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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 9, 2022

Sonically pleasing in 2022.

DEBUTS
38. Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town
37. Ben Rector – Living My Best Life
33. Lauren Spencer-Smith – Fingers Crossed | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Alesso & Katy Perry – When I’m Gone (35) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (09) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
08. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (06) | PEAK: #04
07. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (07) | PEAK: #02
06. GAYLE – Abcdefu (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Sting – Rushing Water (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Adele – Easy On Me (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Oh My God (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Walters – I Love You So (1)
2. Kacey Musgraves – Camera Roll (-)
3. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (2)
4. Aiyana-Lee – Rich Kids (5)
5. Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay (3)
6. Austin George – Hands On You (4)
7. Jaymes Young – Infinity (-)
8. Turnstile – Mystery (10)
9. FLETCHER & Hayley Kiyoko – Cherry (7)
10. Walk The Moon – Win Anyway (6)

In The Mix:
Andy Grammer – Love Myself
Bleachers – How Dare You Want More (new)
Brandi Carlile – Broken Horses (new)
David Kushner – Miserable Man (new)

Chart Notes:

  • As we open the window to the latest edition of my personal chart, Silk Sonic earns a second week at the top spot with “Smokin’ Out The Window”. It’s the third hit in a row from An Evening With Silk Sonic and the duo’s second #1 song thus far. Alesso and Katy Perry are up nine notches from 35-26 with “When I’m Gone”, the Biggest Mover on the chart. There are three new entries this week: the highest of them comes from Lauren Spencer-Smith, a newcomer and American Idol alum who bows at #33 with “Fingers Crossed”. Her release had a very successful teaser run on TikTok that began in late November, coupled with an impressive launch for the full song several days ago. Entering at #37, Ben Rector is back on the chart with “Living My Best Life”, the radio single from his upcoming album The Joy Of Music. The set features interesting collaborations with Dave Koz, Kenny G, Snoop Dogg and others. Finally, Maren Morris checks in at #38 with “Circles Around This Town”. It impacts at the Country radio format on Monday.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 2, 2022

2022 is smokin’ so far.

DEBUTS
40. Big Time Rush – Call It Like I See It
39. Sadie Jean – WYD Now?
35. Alesso & Katy Perry – When I’m Gone | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Emmy Meli – I Am Woman (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
08. GAYLE – Abcdefu (13) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (08) | PEAK: #06
09. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (09) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
08. GAYLE – Abcdefu (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (03) | PEAK: #02
06. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (06) | PEAK: #04
05. Sting – Rushing Water (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Adele – Oh My God (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Easy On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Walters – I Love You So (3)
2. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (2)
3. Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay (4)
4. Austin George – Hands On You (6)
5. Aiyana-Lee – Rich Kids (9)
6. Walk The Moon – Win Anyway (10)
7. FLETCHER & Hayley Kiyoko – Cherry (-)
8. JP Saxe – Soft Landing (7)
9. Andy Grammer – Love Myself (-)
10. Turnstile – Mystery (-)

In The Mix:
(no entries)

Chart Notes:

  • After stalling at #2 in October with “Skate”, the duo Silk Sonic bounces from 2-1 with “Smokin’ Out The Window”, the second #1 single from An Evening With Silk Sonic on my personal chart. The first, “Leave The Door Open”, led my list for three weeks last May. Speaking of threes, that also happens to be the number of debuts this week: new at #35, Alesso and Katy Perry dance in with “When I’m Gone”, the top entry on the chart. With her recent viral hit from TikTok, Sadie Jean starts at #39 with “WYD Now?”, her first top 40 song. The reunited Big Time Rush is also new this week with their first charting tune since the fall of 2012: “Call It Like I See It” is in at #40.

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Adam’s Top 100 of 2021: The Complete List

2021: it was the rollercoaster ride that we didn’t need after the year that was 2020. There were plenty of strange events that occurred in the last twelve months, but here’s one that I think we can celebrate for the time being. Yes, my Top 100 of 2021 is now available below.

When it came to the music on my personal chart, 2021 was a particularly good year for good song titles: six of them rank in the top 100, including “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me”, “Good 4 U” and “We’re Good”. We also felt the force of three powerful pop releases: “Higher Power”, “Solar Power” and “Your Power”. Of course, there was a lot of love on the charts as well, including singles like “Can You Handle My Love??”, “Love Again”, “Talk About Love” and more. From “Cloudy Day” to “Remember That Night?” and “Drivers License” to “Last Train Home”, there was much to discover and enjoy on my record player, the radio, streaming platforms and, of course, TikTok.

