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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 22, 2012

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The dream “Team”.

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 22, 2012…

Debuts:
40. GROUPLOVE, “Tongue Tied”
39. SCISSOR SISTERS, “Only The Horses”
37. DELTA GOODREM, “Sitting On Top Of The World”
28. MAROON 5, “Payphone”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #8 below)

10. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (steady, third week)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (down 2)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

08. KEANE, “Silenced By The Night” (up 6)
Album: Strangeland (2012, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. OLLY MURS, “Oh My Goodness” (up 1)
Album: Right Place Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

06. KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (steady, second week)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (down 1)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Fairfax/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

03. TRAIN, “Drive By” (down 2)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (up 2)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (up 1)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 29, 2012

Headed for number “One”.

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 29, 2012…

Debuts:
40. O.A.R., “Gotta Be W
rong Sometimes”
39. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Beekeeper’s Daughter”
38. MATT CARDLE, “Amazing”
35. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, “We Take Care Of Our Own”

Biggest Mover(s):
NICKELBACK, “Lullaby” (29-20, nine spots)

10. THE FRAY, “Heartbeat” (down 2)
Album: Scars & Stories (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

09. CHRISTINA PERRI, “A Thousand Years” (steady, third week)
Album: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2011, Chop Shop/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

08. KATY PERRY, “The One That Got Away” (down 2)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “Paradise” (down 2)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (up 5)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Fairfax/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

05. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (up 2)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fine By Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. OLLY MURS, “Dance With Me Tonight” (steady, second week)
Album: In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, Syco U.K./Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (down 1)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (up 1)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 8, 2012

This chart’s rated G.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 8, 2012…

Debuts:
39. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “Mercy”
37. P!NK, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”

Biggest Mover(s):
OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Good Time” (29-19, ten spots)

10. KATY PERRY, “Wide Awake” (up 2)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

09. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “She’s So Mean” (up 5)
Album: North (2012, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

08. TRAIN, “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” (up 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

07. GOTYE, “Eyes Wide Open” (steady, third week)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Fairfax/Republic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Cupid” (down 1)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, International Solutions/Avex/Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

05. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Call Me Maybe” (down 1)
Album: Kiss (2012, Schoolboy/604/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. FUN., “Some Nights” (up 2)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

03. GRAFFITI6, “Stare Into The Sun” (steady, second week)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Payphone” (down 1)
Album: Overexposed (2012, A&M/Octone/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. GROUPLOVE, “Tongue Tied” (up 1)
Album: Never Trust A Happy Song (2011, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 29, 2012

“Back” to 2012.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 29, 2012…

Debuts:
40. ADAM LAMBERT, “Never Close Our Eyes”
39. ALEX CLARE, “Too Close”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAROON 5, “Payphone” (28-18, ten spots)

10. KARMIN, “Brokenhearted” (up 2)
Album: Hello (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

09. DANIEL POWTER, “Cupid” (up 5)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, International Solutions/Avex/Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

08. OLLY MURS, “Oh My Goodness” (down 1)
Album: Right Place Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

07. KEANE, “Silenced By The Night” (up 1)
Album: Strangeland (2012, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (steady, third week)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. TRAIN, “Drive By” (down 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (up 1)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

02. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (down 1)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (up 1)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 12, 2012

"Fire" up the flashback.

“Free” to travel back in time!

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 12, 2012…

Debuts:
40. JOSH TATUM, “Everything I Need”
39. OLLY MURS, “Oh My Goodness”
38. REBECCA FERGUSON, “Nothing’s Real But Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
JON MCLAUGHLIN featuring SARA BAREILLES, “Summer Is Over” (40-33)
MADONNA featuring NICKI MINAJ & M.I.A., “Give Me All Your Luvin'” (30-23)
LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Dancin’ Away With My Heart” (25-18, seven spots)

10. COLDPLAY featuring RIHANNA, “Princess Of China” (up 3)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. ONE DIRECTION, “One Thing” (up 3)
Album: Up All Night (2012, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

08. MAT KEARNEY, “Ships In The Night” (up 1)
Album: Young Love (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. TRAIN, “Drive By” (steady, second week)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fine By Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. OLLY MURS, “Dance With Me Tonight” (down 2)
Album: In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, Syco/Epic Records – U.K.)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

04. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (down 2)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (up 1)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (down 1)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (up 4)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Fairfax/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 8, 2012

All aboard the 2012 train.

