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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 19, 2018

His second shot at the top.

DEBUTS
40. PRETTYMUCH – Summer On You
39. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Elle King – Shame (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
19. Anne-Marie – 2002 (25)
17. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
08. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Ben Rector – Drive (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (09) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (-)
2. Muse – Something Human (2)
3. Picture This – When We Were Young (1)
4. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (5)
5. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (-)
6. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
7. Robyn – Missing U (8)
8. P!nk – Secrets (10)
9. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (9)
10. Bishop Briggs – Baby (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls (new)
Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (new)
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One (new)
Janet Jackson – Made For Now (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (new)
LP – Girls Go Wild (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (new)
Matt Maeson – Cringe (new)
Max Frost – Good Morning
Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (new)
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to George Ezra on his second consecutive #1 song on my personal chart, “Shotgun”, moving 2-1 in its 11th week in the top 40. It follows “Paradise”, which had a three-week run this past spring and is still on my chart, now at #31 in its 31st week. It’s been quite a ride, but is it enough for “Paradise” to secure the top spot on my Top 100 of 2018? Kind of early to be teasing a year-end chart, don’t you think? Check back in… four months to see what happens. In the meantime, look for “Shotgun” to stick at the top through sometime next month. Just below Ezra’s song, Kacey Musgraves‘s “High Horse” (climbing 9-5) and Niall Horan and Maren Morris‘s “Seeing Blind” (climbing 13-10) are solid contenders for my next #1 title, the latter becoming Horan’s fifth consecutive top ten hit from his album Flicker. Of course, the previous four singles from the set went to #1, so the pressure is on! Up ten notches from last week’s top 40, Dean Lewis‘s “Be Alright” (climbing 33-23) and Elle King‘s “Shame” (climbing 37-27) tie for the week’s Biggest Mover, and both should enter the top ten in the next month or so. Additionally, there are two debuts on the current update: “Loyal To Me” (#39) by Nina Nesbitt and “Summer On You” (#40) by PRETTYMUCH. “Loyal” marks the first chart entry for Nesbitt, after bubbling under with “Somebody Special” earlier this year, while “Summer” is the second hit for the five-man group, who got to #10 last year with “Would You Mind”.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 12, 2018

More “Heart”, more chart.

DEBUTS
40. Matt Nathanson – Used To Be
39. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me
38. OneRepublic – Connection
37. Elle King – Shame | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Anne-Marie – 2002 (31)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maddie Poppe – Going Going Gone (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Ben Rector – Drive (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
02. George Ezra – Shotgun (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Picture This – When We Were Young (1)
2. Muse – Something Human (6)
3. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
4. Josh Groban – Granted (2)
5. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (9)
6. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (5)
7. American Authors – Deep Water (4)
8. Robyn – Missing U (-)
9. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (-)
10. P!nk – Secrets (10)

In The Mix:
Max Frost – Good Morning
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – Side Effects
The Revivalists – All My Friends
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • This looks to be the last week at the top for “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by the Backstreet Boys, which settles at the summit for a third week. As you’ve seen recently, George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” (#2) and John Mayer‘s “New Light” (#3) are competing to be the next #1 single on my chart, and we’ll see who wins soon. It’s a very active week for debuts, with four of them in the mix. In at #37, Elle King claims the highest one with her new single “Shame”. It’s her first time in the top 40 since “Not Easy”, a release that paired King, Alex Da Kid and X Ambassadors; it peaked at #13 in January of last year. The newest hit by OneRepublic checks in at #38: “Connection” is featured prominently in a Fiat Chrysler advertisement for their Summer Of Jeep campaign. On the new act side, first-timer Brynn Elliott enters at #39 with “Might Not Like Me”, which goes for Hot AC adds next week. This entry first came onto my radar in January of last year, prompting its inclusion on an episode of Train Tracks, but I never charted it at the time. Finally, at #40, Matt Nathanson returns with his first chart hit in nearly three years with “Used To Be”. During a 2015 chart run, “Gold In The Summertime” peaked at #9 for the first three weeks of August.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 5, 2018

Here come the Boys.

