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Adam’s Top 100 of 2014: #60-41

The cream of the pop!

The cream of the pop for 2014.

Another year is in the books and it’s time for the annual listing of the 100 biggest songs that ranked among my weekly top 40 chart from December 2013 to November 2014. It was magical year full of MAGIC! and “Magic” and a lovely twelve months of lovable hits from James Blunt and The Fray. We went “home” with A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, spun around in a “dance” with Milky Chance and Walk The Moon and ended up here with all that was awesome in the year we called 2014.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 30, 2014. Those entries marked with a plus sign (+) had not yet reached their peak position as of the date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

With all that in mind, I think it’s time to rejoin the countdown at #60…

One Direction
060. ONE DIRECTION, “You & I” (#11 for two weeks)
Writers: Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott, John Ryan / Producers: Bunetta, Ryan
Label: Columbia

Eric Hutchinson
059. ERIC HUTCHINSON, “Tell The World” (#10 for three weeks)
Writers/Producers: Eric Hutchinson, Jerrod Bettis
Label: Let’s Break/Kobalt

American Authors
058. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Best Day Of My Life” (#1 for one week – 2013)
Writers: Zac Barnett, James Shelley, Dave Rublin, Matthew Sanchez, Shep Goodman, Aaron Accetta / Producers: Goodman, Accetta
Label: Island/Republic

Ingrid Michaelson
057. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Girls Chase Boys” (#12)
Writers: Ingrid Michaelson, Trent Dabbs, Barry Dean / Producers: Cason Cooley, Katie Herzig
Label: Cabin 24/Mom + Pop

Coldplay
056. COLDPLAY, “True Love” (#11)
Writers: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin / Producers: Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin, Paul Epworth, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic

Bleachers
055. BLEACHERS, “Rollercoaster” (#3 +)
Writers/Producers: John Hill, Jack Antonoff
Label: RCA

Taylor Henderson
054. TAYLOR HENDERSON, “Borrow My Heart” (#10)
Writers: Alex Hope, Hayley Warner, Louis Schoorl / Producer: Schoorl
Label: Sony Music (AUS)

Oh Honey
053. OH HONEY, “Be Okay” (#10)
Writers/Producers: Christian Medice, Phoebe Ryan, Mitchy Collins, Danielle Bouchard, Denis Lipari, Lawrence Principato
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic

Walk The Moon
052. WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (#1 for one week +)
Writers: Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, Eli Maiman, Benjamin Berger, Ryan McMahon / Producer: Tim Pagnotta
Label: RCA

American Authors
051. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Believer” (#8 for two weeks)
Writers: Zac Barnett, James Shelley, Dave Rublin, Matthew Sanchez, Shep Goodman, Aaron Accetta / Producers: Goodman, Accetta
Label: Island/Republic

DJ Cassidy, Jessie J and Robin Thicke
050. DJ CASSIDY featuring JESSIE J and ROBIN THICKE, “Calling All Hearts” (#6 for two weeks)
Writers: Cassidy Podell, Jessica Cornish, Claude Kelly, Gregory Cohen, Robin Thicke / Producers: Podell, Cohen
Label: Columbia

Passenger
049. PASSENGER, “The Wrong Direction” (#1 for two weeks – 2013)
Writer: Mike Rosenberg / Producers: Chris Vallejo, Mike Rosenberg
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

The Griswolds
048. THE GRISWOLDS, “Beware The Dog” (#9 for four weeks)
Writers: Daniel Duque-Perez, Christopher Whitehall / Producer: Tony Hoffer
Label: Wind-Up

Fitz & The Tantrums
047. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Fools Gold” (#10 for four weeks)
Writers: Michael Fitzpatrick, Noelle Scaggs, Joe Karnes, James King, Jeremy Ruzumna, John Wicks, Dave Bassett / Producer: Tony Hoffer
Label: Elektra/Atlantic

Young Rising Sons
046. YOUNG RISING SONS, “High” (#8 for two weeks)
Writers: Andy Tongren, Dylan Scott, Julian Dimagiba, Steve Patrick, Christian Medice, Shep Goodman, Aaron Accetta / Producers: Goodman, Accetta
Label: Dirty Canvas/Interscope

Passenger
045. PASSENGER, “Heart’s On Fire” (#9)
Writer: Mike Rosenberg / Producers: Chris Vallejo, Mike Rosenberg
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

Andy Grammer
044. ANDY GRAMMER, “Back Home” (#10 for two weeks)
Writers: Andy Grammar, Ryan Met / Producers: Met, Jon Levine
Label: S-Curve

The 1975
043. THE 1975, “Girls” (#1 for one week – 2013)
Writers: George Daniel, Matthew Healy, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald / Producers: Daniel, Healy, Hann, MacDonald, Mike Crossey
Label: Interscope

Gary Barlow
042. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (#5 for two weeks)
Writers: Gary Barlow / Producer: Steve Power
Label: Polydor (U.K.)

