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

Doin' their "dance" at #1.

A second Moon landing.

40. Rixton – Hotel Ceiling
39. The Avener – Fade Out Lines | HIGHEST DEBUT

33. Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good (38)
28. A Great Big World – I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
16. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (21)
06. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (11)

10. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Animals (05) | PEAK: #05
08. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Eden XO – Too Cool To Dance (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (11) | PEAK: #06
05. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (04) | PEAK: #03
04. Take That – These Days (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nick Gardner – Lose You (2)
2. Rae Morris – Under The Shadows (-)
3. Sheppard – Smile (1)
4. Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red (6)
5. Prince Royce featuring Snoop Dogg – Stuck On A Feeling (-)
6. Ben Howard – Conrad (5)
7. Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato – Up (-)
8. Big Data featuring White Sea – The Business Of Emotion (8)
9. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (10)
10. The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay (-)

In The Mix:
Lifehouse – Flight
Maroon 5 – Sugar
Matt Hires – Hold You Up
Max Frost – Paranoia
Mikey Wax – Only One
Sam Hunt – Leave The Night On
The Decemberists – Make You Better
Train – Bulletproof Picasso
U2 – Every Breaking Wave

Chart Notes:

  • After debuting last week at #35, duo A Great Big World score the week’s Biggest Mover with their lovely cover of “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”, up seven notches this week to #28. Though radio and retail support for the cut has been minimal, it’s the only seasonal song to break into my top 40 (so far) this season. Chad Vaccarino and Ian Axel have a few more weeks of wishing before their hopes of a hippo are dashed.
  • The week’s Highest Debut was a recent European hit for an act out of France called The Avener, the stage name used by 27-year-old DJ and producer Tristan Casara. The track is a reworking of “The Fade Out Line” by Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws, originally released in late 2011. “Lines” was recently picked up in the U.S. by Republic Records.
  • The only other debut on this week’s chart is at #40, the third top 40 hit for the British band Rixton. “Hotel Ceiling” is another offering from their album Let The Road, due in March, though it was originally featured on an EP from earlier this year. “Ceiling” is the followup to “Wait On Me”, which peaked at #6 in September and October.
  • Next week could feature a couple of British newcomers on the chart like Nick Gardner and Rae Morris, or perhaps the already established Olly Murs will take his duet with American singer Demi Lovato and charge into the survey. Find out next Sunday.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)


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