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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 14, 2017

“Money” changes everything.

DEBUTS
40. Skip Marley – Calm Down
39. Tom Walker – Just You And I
38. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – In My World
37. Miley Cyrus – Malibu | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens – Reminding Me (31)
20. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (28)
17. Paramore – Hard Times (24)
07. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. New Politics – One Of Us (10) | PEAK: #10
09. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Julia Michaels – Issues (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (13) | PEAK: #07
06. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Imagine Dragons – Believer (05) | PEAK: #03
04. Lorde – Green Light (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. James TW – Ex (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. LANY – ILYSB (2)
2. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (1)
3. TLC – Way Back (5)
4. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (4)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (8)
6. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (7)
7. Jasmine Thompson – Old Friends (-)
8. John Mayer – In The Blood (-)
9. Oh Wonder – Ultralife (9)
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – So Close (new)
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Billy Raffoul – Driver
Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls
LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love
Mary Lambert – Know Your Name
Milky Chance – Blossom (new)
Saint Motel – Destroyer
Welshly Arms – Legendary (new)
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • Four new songs break into this week’s chart, led by Miley Cyrus‘s “Malibu” at #37. Cyrus’s single debuted on Thursday and climbed to #1 on iTunes, while also making a speedy entry on the pop radio chart thanks to hourly airplay from iHeartMedia stations on the afternoon of its release. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie‘s “In My World” enters at #38; that marks the legendary Fleetwood Mac members’ first hit as a duo. At 73, McVie is now the oldest artist to ever appear on my list, besting 71-year-old Mike Love’s contribution to 2012’s “That’s Why God Made The Radio” (#28) by The Beach Boys.
  • Newcomer Tom Walker rolls into the #39 slot with “Just You And I”, which is featured on his recent EP release, Blessings. The Scottish singer/songwriter’s track heads to Hot AC radio in June, and then to Top 40 radio in July. Finally, entering this week at #40 is Skip Marley and his second top 40 single, “Calm Down”. You’ll recall that he’s featured on Katy Perry‘s #1 song “Chained To The Rhythm”, which recently spent four weeks atop my chart. (It drops to #11 this week.)

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 12, 2017

A Stylish chart-topper.

Choose your musical direction, even a member of One Direction, and you shall be rewarded this week. With so many new albums and singles to choose from, there’s no way to go wrong. Here’s all the action from this week’s schedule:

HARRY STYLES – Harry Styles (iTunes)
Styles is the second member of One Direction (following ZAYN) to put out a solo album, and the highly-anticipated set could get a brisk sales week at the top of the chart. It’s led by the epic track “Sign Of The Times”, which is climbing towards the top ten at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio. With a residency on James Corden’s late night show coming next week, the latest in some larger looks for the performer on television, as well as plenty of digital and streaming promotion, the album’s progress will be interesting to watch.

PARAMORE – After Laughter (iTunes)
Released just under a month after the debut of single “Hard Times”, this trio’s fifth studio album marks the return of drummer Zac Farro, who left the band in 2010. (Feel free to insert your best “they’ve had more band members than hits” one-liner.) Recorded in Nashville, this release is looking to debut in the top five, which would be their third album in a row to hit the region.

MACHINE GUN KELLY – Bloom (iTunes)
After a chart-topping collaboration with Camila Cabello and a solid follow-up with Hailee Steinfeld, the Texas rapper is out to reach the top three on the Billboard 200, having previously peaked at #4 twice, with his third studio album. Expect him to continue to perform well at radio with this set through the end of the year.

ZAC BROWN BAND – Welcome Home (iTunes)
Going back to their roots on their latest studio release, this Georgia group is currently in the top 20 on the Country radio chart with the lead single from that effort, “My Old Man”. Brown and the boys likely won’t capture their fourth #1 on the Billboard 200, but at least the set will break the top ten.

