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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 15, 2018

What’s new in the World?

DEBUTS
37. Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman
35. Justin Timberlake – SoulMate | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Sheryl Crow featuring Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (38)
31. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (29)
17. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (09) | PEAK: #07
08. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (07) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Jason Mraz – Have It All (06) | PEAK: #04
05. George Ezra – Shotgun (05) | PEAK: #05
04. John Mayer – New Light (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (03) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Younger (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Josh Groban – Granted (1)
2. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
3. Daughtry – Deep End (6)
4. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (2)
5. Mondo Cozmo – Tonight Tonight (8)
6. American Authors – Deep Water (7)
7. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (5)
8. Picture This – When We Were Young (10)
9. Donovan Woods – Another Way (9)
10. Max George – Barcelona (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
MAGIC! – Kiss Me
Matt Nathanson – Way Way Back
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Snow Patrol – Empress (new)

Chart Notes:

  • As pop duo A Great Big World maintains their #1 status for the third week with “Younger”, comeback kings the Backstreet Boys are ready to kick them out, advancing 3-2 with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”. Two new tracks crash the top 40, with the new one from Justin Timberlake (“SoulMate”) coming in higher at #35. The song dropped on July 3 as a surprise release. In the radio world, “SoulMate” officially jumps into the top 40 at both the Hot AC and Top 40 formats. Two notches lower, at #37, Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman” bolts onto the countdown, the second radio single from her upcoming Sweetener set. Its music video and lyric video are both in the top ten on YouTube’s Trending chart, with early airplay in several larger markets.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 8, 2018

Another Great week.

DEBUTS
40. Plain White T’s – Your Body
39. Lissie – Castles
38. Sheryl Crow featuring Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You
37. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Cher & Andy Garcia – Fernando (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
29. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (07) | PEAK: #07
08. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
06. Jason Mraz – Have It All (05) | PEAK: #04
05. George Ezra – Shotgun (08) | PEAK: #05
04. John Mayer – New Light (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Younger (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Josh Groban – Granted (1)
2. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (2)
3. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (4)
4. Justin Timberlake – SoulMate (-)
5. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (5)
6. Daughtry – Deep End (7)
7. American Authors – Deep Water (9)
8. Mondo Cozmo – Tonight Tonight (-)
9. Donovan Woods – Another Way (-)
10. Picture This – When We Were Young (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
MAGIC! – Kiss Me (new)
Matt Nathanson – Way Way Back (new)
Max George – Barcelona (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous

Chart Notes:

  • As A Great Big World holds at #1 for the second week with “Younger”, a very solid four debuts enter the top 40, led by “Born To Be Yours” from Kygo and Imagine Dragons at #37. The collaboration is starting to see some nice support at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio, despite the fact that Kygo’s song with Miguel, “Remind Me To Forget”, is garnering iHeartMedia-sponsored airplay (via their On The Verge integration program) at the latter format. A notch lower, entering at #38, Sheryl Crow is back with her first entry in just over 11 years with “Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You”, her first independently-released single to hit my chart. It features Annie Clark, who usually records as St. Vincent. Occupying the #39 and #40 spots, the new radio releases from Lissie and the Plain White T’s also join the pop party, the former with “Castles” and the latter with “Your Body”. Lissie replaces herself in the top 40 this week, as “Best Days” (which reached #4) falls out, while the Plain White T’s are charting here for the first time in nearly five years. (No, it’s not a hot Christina Aguilera cover.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 1, 2018

A worldly chart-topper.

DEBUTS
37. Cher & Andy Garcia – Fernando | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (40)
28. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Rex Orange County with Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (32)
21. Lenny Kravitz – Low (30)
19. Maddie Poppe – Going Going Gone (25)
(see #8 and #9 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (15) | PEAK: #09
08. George Ezra – Shotgun (16) | PEAK: #08
07. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (07) | PEAK: #07
06. John Mayer – New Light (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Jason Mraz – Have It All (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Younger (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Josh Groban – Granted (4)
2. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (2)
3. Celine Dion – Ashes (1)
4. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (5)
5. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (3)
6. Lissie – Castles (8)
7. Daughtry – Deep End (10)
8. Plain White T’s – Your Body (9)
9. American Authors – Deep Water (-)
10. Sheryl Crow featuring Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (-)

