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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 20, 2019

Blink and you’ll miss it.

Time to make a whole lot of “Memories” and enjoy this week’s top new releases! If you’re ready for some cool tunes for your playlist, here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

BLINK-182 – Nine (iTunes)
Features: “Blame It On My Youth”, a recent top ten hit on the Alternative chart, and “I Really Wish I Hated You”, the follow-up single

Notable albums out this week: Brasko‘s SexDreamSuperstar (iTunes), Brittany Howard‘s Jaime (iTunes), Colt Ford‘s We The People, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Fitz And The Tantrums‘s All The Feels (iTunes), Gnar‘s Fire Hazard (iTunes), Jeremy Camp‘s The Story’s Not Over (iTunes), Keane‘s Cause And Effect (iTunes), Kris Allen‘s 10 (iTunes), Kyle Lionhart‘s Too Young (iTunes), Liam Gallagher‘s Why Me? Why Not. (iTunes), Maxi Priest‘s It All Comes Back To Love (iTunes), Sueco The Child‘s Miscreant (iTunes), Tove Lo‘s Sunshine Kitty (iTunes), Zac Brown Band‘s The Owl (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Aaron Smith‘s Loveless (iTunes), Cashmere Cat‘s Princess Catgirl (iTunes), Cyn‘s Mood Swing (iTunes), Jake Miller‘s Summer 19 (iTunes), Rence‘s Fall 2019 (iTunes), Sofi Tukker‘s Dancing On The People (iTunes), We Three‘s We’re All Messed Up (But It’s Okay) (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Afterlife”, Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
“Ain’t The Same”, Lost Kings featuring CXLOE (iTunes)
“All These Parties”, Johnny Orlando (iTunes)
“Baggage”, Gryffin with Gorgon City and AlunaGeorge (iTunes)
“Bounce”, Samantha Jade (iTunes)
“Buying Time”, Lucky Daye (iTunes)
“Can’t Live Without”, Justin Caruso featuring Wyn Starks (iTunes)
“Courage”, “Imperfections” and “Lying Down”, Celine Dion (iTunes)
“Crown”, Russ (iTunes)
“Cruel Times”, Ryan Egan (iTunes)
“Don’t Believe The Things They Tell You (They Lie)”, Tegan & Sara (iTunes)
“Down In Flames”, AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Elephant”, Benjamin Francis Leftwich (iTunes)
“Encore”, EVAN GIIA (iTunes)
“Feelings”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Foolish”, OBB (iTunes)
“God Is A Dancer”, Tiësto & Mabel (iTunes)
“Haloes”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Heavy Hitter”, Jack Harlow (iTunes)
“Higher”, Ally Brooke & Matoma (iTunes)
“Honey (Joe Goddard Remix)”, Robyn (iTunes)
“Hotel Walls (Acoustic)”, Smith & Thell (iTunes)
“I Don’t Miss You At All”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“If I’m Being Honest”, Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“In The Mix”, Mariah Carey (iTunes)
“Innocence”, Tim Halperin (iTunes)
“Jump For X”, Marc E. Bassy featuring 070 Shake (iTunes)
“Let’s Get Married”, Yellow Claw featuring Offset & Era Istrefi (iTunes)
“Look Away (Acoustic)”, Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Long Live”, Lights featuring Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Love U”, Monsta X (iTunes)
“Memories”, Maroon 5 (iTunes)
“Mind”, Hartley (iTunes)
“My Benz”, Wes Period (iTunes)
“My Ex”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“My Type (Latin Remix)”, Saweetie featuring Becky G & Melii (iTunes)
“Never Gonna Like You”, Bea Miller + Snakehips (iTunes)
“Ocean”, Lady Antebellum (iTunes)
“Only One To Blame”, Samm Henshaw (iTunes)
“Proud”, John Splithoff (iTunes)
“Red Car”, Julian Lamadrid (iTunes)
“Rehab (Winter In Paris)”, Brent Faiyaz (iTunes)
“Rest”, Minke (iTunes)
“Robbery”, Lime Cordiale (iTunes)
“San Frandisco”, Dom Dolla (iTunes)
“Show Me Love”, Alicia Keys featuring Miguel (iTunes)
“Slow It Down”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“Smiling When I Die”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Sober”, Bad Wolves (iTunes)
“Soldiers”, GoldTop x Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Someday”, VINCINT (iTunes)
“Something’s Got To Give”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“Sore Loser”, KennyHoopla (iTunes)
“So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings”, Caroline Polachek (iTunes)
“Spark”, MOTi x Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“Stack It Up”, Liam Payne featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“The Bones (Dave Audé Remix)”, Maren Morris (iTunes)
“The Last Time”, The Script (iTunes)
“This Is On You”, Maisie Peters (iTunes)
“Tomorrow”, MIKA (iTunes)
“Transform”, Julianne Hough (iTunes)
“Treehouse”, James Arthur with Sofia Reyes (iTunes)
“Two Shots”, Vasco featuring Nikki Vianna (iTunes)
“Verify”, Jacquees featuring Young Thug & Gunna (iTunes)
“Virtual Healing”, Kyan Palmer & Nicopop. (iTunes)
“Waste My Youth”, Galxara (iTunes)
“Way Way Back”, Donovan Woods (iTunes)
“We Never Die (Acoustic)”, Juke Ross (iTunes)
“When I Wasn’t Watching”, Mandy Moore (iTunes)
“Where The Shadow Ends”, BANNERS & Young Bombs (iTunes)
“Wow”, All Talk (iTunes)
“You Can’t Stop The Girl”, Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“You Don’t Even Know Me”, Faouzia (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Adam Lambert, Jon Pardi, Tegan & Sara 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 40 FLASHBACK: April 4, 2004

