Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 11, 2015

Another Big #1 for Chad and Ian.

They’ve got a “Hold” on the top.

DEBUTS
40. The 1975 – Love Me
39. Grizfolk – Troublemaker | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Pentatonix – Can’t Sleep Love (34)
28. BANNERS – Shine A Light (36)
24. Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine (33) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
19. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (25)
12. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Gavin James – Bitter Pill (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Causes – Walk On Water (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Years & Years – Desire (07) | PEAK: #06
05. X Ambassadors – Renegades (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (04) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
03. One Direction – Drag Me Down (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Grace Mitchell – Jitter (1)
2. Secret Weapons – Something New (10)
3. Jeff Lynne’s ELO – When I Was A Boy (8)
4. Harry Connick Jr. – (I Do) Like We Do (7)
5. John Newman featuring Charlie Wilson – Tiring Game (5)
6. James Morrison – Demons (6)
7. Rudimental featuring Ed Sheeran – Lay It All On Me (9)
8. Patrick James – In New Light (-)
9. The Score – Oh My Love (-)
10. The Vamps – Wake Up (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Ben Rector – Brand New
Bronze Radio Return – Light Me Up
Bryan Adams – Brand New Day
Causes – To The River (new)
Demi Lovato – Confident
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Green River Ordinance – Maybe It’s Time (Gravity)
Hippo Campus – South
HØØNCH – Top
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Martin Luke Brown – Knife Edge (new)
Matt Nathanson – Adrenaline
Matt Woods – Blue Skies (new)
Max Frost – Withdrawal
Olly Murs – Kiss Me (new)
Phoebe Ryan – Mine (new)
Rachel Platten – Stand By You
Ruen Brothers – Aces
Ryan Corn – White Flag
Sia – Alive
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Front Bottoms – HELP
Tori Kelly featuring Ed Sheeran – I Was Made For Loving You
Tor Miller – Carter & Cash
X Ambassadors – Unsteady
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by an act out to prove that the third time’s the charm, at least on my personal chart. Their two previous releases bubbled under my top 40 last year, those songs being “The Struggle” and  “Hymnals”. Now, the Swedish-American band known as Grizfolk breaks into my countdown at #39 with “Troublemaker”, which is also on the rise on the top 50 at Alternative radio. That title was also a #1 hit on my survey for Olly Murs in early 2013.
  • At #40 is this week’s other debut, “Love Me” by The 1975. After its premiere on Thursday, it went as high as #2 on iTunes. The guitar work on the song is straight late 80’s funk/pop, inspired by an era that brought us music such as the 1987 singles “Big Time” by Peter Gabriel and “Need You Tonight” by INXS. You might also hear a nod to The Isley Brothers‘s “It’s Your Thing” in the lead melody of the chorus; no word on if it’s a credited interpolation or not.
  • Several recent blog and Spotify items are on the rise just below the top 40, with the New York duo Secret Weapons close to entering the chart with their debut single, “Something New”, while English singer/songwriter Matt Woods is new to In The Mix with “Blue Skies”. You may remember that he went to #10 earlier this year with “In The Dark”. We’ll see how these two songs do later this fall.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board) (Listen to this week’s chart and more on Spotify)

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