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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 22, 2012

Having fun. in 2012…

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 22, 2012…

37. ELTON JOHN vs. PNAU, “Sad”
34. NO DOUBT, “Settle Down”

Biggest Movers:
THE KILLERS, “Runaways” (39-28, eleven spots)

10. ALEX CLARE, “Too Close” (up 1)
Album: The Lateness Of The Hour (2012, Republic Records)
Peak: #7

09. DANIEL POWTER, “Cupid” (steady, second week)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, International Solutions/Avex/Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

08. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Call Me Maybe” (down 3)
Album: Kiss (2012, Schoolboy/604/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

07. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “She’s So Mean” (up 1)
Album: North (2012, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

06. KATY PERRY, “Wide Awake” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. GRAFFITI6, “Stare Into The Sun” (down 1)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. TRAIN, “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” (up 3)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

03. MAROON 5, “Payphone” (down 1)
Album: Overexposed (2012, A&M/Octone/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. GROUPLOVE, “Tongue Tied” (down 1)
Album: Never Trust A Happy Song (2011, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. FUN., “Some Nights” (up 2)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight 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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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 18, 2017

Illuminating the top spot.

39. Picture This – Never Change
36. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling | HIGHEST DEBUT

34. Andy Grammer – Give Love (39)
29. Lorde – Perfect Places (34)
24. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – So Close (28)
12. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (17)
11. Tom Walker – Just You And I (18) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

10. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Train – Drink Up (09) | PEAK: #09
08. New Politics – One Of Us (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Paramore – Hard Times (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. John Mayer – In The Blood (1)
2. Hanson – I Was Born (4)
3. Barns Courtney – Golden Dandelions (9)
4. LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (7)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
6. Loote – High Without Your Love (10)
7. Billy Raffoul – Driver (8)
8. Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (6)
9. Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt – OK (-)
10. All Time Low – Good Times (-)

In The Mix:
BANNERS – Someone To You
Dagny – Wearing Nothing
George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (new)
Jennifer Hudson – Remember Me
Jorge Blanco – Summer Soul (new)
Lauv – I Like Me Better
Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
Rachel Crow – Dime
The Killers – The Man (new)
Welshly Arms – Legendary

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes on his first #1 on my chart, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. It climbs 2-1 in its ninth week in the countdown. Mendes went as high as #2 last year with “Treat You Better”. Another treasure from Canada, Carly Rae Jepsen, lands this week’s Highest Debut with “Cut To The Feeling”. The cut from Leap! hops in at #36. It’s Jepsen’s seventh time on my chart since 2012. Additionally, Irish duo Picture This lands in the picture at #39 with their first top 40 hit, “Never Change”.
  • Right now, as this post goes public, I’m likely dancing the night away at a family wedding. Needless to say, full commentary is going to be back next weekend.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 26, 2016

Keep tabs on Babs.

Keep tabs on Babs.

The old and the new converge on this last New Music Friday of August, and there’s plenty of time to sample all of that late summer rush of music. The question is, who will you listen to first? Here are the notable albums and singles released this week:

  • BARBRA STREISAND — Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (iTunes)
    • Several of the titles in this week’s report could end up at #1 on the Billboard 200 next week, with this new set of duets from the legendary Streisand and friends looking like it might follow 2014’s Partners to the top of the chart. She’ll be on The Tonight Show later this evening to promote the album with a performance featuring actor Alec Baldwin.
  • FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE — Dig Your Roots (iTunes)
    • The popular male duo has a crossover hit in “H.O.L.Y.”, a recent #1 on the Country radio chart that currently sits just under the top 20 at Hot AC radio, with “May We All” now racing up the top 40 at their core format. The set will likely have a solid first week, but will probably be under what 2014’s Anything Goes did in its debut frame.
  • BRITNEY SPEARS — Glory (iTunes)
    • After 2013’s Britney Jean and a series of radio singles failed to make a lasting impact on the charts, the superstar has a chance to reclaim her former chart glory with her ninth studio album. It’s led by “Make Me…”, a recent top 20 song on the CHR/Top 40 radio chart.
  • INGRID MICHAELSON — It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense (iTunes)
    • As “Hell No” remains in the top 20 on Hot AC radio, Michaelson is out with her seventh studio album. She’s hit a high of #5 on the Billboard 200 with her previous two releases. Can she make it three in a row?
  • CARLY RAE JEPSEN — E•MO•TION: Side B (iTunes)
    • Are we worthy of another pop music treasure? This set commemorates the first anniversary of E•MO•TION, released worldwide on August 21 of last year. It’s sure to be another fun listen.
  • More albums out this week: Banks & Steelz‘s Anything But Words (iTunes), Butch Walker‘s Stay Gold (iTunes), Cassius‘s Ibifornia (iTunes), Celine Dion‘s Encore Un Soir (iTunes), CNCO‘s Primera Cita (iTunes), DREAMERS‘s This Album Does Not Exist (iTunes), Futuristic‘s As Seen On The Internet (iTunes), Glass Animals‘s How To Be A Human Being (iTunes), Tesla‘s Mechanical Resonance (Live) (iTunes), Unspoken‘s Follow Through (iTunes), Young Thug‘s No, My Name Is JEFFREY (iTunes), XOXO (TV Soundtrack) (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Prophets Of Rage‘s The Party’s Over (iTunes)

