Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 18, 2015

Another Big #1 for Chad and Ian.

Still at the top, four the record.

DEBUTS
40. Take That – Hey Boy
39. Martin Luke Brown – Knife Edge
37. One Direction – Perfect | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. The 1975 – Love Me (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
30. DNCE – Cake By The Ocean (35)
21. BANNERS – Shine A Light (28)
19. Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine (24)
14. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up (10) | PEAK: #10
09. X Ambassadors – Renegades (05) | PEAK: #05
08. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Gavin James – Bitter Pill (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (04) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
05. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Years & Years – Desire (06) | PEAK: #04
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 four weeks

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

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Andrew Ripp – Hole In My Heart (new)
Ben Haenow featuring Kelly Clarkson – Second Hand Heart (new)
Ben Rector – Brand New
BØRNS – 10,000 Emerald Pools (new)
Bronze Radio Return – Light Me Up
Bryan Adams – Brand New Day
Carly Rae Jepsen – Your Type (new)
Causes – To The River
Demi Lovato – Confident
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Hippo Campus – South
HØØNCH – Top
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Marianas Trench – One Love (new)
Matt Nathanson – Adrenaline
Matt Woods – Blue Skies
Olly Murs – Kiss Me
Phoebe Ryan – Mine
Rachel Platten – Stand By You
Royal Wood – Long Way Out (new)
Ruen Brothers – Aces
Ryan Corn – White Flag
Sia – Alive
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Front Bottoms – HELP
Tor Miller – Carter & Cash
X Ambassadors – Unsteady
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • The week’s Biggest Mover belongs to The 1975. They debuted at #40 last week with “Love Me”, and this week, they keep it moving up to #31. The band will be looking for their fourth top ten on my chart later this year. Now, from the useless trivia department, no songs called “Love Me” or song titles containing the two words in that sequence within a larger phrase ever ranked in the national top 40 in 1975. However, two did in 1974 and another two did in 1976. That’s just the way love goes.
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to One Direction and their new one, “Perfect”, bowing in at #37. It’s the second single to be issued from their Made In The A.M. album, due November 13. Leadoff single “Drag Me Down” holds at #3 for a third week. The act’s latest single was co-written by group members Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, along with Jesse Shatkin, Jacob Kasher, John Ryan, Maureen Anne McDonald and Julian Bunetta.
  • He’s currently falling with his prior single, “Scars On Scars”, but singer Martin Luke Brown edges into the countdown at #39 with his fourth charting song, “Knife Edge”. It’s another sharp sound from Brown, who released an EP earlier this year and should have some more music coming out next year, at least I hope so. Of course, I will stan when appropriate.
  • They last hit my chart in the spring with “Let In The Sun”, which peaked at #17. Now, from the expanded reissue of their III album, Take That come in at #40 with “Hey Boy”. They’ve now charted three songs as a trio, which is the same number of songs they charted as a quintet in 2010 and 2011 when all of their original members were in tact.

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

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