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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 18, 2021

Keeping the “Power” on.

40. 98 Degrees – Where Do You Wanna Go?
38. Michael Franti & Spearhead – Good Day For A Good Day
37. Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love?? | HIGHEST DEBUT

33. SUPER-Hi x Neeka – Following The Sun (40)
30. Imagine Dragons – Wrecked (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
07. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (12)

10. John Mayer – Last Train Home (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Elle King & Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) (07) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
08. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Dua Lipa – Love Again (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Olivia Rodrigo – Déjà Vu (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Duran Duran – Invisible (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Mimi Webb – Good Without (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – Higher Power (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nic D – Fine Apple (1)
2. Seb – Seaside (6)
3. American Authors featuring Mark McGrath – Nice And Easy (8)
4. Sigrid – Mirror (3)
5. Olivia Holt – Next (7)
6. Tomorrow x Together – Magic (2)
7. Ralph – Tommy (10)
8. Jax – 90’s Kids (-)
9. Walk Off The Earth x Lukas Graham – Love You Right (-)
10. Jxdn featuring Machine Gun Kelly – Wanna Be (-)

In The Mix:
Conan Gray – People Watching (new)
Journey – The Way We Used To Be
Kane Brown x Blackbear – Memory
Maisie Peters – Psycho
Mimi Webb – Dumb Love
Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor
Saint Phnx – Happy Place
Scott Helman – Old Friends
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – Stay

Chart Notes:

  • In likely their final week at #1, Coldplay holds onto the top spot for a fourth week on my personal chart with “Higher Power”. It marks the group’s longest run at the summit since 2014, when “A Sky Full Of Stars” also spent four weeks on top. Imagine Dragons claim this week’s Biggest Mover with “Wrecked”, rising from 38-30 in its second week in the countdown. For debuts, we have three of them: trio Walk The Moon is back with their first entry in two years, “Can You Handle My Love??”, landing at #37. Michael Franti & Spearhead look to spread some positivity with “Good Day For A Good Day” at #38. Finally, checking in at #40, is the other debut posing a question this week: “Where Do You Wanna Go?”, the first chart song in 19 years for 98 Degrees. Member Nick Lachey managed to appear on my chart with a handful of solo entries through 2009, but this is the quartet’s first time on my list since “Why (Are We Still Friends)”.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 19, 2020

Translation: two top titles this week.

That Friday feeling is back again, which means plenty of new music is ready for your ears. You can now hear albums from Gabby Barrett, Jason Mraz, John Legend and Teyana Taylor, as well as singles from BTS, J. Cole, Rascal Flatts and The Killers. Will your listening experience stay gold? Let’s find out:

BLACK EYED PEAS – Translation (iTunes)
Features: “Mamacita” and “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”, both recent hits on the Rhythmic and Top 40 radio charts

GABBY BARRETT – Goldmine (iTunes)
Features: “I Hope”, a recent #1 single on the Country chart that’s now crossing to Hot AC and Top 40 radio charts

