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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 6, 2020

Your Disco really needs you.

After a week like this one, you should treat yourself to some New Music Friday releases, including new albums from Kylie Minogue and The Kid LAROI, as well as highly-anticipated remixes from 24KGoldn and Maluma. Our votes are in for these top titles:

Notable albums out this week: Clark Beckham‘s Light Year (iTunes), Dermot Kennedy‘s Without Fear (Complete) (iTunes), Donovan Woods‘s Without People (iTunes), Hanson‘s Perennial: A Hanson Net Collection (iTunes), Kylie Minogue‘s Disco (iTunes), Leslie Odom, Jr.‘s The Christmas Album (iTunes), Little Mix‘s Confetti (iTunes), NAV‘s Emergency Tsunami (iTunes), Orianthi‘s O (iTunes), Phora‘s With Love 2 (iTunes), Spencer Crandall‘s Wilderness (iTunes), Straight No Chaser‘s Social Christmasing (iTunes), The Kid LAROI‘s F*ck Love (Savage) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: 90’s Kids‘s Doing Love Wrong (iTunes), Birdy‘s Piano Sketches (iTunes), Evie Irie‘s The Pessimist (iTunes), JC Stewart‘s When The Light Hits The Room (iTunes), MacKenzie Porter‘s Drinkin’ Songs: The Collection (iTunes), Mae Muller‘s No One Else, Not Even You (iTunes), SVEA‘s Pity Party (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Little Bit Yours (BURNS Remix)”, JP Saxe (iTunes)
“All I Want For Christmas Is You”, WILD (iTunes)
“Antidote To Being Bored”, Oscar Lang (iTunes)
“Arizona Summer”, Peter Fenn featuring SEB (iTunes)
“ATM”, Bree Runway featuring Missy Elliott (iTunes)
“Bad (Acoustic)”, Lennon Stella (iTunes)
“Ballerina”, Jeremy Shada (iTunes)
“Brave New Woman”, Leslie Clio (iTunes)
“Cheat”, LunchMoney Lewis (iTunes)
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, The Offspring (iTunes)
“Close Enough”, Seaforth (iTunes)
“Columbia”, AG Club (iTunes)
“Cotton Candy (Acoustic)”, YUNGBLUD (iTunes)
“Daydreams”, LA WOMEN (iTunes)
“Doe’d Up”, Bugzy Malone (iTunes)
“Don’t Walk Alone”, Callum Beattie (iTunes)
“Everybody Wants To Rule The World”, Bow Anderson (iTunes)
“Fallin’ (GOLDHOUSE Remix)”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Favorite Color”, Contradash (iTunes)
“Feel Something”, Armin Van Buuren featuring Duncan Laurence (iTunes)
“Fool’s Gold”, Aries (iTunes)
“For Ya”, Paloma Mami (iTunes)
“Gone”, James Vincent McMorrow (iTunes)
“Groove Thang”, VanJess (iTunes)
“Happen To Me”, BENEE (iTunes)
“Hawái (Remix)”, Maluma & The Weeknd (iTunes)
“Head & Heart (Tiësto Remix)”, Joel Corry featuring MNEK (iTunes)
“Headstart”, Jade Bird (iTunes)
“Hometown Heroes”, Moon Taxi featuring Jimmie Allen (iTunes)
“Hurts 2 Hate Somebody”, ELIO (iTunes)
“Hypnotized (Acoustic)”, Purple Disco Machine and Sophie & The Giants (iTunes)
“I Admit It”, ZHU featuring 24KGoldn (iTunes)
“I Know”, Daniel Schulz & Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, Chrissy Metz (iTunes)
“Jumpin'”, Jake Miller featuring MILES (iTunes)
“Look Up”, Joy Oladokun (iTunes)
“Love Of Your Life”, RAYE (iTunes)
“Lovelife”, Benny Benassi & Jeremih (iTunes)
“Minefields”, Faouzia & John Legend (iTunes)
“Mood (Remix)”, 24KGoldn featuring Justin Bieber, J Balvin & Iann Dior (iTunes)
“Mountains”, Lost Kings featuring MASN (iTunes)
“My Life”, Tep No & Mark Morrison (iTunes)
“On Fleek”, Yella Beezy featuring Gunna (iTunes)
“Over Here”, Chase Zera (iTunes)
“Quarantine Thick”, 2 Chainz featuring Mulatto (iTunes)
“Remember That Night”, Sara Kays (iTunes)
“Set Me Free”, Oliver Heldens x Party Pupils featuring MAX (iTunes)
“Skeletons”, Skrizzly Adams featuring Bryce Fox (iTunes)
“Straight Jacket”, Guccihighwaters (iTunes)
“Talk Me Down”, Emma Jensen (iTunes)
“Take Me Home For Christmas”, Dan + Shay (iTunes)
“The Hard Way”, FRANKIE (iTunes)
“The Same Thing”, Fancy Hagood (iTunes)
“There Will Be A Way”, Dotan (iTunes)
“Thick Ole”, Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Think About Us”, M-22 featuring Lorne (iTunes)
“True Crime”, DREAMERS & DeathByRomy (iTunes)
“Washed Up”, Cheat Codes (iTunes)
“Waste My Heart”, JUNG (iTunes)
“What A Time To Be Alive”, Amy Allen featuring Pink Sweat$ (iTunes)
“What That Speed ‘Bout!?”, Mike WiLL Made-It featuring Nicki Minaj & YoungBoy Never Broke Again (iTunes)
“When You Say It”, Just Kiddin (iTunes)
“Where I’m From”, Lukas Graham featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“You’ll Never Walk Alone”, Brittany Howard (iTunes)
“You’re Not Mine (But I Think You Should Be)”, Maddy Jane (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from AC/DC and Chris Stapleton 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 November 15, 2019

