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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 1, 2012

"Free" to chart where they want.

“Free” to roam the 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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 1, 2012…

Debuts:
40. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Ghost”
39. MIKEY WAX, “Counting On You”
38. M83, “Midnight City”
34. ADAM LAMBERT, “Better Than I Know Myself”

Biggest Mover(s):
NEON TREES, “Everybody Talks” (36-31)
KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (33-28)
GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (29-24, five spots)

10. NICKELBACK, “When We Stand Together” (down 3)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. BRUNO MARS, “It Will Rain” (down 1)
Album: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Soundtrack) (2011, Chop Shop/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

08. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fine By Me” (up 2)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

07. OLLY MURS, “Dance With Me Tonight” (up 2)
Album: In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, Syco/Epic Records – U.K.) / Right Place Right Time (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

05. THE FRAY, “Heartbeat” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Scars & Stories (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

04. DAUGHTRY, “Crawling Back To You” (down 1)
Album: Break The Spell (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 18, 2012

The shape of my chart.

Let me show you the shape of 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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 18, 2012…

Debuts:
(none!)

Biggest Mover(s):
KEANE, “Silenced By The Night” (39-29, ten spots)

10. NICKELBACK, “Lullaby” (steady, third week)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (up 2)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. ADAM LAMBERT, “Better Than I Know Myself” (steady, second week)
Album: Trespassing (2012, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. ONE DIRECTION, “One Thing” (steady, third week)
Album: Up All Night (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

06. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (down 2)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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

04. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (up 2)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 15, 2012

A "Fine" week four years ago.

A “Fine” week four years ago.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 15, 2012…

Debuts:
38. JASON MRAZ, “I Won’t Give Up”
35. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team”
29. TRAIN, “Drive By”

Biggest Mover(s):
ONE DIRECTION, “One Thing” (34-26)
GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (22-14)
KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (18-10, eight spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (up 8)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

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

08. DAUGHTRY, “Crawling Back To You” (down 2)
Album: Break The Spell (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fine By Me” (up 1)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

06. THE FRAY, “Heartbeat” (down 1)
Album: Scars & Stories (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

05. OLLY MURS, “Dance With Me Tonight” (up 2)
Album: In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, Syco/Epic Records – U.K.) / Right Place Right Time (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

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

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 1, 2012

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The jams you “used to know.”

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 a few weeks before my college graduation and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2012…

Debuts:
40. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Sweeter”
39. EMELI SANDÉ, “Next To Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
DANIEL POWTER, “Cupid” (37-28, nine spots)

10. ADELE, “Set Fire To The Rain” (down 2)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. GRAFFITI6, “Free” (down 3)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

08. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (up 3)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. ONE DIRECTION, “One Thing” (down 2)
Album: Up All Night (2012 – U.S. release, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

06. KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (up 3)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (up 2)
Album: Science & Faith (2011 – U.S. release, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (steady, third week)
Album: + (2012 – U.S. release, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

02. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (down 1)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012 – U.S. release, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 22, 2012

"Fire" up the flashback.

“Fire” up the flashback.

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 end of January during my last year of college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2012…

Debuts:
39. MATT NATHANSON featuring SUGARLAND, “Run”
37. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Dancin’ Away With My Heart”
34. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back”

Biggest Mover(s):
TRAIN, “Drive By” (29-17, twelve spots)

10. DAUGHTRY, “Crawling Back To You” (down 2)
Album: Break The Spell (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

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

07. KELLY CLARKSON, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (up 3)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

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

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

04. ANDY GRAMMER, “Fine By Me” (up 3)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

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

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

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

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Adam’s Top 100 of 2014: #06 – Graffiti6, “The Bridge”

The cream of the pop!

The cream of the pop for 2014.

Another year is in the books and it’s time for the annual listing of the 100 biggest songs that ranked among my weekly top 40 chart from December 2013 to November 2014. It was magical year full of MAGIC! and “Magic” and a lovely twelve months of lovable hits from James Blunt and The Fray. We went “home” with A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, spun around in a “dance” with Milky Chance and Walk The Moon and ended up here with all that was awesome in the year we called 2014.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 30, 2014. Those entries marked with a plus sign (+) had not yet reached their peak position as of the date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

#6 for the 6.

#6 for the 6.

006. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (719 points)
Writers/Producers: Jamie Scott, Tommy Danvers
Label: Independent

Debut Date: April 27, 2014
Peak Date: July 13 to 20, 2014
Peak: #2 for two weeks
Weeks on Chart: 26

It was one of my most anticipated albums of last year, the album that would become The Bridge. I was eagerly waiting for the second effort from this English duo after falling in love with their music in 2011. Yet, the time passed, and though a few of the cuts made it up on YouTube, there was nothing further. I assumed that their U.S. label, Capitol, had shelved the album. Trust me, I would’ve said a few choice words to them had it not been for member Tommy Danvers releasing the masters on his own and giving us the most underrated album of 2014. It’s truly a gem.

