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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 31, 2021

2021: nearly “Gone”.

New Year’s Eve meets New Music Friday, so celebrate with top tunes from Alesso, Flo Rida, Josie DunneMiranda Lambert and more! Look out for plenty of new bops in 2022:

Notable albums out this week: Bright Light Bright Light‘s In The Mix (Stream), ZHU‘s Dreamland (Deluxe) (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: TBA

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“A Second To Midnight (Jodie Harsh Remix)”, Kylie Minogue and Years & Years (Stream)
“Abcdefu (The Wild Remix)”, GAYLE (Stream)
“Back To Paris”, GATTÜSO (Stream)
“Bad AF”, Yung Nation featuring Erica Banks (Stream)
“Can’t Touch This (R3HAB Remix)”, BIA (Stream)
“Champagne Problem”, Haley Mae Campbell (Stream)
“Flower Shops”, ERNEST featuring Morgan Wallen (Stream)
“Flyin’ Overhead”, Tall Heights (Stream)
“Go Mode”, Kid Ink featuring ISM (Stream)
“Hail Mary”, Mike. (Stream)
“Hurt Myself”, Tommy Ice featuring Powfu (Stream)
“I’m Not OK”, The Sweeplings (Stream)
“Knee Deep At ATP”, Lovejoy x Los Campesinos! (Stream)
“Let Me Be”, Fancy Hagood & Devon Gilfillian (Stream)
“New Year”, Ross Copperman (Stream)
“Mine”, Aaron Taos (Stream)
“New Year’s Eve (Yacht Money Remix)”, Nightbirde (Stream)
“Night Life”, Levi Evans featuring Garrett Gloom (Stream)
“Sky High”, Alok featuring Nonô (Stream)
“So Full Of Love”, Kiefer Sutherland (Stream)
“Stop Calling Me”, Brent Morgan (Stream)
“Tease”, Tiffany Stringer (Stream)
“Tell Time”, Hunxho (Stream)
“Ugly”, Josie Dunne (Stream)
“Wait”, Flo Rida (Stream)
“We Got Time”, Hojean (Stream)
“We’ll Know Come Morning”, Toulouse (Stream)
“When I’m Gone”, Alesso & Katy Perry (Stream)
“Where Are You Now (Deluxe Mix)”, Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott (Stream)
“Y’all Means All”, Miranda Lambert (Stream)

Next week, the latest albums from The Wombats and Years & Years are the largest releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Adam’s Top 100 of 2021: The Complete List

2021: it was the rollercoaster ride that we didn’t need after the year that was 2020. There were plenty of strange events that occurred in the last twelve months, but here’s one that I think we can celebrate for the time being. Yes, my Top 100 of 2021 is now available below.

When it came to the music on my personal chart, 2021 was a particularly good year for good song titles: six of them rank in the top 100, including “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me”, “Good 4 U” and “We’re Good”. We also felt the force of three powerful pop releases: “Higher Power”, “Solar Power” and “Your Power”. Of course, there was a lot of love on the charts as well, including singles like “Can You Handle My Love??”, “Love Again”, “Talk About Love” and more. From “Cloudy Day” to “Remember That Night?” and “Drivers License” to “Last Train Home”, there was much to discover and enjoy on my record player, the radio, streaming platforms and, of course, TikTok.

So, after crunching all the numbers up, here are the top 100 songs based on my weekly personal chart:

The 2021 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 6, 2020 to the chart dated November 28, 2021. Peaks noted for each entry reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, an entry with the highest peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 162 entries had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a small decrease from the 166 that did so in 2020. A total of 14 titles reached the #1 spot for at least one week this year, up one from the 13 that achieved the feat in 2020.

01. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Drivers License” (884 points)
Album: Sour
Label: Geffen/Interscope
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

02. COLDPLAY, “Higher Power” (816 points)
Album: Music Of The Spheres
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. DUA LIPA, “Love Again” (797 points)
Album: Future Nostalgia
Label: Warner
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERT, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” (783 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for five weeks

05. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Good 4 U” (756 points)
Album: Sour
Label: Geffen/Interscope
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. ED SHEERAN, “Bad Habits” (738 points)
Album: =
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 for four weeks

07. SILK SONIC, “Leave The Door Open” (728 points)
Album: An Evening With Silk Sonic
Label: Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. PASSENGER, “Sword From The Stone” (723 points)
Album: Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted
Label: Nettwerk
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. TONES AND I, “Fly Away” (715 points)
Album: Welcome To The Madhouse
Label: Bad Batch/Elektra/EMG
Peak: #1 for two weeks

