September 1, 2017

What new songs that you’ve heard recently do you think will make a big impact going into the fall?


Alex Tear, Y100 / iHeartMedia Miami: I love the new Nick Jonas. It’s a great groove record. I was very impressed with Logic at our Summit. He’s going to be huge. We heard some stuff and it’s amazing. He’s just an amazing person. I like the upcoming Maroon 5 a lot. I also think Imagine Dragons “Thunder” is going to be awesome. The Zayn/Sia sounds real strong. I’m impressed with the Alex Aiono. Love the new Lauv.

Jonathan Shuford, WRVW: The next PINK single is going to be huge in Q4, I also think Grace Vanderwaal is going to be big and be a secret weapon for stations like mine, plus the new Kelly Clarkson sounds like it could be a smash!

Gina Gray, WERO: The new Kelly Clarkson is amazing! I like the new Taylor Swift, and the next Hailee Steinfeld single which I think will put her over the top and become a signature song for her. I’m also into Imagine Dragons “Thunder,” it’s another hit.

Rick Vaughn, Power 94.9: Dej Loaf “No Fear,” Taylor Swift “Look What You Made Me Do,” Louis Tomlinson/Bebe “Back to You.”

Reid, KZZP: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson and P!nk. It’s great having some format superstars back with good music.

Chris Michaels, FM100: New Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, and Sam Smith are all homeruns!

Rob Roberts, WRQX: Kelly Clarkson has a game changer. I don’t remember the last time something hit me that hard as a great, great song.

Fish Boy, WKRZ: The Kelly Clarkson will be a significant Top 40 song. I like the new Nick Jonas. The Grace Vanderwaal is very cool and unique, could be something.

Kobi, WNRW/WLGX: Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift and new Sam Smith.


Java Joel, WAKS: Logic f/Alessia Cara & Khalid, “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons, Khalid’s “Young, Dumb & Broke.” 30 Seconds To Mars “Walk On Water.” Really warming up to “New Rules” by Dua Lipa too. Oh and that new Right Said Fred cover that came out last week. It’s a banger!

Brian Mack, WXXL: The Hailee Steinfeld with Florida Georgia Line is very, very good. I was definitely impressed.

Mike “OD” O’Donnell, WKRZ: I definitely think Kelly Clarkson has a big record coming. This has been one of the coolest surprises records that have come across in the last couple of months. The new Halsey is very strong and should be a big hit. I also like “Thunder” a lot, I think Imagine Dragons has a really good Pop record with this one.

Matt “MJ” Johnson, KUDD: Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas “Find You, Justin Bieber ““Friends.”

Kobe, WWHT: Jonas Blue and Lauv are two records that have performed exceptionally on Spotify and could be secret weapons for us.

Bob Patrick, WXLK: Taylor Swift “Look What You Mad Me Do’ and The Script “Rain.”

Brian Michel, iHeartMedia-Atlanta: Taylor Swift “Look What You Made Me Do” & Luke Bryan “Light It Up”

Terry Stevens, WOZZ: The scourge of opiate addiction is part of the national conversation now. Theory of a Deadman‘s “RX” is absolutely going to be part of that conversation.

Joey Brooks, WHYI/WMIA: The new Maroon 5 “What Lovers Do” is a great song that should do really well.

Jonathan Reed, WNOK: For us as an adult leaning Top 40: Judah & The Lion “Take It All Back,” The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You” and Maroon 5 “What Lovers Do.”

Chad Rufer, KZZO: Maroon 5 and Midland.

R Dub! Z90: New Charlie Puth is FIRE!

Jeff Hurley, WHKF/B104: Obviously the new Taylor Swift is front and center right now. It’s an evolutionary track for her in her career story line. This is where Taylor should be in 2017 and beyond. It’s a real mature song on many levels, and she continues to establish herself as the premier artist in the world. I think the new Nick Jonas can be something, very cool song. I also think the Dua Lipa can go a long way in establishing her as a serious Pop artist in this country. She’s certainly huge around the world. This song has a really good vibe to it

Heather Deluca, WSJO: Besides Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” I’m keeping my eye on the new Kelly Clarkson, plus “What Lovers Do” by Maroon 5. Also, “Let Me Go” duet coming from Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso with Florida Georgia Line could be a big crossover.

Big Rob, KSME: I think Imagine Dragons “Thunder” is going to be a big Pop hit! Great follow up to “Believer!”

Derrick “DC” Cole, WLAN: Loving the Portugal The Man on the station! Cuts through and sounds great, could be a great track leading into the fall season.

John Stewart, WHBC: Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber / Bloodpop, Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson.


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