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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 18, 2013

What if we head back to 2013?

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 18, 2013…

Debuts:
40. SHANE FILAN, “Everything To Me”
39. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue”

Biggest Mover(s):
KATY PERRY, “Roar” (40-25, 15 spots)

10. GROUPLOVE, “Ways To Go” (up 1)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4

09. FAMILY OF THE YEAR, “St. Croix” (steady, second week)
Album: Loma Vista (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (steady, second week)
Album: Random Access Memories (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

07. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Her Favorite Song” (down 2)
Album: Where Does This Door Go (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. TRAIN featuring ASHLEY MONROE, “Bruises” (steady, second week)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. PASSENGER, “Holes” (up 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (down 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

03. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “What If” (steady, second week)
Album: Bookmarks (2013, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (up 2)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. P!NK featuring LILY ROSE COOPER, “True Love” (steady, third week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three 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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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 14, 2018)

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: chart hits by acts like Ariana Grande, Bazzi and The Chainsmokers, among others, shine on a quiet week, while an Alternative crossover title from Weezer takes us across the globe. Let’s add ’em up:

YES WE CHAN: As iHeartMedia’s annual late summer music summit takes over the Big Apple this week, final results are split at the Top 40 format, with no overwhelmingly dominant tracks in the mix. Leading the way with 22 new stations, “Jackie Chan” from Tiësto and Dzeko featuring Preme and Post Malone ranks as the Most Added single for the first time, while “Side Effects”, the latest collaboration from The Chainsmokers and Emily Warren, fills the runner-up spot with 20 new stations. As you can see, nothing particularly earth-shattering, but that will certainly change next week! (Details to come.)

With that said, though there were fewer new titles reaching the upper regions of the list, some acts took advantage of a soft week to grab a solid week of adds. Weezer‘s smash cover of the Toto hit “Africa”, currently atop the Alternative radio chart, scored 16 this week, tying it with Tyga‘s huge Rhythmic and Urban single “Taste”, featuring Offset, which impacts here for the second time. The former title, which is just below the top 50, should enter the region this weekend, while the latter tune should enter the top 40 very soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. TIESTO & DZEKO featuring PREME and POST MALONE, “Jackie Chan” (Casablanca/Republic)
2. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring EMILY WARREN, “Side Effects” (Disruptor/Columbia)
3-T. LOVELYTHEBAND, “Broken” (RED)
3-T. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Almost Love” (Hollywood)
5. BAZZI featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Beautiful” (APG/Atlantic)
6-T. ANNE-MARIE, “2002” (Warner Bros.)
6-T. ARIANA GRANDE, “God Is A Woman” (Republic)
6-T. TYGA featuring OFFSET, “Taste” (Lost Kings/EMPIRE)
6-T. WEEZER, “Africa” (Crush Music/RRP)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “The Way I Am” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 12, 2018)

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. It’s time for a trip down the hit highway and all our favorite musical attractions, so let’s rev it up and see what’s popping this Sunday:

“GIRLS” ARE MORE FUN: Girls, you know it’s true. You simply love “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 and Cardi B, which spends a third week at #1 on the Top 40 survey, making it the group’s longest run at the top since 2014’s “Animals” had its four weeks at the summit. Though it’s still rising above the 19,000 spin threshold, it’s just over 200 spins away from breaking the current record here, which is held by Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape Of You” from last April during its massive ten-week run at the top. The hit also leads the Hot AC survey for a second week, while continuing to charge towards the top ten on the AC list. Meanwhile, on the Top 40 ranking, Post Malone‘s “Better Now” holds in the runner-up position for a second week, but it’ll likely be at #1 before the end of the month.

