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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 19, 2019

Bey came to slay.

Destiny says this child has the top new release of the week, just ahead of the second weekend of Coachella. Who else is coming home to the top of the charts? Here are this Friday’s top new albums and singles hitting the market:

BEYONCÉ – Homecoming: The Live Album (iTunes)
Features: The entirety of the performer’s 2018 Coachella performance, as well as two bonus studio tracks

CAGE THE ELEPHANT – Social Cues (iTunes)
Features: “Ready To Let Go”, a recent #1 song on the Alternative radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Bananarama‘s In Stereo (iTunes), Jade Bird‘s Jade Bird (iTunes), Johnnyswim‘s Moonlight (iTunes), Lizzo‘s Cuz I Love You (iTunes), Lolo Zouaï‘s High Highs To Low Lows (iTunes), The O’Jays‘s The Last Word (iTunes), Moominvalley (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Dinah Jane‘s Dinah Jane (iTunes), The Vamps‘s Missing You (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Antidote”, Mr Hudson (iTunes)
“Assassin”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Au Revoir”, Phangs (iTunes)
“Baptized”, Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“Bed”, SYML (iTunes)
“Best Of Me”, Blake Rose (iTunes)
“Between The Lines (The Black Madonna Remix)”, Robyn (iTunes)
“Breaking All The Rules”, Christian French (iTunes)
“Broken Bones”, Wingtip (iTunes)
“Carry On”, Kygo & Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Comeback Kid”, New Politics (iTunes)
“Con Calma (Remix)”, Daddy Yankee featuring Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Do It Again”, Steve Aoki & Alok (iTunes)
“Don’t Change”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Don’t Ever Let Em”, Fitz & The Tantrums (iTunes)
“Don’t Worry Bout Me (Rudimental Remix)”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Drop Dead Knockout”, Sinclair (iTunes)
“Earth”, Lil Dicky (iTunes)
“Every Age”, Jacob Banks (iTunes)
“Fantasy (R3HAB Remix)”, Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“Feels So Good”, Keala Settle (iTunes)
“Funny How Things Change”, Benedict Cork (iTunes)
“Get Out”, Cruisr (iTunes)
“Goddamn”, Tyga (iTunes)
“Heart Won’t Break”, Delta Rae (iTunes)
“Help”, Milow (iTunes)
“Hey Child”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“I’m Still Here”, Modest Mouse (iTunes)
“In The End”, The Cranberries (iTunes)
“Julien”, Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Just A Boy”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“La Respuesta”, Becky G & Maluma (iTunes)
“Last Hurrah (David Guetta Remix)”, Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“Medellín”, Madonna & Maluma (iTunes)
“Now’s The Time” + “This World”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“On The Way Up 2.0”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Power Is Power”, SZA x The Weeknd x Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Redemption Day”, Sheryl Crow & Johnny Cash (iTunes)
“Running In Reverse”, Chris Ayer featuring LACES (iTunes)
“Same”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Saw Lightning”, Beck (iTunes)
“Slide”, French Montana featuring Blueface & Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“So Am I (Majestic Remix)”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Strong”, Christian Paul (iTunes)
“Temptations”, Ty James (iTunes)
“Terrified”, Great Good Fine OK featuring Pell (iTunes)
“That’s Not True”, Skip Marley featuring Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley (iTunes)
“Told You So (Acoustic)”, HRVY (iTunes)
“Too Proud (Stripped)”, Broods (iTunes)
“When You Leave (Breathe Carolina Remix)”, Nikki Vianna & Matoma (iTunes)
“Wobble Up”, Chris Brown featuring Nicki Minaj & G-Eazy (iTunes)
“You & Me (Acoustic)”, James TW (iTunes)
“You Were Good To Me”, Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from AJR, P!nk, Rob Thomas and more. 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 July 13, 2018

Super troopers of the album chart.

Mamma mia! It’s time for the newest update of the hottest albums and singles on the schedule. Will you take a chance on them? These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
This sequel and subsequent soundtrack likely won’t do as well as the original Mamma Mia! film from a decade ago, but this collection, featuring more covers from ABBA‘s catalog, should interest fans and longtime supporters of the band. A new version of “Fernando”, a duet between Cher and Andy Garcia, is currently receiving airplay at the AC format.

