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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 8, 2017

“Look” again, kids.

DEBUTS
40. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage
39. Julia Michaels – Worst In Me
38. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody
37. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Scott Helman – PDA (38)
25. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
14. Walk The Moon – One Foot (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. PRETTYMUCH – Would You Mind (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (09) | PEAK: #09
08. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (05) | PEAK: #02
07. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – New Rules (06) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Kesha – Praying (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. The Script – Rain (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wrabel – The Village (1)
2. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (4)
3. Paramore – Fake Happy (2)
4. Delta Rae – No Peace In Quiet (10)
5. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (7)
6. Harry Styles – Kiwi (-)
7. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (8)
8. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (-)
9. New Politics – Color Green (-)
10. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (-)

In The Mix:
Cody Fry – Nobody But You
Fastball – Best Friend (new)
Loote – Out Of My Head
Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill – Dear Hate (new)
Olivia Holt – Generous (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut makes for an interesting footnote in the history of Adam’s Top 40. The single “Don’t Dream It’s Over” originally went to #3 on R&R in April 1987 for Crowded House, and it’s now charted as a cover twice on my chart. In 2003, it spent three weeks at #1 that March and April for Sixpence None The Richer, which also reached the top ten on Hot AC radio. Now, The Head And The Heart brings it back, coming in at #37 this week. It has some minor Triple A thus far, but I’m hoping for the best.
  • Singer and songwriter Noah Kahan had his chart debut earlier this year, going as high as #5 in May with “Young Blood”. He’s had a few single releases since then, but his second to be serviced to the Triple A format is “Hurt Somebody”, which is new at #38 on my chart this week. Kahan is currently opening for The Strumbellas, who spent three weeks at #2 in May of last year with “Spirits”.
  • With the third single off her “mini-album” called Nervous System, which was released in July, Julia Michaels leaps onto the countdown at #39 with “Worst In Me”. Of course, her biggest of the three tracks to date is “Issues”, which spent a week at the top in April. The song finds itself just below the top 40 on the Hot AC chart, with some minor Top 40 airplay coming in for it as well.
  • Finally, at #40, is a performer that ruled the pop chart in the 80’s with hits like “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Love Is A Battlefield”. Pat Benatar now has her first entry on my chart with “Dancing Through The Wreckage”, featured in a new documentary called Served Like A Girl. It recently reached the top 30 on the AC chart, buoyed by airplay from Delilah.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 1, 2017

Swiftly taking seconds.

DEBUTS
38. Scott Helman – PDA
36. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. ZAYN featuring Sia – Dusk Till Dawn (40)
31. Nick Jonas – Find You (39)
25. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (30)
21. Walk The Moon – One Foot (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? (25)
08. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (06) | PEAK: #06
09. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (15) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Dua Lipa – New Rules (07) | PEAK: #06
05. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (04) | PEAK: #02
04. P!nk – What About Us (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Kesha – Praying (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. The Script – Rain (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wrabel – The Village (1)
2. Paramore – Fake Happy (2)
3. Julia Michaels – Worst In Me (4)
4. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (8)
5. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (-)
6. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (-)
7. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (9)
8. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (10)
9. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over (-)
10. Delta Rae – No Peace In Quiet (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
Cody Fry – Nobody But You (new)
Loote – Out Of My Head
Secondhand Serenade – Lost (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s pair of debuts are by solo males with their third top 40 singles: Niall Horan, at #36 with “Too Much To Ask”, and Scott Helman, at #38 with “PDA”. Horan’s two previous chart hits, “This Town” and “Slow Hands”, went to #1, with the latter single spending seven weeks at the top. (It’s currently at #13.) The three songs can found on his upcoming album Flicker, due October 20. Helman’s new one is the second single from Hôtel de Ville and follow-up to “Kinda Complicated”, a #4 hit from earlier this year. Two years ago, he peaked at #8 with “Bungalow” from an EP titled Augusta.
  • Due to Yom Kippur, commentary is limited this week, but it will return in full next week!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 24, 2017

“Look” out below.

DEBUTS
40. ZAYN featuring Sia – Dusk Till Dawn
39. Nick Jonas – Find You
35. Walk The Moon – One Foot | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (36)
27. Rod Stewart featuring DNCE – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (32)
25. Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. James TW – Please Keep Loving Me (24)
07. Dua Lipa – New Rules (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lights – Giants (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (07) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
07. Dua Lipa – New Rules (12) (06) | PEAK: #07
06. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (06) | PEAK: #06
05. P!nk – What About Us (05) | PEAK: #05
04. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (04) | PEAK: #02
03. Kesha – Praying (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. The Script – Rain (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wrabel – The Village (2)
2. Paramore – Fake Happy (1)
3. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (3)
4. Julia Michaels – Worst In Me (8)
5. Grouplove – Remember That Night (4)
6. Neon Trees – Feel Good (6)
7. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (10)
8. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (-)
9. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (-)
10. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
Loote – Out Of My Head (new)
Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (new)
Scott Helman – PDA (new)

