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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 25, 2014

“Already” four years ago.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 25, 2014…

Debuts:
39. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Believer”
38. MILKY CHANCE, “Stolen Dance”
35. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane”

Biggest Movers:
COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (26-18, eight spots)

10. OH HONEY, “Be Okay” (up 1)
Album: With Love (EP) (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #10

09. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (steady, second week)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

08. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (steady, second week)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (down 3)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (down 1)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

05. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (up 2)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

04. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (up 2)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (steady, second week)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, third week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 29, 2012

“Back” to 2012.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 29, 2012…

Debuts:
40. ADAM LAMBERT, “Never Close Our Eyes”
39. ALEX CLARE, “Too Close”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAROON 5, “Payphone” (28-18, ten spots)

10. KARMIN, “Brokenhearted” (up 2)
Album: Hello (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

09. DANIEL POWTER, “Cupid” (up 5)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, International Solutions/Avex/Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

08. OLLY MURS, “Oh My Goodness” (down 1)
Album: Right Place Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

07. KEANE, “Silenced By The Night” (up 1)
Album: Strangeland (2012, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (steady, third week)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. TRAIN, “Drive By” (down 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (up 1)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

02. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (down 1)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (up 1)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 22, 2015

Are you “Good” now?

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 22, 2015…

Debuts:
38. WHO IS FANCY, “Goodbye”
37. HUDSON TAYLOR, “World Without You”
36. TAKE THAT, “Let In The Sun”
35. THE SCRIPT, “Man On A Wire”

Biggest Mover(s):
TORI KELLY, “Nobody Love” (up 33-23, ten spots)

10. MAROON 5, “Sugar” (up 1)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. ANDY GRAMMER, “Honey, I’m Good” (steady, second week)
Album: Magazines Or Novels (2014, S-Curve/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. ONE DIRECTION, “Night Changes” (down 2)
Album: FOUR (2014, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. MARTIN LUKE BROWN, “Nostalgia” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Nostalgia (Single) (2014, Parlophone Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. MARK RONSON featuring BRUNO MARS, “Uptown Funk” (down 2)
Album: Uptown Special (2015, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. ED SHEERAN, “Thinking Out Loud” (down 2)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. ELLIE GOULDING, “Love Me Like You Do” (up 4)
Album: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Soundtrack) (2015, CT/Republic-Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Style” (up 2)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. MAT KEARNEY, “Heartbeat” (steady, second week)
Album: JUST KIDS (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. THE SCRIPT, “No Good In Goodbye” (steady, second week)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 21, 2018)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. The government may not be open, but we’re sure open to analyzing this week’s data and giving you the best of the best music at pop radio. Let’s get into it!

THE COAST IS SHEER: Ahead of the release of his recently announced next single, “Happier”, coming this spring, Ed Sheeran is still perfectly happy with “Perfect”, which tops this week’s CHR/Top 40 chart for the second week. It does the same on the Hot AC chart, and also climbs 5-4 on the regular AC list, where it’s sure to reach #1 soon. (It’s also nearing the top 20 on Rhythmic radio.) A third week at #1 at the Top 40 format is possible, with “Perfect” still 1,200 spins ahead of Halsey‘s “Bad At Love” (up 3-2, without a bullet), though Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” (up 4-3, gaining 1,400 spins) continues to look like a future #1 song. In any case, Sheeran’s still slaying effortlessly, which is no surprise, and his three concurrent chart hits (including features on Taylor Swift‘s “End Game” at #11 and Eminem‘s “River” at #24) are just the start of what should be a very successful 2018 for the singer/songwriter.

“FOR” BY FOUR: Four songs are new to the top 40 this week, three by bands and one a collaboration between two solo artists. Up a quick 13 notches to #33 to score their 25th top 40 entry since 2003, Maroon 5‘s “Wait” is certainly in a hurry to rise up the chart! Just a few weeks ago, the SZA-assisted “What Lovers Do”, which goes recurrent on this update after 20 weeks in the top 40, went to #3. Below “Wait”, two songs make a move of eight spots this week: “Hold Me Tight Or Don’t” by Fall Out Boy, up 44-36 and “Walk On Water” by Thirty Seconds To Mars, up 45-37. Fall Out Boy earns their 14th top 40 entry at the format and their first from the album M A N I A, which was released on Friday, while Thirty Seconds To Mars gets their third top 40 entry here and their first since “Closer To The Edge” in 2011, going to #32 that April. Finally, blasting onto the survey at #39, “For You” gives singers Liam Payne and Rita Ora share in their first top 40 single together, which becomes the fourth solo hit for Payne and the fifth for Ora. Taken off the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Freed, out on February 9, the Fifty Shades trilogy joins other film trilogies such as Beverly Hills Cop and Men In Black in having a top 40 pop hit from each of its three movies in the collection.

