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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 18, 2013

What if we head back to 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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 18, 2013…

40. SHANE FILAN, “Everything To Me”
39. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue”

Biggest Mover(s):
KATY PERRY, “Roar” (40-25, 15 spots)

10. GROUPLOVE, “Ways To Go” (up 1)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4

09. FAMILY OF THE YEAR, “St. Croix” (steady, second week)
Album: Loma Vista (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (steady, second week)
Album: Random Access Memories (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

07. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Her Favorite Song” (down 2)
Album: Where Does This Door Go (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. TRAIN featuring ASHLEY MONROE, “Bruises” (steady, second week)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. PASSENGER, “Holes” (up 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (down 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

03. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “What If” (steady, second week)
Album: Bookmarks (2013, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (up 2)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. P!NK featuring LILY ROSE COOPER, “True Love” (steady, third week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA 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 May 18, 2018

If you’re betting this set will make a massive debut on next week’s album chart, you’re right: it’s born to slay. If you’re wondering what the BTS is going on around here, these are the notable digital and physical releases making moves this Friday:

BTS – Love Yourself: Tear (iTunes)
K-pop slays pop around the world this week, as this seven-man act from South Korea hits the market with their latest album. The septet is partnering with Columbia Records to work “Fake Love” to U.S. radio; they previously worked with Sony’s independent radio arm, RED, as “MIC Drop” hit the airwaves a few months ago. How will it fare against the prominent rap releases that have recently topped the Billboard 200? It’s sure to be an interesting battle.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – 13 Reasons Why: Season Two (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
With the simultaneous release of this Netflix show’s second season and the soundtrack accompanying it, 13 Reasons Why will likely be the talk of the internet this weekend (and probably beyond!) The lead radio single from the album is “Back To You” by Selena Gomez, which is currently rising through the top 30 on the Top 40 chart.

Notable albums out this week: Courtney Barnett‘s Tell Me How You Really Feel (iTunes), Family Of The Year‘s Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime (iTunes), Five Finger Death Punch‘s And Justice For None (iTunes), James Bay‘s Electric Light (iTunes), KYLE‘s Light Of Mine (iTunes), Nav‘s Reckless (iTunes), Ray LaMontagne‘s Part Of The Light (iTunes), Trent Harmon‘s You Got ‘Em All (iTunes), Ziggy Marley‘s Rebellion Rises (iTunes), Mean Girls (Broadway Cast Recording) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Kevin Gates‘s Chained To The City (iTunes), Xavier Dunn‘s Isic Tutor (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“21”, Mitch James (iTunes)
“Bad Bad News (Ricky’s Vibe Tape)”, Leon Bridges featuring Terrance Martin (iTunes)
“Barbed Wire”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Better Me Better You”, Clara Mae & Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Bittersweet”, Yellow Claw featuring Sofia Reyes (iTunes)
“Bubblin”, Anderson .Paak (iTunes)
“Champagne”, Lia Marie Johnson (iTunes)
“Come Clean”/”Healing Hands”, Conrad Sewell (iTunes)
“Couch”, Eves Karydas (iTunes)
“Cruel”, Oli Fox (iTunes)
“Dangerous”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“Deep Water”, American Authors (iTunes)
“Dinero”, Jennifer Lopez featuring Cardi B & DJ Khaled (iTunes)
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Done For Me (James Hype Remix)”, Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani (iTunes)
“Downtown’s Dead”, Sam Hunt (iTunes)
“Emotion”, Vindata x R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“Fake It”, Jesse Saint John (iTunes)
“Fall In Line”, Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Finest Hour (Madison Mars Remix)”, Cash Cash featuring Abir (iTunes)
“Girlfriend”, Christine & The Queens featuring Dâm-Funk (iTunes)
“Good As Gold (Yung Olde Mayne Remix)”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“Good Morning (Just Kiddin’ Remix)”, Max Frost (iTunes)
“Hell Or High Water”, Passenger (iTunes)
“I Love It”, Cheat Codes & DVBBS (iTunes)
“I Will Always Be Yours” and “Old Friends”, Ben Rector (iTunes)
“Inside”, Jacquees featuring Trey Songz (iTunes)
“Jackie Chan”, Tiësto & Dzeko featuring Preme & Post Malone (iTunes)
“Killing My Time”, G Flip (iTunes)
“Like That”, Kris Wu (iTunes)
“Live In The Moment (TOKiMONSTA Remix)”, Portugal. The Man (iTunes)
“Love Me (Acoustic)”, Forest Blakk (iTunes)
“Man Don’t Dance”, Big Shaq (iTunes)
“Mood”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Must’ve Been (CID Remix)”, Chromeo featuring DRAM (iTunes)
“No Strings”, Nicole Millar (iTunes)
“Nostalgia (MK Remix)”, (iTunes)
“On My Way”, Lady Leshurr (iTunes)
“One That Got Away”, Michael Ray (iTunes)
“Pretender”, Steve Aoki featuring Lil Yachty & AJR (iTunes)
“RING THE ALARM pt.1, pt.2, pt.3”, The Black Eyed Peas (iTunes)
“Sangria Wine”, Pharrell Williams & Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Solo”, Clean Bandit & Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Spaceship”, Galantis featuring Uffie (iTunes)
“Speechless”, Dan + Shay (iTunes)
“Start Again”, OneRepublic featuring Logic (iTunes)
“Taste”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“The Reason”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Think About It”, TOMI (iTunes)
“Welcome To The Party”, Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump featuring Zhavia (iTunes)
“What If”, Johnny Orlando & Mackenzie Ziegler (iTunes)
“Where Were You In The Morning?”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Why (Mastiksoul Remix)”, Shaggy & Massari (iTunes)
“Yes Indeed”, Lil Baby & Drake (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from the Shawn Mendes, Snow Patrol and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 4, 2015

