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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Thirty Seven


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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
JT ROACH – “Make It Up To You” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

After his win on the NBC show Songland, leading to his original composition “Somebody To Love” being cut by OneRepublic, the Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter delivers another cool lyric and song with a much softer production, which flows very well.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
WRABEL – “Flying” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Eighth appearance

A few cuts from this performer’s new EP titled One Of Those Happy People (which came out on Friday) have already been included on the Rewind since the spring. This track, a groovy and glitzy gem that was written with Jesse Shatkin and Jesse Thomas, is a bop.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
DRUMAQ – “Granola”
EMILY VAUGHN – “Baddie”
GABRIELLE APLIN – “Kintsugi”
PRETTY SISTER & MARCLO – “Tequila”
YOUR SMITH – “Man Of Weakness”

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: September 18, 2016

“Wild” adventures in Chart Land.

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 18, 2016…

Debuts:
40. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Roll Up”
39. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts”
38. THE FRAY, “Singing Low”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #5 below)

10. TROYE SIVAN featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Wild” (down 3)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. GAVIN DEGRAW, “She Sets The City On Fire” (up 1)
Album: Something Worth Saving (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. PASSENGER, “Somebody’s Love” (down 3)
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (2016, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. SHAWN MENDES, “Treat You Better” (down 3)
Album: Illuminate (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Goldmine” (up 3)
Album: The Malibu Sessions (2016, PlummyLou/RED Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me” (up 8)
Album: Nobody But Me (2016, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. SERENA RYDER, “Got Your Number” (up 2)
Album: Electric Love (EP) (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. BASTILLE, “Good Grief” (steady, second week)
Album: Wild World (2016, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. PHANTOGRAM, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” (steady, second week)
Album: Three (2016, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. WRABEL, “11 Blocks” (steady, fifth week)
Album: We Could Be Beautiful (EP) (2017, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for five 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 13, 2019

From Top to the top.

As the weekend arrives, so do these new releases for all the top boys and girls in the world! From rap to rock and everything in-between, here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

THE LUMINEERS – III (iTunes)
Features: “Gloria”, a recent #1 song on the Alternative and Triple A charts, and “Life In The City”, now in the top 15 on the latter list

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Top Boy (A Selection Of Music Inspired By The Series) (iTunes)
Features: new music from AJ Tracey, Dave, Drake, Popcaan and more

Notable albums out this week: Charli XCX‘s Charli (iTunes), Drumaq‘s Vitamin D (iTunes), Emeli Sandé‘s Real Life (iTunes), Goo Goo Dolls‘s Miracle Pill (iTunes), Hardy‘s Hixtape (Vol. 1) (iTunes), Hobo Johnson‘s The Fall Of Hobo Johnson (iTunes), Joseph‘s Good Luck, Kid (iTunes), Korn‘s The Nothing (iTunes), Paula Cole‘s Revolution (iTunes), Prince‘s The Versace Experience: Prelude 2 Gold (iTunes), Puddle Of Mudd‘s Welcome To Galvania (iTunes), Sam Fender‘s Hypersonic Missiles (iTunes), Shawn Colvin‘s Steady On (30th Anniversary Acoustic Edition) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Jason Aldean‘s From The Album “9” (iTunes), LOVA‘s A Gentleman’s Guide (iTunes), MARINA‘s Love + Fear (Acoustic) (iTunes), Mark Diamond‘s Hummingbird Two (iTunes), Ruel‘s Free Time (iTunes), Wrabel‘s One Of Those Happy People (iTunes), Your Smith‘s Wild Wild Woman (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“@thebackoftheparty”, Push Baby (iTunes)
“1, 2 Many”, Luke Combs & Brooks & Dunn (iTunes)
“10/10”, Rex Orange County (iTunes)
“A Dream Is All I Need To Get By”, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (iTunes)
“Baddie”, Emily Vaughn (iTunes)
“Black & Blue”, Lost Frequencies & Mokita (iTunes)
“Black & Blue”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Boys Will Be Boys (BWBB)”, Bülow (iTunes)
“Can’t Be Happier”, Sj + Sugar Jesus featuring GoldFord (iTunes)
“Choose”, Stan Walker featuring Hamo Dell (iTunes)
“Crying Underwater”, Dami Im (iTunes)
“Dear Future Self (Hands Up)”, Fall Out Boy featuring Wyclef Jean (iTunes)
“Doing To Me (Stripped Down)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Don’t Call Me Angel”, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Don’t Lose Love”, Quintino x AFSHeeN featuring Cher Lloyd (iTunes)
“Don’t Say”, Robinson (iTunes)
“Don’t You Worry” and “Please Don’t Go”, Jez Dior (iTunes)
“Dork”, Sueco The Child (iTunes)
“Dreamland”, Pet Shop Boys featuring Years & Years (iTunes)
“Exit Sign”, The Knocks featuring Gallant (iTunes)
“Faces (KAJ Remix)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Father Of All…”, Green Day (iTunes)
“FCK U”, Openside (iTunes)
“F*ck No”, 99 Neighbors featuring Brasstracks & PhiloSofie (iTunes)
“Genetics”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Ghetto Love”, WizKid (iTunes)
“Gift And A Curse”, Skizzy Mars featuring Yung Pinch (iTunes)
“Glorious”, Ella Henderson (iTunes)
“Graveyard”, Halsey (iTunes)
“I’m Not Alright (EDX’s Dubai Skyline Remix)”, Loud Luxury & Bryce Vine (iTunes)
“If You Need Me”, Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Intentions”, Big Boi, Sleepy Brown & CeeLo Green (iTunes)
“Kintsugi”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“LaLaLa”, Black Coffee & Usher (iTunes)
“Lost (Joel Corry Remix)”, End Of The World featuring Clean Bandit (iTunes)
“Louder”, Martin Jensen (iTunes)
“Make It Up To You”, JT Roach (iTunes)
“Mother”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“My Family”, Migos, Karol G & Snoop Dogg featuring Rock Mafia (iTunes)
“My Town”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“Nothing”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“Oh My God!”, Colouring (iTunes)
“Over Drinking”, Little Big Town (iTunes)
“Paranoia”, Digital Farm Animals featuring Alec King (iTunes)
“Post Code”, James Cherry (iTunes)
“Put Me Back Together”, Caitlyn Smith (iTunes)
“Que Calor”, Major Lazer featuring J Balvin & El Alfa (iTunes)
“Rather Be Alone”, Robin Schulz featuring Nick & Sam Martin (iTunes)
“Rent Free”, Russ (iTunes)
“Secrets”, Becky G (iTunes)
“Sleeping Next To You”, Ayokay (iTunes)
“Smile For The Camera”, UPSAHL (iTunes)
“Somebody To Love”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Sorry”, Saint PHNX (iTunes)
“Spirit”, Jack Larsen (iTunes)
“Stay Happy”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Suicide Doors”, French Montana featuring Gunna (iTunes)
“Tequila”, Pretty Sister & MarcLo (iTunes)
“The End Of The Game”, Weezer (iTunes)
“The Game”, Milky Chance (iTunes)
“The Great Divide”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“The Way I Am”, Gavin Haley & Ella Vos (iTunes)
“This Is What Being Cheated On Feels Like”, Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Ticket to L.A. (Acoustic)”, Brett Young (iTunes)
“Too Good”, Breathe Carolina (iTunes)
“Treehouse (R3HAB Remix)”, James Arthur with Ty Dolla $ign & Shotty Horroh (iTunes)
“Where Does It Hurt?”, Brigetta (iTunes)
“Wild West”, Dennis Lloyd (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Blink-182, Brittany Howard, the Zac Brown Band and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Thirty Six


