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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 18, 2008

A chart with a lot of Hart.

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 18, 2008…

Debuts:
40. THE B-52’s, “Funplex”
39. IDINA MENZEL, “Brave”
28. R.E.M., “Supernatural Superserious”

Biggest Mover(s):
GOLDFRAPP, “A&E” (up 36-27, nine spots)

10. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (down 3)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, up 4)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

08. ADELE, “Chasing Pavements” (up 1)
Album: 19 (2008, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. ONEREPUBLIC, “Stop And Stare” (up 1)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. TIMBALAND presents ONEREPUBLIC, “Apologize” (down 2)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. LIFEHOUSE, “Whatever It Takes” (up 1)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. MAROON 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You” (up 1)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Teardrops On My Guitar” (steady, third week)
Album: Taylor Swift (2006, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. EMERSON HART, “I Wish The Best For You” (steady, second week)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days” (steady, second week)
Album: Here Right Now (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 27, 2008

Simply the

“Home” is where the chart is.

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 27, 2008…

Debuts:
39. ROONEY, “I Should’ve Been After You”
38. JOSH KELLEY, “Unfair”
36. FIVE TIMES AUGUST, “The Good Life”

Biggest Mover:
DARREN HAYES, “Casey” (20-15, five spots)

10. DURAN DURAN, “Falling Down” (down 2)
Album: Red Carpet Massacre (2007, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

09. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Lost” (up 2)
Album: Call Me Irresponsible (2007, Reprise Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. LIFEHOUSE, “Whatever It Takes” (up 2)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. MAROON 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You” (steady, second week)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

06. ONEREPUBLIC, “Stop And Stare” (steady, second week)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Teardrops On My Guitar” (steady, second week)
Album: Taylor Swift (2006, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

04. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (steady, second week)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. TIMBALAND presents ONEREPUBLIC, “Apologize” (down 1)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days” (up 1)
Album: Here Right Now (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. EMERSON HART, “I Wish The Best For You” (steady, third week)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 8/28 – 9/3

Record Rewind - September 4, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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BEN HOBBS – “Animals” (iTunes) (Spotify)
London singer Hobbs has unveiled a pretty consistent set of songs since his debut late last year, and I’m really digging the newest single from him. The pretty piano-led ballad is built around a strong hook, and releases a nice energy in its fervent drum section.

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CLAIRITY – “Words Like Weapons” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Teenage Tennessee singer Claire Wilkinson may be out of the major label system after an EP and one additional single, but there continues to be a buzz from her independent singles at streaming services. Her new ballad is a quality sound with great potential.

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GRAHAM COLTON – “Ring Around Your Heart” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Colton’s music has always been a favorite of mine, including his one #1 on my chart, 2008’s “Best Days”. In fact, his track “Where You Wanna Go” made the Rewind back in July. His masterful folk pop sound and accessible lyrics are perfect for the fall months.

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KYKO – “Horizon” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This jam was, by far, my most anticipated independent release of the week. South London singer and musician Scott Verrill must know how to bottle up sunshine in a song, because he does it so well. The tropical pop tune lights up the last few days of summer.

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MIKEY WAX – “Helium” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s been a moment since this New York singer was on my radar. In January 2012, he spent a couple of weeks on my top 40 with a song called “Counting On You”. His latest offering is a punchy pop single with a positive message for those in difficult situations.

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TEN FÉ – “Turn” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan, based in London, have had a few tracks make it to my SoundCloud page and Spotify playlists in the past. They’ve also received some solid support from Spotify’s main lists. The indie rock track is simple, but with a clever core.

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For more new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
LONELY BENSON – “Silly Girl” (SoundCloud)
MOOSE LIGHT KINGDOM – “Parachute” (SoundCloud)
X&Y – “Secrets” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/3 – 7/9

Record Rewind - July 10, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

Across the world of SoundCloud and my Indie Summer Mix on Spotify, these records stuck out as my favorite independent tunes of the week…

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BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT featuring ELTON JOHN – “Symmetry Of Two Hearts” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Next week marks the release of Rod Thomas’s latest album, Choreography, and based on the instant grat tracks so far, I think I’ll be enjoying it thoroughly. If you need a dose of 1987 in 2016, his intelligent and unabashedly bold pop melodies are a great treat.

