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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 19, 2014

“Go” back to 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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 19, 2014…

Debuts:
40. EMERSON HART, “The Best That I Can Give”
34. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age”

Biggest Mover(s):
NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (39-26, thirteen spots)

10. THE 1975, “Girls” (down 3)
Album: The 1975 (2013, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. BOY & BEAR, “Southern Sun” (up 1)
Album: Harlequin Dream (2013, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

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

07. MAGIC!, “Rude” (up 4)
Album: Don’t Kill The Magic (2014, Latium/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

06. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (up 2)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (steady, second week)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records – U.K.)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

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

03. THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (steady, second week)
Album: Helios (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 17, 2016

Let them eat “Cake”.

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 January 17, 2016…

Debuts:
40. BRIAN FALLON, “A Wonderful Life”
38. MIIKE SNOW, “Genghis Khan”
37. RUTH B, “Lost Boy”

Biggest Mover(s):
MIKE POSNER, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (38-28, ten spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “Piece By Piece” (steady, second week)
Album: Piece By Piece (2015, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Drink You Away” (steady, second week)
Album: The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. ADAM LAMBERT, “Another Lonely Night” (steady, second week)
Album: The Original High (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

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

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

05. THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man” (up 2)
Album: Tangled Up (2015, Valory Music/BMLG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

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

02. ADELE, “When We Were Young” (steady, second week)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 4, 2004

Cleanin’ up 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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 4, 2004…

Debuts:
38. RAVEN-SYMONE, “Superstition”
27. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Eight Easy Steps”

Biggest Mover(s):
THREE DAYS GRACE, “(I Hate) Everything About You” (29-16, thirteen spots)

10. MAROON 5, “This Love” (up 9)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, J/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

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

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “The Trouble With Love Is” (up 3)
Album: Thankful (2003, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #4

07. ALICIA KEYS, “You Don’t Know My Name” (up 2)
Album: The Diary Of Alicia Keys (2003, J Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 30, 2012

“On” the charts.

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 30, 2012…

Debuts:
39. LAWSON, “Learn To Love Again”
37. COLBIE CAILLAT featuring GAVIN DEGRAW, “We Both Know”
34. ONEREPUBLIC, “If I Lose Myself”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRITT NICOLE, “Gold” (32-24, eight spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE featuring NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Between The Raindrops” (down 3)
Album: Almería (2012, Geffen Records)
Peak: #7

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Catch My Breath” (steady, second week)
Album: Greatest Hits – Chapter One (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

08. TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (up 2)
Album: Red (2012, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. THE SCRIPT, “Six Degrees Of Separation” (up 1)
Album: #3 (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

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

05. JASON MRAZ, “93 Million Miles” (up 1)
Album: Love Is A Four Letter Word (2012, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

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

03. OLLY MURS, “Troublemaker” (steady, third week)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. P!NK, “Try” (steady, third week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 24, 2006

One word says it all.

Hurtin’ for 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 eleven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 24, 2006…

Debuts:
34. THE FRAY, “Look After You”
33. DIXIE CHICKS, “The Long Way Around”
32. CARBON LEAF, “Comfort”

Biggest Mover(s):
REGINA SPEKTOR, “Fidelity” (33-25, eight spots)

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

09. JOHN MAYER, “Belief” (steady, third week)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

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

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

06. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Hurt” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Streetcorner Symphony” (down 3)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

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

02. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 14, 2008

Digging into the “Best” music.

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 14, 2008…

Debuts:
40. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear”
39. KATY PERRY, “Thinking Of You”
36. GERALDINE MCQUEEN, “Once Upon A Christmas Song”
32. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus”

Biggest Mover(s):
HINDER, “Without You” (30-22, eight spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Best Of Me” (up 1)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for five weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (up 5)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. PINK, “So What” (down 2)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Keeps Gettin’ Better” (up 1)
Album: Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade Of Hits (2008, RCA Records)
Peak: #7

06. THE KILLERS, “Human” (up 1)
Album: Day & Age (2008, Island Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Gives You Hell” (steady, second week)
Album: When The World Comes Down (2008, DGC/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (down 1)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

02. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (steady, third week)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Womanizer” (steady, third week)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 13, 2009

Breaking into 2009’s best.

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 December 13, 2009…

Debuts:
38. JARON & THE LONG ROAD TO LOVE, “Pray For You”
37. THE FRAY, “Syndicate”
36. JOSHUA RADIN, “I’d Rather Be With You” (re-entry)
27. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now”

Biggest Mover(s):
DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (23-12, eleven spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (up 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

09. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates” (up 1)
Album: The Fall (2009, Blue Note Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. NICKELBACK, “Never Gonna Be Alone” (down 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

07. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Maybe” (up 1)
Album: Everybody (2009, Cabin 24 Records)
Peak: #7

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

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

04. TRAIN, “Hey, Soul Sister” (up 2)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

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

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

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

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