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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 10, 2010

No secrets, just hits…

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 10, 2010…

Debuts:
35. P!NK, “Raise Your Glass”

Biggest Mover(s):
JAMES BAY, “Stay The Night” (31-22)
KYLIE MINOGUE, “Get Outta My Way” (30-21, nine spots)

10. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (up 7)
Album: Crazy Love: Hollywood Edition (2010, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “I Run To You” (down 1)
Album: Lady Antebellum (2008, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. DAUGHTRY, “September” (up 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

07. MAROON 5, “Misery” (down 2)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (down 3)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (up 2)
Album: 11:59 (2010, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. ONEREPUBLIC, “Secrets” (up 2)
Album: Waking Up (2009, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (up 1)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

01. NEON TREES, “Animal” (steady, second week)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 1, 2010

This chart has “Heart”.

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 1, 2010…

Debuts:
39. KE$HA, “Take It Off”
38. CHRISTIAN TV, “When She Turns 18”
37. PLAIN WHITE T’S, “Rhythm Of Love”
35. SUGARLAND, “Stuck Like Glue”
33. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream”

Biggest Mover(s):
ADELITAS WAY, “Last Stand” (40-34, six spots)

10. TRAIN, “If It’s Love” (down 1)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (20o9, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

09. ROB THOMAS, “Mockingbird” (down 2)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

08. MIKE POSNER, “Cooler Than Me” (down 3)
Album: 31 Minutes To Takeoff (2010, J Records)
Peak: #4

07. LIFEHOUSE, “All In” (up 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “I Like It” (steady, second week)
Album: Euphoria (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (up 5)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. JOHN MAYER featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Half Of My Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (down 1)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (down 1)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. MAROON 5, “Misery” (up 2)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 12, 2010

"All" about 2010.

“All” about 2010.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 12, 2010…

Debuts:
39. MIKE POSNER, “Please Don’t Go”
38. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Like It’s Her Birthday”

Biggest Mover(s):
RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire” (26-19, seven spots)

10. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (down 3)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

09. LIFEHOUSE, “All In” (up 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (steady, second week)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

07. ADAM LAMBERT, “If I Had You” (up 2)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #6

06. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “I Like It” (steady, second week)
Album: Euphoria  (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

04. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (steady, second week)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. NEON TREES, “Animal” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Misery” (down 1)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (up 1)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown 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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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #100-81

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

In the first 20 songs on the countdown, our entries include a boy band who just gave their last live performance before a hiatus, a high school student with some boy trouble, the first fully a cappella track on the pop radio survey since the mid-90’s, a singer and songwriter that kept it smooth on my very first chart in 1999, and a bunch of singles that aren’t Cheap Trick, Lionel Richie and/or Morris Albert remakes. Confused? Let’s clear it all up, from #100 to #81:

Songs with a + denote chart peaks as of the top 40 dated November 29, 2015
Ties broken by: 1) chart peak (and) 2) number of weeks to reach peak points

One Direction
100. ONE DIRECTION – “Perfect”
Label: Syco/Columbia
Album: Made In The A.M.
Peak: #8+

Lawson
099. LAWSON – “Roads”
Label: Global Entertainment
Album: (single only)
Peak: #20

Jake Owen
098. JAKE OWEN – “Real Life”
Label: RCA Nashville
Album: (single only)
Peak: #21 for two weeks

James Blunt
097. JAMES BLUNT – “When I Find Love Again”
Label: Atlantic
Album: Moon Landing – Apollo Edition (or) Smoke Signals (EP)
Peak: #11

Boy & Bear
096. BOY & BEAR – “Walk The Wire”
Label: Nettwerk
Album: Limit Of Love
Peak: #20

Prince Royce
095. PRINCE ROYCE featuring SNOOP DOGG – “Stuck On A Feeling”
Label: RCA
Album: Double Vision
Peak: #19

Pentatonix
094. PENTATONIX – “Can’t Sleep Love”
Label: RCA
Album: Pentatonix
Peak: #15+

Maroon 5
093. MAROON 5 – “Animals”
Label: 222/Interscope
Album: V
Peak: #5 for two weeks [2014 CY]

DNCE
092. DNCE – “Cake By The Ocean”
Label: Republic
Album: SWAAY (EP)
Peak: #11+

The 1975
091. THE 1975 – “Love Me”
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Album: I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
Peak: #7 for two weeks+

Take That
090. TAKE THAT – “Let In The Sun”
Label: Polydor (U.K.)
Album: III
Peak: #17

Maroon 5
089. MAROON 5 – “Feelings”
Label: 222/Interscope
Album: V
Peak: #15

Daya
088. DAYA – “Hide Away”
Label: Artbeatz/RED
Album: Daya (EP)
Peak: #19 for two weeks