A Wild child.

A real Wild child.

This week’s New Music Friday is a mixed bag of rock, rap and much more for the upcoming holiday weekend. For the tunes that will keep you tapping at that barbecue or beach party, here’s a look at the week’s new album and single releases:

  • TROYE SIVAN — Wild (EP) (iTunes)
    • South African YouTube personality Sivan has over 3.5 million followers on his YouTube page. Unfortunately, only a fraction of them will be purchasing his new EP. You might remember that last year, his EP called TRYXE charted in the top five on just three days of sales. Though he’ll have a full week this time around, expect similar results.
  • FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH — Got Your Six (iTunes)
    • Currently in the top five on Active Rock radio with “Jekyll And Hyde”, these Nevada hard rockers return with their first album in nearly two years. The band’s last four releases have all cracked the top ten, and that streak should be very much alive come next week. How high will it go? Stay tuned.
  • TRAVI$ SCOTT — Rodeo (iTunes)
    • Saddle up for this one. 23-year-old rapper Scott issued mixtapes, one in 2013 and one in 2014, to positive reviews, but this release marks his debut album. Single “Antidote” is just under the top 40 on the Urban chart, but it should rise on the official update on Sunday night.
  • THE ARCS — Yours, Dreamily, (iTunes)
    • If you’re a fan of Dan Auerbach, then you likely know about this new side project of his. The single from it is “Outta My Mind”, a current top 20 hit on Alternative radio. Look for it to have a solid entry, with strong support from the fans of The Black Keys.
  • More albums out this week: Against Me!‘s 23 Live Sex Acts (iTunes), Family Of The Year‘s Family Of The Year (iTunes), FIDLAR‘s Too (iTunes), Iron Maiden‘s The Book Of Souls (iTunes), K CAMP‘s Only Way Is Up (iTunes), Lizz Wright‘s Freedom & Surrender (iTunes), Oh Wonder‘s Oh Wonder (iTunes), Scarface‘s Deeply Rooted (iTunes), The Wonder Years‘s No Closer To Heaven (iTunes), Thunderbitch‘s Thunderbitch (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Daya‘s Daya (iTunes), Finish Ticket‘s When Night Becomes Day (iTunes), Fleurie‘s Arrows (iTunes), Jon Foreman‘s The Wonderlands: Darkness (iTunes), Rivers & Rust‘s Rivers & Rust (iTunes)

