring AJ Tracey (Stream)
“Rushing Water”, Sting (Stream)
“Same Side”, Dylan Dunlap (Stream)
“Sing”, Jon Batiste & Tori Kelly (Stream)
“Smallest Things”, Lily Meola (Stream)
“Sobriety”, Jessie Murph (Stream)
“Someone Else”, Dylan (Stream)
“Someone New”, Elijah Woods (Stream)
“Spit Of You”, Sam Fender (Stream)
“Superman”, Reiley (Stream)
“Supertropicali”, Fleurie (Stream)
“Teardrinker”, Mastodon (Stream)
“The Beachland Ballroom”, IDLES (Stream)
“The Feels”, TWICE (Stream)
“The Phalanx”, Trivium (Stream)
“Tokyo”, Finn Askew (Stream)
“Troubles A’ Comin'”, The Rolling Stones (Stream)
“Truck Songs”, Angel Du$t (Stream)
“Trust Fund Babies”, Lil Wayne featuring Rich The Kid (Stream)
“U F*cked It 4 Me”, Munn (Stream)
“U Look Stupid”, LØLØ (Stream)
“Under Dusk”, Harrison Storm & Enna Blake (Stream)
“Us”, Hannah Ellis (Stream)
“Vibe”, Skip Marley & Popcaan (Stream)
“Wait A Minute”, Arlie (Stream)
“Want It All”, Burna Boy featuring Polo G (Stream)
“Wasted Days”, John Mellencamp & Bruce Springsteen (Stream)
“Wet Dream”, Wet Leg (Stream)
“With A Woman You Love”, Justin Moore (Stream)
“Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To”, Courtney Barnett (Stream)

Next week, the new albums from Old DominionReba McEntire and Trivium 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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 24, 2019)

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. Time to ring in the new survey, so let’s head up the list and check out what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

THE SHAPE OF “RINGS”: Ariana Grande‘s international hit “7 Rings” is safely #1 again at the Top 40 format for a third week, with the nearest competitor still about 3,900 spins away. It remains at #6 on the Rhythmic chart and rises to #15 at Hot AC radio. It should remain at the summit for a fourth week, given its sizable boost of just over 500 spins, as her follow-up single “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” holds outside the top ten at #12. It’s up nearly 1,100 spins versus last week.

After debuting at #45 on last week’s list, Lauv and Troye Sivan‘s “I’m So Tired…” climbs to #37 on this week’s survey, which gives the former his third top 40 single at the format and the latter his fifth. The tune is the highest of three debuts in the top 40, followed by Jeremy Zucker‘s “comethru” (up 42-39) and Jake Miller‘s “Wait For You” (41-40). Zucker’s hit is his first to reach the region, though Miller’s entry is his second and first in 4-1/2 years. That song, “First Flight Home”, got as high as #29 in October 2014.

The top 50 is full of new collaborations landing on the countdown, with “Bones” from Galantis featuring OneRepublic starting at #47 to lead things off. Bryce Vine‘s latest tune, the YG-assisted “La La Land”, follows at #48, which scored 39 stations on Tuesday to become the Most Added title at the format. Finally, the recent Rhythmic and Urban radio chart-topper “Going Bad” enters at #49 for Meek Mill featuring Drake, the latest single from Mill’s 2018 album Championships. Despite a lengthy history at both formats over the last few years, this is his first song to chart at the pop format.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 30, 2018

Will he be the chart champion?

They are the potential champions, my friends, but who will keep on fighting ’til the end? Get ready to buy and stream your picks, because these are the notable digital and physical releases out this Friday:

MEEK MILL – Championships (iTunes)
With his first album following his release from prison this past spring, Mill’s newest album is sure to do well commercially in the States. It includes the song “Dangerous”, a collaboration with Jeremih and PnB Rock that holds at the top of the Urban chart.

THE 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (iTunes)
This quartet has quite the fan base, which should easily push their new set into the top five on the Billboard 200. Two of the cuts from the band’s album have reached the top 20 on the Alternative radio list: “Give Yourself A Try” and “Love It If We Made It”.

ALESSIA CARA – The Pains Of Growing (iTunes)
Cara’s sophomore effort features the moderately successful “Growing Pains”, a top 20 entry on the Top 40 and Hot AC charts, as well as “Trust My Lonely”, which is lower on both lists. Will it hit the top ten on the Billboard 200 like 2015’s Know-It-All?