So, after crunching all the numbers up, here are the top 100 songs based on my weekly personal chart:

The 2021 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 6, 2020 to the chart dated November 28, 2021. Peaks noted for each entry reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, an entry with the highest 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. 162 entries had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a small decrease from the 166 that did so in 2020. A total of 14 titles reached the #1 spot for at least one week this year, up one from the 13 that achieved the feat in 2020.

01. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Drivers License” (884 points)
Album: Sour
Label: Geffen/Interscope
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

02. COLDPLAY, “Higher Power” (816 points)
Album: Music Of The Spheres
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. DUA LIPA, “Love Again” (797 points)
Album: Future Nostalgia
Label: Warner
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERT, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” (783 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for five weeks

05. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Good 4 U” (756 points)
Album: Sour
Label: Geffen/Interscope
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. ED SHEERAN, “Bad Habits” (738 points)
Album: =
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 for four weeks

07. SILK SONIC, “Leave The Door Open” (728 points)
Album: An Evening With Silk Sonic
Label: Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. PASSENGER, “Sword From The Stone” (723 points)
Album: Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted
Label: Nettwerk
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. TONES AND I, “Fly Away” (715 points)
Album: Welcome To The Madhouse
Label: Bad Batch/Elektra/EMG
Peak: #1 for two weeks

10. AVA MAX, “My Head & My Heart” (708 points)
Album: Heaven & Hell
Label: Artist Partner/Atlantic
Peak: #2 for six weeks

11. MILEY CYRUS featuring DUA LIPA, “Prisoner” (693 points)
Album: Plastic Hearts and Album: Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition)
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for four weeks

12. DUA LIPA, “We’re Good” (684 points)
Album: Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition)
Label: Warner
Peak: #2 for two weeks

13. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Willow” (678 points)
Album: Evermore
Label: Republic
Peak: #3 for two weeks

14. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Follow You” (637 points)
Album: Mercury – Act 1
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #3 for two weeks

15. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Déjà Vu” (631 points)
Album: Sour
Label: Geffen/Interscope
Peak: #4 for two weeks

16. JOHN MAYER, “Last Train Home” (629 points)
Album: Sob Rock
Label: Columbia
Peak: #3 for two weeks

17. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (599 points)
Album: The Lockdown Sessions
Label: Mercury/Interscope
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

18. DURAN DURAN, “Invisible” (597 points)
Album: Future Past
Label: Tape Modern/BMG
Peak: #3

19. MIMI WEBB, “Good Without” (594 points)
EP: Seven Shades Of Heartbreak
Label: Epic
Peak: #3 for three weeks

20. ED SHEERAN, “Afterglow” (577 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 for two weeks

21. HARRY STYLES, “Golden” (559 points) (2020 YE: #66)
Album: Fine Line
Label: Erskine/Columbia
Peak: #1 for four weeks

22. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Wrecked” (542 points)
Album: Mercury – Act 1
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #4 for four weeks

23. BLEACHERS, “Stop Making This Hurt” (538 points)
Album: Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night
Label: RCA
Peak: #6 for two weeks

24. SILK SONIC, “Skate” (532 points)
Album: An Evening With Silk Sonic
Label: Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #2 for three weeks

25. BEN RECTOR featuring STEVE WINWOOD, “Range Rover” (512 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: OK Kid
Peak: #5

26. TONES AND I, “Cloudy Day” (508 points)
Album: Welcome To The Madhouse
Label: Bad Batch/Elektra/EMG
Peak: #5

27. LANY, “If This Is The Last Time” (501 points)
Album: Mama’s Boy
Label: Polydor/Interscope
Peak: #3 for four weeks

28. MAROON 5, “Beautiful Mistakes” (496 points)
Album: Jordi
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #6 for two weeks

29. THE KNOCKS featuring FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “All About You” (492 points)
EP: Melody & Silence
Label: Big Beat/EMG
Peak: #6 for two weeks

30. CHRIS CORNELL, “Watching The Wheels” (488 points)
Album: No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1
Label: UMe
Peak: #7 for three weeks

