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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 9, 2019

In the Rick of time.

From Miami to Milan, the ports are open for popular releases to grab your attention this week. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores for Friday:

RICK ROSS – Port Of Miami 2 (iTunes)
Features: The Drake-assisted “Gold Roses”, a current top 50 entry on the Urban chart

SLIPKNOT – We Are Not Your Kind (iTunes)
Features: “Unsainted”, a current top 20 hit on the Active Rock chart

Notable albums out this week: Bazzi‘s Soul Searching (iTunes), Dirty Heads‘s Super Moon (iTunes), half•alive‘s Now, Not Yet (iTunes), Kevin George‘s My Darlings A Demon (iTunes), SAFIA‘s Story’s Start Or End (iTunes), The Regrettes‘s How Do You Love? (iTunes), Tori Kelly‘s Inspired By True Events (iTunes), Wilder Woods‘s Wilder Woods (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: AUGUST 08‘s Happy Endings With An Asterisk (iTunes), Ayokay‘s We Come Alive (1-3) (iTunes), Bas‘s Spilled Milk 1 (iTunes), Blueface‘s Dirt Bag (iTunes), Brakence‘s Bhavana (iTunes), Ceraadi‘s Playlist (iTunes), Christian French‘s Bright Side Of The Moon (iTunes), Fergus‘s Three Of Swords (iTunes), Hamzaa‘s Phases (iTunes), Marius‘s Makeshift (iTunes), Ruelle‘s Earth Glow (iTunes), Snow Patrol‘s Reworked (iTunes), Social House‘s Everything Changed… (iTunes), The Score‘s Stay (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Nighter (Dark Heart Remix)”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Almost Forgot (Ryan Riback Remix)”, Against The Current (iTunes)
“Anything Can Happen”, SAINt JHN featuring Meek Mill (iTunes)
“Bad Word”, Salem (iTunes)
“Beautiful People (NOTD Remix)”, Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“Black Sheep”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Blame Game”, Mxmtoon (iTunes)
“Boys Should Never Cry”, R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“Break My Broken Heart”, Winona Oak (iTunes)
“Cave In”, Elle Winter (iTunes)
“Charlie”, Mallrat (iTunes)
“Cholo Love”, Scarypoolparty (iTunes)
“Colors”, The Knocks (iTunes)
“Destruction”, nothing,nowhere. & Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Easier (Live From The Vault)”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
“Emotions”, Cashmere Cat (iTunes)
“Face To Face”, Ruel (iTunes)
“Fear Inoculum”, Tool (iTunes)
“Forgive Or Forget (Acoustic)”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Ghost”, Nick De La Hoyde (iTunes)
“Going With You”, Joshua Radin (iTunes)
“Good Life”, Kwassa (iTunes)
“Got The Moves”, UNSECRET featuring Whissell (iTunes)
“Hair Down”, SiR featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
“Hollow”, Barns Courtney (iTunes)
“Holy Roller (Blonde Remix)”, Cyn (iTunes)
“Hot Girl Summer”, Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“I Think We Should Break Up”, Hollyn (iTunes)
“I’ll Be The One”, Noah Schnacky (iTunes)
“If You Pray Right”, Brockhampton (iTunes)
“Indestructible”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“Know”, Mary J. Blige (iTunes)
“Live Forever”, Nasty Cherry (iTunes)
“Love Might Be Found (Volcano)”, Montaigne (iTunes)
“Love Too Much”, Keane (iTunes)
“Mister Impossible”, Phantogram (iTunes)
“Mother’s Daughter (White Panda Remix)”, Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Nervous”, Jake Miller (iTunes)
“New Kind Of Love”, Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Nothing Of My Own”, KONGOS (iTunes)
“Pouring”, Iann Dior (iTunes)
“Prince Akeem”, Mike Posner featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Rooting For You”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Season Of The Witch”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Shawty”, Remi Wolf (iTunes)
“Sick”, CXLOE & gnash (iTunes)
“Slow Dance”, AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max (iTunes)
“Small Talk”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Something About You”, Elderbrook x Rudimental (iTunes)
“Something That You Know”, Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“Sou Sou”, Jidenna (iTunes)
“Sun Is Shining”, Lost Frequencies (iTunes)
“Swim Home”, Cautious Clay (iTunes)
“Swing (Tropkillaz Remix)”, Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“That’s My Man”, Miss Benny (iTunes)
“The Power”, Duke Dumont featuring Zak Abel (iTunes)
“The Lay Down”, DRAM featuring H.E.R. and watt (iTunes)
“Throw Away My Number”, Jordie Ireland featuring Riley Biederer (iTunes)
“Til I Die”, THEY. x Dillon Francis (iTunes)
“Time”, Audrey (iTunes)
“Too Close”, Louis The Child & Wrabel (iTunes)
“Unnatural Born Killer”, Yelawolf (iTunes)
“Unrequited”, RuthAnne (iTunes)
“Warrior”, Zac Brown Band (iTunes)
“Waste My Time”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Where Do You Go”, YEBBA (iTunes)