JOHN LEGEND – Bigger Love (iTunes)
Features: “Conversations In The Dark”, a current top 20 single on the Urban AC radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Bob Dylan‘s Rough And Rowdy Ways (iTunes), Jason Mraz‘s Look For The Good (iTunes), Jinka‘s No Anything Else (iTunes), Juke Ross‘s Chapter 2 (iTunes), Justine Skye‘s Bare With Me (iTunes), Lamb Of God‘s Lamb Of God (iTunes), Michael Franti & Spearhead‘s Work Hard And Be Nice (iTunes), Ocean Alley‘s Lonely Diamond (iTunes), Phoebe Bridgers‘s Punisher (iTunes), Smokepurpp‘s Florida Jit (iTunes), Stray Kids‘s Go Live (iTunes), Tee Grizzley‘s The Smartest (iTunes), Teyana Taylor‘s The Album (iTunes), Songs From Love, Victor (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Breland‘s Rage & Sorrow (iTunes), EBEN‘s Honeydew (iTunes), Super Duper‘s Prelude (iTunes), Wale‘s The Imperfect Storm (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“4U”, Nicole Millar (iTunes)
“After Ours”, Dahl (iTunes)
“Alane”, Robin Schulz & Wes (iTunes)
“Bad Texter”, Ryan Woods (iTunes)
“Beautiful Lies (Cold)”, Lolo Zouaï (iTunes)
“Black Parade”, Beyoncé (iTunes)
“Bouncin”, KYLE (iTunes)
“Brand New”, Calboy featuring King Von (iTunes)
“BRB (Acoustic)”, Mahalia (iTunes)
“California”, Usher featuring Tyga (iTunes)
“Can’t Force Love”, Wankelmut (iTunes)
“Carousels”, Doves (iTunes)
“Catch Fire”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz & Hulvey (iTunes)
“Count Me In”, THEY. (iTunes)
“Country State Of Mind”, Josh Turner featuring Chris Janson (iTunes)
“Cry”, Ashnikko featuring Grimes (iTunes)
“Disco Man (Little Dragon Remix)”, Remi Wolf (iTunes)
“Do Re Mi” and “Love2ButCant”, Adan Diaz (iTunes)
“Don’t Wanna Love”, Jujubee (iTunes)
“Dream Girl (Home Made)”, Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“Dreamer”, Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“Everybody Rise”, Amy Shark (iTunes)
“First Mission”, Blueface (iTunes)
“Friends”, Lil Halima (iTunes)
“Freezing”, Bren Joy (iTunes)
“Gimme Love (Channel Tres Remix)”, Joji (iTunes)
“Go Outside”, Natalie Schlabs (iTunes)
“Hood Scars 2”, J.I. The Prince Of N.Y. & Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“How They Remember You”, Rascal Flatts (iTunes)
“I Can’t Breathe”, H.E.R. (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Dance”, Top Bunk (iTunes)
“I Wanna Know”, Jetta (iTunes)
“If I Build A Home On The Moon”, Picture This (iTunes)
“I’m Finally In Love” and “Loving You”, Thomas Headon (iTunes)
“I’m Not OK”, RHODES (iTunes)
“Inside” and “Outside”, Gnash (iTunes)
“Internet”, Lauren Sanderson (iTunes)
“Judi”, Nissi (iTunes)
“Let Go”, Matt Hartke (iTunes)
“Let Me Love You”, Chris Wallace (iTunes)
“Life In Stereo”, Mads Langer (iTunes)
“Live And Die In LA”, SEB (iTunes)
“Lockdown”, Anderson .Paak (iTunes)
“Lose Touch”, Remme (iTunes)
“Mi Niña”, Ozuna (iTunes)
“Miss U More Than U Know”, Sofia Carson & R3HAB (iTunes)
“Moral Of The Story”, Ashe featuring Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Move Like A Boss”, Fivio Foreign featuring Young M.A (iTunes)
“My Own Soul’s Warning”, The Killers (iTunes)
“My People”, Amber Mark (iTunes)
“Natalie Portman”, Tom Speight (iTunes)
“Never Love Again”, Mcamp (iTunes)
“No Way”, Big Skeez (iTunes)
“Not Alright”, Pink Sweat$ (iTunes)
“Notes”, Que Parks (iTunes)
“One Prayer Left”, Ryan Griffin (iTunes)
“Perfect Way To Die”, Alicia Keys (iTunes)
“Precious”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Push It Right”, MOTi featuring Laura White (iTunes)
“Snow On Tha Bluff”, J. Cole (iTunes)
“Sooner Or Later”, Hugo Helmig (iTunes)
“Spend It All”, Tony Ferrari (iTunes)
“Stay All Night (Acoustic)”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Stay Gold”, BTS (iTunes)
“Still Remember”, Gucci Mane & Pooh Shiesty (iTunes)
“Tap In”, Saweetie (iTunes)
“The Champion”, The Score (iTunes)
“Thinkin’ On You”, Bklava (iTunes)
“Thousand Faces”, Don Diablo & Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Underneath”, Ramz (iTunes)
“Vacant Heart”, StaySolidRocky featuring Big4Keezy (iTunes)
“Vacation”, Tyga (iTunes)
“Vicious”, Tate McRae featuring Lil Mosey (iTunes)
“Wake Up Romeo”, Caro Emerald (iTunes)
“We’ll Be Fine”, Luz (iTunes)
“Western Swing & Waltzes”, Colter Wall (iTunes)
“When I See You, I See Home (Wedding Version)”, Tyler Hilton (iTunes)
“Would You Come Home”, Tyler Blackburn (iTunes)

Next week, the new projects from HAIM and Jessie Ware 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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 25, 2019

Big album bows are in their DNA.

