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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 26, 2017

Swiftly taking the top spot.

In-Zayn in the brain.

DEBUTS
40. Noah Kahan – Young Blood
37. JP Cooper – September Song | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Take That – Giants (39)
28. Maroon 5 – Cold (35)
25. James TW – Ex (32)
21. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Imagine Dragons – Believer (22)
(see #10)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (16) | PEAK: #10
09. Julia Michaels – Issues (10) | PEAK: #09
08. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (08) | PEAK: #08
07. LP – Lost On You (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Daniel Powter – Delicious (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (03) | PEAK: #03
03. MUNA – I Know A Place (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (1)
2. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (4)
3. Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic (3)
4. Skip Marley – Lions (8)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (7)
6. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (10)
7. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (9)
8. The Band Perry – Stay In The Dark (-)
9. MisterWives – Machine (-)
10. Wrabel – Bloodstain (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask (new)
Bea Miller – Song Like You (new)
FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights
Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On
John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (new)
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
Ruth B – Superficial Love
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Two newcomers make their way into the top 40 this week. The higher of the two is English performer JP Cooper, coming in at #37 with “September Song”. You might know the name from Jonas Blue‘s single “Perfect Strangers”, which was released last year and charted well across Europe. Though a number of “September” titles have hit the top 40 over the decades, many of them have peaked in other months. (For example, Earth, Wind & Fire‘s “September” reached #5 in Radio & Records in January 1979, while Neil Diamond‘s “September Morn” hit #6 in February 1980.) We’ll see how Cooper’s track does at the Hot AC format very soon.
  • At #40 is the week’s other entry, “Young Blood” by Vermont native Noah Kahan. His debut track recently topped a million streams at Spotify, while it impacts at the Triple A radio format on March 13. (A late birthday present, perhaps?) Kahan is on the road with Milky Chance for several shows next month. By the way, it was in 2004 that Vermont-born JoJo reached #2 on my chart with “Leave (Get Out)”, which remains the highest-charting song by an act from the state.
  • As I turn 27 (eek!) on Wednesday, I feel that it’s best to remind you that I’ve had two chart songs since 1999 that contain “27” in their titles. In December 2014, Passenger hit #10 with “27”, and in December 2007, Mike Doughty peaked at #28 with “27 Jennifers”. I know what you’re saying, “27! That’s still young!” Just wait, 30 is coming up in a few years…

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 19, 2017

Swiftly taking the top spot.

Swiftly taking the top spot.

DEBUTS
39. Take That – Giants
35. Maroon 5 – Cold
33. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You
32. James TW – Ex | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
22. Imagine Dragons – Believer (28)
16. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #7 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Julia Michaels – Issues (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Passenger – Anywhere (11) | PEAK: #09
08. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Daniel Powter – Delicious (06) | PEAK: #06
05. MUNA – I Know A Place (05) | PEAK: #05
04. LP – Lost On You (03) | PEAK: #02
03. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (2)
2. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (1)
3. Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic (5)
4. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (4)
5. JP Cooper – September Song (-)
6. Alice Merton – No Roots (3)
7. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (9)
8. Skip Marley – Lions (-)
9. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (6)
10. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (10)

In The Mix:
FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
MisterWives – Machine (new)
Ruth B – Superficial Love (new)
Tavish Crowe – Fire
The Band Perry – Stay In The Dark
Wrabel – Bloodstain (new)

Chart Notes:

  • There’s a new one at the top this week! ZAYN and Taylor Swift‘s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” marches up a notch, giving Malik his third #1 on my chart, while Swift lands her seventh. As a result, the Fifty Shades Of Grey franchise (this song being from Fifty Shades Darker) is now the only series of films to have #1 hits on my chart from each of its two (so far) companion soundtracks. “Don’t” is also in the top three on the CHR/Top 40 chart. Should it reach #1 there, it’ll be the first male-female duet from a film to hit the top since Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle‘s “A Whole New World” (from Aladdin) in 1993.
  • He has a former #1 track that’s still in the countdown after 26 weeks, and he takes this week’s Highest Debut. For 19-year-old James TW, I’d say that’s a pretty great start to his run on Adam’s Top 40. “Ex” marks the spot at #32, following “When You Love Someone”, which slips to #23 on the current chart. “Ex” was co-written with Nolan Sipe, who claims has fifth (including previous single “When”) top 40 single on my chart as a writer.
  • “I Believe In You” is the latest single from chart regular Michael Bublé, and I certainly believe in it. It makes its entrance at #33. Bublé topped my list for four weeks with “Nobody But Me” last September and October, becoming his fifth #1 since the single “Everything” reached the top in June 2007. A music video starring dancer Derek Hough debuted earlier this month. It looks to pass four million views on YouTube soon.
  • Though Maroon 5 continues to reach the top ten on my chart fairly consistently, they haven’t hit #1 in just under five years. Will their new single “Cold” be the one to make some moves into the top spot? It’s too early to tell, but the song does make a debut at #35 this week. Their previous single, “Don’t Wanna Know”, reached #1 on both the CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC charts recently.
  • Finally, at #39, is a new entry from Take That. “Giants” is the lead single from their upcoming album Wonderland, which is due on March 24. The guys are the only act in the history of my chart to reach the top ten as a trio, quartet and quintet. Their current single is the fourth to make my top 40 under their current arrangement as a trio, as well as their 12th overall.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 12, 2017

He's the Man.

In the mix for six.

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 | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. The Shins – Name For You (38)
28. Imagine Dragons – Believer (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew (30)
13. Julia Michaels – Issues (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (06) | PEAK: #06
08. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (05) | PEAK: #03
07. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Daniel Powter – Delicious (09) | PEAK: #06
05. MUNA – I Know A Place (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (07) | PEAK: #04
03. LP – Lost On You (02) | PEAK: #02
02. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (2)
2. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (4)
3. Alice Merton – No Roots (3)
4. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (5)
5. Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic (10)
6. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (7)
7. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (-)
8. LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love (-)
9. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (-)
10. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (-)

In The Mix:
FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights (new)
James Blunt – Love Me Better
JP Cooper – September Song (new)
Skip Marley – Lions (new)
Tavish Crowe – Fire
The Band Perry – Stay In The Dark (new)
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by pop superstar Katy Perry, who brings along newcomer Skip Marley on the song “Chained To The Rhythm”. It enters the chart at #31. Perry was in the top 40 last fall with a quick top ten hit called “Rise”, but it’s a far cry from her four #1 singles: “Waking Up In Vegas”, “California Gurls”, “Firework” and “The One That Got Away”. Marley’s a 20-year-old singer and songwriter, born in Jamaica, who just so happens to be the grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley. At the current time, the song ranks in the top five on iTunes.
  • No, don’t adjust your calendar. It’s still 2017, but in one chart week, Blondie, Depeche Mode and Sting have all managed to place debuting songs in the top 40. Hey, I have to serve that retro realness. Sting’s “One Fine Day” is new at #38, while the new one from Blondie, “Fun”, ranks at #39, and “Where’s The Revolution” from Depeche Mode revolutionizes the #40 spot. In all seriousness, it’s great that all three acts are still creating quality music in 2017. It’s Sting’s seventh chart song, Blondie’s first and Depeche Mode’s third.
  • New radio singles from JP Cooper and Michael Bublé are looking to make some moves in the top 40 soon, but new songs from James TW and Maroon 5 will be also be out by the end of the week. Tough one! Check back to see what gets onto the chart next Sunday.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 5, 2017

He's the Man.

Chart glory for Rory.

