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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, December 2-8, 2018

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

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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GREYSON CHANCE – “Twenty One” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance
Notes: Sometimes songs hit you in the middle of a party… that’s the atmosphere of Greyson’s new one, a quality introspective track.

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SVRCINA – “Dragonflies” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance
Notes: A semi-regular here on the weekly Rewind, the latest single by this performer is a tiny animal of a title with a big pop punch.

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VESPERTEEN – “Operate” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: This operation is certainly a big success! The track’s blend of theatrical pop and bursts of energy make it an awesome choice.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM MELCHOR – “Real Estate”
FLEURIE – “Love Has No Limits”
GRACEN HILL featuring LUKR – “Emotional Karate”
KELSY KARTER – “Catch Me If You Can”
KIN – “City Lights”
TYLER HILTON – “How Long ‘Til I Lose You”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 8/13 – 8/19/17

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

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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ALY & AJ – “Take Me” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Returning to their original name for the first time since 2009, sisters Alyson and Amanda Joy Michalka left the pop world shook on Friday with the release of their new track. The 80’s synth-pop influence is real on this top tune, which makes it all the more lovable.

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BONNIE MCKEE – “Thorns” (iTunes) (Spotify)
She’s a super singer/songwriter with a little PGTC history: her “Stars In Your Heart” was noted in the Rewind from the week before Christmas, while “Somebody” and “American Girl” have both hit my chart. The prickly pop single is deliciously dark and intriguing.

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DANIELLA MASON – “Cruel Summer” (iTunes) (Spotify)
I would be the one to scream “Hot Bananarama remake!” upon seeing the title of this next track, but it’s not actually a cover. Mason has already been noted twice on the Rewind this summer, and her irresistible pop gem will shimmy its way onto your latest playlist.

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TYLER HILTON – “Overtime” (iTunes) (Spotify)
One of the great albums from my freshman year of high school was Hilton’s The Tracks Of set, and I’m happy to report that I’m still digging his music 13 years later. The bluesy pop/rock cut is definitely a winner, showcasing all that’s made him great over the years.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BIEN – “Electric Dream” (SoundCloud)
STALGIA – “Talk To My Skin” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 19, 2004

Darkness, daughters and ditties.

Darkness, daughters and ditties.

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 twelve years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 19, 2004…

Debuts:
40. SKYE SWEETNAM, “Number One”
39. BRYAN ADAMS, “Flying”
38. CARBON LEAF, “Life Less Ordinary”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see below!)

10. PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” (down 4)
Album: Love Songs: A Compilation… Old And New (2004, Atlantic/Rhino Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. SOULDECISION, “Kiss The Walls” (up 14)
Album: Shady Satin Drug (2004, Sextant Records)
Peak: #5

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “Since U Been Gone” (up 1)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. NAOMI STRIEMER, “Fall Behind” (up 1)
Album: Images (2006, S Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. TYLER HILTON, “When It Comes” (up 1)
Album: The Tracks Of (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. JOHN MAYER, “Daughters” (down 2)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. SEAL, “Walk On By” (up 1)
Album: Best 1991–2004 (2004, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. MAROON 5, “Sunday Morning” (up 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

02. DARREN HAYES, “Darkness” (steady, third week)
Album: The Tension And The Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. GREEN DAY, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” (steady, third week)
Album: American Idiot (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for seven 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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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 12/4 – 12/10

Record Rewind - December 11, 2016

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

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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GOLDEN COAST – “Make Ya Move” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It was hard selecting just one spotlight track from this duo’s self-titled EP, which was released a few days ago. Both “Comeback Kid” and “Recess” are former Rewind picks, and “Move” is bound to move up in streams and blog entries. You’ll bounce to this pop bop.

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PATTERNIST – “When The Lights Turn Low” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Gabe Mouer, a musician based in Portland, OR, was featured on the Rewind three weeks ago with the title track from Give It Up, an EP he released on Friday. Shades of dance-pop and indie rock color this fun cut, making it (and the other songs) an enjoyable listen.

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TYLER HILTON – “Next To You” (iTunes) (Spotify)
High school flashback! Signed to Maverick Records, this singer’s “When It Comes” and “How Love Should Be” were both hits on my chart, with “When” going to #5 just after Christmas in 2004. Hilton self-releases his music now, and the results are pretty fantastic.

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YOUNG SUMMER – “Old Chunk Of Coal” (iTunes – n/a) (Spotify – n/a)
I said to myself one day recently, “Self, how have you survived without noting Young Summer on the Rewind in over a month?” As I struggled to find an answer, lo and behold, this John Anderson cover appeared. It’s a beautiful reinterpretation of a country classic.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
BEST NIGHT EVER – “Caught Up” (SoundCloud)
JUNIOR PROM – “Contenders” (SoundCloud)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 2, 2005

Gimme 5 (or ten.)

Gimme 5 (or ten.)