An official single from the set wasn’t named before it dropped in April, so it was the title track that I decided upon to chart. It crashed into the top 30 upon its entry and quickly rose to #2 for two weeks, though it fell behind Scott’s own solo single, “My Hurricane”, as it also speedily moved up into the top spot for four weeks. Had that not occurred, I’m sure “The Bridge” could have given Danvers and Scott their third #1 as a duo (the other two being “Free” and “Stare Into The Sun” in 2012.)

Though the duo remains on a hiatus at this time given Scott’s budding career as a writer and his promotion of a much delayed solo album, now due in January, as well as Danvers’s own productions on some forthcoming releases, we really do need some sort of a reunion. Those jams are too hot to keep replaying on a record without hearing them live at least once. Still, given all the troubles trying to get this out in some form or another, I’m glad we got music period, quality music at that.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 17, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

Great Scott! He’s thrice as nice this week.

DEBUTS
38. The Young Wild – Moment Goes
36. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (40)
34. Boy & Bear – Three Headed Woman (39)
24. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Rixton – Wait On Me (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
14. Mary Lambert – Secrets (19)
05. The Script – Superheroes (11)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (06) | PEAK: #02
09. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Young Rising Sons – High (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (07) | PEAK: #06
05. The Script – Superheroes (11) | PEAK: #05
04. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Maroon 5 – Maps (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The 1975 – Heart Out (6)
2. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (5)
3. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow (9)
4. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (10)
5. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (7)
6. Grouplove – I’m With You (3)
7. Bastille – Flaws (4)
8. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (8)
9. The Fray – Hold My Hand (-)
10. Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (-)

In The Mix:
Bleachers – Rollercoaster (new)
Coldplay – True Love (new)
Counting Crows – Scarecrow
Foster The People – Are You What You Want To Be? (new)
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Hilary Duff – All About You (new)
Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me (new)
MAGIC! – Let Your Hair Down (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate
Todd Carey – Nintendo
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Weezer – Back To The Shack

Chart Notes:

  • Two songs tie for this week’s Biggest Mover, both of which made significant jumps on the chart last week. Up seven spots are “Unpack Your Heart” by Phillip Phillips (31-24) and “Wait On Me” by Rixton (27-20). “Unpack” may give Phillips his third top ten hit by the end of the summer, while “Wait” could be the second in a row for the British four piece.
  • Jamie Scott may top the chart for a third week in a row with “My Hurricane”, but his new release, “Unbreakable”, is breaking into the countdown this week at #36, making it the Highest Debut. Both are taken from his forthcoming album, also titled My Hurricane, due this October. Scott has now charted five singles between his solo material and his tunes with the duo Graffiti6.
  • Newcomers The Young Wild also go wild on the survey this week, in at #38 with “Moment Goes”. The California quintet is at radio with the single and you can find it on their forthcoming EP, For Now Not Forever, out September 2. The band has a series of concert dates in their home state, Arizona and Texas over the next few weeks.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 10, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

This “Hurricane” is blowing away the competition.

DEBUTS
40. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite
39. Boy & Bear – Three Headed Woman | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (37)
30. Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (35)
27. Rixton – Wait On Me (34)
11. The Script – Superheroes (20) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Believer (08) | PEAK: #08
09. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Young Rising Sons – High (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Maroon 5 – Maps (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (-)
2. The Young Wild – Moment Goes (6)
3. Grouplove – I’m With You (2)
4. Bastille – Flaws (3)
5. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (7)
6. The 1975 – Heart Out (9)
7. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (5)
8. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (8)
9. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow (10)
10. Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (-)

In The Mix:
Counting Crows – Scarecrow
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Chasing The Sun
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Ryn Weaver – OctaHate (new)
The Fray – Hold My Hand (new)
Todd Carey – Nintendo
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Weezer – Back To The Shack

Chart Notes:

  • For the second week in a row, Jamie Scott reigns supreme on the survey with “My Hurricane”, the title track from his forthcoming album. Though its U.S. run at radio is largely over at this point, a followup single titled “Unbreakable” was recently made available via an album pre-order and Scott recently shot a video for it. It will likely debut on next week’s top 40. Can he make it two solo chart-toppers in a row? We’ll see!
  • The Biggest Mover for the second week running is “Superheroes” from the trio The Script. After debuting at #30 two weeks ago, they climbed to #20 last week and to #11 this week, a gain of nine notches. This leads off No Sound Without Silence, due for a U.S. release in late September. As for actual superheroes, both Spider-Man and Superman have been in the title of at least one chart entry since 1999.
  • This week’s Highest Debut at #39 is the second single to chart this year for the Australian quintet Boy & Bear. “Three Headed Woman” is the followup to “Southern Sun”, which climbed to a peak of #8 for three weeks back in February. It was recently serviced to AAA radio, where “Sun” reached the same region. Both singles are taken from their Harlequin Dream, released last year.
  • Also, in at #40, is the first entry for Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, titled “Cecilia And The Satellite”. The 31-year-old singer/songwriter has been here before, however, as McMahon led the group Jack’s Mannequin to four top 40 singles like 2008’s “The Resolution” (#17) and 2009’s “Swim” (#20). It’s his first single with Vanguard Records.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 3, 2014

Scott storms the top this week.

Scott storms the top this week.

