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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 27, 2018

“One” is the one.

DEBUTS
38. Maddie Poppe – Going Going Gone
36. Passenger – Hell Or High Water | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato – Fall In Line (40)
24. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
18. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (28)
13. Jason Mraz – Have It All (18)
12. A Great Big World – Younger (24) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (07) | PEAK: #02
09. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – Delicate (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Niall Horan – On The Loose (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Echosmith – Over My Head (04) | PEAK: #04
05. James TW – Say Love (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (08) | PEAK: #04
03. George Ezra – Paradise (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (1)
2. Celine Dion – Ashes (2)
3. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (4)
4. Julia Michaels – Jump (6)
5. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (5)
6. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me (8)
7. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (7)
8. Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (10)
9. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (9)
10. Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team (-)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Deep Water (new)
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (new)
Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo
Ed Sheeran – Happier
Florence + The Machine – Hunger
King Princess – 1950
Lenny Kravitz – Low (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir (new)
Troye Sivan – Bloom

Chart Notes:

  • On this Memorial Day Weekend, there’s a new song at the top from Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa! “One Kiss” marks the first collaboration for the two soloists, soaring from 3-1 this week. It’s Harris’s first #1 on my chart and Lipa’s second, following her smash “New Rules”, which spent two weeks at the top in November. The current songs from A Great Big World (“Younger”) and the Backstreet Boys (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”) share the title of Biggest Mover this week, moving up a massive 12 notches to #12 and #24, respectively. (Expect both chart hits to vie for my own Song Of The Summer in the next few weeks.) A pair of new tracks enter the top 40 this week, led by Passenger‘s “Hell Or High Water” at #36. The single, which was recently serviced to the Triple A format, is the ninth chart entry for the singer, five of which have hit #1. Could this become his sixth? It may have a chance later this summer, especially as his upcoming set Runaway approaches. Two spots lower, at #38, the latest American Idol champ makes her chart debut: 20-year-old Maddie Poppe with “Going Going Gone”. It’s the third coronation song from the music competition show to make my survey since the start of the decade, following a pair of tracks from Phillip Phillips (“Home”, 2012) and Nick Fradiani (“Beautiful Life”, 2015).

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 20, 2018

“Blood” rushes to #1.

DEBUTS
40. Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato – Fall In Line
36. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. John Mayer – New Light (38)
31. P!nk – Whatever You Want (36)
28. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (35)
24. A Great Big World – Younger (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (06) | PEAK: #06
09. Taylor Swift – Delicate (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (04) | PEAK: #02
06. James TW – Say Love (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Niall Horan – On The Loose (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Echosmith – Over My Head (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (07) | PEAK: #03
02. George Ezra – Paradise (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (1)
2. Celine Dion – Ashes (4)
3. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (-)
4. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (3)
5. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (2)
6. Julia Michaels – Jump (5)
7. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (-)
8. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me (-)
9. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (7)
10. Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (-)

In The Mix:
Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (new)
Ed Sheeran – Happier
Family Of The Year – Hold Me Down
Florence + The Machine – Hunger
King Princess – 1950
Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
The Night Game – The Outfield
Troye Sivan – Bloom
U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

Chart Notes:

  • Is it 1999 or 2018? That is the question. This week’s two splashy debuts come from none other than the Backstreet Boys and Christina Aguilera, who haven’t appeared on my survey together since the summer of 2001. Just under 17 years ago, in July of that year, “More Than That” from the Boys and “Lady Marmalade” from Aguilera and her Moulin Rouge pals, both #1 songs on my chart, last ranked in the top 40 simultaneously. (Though that was the last time the two acts appeared on my survey with individual titles, both sang on the 2001 charity track “What’s Going On?”, credited to the All-Star Tribute, while Carter from the Backstreet Boys and Aguilera were in the top 40 during the fall of 2002 with “Help Me” and “Dirrty”, respectively. Leaping ahead to the latest chart, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (#36) from the five-man group and “Fall In Line” (#40) from Aguilera and duet partner Demi Lovato will be going strong on my chart for some time. Paging *NSYNC and Britney Spears, come back to the pop world…

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 21, 2018

When a man loves a “Woman”.

DEBUTS
40. George Ezra – Paradise
39. Milck – Quiet
38. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely
37. River Matthews – Sunshine
36. Blue October – I Hope You’re Happy
35. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Dua Lipa – IDGAF (38)
26. Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You (34)
18. Troye Sivan – My My My! (30) | BIGGEST MOVER
13. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (19)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – Wait (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – World Gone Mad (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Walk The Moon – One Foot (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Sheppard – Coming Home (07) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – Arms Open (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (3)
2. Mat Kearney – Kings & Queens (-)
3. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (6)
4. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (-)
5. Jack & Jack – Beg (10)
6. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (-)
7. Lissie – Best Days (-)
8. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (-)
9. Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (9)
10. Bülow – Not A Love Song (-)

In The Mix:
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier (new)
Hundred Handed – Too Good
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking
Jeremy Loops – Waves
Justin Timberlake – Supplies (new)
Sugarland – Still The Same
The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy (new)
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree (new)
Toto – Spanish Sea (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After another successful Women’s March across the country, I can’t think of a better choice than a single called “Woman” to be named my top song this week. Kesha and The Dap-Kings Horns bolt from 5-1 in their sixth week on my chart, giving Kesha’s most recent album, Rainbow, a second consecutive #1 hit. “Praying”, the lead single from it, spent four weeks at the top last year. The leader of the Dap-Kings, the lovely Sharon Jones, passed away in November 2016. “Woman” goes for adds at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio this week, though it already appears in the top 50 at both formats. I’m rooting for it!
  • Yes, there are a massive six debuts on this week’s chart! It’s always exciting to have a busy week like this one, especially with all the great music since the top of the year. Two of the six are by artists who have reached #1 on my chart: Kelly Clarkson and “I Don’t Think About You”, the highest entry at #35, as well as Jukebox The Ghost and “Everybody’s Lonely”, at #38. Another two of the six are by acts who have at least one top five song: Blue October and “I Hope You’re Happy”, bowing at #36, as well as George Ezra and “Paradise”, new at #40. Finally, we have two newcomers in the bunch: River Matthews and “Sunshine”, checking in at #37, as well as Milck and “Quiet”, which tip-toes in at #39. Phew! That was a mouthful. The next few weeks should be very interesting for all of these future radio singles, the majority of which impact at the Hot AC or Triple A formats sometime later this month or early next month. Stay tuned!

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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

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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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