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

  • “Atlantis”, Bridgit Mendler featuring Kaiydo (iTunes)
  • “Crazy”, James TW (iTunes)
  • “Homeland”, Chord Overstreet (iTunes)
  • “Hurt Like Hell”, The Heydaze (iTunes)
  • “La La”, Laura Marano (iTunes)
  • “Lose Control”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
  • “Nobody Better”, Jakubi (iTunes)
  • “Perfect Story”, Idina Menzel (iTunes)
  • “Quicksand”, Tom Chaplin (iTunes)
  • “Rhythm & Blues”, The Head And The Heart (iTunes)
  • “Something Wrong”, Timeflies (iTunes)
  • “Tag Team”, Lawrence Taylor (iTunes)
  • “Traumatized”, Grouplove (iTunes)
  • “Wish That You Were Here”, Florence + The Machine (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from A Day To Remember, Dagny, James Vincent McMorrow and more.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 20, 2012

"Come Back" to 2012 for a moment.

“Come Back” to 2012 for a moment.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 20, 2012…

39. LAWSON, “When She Was Mine”
38. MARINA & THE DIAMONDS, “Primadonna”
35. FUN., “Some Nights”

Biggest Mover(s):
ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Guardian” (40-31, nine spots)

10. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (down 4)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. ADELE, “Rumour Has It” (steady, second week)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. TRAIN, “Drive By” (down 3)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. KARMIN, “Brokenhearted” (up 1)
Album: Hello (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Cupid” (up 1)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, International Solutions/Avex/Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Call Me Maybe” (up 5)
Album: Kiss (2012, Schoolboy/604/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (steady, second week)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (steady, second week)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (steady, second week)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. KEANE, “Silenced By The Night” (steady, second week)
Album: Strangeland (2012, Cherrytree/Interscope 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 100 OF 2015: #20-11

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 next ten songs on this year’s Top 100, two cuts from one of my favorite albums of the year, the U.K. hit that should’ve gone to radio this summer and didn’t, the case of two “Heartbeat” hits and their battle for airtime, plus, a whole lot more. So, shall we? Let’s get back into the Top 100 of 2015 at #20…

John Newman
020. JOHN NEWMAN – “Come And Get It”
Label: Republic
Album: Revolve
Peak: #2 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Shortly after Newman’s leadoff single debuted and peaked at #5 in his native U.K., an adds date at CHR/Top 40 radio was posted for the song at the end of August. I was pretty excited, as were a few other people. Then, his U.S. label, Republic Records, decided to pull it, and an impact week was never rescheduled. No additional singles from the album have entered so far.

Life Of Dillon
019. LIFE OF DILLON – “Overload”
Label: Disruptor/Epic
Album: Prologue (EP)
Peak: #2

Top 40 Trivia: Though their act mentions a Dillon, no members of this trio are actually named that. David, Joe and Robert find themselves telling the story of their band name’s origin quite a bit, recalling the memory of meeting a carefree surfer in Brazil. An unexpected encounter with the man, named Dillon, and the travel stories he shared to the three guys led to the name of their trio.

One Direction
018. ONE DIRECTION – “Drag Me Down”
Label: Syco/Columbia
Album: Made In The A.M.
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: 2015 marked the year that this boy band’s #1 streak on the Billboard 200 album chart came to an end, thanks to a boy by the name of Bieber. Justin Bieber‘s Purpose gave the young singer a major career boost and a strong #1 set, leaving an upset fan base to take in the disappointment of a, still very solid, #2 entry for the four. It’s their last studio album before a hiatus.