All “Love” for these jams.

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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 4, 2004…

Debuts:
37. THE CORRS, “Summer Sunshine”
36. BRANDY featuring KANYE WEST, “Talk About Our Love”
35. SIMPLY RED, “You Make Me Feel Brand New”

Biggest Mover(s):
YELLOWCARD, “Ocean Avenue” (37-24, thirteen spots)

10. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (down 2)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

09. BLINK-182, “I Miss You” (up 2)
Album: Blink-182 (2003, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

08. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Away From The Sun” (up 5)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Republic/Universal Records)
Peak: #8

07. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Red Blooded Woman” (up 5)
Album: Body Language (2004, Parlophone/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. SARAH CONNOR, “Bounce” (steady, second week)
Album: Sarah Connor (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. THE DARKNESS, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (steady, third week)
Album: Permission To Land (2003, Must Destroy/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. THREE DAYS GRACE, “(I Hate) Everything About You” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Three Days Grace (2003, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #3 for six weeks

02. SWITCHFOOT, “Meant To Live” (steady, sixth week)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. MAROON 5, “This Love” (steady, ninth week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 1, 2016

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thisWEEK’Shighlight.

At this time one year ago, the last New Music Tuesday (technically, a special Monday date on June 29) was taking place. It certainly was an interesting transition to Friday, but we got through it! Back then, rapper Meek Mill rocketed to #1 on the album chart. It’s time to see which acts are in the mix for the next chart-topper on the Billboard 200:

  • MAXWELL — blackSUMMERS’night (iTunes)
    • Waiting seven years to release an album is a mighty long time. I suppose that wait is better than the eight years that it took for his 2009 album to see the light of day. The leadoff single from the second album in this R&B singer’s trilogy, “Lake By The Ocean”, holds at #1 on the Urban AC chart. Can this set finally knock Drake off the top?
  • SNOOP DOGG — COOLAID (iTunes)
    • The legendary rapper’s latest set is an Apple Music exclusive, where it’s been streaming in full for the last two days. It features “Point Seen Money Gone”, featuring Jeremih, which was recently serviced to Rhythmic and Urban radio. A good look across iTunes could give this a larger total than expected, so stay tuned.
  • BLINK-182 — California (iTunes)
    • They’ve got their first #1 single on the Alternative chart since 2004’s “I Miss You”, and the California trio is definitely excited about having their first album in nearly five years hit stores. Look for it somewhere in the top five next week.
  • AMERICAN AUTHORS — What We Live For (iTunes)
    • The New York quartet is out with their second album, featuring three singles that hit the top 30 on Hot AC radio. The most recent of the three is the title track. You can also find the act in a media campaign for Wendy’s.
  • More albums out this week: Bat For Lashes‘s The Bride (iTunes), Grace‘s FMA (iTunes), MAGIC!‘s Primary Colours (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Secret Weapons‘s SW (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Alright”, Young Summer (iTunes)
  • “Backroad”, VOKES featuring Nevve (iTunes)
  • “Body Say”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
  • “Christina’s Song”, MAX (iTunes)
  • “Fool’s Gold”, Dagny featuring BØRNS (iTunes)
  • “Good Company”, Jake Owen (iTunes)
  • “Mad About U”, CAPPA (iTunes)
  • “Sunshine”, POWERS (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Kenny Chesney, ScHoolboy Q, Switchfoot and more.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 9, 2004

