Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 20, 2013

The Hunger for more.

Where it’s Atlas.

DEBUTS
40. The Fray – Love Don’t Die
39. Maroon 5 – Lucky Strike | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. A Great Big World – Say Something (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Keane – Higher Than The Sun (25)

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

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (7)
2. Tom Odell – Hold Me (4)
3. John Mayer featuring Katy Perry – Who You Love (1)
4. Switchfoot – Who We Are (3)
5. Matt Cardle – When You Were My Girl (6)
6. NONONO – Pumpin’ Blood (2)
7. Gary Barlow – Let Me Go (9)
8. Bastille – Of The Night (-)
9. Basic Vacation – I Believe (-)
10. Robbie Williams – Go Gentle (-)

In The Mix:
AJR – I’m Ready (new)
Avril Lavigne featuring Chad Kroeger – Let Me Go
Butch Walker – Coming Home
Cub Sport – Paradise (new)
Emblem3 – 3,000 Miles
Hunter Hunted – Keep Together
Katy Perry – Unconditionally (new)
Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree (new)
Lily Kershaw – As It Seems
Lorde – Team
Matt White – Gimme What You Got
OneRepublic – Something I Need
Olly Murs – Hand On Heart
Plain White T’s – The Giving Tree
Taylor Swift featuring Gary Lightbody – The Last Time
The Griswolds – Heart Of A Lion (new)
The Killers – Shot At The Night
The Preatures – Is This How You Feel? (new)
Vance Joy – Riptide
Yuna – Rescue

Chart Notes:

  • As I sit here writing all of this on the train ride back home, there’s a lot of CMJ Music Marathon madness on the brain. That would be the conference I was at all week, full of panels during the day and performances at night. Everything entering the In The Mix section this week except for Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson’s new singles are all bands I saw live and enjoyed. Another group who opened a showcase, Basic Vacation, enters the Top 10 Next In Line, where NONONO also appears. Then, there’s the Australian sextet Sheppard, who benefitted quite a bit this week. After seeing them perform three times during the last five days, I figured a notch upward per performance was only fitting; thus, “Hold My Tongue” registers a rise from 8-5, becoming the group’s first top 5 single on my chart. This won’t be the last you’ll be seeing them on my blog in the next few days; trust me, there’s one whole post coming soon that I think you’ll enjoy.
  • Just behind them is the quartet that formed in Boston, now based in Brooklyn called American Authors, who jump from 10-6 with “Best Day Of My Life”. Their first single to reach my top ten has been picking up some real momentum lately; can it go all the way to the top? With a new music video out this week and a physical edition of their EP out on October 29, be on the lookout for some more action from this one.
  • Since I was at New York University for CMJ’s Music Marathon this week, I guess it’s only fitting that duo that attended NYU takes this week’s Biggest Mover on the countdown. A Great Big World climb from 35-29 with “Say Something”, their first chart single. It’s also currently making some moves on the Hot Adult Contemporary airplay chart.
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to Maroon 5, who now tack on an 18th top 40 hit to their chart record with “Lucky Strike”, entering this week at #39. It’s the fifth single from the band’s Overexposed, which was released last year. “Strike” is the followup to “Love Somebody”, which went to #7 for two weeks.
  • Also coming back to life this week is The Fray, debuting at #40 with “Love Don’t Die”. It’s their 10th single to reach my survey; two of those went to #1, 2006’s “How To Save A Life” and 2009’s “You Found Me”.

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