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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 20, 2014

The Hunger for more.

It’s a kind of “Magic”.

DEBUTS
39. MAGIC! – Don’t Kill The Magic
36. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. One Direction – You & I (40)
31. Katy Perry – Birthday (38)
27. Sheppard – Geronimo (32)
18. Ed Sheeran – Sing (30) | BIGGEST MOVER
15. Foster The People – Best Friend (20)
08. A Great Big World – Already Home (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (12) | PEAK: #09
08. A Great Big World – Already Home (15) | PEAK: #08
07. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (11) | PEAK: #07
06. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J & Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Bastille – Bad Blood (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (03) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – Magic (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Taylor Henderson – When You Were Mine (1)
2. Disco Mystery – No Price (4)
3. Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last (3)
4. Donkeyboy – Crazy Something Normal (6)
5. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (7)
6. Saint Raymond – Everything She Wants (8)
7. The 1975 – Robbers (10)
8. Sebell – Till The Sun Burns Out (9)
9. Jeremy Redmore – Bad Philosophy (-)
10. The Seasons – Apples (-)

In The Mix:
Avril Lavigne – Give You What You Like
Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass – Extraordinary
Daughtry – Battleships
Imagine Dragons – Bleeding Out
Kylie Minogue – I Was Gonna Cancel
OneRepublic – Love Runs Out (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Passenger – Heart’s On Fire (new)
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
Red Wanting Blue – You Are My Las Vegas
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Sarah McLachlan – In Your Shoes
The Fray – Break Your Plans

Chart Notes:

  • As predicted last week, it’s a particularly active top ten this week as four songs enter into it. Two are by newcomers: Clean Bandit/Jess Glynne at #10 and Rixton at #7. For duo A Great Big World at #8, it’s their second top ten to date following the #2 “Say Something” from a few months ago. Lastly, there’s Passenger at #9, who is now four for four with top ten records dating back to his chart debut last year. His previous three, “Let Her Go”, “Holes” and “The Wrong Direction”, all climbed to #1.
  • Moving up twelve spots to #18 is the week’s Biggest Mover, “Sing” by Ed Sheeran. With a fast start at both radio and retail, it is well on its way to becoming one of this summer’s hottest singles. He recently performed it and a new song, “Don’t”, on Saturday Night Live.
  • Two debuts enter the chart this week — the highest, at #36, is by newcomer SecondCity. The DJ and producer was born in Chicago and is now based in London. “I Wanna Feel” interpolates the classic 1995 single by Toni Braxton, “You’re Makin’ Me High.” The song is out in the U.K. on May 25 and is already looking like a future winner on the charts across the pond.
  • Down at #39 is the second top 40 hit for the Canadian band MAGIC!, who recently peaked at #2 with debut single “Rude”. Their latest is “Don’t Kill The Magic”, which gives us two magical titles on the chart this week. (The other, by Coldplay, is at #1 for a second frame and is simply titled “Magic”.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 13, 2014

The Hunger for more.

Could this be the “Magic” at last?

DEBUTS
40. One Direction – You & I
39. Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)
38. Katy Perry – Birthday
30. Ed Sheeran – Sing | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Sheppard – Geronimo (38)
29. Andy Grammer – Back Home (35)
20. Foster The People – Best Friend (28)
15. A Great Big World – Already Home (24) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
12. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (17)
04. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (09)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Christina Perri – Human (10) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
09. Gary Barlow and Elton John – Face To Face (06) | PEAK: #04
08. Foster The People – Coming Of Age (04) | PEAK: #03
07. The 1975 – Settle Down (05) | PEAK: #05
06. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J & Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (07) | PEAK: #07
05. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (09) | PEAK: #04
03. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
02. Bastille – Bad Blood (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – Magic (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Taylor Henderson – When You Were Mine (2)
2. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (10)
3. Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last (6)
4. Disco Mystery – No Price (-)
5. MAGIC! – Don’t Kill The Magic (-)
6. Donkeyboy – Crazy Something Normal (-)
7. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (8)
8. Saint Raymond – Everything She Wants (-)
9. Sebell – Till The Sun Burns Out (9)
10. The 1975 – Robbers (-)

