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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2017: Part Four, 10-6

The top ten is here on Adam’s Top 100 of 2017! The cream of the pop is ready for you, so enjoy all the great music ahead…

The 2017 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 4, 2016 to the chart dated November 26, 2017. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks charted in the top 40 and top ten. 176 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 168 that did so in 2016.

10. KESHA, “Praying”
Album: Rainbow
Label: Kemosabe/RCA
Peak: #1 for four weeks
Weeks: 24+ (21 applied to 2017 ranking)
Points: 621

The triumphant return of Kesha to my top 40 chart was one of the top comebacks of 2017, and what an emotional single she shared with the world on July 6. With four weeks at #1 from late August to mid-September, and its #10 ranking on my year-end countdown, the lead single from Rainbow (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200) was embraced by many listeners.

09. ED SHEERAN, “Castle On The Hill”
Album: Divide
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 for four weeks
Weeks: 24
Points: 632

Sheeran’s highest entry of four on my year-end chart made its debut on January 6, the same date as “Shape Of You”, though its run into the runner-up spot (the only #2 song ranking in my top ten) took it much higher than “Shape”, which burned on me shortly after hitting the top ten. Sheeran’s most recent single, “Perfect”, is at #1 on the newest Billboard Hot 100 update.

08. HARRY STYLES, “Sign Of The Times”
Album: Harry Styles
Label: Columbia
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23
Points: 634

“Sign” marks the first of three entries in the top ten by members of the original One Direction lineup gone solo. Styles has plenty to be thankful for this year: his album debuted at #1 in many countries, including the U.S., his tour continues to have a successful run, and, more importantly, he lands at #8 on my Top 100 of 2017! “Sign” had a single week on top of my chart, after settling for five weeks at #2 behind an entry that’s still to come in the top ten. In a world full of pop, Styles really rocks.

07. ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”
Album: Fifty Shades Darker (Soundtrack)
Label: UStudios/BMR/RCA-Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 23
Points: 645

In a move that shook the Twitterverse, this collaboration, the highest track from a movie on my year-end survey, debuted as a surprise in the early hours of December 9 of last year. The single spent a heartbreaking five weeks at #2 on the Top 40 list, just short of making it the first male/female duet from a motion picture to go to #1 at the format since 1993’s “A Whole New World” by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle. (That giant ballad, from Disney’s Aladdin, spent three weeks at #1 on R&R.)

06. MUNA, “I Know A Place”
Album: About U
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 24
Points: 646

The highest entry by a female duo/group on this year’s survey comes from the California trio of Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin and Naomi McPherson. Though they narrowly missed my chart in 2016 with “Loudspeaker”, their second radio single was a total bop with a great message. “Know” spent two weeks at #1 on my list in March, while also spending two non-consecutive weeks at #40 on the Hot AC chart in April. They have yet to chart with a follow-up, but their album is one of this year’s best.

Stay tuned for the last five songs of the Top 100 of 2017 tomorrow…

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2017: Part Two, 60-31

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. 2017 was certainly a year of considerable change in many different industries: media, politics, etc., and that change was reflected in much of the music that was released this year. In fact, “Never Change” gives a new Irish duo, Picture This, their first song to reach my year-end survey. Luckily, “Love” was still felt throughout the year, featured in the titles of songs from Andy Grammer, John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson and more. “Money” was on the mind of Jack Antonoff from Bleachers, as well as the four guys from Foster The People. You already know that I played songs from Harry Styles and Paramore about a million “Times”, while Lorde and MUNA found “Places” to rest on the survey earlier this year, but where will they “Place” here?

Well, grab your headphones and let’s get back to the countdown. Check out the next 30 songs on my Top 100 of 2017…

The 2017 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 4, 2016 to the chart dated November 26, 2017. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks charted in the top 40 and top ten. 176 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 168 that did so in 2016.

