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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 13, 2008

Supermusical Superflashack.

REMembering my favorite 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 April 13, 2008…

Debuts:
40. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Love Don’t Live Here”
39. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Our Song”

Biggest Mover(s):
MADONNA featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “4 Minutes” (31-22, nine spots)

10. FERRAS, “Hollywood’s Not America” (up 2)
Album: Aliens & Rainbows (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

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

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

07. JACK JOHNSON, “If I Had Eyes” (up 1)
Album: Sleep Through The Static (2008, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

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

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

04. THE BRAVERY, “Believe” (up 1)
Album: The Sun And The Moon (2007, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 3, 2011

Chart perfection from 2011.

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 April 3, 2011…

Debuts:
40. ANDREW ALLEN, “Loving You Tonight”
39. FINGER ELEVEN, “Stone Soul”

Biggest Mover(s):
MATT NATHANSON, “Faster” (30-21, nine spots)

10. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Do” (steady, second week)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

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

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

07. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “What The Hell” (down 1)
Album: Goodbye Lullaby (2011, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. JESSIE J featuring B.O.B, “Price Tag” (up 1)
Album: Who You Are (2011, Lava/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

05. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep” (down 2)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. 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

03. DURAN DURAN, “All You Need Is Now” (up 2)
Album: All You Need Is Now (2010, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (steady, eighth week)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

01. PINK, “F**kin’ Perfect” (steady, third week)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 12, 2017

He's the Man.

In the mix for six.

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 | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. The Shins – Name For You (38)
28. Imagine Dragons – Believer (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew (30)
13. Julia Michaels – Issues (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (06) | PEAK: #06
08. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (05) | PEAK: #03
07. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Daniel Powter – Delicious (09) | PEAK: #06
05. MUNA – I Know A Place (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (07) | PEAK: #04
03. LP – Lost On You (02) | PEAK: #02
02. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (2)
2. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (4)
3. Alice Merton – No Roots (3)
4. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (5)
5. Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic (10)
6. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (7)
7. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (-)
8. LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love (-)
9. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (-)
10. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (-)

In The Mix:
FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights (new)
James Blunt – Love Me Better
JP Cooper – September Song (new)
Skip Marley – Lions (new)
Tavish Crowe – Fire
The Band Perry – Stay In The Dark (new)
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by pop superstar Katy Perry, who brings along newcomer Skip Marley on the song “Chained To The Rhythm”. It enters the chart at #31. Perry was in the top 40 last fall with a quick top ten hit called “Rise”, but it’s a far cry from her four #1 singles: “Waking Up In Vegas”, “California Gurls”, “Firework” and “The One That Got Away”. Marley’s a 20-year-old singer and songwriter, born in Jamaica, who just so happens to be the grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley. At the current time, the song ranks in the top five on iTunes.
  • No, don’t adjust your calendar. It’s still 2017, but in one chart week, Blondie, Depeche Mode and Sting have all managed to place debuting songs in the top 40. Hey, I have to serve that retro realness. Sting’s “One Fine Day” is new at #38, while the new one from Blondie, “Fun”, ranks at #39, and “Where’s The Revolution” from Depeche Mode revolutionizes the #40 spot. In all seriousness, it’s great that all three acts are still creating quality music in 2017. It’s Sting’s seventh chart song, Blondie’s first and Depeche Mode’s third.
  • New radio singles from JP Cooper and Michael Bublé are looking to make some moves in the top 40 soon, but new songs from James TW and Maroon 5 will be also be out by the end of the week. Tough one! Check back to see what gets onto the chart next Sunday.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 5, 2017

He's the Man.

Chart glory for Rory.