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

  • “Ain’t About The Money”, Cast Of Empire (iTunes)
  • “Burn Slow”, Wiz Khalifa featuring Rae Sremmurd (iTunes)
  • “Can’t Sleep Love”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
  • “Crazy Over Me”, Dylan Scott (iTunes)
  • “Do It Right”, Austin Mahone (SoundCloud – free download)
  • “Head Over Boots”, Jon Pardi (iTunes)
  • “Hide & Freak”, SoMo featuring Trey Songz (iTunes)
  • “Jaded”, Disclosure (iTunes)
  • “Love Song To The Earth”, Various Artists (iTunes)
  • “No Doubt About It”, Cast Of Empire featuring Pitbull (iTunes)
  • “Power”, Leona Lewis (iTunes)
  • “Robbed Blind”, Keith Richards (iTunes)
  • “Spark”, PHASES (iTunes)
  • “Star”, Gary Clark Jr. (iTunes)
  • “T-Shirt”, Thomas Rhett (iTunes)
  • “Unbreakable”, Janet Jackson (iTunes)
  • “Wanna Be That Song”, Brett Eldredge (iTunes)
  • “Wishing Well”, The Moth & The Flame (iTunes)
  • “Withdrawal”, Max Frost (iTunes)
  • “Wonderful”, Casey Veggies featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include new albums from Brett Eldredge, Bring Me The HorizonLeona Lewis and more. See you then!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 5, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

Another post, another Ghost.

40. Jake Owen – Real Life
39. Family Of The Year – Make You Mine | HIGHEST DEBUT

34. X Ambassadors – Renegades (39)
22. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (32) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
17. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (22)

10. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (12) | PEAK: #10
09. ROMANS – Uh Huh (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Parachute – Crave (05) | PEAK: #04
07. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Causes – Walk On Water (1)
2. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (2)
3. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (3)
4. Daya – Hide Away (7)
5. Life Of Dillon – Dreams (10)
6. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (8)
7. New Politics – West End Kids (5)
8. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (-)
9. The Heydaze – Dumb (-)
10. Little Mix – Black Magic (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (new)
Beck – Dreams
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me
Coasts – Oceans
CRO – Dream (new)
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer (new)
Django Django – Shake And Tremble
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
FLETCHER – War Paint (new)
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (new)
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers
Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars (new)
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun (new)
Scott Helman – That Sweater
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Architect Of Ruin
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break) (new)
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s top ten is pretty active with several songs headed upward, including two tracks entering into the region. Up 11-9 is newcomer ROMANS with “Uh Huh”, now officially impacting Hot AC radio in the U.S. in two weeks. Also up two spots is the latest from Kelly Clarkson, “Invincible”, moving 12-10. She’ll be looking for her third #1 with the song that is now her 17th top ten hit on my chart.
  • The California group named Family Of The Year has this week’s Highest Debut, coming in at #39 with “Make You Mine”. It’s the first single from their forthcoming self-titled album, due September 4. It’s also their first release to make my top 40 since the fall of 2013, when former top ten “St. Croix” (#7) fell out of the survey.
  • One notch below them is Jake Owen‘s “Real Life”, new at #40 this week. The Florida performer has been making Country hits since 2006, but this is his first to break my chart. It has a strong mid-to-late 90’s Alternative radio production to it, and that could lead to some big crossover play soon. Stay tuned.
  • Next week should see at least two debuts lighting up the chart, with potential second hits from two bands, Causes and Life Of Dillon, looking like frontrunners at the moment. Could newcomers Daya or The Heydaze steal one of those coveted slots? Find out on Sunday.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (July 2015) (Part Two)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new singles will be lighting up the national charts during the month. Which tracks will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a small selection of new songs being serviced in July on the Alternative and Triple A formats in the second part of this month’s Radio Report:


Brandon Flowers
BRANDON FLOWERS – “Lonely Town” (July 14) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
It was very disappointing to see “Can’t Deny My Love” being, well, denied entrance into the Alternative top 40 after a tough battle earlier this year. With the second single from his The Desired Effect album, 34-year-old Flowers appeals for the format’s support with another tasty new wave inspired cut with a lovely kick of brass for good measure. It might be his only chance to save this era.

