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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 9, 2018

Imagine that… another hit album.

You don’t have to imagine where these big releases originated from; they’re all vying for #1 on next week’s album chart. Who has the best chance of leading the way? These are the notable digital and physical releases out this Friday:

IMAGINE DRAGONS – Origins (iTunes)
Just last year, the Las Vegas band dropped an album called ƎVOLVE that launched massive hits like “Believer” and “Whatever It Takes” onto the charts at several radio formats. Now, with “Natural” achieving similar results, look for the act’s current album to be a strong contender for the top spot on the Billboard 200 list next week.

KANE BROWN Experiment (iTunes)
Brown’s built up quite a hit streak at country radio, especially given the format’s hesitance with his first top 40 release, “Used To Love You Sober”. Now, as “Lose It” appears headed for the top in the coming weeks, his latest studio album should deliver a nice opening sales week with a solid amount of streaming action.

LIL PEEP Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2 (iTunes)
The late performer’s first EP entered the top 40 on the Billboard 200 in 2017, and his second release should result in even better numbers. He’s currently just below the top 40 on the Alternative and Rhythmic radio lists with a non-album collaboration called “Falling Down” with the late XXXTENTACION.

MUSE Simulation Theory (iTunes)
Currently climbing on the Alternative and Active Rock charts with a single titled “Pressure”, this English group will likely receive their fifth top ten album in the U.S. next week. Their last set, released in 2015, went all the way to #1. Could this do the same?

Notable albums out this week: Charles Bradley‘s Black Velvet (iTunes), Hanson‘s String Theory (iTunes), John Splithoff‘s Make It Happen (Deluxe) (iTunes), Jon Bellion‘s Glory Sound Prep (iTunes), Jonas Blue‘s Blue (iTunes), Olly Murs‘s You Know I Know (iTunes), Steve Aoki‘s Neon Future III (iTunes), The Revivalists‘s Take Good Care (iTunes), Train‘s Greatest Hits (iTunes), Trippie Redd‘s A Love Letter To You 3 (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Chelsea Cutler‘s Sleeping With Roses II (iTunes), Crush Club‘s Alive (iTunes), I Don’t Know How But They Found Me‘s 1981 (iTunes), Lewis Capaldi‘s Breach (iTunes), Sabrina Carpenter‘s Singular (Act 1) (iTunes), Whethan‘s Life Of A Wallflower, Vol. 1 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“ADHD”, Brunswick (iTunes)
“Amy’s Song”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Birdsong”, Regina Spektor (iTunes)
“Burn It”, FEVER 333 (iTunes)
“Bruises”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Candy”, Theia (iTunes)
“Care Less More”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Chances”, Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Empty Space (Luca Schreiner Remix)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Falling”, LÉON (iTunes)
“Fascination”, The Beaches (iTunes)
“For Your Love”, Montaigne (iTunes)
“Fortress”, Lennon Stella (iTunes)
“God Dammit”, Illenium & Call Me Karizma (iTunes)
“Gonna Be Alright”, Tritonal featuring Mozella (iTunes)
“Happier (Stripped)”, Marshmello x Bastille (iTunes)
“Hey DJ”, CNCO x Meghan Trainor x Sean Paul (iTunes)
“Hurts Like Hell”, Madison Beer featuring Offset (iTunes)
“Important” and “Oxygen”, RØMANS (iTunes)
“Invisible”, Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“Just Slide”, Harry Hudson featuring Jaden Smith (iTunes)
“Let You Love Me (Acoustic)”, Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Look At Me Now”, Emily King (iTunes)
“Look At Us Now”, The Him (iTunes)
“Love Made Me Do It”, Cheryl (iTunes)
“Need Somebody”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“Never Enough”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Nostalgia Is A Lie”, Goody Grace (iTunes)
“Not Thinkin’ Bout You (Remix)”, Ruel featuring GoldLink (iTunes)
“Older”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Overseas”, Desiigner featuring Lil Pump (iTunes)
“Paper Dreams”, Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“Paper Rain”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Patient”, NUUXS featuring Zac Pajak (iTunes)
“Question Mark”, Alexander Oscar (iTunes)
“Run That Back (Remix)”, Sofi De La Torre featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Serious”, Midnight Kids featuring Matthew Koma (iTunes)
“Slow Dancing In The Dark (Loud Luxury Remix)”, Joji (iTunes)
“Shoot Out (English Version)”, Monsta X (iTunes)
“Such A Night”, Michael Bublé (iTunes)
“The Big Unknown”, Sade (iTunes)
“Thursday (Jack Wins Remix)”, Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“Used To”, Sandro Cavazza featuring Lou Elliotte (iTunes)
“Voices In My Head”, Ashley Tisdale (iTunes)
“Waiting On You”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“Waste Of Time”, Lostboycrow featuring Bea Miller (iTunes)
“White Christmas”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Worst Nites”, Foster The People (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Little Mix, Mariah CareyMumford & Sons and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 24, 2010

