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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 23, 2017

My sweet Lorde.

DEBUTS
40. Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens – Reminding Me
39. Serena Ryder – Electric Love
34. Paramore – Hard Times
30. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. DNCE featuring Nicki Minaj – Kissing Strangers (37)
11. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (21) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
05. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (06) | PEAK: #02
08. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (08) | PEAK: #08
07. James TW – Ex (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (12) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Believer (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Julia Michaels – Issues (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1
02. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Lorde – Green Light (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (1)
2. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (2)
3. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (4)
4. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (3)
5. LANY – ILYSB (5)
6. Tom Walker – Just You And I (10)
7. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (9)
8. TLC – Way Back (-)
9. FRANKIE featuring Marc E. Bassy – Problems Problems (-)
10. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – In My World (-)

In The Mix:
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
Oh Wonder – Ultralife
Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin
Saint Motel – Destroyer
The Cranberries – Why
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • There’s a new song at the top this week: “Green Light” by New Zealand-born singer Lorde, which rises from 3-1 in its eighth week in the top 40. It’s the first single from the forthcoming album Melodrama, which is due June 16. The song continues to perform well at Alternative and Triple A radio, where it still resides in the top ten, though it’s been pulled from formats such as CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC, managing to quickly make the top 20 on both charts. “Light” co-writer/producer Jack Antonoff looks to be the one to displace his own song at the top, as “Don’t Take The Money” (Bleachers) soars from 12-5. Check back to see that battle continue in the next couple of weeks…
  • Three of this week’s four entries feature lead vocals by Canadian artists, with the highest being “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (#30) by Toronto’s Shawn Mendes. It’s his fourth top 40 song. Debuting at #39 is another Toronto singer: Serena Ryder and the title track from her EP Electric Love. Finally, at #40, is the new single from Shawn Hook, born in the town of Castlegar in British Columbia. “Reminding Me” features American singer and actress Vanessa Hudgens, who earns her first top 40 hit on my chart since “Come Back To Me”, which reached #13 in December 2006. (American act Paramore gets a #34 debut this week with “Hard Times”.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 16, 2017

Michaels makes some moves.

DEBUTS
39. Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger
37. DNCE featuring Nicki Minaj – Kissing Strangers | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Train – Drink Up (38)
25. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (30)
21. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
12. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Cold (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (09) | PEAK: #08
07. James TW – Ex (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Believer (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Lorde – Green Light (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Julia Michaels – Issues (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (2)
2. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (7)
3. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (1)
4. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (6)
5. LANY – ILYSB (9)
6. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (3)
7. Fastball – I Will Never Let You Down (5)
8. Oh Wonder – Ultralife (10)
9. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (-)
10. Tom Walker – Just You And I (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – In My World (new)
Saint Motel – Destroyer (new)
Serena Ryder – Electric Love (new)
The Cranberries – Why
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
TLC – Way Back (new)
Weezer – Feels Like Summer
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • The first top 40 single for 23-year-old singer and songwriter Julia Michaels is now her first #1 on my personal chart. Up a notch, from 2-1, “Issues” is the first song to be released off an EP titled Nervous System, due sometime in May. If you watch Girls on HBO, then you probably heard her “How Do We Get Back To Love” in a recent episode, though that song isn’t out at the moment. Stay tuned for more Michaels music mania in the coming weeks on the blog…
  • In a shocker to probably no one, Harry Styles has the week’s Biggest Mover with “Sign Of The Times”, jumping from 34-21 in its second week on the chart. It’s the lead single from his forthcoming solo debut, a self-titled effort, due May 12. Look for it to reach the top ten in the next few weeks. Soaring from 21-12, “Don’t Take The Money” by Bleachers is a sure bet for the region next week. The fight for the top spot should be an interesting one next month.
  • I’ve got a strange feeling about this week’s countdown… perhaps it’s because of those two strangers entering the top 40. The higher of the two is “Kissing Strangers”, the fourth top 40 entry by DNCE, debuting at #37. It features Nicki Minaj. Mike Posner comes in just below that, at #39, with what also becomes his fourth charting single, “In The Arms Of A Stranger”. At the current time, both tracks sit below the top 50 on the CHR/Top 40 chart.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 9, 2017

Katy and Skip don’t slip.

