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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 13, 2014

Golden tunes from 2014.

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 13, 2014…

Debuts:
40. FERRECK DAWN & REDONDO, “Love Too Deep”
39. JASON MRAZ, “Love Someone”

Biggest Mover:
THE MADDEN BROTHERS, “We Are Done” (29-21, eight spots)

10. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Believer” (up 4)
Album: Oh, What A Life (2014, Mercury Records/Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. PASSENGER, “Heart’s On Fire” (up 2)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #9

08. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (steady, third week)
Album: I Wanna Feel (single) (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (down 2)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

06. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (down 3)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (down 3)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

04. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Burning Gold” (up 2)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (up 4)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (up 2)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (steady, second week)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic 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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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Six

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
PHANGS – “When I’m All Alone” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Tenth appearance

Nashville’s Jake Germany is ready to slay the world with his album Who’s Gonna Break Your Heart Tonight? later this summer, as we get a nice slice of perfect pop for an appetizer. Co-written by songwriting wizard Bonnie McKee, it’s a tasty and tantalizing tune!

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
WOLF – “Play Dead” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

New York singer/songwriter Julia Wolf has been putting out some really great music so far this year, including her last two releases “Ghost” and “Pillow”, which both were included in the Rewind. The mellow sound of this song is fresh yet familiar and quality stuff.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BLAKE ROSE – “Ordinary People”
CARO – “Part Of Me”
CONOR MAYNARD – “Nothing But You”
DIXIE D’AMELIO – “Be Happy”
JAMIE SCOTT – “Third Time Lucky”
MARC SCIBILIA – “Wild World”
MOLLY MOORE & MATY NOYES – “Handsomer”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 10, 2020

Let’s Dua ‘nother week at #1.

DEBUTS
40. Michael Franti & Spearhead – I Got You
36. Jamie Scott – Friendly Fire | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. ArtistsCAN – Lean On Me (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
16. Kelly Clarkson – I Dare You (21) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Demi Lovato – I Love Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Sam Fischer – This City (05) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
08. Tones And I – Bad Child (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Harry Styles – Falling (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Benee featuring Gus Dapperton – Supalonely (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – Physical (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Ashe – Moral Of The Story (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (02) | PEAK: #02
02. The Killers – Caution (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Alec Benjamin – Oh My God (1)
2. Jason Mraz – Look For The Good (2)
3. Lukas Graham – Scars (3)
4. Natalie Taylor – Surrender (7)
5. OneRepublic – Better Days (5)
6. Avril Lavigne – We Are Warriors (10)
7. The Rolling Stones – Living In A Ghost Town (9)
8. Asher Angel – Guilty (-)
9. Goo Goo Dolls – Fearless (-)
10. Picture This – Troublemaker (-)

In The Mix:
Alesso featuring Liam Payne – Midnight
Ava Max – Kings & Queens
BANNERS – Always Yours
Lukas Graham – Love Songs
Maddie Medley – Coming Of Age
Madison Beer – Selfish (new)
Passenger – London In The Spring
Sheppard – Come Back
Tessa Violet – Bored (new)

Chart Notes:

  • On this Mother’s Day weekend, Dua Lipa‘s “Break My Heart” scores a third week at #1 on my personal chart. This week’s top 40 debuts come in at #36 and #40 for Jamie Scott and Michael Franti & Spearhead, respectively. “Friendly Fire” marks Scott’s third solo tune outside of the duo Graffiti6 to make my chart. With four #1 singles to date here, split evenly between the duo and his solo career, we’ll see if this release can add to his total. “I Got You” is the first song to make my personal chart for Franti and his band since 2013’s “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)”, which got to #28. Their biggest single to date, 2009’s “Say Hey (I Love You)”, went as high as #12 for two weeks.

