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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 26, 2021

Make some space for the man.

There’s a galaxy of New Music Friday releases just waiting to be explored, including the current albums from Madison Beer and Robin Schulz, as well as the latest singles from Nick Jonas and Post Malone. Houston, we don’t have a problem with streaming these:

Notable albums out this week: Architects‘s For Those That Wish To Exist (iTunes), Bones Owens‘s Bones Owens (iTunes), Bonnie Tyler‘s The Best Is Yet To Come (iTunes), Confetti‘s The Circus: Act I (iTunes), Josh Groban‘s Harmony (Deluxe) (iTunes), Julien Baker‘s Little Oblivions (iTunes), Lucy Spraggan‘s Choices (iTunes), Madison Beer‘s Life Support (iTunes), Robin Schulz‘s IIII (iTunes), Sad Night Dynamite‘s Sad Night Dynamite (iTunes), Sheppard‘s Kaleidoscope Eyes (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s That’s Life (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Charlotte Sands‘s Special (iTunes), Laura Mvula‘s 1/F (iTunes), Pilar Victoria‘s Hi, My Name Is Pily! (iTunes), PRETTYMUCH’s Smackables (Deluxe) (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1 Last Cigarette”, The Band CAMINO (iTunes)
“2019”, Martin Jensen & Georgia Ku (iTunes)
“Alameda”, Lewis Del Mar (iTunes)
“All She Wrote”, SIX60 (iTunes)
“AP”, Pop Smoke (iTunes)
“Arms”, Jack Newsome (iTunes)
“Be Kind”, Zak Abel (iTunes)
“Bed”, Joel Corry, RAYE & David Guetta (iTunes)
“Breakeven”, Josh Cumbee (iTunes)
“Bukowski”, 1990Nowhere (iTunes)
“But Cha”, KYLE featuring Josh Golden (iTunes)
“Clouds”, Slayyyter (iTunes)
“Conceited”, Curtis Waters (iTunes)
“Cross Country”, Breland (iTunes)
“Disco Body Parts”, Yung Bae featuring AWOLNATION (iTunes)
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”, Elle King & Miranda Lambert (iTunes)
“Everybody Hates Me”, Coach Party (iTunes)
“Exposure”, Shelley FKA DRAM (iTunes)
“F U Jack”, Andi (iTunes)
“Feeling Free”, Two Another & Pretty Boy Aaron (iTunes)
“Fiji Fine”, Bren Joy (iTunes)
“Flirted With You All My Life”, Bright Eyes (iTunes)
“Ghost Town”, EBEN (iTunes)
“Go Big”, YG featuring Big Sean (iTunes)
“Heartbreak In This City”, Steps & Michelle Visage (iTunes)
“(Here’s To The) Prom Queen”, Peter McPoland (iTunes)
“High Worry”, Bantug (iTunes)
“Higher (Nathan Dawe Remix)”, Clean Bandit featuring Iann Dior (iTunes)
“Hold On To Me”, Lauren Daigle (iTunes)
“Hollywood Hills”, Casey Baer featuring 12AM (iTunes)
“I Can’t Get High”, Royal & The Serpent (iTunes)
“I Used To Be Cool (Remix)”, Bright Light Bright Light & Jujubee (iTunes)
“I’ll Get Better”, SVEA & Call Me Loop (iTunes)
“Ilomilo (Live)”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“I’m Every Woman”, Tinashe (iTunes)
“It Takes Two”, Fiji Blue (iTunes)
“John Hughes Movie”, Maisie Peters (iTunes)
“Josh”, Peach PRC (iTunes)
“June 1st”, Ant Clemons (iTunes)
“Just Because”, Mallory Merk (iTunes)
“Leave A Little Love”, Alesso & Armin Van Buuren (iTunes)
“Let The Bad Times Roll”, The Offspring (iTunes)
“Like A Ship”, Leon Bridges & Keite Young (iTunes)
“Like This”, 2KBaby featuring Marshmello (iTunes)
“Look What You’ve Done”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Love You Now, Love You Later”, Ben Kessler (iTunes)
“Madness”, Zayde Wølf (iTunes)
“Minefields (Live Acoustic)”, Faouzia & John Legend (iTunes)
“More”, Mansionair (iTunes)
“My Ways”, Sycco (iTunes)
“Never Was”, Reaves (iTunes)
“New Ceilings”, Dava (iTunes)
“Older Overnight”, LOVA (iTunes)
“Only Wanna Be With You”, Post Malone (iTunes)
“Open Up The Heavens”, Jade Bird (iTunes)
“Out Loud”, Fairlane, ROZES & JT Roach (iTunes)
“Parking Lot” and “Real Life”, Claire Rosinkranz (iTunes)
“Paul”, Cavetown (iTunes)
“Perfect On Me”, Ryan Mack (iTunes)
“Queen”, Charm La’Donna (iTunes)
“Roots”, Cautious Clay (iTunes)
“Rotate”, Becky G featuring Burna Boy (iTunes)
“She Broke My Heart”, Noah Schnacky (iTunes)
“Sick Of You”, Suriel Hess (iTunes)
“Slowly”, NewDad (iTunes)
“Soldier On”, Dylan Dunlap (iTunes)
“Somebody Does”, Tigirlily (iTunes)
“Something”, Dayglow (iTunes)
“Spaceman”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“Spoiled”, Ant Saunders (iTunes)
“Stay Up”, Evan Giia (iTunes)
“Tell Me I’m Pretty (String Version)”, Brynn Elliott (iTunes)
“The Past Is The Past”, Brandy Clark featuring Lindsey Buckingham (iTunes)
“The Runaround”, Joshua Speers (iTunes)
“U F**ked Up”, The Astronomers (iTunes)
“Universe”, Scarypoolparty featuring Nothing, Nowhere. (iTunes)
“Virtual Reality”, Renforshort (iTunes)
“When We Love”, LZRD x Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Whirlwind”, Sam Ryder (iTunes)
“You Hear Georgia”, Blackberry Smoke (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums from A Day To Remember, Kings Of Leon and Zara Larsson are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 29, 2021

