Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 29, 2014

Oh, darling, my chart's on fire.

Coming at you like a “Dark” horse.

38. Kiesza – Hideaway
37. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog | HIGHEST DEBUT

32. The Madden Brothers – We Are Done (38)
27. Maroon 5 – Maps (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (30)
23. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (29)
16. American Authors – Believer (21)

10. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (08) | PEAK: #02
09. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (13) | PEAK: #09
08. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Foster The People – Best Friend (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Ed Sheeran – Sing (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (03) | PEAK: #03
04. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (05) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Already Home (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
02. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (06) | PEAK: #02
01. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jason Mraz – Love Someone (5)
2. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (6)
3. Shift K3y – Touch (-)
4. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (4)
5. George Ezra – Budapest (3)
6. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (-)
7. Grouplove – I’m With You (10)
8. Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky (-)
9. Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep (9)
10. Emerson Hart – Hurricane (7)

In The Mix:
Bastille – Flaws
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Birdy – Tee Shirt
Colbie Caillat – Try
Connell Cruise – Into The Wild (new)
Francesco Yates – Call (new)
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Jacquie Lee – Broken Ones
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
Lady Antebellum – Bartender
Leon Else – River Full Of Liquor
Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones
Neon Trees – Text Me In The Morning
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Sander Kleinenberg – We-R-Superstars
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
Sheppard – Something’s Missing (new)
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul

Chart Notes:

  • A year ago this week, the performer named Passenger was spending his eighth of twelve weeks at #1 with the smash “Let Her Go”. Now, the 30-year-old singer and songwriter, born Mike Rosenberg, has his fourth chart-topping single in a row with “Scare Away The Dark”. It’s the leadoff release in North America from his latest album, Whispers. This also marks his 20th week at #1 in my chart’s history; it’s not a record, but it’s still notable. “Dark” is currently top 30 at AAA radio.
  • There’s a “Gold” rush on the chart this week as Christina Perri lands her second top ten entry from Head Or Heart. Up from 13-9, “Burning Gold” is another winner from the Pennsylvania born singer. When it comes to precious pop metals of that kind, only “We Are Golden” by Mika (#6, 2009) and “Gold” by Britt Nicole (#10, 2013) shined their way into the top ten. Elementary, my dear chart fans.
  • It should be no surprise that Maroon 5 take the title of this week’s Biggest Mover, up 35-27 with “Maps”. Their song is already all over the airwaves, but it’s taking a little longer to catch on with me. Lead singer Adam Levine is taking over cinemas as well this week as a film he stars in, Begin Again, opens in a small run. Look for the band’s new album, V, this September. It’s sure to be another big success for them.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from Australian quartet The Griswolds. Last year, they just missed the top 40 with a song titled “Heart Of A Lion”; now, they debut at #37 with “Beware The Dog”. Don’t expect that the rest of the animal kingdom is going to appear on their first album, but it is an interesting coincidence. The song is also charting nicely at Alternative radio, where it recently entered the top 40.
  • Lastly, at #38, is a song that debuted at #1 on the U.K. charts back in April. Canadian newcomer Kiesza enters with “Hideaway” after some time below the top 40. It officially goes to CHR radio this week, but it’s already been added in some major markets. A followup, “Giant In My Heart”, is released in Europe in August. A U.S. EP from the singer is scheduled to be issued through Island/Republic Records on July 8.

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