10. AVA MAX, “My Head & My Heart” (708 points)
Album: Heaven & Hell
Label: Artist Partner/Atlantic
Peak: #2 for six weeks

11. MILEY CYRUS featuring DUA LIPA, “Prisoner” (693 points)
Album: Plastic Hearts and Album: Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition)
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for four weeks

12. DUA LIPA, “We’re Good” (684 points)
Album: Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition)
Label: Warner
Peak: #2 for two weeks

13. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Willow” (678 points)
Album: Evermore
Label: Republic
Peak: #3 for two weeks

14. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Follow You” (637 points)
Album: Mercury – Act 1
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #3 for two weeks

15. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Déjà Vu” (631 points)
Album: Sour
Label: Geffen/Interscope
Peak: #4 for two weeks

16. JOHN MAYER, “Last Train Home” (629 points)
Album: Sob Rock
Label: Columbia
Peak: #3 for two weeks

17. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (599 points)
Album: The Lockdown Sessions
Label: Mercury/Interscope
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

18. DURAN DURAN, “Invisible” (597 points)
Album: Future Past
Label: Tape Modern/BMG
Peak: #3

19. MIMI WEBB, “Good Without” (594 points)
EP: Seven Shades Of Heartbreak
Label: Epic
Peak: #3 for three weeks

20. ED SHEERAN, “Afterglow” (577 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 for two weeks

21. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (559 points) (2020 YE: #66)
Album: Fine Line
Label: Erskine/Columbia
Peak: #1 for four weeks

22. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Wrecked” (542 points)
Album: Mercury – Act 1
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #4 for four weeks

23. BLEACHERS, “Stop Making This Hurt” (538 points)
Album: Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night
Label: RCA
Peak: #6 for two weeks

24. SILK SONIC, “Skate” (532 points)
Album: An Evening With Silk Sonic
Label: Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #2 for three weeks

25. BEN RECTOR featuring STEVE WINWOOD, “Range Rover” (512 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: OK Kid
Peak: #5

26. TONES AND I, “Cloudy Day” (508 points)
Album: Welcome To The Madhouse
Label: Bad Batch/Elektra/EMG
Peak: #5

27. LANY, “If This Is The Last Time” (501 points)
Album: Mama’s Boy
Label: Polydor/Interscope
Peak: #3 for four weeks

28. MAROON 5, “Beautiful Mistakes” (496 points)
Album: Jordi
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #6 for two weeks

29. THE KNOCKS featuring FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “All About You” (492 points)
EP: Melody & Silence
Label: Big Beat/EMG
Peak: #6 for two weeks

30. CHRIS CORNELL, “Watching The Wheels” (488 points)
Album: No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1
Label: UMe
Peak: #7 for three weeks

31. SARA KAYS, “Remember That Night?” (486 points)
EP: Struck By Lightning
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #4 for two weeks

32. WALK THE MOON, “Can You Handle My Love??” (478 points)
Album: Heights
Label: RCA
Peak: #6

33. DUA LIPA, “Levitating” (474 points) (2020 YE: #58)
Album: Future Nostalgia
Label: Warner
Peak: #1 for five weeks (2020/2021)

34. MILKY CHANCE, “Colorado” (470 points)
Album: Trip Tape
Label: Muggelig/Further.
Peak: #5

35. JESSIA, “I’m Not Pretty” (456 points)
EP: How Are You?
Label: Artist Driven/Republic
Peak: #5 for three weeks

36. HARRY STYLES, “Treat People With Kindness” (453 points)
Album: Fine Line
Label: Erskine/Columbia
Peak: #7

37. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Traitor” (451 points)
Album: Sour
Label: Geffen/Interscope
Peak: #7

38. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Justified” (443 points)
Album: Star-Crossed
Label: MCA Nashville/Interscope
Peak: #3 for five weeks

39. SAM FISCHER & DEMI LOVATO, “What Other People Say” (443 points)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over
Label: RCA – Island/Republic
Peak: #7 for three weeks

40. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring HAIM, “No Body, No Crime” (434 points)
Album: Evermore
Label: Republic
Peak: #8