DEBUTS
39. Imagine Dragons – Believer
38. The Shins – Name For You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Nathan Sykes – There’s Only One Of You (37)
30. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Bon Jovi – Roller Coaster (30)
17. Julia Michaels – Issues (22)
(see #9 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Daniel Powter – Delicious (14) | PEAK: #09
08. MUNA – I Know A Place (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (06) | PEAK: #06
05. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (03) | PEAK: #03
04. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (05) | PEAK: #03
02. LP – Lost On You (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sting – One Fine Day (6)
2. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (5)
3. Alice Merton – No Roots (1)
4. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (8)
5. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (9)
6. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (3)
7. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (7)
8. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (4)
9. Blondie – Fun (-)
10. Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic (-)

In The Mix:
Depeche Mode – Where’s The Revolution (new)
James Blunt – Love Me Better
Lady Antebellum – You Look Good
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
Michael Bublé – I Believe In You
Pat Benatar – Shine
Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin
Tavish Crowe – Fire
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by a group that’s never hit my top 40 before, but they’ve had plenty of action on both the Triple A and Alternative charts. They are The Shins, and they’re new at #38 with “Name For You”. The tune is taken from the new album Heartworms, which is due next month. Look for it to hit the top of the Triple A survey soon.
  • Debuting a spot below them is “Believer” by Imagine Dragons, which rolls in at #39. You’ll be hearing this one in an ad for a video game company during the Super Bowl, which means it could see a big spike in sales and streams during the week. The release date and title of their third studio album have not been announced yet.
  • New singles and album cuts from Blondie, Depeche Mode and Michelle Branch all enter below the top 40 this week. It looks like there could be several debuts on the horizon next week, so check back to see what gets onto the chart!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 29, 2017

He's the Man.

No Bone to pick with him, Man.

DEBUTS
40. Keith Urban – Blue Ain’t Your Color
38. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Bon Jovi – Roller Coaster (35)
24. Grouplove – Good Morning (32)
22. Julia Michaels – Issues (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go (13) | PEAK: #10
09. MUNA – I Know A Place (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Train – Play That Song (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (07) | PEAK: #06
05. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (06) | PEAK: #05
04. LP – Lost On You (05) | PEAK: #04
03. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Alice Merton – No Roots (1)
2. The Shins – Name For You (7)
3. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (3)
4. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (4)
5. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (6)
6. Sting – One Fine Day (8)
7. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (10)
8. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (-)
9. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (-)
10. Tavish Crowe – Fire (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
Causes – Where Does Love Go
James Blunt – Love Me Better (new)
Lady Antebellum – You Look Good
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (new)
Pat Benatar – Shine
Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (new)
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell

Chart Notes:

  • For the second week in a row, singer and songwriter Julia Michaels has the week’s Biggest Mover with “Issues”. On my last chart, she tied for the title, moving 37-31. Now, she holds it by herself, jumping from 31-22. Michaels, born in Davenport, IA before moving west, also enters the top 40 on the CHR/Top 40 chart this week, joining a list of Iowa-born musicians to rank on the national pop list that includes Andy Williams, C.W. McCall, Glenn MillerNate Ruess and Tracie Spencer.
  • Two recent crossovers to the Hot AC format break into the top 40 this week: at #38, “All We Ever Knew” marks the debut of Seattle’s The Head And The Heart on my chart. The song topped the Alternative radio chart for a week in November. At #40 is the recent chart-topping Country hit by Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”. His song got some key adds recently, and it looks like it’s bound to see some more action in the coming weeks.
  • New singles from Sting and The Shins seem like the most likely candidates to debut in my top 40 next week, at least at the current time. Remember, anything can change. Check back next Sunday to see what happens!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 22, 2017

He's the Man.

He’s no ordinary Man.

DEBUTS
40. Gavin DeGraw – Something Worth Saving
39. Nathan Sykes – There’s Only One Of You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Julia Michaels – Issues (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (28)
19. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (25) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (07) | PEAK: #05
08. James TW – When You Love Someone (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
07. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (08) | PEAK: #07
06. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (09) | PEAK: #06
05. LP – Lost On You (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Train – Play That Song (03) | PEAK: #02
03. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Alice Merton – No Roots (1)
2. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew (5)
3. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (2)
4. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (6)
5. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (4)
6. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me (10)
7. The Shins – Name For You (-)
8. Sting – One Fine Day (-)
9. Keith Urban – Blue Ain’t Your Color (-)
10. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
Causes – Where Does Love Go (new)
Jonathan Roy – Good Things (new)
Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (new)
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Pat Benatar – Shine (new)
Tavish Crowe – Fire (new)
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell
The Strumbellas – Young & Wild
Tyler Hilton – Next To You