EVERY “BODY” IS HERE: Headed towards the bottom of the survey, there’s a pair of top 40 entries at the format this week from Imagine Dragons (“Natural”, up 41-37) and Zedd‘s collaboration with Elley Duhé (“Happy Now”, up 43-39), while four releases land in the top 50 for the first time. Leading the pack, Anne-Marie‘s “2002” does some time traveling into the #44 spot. The song’s due for another solid week of adds, following a second place finish on last Tuesday’s report. In at #45, first-time collaborators Logic and Ryan Tedder connect on “One Day”. Tedder’s band OneRepublic impacts at the Hot AC radio format a week from tomorrow with their recent sync hit “Connection”, which is featured in Fiat Chrysler’s Summer Of Jeep campaign. New at #47, Bazzi checks in with an updated version of “Beautiful”, featuring pop darling Camila Cabello. The original solo version of “Beautiful” can be found on his debut album Cosmic, which just missed the top ten on the Billboard 200 earlier this year. The last of the four debuts, entering at #48, is a collaboration that’s been shaking up the top ten in Canada and the United Kingdom. “Body” is the first chart song for the male duo called Loud Luxury and a vocalist named Brando. Given that international success, it should have a shot here as well.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 12, 2007

“Everything” you need to know on my chart.

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

Debuts:
39. LIFEHOUSE, “Broken”
38. BASSBOOSA, “Wicked Game”
21. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Inconsolable”

Biggest Mover(s):
RYAN ADAMS, “Two” (23-16, seven spots)

10. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (up 1)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. SARA BAREILLES, “Love Song” (up 4)
Album: Little Voice (2007, Epic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. CROWDED HOUSE, “Don’t Stop Now” (up 2)
Album: Time On Earth (2007, Capitol Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “How Far We’ve Come” (up 1)
Album: Exile On Mainstream (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “The Great Escape” (down 1)
Album: Boys Like Girls (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Everything” (down 1)
Album: Call Me Irresponsible (2007, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. DARREN HAYES, “On The Verge Of Something Wonderful” (up 2)
Album: This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007, Powdered Sugar Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. LIFEHOUSE, “First Time” (steady, third week)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2

02. ROZ BELL, “Yesterday Man” (steady, third week)
Album: The First Sunbeams (2007, Universal Records – Canada)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. EMERSON HART, “If You’re Gonna Leave” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 7, 2018)

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: new singles from Anne-Marie, Bazzi and Logic all scored well with the panel, but did any of them take the crown from DJ Khaled‘s winning collaboration from last week? Let’s add ’em up:

WHOSE SIDE IS IT ANYWAY?: It was a close call for most of the afternoon, but in the end, this blast from the past just wasn’t enough to lead the latest Top 40 report. “2002” by Anne-Marie checks into the runner-up spot with 44 stations on impact, as “Side Effects” by The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren rises a notch from last week with 47 stations during this session. Look for “2002” to enter the top 50 on the published update this weekend; “Side Effects” roared into the top 40 at #31 last Sunday.

Meanwhile, new collaborations from Logic featuring Ryan Tedder and Bazzi featuring Camila Cabello also entered the top five this week, the former (“One Day”) in third place with 35 stations and the latter (“Beautiful”) in fifth place with 37 stations. The two singles should also enter the top 50 this weekend, with the latter song following Bazzi’s “Mine”, which hit #1 at the format a month ago.

Next week, Tyga‘s current smash at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats, the Offset-assisted “Taste”, re-impacts at the format. It initially went for adds three weeks ago and is nearing the top 40 on the pop chart.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring EMILY WARREN, “Side Effects” (Disruptor/Columbia)
2. ANNE-MARIE, “2002” (Warner Bros.)
3. LOGIC featuring RYAN TEDDER, “One Day” (Def Jam)
4. DJ KHALED featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, CHANCE THE RAPPER & QUAVO, “No Brainer” (We The Best/Epic)
5. BAZZI featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Beautiful” (APG/Atlantic)
6. ARIANA GRANDE, “God Is A Woman” (Republic)
7-T. BENNY BLANCO, HALSEY & KHALID, “Eastside” (Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)
7-T. CHARLIE PUTH, “The Way I Am” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
9. ZEDD & ELLEY DUHÉ, “Happy Now” (Interscope)
10. TIESTO & DZEKO featuring PREME and POST MALONE, “Jackie Chan” (Casablanca/Republic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 5, 2018)