Notable albums out this week: Amy Shark‘s Love Monster (iTunes), Black Atlass‘s Pain & Pleasure (iTunes), Chris Lane‘s Laps Around The Sun (iTunes), Rayland Baxter‘s Wide Awake (iTunes), The Vamps‘s Night & Day (Day Edition) (iTunes), Wet‘s Still Run (iTunes), Wiz Khalifa‘s Rolling Papers II (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Andreas Moss‘s Andreas Moss (iTunes), DREAMERS‘s Launch (iTunes), Kiana Ledé‘s Selfless (iTunes), NEEDTOBREATHE‘s Forever On Your Side (Niles City Sound Sessions) (iTunes), The Lumineers‘s C-Sides (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“16 Steps”, Martin Jensen featuring Olivia Holt (iTunes)
“A Little More”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“About You”, Tyron Hapi featuring Laurell (iTunes)
“Almost Love (R3HAB Remix)”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Both Sides”, Chantel Jeffries featuring Vory (iTunes)
“Don’t Fall For It”, Russ (iTunes)
“Don’t Go”, Vice featuring Becky G & Mr. Eazi (iTunes)
“Eastside”, Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid (iTunes)
“Feels Like Summer” and “Summertime Magic”, Childish Gambino (iTunes)
“Frozen Frames (Acoustic)”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“God Is A Woman”, Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Harvest Love”, Tash Sultana (iTunes)
“Heaven Wasn’t Made For Me”, Terror Jr (iTunes)
“Hit The Lights”, Ghosted featuring RØMANS (iTunes)
“Honest”, Kim Cesarion (iTunes)
“I Choose Me”, Anna Dellaria (iTunes)
“If You Could See Me Now”, Savanna (iTunes)
“If You Wanna Love Somebody (Acoustic)”, Tom Odell (iTunes)
“It Was You”, Norah Jones (iTunes)
“Joke”, Third Eye Blind (iTunes)
“Jumpsuit” and “Nico And The Niners”, Twenty One Pilots (iTunes)
“Keep A Little Soul (1982)”, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (iTunes)
“Leaving You Behind”, Moontower (iTunes)
“Let Me Live/Let Me Die”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Li Di Da”, The Internet (iTunes)
“Like I Used To”, Tinashe (iTunes)
“Lucky Man”, Hearts & Colors (iTunes)
“Mama Look At Me Now” and “Satisfied”, Galantis / featuring MAX (iTunes)
“Moonglow”, Cape Cub (iTunes)
“Ooh Yea”, Fabolous featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Road To Happiness”, Cam (iTunes)
“Schedules”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Shadowboxer”, Good Charlotte (iTunes)
“Single-Minded”, Anna Mae (iTunes)
“Stay Awake With Me”, Dan Owen (iTunes)
“Still Wondering”, Jocelyn Alice (iTunes)
“Summer”, WILD (iTunes)
“Sun In Our Eyes”,  & Diplo (iTunes)
“The City”, Louis The Child with Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Toothbrush”, Top Bunk (iTunes)
“Touch”, Great Good Fine OK (iTunes)
“Venus & River”, Capital Cities (iTunes)
“Wishing You Away”, HOLYCHILD (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Meg Myers, The Internet and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 21-22, 2017)

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 the six new singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BLACKBEAR – “Do Re Mi” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
Album: Digital Druglord (2017)
Past T40 History: Currently in the top 30 on the Rhythmic list, Blackbear’s song is looking to become his first entry at this format.

DUA LIPA – “New Rules” (Warner Bros.)
Album: Dua Lipa (2017)
Past T40 History: With its recent climb to #1 in the U.K. completed, Lipa will be looking for her fourth top 40 and first top ten hit.

HALSEY – “Bad At Love” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
Album: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017)
Past T40 History: Closing in on her fifth top 40 single, she’s going for her third top ten in a row, following the #3 “Now Or Never”.

JUSTIN BIEBER & BLOODPOP – “Friends” (GENPOP/RBMG/Schoolboy/Def Jam/Republic)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: This hot release recently became Bieber’s 23rd top 40 hit at the format. Will the panel take him back to the top?

PRETTYMUCH – “Would You Mind” (Syco/Columbia)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: This five-man band is another of the new names going for adds today. They were put together by Simon Cowell.

THE VAMPS & MARTIN JENSEN – “Middle Of The Night” (Island/Republic)
Album: Night And Day (2017)
Past T40 History: The Vamps have hit the top 50 twice, but still don’t have a top 40 entry to date. Jensen have never charted here.

Next week: no impacting singles have been announced yet, but stay tuned!

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 14, 2017

Some Jungle fever this week.

