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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 22, 2020

Raining on the competition’s parade.

We’re dedicated to providing you with the best music from this week’s new release schedule, including new albums from Carly Rae Jepsen and The 1975 and big singles from Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Lady Gaga, Sia and more. New Music Friday is raining down hits:

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – 6-Pack (EP) (iTunes)
Features: “I Love My Country”, a current top 20 entry on the Country radio chart

THE 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form (iTunes)
Features: “Me & You Together Song”, a recent top 20 entry on the Alternative chart

Notable albums out this week: Ben Platt‘s Sing To Me Instead (Deluxe) (iTunes), Carly Rae Jepsen‘s Dedicated (Side B) (iTunes), Craig Morgan‘s God, Family, Country (iTunes), David Archuleta‘s Therapy Sessions (iTunes), Russ‘s Shake The Snow Globe (Deluxe) (iTunes), The Airborne Toxic Event‘s Hollywood Park (iTunes), Tove Lo‘s Sunshine Kitty (Paw Prints Edition) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Breland‘s Breland (iTunes), Dagny‘s Strangers/Lovers (Side A) (iTunes), Isabela Merced‘s The Better Half Of Me (iTunes), John-Robert‘s Bailey Barely Knew Me (iTunes), Tomorrow x Together‘s The Dream Chapter: Eternity (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Angels & Demons”, Jxdn (iTunes)
“Anyone But Her”, Cian Ducrot (iTunes)
“Be Me”, VINCINT (iTunes)
“Be Okay”, R3HAB & HRVY (iTunes)
“Better Days”, OneRepublic featuring KHEA (iTunes)
“Black And White (Stripped)”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Break My Heart (Jax Jones Remix)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Can’t Fight”, Lianne La Havas (iTunes)
“Don’t Stop”, Cobi (iTunes)
“Don’t Wanna”, HAIM (iTunes)
“Dreaming”, Green Day (iTunes)
“Driverless Cars”, Will Joseph Cook (iTunes)
“Empty Love”, Gracey & Ruel (iTunes)
“Energy”, Disclosure (iTunes)
“Fade To Black”, Corey Harper (iTunes)
“Falling In”, Inhaler (iTunes)
“Find Yourself”, Thunder Jackson (iTunes)
“Friends”, Jesse McCartney (iTunes)
“Give It Up”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“Green Eyes”, Will McCarry (iTunes)
“Hickory Dickory Dock”, Fredo (iTunes)
“How We Care”, Ben Hobbs (iTunes)
“I Am King”, Nasty Cherry (iTunes)
“I Don’t Really Like Your Boyfriend”, Avenue Beat (iTunes)
“I Need You To Hate Me”, JC Stewart (iTunes)
“I See You”, Phoebe Bridgers (iTunes)
“I Wanna Go Outside”, Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“In Your Eyes (Remix)”, The Weeknd featuring Doja Cat (iTunes)
“Insecurities”, Chris Wallace (iTunes)
“Karma”, Tipling Rock (iTunes)
“Lamb’s Wool”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Leap Of Faith”, Christopher (iTunes)
“Like U Do (Clear Eyes Remix)”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
“London In The Spring (Acoustic)”, Passenger (iTunes)
“Long Sleeves”, Gracie Abrams (iTunes)
“Love Not Loving You”, Foxes (iTunes)
“MadHappySad”, BabyJake (iTunes)
“Melt”, Twin XL (iTunes)
“Naïve”, Gia Woods (iTunes)
“Need It”, Migos featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again (iTunes)
“New Best Friend”, Neon Trees (iTunes)
“No Chorus Pt. 12”, BlocBoy JB & Tay Keith (iTunes)
“Nobody Like You”, Louis The Child & Vera Blue (iTunes)
“Nobody Likes Moving On”, SHY Martin (iTunes)
“On The Line”, San Cisco (iTunes)
“Open Up”, Umi (iTunes)
“Over You”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Overused”, Clara Mae featuring Gnash (iTunes)
“Pillow”, Wolf (iTunes)
“Power”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“Prospect”, Iann Dior featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Rabbit Hole”, Jake Bugg (iTunes)
“Rain On Me”, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Rescue Dog”, Train (iTunes)
“Rise Up”, Just Sam (iTunes)
“Rope”, Guccihighwaters (iTunes)
“Serpentine Prison”, Matt Berninger (iTunes)
“Slow Down (P2J Remix)”, Skip Marley & H.E.R. featuring DaVido & Oxlade (iTunes)
“So We Won’t Forget”, Khruangbin (iTunes)
“Strike”, Call Me Loop (iTunes)
“Surrender (Martin Jensen Remix)”, Natalie Taylor (iTunes)
“The Bottom (Let’s Eat Grandma Rework)”, Michelle (iTunes)
“The Truth”, Kygo & Valerie Broussard (iTunes)
“This Is What I Live For”, Blue October (iTunes)
“Together”, Sia (iTunes)
“Too Much”, Ro James featuring Miguel (iTunes)
“Two Of Us”, Alice Chater (iTunes)
“Until We Meet Again”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“Used To Love Me”, Kandi featuring Todrick Hall & Precious (iTunes)
“Welcome To My Mind”, Spencer Barnett (iTunes)
“What It Is”, KYLE (iTunes)
“Wunna”, Gunna (iTunes)
“You Should Probably Just Hang Up”, Nightly (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Lady Gaga and The Killers 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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 16, 2020)