41. BEN PLATT, “Imagine” (427 points)
Album: Reverie
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #7

42. DUNCAN LAURENCE, “Arcade” (427 points)
Album: Small Town Boy
Label: Spark/Capitol
Peak: #8 for three weeks

43. JP SAXE, “A Little Bit Yours” (417 points) (2020 YE: #87)
Album: Dangerous Levels Of Introspection
Label: Arista
Peak: #2 for three weeks

44. ANNE-MARIE & NIALL HORAN, “Our Song” (414 points)
Album: Therapy
Label: Major Toms/Warner
Peak: #9 for two weeks

45. JP SAXE & MAREN MORRIS, “Line By Line” (410 points)
Album: Dangerous Levels Of Introspection
Label: Arista
Peak: #10 for two weeks

46. DURAN DURAN, “Anniversary” (404 points)
Album: Future Past
Label: Tape Modern/BMG
Peak: #1 for two weeks

47. ANSON SEABRA, “Walked Through Hell” (403 points)
Album: Feeling For My Life
Label: Virgin
Peak: #6

48. GWEN STEFANI, “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” (381 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #9 for three weeks

49. ED SHEERAN, “Shivers” (379 points)
Album: =
Label: Atlantic
Peak: TBD

50. RITT MOMNEY, “Put Your Records On” (361 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Disruptor/Columbia
Peak: #6 for five weeks

51. LORDE, “Solar Power” (360 points)
Album: Solar Power
Label: Republic
Peak: #10

52. THE SCRIPT, “I Want It All” (351 points)
Album: Tales From The Script: Greatest Hits
Label: Legacy/The Orchard
Peak: TBD

53. THE STRUMBELLAS, “Greatest Enemy” (345 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Underneath A Mountain/Glassnote/AWAL
Peak: #10 for three weeks

54. P!NK, “All I Know So Far” (344 points)
Album: All I Know So Far (Setlist)
Label: RCA
Peak: #10 for two weeks

55. VAULTBOY, “Everything Sucks” (341 points)
EP: Vaultboy
Label: Fast Friends/Venice
Peak: #10

56. FITZ, “Head Up High” (323 points)
Album: Head Up High
Label: Elektra/EMG
Peak: #9 for two weeks

57. MILEY CYRUS, “Midnight Sky” (311 points) (2020 YE: #22)
Album: Plastic Hearts
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for four weeks (2020)

58. BILLIE EILISH, “Your Power” (310 points)
Album: Happier Than Ever
Label: Darkroom/Interscope
Peak: #10

59. MAROON 5, “Lost” (303 points)
Album: Jordi
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #11

60. REGARD, TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE, “You” (285 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Ministry Of Sound/Epic
Peak: #12

61. JOHN MAYER, “Wild Blue” (282 points)
Album: Sob Rock
Label: Columbia
Peak: #8 for four weeks

62. PARIS JACKSON, “Let Down” (271 points)
Album: Wilted
Label: Dragonflower/Republic
Peak: #10

63. BASTILLE, “Distorted Light Beam” (266 points)
Album: Give Me The Future
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

64. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (263 points)
Album: Music Of The Spheres
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: TBD

65. SANTANA, ROB THOMAS & AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Move” (263 points)
Album: Blessings And Miracles
Label: Starfaith/BMG
Peak: #14

66. ASHE & FINNEAS, “Till Forever Falls Apart” (256 points)
Album: Ashlyn
Label: Mom+Pop/Further.
Peak: #13

67. BLEACHERS featuring BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, “Chinatown” (256 points)
Album: Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night
Label: RCA
Peak: #15 for three weeks

68. THE BAND CAMINO, “1 Last Cigarette” (253 points)
Album: The Band CAMINO
Label: DBLBLK/Elektra/EMG
Peak: #13

69. ADELE, “Easy On Me” (250 points)
Album: 30
Label: Melted Stone/Columbia
Peak: TBD

70. TROYE SIVAN, “Angel Baby” (248 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #10 for two weeks

71. AVA MAX, “Kings & Queens” (242 points) (2020 YE: #9)
Album: Heaven & Hell
Label: Artist Partner/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for three weeks (2020)

72. BASTILLE, “Survivin'” (237 points) (2020 YE: #95)
EP: Goosebumps
Label: Republic
Peak: #8

73. SHAWN MENDES & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Monster” (228 points)
Album: Wonder
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #11 for three weeks

74. DAYGLOW, “Close To You” (225 points)
Album: Harmony House
Label: Very Nice/AWAL
Peak: #16 for two weeks

75. MUNA featuring PHOEBE BRIDGERS, “Silk Chiffon” (214 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans
Peak: TBD

76. MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, “Good Day For A Good Day” (212 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Boo Boo Wax/Thirty Tigers
Peak: #15 for two weeks

77. ASHE, “Save Myself” (211 points) (2020 YE: #35)
Album: Ashlyn
Label: Mom+Pop/Further.
Peak: #3 for two weeks (2020)

78. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (211 points) (2020 YE: #93)
Album: The Good Times And The Bad Ones
Label: Signature Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #8 for two weeks

79. ABBA, “Don’t Shut Me Down” (210 points)
Album: Voyage
Label: Polar/Capitol
Peak: #17 for three weeks

80. BIG RED MACHINE featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Renegade” (205 points)
Album: How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?
Label: Jagjaguwar/37d03d
Peak: #15

81. TROYE SIVAN, KACEY MUSGRAVES & MARK RONSON, “Easy” (204 points)
EP: In A Dream
Label: Capitol
Peak: #17

82. REMI WOLF, “Hello Hello Hello” (203 points)
EP: I’m Allergic To Dogs!
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #16

83. BRYNN ELLIOTT, “Tell Me I’m Pretty” (201 points)
EP: Can I Be Real?
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #18

84. BELLA POARCH, “Build A Bitch” (198 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Warner
Peak: #16

85. ANDY GRAMMER, “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me” (196 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #14

86. JAX, “Like My Father” (195 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #9 for three weeks

87. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (194 points) (2020 YE: #48)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Big Beat/EMG
Peak: #4 (2020)

88. KATY PERRY, “Electric” (191 points)
Album: Pokémon 25
Label: Capitol
Peak: #17

89. SHAWN MENDES & TAINY, “Summer Of Love” (175 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #17

90. DAYA, “Bad Girl” (168 points)
EP: The Difference
Label: Sandlot/AWAL
Peak: #19

91. STING, “Rushing Water” (161 points)
Album: The Bridge
Label: A&M/Interscope
Peak: TBD

92. FOREST BLAKK, “If You Love Her” (159 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #20

93. ROYAL & THE SERPENT, “Overwhelmed” (157 points) (2020 YE: #57)
EP: Get A Grip and EP: Searching For Nirvana
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6 (2020)

94. DEMI LOVATO, “Dancing With The Devil” (150 points)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #19

95. CHARLI XCX, “Good Ones” (149 points)
Album: Crash
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: TBD

96. SHAWN MENDES, “Wonder” (144 points) (2020 YE: #74)
Album: Wonder
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8 for three weeks (2020)

97. ABBA, “I Still Have Faith In You” (142 points)
Album: Voyage
Label: Polar/Capitol
Peak: #21 for two weeks

98. ZARA LARSSON, “Talk About Love” (141 points)
Album: Poster Girl
Label: TEN/Epic
Peak: #20

99. KELSEA BALLERINI & LANY, “I Quit Drinking” (139 points)
Album: GG BB XX (Deluxe)
Label: Black River Entertainment/The Orchard – Polydor/Interscope
Peak: #22 for two weeks

100. BANNERS, “Someone To You” (134 points) (2020 YE: #31)
EP: Empires On Fire and Album: Where The Shadow Ends (Reissue)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #2 (2020)

Happy New Year from PGTC! See you in 2022.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 26, 2021)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. Let’s see what’s wandering up the list at the format this week:

“EASY” TO PIVOT: As radio shifts from seasonal to year-end programming, Adele holds at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for a fourth week in a row with “Easy On Me”. The song is still in the top ten at four separate formats: AC, Hot AC, R&B (formerly Urban AC) and Top 40.

Format star Doja Cat scores her ninth top 40 hit with “Woman”, soaring from 41-33 this week. It’s the fourth single to chart from her album Planet Her. Rising from 46-38, “Merry Christmas” goes on a sleigh ride up the survey for Ed Sheeran and Elton John. It’s the 24th top 40 song for Sheeran and the 48th for John when combining the archives of both Mediabase and Radio & Records since late 1973. Lastly, “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)” leaps from 42-40 this week, as Jimmy Fallon, Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion sit and unwrap their first, 27th and sixth top 40 presents, or singles, respectively.

The last top 50 entry of the year is a posthumous hit from Juice WRLD in a collaboration with Justin Bieber. “Wandered To LA” wanders into the countdown at #48.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 26, 2021

An easier Christmas chart.

