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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 16, 2006

A Tun of great songs from 2006.

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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 16, 2006…

Debuts:
40. THE SUITS XL, “Play”

Biggest Mover(s):
CHRIS ISAAK, “King Without A Castle” (34-23, eleven spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Lie To Me” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

09. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “Walk Away” (down 1)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

07. JEWEL, “Again And Again” (up 1)
Album: Goodbye Alice In Wonderland (2006, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for five weeks

06. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (down 1)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Ever The Same” (up 1)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. KT TUNSTALL, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree” (steady, second week)
Album: Eye To The Telescope (2006, Relentless/Virgin Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. JAMES BLUNT, “Wisemen” (steady, second week)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (down 1)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

01. BO BICE, “The Real Thing” (up 1)
Album: The Real Thing (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 8, 2003

“Miss” these hits?

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 8, 2003…

Debuts:
40. FRANKIE J, “Won’t Change”

Biggest Movers:
(see #6 below)

10. LILLIX, “It’s About Time” (up 2)
Album: Falling Uphill (2003, Maverick Records)
Peak: #7

09. THIRD EYE BLIND, “Blinded (When I See You)” (up 1)
Album: Out Of The Vein (2003, Elektra Records)
Peak: #9

08. RACHEL FARRIS, “I’m Not The Girl” (steady, second week)
Album: Soak (2003, Big3 Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

07. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Fighter” (down 2)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

06. THALIA featuring FAT JOE, “I Want You” (up 9)
Album: Thalia (2003, Virgin Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Where Is The Love?” (up 1)
Album: Elephunk (2003, A&M Records)
Peak: #4

04. JASON MRAZ, “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” (down 3)
Album: Waiting For My Rocket To Come (2002, Elektra Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Miss Independent” (up 1)
Album: Thankful (2003, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Swing, Swing” (steady, third week)
Album: The All-American Rejects (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. JEWEL, “Intuition” (up 1)
Album: 0304 (2003, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 14, 2006

The “Wonder” of 2006.

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 eleven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 14, 2006…

Debuts:
40. STACIE ORRICO, “I’m Not Missing You”
23. PET SHOP BOYS, “I’m With Stupid”

Biggest Mover(s):
NERINA PALLOT, “Everybody’s Gone To War” (28-17, eleven spots)

10. RASCAL FLATTS, “What Hurts The Most” (steady, third week)
Album: Me And My Gang (2006, Lyric Street Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

09. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (down 3)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

08. BON JOVI featuring JENNIFER NETTLES, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?” (up 1)
Album: Have A Nice Day (2005, Island Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. JEWEL, “Again And Again” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Goodbye Alice In Wonderland (2006, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for five weeks

06. JAMES BLUNT, “Wisemen” (down 1)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. KEANE, “Is It Any Wonder?” (up 3)
Album: Under The Iron Sea (2006, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. DANIEL POWTER, “Lie To Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

03. ROB THOMAS, “Ever The Same” (steady, second week)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. BO BICE, “The Real Thing” (steady, second week)
Album: The Real Thing (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (steady, second week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

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FLASHBACK: Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit Of Chart History

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“Meant for” a top ten record.

The CHR/Top 40 airwaves were starting to rebuild their identity by the end of 1996, after a tumultuous few years of ratings slides, faceless new acts and lost songs. Before the Spice Girls swept the nation with “girl power”, and Lillith Fair ruled the summer tour season, a number of female singers began to perform well at the format. During that year, Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion and Donna Lewis (and others) had a super run at the top, leaving only two published charts with a #1 song by a male soloist. Then, as the hits kept piling up, the inevitable result occurred: just as 1997 began, the top ten songs on the pop chart were all sung by female soloists or female-led bands. It’s the only time this kind of event took place on the format, pre-PPW (plays per week) or PPW era.

Now, just because it’s been two decades since this historic chart week, that doesn’t mean that female-led top threes, fours and fives are going away anytime soon. An all-female top seven occurred on the pop chart as recently as September 2014, which included big hits by acts like Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor and Taylor Swift. So, keep that dream of a top ten led by the ladies alive. It may just happen again when you least expect it…

Let’s get into those sensational songs that gave the top ten a special feminine touch for a little Throwback Thursday action:

(Stats taken from: Radio & Records – issue dated January 10, 1997, airplay period of December 30, 1996 – January 5, 1997)

10. CELINE DION, “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” (down 3)
Album: Falling Into You
Label: 550 Music/Epic

1996 was a year of sevens for Dion on the pop chart. “Because You Loved Me” spent seven weeks at #1, and “All” spent seven at #2.

