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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 5, 2014

Say, how about these chart hits?

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 January 5, 2014…

Debuts:
40. DELTA RAE, “Chasing Twisters”

Biggest Mover(s):
GARY BARLOW & ELTON JOHN, “Face To Face” (37-27, ten spots)

10. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (down 1)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (up 1)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

08. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (down 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

06. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (up 2)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. A GREAT BIG WORLD (featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA), “Say Something” (down 3)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Black Magnetic/Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

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

03. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (up 2)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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

01. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (up 2)
Album: All This Bad Blood (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two 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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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #10-1

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.

10. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time”
Album: (single only)
Label: Epic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

9. LIZZO, “Juice”
Album: Cuz I Love You
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

8. KEANE, “The Way I Feel”
Album: Cause And Effect
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks

7. SHAWN MENDES, “If I Can’t Have You”
Album: Shawn Mendes (Deluxe)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks

6. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow”
Album: A Star Is Born (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #1 for four weeks
2018 YE: #89

5. ILLENIUM & JON BELLION, “Good Things Fall Apart”
Album: Ascend
Label: Astralwerks/Capitol
Peak: #1 for one week

4. BASTILLE, “Joy”
Album: Doom Days
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for three weeks

3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Need To Calm Down”
Album: Lover
Label: Republic
Peak: #2

2. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Rainbow”
Album: Golden Hour
Label: MCA Nashville/Capitol
Peak: #1 for six weeks

1. PANIC AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Album: Pray For The Wicked
Label: Fueled By Ramen/EMG
Peak: #1 for one week

That’s it for the countdown! Scroll down for more information from this year’s top 100 list. Thanks for visiting PGTC!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #60-51

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.

60. P!NK featuring CASH CASH, “Can We Pretend”
Album: Hurts 2B Human
Label: RCA
Peak: #11

59. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…”
Album: ~How I’m Feeling~
Label: AWAL/in2une
Peak: #9

58. MARSHMELLO x BASTILLE, “Happier”
Album: (single only)
Label: Astralwerks/Capitol
Peak: #1 for four weeks (2018)
2018 YE: #36

57. LIZZO, “Good As Hell”
Album: Coconut Oil (EP)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

56. KELLY CLARKSON, “Broken & Beautiful”
Album: UglyDolls (Soundtrack)
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #10

55. DUA LIPA, “Swan Song”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner
Peak: #8

54. GREG HOLDEN, “Something Beautiful”
Album: World War Me
Label: Falling Art/BMG
Peak: #10

53. DEAN LEWIS, “Waves”
Album: A Place We Knew
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #9

52. MAREN MORRIS, “The Bones”
Album: Girl
Label: Columbia Nashville
Peak: #10

51. SCOTT HELMAN, “Hang Ups”
Album: Hang Ups (EP)
Label: Warner
Peak: #7

That’s it for the first half of the list! Scroll up for more information from this year’s top 100 list tomorrow. Thanks for visiting PGTC!

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

The charts get romantic.

How about a little romance for the weekend? We think you’ll easily fall in love with a number of these new releases. These albums and singles hit stores this Friday:

CAMILA CABELLO – Romance (iTunes)
Features: “Liar” and “Shameless”, which achieved moderate success at the Hot AC and Top 40 formats

Notable albums out this week: Bastille‘s Doom Days (This Got Out Of Hand Edition) (iTunes), Fat Joe‘s Family Ties (iTunes), French Montana‘s Montana (iTunes), Kranium‘s Midnight Sparks (iTunes), Kylie Minogue‘s Golden: Live In Concert (iTunes), Liam Payne‘s LP1 (iTunes), Mary J. Blige‘s HERstory Vol. 1 (iTunes), Roddy Ricch‘s Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (iTunes), The Chainsmokers‘s World War Joy (iTunes), The Who‘s WHO (iTunes), Walker Hayes‘s 8Tracks, Vol. 3: Black Sheep (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Iggy Azalea‘s Wicked Lips (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 In A Million”, Steve Aoki, Sting & SHAED (iTunes)
“Addicted”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Adore You”, Harry Styles (iTunes)
“Alive Right Now”, Brad Paisley featuring Addie Pratt (iTunes)
“Almost Dead”, Shoffy (iTunes)
“Always Tired”, Weathers (iTunes)
“Amnesia”, Grace Carter (iTunes)
“Believe”, Adam Lambert (iTunes)
“Better Half Of Me (Etherwood Remix)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Black Palm Trees”, Hux (iTunes)
“Bloom”, Surfaces (iTunes)
“Bring It On Home (Campfire Mix)”, American Authors featuring Phillip Phillips & Maddie Poppe (iTunes)
“Christmas Lights” and “Winter Song”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Christmas Tree Farm”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Dead Letter”, Soul Asylum (iTunes)
“Drive The Boat”, Pop Smoke (iTunes)
“Everybody Dies”, Bruce Wiegner (iTunes)
“Fading”, Shallou (iTunes)
“Favours”, Nicole Millar (iTunes)
“Girl”, Rak-Su (iTunes)
“Hardcore”, Love Fame Tragedy (iTunes)
“Healing”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“Here Comes The Sun”, Campsite Dream (iTunes)
“Homesick (First Dance Version)”, Kane Brown (iTunes)
“I Know”, Rence featuring Riz La Vie (iTunes)
“I Was In Heaven”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Jekyll & Hide (White Panda Remix)”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Juliet & Romeo”, Martin Solveig featuring Roy Woods (iTunes)
“Keep It Simple”, Matoma & Petey featuring Wilder Woods (iTunes)
“Last December (Christmas Version)”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Let Her Go”, The Kid Laroi (iTunes)
“Let Me Know”, Clear Eyes, Drew Love & Lauren Jauregui (iTunes)
“Love Me Wrong”, Allie X & Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“Middle Of The Night”, Monsta X (iTunes)
“Ms. California”, Beach Bunny (iTunes)
“Nature”, Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“No Man”, Noah Davis (iTunes)
“Not Another Christmas Song”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“One Of Us”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Only You”, Becky Hill (iTunes)
“Out Of Touch”, Dove Cameron (iTunes)
“Paid My Dues”, NF (iTunes)
“Posthumous Forgiveness”, Tame Impala (iTunes)
“Pretty Ugly”, Camden Welles (iTunes)
“Put A Little Love On Me”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Quite Miss Home (Acoustic)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Reasons I Drink”, Alanis Morissette (iTunes)
“Solito (Lonely)”, Messiah x Nicky Jam x Akon (iTunes)
“Sorry Mama”, Phem & Machine Gun Kelly (iTunes)
“Steady”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Stupid”, Tate McRae (iTunes)
“Superstore”, Alextbh (iTunes)
“Sweettalk My Heart (BloodPop & BURNS’s Vitaclub Remix)”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“The Night We Met”, Alle Farben (iTunes)
“That’s Tuff”, Rich The Kid featuring Quavo (iTunes)
“This Christmas (Orchestral Version)”, Picture This (iTunes)
“While All The While”, Donovan Woods (iTunes)
“You & Jennifer (The Other Side)”, Bülow x Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Young Love Games”, Grace Weber (iTunes)