DEBUTS
(none)

TOP GAINERS
28. Elton John & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. LANY – Ex I Never Had (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Duran Duran – Anniversary (10) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (07) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
08. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Sting – Rushing Water (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Adele – Oh My God (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (03) | PEAK: #02
02. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Easy On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sadie Jean – WYD Now? (9)
2. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (1)
3. The Walters – I Love You So (2)
4. Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay (3)
5. JESSIA – But I Don’t (4)
6. Austin George – Hands On You (7)
7. JP Saxe – Soft Landing (6)
8. Big Time Rush – Call It Like I See It (10)
9. Aiyana-Lee – Rich Kids (-)
10. Walk The Moon – Win Anyway (-)

In The Mix:
Andy Grammer – Love Myself (new)
FLETCHER & Hayley Kiyoko – Cherry (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Ho-ho-holding onto the top spot on my personal chart, Adele spends a sixth big week at the summit with “Easy On Me”. This will likely be the song’s last week at the top, as new singles by Benson Boone, Silk Sonic and… yes, Adele herself are all bulleted in the top five. There’s little action elsewhere on the chart, as no songs enter the top 40 and the top movers are up a mere five notches from last week.
  • Stay tuned for my Top 100 of 2021 this week, featuring international hits from Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Olivia Rodrigo and more!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 28, 2008

You found a flashback for the lovers.

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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 28, 2008…

Debuts:
40. MEIKO, “Boys With Girlfriends”

Biggest Mover(s):
KATY PERRY, “Thinking Of You” (34-23, eleven spots)

10. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (up 3)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (down 3)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. TAKE THAT, “Greatest Day” (up 4)
Album: The Circus (2008, Polydor Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “Lovers In Japan” (up 4)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

06. THE KILLERS, “Human” (down 1)
Album: Day & Age (2008, Island Records)
Peak: #5

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (up 2)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Gives You Hell” (steady, second week)
Album: When The World Comes Down (2008, DGC/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Womanizer” (down 2)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (up 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (up 1)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five 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 December 24, 2021

A very Peruvian Christmas.

Are you on the nice list for New Music Friday? If so, you’re unwrapping top tunes from Alok, Fireboy DML, LightsWalk The Moon and more. Get your gifts below:

Notable albums out this week: Kidd G‘s Down Home Boy: Gone Since Last October (Deluxe) (Stream), Nas‘s Magic (Stream), SpotemGottem‘s Back From The Dead (Stream), Stray Kids‘s SKZ2021 (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Fly By Midnight‘s Silver Crane (Acoustic Demos) (Stream), Passenger & Stu Larsen‘s Happy Christmas My Dear (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“12×3”, DEKKO (Stream)
“Bad Luck”, Guardin (Stream)
“Bedroom”, Aiyana-Lee (Stream)
“Better”, Daniel Blume (Stream)
“Body Mind Soul”, DVBBS & Benny Benassi featuring Kyle Reynolds (Stream)
“Breaking Each Other’s Hearts”, Joss Stone (Stream)
“Butterfly Effect (Demo)”, Sophie Holohan (Stream)
“Double Jump”, Joey Valence & Brae (Stream)
“Give You Up”, Lucky Rose featuring Mila Falls (Stream)
“Holy Water”, Brett Eldredge (Stream)
“Mon Soleil”, Ashley Park (Stream)
“No Bones Day”, Tep No (Stream)
“Pendulum”, Faustix & Reality Test featuring Litening (Stream)
“Peru”, Fireboy DMLEd Sheeran (Stream)
“Pine Barrens”, Jakey (Stream)
“Rain For Christmas”, Abe Parker (Stream)
“Real Thing”, Lights featuring Elohim (Stream)
“Self Made”, Tay Money (Stream)
“Skylight”, Gabrielle Aplin (Stream)
“Soundscape”, Armin Van Buuren (Stream)
“Suit Up”, Jordan K (Stream)
“Sweet Talker (Acoustic)”, Years & Years (Stream)
“Typical”, Alok & Steve Aoki featuring Lars Martin (Stream)
“We Don’t Give A What”, NumbChuck (Stream)
“We Good”, Lil Dicky featuring GaTa (Stream)
“Win Anyway”, Walk The Moon (Stream)

Next week, expect a lighter schedule due to New Year’s Day. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 19, 2021)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. For a weekend full of women and other wonderous song titles, let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

FREEZE WITH EASE: As the annual holiday freeze settles in, Adele sits at #1 on the Top 40 chart for a third week with “Easy On Me”. At the Hot AC radio format, the international hit leads the chart for a fifth week. Her latest album 30 is expected to sell well through the holiday season and into 2022, as follow-up “Oh My God” continues its ascent in the top 20 at both formats.

