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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 18, 2019

“Life” on the charts.

From “Alaska” to Allentown and everywhere in-between, here are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

ALICE MERTON – Mint (iTunes)
Features: “Funny Business”, currently in the top 40 at Alternative radio (as well as prior singles “Lash Out” and “No Roots”)

CODY JOHNSON – Ain’t Nothin’ To It (iTunes)
Features: “On My Way To You”, nearing the top 20 at Country radio

MAGGIE ROGERS – Heard It In A Past Life (iTunes)
Features: “Light On”, a recent #1 at Triple A radio (as well as prior single “Alaska”)

PAPA ROACH – Who Do You Trust? (iTunes)
Features: “Who Do You Trust?”, currently in the top five at Active Rock radio

Notable albums out this week: Alexander Oscar‘s Highs & Lows (iTunes), Christina Perri‘s Songs For Carmella: Lullabies & Sing-A-Longs (iTunes), Cub Sport’s Cub Sport (iTunes), Fever 333‘s Strength In Numbb333rs (iTunes), Future‘s The WIZRD (iTunes), Guster‘s Look Alive (iTunes), James Blake‘s Assume Form (iTunes), KONGOS‘s 1929, Pt. 1 (iTunes), Mabel‘s Ivy To Roses (iTunes), Mike Posner‘s A Real Good Kid (iTunes), Pedro The Lion‘s Phoenix (iTunes), Switchfoot‘s Native Tongue (iTunes), Tyler Hilton‘s City On Fire (iTunes), Kidz Bop 39 (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Dodie‘s Human (iTunes), G Flip‘s Drink Too Much (iTunes), Gone West‘s Tides (iTunes), Krowns‘s Fake It (iTunes), Utada‘s Face My Fears (iTunes)

Notable remix packages out this week:
“1999 (Remixes)”, Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“Feeling Of Falling (Remixes)”, Cheat Codes x Kim Petras (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“7 Minutes”, Dean Lewis (iTunes)
“7 Rings”, Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“All Over Now”, The Cranberries (iTunes)
“Almost (Sweet Music)”, Hozier (iTunes)
“Always”, Gavin James featuring Philippine (iTunes)
“Arrow”, half•alive (iTunes)
“BAD!”, R3HAB (iTunes)
“Barcelona”, Jack & Jack (iTunes)
“Be Fine” / “Old Times Sake”, RØMANS (iTunes)
“Better Man”, Juliander (iTunes)
“Big Plans”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Body To Body”, Lilly Ahlberg (iTunes)
“Breathe”, Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Bridges”, Johnnyswim (iTunes)
“Cavity”, Jake Germain featuring That Kid (iTunes)
“Don’t Feel Like Crying”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Drugs”, Upsahl (iTunes)
“Fences”, Vicetone featuring Matt Wertz (iTunes)
“FU4E”, Lost Kings featuring Lauren Aqualina (iTunes)
“Genius”, LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Girl”, Maren Morris (iTunes)
“Gold”, Robbie Williams (iTunes)
“Gold”, Sam Feldt x Kate Ryan (iTunes)
“Grip”, Alec Bailey (iTunes)
“Gum”, Sam Setton (iTunes)
“Hanging On”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Heart Club”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Heave Ho”, Ben Howard (iTunes)
“Hold Your Fire”, Bad Suns (iTunes)
“Hurt”, Witt Lowry featuring Deion Reverie (iTunes)
“Hurts Like Hell (Acoustic)”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“If Looks Could Kill”, Lauren Aqualina (iTunes)
“Is It Anything?”, Aaron Taos featuring Khary (iTunes)
“Is She Gonna Be There?”, Violet Skies (iTunes)
“Jonesing”, Myylo (iTunes)
“Keanu Reeves”, Logic (iTunes)
“Land Of The Free”, The Killers (iTunes)
“LBD”, Becky G (iTunes)
“Lick Shot”, Gorgon City (iTunes)
“Loner”, Yungblud (iTunes)
“Love Me The Same”, Dan Caplen (iTunes)
“Mi Rumba”, Sofi Tukker featuring ZHU (iTunes)
“My Love Goes On”, James Morrison featuring Joss Stone (iTunes)
“My Name Isn’t”, LOVA (iTunes)
“Never Let You Go”, Slushii featuring Sofia Reyes (iTunes)
“Nightmares”, Yung Pinch featuring Lil Skies (iTunes)
“Numb Without You”, The Maine (iTunes)
“Only Just Begun”, The Moth & The Fame (iTunes)
“Outta My Mind”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Pray”, Alok featuring Conor Maynard (iTunes)
“Pretty”, Terror Jr. (iTunes)
“Pure Water”, Mustard x Migos (iTunes)
“Rendezvous”, Miss Benny (iTunes)
“Runaway”, Mike Perry (iTunes)
“Sabotage”, Sam Martin (iTunes)
“Say You’ll Be There”, Campsite Dream (iTunes)
“Scared Of Love (Preditah Remix), Rudimental featuring Ray BLK & Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Shadows”, Mansionair (iTunes)
“Shine A Light”, Bryan Adams (iTunes)
“Silly Boy”, Call Me Loop (iTunes)
“Sugar”, Peking Duk & Jack River (iTunes)
“Sweet Lie”, Max Jury (iTunes)
“Temporary”, Ella Vos (iTunes)
“That’s What I’d Do”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, Jukebox The Ghost (iTunes)
“Thief”, Alice Chater (iTunes)
“Throwback”, Delaney Jane & Shaun Frank (iTunes)
“Thursday”, Jess Glynne featuring H.E.R (iTunes)
“Unofficial Lover”, Kyan Palmer & nicopop. featuring Yung Lamby (iTunes)
“Wanted A Name”, FRENSHIP featuring Yoke Lore (iTunes)
“Warm Animal”, Sure Sure (iTunes)
“We Appreciate Power (BloodPop Remix)”, Grimes featuring HANA (iTunes)
“What Are We Waiting For”, VAX featuring Ellise (iTunes)
“Who’s Gonna Love You (New Version)”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“You & Me”, James TW (iTunes)
“Young”, Parachute (iTunes)