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 long weekend isn’t stopping some great action on the pop airwaves, including plenty of debuts and a return at #1. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

NEW WEEK, OLD POST: Post Malone‘s giant hit “Circles” isn’t budging from its spot in the top three on the pop survey, where the song has planted itself since early November. Rebounding from 2-1, this is its seventh nonconsecutive week at the top. The track also holds at #2 on this week’s Hot AC chart, as it continues to try and capture the top spot there.

With their 13th top 40 hit at the format, Sam Smith debuts at #37 with the title cut from his album To Die For. The tune lands just below the top 40 at the Hot AC format, but should easily reach the region by next weekend’s update. Niall Horan also enters in the top 40 with his seventh solo hit outside of One Direction, “No Judgement”. It starts at #39. “No” is the follow-up to “Nice To Meet Ya”, a title which returns to the top 40 thanks to the Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj collaboration of the same name. It climbs from 44-40, marking Trainor’s 14th top 40 single to date and Minaj’s 39th on the pop airwaves.

This week’s top 50 debut action is led by DaBaby‘s recent Rhythmic and Urban radio smash “Bop”, which checks in at #46. Minaj’s collaboration with chart newcomer Karol G, “Tusa”, starts at #47. The bilingual song, which has charted well across Latin America, is likely to do well in the States with an updated version that’s predominantly sung in English. Another pair of collaborations land in the #48 and #49 positions, as Future and Drake‘s “Life Is Good” and Russ and Bia‘s “Best On Earth” enter the region. Lastly, the fifth new track in the top 50 comes from Madison Beer, who narrowly sneaks in at #50 with “Good In Goodbye”. “Life” and “Best” haven’t officially gone for adds at the format, but the other three debuts impacted on Tuesday.

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

Ahead of the Super Bowl, it’s a touchdown for top albums from Kesha, Lil Wayne, Meghan Trainor and Russ, as well as new singles from Dua Lipa, Madison Beer, Taylor Swift and more. Are you ready to root for your favorite musical team? Let the games begin:

K. MICHELLE – All Monsters Are Human (iTunes)
Features: “The Rain”, a current top ten single on the Urban AC chart

LIL WAYNE – Funeral (iTunes)
Features: the title cut and “Wild Dogs”, as previewed on his social media pages

RUSS – Shake The Snow Globe (iTunes)
Features: “Best On Earth”, a current top ten single on the Rhythmic and Urban charts

THEORY OF A DEADMAN – Say Nothing (iTunes)
Features: “History Of Violence”, a current top five single on the Active Rock chart

Notable albums out this week: Blossoms‘s Foolish Loving Places (iTunes), Kesha‘s High Road (iTunes), Louis Tomlinson‘s Walls (iTunes), Meghan Trainor‘s Treat Myself (iTunes), Yo Gotti‘s Untrapped (iTunes), Youngr‘s Memories (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Gorillaz‘s Song Machine, Ep. 1 (iTunes), Joseph‘s Trio Sessions: Vol. 1 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Addicted To The Sunshine”, Lime Cordiale (iTunes)
“Anyone”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Back To It”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Beautiful Faces”, Declan McKenna (iTunes)
“Blue Jeans”, Jubel (iTunes)
“Catatonia”, The Amity Affliction (iTunes)
“Creep”, Yuna (iTunes)
“Devil I Know”, Allie X (iTunes)
“Diva”, The Kid Laroi featuring Lil Tecca (iTunes)
“Don’t Break Me”, Montaigne (iTunes)
“Don’t Mind”, Louis The Child (iTunes)
“Don’t Want You Back”, Wallaby featuring Lucas Marx (iTunes)
“Down For You”, Cosmo’s Midnight & Ruel (iTunes)
“Dream About You”, Charlotte Sands (iTunes)
“Get Me”, Justin Bieber featuring Kehlani (iTunes)
“Get Your Wish”, Porter Robinson (iTunes)
“Good Enough”, Noak Hellsing (iTunes)
“Good In Goodbye”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“Gone Again”, Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
“Heartless”, Diplo featuring Julia Michaels & Morgan Wallen (iTunes)
“Holywater”, Volumes (iTunes)
“Honest”, San Holo featuring Broods (iTunes)
“Hot Girl Bummer”, Our Last Night (iTunes)
“Hungry”, Gia Woods (iTunes)
“Hurt By You”, Donna Missal (iTunes)
“I Just Fell In Love With My Ex”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Keep Me Up”, Michael Schulte (iTunes)
“Leave It Alone”, Hayley Williams (iTunes)
“Letter To Nipsey”, Meek Mill featuring Roddy Ricch (iTunes)
“Lemonade”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Loneliness For Love”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Love Me Hard”, Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“Lucky”, Fleur East (iTunes)
“Mambo”, Nikki Vianna (iTunes)
“Maybe”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“M.O.”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“Mostly Mine”, Lucas Estrada featuring Kyan Palmer (iTunes)
“Nightmare”, Nothing,Nowhere. (iTunes)
“No Drama”, Two Friends (iTunes)
“No Service In The Hills”, Cheat Codes featuring Trippie Redd, Blackbear & Princess Rosie (iTunes)
“Not Coming Home Tonight”, Shiah Maisel (iTunes)
“Only The Young”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Our Love”, Incubus (iTunes)
“Perico”, Snow Tha Product (iTunes)
“Physical”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Retrograde”, Zac Pajak (iTunes)
“Rodeo”, Lil Nas X & Nas (iTunes)
“Say It Now”, Joe Sugg (iTunes)
“Sway With Me”, Saweetie & Galxara (iTunes)
“Swimming Pool”, Eliza & The Delusionals (iTunes)
“Told You So”, Mike Perry featuring Orange Villa (iTunes)
“Value”, A$AP Ferg (iTunes)
“Wasted Summer”, Teamwork, Loote & John K (iTunes)
“We Are Love”, Don Diablo (iTunes)
“When Was The Last Time?”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Yellow Hearts”, Ant Saunders featuring Audrey Mika (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums and EPs from Green Day, JP Saxe and Richard Marx, as well as the Birds Of Prey soundtrack, are among the major titles 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 5, 2017

