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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 12, 2019

Juice is on the musical menu.

DEBUTS
34. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Bastille – Joy (34)
16. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
15. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (20)
(see #7 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (08) | PEAK: #08
09. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (07) | PEAK: #07
07. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Smith & Thell featuring Swedish Jam Factory – Forgive Me Friend (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
04. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (05) | PEAK: #04
03. P!nk – Walk Me Home (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Lizzo – Juice (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – Incredible (2)
2. Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her (1)
3. Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Ever Let Em (3)
4. Christian Paul – Strong (5)
5. Mike Posner – Move On (4)
6. O.A.R. – Knocking At Your Door (7)
7. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (10)
8. James Arthur – From The Grave (9)
9. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (-)
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (-)

In The Mix:
Barns Courtney – You And I (new)
BBMak – Bullet Train
Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (new)
Christina Perri – Tiny Victories (new)
Collective Soul – Right As Rain
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Lizzo – Truth Hurts (new)
Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (new)
New Politics – Comeback Kid
Of Monsters And Men – Alligator
P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (new)
Zara Larsson – WOW (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s another tasty and tangy week at #1 for Lizzo‘s “Juice”, which remains at the summit for a second week, while Shawn Mendes makes a big leap from 31-16 with the Biggest Mover on the chart, “If I Can’t Have You”. (Hey, did our cassingle get lost in the mail?) Though much of the top 20 is bulleted this week, creating a bit of a logjam, Mendes’s song should be in the top ten in the next two weeks. The only debut on the list, new at #34, is the first top 40 collaboration for pop stars Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber. “I Don’t Care” was released on Friday, climbing to #1 on iTunes and Spotify’s U.S. charts, while surging at several radio formats. It’s the latest big summer release, but watch out: there’s more to come.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 5, 2019

All the juicy details on this hit.

DEBUTS
39. Maren Morris – The Bones
38. Ben Platt – Grow As We Go
34. Bastille – Joy
31. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
18. Kelly Clarkson – Broken & Beautiful (23)
12. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (28) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired… (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Smith & Thell featuring Swedish Jam Factory – Forgive Me Friend (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. P!nk – Walk Me Home (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Lizzo – Juice (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her (1)
2. James TW – Incredible (5)
3. Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Ever Let Em (4)
4. Mike Posner – Move On (2)
5. Christian Paul – Strong (6)
6. Ava Max – So Am I (3)
7. O.A.R. – Knocking At Your Door (8)
8. James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On (7)
9. James Arthur – From The Grave (10)
10. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (-)

In The Mix:
BBMak – Bullet Train (new)
Collective Soul – Right As Rain
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
Lennon Stella – Bitch (Takes One To Know One)
New Politics – Comeback Kid
Of Monsters And Men – Alligator (new)

Chart Notes:

  • In its 14th week on the chart, the first top 40 entry for Lizzo becomes her first #1 song on my chart. “Juice” leaps from 4-1. The tune is featured on the album Cuz I Love You, which recently debuted and peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200. Lizzo’s release is currently charting on the Top 40 and Urban AC charts, though it is receiving more minor airplay at several other formats. As Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie‘s “ME!” jumps a massive 16 spots to #12, easily the Biggest Mover in the countdown, there are four entries in the lower rungs of the chart. Shawn Mendes gets in on the action at #31 with the highest of the four songs, “If I Can’t Have You”. The single is expected to debut in the top 30 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 charts on tomorrow’s published update. His last top 40 hit here, “Lost In Japan”, peaked at #3 last November. Bastille climbs in at #34 with “Joy”, which follows their four-week #1 “Happier” (with Marshmello) that also peaked in November of last year. Checking in at #38, actor and singer Ben Platt earns his first top 40 song with “Grow As We Go”, the first radio single from his album Sing To Me Instead. Maren Morris also debuts with “The Bones”, the follow-up to “Girl”, which slides in at #39. Morris’s hit impacts at the Hot AC format in two weeks, as Platt and Mendes’s singles face off on the adds report this Monday. (Bastille’s new one heads for adds at Alternative radio this Tuesday.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 28, 2019

It’s a “Me” kind of week.

