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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 12, 2006

Saving the charts in 2006.

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 November 12, 2006…

Debuts:
40. JOHN MAYER, “Belief”

Biggest Mover(s):
VANESSA HUDGENS, “Come Back To Me” (up 30-21, nine spots)

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

09. SCISSOR SISTERS, “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'” (down 2)
Album: Ta-Dah (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. SNOW PATROL, “Chasing Cars” (steady, third week)
Album: Eyes Open (2006, A&M Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. ROB THOMAS, “Streetcorner Symphony” (up 2)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (steady, third week)
Album: All The Stars And Boulevards (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

05. EVANESCENCE, “Call Me When You’re Sober” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Open Door (2006, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #4

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

03. JOHN MAYER, “Waiting On The World To Change” (down 2)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (steady, second week)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

01. NICKELBACK, “Far Away” (up 2)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 5, 2017

A “New” week of flashbacks.

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 two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 5, 2017…

Debuts:
(none)

Biggest Mover(s):
HARRY STYLES, “Kiwi” (27-19, eight spots)

10. U2, “You’re The Best Thing About Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Songs Of Experience (2017, Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

09. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Miles” (steady, second week)
Album: Collateral (2018, Interscope Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Look What You Made Me Do” (down 3)
Album: Reputation (2017, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do” (steady, second week)
Album: Red Pill Blues (2017, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6

06. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (up 2)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot” (up 1)
Album: What If Nothing (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. P!NK, “What About Us” (down 3)
Album: Beautiful Trauma (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect” (up 1)
Album: ÷ (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2

02. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft” (steady, third week)
Album: Meaning Of Life (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. DUA LIPA, “New Rules” (up 2)
Album: Dua Lipa (2017, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 27, 2013

Worldly hits in the 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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 27, 2013…

Debuts:
40. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker”
38. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (40-26, 14 spots)

10. EMELI SANDÉ, “My Kind Of Love” (up 2)
Album: Our Version Of Events (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

09. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (steady, second week)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (up 3)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem” (steady, third week)
Album: A Bad Girl In Harlem (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2

06. KATY PERRY, “Roar” (down 3)
Album: Prism (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World” (down 1)
Album: Night Visions (2012, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

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

03. PASSENGER, “Holes” (down 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue” (up 3)
Album: Sheppard (EP) (2012, Empire Of Song/MGM Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. COLDPLAY, “Atlas” (steady, third week)
Album: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 16, 2011

“Nothing” like a flashback.

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 October 16, 2011…

Debuts:
40. CADY GROVES, “This Little Girl”
39. EVANESCENCE, “My Heart Is Broken”
38. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Wish You Were Here”
33. THE FRAY, “Heartbeat”

Biggest Mover(s):
KATY PERRY, “The One That Got Away” (38-30)
DAUGHTRY, “Crawling Back To You” (27-19, eight spots)

10. BLAKE SHELTON, “God Gave Me You” (steady, second week)
Album: Red River Blue (2011, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Mr. Know It All” (up 3)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

08. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “We Owned The Night” (up 6)
Album: Own The Night (2011, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

07. OLLY MURS, “Heart Skips A Beat” (down 1)
Album: In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, Syco/Epic Records – U.K.) and Right Place Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6

06. WILL YOUNG, “Jealousy” (down 3)
Album: Echoes (2011, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Brighter Than The Sun” (down 1)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. COLDPLAY, “Paradise” (up 5)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. ONE DIRECTION, “What Makes You Beautiful” (up 2)
Album: Up All Night (2011, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “Nothing” (down 1)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. ADELE, “Someone Like You” (up 1)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 10, 2004

A good Day for a flashback.

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 October 10, 2004:

Debuts:
40. MAROON 5, “Sunday Morning”
39. JET, “Look What You’ve Done”
36. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Give A Little Bit”
34. MARC BROUSSARD, “Where You Are”

Biggest Mover(s):
GWEN STEFANI, “What You Waiting For?” (34-21, thirteen spots)

10. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (down 3)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. BRYAN ADAMS, “Open Road” (up 4)
Album: Room Service (2004, Mercury Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (down 3)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

07. GREEN DAY, “American Idiot” (up 4)
Album: American Idiot (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (steady, second week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

05. PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” (up 5)
Album: Love Songs: A Compilation… Old And New (2004, Atlantic/Rhino Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (steady, second week)
Album: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records) and Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

03. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses” (steady, second week)
Album: Harmonium (2004, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2

02. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move” (steady, second week)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. U2, “Vertigo” (steady, second week)
Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 4, 2009

We’ve “Gone” back again.

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 October 4, 2009…

Debuts:
39. LEONA LEWIS, “Happy”

Biggest Mover(s):
NICKELBACK, “Never Gonna Be Alone” (37-25, twelve spots)

10. TRAIN, “Hey, Soul Sister” (up 1)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

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

08. DAUGHTRY, “No Surprise” (down 3)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. UNCLE KRACKER, “Smile” (steady, second week)
Album: Happy Hour (2009, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. MIKA, “We Are Golden” (steady, second week)
Album: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (2009, Casablanca/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Belong With Me” (down 1)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (up 5)
Album: Crazy Love (2009, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

03. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Fallin’ For You” (steady, second week)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

01. GARY GO, “Wonderful” (steady, third week)
Album: Gary Go (2008, Decca Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 28, 2003

Moore songs for your pleasure.

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 September 28, 2003:

Debuts:
36. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Shut Up”
33. CONTACT, “Working Girl”
32. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down”

Biggest Mover(s):
CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (33-22, eleven spots)

10. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (down 3)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (down 1)
Album: Liz Phair (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

08. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (down 5)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (up 2)
Album: Coverage (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

06. PINK, “Trouble” (up 4)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (up 1)
Album: My Soul (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Republic/Universal Records)
Peak: #4

03. DIDO, “White Flag” (up 1)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (steady, second week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (steady, second week)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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