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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 19, 2014

Shut up and go back in time.

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 October 19, 2014…

Debuts:
40. TRAIN, “Cadillac, Cadillac”
39. ED SHEERAN, “Thinking Out Loud”
38. PASSENGER, “27”

Biggest Mover(s):
TAKE THAT, “These Days” (40-35)
OLLY MURS featuring TRAVIE MCCOY, “Wrapped Up” (38-33)
JAMES BLUNT, “When I Find Love Again” (33-28)
ONE DIRECTION, “Steal My Girl” (25-20, five spots)

10. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Fools Gold” (steady, second week)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. MARY LAMBERT, “Secrets” (down 1)
Album: Heart On My Sleeve (2014, Capitol Records)
Peak: #8

08. ED SHEERAN, “Don’t” (down 1)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2

07. RIXTON, “Wait On Me” (down 1)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for five weeks

06. WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (up 3)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes” (down 1)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Cecilia And The Satellite” (up 1)
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (2014, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

03. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Unpack Your Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Behind The Light (2014, 19/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Shake It Off” (down 1)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. JAMIE SCOTT, “Unbreakable” (up 1)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 27, 2012

Call it 2012 in music.

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 27, 2012…

Debuts:
40. WILL YOUNG, “I Just Want A Lover”
39. KELLY CLARKSON, “Dark Side”
38. TRAIN, “50 Ways To Say Goodbye”
37. KATY PERRY, “Wide Awake”

Biggest Mover(s):
FUN., “Some Nights” (35-24, eleven spots)

10. TRAIN, “Drive By” (down 2)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. MAROON 5, “Payphone” (up 3)
Album: Overexposed (2012, A&M/Octone/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

08. GRAFFITI6, “Stare Into The Sun” (up 3)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. KARMIN, “Brokenhearted” (steady, second week)
Album: Hello (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

06. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (down 2)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

05. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (down 2)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. DANIEL POWTER, “Cupid” (up 2)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, International Solutions/Avex/Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

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

02. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Call Me Maybe” (up 3)
Album: Kiss (2012, Schoolboy/604/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 4, 2012

“Know” your duets and duos.

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 4, 2012…

Debuts:
40. JOHN MAYER, “Shadow Days”

39. SNOW PATROL, “This Isn’t Everything You Are”

Biggest Mover(s):
ADELE, “Rumour Has It” (36-30)
KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (23-17, six spots)

10. NICKELBACK, “Lullaby” (up 1)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. ADAM LAMBERT, “Better Than I Know Myself” (up 3)
Album: Trespassing (2012, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. MAT KEARNEY, “Ships In The Night” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Young Love (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. ONE DIRECTION, “One Thing” (up 2)
Album: Up All Night (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

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

05. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (down 1)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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

03. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (steady, third week)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (steady, third week)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Fairfax/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 10, 2013

Hunting for hits.

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 10, 2013…

Debuts:
39. BEN HOWARD, “Keep Your Head Up”
38. TEGAN & SARA, “Closer”

Biggest Mover(s):
P!NK featuring NATE RUESS, “Just Give Me A Reason” (up 24-15, nine spots)

10. BRITT NICOLE, “Gold” (up 1)
Album: Gold (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for four weeks

09. ONEREPUBLIC, “If I Lose Myself” (up 4)
Album: Native (2013, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

08. P!NK, “Try” (down 3)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

07. ED SHEERAN, “Lego House” (up 1)
Album: + (2012, Elektra Records)
Peak: #7

06. MAROON 5, “Daylight” (up 1)
Album: Overexposed (2012, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

05. HUNTER HAYES, “Wanted” (up 1)
Album: Hunter Hayes (2011, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5

04. FUN., “Carry On” (down 2)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (steady, second week)
Album: Red (2012, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. TRAIN, “Mermaid” (up 2)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. OLLY MURS, “Troublemaker” (steady, third week)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 1, 2015

“Good” times in 2015.

