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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #20-11

As 2019 and the decade draw 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. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

20. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey”
Album: The Kids Are Coming (EP)
Label: Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG
Peak: #1 for six weeks

19. KYGO & WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love”
Album: (single only)
Label: RCA
Peak: #2

18. KATY PERRY, “Never Really Over”
Album: (single only)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for two weeks

17. WESTLIFE, “Hello My Love”
Album: Spectrum
Label: Virgin EMI
Peak: #2

16. TAYLOR SWFT featuring BRENDON URIE, “ME!”
Album: Lover
Label: Republic
Peak: #1 for four weeks

15. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar”
Album: Origins
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #1 for two weeks

14. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Chances”
Album: DNA
Label: K-Bahn/RCA
Peak: #1 for three weeks

13. P!NK, “Walk Me Home”
Album: Hurts 2B Human
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for one week

12. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”
Album: Late Night Feelings
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for two weeks

11. ROB THOMAS, “One Less Day (Dying Young)”
Album: Chip Tooth Smile
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #70-61

As 2019 and the decade draw 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. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

70. NIALL HORAN, “Nice To Meet Ya”
Album: (single only)
Label: Neon Haze/Capitol
Peak: #1 for six+ weeks (2019/2020)

69. CHARLI XCX & TROYE SIVAN, “1999”
Album: Charli
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #12

68. BARNS COURTNEY, “You And I”
Album: 404
Label: Capitol
Peak: #12

67. BEN PLATT, “Grow As We Go”
Album: Sing To Me Instead
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #13

66. JAMES TW, “Incredible”
Album: Chapters
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #12

65. STEVE AOKI featuring BACKSTREET BOYS, “Let It Be Me”
Album: (single only)
Label: Ultra
Peak: #8

64. BACKSTREET BOYS, “No Place”
Album: DNA
Label: K-Bahn/RCA
Peak: #12

63. SEEB x BASTILLE, “Grip”
Album: (single only)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #12

62. KELLY CLARKSON, “Heat”
Album: Meaning Of Life
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #9

61. ARIANA GRANDE, “Thank U, Next”
Album: Thank U, Next
Label: Republic
Peak: #10

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 17, 2019

Nice two meet him again.

DEBUTS
39. Neon Trees – Used To Like

TOP GAINERS
29. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Finneas – Shelter (30)
24. Sheppard – Die Young (29)
21. Louis Tomlinson – We Made It (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
18. Lukas Graham – Lie (23)
13. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (19)
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me (09) | PEAK: #08
09. Harry Styles – Lights Up (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Coldplay – Orphans (14) | PEAK: #08
07. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Lizzo – Good As Hell (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Keane – Love Too Much (03) | PEAK: #03
04. Taylor Swift – Lover (04) | PEAK: #02
03. The Script – The Last Time (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (2)
2. LP – Strange (4)
3. Parachute – Had It All (1)
4. Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July (7)
5. Westlife – My Blood (5)
6. Lady Antebellum – Ocean (6)
7. Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted (-)
8. Lennon Stella – Kissing Other People (10)
9. Jewel – No More Tears (-)
10. Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold On (8)

In The Mix:
Bastille & Alessia Cara – Another Place
HAIM – Now I’m In It
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar (new)
Sugar Ray – Highest Tree
Zedd & Kehlani – Good Thing

Chart Notes:

  • Niall Horan remains at #1 for the second week on my personal chart with “Nice To Meet Ya”, his sixth solo #1 song to reach the top. Moving seven spots closer to the summit, Louis Tomlinson‘s “We Made It” (leaping 28-21) and the JP Saxe and Julia Michaels collaboration “If The World Was Ending” (36-29) tie for the Biggest Mover in the top 40. Neon Trees score their ninth top 40 single on my list with “Used To Like”, entering at #39. The group has two #1 songs to date and we’ll see if their third is on the horizon in the new year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 10, 2019

“Nice” to see him at #1.

DEBUTS
39. Martin Garrix & Dean Lewis – Used To Love

TOP GAINERS
28. Louis Tomlinson – We Made It (35)
21. Kesha featuring Big Freedia – Raising Hell (26)
19. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
14. Coldplay – Orphans (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Normani – Motivation (05) | PEAK: #03
09. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (06) | PEAK: #02
06. Lizzo – Good As Hell (07) | PEAK: #06
05. The Script – The Last Time (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – Lover (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Keane – Love Too Much (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Parachute – Had It All (1)
2. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (2)
3. James Blunt – Cold (3)
4. LP – Strange (8)
5. Westlife – My Blood (5)
6. Lady Antebellum – Ocean (6)
7. Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July (-)
8. Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold On (9)
9. Echosmith – Lonely Generation (7)
10. Lennon Stella – Kissing Other People (-)

In The Mix:
Bastille & Alessia Cara – Another Place
HAIM – Now I’m In It
Jewel – No More Tears (new)
Sugar Ray – Highest Tree
Zedd & Kehlani – Good Thing

Chart Notes:

  • Big congrats are in order for Niall Horan, who scores his sixth solo #1 song on my chart with “Nice To Meet Ya”, climbing from 3-1. Horan’s latest chart-topper extends his run as the most successful individual member of One Direction on my list. He’s also sure to do really well on my end-of-the-decade chart with at least one of his songs, which will be revealed after the holidays. Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” soars from 33-19 in its second week in the top 40, giving it the Biggest Mover title on this week’s chart. The only new entry of note lands at #39, as “Used To Love” marks the first collaboration to chart for Martin Garrix and Dean Lewis. The song impacts at Hot AC radio in three weeks.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 3, 2019

Dancing into November at #1.