60. LORDE, “Perfect Places”
Album: Melodrama
Label: Lava/Republic
Peak: #10

59. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “So Close”
Album: Zombies On Broadway
Label: Crush Music/Vanguard
Peak: #11

58. JAMES ARTHUR, “Say You Won’t Let Go”
Album: Back From The Edge
Label: Columbia
Peak: #10

57. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Miles”
Album: Collateral
Label: Interscope
Peak: #9

56. MAROON 5, “Cold”
Album: Red Pill Blues (Deluxe)
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #9

55. CAPTAIN CUTS featuring NATEUR, “Love Like We Used To”
Album: TBA
Label: Epic
Peak: #5

54. ED SHEERAN, “Galway Girl”
Album: Divide
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #10

53. JOHN MAYER, “Still Feel Like Your Man”
Album: The Search For Everything
Label: Columbia
Peak: #9

52. MAROON 5 featuring SZA, “What Lovers Do”
Album: Red Pill Blues
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #6

51. ED SHEERAN, “Shape Of You”
Album: Divide
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #8

50. NIALL HORAN, “This Town”
Album: Flicker
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for one week

49. LIGHTS, “Giants”
Album: Skin & Earth
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #10

48. JULIA MICHAELS, “Uh Huh”
Album: Nervous System (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #4

47. TRAIN, “Drink Up”
Album: a girl a bottle a boat
Label: Columbia
Peak: #9

46. KELLY CLARKSON, “Love So Soft”
Album: Meaning Of Life
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2

45. KELLY CLARKSON, “It’s Quiet Uptown”
Album: The Hamilton Mixtape
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

44. PASSENGER, “Anywhere”
Album: Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea
Label: Nettwerk
Peak: #9

43. ANDY GRAMMER, “Give Love”
Album: The Good Parts
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Peak: #5

42. JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone”
Album: First Impressions (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for seven weeks (2016 Chart Year)

41. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Cut To The Feeling”
Album: E•MO•TION: Side B (EP)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #8

40. DEMI LOVATO, “Sorry Not Sorry”
Album: Tell Me You Love Me
Label: Hollywood/Island/Republic
Peak: #9

39. TOM WALKER, “Just You And I”
Album: Blessings (EP)
Label: Epic
Peak: #7

38. HARRY STYLES, “Two Ghosts”
Album: Harry Styles
Label: Columbia
Peak: #6

37. ONEREPUBLIC, “Let’s Hurt Tonight”
Album: Oh My My
Label: Interscope
Peak: #8

36. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Look What You Made Me Do”
Album: reputation
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

35. DANIEL POWTER, “Delicious”
Album: TBA
Label: Unleashed!/Sony Music (SE)
Peak: #5

34. ED SHEERAN, “Perfect”
Album: Divide
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2

33. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “I Believe In You”
Album: Nobody But Me
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #5 (2016 Chart Year)

32. SCOTT HELMAN, “Kinda Complicated”
Album: Hôtel de Ville
Label: Warner Music Canada
Peak: #4

31. TRAIN, “Play That Song”
Album: a girl a bottle a boat
Label: Columbia
Peak: #2

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2017 tomorrow…

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 14, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Eminem‘s “Water” wars hydrate the panel, while Walk The Moon gets on the good “Foot” with a few dozen programmers. Don’t get mad, get adds:

“WATER” YOU WAITING FOR?: The buzz is big on the forthcoming album by Eminem, Revival, which is out on Friday. The Interscope star offers a first taste of the set with “Walk On Water”, featuring Columbia’s Beyoncé, which takes the runner-up spot on this week’s Top 40 report, added at 39 stations in its first week. Of course, this means that Selena Gomez and Marshmello‘s “Wolves” howls in the top spot for a third consecutive week, new at another 49 stations, which is quite an achievement. It is now in the top 25 at the format, and headed for much higher. (Of course, I probably said that about “Bad Liar” and “Fetish” too, and those two singles bottomed out below the top ten. Anyways, we’ll see what happens.)

Beyond those two collaborations in the top two spots, one of the other big winners on impact is “One Foot” from RCA’s Walk The Moon, which picks up 30 adds for a strong third place finish. The Ohio group’s “Shut Up And Dance” just missed the top spot two years ago, stalling at #2 for three weeks that June and July. (They’ve had two additional charting releases, though neither has gone past #45.) The band’s What If Nothing was released on Friday and will likely enter in the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart. “Foot” is currently #9 on the Alternative radio list and #44 on the Hot AC survey.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. SELENA GOMEZ x MARSHMELLO, “Wolves” (Interscope)
2. EMINEM featuring BEYONCÉ, “Walk On Water” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
3. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot” (RCA)
4. DEMI LOVATO, “Tell Me You Love Me” (Island/Republic)
5. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN & FUTURE, “End Game” (Big Machine/Republic)
6. HARRY STYLES, “Kiwi” (Columbia)
7. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
8. CALVIN HARRIS featuring KEHLANI & LIL YACHTY, “Faking It” (Columbia)
9. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
10-T. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
10-T. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
10-T. SOFI TUKKER, “Best Friend” (Ultra/in2une)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 12, 2017

What’s “New”, Dua?

