Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 16, 2015

All chart roads lead to ROMANS.

Saying “uh huh” to a second week at the top.

DEBUTS
40. Jarryd James – Do You Remember
39. Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man
37. FLETCHER – War Paint
36. Gavin James – Bitter Pill | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Years & Years – Desire (40)
33. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up (39)
32. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (37)
26. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (31)
23. Causes – Walk On Water (29)
18. One Direction – Drag Me Down (27) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
12. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (17)

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

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Heydaze – Dumb (3)
2. Maroon 5 – Feelings (6)
3. Little Mix – Black Magic (5)
4. Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That (-)
5. Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (9)
6. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (-)
7. Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (10)
8. Wylder – Sunstroke (-)
9. Connell Cruise – Into The Wild (-)
10. Grace – You Don’t Own Me (-)

In The Mix:
Austin Mahone – Dirty Work
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run
Boy & Bear – Walk The Wire (new)
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
David Cook – Criminals (new)
Day Wave – Drag
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
Leona Lewis – Thunder
Lost Element – Twenty Five (new)
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic (new)
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party (new)
Outasight – The Wild Life
Patrick James – Bugs
Robin Thicke – Back Together
Ryn Weaver – Promises
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams
The Band Perry – Live Forever (new)
The Score – Oh My Love (new)
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • Irish singer Gavin James remains one of this year’s top newcomers on my personal chart, having just fallen out of #1 a few weeks ago with his remake of “The Book Of Love”. (It holds at #5 this week.) Although “Book” wasn’t pushed at radio here, a new single from James is. That would be “Bitter Pill”, which comes in at #36 as the Highest Debut in the top 40. “Bitter” was co-written by a chart favorite, Jamie Scott, who also had a hand in writing One Direction‘s “Drag Me Down”, up 27-18 as the week’s Biggest Mover for the second chart in a row.
  • Four years ago, a quartet called Lakoda Rayne was featured on the first season of the U.S. version of The X Factor, and they made the top ten in the competition. Unfortunately, the ladies took ninth place, and have since broken up. Now, 21-year-old Cari Fletcher, performing as FLETCHER, is buzzing as a solo act with a track that’s accumulated nearly 5.4 million plays on Spotify. She debuts at #37 with “War Paint”. Watch out for more on this glossy gem as the months go on.
  • The California band called Saint Motel spent four weeks at #1 with “My Type”, and while that falls out of the countdown, a second song from them enters at #39. “Cold Cold Man” is taken from the same EP as their prior single and heads for adds at Alternative radio in a week and a half. The group has a number of U.S. tour dates planned through the fall, including opener sets for Nate Ruess and Walk The Moon.
  • Finally, down at #40, is the first chart single for Jarryd James. The singer/songwriter from Brisbane climbed to a #2 peak in his native Australia with the independently-released “Do You Remember”, which has since been reissued by a major label. A full-length album is due this fall.

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