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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 13, 2018

A bloody good #1.

DEBUTS
40. Dave Matthews Band – Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)
38. John Mayer – New Light
35. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight
32. A Great Big World – Younger | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Leon Bridges – Beyond (38)
29. Ocean Park Standoff – If You Were Mine (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. Jason Mraz – Have It All (27)
13. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (19) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. James TW – Say Love (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – Delicate (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Lissie – Best Days (05) | PEAK: #04
07. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Echosmith – Over My Head (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (04) | PEAK: #02
03. Niall Horan – On The Loose (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. George Ezra – Paradise (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (1)
2. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (4)
3. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (5)
4. Celine Dion – Ashes (8)
5. Julia Michaels – Jump (10)
6. King Princess – 1950 (6)
7. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (9)
8. Family Of The Year – Hold Me Down (-)
9. U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (-)
10. Ed Sheeran – Happier (-)

In The Mix:
Florence + The Machine – Hunger
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Genius
Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (new)
Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team (new)
Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
The Night Game – The Outfield
Troye Sivan – Bloom

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes, who scores his second #1 on my chart with “In My Blood”. The hit, up 2-1 this week, leads Mendes’s forthcoming self-titled album, due May 25. He previously led my chart for three weeks in June and July of last year with “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. The debut action is also hot this week, with four entries on the countdown, led by A Great Big World‘s “Younger” at #32. The duo has two #1 songs to date, and “Younger” is now their seventh top 40 hit since 2013. Following that, Bastille‘s “Quarter Past Midnight” jumps in at #35, their eighth top 40 entry to date. In January, the group reached #8 with “World Gone Mad”, which was featured on the soundtrack to Netflix’s Bright. For singer and songwriter John Mayer, it’s a new entry for #38 with “New Light”. The single marks Mayer’s first new material to not be released by longtime label home Columbia since 2001, though it is distributed by Sony’s independent arm The Orchard (via label Snack Money.) Lastly, at #40, is the Dave Matthews Band with “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)”, the first single off their upcoming album Come Tomorrow. It’s their first studio set in nearly six years, which launched the singles “Mercy” (#19) and “If Only” (#30) into the top 40 in 2012.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 29, 2018

Ezra goes for extra.

DEBUTS
39. Ocean Park Standoff – If You Were Mine
37. Jason Mraz – Have It All | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Liam Payne & J Balvin – Familiar (39)
25. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. Jesse McCartney – Better With You (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Troye Sivan – My My My! (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
08. Echosmith – Over My Head (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Lissie – Best Days (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – On The Loose (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (03) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Paradise (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (2)
2. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (1)
3. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (5)
4. Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special (3)
5. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (10)
6. Donovan Woods – Burn That Bridge (4)
7. King Princess – 1950 (9)
8. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (-)
9. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (-)
10. Leon Bridges – Beyond (-)

In The Mix:
AURORA – Queendom
Ed Sheeran – Happier
Family Of The Year – Hold Me Down
Forest Blakk – Love Me (new)
P!nk – Whatever You Want
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Sheppard – Riding The Wave
The Aces – Volcanic Love
The Night Game – The Outfield
U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

Chart Notes:

  • Singer and songwriter (and recent Broadway performer) Jason Mraz scores his twelfth top 40 hit on my personal chart with “Have It All”, entering at #37. It’s the first single from his forthcoming album, due later this year. Of those dozen appearances since 2003, a pair of singles have reached the top: 2003’s “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)”, which spent seven weeks there, and 2008’s “I’m Yours”, which held for a week. “Have” is Mraz’s first track to make my chart in nearly four years: “Love Someone” peaked at #32 in August of 2014. The only other debut this week, breaking in at #39, comes from California trio Ocean Park Standoff with “If You Were Mine”, their second top 40 song. Two versions of the track have been serviced to stations: one by the band itself and another featuring rapper Lil Yachty. Watch out for it at the Hot AC format in two weeks.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 3, 2017

Stand clear of Sheer.

A Sheer in the headlines.

We return back to the present for this week’s New Music Friday post, led by a super singer/songwriter that’s bound for a big entry. A number of EPs are also out this week, all by newer PGTC-approved acts. Let’s check out all the action right here:

ED SHEERAN – ÷ (Divide) (iTunes)
He’s been topping charts all over the world with the hit “Shape Of You”, and he’s seen some good action on tracks like “Castle On The Hill” and “How Would You Feel (Paean)”. So, expect this album to debut at #1, with a healthy portion of streaming data contributing to its big week. That would mark Sheeran’s second chart-topping set in the U.S., previously hitting #1 with x in 2014. (In 2011, + hit a peak of #5 on the Billboard 200.)