DEBUTS
28. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Daya – Insomnia (39)
32. Push Baby – Mama’s House (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (26)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (11) | PEAK: #10
09. The Cranberries – All Over Now (07) | PEAK: #04
08. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Westlife – Hello My Love (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Smith & Thell featuring Swedish Jam Factory – Forgive Me Friend (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Lizzo – Juice (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. P!nk – Walk Me Home (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her (4)
2. Mike Posner – Move On (3)
3. Ava Max – So Am I (1)
4. Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Ever Let Em (10)
5. James TW – Incredible (-)
6. Christian Paul – Strong (7)
7. James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On (6)
8. O.A.R. – Knocking At Your Door (5)
9. Maren Morris – The Bones (-)
10. James Arthur – From The Grave (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Find Someone
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
Collective Soul – Right As Rain (new)
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
Lennon Stella – Bitch (Takes One To Know One)
New Politics – Comeback Kid

Chart Notes:

  • Let’s talk about “Me” this week! No, really, let’s do it. “Walk Me Home” advances from 2-1 on the chart, earning P!nk her seventh #1 hit to date. It also marks her first single to reach the top since “What About Us”, a three-week #1 in October 2017. Her current album Hurts 2B Human was released on Friday and should have a solid debut on the Billboard 200 list. However, the week’s only debut makes this “Me” time even clearer: a new collaboration from Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie titled “ME!” rockets in at #28. Also released on Friday, the song is the lead single off Swift’s upcoming studio album, due later this year. With eight #1 releases to date on my survey, she’s definitely hoping to get her ninth with this one. Meanwhile, Urie’s “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (as a member of Panic! At The Disco) holds at #3 again on the current chart.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 21, 2019

The Rainbow’s connected.

DEBUTS
40. Maddie Poppe – Made You Miss
39. Daya – Insomnia
38. Push Baby – Mama’s House | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. The Strumbellas – I’ll Wait (39)
26. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Smith & Thell featuring Swedish Jam Factory – Forgive Me Friend (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (06) | PEAK: #03
07. The Cranberries – All Over Now (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Westlife – Hello My Love (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Lizzo – Juice (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (03) | PEAK: #03
02. P!nk – Walk Me Home (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ava Max – So Am I (1)
2. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (2)
3. Mike Posner – Move On (8)
4. Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her (5)
5. O.A.R. – Knocking At Your Door (6)
6. James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On (10)
7. Christian Paul – Strong (-)
8. Ellie Goulding – Sixteen (-)
9. New Politics – Comeback Kid (-)
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Ever Let Em (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Find Someone
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
Bülow – Sweet Little Lies
Lennon Stella – Bitch (Takes One To Know One)
Nina Nesbitt – The Best You Had
Zara Larsson – Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me

Chart Notes:

  • Kacey Musgraves‘s “Rainbow” lands atop my chart for a sixth sensational week, making it the first title to spend that long at the summit since George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” from last August and September. After debuting last week at #38, Dean Lewis‘s “Stay Awake” soars to #26, earning it the distinction of being the Biggest Mover in the countdown. Additionally, there are three new tunes on this week’s chart, led by Push Baby‘s “Mama’s House” at #38. The quartet previously charted as Rixton, who earned four chart entries in 2014 and 2015. Their biggest, “Me And My Broken Heart”, spent three weeks at #2 in May and June of the former and landed their song at #13 for the year. Daya reaches my top 40 in her first appearance since December 2017 with “Insomnia”, bowing at #39. The streaming hit heads to Top 40 radio soon. Finally, former American Idol champ Maddie Poppe is in with “Made You Miss”, her second top 40 song, which starts at #40. Her coronation song “Going Going Gone” had a week at #10 in August of last year and ranked at #52 overall for 2018. Her first major-label studio album is due later this year.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 10/2 – 10/8

Record Rewind - October 9, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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JUNIOR EMPIRE – “Danger” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This London quintet has been featured twice before on my Rewind, and their latest song is another worthy part of their catalog. It has a definite early 90’s feel to it, perhaps inspired by larger bands of the day like Depeche Mode or New Order. It’s a good sound.

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LAUV – “Breathe” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Former New Yorker and now Los Angeles singer/songwriter Ari Leff continues to deliver solid records, experimenting with many different sounds along the way. His latest single strikes a good balance between the classic soft rock song and modern production.

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SMITH & THELL – “Row” (Spotify)
This Swedish duo had a hit on Spotify earlier this year with a single titled “Statue”. Between the original version and a remix, it’s a little below 2.4 million plays overall at the service. However, their latest release is an even catchier folk-pop jam. It’s great for fall.


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ZAYDE WØLF – “Born Ready” (iTunes) (Spotify)
I’ve been supporting Wølf’s prowl for pop glory since the beginning of the year, and my animal instinct tells me that he’s due for a great run with his album Golden Age. It’s a big release in what’s been a big period of syncs for the musician, and he’s not done yet.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
CASTLECOMER – “Get In Line” (SoundCloud)
ELLE WATSON – “Walls” (SoundCloud)
KIDS AT MIDNIGHT – “Turn It Off” (SoundCloud)
LEON POWER – “Blind” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

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