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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 15, 2022

It’s about damn time for some new music.

The hunt is on for Easter eggs and top tunes for this week’s edition of New Music Friday, including the newest albums from Alec Benjamin, Anitta and Swedish House Mafia and singles from Lauren Spencer-Smith, Lizzo and Muni Long

Notable albums out this week: Alec Benjamin‘s (Un)Commentary (Stream), Anitta‘s Versions Of Me (Stream), Jewel‘s Freewheelin’ Woman (Stream), Kurt Vile‘s (Watch My Moves) (Stream), Mitchell Tenpenny‘s The Low Light Sessions (Stream), Swedish House Mafia‘s Paradise Again (Stream), Tee Grizzley‘s Half Tee Half Beast (Stream), Wheeler Walker Jr.‘s Sex, Drugs & Country Music (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Bas‘s [Bump] Pick Me Up (Stream), Bülow‘s Booty Call (Stream), Lyn Lapid‘s The Outsider (Stream), Ricky Montgomery‘s It’s 2016 Somewhere (Stream), Sarcastic Sounds‘s I’m A Disappointment (Stream), Wet‘s Letter Blue (Reprise) (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“24”, Quando Rondo (Stream)
“About Damn Time”, Lizzo (Stream)
“Afterlife” / “Queens”, Benjamin Ingrosso (Stream)
“AfterLife”, Five Finger Death Punch (Stream)
“Aimed To Kill”, Jade LeMac (Stream)
“Another”, Muni Long (Stream)
“Anymore Anyway”, KAIRO (Stream)
“Apartment Complex On The Eastside”, Dylan Fraser (Stream)
“Apple Tree Blues”, Caamp (Stream)
“Blah Blah Blah”, Reiley (Stream)
“Breaking News”, Kolby Cooper (Stream)
“Car Therapy”, Faye Webster (Stream)
“Clap”, Trina & Latto (Stream)
“Cliché”, Gavin Haley (Stream)
“Colour Me Blue”, Alfie Templeman (Stream)
“Complicated”, Whethan featuring Aldn & 8485 (Stream)
“Crash My Car” / “Devil On My Shoulder”, Guccihighwaters (Stream)
“Crybaby”, Amelia Moore (Stream)
“Don’t Think Jesus”, Morgan Wallen (Stream)
“Doritos & Fritos”, 100 Gecs (Stream)
“Dose”, Teddy Swims (Stream)
“Dressing Like A Stranger”, Luke Sital-Singh (Stream)
“Easy Tonight”, Niko Moon (Stream)
“Esta Noche”, Yahritza (Y Su Esencia) (Stream)
“Face The River”, Gavin DeGraw (Stream)
“Fall In Love (Acoustic)”, Bailey Zimmerman (Stream)
“First Date”, Taylor Acorn (Stream)
“Floss My Teeth”, Jae Lynx (Stream)
“Flowers”, Lauren Spencer-Smith (Stream)
“Friends”, Emma Løv (of Loote) & JORDY (Stream)
“Good Friday”, Kota The Friend (Stream)
“Good Person”, Ingrid Andress (Stream)
“Hair Toss, Arms Crossed”, Mark Ambor (Stream)
“Hell Yeah”, Little Big Town (Stream)
“If That’s What You Need”, Ayokay (Stream)
“Let Me Down Easy (Lie)”, Why Don’t We (Stream)
“Let U Have Me”, Shift K3Y (Stream)
“Let’s Do It Again”, Jamie XX (Stream)
“Lightning In A Bottle”, Fly By Midnight (Stream)
“Liked You Better”, Good Problem & Boy In Space (Stream)
“Live With Me”, Sheryl Crow (Stream)
“Love Like That”, Phillip Phillips (Stream)
“Masterpiece”, Motionless In White (Stream)
“Memories”, Conan Gray (Stream)
“Million Little Problems”, The Walters (Stream)
“My Heart’s Been Waiting For You”, Craig David featuring Duvall (Stream)
“Next To You”, Jaira Burns (Stream)
“New Moon (Remix)”, featuring Rebecca Black (Stream)
“Nice”, Matilda Mann (Stream)
“Numb”, CLAY (Stream)
“On The Edge”, Zackery (Stream)
“Ophelia”, Matt Schuster (Stream)
“Orange Blood”, Mt. Joy (Stream)
“People Talk”, Kidd G (Stream)
“Picasso”, Tanna Leone (Stream)
“Punk Tactics”, Joey Valence & Brae (Stream)
“Put Me Together”, Youngr (Stream)
“Running Back (Trying To Talk To You)”, Train (Stream)
“Sad Face Baby”, The Lathums (Stream)
“Serial Killers”, Gucci Mane (Stream)
“Seven Bridge Road”, Jake Bugg (Stream)
“Shallow Water”, Mansionair (Stream)
“Sidelines”, Phoebe Bridgers (Stream)
“Street Signs”, Blueface & G Herbo (Stream)
“Surprise Me”, Mallrat featuring Azealia Banks (Stream)
“Texas Girl (Piano)”, Jake Scott (Stream)
“Thank God We Broke Up”, Julia Cole (Stream)
“Tuh”, BeatKing featuring Queendom Come (Stream)
“Where Did We Go?”, Josh Kerr (Stream)
“Why Does It Hurt”, Will Young (Stream)
“Wild Horse”, Warren Zeiders (Stream)

Next week, the new projects from Jason Aldean and Tenille Townes are among the largest releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 17, 2021

Another Weeknd for new releases.

