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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (October 21)

Looking for some not-so-"Mediocre" numbers.

Looking for some not-so-”Mediocre” numbers.

Rappers, rockers, reindeer lovers: they’re all in the mix this week as Q4 keeps chugging along at a faster pace. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of October 21:

  • No longer a Trouble Man and putting in his Paperwork is T.I., who has been hot on Rhythmic and Urban radio with hit singles like “About The Money” and “No Mediocre”, the former featuring Young Thug and the latter featuring Iggy Azalea. This is the rapper’s first album in two years and first since making the leap from Atlantic to Columbia Records. Look for it to be a contender for #1 next week. (iTunes)
  • Metal monsters Slipknot haven’t released a new studio album since 2008, but that changes this week when .5: The Gray Chapter debuts in stores. A single from it, “The Devil In I”, is shooting towards the #1 spot on the Active Rock airwaves, currently positioned at #2. Given the extended gap of time and high-ranking pre-release singles, this may also be in reach of the top. (iTunes)
  • After finishing their last era with a minor chart single called “Sober”, country quartet Little Big Town go for some “Day Drinking” on their latest set, Pain Killer. “Day” is currently top ten at Country radio and it appears that they’re due for another successful era. It should make a run at the top five on the Billboard 200, though it’ll fall short of #1. (iTunes)
  • The 24-year-old rapper named Logic has been noted on the underground circuit and blogosphere for several years now with a series of Young Sinatra mixtapes. This week, his first full-length album, Under Pressure, is out. Likely to be the surprise of the week, you may see the set bowing in the top five when all is said and done. (iTunes)
  • Ho, ho, hold on one moment — we have some sensational stocking stuffers sizzling on the scene, including Anthony Hamilton‘s Home For The Holidays (iTunes), Earth, Wind & Fire‘s Holiday (iTunes) and Pentatonix‘s That’s Christmas To Me (iTunes).
  • Other releases out this week include: Andrea Bocelli‘s Opera, The Ultimate Collection (iTunes), Annie Lennox‘s Nostalgia (iTunes), Aretha Franklin‘s Sings The Great Diva Classics (iTunes), Billy Idol‘s Kings & Queens Of The Underground (iTunes), Boyz II Men‘s Collide (iTunes), Bush‘s Man On The Run (iTunes), Gavin DeGraw‘s Finest Hour: The Best Of Gavin DeGraw (iTunes), Jacquie Lee‘s Broken Ones (EP) (iTunes), Jerry Garcia‘s GarciaLive Volume 5: December 31st 1975, Keystone Berkeley (iTunes), Jessie Ware‘s Tough Love (iTunes), Kiesza‘s Sound Of A Woman (iTunes), Neil Diamond‘s Melody Road (iTunes), Primus‘s Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble (iTunes), Susan Boyle‘s Hope (iTunes) and Vérité‘s Echo (EP) (iTunes).

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

  • “Baby Don’t Lie”, the new single from singer Gwen Stefani. (iTunes)
  • “Lips Are Movin”, a movin’ musical moment from Meghan Trainor. (iTunes)
  • “Nobody”, a single from YouTube’s Ricky Dillon. (iTunes)
  • “Outside”, a collaboration from Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding. (iTunes)
  • “Welcome To New York”, a digital single from Taylor Swift. (iTunes)

A country chanteuse turned pop princess has a pretty huge album coming out on Monday… gee, I wonder who it could be? That swiftly approaching record, along with the rest of the new releases, are coming up in a full preview on Sunday night.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 4, 2011

Can we "Talk"?

Can we “Talk”?

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new 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. Let’s take a trip back to senior year of college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2011…

Debuts:
38. KELLY CLARKSON, “Mr. Know It All”
35. DARREN HAYES, “Black Out The Sun”

Biggest Mover:
LADY ANTEBELLUM, “We Owned The Night” (37-31) (6 spots)

10. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Not Over You” (steady, third week)
Album: Sweeter (2011, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Brighter Than The Sun” (up 3)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

08. BRITNEY SPEARS, “I Wanna Go” (steady, third week)
Album: Femme Fatale (2011, Jive Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. REEVE CARNEY featuring BONO & THE EDGE, “Rise Above 1″ (up 2)
Album: Music from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2011, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. ADELE, “Someone Like You” (up 2)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. DARREN HAYES, “Talk Talk Talk” (down 1)
Album: Secret Codes and Battleships (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Just A Kiss” (down 1)
Album: Own The Night (2011, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #2

03. THE SCRIPT, “Nothing” (up 2)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. COLDPLAY, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” (steady, second week)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Parlophone/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

01. MAROON 5 featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Moves Like Jagger” (steady, second week)
Album: Hands All Over (re-issue) (2011, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 3, 2005

No more Mr. Brightside.

