Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 19, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

This Hurricane is back on the radar.

DEBUTS
40. Train – Cadillac, Cadillac
39. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
38. Passenger – 27 | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Take That – These Days (40)
33. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (38)
28. James Blunt – When I Find Love Again (33)
20. One Direction – Steal My Girl (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Mary Lambert – Secrets (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (07) | PEAK: #02
07. Rixton – Wait On Me (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (09) | PEAK: #06
05. The Script – Superheroes (04) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
04. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ingrid Michaelson – Afterlife (5)
2. Danny Mercer – Who Are You Loving Now? (3)
3. Hilary Duff – All About You (4)
4. OneRepublic – I Lived (7)
5. Martin Luke Brown – Nostalgia (-)
6. American Authors – Luck (10)
7. Bryan Adams – She Knows Me (8)
8. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Real Love (-)
9. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (-)
10. U2 – The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) (9)

In The Mix:
A Great Big World – Rockstar
AJR – Infinity
Avicii featuring Robbie Williams – The Days
Better Than Ezra – Gonna Get Better
Big Data featuring White Sea – The Business Of Emotion (new)
Brian Wilson and Various Artists – God Only Knows
Coldplay – Ink (new)
David Guetta featuring Sam Martin – Dangerous
Goo Goo Dolls – Caught In The Storm
Grizfolk – Hymnals
Gwen Stefani – Baby Don’t Lie (new)
Neil Diamond – Nothing But A Heartache (new)
Nick Gardner – Lose You
Sam Hunt – Leave The Night On (new)
SecondCity featuring Ali Love – What Can I Do
Sheppard – Smile
You+Me – You And Me

Chart Notes:

  • It was back in August that Jamie Scott spent his final of four weeks at #1 with “My Hurricane”, the title track from his forthcoming album. Now, he’s back with his second solo chart-topper in “Unbreakable”, which advances 2-1. It’s the fourth total #1 for the 30-year-old British performer, who also scored two in a row with Graffiti6 in 2012. Scott still has three songs on the chart this week, with “Hurricane” at #15 and his duo’s “The Bridge” at #36.
  • If you’re looking for big movers on the countdown, you’re out of luck, at least this week. There are four songs tied at a movement of five spots upward, with an additional three songs up four spots. Maybe there will be some shaking up on the next chart. However, James Blunt, Olly Murs / Travie McCoy and Take That all look top 20 bound in the coming weeks, while One Direction could break the top ten.
  • This week’s Highest Debut saw a video premiere this week: it’s “27” by my top artist of last year, Passenger, bowing in at #38. This marks the third release to chart from his album Whispers, following “Scare Away The Dark” (#1) and “Heart’s On Fire” (#9). The singer and songwriter is currently on tour on Europe and heads to Australia in 2015.
  • Also debuting with a third single is Ed Sheeran, in at #39 with “Thinking Out Loud”, from the album X. Though the song isn’t actively being promoted in the U.S. while “Don’t” continues to build at radio, “Loud” is #1 in Australia and New Zealand and top five in the United Kingdom. I’m sure it will smash here during the spring.
  • Finally, at #40, is the latest from the those Golden Gate guys, the band Train. Their second single from Bulletproof Picasso is “Cadillac, Cadillac”. The luxury car previously rode into the top 40 on the Hot 100 for Michael Martin Murphey and Natalie Cole, and perhaps the band’s new one will drive the same route.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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