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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 14, 2010

“You” know I enjoyed these songs…

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 14, 2010…

Debuts:
40. ZAC BROWN BAND, “Highway 20 Ride”
39. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Today Was A Fairytale”
38. ANGEL TAYLOR, “Like You Do”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see below, #10)

10. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (up ten)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

09. BOYS LIKE GIRLS featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Two Is Better Than One” (up 6)
Album: Love Drunk (2009, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

08. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (up 1)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

07. THE FRAY, “Syndicate” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (steady, second week)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

04. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (steady, third week)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (steady, third week)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (steady, fifth week)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 12, 2019)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Ariana Grande keeps it “Up” at the format with the latest radio song off her most recent album, but she’s not the only artist with big stats this week. Let’s add ’em up:

HER BIG “BREAK”: It’s a mouthful to say, but it’s definitely a winner with the pop panel this week. Grande’s cut “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” from the chart-topping thank u, next album earns the Most Added title on this Tuesday’s report, ending the day with 85 stations on impact. The single reached the top 50 on last Sunday’s report and should be closing in on the top 30 by Sunday’s final tally. Of course, this comes as “7 rings” continues its ascent towards the top, while the title track from the album has its descent after a week at the top earlier this year. We don’t think the format will be breaking up with her anytime soon…

Meanwhile, the collaboration from The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds Of Summer, “Who Do You Love”, comes in with a very strong second place finish and 75 stations during its first week. It also reached the top 50 for last Sunday’s published chart and will enjoy a great climb into the top 40 by this coming weekend. The EDM duo remains in the top ten here with the Kelsea Ballerini-assisted “This Feeling”, while the pop/rock quartet earned their first #1 last September with “Youngblood”.

Calling on Top 40 stations next Tuesday will be Mabel‘s “Don’t Call Me Up”, which is already a big record in England and Ireland.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” (Republic)
2. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Who Do You Love” (Disruptor/Columbia)
3. FLETCHER, “Undrunk” (Snapback/Capitol)
4. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
5-T. DUA LIPA, “Swan Song” (Warner Bros.)
5-T. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
7. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)
8. MKTO, “How Can I Forget” (Crooked Paintings/BMG)
9. GREY featuring LÉON, “Want You Back” (Island/Republic)
10-T. JON BELLION, “Stupid Deep” (Visionary/Capitol)
10-T. KHALID, “Talk” (Right Hand/RCA)
10-T. NF, “If You Want Love” (Caroline)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 10, 2019)

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. As the Grammy Awards hit the small screen this evening, providing some great performances and equally great wins, let’s see what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

“ME” TIMES THREE: Recent Saturday Night Live host and singer Halsey stays at #1 for a third week with “Without Me” with a small drop in spins from last week. At this time, “Without” is well ahead of competition and is poised to remain at the summit for its fourth week, but this could change around the midweek point. We’ll see what happens. Meanwhile, there’s a massive amount of new entries and big movers towards the bottom half of the survey, so let’s not waste any time and dig into those titles…

The action starts at #30 with newcomer FLETCHER‘s first top 40 tune, “Undrunk”, soaring from #45 last week. It’s the first of five tracks that are new to the region this week, which is followed by “Bad Liar” by Imagine Dragons, moving from 42-32. This is their tenth time in the top 40 at this format. Further down, George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” shoots into the top 40, moving from 41-38. The hit is his first to make the top 40 here since 2015’s “Budapest”, which reached #18 that June. One spot below that single, “Giant” moves from 44-39 for Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man in their first collaboration together. Individually, the two artists collect their 20th and second top 40 songs, respectively. Closing things out, NF scores his third top 40 entry with “If You Want Love”, up 43-40.

There are six (!) additional debuts in the top 50 this week from a range of performers and collaborations: the highest of them is “I’ve Been Waiting” from Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen featuring Fall Out Boy at #43. The new radio single from Ariana Grande‘s thank u, next album, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored”, follows at #44. Ally Brooke scores her first solo hit with the Tyga-assisted “Low Key” at #45, while format newcomer Jeremy Zucker lands at #47 with “comethru”. “Who Do You Love” comes onto the chart at #48 for The Chainsmokers featuring 5 Seconds Of Summer, which is likely to have a solid impact week (as should Grande’s new entry) on Tuesday. Last, but certainly not least, Jake Miller‘s “Wait For You” is in at #50. Phew… that was a lot. Stay tuned for more chart craziness next week.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 12, 2017

The “Place” for Adam’s favorites.

