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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 1, 2017

Swiftly taking seconds.

DEBUTS
38. Scott Helman – PDA
36. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. ZAYN featuring Sia – Dusk Till Dawn (40)
31. Nick Jonas – Find You (39)
25. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (30)
21. Walk The Moon – One Foot (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? (25)
08. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (15)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (06) | PEAK: #06
09. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (15) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Dua Lipa – New Rules (07) | PEAK: #06
05. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (04) | PEAK: #02
04. P!nk – What About Us (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Kesha – Praying (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. The Script – Rain (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wrabel – The Village (1)
2. Paramore – Fake Happy (2)
3. Julia Michaels – Worst In Me (4)
4. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (8)
5. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (-)
6. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (-)
7. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (9)
8. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (10)
9. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over (-)
10. Delta Rae – No Peace In Quiet (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
Cody Fry – Nobody But You (new)
Loote – Out Of My Head
Secondhand Serenade – Lost (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s pair of debuts are by solo males with their third top 40 singles: Niall Horan, at #36 with “Too Much To Ask”, and Scott Helman, at #38 with “PDA”. Horan’s two previous chart hits, “This Town” and “Slow Hands”, went to #1, with the latter single spending seven weeks at the top. (It’s currently at #13.) The three songs can found on his upcoming album Flicker, due October 20. Helman’s new one is the second single from Hôtel de Ville and follow-up to “Kinda Complicated”, a #4 hit from earlier this year. Two years ago, he peaked at #8 with “Bungalow” from an EP titled Augusta.
  • Due to Yom Kippur, commentary is limited this week, but it will return in full next week!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 24, 2017

“Look” out below.

DEBUTS
40. ZAYN featuring Sia – Dusk Till Dawn
39. Nick Jonas – Find You
35. Walk The Moon – One Foot | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (36)
27. Rod Stewart featuring DNCE – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (32)
25. Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. James TW – Please Keep Loving Me (24)
07. Dua Lipa – New Rules (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lights – Giants (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (07) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
07. Dua Lipa – New Rules (12) (06) | PEAK: #07
06. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (06) | PEAK: #06
05. P!nk – What About Us (05) | PEAK: #05
04. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (04) | PEAK: #02
03. Kesha – Praying (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. The Script – Rain (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wrabel – The Village (2)
2. Paramore – Fake Happy (1)
3. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (3)
4. Julia Michaels – Worst In Me (8)
5. Grouplove – Remember That Night (4)
6. Neon Trees – Feel Good (6)
7. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (10)
8. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (-)
9. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (-)
10. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
Loote – Out Of My Head (new)
Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (new)
Scott Helman – PDA (new)

Chart Notes:

  • How does it feel to have eight #1 singles on my chart? Well, last week, just one performer could’ve given you the answer to that: Adele, who scored her first of eight in 2011 with “Rolling In The Deep”. However, this week, that achievement is tied by the one and only Taylor Swift, who rises 3-1 with “Look What You Made Me Do”, the first single from reputation. Her first #1 on my chart was “Love Story”, which spent three weeks at #1 in 2009. That single is tied with “Blank Space”, which had a three-week run in 2014-15, as her longest stretch at the top to date. Way to go, Taylor!
  • Ohio’s Walk The Moon scored three consecutive #1 songs on my chart from their last album, Talking Is Hard: “Shut Up And Dance” (three weeks, 2014), “Different Colors” (one week, 2015) and “Work This Body” (one week, 2016). That streak could continue with this week’s Highest Debut, “One Foot”, the first single from their forthcoming set. It’s new at #35. The song impacts at both Alternative and Triple A radio this week, and should perform well at both formats. Can the hot single also cross to Hot AC and Top 40 radio? Stay tuned.
  • Just a few spots below that band are this week’s two other debuts: “Find You” (#39) by Nick Jonas and “Dusk Till Dawn” (#40) by ZAYN featuring Sia. Jonas’s track is his second single to be released this year, with a full-length album expected in the next few months, while the latter track, though expected on ZAYN’s second solo album, is also featured in the trailer for the upcoming film titled The Mountain Between Us. All five members of One Direction now appear as soloists in the top 40, a chart first.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 17, 2017

The Rainbow shines on.

