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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 31, 2020

A futuristic New Music Friday.

Are you in love with the future of music? Good news: New Music Friday is here! Check out the week’s top releases, including notable albums and EPs from Brandy, Dominic Fike and Rascal Flatts, as well as the latest singles from Ava Max, Billie Eilish and Sam Smith. It’s another loaded week, so listen away:

Notable albums out this week: Alanis Morissette‘s Such Pretty Forks In The Road (iTunes), Beyoncé‘s The Lion King: The Gift (Deluxe) (iTunes), Brandy‘s B7 (iTunes), Chris Tomlin‘s & Friends (iTunes), City Morgue‘s Toxic Boogaloo (iTunes), Cory Asbury‘s To Love A Fool (iTunes), Dominic Fike‘s What Could Possibly Go Wrong (iTunes), Ella Vos‘s Turbulence (iTunes), Fontaines D.C.‘s A Hero’s Death (iTunes), Mabel‘s High Expectations… Stripped (iTunes), Mike Shinoda‘s Dropped Frames, Vol. 2 (iTunes), Phoebe Ryan‘s How It Used To Feel (iTunes), The Coronas‘s True Love Waits (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Anna Sofia‘s Broken Perfection (iTunes), BabyJake‘s Don’t Give Me Problems, Give Me Wine (iTunes), Ben Hobbs‘s Better Weather (iTunes), Lost Frequencies‘s Cup Of Beats (iTunes), Lulise‘s Even With No Makeup On (iTunes), Paige‘s Always Growing (iTunes), Rascal Flatts‘s How They Remember You (iTunes), Somegirlnamedanna‘s Twenty One, Twenty Two (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1:45AM”, No Rome featuring Bearface (iTunes)
“80’s”, Prettyboyshav (iTunes)
“Alcohol”, Holy Molly (iTunes)
“Always”, Keshi (iTunes)
“Antibodies (Do You Have The)”, Nicholas Braun (iTunes)
“Anything For You”, Ledisi & PJ Morton (iTunes)
“Bad Mother Trucker”, Eric Church (iTunes)
“Banks”, NEEDTOBREATHE (iTunes)
“Bigger”, Stan Walker (iTunes)
“Black Eyes Blue”, Corey Taylor (iTunes)
“Bodies”, The Knocks & MUNA (iTunes)
“Body (Acoustic)”, Jordan Suaste (iTunes)
“Bon Iver”, MXMToon (iTunes)
“Bottle Rocket”, Jimi Somewhere (iTunes)
“Buzz Cut”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“By Any Means”, Jorja Smith (iTunes)
“Cardigan (Cabin In Candlelight Version)”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Careless”, Ella Eyre (iTunes)
“Caught In The Middle”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Charlie Patton Highway (Turn It Up, Pt. 1)”, Robert Plant (iTunes)
“Cherry Flavoured”, The Neighbourhood (iTunes)
“Club Zero”, The Go-Go’s (iTunes)
“Concrete”, Ben Kessler (iTunes)
“Coolest Girl”, That Brunette (iTunes)
“Cry”, Gryffin & John Martin (iTunes)
“Crying Over You”, The Band CAMINO & Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Damage Is Done”, Y2K featuring JoJo (iTunes)
“Damnboy”, Almondmilkhunni (iTunes)
“Dance”, Toni Braxton (iTunes)
“Difficult”, Amy Allen (iTunes)
“Don’t Blink”, Fancy Hagood (iTunes)
“Don’t Wanna Know”, Suriel Hess (iTunes)
“Doors Unlocked”, Murda Beatz featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Polo G (iTunes)
“Douha (Mali Mali)”, Disclosure featuring Fatoumata Diawara (iTunes)