You, you, you.

We all “Need” a flashback this weekend.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back 7 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 24, 2010…

Debuts:
40. GLORIANA, “How Far Do You Wanna Go?”
39. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You”
38. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away”
37. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Slice”

Biggest Mover:
MELISSA ETHERIDGE, “Fearless Love” (39-33, six spots)

10. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Fifteen” (down 1)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #9

09. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. MUSE, “Uprising” (steady, third week)
Album: The Resistance (2009, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (steady, second week)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates” (down 1)
Album: The Fall (2009, Blue Note Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (up 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

04. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (steady, second week)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (steady, second week)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, second week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (July 2015) (Part Two)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new singles will be lighting up the national charts during the month. Which tracks will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a small selection of new songs being serviced in July on the Alternative and Triple A formats in the second part of this month’s Radio Report:

ALTERNATIVE (*) and TRIPLE A (**)

Brandon Flowers
BRANDON FLOWERS – “Lonely Town” (July 14) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
It was very disappointing to see “Can’t Deny My Love” being, well, denied entrance into the Alternative top 40 after a tough battle earlier this year. With the second single from his The Desired Effect album, 34-year-old Flowers appeals for the format’s support with another tasty new wave inspired cut with a lovely kick of brass for good measure. It might be his only chance to save this era.

Death Cab For Cutie
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive” (July 14) (*)
Label: Atlantic
With “Black Sun” having recently gone recurrent at the format after climbing as high as #2, the Washington trio follows it up with a spooky single about a prior relationship from Gibbard’s past. Beverly Drive, of course, refers to the street that runs through the California cities of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. It is a needed change of pace and should pump that pedal as the fall approaches.

Family Of The Year
FAMILY OF THE YEAR – “Make You Mine” (July 14) (* + **)
Label: Warner Bros./Nettwerk
It’s been quite a ride for this quartet and their single “Hero” over the past three years. Originally an Alternative and Triple A hit in the spring of 2013, months after the summer 2012 release of their album Loma Vista, the track returned last summer when it was used to promote the film Boyhood. Hopefully, their latest single also sticks around, a classic California record that is burning hot.

Jarryd James
JARRYD JAMES – “Do You Remember?” (July 14) (**)
Label: Interscope
Six months ago, James was totally unknown to fair amount of people and quietly released a single that was produced by the noted Joel Little, best known for his work with singer Lorde. Then, he pulled off an awesome feat: a #2 chart peak in his native Australia without any major label backing. Of course, one has picked it up for a U.S. release. It’s a record to watch for the fall, so stay tuned.

Lianne La Havas
LIANNE LA HAVAS – “What You Don’t Do” (July 14) (**)
Label: Warner Bros.
The English singer/songwriter from London got the critics buzzing with her debut album from 2012, Is Your Love Big Enough? It was a top five success in the U.K. despite a trio of singles that stalled underneath the top 100 in that country, while both the songs and the album went largely unnoticed here. Her album Blood will be seeping into our musical veins later this month. It’s a winner.

