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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)

Album: Charli
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #12

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

Album: DNA
Label: K-Bahn/RCA
Peak: #12

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

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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 6, 2019

Hollywood’s swinging.

Lots of fun finds are here for the first release date of September, including a big album that’s sure to Post giant numbers. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

POST MALONE – Hollywood’s Bleeding (iTunes)
Features: several larger streaming and radio hits like “Circles”, the Young Thug-assisted “Goodbyes”, “Wow” and more

Notable albums out this week: Aitch‘s AitcH20 (iTunes), Barns Courtney‘s 404 (iTunes), Foy Vance‘s To Memphis (iTunes), Home Free‘s Dive Bar Saints (iTunes), Jax Jones‘s Snacks (Supersize) (iTunes), Lindsey Stirling‘s Artemis (iTunes), Mahalia‘s Love And Compromise (iTunes), Melanie Martinez‘s K-12 (iTunes), MUNA‘s Saves The World (iTunes), RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s Solace Remixed (iTunes), Sister Hazel‘s Earth (iTunes), Sleeping With Sirens‘s How It Feels To Be Lost (iTunes), The Highwomen‘s The Highwomen (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Alessia Cara‘s This Summer (iTunes), David Spekter‘s Elephant (iTunes), Death Cab For Cutie‘s The Blue (iTunes), FRND‘s Adventures Of The FRNDship: Issue 1 (iTunes), Mallrat‘s Driving Music (iTunes), Phangs‘s A_Wreck (iTunes), Snow Patrol‘s Reworked 2 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“49-99”, Tiwa Savage (iTunes)
“Actress”, Delacey (iTunes)
“Ain’t Together”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Always There”, Greta Van Fleet (iTunes)
“Back To You”, Hudson Taylor (iTunes)
“Bad Habit”, Zach Sorgen (iTunes)
“Bad Idea!”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“Bathroom Floor”, Maddie & Tae (iTunes)
“Better Than You Loved Me”, Aaron Smith (iTunes)
“Bipolar”, Kiiara (iTunes)
“Butter”, Snow Tha Product (iTunes)
“Carry Me Away”, John Mayer (iTunes)
“Casual” and “Middle Name”, Thomston (iTunes)
“Catching Feelings”, Drax Project featuring Six60 (iTunes)
“Cold”, R.Lum.R (iTunes)
“Comfort Crowd”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Compromise”, Gallant featuring Sabrina Claudio (iTunes)
“Control”, Garrett Kato (iTunes)
“Dark Circles”, Ryan Beatty (iTunes)
“Delusional”, Youngr featuring Ilselena (iTunes)
“Did It To Myself”, Orla Gartland (iTunes)
“Dirty Laundry”, Danny Brown (iTunes)
“Dream Girl”, Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“Easy”, Next Town Down featuring 6LACK (iTunes)
“Factor In”, Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
“Fade Out (Dark Heart Remix)”, Seeb with Olivia O’Brien & Space Primates (iTunes)
“Falling Down (SYML Remix)”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“February 2017”, Charli XCX featuring Clairo & Yaeji (iTunes)
“Feel Up”, Pia Mia & YG (iTunes)
“Flickers”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“For Your Eyes Only”, Cashmere Cat (iTunes)
“Got Off Easy”, Kevin Griffin (iTunes)
“Green Eyes”, Joseph (iTunes)
“Hallelujah”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Hard Liquor” and “Tip It Back”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Hey, I’m Just Like You”, Tegan & Sara (iTunes)
“High School”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Homecoming Queen?”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“Hurts”, Wafia featuring Louis The Child & Whethan (iTunes)
“I Believe In Us”, WILD (iTunes)
“I Know”, Rence (iTunes)
“I Need You More Than You Want Me”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“I Really Wish I Hated You”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“I Remember”, Patrick James (iTunes)
“I Wish”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Innit”, Drumaq (iTunes)
“Intro” and “Pink”, Two Feet (iTunes)
“In The Middle”, Alesso & SUMR CAMP (iTunes)
“Kill My Mind”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Know Your Heart”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“Let It Be Me”, Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Letting Go”, Dotan (iTunes)
“Liar” and “Shameless”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Living Proof”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Love Me Less”, MAX featuring Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Marry Those Eyes”, MKTO (iTunes)
“Missing Home”, Flora Cash (iTunes)
“More”, Electric Guest (iTunes)
“Never Change”, Don Diablo (iTunes)
“Nobody’s Perfect”, Fire Jane (iTunes)
“No Hard Feelings”, Melii (iTunes)
“Oh No!!!”, Grandson (iTunes)
“Over”, Tyron Hapi & Babet (iTunes)
“Over You”, HOLYCHILD (iTunes)
“Pick U Up”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Pill For This”, Sam DeRosa (iTunes)
“Pretty Bitchin'”, Miranda Lambert (iTunes)
“Purple Hat”, Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“Pyro”, Aaron Carter (iTunes)
“Really Don’t Like U”, Tove Lo featuring Kylie Minogue (iTunes)
“Rollin'”, Hootie & The Blowfish (iTunes)
“Sanremo”, MIKA (iTunes)
“See You Soon”, Kim Churchill (iTunes)
“Sounds Of The Skeng”, Stormzy (iTunes)
“Strange”, Celeste (iTunes)
“Summer’s Over”, Elijah The Boy (iTunes)
“Superpower”, Adam Lambert (iTunes)
“The Runner”, Foals (iTunes)
“Time For You”, Taio Cruz featuring Wonder Studio (iTunes)
“Torn (KREAM Remix)”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Treehouse”, James Arthur with Ty Dolla $ign & Shotty Horroh (iTunes)
“Two Commas”, Poo Bear (iTunes)
“Violence”, Grimes & i_o (iTunes)
“Walk Alone”, The Him (iTunes)
“Wanted”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Where We’re From”, Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Why Do You Love Me (Klingande Remix)”, Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“Woman Lover Powerful”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Younger”, Jonas Blue & HRVY (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Charli XCX, Korn, The Lumineers and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 2, 2018

