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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 14, 2004

“What” got me listening in 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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 14, 2004…

Debuts:
39. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “Almost”
38. SEAL, “Walk On By”
29. SWITCHFOOT, “This Is Your Life”

Biggest Mover(s):
TYLER HILTON, “When It Comes” (31-20, eleven spots)

10. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Give A Little Bit” (up 3)
Album: Live In Buffalo: July 4th, 2004 (2004, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for two oweeks

09. KEANE, “Somewhere Only We Know” (down 2)
Album: Hopes And Fears (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. HALL & OATES, “I’ll Be Around” (up 1)
Album: Our Kind Of Soul (2004, U-Watch Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. DARREN HAYES, “Darkness” (up 3)
Album: The Tension And The Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. U2, “Vertigo” (down 2)
Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. MARC BROUSSARD, “Where You Are” (up 1)
Album: Carencro (2004, Island Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. BRYAN ADAMS, “Open Road” (up 1)
Album: Room Service (2004, Mercury Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” (down 2)
Album: Love Songs: A Compilation… Old And New (2004, Atlantic/Rhino Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. JOHN MAYER, “Daughters” (up 1)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. GWEN STEFANI, “What You Waiting For?” (up 1)
Album: Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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 18, 2002

“You” know these 2002 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 fifteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 18, 2002…

Debuts:
39. THICKE, “When I Get You Alone”
33. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Like I Love You”

Biggest Mover:
WESTLIFE, “World Of Our Own” (35-26, nine spots)

10. ELVIS PRESLEY vs. JXL, “A Little Less Conversation” (up 6)
Album: ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #7

09. SEVEN AND THE SUN, “Walk With Me” (down 2)
Album: Back To The Innocence (2002, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5

08. DANIEL BEDINGFIELD, “Gotta Get Thru This” (up 5)
Album: Gotta Get Thru This (2002, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. BBMAK, “Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head)” (up 1)
Album: Into Your Head (2002, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. BRYAN ADAMS, “Here I Am” (down 4)
Album: Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. OUR LADY PEACE, “Somewhere Out There” (up 1)
Album: Gravity (2002, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

04. NELLY featuring KELLY ROWLAND, “Dilemma” (steady, second week)
Album: Nellyville (2002, Fo’ Reel/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. PINK, “Just Like A Pill” (steady, fourth week)
Album: M!ssundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #2

02. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Goodbye To You” (up 3)
Album: The Spirit Room (2001, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. VANESSA CARLTON, “Ordinary Day” (steady, second week)
Album: Be Not Nobody (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 25, 2002

“Just A Little” touch of 2002.

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 fourteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 25, 2002…

Debuts:
40. SAMANTHA MUMBA, “I’m Right Here”
39. AMANDA LATONA, “Can’t Take It Back”
36. CAM’RON featuring JUELZ SANTANA, FREEKEY ZEEKEY and TOYA, “Hey Ma”
32. NICK CARTER, “Help Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Like I Love You” (33-18, fifteen spots)

10. BRYAN ADAMS, “Here I Am” (down 4)
Album: Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. NELLY featuring KELLY ROWLAND, “Dilemma” (down 5)
Album: Nellyville (2002, Fo’ Reel/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. ELVIS PRESLEY vs. JXL, “A Little Less Conversation” (up 2)
Album: ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #7

07. BBMAK, “Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head)” (steady, second week)
Album: Into Your Head (2002, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. DANIEL BEDINGFIELD, “Gotta Get Thru This” (up 2)
Album: Gotta Get Thru This (2002, Island Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. AMY STUDT, “Just A Little Girl” (up 6)
Album: False Smiles (2003, 19/Universal Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. OUR LADY PEACE, “Somewhere Out There” (up 1)
Album: Gravity (2002, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

03. VANESSA CARLTON, “Ordinary Day” (down 2)
Album: Be Not Nobody (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. PINK, “Just Like A Pill” (up 1)
Album: M!ssundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #2

01. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Goodbye To You” (up 1)
Album: The Spirit Room (2001, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (February 2016)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in February in this month’s Radio Report:

Bryan Adams
BRYAN ADAMS – “You Belong To Me” (February 8) (AC)
Label: UMe
Last year, Adams scored his latest top 30 entry on the AC chart with “Brand New Day”, and though he’s had dozens of hits over the decades, he’s not ready to stop. “You” is the second single from Get Up!, which was produced by Jeff Lynne. (It barely made it into the top 100 on the Billboard 200.) He has a string of live dates planned on the East Coast, beginning in New York City on the 11th.

