ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 23, 2004

"Ready" for another top ten countdown.

“Ready” for another top ten countdown.

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 end of May and the weekend before Memorial Day for my favorite songs from this week in 2004…

Debuts:
39. KEVIN LYTTLE, “Turn Me On”
34. EAMON, “I Love Them…”
31. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRITNEY SPEARS, “Everytime” (27-20, seven spots)

10. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (up 1)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, Epic/OR Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

09. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (up 3)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

08. HANSON, “Penny & Me” (down 3)
Album: Underneath (2004, 3CG Records)
Peak: #2

07. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (up 3)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Take My Breath Away” (steady, second week)
Album: In This Skin: Collector’s Edition (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (up 3)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, E.V.L.A./Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (down 2)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. CHERIE, “I’m Ready” (up 1)
Album: Cherie (2004, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (up 1)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. HOOBASTANK, “The Reason” (steady, third week)
Album: The Reason (2003, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (May 18)

Tearin' up the album chart.

Tearin’ up the album chart.

We’re piloting another pass into the pop stratosphere with a Monday date full of fresh releases. (NOTE: some items may not be available until Monday night based on label response time, but most of them are up now.) Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of May 18:

  • Having been in and out of the top ten on iTunes as a pre-order for weeks on end now, it’s very likely that Blurryface from twenty | one | pilots, the duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, will be the top entry on the Billboard 200. Looking at the potential of a top five debut and even a shot at #1, it would be a big boost from their last set, 2013’s Vessel, which peaked at #58. Lead single “Tear In My Heart” is a current top ten on Alternative radio. (iTunes)
  • Russian-born and German-raised DJ/producer Zedd may be in free fall on the CHR survey with “I Want You To Know”, his recent release with Disney star and singer Selena Gomez, but he’ll be back on playlists soon enough with a new Jon Bellion collaboration, “Beautiful Now”. Meanwhile, True Colors, his first album since 2012, is in stores and looking at a larger debut than Clarity. (iTunes)
  • With 25 years of music and 18 number one songs atop the Hot 100, Mariah Carey is one of the biggest-selling artists of all-time, dahling. #1 To Infinity is an updated collection of those chart-topping singles and also includes “Infinity”, which Carey recently performed on the Billboard Music Awards. It went to several radio formats earlier this month. (iTunes)
  • Led by “Can’t Deny My Love”, a recent entry on the Alternative survey that looks to have under-performed at the format, Brandon Flowers is back for his second solo effort away from The Killers, an album titled The Desired Effect. It may not do as well as 2010’s Flamingo, but it’s sure to attract his core fans. (iTunes)
  • 21-year-old newcomer Kelsea Ballerini has her first top ten single on Country radio with “Love Me Like You Mean It”. Now, her first album, The First Time, is in stores. Given her Taylor Swift co-sign from earlier this year, it should debut decently. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Brantley Gilbert‘s Just As I Am (Platinum Edition) (iTunes), Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!‘s Get Lost, Find Yourself (iTunes), Coal Chamber‘s Rivals (iTunes), Faith No More‘s Sol Invictus (iTunes), Hot Chip‘s Why Make Sense? (iTunes), Jamie Foxx‘s Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses (iTunes), Kopecky‘s Drug For The Modern Age (iTunes), Life Of Dillon‘s Prologue (EP) (iTunes), Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear‘s Skeleton Crew (iTunes), Murs‘s Have A Nice Life (iTunes), Paul Weller‘s Saturns Pattern (iTunes), Rico Love‘s Turn The Lights On (iTunes), Sammy Hagar & The Circle‘s At Your Service (Live) (iTunes), Shamir‘s Ratchet (iTunes), Silverstein‘s I Am Alive In Everything I Touch (iTunes), The Milk Carton Kids‘s Monterey (iTunes), The Story So Far‘s The Story So Far (iTunes) and Whitesnake‘s The Purple Album (iTunes).

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

  • “Bad Blood (Remix)”, singer Taylor Swift‘s new single featuring Kendrick Lamar. (iTunes)
  • “Go Big Or Go Home”, a new single from American Authors. (iTunes)
  • “Kick The Dust Up”, the new single from Country star Luke Bryan. (iTunes)
  • “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”, already selling well for Maroon 5. (iTunes)
  • “We Went”, new from Randy Houser. (iTunes)

Next Tuesday won’t be nearly as eventful as this Monday’s bunch of releases, but new albums from Alesso and Lifehouse are on the horizon, among others. A full preview is coming on Monday night.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 17, 2015

They've booked a few nights here.