A new Dion has come.

It’s beginning to look a lot like… an adult contemporary radio station, at least when it comes to our biggest releases this week. Get out your phone and tune into something, because these albums and singles are new this Friday:

CELINE DION – Courage (iTunes)
Features: “Imperfections”, a top ten song on the AC radio chart

LADY ANTEBELLUM – Ocean (iTunes)
Features: “What If I Never Get Over You”, a top ten song on the Country radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Baylee Littrell‘s 770-Country (iTunes), DJ Shadow‘s Our Pathetic Age (iTunes), Fall Out Boy‘s Believers Never Die (Volume Two) (iTunes), Haley & Michaels‘s Hail Mary (iTunes), Lil Peep‘s Everybody’s Everything (iTunes), Madeon‘s Good Faith (iTunes), Meg & Dia‘s December, Darling (iTunes), Milky Chance‘s Mind The Moon (iTunes), Ninja Sex Party‘s Under The Covers, Vol. III (iTunes), NUUXS‘s Red Tape (iTunes), Straight No Chaser‘s Open Bar (iTunes), Tory Lanez‘s Chixtape 5 (iTunes), Westlife‘s Spectrum (iTunes), Frozen 2 (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Maverick City, Vol. 2 (iTunes), Queen & Slim (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Albin Lee Meldau‘s Merry Little Christmas (iTunes), BENEE‘s Stella & Steve (iTunes), Dillon Francis‘s Magic Is Real (iTunes), Fleurie‘s Portals: The B-Sides (iTunes), Hannah Grace & Gabrielle Aplin‘s December (iTunes), Juke Ross‘s Drifting Apart (iTunes), Kaash Paige‘s Parked Car Convos (iTunes), Olivia O’Brien‘s It Was A Sad F-cking Summer (iTunes), Role Model‘s Oh, How Perfect (iTunes), Violet Days‘s Lovers & Losers (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Ain’t No Sunshine”, Stevan (iTunes)
“All Night Long”, Jonas Blue & RetroVision (iTunes)
“Ayy Macarena”, Tyga (iTunes)
“Beautiful Ghosts”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Bigger Than”, Justin Jesso & Seeb (iTunes)
“Blue Cellophane”, BabyJake (iTunes)
“Burning The Heather”, Pet Shop Boys (iTunes)
“Calling From The Heavens”, Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Cántalo”, Ricky Martin, Residente & Bad Bunny (iTunes)
“Christmas Time”, Tyler Shaw (iTunes)
“Crazy”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Damn You For Breaking My Heart”, Caitlyn Smith (iTunes)
“Dictator”, Rei Ami (iTunes)
“Every Holiday”, Mt. Joy (iTunes)
“Everything I Wanted”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Fight”, Tayla Parx featuring Florida Georgia Line (iTunes)
“Flames”, R3HAB x Zayn x Jungleboi (iTunes)
“Generator”, Mondo Cozmo (iTunes)
“God Must Be Doing Cocaine”, Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“Good Die Young”, Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“Graveyard (Acoustic)”, Halsey (iTunes)
“Hands On Me”, James Hersey & ELI (iTunes)
“Happy Pill”, Grandson & Moby Rich (iTunes)
“Heat”, Captain Cuts & Parson James (iTunes)
“I Don’t Think About U”, LVRBOY (iTunes)
“I Wish I Never Met You”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Ice Cream Party”, Modest Mouse (iTunes)