In The Mix:
Avril Lavigne – Give You What You Like
Clean Bandit featuring Sharna Bass – Extraordinary (new)
Daughtry – Battleships
Grizfolk – The Struggle
Imagine Dragons – Bleeding Out
Jeremy Redmore – Bad Philosophy
Kylie Minogue – I Was Gonna Cancel (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This (new)
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
Red Wanting Blue – You Are My Las Vegas (new)
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Sarah McLachlan – In Your Shoes (new)
The Fray – Break Your Plans
The Seasons – Apples

Chart Notes:

  • We have a new one at the top this week — leaping from 3-1 is Coldplay, who now have their fifth #1 on my top 40 with “Magic”. It’s the first radio single from the group’s forthcoming album, Ghost Stories, due on May 19. Their previous four chart-toppers were 2008’s “Viva La Vida”, 2011’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” and “Paradise”, and 2013’s “Atlas”.
  • Look for four songs to jump into the top ten next week, the most action upward into that region during one frame in several years. Still, with hot singles by A Great Big World (which takes the Biggest Mover title for the second week in a row), Clean Bandit/Jess Glynne, Passenger and Rixton, it’s certainly worth accommodating for. Will all four be able to reach the top spot? Highly doubtful, but with a faster turnover rate, anything can happen.
  • Of this week’s four debuts, Ed Sheeran debuts the highest at #30 with “Sing”, and no, I’m afraid that it’s not a hot Carpenters remake. (That would sound pretty peculiar anyways.) It’s his fourth chart entry to date; his biggest, “The A Team”, spent a week at #1 in April 2012. His sophomore album, X (read as “multiply”), streets on June 23.
  • Further down are the other three debuts this week: Katy Perry lands at #38 with the latest single from PRISM, “Birthday”, while Canadian duo Chromeo enter the chart for the very first time at #39 with “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”. Finally, at #40, is one of three songs in the countdown for boy band One Direction. “You & I” is the U.S. followup to “Story Of My Life”, which recently spent three weeks at #1.
  • Next week looks like another hectic week for debuts with potential entries from British DJ/producer SecondCity, the yet-to-be-identified “disco supergroup” known as Disco Mystery and Canadian rockers MAGIC!. Who gets in and who gets shut out? Find out next Sunday.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 6, 2014

Catching ZZZ's and the #1 spot.

Neon and on at #1.

DEBUTS
38. Sheppard – Geronimo

TOP GAINERS
35. Andy Grammer – Back Home (40)
28. Foster The People – Best Friend (36)
24. A Great Big World – Already Home (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (26)
16. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (22)
14. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Christina Perri – Human (09) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
09. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (12) | PEAK: #08
07. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J & Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Gary Barlow and Elton John – Face To Face (04) | PEAK: #04
05. The 1975 – Settle Down (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Foster The People – Coming Of Age (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Coldplay – Magic (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Bastille – Bad Blood (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It) (2)
2. Taylor Henderson – When You Were Mine (4)
3. One Direction – You & I (7)
4. Vance Joy – Riptide (1)
5. Katy Perry – Birthday (-)
6. Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last (8)
7. O.A.R. – Peace (5)
8. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (9)
9. Sebell – Till The Sun Burns Out (10)
10. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Augustana – Ash And Ember
Avril Lavigne – Give You What You Like
Betty Who – Heartbreak Dream
Daughtry – Battleships
Donkeyboy – Crazy Something Normal (new)
Grizfolk – The Struggle
Imagine Dragons – Bleeding Out
Jeremy Redmore – Bad Philosophy (new)
MAGIC! – Don’t Kill The Magic (new)
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
Saint Raymond – Everything She Wants (new)
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
The Fray – Break Your Plans (new)
The 1975 – Robbers (new)
The Seasons – Apples

Chart Notes:

