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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

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 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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 10, 2016

Make it Zayn.

Blame it on the Zayn.

DEBUTS
40. Bahari – Dancing On The Sun
37. Chris Ayer – On The Blvd | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. The Summer Set – Missin’ You (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
28. Demi Lovato – Stone Cold (33)
20. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
18. Daya – Sit Still, Look Pretty (23)
07. Barns Courtney – Fire (13) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Tryon – Somebody To Love Me (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – New Romantics (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart (06) | PEAK: #04
07. Barns Courtney – Fire (13) | PEAK: #07
06. The 1975 – The Sound (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Ben Rector – Brand New (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Troye Sivan – Youth (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Zayn – Pillowtalk (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anderson East – Devil In Me (2)
2. The Score – On And On (3)
3. Ellie Goulding – Army (9)
4. Matt Nathanson – Giants (7)
5. Jordan Smith – Stand In The Light (5)
6. Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids (6)
7. MAGIC! – Lay You Down Easy (10)
8. Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence (-)
9. Parachute – Without You (-)
10. Goo Goo Dolls – So Alive (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert featuring Laleh – Welcome To The Show
Alex & Sierra – Little Do You Know
Andy Black – We Don’t Have To Dance
BØRNS – Past Lives
Brendan James – Bring My Love Home
Broods – Free
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Finish Ticket – Color
Haley Reinhart – Better
Kris Allen – Waves
Låpsley – Love Is Blind (new)
Oh Wonder – Lose It
Paper Route – Laugh About It
Sawyer Fredericks – Take It All (new)
Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (new)
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Rubens – Hoops

Chart Notes:

  • Former One Direction member Zayn Malik grabs his first solo #1 on my top 40 with “Pillowtalk”, up 2-1 this week. That song is taken from the album Mind Of Mine, which recently entered atop the Billboard 200 and similar album charts in the world, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Malik’s last #1 as a member of the boy band was “Story Of My Life”, which spent three weeks at the top of my chart in December 2013.
  • Two newcomers make their chart debut this week. The highest is from Los Angeles singer Chris Ayer, who bows in at #37 with “On The Blvd”. He’s currently on tour with Matt Simons in Europe, and I’m sure he’ll be playing “Blvd” quite a bit in concert. The song does have a fair amount of road to cover before it reaches the biggest “boulevard” title ever on my chart, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”, a seven-week #1 in 2004 and 2005 for Green Day.
  • Do you recall a song by DJ/producer Zedd called “Addicted To A Memory”? Released in 2015 on his True Colors album, it featured a California trio that’s now looking to launch a big summer sound at CHR/Pop radio in a month. They’re Bahari, and they debut at #40 with “Dancing On The Sun”. The group consists of Natalia Panzarella, Ruby Carr and Sidney Sartini. “Sun” was co-written by the girls and Rock Mafia.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 10, 2011

The "Price" is right.

The “Price” is right.

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 10, 2011…

Debuts:
40. THREE DAYS GRACE, “Lost In You”
39. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Arms”
38. SELENA GOMEZ & THE SCENE, “Who Says”

Biggest Mover(s):
HANSON, “Give A Little” (34-29)
THE CARS, “Sad Song” (32-27)
FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “MoneyGrabber” (22-17, five spots)

10. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “What The Hell” (down 3)
Album: Goodbye Lullaby (2011, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Do” (up 1)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. PARACHUTE, “Something To Believe In (Jeremiah)” (up 1)
Album: The Way It Was (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. THE BAND PERRY, “If I Die Young” (up 1)
Album: The Band Perry (2010, Republic Nashville Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep” (down 1)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

05. JESSIE J featuring B.O.B, “Price Tag” (up 1)
Album: Who You Are (2011, Lava/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

04. JASON ALDEAN featuring KELLY CLARKSON, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (steady, fourth week)
Album: My Kinda Party (2010, Broken Bow Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (down 1)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

02. PINK, “F**kin’ Perfect” (down 1)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. DURAN DURAN, “All You Need Is Now” (up 2)
Album: All You Need Is Now (2010, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two 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 8, 2016

New Music Friday is 'neer at hand.

New Music Friday is ‘neer at hand.