Chart Notes:

  • How does it feel to have eight #1 singles on my chart? Well, last week, just one performer could’ve given you the answer to that: Adele, who scored her first of eight in 2011 with “Rolling In The Deep”. However, this week, that achievement is tied by the one and only Taylor Swift, who rises 3-1 with “Look What You Made Me Do”, the first single from reputation. Her first #1 on my chart was “Love Story”, which spent three weeks at #1 in 2009. That single is tied with “Blank Space”, which had a three-week run in 2014-15, as her longest stretch at the top to date. Way to go, Taylor!
  • Ohio’s Walk The Moon scored three consecutive #1 songs on my chart from their last album, Talking Is Hard: “Shut Up And Dance” (three weeks, 2014), “Different Colors” (one week, 2015) and “Work This Body” (one week, 2016). That streak could continue with this week’s Highest Debut, “One Foot”, the first single from their forthcoming set. It’s new at #35. The song impacts at both Alternative and Triple A radio this week, and should perform well at both formats. Can the hot single also cross to Hot AC and Top 40 radio? Stay tuned.
  • Just a few spots below that band are this week’s two other debuts: “Find You” (#39) by Nick Jonas and “Dusk Till Dawn” (#40) by ZAYN featuring Sia. Jonas’s track is his second single to be released this year, with a full-length album expected in the next few months, while the latter track, though expected on ZAYN’s second solo album, is also featured in the trailer for the upcoming film titled The Mountain Between Us. All five members of One Direction now appear as soloists in the top 40, a chart first.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 17, 2017

The Rainbow shines on.

DEBUTS
40. Grace VanderWaal – Moonlight
39. Magic Giant – Window
36. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? (40)
21. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (26)
18. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
12. Dua Lipa – New Rules (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (09) | PEAK: #08
08. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (04) | PEAK: #02
07. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
06. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (08) | PEAK: #06
05. P!nk – What About Us (07) | PEAK: #05
04. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (06) | PEAK: #03
02. The Script – Rain (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha – Praying (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Paramore – Fake Happy (1)
2. Wrabel – The Village (3)
3. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (3)
4. Grouplove – Remember That Night (6)
5. BANNERS – Someone To You (4)
6. Neon Trees – Feel Good (7)
7. ZAYN featuring Sia – Dusk Till Dawn (-)
8. Julia Michaels – Worst In Me (-)
9. Nick Jonas – Find You (-)
10. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings
Astrid S – Think Before I Talk
Bleachers – I Miss Those Days
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Walk On Water

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by the legendary Irish group that last reached #1 on my chart in 2004, when they spent three weeks at the top with “Vertigo”. U2 is back with “You’re The Best Thing About Me”, making a splash at #36. On December 1, the band is due to release Songs Of Experience, a companion to their 2014 album titled Songs Of Innocence. (No, you’re not going to see it magically appear in your iTunes library, don’t worry.) The single is currently ranking on the Alternative, Hot AC and Triple A radio charts.
  • Two other newcomers enter on this week’s chart: trio Magic Giant is new at #39 with “Window”, while former America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal comes in at #40 with “Moonlight”. The Los Angeles act had a minor entry on the Alternative radio chart earlier this year called “Set On Fire”, while the New York singer/songwriter bubbled under my own list beginning late last year with “I Don’t Know My Name”. Stay tuned to see how they do!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 10, 2017

Livin’ on a prayer…

DEBUTS
40. Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?
31. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. Phillip Phillips – Miles (28)
17. Dua Lipa – New Rules (22)
06. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (06) | PEAK: #06
07. P!nk – What About Us (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (13) | PEAK: #06
05. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (03) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (04) | PEAK: #02
03. The Script – Rain (05) | PEAK: #03
02. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha – Praying (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Paramore – Fake Happy (2)
2. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (1)
3. Wrabel – The Village (3)
4. BANNERS – Someone To You (4)
5. Magic Giant – Window (7)
6. Grouplove – Remember That Night (6)
7. Neon Trees – Feel Good (5)
8. Grace VanderWaal – Moonlight (9)
9. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (-)
10. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings
Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (new)
Jessie Ware – Midnight
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Walk On Water
ZAYN featuring Sia – Dusk Till Dawn (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut marks the return of Kelly Clarkson, who was actually in my top ten at the top of the year with a song from The Hamilton Mixtape, “It’s Quiet Uptown”, which peaked at #6. She enters at #31 with “Love So Soft”, which serves as the lead single from her forthcoming album Meaning Of Life, due October 27. (Another tune from the set, “Move You”, was released with “Love” as a part of a pre-order package on Thursday.) Clarkson has three #1 songs to date, her last coming in 2011 with “Don’t You Wanna Stay”, a collaboration with Jason Aldean.
  • As Taylor Swift rises from 13-6 with “Look What You Made Me Do”, the current #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, a new track from reputation is now on my chart. “…Ready For It?” was released last Sunday, picking up Top 40 and Hot AC adds almost immediately, and it starts at #40 this week. Will “Look” hit the top soon, with “Ready” following close behind? Stay tuned!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 3, 2017