"Me" in 2004.

“Me” in 2004.

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 twelve years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 9, 2004…

Debuts:
31. FEFE DOBSON, “Don’t Go (Girls & Boys)”
29. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (32-12, twenty spots)

10. MAROON 5, “This Love” (down 3)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, J/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

09. YELLOWCARD, “Ocean Avenue” (steady, third week)
Album: Ocean Avenue (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

08. CHERIE, “I’m Ready” (up 3)
Album: Cherie (2004, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Take My Breath Away” (up 3)
Album: In This Skin: Collector’s Edition (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. BLINK-182, “I Miss You” (down 1)
Album: Blink-182 (2003, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

05. HANSON, “Penny & Me” (up 1)
Album: Underneath (2004, 3CG Records)
Peak: #2

04. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (steady, second week)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

03. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Red Blooded Woman” (down 2)
Album: Body Language (2004, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. HOOBASTANK, “The Reason” (up 2)
Album: The Reason (2003, Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 5, 2001

Going "Up" the chart.

Going “Up” the chart.

It is time for yet 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’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the first days of August and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2001…

Debuts:
39. CAKE, “Short Skirt/Long Jacket”

38. GORILLAZ, “Clint Eastwood”
35. EDEN’S CRUSH, “Love This Way”
31. *NSYNC, “Gone”

Biggest Mover:
SAMANTHA MUMBA, “Don’t Need You To (Tell Me I’m Pretty)” (35-26) (nine spots)

10. SUGAR RAY, “When It’s Over” (down 4)
Album: Sugar Ray (2001, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

09. USHER, “U Remind Me” (down 1)
Album: 8701 (2001, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #8

08. DESTINY’S CHILD, “Bootylicious” (down 1)
Album: Survivor (2001, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. BLINK 182, “The Rock Show” (up 3)
Album: Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001, MCA Records)
Peak: #7

06. JANET JACKSON, “Someone To Call My Lover” (down 3)
Album: All For You (2001, Virgin Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

05. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “I’m Real” (up 4)
Album: J. Lo (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. LFO, “Every Other Time” (down 2)
Album: Life Is Good (2001, J Records)
Peak: #2

03. THE WISEGUYS, “Start The Commotion” (up 2)
Album: Zoolander: Music From The Motion Picture (2001, Mammoth/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. BLU CANTRELL, “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)” (up 2)
Album: So Blu (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. SMASH MOUTH, “I’m A Believer” (steady, third week)
Album: Shrek: Music From The Motion Picture (2001, DreamWorks/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 16, 2000

Da ba dee, da ba "Bye".

Da ba dee, da ba “Bye”.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Second half of fourth grade meant that the Projects Fair was on the horizon; I’ll have you know that I had a fabulous report on firefighters. It was fun. Meanwhile, here’s a look at my top 40 from January 16, 2000:

Debuts:
40. SPLENDER, “I Think God Can Explain”
37. KID ROCK, “Only God Knows Why”
20. *NSYNC, “Bye Bye Bye”

Biggest Mover:
S CLUB 7, “Bring It All Back” (36-26) (10 spots)

10. SUGAR RAY, “Falls Apart (Run Away)”
We start off the top ten with this track from the California band and their third hit (fourth single overall) from their 14:59 era. “Falls” was produced by David Kahne and co-written by he and the group. It may not have had the longest shelf life on the charts, but it did make an impact and drove its parent album sales to over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone. They last made my top 40 in 2005.

