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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (September 16)

Meanwhile, back at Billboard...

Meanwhile, back at Billboard…

Q4 will be here before you know it, but some bigger names are getting in on the action this week, including a Country star and a legendary chanteuse. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of September 16:

  • Coming off a top-selling duet with wife Faith Hill in “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” and gliding up the Country chart once again with “Shotgun Rider”, Tim McGraw has quite the momentum going into the release week for Sundown Heaven Town, his second studio album for Big Machine Records. I’d like to think that McGraw has a decent chance of picking up his fifth #1 album on the Billboard 200. We shall see next week. (iTunes)
  • Delayed several times over the last year or so and making its way into stores today is the sixth album by R&B singer Chris Brown, simply titled X. Singles like “Fine China”, “Love More” and “Loyal” have all garnered major play on Rhythmic and Urban radio, and new single “New Flame” is doing the same. Team Breezy will definitely get this one into the top two, but can it reach the top? (iTunes)
  • There’s a locomotive on the loose! That would be Train‘s latest studio effort, Bulletproof Picasso, their first album in two years. It features the current AAA and Hot AC top ten hit “Angel In Blue Jeans”, but all you soul sisters knew that already. Though it won’t have as big an opening week as California 37, it should register solidly in the top ten. (iTunes)
  • In stores with her second set of duets and her 34th (!) studio album overall… who else but Barbra Streisand? It’s Partners, matching her with superstars like Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder and newer artists like Blake Shelton and John Legend. It should be another top ten album for Babs and sell nicely through the holidays. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Cannibal Corpse‘s A Skeletal Domain (iTunes), Flyleaf‘s Between The Stars (iTunes), George Strait‘s The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium (iTunes), Jimi Hendrix‘s soundtrack to Rainbow Bridge (iTunes) and The Cry Of Love (iTunes), Sir Sly‘s You Haunt Me (iTunes), Slash / Myles Kennedy‘s World On Fire (iTunes) and The Madden Brothers‘s Greetings From California (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week (and there’s a whole lot of them) include:

  • “Feels Like Vegas”, a digital single from R&B singer Tinashe. (iTunes)
  • “Love ‘Em All”, a new single from R&B singer K. Michelle. (iTunes)
  • “Nature Boy”, another digital single from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett‘s Cheek To Cheek album. (iTunes)
  • “Starshine”, new from the legendary Stevie Nicks. (iTunes)
  • “Surrender”, new from the New Jersey trio Cash Cash. (iTunes)

Kenny Chesney brings The Big Revival to the charts next week; will it revive the top spot or will Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett get Cheek To Cheek with it? A full preview is coming in seven!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 20, 2014

Viva la Coldplay.

Just chillin’ at the top.

DEBUTS
39. Sheppard – Something’s Missing
38. Mary Lambert – Secrets | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep (40)
25. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (32)
24. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. Jesse McCartney – Superbad (24)
16. The Madden Brothers – We Are Done (21)
08. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (14) | PEAK: #10
09. American Authors – Believer (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 – Maps (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. A Great Big World – Already Home (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Script – Superheroes (-)
2. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold (7)
3. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (1)
4. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (2)
5. Grouplove – I’m With You (4)
6. Bastille – Flaws (6)
7. Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (8)
8. Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky (5)
9. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (10)
10. Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (new)
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Connell Cruise – Into The Wild
Counting Crows – Scarecrow (new)
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Leon Else – River Full Of Liquor
Moko – Your Love
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy
Sander Kleinenberg – We-R-Superstars
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
The Young Wild – Moment Goes (new)
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance

Chart Notes:

  • Three songs are new to the top ten this week. Solo newcomer Charli XCX rises 14-10 with “Boom Clap”; it’s lifted from the soundtrack to The Fault In Our Stars. Leaping 13-8 is the newest single from the duo Train, titled “Angel In Blue Jeans”. “Angel” becomes the 14th top ten hit on my chart for the band since they arrived with in the fall of 1999 (and the 15th for leader Pat Monahan, who scored a #1 solo single in 2007 with “Her Eyes”.) Another chart mainstay, Maroon 5, advances 11-7 with “Maps”. It’s their 16th trek into the top ten in nearly eleven years.
  • After debuting two weeks ago at #38, Ed Sheeran‘s “Don’t” took a modest rise to #33, and this week, becomes the Biggest Mover on the countdown with a leap up to #24, a gain of nine notches. It’s also picking up pretty quickly at several radio formats. It’s the second single to chart from X; first release “Sing” recently peaked at #2 and now sits just outside the top ten.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from the 25-year-old based singer and songwriter named Mary Lambert; she enters at #38 with “Secrets”. It’s taken from her forthcoming album Heart On My Sleeve, due in October. Back in 2010, it was OneRepublic who had another song called “Secrets” in the top 40, which ultimately peaked at #4. (Lambert’s single is not a remake, but perhaps it’ll climb just as high!)
  • At #39 is the week’s second debut, which becomes the fourth chart hit for the Australian sextet named Sheppard. The song is “Something’s Missing”, from their recent release Bombs Away. Though it’s not available in the U.S. as of yet, the set did debut at #2 on the ARIA charts. The band’s previous single, “Geronimo”, finds itself on Republic Records in the States after being picked up recently.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (July 2014)

The radio airwaves are looking ripe this summer as plenty of new acts and established artists crash the party with new tunes. Which ones will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are some of my favorites being serviced in July on the AAA, Alternative, CHR and Hot AC formats:

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

Kiesza
KIESZA – “Hideaway” (July 1) (*)
Label: Lokal Legend/4th & B’way/Island/Republic
If you’ve been following the European charts as of late, then you knew this one was eventually coming. In late April, it spent a week atop the U.K. Singles Chart and also charted well in a handful of other countries, including her home up north in Canada. (I mean, it does qualify for CanCon, kids.) Look out for a digital EP featuring the single in early July.