NMF: now higher and stronger.

Whether you’re sad in Scandinavia or astounded in Australasia, New Music Friday is here and providing you some great albums from Celeste, Seeb and Weezer, as well as top tracks from Clean Bandit, Mike Posner and Selena Gomez. Okay, humans, start your listening:

Notable albums out this week: Arlo Parks‘s Collapsed In Sunbeams (iTunes), Celeste‘s Not Your Muse (iTunes), Cody Fry‘s Pictures Of Mountains (iTunes), Logan Mize‘s Still That Kid (iTunes), Seeb‘s Sad In Scandinavia (iTunes), The Killers‘s Imploding The Mirage (Deluxe) (iTunes), Weezer‘s OK Human (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Jack Kays‘s Mixed Emotions (iTunes), Jake Hoot‘s Love Out Of Time (iTunes), PRETTYMUCH‘s Smackables (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Agoraphobic”, CORPSE (iTunes)
“All I Need”, Verzache (iTunes)
“All Too Well”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“All You Ever Wanted”, Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“American Mood”, JoJo (iTunes)
“At My Worst”, P!nk Sweat$ featuring Kehlani (iTunes)
“Baila Conmigo”, Selena Gomez & Rauw Alejandro (iTunes)
“Birdy Birdy Woof Woof”, Peppa Pig (iTunes)
“Bop”, CJ (iTunes)
“Broken”, Jonah Kagen (iTunes)
“Canary Islands”, Goth Babe (iTunes)
“Change Ur Mind”, Sarcastic Sounds featuring Claire Rosinkranz & Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Close To You”, Brando (iTunes)
“Cruel World”, Emlyn (iTunes)
“Cry Over Boys”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Did You Call Me Last Night”, Ben Laine (iTunes)
“Eloise”, Peter McPoland (iTunes)
“Every Part”, Hux featuring Karen Hardy (iTunes)
“Fahrenheit”, John Splithoff (iTunes)
“Fix Urself!”, JPEGMAFIA (iTunes)
“Fly Away (Jonas Blue Remix)”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“Future Ex”, Abigail Barlow (iTunes)
“FYO”, MICHELLE (iTunes)
“Girlfriend”, Rebecca Black (iTunes)
“Good Time”, Niko Moon featuring Shaggy (iTunes)
“Higher”, Clean Bandit featuring Iann Dior (iTunes)
“Holy Water”, Lil Mosey (iTunes)
“IDWK”, 347Aidan & Kenny Beats (iTunes)
“Itsy Bitsy”, Lyn Lapid (iTunes)
“Last Resort (Reloaded)”, Papa Roach & Jeris Johnson (iTunes)
“Little Bit Of Love (Acoustic)”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Little Booties Matter”, Wes Period (iTunes)
“Live Forever”, Almost Monday (iTunes)
“Loco”, Anitta (iTunes)
“Lonely & Pathetic”, LØLØ (iTunes)
“Loved Us More”, Munn (iTunes)
“Lucky”, Nasty Cherry (iTunes)
“Mean To Me”, Devin Kennedy & Caroline Kole (iTunes)
“Momma Always Told Me”, Mike Posner featuring Yung Bae & Stanaj (iTunes)
“Money Dance”, LunchMoney Lewis (iTunes)
“My Head & My Heart (Kastra Remix)”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Night Of Our Lives”, Kaidro featuring Lucas Marx (iTunes)
“Only A Matter Of Time”, Joshua Bassett (iTunes)
“Pass Me By”, Peter Fenn (iTunes)
“Powerless”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Retrospect”, Trent Dabbs (iTunes)
“Sex With Me”, Tramp Stamps (iTunes)
“Sharpener’s Calling Me Again”, Cavetown featuring Kina (iTunes)
“She’s Mine”, Lauren Weintraub (iTunes)
“Slide”, Chase Atlantic (iTunes)
“Sorry”, Alan Walker featuring ISÁK (iTunes)
“Space Girl”, Frances Forever featuring Chloe Moriondo (iTunes)
“Step By Step”, Brandon Davis (iTunes)
“Stronger”, Sam Feldt featuring Kesha (iTunes)
“The Hardest Part”, Bre Kennedy & Hadley Kennary (iTunes)
“True Crime (Stripped)”, DREAMERS (iTunes)
“Victorious”, Sam Tinnesz & Burnboy (iTunes)
“Vintage”, Blu DeTiger (iTunes)
“Waving At Cars”, Isac Elliot (iTunes)
“When I Don’t Have You”, Idarose (iTunes)
“Wish You Were Here”, JT Roach (iTunes)
“You”, Benny Blanco, Marshmello & Vance Joy (iTunes)