“Empty”, Chloe Robertson (iTunes)
“Fake Plastic Trees”, Holly Humberstone (iTunes)
“Faking Love”, Tommee Profitt featuring Jung Youth & NAWAS (iTunes)
“Fool’s Love Affair”, Randy Travis (iTunes)
“For A Second”, Michael Schulte (iTunes)
“Forever”, Travis Barker featuring Run The Jewels (iTunes)
“Get On My Wave”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Goofy”, MishCatt (iTunes)
“Happiness”, McFly (iTunes)
“Hard 2 Forget”, VINCINT (iTunes)
“Hatin’ Somebody”, Brothers Osborne (iTunes)
“Hawái”, Maluma (iTunes)
“Hero (Piano Version)”, Weezer (iTunes)
“I Should Probably Go To Bed”, Dan + Shay (iTunes)
“Idol”, Hollywood Undead featuring Tech N9ne (iTunes)
“In And Out Of Love”, Melanie C (iTunes)
“Is Your Bedroom Ceiling Bored?”, Sody & Cavetown (iTunes)
“It’s All So Incredibly Loud”, Glass Animals (iTunes)
“Jewellery And Gold”, James Chatburn (iTunes)
“Just Because I Can”, Lissie (iTunes)
“Khaos x4”, Poppy (iTunes)
“LA Who Am I To Love You”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Lazy Love”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Leftover Love”, Lucas Estrada & Pawl featuring Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Let There Be Love”, Ananya (Birla) (iTunes)
“Lie For You”, Snakehips & Jess Glynne featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Davido (iTunes)
“Lies”, GASHI (iTunes)
“Life Goes On”, Bryce Vine (iTunes)
“Live Out Your Love”, Kem featuring Toni Braxton (iTunes)
“Make Me Feel”, Skip Marley featuring Rick Ross & Ari Lennox (iTunes)
“Married In Vegas”, The Vamps (iTunes)
“Me And You”, Cold Hart & Lil Peep (iTunes)
“Monte Carlo”, Hux (iTunes)
“Move Ya Hips”, A$AP Ferg featuring Nicki Minaj & MadeinTYO (iTunes)
“My Future”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“My Oasis”, Sam Smith featuring Burna Boy (iTunes)
“Narrow Road”, NLE Choppa featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“No Dribble”, DaBaby & Stunna 4 Vegas (iTunes)
“Obsessed”, Claudia Valentina (iTunes)
“Only A Dream”, Zella Day (iTunes)
“Party Girl”, R3HAB (iTunes)
“Riptide”, Grandson (iTunes)
“Running Outta Love”, Jacob Collier featuring Tori Kelly (iTunes)
“Say It Again”, Griff (iTunes)
“Somebody”, Hurts (iTunes)
“Something Of Myself”, Peter Fenn (iTunes)
“Somewhere”, Surf Mesa featuring Gus Dapperton (iTunes)
“Space Truckin'”, Ace Frehley (iTunes)
“The Dark”, SYML (iTunes)
“The Feelings Tend To Stay The Same”, Curtis Waters (iTunes)
“The Usual”, Sam Fischer (iTunes)
“Torn”, KOLIDESCOPES (iTunes)
“Unbreakable”, BUNT. featuring Clarence Coffee Jr. (iTunes)
“Unsolvable”, Nicklas Sahl (iTunes)
“Used To Be”, Goody Grace (iTunes)
“Waking Up The Neighbors”, Bahari (iTunes)
“We Are Chaos”, Marilyn Manson (iTunes)
“Weird Leisure”, Biffy Clyro (iTunes)
“What You Gonna Do???”, Bastille featuring Graham Coxon (iTunes)
“Who’s Laughing Now?”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Whole New Mess”, Angel Olsen (iTunes)
“Woman”, Lola Young (iTunes)
“Wrong”, Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“You And Islands”, Zac Brown Band (iTunes)

