Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 27, 2014

The Hunger for more.

Every little thing they do is “Magic”.

DEBUTS
37. Disco Mystery – No Price
36. Passenger – Heart’s On Fire
25. Graffiti6 – The Bridge | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (36)
26. Katy Perry – Birthday (31)
11. Ed Sheeran – Sing (18) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – Bad Blood (05) | PEAK: #02
08. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J & Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
05. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (07) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Already Home (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – Magic (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Donkeyboy – Crazy Something Normal (4)
2. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (5)
3. The 1975 – Robbers (7)
4. Taylor Henderson – When You Were Mine (1)
5. Saint Raymond – Everything She Wants (6)
6. Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last (3)
7. Jeremy Redmore – Bad Philosophy (9)
8. The Seasons – Apples (10)
9. Sebell – Till The Sun Burns Out (8)
10. Daughtry – Battleships (-)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Believer (new)
Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass – Extraordinary
Duck Sauce – NRG (new)
Hudson Taylor – Battles (new)
Kylie Minogue – I Was Gonna Cancel
OneRepublic – Love Runs Out
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
Red Wanting Blue – You Are My Las Vegas
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Sarah McLachlan – In Your Shoes
The Fray – Break Your Plans

Chart Notes:

  • The youngsters continue to make their mark in the top ten this week: seven of the ten songs have been listed in my top 40 for nine or fewer weeks. I haven’t seen that kind of turnover in years. That number may be bumped to eight songs next week with big tracks from Ed Sheeran (“Sing”) and Foster The People (“Best Friend”) landing at #11 and #12, respectively. Meanwhile, within the top tier of the week’s singles, look for both A Great Big World and Bleachers to shine in the top spot during the month of May.
  • Speaking of Sheeran, “Sing” is this week’s Biggest Mover for the second week running, leaping from 18-11 in only its third frame on the chart. It continues to bob in and around the top ten on iTunes and is rapidly picking up at radio across five different formats, including current top 20 peaks at both CHR and Hot AC. Look for his album X, due on June 23, to be a big seller this summer.
  • Three debuts enter the survey this week and the highest of them, breaking in all the way up at #25, brings one of my favorite acts of the past few years back into the top 40 for their third time. Graffiti6, the duo of Jamie Scott and Tommy Danvers, claimed my #1 song of 2012 with “Free”, while “Stare Into The Sun” ranked at #7 for that year. Now, they return with “The Bridge”, the title cut from their recently released second album. Will it be able cross that popular path to the top spot? We’ll see in the coming weeks. (Read my review of The Bridge)
  • Wait… didn’t he just debut a few weeks ago with “Scare Away The Dark”? Well, Passenger now has an international single making some moves and it’s called “Heart’s On Fire”, which now becomes his fifth entry to make my chart in just over a year’s time. It debuts at #36. His new album, Whispers, is due on June 10.
  • Finally, in at #37, is a song that’s a bit of a mystery… a Disco Mystery, that is. Recently, “No Price” first premiered on BBC Radio 1, and few details were revealed: it’s on U.K. label New State and David Macklovitch from Chromeo does the lead male vocal. Further research shows that it samples “Can’t Put No Price”, a 1983 cut by New York City band North End. No one in the “super group” has confirmed their involvement with this track. However, it’s worth noting that the head of Columbia Records U.K. radio department recently tweeted out a link to the song. Could that mean an act like Daft Punk is involved? Stay tuned as the details unfold.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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