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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 12, 2018

More “Heart”, more chart.

DEBUTS
40. Matt Nathanson – Used To Be
39. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me
38. OneRepublic – Connection
37. Elle King – Shame | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Anne-Marie – 2002 (31)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maddie Poppe – Going Going Gone (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Ben Rector – Drive (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
02. George Ezra – Shotgun (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Picture This – When We Were Young (1)
2. Muse – Something Human (6)
3. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
4. Josh Groban – Granted (2)
5. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (9)
6. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (5)
7. American Authors – Deep Water (4)
8. Robyn – Missing U (-)
9. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (-)
10. P!nk – Secrets (10)

In The Mix:
Max Frost – Good Morning
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – Side Effects
The Revivalists – All My Friends
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • This looks to be the last week at the top for “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by the Backstreet Boys, which settles at the summit for a third week. As you’ve seen recently, George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” (#2) and John Mayer‘s “New Light” (#3) are competing to be the next #1 single on my chart, and we’ll see who wins soon. It’s a very active week for debuts, with four of them in the mix. In at #37, Elle King claims the highest one with her new single “Shame”. It’s her first time in the top 40 since “Not Easy”, a release that paired King, Alex Da Kid and X Ambassadors; it peaked at #13 in January of last year. The newest hit by OneRepublic checks in at #38: “Connection” is featured prominently in a Fiat Chrysler advertisement for their Summer Of Jeep campaign. On the new act side, first-timer Brynn Elliott enters at #39 with “Might Not Like Me”, which goes for Hot AC adds next week. This entry first came onto my radar in January of last year, prompting its inclusion on an episode of Train Tracks, but I never charted it at the time. Finally, at #40, Matt Nathanson returns with his first chart hit in nearly three years with “Used To Be”. During a 2015 chart run, “Gold In The Summertime” peaked at #9 for the first three weeks of August.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 5, 2018

Here come the Boys.

DEBUTS
40. Dean Lewis – Be Alright
38. Snow Patrol – Empress | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Zedd & Elley Duhé – Happy Now (37)
31. Anne-Marie – 2002 (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
29. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (34)
19. Imagine Dragons – Natural (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Ben Rector – Drive (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (08) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (06) | PEAK: #02
06. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. John Mayer – New Light (02) | PEAK: #02
02. George Ezra – Shotgun (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Picture This – When We Were Young (2)
2. Josh Groban – Granted (3)
3. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (4)
4. American Authors – Deep Water (5)
5. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (7)
6. Muse – Something Human (10)
7. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me (-)
8. Donovan Woods – Another Way (8)
9. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (-)
10. P!nk – Secrets (-)

In The Mix:
MAGIC! – Kiss Me
Max Frost – Good Morning
Max George – Barcelona
Robyn – Missing U (new)
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – Side Effects
The Revivalists – All My Friends (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • The sweet sound of the Backstreet Boys is at #1 for a second week, as “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” holds steady, while Paul McCartney has this week’s only top ten entry, up 11-10 with “Come On To Me”. (Didn’t think I’d be saying that in 2018!) Rising from 38-31, Anne-Marie‘s flashback favorite “2002” is the Biggest Mover in the top 40. Snow Patrol debuts at #38 with their eighth top 40 song to date, “Empress”, the highest of two new entries. It follows “Don’t Give In”, which peaked at #14 earlier this year. The two singles can be found on the group’s album Wildness. Australian newcomer Dean Lewis comes in at #40 with “Be Alright”, which is doing more than just alright, as it holds at #1 on iTunes down under. Lewis’s new single impacts at the Hot AC and Triple A radio formats a week from Monday. (“Waves” bubbled under my top 40 earlier this year.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 29, 2018

The Boys are back in town.

