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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 28, 2003

Moore songs for your pleasure.

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 16 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 28, 2003:

Debuts:
36. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Shut Up”
33. CONTACT, “Working Girl”
32. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down”

Biggest Mover(s):
CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (33-22, eleven spots)

10. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (down 3)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (down 1)
Album: Liz Phair (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

08. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (down 5)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (up 2)
Album: Coverage (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

06. PINK, “Trouble” (up 4)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (up 1)
Album: My Soul (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Republic/Universal Records)
Peak: #4

03. DIDO, “White Flag” (up 1)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (steady, second week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (steady, second week)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI 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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 8, 2019

Race around the WRLD.

It’s a juicy week for fresh releases and the flavor combination is undeniable. What treat packs the top taste? These are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

JUICE WRLD – Death Race For Love (iTunes)
Features: the pre-release songs “Hear Me Calling” and “Robbery”, as well as a collaboration with Young Thug

MAREN MORRIS – Girl (iTunes)
Features: the title track, currently in the top 30 on the Country radio chart

Notable albums out this week: BamSavage‘s Yesterday’s Tomorrow (iTunes), David Gray‘s Gold In A Brass Age (iTunes), Dido‘s Still On My Mind (iTunes), Foals‘s Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 (iTunes), Gesaffelstein‘s Hyperion (iTunes), James Morrison‘s You’re Stronger Than You Know (iTunes), New Kids On The Block‘s Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes), Sigrid‘s Sucker Punch (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Aaron Taos‘s Birthday Boy (iTunes), Alesso‘s Mixtape – Progresso, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Call Me Loop‘s Drama (iTunes), Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine‘s 8:47 (iTunes), Kat Saul‘s …From Unit 408 (iTunes), Mark Diamond‘s Hummingbird One (iTunes), Myylo‘s I’m A Nice Boy (iTunes), Patrick James‘s What We’re Fighting For (iTunes), Super Duper‘s Vessels (iTunes), Tomorrow x Together‘s The Dream Chapter: Star (iTunes), Upsahl‘s Hindsight 20/20 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Antisocial Socialites”, Kyan Palmer & nicopop. featuring Yuri Joness (iTunes)
“Are You Like Me”, New Dialogue (iTunes)
“Big Blue” / “Sunflower”, Vampire Weekend (iTunes)
“Blind (Acoustic)”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“By The River”, Klingande featuring Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“Cut My Teeth”, James Droll (iTunes)
“Dancing With A Stranger (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Sam Smith & Normani (iTunes)
“Dollar To A Diamond”, Maya B (iTunes)
“Favorite Sound”, Audien x Echosmith (iTunes)
“Feelings”, John Newman (iTunes)
“Ghost Of Ohio”, Andy Black (iTunes)
“Gloria”, Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“Go Easy”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“Good For Me”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“Goodbye Boy”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“GTFO”, Cubbi (iTunes)
“Have Mercy”, YBN Cordae (iTunes)
“Here With Me”, Marshmello featuring CHVRCHES (iTunes)
“Hit Your Heart”, Dagny x Steve Aoki (iTunes)
“Honest”, PUBLIC (iTunes)
“Honestly”, Jai Waetford featuring Carmouflage Rose (iTunes)
“House Of Glass”, Cage The Elephant (iTunes)
“How It’s Supposed To Be (Kid Froopy Remix)”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“Hypersonic Missiles”, Sam Fender (iTunes)
“I’m Not Sorry”, Hardwell & Mike Williams (iTunes)
“IDK”, Bruce Wiegner (iTunes)
“Insomnia”, Daya (iTunes)
“It Only Gets Better”, WILD (iTunes)
“Kiss & Tell”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Kombucha”, Winnetka Bowling League (iTunes)
“Like It Was”, Denny White (iTunes)
“Lil Boat (Remix)”, 88GLAM featuring Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Lo/Hi”, The Black Keys (iTunes)
“Love Someone (Piano Demo)”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“Mama (Tiësto’s Big Room Remix)”, Clean Bandit featuring Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“My Bad”, Khalid (iTunes)
“My Man”, Delacey (iTunes)
“No Such Thing”, Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
“Nobody”, Mac DeMarco (iTunes)
“Plan On You”, Adam Melchor (iTunes)
“Pretty Shining People (Jack Wins Remix)”, George Ezra (iTunes)
“Pushing 20”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Recognise”, Lost Frequencies featuring Flynn (iTunes)
“Rise”, Jonas Blue featuring IZ*ONE (iTunes)
“Running Scared (Desert Song)”, The Strumbellas (iTunes)
“Sidelines”, Wallows (iTunes)
“So Am I”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Sweater Collection”, Lo Lo (iTunes)
“Tell Me”, Prince Fox featuring Ellise (iTunes)
“Temporary Love”, Ben Platt (iTunes)
“The King”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Timekeeper”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“Two Of Us”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Why Did You Run?”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Wish You Were Gay”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“With You”, Jay Sean & Gucci Mane featuring Asian Doll (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Greyson Chance, Johnny Orlando and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 21, 2003

