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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 25, 2016

Some talented humans on the 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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 25, 2016…

Debuts:
(none)

Biggest Mover(s):
MUNA, “I Know A Place” (up 39-31, eight spots)

10. SHAWN MENDES, “Mercy” (up 2)
Album: Illuminate (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #9

09. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts” (down 3)
Album: Long Live The Angels (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

08. LP, “Lost On You” (up 1)
Album: Lost On You (2016, Vagrant/BMG/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

07. JOHN MAYER, “Love On The Weekend” (steady, second week)
Album: The Search For Everything (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

06. CAPTAIN CUTS featuring NATEUR, “Love Like We Used To” (down 1)
Album: Epic Lit (2017, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

05. RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Human” (up 5)
Album: Human (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. NIALL HORAN, “This Town” (down 2)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone” (steady, third week)
Album: First Impressions – EP (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

02. TRAIN, “Play That Song” (up 2)
Album: A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat (2017, Sunken Forest/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. ADELE, “Water Under The Bridge” (steady, second week)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 27, 2013

Worldly hits in the top ten.

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 27, 2013…

Debuts:
40. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker”
38. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (40-26, 14 spots)

10. EMELI SANDÉ, “My Kind Of Love” (up 2)
Album: Our Version Of Events (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

09. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (steady, second week)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (up 3)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem” (steady, third week)
Album: A Bad Girl In Harlem (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2

06. KATY PERRY, “Roar” (down 3)
Album: Prism (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World” (down 1)
Album: Night Visions (2012, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (up 2)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. PASSENGER, “Holes” (down 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue” (up 3)
Album: Sheppard (EP) (2012, Empire Of Song/MGM Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. COLDPLAY, “Atlas” (steady, third week)
Album: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three 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 September 13, 2019

From Top to the top.

As the weekend arrives, so do these new releases for all the top boys and girls in the world! From rap to rock and everything in-between, here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

THE LUMINEERS – III (iTunes)
Features: “Gloria”, a recent #1 song on the Alternative and Triple A charts, and “Life In The City”, now in the top 15 on the latter list

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Top Boy (A Selection Of Music Inspired By The Series) (iTunes)
Features: new music from AJ Tracey, Dave, Drake, Popcaan and more

