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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 2, 2014

“Coming” to a countdown near you.

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 2, 2014…

Debuts:
39. OH HONEY, “Be Okay”
36. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better”

Biggest Mover(s):
DJ CASSIDY featuring JESSIE J & ROBIN THICKE, “Calling All Hearts” (31-24, seven spots)

10. KARMIN, “I Want It All” (up 1)
Album: Pulses (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

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

08. GARY BARLOW & ELTON JOHN, “Face To Face” (steady, second week)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #4

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

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age” (up 1)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. BASTILLE, “Bad Blood” (steady, second week)
Album: Bad Blood (2013, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. MAGIC!, “Rude” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Don’t Kill The Magic (2014, Latium/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

03. GROUPLOVE, “Shark Attack” (steady, third week)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

01. NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (up 1)
Album: Pop Psychology (2014, Island Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 6, 2019

“Down” to be my new #1.

DEBUTS
38. Jon Bellion – Stupid Deep
37. Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
24. Seeb x Bastille – Grip (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Avril Lavigne – Tell Me It’s Over (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Scott Helman – Hang Ups (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (08) | PEAK: #07
07. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Backstreet Boys – Chances (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Maggie Rogers – Light On (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Freya Ridings – Lost Without You (1)
2. American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart – Neighborhood (4)
3. Jess Glynne – Thursday (2)
4. Kian – Waiting (6)
5. Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me (7)
6. Alice Merton – Funny Business (8)
7. half•alive – Still Feel (10)
8. Elle King – Baby Outlaw (9)
9. We Three – Heaven’s Not Too Far (-)
10. Jimmie Allen – Best Shot (-)

In The Mix:
Dan + Shay – Speechless (new)
David Gray – A Tight Ship (new)
Drax Project – Woke Up Late
Haley Reinhart – Don’t Know How To Love You (new)
Mat Kerekes – Ruby (new)
Sasha Sloan – Older

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to newcomer Alec Benjamin, whose first top 40 hit becomes my first #1 song of 2019. “Let Me Down Slowly” is now at the top in its 15th week on the chart, which is a fairly slow climb, but by no means a record. The song is included on his mixtape called Narrated For You, which came out late last year. Seeb x Bastille take “Grip” up from 33-24, earning it the title of Biggest Mover on my newest update. A pair of new songs by Imagine Dragons (“Bad Liar”) and Jon Bellion (“Stupid Deep”) land at #37 and #38, respectively. A lyric video for the former debuted earlier this week, which is charting in countries like Australia, Norway and Switzerland, which the latter is being serviced to radio here in the U.S. very soon.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 30, 2018

The Lady is a champ (again.)

DEBUTS
39. Stephen Puth – Sexual Vibe

TOP GAINERS
33. Seeb x Bastille – Grip (39)
28. Avril Lavigne – Tell Me It’s Over (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Greg Holden – Something Beautiful (31)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (08) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
09. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (07) | PEAK: #08
07. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Backstreet Boys – Chances (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Maggie Rogers – Light On (04) | PEAK: #03
03. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Freya Ridings – Lost Without You (1)
2. Jess Glynne – Thursday (4)
3. Sara Bareilles – Armor (2)
4. American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart – Neighborhood (9)
5. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (3)
6. Kian – Waiting (7)
7. Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me (6)
8. Alice Merton – Funny Business (8)
9. Elle King – Baby Outlaw (10)
10. half•alive – Still Feel (-)

In The Mix:
Drax Project – Woke Up Late (new)
Sasha Sloan – Older
We Three – Heaven’s Not Too Far (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This will probably be Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s last week atop my chart with their hit “Shallow”, which holds for a fourth week at the summit, losing its bullet in the process. As for a second radio single off the soundtrack to A Star Is Born, there’s no word yet if something will be serviced in the new year. Meanwhile, “Shallow” is still charting at three formats, ranking the highest (#7) on the Hot AC list. Newcomer Stephen Puth bows at #39 with the only debut on the chart this week: “Sexual Vibe”, his first release for a major label. Singer Charlie Puth is his older brother; he’s a writer on my current #8 song, “Love You Anymore” by Michael Bublé.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 23, 2018

The Star of Christmas week.