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 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 (September 30, 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. Blood is oozing from the top spot, but you’ll find that it’s actually a good thing for once. Here’s what’s popping this Sunday:

YOUNG AT CHART: Soaring from 4-1 in its 17th week in the top 40, “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds Of Summer becomes the new #1 song in the land on the Top 40 chart. It’s a major win for the Australian band, who have been charting since 2014 with a string of six prior top 40 singles that haven’t gone any higher than #13. However, that changes with their lucky seventh top 40 entry. Now, as much as that stat is impressive, the British band Coldplay waited until their 12th chart single to both reach the top ten and go to #1 with 2017’s “Something Just Like This”, a collaboration with The Chainsmokers. The four men of 5 Seconds Of Summer will have to hatch a plan to secure their next chart-topper here, as well as a route to #1 on the Hot AC list with “Youngblood”, currently at #8.

MEN-DES AT WORK: The pop island is full of new music this week, and two Island labelmates have this week’s top 40 entries on the Top 40 survey. Moving from 41-36, “Song About You” becomes Mike Posner‘s fifth single to reach the region. It also enters the top 40 on the Hot AC chart this week, rising 45-35. Posner’s upcoming album is due in January. One spot lower, and on the strength of hourly airplay from iHeartMedia outlets this past Thursday, a remix of Shawn Mendes‘s “Lost In Japan” (mixed by Zedd) hops into the countdown at #37. The tune is Mendes’s seventh top 40 release on the Top 40 chart and Zedd’s 13th. The original version of “Lost” can be found on Mendes’s self-titled album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 list earlier this year.