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 29, 2015

Overloading on pop bops.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 29, 2015…

40. PARACHUTE, “Crave”
39. EDEN XO, “The Weekend”
37. MATT WOODS, “In The Dark”

Biggest Mover(s):
MARTIN LUKE BROWN, “Take Out Of Me” (39-30, nine spots)

10. THE SCRIPT, “Man On A Wire” (up 3)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

09. SCOTT HELMAN, “Bungalow” (up 1)
Album: Augusta (EP) (2014, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. NATE RUESS, “Nothing Without Love” (up 4)
Album: Grand Romantic (2015, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. TORI KELLY, “Nobody Love” (up 2)
Album: Unbreakable Smile (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Sugar” (down 3)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. LIFE OF DILLON, “Overload” (up 1)
Album: Prologue (EP) (2015, Disruptor/Epic Records)
Peak: #2

04. SAINT MOTEL, “My Type” (up 1)
Album: My Type (EP) (2014, Elektra Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Style” (down 2)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. YEARS & YEARS, “King” (up 1)
Album: Communion (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. ELLIE GOULDING, “Love Me Like You Do” (steady, third week)
Album: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Soundtrack) (2015, CT/Republic-Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 14, 2018

Pretty solid effort.

Don’t cry! It’s another fabulous Friday with plenty of goodies hitting the market, from alternative to country to dance. These are the notable digital and physical releases landing on shelves this Friday:

CARRIE UNDERWOOD – Cry Pretty (iTunes)
Though this era has proven to be a mixed bag of results on the charts, including its title cut missing the top five at the Country radio format, Underwood should pull through and deliver a solid opening week on the Billboard 200 list. Will it be able to pass the recent #1 album by Eminem to secure the top spot? Stay tuned.

DAVID GUETTA – 7 (iTunes)
Guetta’s new set includes the radio singles “Don’t Leave Me Alone”, featuring Anne-Marie, and “Flames”, a duet with Sia, both of  which have received minor airplay at the Hot AC and Top 40 radio formats in the States. Expect this to be one of the top EDM titles on next week’s Billboard 200 list.

