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

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

CAPTAIN CUTS featuring NATEUR – “Love Like We Used To” (Epic, November 1 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: The Los Angeles songwriting/production trio has achieved some success at the format, most notably with “Shut Up And Dance” for Walk The Moon, which reached #2 for three weeks last year. Nateur, writer Nate Cyphert, has not charted here.

JACOB WHITESIDES – “Focus” (Double U/ADA, November 1 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: Why? (2016)
Past CHR History: Tennessee teen Whitesides, who turns 19 later this month, stalled out just below the top 50 here earlier in 2016 with “Lovesick”. Though it likely won’t do much heading into the holidays, the singer has a large group of fans to support the single.

ALEX DA KID featuring X AMBASSADORS & ELLE KING – “Not Easy” (RCA, November 7 / 8 – Triple A / Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past AAA/ALT History: Both featured acts are known at the two formats, the former for hits like “Renegades” and “Unsteady”, and the latter for “Ex’s And Oh’s” and “Under The Influence”. With a strong team, it should be an “Easy” sell for crossover play in 2017.

LP – “Lost On You” (Vagrant/BMG, November 7 – Triple A)
Album: Death Valley (EP) (2016)
Past AAA History: Four years ago, “Into The Wild” achieved some airplay at the format after being featured in a Citibank ad, and it had a brief run in the top 40. However, this release comes to the U.S. with huge chart success across Europe. Don’t let it get “Lost”.

LUKAS GRAHAM – “You’re Not There” (Warner Bros., November 7 / 8 – Hot AC / CHR/Top 40)
Album: Lukas Graham (2016)
Past HAC/CHR History: The Danish band has two U.S. hits to date, the larger of the two being chart-topper “7 Years”, which spent three weeks at #1 on the Hot AC chart and one week on the CHR chart. Their newest single will be “There” in the top 40 quite soon.

STING – “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” (A&M/Interscope, November 7 – Hot AC)
Album: 57th & 9th (2016)
Past HAC History: The 65-year-old musician was last on the chart a decade ago, when he collaborated with Sheryl Crow on “Always On Your Side”. It reached #10. His biggest Hot AC hit is “Desert Rose”, featuring Cheb Mami, which spent ten weeks at #3 in 2000.

CHARLI XCX featuring LIL YACHTY – “After The Afterparty” (Atlantic, November 15 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: It’s been nearly two years since this English singer appeared in the top 40 with “Break The Rules”, which peaked at #23 (and was largely forgotten about after the holiday freeze.) With two #1 songs to her credit, we’ll see how this party plays out.

MIIKE SNOW – “The Heart Of Me” (Downtown/Atlantic, November 15 – Alternative)
Album: iii (2016)
Past ALT History: After a year of tragic and senseless gun violence around the world, a single with a title like “My Trigger” had very little opportunity to become a huge hit at Alternative radio. Still, it made the top 40. Now, the trio hopes to reach the top ten again.

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 4, 2016

Everybody Wants new music.

Everybody Wants new music.

March brings some madness to the music biz, and there are many emerging acts, as well as old favorites, to grab your attention in our latest new releases recap. Here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • GRANGER SMITH — Remington (iTunes)
    • Smith recently topped the Country radio chart with “Backroad Song”, a single that was aided by iHeartMedia’s On The Verge program. “If The Boot Fits” was recently named the next single, and it heads for adds on March 14. Will the set named after a firearm company hit the top ten with a bullet? Stay tuned.
  • MIIKE SNOW — III (iTunes)
    • The Swedish trio’s first album in four years features the single “Genghis Khan”, which is very close to reaching the top ten on the Alternative radio survey. Though the act formed nearly a decade ago, this is their biggest U.S. hit to date.
  • THE KNOCKS — 55 (iTunes)
    • New York’s B-Roc and J-Patt have been remixing for other artists for years now, and the duo’s first full-length set sees them collaborating with acts like Carly Rae Jepsen and Walk The Moon, making for some great tunes.
  • THE STRUTS — Everybody Wants (iTunes)
    • Originally released in 2014, then pulled because of a new U.S. record deal, this reissue of the English band’s debut album features five new songs and the radio singles “Could Have Been Me” and “Kiss This”.
  • More albums out this week: Kendrick Lamar‘s untitled unmastered. (iTunes), Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz‘s Collegrove (iTunes), Loretta Lynn‘s Full Circle (iTunes), Nick Bean‘s L.O.V.E. (iTunes), Ninja Sex Party‘s Under The Covers (iTunes), Omi‘s Me 4 U: The Remixes (iTunes), The Rubens‘s Hoops (iTunes), The Saint Johns‘s Dead Of Night (iTunes), Tonight Alive‘s Limitless (iTunes), Violent Femmes‘s We Can Do Anything (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Day Wave‘s Hard To Read (iTunes), Frank Turner‘s Mittens (iTunes)

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

  • “American Country Love Song”, Jake Owen (iTunes)
  • “Bourbon”, Gallant (iTunes)
  • “Chronic”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
  • “Desire”, Years & Years featuring Tove Lo (iTunes)
  • “Do It, Try It”, M83 (iTunes)
  • “Down”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
  • “Get Out”, Frightened Rabbit (iTunes)
  • “Lips”, Oyster Kids (iTunes)
  • “Love Yourself”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
  • “No”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
  • “Painkillers”, Brian Fallon (iTunes)
  • “Shovels & Dirt”, The Stumbellas (iTunes)
  • “Sleep Like A Baby”, K. Michelle (iTunes)
  • “When I Wake Up Tomorrow”, Cheap Trick (iTunes)
  • “You’re Not There”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from 3 Doors Down, Jeff Buckley, Randy Houser and more.

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