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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 21, 2003

That’s the Wayne of the world.

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 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 21, 2003:

Debuts:
39. SHERYL CROW, “The First Cut Is The Deepest”
37. OUTKAST, “Hey Ya!”
33. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible”
(see #10 below)

Biggest Mover(s):
JOSH KELLEY, “Amazing” (33-27)
O.A.R., “Hey Girl” (17-11, six spots)

10. PINK, “Trouble” (debut)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

09. MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (up 1)
Album: Coverage (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

08. LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (up 1)
Album: Liz Phair (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

07. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (down 3)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (up 1)
Album: My Soul (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Republic/Universal Records)
Peak: #4

04. DIDO, “White Flag” (up 1)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (down 2)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (up 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (up 1)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI 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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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 4, 2004

Cleanin’ up 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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 4, 2004…

Debuts:
38. RAVEN-SYMONE, “Superstition”
27. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Eight Easy Steps”

Biggest Mover(s):
THREE DAYS GRACE, “(I Hate) Everything About You” (29-16, thirteen spots)

10. MAROON 5, “This Love” (up 9)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, J/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

09. TRAIN, “When I Look To The Sky” (down 1)
Album: My Private Nation (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “The Trouble With Love Is” (up 3)
Album: Thankful (2003, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #4

07. ALICIA KEYS, “You Don’t Know My Name” (up 2)
Album: The Diary Of Alicia Keys (2003, J Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

06. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Hold On” (steady, second week)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. HILARY DUFF, “Come Clean” (up 2)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. PINK, “God Is A DJ” (down 1)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #3

03. LINKIN PARK, “Numb” (up 1)
Album: Meteora (2003, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. EAMON, “F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)” (steady, second week)
Album: I Don’t Want You Back (2004, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (steady, third week)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 31, 2003

“Can’t” believe it’s been 14 years!

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 fourteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 31, 2003…

Debuts:
30. UNCLE KRACKER, “Memphis Soul Song”
29. JASON MRAZ, “You And I Both”
25. O.A.R., “Hey Girl”

Biggest Mover(s):
MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (30-15, fiifteen spots)

10. DIDO, “White Flag” (up 2)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4

08. LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (up 3)
Album: Liz Phair (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

07. FEFE DOBSON, “Take Me Away” (up 1)
Album: Fefe Dobson (2003, Island Def Jam Records)
Peak: #7

06. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring LIL’ KIM, “Can’t Hold Us Down” (down 1)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. VERTICAL HORIZON, “I’m Still Here” (up 2)
Album: Go (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (steady, second week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

03. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (down 1)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (up 1)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 24, 2003

"Take" a trip back to 2003.

“Take” a trip back to 2003.

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 thirteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 24, 2003…

Debuts:
40. JEWEL, “Stand”
38. SIMPLE PLAN, “Perfect”
36. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “I’m Lovin’ It”
30. MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
GAVIN DEGRAW, “Follow Through” (36-25, eleven spots)

10. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (steady, second week)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4

09. SANTANA featuring ALEX BAND or CHAD KROEGER, “Why Don’t You & I” (down 1)
Album: Shaman (2002, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

08. FEFE DOBSON, “Take Me Away” (up 1)
Album: Fefe Dobson (2003, Island Def Jam Records)
Peak: #7

07. VERTICAL HORIZON, “I’m Still Here” (steady, second week)
Album: Go (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

06. LIVE, “Heaven” (down 3)
Album: Birds Of Pray (2003, Radioactive/Geffen Records)
Peak: #3

05. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring LIL’ KIM, “Can’t Hold Us Down” (steady, second week)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (up 2)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

03. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (up 1)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (steady, third week)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (steady, third week)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 27, 2003

So "Happy" together.

So “Happy” together.

