Tag Archives: Adele

ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 4, 2008

Makin’ the flashback Last.

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 May 4, 2008…

Debuts:
40. DEF LEPPARD featuring TIM MCGRAW, “Nine Lives”
39. DAVID GUETTA featuring CHRIS WILLIS, “Love Is Gone”

Biggest Mover(s):
WEEZER, “Pork And Beans” (35-25, ten spots – see #6 below)

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

09. ADELE, “Chasing Pavements” (down 2)
Album: 19 (2008, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. LIFEHOUSE, “Whatever It Takes” (down 2)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. FERRAS, “Hollywood’s Not America” (up 1)
Album: Aliens & Rainbows (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

06. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (up 10)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic/RRP Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

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

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

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

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

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Personal Charts, Retro

ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 17, 2011

How well did they

“Something” about these 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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 17, 2011…

Debuts:
40. OWL CITY, “Alligator Sky”
39. BC JEAN, “I’ll Survive You”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE CARS, “Sad Song” (27-20, seven spots)

10. SARA BAREILLES, “Uncharted” (up 3)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #10

09. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep” (down 3)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

08. COLBIE CAILLAT, “I Do” (up 1)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

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

06. PARACHUTE, “Something To Believe In (Jeremiah)” (up 2)
Album: The Way It Was (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. JESSIE J featuring B.O.B, “Price Tag” (steady, second week)
Album: Who You Are (2011, Lava/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2

04. PINK, “F**kin’ Perfect” (down 2)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

02. JASON ALDEAN featuring KELLY CLARKSON, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (up 2)
Album: My Kinda Party (2010, Broken Bow Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. DURAN DURAN, “All You Need Is Now” (steady, second week)
Album: All You Need Is Now (2010, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

Leave a comment

Filed under Personal Charts, Retro

ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 18, 2008

A chart with a lot of Hart.

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 February 18, 2008…

Debuts:
40. THE B-52’s, “Funplex”
39. IDINA MENZEL, “Brave”
28. R.E.M., “Supernatural Superserious”

Biggest Mover(s):
GOLDFRAPP, “A&E” (up 36-27, nine spots)

10. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (down 3)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, up 4)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

08. ADELE, “Chasing Pavements” (up 1)
Album: 19 (2008, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. ONEREPUBLIC, “Stop And Stare” (up 1)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. TIMBALAND presents ONEREPUBLIC, “Apologize” (down 2)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

04. MAROON 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You” (up 1)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Teardrops On My Guitar” (steady, third week)
Album: Taylor Swift (2006, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

01. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days” (steady, second week)
Album: Here Right Now (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers, Retro

ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 12, 2012

"Fire" up the flashback.

“Free” to travel back in time!

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 February 12, 2012…

Debuts:
40. JOSH TATUM, “Everything I Need”
39. OLLY MURS, “Oh My Goodness”
38. REBECCA FERGUSON, “Nothing’s Real But Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
JON MCLAUGHLIN featuring SARA BAREILLES, “Summer Is Over” (40-33)
MADONNA featuring NICKI MINAJ & M.I.A., “Give Me All Your Luvin'” (30-23)
LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Dancin’ Away With My Heart” (25-18, seven spots)

10. COLDPLAY featuring RIHANNA, “Princess Of China” (up 3)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. ONE DIRECTION, “One Thing” (up 3)
Album: Up All Night (2012, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

08. MAT KEARNEY, “Ships In The Night” (up 1)
Album: Young Love (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. TRAIN, “Drive By” (steady, second week)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

05. OLLY MURS, “Dance With Me Tonight” (down 2)
Album: In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, Syco/Epic Records – U.K.)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

04. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (down 2)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (up 1)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

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

01. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (up 4)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Fairfax/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers, Retro

ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 17, 2016

Let them eat “Cake”.

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 January 17, 2016…

Debuts:
40. BRIAN FALLON, “A Wonderful Life”
38. MIIKE SNOW, “Genghis Khan”
37. RUTH B, “Lost Boy”

Biggest Mover(s):
MIKE POSNER, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (38-28, ten spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “Piece By Piece” (steady, second week)
Album: Piece By Piece (2015, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

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

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

07. ONE DIRECTION, “Perfect” (down 3)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

06. GWEN STEFANI, “Used To Love You” (steady, third week)
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

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

04. DNCE, “Cake By The Ocean” (up 1)
Album: DNCE (2016, Republic Records)
Peak: #4

03. ADELE, “Hello” (steady, second week)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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

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

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers, Retro

ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 30, 2012

“On” the charts.

