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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (June 2017)

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 during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in June in this month’s Radio Report:

ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS – “So Close” (Crush/Vanguard/Concord, June 6 – Alternative)
Album: Zombies On Broadway (2017)
Past ALT History: McMahon has the distinction of reaching the top 40 at the format with three acts: Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin and his latest solo project. He has two top five hits to date, including “Fire Escape”, which went to #4 earlier this year.

ARCADE FIRE – “Everything Now” (Columbia, June 6 – Alternative)
Album: Everything Now (2017)
Past ALT History: Since 2007, this Canadian act has entered the Alternative survey with a handful of singles, two of which made it through the top 20: “Ready To Start” (#16, 2010) and “Reflektor” (#17, 2013). Though reaction is mixed, it should do nicely here.

LORDE – “Perfect Places” (Lava/Republic, June 6 – Alternative)
Album: Melodrama (2017)
Past ALT History: This is the second single from the New Zealand performer’s forthcoming set, with “Green Light” riding up to its #8 peak several weeks ago. Out of six top 40 entries at the format, her first was her biggest, “Royals”, a seven-week #1 from 2013.

BEBE REXHA featuring LIL’ WAYNE – “The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)” (Warner Bros., June 6 – Top 40)
Album: All Your Fault: Pt. 2 (EP) (2017)
Past T40 History: Rexha is still struggling at the format as a main-credited artist, though she continues to get closer to the top ten with each single release. She’ll get there! Most recently, “In The Name Of Love” (with Martin Garrix) and “I Got You” reached #14.

CHORD OVERSTREET & DEEPEND – “Hold On (Remix)” (4th & Broadway/Safehouse/Island/Republic, June 6 – Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Singer/songwriter Overstreet was one member of the credited Glee Cast, who made the top 50 twice with “Last Christmas” (#50, 2010) and “Loser Like Me” (#42, 2011). This is the first collaboration between he and the Dutch DJs/producers.

BRUNO MARS – “Versace On The Floor” (Atlantic, June 12 – Hot AC and June 13 – Top 40)
Album: 24K Magic (2016)
Past T40 History: Mars is coming off a #1 hit (three weeks) at Top 40 with “That’s What I Like”, which also reached #2 at Hot AC. Before “Like” was announced as a single, “Floor” received significant unsolicited spins at the Top 40 format. Summer smash alert!

ROBIN SCHULZ featuring JAMES BLUNT – “OK” (Big Beat/RRP, June 19 – Hot AC)
Album: Uncovered (2017)
Past HAC History: Schulz has charted as a main artist or producer of three top 40 entries at the format, his most recent being last year’s “Sugar” (#38) with singer Francesco Yates. Blunt spent five weeks at #1 in 2006 with the soft pop ballad “You’re Beautiful”.

TOM WALKER – “Just You And I” (Epic, June 19 – Hot AC)
Album: Blessings (EP) (2017)
Past HAC History: This is Walker’s first song to impact at the format, and it’s already seen some light and/or specialty airplay at a handful of stations on the panel. It’s accumulated nearly 17 million streams on Spotify, much of that coming from a U.K. audience.

JULIA MICHAELS – “Uh Huh” (Republic, June 20 – Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Michaels is still in the top ten on the chart (and gaining) with “Issues”, though it is eligible to go recurrent soon. She’s also co-written over a dozen top 40 entries at the format since 2013, including Selena Gomez’s current radio hit, “Bad Liar”.

ALL TIME LOW – “Good Times” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP, June 26 – Hot AC and June 27 – Top 40)
Album: Last Young Renegade (2017)
Past T40 History: Nearly six years ago, this band’s only charting song, “I Feel Like Dancin'”, spent three consecutive weeks at #41. One additional single, “Something’s Gotta Give”, narrowly missed the top 50 in 2015. Will this track become their first top 40 hit?

Plenty of unreleased summer singles are still on the way, so make sure you watch out for them as they debut…

Which of these new songs would you like to see on the charts later this year? Let me know!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 10, 2017

The Shades is real.

The Shades is real.

Our new releases post will see you now… or rather, you’ll see our new releases post now. Whatever the case may be, this set of fresh releases before the GRAMMY Awards has many great titles. Here are some of this week’s new albums and singles:

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Fifty Shades Darker (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Led by the hit ZAYN and Taylor Swift duet, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, this set full of stars is likely to top the album chart next week. The original Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack, which included several big hits, became one of the top-selling albums of 2015. I think the film’s opening on Friday will contribute to some sales and streaming surges over the weekend, but just how high will it go?

