Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 7, 2014

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Flying high once again.

DEBUTS
40. Cobra Starship featuring Icona Pop – Never Been In Love
39. Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Foster The People – Are You What You Want To Be? (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Coldplay – True Love (33)
24. Boy & Bear – Three Headed Woman (29)
20. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (25)
14. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (20)
06. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (11)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (06) | PEAK: #02
09. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Rixton – Wait On Me (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (11) | PEAK: #06
05. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Maroon 5 – Maps (02) | PEAK: #02
01. The Script – Superheroes (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (1)
2. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (2)
3. Neon Trees – First Things First (9)
4. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (8)
5. MAGIC! – Let Your Hair Down (7)
6. The 1975 – Heart Out (3)
7. Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (5)
8. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (-)
9. O.A.R. – Favorite Song (-)
10. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (6)

In The Mix:
Bea Miller – Young Blood
Charli XCX – Break The Rules (new)
Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now?
Goo Goo Dolls – Caught In The Storm (new)
Hilary Duff – All About You
Hudson Taylor – Chasing Rubies
Lilly Wood & The Prick featuring Robin Schulz – Prayer In C
Maroon 5 – Animals
Nickelback – What Are You Waiting For? (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine

Chart Notes:

  • Stay putting at #1 for the second week running is The Script with their fifth #1 single on my chart, “Superheroes”. This marks their 19th week total atop the survey, which started with the eight week run of “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” back in 2009. Look for the single to debut in the top three on the Singles Chart over in the United Kingdom this weekend, which will mark their third time entering in the region on that survey.
  • Just outside the top ten are three great songs looking to break in next week: “Secrets” by Mary Lambert, holding at #12 for the third week in a row, “Unpack Your Heart” by Phillip Phillips, climbing to #13, and “Unbreakable” by Jamie Scott, which takes a six notch leap to #14. All are very worthy contenders, though the two males have been there before, while newcomer Lambert hasn’t. We’ll see what happens.
  • After entering last week at #39, the current hit for Foster The People takes the title of this week’s Biggest Mover. The inquisitive “Are You What You Want To Be?” is up to #30 this week, a gain of nine notches for the third top 40 single from Supermodel. The song goes to Alternative radio on Tuesday and should rank there relatively quickly.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the second entry for Jessie Ware, who debuts at #39 with “Say You Love Me”. Ware rose to the top 20 last year with “Wildest Moments” and did an uncredited backing vocal on Mayer Hawthorne‘s “Her Favorite Song”, a #2 single. “Say” is taken from her forthcoming album Tough Love, due later next month.
  • Also, at #40 is this week’s second debut, “Never Been In Love” by American quintet Cobra Starship and Swedish duo Icona Pop, together for the first time. For you chart trivia buffs, the title has cracked the top 40 only once on the Hot 100: in 1982, former Eagles member Randy Meisner went to #28 with his song of the same name.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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