Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 23, 2015

Their new era is "Off" to a good start.

Their new era is “Off” to a good start.

40. Connell Cruise – Into The Wild
39. Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That | HIGHEST DEBUT

32. FLETCHER – War Paint (37)
28. Years & Years – Desire (34)
18. Causes – Walk On Water (23)
13. One Direction – Drag Me Down (18)
06. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (11)
05. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (12) | BIGGEST MOVER

10. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (06) | PEAK: #04
09. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (07) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
08. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (11) | PEAK: #06
05. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (12) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
03. ROMANS – Uh Huh (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. John Newman – Come And Get It (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Maroon 5 – Feelings (2)
2. The Heydaze – Dumb (1)
3. Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan – The Party (This Is How We Do It) (7)
4. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself (6)
5. Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) (5)
6. Wylder – Sunstroke (8)
7. Little Mix – Black Magic (3)
8. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (-)
9. Boy & Bear – Walk The Wire (-)
10. Outasight – The Wild Life (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night (new)
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (new)
Andy Grammer – Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) (new)
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
David Cook – Criminals
Day Wave – Drag
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Mitchell – Jitter (new)
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Grizfolk – Troublemaker
Halsey – New Americana
JoJo – When Love Hurts (new)
Leona Lewis – Thunder
Lost Element – Twenty Five
Mackenzie Thoms – Conviction (new)
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party
Nick Jonas – Levels (new)
Patrick James – Bugs
Paul Rey – Good As Hell (new)
Robin Thicke – Back Together
Rob Thomas – Hold On Forever (new)
Ryn Weaver – Promises
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Score – Oh My Love
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • I suppose proclaiming that Duran Duran has the #1 song on my chart in 2015 might provoke a few “What year is it again?” reactions, but a great song is a great song. “Pressure Off”, which also features Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers, climbs a notch from last week, giving the quartet their third #1 on my survey, Monáe her second (both as a featured act) and Rodgers his first. The band’s two previous chart-toppers were 2005’s “What Happens Tomorrow” and 2011’s “All You Need Is Now”. Look out for their new album, Paper Gods, in a little under three weeks.
  • Two hot singles soar into the top ten this week, as Canadian performer Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Run Away With Me” launches 11-6, while American duo A Great Big World‘s “Hold Each Other” holds the Biggest Mover title, leaping 12-5. Both singles should put up a good fight for #1 next month. Jepsen’s E•MO•TION album was released two days ago and could debut in the top 20 on the Billboard 200, while the duo’s sophomore set is due in November.
  • Of this week’s two new entries, 39-year-old English singer and songwriter Jamie Lawson grabs the Highest Debut with the #39 song on the countdown, “Wasn’t Expecting That”. First released in Ireland four years ago, where it peaked at #3, the cut rose to the same peak in Australia earlier this year. On Monday, it’s headed to Hot AC radio here. His self-titled album is due worldwide on October 9.
  • Connell Cruise‘s “Into The Wild” was playlisted beneath my top 40 last summer for a few weeks as it hit radio and retail in his native South Africa, but it disappeared by late July, and that could’ve very well been the end of the story. One year (and a U.S. record deal) later, Cruise makes a wild move onto my chart at #40 with his first hit. He’s currently on a U.S. radio tour.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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