    (See my full chart on Crownnote)

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Eighteen

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
BRUCE WEIGNER – “Say To You” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

This Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter has been fairly busy in the past year or so, creating songs for both himself and artists like musician and digital creator Scotty Sire and recent Songland contestant and songwriter CORii. “Say” is another quality release.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
DYLAN – “Good Enough” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

It was good enough for some Spotify editorial love and it’s also good enough for the weekly Rewind report: 20-year-old Dylan has a winner with the newest cut from her forthcoming EP titled Red, out May 29. I look forward to hearing the last two songs on the set.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
JAMIE SCOTT – “Friendly Fire” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Scott’s awesome music and fantastic songwriting have been a part of my life since 2011, especially the singles off Grafitti6’s Colours album and his 2014 solo outing My Hurricane, along with his various co-writes for other artists. This track is a very pleasant listen.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ANSON SEABRA – “Hindenburg Lover”
BEN KESSLER – “Just Wanna Be Your Friend”
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “LA Lonely”
KEVIN GARRETT – “It’s Gonna Be Me”
KODALINE – “Saving Grace”
WRABEL – “Somebody New”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 7, 2014

The chart hits go Boom!

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 September 7, 2014…

Debuts:
40. COBRA STARSHIP featuring ICONA POP, “Never Been In Love”
39. JESSIE WARE, “Say You Love Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Are You What You Want To Be?” (39-30, nine spots)

10. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Burning Gold” (down 4)
Album: Head Or Heart (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. THE GRISWOLDS, “Beware The Dog” (steady, second week)
Album: Be Impressive (2014, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #9 for four weeks

08. RIXTON, “Wait On Me” (up 2)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for five weeks

07. CHARLI XCX, “Boom Clap” (down 3)
Album: The Fault In Our Stars (Soundtrack) and Sucker (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

06. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Shake It Off” (up 5)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. TRAIN, “Angel In Blue Jeans” (steady, second week)
Album: Bulletproof Picasso (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (down 1)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Don’t” (up 4)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2

02. MAROON 5, “Maps” (steady, second week)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes” (steady, second week)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five 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: October 5, 2014

Music that’s worth the “Wait”.

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 October 5, 2014…

Debuts:
40. EDEN XO, “Too Cool To Dance”
39. CHARLI XCX, “Break The Rules”
38. JAMES BLUNT, “When I Find Love Again”
34. LILLY WOOD & THE PRICK and ROBIN SCHULZ, “Prayer In C”
30. ONE DIRECTION, “Steal My Girl”

Biggest Mover(s):
WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (20-13, seven spots)

10. MAROON 5, “Maps” (down 3)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. MARY LAMBERT, “Secrets” (steady, second week)
Album: Heart On My Sleeve (2014, Capitol Records)
Peak: #8

08. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (steady, second week)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Cecilia And The Satellite” (up 3)
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (2014, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

06. RIXTON, “Wait On Me” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for five weeks

05. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Unpack Your Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Behind The Light (2014, 19/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

04. ED SHEERAN, “Don’t” (down 1)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2

03. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes” (down 2)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. JAMIE SCOTT, “Unbreakable” (up 2)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Shake It Off” (up 1)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for two 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: November 16, 2014

Dancin’ through a chart 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 November 16, 2014…

Debuts:
39. MAT KEARNEY, “Heartbeat”
38. ONE DIRECTION, “Night Changes”
32. MARK RONSON featuring BRUNO MARS, “Uptown Funk”

Biggest Mover(s):
THE SCRIPT, “No Good In Goodbye” (31-22, nine spots)

10. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes” (down 2)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

09. PHILLIP PHILLIPS, “Unpack Your Heart” (down 3)
Album: Behind The Light (2014, 19/Interscope Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

08. ONE DIRECTION, “Steal My Girl” (up 1)
Album: FOUR (2014, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

07. EDEN XO, “Too Cool To Dance” (up 3)
Album: Too Cool To Dance (single) (2014, Virgin/Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Animals” (up 1)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Shake It Off” (down 1)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. BLEACHERS, “Rollercoaster” (up 1)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “Cecilia And The Satellite” (steady, second week)
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (2014, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (steady, second week)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. JAMIE SCOTT, “Unbreakable” (steady, fifth week)
Album: My Hurricane (2015, Virgin/Capitol 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 100 OF 2015: #60-41

