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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 15, 2019

A new Dion has come.

It’s beginning to look a lot like… an adult contemporary radio station, at least when it comes to our biggest releases this week. Get out your phone and tune into something, because these albums and singles are new this Friday:

CELINE DION – Courage (iTunes)
Features: “Imperfections”, a top ten song on the AC radio chart

LADY ANTEBELLUM – Ocean (iTunes)
Features: “What If I Never Get Over You”, a top ten song on the Country radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Baylee Littrell‘s 770-Country (iTunes), DJ Shadow‘s Our Pathetic Age (iTunes), Fall Out Boy‘s Believers Never Die (Volume Two) (iTunes), Haley & Michaels‘s Hail Mary (iTunes), Lil Peep‘s Everybody’s Everything (iTunes), Madeon‘s Good Faith (iTunes), Meg & Dia‘s December, Darling (iTunes), Milky Chance‘s Mind The Moon (iTunes), Ninja Sex Party‘s Under The Covers, Vol. III (iTunes), NUUXS‘s Red Tape (iTunes), Straight No Chaser‘s Open Bar (iTunes), Tory Lanez‘s Chixtape 5 (iTunes), Westlife‘s Spectrum (iTunes), Frozen 2 (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Maverick City, Vol. 2 (iTunes), Queen & Slim (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Albin Lee Meldau‘s Merry Little Christmas (iTunes), BENEE‘s Stella & Steve (iTunes), Dillon Francis‘s Magic Is Real (iTunes), Fleurie‘s Portals: The B-Sides (iTunes), Hannah Grace & Gabrielle Aplin‘s December (iTunes), Juke Ross‘s Drifting Apart (iTunes), Kaash Paige‘s Parked Car Convos (iTunes), Olivia O’Brien‘s It Was A Sad F-cking Summer (iTunes), Role Model‘s Oh, How Perfect (iTunes), Violet Days‘s Lovers & Losers (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Ain’t No Sunshine”, Stevan (iTunes)
“All Night Long”, Jonas Blue & RetroVision (iTunes)
“Ayy Macarena”, Tyga (iTunes)
“Beautiful Ghosts”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Bigger Than”, Justin Jesso & Seeb (iTunes)
“Blue Cellophane”, BabyJake (iTunes)
“Burning The Heather”, Pet Shop Boys (iTunes)
“Calling From The Heavens”, Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Cántalo”, Ricky Martin, Residente & Bad Bunny (iTunes)
“Christmas Time”, Tyler Shaw (iTunes)
“Crazy”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Damn You For Breaking My Heart”, Caitlyn Smith (iTunes)
“Dictator”, Rei Ami (iTunes)
“Every Holiday”, Mt. Joy (iTunes)
“Everything I Wanted”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Fight”, Tayla Parx featuring Florida Georgia Line (iTunes)
“Flames”, R3HAB x Zayn x Jungleboi (iTunes)
“Generator”, Mondo Cozmo (iTunes)
“God Must Be Doing Cocaine”, Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“Good Die Young”, Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“Graveyard (Acoustic)”, Halsey (iTunes)
“Hands On Me”, James Hersey & ELI (iTunes)
“Happy Pill”, Grandson & Moby Rich (iTunes)
“Heat”, Captain Cuts & Parson James (iTunes)
“I Don’t Think About U”, LVRBOY (iTunes)
“I Wish I Never Met You”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Ice Cream Party”, Modest Mouse (iTunes)
“IDC”, Ren (iTunes)
“It’s Ok Not To Be Ok”, Little Hurt (iTunes)
“Kiss Like The Sun”, Jake Bugg (iTunes)
“L.O.V.E. Me”, Hayley Kiyoko (iTunes)
“Let It All Out (10:05)”, Coin (iTunes)
“Let Me Drink”, Guy Sebastian featuring The HamilTones & Wale (iTunes)
“Litmas”, DRAM (iTunes)
“Live Before I Die”, Naughty Boy x Mike Posner (iTunes)
“Living Proof”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Love Goes On”, Hannah Diamond (iTunes)
“Lovely”, Fly By Midnight x Betty Who (iTunes)
“Lover”, Taylor Swift featuring Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Lovers + Strangers (GATTÜSO Remix)”, Starley (iTunes)
“Lucid”, Quin (iTunes)
“Mai Tais”, Train featuring Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Mean It”, Lauv & LANY (iTunes)
“Moonlight”, Lilly Ahlberg (iTunes)
“Moonlight”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Never F-cking Fall In Love Again”, X Lovers (iTunes)
“Nobody Needs You Like I Do”, Milow (iTunes)
“One Too Many”, FLETCHER (iTunes)
“Original Material”, Colony House (iTunes)
“Rewind”, Absofacto (iTunes)
“River” and “Walking In The Snow”, Brynn Elliott (iTunes)
“Side Effects”, Owen Danoff (iTunes)
“Sweettalk My Heart (Team Salut Remix)”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“Tattooed On My Heart (No Bills Remix)”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“This Time Of Year”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Tokyo Drifting”, Glass Animals & Denzel Curry (iTunes)
“Tongue Tied”, Marshmello, Blackbear & Yungblud (iTunes)
“Ugly”, The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Up All Night”, Khalid (iTunes)
“Used To Like”, Neon Trees (iTunes)
“Walls”, ROZES x Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Wandering Star”, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (iTunes)
“What Happened To Us”, Isaiah (iTunes)
“What We Had”, Sody (iTunes)
“You Are So Beautiful”, Tommee Profitt featuring Brooke (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Coldplay, Jason Aldean 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 March 17, 2017

