Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 30, 2014

Catching ZZZ's and the #1 spot.

Branching out for another week.

DEBUTS
40. Andy Grammer – Back Home
39. A Great Big World – Already Home
36. Foster The People – Best Friend
26. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
22. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
21. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (26)
12. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (19) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks
06. Coldplay – Magic (11)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Eric Hutchinson – Tell The World (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Christina Perri – Human (06) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. MAGIC! – Rude (04) | PEAK: #02
07. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J & Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Coldplay – Magic (11) | PEAK: #06
05. The 1975 – Settle Down (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Gary Barlow and Elton John – Face To Face (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Foster The People – Coming Of Age (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Bastille – Bad Blood (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Vance Joy – Riptide (1)
2. Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It) (3)
3. Sheppard – Geronimo (7)
4. Taylor Henderson – When You Were Mine (6)
5. O.A.R. – Peace (5)
6. Benny Tipene – Make You Mine (2)
7. One Direction – You & I (10)
8. Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last (9)
9. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (-)
10. Sebell – Till The Sun Burns Out (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Augustana – Ash And Ember
Avril Lavigne – Give You What You Like
Betty Who – Heartbreak Dream
Daughtry – Battleships
Grizfolk – The Struggle
Hot Chelle Rae – Don’t Say Goodnight
Hunter Hayes – Invisible
Imagine Dragons – Bleeding Out
Katy Perry – Birthday (new)
Matt Cardle – Hit My Heart
Miner – Hey Love
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
Sam Smith – Stay With Me (new)
Strange Talk – Young Hearts
The Seasons – Apples (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week, two songs tie for the Biggest Mover. One of them is “Raging Fire” by former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, who leaps from 19-12 this week. It’s his third charting single. Even though he shares the title this week, it’s his third consecutive frame of earning the distinction. Will he push that to four next week? Even if he doesn’t, he’s quite likely to break the top ten.
  • The other Biggest Mover this week is the first hit for Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”, up 29-22 in its third week on the chart. It recently spent four weeks at #1 in the United Kingdom and remains in the top ten in over two dozen countries. Now that’s some chart power, and I think there’s no place they’d “rather be” than ruling the rankings.
  • At #26 is the week’s Highest Debut and the biggest one of the year so far. It’s no surprise that it belongs to Passenger, whose latest single is “Scare Away The Dark”. It’s the first radio release from his new album Whispers, due in June. The 29-year-old singer took over my chart last year with three #1 hits in a row: “Let Her Go” (12 weeks), “Holes” (5 weeks) and “The Wrong Direction” (2 weeks). “Go” also ranked as the #1 song of 2013.
  • While “Coming Of Age” remains put in the top 5, rockers Foster The People are already debuting with their followup single to it. “Best Friend” is at #36 this week and is one of my favorites from their sophomore album Supermodel. Look for it to make a splash at Alternative radio in the next few months.
  • The final two debuts of the week are all about “Home” because, well, there’s no place like it. Duo A Great Big World enter with “Already Home” at #39; it’s the followup to their #2 ballad, “Say Something”, which fell off recently. Andy Grammer also returns to the countdown this week with “Back Home”, debuting at #40. It’s his fourth chart single and his first time in the top 40 since January of last year with his former #1 “Miss Me”.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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