Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 6, 2014

Viva la Coldplay.

Video didn’t kill these “Stars”.

40. Shift K3y – Touch
38. Ed Sheeran – Don’t | HIGHEST DEBUT

18. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (25)
17. Maroon 5 – Maps (27) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
07. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (12)

10. Foster The People – Best Friend (07) | PEAK: #06
09. Ed Sheeran – Sing (06) | PEAK: #02
08. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (05) | PEAK: #03
04. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. A Great Big World – Already Home (03) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
01. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jason Mraz – Love Someone (1)
2. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (2)
3. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (4)
4. Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep (9)
5. George Ezra – Budapest (5)
6. Grouplove – I’m With You (7)
7. Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky (8)
8. Sheppard – Something’s Missing (-)
9. Bastille – Flaws (-)
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold (-)

In The Mix:
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Connell Cruise – Into The Wild
Emerson Hart – Hurricane
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
Lady Antebellum – Bartender
Leon Else – River Full Of Liquor
Mary Lambert – Secrets (new)
Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones
Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (new)
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
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (new)

Chart Notes:

  • For three weeks in April, Coldplay ruled the survey with the first single from their album Ghost Stories, “Magic”. Well, I guess the quartet has a #1 single for all seasons because as spring turned to summer, they’re back at the top with “A Sky Full Of Stars”, advancing 2-1 on this week’s chart. “Sky” is now their sixth chart-topper; their first was “Viva La Vida” in 2008. Their longest was 2011’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”, which took in seven weeks.
  • 30-year-old Jamie Scott made his debut on my chart in October 2011, when he and Tommy Danvers, as the duo Graffiti6, worked their way up to #1 with the song “Free”. Three years later, a song from the now defunct act is up to #4 on my chart, titled “The Bridge” (from their second album of the same name) and Scott’s own solo song leaps from 12-7. “My Hurricane” leads his new effort, due September 9. Look out #1, he’s spinning towards you.
  • Once again, that hit-making quintet known as Maroon 5 is this week’s Biggest Mover, jumping from 27-17, a gain of ten notches, with “Maps”. It’s the first single taken from the forthcoming album V, their fifth set since 2003. The disc is set to hit retail on September 2. “Maps” was co-written by lead singer Adam Levine, as well as Ryan Tedder, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik and Noel Zancanella.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from a familiar name; in fact, he’s still in the top ten with a former #2 hit “Sing”. With his new single from X, the talented Ed Sheeran enters at #38 with “Don’t”. That album of his recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, his first to do so. “Don’t” was recently used in a commercial for Beats By Dre.
  • At #40 is this week’s second debut by the artist who calls himself Shift K3y. “Touch” hit the top five in the United Kingdom back in April and was recently picked up in the U.S. via Columbia Records. The 21-year-old, born Lewis Jankel, releases a followup, “I Know”, in September.

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