No more Mr. Brightside.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new 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. The first year of high school was an awkward one, especially in the spring, with physics labs and algebra tests galore. Let’s say I preferred experimenting with music and calculating my tastes. Here’s what was happening on my chart dated April 3, 2005:

Debuts:
40. BETTER THAN EZRA, “A Lifetime”
38. BRYAN ADAMS, “This Side Of Paradise”

Biggest Mover:
KELLY CLARKSON, “Behind These Hazel Eyes” (35-21) (14 spots)

10. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Chariot”
So, the Make A Move era went a little awry… but we can still remember the classics, including this, which was charging its way up into the top ten and eventually into the #2 spot. It remains DeGraw’s biggest single to date on my top 40, which I don’t think will be changing anytime soon. You can currently find the singer/songwriter on the road through the summer.

09. INGRAM HILL, “Almost Perfect”
Probably the most obscure out of this week’s top ten songs, this group from Tennessee was signed to Hollywood Records when they released June’s Picture Show, featuring “Will I Ever Make It Home?” (which just missed my chart) as well as this. It was at its peak, spending two weeks at #9. They haven’t charted since “Almost”, but they’re still together as a trio.

08. U2, “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own”
After shooting to the top with their international hit, “Vertigo”, the Irish band changed the pace a taste with their second single from How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. Leader Bono wrote the song as a tribute to his father, who passed away four years before this single saw its release. “Sometimes” spent four weeks in a row at #8 and went to #97 on the Hot 100.

07. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Home”
It’s hard to believe that the Canadian crooner has been making my top 40 for over a decade now, but it was back in 2003 that his remake of “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” peaked just outside the top 20. His first original song to chart became his first top ten, climbing to #3. He’s now been to #1 four times, most recently with 2013′s “It’s A Beautiful Day”.

06. JACK JOHNSON, “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing”
Surf’s up! Surfer turned singer Johnson had just released his new album, In Between Dreams, a few weeks before this and caught a tasty wave into the runner-up spot behind 50 Cent’s The Massacre. “Sitting” remains Johnson’s only #1 to make my chart, though he’s gone top ten six times since 2002. The last, “You And Your Heart”, spent two weeks at #2 in 2010.

05. ROB THOMAS, “Lonely No More”
It was one of the most hyped-up releases during the spring of 2005, and it hit my chart with a bang. “Lonely” is Thomas’s second-longest running #1 on my survey at six weeks total, just eclipsed by the eight weeks that “Her Diamonds” led atop  in 2009. Parent album Something To Be also went to #1 on the Billboard 200. He continues on a solo tour through May.

04. HOWIE DAY, “Collide”
This may just be one of the musical equivalents of The Little Engine That Could. Co-written with Kevin Griffin of the trio Better Than Ezra, “Collide” slowly crept up the charts and topped my own for three weeks. Day is one of a handful acts to break nationally from the Pine Tree State, Maine. The others are Rick Pinette & Oak, Spose and Anna Kendrick.

03. TIM MCGRAW, “Live Like You Were Dying”
Yeehaw, kids. McGraw’s powerful ballad was the only Country hit in the top 40 that week, a huge #1 on that airplay chart during the prior year. Of course, he was also featured on Nelly‘s “Over And Over”, a chart-topping CHR record, but that didn’t end up on my list. “Live” is his biggest song to date. He’s now gaining on Country radio with “Lookin’ For That Girl”.

02. DURAN DURAN, “What Happens Tomorrow”
Talk about a huge surprise! After leadoff “(Reach Up For The) Sunrise” barely missed the top ten in 2004 with a still very respectable peak, “Tomorrow” became a monster smash and spent six weeks at #1. This enabled it to be ranked as the top song on my Top 100 of 2005. It also became a moderate entry on the Hot AC airwaves. The quartet last charted in 2011.

