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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part Four, 10-6

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

Here we are, the top ten songs of the year: nine #1 songs, and one #2 that managed to sneak in there by a handful of points. A mix of artists and genres greet us, sharing one thing in common: I love all of these songs. From pure ballads to pop bops, let’s take a ride on the feel-good freeway to that musical moment we’re all awaiting, my #1 track of 2016…

The 2016 chart year encompasses the period of 52 charts from the list dated December 6, 2015 to the list dated November 27, 2016. Peaks provided reflect the highest position reached by the final chart of the survey year. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks stayed in the top 40. 168 songs in total had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 165 that did so in 2015.

10. SHAWN MENDES, “Treat You Better” (634 chart points)
Writer(s): Mendes, Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris
Album: Illuminate
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 24

It’s been just about a decade since co-writer Geiger peaked at #3 on my weekly chart with “These Walls”, the larger of his two chart singles. Well, earlier this year, “Treat” peaked one spot higher and stayed there for two weeks. A #1 hit still eludes both artist and co-writer, at least on my chart, but I think it’ll eventually happen. We’ll see how “Mercy” does on next year’s listing.

9. ZAYN, “Pillowtalk” (671 chart points)
Writer(s): Malik, Levi Lennox, Anthony Hannides, Michael Hannides, Joe Garrett
Album: Mind Of Mine
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for three weeks
Weeks: 24

In the spring of 2015, we all shed a tear (or screamed in all caps on Twitter) when Zayn Malik left One Direction, leaving them to carry on as a quartet. While they landed further down in the Top 100 with “History” and “Perfect”, their former member’s first solo single, which held at #1 for three weeks, lands at #9 for 2016. We’ll see if Malik hits #1 once more with Taylor Swift.

8. ADELE, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (676 chart points)
Writer(s): Adele, Max Martin, Shellback
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 24

I sent this hit (to the top spot) in late May and early June, just before a song that’s coming in the top five stormed the #1 spot. It was the seventh chart-topping single for the English superstar, who now holds the record for Most #1 Songs with eight. It’s quite an achievement to score two Diamond albums in a row, but she did it with two great sets. She’s back in the top ten soon.

7. TROYE SIVAN, “Youth” (687 chart points)
Writer(s): Sivan, Brady Riley, Bram Inscore, Dann Hume, Brett McLaughlin, Allie X, Alex Hope
Album: Blue Neighbourhood
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for three weeks
Weeks: 27

Sivan is one of the newcomers to this year’s top ten, a 21-year-old performer who reached #1 on his first try. Though I knew a little bit about his rise on YouTube and a couple of his EPs, mostly from noting their opening frames on the album chart, this year gave me the opportunity to really dive into his album, which I think is great. Another cut, “Wild”, also made the top 100.

6. THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man” (718 chart points)
Writer(s): Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur
Album: Tangled Up
Label: Valory/BMLG/Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 25 (27 total, including 2015 weeks)

The biggest Country crossover in this year’s Top 100 came in its original form on Rhett’s second studio effort, but that single would soon become available in a pop mix, a duet version with Tori Kelly and as a cover by Nelly, the latter of which made its way to #30 on the CHR/Top 40 listing before Rhett’s version could debut! Still, it exposed the musician to a larger audience.

Stay tuned for the final five songs on the Top 100 of 2016 tomorrow…

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part Three, 25-11

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

75 songs have come and gone, and now, we’re headed into the top 25 on my Top 100 of 2016. All 25 titles reached the top five at some point during their runs, which deserves a “HandClap” or two. From the U.K. to Canada and back to the U.S., we have a diverse group of acts coming to you in the next 15 songs. So, take the “Adventure Of A Lifetime” and scroll down to see what singles were powerful enough to rank just below the top ten on my year-end survey…

The 2016 chart year encompasses the period of 52 charts from the list dated December 6, 2015 to the list dated November 27, 2016. Peaks provided reflect the highest position reached by the final chart of the survey year. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks stayed in the top 40. 168 songs in total had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 165 that did so in 2015.

25. THE 1975, “The Sound”
Writer(s): The 1975
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Peak: #3
Weeks: 23

They keep falling short of the top ten on Alternative radio, but this English quartet has five top ten singles on my own survey.

24. PHANTOGRAM, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”
Writer(s): Eric Frederic, Phantogram, Dan Wilson, Edwin Bocage, Alfred Scramuzza
Album: Three
Label: Republic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 21

Though I was familiar with this duo’s music before 2016, this track was their first to make my list. The production is amazing.

