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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 20, 2018

“Blood” rushes to #1.

DEBUTS
40. Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato – Fall In Line
36. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. John Mayer – New Light (38)
31. P!nk – Whatever You Want (36)
28. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (35)
24. A Great Big World – Younger (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (06) | PEAK: #06
09. Taylor Swift – Delicate (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (13) | PEAK: #08
07. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (04) | PEAK: #02
06. James TW – Say Love (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Niall Horan – On The Loose (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
04. Echosmith – Over My Head (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (07) | PEAK: #03
02. George Ezra – Paradise (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (1)
2. Celine Dion – Ashes (4)
3. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (-)
4. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (3)
5. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (2)
6. Julia Michaels – Jump (5)
7. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (-)
8. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me (-)
9. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (7)
10. Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (-)

In The Mix:
Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (new)
Ed Sheeran – Happier
Family Of The Year – Hold Me Down
Florence + The Machine – Hunger
King Princess – 1950
Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
The Night Game – The Outfield
Troye Sivan – Bloom
U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

Chart Notes:

  • Is it 1999 or 2018? That is the question. This week’s two splashy debuts come from none other than the Backstreet Boys and Christina Aguilera, who haven’t appeared on my survey together since the summer of 2001. Just under 17 years ago, in July of that year, “More Than That” from the Boys and “Lady Marmalade” from Aguilera and her Moulin Rouge pals, both #1 songs on my chart, last ranked in the top 40 simultaneously. (Though that was the last time the two acts appeared on my survey with individual titles, both sang on the 2001 charity track “What’s Going On?”, credited to the All-Star Tribute, while Carter from the Backstreet Boys and Aguilera were in the top 40 during the fall of 2002 with “Help Me” and “Dirrty”, respectively. Leaping ahead to the latest chart, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (#36) from the five-man group and “Fall In Line” (#40) from Aguilera and duet partner Demi Lovato will be going strong on my chart for some time. Paging *NSYNC and Britney Spears, come back to the pop world…

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 13, 2018

A bloody good #1.

DEBUTS
40. Dave Matthews Band – Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)
38. John Mayer – New Light
35. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight
32. A Great Big World – Younger | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Leon Bridges – Beyond (38)
29. Ocean Park Standoff – If You Were Mine (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. Jason Mraz – Have It All (27)
13. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (19) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. James TW – Say Love (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – Delicate (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Lissie – Best Days (05) | PEAK: #04
07. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Echosmith – Over My Head (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (04) | PEAK: #02
03. Niall Horan – On The Loose (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. George Ezra – Paradise (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (1)
2. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (4)
3. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (5)
4. Celine Dion – Ashes (8)
5. Julia Michaels – Jump (10)
6. King Princess – 1950 (6)
7. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (9)
8. Family Of The Year – Hold Me Down (-)
9. U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (-)
10. Ed Sheeran – Happier (-)

In The Mix:
Florence + The Machine – Hunger
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Genius
Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (new)
Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team (new)
Rex Orange County featuring Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
The Night Game – The Outfield
Troye Sivan – Bloom

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes, who scores his second #1 on my chart with “In My Blood”. The hit, up 2-1 this week, leads Mendes’s forthcoming self-titled album, due May 25. He previously led my chart for three weeks in June and July of last year with “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. The debut action is also hot this week, with four entries on the countdown, led by A Great Big World‘s “Younger” at #32. The duo has two #1 songs to date, and “Younger” is now their seventh top 40 hit since 2013. Following that, Bastille‘s “Quarter Past Midnight” jumps in at #35, their eighth top 40 entry to date. In January, the group reached #8 with “World Gone Mad”, which was featured on the soundtrack to Netflix’s Bright. For singer and songwriter John Mayer, it’s a new entry for #38 with “New Light”. The single marks Mayer’s first new material to not be released by longtime label home Columbia since 2001, though it is distributed by Sony’s independent arm The Orchard (via label Snack Money.) Lastly, at #40, is the Dave Matthews Band with “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)”, the first single off their upcoming album Come Tomorrow. It’s their first studio set in nearly six years, which launched the singles “Mercy” (#19) and “If Only” (#30) into the top 40 in 2012.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 6, 2018

Three trips to “Paradise”.

DEBUTS
40. P!nk – Whatever You Want
39. Forest Blakk – Love Me
38. Leon Bridges – Beyond | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Jason Mraz – Have It All (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (25)
(see #10)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (17) | PEAK: #10
09. Taylor Swift – Delicate (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (07) | PEAK: #05
07. Echosmith – Over My Head (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Lissie – Best Days (05) | PEAK: #04
04. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Niall Horan – On The Loose (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (04) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Paradise (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (5)
2. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (1)
3. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (2)
4. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (8)
5. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (3)
6. King Princess – 1950 (7)
7. Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special (4)
8. Celine Dion – Ashes (-)
9. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (9)
10. Julia Michaels – Jump (-)

In The Mix:
Ed Sheeran – Happier
Family Of The Year – Hold Me Down
Florence + The Machine – Hunger (new)
LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Genius (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
The Night Game – The Outfield
Troye Sivan – Bloom (new)
U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

