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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 22, 2015

Are you “Good” now?

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 22, 2015…

Debuts:
38. WHO IS FANCY, “Goodbye”
37. HUDSON TAYLOR, “World Without You”
36. TAKE THAT, “Let In The Sun”
35. THE SCRIPT, “Man On A Wire”

Biggest Mover(s):
TORI KELLY, “Nobody Love” (up 33-23, ten spots)

10. MAROON 5, “Sugar” (up 1)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. ANDY GRAMMER, “Honey, I’m Good” (steady, second week)
Album: Magazines Or Novels (2014, S-Curve/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. ONE DIRECTION, “Night Changes” (down 2)
Album: FOUR (2014, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. MARTIN LUKE BROWN, “Nostalgia” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Nostalgia (Single) (2014, Parlophone Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. MARK RONSON featuring BRUNO MARS, “Uptown Funk” (down 2)
Album: Uptown Special (2015, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. ED SHEERAN, “Thinking Out Loud” (down 2)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. ELLIE GOULDING, “Love Me Like You Do” (up 4)
Album: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Soundtrack) (2015, CT/Republic-Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Style” (up 2)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. MAT KEARNEY, “Heartbeat” (steady, second week)
Album: JUST KIDS (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. THE SCRIPT, “No Good In Goodbye” (steady, second week)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 18, 2018

You go, “Woman”!

DEBUTS
40. Rozzi – Never Over You
39. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious
38. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Why Don’t We – Trust Fund Baby (37)
24. Niall Horan – On The Loose (30) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
17. George Ezra – Paradise (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (10) | PEAK: #10
09. The Script – Arms Open (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Sheppard – Coming Home (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Maroon 5 – Wait (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (05) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Troye Sivan – My My My! (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bülow – Not A Love Song (2)
2. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (1)
3. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (4)
4. Lights – We Were Here (10)
5. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (6)
6. LANCO – Greatest Love Story (-)
7. Phillip Phillips – Into The Wild (-)
8. Coin – Growing Pains (-)
9. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (-)
10. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle (8)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Girlfriend
Andreas Moss featuring Melanie Pfirrman – Lonely (new)
Arlissa & Jonas Blue – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie (new)
Barenaked Ladies – Lookin’ Up (new)
CHVRCHES – Get Out
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
James Bay – Wild Love
Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special (new)
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree

Chart Notes:

  • A buzzing collaboration from DJ/producer Marshmello and singer Anne-Marie leads this week’s pack of three debuts, in at #38 with “Friends”. The song is approaching the top 40 at Top 40 radio, which follows a notable week of adds on Tuesday evening’s report. One notch lower, the first top 40 hit for Hayley Kiyoko comes in at #39. “Curious” is the first radio single off the upcoming set Expectations, due March 30. It, too, is approaching the top 40 at that radio format, though “Friends” is ahead of it. Finally, at #40, newcomer Rozzi starts her run for “Never Over You”, which just made the top 50 on the Hot AC chart. The singer and songwriter recorded under the name Rozzi Crane several years ago when signed to a different label.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 11, 2018

The Dap-Kings stay king.

DEBUTS
38. Jack & Jack – Beg
37. Why Don’t We – Trust Fund Baby | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Niall Horan – On The Loose (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. George Ezra – Paradise (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
15. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (12) | PEAK: #09
08. The Script – Arms Open (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Maroon 5 – Wait (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Troye Sivan – My My My! (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Sheppard – Coming Home (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (03) | PEAK: #03
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (1)
2. Bülow – Not A Love Song (7)
3. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (6)
4. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (4)
5. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (2)
6. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (10)
7. Rozzi – Never Over You (-)
8. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle (8)
9. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (-)
10. Lights – We Were Here (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Girlfriend
CHVRCHES – Get Out
Coin – Growing Pains (new)
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)
James Bay – Wild Love (new)
Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life
Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton – Say Something
LANCO – Greatest Love Story (new)
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree
Toto – Spanish Sea

Chart Notes:

  • New entries from Why Don’t We and Jack & Jack roll into the countdown, which means I could actually be a 14-year-old female in a 27-year-old male’s body. Who knows? Anyways, “Trust Fund Baby” from the pop quintet lands at #37, giving the boys their second top 40 hit on my chart. Their first, “Something Different”, got as high as #23 last fall. One additional song, “These Girls”, bubbled under the survey a couple of months ago. “Trust” was co-written by superstar Ed Sheeran. One spot lower, at #38, “Beg” becomes the first top 40 hit for the duo Jack & Jack. Jack Johnson and Gilinsky have worked together on both comedy bits and music for video platforms like Vine and YouTube for several years now, having accumulated nearly 165 million views on a personal account at the latter website. A new acoustic version of the release features labelmate Olivia O’Brien.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 4, 2018

No need to wonder, “Woman”.

