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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 25, 2022

Love sux, but these releases don’t.

Take a bite of these top titles for New Music Friday, including the new albums from Avril Lavigne, Gang Of Youths and Tears For Fears and singles from Florence + The Machine, Kygo and ROSALÍA

Notable albums out this week: Avril Lavigne‘s Love Sux (Stream), Central Cee‘s 23 (Stream), Conway The Machine‘s God Don’t Make Mistakes (Stream), Dreamer Isioma‘s Goodnight Dreamer (Stream), EARTHGANG‘s Ghetto Gods (Stream), Gang Of Youths‘s Angel In Realtime (Stream), Kodak Black‘s Back For Everything (Stream), Lo Moon‘s A Modern Life (Stream), Robert Glasper‘s Black Radio III (Stream), Tears For Fears‘s The Tipping Point (Stream), Unghetto Mathieu‘s Happy Trap (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Ber‘s And I’m Still Thinking About That (Stream), Blessing Offor‘s Brighter Days (Stream), Goth Babe‘s Santa Catalina (Stream), Rachel Bochner‘s Twenty Something (Stream), Salem Ilese‘s Unsponsored Content (Stream), Teddy Robb‘s Get Away With It (Stream), Weston Estate‘s Maggie Valley (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“2 Seater”, Tiana Major9 featuring Smino (Stream)
“7 Minutes”, Rossi (Stream)
“Aftermath Of You”, Sarah Barrios (Stream)
“Ahhh Ha”, Lil Durk (Stream)
“Back To Us”, Two Another (Stream)
“Back Words”, Jon Langston (Stream)
“BBYCakes”, Mura Masa featuring Lil Uzi Vert, PinkPantheress & Shygirl (Stream)
“Becoming All Alone”, Regina Spektor (Stream)
“Beds Are Burning”, AWOLNATION featuring Tim Mcllrath (of Rise Against) (Stream)
“Better Off Without Me”, Kyle Hume (Stream)
“Call Me Your Ex”, Kieran Ivy (Stream)
“Charger”, JVKE & Chillpill (Stream)
“Chicken Teriyaki”, ROSALÍA (Stream)
“Come Around”, Peter McPoland (Stream)
“Damage (Collateral)”, Caleb Hearn & Haywood (Stream)
“Dancing Feet”, Kygo featuring DNCE (Stream)
“Dancing Slow”, Jewel featuring Train (Stream)
“Dark Bird”, Jake Wesley Rogers (Stream)
“Dawn To Dusk”, 24kGoldn & LAY (Stream)
“Dead To Me”, Chloe Adams (Stream)
“Do It To It (Tiësto Remix)”, ACRAZE featuring Cherish (Stream)
“Don’t Keep Me Waiting”, SIDEPIECE (Stream)
“Don’t Trip”, Justus Bennetts & GAYLE (Stream)
“Doppelgänger”, Joshua Bassett (Stream)
“Dying On The Inside”, Nessa Barrett (Stream)
“Earthquake”, Jasiah featuring Jxdn (Stream)
“Every Bottle (Is My Boyfriend)”, CMAT (Stream)
“Fake It”, Tauren Wells featuring Aaron Cole (Stream)
“Fall In Love With A Girl”, Cavetown featuring Beabadoobee (Stream)
“Fckn In Love”, Fefe Dobson (Stream)
“Felices x Siempre”, Maria Becerra (Stream)
