Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 7, 2016

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Three times this lady.

DEBUTS
40. That Poppy – Lowlife
38. The 1975 – The Sound | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. One Direction – History (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
28. Zayn – Pillowtalk (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
15. Ellie Goulding – Something In The Way You Move (21)
13. Ben Rector – Brand New (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Pride (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Troye Sivan – Youth (12) | PEAK: #08
07. A Great Big World – Oasis (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Justin Timberlake – Drink You Away (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Adele – Hello (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Taylor Swift – Out Of The Woods (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – When We Were Young (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Strumbellas – Spirits (1)
2. Grace Mitchell – Nolo (4)
3. Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up (5)
4. Rayland Baxter – Mr. Rodriguez (9)
5. Family Of The Year – Carry Me (6)
6. Lucius – Born Again Teen (8)
7. Jonathan Roy – Daniella Denmark (7)
8. Julian Taylor Band – Just A Little Bit (10)
9. The Saint Johns – Lost The Feeling (-)
10. Tryon – Somebody To Love Me (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Devil In Me (new)
Aurora – Conqueror
BANNERS – Start A Riot
Boy & Bear – Where’d You Go
Bryan Adams – You Belong To Me
Chef’special – In Your Arms
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Conrad Sewell – Remind Me
David Cook – Broken Windows (new)
Demi Lovato – Stone Cold (new)
DNCE – Toothbrush
Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
Grace Potter – Nobody’s Born With A Broken Heart
Jamie Lawson – Cold In Ohio
Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Matt Nathanson – Giants
New District – Closer
R5 – Dark Side
The Heavy – Since You Been Gone
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Lumineers – Ophelia (new)
Transviolet – New Bohemia
X Ambassadors – Unsteady

Chart Notes:

  • Shawn Hook and Troye Sivan each grab their first top ten hits on my chart this week at #9 and #8, respectfully, as both stay in the hunt for #1 sometime next month. Just a little lower, Ben Rector (#13) and Ellie Goulding (#15) are both six notches closer to a top ten hit. For Rector, it would be his first. For Goulding, it would be her fourth. Both debuts last week and now tied for the Biggest Mover, One Direction and Zayn leap nine spots, the former to #30 and the latter to #28.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is by The 1975, coming in at #38 with “The Sound”. They now have two songs in the top 40; the former top ten, “Love Me”, is down to #35. Both cuts are taken from their upcoming sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, which is due on February 26. A big title like that may just carry a big opening week globally as well.
  • Plenty of artists make poppy tunes, but only a few of them have poppy names. In the case of chart newcomer That Poppy, she seems to bridge the two together. She debuts at #40 with “Lowlife”. It’s featured on her EP Bubblebath, due on Friday. The singer, both Moriah Pereira and formerly credited as Moriah Poppy, grew up in Nashville.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 9, 2003

Chart chicks.

Chart chicks.

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 9, 2003…

Debuts:
39. JOHN MAYER, “Why Georgia”
38. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “The Anthem”
37. O-TOWN, “I Showed Her”
36. STACIE ORRICO, “Stuck”
33. SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”

Biggest Mover(s):
50 CENT, “In Da Club” (39-22, seventeen spots)

10. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Cry Me A River” (down 3)
Album: Justified (2002, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. TELEPOPMUSIK, “Breathe” (up 2)
Album: Genetic World (2002, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

08. BOOMKAT, “The Wreckoning” (up 12)
Album: Boomkatalog.One (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. DF DUB, “Country Girl” (up 3)
Album: Country Girl (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. JC CHASEZ, “Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)” (steady, second week)
Album: Drumline (Soundtrack) (2002, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “I’m With You” (down 1)
Album: Let Go (2002, Arista Records)
Peak: #3

04. DIXIE CHICKS, “Landslide” (up 1)
Album: Home (2002, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4

03. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring LL COOL J, “All I Have” (steady, third week)
Album: This Is Me… Then (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

02. COUNTING CROWS featuring VANESSA CARLTON, “Big Yellow Taxi” (steady, second week)
Album: Hard Candy (2002, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 5, 2016

On "Sale" this week.

On “Sale” this week.

