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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #40-31

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, a former American Idol winner, a young performer who auditioned for Idol and had her big break many years later, two songs from an English performer and the incredibly shrinking group that first made my chart as a quintet and is now a trio. Let’s enter into the top 40 with some added trivia and check out the next ten songs on the list…

Causes
040. CAUSES – “Walk On Water”
Label: RCA (U.K.)
Album: Under Bridges That You Built For Me
Peak: #6 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This quartet, led by Rupert Blackman, has one more song to go on the Top 100. Until we “dance” on over to the section of the chart, we have this miraculous musical moment, a title that’s been a hit on the Hot 100 two times before. In 1972, it was Neil Diamond who took his single to #17, and in 1988, Eddie Money took his song up to #9. That’s a whole lot of walking.

Kelly Clarkson
039. KELLY CLARKSON – “Invincible”
Label: RCA
Album: Piece By Piece
Peak: #7 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Clarkson remains the biggest contestant from any American Idol season to rank on my personal chart. 17 of her singles have hit the top ten on my chart, and 25 of her songs have become top 40 hits, way ahead of the act in second place. In my current chart, the title track from her latest album could extend that top ten total to 18 shortly. Stay tuned to see if that happens!

Martin Luke Brown
038. MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Take Out Of Me”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: Take Out Of Me (EP)
Peak: #8

Top 40 Trivia: So far, in his short career, Brown has managed to place four singles in my top 40 in a year. I’d say that’s a pretty good start, and one that will hopefully lead him to even more success on the national charts in 2016. Though he hasn’t reached #1 yet, there is a Brown singer that has. In May 2010, it was VV Brown that spent four weeks at the top with “Shark In The Water”.

Ed Sheeran
037. ED SHEERAN – “Photograph”
Label: Atlantic
Album: x
Peak: #10 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: When Sheeran’s song hit the top ten on the CHR/Pop chart earlier this year, it became the latest title to reach a top ten peak in three different decades. The other “Photograph” songs to do it were by Ringo Starr (#1, 1973) and Nickelback (#3, 2005). Additionally, “Photograph” by Def Leppard managed a #16 peak in 1983. I guess photos are popular in any decade.

Tori Kelly
036. TORI KELLY – “Nobody Love”
Label: Capitol
Album: Unbreakable Smile
Peak: #6 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Eight of the songs in this year’s Top 100 were a part of iHeartMedia’s On The Verge program, which gives radio stations at a given format a song to play for a minimum of 150 spins with special on-air branding. Kelly’s track is one of four from a CHR/Top 40 campaign, like the previously revealed Conrad Sewell and Prince Royce and a higher release by Nate Ruess.

Delta Rae
035. DELTA RAE – “Scared”
Label: Sire
Album: After It All
Peak: #7 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: They’ve been touring all over the States this year, but luckily, they get to take a breather over the holidays. This sextet from North Carolina is a fantastic live act, and their albums are certainly quality, including their latest set. In fact, it was in the spring that After became the group’s first album to make the Billboard 200. Here’s hoping that their profile continues to rise.

Scott Helman
034. SCOTT HELMAN – “Bungalow”
Label: Warner Bros. (Canada)
Album: Augusta (EP)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: 2015 wasn’t the biggest of years for Canadian-born artists on my top 40, but Helman, who lives in Toronto, had a solid debut with a track that just missed hitting the top ten on the Hot AC chart up north. Only Carly Rae Jepsen and Shawn Mendes managed to rank higher on my year-end list. Both “Machine” and “That Sweater” off his EP are now charting in Canada.

Years & Years
033. YEARS & YEARS – “Desire”
Label: Interscope
Album: Communion
Peak: #2 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This single from the English trio was the third to be released from their debut album and their first to break the top 40 in their native United Kingdom. That was in November of 2014. Almost a year later, in September, the song impacted pop radio in the U.S. and unfortunately tanked harder than their previous single, “King”. Can the trio have a proper U.S. hit in 2016?

Parachute
032. PARACHUTE – “Crave”
Label: Vanguard
Album: (single only)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: “Crave” was co-written by the leader of a former Adam’s Top 40 act. It’s the Gabe Dixon Band, and their one charting song, “Till You’re Gone”, peaked at #35 in the fall of 2008. Dixon, who now releases as a solo artist, is currently based in Nashville. (Another co-writer, Jamie Hartman, just missed making my chart in late 2007 as the lead vocalist of Ben’s Brother.)

Martin Luke Brown
031. MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Nostalgia”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: (single only)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: A few of the acts that made this year’s Top 100 countdown were featured in the Introducing rotation slot on the weekly playlist compiled by the heads of BBC Radio 1. This slot, which a song holds for just a week, enables a new artist to receive seven spins across several different shows. Brown’s great song was played in October 2014 and led to his current record contract.

