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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 22, 2006

The hits according to “Me”.

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 January 22, 2006…

Debuts:
37. STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, “Cinderella”
28. GWEN STEFANI, “Crash”
17. MADONNA, “Sorry”

Biggest Mover(s):
KELLY CLARKSON, “Walk Away” (26-18, eight spots)

10. RELIENT K, “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been” (steady, second week)
Album: MMHMM (2004, Gotee/Capitol Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. THE FRAY, “Over My Head (Cable Car)” (up 2)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

08. TRAIN, “Cab” (up 1)
Album: For Me, It’s You (2006, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6

07. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Better Days” (steady, third week)
Album: Let Love In (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #5

06. CASCADA, “Everytime We Touch” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Everytime We Touch (2006, Robbins Entertainment)
Peak: #6 for four weeks

05. DARREN HAYES, “So Beautiful” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden (2006, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. INXS (featuring J.D. FORTUNE), “Pretty Vegas” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Switch (2005, Burnett/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for six weeks

03. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Save The Last Dance For Me” (steady, eighth week)
Album: It’s Time (2005, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #3 for nine weeks

02. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (steady, second week)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

01. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (steady, second week)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 14, 2004

“What” got me listening in 2004.

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 November 14, 2004…

Debuts:
39. BOWLING FOR SOUP, “Almost”
38. SEAL, “Walk On By”
29. SWITCHFOOT, “This Is Your Life”

Biggest Mover(s):
TYLER HILTON, “When It Comes” (31-20, eleven spots)

10. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Give A Little Bit” (up 3)
Album: Live In Buffalo: July 4th, 2004 (2004, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for two oweeks

09. KEANE, “Somewhere Only We Know” (down 2)
Album: Hopes And Fears (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. HALL & OATES, “I’ll Be Around” (up 1)
Album: Our Kind Of Soul (2004, U-Watch Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. DARREN HAYES, “Darkness” (up 3)
Album: The Tension And The Spark (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. U2, “Vertigo” (down 2)
Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. MARC BROUSSARD, “Where You Are” (up 1)
Album: Carencro (2004, Island Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. BRYAN ADAMS, “Open Road” (up 1)
Album: Room Service (2004, Mercury Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. PHIL COLLINS, “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” (down 2)
Album: Love Songs: A Compilation… Old And New (2004, Atlantic/Rhino Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. JOHN MAYER, “Daughters” (up 1)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. GWEN STEFANI, “What You Waiting For?” (up 1)
Album: Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (October 2016)

Radio Report - October 2016

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in October in this month’s Radio Report.

CALUM SCOTT – “Dancing On My Own” (Capitol, October 3 – Hot AC)
Album: TBA
Past HAC History: This is Scott’s first single to be serviced to the format. The original song, recorded by Robyn, did not chart here.

TRAIN – “Play That Song” (Columbia, October 3 – Hot AC and Triple A)
Album: A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat. (2017)
Past HAC/AAA History: They first charted with 1999’s “Meet Virginia”, and the California group is ready for its latest chart “song”.

DNCE – “Body Moves” (Republic, October 4 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: DNCE (2016)
Past CHR History: “Cake By The Ocean” spent 27 weeks in the top 40 to reach its #2 peak. Let’s hope this song “moves” a bit faster.

ROYAL TEETH – “Kids Conspire” (Round Hill/CO5, October 4 – Alternative)
Album: Amateurs (EP) (2016)
Past ALT History: These Louisiana “Kids” have never made the top 40 at the format, but this release fits the sound at the moment.

GOO GOO DOLLS – “Over & Over” (Warner Bros., October 10 – Hot AC)
Album: Boxes (2016)
Past HAC History: With two decades of charting tracks, and a recent top 15 hit in “So Alive”, the format isn’t “over” them quite yet.

JAMES TW – “When You Love Someone” (Island/Republic, October 10 – Hot AC)
Album: First Impressions (EP) (2016)
Past HAC History: This is the 18-year-old singer’s first single to be serviced to Hot AC radio, and it’s a quality ballad for the format.

RIHANNA – “Love On The Brain” (Roc Nation/Def Jam, October 10/11 – CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC)
Album: Anti (2016)
Past CHR/HAC History: With a plentiful amount of hit singles at both formats, this ballad might become a career song for the star.

CAPITAL CITIES – “Vowels” (Lazy Hooks/Capitol, October 18 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: A, E, I, O and U better believe that this duo is “safe and sound” at the format. Y? They have another catchy track.

FOR KING & COUNTRY – “Priceless” (Word/ADA, October 24 – Hot AC)
Album: RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. (Deluxe Anniversary Edition) (2015)
Past HAC History: “Fix My Eyes” set its sights on the top 40, and it spent four weeks there. Put some faith in this song to chart too.

BISHOP BRIGGS – “Wild Horses” (Island/Republic, October 25 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: “River” (#3) made Briggs one of the top newcomers here this year. She’ll be galloping for chart glory once more.

