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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 4, 2007

Don’t be Blue, it’s 2007.

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 12 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 4, 2007…

Debuts:
40. LILY ALLEN, “Smile”

37. MODEST MOUSE, “Dashboard”

Biggest Mover(s):
ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (38-32)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS with PET SHOP BOYS, “She’s Madonna” (37-31)
JUST JACK, “Starz In Their Eyes” (34-28)
KATHARINE MCPHEE, “Over It” (31-25, six spots)

10. MIKA, “Grace Kelly” (steady, second week)
Album: Life In Cartoon Motion (2007, Casablanca Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (steady, second week)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

08. JOHN MAYER, “Belief” (steady, second week)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Hurt” (down 2)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

06. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean” (up 1)
Album: Foiled (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #3

05. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life” (down 1)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (down 1)
Album: All The Stars And Boulevards (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (down 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

02. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose” (up 4)
Album: Nothing Left To Lose (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “World” (steady, second week)
Album: Two Lights (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2018: Part One, 100-61

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. 2018 may have been a doozy on the political front, but in the musical world, plenty of great singles and performers made their mark on my listening habits this year. “Love” was a constant presence in the top 40 for much of the last twelve months, from “Love So Soft” to “Love Someone” to “Say Love” and many others. We also found a “New” perspective from big titles like “New Light” and “New Rules”. “High Hopes”, “High Horse” and “Hell Or High Water” kept us in the heights of a diverse year for sounds, while “You”, “Me” and everybody in-between got their equal share of pop pronouns. Phew… that was a lot, and there’s much more to come! Who will spread the word and have my #1 song at the end of the countdown?

Well, grab your headphones and let’s get to counting. Check out the first 40 songs on my Top 100 of 2018…

The 2018 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 3, 2017 to the chart dated November 25, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 171 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 176 that did so in 2017.

100. BÜLOW, “Two Punks In Love”
Album: (single only)
Label: Wax/Republic
Peak: #19

99. ALEC BENJAMIN, “Let Me Down Slowly”
Album: Narrated For You
Label: Artist Partner Group/Atlantic
Peak: #14+

98. P!NK, “What About Us”
Album: Beautiful Trauma
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for three weeks (2017 Chart Year)

97. OCEAN PARK STANDOFF, “If You Were Mine”
Album: (single only)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #20

96. SNOW PATROL, “Empress”
Album: Wildness
Label: Republic
Peak: #20

95. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN & FUTURE, “End Game”
Album: Reputation
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Peak: #20

94. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Filthy”
Album: Man Of The Woods
Label: RCA
Peak: #15

93. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do”
Album: Red Pill Blues
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #6 (2017 Chart Year)

92. THE DRIVER ERA, “Preacher Man”
Album: (single only)
Label: TOO/Artist Cooperative
Peak: #19

91. THE HEAD AND THE HEART, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #12

90. SERENA RYDER, “Ice Age”
Album: Electric Love (EP)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #19

89. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow”
Album: A Star Is Born (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #5+

88. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring DEMI LOVATO, “Fall In Line”
Album: Liberation
Label: RCA
Peak: #16

87. SHERYL CROW featuring ANNIE CLARK, “Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You”
Album: (single only)
Label: Independent
Peak: #18

86. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin”
Album: Sweetener
Label: Republic
Peak: #18

85. REX ORANGE COUNTY featuring BENNY SINGS, “Loving Is Easy”
Album: (single only)
Label: AWAL
Peak: #17

84. ZEDD & ELLEY DUHÉ, “Happy Now”
Album: (single only)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #16

83. LIAM PAYNE & J BALVIN, “Familiar”
Album: (single only)
Label: Republic
Peak: #18

82. BISHOP BRIGGS, “Dream”
Album: Church Of Scars
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #15

81. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect”
Album: ÷
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 (2017 Chart Year)

80. SIGRID, “Sucker Punch”
Album: Sucker Punch
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8+

79. BRYNN ELLIOTT, “Might Not Like Me”
Album: Time Of Our Lives (EP)
Label: Big Yellow Dog/Atlantic
Peak: #17

78. ANDY GRAMMER, “Smoke Clears”
Album: The Good Parts
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #15

77. LUKAS GRAHAM, “Love Someone”
Album: 3 (The Purple Album)
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #14

76. WHY DON’T WE, “Trust Fund Baby”
Album: (single only)
Label: Signature Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #14

75. LENNY KRAVITZ, “Low”
Album: Raise Vibration
Label: Roxie/BMG
Peak: #15

74. MAT KEARNEY & RAC, “Memorized”
Album: Mat Kearney
Label: Tomorrow/Caroline
Peak: #12

73. LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA, “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)”
Album: Fifty Shades Freed (Soundtrack)
Label: Universal Studios-Republic
Peak: #11

72. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Head Above Water”
Album: Head Above Water
Label: BMG
Peak: #2+

71. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor”
Album: (single only)
Label: Republic
Peak: #8