DEBUTS
39. Imagine Dragons – Believer
38. The Shins – Name For You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Nathan Sykes – There’s Only One Of You (37)
30. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Bon Jovi – Roller Coaster (30)
17. Julia Michaels – Issues (22)
(see #9 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Daniel Powter – Delicious (14) | PEAK: #09
08. MUNA – I Know A Place (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (06) | PEAK: #06
05. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (03) | PEAK: #03
04. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (05) | PEAK: #03
02. LP – Lost On You (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sting – One Fine Day (6)
2. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (5)
3. Alice Merton – No Roots (1)
4. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (8)
5. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (9)
6. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (3)
7. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (7)
8. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (4)
9. Blondie – Fun (-)
10. Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic (-)

In The Mix:
Depeche Mode – Where’s The Revolution (new)
James Blunt – Love Me Better
Lady Antebellum – You Look Good
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
Michael Bublé – I Believe In You
Pat Benatar – Shine
Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin
Tavish Crowe – Fire
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by a group that’s never hit my top 40 before, but they’ve had plenty of action on both the Triple A and Alternative charts. They are The Shins, and they’re new at #38 with “Name For You”. The tune is taken from the new album Heartworms, which is due next month. Look for it to hit the top of the Triple A survey soon.
  • Debuting a spot below them is “Believer” by Imagine Dragons, which rolls in at #39. You’ll be hearing this one in an ad for a video game company during the Super Bowl, which means it could see a big spike in sales and streams during the week. The release date and title of their third studio album have not been announced yet.
  • New singles and album cuts from Blondie, Depeche Mode and Michelle Branch all enter below the top 40 this week. It looks like there could be several debuts on the horizon next week, so check back to see what gets onto the chart!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 29, 2017

He's the Man.

No Bone to pick with him, Man.

DEBUTS
40. Keith Urban – Blue Ain’t Your Color
38. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Bon Jovi – Roller Coaster (35)
24. Grouplove – Good Morning (32)
22. Julia Michaels – Issues (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go (13) | PEAK: #10
09. MUNA – I Know A Place (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Train – Play That Song (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (07) | PEAK: #06
05. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (06) | PEAK: #05
04. LP – Lost On You (05) | PEAK: #04
03. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Alice Merton – No Roots (1)
2. The Shins – Name For You (7)
3. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (3)
4. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (4)
5. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (6)
6. Sting – One Fine Day (8)
7. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (10)
8. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (-)
9. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (-)
10. Tavish Crowe – Fire (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
Causes – Where Does Love Go
James Blunt – Love Me Better (new)
Lady Antebellum – You Look Good
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (new)
Pat Benatar – Shine
Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (new)
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell

Chart Notes:

  • For the second week in a row, singer and songwriter Julia Michaels has the week’s Biggest Mover with “Issues”. On my last chart, she tied for the title, moving 37-31. Now, she holds it by herself, jumping from 31-22. Michaels, born in Davenport, IA before moving west, also enters the top 40 on the CHR/Top 40 chart this week, joining a list of Iowa-born musicians to rank on the national pop list that includes Andy Williams, C.W. McCall, Glenn MillerNate Ruess and Tracie Spencer.
  • Two recent crossovers to the Hot AC format break into the top 40 this week: at #38, “All We Ever Knew” marks the debut of Seattle’s The Head And The Heart on my chart. The song topped the Alternative radio chart for a week in November. At #40 is the recent chart-topping Country hit by Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”. His song got some key adds recently, and it looks like it’s bound to see some more action in the coming weeks.
  • New singles from Sting and The Shins seem like the most likely candidates to debut in my top 40 next week, at least at the current time. Remember, anything can change. Check back next Sunday to see what happens!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 22, 2017

He's the Man.

He’s no ordinary Man.

DEBUTS
40. Gavin DeGraw – Something Worth Saving
39. Nathan Sykes – There’s Only One Of You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Julia Michaels – Issues (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (28)
19. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (25) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (07) | PEAK: #05
08. James TW – When You Love Someone (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
07. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (08) | PEAK: #07
06. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (09) | PEAK: #06
05. LP – Lost On You (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Train – Play That Song (03) | PEAK: #02
03. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Alice Merton – No Roots (1)
2. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew (5)
3. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (2)
4. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (6)
5. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (4)
6. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (10)
7. The Shins – Name For You (-)
8. Sting – One Fine Day (-)
9. Keith Urban – Blue Ain’t Your Color (-)
10. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
Causes – Where Does Love Go (new)
Jonathan Roy – Good Things (new)
Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (new)
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Pat Benatar – Shine (new)
Tavish Crowe – Fire (new)
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell
The Strumbellas – Young & Wild
Tyler Hilton – Next To You

