Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 2, 2014

Playing for Ceeps.

Ceeps gettin’ better.

DEBUTS
40. Royal Wood – Forever And Ever
39. Eric Hutchinson – Tell The World | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. One Direction – Midnight Memories (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
30. The 1975 – Settle Down (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Max Frost – White Lies (30)
21. Foster The People – Coming Of Age (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
11. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (18) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Taylor Henderson – Borrow My Heart (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Gary Barlow – Let Me Go (07) | PEAK: #05
08. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (09) | PEAK: #08
07. One Direction – Story Of My Life (06) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Grouplove – Shark Attack (08) | PEAK: #06
05. MAGIC! – Rude (05) | PEAK: #05
04. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Bastille – Of The Night (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Christina Perri – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Vamps – Can We Dance? (1)
2. Sara Bareilles – I Choose You (9)
3. KONGOS – Come With Me Now (8)
4. Disclosure featuring Sam Smith – Latch (4)
5. James Durbin – Parachute (3)
6. Mary Lambert – She Keeps Me Warm (5)
7. Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith – La La La (7)
8. Paloma Faith featuring Pharrell Williams – Can’t Rely On You (-)
9. Hudson Taylor – Weapons (-)
10. Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue (-)

In The Mix:
Aer – Says She Loves Me (new)
Bastille – Flaws
Big Data – Dangerous (new)
Birdy – Skinny Love
Chet Faker – No Diggity
Daft Punk – Give Life Back To Music (new)
Daughtry – Battleships
DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J and Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (new)
HAIM – Forever
Hunter Hayes – Invisible (new)
Ingrid Michaelson – Girls Chase Boys (new)
Jared & The Mill – Breathe Me In
John Newman – Out Of My Head
Lo-Fang – When We’re Fire
Magic Man – Paris
needtobreathe – The Heart
New Politics – Tonight You’re Perfect
O.A.R. – Peace (new)
OneRepublic – I Lived
Paolo Nutini – Scream (Funk My Life Up) (new)
Tegan & Sara – Drove Me Wild

Chart Notes:

  • Soulful sextet Fitz & The Tantrums are pacing themselves among the top of the pops, but this week, they strut their stuff up another two notches to #2 with “The Walker”. These six know the runner-up spot well: last year, “Out Of My League” landed in that slot for five consecutive weeks, just missing #1. Their shoes are pretty weathered having been on the charts for 15 weeks now, but maybe, just maybe, they can take a ride in stride.
  • For what could be the first time ever, four songs tie for the Biggest Mover of the Week. Talk about sharing the wealth. At #11, moving up seven, is “Sleeping With A Friend” by Neon Trees. In three short weeks, it’s climbed 28 spots; is a #1 record in the cards? Perhaps. It will at least go top ten, which also seems to be the case for “Coming Of Age”, up 28-21 for Foster The People.
  • Also rising seven positions this week are two of last week’s debuts: “Settle Down” by The 1975 (37-30) and “Midnight Memories” by One Direction (40-33). Both British bands climbed to the top with each of their respective previous singles: “Girls” for the former and “Story Of My Life” for the latter.
  • Entering at #39 is the third top 40 single from singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson with “Tell The World”. His latest album, Pure Fiction (his first for Kobalt), is due on April 8. In 2008, he made his debut with “Rock & Roll”, which spent two weeks at #14, and four years later, “Watching You Watch Him” watched over the #20 spot for a frame.
  • Also debuting this week is the first chart hit for Canadian singer Royal Wood, who drops into countdown at #40 with “Forever And Ever”. It’s currently gaining airplay up north and will be featured in an advertisement during the Super Bowl. Look out, U.S., you’re in for a great surprise and a tune you’ll be clapping along to. (View my Profile of the singer from last week)

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