Carly Rae Jepsen
017. CARLY RAE JEPSEN – “I Really Like You”
Label: Interscope
Album: E•MO•TION
Peak: #1 for one week

Top 40 Trivia: You couldn’t miss actor Tom Hanks in the music video for Jepsen’s former #1 on my chart, but did you know the 59-year-old star was in another video earlier this year? It was a short cameo filmed for his wife Rita Wilson’s “Girls Night In” clip, which was released as a stand-alone single in March. Could the Big and Forrest Gump actor participate in more videos next year?

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
016. MARK RONSON featuring BRUNO MARS – “Uptown Funk!”
Label: RCA
Album: Uptown Special
Peak: #3 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: The number of writers in this single’s credits grew quite a bit during its time in the national spotlight. I guess it’s not the biggest surprise given its nostalgic sound. The total currently stands at 11, five of which belong to The Gap Band for the sampling of “Oops! Upside Your Head”, a 1980 R&B hit. Mars and Ronson are credited as both writers and producers on “Funk”.

Mat Kearney
015. MAT KEARNEY – “Heartbeat”
Label: Republic
Album: Just Kids
Peak: #2 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: In January of this year, American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson released a single titled “Heartbeat Song”, and as her leadoff singles do, it quickly soared into the top ten at Hot AC radio. Well, Hot AC is the format that Kearney does the best at, and his single was pulled several weeks later. It was a crushing blow for sure, but it did end up higher on my Top 100 for the year!

Carly Rae Jepsen
014. CARLY RAE JEPSEN – “Run Away With Me”
Label: Interscope
Album: E•MO•TION
Peak: #2 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: In perhaps one of the weirder chart runs this year, this single managed a week at #50 in August on the pop radio survey, then began to crash downward. Several weeks later, the song began to rise again thanks to a very late block add by the two dozen or so stations that are owned by Cumulus Media. Sadly, it didn’t do much in its second run, but Jepsen’s track is still lovely.

A Great Big World
013. A GREAT BIG WORLD – “Hold Each Other”
Label: Black Magnetic/Epic
Album: When The Morning Comes
Peak: #1 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: When “Hold” hit the top spot in September, this New York duo, made up of Ian Axel and Chad King, became the latest twosome to have two #1 hits on my survey. Those duos include the brother-sister act named Boomkat (“The Wreckoning” and “What U Do 2 Me”) and England’s Graffiti6 (“Free” and “Stare Into The Sun”.) Will the two guys find an “Oasis” at #1 next?

Taylor Swift
012. TAYLOR SWIFT – “Style”
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Album: 1989
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This is the last of Swift’s four songs to make my Top 100 of the year, which makes her the top solo female on my chart for 2015. The most stylish hit on my chart until her chart-topper reached the summit was “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)” by Blu Cantrell, which peaked at #2 during the summer of 2001. Unfortunately, Swift never welcomed her on stage for a surprise duet.

011. CAUSES – “Teach Me How To Dance With You”
Label: RCA (U.K.)
Album: Under Bridges That You Built For Me
Peak: #2 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This song was recently reissued at both retail and streaming platforms here ahead of the release of the quartet’s debut album. In its original chart run in The Netherlands, the song peaked at #21, but was certified Platinum and recently jumped past five million streams on Spotify. As the act looks forward to 2016, we’ll see how Causes and their effect play out on the charts.

Tomorrow, it’s into the top ten, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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TOP TEN: A Very Merry Musical Month

Pass the eggnog.

Pass the eggnog.

In addition to this month’s regular Radio Report, I’ve compiled a special top ten listing of the top seasonal songs for this year. You may have noticed a few of them ranking just below my weekly top 40 in the past couple of weeks, but there are certainly more new releases than that both on the radio and at retail right now. It’s a fun mix of original pop and soul singles, and a few remakes of the standards. Let’s just hope you aren’t sick of hearing them yet; it’s only December 1, but some radio stations have been pumping up the endless “Jingle Bells” and “O Holy Night” covers for about six weeks now. Yikes.

Anyways, hope you enjoy the list, and visit the link below for our four-hour mix of merry and modern holiday cuts on Spotify.

