Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 1, 2015

#1 never goes out of

Being #1 never goes out of “Style”.

DEBUTS
40. Delta Rae – Scared
39. Mat Kearney – Billion
30. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Take That – Let In The Sun (36)
27. Lifehouse – Hurricane (33)
26. The Script – Man On A Wire (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. Fancy Reagan – Knock Me Out (24)
16. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (23)
14. Life Of Dillon – Overload (19)
06. Years & Years – King (11)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Saint Motel – My Type (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Maroon 5 – Sugar (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (06) | PEAK: #03
06. Years & Years – King (11) | PEAK: #06
05. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (02) | PEAK: #02
03. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Style (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lawson – Roads (6)
2. MAGIC! – No Way No (4)
3. BØRNS – Electric Love (9)
4. Kid Rock – First Kiss (2)
5. Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse (8)
6. Gorgon City featuring Jennifer Hudson – Go All Night (3)
7. North Of Nine – Can It Be You? (-)
8. Nickelback – She Keeps Me Up (-)
9. Francesco Yates – Better To Be Loved (-)
10. Eden XO – The Weekend (-)

In The Mix:
Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You
Coin – Run
Daniel Johns – Aerial Love
Death Cab For Cutie – Black Sun
Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream
Greg Holden – Hold On Tight
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
Kacey Musgraves – Biscuits (new)
LunchMoney Lewis – Bills
Mark Ronson featuring Kevin Parker – Daffodils
Matt Woods – In The Dark
Oh Hellos – Hello My Old Heart
Olly Murs – Seasons
Passion Pit – Lifted Up (1985)
Ruen Brothers – Summer Sun
Scars On 45 – Take You Home
Scars On 45 – Tasted Every Tear
The Mowgli’s – I’m Good
Zara Larsson – Uncover

Chart Notes:

  • After two weeks at #1, The Script say “Goodbye” to the top spot as Taylor Swift advances 3-1 with “Style”. Swift has now reached the top with the first three singles from her album 1989 and gives her a fifth career #1 atop my chart. Even more stylish than that, “Style” is now the biggest song to use that word in its title, topping the #2 peak of Blu Cantrell‘s “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)” on my top 40 during the summer of 2001. That’s real fashionable, folks. A fourth release off Swift’s album has not been named as of yet.
  • The week’s Highest Debut, roaring in at #30, is “Nothing Without Love”, a solo hit from fun. frontman Nate Ruess. It comes in the middle of a hiatus for the trio, though Ruess’s forthcoming solo effort is sure to satisfy fans of the group. It isn’t the first time Ruess has appeared as a solo on the top 40: back in 2013, he, along with Pink, spent five weeks at the top with “Just Give Me A Reason”. We’ll see if his latest single can repeat that run.
  • Further down the list at #39 is this week’s second debut, “Billion” by Mat Kearney. This is the second song to chart off his recent album, Just Kids. The first, “Heartbeat”, is still in the top five, though that single was recently pulled from the air when “Heartbeat Song” by Kelly Clarkson (which enters my top ten this week) quickly leaped on the Hot AC chart.  The set will likely see a top 20 debut on the album chart.
  • Finally, coming in at #40, is the new single from the six-piece act out of North Carolina who call themselves Delta Rae. It’s great to have them back on the chart with “Scared”, taken from their forthcoming album titled After It All. The band last made the top 40 a year ago with “Chasing Twisters”, which is also included on the tracklisting. Look for the single at radio in two weeks.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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