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 1, 2015…

Debuts:
38. SAINT MOTEL, “My Type”
37. LIFE OF DILLON, “Overload”

Biggest Mover(s):
ELLIE GOULDING, “Love Me Like You Do” (up 25-15, ten spots)

10. WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (down 3)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Style” (up 7)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. HOODIE ALLEN featuring ED SHEERAN, “All About It” (up 2)
Album: People Keep Talking (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. MARTIN LUKE BROWN, “Nostalgia” (up 1)
Album: Nostalgia (Single) (2014, Parlophone Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Blank Space” (down 2)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. ONE DIRECTION, “Night Changes” (up 1)
Album: FOUR (2014, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. MAT KEARNEY, “Heartbeat” (up 1)
Album: JUST KIDS (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. MARK RONSON featuring BRUNO MARS, “Uptown Funk” (steady, third week)
Album: Uptown Special (2015, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

01. ED SHEERAN, “Thinking Out Loud” (steady, third week)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 14, 2020)

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: Alicia Keys and Halsey have the key records finishing in the top two. At the end of the day, it was a close one. Did the underdog succeed? Let’s add ’em up:

YOU SHOULD BE AT THE TOP: After a very tight battle for the top of the report this week, Keys’s “Underdog” narrowly edged out Halsey’s “You Should Be Sad” as the Most Added song at the Top 40 format. The former checked in with 119 stations, while the latter came in with 111. Keys, who will be hosting the Grammy Awards at the end of the month, recently scored her first chart entry at the format in seven years. Halsey, whose Manic album streets this Friday, recently peaked at #8 here with “Graveyard”.

International hit “Ride It” by DJ/producer Regard makes its first trip into the top ten this week, securing 11 adds and eighth place on the leaderboard. The song has been moving towards the top 50 for a few weeks now; we’ll see if this boost gets it in there.

Charting songs from Lewis Capaldi and Trevor Daniel are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

What a man gotta do to get the Most Added song at the format? The Jonas Brothers will let us in on the answer next Tuesday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. ALICIA KEYS, “Underdog” (RCA)
2. HALSEY, “You Should Be Sad” (Capitol)
3. CAMILA CABELLO featuring DABABY, “My Oh My” (Syco/Epic)
4. THE WEEKND, “Blinding Lights” (XO/Republic)
5. TREVOR DANIEL, “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
6-T. ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B, “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
6-T. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Before You Go” (Capitol)
8. REGARD, “Ride It” (Epic)
9-T. BLACK EYED PEAS x J BALVIN, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” (Epic)
9-T. DOJA CAT, “Juicy” (Kemosabe/RCA)
9-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Yummy” (Def Jam)
9-T. ZEDD & KEHLANI, “Good Thing” (Interscope)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 7, 2020)

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 Bieber has a very tasty Top 40 recipe for the pop audience, as the panel dishes some big add totals for the first official impact date of 2020. Let’s add ’em up:

JUSTIN CASE YOU FORGOT: Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Justin Bieber is flying up the pop chart as a collaborator on Dan + Shay‘s “10,000 Hours” and with his own solo track “Yummy”, the latter of which leads the week’s Top 40 adds report with 178 stations coming in on impact. (That’s nine stations short of clearing the whole panel.) It also led the reports at the Hot AC, Rhythmic and Urban formats, earning nearly 365 stations in its first week across all formats in North America. Back at Top 40 radio, the song will cruise into the top 20 by Sunday’s published chart and could be a serious top ten record soon after that.

After some early action at the format, Camila Cabello‘s current single, the DaBaby-assisted “My Oh My”, makes a move into the runner-up spot on the report with 104 stations on impact. The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” also brightens the top three on the log with 67 stations in its first full week, as “Heartless” continues to surge towards the top ten.

Charting songs from Billie Eilish, Doja Cat and Ed Sheeran are among those returning to the top ten on this week’s report.

Following early add support for several weeks, Trevor Daniel‘s “Falling” will be the Tok of the panel when it impacts on Tuesday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Yummy” (Def Jam)
2. CAMILA CABELLO featuring DABABY, “My Oh My” (Syco/Epic)
3. THE WEEKND, “Blinding Lights” (XO/Republic)
4. ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B, “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
5. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Before You Go” (Capitol)
6. TREVOR DANIEL, “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
7. BILLIE EILISH, “Everything I Wanted” (Darkroom/Interscope)
8. DOJA CAT, “Juicy” (Kemosabe/RCA)
9-T. JOJI & JACKSON WANG (88RISING) featuring SWAE LEE & MAJOR LAZER, “Walking” (88rising/12Tone)
9-T. ZEDD & KEHLANI, “Good Thing” (Interscope)

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #40-31

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

40. DEAN LEWIS, “7 Minutes”
Album: A Place We Knew
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8

39. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved”
Album: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
Label: Capitol
Peak: #8

38. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Now That I Found You”
Album: Dedicated
Label: Schoolboy/Interscope
Peak: #7

37. STEPHEN PUTH, “Look Away”
Album: (single only)
Label: Arista
Peak: #6

36. ALEC BENJAMIN, “Let Me Down Slowly”
Album: Narrated For You
Label: Artist Partner Group/Atlantic
Peak: #1 for one week
2018 YE: #99

35. SMITH & THELL featuring SWEDISH JAM FACTORY, “Forgive Me Friend”
Album: Telephone Wires (EP)
Label: Arista
Peak: #6

34. ELTON JOHN & TARON EGERTON, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”
Album: Rocketman (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #7

33. NOAH KAHAN, “Mess”
Album: Busyhead
Label: Republic
Peak: #5

32. DEAN LEWIS, “Stay Awake”
Album: A Place We Knew
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #4

31. ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER, “I Don’t Care”
Album: No.6 Collaborations Project
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 15, 2019)

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. From Christmas, FL to North Pole, NY, this year’s holiday season is coming fast and so are some massive musical gifts. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

ON THE “GOOD” LIST: Santa’s certainly been quite nice to Lizzo this year, as “Good As Hell” remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart for the fourth week. The multi-format smash is down more than 600 spins this week, but is still a fair distance ahead of a number of songs. Can her second chart-topper at the format remain at the top through the holiday freeze? Stay tuned.

Soaring from 43-29, “South Of The Border” becomes the 20th top 40 hit on the pop radio chart for Ed Sheeran, as well as the 14th solo top 40 hit for Camila Cabello and the ninth for Cardi B (if Mediabase officially credits the latter two performers.) The single marks the third to reach the top 40 from Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project album. Leaping from 47-40, “Checklist” checks into the top 40 for MAX and Chromeo. It’s the fourth top 40 song for the former and the second for the duo, who last charted in 2014.

There’s also some decent top 50 debut action this week, with the first chart appearances by Doja Cat and Brockhampton leading the way. “Juicy” and “Sugar”, which pair nicely in both an edible and musical manner, are new at #47 and #49, respectively. “Juicy” rises a notch to #8 on this week’s Rhythmic radio chart and is headed towards the top ten on the Urban list. Meanwhile, a third new tune bows in the region this week: The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights”, lighting up at #50. Released a couple of weeks ago, during the same period as “Heartless”, the song continues to see sales and streaming action without an official radio push. “Heartless” makes a huge move from 23-16 on the chart, as it races up the top 40 at several radio formats.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 10, 2019)

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: Harry Styles is adored by his many fans and Top 40 programmers alike, as his latest solo single has a big win on the last report of the year. Let’s add ’em up:

A STYLISH END TO THE YEAR: It’s the final impact date for the year and the decade, so some adoration for the format seems like a good way to head out with a bang. Harry Styles is back with the first radio single from his upcoming album Fine Line: “Adore You” blasts onto the list with a massive 169 adds on impact. Just in case you were wondering, “Sign Of The Times” started with 127 adds in its first week in April 2017, which was previously his largest one-week total as a solo artist. “Adore” made the top 40 by last Sunday’s published update, so expect a significant jump up the chart by this weekend.

Billie Eilish‘s “Everything I Wanted” and Ant Saunders‘s “Yellow Hearts” also impacted at the format today, though both songs have already seen some solid action here in the last month. Eilish finished in second place with 56 stations, while Saunders tied for fifth with 16.

Established hits by Arizona Zervas, Blackbear and The Weeknd are among those returning to the top ten on the report.

The usual Tuesday night adds recap will return in January once singles begin impacting again, but until then, you can still read our Sunday night recap for all the latest chart stats from the pop world. Happy holidays!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. HARRY STYLES, “Adore You” (Columbia)
2. BILLIE EILISH, “Everything I Wanted” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3. ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B, “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
4. ARIZONA ZERVAS, “Roxanne” (Columbia)
5-T. ANT SAUNDERS, “Yellow Hearts” (Arista)
5-T. DOJA CAT, “Juicy” (Kemosabe/RCA)
7-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
7-T. THE WEEKND, “Heartless” (Republic)
9. TREVOR DANIEL, “Falling” (Alamo/Interscope)
10. BROCKHAMPTON, “Sugar” (Question Everything/RCA)

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