There won’t be any million-sellers this week, but there are plenty of lovely releases that are on the money. Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

Features: “Chances”, currently in the top 20 at Hot AC and top 50 on Top 40 radio (as well as prior single “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”)

Features: “Mantra”, currently in the top five at Active Rock radio

VARIOUS ARTISTS – 2019 Grammy Nominees (iTunes)
Features: chart hits from the likes of Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Taylor Swift and others

Notable albums out this week: Boogie‘s Everything’s For Sale (iTunes), Dreezy‘s Big Dreez (iTunes), FIDLAR‘s Almost Free (iTunes), Jack & Jack‘s A Good Friend Is Nice (iTunes), Keuning‘s Prismism (iTunes), Kiss‘s Kissworld – The Best Of Kiss (iTunes), Michael Franti & Spearhead‘s Stay Human Vol. 2 (iTunes), Rat Boy‘s Internationally Unknown (iTunes), Rudimental‘s Toast To Our Differences (iTunes), Say Anything‘s Oliver Appropriate (iTunes), Terror Jr‘s Unfortunately, Terror Jr (iTunes), Weezer‘s Weezer (The Teal Album) (iTunes), Wrabel‘s One Nite Only (Live) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Frank Turner‘s Don’t Worry (iTunes), Julia Michaels‘s Inner Monologue Part I (iTunes), Santana‘s In Search Of Mona Lisa (iTunes), Slenderbodies‘s Soraya (iTunes), Sunflower‘s King Of The Dudes (iTunes), Wild Youth‘s The Last Goodbye (iTunes)

Notable remix packages out this week: TBA‘s TBA (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2021” / “Harmony Hall”, Vampire Weekend (iTunes)
“Against Me”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“American Dream”, Sultan + Shepard (iTunes)
“Back To The Start”, Michael Schulte (iTunes)
“Blind”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“BOOM”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“Bug A Boo”, Joe Stone (iTunes)
“Change Your Mind”, Tori Kelly (iTunes)
“Cool As Hell”, Baker Boy (iTunes)
“Crashing”, Illenium featuring Bahari (iTunes)
“Distance”, Nicky Romero x Olivia Holt (iTunes)
“Don’t Leave Me Waiting”, Newton Faulkner (iTunes)
“Excuses (Acoustic)”, Olly Murs (iTunes)
“Exits”, Foals (iTunes)
“Everybody Wants You”, Black Saint featuring Sam Fischer (iTunes)
“Falling Apart”, Broods (iTunes)
“Fake Louis”, Girl Wilde (iTunes)
“Fire Is Love”, SAARLOOS (iTunes)
“Give You Up”, Dido (iTunes)
“Haunted House” and “Moderation”, Florence + The Machine (iTunes)
“Headlights (Madison Mars Remix)”, Hellberg & Leona Lewis (iTunes)
“Heal Me”, Grace Carter (iTunes)
“Heavy Crown”, Grizfolk (iTunes)
“Here Come The Warriors”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“I’m So Tired…”, Lauv & Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“Joy (R3HAB Remix)”, for KING & COUNTRY (iTunes)
“Karma”, Robinson (iTunes)
“Like That”, Eva Simons (iTunes)
“Listen To Me”, Dirty Heads (iTunes)
“Loca”, Alvaro Soler (iTunes)
“Lost In Translation”, FRANKIE (iTunes)
“Love Me & Let Me Go”, Ashley Tisdale (iTunes)
“Love Me Back”, RITUAL with Tove Styrke (iTunes)
“Middle Child”, J. Cole (iTunes)
“Monster (Under My Bed)”, Call Me Karizma (iTunes)
“Nothing Breaks Like a Heart (Don Diablo Remix)”, Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Out Of Love” and “You Don’t Know Me”, Peter Manos (iTunes)
“Red Bull & Hennessy”, Jenny Lewis (iTunes)
“S.O.S.”, Spazz Cardigan (iTunes)
“Save Me Tonight”, ARTY (iTunes)
“Savior”, No/Me (iTunes)
“Sexual Vibe (Acoustic)”, Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Slow Fade”, Ruth B. (iTunes)
“Strangers”, Vigiland featuring A7S (iTunes)
“Swan Song”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“The First To Know”, Robin Bengtsson (iTunes)
“Think About Us”, Little Mix featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Undrunk”, FLETCHER (iTunes)
“Velvet”, LINES (iTunes)
“Watching The Waves”, David Gray (iTunes)
“Wicked Hearts”, Junge Junge featuring Jamie Hartman (iTunes)
“Woke Up Late”, Drax Project featuring Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
“Won’t Let Go”, Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“You Say (Piano Version)”, Lauren Daigle (iTunes)
“You’re In His Bed, I’m In His Head”, Mags (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from American Authors, Broods and many 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 June 3, 2016

Holding out for this Hero.

Holding out for this Hero.

