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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 25, 2016

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“Nobody but” Bublé.

DEBUTS
40. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
39. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (36)
27. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (32)
25. Emeli Sandé – Hurts (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
12. James TW – When You Love Someone (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
09. OneRepublic – Kids (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (07) | PEAK: #02
06. Bastille – Good Grief (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Score – Unstoppable (1)
2. Nick Fradiani – All On You (4)
3. Nathan Sykes – Famous (9)
4. Matt Simons – Lose Control (6)
5. COIN – Talk Too Much (5)
6. Idina Menzel – Queen Of Swords (8)
7. LP – Lost On You (-)
8. BANNERS – Into The Storm (-)
9. The Mowgli’s – Bad Thing (-)
10. Royal Teeth – Kids Conspire (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off!
Celine Dion – Recovering
Five For Fighting – Born To Win
for KING & COUNTRY – Priceless (new)
Johnnyswim – Let It Matter
JoJo – No Apologies
Kris Allen – Love Will Find You
Matt Hires – Fighting A Ghost
Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand
Young Rising Sons – Undefeatable

Chart Notes:

  • In 2003, a then-new singer from Canada made his debut on my chart with a cover of “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” by The Bee Gees. His version hit #21 that October, and also reached the top 20 on the AC chart around that time. 13 years later, Michael Bublé has his fifth chart-topper on Adam’s Top 40, as “Nobody But Me” leaps from 5-1. Overall, this marks his 16th career week at #1 on my chart.
  • At #39, Canadian group The Strumbellas have this week’s Highest Debut with “We Don’t Know”. It’s their second time on my chart; earlier this year, they got as high as #2 with “Spirits”. The song is already a hit on Alternative radio in Canada, and it’s mere inches away from becoming a top 40 single on the U.S.-based format chart. Both tracks are from the album Hope.
  • Just below them is English newcomer Calum Scott, debuting at #40 with his remake of Robyn‘s “Dancing On My Own”. It recently reached the top five in countries like Australia, Ireland, Scotland and the United Kingdom. The song impacts at Hot AC radio on October 3. Scott’s a former contestant from Britain’s Got Talent.
  • With new singles from DNCE and Train, among other acts, coming on Friday, expect a very active chart next Sunday. Look out for In The Mix entries from BANNERS and Nathan Sykes to debut soon as well.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 18, 2016

11 at the 1.

“Blocks” is alive at five.

DEBUTS
40. Fitz & The Tantrums – Roll Up
39. Emeli Sandé – Hurts
38. The Fray – Singing Low | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape (38)
26. Jordan Fisher – Lookin’ Like That (33)
24. Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You (30)
13. Saint Motel – Move (19)
05. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (13) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (07) | PEAK: #06
09. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (13) | PEAK: #05
04. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Bastille – Good Grief (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Score – Unstoppable (2)
2. Tegan And Sara – Stop Desire (1)
3. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (4)
4. Nick Fradiani – All On You (6)
5. COIN – Talk Too Much (3)
6. Matt Simons – Lose Control (8)
7. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own (-)
8. Idina Menzel – Queen Of Swords (-)
9. Nathan Sykes – Famous (-)
10. Tom Chaplin – Hardened Heart (10)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off!
Celine Dion – Recovering
Five For Fighting – Born To Win
Johnnyswim – Let It Matter
JoJo – No Apologies
Joshua Radin – High & Low
Kris Allen – Love Will Find You
Matt Hires – Fighting A Ghost
New District – Ain’t Got Money
Royal Teeth – Kids Conspire
The Mowgli’s – Bad Thing
Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand
Tyler Glenn – Shameless
Young Rising Sons – Undefeatable