RAG’N’BONE MAN – Human (iTunes)
The title track from this promising newcomer’s album has been on top of my personal chart for five big weeks, and it may just secure another week at the top come Sunday morning. Two of my favorite Jamies, Hartman and Scott, put in work on this album, and it’s at the top of iTunes charts in over 25 countries already. It should also make a decent splash here.

ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS – Zombies On Broadway (iTunes)
McMahon recently hit the top ten on the Alternative radio listing with “Fire Escape”, his first since “Cecilia And The Satellite” in May of 2015. Of course, you probably remember how slow of a run that had. He’s likely due for another top 40 (or a first top 20) album.

BRETT YOUNG – Brett Young (iTunes)
Young took his time and hit the top of the Country radio chart late last year with “Sleep Without You”. His latest single at the format is “In Case You Didn’t Know”, and it could be headed to #1 as well. Look for it to top the Country Albums list next week.

More albums out this week: Lupe Fiasco‘s DROGAS Light (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Aaron Carter‘s LøVë (iTunes), Adam Friedman‘s Green (iTunes), Lukr‘s Heartbreak Mixtape, Vol. 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Chained To The Rhythm”, Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Collateral Damage”, LEVV (iTunes)
“Distance”, Omarion (iTunes)
“Don’t Kill My Vibe”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Ego”, Milky Chance (iTunes)
“Firetruck”, Vice featuring Sage The Gemini & TK Kravitz (iTunes)
“Flip Phone”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)
“I Don’t Know Why (Danny Avila Remix)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“It Takes Two”, Carly Rae Jepsen and Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Just A Man”, SoMo (iTunes)
“Oceans Away (Mansionair Remix)”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“Shape Of My Heart”, Theory Of A Deadman (iTunes)
“Shape Of You (Acoustic + Galantis Remix)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“Substitute”, FRND (iTunes)
“Summer Clothes”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“Temperamental Love”, Bridgit Mendler x Devontée (iTunes)
“Tethered”, Rationale (iTunes)
“The Way I Are (Acoustic)”, Leo Stannard x Carmody (iTunes)
“Wind In My Hair”, Mandy Moore (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Charlie Wilson, Ryan Adams and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part One, 100-51

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! Whether you were listening to tropical house or Cam’s “Burning House”, music made a big impact on all of us this year. Chances are you were probably streaming your favorite hits rather than purchasing them in 2016, though we still spin some on the turntable now and then. This year, the deaths of David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Leonard Cohen, Maurice White and Prince, among many other musicians, were overwhelming at times. A healthy dose of music likely got you through the political season, regardless of who you voted for. (It’s okay, I didn’t vote him either, but I did vote for plenty of top artists and songs this year.) Music will always be there, and so will numbers, and thus, I shall marry the two again, but without the vows and the cake, etc.

What was the “Sound” of 2016? Look no further than chart songs by Alabama Shakes, Disturbed, Shawn Hook and The 1975. There was a whole lot to “Like” about top ten hits from Captain Cuts/Nateur, Gwen Stefani, Jordan Fisher, P!nk and ZAYN. I traveled to a “Goldmine” and an “Oasis”, courtesy of Colbie Caillat and A Great Big World, respectively, and turned a “Hello” to Adele into a “Hell No” to Ingrid Michaelson. It was a “Brand New” year, Ben Rector would agree, and there was much new music to love. So, let’s start the countdown and find out where my favorite songs of the year rank…

The 2016 chart year encompasses the period of 52 charts from the list dated December 6, 2015 to the list dated November 27, 2016. Peaks provided reflect the highest position reached by the final chart of the survey year. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks stayed in the top 40. 168 songs in total had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 165 that did so in 2015.

100. DAUGHTRY, “Torches”
Album: It’s Not Over… The Hits So Far
Label: RCA
Peak: #19

99. ANDRA DAY, “Rise Up”
Album: Cheers To The Fall
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #21

98. MAROON 5, “Don’t Wanna Know”
Album: TBA
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #10

97. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Wildest Dreams”
Album: 1989
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #2 (2015)

96. MELANIE MARTINEZ, “Pity Party”
Album: Cry Baby
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #19

95. TAKE THAT, “Hey Boy”
Album: III
Label: Polydor (U.K.)
Peak: #13

94. THE SCORE, “Oh My Love”
Album: Where Do You Run (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #17

93. CALUM SCOTT, “Dancing On My Own”
Album: TBA
Label: Capitol
Peak: #9+

92. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “H.O.L.Y.”
Album: Dig Your Roots
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #17

