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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 16, 2011

Flooding the charts with hits.

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 January 16, 2011…

Debuts:
40. MIRANDA COSGROVE, “Dancing Crazy”
36. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Hold It Against Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
AVRIL LAVIGNE, “What The Hell” (36-32)
SARA BAREILLES, “Uncharted” (33-29, four spots)
(see #8 below)

10. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (up 1)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

09. THE SCRIPT, “For The First Time” (down 4)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #3

08. TAKE THAT, “The Flood” (up 4)
Album: Progress (2010, Polydor Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. TRAIN, “Marry Me” (up 3)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

06. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (down 3)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

05. LEE DEWYZE, “Sweet Serendipity” (up 1)
Album: Live It Up (2010, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

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

03. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World” (up 1)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Records Nashville)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. P!NK, “Raise Your Glass” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “Firework” (steady, third week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 6, 2008

The “Best” songs in the “World”.

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 January 6, 2008…

Debuts:
39. EDDIE VEDDER, “Hard Sun”

Biggest Mover(s):
JACK JOHNSON, “If I Had Eyes” (up 40-34, six spots)

10. DAVID GRAY, “You’re The World To Me” (up 1)
Album: Greatest Hits (2007, ATO/RED Records)
Peak: #10

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

08. ONEREPUBLIC, “Stop And Stare” (up 1)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

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

06. DURAN DURAN, “Falling Down” (down 1)
Album: Red Carpet Massacre (2007, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

05. ROZ BELL, “Papercut” (up 1)
Album: The First Sunbeams (2007, Universal Records – Canada)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

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

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

02. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days” (steady, second week)
Album: Here Right Now (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. TIMBALAND presents ONEREPUBLIC, “Apologize” (steady, third week)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 28, 2003

“Name” those big hits.

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 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 28, 2003…

Debuts:
39. WIDELIFE featuring SIMONE DENNY, “All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)”
37. USHER featuring LUDACRIS & LIL’ JON, “Yeah!”
35. LIZ PHAIR, “Extraordinary”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAROON 5, “This Love” (36-19, 17 spots)

10. NO DOUBT, “It’s My Life” (down 4)
Album: The Singles 1992–2003 (2003, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

09. ALICIA KEYS, “You Don’t Know My Name” (up 8)
Album: The Diary Of Alicia Keys (2003, J Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. TRAIN, “When I Look To The Sky” (down 1)
Album: My Private Nation (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

07. HILARY DUFF, “Come Clean” (up 9)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Hold On” (up 4)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down” (down 3)
Album: A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003, Vagrant Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. LINKIN PARK, “Numb” (down 1)
Album: Meteora (2003, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. PINK, “God Is A DJ” (up 1)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #3

02. EAMON, “F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)” (up 3)
Album: I Don’t Want You Back (2004, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (steady, second week)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 22, 2013

The “Best” bops of 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 December 22, 2013…

Debuts:
40. BASTILLE, “Bad Blood”
39. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Reach Out Richard”
38. PETER THOMAS featuring BETTY WHO, “All Of You”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAGIC!, “Rude” (33-26, seven spots)

10. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (up 1)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

09. DAUGHTRY, “Waiting For Superman” (down 1)
Album: Baptized (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #6

08. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (up 4)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (down 2)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (up 1)
Album: Helios (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (up 1)
Album: All This Bad Blood (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (down 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. THE 1975, “Girls” (steady, second week)
Album: The 1975 (2013, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Say Something” (up 2)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Black Magnetic/Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (steady, second week)
Album: Midnight Memories (2013, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 13, 2015

Lighting up the charts in 2015.

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 13, 2015…

Debuts:
40. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Pride”
39. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Oasis”
37. MICHAEL BUBLE, “The More You Give (The More You’ll Have)”

Biggest Mover(s):
ADELE, “When We Were Young” (35-21, fourteen spots)

10. GWEN STEFANI, “Used To Love You” (up 1)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

09. ROB THOMAS, “Hold On Forever” (up 1)
Album: The Great Unknown (2015, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #9

08. DNCE, “Cake By The Ocean” (up 1)
Album: DNCE (2016, Republic Records)
Peak: #4

07. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “High Dive” (down 3)
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (2015, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. THE 1975, “Love Me” (steady, second week)
Album: I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (2015, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. ONE DIRECTION, “Perfect” (up 2)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

04. BANNERS, “Shine A Light” (up 1)
Album: BANNERS (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #4

03. COLDPLAY, “Adventure Of A Lifetime” (steady, second week)
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams (2015, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. ELLIE GOULDING, “On My Mind” (steady, third week)
Album: Delirium (2015, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. ADELE, “Hello” (steady, fourth week)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 6, 2009

Break out the soft pop hits.

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 6, 2009…

Debuts:
40. COBRA STARSHIP, “Hot Mess”
38. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare”

Biggest Mover(s):
ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (38-27, eleven spots)

10. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates” (up 2)
Album: The Fall (2009, Blue Note Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Chances” (steady, second week)
Album: Slice (2009, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Maybe” (steady, second week)
Album: Everybody (2009, Cabin 24 Records)
Peak: #7

07. NICKELBACK, “Never Gonna Be Alone” (steady, third week)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

06. TRAIN, “Hey, Soul Sister” (steady, second week)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Someday” (down 1)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (down 2)
Album: Crazy Love (2009, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

03. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (up 2)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. KELLY CLARKSON, “Already Gone” (up 1)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

01. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (steady, second week)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 2, 2012

“Try” to picture this playlist.

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 December 2, 2012…

Debuts:
40. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring BLAKE SHELTON, “Just A Fool”

Biggest Mover(s):
TRAIN, “Mermaid” (up 37-25, twelve spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE featuring NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Between The Raindrops” (up 1)
Album: Almería (2012, Geffen Records)
Peak: #7

09. OLLY MURS, “Troublemaker” (up 5)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. JASON MRAZ, “93 Million Miles” (up 2)
Album: Love Is A Four Letter Word (2012, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

07. THE SCRIPT featuring WILL.I.AM, “Hall Of Fame” (down 2)
Album: #3 (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. ANDY GRAMMER, “Miss Me” (down 2)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. ONE DIRECTION, “Live While We’re Young” (down 2)
Album: Take Me Home (2012, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

04. ROBBIE WILLIAMS, “Candy” (up 2)
Album: Take The Crown (2012, Farrell Music/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. P!NK, “Try” (up 4)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. ADELE, “Skyfall” (down 1)
Album: Skyfall – Single (2012, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. FUN., “Carry On” (up 1)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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