09. JEWEL, “You Were Meant For Me” (up 10)
Album: Pieces Of You
Label: Atlantic

Though 1996 was her breakout year, 1997 was even more successful for this singer. Her two #1 songs totaled nine weeks at the top.

08. GINA G, “Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit” (up 6)
Album: Fresh!
Label: Eternal/Warner Bros.

The number of U.S. hits that originated at Eurovision is quite small, but “Ooh” connected with pop radio’s audience, peaking at #5.

07. THE CARDIGANS, “Lovefool” (up 9)
Album: First Band On The Moon
Label: Mercury

Nina Persson led this Swedish group to a huge smash in early 1997, spending six weeks at #1. They never made the pop chart again.

06. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Head Over Feet” (=)
Album: Jagged Little Pill
Label: Maverick/Reprise

With her third in a run of five consecutive #1 singles on the pop chart, Morissette dominated the airwaves across multiple formats.

05. SHERYL CROW, “If It Makes You Happy” (=)
Album: Sheryl Crow
Label: A&M

Crow was likely “Happy” to reach the top five again after a couple of misses. “If” also went top ten at Alternative and Hot AC radio.

04. MERRIL BAINBRIDGE, “Mouth” (=)
Album: The Garden
Label: Universal

This Australian singer’s biggest U.S. hit held at #2 for four weeks in late 1996. Her two other chart singles stalled below the top 40.

03. TONI BRAXTON, “Un-Break My Heart” (=)
Album: Secrets
Label: LaFace/Arista

This iconic ballad became Braxton’s penultimate top ten hit on the pop listing, later making it there with “He Wasn’t Man Enough”.

02. EN VOGUE, “Don’t Let Go (Love)” (=)
Album: EV3
Label: EastWest/EEG

Shortly before the messy circumstances that made them a trio, this soundtrack cut gave the girls their biggest pop hit in four years.

01. NO DOUBT, “Don’t Speak” (=)
Album: Tragic Kingdom
Label: Trauma/Interscope

With a giant 11 (two frozen) weeks at #1, “Don’t” became the group’s signature song and one of the biggest radio hits of the decade.

Listen to Ooh Aah… A #TBT List on Spotify, featuring these songs and more top tunes from this week in 1996!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 15, 2003

One potent chart "Remedy".

One potent chart “Remedy”.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back thirteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 15, 2003…

Debuts:
40. MADONNA, “Hollywood”
37. SKYE SWEETNAM, “Billy S.”
35. LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?”
30. CLAY AIKEN, “This Is The Night”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see below, #4)

10. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Fighter” (down 3)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. HILARY DUFF, “Why Not” (up 2)
Album: The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Soundtrack) (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #8

08. LILLIX, “It’s About Time” (up 2)
Album: Falling Uphill (2003, Maverick Records)
Peak: #7

07. JASON MRAZ, “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” (down 3)
Album: Waiting For My Rocket To Come (2002, Elektra Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

06. THALIA featuring FAT JOE, “I Want You” (steady, second week)
Album: Thalia (2003, Virgin Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

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

04. BOOMKAT, “What U Do 2 Me” (up 18)
Album: Boomkatalog.One (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “Miss Independent” (steady, second week)
Album: Thankful (2003, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Swing, Swing” (steady, second week)
Album: The All-American Rejects (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. JEWEL, “Intuition” (steady, second week)
Album: 0304 (2003, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 11, 2015

His "Lose" is winning.

His “Lose” is winning.