By George, I think he’s got it.

39. KT Tunstall – The River
38. Bishop Briggs – Baby
37. Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again
36. Barns Courtney – 99
34. Jukebox The Ghost – Fred Astaire | HIGHEST DEBUT

33. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (40)
25. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (29)
15. Elle King – Shame (21)

10. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (13) | PEAK: #10
09. A Great Big World – Younger (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
08. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Imagine Dragons – Natural (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Ben Rector – Drive (05) | PEAK: #05
04. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (02) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (3)
2. Muse – Something Human (1)
3. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (6)
4. Robyn – Missing U (4)
5. Picture This – When We Were Young (2)
6. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (9)
7. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (7)
8. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (-)
9. Ariana Grande – Breathin (-)
10. Phillip Phillips – Magnetic (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls
Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (new)
Alesso – Remedy (new)
David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone (new)
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One
Janet Jackson – Made For Now
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
LP – Girls Go Wild
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Max Frost – Good Morning
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water
Thomas Abban – Sinner
Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (new)

Chart Notes:

  • George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” extends its time at #1 on my personal chart by another week, now there for a third week, but the latest countdown is all about the debuts. There are five new tracks entering the top 40, a noticeably larger total than usual, led by “Fred Astaire” from Jukebox The Ghost at #34. This is the follow-up to “Everybody’s Lonely”, which peaked at #2 in April. The trio’s 2015 single “Postcard” spent seven weeks at #1 and became my top song of that year. Two steps below, at #36, Barns Courtney is back with “99”, the year my first official chart was published. (Oh, the nostalgia of it all!) Courtney logged four weeks at the top in 2016 with “Fire”, which remains his biggest hit to date. New at #37, with their second top 40 single from Come Tomorrow, the Dave Matthews Band is in with “Again And Again”. The group last made my top ten in late 2009 with “You And Me”, reaching #9. Bishop Briggs lands one notch lower at #38 with “Baby”, which marks her third entry to chart this year, following “Dream” (#15) and “White Flag” (#24). Finally, at #39, KT Tunstall scores her first top 40 entry in nearly eight years with “The River”. It was twelve years ago that Tunstall spent two weeks at #1 with “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree”, her only chart-topper to date.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part Five, 5-1

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

Are you ready for my top five songs of 2016? I sure am. Well, I hope I am. I charted them all for lengthy periods of time…

Three solo males, one solo female and a group remain on our quest to the top of the charts, but only one can make it to #1. It is now time to see where they 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.

