Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 8, 2017

He's the Man.

He’s the Man.

DEBUTS
35. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
31. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill
29. Daniel Powter – Delicious | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Ocean Park Standoff – Good News (31)
11. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (20) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Shawn Mendes – Mercy (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan – This Town (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. LP – Lost On You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (06) | PEAK: #05
05. James TW – When You Love Someone (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Train – Play That Song (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Broods – Heartlines (6)
2. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (1)
3. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (2)
4. Alice Merton – No Roots (7)
5. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (3)
6. Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love (4)
7. Tyler Hilton – Next To You (5)
8. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (8)
9. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew (-)
10. Grouplove – Good Morning (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside
DNCE – Truthfully
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love (new)
Lolo – Shine
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Nathan Sykes – There’s Only One Of You (new)
Sting – One Fine Day (new)
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell (new)
The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (new)
Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul

Chart Notes:

  • It’s always awesome to have a newcomer at #1, and the latest one is 31-year-old Rory Graham, better known as Rag’n’Bone Man. He’s up from 3-1 with “Human”, the title track from his forthcoming album, due February 10. The song’s already done huge numbers overseas, spending time at #1 in countries like Austria, Belgium, Germany, Scotland and Switzerland. It’s also had two nonconsecutive weeks at #2 in the U.K., though I’m still hoping that it’ll reach #1. (Catch up, streaming!) If you’re in the U.S., you’re likely to hear it on your local Alternative station, as radio giant iHeartMedia recently selected it for their On The Verge artist integration program. Check it out!
  • When you hear the name Daniel Powter, you likely think of his hit “Bad Day”. After all, it was heard on American Idol, got to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold two million digital downloads in just 2006 alone. As far as most casual music fans, it probably stops there. I’m assuming they’ve probably asked, “What did the “Bad Day” guy go?” Looking at my chart, he didn’t exactly leave. He’s had a run of ten top 40 entries between 2005 and 2013, nine going top ten and three climbing to #1. With that in mind, 45-year-old Powter has the Highest Debut of the week at #29 with “Delicious”. Stay tuned for details on future releases from the singer.
  • What happens when Ed Sheeran releases two tracks at once? Well, you can chart them both, that’s what you do! “Shape Of You” is the radio single of the two, and that bows at #35, while “Castle On The Hill”, which remains a strong sales hit, debuts at #31. Both tracks can be found on his forthcoming album ÷ (pronounced “divide”), due sometime this year. For the former title, it’s the first “Shape” single to reach my chart since 2000’s “Shape Of My Heart” (#2) by the Backstreet Boys, and for the latter title, the only other “Castle” to be housed in my chart was 2006’s “King Without A Castle” (#19) by Chris Isaak.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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