31. SARA KAYS, “Remember That Night?” (486 points)
EP: Struck By Lightning
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #4 for two weeks

32. WALK THE MOON, “Can You Handle My Love??” (478 points)
Album: Heights
Label: RCA
Peak: #6

33. DUA LIPA, “Levitating” (474 points) (2020 YE: #58)
Album: Future Nostalgia
Label: Warner
Peak: #1 for five weeks (2020/2021)

34. MILKY CHANCE, “Colorado” (470 points)
Album: Trip Tape
Label: Muggelig/Further.
Peak: #5

35. JESSIA, “I’m Not Pretty” (456 points)
EP: How Are You?
Label: Artist Driven/Republic
Peak: #5 for three weeks

36. HARRY STYLES, “Treat People With Kindness” (453 points)
Album: Fine Line
Label: Erskine/Columbia
Peak: #7

37. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Traitor” (451 points)
Album: Sour
Label: Geffen/Interscope
Peak: #7

38. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Justified” (443 points)
Album: Star-Crossed
Label: MCA Nashville/Interscope
Peak: #3 for five weeks

39. SAM FISCHER & DEMI LOVATO, “What Other People Say” (443 points)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over
Label: RCA – Island/Republic
Peak: #7 for three weeks

40. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring HAIM, “No Body, No Crime” (434 points)
Album: Evermore
Label: Republic
Peak: #8

41. BEN PLATT, “Imagine” (427 points)
Album: Reverie
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #7

42. DUNCAN LAURENCE, “Arcade” (427 points)
Album: Small Town Boy
Label: Spark/Capitol
Peak: #8 for three weeks

43. JP SAXE, “A Little Bit Yours” (417 points) (2020 YE: #87)
Album: Dangerous Levels Of Introspection
Label: Arista
Peak: #2 for three weeks

44. ANNE-MARIE & NIALL HORAN, “Our Song” (414 points)
Album: Therapy
Label: Major Toms/Warner
Peak: #9 for two weeks

45. JP SAXE & MAREN MORRIS, “Line By Line” (410 points)
Album: Dangerous Levels Of Introspection
Label: Arista
Peak: #10 for two weeks

46. DURAN DURAN, “Anniversary” (404 points)
Album: Future Past
Label: Tape Modern/BMG
Peak: #1 for two weeks

47. ANSON SEABRA, “Walked Through Hell” (403 points)
Album: Feeling For My Life
Label: Virgin
Peak: #6

48. GWEN STEFANI, “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” (381 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #9 for three weeks

49. ED SHEERAN, “Shivers” (379 points)
Album: =
Label: Atlantic
Peak: TBD

50. RITT MOMNEY, “Put Your Records On” (361 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Disruptor/Columbia
Peak: #6 for five weeks

51. LORDE, “Solar Power” (360 points)
Album: Solar Power
Label: Republic
Peak: #10

52. THE SCRIPT, “I Want It All” (351 points)
Album: Tales From The Script: Greatest Hits
Label: Legacy/The Orchard
Peak: TBD

53. THE STRUMBELLAS, “Greatest Enemy” (345 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Underneath A Mountain/Glassnote/AWAL
Peak: #10 for three weeks

54. P!NK, “All I Know So Far” (344 points)
Album: All I Know So Far (Setlist)
Label: RCA
Peak: #10 for two weeks

55. VAULTBOY, “Everything Sucks” (341 points)
EP: Vaultboy
Label: Fast Friends/Venice
Peak: #10

56. FITZ, “Head Up High” (323 points)
Album: Head Up High
Label: Elektra/EMG
Peak: #9 for two weeks

57. MILEY CYRUS, “Midnight Sky” (311 points) (2020 YE: #22)
Album: Plastic Hearts
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for four weeks (2020)

58. BILLIE EILISH, “Your Power” (310 points)
Album: Happier Than Ever
Label: Darkroom/Interscope
Peak: #10

59. MAROON 5, “Lost” (303 points)
Album: Jordi
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #11

60. REGARD, TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE, “You” (285 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Ministry Of Sound/Epic
Peak: #12