“IDC”, Ren (iTunes)
“It’s Ok Not To Be Ok”, Little Hurt (iTunes)
“Kiss Like The Sun”, Jake Bugg (iTunes)
“L.O.V.E. Me”, Hayley Kiyoko (iTunes)
“Let It All Out (10:05)”, Coin (iTunes)
“Let Me Drink”, Guy Sebastian featuring The HamilTones & Wale (iTunes)
“Litmas”, DRAM (iTunes)
“Live Before I Die”, Naughty Boy x Mike Posner (iTunes)
“Living Proof”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Love Goes On”, Hannah Diamond (iTunes)
“Lovely”, Fly By Midnight x Betty Who (iTunes)
“Lover”, Taylor Swift featuring Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Lovers + Strangers (GATTÜSO Remix)”, Starley (iTunes)
“Lucid”, Quin (iTunes)
“Mai Tais”, Train featuring Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Mean It”, Lauv & LANY (iTunes)
“Moonlight”, Lilly Ahlberg (iTunes)
“Moonlight”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Never F-cking Fall In Love Again”, X Lovers (iTunes)
“Nobody Needs You Like I Do”, Milow (iTunes)
“One Too Many”, FLETCHER (iTunes)
“Original Material”, Colony House (iTunes)
“Rewind”, Absofacto (iTunes)
“River” and “Walking In The Snow”, Brynn Elliott (iTunes)
“Side Effects”, Owen Danoff (iTunes)
“Sweettalk My Heart (Team Salut Remix)”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“Tattooed On My Heart (No Bills Remix)”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“This Time Of Year”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Tokyo Drifting”, Glass Animals & Denzel Curry (iTunes)
“Tongue Tied”, Marshmello, Blackbear & Yungblud (iTunes)
“Ugly”, The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Up All Night”, Khalid (iTunes)
“Used To Like”, Neon Trees (iTunes)
“Walls”, ROZES x Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Wandering Star”, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (iTunes)
“What Happened To Us”, Isaiah (iTunes)
“What We Had”, Sody (iTunes)
“You Are So Beautiful”, Tommee Profitt featuring Brooke (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Coldplay, Jason Aldean and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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TOP TEN: A Very Merry Musical Month

Pass the eggnog.

Pass the eggnog.

In addition to this month’s regular Radio Report, I’ve compiled a special top ten listing of the top seasonal songs for this year. You may have noticed a few of them ranking just below my weekly top 40 in the past couple of weeks, but there are certainly more new releases than that both on the radio and at retail right now. It’s a fun mix of original pop and soul singles, and a few remakes of the standards. Let’s just hope you aren’t sick of hearing them yet; it’s only December 1, but some radio stations have been pumping up the endless “Jingle Bells” and “O Holy Night” covers for about six weeks now. Yikes.

Anyways, hope you enjoy the list, and visit the link below for our four-hour mix of merry and modern holiday cuts on Spotify.