DEBUTS
38. Train – Drink Up
34. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (36)
29. Sheppard – Keep Me Crazy (34)
22. Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl (29)
21. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. New Politics – One Of Us (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – Cold (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (11) | PEAK: #09
08. James TW – Ex (09) | PEAK: #08
07. MUNA – I Know A Place (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. Imagine Dragons – Believer (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Lorde – Green Light (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Julia Michaels – Issues (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (1)
2. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (4)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (3)
4. Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger (7)
5. Fastball – I Will Never Let You Down (5)
6. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (9)
7. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (-)
8. Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (6)
9. LANY – ILYSB (10)
10. Oh Wonder – Ultralife (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios (new)
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy
Ruth B. – If This Is Love (new)
The Cranberries – Why
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
Tom Walker – Just You And I (new)
Weezer – Feels Like Summer
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • There are five notable movers in the countdown this week, up five or more spots, and all five are from different countries. A nice move of twelve notches, jumping 33-21, makes “Don’t Take The Money” by New Jersey’s Bleachers the Biggest Mover. From outside of the U.S., there’s England’s Ed Sheeran and “Galway Girl”, up 29-22, Canada’s Scott Helman and “Kinda Complicated”, up 36-30, Denmark’s New Politics and “One Of Us”, up 23-18, and finally, Australia’s Sheppard and “Keep Me Crazy”, up 34-29. Keep up with all the global gems every Sunday here on PGTC!
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the first solo top 40 hit for Harry Styles, with “Sign Of The Times” coming in at #34. Styles is prepping for the release of his first album outside of One Direction, which is due sometime later this year. Since 2016, the group’s Zayn Malik, now just ZAYN, and Niall Horan have also reached my chart; in fact, both spent some time at #1. Will Styles hit the top and make it 3-for-3 this summer? Stay tuned!
  • A little further down, landing at #38, is the second top 40 hit from Train‘s most recent album, a girl a bottle a boat. “Drink Up” follows “Play That Song”, which spent two weeks at #2 earlier this year. “Drink” marks the 25th song to reach my top 40 for the band since 1999, and the 26th for lead singer Pat Monahan, who scored a solo #1 in 2007 with “Her Eyes”.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (April 2017)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in April in this month’s Radio Report:

BLEACHERS – “Don’t Take The Money” (RCA, April 4 – Alternative)
Album: Everybody Lost Somebody (2017)
Past ALT History: Jack Antonoff’s popular project has stormed the top five on the Alternative chart with two tracks: “I Wanna Get Better” (#1, one week) and “Rollercoaster” (#3). With a strong start over the past few days, I expect this release to join them soon.

COIN – “I Don’t Wanna Dance” (Columbia, April 4 – Alternative)
Album: How Will You Know If You Never Try (2017)
Past ALT History: This Nashville group’s breakout hit, “Talk Too Much”, talked its way up to #8 earlier this year. Despite the slow run of that song, the band now has some momentum ahead of their album release later this month. We’ll see how this tune moves.

HEY VIOLET – “Break My Heart” (Caroline, April 4 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: The California group, previously known as Cherri Bomb, reached a peak of #18 earlier this year with “Guys My Age”. Their label, also responsible for Ben Rector’s “Brand New” (#26) from last summer, doesn’t have much pull on the pop side.

MIKE POSNER – “In The Arms Of A Stranger” (Island/Republic, April 4 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: At Night. Alone. (2016)
Past CHR History: Posner has eight top 50 appearances to date, half failing to reach the top 40. However, his 2016 comeback will be remembered as one of the most impressive of the decade, with a remix of “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” spending two weeks at the top.

OLIVIA HOLT – “History” (Hollywood, April 4 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: Olivia (EP) (2016)
Past CHR History: This is Holt’s first track to impact here. Is another classic top 30 brick wall in the works for Hollywood’s latest? Considering the results of other pop acts on their roster, like Jordan Fisher, Sabrina Carpenter and Shawn Hook, it could happen.

JAMES TW – “Ex” (Island/Republic, April 10 – Hot AC)
Album: TBA
Past HAC History: I was really rooting for his ballad “When You Love Someone”, which spent seven weeks atop my personal chart in 2016, when it was at the format. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be, just edging into the top 30. I’m hoping this has a nice run.

RUTH B – “Superficial Love” (Columbia, April 10 – Hot AC)
Album: Safe Haven (2017)
Past HAC History: From Vine star to radio star, the Canadian singer and songwriter’s “Lost Boy” got found in the top ten, peaking at #6 last year. There’s been an unusually long amount of time between the two singles at Hot AC. How will it affect the chart run?

