Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 26, 2014

Playing for Ceeps.

Ceeps gettin’ better.

40. One Direction – Midnight Memories
39. Shane Filan – Knee Deep In My Heart
37. The 1975 – Settle Down | HIGHEST DEBUT

30. Max Frost – White Lies (35)
28. Foster The People – Coming Of Age (34)
18. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (26) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
15. Bastille – Bad Blood (21)
08. Grouplove – Shark Attack (13)

10. A Great Big World – Say Something (08) | PEAK: #02
09. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Grouplove – Shark Attack (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Gary Barlow – Let Me Go (05) | PEAK: #05
06. One Direction – Story Of My Life (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. MAGIC! – Rude (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (06) | PEAK: #04
03. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Bastille – Of The Night (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Christina Perri – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Vamps – Can We Dance? (2)
2. Eric Hutchinson – Tell The World (-)
3. James Durbin – Parachute (3)
4. Disclosure featuring Sam Smith – Latch (1)
5. Mary Lambert – She Keeps Me Warm (4)
6. Royal Wood – Forever And Ever (-)
7. Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith – La La La (7)
8. KONGOS – Come With Me Now (-)
9. Sara Bareilles – I Choose You (-)
10. MKTO – God Only Knows (8)

In The Mix:
Bastille – Flaws
Birdy – Skinny Love
Chet Faker – No Diggity
Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas – Instant Crush
Daughtry – Battleships
HAIM – Forever
Hudson Taylor – Weapons (new)
Jared & The Mill – Breathe Me In
John Butler Trio – Only One
John Newman – Out Of My Head (new)
Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue (new)
Lo-Fang – When We’re Fire
Los Lonely Boys – Don’t Walk Away
Magic Man – Paris
needtobreathe – The Heart
New Politics – Tonight You’re Perfect
OneRepublic – I Lived
Paloma Faith featuring Pharrell Williams – Can’t Rely On You
Tegan & Sara – Drove Me Wild (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Baby, there’s a shark in the water… so said V.V. Brown in her only hit to date, the #1 “Shark In The Water” from 2010. Well, don’t go in the water because the beast is looking for another bite. Grouplove rides a wave up from 13-8 with “Shark Attack”, their third top ten hit in a row. The quintet is now looking for their second #1; “Tongue Tied” spent two weeks at the top back in 2012.
  • The Biggest Mover for the second week in a row belongs to “Sleeping With A Friend” by Neon Trees. It launched from 39-26 last week, and climbs from 26-18 this week. As far as friendly titles goes, the biggest pop pal in my chart’s history is “Graduation (Friends Forever)” by Vitamin C; it rose to #2 in the early summer of 2000.
  • This week’s Highest Debut enters at #37 this week, which lands British indie rockers The 1975 their third top 40 hit, “Settle Down”. Their two previous singles were the #2 “Chocolate” and a recent #1 for a week, “Girls”. The title of their latest entry has been in the countdown twice before in 2012: in the spring, it peaked at #30 for Kimbra, and in the summer, it rose to #9 for No Doubt. No one settled for anything less than an original tune in each instance.
  • 34-year-old Irish singer Shane Filan is back with his second solo single to reach my chart, “Knee Deep In My Heart”, debuting at #39. Last September, “Everything To Me” rose to #34. Filan was previously a member of the quintet turned quartet Westlife, one of the top-selling boy bands across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Two of their songs made my top 40, “Swear It Again” in 2000 and “World Of Our Own” in 2002.
  • Finally, at #40, is the latest single from One Direction. “Midnight Memories” is the title song from their latest full-length effort and follow-up to “Story Of My Life”, which is still in my top ten. A clip for the song premieres on Friday. “Midnight” is the band’s tenth charting hit since 2011.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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