10. JAMES TAYLOR, “SnowTime”
Album: Before This World
Label: Concord Music
Radio: T30 (Adult Contemporary)

09. STRAIGHT NO CHASER, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree/Winter Wonderland”
Album: (single only)
Label: Atlantic
Radio: –

08. A SILENT FILM, “Christmas At Our House”
Album: Indie For The Holidays
Label: Amazon/Sony Music
Radio: –

07. JIM BRICKMAN featuring CHARLIE ALAN, “Hitch A Ride With Santa”
Album: Comfort & Joy: The Sweet Sounds Of Christmas
Label: self-released
Radio: T40 (Adult Contemporary)

06. MARC BROUSSARD, “Almost Christmas”
Album: Magnolias & Mistletoe
Label: G-Man Inc.
Radio: –

05. SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS, “8 Days Of Hanukkah”
Album: It’s A Holiday Soul Party
Label: Daptone
Radio: –

04. MICHAEL BUBLE, “The More You Give (The More You’ll Have)”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner Bros.
Radio: T50 (Adult Contemporary)

03. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Last Christmas”
Album: (single only)
Label: Interscope
Radio: –

Album: Welcome To Our Christmas Party
Label: Portrait/Sony Masterworks
Radio: T40 (Adult Contemporary)

01. TRAIN, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
Album: Christmas In Tahoe
Label: Sunken Forest/Crush Music
Radio: T10 (Adult Contemporary)

Other great songs out this year:
LEANN RIMES with GAVIN DEGRAW/“Celebrate Me Home” (Prodigy Ent.)
MICKEY GUYTON/“Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” (Capitol Nashville)
SEAL/“This Christmas” (Warner Bros.)
TRAIN/“Merry Christmas Everybody” (Sunken Forest/Crush Music)
TUXEDO/“Holiday Love” (Amazon/Sony Music)

(Check out these songs and more on our Current Christmas playlist on Spotify!)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 29, 2015

"Hello" from the top spot.

“Hello” from the top spot.

40. Lukas Graham – 7 Years
39. Marianas Trench – One Love
38. Duran Duran – What Are The Chances?
37. St. Lucia – Dancing On Glass
35. Justin Timberlake – Drink You Away | HIGHEST DEBUT

32. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man (39)
31. Carly Rae Jepsen – Your Type (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Secret Weapons – Something New (32)
25. The Score – Oh My Love (31)

10. Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine (10) | PEAK: #10
09. One Direction – Drag Me Down (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. One Direction – Perfect (11) | PEAK: #08
07. The 1975 – Love Me (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (04) | PEAK: #02
05. BANNERS – Shine A Light (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Hello (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Train – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (6)
2. The Front Bottoms – HELP (1)
3. Matt Woods – Blue Skies (3)
4. Band Of Merrymakers featuring Natasha Bedingfield – Wishlist (7)
5. Train – Merry Christmas Everybody (10)
6. Adele – When We Were Young (-)
7. Cam – Burning House (-)
8. AudioDamn! – Radar (-)
9. Marc Broussard – Almost Christmas (-)
10. FLETCHER – Live Young Die Free (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew Ripp – Hole In My Heart
Ben Haenow featuring Kelly Clarkson – Second Hand Heart
BØRNS – 10,000 Emerald Pools
Carly Rae Jepsen – Last Christmas
Causes – To The River
Elton John – Looking Up
Grace Mitchell – Nolo (new)
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Matt Nathanson – Adrenaline
Nathan Sykes – Over And Over Again
Olly Murs – Kiss Me
Phoebe Ryan – Mine
Royal Wood – Long Way Out
Ruen Brothers – Aces
SafetySuit – Looking Up
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – I Know What You Did Last Summer
Tor Miller – Carter & Cash
Transviolet – New Bohemia
X Ambassadors – Unsteady
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • The Highest Debut on this week’s chart comes from Justin Timberlake, debuting at #35 with “Drink You Away”. After a recent performance on the CMA Awards, the two-year-old album cut has found a second life and was recently serviced as a radio single (with a new edit) to several formats. Though no other promotion is expected for the tune, it will be interesting to see how it does in the end.
  • Singer Jean-Philip Grobler makes his debut on my chart as St. Lucia, new at #37 with “Dancing On Glass”. It’s currently a top gaining song on the Alternative radio format and has already accumulated two million plays (and counting) on Spotify. Grobler and his band begin a tour in New York City in late January before moving across the country.
  • Though they’re falling down my chart with a former #1 titled “Pressure Off”, Duran Duran is turning the pressure up, as they enter at #38 with a new release from Paper Gods. It’s “What Are The Chances?” and it’s listed on the release schedule in the U.K. for next week, though details beyond that aren’t available.
  • Rounding out this week’s five new entries are “One Love” by Canadian group Marianas Trench at #39, which is also just under the top 40 at Hot AC radio, and “7 Years” by Danish quartet Lukas Graham at #40, a viral hit that’s been aided by major playlists on Spotify. Both acts are newcomers to the chart.
  • That’s going to do it for the 2015 Chart Year! Come back next week for the first survey of December and the 2016 Year. An update on the Top 100 of 2015 will also be coming.

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