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 8, 2012…

Debuts:
40. KIMBRA, “Settle Down”
39. HALEY REINHART, “Free”

38. DAUGHTRY, “Outta My Head”
31. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Eyes Open”

Biggest Mover(s):
EMELI SANDÉ, “Next To Me” (39-29, ten spots)

10. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (down 1)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

09. ONE DIRECTION, “One Thing” (down 2)
Album: Up All Night (2012, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

08. NICKELBACK, “Lullaby” (up 3)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (down 4)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

06. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (up 2)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (up 1)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

04. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (up 1)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (up 1)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (steady, second week)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

01. TRAIN, “Drive By” (steady, second week)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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FLASHBACK: Commanders-In-Chart, 2009-2017

On my ballot of bops.

On my ballot of bops.

Saying farewell to a President is hard after eight years in office. In fact, a number of us are saying “don’t leave.” Still, there are people out there who desire a change, someone who more accurately fits their views. Though I don’t get too political on here, I got to vote in my first election in 2008, and I was happy to vote for President Obama both then and in 2012. Needless to say, I appreciated his time and effort in office, and thank him for the work he did. (Let’s be respectful on here, kids, we can all have differing opinions.)

As January 20 brings new leadership and a new sense of uncertainty to many people in the U.S., I thought it would be nice to address something that is certain, at least when it comes my top 40. During the past eight years, a lot of memorable songs reached the #1 spot on my chart, but just a dozen claimed runs of seven weeks or higher at the summit. It takes strong leadership, whether you’re running the country or a personal chart, to build momentum and keep on top, and that’s what these excellent tracks did. Sure, at least a few of these songs didn’t get the national attention that I hoped they would, but as far as my musical universe goes, they’re all classics. What songs will hold this long at #1 during the next president’s time in Washington? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

For now, enjoy all these musical treasures from January 2009 to January 2017: the presidents of pop, the leaders of longevity and all the other members of the chart cabinet.

SEVEN WEEKS
Coldplay
COLDPLAY, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”
July 10, 2011 – August 21, 2011
Album: Mylo Xyloto
Label: Capitol

Gotye and Kimbra
GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
February 12, 2012 – March 25, 2012
Album: Making Mirrors
Label: Universal Republic

A Great Big World
A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home”
May 11, 2014 – June 22, 2014
Album: Is There Anybody Out There?
Label: Epic

Jukebox The Ghost
JUKEBOX THE GHOST, “Postcard”
May 31, 2015 – July 12, 2015
Album: The Great Unknown
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope

Adele
ADELE, “Hello”
November 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Album: 25
Label: XL/Columbia

James TW
JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone”
October 23, 2016 – December 4, 2016
Album: First Impressions (EP)
Label: Island/Republic

EIGHT WEEKS
The Script
THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”
March 29, 2009 – May 17, 2009
Album: The Script
Label: Epic

Rob Thomas
ROB THOMAS, “Her Diamonds”
May 24, 2009 – July 12, 2009
Album: cradlesong
Label: Atlantic

Fun.
FUN., “Some Nights”
July 22, 2012 – September 9, 2012
Album: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic

FUN., “Carry On”
December 2, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Album: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic

ELEVEN WEEKS
Lady Antebellum
LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now”
January 17, 2010 – March 28, 2010
Album: Need You Now
Label: Capitol Nashville

TWELVE WEEKS
Passenger
PASSENGER, “Let Her Go”
May 12, 2013 – July 28, 2013
Album: All The Little Lights
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

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