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

Catching ZZZ's and the #1 spot.

Read ’em and Sleep.

DEBUTS
40. Paolo Nutini – Scream (Funk My Life Up)
37. Better Than Ezra – Crazy Lucky
36. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (39)
29. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (26)
18. Coldplay – Magic (28)
13. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J & Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Eric Hutchinson – Tell The World (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Karmin – I Want It All (09) | PEAK: #09
08. The 1975 – Settle Down (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Gary Barlow and Elton John – Face To Face (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Grouplove – Shark Attack (05) | PEAK: #03
05. Foster The People – Coming Of Age (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Christina Perri – Human (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Bastille – Bad Blood (04) | PEAK: #03
02. MAGIC! – Rude (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Benny Tipene – Make You Mine (1)
2. Aer – Says She Loves Me (3)
3. Vance Joy – Riptide (8)
4. Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue (2)
5. Hedley – Crazy For You (-)
6. Guy Sebastian – Like A Drum (-)
7. O.A.R. – Peace (10)
8. Justin Timberlake – Not A Bad Thing (7)
9. Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It) (-)
10. Taylor Henderson – When You Were Mine (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Augustana – Ash And Ember
Betty Who – Heartbreak Dream
Christina Perri – Burning Gold
Daughtry – Battleships
Foster The People – Best Friend (new)
Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last
Grizfolk – The Struggle
Hot Chelle Rae – Don’t Say Goodnight
Hunter Hayes – Invisible
Lo-Fang – When We’re Fire
Matt Cardle – Hit My Heart
Miner – Hey Love
OneRepublic – I Lived
Parmalee – Carolina
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
R5 – (I Can’t) Forget About You
Sebell – Till The Sun Burns Out (new)
Sheppard – Geronimo
Strange Talk – Young Hearts

Chart Notes:

  • In May of 2008, a song called “Rock & Roll” entered my then Up & Coming section by a newcomer named Eric Hutchinson. Nearly six years later and now 33 years old, he has his first top ten single on my chart with “Tell The World”, advancing 13-10. Hutchinson’s Pure Fiction album is out April 8.
  • “Raging Fire” is the latest single from former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, and that flame is burning bright this week as it leaps from 40-29, the Biggest Mover on the chart. It’s his third single to hit my survey, and the first from his forthcoming sophomore album, due later this spring.
  • The week’s Highest Debut at #36 recently spent four weeks at #1 in the U.K., selling over 400,000 copies since its release in January. Still top 5 all over Europe, it’s quartet Clean Bandit and vocalist Jess Glynne‘s time to shine in the U.S. with “Rather Be”. It was added on SiriusXM’s 20 on 20 and goes for adds at CHR radio this week.
  • Debuting a notch below that at #37 is the first top 40 single in five years for Better Than Ezra, “Crazy Lucky”. During the spring of 2009, they rose to #13 with “Absolutely Still”. Of course, the trio is best known for songs like 1995’s “Good” and 1997’s “Desperately Wanting”, which hit both pop and rock radio back in the day.
  • Finally, in at #40, is the latest from Scottish singer and songwriter Paolo Nutini, titled “Scream (Funk My Life Up)”. Seven years ago, Nutini peaked at #10 with “New Shoes”, his biggest single to date. His new album, Caustic Love, is out next month.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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