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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 25-26, 2019)

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 three songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BILLIE EILISH – “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)
Past T40 History: With a massive streaming audience supporting her work, this ballad looks to become her first top 40 entry here.

H.E.R. – “Hard Place” (RCA)
Album: I Used To Know Her: Part 2 (EP) (2018)
Past T40 History: Following a breakout performance at the Grammy Awards, this cut’s big early action should help it along nicely.

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
Album: Pray For The Wicked (2018)
Past T40 History: “High Hopes” led the Top 40 survey for six weeks recently. Will the follow-up single earn “High” marks as well?

Next week: P!nk looks to color the adds report with her song “Walk Me Home”, but will other impacting releases from NOTD and Rachel Crow paint their own kind of pop success? Stay tuned.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 18-19, 2019)

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 the four new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BEBE REXHA – “Last Hurrah” (Warner Bros.)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After three top five entries with various collaborations, will Rexha’s new solo song admit her back to the region?

CARDI B & BRUNO MARS – “Please Me” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: These two soloists previously performed together on a remix of Mars’s “Finesse”, hitting the summit last March.

MABEL – “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Mabel is a newcomer here, but her mother Neneh and uncle Eagle-Eye Cherry previously charted at this format.

ZEDD & KATY PERRY – “365” (Interscope-Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After sneaking into the top 50 yesterday, the first collaboration between these two artists should chart very well.

Next week: hey look, streaming hits from Billie Eilish and Panic! At The Disco get their party on at the format on Tuesday.

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/23 – 7/29/17

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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PHANGS – “I Think I’m In Love?” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This week’s Nashville lovefest begins with my favorite song from an EP that came out on Friday titled Get In My Arms, which you’ll need to get in your ears as soon as you’re done reading this. Jake Germany has a good thing going with his solo project. Great stuff!

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QUINN LEWIS – “Slipping” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Originally from Brisbane, now based in Nashville, this performer is enjoying his first appearance on the Rewind, though I did enjoy the title song from his EP Addicted quite a bit last fall. Lewis won’t be slipping off my radar anytime soon; his new pop bop is great.

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WHISSELL – “Living Now” (iTunes) (Spotify)
I’ve certainly enjoyed a lot of new music from Lauren Whistle this year, including her EP Old Souls, Young Bodies in January and a pack of three additional stand-alone singles since the late spring. She delivers on another well-crafted production and melody here.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CLUB DRIVE – “International” (SoundCloud)
FJØRA – “Zodiac” (SoundCloud)
JAMES CHERRY – “On My Mind” (SoundCloud)
SUPER DUPER featuring LOUIS JOHNSON – “Second Chances” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/16 – 7/22/17

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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EMILY WARREN – “Something To Hold On To” (iTunes) (Spotify)
After enjoying Warren’s previous single from May, “Hurt By You”, I’m just as impressed with the follow-up single, a powerful ballad that balances its tender moments with more dramatic ones. It is time for Warren to shine as a solo artist, and this could do the trick.

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LELAND – “Mattress” (iTunes) (Spotify)
From Daya to Selena Gomez to Troye Sivan, singer and songwriter Brett McLaughlin’s been on quite the hot streak as of late. This is the pop bop you need in your life this weekend in all its slick and sensual glory. It certainly deserves to be a streaming and radio hit!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BIEN – “Flashback” (SoundCloud)
BRUNO MAJOR – “Cold Blood” (SoundCloud)
DANIELLA MASON – “Tell Me It’s Over” (SoundCloud)
WEEKEND WARS – “Champagne Eyes” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/9 – 7/15/17

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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AARON TAOS – “Not Over Yet” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Taos is certainly making his mark on the Rewind this year, having previously been featured with a pair of top tracks: “Off My Mind” in January and “These Days” in May. As the title says, his days of my enjoying his tunes are not over yet, as he releases another bop.

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JOHN SPLITHOFF featuring MADISON RYANN WARD – “Show Me” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s been over a year since Splithoff released his last new single, the smooth and delectable “Sing To You”, which has now achieved a super impressive 20 million streams on Spotify. This R&B-influenced pop collaboration steers him in a fresh, but lovable, direction.

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ZAYDE WØLF – “Brave” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This Nashville singer and songwriter last appeared on the Rewind about a year ago, but several tracks from 2016’s Golden Age were featured on PGTC’s Spotify playlists. The anthemic pop cut has a nice hook and some cool builds in production. It’s a winner to me!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ANDREW BELLE – “Honey And Milk” (SoundCloud)
TRENTON – “In The Summer Light” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/2 – 7/8/17

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

This week proved to be a slow one as far as finding new music and artists to spotlight, especially due to the Fourth of July holiday. I considered skipping the Rewind for a week, but that’s not really fair to the songs I did find, is it? So, I’ll let the music speak for itself this week, without the commentary, and if you have any comments, let me know. Thanks! Happy Sunday!