01. THE KILLERS, “Mr. Brightside”
Somebody told me that this song was riding high on my chart for a second week in a row. Gee, I wonder who it was? Well, the second charting single for this band from Las Vegas was indeed their biggest on my top 40, managing to hold onto the top spot for three weeks. The group’s had a pretty consistent output since then, including a few more top ten records, but “Brightside” remains their signature hit. Leader Brandon Flowers went to #1 for three weeks with “Crossfire” in 2010.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Gavin DeGraw – Make A Move

Bust a Move.

Bust a Move.

When singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw released his first album, Chariot, ten years ago, he came on the scene with a fresh sound in the midst of a transitional era in mainstream radio largely filled with hip-hop and rap music. Though initially a failure, J Records found success through placement of his song “I Don’t Want To Be” as the theme on the teen drama One Tree Hill, and with a growing younger audience, his single was given a second chance and run up the pop chart until it hit #1 on CHR radio in January 2005. Since then, the now 36-year-old performer has had his share of significant airplay hits and two top ten albums. Now comes his fifth studio album, Make A Move, released through RCA on October 15, a mixed bag of more polished pop tunes and the occasional gritty rocker to appease a much older crowd. It’s a move that may irk some of his audience and make them question where the real DeGraw actually is.

Of the few highlights on this just under 39-minute, 11-track affair is “I’m Gonna Try”, a bluesy ballad where DeGraw proclaims that he’s “gonna try, try ’til I get it back” ’til he finds his love again. There’s a certain vulnerability on this track which makes it stand out, and genre-wise, it’s very different from the overall sound of the album. So, who cares if there are “neighbors callin’ out names” and other trials and tribulations in love? DeGraw’s got stamina, at least for the moment. Also working well is the soft rock ballad “Everything Will Change”. It’s something about the line “It’s time to separate the men from the boys/And the women from the girls/And the tools from the toys” that recalls his earlier songwriting, particularly on his self-titled 2008 album. You can also tell that his summer tour mates The Script may have influenced this one, especially on the “You can talk the talk, talk/You can walk the walk, walk” phrasing in the post-chorus. You’ll find that sounding like other acts is going to be a common theme on this album, but I’ll dig into that a little later.

Probably the best of the best is the eighth track, “Heartbreak”, a playful mid-tempo record that sounds like the guy’s having a little fun. He sings, “Heartbreak isn’t what it used to be/now it’s a bedtime story, not a tragedy.” He is so spot on this album when he’s actually on. This one has one of the strongest sets of lyrics on Make A Move. It’s a very poppy record, with hand claps and “ooh-ooh-ooh” runs and the like, but this seems like more a natural commercial progression rather than some of the more forced songs at the beginning. I would love to see this as a radio single. Similarily, other solid pop/rock numbers on here include “Different For Girls”, “Who’s Gonna Save Us”, and the Ryan Tedder co-write “Finest Hour”, which has a quirky set of lyrics about the aftermath of a swinging party but suffers from Tedder’s unoriginal production style.

As much as I like the majority of the songs on here, there’s a big elephant in the room when it comes to this album, and that is just how faceless a lot of these songs really are. There’s at least two Maroon 5 rejects on here, the title track (which was co-written Ammar Malik and Benny Blanco, both have previously worked with the band) and “Need”, which is basically a sonic twin to their hit of last year, “Payphone”. You then have the album’s opener, “Best I Ever Had”, which is clearly influenced by Train both lyrically and musically. The song, probably much to RCA’s disappoint, burned very quickly at radio due to the musical similarities and likely indirectly to a co-writing credit by Martin Johnson, who has been all over the place on leadoff singles by Avril Lavigne, Daughtry, Jason Derulo and Karmin. I’ve mentioned several other instances above, but the point is, the guy doesn’t sound like himself overall. It’s just not him. Whether he’s consciously adapting styles or whether the label is forcing him to work with more co-writers for a quick sale (I’m leaning towards the latter), it’s not very memorable. It’s good, but it doesn’t stick. There are some outstanding songs on here, but I’m not sure it’s enough to save the whole experience for me.

