Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 13, 2014

The Hunger for more.

Could this be the “Magic” at last?

DEBUTS
40. One Direction – You & I
39. Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)
38. Katy Perry – Birthday
30. Ed Sheeran – Sing | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Sheppard – Geronimo (38)
29. Andy Grammer – Back Home (35)
20. Foster The People – Best Friend (28)
15. A Great Big World – Already Home (24) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
12. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (17)
04. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (09)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Christina Perri – Human (10) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
09. Gary Barlow and Elton John – Face To Face (06) | PEAK: #04
08. Foster The People – Coming Of Age (04) | PEAK: #03
07. The 1975 – Settle Down (05) | PEAK: #05
06. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J & Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (07) | PEAK: #07
05. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (09) | PEAK: #04
03. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
02. Bastille – Bad Blood (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – Magic (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Taylor Henderson – When You Were Mine (2)
2. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (10)
3. Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last (6)
4. Disco Mystery – No Price (-)
5. MAGIC! – Don’t Kill The Magic (-)
6. Donkeyboy – Crazy Something Normal (-)
7. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (8)
8. Saint Raymond – Everything She Wants (-)
9. Sebell – Till The Sun Burns Out (9)
10. The 1975 – Robbers (-)

In The Mix:
Avril Lavigne – Give You What You Like
Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass – Extraordinary (new)
Daughtry – Battleships
Grizfolk – The Struggle
Imagine Dragons – Bleeding Out
Jeremy Redmore – Bad Philosophy
Kylie Minogue – I Was Gonna Cancel (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This (new)
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
Red Wanting Blue – You Are My Las Vegas (new)
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Sarah McLachlan – In Your Shoes (new)
The Fray – Break Your Plans
The Seasons – Apples

Chart Notes:

  • We have a new one at the top this week — leaping from 3-1 is Coldplay, who now have their fifth #1 on my top 40 with “Magic”. It’s the first radio single from the group’s forthcoming album, Ghost Stories, due on May 19. Their previous four chart-toppers were 2008’s “Viva La Vida”, 2011’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” and “Paradise”, and 2013’s “Atlas”.
  • Look for four songs to jump into the top ten next week, the most action upward into that region during one frame in several years. Still, with hot singles by A Great Big World (which takes the Biggest Mover title for the second week in a row), Clean Bandit/Jess Glynne, Passenger and Rixton, it’s certainly worth accommodating for. Will all four be able to reach the top spot? Highly doubtful, but with a faster turnover rate, anything can happen.
  • Of this week’s four debuts, Ed Sheeran debuts the highest at #30 with “Sing”, and no, I’m afraid that it’s not a hot Carpenters remake. (That would sound pretty peculiar anyways.) It’s his fourth chart entry to date; his biggest, “The A Team”, spent a week at #1 in April 2012. His sophomore album, X (read as “multiply”), streets on June 23.
  • Further down are the other three debuts this week: Katy Perry lands at #38 with the latest single from PRISM, “Birthday”, while Canadian duo Chromeo enter the chart for the very first time at #39 with “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”. Finally, at #40, is one of three songs in the countdown for boy band One Direction. “You & I” is the U.S. followup to “Story Of My Life”, which recently spent three weeks at #1.
  • Next week looks like another hectic week for debuts with potential entries from British DJ/producer SecondCity, the yet-to-be-identified “disco supergroup” known as Disco Mystery and Canadian rockers MAGIC!. Who gets in and who gets shut out? Find out next Sunday.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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