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 July and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2003…

Debuts:
39. SEAL, “Waiting For You”

36. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom”

Biggest Mover:
MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (27-17) (ten spots)

10. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Where Is The Love?” (down 3)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M Records)
Peak: #4

09. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (up 5)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

08. SUGAR RAY, “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” (down 2)
Album: In The Pursuit Of Leisure (2003, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6

07. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Are You Happy Now?” (up 4)
Album: Hotel Paper (2003, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #5

06. BEYONCÉ featuring JAY-Z, “Crazy In Love” (up 2)
Album: Dangerously In Love (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Girls And Boys” (down 1)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Daylight/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Swing, Swing” (down 1)
Album: The All-American Rejects (2002, Doghouse/DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring LIL KIM, “Can’t Hold Us Down” (up 2)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. SANTANA featuring ALEX BAND or CHAD KROEGER, “Why Don’t You & I” (steady, third week)
Album: Shaman (2002, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. BOOMKAT, “What U Do 2 Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Boomkatalog.One (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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POP! Goes The Discovery: A First Spin Of Spotify’s Discover Weekly

Wide awake and streaming.

Wide awake and streaming.

Discovery Weekly premiered on Spotify feeds everywhere on Monday, a “weekly mixtape” (as determined by the service) that is specially focused on exposing listeners to newer acts and album tracks/one-off releases that are customized to their tastes. With many streaming choices for consumers at the moment, including a huge competitor in the recently launched Apple Music, I have decided to stay with Spotify and keep my usual lists updated on there. (Of course, I’ll take up as many free trials as I can.) So, off I went into the unknown to check out what I could discover…

Due to most of my streaming activity coming from current-based lists, it’s no surprise that this affected my Discovery picks; they managed to assemble a collection of songs that were all released either this and last year. I’m sure this will change as my streams vary in the future. For now, the series of 28 (now 29, see below) songs chosen for me this week looks like this:

SAM DEW – “Air” (RCA)
ZAK WATERS – “Pony”
(Faux)
YOUNG RISING SONS – “F**ked Up”
(Interscope)
IMAGINARY FUTURE featuring KINA GRANNIS – “Forever On Your Side”
(self-released)
KOPECKY – “Talk To Me”
(ATO)
THE MOWGLI’S – “Whatever Forever”
(Photo Finish/Republic)
GIN WIGMORE – “New Rush”
(Island/Republic)
SACHAL – “Cover The Water” 
(OKeh/Sony Music)
ELLE KING – “America’s Sweetheart”
 (RCA)
ZAC BROWN BAND – “Beautiful Drug”
(Southern Ground/Big Machine/Republic/John Varvatos)
HILARY DUFF – “My Kind”
(RCA)
LORD HURON – “Louisa”
(IAMSOUND)
JON BELLION – “All Time Low” 
(Capitol)
SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS – “Sugar”
(Party Fowl)
ALESSO featuring RYAN TEDDER – “Scars”
(Def Jam)
SHEPPARD – “Find Someone”
(Republic)
ELLIPHANT – “Never Been In Love (RAC Remix)”
(Kemosabe/TEN Music)
KID ASTRAY – “It’s Alright”
(Cosmos)
ANGEL SNOW – “Secret”
(self-released)
RYAN CABRERA – “House On Fire”
(Dynamite Music)
ZERBIN – “Worlds On Fire”
(self-released)
JORDAN BRATTON – “Victoria”
(RCA)
COLEMAN HELL – “Take Me Up” 
(Columbia) **
MISS E – “Hummingbird”
(Tilted Prod.)
CRUISR – “Go For It”
(Vagrant)
BEN SCHULLER – “Breaking Out”
(self-released)
OH HONEY – “Sugar, You”
(Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic)
RACHEL PLATTEN – “Lone Ranger”
(Columbia)
KIESZA – “Stronger”
(Island/Republic)

** This song was added on Tuesday after the initial batch of songs appeared, with no reason given.

Label Breakdown
Independent: 12
Sony Music: 7 (8 counting “Take”)
Universal Music: 8
Warner Music: 1

Top 5 Picks
1. Elle King: as “Ex’s And Oh’s” goes to CHR radio, “America’s Sweetheart” could be the followup to maintain her momentum.
2. Zac Brown Band: “Beautiful Drug” is an obvious crossover single that should work well for the upcoming autumn months.
3. Young Rising Sons: I’ve been a fan of this New Jersey act since last year, and “F**ked Up” is a highlight of their live shows.
4. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds: This buzzy band based in the Big Apple hits a sweet spot with “Sugar”, a tasty tune.
5. Miss E: A sync for “Hummingbird” on the series Orange Is The New Black put this music into motion, and it is a solid single.