That’s the Wayne of the world.

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 September 21, 2003:

Debuts:
39. SHERYL CROW, “The First Cut Is The Deepest”
37. OUTKAST, “Hey Ya!”
33. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible”
(see #10 below)

Biggest Mover(s):
JOSH KELLEY, “Amazing” (33-27)
O.A.R., “Hey Girl” (17-11, six spots)

10. PINK, “Trouble” (debut)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

09. MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (up 1)
Album: Coverage (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

08. LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (up 1)
Album: Liz Phair (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

07. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (down 3)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (up 1)
Album: My Soul (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Republic/Universal Records)
Peak: #4

04. DIDO, “White Flag” (up 1)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (down 2)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (up 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (up 1)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 23, 2003

No doubt, these songs are great!

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 November 23, 2003…

Debuts:
39. ROD STEWART featuring CHER, “Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered”
23. TRAIN, “When I Look To The Sky”

Biggest Mover(s):
P!NK, “God Is A DJ” (24-15, nine spots)

10. LINKIN PARK, “Numb” (up 7)
Album: Meteora (2003, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

09. SARAH MCLACHLAN, “Fallen” (steady, second week)
Album: Afterglow (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (down 1)
Album: Measure Of A Man (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (up 5)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music” (steady, second week)
Album: In The Zone (2003, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. DIDO, “White Flag” (down 2)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “The Voice Within” (up 1)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down” (up 1)
Album: A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003, Vagrant Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. NELLY FURTADO, “Powerless (Say What You Want)” (steady, second week)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. NO DOUBT, “It’s My Life” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Singles 1992–2003 (2003, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 2, 2003

"Down" and up this week's chart.

“Down” and up this week’s chart.

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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 2, 2003…

Debuts:
40. MICHAEL MCDONALD, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
35. LINKIN PARK, “Numb”

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

10. SHERYL CROW, “The First Cut Is The Deepest” (steady, second week)
Album: The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow (2003, A&M Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “The Voice Within” (up 22)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

08. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down” (up 6)
Album: A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003, Vagrant Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music” (up 1)
Album: In The Zone (2003, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (down 3)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

05. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (steady, second week)
Album: Measure Of A Man (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. NELLY FURTADO, “Powerless (Say What You Want)” (steady, second week)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (down 2)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. DIDO, “White Flag” (steady, second week)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. NO DOUBT, “It’s My Life” (up 5)
Album: The Singles 1992–2003 (2003, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 12, 2003

"Mom" knows best.

“Mom” knows best.

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 to the final year of middle school, a few weeks into eighth grade, and revisit my top songs from this week in 2003…

Debuts:
38. WILLA FORD featuring LADY MAY, “A Toast To Men”
34. KILEY DEAN, “Who Will I Run To?”
29. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music”

Biggest Mover(s):
MICHAEL BUBLE, “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” (31-23, eight spots)

10. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (up 7)
Album: Measure Of A Man (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

09. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “Bright Lights” (steady, second week)
Album: More Than You Think You Are (2002, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (down 2)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Republic/Universal Records)
Peak: #4

07. MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Coverage (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

06. O.A.R., “Hey Girl” (up 2)
Album: In Between Now And Then (2003, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (steady, third week)
Album: My Soul (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. PINK, “Trouble” (steady, second week)
Album: Try This (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. DIDO, “White Flag” (steady, third week)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 9, 2003

The “Life” of the charts.

