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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 21, 2013

“Easy” choices for my top picks.

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 July 21, 2013…

Debuts:
40. TOAD THE WET SPROCKET, “New Constellation”
39. ONE DIRECTION, “Best Song Ever”
36. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN, “Everything Has Changed”

Biggest Mover(s):
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Take Back The Night” (37-25, twelve spots)

10. SHEPPARD, “Let Me Down Easy” (steady, second week)
Album: Sheppard (EP) (2012, Empire Of Song Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. TRAIN featuring ASHLEY MONROE, “Bruises” (up 2)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “What If” (up 4)
Album: Bookmarks (2013, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. MAROON 5, “Love Somebody” (steady, second week)
Album: Overexposed (2012, A&M/Octone/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. BRUNO MARS, “Treasure” (down 2)
Album: Unorthodox Jukebox (2012, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

05. SARA BAREILLES, “Brave” (steady, third week)
Album: The Blessed Unrest (2013, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

04. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (down 1)
Album: Random Access Memories (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

03. P!NK featuring LILY ROSE COOPER, “True Love” (up 3)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Her Favorite Song” (steady, second week)
Album: Where Does This Door Go (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (steady, eleventh week)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 16, 2006

Not a “Bad” way to start the weekend.

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 July 16, 2006…

Debuts:
40. LANDON PIGG, “Can’t Let Go”
38. JOJO, “Too Little Too Late”
30. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life”

Biggest Mover(s):
DARREN HAYES, “Unlovable” (27-12, fifteen spots)

10. GIN BLOSSOMS, “Learning The Hard Way” (steady, second week)
Album: Major Lodge Victory (2006, Hybrid Records)
Peak: #10 for six weeks

09. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Move Along” (down 4)
Album: Move Along (2005, Doghouse/Interscope Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

08. JOHN MAYER, “Waiting On The World To Change” (up 1)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Ain’t No Other Man” (up 1)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

06. SNOW PATROL, “Chasing Cars” (up 1)
Album: Eyes Open (2006, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

05. PET SHOP BOYS, “Minimal” (up 1)
Album: Fundamental (2006, Rhino Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. KEANE, “Is It Any Wonder?” (down 1)
Album: Under The Iron Sea (2006, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. JAMES BLUNT, “High” (up 1)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

02. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “The Riddle (You And I)” (down 1)
Album: Two Lights (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 4, 2004

Not “Out” of 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 July 4, 2004…

Debuts:
39. KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway”
38. TOBY LIGHTMAN, “Real Love”
37. SKYE SWEETNAM, “Tangled Up In Me”
34. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985”
(see #2 below)

Biggest Mover(s):
MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (30-18, twelve spots)

10. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

09. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (steady, second week)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. HILARY & HAYLIE DUFF, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (steady, second week)
Album: A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

07. MIS-TEEQ, “Scandalous” (down 2)
Album: Mis-Teeq (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5

06. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (steady, second week)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (down 3)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, Or Music/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

03. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (debut)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 27, 2010

“Water” you waiting for? Check out the chart…

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 June 27, 2010…

Debuts:
40. NEON TREES, “Animal”
28. MAROON 5, “Misery”

Biggest Mover:
BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (39-31, eight spots)

10. TRAIN, “If It’s Love” (up 2)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (20o9, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

09. KE$HA, “Your Love Is My Drug” (up 2)
Album: Animal (2010, Kemosabe/RCA Records)
Peak: #8

08. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (down 3)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. JACK JOHNSON, “You And Your Heart” (down 3)
Album: To The Sea (2010, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. MIKE POSNER, “Cooler Than Me” (steady, third week)
Album: 31 Minutes To Takeoff (2010, J Records)
Peak: #4

05. JOHN MAYER featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Half Of My Heart” (up 4)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (up 3)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. ROB THOMAS, “Mockingbird” (steady, second week)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

01. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (up 1)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 22, 2003

Fighting for chart glory.

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 16 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 22, 2003…

Debuts:
39. BIG BROVAZ, “Favourite Things”
38. SARAI, “Ladies”
33. SUGAR RAY, “Is She Really Going Out With Him?”
27. MICHAEL MCDONALD, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”

Biggest Movers:
LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (35-28)
BEYONCÉ featuring JAY-Z, “Crazy In Love” (21-14, seven spots)

10. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Fighter” (steady, second week)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. JASON MRAZ, “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” (down 2)
Album: Waiting For My Rocket To Come (2002, Elektra Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

08. HILARY DUFF, “Why Not” (up 1)
Album: The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Soundtrack) (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #8

07. LILLIX, “It’s About Time” (up 1)
Album: Falling Uphill (2003, Maverick Records)
Peak: #7

06. JEWEL, “Intuition” (down 5)
Album: 0304 (2003, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Where Is The Love?” (steady, third week)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M Records)
Peak: #4

04. THALIA featuring FAT JOE, “I Want You” (up 2)
Album: Thalia (2003, Virgin Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Miss Independent” (steady, third week)
Album: Thankful (2003, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. BOOMKAT, “What U Do 2 Me” (up 2)
Album: Boomkatalog.One (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Swing, Swing” (up 1)
Album: The All-American Rejects (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 14, 2009

The “Show” must grow on.

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 June 14, 2009…

Debuts:
40. DAVID GUETTA featuring KELLY ROWLAND, “When Love Takes Over”
39. COBRA STARSHIP featuring LEIGHTON MEESTER, “Good Girls Go Bad”
31. GARY GO, “Wonderful”

Biggest Movers:
DAUGHTRY, “No Surprise” (25-17, eight spots)

10. MAT KEARNEY, “Closer To Love” (down 1)
Album: City of Black & White (2009, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #6

09. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “Funny The Way It Is” (up 1)
Album: Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King (2009, RCA Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. THE FRAY, “Never Say Never” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

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

06. CAROLINA LIAR, “Show Me What I’m Looking For” (up 1)
Album: Coming To Terms (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. NICKELBACK, “If Today Was Your Last Day” (steady, second week)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

04. PINK, “Please Don’t Leave Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace/Zomba Records)
Peak: #2

03. DAVID COOK, “Come Back To Me” (down 1)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. SHINEDOWN, “Second Chance” (up 1)
Album: The Sound Of Madness (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. ROB THOMAS, “Her Diamonds” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 8, 2008

“4” the nostalgia.

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 June 8, 2008…

Debuts:
40. ECHO JET, “Wave”
39. DAVE BARNES, “Until You”
38. GAVIN ROSSDALE, “Love Remains The Same”

Biggest Mover(s):
COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (36-15, 21 spots)

10. 3 DOORS DOWN, “It’s Not My Time” (up 6)
Album: 3 Doors Down (2008, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #10 for four weeks

09. WEEZER, “Pork And Beans” (up 2)
Album: Weezer (Red Album) (2008, Geffen Records)
Peak: #8

08. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life” (up 9)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, “Summertime” (steady, second week)
Album: The Block (2008, Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

06. MADONNA featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “4 Minutes” (down 2)
Album: Hard Candy (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. GAVIN DEGRAW, “In Love With A Girl” (up 1)
Album: Gavin DeGraw (2008, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Realize” (up 1)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

03. DUFFY, “Mercy” (steady, third week)
Album: Rockferry (2008, Mercury/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

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

01. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, 14th week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

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