Adam’s Top 100 of 2014: #40-31

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 #40…

A Great Big World
040. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Say Something” (#2 for two weeks)
Writers: Ian Axel, Chad Vaccarino, Mike Campbell / Producer: Dan Romer
Label: Epic

Karmin
039. KARMIN, “I Want It All” (#9 for two weeks)
Writers: Amy Heidemann, Nick Noonan, Ester Dean, Ryan Williamson / Producer: Williamson
Label: Epic

Phillip Phillips
038. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Raging Fire” (#3 for two weeks)
Writers: Phillip Phillips, Todd Clark, Gregg Wattenberg, Derek Fuhrmann / Producer: Wattenberg
Label: Interscope

The 1975
037. THE 1975, “Settle Down” (#5 for two weeks)
Writers: George Daniel, Matthew Healy, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald / Producers: Daniel, Healy, Hann, MacDonald, Mike Crossey
Label: Interscope

Mary Lambert
036. MARY LAMBERT, “Secrets” (#8)
Writers: Mary Lambert, Eric Rosse, Benny Cassette, MoZella / Producers: Rosse, Cassette
Label: Capitol

Milky Chance
035. MILKY CHANCE, “Stolen Dance” (#9 for two weeks)
Writers/Producers: Clemens Rehbein, Philipp Dausch
Label: Republic

Boy & Bear
034. BOY & BEAR, “Southern Sun” (#8 for three weeks)
Writers: Dave Hosking, Killian Gavin, Tim Hart, Jon Hart, Dave Symes / Producer: Wayne Connolly
Label: Nettwerk

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
033. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Cecilia And The Satellite” (#3 for three weeks)
Writers: Andrew McMahon, James Flannigan, Anders Grahn / Producers: McMahon, Flannigan, Mike Viola
Label: Vanguard

Foster The People
032. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age” (#3 for two weeks)
Writers: Mark Foster, Isom Innis, Jacob Fink, Sean Cimino, Paul Epworth / Producers: Epworth, Foster
Label: Columbia

Phillip Phillips
031. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Unpack Your Heart” (#3 for four weeks)
Writers: Phillip Phillips, Todd Clark, Gregg Wattenberg, Derek Fuhrmann / Producer: Wattenberg
Label: Interscope

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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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Adam’s Top 100 of 2014: #80-61

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 #80…

Foster The People
080. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Are You What You Want To Be?” (#16 for three weeks)
Writers: Mark Foster, Greg Kurstin / Producer: Foster
Label: Columbia

Royal Wood
079. ROYAL WOOD, “Forever And Ever” (#15)
Writers/Producers: Bill Lefler, John Royal Wood Nicholson, Simon Wilcox
Label: MapleMusic

Colbie Caillat
078. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Hold On” (#15 for three weeks)
Writers: Colbie Caillat, Ryan Tedder / Producer: Tedder
Label: Republic

One Direction
077. ONE DIRECTION, “Steal My Girl” (#7)
Writer: Wayne Hector, John Ryan, Julian Bunetta, Ed Drewett, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne / Producer: Bunetta, Pär Westerlund, Ryan
Label: Columbia

New Politics
076. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem” (#2 – 2013)
Writers: David Boyd, Søren Hansen, Louis Vecchio, Jake Sinclair, Mike Viola, Jack Ploch, Nelson Ploch, Roger Ploch, Sam Ploch and Sadler Vaden / Producers: Hansen, Sinclair
Label: RCA

One Direction
075. ONE DIRECTION, “Midnight Memories” (#14)
Writers: Julian Bunetta, Liam Payne, Jamie Scott, Louis Tomlinson / Producer: Bunetta
Label: Columbia

Kiesza
074. KIESZA, “Hideaway” (#15)
Writers: Kiesza Ellestad, Rami Samir Afuni / Producer: Afuni
Label: 4th & B’way/Island/Lokal Legend

O.A.R.
073. O.A.R., “Favorite Song” (#11 for two weeks)
Writers: Marc Roberge, Nathan Chapman, Kevin Kadish / Producers: Roberge, Chapman
Label: Vanguard

Chromeo
072. CHROMEO, “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” (#16)
Writers/Producers: David Macklovitch, Patrick Gemayel, Oliver Goldstein
Label: Big Beat/Atlantic

Jesse McCartney
071. JESSE MCCARTNEY, “Superbad” (#13 for two weeks)
Writers: Jesse McCartney, James G. Morales, Matt Morales, Julio Rodriguez, Shane Stevens, Autumn Rowe, Nikola Bedingfield / Producers: The Elev3n
Label: Eight0Eight

