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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 18, 2016

“Wild” adventures in Chart Land.

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 September 18, 2016…

Debuts:
40. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Roll Up”
39. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts”
38. THE FRAY, “Singing Low”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #5 below)

10. TROYE SIVAN featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Wild” (down 3)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. GAVIN DEGRAW, “She Sets The City On Fire” (up 1)
Album: Something Worth Saving (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. PASSENGER, “Somebody’s Love” (down 3)
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (2016, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. SHAWN MENDES, “Treat You Better” (down 3)
Album: Illuminate (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Goldmine” (up 3)
Album: The Malibu Sessions (2016, PlummyLou/RED Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me” (up 8)
Album: Nobody But Me (2016, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. SERENA RYDER, “Got Your Number” (up 2)
Album: Electric Love (EP) (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. BASTILLE, “Good Grief” (steady, second week)
Album: Wild World (2016, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. PHANTOGRAM, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” (steady, second week)
Album: Three (2016, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. WRABEL, “11 Blocks” (steady, fifth week)
Album: We Could Be Beautiful (EP) (2017, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 7, 2014

The chart hits go Boom!

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 September 7, 2014…

Debuts:
40. COBRA STARSHIP featuring ICONA POP, “Never Been In Love”
39. JESSIE WARE, “Say You Love Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Are You What You Want To Be?” (39-30, nine spots)

10. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Burning Gold” (down 4)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. THE GRISWOLDS, “Beware The Dog” (steady, second week)
Album: Be Impressive (2014, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #9 for four weeks

08. RIXTON, “Wait On Me” (up 2)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for five weeks

07. CHARLI XCX, “Boom Clap” (down 3)
Album: The Fault In Our Stars (Soundtrack) and Sucker (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

06. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Shake It Off” (up 5)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. TRAIN, “Angel In Blue Jeans” (steady, second week)
Album: Bulletproof Picasso (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (down 1)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Don’t” (up 4)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2

02. MAROON 5, “Maps” (steady, second week)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes” (steady, second week)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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September 6, 2019 · 11:59 PM

ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 28, 2005

“Head” of the chart class.

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 August 23, 2005…

Debuts:
40. SIMPLY RED, “Perfect Love”
38. BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH, “When The Night Feels My Song”
31. DANIEL POWTER, “Jimmy Gets High”

Biggest Mover(s):
RACHEL STEVENS, “I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)” (27-14, thirteen spots)

10. DURAN DURAN, “Nice” (up 7)
Album: Astronaut (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. THE KILLERS, “All These Things That I’ve Done” (up 2)
Album: Hot Fuss (2004, Island Records/Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. FEFE DOBSON, “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head” (up 2)
Album: Sunday Love (2006, Island Records/Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. JACK JOHNSON, “Good People” (steady, second week)
Album: In Between Dreams (2005, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. KELLY CLARKSON, “Because Of You” (steady, second week)
Album: Breakaway (2004, RCA Records/RCA Music Group)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH, “One Love” (steady, third week)
Album: Looking For Lucky (2005, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

04. JOSH KELLEY, “Only You” (steady, third week)
Album: Almost Honest (2005, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

03. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (steady, second week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2005, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) + #1 for ten weeks (2006)

02. D.H.T., “Listen To Your Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Listen To Your Heart (2005, Robbins Entertainment)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

01. ROB THOMAS, “This Is How A Heart Breaks” (steady, second week)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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August 30, 2019 · 11:59 PM

ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 23, 2015

A World of chart 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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 23, 2015…

Debuts:
40. CONNELL CRUISE, “Into The Wild”
39. JAMIE LAWSON, “Wasn’t Expecting That”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #5 below)

10. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Go Big Or Go Home” (down 4)
Album: What We Live For (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #4

09. JUKEBOX THE GHOST, “Postcard” (down 2)
Album: Jukebox The Ghost (2015, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

08. GAVIN JAMES, “The Book Of Love” (down 3)
Album: Bitter Pill (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. SHAWN MENDES, “Stitches” (up 1)
Album: Handwritten (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #5

06. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Run Away With Me” (up 5)
Album: E·MO·TION (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

05. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Hold Each Other” (up 7)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. WALK THE MOON, “Different Colors” (down 1)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. RØMANS, “Uh Huh” (down 2)
Album: Overthinking – Pt. 1 (EP) (2015, Roc Nation Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. JOHN NEWMAN, “Come And Get It” (up 2)
Album: Revolve (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. DURAN DURAN featuring JANELLE MONÁE and NILE RODGERS, “Pressure Off” (up 1)
Album: Paper Gods (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 19, 2007

“Far” up this week’s 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 twelve years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 19, 2007…

Debuts:
40. THE ALTERNATE ROUTES, “Ordinary”
39. THREE DAYS GRACE, “Never Too Late”
37. KAISER CHIEFS, “Love’s Not A Competition (But I’m Winning)”
33. GLEN HANSARD & MARKETA IRGLOVA, “Falling Slowly”

Biggest Mover(s):
LIFEHOUSE, “Broken” (39-32, seven spots)

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

09. SARA BAREILLES, “Love Song” (steady, second week)
Album: Little Voice (2007, Epic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. CROWDED HOUSE, “Don’t Stop Now” (steady, second week)
Album: Time On Earth (2007, Capitol Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Everything” (down 2)
Album: Call Me Irresponsible (2007, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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

05. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “The Great Escape” (up 1)
Album: Boys Like Girls (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

04. LIFEHOUSE, “First Time” (down 1)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2

03. ROZ BELL, “Yesterday Man” (down 1)
Album: The First Sunbeams (2007, Universal Records – Canada)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. DARREN HAYES, “On The Verge Of Something Wonderful” (up 2)
Album: This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007, Powdered Sugar Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. EMERSON HART, “If You’re Gonna Leave” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 13, 2017

One direction to the top of my 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 two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 13, 2017…

Debuts:
39. JAMES TW, “Please Keep Loving Me”
38. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect”
35. P!NK, “What About Us”

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

10. HARRY STYLES, “Two Ghosts” (up 6)
Album: Harry Styles (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

09. MILEY CYRUS, “Malibu” (down 2)
Album: Younger Now (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #2

08. HAIM, “Want You Back” (down 3)
Album: Something To Tell You (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

07. KESHA, “Praying” (up 8)
Album: Rainbow (2017, Kemosabe/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. ANDY GRAMMER featuring LUNCHMONEY LEWIS, “Give Love” (up 4)
Album: The Good Parts (2017, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #5

05. GEORGE EZRA, “Don’t Matter Now” (up 1)
Album: Staying At Tamara’s (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. JULIA MICHAELS, “Uh Huh” (steady, second week)
Album: Nervous System (EP) (2017, Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. ARCADE FIRE, “Everything Now” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Everything Now (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. LIAM PAYNE featuring QUAVO, “Strip That Down” (steady, third week)
Album: (single only) (2017, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. NIALL HORAN, “Slow Hands” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 5, 2012

Landing “Close” to the top of my 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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 5, 2012…

Debuts:
40. CHEYENNE JACKSON, “Before You”
39. KARMIN, “Hello”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE SCRIPT featuring WILL.I.AM, “Hall Of Fame” (36-24)
NO DOUBT, “Settle Down” (24-12, twelve spots)

10. P!NK, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” (up 2)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

09. CHRIS WALLACE, “Remember When (Push Rewind)” (up 1)
Album: Push Rewind (2012, ThinkSay Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

08. ALEX CLARE, “Too Close” (up 1)
Album: The Lateness Of The Hour (2012, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #7

07. MAROON 5, “Payphone” (down 2)
Album: Overexposed (2012, A&M/Octone/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Good Time” (up 1)
Album: The Midsummer Station (2012, Republic Records) and Kiss (2012, 604/School Boy/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “She’s So Mean” (up 1)
Album: North (2012, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

04. KATY PERRY, “Wide Awake” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. TRAIN, “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” (steady, second week)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

02. GROUPLOVE, “Tongue Tied” (steady, third week)
Album: Never Trust A Happy Song (2011, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

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