The Heavy
THE HEAVY – “Since You Been Gone” (February 8-9) (Triple A / Alternative)
Label: Bad Son/ADA
This British rock and soul quartet out of Bath is back on the block with their first new tunes since 2012. It was that year that the act scored their only Alternative top 40 hit to date, “What Makes A Good Man”, which peaked at #32 in October. It’s hard to tell if this single will be well-received after all that time away, but it’s a pretty good sound and one that fits on both formats. Watch out for it.

AURORA
AURORA – “Conqueror” (February 9) (Alternative)
Label: Glassnote
From Norway, this 19-year-old singer, born in Bergen, has already hit the charts in Ireland and the United Kingdom with a remake of “Half The World Away” by Oasis. It was featured in a prominent Christmas advertisement for the John Lewis stores. Though it didn’t hit here, her latest single off All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend is receiving some good early support from Alt Nation.

Brandy Clark
BRANDY CLARK – “Girl Next Door” (February 15) (Country)
Label: Warner Bros.
Clark’s been a high-profile writer in the Nashville community for many years now, and her independent album 12 Stories got good reviews when it was released in the fall of 2013. She now finds herself with a major level and a single at Country radio, and reviews once more have been overwhelmingly positive for the Jay Joyce-produced cut. Will radio’s “Door” swing open for this sassy song?

Cam
CAM – “Mayday” (February 15) (Country)
Label: Arista/RCA
December was an awesome month for this California singer. Her album Untamed debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 200, and her single “Burning House” got a week at #1 on Country radio. (It’s now crossing over to the Hot AC format.) There’s no need for a distress signal, at least not yet, for Camaron Ochs should be able to sail the choppy chart seas towards a second sales and radio hit.

American Authors
AMERICAN AUTHORS – “Pride” (February 22) (Hot AC)
Label: Island/Republic
Despite “Go Big Or Go Home” narrowly missing the top 20 at the Hot AC format last year, that’s not going to get this New York act down. In fact, their song about self-respect is an early add at stations in Denver and Orlando on the panel. Of course, the four guys are best known for “Best Day Of My Life”, which spent a week at #1 in 2014. Hopefully, the song will also do its “best” on the chart.

Boy & Bear
BOY & BEAR – “Where’d You Go” (February 22) (Triple A)
Label: Nettwerk
The Australian quintet just missed the top ten at Triple A radio with their last single, “Walk The Wire”, but they’re hoping to climb back into the region with their next single. Both tracks are from their album Limit Of Love, which became their second set in a row to reach the top of the album listing in their home country. They begin a tour of the United Kingdom and Europe later this month.

The Saint Johns
THE SAINT JOHNS – “Lost The Feeling” (February 22) (Triple A)
Label: Kemosabe
Appearing for the first time on our Radio Report is this dynamic duo, Jordan Meredith and Louis Johnson. The Nashville act is on their way to a great era with their first full-length album, Dead Of Night, due March 4. Meredith and Johnson got some assistance from Vince Schumerman on the track, who records as Army Of Me. It recently received a few spins on SiriusXM station The Pulse.

Walk The Moon
WALK THE MOON – “Work This Body” (February 22-3) (Triple A / Alternative)
Label: RCA
Already climbing quickly on my personal chart is the third single from this Ohio band’s Talking Is Hard album. Of course, the huge crossover hit “Shut Up And Dance” came from the effort, and “Different Colors”, which went top ten on Alternative radio. “Work” is already a favorite at their live shows and has great streaming stats behind it. I’m ready for this to get going and become a smash.

Conrad Sewell
CONRAD SEWELL – “Remind Me” (February 23) (CHR/Pop)
Label: 300 Entertainment
Last year, Sewell earned his first #1 single in his native Australia with “Start Again” and his first top ten on the album chart with an EP called All I Know. Two of his singles, “Hold Me Up” and a feature on Kygo‘s “Firestone”, have been minor CHR airplay entries at best. Though he’s not had a true breakout moment with the U.S. audience thus far, “Remind” could remind people of his talent.