  • After a huge debut at #26 last week, Passenger takes a leap up nine spots to #17 with “Scare Away The Dark”, his fourth top 40 single. On the chart dated April 7, 2013, one year ago, his debut hit “Let Her Go” took a similar jump from 25-18. Look for it to make the top ten in the next two weeks or so. “Scare” leads off Whispers, due June 10.
  • Their latest hit is “Already Home” and duo A Great Big World have proved that they are indeed at home on the countdown. They jump from 39-24 this week, the Biggest Mover on this week’s chart. It’s the followup to “Say” Something”, which peaked at #2. Parent album Is There Anybody Out There? remains one of my favorites of the year so far.
  • It appears that Foster The People‘s “Coming Of Age” has officially outgrown Alternative radio as it begins its descent out of the top ten, but followup “Best Friend” is already making some moves. On my chart, it climbs from 36-28. Other acts to break the top 40 on the Hot 100 talking about their best buds or people associated with them include Ral Donner & The Starfires in 1961, Queen in 1976, The Cars in 1978 and Brandy in 1995.
  • The week’s only debut at #38 belongs to Sheppard, the Australian sextet from Brisbane who charted twice last year with “Let Me Down Easy” (#10) and “Hold My Tongue” (#1 for 2 weeks). Their third entry, “Geronimo”, is their first for Decca Records and is already a top ten sales hit in their native country. Bombs away!
  • With new songs debuting next week from Ed Sheeran (“Sing”) and OneRepublic (“Love Runs Out”), it’s bound to be a busy week in music. Check back and see how they and all the rest of your favorites fare on next week’s countdown!

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (April 2014)

If you follow the radio charts like I do, you’ll want to be on top of only the freshest music being serviced across the nation. So, I’m bringing back an early PGTC feature with a bit of a revamp. With this monthly series, I’ll be highlighting some great tracks at a few different radio formats I enjoy that will be fighting for airspace over the next few months. So, what are we waiting for? Let the battles begin.

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

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A song in the “Wrong”.

NICO & VINZ – “Am I Wrong?” (April 1) (*)
Label: Warner Bros.
Already a top ten hit in several European territories, “Wrong” is currently gaining at the Hot AC format and ranking in the lower rungs of the top 40. The duo was formerly known as Envy and consists of Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery. It may already be touted as the “Song of the Summer” by the label, but this still has a ways to go. We’ll see what happens.

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Bringing cartoons to the tunes.

AJR – “I’m Ready” (April 8) (*)
Label: AJR/Warner Bros.
After months of airplay on SiriusXM’s Hits 1 and 20 on 20 as an independent act, the trio of brothers from New York City are partnering with Warner Bros. to bring “Ready” onto the terrestrial airwaves. Looks like they’ll find some life on the charts thanks a guy who lives in a pineapple under the sea. The catchy single is bound to be a summer favorite.

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Looking for a H.I.T on the chart.

LADY GAGA – “G.U.Y” (April 8) (*)
Label: Streamline/Interscope
Much has been said about ARTPOP era, but it continues to move on despite the mixed reaction. The third single from the album ranks as one of my top tracks from the disc, and a short film for it (and a few other clips from the effort) is racking up millions of views online. You can currently find her playing a set of shows to close the Roseland Ballroom.

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It has a ring to it.

DJ CASSIDY featuring ROBIN THICKE and JESSIE J – “Calling All Hearts” (April 15) (*)
Label: Columbia
It’s rising up the top ten on my personal chart, but a few delays have pushed its radio release to this month. The crazy hot disco jam leads off Paradise Royale, now due in June. A promotional single featuring R. Kelly, “Make The World Go Round”, is also out on the web. The DJ’s debut project is quite an ambitious one, but it sounds like a winner to me.

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Keeping things bright.

BIRDS OF TOKYO – “Lanterns” (April 22) (*)
Label: Loma Vista/Republic
Last year, March Fires became the first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for this five man band out of Perth. This single was the second lifted from it, peaking at #3 down there and achieving a 3x Platinum certification. With growing spin counts at Alternative and AAA radio, a crossover was bound to happen. It may be a tad bit soon, but the song is good.

