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

Doin' their "dance" at #1.

“Up” at the top once more.

DEBUTS
40. Rae Morris – Under The Shadows
39. Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato – Up | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Rixton – Hotel Ceiling (40)
33. The Avener – Fade Out Lines (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
12. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (05) | PEAK: #03
08. Eden XO – Too Cool To Dance (07) | PEAK: #06
07. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (03) | PEAK: #03
05. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Take That – These Days (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nick Gardner – Lose You (1)
2. Prince Royce featuring Snoop Dogg – Stuck On A Feeling (5)
3. Sheppard – Smile (3)
4. Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red (4)
5. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (9)
6. The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay (10)
7. Matt Simons – Catch And Release (-)
8. Scott Helman – Bungalow (-)
9. Ben Howard – Conrad (6)
10. Big Data featuring White Sea – The Business Of Emotion (8)

In The Mix:
Coldplay – Miracles (new)
Lifehouse – Flight
Maroon 5 – Sugar
Max Frost – Paranoia
Mikey Wax – Only One
Sam Hunt – Leave The Night On
Smallpools – Karaoke (new)
The Decemberists – Make You Better
Train – Bulletproof Picasso

Chart Notes:

  • Call it a curse, or perhaps just a coincidence, but trio Take That‘s #4 streak on my top 40 is now a thing of the past as “These Days” advances 4-2 this week. As a quartet, they landed at #4 in early 2009 with “Greatest Day”, and then, two of their members each had a solo track hit that peak: Robbie Williams with “Candy” in 2012 and Gary Barlow with “Face To Face” (a duet with Elton John) in 2014. Will they go the distance to #1? Stay tuned.
  • In a week with mostly smaller gains, French DJ/producer The Avener takes the title of Biggest Mover with “Fade Out Lines”, climbing 39-33 in its second week. The deep house single has already gone top five in countries such as Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and Switzerland. With a radio date set for next year, it’s sure to break out here in a similar manner.
  • The week’s Highest Debut is in at #39, a duet between Olly Murs and Demi Lovato. “Up” is the second release from Murs’s Never Been Better album, which recently debuted at #1 in the United Kingdom, though it’s fallen sharply in the last few weeks. The single itself recently climbed into the top ten on digital services there thanks to a video premiere.
  • Newcomer Rae Morris is this week’s other debut with “Under The Shadows”, entering at #40. Morris was selected as one of fifteen finalists for BBC’s Sound Of 2015 program, with five winners finalized in the first week of January. Good luck Rae! “Shadows” and album Unguarded are both due for release that month.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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