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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 15, 2017

Fightin’ for the top.

Are you ready for another exciting week of new music? Rock bands lead the charge, but there’s plenty of pop and R&B in the mix as well. Here are the notable albums and singles out now:

FOO FIGHTERS – Concrete And Gold (iTunes)
Featuring “Run” and “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”, the former reaching #1 on the Active Rock survey, the new album from these rock giants should be in the running for #1 on next week’s Billboard 200. The group last debuted atop the album chart in 2011.

More albums out this week: Galantis‘s The Aviary (iTunes), Michael McDonald‘s Wide Open (iTunes), Musiq Soulchild‘s Feel The Real (iTunes), Prophets Of Rage‘s Prophets Of Rage (iTunes), Quinn XCII‘s The Story Of Us (iTunes), Ringo Starr‘s Give More Love (iTunes), Superfruit‘s Future Friends (iTunes), The Lone Bellow‘s Walk Into A Storm (iTunes), Wyclef Jean‘s Carnival III: The Fall And Rise Of A Refugee (iTunes), Yusuf/Cat Stevens‘s The Laughing Apple (iTunes), This Is Us (Music From The Series) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Cobi‘s Songs From The Ashes, Pt. 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Alone”, Jessie Ware (iTunes)
“Bones”, Kenzie Nimmo (iTunes)
“Build A Fire After Dark”, Union Moon (iTunes)
“Color”, Carly Pearce (iTunes)
“Deadwood”, Toni Braxton (iTunes)
“Dear World”, Echosmith (iTunes)
“Do It”, Rae Morris (iTunes)
“Does It Feel Like Falling”, Alex Aiono featuring Trinidad Cardona (iTunes)
“Fall Into Me”, Jamie Lawson (iTunes)
“Find You”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“Firefly”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Heartline”, Craig David (iTunes)
“Hole In The Weather”, David Gray (iTunes)
“Homemade Dynamite (Remix)”, Lorde featuring Khalid, Post Malone and SZA (iTunes)
“Hurt Somebody”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Hurts Good”, R5 (iTunes)
“I Believe In Us”, LÉON (iTunes)
“If I Dare”, Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
“Imperfection”, Evanescence (iTunes)
“In My Way”, MUNA (iTunes)
“It Was A Very Good Year” and “Luck Be A Lady”, Seal (iTunes)
“Kaleidoscope”, Donkeyboy (iTunes)
“Madeline”, New Politics (iTunes)
“Misbehaving”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“Mistakes”, Tove Styrke (iTunes)
“Momma’s Prayers”, JP Cooper featuring Stormzy (iTunes)
“Nostalgia”, NAO (iTunes)
“Nothing”, The Rasmus (iTunes)
“Opalite”, Martin Luke Brown (iTunes)
“Party Animal”, Charly Black & Luis Fonsi (iTunes)
“Radio”, Mohombi (iTunes)
“Rainbow”, Sia (iTunes)
“Raincheck”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Ride The Wave”, Cosmos & Creature (iTunes)
“rockstar”, Post Malone featuring 21 Savage (iTunes)
“Saint (Tigertown Remix)”, VÉRITÉ (iTunes)
“She Don’t Know Me (Wookie Remix)”, Mullally (iTunes)
“So Much More Than This”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Some Kind Of Love”, The Killers (iTunes)
“STFU & Hold Me (Acoustic)”, Liz Huett (iTunes)
“Temptation”, Leo Kalyan (iTunes)
“The Gate”, Björk (iTunes)
“The Last Of The Real Ones”, Fall Out Boy (iTunes)
“The Spectre”, Alan Walker (iTunes)
“Think About That”, Jessie J (iTunes)
“Too Much To Ask”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“We Got Something They Don’t”, Shania Twain (iTunes)
“You’re The Best Thing About Me (Kygo Remix)”, U2 (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Chris Janson, Fergie, Macklemore, The Killers and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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The Big Picture: A Snapshot Of Timeless Titles

Taking a survey selfie.

Taking a survey selfie.

Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has been burning up the pop radio chart in the last year with three top ten hits in a row, like his recent #1 titled “Thinking Out Loud”, which spent a week at the top back in March. His latest single, “Photograph”, is now firmly in the top 20 on the CHR chart, which will likely become official on Sunday night. Interestingly enough, this means that this title has now placed in the top 20 at the format in four decades, a pretty impressive feat given all the titles that enter at any time. It’s not the only one to have accomplished this rare occurrence, however; there are, at least, two others from the data that I’ve been able to sift through. So, grab your camera and look at this through the chart lens, starting with the latest combination:

(Statistics are based on the combined archives of Radio & Records and Mediabase.)

“Photograph”, Ringo Starr (#1 for three weeks, November 1973)
Though not Starr’s first solo hit, it was his first of six (and the biggest of them) to reach R&R’s airplay survey during the 1970’s.

“Photograph”, Def Leppard (#16, April-May 1983)
This group from Sheffield debuted during what was dubbed the Rock 40 era. Their final CHR hit was “Promises” (#33) in 1999.

“Photograph”, Nickelback (#3, November 2005)
Love them or hate them, the four rockers from Alberta had many big singles, including this leadoff from All The Right Reasons.

“Photograph”, Ed Sheeran (#20 +, June 2015)
Of course, Sheeran’s fourth single from X is still bulleted and bound to go further up the CHR listing. It is also top 15 at Hot AC.

So, what other titles were able to land four top 20 entries in four decades? For starters, these two…

“HOLD ON”
70’s: “Hold On” by Ian Gomm (#16, October 1979)
80’s: “Hold On” by Santana (#8, October 1982)
90’s: “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips (#3, June 1990) /  “Hold On” by En Vogue (#11, July 1990) / “Hold On” by Jamie Walters (#4, April 1995)
00’s: “Hold On” by Good Charlotte (#16, February 2004)

“LET’S GO”
70’s: “Let’s Go” by The Cars (#8, August 1979)
80’s: “Let’s Go!” by Wang Chung (#5, March 1987)
00’s: “Let’s Go” by Trick Daddy featuring Twista and Lil Jon (#11, December 2004)
10’s: “Let’s Go” by Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo (#6, August 2012)

There are a few other titles that have landed four top 40 entries in four decades or four top 20 entries with the aid of a Hot 100 peak, like “Angel”, “Dreams”, “Happy”, “Hey Baby”, “Love Song”, “Stay”, “Without You”, etc. With that said, one of these could come back when we least expect it and alter the list above. We’ll see. In the meantime, if I’ve missed a song title or you just want to chat about the charts, comment below or click on the “Get Social!” tab above to find PGTC on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks!

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