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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 1, 2016

Firing up the top spot.

Firing up the top spot.

DEBUTS
(none)

TOP GAINERS
34. Ellie Goulding – Army (39)
32. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (37)
17. P!nk – Just Like Fire (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
14. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (24) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
07. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. BANNERS – Start A Riot (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Tryon – Somebody To Love Me (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Troye Sivan – Youth (06) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. The Strumbellas – Spirits (08) | PEAK: #05
04. The 1975 – The Sound (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Zayn – Pillowtalk (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Barns Courtney – Fire (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (5)
2. Parachute – Without You (3)
3. MUNA – Loudspeaker (6)
4. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (4)
5. Anderson East – Devil In Me (1)
6. Coldplay – Up&Up (7)
7. Gwen Stefani – Misery (9)
8. Haley Reinhart – Better (8)
9. Zayn – Like I Would (-)
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (-)

In The Mix:
American Authors – What We Live For (new)
Andy Black – We Don’t Have To Dance
Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (new)
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Finish Ticket – Color
Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (new)
Garbage – Empty
Justin Klump – Loved You Good (new)
Kris Allen – Waves
Låpsley – Love Is Blind
Max Jury – Beg & Crawl (new)
Paper Route – Laugh About It
Rooney – My Heart Beats 4 U
Sawyer Fredericks – Take It All
St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Rebel Light – Strangers
Tom Odell – Magnetised
Tyler Glenn – Trash (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Newcomer Barns Courtney lands the new #1 song on my chart this week with “Fire”. It’s taken from the forthcoming EP titled Hands, due out May 27. The English singer was born in Ipswich, and is now based in London. Titles containing “fire” within them appear pretty regularly on the countdown, but this is the first song simply called “Fire” to ever make my chart. (Of course, songs with the title by bands like the Ohio Players, the Pointer Sisters and The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown were massive national hits decades ago.)
  • Despite a change at the top, there isn’t much change down below it. The two singles tied for the Biggest Mover last week? It remains a tie this week for P!nk‘s “Just Like Fire” (27-17) and Adele‘s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (24-14), both up an impressive ten notches. No debut song from last week moves up more than five spots. Plus, there are no new entries at all this week. Don’t worry, there will be some nice turnover by the next update, so stay tuned for what happens!
  • Misc. chart notes: Fitz & The Tantrums earn their fifth top ten in a row on my chart, as “HandClap” advances 12-7. It’s a single from their forthcoming self-titled album, due June 10. DNCE scrub up another three spots (22-19) to grab a second top 20 hit in “Toothbrush”. It follows “Cake By The Ocean”, which went to #4. Newcomer Jordan Fisher, who played the role of Doody in Grease: Live, looks chartbound next week as the #1 Next In Line with “All About Us”.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 2, 2010

Taking a "Minute" to relive the past.

Taking a “Minute” to relive the past.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 2, 2010…

Debuts:
39. ALEX BAND, “Tonight”
38. ORIANTHI, “Shut Up And Kiss Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
ROB THOMAS, “Mockingbird” (40-27, thirteen spots)

10. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “American Honey” (up 7)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. KEANE featuring K’NAAN, “Stop For A Minute” (up 2)
Album: Night Train (2010, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

08. ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful” (steady, second week)
Album: Pieces (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. LA ROUX, “Bulletproof” (down 1)
Album: La Roux (2009, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6

06. NICKELBACK, “This Afternoon” (up 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (down 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (up 1)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You” (steady, third week)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

02. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, second week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

01. DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, “Red” (steady, third week)
Album: Love & War (2010, J Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 29, 2016

Views to a kill.

Views to a kill.

May is just around the corner… may we have some more superstar releases? Of course! Canada, country and compilations take over the list on this fine Friday. Here are this week’s new releases:

  • DRAKE — Views (iTunes)
    • Featuring the current radio hit “One Dance”, this Canadian rapper’s latest effort is going to have a giant debut on a number of charts next week. The album is an Apple exclusive for its first seven days, but is expected on both digital (outside of Apple) and physical platforms after that. Will it hit a million copies sold first week?
  • MARTINA MCBRIDE — Reckless (iTunes)
    • The title track from this set has been spinning on Cumulus’s dozens of country radio stations. The single isn’t going to make the top 40 at the format, but the album is a different story. It should make the top 15 on the Billboard 200 chart, or even the top ten.
  • More albums out this week: Haley Reinhart‘s Better (iTunes), Lonestar‘s Never Enders (iTunes), Pepper‘s Ohana (iTunes), Rob Zombie‘s The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (iTunes), Rogue Wave‘s Delusions Of Grand Fur (iTunes), The Boxer Rebellion‘s Ocean By Ocean (iTunes), Empire (Original Soundtrack – Season 2, Volume 2) (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music, Volume 58 (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Broadway (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Carmody‘s Skin (iTunes), Stone Cold Fox‘s Tunnel Vision (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Baby Baby”, Amy Grant featuring Tori Kelly (iTunes)
  • “Beautiful Pain”, Andy Black (iTunes)
  • “Bored To Death”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
  • “Cool Papa Bell”, Paul Simon (iTunes)
  • “Fireproof”, Coleman Hell (iTunes)
  • “H.O.L.Y.”, Florida Georgia Line (iTunes)
  • “Hey Heartbreak”, Jennifer Nettles (iTunes)
  • “How To Love”, Cash Cash featuring Sofia Reyes (iTunes)
  • “Love, Hope and Misery”, Jake Bugg (iTunes)
  • “My Blood”, AlunaGeorge featuring ZHU (iTunes)
  • “Not Today”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
  • “Pick Up”, Dierks Bentley (iTunes)
  • “Something To Believe In”, Young The Giant (iTunes)
  • “This Is What You Came For”, Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna (iTunes)
  • “Trash”, Tyler Glenn (iTunes)
  • “True Colors”, Zedd & Kesha (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Cole SwindellKeith UrbanMike Posner and more.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 24, 2016

Make it Zayn.

Zayn and simple.

DEBUTS
40. Broods – Free
39. Ellie Goulding – Army
37. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend

TOP GAINERS
27. P!nk – Just Like Fire (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (34) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
16. Nick Fradiani – Get You Home (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. BANNERS – Start A Riot (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Tryon – Somebody To Love Me (09) | PEAK: #09
08. The Strumbellas – Spirits (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Taylor Swift – New Romantics (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Troye Sivan – Youth (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. The 1975 – The Sound (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
03. Barns Courtney – Fire (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Zayn – Pillowtalk (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anderson East – Devil In Me (1)
2. Matt Nathanson – Giants (3)
3. Parachute – Without You (6)
4. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (8)
5. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (-)
6. MUNA – Loudspeaker (-)
7. Coldplay – Up&Up (-)
8. Haley Reinhart – Better (9)
9. Gwen Stefani – Misery (-)
10. Oh Wonder – Lose It (10)

In The Mix:
Andy Black – We Don’t Have To Dance
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Finish Ticket – Color
Garbage – Empty (new)
Kris Allen – Waves
Låpsley – Love Is Blind
Paper Route – Laugh About It
Rooney – My Heart Beats 4 U (new)
Sawyer Fredericks – Take It All
St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man (new)
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Rebel Light – Strangers (new)
The Rubens – Hoops
Tom Odell – Magnetised
Zayn – Like I Would

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is a new single from Canadian sisters Tegan and Sara Quin. “Boyfriend” is already soaring up the radio listings in their home country, and it comes in at #37 on my own chart. In 2007, the two girls scored their biggest hit on my chart with “Back In Your Head”, which went to #12. Will this track from Love You To Death stay alive and get its time in the top ten? Stay tuned!
  • Following “On My Mind” (#2) and “Something In The Way You Move” (#10) is Ellie Goulding‘s newest single, “Army”, a debut at #39 this week. “Army” previously made the top 40 in Scotland and the United Kingdom, and now, it’s looking at a nice run on the pop airwaves here in the States. Goulding has a number of U.S. tour dates in May and June.
  • Finally, the New Zealand act called Broods debuts this week with “Free”. It’s the first single from their forthcoming album Conscious. Entering at #40, this isn’t the first time “Free” has appeared as a title on my chart. In 2001, it hit the top ten for Mya, and in 2012, it was a minor top 40 entry for Haley Reinhart.
  • The late Prince bubbled under my chart several times, but never quite made it in. However, covers of his material by acts like Jordan Knight (1999) and Alicia Keys (2002) did break my top 40. Still, we salute this great musician and all of his superb albums and songs over the many decades of his career.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 22, 2007

"Ruby" and some diamonds.

