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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 12, 2004

Adam’s chart houses the 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 September 12, 2004:

Debuts:
39. HALL & OATES, “I’ll Be Around”
35. PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away”
28. KEANE, “Somewhere Only We Know”

Biggest Mover(s):
THREE DAYS GRACE, “Just Like You” (25-17)
GREEN DAY, “American Idiot” (24-16, eight spots)

10. SKYE SWEETNAM, “Tangled Up In Me” (up 1)
Album: Noise From The Basement (2004, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. MODEST MOUSE, “Float On” (up 1)
Album: Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #9

08. NITTY, “Nasty Girl” (up 4)
Album: Player’s Paradise (2005, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6

07. KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (steady, third week)
Album: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records) and Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

06. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses” (steady, third week)
Album: Harmonium (2004, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2

05. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (steady, second week)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (down 2)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move” (up 1)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring MISSY ELLIOTT, “Car Wash” (up 1)
Album: Shark Tale (Soundtrack) (2004, DreamWorks/Geffen/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (steady, fifth week)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 8, 2004

1985? More like 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 thirteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 8, 2004…

Debuts:
40. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Shadow”
21. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses”

Biggest Mover:
(see #10 below)

10. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move” (up 17)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “My Happy Ending” (steady, second week)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #5

08. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Let’s Get It Started” (steady, second week)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7

07. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (down 3)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

06. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (down 1)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (up 1)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

04. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (down 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (up 4)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (down 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (up 1)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 26, 2004

"Tangled" in the top ten.

“Tangled” in the top ten.

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 September 26, 2004…

Debuts:
40. MICHAEL MCDONALD, “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”
38. LINDSAY LOHAN, “Rumors”
35. ELTON JOHN, “Answer In The Sky”

Biggest Mover(s):
PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” (27-14, thirteen spots)

10. SKYE SWEETNAM, “Tangled Up In Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Noise From The Basement (2004, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Eight Easy Steps” (steady, second week)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (down 2)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (up 1)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. NITTY, “Nasty Girl” (up 1)
Album: Player’s Paradise (2005, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6

05. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (down 2)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring MISSY ELLIOTT, “Car Wash” (down 2)
Album: Shark Tale (Soundtrack) (2004, DreamWorks/Geffen/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (up 2)
Album: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records) and Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

02. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses” (up 2)
Album: Harmonium (2004, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2

01. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move” (steady, second week)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 22, 2004

"Pieces" of pop goodness.

“Pieces” of pop goodness.

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 last few days of freedom before freshman year of high school and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2004…

Debuts:
37. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Predictable”
36. JOSH GROBAN, “Remember When It Rained”
34. GREEN DAY, “American Idiot”

Biggest Mover:
ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Eight Easy Steps” (36-20) (16 spots)

10. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses” (up 4)
Album: Harmonium (2004, A&M Records)
Peak: #2

09. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Let’s Get It Started” (down 2)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (up 1)
Album: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records) and Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

07. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “My Happy Ending” (up 1)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #5

06. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

05. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (down 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move” (up 1)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (down 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (up 1)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (steady, second week)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 1, 2004

Going all the "Way".

Going all the “Way”.

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on 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. Let’s take a trip back to the summer before my first year of high school for the top songs this week in 2004…

Debuts:
40. FATBOY SLIM featuring BOOTSY COLLINS, “The Joker”
39. JAMIE CULLUM, “All At Sea”
38. STORY OF THE YEAR, “Anthem Of Our Dying Day”

Biggest Mover:
KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (25-11) (14 spots)

10. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (down 3)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, E.V.L.A./Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

09. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “My Happy Ending” (up 3)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for one week

08. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Let’s Get It Started” (up 1)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7 for one week

07. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (up 1)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (steady, third week)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5 for one week

05. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (steady, third week)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (steady, third week)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (down 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (down 1)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (up 2)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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REWIND: A Labor Day Look Back At Adam’s Top 40

If you’re a fan of my weekly top 40 chart, Adam’s Top 40, then thanks for following along! I know not everybody can keep up a weekly survey, so I’m doing my best to keep the personal chart alive. I don’t do nearly as much as I should with it on the blog, so I figured for the holiday today, instead of the usual crew of Bastille, Passenger and Pink, it’s time to travel back to the days when iTunes and YouTube were just starting up, MTV still played music videos (allegedly) and my singer-songwriter stan card was all punched-out for Daniel Powter. There were some crazy eras and a few shockers as you’ll read along. So, on this Labor Day 2013, here are all the top tens on my personal chart from the past ten Labor Day weekends, presented in chronological order. Enjoy!