70. SNOW PATROL, “Don’t Give In”
Album: Wildness
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

69. PARAMORE, “Rose-Colored Boy”
Album: After Laughter
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Peak: #13

68. JAMES ARTHUR, “Naked”
Album: (single only)
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #12

67. BLUE OCTOBER, “I Hope You’re Happy”
Album: I Hope You’re Happy
Label: Up/Down-Brando/RED
Peak: #10

66. ANNE-MARIE, “2002”
Album: Speak Your Mind
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #14

65. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft”
Album: Meaning Of Life
Label: Atlantic/RRP
Peak: #2 (2017 Chart Year)

64. KT TUNSTALL, “The River”
Album: WAX
Label: Rostrum/INgrooves
Peak: #10

63. JESSE MCCARTNEY, “Better With You”
Album: (single only)
Label: Blue Suit/AWAL
Peak: #14

62. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity”
Album: Dua Lipa (Complete Edition)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #10

61. U2, “Get Out Of Your Own Way”
Album: Songs Of Experience
Label: Interscope
Peak: #13

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2018 tomorrow…

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 19, 2006

“Life” in 2006.

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 12 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 19, 2006…

Debuts:
40. ROCCO DELUCA & THE BURDEN, “Colorful”
28. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean”
24. MATT DUSK, “Back In Town”

Biggest Mover(s):
JOHN MAYER, “Belief” (up 40-32)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS, “Lovelight” (up 27-19, eight spots)

10. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose” (steady, third week)
Album: Nothing Left To Lose (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

09. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Hurt” (up 1)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

08. SNOW PATROL, “Chasing Cars” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Eyes Open (2006, A&M Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. EVANESCENCE, “Call Me When You’re Sober” (down 2)
Album: The Open Door (2006, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #4

06. AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (steady, fourth week)
Album: All The Stars And Boulevards (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Streetcorner Symphony” (up 2)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. JOHN MAYER, “Waiting On The World To Change” (down 1)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. NICKELBACK, “Far Away” (down 2)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (steady, third week)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

01. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life” (up 3)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 12, 2004

Adam’s chart houses the jams.

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 September 12, 2004:

Debuts:
39. HALL & OATES, “I’ll Be Around”
35. PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away”
28. KEANE, “Somewhere Only We Know”

Biggest Mover(s):
THREE DAYS GRACE, “Just Like You” (25-17)
GREEN DAY, “American Idiot” (24-16, eight spots)

10. SKYE SWEETNAM, “Tangled Up In Me” (up 1)
Album: Noise From The Basement (2004, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. MODEST MOUSE, “Float On” (up 1)
Album: Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #9

08. NITTY, “Nasty Girl” (up 4)
Album: Player’s Paradise (2005, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6

07. KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (steady, third week)
Album: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records) and Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

06. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses” (steady, third week)
Album: Harmonium (2004, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2

05. DARREN HAYES, “Pop!ular” (steady, second week)
Album: The Tension and the Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (down 2)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move” (up 1)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring MISSY ELLIOTT, “Car Wash” (up 1)
Album: Shark Tale (Soundtrack) (2004, DreamWorks/Geffen/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (steady, fifth week)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 27, 2006

Ain’t no other stan (like me.)

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 a dozen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 27, 2006…

Debuts:
40. JOSH HOGE, “360”
39. JOANNA, “Let It Slide”
32. ROB THOMAS, “Streetcorner Symphony”

Biggest Mover(s):
JET, “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” (32-24, eight spots)

10. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Ain’t No Other Man” (down 4)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

09. DANIEL POWTER, “Free Loop (One Night Stand)” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks (2005)

08. UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF GIANTS, “Mama’s Room” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Under The Influence Of Giants (2006, Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #8 for five weeks

07. NICKELBACK, “Far Away” (up 3)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records/Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (down 2)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

05. JOJO, “Too Little Too Late” (up 6)
Album: The High Road (2006, BlackGround Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

04. JOHN MAYER, “Waiting On The World To Change” (up 1)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. TEDDY GIEGER, “These Walls” (steady, second week)
Album: Underage Thinking (2006, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. SNOW PATROL, “Chasing Cars” (steady, second week)
Album: Eyes Open (2006, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Jimmy Gets High” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six 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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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 18-19, 2018)

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 this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are seven fresh singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ALESSIA CARA – “Growing Pains” (Def Jam)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: With hourly airplay on its first day at iHeartMedia stations, “Pains” supplies Cara with her seventh top 40 tune.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring DEMI LOVATO – “Fall In Line” (RCA)
Album: Liberation (2018)
Past T40 History: With the help of Lovato, former teen star Aguilera is searching for her first top 40 single in just over four years.

CLEAN BANDIT featuring DEMI LOVATO – “Solo” (Big Beat/RRP)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: The second of two Lovato features headed for adds this Tuesday has already gone to #2 in the United Kingdom.

NICKI MINAJ featuring ARIANA GRANDE – “Bed” (YMCMB/Republic)
Album: Queen (2018)
Past T40 History: Primarily a featured artist as of late, Minaj’s last top 40 song as a lead act was 2015’s “The Night Is Still Young”.

