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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 19, 2014

“Go” back to 2014.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 19, 2014…

Debuts:
40. EMERSON HART, “The Best That I Can Give”
34. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age”

Biggest Mover(s):
NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (39-26, thirteen spots)

10. THE 1975, “Girls” (down 3)
Album: The 1975 (2013, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. BOY & BEAR, “Southern Sun” (up 1)
Album: Harlequin Dream (2013, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

08. A GREAT BIG WORLD (featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA), “Say Something” (down 2)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Black Magnetic/Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

07. MAGIC!, “Rude” (up 4)
Album: Don’t Kill The Magic (2014, Latium/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

06. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (up 2)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (steady, second week)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records – U.K.)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (steady, second week)
Album: Midnight Memories (2013, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (steady, second week)
Album: Helios (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (down 1)
Album: All This Bad Blood (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (up 1)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six 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.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 14, 2018

The door to the top swings “Open”.

DEBUTS
38. Dua Lipa – IDGAF
30. Troye Sivan – My My My! | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You (39)
24. Justin Timberlake – Filthy (34)
19. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
15. Maroon 5 – Wait (23)
(see #5 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (06) | PEAK: #05
08. Bastille – World Gone Mad (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Sheppard – Coming Home (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (11) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – One Foot (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (04) | PEAK: #02
01. The Script – Arms Open (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. River Matthews – Sunshine (1)
2. Milck – Quiet (5)
3. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (4)
4. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (2)
5. Blue October – I Hope You’re Happy (10)
6. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (6)
7. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (7)
8. Flagship – Midnight (3)
9. Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (9)
10. Jack & Jack – Beg (-)

In The Mix:
Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (new)
Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (new)
Hundred Handed – Too Good
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking
Jeremy Loops – Waves
Sugarland – Still The Same

Chart Notes:

  • Big congrats to Irish trio The Script, who score their seventh #1 hit on my chart with “Arms Open”, up from 3-1. This entry follows “Rain”, which stalled at #2 for four weeks last year. (Both singles are from the album Freedom Child, which debuted at #1 on the charts in Ireland, Scotland and the U.K. in September.) “Arms” is the act’s 12th top ten song in a row, a massive run that began in 2009 with “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”, which would eventually spend eight weeks at #1 that spring.
  • Two chart-topping artists have the two debuts on this week’s chart, starting with a high one from Troye Sivan and “My My My!”, which flies in at #30. Two years ago, Sivan’s “Youth” spent three weeks at #1, which was followed by a #6 follow-up in “Wild”, featuring Alessia Cara. Meanwhile, entering at #38, the follow-up to recent two-week chart-topper “New Rules” is ready to slay the competition. Dua Lipa‘s latest single is titled “IDGAF”, but you should GAF about her endless pop bops.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 7, 2018

“Too” weeks, one hit.

DEBUTS
39. Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You
34. Justin Timberlake – Filthy
31. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
23. Maroon 5 – Wait (28)
14. James Arthur – Naked (19)
11. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (17) | BIGGEST MOVER — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – World Gone Mad (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Scott Helman – PDA (07) | PEAK: #07
08. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (06) | PEAK: #03
07. Sheppard – Coming Home (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (08) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (04) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – Arms Open (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Walk The Moon – One Foot (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. River Matthews – Sunshine (2)
2. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (1)
3. Flagship – Midnight (3)
4. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (6)
5. Milck – Quiet (-)
6. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (7)
7. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (5)
8. Sugarland – Still The Same (8)
9. Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (-)
10. Blue October – I Hope You’re Happy (-)

In The Mix:
Dua Lipa – IDGAF (new)
Hundred Handed – Too Good
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking
Jeremy Loops – Waves (new)
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • It was a big first week of 2018 for new music by top artists, from lead singles and remixes to soundtrack cuts, and they’re all very much reflected in the countdown this week. Leading the festivities, at #31, is a remix of “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and one of 2017’s hottest newcomers, Cardi B. The original version of the hit, recorded by just Mars, first appeared on his 2016 album 24K Magic. Justin Timberlake also bounces in with this week’s #34 track, “Filthy”. Just ahead of his performance at the Super Bowl, the superstar is out with his forthcoming album Man Of The Woods, due February 2. Finally, climbing in at #39, is another collaboration, this entry from Liam Payne and Rita Ora. “For You” is the first track to be released from the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Freed, which opens in theaters on February 9. (Gee, that’s a whole lot of f-words. Luckily, all of them are clean!)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 31, 2017

He knows this spot all “Too” well.

DEBUTS
39. John Splithoff – Sing To You
37. Serena Ryder – Ice Age | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Tom Walker – Leave A Light On (39)
31. U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way (36)
28. Maroon 5 – Wait (34)
17. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (38) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
14. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (19)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – World Gone Mad (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Sheppard – Coming Home (13) | PEAK: #09
08. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Scott Helman – PDA (09) | PEAK: #07
06. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (03) | PEAK: #03
05. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (05) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (06) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – Arms Open (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (1)
2. River Matthews – Sunshine (7)
3. Flagship – Midnight (4)
4. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (3)
5. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (5)
6. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (-)
7. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (9)
8. Sugarland – Still The Same (10)
9. Olivia Holt – Generous (-)
10. New Politics – Color Green (-)

In The Mix:
Hundred Handed – Too Good (new)
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking (new)
Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (new)
Milck – Quiet (new)

Chart Notes:

  • A huge congrats to Niall Horan, who scores his third solo chart-topper in a row with “Too Much To Ask”, moving 2-1 after a long run of five weeks in the runner-up position. Horan previously scored #1 hits with “This Town” and “Slow Hands”, the latter of which was recently named the top title on my Top 100 of 2017. (It spent seven weeks at the top in July and August.) Meanwhile, three new songs jump into the top ten this week, all by international acts: Calum Scott (up 11-8 with “You Are The Reason”) and Bastille (up 12-10 with “World Gone Mad”) come from England, and Sheppard (up 13-9 with “Coming Home”) formed in Australia. Get out your pop passports — Adam’s Top 40 is taking over the world. Maybe.
  • A pair of new songs launch into the top 40 at the end of this calendar year, with Serena Ryder‘s “Ice Age” (#37) and John Splithoff‘s “Sing To You” (#39) breaking into the countdown. For Ryder, her latest single is the third one to be issued from the album Utopia, which also provided us with 2016’s “Got Your Number” (#2) and 2017’s “Electric Love” (#13). Newcomer Splithoff and “Sing” actually appeared on a list I compiled at the end of 2016 as one of the top 30 independent tracks of that year. (Of course, if you know my work with Train Tracks, I gave the song its first airplay in May 2016.) The single impacts at Hot AC radio on January 22 via Asylum Records.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2017: Part One, 100-61

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 start the countdown. Check out the first 40 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.

100. SHEPPARD, “Keep Me Crazy”
Album: Watching The Sky
Label: Republic
Peak: #20

99. LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM & CHRISTINE MCVIE, “In My World”
Album: Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #20

98. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me”
Album: Nobody But Me
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for four weeks (2016 Chart Year)

97. MAROON 5, “Don’t Wanna Know”
Album: Red Pill Blues (Deluxe)
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #10 (2016 Chart Year)

96. THE HEAD AND THE HEART, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
Album: TBA
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #13+ (as of 11/26/17)

95. SHAWN HOOK featuring VANESSA HUDGENS, “Reminding Me”
Album: My Side Of Your Story (EP)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #19

94. WRABEL, “Bloodstain”
Album: We Could Be Beautiful (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #19

93. MONDO COZMO, “Automatic”
Album: Plastic Soul
Label: Republic
Peak: #19

92.  ZAYN featuring SIA, “Dusk Till Dawn”
Album: TBA
Label: RCA
Peak: #16

91. JAMES TW, “Please Keep Loving Me”
Album: TBA
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #19

90. PICTURE THIS, “Never Change”
Album: Picture This
Label: Republic
Peak: #17

89. NOAH KAHAN, “Hurt Somebody”
Album: TBA
Label: Republic
Peak: #8+ (as of 11/26/17)

88. SCOTT HELMAN, “PDA”
Album: Hôtel de Ville
Label: Warner Music Canada
Peak: #12+ (as of 11/26/17)

87. THE HEAD AND THE HEART, “All We Ever Knew”
Album: Signs Of Light
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #18

86. LUKAS GRAHAM, “You’re Not There”
Album: Lukas Graham
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #11

85. TAKE THAT, “Giants”
Album: Wonderland
Label: Polydor
Peak: #14

84. CALUM SCOTT, “Dancing On My Own”
Album: Only Human
Label: Capitol
Peak: #9 (2016 Chart Year)

83. STING, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”
Album: 57th & 9th
Label: A&M/Interscope
Peak: #4

82. ROD STEWART featuring DNCE, “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
Album: TBA
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

81. SIGRID, “Don’t Kill My Vibe”
Album: Don’t Kill My Vibe (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #16

80. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Fire Escape”
Album: Zombies On Broadway
Label: Crush Music/Vanguard
Peak: #4 (2016 Chart Year)

79. ALEX DA KID featuring X AMBASSADORS & ELLE KING, “Not Easy”
Album: TBA
Label: RCA
Peak: #13

78. MISTERWIVES, “Machine”
Album: Connect The Dots
Label: Republic
Peak: #15

77. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask”
Album: Flicker
Label: Capitol
Peak: #2+ (as of 11/26/17)

76. CHORD OVERSTREET, “Hold On”
Album: TBA
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #14

75. SERENA RYDER, “Electric Love”
Album: Electric Love (EP)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #13

74. OCEAN PARK STANDOFF, “Good News”
Album: Ocean Park Standoff (EP)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #14

73. BASTILLE, “Blame”
Album: Wild World
Label: Capitol
Peak: #14

72. ZEDD & LIAM PAYNE, “Get Low”
Album: TBA
Label: Interscope
Peak: #12

71. GROUPLOVE, “Good Morning”
Album: Big Mess
Label: Canvasback/Atlantic
Peak: #12

70. JP COOPER, “September Song”
Album: Raised Under Grey Skies
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

69. X AMBASSADORS, “Ahead Of Myself”
Album: TBA
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #15

68. U2, “You’re The Best Thing About Me”
Album: Songs Of Experience
Label: Interscope
Peak: #6+ (as of 11/26/17)

67. TAYLOR SWIFT, “…Ready For It?”
Album: reputation
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Peak: #10

66. BON JOVI, “Roller Coaster”
Album: This House Is Not For Sale
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #11

65. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts”
Album: Long Live The Angels
Label: Capitol
Peak: #2 (2016 Chart Year)

64. PRETTYMUCH, “Would You Mind”
Album: TBA
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #10

63. DNCE, “Kissing Strangers”
Album: TBA
Label: Republic
Peak: #9

62. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot”
Album: What If Nothing
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for two weeks (as of 11/26/17)

61. SHAWN MENDES, “Mercy”
Album: Illuminate
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #9

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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