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ELLE WATSON – “Phantom” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Watson last appeared on the blogs a couple of months ago; that’s when “Losing Any Sleep” debuted, a track that’s now achieved a massive 550,000+ streams on Spotify. Tapping into an ethereal R&B-flavored world, the haunting results are worth a few plays.

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GIRL FRIEND – “Hello Stranger”
This Manchester band has been a regular on my SoundCloud feed for about a year now, crafting great singles like “Tragic On The Dancefloor” and “Waste My Time”. Their latest gem, mixed by Louis La Roche, should be no stranger to your new music playlist.

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GRAHAM COLTON with EMILY HEARN – “Where You Wanna Go” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Colton’s had two big top five singles on my personal chart, including the #1 hit “Best Days” in 2008, so I’m always happy to find a new song from him. Collaborating with Hearn, their catchy folk/pop record is great for any road trip playlist this summer or fall.

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MYZICA – “Love & Desire” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The Nashville duo, consisting of Isaaca Byrd and Micah Tawlks, strikes again with a delicious bright pop record. It’s the first taste of their forthcoming album, due in September. Driven by synth and drums, “Love” effortlessly captures a youthful 80’s memory.

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SAM TINNESZ featuring MAGIC MANSIONS – “Doesn’t Get Better Than This”
Tinnesz has been busy with two different projects in the last year, one being WΛVE & ROME and the other under his given name. In either case, many of his songs have been on TV recently, so expect this potent punch of rock realness in your living room soon.

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VINYL THIEF – “Letting Me Off Easy” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The Touch EP from this Nashville quartet was finally released on Friday. They’ve served up some hot cuts from the set in the last few weeks, and the last track from it, a dark fusion of electronic and indie rock, is among my favorites. It easily gets my approval.

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X&Y – “Footprints”
Last summer, I found this U.K.-based trio’s song “Rocket Science” on SoundCloud, but this may be their best single to date. Both their writing and production have unleashed a fresh energy and bigger sound for this track. Dig into it (your ears, not your toes.)


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For more new music, we suggest…
ALLIE X – “All The Rage” (iTunes) (Spotify)
APOLLO LTD – “Goodbye” (SoundCloud)
WILD – “Where Love Lives” (iTunes) (Spotify)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 20, 2008

Simply the "Best".

Simply the “Best”.

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 20, 2008…

Debuts:
40. NADA SURF, “Whose Authority”

Biggest Mover(s):
ADELE, “Chasing Pavements” (26-16, ten spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE, “Whatever It Takes” (up 3)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. ROZ BELL, “Papercut” (down 3)
Album: The First Sunbeams (2007, Universal Records – Canada)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. DURAN DURAN, “Falling Down” (down 3)
Album: Red Carpet Massacre (2007, Epic Records)
Peak: #4

07. MAROON 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You” (up 1)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

06. ONEREPUBLIC, “Stop And Stare” (up 1)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Teardrops On My Guitar” (up 4)
Album: Taylor Swift (2006, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

04. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (down 1)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days” (up 1)
Album: Here Right Now (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. TIMBALAND presents ONEREPUBLIC, “Apologize” (steady, second week)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. EMERSON HART, “I Wish The Best For You” (steady, second week)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 10, 2008

"Lost" in the music of 2008.

“Lost” in the music of 2008.

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 early February in my last year of high school and revisit the top songs from this GRAMMY week in 2008…

Debuts:
39. PANIC AT THE DISCO, “Nine In The Afternoon”
38. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Wow”
36. GOLDFRAPP, “A&E”

Biggest Mover(s):
LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (27-13, fourteen spots)

10. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Lost” (down 1)
Album: Call Me Irresponsible (2007, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. ADELE, “Chasing Pavements” (up 1)
Album: 19 (2008, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. ONEREPUBLIC, “Stop And Stare” (down 1)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (down 2)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. LIFEHOUSE, “Whatever It Takes” (up 2)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

05. MAROON 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You” (up 1)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. TIMBALAND presents ONEREPUBLIC, “Apologize” (steady, second week)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Teardrops On My Guitar” (steady, second week)
Album: Taylor Swift (2006, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. EMERSON HART, “I Wish The Best For You” (down 1)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days” (up 1)
Album: Here Right Now (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 9, 2008

"Chasing" those girls.