DEBUTS
40. Dean Lewis – Be Alright
38. Snow Patrol – Empress | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Zedd & Elley Duhé – Happy Now (37)
31. Anne-Marie – 2002 (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
29. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (34)
19. Imagine Dragons – Natural (25)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Ben Rector – Drive (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (08) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (06) | PEAK: #02
06. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. John Mayer – New Light (02) | PEAK: #02
02. George Ezra – Shotgun (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Picture This – When We Were Young (2)
2. Josh Groban – Granted (3)
3. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (4)
4. American Authors – Deep Water (5)
5. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (7)
6. Muse – Something Human (10)
7. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me (-)
8. Donovan Woods – Another Way (8)
9. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (-)
10. P!nk – Secrets (-)

In The Mix:
MAGIC! – Kiss Me
Max Frost – Good Morning
Max George – Barcelona
Robyn – Missing U (new)
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – Side Effects
The Revivalists – All My Friends (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • The sweet sound of the Backstreet Boys is at #1 for a second week, as “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” holds steady, while Paul McCartney has this week’s only top ten entry, up 11-10 with “Come On To Me”. (Didn’t think I’d be saying that in 2018!) Rising from 38-31, Anne-Marie‘s flashback favorite “2002” is the Biggest Mover in the top 40. Snow Patrol debuts at #38 with their eighth top 40 song to date, “Empress”, the highest of two new entries. It follows “Don’t Give In”, which peaked at #14 earlier this year. The two singles can be found on the group’s album Wildness. Australian newcomer Dean Lewis comes in at #40 with “Be Alright”, which is doing more than just alright, as it holds at #1 on iTunes down under. Lewis’s new single impacts at the Hot AC and Triple A radio formats a week from Monday. (“Waves” bubbled under my top 40 earlier this year.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 24, 2018

“One” more time!

DEBUTS
40. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind
39. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse
38. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. MNEK featuring Hailee Steinfeld – Colour (40)
32. Rex Orange County with Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (37)
30. Lenny Kravitz – Low (36)
20. Ben Rector – Drive (30) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
16. George Ezra – Shotgun (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – New Light (13) | PEAK: #10
09. P!nk – Whatever You Want (10) | PEAK: #09
08. James TW – Say Love (07) | PEAK: #04
07. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Jason Mraz – Have It All (04) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Younger (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Celine Dion – Ashes (1)
2. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (4)
3. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (3)
4. Josh Groban – Granted (10)
5. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (8)
6. Julia Michaels – Jump (2)
7. Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir (6)
8. Lissie – Castles (-)
9. Plain White T’s – Your Body (-)
10. Daughtry – Deep End (-)

In The Mix:
Alessia Cara – Growing Pains
American Authors – Deep Water
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team
Picture This – When We Were Young (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Sheryl Crow featuring Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (new)
The 1975 – Give Yourself A Try

Chart Notes:

  • It looks like Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa‘s reign at the top of my personal chart is coming to a close, though they do manage to spend a fifth week there with “One Kiss”. Ben Rector‘s “Drive” (up 30-20) and George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” (up 26-16) had a great week, as the two songs tie for the Biggest Mover on the list, the latter taking the title for the second straight week. There’s also a new record established this week, as Paul McCartney, at 76 years old, becomes the oldest performer to enter my chart. “Come On To Me”, released as half of a double a-side single, debuts at #38. McCartney’s Egypt Station is due September 7. It’s joined by Kacey Musgraves‘s “High Horse” (#39) and Niall Horan & Maren Morris‘s “Seeing Blind” (#40) as this week’s top 40 entries. Horan is looking to score his fifth consecutive #1 song as a solo artist, all from the same album, which may set a new record if it occurs.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 22, 2018

Disco never died.

