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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 19, 2008

The rise and “Fall” of 2008.

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 October 19, 2008…

Debuts:
40. JAMES TAYLOR, “It’s Growing”
39. DANIEL POWTER, “Best Of Me”
38. JACK’S MANNEQUIN, “The Resolution”
36. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Gives You Hell”

Biggest Mover(s):
NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (39-32)
DAVID COOK, “Light On” (33-26, seven spots)

10. SECONDHAND SERENADE, “Fall For You” (up 1)
Album: A Twist In My Story (2008, Glassnote Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

09. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (down 3)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. JASON MRAZ, “Make It Mine” (up 5)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8

07. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (up 2)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. DAVID ARCHULETA, “Crush” (up 1)
Album: David Archuleta (2008, 19/Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #5

05. DAUGHTRY, “What About Now” (steady, second week)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. LIFEHOUSE, “Broken” (steady, second week)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. DANIEL POWTER, “Next Plane Home” (steady, second week)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. O.A.R., “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” (steady, second week)
Album: All Sides (2008, Everfine/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. P!NK, “So What” (steady, second week)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 28, 2008

Crushin’ those chart stats.

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 September 28, 2008…

Debuts:
40. BOYZONE, “Love You Anyway”
39. KEANE, “The Lovers Are Losing”

33. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Womanizer”

Biggest Mover(s):
JESSE MCCARTNEY, “It’s Over” (40-31, nine spots)

10. JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beating My Heart” (down 3)
Album: OK Now (2008, Island Records/Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #3 for six weeks

09. DAUGHTRY, “What About Now” (up 2)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

08. DAVID ARCHULETA, “Crush” (up 4)
Album: David Archuleta (2008, 19/Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #5

07. LIFEHOUSE, “Broken” (up 1)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

06. O.A.R., “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” (steady, second week)
Album: All Sides (2008, Everfine/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

05. LEONA LEWIS, “Better In Time” (steady, second week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (down 2)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. DELTA GOODREM, “In This Life” (steady, third week)
Album: Delta (2008, Mercury/Decca Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. P!NK, “So What” (up 2)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Next Plane Home” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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TOP TEN: Vital Idols

Saving the best for last.

Saving the best for last.

It’s end of the Idol as we know it, and we feel fine about reminiscing and playing our favorite songs from the artists that were a part of one of the most successful television shows of all-time. For 15 seasons now on FOX, beginning in June 2002, we’ve watched new talent emerge on stage and dialed our little hearts out (and texted and clicked a few buttons on the web) to see if our pick was going to move onto the next round of competition and, eventually, win the prize of being crowned the nation’s idol. Like any program, an eventual decrease in ratings and, in this case, slumping record sales from winners, began to defeat the purpose of it. It shouldn’t be a surprise that its latest season will be its last (at least, for now.) Still, you can’t devalue the program for what it did in its heyday. It was a giant and one that will be remembered forever.

While the show’s last premiere begins tonight at 8PM Eastern on FOX, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and find out which American Idol finalists ranked as the top ten from the archives of Adam’s Top 40. (These results may change, obviously, as a few contestants remain on my listing as of last week.) Since September 2002, when the first song from a finalist made my chart, 27 performers from the show have landed at least one top 40 single on my chart, and they’re responsible for 88 top 40 singles in total (with more to come, I’d hope.) That’s a whole lot of top 40 property over hundreds of weeks in the last 13+ years. So, who’s my top Idol finalist when it comes all those weekly points? Check it out below.

Biggest hits are determined by year-end point totals. Singles marked with a ** represent those entries that garnered an act’s top point total, but not the highest peak in the top 40.

Lee DeWyze
10. LEE DEWYZE
Season: Nine, winner
Top 40 hits: 1
Top 10 hits: 1
Biggest hit: “Sweet Serendipity” (#5, 2011)

David Archuleta
09. DAVID ARCHULETA
Season: Seven, second place
Top 40 hits: 2
Top 10 hits: 1
Biggest hit: “Crush” (#5, 2008)

Bo Bice
08. BO BICE
Season: Four, second place
Top 40 hits: 1
Top 10 hits: 1
Biggest hit: “The Real Thing” (#1 for three weeks, 2006)

Elliott Yamin
07. ELLIOTT YAMIN
Season: Five, third place
Top 40 hits: 4
Top 10 hits: 1
Biggest hit: “Wait For You” (#5, 2007)