Looking for “Room” at the top.

It’s a logical fight between a traveller and a logician this week, as two big releases attempt to steal the #1 spot away from Kendrick Lamar‘s hot set. Can one of them pull it off? Here’s all the action from this week’s schedule:

CHRIS STAPLETON – From A Room: Volume 1 (iTunes)
Stapleton’s sophomore album follows 2015’s Traveller, which garnered universal acclaim and a number of awards. It also ranked at #4 on the list of 2016’s best-selling albums here in the States. Lead single “Either Way”, which wasn’t released prior to the album in an unusual move, impacts at Country radio on Monday. It’s pretty clear that this will be a contender for #1, but it’ll have to compete with…

LOGIC – Everybody (iTunes)
The third studio album for this Maryland rapper is also looking at a notable first week, thanks to a lot of positive buzz and a nice list of collaborators. Of course, his first two albums reached the top five in the last few years, but his following continues to expand. “1-800-273-8255”, both the radio single and the number for the Suicide Prevention Hotline, is headed to the Rhythmic format.

More albums out this week: Blondie‘s Pollinator (iTunes), Day Wave‘s The Days We Had (iTunes), Diana Krall‘s Turn Up The Quiet (iTunes), Goodbye June‘s Magic Valley (iTunes), LP‘s Lost On You (iTunes), Mac DeMarco‘s This Old Dog (iTunes), Patti LaBelle‘s Bel Hommage (iTunes), Russ‘s There’s Really A Wolf (iTunes), Ruth B.‘s Safe Haven (iTunes), The Head And The Heart‘s Stinson Beach Sessions (iTunes), Vinyl Theatre‘s Origami (iTunes), Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years Of The Story (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 62 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: James Hersey‘s Pages (iTunes), Kita Alexander‘s Hotel (iTunes), Sigrid‘s Don’t Kill My Vibe (iTunes), Tim Chadwick‘s Early Days (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Falls Down”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“Bring It Back”, Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Bout You”, VÉRITÉ (iTunes)
“Call The Police” / “American Dream”, LCD Soundsystem (iTunes)
“Caramel”, Terror Jr (iTunes)
“Dear Ana (Acoustic)”, Matthew Koma (iTunes)
“Despacito (Major Lazer & MOSKA Remix)”, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (iTunes)
“Do You Think About Me”, Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Driver”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Electric Touch (Ayokay Remix)”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“Eyes Closed”, Halsey (iTunes)
“Eyes Closed”, Tyga (iTunes)
“Fair-Weather Friend”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“Got A Little Drunk”, Madcon (iTunes)
“High Without Your Love”, Loote (iTunes)
“Hunter”, Galantis (iTunes)
“Hurt By You”, Emily Warren (iTunes)
“Issues (Alan Walker Remix)”, Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Killing Time”, Serena Ryder (iTunes)
“Mama”, Jonas Blue featuring William Singe (iTunes)
“Moonlight”, Dan Owen (iTunes)
“On The Charts”, DREAMCAR (iTunes)
“Perfect Color”, SafetySuit (iTunes)
“SHE”, Isac Elliot (iTunes)
“Sink”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Slow Hands”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Sundays”, Tom Prior (iTunes)
“Sweet Creature”, Harry Styles (iTunes)
“Tears Gone Bad”, Mr. Probz (iTunes)
“The Breakup”, LANY (iTunes)
“Told You So”, Paramore (iTunes)
“Want You Back”, Haim (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Harry Styles, Zac Brown Band and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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