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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 8, 2011

Grabbin’ spots 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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 8, 2011…

Debuts:
39. KEVIN HAMMOND, “Broken Down”
38. TRAIN, “Save Me, San Francisco”
36. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Just A Kiss”

Biggest Mover(s):
TAYLOR SWIFT, “The Story Of Us” (40-32, eight spots)

10. MATT NATHANSON, “Faster” (up 4)
Album: Modern Love (2011, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “MoneyGrabber” (up 3)
Album: Pickin’ Up The Pieces (2010, Dangerbird Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. DURAN DURAN, “All You Need Is Now” (down 4)
Album: All You Need Is Now (2010, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

06. MAROON 5, “Never Gonna Leave This Bed” (up 2)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #5

05. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Do” (up 2)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. PARACHUTE, “Something To Believe In (Jeremiah)” (up 1)
Album: The Way It Was (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. JESSIE J featuring B.O.B, “Price Tag” (steady, third week)
Album: Who You Are (2011, Lava/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

02. THE BAND PERRY, “If I Die Young” (steady, second week)
Album: The Band Perry (2010, Republic Nashville Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. JASON ALDEAN featuring KELLY CLARKSON, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (steady, third week)
Album: My Kinda Party (2010, Broken Bow Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 30, 2017

“Green” means go check out 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 April 30, 2017…

Debuts:
40. FRANKIE featuring MARC E. BASSY, “Problems Problems”

38. KATY PERRY, “Bon Appétit”
37. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Doing It For The Money”

Biggest Mover(s):
SHAWN MENDES, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (30-22, eight spots)

10. JOHN MAYER, “Still Feel Like Your Man” (steady, third week)
Album: The Search For Everything (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “I Believe In You” (down 3)
Album: Nobody But Me (2016, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

08. NOAH KAHAN, “Young Blood” (steady, third week)
Album: (single only) (2017, Republic Records)
Peak: #5

07. HARRY STYLES, “Sign Of The Times” (up 4)
Album: Harry Styles (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. JAMES TW, “Ex” (up 1)
Album: (single only) (2017, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. JULIA MICHAELS, “Issues” (down 2)
Album: Nervous System (EP) (2017, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. KATY PERRY featuring SKIP MARLEY, “Chained To The Rhythm” (down 2)
Album: Witness (2017, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer” (up 1)
Album: Evolve (2017, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

02. BLEACHERS, “Don’t Take The Money” (up 3)
Album: Gone Now (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. LORDE, “Green Light” (steady, second week)
Album: Melodrama (2017, Lava/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 22, 2012

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The dream “Team”.

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 April 22, 2012…

Debuts:
40. GROUPLOVE, “Tongue Tied”
39. SCISSOR SISTERS, “Only The Horses”
37. DELTA GOODREM, “Sitting On Top Of The World”
28. MAROON 5, “Payphone”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #8 below)

10. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (steady, third week)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (down 2)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

08. KEANE, “Silenced By The Night” (up 6)
Album: Strangeland (2012, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. OLLY MURS, “Oh My Goodness” (up 1)
Album: Right Place Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

06. KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (steady, second week)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (down 1)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Fairfax/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

03. TRAIN, “Drive By” (down 2)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (up 2)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (up 1)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 16, 2006

A Tun of great songs from 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 April 16, 2006…

Debuts:
40. THE SUITS XL, “Play”

Biggest Mover(s):
CHRIS ISAAK, “King Without A Castle” (34-23, eleven spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Lie To Me” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

09. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “Walk Away” (down 1)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

07. JEWEL, “Again And Again” (up 1)
Album: Goodbye Alice In Wonderland (2006, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for five weeks

06. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (down 1)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Ever The Same” (up 1)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. KT TUNSTALL, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree” (steady, second week)
Album: Eye To The Telescope (2006, Relentless/Virgin Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. JAMES BLUNT, “Wisemen” (steady, second week)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (down 1)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

01. BO BICE, “The Real Thing” (up 1)
Album: The Real Thing (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 5, 2009

You’ve found them: Adam’s top past 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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 5, 2009…

Debuts:
40. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “The Wind Blows”
38. P!NK, “Please Don’t Leave Me”
28. CAROLINA LIAR, “Show Me What I’m Looking For”

Biggest Mover(s):
RASCAL FLATTS, “Here Comes Goodbye” (39-25, fourteen spots)

10. THE SATURDAYS, “Just Can’t Get Enough” (up 1)
Album: Chasing Lights (reissue) (2009, Polydor Records – U.K.)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. PET SHOP BOYS, “Love etc.” (up 1)
Album: Yes (2009, Astralwerks/Capitol Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. COLDPLAY, “Life In Technicolor II” (up 1)
Album: Prospekt’s March (EP) (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

07. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (down 1)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

06. O.A.R., “This Town” (up 1)
Album: All Sides (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. SHINEDOWN, “Second Chance” (steady, second week)
Album: The Sound Of Madness (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. JASON MRAZ featuring COLBIE CAILLAT, “Lucky” (steady, second week)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (steady, fourth week)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (steady, second week)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 29, 2015

Overloading on pop bops.

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 March 29, 2015…

Debuts:
40. PARACHUTE, “Crave”
39. EDEN XO, “The Weekend”
37. MATT WOODS, “In The Dark”

Biggest Mover(s):
MARTIN LUKE BROWN, “Take Out Of Me” (39-30, nine spots)

10. THE SCRIPT, “Man On A Wire” (up 3)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

09. SCOTT HELMAN, “Bungalow” (up 1)
Album: Augusta (EP) (2014, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. NATE RUESS, “Nothing Without Love” (up 4)
Album: Grand Romantic (2015, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. TORI KELLY, “Nobody Love” (up 2)
Album: Unbreakable Smile (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Sugar” (down 3)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. LIFE OF DILLON, “Overload” (up 1)
Album: Prologue (EP) (2015, Disruptor/Epic Records)
Peak: #2

04. SAINT MOTEL, “My Type” (up 1)
Album: My Type (EP) (2014, Elektra Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Style” (down 2)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. YEARS & YEARS, “King” (up 1)
Album: Communion (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. ELLIE GOULDING, “Love Me Like You Do” (steady, third week)
Album: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Soundtrack) (2015, CT/Republic-Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 21, 2004

“Everything” you need to bop to.

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 March 21, 2004…

Debuts:
(none)

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #10 below)

10. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (up 16)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

09. USHER featuring LUDACRIS and LIL’ JON, “Yeah!” (down 4)
Album: Confessions (2004, LaFace/Zomba Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (up 1)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

07. SARAH CONNOR, “Bounce” (up 1)
Album: Sarah Connor (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. NELLY FURTADO, “Try” (up 1)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #6

05. JOHN MAYER, “Clarity” (down 1)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. THE DARKNESS, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (up 2)
Album: Permission To Land (2003, Must Destroy/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. THREE DAYS GRACE, “(I Hate) Everything About You” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Three Days Grace (2003, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #3 for six weeks

02. SWITCHFOOT, “Meant To Live” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. MAROON 5, “This Love” (steady, seventh week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

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