Phases
087. PHASES – “I’m In Love With My Life”
Label: Warner Bros.
Album: For Life
Peak: #18 for two weeks

Adam Lambert
086. ADAM LAMBERT – “Ghost Town”
Label: Warner Bros.
Album: The Original High
Peak: #19 for two weeks

Brandon Flowers
085. BRANDON FLOWERS – “Can’t Deny My Love”
Label: Island/Republic
Album: The Desired Effect
Peak: #17

Christina Perri
084. CHRISTINA PERRI – “The Words”
Label: Atlantic
Album: Head Or Heart
Peak: #17

Rob Thomas
083. ROB THOMAS – “Hold On Forever”
Label: Atlantic
Album: The Great Unknown
Peak: #12+

Conor Maynard
082. CONOR MAYNARD – “Talking About”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: (single only)
Peak: #15 for two weeks

Adele
081. ADELE – “Hello”
Label: XL/Columbia
Album: 25
Peak: #1 for two weeks+

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 80 through 61, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 26, 2010

Two Killer chart hits.

Two Killer chart hits.

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 take a trip back to a month into my junior year of college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2010…

Debuts:
38. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Get Outta My Way”

Biggest Mover(s):
MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Hollywood” (39-27, 12 spots)

10. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, “I Like It” (down 3)
Album: Euphoria (2010, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

09. DAUGHTRY, “September” (up 3)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

08. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “I Run To You” (up 2)
Album: Lady Antebellum (2008, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. ADAM LAMBERT, “If I Had You” (down 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #6

06. ONEREPUBLIC, “Secrets” (up 3)
Album: Waking Up (2009, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

05. MAROON 5, “Misery” (down 3)
Album: Hands All Over (2010, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Mine” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Speak Now (2010, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. KATY PERRY, “Teenage Dream” (up 2)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

02. NEON TREES, “Animal” (up 1)
Album: Habits (2010, Mercury Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. BRANDON FLOWERS, “Crossfire” (steady, third week)
Album: Flamingo (2010, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown 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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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (July 2015) (Part Two)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new singles will be lighting up the national charts during the month. Which tracks will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a small selection of new songs being serviced in July on the Alternative and Triple A formats in the second part of this month’s Radio Report:

ALTERNATIVE (*) and TRIPLE A (**)

Brandon Flowers
BRANDON FLOWERS – “Lonely Town” (July 14) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
It was very disappointing to see “Can’t Deny My Love” being, well, denied entrance into the Alternative top 40 after a tough battle earlier this year. With the second single from his The Desired Effect album, 34-year-old Flowers appeals for the format’s support with another tasty new wave inspired cut with a lovely kick of brass for good measure. It might be his only chance to save this era.

Death Cab For Cutie
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive” (July 14) (*)
Label: Atlantic
With “Black Sun” having recently gone recurrent at the format after climbing as high as #2, the Washington trio follows it up with a spooky single about a prior relationship from Gibbard’s past. Beverly Drive, of course, refers to the street that runs through the California cities of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. It is a needed change of pace and should pump that pedal as the fall approaches.

Family Of The Year
FAMILY OF THE YEAR – “Make You Mine” (July 14) (* + **)
Label: Warner Bros./Nettwerk
It’s been quite a ride for this quartet and their single “Hero” over the past three years. Originally an Alternative and Triple A hit in the spring of 2013, months after the summer 2012 release of their album Loma Vista, the track returned last summer when it was used to promote the film Boyhood. Hopefully, their latest single also sticks around, a classic California record that is burning hot.

Jarryd James
JARRYD JAMES – “Do You Remember?” (July 14) (**)
Label: Interscope
Six months ago, James was totally unknown to fair amount of people and quietly released a single that was produced by the noted Joel Little, best known for his work with singer Lorde. Then, he pulled off an awesome feat: a #2 chart peak in his native Australia without any major label backing. Of course, one has picked it up for a U.S. release. It’s a record to watch for the fall, so stay tuned.

Lianne La Havas
LIANNE LA HAVAS – “What You Don’t Do” (July 14) (**)
Label: Warner Bros.
The English singer/songwriter from London got the critics buzzing with her debut album from 2012, Is Your Love Big Enough? It was a top five success in the U.K. despite a trio of singles that stalled underneath the top 100 in that country, while both the songs and the album went largely unnoticed here. Her album Blood will be seeping into our musical veins later this month. It’s a winner.

Muse
MUSE – “Mercy” (July 21) (**)
Label: Warner Bros.
From the concept album Drones, which recently became the trio’s first #1 album on the Billboard 200, this single is already doing well on streaming platforms and will no doubt bolt its way up the Alternative survey in mere weeks. However, the adds date listed is only for Triple A radio, where “Dead Inside” was just a mid-charting hit at best. Nevertheless, it’s a great choice from the effort.

