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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, February 25 – March 3, 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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QUINN LEWIS – “In Between” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: two previous appearances, “Slipping” (July 2017) and “Hollow” (with Super Duper, September 2017)
Notes: Lewis’s music has slayed me effortlessly in the past, including a prior EP that’s no longer available, and this excellent song is no different. Is the Nashville-based performer a future pop superstar? I sure think so! “Between” is perfect for the Top 40 airwaves.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
KATELYN TARVER – “Never Fade”
VOKES – “Expectation”
YOUNG RISING SONS – “Whiskey”

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 100 of 2014: #60-41

The cream of the pop!

The cream of the pop for 2014.

Another year is in the books and it’s time for the annual listing of the 100 biggest songs that ranked among my weekly top 40 chart from December 2013 to November 2014. It was magical year full of MAGIC! and “Magic” and a lovely twelve months of lovable hits from James Blunt and The Fray. We went “home” with A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, spun around in a “dance” with Milky Chance and Walk The Moon and ended up here with all that was awesome in the year we called 2014.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 30, 2014. Those entries marked with a plus sign (+) had not yet reached their peak position as of the date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

With all that in mind, I think it’s time to rejoin the countdown at #60…

One Direction
060. ONE DIRECTION, “You & I” (#11 for two weeks)
Writers: Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott, John Ryan / Producers: Bunetta, Ryan
Label: Columbia

Eric Hutchinson
059. ERIC HUTCHINSON, “Tell The World” (#10 for three weeks)
Writers/Producers: Eric Hutchinson, Jerrod Bettis
Label: Let’s Break/Kobalt

American Authors
058. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (#1 for one week – 2013)
Writers: Zac Barnett, James Shelley, Dave Rublin, Matthew Sanchez, Shep Goodman, Aaron Accetta / Producers: Goodman, Accetta
Label: Island/Republic

Ingrid Michaelson
057. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Girls Chase Boys” (#12)
Writers: Ingrid Michaelson, Trent Dabbs, Barry Dean / Producers: Cason Cooley, Katie Herzig
Label: Cabin 24/Mom + Pop

Coldplay
056. COLDPLAY, “True Love” (#11)
Writers: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin / Producers: Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin, Paul Epworth, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic

Bleachers
055. BLEACHERS, “Rollercoaster” (#3 +)
Writers/Producers: John Hill, Jack Antonoff
Label: RCA

Taylor Henderson
054. TAYLOR HENDERSON, “Borrow My Heart” (#10)
Writers: Alex Hope, Hayley Warner, Louis Schoorl / Producer: Schoorl
Label: Sony Music (AUS)

Oh Honey
053. OH HONEY, “Be Okay” (#10)
Writers/Producers: Christian Medice, Phoebe Ryan, Mitchy Collins, Danielle Bouchard, Denis Lipari, Lawrence Principato
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic

Walk The Moon
052. WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (#1 for one week +)
Writers: Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, Eli Maiman, Benjamin Berger, Ryan McMahon / Producer: Tim Pagnotta
Label: RCA

American Authors
051. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Believer” (#8 for two weeks)
Writers: Zac Barnett, James Shelley, Dave Rublin, Matthew Sanchez, Shep Goodman, Aaron Accetta / Producers: Goodman, Accetta
Label: Island/Republic

DJ Cassidy, Jessie J and Robin Thicke
050. DJ CASSIDY featuring JESSIE J and ROBIN THICKE, “Calling All Hearts” (#6 for two weeks)
Writers: Cassidy Podell, Jessica Cornish, Claude Kelly, Gregory Cohen, Robin Thicke / Producers: Podell, Cohen
Label: Columbia

Passenger
049. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (#1 for two weeks – 2013)
Writer: Mike Rosenberg / Producers: Chris Vallejo, Mike Rosenberg
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

The Griswolds
048. THE GRISWOLDS, “Beware The Dog” (#9 for four weeks)
Writers: Daniel Duque-Perez, Christopher Whitehall / Producer: Tony Hoffer
Label: Wind-Up

Fitz & The Tantrums
047. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Fools Gold” (#10 for four weeks)
Writers: Michael Fitzpatrick, Noelle Scaggs, Joe Karnes, James King, Jeremy Ruzumna, John Wicks, Dave Bassett / Producer: Tony Hoffer
Label: Elektra/Atlantic