Notable albums out this week: Calum Scott‘s Only Human (Special Edition) (iTunes), Clean Bandit‘s What Is Love? (iTunes), DaniLeigh‘s The Plan (iTunes), Earl Sweatshirt‘s Some Rap Songs (iTunes), Wheeler Walker Jr.‘s WW III (iTunes), Dumplin’ (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Bay Ledges‘s In Waves (iTunes), Elderbrook‘s Old Friend (iTunes), Keelan Donovan‘s Disco Confetti (iTunes), Sam Tinnesz‘s Babel: The Ruins (iTunes), Sasha Sloan‘s Loser (iTunes), Stefan James‘s Nights Like (iTunes), Global Citizen – 1 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“About You” and “Drive Thru”, MacKenzie Porter (iTunes)
“Bad Ideas”, Tessa Violet (iTunes)
“Better To Lie”, Benny Blanco, Jesse & Swae Lee (iTunes)
“Blur”, featuring Foster The People (iTunes)
“Bolting Volts”, Molly Parden (iTunes)
“Bye Bye”, Gryffin featuring Ivy Adara (iTunes)
“Call You”, Cash Cash featuring Nasri (of MAGIC!) (iTunes)
“Colder”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Colorblind”, Kina Grannis (iTunes)
“Crazy Love”, Future Animals (iTunes)
“Damn Good Liar”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“Devil’s Tower”, Toto (iTunes)
“Feeling Of Falling”, Cheat Codes x Kim Petras (iTunes)
“First Winter”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“Funny Business”, Alice Merton (iTunes)
“Good Form (Remix)”, Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Life”, REECE (iTunes)
“Mercy”, Grace Weber featuring Vic Mensa (iTunes)
“Middle Of A Heartbreak”, Leland (iTunes)
“My Mistake”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Pissed”, Saweetie (iTunes)
“Play”, Jax Jones & Years & Years (iTunes)
“Rainberry”, ZAYN (iTunes)
“Reset”, Gesaffelstein (iTunes)
“Rollercoaster”, Audien featuring Liam O’Donnell (iTunes)
“Ruin My Life (Piano Version)”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Salvation”, The Strumbellas (iTunes)
“Second Boyfriend”, Matt Hall (iTunes)
“Serotonin”, Call Me Karizma (iTunes)
“Sicko Mode (Skrillex Remix)”, Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Stories”, Refs (iTunes)
“Strangers Now”, Tom Speight (iTunes)
“Sunday Morning (Zookëper Remix)”, Matoma featuring Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Sux”, CAPPA (iTunes)
“WTF”, Hugel featuring Amber Van Day (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Brett Young, Coldplay, Gucci Mane and more. 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 July 21, 2017

A Rey of light on the charts.

It’s the middle of July, so get stuck in the middle of all these grand rock and rap releases hitting stores today. It’s sure to be one mighty musical match for #1! Here are the notable albums and singles this week:

LANA DEL REY – Lust For Life (iTunes)
After taking a small Honeymoon two years ago, the New York City singer and songwriter is ready for more love from the buying public with her fourth major-label album. It features a number of interesting collaborations, with performers like Stevie Nicks and The Weekend (on the title track) in the mix. Del Rey’s fan base is pretty big at this point, and I imagine they’ll be doing all they can to ensure a #1 debut for their queen.

MEEK MILL – Wins & Losses (iTunes)
This popular rapper is just below the top ten on Urban radio with the single “Whatever You Need”, featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign. His previous set, Dreams Worth More Than Money, netted him some money when it debuted at #1 in 2015. On this particular week, it’s going to be harder to reach the top spot, but Mill could pull it off again.

TYLER, THE CREATOR – Flower Boy (iTunes)
Since 2011, all three of this rapper’s studio albums have reached the top five on the Billboard 200 chart with minimal radio play. So, this one should be another easy top five for the 26-year-old, given the millions of streams from his previous sets. “I Ain’t Got Time!” was the most recent single from the release, coming out earlier this week.