HAIM
070. HAIM, “The Wire” (#11)
Writers: Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim / Producers: Ariel Rechtshaid, A. Haim, D. Haim, E. Haim
Label: Columbia

Daughtry
069. DAUGHTRY, “Waiting For Superman” (#6 – 2013)
Writers: Chris Daughtry, Martin Johnson, Sam Hollander / Producer: Johnson
Label: RCA

John Newman
068. JOHN NEWMAN, “Losing Sleep” (#14)
Writers: John Newman, Steve Booker, Benjamin Levin / Producers: Ant Whiting, Mike Spencer, Newman
Label: Republic

Better Than Ezra
067. BETTER THAN EZRA, “Crazy Lucky” (#14)
Writers: Kevin Griffin, Ryan Peterson, Nolan Sipe / Producer: Tony Hoffer
Label: The End/ADA

Shift K3Y
066. SHIFT K3Y, “Touch” (#13)
Writer/Producer: Lewis Jankel
Label: Columbia

Katy Perry
065. KATY PERRY, “Birthday” (#12 for two weeks)
Writers: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter / Producers: Gottwald, Martin, Walter
Label: Capitol

Boy & Bear
064. BOY & BEAR, “Three Headed Woman” (#12 for three weeks)
Writers: Dave Hosking, Killian Gavin, Tim Hart, Jon Hart, Dave Symes / Producer: Wayne Connolly
Label: Nettwerk

Max Frost
063. MAX FROST, “White Lies” (#11)
Writer/Producer: Max Frost
Label: Atlantic

Maroon 5
062. MAROON 5, “Animals” (#5 for two weeks +)
Writers: Adam Levine, Karl Schuster, Benjamin Levin / Producer: Schuster
Label: 222/Interscope

Mayer Hawthorne
061. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Reach Out Richard” (#11)
Writers: Andrew Cohen, Pharrell Williams / Producer: Williams
Label: Republic

Check back tomorrow for 60-41 on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!

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Adam’s Top 100 of 2014: #100-81

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 start the countdown. Ready? Let’s dig in.

Take That
100. TAKE THAT, “These Days” (#7 +)
Writers: Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald, Jamie Norton, Ben Mark / Producer: Greg Kurstin
Label: Polydor (U.K.)

Sheppard
099. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue” (#1 for two weeks – 2013)
Writers: Jay Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard / Producer: Stuart Stuart
Label: Republic

Nickelback
098. NICKELBACK, “What Are You Waiting For?” (#20)
Writers: Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Jacob Kasher, Gordon “Gordini” Sran / Producers: C. Kroeger, Peake, Mike Kroeger, Daniel Adair, Chris Baseford, Brian Howes, Jason “JVP” van Poederooyen, Sran
Label: Republic

Big Data and Joywave
097. BIG DATA featuring JOYWAVE, “Dangerous” (#23 for four weeks)
Writer: Daniel Armbruster, Alan Wilkis / Producer: Wilkis
Label: Wilcassettes/Crush Music/Warner Bros.

Passenger
096. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (#1 for twelve weeks – 2013)
Writers: Mike Rosenberg / Producer: Rosenberg, Chris Vallejo
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

James Blunt
095. JAMES BLUNT, “When I Find Love Again” (#12 +)
Writers: Steve Mac, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, Daniel Omelio, Ross Golan, Charlotte Aitchison / Producer: Mac, Levin, Robopop
Label: Atlantic

Olly Murs and Travie McCoy
094. OLLY MURS featuring TRAVIE MCCOY, “Wrapped Up” (#9 +)
Writers: Olly Murs, Travie McCoy, Steve Robson, Claude Kelly / Producer: Robson
Label: Columbia

Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake
093. MICHAEL JACKSON & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Love Never Felt So Good” (#18 for two weeks)
Writers: Michael Jackson, Paul Anka / Producers: Jackson, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon
Label: Epic

Sheppard

092. SHEPPARD, “Geronimo” (#19 for two weeks)
Writers: Jay Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard / Producer: Stuart Stuart
Label: Republic

Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz
091. LILLY WOOD & THE PRICK and ROBIN SCHULZ, “Prayer In C” (#14 +)
Writers: Benjamin Cotto, Nili Hadida / Producers: Pierre Guimard, Robin Schulz
Label: Big Beat/Atlantic