23. SERENA RYDER, “Got Your Number”
Writer(s): Todd Clark, Derek A.E. Fuhrmann, Ryder
Album: TBA
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22+

“Stompa” made my top 20 in 2013, but I’m a much bigger fan of this lovely single. It went top ten on Hot AC radio in Canada.

22. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart”
Writer(s): Todd Clark, Hook, Stephen Kozmeniuk
Album: TBA
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #4
Weeks: 23

Todd Clark strikes again! He just knows how to craft an excellent tune. Hook’s been charting in Canada for several years now.

21. ADELE, “Hello”
Writer(s): Adele, Greg Kurstin
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia
Peak: #1 for seven weeks (2015/2016)
Weeks: 19 (25 total, including 2015 weeks)

Yes, it would’ve done better if those six weeks had counted for the 2016 year, but it’s a smash! She has two songs left on here.

20. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “HandClap”
Writer(s): Fitz & The Tantrums, Sam Hollander, Eric Frederic
Album: Fitz & The Tantrums
Label: Elektra/Atlantic
Peak: #3
Weeks: 22

Months after it reached the top five on Alternative radio, the crossover craze has begun for this single. Get your hands ready.

19. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You”
Writer(s): Stefani, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like
Label: Interscope
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22

Stefani’s comeback album gave her three top 40 hits on my personal chart, with this outstanding single becoming the biggest.

18. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Hell No”
Album: It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense
Writer(s): Michaelson, Barry Dean, Luke Laird
Label: Cabin 24/Sony RED
Peak: #4
Weeks: 23

Michaelson touched my top ten once before with 2009’s “Maybe”, but this ear candy was more than just a “maybe” this year.

17. JORDAN FISHER, “All About Us”
Writer(s): Rory Andrew, Jenna Andrews, Dylan Pace-Rodriguez, Francesco Yates
Album: Jordan Fisher (EP)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

Best known for roles in Grease: Live and Teen Beach Movie, Fisher scored with a sensational set (his debut EP) during 2016.

16. THE STRUMBELLAS, “Spirits”
Writer(s): The Strumbellas
Album: Hope
Label: Glassnote
Peak: #2
Weeks: 25

Whether you have “guns” or “dreams” in your head, depending on the version, this Canadian sextet had a nice breakout year.

15. COLDPLAY, “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Writer(s): Coldplay, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 20 (24 total, including 2015 weeks)

The English band scored their seventh huge #1 on my chart this year, a record at the time, but it’s since been passed by Adele.

14. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New”
Writer(s): Rector, David Hodges, Abe Stoklasa
Album: Brand New
Label: Aptly Named/Capitol/Caroline
Peak: #5
Weeks: 25

Rector’s first hit on my chart was a giant, and it certainly had some longevity. Bandmate Cody Fry’s “Go” also hit the top 100.

13. P!NK, “Just Like Fire”
Writer(s): P!nk, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster, Oscar Holter
Album: Alice Through The Looking Glass (Soundtrack)
Label: RCA
Peak: #3
Weeks: 23

2016 was another great year for soundtracks. This song gave the pop superstar her third top ten hit from a movie since 2001.

12. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body”
Writer(s): Walk The Moon
Album: Talking Is Hard
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

Three #1 hits, three different calendar years, all from the same album. It’s a rare feat, but a cool one for this great Ohio band.

11. PASSENGER, “Somebody’s Love”
Writer(s): Passenger
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea
Label: Nettwerk
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

You know how I love his music so, and the fifth #1 hit on my chart from this English musician was no exception. Great album!

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2016 tomorrow, when I reveal the first half of my top ten songs from the list…

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part Two, 50-26

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

On the second day of my year-end chart reveal, my true love gave to me… 25 more songs to bop to, of course! Yes, it’s time to head into the top 50 with plenty of big songs, as well as a few tracks you may have overlooked. DNCE and OneRepublic take a pair of pop ditties and place them in this pack, while a “Lost Boy” meets a “Boyfriend” on “Another Lonely Night”. So, let’s go “Up&Up” the countdown until we reach that #1 song of the year…

The 2016 chart year encompasses the period of 52 charts from the list dated December 6, 2015 to the list dated November 27, 2016. Peaks provided reflect the highest position reached by the final chart of the survey year. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks stayed in the top 40. 168 songs in total had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 165 that did so in 2015.

