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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 1, 2014

“Home” is where the chart is.

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 June 1, 2014…

Debuts:
40. YOUNG RISING SONS, “High”
39. JESSE MCCARTNEY, “Superbad”

Biggest Movers:
JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane” (35-28, eight spots)

10. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (up 3)
Album: I Wanna Feel (single) (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

09. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (down 2)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (down 2)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (up 2)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (steady, second week)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

04. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (steady, second week)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (steady, third week)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (steady, third week)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven 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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 12, 2018

You Mai proceed.

Reactive R&B and rap titles lead this week’s New Music Friday report, as Q4 continues to bring on the hits. These are the notable digital and physical releases hitting the market today:

ELLA MAI – Ella Mai (iTunes)
Mai has become one of the breakout R&B stars of 2018, with “Boo’d Up” and “Trip” scoring well at Rhythmic and Urban radio, as the former track slows down at the Top 40 format following a minor crossover. With notable playlisting already in effect overseas and solid sales and streaming expected here, the self-titled set should have one of next week’s higher debuts.

QUAVO – Quavo Huncho (iTunes)
From the rap trio Migos, this performer has often appeared as a featured artist on a growing list of big singles, but this release is his first solo studio album. Prominent features include Cardi B, Drake and Travis Scott, so expect streaming stats for the new release to be fairly high.

YOUNG THE GIANT – Mirror Master (iTunes)
Featuring the recent top 20 Alternative song “Simplify” and follow-up single “Superposition”, the fourth studio album for this act will look to break the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart, much like their last album did two years ago.

Notable albums out this week: Basement‘s Beside Myself (iTunes), Belly‘s Immigrant (iTunes), Jess Glynne‘s Always In Between (iTunes), Jimmie Allen‘s Mercury Lane (iTunes), Kurt Vile‘s Bottle It In (iTunes), Morgan Evans‘s Things That We Drink To (iTunes), Nico Santos‘s Streets Of Gold (iTunes), TobyMac‘s The Elements (iTunes), Tom Morello‘s The Atlas Underground (iTunes)