Clay Aiken
06. CLAY AIKEN
Season: Two, second place
Top 40 hits: 5
Top 10 hits: 2
Biggest hit: “Invisible” (#5 for two weeks, 2003)

Phillip Phillips
05. PHILLIP PHILLIPS
Season: Twelve, winner
Top 40 hits: 4
Top 10 hits: 3
Top 5 hits: 3
Number ones: 0
Biggest hit: “Gone, Gone, Gone” (#2 for two weeks, 2013)

Adam Lambert
04. ADAM LAMBERT
Season: Eight, second place
Top 40 hits: 6
Top 10 hits: 4
Top 5 hits: 1
Number ones: 1
Biggest hit: “Whataya Want From Me” (#1 for two weeks, 2010)

David Cook
03. DAVID COOK
Season: Seven, winner
Top 40 hits: 5
Top 10 hits: 3
Top 5 hits: 3
Number ones: 2
Biggest hit: “Light On” (#1 for five weeks, 2008/2009)

Chris Daughtry
02. CHRIS DAUGHTRY/DAUGHTRY
Season: Five, fourth place
Top 40 hits: 13
Top 10 hits: 8
Top 5 hits: 5
Number ones: 2
Biggest hit: “It’s Not Over” (#5 for five weeks**, 2007)

Singles charted:
“It’s Not Over” (#5)
“Over You” (#9)
“Feels Like Tonight” (#11)
“What About Now” (#3)
“No Surprise” (#1 for two weeks)
“Life After You” (#5)
“September” (#7)
“Photograph” (Santana featuring Chris Daughtry) (#17)
“Crawling Back To You” (#1 for two weeks)
“Outta My Head” (#26)
“Start Of Something Good” (#29)
“Waiting For Superman” (#6)
“Battleships” (#29)

Kelly Clarkson
01. KELLY CLARKSON
Season: One, winner
Top 40 hits: 25
Top 10 hits: 18
Top 5 hits: 11
Number ones: 3
Biggest overall hit: “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (Jason Aldean featuring Kelly Clarkson) (#1 for four weeks)
Biggest main-credited hit: “Because Of You” (#1 for three weeks, 2005)

Singles charted:
“A Moment Like This” (#2)
“Miss Independent” (#3)
“Low” (#22)
“The Trouble With Love Is” (#4)
“Breakaway” (#3)
“Since U Been Gone” (#7)
“Behind These Hazel Eyes” (#1 for four weeks)
“Because Of You” (#1 for three weeks)
“Gone” (#11)
“Walk Away” (#7)
“Never Again” (#15)
“My Life Would Suck Without You” (#2)
“I Do Not Hook Up” (#11)
“Already Gone” (#2)
“All I Ever Wanted” (#28)
“Don’t You Wanna Stay” (Jason Aldean featuring Kelly Clarkson) (#1 for four weeks)
“Mr. Know It All” (#3)
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (#2)
“Dark Side” (#16)
“Catch My Breath” (#9)
“People Like Us” (#6)
“Underneath The Tree” (#12)
“Heartbeat Song” (#9)
“Invincible” (#7)
“Piece By Piece” (#12+)

Remember to watch tonight’s premiere of American Idol as a part of its two-night premiere at 8PM Eastern on FOX. Follow PGTC by clicking the tab below, or click the “Get Social!” page to find us on social media.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 16, 2008

A tale of two Davids.

A tale of two Davids.

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 and back to the fall of my freshman year of college and my top songs from this week in 2008…

Debuts:
40. PINK, “Sober”
39. TAKE THAT, “Greatest Day”
34. COLDPLAY, “Lovers In Japan”

Biggest Mover(s):
TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (33-21, twelve spots)

10. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (up 3)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. SECONDHAND SERENADE, “Fall For You” (down 1)
Album: A Twist In My Story (2008, Glassnote Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

08. DAVID ARCHULETA, “Crush” (down 2)
Album: David Archuleta (2008, 19/Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #5

07. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (up 5)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

06. LIFEHOUSE, “Broken” (down 2)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Womanizer” (up 2)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. O.A.R., “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” (down 2)
Album: All Sides (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

03. DAUGHTRY, “What About Now” (steady, second week)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (up 3)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. PINK, “So What” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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