DEBUTS
38. Anne-Marie – 2002
37. Zedd & Elley Duhé – Happy Now | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
25. Imagine Dragons – Natural (33)
21. Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ben Rector – Drive (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Jason Mraz – Have It All (07) | PEAK: #04
08. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (08) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (06) | PEAK: #02
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. George Ezra – Shotgun (04) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Younger (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Snow Patrol – Empress (5)
2. Picture This – When We Were Young (4)
3. Josh Groban – Granted (1)
4. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (2)
5. American Authors – Deep Water (6)
6. Daughtry – Deep End (3)
7. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (8)
8. Donovan Woods – Another Way (7)
9. Max George – Barcelona (9)
10. Muse – Something Human (-)

In The Mix:
Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me (new)
MAGIC! – Kiss Me
Max Frost – Good Morning (new)
P!nk – Secrets (new)
Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (new)
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – Side Effects (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • They’ve gone nearly 17 years without a #1 hit on my survey, but Backstreet’s back, alright! Up 2-1, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” puts the Backstreet Boys in the top spot for the first time since 2001’s “Drowning”, and that shatters the record for the longest wait between #1 singles. Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman” maintains the title of Biggest Mover for the second week, soaring from 31-21 in its third week in the countdown. It’s the follow-up to “No Tears Left To Cry”, which got as high as #2 and currently sits at #6. Lastly, there are two new singles in the top 40 this week: “Happy Now” (#37) pairs Zedd and newcomer Elley Duhé, while “2002” (#38) marks a new chart entry for Anne-Marie. “Happy” impacts at the Top 40 format on Tuesday, while “2002” impacts at both the Hot AC and Top 40 formats next Monday and Tuesday.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 22, 2018

All four Greatness.

DEBUTS
40. Mondo Cozmo – Tonight Tonight
38. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
33. Imagine Dragons – Natural | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours (31)
20. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
19. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (09) | PEAK: #07
09. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (08) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Jason Mraz – Have It All (06) | PEAK: #04
06. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (03) | PEAK: #02
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (07) | PEAK: #05
04. George Ezra – Shotgun (05) | PEAK: #04
03. John Mayer – New Light (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Younger (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Josh Groban – Granted (1)
2. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
3. Daughtry – Deep End (3)
4. Picture This – When We Were Young (8)
5. Snow Patrol – Empress (-)
6. American Authors – Deep Water (6)
7. Donovan Woods – Another Way (9)
8. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (-)
9. Max George – Barcelona (10)
10. Zedd & Elley Duhé – Happy Now (-)

In The Mix:
MAGIC! – Kiss Me
Matt Nathanson – Way Way Back
Muse – Something Human (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a fourth (and possibly final) week at the top for “Younger” by A Great Big World, as duo’s current entry loses its bullet on this week’s chart. Still, it’s been a great run for the two men, who now have 15 total weeks at the top over three #1 singles. “High Horse” by Kacey Musgraves (26-20) and “God Is A Woman” by Ariana Grande (37-31) are up six spots this week, tying for the title of Biggest Mover, as three debuts by Imagine Dragons (“Natural”, #33), Panic! At The Disco (“High Hopes”, #38) and Mondo Cozmo (“Tonight Tonight”, #40) take over the lower rungs of the list. The former two singles are building quickly at the Alternative radio format, while the lattermost title recently entered the top 50 on the Triple A chart.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 15, 2018

What’s new in the World?

DEBUTS
37. Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman
35. Justin Timberlake – SoulMate | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Sheryl Crow featuring Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (38)
31. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (29)
17. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (09) | PEAK: #07
08. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (07) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Jason Mraz – Have It All (06) | PEAK: #04
05. George Ezra – Shotgun (05) | PEAK: #05
04. John Mayer – New Light (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (03) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Younger (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Josh Groban – Granted (1)
2. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
3. Daughtry – Deep End (6)
4. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (2)
5. Mondo Cozmo – Tonight Tonight (8)
6. American Authors – Deep Water (7)
7. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (5)
8. Picture This – When We Were Young (10)
9. Donovan Woods – Another Way (9)
10. Max George – Barcelona (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
MAGIC! – Kiss Me
Matt Nathanson – Way Way Back
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Snow Patrol – Empress (new)

Chart Notes:

  • As pop duo A Great Big World maintains their #1 status for the third week with “Younger”, comeback kings the Backstreet Boys are ready to kick them out, advancing 3-2 with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”. Two new tracks crash the top 40, with the new one from Justin Timberlake (“SoulMate”) coming in higher at #35. The song dropped on July 3 as a surprise release. In the radio world, “SoulMate” officially jumps into the top 40 at both the Hot AC and Top 40 formats. Two notches lower, at #37, Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman” bolts onto the countdown, the second radio single from her upcoming Sweetener set. Its music video and lyric video are both in the top ten on YouTube’s Trending chart, with early airplay in several larger markets.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 8, 2018

Another Great week.