Notable albums out this week: Charli XCX‘s Charli (iTunes), Drumaq‘s Vitamin D (iTunes), Emeli Sandé‘s Real Life (iTunes), Goo Goo Dolls‘s Miracle Pill (iTunes), Hardy‘s Hixtape (Vol. 1) (iTunes), Hobo Johnson‘s The Fall Of Hobo Johnson (iTunes), Joseph‘s Good Luck, Kid (iTunes), Korn‘s The Nothing (iTunes), Paula Cole‘s Revolution (iTunes), Prince‘s The Versace Experience: Prelude 2 Gold (iTunes), Puddle Of Mudd‘s Welcome To Galvania (iTunes), Sam Fender‘s Hypersonic Missiles (iTunes), Shawn Colvin‘s Steady On (30th Anniversary Acoustic Edition) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Jason Aldean‘s From The Album “9” (iTunes), LOVA‘s A Gentleman’s Guide (iTunes), MARINA‘s Love + Fear (Acoustic) (iTunes), Mark Diamond‘s Hummingbird Two (iTunes), Ruel‘s Free Time (iTunes), Wrabel‘s One Of Those Happy People (iTunes), Your Smith‘s Wild Wild Woman (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“@thebackoftheparty”, Push Baby (iTunes)
“1, 2 Many”, Luke Combs & Brooks & Dunn (iTunes)
“10/10”, Rex Orange County (iTunes)
“A Dream Is All I Need To Get By”, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (iTunes)
“Baddie”, Emily Vaughn (iTunes)
“Black & Blue”, Lost Frequencies & Mokita (iTunes)
“Black & Blue”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Boys Will Be Boys (BWBB)”, Bülow (iTunes)
“Can’t Be Happier”, Sj + Sugar Jesus featuring GoldFord (iTunes)
“Choose”, Stan Walker featuring Hamo Dell (iTunes)
“Crying Underwater”, Dami Im (iTunes)
“Dear Future Self (Hands Up)”, Fall Out Boy featuring Wyclef Jean (iTunes)
“Doing To Me (Stripped Down)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Don’t Call Me Angel”, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Don’t Lose Love”, Quintino x AFSHeeN featuring Cher Lloyd (iTunes)
“Don’t Say”, Robinson (iTunes)
“Don’t You Worry” and “Please Don’t Go”, Jez Dior (iTunes)
“Dork”, Sueco The Child (iTunes)
“Dreamland”, Pet Shop Boys featuring Years & Years (iTunes)
“Exit Sign”, The Knocks featuring Gallant (iTunes)
“Faces (KAJ Remix)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Father Of All…”, Green Day (iTunes)
“FCK U”, Openside (iTunes)
“F*ck No”, 99 Neighbors featuring Brasstracks & PhiloSofie (iTunes)
“Genetics”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Ghetto Love”, WizKid (iTunes)
“Gift And A Curse”, Skizzy Mars featuring Yung Pinch (iTunes)
“Glorious”, Ella Henderson (iTunes)
“Graveyard”, Halsey (iTunes)
“I’m Not Alright (EDX’s Dubai Skyline Remix)”, Loud Luxury & Bryce Vine (iTunes)
“If You Need Me”, Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Intentions”, Big Boi, Sleepy Brown & CeeLo Green (iTunes)
“Kintsugi”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“LaLaLa”, Black Coffee & Usher (iTunes)
“Lost (Joel Corry Remix)”, End Of The World featuring Clean Bandit (iTunes)
“Louder”, Martin Jensen (iTunes)
“Make It Up To You”, JT Roach (iTunes)
“Mother”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“My Family”, Migos, Karol G & Snoop Dogg featuring Rock Mafia (iTunes)
“My Town”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“Nothing”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“Oh My God!”, Colouring (iTunes)
“Over Drinking”, Little Big Town (iTunes)
“Paranoia”, Digital Farm Animals featuring Alec King (iTunes)
“Post Code”, James Cherry (iTunes)
“Put Me Back Together”, Caitlyn Smith (iTunes)
“Que Calor”, Major Lazer featuring J Balvin & El Alfa (iTunes)
“Rather Be Alone”, Robin Schulz featuring Nick & Sam Martin (iTunes)
“Rent Free”, Russ (iTunes)
“Secrets”, Becky G (iTunes)
“Sleeping Next To You”, Ayokay (iTunes)
“Smile For The Camera”, UPSAHL (iTunes)
“Somebody To Love”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Sorry”, Saint PHNX (iTunes)
“Spirit”, Jack Larsen (iTunes)
“Stay Happy”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Suicide Doors”, French Montana featuring Gunna (iTunes)
“Tequila”, Pretty Sister & MarcLo (iTunes)
“The End Of The Game”, Weezer (iTunes)
“The Game”, Milky Chance (iTunes)
“The Great Divide”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“The Way I Am”, Gavin Haley & Ella Vos (iTunes)
“This Is What Being Cheated On Feels Like”, Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Ticket to L.A. (Acoustic)”, Brett Young (iTunes)
“Too Good”, Breathe Carolina (iTunes)
“Treehouse (R3HAB Remix)”, James Arthur with Ty Dolla $ign & Shotty Horroh (iTunes)
“Where Does It Hurt?”, Brigetta (iTunes)
“Wild West”, Dennis Lloyd (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Blink-182, Brittany Howard, the Zac Brown Band 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: November 13, 2016

Double “You”.

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 two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 13, 2016…

Debuts:
40. DAYA, “Words”
39. JAMES ARTHUR, “Say You Won’t Let Go”
37. KELLY CLARKSON, “It’s Quiet Uptown”

Biggest Mover(s):
LP, “Lost On You” (up 29-21, eight spots)

10. ADELE, “Water Under The Bridge” (up 5)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. SAINT MOTEL, “Move” (down 4)
Album: Saintmotelevision (2016, Elektra Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. STING, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” (up 1)
Album: 57th & 9th (2016, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4

07. TRAIN, “Play That Song” (up 1)
Album: A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat (2017, Sunken Forest/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Fire Escape” (steady, third week)
Album: Zombies On Broadway (2017, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me” (down 2)
Album: Nobody But Me (2016, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. ONEREPUBLIC, “Kids” (steady, second week)
Album: Oh My My (2016, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

03. NIALL HORAN, “This Town” (up 4)
Album: Flicker (2017, Neon Haze/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. EMELI SANDÉ, “Hurts” (steady, second week)
Album: Long Live The Angels (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone” (steady, fourth week)
Album: First Impressions – EP (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven 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 3, 2013

“Love” for 2013.

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 November 3, 2013…

Debuts:
34. BASTILLE, “Of The Night”

Biggest Mover(s):
ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (38-28, ten spots)

10. WALK OFF THE EARTH, “Gang Of Rhythm” (up 1)
Album: R.E.V.O (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #10

09. EMELI SANDÉ, “My Kind Of Love” (up 1)
Album: Our Version Of Events (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

08. KATY PERRY, “Roar” (down 2)
Album: Prism (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

07. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (up 1)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. PASSENGER, “Holes” (down 3)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

05. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World” (steady, second week)
Album: Night Visions (2012, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. NEW POLITICS, “Harlem” (up 3)
Album: A Bad Girl In Harlem (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2

03. COLDPLAY, “Atlas” (down 2)
Album: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (up 2)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue” (up 1)
Album: Sheppard (EP) (2012, Empire Of Song/MGM Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 8, 2017

He's the Man.

He’s the Man.