Five potential future hits break into the top 50 this week, with a large number of newcomers in the mix. Entering at #46, the highest of the five new ones includes an established pop act and an established country artist, the latter of whom is new to this format. “This Feeling” pairs The Chainsmokers with Kelsea Ballerini, the follow-up to the duo’s Emily Warren-assisted hit “Side Effects”. For the two men, it’s likely to become their tenth top 40 song here next month. At #47, “I Love It” pairs Kanye West with Lil Pump, a collaboration that’s now well into the top 20 on the Rhythmic chart and also top 30 on the Urban chart. The two guys performed the hit on Saturday Night Live this weekend in water bottle outfits. Did it quench your thirst? Let me know below. “Be Alright” heads to #48 this week for Dean Lewis, which recently topped the national chart in his native Australia. This debut marks Lewis’s first song to enter the Top 40 chart. “Be” can also be found at #20 on the current Hot AC update. Lastly, we end on another pair of newcomers at #49 and #50, as AJ Mitchell‘s “Girls” and Nina Nesbitt‘s “Loyal To Me” start their Top 40 journey. Look for all five releases on the adds report this coming Tuesday, as they compete against new hits by Twenty One Pilots, Why Don’t We and, as mentioned above, Shawn Mendes and Zedd, as well as The Chainsmokers and Kelsea Ballerini.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 25, 2018)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Aussie newcomer Dean Lewis says “Alright” to a breakout week, but will it be enough to lead the list? How did new releases from AJ Mitchell and Gryffin fare? Let’s add ’em up:

THE DEAN’S LIST: Thunder, clouds and heavy breathin’ were key elements in the mix on this week’s Top 40 report, which have also come into play during the past few weeks, but despite LSD and newcomer Lewis looking to finish at the top, it was the new hit by Ariana Grande that secured the coveted spot by leaping past the latter performer by only one add. “Breathin” collects another 35 stations, as Lewis’s “Be Alright” begins with 34 on impact, while LSD scores an additional 31 this week. “Be” is picking up nicely on the Hot AC chart, where it should enter the top 20 very soon. Both Grande and LSD impacted at the format yesterday, though it wasn’t a close race at all: the former’s “Breathin” began with 15 stations in a second place finish, while the latter’s “Thunderclouds” finished below the top ten.

From there, AJ Mitchell‘s “Girls” and Gryffin‘s “Tie Me Down”, a collaboration with Elley Duhé, performed solidly, ending at a total of 29 stations for the former (fourth place) and 26 stations (fifth place) for the latter. It’s Mitchell’s first release to be issued to the Top 40 format, though Gryffin’s collaboration with Illenium and Daya, “Feel Good”, picked up some minor spins here earlier in the year, largely due to mixshows and more progressive outlets. (The song was a bigger hit on the Dance chart.)

Stay tuned for next week to see where new singles from Shawn Mendes and Twenty One Pilots land in the top ten.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin” (Republic)
2. DEAN LEWIS, “Be Alright” (Island/Republic)
3. LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO), “Thunderclouds” (RECORDS/Columbia)
4. AJ MITCHELL, “Girls” (Epic)
5. GRYFFIN with ELLEY DUHÉ, “Tie Me Down” (Darkroom/Geffen/Interscope)
6. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity” (Columbia)
7-T. MIKE POSNER, “Song About You” (Island/Republic)
7-T. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “High Hopes” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
7-T. YG featuring 2 CHAINZ, BIG SEAN & NICKI MINAJ, “Big Bank” (Def Jam)
10. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 18, 2018)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: take a breather with Ariana Grande‘s latest hit, as well as new tracks by a plethora of pop performers. The action is on, so let’s add ’em up:

NOW WITH ADDED SWEETENER: Just before Yom Kippur begins and we fast for the day, the Top 40 panel is dining on lots of sweet treats with a pop punch. Leading the way, “Breathin” from the aforementioned Grande takes the air right out of our lungs, but in a good way, landing at the top of this week’s report with 43 stations on impact. The song edged into the #40 position on this past Sunday’s published update, giving the singer three tunes in the top 40 simultaneously. (Of course, her other two hits currently are “God Is A Woman” and “No Tears Left To Cry”, which are in the top ten.) Continued support for Mike Posner‘s new hit “Song About You” returns the single to second place with 27 new stations, tied with “Happier” by Marshmello x Bastille, while the rest of the top five is comprised of additional impacting titles from David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie (#4) and Dan + Shay (#5). The former, “Don’t Leave Me Alone”, starts with 26 stations, while the latter, “Tequila”, is new at 22. Just one other song is making its first appearance in the top ten, down at #10. With 15 stations on impact, that’s “Loyal To Me” by Nina Nesbitt.

