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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.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 22, 2015

Are you “Good” now?

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 22, 2015…

Debuts:
38. WHO IS FANCY, “Goodbye”
37. HUDSON TAYLOR, “World Without You”
36. TAKE THAT, “Let In The Sun”
35. THE SCRIPT, “Man On A Wire”

Biggest Mover(s):
TORI KELLY, “Nobody Love” (up 33-23, ten spots)

10. MAROON 5, “Sugar” (up 1)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. ANDY GRAMMER, “Honey, I’m Good” (steady, second week)
Album: Magazines Or Novels (2014, S-Curve/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. ONE DIRECTION, “Night Changes” (down 2)
Album: FOUR (2014, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. MARTIN LUKE BROWN, “Nostalgia” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Nostalgia (Single) (2014, Parlophone Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. MARK RONSON featuring BRUNO MARS, “Uptown Funk” (down 2)
Album: Uptown Special (2015, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. ED SHEERAN, “Thinking Out Loud” (down 2)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. ELLIE GOULDING, “Love Me Like You Do” (up 4)
Album: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Soundtrack) (2015, CT/Republic-Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Style” (up 2)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. MAT KEARNEY, “Heartbeat” (steady, second week)
Album: JUST KIDS (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. THE SCRIPT, “No Good In Goodbye” (steady, second week)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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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

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2017: Part Two, 60-31

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 30 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.

60. LORDE, “Perfect Places”
Album: Melodrama
Label: Lava/Republic
Peak: #10

59. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “So Close”
Album: Zombies On Broadway
Label: Crush Music/Vanguard
Peak: #11

58. JAMES ARTHUR, “Say You Won’t Let Go”
Album: Back From The Edge
Label: Columbia
Peak: #10

57. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Miles”
Album: Collateral
Label: Interscope
Peak: #9

56. MAROON 5, “Cold”
Album: Red Pill Blues (Deluxe)
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #9

55. CAPTAIN CUTS featuring NATEUR, “Love Like We Used To”
Album: TBA
Label: Epic
Peak: #5

54. ED SHEERAN, “Galway Girl”
Album: Divide
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #10

53. JOHN MAYER, “Still Feel Like Your Man”
Album: The Search For Everything
Label: Columbia
Peak: #9

52. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do”
Album: Red Pill Blues
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #6

51. ED SHEERAN, “Shape Of You”
Album: Divide
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #8

50. NIALL HORAN, “This Town”
Album: Flicker
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for one week

49. LIGHTS, “Giants”
Album: Skin & Earth
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #10

48. JULIA MICHAELS, “Uh Huh”
Album: Nervous System (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #4

47. TRAIN, “Drink Up”
Album: a girl a bottle a boat
Label: Columbia
Peak: #9

46. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft”
Album: Meaning Of Life
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2

45. KELLY CLARKSON, “It’s Quiet Uptown”
Album: The Hamilton Mixtape
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

44. PASSENGER, “Anywhere”
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea
Label: Nettwerk
Peak: #9

43. ANDY GRAMMER, “Give Love”
Album: The Good Parts
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #5

42. JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone”
Album: First Impressions (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for seven weeks (2016 Chart Year)

41. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Cut To The Feeling”
Album: E•MO•TION: Side B (EP)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #8

40. DEMI LOVATO, “Sorry Not Sorry”
Album: Tell Me You Love Me
Label: Hollywood/Island/Republic
Peak: #9

39. TOM WALKER, “Just You And I”
Album: Blessings (EP)
Label: Epic
Peak: #7

38. HARRY STYLES, “Two Ghosts”
Album: Harry Styles
Label: Columbia
Peak: #6

37. ONEREPUBLIC, “Let’s Hurt Tonight”
Album: Oh My My
Label: Interscope
Peak: #8

36. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Look What You Made Me Do”
Album: reputation
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

35. DANIEL POWTER, “Delicious”
Album: TBA
Label: Unleashed!/Sony Music (SE)
Peak: #5

34. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect”
Album: Divide
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2

33. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “I Believe In You”
Album: Nobody But Me
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #5 (2016 Chart Year)

32. SCOTT HELMAN, “Kinda Complicated”
Album: Hôtel de Ville
Label: Warner Music Canada
Peak: #4

31. TRAIN, “Play That Song”
Album: a girl a bottle a boat
Label: Columbia
Peak: #2

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

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 17, 2017

High five for “One”.