Snow may be hitting the Northeast again overnight, but this week’s New Music Friday will keep you nice and toasty with all the hottest new jams. Here are this week’s notable albums and singles:

  • WIZ KHALIFA — Khalifa (iTunes)
    • Six months ago, Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood entered at #1 on the Billboard 200 list, so it’s a bit of surprise to see a new set from him this soon. We’ll see if his recent Twitter fight gets him any added sales. Nothing from the album is currently at radio, but “Bake Sale”, an instant grat at the time of release, is still in the top 100 on iTunes.
  • FUTURE — EVOL (iTunes)
    • This album is a Saturday release, and though Khalifa has a one-day advantage, this will certainly be an interesting race to #1 for both rappers. The Georgia performer’s DS2 and collaboration on What A Time To Be Alive came in at #1 on the Billboard 200 last year, and his hot streak is definitely burning.
  • CHARLES KELLEY — The Driver (iTunes)
    • Kelley is at the wheel as his first solo effort travels the road to retail. The title track serves as the lead single, a top 50 hit at Country radio, and the set features several collaborations. It should be able to make the top 20 in sales.
  • More albums out this week: DIIV‘s Is The Is Are (iTunes), Drowning Pool‘s Hellelujah (iTunes), Elevation Worship‘s Here As In Heaven (iTunes), Elton John‘s Wonderful Crazy Night (iTunes), Foxes‘s All I Need (iTunes), Lucinda Williams‘s The Ghosts Of Highway 20 (iTunes), Majid Jordan‘s Majid Jordan (iTunes), Nothing But Thieves‘s Nothing But Thieves (iTunes), SWV‘s Still (iTunes), The Cult‘s Hidden City (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music 57 (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Tigertown‘s Lonely Cities (iTunes)

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

  • “Don’t Let Me Down”, The Chainsmokers featuring Daya (iTunes)
  • “From The Ground Up”, Dan + Shay (iTunes)
  • “Jimmy Choo”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)
  • “Ophelia”, The Lumineers (iTunes)
  • “Make My Love Go”, Jay Sean featuring Sean Paul (iTunes)
  • “Nervous”, Gavin James (iTunes)
  • “New Year’s Eve”, (iTunes)
  • “Pause”, SafetySuit (iTunes)
  • “Prayers/Triangle”, Deftones (iTunes)
  • “Smoke”, Brian Fallon (iTunes)
  • “Something New”, Zendaya featuring Chris Brown (iTunes)
  • “The Broken”, 3 Doors Down (iTunes)
  • “Voodoo”, Allen Stone (iTunes)
  • “Whisper”, Chase Rice (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Kanye West, Lissie, Vince Gill and more.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (February 2016)

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 during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in February in this month’s Radio Report:

Bryan Adams
BRYAN ADAMS – “You Belong To Me” (February 8) (AC)
Label: UMe
Last year, Adams scored his latest top 30 entry on the AC chart with “Brand New Day”, and though he’s had dozens of hits over the decades, he’s not ready to stop. “You” is the second single from Get Up!, which was produced by Jeff Lynne. (It barely made it into the top 100 on the Billboard 200.) He has a string of live dates planned on the East Coast, beginning in New York City on the 11th.

The Heavy
THE HEAVY – “Since You Been Gone” (February 8-9) (Triple A / Alternative)
Label: Bad Son/ADA
This British rock and soul quartet out of Bath is back on the block with their first new tunes since 2012. It was that year that the act scored their only Alternative top 40 hit to date, “What Makes A Good Man”, which peaked at #32 in October. It’s hard to tell if this single will be well-received after all that time away, but it’s a pretty good sound and one that fits on both formats. Watch out for it.

AURORA
AURORA – “Conqueror” (February 9) (Alternative)
Label: Glassnote
From Norway, this 19-year-old singer, born in Bergen, has already hit the charts in Ireland and the United Kingdom with a remake of “Half The World Away” by Oasis. It was featured in a prominent Christmas advertisement for the John Lewis stores. Though it didn’t hit here, her latest single off All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend is receiving some good early support from Alt Nation.

Brandy Clark
BRANDY CLARK – “Girl Next Door” (February 15) (Country)
Label: Warner Bros.
Clark’s been a high-profile writer in the Nashville community for many years now, and her independent album 12 Stories got good reviews when it was released in the fall of 2013. She now finds herself with a major level and a single at Country radio, and reviews once more have been overwhelmingly positive for the Jay Joyce-produced cut. Will radio’s “Door” swing open for this sassy song?

Cam
CAM – “Mayday” (February 15) (Country)
Label: Arista/RCA
December was an awesome month for this California singer. Her album Untamed debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 200, and her single “Burning House” got a week at #1 on Country radio. (It’s now crossing over to the Hot AC format.) There’s no need for a distress signal, at least not yet, for Camaron Ochs should be able to sail the choppy chart seas towards a second sales and radio hit.

