Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 30, 2014

Doin' their "dance" at #1.

Doin’ their “dance” at #1.

DEBUTS
39. Coldplay – Ink
38. Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good
37. Christian Burghardt – Safe Place To Land
35. A Great Big World – I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Shawn Mendes – Something Big (39)
33. Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – All About It (38)
22. One Direction – Night Changes (28)
21. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (30) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (25)
11. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (10) | PEAK: #09
08. One Direction – Steal My Girl (07) | PEAK: #07
07. Take That – These Days (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Eden XO – Too Cool To Dance (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Animals (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheppard – Smile (3)
2. Nick Gardner – Lose You (10)
3. The Avener – Fade Out Lines (-)
4. Rixton – Hotel Ceiling (-)
5. Ben Howard – Conrad (8)
6. Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red (-)
7. American Authors – Luck (4)
8. Big Data featuring White Sea – The Business Of Emotion (7)
9. Matt Hires – Hold You Up (9)
10. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (-)

In The Mix:
Lifehouse – Flight
Maroon 5 – Sugar
Max Frost – Paranoia
Mikey Wax – Only One
Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato – Up (new)
Prince Royce featuring Snoop Dogg – Stuck On A Feeling (new)
Sam Hunt – Leave The Night On
The Decemberists – Make You Better
The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay
Train – Bulletproof Picasso
U2 – Every Breaking Wave

Chart Notes:

  • With the end of the chart year comes the changing of the guard at #1 as Ohio quartet Walk The Moon rise a notch to the top with “Shut Up And Dance”. This is the band’s first single to reach the position, having previously charted in the top ten with “Anna Sun” during the fall of 2012. It appears that the track is also likely to become the act’s biggest hit to date on Alternative radio and a potential crossover record. Their newest album, Talking Is Hard, is due this Tuesday.
  • The year’s first Christmas song of the season bows in at #35 as the Highest Debut on the chart. New York duo A Great Big World have a great big cover of “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”, an amusing and lovable take on Gayla Peevey‘s classic from 1953. The tune is featured on the EP I’ll Be Home For Christmas, released this past Monday. Be sure to look out for “Already Home” and “Say Something” on my year-end survey.
  • Newcomer Christian Burghardt enters at #37 with “Safe Place To Land”. The 26-year-old is one of two performers from Oregon in the countdown; the other is Mat Kearney. One spot down from there is Andy Grammer, coming in at #38 with “Honey, I’m Good”. It’s his second single to chart from Magazines Or Novels. Finally, at #39, Coldplay is new to the chart with “Ink” from the album Ghost Stories.
  • Thanks for another amazing year! With the 52 weeks completed in my 2014 Chart Year, I’ll be tabulating away to rank my annual Top 100. The official reveal will begin in about two weeks, so stay tuned for an official start date. Can’t wait to begin counting ’em down!

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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