Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 16, 2014

Playing for Ceeps.

Take five… weeks, that is.

DEBUTS
40. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J and Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts

TOP GAINERS
31. Ingrid Michaelson – Girls Chase Boys (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
30. Royal Wood – Forever And Ever (36)
28. Eric Hutchinson – Tell The World (34)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (06) | PEAK: #03
09. Gary Barlow and Elton John – Face To Face (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Bastille – Bad Blood (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Bastille – Of The Night (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (07) | PEAK: #05
04. MAGIC! – Rude (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Grouplove – Shark Attack (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Christina Perri – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Hudson Taylor – Weapons (4)
2. Paloma Faith featuring Pharrell Williams – Can’t Rely On You (2)
3. KONGOS – Come With Me Now (1)
4. Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue (5)
5. Aer – Says She Loves Me (10)
6. Kaiser Chiefs – Coming Home (-)
7. Big Data – Dangerous (-)
8. The Vamps – Can We Dance? (3)
9. Paolo Nutini – Scream (Funk My Life Up) (9)
10. Daft Punk – Give Life Back To Music (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Bastille – Flaws
Benny Tipene – Make You Mine (new)
Betty Who – Heartbreak Dream (new)
Birdy – Skinny Love
Chet Faker – No Diggity
Daughtry – Battleships
Grizfolk – The Struggle
HAIM – Forever
Hot Chelle Rae – Don’t Say Goodnight
Hunter Hayes – Invisible
John Newman – Out Of My Head
Justin Timberlake – Not A Bad Thing (new)
Lo-Fang – When We’re Fire
Magic Man – Paris
needtobreathe – The Heart
O.A.R. – Peace
Oh Honey – Be Okay
OneRepublic – I Lived
Parmalee – Carolina
R5 – (I Can’t) Forget About You (new)
Strange Talk – Young Hearts
Tegan & Sara – Drove Me Wild
Vance Joy – Riptide

Chart Notes:

  • Christina Perri is only “Human”, and her latest single is not only lovely, it stands atop my chart for a fifth week in a row. It’s now the longest running #1 song for a solo female on my list since Adele‘s massive “Rolling In The Deep”, which spent six weeks at #1 in February and March of 2011. Perri’s album, Head Or Heart, is now in stores on April 1, and that’s no April Fool. (I’d suggest you’re only a fool if you don’t purchase it.)
  • At 66 years and 10 months old, the “Rocket Man” himself is the owner of a new record in my chart’s history. Elton John duets with Gary Barlow on “Face To Face”, up 12-9 this week, which makes John the oldest performer to ever have a top ten single on my chart. This was previously held by Rod Stewart, who was 61 years and 9 months old when his cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” reached my top ten in October 2006.
  • The Biggest Mover on this week’s chart belongs to singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson. She debuted last week at #39 and takes an eight spot jump to #31 with “Girls Chase Boys”. As far as my top 40 goes, the biggest charter out on the chase belongs to “Chasing Cars” from Snow Patrol, which spent four weeks at #1 in the fall of 2006.
  • This week’s only debut belongs to newcomer DJ Cassidy, who takes his first song into my top 40 along with two other established acts, Jessie J and Robin Thicke. The big collaboration, “Calling All Hearts”, debuts this week at #40. The DJ’s forthcoming album, Paradise Royale, is due for release in May.
  • Look for as many as four debuts on the list next week, including strong candidates from Irish duo Hudson Taylor and British rockers the Kaiser Chiefs.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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