A musical Alternative makes its return on this April week, bringing electronic, folk and rock music back to the forefront. Grab a banjo, a guitar and a synthesizer, because here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • THE LUMINEERS — Cleopatra (iTunes)
    • No, they aren’t just the “Ho Hey” trio anymore, even if that remains their signature song. The lead single from the new album is “Ophelia”, a current top ten hit at Alternative radio, which gives them their third single at the format to reach those heights. Without a crossover single, this probably won’t do as well as their debut effort in 2012, but we’ll see what happens as the era goes on.
  • DEFTONES — Gore (iTunes)
    • This California band has been putting out music for two decades now, and they have their first hit in three years at Alternative radio with “Prayers/Triangles”. They scored four top ten albums between 2000 and 2010, but they’ve had much more radio and sales support in the past. Can this bring them back to the region, or fall short again?
  • M83 — Junk (iTunes)
    • This French group had a big Alternative hit several years ago with “Midnight City”. Their latest release, “Do It, Try It”, isn’t quite charting at the moment, but there’s still time. Their latest album will perhaps score a top 20 entry, a career-high peak if they achieve it.
  • More albums out this week: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals‘s Call It What It Is (iTunes), Eliza And The Bear‘s Eliza And The Bear (iTunes), Filter‘s Crazy Eyes (iTunes), Frightened Rabbit‘s Painting Of A Panic Attack (iTunes), Gallant‘s Ology (iTunes), MAX‘s Hell’s Kitchen Angel (iTunes), Mayer Hawthorne‘s Man About Town (iTunes), Skizzy Mars‘s Alone Together (iTunes), The Ready Set‘s I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: PHASES‘s Afterparty (iTunes)

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

  • “Ain’t Your Mama”, Jennifer Lopez (iTunes)
  • “Boyfriend” and “U-turn”, Tegan & Sara (iTunes)
  • “Champagne Problems”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
  • “Crazy”, Lido (iTunes)
  • “Crazy For You”, Michael Franti & Spearhead (iTunes)
  • “Falling”, Trent Harmon (iTunes)
  • “Friends”, Blake Shelton (iTunes)
  • “I Want You”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
  • “If Your Man Only Knew”, Erik Hassle (iTunes)
  • “I’ll Be Standin’ Tall”, Josh Kelley (iTunes)
  • “I’m Born To Run”, American Authors (iTunes)
  • “Lake By The Ocean”, Maxwell (iTunes)
  • “So Alive”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
  • “That’s The Thing About Love”, Martina McBride (iTunes)
  • “Ugly”, Fantasia (iTunes)
  • “Wristband”, Paul Simon (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Bear HandsSturgill SimpsonWild Belle and more.

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Enjoy The “Silence”: An Active Look At Rock Crossovers

Disturbed, but determined.

Disturbed, but determined.

It’s one of those surprising sales stories of 2016. How could a metal band doing a Simon & Garfunkel cover sell 370,000 copies of their single with minuscule pop airplay? Well, it’s happening to Disturbed, the group from Chicago that’s had many hits on the Active Rock listing since 2000. Given their dark imagery and loud sound, it’s no surprise that the act performs well there, but stays well away from any format where it would be played next to the likes of… oh, you know, Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift. Well, it appears that may be changing, as their record label, Reprise, is beginning to test the waters at CHR/Pop (and Hot AC) radio with a very reactive record.

“The Sound Of Silence” is already in rotation at stations in Baltimore, New Orleans and San Francisco across the two panels, with a number of other markets likely to add the record soon enough. Considering it’s a few weeks away from achieving 500,000 in sales, not to mention its 20+ million Spotify streams and 30+ million video views, this one looks like a monster… literally. Interestingly, this comes at a time when a #1 at Active Rock radio (“Sound” has been atop that chart for five weeks) hasn’t charted in the CHR top 50 since the fall of 2012. The Pretty Reckless narrowly missed the chart in 2014 with “Heaven Knows”, but “Sound” is the more popular sound when it comes to pure statistics, and has a better shot at hitting the top 50 than “Heaven” did.

With the dry spell of Active Rock crossovers now versus the more accepting crossover runs of 10-15 years ago, let’s have a look at a list of the chart-topping Active hits that also grabbed some CHR ground from 2000 until the current day:

All data prior to the summer of 2006 is from Radio & Records, with Mediabase 24/7 used to the current day. Peaks marked with an * represent those with the addition of two frozen charts around the holidays. This freeze was discontinued in 2006.

2000
Creed – “Higher” (#1 for 17* weeks – Active, 1999-2000) (#3 – CHR, 2000)
3 Doors Down – “Kryptonite” (#1 for 10 weeks – Active, 2000) (#1 for five weeks – CHR, 2000)
Creed – “With Arms Wide Open” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2000) (#1 for five weeks – CHR, 2000)
Papa Roach – “Last Resort” (#1 for eight weeks – Active, 2000) (#40 – CHR, 2000)
3 Doors Down – “Loser” (#1 for eight weeks – Active, 2000) (#39 – CHR, 2000)

2000 became a great breakout year at CHR radio for both 3 Doors Down and Creed, who would go onto several successful eras at the format. “Kryptonite” and “With Arms Wide Open” became back-to-back #1’s that fall, holding atop the list for ten big weeks.

2001
Staind – “It’s Been Awhile” (#1 for 11 weeks – Active, 2001) (#4 – CHR, 2001)
Nickelback – “How You Remind Me” (#1 for 11 weeks – Active, 2001) (#1 for ten* weeks – CHR, 2001-2)

Two more newcomers with massive Active Rock chart-toppers made crossover runs in 2001, with both becoming signature hits for Staind and Nickelback. “How You Remind Me” outlasted “It’s Been Awhile” after they fell off the survey, but both did very well.