Chart Notes:

  • New songs from Forest BlakkLeon Bridges and P!nk break into the top 40 this week – “Beyond” from Bridges leads with a debut at #38. It’s the first Hot AC single off his latest release Good Thing, though “Bad Bad News”, which was released a few weeks before “Beyond”, is now in the top five on the Triple A chart. (Look for “Beyond” to enter the lower rungs of the Hot AC chart tomorrow.) One spot lower is future CanCon smash “Love Me” by Blakk, which is already earning moderate airplay on a handful of stations on the Hot AC panel up north. The singer and songwriter was born in Canada, but currently calls Germany home. Lastly, at #40, is another chart song from that colorful hitmaker herself, the third off her Beautiful Trauma album. It’s the follow-up to the title cut, a recent #2 single on my list, which is now at #37 in its 24th week in the countdown.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 29, 2018

Ezra goes for extra.

DEBUTS
39. Ocean Park Standoff – If You Were Mine
37. Jason Mraz – Have It All | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Liam Payne & J Balvin – Familiar (39)
25. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. Jesse McCartney – Better With You (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Troye Sivan – My My My! (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
08. Echosmith – Over My Head (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Lissie – Best Days (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan – On The Loose (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (03) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Paradise (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (2)
2. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (1)
3. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (5)
4. Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special (3)
5. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (10)
6. Donovan Woods – Burn That Bridge (4)
7. King Princess – 1950 (9)
8. NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (-)
9. Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (-)
10. Leon Bridges – Beyond (-)

In The Mix:
AURORA – Queendom
Ed Sheeran – Happier
Family Of The Year – Hold Me Down
Forest Blakk – Love Me (new)
P!nk – Whatever You Want
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Sheppard – Riding The Wave
The Aces – Volcanic Love
The Night Game – The Outfield
U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

Chart Notes:

  • Singer and songwriter (and recent Broadway performer) Jason Mraz scores his twelfth top 40 hit on my personal chart with “Have It All”, entering at #37. It’s the first single from his forthcoming album, due later this year. Of those dozen appearances since 2003, a pair of singles have reached the top: 2003’s “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)”, which spent seven weeks there, and 2008’s “I’m Yours”, which held for a week. “Have” is Mraz’s first track to make my chart in nearly four years: “Love Someone” peaked at #32 in August of 2014. The only other debut this week, breaking in at #39, comes from California trio Ocean Park Standoff with “If You Were Mine”, their second top 40 song. Two versions of the track have been serviced to stations: one by the band itself and another featuring rapper Lil Yachty. Watch out for it at the Hot AC format in two weeks.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 29, 2012

“Back” to 2012.

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 April 29, 2012…

Debuts:
40. ADAM LAMBERT, “Never Close Our Eyes”
39. ALEX CLARE, “Too Close”

Biggest Mover(s):
MAROON 5, “Payphone” (28-18, ten spots)

10. KARMIN, “Brokenhearted” (up 2)
Album: Hello (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for three weeks

09. DANIEL POWTER, “Cupid” (up 5)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, International Solutions/Avex/Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

08. OLLY MURS, “Oh My Goodness” (down 1)
Album: Right Place Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

07. KEANE, “Silenced By The Night” (up 1)
Album: Strangeland (2012, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. KATY PERRY, “Part Of Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE SCRIPT, “If You Ever Come Back” (steady, third week)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. TRAIN, “Drive By” (down 1)
Album: California 37 (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. GOTYE featuring KIMBRA, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (up 1)
Album: Making Mirrors (2012, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

02. ED SHEERAN, “The A Team” (down 1)
Album: + (2012, Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. FUN. featuring JANELLE MONÁE, “We Are Young” (up 1)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback 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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 27, 2018

Malone again (naturally).

New post, new Post! Perhaps it’s a little oversimplified, but it is true. Send your driver for your bentley, or at least your computer or mobile device, because here are the albums and singles you need to check out on digital services and in stores this Friday:

POST MALONE – Beerbongs & Bentleys (iTunes)
In the current era of giant streaming debuts, this highly-anticipated release will likely be the latest to score hundreds of millions of streams during its first week in the market (and, ultimately, much further than that.) At 18 tracks in length, including the songs “Psycho” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign) and “Rockstar” (featuring 21 Savage), it will open at #1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Does this debut affect the artist’s previous set, 2016’s Stoney, in a positive way? How many new songs from Beerbongs will enter the equivalent Hot 100? Stay tuned.

KEITH URBAN – Graffiti U (iTunes)
If Malone isn’t your thing, then country and pop fans should welcome the latest album from Urban, which features the songs “Female” and his current hit with Julia Michaels, “Coming Home”. It should oust Jason Aldean‘s current release to become the top country album in the land next week.