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the 12th top 40 hit for The Fray, the Denver act that first made my chart with “Over My Head (Cable Car)” in December 2005. The quartet strikes again with “Singing Low”, entering at #38. It’s the first release from the hits collection Through The Years: The Best Of The Fray, out November 4. Of those 12 chart tracks, eight made the top ten, and two reached #1: 2006’s “How To Save A Life” and 2009’s “You Found Me”.
  • This week marks the return of singer Emeli Sandé to my top 40, debuting at #39 with her third charting single, “Hurts”. A new album from the 29-year-old star, Long Live The Angels, is due on November 11. Her first chart song, “Next To Me”, hit #8 for three weeks in the summer of 2012. In the fall of 2013, “My Kind Of Love” climbed to #7.
  • Finally, at #40, Los Angeles sextet Fitz & The Tantrums roll up to the countdown with “Roll Up”. It follows “HandClap”, which spent two weeks at #3 in May. Both singles are taken from their self-titled third album. On Tuesday, “Roll” impacts at Alternative radio. Good luck, guys!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 11, 2016

11 at the 1.

“Blocks” rocks.

DEBUTS
40. Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
38. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Fire Escape
37. Barns Courtney – Glitter & Gold | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. James TW – When You Love Someone (32)
20. The Griswolds – Out Of My Head (27)
13. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (21) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
(see #9, #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Bastille – Good Grief (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Tegan And Sara – Stop Desire (1)
2. The Score – Unstoppable (4)
3. COIN – Talk Too Much (3)
4. The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (5)
5. Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back (2)
6. Nick Fradiani – All On You (6)
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – Roll Up (-)
8. Matt Simons – Lose Control (10)
9. The Fray – Singing Low (-)
10. Tom Chaplin – Hardened Heart (7)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Astrid S – Hurts So Good
Bastille – Send Them Off!
Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
Celine Dion – Recovering (new)
Five For Fighting – Born To Win (new)
Idina Menzel – Queen Of Swords
Johnnyswim – Let It Matter (new)
JoJo – No Apologies
Joshua Radin – High & Low
Kris Allen – Love Will Find You (new)
KT Tunstall – Maybe It’s A Good Thing
Matt Hires – Fighting A Ghost (new)
Nathan Sykes – Famous (new)
New District – Ain’t Got Money
Royal Teeth – Kids Conspire (new)
The Mowgli’s – Bad Thing (new)
Third Eye Blind – Company Of Strangers (new)
Tom Chaplin – Quicksand
Tyler Glenn – Shameless
Young Rising Sons – Undefeatable

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by one of this year’s top newcomers to my chart. In fact, later this year, he’ll probably be in the running for my #1 song of 2016. Of course, that’s with “Fire”, a former #1 that stands at #36 in its 29th week. Singer Barns Courtney lands his second hit here with “Glitter & Gold”, new at #37. It goes for adds at the Triple A format on the 19th. It remains to be seen whether or not “Fire” can climb any higher than the top 20 at Alternative radio, but I hope it does.
  • In 1998, the Texas band Fastball took a song called “Fire Escape” to #12 on the Alternative chart and #25 on the CHR/Top 40 chart. It was the follow-up to “The Way”, a big multi-format hit earlier that year. 18 years later, a different song with the same title is hitting the airwaves, performed by Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness. It enters at #38 on my chart. A total of seven songs by McMahon (four under Jack’s Mannequin) have reached my top 40.
  • He’ll be 65 in a few weeks, and he’s still making great tunes. The legendary Sting returns to my chart with his first entry in a decade, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, entering at #40. It’s the leadoff single from 57th & 9th, due November 11. In the spring of 2006, he collaborated with Sheryl Crow on “Always On Your Side”, which peaked at #32.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 9, 2016

A whole new “World”.

As the summer cools down, the charts are about to heat up with pop players and country contenders. They’re all looking out for the top of the charts, but will any of them get there? Here are the notable albums and singles released this week:

BASTILLE — Wild World (iTunes)
This is the second studio album for the popular British indie pop group, led by singer and songwriter Dan Smith. Though “Good Grief” isn’t nearly as big as “Pompeii” was, it’s still a significant top five single on the Alternative radio listing. Look for it to land in the top ten next week, with a likely #1 entry on the U.K. chart (and probably a number of other international lists.)

JASON ALDEAN — They Don’t Know (iTunes)
Country superstar Aldean does know how to create big singles and albums, so it’s not going to be a surprise to see this set in the top three (and maybe even #1) next week. The current single from it is “A Little More Summertime”, which needs “a little more” time on the radio to reach its maximum potential.

