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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 6, 2019

Hollywood’s swinging.

Lots of fun finds are here for the first release date of September, including a big album that’s sure to Post giant numbers. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

POST MALONE – Hollywood’s Bleeding (iTunes)
Features: several larger streaming and radio hits like “Circles”, the Young Thug-assisted “Goodbyes”, “Wow” and more

Notable albums out this week: Aitch‘s AitcH20 (iTunes), Barns Courtney‘s 404 (iTunes), Foy Vance‘s To Memphis (iTunes), Home Free‘s Dive Bar Saints (iTunes), Jax Jones‘s Snacks (Supersize) (iTunes), Lindsey Stirling‘s Artemis (iTunes), Mahalia‘s Love And Compromise (iTunes), Melanie Martinez‘s K-12 (iTunes), MUNA‘s Saves The World (iTunes), RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s Solace Remixed (iTunes), Sister Hazel‘s Earth (iTunes), Sleeping With Sirens‘s How It Feels To Be Lost (iTunes), The Highwomen‘s The Highwomen (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Alessia Cara‘s This Summer (iTunes), David Spekter‘s Elephant (iTunes), Death Cab For Cutie‘s The Blue (iTunes), FRND‘s Adventures Of The FRNDship: Issue 1 (iTunes), Mallrat‘s Driving Music (iTunes), Phangs‘s A_Wreck (iTunes), Snow Patrol‘s Reworked 2 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“49-99”, Tiwa Savage (iTunes)
“Actress”, Delacey (iTunes)
“Ain’t Together”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Always There”, Greta Van Fleet (iTunes)
“Back To You”, Hudson Taylor (iTunes)
“Bad Habit”, Zach Sorgen (iTunes)
“Bad Idea!”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“Bathroom Floor”, Maddie & Tae (iTunes)
“Better Than You Loved Me”, Aaron Smith (iTunes)
“Bipolar”, Kiiara (iTunes)
“Butter”, Snow Tha Product (iTunes)
“Carry Me Away”, John Mayer (iTunes)
“Casual” and “Middle Name”, Thomston (iTunes)
“Catching Feelings”, Drax Project featuring Six60 (iTunes)
“Cold”, R.Lum.R (iTunes)
“Comfort Crowd”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Compromise”, Gallant featuring Sabrina Claudio (iTunes)
“Control”, Garrett Kato (iTunes)
“Dark Circles”, Ryan Beatty (iTunes)
“Delusional”, Youngr featuring Ilselena (iTunes)
“Did It To Myself”, Orla Gartland (iTunes)
“Dirty Laundry”, Danny Brown (iTunes)
“Dream Girl”, Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“Easy”, Next Town Down featuring 6LACK (iTunes)
“Factor In”, Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
“Fade Out (Dark Heart Remix)”, Seeb with Olivia O’Brien & Space Primates (iTunes)
“Falling Down (SYML Remix)”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“February 2017”, Charli XCX featuring Clairo & Yaeji (iTunes)
“Feel Up”, Pia Mia & YG (iTunes)
“Flickers”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“For Your Eyes Only”, Cashmere Cat (iTunes)
“Got Off Easy”, Kevin Griffin (iTunes)
“Green Eyes”, Joseph (iTunes)
“Hallelujah”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Hard Liquor” and “Tip It Back”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Hey, I’m Just Like You”, Tegan & Sara (iTunes)
“High School”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Homecoming Queen?”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“Hurts”, Wafia featuring Louis The Child & Whethan (iTunes)
“I Believe In Us”, WILD (iTunes)
“I Know”, Rence (iTunes)
“I Need You More Than You Want Me”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“I Really Wish I Hated You”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“I Remember”, Patrick James (iTunes)
“I Wish”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Innit”, Drumaq (iTunes)
“Intro” and “Pink”, Two Feet (iTunes)
“In The Middle”, Alesso & SUMR CAMP (iTunes)
“Kill My Mind”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Know Your Heart”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“Let It Be Me”, Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Letting Go”, Dotan (iTunes)
“Liar” and “Shameless”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Living Proof”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Love Me Less”, MAX featuring Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Marry Those Eyes”, MKTO (iTunes)
“Missing Home”, Flora Cash (iTunes)
“More”, Electric Guest (iTunes)
“Never Change”, Don Diablo (iTunes)
“Nobody’s Perfect”, Fire Jane (iTunes)
“No Hard Feelings”, Melii (iTunes)
“Oh No!!!”, Grandson (iTunes)
“Over”, Tyron Hapi & Babet (iTunes)
“Over You”, HOLYCHILD (iTunes)
“Pick U Up”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Pill For This”, Sam DeRosa (iTunes)
“Pretty Bitchin'”, Miranda Lambert (iTunes)
“Purple Hat”, Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“Pyro”, Aaron Carter (iTunes)
“Really Don’t Like U”, Tove Lo featuring Kylie Minogue (iTunes)
“Rollin'”, Hootie & The Blowfish (iTunes)
“Sanremo”, MIKA (iTunes)
“See You Soon”, Kim Churchill (iTunes)
“Sounds Of The Skeng”, Stormzy (iTunes)
“Strange”, Celeste (iTunes)
“Summer’s Over”, Elijah The Boy (iTunes)
“Superpower”, Adam Lambert (iTunes)
“The Runner”, Foals (iTunes)
“Time For You”, Taio Cruz featuring Wonder Studio (iTunes)
“Torn (KREAM Remix)”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Treehouse”, James Arthur with Ty Dolla $ign & Shotty Horroh (iTunes)
“Two Commas”, Poo Bear (iTunes)
“Violence”, Grimes & i_o (iTunes)
“Walk Alone”, The Him (iTunes)
“Wanted”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Where We’re From”, Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Why Do You Love Me (Klingande Remix)”, Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“Woman Lover Powerful”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Younger”, Jonas Blue & HRVY (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Charli XCX, Korn, The Lumineers and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 27, 2016