If you worship the ground that DeGraw walks upon, or maybe just really enjoy hearing his voice after all these years, then I think you’ll still enjoy this album. If you’re a fan of his older material, than you may be disappointed in this album as well. I imagine you also felt the same sentiment hearing “Not Over You” for the first time. That was a drastic change and this is yet another one. Look, I know that he can’t please everyone, but I still want to root for Degraw; he’s a great live performer (I’ve seen him once) and maybe some of these songs will translate better in front of an audience rather than falling flat in the studio. Knowing the situation, look for “Finest Hour” or “Make A Move” to be the second single before this era wraps up early next year. I would’ve suggested “Heartbreak”… or that DeGraw make a move to another label.

Listen to Make A Move on VH1′s First Listen. / Pre-order Make A Move on iTunes.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 28, 2013

Third time lucky.

Doin’ it by the dozen.

DEBUTS
40. San Cisco – Fred Astaire
39. Matt Cardle & Melanie C – Loving You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Toad The Wet Sprocket – New Constellation (40)
32. One Direction – Best Song Ever (39) | BIGGEST MOVER — tie
31. Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran – Everything Has Changed (36)
25. John Newman – Love Me Again (30)
24. The 1975 – Chocolate (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — tie
19. Justin Timberlake – Take Back The Night (25)
11. Bastille – Pompeii (16)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Family Of The Year – St. Croix (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Bruno Mars – Treasure (06) | PEAK: #03
08. Maroon 5 – Love Somebody (07) | PEAK: #07
07. Train featuring Ashley Monroe – Bruises (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Five For Fighting – What If (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Sara Bareilles – Brave (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper – True Love (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Passenger – Let Her Go (01) | PEAK: #01 for twelve weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Mayer Hawthorne – The Stars Are Ours (-)
2. Capital Cities – Kangaroo Court (5)
3. Fitz & The Tantrums – 6AM (2)
4. Savoir Adore – Dreamers (1)
5. MKTO – Classic (7)
6. Mika featuring Ariana Grande – Popular Song (-)
7. Rudimental featuring John Newman – Feel The Love (4)
8. Phillip Phillips – Where We Came From (9)
9. Austin Mahone – What About Love? (6)
10. Elton John – Home Again (10)

In The Mix:
Avril Lavigne – Rock N Roll
Backstreet Boys – In A World Like This
Barenaked Ladies – Odds Are
Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams – Lose Yourself To Dance (new)
Earth, Wind & Fire – My Promise
Ed Sheeran – You Need Me, I Don’t Need You
Ellie Goulding – Burn
Emeli Sandé – My Kind Of Love
fun. – Out On The Town (new)
Franz Ferdinand – Right Action
Goo Goo Dolls – Come To Me
Hey Ocean! – Big Blue Wave
Jim Brickman featuring Luke McMaster – Every Shade Of You
John Mayer – Paper Doll
JTX – Summer Lover (new)
Kelly Clarkson – Tie It Up
Kings Of Leon – Supersoaker
Little Mix – Change Your Life
Michael Bublé featuring Bryan Adams – After All (new)
Mike Posner – The Way It Used To Be
Mutya Keisha Siobhan – Flatline
New Politics – Harlem (new)
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight (re-entry)
Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time
Satellite – Say The Words
Serena Ryder – What I Wouldn’t Do
Shane Filan – Everything To Me (new)
Sheppard – Hold My Tongue (new)
Tony Lucca – Never Gonna Let You Go
Travis – Moving

Chart Notes:

  • After looking as though he would be the one to finally push Passenger out of the top spot, Mayer Hawthorne drops back to #3 with “Her Favorite Song”, while Pink and Lily Rose Cooper advance to #2 with “True Love”. Two against one may be an unfair fight, but the truth hurts, and these two ladies are looking to take over this chart ride. Will it happen next week? Stay tuned.
  • This week, I purchased physical editions of EPs from British bands Bastille and The 1975, and it just so happens that the two acts score big jumps in the countdown this week. “Pompeii” from quartet out of London rises 16-11, while “Chocolate” from the Manchester group is jointly-tied for the Biggest Mover of the week, up 31-24. Both songs are expected to make the top ten.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is a duet between former U.K. X Factor winner Matt Cardle and Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls, Melanie C. “Loving You” is in at #39. It’s Cardle’s fifth song to make my chart (his last, “Anyone Else”, went to #17 earlier this year) and the third song to chart for Miss Chisholm, her first since “I Turn To You” went to #30 in 2001.
  • Australian indie rockers San Cisco quickstep onto the survey at #40 with “Fred Astaire”. It’s their first song to make the chart. They’re one of two Australian acts in the top 40 with Sheppard being the other.
  • As for next week’s potential debuts, Mayer Hawthorne‘s chances look promising with “The Stars Are Ours”, while Capital Cities, MKTO and others keep climbing up. Phillip Phillips also looks to enter the top 40 in the next few weeks.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 21, 2013

His single is smoking.

