ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 25, 2008

Realizing that 2008 had some good tunes.

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 twelve years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 25, 2008…

39. DELTA GOODREM, “In This Life”
38. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida”
33. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life”

Biggest Mover(s):
LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Love Don’t Live Here” (26-17, nine spots)

10. FERRAS, “Hollywood’s Not America” (down 3)
Album: Aliens & Rainbows (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

09. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Realize” (down 1)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

08. GAVIN DEGRAW, “In Love With A Girl” (up 1)
Album: Gavin DeGraw (2008, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

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

06. THE BRAVERY, “Believe” (down 3)
Album: The Sun And The Moon (2007, Island Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. THE LAST GOODNIGHT, “Stay Beautiful” (down 1)
Album: Poison Kiss (2007, Virgin Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. MADONNA featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “4 Minutes” (up 4)
Album: Hard Candy (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. DUFFY, “Mercy” (up 3)
Album: Rockferry (2008, Mercury/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (steady, second week)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic/RRP Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 22, 2020

Raining on the competition’s parade.

We’re dedicated to providing you with the best music from this week’s new release schedule, including new albums from Carly Rae Jepsen and The 1975 and big singles from Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Lady Gaga, Sia and more. New Music Friday is raining down hits:

Features: “I Love My Country”, a current top 20 entry on the Country radio chart

THE 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form (iTunes)
Features: “Me & You Together Song”, a recent top 20 entry on the Alternative chart

Notable albums out this week: Ben Platt‘s Sing To Me Instead (Deluxe) (iTunes), Carly Rae Jepsen‘s Dedicated (Side B) (iTunes), Craig Morgan‘s God, Family, Country (iTunes), David Archuleta‘s Therapy Sessions (iTunes), Russ‘s Shake The Snow Globe (Deluxe) (iTunes), The Airborne Toxic Event‘s Hollywood Park (iTunes), Tove Lo‘s Sunshine Kitty (Paw Prints Edition) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Breland‘s Breland (iTunes), Dagny‘s Strangers/Lovers (Side A) (iTunes), Isabela Merced‘s The Better Half Of Me (iTunes), John-Robert‘s Bailey Barely Knew Me (iTunes), Tomorrow x Together‘s The Dream Chapter: Eternity (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Angels & Demons”, Jxdn (iTunes)
“Anyone But Her”, Cian Ducrot (iTunes)
“Be Me”, VINCINT (iTunes)
“Be Okay”, R3HAB & HRVY (iTunes)
“Better Days”, OneRepublic featuring KHEA (iTunes)
“Black And White (Stripped)”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Break My Heart (Jax Jones Remix)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Can’t Fight”, Lianne La Havas (iTunes)
“Don’t Stop”, Cobi (iTunes)
“Don’t Wanna”, HAIM (iTunes)
“Dreaming”, Green Day (iTunes)
“Driverless Cars”, Will Joseph Cook (iTunes)
“Empty Love”, Gracey & Ruel (iTunes)
“Energy”, Disclosure (iTunes)
“Fade To Black”, Corey Harper (iTunes)
“Falling In”, Inhaler (iTunes)
“Find Yourself”, Thunder Jackson (iTunes)
“Friends”, Jesse McCartney (iTunes)
“Give It Up”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“Green Eyes”, Will McCarry (iTunes)
“Hickory Dickory Dock”, Fredo (iTunes)
“How We Care”, Ben Hobbs (iTunes)
“I Am King”, Nasty Cherry (iTunes)
“I Don’t Really Like Your Boyfriend”, Avenue Beat (iTunes)
“I Need You To Hate Me”, JC Stewart (iTunes)
“I See You”, Phoebe Bridgers (iTunes)
“I Wanna Go Outside”, Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“In Your Eyes (Remix)”, The Weeknd featuring Doja Cat (iTunes)
“Insecurities”, Chris Wallace (iTunes)
“Karma”, Tipling Rock (iTunes)
“Lamb’s Wool”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Leap Of Faith”, Christopher (iTunes)
“Like U Do (Clear Eyes Remix)”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
“London In The Spring (Acoustic)”, Passenger (iTunes)
“Long Sleeves”, Gracie Abrams (iTunes)
“Love Not Loving You”, Foxes (iTunes)
“MadHappySad”, BabyJake (iTunes)
“Melt”, Twin XL (iTunes)
“Naïve”, Gia Woods (iTunes)
“Need It”, Migos featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again (iTunes)
“New Best Friend”, Neon Trees (iTunes)
“No Chorus Pt. 12”, BlocBoy JB & Tay Keith (iTunes)
“Nobody Like You”, Louis The Child & Vera Blue (iTunes)
“Nobody Likes Moving On”, SHY Martin (iTunes)
“On The Line”, San Cisco (iTunes)
“Open Up”, Umi (iTunes)
“Over You”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Overused”, Clara Mae featuring Gnash (iTunes)
“Pillow”, Wolf (iTunes)
“Power”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“Prospect”, Iann Dior featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Rabbit Hole”, Jake Bugg (iTunes)
“Rain On Me”, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Rescue Dog”, Train (iTunes)
“Rise Up”, Just Sam (iTunes)
“Rope”, Guccihighwaters (iTunes)
“Serpentine Prison”, Matt Berninger (iTunes)
“Slow Down (P2J Remix)”, Skip Marley & H.E.R. featuring DaVido & Oxlade (iTunes)
“So We Won’t Forget”, Khruangbin (iTunes)
“Strike”, Call Me Loop (iTunes)
“Surrender (Martin Jensen Remix)”, Natalie Taylor (iTunes)
“The Bottom (Let’s Eat Grandma Rework)”, Michelle (iTunes)
“The Truth”, Kygo & Valerie Broussard (iTunes)
“This Is What I Live For”, Blue October (iTunes)
“Together”, Sia (iTunes)
“Too Much”, Ro James featuring Miguel (iTunes)
“Two Of Us”, Alice Chater (iTunes)
“Until We Meet Again”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“Used To Love Me”, Kandi featuring Todrick Hall & Precious (iTunes)
“Welcome To My Mind”, Spencer Barnett (iTunes)
“What It Is”, KYLE (iTunes)
“Wunna”, Gunna (iTunes)
“You Should Probably Just Hang Up”, Nightly (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Lady Gaga and The Killers are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 19, 2020)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: from blueberries to watermelons and everything in-between, the usual log is very tasty this week. Grab a bowl and let’s add ’em up:

AN X-CITING WEEK: With the follow-up to the top 20 single “What A Man Gotta Do”, the Jonas Brothers and featured artist Karol G put an “X” on the top spot with this week’s Most Added song, surging in with 104 stations on impact. The tune debuted at #45 on last weekend’s published update. Finishing in second place, Harry Styles‘s “Watermelon Sugar” certainly passed the taste test, earning 63 stations on impact after some early action. Last weekend, “Watermelon” ranked just above “X” at #42.

Tied for third place this week, Doja Cat‘s latest single, the Gucci Mane-assisted “Like That”, and Lil Mosey‘s “Blueberry Faygo” scored with 30 adds each, while Katy Perry‘s “Daisies” flowered with a fifth place finish and 24 stations two weeks before its adds date. “Blueberry” climbed to #36 by last weekend’s official chart, while “Daisies” and “Like That” were just below the top 50.

Charting singles from Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber and Megan Thee Stallion return to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next Tuesday for another adds recap, including data on the new collaboration from Lady Gaga and Grande.

1. JONAS BROTHERS featuring KAROL G, “X” (Republic)
2. HARRY STYLES, “Watermelon Sugar” (Columbia)
3-T. DOJA CAT featuring GUCCI MANE, “Like That” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3-T. LIL MOSEY, “Blueberry Faygo” (Interscope)
5. KATY PERRY, “Daisies” (Capitol)
6. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “Savage” (1501 Certified Ent./300 Ent.)
7. ARIANA GRANDE & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Stuck With U” (Def Jam/Republic)
8. YOUNG T & BUGSEY featuring HEADIE ONE, “Don’t Rush” (Black Butter/Epic)
9. CYN, “Drinks” (Unsub/Caroline)
10. JP SAXE featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “If The World Was Ending” (Arista)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (May 18-19, 2020)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are the six new singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DOJA CAT featuring GUCCI MANE – “Like That” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Hot Pink (2019)
Past T40 History: Cat remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart with her multi-format smash “Say So”. Will this new single say as much?

HARRY STYLES – “Watermelon Sugar” (Columbia)
Album: Fine Line (2019)
Past T40 History: Coming off his first #1 song as a solo artist, Styles’s follow-up to “Adore You” is already approaching the top 40.

JONAS BROTHERS featuring KAROL G – “X” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After “What A Man Gotta Do” missed the top ten earlier this year, the trio is hoping that “X” will mark the spot.

