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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 30, 2004

“Me” and my chart in 2004.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 30, 2004…

Debuts:
39. TRAIN, “Ordinary”
38. MARIA MENA, “You’re The Only One”
34. RICHARD MARX, “When You’re Gone”
24. BLACK EYED PEAS, “Let’s Get It Started”

Biggest Mover(s):
HILARY & HAYLIE DUFF, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (28-21, seven spots)

10. MIS-TEEQ, “Scandalous” (up 2)
Album: Mis-Teeq (2004, Reprise Records)
Peak: #5

09. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (up 1)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, OR/Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

08. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Take My Breath Away” (down 2)
Album: In This Skin: Collector’s Edition (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (up 2)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (up 1)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

05. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (down 1)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (up 1)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, E.V.L.A./Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. CHERIE, “I’m Ready” (steady, second week)
Album: Cherie (2004, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (steady, second week)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. HOOBASTANK, “The Reason” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Reason (2003, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #1 for four 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: May 9, 2004

"Me" in 2004.

“Me” in 2004.

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 twelve years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 9, 2004…

Debuts:
31. FEFE DOBSON, “Don’t Go (Girls & Boys)”
29. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (32-12, twenty spots)

10. MAROON 5, “This Love” (down 3)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, J/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

09. YELLOWCARD, “Ocean Avenue” (steady, third week)
Album: Ocean Avenue (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

08. CHERIE, “I’m Ready” (up 3)
Album: Cherie (2004, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Take My Breath Away” (up 3)
Album: In This Skin: Collector’s Edition (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. BLINK-182, “I Miss You” (down 1)
Album: Blink-182 (2003, Geffen Records)
Peak: #5

05. HANSON, “Penny & Me” (up 1)
Album: Underneath (2004, 3CG Records)
Peak: #2

04. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (steady, second week)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

03. KYLIE MINOGUE, “Red Blooded Woman” (down 2)
Album: Body Language (2004, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. HOOBASTANK, “The Reason” (up 2)
Album: The Reason (2003, Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 23, 2004

"Ready" for another top ten countdown.

“Ready” for another top ten countdown.

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 May and the weekend before Memorial Day for my favorite songs from this week in 2004…

Debuts:
39. KEVIN LYTTLE, “Turn Me On”
34. EAMON, “I Love Them…”
31. COUNTING CROWS, “Accidentally In Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRITNEY SPEARS, “Everytime” (27-20, seven spots)

10. LOS LONELY BOYS, “Heaven” (up 1)
Album: Los Lonely Boys (2004, Epic/OR Records)
Peak: #4 for five weeks

09. JOJO, “Leave (Get Out)” (up 3)
Album: JoJo (2004, BlackGround/Universal Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

08. HANSON, “Penny & Me” (down 3)
Album: Underneath (2004, 3CG Records)
Peak: #2

07. ASHLEE SIMPSON, “Pieces Of Me” (up 3)
Album: Autobiography (2004, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Take My Breath Away” (steady, second week)
Album: In This Skin: Collector’s Edition (2004, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. RYAN CABRERA, “On The Way Down” (up 3)
Album: Take It All Away (2004, E.V.L.A./Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

04. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (down 2)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. CHERIE, “I’m Ready” (up 1)
Album: Cherie (2004, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (up 1)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. HOOBASTANK, “The Reason” (steady, third week)
Album: The Reason (2003, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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REWIND: Memorial Day Goes Musical On Adam’s Top 40

If you’re a fan of my weekly top 40 chart, Adam’s Top 40, and want to push rewind for the upcoming holiday weekend, then it’s time to jump into the Way Back Machine and go full speed into the archives of my personal survey statistics before I post this weekend’s update. It’s hard to believe that I created these lists so long ago; there’s a lot of great music, some memorable hits and quite a few tracks that have been lost along the way. I’m afraid that’s how things go sometimes. These are all those Memorial Day top tens from the past ten years, covering 2004 through 2013. Enjoy!

10 years ago… May 30, 2004

Hoobastank

1. Hoobastank – “The Reason” (fourth week at #1)
2. Alanis Morissette – “Everything”
3. Cherie – “I’m Ready”
4. Ryan Cabrera – “On The Way Down”
5. Avril Lavigne – “Don’t Tell Me”
6. Ashlee Simpson – “Pieces Of Me”
7. JoJo – “Leave (Get Out)”
8. Jessica Simpson – “Take My Breath Away”
9. Los Lonely Boys – “Heaven”
10. Mis-Teeq – “Scandalous”

9 years ago… May 29, 2005

Howie Day

1. Howie Day“Collide” (first week at #1)
2. Gavin DeGraw – “Chariot”
3. Duran Duran – “What Happens Tomorrow”
4. Kelly Clarkson – “Behind These Hazel Eyes”
5. Bryan Adams – “This Side Of Paradise”
6. Low Millions – “Statue”
7. Keane – “Everybody’s Changing”
8. Michael Bublé – “Home”
9. Weezer – “Beverly Hills”
10. Jason Mraz – “Wordplay”