DEBUTS
40. Keane – Stupid Things
38. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending
33. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Kesha featuring Big Freedia – Raising Hell (31)
22. Coldplay – Orphans (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. American Authors featuring Maddie Poppe & Phillip Phillips – Bring It On Home (25)
14. Harry Styles – Lights Up (22)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (17) | PEAK: #10
09. The Script – The Last Time (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Lizzo – Good As Hell (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (02) | PEAK: #02
05. Normani – Motivation (03) | PEAK: #03
04. Keane – Love Too Much (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Taylor Swift – Lover (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Parachute – Had It All (1)
2. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (5)
3. James Blunt – Cold (4)
4. Ben Platt – Rain (2)
5. Westlife – My Blood (10)
6. Lady Antebellum – Ocean (-)
7. Echosmith – Lonely Generation (7)
8. LP – Strange (-)
9. Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold On (-)
10. Sugar Ray – Highest Tree (-)

In The Mix:
Bastille & Alessia Cara – Another Place (new)
HAIM – Now I’m In It (new)
Martin Garrix & Dean Lewis – Used To Love (new)
Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July
Zedd & Kehlani – Good Thing (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Tones And I manages a sixth week at #1 for “Dance Monkey”, but the growing competition from Niall Horan and Taylor Swift may keep her global smash out of the top spot next time around. Coldplay earns this week’s Biggest Mover title with a 33-22 jump for “Orphans”. New at #33, Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” leads a pack of three debuts, as it prepares to impact at Top 40 radio on Tuesday. A collaboration from JP Saxe and Julia Michaels comes in at #38, titled “If The World Was Ending”, with Saxe scoring his first appearance on my list. Keane‘s latest single at Triple A radio (which impacts this month) also bounces in at #40. “Stupid Things” gives the band three songs in the top 40 off their most recent release Cause And Effect.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 27, 2019

“Monkey” is still going bananas.

DEBUTS
39. Picture This – One Night
38. Louis Tomlinson – We Made It
33. Coldplay – Orphans
31. Kesha featuring Big Freedia – Raising Hell | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Saint Motel – Van Horn (40)
34. Sheppard – Die Young (39)
29. Finneas – Shelter (34)
25. American Authors featuring Maddie Poppe & Phillip Phillips – Bring It On Home (30)
22. Harry Styles – Lights Up (27)
17. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (23)
(see #6 and #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Script – The Last Time (16) | PEAK: #10
09. Zara Larsson – All The Time (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
08. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Lizzo – Good As Hell (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (13) | PEAK: #06 | BIGGEST MOVER
05. Keane – Love Too Much (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – Lover (04) | PEAK: #03
03. Normani – Motivation (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Parachute – Had It All (2)
2. Ben Platt – Rain (1)
3. Keane – Stupid Things (10)
4. James Blunt – Cold (3)
5. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (-)
6. OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (4)
7. Echosmith – Lonely Generation (8)
8. Liam Payne – Stack It Up (6)
9. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (-)
10. Westlife – My Blood (-)

In The Mix:
Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold On
John Splithoff – Proud
Lady Antebellum – Ocean
Noah Cyrus – July
Sam Hunt – Kinfolks
Sugar Ray – Highest Tree

Chart Notes:

  • Australia’s Tones And I scores a fifth week at #1 with “Dance Monkey”, as the top four titles on the countdown remain unchanged. With the addition of three songs entering the top ten, all by or featuring acts that have reached the top of my list, that will soon change. It’s also been a busy week for new entries, with four of them blasting into the top 40. Kesha and Big Freedia lead things off at #31 with “Raising Hell”, the first single from Kesha’s forthcoming album High Road, due January 10. Coldplay‘s “Orphans” is in at #33, one of two new cuts released on Thursday from their highly-anticipated double album Everyday Life, due November 22. Louis Tomlinson earns his fifth solo top 40 single with “We Made It”, bowing at #38. It and “Kill My Mind” (at #36) will appear on his debut solo album Walls, due January 31. Finally, at #39, Picture This returns to the chart with “One Night”, a song that’s already hit the top five in their native Ireland. It’s the band’s third single to make my list.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 15, 2019

“All” good for a second week.

DEBUTS
39. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey – Don’t Call Me Angel
37. John Mayer – Carry Me Away | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Louis Tomlinson – Kill My Mind (40)
31. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me (38)
30. Grace Potter – Love Is Love (35)
28. Lizzo – Good As Hell (34)
16. Dean Lewis – Waves (21)
15. Taylor Swift – Lover (27) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Stephen Puth – Look Away (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Keane – The Way I Feel (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Zara Larsson – All The Time (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James Blunt – Cold (3)
2. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (1)
3. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (5)
4. Ben Platt – Rain (7)
5. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (6)
6. Morgxn – A New Way (2)
7. Adam Lambert – Superpower (8)
8. Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You (-)
9. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (9)
10. JOHN.k – If We Never Met (10)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain
Dean Lewis – Straight Back Down (new)
John Newman & Nina Nesbitt – Without You
New Hope Club – Love Again
Oh Wonder – Hallelujah
OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (new)
Parachute – Had It All (new)
Rex Orange County – 10/10 (new)
Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!
The Highwomen – The Chain
Weezer – The End Of The Game (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Zara Larsson stays at #1 on my personal chart for a second week with “All The Time”, while Taylor Swift leaps from 27-15 with this week’s Biggest Mover, the title track from her current album Lover. John Mayer earns the highest of two debuts on the survey, entering at #37 with “Carry Me Away”. The tune will reach the top 50 on the published Hot AC chart tomorrow. The new collaboration “Don’t Call Me Angel” lands at #39 for Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, which came out early Friday morning. The song is featured on the soundtrack to the new Charlie’s Angels film, which Grande also executive-produced; the album is due on November 1, while the film opens November 15.

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