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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 17, 2003

Can't hold Stacy down.

Can’t hold Stacy down.

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Let’s take a trip back to a few weeks before the start of eighth grade (cringe) and revisit the top songs from this week in 2003…

Debuts:
39. STING, “Send Your Love”

38. BEYONCÉ featuring SEAN PAUL, “Baby Boy”
36. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Follow Through”
35. M.V.P. featuring STAGGA LEE, “Roc Ya Body Mic Check 1, 2”
34. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “…Baby One More Time”
32. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Baby I Love U!”
28. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Breathe”

Biggest Mover:
MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (28-18) (10 spots)

10. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4

09. FEFE DOBSON, “Take Me Away” (up 3)
Album: Fefe Dobson (2003, Island Def Jam Records)
Peak: #7

08. SANTANA featuring ALEX BAND or CHAD KROEGER, “Why Don’t You & I” (down 2)
Album: Shaman (2002, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

07. VERTICAL HORIZON, “I’m Still Here” (up 3)
Album: Go (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (up 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

05. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring LIL KIM, “Can’t Hold Us Down” (down 2)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (up 5)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LIVE, “Heaven” (up 1)
Album: Birds Of Pray (2003, Radioactive/Geffen Records)
Peak: #3

02. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (steady, second week)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (steady, second week)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (August 12)

The burning (sales) of Troye.

The burning of Troye.

A hot web star brings some fire to the scene, but not before some more established acts claw their way up the chart. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of August 12:

  • This week’s biggest new release may be an EP that isn’t out until Friday, but it’s sure to make people take notice. I think you know who 19-year-old singer Troye Sivan is; he’s all over YouTube (and the charts) and he makes his major label debut with TRXYE. Single “Happy Little Pill” cracked the top ten overall on iTunes a few weeks back. With top ten pre-order sales in a dozen countries, this is headed for a lofty entry. (iTunes)
  • After an album with the trio TGT last year, R&B singer Tank returns on his own with his latest, Stronger, featuring the single “You’re My Star”. It recently reached the top ten on the Urban AC airwaves. We’ll likely be seeing this one debut in the top ten on the Billboard 200; four of his previous solo efforts have done the same. (iTunes)
  • With their first album in two years, New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem are back with Get Hurt; the title track is currently top 50 on the Alternative chart. Handwritten missed the top ten on the Billboard 200, debuting at #14, but this one should garner enough first week sales to get to job done. (iTunes)
  • Recent American Idol winner Caleb Johnson is out with his debut album, Testify. I can testify to the fact that it won’t do well. With no prominent singles from the effort or promotion outside of a faltering summer tour with the other show finalists, the bargain bin is calling. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Dilated Peoples‘s Directors Of Photography (iTunes), FKA twigs‘s LP1 (iTunes), Kris Allen‘s Horizons (iTunes), Maurico‘s I Am Maurico (EP) (iTunesPorter Robinson‘s Worlds (iTunes), Randy Travis‘s Influence, Vol. 2: The Man I Am (iTunes), Sam Hunt‘s X2C (EP) (iTunes), Sinead O’Connor‘s I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (iTunes), SOJA‘s Amid The Noise And Haste (iTunes), Twista‘s The Dark Horse (iTunes) and Watsky‘s All You Can Do (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “All About You”, the second new song in the last few weeks for Hilary Duff. (iTunes)
  • “Classic”, new from The Knocks and featuring Powers. (iTunes)
  • “Fire”, a new single from singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw. (iTunes)
  • “Geronimo” (+ EP), a new release from Aussie sextet Sheppard. (iTunes)
  • “Promises” (+ EP), the debut effort from Ryn Weaver. (iTunes)

Rapper Wiz Khalifa leads the pack of new releases next week with his album Blacc Hollywood, while Chase Rice, Kimbra and Smokey Robinson all land in stores as well. A full preview is coming in seven!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 10, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

This “Hurricane” is blowing away the competition.