GROUPLOVE — Big Mess (iTunes)
The California rockers are hoping for some big results with their third studio album, which features “Welcome To Your Life”, a top 15 hit on the Alternative chart. They have a ways to go (see what I did there?) before they can claim another top ten, but the album’s debut should give it a good boost.

GAVIN DEGRAW — Something Worth Saving (iTunes)
DeGraw’s latest effort is led by “She Sets The City On Fire”, which is burning up the top 20 at the Hot AC format. Will this single give him his first top ten in four years? Last time around, “Not Over You” spent a week at #1 in January 2012. A debut in the top 20 for this set sounds about right.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART — Signs Of Life (iTunes)
“All We Ever Knew” is the current #1 on Triple A radio, so its chart life on the airwaves can’t get much better. As for its entrance on the Billboard 200, well, that may be a different story. Still, look for it to do some solid numbers.

More albums out this week: Jacob Whitesides‘s Why? (iTunes), Karmin‘s Leo Rising (iTunes), KT Tunstall‘s KIN (iTunes), LOLO‘s In Memory Of When I Gave A S**t (iTunes), Of Mice & Men‘s Cold World (iTunes), The Time Jumpers‘s Kid Sister (iTunes), Wilco‘s Schmilco (iTunes), Willie Bobo‘s Dig My Feeling (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Ofelia K‘s Chaos Cave (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Fire Escape”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Here’s To The Farmer”, Luke Bryan (iTunes)
“Influence”, Tove Lo featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Knockout”, Bon Jovi (iTunes)
“My Favorite Part”, Mac Miller featuring Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Perfect Illusion”, Lady Gaga (iTunes)
“Recovering”, Celine Dion (iTunes)
“Revolution Radio, Green Day (iTunes)
“Singing Low”, The Fray (iTunes)
“Small World”, Idina Menzel (iTunes)
“The Greatest”, Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
“Waste A Moment”, Kings Of Leon (iTunes)
“WildHorse”, RaeLynn (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Mac Miller, Phantogram, Usher and more.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 31, 2016

All "Good" at #1.

The chiefs of “Grief”.

DEBUTS
39. Andy Grammer – Fresh Eyes
37. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
27. Grouplove – Welcome To Your Life (32)
24. Katy Perry – Rise (30)
19. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (24)
10. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (17) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
09. Coldplay – Up&Up (14)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (17) | PEAK: #10
09. Coldplay – Up&Up (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
03. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (02) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Bastille – Good Grief (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (1)
2. High Dive Heart – Misfit (3)
3. Weathers – Happy Pills (2)
4. O.A.R. – I Go Through (8)
5. James TW – When You Love Someone (9)
6. Hailey Knox – Geeks (5)
7. MAGIC! – Red Dress (7)
8. Miike Snow – My Trigger (6)
9. COIN – Talk Too Much (-)
10. AURORA – I Went Too Far (-)

In The Mix:
Bronze Radio Return – Only Temporary
Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back (new)
KT Tunstall – Maybe It’s A Good Thing (new)
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Stanaj – Romantic

Chart Notes:

  • Two hits from the Alternative chart make their way into my top ten this week. Up from 14-9 is Coldplay‘s “Up&Up”, which becomes their 11th top ten since 2005. The group is tied for the most #1 singles ever on my personal chart with seven; will a record eighth be in their future? We’ll see soon. Soaring from 17-10 is the second entry, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” by Phantogram. It’s the duo’s first time in the region.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is by a California singer/songwriter that made my top ten in her first seven chart appearances, a duet with Jason Mraz among them. Colbie Caillat returns with her 11th top 40 single, “Goldmine”, entering at #37. The single marks her first away from Republic (formerly Universal Republic) Records. You’ll now find her under her own label, PlummyLou, distributed by Sony’s RED.
  • At #39 is the week’s only other debut, “Fresh Eyes” by Andy Grammer. It’s his seventh single to reach my top 40, and the first from his forthcoming third album. Since my chart began in 1999, two “Eyes” songs saw their way to the top. In 2005, it was “Behind These Hazel Eyes” from Kelly Clarkson, which held at #1 for four weeks. Two years later, “Her Eyes” by Pat Monahan spent five weeks there.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 24, 2016

All "Good" at #1.