05. BASTILLE, “Good Grief” (723 chart points)
Writer(s): Dan Smith
Album: Wild World
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for three weeks
Weeks: 24+

This English band knows the top spot quite well on my personal chart, but their two previous #1 songs, “Pompeii” (2013) and “Of The Night” (2014), couldn’t get beyond a second week at the summit. That changed this year with the release of this song, which quickly topped my chart and stayed there for three weeks in July and August. It also topped the Alternative radio chart for a week in November. It’s too early to tell where “Blame” will place on my 2017 list, but it’s making some solid gains so far.

04. ADELE, “When We Were Young” (737 chart points)
Writer(s): Adele, Tobias Jesso Jr.
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia
Peak: #1 for five weeks
Weeks: 26

It was one of the biggest chart crimes of the year; no, not on my own chart, but on the CHR/Top 40 radio chart. After “Hello” soared to #1 in just five weeks, this gorgeous follow-up single stalled out at #11. #11! The shade of it all! However, it did make it to the top spot on my personal top 40 for five enchanting weeks, making it one of four #1 hits (so far) from her latest era. A fifth single from the album could extend her streak in the new year, but we’ll have to see if that actually occurs. I hope it does.

03. BARNS COURTNEY, “Fire” (739 chart points)
Writer(s): Barns Courtney, David Jackson
Album: TBA
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for four weeks
Weeks: 29

A faster turnover rate meant no songs topped 30 or more weeks in the top 40 during 2016. So, Courtney’s run of 29 gives his excellent song a bit of cred in the longevity department. Just over a year ago, it was included in the trailer and the soundtrack to the film Burnt, and while the movie’s flame faded away, “Fire” had a second life at Alternative and Triple A radio in 2016, a top five hit at the latter format. While I wish it was bigger, and got a fair chance at Top 40 airplay, Courtney’s song is still hot.

02. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” (755 chart points)
Writer(s): Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback
Album: Trolls (Soundtrack)
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for five weeks
Weeks: 26

In the runner-up position on my Top 100 of 2016, a track that you couldn’t escape for a time over the summer. Regardless of where you heard it, and I imagine it was spun at a few million Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and weddings this year, you just had to dance along to that catchy little tune. Timberlake started off 2016 with a quick top ten song in “Drink You Away”, but the enormous success of his soundtrack hit makes him one of the top artists of the year when total points are added up. If “Can’t” held up in the middle portion of my list for slightly longer, it probably would’ve had an extra week or two to propel it to #1 for the year.

01. WRABEL, “11 Blocks” (765 chart points)
Writer(s): Alex Hope, Wrabel
Album: TBA
Label: Epic
Peak: #1 for five weeks
Weeks: 25+
2016 Chart Run: 37-32-28-23-15-13-7-5-3-3-11111-3-3-3-5-6-7-11-13-17-21-(2017 Chart Year)

“11 blocks from my door to your doorstep…”

I first heard those words on the morning of June 3 while prepping the next episode of Train Tracks, a SiriusXM show, hosted by Train lead singer Pat Monahan, that airs on channel The Pulse every weekend. I was actually pretty lucky to hear it early. I fell in love with it on the first listen, the perfect combination of an intriguing personal lyric with a very talented vocalist. I was pretty sure early on that it was going to top my personal chart, but my Top 100 of 2016? Couldn’t have anticipated that one…

It was close up until the very end: only ten points separated #1 and #2 this year. In fact, the status of those two songs was just decided on the last chart of the period. Needless to say, it could’ve easily gone the other way, if the right factors were in play.

However, I’m very happy with the result. I’m just disappointed that more people didn’t get a chance to hear it! With a peak of #11 (clever one, Epic) on Hot AC radio, it should’ve done way better. Alas, the situation has happened before. Well, I’m really looking forward to Wrabel’s new music, whenever it comes out, because the feelings are going to be real. Congrats to Wrabel and his team on a great 2016, and best wishes for an even better 2017.

“11 Blocks”, my #1 song of 2016, now forever enshrined in the Adam’s Top 40 Hall Of Fame.

