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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 27, 2014

Travelling the musical map.

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 July 27, 2014…

Debuts:
40. MAUSI, “My Friend Has A Swimming Pool”
39. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, “Fools Gold”
30. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes”

Biggest Mover:
MARY LAMBERT, “Secrets” (38-29, nine spots)

10. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (down 4)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (down 4)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

08. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Believer” (up 1)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. TRAIN, “Angel In Blue Jeans” (up 1)
Album: Bulletproof Picasso (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. CHARLI XCX, “Boom Clap” (up 4)
Album: The Fault In Our Stars (Soundtrack) and Sucker (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. MAROON 5, “Maps” (up 2)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (down 2)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

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

02. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (up 1)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 27, 2014

Firin’ up the flashback machine.

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 27, 2014…

Debuts:
37. SLAM DUNK’D featuring CHROMEO & AL-P (f/k/a DISCO MYSTERY), “No Price”
36. PASSENGER, “Heart’s On Fire”

25. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge”

Biggest Mover(s):
ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (up 18-11, seven spots)

10. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (steady, second week)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

09. BASTILLE, “Bad Blood” (down 4)
Album: Bad Blood (2013, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

08. DJ CASSIDY featuring JESSIE J & ROBIN THICKE, “Calling All Hearts” (down 2)
Album: (single only) (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (up 2)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (down 2)
Album: Pop Psychology (2014, Island Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

05. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (up 2)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (up 4)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

03. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Raging Fire” (steady, second week)
Album: Behind The Light (2014, 19/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (steady, second week)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. COLDPLAY, “Magic” (steady, third week)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 31, 2016

Feeling “Happy” in 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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 31, 2016…

Debuts:
39. ONE DIRECTION, “History”
37. ZAYN, “Pillowtalk”

Biggest Mover(s):
TROYE SIVAN, “Youth” (20-12)
SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart” (19-11, eight spots)

10. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Pride” (up 5)
Album: What We Live For (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #10 for four weeks

09. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Oasis” (up 4)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Epic Records)
Peak: #3

08. DNCE, “Cake By The Ocean” (down 2)
Album: DNCE (2016, Republic Records)
Peak: #4

07. ADAM LAMBERT, “Another Lonely Night” (steady, second week)
Album: The Original High (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Drink You Away” (up 2)
Album: The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. ADELE, “Hello” (down 1)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

04. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Out Of The Woods” (up 1)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

03. COLDPLAY, “Adventure Of A Lifetime” (down 1)
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams (2015, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. THOMAS RHETT, “Die A Happy Man” (up 1)
Album: Tangled Up (2015, Valory/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. ADELE, “When We Were Young” (steady, second week)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 26, 2014

“Love” is 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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 26, 2014…

Debuts:
40. ONE DIRECTION, “Midnight Memories”
39. SHANE FILAN, “Knee Deep In My Heart”
37. THE 1975, “Settle Down”

Biggest Mover(s):
NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (26-18, eight spots)

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

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

08. GROUPLOVE, “Shark Attack” (up 5)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

06. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (down 2)
Album: Midnight Memories (2013, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

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

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

02. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (steady, second week)
Album: All This Bad Blood (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (steady, second week)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 13, 2015

Run away to the past.

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 September 13, 2015:

Debuts:
40. PAUL REY, “Good As Hell”
39. OUTASIGHT, “The Wild Life”

Biggest Mover:
BOY & BEAR, “Walk The Wire” (35-29)
TAYLOR SWIFT, “Wildest Dreams” (28-22, six spots)

10. LIONS HEAD, “Begging” (up 1)
Album: LNZHD (2016, Columbia Records)
Peak: #10

09. CAUSES, “Walk On Water” (up 3)
Album: Under Bridges That You Built For Me (2016, [PIAS] Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. RØMANS, “Uh Huh” (down 1)
Album: Overthinking – Pt. 1 (EP) (2015, Roc Nation Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. X AMBASSADORS, “Renegades” (up 3)
Album: VHS (2015, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

06. SHAWN MENDES, “Stitches” (down 1)
Album: Handwritten (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #5

05. ONE DIRECTION, “Drag Me Down” (up 1)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. JOHN NEWMAN, “Come And Get It” (down 2)
Album: Revolve (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Run Away With Me” (up 1)
Album: E·MO·TION (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Hold Each Other” (up 1)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. DURAN DURAN featuring JANELLE MONÁE and NILE RODGERS, “Pressure Off” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Paper Gods (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 13, 2014

Golden tunes from 2014.