61. JOHN MAYER, “Wild Blue” (282 points)
Album: Sob Rock
Label: Columbia
Peak: #8 for four weeks

62. PARIS JACKSON, “Let Down” (271 points)
Album: Wilted
Label: Dragonflower/Republic
Peak: #10

63. BASTILLE, “Distorted Light Beam” (266 points)
Album: Give Me The Future
Label: Republic
Peak: #14

64. COLDPLAY x BTS, “My Universe” (263 points)
Album: Music Of The Spheres
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: TBD

65. SANTANA, ROB THOMAS & AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Move” (263 points)
Album: Blessings And Miracles
Label: Starfaith/BMG
Peak: #14

66. ASHE & FINNEAS, “Till Forever Falls Apart” (256 points)
Album: Ashlyn
Label: Mom+Pop/Further.
Peak: #13

67. BLEACHERS featuring BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, “Chinatown” (256 points)
Album: Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night
Label: RCA
Peak: #15 for three weeks

68. THE BAND CAMINO, “1 Last Cigarette” (253 points)
Album: The Band CAMINO
Label: DBLBLK/Elektra/EMG
Peak: #13

69. ADELE, “Easy On Me” (250 points)
Album: 30
Label: Melted Stone/Columbia
Peak: TBD

70. TROYE SIVAN, “Angel Baby” (248 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #10 for two weeks

71. AVA MAX, “Kings & Queens” (242 points) (2020 YE: #9)
Album: Heaven & Hell
Label: Artist Partner/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for three weeks (2020)

72. BASTILLE, “Survivin'” (237 points) (2020 YE: #95)
EP: Goosebumps
Label: Republic
Peak: #8

73. SHAWN MENDES & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Monster” (228 points)
Album: Wonder
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #11 for three weeks

74. DAYGLOW, “Close To You” (225 points)
Album: Harmony House
Label: Very Nice/AWAL
Peak: #16 for two weeks

75. MUNA featuring PHOEBE BRIDGERS, “Silk Chiffon” (214 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans
Peak: TBD

76. MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, “Good Day For A Good Day” (212 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Boo Boo Wax/Thirty Tigers
Peak: #15 for two weeks

77. ASHE, “Save Myself” (211 points) (2020 YE: #35)
Album: Ashlyn
Label: Mom+Pop/Further.
Peak: #3 for two weeks (2020)

78. WHY DON’T WE, “Fallin'” (211 points) (2020 YE: #93)
Album: The Good Times And The Bad Ones
Label: Signature Entertainment/Atlantic
Peak: #8 for two weeks

79. ABBA, “Don’t Shut Me Down” (210 points)
Album: Voyage
Label: Polar/Capitol
Peak: #17 for three weeks

80. BIG RED MACHINE featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Renegade” (205 points)
Album: How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?
Label: Jagjaguwar/37d03d
Peak: #15

81. TROYE SIVAN, KACEY MUSGRAVES & MARK RONSON, “Easy” (204 points)
EP: In A Dream
Label: Capitol
Peak: #17

82. REMI WOLF, “Hello Hello Hello” (203 points)
EP: I’m Allergic To Dogs!
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #16

83. BRYNN ELLIOTT, “Tell Me I’m Pretty” (201 points)
EP: Can I Be Real?
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #18

84. BELLA POARCH, “Build A Bitch” (198 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Warner
Peak: #16

85. ANDY GRAMMER, “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me” (196 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #14

86. JAX, “Like My Father” (195 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #9 for three weeks

87. JOEL CORRY featuring MNEK, “Head & Heart” (194 points) (2020 YE: #48)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Big Beat/EMG
Peak: #4 (2020)

88. KATY PERRY, “Electric” (191 points)
Album: Pokémon 25
Label: Capitol
Peak: #17

89. SHAWN MENDES & TAINY, “Summer Of Love” (175 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #17

90. DAYA, “Bad Girl” (168 points)
EP: The Difference
Label: Sandlot/AWAL
Peak: #19

91. STING, “Rushing Water” (161 points)
Album: The Bridge
Label: A&M/Interscope
Peak: TBD

92. FOREST BLAKK, “If You Love Her” (159 points)
Album: (TBA)
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #20

93. ROYAL & THE SERPENT, “Overwhelmed” (157 points) (2020 YE: #57)
EP: Get A Grip and EP: Searching For Nirvana
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6 (2020)

