Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 24, 2015

A Rae of light at the top.

A Rae of light at the top.

DEBUTS
40. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing
39. Neon Trees – Songs I Can’t Listen To
35. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
33. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (35)
28. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (29)
16. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (23)
05. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (11)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Parachute – Crave (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (10) | PEAK: #09
08. The Script – Man On A Wire (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Delta Rae – Scared (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (04) | PEAK: #03
05. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (11) | PEAK: #05
04. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (3)
2. Nick Fradiani – Beautiful Life (10)
3. ROMANS – Uh Huh (-)
4. Allen Stone – Freedom (-)
5. Anderson East – Satisfy Me (-)
6. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (7)
7. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (9)
8. Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (-)
9. Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick (-)
10. New Politics – West End Kids (-)

In The Mix:
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right
Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (new)
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree (new)
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Phases – I’m In Love With My Life
Saints Of Valory – Fighting
Steven Tyler – Love Is Your Name
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green (new)
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • New at the top this week is Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen and “I Really Like You”, advancing 3-1 this week. The song marks her second time atop my chart following 2012’s “Good Time” with Owl City, which stayed there for two weeks. “Really” is the first single off her new album, E·MO·TION, which may or may not be released late next month. (A date for the U.S. has not been issued as of yet, likely due to the song’s slow performance at radio.)
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson and “Invincible”, the second single from her recent chart-topping album, Piece By Piece. It enters up at #33 and follows “Heartbeat Song”, which peaked at #9. If it also hits the top ten on my chart, it’ll be her 17th to do so, far more than any other contestant in the show’s history. We will see just how mighty it is in the coming weeks.
  • Last Sunday night, you may have tuned in for the splashy music video launch of Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” (with cameos from everyone and their mother) at the beginning of the Billboard Music Awards. Now, that track debuts at #35 on the top 40 this week. It’s the fourth charting release from 1989, and all three previous singles reached the top spot.
  • Rolling in at #39 is the ninth chart hit Utah’s Neon Trees, the act led by 31-year-old Tyler Glenn. Their new one is “Songs I Can’t Listen To”, and it’s currently being tossed around the lower rungs of the Alternative chart. To date, the band’s had a #1 with two prior leadoff singles: “Animal” in 2010 and “Sleeping With A Friend” in 2014.
  • Lastly, down at #40, is Rixton and their fourth hit from the album Let The Road, titled “We All Want The Same Thing”. It is released in the U.K. on June 7, a day before their full-length set hits, which came out here in the States in early March.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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