Notable albums out this week: 6LACK‘s East Atlanta Love Letter (iTunes), Felix Sandman‘s EMOTIONS (iTunes), Good Charlotte‘s Generation Rx (iTunes), Jungle‘s Forever (iTunes), Mitch James‘s Mitch James (iTunes), Tony Bennett & Diana Krall‘s Love Is Here To Stay (iTunes), Tori Kelly‘s Hiding Place (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Clara Mae‘s Sorry For Writing All The Songs About You (iTunes), Firekid‘s XY (iTunes), Wale‘s Free Lunch (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“16 Steps”, Martin Jensen & Olivia Holt featuring Yxng Bane (iTunes)
“4AM”, Dan Caplen featuring Caitlyn Scarlett (iTunes)
“Bad”, Lennon Stella (iTunes)
“Better”, Khalid (iTunes)
“Big”, Lemaitre (iTunes)
“Big Love”, Black Eyed Peas (iTunes)
“Blacklight”, The Ting Tings (iTunes)
“Break Up A Bit”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“Bulletproof Baby”, The Struts (iTunes)
“Burn Out”, Martin Garrix & Justin Mylo featuring Dewain Whitmore (iTunes)
“Call Me When You’re Sober”, Kevin George (iTunes)
“Canceled”, Bryson Tiller (iTunes)
“Crazy”, Cypress Hill (iTunes)
“Crazy”, New Hope Club (iTunes)
“Cut & Run”, Call Me Loop (iTunes)
“Dose”, Ciara (iTunes)
“Fool”, Alyson Stoner (iTunes)
“Found What I’ve Been Looking For (Friction “Back to 92″ Mix)”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Freedom”, Kris Wu featuring Jhené Aiko (iTunes)
“Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Extended)”, Cher (iTunes)
“Girl”, Jess Kent (iTunes)
“GTFO”, Mariah Carey (iTunes)
“Here I Am”, Dolly Parton and Sia (iTunes)
“I Don’t Exist”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“I Want You”, Daniel Skye (iTunes)
“I’d Rather Go Blind”, Grace Potter (iTunes)
“Joshua Tree”, Rozzi (iTunes)
“Just Wanna Love You”, Cris Cab featuring J Balvin (iTunes)
“Like I Love You”, Lost Frequencies featuring The NGHBRS (iTunes)
“Livin’ In A Dream”, The Neighbourhood featuring Nipsey Hussle (iTunes)
“Mariners Apartment Complex”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Me Vs. Us”, Tayla Parx (iTunes)
“Might Not Like Me (MOTi Remix)”, Brynn Elliott (iTunes)
“Next To You”, St. Lucia (iTunes)
“No Drama”, James Hype & Craig David (iTunes)
“NOLA”, Asiahn (iTunes)
“On Fire”, Morgan Saint (iTunes)
“Paris”, Ashlee + Evan (iTunes)
“Pistol On My Side (P.O.M.S.)”, Swizz Beatz featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Ready To Go”, Bronze Radio Return (iTunes)
“Reasons Not To Die (Demo)”, Ryn Weaver (iTunes)
“Rewind”, G-Eazy featuring Anthony Russo (iTunes)
“Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)”, The Smashing Pumpkins (iTunes)
“Sincerity Is Scary”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Situation”, Stefan James (iTunes)
“So Real (Warriors)”, Too Many Zooz vs. KDA featuring Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“Song About You”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“Sprinkle”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Survive”, Don Diablo featuring Emeli Sandé & Gucci Mane (iTunes)
“Tears & Tantrums”, XYLØ (iTunes)
“Thick And Thin”, LANY (iTunes)
“Too Turnt”, Lougotcash featuring Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“Voices”, Against The Current (iTunes)
“Wake Up In The Sky”, Gucci Mane x Bruno Mars x Kodak Black (iTunes)
“Wasted”, Jesse McCartney (iTunes)
“Worst”, BURNS featuring Johnny Yukon (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Josh Groban, St. Lucia and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #40-31

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

In the next ten songs on this year’s Top 100, a former American Idol winner, a young performer who auditioned for Idol and had her big break many years later, two songs from an English performer and the incredibly shrinking group that first made my chart as a quintet and is now a trio. Let’s enter into the top 40 with some added trivia and check out the next ten songs on the list…

040. CAUSES – “Walk On Water”
Label: RCA (U.K.)
Album: Under Bridges That You Built For Me
Peak: #6 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This quartet, led by Rupert Blackman, has one more song to go on the Top 100. Until we “dance” on over to the section of the chart, we have this miraculous musical moment, a title that’s been a hit on the Hot 100 two times before. In 1972, it was Neil Diamond who took his single to #17, and in 1988, Eddie Money took his song up to #9. That’s a whole lot of walking.

Kelly Clarkson
039. KELLY CLARKSON – “Invincible”
Label: RCA
Album: Piece By Piece
Peak: #7 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Clarkson remains the biggest contestant from any American Idol season to rank on my personal chart. 17 of her singles have hit the top ten on my chart, and 25 of her songs have become top 40 hits, way ahead of the act in second place. In my current chart, the title track from her latest album could extend that top ten total to 18 shortly. Stay tuned to see if that happens!

Martin Luke Brown
038. MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Take Out Of Me”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: Take Out Of Me (EP)
Peak: #8

Top 40 Trivia: So far, in his short career, Brown has managed to place four singles in my top 40 in a year. I’d say that’s a pretty good start, and one that will hopefully lead him to even more success on the national charts in 2016. Though he hasn’t reached #1 yet, there is a Brown singer that has. In May 2010, it was VV Brown that spent four weeks at the top with “Shark In The Water”.

