Adam’s Top 100 of 2013: 60-41

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… no, forget about Christmas, it’s time for another Top 100 of the year based on my personal charts for the 2013 chart year! It’s everything from the year that was, from “Crazy All My Life” to “I Want Crazy” to “Keep Me Crazy”. We had passengers, pits and punks all rank among the top 40 this year, as well as dolls, dragons and more. We travelled to “Pompeii” and “St. Croix”, and now we’re on our way to the “Best Song Ever” on the “Best Day Of My Life”. It could very well be the “Best I Ever Had”. Alright, enough of my yapping, now.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 24, 2013. Those marked with a plus had not yet reached their highest position as of that date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

Now, let’s get back to the countdown and pick it up at #60 with the original American Idol

Kelly Clarkson

060. Kelly Clarkson – “Catch My Breath” (#9)
Writers: Kelly Clarkson, Jason Halbert, Eric Olson / Producers: Sound Kollectiv

**First of two songs in the top 100

They'll fight for this "Love".

059. Lawson – “Learn To Love Again” (#12)
Writers: Joakim Berg, Andy Brown, Carl Falk, Eric Turner, Rami Yacoub, Michel Zitron / Producer: Falk, Yacoub

Related Posts: Single Review (January 1, 2013)
**Third of three songs in the top 100

Third time lucky.

058. Passenger – “The Wrong Direction” (#1 for two weeks)
Writer: Mike Rosenberg / Producers: Mike Rosenberg, Chris Vallejo

Related Posts: Profile on Passenger (March 22, 2013), “The Wrong Direction” Hits #1 (November 24, 2013)
**First of three songs in the top 100

Read up on this "Story".

057. One Direction – “Little Things” (#10)
Writers: Fiona Bevan, Ed Sheeran / Producer: Jake Gosling

Related Posts: Kids These Days (December 4, 2012)
**Fourth of four songs in the top 100

Is he your "Favorite"?

056. Mayer Hawthorne – “The Stars Are Ours” (#11)
Writers: Andrew Cohen, Pharrell Williams / Producer: Williams

Related Posts: Album Review of Where Does This Door Go? (July 8, 2013)
**First of two songs in the top 100

Swingin' on by.

055. Robbie Williams – “Candy” (#4)
Writers: Gary Barlow, Terje Olsen, Robbie Williams / Producer: Jacknife Lee

Emeli Sandé

054. Emeli Sandé – “My Kind Of Love” (#7)
Writers: Emile Haynie, Emeli Sandé / Producers: Alex P, Haynie, Danny Keyz, RedOne

Related Posts: Emeli’s “Next” Move (December 8, 2012)

She's the eye in the sky looking at you.

053. Adele – “Skyfall” (#1 for three weeks, 2012)
Writers: Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth / Producer: Epworth

A Wicked collaboration.

052. Mika featuring Ariana Grande – “Popular Song” (#8)
Writers: Mathieu Jomphe, Mika, Priscilla Renea, Stephen Schwartz / Producers: Mika, Greg Wells

Related Posts: Pushing For “Popular” (May 1, 2013)

"Life" in the fast lane.

051. American Authors – “Best Day Of My Life” (#1 for one week)
Writers: American Authors (Zachary Barnett, James Shelley, Dave Rublin and Matt Sanchez) / Producers: Aaron Accetta/Shep Goodman

Related Posts: Profile on American Authors (August 9, 2013), “Best Day Of My Life” Hits #1 (November 17, 2013)

After the "Gold" rush.

050. Britt Nicole – “Gold” (#10)
Writers: Jess Cates, Dan Muckala, Britt Nicole / Producer: Muckala

Related Posts: From Christian To Crossover (February 3, 2013)

No Taylor Swift remakes here.

049. Matchbox Twenty – “Overjoyed” (#10)
Writers: Kyle Cook, Paul Doucette, Rob Thomas / Producer: Matt Serletic

**Second of two songs in the top 100

Jason Mraz

048. Jason Mraz – “93 Million Miles” (#5)
Writers: Jason Mraz, Michael Natter / Producer: Joe Chiccarelli

A girl in "Trouble" is a temporary thing.

047. Taylor Swift – “22” (#12)
Writers/Producers: Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift

**Two of three songs in the top 100

Are you Experienced?

046. Justin Timberlake – “Take Back The Night” (#8)
Writers: James Fauntleroy, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, Justin Timberlake / Producers: Harmon, Mosley, Timberlake

Related Posts: Single Premiere (July 12, 2013), Whose “Night” Is It Anyways? (July 15, 2013), Album Review of The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2 (September 24, 2013)
**First of three songs in the top 100

New Politics

045. New Politics – “Harlem” (#2)
Writers: New Politics (David Boyd, Søren Hansen and Louis Vecchio), Jake Sinclair, Mike Viola, The Dudes (Jack Ploch, Nelson Ploch, Roger Ploch, Sam Ploch and Sadler Vaden) for sample of “Saturday” / Producers: Hansen, Sinclair

Ed Sheeran

044. Ed Sheeran – “Lego House” (#7)
Writers: Jake Gosling, Chris Leonard, Ed Sheeran / Producer: Dea Hamilton

Related Posts: All Dolled Up (February 27, 2013)
**Second of two songs in the top 100

Takin' it Shep by Shep.

043. Sheppard – “Hold My Tongue” (#1 for two weeks)
Writers: Jay Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard / Producer: Stuart Stuart

Related Posts: Profile on Sheppard (April 27, 2013), CMJ Wrap Up (October 21, 2013), “Hold My Tongue” Hits #1 (November 3, 2013)
**First of two songs in the top 100

The Hunger for more.

042. Coldplay – “Atlas” (#1 for three weeks)
Writers: Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin) / Producers: Coldplay, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson

Related Posts: Single Premiere (September 5, 2013), “Atlas” Hits #1 (October 13, 2013)

Imagination's got the best of you.

041. Imagine Dragons – “On Top Of The World” (#4)
Writers/Producers: Imagine Dragons (Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, Dan Reynolds and Wayne Sermon), Alexander “Alex Da Kid” Grant

Check back tomorrow for 40-31 on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!

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