Young Rising Sons
046. YOUNG RISING SONS, “High” (#8 for two weeks)
Writers: Andy Tongren, Dylan Scott, Julian Dimagiba, Steve Patrick, Christian Medice, Shep Goodman, Aaron Accetta / Producers: Goodman, Accetta
Label: Dirty Canvas/Interscope

Passenger
045. PASSENGER, “Heart’s On Fire” (#9)
Writer: Mike Rosenberg / Producers: Chris Vallejo, Mike Rosenberg
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

Andy Grammer
044. ANDY GRAMMER, “Back Home” (#10 for two weeks)
Writers: Andy Grammar, Ryan Met / Producers: Met, Jon Levine
Label: S-Curve

The 1975
043. THE 1975, “Girls” (#1 for one week – 2013)
Writers: George Daniel, Matthew Healy, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald / Producers: Daniel, Healy, Hann, MacDonald, Mike Crossey
Label: Interscope

Gary Barlow
042. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (#5 for two weeks)
Writers: Gary Barlow / Producer: Steve Power
Label: Polydor (U.K.)

SecondCity
041. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (#8 for four weeks)
Writers: Bryce Wilson, Toni Braxton, Adam Fenton, Kenneth Edmonds, Rowan Harrington, Daniel Bedingfield / Producer: Harrington
Label: Columbia

Check back tomorrow for 40-31 on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 24, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

Rock you like a “Hurricane”.

DEBUTS
40. Coldplay – True Love
39. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow
22. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (35)
28. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
18. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (24)
13. Rixton – Wait On Me (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Young Rising Sons – High (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Maroon 5 – Maps (03) | PEAK: #03
02. The Script – Superheroes (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The 1975 – Heart Out (1)
2. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (2)
3. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (4)
4. The Fray – Hold My Hand (9)
5. Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (10)
6. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (5)
7. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (8)
8. Foster The People – Are You What You Want To Be? (-)
9. Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me (-)
10. MAGIC! – Let Your Hair Down (-)

In The Mix:
Bea Miller – Young Blood (new)
Bleachers – Rollercoaster
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Hilary Duff – All About You
Hudson Taylor – Chasing Rubies (new)
Lilly Wood & The Prick featuring Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (new)
Maroon 5 – Animals (new)
Neon Trees – First Things First (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do (new)
Todd Carey – Nintendo
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Weezer – Back To The Shack

Chart Notes:

  • Entering the top ten for the fourth time is singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, up 11-8 with “Don’t”. It’s the second top ten single from his album X and his fourth overall. Other “don’t” ditties to chart during this year include “Don’t Kill The Magic” by MAGIC! and “Love Don’t Die” by The Fray, which made it up to #3. We’ll see if Sheeran can break the top 5 soon.
  • The week’s Biggest Mover is from the guy who has been ruling my chart for four weeks with “My Hurricane”. Jamie Scott looks to have another smash on my survey with “Unbreakable”, up 36-28 in its second week. Scott is currently opening for One Direction on several dates of their American tour, as well as OneRepublic‘s summer tour.
  • It should be no surprise that Taylor Swift lands this week’s Highest Debut as she shakes and shimmies in at #22 with “Shake It Off”. It’s the first single from her forthcoming album 1989, due on October 27. Only one of her singles, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, notched a higher debut: that entered at #21 in its debut frame two years ago.
  • Further down at #39 is the week’s second debut, the first entry for duo Alex & Sierra. “Scarecrow” is the first single taken from their album It’s About Us, which is out on October 7. You may remember that they were the winners of the third and final season of the U.S. version of The X Factor. It’s currently gaining spins at the Hot AC format.
  • Lastly, at #40, is the third top 40 single from Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories. “Magic” and “A Sky Full Of Stars” both hit #1 and we’ll see if “True Love” can give them one more chart-topper, which would be their seventh if it pulls off the trick. A video clip for it premiered late last week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 17, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

Great Scott! He’s thrice as nice this week.