Notable holiday albums out this week: Eric Clapton‘s Happy Xmas (iTunes), LeAnn Rimes‘s It’s Christmas, Eve (TV Soundtrack) (iTunes), The Monkees‘s Christmas Party (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Ashlee + Evan‘s Ashlee + Evan (iTunes), Kim Cesarion‘s Bleed (iTunes), Nicklas Sahl‘s Planets (iTunes), Youngr‘s Obsession (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“11:59” and “Ringing In My Ears”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“80’s Baby”, New Kids On The Block / Salt-N-Pepa / Naughty By Nature / Tiffany / Debbie Gibson (iTunes)
“Angels (Kia Love and M-22 Remixes)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Be Somebody (Tyron Hapi Remix)”, Steve Aoki + Nicky Romero featuring Kiiara (iTunes)
“Bells”, The Unlikely Candidates (iTunes)
“Bring Me Love” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, John Legend (iTunes)
“Can’t Knock The Hustle”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Come A Little Closer”, Skizzy Mars & Prelow (iTunes)
“Come Together”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Consequences (Orchestra)”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Cowboy”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Cycles”, ANNALIA (iTunes)
“Dazed & Confused (Acoustic)”, Ruel featuring Ezinma (iTunes)
“Don’t Look Me Over”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Drunk As Hell”, Lost Kings featuring Jesper Jenset (iTunes)
“Easy”, Great Good Fine OK (iTunes)
“Emotion”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Expectations”, Lauren Jauregui (iTunes)
“Fashion After All”, Poppy (iTunes)
“Give Me My Name Back”, Meg Mac (iTunes)
“Hold Me Up”, Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Home”, Cheat Codes (iTunes)
“I Wish You Were Here (Acoustic)”, HRVY (iTunes)
“Ice Cold”, Netsky & David Guetta (iTunes)
“If You Were Mine (KC Lights Remix)”, Ocean Park Standoff (iTunes)
“Last Call”, Hudson Thames (iTunes)
“Let Go”, James Hersey featuring Filous (iTunes)
“Light On”, Maggie Rogers (iTunes)
“Lose Us”, Rozzi & Scott Hoying (iTunes)
“Loyal”, Paloma Faith (iTunes)
“Love You Anymore”, Michael Bublé (iTunes)
“Luck Pusher”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“Medicine (Just Kiddin Remix)”, Robinson (iTunes)
“Mia”, Bad Bunny featuring Drake (iTunes)
“Miss You All The Time”, O.A.R. (iTunes)
“Moves (Wideboys Remix)”, Olly Murs featuring Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“Nobody Knows You Anymore”, Kevin George (iTunes)
“Not A Damn Thing Changed”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“People”, LINES (iTunes)
“People You Love”, Matt Hartke (iTunes)
“Pieces”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Promises (David Guetta Remix)”, Calvin Harris & Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Recovery”, LP (iTunes)
“Rise & Fall”, Mike Perry featuring Cathrine Lassen (iTunes)
“Rose”, Allan Rayman (iTunes)
“Run That Back”, Sofi De La Torre (iTunes)
“Simple Romance”, Coin (iTunes)
“Table For One”, AWOLNATION featuring Elohim (iTunes)
“Telephone”, The Shadowboxers (iTunes)
“Telling All My Secrets”, Mitchell Tenpenny (iTunes)
“Under Pressure”, Shawn Mendes featuring teddy<3 (iTunes)
“When I’m Ready”, FRANKIE (iTunes)
“Wild And Free”, Kirsten Arian (iTunes)
“Woman Like Me”, Little Mix featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Wondering”, M.O & Chip (iTunes)
“Wrapped Around The Axle”, Peter Bjorn & John (iTunes)
“Writer’s Song”, Bibi Bourelly (iTunes)
“Yesterday”, Virginia To Vegas (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Disturbed, Greta Van Fleet and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 25, 2014

“Already” four years ago.

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 25, 2014…

Debuts:
39. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Believer”
38. MILKY CHANCE, “Stolen Dance”
35. JAMIE SCOTT, “My Hurricane”

Biggest Movers:
COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (26-18, eight spots)

10. OH HONEY, “Be Okay” (up 1)
Album: With Love (EP) (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #10

09. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (steady, second week)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

08. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (steady, second week)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (down 3)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (down 1)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

04. PASSENGER, “Scare Away The Dark” (up 2)
Album: Whispers (2014, Nettwerk Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (steady, second week)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, third week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven 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: June 8, 2014

“Home” on the countdown.

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 June 8, 2014…

Debuts:
40. JESS GLYNNE, “Right Here”
39. US THE DUO, “No Matter Where You Are”

Biggest Movers:
YOUNG RISING SONS, “High” (40-33)

10. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (down 2)
Album: Strange Desire (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. COLDPLAY, “A Sky Full Of Stars” (up 5)
Album: Ghost Stories (2014, Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

08. SECONDCITY, “I Wanna Feel” (up 2)
Album: I Wanna Feel (single) (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #8 for four weeks

07. GRAFFITI6, “The Bridge” (steady, second week)
Album: The Bridge (2014, Independent)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Best Friend” (steady, second week)
Album: Supermodel (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (steady, third week)
Album: New Eyes (2014, Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

04. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (down 2)
Album: Let The Road (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

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

02. ED SHEERAN, “Sing” (up 1)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Already Home” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Is There Anybody Out There? (2014, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for seven 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 2014: #09 – Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”

The cream of the pop!

The cream of the pop for 2014.