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 July 13, 2014…

Debuts:
40. FERRECK DAWN & REDONDO, “Love Too Deep”
39. JASON MRAZ, “Love Someone”

Biggest Mover:
THE MADDEN BROTHERS, “We Are Done” (29-21, eight spots)

10. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Believer” (up 4)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. PASSENGER, “Heart’s On Fire” (up 2)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #9

08. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (steady, third week)
Album: I Wanna Feel (single) (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (down 2)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

06. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (down 3)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (down 3)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

04. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Burning Gold” (up 2)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (up 4)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (up 2)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (steady, second week)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 5, 2020

Shut up and Fisch.

DEBUTS
38. Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford – Lay Your Head On Me
37. Chaz Cardigan – Not OK! | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. A Great Big World – I Will Always Be There (39)
18. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (23)
16. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Killers – Caution (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Hook – I Don’t Wanna Dance (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – The Man (09) | PEAK: #08
07. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. The 1975 – Me & You Together Song (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Harry Styles – Adore You (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Dua Lipa – Physical (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Sam Fischer – This City (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Christina Aguilera – Loyal Brave True (3)
2. Sheppard – Don’t Believe In Love (1)
3. Alanis Morissette – Smiling (4)
4. Jimmie Allen & Noah Cyrus – This Is Us (7)
5. Katy Perry – Never Worn White (6)
6. Lukas Graham – Scars (9)
7. Haim – The Steps (8)
8. The Pretenders – The Buzz (-)
9. Lindsay Lohan – Back To Me (-)
10. Alec Benjamin – Oh My God (-)

In The Mix:
Ava Max – Kings & Queens
Billie Joe Armstrong – I Think We’re Alone Now
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age
Mickey Guyton – What Are You Gonna Tell Her?
OneRepublic – Better Days
Walk Off The Earth featuring Gnash – Nicknames
Wilder Woods – Someday Soon

Chart Notes:

  • Sam Fischer‘s “This City” keeps on going, spending a fourth week at #1 on my personal chart. Dua Lipa‘s “Break My Heart” has a huge 31-16 jump in its second week in the countdown, easily scoring the Biggest Mover title. Two newer releases that are moving up at the Alternative radio format debut on my chart this week: Chaz Cardigan‘s “Not OK!” at #37 and the Major Lazer and Marcus Mumford collaboration “Lay Your Head On Me” at #38. Cardigan’s first radio single impacts towards the end of April, while Major Lazer and Mumford’s tune led the adds report at the format last Tuesday.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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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: August 23, 2015

A World of 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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 23, 2015…

Debuts:
40. CONNELL CRUISE, “Into The Wild”
39. JAMIE LAWSON, “Wasn’t Expecting That”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #5 below)

10. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Go Big Or Go Home” (down 4)
Album: What We Live For (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #4

09. JUKEBOX THE GHOST, “Postcard” (down 2)
Album: Jukebox The Ghost (2015, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

08. GAVIN JAMES, “The Book Of Love” (down 3)
Album: Bitter Pill (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. SHAWN MENDES, “Stitches” (up 1)
Album: Handwritten (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #5

06. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Run Away With Me” (up 5)
Album: E·MO·TION (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

05. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Hold Each Other” (up 7)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. WALK THE MOON, “Different Colors” (down 1)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. RØMANS, “Uh Huh” (down 2)
Album: Overthinking – Pt. 1 (EP) (2015, Roc Nation Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. JOHN NEWMAN, “Come And Get It” (up 2)
Album: Revolve (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. DURAN DURAN featuring JANELLE MONÁE and NILE RODGERS, “Pressure Off” (up 1)
Album: Paper Gods (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Five

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…

(Due to a busy schedule, commentary will return next week! Enjoy this week’s selections.)
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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
HANNAH JANE LEWIS – “Is It Even You?” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
HEARTS & COLORS – “I’m So Sorry” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
PARSON JAMES – “Minute” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

PICK OF THE WEEK: FOUR
PRETTY SISTER – “Come On Over” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
A GREAT BIG WORLD – “This Is Magic”
COREY HARPER – “Better”
EMILY BURNS – “PDA”
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “Waking Up”
JACOB WHITESIDES – “Whole”
KEVIN MCHALE – “All I Want Is You”
KIM PETRAS – “Another One”

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

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