Lighting up the top one more time.

DEBUTS
40. Toad The Wet Sprocket – New Constellation
39. One Direction – Best Song Ever
36. Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran – Everything Has Changed | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
25. Justin Timberlake – Take Back The Night (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. Gavin DeGraw – Best I Ever Had (30)
18. Passenger – Holes (24)
15. Grouplove – Ways To Go (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Sheppard – Let Me Down Easy (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Train featuring Ashley Monroe – Bruises (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Five For Fighting – What If (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 – Love Somebody (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Bruno Mars – Treasure (04) | PEAK: #03
05. Sara Bareilles – Brave (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky (03) | PEAK: #02
03. Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper – True Love (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Passenger – Let Her Go (01) | PEAK: #01 for eleven weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Savoir Adore – Dreamers (1)
2. Fitz & The Tantrums – 6AM (2)
3. Matt Cardle & Melanie C – Loving You (8)
4. Rudimental featuring John Newman – Feel The Love (4)
5. Capital Cities – Kangaroo Court (9)
6. Austin Mahone – What About Love? (7)
7. MKTO – Classic (10)
8. San Cisco – Fred Astaire (-)
9. Phillip Phillips – Where We Came From (-)
10. Elton John – Home Again (-)

In The Mix:
A*STAR – Dodging Teadrops
Avril Lavigne – Rock N Roll (new)
Backstreet Boys – In A World Like This
Barenaked Ladies – Odds Are
Demi Lovato – Made In The USA
Earth, Wind & Fire – My Promise (new)
Ed Sheeran – You Need Me, I Don’t Need You (new)
Ellie Goulding – Burn
Emeli Sandé – My Kind Of Love
Franz Ferdinand – Right Action
Goo Goo Dolls – Come To Me (new)
Hey Ocean! – Big Blue Wave
Jim Brickman featuring Luke McMaster – Every Shade Of You
John Mayer – Paper Doll
Kelly Clarkson – Tie It Up
Kings Of Leon – Supersoaker (new)
Krewella – Live For The Night
Little Mix – Change Your Life
Mayer Hawthorne – The Stars Are Ours
Mika featuring Ariana Grande – Popular Song
Mike Posner – The Way It Used To Be
Mutya Keisha Siobhan – Flatline
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight (re-entry)
Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time (new)
Satellite – Say The Words
Serena Ryder – What I Wouldn’t Do
Tony Lucca – Never Gonna Let You Go
Travis – Moving

Chart Notes:

  • Two of this week’s larger jumps come from singer-songwriters: at #18, Passenger is up six with “Holes”. He also extends his stay at #1 to eleven weeks with “Let Her Go”, which may finally be letting go next week. Also, up nine to #21, Gavin DeGraw looks to be taking “Best I Ever Had” into the top ten by the end of the summer. However…
  • In his second week on the chart, Justin Timberlake takes Biggest Mover honors with “Take Back The Night”, which leaps from 37-25, a gain of twelve spots. By comparison, his last single “Mirrors” was at #30 in its second week (up from #36) and “Suit & Tie” was at #21 (after a debut at #30.)
  • The Highest Debut of the week pairs two tourmates together on one track that’s now being serviced with an extra percussive remix by super producer Jeff Bhasker. That would be “Everything Has Changed”, in at #36 for Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. They aren’t dating… yet.
  • The title may be misleading and not necessarily 100% correct, but it is another good single from One Direction. “Best Song Ever” debuts at #39, which now becomes the group’s eighth song to make my chart. It’s to be featured in their concert film, titled This Is Us, which will be out in the U.S. on August 30.
  • This week’s third debut at #40 marks the return of popular Alternative act Toad The Wet Sprocket. Best known for songs like 1992′s “All I Want” and 1995′s “Good Intentions”, the group broke up by 1998 and have now reemerged with their first album in sixteen years, New Constellation, the title track being the first single from it. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign, it will be released on September 17. Lead singer Glen Phillips made my chart twice with “Duck And Cover” (#16, 2005) and “Everything But You” (#35, 2006).