Another year is in the books and it’s time for the annual listing of the 100 biggest songs that ranked among my weekly top 40 chart from December 2013 to November 2014. It was magical year full of MAGIC! and “Magic” and a lovely twelve months of lovable hits from James Blunt and The Fray. We went “home” with A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, spun around in a “dance” with Milky Chance and Walk The Moon and ended up here with all that was awesome in the year we called 2014.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 30, 2014. Those entries marked with a plus sign (+) had not yet reached their peak position as of the date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

No place they'd "rather be" than in the top ten.

No place they’d “rather be” than in the top ten.

009. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE, “Rather Be” (663 points)
Writers: Jack Patterson, James Napier, Nicole Marshall, Grace Chatto / Producers: Chatto, Patterson
Label: Big Beat/Atlantic

Debut Date: March 16, 2014
Peak Date: June 22, 2014
Peak: #3 for one week
Weeks on Chart: 26

After a minor U.K. top 40 single last year with the song “Mozart’s House” and a couple of other underperforming singles, the debut set from this English quartet was delayed several times. However, the school mates were determined to break through, and they did it in a massive way, thanks in part to one of this year’s top female newcomers. Combining the sophistication that lives in classical music and a dose of glossy 90’s diva house, it was a hit from “Kyoto to the Bay.”

Released in Europe in January, “Rather” spent four weeks at #1 with phenomenal sales numbers for a traditionally slow sales period after the Christmas holiday. Taking advantage of iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel) and their On The Verge artist integration program, airplay and sales numbers soared in the U.S. this past summer after a slow start, which allowed it a peak of #10 on the Hot 100. Sometimes it’s all about a pop palate cleanser, and this refreshing record had legs everywhere.

Lightning struck twice for both the quartet and Glynne when “Real Love” went to #2 in the U.K. recently, and with a U.S. run likely in the new year (it was serviced via promotional discs this month), the two acts should carry on well into 2015. Glynne should also get a greater chance to step out of that featured spot, as she did with the top ten single “Right Here”. ‘Til then, #9 is right where she’ll be on the countdown.

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Adam’s Top 100 of 2014: #100-81

The cream of the pop!

The cream of the pop for 2014.

Another year is in the books and it’s time for the annual listing of the 100 biggest songs that ranked among my weekly top 40 chart from December 2013 to November 2014. It was magical year full of MAGIC! and “Magic” and a lovely twelve months of lovable hits from James Blunt and The Fray. We went “home” with A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, spun around in a “dance” with Milky Chance and Walk The Moon and ended up here with all that was awesome in the year we called 2014.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 30, 2014. Those entries marked with a plus sign (+) had not yet reached their peak position as of the date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

With all that in mind, I think it’s time to start the countdown. Ready? Let’s dig in.

Take That
100. TAKE THAT, “These Days” (#7 +)
Writers: Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald, Jamie Norton, Ben Mark / Producer: Greg Kurstin
Label: Polydor (U.K.)

Sheppard
099. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue” (#1 for two weeks – 2013)
Writers: Jay Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard / Producer: Stuart Stuart
Label: Republic

Nickelback
098. NICKELBACK, “What Are You Waiting For?” (#20)
Writers: Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Jacob Kasher, Gordon “Gordini” Sran / Producers: C. Kroeger, Peake, Mike Kroeger, Daniel Adair, Chris Baseford, Brian Howes, Jason “JVP” van Poederooyen, Sran
Label: Republic

Big Data and Joywave
097. BIG DATA featuring JOYWAVE, “Dangerous” (#23 for four weeks)
Writer: Daniel Armbruster, Alan Wilkis / Producer: Wilkis
Label: Wilcassettes/Crush Music/Warner Bros.