Fun facts about this year’s #1:
* This marks the first time an artist recording for Epic Records has my #1 song of the year since 2009, when “You Found Me” by The Fray topped that year’s survey. (The only other Epic #1 on one of my year-end charts was back in 2005, when “What Happens Tomorrow” by Duran Duran led the list.)
* “11 Blocks” debuted on the chart dated June 12, 2016, which is the latest a #1 song of the year has entered my survey during the calendar year. The previous record was in 2007, when that year’s #1, “If You’re Gonna Leave” by singer Emerson Hart, was a debut on the chart dated April 22, 2007.
* Due to that late entry, Wrabel’s 25 weeks that counted towards the Top 100 of 2016 represents the fewest number of weeks for a #1 song of the year since 2003. The biggest hit that year, Jason Mraz‘s “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)”, totaled a small 21 weeks in the top 40.
* As previously mentioned, “11 Blocks” reached the top of my chart in its 11th week. It also spent a week at #11 in November. I guess we all love some fun with numbers…

Thanks to all of you for checking out my Top 100 of 2016! Have a great Hanukkah and Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (September 2016)

Radio Report - September 2016

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 September in this month’s Radio Report.


MARTIN GARRIX & BEBE REXHA – “In The Name Of Love” (RCA, September 6)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Garrix reached #12 in 2014 with the largely-instrumental dance hit “Animals”, while “Don’t Look Down” hit #31 in 2015. Some of Rexha’s featured appearances have charted well, but her main-credited songs usually hit a brick wall in the top 30.

JORDAN FISHER – “Lookin’ Like That” (Hollywood, September 13)
Album: Jordan Fisher – EP (2016)
Past CHR History: “All About Us” topped Adam’s Top 40 for a week, and despite a huge radio push, that song just didn’t get tagged or sell enough to warrant a run beyond the mid-20’s at CHR radio. I’m rooting for Fisher to get that big radio smash later this year.

ZARA LARSSON – “Ain’t My Fault” (Epic, September 20)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Her label was able to break “Never Forget You” at the format earlier this year, hitting #5, but a reissue of “Lush Life” lost its momentum upon reaching the top 40 (after an initial run outside the top 50 last fall.) We’ll see if this has a solid climb.


THE GRISWOLDS – “Out Of My Head” (Wind-up/Concord, September 13)
Album: TBA
Past Alternative History: These Aussie rockers made the top 20 in 2014 with the catchy “Beware The Dog”, a #9 hit on Adam’s Top 40, while “If You Wanna Stay” stalled in the 30’s for two to three months. “Out” has already seen some early action from the panel.

THE SCORE – “Unstoppable” (Republic, September 13)
Album: Unstoppable – EP (2016)
Past Alternative History: “Oh My Love” (which reached the Hot AC top 40) and “On And On” both failed to chart here. However, a number of syncs for this release, including YouTube’s Dude Perfect series, have helped it to surge in both sales and streaming stats.

FITZ & THE TANTRUMS – “Roll Up” (Elektra/Atlantic, September 20)
Album: Fitz & The Tantrums (2016)
Past Alternative History: Leadoff single “HandClap” recently high-fived the top five, peaking at #4. They led this chart with two #1 songs in a row, “Out Of My League” (2013, two weeks) and “The Walker” (2014, one week). Can they “roll up” to the top spot again?


FLORENCE + THE MACHINE – “Wish That You Were Here” (Republic, September 6)
Album: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (Soundtrack) (2016)
Past AAA History: Just last year, the English band sent two singles (“What Kind Of Man” and “Ship To Wreck”) to the top of the list here, so there’s a good chance that this soundtrack cut will post some solid numbers. The Tim Burton film opens on September 30.

STING – “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” (A&M/Interscope, September 6)
Album: 57th & 9th (2016)
Past AAA History: Though the format plays plenty of his tracks with The Police and his first few solo albums, there should be some interest in this song. In the 2000’s, his hits here include “Desert Rose” (#1 for four weeks, 2000) and “Send Your Love” (#5, 2003).

BARNS COURTNEY – “Glitter & Gold” (Capitol, September 19)
Album: Hands – EP (2016)
Past AAA History: Courtney’s “Fire”, a former #1 on Adam’s Top 40, reached #2 at the format. That single is still making its way up the Alternative chart, where it sits in the top 20. Can one of my favorite newcomers of 2016 get his second U.S. radio hit? I hope so.

Which of these new songs would you like to see atop the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab above to find PGTC on social media.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 10, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

Five times the “Feeling”.

40. Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl

35. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (40)
32. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (39)
28. Lukas Graham – Mama Said (33)
24. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (29)
15. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (23) | BIGGEST MOVER

10. Barns Courtney – Fire (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
09. OneRepublic – Wherever I Go (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (05) | PEAK: #05
07. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Bastille – Good Grief (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (09) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Just Like Fire (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (1)
2. Weathers – Happy Pills (2)
3. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (3)
4. Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You (9)
5. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (4)
6. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (7)
7. FRENSHIP featuring Emily Warren – Capsize (-)
8. High Dive Heart – Misfit (10)
9. Nathan Sykes – Give It Up (-)
10. Hailey Knox – Geeks (-)

In The Mix:
Bronze Radio Return – Only Temporary (new)
COIN – Talk Too Much
Elton John – A Good Heart
Eric Hutchinson – Anyone Who Knows Me
Miike Snow – My Trigger
O.A.R. – Follow Me, Follow You (new)
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love (new)

Chart Notes:

  • The battle between Bastille and Passenger doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. The former’s “Good Grief” climbs 8-6 this week, while the latter’s “Somebody’s Love” leapfrogs over it to #5, up four places. Both songs have been in the top 40 for just four weeks, an incredible achievement for both acts. Who’s going to end up with this summer’s biggest hit? We may find out in the next few weeks. “Good” sits below the top ten on Alternative and Triple A radio, while “Somebody’s” is in the top 50 at the latter format.
  • This week’s Biggest Mover belongs to Wrabel, up 23-15 with “11 Blocks”. It’s his fifth week in the countdown, and it’ll likely be just a couple more weeks until the song hits the top ten. Also, for you block enthusiasts out there, this top 40 entry is the first “block” single to rank on my chart since 2002’s “Jenny From The Block” by Jennifer Lopez. Believe it or not, that hit was released on the same label as “11 Blocks”. The more you know…
  • The only debut this week is a song that’s already been a big international hit, and it’s about to break the top 50 on pop radio here in the States. “This Girl” is by French DJ Kungs and Australian trio Cookin’ On 3 Burners, entering at #40. It’s the first time on my personal chart for both acts.
  • Next week, we could see Mary Lambert back in the top 40 for the first time since her top ten “Secrets”, or newcomers like Adam Friedman, Hailey Knox and Weathers might make their chart debut. Regardless of what happens, I’ll cover it. I hope to see you back next Sunday!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 3, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

Once more, with “Feeling”.

40. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number
39. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y.
38. Rob Thomas – Pieces | HIGHEST DEBUT

33. Lukas Graham – Mama Said (38)
31. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (36)
29. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (35)
23. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (28)
09. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (17)
08. Bastille – Good Grief (19) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

10. OneRepublic – Wherever I Go (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (17) | PEAK: #09
08. Bastille – Good Grief (19) | PEAK: #08
07. Barns Courtney – Fire (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (04) | PEAK: #04
03. P!nk – Just Like Fire (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (2)
2. Weathers – Happy Pills (4)
3. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (7)
4. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (6)
5. MUNA – Loudspeaker (3)
6. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (5)
7. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (10)
8. Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl (-)
9. Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You (-)
10. High Dive Heart – Misfit (-)

In The Mix:
Christina Aguilera – Change
COIN – Talk Too Much
Elton John – A Good Heart
Eric Hutchinson – Anyone Who Knows Me
FRENSHIP featuring Emily Warren – Capsize (new)
Hailey Knox – Geeks
Miike Snow – My Trigger
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man
Tom Odell – Magnetised

Chart Notes:

  • The highest of this week’s three new entries is from a chart regular. In fact, this is only one of two artists in the top 40 to be listed on my first chart from September 1999. Back then, it was a featured appearance on Santana‘s “Smooth”. Now, Rob Thomas has his 24th top 40 hit combined on my chart with “Pieces”, new at #38. It’s from his The Great Unknown set, an album that’s now given him three hits.
  • Country duo Florida Georgia Line grab their third crossover hit on my chart with “H.O.L.Y.”, debuting at #39 this week. The song is currently surging in the top five on their core radio format, while it’s also approaching the top 40 at Hot AC. It’s going to be some time before they reach the #3 peak of “Cruise” from 2013, their biggest hit to date.
  • The last time Serena Ryder was on my chart, she hit #17 with the song “Stompa”. Three years later, she returns with “Got Your Number”, new at #40 this week. It’s already seeing some good gains at Hot AC radio in her native Canada.

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