Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 30, 2018

“Seeing” a #1 in his future.

DEBUTS
38. Bülow – Two Punks In Love
36. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (39)
26. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity (28)
20. KT Tunstall – The River (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Elle King – Shame (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Natural (04) | PEAK: #04
03. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
02. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. A Great Big World – You (1)
2. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (6)
3. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (2)
4. Lauren Daigle – You Say (5)
5. AJ Mitchell – Girls (10)
6. Gryffin & Elley Duhé – Tie Me Down (8)
7. Daniel Powter – Do You Wanna Get Lucky? (-)
8. Ashlee Simpson + Evan Ross – I Do (-)
9. Noah Kahan – False Confidence (-)
10. Jason Mraz featuring Meghan Trainor – More Than Friends (-)

In The Mix:
Alesso – Remedy
Cher – S.O.S.
David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone
Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind
George Ezra – Hold My Girl
Hudson Taylor – Feel It Again
John Splithoff featuring Madison Ryann Ward – Show Me
Lauv featuring Julia Michaels – There’s No Way (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
Morgxn featuring Walk The Moon – Home
Mumford & Sons – Guiding Light
Odesza featuring Sasha Sloan – Falls
Olly Murs featuring Snoop Dogg – Moves (new)
Paul McCartney – Caesar Rock
Tom Walker – Angels (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a chart first this week, as Niall Horan becomes the first person to score five #1 singles in a row from one album, climbing 2-1 with “Seeing Blind”. It’s a duet with Maren Morris from the album called Flicker, which also produced these chart-toppers from late 2016 to earlier this year: “This Town”, “Slow Hands”, “Too Much To Ask” and “On The Loose”. Notably, this collaboration has never been released as a radio single in the U.S., though it’s received unsolicited airplay at the Hot AC format. It’s quite a feat, and now we’ll have to wait some time before Horan releases his sophomore solo set to see if he can repeat the achievement. As a remix of Shawn Mendes‘s “Lost In Japan”, mixed by Zedd, takes over Top 40 radio, the hit becomes the week’s Biggest Mover, up 34-26 in its third week on. This week’s two entries come from newcomer Alec Benjamin, in at #36 with “Let Me Down Slowly”, and Bülow, checking in at #38 with her second top 40 entry, “Two Punks In Love”. The former track impacts at the Hot AC format on Monday, while the latter impacts at the Top 40 format during the middle of October.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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