Smallpools
090. SMALLPOOLS, “Over & Over” (#17 for two weeks)
Writers/Producers: Sean Scanlon, Mike Kamerman, Joe Intile, Beau Kuther, Benjamin Berger, Ryan McMahon
Label: RCA

The Madden Brothers
089. THE MADDEN BROTHERS, “We Are Done” (#14)
Writers: Eric Valentine, Benji Madden, Joel Madden / Producer: Valentine
Label: Capitol

Cobra Starship and Icona Pop
088. COBRA STARSHIP featuring ICONA POP, “Never Been In Love” (#18 for two weeks)
Writers/Producers: Norman Cook, Camille Yarbrough, Eric Frederic, John Ryan
Label: Fueled By Ramen

Coldplay
087. COLDPLAY, “Atlas” (#1 for three weeks – 2013)
Writers: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin / Producer: Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson
Label: Republic

Imagine Dragons
086. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World” (#4 for two weeks – 2013)
Writers/Producers: Ben McKee, Dan Platzman, Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Alexander Grant
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope

Jess Glynne
085. JESS GLYNNE, “Right Here” (#19 for two weeks)
Writers: Jessica Glynne, Janee Bennett, Kye Gibbon, Matthew Robson-Scott / Producer: Gorgon City
Label: Atlantic

Eden XO
084. EDEN XO, “Too Cool To Dance” (#6 for two weeks +)
Writers/Producers: Jessica Malakouti, Fransisca Hall, Ron Fair, Frederick Falke
Label: Virgin/Capitol

Sara Bareilles
083. SARA BAREILLES, “I Choose You” (#18)
Writers: Sara Bareilles, Jason Blynn, Pete Harper / Producer: Mark Endert
Label: Epic

Keane
082. KEANE, “Higher Than The Sun” (#7 for three weeks – 2013)
Writers: Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin / Producer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope

James Blunt
081. JAMES BLUNT, “Heart To Heart” (#14)
Writers: James Blunt, Daniel Parker, Daniel Omelio / Producers: Martin Terefe, Robopop
Label: Atlantic

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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (December 15)

Rapping up the year.

Rapping up the year.

It’s the last big date for 2014, and though the releases are few this week, there’s still something for everyone. (NOTE: some of the week’s music releases may not be out until Tuesday dependent on label availability/iTunes response time.) Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of December 15:

  • Sometimes it takes an “Anaconda” to slither up the charts and make an impact. Rapper and singer Nicki Minaj is in that jungle of jams once again with an Urban radio hit called “Only” and a brand new album called The Pinkprint, her first in two years. Though she’s lost some ground with the pop crowd as a main credited act lately, her core audience will come out for this and another top five album is likely once again. (iTunes)
  • In perhaps the one of the biggest surprises of this late Q4 season, R&B singer, songwriter and producer D’Angelo is back on track and coming out with his first studio set since 2000. Credited to he and a backing band, The Vanguard, Black Messiah is being released through his new home, RCA Records. A single titled “Really Love” is due at radio on Monday. Get ready for what could be a blockbuster. (iTunes)
  • Coming off two solid performances on Saturday Night Live, pop starlet Charli XCX brings some attitude to the pop world with her album titled SUCKER. It contains the single “Boom Clap”, featured on the soundtrack to The Fault In Our Stars, and current release “Break The Rules”. Originally due in mid-October, the singer should have a nice sales bump before Christmas. (iTunes)
  • One would be content if an act released three EP’s and a full studio album in a given year, right? Australian boy band 5 Seconds Of Summer disagrees with this and is now out with LIVESOS, an album full of songs recorded on their recent tour. It features a cover of “What I Like About You”, the group’s current radio single. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Grizfolk‘s From The Road (EP) (iTunes), James Blunt‘s Smoke Signals (EP) (iTunes), Starbomb‘s Player Select (iTunes), YG‘s Blame It On The Streets (iTunes) and the following Various Artists film soundtracks: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (iTunes) and Into The Woods (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “American Beauty American Psycho”, a pre-release single from Fall Out Boy. (iTunes)
  • “It Ain’t You”, new from former American Idol champ Jordin Sparks. (iTunes)
  • “Just Kids”, a pre-release single from Mat Kearney. (iTunes)
  • “Lampshades On Fire”, the return single from rockers Modest Mouse. (iTunes)
  • “Let Me Down Easy”, another single from singer/songwriter Max Frost. (iTunes)
  • “The Wrong Year”, new from The Decemberists. (iTunes)
  • “Yours”, a pre-release single from Ella Henderson. (iTunes)

After some holiday cheer and time to rejuvenate, the normal schedule returns for the week of January 13 when releases by newcomers Fences and Meghan Trainor hit store shelves. Until then, my annual Top 100 of 2014 will be going up here on PGTC. Have a great few weeks and enjoy the countdown!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 14, 2014

Doin' their "dance" at #1.

