Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 8, 2015

Gettin' "Loud" at the top.

He’s done some good “Thinking” for the last month.

DEBUTS
40. Charli XCX – Doing It
37. Fancy Reagan – Knock Me Out | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Life Of Dillon – Overload (37)
28. Saint Motel – My Type (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Scott Helman – Bungalow (29)
22. Years & Years – King (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
10. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (06) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
08. Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – All About It (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Martin Luke Brown – Nostalgia (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Style (09) | PEAK: #06
05. One Direction – Night Changes (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (03) | PEAK: #03
02. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Gorgon City featuring Jennifer Hudson – Go All Night (1)
2. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (-)
3. Brandi Carlile – Wherever Is Your Heart (5)
4. Fancy – Goodbye (10)
5. Kid Rock – First Kiss (7)
6. Madonna – Living For Love (6)
7. Lifehouse – Hurricane (8)
8. Take That – Get Ready For It (3)
9. Hudson Taylor – World Without You (-)
10. The Script – Man On A Wire (-)

In The Mix:
Bea Miller – Fire N Gold
BØRNS – Electric Love
Coin – Run
Daniel Johns – Aerial Love
Death Cab For Cutie – Black Sun
Dreamers – Wolves
Echosmith – Bright
Greg Holden – Hold On Tight
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
Kim Churchill – Backwards Head
MAGIC! – No Way No
Mark Ronson featuring Kevin Parker – Daffodils
Matt Woods – In The Dark
Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse
North Of Nine – Can It Be You?
Oh Hellos – Hello My Old Heart
Ruen Brothers – Summer Sun
Scars On 45 – Take You Home
Scars On 45 – Tasted Every Tear
Take That – Let In The Sun
The Mowgli’s – I’m Good
Young Summer – Severing Ties
Zara Larsson – Uncover

Chart Notes:

  • Going into this GRAMMY weekend, two artists in this week’s top ten are nominated for three categories each. One, Ed Sheeran, is up for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for X, while his song “I See Fire” is up for Best Song Written For Visual Media. Of course, he’s at #1 for the fourth week with “Thinking Out Loud”. The other act is Taylor Swift, up for Record and Song Of The Year, as well as Best Pop Solo Performance with “Shake It Off”. “Style” lands at #6 this week, while “Blank Space” falls to #9.
  • Two songs tie for this week’s Biggest Mover and both are by bands that are scoring their first chart single (though each has released other songs in the past.) “King” from the London trio Years & Years jumps 32-22 in its third week, while “My Type” by Los Angeles’s Saint Motel launches 38-28 in its second week, a gain of ten notches for both tracks. It’s  likely that the two songs will break the top ten next month.
  • Do you remember the Make A Band Famous competition that aired on VH1 last summer? The winning group from that was a quintet called Fancy Reagan, and now the New York band bows at #37 with this week’s Highest Debut, “Knock Me Out”. It’s their first single to reach my chart and you’ll likely be seeing it on a few more surveys when it hits radio in the next few weeks.
  • The only other entry this week is the third top 40 hit from Charli XCX‘s Sucker album. It’s titled “Doing It”, debuting at #40. It follows “Break The Rules”, which peaked at #29 a few months back. A new remix of the track features singer Rita Ora.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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