Don’t panic! There’s plenty of time to check out all these dazzling new singles and albums hitting shelves. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Pray For The Wicked (iTunes)
Led by the Alternative radio hit “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”, which is approaching the top spot at the format, the new set by Brendon Urie and crew is in for a wickedly good week. It’s looking likely that Pray will debut at #1 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, though a surprise release could pop up at any time. Still, we must have, ahem, high hopes that it shall succeed…

BEBE REXHA – Expectations (iTunes)
Singer and songwriter Rexha’s first full-length project comes after a series of EPs during the past few years. It features the country and pop radio hit “Meant To Be”, a collaboration with Florida Georgia Line. The follow-up single, “I’m A Mess”, hits the latter format in a few days. With solid streaming numbers, it should break into the top ten.

Notable albums out this week: Ben Rector‘s Magic (iTunes), Dan + Shay‘s Dan + Shay (iTunes), Dawes‘s Passwords (iTunes), Lecrae and Zaytoven‘s Let The Trap Say Amen (iTunes), Nine Inch Nails‘s Bad Witch (iTunes), Teyana Taylor‘s KTSE (Keep That Same Energy) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Aaron Taos‘s Night Thoughts (iTunes), Billy Raffoul‘s 1975 (iTunes), Colouring‘s Bn (iTunes), Dan Sadin‘s Dan Sadin (iTunes), John Splithoff‘s Make It Happen (iTunes), Marshmello‘s Joytime II (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Brighter Love” and “Paradise Is Waiting”, St. Lucia (iTunes)
“All The Ways”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Be Right Here”, Kungs & Stargate featuring Goldn (iTunes)
“Big God”, Florence + The Machine (iTunes)
“Burn One Turn One”, Stone Sour (iTunes)
“Chasing Stars”, Fleurie (iTunes)
“Doesn’t Matter”, Gallant featuring A$AP Ferg (iTunes)
“Fernando”, Cher & Andy Garcia (iTunes)
“Fresh Roses”, Juke Ross (iTunes)
“Friends (Justin Caruso Remix)”, Marshmello & Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“F**k Forever”, Third Eye Blind (iTunes)
“GHOST”, Jaden Smith (iTunes)
“Goldchains”, Tyde Levi (iTunes)
“Hands On Me”, White Panda featuring Loote (iTunes)
“Hate Loving You”, Dakota (iTunes)
“Hollywood”, Gorillaz featuring Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle (iTunes)
“Hooked On A Feeling”, Jacob Sartorius (iTunes)
“Hope”, Old Sea Brigade (iTunes)
“If You Were Mine (Acoustic)”, Ocean Park Standoff (iTunes)
“Just For A Moment”, Gryffin featuring Iselin (iTunes)
“Legends” and “Rich And Blind”, Juice WRLD (iTunes)
“Let’s Get Ill”, DJ Snake & Mercer (iTunes)
“Loop”, Paperwhite (iTunes)
“Low (Domenico Tori + Sondr Remixes)”, Lenny Kravitz (iTunes)
“Medicine”, New Hope Club (iTunes)
“Missing You”, Cazzette featuring Parson James (iTunes)
“Move To Miami (Darell Remix)”, Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull (iTunes)
“My Way”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“New Eyes”, Nicklas Sahl (iTunes)
“Oh Child”, Robin Schulz & Piso 21 (iTunes)
“On My Love”, We The Kings (iTunes)
“On The Ball”, Bryce Vine (iTunes)
“Only You”, Cheat Codes & Little Mix (iTunes)
“Palo Santo”, Years & Years (iTunes)
“Paper Cut”, Sophie Simmons (iTunes)
“Pull Up”, Martin Jensen (iTunes)
“Put It To Bed”, JHart (iTunes)
“Real Life”, KONGOS (iTunes)
“Ring Ring”, Jax Jones featuring Mabel and Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Rookie”, Aqua (iTunes)
“Safe”, Daya (iTunes)
“Skipping Stones”, Dan Reynolds & Hans Zimmer (iTunes)
“Sober”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Spiraling Down”, Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Summer On You”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“Switch”, 6LACK (iTunes)
“The Boy In The Bubble”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“The Light Is Coming”, Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Version Of Me”, Kimbra x Dawn (iTunes)
“We Can Do Better (Piano Version)”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“What Would You Do For Love”, NERVO (iTunes)
“When I Grow Up”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Whenever”, Kris Kross Amsterdam x The Boy Next Door featuring Conor Maynard (iTunes)
“World Rage”, Lil Skies (iTunes)
“Wrong Move”, R3HAB & THRDLIFE featuring Olivia Holt (iTunes)
“You’re Not Wrong”, Wet (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Drake, Florence + The Machine, Gorillaz 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 100 OF 2016: Part Three, 25-11

