Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 15, 2015

A new "High" for Andrew.

“High” atop the chart.

DEBUTS
40. Lipstick Gypsy – The Cure
39. The Score – Oh My Love
38. Secret Weapons – Something New
37. Tori Kelly – Hollow | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece (35)
25. Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night (34)
21. Gwen Stefani – Used To Love You (26)
12. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (29) | BIGGEST MOVER
09. The 1975 – Love Me (14)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine (11) | PEAK: #10
09. The 1975 – Love Me (14) | PEAK: #09
08. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. BANNERS – Shine A Light (08) | PEAK: #08
06. Years & Years – Desire (03) | PEAK: #02
05. One Direction – Drag Me Down (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Adele – Hello (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Front Bottoms – HELP (3)
2. Matt Woods – Blue Skies (4)
3. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man (-)
4. Duran Duran – What Are The Chances (-)
5. Carly Rae Jepsen – Your Type (10)
6. Marianas Trench – One Love (-)
7. Train – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (-)
8. Justin Timberlake – Drink You Away (-)
9. Band Of Merrymakers featuring Natasha Bedingfield – Wishlist (-)
10. Lukas Graham – 7 Years (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew Ripp – Hole In My Heart
AudioDamn! – Radar (new)
Ben Haenow featuring Kelly Clarkson – Second Hand Heart
BØRNS – 10,000 Emerald Pools
Bronze Radio Return – Light Me Up
Causes – To The River
Elton John – Looking Up
Hippo Campus – South
HØØNCH – Top
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Marc Broussard – Almost Christmas (new)
Matt Nathanson – Adrenaline
Nathan Sykes – Over And Over Again
Olly Murs – Kiss Me
Phoebe Ryan – Mine
Royal Wood – Long Way Out
Ruen Brothers – Aces
SafetySuit – Looking Up
St. Lucia – Dancing On Glass
The All-American Rejects – There’s A Place
Tor Miller – Carter & Cash
Train – Merry Christmas Everybody (new)
Transviolet – New Bohemia (new)
X Ambassadors – Unsteady
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut at #37 is the sole entry by an act that isn’t new to the countdown. 22-year-old singer and writer Tori Kelly is back with a new single called “Hollow”, her third song to make it onto my survey. It’s set to be included on a reissue of Kelly’s album of earlier this year, Unbreakable Smile, which debuted and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 list and went top ten in several other countries. By the way, her previous two hits were “Nobody Love” (#6 for two weeks) and “Should’ve Been Us” (#13).
  • If you listened to Pat Monahan’s Train Tracks show this weekend, then you heard the #38 entry this week receive a spin. It also finds itself at 875,000 streams and climbing on Spotify. (Watch out for the million mark real soon.) The song is called “Something New” and the act is Secret Weapons, one of three duos to debut and one of five overall in the top 40. You’ll be able to see the two guys opening for A Great Big World and Nate Ruess this week as they play Montreal, New York City and more.
  • I first wrote about the #39 debut on this week’s chart back in January. Now, I imagine you’re saying, “Adam, seriously, it’s November. Why wait so long?” I’m glad you asked. When I heard The Score‘s “Oh My Love” was headed to Hot AC radio after an adds date at Alternative was mysteriously pulled, not that it would’ve done anything there, I knew that I had to get back on it and give it an official run on my chart. So, here we are. Hope you feel the “Love” too.
  • Our final debut of the week at #40 is from new duo Lipstick Gypsy and their song “The Cure”. They are Chris Liggio and John Thomas, and they recently appeared on the Today Show as a part of a new act feature with syndicated morning radio host Elvis Duran. Their track is currently being played on both CHR and Hot AC stations, while another cut, “Infatuation”, is just under the Urban chart.

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

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