SIGRID – “Don’t Kill My Vibe” (Island/Republic, April 11 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: This Norwegian performer is headed to U.S. radio for the first time, and her debut single is already a sales and streaming hit in her home country. We’ll see if the newcomer can match the heights of a-ha and their #1 from 1985, “Take On Me”.

TINASHE – “Flame” (RCA, April 11 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: While not yet a prominent name on the CHR airwaves, this performer has achieved some success at the format in the last few years, including the #20 hit “2 On” in 2014. Plus, who doesn’t love an artist promoting her new song on a fire truck?

LANY – “ILYSB” (Interscope, April 17 – Hot AC)
Album: Make Out (EP) (2015)
Past HAC History: If you’re a happenin’ hipster in the SoundCloud universe, you’re probably wondering why a track from 2014 is headed to radio. Honestly, I am too, but it’s nice to see this California trio is finally getting their first shot at some notable airplay.

THE 1975 – “A Change Of Heart” (Interscope, April 18 – Alternative)
Album: I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (2016)
Past ALT History: The four guys from Manchester must’ve been pretty frustrated seeing song after song of theirs miss the top ten at the format, so they did something about it. “Somebody Else”, their fifth top 40 single here, took its time and reached a #3 peak.

YOUNGR – “Out Of My System” (Island/Republic, April 25 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: What happens when the kid of Kid Creole takes on the playground we call Alternative radio? Format newcomer Dario Darnell is out to prove that his single is a wonderful thing, baby. This song’s been around for a year, but it still sounds fresh.

Which of these new songs would you like to see on the charts later this year? Let me know!

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TOP TEN: Record Store Day, 2016

Viva la Vinyl.

Another RSDelight.

It’s another year, and another round of Record Store Day shopping is on the schedule today, April 16. The annual event is once again taking place all over the world, and the massive music fest is sure to bring out even more people than last year, so make it to your local store or stores early enough so that you don’t get caught behind the huge lines. With another diverse collection of exclusive CD and vinyl pieces across all genres and eras, there’s something for everyone, but quantities are limited.

In honor of the ninth national day, I’ve decided to highlight ten of my favorite vinyl-exclusive releases that you’ll be able to buy in stores very shortly. This year, I’m focused on more current releases and artists than last year, as you’ll see below. However, I may not be able to locate them all; indeed, the challenge is on. Searching high and low, far and wide, I’ll be on the hunt for great finds like these ten:

(Check out the full list of U.S. releases for RSD here.)

Florence + The Machine
10. FLORENCE + THE MACHINE – “Delilah” / “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” (Link)
Label: Republic
Format: 12″ single

Disturbed
09. DISTURBED – “The Sound Of Silence” (Link)
Label: Warner Bros.
Format: 12″ single

Andra Day
08. ANDRA DAY – Live! (Link)
Label: Buskin’/Warner Bros.
Format: 12″ EP

Jack Ü
07. SKRILLEX & DIPLO (as JACK Ü) featuring JUSTIN BIEBER – “Where Are Ü Now?” (Link)
Label: OWSLA/Mad Decent/Atlantic
Format: 12″ single

Madonna
06. MADONNA – Like A Virgin & Other Hits (Link)
Label: Warner Bros./Rhino
Format: 12″ EP

Talking Heads
05. TALKING HEADS / ECHOSMITH – “This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)” (Link)
Label: Warner Bros./Rhino
Format: 7″ single

Lukas Graham
04. LUKAS GRAHAM“7 Years” (Link)
Label: Warner Bros.
Format: 12″ single

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
03. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESSThe Canyons EP (RSD First) (Link)
Label: Vanguard
Format: 10″ EP

Walk The Moon
02. WALK THE MOONYou Are Not Alone (Live At The Greek) (Link)
Label: RCA
Format: 2 x LP (album)

Bleachers
01. BLEACHERSTerrible Thrills, Vol. 2 (Link)
Label: RCA
Format: LP (album)

Are you looking forward to the RSD celebration and is there another cool release not listed here that you’ve got to buy? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter: click the “Get Social!” tab above to find us on there.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 28, 2014

A "Space" at the top (and I'll write her name.)

A “Space” at the top (and I’ll write her name.)