ALTERNATIVE (*) and AAA (**)

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Water you waiting for?

VANCE JOY – “Riptide” (April 1) (*)
Label: Atlantic
This former top ten single in Australia and the United Kingdom recently broke the top five on the AAA survey. Now, it’s been picked up by a handful of Alternative stations before its official impact date this Tuesday. It also charted at #1 on the yearly Triple J Hottest 100, one of the most influential radio stations out of Australia. Blimey! That’s great.

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Ain’t no other “Man”.

NEULORE – “Shadow Of A Man” (April 8) (**)
Label: Island
Bandmates Adam Agin and William T. Cook formed this act five years ago and have been going steady since it. Back in 2010, they released the independent Apples & Eve, with this single being their first major label release. It was used on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy last year and Hart Of Dixie a few months ago. It’s a solid folk song with great potential.

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This is the new year.

NIGHT TERRORS OF 1927 – “Dust And Bones” (April 15) (*)
Label: Atlantic
What’s in a name? Theirs is certainly an intriguing one. Rilo Kiley lead guitarist Blake Sennett and The Honorary Title lead singer Jarrod Gorbel put their talents together two years ago for this project, and following an EP release in November, it’s time to break them on the Alternative survey. Just watch out for that music video… it’s a little freaky.

La la late to the party, we are.

Not so Lonely anymore.

SAM SMITH – “Stay With Me” (April 15) (**)
Label: Capitol
He’s also over pop radio thanks to hits from Disclosure and Naughty Boy, but we’ve yet to see a solo release from Smith on the radio… until now. Thanks to a well-received Saturday Night Live performance, “Stay” is riding a digital boost, along with the forthcoming album In The Lonely Hour. Like it or not, Smith is coming, and he won’t back down.

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More than a feeling…

THE PREATURES – “Is This How You Feel?” (April 22) (*)
Label: Harvest
I first saw these guys at CMJ back in October and they had an awesome performance. After a few more gigs at SXSW, the quintet is ready to go to radio via Harvest Records, a name relaunched a year ago by Capitol. Harvest has yet to place a single at the format, but that certainly doesn’t mean it can’t happen with this. Watch out for more from them.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 30, 2014

Catching ZZZ's and the #1 spot.

Branching out for another week.

DEBUTS
40. Andy Grammer – Back Home
39. A Great Big World – Already Home
36. Foster The People – Best Friend
26. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
22. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
21. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (26)
12. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (19) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks
06. Coldplay – Magic (11)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Eric Hutchinson – Tell The World (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Christina Perri – Human (06) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. MAGIC! – Rude (04) | PEAK: #02
07. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J & Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Coldplay – Magic (11) | PEAK: #06
05. The 1975 – Settle Down (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Gary Barlow and Elton John – Face To Face (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Foster The People – Coming Of Age (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Bastille – Bad Blood (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Vance Joy – Riptide (1)
2. Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It) (3)
3. Sheppard – Geronimo (7)
4. Taylor Henderson – When You Were Mine (6)
5. O.A.R. – Peace (5)
6. Benny Tipene – Make You Mine (2)
7. One Direction – You & I (10)
8. Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last (9)
9. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (-)
10. Sebell – Till The Sun Burns Out (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Augustana – Ash And Ember
Avril Lavigne – Give You What You Like
Betty Who – Heartbreak Dream
Daughtry – Battleships
Grizfolk – The Struggle
Hot Chelle Rae – Don’t Say Goodnight
Hunter Hayes – Invisible
Imagine Dragons – Bleeding Out
Katy Perry – Birthday (new)
Matt Cardle – Hit My Heart
Miner – Hey Love
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
Sam Smith – Stay With Me (new)
Strange Talk – Young Hearts
The Seasons – Apples (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week, two songs tie for the Biggest Mover. One of them is “Raging Fire” by former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, who leaps from 19-12 this week. It’s his third charting single. Even though he shares the title this week, it’s his third consecutive frame of earning the distinction. Will he push that to four next week? Even if he doesn’t, he’s quite likely to break the top ten.
  • The other Biggest Mover this week is the first hit for Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”, up 29-22 in its third week on the chart. It recently spent four weeks at #1 in the United Kingdom and remains in the top ten in over two dozen countries. Now that’s some chart power, and I think there’s no place they’d “rather be” than ruling the rankings.
  • At #26 is the week’s Highest Debut and the biggest one of the year so far. It’s no surprise that it belongs to Passenger, whose latest single is “Scare Away The Dark”. It’s the first radio release from his new album Whispers, due in June. The 29-year-old singer took over my chart last year with three #1 hits in a row: “Let Her Go” (12 weeks), “Holes” (5 weeks) and “The Wrong Direction” (2 weeks). “Go” also ranked as the #1 song of 2013.
  • While “Coming Of Age” remains put in the top 5, rockers Foster The People are already debuting with their followup single to it. “Best Friend” is at #36 this week and is one of my favorites from their sophomore album Supermodel. Look for it to make a splash at Alternative radio in the next few months.
  • The final two debuts of the week are all about “Home” because, well, there’s no place like it. Duo A Great Big World enter with “Already Home” at #39; it’s the followup to their #2 ballad, “Say Something”, which fell off recently. Andy Grammer also returns to the countdown this week with “Back Home”, debuting at #40. It’s his fourth chart single and his first time in the top 40 since January of last year with his former #1 “Miss Me”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 23, 2014