8 years ago… May 28, 2006

Daniel Powter

1. Daniel Powter – “Bad Day” (fourth week at #1; tenth week non-consecutive overall)
2. Daniel Powter – “Lie To Me”
3. Bo Bice –  “The Real Thing”
4. Rob Thomas – “Ever The Same”
5. Keane – “Is It Any Wonder?”
6. Rascal Flatts – “What Hurts The Most”
7. Bon Jovi featuring Jennifer Nettles – “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?”
8. James Blunt – “Wisemen”
9. Nickelback – “Savin’ Me”
10. KT Tunstall – “Suddenly I See”

7 years ago… May 28, 2007

Maroon 5

1. Maroon 5 – “Makes Me Wonder” (ninth week at #1)
2. Nickelback – “If Everyone Cared”
3. Michael Bublé – “Everything”
4. Darren Hayes – “Who Would Have Thought?”
5. Elliott Yamin – “Wait For You”
6. Kaiser Chiefs – “Ruby”
7. dbClifford – “Don’t Wanna”
8. Jon McLaughlin – “Beautiful Disaster”
9. James Morrison – “You Give Me Something”
10. Brandi Carlile – “The Story”

6 years ago… May 28, 2008

Leona Lewis

1. Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Love” (twelfth week at #1)
2. Jason Mraz – “I’m Yours”
3. Duffy – “Mercy”
4. Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake – “4 Minutes”
5. The Last Goodnight – “Stay Beautiful”
6. The Bravery – “Believe”
7. R.E.M. – “Supernatural Superserious”
8. Gavin DeGraw – “In Love With A Girl”
9. Colbie Caillat – “Realize”
10. Ferras – “Hollywood’s Not America”

5 years ago… May 24, 2009

Rob Thomas

1. Rob Thomas – “Her Diamonds” (first week at #1)
2. David Cook – “Come Back To Me”
3. Shinedown – “Second Chance”
4. The Script – “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”
5. Pink – “Please Don’t Leave Me”
6. Mat Kearney – “Closer To Love”
7. Carolina Liar – “Show Me What I’m Looking For”
8. Nickelback – “If Today Was Your Last Day”
9. The Fray – “You Found Me”
10. Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat – “Lucky”

4 years ago… May 30, 2010

V V Brown

1. V.V. Brown – “Shark In The Water” (fourth week at #1)
2. Nickelback – “This Afternoon”
3. Jack Johnson – “You And Your Heart”
4. Keane featuring K’naan – “Stop For A Minute”
5. Colbie Caillat – “I Never Told You”
6. Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
7. Tonic – “Release Me”
8. Daniel Merriweather – “Red”
9. Rob Thomas – “Mockingbird”
10. Christina Aguilera – “Not Myself Tonight”

3 years ago… May 29, 2011

Parachute

1. Parachute – “Something To Believe In (Jeremiah)” (second week at #1)
2. Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson – “Don’t You Wanna Stay”
3. Fitz & The Tantrums – “MoneyGrabber”
4. Matt Nathanson – “Faster”
5. Jessie J featuring B.o.B – “Price Tag”
6. Maroon 5 – “Never Gonna Leave This Bed”
7. OneRepublic – “Good Life”
8. The Band Perry – “If I Die Young”
9. Britney Spears – “Till The World Ends”
10. Graham Colton – “Pacific Coast Eyes”

2 years ago… May 27, 2012

Keane

1. Keane – “Silenced By The Night” (third week at #1)
2. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
3. fun. featuring Janelle Monáe – “We Are Young”
4. Daniel Powter – “Cupid”
5. Ed Sheeran – “The A Team”
6. Gotye featuring Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know”
7. Karmin – “Brokenhearted”
8. Graffiti6 – “Stare Into The Sun”
9. Maroon 5 – “Payphone”
10. Train – “Drive By”

1 year ago… May 26, 2013

Passenger

1. Passenger – “Let Her Go” (third week at #1)
2. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
3. Daniel Powter – “Crazy All My Life”
4. Florida-Georgia Line featuring Nelly – “Cruise”
5. Michael Bublé – “It’s A Beautiful Day”
6. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky”
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – “Out Of My League”
8. Kelly Clarkson – “People Like Us”
9. Matt Hires – “Restless Heart”
10. Walk Off The Earth – “Red Hands”

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Consciously Charting: A Reasonable Roundup Of Hits

Even more reasons.

Even more reasons.

As the Pink and Nate Ruess duet, “Just Give Me A Reason”, spends a third week at #1 on my chart, as well as becomes the brand new #1 song on iTunes, I figured it was a good time to dip into the archives to see where it fit among the other voices of “Reason”. It turns out that the song becomes the eleventh title in the history of the Hot 100 (1958 onward) to feature the word and make the top 40. It’s currently at #8 thanks to already strong sales and a major lift at radio. Will it eventually beat some of these reasonable releases? Let’s take a look back at what’s happened so far.

