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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 20, 2009

A “Wonderful” look at 2009.

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 September 20, 2009…

Debuts:
40. MARIAH CAREY, “I Want To Know What Love Is”
39. NICKELBACK, “Never Gonna Be Alone”

Biggest Mover(s):
MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (29-17, twelve spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “Already Gone” (up 4)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

09. GREEN DAY, “21 Guns” (down 2)
Album: 21st Century Breakdown (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

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

07. MIKA, “We Are Golden” (up 3)
Album: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (2009, Casablanca/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

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

05. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “Love Drunk” (down 2)
Album: Love Drunk (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

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

02. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Chances” (up 3)
Album: Slice (2009, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. GARY GO, “Wonderful” (up 3)
Album: Gary Go (2008, Decca Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 11, 2011

Who’s “Above” whom?

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 September 11, 2011…

Debuts:
40. MICHAEL AFRICK, “Make It Loud”
39. DARREN HAYES, “Bloodstained Heart”

Biggest Mover(s):
KELLY CLARKSON, “Mr. Know It All” (38-33)
DARREN HAYES, “Black Out The Sun” (35-30)
LADY ANTEBELLUM, “We Owned The Night” (31-26, five spots)

10. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Not Over You” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Sweeter (2011, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. BRITNEY SPEARS, “I Wanna Go” (down 1)
Album: Femme Fatale (2011, Jive Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

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

07. REEVE CARNEY featuring BONO & THE EDGE, “Rise Above 1” (steady, second week)
Album: Music from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2011, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. DARREN HAYES, “Talk Talk Talk” (down 1)
Album: Secret Codes and Battleships (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Just A Kiss” (down 1)
Album: Own The Night (2011, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #2

04. COLDPLAY, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” (down 2)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Parlophone/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

03. ADELE, “Someone Like You” (up 3)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

01. MAROON 5 featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Moves Like Jagger” (steady, third week)
Album: Hands All Over (re-issue) (2011, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 6, 2015

“Run Away” into the past with us!

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 September 6, 2015…

Debuts:
40. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “High Dive”
39. MAROON 5, “Feelings”

Biggest Mover(s):
GAVIN JAMES, “Bitter Pill” (30-20, ten spots)

10. X AMBASSADORS, “Renegades” (up 1)
Album: VHS (2015, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

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

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

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

06. ONE DIRECTION, “Drag Me Down” (up 2)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

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

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 31, 2003

“Can’t” believe it’s been 14 years!

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 fourteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 31, 2003…

Debuts:
30. UNCLE KRACKER, “Memphis Soul Song”
29. JASON MRAZ, “You And I Both”
25. O.A.R., “Hey Girl”

Biggest Mover(s):
MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (30-15, fiifteen spots)

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

09. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4

08. LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (up 3)
Album: Liz Phair (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

07. FEFE DOBSON, “Take Me Away” (up 1)
Album: Fefe Dobson (2003, Island Def Jam Records)
Peak: #7

06. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring LIL’ KIM, “Can’t Hold Us Down” (down 1)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. VERTICAL HORIZON, “I’m Still Here” (up 2)
Album: Go (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

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

03. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (down 1)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

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

01. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 18, 2002

“You” know these 2002 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 fifteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 18, 2002…

Debuts:
39. THICKE, “When I Get You Alone”
33. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Like I Love You”

Biggest Mover:
WESTLIFE, “World Of Our Own” (35-26, nine spots)

10. ELVIS PRESLEY vs. JXL, “A Little Less Conversation” (up 6)
Album: ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #7

09. SEVEN AND THE SUN, “Walk With Me” (down 2)
Album: Back To The Innocence (2002, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5

08. DANIEL BEDINGFIELD, “Gotta Get Thru This” (up 5)
Album: Gotta Get Thru This (2002, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. BBMAK, “Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head)” (up 1)
Album: Into Your Head (2002, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. BRYAN ADAMS, “Here I Am” (down 4)
Album: Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. OUR LADY PEACE, “Somewhere Out There” (up 1)
Album: Gravity (2002, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

04. NELLY featuring KELLY ROWLAND, “Dilemma” (steady, second week)
Album: Nellyville (2002, Fo’ Reel/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. PINK, “Just Like A Pill” (steady, fourth week)
Album: M!ssundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #2

02. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Goodbye To You” (up 3)
Album: The Spirit Room (2001, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. VANESSA CARLTON, “Ordinary Day” (steady, second week)
Album: Be Not Nobody (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 11, 2013

“True” jams.

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 11, 2013…

Debuts:
40. KATY PERRY, “Roar”
39. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World”
38. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem”

Biggest Mover:
MIKA featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Popular Song” (39-27, twelve spots)

10. SARA BAREILLES, “Brave” (down 4)
Album: The Blessed Unrest (2013, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

09. FAMILY OF THE YEAR, “St. Croix” (up 1)
Album: Loma Vista (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (down 3)
Album: Random Access Memories (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

07. PASSENGER, “Holes” (up 4)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. TRAIN featuring ASHLEY MONROE, “Bruises” (up 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Her Favorite Song” (down 3)
Album: Where Does This Door Go (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (up 4)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “What If” (up 1)
Album: Bookmarks (2013, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (up 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 8, 2004

1985? More like 2004.

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 thirteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 8, 2004…

Debuts:
40. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Shadow”
21. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses”

Biggest Mover:
(see #10 below)

10. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move” (up 17)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “My Happy Ending” (steady, second week)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #5

08. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Let’s Get It Started” (steady, second week)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7

07. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (down 3)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

06. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (down 1)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (up 1)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

04. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (down 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (up 4)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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

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

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