DEBUTS
39. Seeb x Bastille – Grip
37. Ariana Grande – Imagine | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Avril Lavigne – Tell Me It’s Over (40)
31. Greg Holden – Something Beautiful (37)
24. The Strumbellas – Salvation (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan – 1999 (25)
11. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (08) | PEAK: #07
08. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Backstreet Boys – Chances (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Maggie Rogers – Light On (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Freya Ridings – Lost Without You (4)
2. Sara Bareilles – Armor (2)
3. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (5)
4. Jess Glynne – Thursday (9)
5. Stephen Puth – Sexual Vibe (-)
6. Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me (7)
7. Kian – Waiting (-)
8. Alice Merton – Funny Business (-)
9. American Authors featuring Bear Rinehart – Neighborhood (-)
10. Elle King – Baby Outlaw (-)

In The Mix:
James TW – Soldier
Sasha Sloan – Older

Chart Notes:

  • On this week’s survey, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper hold firmly at #1 for the third consecutive week with “Shallow”, while The Strumbellas claim the Biggest Mover with “Salvation”, up eight spots to #24 in its second week on the list. At #37, Ariana Grande has the week’s Highest Debut with “Imagine”, another cut from her forthcoming studio album. The tune hasn’t officially been serviced to any radio format yet, though several stations have it in a more consistent rotation. A new collaboration from Seeb x Bastille also bows in the top 40: “Grip” starts at #39. The latter band is coming off the #1 song “Happier” with Marshmello, still in the top ten, which spent four weeks at the top. Have a lovely Christmas!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 22, 2013

The “Best” bops of 2013.

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 22, 2013…

Debuts:
40. BASTILLE, “Bad Blood”
39. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Reach Out Richard”
38. PETER THOMAS featuring BETTY WHO, “All Of You”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAGIC!, “Rude” (33-26, seven spots)

10. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (up 1)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

09. DAUGHTRY, “Waiting For Superman” (down 1)
Album: Baptized (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #6

08. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (up 4)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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

06. THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (up 1)
Album: Helios (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

04. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (down 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2018: Part Two, 60-31

As 2018 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. 2018 may have been a doozy on the political front, but in the musical world, plenty of great singles and performers made their mark on my listening habits this year. “Love” was a constant presence in the top 40 for much of the last twelve months, from “Love So Soft” to “Love Someone” to “Say Love” and many others. We also found a “New” perspective from big titles like “New Light” and “New Rules”. “High Hopes”, “High Horse” and “Hell Or High Water” kept us in the heights of a diverse year for sounds, while “You”, “Me” and everybody in-between got their equal share of pop pronouns. Phew… that was a lot, and there’s much more to come! Who will spread the word and have my #1 song at the end of the countdown?

Well, grab your headphones and let’s get to counting. Check out the next 30 songs on my Top 100 of 2018…

The 2018 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 3, 2017 to the chart dated November 25, 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. 171 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 176 that did so in 2017.

60. SHAWN MENDES, “Lost In Japan”
Album: Shawn Mendes
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #3

59. ROZZI, “Never Over You”
Album: Bad Together
Label: Small Giant/Columbia
Peak: #12

58. ARIANA GRANDE, “God Is A Woman”
Album: Sweetener
Label: Republic
Peak: #11

57. SCOTT HELMAN, “PDA”
Album: Hôtel de Ville
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #7

56. DUA LIPA, “New Rules”
Album: Dua Lipa
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for two weeks (2017 Chart Year)

55. WALK THE MOON, “Kamikaze”
Album: What If Nothing
Label: RCA
Peak: #11

54. ONEREPUBLIC, “Connection”
Album: (single only)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #10

53. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “Again And Again”
Album: Come Tomorrow
Label: RCA
Peak: #6

