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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 23, 2012

A “Good Time” in 2012, indeed.

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 September 23, 2012…

Debuts:
40. MATT CARDLE, “It’s Only Love”
38. LIFEHOUSE featuring NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Between The Raindrops”

29. ONE DIRECTION, “Live While We’re Young”

Biggest Mover(s):
CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Your Body” (31-17, fourteen spots)

10. WALK THE MOON, “Anna Sun” (up 1)
Album: Walk The Moon (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

09. CHRIS WALLACE, “Remember When (Push Rewind)” (down 5)
Album: Push Rewind (2012/2014, ThinkSay Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

08. ANDY GRAMMER, “Miss Me” (up 1)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. MAROON 5, “One More Night” (steady, third week)
Album: Overexposed (2012, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

06. THE SCRIPT featuring WILL.I.AM, “Hall Of Fame” (up 4)
Album: #3 (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (up 1)
Album: Red (2012, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. PINK, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” (steady, second week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. FUN., “Some Nights” (steady, second week)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

02. TRAIN, “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” (steady, sixth week)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

01. OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Good Time” (steady, second week)
Album: The Midsummer Station (2012, Republic Records) and Kiss (2012, 604/School Boy/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two 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: March 17, 2013

“Kiss” on *my* list.

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 March 17, 2013…

Debuts:
40. ZAC BROWN BAND, “Goodbye In Her Eyes”
36. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Mirrors”

Biggest Mover(s):
FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Out Of My League” (19-11, eight spots)

10. MAROON 5, “Daylight” (down 1)
Album: Overexposed (2012, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

09. ONE DIRECTION, “Kiss You” (up 1)
Album: Take Me Home (2012, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. OLLY MURS, “Troublemaker” (steady, second week)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013 – U.S. release, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. OLLY MURS, “Army Of Two” (steady, second week)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013 – U.S. release, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

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

05. TRAIN, “Mermaid” (down 3)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

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

02. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Gone, Gone, Gone” (up 1)
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, second week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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FLASHBACK: Commanders-In-Chart, 2009-2017

On my ballot of bops.

On my ballot of bops.

Saying farewell to a President is hard after eight years in office. In fact, a number of us are saying “don’t leave.” Still, there are people out there who desire a change, someone who more accurately fits their views. Though I don’t get too political on here, I got to vote in my first election in 2008, and I was happy to vote for President Obama both then and in 2012. Needless to say, I appreciated his time and effort in office, and thank him for the work he did. (Let’s be respectful on here, kids, we can all have differing opinions.)

As January 20 brings new leadership and a new sense of uncertainty to many people in the U.S., I thought it would be nice to address something that is certain, at least when it comes my top 40. During the past eight years, a lot of memorable songs reached the #1 spot on my chart, but just a dozen claimed runs of seven weeks or higher at the summit. It takes strong leadership, whether you’re running the country or a personal chart, to build momentum and keep on top, and that’s what these excellent tracks did. Sure, at least a few of these songs didn’t get the national attention that I hoped they would, but as far as my musical universe goes, they’re all classics. What songs will hold this long at #1 during the next president’s time in Washington? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

For now, enjoy all these musical treasures from January 2009 to January 2017: the presidents of pop, the leaders of longevity and all the other members of the chart cabinet.

SEVEN WEEKS
Coldplay
COLDPLAY, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”
July 10, 2011 – August 21, 2011
Album: Mylo Xyloto
Label: Capitol

Gotye and Kimbra
GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
February 12, 2012 – March 25, 2012
Album: Making Mirrors
Label: Universal Republic

A Great Big World
A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home”
May 11, 2014 – June 22, 2014
Album: Is There Anybody Out There?
Label: Epic

Jukebox The Ghost
JUKEBOX THE GHOST, “Postcard”
May 31, 2015 – July 12, 2015
Album: The Great Unknown
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope

Adele
ADELE, “Hello”
November 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia

James TW
JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone”
October 23, 2016 – December 4, 2016
Album: First Impressions (EP)
Label: Island/Republic

EIGHT WEEKS
The Script
THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”
March 29, 2009 – May 17, 2009
Album: The Script
Label: Epic

Rob Thomas
ROB THOMAS, “Her Diamonds”
May 24, 2009 – July 12, 2009
Album: cradlesong
Label: Atlantic

Fun.
FUN., “Some Nights”
July 22, 2012 – September 9, 2012
Album: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic

FUN., “Carry On”
December 2, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Album: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic

ELEVEN WEEKS
Lady Antebellum
LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now”
January 17, 2010 – March 28, 2010
Album: Need You Now
Label: Capitol Nashville

TWELVE WEEKS
Passenger
PASSENGER, “Let Her Go”
May 12, 2013 – July 28, 2013
Album: All The Little Lights
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 6, 2013

Tryin' to catch our breaths from this flashback.