DEBUTS
40. Moko – Your Love
37. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart
34. Rixton – Wait On Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (40)
22. Mary Lambert – Secrets (29)
20. The Script – Superheroes (30) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Young Rising Sons – High (12) | PEAK: #09
08. American Authors – Believer (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Maps (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (04) | PEAK: #02
03. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Boy & Bear – Three Headed Woman (7)
2. Grouplove – I’m With You (3)
3. Bastille – Flaws (4)
4. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (10)
5. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (9)
6. The Young Wild – Moment Goes (-)
7. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (-)
8. Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (-)
9. The 1975 – Heart Out (-)
10. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow (-)

In The Mix:
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Counting Crows – Scarecrow
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Chasing The Sun (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
Todd Carey – Nintendo
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Weezer – Back To The Shack

Chart Notes:

  • 30-year-old singer and songwriter Jamie Scott claims this week’s new #1 with “My Hurricane”, the title track from his forthcoming album of the same name. Just under three years since first charting with his duo Graffiti6, he’s still creating the hits. This makes Scott one of only a handful of acts in my chart’s history to reach #1 as both a solo artist and in a group; others to pull off the trick include Brandon Flowers and The KillersPat Monahan and Train, as well as Rob Thomas and Matchbox Twenty.
  • Their “Broken Heart” may be breaking up with my top 40 as it continues to move down, but the quartet Rixton can feel relieved that their new song, “Wait On Me”, ranks as this week’s Highest Debut at #34. It’s expected to be on the band’s forthcoming album, due later this year. The boys are currently on a U.S. tour through the month of August.
  • With the second single from his sophomore album Behind The Light, former American Idol champ Phillip Phillips comes in at #37 with “Unpack Your Heart”. It’s the followup to “Raging Fire”, which peaked at #3 a few months ago. As you’d expect, it’s the first entry to use the verb unpack in its title, though it’s certainly packing hit potential.
  • Finally, at #40, is newcomer Moko with a song that’s bound to do some damage in the U.K. later this month, “Your Love”. The 22-year-old singer was first featured on a Chase & Status single, “Count On Me”, last year. It went top ten in several European territories, much like this solo release of hers should do.
  • You’ve likely heard the news by now that former American Idol contestant Michael Johns passed away Friday at the age of 35. Johns also made my personal top 40, peaking at #24 with his sole entry, a minor Adult Contemporary hit in 2009 titled “Heart On My Sleeve”. It charted in the U.K. two years later in a version by Olly Murs. Many acts from the show have posted tributes to the late singer.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 27, 2014

Viva la Coldplay.

They’re the eye (or eight) in the “Sky”.

DEBUTS
40. Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool
39. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold
30. The Script – Superheroes | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Mary Lambert – Secrets (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (24)
12. Young Rising Sons – High (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
09. A Great Big World – Already Home (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
08. American Authors – Believer (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – Maps (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Rixton – Wait On Me (-)
2. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart (-)
3. Grouplove – I’m With You (5)
4. Bastille – Flaws (6)
5. Moko – Your Love (-)
6. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (3)
7. Boy & Bear – Three Headed Woman (-)
8. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (4)
9. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (9)
10. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite (-)

In The Mix:
Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow (new)
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours (new)
Counting Crows – Scarecrow
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (new)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
The 1975 – Heart Out (new)
The Young Wild – Moment Goes
Todd Carey – Nintendo (new)
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Weezer – Back To The Shack (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After debuting last week at #38, “Secrets” from Mary Lambert takes the week’s Biggest Mover, up nine spots to #29. Earlier this year, the singer/songwriter bubbled under with “She Keeps Me Warm”, which accumulated some airplay at the Hot AC format. Lambert was originally born in the town of Everett, WA, just north of the Seattle area. Other female soloists from the state to hit my top 40 include A Fine Frenzy and Stacie Orrico.
  • Gliding onto the top 40 at #30, this week’s Highest Debut, is Irish trio The Script with “Superheroes”. This marks the eighth chart hit for the group, who went straight to #1 with their debut release “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” back in the spring of 2009. It spent eight frames there. All seven of their previous singles have reached a minimum peak of #6, with four going all the way to the top. We’ll see how high this one flies soon.
  • Their album is More Than Just A Dream and Fitz & The Tantrums have one more single to rank on the survey. This time around, I’m digging “Fools Gold”, which shines at #39. It’s their fourth top 40 single; their first, “MoneyGrabber”, spent a week at #1 in 2011. Their last two, “Out Of My League” and “The Walker”, both stalled at #2 for several weeks.
  • Lastly, down at #40, are newcomers Mausi from London; they make a splash with their debut chart single, “My Friend Has A Swimming Pool”. It’s out in the U.K. on August 17. It’s the second such title looking to front crawl up the top 40; the other, “Swim” by the rock band Jack’s Mannequin, peaked at #20 in 2009.
  • On next week’s chart, the first of August, look for debuts from singer/songwriter Phillip Phillips and U.K. based boy band Rixton, along with one to two other new entries. Tuesday also marks a big date for fresh pop releases, including the comeback single for Hilary Duff (“Chasing The Sun”) and a three-way collaboration featuring Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj (“Bang Bang”).

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