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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 8, 2009

This chart might suck without these 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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 8, 2009…

Debuts:
40. TAKE THAT, “Up All Night”

39. BROOKE WHITE, “Hold Up My Heart”

37. ELLIOTT YAMIN, “Fight For Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
CHRIS ISAAK, “We Let Her Down” (29-21, eight spots)

10. KATY PERRY, “Thinking Of You” (steady, second week)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. KAISER CHIEFS, “Good Days Bad Days” (down 1)
Album: Off With Their Heads (2008, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #8

08. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus” (down 1)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

07. PINK, “Sober” (down 1)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

06. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (down 2)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (up 4)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

04. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (up 1)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (steady, second week)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (down 1)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (up 1)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 6, 2022)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. Let’s mash things up and get into this week’s update:

SAVE THE BEST FOR GLASS: Back up a spot, “Heat Waves” returns to lead the Top 40 radio chart for a second nonconsecutive week, as Glass Animals and their enduring song aim to reach the top of the Hot AC radio chart next week.

This week, Imagine Dragons earn their 12th top 40 hit at the format with “Enemy”, the theme song from the Netflix series Arcane: League Of Legends. It advances from 44-34 on the chart. The song also scores its first week at #1 at Alternative radio. Lifting from 42-37, Tiësto and Ava Max both pick up their fifth top 40 entries with “The Motto”, a recent chart-topper at the Dance format. Lastly, ALTÉGO leap from 43-39 with “Toxic Pony”, a Britney Spears and Ginuwine mashup that saw some success on TikTok recently. It’s the first top 40 entry for the duo, the 37th for Spears and the sixth for Ginuwine, who last charted at the format in the fall of 2003.

Brazilian star Anitta steps in at #43 with “Boys Don’t Cry”, while Chris Brown starts at #47 with “Iffy”, which currently ranks in the top 20 at both Rhythmic and Urban radio.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 23, 2022)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. Here come this week’s party Animals:

THE “HEAT” IS ON: In its 29th nonconsecutive week in the top 40, “Heat Waves” rises from 2-1 on the Top 40 survey, as Glass Animals score their first #1 song at the format. Their hit spent three weeks at #1 on the Alternative radio chart in March of last year.

Singer and songwriter Charlie Puth lights up the #30 spot with his new release titled “Light Switch”. The debut marks his 12th top 40 hit to date. The Walters also enter the top 40 this week with “I Love You So”, landing at #39. Originally released back in 2014, the tune went viral on TikTok last fall and continues to grow.

This week’s top new entry in the top 50 is a collaboration that teams Avril Lavigne and Blackbear: “Love It When You Hate Me” has more love than hate from the Top 40 panel, as it starts at #43. The track is also just below the top 40 at the Hot AC format. Newcomers Daisy The Great spin their way into the #46 position with the AJR-assisted “Record Player”, a current top ten hit on the Alternative chart. The original version of the tune (without AJR) had a fairly successful run on TikTok during the fall of 2019. Producers ALTÉGO are also new to the list at #47 with “Toxic Pony”, their mashup of two chart classics: “Toxic” spent four weeks at #1 for Britney Spears during the spring of 2004, but “Pony” only got as high as #32 for Ginuwine in early 1997. (It hit the top five on the Rhythmic and Urban charts in late 1996.) Finally, Sena Kana and Poo Bear sneak in at #49 with “Undisputed”.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 28, 2008

You found a flashback for the lovers.

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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 28, 2008…

Debuts:
40. MEIKO, “Boys With Girlfriends”

Biggest Mover(s):
KATY PERRY, “Thinking Of You” (34-23, eleven spots)

10. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (up 3)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (down 3)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. TAKE THAT, “Greatest Day” (up 4)
Album: The Circus (2008, Polydor Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “Lovers In Japan” (up 4)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

06. THE KILLERS, “Human” (down 1)
Album: Day & Age (2008, Island Records)
Peak: #5

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (up 2)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Gives You Hell” (steady, second week)
Album: When The World Comes Down (2008, DGC/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Womanizer” (down 2)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (up 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (up 1)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 7, 2011

Wanna go back to 2011?