DEBUTS
40. Grace VanderWaal – Moonlight
39. Magic Giant – Window
36. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? (40)
21. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (26)
18. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (31) | BIGGEST MOVER
12. Dua Lipa – New Rules (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (09) | PEAK: #08
08. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (04) | PEAK: #02
07. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (05) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
06. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (08) | PEAK: #06
05. P!nk – What About Us (07) | PEAK: #05
04. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (06) | PEAK: #03
02. The Script – Rain (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha – Praying (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Paramore – Fake Happy (1)
2. Wrabel – The Village (3)
3. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (3)
4. Grouplove – Remember That Night (6)
5. BANNERS – Someone To You (4)
6. Neon Trees – Feel Good (7)
7. ZAYN featuring Sia – Dusk Till Dawn (-)
8. Julia Michaels – Worst In Me (-)
9. Nick Jonas – Find You (-)
10. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings
Astrid S – Think Before I Talk
Bleachers – I Miss Those Days
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Walk On Water

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is by the legendary Irish group that last reached #1 on my chart in 2004, when they spent three weeks at the top with “Vertigo”. U2 is back with “You’re The Best Thing About Me”, making a splash at #36. On December 1, the band is due to release Songs Of Experience, a companion to their 2014 album titled Songs Of Innocence. (No, you’re not going to see it magically appear in your iTunes library, don’t worry.) The single is currently ranking on the Alternative, Hot AC and Triple A radio charts.
  • Two other newcomers enter on this week’s chart: trio Magic Giant is new at #39 with “Window”, while former America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal comes in at #40 with “Moonlight”. The Los Angeles act had a minor entry on the Alternative radio chart earlier this year called “Set On Fire”, while the New York singer/songwriter bubbled under my own list beginning late last year with “I Don’t Know My Name”. Stay tuned to see how they do!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 10, 2017

Livin’ on a prayer…

DEBUTS
40. Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?
31. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. Phillip Phillips – Miles (28)
17. Dua Lipa – New Rules (22)
06. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (06) | PEAK: #06
07. P!nk – What About Us (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (13) | PEAK: #06
05. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (03) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (04) | PEAK: #02
03. The Script – Rain (05) | PEAK: #03
02. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha – Praying (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Paramore – Fake Happy (2)
2. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (1)
3. Wrabel – The Village (3)
4. BANNERS – Someone To You (4)
5. Magic Giant – Window (7)
6. Grouplove – Remember That Night (6)
7. Neon Trees – Feel Good (5)
8. Grace VanderWaal – Moonlight (9)
9. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (-)
10. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings
Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (new)
Jessie Ware – Midnight
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Walk On Water
ZAYN featuring Sia – Dusk Till Dawn (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut marks the return of Kelly Clarkson, who was actually in my top ten at the top of the year with a song from The Hamilton Mixtape, “It’s Quiet Uptown”, which peaked at #6. She enters at #31 with “Love So Soft”, which serves as the lead single from her forthcoming album Meaning Of Life, due October 27. (Another tune from the set, “Move You”, was released with “Love” as a part of a pre-order package on Thursday.) Clarkson has three #1 songs to date, her last coming in 2011 with “Don’t You Wanna Stay”, a collaboration with Jason Aldean.
  • As Taylor Swift rises from 13-6 with “Look What You Made Me Do”, the current #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, a new track from reputation is now on my chart. “…Ready For It?” was released last Sunday, picking up Top 40 and Hot AC adds almost immediately, and it starts at #40 this week. Will “Look” hit the top soon, with “Ready” following close behind? Stay tuned!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 3, 2017