DEBUTS
39. Bastille – World Gone Mad
38. Sheppard – Coming Home
37. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears
36. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Bishop Briggs – Dream (36)
27. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (32)
22. The Script – Arms Open (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
15. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Phillip Phillips – Miles (09) | PEAK: #09
09. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (11) | PEAK: #09
08. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Walk The Moon – One Foot (05) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – New Rules (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (2)
3. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (9)
4. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (8)
5. Loote – Out Of My Head (5)
6. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (6)
7. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (4)
8. Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (-)
9. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (-)
10. Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds (-)

In The Mix:
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Fastball – Best Friend
Flagship – Midnight (new)
Mainland – I Found God
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (new)
Serena Ryder – Ice Age (new)
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous
Why Don’t We – These Girls (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It was a quiet week for new entries last time around, but this week, the action is back with four new singles in the mix. With the week’s highest debut at #36, Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels collaborate on “I Miss You”. It’s the third top 40 song for the trio, and the fourth for Michaels. The track is climbing at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio, having impacted at the pop format last Tuesday, and it should be appearing in our Radio Active column by the end of the month. “Smoke Clears” is just behind “Miss”, entering at #37 for Andy Grammer. His forthcoming album, titled The Good Parts, is out December 1. It’s his ninth hit on my chart since 2010.
  • The other two debuts this week are from foreign bands from have previously hit #1 on my chart. Rolling in at #38, Coming Home” marks the seventh top 40 entry on my chart for Sheppard, who reached the top in 2013 with “Hold My Tongue”. It currently sits just below the top ten on Australia’s iTunes chart. A notch below them, at #39, is the seventh top 40 single for Bastille, “World Gone Mad”, off the soundtrack to the upcoming Netflix film Bright. The quartet is looking for their fourth #1 on my chart, having previously led with “Pompeii” (2013), “Of The Night” (2014) and “Good Grief” (2016).

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 5, 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. How does the extra hour of sleep feel? Well, I sure thought it was good. However, you better not sleep on any of these songs! They’re all making moves on this week’s pop chart:

MAKING THE RIGHT CALL: After nearly stalling halfway up the Top 40 chart, then miraculously saved by a giant performance on MTV’s Video Music Awards, Logic‘s “1-800-273-8255” leaps into the top spot in its 19th week in the top 40. That powerful song, climbing 3-1, features Alessia Cara and Khalid, the former artist scoring her fourth #1 at the format, with the latter artist, as well as Logic, each scoring their first. Everybody, the third album by the main-credited performer, peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200. At this time, “1-800-273-8255” is also in the top 40 on both the AC and Hot AC charts. (It peaked at #3 on the Rhythmic radio survey.)

For more logical fun and chart runs, you can head back in the Radio & Records archives from 1979 to find that Supertramp‘s “The Logical Song” spent a week at #1 on the pop chart that June, knocking out Donna Summer‘s “Hot Stuff”. (“Logical” also ranked at #1 for a week on the Gavin Report, one week after its frame on R&R, though it missed on the other major trade charts.) It’s certainly too early to tell if “1-800-273-8255” will be able to hold for a second week at the top, with multiple hot tunes on the rise, but it could happen. Stay tuned!

GET IN, LINE: As they rise up the Country survey with “Smooth”, which isn’t a hot Santana featuring Rob Thomas remake, the duo Florida Georgia Line finds themselves with two collaborations on Top 40 radio stations. Of course, they’ve been climbing up the top 40 for a few weeks at this format on “Let Me Go” (credited to Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring the duo & watt) and on this week’s chart, they debut at #43 as the featured act on “Meant To Be” by Bebe Rexha. The singer and songwriter is still looking for her first main-credited top ten at the format, though she’s appeared in the region in a featured slot, so perhaps this new tune will finally be the one to do it.

