Monthly Archives: July 2015

POP! Goes The Discovery: A First Spin Of Spotify’s Discover Weekly

Wide awake and streaming.

Wide awake and streaming.

Discovery Weekly premiered on Spotify feeds everywhere on Monday, a “weekly mixtape” (as determined by the service) that is specially focused on exposing listeners to newer acts and album tracks/one-off releases that are customized to their tastes. With many streaming choices for consumers at the moment, including a huge competitor in the recently launched Apple Music, I have decided to stay with Spotify and keep my usual lists updated on there. (Of course, I’ll take up as many free trials as I can.) So, off I went into the unknown to check out what I could discover…

Due to most of my streaming activity coming from current-based lists, it’s no surprise that this affected my Discovery picks; they managed to assemble a collection of songs that were all released either this and last year. I’m sure this will change as my streams vary in the future. For now, the series of 28 (now 29, see below) songs chosen for me this week looks like this:

SAM DEW – “Air” (RCA)
ZAK WATERS – “Pony”
(Faux)
YOUNG RISING SONS – “F**ked Up”
(Interscope)
IMAGINARY FUTURE featuring KINA GRANNIS – “Forever On Your Side”
(self-released)
KOPECKY – “Talk To Me”
(ATO)
THE MOWGLI’S – “Whatever Forever”
(Photo Finish/Republic)
GIN WIGMORE – “New Rush”
(Island/Republic)
SACHAL – “Cover The Water” 
(OKeh/Sony Music)
ELLE KING – “America’s Sweetheart”
 (RCA)
ZAC BROWN BAND – “Beautiful Drug”
(Southern Ground/Big Machine/Republic/John Varvatos)
HILARY DUFF – “My Kind”
(RCA)
LORD HURON – “Louisa”
(IAMSOUND)
JON BELLION – “All Time Low” 
(Capitol)
SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS – “Sugar”
(Party Fowl)
ALESSO featuring RYAN TEDDER – “Scars”
(Def Jam)
SHEPPARD – “Find Someone”
(Republic)
ELLIPHANT – “Never Been In Love (RAC Remix)”
(Kemosabe/TEN Music)
KID ASTRAY – “It’s Alright”
(Cosmos)
ANGEL SNOW – “Secret”
(self-released)
RYAN CABRERA – “House On Fire”
(Dynamite Music)
ZERBIN – “Worlds On Fire”
(self-released)
JORDAN BRATTON – “Victoria”
(RCA)
COLEMAN HELL – “Take Me Up” 
(Columbia) **
MISS E – “Hummingbird”
(Tilted Prod.)
CRUISR – “Go For It”
(Vagrant)
BEN SCHULLER – “Breaking Out”
(self-released)
OH HONEY – “Sugar, You”
(Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic)
RACHEL PLATTEN – “Lone Ranger”
(Columbia)
KIESZA – “Stronger”
(Island/Republic)

** This song was added on Tuesday after the initial batch of songs appeared, with no reason given.

Label Breakdown
Independent: 12
Sony Music: 7 (8 counting “Take”)
Universal Music: 8
Warner Music: 1

Top 5 Picks
1. Elle King: as “Ex’s And Oh’s” goes to CHR radio, “America’s Sweetheart” could be the followup to maintain her momentum.
2. Zac Brown Band: “Beautiful Drug” is an obvious crossover single that should work well for the upcoming autumn months.
3. Young Rising Sons: I’ve been a fan of this New Jersey act since last year, and “F**ked Up” is a highlight of their live shows.
4. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds: This buzzy band based in the Big Apple hits a sweet spot with “Sugar”, a tasty tune.
5. Miss E: A sync for “Hummingbird” on the series Orange Is The New Black put this music into motion, and it is a solid single.