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 14, 2013

Dude's got a double-digit hit.

Dude’s got a double-digit hit.

DEBUTS
40. Bonnie McKee – American Girl
37. Justin Timberlake – Take Back The Night
36. Olly Murs – Hey You Beautiful | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. The 1975 – Chocolate (40)
32. John Newman – Love Me Again (36)
24. Passenger – Holes (32) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
20. Grouplove – Ways To Go (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Sheppard – Let Me Down Easy (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Walk Off The Earth – Red Hands (07) | PEAK: #05
08. Florida-Georgia Line featuring Nelly – Cruise (06) | PEAK: #03
07. Maroon 5 – Love Somebody (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper – True Love (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Sara Bareilles – Brave (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Bruno Mars – Treasure (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Passenger – Let Her Go (01) | PEAK: #01 for ten weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Savoir Adore – Dreamers (3)
2. Fitz & The Tantrums – 6AM (1)
3. Toad The Wet Sprocket – New Constellation (6)
4. Rudimental featuring John Newman – Feel The Love (2)
5. Parachute – Can’t Help (4)
6. Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran – Everything Has Changed (-)
7. Austin Mahone – What About Love? (5)
8. Matt Cardle & Melanie C – Loving You (-)
9. Capital Cities – Kangaroo Court (-)
10. MKTO – Classic (8)

In The Mix:
A*STAR – Dodging Teadrops
Backstreet Boys – In A World Like This
Barenaked Ladies – Odds Are
Demi Lovato – Made In The USA
Ellie Goulding – Burn
Elton John – Home Again
Emeli Sandé – My Kind Of Love (new)
Franz Ferdinand – Right Action
Glenn Morrison featuring Islove – Goodbye
Hey Ocean! – Big Blue Wave
Jim Brickman featuring Luke McMaster – Every Shade Of You
John Mayer – Paper Doll
Jonas Brothers – First Time
Kelly Clarkson – Tie It Up
Krewella – Live For The Night
Little Mix – Change Your Life
Mayer Hawthorne – The Stars Are Ours (new)
Mika featuring Ariana Grande – Popular Song
Mike Posner – The Way It Used To Be
Mutya Keisha Siobhan – Flatline
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight (re-entry)
One Direction – Best Song Ever (new)
Phillip Phillips – Where We Came From
San Cisco – Fred Astaire
Satellite – Say The Words
Serena Ryder – What I Wouldn’t Do (new)
Tony Lucca – Never Gonna Let You Go
Travis – Moving

Chart Notes:

  • He’s still got it and he won’t let go. Passenger is #1 for the tenth week in a row with “Let Her Go”, his first single to make my chart. “Go” is the first song to hit the double-digit mark on top on my chart since “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum, which spent eleven weeks at #1 in 2010. That went onto be my top song of that year. Will the same result occur with Mr. Rosenberg? Just a few months to go…
  • Just outside the top ten are “Bruises” by Train (featuring Ashley Monroe) (#11) and “What If” by Five For Fighting (#12). The San Francisco-based band and Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter are former labelmates that now find each other back-to-back in the countdown. Look for them to both climb next week.
  • With the fourth hit to chart from Right Place Right Time, Olly Murs debuts at #36 with “Hey You Beautiful”, which gets a digital release in the United Kingdom next month. Murs is also climbing with his last single to be released in that territory, “Dear Darlin’”, which rises a spot to a new peak of #17.
  • Coming off two #2 hits, “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors”, Justin Timberlake is hoping the leadoff single from his second part of The 20/20 Experience series doesn’t suffer the same fate too. That would be “Take Back The Night”, which enters at #37 after just being released on Friday.
  • Finally, she’s been a hit songwriter for several years now and she’s recording once again. Bonnie McKee enters at #40 with “American Girl”. McKee first made my New & Active with “Somebody” in the summer of 2004, failing to chart, but during a rerelease the next year, it went to #20 and spent 9 weeks in the top 40.

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