DEBUTS
40. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite
39. Boy & Bear – Three Headed Woman | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (37)
30. Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (35)
27. Rixton – Wait On Me (34)
11. The Script – Superheroes (20) | BIGGEST MOVER

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

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (-)
2. The Young Wild – Moment Goes (6)
3. Grouplove – I’m With You (2)
4. Bastille – Flaws (3)
5. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (7)
6. The 1975 – Heart Out (9)
7. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (5)
8. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (8)
9. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow (10)
10. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (-)

In The Mix:
Counting Crows – Scarecrow
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Chasing The Sun
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate (new)
The Fray – Hold My Hand (new)
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:

  • For the second week in a row, Jamie Scott reigns supreme on the survey with “My Hurricane”, the title track from his forthcoming album. Though its U.S. run at radio is largely over at this point, a followup single titled “Unbreakable” was recently made available via an album pre-order and Scott recently shot a video for it. It will likely debut on next week’s top 40. Can he make it two solo chart-toppers in a row? We’ll see!
  • The Biggest Mover for the second week running is “Superheroes” from the trio The Script. After debuting at #30 two weeks ago, they climbed to #20 last week and to #11 this week, a gain of nine notches. This leads off No Sound Without Silence, due for a U.S. release in late September. As for actual superheroes, both Spider-Man and Superman have been in the title of at least one chart entry since 1999.
  • This week’s Highest Debut at #39 is the second single to chart this year for the Australian quintet Boy & Bear. “Three Headed Woman” is the followup to “Southern Sun”, which climbed to a peak of #8 for three weeks back in February. It was recently serviced to AAA radio, where “Sun” reached the same region. Both singles are taken from their Harlequin Dream, released last year.
  • Also, in at #40, is the first entry for Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, titled “Cecilia And The Satellite”. The 31-year-old singer/songwriter has been here before, however, as McMahon led the group Jack’s Mannequin to four top 40 singles like 2008’s “The Resolution” (#17) and 2009’s “Swim” (#20). It’s his first single with Vanguard Records.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 8, 2010

So cold, they're hot.

So cold, they’re hot.

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Let’s take a trip back to just before junior year of college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2010…

Debuts:
40. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine”

Biggest Mover:
KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (33-19) (14 spots)

10. MIKE POSNER, “Cooler Than Me” (down 2)
Album: 31 Minutes To Takeoff (2010, J Records)
Peak: #4

09. ADAM LAMBERT, “If I Had You” (up 3)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #6

08. NEON TREES, “Animal” (up 3)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “I Like It” (down 1)
Album: Euphoria (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. JOHN MAYER featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Half Of My Heart” (down 2)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. LIFEHOUSE, “All In” (up 2)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (down 1)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (up 2)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. MAROON 5, “Misery” (steady, second week)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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Go To “Church”: Chart Hits Worth The Worship

Songs at your service.

Songs at your service.

Everyone is buzzing about the debut single from 24-year-old Irish newcomer Hozier“Take Me To Church”. After a lengthy rise up the AAA survey, it’s finally made it to #1 as it continues to pile on airplay at the Alternative format, as well as begin its crossover to CHR and Hot AC radio. Now, while synagogue may be my place of choice when it comes to religious preference, there are still plenty of churchgoers around and a few of them have sung about it. So, while the latest “Church” sits just below the Hot 100, waiting to deliver its sermon upon the surveys, here are some of the other charting singles on the topic from the holy scripture we call Billboard:

“The Church Bells May Ring”, The Diamonds (#14, 1956)
Originally done by a group called The Willows, the version by this Canadian quartet broke the top 40 and became another moderate single for the four. One year later, they would score with their signature song, “Little Darlin'”, which climbed to #2.

“I Met Her In Church”, The Box Tops (#37, 1968)
“The Letter” (#1) and “Cry Like A Baby” (#2) put them in the national spotlight when it came to giant releases, but even their more obscure singles struck a chord with the buying public. Barely a top 40 entry, it was one of two charters from Non-Stop.