All “Good” at #1.

DEBUTS
40. Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You
39. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire
32. Grouplove – Welcome To Your Life | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Nathan Sykes – Give It Up (38)
31. Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl (36)
30. Katy Perry – Rise (39)
24. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (22)
07. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk – Just Like Fire (07) | PEAK: #03
09. American Authors – What We Live For (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (13) | PEAK: #07
06. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (02) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
01. Bastille – Good Grief (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (2)
2. Weathers – Happy Pills (3)
3. High Dive Heart – Misfit (7)
4. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (4)
5. Hailey Knox – Geeks (8)
6. Miike Snow – My Trigger (10)
7. MAGIC! – Red Dress (-)
8. O.A.R. – I Go Through (-)
9. James TW – When You Love Someone (-)
10. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (9)

In The Mix:
AURORA – I Went Too Far (new)
Bronze Radio Return – Only Temporary
COIN – Talk Too Much
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Stanaj – Romantic

Chart Notes:

  • There’s a familiar name taking the throne on my personal chart. The London quartet Bastille has their third #1 single with “Good Grief”, which climbs 3-1 in its sixth week in the countdown. It’s taken from their upcoming album Wild World, which is released on September 9. (You’ll find that release date to be a common one in this week’s notes.) Their previous #1 songs were 2013’s “Pompeii” and 2014’s “Of The Night”, which each spent two weeks at the top. We’ll see if this can get to three.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is a new hit for the Los Angeles act called Grouplove. “Welcome To Your Life” comes in at #32. It leads their forthcoming third album, Big Mess, due on September 9. It was four years ago this month that “Tongue Tied” led my chart for two weeks. Though they’ve hit the top five a couple of times since that single, they haven’t been back to the top spot. Will this be the song to do it? Stay tuned.
  • In the fall of 2003, singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw scored his first top 40 hit on my chart with “Follow Through”. It hit a peak of #11. This week, his new single enters the top 40 at #39. It’s “She Sets The City On Fire”, featured on the upcoming album Something Worth Saving, due September 9. DeGraw’s biggest hit on my chart remains “Chariot”, which reached #2 in 2005.
  • Finally, at #40, is Seattle singer Mary Lambert and “Hang Out With You”. It’s her first single to be released since her exit from Capitol Records earlier this year. (She’s now under the independent Tender Heart label.) In 2014, “Secrets” got to #8 on my chart, the only charting song from the Heart On My Sleeve album.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 29, 2005

"Eyes" on 2005.

“Eyes” on 2005.

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 eleven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 29, 2005…

Debuts:
40. HALL & OATES, “Ooh Child”
37. JACK JOHNSON, “Good People”

Biggest Mover(s):
CHARLOTTE CHURCH, “Crazy Chick” (38-25, thirteen spots)

10. JASON MRAZ, “Wordplay” (up 3)
Album: Mr. A-Z (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

09. WEEZER, “Beverly Hills” (up 3)
Album: Make Believe (2005, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

08. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Home” (down 4)
Album: It’s Time (2005, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

07. KEANE, “Everybody’s Changing” (up 1)
Album: Hopes And Fears (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. LOW MILLIONS, “Statue” (steady, second week)
Album: Ex-Girlfriends (2004, EMI/Manhattan Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. BRYAN ADAMS, “This Side Of Paradise” (steady, second week)
Album: Room Service (2004, Mercury Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. KELLY CLARKSON, “Behind These Hazel Eyes” (up 3)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. DURAN DURAN, “What Happens Tomorrow” (down 2)
Album: Astronaut (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Chariot” (up 1)
Album: Chariot (2003, J Records)
Peak: #2

01. HOWIE DAY, “Collide” (up 1)
Album: Stop All The World Now (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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