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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 23, 2018

One last Shot.

DEBUTS
39. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water

TOP GAINERS
34. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (39)
31. Lukas Graham – Love Someone (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity (34)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Elle King – Shame (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (08) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (06) | PEAK: #05
06. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Imagine Dragons – Natural (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (03) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. A Great Big World – You (3)
2. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (2)
3. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (1)
4. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (8)
5. Lauren Daigle – You Say (6)
6. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (5)
7. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (4)
8. Gryffin & Elley Duhé – Tie Me Down (10)
9. David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone (9)
10. AJ Mitchell – Girls (-)

In The Mix:
Alesso – Remedy
Ashlee Simpson + Evan Ross – I Do (new)
Cher – S.O.S. (new)
Daniel Powter – Do You Wanna Get Lucky? (new)
Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind
George Ezra – Hold My Girl
Hudson Taylor – Feel It Again
John Splithoff featuring Madison Ryann Ward – Show Me (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Morgxn featuring Walk The Moon – Home (new)
Mumford & Sons – Guiding Light (new)
Odesza featuring Sasha Sloan – Falls (new)
Paul McCartney – Caesar Rock
Phillip Phillips – Magnetic
Steve Perry – No More Cryin’
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water

Chart Notes:

  • Scoring a sixth week at #1 on my personal chart, though it does so without a bullet, this could be George Ezra‘s final week at the top with “Shotgun”. That being said, it’s been an outstanding run for the musician, who has two of my top tracks of 2018 with this song and “Paradise”, which had a three-week stay at the top. As Lukas Graham takes the title of Biggest Mover with their single “Love Someone”, up 38-31, Avril Lavigne returns to the top 40 for the first time since 2013 with “Head Above Water”, in at #39. It’s her 14th entry on my chart since 2002, when she debuted with her chart-topper “Complicated”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 16, 2018

Hittin’ the Shot spot.

DEBUTS
40. Mike Posner – Song About You
39. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan
38. Lukas Graham – Love Someone | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. KT Tunstall – The River (34)
26. Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
12. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (17)
(see #5 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – New Light (08) | PEAK: #02
09. Elle King – Shame (13) | PEAK: #09
08. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Natural (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (02) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (1)
2. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (4)
3. A Great Big World – You (7)
4. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (5)
5. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (10)
6. Lauren Daigle – You Say (-)
7. Phillip Phillips – Magnetic (8)
8. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (9)
9. David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone (-)
10. Gryffin & Elley Duhé – Tie Me Down (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls
Alesso – Remedy
Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind (new)
George Ezra – Hold My Girl
Hudson Taylor – Feel It Again (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Max Frost – Good Morning
Paul McCartney – Caesar Rock (new)
Steve Perry – No More Cryin’
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water

Chart Notes:

  • Continuing on cruise control on the hit highway, singer and songwriter George Ezra remains at #1 on my personal chart for the fifth week with “Shotgun”. It’s his eighth total week at the top so far this year. A pair of new top five songs by Imagine Dragons (“Natural”, up 6-4) and Dean Lewis (“Be Alright”, up 10-5) should compete for #1 in the coming weeks. Climbing six notches to score this week’s Biggest Movers, it’s the Hot AC flashback circa 2009 that you never knew you needed: “Memorized” is up 28-22 for Mat Kearney & RAC, while the Dave Matthews Band is up 32-26 with “Again And Again”. Further down, there are three debuts in the mix this week, led by the fourth top 40 entry for Lukas Graham; “Love Someone” bows at #38. It’s the first single to be released from 3 (The Purple Album), due October 26. Shawn Mendes is back in the top 40 at #39 with “Lost In Japan”. It follows “In My Blood”, which spent two weeks at #1 earlier this year. The future hit goes to Hot AC and Top 40 radio next month. Lastly, at #40, it’s the return of Mike Posner and his latest single, “Song About You”. Posner’s biggest entry to date on my chart is “Cooler Than Me”, which peaked at #4 in 2010, though he returned to the top ten in 2016 with “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”, peaking at #8.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 9, 2018

He’s certainly Staying around.