FOSTER THE PEOPLE – Sacred Hearts Club (iTunes)
Featuring “Doing It For The Money”, which ranks in the top 15 on the Alternative chart, this quartet (once a trio) is looking for a third top ten album on the Billboard 200. Three songs on this album appeared on an EP called III, which was released in April.

More albums out this week: Declan McKenna‘s What Do You Think About The Car? (iTunes), In This Moment‘s Ritual (iTunes), Romeo Santos‘s Golden (iTunes), Sage The Gemini‘s Morse Code (iTunes), Vera Blue‘s Perennial (iTunes), Descendants 2 (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: TBA

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“’93 (Acoustic)”, Youngr (iTunes)
“Ahead Of Myself”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“Back To You”, Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals (iTunes)
“Body And Soul”, Kat Dahlia (iTunes)
“Dance with A Ghost”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
“Edge Of The Night”, Sheppard featuring Sebastian Yatra (iTunes)
“Fine”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Golden Age”, Late Night Episode (iTunes)
“idontwannabeyouanymore”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Legends Are Made”, Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Mattress”, Leland (iTunes)
“Poor Me”, Shania Twain (iTunes)
“Raincoat (Loote Remix)”, Timeflies featuring Shy Martin (iTunes)
“She’s On My Mind”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Something To Hold On To”, Emily Warren (iTunes)
“The Way I Love Her (Acoustic)”, Stanaj (iTunes)
“Wedding Crashers”, Aminé featuring Offset (iTunes)
“Would You Mind”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Arcade Fire, Cage The Elephant and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (June 29)

It's the final countdown...

It’s the final countdown…

It’s the final week of Monday and Tuesday releases before our worldwide change to the Global Release Day, and several acts are looking at notable debuts on the Billboard 200. (NOTE: some of the items listed below may not be available until Monday night based on label response time and/or Apple Music’s launch this week.) Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of June 29/30:

  • 29-year-old singer Miguel had a huge era with 2012’s Gold-certified Kaleidoscope Dream, including the enduring Urban hit turned minor Pop crossover single “Adorn”. A number of featured appearances (and an award show mishap) followed that. Radio hasn’t been as reactive to “Coffee”, but retail should be pouring a little more love on Wildheart, new in stores today. It’s looking at potentially being next week’s top debut. (iTunes)
  • With his first studio album since the fall of 2012, the Philadelphia rapper named Meek Mill returns with Dreams Worth More Than Money, featuring the current Urban radio single “All Eyes On You”, which also includes rapper Nicki Minaj and singer Chris Brown. After several delays, the set is highly-anticipated, so look for it to make a splash in the top five next week. (iTunes)
  • Officially spending their third week in a row atop the Alternative radio chart with “Renegades”, the New York band called X Ambassadors pop in a VHS for your buying pleasure… on a compact disc or in a digital download, of course. The new set also features “Jungle”, which charted lowly on the Hot 100 last year. (iTunes)
  • Country star Easton Corbin is enjoying success on both the dance circuit, with his sped-up vocal on “Are You With Me” by Lost Frequencies, and in his regular musical space, where “Baby Be My Love Song” is an airplay hit. Containing that latter song is About To Get Real, out this week. (iTunes)
  • Singer Joy Williams, now solo again after two albums with The Civil Wars, is back with her latest outing, Venus. The album features the single “Woman (Oh Mama)” and it’s doing fairly well with the critics thus far. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: August Burns Red‘s Found In Far Away Places (iTunes), Bassnectar‘s Into The Sun (iTunes), Good Old War‘s Broken Into Better Shape (iTunes), Neil Young + Promise Of The Real‘s The Monsanto Years (iTunes), Slightly Stoopid‘s Meanwhile… Back At The Lab (iTunes), Vince Staples‘s Summertime ’06 (iTunes) and the Various Artists compilation from the upcoming film Magic Mike XXL (iTunes).

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

  • “Cool For The Summer”, new from Demi Lovato. (iTunes – Wednesday)
  • “Freedom”, a new single by Pharrell Williams. (iTunes)
  • “Locked Away”, new from R. City and Adam Levine. (iTunes)
  • “Nothing But Trouble”, a collaboration from Lil Wayne and Charlie Puth. (iTunes)

We’ll see you on July 10 for the first Friday edition of our weekly new releases post, featuring acts like R5, Years & Years and more! Until then, have a great Fourth Of July weekend.

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