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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 2, 2014

“Coming” to a countdown near you.

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 March 2, 2014…

Debuts:
39. OH HONEY, “Be Okay”
36. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better”

Biggest Mover(s):
DJ CASSIDY featuring JESSIE J & ROBIN THICKE, “Calling All Hearts” (31-24, seven spots)

10. KARMIN, “I Want It All” (up 1)
Album: Pulses (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

09. BOY & BEAR, “Southern Sun” (steady, second week)
Album: Harlequin Dream (2013, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

08. GARY BARLOW & ELTON JOHN, “Face To Face” (steady, second week)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records)
Peak: #4

07. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (down 1)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age” (up 1)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. BASTILLE, “Bad Blood” (steady, second week)
Album: Bad Blood (2013, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. MAGIC!, “Rude” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Don’t Kill The Magic (2014, Latium/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

03. GROUPLOVE, “Shark Attack” (steady, third week)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (down 1)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (up 1)
Album: Pop Psychology (2014, Island Records/IDJMG)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 18, 2013

What if we head back to 2013?

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 August 18, 2013…

Debuts:
40. SHANE FILAN, “Everything To Me”
39. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue”

Biggest Mover(s):
KATY PERRY, “Roar” (40-25, 15 spots)

10. GROUPLOVE, “Ways To Go” (up 1)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4

09. FAMILY OF THE YEAR, “St. Croix” (steady, second week)
Album: Loma Vista (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

08. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (steady, second week)
Album: Random Access Memories (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

07. MAYER HAWTHORNE, “Her Favorite Song” (down 2)
Album: Where Does This Door Go (2013, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. TRAIN featuring ASHLEY MONROE, “Bruises” (steady, second week)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. PASSENGER, “Holes” (up 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (down 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

03. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “What If” (steady, second week)
Album: Bookmarks (2013, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. BASTILLE, “Pompeii” (up 2)
Album: Bad Blood (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. P!NK featuring LILY ROSE COOPER, “True Love” (steady, third week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA 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: July 22, 2012

Having fun. in 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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 22, 2012…

Debuts:
37. ELTON JOHN vs. PNAU, “Sad”
34. NO DOUBT, “Settle Down”

Biggest Movers:
THE KILLERS, “Runaways” (39-28, eleven spots)

10. ALEX CLARE, “Too Close” (up 1)
Album: The Lateness Of The Hour (2012, Republic Records)
Peak: #7

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

08. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Call Me Maybe” (down 3)
Album: Kiss (2012, Schoolboy/604/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

07. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “She’s So Mean” (up 1)
Album: North (2012, Emblem/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for five weeks

06. KATY PERRY, “Wide Awake” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. GRAFFITI6, “Stare Into The Sun” (down 1)
Album: Colours (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. TRAIN, “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” (up 3)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

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

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

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

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (February 2017)

Radio Report - February 2017

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 February in this month’s Radio Report:

GNASH featuring JOHNNY YUKON – “Home” (Atlantic, February 7 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Singer Garrett Nash, along with Olivia O’Brien, had a slow ride up the chart in 2016 with “i hate u, i love u” (#5).

JAMES HERSEY – “Miss You” (Glassnote, February 7 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Hersey was the vocalist on Dillon Francis and Kygo’s “Coming Over”, which quickly peaked at #36 in April 2016.

THE VAMPS & MATOMA – “All Night” (Island/Republic, February 7 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: The British group has struggled at the format; their biggest hit, “Somebody To You”, briefly got to #50 in 2014.

HARDWELL featuring JAY SEAN – “Thinking About You” (Epic, February 14 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Sean had a run of five top 40 hits between 2009 and 2011, but has struggled to find an audience in recent years.

GROUPLOVE – “Good Morning” (Canvasback/Atlantic, February 7 – Alternative)
Album: Big Mess (2016)
Past ALT History: The California band was in the top five late last year with “Welcome To Your Life”. Will they be welcomed back?

AMERICAN AUTHORS – “I’m Born To Run” (Island/Republic, February 14 – Alternative)
Album: What We Live For (2016)
Past ALT History: The quartet last charted at this format in 2014 with “Best Day Of My Life” (#18), a #1 song on the Hot AC listing.

COLD WAR KIDS – “Love Is Mystical” (Capitol, February 14 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: Some stations just can’t get rid of “First”, which spent seven weeks at #1 in 2015. Hope they make room for this!

