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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #60-41

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

In the next 20 songs on the countdown, two singers named Jamie (neither of which Ray Parker, Jr. sang about in 1984), a quintet that’s no longer together after just one major-label single, a recent On The Verge track at CHR/Top 40 radio, a song title that is a word away from being a hot Moody Blues remake, and one of the year’s top fidelity anthems that many people deemed “good”. If you’re ready to be tempted with some tantalizing tunes, sit back and listen to the songs ranked #60 through #41:

FLETCHER
060. FLETCHER – “War Paint”
Label: Snapback Entertainment
Album: (single only)
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Jamie Lawson
059. JAMIE LAWSON – “Wasn’t Expecting That”
Label: Gingerbread Man/Elektra
Album: Jamie Lawson
Peak: #12

Mika
058. MIKA – “Talk About You”
Label: Casablanca/Republic
Album: No Place In Heaven
Peak: #11

Fancy Reagan
057. FANCY REAGAN – “Knock Me Out”
Label: Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Lions Head
056. LIONS HEAD – “Begging”
Label: Tanz Dich Glücklich/Columbia
Album: (single only)
Peak: #10

Jamie Scott
055. JAMIE SCOTT – “Unbreakable”
Label: Capitol
Album: My Hurricane
Peak: #1 for six weeks [2014 CY]

Mat Kearney
054. MAT KEARNEY – “Billion”
Label: Republic
Album: Just Kids
Peak: #9 for two weeks

Olly Murs
053. OLLY MURS featuring TRAVIE MCCOY – “Wrapped Up”
Label: Columbia
Album: Never Been Better
Peak: #5 for two weeks

Maroon 5
052. MAROON 5 – “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”
Label: 222/Interscope
Album: V
Peak: #5

Hoodie Allen and Ed Sheeran
051. HOODIE ALLEN featuring ED SHEERAN – “All About It”
Label: Atlantic
Album: People Keep Talking
Peak: #8 for two weeks

Nate Ruess
050. NATE RUESS – “Great Big Storm”
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Album: Grand Romantic
Peak: #9 for two weeks

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
049. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS – “High Dive”
Label: Vanguard
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Kelly Clarkson
048. KELLY CLARKSON – “Heartbeat Song”
Label: RCA
Album: Piece By Piece
Peak: #9 for three weeks

Matt Woods
047. MATT WOODS – “In The Dark”
Label: Sticky Company
Album: In The Dark (EP)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

Gavin James
046. GAVIN JAMES – “Bitter Pill”
Label: Capitol
Album: (single only)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

Conrad Sewell
045. CONRAD SEWELL – “Hold Me Up”
Label: 300 Entertainment
Album: (single only)
Peak: #9

Andy Grammer
044. ANDY GRAMMER – “Honey, I’m Good”
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Album: Magazines Or Novels
Peak: #9 for two weeks

Matt Nathanson
043. MATT NATHANSON – “Gold In The Summertime”
Label: Vanguard
Album: Show Me Your Fangs
Peak: #9 for three weeks

Taylor Swift
042. TAYLOR SWIFT – “Wildest Dreams”
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #2

Take That
041. TAKE THAT – “These Days”
Label: Polydor (U.K.)
Album: III
Peak: #1 for one week

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 40 through 31, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #80-61

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

In the next 20 songs on the countdown, our entries include a controversial Country crossover, a trio named after a male who isn’t actually in the group, the first single from a musical to hit my chart in four years, a Best New Artist nominee and a song title that I will get to experience for the first time on March 1, 2017. Age is just a number, by the way, but it’s a countdown; we have plenty of numbers to go. Let’s get back to counting backwards, from #80 down to #61:

Songs with a + denote chart peaks as of the top 40 dated November 29, 2015
Ties broken by: 1) chart peak (and) 2) number of weeks to reach peak points

Modest Mouse
080. MODEST MOUSE – “Lampshades On Fire”
Label: Epic
Album: Strangers To Ourselves
Peak: #18

Shawn Mendes
079. SHAWN MENDES – “Something Big”
Label: Island/Republic
Album: Handwritten
Peak: #14

Eden XO
078. EDEN XO – “Too Cool To Dance”
Label: Capitol
Album: (single only)
Peak: #6 for two weeks [2014 CY]

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
077. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS – “Cecilia And The Satellite”
Label: Vanguard
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Peak: #3 for three weeks [2014 CY]

Sara Bareilles
076. SARA BAREILLES – “She Used To Be Mine”
Label: Epic
Album: What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress
Peak: #10 for three weeks+

Life Of Dillon
075. LIFE OF DILLON – “Dreams”
Label: Epic
Album: Prologue (EP)
Peak: #15

Train
074. TRAIN – “Bulletproof Picasso”
Label: Columbia
Album: Bulletproof Picasso
Peak: #15

Martin Luke Brown
073. MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Scars On Scars”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: (single only)
Peak: #16 for two weeks

BANNERS
072. BANNERS – “Shine A Light”
Label: Island/Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #5 for two weeks+

