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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 6, 2006

The influential bands on my chart.

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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 6, 2006…

Debuts:
38. SCISSOR SISTERS, “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'”
37. JEWEL, “Good Day”
30. NICK LACHEY, “I Can’t Hate You Anymore”
26. EVANESCENCE, “Call Me When You’re Sober”

Biggest Mover:
NICKELBACK, “Far Away” (22-15, seven spots)

10. GIN BLOSSOMS, “Learning The Hard Way” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Major Lodge Victory (2006, Hybrid Records)
Peak: #10 for six weeks

09. DANIEL POWTER, “Free Loop (One Night Stand)” (up 4)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks (2005)

08. UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF GIANTS, “Mama’s Room” (up 4)
Album: Under The Influence Of Giants (2006, Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #8 for five weeks

07. TEDDY GIEGER, “These Walls” (up 2)
Album: Underage Thinking (2006, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

06. JOHN MAYER, “Waiting On The World To Change” (steady, second week)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

05. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Ain’t No Other Man” (steady, second week)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. SNOW PATROL, “Chasing Cars” (steady, second week)
Album: Eyes Open (2006, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (steady, second week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

02. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “The Riddle (You And I)” (steady, second week)
Album: Two Lights (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Jimmy Gets High” (steady, second week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 16, 2006

Not a “Bad” way to start the weekend.

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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 16, 2006…

Debuts:
40. LANDON PIGG, “Can’t Let Go”
38. JOJO, “Too Little Too Late”
30. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life”

Biggest Mover(s):
DARREN HAYES, “Unlovable” (27-12, fifteen spots)

10. GIN BLOSSOMS, “Learning The Hard Way” (steady, second week)
Album: Major Lodge Victory (2006, Hybrid Records)
Peak: #10 for six weeks

09. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Move Along” (down 4)
Album: Move Along (2005, Doghouse/Interscope Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

08. JOHN MAYER, “Waiting On The World To Change” (up 1)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Ain’t No Other Man” (up 1)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

06. SNOW PATROL, “Chasing Cars” (up 1)
Album: Eyes Open (2006, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

05. PET SHOP BOYS, “Minimal” (up 1)
Album: Fundamental (2006, Rhino Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. KEANE, “Is It Any Wonder?” (down 1)
Album: Under The Iron Sea (2006, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. JAMES BLUNT, “High” (up 1)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

02. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “The Riddle (You And I)” (down 1)
Album: Two Lights (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

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The “Jealous” Type: A Skeptical Set Of Singles

Blossoming all over the charts.

Blossoming all over the charts.

If you’ve been enjoying the latest music from Canada’s Chromeo, you’ll know that their new effort, White Women, is out now. The first single from it, “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”, is at CHR radio and recently passed one million views on YouTube for its video clip. It has yet to enter the Hot 100. However, don’t be wary of it – there have been five other songs that went top 40 on Billboard’s big lists that rose against their rivals with an attentive watch on the top. In the grand scheme of things, I guess that the character of the countdown hasn’t been that jealous at all after five decades of music. Judge for yourself:

“Hey Jealous Lover”, Frank Sinatra (#3, 1956)
Ol’ Blue Eyes was seeing red on this song, his biggest of the year, which peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Most Played By Jockeys survey. It was also a Jukebox hit. Though this pre-dated the Hot 100, Sinatra had plenty of songs chart when the list began.

“Jealous Of You (Tango Della Gelosia)”, Connie Francis (#19, 1960)
As both an actress and a vocalist, the talented Francis got a nice response from a young audience, singing in many languages and styles. “You” served as the b-side to “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool”, which racked up two weeks at #1 on the Hot 100.

“Jealous Kind Of Fella”, Garland Green (#20, 1969)
From a large family in Mississippi, this performer made it in Chicago and found his greatest success on Uni Records. “Fella” was Green’s only hit to reach the Hot 100, but he continued to hit the R&B survey through the 70’s and last ranked in 1983.

“Hey Jealousy”, Gin Blossoms (#25, 1993)
It may have taken a year for the Arizona quintet to score their first big song from the album New Miserable Experience, but their debut was a classic. Gaining airplay on both pop and rock radio, it remains one of the band’s most well-known releases.

“Jealousy”, Natalie Merchant (#23, 1996)
Two years after departing her group 10,000 Maniacs, Merchant began on what would become a successful solo trek with 1995’s Tigerlily. “Jealousy” was the third single from it and ranked during the summer months, peaking at #5 on CHR radio.

Some other of my favorite “Jealous” jams from just below the top 40:
“Jealous Guy”, John Lennon (#80, 1988)
“Jealous”, Gene Loves Jezebel (#68, 1990)
“Jealous Again”, The Black Crowes (#75, 1990)
“Jealousy”, Will Young (DNC, 2011 – #5 UK)

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