Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 2, 2015

A "Different" song lands at the top.

A “Different” song lands at the top.

DEBUTS
40. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day
38. Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars
36. One Direction – Drag Me Down | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (40)
25. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (29)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Newman – Come And Get It (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (06) | PEAK: #03
07. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (08) | PEAK: #06
05. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (02) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
03. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. ROMANS – Uh Huh (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (2)
2. FLETCHER – War Paint (7)
3. The Heydaze – Dumb (5)
4. Little Mix – Black Magic (6)
5. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up (-)
6. Years & Years – Desire (-)
7. Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (8)
8. Gavin James – Bitter Pill (-)
9. Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man (9)
10. Maroon 5 – Feelings (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (new)
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Grace – You Don’t Own Me (new)
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (new)
Leona Lewis – Thunder
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun
Ryn Weaver – Promises (new)
Sam Bruno – Search Party
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • In its 14th week on the top 40, “Different Colors” by Walk The Moon successfully brightens up the top spot, climbing 3-1. It’s the second chart-topper in a row from their Talking Is Hard album. Late last year, “Shut Up And Dance” shimmied to #1 in its 12th week and spent three weeks at the summit. Of course, the song has also become a huge crossover hit over the past few months. Will “Different” provide different results for the band this time around? We’ll just have to wait and see.
  • No surprise here: this week’s Highest Debut is the latest from One Direction and their first release as a quartet. “Drag Me Down” lands at #36 after a huge two days at both radio and retail (at one point, outselling its nearest competitor by a five to one ratio. “Drag” leads their forthcoming fifth studio album, which should be released during the fall. We’ll see if it’ll land a fifth #1 album in a row for the guys on the Billboard 200 listing.
  • Singer/songwriter Martin Luke Brown is heading out of the top 40 with “Take Out Of Me”, a former #8 hit, though he is looking for a top ten once again with “Scars On Scars”, debuting at #38 this week. His biggest single so far, “Nostalgia”, rose to #7 earlier this year and spent half a year on the chart. Brown is currently in the middle of some summer festival dates.
  • Our final debut this week is from the California duo of Daniel Chang and Michael Garner. They are Hunter Hunted, and a nice song from their Ready For You album is new at #40, “Lucky Day”. The track (and the two men) are currently appearing in a series of online ads for Sperry.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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