DEBUTS
39. Sting & Shaggy – Don’t Make Me Wait
37. Niall Horan – On The Loose | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Lissie – Best Days (40)
29. George Ezra – Paradise (34)
24. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (29)
20. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (30) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Walk The Moon – One Foot (09) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
09. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Troye Sivan – My My My! (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 – Wait (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – Arms Open (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Sheppard – Coming Home (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (03) | PEAK: #03
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (2)
2. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (1)
3. Jack & Jack – Beg (5)
4. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (4)
5. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (3)
6. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (8)
7. Bülow – Not A Love Song (7)
8. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle (10)
9. Why Don’t We – Trust Fund Baby (-)
10. Craig David featuring Bastille – I Know You (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Girlfriend
CHVRCHES – Get Out (new)
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier
In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You) (new)
Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life
Justin Timberlake – Supplies
Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton – Say Something
Lights – We Were Here (new)
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl
Rozzi – Never Over You (new)
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree
Toto – Spanish Sea

Chart Notes:

  • As Kesha and The Dap-Kings Horns continue to run the football to #1 on my chart, two new entries enter the game with touchdowns on the brain. (Well, maybe not, but the Super Bowl is coming up in a few hours.) The higher of the two, blasting in at #37, is the fourth solo top 40 single for One Direction‘s Niall Horan. “On The Loose” heads to the Top 40 format in just over two weeks. Horan’s previous three entries, “This Town”, “Slow Hands” and “Too Much To Ask”, all reached #1, and “Slow” topped my yearly survey for 2017. A little lower, at #39, is a future nominee for the oddest collaboration of 2018. The song is “Don’t Make Me Wait”, and it’s done by 66-year-old Sting and 49-year-old Shaggy. Just over a year ago, Sting went to a high of #4 on my chart with “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, establishing he and Elton John as the only performers to reach my top five while over the age of 65. “Don’t” also marks Shaggy’s first single to land in my top 40 since “Strength Of A Woman”, which last appeared on the chart in December 2002. Look out for the odd couple’s collaborative album, 44/876, on April 20. I’m sure it’ll be, uh, smokin’.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 28, 2018

Oh, pretty “Woman”.

DEBUTS
40. Lissie – Best Days
39. Mat Kearney – Kings & Queens | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. George Ezra – Paradise (40)
32. River Matthews – Sunshine (37)
30. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
29. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (35)
21. Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You (26)
(see #7, #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Troye Sivan – My My My! (18) | PEAK: #10 | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks (tie)
09. Walk The Moon – One Foot (07) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. Maroon 5 – Wait (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (13) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. The Script – Arms Open (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Sheppard – Coming Home (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (05) | PEAK: #03
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (1)
2. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (4)
3. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (3)
4. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (6)
5. Jack & Jack – Beg (5)
6. Sting & Shaggy – Don’t Make Me Wait (-)
7. Bülow – Not A Love Song (10)
8. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (8)
9. Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (9)
10. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Girlfriend (new)
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier
Jeremy Loops – Waves
Justin Timberlake – Supplies
Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton – Say Something (new)
Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl (new)
The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree
Toto – Spanish Sea

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the eighth top 40 hit for singer and songwriter Mat Kearney. “Kings & Queens” enters at #39 on the countdown, which you can currently find on a self-titled EP, but will also be included on his forthcoming album titled CRAZYTALK. Of his eight chart entries, two have gone as high as #2: 2007’s “Nothing Left To Lose” and 2015’s “Heartbeat”. The only other entry this week, coming in at #40, is Lissie‘s “Best Days”. It’s her first time on my personal chart. Nearly ten years ago, in February 2008, an unrelated song with the same title spent three weeks at the top for Graham Colton, which remains his biggest release to date on my top 40.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 21, 2018

When a man loves a “Woman”.