Next week, the latest sets from Glass Animals and Luke Bryan 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 May 19, 2017

Parkin’ in the top lot.

Another awesome May weekend is upon us, and the weather, much like the music, is getting hotter and hotter. Take a dip inside this pool of pop, rock, country and more, as we serve up the action on this week’s notable releases:

LINKIN PARK – One More Light (iTunes)
This California band is out with their seventh studio album, and while it’s not the next Hybrid Theory, one could theorize that it is a strong contender for the top slot on next week’s Billboard 200 listing. It’s led by a polarizing first single, “Heavy”, featuring faceless favorite Kiiara. It tanked at the Alternative format, but it remains in the top 20 at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio. We shall see how the album performs soon.

RASCAL FLATTS – Back To Us (iTunes)
The 11th studio album from this enduring trio follows a seasonal album from last fall, which reached the top ten on the Country list. This set is also led by an interesting single, “Yours If You Want It”, which has struggled with a sluggish run (at least, for a lead single by the group) up the Country airplay chart. However, their fan base is strong enough to lead the band to another solid debut.

More albums out this week: A R I Z O N A‘s Gallery (iTunes), Fastball‘s Step Into The Light (iTunes), Missio‘s Loner (iTunes), MisterWives‘s Connect The Dots (iTunes), Papa Roach‘s Crooked Teeth (iTunes), Snoop Dogg‘s Neva Left (iTunes), Dirty Dancing (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: David Archuleta‘s Orion (iTunes), Jasmine Thompson‘s Wonderland (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Around The World”, Mura Masa featuring Desiigner (iTunes)
“Automatic”, Mondo Cozmo (iTunes)
“Baby Who”, The Aces (iTunes)
“Bad Liar”, Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“Bones”, Dotan (iTunes)
“California Numb”, Cloves (iTunes)
“Can’t Believe”, Kranium featuring Ty Dolla $ign & WizKid (iTunes)
“Castle On The Hill (Seeb Remix)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“Crying In The Club”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Dead”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“Death Wish”, Terror Jr (iTunes)
“Dig Down”, Muse (iTunes)
“Dime”, Rachel Crow (iTunes)
“Girlhood”, The Preatures (iTunes)
“Hands”, Mike Perry featuring The Vamps and Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Heavy”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Higher”, Lemaitre featuring Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Hold On (Deepend Remix)”, Chord Overstreet (iTunes)
“I Like Me Better”, Lauv (iTunes)
“I Need You”, Win And Woo x Bryce Fox (iTunes)
“Light Us Up”, Matrix & Futurebound featuring Calum Scott (iTunes)
“No Love For The Wild”, HAERTS (iTunes)
“No Vacancy”, OneRepublic featuring Sebastian Yatra (iTunes)
“OK”, Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt (iTunes)
“Party’s Over”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Passport Home (Deepend Remix)”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Shape Of You”, EZA (iTunes)
“Stay Another Night”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“Strip That Down”, Liam Payne featuring Quavo (iTunes)
“Switch”, Iggy Azalea featuring Anitta (iTunes)
“The Line”, RAYE (iTunes)
“The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)”, Bebe Rexha featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Tired”, Alan Walker featuring Gavin James (iTunes)

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 14, 2006

The “Wonder” of 2006.

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 eleven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 14, 2006…

Debuts:
40. STACIE ORRICO, “I’m Not Missing You”
23. PET SHOP BOYS, “I’m With Stupid”

Biggest Mover(s):
NERINA PALLOT, “Everybody’s Gone To War” (28-17, eleven spots)

10. RASCAL FLATTS, “What Hurts The Most” (steady, third week)
Album: Me And My Gang (2006, Lyric Street Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (down 3)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

08. BON JOVI featuring JENNIFER NETTLES, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?” (up 1)
Album: Have A Nice Day (2005, Island Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. JEWEL, “Again And Again” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Goodbye Alice In Wonderland (2006, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for five weeks

06. JAMES BLUNT, “Wisemen” (down 1)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. KEANE, “Is It Any Wonder?” (up 3)
Album: Under The Iron Sea (2006, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. DANIEL POWTER, “Lie To Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

03. ROB THOMAS, “Ever The Same” (steady, second week)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. BO BICE, “The Real Thing” (steady, second week)
Album: The Real Thing (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (steady, second week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

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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This Is Gonna “Hurt”: Harmful, But Charmful Hot AC Hits

The pain of pop music.

The pain of pop music.

Just below the top 40 on Hot AC radio, and heading for adds at the top of the year, is “Let’s Hurt Tonight” by OneRepublic. It has the potential to be the band’s biggest hit from their Oh My My era, and as the third single from this album, it would follow a similar pattern that the guys have been involved in for several cycles now. (Remember how “Counting Stars” was the biggest song from the album Native, and “Good Life” was the biggest from Waking Up?) You can also find an alternate mix of the song on the soundtrack to Collateral Beauty, the Will Smith film that hasn’t had such a beautiful run at the box office.

At the band’s core format, there have been a number of hurtful hits over the years. In fact, if (more like when) this track breaks into the top 40 next year, it would be the third year in a row that “hurt”, or a variation of the word, was included in a charting song. This year brought us a lot of it, so let’s hope that in 2017, it’s just a function of song theme and not in the news every second. Check them all out below:

(Stats taken from: Radio & Records – April 1994 to August 2006, Mediabase 24/7 – August 2006 to current)

“Tell Me Where It Hurts”, Kathy Troccoli (#23, 1994)
Prior to the creation of the Hot AC listing in April, this performer’s “Everything Changes” hit the top ten on both Pop and AC radio.

“Why Does It Hurt So Bad”, Whitney Houston (#23, 1996)
Houston’s final (and least successful) release from the Waiting To Exhale soundtrack had a solid top ten charting on the AC survey.

“Hurt By Love”, BoDeans (#27, 1997)
From “Closer To Free” to farther from charting, the Wisconsin band wouldn’t release another album until 2004. No songs charted.