The Madden Brothers
THE MADDEN BROTHERS – “We Are Done” (July 1) (*)
Label: Capitol
It’s been just under four years since Good Charlotte last made the CHR top 40 with “Like It’s Her Birthday”, but the brothers Madden, Benji and Joel, are channeling their inner Smash Mouth on their first hit as a duo. Already gaining airplay at three formats, this could be one of the more unexpected comebacks of 2014. An album is due in September.

Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora
IGGY AZELEA featuring RITA ORA – “Black Widow” (July 8) (*)
Label: Def Jam
She’s so “Fancy”, but you already know that. Straight off her breakout #1 on both CHR radio and the Hot 100, Azalea is rapping up a storm just in time for her followup release. Singer Ora is also currently in the top 40 with a former #1 in the U.K., “I Will Never Let You Down”. It’s a fan favorite and could be another big smash. Let’s hope for “Work” next.

The 1975
THE 1975 – “Girls” (July 15) (*)
Label: Vagrant/Interscope
This single landed a week at #1 on my chart in December during its U.K. run, so I’m happily surprised that the track is getting a shot her in the U.S. months later. Though “Chocolate” was only a moderate radio success earlier this year, at least I’ve always had a preference to “Girls”, and maybe programmers will too. We’ll see. The video clip is pretty good.

Kim Cesarion
KIM CESARION – “Undressed” (July 22) (*)
Label: Columbia
23-year-old Cesarion is already getting significant support from SiriusXM’s Hits 1 and 20 on 20 for his debut single, a former top five record in his native Australia from earlier this year. It was co-written with the talented Gary Clark; I’m a fan of he and his former band Danny Wilson‘s 1987 hit, “Mary’s Prayer”. Does this one have a prayer to blow up?

The Script

THE SCRIPT – “Superheroes” (July 29) (**)
Label: Columbia
I’m really looking forward to the return of these three guys; they have four #1 songs on my personal chart to date. As it’s been pointed out by now, the trio has joined with Columbia Records after leaving Epic, who botched a U.S. release of “If You Could See Me Now” at Hot AC radio last year as the result of a downsizing. Time for some pop power, guys!

ALTERNATIVE (*) and AAA (**)

KONGOS
KONGOS – “I’m Only Joking” (July 1) (*)
Label: Epic
Thanks to a lot of buzz and a Clear Channel deal, this South African band’s first U.S. hit, “Come With Me Now”, easily went to #1 on the Alternative chart and stayed there for five weeks. This former Free Single of the Week on iTunes is already top 50 at the format and it should start posting some bigger gains soon. It’s no joke: these four are doing fine.

Bastille
BASTILLE – “Flaws” (July 8) (*)
Label: Virgin/Capitol
This past year has been an outstanding one for this British four piece. Not only did they take over Europe, but they’ve also accomplished a lot Stateside. This marks their third U.S. single and the followup to “Bad Blood”, which narrowly missed the top of the Alternative survey. Originally released overseas three years ago, is it too late for the U.S. crowd?

Ryan Adams
RYAN ADAMS – “Gimme Something Good” (July 15) (**)
Label: PAX-AM/Blue Note
Adams is a favorite on AAA radio, so I’m sure the community is very happy to see his rocking return to the scene. Out on his label, along with a partnership with the classic Blue Note Records, “Good” could likely follow in the footsteps of “Lucky Now”, the leadoff release from Adams’s Ashes & Fire in 2011. That held a week at #1 in November of that year.

Scars On 45
SCARS ON 45 – “Crazy For You” (July 15) (**)
Label: Nettwerk
In 2011, the then Irish quartet gained some AAA play with “Give Me Something” and also made it into the Hot AC top 30 with “Heart On Fire”. Now a quartet with a new label and single, the band hopes to get back on the airwaves with the first single from their forthcoming album Safety In Numbers, due this fall. The group is on a U.S. tour through August.

Jason Mraz
JASON MRAZ – “Love Someone” (July 22) (**)
Label: Atlantic
For several weeks now, a new digital single from Mraz’s forthcoming album, simply titled Yes!, has been out and ready to be downloaded. This was the first of them back in May and it’s been slowly rolled out at radio, but is finally seeing a little traction at both the AAA format and at Hot AC. The hit maker won’t take no for an answer; it’s simple and lovely.

Twin Shadow
TWIN SHADOW – “To The Top” (July 29) (*)
Label: 4AD
The performer born George Lewis Jr. has recorded two well-received albums since 2010, but despite all the attention, it hasn’t translated into airplay or sales figures. That could change. Label 4AD doesn’t particularly have a strong radio presence here (see Lo-Fang‘s “When We’re Fire” from earlier in 2014) but this would sound awesome on Alternative.

Which track(s) would you like to see do well from the list above? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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