DEBUTS
40. George Ezra – Paradise
39. Milck – Quiet
38. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely
37. River Matthews – Sunshine
36. Blue October – I Hope You’re Happy
35. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Dua Lipa – IDGAF (38)
26. Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You (34)
18. Troye Sivan – My My My! (30) | BIGGEST MOVER
13. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – Finesse (19)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – Wait (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – World Gone Mad (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Walk The Moon – One Foot (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Sheppard – Coming Home (07) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – Arms Open (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting For The Tide (3)
2. Mat Kearney – Kings & Queens (-)
3. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (6)
4. Hudson Taylor – Run With Me (-)
5. Jack & Jack – Beg (10)
6. Kylie Minogue – Dancing (-)
7. Lissie – Best Days (-)
8. Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (-)
9. Jeremy Fisher – This Is The Good Life (9)
10. Bülow – Not A Love Song (-)

In The Mix:
Dean Lewis – Waves
Ed Sheeran – Happier (new)
Hundred Handed – Too Good
Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking
Jeremy Loops – Waves
Justin Timberlake – Supplies (new)
Sugarland – Still The Same
The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy (new)
The Spencer Lee Band – Kissing Tree (new)
Toto – Spanish Sea (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After another successful Women’s March across the country, I can’t think of a better choice than a single called “Woman” to be named my top song this week. Kesha and The Dap-Kings Horns bolt from 5-1 in their sixth week on my chart, giving Kesha’s most recent album, Rainbow, a second consecutive #1 hit. “Praying”, the lead single from it, spent four weeks at the top last year. The leader of the Dap-Kings, the lovely Sharon Jones, passed away in November 2016. “Woman” goes for adds at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio this week, though it already appears in the top 50 at both formats. I’m rooting for it!
  • Yes, there are a massive six debuts on this week’s chart! It’s always exciting to have a busy week like this one, especially with all the great music since the top of the year. Two of the six are by artists who have reached #1 on my chart: Kelly Clarkson and “I Don’t Think About You”, the highest entry at #35, as well as Jukebox The Ghost and “Everybody’s Lonely”, at #38. Another two of the six are by acts who have at least one top five song: Blue October and “I Hope You’re Happy”, bowing at #36, as well as George Ezra and “Paradise”, new at #40. Finally, we have two newcomers in the bunch: River Matthews and “Sunshine”, checking in at #37, as well as Milck and “Quiet”, which tip-toes in at #39. Phew! That was a mouthful. The next few weeks should be very interesting for all of these future radio singles, the majority of which impact at the Hot AC or Triple A formats sometime later this month or early next month. Stay tuned!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 16, 2018)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Five becomes one, as Maroon 5 is the one at the top of the list, and some new songs break into the top ten on and before their impact date. My my my — let’s add ’em up!

WORTH THE “WAIT”: With their follow-up to the SZA-assisted “What Lovers Do”, Maroon 5, who are more like Maroon 7 at this point, score this week’s Most Added song with “Wait”, chalking up 55 stations on impact. Their newest single is taken from the album Red Pill Blues, which was released in November. Already ranking in the top 50, and gaining well day-to-day, “Wait” is likely to secure a place in the top 40 in the coming days. The only other impacting release this week, ranking at #8, is “Beg” from the duo Jack & Jack, which launches with 13 adds on impact. It’s the first song from the two 21-year-olds to go for adds at the format, but they’ve been releasing a lot of music independently for several years now, which has reacted on Vine and YouTube. Watch out for a couple of pre-impact pop winners from singer Troye Sivan, blasting in with 24 stations for “My My My!” (#4) in its first week, as well as Alice Merton, new at 14 stations for “No Roots” (#7) in its biggest frame to date. The former title goes for adds next week, while the latter title heads to the format on February 13, as it rides high on the Alternative and Triple A charts.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. MAROON 5, “Wait” (222/Interscope)
2*. BRUNO MARS & CARDI B, “Finesse” (Atlantic) (*original and remix versions combined)
3*. LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA, “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)” (Republic) (**#2 if Mars’s songs counted separately)
4. TROYE SIVAN, “My My My!” (Capitol)
5. CAMILA CABELLO, “Never Be The Same” (Syco/Epic)
6. EMINEM featuring ED SHEERAN, “River” (Shady/Interscope)
7. ALICE MERTON, “No Roots” (Mom + Pop/RED)
8. JACK & JACK, “Beg” (Island/Republic)
9. ALAN WALKER featuring NOAH CYRUS & DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS, “All Falls Down” (RCA)
10-T. KESHA featuring THE DAP-KINGS HORNS, “Woman” (RCA)
10-T. P!NK, “Beautiful Trauma” (RCA)
10-T. THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, “Walk On Water” (Interscope)

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