Walk Off The Earth
WALK OFF THE EARTH – “Hold On (The Break)” (July 21) (**)
Label: Columbia
Rather than ruling the world with their last single, this Canadian band was ruling the headlines when singer Sarah Blackwood and her son were kicked off a United Airlines flight because of his fussy behavior. Luckily, since the story has faded, the quintet is able to return to what they do best and perform. “Hold” is a mellower choice, but one that lends itself well to a potential crossover hit.

Ryan Corn
RYAN CORN – “White Flag” (July 28) (**)
Label: Curb
Missouri singer/songwriter Corn got his first taste of radio play last year when an original song called “Wonderful Things” briefly touched the top 40 at the Triple A format before Christmas. Now, he’s heading back to radio with a remake that’s become a staple in his recent sets, “White Flag”, originally a hit for Dido in 2003. Corn puts a nice pop/rock spin on the track. I’ll be rooting for it.

Which of these new songs would you like to see on top of the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (May 18)

Tearin' up the album chart.

Tearin’ up the album chart.

We’re piloting another pass into the pop stratosphere with a Monday date full of fresh releases. (NOTE: some items may not be available until Monday night based on label response time, but most of them are up now.) Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of May 18:

  • Having been in and out of the top ten on iTunes as a pre-order for weeks on end now, it’s very likely that Blurryface from twenty | one | pilots, the duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, will be the top entry on the Billboard 200. Looking at the potential of a top five debut and even a shot at #1, it would be a big boost from their last set, 2013’s Vessel, which peaked at #58. Lead single “Tear In My Heart” is a current top ten on Alternative radio. (iTunes)
  • Russian-born and German-raised DJ/producer Zedd may be in free fall on the CHR survey with “I Want You To Know”, his recent release with Disney star and singer Selena Gomez, but he’ll be back on playlists soon enough with a new Jon Bellion collaboration, “Beautiful Now”. Meanwhile, True Colors, his first album since 2012, is in stores and looking at a larger debut than Clarity. (iTunes)
  • With 25 years of music and 18 number one songs atop the Hot 100, Mariah Carey is one of the biggest-selling artists of all-time, dahling. #1 To Infinity is an updated collection of those chart-topping singles and also includes “Infinity”, which Carey recently performed on the Billboard Music Awards. It went to several radio formats earlier this month. (iTunes)
  • Led by “Can’t Deny My Love”, a recent entry on the Alternative survey that looks to have under-performed at the format, Brandon Flowers is back for his second solo effort away from The Killers, an album titled The Desired Effect. It may not do as well as 2010’s Flamingo, but it’s sure to attract his core fans. (iTunes)
  • 21-year-old newcomer Kelsea Ballerini has her first top ten single on Country radio with “Love Me Like You Mean It”. Now, her first album, The First Time, is in stores. Given her Taylor Swift co-sign from earlier this year, it should debut decently. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Brantley Gilbert‘s Just As I Am (Platinum Edition) (iTunes), Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!‘s Get Lost, Find Yourself (iTunes), Coal Chamber‘s Rivals (iTunes), Faith No More‘s Sol Invictus (iTunes), Hot Chip‘s Why Make Sense? (iTunes), Jamie Foxx‘s Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses (iTunes), Kopecky‘s Drug For The Modern Age (iTunes), Life Of Dillon‘s Prologue (EP) (iTunes), Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear‘s Skeleton Crew (iTunes), Murs‘s Have A Nice Life (iTunes), Paul Weller‘s Saturns Pattern (iTunes), Rico Love‘s Turn The Lights On (iTunes), Sammy Hagar & The Circle‘s At Your Service (Live) (iTunes), Shamir‘s Ratchet (iTunes), Silverstein‘s I Am Alive In Everything I Touch (iTunes), The Milk Carton Kids‘s Monterey (iTunes), The Story So Far‘s The Story So Far (iTunes) and Whitesnake‘s The Purple Album (iTunes).

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

  • “Bad Blood (Remix)”, singer Taylor Swift‘s new single featuring Kendrick Lamar. (iTunes)
  • “Go Big Or Go Home”, a new single from American Authors. (iTunes)
  • “Kick The Dust Up”, the new single from Country star Luke Bryan. (iTunes)
  • “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”, already selling well for Maroon 5. (iTunes)
  • “We Went”, new from Randy Houser. (iTunes)

Next Tuesday won’t be nearly as eventful as this Monday’s bunch of releases, but new albums from Alesso and Lifehouse are on the horizon, among others. A full preview is coming on Monday night.

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