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 December 30, 2012…

Debuts:
39. LAWSON, “Learn To Love Again”
37. COLBIE CAILLAT featuring GAVIN DEGRAW, “We Both Know”
34. ONEREPUBLIC, “If I Lose Myself”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRITT NICOLE, “Gold” (32-24, eight spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE featuring NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Between The Raindrops” (down 3)
Album: Almería (2012, Geffen Records)
Peak: #7

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Catch My Breath” (steady, second week)
Album: Greatest Hits – Chapter One (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

08. TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (up 2)
Album: Red (2012, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. THE SCRIPT, “Six Degrees Of Separation” (up 1)
Album: #3 (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. ADELE, “Skyfall” (down 1)
Album: Skyfall – Single (2012, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. JASON MRAZ, “93 Million Miles” (up 1)
Album: Love Is A Four Letter Word (2012, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. ROBBIE WILLIAMS, “Candy” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Take The Crown (2012, Farrell Music/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. OLLY MURS, “Troublemaker” (steady, third week)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. P!NK, “Try” (steady, third week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. FUN., “Carry On” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers, Retro

ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2017: Part Three, 30-11

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. 2017 was certainly a year of considerable change in many different industries: media, politics, etc., and that change was reflected in much of the music that was released this year. In fact, “Never Change” gives a new Irish duo, Picture This, their first song to reach my year-end survey. Luckily, “Love” was still felt throughout the year, featured in the titles of songs from Andy Grammer, John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson and more. “Money” was on the mind of Jack Antonoff from Bleachers, as well as the four guys from Foster The People. You already know that I played songs from Harry Styles and Paramore about a million “Times”, while Lorde and MUNA found “Places” to rest on the survey earlier this year, but where will they “Place” here?

Well, grab your headphones and let’s get back to the countdown. Check out the next 20 songs on my Top 100 of 2017…

The 2017 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 4, 2016 to the chart dated November 26, 2017. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks charted in the top 40 and top ten. 176 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 168 that did so in 2016.

30. HAIM, “Want You Back”
Album: Something To Tell You
Label: Columbia
Peak: #5
Weeks: 22

29. DUA LIPA, “New Rules”
Album: Dua Lipa
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 20+ (17 applied to 2017 ranking)

28. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Doing It For The Money”
Album: Sacred Hearts Club
Label: Columbia
Peak: #6
Weeks: 20

27. PARAMORE, “Hard Times”
Album: After Laughter
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Peak: #4
Weeks: 20

26. NOAH KAHAN, “Young Blood”
Album: TBA
Label: Republic
Peak: #5
Weeks: 21

25. NEW POLITICS, “One Of Us”
Album: Lost In Translation
Label: Crush Music/Warner Bros.
Peak: #5
Weeks: 21

24. JOHN MAYER, “Love On The Weekend”
Album: The Search For Everything
Label: Columbia
Peak: #3
Weeks: 21 (19 applied to 2017 ranking)

23. P!NK, “What About Us”
Album: Beautiful Trauma
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for three weeks
Weeks: 19+ (16 applied to 2017 ranking)

22. THE SCRIPT, “Rain”
Album: Freedom Child
Label: Columbia
Peak: #2
Weeks: 23 (20 applied to 2017 ranking)

21. MILEY CYRUS, “Malibu”
Album: Younger Now
Label: RCA
Peak: #2
Weeks: 21

20. JULIA BRENNAN, “Inner Demons”
Album: Inner Demons (EP)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #3
Weeks: 24 (23 applied to 2017 ranking)

19. GEORGE EZRA, “Don’t Matter Now”
Album: TBA
Label: Columbia
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22

18. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer”
Album: EVOLVE
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #3
Weeks: 22

17. LP, “Lost On You”
Album: Lost On You
Label: Vagrant/BMG/RCA
Peak: #2
Weeks: 25 (20 applied to 2017 ranking)

16. JAMES TW, “Ex”
Album: TBA
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #3
Weeks: 23

15. ADELE, “Water Under The Bridge”
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia
Peak: #1 for three weeks
Weeks: 27 (21 applied to 2017 ranking)

14. KATY PERRY featuring SKIP MARLEY, “Chained To The Rhythm”
Album: Witness
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for four weeks
Weeks: 21

13. ARCADE FIRE, “Everything Now”
Album: Everything Now
Label: Columbia
Peak: #2
Weeks: 23

12. LIAM PAYNE, “Strip That Down”
Album: TBA
Label: Republic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 23

11. LORDE, “Green Light”
Album: Melodrama
Label: Lava/Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 23

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2017 tomorrow…

Leave a comment

Filed under Adam's Top 100 Of 2017