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 27, 2013

Worldly hits in the top ten.

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 October 27, 2013…

Debuts:
40. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker”
38. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (40-26, 14 spots)

10. EMELI SANDÉ, “My Kind Of Love” (up 2)
Album: Our Version Of Events (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

09. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (steady, second week)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (up 3)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem” (steady, third week)
Album: A Bad Girl In Harlem (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2

06. KATY PERRY, “Roar” (down 3)
Album: Prism (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World” (down 1)
Album: Night Visions (2012, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (up 2)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. PASSENGER, “Holes” (down 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue” (up 3)
Album: Sheppard (EP) (2012, Empire Of Song/MGM Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. COLDPLAY, “Atlas” (steady, third week)
Album: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 18, 2016

“Wild” adventures in Chart Land.

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 September 18, 2016…

Debuts:
40. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Roll Up”
39. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts”
38. THE FRAY, “Singing Low”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #5 below)

10. TROYE SIVAN featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Wild” (down 3)
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (2015, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. GAVIN DEGRAW, “She Sets The City On Fire” (up 1)
Album: Something Worth Saving (2016, RCA Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. PASSENGER, “Somebody’s Love” (down 3)
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (2016, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. SHAWN MENDES, “Treat You Better” (down 3)
Album: Illuminate (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Goldmine” (up 3)
Album: The Malibu Sessions (2016, PlummyLou/RED Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me” (up 8)
Album: Nobody But Me (2016, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. SERENA RYDER, “Got Your Number” (up 2)
Album: Electric Love (EP) (2017, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. BASTILLE, “Good Grief” (steady, second week)
Album: Wild World (2016, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. PHANTOGRAM, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” (steady, second week)
Album: Three (2016, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. WRABEL, “11 Blocks” (steady, fifth week)
Album: We Could Be Beautiful (EP) (2017, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for five 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: September 8, 2019

“Time” for a new chart-topper.

DEBUTS
40. Louis Tomlinson – Kill My Mind
39. Walk Off The Earth – I’ll Be There
38. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me
34. Lizzo – Good As Hell | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Diplo featuring Morgan Wallen – Heartless (36)
27. Taylor Swift – Lover (34) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Why Don’t We – What Am I (33) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks (tie)
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – Joy (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Stephen Puth – Look Away (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (14) | PEAK: #08
07. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Keane – The Way I Feel (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (06) | PEAK: #05
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 (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (1)
2. Morgxn – A New Way (2)
3. James Blunt – Cold (5)
4. John Mayer – Carry Me Away (-)
5. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (7)
6. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (10)
7. Ben Platt – Rain (-)
8. Adam Lambert – Superpower (-)
9. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (-)
10. JOHN.k – If We Never Met (9)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain
John Newman & Nina Nesbitt – Without You
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor
Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You
New Hope Club – Love Again
Oh Wonder – Hallelujah (new)
Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!
The Highwomen – The Chain
The Score – Stay

Chart Notes:

  • Zara Larsson scores her first #1 song on my personal chart with “All The Time”, soaring from 4-1 this week. She previously peaked at #5 late last year with “Ruin My Life”. The new radio singles for Taylor Swift and Why Don’t We tie for the week’s Biggest Mover, with “Lover” and “What Am I”, respectively, climbing seven notches. There’s quite a bit of debut action at the bottom of the chart, led by Lizzo‘s “Good As Hell” at #34. The 2016 release is now a solid sales and streaming hit thanks to Lizzo’s heightened profile and a recent award show performance. The other three entries land between #38 and #40 on my list, with “Let It Be Me” from Steve Aoki and the Backstreet Boys at #38, followed by “I’ll Be There” by Walk Off The Earth just behind them and “Kill My Mind” by Louis Tomlinson anchoring the bottom of the survey. This marks the first chart appearance for producer Aoki to date. The first two titles impact at the Hot AC format at some point this month.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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