“What Hurts The Most”, Rascal Flatts (#10, 2006)
In a year dominated by Nickelback and The Fray, this country trio scored at several formats with their biggest crossover hit to date.

“Hurt”, Christina Aguilera (#14, 2007)
Aguilera’s Back To Basics era wasn’t nearly as big with Hot AC programmers, but this did manage to outpeak “Ain’t No Other Man”.

“Hurtful”, Erik Hassle (#31, 2010)
This song peaked at #8 on my chart, and I’m still disappointed that it didn’t have a true U.S. breakout. Hassle is now signed to RCA.

“This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”, Maroon 5 (#7, 2015)
For an act that’s had plenty of big hits, this one came and went very quickly, largely due to overwhelmingly negative research. Ouch.

“Hurts”, Emeli Sandé (#31, 2016)
Sandé’s single recently peaked at #2 on my chart. Sadly, both this song and album tanked. I’m hopeful that the era will turn around.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 4, 2006

"See" these past chart hits and more.

“See” these past chart hits and more.

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 4, 2006…

Debuts:
39. GIN BLOSSOMS, “Learning The Hard Way”
34. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Ain’t No Other Man”

Biggest Mover(s):
TAYLOR HICKS, “Do I Make You Proud?” (39-29, thirteen spots)

10. JAMES BLUNT, “Wisemen” (down 2)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

09. KT TUNSTALL, “Suddenly I See” (up 1)
Album: Eye To The Telescope (2006, Virgin Records)
Peak: #8

08. NICKELBACK, “Savin’ Me” (up 1)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #7

07. BON JOVI featuring JENNIFER NETTLES, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?” (steady, second week)
Album: Have A Nice Day (2005, Island Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. RASCAL FLATTS, “What Hurts The Most” (steady, second week)
Album: Me And My Gang (2006, Lyric Street Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. KEANE, “Is It Any Wonder?” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Under The Iron Sea (2006, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. ROB THOMAS, “Ever The Same” (steady, third week)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. BO BICE, “The Real Thing” (steady, third week)
Album: The Real Thing (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. DANIEL POWTER, “Lie To Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

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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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (May 13)

They have a "Fever" for big sales.

They have a “Fever” for big sales.

April showers bring May flowers and the garden of new releases this week is looking a lot healthier thanks to some Q2 stars with new music. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of May 13:

  • Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney are doing their thing once again as The Black Keys with their fifth full-length release for Nonesuch Records, Turn Blue. Their last album, El Camino, sold over 200,000 copies in its first week during the holiday music rush in 2011. Can their newest effort do the same kind of numbers? With a #1 song at Alternative radio in “Fever”, that total will definitely be up there. (iTunes)
  • Nearly five years after his passing, the public has shown that interest is still present for unreleased material from the legendary Michael Jackson. His second posthumous compilation, titled Xscape, hits shelves this week. First single “Love Never Felt So Good”, which comes in both a solo version and as a duet with Justin Timberlake, is floating around the top ten on iTunes. Look for it to be in the top 2 next week with a chance at #1. (iTunes)
  • Due for a top 5 debut on the Billboard 200 is another album from Country trio Rascal Flatts. Their ninth effort is Rewind, and the title track is rising up the charts. Their numbers have dwindled over the years, but this should be pretty close to a six figure start. (iTunes)
  • Released a day early to a #1 debut on iTunes Albums survey, Chromeo‘s White Women is in stores now. It’s the duo’s first album since 2010. The lead single from it is “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”, which is currently gaining airplay in both the U.S. and Canada. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Blondie‘s Blondie 4(0)-Ever: Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux / Ghosts of Download (iTunes), Dolly Parton‘s Blue Smoke (iTunes), Down‘s Down IV, Pt. II (iTunes), Little Dragon‘s Nabuma Rubberband (iTunes), Sturgill Simpson‘s Metamodern Sounds In Country Music (iTunes), Tori Amos‘s Unrepentant Geraldines (iTunes), the original Broadway soundtrack to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (iTunes) and a various artists compilation, One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album (iTunes).

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

  • “All I Ever Need”, a digital single from Austin Mahone. (iTunes)
  • “Real Girls Eat Cake”, a single from online comedy group The Janoskians. (iTunes)

Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories is looking at a spooky sales frame ahead, but how will it do against Brantley Gilbert‘s Just As I Am and Phillip Phillips‘s Behind The Light? A full preview is coming in seven!

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