DEBUTS
38. The Young Wild – Moment Goes
36. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (40)
34. Boy & Bear – Three Headed Woman (39)
24. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Rixton – Wait On Me (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
14. Mary Lambert – Secrets (19)
05. The Script – Superheroes (11)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (06) | PEAK: #02
09. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Young Rising Sons – High (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (07) | PEAK: #06
05. The Script – Superheroes (11) | PEAK: #05
04. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Maroon 5 – Maps (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The 1975 – Heart Out (6)
2. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (5)
3. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow (9)
4. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (10)
5. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (7)
6. Grouplove – I’m With You (3)
7. Bastille – Flaws (4)
8. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (8)
9. The Fray – Hold My Hand (-)
10. Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (-)

In The Mix:
Bleachers – Rollercoaster (new)
Coldplay – True Love (new)
Counting Crows – Scarecrow
Foster The People – Are You What You Want To Be? (new)
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Hilary Duff – All About You (new)
Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me (new)
MAGIC! – Let Your Hair Down (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate
Todd Carey – Nintendo
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Weezer – Back To The Shack

Chart Notes:

  • Two songs tie for this week’s Biggest Mover, both of which made significant jumps on the chart last week. Up seven spots are “Unpack Your Heart” by Phillip Phillips (31-24) and “Wait On Me” by Rixton (27-20). “Unpack” may give Phillips his third top ten hit by the end of the summer, while “Wait” could be the second in a row for the British four piece.
  • Jamie Scott may top the chart for a third week in a row with “My Hurricane”, but his new release, “Unbreakable”, is breaking into the countdown this week at #36, making it the Highest Debut. Both are taken from his forthcoming album, also titled My Hurricane, due this October. Scott has now charted five singles between his solo material and his tunes with the duo Graffiti6.
  • Newcomers The Young Wild also go wild on the survey this week, in at #38 with “Moment Goes”. The California quintet is at radio with the single and you can find it on their forthcoming EP, For Now Not Forever, out September 2. The band has a series of concert dates in their home state, Arizona and Texas over the next few weeks.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 10, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

This “Hurricane” is blowing away the competition.

DEBUTS
40. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite
39. Boy & Bear – Three Headed Woman | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (37)
30. Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (35)
27. Rixton – Wait On Me (34)
11. The Script – Superheroes (20) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Believer (08) | PEAK: #08
09. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Young Rising Sons – High (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Maroon 5 – Maps (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (-)
2. The Young Wild – Moment Goes (6)
3. Grouplove – I’m With You (2)
4. Bastille – Flaws (3)
5. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (7)
6. The 1975 – Heart Out (9)
7. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (5)
8. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (8)
9. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow (10)
10. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (-)

In The Mix:
Counting Crows – Scarecrow
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Chasing The Sun
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate (new)
The Fray – Hold My Hand (new)
Todd Carey – Nintendo
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Weezer – Back To The Shack

Chart Notes:

  • For the second week in a row, Jamie Scott reigns supreme on the survey with “My Hurricane”, the title track from his forthcoming album. Though its U.S. run at radio is largely over at this point, a followup single titled “Unbreakable” was recently made available via an album pre-order and Scott recently shot a video for it. It will likely debut on next week’s top 40. Can he make it two solo chart-toppers in a row? We’ll see!
  • The Biggest Mover for the second week running is “Superheroes” from the trio The Script. After debuting at #30 two weeks ago, they climbed to #20 last week and to #11 this week, a gain of nine notches. This leads off No Sound Without Silence, due for a U.S. release in late September. As for actual superheroes, both Spider-Man and Superman have been in the title of at least one chart entry since 1999.
  • This week’s Highest Debut at #39 is the second single to chart this year for the Australian quintet Boy & Bear. “Three Headed Woman” is the followup to “Southern Sun”, which climbed to a peak of #8 for three weeks back in February. It was recently serviced to AAA radio, where “Sun” reached the same region. Both singles are taken from their Harlequin Dream, released last year.
  • Also, in at #40, is the first entry for Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, titled “Cecilia And The Satellite”. The 31-year-old singer/songwriter has been here before, however, as McMahon led the group Jack’s Mannequin to four top 40 singles like 2008’s “The Resolution” (#17) and 2009’s “Swim” (#20). It’s his first single with Vanguard Records.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 3, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

Scott storms the top this week.

DEBUTS
40. Moko – Your Love
37. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart
34. Rixton – Wait On Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (40)
22. Mary Lambert – Secrets (29)
20. The Script – Superheroes (30) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Young Rising Sons – High (12) | PEAK: #09
08. American Authors – Believer (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Maps (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (04) | PEAK: #02
03. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Boy & Bear – Three Headed Woman (7)
2. Grouplove – I’m With You (3)
3. Bastille – Flaws (4)
4. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (10)
5. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (9)
6. The Young Wild – Moment Goes (-)
7. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (-)
8. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (-)
9. The 1975 – Heart Out (-)
10. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow (-)