In The Mix:
Alessia Cara – Growing Pains
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Donovan Woods – Another Try (new)
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
Picture This – When We Were Young
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Chad King and Ian Axel, better known as A Great Big World, who land their third #1 song on my personal chart with “Younger”, up 3-1. Their longest run at the top so far was in 2014 with “Already Home”, which spent seven weeks there. A pack of three tracks break into the top ten this week, led by George Ezra‘s “Shotgun”, bouncing from 16-8. It recently became his first #1 song in the United Kingdom. This week’s Biggest Mover belongs to last week’s Highest Debut: “Come On To Me” by Paul McCartney, jumping ten spots from 38-28, though Lenny Kravitz‘s “Low” nearly ties that move, as it leaps nine spots from 30-21. The only debut in the top 40, starting at #37, is the radio single from the soundtrack to Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Just under the top 20 on the AC chart, “Fernando”, a cover of Abba‘s 1976 AC and CHR hit, is done by two of the film’s stars: Cher and Andy Garcia. At 72, Cher is the second-oldest female performer to ever make my list, just behind Christine McVie, who was 74 when “In My World” (with Lindsey Buckingham) had its last two weeks in my top 40 last summer. The two acts involved, Abba and Cher, charted in the top 40 of the Hot 100 together just once during the summer of 1974, when the former was in with “Waterloo” and the latter was in with “Train Of Thought”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 24, 2018

“One” more time!

DEBUTS
40. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind
39. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse
38. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. MNEK featuring Hailee Steinfeld – Colour (40)
32. Rex Orange County with Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (37)
30. Lenny Kravitz – Low (36)
20. Ben Rector – Drive (30) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
16. George Ezra – Shotgun (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – New Light (13) | PEAK: #10
09. P!nk – Whatever You Want (10) | PEAK: #09
08. James TW – Say Love (07) | PEAK: #04
07. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Jason Mraz – Have It All (04) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Younger (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Celine Dion – Ashes (1)
2. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (4)
3. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (3)
4. Josh Groban – Granted (10)
5. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (8)
6. Julia Michaels – Jump (2)
7. Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir (6)
8. Lissie – Castles (-)
9. Plain White T’s – Your Body (-)
10. Daughtry – Deep End (-)

In The Mix:
Alessia Cara – Growing Pains
American Authors – Deep Water
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team
Picture This – When We Were Young (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Sheryl Crow featuring Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (new)
The 1975 – Give Yourself A Try

Chart Notes:

  • It looks like Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa‘s reign at the top of my personal chart is coming to a close, though they do manage to spend a fifth week there with “One Kiss”. Ben Rector‘s “Drive” (up 30-20) and George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” (up 26-16) had a great week, as the two songs tie for the Biggest Mover on the list, the latter taking the title for the second straight week. There’s also a new record established this week, as Paul McCartney, at 76 years old, becomes the oldest performer to enter my chart. “Come On To Me”, released as half of a double a-side single, debuts at #38. McCartney’s Egypt Station is due September 7. It’s joined by Kacey Musgraves‘s “High Horse” (#39) and Niall Horan & Maren Morris‘s “Seeing Blind” (#40) as this week’s top 40 entries. Horan is looking to score his fifth consecutive #1 song as a solo artist, all from the same album, which may set a new record if it occurs.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 17, 2018

“One” four all.

DEBUTS
40. MNEK featuring Hailee Steinfeld – Colour
39. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Scott Helman – Ripple Effect (37)
26. George Ezra – Shotgun (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (27)
15. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (21)
13. John Mayer – New Light (20)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk – Whatever You Want (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (07) | PEAK: #07
08. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (12) | PEAK: #08
07. James TW – Say Love (04) | PEAK: #04
06. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Jason Mraz – Have It All (06) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Younger (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Celine Dion – Ashes (4)
2. Julia Michaels – Jump (3)
3. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (8)
4. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (10)
5. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (7)
6. Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir (5)
7. The 1975 – Give Yourself A Try (6)
8. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (-)
9. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (-)
10. Josh Groban – Granted (-)

In The Mix:
Alessia Cara – Growing Pains (new)
American Authors – Deep Water
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Lissie – Castles
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team
Plain White T’s – Your Body (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous

Chart Notes:

  • First-time collaborators Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa spend a fourth week at the top of my list with “One Kiss”, as the entire top five is bulleted and ready to fight for the top spot in the coming weeks. (Stay tuned to see who wins!) In the meantime, two songs debut on this week’s chart: the third top 40 single for the British trio Years & Years (“If You’re Over Me”) at #39 and a collaboration from British singer/songwriter MNEK and American actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld (“Colour”) at #40. Years & Years scored their biggest hit to date in April 2015, when “King” had a two-week run at #1. Neither of the soloists on the #40 song have charted here previously.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 10, 2018

Don’t kiss this thing goodbye…

DEBUTS
40. Lenny Kravitz – Low
39. Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy
35. George Ezra – Shotgun | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Ben Rector – Drive (39)
27. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
21. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. John Mayer – New Light (26)
15. P!nk – Whatever You Want (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan – On The Loose (10) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. George Ezra – Paradise (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
08. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Jason Mraz – Have It All (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. James TW – Say Love (04) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Younger (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me (1)
2. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (3)
3. Julia Michaels – Jump (2)
4. Celine Dion – Ashes (4)
5. Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir (10)
6. The 1975 – Give Yourself A Try (8)
7. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (7)
8. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (-)
9. MNEK featuring Hailee Steinfeld – Colour (-)
10. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (-)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Deep Water
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility (new)
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There (new)
Josh Groban – Granted (new)
Kelly Clarkson – Heat (new)
Lissie – Castles (new)
Little Big Town – Summer Fever (new)
Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind
Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Troye Sivan – Bloom

Chart Notes:

  • With Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa spending a third consecutive week at #1 with “One Kiss”, and the new hits from Maroon 5 (“Girls Like You”) and Passenger (“Hell Or High Water”) tying for the Biggest Mover, both up ten places, we travel down to the bottom of the top 40 to dig for treasure among this week’s debuts. The highest of three, landing at #35, is the newest single for singer and songwriter George Ezra. “Shotgun” is third chart song from the album Staying At Tamara’s. It’s the follow-up to “Paradise”, a former #1 hit that falls four spots to #9 this week. Bowing at #39, “Loving Is Easy” marks the first top 40 entry for Rex Orange County, an English singer and songwriter, and Benny Sings, a Dutch musician. Given all of the success it’s had on various streaming services thus far, “Loving” is sure to pick up some added attention when it impacts at the Alternative format on Tuesday. Lastly, at #40, Lenny Kravitz scores his first top 40 entry on my survey since the fall of 2011 with “Low”, the first radio single off his forthcoming album Raise Vibration. The 54-year-old has narrowly missed the top ten with his past few chart songs here, including “Lady” (#13, 2005), “I’ll Be Waiting” (#14, 2007-08) and, most recently, “Stand” (#13, 2011).

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 3, 2018

“One” is two down.

DEBUTS
40. Scott Helman – Ripple Effect
39. Ben Rector – Drive
37. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (36)
21. P!nk – Whatever You Want (27)
12. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (24) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
(see #6 and #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan – On The Loose (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Taylor Swift – Delicate (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Jason Mraz – Have It All (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (09) | PEAK: #07
06. A Great Big World – Younger (12) | PEAK: #06
05. George Ezra – Paradise (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. James TW – Say Love (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me (6)
2. Julia Michaels – Jump (4)
3. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (1)
4. Celine Dion – Ashes (2)
5. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (5)
6. Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (8)
7. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (3)
8. The 1975 – Give Yourself A Try (-)
9. Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team (10)
10. Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir (-)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Deep Water
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo
Ed Sheeran – Happier
George Ezra – Shotgun (new)
Grace VanderWaal – Clearly
Lenny Kravitz – Low
Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Troye Sivan – Bloom

Chart Notes:

  • As Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa spend a second big week at #1 with “One Kiss”, while the Backstreet Boys climb up 24-12 with the week’s Biggest Mover, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, another three songs break into top 40. Leading the, Maroon 5 is new at #37 with “Girls Like You”, the current #1 song on iTunes. A music video for the release, featuring a remix with Cardi B, was released a few days ago and includes top women in entertainment from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. Two notches lower, at #39, singer/songwriter Ben Rector launches with “Drive”. It’s the first radio single off his forthcoming set Magic, due June 22. Rector went to #5 on my chart in the spring of 2016 with “Brand New”, which also reached the top ten on the Hot AC radio list. Finally, at #40, Canada’s Scott Helman is searching for his fourth consecutive top ten on my survey with “Ripple Effect”. You can find it on his album Hôtel de Ville, which also includes the singles “Kinda Complicated” (#4) and “PDA” (#7).

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