“Fool4Love”, Ericdoa (Stream)
“Fortune Favors The Bold”, Joy Oladokun featuring Tim Gent (Stream)
“Four Leaf Dream”, Matilda Mann (Stream)
“Freaky Deaky”, Tyga & Doja Cat (Stream)
“From Austin”, Zach Bryan (Stream)
“Gay 4 Me”, G Flip featuring Lauren Sanderson (Stream)
“Glimpse Of Heaven”, Munn (Stream)
“Go Easy, Kid”, Monica Martin & James Blake (Stream)
“Gone”, Baylee Littrell (Stream)
“Happy Girl”, Jensen McRae (Stream)
“Haunted”, Isabel LaRosa (Stream)
“Heartbreak Szn”, Al Calderon (Stream)
“Highs & Lows”, Jesse Boone (Stream)
“Holding Back”, BANKS (Stream)
“I Know You Hate Me”, Midwxst (Stream)
“I Like”, Rubi Rose (Stream)
“King”, Florence + The Machine (Stream)
“Last Week”, Chloe Lilac (Stream)
“Layover”, Rêve (Stream)
“Like You’re God”, Mehro (Stream)
“Little Story”, Kehlani (Stream)
“Loose”, Grace Ives (Stream)
“Lose My Mind”, James Arthur featuring Josh Franceschi (Stream)
“Love You More”, Ashley Kutcher (Stream)
“Magic”, Jillian Jacqueline (Stream)
“Moderation”, Lilyisthatyou (Stream)
“Monday Morning”, Cece Coakley (Stream)
“My Name (In Your Mouth)”, John Harvie (Stream)
“Nintendo”, JXN & Reyanna Maria (Stream)
“No Woman Is An Island”, Rae Morris (Stream)
“Notion (Acoustic)”, The Rare Occasions (Stream)
“NYC”, BabySantana (Stream)
“Ode To NYC”, Blossoms (Stream)
“On The Hill”, Wylder (Stream)
“PBC”, Flo Milli (Stream)
“Photograph”, JT Roach (Stream)
“Pink Champagne”, Abby Roberts (Stream)
“Profile”, Kinrose (Stream)
“Put Your Hands On My ____”, R3HAB & Saucy Santana (Stream)
“Ready Set”, Joey Valence & Brae (Stream)
“Reckless Driving”, Lizzy McAlpine featuring Ben Kessler (Stream)
“Redlight”, Swedish House Mafia & Sting (Stream)
“Renegade”, Zayde Wølf (Stream)
“Run”, Becky Hill & Galantis (Stream)
“Scuba Diving”, Mooski (Stream)
“Seen”, DEZI (Stream)
“Sensitive Subject”, Grey Zeigler (Stream)
“Sex Magik”, Bloc Party (Stream)
“Sexual”, TELYKast (Stream)
“Shadow Of Mine”, Alec Benjamin (Stream)
“Simply The Best”, Billianne (Stream)
“Slim Waist”, Erica Banks (Stream)
“S.O.A.G.”, Layto (Stream)
“Somebody Else”, Ruelle (Stream)
“Sorry”, Josie Dunne & Phil Good (Stream)
“Space Man”, Sam Ryder (Stream)
“Take A Walk”, Judah & The Lion (Stream)
“Tears ’06”, Jimi Somewhere (Stream)
“The Curse”, FRENSHIP (Stream)
“The Story”, Jana Kramer (Stream)
“Thunder Fever”, The Vaccines (Stream)
“Wait”, Troye Sivan & Gordi (Stream)
“Waiting For A Lifetime (2.0 Remix)”, John Newman (Stream)
“West Coast”, OneRepublic (Stream)
“What Should I Do?”, Budjerah (Stream)
“Who Do You Love”, ARTY featuring Rozzi (Stream)
“You Make Me Feel”, Delanie Leclerc (Stream)
“Zuckerpunch”, The Snuts (Stream)

