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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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 18, 2011

Brits with hits.

Brits with hits.

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 my senior year of college and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2011…

Debuts:
40. ELLIE GOULDING, “Lights”
39. COLDPLAY, “Paradise”

Biggest Mover(s):
KELLY CLARKSON, “Mr. Know It All” (33-26, 7 spots)

10. OLLY MURS, “Heart Skips A Beat” (up 3)
Album: In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, Syco/Epic Records – U.K.) and Right Place Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6

09. O.A.R., “Heaven” (up 2)
Album: King (2011, Wind-Up Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Not Over You” (up 2)
Album: Sweeter (2011, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. WILL YOUNG, “Jealousy” (up 5)
Album: Echoes (2011, RCA Records – U.K.)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

06. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Brighter Than The Sun” (up 2)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. COLDPLAY, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” (down 1)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

04. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Just A Kiss” (up 1)
Album: Own The Night (2011, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #2

03. MAROON 5 featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Moves Like Jagger” (down 2)
Album: Hands All Over (re-issue) (2011, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. ADELE, “Someone Like You” (up 1)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. THE SCRIPT, “Nothing” (up 1)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 29, 2008

"Kissed" by the "Summertime".

“Kissed” by the “Summertime”.

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 the last weekend of June and check out my favorite songs from this week in 2008…

Debuts:
40. O.A.R., “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)”
39. RICK SPRINGFIELD, “What’s Victoria’s Secret?”

Biggest Mover(s):
JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beating My Heart” (31-21, ten spots)

10. 3 DOORS DOWN, “It’s Not My Time” (steady, fourth week)
Album: 3 Doors Down (2008, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #10 for four weeks

09. KATY PERRY, “I Kissed A Girl” (up 2)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. GAVIN DEGRAW, “In Love With A Girl” (down 3)
Album: Gavin DeGraw (2008, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (up 1)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Parlophone/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life” (up 1)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, “Summertime” (up 1)
Album: The Block (2008, Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (down 1)
Album: Spirit (2008 – U.S. release, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

03. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (up 1)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic/RRP Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. DUFFY, “Mercy” (steady, third week)
Album: Rockferry (2008, Mercury/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Realize” (steady, third week)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 1, 2005

"Eyes" on the top ten.

“Eyes” on the top ten.

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 the beginning on May and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2005…

Debuts:
35. COLDPLAY, “Speed Of Sound”

Biggest Mover(s):
CARBON LEAF, “What About Everything” (29-19, ten spots)

10. KEANE, “Everybody’s Changing” (steady, third week)
Album: Hopes And Fears (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Behind These Hazel Eyes” (up 2)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

08. LOW MILLIONS, “Statue” (up 4)
Album: Ex-Girlfriends (2004, EMI/Manhattan Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. BRYAN ADAMS, “This Side Of Paradise” (up 2)
Album: Room Service (2004, Mercury Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. HALL & OATES, “I Can Dream About You” (steady, second week)
Album: Our Kind Of Soul (2004, U-Watch Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “American Baby” (steady, second week)
Album: Stand Up (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

04. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Chariot” (steady, second week)
Album: Chariot (2003, J Records)
Peak: #2

03. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Home” (steady, second week)
Album: It’s Time (2005, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

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

01. DURAN DURAN, “What Happens Tomorrow” (steady, third week)
Album: Astronaut (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (October 21)

Looking for some not-so-"Mediocre" numbers.

Looking for some not-so-“Mediocre” numbers.

Rappers, rockers, reindeer lovers: they’re all in the mix this week as Q4 keeps chugging along at a faster pace. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of October 21:

