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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 17, 2018

“One” four all.

DEBUTS
40. MNEK featuring Hailee Steinfeld – Colour
39. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Scott Helman – Ripple Effect (37)
26. George Ezra – Shotgun (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (27)
15. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (21)
13. John Mayer – New Light (20)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk – Whatever You Want (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (07) | PEAK: #07
08. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (12) | PEAK: #08
07. James TW – Say Love (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Jason Mraz – Have It All (06) | 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 four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Celine Dion – Ashes (4)
2. Julia Michaels – Jump (3)
3. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (8)
4. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (10)
5. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (7)
6. Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir (5)
7. The 1975 – Give Yourself A Try (6)
8. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (-)
9. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (-)
10. Josh Groban – Granted (-)

In The Mix:
Alessia Cara – Growing Pains (new)
American Authors – Deep Water
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Lissie – Castles
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team
Plain White T’s – Your Body (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous

Chart Notes:

  • First-time collaborators Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa spend a fourth week at the top of my list with “One Kiss”, as the entire top five is bulleted and ready to fight for the top spot in the coming weeks. (Stay tuned to see who wins!) In the meantime, two songs debut on this week’s chart: the third top 40 single for the British trio Years & Years (“If You’re Over Me”) at #39 and a collaboration from British singer/songwriter MNEK and American actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld (“Colour”) at #40. Years & Years scored their biggest hit to date in April 2015, when “King” had a two-week run at #1. Neither of the soloists on the #40 song have charted here previously.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 10, 2018

Don’t kiss this thing goodbye…

DEBUTS
40. Lenny Kravitz – Low
39. Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy
35. George Ezra – Shotgun | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Ben Rector – Drive (39)
27. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
21. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. John Mayer – New Light (26)
15. P!nk – Whatever You Want (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan – On The Loose (10) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. George Ezra – Paradise (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
08. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Jason Mraz – Have It All (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. James TW – Say Love (04) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Younger (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me (1)
2. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (3)
3. Julia Michaels – Jump (2)
4. Celine Dion – Ashes (4)
5. Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir (10)
6. The 1975 – Give Yourself A Try (8)
7. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (7)
8. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (-)
9. MNEK featuring Hailee Steinfeld – Colour (-)
10. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (-)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Deep Water
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility (new)
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There (new)
Josh Groban – Granted (new)
Kelly Clarkson – Heat (new)
Lissie – Castles (new)
Little Big Town – Summer Fever (new)
Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind
Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Troye Sivan – Bloom

Chart Notes:

  • With Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa spending a third consecutive week at #1 with “One Kiss”, and the new hits from Maroon 5 (“Girls Like You”) and Passenger (“Hell Or High Water”) tying for the Biggest Mover, both up ten places, we travel down to the bottom of the top 40 to dig for treasure among this week’s debuts. The highest of three, landing at #35, is the newest single for singer and songwriter George Ezra. “Shotgun” is third chart song from the album Staying At Tamara’s. It’s the follow-up to “Paradise”, a former #1 hit that falls four spots to #9 this week. Bowing at #39, “Loving Is Easy” marks the first top 40 entry for Rex Orange County, an English singer and songwriter, and Benny Sings, a Dutch musician. Given all of the success it’s had on various streaming services thus far, “Loving” is sure to pick up some added attention when it impacts at the Alternative format on Tuesday. Lastly, at #40, Lenny Kravitz scores his first top 40 entry on my survey since the fall of 2011 with “Low”, the first radio single off his forthcoming album Raise Vibration. The 54-year-old has narrowly missed the top ten with his past few chart songs here, including “Lady” (#13, 2005), “I’ll Be Waiting” (#14, 2007-08) and, most recently, “Stand” (#13, 2011).

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 3, 2018

“One” is two down.

DEBUTS
40. Scott Helman – Ripple Effect
39. Ben Rector – Drive
37. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (36)
21. P!nk – Whatever You Want (27)
12. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (24) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
(see #6 and #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan – On The Loose (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Taylor Swift – Delicate (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Jason Mraz – Have It All (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (09) | PEAK: #07
06. A Great Big World – Younger (12) | PEAK: #06
05. George Ezra – Paradise (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. James TW – Say Love (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me (6)
2. Julia Michaels – Jump (4)
3. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (1)
4. Celine Dion – Ashes (2)
5. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (5)
6. Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (8)
7. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (3)
8. The 1975 – Give Yourself A Try (-)
9. Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team (10)
10. Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir (-)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Deep Water
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo
Ed Sheeran – Happier
George Ezra – Shotgun (new)
Grace VanderWaal – Clearly
Lenny Kravitz – Low
Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Troye Sivan – Bloom

Chart Notes:

  • As Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa spend a second big week at #1 with “One Kiss”, while the Backstreet Boys climb up 24-12 with the week’s Biggest Mover, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, another three songs break into top 40. Leading the, Maroon 5 is new at #37 with “Girls Like You”, the current #1 song on iTunes. A music video for the release, featuring a remix with Cardi B, was released a few days ago and includes top women in entertainment from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. Two notches lower, at #39, singer/songwriter Ben Rector launches with “Drive”. It’s the first radio single off his forthcoming set Magic, due June 22. Rector went to #5 on my chart in the spring of 2016 with “Brand New”, which also reached the top ten on the Hot AC radio list. Finally, at #40, Canada’s Scott Helman is searching for his fourth consecutive top ten on my survey with “Ripple Effect”. You can find it on his album Hôtel de Ville, which also includes the singles “Kinda Complicated” (#4) and “PDA” (#7).

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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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 25, 2014

“Already” four years ago.