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 to the fall of eighth grade and my middle school days and revisit the top songs from this week in 2003…

Debuts:
40. KELIS, “Milkshake”
32. PINK, “God Is A DJ”
26. LILLIX, “Tomorrow”

Biggest Mover(s):
WILLA FORD featuring LADY MAY, “A Toast To Men” (27-15, twelve spots)

10. SARAH MCLACHLAN, “Fallen” (up 2)
Album: Afterglow (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (down 3)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

08. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (down 3)
Album: Measure Of A Man (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music” (steady, second week)
Album: In The Zone (2003, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (down 3)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

05. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “The Voice Within” (up 4)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

04. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down” (up 4)
Album: A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003, Vagrant Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. NELLY FURTADO, “Powerless (Say What You Want)” (up 1)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. DIDO, “White Flag” (steady, third week)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. NO DOUBT, “It’s My Life” (steady, second week)
Album: The Singles 1992–2003 (2003, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 5, 2000

Showing some strength.

Showing some strength.

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 all the way back to fifth grade (yikes!) and revisit the top songs from this week in 2000…

Debuts:
40. SADE, “By Your Side”
38. TONI BRAXTON, “Spanish Guitar”
37. FUEL, “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”
35. O-TOWN, “Liquid Dreams”

Biggest Mover(s):
SHAGGY featuring RIKROK, “It Wasn’t Me” (22-14, eight spots)

10. DIDO, “Here With Me” (down 1)
Album: No Angel (2000, Arista Records)
Peak: #9

09. NINE DAYS, “If I Am” (up 2)
Album: The Madding Crowd (2000, 550 Music)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. VITAMIN C, “The Itch” (up 5)
Album: More (2001, Elektra Records)
Peak: #5

07. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Stronger” (up 7)
Album: Oops!… I Did It Again (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

06. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “If You’re Gone” (up 1)
Album: Mad Season (2000, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. *NSYNC, “This I Promise You” (down 3)
Album: No Strings Attached (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. DREAM, “He Loves U Not” (steady, third week)
Album: It Was All A Dream (2001, Bad Boy Entertainment/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. DESTINY’S CHILD, “Independent Women, Part I” (up 2)
Album: Charlie’s Angels: Music From The Motion Picture (2000, Columbia Records) and Survivor (2001, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Shape Of My Heart” (up 1)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. RICKY MARTIN, “She Bangs” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Sound Loaded (2000, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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Roll The Credits: Big Delays From The Big Screen

From flicks to hits.

From flicks to hits.

Around the world, people have been grooving to the latest single by Pharrell Williams, “Happy”. The 40-year-old’s new jam has now been to #1 in ten countries including Australia and the United Kingdom. However, the song has a long history, one that’s especially surprising considering the performer’s been red hot as both a singer and producer over the past year.

You may not know that “Happy” was first released on the soundtrack to the film Despicable Me 2, out last July. A radio edit was serviced at the time, but wasn’t heavily pushed. Several months went by and then a “24-hour” music video for it was made available in November, meant to promote the song rather than the movie (although there are scenes with characters from it dancing along to the music.) Now, with a Beats By Dre ad all over TV, it’s being serviced again to U.S. radio next week as the first single from Williams’s upcoming solo album with no further tie-ins to the film. Confusing, yes?

This isn’t the first time this kind of thing’s happened, but it’s not often that it does. In fact, in some cases, it takes years for a song originally found on a soundtrack to become a hit in its own right. Here are some notable examples from the past:

“Another Part Of Me”, Michael Jackson (1986-1988)
Captain EO, a science fiction movie starring Jackson in the lead role, premiered at both Disney World and Disneyland in September 1986 and featured this song at the end of it. A year later, it was on Jackson’s hit album Bad, and as the sixth single to be released from the effort, it went as high as #11 in September 1988. “Part” was the only top ten miss of that era.