The top tens:
“THE REASON”, Hoobastank (#2, 2004)
After a few years of charting on Alternative radio and one minor crossover single (2002’s “Running Away”), this California band had a huge pop breakthrough with this ballad. It remains the band’s biggest crossover single, spending eight weeks at #1 on CHR radio. They never recovered from the success of it; their singles had lower peaks on rock radio and album sales diminished. They still remain together.

“GIVE ME ONE REASON”, Tracy Chapman (#3, 1996)
In 1988, Chapman released her debut album, a self-titled effort which hit #1 on the strength of the story song “Fast Car”, which went to #6 on the Hot 100. Fast forward to 1996 and in a surprisingly return, “Give” managed to peak even higher with this bluesy number, going so far as the #1 spot on mainstream radio. It also achieved some R&B success. Chapman’s last studio album, Our Bright Future, was released in 2008.

“YOU’RE THE REASON I’M LIVING”, Bobby Darin (#3, 1963)
In an accomplished career full of big hits like “Mack The Knife” and “Splish Splash”, “Living” was another of Darin’s ten top ten and twenty-two top 40 hits between 1958 and 1966. He last made the Hot 100 in 1973 with the #67 “Happy” and died several months later during a heart operation. He received a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

“SIXTEEN REASONS”, Connie Stevens (#3, 1960)
Best known as an actress, Stevens starred on the television show Hawaiian Eye from 1959 to 1962. She also appeared in several movies. In 1958, she recorded her first album, and launched several songs onto the Hot 100 over the next few years. This was her biggest single to make the chart. She occasionally directs now.

“LOVE ME FOR A REASON”, The Osmonds (#10, 1974)
The brothers from Utah became huge starting in 1971 with songs like “One Bad Apple” (#1) and “Yo-Yo” (#3), but as fast they took the charts by storm, they were dumped pretty quickly as well. “Love” was their last top ten hit. Brother Donny continued to hit the charts with sister Marie and also as a solo act. The other four brothers took on a Country sound and had some limited success on that survey in the 80’s.

The top forties:
“YOU’RE THE REASON”, Bobby Edwards (#11, 1961)
Edwards was born in Alabama and had a number of regional singles before scoring his biggest hit with Crest Records in 1961. It was one of two singles to make the Hot 100 for him, though “You’re” was the only one to hit the top 40. He retired from music shortly afterwards after his singles failed to chart. He’s still around, currently at the age of 87, though he hasn’t performed live in some time.

“REASON TO BELIEVE (UNPLUGGED)”, Rod Stewart (#19, 1993)
Stewart’s original version of “Believe” was released in 1971 from Every Picture Tells A Story, peaking at #62. It also became the b-side of his #1 hit “Maggie May” after the two swapped sides. However, it finally became a top-40 hit on its own in 1993 when it was released as a single from his MTV Unplugged performance. Stewart’s latest album, Time, is out May 7; believe that it’ll sell well on the album chart.

“ONE GOOD REASON”, Paul Carrack (#28, 1988)
Carrack’s voice has been behind classics for Ace (“How Long”), Mike + The Mechanics (“Silent Running” and “The Living Years”) and Squeeze (“Tempted”), but he scored the most U.S. top-40 hits as a solo act. “Good” was the title track to his third solo album and the followup to “Don’t Shed A Tear”, which went to #9 a few months earlier. Carrack still records and performs today.

“TO GIVE (THE REASON I LIVE)”, Frankie Valli (#29, 1967)
In era where both his solo records and his songs with the Four Seasons were charting concurrently, this became a minor hit for the singer. Shortly after this, he and the group would not make the to 40 again until the mid-70s, when they enjoyed several big charting singles. Valli still performs today and his songs, along with many by the Four Seasons, are featured in the musical Jersey Boys.

“I’LL THINK OF A REASON LATER”, Lee Ann Womack (#38, 1999)
Beginning in 1997, Womack had a string of singles make the top 40 on the Country chart, including this one, which became her fourth #2 on that survey. She finally hit #1 the next year with “I Hope You Dance”. Womack last released an album in 2008, Call Me Crazy, best known for the single “Last Call”. She currently has a new full-length effort in the works.

Honorable Mention: Though this came way before the Hot 100 even existed, one of the best known “Reason” titles is “(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons”, which was written back in 1945. A version by Nat King Cole went to #1 when Billboard had a Best Sellers Chart (only ten positions) in early 1947 and versions by Eddy Howard, Dinah Shore and Charlie Spivak also made the top ten.

Keep watching the charts to see how “Just Give Me A Reason” ranks among not only these titles, but the current big national hits as well. For more chart stories just like this, follow the blog using the tab below or find me on Twitter: @AdamFSoybel.

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