Though only a handful of the acts were new to me, mostly independent ones at that, I wasn’t familiar with fifteen of the songs on the playlist, which definitely showcases the strength of selection in terms of deeper cuts and/or under-appreciated album cuts. I thought that it was particularly interesting that one of the major labels, Warner Music, was only allotted one slot in the over two dozen songs. I’m not sure that the snub was intentional, but a better distribution of bigger and smaller labels is something that a next update could improve upon. I also think the length of the playlist should be slightly longer, but that’s coming from a person who builds much longer playlists and listens to them for hours at a time. That being said, somewhere between 32-38 songs (let’s call it between 2 hours and 2 hours, 20 minutes) would be a little more ideal for me, especially given the familiarity of the acts in round one of this experiment.

Given the results so far, I would certainly use the playlist again, though probably more for finding or rediscovering songs from a band or singer I’m already familiar with rather than a totally new act. As a listener who views the radio, sales and streaming lists, reactions in the statistics from these mixtape additions could help to identify tracks that could work at the many formats or sync in advertising, both of which could lead to other opportunities and bumps in numbers, whether it be in social media, spins, etc. I shall be keeping a list handy; you never know when something might come back up on a blog post here!

Until then, let me know what you think of this new feature on Spotify. Click on the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page to find PGTC on Facebook and Twitter and follow the blog by using the tab below.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 19, 2015

A "Book" worth reading.

A “Book” worth reading.

DEBUTS
40. Causes – Walk On Water
39. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Jake Owen – Real Life (34)
24. X Ambassadors – Renegades (29)
15. John Newman – Come And Get It (22) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (07) | PEAK: #02
06. ROMANS – Uh Huh (08) | PEAK: #06
05. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
01. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (4)
2. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (2)
3. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (6)
4. Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars (10)
5. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (9)
6. Little Mix – Black Magic (8)
7. The Heydaze – Dumb (7)
8. FLETCHER – War Paint (-)
9. Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (-)
10. Sam Bruno – Search Party (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Beck – Dreams
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
CRO – Dream
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me (new)
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Halsey – New Americana (new)
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
KAPTAN – Anywhere We Go
Leona Lewis – Thunder (new)
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun
Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture (new)
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • We have a new one at the top this week as Dublin’s Gavin James rises 2-1 in his 13th week in the top 40 with “The Book Of Love”. James is the first Irish act to make it to the top spot with their first entry on my survey since The Script‘s “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”, an eight week #1 back in 2009. Additionally, it is the first cover song (the act The Magnetic Fields did the original) to reach #1 since 2003. That’s when Sixpence None The Richer‘s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (recorded by Crowded House in 1986) had a three-week run there. You can find the single in its original form on the EP For You and in a version recorded in concert on the album Live At Whelans.
  • Last week, John Newman‘s “Come And Get It” was tied for the week’s Biggest Mover with a leap of seven notches to #22, but that same move this week (rising to #15) earns him the title all his own. That new peak lands him one spot away from his biggest chart single to date, “Losing Sleep”, which went to #14 in February of last year. Newman’s song also looks like it will be big on the official chart in the U.K., where it’s currently in the top three on iTunes.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen recently spent a week at the top on my personal chart with “I Really Like You”, and while that descends the top 40, the liking continues for the second single from her forthcoming album E•MO•TION. “Run Away With Me” is the week’s Highest Debut at #39 and is scheduled to impact pop radio on Tuesday. A video recently premiered for the track.
  • Also new this week is the second charting single for the quartet based in Amsterdam who call themselves Causes. “Walk On Water” is in at #40, while their former #2 hit, “Teach Me How To Dance With You”, holds in position at #7. The band inked a deal with RCA Records in the U.K. a few days ago. We’ll see if the U.S. is next.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 18, 2010

The "Heart" of the chart.

The “Heart” of the chart.