You can break out the sunblock, but don’t block out the hits! Another summer weekend brings up fresh new releases from many great acts. Check out the notable albums and singles this week:

FRENCH MONTANA – Jungle Rules (iTunes)
Can’t speak French? Let this funky music do the talking. Hot off his crossover smash “Unforgettable”, featuring Swae Lee from Rae Sremmurd, this album is poised to be a top-seller next week. The rapper’s previous album, Excuse My French, entered at #4 on the Billboard 200 four years ago, though he’s released a number of mixtapes and collaborations since that effort. Will this debut at the top? We’ll find out very soon.

COLDPLAY – Kaleidoscope (iTunes)
With their first new music since the A Head Full Of Dreams album at the end of 2015, this popular English band is searching for their fifth #1 release on the Billboard 200 chart. Unfortunately, it’s likely not going to happen, but its sales should be fairly solid. One of the tracks on this EP is a remix of “Something Just Like This”, with The Chainsmokers, which got to #1 on the Hot AC and Top 40 charts earlier this year.

More albums out this week: Astrid S‘s Party’s Over (Acoustic) (iTunes), Meg Mac‘s Low Blows (iTunes), Mura Masa‘s Mura Masa (iTunes), Oh Wonder‘s Ultralife (iTunes), The Vamps‘s Night & Day (iTunes), WizKid‘s Sounds From The Other Side (iTunes), Kidz Bop Kids 35 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Kirstin‘s LOVE (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Brave”, Zayde Wolf (iTunes)
“Come Back For You”, Grace Mitchell (iTunes)
“Close Enough”, R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“COPYCAT”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Dark Four Door”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Found What I’ve Been Looking For”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Goodbye”, Echosmith (iTunes)
“I Like Me Better (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Lauv (iTunes)
“King Is Born”, Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Lay It On Me”, Vance Joy (iTunes)
“Lucid”, Mitch James (iTunes)
“My Little Corner Of The World”, Gin Wigmore (iTunes)
“Not Over Yet”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“One Night Only”, The Struts (iTunes)
“Paradise”, MNEK (iTunes)
“Rich Love”, OneRepublic & Seeb (iTunes)
“RIP”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Show Me”, John Splithoff featuring Madison Ryann Ward (iTunes)
“Sit Next To Me”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Sorry Not Sorry”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Those Were The Days”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“Tired (Kygo Remix)”, Alan Walker featuring Gavin James (iTunes)
“True Feeling”, Galantis (iTunes)
“Warriors”, Tigertown (iTunes)
“Woman”, Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns (iTunes)
“Your Song (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Rita Ora (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Foster The People, Lana Del Rey and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Vital Titles: The CHRonicles Of A “Night”

Here comes the "Night".

Here comes the “Night”.

As it sometimes happens on the CHR/Top 40 format, there are two songs with the same title, but a different melody, competing for slots across the panel. In this case, there are two “All Night” releases freshly reaching the top 60, with each steadily gaining week-to-week. I think I’ll grab some popcorn while they duke it out. (Just grab the fat-free kind, I’m on a diet after award season.)

These acts, a solo rapper and a pop quartet, may not share the same fan base in terms of core demographics and other statistics, but they do have plenty of supporters globally. Will radio’s gatekeepers give them the green light? Let me know what you think!

CHANCE THE RAPPER featuring KNOX FORTUNE – “All Night” (in2une)

PEAK: #56 (as of 2/26/17)

KEY STATIONS TO DATE: WBMP/New York, WBBM and WKSC/Chicago, KMVQ/San Francisco, additional airplay in Boston and Orlando
PRIOR CHART ACTION: no top 50 hits to date; “No Problem” (featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz) and his feature on “All My Friends” (Snakehips) impacted at the format, but failed to chart.
STREAMS TO DATE: 43+ million on Spotify
ADDITIONAL INFO: “All Night” now ranks in the top 30 on Rhythmic radio, where it’s being played in some prominent markets.

PREDICTION: Cloudy with a chance of Chance; in2une’s inconsistent track record at the format with independent artists could be the biggest issue holding “Night” back, but the Best New Artist winner may surprise with a sleeper hit. Stream a little stream of him.

VS.

THE VAMPS & MATOMA – “All Night” (Island/Republic)

PEAK: #57 (as of 2/26/17)

KEY STATIONS TO DATE: Hits 1/SiriusXM, Radio Disney/Los Angeles, additional airplay in Las Vegas and Phoenix
PRIOR CHART ACTION: “Somebody To You” (featuring Demi Lovato) got as high as #50 for two weeks in September 2014; a reissued uptempo remix of “Can We Dance” and “Wake Up” failed to chart.
STREAMS TO DATE: 143+ million on Spotify
ADDITIONAL INFO: “All Night” has reached the top 40 in four countries overseas, including a lone top ten (#6) peak in Ireland.