More albums out this week: Dreamcar‘s Dreamcar (iTunes), LeToya Luckett‘s Back 2 Life (iTunes), Scott Helman‘s Hôtel de Ville (iTunes), Hello, Dolly! (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Goo Goo Dolls‘s You Should Be Happy (iTunes), Ingrid Michaelson‘s Alter Egos (iTunes), New Kids On The Block‘s Thankful (iTunes), Seramic‘s I Got You (iTunes), Tom Walker‘s Blessings (iTunes), Wrabel‘s We Could Be Beautiful (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Friend Like You”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Aye”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)
“Coloring Outside The Lines”, MisterWives (iTunes)
“Creatures Of The Night”, Hardwell featuring Austin Mahone (iTunes)
“Don’t You Know”, Jaymes Young (iTunes)
“Drama”, AJR (iTunes)
“Everybody Lost Somebody”, Bleachers (iTunes)
“Friday Night Majic”, Kat Dahlia (iTunes)
“Hard To Love”, Kacy Hill (iTunes)
“Heart Break”, Lady Antebellum (iTunes)
“Hot2Touch”, Felix Jaehn featuring Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Hungry Eyes”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“I Know You Won’t”, Rascal Flatts (iTunes)
“Invisible”, Linkin Park (iTunes)
“Keep It From You”, Glades (iTunes)
“Laugh”, Mackenzie Sol (iTunes)
“Legs Crossed”, Whissell (iTunes)
“Malibu”, Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Mama Say (Scavenger Hunt Remix)”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“Never Change”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Oh Lord”, In This Moment (iTunes)
“Raincoat”, Timeflies featuring Shy Martin (iTunes)
“Renegade”, Axwell /\ Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Right Now”, HAIM (iTunes)
“Rollin”, Calvin Harris featuring Future & Khalid (iTunes)
“Symphony (R3hab Remix)”, Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“That Would Be Nice”, Floduxe featuring Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“The Long Way”, Brett Eldredge (iTunes)
“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (NOTD Remix)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“These Days”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Want You Back”, Citizen Four (iTunes)
“Whatever It Takes”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
“Work Is A Four Letter Word”, THØSS (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Linkin Park, Rascal Flatts and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 25, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, a new weekly 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: Shawn Mendes illuminates the Most Added leaderboard, Noah Cyrus achy breaks at the format and Paramore proves it’s easy to be “Hard”, even without a Hair-raising musical. This is the dawning of the new Tuesday adds report, new Tuesday adds repooooort… so, let the sunshine in already! Here’s what shining this week:

“NOTHING” BEATS MENDES: After quickly reaching the top 50 on last Sunday’s published update, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes continues to leave the CHR/Top 40 panel shook by its slayage (that’s what the kids tell me) on both sales and streaming platforms. So, it’s no wonder that the single impacts with 76 adds in its first frame, the Most Added record this week. That notable total matches the 76 adds that “Treat You Better” received on impact in June 2016, which reached a peak of #2 in October. The teenager’s Illuminate album, which features both tracks, was recently reissued digitally. Co-writer Teddy Geiger is up to his fourth chart song with Mendes, which is two times the amount of top 40 singles he had as an artist in 2006. (No tea, no shade to Mr. Geiger, by the way; I still enjoy a listen to “These Walls” now and again.)

DO YOU WANT TO NOAH SECRET?: She’s not crying anymore! 17-year-old Noah Cyrus is looking for her second chart hit with “Stay Together”, which stays around in the fourth Most Added spot this week, taking in 31 stations. (It is tied with “Attention” by Charlie Puth for the position; more on that one next week when it impacts!) Father Billy Ray Cyrus, brother Trace Cyrus (a member of Metro Station) and sister Miley Cyrus have all hit the top 40 at least once, with the latter Cyrus leading at eight hits since 2007. Of course, the newest musical member of the family made her top 40 debut three months ago with “Make Me (Cry)”, a song that features Labrinth. It peaked at #19 for two weeks. Does she noah way to the #1 spot this time? “Stay” tuned, chart fans.