94. DEMI LOVATO, “Dancing With The Devil” (150 points)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #19

95. CHARLI XCX, “Good Ones” (149 points)
Album: Crash
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: TBD

96. SHAWN MENDES, “Wonder” (144 points) (2020 YE: #74)
Album: Wonder
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8 for three weeks (2020)

97. ABBA, “I Still Have Faith In You” (142 points)
Album: Voyage
Label: Polar/Capitol
Peak: #21 for two weeks

98. ZARA LARSSON, “Talk About Love” (141 points)
Album: Poster Girl
Label: TEN/Epic
Peak: #20

99. KELSEA BALLERINI & LANY, “I Quit Drinking” (139 points)
Album: GG BB XX (Deluxe)
Label: Black River Entertainment/The Orchard – Polydor/Interscope
Peak: #22 for two weeks

100. BANNERS, “Someone To You” (134 points) (2020 YE: #31)
EP: Empires On Fire and Album: Where The Shadow Ends (Reissue)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #2 (2020)

Happy New Year from PGTC! See you in 2022.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 26, 2021

An easier Christmas chart.

DEBUTS
(none)

TOP GAINERS
28. Elton John & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. LANY – Ex I Never Had (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Duran Duran – Anniversary (10) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (07) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
08. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Sting – Rushing Water (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Adele – Oh My God (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (03) | PEAK: #02
02. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Easy On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sadie Jean – WYD Now? (9)
2. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (1)
3. The Walters – I Love You So (2)
4. Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay (3)
5. JESSIA – But I Don’t (4)
6. Austin George – Hands On You (7)
7. JP Saxe – Soft Landing (6)
8. Big Time Rush – Call It Like I See It (10)
9. Aiyana-Lee – Rich Kids (-)
10. Walk The Moon – Win Anyway (-)

In The Mix:
Andy Grammer – Love Myself (new)
FLETCHER & Hayley Kiyoko – Cherry (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Ho-ho-holding onto the top spot on my personal chart, Adele spends a sixth big week at the summit with “Easy On Me”. This will likely be the song’s last week at the top, as new singles by Benson Boone, Silk Sonic and… yes, Adele herself are all bulleted in the top five. There’s little action elsewhere on the chart, as no songs enter the top 40 and the top movers are up a mere five notches from last week.
  • Stay tuned for my Top 100 of 2021 this week, featuring international hits from Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Olivia Rodrigo and more!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 19, 2021

“On” top of the chart.

DEBUTS
40. Joshua Bassett – Crisis
39. Jennifer Lopez – On My Way
38. Jimmy Fallon featuring Ariana Grande & Megan Thee Stallion – It Was A… (Masked Christmas) | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Emmy Meli – I Am Woman (40)
31. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
30. Ed Sheeran & Elton John – Merry Christmas (35)
28. Avril Lavigne – Bite Me (33)
27. LANY – Ex I Never Had (32)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Duran Duran – Anniversary (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. Sting – Rushing Water (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Adele – Oh My God (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (05) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
06. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Easy On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (1)
2. The Walters – I Love You So (2)
3. Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay (9)
4. JESSIA – But I Don’t (4)
5. Neon Trees – Holiday Rock (5)
6. JP Saxe – Soft Landing (7)
7. Austin George – Hands On You (-)
8. BoyWithUke – Toxic (3)
9. Sadie Jean – WYD Now? (-)
10. Big Time Rush – Call It Like I See It (-)

In The Mix:
Aiyana-Lee – Rich Kids
Astrid S & Dagny – Pretty

Chart Notes:

  • The weather may be getting colder, but Adele‘s hot streak at the top continues with “Easy On Me”, which leads my personal chart for a fifth week in a row. She is also on the way up the chart with “Oh My God”, which launches into the top ten with a move from 12-8. Taylor Swift earns the Biggest Mover this week, up from 39-31 with her re-recorded version of “All Too Well”. Coming in at #38, comedian and host Jimmy Fallon has the top new entry on the countdown with his Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion-assisted “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)”. From the upcoming movie Marry Me, Jennifer Lopez enters at #39 with “On My Way”, her first song affiliated with a film in which she appears in to chart since 2002’s “Alive”, which was written for Enough. Lastly, “Crisis” debuts at #40 for Joshua Bassett, best known for his role in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 18, 2011

Freedom, fire and flashbacks.