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 to ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 7, 2011:

Debuts:
39. DEMI LOVATO, “Skyscraper”
36. BLAKE SHELTON, “God Gave Me You”

Biggest Mover:
(see #8 below)

10. BRITNEY SPEARS, “I Wanna Go” (up 1)
Album: Femme Fatale (2011, Jive Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

09. TRAIN, “Save Me, San Francisco” (down 2)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. THE SCRIPT, “Nothing” (up 8)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. REEVE CARNEY featuring BONO & THE EDGE, “Rise Above 1” (up 2)
Album: Music From Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2011, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. MAT KEARNEY, “Hey Mama” (steady, second week)
Album: Young Love (2011, Aware/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

05. DARREN HAYES, “Talk Talk Talk” (steady, second week)
Album: Secret Codes and Battleships (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. MAROON 5 featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Moves Like Jagger” (steady, second week)
Album: Hands All Over (re-issue) (2011, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. LADY A (f/k/a LADY ANTEBELLUM), “Just A Kiss” (steady, third week)
Album: Own The Night (2011, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #2

02. KATY PERRY, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. COLDPLAY, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 8, 2004

A toxic and troubled 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 17 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 8, 2004…

Debuts:
38. NELLY FURTADO, “Try”
37. SEAL, “Love’s Divine”
36. MICHELLE BRANCH, “‘Til I Get Over You”
35. JOSH GROBAN, “You Raise Me Up”

Biggest Mover(s):
JANET JACKSON, “Just A Little While” (up 30-16, fourteen spots)

10. LIZ PHAIR, “Extraordinary” (up 1)
Album: Liz Phair (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10

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

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

07. TWISTA featuring KANYE WEST & JAMIE FOXX, “Slow Jamz” (steady, second week)
Album: Kamikaze (2004, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Toxic” (steady, second week)
Album: In The Zone (2003, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

05. ALICIA KEYS, “You Don’t Know My Name” (down 1)
Album: The Diary Of Alicia Keys (2003, J Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. KELLY CLARKSON, “The Trouble With Love Is” (up 1)
Album: Thankful (2003, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #4

03. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (steady, third week)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. EAMON, “F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)” (down 1)
Album: I Don’t Want You Back (2004, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 30, 2003

Flagging down the 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 17 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 30, 2003…

Debuts:
39. LIMP BIZKIT, “Behind Blue Eyes”
36. KIMBERLEY LOCKE, “8th World Wonder”
31. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “100 Years”

Biggest Mover(s):
GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Hold On” (up 32-22, ten spots)

10. P!NK, “God Is A DJ” (up 5)
Album: Try This (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #3

09. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (down 1)
Album: Measure Of A Man (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music” (down 2)
Album: In The Zone (2003, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. DIDO, “White Flag” (down 2)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. LINKIN PARK, “Numb” (up 4)
Album: Meteora (2003, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (up 2)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “The Voice Within” (steady, second week)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down” (steady, second week)
Album: A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003, Vagrant Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. NELLY FURTADO, “Powerless (Say What You Want)” (steady, third week)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. NO DOUBT, “It’s My Life” (steady, fifth week)
Album: The Singles 1992–2003 (2003, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 1, 2009

The sobering chart stats are here…

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 11 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 1, 2009…

Debuts:
40. DAVID COOK, “Come Back To Me”

39. FRANZ FERDINAND, “No You Girls”
38. MAT KEARNEY, “Closer To Love”

37. THE SATURDAYS, “Just Can’t Get Enough”

Biggest Mover(s):
PET SHOP BOYS, “Love Etc.” (33-20, thirteen spots)

10. KATY PERRY, “Thinking Of You” (up 2)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (up 2)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

08. KAISER CHIEFS, “Good Days Bad Days” (up 1)
Album: Off With Their Heads (2008, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #8

07. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. PINK, “Sober” (down 2)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (up 1)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (down 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (up 2)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (steady, third week)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 21, 2008

“Better” bops for 2008.

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 eleven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 21, 2008…

Debuts:
39. GAVIN DEGRAW, “I Have You To Thank”
38. KEANE, “Perfect Symmetry”
37. DAVID ARCHULETA, “A Little Too Not Over You”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus” (32-22, ten spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Best Of Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for five weeks

09. PINK, “So What” (down 1)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

08. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Keeps Gettin’ Better” (down 1)
Album: Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade Of Hits (2008, RCA Records)
Peak: #7

07. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (up 2)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (down 2)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

05. THE KILLERS, “Human” (up 1)
Album: Day & Age (2008, Island Records)
Peak: #5

04. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Gives You Hell” (up 1)
Album: When The World Comes Down (2008, DGC/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (steady, second week)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (steady, fourth week)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Womanizer” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 14, 2008

Digging into the “Best” music.

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 14, 2008…

Debuts:
40. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear”
39. KATY PERRY, “Thinking Of You”
36. GERALDINE MCQUEEN, “Once Upon A Christmas Song”
32. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus”

Biggest Mover(s):
HINDER, “Without You” (30-22, eight spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Best Of Me” (up 1)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for five weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (up 5)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. PINK, “So What” (down 2)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Keeps Gettin’ Better” (up 1)
Album: Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade Of Hits (2008, RCA Records)
Peak: #7

06. THE KILLERS, “Human” (up 1)
Album: Day & Age (2008, Island Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Gives You Hell” (steady, second week)
Album: When The World Comes Down (2008, DGC/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (down 1)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (up 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (steady, third week)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Womanizer” (steady, third week)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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