Which of these new songs would you like to see atop the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab above to find PGTC on social media.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 6, 2016

Listening All Night and all day.

“Here” to entertain.

May the 6th be with you… eh, I guess it doesn’t work. Luckily, many of these new releases do work, including two major Country albums and a deeper dive into one singer’s current pop prescription. Here are this week’s new releases:

  • KEITH URBAN — Ripcord (iTunes)
    • You don’t see a lot of albums released after three radio singles nowadays, but Urban waited it out, and his album is now in stores. His current release at Country radio, “Wasted Time”, is just outside the top ten at the moment. That collaboration with Pitbull, co-produced by Nile Rodgers, is sure to be… interesting. Anyways, Urban’s set is likely to be the highest debut on next week’s Billboard 200, likely in the top five.
  • COLE SWINDELL — You Should Be Here (iTunes)
    • Last month, Swindell topped the Country airplay chart with the title song from his sophomore album. Now, he’s in the hunt for his next #1, perhaps with follow-up single “Middle Of A Memory”. You’ll find Dierks Bentley on one track, but most of the 14 cuts are sung by Swindell himself. Look for it to debut in the top ten (if it’s not top five.)
  • MIKE POSNER — At Night, Alone. (iTunes)
    • It was this week in 2010 that Posner’s breakthrough hit, “Cooler Than Me”, first entered the top 40 on CHR radio. Now, he has the biggest single of his career with a remix of “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”. Both that version, as mixed by a Norwegian duo named SeeB, and the original can be found on this album.
  • GOO GOO DOLLS — Boxes (iTunes)
    • Three decades after first forming, the Buffalo act is still going strong, recently reaching the top 20 on Hot AC radio with “So Alive”. They’ve had a nice run of top ten albums with their studio sets, and we’ll see if this can continue it.
  • More albums out this week: Andy Black‘s The Shadow Side (iTunes), Anohni‘s Hopelessness (iTunes), Cyndi Lauper‘s Detour (iTunes), Gregory Porter‘s Take Me To The Alley (iTunes), Holy White Hounds‘s Sparkle Sparkle (iTunes), KAYTRANADA‘s 99.9% (iTunes), Rooney‘s Washed Away (iTunes), Angry Birds (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: MUNA‘s Loudspeaker (iTunes), Vérité‘s Living (iTunes)

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

  • “Burn The Witch”, Radiohead (iTunes)
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling”, Justin Timberlake (iTunes)
  • “Dark Necessities”, Red Hot Chili Peppers (iTunes)
  • “Darker Than Dawn”, Cobi (iTunes)
  • “Fragile”, Prince Fox featuring Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
  • “Grass Ain’t Greener”, Chris Brown (iTunes)
  • “Happy”, Annabel Jones (iTunes)
  • “Hotter Than Hell”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
  • “Into You”, Ariana Grande (iTunes)
  • “In Common”, Alicia Keys (iTunes)
  • “Me Too”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
  • “Take That”, CRUISR (iTunes)
  • “Talk Too Much”, COIN (iTunes)
  • “What Is And What Should Never Be”, Train (iTunes)
  • “Write On Me”, Fifth Harmony (iTunes)
  • “You And Me”, Marc E. Bassy featuring G-Eazy (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Jennifer NettlesKygoMeghan Trainor and more.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 27, 2015

A Vamp of approval.

A Vamp of approval.

This week’s New Music Friday serves a small order of releases after that big Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s a look at this week’s top new albums and singles:

  • THE VAMPS — Wake Up (iTunes)
    • Though the title track tanked at pop radio, where the group has yet to see a song peak above #50, it’s currently being used in a Hulu commercial. Their last full-length set hit the top 40 on the Billboard 200 a year ago, but this might be a miss for the four guys. We’ll see soon.
  • DAVID GUETTA — Listen Again (iTunes)
    • Guetta’s Listen was first released a year ago following the moderate U.S. success of “Dangerous”, though it was “Hey Mama” that became a huge hit during the summer, the DJ’s biggest since the spring of 2012. This reissue features six new songs, remixes and edits.
  • More albums out this week: Danzig‘s Skeletons (iTunes), Dre Murray‘s 34 (iTunes), Goo Goo Dolls‘s A Boy Named Goo (20th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes), Major Lazer‘s Peace Is The Mission (Extended) (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Johnnie Guilbert‘s Not So Perfect (iTunes), Kita Alexander‘s Like You Want To (iTunes), Ruth B‘s The Intro (iTunes)

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

  • “Blank Space”, Michael Ray (iTunes)
  • “Don’t Want To Fight”, Kaya Stewart (iTunes)
  • “Everglow”, Coldplay (iTunes)
  • “Fine By Me”, Chris Brown (iTunes)
  • “Home”, Shanice Williams (iTunes)
  • “Honey, I’m Good”, The Railers (iTunes)
  • “L.A. Devotee”, Panic! At The Disco (iTunes)
  • “One Million Bullets”, Sia (iTunes)
  • “Pull Me Up”, KYKO (iTunes)
  • “Ruby”, Foster The People (iTunes)
  • “Running Out”, Matoma & Astrid S. (iTunes)
  • “Sad Boy”, G-Eazy (iTunes)
  • “Stitches”, Francesco Yates (iTunes)
  • “Superstar”, Curren$y featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
  • “The More You Give (The More You’ll Have)”, Michael Bublé (iTunes)

Next week, we’ll have a bigger update for you, with new albums from Coldplay, G-EazyTroye Sivan and more. See you then!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 19, 2002

"Herre" they are.

