Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 19, 2014

Playing for Ceeps.

Playing for Ceeps.

DEBUTS
40. Emerson Hart – The Best That I Can Give
34. Foster The People – Coming Of Age | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Max Frost – White Lies (40)
26. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Mayer Hawthorne – Reach Out Richard (28)
21. Bastille – Bad Blood (26)
13. Grouplove – Shark Attack (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The 1975 – Girls (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
09. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (10) | PEAK: #09
08. A Great Big World – Say Something (06) | PEAK: #02
07. MAGIC! – Rude (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Gary Barlow – Let Me Go (05) | PEAK: #05
04. One Direction – Story Of My Life (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Bastille – Of The Night (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Christina Perri – Human (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Disclosure featuring Sam Smith – Latch (1)
2. The Vamps – Can We Dance? (5)
3. James Durbin – Parachute (4)
4. Mary Lambert – She Keeps Me Warm (6)
5. Lea Michele – Cannonball (3)
6. The 1975 – Settle Down (-)
7. Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith – La La La (10)
8. MKTO – God Only Knows (9)
9. Shane Filan – Knee Deep In My Heart (-)
10. tyDi featuring Carmen Keigans – Live This Lie (8)

In The Mix:
Bastille – Flaws
Birdy – Skinny Love
Chet Faker – No Diggity
Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas – Instant Crush
Daughtry – Battleships
Gabriel Rios – Gold
HAIM – Forever (new)
Jared & The Mill – Breathe Me In
John Butler Trio – Only One
Lo-Fang – When We’re Fire (new)
Los Lonely Boys – Don’t Walk Away
Magic Man – Paris (new)
needtobreathe – The Heart (new)
New Politics – Tonight You’re Perfect
OneRepublic – I Lived
Paloma Faith featuring Pharrell Williams – Can’t Rely On You (new)
Passenger – All The Little Lights
Royal Wood – Forever And Ever (new)
Sara Bareilles – I Choose You (new)

Chart Notes:

  • There’s a new song at the top this week; one might say it’s Perri, Perri nice. 27-year-old Christina Perri garners her first #1 on my personal chart as “Human” rises from 2-1. The singer previously charted as high as #9 with “A Thousand Years” in early 2012. Her forthcoming sophomore album, Head Or Heart, sees a release on March 11 and given the inclusion of collaborations with Ed Sheeran and Jamie Scott, I’m so excited to get a listen to it then.
  • Entering the top ten this week is the Canadian formed, U.S. based quartet MAGIC!, who wave their wands up from 11-7 with “Rude”. A few weeks ago, it went to #2 on the ARIA Charts out of Australia and looks to crack the top ten in Canada very soon. Expect a U.S. release of the song during the later spring/early summer — it’s only fitting given the feel of the song, right? (My profile on the group from early December)
  • Launching up 13 spots from 39-26 is the week’s Biggest Mover, “Sleeping With A Friend” by Utah’s Neon Trees. They’re the first singing shrubs to chart since 1997 and the trip-hop group Forest For The Trees. Their single “Dream” went top 20 on Alternative radio and scratched the CHR top 40 in the fall. (From the useless information department, “Dream” is best known as being one of the only charting songs on which a didgeridoo is heard.)
  • Of this week’s two debuts, Foster The People comes in highest at #34 with “Coming Of Age”, the first single off their forthcoming album titled Supermodel. It was co-produced by lead singer Mark Foster and well-known Adele collaborator Paul Epworth. To no one’s surprise, it’s currently racing up the Alternative survey and should be top 20 by the official Sunday update.
  • The other entry at #40 on the countdown is by Emerson Hart with his third top 40 solo single, “The Best That I Can Give”. Hart’s two previous entries, “If You’re Gonna Leave” in 2007 and “I Wish The Best For You” in 2008, both hit #1. We’ll see if this one can do the same. (My extended post on the single from Friday)

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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One response to “Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 19, 2014

  1. Eric McKillop

    I will not watch the Grammy’s when they ignore the best live performer in the music industry today, Adam Lambert.

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