Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 12, 2014

Pomp up the jam.

The rhythm of the chart.

DEBUTS
40. Max Frost – White Lies
39. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Delta Rae – Chasing Twisters (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
31. James Blunt – Heart To Heart (37)
30. Keane – Won’t Be Broken (35)
22. Gary Barlow & Elton John – Face To Face (27)
18. Grouplove – Shark Attack (23)
16. Karmin – I Want It All (22)
11. MAGIC! – Rude (16)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Passenger – The Wrong Direction (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (09) | PEAK: #08
07. The 1975 – Girls (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. A Great Big World – Say Something (05) | PEAK: #02
05. Gary Barlow – Let Me Go (06) | PEAK: #05
04. One Direction – Story Of My Life (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Christina Perri – Human (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Bastille – Of The Night (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Disclosure featuring Sam Smith – Latch (1)
2. Emerson Hart – The Best That I Can Give (-)
3. Lea Michele – Cannonball (3)
4. James Durbin – Parachute (4)
5. The Vamps – Can We Dance? (5)
6. Mary Lambert – She Keeps Me Warm (6)
7. Strange Talk – Climbing Walls (2)
8. tyDi featuring Carmen Keigans – Live This Lie (9)
9. MKTO – God Only Knows (10)
10. Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith – La La La (-)

In The Mix:
Bastille – Flaws
Birdy – Skinny Love
Chet Faker – No Diggity (new)
Crosses – The Epilogue
Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas – Instant Crush
Daughtry – Battleships
Gabriel Rios – Gold
Jared & The Mill – Breathe Me In (new)
John Butler Trio – Only One
Los Lonely Boys – Don’t Walk Away
New Politics – Tonight You’re Perfect
OneRepublic – I Lived
Passenger – All The Little Lights
Sara Bareilles – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Live)
Shane Filan – Knee Deep In My Heart (new)
The Wild After – Lesson Learned
twenty one pilots – House Of Gold

Chart Notes:

  • “Of The Night” takes a few more nights and a second week at #1 for Bastille and their hit mash-up of “Rhythm Is A Dancer” by Snap! and “The Rhythm Of The Night” by Corona. As far as the national charts are concerned, the biggest mash-up or medley to rank on the Hot 100 was in 1969 when The 5th Dimension spent six weeks at #1 with a mix of “Aquarius” and “Let The Sunshine In” from the musical Hair. “Night” has yet to be available here, but it will be starting on Tuesday when All This Bad Blood sees a digital release.
  • Four songs move into the top 20 this week: John Newman rises from 24-20 with “Losing Sleep”, which becomes his second highest-ranking song behind “Cheating” (#18). Grouplove takes a jump of 23-18 with “Shark Attack”, moving five spots closer to their third top ten hit. Finally, there’s Karmin, up 22-16 with “I Want It All”, which seems to draw a bit of inspiration from the duo Nu Shooz. All three have top ten potential in the next few weeks.
  • The Biggest Mover of the Week is from Delta Rae with “Chasing Twisters”. After debuting last week at #40, it’s up seven spots to #33. The six-piece band returns to the road in February and continues on a trek around the U.S. through April.
  • Instantly impacting the chart after being officially released on Friday (I first heard it on Thursday), Utah quartet Neon Trees enter at #39 with this week’s Highest Debut, “Sleeping With A Friend”. It’s their sixth entry, with “Animal” remaining their biggest of the pack, a #1 for four weeks in 2010. “Sleeping” is the lead release from Pop Psychology, due April 22.
  • The other debut at #40 this week is by newcomer Max Frost and “White Lies”. You’ve likely been hearing the song in a Beats By Dre commercial, which is still airing. Frost’s five-song EP, Low High Low, was released back in October.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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