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

In the next 20 songs on the countdown, two singers named Jamie (neither of which Ray Parker, Jr. sang about in 1984), a quintet that’s no longer together after just one major-label single, a recent On The Verge track at CHR/Top 40 radio, a song title that is a word away from being a hot Moody Blues remake, and one of the year’s top fidelity anthems that many people deemed “good”. If you’re ready to be tempted with some tantalizing tunes, sit back and listen to the songs ranked #60 through #41:

FLETCHER
060. FLETCHER – “War Paint”
Label: Snapback Entertainment
Album: (single only)
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Jamie Lawson
059. JAMIE LAWSON – “Wasn’t Expecting That”
Label: Gingerbread Man/Elektra
Album: Jamie Lawson
Peak: #12

Mika
058. MIKA – “Talk About You”
Label: Casablanca/Republic
Album: No Place In Heaven
Peak: #11

Fancy Reagan
057. FANCY REAGAN – “Knock Me Out”
Label: Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Lions Head
056. LIONS HEAD – “Begging”
Label: Tanz Dich Glücklich/Columbia
Album: (single only)
Peak: #10

Jamie Scott
055. JAMIE SCOTT – “Unbreakable”
Label: Capitol
Album: My Hurricane
Peak: #1 for six weeks [2014 CY]

Mat Kearney
054. MAT KEARNEY – “Billion”
Label: Republic
Album: Just Kids
Peak: #9 for two weeks

Olly Murs
053. OLLY MURS featuring TRAVIE MCCOY – “Wrapped Up”
Label: Columbia
Album: Never Been Better
Peak: #5 for two weeks

Maroon 5
052. MAROON 5 – “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”
Label: 222/Interscope
Album: V
Peak: #5

Hoodie Allen and Ed Sheeran
051. HOODIE ALLEN featuring ED SHEERAN – “All About It”
Label: Atlantic
Album: People Keep Talking
Peak: #8 for two weeks

Nate Ruess
050. NATE RUESS – “Great Big Storm”
Label: Fueled By Ramen/RRP
Album: Grand Romantic
Peak: #9 for two weeks

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
049. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS – “High Dive”
Label: Vanguard
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Kelly Clarkson
048. KELLY CLARKSON – “Heartbeat Song”
Label: RCA
Album: Piece By Piece
Peak: #9 for three weeks

Matt Woods
047. MATT WOODS – “In The Dark”
Label: Sticky Company
Album: In The Dark (EP)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

Gavin James
046. GAVIN JAMES – “Bitter Pill”
Label: Capitol
Album: (single only)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

Conrad Sewell
045. CONRAD SEWELL – “Hold Me Up”
Label: 300 Entertainment
Album: (single only)
Peak: #9

Andy Grammer
044. ANDY GRAMMER – “Honey, I’m Good”
Label: S-Curve/Hollywood
Album: Magazines Or Novels
Peak: #9 for two weeks

Matt Nathanson
043. MATT NATHANSON – “Gold In The Summertime”
Label: Vanguard
Album: Show Me Your Fangs
Peak: #9 for three weeks

Taylor Swift
042. TAYLOR SWIFT – “Wildest Dreams”
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #2

Take That
041. TAKE THAT – “These Days”
Label: Polydor (U.K.)
Album: III
Peak: #1 for one week

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 40 through 31, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (January 20)

A Beauty of an opening week.

A Beauty of an opening week.

This ain’t a scene, but it is a race to get to the top of the Billboard 200, as a male group goes up against two fierce females in a January sales battle. Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of January 20:

  • It won’t be #1 for “Centuries”, but hey, a week will do just as well. Rockers Fall Out Boy start the year out on a good note with American Beauty/American Psycho, expected to be next week’s top seller after strong pre-order data. The album would be the band’s third studio album to reach #1 and their first since 2013’s Save Rock And Roll. We will see if it opens any stronger than that last effort. (iTunes)
  • The latest from The Decemberists makes its debut on shelves and may just have the best title of the week: What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. It features the single “Make You Better”, which stays put in the #3 position at AAA radio. Four years ago, the January release of The King Is Dead gave them a #1 debut, but they’ll have to settle for the top five this time. (iTunes)
  • As always during this time of year, a compilation of some of the 2015 GRAMMY Nominees is out today as the big day approaches on February 8. Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus and Sia are among the set’s choices from the Big Four and Pop categories. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Belle And Sebastian‘s Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance (iTunes), Enter Shikari‘s The Mindsweep (iTunes), Jamie Scott‘s My Hurricane (iTunes), Joey Bada$$‘s B4.DA.$$ (iTunes), Lupe Fiasco‘s Tetsuo & Youth (iTunes), Marilyn Manson‘s The Pale Emperor (iTunes), Mikky Ekko‘s Time (iTunes), Ryan Bingham‘s Fear And Saturday Night (iTunes) and Sleater-Kinney‘s No Cities To Love (iTunes).

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

  • “Last Damn Night”, a pre-release single from Elle King. (iTunes)
  • “Los Angeles”, the latest pre-release album track from Mat Kearney. (iTunes)
  • “Number One”, new from the duo Tuxedo. (iTunes)
  • “One More”, a new track from Ne-Yo and T.I. as a featured artist. (iTunes)
  • “Stay With Me”, an album cut from Bob Dylan. (iTunes)
  • “Wait For Me”, a collaboration from Emile Haynie and Lana Del Rey. (iTunes)
  • “Worth It”, new from girl group Fifth Harmony. (iTunes)

Next week, it’ll be George Ezra‘s U.S. edition of Wanted On Voyage vs. Ne-Yo‘s Non-Fiction for the top new entry of the week. Will either one grab a seat at the summit? A full preview is coming in seven days!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: January 4, 2015

A "Space" at the top (and I'll write her name.)

A “Space” at the top (and I’ll write her name.)

DEBUTS
40. Smallpools – Karaoke
39. Maroon 5 – Sugar
36. Taylor Swift – Style | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (40)
15. Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – All About It (21) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. One Direction – Night Changes (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Jamie Scott – Unbreakable (08) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
08. Mat Kearney – Heartbeat (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Take That – These Days (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (04) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. The Script – No Good In Goodbye (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift – Blank Space (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Scott Helman – Bungalow (2)
2. The Griswolds – If You Wanna Stay (6)
3. Sheppard – Smile (3)
4. Nick Gardner – Lose You (4)
5. Take That – Get Ready For It (8)
6. Lifehouse – Flight (7)
7. Coldplay – Miracles (9)
8. Brandi Carlile – Wherever Is Your Heart (-)
9. Kim Churchill – Backwards Head (10)
10. Madonna – Living For Love (-)

In The Mix:
Mikey Wax – Only One
Train – Bulletproof Picasso
Waters – I Feel Everything (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Two songs are new to the top ten this week: singer/songwriter Mat Kearney climbs a healthy three spots from 11-8 with “Heartbeat”, the leadoff single from his new album, titled Just Kids. Kearney’s highest ranking release to date is “Nothing Left To Lose”, which spent two weeks at #2 in 2007. Taking the same jump of three positions, up from #13 to #10, is One Direction‘s “Night Changes”. It’s the second top ten hit from FOUR and follow-up to “Steal My Girl” (#7).
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third top 40 hit from Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album, “Style”, at #36. Though it hasn’t officially been announced as the set’s newest single, the song is just below the top 50 on CHR radio and its total spins are over double what they were last week. (It should chart there soon.) Meanwhile, Swift also commands the #1 spot as “Blank Space” holds there for a second week, while “Shake It Off” falls to #26.
  • Following “Maps” and “Animals”, Maroon 5 is new to the top 40 at #39 with “Sugar”, the third single to be released from V. Several sugary titles have gone to #1 on the Hot 100, including 1963’s “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs, 1969’s “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies and 1971’s “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones. Could the California sextet go all the way as well? We’ll see.
  • The week’s final entry at #40 is the second charting song for the quartet called Smallpools. “Karaoke” comes from the band’s debut album, LOVETAP!, due on February 3. The group last climbed onto the chart in late 2013 and early 2014 with “Over & Over”, which was taken from a self-titled EP. It peaked at #17 for two weeks.

(See my full chart on the M4BCC message board)

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