The collective 88rising and singer BIBI climb from 42-37 with “The Weekend”, their second and first top 40 hits, respectively. TWICE has their first top 40 single with “The Feels”, as the girl group jumps from 41-39 this week. Finally, Latto hits the jackpot and climbs from 44-40 with “Big Energy”. Her first pop hit is already performing well at the Rhythmic (#4) and Urban (#8) radio formats.

This week’s top 50 entries have a feminine touch: chart regular Doja Cat enters at #41 with “Woman”, while format newcomer Emmy Meli lands at #47 with “I Am Woman”. Look for both songs to really take off early next year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 19, 2021

“On” top of the chart.

DEBUTS
40. Joshua Bassett – Crisis
39. Jennifer Lopez – On My Way
38. Jimmy Fallon featuring Ariana Grande & Megan Thee Stallion – It Was A… (Masked Christmas) | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Emmy Meli – I Am Woman (40)
31. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
30. Ed Sheeran & Elton John – Merry Christmas (35)
28. Avril Lavigne – Bite Me (33)
27. LANY – Ex I Never Had (32)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Duran Duran – Anniversary (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. Sting – Rushing Water (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Adele – Oh My God (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (05) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
06. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Easy On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (1)
2. The Walters – I Love You So (2)
3. Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay (9)
4. JESSIA – But I Don’t (4)
5. Neon Trees – Holiday Rock (5)
6. JP Saxe – Soft Landing (7)
7. Austin George – Hands On You (-)
8. BoyWithUke – Toxic (3)
9. Sadie Jean – WYD Now? (-)
10. Big Time Rush – Call It Like I See It (-)

In The Mix:
Aiyana-Lee – Rich Kids
Astrid S & Dagny – Pretty

Chart Notes:

  • The weather may be getting colder, but Adele‘s hot streak at the top continues with “Easy On Me”, which leads my personal chart for a fifth week in a row. She is also on the way up the chart with “Oh My God”, which launches into the top ten with a move from 12-8. Taylor Swift earns the Biggest Mover this week, up from 39-31 with her re-recorded version of “All Too Well”. Coming in at #38, comedian and host Jimmy Fallon has the top new entry on the countdown with his Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion-assisted “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)”. From the upcoming movie Marry Me, Jennifer Lopez enters at #39 with “On My Way”, her first song affiliated with a film in which she appears in to chart since 2002’s “Alive”, which was written for Enough. Lastly, “Crisis” debuts at #40 for Joshua Bassett, best known for his role in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 18, 2011

Freedom, fire and flashbacks.

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 18, 2011…

Debuts:
40. NEON TREES, “Everybody Talks”
38. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
36. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAT KEARNEY, “Ships In The Night” (37-29, eight spots)

10. ELLIE GOULDING, “Lights” (down 1)
Album: Lights (2011, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Mr. Know It All” (down 2)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

08. BRUNO MARS, “It Will Rain” (steady, third week)
Album: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Soundtrack) (2011, Chop Shop/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (up 4)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. NICKELBACK, “When We Stand Together” (down 2)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. THE FRAY, “Heartbeat” (steady, second week)
Album: Scars & Stories (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

04. COLDPLAY, “Paradise” (down 2)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. DAUGHTRY, “Crawling Back To You” (down 2)
Album: Break The Spell (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (up 4)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “The One That Got Away” (up 2)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol 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 December 17, 2021

Another Weeknd for new releases.

It’s an icy and spicy New Music Friday review this week, featuring the new albums from Gucci Mane, Roddy Ricch and Saucy Santana, as well as top tunes from 24KGoldn, Burna Boy and The Weeknd. These bops are back in action:

Notable albums out this week: Gucci Mane‘s So Icy Christmas (Stream), Midwxst‘s Back In Action 2.0 (Stream), Roddy Ricch‘s Live Life Fast (Stream), Saucy Santana‘s Keep It Playa (Stream), Sing 2 (Soundtrack) (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: David Hugo‘s How To Love Other People (Stream), Jewel‘s Queen Of Hearts (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“Anchor”, Madison Ryann Ward (Stream)
“B. D’Or”, Burna Boy featuring WizKid (Stream)
“Bite Me (Acoustic)”, Avril Lavigne (Stream)
“By Any Means”/”Rent Free”, 6LACK (Stream)
“Call It Like I See It”, Big Time Rush (Stream)
“Cozy”, Valley Boy (Stream)
“Crashing Down”, Arlie (Stream)
“Deep Fried”, SpotemGottem (Stream)
“Deer Island”, Yot Club (Stream)
“Die Young”, Scorey (Stream)
“Don’t Know About You”, B Live featuring Becky Hill & JME (Stream)
“Edamame (Diplo Remix)”, BBNO$ featuring Rich Brian (Stream)
“Fall From Grace”, Higher Power (Stream)
“Fall Into Me (Lucas Estrada Remix)”, Forest Blakk (Stream)
“Flowers”, ILIRA (Stream)
“Go Crazy”, Imanbek, Lil Xan & KDDK (Stream)
“Gucci Prada Balenciaga”, Hailey Knox (Stream)
“How To Be An Outcast”, Damien featuring Sarah Barrios (Stream)
“I Only Miss You On Christmas”, Zevia (Stream)
“Landed On My Head”, Barenaked Ladies (Stream)
“Leading”, Best Coast (Stream)
“Leaving”, Rxseboy featuring The Bootleg Boy & Heroe (Stream)
“Let You Go”, Anayka She (Stream)
“Life Goes On (Remix)”, Oliver Tree featuring Trippie Redd & Ski Mask The Slump God (Stream)
“Love Changes Everything”, Vince Gill featuring Mickey Guyton (Stream)
“M&M”, Rvssian, Future & Lil Baby (Stream)
“Mike Tyson”, Wolfgang Gartner (Stream)
“Miss Sick World (Remix)”, Alex Porat & Stephanie Poetri (Stream)
“Moncler Coat”, Sally Sossa (Stream)
“More Than Friends”, 24KGoldn (Stream)
“Most People (SUPER-Hi Remix)”, R3HAB x Lukas Graham (Stream)
“My Escape”, Joyner Lucas (Stream)
“Not For Me (Acoustic)”, Sarah Proctor (Stream)
“Pesadilla”, Camilo (Stream)
“Poison”, Aaliyah & The Weeknd (Stream)
“Poses”, Madison Cunningham (Stream)
“Read My Mind”, Rebecca Black & Slayyyter (Stream)
“Remember Me Happy”, Alex Warren (Stream)
“Rose Gold Stripper Pole (Remix)”, KenTheMan featuring 2 Chainz (Stream)
“Sausage Rolls For Everyone”, LadBaby featuring Ed Sheeran & Elton John (Stream)
“Secrets”, Landon Cube (Stream)
“Snowman”, Arizona Zervas (Stream)
“Squid Game (Let’s Play)”, Alok (Stream)
“Stacy’s Mom”, Garrett Nash (Stream)
“Stars Don’t Shine”, Steve Aoki featuring Global Dan (Stream)
“Start Walking (Acoustic)”, Tove Styrke (Stream)
“Stepped On A Bee”, MisterWives (Stream)
“Talk Nice”, Capella Grey (Stream)
“Tears In The Club”, FKA Twigs featuring The Weeknd (Stream)
“The Best Part Of Life”, SAINt JHN (Stream)
“The Boxer”, Matt Simons featuring Chris Ayer (Stream)
“The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)”, Bryson Tiller x Pentatonix (Stream)
“The Motto (New Year’s Eve VIP Remix)”, Tiësto & Ava Max (Stream)
“The New Me”, Thomas Day (Stream)
“This House Is Not A Home”, Munn x Delanie Leclerc (Stream)
“This Is What Falling In Love Feels Like (Ramengvrl Remix)”, JVKE (Stream)
“Toxic”, RealestK (Stream)
“Toxins”, Kodoku (Stream)
“Travis”, KILLBOY (Stream)
“Try (Acoustic)”, FRENSHIP x Lauren Sanderson (Stream)
“Up”, INNA & Sean Paul (Stream)
“Way Back Home (Martin Jensen Remix)”, VIZE & Anna Grey (Stream)
“What Did I Do?”, Hayd (Stream)
“Whole Thing”, Pia Mia (Stream)
“Wrap Me Up”, Jhené Aiko (Stream)
“Your Best Is Different Every Day”, JT Roach (Stream)

Next week, expect a lighter schedule due to Christmas. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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