August 29, 2014
With so much new music being released, which songs shouldn't be overlooked?
Alex Tear, Y100: Mr. Probz “Waves” and Kim Cesarion “Undressed.”



Chris K, KDND: The 1975, I saw them live when they were in the market and it was just all young girls. Rita Ora, it’s on the cusp of breaking through. The Vamps, another band with a strong on-line following.

Heather Deluca, WSJO: "Ghost" by Ella Henderson, "Try" by Colbie Caillat, and "Headphones" by Matt Nathanson.

Java Joel Murphy, WAKS: Jeremih "Don't Tell 'Em," Mary Lambert "Secrets," Jason Derulo "Trumpets" and Kim Cesarion "Undressed" that's my jam!

Jared Banks, KUDD: The 1975 “Girls.” This one really stands out for me as one that shouldn’t be missed. These guys have worked too hard on the road for this not to get a shot.

Mike “OD” O’Donnell, WKRZ: Daughtry “Battleships” is really working for us; Colbie Caillat “Try;” and Ella Henderson “Ghost.” I rarely love a song instantly on first listen but that was the case with Ella. “Ghost” is one of my favorite new records and I think it’s going to be a hit.

Tommy Chuck, WFLZ/WMTX: The hits.

Sean Stewart, WDOD: Hozier “Take Me To Church,” Ella Henderson “Ghost“ and Pretty Reckless.

Chris Payne, KRZQ: "Trainwreck 1979" - Death From Above 1979, Anything from Royal Blood and "Kathleen" from Catfish & The Bottlemen.

Sean "The Rabbi" Tyszler, WMMR: The Last Internationale on Epic. Album came out this week and we are having a run with their first single and they played on our morning show and sounded great.

Brody, WLDI: Mary Lambert and Bebe Rexha.

Steve Huber, WIYY/Indie 97.9: Death From Above 1979 "Trainwreck 1979."

Toby Knapp, WIHT: Katy Perry featuring Rif Raff "This Is How We Do."

Orlando, WLLD: Fifth Harmony "BO$$."

JB King, KLUC: Echosmith "Cool Kids" and John Legend "You and I."

Randi West, WFLZ/WMTX: Mary Lambert “Secret.”

Big Rob, KSME: Kim Cesarion "Undressed."

Marissa, WFLY: MKTO “American Dream” is really just a great Pop song. Sounds great on the air and breaks up the Dance/Rock we have on the air. Childish Gambino “3005” is a great Rhythmic record. I know it’s done its thing at Rhythm already but it’s slowly working up the Top 40 chart and again, it’s a great track to break it up with. Cobra Starship f/Icona Pop “Never Been In Love” has the obvious familiarity factor and is more a Pop record than anything. I wish it was released earlier. Could’ve been a great summer song…but fall it is! And a personal one…I get giggles for my love of boy bands, but I really am impressed with the music coming out of O-town considering their 10 year hiatus, especially. The new single “Chasin’ After You.” It has a Timberlake vibe and is another great Pop track that should be needed…if people will give it a chance that is.

Jeremy Rice, WBLI: The hits!

Otis, WNKS: I dig BeBe Rehxa a lot! There's a lot of female traffic right now so I'm not sure "Can't Stop Drinking About You" will cut through but radio shouldn't sleep on this girl! Super talented!

Jimmy Steal, Power 106: My personal current favorites include: “Rollercoaster” by The Bleachers and “Gimmie Something Good” by Ryan Adams.

Skywalker, WSPK: Tinashe, Mr. Probz and Kim Cesarion.

Keith Rothschild, Def Jam: Alesso "Heroes" and Sam Romans/Naughty Boy "Home."

Reid, WAEV: Kim Cesarion “Undressed” and Jake Miller “First Flight Home.”

Joe D, WAQX: For me, it’s the Islander track "Coconut Dracula." I think that tune is a hit, without question.

Tias Schuster, WFBC: Hozier "Take Me To Church," Pretty Reckless "Heaven Knows" and MKTO "American Dream."


Jonathan Reed, KHFI & KPEZ: The Vamps f/Demi Lovato "Somebody To You," Mary Lambert "Secret," Mr Probz "Waves" and Vance Joy "Riptide."

Fishboy, WKRZ: Ella Henderson song is going to be massive!

Ryan Kramer, KHFI & KPEZ: You definitely don’t want to overlook the Mr. Probz single. This is going to be a hit if people give it a chance.

Brian Mack, WXXL: Don’t sleep on Ingrid Michaelson…still a big seller, still a big tester for a lot of people. I also think the new Mary Lambert is a great song with a great message that’s upbeat and easy to listen to and play.

Derrick Cole, WLAN: MKTO has a solid follow up with “American Dream.” I’m really into this Ella Henderson track right now as well.

Dustin "Fletcher" Matthews, WRXL: Future Islands - "Seasons" isn’t getting the look it deserves at Alt and it bums me out. There’s something special about this band and it’s my song of the year… so far. Spoon is another to give a look at. Right cred, massive following.

Chase Murphy, KXXM: Tove Lo, Coldplay, Ingrid Michaelson.

Jon Zellner, Clear Channel: Here are a few I like a lot: “Waves” by Mr. Probz, “First Flight Home” by Jake Miller and “Ugly Heart” by G.R.L.

John Mayer, WRVW: Hozier “Take Me To Church,” Vance Joy “Riptide” and Ella Henderson “Ghost.”

Mike Rossi, WSTW: Cobra Starship “Never Been In Love” and Itch “Another Man.”

Skip Dixon, WZBH/WKHI: Charm City Devils "Shots."

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Jeff Sottolano
Director of Programming
CBS Radio


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