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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 2, 2014

“Coming” to a countdown near 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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 2, 2014…

Debuts:
39. OH HONEY, “Be Okay”
36. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better”

Biggest Mover(s):
DJ CASSIDY featuring JESSIE J & ROBIN THICKE, “Calling All Hearts” (31-24, seven spots)

10. KARMIN, “I Want It All” (up 1)
Album: Pulses (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. BOY & BEAR, “Southern Sun” (steady, second week)
Album: Harlequin Dream (2013, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

08. GARY BARLOW & ELTON JOHN, “Face To Face” (steady, second week)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #4

07. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (down 1)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age” (up 1)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. BASTILLE, “Bad Blood” (steady, second week)
Album: Bad Blood (2013, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. MAGIC!, “Rude” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Don’t Kill The Magic (2014, Latium/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

03. GROUPLOVE, “Shark Attack” (steady, third week)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (down 1)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (up 1)
Album: Pop Psychology (2014, Island Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 24, 2013

“Two” for one.

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 March 24, 2013…

Debuts:
40. MATT NATHANSON, “Mission Bells”
39. WALK OFF THE EARTH, “Red Hands”
36. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go”

Biggest Mover(s):
DANIEL POWTER, “Crazy All My Life” (32-23, nine spots)

10. PASSION PIT, “Carried Away” (up 2)
Album: Gossamer (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. ONE DIRECTION, “Kiss You” (steady, second week)
Album: Take Me Home (2012, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

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

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

06. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Out Of My League” (up 5)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

05. OLLY MURS, “Army Of Two” (up 2)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. ONEREPUBLIC, “If I Lose Myself” (down 1)
Album: Native (2013, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

03. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Suit & Tie” (up 1)
Album: The 20/20 Experience (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Gone, Gone, Gone” (steady, second week)
Album: The World From The Side Of The Moon (2012, 19/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. P!NK featuring NATE RUESS, “Just Give Me A Reason” (steady, third week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 19, 2014

“Go” back to 2014.

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 January 19, 2014…

Debuts:
40. EMERSON HART, “The Best That I Can Give”
34. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age”

Biggest Mover(s):
NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (39-26, thirteen spots)

10. THE 1975, “Girls” (down 3)
Album: The 1975 (2013, Dirty Hit/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. BOY & BEAR, “Southern Sun” (up 1)
Album: Harlequin Dream (2013, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

08. A GREAT BIG WORLD (featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA), “Say Something” (down 2)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Black Magnetic/Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

07. MAGIC!, “Rude” (up 4)
Album: Don’t Kill The Magic (2014, Latium/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

06. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (up 2)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (steady, second week)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records – U.K.)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (steady, second week)
Album: Midnight Memories (2013, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (steady, second week)
Album: Helios (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (down 1)
Album: All This Bad Blood (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (up 1)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 2, 2014

A Perri good flashback.

A Perri good flashback.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 2, 2014…

Debuts:
40. ROYAL WOOD, “Forever And Ever”
39. ERIC HUTCHINSON, “Tell The World”

Biggest Movers:
ONE DIRECTION, “Midnight Memories” (40-33)
THE 1975, “Settle Down” (37-30)
FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age” (28-21)
NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (18-11, seven spots)

10. TAYLOR HENDERSON, “Borrow My Heart” (up 1)
Album: Taylor Henderson (2013, Sony Music Australia)
Peak: #10

09. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (down 2)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records U.K.)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. BOY & BEAR, “Southern Sun” (up 1)
Album: Harlequin Dream (2013, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (down 1)
Album: Midnight Memories (2013, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. GROUPLOVE, “Shark Attack” (up 2)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. MAGIC!, “Rude” (steady, second week)
Album: Don’t Kill The Magic (2014, Latium/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

04. THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (down 1)
Album: Helios (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

03. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (down 1)
Album: All This Bad Blood (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (up 2)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (steady, third week)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (September 2016)

Radio Report - September 2016

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in September in this month’s Radio Report.

CHR/TOP 40

MARTIN GARRIX & BEBE REXHA – “In The Name Of Love” (RCA, September 6)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Garrix reached #12 in 2014 with the largely-instrumental dance hit “Animals”, while “Don’t Look Down” hit #31 in 2015. Some of Rexha’s featured appearances have charted well, but her main-credited songs usually hit a brick wall in the top 30.

JORDAN FISHER – “Lookin’ Like That” (Hollywood, September 13)
Album: Jordan Fisher – EP (2016)
Past CHR History: “All About Us” topped Adam’s Top 40 for a week, and despite a huge radio push, that song just didn’t get tagged or sell enough to warrant a run beyond the mid-20’s at CHR radio. I’m rooting for Fisher to get that big radio smash later this year.

ZARA LARSSON – “Ain’t My Fault” (Epic, September 20)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Her label was able to break “Never Forget You” at the format earlier this year, hitting #5, but a reissue of “Lush Life” lost its momentum upon reaching the top 40 (after an initial run outside the top 50 last fall.) We’ll see if this has a solid climb.

ALTERNATIVE

THE GRISWOLDS – “Out Of My Head” (Wind-up/Concord, September 13)
Album: TBA
Past Alternative History: These Aussie rockers made the top 20 in 2014 with the catchy “Beware The Dog”, a #9 hit on Adam’s Top 40, while “If You Wanna Stay” stalled in the 30’s for two to three months. “Out” has already seen some early action from the panel.

THE SCORE – “Unstoppable” (Republic, September 13)
Album: Unstoppable – EP (2016)
Past Alternative History: “Oh My Love” (which reached the Hot AC top 40) and “On And On” both failed to chart here. However, a number of syncs for this release, including YouTube’s Dude Perfect series, have helped it to surge in both sales and streaming stats.