Muse
MUSE – “Mercy” (July 21) (**)
Label: Warner Bros.
From the concept album Drones, which recently became the trio’s first #1 album on the Billboard 200, this single is already doing well on streaming platforms and will no doubt bolt its way up the Alternative survey in mere weeks. However, the adds date listed is only for Triple A radio, where “Dead Inside” was just a mid-charting hit at best. Nevertheless, it’s a great choice from the effort.

Walk Off The Earth
WALK OFF THE EARTH – “Hold On (The Break)” (July 21) (**)
Label: Columbia
Rather than ruling the world with their last single, this Canadian band was ruling the headlines when singer Sarah Blackwood and her son were kicked off a United Airlines flight because of his fussy behavior. Luckily, since the story has faded, the quintet is able to return to what they do best and perform. “Hold” is a mellower choice, but one that lends itself well to a potential crossover hit.

Ryan Corn
RYAN CORN – “White Flag” (July 28) (**)
Label: Curb
Missouri singer/songwriter Corn got his first taste of radio play last year when an original song called “Wonderful Things” briefly touched the top 40 at the Triple A format before Christmas. Now, he’s heading back to radio with a remake that’s become a staple in his recent sets, “White Flag”, originally a hit for Dido in 2003. Corn puts a nice pop/rock spin on the track. I’ll be rooting for it.

Which of these new songs 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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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (June 8)

Drones approach the throne.

Drones approach the throne.

It’s time to take another flight into the Monday musical mists for the latest new releases, from rock to country to dance. (NOTE: some of the items listed below may not be available until Monday night based on label response time.) Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of June 8/9:

  • The English trio Muse has never had an album reach the top spot on the Billboard 200, though their last two studio sets have debuted and peaked at #3 and #2, respectfully. Drones may be the one to capture that top spot next week, as “Dead Inside” lands another week atop the Alternative survey. However, this concept album is very much alive. (iTunes)
  • From Iceland, the group called Of Monsters and Men are back with their first album in just over three years, Beneath The Skin. It features the single “Crystals”, currently a top ten hit on the Alternative chart. Of course, their first era led the quintet to four charting singles at the format. We’ll see if this set can do the same. (iTunes)
  • Aided by an iHeartMedia deal, Nashville newcomers A Thousand Horses rose to #1 on the Country airwaves last week with “Smoke”. Their album Southernality, featuring that tune and second single “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial”, is out now. It’ll likely have a medium-sized debut. (iTunes)
  • Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw make up the duo Galantis, and their album Pharmacy is a good prescription for the dance music fan this week. Single “Runaway (U & I)” is currently at CHR radio and broke the top ten in many countries in Europe. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: FFS‘s FFS (iTunes), HoneyHoney‘s 3 (iTunes), Montgomery Gentry‘s Folks Like Us (iTunes), Ryan Adams‘s Ten Songs from Live at Carnegie Hall (iTunes), Tamia‘s Love Life (iTunes), The Rolling Stones‘s reissue of Sticky Fingers (iTunes), The Karma Killers‘s Strange Therapy (EP) (iTunes), Tove Stryke‘s Kiddo (iTunes), Troy Ave‘s Major Without A Deal (iTunes), Young Guns‘s Ones And Zeros (iTunes) and the Various Artists compilation, Finding Neverland: The Album (Songs From the Broadway Musical) (iTunes).

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

  • “Around The World”, new from Natalie La Rose and Fetty Wap. (iTunes)
  • “Family Is Family”, an instant grat track from Kacey Musgraves. (iTunes)
  • “Sweet Love Of Mine”, an instant grat track from Joy Williams. (iTunes)

Next week, Adam Lambert, James Taylor and Nate Ruess are among the acts with prominent new releases in what should be one of the summer’s busier weeks. Who takes the top? A full preview is coming on Monday night.

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