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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 25, 2014

“Already” four years ago.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 25, 2014…

Debuts:
39. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Believer”
38. MILKY CHANCE, “Stolen Dance”
35. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane”

Biggest Movers:
COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (26-18, eight spots)

10. OH HONEY, “Be Okay” (up 1)
Album: With Love (EP) (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #10

09. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (steady, second week)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

08. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (steady, second week)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (down 3)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (down 1)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

05. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (up 2)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

04. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (up 2)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (steady, second week)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, third week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 23, 2010

Music was universal in 2010.

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 May 23, 2010…

Debuts:
40. SCISSOR SISTERS, “Fire With Fire”
39. ROONEY, “I Can’t Get Enough”

Biggest Mover(s):
KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (33-21, twelve spots)

10. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Not Myself Tonight” (up 2)
Album: Bionic (2010, RCA Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. TONIC, “Release Me” (up 1)
Album: Tonic (2010, 429/SLG Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “American Honey” (down 2)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. KEANE featuring K’NAAN, “Stop For A Minute” (steady, third week)
Album: Night Train (2010, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

06. JACK JOHNSON, “You And Your Heart” (up 2)
Album: To The Sea (2010, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

05. DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, “Red” (down 1)
Album: Love & War (2010, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (up 1)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

03. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Never Told You” (steady, second week)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

02. NICKELBACK, “This Afternoon” (steady, second week)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (steady, third week)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 13, 2007

Simply top ten records.

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 May 13, 2007…

Debuts:
39. LIFEHOUSE, “First Time”
38. SIMPLY RED, “Stay”
34. BRANDON HEATH, “I’m Not Who I Was”
30. DARREN HAYES, “Step Into The Light”

Biggest Mover(s):
DBCLIFFORD, “Don’t Wanna” (21-11, ten spots)

10. LILY ALLEN, “Smile” (down 1)
Album: Alright, Still (2006, Capitol Records)
Peak: #9

09. JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beautiful Disaster” (up 1)
Album: Indiana (2007, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #6

08. ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (down 2)
Album: Meet The Robinsons (Soundtrack) (2007, Walt Disney/Melisma/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

07. DBCLIFFORD, “Simple Things” (steady, second week)
Album: Recyclable (2007, Sony BMG Records – Canada)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. ELLIOTT YAMIN, “Wait For You” (up 2)
Album: Elliott Yamin (2007, Hickory/RED Records)
Peak: #5

05. DARREN HAYES, “Who Would Have Thought?” (steady, second week)
Album: This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007, Powdered Sugar Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. KAISER CHIEFS, “Ruby” (steady, second week)
Album: Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. JAMES MORRISON, “You Give Me Something” (steady, second week)
Album: Undiscovered (2007, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. NICKELBACK, “If Everyone Cared” (steady, second week)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. MAROON 5, “Makes Me Wonder” (steady, seventh week)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 4, 2008

Makin’ the flashback Last.

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 4, 2008…

Debuts:
40. DEF LEPPARD featuring TIM MCGRAW, “Nine Lives”
39. DAVID GUETTA featuring CHRIS WILLIS, “Love Is Gone”

Biggest Mover(s):
WEEZER, “Pork And Beans” (35-25, ten spots – see #6 below)

10. GAVIN DEGRAW, “In Love With A Girl” (steady, second week)
Album: Gavin DeGraw (2008, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

09. ADELE, “Chasing Pavements” (down 2)
Album: 19 (2008, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. LIFEHOUSE, “Whatever It Takes” (down 2)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. FERRAS, “Hollywood’s Not America” (up 1)
Album: Aliens & Rainbows (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

06. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (up 10)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic/RRP Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

05. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “These Hard Times” (down 2)
Album: Exile On Mainstream (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. THE LAST GOODNIGHT, “Stay Beautiful” (up 1)
Album: Poison Kiss (2007, Virgin Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. THE BRAVERY, “Believe” (up 1)
Album: The Sun And The Moon (2007, Island Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. R.E.M., “Supernatural Superserious” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Accelerate (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

01. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, ninth week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 29, 2012

“Back” to 2012.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 29, 2012…

Debuts:
40. ADAM LAMBERT, “Never Close Our Eyes”
39. ALEX CLARE, “Too Close”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAROON 5, “Payphone” (28-18, ten spots)

10. KARMIN, “Brokenhearted” (up 2)
Album: Hello (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

09. DANIEL POWTER, “Cupid” (up 5)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, International Solutions/Avex/Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

08. OLLY MURS, “Oh My Goodness” (down 1)
Album: Right Place Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

07. KEANE, “Silenced By The Night” (up 1)
Album: Strangeland (2012, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (steady, third week)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. TRAIN, “Drive By” (down 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (up 1)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

02. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (down 1)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (up 1)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 24, 2005

Another Day, another hit.

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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 24, 2005…

Debuts:
40. MARIAH CAREY, “We Belong Together”
38. THE WALLFLOWERS, “Beautiful Side Of Somewhere”
29. CARBON LEAF, “What About Everything”

Biggest Mover(s):
BACKSTREET BOYS, “Incomplete” (28-22)
AVION, “Beautiful” (20-14)
LOW MILLIONS, “Statue” (18-12, six spots)

10. KEANE, “Everybody’s Changing” (steady, second week)
Album: Hopes And Fears (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

09. BRYAN ADAMS, “This Side Of Paradise” (up 3)
Album: Room Service (2004, Mercury Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. THE KILLERS, “Mr. Brightside” (down 4)
Album: Hot Fuss (2004, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. TIM MCGRAW, “Live Like You Were Dying” (down 4)
Album: Live Like You Were Dying (2004, Curb Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

06. HALL & OATES, “I Can Dream About You” (up 2)
Album: Our Kind Of Soul (2004, U-Watch Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “American Baby” (up 2)
Album: Stand Up (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

04. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Chariot” (up 2)
Album: Chariot (2003, J Records)
Peak: #2

03. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Home” (up 2)
Album: It’s Time (2005, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. HOWIE DAY, “Collide” (steady, second week)
Album: Stop All The World Now (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. DURAN DURAN, “What Happens Tomorrow” (steady, second week)
Album: Astronaut (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 17, 2011

How well did they

“Something” about these bops…

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 17, 2011…

Debuts:
40. OWL CITY, “Alligator Sky”
39. BC JEAN, “I’ll Survive You”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE CARS, “Sad Song” (27-20, seven spots)

10. SARA BAREILLES, “Uncharted” (up 3)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #10

09. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep” (down 3)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

08. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Do” (up 1)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. THE BAND PERRY, “If I Die Young” (steady, second week)
Album: The Band Perry (2010, Republic Nashville Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. PARACHUTE, “Something To Believe In (Jeremiah)” (up 2)
Album: The Way It Was (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. JESSIE J featuring B.O.B, “Price Tag” (steady, second week)
Album: Who You Are (2011, Lava/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

04. PINK, “F**kin’ Perfect” (down 2)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (steady, second week)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

02. JASON ALDEAN featuring KELLY CLARKSON, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (up 2)
Album: My Kinda Party (2010, Broken Bow Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. DURAN DURAN, “All You Need Is Now” (steady, second week)
Album: All You Need Is Now (2010, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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