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 30 through 21, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 31, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

It’s the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

DEBUTS
40. Nick Fradiani – Beautiful Life
39. Rob Thomas – Trust You
38. Shawn Mendes – Stitches
36. ROMANS – Uh Huh | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (40)
29. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (35)
28. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (33)
22. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (29)
20. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
18. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Matt Woods – In The Dark (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (06) | PEAK: #03
07. Delta Rae – Scared (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Parachute – Crave (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Years & Years – King (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Saint Motel – My Type (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anderson East – Satisfy Me (5)
2. Allen Stone – Freedom (4)
3. Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (8)
4. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (-)
5. Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick (9)
6. New Politics – West End Kids (10)
7. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (-)
8. Hilary Duff – Sparks (-)
9. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (6)
10. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (7)

In The Mix:
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Coasts – Oceans (new)
Daya – Hide Away (new)
Day Wave – Drag (new)
Django Django – Shake And Tremble (new)
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Karmin – Didn’t Know You (new)
Katharine McPhee – Lick My Lips (new)
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers (new)
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right
Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (new)
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Phases – I’m In Love With My Life
Saints Of Valory – Fighting
Steven Tyler – Love Is Your Name
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
X Ambassadors – Renegades (new)
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • Several newcomers have made it to the top this year and latest to do so is the trio Jukebox The Ghost, who fly 5-1 with a song called “Postcard”. That leap marks the biggest climb into the top spot since September 2012, when “Hall Of Fame” by The Script and will.i.am made a move of 6-1. The Washington, D.C. act has been together for over a decade, but this hit lands them their first single to make my top 40 thanks to a recent album reissue and radio push earlier this month.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is also from a newcomer, ROMANS. You may remember his collaboration with Naughty Boy called “Home”, when he was credited as Sam Romans, though it fell short of my top 40. The singer was born in the English town of Pinner. A handful of top 40 artists were also born there, including Charlie Dore (best known for 1980’s “Pilot Of The Airwaves”) and, most notably, pop superstar Elton John. “Uh Huh” bows in at #36.
  • In January 2006, a teenager from Buffalo, NY made his chart debut with a single called “For You I Will (Confidence)”. The song peaked at #15, and was followed by “These Walls”, which reached #3. However, Teddy Geiger fell off the radar very quickly afterwards. Now, he’s making a comeback as a songwriter, co-writing this week’s #38 entry, “Stitches”, by Vine star and singer Shawn Mendes. It’s his second top 40 hit here.
  • There’s only one act on the chart this week that was also present on my first official chart in September 1999. Back then, he was the featured vocalist on Santana‘s “Smooth”. Now, he debuts with tenth solo hit and his twenty-second overall with a catalog of huge songs with Matchbox Twenty. It’s Rob Thomas and his latest at #39, “Trust You”. His new album, The Great Unknown, will be released later this year.
  • Recent American Idol winner Nick Fradiani has the last of the four entries on the survey with “Beautiful Life”, coming in at #40. He’s a 2008 graduate of the college I once attended, Wheaton College in Norton, MA, though he was gone before I came in that fall as a freshman. It’s still a first for my chart. “Beautiful” is the fifth coronation song by a winner to reach my top 40.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 24, 2015

A Rae of light at the top.

A Rae of light at the top.

DEBUTS
40. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing
39. Neon Trees – Songs I Can’t Listen To
35. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
33. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (35)
28. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (29)
16. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (23)
05. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (11)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Parachute – Crave (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (10) | PEAK: #09
08. The Script – Man On A Wire (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Delta Rae – Scared (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (04) | PEAK: #03
05. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (11) | PEAK: #05
04. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (3)
2. Nick Fradiani – Beautiful Life (10)
3. ROMANS – Uh Huh (-)
4. Allen Stone – Freedom (-)
5. Anderson East – Satisfy Me (-)
6. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (7)
7. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (9)
8. Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (-)
9. Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick (-)
10. New Politics – West End Kids (-)