Let's hear it for the Troye.

An egg-cellent Easter #1 for Troye.

DEBUTS
40. Duran Duran featuring Kiesza – Last Night In The City
39. Demi Lovato – Stone Cold
36. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Melanie Martinez – Pity Party (40)
32. Daya – Sit Still, Look Pretty (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. BANNERS – Start A Riot (27)
19. Barns Courtney – Fire (24)
09. The 1975 – The Sound (14)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ruth B – Lost Boy (12) | PEAK: #10
09. The 1975 – The Sound (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. Ben Rector – Brand New (07) | PEAK: #05
05. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart (06) | PEAK: #04
04. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Zayn – Pillowtalk (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Troye Sivan – Youth (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. X Ambassadors – Unsteady (1)
2. Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids (2)
3. Anderson East – Devil In Me (3)
4. The Score – On And On (6)
5. Jordan Smith – Stand In The Light (4)
6. Conrad Sewell – Remind Me (9)
7. Rayland Baxter – Mr. Rodriguez (5)
8. Addison Scott – I Came Alive (8)
9. The Summer Set – Missin’ You (-)
10. Matt Nathanson – Giants (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert featuring Laleh – Welcome To The Show
Alex & Sierra – Little Do You Know (new)
Bahari – Dancing On The Sun (new)
BØRNS – Past Lives
Bryan Adams – You Belong To Me
Chris Ayer – On The Blvd (new)
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Ellie Goulding – Army
Finish Ticket – Color
Goo Goo Dolls – Over And Over (new)
Kris Allen – Waves
MAGIC! – Lay You Down Easy (new)
Oh Wonder – Lose It
Paper Route – Laugh About It
The Heavy – Since You Been Gone
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Rubens – Hoops
Transviolet – New Bohemia

Chart Notes:

  • The winner of this year’s top 40 egg hunt is Fitz & The Tantrums, who just debuted their latest single on Thursday. The song is called “HandClap”, and it extends its hands out to reach the #36 spot. It leads their forthcoming album, a self-titled effort, due on June 10. The band’s biggest song on my chart remains their first, “MoneyGrabber”, which spent a week at #1 in 2011.
  • Former Disney star Demi Lovato also enters on this week’s countdown, new at #39 with “Stone Cold”. Her pretty ballad, co-written by Lovato, can be found on the album Confident, which contains two prior radio hits in the title track and “Cool For The Summer”. A video for it premiered in late February.
  • The third top 40 entry from Duran Duran‘s Paper Gods album is this week’s final debut. “Last Night In The City” has yet to paint the town red, at least at U.S. radio, but it enters at #40 on my chart. The song features Kiesza, who hit the top 20 in 2014 with “Hideaway”.