  • No longer a Trouble Man and putting in his Paperwork is T.I., who has been hot on Rhythmic and Urban radio with hit singles like “About The Money” and “No Mediocre”, the former featuring Young Thug and the latter featuring Iggy Azalea. This is the rapper’s first album in two years and first since making the leap from Atlantic to Columbia Records. Look for it to be a contender for #1 next week. (iTunes)
  • Metal monsters Slipknot haven’t released a new studio album since 2008, but that changes this week when .5: The Gray Chapter debuts in stores. A single from it, “The Devil In I”, is shooting towards the #1 spot on the Active Rock airwaves, currently positioned at #2. Given the extended gap of time and high-ranking pre-release singles, this may also be in reach of the top. (iTunes)
  • After finishing their last era with a minor chart single called “Sober”, country quartet Little Big Town go for some “Day Drinking” on their latest set, Pain Killer. “Day” is currently top ten at Country radio and it appears that they’re due for another successful era. It should make a run at the top five on the Billboard 200, though it’ll fall short of #1. (iTunes)
  • The 24-year-old rapper named Logic has been noted on the underground circuit and blogosphere for several years now with a series of Young Sinatra mixtapes. This week, his first full-length album, Under Pressure, is out. Likely to be the surprise of the week, you may see the set bowing in the top five when all is said and done. (iTunes)
  • Ho, ho, hold on one moment — we have some sensational stocking stuffers sizzling on the scene, including Anthony Hamilton‘s Home For The Holidays (iTunes), Earth, Wind & Fire‘s Holiday (iTunes) and Pentatonix‘s That’s Christmas To Me (iTunes).
  • Other releases out this week include: Andrea Bocelli‘s Opera, The Ultimate Collection (iTunes), Annie Lennox‘s Nostalgia (iTunes), Aretha Franklin‘s Sings The Great Diva Classics (iTunes), Billy Idol‘s Kings & Queens Of The Underground (iTunes), Boyz II Men‘s Collide (iTunes), Bush‘s Man On The Run (iTunes), Gavin DeGraw‘s Finest Hour: The Best Of Gavin DeGraw (iTunes), Jacquie Lee‘s Broken Ones (EP) (iTunes), Jerry Garcia‘s GarciaLive Volume 5: December 31st 1975, Keystone Berkeley (iTunes), Jessie Ware‘s Tough Love (iTunes), Kiesza‘s Sound Of A Woman (iTunes), Neil Diamond‘s Melody Road (iTunes), Primus‘s Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble (iTunes), Susan Boyle‘s Hope (iTunes) and Vérité‘s Echo (EP) (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Baby Don’t Lie”, the new single from singer Gwen Stefani. (iTunes)
  • “Lips Are Movin”, a movin’ musical moment from Meghan Trainor. (iTunes)
  • “Nobody”, a single from YouTube’s Ricky Dillon. (iTunes)
  • “Outside”, a collaboration from Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding. (iTunes)
  • “Welcome To New York”, a digital single from Taylor Swift. (iTunes)

A country chanteuse turned pop princess has a pretty huge album coming out on Monday… gee, I wonder who it could be? That swiftly approaching record, along with the rest of the new releases, are coming up in a full preview on Sunday night.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 4, 2011

Can we "Talk"?

Can we “Talk”?

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 senior year of college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2011…

Debuts:
38. KELLY CLARKSON, “Mr. Know It All”
35. DARREN HAYES, “Black Out The Sun”

Biggest Mover:
LADY ANTEBELLUM, “We Owned The Night” (37-31) (6 spots)

10. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Not Over You” (steady, third week)
Album: Sweeter (2011, RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Brighter Than The Sun” (up 3)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

08. BRITNEY SPEARS, “I Wanna Go” (steady, third week)
Album: Femme Fatale (2011, Jive Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. REEVE CARNEY featuring BONO & THE EDGE, “Rise Above 1” (up 2)
Album: Music from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2011, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. ADELE, “Someone Like You” (up 2)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. DARREN HAYES, “Talk Talk Talk” (down 1)
Album: Secret Codes and Battleships (2011, Mercury Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Just A Kiss” (down 1)
Album: Own The Night (2011, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #2

03. THE SCRIPT, “Nothing” (up 2)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. COLDPLAY, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” (steady, second week)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Parlophone/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

01. MAROON 5 featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Moves Like Jagger” (steady, second week)
Album: Hands All Over (re-issue) (2011, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 3, 2005

No more Mr. Brightside.

No more Mr. Brightside.