Next week, albums and EPs by the Foo Fighters and Jeremy Zucker/Chelsea Cutler are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 22, 2019

Champions of the chart world.

If you want something hot to play, we suggest looking at our updated release schedule. After all, there’s plenty of great music to discover from both new and established acts. These albums and singles hit stores this Friday:

COLDPLAY – Everyday Life (iTunes)
Features: “Orphans”, a top five song on the Alternative radio chart

JASON ALDEAN – 9 (iTunes)
Features: “We Back”, a top 20 song on the Country radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Beck‘s Hyperspace (iTunes), Bing Crosby & London Symphony Orchestra‘s Bing At Christmas (iTunes), Davido‘s A Good Time (iTunes), Delaney Jane‘s Dirty Pretty Things (iTunes), Hannah Diamond‘s Reflections (iTunes), Labrinth‘s Imagination & The Misfit Kid (iTunes), Leonard Cohen‘s Thanks For The Dance (iTunes), Lewis Capaldi‘s Divinely Uninspired To a Hellish Extent (Extended) (iTunes), Nina Nesbitt‘s The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change & The Flowers Will Fall (iTunes), Robbie Williams‘s The Christmas Present (Deluxe) (iTunes), Rod Stewart & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra‘s You’re In My Heart (iTunes), Scarypoolparty‘s Exit Form (iTunes), Tinashe‘s Songs For You (iTunes), Trippie Redd‘s A Love Letter To You 4 (iTunes), X Lovers‘s Virgin (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Billy Lockett‘s Reset (iTunes), Des Rocs‘s Martyr Parade (iTunes), Emily Burns‘s My Town (iTunes), Grace VanderWaal‘s Letters: Volume 1 (iTunes), Nasty Cherry‘s Season 1 (iTunes), Phangs‘s A Flash_ (iTunes), PRETTYMUCH‘s INTL (iTunes), Ruelle‘s Exodus (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“(It Wouldn’t Be) Christmas Without You”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“Aliens”, The Griswolds (iTunes)
“Bad News Baby”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Be Okay”, Jordan Fisher (iTunes)
“Be Yours”, Deepend (iTunes)
“By Your Side”, Crystal Fighters featuring Dagny (iTunes)
“Can’t Explain It”, Chika featuring Charlie Wilson (iTunes)
“Can’t Fight This Feeling”, Bastille (iTunes)
“Chewing Cotton Wool”, The Japanese House (iTunes)
“Christmas In The Country” and “The Christmas Song”, Thomas Rhett (iTunes)
“Close Your Eyes”, Felix Jaehn & VIZE featuring Miss Li (iTunes)
“Consider Me Yours”, MKTO (iTunes)
“Crying My Eyes Out”, Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Die Young (Oliver Nelson Remix)”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Dirty Dirty”, Smokepurpp featuring Lil Skies (iTunes)
“Doin’ Too Much”, SAYGRACE (iTunes)
“Don’t Start Now (Dom Dolla Remix)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Evergreen”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“Fall On Me”, A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera (iTunes)
“Flying So Far”, Tyde Levi (iTunes)