Death Cab For Cutie
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive” (July 14) (*)
Label: Atlantic
With “Black Sun” having recently gone recurrent at the format after climbing as high as #2, the Washington trio follows it up with a spooky single about a prior relationship from Gibbard’s past. Beverly Drive, of course, refers to the street that runs through the California cities of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. It is a needed change of pace and should pump that pedal as the fall approaches.

Family Of The Year
FAMILY OF THE YEAR – “Make You Mine” (July 14) (* + **)
Label: Warner Bros./Nettwerk
It’s been quite a ride for this quartet and their single “Hero” over the past three years. Originally an Alternative and Triple A hit in the spring of 2013, months after the summer 2012 release of their album Loma Vista, the track returned last summer when it was used to promote the film Boyhood. Hopefully, their latest single also sticks around, a classic California record that is burning hot.

Jarryd James
JARRYD JAMES – “Do You Remember?” (July 14) (**)
Label: Interscope
Six months ago, James was totally unknown to fair amount of people and quietly released a single that was produced by the noted Joel Little, best known for his work with singer Lorde. Then, he pulled off an awesome feat: a #2 chart peak in his native Australia without any major label backing. Of course, one has picked it up for a U.S. release. It’s a record to watch for the fall, so stay tuned.

Lianne La Havas
LIANNE LA HAVAS – “What You Don’t Do” (July 14) (**)
Label: Warner Bros.
The English singer/songwriter from London got the critics buzzing with her debut album from 2012, Is Your Love Big Enough? It was a top five success in the U.K. despite a trio of singles that stalled underneath the top 100 in that country, while both the songs and the album went largely unnoticed here. Her album Blood will be seeping into our musical veins later this month. It’s a winner.

MUSE – “Mercy” (July 21) (**)
Label: Warner Bros.
From the concept album Drones, which recently became the trio’s first #1 album on the Billboard 200, this single is already doing well on streaming platforms and will no doubt bolt its way up the Alternative survey in mere weeks. However, the adds date listed is only for Triple A radio, where “Dead Inside” was just a mid-charting hit at best. Nevertheless, it’s a great choice from the effort.

Walk Off The Earth
WALK OFF THE EARTH – “Hold On (The Break)” (July 21) (**)
Label: Columbia
Rather than ruling the world with their last single, this Canadian band was ruling the headlines when singer Sarah Blackwood and her son were kicked off a United Airlines flight because of his fussy behavior. Luckily, since the story has faded, the quintet is able to return to what they do best and perform. “Hold” is a mellower choice, but one that lends itself well to a potential crossover hit.

Ryan Corn
RYAN CORN – “White Flag” (July 28) (**)
Label: Curb
Missouri singer/songwriter Corn got his first taste of radio play last year when an original song called “Wonderful Things” briefly touched the top 40 at the Triple A format before Christmas. Now, he’s heading back to radio with a remake that’s become a staple in his recent sets, “White Flag”, originally a hit for Dido in 2003. Corn puts a nice pop/rock spin on the track. I’ll be rooting for it.

Which of these new songs would you like to see on top of the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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Adam’s Top 100 of 2013: 40-31

They're here...

They’re here…

Single bells, single bells, singles all the way! Oh, what fun is to rank all my favorites from the past 365 days. You’ve seen the songs from 100-41 so far, and now, we enter the coveted top 40. It’s the cream of the pop as we head towards the top. All the big songs are here, from a “Restless Heart” to “True Love”. Get ready to “Cruise” until the countdown is “Gone, Gone, Gone”. So, be “Brave” and read on through this jungle of jams into the house of hits.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 24, 2013. Those marked with a plus had not yet reached their highest position as of that date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

We start off this section with some Men (and Women) At Work from a land “Down Under”…

Everybody's flocking to them.

040. Sheppard – “Let Me Down Easy” (#10)
Writers: Jason Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard / Producer: Stuart Stuart

Night and day, I’ve been doing the math, to calculate… this countdown. What did you think I was going to say? The first hit  from this Australian sextet went to #10 for three weeks and top 20 on Australian radio. Their first album is out next year.

Related Posts: Profile on Sheppard (April 27, 2013), CMJ Wrap Up (October 21, 2013)
**Second of two songs in the top 100

This chart has taken control of them.