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

The 1975
THE 1975 – “The Sound” (March 1) (Alternative)
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Their album is titled I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. Try to say that five times fast. The new set is looking like it’ll debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, which is great to hear. Previous single “Love Me” cracked the top 20 on the format, their biggest U.S. hit so far, but they still deserve more. With a notable debut week ahead, their “Sound” is loud and clear.

Tryon
TRYON – “Somebody To Love Me” (March 1) (CHR/Pop)
Label: Noiseblock/Alert/Lakeside
Already making its way up my chart (#32 on the latest update) is the first radio single from this Nashville duo. Brothers Justin and Stephen Kirk are already getting some airplay at Hits 1 and Radio Disney ahead of the song’s impact date, and look to pick up a few more believers as their radio tour continues. “Somebody” was written by the two Kirks and Canadian songwriter Karen Kosowski.

Jordan Smith
JORDAN SMITH – “Stand In The Light” (March 7) (Hot AC)
Label: Republic
Smith is the latest winner of The Voice, which doesn’t exactly have a great track record at this format. Only one winner has ever hit the top 50 (Javier Colon), and one additional finalist (Vicci Martinez) had a top 20 single that’s largely forgotten about today. So, I don’t think we should be getting our hopes up about this one. That being said, it’s a pretty number that should get a few adds here.

Mayer Hawthorne
MAYER HAWTHORNE – “Love Like That” (March 7) (Triple A)
Label: Vagrant
The diverse musical palette that is Hawthorne’s discography has shined for years now. It was Where Does This Door Go in 2013, a super album that was definitely overlooked, that gave him a breakthrough era on my chart. Now, his Man About Town album, out on April 8, is ready to capture my attention. I’m looking forward to it. “Love” was the highest debut on my chart this past weekend.

Avicii / Zac Brown
AVICII (featuring ZAC BROWN) – “Broken Arrows” (March 8) (CHR/Pop)
Label: Island/Republic
It’s an unusual musical pairing, to say the least, but the two men actually work well together. Unfortunately, “Broken” is headed to radio at a time when the Swedish producer’s star has faded a bit. His last top ten hit at the format was nearly two years ago, and an ongoing chain of pulled singles and flat-out flops is not a good look for the artist nor his label. Can this single save the era? Maybe.

That Poppy
THAT POPPY – “Lowlife” (March 8) (CHR/Pop)
Label: Island/Republic
This new act grew up in Nashville and began her musical career several years ago under a slightly different name, but after signing her record deal, That changed. Still, her poppy music sounds great, and it’s attracted pop stations in Chattanooga and Nashville to add her song before it officially impacts in a week. (It’s been pushed back several times now.) Her recent EP release is Bubblebath.

Barns Courtney
BARNS COURTNEY – “Fire” (March 14) (Triple A)
Label: Capitol
This London-based newcomer had an exciting 2015, and it could be an even bigger 2016. His first single in the U.S. was featured in the film Burnt last year. “Fire” is now over 250,000 streams on Spotify. It also debuted last weekend on my own survey. Courtney was just on tour in England and Scotland in February and is scheduled to play some music festivals during the spring and summer.

Birdy
BIRDY – “Keeping Your Head Up” (March 14) (Hot AC)
Label: Atlantic
This English performer has chalked up plenty of followers and praise in her native U.K., but in the U.S., we’ve yet to fully embrace the 19-year-old. Two radio pushes for her cover of “Skinny Love” came up with skinny results, though it did earn a Platinum single certification last summer. “Keeping” is one of 14 tunes included on her upcoming Beautiful Lies album, which is due out March 25.

The Rubens
THE RUBENS – “Hoops” (March 14 / 15) (Triple A / Alternative)
Label: Warner Bros.
Many Australian groups have tried to break the U.S. in the past few years, and the latest band carries a lot of buzz with them. They recently topped the annual Hottest 100 countdown on radio station Triple J, and their album, also titled Hoops, reached a peak of #2 on the ARIA chart, one notch higher than their previous effort. The U.S. may not know them now, but watch out for this single.