“Future Pain”, Vanessa Carlton (iTunes)
“Hallelujah”, HAIM (iTunes)
“Here To Love (#FightRacism)”, Lenny Kravitz (iTunes)
“Home Tonight” and “In A Hurry”, Paul McCartney (iTunes)
“I Choose You”, Adam Melchor (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Get Wise”, The Who (iTunes)
“I’m Fine”, Spencer Barnett (iTunes)
“If That’s Alright”, Dylan Dunlap (iTunes)
“Jackboot Jump (Live)”, Hozier (iTunes)
“Leading The Pack”, Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Loneliest Time Of Year”, Mabel (iTunes)
“Love You For A Long Time”, Maggie Rogers (iTunes)
“Make It To Heaven”, David Guetta, MORTEN & Raye (iTunes)
“Massacre, The New American Dream”, Palaye Royale (iTunes)
“Million Ways (Tobtok Remix)”, HRVY (iTunes)
“Money Diamonds Roses”, Lolo Zouaï (iTunes)
“My Own Dance”, Kesha (iTunes)
“Never Be Another Like You”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Not Around”, Zac Pajak (iTunes)
“On & On”, Alok & Dynoro (iTunes)
“One I’ve Been Missing”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“Own It”, Stormzy featuring Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy (iTunes)
“Popular Monster”, Falling In Reverse (iTunes)
“Same Love”, Prince Fox (iTunes)
“Shut Up And Kiss Me”, Echosmith (iTunes)
“Side Effects”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Silent Night (Christmas Is Coming)”, Sting & Shaggy (iTunes)
“Sinning With You”, Sam Hunt (iTunes)
“Something Real”, Summer Walker featuring London On Da Track & Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Stay”, Alt Bloom (iTunes)
“Stay”, Gracie Abrams (iTunes)
“Stay” and The Wrong Ones”, JC Stewart (iTunes)
“Still Fighting For It”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“Straight To Hell”, Ozzy Osbourne (iTunes)
“Sunday Morning”, Mitch James (iTunes)
“Tapestry”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“Tears Of Gold”, Faouzia (iTunes)
“Teenage Heartbreak”, Yuna featuring MadeinTYO & MIYAVI (iTunes)
“The Chain”, Evanescence (iTunes)
“Then There Were Two”, Mark Ronson & Anderson .Paak (iTunes)
“Time Machine”, Alicia Keys (iTunes)
“Unfaithful”, Dennis Lloyd (iTunes)
“Unstoppable”, AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“What I Do…”, Taylor Janzen (iTunes)
“You & I (Acoustic)”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Youth”, Swim Mountain (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums like the Jagged Little Pill soundtrack and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 24, 2019

One super set for the weekend.

The upcoming long weekend means that you may need a long playlist of music for the car ride or flight to wherever you’re headed. For your consideration, here are the top new albums and singles hitting the market:

NCT 127 – WE ARE SUPERHUMAN – The 4th Mini Album (EP) (iTunes)
Features: “Highway To Heaven”, an instant grat release from the set

YG – 4Real (iTunes)
Features: “Go Loko”, a collaboration with Jon Z and Tyga that ranks in the top 30 on the Rhythmic chart