52. MADDIE POPPE, “Going Going Gone”
Album: (single only)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #10

51. GAVIN JAMES, “Hearts On Fire”
Album: Only Ticket Home
Label: Capitol
Peak: #10

50. U2, “You’re The Best Thing About Me”
Album: Songs Of Experience
Label: Interscope
Peak: #3

49. NOAH KAHAN, “Hurt Somebody”
Album: Hurt Somebody (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #5

48. BASTILLE, “World Gone Mad”
Album: Bright: The Album (Soundtrack)
Label: Atlantic/RRP
Peak: #8

47. P!NK, “Whatever You Want”
Album: Beautiful Trauma
Label: RCA
Peak: #9

46. DEMI LOVATO, “Tell Me You Love Me”
Album: Tell Me You Love Me
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8

45. MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE, “Friends”
Album: Speak Your Mind
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #10

44. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF”
Album: Dua Lipa
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #9

43. KYGO & IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Born To Be Yours”
Album: (single only)
Label: Ultra/RCA-KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #10

42. BASTILLE, “Quarter Past Midnight”
Album: (single only)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #7

41. NINA NESBITT, “Loyal To Me”
Album: The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change
Label: Cooking Vinyl/RED
Peak: #2

40. BLEACHERS, “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)”
Album: Love, Simon (Soundtrack)
Label: RCA
Peak: #7

39. MAROON 5, “Girls Like You”
Album: Red Pill Blues
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #5

38. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Whatever It Takes”
Album: ƎVOLVE
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #7

37. ELLE KING, “Shame”
Album: Shake The Spirit
Label: RCA
Peak: #6

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

35. JANELLE MONÁE, “Make Me Feel”
Album: Dirty Computer
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

34. ECHOSMITH, “Over My Head”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #4

33. PASSENGER, “Hell Or High Water”
Album: Runaway
Label: Black Crow/Nettwerk
Peak: #6

32. PAUL MCCARTNEY, “Come On To Me”
Album: Egypt Station
Label: Capitol
Peak: #5

31. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask”
Album: Flicker
Label: Neon Haze/Capitol
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2018 tomorrow…

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 16, 2018

Born to be #1.

DEBUTS
40. Avril Lavigne – Tell Me It’s Over
39. Kesha – Here Comes The Change
37. Greg Holden – Something Beautiful
32. The Strumbellas – Salvation | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. P!nk – A Million Dreams (33)
18. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
15. Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next (21)
(see #7 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (05) | PEAK: #03
08. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (07) | PEAK: #07
07. Backstreet Boys – Chances (15) | PEAK: #07
06. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Maggie Rogers – Light On (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Katy Perry – Cozy Little Christmas (1)
2. Sara Bareilles – Armor (3)
3. A Great Big World – Wrap Me Up Under The Christmas Tree (2)
4. Freya Ridings – Lost Without You (10)
5. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (4)
6. Seeb x Bastille – Grip (8)
7. Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me (7)
8. Ariana Grande – Imagine (-)
9. Jess Glynne – Thursday (9)
10. Ingrid Michaelson featuring Leslie Odom Jr. – All I Want For Christmas Is You (-)

In The Mix:
Alice Merton – Funny Business
Elle King – Baby Outlaw
James TW – Soldier
Sasha Sloan – Older
Stephen Puth – Sexual Vibe (new)
The Monkees – Unwrap You At Christmas

Chart Notes:

  • As Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper hold at #1 on my personal chart for the second week with “Shallow” from the film A Star Is Born, four new tracks land on my chart, a notable difference from last week. Coming in the highest, at #32, is a new one from the Canadian group The Strumbellas. “Salvation” is their third entry on my list; two years ago, “Spirits” reached #2 for three weeks, becoming their biggest hit so far. Landing at #37, songwriter Greg Holden debuts with his first top 40 hit as a singer with “Something Beautiful”. He’s previously written for acts such as A Great Big World and Phillip Phillips. A little further down the list, notable debuts from Kesha (“Here Comes The Change”, #39) and Avril Lavigne (“Tell Me It’s Over”, #40) also grace the chart, the former of which is featured in the film On The Basis Of Sex.

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