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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 31, 2018

Big bam Bloom.

What’ll be blooming at the usual sales and streaming services this Friday? Ah, we may have a hint. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

TROYE SIVAN – Bloom (iTunes)
One of the higher debuts on next week’s album ranking should belong to Sivan’s new set, which features the mid-charting pop radio single “My My My!” from earlier this year. It also features a collaboration with Ariana Grande titled “Dance To This”. It’s likely to reach the top ten during its first week.

WHY DON’T WE – 8 Letters (iTunes)
This is the first album for the popular boy band, who have released a series of EPs in the past couple of years. Three of the cuts have been released prior to the album’s debut: the title track, “Hooked” and “Talk”. Though its data will be front-loaded, it’ll score a solid entry.

Notable albums out this week: Afrojack‘s Press Play (iTunes), Amos Lee‘s My New Moon (iTunes), Ayokay‘s In The Shape Of A Dream (iTunes), Blac Youngsta‘s F*ck Everybody 2 (iTunes), Bun B‘s Return Of The Trill (iTunes), Curren$y‘s Fire In The Clouds (iTunes), Lloyd‘s Tru (iTunes), Passenger‘s Runaway (iTunes), The Kooks‘s Let’s Go Sunshine (iTunes), The WLDLFE‘s I’m Not Worried Anymore (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Benji Lewis‘s Together Apart (iTunes), HoodCelebrityy‘s Inna Real Life (iTunes), Josie Moon‘s Rose Tinted (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“90’s Country”, Walker Hayes (iTunes)
“2002 (Remix)”, Anne-Marie featuring Saweetie & Ms Banks (iTunes)
“Backwards”, Chris Jobe (iTunes)
“Body Talks”, The Struts featuring Kesha (iTunes)
“Brown Sugar”, Steven Tyler & Nuno Bettencourt (iTunes)
“Buss It”, Sage The Gemini featuring Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Chains”, Bruns (iTunes)
“Corner Love”, Lido featuring Unge Ferrari (iTunes)
“Correct”, MNEK (iTunes)
“Dancing (Mumbai Wedding)”, NONONO (iTunes)
“Deep Down”, Zhavia Ward (iTunes)
“Diamonds Are Invincible”, Michael Jackson x Mark Ronson (iTunes)
“Don’t Call Me”, Nevada featuring Loote (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Me Go”, Cody Simpson (iTunes)
“DTF”, The Game featuring YG, Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih (iTunes)
“Glimpse”, Havana Brown featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Haha No One Can Hear You!”, Gallant (iTunes)
“I’m With You”, Hight featuring Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Just Watch”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“LivWithoutU”, St. Paul & The Broken Bones (iTunes)
“Love Me (BYNON Remix)”, Forest Blakk (iTunes)
“Love No More”, Loud Luxury x Anders (iTunes)
“Love Wins”, Carrie Underwood (iTunes)
“Motions”, MAGIC! (iTunes)
“My Blood”, Twenty One Pilots (iTunes)
“Old News”, Mitch James (iTunes)
“One In A Million” / “You Don’t Wanna Know”, Hudson Taylor (iTunes)
“One Shot”, Mabel (iTunes)
“Prayers”, Good Charlotte (iTunes)
“Remedy”, Alesso (iTunes)
“Right On Time”, Ray J featuring Flo Rida, Brandy and Designer Doubt (iTunes)
“Rotation 112th (Remix)”, Jay Rock featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Say The Word”, Emily Vaughn featuring Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Superhero”, Lauv (iTunes)
“The Dark Side”, Muse (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“Yung And Bhad”, Bhad Bhabie featuring City Girls (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Lauren Daigle, Paul McCartney and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 26, 2018

Who’s better than Ezra?

DEBUTS
40. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized
34. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. OneRepublic – Connection (35)
29. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me (34)
25. Snow Patrol – Empress (30)
21. Elle King – Shame (27)
16. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (08) | PEAK: #06
09. Imagine Dragons – Natural (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (10) | PEAK: #08
07. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Ben Rector – Drive (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. John Mayer – New Light (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (05) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Muse – Something Human (2)
2. Picture This – When We Were Young (3)
3. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (4)
4. Robyn – Missing U (7)
5. Bishop Briggs – Baby (10)
6. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (-)
7. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (9)
8. Jukebox The Ghost – Fred Astaire (-)
9. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (-)
10. P!nk – Secrets (8)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls
Ariana Grande – Breathin (new)
Barns Courtney – 99 (new)
Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again (new)
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One
KT Tunstall – The River (new)
Janet Jackson – Made For Now
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
LP – Girls Go Wild
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Max Frost – Good Morning
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a second week at the top for George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” on my personal chart, as Kacey Musgraves‘s “High Horse” appears ready to lead the record rodeo next month, up 5-2 on the latest update. Last week’s top new entry from newcomer Nina Nesbitt makes a huge move from 39-29, as “Loyal To Me” secures the title of Biggest Mover. Two collaborations debut on the countdown this week, with “Happier” from DJ/producer Marshmello and rockers Bastille claiming the Highest Debut at #34. The British band has led by chart three times between 2013 and 2016, with their most recent chart single, “Quarter Past Midnight”, reaching #7 earlier this summer. The second debut is a single that pairs singer/songwriter Mat Kearney and DJ/producer RAC, coming in at #40 with “Memorized”. It’s the second top 40 entry from Kearney’s album CRAZYTALK, which follows “Kings & Queens”, a #21 song from the spring of this year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 19, 2018