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

75 songs have come and gone, and now, we’re headed into the top 25 on my Top 100 of 2016. All 25 titles reached the top five at some point during their runs, which deserves a “HandClap” or two. From the U.K. to Canada and back to the U.S., we have a diverse group of acts coming to you in the next 15 songs. So, take the “Adventure Of A Lifetime” and scroll down to see what singles were powerful enough to rank just below the top ten on my year-end survey…

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.

25. THE 1975, “The Sound”
Writer(s): The 1975
Album: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Peak: #3
Weeks: 23

They keep falling short of the top ten on Alternative radio, but this English quartet has five top ten singles on my own survey.

24. PHANTOGRAM, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”
Writer(s): Eric Frederic, Phantogram, Dan Wilson, Edwin Bocage, Alfred Scramuzza
Album: Three
Label: Republic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 21

Though I was familiar with this duo’s music before 2016, this track was their first to make my list. The production is amazing.

23. SERENA RYDER, “Got Your Number”
Writer(s): Todd Clark, Derek A.E. Fuhrmann, Ryder
Album: TBA
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22+

“Stompa” made my top 20 in 2013, but I’m a much bigger fan of this lovely single. It went top ten on Hot AC radio in Canada.

22. SHAWN HOOK, “Sound Of Your Heart”
Writer(s): Todd Clark, Hook, Stephen Kozmeniuk
Album: TBA
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #4
Weeks: 23

Todd Clark strikes again! He just knows how to craft an excellent tune. Hook’s been charting in Canada for several years now.

21. ADELE, “Hello”
Writer(s): Adele, Greg Kurstin
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia
Peak: #1 for seven weeks (2015/2016)
Weeks: 19 (25 total, including 2015 weeks)

Yes, it would’ve done better if those six weeks had counted for the 2016 year, but it’s a smash! She has two songs left on here.

20. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “HandClap”
Writer(s): Fitz & The Tantrums, Sam Hollander, Eric Frederic
Album: Fitz & The Tantrums
Label: Elektra/Atlantic
Peak: #3
Weeks: 22

Months after it reached the top five on Alternative radio, the crossover craze has begun for this single. Get your hands ready.

19. GWEN STEFANI, “Make Me Like You”
Writer(s): Stefani, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like
Label: Interscope
Peak: #2
Weeks: 22

Stefani’s comeback album gave her three top 40 hits on my personal chart, with this outstanding single becoming the biggest.

18. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Hell No”
Album: It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense
Writer(s): Michaelson, Barry Dean, Luke Laird
Label: Cabin 24/Sony RED
Peak: #4
Weeks: 23

Michaelson touched my top ten once before with 2009’s “Maybe”, but this ear candy was more than just a “maybe” this year.

17. JORDAN FISHER, “All About Us”
Writer(s): Rory Andrew, Jenna Andrews, Dylan Pace-Rodriguez, Francesco Yates
Album: Jordan Fisher (EP)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

Best known for roles in Grease: Live and Teen Beach Movie, Fisher scored with a sensational set (his debut EP) during 2016.

16. THE STRUMBELLAS, “Spirits”
Writer(s): The Strumbellas
Album: Hope
Label: Glassnote
Peak: #2
Weeks: 25

Whether you have “guns” or “dreams” in your head, depending on the version, this Canadian sextet had a nice breakout year.