Catching ZZZ's and the #1 spot.

Lighting up the chart again.

DEBUTS
39. Guy Sebastian – Like A Drum
38. Hedley – Crazy For You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (36)
26. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (32)
19. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (29) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
15. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (21)
11. Coldplay – Magic (18)
08. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J & Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Eric Hutchinson – Tell The World (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Grouplove – Shark Attack (06) | PEAK: #03
08. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J & Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (13) | PEAK: #08
07. The 1975 – Settle Down (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Christina Perri – Human (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
05. Gary Barlow and Elton John – Face To Face (07) | PEAK: #05
04. MAGIC! – Rude (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Foster The People – Coming Of Age (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Bastille – Bad Blood (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Vance Joy – Riptide (3)
2. Benny Tipene – Make You Mine (1)
3. Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It) (9)
4. Foster The People – Best Friend (-)
5. O.A.R. – Peace (7)
6. Taylor Henderson – When You Were Mine (10)
7. Sheppard – Geronimo (-)
8. Aer – Says She Loves Me (2)
9. Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last (-)
10. One Direction – You & I (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Andy Grammer – Back Home (new)
Augustana – Ash And Ember
Avril Lavigne – Give You What You Like (new)
Betty Who – Heartbreak Dream
Christina Perri – Burning Gold
Daughtry – Battleships
Grizfolk – The Struggle
Hot Chelle Rae – Don’t Say Goodnight
Hunter Hayes – Invisible
Imagine Dragons – Bleeding Out (new)
Matt Cardle – Hit My Heart
Miner – Hey Love
OneRepublic – I Lived
Parmalee – Carolina
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
Sebell – Till The Sun Burns Out
Strange Talk – Young Hearts

Chart Notes:

  • In three weeks, the latest from Coldplay has gone from 28-18-11 on the chart, titled “Magic”. It’s gaining airplay at four U.S. radio formats, including Alternative and Hot AC. Should it break the top ten on the Hot 100, it would be the first magical title to rank there since “Magic” by B.o.B featuring Rivers Cuomo peaked at #10 in 2010, and the first by a band to do it since America‘s “You Can Do Magic” went to #8 in 1982.
  • “Raging Fire” once again captures the title as the Biggest Mover of the week for 23-year-old Phillip Phillips. The song jumps from 29-19 as it also advances in the top 20 at Hot AC radio. “Raging” leads Phillip’s sophomore album, which is due later this spring.
  • Fresh off a good first adds week at U.S. radio, the former U.K. #1 smash from Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”, climbs from 36-29 this week. Despite a small amount of airplay thus far, the single is already making its way up iTunes and looks to sell about 5,000 copies this week. It’s a start! Watch out for this one on the Hot 100 this summer.
  • Their single “Anything” peaked at #32 earlier this year; now, Hedley returns to my chart with “Crazy For You”, debuting at #38. It’s currently hovering around the top ten on Canada’s Hot 100. “Crazy” is the second single taken from Wild Life, which was released last November in Canada and sees a U.S. release in May.
  • The only other debut this week is from Australian singer Guy Sebastian, inat #39 with “Like A Drum”. Last fall, it hit #4 down under. It’s his first hit to reach my chart, though he’s been reaching the ARIA Singles survey at a good rate since his debut in 2003.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 16, 2014