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. The first year of high school was an awkward one, especially in the spring, with physics labs and algebra tests galore. Let’s say I preferred experimenting with music and calculating my tastes. Here’s what was happening on my chart dated April 3, 2005:

Debuts:
40. BETTER THAN EZRA, “A Lifetime”
38. BRYAN ADAMS, “This Side Of Paradise”

Biggest Mover:
KELLY CLARKSON, “Behind These Hazel Eyes” (35-21) (14 spots)

10. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Chariot”
So, the Make A Move era went a little awry… but we can still remember the classics, including this, which was charging its way up into the top ten and eventually into the #2 spot. It remains DeGraw’s biggest single to date on my top 40, which I don’t think will be changing anytime soon. You can currently find the singer/songwriter on the road through the summer.

09. INGRAM HILL, “Almost Perfect”
Probably the most obscure out of this week’s top ten songs, this group from Tennessee was signed to Hollywood Records when they released June’s Picture Show, featuring “Will I Ever Make It Home?” (which just missed my chart) as well as this. It was at its peak, spending two weeks at #9. They haven’t charted since “Almost”, but they’re still together as a trio.

08. U2, “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own”
After shooting to the top with their international hit, “Vertigo”, the Irish band changed the pace a taste with their second single from How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. Leader Bono wrote the song as a tribute to his father, who passed away four years before this single saw its release. “Sometimes” spent four weeks in a row at #8 and went to #97 on the Hot 100.

07. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Home”
It’s hard to believe that the Canadian crooner has been making my top 40 for over a decade now, but it was back in 2003 that his remake of “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” peaked just outside the top 20. His first original song to chart became his first top ten, climbing to #3. He’s now been to #1 four times, most recently with 2013’s “It’s A Beautiful Day”.

06. JACK JOHNSON, “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing”
Surf’s up! Surfer turned singer Johnson had just released his new album, In Between Dreams, a few weeks before this and caught a tasty wave into the runner-up spot behind 50 Cent’s The Massacre. “Sitting” remains Johnson’s only #1 to make my chart, though he’s gone top ten six times since 2002. The last, “You And Your Heart”, spent two weeks at #2 in 2010.

05. ROB THOMAS, “Lonely No More”
It was one of the most hyped-up releases during the spring of 2005, and it hit my chart with a bang. “Lonely” is Thomas’s second-longest running #1 on my survey at six weeks total, just eclipsed by the eight weeks that “Her Diamonds” led atop  in 2009. Parent album Something To Be also went to #1 on the Billboard 200. He continues on a solo tour through May.

04. HOWIE DAY, “Collide”
This may just be one of the musical equivalents of The Little Engine That Could. Co-written with Kevin Griffin of the trio Better Than Ezra, “Collide” slowly crept up the charts and topped my own for three weeks. Day is one of a handful acts to break nationally from the Pine Tree State, Maine. The others are Rick Pinette & Oak, Spose and Anna Kendrick.

03. TIM MCGRAW, “Live Like You Were Dying”
Yeehaw, kids. McGraw’s powerful ballad was the only Country hit in the top 40 that week, a huge #1 on that airplay chart during the prior year. Of course, he was also featured on Nelly‘s “Over And Over”, a chart-topping CHR record, but that didn’t end up on my list. “Live” is his biggest song to date. He’s now gaining on Country radio with “Lookin’ For That Girl”.

02. DURAN DURAN, “What Happens Tomorrow”
Talk about a huge surprise! After leadoff “(Reach Up For The) Sunrise” barely missed the top ten in 2004 with a still very respectable peak, “Tomorrow” became a monster smash and spent six weeks at #1. This enabled it to be ranked as the top song on my Top 100 of 2005. It also became a moderate entry on the Hot AC airwaves. The quartet last charted in 2011.

01. THE KILLERS, “Mr. Brightside”
Somebody told me that this song was riding high on my chart for a second week in a row. Gee, I wonder who it was? Well, the second charting single for this band from Las Vegas was indeed their biggest on my top 40, managing to hold onto the top spot for three weeks. The group’s had a pretty consistent output since then, including a few more top ten records, but “Brightside” remains their signature hit. Leader Brandon Flowers went to #1 for three weeks with “Crossfire” in 2010.

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