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 18, 2011…

Debuts:
40. NEON TREES, “Everybody Talks”
38. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
36. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAT KEARNEY, “Ships In The Night” (37-29, eight spots)

10. ELLIE GOULDING, “Lights” (down 1)
Album: Lights (2011, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Mr. Know It All” (down 2)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

08. BRUNO MARS, “It Will Rain” (steady, third week)
Album: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Soundtrack) (2011, Chop Shop/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (up 4)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. NICKELBACK, “When We Stand Together” (down 2)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. THE FRAY, “Heartbeat” (steady, second week)
Album: Scars & Stories (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

04. COLDPLAY, “Paradise” (down 2)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. DAUGHTRY, “Crawling Back To You” (down 2)
Album: Break The Spell (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (up 4)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “The One That Got Away” (up 2)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 12, 2021

An “Easy” month at the top.

DEBUTS
40. Emmy Meli – I Am Woman
39. Taylor Swift – All Too Well | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Ed Sheeran & Elton John – Merry Christmas (40)
19. GAYLE – Abcdefu (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
12. Adele – Oh My God (19) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
10. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Sting – Rushing Water (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Duran Duran – Anniversary (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – I Want It All (03) | PEAK: #03
05. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
04. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Easy On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (1)
2. The Walters – I Love You So (2)
3. BoyWithUke – Toxic (4)
4. JESSIA – But I Don’t (5)
5. Neon Trees – Holiday Rock (10)
6. Jimmy Fallon featuring Ariana Grande & Megan Thee Stallion – It Was A… (Masked Christmas) (-)
7. JP Saxe – Soft Landing (7)
8. Kelly Clarkson – Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You) (8)
9. Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay (-)
10. Jennifer Lopez – On My Way (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Can I Get It
Aiyana-Lee – Rich Kids (new)
Astrid S & Dagny – Pretty (new)
Rob Thomas – Small Town Christmas

Chart Notes:

  • For the fourth week in a row, Adele leads my personal chart with “Easy On Me”, which also remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 and several radio charts. She’s also tied for the Biggest Mover this week with “Oh My God”, climbing from 19-12. Further down the list, newcomer GAYLE lifts from 26-19 with “Abcdefu”. At #39, Taylor Swift scores this week’s Highest Debut with her re-recorded version of “All Too Well”, taken from the recent #1 album Red (Taylor’s Version). At #40, newcomer Emmy Meli is in with “I Am Woman”, a song that resonated with listeners on TikTok via a short clip that was shared in the last few weeks.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 5, 2021

“Easy” eases into December at #1.

DEBUTS
40. Ed Sheeran & Elton John – Merry Christmas
39. Elton John & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. LANY – Ex I Never Had (40)
26. GAYLE – Abcdefu (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Adele – Oh My God (25)
17. Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti (22)
16. Taylor Swift – Message In A Bottle (21)
15. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (20)
07. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Sting – Rushing Water (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Jax – Like My Father (09) | PEAK: #09
08. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (13) | PEAK: #07
06. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Duran Duran – Anniversary (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (05) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – I Want It All (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
01. Adele – Easy On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (4)
2. The Walters – I Love You So (3)
3. Dean Lewis – Looks Like Me (1)
4. BoyWithUke – Toxic (5)
5. JESSIA – But I Don’t (2)
6. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10)
7. JP Saxe – Soft Landing (7)
8. Kelly Clarkson – Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You) (9)
9. Emmy Meli – I Am Woman (-)
10. Neon Trees – Holiday Rock (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Can I Get It
Mokita – Colorblind
Rob Thomas – Small Town Christmas
Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay (new)

Chart Notes:

  • From the recent album 30, “Easy On Me” spends a third week at #1 on my personal chart for Adele, one of two releases she currently has in the top 20. Up ten spots, the Biggest Mover of the week comes from newcomer GAYLE with “Abcdefu”, advancing from 36-26. Two songs debut on the list, both of which feature the 74-year-old music legend who reached #1 on my chart this past fall in a duet with Dua Lipa: of course, he’s Elton John. Coming in at #39, “E-Ticket” is a collaboration with Eddie Vedder from The Lockdown Sessions, which impacts at the Triple A radio format on Monday. At #40, John shares a seasonal single with Ed Sheeran in “Merry Christmas”. All of the proceeds from the song in the United Kingdom will go towards their own respective charities.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 28, 2021

“Easy” is thankful for another week at #1.