2002
Linkin Park – “In The End” (#1 for seven* weeks – Active, 2001-2) (#1 for six weeks – CHR, 2002)
Puddle Of Mudd – “Blurry” (#1 for eight weeks – Active, 2002) (#4 – CHR, 2002)
Nickelback – “Too Bad” (#1 for one week – Active, 2002) (#25 – CHR, 2002)

Another two new groups broke through in 2002: two-hit wonder Puddle Of Mudd (“She Hates Me” hit #7 on CHR that year) and Linkin Park, with their combination of rap and rock proving likable for a mainstream audience. “In The End” is still their top hit.

2003
3 Doors Down – “When I’m Gone” (#1 for one week – Active, 2003) (#1 for one week – CHR, 2003)
Linkin Park – “Somewhere I Belong” (#1 for eight weeks – Active, 2003) (#47 – CHR, 2003)
Trapt – “Headstrong” (#1 for one week – Active, 2003) (#5 – CHR, 2003)
Audioslave – “Like A Stone” (#1 for one week – Active, 2003) (#29 – CHR, 2003)
Staind – “So Far Away” (#1 for four weeks – Active, 2003) (#18 – CHR, 2004)

By the end of 2003, 16 #1 songs on the Active Rock chart placed in the top 50 on the CHR/Pop chart, 15 of them making the top 40 and ten making the top ten. Audioslave and Trapt were fresh on the chart this year, while Active mainstays continued to do well.

2004
Linkin Park – “Numb” (#1 for ten* weeks – Active, 2003-4) (#5 – CHR, 2004)
Crossfade – “Cold” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2004) (#22 – CHR, 2005)

After the success of “Numb”, an Urban-driven revival at many pop stations lead some harder rock material to be shunned, but that didn’t stop some songs from crossing over. “Cold” experienced two pushes at CHR, spending months on the list until August 2005.

2005
Green Day – “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” (#1 for nine weeks – Active, 2005) (#1 for four weeks – CHR, 2005)
Staind – “Right Here” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2005) (#9 – CHR, 2006)
Nickelback – “Photograph” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2005) (#3 – CHR, 2005)

The rise of digital downloads helped some acts regain their footing at pop radio. Green Day‘s huge American Idiot album was the talk of the town, and singles from Nickelback (one of five top tens from All The Right Reasons) and Staind had stellar longevity.

2006
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Dani California” (#1 for three weeks – Active, 2006) (#24 – CHR, 2006)
Stone Sour – “Through Glass” (#1 for six weeks – Active, 2006) (#23 – CHR, 2006-7)

2006 was another down year for Active Rock songs, even with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and their comeback. It dominated the rock world, but they were just “too old” for some pop stations to play. Stone Sour had their biggest crossover track during 2006.

2007
Three Days Grace – “Pain” (#1 for nine weeks – Active, 2006-7) (#47 – CHR, 2007)
Linkin Park – “What I’ve Done” (#1 for eight weeks – Active, 2007) (#18 – CHR, 2007)
Finger Eleven – “Paralyzer” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2007) (#5 – CHR, 2007)
Three Days Grace – “Never Too Late” (#1 for six weeks – Active, 2007) (#14 – CHR, 2008)

After charting with “One Thing” in 2004, Finger Eleven struck the pop top ten with another big record. It hit 30 weeks in the top 50 in early 2008. Three Days Grace went top 40 for the first time since 2004, with “Never” being their final CHR single to date.

2008
3 Doors Down – “It’s Not My Time” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2008) (#10 – CHR, 2008)
Theory Of A Deadman – “Bad Girlfriend” (#1 for four weeks – Active, 2008) (#46 – CHR, 2009)

After multiple top ten hits, including the aforementioned “Kryptonite” and “When I’m Gone”, 3 Doors Down had one last trip to the region in July. “It’s Not My Time” spent one week at #10. Theory Of A Deadman also made their crossover debut that year.

2009
Shinedown – “Second Chance” (#1 for eight weeks – Active, 2009) (#4 – CHR, 2009)
Linkin Park – “New Divide” (#1 for eight week – Active, 2009) (#27 – CHR, 2009)

The Florida group Shinedown had a career song beginning in late 2008 (and early 2009 at pop) with that big ballad, one of a few token rock hits to make their way to the pop airwaves towards the latter part of the decade. The band had a total of three CHR hits.

2012
Linkin Park – “Burn It Down” (#1 for two weeks – Active, 2012) (#23 – CHR, 2012)

Far from their glory days, but still making radio hits, Linkin Park landed the two most recent Active Rock chart-toppers to find a home on the CHR/Pop chart. Question is, will Disturbed claim the next one and put 2016 on the map for crossovers? Stay tuned.

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