10. JAMES TAYLOR, “SnowTime”
Album: Before This World
Label: Concord Music
Radio: T30 (Adult Contemporary)

09. STRAIGHT NO CHASER, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree/Winter Wonderland”
Album: (single only)
Label: Atlantic
Radio: –

08. A SILENT FILM, “Christmas At Our House”
Album: Indie For The Holidays
Label: Amazon/Sony Music
Radio: –

07. JIM BRICKMAN featuring CHARLIE ALAN, “Hitch A Ride With Santa”
Album: Comfort & Joy: The Sweet Sounds Of Christmas
Label: self-released
Radio: T40 (Adult Contemporary)

06. MARC BROUSSARD, “Almost Christmas”
Album: Magnolias & Mistletoe
Label: G-Man Inc.
Radio: –

05. SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS, “8 Days Of Hanukkah”
Album: It’s A Holiday Soul Party
Label: Daptone
Radio: –

04. MICHAEL BUBLE, “The More You Give (The More You’ll Have)”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner Bros.
Radio: T50 (Adult Contemporary)

03. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Last Christmas”
Album: (single only)
Label: Interscope
Radio: –

Album: Welcome To Our Christmas Party
Label: Portrait/Sony Masterworks
Radio: T40 (Adult Contemporary)

01. TRAIN, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
Album: Christmas In Tahoe
Label: Sunken Forest/Crush Music
Radio: T10 (Adult Contemporary)

Other great songs out this year:
LEANN RIMES with GAVIN DEGRAW/“Celebrate Me Home” (Prodigy Ent.)
MICKEY GUYTON/“Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” (Capitol Nashville)
SEAL/“This Christmas” (Warner Bros.)
TRAIN/“Merry Christmas Everybody” (Sunken Forest/Crush Music)
TUXEDO/“Holiday Love” (Amazon/Sony Music)

(Check out these songs and more on our Current Christmas playlist on Spotify!)

Missing any new holiday favorites? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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TOP TEN: Sleighing The Charts

Singles all the way.

Singles all the way.

The holidays seem to come earlier and earlier each year; unfortunately, it’s just what happens. I know that I’m not one for buying candy canes in September or hearing “Jingle Bell Rock” on the radio in October, but the Christmas spirit is a strong one. With Thanksgiving dinner sitting in our stomachs and December just around the corner, it is time to properly roll out the holiday celebrations with a playlist of some of my favorite seasonal selections for 2014.

Enjoy this mix of new tunes and a handful of cool updates to the classics. They’re all at retail now and the majority of these ten songs are also at radio, so be sure to get on those request lines (to Santa, of course.)

A GREAT BIG WORLD – “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”
Album: I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Label: Epic

BAND OF MERRYMAKERS – “Must Be Christmas”
Album: Must Be Christmas – Single
Label: The End/ADA

ELEVEN PAST ONE – “Merry Christmas Everybody”
Album: Merry Christmas Everybody – Single
Label: Warner Bros. Canada

IDINA MENZEL featuring MICHAEL BUBLÉ – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Album: Holiday Wishes
Label: Warner Bros.

Album: River – Single
Label: Wind-Up

JOHNNYSWIM – “Christmas Day”
Album: A Johnnyswim Christmas
Label: Big Picnic

JON MCLAUGHLIN – “Christmas Saved Us All”
Album: The Christmas EP
Label: Independent

KELLY CLARKSON – “Wrapped In Red” **
Album: Wrapped In Red
Label: RCA

** Clarkson’s album was originally released last year, but the title cut is being promoted to Adult Contemporary outlets for this season.

KENDALL SCHMIDT – “Blame It On The Mistletoe”
Album: Blame It On The Mistletoe – Single
Label: TOLbooth

STRAIGHT NO CHASER featuring KRISTEN BELL – “Text Me Merry Christmas”
Album: Under The Influence: Holiday Edition (2014 re-release)
Label: Atlantic

For some more festive fun, watch out for my weekly top 40 chart to see what ho-ho-hops into the survey. Until then, head to the “Get Social!” tab to connect with PGTC on Facebook and Twitter.

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