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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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 23, 2003

No doubt, these songs are great!

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 November 23, 2003…

Debuts:
39. ROD STEWART featuring CHER, “Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered”
23. TRAIN, “When I Look To The Sky”

Biggest Mover(s):
P!NK, “God Is A DJ” (24-15, nine spots)

10. LINKIN PARK, “Numb” (up 7)
Album: Meteora (2003, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

09. SARAH MCLACHLAN, “Fallen” (steady, second week)
Album: Afterglow (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

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

07. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (up 5)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music” (steady, second week)
Album: In The Zone (2003, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

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

04. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “The Voice Within” (up 1)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down” (up 1)
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, second week)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 15, 2009

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Sobering chart stats and more.

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 February 15, 2009…

Debuts:
40. SIMPLY RED, “Go Now”

Biggest Movers:
RYAN STAR, “Last Train Home” (39-30, nine spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (up 5)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

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

08. TAKE THAT, “Greatest Day” (down 3)
Album: The Circus (2008, Polydor Records – U.K.)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

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

06. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (up 3)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

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

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

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 23, 2008

“Keeps” that nostalgia going.

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 November 23, 2008…

Debuts:
40. THE FRAY, “You Found Me”
38. HINDER, “Without You”
35. LEONA LEWIS, “Run”

Biggest Mover(s):
COLDPLAY, “Lovers In Japan” (34-22, twelve spots)

10. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Gives You Hell” (up 2)
Album: When The World Comes Down (2008, DGC/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

09. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Keeps Gettin’ Better” (up 2)
Album: Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade Of Hits (2008, RCA Records)
Peak: #7

08. LIFEHOUSE, “Broken” (down 2)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (up 3)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. O.A.R., “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” (down 2)
Album: All Sides (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

05. DAUGHTRY, “What About Now” (down 2)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

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

03. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (up 4)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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

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

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 11, 2016

11 at the 1.

“Blocks” rocks.

DEBUTS
40. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
38. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape
37. Barns Courtney – Glitter & Gold | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. James TW – When You Love Someone (32)
20. The Griswolds – Out Of My Head (27)
13. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (21) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
(see #9, #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Bastille – Good Grief (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tegan And Sara – Stop Desire (1)
2. The Score – Unstoppable (4)
3. COIN – Talk Too Much (3)
4. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (5)
5. Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back (2)
6. Nick Fradiani – All On You (6)
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – Roll Up (-)
8. Matt Simons – Lose Control (10)
9. The Fray – Singing Low (-)
10. Tom Chaplin – Hardened Heart (7)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off!
Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
Celine Dion – Recovering (new)
Five For Fighting – Born To Win (new)
Idina Menzel – Queen Of Swords
Johnnyswim – Let It Matter (new)
JoJo – No Apologies
Joshua Radin – High & Low
Kris Allen – Love Will Find You (new)
KT Tunstall – Maybe It’s A Good Thing
Matt Hires – Fighting A Ghost (new)
Nathan Sykes – Famous (new)
New District – Ain’t Got Money
Royal Teeth – Kids Conspire (new)
The Mowgli’s – Bad Thing (new)
Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers (new)
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand
Tyler Glenn – Shameless
Young Rising Sons – Undefeatable

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by one of this year’s top newcomers to my chart. In fact, later this year, he’ll probably be in the running for my #1 song of 2016. Of course, that’s with “Fire”, a former #1 that stands at #36 in its 29th week. Singer Barns Courtney lands his second hit here with “Glitter & Gold”, new at #37. It goes for adds at the Triple A format on the 19th. It remains to be seen whether or not “Fire” can climb any higher than the top 20 at Alternative radio, but I hope it does.
  • In 1998, the Texas band Fastball took a song called “Fire Escape” to #12 on the Alternative chart and #25 on the CHR/Top 40 chart. It was the follow-up to “The Way”, a big multi-format hit earlier that year. 18 years later, a different song with the same title is hitting the airwaves, performed by Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness. It enters at #38 on my chart. A total of seven songs by McMahon (four under Jack’s Mannequin) have reached my top 40.
  • He’ll be 65 in a few weeks, and he’s still making great tunes. The legendary Sting returns to my chart with his first entry in a decade, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, entering at #40. It’s the leadoff single from 57th & 9th, due November 11. In the spring of 2006, he collaborated with Sheryl Crow on “Always On Your Side”, which peaked at #32.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 4, 2016

11 at the 1.

