Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 25, 2012

40. Matt Cardle – Anyone Else
39. Kylie Minogue – On A Night Like This (Abbey Road Sessions, 2012)
37. Train – Memaid
34. One Direction – Little Things | HIGHEST DEBUT

35. The Gaslight Anthem – Here Comes My Man (40)
26. Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble (31)
19. Matchbox Twenty – Overjoyed (29) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. The Script – Six Degrees Of Separation (25)

10. Jason Mraz – 93 Million Miles (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (06) | PEAK: #4 for three weeks
08. OneRepublic – Feel Again (07) | PEAK: #7 for three weeks
07. Pink – Try (12) | PEAK: #7
06. Robbie Williams – Candy (08) | PEAK: #6
05. The Script featuring will.i.am – Hall Of Fame (05) | PEAK: #1 for four weeks
04. Andy Grammer – Miss Me (03) | PEAK: #1 for two weeks
03. One Direction – Live While We’re Young (02) | PEAK: #2
02. fun. – Carry On (04) | PEAK: #2
01. Adele – Skyfall (01) | PEAK: #1 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Killers – Miss Atomic Bomb (1)
2. Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running (4)
3. John Mayer – Something Like Olivia (5)
4. Colbie Caillat – Christmas In The Sand (-)
5. Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love (8)
6. Christina Aguilera with Blake Shelton – Just A Fool (-)
7. Robbie Williams – Different (-)
8. fun. – Sleigh Ride (-)
9. Britt Nicole – Gold (10)
10. Alex Clare – Up All Night (-)

In The Mix:
Alanis Morissette – Receive
Cher – Woman’s World (new)
Ellie Goulding – Figure 8
Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound (new)
Owl City – Shooting Star (re-entry)
Rebecca Ferguson – Shoulder To Shoulder (new)
The All-American Rejects – Heartbeat Slowing Down

Christmas Corner:
Christina Perri – Something About December (new)
Colbie Caillat featuring Justin Young – The Christmas Song
Daniel Powter – Cupid (Christmas Remix) (re-entry)
Lady Antebellum – A Holly Jolly Christmas
Train – Joy To The World

THIS IS THE END… OF THE CHART YEAR – November 25, 2012

Just like three of her previous hits, Adele is bonded to the top.

The singer’s fourth #1 single on my chart, “Skyfall”, has been at the top of the pops for three weeks running. However, just as the movie is descending down the Box Office chart, so will the song from my own list. Nevertheless, it’s great to see a song from a film be so successful on my chart when many others have underperformed in the past. In fact, this is the #1 single specifically written for a movie to top my chart since Chad Kroeger and Josey Scott’s “Hero” from 2002’s Spider Man. It spent five weeks there.

Knockin’ on the door to the top is fun., who are having no fun sitting it out at #2 with “Carry On”. They want their third #1 single in a row, but it ain’t happening this week. Behind them are One Direction, dropping to #3 with “Live While We’re Young”, while former #1’s for Andy Grammer (“Miss Me”) and The Script/will.i.am (“Hall Of Fame”) hold down the #4 and #5 spots, respectively.

Robbie Williams has his biggest solo hit on my chart as “Candy” advances 8-6. It’s still in the top ten in the United Kingdom as well. Pink also takes a big leap from 12-7 with “Try”. Parent album The Truth About Love has been discounted at a number of outlets holding Black Friday sales. We’ll have to see if the price cuts pay off on the album chart this week. Jason Mraz also scores his first top ten hit since 2008’s “Make It Mine” as “93 Million Miles” climbs to #10. It’s the singer’s sixth song to make the top ten.

This week’s Biggest Mover belongs to Rob Thomas and the boys of Matchbox Twenty, who rocket from 29-19, a gain of ten notches, for “Overjoyed”. The title was formerly a top thirty hit on the Hot 100 back in 1986 for Stevie Wonder. Two songs with “over” in the title have made it to #1 on my chart. In 2000, Christina Aguilera did it with “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)”, and in 2003, Sixpence None The Richer hit the top with their remake of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over”. Other big movers on the countdown this week include The Script’s “Six Degrees Of Separation” (27-19) and Hunter Hayes’s “Wanted” (27-21).

One Direction scores this week’s highest debut with “Little Things”, a recent #1 in the United Kingdom which was co-written by Ed Sheeran. It enters at #34. It’s currently gaining big on radio here in the United States. Will a change in tempo give the boy band their biggest hit yet? We shall see in the new year.

Train’s third top-40 hit from California 37 is a tale of Pat Monahan’s wish on the waves about a castaway just outside of Washington state who meets his lady on a remote island. It’s a shore thing they’ll get another big hit out of it. “Mermaid” enters at #37. By the way, Monahan mentions that he “would’ve wished in ‘92” for the girl, which wasn’t really a great year for top 40 titles with aquatic ambitions. Perhaps a “walk on the ocean” might help? (I know you all have a soft place for Toad The Wet Sprocket in your hearts.)

Kylie Minogue debuts at #39 with the Abbey Road Sessions version of “On A Night Like This”. The original went to #1 in Australia in 2000. This version gets a release in the United Kingdom on December 17.

Lastly, Matt Cardle debuts at #40 with “Anyone Else”. It’s his second single from The Fire. “It’s Only Love”, the first single, just peaked at #20 recently.

Those Christmas songs are on the move, but nevertheless, new ones from Of Monsters And Men and Rebecca Ferguson are added on this week, plus, the song that could become Cher’s first top-40 hit on my chart in almost thirteen years. Keep an eye on it.

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