Checking in for a fourth week.

DEBUTS
39. Bleachers – Like A River Runs
36. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…
35. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
28. Little Big Town – Girl Crush (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (34) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town (29)
23. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (28)
17. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Life Of Dillon – Overload (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Delta Rae – Scared (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – Man On A Wire (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Neon Trees – Songs I Can’t Listen To (2)
2. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (3)
3. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (7)
4. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (8)
5. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (-)
6. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (6)
7. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (4)
8. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (5)
9. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (9)
10. Nick Fradiani – Beautiful Life (-)

In The Mix:
Allen Stone – Freedom
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather (new)
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (new)
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right (new)
Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick
New Politics – West End Kids (new)
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Phases – I’m In Love With My Life (new)
Plain White T’s – Pause
Saints Of Valory – Fighting
Steven Tyler – Love Is Your Name (new)
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age (new)
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (new)
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution
Years & Years – Shine (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third top 40 song from American Authors, the group that formed in Boston and is now based in New York City. Their single is “Go Big Or Go Home”, new at #35. You’ll be able to purchase it tomorrow. The four men scored a #1 on my chart in November 2013 with “Best Day Of My Life”, which spent a week at the top. Will they march their way their way back “Home” to the top? That story has yet to be written, so stay tuned.
  • As “Sugar” continues to descend on the chart, Maroon 5 rush out a new single with “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”, a new entry at #36 this week. It was recently tacked onto the digital editions of V. Should it hit the top ten later this season, it will be the first “summer” title to go that high since Kid Rock‘s “All Summer Long”, which peaked at #8 in September 2008. It should be another huge radio hit for the guys.
  • Last, but certainly not least, the third charting single from Strange Desire rolls in at #39 for 31-year-old singer/songwriter Jack Antonoff and Bleachers. It’s “Like A River Runs”, which is the follow-up to last year’s “Rollercoaster”, a #3 hit. Look for it to officially debut in the Alternative top 40 as well this week. He hits the road with Charli XCX in late July.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 19, 2002

"Herre" they are.

“Herre” they are.

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 middle of May and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2002…

Debuts:
38. SEVEN & THE SUN, “Walk With Me”
37. DROPLINE, “Fly Away From Here (Graduation Day)”
33. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Love At First Sight”
32. KELLY OSBOURNE, “Papa Don’t Preach”

Biggest Mover(s):
WILL SMITH, “Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head)” (30-21, nine spots)

10. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Complicated” (up 5)
Album: Let Go (2002, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. EMINEM, “Without Me” (up 4)
Album: The Eminem Show (2002, Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

08. PINK, “Don’t Let Me Get Me” (down 4)
Album: M!ssundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. JADE ANDERSON, “Sugarhigh” (up 1)
Album: Dive Deeper (2002 – import, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

06. NICKELBACK, “Too Bad” (steady, second week)
Album: Silver Side Up (2001, Roadrunner/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #5

05. NELLY, “Hot In Herre” (up 4)
Album: Nellyville (2002, Fo’ Reel/Universal Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. NO DOUBT, “Hella Good” (up 1)
Album: Rock Steady (2001, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2

03. JIMMY EAT WORLD, “The Middle” (steady, second week)
Album: Bleed American/Jimmy Eat World (2001, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. ALICIA KEYS, “How Come You Don’t Call Me?” (steady, third week)
Album: Songs In A Minor (2001, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Here Is Gone” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Gutterflower (2002, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (May 12)

The Pitch is back.

The Pitch is back.

Another big soundtrack is ready to hit the top of the charts this week, so get ready to fill up your “Cups” with popcorn and fill up a playlist with some new tunes. Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of May 12:

  • Back in 2012, the first Pitch Perfect film became a sleeper hit at the box office thanks to word of mouth and a steady record of DVD and soundtrack purchases. Of course, Anna Kendrick‘s “Cups (When I’m Gone)” became a national top ten hit as the sales continued. We’ll see if that happens again with the soundtrack to Pitch Perfect 2, out this week. “Flashlight” is the current single from it, performed by Jessie J. (iTunes)
  • Led by the recent Rhythmic and Urban radio single “Peaches And Cream”, featuring album producer Pharrell, the rapper named Snoop Dogg barks up a new release with BUSH, his thirteenth studio album. Will it rank him in the top ten for the first time in four years? Stay tuned. (iTunes)
  • 37-year-old dance producer Steve Aoki is out with Neon Future II, which follows last fall’s first edition. The current radio single from it is “I Love It When You Cry (Moxoki)”, featuring Moxie Raia. Look for it somewhere in the top 40. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Beba Rexha‘s I Don’t Wanna Grow Up (EP) (iTunes), David Duchovny‘s Hell Or Highwater (iTunes), Della Mae‘s Della Mae (iTunes), Ed Sheeran‘s 5 (EPs) (iTunes), Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell‘s The Traveling Kind (iTunes), Hinder‘s When The Smoke Clears (iTunes), Incubus‘s Trust Fall (Side A – EP) (iTunes), JD Souther‘s Tenderness (iTunes), Leonard Cohen‘s Can’t Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour (iTunes), Surfer Blood‘s 1000 Palms (iTunes), The Tallest Man On Earth‘s Dark Bird Is Home (iTunes) and Veil Of Maya‘s Matriarch (iTunes).

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

  • “Crave”, the new single from Parachute. (iTunes)
  • “Eventually”, an instant grat track from Tame Impala. (iTunes)
  • “F**ked Up”, a fan favorite from Young Rising Sons. (iTunes)
  • “Stronger”, new from Kiesza. (iTunes)
  • “Verge”, a collaboration by Owl City and Aloe Blacc. (iTunes)
  • “West End Kids”, the new single from New Politics. (iTunes)
  • the three American Idol coronation song choices: “Beautiful Life” by Nick Fradiani (iTunes), “Champion” by Clark Beckham (iTunes) and “Force Field” by Jax (iTunes)

Next week is a Monday release date, which features albums from Mariah Carey, twenty one pilots, Zedd and more! Preview these and more releases coming on Sunday night.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 10, 2015

They've booked a few nights here.

Mo’ time in the Motel.

DEBUTS
38. Ed Sheeran – Photograph
37. Little Big Town – Girl Crush | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (40)
29. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (33)
23. Jason French – You Just Want My Money (29)
22. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (27)
14. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Delta Rae – Scared (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Life Of Dillon – Overload (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. The Script – Man On A Wire (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bleachers – Like A River Runs (6)
2. Neon Trees – Songs I Can’t Listen To (-)
3. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (8)
4. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (4)
5. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (2)
6. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (5)
7. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (9)
8. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (-)
9. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (7)
10. Allen Stone – Freedom (10)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (new)
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Charli XCX – Famous
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (new)
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me (new)
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Plain White T’s – Pause
Saints Of Valory – Fighting (new)
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy (new)
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution

Chart Notes:

  • Formed in The Netherlands in the city of Utrecht, the quartet called Causes (led by English singer Rupert Blackman) land their first top ten on my chart, advancing 12-9 this week with “Teach Me How To Dance With You”. The Dutch band’s hit is the fourth “Dance” cut to reach my top ten since last August, following “Stolen Dance” (#9) for Milky Chance, “Too Cool To Dance” (#6) from Eden XO and “Shut Up And Dance” (#1) by Walk The Moon. That’s a lot of movement there!
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third Country crossover song to reach my chart in the last few weeks. This tune is the first for the group named Little Big Town, crashing in at #37 with “Girl Crush”. Though the song has faced some controversy since first being issued to Country outlets, it’s now a bonafide sales hit. “Crush” titles have also made my top 40 in the past for Mandy Moore (2001) and David Archuleta (2008).
  • Rolling in at #38 is the week’s other debut, “Photograph” by singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. This marks the fourth single to come from his latest album, X, which includes a former #1 that’s still gliding down the top 40, “Thinking Out Loud”. The music video for the song was just released and features lots of home videos of a younger Sheeran.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 9, 2010

This chart was no Hassle to make.

This chart was no Hassle to make.

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 start of May and Mother’s Day Weekend and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2010…

Debuts:
38. SARAH MCLACHLAN, “Loving You Is Easy”

Biggest Mover(s):
ALEX BAND, “Tonight” (39-29, ten spots)

10. ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful” (down 2)
Album: Pieces (2010 – U.S. release, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (down 4)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. LA ROUX, “Bulletproof” (down 1)
Album: La Roux (2009, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6

07. KEANE featuring K’NAAN, “Stop For A Minute” (up 2)
Album: Night Train (2010, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

06. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “American Honey” (up 4)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. NICKELBACK, “This Afternoon” (up 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, “Red” (down 1)
Album: Love & War (2010 – U.S. release, J Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (down 1)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

02. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You” (up 1)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

01. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (up 3)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010 – U.S. release, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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