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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Thirty One

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 small label and 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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
LAUV featuring ANNE-MARIE – “F*ck, I’m Lonely” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 16th appearance for Lauv / Anne-Marie is signed to Warner Records (U.S.)

Featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, both of which are due August 23, this tune should receive a larger look following the show’s highly-anticipated premiere. The release itself, while neither artist’s best song, is pleasant.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
COREY HARPER – “Blind”
PETER THOMAS – “Look At What We’ve Done”
WAVE & ROME – “So High”

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 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Eight

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 small label and 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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
PHOEBE RYAN – “Build Me Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

After landing on the Rewind earlier this year with “A Thousand Ways”, Ryan returns with a cool tune and a very entertaining video. Sure, it might be some time before she’s the next Mr. Wizard or Bill Nye The Science Guy, but Ryan knows how to experiment well.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ANDREW RIPP – “Pilots”
BRONZE AVERY – “Never Be You”
DAVE BARNES – “Dreaming In Electric Blue”
FINISH TICKET – “Dream Song”
KYAN PALMER & NICOPOP. – “Coo Coo Juice”
PETER THOMAS – “Watching TV With The Sound Off”
SAARLOOS – “Feisty”
WANDERER – “Hurt This Way”
WAVE & ROME – “Stardust”

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, June 10 – 16, 2018

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 small label and 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 independe2nt songs of the week…

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ALY & AJ – “Good Love” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Three previous appearances, including “Take Me” (August 2017) and “I Know” (November 2017)
Notes: After a short break following their awesome EP from last year, these sisters return with another quality 80’s-influenced jam.

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BETTY WHO – “Just Thought You Should Know” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Three previous appearances, including “Ignore Me” (January 2018) and “Look Back” (March 2018)
Notes: For one of this week’s best EP releases, check out Who’s fantastic five-track set. Opener “Know” is a lovely retro-tinged song.

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PETER THOMAS with LELAND – “Run Away With Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance / Two previous appearances, now signed to Vertigo Berlin (Universal Music – Germany)
Notes: With their darker and more electronic reinterpretation of a Carly Rae Jepsen classic, these talented guys still serve up a bop!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
EIGHTY NINETY – “Dream”
FINNEAS – “Landmine”
JAMES DROLL – “Twist My Arm”
KIRSTEN ARIAN – “Girls Hate Girls”
LUKR – “Big Kids”
VHS COLLECTION – “Animal”

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 5, 2014

Pomp up the jam.

Oh, what a “Night”.

DEBUTS
40. Delta Rae – Chasing Twisters

TOP GAINERS
35. Keane – Won’t Be Broken (40)
31. Mayer Hawthorne – Reach Out Richard (36)
29. Bastille – Bad Blood (35)
27. Gary Barlow & Elton John – Face To Face (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Peter Thomas featuring Betty Who – All Of You (32)
22. Karmin – I Want It All (28)
16. MAGIC! – Rude (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (09) | PEAK: #01 for one week
09. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Passenger – The Wrong Direction (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. The 1975 – Girls (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Gary Barlow – Let Me Go (08) | PEAK: #06
05. A Great Big World – Say Something (02) | PEAK: #02
04. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Christina Perri – Human (05) | PEAK: #03
02. One Direction – Story Of My Life (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Bastille – Of The Night (03) | PEAK: #01 for one weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Disclosure featuring Sam Smith – Latch (2)
2. Strange Talk – Climbing Walls (1)
3. Lea Michele – Cannonball (4)
4. James Durbin – Parachute (6)
5. The Vamps – Can We Dance? (8)
6. Mary Lambert – She Keeps Me Warm (7)
7. Max Frost – White Lies (-)
8. Kodaline – Love Like This (5)
9. tyDi featuring Carmen Keigans – Live This Lie (9)
10. MKTO – God Only Knows (10)

In The Mix:
Bastille – Flaws (new)
Crosses – The Epilogue
Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas – Instant Crush
Daughtry – Battleships
Gabriel Rios – Gold
John Butler Trio – Only One
Los Lonely Boys – Don’t Walk Away
Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith – La La La
New Politics – Tonight You’re Perfect
OneRepublic – Burning Bridges
OneRepublic – I Lived
Parade Of Lights – We’re The Kids
Passenger – All The Little Lights
Sara Bareilles – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Live)
The Killers – Just Another Girl
The Wild After – Lesson Learned
twenty one pilots – House Of Gold

Chart Notes:

  • Advancing from 3-1, “Of The Night” becomes the new #1 on the chart by Bastille, their second chart-topper after “Pompeii” spent two weeks atop in August/September. This is the first time a mash-up and/or medley of two songs ranks at #1 on my top 40. In this case, the two all mixed up in “Night” are 1992’s “Rhythm Is A Dancer” by Snap! and 1995’s “The Rhythm Of The Night” by Corona. It recently debuted and peaked at #2 in the United Kingdom.
  • Outside the top ten, Boy & Bear, Haim and Taylor Henderson are all moving up and looking to claim a spot in that rarified air next week. This is the first charting single for each of the three acts, two of whom are Australian (B&B and Henderson.) I’d give the early edge to the two bands.
  • Biggest Mover of the Week is up a solid ten spots from 37-27 for Gary Barlow and Elton John. “Face To Face” is the second release to chart from Barlow’s recent #2 album in the U.K., Since I Saw You Last; first single “Let Me Go” is also moving up, but just two notches to #6. John’s last top 40 entry was a collaboration with Australian production duo Pnau, “Sad”, which peaked at #26 in 2012. So, yes, expect “Face” to blow past that next week.
  • This week’s only debut comes from North Carolina band Delta Rae with “Chasing Twisters”, entering at #40. Though the song hasn’t been officially announced as a single, it’s currently receiving airplay at local station 92.5 The River and was just featured during coverage of the Rose Bowl on ESPN. Plus, with a forthcoming tour baring the same name, I think it’s all but certain you’ll be hearing this tune a lot in 2014. (They rock in concert, just FYI.)
  • Next week, it’s anybody guess as to what will actually debut in the 40, but Max Frost is looking like he could melt through the competition with “White Lies”, while James Durbin and The Vamps also share a strong chance of entering.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 29, 2013

"Story" time.

The right Direction.

DEBUTS
40. Keane – Won’t Be Broken
39. James Blunt – Heart To Heart
38. Kes – Gimme Your Love
37. Gary Barlow & Elton John – Face To Face | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Bastille – Bad Blood (40)
32. Peter Thomas featuring Betty Who – All Of You (38)
28. Karmin – I Want It All (35)
21. MAGIC! – Rude (26)
15. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (24) | BIGGEST MOVER
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (15) | PEAK: #10
09. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. Gary Barlow – Let Me Go (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Passenger – The Wrong Direction (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. The 1975 – Girls (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. Christina Perri – Human (08) | PEAK: #05
04. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Bastille – Of The Night (05) | PEAK: #03
02. A Great Big World – Say Something (02) | PEAK: #02
01. One Direction – Story Of My Life (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Strange Talk – Climbing Walls (2)
2. Disclosure featuring Sam Smith – Latch (4)
3. Delta Rae – Chasing Twisters (-)
4. Lea Michele – Cannonball (10)
5. Kodaline – Love Like This (5)
6. James Durbin – Parachute (-)
7. Mary Lambert – She Keeps Me Warm (-)
8. The Vamps – Can We Dance? (-)
9. tyDi featuring Carmen Keigans – Live This Lie (-)
10. MKTO – God Only Knows (-)

In The Mix:
Crosses – The Epilogue
Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas – Instant Crush
Daughtry – Battleships
Gabriel Rios – Gold
John Butler Trio – Only One
Los Lonely Boys – Don’t Walk Away
Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith – La La La
New Politics – Tonight You’re Perfect
OneRepublic – Burning Bridges
OneRepublic – I Lived
Parade Of Lights – We’re The Kids
Passenger – All The Little Lights
Sara Bareilles – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Live)
The Killers – Just Another Girl
The Wild After – Lesson Learned
twenty one pilots – House Of Gold

Chart Notes:

  • Biggest Mover on the countdown this week belongs to Australian quintet Boy & Bear, who leap from 24-15 with their first hit, “Southern Sun”. It’s the first single from their album Harlequin Dream, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart a few months ago. The band will be doing a small tour in Canada and the U.S. this upcoming spring. (I covered “Southern Sun” in a post recently as it heads to U.S. radio.)
  • This week’s Highest Debut at #37 brings two legends together for the price of one. “Face To Face” is the name of the song and an appropriate one too, pairing 42-year-old Gary Barlow and 66-year-old Elton John, two of the most significant British singers and songwriters of all-time. It’s the second release to chart from Barlow’s Since I Saw You Last; first single “Let Me Go” is still top ten. This also makes John the oldest act to ever make my top 40.
  • At #38 is the only American act to debut this week: California newcomer Kes is in with “Gimme Your Love”, from his EP Audio Justice. The full EP is available to stream here. With an 80’s influenced sound, including shades of Prince and The Jacksons on this hit, he’s sure to see some big coverage in the new year. (See what producer and writer Matt Rad had to say about the singer in my interview with him.)
  • “Bonfire Heart” only rose to #33 a few months back, but with a followup titled “Heart To Heart”, James Blunt‘s certainly got a lot of, you know, heart. The second single from Moon Landing debuts this week at #39. Blunt’s been to the top twice and now has a total of ten top 40’s.
  • Lastly, at #40, is the latest single from British quartet Keane. “Won’t Be Broken” is taken from The Best Of Keane and follows “Higher Than The Sun”, which recently hit #7. It’s the band’s fifteenth entry on my personal chart since 2004.

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