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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 23, 2011

“Sweet” chart tunes from 2011.

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 January 23, 2011…

Debuts:
39. TAKE THAT, “Kidz”
37. JESSIE J, “Price Tag”

Biggest Mover(s):
P!NK, “F**kin’ Perfect” (up 25-14, eleven spots)

10. BRUNO MARS, “Grenade” (up 1)
Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010, Atlantic/Elektra Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

09. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (up 1)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

08. TAKE THAT, “The Flood” (steady, second week)
Album: Progress (2010, Polydor Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (down 1)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. TRAIN, “Marry Me” (up 1)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. LEE DEWYZE, “Sweet Serendipity” (steady, second week)
Album: Live It Up (2010, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep” (steady, second week)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World” (steady, second week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Records Nashville)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. P!NK, “Raise Your Glass” (steady, seventh week)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “Firework” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 17, 2010

“Need” those Country crossovers…

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 January 17, 2010…

Debuts:
40. BON JOVI, “Superman Tonight”
39. MELISSA ETHERIDGE, “Fearless Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
OWL CITY, “Vanilla Twilight” (39-32, seven spots)

10. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Fifteen” (up 4)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #9

08. MUSE, “Uprising” (steady, second week)
Album: The Resistance (2009, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (up 5)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (steady, second week)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

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

04. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (down 2)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

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

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (up 4)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 11, 2004

No trouble enjoying these titles…

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 January 11, 2004…

Debuts:
40. JOHN MAYER, “Clarity”
39. JET, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl?”
36. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Slow”

32. MYA, “Fallen”

Biggest Mover(s):
WIDELIFE, “All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)” (33-23, ten spots)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 5, 2014

Say, how about these 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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 5, 2014…

Debuts:
40. DELTA RAE, “Chasing Twisters”

Biggest Mover(s):
GARY BARLOW & ELTON JOHN, “Face To Face” (37-27, ten spots)

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

09. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (up 1)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

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

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

06. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (up 2)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. A GREAT BIG WORLD (featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA), “Say Something” (down 3)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Black Magnetic/Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

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

03. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (up 2)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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

01. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (up 2)
Album: All This Bad Blood (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 25, 2016

Some talented humans on 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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 25, 2016…

Debuts:
(none)

Biggest Mover(s):
MUNA, “I Know A Place” (up 39-31, eight spots)

10. SHAWN MENDES, “Mercy” (up 2)
Album: Illuminate (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #9

09. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts” (down 3)
Album: Long Live The Angels (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

08. LP, “Lost On You” (up 1)
Album: Lost On You (2016, Vagrant/BMG/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

07. JOHN MAYER, “Love On The Weekend” (steady, second week)
Album: The Search For Everything (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

06. CAPTAIN CUTS featuring NATEUR, “Love Like We Used To” (down 1)
Album: Epic Lit (2017, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

05. RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Human” (up 5)
Album: Human (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. NIALL HORAN, “This Town” (down 2)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone” (steady, third week)
Album: First Impressions – EP (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

02. TRAIN, “Play That Song” (up 2)
Album: A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat (2017, Sunken Forest/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. ADELE, “Water Under The Bridge” (steady, second week)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 21, 2008

“Better” bops for 2008.

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 21, 2008…

Debuts:
39. GAVIN DEGRAW, “I Have You To Thank”
38. KEANE, “Perfect Symmetry”
37. DAVID ARCHULETA, “A Little Too Not Over You”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus” (32-22, ten spots)

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

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

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

07. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (up 2)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (down 2)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

04. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Gives You Hell” (up 1)
Album: When The World Comes Down (2008, DGC/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 16, 2007

Up, “Down” and around 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 12 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 16, 2007…

Debuts:
39. SCOUTING FOR GIRLS, “Elvis Ain’t Dead”
34. BUCKCHERRY, “Sorry”

Biggest Mover(s):
ONEREPUBLIC, “Stop And Stare” (up 28-15, thirteen spots)

10. DARREN HAYES, “Me, Myself And (I)” (steady, second week)
Album: This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007, Powdered Sugar Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. CELINE DION, “Taking Chances” (down 1)
Album: Taking Chances (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. MAROON 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You” (up 1)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

07. EMERSON HART, “I Wish The Best For You” (up 5)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. DURAN DURAN, “Falling Down” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Red Carpet Massacre (2007, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

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

04. ROZ BELL, “Papercut” (up 1)
Album: The First Sunbeams (2007, Universal Records – Canada)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. TIMBALAND presents ONEREPUBLIC, “Apologize” (steady, second week)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days” (steady, second week)
Album: Here Right Now (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

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