039. Maroon 5 – “Love Somebody” (#7)
Writers: Adam Levine, Nathaniel Motte, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella / Producers: Tedder, Zancanella

From their 2012 album Overexposed, the band managed to score four top ten singles in a row from their latest effort. A fifth single, “Lucky Strike”, got as high as #27 a few weeks ago. Lead singer Adam Levine is still a judge on NBC’s The Voice.

Related Posts: Pop About To Drop (January 17, 2013)
**First of two songs in the top 100

Life on Murs.

038. Olly Murs – “Army Of Two” (#5)
Writers: Iyiola Babalola, Wayne Hector, Darren Lewis, Olly Murs / Producer: Future Cut

Written as an anthem for his fan base, dubbed the Murs Army, “Two” soldiered onto the charts internationally, but only charted moderately well, just missing the top ten in his native United Kingdom. On my chart, it climbed to #5 for two weeks.

**Second of three songs in the top 100

Straight from the "Heart".

037. Matt Hires – “Restless Heart” (#7)
Writers: Amund Bjorklund, Alex Dezen, Matt Hires, Espin Lind / Producer: Espionage

After failing to reach the top 40 two years ago with “Honey, Let Me Sing You A Song”, the 28-year-old singer-songwriter took the folksy route and went top ten with this single from This World Won’t Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend.

Kids in the "Hall".

036. The Script – “Six Degrees Of Separation” (#6)
Writers: Andrew Frampton, Steve Kipner, Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan / Producers: Frampton/Kipner

The Irish trio led by singer and former The Voice U.K. judge Danny O’Donoghue took on that theory of connectivity in their biggest song of the year, which appropriately peaked at #6. A fourth album by the group will be released next year.

**Second of two songs in the top 100

The days of Delilah are long "Gone".

035. Plain White T’s – “Should’ve Gone To Bed” (#9)
Writer: Tom Higgenson / Producer: Tim Pagnotta

Originally released on an EP earlier this year, “Bed” also serves as the first single from the band’s forthcoming album American Nights, due February 11. It was the quintet’s first top ten single since 2010, when “Rhythm Of Love” went to #7.

Related Posts: Single Premiere (April 2, 2013)

Kelly Clarkson
034. Kelly Clarkson – “People Like Us” (#6)
Writers: Blair Daly, James Michael, Meghan Kabir / Producer: Greg Kurstin

It was an anthem for the ages, a righteous celebration of “the damned” and “the lost and forgotten”, but radio and retail seemed to forget it was actually being released. Though it underperformed nationally, it still went top ten on my survey.

Related Posts: Latest From The Greatest (January 9, 2013)
**Second of two songs in the top 100

Does pop radio really love her "Unconditionally"?

033. Katy Perry – “Roar” (#3)
Writers: Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter / Producers: Cirkit, Gottwald, Martin

Remember when this leaked on a Saturday morning? I do. The hype was huge and “Roar” soared to #1 on the Hot 100 in a few short weeks. While second single “Unconditionally” quickly burned out, all eyes are on the third single, “Dark Horse”.

Related Posts: Single Premiere (August 10, 2013), Album Review of PRISM (October 17, 2013)

Pretty "Young" things.

032. fun. – “Why Am I The One?” (#6)
Writers/Producers: fun. (Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess), Jeff Bhasker

After the big success of third single “Carry On”, the trio made a music video for this song, but it never ended up seeing a full release at radio, which was rather disappointing. Despite the very limited promotion, “Why” rose to #6 on my weekly chart.

All in the Family.

031. Family Of The Year – “St. Croix” (#7)
Writers: Family Of The Year (James Buckey, Joseph Keefe, Sebastian Keefe and Christina Schroeter) / Producers: Family Of The Year, WAX LTD

2013 was a big year for this California band as their song “Hero” topped the AAA radio chart for a week, their first ever significant hit. This followed it up during the summertime, but only achieved some minor airplay at the Alternative format.

Related Posts: The Social Nettwerk (April 26, 2013)

Check back tomorrow for 30-21 on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 8, 2013

It's not easy being green.

A hole lotta weeks at #1 ahead.