Next week, new albums from Diplo and Sueco are the largest 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 21, 2021

Sour sweetens the schedule.

New Music Friday has a license to drive you to the streaming platforms for plenty of big releases, including top albums from Blake Shelton, Olivia Rodrigo and Twenty One Pilots and singles from Anne-Marie, BTS and Little Mix. Now, can somebody pass the butter and the bops?

Notable albums out this week: 42 Dugg‘s Free Dem Boyz (iTunes), Audrey Nuna‘s A Liquid Breakfast (iTunes), Ayron Jones‘s Child Of The State (iTunes), Blake Shelton‘s Body Language (iTunes), Cloves‘s Nightmare On Elmfield Road (iTunes), Dayglow‘s Harmony House (iTunes), Duncan Laurence‘s Small Town Boy (Deluxe) (iTunes), Gary Numan‘s Intruder (iTunes), Lord Huron‘s Long Lost (iTunes), Mat Kearney‘s January Flower (iTunes), Olivia Rodrigo‘s Sour (iTunes), P!nk‘s All I Know So Far: Setlist (iTunes), Sara Bareilles‘s Amidst The Chaos: Live From The Hollywood Bowl (iTunes), Sinead Harnett‘s Ready Is Always Too Late (iTunes), Slenderbodies‘s Are We? (iTunes), SpotemGottem‘s Most Wanted (iTunes), Tai Verdes‘s TV (iTunes), Twenty One Pilots‘s Scaled And Icy (iTunes), Waterparks‘s Greatest Hits (iTunes), Young M.A‘s Off The Yak (iTunes), Yung Baby Tate‘s After The Rain (Deluxe) (iTunes), Zara Larsson‘s Poster Girl (Summer) (iTunes), Cruella (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Alexander Ludwig‘s Alexander Ludwig (iTunes), Counting Crows‘s Butter Miracle Suite One (iTunes), Gary LeVox‘s One On One (iTunes), Jordan Davis‘s Buy Dirt (iTunes), Maisie Peters‘s Trying: Season 2 (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Oliver Malcolm‘s Are You Living In The Real World? (iTunes), Ross Copperman‘s Somewhere There’s A Light On (iTunes), Salem Ilese‘s (L)only Child (iTunes), Teddy Swims‘s Unlearning (iTunes), The Tragically Hip‘s Saskadelphia (iTunes), Zoe Wees‘s Golden Wings (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“10-4”, Sam Williams (iTunes)
“24 Hours”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie featuring Lil Durk (iTunes)
“24 Hours”, Agnes (iTunes)
“Ain’t Over You”, Aaron Taos & Hadji Gaviota (iTunes)
“Airplane Mode”, Hayd (iTunes)
“All Me”, Boys World (iTunes)
“Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land”, MARINA (iTunes)
“Avalon”, $uicideboy$ (iTunes)
“Back Then, Right Now”, Tenille Arts (iTunes)
“Back Together”, Amorphous & Kehlani (iTunes)
“Bad Tattoo”, Lola Young (iTunes)
“Belle”, Cast Of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (iTunes)
“Blue Banisters”, “Text Book” and “Wildflower Wildfire”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Blurry”, HARDY (iTunes)
“Bongo Cha Cha Cha”, Goodboys (iTunes)
“Butter”, BTS (iTunes)
“Clay Pigeon”, Binki (iTunes)
“Coke Nose”, Caspr (iTunes)
“Complicated”, Steve Aoki & Yves V featuring Ryan Caraveo (iTunes)
“Cream Shirt”, Hauskey (iTunes)
“Die Fast”, Ruth B. (iTunes)
“Different Kinds Of Light”, Jade Bird (iTunes)
“Don’t Blame It On Love”, Yuna featuring Pink Sweat$ (iTunes)
“Don’t Lose Sight”, Lawrence (iTunes)
“Drama Queen”, Delacey (iTunes)
“Drugs”, Anderson East (iTunes)
“Earth In A Lonely Space”, Simply Red (iTunes)
“Either Side”, LOONY (iTunes)
“Elegant Strangers”, Atlas Genius (iTunes)
“Enjoy The Silence”, Fousheé (iTunes)
“Euphoria”, Angels & Airwaves (iTunes)
“Everything Sucks”, Vaultboy (iTunes)
“Fly Away”, Alt Bloom (iTunes)
“Gang Gang”, Polo G & Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Girl From Rio (Remix)”, Anitta featuring DaBaby (iTunes)
“Glass House”, PawPaw Rod (iTunes)
“Gucci Knife”, Carlie Hanson featuring MASN (iTunes)
“Handshakes”, Naliya (iTunes)
“Hate Me”, Layto (iTunes)
“Heartbreak Anthem”, Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix (iTunes)
