Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 29, 2015

A new "Love" for Ellie.

The “Love” keeps coming.

DEBUTS
40. Parachute – Crave
39. Eden XO – The Weekend
37. Matt Woods – In The Dark | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (40)
30. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Delta Rae – Scared (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Script – Man On A Wire (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Scott Helman – Bungalow (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Maroon 5 – Sugar (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Life Of Dillon – Overload (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Saint Motel – My Type (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Taylor Swift – Style (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Years & Years – King (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Brandon Flowers – Can’t Deny My Love (-)
2. MAGIC! – No Way No (1)
3. Kacey Musgraves – Biscuits (4)
4. Olly Murs – Seasons (6)
5. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (8)
6. Francesco Yates – Better To Be Loved (7)
7. Florida Georgia Line – Sun Daze (-)
8. Mika – Talk About You (-)
9. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (-)
10. Ruen Brothers – Summer Sun (10)

In The Mix:
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers – I’ll Be There
Coin – Run
Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream
Gavin James – The Book Of Love (new)
Greg Holden – Hold On Tight
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer (new)
Jacquie Lee – Tears Fall
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
LunchMoney Lewis – Bills
Madonna – Ghosttown
Mumford & Sons – Believe
needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (new)
Oh Hellos – Hello My Old Heart
Sam Hunt – Take Your Time
Shift K3y – Name And Number
Tuxedo – Do It
U2 – Song For Someone
Will Young – Love Revolution (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Two new songs break into the top ten on this week’s chart: “Nothing Without Love” bolts from 12-8 for Nate Ruess, the first release from his upcoming solo album. It’s currently in the top 40 at both Alternative and Hot AC radio and goes for adds at the CHR format on Tuesday. Rising 13-10 and earning their third top ten song from the album No Sound Without Silence, Irish trio The Script is as hot as ever with “Man On A Wire”. Also on the way up is this week’s Biggest Mover by Martin Luke Brown, “Take Out Of Me”. After debuting at #39, he climbs nine to #30 with the followup to “Nostalgia”.
  • Speaking of “Nostalgia”, you may remember that the song was featured on BBC Radio 1 last October in their Introducing rotation slot, which gives a particular newcomer seven spins across all day parts during a given week. This past week, the slot was given to English singer and songwriter Matt Woods, originally from Cornwall, and now “In The Dark” comes in at #37 as the Highest Debut on the chart. You might remember that I wrote about “Dark” in January, followed by the cut “Impression” two weeks ago. Look for his debut EP at digital retail on April 20; it’s a winner.
  • This June will mark the 20th anniversary since the theme song from the TV show Friends, “I’ll Be There For You” by Los Angeles duo The Rembrandts, spent an incredible eight weeks at #1 on the pop radio chart. Now, in 2015, we have the second single release from Eden XO, posing the question, “Wanna be Friends? Phoebe Buffay?” I suppose that my chart central doesn’t compare with Central Perk, but “The Weekend” is still a hot track and debuts at #39. It follows “Too Cool To Dance”, a #6 hit from last year.
  • Serviced to Hot AC radio last week, though the band doesn’t seem to be acknowledging it yet, Parachute return with the  first single from a likely forthcoming album. It’s called “Crave” and it enters the countdown this week at #40. It was back in 2011 that they last charted as a quintet with “Kiss Me Slowly”, which climbed to #9. After three albums with Island and Mercury Records, they now find themselves (with a few lineup changes) at Vanguard. Look for more information soon.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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