More albums out this week: James Maslow‘s How I Like It (iTunes), Khalid‘s American Teen (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: LÉON‘s For You (iTunes), Ocean Park Standoff‘s Ocean Park Standoff (iTunes), Zayde Wølf‘s The Hidden Memoir (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Best You Ever”, Michelle Branch (iTunes)
“Can We Hang On?”, Cold War Kids (iTunes)
“Champion”, SoMo (iTunes)
“Don’t Kill My Vibe (Acoustic)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Electric Touch”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“Feel It Still”, Portugal. The Man (iTunes)
“Fresh Eyes (Ryan Riback Remix)”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Go Off”, Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo and Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Good Morning (Tigertown Remix)”, Grouplove (iTunes)
“Green Light”, Lorde (iTunes)
“Gucci On My”, Mike WiLL Made-It featuring 21 Savage, YG and Migos (iTunes)
“Halfway There”, Sheryl Crow (iTunes)
“Hypnotised”, Coldplay (iTunes)
“Kill For Candy”, DREAMCAR (iTunes)
“Make Me Better”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“Matches”, Cash Cash x ROZES (iTunes)
“No More Sad Songs”, Little Mix featuring Machine Gun Kelly (iTunes)
“Remember Me”, Jennifer Hudson (iTunes)
“Running Away”, Jeffrey James (iTunes)
“Sleepover”, Hayley Kiyoko (iTunes)
“Symptoms”, Devin Dawson (iTunes)
“Touch”, Little Mix featuring Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Tribulation”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“Under Your Skin”, Seeb featuring R. City (iTunes)
“Untitled”, Day Wave (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Bush, The Shins and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (January 2017)

Radio Report - January 2017

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 January in this month’s Radio Report:

ONEREPUBLIC – “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (Mosley/Interscope, January 9 – Hot AC)
Album: Oh My My (2016)
Past HAC History: Since 2007, Ryan Tedder and crew have been regulars on the chart. This should become their 14th top 40 song.

HEMBREE – “Holy Water” (Ribbon Music, January 10 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: From Kansas City, this male trio is a new name here. A handful of tastemakers on the panel have started to air it.

NOAH CYRUS featuring LABRINTH – “Make Me (Cry)” (RECORDS, January 10 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Cyrus will become the fourth member of that family to chart with her first hit. Labrinth had a minor hit in 2013.

BROODS – “Heartlines” (Capitol, January 16 – Hot AC)
Album: Conscious (2016)
Past HAC History: This New Zealand sibling duo has no prior history at this format, but they do have three top 40 Alternative hits.

BASTILLE – “Blame” (Capitol, January 17 – Alternative)
Album: Wild World (2016)
Past ALT History: This quartet is 4-for-4 as far as top five singles at the format, with two reaching #1: “Pompeii” and “Good Grief”.

LITTLE MIX – “Shout Out To My Ex” (Syco/Columbia, January 17 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: Glory Days (2016)
Past CHR History: The popular U.K. girl group has three top 40 hits so far, the biggest being “Black Magic”, which hit #23 in 2015.

MAGGIE LINDEMANN – “Pretty Girl” (300 Entertainment/in2une, January 17 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: It’s the first time at the format for the 18-year-old artist. The track is approaching six million streams at Spotify.

LINDSEY STIRLING featuring ZZ WARD – “Hold My Heart” (Lindseystomp/in2une, January 23 – Hot AC)
Album: Brave Enough (2016)
Past HAC History: This is the first collaboration for the two female soloists, who each have two minor top 40 singles at the format.

PASSENGER – “Anywhere” (Nettwerk, January 30 – Triple A)
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (2016)
Past AAA History: Mike Rosenberg got to #1 in 2013 with a reissue of “Let Her Go”. “Somebody’s Love” went top five late last year.

OCEAN PARK STANDOFF – “Good News” (Hollywood, January 31 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: California’s had many acts make their debut at the format. We’ll see if this Santa Monica trio is the next to chart.

These past picks are headed to additional formats this month:
CALUM SCOTT – “Dancing On My Own” (Capitol, 1/10 – CHR/Top 40) (See October 2016 Report for Hot AC date)
KALEO – “All The Pretty Girls” (Elektra/Atlantic, 1/17 – Alternative)
(See April 2015 Report for Triple A date)
LP – “Lost On You” (Vagrant/BMG, 1/17 – Alternative)
(See November 2016 Report for Triple A date)
THE SCORE – “Unstoppable” (Republic, 1/24 re-service – Alternative)
(See September 2016 Report for initial Alternative date)

Which of these new songs would you like to see on the charts later this year? Let me know!

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