This week’s New Music Friday takes us to the Prairie State and beyond with a solid pack of releases, including a number of great new singles and instant grat tracks. Here’s a look at the week’s new album and single releases:

  • BRETT ELDREDGE — Illinois (iTunes)
    • His last studio album just missed the top ten on the Billboard 200 a few years ago, but I think Eldredge has a great chance to make it in this time around. Of course, his latest effort is being aided by the single “Lose My Mind”, a top five single on the Country radio chart that could grab the top spot come October. We shall see pretty soon.
  • BRING ME THE HORIZON — That’s The Spirit (iTunes)
    • This English quintet has a bigger following overseas, especially in Australia, than in the United States, but they get a fair amount of fans out for the first week. Like Eldredge, they’ve debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 200, but a top ten set has yet to happen. Perhaps their spirits will be lifted with the final result this time.
  • DURAN DURAN — Paper Gods (iTunes)
    • It’s incredible to see this act still putting out great music several decades into their career. If you read up on my top 40 chart, you know that their single “Pressure Off” has been #1 for three weeks now. There are many shining tunes in this set of songs and it’s definitely my pick of the week.
  • More albums out this week: Austin Plaine‘s Austin Plaine (iTunes), Beirut‘s No No No (iTunes), Ben Folds‘s So There (iTunes), Colton Dixon‘s The Calm Before The Storm (iTunes), Gary Clark Jr.‘s The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (iTunes), Hollywood Vampires‘s Hollywood Vampires (iTunes), Jay Rock‘s 90059 (iTunes), Jess Glynne‘s I Cry When I Laugh (U.S. edition) (iTunes), Jewel‘s Picking Up The Pieces (iTunes), Leona Lewis‘s I Am (iTunes), Nero‘s Between II Worlds (iTunes), Slayer‘s Repentless (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Aaron Krause‘s Jade (iTunes), Dallas Smith‘s Kids With Cars (iTunes), Francesco Yates‘s Francesco Yates (iTunes), Marty‘s Marty For President (iTunes)

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

  • “As Time Goes”, JR JR (iTunes)
  • “Big Trouble”, Outasight (iTunes)
  • “Book Of Love”, Felix Jaehn featuring Polina (iTunes)
  • “Catfish”, Tamar Braxton (iTunes)
  • “Clean”, The Japanese House (iTunes)
  • “Clearest Blue”, CHVRCHES (iTunes)
  • “Crazy”, Timeflies (iTunes)
  • “Do You Ever” and “Every Time I’m With You”, Seal (iTunes)
  • “Fell In The Sun”, Big Grams (iTunes)
  • “Friends”, Raury featuring Tom Morello (iTunes)
  • “I Feel Good”, Thomas Rhett featuring LunchMoney Lewis (iTunes)
  • “Movin’ On”, Firekid (iTunes)
  • “Music To Watch Boys To”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
  • “Never Forget You”, MNEK and Zara Larsson (iTunes)
  • “No Harm Is Done”, Christine And The Queens featuring Tunji Ige (iTunes)
  • “Ooh Girl”, Jovanie (iTunes)
  • “Outcast”, Shinedown (iTunes)
  • “Rum Is The Reason”, Toby Keith (iTunes)
  • “Same Old Love”, Selena Gomez (iTunes)
  • “Stand By You”, Rachel Platten (iTunes)
  • “Story To Tell”, Alicia Keys featuring QB (iTunes)
  • “Today’s The Day”, P!nk (iTunes)
  • “Train In The Distance”, Don Henley (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include new albums from Andy Mineo, Mac MillerShinedown and more. See you then!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 9, 2006

The jewels of the chart.

The jewels of the chart.

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 middle of my high school days and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2006…

Debuts:
40. TYLER HILTON, “Missing You”
39. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Single”
38. THE WRECKERS, “Leave The Pieces”
34. CHRIS ISAAK, “King Without A Castle”

Biggest Mover(s):
RASCAL FLATTS, “What Hurts The Most” (32-23)
NICKELBACK, “Savin’ Me” (28-19, nine spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006 – U.S. release, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

09. JOSH KELLEY, “Almost Honest” (down 3)
Album: Almost Honest (2005, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #6

08. JEWEL, “Again And Again” (up 1)
Album: Goodbye Alice In Wonderland (2006, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for five weeks

07. KELLY CLARKSON, “Walk Away” (up 1)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

06. ROB THOMAS, “Ever The Same” (up 1)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006 – U.S. release, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

04. KT TUNSTALL, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree” (down 1)
Album: Eye To The Telescope (2006 – U.S. release, Relentless/Virgin Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. JAMES BLUNT, “Wisemen” (up 1)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006 – U.S. release, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. BO BICE, “The Real Thing” (steady, third week)
Album: The Real Thing (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (steady, seventh week)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

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