Passenger
096. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (#1 for twelve weeks – 2013)
Writers: Mike Rosenberg / Producer: Rosenberg, Chris Vallejo
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

James Blunt
095. JAMES BLUNT, “When I Find Love Again” (#12 +)
Writers: Steve Mac, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, Daniel Omelio, Ross Golan, Charlotte Aitchison / Producer: Mac, Levin, Robopop
Label: Atlantic

Olly Murs and Travie McCoy
094. OLLY MURS featuring TRAVIE MCCOY, “Wrapped Up” (#9 +)
Writers: Olly Murs, Travie McCoy, Steve Robson, Claude Kelly / Producer: Robson
Label: Columbia

Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake
093. MICHAEL JACKSON & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Love Never Felt So Good” (#18 for two weeks)
Writers: Michael Jackson, Paul Anka / Producers: Jackson, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon
Label: Epic

Sheppard

092. SHEPPARD, “Geronimo” (#19 for two weeks)
Writers: Jay Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard / Producer: Stuart Stuart
Label: Republic

Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz
091. LILLY WOOD & THE PRICK and ROBIN SCHULZ, “Prayer In C” (#14 +)
Writers: Benjamin Cotto, Nili Hadida / Producers: Pierre Guimard, Robin Schulz
Label: Big Beat/Atlantic

Smallpools
090. SMALLPOOLS, “Over & Over” (#17 for two weeks)
Writers/Producers: Sean Scanlon, Mike Kamerman, Joe Intile, Beau Kuther, Benjamin Berger, Ryan McMahon
Label: RCA

The Madden Brothers
089. THE MADDEN BROTHERS, “We Are Done” (#14)
Writers: Eric Valentine, Benji Madden, Joel Madden / Producer: Valentine
Label: Capitol

Cobra Starship and Icona Pop
088. COBRA STARSHIP featuring ICONA POP, “Never Been In Love” (#18 for two weeks)
Writers/Producers: Norman Cook, Camille Yarbrough, Eric Frederic, John Ryan
Label: Fueled By Ramen

Coldplay
087. COLDPLAY, “Atlas” (#1 for three weeks – 2013)
Writers: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin / Producer: Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson
Label: Republic

Imagine Dragons
086. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World” (#4 for two weeks – 2013)
Writers/Producers: Ben McKee, Dan Platzman, Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Alexander Grant
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope

Jess Glynne
085. JESS GLYNNE, “Right Here” (#19 for two weeks)
Writers: Jessica Glynne, Janee Bennett, Kye Gibbon, Matthew Robson-Scott / Producer: Gorgon City
Label: Atlantic

Eden XO
084. EDEN XO, “Too Cool To Dance” (#6 for two weeks +)
Writers/Producers: Jessica Malakouti, Fransisca Hall, Ron Fair, Frederick Falke
Label: Virgin/Capitol

Sara Bareilles
083. SARA BAREILLES, “I Choose You” (#18)
Writers: Sara Bareilles, Jason Blynn, Pete Harper / Producer: Mark Endert
Label: Epic

Keane
082. KEANE, “Higher Than The Sun” (#7 for three weeks – 2013)
Writers: Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin / Producer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope

James Blunt
081. JAMES BLUNT, “Heart To Heart” (#14)
Writers: James Blunt, Daniel Parker, Daniel Omelio / Producers: Martin Terefe, Robopop
Label: Atlantic

Check back tomorrow for 80-61 on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 13, 2014

Viva la Coldplay.

Written in the “Stars”.

DEBUTS
40. Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep
39. Jason Mraz – Love Someone | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Shift K3y – Touch (40)
33. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (38)
22. Jess Glynne – Right Here (27)
21. The Madden Brothers – We Are Done (29) | BIGGEST MOVER
13. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (19)
11. Maroon 5 – Maps (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Believer (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Passenger – Heart’s On Fire (11) | PEAK: #09
08. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (05) | PEAK: #03
06. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. A Great Big World – Already Home (02) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
04. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (07) | PEAK: #03
02. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (2)
2. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (3)
3. Sheppard – Something’s Missing (8)
4. Grouplove – I’m With You (6)
5. Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky (7)
6. Bastille – Flaws (9)
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold (10)
8. Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (-)
9. Mary Lambert – Secrets (-)
10. Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones (-)