Happy New Year! It’s time for yet 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 a past countdown straight from archives of my top 40 chart. 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 eleven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 2, 2005…

Debuts:
39. BLUE featuring LIL’ KIM, “Get Down On It”
37. JACK JOHNSON, “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing”
26. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring FABOLOUS, “Get Right”

Biggest Mover(s):
CARBON LEAF, “Life Less Ordinary” (27-20, seven spots)

10. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Let Me Go” (up 5)
Album: Seventeen Days (2005, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. GWEN STEFANI featuring EVE, “Rich Girl” (up 1)
Album: Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

08. SOULDECISION, “Kiss The Walls” (steady, second week)
Album: Shady Satin Drug (2004, Sextant Records)
Peak: #5

07. KELLY CLARKSON, “Since U Been Gone” (steady, second week)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. NAOMI STRIEMER, “Fall Behind” (steady, second week)
Album: Images (2006 – Canadian release, S Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. TYLER HILTON, “When It Comes” (steady, second week)
Album: The Tracks Of (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. SEAL, “Walk On By” (steady, third week)
Album: Best 1991–2004 (2004, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. MAROON 5, “Sunday Morning” (steady, third week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

02. DARREN HAYES, “Darkness” (steady, fifth week)
Album: The Tension And The Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. GREEN DAY, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” (steady, fifth week)
Album: American Idiot (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 26, 2004

The flashback "comes" and goes.

The flashback “comes” and goes.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. This is one more chart from my high school days, just a day after Christmas, and it was bitterly cold in the heart of another New England winter. Here’s a look at my top 40 from December 26, 2004:

Debuts:
40. PHIL COLLINS, “Tearing And Breaking”
39. LOW MILLIONS, “Eleanor”

Biggest Mover:
CARBON LEAF, “Life Less Ordinary” (38-27) (11 spots)

10. GWEN STEFANI featuring EVE, “Rich Girl”
Taking a large leap into the top ten this week from #18 was this second single from Love. Angel. Music. Baby., Stefani’s first solo album. First single “What You Waiting For?” spent a week at #1 on my chart, though it experienced a fast rise and fast fall at radio and retail. Teaming up with producer Dr. Dre and rapper Eve, “Rich” took in some riches and led to the album’s biggest hit, “Hollaback Girl”.

09. JOHN MAYER, “Daughters”
It’s weird to think that Mayer never wanted this as a single, because this bluesy ballad became the most successful one from his second album, Heavier Things, cracking the Hot 100’s top 20. It remains his biggest era for me with two other top 5 hits: “Bigger Than My Body” (#1 for 6 weeks) and “Clarity” (#4). He has yet to make my chart with any of the three singles off his latest album, Paradise Valley.

08. SOULDECISION, “Kiss The Walls”
After hitting it big in 2000 with “Faded”, this trio took some time off before coming back as a quartet for second album Shady Satin Drug. Co-produced by Nile Rodgers, it tanked, but two of its singles reached my chart: “Cadillac Dress” and this, which peaked at #5. They’ve since split, but leader Trevor Guthrie recently appeared on a single with DJ Armin Van Buuren, “This Is What It Feels Like”.

07. KELLY CLARKSON, “Since U Been Gone”
It’s the song that put producer Dr. Luke on the map and gave Clarkson one of the biggest hits of her career — at least on a national level. With a #2 peak on the Hot 100 and seven weeks at #1 on CHR radio in the spring of 2005, we were jamming out to this anthem for some time. On my top 40, “Since” fizzled out at #7 for two weeks before dropping. Even bigger hits would be down the line for her.

06. NAOMI STRIEMER, “Fall Behind”
This is probably the most obscure song in the top ten, but a lot of members on the one of the message boards I posted on rallied behind this New York singer’s debut release. Striemer, unfortunately, was another victim of Epic Records, with a single that went nowhere at radio and an album that was shelved. Now independent, “Fall” was finally released on her The Green Album in the fall of 2009.

05. TYLER HILTON, “When It Comes”
You may remember this guy from acting on The WB’s One Tree Hill or perhaps from movies like Walk The Line, but it was back in 2004 that a then 21-year-old Hilton was climbing high with his debut single. He made my chart two times after “When”; in 2005, “How Love Should Be” got as high as #12, and in 2006, a cover of John Waite‘s “Missing You” went to #25. He still records independently.

04. SEAL, “Walk On By”
With his take on a classic as originally performed by Dionne Warwick, the British soul singer gave the song some new life to a new audience. “Walk” was first featured on the performer’s greatest hits compilation, Best 1991–2004, and garnered some minor sales in several countries. It also went to Adult Contemporary radio in the U.S. to little notice. His last album thus far, Soul 2, was issued in 2011.

03. MAROON 5, “Sunday Morning”
Earth, Wind & Fire and No Doubt both took the title into the pop top 40 in the 90’s and Maroon 5 just wanted to join the party with a “Sunday” of their own. Following “She Will Be Loved”, this climbed at a moderate clip before stalling out at #3 for five straight weeks, becoming the fourth consecutive top 5 single from their Songs About Jane album. The band is still very much active today.

02. DARREN HAYES, “Darkness”
To be “Pop!ular”, I helped Hayes be popular on my top 40 chart when that first single from 2004’s The Tension And The Spark spent three non-consecutive weeks at #1. This followup release didn’t do nearly as well internationally, but after some time at #2, it would also spend a couple of frames atop of my survey in early 2005. He last charted in 2012 with another top ten hit, “Stupid Mistake”.

01. GREEN DAY, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”
Spending a fourth week on top was this monster smash which you couldn’t avoid on both the Alternative and CHR airwaves; not bad for a band who was ten years into their charting days at that point. “Boulevard” would prove to be the trio’s biggest hit ever, spending a total of seven weeks at #1 on my top 40. It was certified 2x Platinum and boosted sales of parent album American Idiot to the tune of 6 million copies in sales as of earlier this year. They last charted in the fall of 2012 with “Oh Love”, which just missed the top 20.

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback 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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