It is time for yet another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the hot summer days of mid-July and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2010…

Debuts:
38. 2AM CLUB, “Worry About You”

Biggest Mover(s):
LADY ANTEBELLUM, “I Run To You” (37-27, ten spots)

10. TRAIN, “If It’s Love” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (20o9, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

09. LIFEHOUSE, “All In” (up 3)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “I Like It” (steady, second week)
Album: Euphoria (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. NICKELBACK, “This Afternoon” (down 2)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. ROB THOMAS, “Mockingbird” (down 2)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. MAROON 5, “Misery” (up 2)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. MIKE POSNER, “Cooler Than Me” (up 2)
Album: 31 Minutes To Takeoff (2010, J Records)
Peak: #4

03. JOHN MAYER featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Half Of My Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (steady, second week)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 17, 2015

Back to the Future.

Back to the Future.

This week’s New Music Friday takes us on a ride into the Future, and pops into the present with some solid new releases across the genres. So, grab a seat and some coins, because here are this week’s new album and single releases:

  • FUTURE — DS2 (iTunes)
    • The rapper and singer from Atlanta is hoping the ol’ third time’s the charm expression will work in his favor for the release of his third studio album. His last set, Honest, reached a peak of #2 last year. With steady Urban radio play and a growing fan base, this could be the one to top the chart.
  • HIGHLY SUSPECT — Mister Asylum (iTunes)
    • This trio from Cape Cod is becoming one of the big breakouts at the Active Rock format this year with “Lydia”. It is currently surging through the top ten and aiming for the top five next week. Look out for the guys on tour during a busy month of August.
  • ALAN JACKSON — Angels & Alcohol (iTunes)
    • 25 years after his debut album was released, 56-year-old country superstar Jackson is out with his twentieth studio album this week. “Jim And Jack And Hank” is the leadoff single from it and is receiving some airplay at the format.
  • More albums out this week: Galactic‘s Into The Deep (iTunes), Iron & Wine and Bed Bridwell‘s Sing Into My Mouth (iTunes), Jason Isbell‘s Something More Than Free (iTunes), Miles Davis‘s At Newport: 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4 (iTunes), MS MR‘s How Does It Feel (iTunes), Papoose‘s You Can’t Stop Destiny (iTunes), Pitbull‘s Dale (iTunes), Ratatat‘s Magnifique (iTunes), Sublime With Rome‘s Sirens (iTunes), Tame Impala‘s Currents (iTunes), The Chemical Brothers‘s Born In The Echoes (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Clairity‘s Alienation (iTunes), Day Wave‘s Headcase (iTunes), Icona Pop‘s Emergency (iTunes), KYKO‘s Animals (iTunes), New Motion‘s Kiss (iTunes), Sevyn Streeter‘s Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “How Deep Is Your Love”, new from Calvin Harris and Disciples. (iTunes)
  • “Leave A Trace”, new from CHVRCHES. (iTunes)
  • “Run Away With Me”, new from Carly Rae Jepsen. (iTunes)
  • “She’s Kinda Hot”, the hot new single from 5 Seconds Of Summer. (iTunes)
  • “Sugar”, a collaboration from Robin Schulz and Francesco Yates. (iTunes)
  • “Sunday Funday”, a new single from MAGIC! (iTunes)
  • “Swords”, new from M.I.A., along with an added visual. (iTunes)
  • “That’s How You Know”, new from Nico & Vinz and featured guests Bebe Rexha and Kid Ink. (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include fresh releases from Bea Miller, Jill Scott and Prince Royce. See you then!

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Daze Of The Week: When The Calendar Meets The Charts

Weekend warriors.

Weekend warriors.

Friday marks the debut of the Canadian band MAGIC!‘s new single titled “Sunday Funday”, which a few stations on the pop panel have already jumped on (at least in overnight rotation.) The quartet’s previous radio single, “No Way No”, was pulled a few weeks ago in favor of this release. “Sunday” heads to the airwaves just as another song also hits the same format by an independent band (or so I think it’s a band, it’s all very mysterious right now) called Freddy’s Dilemma. Their “Only On A Saturday Night” found a handful of adds last week, and could produce some more stations this week.