Bleachers
071. BLEACHERS – “Rollercoaster”
Label: RCA
Album: Strange Desire
Peak: #3 for two weeks [2014 CY]

BØRNS
070. BØRNS – “Electric Love”
Label: Interscope
Album: Dopamine
Peak: #16 for three weeks

The Avener
069. THE AVENER – “Fade Out Lines”
Label: Republic
Album: The Wanderings Of The Avener
Peak: #15 for two weeks

Tori Kelly
068. TORI KELLY – “Should’ve Been Us”
Label: Capitol
Album: Unbreakable Smile
Peak: #13

Little Big Town
067. LITTLE BIG TOWN – “Girl Crush”
Label: Capitol Nashville/Interscope
Album: Pain Killer
Peak: #14 for three weeks

Passenger
066. PASSENGER – “27”
Label: Nettwerk
Album: Whispers
Peak: #10 for two weeks

Taylor Swift
065. TAYLOR SWIFT – “Bad Blood”
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Album: 1989
Peak: #12

Rob Thomas
064. ROB THOMAS – “Trust You”
Label: Atlantic
Album: The Great Unknown
Peak: #12

Olly Murs and Demi Lovato
063. OLLY MURS featuring DEMI LOVATO – “Up”
Label: Columbia
Album: Never Been Better
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne
062. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE – “Real Love”
Label: Atlantic
Album: New Eyes
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Ellie Goulding
061. ELLIE GOULDING – “On My Mind”
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope
Album: Delirium
Peak: #2+

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 60 through 41, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #100-81

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

In the first 20 songs on the countdown, our entries include a boy band who just gave their last live performance before a hiatus, a high school student with some boy trouble, the first fully a cappella track on the pop radio survey since the mid-90’s, a singer and songwriter that kept it smooth on my very first chart in 1999, and a bunch of singles that aren’t Cheap Trick, Lionel Richie and/or Morris Albert remakes. Confused? Let’s clear it all up, from #100 to #81:

Songs with a + denote chart peaks as of the top 40 dated November 29, 2015
Ties broken by: 1) chart peak (and) 2) number of weeks to reach peak points

One Direction
100. ONE DIRECTION – “Perfect”
Label: Syco/Columbia
Album: Made In The A.M.
Peak: #8+

Lawson
099. LAWSON – “Roads”
Label: Global Entertainment
Album: (single only)
Peak: #20

Jake Owen
098. JAKE OWEN – “Real Life”
Label: RCA Nashville
Album: (single only)
Peak: #21 for two weeks

James Blunt
097. JAMES BLUNT – “When I Find Love Again”
Label: Atlantic
Album: Moon Landing – Apollo Edition (or) Smoke Signals (EP)
Peak: #11

Boy & Bear
096. BOY & BEAR – “Walk The Wire”
Label: Nettwerk
Album: Limit Of Love
Peak: #20

Prince Royce
095. PRINCE ROYCE featuring SNOOP DOGG – “Stuck On A Feeling”
Label: RCA
Album: Double Vision
Peak: #19

Pentatonix
094. PENTATONIX – “Can’t Sleep Love”
Label: RCA
Album: Pentatonix
Peak: #15+

Maroon 5
093. MAROON 5 – “Animals”
Label: 222/Interscope
Album: V
Peak: #5 for two weeks [2014 CY]

DNCE
092. DNCE – “Cake By The Ocean”
Label: Republic
Album: SWAAY (EP)
Peak: #11+

The 1975
091. THE 1975 – “Love Me”
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Album: I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
Peak: #7 for two weeks+

Take That
090. TAKE THAT – “Let In The Sun”
Label: Polydor (U.K.)
Album: III
Peak: #17

Maroon 5
089. MAROON 5 – “Feelings”
Label: 222/Interscope
Album: V
Peak: #15

Daya
088. DAYA – “Hide Away”
Label: Artbeatz/RED
Album: Daya (EP)
Peak: #19 for two weeks

Phases
087. PHASES – “I’m In Love With My Life”
Label: Warner Bros.
Album: For Life
Peak: #18 for two weeks

Adam Lambert
086. ADAM LAMBERT – “Ghost Town”
Label: Warner Bros.
Album: The Original High
Peak: #19 for two weeks

Brandon Flowers
085. BRANDON FLOWERS – “Can’t Deny My Love”
Label: Island/Republic
Album: The Desired Effect
Peak: #17

Christina Perri
084. CHRISTINA PERRI – “The Words”
Label: Atlantic
Album: Head Or Heart
Peak: #17

Rob Thomas
083. ROB THOMAS – “Hold On Forever”
Label: Atlantic
Album: The Great Unknown
Peak: #12+

Conor Maynard
082. CONOR MAYNARD – “Talking About”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: (single only)
Peak: #15 for two weeks

Adele
081. ADELE – “Hello”
Label: XL/Columbia
Album: 25
Peak: #1 for two weeks+

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 80 through 61, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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