“Ruby” and some diamonds.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 22, 2007…

Debuts:
39. TORI AMOS, “Big Wheel”
38. EMERSON HART, “If You’re Gonna Leave”
36. MARK RONSON featuring DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, “Stop Me”
33. KELLY CLARKSON, “Never Again”

Biggest Mover(s):
DARREN HAYES, “Who Would Have Thought?” (24-12, twelve spots)

10. PAOLO NUTINI, “New Shoes” (steady, second week)
Album: These Streets (2006, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. JOSS STONE, “Tell Me ‘Bout It” (down 1)
Album: Introducing Joss Stone (2007, Virgin Records)
Peak: #8

08. KAISER CHIEFS, “Ruby” (up 7)
Album: Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

07. DBCLIFFORD, “Simple Things” (down 2)
Album: Recyclable (2007, Sony BMG Records – Canada)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (down 2)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

05. DAUGHTRY, “It’s Not Over” (up 1)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

04. NICKELBACK, “If Everyone Cared” (up 3)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

03. ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (steady, second week)
Album: Meet The Robinsons (Soundtrack) (2007, Walt Disney/Melisma/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. JAMES MORRISON, “You Give Me Something” (steady, second week)
Album: Undiscovered (2007, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. MAROON 5, “Makes Me Wonder” (steady, fourth week)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 22, 2016

Music royalty, gone too soon.

Music royalty, gone too soon.

It’s a sad New Music Friday for many of us in the music community, as we continue to mourn the death of Prince. Though he is no longer with us, his music and spirit continue to move and inspire so many people. Here are this week’s new releases:

  • R.I.P. PRINCE (1958-2016) (iTunes)
    • If nothing else is on your radar to purchase or listen to this week, give The Purple One’s catalog a spin. Albums like 1999 and the soundtrack from Purple Rain, as well as several hits collections, are his current top sellers digitally.
  • A$AP FERG — Always Strive And Prosper (iTunes)
    • The Harlem rapper is currently in the top 20 on Urban radio with “New Level”; it is also his highest-ranking single to date on the Billboard Hot 100. The performer’s 2013 album Trap Lord debuted in the top ten.
  • JORDAN FELIZ — The River (iTunes)
    • Feliz’s debut single was the title cut, a recent #2 hit on the Christian AC chart. He’s following it up with “Never Too Far Gone”. Look for it to grab a solid debut frame next week.
  • More albums out this week: Blue October‘s Home (iTunes), Candlebox‘s Disappearing In Airports (iTunes), NF‘s Therapy Session (iTunes), PVRIS‘s White Hoise (Deluxe Edition) (iTunes), Rufus Wainwright‘s Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets (iTunes), Sundy Best‘s It’s So Good Live (iTunes), The Strumbellas‘s Hope (iTunes), We Are Messengers‘s We Are Messengers (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Midnight Williams‘s From The Start (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Dancing On The Sun”, Bahari (iTunes)
  • “El Camino”, Frankie Ballard (iTunes)
  • “Empty”, Garbage (iTunes)
  • “Go Flex”, Post Malone (iTunes)
  • “Hey, I Won’t Break Your Heart”, Corinne Bailey Rae (iTunes)
  • “I Don’t Wanna Know”, Weathers (iTunes)
  • “Remember Boys”, Cole Swindell (iTunes)
  • “Satellite”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
  • “So Blue”, Fantasia (iTunes)
  • “Wake Up”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from DrakeMartina McBride and more.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 17, 2016

Make it Zayn.

Joy and Zayn.

DEBUTS
40. Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence
39. Goo Goo Dolls – So Alive
37. P!nk – Just Like Fire
35. MAGIC! featuring Sean Paul – Lay You Down Easy
34. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Bahari – Dancing On The Sun (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
29. Chris Ayer – On The Blvd (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. DNCE – Toothbrush (29)
14. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Strumbellas – Spirits (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Tryon – Somebody To Love Me (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – New Romantics (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Ben Rector – Brand New (05) | PEAK: #05
06. The 1975 – The Sound (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Troye Sivan – Youth (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Barns Courtney – Fire (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Zayn – Pillowtalk (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anderson East – Devil In Me (1)
2. Ellie Goulding – Army (3)
3. Matt Nathanson – Giants (4)
4. The Score – On And On (2)
5. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (-)
6. Parachute – Without You (9)
7. Broods – Free (-)
8. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (-)
9. Haley Reinhart – Better (-)
10. Oh Wonder – Lose It (-)