“Lily Was Here”, David A. Stewart featuring Candy Dulfer (1989-1991)
“Lily” was used in the 1989 Dutch film De Kassière, which was released during that summer. It took until November to hit #1 on the Dutch Singles Chart, spending six weeks in the position, and it took until the spring of 1991 to see a single release in the U.S., eventually peaking at #11 on the Hot 100 in July. It remains one of the last instrumentals to reach the top 40.

“Thank You”, Dido (1998-2001)
Back in 1998, “Thank You” was included on the soundtrack to Sliding Doors, which featured several other charting singles at the time from Aqua (“Turn Back Time”) and Blair (“Have Fun, Go Mad”). It wasn’t until it was sampled on Eminem‘s “Stan” that the song was given a release in the U.S., going to #3 on both CHR radio and the Hot 100 in the spring of 2001.

“Cups (When I’m Gone)”, Anna Kendrick (2012-2013)
From the successful Pitch Perfect, which opened in September 2012, the lyrics for “Cups” date back to the 1930’s when it was written as a bluegrass composition. The song originally went for adds in February 2013, a few months after the movie was out on DVD, but it wasn’t until August that it slowly rose to #6 on the Hot 100 (#8 CHR). A sequel is now in the works.

There are also several songs that didn’t break the charts until after being awarded (or their respective film being awarded) at ceremonies such as the Academy Awards. These instances mostly took place in the 70’s and include “The Morning After” by Maureen McGovern (from The Poseidon Adventure) and “The Rose” by Bette Midler (from The Rose). One of the longer waits was by “I’m Easy” by Keith Carradine, named Best Original Song at the Academy Awards, which didn’t peak until August 1976 at #17, over a year after Nashville opened. Another is “Chariots Of Fire” by Vangelis from the film of the same name, the winner for Best Score; it first premiered in March 1981, but didn’t reach #1 until May 1982.

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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (November 25)

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The time is now for Midnight.

Turn it up… Monday? For the last of three times this holiday season, it’s a manic Monday in the music industry as most new releases hit the shelves just in time for some turkey talk. (NOTE: some releases may still not be out until Tuesday dependent on record label availability/iTunes response time.) Here’s what you need to know about on the schedule for the week of November 25:

  • They’ve been taking over iTunes all week with digital singles like “Diana” and “Strong” from their last album; now, One Direction is finally in stores with their third full-length release, Midnight Memories. The current radio single from it is the ballad “Story Of My Life”. Get ready for a massive sales week ahead for it. It will almost certainly eclipse the 500,000 mark here, and the ceiling is anyone’s guess (iTunes).
  • Last season on The Voice, young Country singer Danielle Bradbery won the competition for Blake Shelton‘s team. This week, her self-titled debut album is out, featuring the recent Country radio hit “The Heart Of Dixie” (iTunes).
  • Mr. 305 turned Mr. Worldwide, the rapper known as Pitbull, is warming things up for the holidays with the Meltdown edition of his 2012 release, Global Warming. You’ve probably heard new single “Timber”, a collaboration with Ke$ha, all over the radio. It’s available in both a deluxe edition (iTunes) and a stand-alone EP of just the new material (iTunes).
  • Recorded live last year at the Barclays Center, the legendary Barbra Streisand is out with Back To Brooklyn, featuring all the hits and then some. A physical edition includes an added DVD. (iTunes)
  • Is it an odd collaboration? Yes. Does it work? Surprisingly enough, yes. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and jazz singer Norah Jones team up for Foreverly, a collection of the Everly Brothers covers (iTunes).
  • Other albums in stores this week include Bill Cosby‘s Far From Finished (iTunes), Dido‘s Greatest Hits (iTunes), Florida Georgia Line‘s Here’s To The Good Times – This Is How We Roll edition (iTunes) and the soundtrack to the film Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Cried”, the first radio single from American Idol winner Candice Glover‘s forthcoming album, Music Speaks. (iTunes)
  • “Rollercoaster”, the latest Music Mondays release from Justin Bieber. (iTunes)

Next week, Britney Spears gets to “work bitch” as Britney Jean hits stores, but how will she fare against Jake Owen and the Carrie Underwood-led The Sound Of Music soundtrack? A preview is coming next Tuesday!

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