LESS IS (PARA)MORE: After three years away from the Top 40 chart, and almost a decade after their first pop hit, Paramore is still serving up more hits. The trio returns with “Hard Times”, an easy sell for both Alternative and Top 40 fans. It tops the Most Added list at the former, while it’s tied for sixth Most Added at the latter, pulling in 29 stations on impact. The act’s After Laughter is due on May 12, and it features the group’s original drummer Zac Farro, who parted ways in 2010. While their sound is definitely a bit different from the Riot! days, when they first made the top 40 at the format with “Misery Business”, you shouldn’t riot or feel miserable about it. After all, the majority of our favorite bands adapt; it’s just a part of one’s musical career. (Just, you know, leave the Hot Topic obsession in 2007, if you would.)

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. SHAWN MENDES, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (Island/Republic)
2. LADY GAGA
, “The Cure” (Streamline/Interscope)
3. DNCE featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Kissing Strangers” (Republic)
4-T. CHARLIE PUTH, “Attention” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
4-T. NOAH CYRUS, “Stay Together” (RECORDS/Sony RED)
6-T. ED SHEERAN, “Castle On The Hill” (Atlantic)
6-T. PARAMORE, “Hard Times” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
8. DRAKE, “Passionfruit” (YMCMB/Republic)
9. LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “Despacito” (UMLE/RBMG/Def Jam/Republic)
10-T. HALSEY, “Now Or Never” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
10-T. JON BELLION, “Overwhelming” (Capitol)

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (February 2014)

If you follow the radio charts like I do, you’ll want to be on top of only the freshest music being serviced across the nation. So, I’m bringing back an early PGTC feature with a bit of a revamp. With this monthly series, I’ll be highlighting some great tracks at a few different radio formats I enjoy that will be fighting for airspace over the next few months. So, what are we waiting for? Let the battles begin.

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

Play that Punky music.

Doin’ it Daftly.

DAFT PUNK – “Give Life Back To Music” (February 4) (*)
Label: Columbia
They are, in fact, the champions, my friends. With five wins at the recent GRAMMY Awards, it’s no wonder that Columbia Records is issuing a third CHR single from the Album Of The Year, Random Access Memories. However,  without the aid of Pharrell Williams, does it stand a chance to live that chart “Life”? We’ll see.

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A perfect match and “Latch”.

DISCLOSURE featuring SAM SMITH – “Latch” (February 4) (*)
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope
You may know Smith from his collaboration with Naughty Boy, “La La La”, which is taking off nicely on the CHR charts after a few adds dates. Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence are behind EDM act Disclosure, who charted with this in the U.K. in 2012, reaching the #11 spot. It should be at least a minor hit at the format.

"Still Into" rocking out.

Girls just want to have “Fun”.

PARAMORE – “Ain’t It Fun” (February 4) (*)
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Roadrunner
After crashing the CHR top ten last year with their first song to do so, “Still Into You”, the Nashville trio goes to radio with this funky track with some lyrical edge. Don’t forget to check out the music video as well; the band tries to break ten world records in the clip. Let the vinyl smashing and screaming out of the car begin.

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Flyin’ like an eagle.

BIRDY – “Skinny Love” (February 11) (**)
Label: Atlantic
About three weeks ago, I wrote this post about this track‘s second run at U.S. radio, which is now hovering around the #40 position on the Alternative survey. Though the Bon Iver remake is now going on three years old, it’s still new to the audience here, and will likely found a nice home thanks to other softer releases as of late.

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A Rae of light at the end of the month.

HOT CHELLE RAE – “Don’t Say Goodnight” (February 25) (*)
Label: RCA
Here’s a band going from “Tonight Tonight” to “Goodnight”. If the lineup looks different, it’s because bassist Ian Keaggy left the group last year shortly after they released a single “Hung Up”, which attracted a little radio play. Now, with another single off their forthcoming album, the three guys are ready to party once again.

ALTERNATIVE (*) and AAA (**)

Don't call him Casper.

Don’t call him Casper.

JEREMY MESSERSMITH – “Ghost” (February 4) (**)
Label: Glassnote
The performer originally born in South Carolina has been recording independently since 2006, but his forthcoming Heart Murmurs album, due on Tuesday, will be his first for Glassnote Records. An album track, “Tourniquet”, was released for free in advance of the effort. I liked the sound of that and this single is also really solid.