“Church Street Soul Revival”, Tommy James (#62, 1970)
After breaking off with his band The Shondells, James turned his attention to what should’ve been a decent-sized solo career, but the notable singles didn’t come easily. Unfortunately, this cut from 1971’s Christian Of The World isn’t well-remembered.

“I Hear Those Church Bells Ringing”, Dusk (#53, 1971)
Peggy Santiglia made it to #1 on the Hot 100 with The Angels on “My Boyfriend’s Back”, and years after that classic smash, she led this band to some minimal success. Followup “Angel Baby” stalled in the 50’s before the short-lived act called it quits.

“Church”, Bob Welch (#73, 1979)
After leaving Fleetwood Mac at the end of 1974, Welch had a small run of solo songs on the national pop survey. This was the followup to “Precious Love”, a top 20 hit, but this second single from Three Hearts didn’t do as well. He passed away in 2012.

“Church Of The Poison Mind”, Culture Club (#10, 1983)
The hype was big for Colour By Numbers, this quartet’s second album, and it was no sophomore slump. Climbing to a peak of #10 on the Hot 100 in December, it was their fourth consecutive top ten release. It also peaked at #2 in the United Kingdom.

“Church Of Your Heart”, Roxette (#36, 1992)
Sweden’s dynamic duo took a Joyride to the top in 1991, but their time on the highway to hits were numbered. “Church” went top 20 on CHR radio, though it just dented the top 40 on the Hot 100, becoming their lowest charting release up to that time.

“Little White Church”, Little Big Town (#59, 2010)
After the struggling A Place To Land era failed to answer their prayers, this “Church” became the first top ten on the Country chart for the group since 2006’s “Good As Gone”. It was their second certified single, selling 500,000 copies and going Gold.

“No Church In The Wild”, Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean (#72, 2012)
Taken from Watch The Throne, this certainly wasn’t the biggest in terms of peak position, but the collaboration between the two rappers and singer did sell enough to go Gold. It was put in several movie trailers and an advertising campaign for Dodge.

Which of these songs get you in the spirit of spirits? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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ON THE RISE: Cool Cuts From The ‘Cloud

As you may or may not know, the newest PGTC experiment is the SoundCloud page, where you can find both the songs on my personal chart and up-and-coming uploads from independent and small label acts. Since I certainly can’t fit everything I want to on the blog, PGTC on SoundCloud gives you even more of an opportunity to be interactive with all of the tuneage I’m jamming out to. So, if you’ve checked already, you know I’m loving these five artists lately and hopefully, you will too:

CARLACARLA – “Heart Trips”
Hometown: Liverpool, England

There’s an air of mystery to this new release, but the largely secretive British quartet is off to a great start with their debut single. Very much in tune with the current music landscape, “Trips” is a great nod to 80’s pop and a little bit of British glam rock and funk. It wouldn’t sound of out of place on INXS‘s 1983 The Swing album or something comparable. Lovely song.

Fantastic FantasticFANTASTIC FANTASTIC – “Never Enough / Houses”
Hometown: London, England

Their name says it all. The dynamic duo of Kris and Micke have danced their way onto the radar with “Never Enough” and a rerelease of “Houses” in the last few weeks, both of which the blogosphere has received well. Their sound falls neatly into the early 90’s synth dance vibe that’s now popular, similar to the Pet Shop Boys‘s 1993 Very album. Watch out for them.

Little DeedLITTLE DEED – “Neon”
Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Here’s a really smooth track from a Sydney songstress that will have you wanting more. Fusing minimalist pop with a rock core, the result is a composition that goes in and out like a lamb, but roars like a lion. There’s a subtleness to her voice that also carries a nice energy, a mix between Annie Lennox and Tracey Thorn. This colorful character is shining brightly.