Melanie Martinez
MELANIE MARTINEZ – “Pity Party” (March 22) (CHR/Pop)
Label: Atlantic
Martinez’s debut album Cry Baby was released last August to a top ten debut on the Billboard 200, but there’s been a notable lack of radio support since then. “Dollhouse” (the title cut from a prior EP) hit #49 on the Hot AC chart a year ago, and the original run for “Pity” at pop radio, scheduled for September of last year, was cancelled. We’ll see if the party gets going in the next few weeks.

Oh Wonder
OH WONDER – “Lose It” (March 22 / 28) (Alternative / Triple A)
Label: Republic
Those Hype Machine wonders are finally heading to radio with one of the cuts that topped the music blog aggregator’s main list. It was the sixth single to be released in their monthly song project, and has over nine million streams on Spotify. Though a self-titled debut album based on their project was fairly unsuccessful last year, perhaps this push will drive some new sales in their direction.

We The Kings
WE THE KINGS – “The Story Of Tonight” (March 22) (CHR/Pop)
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
This group from Florida is back on the scene and looking to score their first top 40 single in just over four years. Of their five prior chart singles, “We’ll Be A Dream” was the biggest, reaching a peak of #21 in 2010. Extremely slow chart runs have always hindered the quintet’s potential at CHR radio. Their last entry, “Say You Like Me”, took 21 (!) weeks of crawling up the top 50 to get to #32.

Which of these new singles would you like to see on top of the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 14, 2015

Time to "Party".

Time to “Party”.

This week’s New Music Friday might make you cry, but it will hopefully leave your ears content with some fresh sounds for the weekend, including several sets from new and emerging acts. Here’s a look at the week’s new album and single releases:

  • MELANIE MARTINEZ — Cry Baby (iTunes)
    • Former The Voice contestant Martinez is out with her first studio album this week, which features a couple of cuts from her 2014 EP titled Dollhouse. Though the title track from that release went to radio and could not gain much traction, “Pity Party” will be heading to the CHR format next month. Look for a nice debut next week.
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS — Wondaland Presents: The Eephus (iTunes)
    • Featuring the radio singles “Classic Man” by Jidenna, a former #1 on the Rhythmic radio chart, and “Yoga” by he and Janelle Monáe, this EP marks a solid introduction to Wondaland Records, created and led by Monáe. Given added SEA and TEA sales, it should see a medium-sized debut.
  • NEW POLITICS — Vikings (iTunes)
    • After a label swap from RCA to Warner Bros. last year, this trio from Copenhagen has managed to place two songs on the Alternative chart, though neither one could make the top ten like 2013’s “Harlem”. Still, this set should give them a ride into the top 100 on the Billboard 200.
  • More albums out this week: Aer‘s One Of A Kind (iTunes), B.o.B‘s Psycadelik Thoughtz (iTunes), Bullet For My Valentine‘s Venom (iTunes), Chinx‘s Welcome To JFK (iTunes), Dillon Francis‘s This Mixtape Is Fire (iTunes), Emily West‘s All For You (iTunes), Grace Potter‘s Midnight (iTunes), Neck Deep‘s Life’s Not Out To Get You (iTunes), Rayland Baxter‘s Imaginary Man (iTunes), Soundtrack to True Detective (Music from the HBO Series) (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: FKA twigs‘s M3LL155X (iTunes), Tyler Rich‘s Valerie (iTunes)

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

  • “Bitter Pill”, new from Gavin James. (iTunes)
  • “Black Cadillac”, an instant grat track from Shinedown. (iTunes)
  • “Honey I’m Home”, new from Francesco Yates. (iTunes)
  • “I’m In Love With A Monster”, new from Fifth Harmony. (iTunes)
  • “Live Forever”, new from The Band Perry. (iTunes)
  • “Walk The Wire”, a new single from Boy & Bear. (iTunes)
  • “You Kill Me With Silence”, an album cut from Duran Duran. (iTunes)
  • “Your Type”, an album cut from Carly Rae Jepsen. (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include new albums from Bon Jovi, Carly Rae Jepsen and Rob Thomas. See you then!

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