Further down the chart toward this week’s top 50 entries, look out for two notable songs from my own personal chart, “My My My!” by Troye Sivan (#46) and “Woman” from Kesha and The Dap-Kings Horns (#47), which both head for adds this Tuesday. The only other new song, the politically charged “Sick Boy” by The Chainsmokers, bows at #50, though it’s unclear whether this track is getting a full push to radio.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 14, 2018)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. It’s nearly impossible to like every single hit in the top 50 on any given week, but let’s stop short of calling the chart a sh-thole, alright? There’s plenty of music to go around, and that’s what our weekly report is all about. Let’s go!

CONNECTION TO PERFECTION: Nothing in life is perfect, but for singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran, some perfection can be found at the top of this week’s CHR/Top 40 chart. Of course, that’s his current single “Perfect”, which moves from 2-1. It’s Sheeran’s third #1 song at the format, following the one-week “Thinking Out Loud” in 2015 and the ten-week “Shape Of You” from last year. It also moves 2-1 on the Hot AC chart, giving the performer his fourth chart-topper on that particular format. (“Photograph” spent five weeks atop the Hot AC list in 2015.) Two updated versions of the single, one featuring Beyoncé and another with Andrea Bocelli, have performed strongly in the digital space, fueling its run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the past five weeks. Sheeran has a shot at a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, though hits from Halsey (#3) and Dua Lipa (#4) will be closing in on him soon.

WATCH YOUR “WAIT”: As Justin Timberlake‘s “Filthy” (up 22-17) and Bruno Mars‘s remix of “Finesse” (with Cardi B, up 33-18) continue to fly up the survey, potentially battling it out for #1 next month, there’s some smaller action in the lower regions of the chart. Rising from 16-15 with the Halsey-assisted “Him & I”G-Eazy finally makes the top 40 with the lead single off his recent album The Beautiful & Damned, “No Limit”, moving 42-40. The track features A$AP Rocky and the aforementioned Cardi B, both of whom claim their third top 40 hit at the format, while G-Eazy has his eighth. (“Limit” previously reached #1 on the Rhythmic and Urban charts.) Several notches below that, at #46, is the latest single from Maroon 5‘s Red Pill Blues album. “Wait”, which doesn’t, at least when it comes to striking before its impact date, should have a fairly good chance at entering the top 40 next week. (It would be their 25th single to hit the region since the summer of 2003, whenever it occurs.)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 9, 2018)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars (along with Cardi B) led a fierce battle for the top spot, though it also caused the weekly totals outside of the top five to drop significantly. Let’s add it up, shall we?

READ FOR FILTH: Scoring a fantastic 178 adds on impact and starting off 2018 on a high note, RCA’s Justin Timberlake has this week’s Most Added title with a polarizing pop track called “Filthy”. It’s the lead single from his forthcoming studio album Man Of The Woods, hitting stores February 2, though I suppose you could argue that the programmers of the pop panel are stans of the woods, at least judging by how the first taste of the set performed this week. Just behind Timberlake’s massive total, Bruno Mars and Cardi B take second place with “Finesse”, starting with an equally-notable 154 combined adds (148 for their remix and six for the 2016 Mars original) this week. The remix remains at #1 on Apple Music and iTunes in the U.S., ahead of “Filthy”, and its music video, an homage to the TV series In Loving Color, led YouTube’s Trending chart upon release last Thursday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP FIVE
1. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Filthy” (RCA)
2. BRUNO MARS & CARDI B, “Finesse” (Atlantic)
3. CAMILA CABELLO, “Never Be The Same” (Syco/Epic)
4. EMINEM featuring ED SHEERAN, “River” (Shady/Interscope)
5. LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA, “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)” (Republic)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 24, 2017

A six-pack for Christmas.

DEBUTS
39. Tom Walker – Leave A Light On
36. U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Maroon 5 – Wait (40)
27. Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes (29)
21. James Arthur – Naked (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (07) | PEAK: #02
09. Scott Helman – PDA (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Dua Lipa – New Rules (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (05) | PEAK: #05
04. The Script – Arms Open (04) | PEAK: #04
03. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (2)
2. Serena Ryder – Ice Age (5)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (3)
4. Flagship – Midnight (8)
5. Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (7)
6. Why Don’t We – These Girls (6)
7. River Matthews – Sunshine (-)
8. John Splithoff – Sing To You (-)
9. Jamie Scott featuring Carpet Boy – Feels So Good (-)
10. Sugarland – Still The Same (-)

In The Mix:
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Cody Simpson & The Tide – Waiting On The Tide (new)
Dashboard Confessional – We Fight
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous

Chart Notes:

  • Have a Merry Christmas from PGTC! See you next Sunday for the last chart for 2017.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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