In The Mix:
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Connell Cruise – Into The Wild
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Leon Else – River Full Of Liquor
Moko – Your Love (new)
Neon Trees – Text Me In The Morning
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy (new)
Sander Kleinenberg – We-R-Superstars
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine (new)
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance

Chart Notes:

  • Two acts rank in the top ten with two singles each this week, and both are no strangers to the region. Deep into the top three, we find Graffiti6 with “The Bridge” (#2) and Jamie Scott with “My Hurricane” (#3), both with a lead vocal by Scott. The former is from the duo’s second album of the same name, while the latter is from the solo act’s forthcoming album, now due October 7. Once again, at #6 and #9, we find two spots occupied by Passenger, with the higher position belonging to former #1 “Scare Away The Dark” and the other filled by “Heart’s On Fire”.
  • This week’s Biggest Mover comes from the Madden Brothers; they are up 29-21 in their fifth week with “We Are Done”. Benji and Joel Madden have their first chart entry as a duo, but as members of Good Charlotte, they went top 40 six times between 2003 – 2010. Three of those hits cracked the top ten, all from 2002’s The Young and the Hopeless: “Girls & Boys” (#4), “Hold On” (#6) and “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous” (#1, four weeks).
  • After slowly making its way through the Mix and Next In Line, the tenth top 40 entry for singer/songwriter Jason Mraz is this week’s Highest Debut. Coming in at #39, “Love Someone” leads off Mraz’s Yes! album, due in stores on Tuesday. The set is a collaboration with the California quartet Raining Jane. Back in 2003, his debut single, “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)”, ranked as my #1 song of the year.
  • Down at #40 is this week’s second debut, an infectious dance track from two sets of the producers, soloist Ferreck Dawn and the duo Redondo. “Love Too Deep” is set for a release in the U.K. in just under a month through 3Beat Productions. Both acts are celebrating their first time in the top 40 with this single, whose music video is just under 300,000 views over two accounts.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 6, 2014

Viva la Coldplay.

Video didn’t kill these “Stars”.

DEBUTS
40. Shift K3y – Touch
38. Ed Sheeran – Don’t | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
18. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (25)
17. Maroon 5 – Maps (27) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
07. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Foster The People – Best Friend (07) | PEAK: #06
09. Ed Sheeran – Sing (06) | PEAK: #02
08. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Jamie Scott – My Hurricane (12) | PEAK: #07
06. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (05) | PEAK: #03
04. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. A Great Big World – Already Home (03) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
01. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jason Mraz – Love Someone (1)
2. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (2)
3. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (4)
4. Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep (9)
5. George Ezra – Budapest (5)
6. Grouplove – I’m With You (7)
7. Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky (8)
8. Sheppard – Something’s Missing (-)
9. Bastille – Flaws (-)
10. Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold (-)

In The Mix:
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Connell Cruise – Into The Wild
Emerson Hart – Hurricane
Francesco Yates – Call
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
Lady Antebellum – Bartender
Leon Else – River Full Of Liquor
Mary Lambert – Secrets (new)
Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones
Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (new)
Neon Trees – Text Me In The Morning
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Sander Kleinenberg – We-R-Superstars
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (new)

Chart Notes:

  • For three weeks in April, Coldplay ruled the survey with the first single from their album Ghost Stories, “Magic”. Well, I guess the quartet has a #1 single for all seasons because as spring turned to summer, they’re back at the top with “A Sky Full Of Stars”, advancing 2-1 on this week’s chart. “Sky” is now their sixth chart-topper; their first was “Viva La Vida” in 2008. Their longest was 2011’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”, which took in seven weeks.
  • 30-year-old Jamie Scott made his debut on my chart in October 2011, when he and Tommy Danvers, as the duo Graffiti6, worked their way up to #1 with the song “Free”. Three years later, a song from the now defunct act is up to #4 on my chart, titled “The Bridge” (from their second album of the same name) and Scott’s own solo song leaps from 12-7. “My Hurricane” leads his new effort, due September 9. Look out #1, he’s spinning towards you.
  • Once again, that hit-making quintet known as Maroon 5 is this week’s Biggest Mover, jumping from 27-17, a gain of ten notches, with “Maps”. It’s the first single taken from the forthcoming album V, their fifth set since 2003. The disc is set to hit retail on September 2. “Maps” was co-written by lead singer Adam Levine, as well as Ryan Tedder, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik and Noel Zancanella.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from a familiar name; in fact, he’s still in the top ten with a former #2 hit “Sing”. With his new single from X, the talented Ed Sheeran enters at #38 with “Don’t”. That album of his recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, his first to do so. “Don’t” was recently used in a commercial for Beats By Dre.
  • At #40 is this week’s second debut by the artist who calls himself Shift K3y. “Touch” hit the top five in the United Kingdom back in April and was recently picked up in the U.S. via Columbia Records. The 21-year-old, born Lewis Jankel, releases a followup, “I Know”, in September.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 29, 2014

Oh, darling, my chart's on fire.

Coming at you like a “Dark” horse.

DEBUTS
38. Kiesza – Hideaway
37. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. The Madden Brothers – We Are Done (38)
27. Maroon 5 – Maps (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (30)
23. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (29)
16. American Authors – Believer (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (08) | PEAK: #02
09. Christina Perri – Burning Gold (13) | PEAK: #09
08. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Foster The People – Best Friend (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Ed Sheeran – Sing (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (03) | PEAK: #03
04. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (05) | PEAK: #04
03. A Great Big World – Already Home (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
02. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (06) | PEAK: #02
01. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jason Mraz – Love Someone (5)
2. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (6)
3. Shift K3y – Touch (-)
4. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (4)
5. George Ezra – Budapest (3)
6. Ed Sheeran – Don’t (-)
7. Grouplove – I’m With You (10)
8. Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky (-)
9. Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep (9)
10. Emerson Hart – Hurricane (7)

In The Mix:
Bastille – Flaws
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Birdy – Tee Shirt
Colbie Caillat – Try
Connell Cruise – Into The Wild (new)
Francesco Yates – Call (new)
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Jacquie Lee – Broken Ones
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
Lady Antebellum – Bartender
Leon Else – River Full Of Liquor
Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones
Neon Trees – Text Me In The Morning
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Sander Kleinenberg – We-R-Superstars
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You
Sheppard – Something’s Missing (new)
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul

Chart Notes:

  • A year ago this week, the performer named Passenger was spending his eighth of twelve weeks at #1 with the smash “Let Her Go”. Now, the 30-year-old singer and songwriter, born Mike Rosenberg, has his fourth chart-topping single in a row with “Scare Away The Dark”. It’s the leadoff release in North America from his latest album, Whispers. This also marks his 20th week at #1 in my chart’s history; it’s not a record, but it’s still notable. “Dark” is currently top 30 at AAA radio.
  • There’s a “Gold” rush on the chart this week as Christina Perri lands her second top ten entry from Head Or Heart. Up from 13-9, “Burning Gold” is another winner from the Pennsylvania born singer. When it comes to precious pop metals of that kind, only “We Are Golden” by Mika (#6, 2009) and “Gold” by Britt Nicole (#10, 2013) shined their way into the top ten. Elementary, my dear chart fans.
  • It should be no surprise that Maroon 5 take the title of this week’s Biggest Mover, up 35-27 with “Maps”. Their song is already all over the airwaves, but it’s taking a little longer to catch on with me. Lead singer Adam Levine is taking over cinemas as well this week as a film he stars in, Begin Again, opens in a small run. Look for the band’s new album, V, this September. It’s sure to be another big success for them.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from Australian quartet The Griswolds. Last year, they just missed the top 40 with a song titled “Heart Of A Lion”; now, they debut at #37 with “Beware The Dog”. Don’t expect that the rest of the animal kingdom is going to appear on their first album, but it is an interesting coincidence. The song is also charting nicely at Alternative radio, where it recently entered the top 40.
  • Lastly, at #38, is a song that debuted at #1 on the U.K. charts back in April. Canadian newcomer Kiesza enters with “Hideaway” after some time below the top 40. It officially goes to CHR radio this week, but it’s already been added in some major markets. A followup, “Giant In My Heart”, is released in Europe in August. A U.S. EP from the singer is scheduled to be issued through Island/Republic Records on July 8.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 22, 2014