Still praying for time at the top…

DEBUTS
40. HAIM – Little Of Your Love
39. Rod Stewart featuring DNCE – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
34. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. Phillip Phillips – Miles (34)
18. PRETTYMUCH – Would You Mind (24)
13. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (30) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. P!nk – What About Us (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (06) | PEAK: #02
08. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Andy Grammer – Give Love (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (08) | PEAK: #06
05. The Script – Rain (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (03) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
02. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha – Praying (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (1)
2. Paramore – Fake Happy (4)
3. Wrabel – The Village (3)
4. BANNERS – Someone To You (2)
5. Neon Trees – Feel Good (5)
6. Grouplove – Remember That Night (9)
7. Magic Giant – Window (-)
8. Rachel Platten – Broken Glass (8)
9. Grace VanderWaal – Moonlight (-)
10. Olivia O’Brien – RIP (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (new)
Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (new)
BØRNS – Faded Heart
HAIM – Nothing’s Wrong
Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale
Jessie Ware – Midnight
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Walk On Water

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to chart regulars Maroon 5, a band that is now way more than five members. In fact, in their most recent publicity photos, there are now seven men in the group. (I guess Maroon 7 isn’t nearly as catchy, but it is a bit more accurate.) “What Lovers Do”, featuring SZA, debuts at #34. This is the third single from their upcoming album; no title or date is public yet, which continues an unusual roll-out of an era for the band. They have six #1 hits to date on my list, the most recent coming in 2012, and we’ll see if “Lovers” can make it seven.
  • Back in 2012, The Beach Boys made an appearance on my chart with “That’s Why God Made The Radio”, which peaked at #28. At the time, member Mike Love was 71, giving him the record for the oldest person to perform on a song to rank on my personal chart. Well, this week, that record is no longer his, as 72-year-old Rod Stewart returns to my personal chart, with some help from DNCE, on a 2017 version of “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” It enters at #39. The original hit spent six weeks at #1 on Radio & Records in January and February 1979.
  • Lastly, at #40, is HAIM‘s “Little Of Your Love”, the second single to chart from their most recent album, Something To Tell You. It’s the follow-up to “Want You Back”, which recently peaked at #5. A fresh remix by BloodPop impacts at the Hot AC format on September 18, having previously been scheduled to hit the format a month ago.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 27, 2017)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. We’re thinking of those affected by the huge rainfall and wind of Hurricane Harvey, and hoping aid gets to those locations soon. Keep strong and stay safe! Now, here are the big headlines from this week’s published pop chart:

THE MOMENT OF PUTH: Climbing from 2-1 to score his second #1 on the Top 40 chart, it’s Charlie Puth with “Attention”. He last hit the top in 2015 as the featured artist on Wiz Khalifa‘s “See You Again”, which spent four weeks at #1 that May and June. In Top 40 history, there has never been a title (until Puth’s) to include the word attention in it, though it’s obviously a common term in the English language. Well, I guess we’re giving it some well-deserved attention now. It should easily spend a few weeks at #1 on the pop chart, largely because a number of songs are falling out of the top five, as well as the upcoming Labor Day holiday, when several stations on the panel air specialty programming.

The first week for “Attention” at #1 marks the 16th week in 2017 that a male soloist has occupied the top spot on the survey, with Ed Sheeran (ten weeks), Bruno Mars (three weeks) and Shawn Mendes (two weeks) also contributing to that total. The guys seem to be on a hot streak, what can I say? Does it continue through the end of the year? Will the women make a comeback? Stay tuned.

SHE’S GOT THE “LOOK”: Well, she sure knows how to make an entrance! Superstar Taylor Swift blasts into the countdown at #22 with “Look What You Made Me Do”, the lead single from her forthcoming album Reputation. The single soared to #1 on iTunes under an hour after its initial release late Thursday night, and has stayed there ever since. A music video for it premiered on Sunday night during MTV’s Video Music Awards. Swift’s hit would’ve debuted at #21, like the Sunday morning update, but Friday data from KKPN/Corpus Christi was removed from the published update, as the station was knocked off the air during Hurricane Harvey. Due to this, there’s a difference in 18 spins, thus, it falls a notch. Still, that giant entry is an amazing achievement.