DEBUTS
40. Plain White T’s – Your Body
39. Lissie – Castles
38. Sheryl Crow featuring Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You
37. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Cher & Andy Garcia – Fernando (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
29. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (07) | PEAK: #07
08. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
06. Jason Mraz – Have It All (05) | PEAK: #04
05. George Ezra – Shotgun (08) | PEAK: #05
04. John Mayer – New Light (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Younger (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Josh Groban – Granted (1)
2. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (2)
3. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (4)
4. Justin Timberlake – SoulMate (-)
5. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (5)
6. Daughtry – Deep End (7)
7. American Authors – Deep Water (9)
8. Mondo Cozmo – Tonight Tonight (-)
9. Donovan Woods – Another Way (-)
10. Picture This – When We Were Young (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
MAGIC! – Kiss Me (new)
Matt Nathanson – Way Way Back (new)
Max George – Barcelona (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous

Chart Notes:

  • As A Great Big World holds at #1 for the second week with “Younger”, a very solid four debuts enter the top 40, led by “Born To Be Yours” from Kygo and Imagine Dragons at #37. The collaboration is starting to see some nice support at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio, despite the fact that Kygo’s song with Miguel, “Remind Me To Forget”, is garnering iHeartMedia-sponsored airplay (via their On The Verge integration program) at the latter format. A notch lower, entering at #38, Sheryl Crow is back with her first entry in just over 11 years with “Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You”, her first independently-released single to hit my chart. It features Annie Clark, who usually records as St. Vincent. Occupying the #39 and #40 spots, the new radio releases from Lissie and the Plain White T’s also join the pop party, the former with “Castles” and the latter with “Your Body”. Lissie replaces herself in the top 40 this week, as “Best Days” (which reached #4) falls out, while the Plain White T’s are charting here for the first time in nearly five years. (No, it’s not a hot Christina Aguilera cover.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 1, 2018

A worldly chart-topper.

DEBUTS
37. Cher & Andy Garcia – Fernando | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (40)
28. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Rex Orange County with Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (32)
21. Lenny Kravitz – Low (30)
19. Maddie Poppe – Going Going Gone (25)
(see #8 and #9 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (15) | PEAK: #09
08. George Ezra – Shotgun (16) | PEAK: #08
07. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (07) | PEAK: #07
06. John Mayer – New Light (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Jason Mraz – Have It All (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Younger (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Josh Groban – Granted (4)
2. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (2)
3. Celine Dion – Ashes (1)
4. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (5)
5. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (3)
6. Lissie – Castles (8)
7. Daughtry – Deep End (10)
8. Plain White T’s – Your Body (9)
9. American Authors – Deep Water (-)
10. Sheryl Crow featuring Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (-)

In The Mix:
Alessia Cara – Growing Pains
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Donovan Woods – Another Try (new)
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
Picture This – When We Were Young
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Chad King and Ian Axel, better known as A Great Big World, who land their third #1 song on my personal chart with “Younger”, up 3-1. Their longest run at the top so far was in 2014 with “Already Home”, which spent seven weeks there. A pack of three tracks break into the top ten this week, led by George Ezra‘s “Shotgun”, bouncing from 16-8. It recently became his first #1 song in the United Kingdom. This week’s Biggest Mover belongs to last week’s Highest Debut: “Come On To Me” by Paul McCartney, jumping ten spots from 38-28, though Lenny Kravitz‘s “Low” nearly ties that move, as it leaps nine spots from 30-21. The only debut in the top 40, starting at #37, is the radio single from the soundtrack to Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Just under the top 20 on the AC chart, “Fernando”, a cover of Abba‘s 1976 AC and CHR hit, is done by two of the film’s stars: Cher and Andy Garcia. At 72, Cher is the second-oldest female performer to ever make my list, just behind Christine McVie, who was 74 when “In My World” (with Lindsey Buckingham) had its last two weeks in my top 40 last summer. The two acts involved, Abba and Cher, charted in the top 40 of the Hot 100 together just once during the summer of 1974, when the former was in with “Waterloo” and the latter was in with “Train Of Thought”.

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