Get your Life.

The musical madness of March continues, and you can expect some notable jump shots and layups this week. Who’s got the sound of a slam dunk success? Enough alliteration, Adam, let’s check out all the action right here:

DRAKE – More Life (iTunes) – release date: 3/18 (Saturday)
What exactly is this? An album? A mixtape? A playlist? Whatever it is, it’s going to debut at #1. Of course, you’ll have to wait an extra day to actually listen to it. The biggest song from it thus far is “Fake Love”, which recently topped the Rhythmic and Urban charts. (A CHR/Top 40 run maxed out in the top 20.) Will it be able to pass Ed Sheeran‘s recent bow to become the biggest of 2017 so far? It certainly has the potential, given all the hype surrounding the release. Stay tuned.

DEPECHE MODE – Spirit (iTunes)
It’s hard to believe that these guys have been releasing albums since 1981, but this is the English group’s 14th full-length set. It might become their eighth top ten album in a row, a chain that started with 1990’s Violator. Lead single “Where’s The Revolution” is in the top 40 on Alternative radio. Considering the amount of older acts with new material that the format won’t play anymore, that’s very cool.

RICK ROSS – Rather You Than Me (iTunes)
Five out of Ross’s first six studio albums reached #1 on the Billboard 200, a very impressive feat at the time. His opening frames are still fairly solid, but he probably won’t be in the running for the top spot this time around. Single “I Think She Like Me” is just below the top 20 at Urban radio. Look for this set in the top ten.

MILKY CHANCE – Blossom (iTunes)
The German duo’s second album features the single “Cocoon”, which recently made the top 20 on the Alternative chart. Hey, it’s not “Stolen Dance”, but then again, what is? If their last set could reach the top 20, we’re expecting this one somewhere in the top 40.

More albums out this week: 2Cellos‘s Score (iTunes), Conor Oberst‘s Salutations (iTunes), Frances‘s Things I’ve Never Said (iTunes), Pitbull‘s Climate Change (iTunes), SoMo‘s The Answers (iTunes), Spoon‘s Hot Thoughts (iTunes), Zara Larsson‘s So Good (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: TBA

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“1 Night”, Mura Masa featuring Charli XCX (iTunes)
“A Long And Happy Life”, Delta Rae (iTunes)
“Anything’s Possible”, Lea Michele (iTunes)
“At My Best”, Machine Gun Kelly featuring Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
“Battle Symphony”, Linkin Park (iTunes)
“Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea”, MISSIO (iTunes)
“Can’t Bring This Down”, Bridgit Mendler & Pell (iTunes)
“Chained To The Rhythm (Hot Chip Remix)”, Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Coldhearted”, Bryce Fox (iTunes)
“Dennis Rodman”, Mansionz featuring Dennis Rodman (iTunes)
“Feeling Pretty Good”, Deorro (iTunes)
“Feels Like Summer”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Flame”, Tinashe (iTunes)
“Good Life”, G-Eazy & Kehlani (iTunes)
“Kinda Complicated”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“Let Go”, Sody (iTunes)
“Like I Did (Acoustic)”, Shane Harper (iTunes)
“Mama Say”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“Man On The Moon”, POWERS (iTunes)
“Million Reasons (Andrelli Remix)”, Lady Gaga (iTunes)
“Pleasure”, Feist (iTunes)
“Solid Gold”, Tom Chaplin & JONES (iTunes)
“Superpowers”, SAARA (iTunes)
“Symphony”, Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Weekends”, Amy Shark (iTunes)
“You”, Greta Isaac (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from James Blunt, RaeLynnTrey Songz and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 4, 2015

A "Space" at the top (and I'll write her name.)