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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
DRUMAQ – “Innit” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

Just ahead of his mixtape Vitamin D, which debuts on Friday, this performer unleashes a very groovy side to the project on the new single to be released from it. The disco-tinged production packs a little nostalgia, but remains contemporary enough to sound fresh.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
DANIELLA MASON – “Woman Lover Powerful”

DELACEY – “Actress”
DES ROCS – “Living Proof”
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “I Need You More Than You Want Me”
KEVIN GARRETT – “Factor In”
LAUV (as WOOF! IT’S BILLY) – “Light Rain”
LIFE OF DILLON – “Surrender”
WANDERER – “Know Your Heart”
WRABEL – “Flickers”

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 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Thirty Three

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
BLAKE ROSE – “Heavy Sh*t” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

Blooming onto another edition of the Rewind, this Rose is already firmly rooted among my favorite independent performers during the last year. Luckily, he pours out another nice tune with this edgier sound, which wouldn’t sound out of place at Alternative radio.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
BRUCE WIEGNER – “Malicious” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

With his first track to make the weekly Rewind since March, Wiegner debuts a new single that may have a harmful title, but it won’t be destroying anything in the immediate vicinity (other than some future damage on the charts.) It might be his best solo cut so far.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
WRABEL – “Magic” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

From a major label performer to making major records as an independent artist, this multi-talented guy scores another appearance on the Rewind with a magical new release that’s among the best singles of the week. The smooth R&B-influenced sound is real cool.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BENEDICT CORK – “Boys Don’t Cry”
CAL – “My Brother”
GABRIELLE APLIN & JP COOPER – “Losing Me”
JACKSON HARRIS – “Something To Believe In”
SAM TINNESZ – “We’re Gonna Make It”
STEFAN BENZ – “Cool 4 Me”
VÉRITÉ – “Ocean”
ZAYDE WØLF – “Rumble”

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 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Six

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
KIM PETRAS – “Shinin'” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 13th appearance

With the release of her newest album Clarity on Friday, this is probably the last appearance from Petras you’ll be seeing here on the Rewind for some time. That being said, this is really good album closer to what’s been an amazing (and sometimes unexpected) era.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM LAMBERT – “Comin In Hot”
DELACEY – “The Subway Song”
PARSON JAMES, WRABEL & VINCINT – “Oh Love”
VIOLET DAYS – “All I Know”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Eighteen

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
FINNEAS – “I Lost A Friend” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 11th appearance

He’s one of the most consistent performers on the weekly recap post, so it’s no surprise that the newest track by Finneas is included in this weekend’s review. The tender pop ballad turned powerful rock stomper is another emotional one, but a really excellent song.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
LO LO – “Stay Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

It’s been a couple of months since the Canadian performer appeared on the Rewind with the title cut from Sweater Collection, a set that came out last Friday. Combining playful pop production and great lyrics, it’s easy to hear why this nine-track album is so great.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
WRABEL – “The Real Thing” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Since going independent, singer and songwriter Stephen Wrabel has enjoyed a number of songs making the Rewind post, including this track that was released on Friday. The soulful pop/rock ballad includes some interesting production and a really relatable lyric.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRASKO featuring SAINT PRESSURE – “Lipstick Stains”
DES ROCS – “SLO”
DRUMAQ – “Insecurities”
KIM PETRAS – “Got My Number”
KYAN PALMER x NICOPOP. – “Headcase”
NIGHTTIME CROWD featuring SAM FISCHER – “Shadows Will Fall”
STEFAN ALEXANDER – “Thunderclap”
TESSA VIOLET – “I Like (The Idea Of) You”
WYLDER – “Ghosts”

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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