August 31, 2003 — see full chart

Makin' "Paper".

“Bigger” than the rest.

1. John MayerBigger Than My Body (1) (fourth week at #1)
2. Fountains Of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom (3)
3. Hilary Duff – So Yesterday (2)
4. Maroon 5 – Harder To Breathe (4)
5. Vertical Horizon – I’m Still Here (7)
6. Christina Aguilera featuring Lil’ Kim – Can’t Hold Us Down (5)
7. Fefe Dobson – Take Me Away (8)
8. Liz Phair – Why Can’t I? (11)
9. 3 Doors Down – Here Without You (10)
10. Dido – White Flag (12)

Biggest Mover: Mandy Moore – Have A Little Faith In Me (30-15, +15)
Highest Debut: O.A.R. – Hey Girl (#25)

September 5, 2004 — see full chart

Topless time warp.

Topless time warp.

1. Bowling For Soup1985 (1) (fourth week at #1)
2. Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved (2)
3. Christina Aguilera featuring Missy Elliott – Car Wash (17)
4. Switchfoot – Dare You To Move (4)
5. Darren Hayes – Pop!ular (3)
6. Vanessa Carlton – White Houses (6)
7. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway (7)
8. Avril Lavigne – My Happy Ending (5)
9. Toby Lightman – Real Love (10)
10. Modest Mouse – Float On (11)

Biggest Mover: Christina Aguilera featuring Missy Elliott – Car Wash (17-3, +14)
Highest Debut: Nelly featuring Christina Aguilera – Tilt Ya Head Back (#27)

September 4, 2005 — see full chart

It ain't easy being green.

It ain’t easy being green.

1. Daniel PowterBad Day (3) (fifth week at #1)
2. D.H.T. – Listen To Your Heart (2)
3. Rob Thomas – This Is How A Heart Breaks (1)
4. Josh Kelley – Only You (4)
5. Hootie & The Blowfish – One Love (5)
6. Kelly Clarkson – Because Of You (6)
7. Jack Johnson – Good People (7)
8. Fefe Dobson – Don’t Let It Go To Your Head (8)
9. The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done (9)
10. Duran Duran – Nice (10)

Biggest Mover: Nickelback – Photograph (32-14, +18)
Highest Debut: James Blunt – You’re Beautiful (#39)

September 3, 2006 — see full chart

"High" and low.

“High” and low.

1. Daniel PowterJimmy Gets High (1) (sixth week at #1)
2. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars (2)
3. Teddy Geiger – These Walls (3)
4. John Mayer – Waiting On The World To Change (4)
5. JoJo – Too Little Too Late (5)
6. Daniel Powter – Bad Day (6)
7. Nickelback – Far Away (7)
8. Daniel Powter – Free Loop (One Night Stand) (9)
9. Under The Influence Of Giants – Mama’s Room (8)
10. The Fray – How To Save A Life (12)

Biggest Mover: Rob Thomas – Streetcorner Symphony (32-25, +7)
Highest Debut: Clay Aiken – Without You (#28)

September 2, 2007 — see full chart

The sonic sound of Tonic.

The sonic sound of Tonic.

1. Emerson HartIf You’re Gonna Leave (1) (seventh week at #1)
2. Darren Hayes – On The Verge Of Something Wonderful (2)
3. Roz Bell – Yesterday Man (3)
4. Boys Like Girls – The Great Escape (4)
5. matchbox twenty – How Far We’ve Come (5)
6. Lifehouse – First Time (6)
7. Matt Nathanson – Car Crash (7)
8. Sara Bareilles – Love Song (10)
9. Pat Monahan – Her Eyes (11)
10. Michael Bublé – Everything (8)

Biggest Mover: Live On Arrival – Hello Goodbye (39-32, +7)
Highest Debut: I Nine – Seven Days Of Lonely (#38)

August 31, 2008 — see full chart

A good day for Mr. "Bad Day".

