Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 31, 2017

He knows this spot all “Too” well.

DEBUTS
39. John Splithoff – Sing To You
37. Serena Ryder – Ice Age | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Tom Walker – Leave A Light On (39)
31. U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way (36)
28. Maroon 5 – Wait (34)
17. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (38) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
14. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – World Gone Mad (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Sheppard – Coming Home (13) | PEAK: #09
08. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Scott Helman – PDA (09) | PEAK: #07
06. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (03) | PEAK: #03
05. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (05) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (06) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – Arms Open (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (1)
2. River Matthews – Sunshine (7)
3. Flagship – Midnight (4)
4. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (3)
5. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (5)
6. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (-)
7. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (9)
8. Sugarland – Still The Same (10)
9. Olivia Holt – Generous (-)
10. New Politics – Color Green (-)

In The Mix:
Hundred Handed – Too Good (new)
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking (new)
Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (new)
Milck – Quiet (new)

Chart Notes:

  • A huge congrats to Niall Horan, who scores his third solo chart-topper in a row with “Too Much To Ask”, moving 2-1 after a long run of five weeks in the runner-up position. Horan previously scored #1 hits with “This Town” and “Slow Hands”, the latter of which was recently named the top title on my Top 100 of 2017. (It spent seven weeks at the top in July and August.) Meanwhile, three new songs jump into the top ten this week, all by international acts: Calum Scott (up 11-8 with “You Are The Reason”) and Bastille (up 12-10 with “World Gone Mad”) come from England, and Sheppard (up 13-9 with “Coming Home”) formed in Australia. Get out your pop passports — Adam’s Top 40 is taking over the world. Maybe.
  • A pair of new songs launch into the top 40 at the end of this calendar year, with Serena Ryder‘s “Ice Age” (#37) and John Splithoff‘s “Sing To You” (#39) breaking into the countdown. For Ryder, her latest single is the third one to be issued from the album Utopia, which also provided us with 2016’s “Got Your Number” (#2) and 2017’s “Electric Love” (#13). Newcomer Splithoff and “Sing” actually appeared on a list I compiled at the end of 2016 as one of the top 30 independent tracks of that year. (Of course, if you know my work with Train Tracks, I gave the song its first airplay in May 2016.) The single impacts at Hot AC radio on January 22 via Asylum Records.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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