50. LÉON, “Tired Of Talking”
Album: Treasure (EP)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #9

49. GWEN STEFANI, “Used To Love You”
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like
Label: Interscope
Peak: #6

48. ADAM LAMBERT, “Another Lonely Night”
Album: The Original High
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #7

47. CHRIS AYER, “On The Blvd”
Album: TBA
Label: Epic (Amsterdam/NL)
Peak: #10

46. TRYON, “Somebody To Love Me”
Album: TBA
Label: Noiseblock/Lakeside
Peak: #9

45. ONEREPUBLIC, “Wherever I Go”
Album: Oh My My
Label: Mosley/Interscope
Peak: #9

44. COLDPLAY, “Up&Up”
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #8

43. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Drink You Away”
Album: The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2
Label: RCA
Peak: #6

42. ONE DIRECTION, “Perfect”
Album: Made In The A.M.
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #3

41. RUTH B., “Lost Boy”
Album: The Intro (EP)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #10

40. TROYE SIVAN featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Wild”
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (original version)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #6

39. GAVIN DEGRAW, “She Sets The City On Fire”
Album: Something Worth Saving
Label: RCA
Peak: #7

38. SAINT MOTEL, “Move”
Album: Saintmotelevision
Label: Elektra/Atlantic
Peak: #5

37. MIKE POSNER, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Album: At Night, Alone.
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8

36. JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone”
Album: First Impressions (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for six weeks+

35. BANNERS, “Start A Riot”
Album: BANNERS (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #7

34. DNCE, “Toothbrush”
Album: DNCE
Label: Republic
Peak: #6

33. TEGAN AND SARA, “Boyfriend”
Album: Love You To Death
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #5

32. DAYA, “Sit Still, Look Pretty”
Album: Sit Still, Look Pretty
Label: Artbeatz/Sony RED
Peak: #8

31. DNCE, “Cake By The Ocean”
Album: DNCE
Label: Republic
Peak: #4

30. ONEREPUBLIC, “Kids”
Album: Oh My My
Label: Mosley/Interscope
Peak: #3

29. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Goldmine”
Album: The Malibu Sessions
Label: PlummyLou/Sony RED
Peak: #4

28. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Out Of The Woods”
Album: 1989
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #3

27. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me”
Album: Nobody But Me
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for four weeks

26. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Oasis”
Album: When The Morning Comes
Label: Epic
Peak: #3

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2016 tomorrow…

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part One, 100-51

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! Whether you were listening to tropical house or Cam’s “Burning House”, music made a big impact on all of us this year. Chances are you were probably streaming your favorite hits rather than purchasing them in 2016, though we still spin some on the turntable now and then. This year, the deaths of David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Leonard Cohen, Maurice White and Prince, among many other musicians, were overwhelming at times. A healthy dose of music likely got you through the political season, regardless of who you voted for. (It’s okay, I didn’t vote him either, but I did vote for plenty of top artists and songs this year.) Music will always be there, and so will numbers, and thus, I shall marry the two again, but without the vows and the cake, etc.

What was the “Sound” of 2016? Look no further than chart songs by Alabama Shakes, Disturbed, Shawn Hook and The 1975. There was a whole lot to “Like” about top ten hits from Captain Cuts/Nateur, Gwen Stefani, Jordan Fisher, P!nk and ZAYN. I traveled to a “Goldmine” and an “Oasis”, courtesy of Colbie Caillat and A Great Big World, respectively, and turned a “Hello” to Adele into a “Hell No” to Ingrid Michaelson. It was a “Brand New” year, Ben Rector would agree, and there was much new music to love. So, let’s start the countdown and find out where my favorite songs of the year rank…

The 2016 chart year encompasses the period of 52 charts from the list dated December 6, 2015 to the list dated November 27, 2016. Peaks provided reflect the highest position reached by the final chart of the survey year. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks stayed in the top 40. 168 songs in total had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 165 that did so in 2015.

100. DAUGHTRY, “Torches”
Album: It’s Not Over… The Hits So Far
Label: RCA
Peak: #19

99. ANDRA DAY, “Rise Up”
Album: Cheers To The Fall
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #21

98. MAROON 5, “Don’t Wanna Know”
Album: TBA
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #10

97. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Wildest Dreams”
Album: 1989
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #2 (2015)

96. MELANIE MARTINEZ, “Pity Party”
Album: Cry Baby
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #19

95. TAKE THAT, “Hey Boy”
Album: III
Label: Polydor (U.K.)
Peak: #13

94. THE SCORE, “Oh My Love”
Album: Where Do You Run (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #17

93. CALUM SCOTT, “Dancing On My Own”
Album: TBA
Label: Capitol
Peak: #9+

92. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “H.O.L.Y.”
Album: Dig Your Roots
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #17