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CAPE FRANCIS – “Iditarod” (iTunes) (Spotify)

OFELIA K – “Bad Boys (Février 17)” (iTunes) (Spotify)

SAM TINNESZ featuring YACHT MONEY – “Play With Fire” (iTunes) (Spotify)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 6/25 – 7/1/17

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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FJØRA – “Wild Animals” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This female newcomer was first spotted late last year on our listen through the annual Nashville Indie Spotlight sampler, which has a lot of talent for one set. “Wild” glides its way through the Top 40 landscape, delivering a fun and familiar sound in the blog world.

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MYZICA – “Higher Places” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This Nashville duo (Isaaca Byrd and Micah Tawlks) was last noted on the Rewind in August of last year with an Ezra Carey-assisted cover of “Drive”, one of my favorite hits from The Cars. “Higher” brings out the enchanting nostalgia of mid-to-late 90’s alternative.

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TIPLING ROCK – “Staring” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Summer sounds so good, now that our favorite Boston college band is back with another psychedelic pop gem for your current pool party playlist. The beachy feel of this guitar-driven track is effortless, and consistent with their catalog thus far. Jump in and enjoy!

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WANDERER – “We Were So Young” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Wandering back onto the Rewind with his first original single since November of last year is Tempe-based singer/songwriter Adam Simons, who gets us reminiscing about the simplicity of summer days from years ago. It is especially good for the end of the season.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
BLAIR – “Oceans” (SoundCloud)
CLAIRITY – “Pyrokinesis” (SoundCloud)
GREYSON CHANCE – “Seasons” (SoundCloud)
LOSTBOYCROW – “Spin The Globe” (SoundCloud)
WAVE & ROME – “Be My Girl” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 6/18 – 6/24/17

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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COURTSHIP. – “Perfect People” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The Los Angeles duo of Eli Hirsch and Micah Gordon continues to craft excellent cuts for the blog world, with “Love For Everyone” and “Sunroof” among my favorites from them. “Perfect” has a lovely nostalgic feel, sounding like a nod to late 70’s California rock.

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KAPTAN – “Better” (iTunes) (Spotify)
I’ve been a big supporter of Andrew de Torres’s current project on the blog for a couple of years now, though he hasn’t appeared in a Rewind post since “Numbers” in July 2016. Well, you can re-examine those numbers now, as his alternative pop jam gets started.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
Bel Heir – “California High” (SoundCloud)
RKCB – “Vice” (SoundCloud)
Sam Tinnesz featuring Super Duper – “Babel” (SoundCloud)
Super Duper featuring Daniella Mason – “Nothing Scares Us” (SoundCloud)
VÉRITÉ – “Control” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 6/11 – 6/17/17

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Into Yellow” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Brown’s been a favorite on both the blog and my chart for nearly three years, with songs like “Nostalgia” and “Take Out Of Me” still getting a fair amount of listening on my media player of choice. The ethereal pop track proves to be a very special musical moment.

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WHISSELL – “Been Here Before” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Here’s the Nashville performer who, much like her song title, has been here before on several occasions. In fact, the excellent “Legs Crossed” was featured on the Rewind last month. In the evolution of this lovely artist, this and “Legs” deliver some radio potential.

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WYLDER – “Save A Way” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This Washington, D.C.-based quartet looks a little different from when they were last featured on our feed, but their first new song in over a year is a good companion to their summer indie pop anthem “Sunstroke”, released in 2015. This guitar-driven track rules!

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
Johnny Stimson – “Honeymoon” (SoundCloud)
Nicholas Roberts – “Before You Go” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 6/4 – 6/10/17

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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ANDREW BELLE – “Down” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Seems like we’ve had a lot of radio singles with the word “down” in their titles recently, so I guess it’s only right to spotlight a digital song that gets “down” with what’s headed up. Of Belle’s set of stand-alone singles during the last year, this is my favorite one so far.

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KYLE REYNOLDS – “Friday Saturday Sunday” (iTunes) (Spotify)
So far this year, Nashville singer/songwriter Reynolds has appeared as the featured artist on two solid songs, but it’s his first main-credited single for 2017 that serves future pop perfection for the weekend (as if the title wasn’t a dead giveaway.) It’s pretty catchy!

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SMALLPOOLS – “Million Bucks” (iTunes) (Spotify)
After parting ways with RCA, this Los Angeles trio is back to rock the charts with their forthcoming independent EP, The Science Of Letting Go. Though this doesn’t approach “Over & Over” or “Karaoke” for me yet, it fits nicely with their usual aesthetic and sound.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
BROADHURST – “Status Quo” (SoundCloud)
Mikey Wax – “Never Letting You Go” (SoundCloud)
Rooney – “Second Chances” (SoundCloud)
Wanderer – “Call Me Crazy (Acoustic)” (SoundCloud)

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