Spread the word -- they're on top of the World.

Can anyone displace them from their “Home”?

DEBUTS
35. Maroon 5 – Maps

TOP GAINERS
30. Charli XCX – Boom Clap (38)
29. Train – Angel In Blue Jeans (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Jesse McCartney – Superbad (33)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Andy Grammer – Back Home (10) | PEAK: #10
09. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (09) | PEAK: #08
08. Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart (07) | PEAK: #02
07. Foster The People – Best Friend (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Graffiti6 – The Bridge (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Ed Sheeran – Sing (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Passenger – Scare Away The Dark (03) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Already Home (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kiesza – Hideaway (2)
2. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (3)
3. George Ezra – Budapest (1)
4. Stu Larsen – Thirteen Sad Farewells (4)
5. Jason Mraz – Love Someone (5)
6. The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato – Somebody To You (10)
7. Emerson Hart – Hurricane (7)
8. Jacquie Lee – Broken Ones (8)
9. Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep (-)
10. Grouplove – I’m With You (-)

In The Mix:
Alex Clare – War Rages On
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You
Birdy – Tee Shirt
Colbie Caillat – Try
Ed Sheeran – Don’t (new)
Graffiti6 – U Got The Sunshine (new)
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach (new)
John Mayer – XO
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky
Lady Antebellum – Bartender
La Roux – Uptight Downtown
Leon Else – River Full Of Liquor
Marc Broussard – Hurricane Heart
Matt Nathanson featuring Lolo – Headphones
Neon Trees – Text Me In The Morning
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Sander Kleinenberg – We-R-Superstars (new)
Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun
Scars On 45 – Crazy For You (new)
Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul

Chart Notes:

  • At seven weeks at #1, “Already Home” by A Great Big World becomes the longest running #1 of the year, surpassing the six weeks totaled by both “Human” by Christina Perri and “Sleeping With A Friend” by Neon Trees. Will the duo make it to eight frames at the top? Not if Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne or Passenger have their way. There’s a mighty competition brewing here.
  • Up ten spots from 39-29 is the now duo Train with this week’s Biggest Mover, “Angel In Blue Jeans”. As expected, it’s already building quickly at Hot AC radio; being a staple at the format helps. Back in 2003, the band released a single titled “Calling All Angels”, so as far as heavenly hits go, it seems as though they’ve landed on Cloud 9. “Jeans” is the first single from Bulletproof Picasso, their seventh studio album, due September 16.
  • The week’s only debut is from pop/rockers Maroon 5, who enter at #35 with “Maps”. It’s the first single from their forthcoming album V, due September 2. Three out of their last four leadoff singles went to #1 on my chart, with the only exception being 2003’s “Harder To Breathe”, which peaked at #2. Can their latest pull off the trick? The quintet will certainly need a new GPS if they look to navigate their top-selling track to the top spot.
  • Look for a few debuts in the top 40 next week, with several newcomers at the top of the Next In Line. Then again, Grouplove could earn their third charting hit from Spreading Rumours in “I’m With You”, or Jason Mraz chart with his tenth entry, “Love Someone”. Also, keep an eye out for Graffiti6‘s “U Got The Sunshine” from The Bridge and newcomers Heymous Molly with “Life’s A Beach”, both new to the Mix. We’ll see what happens next Sunday!

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