Which of these new singles 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 11, 2002

No "Ordinary" countdown.

No “Ordinary” countdown.

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 a few weeks before the start of middle school (7th grade!) and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2002…

Debuts:
40. LEANN RIMES, “Life Goes On”
39. OAKENFOLD featuring SHIFTY SHELLSHOCK, “Starry Eyed Surprise”
37. JUSTINCASE, “Don’t Cry For Us”
35. WESTLIFE, “World Of Our Own”

Biggest Mover:
NO DOUBT featuring LADY SAW, “Underneath It All” (25-15) (ten spots)

10. JACK JOHNSON, “Flake” (down 3)
Album: Brushfire Fairytales (2001, Enjoy/Universal Records)
Peak: #7

09. ANASTACIA, “One Day In Your Life” (down 5)
Album: Freak Of Nature (2002, Daylight/Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. BBMAK, “Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head)” (up 3)
Album: Into Your Head (2002, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. SEVEN AND THE SUN, “Walk With Me” (down 2)
Album: Back To The Innocence (2002, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5

06. OUR LADY PEACE, “Somewhere Out There” (up 2)
Album: Gravity (2002, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

05. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Goodbye To You” (up 5)
Album: The Spirit Room (2001, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. NELLY featuring KELLY ROWLAND, “Dilemma” (up 2)
Album: Nellyville (2002, Fo’ Reel/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. PINK, “Just Like A Pill” (steady, third week)
Album: M!ssundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #2

02. BRYAN ADAMS, “Here I Am” (down 1)
Album: Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. VANESSA CARLTON, “Ordinary Day” (up 1)
Album: Be Not Nobody (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 28, 2004

Into the "darkness" of the chart.

Sons and “daughters” of the chart.

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 my high school days and revisit the top songs from this week in 2004…

Debuts:
39. TIGER ARMY, “Rose Of The Devil’s Garden”
38. DURAN DURAN, “What Happens Tomorrow”
37. MAROON 5, “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)”
33. GWEN STEFANI featuring EVE, “Rich Girl”

Biggest Mover(s):
BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (34-29, five spots)
and GREEN DAY, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” (15-10, five spots)

10. GREEN DAY, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” (up 5)
Album: American Idiot (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

09. U2, “Vertigo” (down 1)
Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. SEAL, “Walk On By” (up 1)
Album: Best 1991–2004 (2004, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

07. HALL & OATES, “I’ll Be Around” (steady, second week)
Album: Our Kind Of Soul (2004, U-Watch Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. MARC BROUSSARD, “Where You Are” (down 1)
Album: Carencro (2004, Island Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. BRYAN ADAMS, “Open Road” (down 1)
Album: Room Service (2004, Mercury Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. GWEN STEFANI, “What You Waiting For?” (down 2)
Album: Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” (up 3)
Album: Love Songs: A Compilation… Old And New (2004, Atlantic/Rhino Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. DARREN HAYES, “Darkness” (up 1)
Album: The Tension And The Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. JOHN MAYER, “Daughters” (steady, second week)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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“Stop”, Drop and Rock ‘N’ Roll: The Hits That Won’t Halt

Stoppin' 'em since 1987.

Stoppin’ ’em since 1987.

She’s no Hannah Montana anymore. Miley Cyrus has taken on a new character with an edge for her latest era, the first single release of which is “We Can’t Stop”. The party girl goes wild in the music video for her new song. It recently debuted at #11 on the Hot 100 and looks to go higher as it sits comfortably in the top 5 at iTunes. In honor of this achievement, I give you all the other top 5 hits in the history of the Hot 100 (since 1958) to feature the word “stop” in their title, excluding subtitles. Conveniently, there are eleven of them. So, don’t stop now; check them all out:

“I Can’t Stop Loving You”, Ray Charles (#1, 1962)
It was back in the late 1940’s that the legendary Charles began recording and first made the Hot 100 in 1957. “Can’t” was the third #1 song for the performer and his last on the pop chart. His last top 40 single as a solo artist came in 1971, though he last made the Hot 100 in 1990. His posthumous 2004 duets album, Genius Loves Company, hit #1 on the album chart and won Album Of The Year at the GRAMMY Awards.