“Higher Power (ZHU Remix)”, Coldplay (iTunes)
“Hilary”, Ricky Desktop, Bob Sasquatch & Ktlyn (iTunes)
“Hold On”, The Sanctuary (iTunes)
“Hopeful”, Curtis Harding (iTunes)
“Holy Water”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“I Can’t Dance”, Darren Criss (iTunes)
“I Like It”, Eagle-Eye Cherry (iTunes)
“I Wanna Remember”, NEEDTOBREATHE featuring Carrie Underwood (iTunes)
“If I Could”, Charlotte Day Wilson (iTunes)
“I’m Alright”, Aldn (iTunes)
“Into The Fire”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Invisible”, Duran Duran (iTunes)
“Jealousy”, Mike Posner featuring Blackbear (iTunes)
“Jesse’s Apartment”, Will Knox (iTunes)
“Lay It On Me”, Gabe Dixon (iTunes)
“Leave A Light On”, Japanese Wallpaper (iTunes)
“Leave Before You Love Me”, Marshmello x Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“Little While”, Sada Baby featuring Big Sean & Hit-Boy (iTunes)
“Lose My Mind”, DVBBS (iTunes)
“Magazines”, Anson Seabra (iTunes)
“Make It Now”, OMI (iTunes)
“Mammoth”, Mammoth WVH (iTunes)
“Mask”, Dream (iTunes)
“Meet My Shadow”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“Missing Piece”, Vance Joy (iTunes)
“Moves”, Kidd Kenn featuring Rico Nasty (iTunes)
“Mystery”, Matt Maltese (iTunes)
“Never Going Home”, Kungs (iTunes)
“Next Level”, Aespa (iTunes)
“One Voice”, The Crew (iTunes)
“Our Song”, Anne-Marie & Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Panic”, Casey Baer (iTunes)
“Paradise”, James Vincent McMorrow (iTunes)
“Phuck U”, Royal & The Serpent (iTunes)
“Pogo”, AREA21 (iTunes)
“Pollyanna”, Green Day (iTunes)
“Princess Peach”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“R U Joking”, Ravenna Golden (iTunes)
“Range Rover”, Ben Rector featuring Steve Winwood (iTunes)
“Real Life Sux”, Justus Bennetts (iTunes)
“Reign”, Tommee Profitt x Anna Graceman (iTunes)
“Rest”, Alanis Morissette (iTunes)
“Ringtone”, Avery Roberson (iTunes)
“Savage Good Boy”, Japanese Breakfast (iTunes)
“Say Something”, Alexa Cappelli (iTunes)
“Seaside (Demo)”, SEB (iTunes)
“Secrets”, JVKE (iTunes)
“Self Control”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Side Effects”, Sophia Scott (iTunes)
“Sinister”, Mallory Merk (iTunes)
“Smile”, Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Song For The Summer”, Nic D (iTunes)
“Space Ghost Coast To Coast”, Glass Animals & Bree Runway (iTunes)
“Starstruck”, Years & Years and Kylie Minogue (iTunes)
“Starting Now”, Brandy (iTunes)
“Stop Making This Hurt”, Bleachers (iTunes)
“Sucker For You”, Nea (iTunes)
“Sugar Daddy”, The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Summer Nights”, Teddy Failure (iTunes)
“Sun Goes Down”, Lil Nas X (iTunes)
“Sweet Water”, Davina Michelle (iTunes)
“Swing Of Things”, MAY-A (iTunes)
“Taste Of You”, Rezz featuring Dove Cameron (iTunes)
“TGIF”, K.Flay featuring Tom Morello (iTunes)
“The Biggest”, Latto (iTunes)
“The Walls Are Way Too Thin”, Holly Humberstone (iTunes)
“They’ve Closed Down The Honky Tonks”, Miranda Lambert (iTunes)
“Time’s Up”, Sycco (iTunes)
“Too Many Tears”, 88rising & Warren Hue (iTunes)
“Twerkulator”, City Girls (iTunes)
“Under Cover”, Matthew K. Heafy (iTunes)
“Until”, Sad Alex (iTunes)
“Until I Loved You”, Delanie Leclerc (iTunes)
“VBS”, Lucy Dacus (iTunes)
“Vibes”, RMR featuring Tyla Yaweh (iTunes)
“Walls”, Cher (iTunes)
“We Win”, Lil Baby x Kirk Franklin (iTunes)
“Who’s She”, Eloise (iTunes)
“Wolves”, Garbage (iTunes)
“Worth It For The Feeling”, Rebecca Black (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Blackberry Smoke, DMX and The Veronicas 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 (November 8, 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 Top 40 radio panel should be electing a new #1 song later this month, but until then, let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