American Authors
AMERICAN AUTHORS – “Pride” (February 22) (Hot AC)
Label: Island/Republic
Despite “Go Big Or Go Home” narrowly missing the top 20 at the Hot AC format last year, that’s not going to get this New York act down. In fact, their song about self-respect is an early add at stations in Denver and Orlando on the panel. Of course, the four guys are best known for “Best Day Of My Life”, which spent a week at #1 in 2014. Hopefully, the song will also do its “best” on the chart.

Boy & Bear
BOY & BEAR – “Where’d You Go” (February 22) (Triple A)
Label: Nettwerk
The Australian quintet just missed the top ten at Triple A radio with their last single, “Walk The Wire”, but they’re hoping to climb back into the region with their next single. Both tracks are from their album Limit Of Love, which became their second set in a row to reach the top of the album listing in their home country. They begin a tour of the United Kingdom and Europe later this month.

The Saint Johns
THE SAINT JOHNS – “Lost The Feeling” (February 22) (Triple A)
Label: Kemosabe
Appearing for the first time on our Radio Report is this dynamic duo, Jordan Meredith and Louis Johnson. The Nashville act is on their way to a great era with their first full-length album, Dead Of Night, due March 4. Meredith and Johnson got some assistance from Vince Schumerman on the track, who records as Army Of Me. It recently received a few spins on SiriusXM station The Pulse.

Walk The Moon
WALK THE MOON – “Work This Body” (February 22-3) (Triple A / Alternative)
Label: RCA
Already climbing quickly on my personal chart is the third single from this Ohio band’s Talking Is Hard album. Of course, the huge crossover hit “Shut Up And Dance” came from the effort, and “Different Colors”, which went top ten on Alternative radio. “Work” is already a favorite at their live shows and has great streaming stats behind it. I’m ready for this to get going and become a smash.

Conrad Sewell
CONRAD SEWELL – “Remind Me” (February 23) (CHR/Pop)
Label: 300 Entertainment
Last year, Sewell earned his first #1 single in his native Australia with “Start Again” and his first top ten on the album chart with an EP called All I Know. Two of his singles, “Hold Me Up” and a feature on Kygo‘s “Firestone”, have been minor CHR airplay entries at best. Though he’s not had a true breakout moment with the U.S. audience thus far, “Remind” could remind people of his talent.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 31, 2016

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Still feeling “Young”.

DEBUTS
39. One Direction – History
37. Zayn – Pillowtalk | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Andra Day – Rise Up (39)
29. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (36)
12. Troye Sivan – Youth (20) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
11. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart (19) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
10. American Authors – Pride (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Pride (15) | PEAK: #10
09. A Great Big World – Oasis (13) | PEAK: #09
08. DNCE – Cake By The Ocean (06) | PEAK: #04
07. Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Justin Timberlake – Drink You Away (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Adele – Hello (04) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. Taylor Swift – Out Of The Woods (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – When We Were Young (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Strumbellas – Spirits (2)
2. That Poppy – Lowlife (6)
3. The 1975 – The Sound (-)
4. Grace Mitchell – Nolo (1)
5. Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up (3)
6. Family Of The Year – Carry Me (5)
7. Jonathan Roy – Daniella Denmark (4)
8. Lucius – Born Again Teen (7)
9. Rayland Baxter – Mr. Rodriguez (9)
10. Julian Taylor Band – Just A Little Bit (10)

In The Mix:
Aurora – Conqueror
BANNERS – Start A Riot
Boy & Bear – Where’d You Go
Bryan Adams – You Belong To Me (new)
Chef’special – In Your Arms
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend (new)
Conrad Sewell – Remind Me
DNCE – Toothbrush (new)
Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
Grace Potter – Nobody’s Born With A Broken Heart
Jamie Lawson – Cold In Ohio
Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Matt Nathanson – Giants (new)
New District – Closer
R5 – Dark Side (new)
The Heavy – Since You Been Gone
The Karma Killers – Domino (new)
The Saint Johns – Lost The Feeling (new)
Transviolet – New Bohemia
Tryon – Somebody To Love Me
X Ambassadors – Unsteady

Chart Notes:

  • Talk about a notable debut! This week’s Highest Debut at #37 is “Pillowtalk”, the first solo single by Zayn Malik, who is just going by Zayn nowadays. It’s the first single from Mind Of Mine, which is released on March 25. The single’s already hit #1 in dozens of countries on iTunes, including the U.S. chart, and Spotify streams total a massive five million globally in just a day or so. A few acquaintances of his are also taking their spot on the chart…
  • As their former #3 hit, “Perfect”, continues to fall down the chart, One Direction find themselves on the countdown with a debut at #39, “History”. It’s the third single to chart from their Made In The A.M. album. Of course, their newest single is a top 40 entry in the same week that one of their former members also enters, and we’ll see how fiercely they compete on a run towards the top.
  • Next week, it looks like it’ll be a battle between The Strumbellas, That Poppy and The 1975 for the highest new entry. Find out who takes it on my first February chart!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 28, 2007

"Into" this week's top ten.

“Into” this week’s top ten.

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 28, 2007…

Debuts:
40. JANN ARDEN, “Bring The Boys Home”
39. JOSS STONE, “Tell Me ‘Bout It”
38. ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders”
37. ROBBIE WILLIAMS featuring PET SHOP BOYS, “She’s Madonna”

Biggest Mover(s):
DBCLIFFORD, “Simple Things” (36-21, fifteen spots)

10. MIKA, “Grace Kelly” (up 1)
Album: Life In Cartoon Motion (2007, Casablanca Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (up 1)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

08. JOHN MAYER, “Belief” (up 1)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean” (steady, second week)
Album: Foiled (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #3

06. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose” (steady, second week)
Album: Nothing Left To Lose (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

05. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Hurt” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

04. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life” (steady, fifth week)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (down 2)
Album: All The Stars And Boulevards (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

01. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “World” (up 1)
Album: Two Lights (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 29, 2016

This Is looking at a high debut.

This Is looking like a notable entry.

As January comes to a close, we have our last New Music Friday of the month, featuring big hair and big releases. Here are this week’s notable albums and singles:

  • SIA — This Is Acting (iTunes)
    • Singer/songwriter Furler’s latest album revolves around the concept of tracks that were written with other acts in mind; thus, it’s acting. Several instant grat tracks have been released from the album, but only “Alive” has gone to radio, receiving minor support on both the CHR and Hot AC panels. With big streaming numbers, it could land in the top five on next week’s chart.
  • RIHANNA — ANTI (iTunes)
    • It’s hard to tell how this Barbadian singer’s latest effort is going to perform this week in terms of sales numbers. A messy rollout of singles, an accidental album leak on Wednesday and some free giveaways could hinder its overall performance. Still, it could debut at #1, much like her newest single “Work” flew to the top of the sales chart.
  • CHARLIE PUTH — Nine Track Mind (iTunes)
    • Originally intended for release back in November, the New Jersey performer’s first full-length set is out this week and features “One Call Away”, his current radio hit. Puth has his mind on a top ten debut on the Billboard 200.
  • KEVIN GATES — Islah (iTunes)
    • This Louisiana rapper has been putting out mixtapes since 2006, but this is his first proper album. Two tracks are selling quite well from the set: current radio single “2 Phones” and the viral hit “Really Really”.
  • More albums out this week: Bloc Party‘s Hymns (iTunes), Dream Theater‘s The Astonishing (iTunes), J. Cole‘s Forest Hills Drive: Live From Fayetteville, NC (iTunes), Phil Collins‘s deluxe reissues of Both Sides (iTunes) and Face Value (iTunes), St. Lucia‘s Matter (iTunes), Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Let Me Get By (iTunes), Tori Kelly‘s Unbreakable Smile (reissue) (iTunes), Wet‘s Don’t You (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Massive Attack‘s Ritual Spirit (iTunes)

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

  • “Aftershock”, Cash Cash featuring Jacquie Lee (iTunes)
  • “Do Me All Again”, Mackenzie Thoms (iTunes)
  • “Graffiti”, The Cadillac Three (iTunes)
  • “Hypnotized”, Akon (iTunes)
  • “In The Name Of You”, Elton John (iTunes)
  • “LA Confidential”, Tory Lanez (iTunes)
  • “Lean On”, Campsite Dream (iTunes)
  • “Learning”, Anderson East (iTunes)
  • “Pillowtalk”, Zayn Malik (iTunes)
  • “Rita Mae Young”, The Record Company (iTunes)
  • “Southern Boy”, Jordan Rager featuring Jason Aldean (iTunes)
  • “Torches”, Daughtry (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Charles Kelley, Elton John, Wiz Khalifa and more.

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