DEPECHE MODE – “Where’s The Revolution” (Columbia, February 14 – Alternative)
Album: Spirit (2017)
Past ALT History: They’ve had an incredible stretch of 19 chart singles since 1989, with four reaching #1. They last charted in 2013.

Which of these new songs would you like to see on the charts later this year? Let me know!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 2, 2014

A Perri good flashback.

A Perri good flashback.

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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 2, 2014…

Debuts:
40. ROYAL WOOD, “Forever And Ever”
39. ERIC HUTCHINSON, “Tell The World”

Biggest Movers:
ONE DIRECTION, “Midnight Memories” (40-33)
THE 1975, “Settle Down” (37-30)
FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Coming Of Age” (28-21)
NEON TREES, “Sleeping With A Friend” (18-11, seven spots)

10. TAYLOR HENDERSON, “Borrow My Heart” (up 1)
Album: Taylor Henderson (2013, Sony Music Australia)
Peak: #10

09. GARY BARLOW, “Let Me Go” (down 2)
Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013, Polydor Records U.K.)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. BOY & BEAR, “Southern Sun” (up 1)
Album: Harlequin Dream (2013, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (down 1)
Album: Midnight Memories (2013, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. GROUPLOVE, “Shark Attack” (up 2)
Album: Spreading Rumours (2013, Canvasback/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. MAGIC!, “Rude” (steady, second week)
Album: Don’t Kill The Magic (2014, Latium/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

04. THE FRAY, “Love Don’t Die” (down 1)
Album: Helios (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

03. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (down 1)
Album: All This Bad Blood (2013, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (up 2)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Human” (steady, third week)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six 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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 9, 2016

A whole new “World”.

As the summer cools down, the charts are about to heat up with pop players and country contenders. They’re all looking out for the top of the charts, but will any of them get there? Here are the notable albums and singles released this week:

BASTILLE — Wild World (iTunes)
This is the second studio album for the popular British indie pop group, led by singer and songwriter Dan Smith. Though “Good Grief” isn’t nearly as big as “Pompeii” was, it’s still a significant top five single on the Alternative radio listing. Look for it to land in the top ten next week, with a likely #1 entry on the U.K. chart (and probably a number of other international lists.)

JASON ALDEAN — They Don’t Know (iTunes)
Country superstar Aldean does know how to create big singles and albums, so it’s not going to be a surprise to see this set in the top three (and maybe even #1) next week. The current single from it is “A Little More Summertime”, which needs “a little more” time on the radio to reach its maximum potential.

GROUPLOVE — Big Mess (iTunes)
The California rockers are hoping for some big results with their third studio album, which features “Welcome To Your Life”, a top 15 hit on the Alternative chart. They have a ways to go (see what I did there?) before they can claim another top ten, but the album’s debut should give it a good boost.

GAVIN DEGRAW — Something Worth Saving (iTunes)
DeGraw’s latest effort is led by “She Sets The City On Fire”, which is burning up the top 20 at the Hot AC format. Will this single give him his first top ten in four years? Last time around, “Not Over You” spent a week at #1 in January 2012. A debut in the top 20 for this set sounds about right.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART — Signs Of Life (iTunes)
“All We Ever Knew” is the current #1 on Triple A radio, so its chart life on the airwaves can’t get much better. As for its entrance on the Billboard 200, well, that may be a different story. Still, look for it to do some solid numbers.

More albums out this week: Jacob Whitesides‘s Why? (iTunes), Karmin‘s Leo Rising (iTunes), KT Tunstall‘s KIN (iTunes), LOLO‘s In Memory Of When I Gave A S**t (iTunes), Of Mice & Men‘s Cold World (iTunes), The Time Jumpers‘s Kid Sister (iTunes), Wilco‘s Schmilco (iTunes), Willie Bobo‘s Dig My Feeling (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Ofelia K‘s Chaos Cave (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Fire Escape”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Here’s To The Farmer”, Luke Bryan (iTunes)
“Influence”, Tove Lo featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Knockout”, Bon Jovi (iTunes)
“My Favorite Part”, Mac Miller featuring Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Perfect Illusion”, Lady Gaga (iTunes)
“Recovering”, Celine Dion (iTunes)
“Revolution Radio, Green Day (iTunes)
“Singing Low”, The Fray (iTunes)
“Small World”, Idina Menzel (iTunes)
“The Greatest”, Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
“Waste A Moment”, Kings Of Leon (iTunes)
“WildHorse”, RaeLynn (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Mac Miller, Phantogram, Usher and more.

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