DEBUTS
40. LANY – Ex I Never Had
39. Avril Lavigne – Bite Me
36. GAYLE – Abcdefu | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Jenna Raine – See You Later (Ten Years) (40)
25. Adele – Oh My God (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. Ed Sheeran – Overpass Graffiti (29)
21. Taylor Swift – Message In A Bottle (30)
20. Benson Boone – Ghost Town (28)
13. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. MUNA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Jax – Like My Father (09) | PEAK: #09
08. John Mayer – Wild Blue (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (05) | PEAK: #03
06. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (04) | PEAK: #04
04. The Script – I Want It All (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Duran Duran – Anniversary (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
01. Adele – Easy On Me (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Dean Lewis – Looks Like Me (1)
2. JESSIA – But I Don’t (3)
3. The Walters – I Love You So (5)
4. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (6)
5. BoyWithUke – Toxic (9)
6. TWICE – The Feels (2)
7. JP Saxe – Soft Landing (-)
8. Elton John & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket (8)
9. Kelly Clarkson – Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You) (-)
10. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Can I Get It
Joel Corry featuring Mabel – I Wish
Mokita – Colorblind
Neon Trees – Holiday Rock
Rob Thomas – Small Town Christmas
Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton – I Bet You Think About Me

Chart Notes:

  • Adele not only earns a second consecutive week at #1 on my personal chart with “Easy On Me”, but follow-up “Oh My God” is the Biggest Mover in the top 40, climbing from 39-25 in its second week. This week’s three debuts come from GAYLE, Avril Lavigne and LANY: “Abcdefu” (#36), “Bite Me” (#39) and “Ex I Never Had” (#40) were all recently serviced to different radio formats. Of the three singles, two impact in the next couple of weeks: “Ex I Never Had” heads for adds at the Hot AC format on Monday, while “Abcdefu” has its official date at Top 40 radio in early December. (Lavigne’s “Bite Me” is nearing the top 40 at the Alternative format, as it’s seen some airplay activity since the middle of the month.)
  • This is the last chart to be included for the 2021 chart year… stay tuned for more details about my Top 100 of 2021 in the coming weeks.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 21, 2021

An easy chart-topper for the holidays.

DEBUTS
40. Jenna Raine – See You Later (Ten Years)
39. Adele – Oh My God | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Taylor Swift – Message In A Bottle (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
18. Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out The Window (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Troye Sivan – Angel Baby (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Jax – Like My Father (09) | PEAK: #09
08. John Mayer – Wild Blue (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Coldplay x BTS – My Universe (07) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – I Want It All (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Kacey Musgraves – Justified (04) | PEAK: #03
04. Ed Sheeran – Shivers (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Duran Duran – Anniversary (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (02) | PEAK: #01 for eight weeks
01. Adele – Easy On Me (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Dean Lewis – Looks Like Me (1)
2. TWICE – The Feels (2)
3. JESSIA – But I Don’t (4)
4. Avril Lavigne – Bite Me (7)
5. The Walters – I Love You So (6)
6. Tiësto & Ava Max – The Motto (8)
7. ABBA – Just A Notion (5)
8. Elton John & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket (10)
9. BoyWithUke – Toxic (9)
10. GAYLE – Abcdefu (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Can I Get It (new)
Joel Corry featuring Mabel – I Wish
JP Saxe – Soft Landing (new)
Kelly Clarkson – Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You)
LANY – Ex I Never Had (new)
Mokita – Colorblind (new)
Neon Trees – Holiday Rock
Rob Thomas – Small Town Christmas
Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton – I Bet You Think About Me

Chart Notes:

  • Superstar Adele achieves her ninth #1 hit on my personal chart with “Easy On Me”, moving from #3 last week. It’s the lead single from her newest album 30, a set which is expected to have the largest debut of the year on the Billboard 200 list later this month. The new singles from Silk Sonic and Taylor Swift tie for the Biggest Mover in the countdown this week, both moving up ten spots each. There are two new entries on the chart and the aforementioned Adele has one of them with “Oh My God”, a popular album cut that comes in at #39. It also ranks in the top 50 at the Hot AC radio format from unsolicited airplay. At #40, “See You Later (Ten Years)” marks the first chart entry for newcomer Jenna Raine, whose song became a recent viral hit on the video app TikTok.

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