Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 13, 2013

The Hunger for more.

There’s a Fire burning at the top.

DEBUTS
40. Matt Nathanson – Kinks Shirt
39. Bronze Radio Return – Further On
38. Kacey Musgraves – Follow Your Arrow | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Mayer Hawthorne – Crime (40)
25. Keane – Higher Than The Sun (32) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
19. Daughtry – Waiting For Superman (25)
10. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Passenger – Let Her Go (07) | PEAK: #01 for twelve weeks
08. Sheppard – Hold My Tongue (09) | PEAK: #08
07. New Politics – Harlem (10) | PEAK: #07
06. The 1975 – Chocolate (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Bastille – Pompeii (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Katy Perry – Roar (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Passenger – Holes (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
01. Coldplay – Atlas (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. John Mayer featuring Katy Perry – Who You Love (2)
2. NONONO – Pumpin’ Blood (1)
3. Switchfoot – Who We Are (6)
4. Tom Odell – Hold Me (9)
5. Bruno Mars – Gorilla (5)
6. Matt Cardle – When You Were My Girl (-)
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (-)
8. Eminem – Berzerk (4)
9. Gary Barlow – Let Me Go (-)
10. Maroon 5 – Lucky Strike (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew Allen – Play With Fire
Atlas Genius – If So
Avril Lavigne featuring Chad Kroeger – Let Me Go (new)
Basic Vacation – I Believe (new)
Bastille – Of The Night (new)
Butch Walker – Coming Home
David Myles featuring Classified – So Blind
Emblem3 – 3,000 Miles
Hunter Hunted – Keep Together
Lee DeWyze – Fight
Lily Kershaw – As It Seems
Lorde – Team
Matt White – Gimme What You Got
OneRepublic – Something I Need
Olly Murs – Hand On Heart (new)
Plain White T’s – The Giving Tree
Robbie Williams – Go Gentle (new)
Taylor Swift featuring Gary Lightbody – The Last Time (new)
The Killers – Shot At The Night
Vance Joy – Riptide
Yuna – Rescue

Chart Notes:

  • What gives? No Passenger song at #1? Yes, blog readers, it’s true. After five weeks in that top spot, “Holes” has been uprooted and replanted in the runner-up position, leaving Coldplay and their “Atlas” to map out a jump from 2-1. This is quartet’s fourth #1 on my top 40 following 2008’s “Viva La Vida” and 2011’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” and “Paradise”. It appears on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which also makes it the first movie song to reach the top since Adele‘s “Skyfall” (from Skyfall) last year.
  • This week, I’ll be heading to New York City for the CMJ Music Marathon! It’s my first time going and I’m very excited about it. One of the acts performing there is at #8 in the countdown; that would be Sheppard with “Hold My Tongue”. What kind of effect will the music conference have on my chart next week? Find out very soon.
  • For the second week in a row, British rockers Keane take the Biggest Mover title with “Higher Than The Sun”, up another seven spots from 32-25. Sunnier days are ahead for this one as many a sunny title have gone top 10 on my chart, from “Anna Sun” by Walk The Moon (#6) to “Brighter Than The Sun” by Colbie Caillat (#4) and “Stare Into The Sun” by Graffiti6 (#1).
  • Two newcomers enter into the countdown this week. Country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves takes this week’s Highest Debut with “Follow Your Arrow”, which debuts at #38. Her largest single on the Country airplay survey thus far is “Merry Go ‘Round”, which went to #10 this year. Also, at #39, is the first top 40 hit for Bronze Radio Return called “Further On”. The band is currently on tour with a former Adam’s Top 40 chart-topper, Graham Colton, whose “Best Days” spent three weeks at #1 in 2008.
  • With his sixth hit, Matt Nathanson is in at #40 with “Kinks Shirt”. The Kinks charted twelve top 40 singles on the Hot 100, including top tens like 1970’s “Lola” (#9) and 1983’s “Come Dancing” (#6). Nathanson first made my New & Active in 2004 with “Suspended”, and later hit the top 40 for the first time in 2007 with “Car Crash”, a three-week #1 later that year. His previous single, “Mission Bells”, rose to #24.

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