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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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 28, 2013

Win, lose or "Tie".

Win, lose or “Tie”.

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. With the annual running of the Boston Marathon earlier this week, of course, I was brought back to the terrible events of last year. Luckily, today, we’re Boston Strong(er). Meanwhile, here’s what was happening one year ago on my chart dated April 28, 2013:

Debuts:
40. CLASSIFIED featuring DAVID MYLES, “Inner Ninja”
38. SARA BAREILLES, “Brave”
37. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “Our Song”
33. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky”

Biggest Movers:
PLAIN WHITE T’S, “Should’ve Gone To Bed” (27-21)
KELLY CLARKSON, “People Like Us” (19-13)
and PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (9-3) (6 spots)

10. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Suit & Tie”
Timberlake is the only artist with two songs in this week’s top ten, and I guess it’s no surprise: The 20/20 Experience was blowing up and getting a ton of people excited a year ago. “Suit” would spend two weeks at #2 after a quick rise up my top 40 and fell as the hype trailed off. In January, it won a GRAMMY Award for Best Music Video, directed by David Fincher.

09. MATT HIRES, “Restless Heart”
After missing my chart two years prior with “Honey, Let Me Sing You A Song”, the Florida singer and songwriter entered onto my chart with this single, co-written and produced by the duo Espionage. They’re responsible for big hits on my top 40 for acts like David Cook and Train. He’s now independent and just released an EP, Heartache Machine, this month.

08. FUN., “Why Am I The One?”
In 2013, this trio rushed to the top of my chart with three consecutive singles (“We Are Young”, “Some Nights” and “Carry On”), and while this song received a video treatment, it never ended up getting serviced to radio. As a result, it didn’t quite do as well, rising to #6, but that’s still significant. Member Jack Antonoff is currently promoting a new project, Bleachers.

07. DANIEL POWTER, “Crazy All My Life”
He’s a one hit wonder to most audiences, and “Bad Day” may forever be his best performing single on my chart, but Powter is still raking in the hits when it comes to my survey. The now 43-year-old singer from British Columbia has entered a total of ten times, with this climbing to #3. Powter has been writing with various collaborators for his latest effort since March.

06. PASSION PIT, “Carried Away”
The quartet from Cambridge, MA wasn’t exactly on my radar when debut album Manners hit shelves back in 2009, but go forward several years to 2012’s Gossamer and we see quite a difference. “Carried” remains the band’s biggest single on my chart, spending two weeks at #4, a better peak than the #26 achieved by “Take A Walk”. They have yet to rank since then.

05. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Mirrors”
Here’s the second of two songs from the former Mouseketeer and *NSYNC member. “Suit & Tie” may have provided that nice throwback sound, but “Mirrors” took us into the present with a contemporary R&B sound. It landed at #2 on the Hot 100, the same position it peaked at on here for three weeks. A third single from his album, “Tunnel Vision”, failed to enter.

04. PINK featuring NATE RUESS, “Just Give Me A Reason”
Combining the forces of two #1 artists on one emotional duet is grounds enough for yet another #1 single, right? No shock here; “Reason” took over the top spot for five weeks, becoming the biggest collaboration of the year. In fact, the song was the third of four singles to reach the top two from Pink‘s 2012 album The Truth About Love, a pretty impressive chart feat.

03. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go”
Taking a big leap of six notches from #9 is the song that would end up being my #1 single of the year 2013. “Go” held a grip on the weekly throne for twelve weeks in a row, the longest consecutive run for a male soloist in my top 40’s history. That is one extended stay. Though it wouldn’t break in the United States until later that year, it did very well at radio and retail.

02. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Out Of My League”
In 2011, this sextet from Los Angeles took a long ride up to #1 for a week with their first big radio single, “MoneyGrabber”. Though the band claimed one of my favorite albums of the year with More Than Just A Dream, “League” didn’t experience that wish of another chart-topper, holding at #2 for five weeks. Followup “The Walker” also peaked at #2 for three frames.

01. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “It’s A Beautiful Day”
Leading the chart for a third week in a row was the fourth song to reach that coveted spot for the Canadian crooner and the leadoff cut from To Be Loved, which was certified Gold. “Beautiful” was co-written by Bublé, Alan Chang and Amy Foster and produced by Bob Rock. Though it wasn’t nearly as big as “Haven’t Met You Yet” on a global scale, it did grab its usual airtime at both AC and Hot AC radio here in the States. A re-release of the album with an added DVD is available Tuesday.

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