Notable albums out this week: Billy Ray Cyrus‘s The SnakeDoctor Circus (iTunes), Justin Townes Earle‘s The Saint Of Lost Causes (iTunes), Mavis Staples‘s We Get By (iTunes), Morrissey‘s California Sun (iTunes), Pronoun‘s I’ll Show You Stronger (iTunes), Sting‘s My Songs (iTunes), Stray Cats‘s 40 (iTunes), Aladdin (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Rocketman (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Jai Waetford‘s Figure It Out (iTunes), Middle Kids‘s New Songs For Old Problems (iTunes), Orla Gartland‘s Why Am I Like This? (iTunes), PRETTYMUCH‘s Phases (iTunes), Sam Feldt‘s Magnets (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Boy On A Phone”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)
“About You”, FLETCHER (iTunes)
“All I Do Is Cry”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“American Love”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Beautiful”, The Avener featuring Bipolar Sunshine (iTunes)
“Blue On Blue”, Just Loud (iTunes)
“Beware The Dog (Chilled AF Remix)”, The Griswolds (iTunes)
“Carolina Lorelei”, Illiterate Light (iTunes)
“Close My Eyes”, Hey Violet (iTunes)
“Cross Me”, Ed Sheeran featuring Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock (iTunes)
“Dried Blood”, Corey Harper (iTunes)
“Easier”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
“Extraordinary Being”, Emeli Sandé (iTunes)
“Giant Baby”, The Flaming Lips featuring Mick Jones (iTunes)
“Holy Roller”, Cyn (iTunes)
“I Can Do Better”, LOVA (iTunes)
“Inside Out”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Just Friends”, Virginia To Vegas (iTunes)
“Laura’s Song”, Milow (iTunes)
“Like I Love You”, Theresa Rex (iTunes)
“Lips Don’t Lie”, Ally Brooke featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Live Wire”, Sheryl Crow featuring Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples (iTunes)
“Love Me When It Hurts”, Vesperteen (iTunes)
“Next To You (Part II)”, Becky G & Digital Farm Animals featuring Rvssian & Davido (iTunes)
“Not OK”, Kygo & Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Obsessed (Tiësto Remix)”, Dynoro & Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“One Touch”, Jess Glynne & Jax Jones (iTunes)
“Out Of Your Body”, Andreas Moe (iTunes)
“Parents”, Yungblud (iTunes)
“Purple Emoji”, Ty Dolla $ign featuring J. Cole (iTunes)
“Querer Mejor”, Juanes featuring Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Record Collection”, Kaiser Chiefs (iTunes)
“Sing It With Me (Acoustic)”, JP Cooper featuring Astrid S (iTunes)
“So Am I (Analog Acoustic)”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Stay”, The Score (iTunes)
“Summer Lover (EMBRZ Remix)”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“The End”, XYLØ (iTunes)
“The First One”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Two Of Us (Acoustic)”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Vacation”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Who’s”, Jacquees (iTunes)
“Wild”, UNSECRET x Suton (iTunes)
“Wish You Well”, Sigala & Becky Hill (iTunes)
“WYA”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“You’re So Last Summer”, Delaney Jane (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Kirk Franklin, Thomas Rhett and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 26, 2018)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. It’s the last chart update for August already! Where’s the time gone? While we try to figure out the answer to that one, check out this week’s hottest hits on the latest report:

FAREWELL TO “YOU”: As we return to the “Songs That Never Seem To Go Away” department, “Girls Like You” from Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B continues its run at #1 on the Top 40 chart for the fifth week. It’s the act’s longest run at #1 here since 2012, when “One More Night” collected eight weeks at the top between September and November of that year. “Girls” also has an enormous lead atop the Hot AC chart in its fourth week at the summit, more than 1,200 spins over the song in the runner-up position. However, the Top 40 list will finally see a new #1 next week, as the tune that’s been docked at #2 for four consecutive weeks, “Better Now” by Post Malone, makes it ascent to the top. Behind him, it’ll be a wild fall of potential #1 songs, so stay tuned!

“HIGH” EXPECTATIONS: It’s a nice week for collaborations making the top 40, as the newest releases by Logic featuring Ryan TedderTyga featuring Offset and Calvin Harris & Sam Smith all enter the region at the Top 40 format. For Harris and Smith, their single “Promises” bypasses the top 50 and goes straight into the top 40 at #40, becoming Harris’s 18th and Smith’s tenth single to make it this high. Additionally, Weezer scores their first top 40 hit since 2005 with their remake of Toto‘s “Africa”, rising 46-39.

Leading a parade of three top 50 debuts this week, Marshmello x Bastille‘s “Happier” is new at #41, about two dozen spins shy of the top 40. Though the latter group’s had some solid success on the Alternative radio chart, they’ve only managed to place two songs in the top 40 at this format: 2014’s “Pompeii”, which spent two weeks at #3 that March, and 2016’s “Good Grief”, which just reached #38 that November. Additionally, Panic! At The Disco‘s “High Hopes” (#47) and PRETTYMUCH‘s “Summer On You” (#49) are welcomed to the top 50; the former group is headed towards their fourth top 40 song here, while the latter group is hunting for their second such entry. Will they make it before the summer comes to a close? We’re pretty much unsure, but never say never, as it could surprise.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 20, 2018

The Cole wide world is listening.