SABRINA CARPENTER – “Almost Love” (Hollywood)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Carpenter scored a pair of #26 songs in 2017 with “Thumbs” and “Why”. Will she get some proper “Love” now?

TIËSTO & DZEKO featuring PREME & POST MALONE – “Jackie Chan” (Casablanca/Republic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Dzeko and Preme are newcomers to the pop format; Tiësto has two previous top 40 entries and Malone has six.

YEARS & YEARS – “If You’re Over Me” (Interscope)
Album: Palo Santo (2018)
Past T40 History: Though they continue to hit across Europe, their highest-charting U.S. entry to date, “King”, got to #37 in 2015.

Next week: Take a hit of LSD (Labrinth, Sia and Diplo, that is) with their first pop single, “Audio”. Should anything else appear on the schedule, it’ll be on here as well.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 15, 2018

Another youthful chart-topper.

Take five seconds (or more time than that, we can hope) to check out all of this week’s noteworthy albums, from bubbling boy bands to bold rappers. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – Youngblood (iTunes)
After moving their album’s release date up a week, which seems like a rarity these days, these four Australian musicians are looking for their third #1 on the Billboard 200. The new set includes the radio singles “Want You Back” and the title track, which is currently at #1 in their home country. Will it beat streaming monsters from acts like Kanye West and Post Malone? We’ll see soon.

NAS – Nasir (iTunes)
Just in case you haven’t had enough West this summer, he also executive-produced this set, which marks the first studio album for Nas in six years. With five solo #1 titles to date, there’s a very real possibility that this could become his sixth, but again, the competitors are fierce. Stay tuned!

Notable albums out this week: Buddy Guy‘s The Blues Is Alive And Well (iTunes), Christina Aguilera‘s Liberation (iTunes), Chromeo‘s Head Over Heels (iTunes), Jacquees‘s 4275 (iTunes), Jay Rock‘s Redemption (iTunes), Mayday Parade‘s Sunnyland (iTunes), Mike Shinoda‘s Post Traumatic (iTunes), The Gaslight Anthem‘s The ’59 Sound Sessions (iTunes), Welles‘s Red Trees And White Trashes (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Betty Who‘s Betty, Pt. 1 (iTunes), DNCE‘s People To People (iTunes), Gladius‘s Revelation (iTunes), Grandson‘s A Modern Tragedy Vol. 1 (iTunes), King Princess‘s Make My Bed (iTunes), Loote‘s Single (iTunes), Paul Rey‘s Note To Self (iTunes), Ruel‘s Ready (iTunes), Vigiland‘s V (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Amore”, Pitbull featuring Leona Lewis (iTunes)
“Bed” / “Rich Sex”, Nicki Minaj featuring Ariana Grande / Lil Wayne (iTunes) (iTunes)
“Big Kids”, Lukr (iTunes)
“Big Little Life”, Mikey Wax (iTunes)
“Bonnie I Want You” / “Your Body”, Plain White T’s (iTunes)
“Born To Be Yours”, Kygo & Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
“Carried Away”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Check This Out”, Marshmello (iTunes)
“Cherry Papers”, Jay Sean (iTunes)
“Colors (Wideboys Remix)”, Jason Derulo (iTunes)
“Come Down”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Dance To This”, Troye Sivan featuring Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Dream”, Eighty Ninety (iTunes)
“Erase”, FRND (iTunes)
“Everything Is Fine”, All Time Low (iTunes)
“Focus (Demo)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Frozen Frames”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Girls (Martin Jensen Remix)”, Rita Ora featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX (iTunes)
“Ghost”, FRANKIE x Scott Hoying featuring One Night (iTunes)
“Gold Rush”, Death Cab For Cutie (iTunes)
“Growing Pains”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“I’m A Mess”, Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“If You Wanna Love Somebody”, Tom Odell (iTunes)
“Just My Type”, The Vamps (iTunes)
“Lately”, Noah Cyrus + Tanner Alexander (iTunes)
“Let Me Live”, Rudimental & Major Lazer featuring Anne-Marie & Mr. Eazi (iTunes)
“Low Key In Love”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Messy (R3HAB Remix), Kiiara (iTunes)
“Mine”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Oceans”, Martin Garrix featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“One Kiss (Valentino Khan Remix)”, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Run Away With Me”, Peter Thomas with Leland (iTunes)
“Savage”, Sam Tinnesz featuring 7kingZ (iTunes)
“Shed A Tear”, Kodaline (iTunes)
“Superlove”, Whethan featuring Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“The Middle”, Parachute (iTunes)
“Undo”, RL Grime featuring Jeremih & Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Unlonely”, Jason Mraz (iTunes)
“Vows”, Mullally (iTunes)
“Water”, Kim Cesarion (iTunes)
“When We Were Young”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Where’s My Love (Sam Feldt Remix)”, SYML (iTunes)
“Woop Woop”, Kid Ink (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Bebe Rexha, Dan + ShayPanic! At The Disco and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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