Ed Sheeran
037. ED SHEERAN – “Photograph”
Label: Atlantic
Album: x
Peak: #10 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: When Sheeran’s song hit the top ten on the CHR/Pop chart earlier this year, it became the latest title to reach a top ten peak in three different decades. The other “Photograph” songs to do it were by Ringo Starr (#1, 1973) and Nickelback (#3, 2005). Additionally, “Photograph” by Def Leppard managed a #16 peak in 1983. I guess photos are popular in any decade.

Tori Kelly
036. TORI KELLY – “Nobody Love”
Label: Capitol
Album: Unbreakable Smile
Peak: #6 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Eight of the songs in this year’s Top 100 were a part of iHeartMedia’s On The Verge program, which gives radio stations at a given format a song to play for a minimum of 150 spins with special on-air branding. Kelly’s track is one of four from a CHR/Top 40 campaign, like the previously revealed Conrad Sewell and Prince Royce and a higher release by Nate Ruess.

Delta Rae
035. DELTA RAE – “Scared”
Label: Sire
Album: After It All
Peak: #7 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: They’ve been touring all over the States this year, but luckily, they get to take a breather over the holidays. This sextet from North Carolina is a fantastic live act, and their albums are certainly quality, including their latest set. In fact, it was in the spring that After became the group’s first album to make the Billboard 200. Here’s hoping that their profile continues to rise.

Scott Helman
034. SCOTT HELMAN – “Bungalow”
Label: Warner Bros. (Canada)
Album: Augusta (EP)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: 2015 wasn’t the biggest of years for Canadian-born artists on my top 40, but Helman, who lives in Toronto, had a solid debut with a track that just missed hitting the top ten on the Hot AC chart up north. Only Carly Rae Jepsen and Shawn Mendes managed to rank higher on my year-end list. Both “Machine” and “That Sweater” off his EP are now charting in Canada.

Years & Years
033. YEARS & YEARS – “Desire”
Label: Interscope
Album: Communion
Peak: #2 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This single from the English trio was the third to be released from their debut album and their first to break the top 40 in their native United Kingdom. That was in November of 2014. Almost a year later, in September, the song impacted pop radio in the U.S. and unfortunately tanked harder than their previous single, “King”. Can the trio have a proper U.S. hit in 2016?

032. PARACHUTE – “Crave”
Label: Vanguard
Album: (single only)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: “Crave” was co-written by the leader of a former Adam’s Top 40 act. It’s the Gabe Dixon Band, and their one charting song, “Till You’re Gone”, peaked at #35 in the fall of 2008. Dixon, who now releases as a solo artist, is currently based in Nashville. (Another co-writer, Jamie Hartman, just missed making my chart in late 2007 as the lead vocalist of Ben’s Brother.)

Martin Luke Brown
031. MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Nostalgia”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: (single only)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: A few of the acts that made this year’s Top 100 countdown were featured in the Introducing rotation slot on the weekly playlist compiled by the heads of BBC Radio 1. This slot, which a song holds for just a week, enables a new artist to receive seven spins across several different shows. Brown’s great song was played in October 2014 and led to his current record contract.

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 30 through 21, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #80-61

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

In the next 20 songs on the countdown, our entries include a controversial Country crossover, a trio named after a male who isn’t actually in the group, the first single from a musical to hit my chart in four years, a Best New Artist nominee and a song title that I will get to experience for the first time on March 1, 2017. Age is just a number, by the way, but it’s a countdown; we have plenty of numbers to go. Let’s get back to counting backwards, from #80 down to #61:

Songs with a + denote chart peaks as of the top 40 dated November 29, 2015
Ties broken by: 1) chart peak (and) 2) number of weeks to reach peak points

Modest Mouse
080. MODEST MOUSE – “Lampshades On Fire”
Label: Epic
Album: Strangers To Ourselves
Peak: #18

Shawn Mendes
079. SHAWN MENDES – “Something Big”
Label: Island/Republic
Album: Handwritten
Peak: #14