In The Mix:
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right
Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (new)
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree (new)
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Phases – I’m In Love With My Life
Saints Of Valory – Fighting
Steven Tyler – Love Is Your Name
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green (new)
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • New at the top this week is Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen and “I Really Like You”, advancing 3-1 this week. The song marks her second time atop my chart following 2012’s “Good Time” with Owl City, which stayed there for two weeks. “Really” is the first single off her new album, E·MO·TION, which may or may not be released late next month. (A date for the U.S. has not been issued as of yet, likely due to the song’s slow performance at radio.)
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson and “Invincible”, the second single from her recent chart-topping album, Piece By Piece. It enters up at #33 and follows “Heartbeat Song”, which peaked at #9. If it also hits the top ten on my chart, it’ll be her 17th to do so, far more than any other contestant in the show’s history. We will see just how mighty it is in the coming weeks.
  • Last Sunday night, you may have tuned in for the splashy music video launch of Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” (with cameos from everyone and their mother) at the beginning of the Billboard Music Awards. Now, that track debuts at #35 on the top 40 this week. It’s the fourth charting release from 1989, and all three previous singles reached the top spot.
  • Rolling in at #39 is the ninth chart hit Utah’s Neon Trees, the act led by 31-year-old Tyler Glenn. Their new one is “Songs I Can’t Listen To”, and it’s currently being tossed around the lower rungs of the Alternative chart. To date, the band’s had a #1 with two prior leadoff singles: “Animal” in 2010 and “Sleeping With A Friend” in 2014.
  • Lastly, down at #40, is Rixton and their fourth hit from the album Let The Road, titled “We All Want The Same Thing”. It is released in the U.K. on June 7, a day before their full-length set hits, which came out here in the States in early March.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 17, 2015

They've booked a few nights here.

Checking in for a fourth week.

DEBUTS
39. Bleachers – Like A River Runs
36. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…
35. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
28. Little Big Town – Girl Crush (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (34) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town (29)
23. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (28)
17. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Life Of Dillon – Overload (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Delta Rae – Scared (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – Man On A Wire (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Neon Trees – Songs I Can’t Listen To (2)
2. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (3)
3. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (7)
4. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (8)
5. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (-)
6. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (6)
7. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (4)
8. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (5)
9. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (9)
10. Nick Fradiani – Beautiful Life (-)

In The Mix:
Allen Stone – Freedom
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather (new)
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (new)
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right (new)
Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick
New Politics – West End Kids (new)
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Phases – I’m In Love With My Life (new)
Plain White T’s – Pause
Saints Of Valory – Fighting
Steven Tyler – Love Is Your Name (new)
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age (new)
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (new)
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution
Years & Years – Shine (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third top 40 song from American Authors, the group that formed in Boston and is now based in New York City. Their single is “Go Big Or Go Home”, new at #35. You’ll be able to purchase it tomorrow. The four men scored a #1 on my chart in November 2013 with “Best Day Of My Life”, which spent a week at the top. Will they march their way their way back “Home” to the top? That story has yet to be written, so stay tuned.
  • As “Sugar” continues to descend on the chart, Maroon 5 rush out a new single with “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”, a new entry at #36 this week. It was recently tacked onto the digital editions of V. Should it hit the top ten later this season, it will be the first “summer” title to go that high since Kid Rock‘s “All Summer Long”, which peaked at #8 in September 2008. It should be another huge radio hit for the guys.
  • Last, but certainly not least, the third charting single from Strange Desire rolls in at #39 for 31-year-old singer/songwriter Jack Antonoff and Bleachers. It’s “Like A River Runs”, which is the follow-up to last year’s “Rollercoaster”, a #3 hit. Look for it to officially debut in the Alternative top 40 as well this week. He hits the road with Charli XCX in late July.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 10, 2015

They've booked a few nights here.

Mo’ time in the Motel.

DEBUTS
38. Ed Sheeran – Photograph
37. Little Big Town – Girl Crush | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (40)
29. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (33)
23. Jason French – You Just Want My Money (29)
22. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (27)
14. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Delta Rae – Scared (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Life Of Dillon – Overload (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. The Script – Man On A Wire (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bleachers – Like A River Runs (6)
2. Neon Trees – Songs I Can’t Listen To (-)
3. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (8)
4. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (4)
5. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (2)
6. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (5)
7. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (9)
8. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (-)
9. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (7)
10. Allen Stone – Freedom (10)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (new)
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Charli XCX – Famous
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (new)
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me (new)
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Plain White T’s – Pause
Saints Of Valory – Fighting (new)
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy (new)
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution

Chart Notes:

  • Formed in The Netherlands in the city of Utrecht, the quartet called Causes (led by English singer Rupert Blackman) land their first top ten on my chart, advancing 12-9 this week with “Teach Me How To Dance With You”. The Dutch band’s hit is the fourth “Dance” cut to reach my top ten since last August, following “Stolen Dance” (#9) for Milky Chance, “Too Cool To Dance” (#6) from Eden XO and “Shut Up And Dance” (#1) by Walk The Moon. That’s a lot of movement there!
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third Country crossover song to reach my chart in the last few weeks. This tune is the first for the group named Little Big Town, crashing in at #37 with “Girl Crush”. Though the song has faced some controversy since first being issued to Country outlets, it’s now a bonafide sales hit. “Crush” titles have also made my top 40 in the past for Mandy Moore (2001) and David Archuleta (2008).
  • Rolling in at #38 is the week’s other debut, “Photograph” by singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. This marks the fourth single to come from his latest album, X, which includes a former #1 that’s still gliding down the top 40, “Thinking Out Loud”. The music video for the song was just released and features lots of home videos of a younger Sheeran.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 3, 2015

They've booked a few nights here.