These songs are just two of the many that have gone to radio (and, in most cases, charted) in an active year for songs about days of the week and the weekend. So, now is as good a time as any to update the biggest chart singles about all seven days of a given week and we’ll be looking at the results through peaks on different U.S. trade papers, plus a couple of extra international stats. So, get a pen and take down these tunes on the calendar:

SUNDAY
Cashbox: “Pleasant Valley Sunday” by The Monkees (#3, 1967)
Hot 100: “Pleasant Valley Sunday” by The Monkees (#3, 1967)
R&R/Mediabase: “Sunday Morning” by Earth, Wind and Fire (#18, 1993)
Australia (ARIA): “Sunday To Friday” by The Justice Crew (#18, 2011)
United Kingdom (OCC): “Sunday Girl” by Blondie (#1 for three weeks, 1979)

The act Spanky & Our Gang took their “Sunday Will Never Be the Same” to #9 on Cashbox and the Hot 100 in 1967. Just a year later, their “Sunday Mornin'” wasn’t nearly as well-received.

MONDAY
Cashbox: “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas & The Papas (#1 for three weeks, 1966)
Hot 100: “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas & The Papas (#1 for three weeks, 1966)
R&R/Mediabase: “Manic Monday” by The Bangles (#5, 1986)
Australia (ARIA): “Blue Monday ’88” by New Order (#4, 1988)
United Kingdom (OCC): “I Don’t Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats (#1 for four weeks, 1979)

A number of other big “Monday” titles made it into the top ten on the three U.S. charts, the most out of any day on here, including songs from the CarpentersDuran Duran and Fats Domino.

TUESDAY
Cashbox: “Ruby Tuesday” by The Rolling Stones (#1 for two non-consecutive weeks, 1967)
Hot 100: “Ruby Tuesday” by The Rolling Stones (#1 for one week, 1967)
R&R/Mediabase: “Tuesday” by iLoveMakonnen featuring Drake (#22, 2015)
Australia (ARIA): “Tuesday” by You Am I (#29, 1997)
United Kingdom (OCC): “Ruby Tuesday” (as a double a-side with “Let’s Spend The Night Together”) by The Rolling Stones (#3, 1967)

“Ruby” is one gem of a title (in the U.K., a version by Rod Stewart also ranked in the mid-90’s) but the Stones original, believe it or not, could only climb as high as #3 in their home country.

WEDNESDAY
Cashbox: “Waiting For Wednesday” by Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories (#78, 1996)
Hot 100: “Waiting For Wednesday” by Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories (#83, 1996)
R&R/Mediabase: “Waiting For Wednesday” by Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories (#29, 1996)
Australia (ARIA): No middle of the week music here.
United Kingdom (OCC): “Wednesday Week” by The Undertones (#11, 1980)

The only other title with this day of the week is “Wednesday” by The Royal Guardsmen, which went to #97 on the Hot 100 and #101 (#1 Looking Ahead) on Cashbox in 1967.

THURSDAY
Cashbox: “Sweet Thursday” by Johnny Mathis (#75, 1962)
Hot 100: “Sweet Thursday” by Johnny Mathis (#99, 1962)
R&R/Mediabase: Songwriters, artists… there have been zero U.S. top 40 hits containing this day of the week, so get writing!
Australia (ARIA): Nothing down here as well…
United Kingdom (OCC): “Thursday’s Child” by David Bowie (#16, 1999)

In 2013, a song simply titled “Thursday” made the top 20 on the Dance Club Songs chart for the Pet Shop Boys, an duo that pop radio hasn’t sent into the top 40 since the fall of 1988.

FRIDAY
Cashbox: “Friday On My Mind” by The Easybeats (#16, 1967)
Hot 100: “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry (#1 for two weeks, 2011)
R&R/Mediabase: “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry (#1 for five weeks, 2011)
Australia (ARIA): “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry (#5, 2011)
United Kingdom (OCC): “Friday Night” (as a double a-side with “Sorry’s Not Good Enough”) by McFly (#3, 2006)

In 1992, “Friday, I’m In Love” by The Cure got enough love to reach #4 on R&R that July, but it charted just inside the top 20 on the other two trade papers (#18 on both, to be exact.)

