Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 14, 2014

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Flying high once again.

DEBUTS
40. Neon Trees – First Things First
38. O.A.R. – Favorite Song
37. Bleachers – Rollercoaster
33. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me (39)
31. Cobra Starship featuring Icona Pop – Never Been In Love (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Foster The People – Are You What You Want To Be? (30)
22. Coldplay – True Love (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (13) | PEAK: #10
09. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (07) | PEAK: #04
07. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Rixton – Wait On Me (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Maroon 5 – Maps (02) | PEAK: #02
01. The Script – Superheroes (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nickelback – What Are You Waiting For? (-)
2. MAGIC! – Let Your Hair Down (5)
3. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (1)
4. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (2)
5. Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (7)
6. Charli XCX – Break The Rules (-)
7. Hilary Duff – All About You (-)
8. Lilly Wood & The Prick featuring Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (-)
9. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (10)
10. Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now? (-)

In The Mix:
A Great Big World – Rockstar (new)
AJR – Infinity (new)
Bea Miller – Young Blood
Bryan Adams – She Knows Me (new)
Goo Goo Dolls – Caught In The Storm
Hudson Taylor – Chasing Rubies
Maroon 5 – Animals
Nick Gardner – Lose You (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do
U2 – The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Lots of action on the top 40 this weekend with four songs new to the countdown. Debuting at #33 is highest of them and the second hit for the Ohio band Walk The Moon, titled “Shut Up And Dance”. Their first, “Anna Sun”, went to #6 two years ago. The quartet is one of a handful of bands from the Buckeye State to reach my chart, which also includes 98 Degrees, Blessid Union Of Souls, Relient K and Youngstown.
  • At #37 is the second entry for Bleachers, led by fun.‘s Jack Antonoff. “Rollercoaster” is the followup to “I Wanna Get Better”, which spent a week at the top earlier this year. It’s also picking up strong gains this week on Alternative radio, where it will debut in the top 40 on the published update later today. Both are taken from the album Strange Desire, released back in July.
  • In one notch lower at #38 is a new release for Maryland rockers O.A.R., who bow in with “Favorite Song”. It’s their seventh time on the chart and four of those singles went top ten. Their biggest of the seven is “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)”, which spent five weeks at #2 in 2008. Will this one become a bigger favorite of mine as the year goes on? Stay tuned!
  • Finally, at #40, is a new song from Neon Trees, the quartet from Provo, UT. “First Things First” is the third single to be issued from their album Pop Psychology, the other two being “Sleeping With A Friend” (#1 for six weeks) and “Love In The 21st Century”. “First” goes to Alternative radio this week.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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