Catching ZZZ's and the #1 spot.

Read ’em and Sleep.

DEBUTS
40. Paolo Nutini – Scream (Funk My Life Up)
37. Better Than Ezra – Crazy Lucky
36. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (39)
29. Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (26)
18. Coldplay – Magic (28)
13. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J & Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Eric Hutchinson – Tell The World (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Karmin – I Want It All (09) | PEAK: #09
08. The 1975 – Settle Down (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Gary Barlow and Elton John – Face To Face (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Grouplove – Shark Attack (05) | PEAK: #03
05. Foster The People – Coming Of Age (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Christina Perri – Human (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Bastille – Bad Blood (04) | PEAK: #03
02. MAGIC! – Rude (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Benny Tipene – Make You Mine (1)
2. Aer – Says She Loves Me (3)
3. Vance Joy – Riptide (8)
4. Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue (2)
5. Hedley – Crazy For You (-)
6. Guy Sebastian – Like A Drum (-)
7. O.A.R. – Peace (10)
8. Justin Timberlake – Not A Bad Thing (7)
9. Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It) (-)
10. Taylor Henderson – When You Were Mine (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Augustana – Ash And Ember
Betty Who – Heartbreak Dream
Christina Perri – Burning Gold
Daughtry – Battleships
Foster The People – Best Friend (new)
Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last
Grizfolk – The Struggle
Hot Chelle Rae – Don’t Say Goodnight
Hunter Hayes – Invisible
Lo-Fang – When We’re Fire
Matt Cardle – Hit My Heart
Miner – Hey Love
OneRepublic – I Lived
Parmalee – Carolina
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
R5 – (I Can’t) Forget About You
Sebell – Till The Sun Burns Out (new)
Sheppard – Geronimo
Strange Talk – Young Hearts

Chart Notes:

  • In May of 2008, a song called “Rock & Roll” entered my then Up & Coming section by a newcomer named Eric Hutchinson. Nearly six years later and now 33 years old, he has his first top ten single on my chart with “Tell The World”, advancing 13-10. Hutchinson’s Pure Fiction album is out April 8.
  • “Raging Fire” is the latest single from former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, and that flame is burning bright this week as it leaps from 40-29, the Biggest Mover on the chart. It’s his third single to hit my survey, and the first from his forthcoming sophomore album, due later this spring.
  • The week’s Highest Debut at #36 recently spent four weeks at #1 in the U.K., selling over 400,000 copies since its release in January. Still top 5 all over Europe, it’s quartet Clean Bandit and vocalist Jess Glynne‘s time to shine in the U.S. with “Rather Be”. It was added on SiriusXM’s 20 on 20 and goes for adds at CHR radio this week.
  • Debuting a notch below that at #37 is the first top 40 single in five years for Better Than Ezra, “Crazy Lucky”. During the spring of 2009, they rose to #13 with “Absolutely Still”. Of course, the trio is best known for songs like 1995’s “Good” and 1997’s “Desperately Wanting”, which hit both pop and rock radio back in the day.
  • Finally, in at #40, is the latest from Scottish singer and songwriter Paolo Nutini, titled “Scream (Funk My Life Up)”. Seven years ago, Nutini peaked at #10 with “New Shoes”, his biggest single to date. His new album, Caustic Love, is out next month.

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