In The Mix:
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Counting Crows – Scarecrow
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Chasing The Sun (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
Todd Carey – Nintendo
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Weezer – Back To The Shack

Chart Notes:

  • 30-year-old singer and songwriter Jamie Scott claims this week’s new #1 with “My Hurricane”, the title track from his forthcoming album of the same name. Just under three years since first charting with his duo Graffiti6, he’s still creating the hits. This makes Scott one of only a handful of acts in my chart’s history to reach #1 as both a solo artist and in a group; others to pull off the trick include Brandon Flowers and The KillersPat Monahan and Train, as well as Rob Thomas and Matchbox Twenty.
  • Their “Broken Heart” may be breaking up with my top 40 as it continues to move down, but the quartet Rixton can feel relieved that their new song, “Wait On Me”, ranks as this week’s Highest Debut at #34. It’s expected to be on the band’s forthcoming album, due later this year. The boys are currently on a U.S. tour through the month of August.
  • With the second single from his sophomore album Behind The Light, former American Idol champ Phillip Phillips comes in at #37 with “Unpack Your Heart”. It’s the followup to “Raging Fire”, which peaked at #3 a few months ago. As you’d expect, it’s the first entry to use the verb unpack in its title, though it’s certainly packing hit potential.
  • Finally, at #40, is newcomer Moko with a song that’s bound to do some damage in the U.K. later this month, “Your Love”. The 22-year-old singer was first featured on a Chase & Status single, “Count On Me”, last year. It went top ten in several European territories, much like this solo release of hers should do.
  • You’ve likely heard the news by now that former American Idol contestant Michael Johns passed away Friday at the age of 35. Johns also made my personal top 40, peaking at #24 with his sole entry, a minor Adult Contemporary hit in 2009 titled “Heart On My Sleeve”. It charted in the U.K. two years later in a version by Olly Murs. Many acts from the show have posted tributes to the late singer.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 27, 2014

Viva la Coldplay.

They’re the eye (or eight) in the “Sky”.

DEBUTS
40. Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool
39. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold
30. The Script – Superheroes | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Mary Lambert – Secrets (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (24)
12. Young Rising Sons – High (17)

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

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Rixton – Wait On Me (-)
2. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (-)
3. Grouplove – I’m With You (5)
4. Bastille – Flaws (6)
5. Moko – Your Love (-)
6. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (3)
7. Boy & Bear – Three Headed Woman (-)
8. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (4)
9. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (9)
10. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (-)

In The Mix:
Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow (new)
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (new)
Counting Crows – Scarecrow
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
The 1975 – Heart Out (new)
The Young Wild – Moment Goes
Todd Carey – Nintendo (new)
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Weezer – Back To The Shack (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After debuting last week at #38, “Secrets” from Mary Lambert takes the week’s Biggest Mover, up nine spots to #29. Earlier this year, the singer/songwriter bubbled under with “She Keeps Me Warm”, which accumulated some airplay at the Hot AC format. Lambert was originally born in the town of Everett, WA, just north of the Seattle area. Other female soloists from the state to hit my top 40 include A Fine Frenzy and Stacie Orrico.
  • Gliding onto the top 40 at #30, this week’s Highest Debut, is Irish trio The Script with “Superheroes”. This marks the eighth chart hit for the group, who went straight to #1 with their debut release “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” back in the spring of 2009. It spent eight frames there. All seven of their previous singles have reached a minimum peak of #6, with four going all the way to the top. We’ll see how high this one flies soon.
  • Their album is More Than Just A Dream and Fitz & The Tantrums have one more single to rank on the survey. This time around, I’m digging “Fools Gold”, which shines at #39. It’s their fourth top 40 single; their first, “MoneyGrabber”, spent a week at #1 in 2011. Their last two, “Out Of My League” and “The Walker”, both stalled at #2 for several weeks.
  • Lastly, down at #40, are newcomers Mausi from London; they make a splash with their debut chart single, “My Friend Has A Swimming Pool”. It’s out in the U.K. on August 17. It’s the second such title looking to front crawl up the top 40; the other, “Swim” by the rock band Jack’s Mannequin, peaked at #20 in 2009.
  • On next week’s chart, the first of August, look for debuts from singer/songwriter Phillip Phillips and U.K. based boy band Rixton, along with one to two other new entries. Tuesday also marks a big date for fresh pop releases, including the comeback single for Hilary Duff (“Chasing The Sun”) and a three-way collaboration featuring Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj (“Bang Bang”).

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