91. THE STRUMBELLAS, “We Don’t Know”
Album: Hope
Label: Glassnote
Peak: #13

90. MIIKE SNOW, “Genghis Khan”
Album: iii
Label: Jackalope/Atlantic
Peak: #17

89. ROB THOMAS, “Hold On Forever”
Album: The Great Unknown
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #9

88. PARACHUTE, “Without You”
Album: Wide Awake
Label: Vanguard/Concord
Peak: #19

87. CAM, “Burning House”
Album: Untamed
Label: Arista/RCA
Peak: #19

86. THAT POPPY, “Lowlife”
Album: Bubblebath (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #16

85. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fresh Eyes”
Album: TBA
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #17

84. CODY FRY, “Go”
Album: TBA
Label: Independent
Peak: #18

83. TORI KELLY, “Hollow”
Album: Unbreakable
Label: Capitol
Peak: #15

82. NICK FRADIANI, “Get You Home”
Album: Hurricane
Label: Dot/BMLG/Republic
Peak: #14

81. DAGNY, “Backbeat”
Album: Ultraviolet (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

80. ELLIE GOULDING, “Still Falling For You”
Album: Bridget Jones’s Baby (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #14

79. GOO GOO DOLLS, “So Alive”
Album: Boxes
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #16

78. TRAIN, “Play That Song”
Album: A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat
Label: Sunken Forest/Columbia
Peak: #6+

77. KUNGS vs. COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS, “This Girl”
Album: Layers
Label: Casablanca/Republic
Peak: #12

76. ONE DIRECTION, “History”
Album: Made In The A.M.
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #12

75. KATY PERRY, “Rise”
Album: TBA
Label: Capitol
Peak: #10

74. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “High Dive”
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Label: Crush/Vanguard/Concord
Peak: #1 for two weeks

73. STING, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”
Album: 57th & 9th
Label: A&M/Interscope
Peak: #5+

72. NIALL HORAN, “This Town”
Album: TBA
Label: Capitol
Peak: #3+

71. THE 1975, “Love Me”
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Peak: #6

70. SECRET WEAPONS, “Something New”
Album: Secret Weapons (EP)
Label: Epic
Peak: #12

69. GROUPLOVE, “Welcome To Your Life”
Album: Big Mess
Label: Canvasback/Atlantic
Peak: #12

68. JORDAN FISHER, “Lookin’ Like That”
Album: Jordan Fisher (EP)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #10

67. THE GRISWOLDS, “Out Of My Head”
Album: High Times For Low Lives
Label: Wind-up/Concord
Peak: #12

66. ST. LUCIA, “Dancing On Glass”
Album: Matter
Label: Columbia
Peak: #14

65. BON JOVI, “This House Is Not For Sale”
Album: This House Is Not For Sale
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #10

64. LUKAS GRAHAM, “7 Years”
Album: Lukas Graham
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #13

63. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Fire Escape”
Album: Zombies On Broadway
Label: Crush/Vanguard/Concord
Peak: #4

62. KELLY CLARKSON, “Piece By Piece”
Album: Piece By Piece
Label: RCA
Peak: #10

61. ZAYN, “Like I Would”
Album: Mind Of Mine
Label: RCA
Peak: #10

60. BAHARI, “Dancing On The Sun”
Album: Dancing On The Sun (EP)
Label: Bahari Beach/Interscope
Peak: #10

59. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Make Me…”
Album: Glory
Label: RCA
Peak: #8

58. ELLIE GOULDING, “On My Mind”
Album: Delirium
Label: Interscope
Peak: #2 (2015/2016)

57. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “What We Live For”
Album: What We Live For
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #9

56. BANNERS, “Shine A Light”
Album: BANNERS (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #4

55. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts”
Album: Long Live The Angels
Label: Capitol
Peak: #2

54. LUKAS GRAHAM, “Mama Said”
Album: Lukas Graham
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #9

53. TAYLOR SWIFT, “New Romantics”
Album: 1989
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #7

52. ELLIE GOULDING, “Something In The Way You Move”
Album: Delirium
Label: Interscope
Peak: #10

51. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Pride”
Album: What We Live For
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #10

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2016 tomorrow…

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 18, 2016

Eight is enough.

Eight is enough.