DEBUTS
39. Ariana Grande – Breathin
38. Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. KT Tunstall – The River (39)
32. Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again (37)
28. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (33)
19. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (24)
17. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (25) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (10) | PEAK: #09
08. John Mayer – New Light (04) | PEAK: #02
07. Ben Rector – Drive (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Imagine Dragons – Natural (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (02) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (3)
2. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (1)
3. Lukas Graham – Love Someone (-)
4. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (8)
5. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (6)
6. Robyn – Missing U (4)
7. A Great Big World – You (-)
8. Phillip Phillips – Magnetic (10)
9. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (-)
10. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls
Alesso – Remedy
Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One
George Ezra – Hold My Girl (new)
Janet Jackson – Made For Now
Lauren Daigle – You Say (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Max Frost – Good Morning
Steve Perry – No More Cryin’ (new)
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • George Ezra now has his longest-running #1 song on my chart with “Shotgun”, spending its fourth week at the summit. It’s the third single from his album Staying’s At Tamara’s, which is sure to produce even more hits as the year goes on. Two songs reach the top 40 this week, led by the first collaboration for Silk City (the duo featuring Diplo and Mark Ronson) and Dua Lipa at #38. “Electricity” is sparking on the sales and streaming charts ahead of its impact date at the Top 40 format this Tuesday. You’ll recall that Lipa spent five weeks at #1 on my chart earlier this year with “One Kiss”, a collaboration with Calvin Harris. It’s also a great week for Ariana Grande, who starts at #39 with “Breathin”, which charts concurrently with her prior Sweetener singles “God Is A Woman” (currently #11) and “No Tears Left To Cry” (#23). While “God” has yet to peak, “No” spent five weeks at #2.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 2, 2018

By George, I think he’s got it.

DEBUTS
39. KT Tunstall – The River
38. Bishop Briggs – Baby
37. Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again
36. Barns Courtney – 99
34. Jukebox The Ghost – Fred Astaire | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (40)
25. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
24. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (29)
15. Elle King – Shame (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (13) | PEAK: #10
09. A Great Big World – Younger (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
08. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Imagine Dragons – Natural (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Ben Rector – Drive (05) | PEAK: #05
04. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (02) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (3)
2. Muse – Something Human (1)
3. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (6)
4. Robyn – Missing U (4)
5. Picture This – When We Were Young (2)
6. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (9)
7. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (7)
8. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (-)
9. Ariana Grande – Breathin (-)
10. Phillip Phillips – Magnetic (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls
Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (new)
Alesso – Remedy (new)
David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone (new)
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One
Janet Jackson – Made For Now
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
LP – Girls Go Wild
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Max Frost – Good Morning
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water
Thomas Abban – Sinner
Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (new)

Chart Notes:

  • George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” extends its time at #1 on my personal chart by another week, now there for a third week, but the latest countdown is all about the debuts. There are five new tracks entering the top 40, a noticeably larger total than usual, led by “Fred Astaire” from Jukebox The Ghost at #34. This is the follow-up to “Everybody’s Lonely”, which peaked at #2 in April. The trio’s 2015 single “Postcard” spent seven weeks at #1 and became my top song of that year. Two steps below, at #36, Barns Courtney is back with “99”, the year my first official chart was published. (Oh, the nostalgia of it all!) Courtney logged four weeks at the top in 2016 with “Fire”, which remains his biggest hit to date. New at #37, with their second top 40 single from Come Tomorrow, the Dave Matthews Band is in with “Again And Again”. The group last made my top ten in late 2009 with “You And Me”, reaching #9. Bishop Briggs lands one notch lower at #38 with “Baby”, which marks her third entry to chart this year, following “Dream” (#15) and “White Flag” (#24). Finally, at #39, KT Tunstall scores her first top 40 entry in nearly eight years with “The River”. It was twelve years ago that Tunstall spent two weeks at #1 with “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree”, her only chart-topper to date.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 26, 2018

Who’s better than Ezra?

DEBUTS
40. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized
34. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. OneRepublic – Connection (35)
29. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me (34)
25. Snow Patrol – Empress (30)
21. Elle King – Shame (27)
16. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (08) | PEAK: #06
09. Imagine Dragons – Natural (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (10) | PEAK: #08
07. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Ben Rector – Drive (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. John Mayer – New Light (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (05) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Muse – Something Human (2)
2. Picture This – When We Were Young (3)
3. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (4)
4. Robyn – Missing U (7)
5. Bishop Briggs – Baby (10)
6. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (-)
7. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (9)
8. Jukebox The Ghost – Fred Astaire (-)
9. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (-)
10. P!nk – Secrets (8)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls
Ariana Grande – Breathin (new)
Barns Courtney – 99 (new)
Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again (new)
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One
KT Tunstall – The River (new)
Janet Jackson – Made For Now
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
LP – Girls Go Wild
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Max Frost – Good Morning
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a second week at the top for George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” on my personal chart, as Kacey Musgraves‘s “High Horse” appears ready to lead the record rodeo next month, up 5-2 on the latest update. Last week’s top new entry from newcomer Nina Nesbitt makes a huge move from 39-29, as “Loyal To Me” secures the title of Biggest Mover. Two collaborations debut on the countdown this week, with “Happier” from DJ/producer Marshmello and rockers Bastille claiming the Highest Debut at #34. The British band has led by chart three times between 2013 and 2016, with their most recent chart single, “Quarter Past Midnight”, reaching #7 earlier this summer. The second debut is a single that pairs singer/songwriter Mat Kearney and DJ/producer RAC, coming in at #40 with “Memorized”. It’s the second top 40 entry from Kearney’s album CRAZYTALK, which follows “Kings & Queens”, a #21 song from the spring of this year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 19, 2018

His second shot at the top.