“Stop! In The Name Of Love”, Diana Ross and The Supremes (#1, 1965)
When you’re hot, you’re hot, and this classic trio definitely was in the year 1965. “Name” was the fourth #1 single in a row for the group, following “Where Did Our Love Go?”, “Baby Love” and “Come See About Me”. It would spend two weeks on top of the Hot 100. They ended with twelve shortly before Diana Ross left the group, although they managed to keep cranking out music with a revolving lineup through 1976.

“Bus Stop”, The Hollies (#5, 1966)
Though they quickly attained success in Europe, pop group The Hollies waited several years before their first top ten hit in the U.S. came in September 1966. Stopping seemed to be their thing because in December of the same year, their followup called “Stop Stop Stop” went to #7. During a 1983 reunion, their cover of “Stop! In The Name Of Love” went to #30. They haven’t stopped yet as they remain together.

“Don’t Stop”, Fleetwood Mac (#3, 1977)
Former President Bill Clinton may have drilled it into our heads from using this in his presidential campaigns, but back in 1977, Fleetwood Mac made “Don’t” a hit in its own right from the landmark release Rumours. Going to #3, it was the third consecutive top ten single from the album, followed by the #9 “You Make Loving Fun”, which established a then-record for the most top ten songs from one studio album.

“I Just Wanna Stop”, Gino Vannelli (#4, 1978)
After first hitting the top 40 in 1974 with “People Gotta Move”, Montreal-born Vannelli achieved much greater success with this ballad from his album Brother To Brother. It rose to #4 late into 1978, becoming his first of two top ten singles (the second coming in 1981) and biggest hit to date. He had a handful of minor singles reach the Hot 100 through 1987 and continued charting in his native Canada into the 1990’s.

“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, Michael Jackson (#1, 1979)
The first of two Jackson songs on the list was a hot disco record from his first release with Epic following his departure from Motown. From his album Off The Wall, “Enough” quickly climbed into the #1 spot, becoming his first solo song to reach the top of the Hot 100 since “Ben” in 1972. The album would provide him with three other top ten hits through 1980 before regrouping with The Jacksons later that year.

“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”, Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (#3, 1981)
In-between albums by Fleetwood Mac, Nicks pursued a solo career with 1981’s Bella Donna, which eventually went to the top spot on the album chart. The first single from it was this collaboration with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, which remains her biggest solo song to make the Hot 100 to date. She and Petty would also collaborate on a 1986 live remake of the song “Needles And Pins”, which peaked at #37.

“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, Starship (#1, 1987)
Mannequin was big at the box office in the spring of 1987 and so was the theme song from it. “Now” became the final of three #1 singles for Starship, which at the time established a record for member Grace Slick as the oldest woman to have a #1 single at age 47. (That has since been passed by Cher, when she hit #1 with 1999’s “Believe” at age 53.) The group last made the top 40 in 1989 and the Hot 100 in 1991.

“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett (#1, 1987)
After the massive success of his 1982 album Thriller, how could Michael Jackson follow it up? Well, five years later came Bad, and this was the first single from it. The romantic ballad shot straight into the Hot 100’s top 40 with a debut at #37 during the week of August 8, 1987, climbing to #1 six weeks later for one week. It was the first of five #1 singles from the album, which was certified 9x Platinum this past spring.

“Can’t Stop This Thing We Started”, Bryan Adams (#2, 1991)
The summer of 1991 was all Bryan Adams as the Canadian singer dominated with his chart-topper, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”. Following that monster single was this notable change in direction into a rock sound, which hit the top ten in at least a dozen countries, including the United States. Parent album Waking Up The Neighbours was also a big seller, going 4x Platinum. Adams continues to record today.

“Don’t Stop The Music”, Rihanna (#3, 2008)
Back in 2008, this Barbadian beauty was just beginning her journey as a Good Girl Gone Bad. Interpolating “Soul Makossa” by Manu Dibango (also prominently featured in “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” by Michael Jackson), the song became another big hit for the singer, going to #3 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart. Her current release is “Right Now”, featuring producer David Guetta.

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