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.

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

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