91. THE STRUMBELLAS, “We Don’t Know”
Album: Hope
Label: Glassnote
Peak: #13

90. MIIKE SNOW, “Genghis Khan”
Album: iii
Label: Jackalope/Atlantic
Peak: #17

89. ROB THOMAS, “Hold On Forever”
Album: The Great Unknown
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #9

88. PARACHUTE, “Without You”
Album: Wide Awake
Label: Vanguard/Concord
Peak: #19

87. CAM, “Burning House”
Album: Untamed
Label: Arista/RCA
Peak: #19

86. THAT POPPY, “Lowlife”
Album: Bubblebath (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #16

85. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fresh Eyes”
Album: TBA
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #17

84. CODY FRY, “Go”
Album: TBA
Label: Independent
Peak: #18

83. TORI KELLY, “Hollow”
Album: Unbreakable
Label: Capitol
Peak: #15

82. NICK FRADIANI, “Get You Home”
Album: Hurricane
Label: Dot/BMLG/Republic
Peak: #14

81. DAGNY, “Backbeat”
Album: Ultraviolet (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

80. ELLIE GOULDING, “Still Falling For You”
Album: Bridget Jones’s Baby (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #14

79. GOO GOO DOLLS, “So Alive”
Album: Boxes
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #16

78. TRAIN, “Play That Song”
Album: A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat
Label: Sunken Forest/Columbia
Peak: #6+

77. KUNGS vs. COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS, “This Girl”
Album: Layers
Label: Casablanca/Republic
Peak: #12

76. ONE DIRECTION, “History”
Album: Made In The A.M.
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #12

75. KATY PERRY, “Rise”
Album: TBA
Label: Capitol
Peak: #10

74. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “High Dive”
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Label: Crush/Vanguard/Concord
Peak: #1 for two weeks

73. STING, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”
Album: 57th & 9th
Label: A&M/Interscope
Peak: #5+

72. NIALL HORAN, “This Town”
Album: TBA
Label: Capitol
Peak: #3+

71. THE 1975, “Love Me”
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Peak: #6

70. SECRET WEAPONS, “Something New”
Album: Secret Weapons (EP)
Label: Epic
Peak: #12

69. GROUPLOVE, “Welcome To Your Life”
Album: Big Mess
Label: Canvasback/Atlantic
Peak: #12

68. JORDAN FISHER, “Lookin’ Like That”
Album: Jordan Fisher (EP)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #10

67. THE GRISWOLDS, “Out Of My Head”
Album: High Times For Low Lives
Label: Wind-up/Concord
Peak: #12

66. ST. LUCIA, “Dancing On Glass”
Album: Matter
Label: Columbia
Peak: #14

65. BON JOVI, “This House Is Not For Sale”
Album: This House Is Not For Sale
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #10

64. LUKAS GRAHAM, “7 Years”
Album: Lukas Graham
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #13

63. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Fire Escape”
Album: Zombies On Broadway
Label: Crush/Vanguard/Concord
Peak: #4

62. KELLY CLARKSON, “Piece By Piece”
Album: Piece By Piece
Label: RCA
Peak: #10

61. ZAYN, “Like I Would”
Album: Mind Of Mine
Label: RCA
Peak: #10

60. BAHARI, “Dancing On The Sun”
Album: Dancing On The Sun (EP)
Label: Bahari Beach/Interscope
Peak: #10

59. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Make Me…”
Album: Glory
Label: RCA
Peak: #8

58. ELLIE GOULDING, “On My Mind”
Album: Delirium
Label: Interscope
Peak: #2 (2015/2016)

57. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “What We Live For”
Album: What We Live For
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #9

56. BANNERS, “Shine A Light”
Album: BANNERS (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #4

55. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts”
Album: Long Live The Angels
Label: Capitol
Peak: #2

54. LUKAS GRAHAM, “Mama Said”
Album: Lukas Graham
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #9

53. TAYLOR SWIFT, “New Romantics”
Album: 1989
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #7

52. ELLIE GOULDING, “Something In The Way You Move”
Album: Delirium
Label: Interscope
Peak: #10

51. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Pride”
Album: What We Live For
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #10

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2016 tomorrow…

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 12/11 – 12/17

Record Rewind - December 18, 2016

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Given the proximity to the holidays and the general lack of new releases, there wasn’t much music to go through this week. As far as next week, it’ll probably be much of the same. So, if this space seems a little lighter, consider it temporary, as I’m excited for all that great music in the works for 2017!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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BAD WAVE – “Daniel” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Los Angeles’s Tucker Tota and Patrick Hart are the two members of this duo, and had the Rewind existed earlier this year, at least a few of their singles would’ve been in the mix, like “Extraordinary” and “Good Girls”. This is my favorite track from them since then.