His second shot at the top.

DEBUTS
40. PRETTYMUCH – Summer On You
39. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Elle King – Shame (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
19. Anne-Marie – 2002 (25)
17. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
08. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Ben Rector – Drive (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (09) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (-)
2. Muse – Something Human (2)
3. Picture This – When We Were Young (1)
4. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (5)
5. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (-)
6. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
7. Robyn – Missing U (8)
8. P!nk – Secrets (10)
9. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (9)
10. Bishop Briggs – Baby (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls (new)
Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (new)
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One (new)
Janet Jackson – Made For Now (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (new)
LP – Girls Go Wild (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (new)
Matt Maeson – Cringe (new)
Max Frost – Good Morning
Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (new)
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to George Ezra on his second consecutive #1 song on my personal chart, “Shotgun”, moving 2-1 in its 11th week in the top 40. It follows “Paradise”, which had a three-week run this past spring and is still on my chart, now at #31 in its 31st week. It’s been quite a ride, but is it enough for “Paradise” to secure the top spot on my Top 100 of 2018? Kind of early to be teasing a year-end chart, don’t you think? Check back in… four months to see what happens. In the meantime, look for “Shotgun” to stick at the top through sometime next month. Just below Ezra’s song, Kacey Musgraves‘s “High Horse” (climbing 9-5) and Niall Horan and Maren Morris‘s “Seeing Blind” (climbing 13-10) are solid contenders for my next #1 title, the latter becoming Horan’s fifth consecutive top ten hit from his album Flicker. Of course, the previous four singles from the set went to #1, so the pressure is on! Up ten notches from last week’s top 40, Dean Lewis‘s “Be Alright” (climbing 33-23) and Elle King‘s “Shame” (climbing 37-27) tie for the week’s Biggest Mover, and both should enter the top ten in the next month or so. Additionally, there are two debuts on the current update: “Loyal To Me” (#39) by Nina Nesbitt and “Summer On You” (#40) by PRETTYMUCH. “Loyal” marks the first chart entry for Nesbitt, after bubbling under with “Somebody Special” earlier this year, while “Summer” is the second hit for the five-man group, who got to #10 last year with “Would You Mind”.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 18, 2013

What if we head back to 2013?

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 18, 2013…

Debuts:
40. SHANE FILAN, “Everything To Me”
39. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue”

Biggest Mover(s):
KATY PERRY, “Roar” (40-25, 15 spots)

10. GROUPLOVE, “Ways To Go” (up 1)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4

09. FAMILY OF THE YEAR, “St. Croix” (steady, second week)
Album: Loma Vista (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (steady, second week)
Album: Random Access Memories (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

07. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Her Favorite Song” (down 2)
Album: Where Does This Door Go (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. TRAIN featuring ASHLEY MONROE, “Bruises” (steady, second week)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. PASSENGER, “Holes” (up 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (down 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

03. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “What If” (steady, second week)
Album: Bookmarks (2013, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (up 2)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. P!NK featuring LILY ROSE COOPER, “True Love” (steady, third week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three 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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 12, 2018

More “Heart”, more chart.