“Chasing” those girls.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new 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. It was the last few months of high school and we were just wrapping up a run of the musical that year, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Meanwhile, here’s a look at my top 40 from March 9, 2008:

Debuts:
40. RYAN CABRERA, “Say”
34. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours”

Biggest Mover:
FERRAS, “Hollywood’s Not America” (35-28) (7 spots)

10. ONEREPUBLIC, “Stop And Stare”
Their former hit “Apologize” couldn’t have been too sorry that it was falling down the chart when followup “Stop” was also making a decent run. Lifted from their debut album, Dreaming Out Loud, the group’s newfound popularity, along with a particularly visual-driven clip brought it up to #6 for two weeks. It stopped, it stared; the goal here was fulfilled.

09. JOHN MAYER, “Say”
Originally written for the 2007 film The Bucket List, starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, “Say” was included on a deluxe edition of Mayer’s album Continuum. Some may say it’s a little bit repetitive, and so they say what they need to say. What do you say? I say that #9 is where it peaked on my top 40 for two weeks. He last made my survey in 2012.

08. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Teardrops On My Guitar”
Young Miss Swift always seems to break up with someone every few months or so. This time, it’s her longtime publicist of seven years. However, six years ago, things were looking mighty fine for the singer as she scored her first crossover hit. “Teardrops” spent three weeks at #3, while it climbed to #2 on the Country radio chart during the summer of 2007.

07. ADELE, “Chasing Pavements”
Before she scored three #1 singles in a row from 21, “Chasing” was the first appearance on my chart for the Tottenham born singer, who is in the process of making her third album, due in the next few months. It peaked at #6 for two weeks. In the U.K., it rose to the runner-up spot on the Singles Chart, and also went top ten in Ireland and Italy, among others.

06. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “These Hard Times”
In 2008, the Orlando band were in the middle of promoting their greatest hits effort, Exile On Mainstream. Lead single “How Far We’ve Come” spent a total of five weeks at #1, and this followup would land at a solid peak of #2. Their recent North era is done after three singles, but Rob Thomas is currently recording for a new solo album, out later this year.

05. MAROON 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You”
Adam Levine and the boys were riding high on my top 40 with the third single from their sophomore album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long. Though “Won’t” garnered significant play on the AC and Hot AC formats, as expected, it wasn’t a national hit on the Hot 100 like several of their singles. However, it did manage top ten peaks in Australia and Belgium.

04. EMERSON HART, “I Wish The Best For You”
Of the ten acts on the list this week, Hart is the only one currently in my top 40 with his latest single, “The Best That I Can Give”. It’s taken from his forthcoming album, Beauty In Disrepair, due April 15. Back in 2008, it was another “Best” that would rank as the best single on my chart for four weeks beginning in January. The 44-year-old is still going strong.

03. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days”
Coming off a three week run at #1, the Oklahoma singer/songwriter’s biggest song to make my chart to date was slowly falling out of the top 5. You may remember that it was featured on American Idol that season. Now an independent act, he recently released his latest album, Lonely Ones, and issued the single “Hands Untied” to AAA radio a few weeks ago.

02. LIFEHOUSE, “Whatever It Takes”
Back in 2008, the group from Los Angeles (a trio at that point) was still racking up a lot of hits; in fact, their Who We Are era was their biggest on my top 40. “Whatever” lasted just one week at the top, dropping to #2. In 2013, the band parted ways with longtime home Geffen, but lead singer Jason Wade is recording music for his first solo album, due this year.

01. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love”
Leaping from #5 into the #1 position was this international smash that reached the top in nearly three dozen countries. That’s huge! Co-written by Jesse McCartney and Ryan Tedder, its U.S. success translated into Platinum single sales and a record (at the time) for the largest one-week spin record at CHR radio. Although she’s largely forgotten here, her European success continues. Last year, she released Christmas, With Love, featuring the #3 U.K. hit “One More Sleep”.

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