Chart Notes:

  • Four active hits sit just below the top ten this week: “I Know A Place” (14-11) by MUNA, “Anywhere” (13-12) by Passenger, “Say You Won’t Let Go” (15-13) by James Arthur and “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (16-14) by OneRepublic. With two newcomers and two chart veterans in the mix, it’ll be a fight to the finish to enter the region next week. Who makes it? Stay tuned.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the latest solo hit from Nathan Sykes, who previously recorded with The Wanted. “There’s Only One Of You” is new at #39. It’s the third track to reach the top 40 from Unfinished Business, following “Kiss Me Quick” and “Give It Up”, which both garnered some minor CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC airplay for a short time.
  • Just below Sykes is Gavin DeGraw, who comes in at #40 with “Something Worth Saving”. It’s the title track from his latest set, and the second single from it. (First single “She Sets The City On Fire” peaked at #7 last year.) DeGraw first made my top 40 in 2003 with “Follow Through”. His biggest hit, 2005’s “Chariot”, went to #2.

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FLASHBACK: Commanders-In-Chart, 2009-2017

On my ballot of bops.

On my ballot of bops.

Saying farewell to a President is hard after eight years in office. In fact, a number of us are saying “don’t leave.” Still, there are people out there who desire a change, someone who more accurately fits their views. Though I don’t get too political on here, I got to vote in my first election in 2008, and I was happy to vote for President Obama both then and in 2012. Needless to say, I appreciated his time and effort in office, and thank him for the work he did. (Let’s be respectful on here, kids, we can all have differing opinions.)

As January 20 brings new leadership and a new sense of uncertainty to many people in the U.S., I thought it would be nice to address something that is certain, at least when it comes my top 40. During the past eight years, a lot of memorable songs reached the #1 spot on my chart, but just a dozen claimed runs of seven weeks or higher at the summit. It takes strong leadership, whether you’re running the country or a personal chart, to build momentum and keep on top, and that’s what these excellent tracks did. Sure, at least a few of these songs didn’t get the national attention that I hoped they would, but as far as my musical universe goes, they’re all classics. What songs will hold this long at #1 during the next president’s time in Washington? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

For now, enjoy all these musical treasures from January 2009 to January 2017: the presidents of pop, the leaders of longevity and all the other members of the chart cabinet.

SEVEN WEEKS
Coldplay
COLDPLAY, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”
July 10, 2011 – August 21, 2011
Album: Mylo Xyloto
Label: Capitol

Gotye and Kimbra
GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
February 12, 2012 – March 25, 2012
Album: Making Mirrors
Label: Universal Republic

A Great Big World
A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home”
May 11, 2014 – June 22, 2014
Album: Is There Anybody Out There?
Label: Epic

Jukebox The Ghost
JUKEBOX THE GHOST, “Postcard”
May 31, 2015 – July 12, 2015
Album: The Great Unknown
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope

Adele
ADELE, “Hello”
November 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia

James TW
JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone”
October 23, 2016 – December 4, 2016
Album: First Impressions (EP)
Label: Island/Republic

EIGHT WEEKS
The Script
THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”
March 29, 2009 – May 17, 2009
Album: The Script
Label: Epic

Rob Thomas
ROB THOMAS, “Her Diamonds”
May 24, 2009 – July 12, 2009
Album: cradlesong
Label: Atlantic

Fun.
FUN., “Some Nights”
July 22, 2012 – September 9, 2012
Album: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic

FUN., “Carry On”
December 2, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Album: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic

ELEVEN WEEKS
Lady Antebellum
LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now”
January 17, 2010 – March 28, 2010
Album: Need You Now
Label: Capitol Nashville

TWELVE WEEKS
Passenger
PASSENGER, “Let Her Go”
May 12, 2013 – July 28, 2013
Album: All The Little Lights
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

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