No June swoon on the release schedule this week… there are lots of emerging and established acts to keep the hits coming. Score! Here are all the notable new albums and singles:

  • MAREN MORRIS — Hero (iTunes)
    • Morris is one of the brightest new stars on the Country scene. Both her sales and streaming data is pretty impressive, and that’ll hopefully translate into a nice first week with her first major-label set. Lead single “My Church”, which has weathered some polarizing callout scores, is still in the top ten at the format. We’ll see if a top five debut is in reach in a few days.
  • TEGAN AND SARA — Love You To Death (iTunes)
    • The two Quin sisters had a very strong pop album in 2013 with Heartthrob, which gave them a U.S. hit with “Closer”. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with “Boyfriend”, which is already a radio hit in their native Canada, and going for Hot AC adds on Monday. I’m looking forward to hearing the other gems on their latest effort.
  • DAN + SHAY — Obsessed (iTunes)
    • The duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney is slowly making its way up the Country airplay list with “From The Ground Up”, which is selling very well. Their second album is looking to repeat the top ten debut of their 2014 set, which gave them one Gold and one Platinum single.
  • VOLBEAT — Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie (iTunes)
    • The Danish metal group is on top of the Active Rock chart with “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”, their fifth #1 there. The last album by the band, released in 2013, entered in the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart. Can they seal the deal for a second time?
  • PAUL SIMON — Stranger To Stranger (iTunes)
    • It’s solo album #13 for the legendary singer/songwriter, another likely top ten record for him. On the Triple A listing, “Wristband” remains in the top 20
  • More albums out this week: Craig Morgan‘s A Whole Lot More To Me (iTunes), Ladyhawke‘s Wild Things (iTunes), Max Jury‘s Max Jury (iTunes), Michael Franti & Spearhead‘s Soulrocker (iTunes), The Kills‘s Ash & Ice (iTunes), Train‘s Does Led Zeppelin 2 (iTunes), Me Before You (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Waitress (Original Cast Recording) (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Alexander Jean‘s Head High (iTunes), The Strokes‘s Future Present Past (iTunes)

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

  • “All We Ever Knew”, The Head And The Heart (iTunes)
  • “Because I Love You”, Montaigne (iTunes)
  • “Good Girls”, Elle King (iTunes)
  • “Great Night”, NEEDTOBREATHE featuring Shovels & Rope (iTunes)
  • “Half Light”, BANNERS (iTunes)
  • “I Love You Always Forever”, Betty Who (iTunes)
  • “Lemonade”, Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner (iTunes)
  • “Maybe IDK”, Jon Bellion (iTunes)
  • “My Enviroment”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)
  • “Need Somebody”, Alex Newell (iTunes)
  • “Palms”, Rationale (iTunes)
  • “Perfect Strangers”, Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper (iTunes)
  • “Roll Up”, Fitz And The Tantrums (iTunes)
  • “Sing Me To Sleep”, Alan Walker (iTunes)
  • “Take Me Dancing”, Will Joseph Cook (iTunes)
  • “Treat You Better”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
  • “Whatever, Wherever”, Band Of Horses (iTunes)
  • “Wow”, Beck (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Fitz And The TantrumsKaleo, KONGOSNick Jonas and more.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (July 30)

Layin' it on Thicke.

Layin’ it on Thicke.

Get ready to take your seat on the soulacoaster because it’s taking you on a smooth ride through the week’s music releases for Tuesday, July 30:

  • His album sales were dropping fast and his singles weren’t gaining nearly as much airplay as in years past… it looked as though Robin Thicke was on his way out, until a little song called “Blurred Lines” gave him his first #1 single ever. Now, parent album Blurred Lines is in stores today and expected to be next week’s top-selling album. How high will the numbers be? Based on how enormously well the single is doing, it may just be his biggest week yet. (iTunes)
  • Featuring the pop hit “Chloe (You’re The One I Want)”, X Factor’s season 2 bad boy trio Emblem3 makes their debut with Nothing To Lose. It will very likely do better than season 2 winner Tate Stevens‘s debut album of a few months ago. (Did I hear a “he had an album out?”) (iTunes)
  • On the topic of boy bands, the Backstreet Boys are back (alright!) with In A World Like This, with the title track being the current radio single from it. This is no Millenium, but you know their core fans will like it. (iTunes)
  • With their first album in three years, Michael Franti & Spearhead return with All People, featuring the single “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)”. (iTunes)
  • Legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy is out with Rhythm & Blues. He released his first album way back in 1965 with the Junior Wells Band. (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include Moore Is More by Chanté Moore (iTunes) and Bakersfield by Vince Gill and Paul Franklin (iTunes).

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

  • “Bonfire Heart”, the first single from James Blunt‘s forthcoming album Moon Landing. (iTunes)
  • “Can’t Believe It”, a collaboration between rappers Flo Rida and Pitbull. (iTunes)
  • “Turn The Night Up”, a new single from Latin singer Enrique Iglesias. (iTunes)

In a light release week for the first week of August, duo The Civil Wars may battle for the #1 spot with their self-titled album, or current “Don’t Ya” hitmaker Brett Eldredge could crank that Country sound to the top. We’ll see! A preview is coming in seven.

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