The Saints are coming.

DEBUTS
40. Walk The Moon – Different Colors
36. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
29. Jason French – You Just Want My Money (34)
27. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (25)
13. Matt Woods – In The Dark (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Delta Rae – Scared (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Mat Kearney – Billion (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – Man On A Wire (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Life Of Dillon – Overload (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Years & Years – King (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (10)
2. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (2)
3. Little Big Town – Girl Crush (-)
4. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (1)
5. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (5)
6. Bleachers – Like A River Runs (-)
7. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (4)
8. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (9)
9. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (-)
10. Allen Stone – Freedom (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Charli XCX – Famous
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes (new)
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box (new)
Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick (new)
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go) (new)
Plain White T’s – Pause
Shift K3y – Name And Number
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution

Chart Notes:

  • Two songs tie for the Biggest Mover this week: Sam Hunt‘s recent #1 on country radio is up six spaces to #27. “Take Your Time” is currently being promoted to CHR and Hot AC radio via Capitol Records, and while the single is currently charting at the latter format, it has yet to debut on the former. Also up six, from 39-33, is “The Book Of Love” from Irish newcomer Gavin James. That title was also a hit on the Hot 100 (#5) for a totally different song by The Monotones in 1958.
  • This week’s Highest Debut marks the fifth chart single for former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert. He comes in at #36 with “Ghost Town”, the leadoff release from his forthcoming third studio album, The Original High, due June 16. It was the second most added song on CHR radio during last week. Lambert’s first entry remains his biggest so far, the chart-topping “Whataya Want From Me”, a two-week #1 from April 2010.
  • They’ve been up and down the chart with their former #1, “Shut Up And Dance”, for 34 weeks now. Of course, the record is a much higher total for the most weeks on my top 40, but Walk The Moon‘s certainly got one of the biggest tracks of this year. Their followup, “Different Colors”, debuts this week at #40. It’s already got the support of SiriusXM’s Alt Nation.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 26, 2015

They've booked a few nights here.

They’ve booked a few nights here.

DEBUTS
40. Jakubi – Couch Potato
39. Gavin James – The Book Of Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (39)
25. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. Matt Woods – In The Dark (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Delta Rae – Scared (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Mat Kearney – Billion (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (11) | PEAK: #08
07. The Script – Man On A Wire (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Years & Years – King (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Life Of Dillon – Overload (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Saint Motel – My Type (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (2)
2. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (4)
3. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town (-)
4. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (5)
5. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (8)
6. Kacey Musgraves – Biscuits (3)
7. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (-)
8. Francesco Yates – Better To Be Loved (7)
9. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (-)
10. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (-)

In The Mix:
Allen Stone – Freedom
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want (new)
Bleachers – Like A River Runs
Charli XCX – Famous
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
Jacquie Lee – Tears Fall
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That (new)
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken (new)
Little Big Town – Girl Crush (new)
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Plain White T’s – Pause
Shawn Mendes – Stitches (new)
Shift K3y – Name And Number
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution

Chart Notes:

  • In the 1980’s, a California band named The Motels had a string of four top 40 songs, including two top tens: 1982’s “Only The Lonely” and 1983’s “Suddenly Last Summer”. Three decades later, another California band called Saint Motel brings the word back and sings the words on this week’s new #1 song, “My Type”. The track is currently rising towards the top ten on Alternative radio and has some good crossover potential this summer.
  • Up nine notches to #25 is this week’s Biggest Mover, trio Jukebox The Ghost’s “Postcard”. It’s their first top 40 release and can be found on their self-titled album. Though the volume of postcards sent through the mail has decreased over time thanks to email and social media, you can still buy packs of them for use. I’m sure the three guys would appreciate some.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from newcomer Gavin James, a 23-year-old from Dublin, Ireland who comes in at #39 with “The Book Of Love”. The song was originally recorded by Boston band The Magnetic Fields in 1999, and many covers of it have been issued throughout the years. James’s version is currently a hit in Belgium and The Netherlands.
  • Also debuting this week is another new act, Jakubi, a five-piece Australian group based in Melbourne. They’re new at #40 with “Couch Potato”. In a week, the five men begin a West Coast tour before making stops in the Midwest and Northeast in late May and June. A video clip for the song recently debuted.

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