ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 22, 2012


The dream “Team”.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for 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 feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 22, 2012…

40. GROUPLOVE, “Tongue Tied”
39. SCISSOR SISTERS, “Only The Horses”
37. DELTA GOODREM, “Sitting On Top Of The World”
28. MAROON 5, “Payphone”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #8 below)

10. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (steady, third week)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (down 2)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

08. KEANE, “Silenced By The Night” (up 6)
Album: Strangeland (2012, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. OLLY MURS, “Oh My Goodness” (up 1)
Album: Right Place Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

06. KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (steady, second week)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (down 1)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Fairfax/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

03. TRAIN, “Drive By” (down 2)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (up 2)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (up 1)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 19, 2019

Bey came to slay.

Destiny says this child has the top new release of the week, just ahead of the second weekend of Coachella. Who else is coming home to the top of the charts? Here are this Friday’s top new albums and singles hitting the market:

BEYONCÉ – Homecoming: The Live Album (iTunes)
Features: The entirety of the performer’s 2018 Coachella performance, as well as two bonus studio tracks

CAGE THE ELEPHANT – Social Cues (iTunes)
Features: “Ready To Let Go”, a recent #1 song on the Alternative radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Bananarama‘s In Stereo (iTunes), Jade Bird‘s Jade Bird (iTunes), Johnnyswim‘s Moonlight (iTunes), Lizzo‘s Cuz I Love You (iTunes), Lolo Zouaï‘s High Highs To Low Lows (iTunes), The O’Jays‘s The Last Word (iTunes), Moominvalley (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Dinah Jane‘s Dinah Jane (iTunes), The Vamps‘s Missing You (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Antidote”, Mr Hudson (iTunes)
“Assassin”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Au Revoir”, Phangs (iTunes)
“Baptized”, Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“Bed”, SYML (iTunes)
“Best Of Me”, Blake Rose (iTunes)
“Between The Lines (The Black Madonna Remix)”, Robyn (iTunes)
“Breaking All The Rules”, Christian French (iTunes)
“Broken Bones”, Wingtip (iTunes)
“Carry On”, Kygo & Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Comeback Kid”, New Politics (iTunes)
“Con Calma (Remix)”, Daddy Yankee featuring Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Do It Again”, Steve Aoki & Alok (iTunes)
“Don’t Change”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Don’t Ever Let Em”, Fitz & The Tantrums (iTunes)
“Don’t Worry Bout Me (Rudimental Remix)”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Drop Dead Knockout”, Sinclair (iTunes)
“Earth”, Lil Dicky (iTunes)
“Every Age”, Jacob Banks (iTunes)
“Fantasy (R3HAB Remix)”, Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“Feels So Good”, Keala Settle (iTunes)
“Funny How Things Change”, Benedict Cork (iTunes)
“Get Out”, Cruisr (iTunes)
“Goddamn”, Tyga (iTunes)
“Heart Won’t Break”, Delta Rae (iTunes)
“Help”, Milow (iTunes)
“Hey Child”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“I’m Still Here”, Modest Mouse (iTunes)
“In The End”, The Cranberries (iTunes)
“Julien”, Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Just A Boy”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“La Respuesta”, Becky G & Maluma (iTunes)
“Last Hurrah (David Guetta Remix)”, Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“Medellín”, Madonna & Maluma (iTunes)
“Now’s The Time” + “This World”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“On The Way Up 2.0”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Power Is Power”, SZA x The Weeknd x Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Redemption Day”, Sheryl Crow & Johnny Cash (iTunes)
“Running In Reverse”, Chris Ayer featuring LACES (iTunes)
“Same”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Saw Lightning”, Beck (iTunes)
“Slide”, French Montana featuring Blueface & Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“So Am I (Majestic Remix)”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Strong”, Christian Paul (iTunes)
“Temptations”, Ty James (iTunes)
“Terrified”, Great Good Fine OK featuring Pell (iTunes)
“That’s Not True”, Skip Marley featuring Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley (iTunes)
“Told You So (Acoustic)”, HRVY (iTunes)
“Too Proud (Stripped)”, Broods (iTunes)
“When You Leave (Breathe Carolina Remix)”, Nikki Vianna & Matoma (iTunes)
“Wobble Up”, Chris Brown featuring Nicki Minaj & G-Eazy (iTunes)
“You & Me (Acoustic)”, James TW (iTunes)
“You Were Good To Me”, Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from AJR, P!nk, Rob Thomas and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 16, 2019)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: our musical map of the soul leads us to a winning collaboration from BTS and Halsey, while singles from Push Baby and Travis Scott also push towards big starts. Let’s add ’em up:

IT’S A “BOY”: K-popping into the top spot on this week’s adds report, “Boy With Luv” by BTS and Halsey earns a huge first-week total at the Top 40 format, picking up 109 stations on impact. That sum is more than enough to give the group their biggest start to date and should launch this single well up the chart towards their highest-peaking entry at the format ever. Meanwhile, Halsey has history at the top with three #1 songs here, all of them collaborations, and we’ll see if she’s due for a fourth. “Boy” did not impact at any other format this week, but it may earn some Hot AC and Rhythmic airplay as the spring rolls on.

Travis Scott is also looking awake and alert with The Weeknd-assisted “Wake Up”, which falls into third place with 40 stations. A recent top 20 song on the Rhythmic survey, “Wake” should climb just as high on the Top 40 list. Additionally, Push Baby, a quartet who formerly charted as Rixton, is showing promise with a fifth place finish at 26 stations for “Mama’s House”. In 2014, the band’s best-performing song under their previous name, “Me And My Broken Heart”, reached #6 that June.

Next week, look out for impacting singles from Bazzi, Dan + Shay and MAX to continue to shine ahead of the summer season.

1. BTS featuring HALSEY, “Boy With Luv” (BigHit/Columbia)
2. LIL NAS X, “Old Town Road” (Columbia)
3. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring THE WEEKND, “Wake Up” (Epic-Republic)
4. JONAS BROTHERS, “Cool” (Republic)
5. PUSH BABY, “Mama’s House” (SRV/Republic)
6. KELLY CLARKSON, “Broken & Beautiful” (Atlantic/EMG)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8-T. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
8-T. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
10. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 15-16, 2019)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are five impacting singles this week at the Top 40 format:

BETTY WHO – “I Remember” (AWAL/in2une)
Album: Betty (2019)
Past T40 History: Who hasn’t charted here before, but she’s had a couple of songs receive airplay at the Hot AC format since 2014.

BTS featuring HALSEY – “Boy With Luv” (BigHit/Columbia)
Album: Map Of The Soul: Persona (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: Making a strong entry into the top 40 here after just two days of airplay, this collaboration should fly up the list.

LEWIS CAPALDI – “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
Album: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (2019)
Past T40 History: The current #1 single in the U.K. is this singer’s first song to impact here. It’s now in the top 40 at Hot AC radio.

TRAVIS SCOTT (featuring THE WEEKND) – “Wake Up” (Epic-Republic)
Album: Astroworld (2018)
Past T40 History: Scott’s “Sicko Mode” recently became his first top ten single here after several minor entries as a featured artist.

Album: (single only) (2019)
Past T40 History: Paul is the sole artist on this single to make the top 40 at the format. His last entry in the region ranked in 2017.

Next week: All sorts of new releases are headed to the format, including future hits by two male soloists who charted well last year: Bazzi and MAX. Dan + Shay are also in the mix with their latest crossover from the Country chart.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 14, 2019)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. The game of thrones (at least on the Top 40 chart) isn’t seeing much action this week, but that’ll change next time around. Until then, here’s what’s popping on the survey:

SIXES AND SEVENS: As noted last week, Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings” secures a sixth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, which now becomes her longest-running #1 single at the format ever. However, this will be its last week at the summit, as the Jonas Brothers fly from 6-2 this week with the blazing “Sucker”, which will pass Grande’s big hit in the next few days. When it reaches the top, it will become the first #1 song at any format for the group.