Though only a handful of the acts were new to me, mostly independent ones at that, I wasn’t familiar with fifteen of the songs on the playlist, which definitely showcases the strength of selection in terms of deeper cuts and/or under-appreciated album cuts. I thought that it was particularly interesting that one of the major labels, Warner Music, was only allotted one slot in the over two dozen songs. I’m not sure that the snub was intentional, but a better distribution of bigger and smaller labels is something that a next update could improve upon. I also think the length of the playlist should be slightly longer, but that’s coming from a person who builds much longer playlists and listens to them for hours at a time. That being said, somewhere between 32-38 songs (let’s call it between 2 hours and 2 hours, 20 minutes) would be a little more ideal for me, especially given the familiarity of the acts in round one of this experiment.

Given the results so far, I would certainly use the playlist again, though probably more for finding or rediscovering songs from a band or singer I’m already familiar with rather than a totally new act. As a listener who views the radio, sales and streaming lists, reactions in the statistics from these mixtape additions could help to identify tracks that could work at the many formats or sync in advertising, both of which could lead to other opportunities and bumps in numbers, whether it be in social media, spins, etc. I shall be keeping a list handy; you never know when something might come back up on a blog post here!

Until then, let me know what you think of this new feature on Spotify. Click on the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page to find PGTC on Facebook and Twitter and follow the blog by using the tab below.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (June 16)

The original Taylor.

One of this week’s swift sellers.

The boys of summer are out to shine on this week with three male soloists all looking at notable debuts on the horizon. Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of June 16:

  • “Today Today Today” is the day that the legendary James Taylor‘s latest album, Before This World, is out to the world. It’s his first set of original material since 2002’s October Road, though he’s released some covers and live albums since it. With Father’s Day fast approaching on Sunday, the older demo may drive his latest set to the top of the charts. (iTunes)
  • Former American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert returns with his third studio album, The Original High, his first to be released with Warner Bros. Records. First single “Ghost Town” is currently haunting the homes of multiple formats. Will the set become his third top five album on the Billboard 200? It definitely has a shot. (iTunes)
  • From fun., singer Nate Ruess is out with his solo debut, Grand Romantic. It features “Nothing Without Love”, recently a minor hit on the CHR and Hot AC radio charts, and a collaboration with Beck. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Amos Lee and the Colorado Symphony‘s Live At Red Rocks (iTunes), Big Smo‘s Bringin’ It Home (EP) (iTunes), Giorgio Moroder‘s Déjà Vu (iTunes), Hilary Duff‘s Breathe In. Breathe Out. (iTunes), Hudson Mohawke‘s Lantern (iTunes), Jill Scott‘s Golden Moments (iTunes), Mika‘s No Place In Heaven (iTunes), Robert Glasper‘s Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studios) (iTunes), Ryn Weaver‘s The Fool (iTunes), Smashing Satellites‘s SonicAluzion (iTunes), The SteelDrivers‘s The Muscle Shoals Recordings (iTunes), Third Eye Blind‘s Dopamine (iTunes), Walk Off The Earth‘s Sing It All Away (iTunes) and the compilation Dylan, Cash, and The Nashville Cats: A New Music City (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Dime Store Cowgirl”, an instant grat song from Kacey Musgraves. (iTunes)
  • “Dreams”, the new single from Beck. (iTunes)
  • “Get Better”, an instant grat track from Frank Turner. (iTunes)
  • “Golden”, a single from Travie McCoy and Sia. (iTunes)
  • “Look What We’ve Become”, new from Grace Potter. (iTunes)
  • “Pressure Off”, the new single from Duran Duran and Janelle Monáe. (iTunes)

Country singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves is likely to score next week’s top new entry with Pageant Material, but how will other new albums from Tori Kelly and X Ambassadors chart? A full preview is coming in seven.

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