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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 4, 2010

“You” really got a hold on my top ten.

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 April 4, 2010…

Debuts:
40. KE$HA, “Your Love Is My Drug”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #7 below)

10. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (up 7)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

09. ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful” (up 3)
Album: Pieces (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. LA ROUX, “Bulletproof” (up 3)
Album: La Roux (2009, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6

07. DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, “Red” (up 8)
Album: Love & War (2010, J Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (steady, second week)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

05. CAVO, “Let It Go” (steady, second week)
Album: Bright Nights Bright Days (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

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

03. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 27, 2016

A brand new flashback for you.

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 March 27, 2016…

Debuts:
40. DURAN DURAN featuring KIESZA, “Last Night In The City”
39. DEMI LOVATO, “Stone Cold”
36. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, “HandClap”

Biggest Mover(s):
DAYA, “Sit Still, Look Pretty” (39-32, seven spots)

10. RUTH B, “Lost Boy” (up 2)
Album: The Intro (EP) (2015, Columbia Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. THE 1975, “The Sound” (up 5)
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (2016, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

08. MIKE POSNER, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (up 2)
Album: At Night, Alone. (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man” (down 3)
Album: Tangled Up (2015, Valory/BMLG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New” (up 1)
Album: Brand New (2015, Aptly Named/Caroline/Capitol Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart” (up 1)
Album: Analog Love (2015, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #4

04. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You” (up 1)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. ZAYN, “Pillowtalk” (steady, second week)
Album: Mind Of Mine (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body” (steady, third week)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. TROYE SIVAN, “Youth” (steady, third week)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 23, 2008

Super songs to the rescue.

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 March 23, 2008…

Debuts:
40. COUNTING CROWS, “You Can’t Count On Me”
38. MARIE DIGBY, “Say It Again”
36. BEN LEE, “American Television”

Biggest Mover(s):
JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (31-25, six spots)

10. JOHN MAYER, “Say” (down 1)
Album: Continuum (reissue) (2008, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. JACK JOHNSON, “If I Had Eyes” (up 1)
Album: Sleep Through The Static (2008, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days” (down 2)
Album: Here Right Now (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. ADELE, “Chasing Pavements” (steady, fourth week)
Album: 19 (2008, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

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

05. MAROON 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You” (steady, third week)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. EMERSON HART, “I Wish The Best For You” (steady, third week)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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

02. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “These Hard Times” (up 1)
Album: Exile On Mainstream (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 16, 2014

A magical week in 2014.

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 March 16, 2014…

Debuts:
40. PAOLO NUTINI, “Scream (Funk My Life Up)”

37. BETTER THAN EZRA, “Crazy Lucky”

36. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be”

Biggest Mover(s):
PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Raging Fire” (up 40-29, eleven spots)

10. ERIC HUTCHINSON, “Tell The World” (up 3)
Album: Pure Fiction (2014, Let’s Break Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. KARMIN, “I Want It All” (steady, second week)
Album: Pulses (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. THE 1975, “Settle Down” (up 2)
Album: The 1975 (2013, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. GARY BARLOW & ELTON JOHN, “Face To Face” (steady, second week)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #4

06. GROUPLOVE, “Shark Attack” (down 1)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age” (up 1)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (down 2)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. BASTILLE, “Bad Blood” (up 1)
Album: Bad Blood (2013, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. MAGIC!, “Rude” (up 1)
Album: Don’t Kill The Magic (2014, Latium/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

01. NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (steady, third week)
Album: Pop Psychology (2014, Island Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 4, 2012

“Know” your duets and duos.

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 March 4, 2012…

Debuts:
40. JOHN MAYER, “Shadow Days”

39. SNOW PATROL, “This Isn’t Everything You Are”

Biggest Mover(s):
ADELE, “Rumour Has It” (36-30)
KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (23-17, six spots)

10. NICKELBACK, “Lullaby” (up 1)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. ADAM LAMBERT, “Better Than I Know Myself” (up 3)
Album: Trespassing (2012, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. MAT KEARNEY, “Ships In The Night” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Young Love (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. ONE DIRECTION, “One Thing” (up 2)
Album: Up All Night (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

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

05. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (down 1)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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

03. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (steady, third week)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (steady, third week)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Fairfax/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 1, 2009

The sobering chart stats are here…

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 11 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 1, 2009…

Debuts:
40. DAVID COOK, “Come Back To Me”

39. FRANZ FERDINAND, “No You Girls”
38. MAT KEARNEY, “Closer To Love”

37. THE SATURDAYS, “Just Can’t Get Enough”

Biggest Mover(s):
PET SHOP BOYS, “Love Etc.” (33-20, thirteen spots)

10. KATY PERRY, “Thinking Of You” (up 2)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (up 2)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

08. KAISER CHIEFS, “Good Days Bad Days” (up 1)
Album: Off With Their Heads (2008, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #8

07. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. PINK, “Sober” (down 2)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (up 1)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (down 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (up 2)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (steady, third week)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 25, 2007

There’s “Something” about 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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 25, 2007…

Debuts:
39. THE ALTERNATE ROUTES, “Time Is A Runaway”

38. KAISER CHIEFS, “Ruby”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #8 below)

10. JAMES MORRISON, “You Give Me Something” (up 3)
Album: Undiscovered (2007, Polydor/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. MODEST MOUSE, “Dashboard” (up 8)
Album: We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (up 10)
Album: Meet The Robinsons (Soundtrack) (2007, Walt Disney/Melisma/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

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

06. DAUGHTRY, “It’s Not Over” (up 1)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

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

04. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean” (steady, second week)
Album: Foiled (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #3

03. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose” (steady, second week)
Album: Nothing Left To Lose (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

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

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

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