09. SMASH MOUTH, “Then The Morning Comes”
Coming off a big #1 on the pop chart, “All Star”, Steve Harwell and the boys had to follow up their summer anthem with this chilled-out track just in time for fall and winter. Lifted from Astro Lounge, their only top ten album on the Billboard 200, the song rose to #11 on the Hot 100 and cracked the top 5 at CHR radio. Sadly, night had to fall on “Morning” and the band’s success diminished after it.

08. BLINK 182, “All The Small Things”
I was one of the many who had a chuckle or two when the music video for this used to air on Total Request Live, parodying recent clips at the time from the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and more. Plus, who can’t resist a good “na na na na” chorus? Simple, yet effective. “Small” remains their trio’s largest single to reach my chart, which they last entered in 2004 with the ballad “I Miss You”.

07. FILTER, “Take A Picture”
Hey man, nice song. The rockers out of Ohio burst onto the scene in 1995, but it wasn’t until 1999’s Title Of Record that they reached their commercial peak with this top 5 Alternative record. It was inspired by frontman Richard Patrick’s drunken adventures on a plane trip. This would be their only song to reach my chart, though they’re still together and reached the rock charts as recently as 2013.

06. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “The Rhythm Divine”
The Latin explosion in 1999 brought us a lot of great new acts and Iglesias was one of them with his English breakthough hit, “Bailamos”. This was the next release, which wasn’t nearly as big, but still made the top ten on my chart. The singer is still at work on his next album, another bilingual effort. Three English singles have been issued from it so far; the most recent is “I’m A Freak”, with Pitbull.

05. CELINE DION, “That’s The Way It Is”
Representing for Canada, Dion is the only performer from the Great White North in the week’s top ten. The song was co-written by Max Martin, which was unusual at the time because he was known for his work with teen pop acts. However, “Way” was yet another hit for the diva and helped her first greatest hits compilation, All The Way… A Decade Of Song, rise to #1. She last went top 40 in 2008.

04. SAVAGE GARDEN, “I Knew I Loved You”
It led the pop radio chart for five weeks and ranked on the Adult Contemporary for what seemed like an eternity; this was one big song you heard everywhere back in the day. It was also coming off a run atop my own list. The Australian duo would rank two other singles on my chart, “Crash And Burn” and “Affirmation”, before splitting in 2001. Darren Hayes charted as a solo act beginning in 2002.

03. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely”
There was about to be a boy band battle brewing on the survey with the high debut of *NSYNC‘s “Bye Bye Bye” and this quickly rising ballad, which was up to #3 after just six weeks on the chart. “Lonely” had a pretty dramatic, but memorable video, one that I remember seeing quite a lot on television. This would eventually hit #1 later that month before it was knocked out by “Bye” in February.

02. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “What A Girl Wants”
Long before the Lotus rose and the Bionic woman claimed that she wasn’t herself on that particular night, Aguilera was deep in the heart of her debut era and continuing to shine with this light and fun single. Certified Gold, it went to #1 on the Hot 100 for two weeks, though it was kept out of the top spot on my own chart. She would rack up another two big singles from her self-titled album in 2000.

01. EIFFEL 65, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”
In 1992, three friends based in Turin, Italy began their ride to a huge worldwide hit, a novelty song about a man stuck in a “blue world” emotionally and physically. It was addictive, and for three weeks in January 2000, it ruled my chart. Unfortunately, the song wore out quickly, and after a minor followup in “Move Your Body” (which did much better in Europe), their days on the U.S. scene were done. After two more moderately successful albums in their homeland, they broke up, but reformed in 2012 to tour.

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Not Enough Time: Short Singles In The Top 40

The stars of the show.

The stars of the show.

If you aren’t familiar with the folky sound of The Lumineers yet, then you might be living under a rock. Their first single, “Ho Hey”, has become a massive crossover hit from the Alternative chart and into the world of Pop. The song clocks in at a short 2:34, a rarity for a radio single nowadays, but that’s not the shortest top 40 ever. In fact, several decades ago, staying under 3:00 was the standard if you wanted to get any sort of play on AM radio. The shortest of the short was “Stay”, a #1 on the Hot 100 for Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs from November 1960; it was just 1:38 in length. Well, none of the songs on this list are quite as a quick as that, but here’s a list of eleven songs from the past twenty or so years that became charting singles on the airplay survey (Mediabase/Radio & Records CHR chart) that were even shorter than “Hey”:

ASHLEE SIMPSON – “L.O.V.E.” (2:33) (#29, 2006)
This pint-sized pop ditty became the last CHR airplay hit for the younger sister of Jessica Simpson. Followup single “Invisible” became a digital hit, but didn’t gain any significant ground on the radio. Simpson is still making music today under an independent label.