DEBUTS
40. Maroon 5 – Wait
38. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. James Arthur – Naked (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (28)
15. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Scott Helman – PDA (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Dua Lipa – New Rules (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (06) | PEAK: #06
04. The Script – Arms Open (07) | PEAK: #04
03. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way (2)
2. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (1)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (3)
4. Tom Walker – Leave A Light On (8)
5. Serena Ryder – Ice Age (6)
6. Why Don’t We – These Girls (5)
7. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (-)
8. Flagship – Midnight (-)
9. 98 Degrees – Season Of Love (9)
10. Jon McLaughlin – Christmas Time Is Here (But You’re Not) (10)

In The Mix:
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Dashboard Confessional – We Fight
Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (new)
Mainland – I Found God
Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • New Top 40 radio singles from Kesha and Maroon 5 are this week’s two debuts on my personal chart. “Woman”, which is at #38, teams the former act with The Dap-Kings Horns, who played with the late Sharon Jones. Kesha is coming off her biggest hit to date on my chart, “Praying”, which spent four weeks at #1 and falls to #33 this week. The latter group’s “Wait” (#40) marks the fourth single from the deluxe edition of Red Pill Blues and the follow-up to the SZA-assisted “What Lovers Do”, which peaked at #6 and currently sits at #14. They have six #1 songs to date, their last coming in 2012.
  • Watch out for the Top 100 of 2017 starting tomorrow! It’s going to be a fun one. Stay tuned for lots of great music…

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 10, 2017

“One” four all, and all four “One”.

DEBUTS
40. Louis Tomlinson – Miss You
37. James Arthur – Naked | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (40)
23. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (30)
14. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (23) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Scott Helman – PDA (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (09) | PEAK: #08
07. The Script – Arms Open (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – New Rules (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (03) | PEAK: #02
03. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (1)
2. U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way (6)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (3)
4. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (2)
5. Why Don’t We – These Girls (4)
6. Serena Ryder – Ice Age (9)
7. Us The Duo – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (7)
8. Tom Walker – Leave A Light On (-)
9. 98 Degrees – Season Of Love (10)
10. Jon McLaughlin – Christmas Time Is Here (But You’re Not) (8)

In The Mix:
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Dashboard Confessional – We Fight
Flagship – Midnight
Hanson – Finally It’s Christmas
Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman
Mainland – I Found God
Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds
Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • The Syco Music family adds two new top 40 entries on my personal chart to their massive string of huge records, as James Arthur‘s “Naked” (#37) and Louis Tomlinson‘s “Miss You” (#40) climb aboard this week. Earlier this year, Arthur had a #10 single on my chart with the international hit “Say You Won’t Let Go”, while Tomlinson’s “Back To You” (a collaboration with Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals) stumbled its way to #21. Arthur’s new track impacts at the Hot AC format on January 15; Tomlinson’s song is already making solid gains in the top 60 at the Top 40 format.
  • Just one week until my Top 100 of 2017! So many great singles from fantastic artists and bands like Adele, Lorde, MUNA and Taylor Swift are all in the mix, and a whole lot more. Check back from December 18-22 for the final results!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 3, 2017

“One” thing leads to another.

DEBUTS
40. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes
39. Fall Out Boy – Hold Me Tight Or Don’t | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (37)
27. Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran & Future – End Game (32)
23. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. Sheppard – Coming Home (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Script – Arms Open (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #06
07. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – New Rules (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (03) | PEAK: #02
02. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (2)
2. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (1)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (5)
4. Why Don’t We – These Girls (7)
5. James Arthur – Naked (-)
6. U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way (-)
7. Us The Duo – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (10)
8. Jon McLaughlin – Christmas Time Is Here (But You’re Not) (-)
9. Serena Ryder – Ice Age (-)
10. 98 Degrees – Season Of Love (-)

In The Mix:
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Dashboard Confessional – We Fight
Flagship – Midnight
Hanson – Finally It’s Christmas
Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (new)
Louis Tomlinson – Miss You (new)
Mainland – I Found God
Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds
Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (new)
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Tom Walker – Leave A Light On (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a good week for Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons on my personal chart, as the former’s “Hold Me Tight Or Don’t” debuts at #39, while the latter’s “Whatever It Takes” enters at #40. Both cuts are third singles from their respective albums: Fall Out Boy’s M A N I A is due out January 19, and Imagine Dragons’ ƎVOLVE got to #2 on the Billboard 200 last summer. On the most recent radio update, “Tight” becomes the tenth top 40 hit on the Hot AC survey for the former act, and “Takes” will become the tenth top 40 hit on the Alternative chart for the latter band next week. (Gee, the similarities are striking!)
  • Just two weeks until my Top 100 of 2017! Global songs from Julia Michaels, Kesha, Niall Horan and Shawn Mendes are all in the mix, and a whole lot more. Check back from December 18-22 for the final results!

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