DEBUTS
40. Ocean Park Standoff – Good News
39. MUNA – I Know A Place | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
29. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (35)
22. Passenger – Anywhere (28)
20. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (14) | PEAK: #10
09. LP – Lost On You (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (07) | PEAK: #04
07. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (05) | PEAK: #02
05. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Train – Play That Song (04) | PEAK: #04
03. James TW – When You Love Someone (03) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
02. Niall Horan – This Town (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (2)
2. Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake – True Colors (5)
3. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (1)
4. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (4)
5. Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You (3)
6. Tyler Hilton – Next To You (7)
7. The Score – Unstoppable (8)
8. DNCE – Truthfully (6)
9. Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love (9)
10. Molly Kate Kestner – Good Die Young (-)

In The Mix:
Alice Merton – No Roots
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
Britney Spears featuring Tinashe – Slumber Party
Broods – Heartlines
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside
Coldplay – Everglow
James Hersey – Miss You
Lolo – Shine
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Ryan Adams – Do You Still Love Me?
Ryan Corn – The Pressure

Chart Notes:

  • In her ninth week on the chart, Adele advances from 2-1 with “Water Under The Bridge”. Now, you’re probably saying, “Oh, look, another Adele song at #1. What’s so special about that?” Well, dear blog reader, something is different about her latest chart-topping single. “Bridge” is her eighth #1 on my survey, which gives her (and her alone) the record for the most #1 songs of all-time. She passes Coldplay in the process, who currently stand at seven. You go, girl! Is a ninth in her future next year? Stay tuned…
  • There are two talented trios debuting on my chart, and the higher of the two is at #39 as the week’s Highest Debut. The three women of MUNA are Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin and Naomi McPherson, and their latest single is “I Know A Place”. Earlier this year, their song “Loudspeaker” cracked the top 50 on the Triple A radio survey. They also have nearly 50 million streams on Spotify, and that number will continue to surge in the new year.
  • After a crazy 2016, we all need some “Good News”, and the new group Ocean Park Standoff is here to provide some. They come in at #40 this week. Members Ethan Thompson, Pete Nappi and Samantha Ronson are looking forward to getting their song on the air at both CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC radio stations, with impact dates scheduled at both in the next few weeks.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 11, 2016

"Town" has the crown.

“Town” has the crown.

DEBUTS
40. Tom Chaplin – Quicksand
38. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
37. Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande – Faith
35. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Martin Luke Brown – Shadow & Light (37)
28. Passenger – Anywhere (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. LP – Lost On You (12) | PEAK: #10
09. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (04) | PEAK: #04
07. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (06) | PEAK: #04
06. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (03) | PEAK: #02
04. Train – Play That Song (07) | PEAK: #04
03. James TW – When You Love Someone (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – This Town (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (3)
2. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (6)
3. Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You (4)
4. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (7)
5. Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake – True Colors (10)
6. DNCE – Truthfully (8)
7. Tyler Hilton – Next To You (-)
8. The Score – Unstoppable (-)
9. Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love (-)
10. MAGIC! – No Regrets (-)

In The Mix:
Alice Merton – No Roots (new)
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away (new)
Britney Spears featuring Tinashe – Slumber Party
Broods – Heartlines (new)
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside
Coldplay – Everglow
James Hersey – Miss You
Lolo – Shine
Måns Zelmerlöw – Glorious
Molly Kate Kestner – Good Die Young (new)
MUNA – I Know A Place (new)
Ricky Reed – Express Myself
Ryan Adams – Do You Still Love Me? (new)
Ryan Corn – The Pressure

Chart Notes:

  • Three years ago this week, the band One Direction scored their first #1 on my chart with “Story Of My Life”. It spent three weeks at #1. Earlier this year, former member ZAYN reached the top spot with “Pillowtalk”. It, too, spent three weeks at #1. So, if this week’s new chart-topper also spends three weeks in the pole position, I guess it wouldn’t be so strange. We’ll see! A solo hit from the band’s Niall Horan is up 2-1, and it’s called “This Town”. Look for a solo album from Horan next year.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third chart single from OneRepublic‘s Oh My My. “Let’s Hurt Tonight” comes in at #35. It heads for Hot AC radio adds on January 9, but it could very well reach the top 50 before its impact date. Leader Ryan Tedder is all over this week’s chart; not only does his group have a second hit in the countdown, “Kids” (holding at #16), but he’s also one of the writers on the song that debuts at #37. You’ll find more information on that single below…
  • One of the notable movie hits on the chart this week is taken from the animated film Sing, which opens on December 21. The legendary Stevie Wonder has his first credited hit on my survey in a collaboration with Ariana Grande. “Faith” comes in at #37. At age 66, Wonder is now one of the oldest performers to ever make my chart, and he’s one of two acts over 60 in the top 40 this week. (Sting, who recently turned 65, has “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” at #8.)
  • On Thursday night, a surprise collaboration from ZAYN and Taylor Swift was quickly spread over social media after Swift posted a picture of the single cover across her various accounts. Their song is “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, and it’s featured in the film Fifty Shades Darker. It’s new at #38. This is Swift’s third single to chart from a movie, following “Eyes Open” (The Hunger Games) and “Today Was A Fairytale” (Valentine’s Day).
  • Finally, at #40, is Tom Chaplin and his first single in the top 40 as a solo act, “Quicksand”. Between 2004 and 2014, he had a series of chart hits with the band Keane, including “Silenced By The Night”, which spent four weeks at the top in 2012. The Wave hit shelves in the U.K. in October, and it’s out in the U.S. on January 13.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 4, 2016

"Someone" new at the top.

