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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 27, 2004

“Down” with the 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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 27, 2004…

Debuts:
38. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Chocolate”
33. WILL FERRELL, “Afternoon Delight”
30. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved”
28. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Spider-Man Theme”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #9 below)

10. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (up 7)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

09. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (up 17)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. HILARY & HAYLIE DUFF, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (up 2)
Album: A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

07. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (down 2)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

06. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (up 1)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. MIS-TEEQ, “Scandalous” (up 1)
Album: Mis-Teeq (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5

04. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (steady, third week)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, Or Music/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

03. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (steady, second week)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 2, 2003

“Rich” with 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 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 2, 2003…

Debuts:
40. PAULINA RUBIO, “I’ll Be Right Here (Seuxal Lover)”
37. EVANESCENCE, “Bring Me To Life”
33. MISSY ELLIOTT featuring LUDACRIS, “Gossip Folks”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #10 below)

10. DF DUB, “Country Girl” (up 9)
Album: Country Girl (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Cry Me A River” (down 4)
Album: Justified (2002, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. PUDDLE OF MUDD, “She Hates Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Come Clean (2001, Flawless/Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

07. JOHN MAYER, “Your Body Is A Wonderland” (up 2)
Album: Room For Squares (2001, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. JC CHASEZ, “Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)” (up 1)
Album: Drumline (Soundtrack) (2002, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. DIXIE CHICKS, “Landslide” (up 1)
Album: Home (2002, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4

04. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “I’m With You” (steady, second week)
Album: Let Go (2002, Arista Records)
Peak: #3

03. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring LL COOL J, “All I Have” (steady, second week)
Album: This Is Me… Then (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

02. COUNTING CROWS featuring VANESSA CARLTON, “Big Yellow Taxi” (steady, second week)
Album: Hard Candy (2002, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous” (steady, third week)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Daylight/Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 8, 2004

1985? More like 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 thirteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 8, 2004…

Debuts:
40. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Shadow”
21. VANESSA CARLTON, “White Houses”

Biggest Mover:
(see #10 below)

10. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move” (up 17)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “My Happy Ending” (steady, second week)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #5

08. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Let’s Get It Started” (steady, second week)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7

07. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (down 3)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

06. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (down 1)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (up 1)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

04. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (down 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1985” (up 4)
Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 23, 2003

"Girls" of the 40.

“Girls” of the 40.

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 February 23, 2003…

Debuts:
40. GINUWINE, “Hell Yeah”
38. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “Unwell”
37. OK GO, “Get Over It”

Biggest Movers:
STACIE ORRICO, “Stuck” (24-18, six spots)

10. 3 DOORS DOWN, “When I’m Gone” (up 3)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

09. DIXIE CHICKS, “Landslide” (down 3)
Album: Home (2002, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4

08. 50 CENT, “In Da Club” (up 6)
Album: Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (2003, Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

07. COUNTING CROWS featuring VANESSA CARLTON, “Big Yellow Taxi” (down 3)
Album: Hard Candy (2002, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. TELEPOPMUSIK, “Breathe” (up 1)
Album: Genetic World (2002, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

05. LUCY WOODWARD, “Dumb Girls” (up 6)
Album: While You Can (2003, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. VI3, “Eyes Closed So Tonight” (up 8)
Album: …So Tight (2002, MCA Records)
Peak: #3

03. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring LL COOL J, “All I Have” (steady, fifth week)
Album: This Is Me… Then (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

02. DF DUB, “Country Girl” (steady, second week)
Album: Country Girl (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. BOOMKAT, “The Wreckoning” (steady, second week)
Album: Boomkatalog.One (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 18, 2004

Movie magic.

Some movie magic.

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 twelve years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 18, 2004…

Debuts:
37. SWITCHFOOT, “Dare You To Move”
33. NELLY featuring JAHEIM, “My Place”

Biggest Mover(s):
KELLY CLARKSON, “Breakaway” (36-30)
TOBY LIGHTMAN, “Real Love” (33-27)
MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (15-9, six spots)

10. TRAPT, “Echo” (steady, second week)
Album: Trapt (20o2, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. MAROON 5, “She Will Be Loved” (up 6)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (down 4)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, Or Music/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

07. HILARY & HAYLIE DUFF, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (up 1)
Album: A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack (2004, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7

06. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love” (up 1)
Album: Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

05. TRAIN, “Ordinary” (up 1)
Album: Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. NICKELBACK, “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” (up 1)
Album: The Long Road (2003, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (down 1)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (up 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 9, 2003

Chart chicks.