A “Space” at the top (and I’ll write her name.)

40. Smallpools – Karaoke
39. Maroon 5 – Sugar
36. Taylor Swift – Style | HIGHEST DEBUT

35. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (40)
15. Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – All About It (21) | BIGGEST MOVER

10. One Direction – Night Changes (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (08) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Take That – These Days (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Scott Helman – Bungalow (2)
2. The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay (6)
3. Sheppard – Smile (3)
4. Nick Gardner – Lose You (4)
5. Take That – Get Ready For It (8)
6. Lifehouse – Flight (7)
7. Coldplay – Miracles (9)
8. Brandi Carlile – Wherever Is Your Heart (-)
9. Kim Churchill – Backwards Head (10)
10. Madonna – Living For Love (-)

In The Mix:
Mikey Wax – Only One
Train – Bulletproof Picasso
Waters – I Feel Everything (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Two songs are new to the top ten this week: singer/songwriter Mat Kearney climbs a healthy three spots from 11-8 with “Heartbeat”, the leadoff single from his new album, titled Just Kids. Kearney’s highest ranking release to date is “Nothing Left To Lose”, which spent two weeks at #2 in 2007. Taking the same jump of three positions, up from #13 to #10, is One Direction‘s “Night Changes”. It’s the second top ten hit from FOUR and follow-up to “Steal My Girl” (#7).
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third top 40 hit from Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album, “Style”, at #36. Though it hasn’t officially been announced as the set’s newest single, the song is just below the top 50 on CHR radio and its total spins are over double what they were last week. (It should chart there soon.) Meanwhile, Swift also commands the #1 spot as “Blank Space” holds there for a second week, while “Shake It Off” falls to #26.
  • Following “Maps” and “Animals”, Maroon 5 is new to the top 40 at #39 with “Sugar”, the third single to be released from V. Several sugary titles have gone to #1 on the Hot 100, including 1963’s “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs, 1969’s “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies and 1971’s “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones. Could the California sextet go all the way as well? We’ll see.
  • The week’s final entry at #40 is the second charting song for the quartet called Smallpools. “Karaoke” comes from the band’s debut album, LOVETAP!, due on February 3. The group last climbed onto the chart in late 2013 and early 2014 with “Over & Over”, which was taken from a self-titled EP. It peaked at #17 for two weeks.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (January 2015)

Happy New Year to all of the PGTC readers around the world! It’s time once again to search the airwaves and find out if your favorite songs will be lighting up the national charts in 2015. What singles will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are some of the singles being serviced in January on the AAA, Alternative, CHR and Hot AC formats in this month’s Radio Report:

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

Avicii and RAS
AVICII (featuring RAS) – “The Nights” (January 6) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
It was “The Days” that looked CHR-bound a few months ago, but that was abruptly pulled from the schedule. Maybe the change in time will change up the airwaves this spring. The Swedish DJ/producer’s latest single is already selling well on digital outlets like iTunes with a small amount of airplay thus far. Sure, this song is no “Wake Me Up!”, but hey, what is?

Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding
CALVIN HARRIS featuring ELLIE GOULDING – “Outside” (January 13) (*)
Label: Columbia
Some say that lightning doesn’t strike twice, but Harris and Goulding are looking to prove that theory wrong. Two years ago, the Scottish DJ/producer and English chanteuse collaborated on “I Need Your Love”, climbing up into the top 5 on CHR radio late in the summer. This second pairing, a top ten single across the globe last year, has big potential here too.

Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey
NICKI MINAJ featuring SKYLAR GREY – “Bed Of Lies” (January 13) (*)
Label: YMCMB/Republic
Though Urban radio has fully embraced Minaj’s latest era, The Pinkprint, programmers at pop radio haven’t warmed up to the new music. Even “Anaconda”, a big digital hit with an eye-popping music video to boot, missed the top 20 and fell sharply. “Bed” has been another strong streamer, but with CHR’s sleeping on prior releases, the dream is a difficult one.

Tove Lo
TOVE LO – “Talking Body” (January 20) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
If she’s gotta stay high, then this single could be the one to take her back to the top. “Talking” is the follow-up to “Habits (Stay High)”, which spent one week at #1 back in November, while parent album Queen Of The Clouds ascended the sky to #14 on the Billboard 200. Already playing on Hits 1 and other outlets, this “body” is exercising some musical muscle.

Olly Murs and Travie McCoy
OLLY MURS featuring TRAVIE MCCOY – “Wrapped Up” (January 27) (*)
Label: Columbia
This hit collaboration recently wrapped itself around the top 5 on the Singles Chart in the United Kingdom, entering the survey at #3. That region is also where it currently sits on my personal chart. (We’ll know shortly if “Wrapped” matches that high point.) Murs hasn’t been as consistent on this side of the world, but I’m certainly rooting for this to break here.

RIXTON – “Hotel Ceiling” (mid-to-late January – TBD) (*)
Label: School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope
Last year, the English group went top ten on the CHR chart with “Me And My Broken Heart”, but their momentum came to a halt when followup “Wait On Me” stalled in the 30’s last fall. Despite their debut album being pushed back to March, the group is charging ahead with this cut and could be spinning on the air soon. We’ll see when they check into the chart.

ALTERNATIVE (*) and AAA (**)

Milky Chance
MILKY CHANCE – “Flashed Junk Mind” (January 6) (* + **)
Label: Republic
Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch have stolen more than a few dances recently, but the two German musicians aren’t looking for just one twirl at the top of the charts. They have more on their “Mind”. The second release to be issued from Sadnecessary fits the same folk-driven route as their international winner, but it has not ranked nearly as well overseas.

Brandi Carlile
BRANDI CARLILE – “Wherever Is Your Heart” (January 13) (**)
Label: ATO
After four albums with Columbia Records, including a big breakout with 2007’s The Story, singer and songwriter Carlile joins ATO for her latest offering, The Firewatcher’s Daughter. Having been a consistent presence on the AAA scene for years, including two charted singles from her last album, radio is ready for a new song and this tune does not disappoint.

Vance Joy
VANCE JOY, “Mess Is Mine” (January 13) (*+ **)
Label: F-Stop/Atlantic
The Australian singer/songwriter born James Keogh got swept up in a “Riptide” in the chart waters they call Alternative radio, spending five weeks at the top over the summer. The song is now crossing over to Hot AC and CHR outlets, but in the meantime, his second single jumps onto the format that crowned his top tune. The song is off to a nice start thus far.

SMALLPOOLS – “Karaoke” (January 20) (*)
Label: RCA
It’s been a while since this quartet has been on the charts; you may remember “Dreaming”, a minor entry on Alternative radio during the summer of 2013. After a cancelled single in “Over & Over”, the band will finally be releasing their debut album on February 3. It’s titled LOVETAP! and hopefully “Karaoke” will tap its way to some major adds before the date.

The Avener
THE AVENER – “Fade Out Lines” (January 20) (*)
Label: Republic
Already a huge hit across Europe, including #1 success in Austria and Germany, this track makes its way to the States as part of the upcoming 50 Shades Of Grey film. 27-year-old DJ and producer Tristan Casara is behind the song, which is a reworking of “The Fade Out Line” by Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws, first issued in late 2011. “Out” is definitely in.

The Griswolds
THE GRISWOLDS – “If You Wanna Stay” (January 27) (*)
Label: Wind-Up
These four Aussie rockers broke the top 20 last year with their single “Beware The Dog”, and between that and their last release, “Heart Of A Lion”, you’d think they would be opening a zoo. However, that is not the case as their latest single is breaking the trend of animal anthems, but it’s still worth a listen. Look for it to chart at the format in the next few weeks.

Which songs would you like to see do well from the list above? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 28, 2014

A "Space" at the top (and I'll write her name.)

A “Space” at the top (and I’ll write her name.)

40. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind

28. Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato – Up (34) BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
22. Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good (27)

10. Passenger – 27 (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (07) | PEAK: #03
08. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (06) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
07. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (09) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Take That – These Days (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Maroon 5 – Sugar (6)
2. Scott Helman – Bungalow (4)
3. Sheppard – Smile (3)
4. Nick Gardner – Lose You (2)
5. Smallpools – Karaoke (7)
6. The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay (5)
7. Lifehouse – Flight (9)
8. Take That – Get Ready For It (-)
9. Coldplay – Miracles (10)
10. Kim Churchill – Backwards Head (-)

In The Mix:
Madonna – Living For Love
Mikey Wax – Only One
Taylor Swift – Style
Train – Bulletproof Picasso

Chart Notes:

  • Scoring her second #1 from the album 1989, Taylor Swift advances 2-1 with “Blank Space”. “Shake It Off”, falling quickly down the chart at this point, spent two weeks at #1 earlier this year. Both singles also reached the summit of the CHR and Hot AC format surveys, as well as the Hot 100. Will she make it three in a row this era? With songs like “Bad Blood” and “Style” still selling well, it could be quite possible.
  • New to this week’s top ten is “27” from Passenger, up 12-10 in its eleventh week on the chart. His latest song marks the third top ten single in a row from his album Whispers and his sixth overall since his debut in early 2013. Just for the record, singer and songwriter Mike Rosenberg is actually 30, but there are several 27-year-old musicians on the chart, including Matt Simons and Robin Schulz.
  • After moving 39-34 last week, Olly Murs and Demi Lovato take the title of Biggest Mover for a second week in a row. Unfortunately, it’s yet another soft week as they climb up to #28, a gain of six notches. The song remains in the top 5 on the Singles Chart in the United Kingdom. (Look for some bigger weekly gains next month.)
  • The only debut on this week’s top 40 belongs to the German duo Milky Chance. They’re new at #40 with “Flashed Junk Mind”, their followup to “Stolen Dance”. That song spent two weeks at #9 last summer. The two men, Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch, will be touring the U.S. again during the spring.

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Adam’s Top 100 of 2014: #40-31

The cream of the pop!

The cream of the pop for 2014.

Another year is in the books and it’s time for the annual listing of the 100 biggest songs that ranked among my weekly top 40 chart from December 2013 to November 2014. It was magical year full of MAGIC! and “Magic” and a lovely twelve months of lovable hits from James Blunt and The Fray. We went “home” with A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, spun around in a “dance” with Milky Chance and Walk The Moon and ended up here with all that was awesome in the year we called 2014.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 30, 2014. Those entries marked with a plus sign (+) had not yet reached their peak position as of the date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

With all that in mind, I think it’s time to rejoin the countdown at #40…

A Great Big World
040. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Say Something” (#2 for two weeks)
Writers: Ian Axel, Chad Vaccarino, Mike Campbell / Producer: Dan Romer
Label: Epic

039. KARMIN, “I Want It All” (#9 for two weeks)
Writers: Amy Heidemann, Nick Noonan, Ester Dean, Ryan Williamson / Producer: Williamson
Label: Epic

Phillip Phillips
038. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Raging Fire” (#3 for two weeks)
Writers: Phillip Phillips, Todd Clark, Gregg Wattenberg, Derek Fuhrmann / Producer: Wattenberg
Label: Interscope

The 1975
037. THE 1975, “Settle Down” (#5 for two weeks)
Writers: George Daniel, Matthew Healy, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald / Producers: Daniel, Healy, Hann, MacDonald, Mike Crossey
Label: Interscope

Mary Lambert
036. MARY LAMBERT, “Secrets” (#8)
Writers: Mary Lambert, Eric Rosse, Benny Cassette, MoZella / Producers: Rosse, Cassette
Label: Capitol

Milky Chance
035. MILKY CHANCE, “Stolen Dance” (#9 for two weeks)
Writers/Producers: Clemens Rehbein, Philipp Dausch
Label: Republic

Boy & Bear
034. BOY & BEAR, “Southern Sun” (#8 for three weeks)
Writers: Dave Hosking, Killian Gavin, Tim Hart, Jon Hart, Dave Symes / Producer: Wayne Connolly
Label: Nettwerk

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
033. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Cecilia And The Satellite” (#3 for three weeks)
Writers: Andrew McMahon, James Flannigan, Anders Grahn / Producers: McMahon, Flannigan, Mike Viola
Label: Vanguard

Foster The People
032. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age” (#3 for two weeks)
Writers: Mark Foster, Isom Innis, Jacob Fink, Sean Cimino, Paul Epworth / Producers: Epworth, Foster
Label: Columbia

Phillip Phillips
031. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Unpack Your Heart” (#3 for four weeks)
Writers: Phillip Phillips, Todd Clark, Gregg Wattenberg, Derek Fuhrmann / Producer: Wattenberg
Label: Interscope

Check back tomorrow for 30-21 on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (October 14)

They've got friends in bro places.

