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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 2, 2014

“Coming” to a countdown near you.

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 March 2, 2014…

Debuts:
39. OH HONEY, “Be Okay”
36. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better”

Biggest Mover(s):
DJ CASSIDY featuring JESSIE J & ROBIN THICKE, “Calling All Hearts” (31-24, seven spots)

10. KARMIN, “I Want It All” (up 1)
Album: Pulses (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

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

08. GARY BARLOW & ELTON JOHN, “Face To Face” (steady, second week)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #4

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

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age” (up 1)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. BASTILLE, “Bad Blood” (steady, second week)
Album: Bad Blood (2013, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. MAGIC!, “Rude” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Don’t Kill The Magic (2014, Latium/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

03. GROUPLOVE, “Shark Attack” (steady, third week)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

01. NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (up 1)
Album: Pop Psychology (2014, Island Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 20, 2005

Another killer 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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 20, 2005…

Debuts:
39. VANESSA WILLIAMS, “You Are Everything”
38. ASLYN, “Be The Girl”
25. NATALIE IMBRUGLIA, “Shiver”

Biggest Mover(s):
DANIEL BEDINGFIELD, “Wrap My Words Around You” (28-15, thirteen spots)

10. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Let Me Go” (down 2)
Album: Seventeen Days (2005, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. JACK JOHNSON, “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” (up 5)
Album: In Between Dreams (2005, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. GWEN STEFANI featuring EVE, “Rich Girl” (down 3)
Album: Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

07. THE KILLERS, “Mr. Brightside” (up 2)
Album: Hot Fuss (2004, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. DARREN HAYES, “Darkness” (down 4)
Album: The Tension And The Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Home” (up 1)
Album: It’s Time (2005, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

04. DURAN DURAN, “What Happens Tomorrow” (up 3)
Album: Astronaut (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. CARBON LEAF, “Life Less Ordinary” (steady, third week)
Album: Indian Summer (2004, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #2

02. LOW MILLIONS, “Eleanor” (up 2)
Album: Ex-Girlfriends (2004, EMI/Manhattan Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. ROB THOMAS, “Lonely No More” (steady, third week)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Melisma/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 14, 2010

“You” know I enjoyed these songs…

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 February 14, 2010…

Debuts:
40. ZAC BROWN BAND, “Highway 20 Ride”
39. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Today Was A Fairytale”
38. ANGEL TAYLOR, “Like You Do”

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

10. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (up ten)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

09. BOYS LIKE GIRLS featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Two Is Better Than One” (up 6)
Album: Love Drunk (2009, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

08. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (up 1)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

07. THE FRAY, “Syndicate” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

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

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

04. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (steady, third week)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 12, 2017

The “Place” for Adam’s favorites.

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 February 12, 2017…

Debuts:
40. DEPECHE MODE, “Where’s The Revolution”

39. BLONDIE, “Fun”
38. STING, “One Fine Day”
31. KATY PERRY featuring SKIP MARLEY, “Chained To The Rhythm”

Biggest Mover(s):
IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer” (39-28, eleven spots)

10. ONEREPUBLIC, “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (steady, second week)
Album: Oh My My (2016, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “It’s Quiet Uptown” (down 3)
Album: The Hamilton Mixtape (2016, Hamilton Uptown/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

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

07. ADELE, “Water Under The Bridge” (down 3)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Delicious” (up 3)
Album: Giants (EP) (2018, KDS Farrell/Warner Bros. Records – Japan)
Peak: #5

05. MUNA, “I Know A Place” (up 3)
Album: About U (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. JULIA BRENNAN, “Inner Demons” (up 3)
Album: Inner Demons (EP) (2016, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

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

02. ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (up 1)
Album: Fifty Shades Darker (Soundtrack) (2017, Universal Studios-Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Human” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Human (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 4, 2007

Don’t be Blue, it’s 2007.

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 February 4, 2007…

Debuts:
40. LILY ALLEN, “Smile”

37. MODEST MOUSE, “Dashboard”

Biggest Mover(s):
ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (38-32)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS with PET SHOP BOYS, “She’s Madonna” (37-31)
JUST JACK, “Starz In Their Eyes” (34-28)
KATHARINE MCPHEE, “Over It” (31-25, six spots)

10. MIKA, “Grace Kelly” (steady, second week)
Album: Life In Cartoon Motion (2007, Casablanca Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (steady, second week)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

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

07. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Hurt” (down 2)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

06. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean” (up 1)
Album: Foiled (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #3

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

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

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

02. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose” (up 4)
Album: Nothing Left To Lose (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 29, 2012

Headed for number “One”.

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 January 29, 2012…

Debuts:
40. O.A.R., “Gotta Be W
rong Sometimes”
39. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Beekeeper’s Daughter”
38. MATT CARDLE, “Amazing”
35. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, “We Take Care Of Our Own”

Biggest Mover(s):
NICKELBACK, “Lullaby” (29-20, nine spots)

10. THE FRAY, “Heartbeat” (down 2)
Album: Scars & Stories (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

09. CHRISTINA PERRI, “A Thousand Years” (steady, third week)
Album: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2011, Chop Shop/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

08. KATY PERRY, “The One That Got Away” (down 2)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “Paradise” (down 2)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (up 5)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Fairfax/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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

04. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fine By Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. OLLY MURS, “Dance With Me Tonight” (steady, second week)
Album: In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, Syco U.K./Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (down 1)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (up 1)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 22, 2006

The hits according to “Me”.

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 January 22, 2006…

Debuts:
37. STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, “Cinderella”
28. GWEN STEFANI, “Crash”
17. MADONNA, “Sorry”

Biggest Mover(s):
KELLY CLARKSON, “Walk Away” (26-18, eight spots)

10. RELIENT K, “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been” (steady, second week)
Album: MMHMM (2004, Gotee/Capitol Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. THE FRAY, “Over My Head (Cable Car)” (up 2)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

08. TRAIN, “Cab” (up 1)
Album: For Me, It’s You (2006, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6

07. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Better Days” (steady, third week)
Album: Let Love In (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #5

06. CASCADA, “Everytime We Touch” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Everytime We Touch (2006, Robbins Entertainment)
Peak: #6 for four weeks

05. DARREN HAYES, “So Beautiful” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden (2006, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. INXS (featuring J.D. FORTUNE), “Pretty Vegas” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Switch (2005, Burnett/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for six weeks

03. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Save The Last Dance For Me” (steady, eighth week)
Album: It’s Time (2005, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #3 for nine weeks

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

01. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (steady, second week)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

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