Eden XO
078. EDEN XO – “Too Cool To Dance”
Label: Capitol
Album: (single only)
Peak: #6 for two weeks [2014 CY]

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
077. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS – “Cecilia And The Satellite”
Label: Vanguard
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Peak: #3 for three weeks [2014 CY]

Sara Bareilles
076. SARA BAREILLES – “She Used To Be Mine”
Label: Epic
Album: What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress
Peak: #10 for three weeks+

Life Of Dillon
075. LIFE OF DILLON – “Dreams”
Label: Epic
Album: Prologue (EP)
Peak: #15

074. TRAIN – “Bulletproof Picasso”
Label: Columbia
Album: Bulletproof Picasso
Peak: #15

Martin Luke Brown
073. MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Scars On Scars”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: (single only)
Peak: #16 for two weeks

072. BANNERS – “Shine A Light”
Label: Island/Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #5 for two weeks+

071. BLEACHERS – “Rollercoaster”
Label: RCA
Album: Strange Desire
Peak: #3 for two weeks [2014 CY]

070. BØRNS – “Electric Love”
Label: Interscope
Album: Dopamine
Peak: #16 for three weeks

The Avener
069. THE AVENER – “Fade Out Lines”
Label: Republic
Album: The Wanderings Of The Avener
Peak: #15 for two weeks

Tori Kelly
068. TORI KELLY – “Should’ve Been Us”
Label: Capitol
Album: Unbreakable Smile
Peak: #13

Little Big Town
067. LITTLE BIG TOWN – “Girl Crush”
Label: Capitol Nashville/Interscope
Album: Pain Killer
Peak: #14 for three weeks

066. PASSENGER – “27”
Label: Nettwerk
Album: Whispers
Peak: #10 for two weeks

Taylor Swift
065. TAYLOR SWIFT – “Bad Blood”
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Album: 1989
Peak: #12

Rob Thomas
064. ROB THOMAS – “Trust You”
Label: Atlantic
Album: The Great Unknown
Peak: #12

Olly Murs and Demi Lovato
063. OLLY MURS featuring DEMI LOVATO – “Up”
Label: Columbia
Album: Never Been Better
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne
062. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE – “Real Love”
Label: Atlantic
Album: New Eyes
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Ellie Goulding
061. ELLIE GOULDING – “On My Mind”
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope
Album: Delirium
Peak: #2+

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 60 through 41, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 22, 2015

It's so typical of her to top my chart.

It’s so typical of her to top my chart.

40. Carly Rae Jepsen – Your Type
39. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man | HIGHEST DEBUT

32. Secret Weapons – Something New (38)
31. The Score – Oh My Love (39)
28. Tori Kelly – Hollow (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece (30)
16. Gwen Stefani – Used To Love You (21)
06. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (12)

10. Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Years & Years – Desire (06) | PEAK: #02
08. One Direction – Drag Me Down (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. The 1975 – Love Me (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (12) | PEAK: #06
05. BANNERS – Shine A Light (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (03) | PEAK: #02
03. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Adele – Hello (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Front Bottoms – HELP (1)
2. Duran Duran – What Are The Chances (4)
3. Matt Woods – Blue Skies (2)
4. Marianas Trench – One Love (6)
5. Justin Timberlake – Drink You Away (8)
6. Train – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (7)
7. Band Of Merrymakers featuring Natasha Bedingfield – Wishlist (9)
8. Lukas Graham – 7 Years (10)
9. St. Lucia – Dancing On Glass (-)
10. Train – Merry Christmas Everybody (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew Ripp – Hole In My Heart
AudioDamn! – Radar
Ben Haenow featuring Kelly Clarkson – Second Hand Heart
BØRNS – 10,000 Emerald Pools
Carly Rae Jepsen – Last Christmas (new)
Causes – To The River
Elton John – Looking Up
FLETCHER – Live Young Die Free (new)
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Marc Broussard – Almost Christmas
Matt Nathanson – Adrenaline
Nathan Sykes – Over And Over Again
Olly Murs – Kiss Me
Phoebe Ryan – Mine
Royal Wood – Long Way Out
Ruen Brothers – Aces
SafetySuit – Looking Up
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – I Know What You Did Last Summer (new)
The All-American Rejects – There’s A Place
Tor Miller – Carter & Cash
Transviolet – New Bohemia
X Ambassadors – Unsteady
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • New at the top, Adele scores her fifth #1 on my chart with “Hello”, up 2-1. It’s the first single from her latest set, 25, and a lot of copies have been flying off shelves for the last two days. First week predictions for the effort keep on going up, some at or just under the three million mark in just the U.S. at this point. It’s quite the phenomenon and very well-deserved. It’s been three years since the singer last reached the summit of my top 40 with the title theme from Skyfall.
  • The Highest Debut on this week’s chart is a recent top ten on the Country radio chart for 25-year-old Thomas Rhett. It’s “Die A Happy Man”, new at #39. The tune is taken from his recent album Tangled Up, which debuted and peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200. Rhett’s single has yet to be officially serviced outside his home format, but “Happy” is being spun on at least five Hot AC stations.
  • Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen has scored with two big singles from her E•MO•TION album, “I Really Like You” (#1) and “Run Away With Me” (#2). Her latest, “Your Type”, is new at #40. A video recently premiered for it. Jepsen’s cover of the classic “Last Christmas” was also released this past Friday.
  • Just one more survey is left until the end of the 2015 Chart Year! It’s been another good year with a lot of great artists and singles. Stay tuned for more updates on the Top 100 of 2015, which will be counted down in mid-December on the blog.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (November 2015) (Part One)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new singles will be lighting up the national charts during the month. Which tracks will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a small selection of new songs being serviced in November from four different radio formats in the first part of this month’s Radio Report:

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

Tori Kelly
TORI KELLY – “Hollow” (November 2) (*)
Label: Capitol
The 22-year-old California singer/songwriter has been impressing many in the past few months after her album debuted at #2 in July and her participation in several big TV performances. However, radio has yet to fully back Kelly’s releases. Her previous two singles struggled to make it out of the teens at the format, and fell pretty quickly. Will third time be the charm for the performer?

Zella Day
ZELLA DAY – “Hypnotic” (November 2) (**)
Label: Pinetop/Hollywood
During the spring, this song almost reached the top 20 on Triple A radio and bobbed in and out of the top 50 at Alternative radio. Now, it’ll try to pick up stations at Hot AC, where it’s already seeing some action on a few west coast outlets. The singer is just 20, but she’s already accomplished much in her career. You can also check out another of her cuts in the trailer for The Finest Hours.

Kelly Clarkson
KELLY CLARKSON – “Piece By Piece” (November 9) (**)
Label: RCA
After missing the top ten at Hot AC by just one spot with “Invincible” over the summer, the original Idol winner hopes to get back into the region with the title track from her most recent studio album. The song was co-written with Greg Kurstin, who also had a hand in co-writing “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” and producing several of her other singles. We’ll see how it does next year.

Marianas Trench
MARIANAS TRENCH – “One Love” (November 9) (**)
Label: Interscope
This Vancouver quartet has achieved its fair share of success in Canada, with several hit albums and a string of certified singles. It hasn’t affected their status in the U.S. market, however; despite many attempts to launch them at radio in the States, it’s not been easy. So, expectations aren’t high, unless the song is fueled by the On The Verge program, but at least they’ll be charting up north.

Adam Lambert
ADAM LAMBERT – “Another Lonely Night” (November 16) (* + **)
Label: Warner Bros.
The former Idol runner-up is set to impact two formats just before the Thanksgiving break with the second release from his third major-label effort, The Original High. Though “Ghost Town” wasn’t a big chart hit in the U.S., it performed nicely in a handful of countries, including Australia and South Africa. It’s also the second-most streamed cut from the album at the moment on Spotify.

JOJO – “When Love Hurts” (November 16) (*)
Label: Atlantic
Three months after the digital release of III., the comeback “tringle” from the 24-year-old singer, one of the singles included on it will head to the format that she landed three top tens on between 2004 and 2006. Her last pop radio release, “Disaster”, climbed to a peak of #28 in February 2012. Let’s hope that all the hype and press from over the summer months is not totally buried now.

Which of these new singles would you like to see on top of the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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