Notable albums out this week: Anne-Marie‘s Speak Your Mind (iTunes), Blossoms‘s Cool Like You (iTunes), Elohim‘s Elohim (iTunes), Godsmack‘s When Legends Rise (iTunes), Janelle Monáe‘s Dirty Computer (iTunes), Poo Bear‘s Presents: Bearthday Music (iTunes), Twin Shadow‘s Caer (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s Last Man Standing (iTunes), YoungBoy Never Broke Again‘s Until Death Call My Name (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Matt Maeson‘s The Hearse (iTunes), Steve Aoki‘s 5Oki (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1Night”, Stargate featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR, 21 Savage & Murda Beatz (iTunes)
“About You”, Mike Shinoda featuring blackbear (iTunes)
“Almost Back”, Kaskade, Phoebe Ryan & LöKii (iTunes)
“Believer”, Cyn (iTunes)
“Brooklyn In The Summer”, Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Collide”, GIVERS (iTunes)
“Come Home Soon”, Brent Cobb (iTunes)
“Company”, Remy Ma featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Darling”, needtobreathe (iTunes)
“Dazed & Confused”, Ruel (iTunes)
“El Anillo”, Jennifer Lopez (iTunes)
“Faded Away”, Sweater Beats featuring Icona Pop (iTunes)
“Fallin”, Liza Owen (iTunes)
“Famous”, Mason Ramsey (iTunes)
“Figure It Out”, Top Bunk (iTunes)
“F**k U”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Ghost”, Kulick (iTunes)
“Got You”, Michael Calfan (iTunes)
“Hasta Luego”, HRVY & Malu Trevejo (iTunes)
“Have It All”, Jason Mraz (iTunes)
“I Am Free”, Cosmos & Creature (iTunes)
“I Need Your Love”, Albin Lee Meldau (iTunes)
“I Will”, Alex Adair featuring Eves Karydas (iTunes)
“If You Were Mine”, Ocean Park Standoff featuring Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Mattress (High As A Kite)”, Leland (iTunes)
“Melody”, Lost Frequencies featuring James Blunt (iTunes)
“Mi Amore”, FRENSHIP (iTunes)
“Money”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Needles”, BAD WITH PHONES (iTunes)
“Numb”, Meg Myers (iTunes)
“One Percent”, Taylor Girlz featuring Kap G (iTunes)
“Open Arms”, John Ondrasik/Five For Fighting (iTunes)
“Quiz”, cupcakKe (iTunes)
“Rich”, Gladius James featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Right Moves”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Roll (Burbank Funk)”, The Internet (iTunes)
“Thank You”, BROADHURST (iTunes)
“Troublemaker”, Devon Gilfillian (iTunes)
“Void”, Sj & Zookëper featuring Emmalyn (iTunes)
“Wasted Time”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Weekend Luv”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“William”, Moontower (iTunes)
“With a Little Help From My Friends”, The Spencer Lee Band (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Leon Bridges, Mat Kearney, Shinedown and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 22, 2018

The top of pop’s paradise.

DEBUTS
39. Liam Payne & J Balvin – Familiar
34. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. ZAYN – Let Me (38)
28. Jesse McCartney – Better With You (34)
21. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (28) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
20. Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In (25)
17. James TW – Say Love (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Echosmith – Over My Head (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Troye Sivan – My My My! (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Kelly Clarkson – I Don’t Think About You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Lissie – Best Days (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Jukebox The Ghost – Everybody’s Lonely (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Niall Horan – On The Loose (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. George Ezra – Paradise (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kim Petras – Heart To Break (1)
2. Loote – Your Side Of The Bed (2)
3. Nina Nesbitt – Somebody Special (3)
4. Donovan Woods – Burn That Bridge (5)
5. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (8)
6. Sheppard – Riding The Wave (6)
7. P!nk – Whatever You Want (7)
8. Sigrid – Strangers (4)
9. King Princess – 1950 (-)
10. The Knocks featuring Foster The People – Ride Or Die (-)

In The Mix:
AURORA – Queendom (new)
Family Of The Year – Hold Me Down (new)
Grace VanderWaal – Clearly (new)
Kylie Minogue – Stop Me From Falling
Leon Bridges – Beyond (new)
NOTD featuring Bea Miller – I Wanna Know (new)
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
The Aces – Volcanic Love
The Night Game – The Outfield (new)
U2 – Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

Chart Notes:

  • Big congrats to English singer and songwriter George Ezra on his very first #1 song on my chart, “Paradise”, which rises one spot after three weeks in the runner-up position. It’s the second single from his Staying At Tamara’s album, and it’s found its own pop paradise in countries like Austria, Scotland and the United Kingdom, where it’s cracked the top five, peaking at #1 in the second territory. The lead single from the album, “Don’t Matter Now”, spent two weeks at #2 on my survey last year. Over on the U.S. radio charts, “Paradise” makes the top 50 on the Hot AC chart, while still rising through the top 15 on the Triple A list. Entering at #34 and #39 on the chart, the new single by Ariana Grande (“No Tears Left To Cry”) and a collaboration by Liam Payne and J Balvin (“Familiar”), who all happen to be labelmates, look to climb speedily during their respective runs this spring and summer. Grande’s release has a simultaneous impact at the Hot AC and Top 40 formats this week, though the Payne and Balvin single has to wait another week before it goes for adds at the latter format.

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