PREDICTION: Re-vamped image and sound is a streaming winner, but minimal U.S. support makes this “Night” less memorable. Will the U.S. audience ever fully appreciate The Vamps? It is just too hard to tell at the moment. Hey, there’s always the next single.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (February 2017)

Radio Report - February 2017

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 during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in February in this month’s Radio Report:

GNASH featuring JOHNNY YUKON – “Home” (Atlantic, February 7 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Singer Garrett Nash, along with Olivia O’Brien, had a slow ride up the chart in 2016 with “i hate u, i love u” (#5).

JAMES HERSEY – “Miss You” (Glassnote, February 7 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Hersey was the vocalist on Dillon Francis and Kygo’s “Coming Over”, which quickly peaked at #36 in April 2016.

THE VAMPS & MATOMA – “All Night” (Island/Republic, February 7 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: The British group has struggled at the format; their biggest hit, “Somebody To You”, briefly got to #50 in 2014.

HARDWELL featuring JAY SEAN – “Thinking About You” (Epic, February 14 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Sean had a run of five top 40 hits between 2009 and 2011, but has struggled to find an audience in recent years.

GROUPLOVE – “Good Morning” (Canvasback/Atlantic, February 7 – Alternative)
Album: Big Mess (2016)
Past ALT History: The California band was in the top five late last year with “Welcome To Your Life”. Will they be welcomed back?

AMERICAN AUTHORS – “I’m Born To Run” (Island/Republic, February 14 – Alternative)
Album: What We Live For (2016)
Past ALT History: The quartet last charted at this format in 2014 with “Best Day Of My Life” (#18), a #1 song on the Hot AC listing.

COLD WAR KIDS – “Love Is Mystical” (Capitol, February 14 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: Some stations just can’t get rid of “First”, which spent seven weeks at #1 in 2015. Hope they make room for this!

DEPECHE MODE – “Where’s The Revolution” (Columbia, February 14 – Alternative)
Album: Spirit (2017)
Past ALT History: They’ve had an incredible stretch of 19 chart singles since 1989, with four reaching #1. They last charted in 2013.

Which of these new songs would you like to see on the charts later this year? Let me know!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 27, 2015

A Vamp of approval.

A Vamp of approval.

This week’s New Music Friday serves a small order of releases after that big Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s a look at this week’s top new albums and singles:

  • THE VAMPS — Wake Up (iTunes)
    • Though the title track tanked at pop radio, where the group has yet to see a song peak above #50, it’s currently being used in a Hulu commercial. Their last full-length set hit the top 40 on the Billboard 200 a year ago, but this might be a miss for the four guys. We’ll see soon.
  • DAVID GUETTA — Listen Again (iTunes)
    • Guetta’s Listen was first released a year ago following the moderate U.S. success of “Dangerous”, though it was “Hey Mama” that became a huge hit during the summer, the DJ’s biggest since the spring of 2012. This reissue features six new songs, remixes and edits.
  • More albums out this week: Danzig‘s Skeletons (iTunes), Dre Murray‘s 34 (iTunes), Goo Goo Dolls‘s A Boy Named Goo (20th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes), Major Lazer‘s Peace Is The Mission (Extended) (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Johnnie Guilbert‘s Not So Perfect (iTunes), Kita Alexander‘s Like You Want To (iTunes), Ruth B‘s The Intro (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Blank Space”, Michael Ray (iTunes)
  • “Don’t Want To Fight”, Kaya Stewart (iTunes)
  • “Everglow”, Coldplay (iTunes)
  • “Fine By Me”, Chris Brown (iTunes)
  • “Home”, Shanice Williams (iTunes)
  • “Honey, I’m Good”, The Railers (iTunes)
  • “L.A. Devotee”, Panic! At The Disco (iTunes)
  • “One Million Bullets”, Sia (iTunes)
  • “Pull Me Up”, KYKO (iTunes)
  • “Ruby”, Foster The People (iTunes)
  • “Running Out”, Matoma & Astrid S. (iTunes)
  • “Sad Boy”, G-Eazy (iTunes)
  • “Stitches”, Francesco Yates (iTunes)
  • “Superstar”, Curren$y featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
  • “The More You Give (The More You’ll Have)”, Michael Bublé (iTunes)

Next week, we’ll have a bigger update for you, with new albums from Coldplay, G-EazyTroye Sivan and more. See you then!

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