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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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 16, 2008

Those were the “Days”.

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 11 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 16, 2008…

Debuts:
39. STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, “Cinderella”
37. METRO STATION, “Shake It”
35. GAVIN DEGRAW, “In Love With A Girl”

Biggest Mover(s):
FERRAS, “Hollywood’s Not America” (up 28-20, eight spots)

10. JACK JOHNSON, “If I Had Eyes” (up 2)
Album: Sleep Through The Static (2008, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

09. JOHN MAYER, “Say” (steady, second week)
Album: (single only) (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. R.E.M., “Supernatural Superserious” (up 3)
Album: Accelerate (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

07. ADELE, “Chasing Pavements” (steady, third week)
Album: 19 (2008, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days” (down 3)
Album: Here Right Now (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

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

03. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “These Hard Times” (up 3)
Album: Exile On Mainstream (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. LIFEHOUSE, “Whatever It Takes” (steady, second week)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 13, 2016

A youthful top ten from 2016.

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 March 13, 2016…

Debuts:
39. NICK FRADIANI, “Get You Home”
37. BANNERS, “Start A Riot”

Biggest Mover(s):
BARNS COURTNEY, “Fire” (36-28, eight spots)

10. ELLIE GOULDING, “Something In The Way You Move” (steady, third week)
Album: Delirium (2015, Polydor/Interscope Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You” (up 2)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

08. ADELE, “When We Were Young” (down 3)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

07. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Oasis” (down 4)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Black Magnetic/Epic Records)
Peak: #3

06. ZAYN, “Pillowtalk” (up 3)
Album: Mind Of Mine (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New” (up 1)
Album: Brand New (2015, Aptly Named/Caroline/Capitol Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart” (up 3)
Album: Analog Love (2015, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #4

03. THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man” (down 2)
Album: Tangled Up (2015, Valory/BMLG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body” (up 2)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. TROYE SIVAN, “Youth” (up 1)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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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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