40. Passenger – The Wrong Direction
39. Lawson – Juliet
38. John Newman – Cheating
31. Coldplay – Atlas | HIGHEST DEBUT

33. Hunter Hayes – I Want Crazy (38)
30. American Authors – Best Day Of My Life (35)
25. Emeli Sandé – My Kind Of Love (31)
23. Sheppard – Hold My Tongue (28)
07. Katy Perry – Roar (14) | BIGGEST MOVER

10. Family Of The Year – St. Croix (07) | PEAK: #07
09. Five For Fighting – What If (06) | PEAK: #03
08. Justin Timberlake – Take Back The Night (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Katy Perry – Roar (14) | PEAK: #07
06. Grouplove – Ways To Go (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper – True Love (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Passenger – Let Her Go (03) | PEAK: #01 for twelve weeks
03. The 1975 – Chocolate (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Bastille – Pompeii (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Passenger – Holes (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. John Mayer featuring Katy Perry – Who You Love (10)
2. Conor Maynard – R U Crazy (6)
3. Phillip Phillips – Where We Came From (1)
4. Kings Of Leon – Supersoaker (2)
5. Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time (7)
6. Pet Shop Boys – Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (5)
7. Cold War Kids – Miracle Mile (8)
8. Bastille – Laura Palmer (-)
9. Eminem – Berzerk (-)
10. NONONO – Pumpin’ Blood (-)

In The Mix:
A Great Big World – Say Something (new)
Atlas Genius – If So
Avril Lavigne – Rock N Roll
Bruno Mars – Gorilla
Celine Dion – Loved Me Back To Life (new)
Daft Punk featuring Panda Bear – Doin’ It Right
Kaskade – Atmosphere
Marie Miller – You’re Not Alone
Michael Bublé featuring Bryan Adams – After All
OneRepublic – Something I Need
Serena Ryder – What I Wouldn’t Do
The Feeling – Rescue (new)
Tom Odell – Grow Old With Me (new)
Yuna – Rescue (new)

Chart Notes:

  • I was clearly lost without a Passenger song at #1, and this has been so for the past five weeks since “Let Her Go” let go of #1 after 12 weeks. Well, he’s back! The 29-year-old now makes it two for two as “Holes” advances 2-1 in its 11th week on the chart. The performer who was born Mike Rosenberg has now held the top spot for 13 total weeks during 2013, 1/4 of an entire year! This isn’t a record, but he may be in reach of it later this fall should “Holes” continue on at the top, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This, of course, displaces Bastille, who drop 1-2 after two weeks at the top with “Pompeii”.
  • There are backwards bullets galore this week — way too much good music out at the moment and it’s all trying to move up! A few records are breaking away from the pack, however, including “Roar” by Katy Perry, which vaults 14-7 and is looking towards the top, and “The Stars Are Ours” by Mayer Hawthorne, up 20-16. It should become his second top ten in a row following the #2 single “Her Favorite Song”. You can also expect Imagine Dragons (#21) and Sheppard (#23) to go top ten in the next month or two.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is one I’ve been anticipating for a while now, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Coldplay reach the top 40 for the 12th time with “Atlas”, debuting at #31. It’s the first single off the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The group’s had three number-one songs on my chart: could this be their fourth? Looks like it will rise quickly up the chart through October.
  • Two acts this week replace themselves in the top 40: Soul singer John Newman is not so loved this week as he’s out of the chart with “Love Me Again”, but debuts at #38 with the followup single “Cheating”. Likewise, boy band Lawson are broken charted as “Brokenhearted” finds itself beat out of the countdown, but their ode to “Juliet” takes a romantic rank at #39.
  • Shall we end on a Passenger note? It seems only fitting as he now charts with a third song, “The Wrong Direction”, debuting at #40. Luckily, this one’s going in the right direction. Initially released as the first single from All The Little Lights in the summer of 2012, it tanked, but now it’s being rereleased in some European countries like The Netherlands. He won’t be going away (at least from my chart) anytime soon, not that it wasn’t apparent already, and perhaps we’ll meet up again somewhere down the line. Never say never, people. He finished his recent U.S. tour last night in Orlando, FL.

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