15. COLDPLAY, “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Writer(s): Coldplay, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 20 (24 total, including 2015 weeks)

The English band scored their seventh huge #1 on my chart this year, a record at the time, but it’s since been passed by Adele.

14. BEN RECTOR, “Brand New”
Writer(s): Rector, David Hodges, Abe Stoklasa
Album: Brand New
Label: Aptly Named/Capitol/Caroline
Peak: #5
Weeks: 25

Rector’s first hit on my chart was a giant, and it certainly had some longevity. Bandmate Cody Fry’s “Go” also hit the top 100.

13. P!NK, “Just Like Fire”
Writer(s): P!nk, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster, Oscar Holter
Album: Alice Through The Looking Glass (Soundtrack)
Label: RCA
Peak: #3
Weeks: 23

2016 was another great year for soundtracks. This song gave the pop superstar her third top ten hit from a movie since 2001.

12. WALK THE MOON, “Work This Body”
Writer(s): Walk The Moon
Album: Talking Is Hard
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

Three #1 hits, three different calendar years, all from the same album. It’s a rare feat, but a cool one for this great Ohio band.

11. PASSENGER, “Somebody’s Love”
Writer(s): Passenger
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea
Label: Nettwerk
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23

You know how I love his music so, and the fifth #1 hit on my chart from this English musician was no exception. Great album!

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2016 tomorrow, when I reveal the first half of my top ten songs from the list…

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 24, 2016

Make it Zayn.

Zayn and simple.

DEBUTS
40. Broods – Free
39. Ellie Goulding – Army
37. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend

TOP GAINERS
27. P!nk – Just Like Fire (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (34) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
16. Nick Fradiani – Get You Home (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. BANNERS – Start A Riot (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Tryon – Somebody To Love Me (09) | PEAK: #09
08. The Strumbellas – Spirits (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Taylor Swift – New Romantics (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Troye Sivan – Youth (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. The 1975 – The Sound (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
03. Barns Courtney – Fire (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Zayn – Pillowtalk (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anderson East – Devil In Me (1)
2. Matt Nathanson – Giants (3)
3. Parachute – Without You (6)
4. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (8)
5. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (-)
6. MUNA – Loudspeaker (-)
7. Coldplay – Up&Up (-)
8. Haley Reinhart – Better (9)
9. Gwen Stefani – Misery (-)
10. Oh Wonder – Lose It (10)

In The Mix:
Andy Black – We Don’t Have To Dance
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Finish Ticket – Color
Garbage – Empty (new)
Kris Allen – Waves
Låpsley – Love Is Blind
Paper Route – Laugh About It
Rooney – My Heart Beats 4 U (new)
Sawyer Fredericks – Take It All
St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man (new)
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Rebel Light – Strangers (new)
The Rubens – Hoops
Tom Odell – Magnetised
Zayn – Like I Would

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is a new single from Canadian sisters Tegan and Sara Quin. “Boyfriend” is already soaring up the radio listings in their home country, and it comes in at #37 on my own chart. In 2007, the two girls scored their biggest hit on my chart with “Back In Your Head”, which went to #12. Will this track from Love You To Death stay alive and get its time in the top ten? Stay tuned!
  • Following “On My Mind” (#2) and “Something In The Way You Move” (#10) is Ellie Goulding‘s newest single, “Army”, a debut at #39 this week. “Army” previously made the top 40 in Scotland and the United Kingdom, and now, it’s looking at a nice run on the pop airwaves here in the States. Goulding has a number of U.S. tour dates in May and June.
  • Finally, the New Zealand act called Broods debuts this week with “Free”. It’s the first single from their forthcoming album Conscious. Entering at #40, this isn’t the first time “Free” has appeared as a title on my chart. In 2001, it hit the top ten for Mya, and in 2012, it was a minor top 40 entry for Haley Reinhart.
  • The late Prince bubbled under my chart several times, but never quite made it in. However, covers of his material by acts like Jordan Knight (1999) and Alicia Keys (2002) did break my top 40. Still, we salute this great musician and all of his superb albums and songs over the many decades of his career.

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