Night SportsNIGHT SPORTS – “Youthquake” (EP)
Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark

You may remember Champagne Riot from an EP they had out a few years back. One part of that duo, Caspar Bock, now leads this new project, already lighting up the web with three solid releases. The vocals on “Youthquake” are performed by Danish model/singer Nanna Kristiansen, though different soloists are involved. As far as this sport, his music’s on the ball.

The Young WildTHE YOUNG WILD – “Moment Goes”
Hometown: San Diego, California

Hey, Class of 2015, I think you’ve found your anthem of the year thanks to this California quintet. Very close to hitting my personal top 40 is “Moment”, a pop-driven Alternative song that’s currently picking up airplay on 91X (XTRA-FM) in San Diego and X107.5 (KXTE-FM) in Las Vegas. The album For Now Not Forever is out September 2; sounds like it’ll be great.

In case you need some more pop picks, check out the following…
“David Gray” by Marie Naffah, a cute ode to hearing your jam in the hardware store. It’ll make you “Babylon” and on.
“Jungle Punch” by Fox & Fowl, the sweet taste of Aussie goodness from this fresh quartet. This is worth a few bottles.
“Promises” by Ryn Weaver, because there’s no need to (octa)hate this new pop princess in training. She’s a fine talent.

For more great music (at least I’d like to think so) and/or to get in touch, you can find the appropriate link above or click the “About Us” section to email your act in. Until next time, keep making those tunes.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (August 5)

Are people Lovin' this Spoonful?

Are people Lovin’ this Spoonful?

Now serving… only the top new releases from that music menu we call the official release schedule. Hope you get your fill. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of August 5:

  • Back on the block with their first effort in four years is the quintet Spoon, in stores this week with They Want My Soul. (iTunes) “Do You”, the current single from the album, is just below the top ten at AAA radio. Also bringing the rock and looking for a top five debut on the Billboard 200 is Godsmack; they’re just about to hit #1 on the Active Rock survey with the title track from 1000HP. (iTunes)
  • Are compilations still your thing? The boys and gals at NOW That’s What I Call Music! have what you’re looking for with their Vol. 51 of current hits (iTunes) and dance collection Party Anthems, Vol. 2 (iTunes) this week. Look for the former to have a good shot a #1, while the latter will chart much lower.
  • Other releases out this week include: Al Jarreau‘s My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (iTunes), Andy Grammer‘s Magazines Or Novels (iTunes) and The Wind And The Wave‘s From The Wreckage (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Anaconda”, new from rapper Nicki Minaj. (iTunes)
  • “Chains”, a new solo single (and not a hot Tina Arena remake) from Nick Jonas. (iTunes)
  • “First Time”, new from Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy. (iTunes)
  • “God Of Ocean Tides”, new from the Counting Crows. (iTunes)
  • “Just Kids”, a digital pre-release track from Alex & Sierra. (iTunes)
  • “Promises”, a pre-release single from rapper Wiz Khalifa. (iTunes)
  • “Somebody To You”, a single and EP from boy band The Vamps. (iTunes)

No big names next week when it comes to new releases, but a small stack of Caleb Johnson, Porter Robinson, Tank and The Gaslight Anthem provides an interesting sample of what’s happening. A full preview is coming in seven!

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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.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 1, 2004

Going all the "Way".

Going all the “Way”.

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Let’s take a trip back to the summer before my first year of high school for the top songs this week in 2004…

Debuts:
40. FATBOY SLIM featuring BOOTSY COLLINS, “The Joker”
39. JAMIE CULLUM, “All At Sea”
38. STORY OF THE YEAR, “Anthem Of Our Dying Day”

Biggest Mover:
KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (25-11) (14 spots)

10. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (down 3)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, E.V.L.A./Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

09. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “My Happy Ending” (up 3)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for one week

08. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Let’s Get It Started” (up 1)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7 for one week

07. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (up 1)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (steady, third week)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5 for one week

05. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (steady, third week)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (steady, third week)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (down 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (down 1)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (up 2)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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