Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 18, 2014

"Something" more than the hit single.

“Home” is where the chart is.

39. The 2 Bears – Angel (Touch Me)
38. Neon Trees – Love In The 21st Century | HIGHEST DEBUT

32. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (37)
31. Duck Sauce – NRG (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (32)
16. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (22)

10. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (07) | PEAK: #03
09. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Foster The People – Best Friend (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Coldplay – Magic (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Sing (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (04) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Already Home (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (8)
2. Saint Raymond – Everything She Wants (1)
3. Jesse McCartney – Superbad (-)
4. Hudson Taylor – Battles (6)
5. American Authors – Believer (10)
6. Jeremy Redmore – Bad Philosophy (4)
7. Donkeyboy – Crazy Something Normal (3)
8. Kiesza – Hideaway (-)
9. George Ezra – Budapest (-)
10. Us The Duo – No Matter Where You Are (-)

In The Mix:
Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass – Extraordinary
Jacquie Lee – Broken Ones (new)
James Blunt – Postcards (new)
Lady Antebellum – Bartender (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Red Wanting Blue – You Are My Las Vegas
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun (new)
Sarah McLachlan – In Your Shoes
Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells
Young Rising Sons – High (new)

Chart Notes:

  • For the second week in a row, A Great Big World rule the top 40 with “Already Home”, their first song to reach the top. Album Is There Anybody Out There? also produced a #2 entry last year, “Say Something”, which gained traction as a duet with Christina Aguilera. Though the duo’s only been charting since the fall of 2013, singer Ian Axel was listed beneath my survey in early 2011 with a solo version of their breakout release “This Is The New Year”.
  • The week’s Biggest Mover belongs to duo Duck Sauce, who debuted last week at #38 and now rise to #31, a gain of seven spots. Their last hit, “Barbra Streisand”, peaked at #13 in late 2010 and dented the Hot 100 at #89. Believe it or not, there’s been only one other saucy set of singers to hit Billboard’s big survey. In 1972, a Detroit trio called Hot Sauce peaked at #96 with their only charting record for Volt Records, “Bring It Home (And Give It To Me)”.
  • Following their recent #1 single, “Sleeping With A Friend”, the Utah quartet Neon Trees land this week’s Highest Debut with “Love In The 21st Century” at #38. The second release from Pop Psychology goes to Alternative radio soon, where “Sleeping” still currently ranks in the top 20. Overall, it’s the band’s seventh single to enter my chart.
  • At #39 is this week’s other debut, the first chart hit for a duo called The 2 Bears. They are Joe Goddard, one fifth of the band Hot Chip, and Raf Rundell. The two have been making music together since 2009 and their second album, titled The Night Is Young, is due this fall. “Angel (Touch Me)” is released digitally at the end of June.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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