“Up” at the top once more.

DEBUTS
40. Rae Morris – Under The Shadows
39. Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato – Up | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Rixton – Hotel Ceiling (40)
33. The Avener – Fade Out Lines (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
12. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (05) | PEAK: #03
08. Eden XO – Too Cool To Dance (07) | PEAK: #06
07. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (03) | PEAK: #03
05. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Take That – These Days (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nick Gardner – Lose You (1)
2. Prince Royce featuring Snoop Dogg – Stuck On A Feeling (5)
3. Sheppard – Smile (3)
4. Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red (4)
5. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (9)
6. The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay (10)
7. Matt Simons – Catch And Release (-)
8. Scott Helman – Bungalow (-)
9. Ben Howard – Conrad (6)
10. Big Data featuring White Sea – The Business Of Emotion (8)

In The Mix:
Coldplay – Miracles (new)
Lifehouse – Flight
Maroon 5 – Sugar
Max Frost – Paranoia
Mikey Wax – Only One
Sam Hunt – Leave The Night On
Smallpools – Karaoke (new)
The Decemberists – Make You Better
Train – Bulletproof Picasso

Chart Notes:

  • Call it a curse, or perhaps just a coincidence, but trio Take That‘s #4 streak on my top 40 is now a thing of the past as “These Days” advances 4-2 this week. As a quartet, they landed at #4 in early 2009 with “Greatest Day”, and then, two of their members each had a solo track hit that peak: Robbie Williams with “Candy” in 2012 and Gary Barlow with “Face To Face” (a duet with Elton John) in 2014. Will they go the distance to #1? Stay tuned.
  • In a week with mostly smaller gains, French DJ/producer The Avener takes the title of Biggest Mover with “Fade Out Lines”, climbing 39-33 in its second week. The deep house single has already gone top five in countries such as Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and Switzerland. With a radio date set for next year, it’s sure to break out here in a similar manner.
  • The week’s Highest Debut is in at #39, a duet between Olly Murs and Demi Lovato. “Up” is the second release from Murs’s Never Been Better album, which recently debuted at #1 in the United Kingdom, though it’s fallen sharply in the last few weeks. The single itself recently climbed into the top ten on digital services there thanks to a video premiere.
  • Newcomer Rae Morris is this week’s other debut with “Under The Shadows”, entering at #40. Morris was selected as one of fifteen finalists for BBC’s Sound Of 2015 program, with five winners finalized in the first week of January. Good luck Rae! “Shadows” and album Unguarded are both due for release that month.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 16, 2001

Whenever, wherever they will chart.

Whenever, wherever they will chart.

It is 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’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. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the week just before the Christmas Break in sixth grade and revisit the top songs from this week in 2001…

Debuts:
40. MANDY MOORE, “Cry”
39. MICHELLE BRANCH, “All You Wanted”
37. LUDACRIS, “Roll Out (My Business)”
36. OUTKAST featuring KILLER MIKE, “The Whole World”
34. MARY J. BLIGE, “No More Drama”
32. BRITNEY SPEARS, “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman”

Biggest Mover(s):
RYAN ADAMS, “New York, New York” (29-22, seven spots)

10. AEROSMITH, “Just Push Play” (up 5)
Album: Just Push Play (2001, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

09. JEWEL, “Standing Still” (down 3)
Album: This Way (2001, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6

08. CRAIG DAVID, “7 Days” (up 4)
Album: Born To Do It (2001, Wildstar/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. USHER, “U Got It Bad” (steady, second week)
Album: 8701 (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. LINKIN PARK, “In The End” (up 1)
Album: Hybrid Theory (2000, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. THE CALLING, “Wherever You Will Go” (down 2)
Album: Camino Palmero (2001, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. NO DOUBT featuring BOUNTY KILLER, “Hey Baby” (up 1)
Album: Rock Steady (2001, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. SHAKIRA, “Whenever, Wherever” (up 1)
Album: Laundry Service (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #3

02. PINK, “Get The Party Started” (steady, second week)
Album: M!ssundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. NICKELBACK, “How You Remind Me” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Silver Side Up (2001, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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