DEBUTS
35. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
31. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill
29. Daniel Powter – Delicious | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Ocean Park Standoff – Good News (31)
11. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (20) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Shawn Mendes – Mercy (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan – This Town (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. LP – Lost On You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (06) | PEAK: #05
05. James TW – When You Love Someone (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Train – Play That Song (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Broods – Heartlines (6)
2. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (1)
3. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (2)
4. Alice Merton – No Roots (7)
5. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (3)
6. Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love (4)
7. Tyler Hilton – Next To You (5)
8. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (8)
9. The Head And The Heart – All We Ever Knew (-)
10. Grouplove – Good Morning (-)

In The Mix:
A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside
DNCE – Truthfully
LeAnn Rimes – Long Live Love (new)
Lolo – Shine
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Nathan Sykes – There’s Only One Of You (new)
Sting – One Fine Day (new)
The Heydaze – Hurt Like Hell (new)
The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (new)
Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul

Chart Notes:

  • It’s always awesome to have a newcomer at #1, and the latest one is 31-year-old Rory Graham, better known as Rag’n’Bone Man. He’s up from 3-1 with “Human”, the title track from his forthcoming album, due February 10. The song’s already done huge numbers overseas, spending time at #1 in countries like Austria, Belgium, Germany, Scotland and Switzerland. It’s also had two nonconsecutive weeks at #2 in the U.K., though I’m still hoping that it’ll reach #1. (Catch up, streaming!) If you’re in the U.S., you’re likely to hear it on your local Alternative station, as radio giant iHeartMedia recently selected it for their On The Verge artist integration program. Check it out!
  • When you hear the name Daniel Powter, you likely think of his hit “Bad Day”. After all, it was heard on American Idol, got to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold two million digital downloads in just 2006 alone. As far as most casual music fans, it probably stops there. I’m assuming they’ve probably asked, “What did the “Bad Day” guy go?” Looking at my chart, he didn’t exactly leave. He’s had a run of ten top 40 entries between 2005 and 2013, nine going top ten and three climbing to #1. With that in mind, 45-year-old Powter has the Highest Debut of the week at #29 with “Delicious”. Stay tuned for details on future releases from the singer.
  • What happens when Ed Sheeran releases two tracks at once? Well, you can chart them both, that’s what you do! “Shape Of You” is the radio single of the two, and that bows at #35, while “Castle On The Hill”, which remains a strong sales hit, debuts at #31. Both tracks can be found on his forthcoming album ÷ (pronounced “divide”), due sometime this year. For the former title, it’s the first “Shape” single to reach my chart since 2000’s “Shape Of My Heart” (#2) by the Backstreet Boys, and for the latter title, the only other “Castle” to be housed in my chart was 2006’s “King Without A Castle” (#19) by Chris Isaak.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 1, 2017

Eight is enough.

A “Bridge” to 2017.

DEBUTS
40. The Score – Unstoppable
39. Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake – True Colors
38. Molly Kate Kestner – Good Die Young | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
22. MUNA – I Know A Place (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
21. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (26)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – It’s Quiet Uptown (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Mendes – Mercy (10) | PEAK: #09
08. LP – Lost On You (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Niall Horan – This Town (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Captain Cuts featuring Nateur – Love Like We Used To (06) | PEAK: #05
05. James TW – When You Love Someone (03) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. John Mayer – Love On The Weekend (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Train – Play That Song (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – Water Under The Bridge (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Grace VanderWaal – I Don’t Know My Name (3)
2. Phantogram – Same Old Blues (2)
3. Jukebox The Ghost – Keys In The Car (Live) (4)
4. Seeb featuring Jacob Banks – What Do You Love (9)
5. Tyler Hilton – Next To You (6)
6. Broods – Heartlines (-)
7. Alice Merton – No Roots (-)
8. Ryan Corn – The Pressure (-)
9. A R I Z O N A – Oceans Away (-)
10. Lolo – Shine (-)

In The Mix:
Calum Scott – Rhythm Inside
DNCE – Truthfully
James Hersey – Miss You
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Ryan Adams – Do You Still Love Me?
Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by a chart newcomer, Molly Kate Kestner. She’s new at #38 with “Good Die Young”. The 21-year-old singer had a viral hit several years ago with “His Daughter”, which now has over 15 million views on YouTube. She’s a current Los Angeles resident, but her hometown is Austin, MN. A music video for “Good” debuted about two weeks ago.
  • Another soundtrack cut enters my chart this week, and this one is from the animated film Trolls. With their remake of “True Colors”, a #1 song on the pop chart in 1986 for Cyndi Lauper, Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake come in at #39. It has a small amount of airplay at AC and Hot AC radio, with syndicated night show Delilah supporting it regularly.
  • Last, but not least, is The Score, the duo of Eddie Anthony and Edan Dover. Their current single is “Unstoppable”, and it’ll be at Alternative radio and going for adds in just a few weeks. It debuts at #40 on my chart, making it their second chart hit.

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