As the second weekend of Coachella gets closer, make the most of this massive musical madness before you reach the festival. Here are the albums and singles you need to check out on digital services and in stores this Friday:

J. COLE – KOD (iTunes)
With his first album since 4 Your Eyez Only, which topped the Billboard 200 in December 2016, the popular hip-hop performer should get his fifth #1 title next week, with a very healthy boost from streaming-equivalent units. No radio single has been announced as of yet, but its cuts should receive quite a few spins at Rhythmic and Urban radio over the weekend, as well as plenty of playlist love.

Notable albums out this week: A Perfect Circle‘s Eat The Elephant (iTunes), Ashley Monroe‘s Sparrow (iTunes), Bishop Briggs‘s Church Of Scars (iTunes), Black Stone Cherry‘s Family Tree (iTunes), Brothers Osborne‘s Port Saint Joe (iTunes), Donovan Woods‘s Both Ways (iTunes), Kimbra‘s Primal Heart (iTunes), Lord Huron‘s Vide Noir (iTunes), Sting & Shaggy‘s 44/876 (iTunes), Stryper‘s God Damn Evil (iTunes), Upchurch‘s Creeker (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Bad Wolves‘s False Flags, Vol. 2 (iTunes), PRETTYMUCH‘s PRETTYMUCH (iTunes), Sasha Sloan‘s Sad Girl (iTunes), Seeb’s Nice To Meet You (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2002”, Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Alone (Calvin Harris Remix)”, Halsey featuring Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Basement”, Russ & Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Best Friend”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie featuring Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Better Off”, Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Better Off Alone”, Ryan Pulford (iTunes)
“Beyond”, Leon Bridges (iTunes)
“Can’t Do It Alone”, Peter Wise & Tiger Darrow (iTunes)
“Chasing Fire (Robin Schulz Remix)”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Control”, Lemaitre with Jerry Folk (iTunes)
“End Of Time”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Familiar”, Liam Payne & J Balvin (iTunes)
“Fix Me Up”, Matthew Young (iTunes)
“Game Over”, Martin Garrix & LOOPERS (iTunes)
“Good Boys”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Hair Too Long”, The Vamps (iTunes)
“Hands On Me”, BURNS featuring Maluma & Rae Sremmurd (iTunes)
“I Like That”, Janelle Monáe (iTunes)
“I Love You (All The Way)”, Luke Elliot (iTunes)
“Let Her Go”, Family Of The Year (iTunes)
“Little Victories”, Malia Civetz (iTunes)
“Lovely”, Billie Eilish & Khalid (iTunes)
“LY4L”, Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
“Mind Eraser”, CRUISR (iTunes)
“Need You Right Now”, HEDEGAARD featuring Hayley Warner (iTunes)
“Nightclub Love”, Matt Maltese (iTunes)
“No Tears Left To Cry”, Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“One”, VHS Collection (iTunes)
“OTW”, Khalid, 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Over You (Acoustic)”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“Palace”, Cam (iTunes)
“Perdido”, Poo Bear & J Balvin (iTunes)
“Pink Lemonade (Acoustic)”, James Bay (iTunes)
“Push And Pull”, Hey Monea (iTunes)
“Queendom”, AURORA (iTunes)
“Rule The World”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“Sin Pijama”, Becky G & Natti Natasha (iTunes)
“Somebody”, The Chainsmokers featuring Drew Love (iTunes)
“Something True”, Jon Lemmon (iTunes)
“Stay With Me”, Jack & Jack (iTunes)
“Tip Pon It”, Sean Paul & Major Lazer (iTunes)
“Too Fat”, Sage The Gemini featuring Trina (iTunes)
“Trust Fund Baby (Acoustic)”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Two Shots (Acoustic)”, Goody Grace (iTunes)
“When I Grow Up”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Who’s Up”, LunchMoney Lewis (iTunes)
“Winnebago”, Gryffin featuring Quinn XCII & Daniel Wilson (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Janelle Monáe, Post Malone 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: October 8, 2017

“Look” again, kids.

40. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage
39. Julia Michaels – Worst In Me
38. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody
37. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over | HIGHEST DEBUT

30. Scott Helman – PDA (38)
25. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
14. Walk The Moon – One Foot (21)

10. PRETTYMUCH – Would You Mind (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (09) | PEAK: #09
08. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (05) | PEAK: #02
07. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – New Rules (06) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Kesha – Praying (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. The Script – Rain (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wrabel – The Village (1)
2. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (4)
3. Paramore – Fake Happy (2)
4. Delta Rae – No Peace In Quiet (10)
5. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (7)
6. Harry Styles – Kiwi (-)
7. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (8)
8. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (-)
9. New Politics – Color Green (-)
10. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (-)