They’ve got friends in bro places.

The autumn leaves are dropping, just like those big releases that Q4 is all about. Get ready, partners, because here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of October 14:

  • Their last album was full of hits like “Cruise”, “Stay” and “This Is How We Roll”, to name just a few. Now, the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, better known as Florida Georgia Line, are back on the scene (though I suppose they never left) with Anything Goes, featuring a recent #1 on the Country chart, “Dirt”. Their last album is at about two million copies sold to date, so expect this one to head to the top (and Platinum status) real quickly. (iTunes)
  • Millions of music fans came out to download the new U2 album, Songs Of Innocence, when it was offered for free in an iTunes giveaway, although millions more wanted to get rid of it altogether. Granted, it was not the same as Oprah Winfrey telling you that you got a new car, but not much can match that. Nonetheless, a physical edition is in stores today with some added tunes and art that weren’t previously available. (iTunes)
  • Some would call her a Sweet Talker, but that also happens to be the name of the latest album from Jessie J. It’s her second album to be released here after a U.S. release of Alive (out last year in Europe) was shelved. (The only single to be issued from it was “Wild”, but it was later pulled.) Smashing with “Bang Bang”, featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, this one also looks like a hit. (iTunes)
  • New York rapper Hoodie Allen has been hitting the Billboard 200 for a few years now with a series of EPs despite little recognition on any singles survey. This week, he’s out with his first full-length album, People Keep Talking. It features a collaboration with Ed Sheeran. Will it crash the top ten? It may very well happen. (iTunes)
  • You’ve probably seen their song “Stolen Dance” at #1 on the Alternative chart after some big international success. Now, German duo Milky Chance unleash their album Sadnecessary in the States as “Dance” crosses over. I think they’ll find that their first week sales are gut, as they might say. (iTunes)
  • Singers Pink (Alecia Moore) and City And Colour (Dallas Green) combine to form the duo You+Me and release their first set together, rose ave., featuring the single “You And Me”. Strong pre-orders should land it in the top five digitally and near the top ten on the Billboard 200. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness‘s Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes), Angaleena Presley‘s American Middle Class (iTunes), Bob Seger‘s Ride Out (iTunes), Exodus‘s Blood In Blood Out (iTunes), Fit For A King‘s Slave To Nothing (iTunes), Idina Menzel‘s Holiday Wishes (iTunes), Mary Lambert‘s Heart On My Sleeve (iTunes), Michael Feinstein‘s Christmas (iTunes), Nico & Vinz‘s Black Star Elephant (iTunes), Oh Honey‘s Sincerely Yours (EP) (iTunes), OK Go‘s Hungry Ghosts (iTunes), Ozzy Osbourne‘s Memoirs Of A Madman (iTunes), Renée Fleming‘s Christmas In New York (iTunes), Sammy Hagar‘s Lite Roast (iTunes), Stars‘s No One Is Lost (iTunes), The Dubarrys‘s The Dubarrys (EP) (iTunes), The Game‘s Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf (iTunes) and The Swon Brothers‘s The Swon Brothers (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week (and there’s a whole lot of them) include:

  • “Drunk Americans”, the new single from Country singer Toby Keith. (iTunes)
  • “Need You Right Now”, from YouTube star Bethany Mota and Mike Tompkins. (iTunes)
  • “Not For Long”, a new single from rapper B.o.B and singer Trey Songz. (iTunes)
  • “Out Of The Woods”, a digital single from Taylor Swift. (iTunes)
  • “XIX”, a digital single from rockers Slipknot. (iTunes)

It’s another mixed bag on the schedule next time, with Aretha Franklin, Little Big Town, Neil Diamond, Slipknot and Susan Boyle among the week’s top contenders. A full preview is coming in seven!

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