Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 31, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

It’s the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

DEBUTS
40. Nick Fradiani – Beautiful Life
39. Rob Thomas – Trust You
38. Shawn Mendes – Stitches
36. ROMANS – Uh Huh | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (40)
29. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (35)
28. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (33)
22. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (29)
20. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
18. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (24)

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

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anderson East – Satisfy Me (5)
2. Allen Stone – Freedom (4)
3. Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (8)
4. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (-)
5. Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick (9)
6. New Politics – West End Kids (10)
7. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (-)
8. Hilary Duff – Sparks (-)
9. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (6)
10. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (7)

In The Mix:
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Coasts – Oceans (new)
Daya – Hide Away (new)
Day Wave – Drag (new)
Django Django – Shake And Tremble (new)
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Karmin – Didn’t Know You (new)
Katharine McPhee – Lick My Lips (new)
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers (new)
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right
Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (new)
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
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
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
X Ambassadors – Renegades (new)
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • Several newcomers have made it to the top this year and latest to do so is the trio Jukebox The Ghost, who fly 5-1 with a song called “Postcard”. That leap marks the biggest climb into the top spot since September 2012, when “Hall Of Fame” by The Script and will.i.am made a move of 6-1. The Washington, D.C. act has been together for over a decade, but this hit lands them their first single to make my top 40 thanks to a recent album reissue and radio push earlier this month.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is also from a newcomer, ROMANS. You may remember his collaboration with Naughty Boy called “Home”, when he was credited as Sam Romans, though it fell short of my top 40. The singer was born in the English town of Pinner. A handful of top 40 artists were also born there, including Charlie Dore (best known for 1980’s “Pilot Of The Airwaves”) and, most notably, pop superstar Elton John. “Uh Huh” bows in at #36.
  • In January 2006, a teenager from Buffalo, NY made his chart debut with a single called “For You I Will (Confidence)”. The song peaked at #15, and was followed by “These Walls”, which reached #3. However, Teddy Geiger fell off the radar very quickly afterwards. Now, he’s making a comeback as a songwriter, co-writing this week’s #38 entry, “Stitches”, by Vine star and singer Shawn Mendes. It’s his second top 40 hit here.
  • There’s only one act on the chart this week that was also present on my first official chart in September 1999. Back then, he was the featured vocalist on Santana‘s “Smooth”. Now, he debuts with tenth solo hit and his twenty-second overall with a catalog of huge songs with Matchbox Twenty. It’s Rob Thomas and his latest at #39, “Trust You”. His new album, The Great Unknown, will be released later this year.
  • Recent American Idol winner Nick Fradiani has the last of the four entries on the survey with “Beautiful Life”, coming in at #40. He’s a 2008 graduate of the college I once attended, Wheaton College in Norton, MA, though he was gone before I came in that fall as a freshman. It’s still a first for my chart. “Beautiful” is the fifth coronation song by a winner to reach my top 40.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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