LIL MOSEY – “Blueberry Faygo” (Interscope)
Album: Certified Hitmaker (reissue) (2020)
Past T40 History: This single recently reached the top 40 at the format, becoming the 18-year-old performer’s first charting entry.

MADISON BEER – “Selfish” (Access/Epic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: After stalling outside the top 40 with “Good In Goodbye”, Beer is hoping to score her first top 40 song in a year.

RODDY RICCH featuring MUSTARD – “High Fashion” (Atlantic)
Album: Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (2019)
Past T40 History: With his follow-up to “The Box”, Ricch’s latest single is rising in the top five on the Rhythmic and Urban charts.

Next Tuesday, the anticipated collaboration from Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande will be raining down adds on the report.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (May 17, 2020)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. Ahead of a competitive adds session for this coming Tuesday and the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

CAT’S ON THE PROWL: Doja Cat spends a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart with “Say So”. Look for the follow-up single, the Gucci Mane-assisted “Like That”, to impact at the format this week after some early action on last Tuesday’s adds report.

Lil Mosey rises from 41-36 with his first top 40 entry at the format, “Blueberry Faygo”. The song samples Johnny Gill‘s “My, My, My”, which reached #14 on the CHR radio chart in September 1990. The eponymous first song from The Scotts, the duo of Travis Scott and Kid Cudi, also moves from 44-40 to give the two men their first top 40 hit as a duo.

The Jonas Brothers are new at #45 with “X”, one of two songs the guys released on Friday. The song features labelmate Karol G, whose Nicki Minaj-assisted “Tusa” landed in the top 50 earlier this year. Starting at #48, the TikTok-fueled “Don’t Rush” becomes the first charting song for the duo Young T & Bugsey and rapper Headie One. One further collaboration lands at #50: “Suda” by newcomer Melanie Pfirrman, whose song features Pitbull and his DJ IAmChino.

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…


BLAKE ROSE – “Rest Of Us” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance

Australian singer/songwriter Rose continues to put out some quality releases, including his new track from earlier in the week. Co-written with Tim Pagnotta, best known for his work with acts like Neon Trees and Walk The Moon, this ballad is his best in a while.

JAKE SCOTT – “Learning To Love You” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

Learning has been an essential part of this time of self-isolation, so it’s no surprise that Scott’s track about learning to love becomes an essential part of this week’s independent spotlight. Co-written with longtime collaborator Thomas Macken, it’s a very pretty cut.


For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BEN RECTOR – “It Would Be You”
CAROLINE ROMANO & R3HAB – “I Still Remember”
DES ROCS – “Wayne”
KATELYN TARVER – “Made It This Far”
KYLE REYNOLDS – “Boogieman”
RUELLE – “Love Changes Everything”
RYANN – “Andrew”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 17, 2020

Breaking out at #1 again.

38. Natalie Taylor – Surrender
32. Katy Perry – Daisies | HIGHEST DEBUT

25. ArtistsCAN – Lean On Me (30) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
11. Kelly Clarkson – I Dare You (16) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — four weeks

10. Dixie Chicks – Gaslighter (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Sam Fischer – This City (09) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
08. Dua Lipa – Physical (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Harry Styles – Falling (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Tones And I – Bad Child (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Benee featuring Gus Dapperton – Supalonely (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (03) | PEAK: #02
03. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (04) | PEAK: #03
02. The Killers – Caution (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Alec Benjamin – Oh My God (1)
2. Jason Mraz – Look For The Good (2)
3. OneRepublic – Better Days (5)
4. Asher Angel – Guilty (8)
5. Goo Goo Dolls – Fearless (9)
6. Public – Honey In The Summer (-)
7. Avril Lavigne – We Are Warriors (6)
8. Picture This – Troublemaker (10)
9. Gavin James – Boxes (-)
10. Harper Finn – Norway (-)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – Always Yours
Ben Rector – It Would Be You (new)
Lukas Graham – Love Songs
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age
Madison Beer – Selfish
Passenger – London In The Spring
Tessa Violet – Bored
The Rolling Stones – Living In A Ghost Town

Chart Notes:

  • Dua Lipa‘s “Break My Heart” remains strong at #1 on my personal chart for the fourth week, as The Killers wait it out at #2 with “Caution”. Katy Perry earns this week’s Highest Debut with “Daisies”, coming in at #32. Her forthcoming sixth studio album is due August 14. Entering at #38 is the only other new song on the chart: “Surrender” from newcomer Natalie Taylor. Originally released in 2015, the track has earned placements on multiple television shows, but was only serviced to radio earlier this spring following a viral moment on TikTok.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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