DEBUTS
40. PRETTYMUCH – Summer On You
39. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Elle King – Shame (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (33) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
19. Anne-Marie – 2002 (25)
17. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
08. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Ben Rector – Drive (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (09) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (-)
2. Muse – Something Human (2)
3. Picture This – When We Were Young (1)
4. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (5)
5. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (-)
6. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
7. Robyn – Missing U (8)
8. P!nk – Secrets (10)
9. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (9)
10. Bishop Briggs – Baby (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls (new)
Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (new)
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One (new)
Janet Jackson – Made For Now (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (new)
LP – Girls Go Wild (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (new)
Matt Maeson – Cringe (new)
Max Frost – Good Morning
Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (new)
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water (new)
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to George Ezra on his second consecutive #1 song on my personal chart, “Shotgun”, moving 2-1 in its 11th week in the top 40. It follows “Paradise”, which had a three-week run this past spring and is still on my chart, now at #31 in its 31st week. It’s been quite a ride, but is it enough for “Paradise” to secure the top spot on my Top 100 of 2018? Kind of early to be teasing a year-end chart, don’t you think? Check back in… four months to see what happens. In the meantime, look for “Shotgun” to stick at the top through sometime next month. Just below Ezra’s song, Kacey Musgraves‘s “High Horse” (climbing 9-5) and Niall Horan and Maren Morris‘s “Seeing Blind” (climbing 13-10) are solid contenders for my next #1 title, the latter becoming Horan’s fifth consecutive top ten hit from his album Flicker. Of course, the previous four singles from the set went to #1, so the pressure is on! Up ten notches from last week’s top 40, Dean Lewis‘s “Be Alright” (climbing 33-23) and Elle King‘s “Shame” (climbing 37-27) tie for the week’s Biggest Mover, and both should enter the top ten in the next month or so. Additionally, there are two debuts on the current update: “Loyal To Me” (#39) by Nina Nesbitt and “Summer On You” (#40) by PRETTYMUCH. “Loyal” marks the first chart entry for Nesbitt, after bubbling under with “Somebody Special” earlier this year, while “Summer” is the second hit for the five-man group, who got to #10 last year with “Would You Mind”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 12, 2018

More “Heart”, more chart.

DEBUTS
40. Matt Nathanson – Used To Be
39. Brynn Elliott – Might Not Like Me
38. OneRepublic – Connection
37. Elle King – Shame | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Anne-Marie – 2002 (31)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maddie Poppe – Going Going Gone (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Ben Rector – Drive (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. A Great Big World – Younger (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. John Mayer – New Light (03) | PEAK: #02
02. George Ezra – Shotgun (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Picture This – When We Were Young (1)
2. Muse – Something Human (6)
3. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (3)
4. Josh Groban – Granted (2)
5. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (9)
6. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio (5)
7. American Authors – Deep Water (4)
8. Robyn – Missing U (-)
9. Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (-)
10. P!nk – Secrets (10)

In The Mix:
Max Frost – Good Morning
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – Side Effects
The Revivalists – All My Friends
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • This looks to be the last week at the top for “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by the Backstreet Boys, which settles at the summit for a third week. As you’ve seen recently, George Ezra‘s “Shotgun” (#2) and John Mayer‘s “New Light” (#3) are competing to be the next #1 single on my chart, and we’ll see who wins soon. It’s a very active week for debuts, with four of them in the mix. In at #37, Elle King claims the highest one with her new single “Shame”. It’s her first time in the top 40 since “Not Easy”, a release that paired King, Alex Da Kid and X Ambassadors; it peaked at #13 in January of last year. The newest hit by OneRepublic checks in at #38: “Connection” is featured prominently in a Fiat Chrysler advertisement for their Summer Of Jeep campaign. On the new act side, first-timer Brynn Elliott enters at #39 with “Might Not Like Me”, which goes for Hot AC adds next week. This entry first came onto my radar in January of last year, prompting its inclusion on an episode of Train Tracks, but I never charted it at the time. Finally, at #40, Matt Nathanson returns with his first chart hit in nearly three years with “Used To Be”. During a 2015 chart run, “Gold In The Summertime” peaked at #9 for the first three weeks of August.

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