FITZ & THE TANTRUMS – “Roll Up” (Elektra/Atlantic, September 20)
Album: Fitz & The Tantrums (2016)
Past Alternative History: Leadoff single “HandClap” recently high-fived the top five, peaking at #4. They led this chart with two #1 songs in a row, “Out Of My League” (2013, two weeks) and “The Walker” (2014, one week). Can they “roll up” to the top spot again?

TRIPLE A

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE – “Wish That You Were Here” (Republic, September 6)
Album: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (Soundtrack) (2016)
Past AAA History: Just last year, the English band sent two singles (“What Kind Of Man” and “Ship To Wreck”) to the top of the list here, so there’s a good chance that this soundtrack cut will post some solid numbers. The Tim Burton film opens on September 30.

STING – “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” (A&M/Interscope, September 6)
Album: 57th & 9th (2016)
Past AAA History: Though the format plays plenty of his tracks with The Police and his first few solo albums, there should be some interest in this song. In the 2000’s, his hits here include “Desert Rose” (#1 for four weeks, 2000) and “Send Your Love” (#5, 2003).

BARNS COURTNEY – “Glitter & Gold” (Capitol, September 19)
Album: Hands – EP (2016)
Past AAA History: Courtney’s “Fire”, a former #1 on Adam’s Top 40, reached #2 at the format. That single is still making its way up the Alternative chart, where it sits in the top 20. Can one of my favorite newcomers of 2016 get his second U.S. radio hit? I hope so.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 26, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

“Feeling” real good.

DEBUTS
39. The 1975 – Somebody Else
38. Lukas Graham – Mama Said
36. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore
35. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Dagny – Backbeat (34)
19. Bastille – Good Grief (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
17. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. OneRepublic – Wherever I Go (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (13) | PEAK: #09
08. DNCE – Toothbrush (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (07) | PEAK: #03
05. Barns Courtney – Fire (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (05) | PEAK: #04
03. P!nk – Just Like Fire (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (1)
2. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (3)
3. MUNA – Loudspeaker (2)
4. Weathers – Happy Pills (8)
5. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (5)
6. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (6)
7. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (-)
8. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (Don’t You Cry For Me) (4)
9. Rob Thomas – Pieces (-)
10. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (7)

In The Mix:
Christina Aguilera – Change
COIN – Talk Too Much
Elton John – A Good Heart
Eric Hutchinson – Anyone Who Knows Me
Hailey Knox – Geeks (new)
High Dive Heart – Misfit
Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl (new)
Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You
Miike Snow – My Trigger
Sara Hartman – Satellite
Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (new)
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man
Tom Odell – Magnetised

Chart Notes:

  • Troye Sivan has one of the biggest songs on my chart so far this year with “Youth”, a three-week #1 that currently falls to #37, down a spot from last week. This week, he lands my Highest Debut at #35 with an updated version of “Wild”. The new mix features singer Alessia Cara. Both of those tracks (“Wild” in its original form) can be found on Blue Neighbourhood, which Sivan released last year.
  • The New York duo Phantogram had a big top five Alternative hit in 2014 with “Fall In Love”. That song didn’t quite make my chart, but their new single is definitely catching on with me. “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” comes in at #36. It’s off to a great start at radio, and should continue to do well through the late summer and early fall.
  • Following their international smash “7 Years”, the Danish quartet Lukas Graham is hitting U.S. radio with “Mama Said”. It’s a new entry at #38 this week. The song interpolates the popular “It’s The Hard Knock Life” from the musical Annie.
  • Lastly, at #39, is the third top 40 single from The 1975‘s I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it album. “Somebody Else” follows “The Sound”, which recently hit #3 and comes in at #31 this week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 19, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

“Stop” gets the green light again.

DEBUTS
31. Bastille – Good Grief
29. Passenger – Somebody’s Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (37)
22. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (30) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Chris Ayer – On The Blvd (11) | PEAK: #10
09. The Strumbellas – Spirits (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (05) | PEAK: #03
06. DNCE – Toothbrush (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Barns Courtney – Fire (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. P!nk – Just Like Fire (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (1)
2. MUNA – Loudspeaker (2)
3. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (4)
4. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (Don’t You Cry For Me) (3)
5. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (5)
6. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (6)
7. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (7)
8. Weathers – Happy Pills (9)
9. Tom Odell – Magnetised (10)
10. Sara Hartman – Satellite (8)

In The Mix:
Christina Aguilera – Change (new)
COIN – Talk Too Much
Elton John – A Good Heart
Eric Hutchinson – Anyone Who Knows Me (new)
Haley Reinhart – Better
High Dive Heart – Misfit (new)
Lukas Graham – Mama Said
Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You
Miike Snow – My Trigger
Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (new)
Rob Thomas – Pieces (new)
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man

Chart Notes:

  • Two of the biggest acts to debut on my personal chart in 2013 return with some massive new songs. The singer/songwriter born in the English town of Brighton claims the Highest Debut of the two, coming in at #29. He’s four-time Adam’s Top 40 chart-topper Passenger, and his single is “Somebody’s Love”. It goes for Triple A adds later this month. His new album is titled Young As The Morning Old As The Sea, and it’s due on September 23. Needless to say, I’m very excited to hear it.
  • The only other debut this week is from rockers Bastille, the English quartet that has a pair of chart-toppers thus far. That could change to three if “Good Grief” makes it to the top, but for now, it’s in at #31. Their new album, Wild World, is set to come out later this year. What kind of weird science awaits us on the new set? I’m sure we’ll find out soon.
  • Next week is looking like a really active chart, with the potential for as many as six debuts! There’s a mix of established acts and newcomers that are waiting in the wings, so check back to see who makes it into the 40.

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