Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 3, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

Scott storms the top this week.

DEBUTS
40. Moko – Your Love
37. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart
34. Rixton – Wait On Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (40)
22. Mary Lambert – Secrets (29)
20. The Script – Superheroes (30) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Young Rising Sons – High (12) | PEAK: #09
08. American Authors – Believer (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Maps (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (04) | PEAK: #02
03. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Boy & Bear – Three Headed Woman (7)
2. Grouplove – I’m With You (3)
3. Bastille – Flaws (4)
4. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (10)
5. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (9)
6. The Young Wild – Moment Goes (-)
7. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (-)
8. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (-)
9. The 1975 – Heart Out (-)
10. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow (-)

In The Mix:
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Counting Crows – Scarecrow
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Chasing The Sun (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
Todd Carey – Nintendo
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Weezer – Back To The Shack

Chart Notes:

  • 30-year-old singer and songwriter Jamie Scott claims this week’s new #1 with “My Hurricane”, the title track from his forthcoming album of the same name. Just under three years since first charting with his duo Graffiti6, he’s still creating the hits. This makes Scott one of only a handful of acts in my chart’s history to reach #1 as both a solo artist and in a group; others to pull off the trick include Brandon Flowers and The KillersPat Monahan and Train, as well as Rob Thomas and Matchbox Twenty.
  • Their “Broken Heart” may be breaking up with my top 40 as it continues to move down, but the quartet Rixton can feel relieved that their new song, “Wait On Me”, ranks as this week’s Highest Debut at #34. It’s expected to be on the band’s forthcoming album, due later this year. The boys are currently on a U.S. tour through the month of August.
  • With the second single from his sophomore album Behind The Light, former American Idol champ Phillip Phillips comes in at #37 with “Unpack Your Heart”. It’s the followup to “Raging Fire”, which peaked at #3 a few months ago. As you’d expect, it’s the first entry to use the verb unpack in its title, though it’s certainly packing hit potential.
  • Finally, at #40, is newcomer Moko with a song that’s bound to do some damage in the U.K. later this month, “Your Love”. The 22-year-old singer was first featured on a Chase & Status single, “Count On Me”, last year. It went top ten in several European territories, much like this solo release of hers should do.
  • You’ve likely heard the news by now that former American Idol contestant Michael Johns passed away Friday at the age of 35. Johns also made my personal top 40, peaking at #24 with his sole entry, a minor Adult Contemporary hit in 2009 titled “Heart On My Sleeve”. It charted in the U.K. two years later in a version by Olly Murs. Many acts from the show have posted tributes to the late singer.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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