Speaking of these three talented brothers, their latest single “Cool” moves from 43-25 on the chart, marking their eighth top 40 song to date. It’s the highest of three new entries in the region this week, though the other two tracks are well below it. One of them jumps into the entire top 50 at #37: “Boy With Luv”, the first collaboration by K-pop sensation BTS and singer Halsey. It’s the fourth time in the top 40 for the septet and the tenth entry for the featured performer. The track easily reached #1 on iTunes upon release. Julia Michaels and Niall Horan also edge into the top 40 this week, up 41-40 with “What A Time”. It’s the fifth top 40 single for each of them, the latter artist earning his fifth solo entry (which compliments his 13 as a member of One Direction.)

Three further entries in the top 50 this week are led by newcomer Kiana Ledé, who checks in at #46 with “Ex”. You’ll find it closing in on the top ten at the Rhythmic radio format. Ciara earns her first top 50 title since 2009 with “Thinkin Bout You”, new at #48. At #49, we also have the newest solo hit for a second One Direction alum: Louis Tomlinson is back with “Two Of Us”. The tune could earn him the third top 40 solo entry of his career in the coming weeks.

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Fifteen

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…


FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “Waiting Tables” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Eighth appearance

There’s definitely two seats at the table for these guys; I’ve been feasting on their releases for some time now, so the waiting period wasn’t long for this winner to arrive. The mellow retro-tinged pop single combines enough modern elements for a successful result.

HANNAH JANE LEWIS – “Not Yours Never Was” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

Following the release of the Rewind-approved cuts “Do It Without You” and “Last Night Every Night”, Lewis’s latest song is an easy add to the list, which is featured on her new self-titled EP. With so many great pop records in her catalog, she’ll continue to do well.

OVERSTREET – “All Nighter” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

During the summer of 2017, Overstreet climbed as high as #14 on my personal chart with “Hold On”, though I enjoyed the majority of his songs during a stint with Island Records. Leaning towards a darker rock feel, this one could find support at Alternative radio.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALEC BAILEY – “Roseanne”
EBEN – “You The One”
HUX – “Wreck”
JOHAN – “Fifteen”
MISS BENNY – “Every Boy”
MYZICA – “Can’t Come Back”
VIOLET DAYS – “Afterparty”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 14, 2019

Indigo-in’ nowhere anytime soon.

39. The Strumbellas – I’ll Wait
38. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake | HIGHEST DEBUT

34. The Cranberries – Wake Me When It’s Over (38)
33. BANNERS – Got It In You (37)
30. Westlife – Better Man (34)
29. George Ezra – Pretty Shining People (33)
26. Kelly Clarkson – Broken & Beautiful (30)
23. Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
22. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (26)
21. Noah Kahan – Mess (25)

10. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Lizzo – Juice (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man – Giant (04) | PEAK: #03
05. P!nk – Walk Me Home (07) | PEAK: #05
04. The Cranberries – All Over Now (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Westlife – Hello My Love (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ava Max – So Am I (1)
2. Rachel Crow – Up All Night (2)
3. Push Baby – Mama’s House (8)
4. Maddie Poppe – Made You Miss (-)
5. Thomas Rhett – Look What God Gave Her (-)
6. O.A.R. – Knocking At Your Door (9)
7. Galantis featuring OneRepublic – Bones (3)
8. Mike Posner – Move On (-)
9. Sara Bareilles – Fire (5)
10. James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Find Someone
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy (new)
Bülow – Sweet Little Lies
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen (new)
Fitz & The Tantrums – 123456
for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
Jonas Brothers – Cool
Lennon Stella – Bitch (Takes One To Know One)
Nina Nesbitt – The Best You Had
The Head And The Heart – Missed Connection
Zara Larsson – Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Kacey Musgraves and her song “Rainbow” on its fifth week at #1 on my survey, making it the longest-running chart-topper of the year thus far. The single remains in the top 40 on both the AC and Country radio charts. Dean Lewis has this week’s Highest Debut, landing at #38 with “Stay Awake”. It’s his third title to reach my top 40 and the follow-up to “7 Minutes”, which stays at #8 again on my latest list. Coming in a notch lower at #39, it’s the fourth top 40 hit for The Strumbellas. “I’ll Wait” follows “Salvation”, which recently got as high as #4. Both of these debut songs should do well on here through the summer months.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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