Turning it up to “11”.

DEBUTS
38. Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You
37. Jordan Fisher – Lookin’ Like That | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. James TW – When You Love Someone (38)
31. Cody Fry – Go (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
30. Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale (35)
21. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (27)
14. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (19)
07. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Katy Perry – Rise (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Lukas Graham – Mama Said (13) | PEAK: #09
08. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Bastille – Good Grief (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tegan And Sara – Stop Desire (2)
2. Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back (4)
3. COIN – Talk Too Much (3)
4. The Score – Unstoppable (6)
5. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (10)
6. Nick Fradiani – All On You (9)
7. Tom Chaplin – Hardened Heart (7)
8. AURORA – I Went Too Far (8)
9. Barns Courtney – Glitter & Gold (-)
10. Matt Simons – Lose Control (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off! (new)
Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
Fitz & The Tantrums – Roll Up (new)
Idina Menzel – Queen Of Swords
JoJo – No Apologies
Joshua Radin – High & Low
KT Tunstall – Maybe It’s A Good Thing
New District – Ain’t Got Money
Norah Jones – Carry On
Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (new)
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand
Tyler Glenn – Shameless
Young Rising Sons – Undefeatable (new)

Chart Notes:

  • The week’s Highest Debut is the second top 40 entry for Jordan Fisher. “Lookin’ Like That” is new at #37. “All About Us”, his recent #1 song, is still in the top 20. Both tracks can be found on his self-titled EP, which came out last month. His latest single goes for adds at CHR/Top 40 radio on September 27, though several key stations are playing it early.
  • At #38 is the week’s other debut, “Still Falling For You” by singer Ellie Goulding. You’ll be hearing it in the movie Bridget Jones’s Baby, due later this month. This is the second soundtrack hit for her on my chart. Last year, “Love Me Like You Do” from Fifty Shades Of Grey spent four weeks at #1.
  • Next week, we’ll see if Barns Courtney, Matt Simons, The Score or The Strumbellas can achieve their second entry on my top 40, but several newcomers are on the rise as well. Check back on Sunday to see what happens!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 28, 2016

11 at the 1.

“Blocks” is a lock for #1 again.

DEBUTS
40. Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk – Setting The World On Fire
39. Cody Fry – Go
38. James TW – When You Love Someone | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale (40)
29. The Griswolds – Out Of My Head (35)
27. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Saint Motel – Move (31)
23. OneRepublic – Kids (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Katy Perry – Rise (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (07) | PEAK: #04
07. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (06) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
06. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Bastille – Good Grief (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jordan Fisher – Lookin’ Like That (-)
2. Tegan And Sara – Stop Desire (4)
3. COIN – Talk Too Much (2)
4. Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back (5)
5. Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You (-)
6. The Score – Unstoppable (10)
7. Tom Chaplin – Hardened Heart (9)
8. AURORA – I Went Too Far (8)
9. Nick Fradiani – All On You (-)
10. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good (new)
Barns Courtney – Glitter & Gold
Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
Idina Menzel – Queen Of Swords
JoJo – No Apologies
Joshua Radin – High & Low
KT Tunstall – Maybe It’s A Good Thing
Matt Simons – Lose Control (new)
New District – Ain’t Got Money
Norah Jones – Carry On
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand (new)
Tyler Glenn – Shameless

Chart Notes:

  • The week’s Highest Debut is from 18-year-old singer/songwriter James Taylor-Watts, better known as James TW. New at #38, “When You Love Someone” marks his first time on my chart. The original version is on his EP First Impressions, and a new acoustic mix is available as a stand-alone single. It’s been a moment since James Taylor was on my chart; his last song to reach my top 40 was “It’s Growing”, which went to #25 for two weeks in late 2008.
  • Nashville newcomer Cody Fry makes my top 40 at #39 with his single “Go”. He appeared as a contestant on American Idol in 2015. You can catch Fry playing in Ben Rector‘s band on his The Biggest Tour I Have Done So Far Tour, which goes into the fall. We’ll see if he can beat Rector’s #5 peak for “Brand New” from earlier this year.
  • Finally, at #40, is a big hit from the Country radio listing. Looking to crossover to the pop world, it’s “Setting The World On Fire” by Kenny Chesney, which features P!nk. It’s Chesney’s second single to reach my chart; “Somewhere With You” hit #23 for two weeks in 2011. His Cosmic Hallelujah album is due October 28.

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