Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 5, 2014

Pomp up the jam.

Oh, what a “Night”.

40. Delta Rae – Chasing Twisters

35. Keane – Won’t Be Broken (40)
31. Mayer Hawthorne – Reach Out Richard (36)
29. Bastille – Bad Blood (35)
27. Gary Barlow & Elton John – Face To Face (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Peter Thomas featuring Betty Who – All Of You (32)
22. Karmin – I Want It All (28)
16. MAGIC! – Rude (21)

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

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

In The Mix:
Bastille – Flaws (new)
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:

  • Advancing from 3-1, “Of The Night” becomes the new #1 on the chart by Bastille, their second chart-topper after “Pompeii” spent two weeks atop in August/September. This is the first time a mash-up and/or medley of two songs ranks at #1 on my top 40. In this case, the two all mixed up in “Night” are 1992’s “Rhythm Is A Dancer” by Snap! and 1995’s “The Rhythm Of The Night” by Corona. It recently debuted and peaked at #2 in the United Kingdom.
  • Outside the top ten, Boy & Bear, Haim and Taylor Henderson are all moving up and looking to claim a spot in that rarified air next week. This is the first charting single for each of the three acts, two of whom are Australian (B&B and Henderson.) I’d give the early edge to the two bands.
  • Biggest Mover of the Week is up a solid ten spots from 37-27 for Gary Barlow and Elton John. “Face To Face” is the second release to chart from Barlow’s recent #2 album in the U.K., Since I Saw You Last; first single “Let Me Go” is also moving up, but just two notches to #6. John’s last top 40 entry was a collaboration with Australian production duo Pnau, “Sad”, which peaked at #26 in 2012. So, yes, expect “Face” to blow past that next week.
  • This week’s only debut comes from North Carolina band Delta Rae with “Chasing Twisters”, entering at #40. Though the song hasn’t been officially announced as a single, it’s currently receiving airplay at local station 92.5 The River and was just featured during coverage of the Rose Bowl on ESPN. Plus, with a forthcoming tour baring the same name, I think it’s all but certain you’ll be hearing this tune a lot in 2014. (They rock in concert, just FYI.)
  • Next week, it’s anybody guess as to what will actually debut in the 40, but Max Frost is looking like he could melt through the competition with “White Lies”, while James Durbin and The Vamps also share a strong chance of entering.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)


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