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 two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 12, 2017…

Debuts:
40. DEPECHE MODE, “Where’s The Revolution”

39. BLONDIE, “Fun”
38. STING, “One Fine Day”
31. KATY PERRY featuring SKIP MARLEY, “Chained To The Rhythm”

Biggest Mover(s):
IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer” (39-28, eleven spots)

10. ONEREPUBLIC, “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (steady, second week)
Album: Oh My My (2016, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “It’s Quiet Uptown” (down 3)
Album: The Hamilton Mixtape (2016, Hamilton Uptown/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. JOHN MAYER, “Love On The Weekend” (down 3)
Album: The Search For Everything (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. ADELE, “Water Under The Bridge” (down 3)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Delicious” (up 3)
Album: Giants (EP) (2018, KDS Farrell/Warner Bros. Records – Japan)
Peak: #5

05. MUNA, “I Know A Place” (up 3)
Album: About U (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. JULIA BRENNAN, “Inner Demons” (up 3)
Album: Inner Demons (EP) (2016, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

03. LP, “Lost On You” (down 1)
Album: Lost On You (2016, Vagrant/BMG/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

02. ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (up 1)
Album: Fifty Shades Darker (Soundtrack) (2017, Universal Studios-Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Human” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Human (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 5, 2019)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: the Top 40 radio panel is sipping on newcomer FLETCHER‘s single, one of the many standouts in a very busy week at the format. Let’s get undrunk and add ’em up:

FLETCH ME IF YOU CAN: With over half a dozen new titles impacting at the format this week, there were plenty of choices for pop programmers during the current session. One that made a particularly big statement was “Undrunk” by FLETCHER, who may be new to the format, but is certainly known for a number of songs in the streaming world. The song scores with 67 stations to lead the report, up from #7 on last Tuesday’s log. “Undrunk” should soar into the top 40 during the coming days and become official on the published report this coming Sunday.

Singer Ally Brooke, currently on the Top 40 airwaves with a solo single outside of Fifth Harmony, has a fairly decent start with the Tyga-assisted “Low Key”, which keys in the code for 32 stations on impact. The total should be more than enough action to get the song into the top 50 by the weekend. “Low” ties for third place on this week’s list with “I’ve Been Waiting”, a release credited to three performers: Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen with a featured appearance by Fall Out Boy. The latter two acts have reached the top 40 at the format before, and it could be the first (and first posthumous entry) for Lil Peep.

Next week could be a great week for MKTO‘s song “How Can I Forget”, but how will the competition fare, including a forthcoming collaboration from The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds Of Summer? Stay tuned.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. FLETCHER, “Undrunk” (Snapback/Capitol)
2. DUA LIPA, “Swan Song” (Warner Bros.)
3-T. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)
4-T. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
5. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
6. SAM SMITH & NORMANI, “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol-RCA)
7. GREY featuring LÉON, “Want You Back” (Island/Republic)
8-T. ALESSIA CARA, “Out Of Love” (Def Jam)
8-T. DRAX PROJECT featuring HAILEE STEINFELD, “Woke Up Late” (300 Ent./in2une)
10. JAKE MILLER, “Wait For You” (RED)
10-T. JEREMY ZUCKER, “comethru” (Republic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 3, 2019)

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. In the Super Bowl of pop, only one song can win the top spot each week. Who scores a Top 40 touchdown this time around? Let’s see what’s popping this Sunday:

IT’S “ME” AGAIN:  Halsey‘s “Without Me” easily secures a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, with little competition behind her. It’s her 14th career week atop the survey at the format. The smash should hold there for a third week, as it looks as though she’ll eventually replace herself at the top later this month: “Eastside”, performed by Benny Blanco, herself and Khalid, is slowly rising up the top 40 and is the highest-charting song that’s bulleted this week. The collaboration remains at #4 and continues to gain spins in its 28th (!) week in the top 40.

Larger top 40 action this week comes from Dua Lipa‘s “Swan Song”, which climbs from 49-33 in its second week in the top 50, and Sabrina Carpenter‘s “Sue Me”, which climbs from 42-37 after about a month in the top 50. It’s the eighth top 40 song for Lipa, as well as the fourth for Carpenter. The latter artist’s three previous chart entries all reached the top 30, but could never quite ease into the top 20. We’ll see if this tune can make it happen. Meanwhile, the former artist is searching for her second #1 single at the format with this soundtrack cut from Alita: Battle Angel, out in just over a week.

FLETCHER earns her first top 50 entry at the format with the song that checks in at #45 this week, “Undrunk”. It’s the first of four debuts in this region of the chart, which also includes the new single from Alessia Cara, “Out Of Love”, landing at #47. A few spots lower, two collaborations round out the new tracks: “Woke Up Late” by the Drax Project featuring Hailee Steinfeld bows at #49 and “Body Talks” by The Struts featuring Kesha comes in at #50. The latter title just missed the top ten on the Alternative list last fall, while the former was a sizable hit in New Zealand (in its original form without Steinfeld) last year.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 4, 2007

Don’t be Blue, it’s 2007.

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 12 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 4, 2007…

Debuts:
40. LILY ALLEN, “Smile”

37. MODEST MOUSE, “Dashboard”

Biggest Mover(s):
ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (38-32)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS with PET SHOP BOYS, “She’s Madonna” (37-31)
JUST JACK, “Starz In Their Eyes” (34-28)
KATHARINE MCPHEE, “Over It” (31-25, six spots)

10. MIKA, “Grace Kelly” (steady, second week)
Album: Life In Cartoon Motion (2007, Casablanca Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (steady, second week)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

08. JOHN MAYER, “Belief” (steady, second week)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Hurt” (down 2)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

06. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean” (up 1)
Album: Foiled (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #3

05. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life” (down 1)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (down 1)
Album: All The Stars And Boulevards (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (down 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

02. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose” (up 4)
Album: Nothing Left To Lose (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “World” (steady, second week)
Album: Two Lights (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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