Powter Power… one last time.

1. Daniel PowterNext Plane Home (2) (first week at #1)
2. Coldplay – Viva La Vida (1)
3. Jon McLaughlin – Beating My Heart (3)
4. David Cook – The Time Of My Life (4)
5. Delta Goodrem – In This Life (5)
6. Leona Lewis – Better In Time (11)
7. O.A.R. – Shattered (Turn The Car Around) (9)
8. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours (6)
9. Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl (7)
10. Sara Bareilles – Bottle It Up (8)

Biggest Mover: David Archuleta – Crush (25-18, +7)
Highest Debut: Artists Stand Up To Cancer – Just Stand Up! (#35)

September 6, 2009 — see full chart

It's a yes for "No".

It’s a yes for “No”.

1. DaughtryNo Surprise (2) (first week at #1)
2. Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me (1)
3. Boys Like Girls – Love Drunk (3)
4. Gary Go – Wonderful (5)
5. Five For Fighting – Chances (11)
6. Green Day – 21 Guns (6)
7. Katy Perry – Waking Up In Vegas (4)
8. Colbie Caillat – Fallin’ For You (10)
9. Rob Thomas – Her Diamonds (7)
10. Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester – Good Girls Go Bad (9)

Biggest Mover: Bon Jovi – We Weren’t Born To Follow (38-30, +8)
Highest Debut: Michael Bublé – Haven’t Met You Yet (#37)

September 5, 2010 — see full chart

This chart has taken control of them.

Not so miserable at the top.

1. Maroon 5Misery (1) (sixth week at #1)
2. Brandon Flowers – Crossfire (2)
3. Neon Trees – Animal (3)
4. Taylor Swift – Mine (8)
5. Katy Perry – Teenage Dream (6)
6. Enrique Iglesias – I Like It (5)
7. Katy Perry – California Gurls (4)
8. Sara Bareilles – King Of Anything (8)
9. Adam Lambert – If I Had You (9)
10. Lifehouse – All In (10)

Biggest Mover: The Script – For The First Time (38-29, +9)
Highest Debut: Natasha Bedingfield – Strip Me (#36)

September 4, 2011 — see full chart

No "Moves" at the top that week.

No more chart “Moves” that week.

1. Maroon 5 featuring Christina AguileraMoves Like Jagger (1) (second week at #1)
2. Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (2)
3. The Script – Nothing (5)
4. Lady Antebellum – Just A Kiss (3)
5. Darren Hayes – Talk Talk Talk (4)
6. Adele – Someone Like You (7)
7. Reeve Carney with Bono & The Edge – Rise Above 1 (6)
8. Britney Spears – I Wanna Go (8)
9. Colbie Caillat – Brighter Than The Sun (9)
10. Gavin DeGraw – Not Over You (10)

Biggest Mover: Lady Antebellum – We Owned The Night (37-31, +6)
Highest Debut: Darren Hayes – Black Out The Sun (#35)

September 2, 2012 — see full chart

They don't call 'em mellow yellow.

The “Nights” of their lives.

1. fun.Some Nights (1) (seventh week at #1)
2. Train – 50 Ways To Say Goodbye (2)
3. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time (3)
4. Chris Wallace – Remember When (Push Rewind) (4)
5. matchbox twenty – She’s So Mean (5)
6. Pink – Blow Me (One Last Kiss) (6)
7. Grouplove – Tongue Tied (7)
8. Maroon 5 – One More Night (10)
9. No Doubt – Settle Down (9)
10. Katy Perry – Wide Awake (8)

Biggest Mover: Bridgit Mendler – Ready Or Not (35-28, +7)
Highest Debut: Daughtry – Start Of Something Good (#40)

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