SecondCity
041. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (#8 for four weeks)
Writers: Bryce Wilson, Toni Braxton, Adam Fenton, Kenneth Edmonds, Rowan Harrington, Daniel Bedingfield / Producer: Harrington
Label: Columbia

Check back tomorrow for 40-31 on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (April 8)

Three's company.

Three’s company.

There’s a whole lot of genres represented on the schedule this week, from country to rock to pop and more. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of April 8:

  • There are no huge releases in the bunch, but one of the most notable is a Duets album from new Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Linda Ronstadt. The compilation features fifteen classic collaborations, including her big hits like “Somewhere Out There” (with James Ingram) and “Don’t Know Much” (with Aaron Neville.) (iTunes)
  • Taking on some of her favorite R&B and soul songs, Country singer Martina McBride returns with Everlasting. The album features duets with Gavin DeGraw and Kelly Clarkson. (iTunes)
  • Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson is currently rising on the AAA and Hot AC charts with a single called “Tell The World”. This week, parent album Pure Fiction arrives in stores. (iTunes)
  • Coming off a top 20 Rhythm radio single “Ride”, Texas-born R&B singer SoMo is out with his debut album, a self-titled effort. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Avicii‘s True: Avicii by Avicii (iTunes), Betty Who‘s Slow Dancing (EP) (iTunes), Black Label Society‘s Catacombs Of The Black Vatican (iTunes), Carlene Carter‘s Carter Girl (iTunes), Emmylou Harris‘s Wrecking Ball (reissue) (iTunes), James Durbin‘s Celebrate (iTunes), Joan Osborne‘s Love And Hate (iTunes), Matt Hires‘s Heartache Machine (EP) (iTunes), MercyMe‘s Welcome To The New (iTunes) and Sza‘s (iTunes).

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

  • “Back Home”, a brand new single from Andy Grammer. (iTunes)
  • “Beautiful Times”, new from Owl City featuring Lindsey Stirling. (iTunes)
  • “Colour Blind”, the first single outside of Glee for Amber Riley. (iTunes)
  • “Golden”, teaming together Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks. (iTunes)
  • “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”, a new duet from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. (iTunes)
  • “River Bank”, the first single from Brad Paisley‘s forthcoming album. (iTunes)
  • “Sing”, a hot single from X, the sophomore album by Ed Sheeran. (iTunes) (Read my review of “Sing”)
  • “Storyline”, a digital single from Hunter Hayes‘s forthcoming album. (iTunes)

Next week, singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, pop and R&B star Jason Derulo and southern rockers NEEDTOBREATHE are among the schedule’s top new releases. A full preview is coming in seven!

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

Playing for Ceeps.

On the 6.

DEBUTS
39. Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely On You
38. Kaiser Chiefs – Coming Home
37. Hudson Taylor – Weapons
36. Big Data – Dangerous | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J & Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Royal Wood – Forever And Ever (30)
24. Ingrid Michaelson – Girls Chase Boys (31)
20. Eric Hutchinson – Tell The World (28)
13. The 1975 – Settle Down (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Bastille – Of The Night (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
09. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Gary Barlow and Elton John – Face To Face (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Foster The People – Coming Of Age (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (02) | PEAK: #02
05. Bastille – Bad Blood (07) | PEAK: #05
04. MAGIC! – Rude (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Grouplove – Shark Attack (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Christina Perri – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (-)
2. Aer – Says She Loves Me (5)
3. Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue (4)
4. KONGOS – Come With Me Now (3)
5. Paolo Nutini – Scream (Funk My Life Up) (9)
6. Daft Punk – Give Life Back To Music (10)
7. Benny Tipene – Make You Mine (-)
8. Oh Honey – Be Okay (-)
9. Justin Timberlake – Not A Bad Thing (-)
10. OneRepublic – I Lived (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Bastille – Flaws
Betty Who – Heartbreak Dream
Birdy – Skinny Love
Chet Faker – No Diggity
Daughtry – Battleships
Grizfolk – The Struggle
HAIM – Forever
Hedley – Crazy For You (new)
Hot Chelle Rae – Don’t Say Goodnight
Hunter Hayes – Invisible
John Newman – Out Of My Head
Lo-Fang – When We’re Fire
Magic Man – Paris
Miner – Hey Love (new)
needtobreathe – The Heart
O.A.R. – Peace
Parmalee – Carolina
R5 – (I Can’t) Forget About You
Strange Talk – Young Hearts
Tegan & Sara – Drove Me Wild
Vance Joy – Riptide

Chart Notes:

  • Four debuts land on the survey this week: the highest, at #36, is by newcomer Big Data with “Dangerous”. The brains of the project is producer Alan Wilkis, and the vocals are performed by guest Daniel Armbruster, lead singer for the New York band Joywave. It’s currently receiving some airplay at Alternative radio, including KROQ-FM in Los Angeles.
  • A notch below that is Irish duo Hudson Taylor, in with their second hit, “Weapons”. It enters at #37. It’s the followup to “Care”, which peaked at #32 in October. The two brothers, Alfie and Harry, recently performed a few gigs in the Los Angeles area before heading back to Europe.
  • Two British acts also jump aboard the chart this week: at #38 are the Kaiser Chiefs, the quintet originally from Leeds. Their sixth hit is “Coming Home”, their first entry since 2009’s “You Want History”, which topped out at #33 in April. It leads Education, Education, Education & War, due in the U.S. on April 1. Below them is London-born Paloma Faith, debuting at #39 with “Can’t Rely On You”. It’s her first top 40 entry.
  • Sadly, we say goodbye to “Let Her Go” by Passenger this week, the tune that spent an immense twelve weeks at #1, ended the year at #1 and totaled 48 weeks in the top 40, tying for the second-longest run in my chart’s history. (Joining it is “Free” by Graffiti6, my #1 song of 2012.) It won’t be the same without it on, but no worries: another of his former #1’s, “The Wrong Direction”, will be in the top 40 for a few more frames. Plus, a new album is coming from him later this year. We can’t let go of him quite yet, can we?

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

Playing for Ceeps.

Take five… weeks, that is.

DEBUTS
40. DJ Cassidy featuring Jessie J and Robin Thicke – Calling All Hearts

TOP GAINERS
31. Ingrid Michaelson – Girls Chase Boys (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
30. Royal Wood – Forever And Ever (36)
28. Eric Hutchinson – Tell The World (34)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (06) | PEAK: #03
09. Gary Barlow and Elton John – Face To Face (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Bastille – Bad Blood (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Bastille – Of The Night (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (07) | PEAK: #05
04. MAGIC! – Rude (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Grouplove – Shark Attack (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Christina Perri – Human (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Hudson Taylor – Weapons (4)
2. Paloma Faith featuring Pharrell Williams – Can’t Rely On You (2)
3. KONGOS – Come With Me Now (1)
4. Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue (5)
5. Aer – Says She Loves Me (10)
6. Kaiser Chiefs – Coming Home (-)
7. Big Data – Dangerous (-)
8. The Vamps – Can We Dance? (3)
9. Paolo Nutini – Scream (Funk My Life Up) (9)
10. Daft Punk – Give Life Back To Music (-)

In The Mix:
5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Bastille – Flaws
Benny Tipene – Make You Mine (new)
Betty Who – Heartbreak Dream (new)
Birdy – Skinny Love
Chet Faker – No Diggity
Daughtry – Battleships
Grizfolk – The Struggle
HAIM – Forever
Hot Chelle Rae – Don’t Say Goodnight
Hunter Hayes – Invisible
John Newman – Out Of My Head
Justin Timberlake – Not A Bad Thing (new)
Lo-Fang – When We’re Fire
Magic Man – Paris
needtobreathe – The Heart
O.A.R. – Peace
Oh Honey – Be Okay
OneRepublic – I Lived
Parmalee – Carolina
R5 – (I Can’t) Forget About You (new)
Strange Talk – Young Hearts
Tegan & Sara – Drove Me Wild
Vance Joy – Riptide

Chart Notes:

  • Christina Perri is only “Human”, and her latest single is not only lovely, it stands atop my chart for a fifth week in a row. It’s now the longest running #1 song for a solo female on my list since Adele‘s massive “Rolling In The Deep”, which spent six weeks at #1 in February and March of 2011. Perri’s album, Head Or Heart, is now in stores on April 1, and that’s no April Fool. (I’d suggest you’re only a fool if you don’t purchase it.)
  • At 66 years and 10 months old, the “Rocket Man” himself is the owner of a new record in my chart’s history. Elton John duets with Gary Barlow on “Face To Face”, up 12-9 this week, which makes John the oldest performer to ever have a top ten single on my chart. This was previously held by Rod Stewart, who was 61 years and 9 months old when his cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” reached my top ten in October 2006.
  • The Biggest Mover on this week’s chart belongs to singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson. She debuted last week at #39 and takes an eight spot jump to #31 with “Girls Chase Boys”. As far as my top 40 goes, the biggest charter out on the chase belongs to “Chasing Cars” from Snow Patrol, which spent four weeks at #1 in the fall of 2006.
  • This week’s only debut belongs to newcomer DJ Cassidy, who takes his first song into my top 40 along with two other established acts, Jessie J and Robin Thicke. The big collaboration, “Calling All Hearts”, debuts this week at #40. The DJ’s forthcoming album, Paradise Royale, is due for release in May.
  • Look for as many as four debuts on the list next week, including strong candidates from Irish duo Hudson Taylor and British rockers the Kaiser Chiefs.

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