Adding a touch of sweetness to the chart, “Kiwi” from Harry Styles debuts a few spots below “Meant”, launching at #48 this week. It’s the third radio single to be released off his self-titled #1 album from earlier this year. “Kiwi” hits the top 50 at the same time that another single called “Lemon”, performed by N.E.R.D and Rihanna, is starting up at a small group of stations on the pop panel. If any other selections from the fruit basket of bops make their way onto the format, we’ll make sure to peel, wash and add them to the tasty salad we’re making. Meanwhile, in non-food related music, the final top 50 entry on the new chart belongs to newcomers Alex Aiono and Trinidad Cardona. “Does It Feel Like Falling” falls into place at #50. Cardona also breaks the top 50 on the Rhythmic chart this Sunday with “Jennifer”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 5, 2017

“New” at the top.

DEBUTS
none

TOP GAINERS
34. The Script – Arms Open (40)
32. Andreas Moss – Stuck In My Feelings (37)
23. Pat Benatar – Dancing Through The Wreckage (28)
21. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (26)
19. Harry Styles – Kiwi (27) | BIGGEST MOVER
16. The Head And The Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Phillip Phillips – Miles (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (05) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Walk The Moon – One Foot (06) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – What About Us (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – New Rules (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (1)
2. Secondhand Serenade – Lost (2)
3. Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels – I Miss You (9)
4. P!nk featuring Eminem – Revenge (5)
5. Loote – Out Of My Head (4)
6. Goo Goo Dolls – Boxes (3)
7. Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (7)
8. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (10)
9. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (-)
10. Andy Grammer – Smoke Clears (-)

In The Mix:
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Fastball – Best Friend
Gavin James – Hearts On Fire (new)
Mainland – I Found God
Malia – Champagne Clouds
MIKA – It’s My House
Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous

Chart Notes:

  • For the past ten weeks, three #1 songs by solo women have dominated the top spot. Now, a fourth song extends that total to 11. Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” rules over my chart this week, up 3-1 in its 14th week in the top 40. The international hit is just below the top 15 on Top 40 radio, and is also posting nice gains at the Hot AC and Rhythmic formats. Last week’s #1, “What About Us” by P!nk, tumbles to #4 after three weeks at the summit.
  • No debuts are on my chart this week, but there are plenty of notable movers in the top 40, including Harry Styles‘s “Kiwi” (27-19) and The Head And The Heart‘s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (23-16). Styles is looking for his third solo top ten single in a row, while the Seattle band is going for their first trip into the region. Stay tuned to see how they do!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 31, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: do “Wolves” eat “Kiwi” on Halloween? Probably not. However, the panel’s eating up hot singles from Selena Gomez and Harry Styles. Get spooky, kids:

HOWLIN’ FOR A HIT: “Wolves” is hungry for adds this week, even though it’s not impacting until next Tuesday. Of course, that title belongs to Interscope’s Selena Gomez and RCA’s Marshmello, who scare up 36 early commitments from the panel. With a Most Added single and plenty of more stations due to come in next week, expect this collaboration to stick around for a while. This may or may not be a single from Gomez’s forthcoming album, primarily due to the fact that we don’t know much about the set or if Gomez’s three chart songs from earlier this year will be a part of the tracklisting. Stay tuned for more details.

Finishing in second place for the week, with 29 new stations on impact, is “Kiwi” from Columbia’s Harry Styles. The tasty treat is the third radio single from his self-titled album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year. Styles is likely due for a nomination or two (or more) at the upcoming Grammy Awards, the ceremony occurring on January 28, so it’s a smart idea to have a new single on the radio during the nomination process. Good luck Harry!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SELENA GOMEZ x MARSHMELLO, “Wolves” (Interscope)
2. HARRY STYLES, “Kiwi” (Columbia)
3. MACKLEMORE featuring KESHA, “Good Old Days” (Warner Bros.)
4-T. AVICII featuring RITA ORA, “Lonely Together” (Geffen/Interscope)
4-T. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
6-T. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
6-T. LIAM PAYNE, “Bedroom Floor” (Republic)
8-T. CHEAT CODES featuring FETTY WAP, “Feels Great” (300 Entertainment/in2une)
8-T. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask” (Capitol)
10. CHARLIE PUTH, “How Long” (Atlantic)

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