Chart Notes:

  • Four active hits sit just below the top ten this week: “I Know A Place” (14-11) by MUNA, “Anywhere” (13-12) by Passenger, “Say You Won’t Let Go” (15-13) by James Arthur and “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (16-14) by OneRepublic. With two newcomers and two chart veterans in the mix, it’ll be a fight to the finish to enter the region next week. Who makes it? Stay tuned.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the latest solo hit from Nathan Sykes, who previously recorded with The Wanted. “There’s Only One Of You” is new at #39. It’s the third track to reach the top 40 from Unfinished Business, following “Kiss Me Quick” and “Give It Up”, which both garnered some minor CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC airplay for a short time.
  • Just below Sykes is Gavin DeGraw, who comes in at #40 with “Something Worth Saving”. It’s the title track from his latest set, and the second single from it. (First single “She Sets The City On Fire” peaked at #7 last year.) DeGraw first made my top 40 in 2003 with “Follow Through”. His biggest hit, 2005’s “Chariot”, went to #2.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 15, 2017

He's the Man.

Bad to the ‘Bone Man.

DEBUTS
40. American Authors – I’m Born To Run
38. Bon Jovi – Roller Coaster
37. Julia Michaels – Issues
36. Grouplove – Good Morning
35. Broods – Heartlines | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (35)
25. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (31)
21. Daniel Powter – Delicious (29) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. Bastille – Blame (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan – This Town (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
09. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (06) | PEAK: #05
06. LP – Lost On You (07) | PEAK: #06
05. James TW – When You Love Someone (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Train – Play That Song (03) | PEAK: #02
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Alice Merton – No Roots (4)
2. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (2)
3. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (3)
4. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (5)
5. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew (9)
6. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (8)
7. Tyler Hilton – Next To You (7)
8. Nathan Sykes – There’s Only One Of You (-)
9. Gavin DeGraw – Something Worth Saving (-)
10. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
Lolo – Shine
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Sting – One Fine Day
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell
The Strumbellas – Young & Wild
Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul

Chart Notes:

  • With five entries this week, we’ve made it out of the freeze successfully! The week’s Highest Debut is from siblings Caleb and Georgia Nott, better known as Broods, debuting at #35 with “Heartlines”. It’s the second single to chart from Conscious, an album they released last year. (The other entry was “Free”.) The single impacts at Hot AC radio on Monday, so check back on our socials to see how it does.
  • Just below them is Grouplove, who just missed the top ten last year with “Welcome To Your Life”. “Good Morning” lands a good entry at #36 this week. Both singles are taken from the album Big Mess, which became the act’s second top 40 album in the U.S. last fall. Their latest tour (of the same name) begins later this month in Knoxville, TN. “Good” hits Alternative radio on February 7.
  • Last year, singer and songwriter Julia Michaels hit a high of #2 as a co-writer on Gwen Stefani‘s “Make Me Like You”. At the moment, she’s in the top 40 with her first entry as an artist. Debuting at #37, “Issues” has had no issues breaking into the top 200 on iTunes, or getting adds on several prominent Spotify playlists following its release on Friday.
  • New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi ride up and down and straight into the #38 spot with “Roller Coaster”. In 2016, the title track from This House Is Not For Sale got to #10. That set currently holds the record for the largest fall from #1 in Billboard chart history, sinking 1-43 on the album chart in December. Not their finest moment…
  • Finally, at #40, is the sixth chart hit for American Authors. “I’m Born To Run” is the fourth release to grace my top 40 off their album What We Live For. It goes for Alternative adds on February 14. Will the format’s key programmers give it a little love on Valentine’s Day? Stay tuned.

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