Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 29, 2013

"Story" time.

The right Direction.

DEBUTS
40. Keane – Won’t Be Broken
39. James Blunt – Heart To Heart
38. Kes – Gimme Your Love
37. Gary Barlow & Elton John – Face To Face | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Bastille – Bad Blood (40)
32. Peter Thomas featuring Betty Who – All Of You (38)
28. Karmin – I Want It All (35)
21. MAGIC! – Rude (26)
15. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (24) | BIGGEST MOVER
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (15) | PEAK: #10
09. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. Gary Barlow – Let Me Go (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Passenger – The Wrong Direction (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. The 1975 – Girls (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. Christina Perri – Human (08) | PEAK: #05
04. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Bastille – Of The Night (05) | PEAK: #03
02. A Great Big World – Say Something (02) | PEAK: #02
01. One Direction – Story Of My Life (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Strange Talk – Climbing Walls (2)
2. Disclosure featuring Sam Smith – Latch (4)
3. Delta Rae – Chasing Twisters (-)
4. Lea Michele – Cannonball (10)
5. Kodaline – Love Like This (5)
6. James Durbin – Parachute (-)
7. Mary Lambert – She Keeps Me Warm (-)
8. The Vamps – Can We Dance? (-)
9. tyDi featuring Carmen Keigans – Live This Lie (-)
10. MKTO – God Only Knows (-)

In The Mix:
Crosses – The Epilogue
Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas – Instant Crush
Daughtry – Battleships
Gabriel Rios – Gold
John Butler Trio – Only One
Los Lonely Boys – Don’t Walk Away
Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith – La La La
New Politics – Tonight You’re Perfect
OneRepublic – Burning Bridges
OneRepublic – I Lived
Parade Of Lights – We’re The Kids
Passenger – All The Little Lights
Sara Bareilles – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Live)
The Killers – Just Another Girl
The Wild After – Lesson Learned
twenty one pilots – House Of Gold

Chart Notes:

  • Biggest Mover on the countdown this week belongs to Australian quintet Boy & Bear, who leap from 24-15 with their first hit, “Southern Sun”. It’s the first single from their album Harlequin Dream, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart a few months ago. The band will be doing a small tour in Canada and the U.S. this upcoming spring. (I covered “Southern Sun” in a post recently as it heads to U.S. radio.)
  • This week’s Highest Debut at #37 brings two legends together for the price of one. “Face To Face” is the name of the song and an appropriate one too, pairing 42-year-old Gary Barlow and 66-year-old Elton John, two of the most significant British singers and songwriters of all-time. It’s the second release to chart from Barlow’s Since I Saw You Last; first single “Let Me Go” is still top ten. This also makes John the oldest act to ever make my top 40.
  • At #38 is the only American act to debut this week: California newcomer Kes is in with “Gimme Your Love”, from his EP Audio Justice. The full EP is available to stream here. With an 80’s influenced sound, including shades of Prince and The Jacksons on this hit, he’s sure to see some big coverage in the new year. (See what producer and writer Matt Rad had to say about the singer in my interview with him.)
  • “Bonfire Heart” only rose to #33 a few months back, but with a followup titled “Heart To Heart”, James Blunt‘s certainly got a lot of, you know, heart. The second single from Moon Landing debuts this week at #39. Blunt’s been to the top twice and now has a total of ten top 40’s.
  • Lastly, at #40, is the latest single from British quartet Keane. “Won’t Be Broken” is taken from The Best Of Keane and follows “Higher Than The Sun”, which recently hit #7. It’s the band’s fifteenth entry on my personal chart since 2004.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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One response to “Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 29, 2013

  1. KES is definitely one of my favorites on this list! His new “Audio Justice” EP is amazing!

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