Different month, same James.

DEBUTS
40. Bastille – Blame
36. Passenger – Anywhere | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (39)
26. Milky Chance – Cocoon (31)
17. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (23)
11. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (19) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Train – Play That Song (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Niall Horan – This Town (03) | PEAK: #02
01. James TW – When You Love Someone (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tom Chaplin – Quicksand (1)
2. Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande – Faith (3)
3. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (5)
4. Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You (4)
5. Bobby Bazini – C’est La Vie (2)
6. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (6)
7. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (7)
8. DNCE – Truthfully (-)
9. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (-)
10. Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake – True Colors (8)

In The Mix:
Britney Spears featuring Tinashe – Slumber Party
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside
Coldplay – Everglow
James Hersey – Miss You
Lolo – Shine
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Måns Zelmerlöw – Glorious
Matt Nathanson – Bill Murray
Olly Murs – Grow Up
Ricky Reed – Express Myself
Ryan Corn – The Pressure
Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love

Chart Notes:

  • On the chart dated June 19, the first singles from the latest albums by Bastille and Passenger debuted on my chart. At #31 was the former group’s “Good Grief”, while the latter singer’s “Somebody’s Love” leaped in at #29. Well, those two acts have a second battle in the works, as their next U.S. radio singles both debut this week, albeit lower than the June entries. Coming in at #36 is Passenger‘s “Anywhere”, which goes for Triple A adds on January 30, while Bastille‘s “Blame” is at #40, and it goes for Alternative adds on January 17. Who will be the winner of round two? Stay tuned.
  • Unconfirmed next singles from DNCE and OneRepublic take their spots in the Next In Line this week, but the two songs in question are already receiving some airplay in several prominent radio markets. Grace VanderWaal and the collaboration from Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande may try for top 40 status next week. We’ll see how they do!
  • For the first time since 2011, it appears there will be no Christmas or other holiday-related songs making the weekly chart. At least it was a good run! The biggest seasonal song to reach my survey during this period was Kelly Clarkson‘s “Underneath The Tree”, which hit #12 in late 2013.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 27, 2016

"Someone" new at the top.

More “Love” to close out the chart year.

DEBUTS
40. Martin Luke Brown – Shadow & Light
39. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Daya – Words (37)
31. Milky Chance – Cocoon (38)
24. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (29)
19. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (27) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (14) | PEAK: #08
07. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Train – Play That Song (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – This Town (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (02) | PEAK: #02
01. James TW – When You Love Someone (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tom Chaplin – Quicksand (1)
2. Bobby Bazini – C’est La Vie (4)
3. Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande – Faith (8)
4. Gabrielle Aplin – Miss You (7)
5. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (10)
6. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (9)
7. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (-)
8. Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake – True Colors (-)
9. Lolo – Shine (-)
10. Britney Spears featuring Tinashe – Slumber Party (-)

In The Mix:
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside (new)
Coldplay – Everglow
DNCE – Truthfully (new)
Jacob Whitesides – Focus
James Hersey – Miss You
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Måns Zelmerlöw – Glorious (new)
Matt Nathanson – Bill Murray (new)
matt pond PA – Whoa
Olly Murs – Grow Up
OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (new)
Passenger – When We Were Young
Ricky Reed – Express Myself
Ryan Corn – The Pressure (new)
Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by a newcomer, Minnesota native Julia Brennan. She’s new at #39 with “Inner Demons”. It’s been a big year for Brennan, who recently signed to Columbia Records after her song was aired (and now, added) on KDWB, the influential CHR/Top 40 station in the Minneapolis area. “Demons” has also been spun during specialty programming on SiriusXM station The Pulse.
  • London singer Martin Luke Brown has his fifth top 40 entry on my chart with “Shadow & Light”, illuminating at #40. His biggest chart hit so far is “Nostalgia”, which reached #7. Though he’s back to independent status, Brown continues to make a lot of great (and meaningful) songs.
  • That’s it for the 2016 Chart Year, and what a year it’s been. Check back for more details on my Top 100 of 2016 soon!

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