Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 24, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

Rock you like a “Hurricane”.

40. Coldplay – True Love
39. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow
22. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off | HIGHEST DEBUT

29. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (35)
28. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
18. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (24)
13. Rixton – Wait On Me (20)

10. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Young Rising Sons – High (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Maroon 5 – Maps (03) | PEAK: #03
02. The Script – Superheroes (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The 1975 – Heart Out (1)
2. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (2)
3. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (4)
4. The Fray – Hold My Hand (9)
5. Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (10)
6. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (5)
7. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (8)
8. Foster The People – Are You What You Want To Be? (-)
9. Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me (-)
10. MAGIC! – Let Your Hair Down (-)

In The Mix:
Bea Miller – Young Blood (new)
Bleachers – Rollercoaster
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Hilary Duff – All About You
Hudson Taylor – Chasing Rubies (new)
Lilly Wood & The Prick featuring Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (new)
Maroon 5 – Animals (new)
Neon Trees – First Things First (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do (new)
Todd Carey – Nintendo
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Weezer – Back To The Shack

Chart Notes:

  • Entering the top ten for the fourth time is singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, up 11-8 with “Don’t”. It’s the second top ten single from his album X and his fourth overall. Other “don’t” ditties to chart during this year include “Don’t Kill The Magic” by MAGIC! and “Love Don’t Die” by The Fray, which made it up to #3. We’ll see if Sheeran can break the top 5 soon.
  • The week’s Biggest Mover is from the guy who has been ruling my chart for four weeks with “My Hurricane”. Jamie Scott looks to have another smash on my survey with “Unbreakable”, up 36-28 in its second week. Scott is currently opening for One Direction on several dates of their American tour, as well as OneRepublic‘s summer tour.
  • It should be no surprise that Taylor Swift lands this week’s Highest Debut as she shakes and shimmies in at #22 with “Shake It Off”. It’s the first single from her forthcoming album 1989, due on October 27. Only one of her singles, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, notched a higher debut: that entered at #21 in its debut frame two years ago.
  • Further down at #39 is the week’s second debut, the first entry for duo Alex & Sierra. “Scarecrow” is the first single taken from their album It’s About Us, which is out on October 7. You may remember that they were the winners of the third and final season of the U.S. version of The X Factor. It’s currently gaining spins at the Hot AC format.
  • Lastly, at #40, is the third top 40 single from Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories. “Magic” and “A Sky Full Of Stars” both hit #1 and we’ll see if “True Love” can give them one more chart-topper, which would be their seventh if it pulls off the trick. A video clip for it premiered late last week.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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