In The Mix:
Cody Fry – Nobody But You
Fastball – Best Friend (new)
Loote – Out Of My Head
Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill – Dear Hate (new)
Olivia Holt – Generous (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut makes for an interesting footnote in the history of Adam’s Top 40. The single “Don’t Dream It’s Over” originally went to #3 on R&R in April 1987 for Crowded House, and it’s now charted as a cover twice on my chart. In 2003, it spent three weeks at #1 that March and April for Sixpence None The Richer, which also reached the top ten on Hot AC radio. Now, The Head And The Heart brings it back, coming in at #37 this week. It has some minor Triple A thus far, but I’m hoping for the best.
  • Singer and songwriter Noah Kahan had his chart debut earlier this year, going as high as #5 in May with “Young Blood”. He’s had a few single releases since then, but his second to be serviced to the Triple A format is “Hurt Somebody”, which is new at #38 on my chart this week. Kahan is currently opening for The Strumbellas, who spent three weeks at #2 in May of last year with “Spirits”.
  • With the third single off her “mini-album” called Nervous System, which was released in July, Julia Michaels leaps onto the countdown at #39 with “Worst In Me”. Of course, her biggest of the three tracks to date is “Issues”, which spent a week at the top in April. The song finds itself just below the top 40 on the Hot AC chart, with some minor Top 40 airplay coming in for it as well.
  • Finally, at #40, is a performer that ruled the pop chart in the 80’s with hits like “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Love Is A Battlefield”. Pat Benatar now has her first entry on my chart with “Dancing Through The Wreckage”, featured in a new documentary called Served Like A Girl. It recently reached the top 30 on the AC chart, buoyed by airplay from Delilah.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 17, 2017)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. The only Rocket Man you’ll be hearing from on this Top 40 recap is Elton John, a true president of pop. Otherwise, log off Twitter now and again, please? Here are some of the top songs from this week’s published chart:

THE PUTH HURTS: Though it’s starting to bleed spins, with larger losses likely coming, Charlie Puth‘s “Attention” manages to hold onto #1 for a fourth consecutive week. This ties the run for his only other chart-topper to date, “See You Again”, a four-week #1 in 2015 for Wiz Khalifa that featured Puth. VoiceNotes, which is likely to feature “Attention”, is due sometime later this year. That single also climbs from 3-2 on this week’s Hot AC chart and 12-11 at Rhythmic radio, though it’s down a notch (14-15) on the AC list.

Next week is looking good for Niall Horan to advance to #1 with “Slow Hands”, which rises a notch to #2 in its 19th week. His first solo album, Flicker, is out October 20, and features “Slow”, previous single “This Town” (#12, 1/8 and 2/12/17) and new single “Too Much To Ask”. Should it actually occur, Horan will become the second member of One Direction to hit #1 on the pop radio survey with a solo effort, following ZAYN‘s two-week run last year (4/24-5/1/16) with “Pillowtalk”. Stay tuned to see if it happens!

THE “LOVE” PARADE: One might call the top 40 chart a dream academy, but what is this, 1986? Not quite. Still, this week’s list might look like a chart out of 1986, with five tunes breaking into the top 40. Kelly Clarkson‘s “Love So Soft” leads the pack, new at #35. It’s the first single from her forthcoming album Meaning Of Life, and it’s her 21st top 40 hit at the format since 2002. At #37, a newcomer named Blackbear is up from #42 last week with “Do Re Mi”. Born Matthew Musto, the Florida performer hit the top 20 on the album chart earlier this year with Digital Druglord. He’s also one half of the duo Mansionz, along with Mike Posner.

Two other newcomers find themselves in the region this week: new quintet PRETTYMUCH, rising 41-38 with “Would You Mind”, and hot rapper Cardi B, up 45-39 with “Bodak Yellow”. The Simon Cowell-affiliated boy band recently premiered a music video for their debut single, while the New York performer is prepping for the release of her debut album, due sometime next month. The last of the five entries, soaring from 50-40 in its second week on the chart, is “Havana” by Camila Cabello. The track, featuring rapper  Young Thug, is the fifth top 40 solo hit for Cabello, who previously recorded with Fifth Harmony.

