Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 8, 2013

Blame it on the "Girls".

Blame it on the “Girls”.

DEBUTS
40. MAGIC! – Rude
39. Grouplove – Shark Attack
38. Hedley – Anything
36. John Newman – Losing Sleep | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (40)
28. Colbie Caillat – Hold On (34)
22. Christina Perri – Human (29) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
16. Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree (21)
14. Gary Barlow – Let Me Go (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – Of The Night (12) | PEAK: #09
08. New Politics – Harlem (06) | PEAK: #02
07. Keane – Higher Than The Sun (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Daughtry – Waiting For Superman (08) | PEAK: #06
05. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. A Great Big World – Say Something (04) | PEAK: #04
03. One Direction – Story Of My Life (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Passenger – The Wrong Direction (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. The 1975 – Girls (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Strange Talk – Climbing Walls (7)
2. Kodaline – Love Like This (6)
3. Gavin DeGraw – Make A Move (3)
4. Cher – I Hope You Find It (5)
5. Lily Allen – Hard Out Here (4)
6. Disclosure featuring Sam Smith – Latch (-)
7. Sara Bareilles – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Live) (10)
8. Sam York – The Script (8)
9. Dominique Pruitt – To Win Your Love (9)
10. The Wild After – Lesson Learned (-)

In The Mix:
Bastille – Bad Blood
Bruno Mars – Young Girls
Crosses – The Epilogue
Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas – Instant Crush (new)
Emblem3 – 3,000 Miles
Gabriel Rios – Gold (new)
Gary Barlow & Elton John – Face To Face (new)
John Butler Trio – Only One
Keane – Won’t Be Broken
Los Lonely Boys – Don’t Walk Away
MKTO – God Only Knows
Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith – La La La
New Politics – Tonight You’re Perfect
OneRepublic – Burning Bridges (new)
Parade Of Lights – We’re The Kids
Peter Thomas featuring Betty Who – All Of You (new)
Pink – Are We All We Are?
Robbie Williams featuring Lily Allen – Dream A Little Dream (new)
The Griswolds – Heart Of A Lion
The Killers – Just Another Girl (new)
twenty one pilots – House Of Gold
tyDi featuring Carmen Keigans – Live This Lie
Young The Giant – It’s About Time

Chart Notes:

  • The revolving door at #1 continues this week as English rockers The 1975 earn their first #1 single on my chart, “Girls”, up 2-1. Their previous single, “Chocolate”, got as high as #2 for a week. (It’s currently at #26.) The quartet is currently playing a handful of radio station end-of-the-year concerts in the U.S., but they’ll be back for a full tour here starting in April.
  • Should the door to the top spot keep turning quickly, look for a fight between duo A Great Big World and boy band One Direction for the next reigning champ, both with popular ballads with an equal chance of hitting the top. It would be the first #1 for either act.
  • For the second week in a row, Christina Perri takes Biggest Mover honors with a gain of seven notches (29-22) for “Human”. Three additional songs advance six spots this week from Boy & Bear, Colbie Caillat and Gary Barlow.
  • Three of this week’s four debuts are by acts all charting with their third top 40 hits, a pretty interesting coincidence. The highest of them at #36 is John Newman with “Losing Sleep”, which follows “Love Me Again” (#22) and “Cheating” (#18) as the latest single from his album Tribute. Hedley is just behind him at #38 with “Anything”. The Canadian band first charted in 2006 with “On My Own” (#25), then with “Perfect” (#21) in 2010. Lastly, there’s Grouplove with “Shark Attack” at #39, the followup to the #5 “Ways To Go”. They’re best known for “Tongue Tied”, which spent two weeks at #1 last year. (For more: GrouploveHedley | John Newman)
  • Way down at #40 is the only newcomer to the chart, the Los Angeles-based quintet called MAGIC! and their debut single “Rude”. It’s currently a top 5 hit in Australia and looking for momentum in the U.S. next year. (Read my post on the single published this week.)

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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