In The Mix:
Andy Black – We Don’t Have To Dance
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Coldplay – Up&Up (new)
Finish Ticket – Color
Gwen Stefani – Misery (new)
Jordan Fisher – All About Us (new)
Kris Allen – Waves
Låpsley – Love Is Blind
MUNA – Loudspeaker (new)
Paper Route – Laugh About It
Sawyer Fredericks – Take It All
St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (new)
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Rubens – Hoops
Tom Odell – Magnetised (new)
Zayn – Like I Would (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Forget the endless weeks of seeing two debuts on my usual update: it’s a spring cleaning week on my personal chart, as five new songs hop aboard the survey. The highest of the five entries is “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”, new at #34 for a singer I’ve never heard of before… do you know Adele? No? She must be a music industry secret. Jokes aside, “Love” isn’t officially confirmed as the third single from 25, but it has seen some key spins at a couple of big Hot AC stations during the last tracking week. Can it become her third chart-topper in a row from the album on my chart? Stay tuned.
  • From the forthcoming motion picture Alice Through The Looking Glass, P!nk is back on the countdown with a new one at #37. “Just Like Fire” is, well, on fire at radio thanks to sponsored airplay on stations owned by iHeartMedia, and is blazing in the top ten on iTunes. The singer has been a part of movie hits before, like her feature on “Lady Marmalade” in 2001, as well as “Feel Good Time” in 2003. (Moulin Rouge‘s “Lady” spent five weeks at #1, while “Feel” from Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle reached #7.)
  • A decade ago, even five years ago, if you had asked me about Disturbed ever reaching my chart, I would’ve laughed. Now, the band gets their first entry on here. Who knew? Their cover of “The Sound Of Silence” is an unexpected crossover hit in the making. At #40, “Sound” is the first #1 at Active Rock radio to reach my chart since Shinedown‘s “Second Chance”. It peaked at #2 in 2009 on both the weekly and year-end chart.
  • More chart notes: MAGIC!‘s fourth top 40 hit is new at #35 this week. “Lay You Down Easy” features Sean Paul. “Rude” remains their biggest single on my chart, a #2 hit in 2014. The Goo Goo Dolls feel “So Alive” with their debut at #39. It’s the band’s first entry in three years, and leads Boxes, out May 6. Two future summer songs from Bahari and Chris Ayer tie for the week’s Biggest Mover, both up eight.

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TOP TEN: Record Store Day, 2016

Viva la Vinyl.

Another RSDelight.

It’s another year, and another round of Record Store Day shopping is on the schedule today, April 16. The annual event is once again taking place all over the world, and the massive music fest is sure to bring out even more people than last year, so make it to your local store or stores early enough so that you don’t get caught behind the huge lines. With another diverse collection of exclusive CD and vinyl pieces across all genres and eras, there’s something for everyone, but quantities are limited.

In honor of the ninth national day, I’ve decided to highlight ten of my favorite vinyl-exclusive releases that you’ll be able to buy in stores very shortly. This year, I’m focused on more current releases and artists than last year, as you’ll see below. However, I may not be able to locate them all; indeed, the challenge is on. Searching high and low, far and wide, I’ll be on the hunt for great finds like these ten:

(Check out the full list of U.S. releases for RSD here.)

Florence + The Machine
10. FLORENCE + THE MACHINE – “Delilah” / “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” (Link)
Label: Republic
Format: 12″ single

Disturbed
09. DISTURBED – “The Sound Of Silence” (Link)
Label: Warner Bros.
Format: 12″ single

Andra Day
08. ANDRA DAY – Live! (Link)
Label: Buskin’/Warner Bros.
Format: 12″ EP

Jack Ü
07. SKRILLEX & DIPLO (as JACK Ü) featuring JUSTIN BIEBER – “Where Are Ü Now?” (Link)
Label: OWSLA/Mad Decent/Atlantic
Format: 12″ single

Madonna
06. MADONNA – Like A Virgin & Other Hits (Link)
Label: Warner Bros./Rhino
Format: 12″ EP

Talking Heads
05. TALKING HEADS / ECHOSMITH – “This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)” (Link)
Label: Warner Bros./Rhino
Format: 7″ single

Lukas Graham
04. LUKAS GRAHAM“7 Years” (Link)
Label: Warner Bros.
Format: 12″ single

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
03. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESSThe Canyons EP (RSD First) (Link)
Label: Vanguard
Format: 10″ EP

Walk The Moon
02. WALK THE MOONYou Are Not Alone (Live At The Greek) (Link)
Label: RCA
Format: 2 x LP (album)

Bleachers
01. BLEACHERSTerrible Thrills, Vol. 2 (Link)
Label: RCA
Format: LP (album)

Are you looking forward to the RSD celebration and is there another cool release not listed here that you’ve got to buy? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter: click the “Get Social!” tab above to find us on there.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 19, 2009

Feelin' "Lucky" in 2009.