Preachin' to the choir.

Preachin’ to the choir.

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – “This Is Gospel” (February 4) (*)
Label: Roadrunner
This trio is currently on tour in support of their Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! album, a #2 on the Billboard 200. While “Miss Jackson” keeps up its run on the CHR airwaves just inside the top 50, the group is moving onto “Gospel”, which charted as a promotional single last summer. A video was also commissioned for it.

"Young" at chart.

“Young” at chart.

BRETT DENNEN – “When We Were Young” (February 11) (**)
Label: F-Stop/Atlantic
For those folks who enjoy folk music, 34-year-old Dennen is still promoting his album released last year, Smoke and Mirrors, which produced a #6 AAA hit in “Wild Child” in November. His ode to nostalgia has a poppy feel to it with a great set of lyrics. However, my favorite from him is 2008’s “Make You Crazy” with Femi Kuti.

Abracadabra, it's a hit.

Abracadabra, it’s a hit.

MAGIC MAN – “Paris” (February 11) (*)
Label: Columbia
I’m proud to say that these five guys and gals are a local act, originally from Boston, MA. Their debut EP, You Are Here, was released back in September. The song is currently just below the top 40 at Alternative and a handful of adds may raise it higher during the month. Their dreamy synth-heavy sound is worth more play.

This "No" is a yes.

This “No” is a yes.

CHET FAKER – “No Diggity” (February 25) (**)
Label: Downtown
Yes, that would be a hot Blackstreet cover that’s all sorts of groovy and particularly unique. Last year around this time, Faker’s remake was featured in a beer commercial during the Super Bowl, but it was never serviced for airplay despite the large placement. 12 months later, can the record actually do anything? I sure hope so.

Which track(s) 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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SINGLE PREMIERE: Zedd featuring Hayley Williams (of Paramore) – “Stay The Night” (+ Lyrics)

Paramore or less a hit.

Paramore or less a hit.

Here’s the song that we’ve been waiting for almost two weeks now, a duet that takes us into the world of dance. This new song puts the lead singer of Paramore and the Russian-born, German-raised DJ together for the first time, and while it may raise questions about Williams going solo, it may just be a one-off event. Sonically similar to Zedd‘s former hit with vocalist Foxes, “Clarity”, the song should attract a large audience and quickly build on the charts until the holiday season. Enjoy!

Listen to “Stay The Night”.  / Purchase “Stay The Night” on iTunes.

“STAY THE NIGHT”

[Verse 1]
I know that we are upside down
So hold your tongue and hear me out
I know that we were made to break
So what, I don’t mind

[Bridge]
You cue the lights, I’ll draw the blinds
Don’t dull the sparkle in your eyes
I know that we were made to break
So what, I don’t mind

[Chorus]
Are you gonna stay the night? (x2)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Are you gonna stay the night?
Are you gonna stay the night?
Doesn’t mean we’re bound for life
So-oh-oh-oh-oh
Are you gonna stay the night?

Are you gonna stay the night?
Doesn’t mean we’re bound for life
So-oh-oh-oh-oh
Are you gonna stay the night?

[Verse 2]
I am a fire, gasoline
Come pour yourself all over me
We’ll let this place go down in flames
Only one more time

[Bridge]
You cue the lights, I’ll draw the blinds
Don’t dull the sparkle in your eyes
I know that we were made to break
So what, I don’t mind

[Chorus]
Are you gonna stay the night? (x2)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Are you gonna stay the night?
Are you gonna stay the night? (We can play)
Doesn’t mean we’re bound for life (We got today)
So-oh-oh-oh-oh
Are you gonna stay the night?
Night, night, night…
Are you gonna stay the night?

Are you gonna stay the night?
Doesn’t mean we’re bound for life
So-oh-oh-oh-oh
Are you gonna stay the night?

Are you gonna stay the night? (x2)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Are you gonna stay the night?

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (April 9)

"Still Into" rocking out.