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 May 25, 2014…

Debuts:
39. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Believer”
38. MILKY CHANCE, “Stolen Dance”
35. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane”

Biggest Movers:
COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (26-18, eight spots)

10. OH HONEY, “Be Okay” (up 1)
Album: With Love (EP) (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #10

09. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (steady, second week)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

08. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (steady, second week)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (down 3)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (down 1)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

05. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (up 2)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

04. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (up 2)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (steady, second week)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, third week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2017: Part Five, 5-1

The top five is here on Adam’s Top 100 of 2017! Can you believe it? Out of all the songs that came out in 2017, these five had the biggest impact on me and my personal chart. So, for the last day, here’s the conclusion of Adam’s 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.

05. JULIA MICHAELS, “Issues”
Album: Nervous System (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 25
Points: 675

This year marked Michaels’s transition from hit songwriter to hit singer, as the 24-year-old performer had no issues making her first run up my chart a very memorable one! Not only did “Issues” spend a week at #1 in April, as well as 13 weeks in the top ten and 25 in the top 40, but Michaels also becomes the highest-ranking woman on my year-end chart. Not a bad way to end 2017, right? Though her follow-up singles haven’t been nearly as successful, the Best New Artist nominee is still slaying.

04. BLEACHERS, “Don’t Take The Money”
Album: Gone Now
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for five weeks
Weeks: 25
Points: 707

After three consecutive chart-toppers with the trio fun., Jack Antonoff and Bleachers returned to #1 on my personal chart in May 2014 with “I Wanna Get Better”. Things got even better for the multi-talented writer, producer and musician in the last year, with three of his co-writes/productions (songs for Lorde, ZAYN & Taylor Swift and Swift solo) spending time at #1 between February and October. Of course, that doesn’t even include his own lead single from Gone Now, which had a pretty solid five-week run during the month of May and early June. I’m sure Antonoff will continue to make great music next year.

03. SHAWN MENDES, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”
Album: Illuminate (Deluxe)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for three weeks
Weeks: 27
Points: 762

I’ll admit it: I wasn’t a fan of “Life Of The Party”. I didn’t really get it at the time, and it still doesn’t get much play at all from me now. Luckily, since that release, Mendes has been making the case for me to stan for his singles, and this song got plenty of love on the countdown earlier this year. Taken from a reissue of his chart-topping Illuminate album, “Nothing” held at #1 for three weeks on my chart and spent 27 weeks in the top 40, making it the teenager’s first #1 and longest-running single of his career so far on Adam’s Top 40. With 2018 just around the corner, will Mendes strike again with another #1 on my chart or even several chart-topping hits from an upcoming release? Nothing’s been announced yet, so stay tuned for more details.

02. RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Human”
Album: Human
Label: Columbia
Peak: #1 for six weeks
Weeks: 29 (25 applied to 2017 ranking)
Points: 770

Prior to 2016, I didn’t know much about Rory Graham or his music. However, when I first listened to “Human” sometime in September of last year, as it crossed over to the many European charts, I knew it was meant to be a worldwide hit. Though it did spend several weeks at #1 on the Alternative and Triple A charts here, it could’ve done way better at other radio formats. Alas, I’m biased. The musical monster that is “Human” spent six weeks at the top of my chart in January and February, with a total of 29 weeks in the top 40, a run that began in November 2016. Two follow-up singles from the Human album, “Skin” and “Grace (We All Try)”, failed to enter my list, though the former track did achieve some moderate success in a handful of countries. (Don’t call him a one-hit wonder yet, kids.) Though it fell short of the top spot on my year-end Top 100, “Human” remains a winner in my book, a very strong runner-up that will certainly get some play for me for some time to come.

01. NIALL HORAN, “Slow Hands”
Album: Flicker
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for seven weeks
Weeks: 29
Points: 870

If you’ve been watching my chart closely over the last year, you knew that One Direction‘s Niall Horan was on my radar in a big way. Two of his singles with the group, 2013’s “Story Of My Life” and 2015’s “Drag Me Down”, reached #1 on my chart. Then, in December of last year, “This Town” landed at the summit for one week. However, as much as I like the guy’s music, I never expected the young Irish singer/songwriter to dominate the summer months and the year with a dirty little ditty like this. At seven weeks on top, “Slow” was the longest-running #1 song of 2017, narrowly missing out on 30 weeks inside of the top 40. The big question now, of course, is will “Too Much To Ask” hit #1 after seemingly stalling at #2 for weeks now? Can’t say I have a definitive answer to that yet, but we’ll all know soon enough. For now, I’m so glad that Horan gave the world the quality singles and album (and tour) that he did in 2017; he really delivered in every aspect. Now, enshrined in the great hall of musical memories and spectacular singles, hangs a special recognition of the bop that was (and is) “Slow Hands”, proudly taking the title of my #1 song of Adam’s Top 100 of 2017.

A big thank you for checking out my Top 100 of 2017! Here’s to more awesome chart adventures in 2018. Happy holidays!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 16, 2014

Dancin’ through a chart flashback.

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 November 16, 2014…

Debuts:
39. MAT KEARNEY, “Heartbeat”
38. ONE DIRECTION, “Night Changes”
32. MARK RONSON featuring BRUNO MARS, “Uptown Funk”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE SCRIPT, “No Good In Goodbye” (31-22, nine spots)

10. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes” (down 2)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

09. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Unpack Your Heart” (down 3)
Album: Behind The Light (2014, 19/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

08. ONE DIRECTION, “Steal My Girl” (up 1)
Album: FOUR (2014, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

07. EDEN XO, “Too Cool To Dance” (up 3)
Album: Too Cool To Dance (single) (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Animals” (up 1)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Shake It Off” (down 1)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. BLEACHERS, “Rollercoaster” (up 1)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Cecilia And The Satellite” (steady, second week)
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (2014, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (steady, second week)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. JAMIE SCOTT, “Unbreakable” (steady, fifth week)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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