Feelin’ “Lucky” in 2009.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 19, 2009…

Debuts:
38. JIMMY WAYNE, “Do You Believe Me Now?”
37. PET SHOP BOYS, “Did You See Me Coming?”

Biggest Mover(s):
NICKELBACK, “If Today Was Your Last Day” (40-30, ten spots)

10. THE SATURDAYS, “Just Can’t Get Enough” (steady, third week)
Album: Chasing Lights (reissue) (2009, Polydor Records – U.K.)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (down 1)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. CHRIS ISAAK, “We Let Her Down” (up 4)
Album: Mr. Lucky (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “Life In Technicolor II” (steady, second week)
Album: Prospekt’s March (EP) (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

06. O.A.R., “This Town” (steady, third week)
Album: All Sides (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. SHINEDOWN, “Second Chance” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Sound Of Madness (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (down 2)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (up 1)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. JASON MRAZ featuring COLBIE CAILLAT, “Lucky” (up 1)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 15, 2016

Earth to Surgill, prepare for liftoff...

Earth to Surgill, prepare for liftoff…

The music world didn’t seem to get the memo about Earth Day being next Friday, but I guess we’ll take what we can get. Two of the planet’s potential chart-toppers and a whole lot more are here, so let’s get to this week’s album and single releases:

  • STURGILL SIMPSON — A Sailor’s Guide To Earth (iTunes)
    • Simpson’s last two independent albums, produced by Dave Cobb, were both critical successes and got him a major label deal. However, this set finds him writing and self-producing nearly the whole thing. Despite the changes, it’ll still be a success on the charts next week. First single “Brace For Impact (Live A Little)” finds itself in the top 40 on Triple A radio and moving up.
  • MUSIQ SOULCHILD — Life On Earth (iTunes)
    • Born Taalib Johnson, the R&B musician’s first album was released in 2000, and his first six studio sets debuted in the top five on the R&B charts. (Two of those went to #1 on the Billboard 200 listing.) His latest album features “I Do”, which holds just below the top ten on Urban AC radio.
  • BEAR HANDS — You’ll Pay For This (iTunes)
    • Formed a decade ago in Brooklyn, this quartet now has their third top 20 hit in a row on the Alternative chart with “2AM”. Their last album couldn’t quite break the Billboard 200, but given their rise in radio presence over the last few years, it’s their time to shine in 2016.
  • More albums out this week: Ace Frehley‘s Origins Vol. 1 (iTunes), Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros‘s PersonA (iTunes), Javier Colon‘s Gravity (iTunes), Lita Ford‘s Time Capsule (iTunes), Marie Osmond‘s Music Is Medicine (iTunes), Phil Collins‘s reissues of No Jacket Required (iTunes) + Testify (iTunes), PJ Harvey‘s The Hope Six Demolition Project (iTunes), Santana‘s Santana IV (iTunes), Wild Belle‘s Dreamland (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: James TW‘s First Impressions (iTunes), The Young Wild‘s All The Luck (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Amerika”, Young The Giant (iTunes)
  • “Forget Me Now”, Against The Current (iTunes)
  • “Hear Me Now”, 3OH!3 (iTunes)
  • “I Remember”, AlunaGeorge and Flume (iTunes)
  • “Just A Lil’ Thick (She’s Juicy)”, Trinidad James featuring Mystikal and Lil Dicky (iTunes)
  • “Just Like Fire”, P!nk (iTunes)
  • “Look Alive”, Rae Sremmurd (iTunes)
  • “Magnetised”, Tom Odell (iTunes)
  • “Paradise”, Matoma & Sean Paul featuring KStewart (iTunes)
  • “Ribcage”, Andy Black (iTunes)
  • “Stones In My Passway”, Eric Clapton (iTunes)
  • “Strive”, A$AP Ferg featuring Missy Elliott (iTunes)
  • “Take It From Me”, KONGOS (iTunes)
  • “What The Hell Did I Say”, Dierks Bentley (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from A$AP FergBlue OctoberWe Are Messengers and more.

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