READY, SET, “GO”: Just in case you thought all that top 40 action wasn’t enough, there are another three debuts in the top 50 on this week’s published chart. Imagine Dragons will be trying for their seventh top 40 hit at the format with another big Alternative smash, “Thunder”, making its entry at #43. It’s the follow-up to “Believer”, which recently peaked at #3. The popular group has four top ten hits to date, including the one-week #1 “Demons” from December 2013. Two spots below “Thunder”, at #45, is a release that credits four artists, split evenly between main and featured spots: Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line & Watt with “Let Me Go”. That crediting doesn’t achieve any sort of record, but it doesn’t make things any easier! Two of the artists in the mix, Steinfeld and the country duo, have one top ten hit each to date at the format.

The only other debut in this week’s top 50 is the first tune to chart in nearly three years for Fergie, coming in at #49 with the Nicki Minaj-assisted “You Already Know”. It’s the latest single from her new studio album, Double Dutchess, out on Friday. In November 2014, “L.A.LOVE (la la)” spent two weeks at #19, which is also featured on the set.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 29, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday 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: guess who swiftly took the Most Added spot? I’ll give you one guess. She’s dominating once again, and we’re here to talk about it, so let’s go:

DON’T “LOOK” NOW, BUT…: Well, if you didn’t see this one coming, you might be living under a rock. Otherwise, please send your congratulations to superstar Taylor Swift, who clears all 187 stations on the Top 40 panel in one week with “Look What You Made Me Do”. After shattering Spotify and YouTube records, she also has the record for the largest amount of adds in one week on any given Top 40 adds report during the PPW era, which began in April 1994, per the Radio & Records methodology change. (That 187 number was surpassed over 20 times before the charts used reported/monitored spin data.) Swift’s hot release is also the Most Added title this week at three additional U.S. formats: AC (16 adds), Hot AC (92 adds) and Rhythmic (32 adds). Up north, her tune is the Most Added song at the Hot AC (19 adds) and Top 40 (30 adds) radio formats in Canada. With over 380 stations reporting it as an add across North America, it’s a sure bet that this smash will continue to dominate the charts.

1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Look What You Made Me Do” (Big Machine/Republic)
2. JUSTIN BIEBER & BLOODPOP, “Friends” (GENPOP/Def Jam/Republic)
3. HALSEY, “Bad At Love” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
4. PORTUGAL. THE MAN, “Feel It Still” (Atlantic)
5. DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (Warner Bros.)
6. PRETTYMUCH, “Would You Mind” (Syco/Columbia)
7-T. BLACKBEAR, “Do Re Mi” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
7-T. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Why” (Hollywood)
9. THE SCRIPT, “Rain” (Columbia)
10-T. LOGIC featuring ALESSIA CARA & KHALID, “1-800-273-8255” (Def Jam)
10-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Younger Now” (RCA)
10-T. P!NK, “What About Us” (RCA)
10-T. WHY DON’T WE, “Something Different” (Atlantic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 22, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday 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: a big battle between six impacting tracks occurred, but in the end, Justin Bieber and BloodPop, as well as Halsey, emerged victorious with their hot singles. So, grab some “Friends” and show “Love” to this week’s Add Lib mania, why don’t you?

THAT’S WHAT “FRIENDS” IS FOR: Keep smiling, all you Beliebers, because Justin Bieber and BloodPop keep shining on this week’s adds report. “Friends” starts with 137 stations in its first frame, taking the Most Added title by far. The single marks the artist debut of the latter performer, a writer and/or producer three chart hits since 2015, one for Bieber and two for Lady Gaga. It remains to be seen when or if Bieber fatigue will develop at the format, given that he’s ranked with three collaborations since April, but the strong start for “Friends” is definitely a positive sign that the hits are going to keep on coming. No word on a new album for either artist as of yet, but that could soon change, especially as we head toward the start of the fourth quarter.

LOOKING FOR A NEW “LOVE”: You don’t have to look very far to find Halsey‘s “Bad At Love” in a budding relationship with the Top 40 panel this week, picking up 57 new stations (the second Most Added single) during its official impact. How romantic! It comes shortly after “Now Or Never” reached #3 at the format. “Bad” is the second radio release from Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart earlier this year, and will officially become her fifth top 40 hit in the coming days.

1. JUSTIN BIEBER & BLOODPOP, “Friends” (GENPOP/Def Jam/Republic)
2. HALSEY, “Bad At Love” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
3. P!NK,
“What About Us” (RCA)
DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (Warner Bros.)
PORTUGAL. THE MAN, “Feel It Still” (Atlantic)
PRETTYMUCH, “Would You Mind” (Syco/Columbia)
7. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Why” (Hollywood)
MILEY CYRUS, “Younger Now” (RCA)
BLACKBEAR, “Do Re Mi” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
“Two Ghosts” (Columbia)

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