Looking for all the format’s #1 lookers? You’ll remember “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2 (7/31/87 R&R), “Look Away” by Chicago (12/2-9/88 R&R), “The Look” by Roxette (3/31/89 R&R), and “Looking Through Patient Eyes” by P.M. Dawn (5/7-14/93 R&R). Swift could swiftly bring that count to five, given her release’s fast ascent since Friday, but we’ll have to wait to see how it progresses.

“MIND” THE GAP: All aboard! Here comes the debut train, rolling down the tracks! Five new entries (okay, tracks!) reach the top 50 this week, led by five newcomers who call themselves PRETTYMUCH. Their debut single, “Would You Mind”, climbs in at #44. The quintet is Simon Cowell’s new boy band, and their splashy start is certainly a positive sign for the next few weeks. The Script is two notches below them, at #46, with their first chart song since the beginning of 2015: “Rain”. The Irish trio last hit the top 40 here in early 2013 with “Hall Of Fame”, which spent two weeks at #16.

“Wish I Knew You” from The Revivalists lands at #47, marking their first chart entry at the format. This track previously hit #1 on both the Alternative and Triple A charts, while it remains in the top 15 on the Hot AC survey. Sibling trio AJR is A-OK with entering at #48 with “Drama”, which looks to follow “Weak” into the top 40. That streaming hit spent two weeks at #27 in June. Finally, in at #49, DeJ Loaf makes her debut at the format with “No Fear”. The Detroit rapper has previously charted with several singles on the Rhythmic and Urban surveys, reaching #1 on the latter list with “Try Me” in early 2015. Check back to see how all five of these songs do!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 27, 2017

Prayers have been answered!

DEBUTS
40. OneRepublic & Seeb – Rich Love
39. Miley Cyrus – Younger Now
30. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Phillip Phillips – Miles (39)
23. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (32)
14. P!nk – What About Us (24) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Julia Michaels – Uh Huh (07) | PEAK: #04
09. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Harry Styles – Two Ghosts (08) | PEAK: #08
07. The Script – Rain (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Andy Grammer – Give Love (06) | PEAK: #05
04. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
02. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Kesha – Praying (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Foster The People – Sit Next To Me (1)
2. BANNERS – Someone To You (2)
3. Wrabel – The Village (4)
4. Paramore – Fake Happy (9)
5. Neon Trees – Feel Good (5)
6. LP – No Witness (3)
7. HAIM – Little Of Your Love (7)
8. Rachel Platten – Broken Glass (-)
9. Grouplove – Remember That Night (-)
10. Rod Stewart featuring DNCE – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (-)

In The Mix:
Anderson East – All On My Mind
BØRNS – Faded Heart
Grace VanderWaal – Moonlight (new)
HAIM – Nothing’s Wrong
In Real Life – Eyes Closed (new)
Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale
Jessie Ware – Midnight
Magic Giant – Window (new)
Olivia O’Brien – RIP
The Struts – One Night Only
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Walk On Water (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Kesha on her very first #1 on my chart, as “Praying” is up 3-1 this week. It’s the first single from Rainbow, with the set debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. (It’s one of my favorite albums of the year so far, so I would definitely take a listen to it, if you haven’t yet!) The performer hasn’t scored a #1 hit at the Top 40 format since the beginning of 2014, but a dose of extra support for the song is all it needs to continue climbing.
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to the one and only Taylor Swift with “Look What You Made Me Do”, doing its thing at #30. It’s her 25th entry on my chart, the latest in a run that began in 2007 with “Teardrops On My Guitar”, which hit #3. Of those 25, Swift has six #1 songs to date, including one from earlier this year, the duet with ZAYN titled “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”.
  • Further down in the top 40, we find another two fresh entries: Miley Cyrus‘s “Younger Now”, at #39, and OneRepublic‘s collaboration with Seeb, “Rich Love”, at #40. Cyrus’s new single is the follow-up to her #2 hit “Malibu”, which drops to #15 this week. The Colorado band was on my chart earlier this year with “Let’s Hurt Tonight”, which peaked at #8.

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