DEBUTS
40. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind

TOP GAINERS
28. Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato – Up (34) BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
22. Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – 27 (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (07) | PEAK: #03
08. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (06) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
07. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (09) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Take That – These Days (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Maroon 5 – Sugar (6)
2. Scott Helman – Bungalow (4)
3. Sheppard – Smile (3)
4. Nick Gardner – Lose You (2)
5. Smallpools – Karaoke (7)
6. The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay (5)
7. Lifehouse – Flight (9)
8. Take That – Get Ready For It (-)
9. Coldplay – Miracles (10)
10. Kim Churchill – Backwards Head (-)

In The Mix:
Madonna – Living For Love
Mikey Wax – Only One
Taylor Swift – Style
Train – Bulletproof Picasso

Chart Notes:

  • Scoring her second #1 from the album 1989, Taylor Swift advances 2-1 with “Blank Space”. “Shake It Off”, falling quickly down the chart at this point, spent two weeks at #1 earlier this year. Both singles also reached the summit of the CHR and Hot AC format surveys, as well as the Hot 100. Will she make it three in a row this era? With songs like “Bad Blood” and “Style” still selling well, it could be quite possible.
  • New to this week’s top ten is “27” from Passenger, up 12-10 in its eleventh week on the chart. His latest song marks the third top ten single in a row from his album Whispers and his sixth overall since his debut in early 2013. Just for the record, singer and songwriter Mike Rosenberg is actually 30, but there are several 27-year-old musicians on the chart, including Matt Simons and Robin Schulz.
  • After moving 39-34 last week, Olly Murs and Demi Lovato take the title of Biggest Mover for a second week in a row. Unfortunately, it’s yet another soft week as they climb up to #28, a gain of six notches. The song remains in the top 5 on the Singles Chart in the United Kingdom. (Look for some bigger weekly gains next month.)
  • The only debut on this week’s top 40 belongs to the German duo Milky Chance. They’re new at #40 with “Flashed Junk Mind”, their followup to “Stolen Dance”. That song spent two weeks at #9 last summer. The two men, Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch, will be touring the U.S. again during the spring.

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Adam’s Top 100 of 2014: #20-11

The cream of the pop!

The cream of the pop for 2014.

Another year is in the books and it’s time for the annual listing of the 100 biggest songs that ranked among my weekly top 40 chart from December 2013 to November 2014. It was magical year full of MAGIC! and “Magic” and a lovely twelve months of lovable hits from James Blunt and The Fray. We went “home” with A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, spun around in a “dance” with Milky Chance and Walk The Moon and ended up here with all that was awesome in the year we called 2014.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 30, 2014. Those entries marked with a plus sign (+) had not yet reached their peak position as of the date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

With all that in mind, I think it’s time to rejoin the countdown at #20…

One Direction
020. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (#1 for three weeks – 2013)
Writers: Jamie Scott, John Ryan, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson / Producers: Julian Bunetta, Ryan
Label: Columbia

Fitz & The Tantrums
019. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (#2 for three weeks)
Writers: Michael Fitzpatrick, Noelle Scaggs, Joe Karnes, James King, Jeremy Ruzumna, John Wicks / Producer: Tony Hoffer
Label: Elektra/Atlantic

Maroon 5
018. MAROON 5, “Maps” (#2 for three weeks)
Writers: Adam Levine, Ryan Tedder, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, Noel Zancanella / Producers: Levin, Tedder, Zancanella, Noah Passovoy
Label: Interscope

Bastille
017. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (#1 for two weeks)
Writers: Benito Benitez, John “Virgo” Garrett III, Thea Austin, Giorgio Spagna, Francesco Bontempi, Annerley Gordon, Peter Glenister, Mike Gaffey / Producer: Dan Smith
Label: Capitol

Coldplay
016. COLDPLAY, “Magic” (#1 for three weeks)
Writers: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin / Producers: Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin, Paul Epworth, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic

Christina Perri
015. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Burning Gold” (#2 for three weeks)
Writers: Christina Perri, Tom Hull /Producers: John Hill, Butch Walker
Label: Atlantic

Ed Sheeran
014. ED SHEERAN, “Don’t” (#2)
Writers: Ed Sheeran, Benjamin Levin / Producers: Rick Rubin, Levin
Label: Atlantic

Rixton
013. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (#2 for three weeks)
Writers: Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Rob Thomas / Producers: Levin, Mac
Label: Interscope

The Script
012. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes” (#1 for five weeks)
Writers/Producers: Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, James Barry
Label: Columbia

Bleachers
011. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (#1 for one week)
Writers/Producers: Jack Antonoff, John Hill
Label: RCA

Check back tomorrow for the start of the top ten on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!

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