SMASH MOUTH – “You Are My Number One” (2:33) (#37, 2003)
In 2001, Smash Mouth had a hit remake of The Monkees‘ “I’m A Believer”, featured in the movie Shrek, which was co-written by Neil Diamond. In turn, Diamond helped the band co-write this song, which became their last CHR hit. They’ve had a few minor Hot Adult Contemporary entries since then.

JONAS BROTHERS – “S.O.S.” (2:32) (#23, 2007)
The second coming of Hanson scored their first top-40 hit in 2007 with this song. They had several bigger hits in the years to come, including 2008’s “Burnin’ Up”. They reunited recently after two of the brothers pursued solo projects and the other got married, and look to have an album out in 2013.

THE WISEGUYS – “Start The Commotion” (2:32) (#11, 2001)
DJ Touché, born Theo Keating, scored his only hit in the United States when it was featured in an advertisement for Mitsubishi. Followup single “Ooh La La” had a little bit of airplay, but failed to make the top 40. Today, he records under the name Fake Blood.

SMASH MOUTH – “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby” (2:30) (#17, 1998)
This is the only group with two songs on here. Originally a minor chart entry for ? and the Mysterians in 1967, the band updated this tune for the soundtrack to the film Can’t Hardly Wait, which starred Jennifer Love Hewitt. They would score their biggest success the following year in 1999 with the #1 hit “All Star”.

BLINK 182 – “What’s My Age Again?” (2:27) (#24, 1999)
These punk rockers went pop beginning in the late 90’s, when this song became a minor hit on the CHR survey. You probably remember the music video of them running around naked everywhere. The trio would score their biggest hit with their next single, “All The Small Things”, which hit #9 on the chart.

THE CRANBERRIES – “Salvation” (2:24) (#36, 1996)
The first single from To The Faithful Departed was a bit of a dud on CHR radio, mainly because the song was too hard for the mainstream listeners. However, two other singles from the album, “Free To Decide” and “When You’re Gone”, made the top 20.

PATTI ROTHBERG – “Inside” (2:23) (#36, 1996)
Singer-songwriter Rothberg has one of the more obscure songs on this list, which was featured on her debut album, Between The 1 And The 9. It was also a minor Alternative hit.

THE B-52’s (as THE BC-52’s) – “(Meet) The Flintstones” (2:21) (#21, 1994)
If you couldn’t tell already, this was the theme song to the live action adaptation of the cartoon, which starred John Goodman as Fred Flintstone. The band also had a small cameo in the film. This was the band’s last CHR hit, though they’ve had a few releases since then, including a 2008 comeback single entitled “Funplex”, the title song from that album.

DEL AMITRI – “Roll To Me” (2:12) (#6, 1995)
Third time was the charm for this Scottish band; their third top-40 hit became a top ten record, peaking at #6 for three weeks. It also spent 37 weeks in the top 40. The band was dropped by their label in 2002 when no more big hits rolled in.

FOO FIGHTERS – “Big Me” (2:11) (#10, 1996)
From their debut self-titled release, this was the biggest crossover single for Dave Grohl in the boys, which was accompanied by a hilarious music video. The band would hit the CHR chart one other time in 1999 with “Learn To Fly”. Grohl and the living members of Nirvana recently performed with Paul McCartney at a Hurricane Sandy relief concert.

FRENTE! – “Bizarre Love Triangle” (1:59) (#33, 1994)
This Australian band managed to make a charting song under two minutes, an acoustic version of a single originally performed by New Order. They had several other big hits in their native Australia, but this was their only one to make the charts in the States.

To keep things short, hope you’ve enjoyed this look back at the shortest songs to become radio hits, and keep an eye on “Ho Hey” to see if it keeps climbing or gets cut… you know… short. I’m here all week.

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