YOU’RE GOLDN: 24KGoldn and Iann Dior remain very strong at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the third week in a row with “Mood”. The single gained more than 1,100 spins vs. last week and is well over 3,000 spins ahead of the song at #2. The summit will probably be pretty moody again next week, as the collaboration earns a fourth frame at the top.

Ariana Grande earns her 24th top 40 hit at the format with “34+35”, leaping from 45-33. It’s the second single to enter the top 40 from her recent #1 album Positions. Salem Ilese is also on the move with a recent viral TikTok hit “Mad At Disney”, up from 41-40 this week. It’s her first top 40 entry here.

In the top 50, Maluma‘s “Hawái” debuts at #47 on the chart, thanks in part to a new remix that features The Weeknd. Landing at #50, MAX starts on the chart with “Blueberry Eyes”, a collaboration that includes SUGA of the well-known K-pop group BTS. The song can be found on MAX’s album Colour Vision, which was released in September.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 6, 2020)

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: Shawn Mendes has a wonderous start with his new tune “Wonder”, as a number of other new releases marked a wonderful arrival the top ten. Let’s add ’em up:

“WONDER” LANDS: With 166 stations coming in on impact, Shawn Mendes secured a huge first week sum with the title cut off his forthcoming studio album Wonder. Yesterday, the song was the Most Added release at the Hot AC format, taking in 68 stations there. It’s now well into the top 30 on both charts and moving fast.

Dua Lipa also scored a larger first week for “Levitating” with 127 stations on impact, good for second place. It had a great entry in the top 50 at #45 on last Sunday’s published update and should move into the top 40 this coming weekend, thanks in part to a new remix that features DaBaby.

Charting singles from Saweetie, Travis Scott and Why Don’t We returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Next week: a new song from Julia Michaels takes on an already reactive collaboration by Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear, which hit the top five on this week’s report.

1. SHAWN MENDES, “Wonder” (Island/Republic)
2. DUA LIPA, “Levitating” (Warner)
3. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
4. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring YOUNG THUG & M.I.A., “Franchise” (Cactus Jack/Epic)
5. MACHINE GUN KELLY x BLACKBEAR, “My Ex’s Best Friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope)
6. POP SMOKE, “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)
7. SAWEETIE, “Tap In” (ICY/Artistry/Warner)
8. JASON DERULO, “Take You Dancing” (APG/Atlantic)
9-T. DRAKE featuring LIL DURK, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (OVO/Republic)
9-T. SALEM ILESE, “Mad At Disney” (10K Projects/Caroline-Capitol)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 5-6, 2020)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are six releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DUA LIPA featuring DABABY – “Levitating” (Warner)
Album: Future Nostalgia (2020)
Past T40 History: She has scored a pair of #1 singles so far from her most recent album. This cut, now in the top 50, could be next.

MEGAN THEE STALLION featuring YOUNG THUG – “Don’t Stop” (1501 Certified Ent,/300 Ent.)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: In July, the lead performer’s hit “Savage” got as high as #6 at the Top 40 format, her highest chart entry to date.

POP SMOKE – “What You Know ‘Bout Love” (Victor Victor/Republic)
Album: Shoot for the Stars, Aim For The Moon (2020)
Past T40 History: Despite several charting releases at the Rhythmic and Urban formats, the late performer has never ranked here.

SALEM ILESE – “Mad At Disney” (10K Projects/Caroline-Capitol)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: Her first tune to impact here, which is receiving some early airplay, recently went viral on the video app TikTok.

SHAWN MENDES – “Wonder” (Island/Republic)
Album: Wonder (2020)
Past T40 History: With only two days of airplay, “Wonder” has reached the top 30 at the format, becoming his tenth top 40 single.

WHY DON’T WE – “Fallin'” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The group is going for their fifth top 40 hit here. Their last chart single, “What Am I”, reached #19 in December.

Tell all your friends: “My Ex’s Best Friend” looks to have a good session next Tuesday for Machine Gun Kelly and Blackbear.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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