Chart chicks.

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 9, 2003…

Debuts:
39. JOHN MAYER, “Why Georgia”
38. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “The Anthem”
37. O-TOWN, “I Showed Her”
36. STACIE ORRICO, “Stuck”
33. SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”

Biggest Mover(s):
50 CENT, “In Da Club” (39-22, seventeen spots)

10. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Cry Me A River” (down 3)
Album: Justified (2002, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. TELEPOPMUSIK, “Breathe” (up 2)
Album: Genetic World (2002, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

08. BOOMKAT, “The Wreckoning” (up 12)
Album: Boomkatalog.One (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. DF DUB, “Country Girl” (up 3)
Album: Country Girl (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. JC CHASEZ, “Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)” (steady, second week)
Album: Drumline (Soundtrack) (2002, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “I’m With You” (down 1)
Album: Let Go (2002, Arista Records)
Peak: #3

04. DIXIE CHICKS, “Landslide” (up 1)
Album: Home (2002, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4

03. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring LL COOL J, “All I Have” (steady, third week)
Album: This Is Me… Then (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

02. COUNTING CROWS featuring VANESSA CARLTON, “Big Yellow Taxi” (steady, second week)
Album: Hard Candy (2002, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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The Wheel Thing: Riding In The Top 40 “Taxi”

Music drives us.

Music drives us.

2015 was a fairly inconsistent year for rapper Pitbull on CHR/Pop radio, with just one top ten single (“Time Of Our Lives”), a top 20 (“Fun”) and then two songs that failed to reach the top 50 altogether (“Drive You Crazy” and “FREE.K”.) However, it looks like the Miami performer may have finally found a single to put him back on track, one that’s rising thanks to unsolicited airplay in the Big Apple and his hometown.

It’s “El Taxi”, a song that features Sensato, Osmani Garcia and La Musa in its original version. In a new Spanglish version, Lil Jon is also credited. It heavily samples “Murder She Wrote”, a 1993 single by Chaka Demus & Pliers that didn’t chart well, but is still quite well-known. “El Taxi” has already been a big hit in Spain, which isn’t a surprise, and now, it may be close to ranking on the U.S. charts. Currently, the single is just below the top 50 on CHR/Pop radio, with detections at more than two dozen stations.

The promising reaction of this song got us thinking about other “Taxi” songs to be released to radio, and there are plenty of them. However, only one of the songs below actually appeared on the CHR/Pop chart, a remake of “Big Yellow Taxi” (#30) in 2003. So, I’ve decided to compile all of the Hot 100 titles to use the word, for “El Taxi” could find itself cruising up that chart as well soon. I think it’s time to step in and get to our destination…

“Tijuana Taxi”, Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass (#38, 1966)
The song from Alpert and his band isn’t the most memorable in his huge repertoire, but it was also a minor top 40 hit in Australia and the United Kingdom. They hit #1 in 1968 with “This Guy’s In Love With You”, while Alpert’s 1979 song “Rise” also hit the top.

“Big Yellow Taxi”, The Neighborhood (#29, 1970)
“Big Yellow Taxi (Live)”, Joni Mitchell (#24, 1975) (#67, 1970 in studio form – see below)
“Big Yellow Taxi”, Amy Grant (#67, 1995)
“Big Yellow Taxi”, Counting Crows featuring Vanessa Carlton (#42, 2003)
The most famous “Taxi” of all managed to reach the Hot 100 in four (five, counting Mitchell’s original) different versions. That’s a whole lot of mileage. A 1995 remix by Mitchell from the soundtrack to TV’s Friends went top 40 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

“Taxi”, Harry Chapin (#24, 1972)
This nearly seven-minute epic from the 1972 release Heads & Tales launched the recording career of this New York singer and his many great story songs. “Sequel”, Chapin’s follow-up to this, became his last top 40 single in the fall of 1980. He died a year later.

“Taxi Dancing”, Rick Springfield with Randy Crawford (#58, 1984)
The soundtrack from Hard To Hold, which Springfield also starred in, launched several singles onto the Hot 100. The biggest one was “Love Somebody”, a top five hit from the spring of ’84. This was the only single of the four from it to peak outside the top 40.

“Taxi”, J. Blackfoot (#90, 1984)
Born John Colbert, this Mississippi artist was a former member of The Soul Children. Their biggest crossover song, 1973’s “I’ll Be The Other Woman”, went to #36 on the Hot 100. Blackfoot’s biggest solo release was his first of eight to chart on the R&B survey.

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