SATURDAY
Cashbox: “Saturday Night” by The Bay City Rollers (#1 for one week, 1975)
Hot 100: “Saturday Night” by The Bay City Rollers (#1 for one week, 1976)
R&R/Mediabase: “Saturday Night” by The Bay City Rollers (#3, 1975)
Australia (ARIA): “Saturday Night” by Jessica Mauboy featuring Ludacris (#7, 2010)
United Kingdom (OCC): “Saturday Night” by Whigfield (#1 for four weeks, 1994)

Singles by both Chicago and Sam Cooke (as well as a cover of Cooke’s song by Cat Stevens) made the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, though nothing went beyond the #3 spot.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 12, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

Still jamming to the Jukebox.

DEBUTS
40. Daya – Hide Away
39. Life Of Dillon – Dreams | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Jake Owen – Real Life (40)
29. X Ambassadors – Renegades (34)
22. John Newman – Come And Get It (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
15. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (22) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks
12. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (10) | PEAK: #09
08. ROMANS – Uh Huh (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (05) | PEAK: #05
05. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Causes – Walk On Water (1)
2. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (3)
3. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (-)
4. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (8)
5. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (2)
6. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (6)
7. The Heydaze – Dumb (9)
8. Little Mix – Black Magic (10)
9. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (-)
10. Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Austin Mahone – Dirty Work
Beck – Dreams
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down (new)
CRO – Dream
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
FLETCHER – War Paint
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
KAPTAN – Anywhere We Go (new)
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday (new)
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun
Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man (new)
Sam Bruno – Search Party (new)
Scott Helman – That Sweater
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • Not many chart tunes can claim the Biggest Mover title for three weeks in a row, but that’s exactly what “Pressure Off” from Duran Duran and featured acts Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers is doing. Three weeks ago, the song debuted at #40, then moved to #32, to #22 and now it’s up another seven spots to #15. It’s been a crazy ride so far and it’s certainly not over yet. “Pressure” ties with John Newman‘s “Come And Get It” for the honor this week, as “Come” rises 29-22.
  • The highest of this week’s two debuts comes from trio Life Of Dillon and their second single from the EP titled Prologue. “Overload”, their former #2 hit, falls out of the countdown this week, but the three replace themselves with “Dreams”, new at #39. It’s just starting out at Hot AC radio, where it’s already picked up detections on seven outlets. The act will be playing in St. Louis and San Antonio in the next few days.
  • Six weeks ago, I wrote a little about Daya in the monthly Radio Report as her debut single edged closer to its impact date at pop radio. (You’ll recall that it was first played on SiriusXM’s Venus on April 30, which got the ball rolling.) The 16-year-old newcomer debuts at #40 on my chart with “Hide Away”. Things are only going up at both radio and retail, so look out for it.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 10, 2011

It's "Story" time.

It’s “Story” time.

It is time for yet another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the middle of July and check out my favorite songs from this week in 2011…

Debuts:
40. XIMENA SARIÑANA, “Different”
39. MARC BROUSSARD, “Cruel”
38. LENNY KRAVITZ, “Stand”
36. THE SCRIPT, “Nothing”

Biggest Mover(s):
O.A.R., “Heaven” (40-33, seven spots)

10. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Arms” (up 3)
Album: lovestrong. (2011, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. TRAIN, “Save Me, San Francisco” (up 5)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “MoneyGrabber” (up 1)
Album: Pickin’ Up The Pieces (2010, Dangerbird Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Just A Kiss” (steady, second week)
Album: Own The Night (2011, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #2

06. TAYLOR SWIFT, “The Story Of Us” (steady, second week)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. ONEREPUBLIC, “Good Life” (down 3)
Album: Waking Up (2009, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. MATT NATHANSON, “Faster” (down 3)
Album: Modern Love (2011, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. MAT KEARNEY, “Hey Mama” (steady, third week)
Album: Young Love (2011, Aware/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. KATY PERRY, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (up 2)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. COLDPLAY, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” (up 4)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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