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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 21, 2003

That’s the Wayne of the world.

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 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 21, 2003:

Debuts:
39. SHERYL CROW, “The First Cut Is The Deepest”
37. OUTKAST, “Hey Ya!”
33. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible”
(see #10 below)

Biggest Mover(s):
JOSH KELLEY, “Amazing” (33-27)
O.A.R., “Hey Girl” (17-11, six spots)

10. PINK, “Trouble” (debut)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

09. MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (up 1)
Album: Coverage (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

08. LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (up 1)
Album: Liz Phair (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

07. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (down 3)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (up 1)
Album: My Soul (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Republic/Universal Records)
Peak: #4

04. DIDO, “White Flag” (up 1)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (down 2)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (up 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (up 1)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 2, 2003

"Down" and up this week's chart.

“Down” and up this week’s 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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 2, 2003…

Debuts:
40. MICHAEL MCDONALD, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
35. LINKIN PARK, “Numb”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see below, #9)

10. SHERYL CROW, “The First Cut Is The Deepest” (steady, second week)
Album: The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow (2003, A&M Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “The Voice Within” (up 22)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

08. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down” (up 6)
Album: A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003, Vagrant Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music” (up 1)
Album: In The Zone (2003, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (down 3)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

05. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (steady, second week)
Album: Measure Of A Man (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. NELLY FURTADO, “Powerless (Say What You Want)” (steady, second week)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (down 2)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. DIDO, “White Flag” (steady, second week)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. NO DOUBT, “It’s My Life” (up 5)
Album: The Singles 1992–2003 (2003, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 12, 2003

"Mom" knows best.

“Mom” knows best.

It is time for yet 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’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on to the final year of middle school, a few weeks into eighth grade, and revisit my top songs from this week in 2003…

Debuts:
38. WILLA FORD featuring LADY MAY, “A Toast To Men”
34. KILEY DEAN, “Who Will I Run To?”
29. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music”

Biggest Mover(s):
MICHAEL BUBLE, “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” (31-23, eight spots)

10. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (up 7)
Album: Measure Of A Man (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

09. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “Bright Lights” (steady, second week)
Album: More Than You Think You Are (2002, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (down 2)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Republic/Universal Records)
Peak: #4

07. MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Coverage (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

06. O.A.R., “Hey Girl” (up 2)
Album: In Between Now And Then (2003, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (steady, third week)
Album: My Soul (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. PINK, “Trouble” (steady, second week)
Album: Try This (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. DIDO, “White Flag” (steady, third week)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 9, 2003

The “Life” of the charts.

It is time for yet 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’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on to the fall of eighth grade and my middle school days and revisit the top songs from this week in 2003…

Debuts:
40. KELIS, “Milkshake”
32. PINK, “God Is A DJ”
26. LILLIX, “Tomorrow”

Biggest Mover(s):
WILLA FORD featuring LADY MAY, “A Toast To Men” (27-15, twelve spots)

10. SARAH MCLACHLAN, “Fallen” (up 2)
Album: Afterglow (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (down 3)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

08. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (down 3)
Album: Measure Of A Man (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music” (steady, second week)
Album: In The Zone (2003, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (down 3)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

05. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “The Voice Within” (up 4)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

04. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down” (up 4)
Album: A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003, Vagrant Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. NELLY FURTADO, “Powerless (Say What You Want)” (up 1)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. DIDO, “White Flag” (steady, third week)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. NO DOUBT, “It’s My Life” (steady, second week)
Album: The Singles 1992–2003 (2003, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 17, 2003

Can't hold Stacy down.

Can’t hold Stacy down.

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Let’s take a trip back to a few weeks before the start of eighth grade (cringe) and revisit the top songs from this week in 2003…

Debuts:
39. STING, “Send Your Love”

38. BEYONCÉ featuring SEAN PAUL, “Baby Boy”
36. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Follow Through”
35. M.V.P. featuring STAGGA LEE, “Roc Ya Body Mic Check 1, 2”
34. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “…Baby One More Time”
32. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Baby I Love U!”
28. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Breathe”

Biggest Mover:
MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (28-18) (10 spots)

10. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4

09. FEFE DOBSON, “Take Me Away” (up 3)
Album: Fefe Dobson (2003, Island Def Jam Records)
Peak: #7

08. SANTANA featuring ALEX BAND or CHAD KROEGER, “Why Don’t You & I” (down 2)
Album: Shaman (2002, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

07. VERTICAL HORIZON, “I’m Still Here” (up 3)
Album: Go (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (up 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

05. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring LIL KIM, “Can’t Hold Us Down” (down 2)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (up 5)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LIVE, “Heaven” (up 1)
Album: Birds Of Pray (2003, Radioactive/Geffen Records)
Peak: #3

02. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (steady, second week)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (steady, second week)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 18, 2003

Say what you want about these two.