“Still Into” rocking out.

Country and rock take over on this edition of Turn It Up Tuesday. Here are the new releases in stores for the week of April 9:

  • Former rock quintet, now turned trio Paramore are back with their fourth album on Fueled By Ramen, the self-titled Paramore. “Now” is the first alternative radio single from it, while “Still Into You” goes to mainstream radio. Their last album debuted at #2 and went Gold. Could this one do the same? (iTunes)
  • You probably saw him perform with Dierks Bentley and Hunter Hayes on the ACM Awards on Sunday. Now, Brad Paisley‘s Wheelhouse is in stores. Current single “Beat This Summer” is beating up the competition on Country radio. (iTunes)
  • Speaking on Country acts, Eric Church has a new full-length album performed in concert coming out today, Live: Caught In The Act. (iTunes)
  • On the heels of single “Dope”, featuring Rick Ross, rapper Tyga releases Hotel California, his third album. (iTunes)
  • The folk quartet known as Dawes go “From A Window Seat” and out into record stores with Stories Don’t End, their third studio album. (iTunes)
  • After releasing a Part 1 last year, the rock group Stone Sour puts out House of Gold & Bones – Part 2 today. The first single, “Do Me A Favor”, is another top ten hit for them on Active Rock radio. (iTunes)
  • Danish metal band Volbeat return with their first album in three years, Outlaw Gentleman and Shady Ladies. (iTunes)
  • Legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka releases his Duets album this week, featuring collaborations with Celine Dion, Willie Nelson and more classic artists. (iTunes)
  • Jazz man Boney James is swaying to The Beat, his new studio album, which includes the single “Maker Of Love” with singer Raheem Devaughn. (iTunes)

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

Their songs know what you did in the dark, but will Fall Out Boy‘s new album, Save Rock And Roll, see the light at #1 next week? A preview is coming in seven!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (Jan. 22)

A little more Country than that.

A little more Country than that.

Ready for a busier week of new albums hitting the shelves? Here are the new releases out in stores on Tuesday, January 22:

  • Country veteran Gary Allan returns with Set You Free, his ninth studio album. Leadoff single “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” is currently a top 5 record on Country radio, his biggest hit in five years. Expect that to give this newest release of his a big boost. Allan has yet to score a #1 album, but he’s made the top 5 with his last three consecutive albums. (iTunes)
  • Also pulling into the Release Ranch this week is the third album from Randy Houser, How Country Feels. The title track is currently #1 at Country radio. His only other top ten record was “Boots On”, a #2 hit in 2009. (iTunes)
  • The GRAMMY Awards are almost here! This 22-track compilation features songs by big nominees like fun., Gotye, Kelly Clarkson and more. (iTunes)
  • Popular Christian group Casting Crowns release their first acoustic-based compilation, The Acoustic Sessions: Volume One. It also features two new songs. (iTunes)
  • Punk Rockers Bad Religion returns with True North, their first album since 2010. (iTunes)
  • His first single was released way back in 1960 and he’s still singing today. Aaron Neville‘s latest album, out today, is My True Story, another album of cover songs. (iTunes)
  • My personal pick of the week belongs to Luke McMaster‘s All Roads. His debut album features his recent adult contemporary hit with Jim Brickman, “Good Morning Beautiful”, as well as remakes of tunes by Al Jarreau and Hall & Oates. (iTunes)
  • Just in time for award season, Mumford & Sons release a deluxe edition of their album Babel, the Gentlemen Of The Road Edition. It’s also available in a box set version. (Amazon)
  • Two albums get a released today that are Valentine’s Day themed: Billy Joel‘s She’s Got A Way: Love Songs, a collection of eighteen of his classic hits (Amazon) and Now! That’s What I Call Love Songs, a collection of titles by various artists. (Amazon)

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

  • “Now”, the first single from Paramore‘s self-titled forthcoming album. (AmazonMP3)
  • “Love Me”, the latest from Lil Wayne, featuring additional rappers Drake and Future. (iTunes)

See you on Tuesday, the 29th, for the next edition!

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