“Herre” they are.

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 middle of May and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2002…

Debuts:
38. SEVEN & THE SUN, “Walk With Me”
37. DROPLINE, “Fly Away From Here (Graduation Day)”
33. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Love At First Sight”
32. KELLY OSBOURNE, “Papa Don’t Preach”

Biggest Mover(s):
WILL SMITH, “Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head)” (30-21, nine spots)

10. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Complicated” (up 5)
Album: Let Go (2002, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. EMINEM, “Without Me” (up 4)
Album: The Eminem Show (2002, Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3

08. PINK, “Don’t Let Me Get Me” (down 4)
Album: M!ssundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. JADE ANDERSON, “Sugarhigh” (up 1)
Album: Dive Deeper (2002 – import, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

06. NICKELBACK, “Too Bad” (steady, second week)
Album: Silver Side Up (2001, Roadrunner/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #5

05. NELLY, “Hot In Herre” (up 4)
Album: Nellyville (2002, Fo’ Reel/Universal Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. NO DOUBT, “Hella Good” (up 1)
Album: Rock Steady (2001, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2

03. JIMMY EAT WORLD, “The Middle” (steady, second week)
Album: Bleed American/Jimmy Eat World (2001, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. ALICIA KEYS, “How Come You Don’t Call Me?” (steady, third week)
Album: Songs In A Minor (2001, J/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Here Is Gone” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Gutterflower (2002, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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Fifty Shades Of Play: Soundtrack “Love” At CHR Radio

"Earned" a new chart distinction.

“Earned” a new chart distinction.

One of this year’s biggest soundtracks thus far has been the compilation from the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, a former #1 with traditional album sales in excess of 600,000 copies and growing. Several singles from the effort have been multi-format hits in the last few months, driving TEA sales for the set. One of the tunes, “Love Me Like You Do”, by English singer Ellie Goulding, topped the pop radio chart for its third frame on Sunday. However, another piece from the same soundtrack, “Earned It”, sung by Canadian singer The Weeknd, moved into the runner-up position and, according to the most recent trends, is set to rise to #1 this weekend and replace Goulding’s smash.

Multiple #1 singles on the CHR chart from a popular soundtrack is a rare accomplishment, but one that’s taken place on several occasions. Movies like Flashdance, Footloose and The Bodyguard are just a few of the titles that have achieved that goal. Yet, a look at the soundtracks that contain multiple #1 singles that replace one another atop the radio format whittles down the list. A combination of the archives from both Radio & Records and Mediabase brings us to just two additional cases of this chart event in the over four decades that the data has been published. Should the Goulding/Weeknd movements be solidified in a few days, the soundtrack (released on Republic Records) and its two acts will head into the record books with these musical memories:

Saturday Night Fever

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1978)
Bee Gees – “Stayin’ Alive” (January 27 – March 3)
Bee Gees – “Night Fever” (March 10 – April 14)
Yvonne Elliman – “If I Can’t Have You” (April 21 – April 28)

The soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever, originally released on RSO Records, remains one of the biggest of all-time. The set spent 24 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 album listing and launched five original singles (and two reissues) into the top 40 in a span of six months on the Hot 100. (On R&R, one of the reissued singles, “Boogie Shoes”, failed to enter the survey for KC and the Sunshine Band. Additionally, the cut “More Than A Woman”, released by Tavares, charted in its original version by the Bee Gees from unsolicited airplay.) The uninterrupted 14-week run of three of its most classic numbers at #1 is just incredible.

City Of Angels

CITY OF ANGELS (1998)
Alanis Morissette – “Uninvited” (July 3 – 10)
Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” (July 17 – August 7)

Nearly two decades after the dancers cleared the disco, the seemingly impossible feat once again happened through the Warner Bros. Records release of the City Of Angels soundtrack. Though not the biggest compilation of 1998 (Titanic‘s soundtrack spent sixteen weeks at #1 versus its three), three of the set’s singles became bonafide CHR hits, including its two #1’s in a row. The six-week reign atop the pop radio chart was put to an end by another soundtrack’s big ballad: Armageddon‘s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith. Both Morissette and the trio would return to the top quickly with “Thank U” and “Slide”, respectively.

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