Tryin’ to catch our breaths from this 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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 6, 2013…

Debuts:
38. PASSION PIT, “Carried Away”
37. TAYLOR SWIFT, “22”

Biggest Mover(s):
LAWSON, “Learn To Love Again” (39-29, ten spots)

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

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Catch My Breath” (steady, third week)
Album: Greatest Hits – Chapter One (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

08. ADELE, “Skyfall” (down 2)
Album: Skyfall – Single (2012, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. THE SCRIPT, “Six Degrees Of Separation” (steady, second week)
Album: #3 (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. ROBBIE WILLIAMS, “Candy” (down 2)
Album: Take The Crown (2012, Farrell Music/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. JASON MRAZ, “93 Million Miles” (steady, second week)
Album: Love Is A Four Letter Word (2012, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (up 4)
Album: Red (2012, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. OLLY MURS, “Troublemaker” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013 – U.S. release, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. P!NK, “Try” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. FUN., “Carry On” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 20, 2012

"Come Back" to 2012 for a moment.

“Come Back” to 2012 for a moment.

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 May 20, 2012…

Debuts:
39. LAWSON, “When She Was Mine”
38. MARINA & THE DIAMONDS, “Primadonna”
35. FUN., “Some Nights”

Biggest Mover(s):
ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Guardian” (40-31, nine spots)

10. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (down 4)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. ADELE, “Rumour Has It” (steady, second week)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. TRAIN, “Drive By” (down 3)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. KARMIN, “Brokenhearted” (up 1)
Album: Hello (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Cupid” (up 1)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, International Solutions/Avex/Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Call Me Maybe” (up 5)
Album: Kiss (2012, Schoolboy/604/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (steady, second week)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (steady, second week)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (steady, second week)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. KEANE, “Silenced By The Night” (steady, second week)
Album: Strangeland (2012, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 1, 2012

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The jams you “used to know.”

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 back to a few weeks before my college graduation and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2012…

Debuts:
40. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Sweeter”
39. EMELI SANDÉ, “Next To Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
DANIEL POWTER, “Cupid” (37-28, nine spots)

10. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (down 2)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (down 3)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

08. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (up 3)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. ONE DIRECTION, “One Thing” (down 2)
Album: Up All Night (2012 – U.S. release, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

06. KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (up 3)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (up 2)
Album: Science & Faith (2011 – U.S. release, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (steady, third week)
Album: + (2012 – U.S. release, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (steady, third week)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (down 1)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012 – U.S. release, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

01. TRAIN, “Drive By” (up 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 14, 2012

"Hall" to the chief.

“Hall” to the chief.

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 months after I graduated from college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2012…

Debuts:
40. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “If Only”
37. PINK, “Try”
32. FUN., “Carry On”

Biggest Mover(s):
JASON MRAZ, “93 Million Miles” (38-29, 9 spots)

10. ONEREPUBLIC, “Feel Again” (steady, second week)
Album: Native (2013, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

09. TRAIN, “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” (down 3)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

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

07. WALK THE MOON, “Anna Sun” (up 1)
Album: Walk The Moon (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. ONE DIRECTION, “Live While We’re Young” (up 3)
Album: Take Me Home (2012, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

05. OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Good Time” (down 2)
Album: The Midsummer Station (2012, Republic Records) and Kiss (2012, 604/Schoolboy/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. TAYLOR SWIFT, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (steady, second week)
Album: Red (2012, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. ANDY GRAMMER, “Miss Me” (up 2)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. PINK, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” (steady, second week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. THE SCRIPT featuring WILL.I.AM, “Hall Of Fame” (steady, third week)
Album: #3 (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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