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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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 29, 2017

P!nk gets colorful once again.

DEBUTS
40. The Script – Arms Open
39. Bishop Briggs – Dream
38. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (33)
26. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. ZAYN featuring Sia – Dusk Till Dawn (24)
15. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Phillip Phillips – Miles (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Walk The Moon – One Foot (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Dua Lipa – New Rules (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. P!nk – What About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (3)
3. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (7)
4. Loote – Out Of My Head (6)
5. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (8)
6. Taylor Swift – Gorgeous (-)
7. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (10)
8. New Politics – Color Green (9)
9. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You (-)
10. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (-)

In The Mix:
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not (new)
Fastball – Best Friend
Mainland – I Found God
Malia – Champagne Clouds (new)
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul (new)
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • Bleachers are back on my chart with the follow-up to “Don’t Take The Money”, which spent five weeks at the top earlier in the year. “I Miss Those Days” is this week’s Highest Debut at #38. Both songs are taken from the album Gone Now. “Don’t” is sure to be a notable contender for #1 on my year-end chart for 2017, but with four weeks left in the chart year, anything is possible! Stay tuned for more details on the schedule soon.
  • Singer Bishop Briggs makes her “Dream” a reality, as her new single enters at #39 on my newest chart. Last year, “River” went to #3 on the Alternative chart, giving the singer her biggest radio hit to date. (She’s currently rising at that format on a collaboration with the Cold War Kids titled “So Tied Up”, which is in the top 20.)
  • Finally, at #40, is The Script and “Arms Open”, the second top 40 hit from their Freedom Child album. It’s their 12th time on my chart since 2009. The previous single from their latest set, a former #2 song called “Rain”, drops to #13 this week.

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

Niall or nothing.

DEBUTS
39. The Script – Rain
38. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (40)
32. Zedd & Liam Payne – Get Low (38)
29. Katy Perry – Save As Draft (34)
28. Kesha – Praying (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Barns Courtney – Golden Dandelions (31)
21. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
09. Tom Walker – Just You And I (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (07) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Paramore – Hard Times (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (1)
2. Dean Lewis – Waves (2)
3. LP – No Witness (5)
4. Lights – Giants (9)
5. All Time Low – Good Times (6)
6. Billy Raffoul – Driver (4)
7. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (7)
8. Sheppard – Edge Of The Night (8)
9. The All-American Rejects – Sweat (10)
10. BANNERS – Someone To You (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Two Fux
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Echosmith – Goodbye (new)
Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale (new)
Jorge Blanco – Summer Soul
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Secret Weapons – Ghost
The Killers – The Man
The Struts – One Night Only (new)
Vance Joy – Lay It On Me (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to “Sorry Not Sorry” from Demi Lovato, which definitely doesn’t have to apologize for it launching at the #38 position on the chart. The song debuted on Tuesday, hitting its #2 peak within hours on iTunes, while it impacts at the Top 40 format this coming Tuesday. (You’ll hear much more about it in the Add Lib report that night.) “Sorry” is expected to appear on her forthcoming sixth studio album, though a release date is not known at this time.
  • One spot below Lovato is the latest entry on my personal chart for The Script, the Irish trio with an impressive six #1 hits to date. The forecast calls for some “Rain”, as it falls on the #39 spot. The guys have ten top ten hits in a row, every single one of chart entries since 2009. By the way, this is not a hot Creed remake, but their “Rain” hit #20 on my chart in January 2010.

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

Headed in a good Direction.

DEBUTS
40. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts
39. Loote – High Without Your Love
38. Zedd & Liam Payne – Get Low
37. Kesha – Praying | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Katy Perry – Save As Draft (40)
27. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (34) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
26. James Arthur – Can I Be Him (31)
23. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (28)
21. Mondo Cozmo – Automatic (26)
12. Lorde – Perfect Places (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Tom Walker – Just You And I (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
06. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Paramore – Hard Times (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (2)
2. Dean Lewis – Waves (8)
3. Hanson – I Was Born (3)
4. Billy Raffoul – Driver (5)
5. LP – No Witness (9)
6. All Time Low – Good Times (6)
7. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (7)
8. Sheppard – Edge Of The Night (10)
9. Lights – Giants (-)
10. The All-American Rejects – Sweat (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Two Fux
BANNERS – Someone To You
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Jorge Blanco – Summer Soul
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Secret Weapons – Ghost
The Killers – The Man

Chart Notes:

  • Two solo releases, two #1 songs: Niall Horan hits another home run with “Slow Hands”, up a notch from 2-1. His first track to reach the top spot on my chart was “This Town”, which spent its one week there in mid-December of last year. It looks like his first album won’t be out until the middle of the fall, so allow me to cry a few tears into my phone… (I’m sure it’ll be a great listen whenever it appears.) When it comes to Irish acts, The Script still leads with the most #1 songs (six) on my survey.
  • A powerful single from Kesha‘s upcoming album Rainbow premiered on Thursday, and it comes in as the Highest Debut on my personal chart this week. “Praying” leaps in at #37. The song was co-written by the singer, Ryan Lewis, Ben Abraham and Andrew Joslyn. The August 11 release looks to be a very diverse set, including collaborations with Dolly Parton and Eagles Of Death Metal, as well as the horn section from The Dap-Kings, who were led by the late Sharon Jones.
  • DJ/producer Zedd and singer Liam Payne team up on a hot new collaboration called “Get Low”, coming in at #38. Payne’s first solo hit, “Strip That Down”, advances from 8-5 this week and could reach the top spot sometime in August. The 23-year-old singer is one of two members from One Direction to debut on my latest chart, the second of whom also scores with two songs in the top 40. What can I say? It’s good to be them.
  • There are another two debuts below those titles in the countdown: at #39, Loote‘s “High Without Your Love” marks the first top 40 song for the male-female duo from New York City. A spot lower, at #40, Harry Styles claims his second solo hit with “Two Ghosts”. It’s the second radio single from his self-titled album; “Sign Of The Times”, a recent #1, now falls from 4-8.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 2, 2017

Got ’til it’s Shawn.

DEBUTS
40. Katy Perry – Save As Draft
39. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fool | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Andy Grammer – Give Love (28)
20. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
17. Lorde – Perfect Places (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Train – Drink Up (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Tom Walker – Just You And I (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Paramore – Hard Times (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
03. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (04) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Loote – High Without Your Love (3)
2. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (5)
3. Hanson – I Was Born (1)
4. LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (2)
5. Billy Raffoul – Driver (6)
6. All Time Low – Good Times (9)
7. Shania Twain – Life’s About To Get Good (10)
8. Dean Lewis – Waves (-)
9. LP – No Witness (-)
10. Sheppard – Edge Of The Night (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Two Fux (new)
BANNERS – Someone To You
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
Jorge Blanco – Summer Soul
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
Lights – Giants
Rachel Crow – Dime
Secret Weapons – Ghost
The Killers – The Man
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the seventh top 40 entry for Los Angeles’s Fitz And The Tantrums, the band that reached #1 on my chart with “MoneyGrabber” back in 2011. Since then, they’ve had four more top ten songs, with last year’s “HandClap” (#3) being the most recent. The group hasn’t announced a new album yet, but this looks to be the lead single from it. They’re on tour with James Arthur and OneRepublic this summer.
  • Katy Perry‘s fourth chart single from the #1 album Witness debuts at #40 this week, “Save As Draft”. The tune recently had a solid impact week at Hot AC radio, where it also sits just inside the top 40. The set’s third single, “Swish Swish”, looks to be over at the Top 40 format (and my own chart, where it falls 25-30 this week.) Thus, her era is still a mess. Congrats, I think…

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