DEBUTS
40. Matt Nathanson – Used To Be
39. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me
38. OneRepublic – Connection
37. Elle King – Shame | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Anne-Marie – 2002 (31)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maddie Poppe – Going Going Gone (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Ben Rector – Drive (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
02. George Ezra – Shotgun (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Picture This – When We Were Young (1)
2. Muse – Something Human (6)
3. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
4. Josh Groban – Granted (2)
5. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (9)
6. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (5)
7. American Authors – Deep Water (4)
8. Robyn – Missing U (-)
9. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (-)
10. P!nk – Secrets (10)

In The Mix:
Max Frost – Good Morning
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – Side Effects
The Revivalists – All My Friends
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • This looks to be the last week at the top for “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by the Backstreet Boys, which settles at the summit for a third week. As you’ve seen recently, George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” (#2) and John Mayer‘s “New Light” (#3) are competing to be the next #1 single on my chart, and we’ll see who wins soon. It’s a very active week for debuts, with four of them in the mix. In at #37, Elle King claims the highest one with her new single “Shame”. It’s her first time in the top 40 since “Not Easy”, a release that paired King, Alex Da Kid and X Ambassadors; it peaked at #13 in January of last year. The newest hit by OneRepublic checks in at #38: “Connection” is featured prominently in a Fiat Chrysler advertisement for their Summer Of Jeep campaign. On the new act side, first-timer Brynn Elliott enters at #39 with “Might Not Like Me”, which goes for Hot AC adds next week. This entry first came onto my radar in January of last year, prompting its inclusion on an episode of Train Tracks, but I never charted it at the time. Finally, at #40, Matt Nathanson returns with his first chart hit in nearly three years with “Used To Be”. During a 2015 chart run, “Gold In The Summertime” peaked at #9 for the first three weeks of August.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 5, 2018

Here come the Boys.

DEBUTS
40. Dean Lewis – Be Alright
38. Snow Patrol – Empress | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Zedd & Elley Duhé – Happy Now (37)
31. Anne-Marie – 2002 (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
29. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (34)
19. Imagine Dragons – Natural (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Ben Rector – Drive (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (08) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (06) | PEAK: #02
06. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. John Mayer – New Light (02) | PEAK: #02
02. George Ezra – Shotgun (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Picture This – When We Were Young (2)
2. Josh Groban – Granted (3)
3. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (4)
4. American Authors – Deep Water (5)
5. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (7)
6. Muse – Something Human (10)
7. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me (-)
8. Donovan Woods – Another Way (8)
9. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (-)
10. P!nk – Secrets (-)

In The Mix:
MAGIC! – Kiss Me
Max Frost – Good Morning
Max George – Barcelona
Robyn – Missing U (new)
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – Side Effects
The Revivalists – All My Friends (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • The sweet sound of the Backstreet Boys is at #1 for a second week, as “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” holds steady, while Paul McCartney has this week’s only top ten entry, up 11-10 with “Come On To Me”. (Didn’t think I’d be saying that in 2018!) Rising from 38-31, Anne-Marie‘s flashback favorite “2002” is the Biggest Mover in the top 40. Snow Patrol debuts at #38 with their eighth top 40 song to date, “Empress”, the highest of two new entries. It follows “Don’t Give In”, which peaked at #14 earlier this year. The two singles can be found on the group’s album Wildness. Australian newcomer Dean Lewis comes in at #40 with “Be Alright”, which is doing more than just alright, as it holds at #1 on iTunes down under. Lewis’s new single impacts at the Hot AC and Triple A radio formats a week from Monday. (“Waves” bubbled under my top 40 earlier this year.)

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

The Boys are back in town.

DEBUTS
38. Anne-Marie – 2002
37. Zedd & Elley Duhé – Happy Now | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
25. Imagine Dragons – Natural (33)
21. Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ben Rector – Drive (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Jason Mraz – Have It All (07) | PEAK: #04
08. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (08) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (06) | PEAK: #02
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. George Ezra – Shotgun (04) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Younger (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Snow Patrol – Empress (5)
2. Picture This – When We Were Young (4)
3. Josh Groban – Granted (1)
4. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (2)
5. American Authors – Deep Water (6)
6. Daughtry – Deep End (3)
7. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (8)
8. Donovan Woods – Another Way (7)
9. Max George – Barcelona (9)
10. Muse – Something Human (-)

In The Mix:
Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me (new)
MAGIC! – Kiss Me
Max Frost – Good Morning (new)
P!nk – Secrets (new)
Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (new)
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – Side Effects (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • They’ve gone nearly 17 years without a #1 hit on my survey, but Backstreet’s back, alright! Up 2-1, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” puts the Backstreet Boys in the top spot for the first time since 2001’s “Drowning”, and that shatters the record for the longest wait between #1 singles. Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman” maintains the title of Biggest Mover for the second week, soaring from 31-21 in its third week in the countdown. It’s the follow-up to “No Tears Left To Cry”, which got as high as #2 and currently sits at #6. Lastly, there are two new singles in the top 40 this week: “Happy Now” (#37) pairs Zedd and newcomer Elley Duhé, while “2002” (#38) marks a new chart entry for Anne-Marie. “Happy” impacts at the Top 40 format on Tuesday, while “2002” impacts at both the Hot AC and Top 40 formats next Monday and Tuesday.

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