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FOREIGN AIR – “Caffeine” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Some of us successfully lay off the caffeine in the morning, while others just can’t give it up. As far as this source of “Caffeine”, I will admit that I did take a few sips several mornings ago. The American act has been on my radar before, and this is another solid song.

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MOKITA x THE READY SET – “Broken Parts” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s been a moment since Jordan Witzigreuter’s The Ready Set last made the CHR/Top 40 radio chart in early 2013, but the singer’s been creating some cool tunes with a few Nashville artists, like John-Luke Carter, better known as Mokita. They make a great team!

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
BONNIE MCKEE – “Stars In Your Heart” (SoundCloud)
STONE COLD FOX – “Buffalo” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 18, 2016

Eight is enough.

Eight is enough.

DEBUTS
40. Ocean Park Standoff – Good News
39. MUNA – I Know A Place | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
29. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (35)
22. Passenger – Anywhere (28)
20. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (14) | PEAK: #10
09. LP – Lost On You (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (07) | PEAK: #04
07. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (05) | PEAK: #02
05. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Train – Play That Song (04) | PEAK: #04
03. James TW – When You Love Someone (03) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
02. Niall Horan – This Town (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (2)
2. Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake – True Colors (5)
3. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (1)
4. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (4)
5. Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You (3)
6. Tyler Hilton – Next To You (7)
7. The Score – Unstoppable (8)
8. DNCE – Truthfully (6)
9. Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love (9)
10. Molly Kate Kestner – Good Die Young (-)

In The Mix:
Alice Merton – No Roots
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
Britney Spears featuring Tinashe – Slumber Party
Broods – Heartlines
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside
Coldplay – Everglow
James Hersey – Miss You
Lolo – Shine
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Ryan Adams – Do You Still Love Me?
Ryan Corn – The Pressure

Chart Notes:

  • In her ninth week on the chart, Adele advances from 2-1 with “Water Under The Bridge”. Now, you’re probably saying, “Oh, look, another Adele song at #1. What’s so special about that?” Well, dear blog reader, something is different about her latest chart-topping single. “Bridge” is her eighth #1 on my survey, which gives her (and her alone) the record for the most #1 songs of all-time. She passes Coldplay in the process, who currently stand at seven. You go, girl! Is a ninth in her future next year? Stay tuned…
  • There are two talented trios debuting on my chart, and the higher of the two is at #39 as the week’s Highest Debut. The three women of MUNA are Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin and Naomi McPherson, and their latest single is “I Know A Place”. Earlier this year, their song “Loudspeaker” cracked the top 50 on the Triple A radio survey. They also have nearly 50 million streams on Spotify, and that number will continue to surge in the new year.
  • After a crazy 2016, we all need some “Good News”, and the new group Ocean Park Standoff is here to provide some. They come in at #40 this week. Members Ethan Thompson, Pete Nappi and Samantha Ronson are looking forward to getting their song on the air at both CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC radio stations, with impact dates scheduled at both in the next few weeks.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 19, 2004

Darkness, daughters and ditties.

Darkness, daughters and ditties.

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 twelve years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 19, 2004…

Debuts:
40. SKYE SWEETNAM, “Number One”
39. BRYAN ADAMS, “Flying”
38. CARBON LEAF, “Life Less Ordinary”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see below!)

10. PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” (down 4)
Album: Love Songs: A Compilation… Old And New (2004, Atlantic/Rhino Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. SOULDECISION, “Kiss The Walls” (up 14)
Album: Shady Satin Drug (2004, Sextant Records)
Peak: #5

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “Since U Been Gone” (up 1)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. NAOMI STRIEMER, “Fall Behind” (up 1)
Album: Images (2006, S Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. TYLER HILTON, “When It Comes” (up 1)
Album: The Tracks Of (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. JOHN MAYER, “Daughters” (down 2)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. SEAL, “Walk On By” (up 1)
Album: Best 1991–2004 (2004, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. MAROON 5, “Sunday Morning” (up 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

02. DARREN HAYES, “Darkness” (steady, third week)
Album: The Tension And The Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. GREEN DAY, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” (steady, third week)
Album: American Idiot (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for seven 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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