Still praying for time at the top…

DEBUTS
40. HAIM – Little Of Your Love
39. Rod Stewart featuring DNCE – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
34. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Phillip Phillips – Miles (34)
18. PRETTYMUCH – Would You Mind (24)
13. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (30) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk – What About Us (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (06) | PEAK: #02
08. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Andy Grammer – Give Love (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (08) | PEAK: #06
05. The Script – Rain (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (03) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
02. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha – Praying (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (1)
2. Paramore – Fake Happy (4)
3. Wrabel – The Village (3)
4. BANNERS – Someone To You (2)
5. Neon Trees – Feel Good (5)
6. Grouplove – Remember That Night (9)
7. Magic Giant – Window (-)
8. Rachel Platten – Broken Glass (8)
9. Grace VanderWaal – Moonlight (-)
10. Olivia O’Brien – RIP (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (new)
Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (new)
BØRNS – Faded Heart
HAIM – Nothing’s Wrong
Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale
Jessie Ware – Midnight
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Walk On Water

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to chart regulars Maroon 5, a band that is now way more than five members. In fact, in their most recent publicity photos, there are now seven men in the group. (I guess Maroon 7 isn’t nearly as catchy, but it is a bit more accurate.) “What Lovers Do”, featuring SZA, debuts at #34. This is the third single from their upcoming album; no title or date is public yet, which continues an unusual roll-out of an era for the band. They have six #1 hits to date on my list, the most recent coming in 2012, and we’ll see if “Lovers” can make it seven.
  • Back in 2012, The Beach Boys made an appearance on my chart with “That’s Why God Made The Radio”, which peaked at #28. At the time, member Mike Love was 71, giving him the record for the oldest person to perform on a song to rank on my personal chart. Well, this week, that record is no longer his, as 72-year-old Rod Stewart returns to my personal chart, with some help from DNCE, on a 2017 version of “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” It enters at #39. The original hit spent six weeks at #1 on Radio & Records in January and February 1979.
  • Lastly, at #40, is HAIM‘s “Little Of Your Love”, the second single to chart from their most recent album, Something To Tell You. It’s the follow-up to “Want You Back”, which recently peaked at #5. A fresh remix by BloodPop impacts at the Hot AC format on September 18, having previously been scheduled to hit the format a month ago.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 27, 2017

Prayers have been answered!

DEBUTS
40. OneRepublic & Seeb – Rich Love
39. Miley Cyrus – Younger Now
30. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Phillip Phillips – Miles (39)
23. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (32)
14. P!nk – What About Us (24) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (07) | PEAK: #04
09. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (08) | PEAK: #08
07. The Script – Rain (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Andy Grammer – Give Love (06) | PEAK: #05
04. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
02. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha – Praying (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (1)
2. BANNERS – Someone To You (2)
3. Wrabel – The Village (4)
4. Paramore – Fake Happy (9)
5. Neon Trees – Feel Good (5)
6. LP – No Witness (3)
7. HAIM – Little Of Your Love (7)
8. Rachel Platten – Broken Glass (-)
9. Grouplove – Remember That Night (-)
10. Rod Stewart featuring DNCE – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
BØRNS – Faded Heart
Grace VanderWaal – Moonlight (new)
HAIM – Nothing’s Wrong
In Real Life – Eyes Closed (new)
Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale
Jessie Ware – Midnight
Magic Giant – Window (new)
Olivia O’Brien – RIP
The Struts – One Night Only
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Walk On Water (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Kesha on her very first #1 on my chart, as “Praying” is up 3-1 this week. It’s the first single from Rainbow, with the set debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. (It’s one of my favorite albums of the year so far, so I would definitely take a listen to it, if you haven’t yet!) The performer hasn’t scored a #1 hit at the Top 40 format since the beginning of 2014, but a dose of extra support for the song is all it needs to continue climbing.
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to the one and only Taylor Swift with “Look What You Made Me Do”, doing its thing at #30. It’s her 25th entry on my chart, the latest in a run that began in 2007 with “Teardrops On My Guitar”, which hit #3. Of those 25, Swift has six #1 songs to date, including one from earlier this year, the duet with ZAYN titled “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”.
  • Further down in the top 40, we find another two fresh entries: Miley Cyrus‘s “Younger Now”, at #39, and OneRepublic‘s collaboration with Seeb, “Rich Love”, at #40. Cyrus’s new single is the follow-up to her #2 hit “Malibu”, which drops to #15 this week. The Colorado band was on my chart earlier this year with “Let’s Hurt Tonight”, which peaked at #8.

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