Say what you want about these two.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. 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, it’s back to eighth grade, probably the worst year of school ever. However, the music was still pretty good, with a lot of singer-songwriters and pure pop acts hitting it big on my survey. Here’s my chart from October 18, 2003:

Debuts:
33. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (#1 for four weeks, December – January 2004)
22. NO DOUBT, “It’s My Life” (#1 for five weeks, November)

Biggest Mover(s):
BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music” (29-18) (11 spots)

10. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “Bright Lights”
Rob Thomas and his band were still doing well in 2003 having just come off the success of the single “Unwell”. This third release from More Than You Think You Are was the biggest of the era on my chart, spending two weeks at #9 before falling to #10 this week. Four years later, the band would go to #1 for five weeks with “How Far We’ve Come”. They last charted earlier this year with the #21 single “Our Song”.

09. MARIA, “I Give, You Take”
Down from #5 after three weeks there, this was her only song to make my chart. “Take” garnered some airplay at the CHR format in the fall of 2003, but ultimately flopped after the folding of DreamWorks Records. There was a conspiracy theory for a while on one of the message boards I’m on that Maria was actually Samantha Mumba under another name, but that’s not true. They do look similar, however!

08. O.A.R., “Hey Girl”
After two weeks at #6, the first song to make my chart for this band from Rockville, MD fell to #8. After hitting it big with the college crowds, this was their first big attempt at breaking mainstream radio, and while it was a hit in some markets, it didn’t do well nationally. Luckily, “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” changed all that, becoming their biggest success to date, with a #2 peak on my own personal chart.

07. NELLY FURTADO, “Powerless (Say What You Want)”
Moving up from #13 last week, this single led off her album Folklore, and I was really into it during the fall of 2003. I still think that it’s the best body of work of her career so far. It would end up peaking at #2. Sadly, the song and the era never took off in the U.S., and the singer was largely forgotten about until she roared back with 2006’s “Promiscuous”. She is currently working on a second Spanish album.

06. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible”
Here’s the American Idol portion of our countdown; hey, someone had to make it possible. Taking a leap from 10-6 was Aiken’s first top ten single on my top 40; he had just missed it a few months earlier with “This Is The Night” (#12). “Invisible” is actually a remake of a single that originally charted earlier that summer by the Irish boy band D-Side; the song went to #7 in the United Kingdom and in Ireland.

05. MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me”
Moore, Moore, Moore. How do you like her? Well, I liked her a lot, especially this song originally done by John Hiatt and which she covered for her 2003 album appropriately titled Coverage. “Faith” was up 7-5 this week, which tied 2001’s “In My Pocket” for her highest peaking song on my survey. She last made my top 40 in 2007 with the #7 “Extraordinary”. She’ll be appearing in an upcoming TV film, The Advocates.

04. PINK, “Trouble”
The album was Try This, but though she tried, she and her label couldn’t get America on board with this era. “Trouble” had a huge debut on my chart, but quickly peaked out after it was clear that the song was faltering nationally. #4 would be as high as it went. Followup single “God Is A DJ” also quickly went top ten, but was largely ignored by U.S. radio. What a difference ten years makes; she’s absolutely crushing it now.

03. DIDO, “White Flag”
Now, the singer from England who made a name for herself on both sides of the Atlantic. After “Here With Me” and “Thank You” went top ten in 2000 and 2001, respectively, this final single (thus far) to rank from her was holding steady that week, but would climb to #2. A new studio album from her, Girl Who Got Away, was out earlier this year on RCA Records and a Greatest Hits album will be released in November.

02. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe”
Ah, yes, it was the debut hit for that pop/rock group out of California who seems to be more popular now than they ever were before. “Breathe” would spent five consecutive weeks at #2 on my chart, with this particular week being its final at the position. They would follow this up with two number-one singles in a row, “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved”. They’re about to chart with a new single, “Lucky Strike”.

01. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom”
Here it is ! #1 for a fifth consecutive week on my top 40 this week in 2003 might be the only song you know from this power pop quartet based out of New York City. Alternative radio picked up a few of their singles in the mid-to-late 90’s, but it was “Mom” that quickly took off with a mainstream audience. The song charted moderately well in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and here in the U.S., going to #21 on the Hot 100. A followup single, “Mexican Wine”, missed the top 20 on my survey in 2004. They haven’t charted since then.

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