Next week, expect solid debuts from several format newcomers, including AJ Mitchell and Dean Lewis. Check out the report on Tuesday evening, right here on PGTC.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin” (Republic)
2-T. MARSHMELLO x BASTILLE, “Happier” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
2-T. MIKE POSNER, “Song About You” (Island/Republic)
4. DAVID GUETTA featuring ANNE-MARIE, “Don’t Leave Me Alone” (Big Beat/Atlantic)
5. DAN + SHAY, “Tequila” (Warner Bros.)
6. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity” (Columbia)
7. TYGA featuring OFFSET, “Taste” (Lost Kings/EMPIRE)
8. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)
9. LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO), “Thunderclouds” (RECORDS/Columbia)
10. NINA NESBITT, “Loyal To Me” (Cooking Vinyl/RED)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 17-18, 2018)

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 this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DAN + SHAY – “Tequila” (Warner Bros.)
Album: Dan + Shay (2018)
Past T40 History: This is the male duo’s first time crossing to the pop airwaves. “Tequila” is a former #1 single on the Country list.

DAVID GUETTA featuring ANNE-MARIE – “Don’t Leave Me Alone” (Big Beat/Atlantic)
Album: 7 (2018)
Past T40 History: Guetta and Anne-Marie haven’t previously collaborated together. Both musicians have singles already charting.

MIKE POSNER – “Song About You” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Posner has three top ten singles to date at the format; “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” had a two-week run at #1 in 2016.

NINA NESBITT – “Loyal To Me” (Cooking Vinyl/RED)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Nesbitt’s song “Somebody Special” received some minor airplay earlier this year; it did not enter the chart here.

Next week: Things really heat up next Tuesday with an Alternative crossover hit by Twenty One Pilots, a Hot AC crossover track by Dean Lewis, and additional impacting titles from newcomer AJ Mitchell and the first collaboration from Gryffin and Elley Duhé. At this point, it’s anyone’s game, so stay tuned to see who wins it all.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 16, 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. Don’t lie… you love to check out all the huge action on the pop airwaves. Well, this week, we’ve got plenty of new figures and interesting stats. Here’s what’s popping this Sunday:

WHAT LIES AHEAD: A huge congrats is in order for “Love Lies” by Khalid x Normani from the soundtrack to Love, Simon, the new #1 song on this week’s Top 40 chart. It reaches the top in its 25th week in the top 40, which ties for the second-slowest run to #1 in the plays-per-week era with 2012’s “Give Your Heart A Break” by Demi Lovato. Of course, that record is held by a song which hit the top in its 26th week: 2016’s “Here”, the debut single by Alessia Cara. Both acts earn their second #1 song on the pop chart, with Normani scoring her first solo chart-topper, having previously reached the summit with pop quintet Fifth Harmony. “Lies” has the distinction of being the first male-female duet from a movie to reach #1 at the format since 1993, when “A Whole New World”, a duet between Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle from Aladdin, spent three weeks there. Do Khalid and Normani get a second ride to #1? With a little magic, and a lot of love, it’s certainly a possibility.

NEW TO THE CITY: As songs by Loud Luxury and Ariana Grande enter this week’s top 40, the latter becoming Grande’s 18th single to make the region, another pair of songs reach the top 50 for the first time. Receiving a jolt at #44, the duo Silk City and pop queen Dua Lipa are in with “Electricity”. Silk City consists of two known musicians and producers, Diplo and Mark Ronson. In a solid finish on Tuesday, it was the Most Added song at Top 40 radio and should shock the top 40 sometime within the next week. On that same report, there were also a number of early adds for the song that bows at #49: “Song About You” by Mike Posner. That hit officially heads for adds at Alternative, Hot AC and Top 40 radio this week and could very well score the Most Added title at all of the formats in question. That being said, there is quite a bit of competition, so check back on Tuesday to see the final results. Posner is in the hunt for his second #1 at the format; two years ago, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” spent two non-consecutive weeks atop the chart.

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