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. August is here, and the end of summer may be a hard subject to think about. However, there are still plenty of nice summer songs in the top 40, some of which should carry into the fall months. Let’s see what’s popping this Sunday:

THIS ONE’S FOR THE “GIRLS”: Girls run the world, and “Girls Like You” is still running the pop world, as the current hit from Maroon 5 and Cardi B has a strong hold at #1 for its second week. It eclipses the 19,000 spin mark, which is due in part to a panel shift last month that allowed several new stations to report to the format. “Girls” climbs from 3-1 at the Hot AC format, their 13th on that particular chart. Elsewhere, the track rises from 18-15 on the AC chart, while moving up one spot to #24 on the Rhythmic chart. Look out for Post Malone‘s “Better Now”, which vaults from 7-2 on the Top 40 list, following a weakened top five over the past few weeks. When it hits the top spot later this month, it will officially become Malone’s second #1 song of the 2018 calendar year.

“HAPPY” TO BE HERE: Blasting onto the countdown at #31, “Side Effects” pairs EDM duo The Chainsmokers with one of the frequent collaborators from their catalog, popular songwriter Emily Warren. It’s the ninth top 40 release for the two men, but just second for Warren, who was last credited as a featured artist on “Capsize” by pop duo FRENSHIP, which got as high as #21 for two weeks in November 2016. She was also heard (in an uncredited appearance) on another big hit by The Chainsmokers, “Paris”, which spent three weeks at #3 in April of last year. Newcomers Lovelytheband also break the top 40 with “Broken”, up 42-39. It held the #1 spot on the Alternative radio chart for six weeks this past spring. Lead singer Mitchy Collins just missed the top 40 four years ago as one half of the duo Oh Honey, whose “Be Okay” reached #46 on the Top 40 survey that June, spurred by satellite radio play and a sync on Glee.

Headed lower in the top 50, we find another four debuts, led by “Happy Now” from Zedd and Elley Duhé at #43. This track marks the latter performer’s first entry at the format. Tyga‘s current Rhythmic and Urban radio hit with Offset, “Taste”, is new at #47. It’s the first single by the lead artist to chart here in over three years; his prior entry, “Ayo”, a collaboration with Chris Brown, reached #27 in April 2015. New duo Social House takes “Magic In The Hamptons”, featuring Lil Yachty, into a magical spot at #48. Their first single has slowly crept its way onto the chart, having been released two months ago before its impact during the second week of July. Lastly, at #50, the first collaboration from Cheat Codes and Little Mix, “Only You”, is now officially on the Top 40 chart. On the U.K. singles chart, it’s still on the rise, having reached a new peak of #14 on the most recent update.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 1, 2010

This chart has “Heart”.

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 1, 2010…

Debuts:
39. KE$HA, “Take It Off”
38. CHRISTIAN TV, “When She Turns 18”
37. PLAIN WHITE T’S, “Rhythm Of Love”
35. SUGARLAND, “Stuck Like Glue”
33. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream”

Biggest Mover(s):
ADELITAS WAY, “Last Stand” (40-34, six spots)

10. TRAIN, “If It’s Love” (down 1)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (20o9, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

09. ROB THOMAS, “Mockingbird” (down 2)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

08. MIKE POSNER, “Cooler Than Me” (down 3)
Album: 31 Minutes To Takeoff (2010, J Records)
Peak: #4

07. LIFEHOUSE, “All In” (up 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “I Like It” (steady, second week)
Album: Euphoria (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (up 5)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. JOHN MAYER featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Half Of My Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (down 1)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (down 1)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. MAROON 5, “Misery” (up 2)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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