It’s an icy and spicy New Music Friday review this week, featuring the new albums from Gucci Mane, Roddy Ricch and Saucy Santana, as well as top tunes from 24KGoldn, Burna Boy and The Weeknd. These bops are back in action:

Notable albums out this week: Gucci Mane‘s So Icy Christmas (Stream), Midwxst‘s Back In Action 2.0 (Stream), Roddy Ricch‘s Live Life Fast (Stream), Saucy Santana‘s Keep It Playa (Stream), Sing 2 (Soundtrack) (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: David Hugo‘s How To Love Other People (Stream), Jewel‘s Queen Of Hearts (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“Anchor”, Madison Ryann Ward (Stream)
“B. D’Or”, Burna Boy featuring WizKid (Stream)
“Bite Me (Acoustic)”, Avril Lavigne (Stream)
“By Any Means”/”Rent Free”, 6LACK (Stream)
“Call It Like I See It”, Big Time Rush (Stream)
“Cozy”, Valley Boy (Stream)
“Crashing Down”, Arlie (Stream)
“Deep Fried”, SpotemGottem (Stream)
“Deer Island”, Yot Club (Stream)
“Die Young”, Scorey (Stream)
“Don’t Know About You”, B Live featuring Becky Hill & JME (Stream)
“Edamame (Diplo Remix)”, BBNO$ featuring Rich Brian (Stream)
“Fall From Grace”, Higher Power (Stream)
“Fall Into Me (Lucas Estrada Remix)”, Forest Blakk (Stream)
“Flowers”, ILIRA (Stream)
“Go Crazy”, Imanbek, Lil Xan & KDDK (Stream)
“Gucci Prada Balenciaga”, Hailey Knox (Stream)
“How To Be An Outcast”, Damien featuring Sarah Barrios (Stream)
“I Only Miss You On Christmas”, Zevia (Stream)
“Landed On My Head”, Barenaked Ladies (Stream)
“Leading”, Best Coast (Stream)
“Leaving”, Rxseboy featuring The Bootleg Boy & Heroe (Stream)
“Let You Go”, Anayka She (Stream)
“Life Goes On (Remix)”, Oliver Tree featuring Trippie Redd & Ski Mask The Slump God (Stream)
“Love Changes Everything”, Vince Gill featuring Mickey Guyton (Stream)
“M&M”, Rvssian, Future & Lil Baby (Stream)
“Mike Tyson”, Wolfgang Gartner (Stream)
“Miss Sick World (Remix)”, Alex Porat & Stephanie Poetri (Stream)
“Moncler Coat”, Sally Sossa (Stream)
“More Than Friends”, 24KGoldn (Stream)
“Most People (SUPER-Hi Remix)”, R3HAB x Lukas Graham (Stream)
“My Escape”, Joyner Lucas (Stream)
“Not For Me (Acoustic)”, Sarah Proctor (Stream)
“Pesadilla”, Camilo (Stream)
“Poison”, Aaliyah & The Weeknd (Stream)
“Poses”, Madison Cunningham (Stream)
“Read My Mind”, Rebecca Black & Slayyyter (Stream)
“Remember Me Happy”, Alex Warren (Stream)
“Rose Gold Stripper Pole (Remix)”, KenTheMan featuring 2 Chainz (Stream)
“Sausage Rolls For Everyone”, LadBaby featuring Ed Sheeran & Elton John (Stream)
“Secrets”, Landon Cube (Stream)
“Snowman”, Arizona Zervas (Stream)
“Squid Game (Let’s Play)”, Alok (Stream)
“Stacy’s Mom”, Garrett Nash (Stream)
“Stars Don’t Shine”, Steve Aoki featuring Global Dan (Stream)
“Start Walking (Acoustic)”, Tove Styrke (Stream)
“Stepped On A Bee”, MisterWives (Stream)
“Talk Nice”, Capella Grey (Stream)
“Tears In The Club”, FKA Twigs featuring The Weeknd (Stream)
“The Best Part Of Life”, SAINt JHN (Stream)
“The Boxer”, Matt Simons featuring Chris Ayer (Stream)
“The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)”, Bryson Tiller x Pentatonix (Stream)
“The Motto (New Year’s Eve VIP Remix)”, Tiësto & Ava Max (Stream)
“The New Me”, Thomas Day (Stream)
“This House Is Not A Home”, Munn x Delanie Leclerc (Stream)
“This Is What Falling In Love Feels Like (Ramengvrl Remix)”, JVKE (Stream)
“Toxic”, RealestK (Stream)
“Toxins”, Kodoku (Stream)
“Travis”, KILLBOY (Stream)
“Try (Acoustic)”, FRENSHIP x Lauren Sanderson (Stream)
“Up”, INNA & Sean Paul (Stream)
“Way Back Home (Martin Jensen Remix)”, VIZE & Anna Grey (Stream)
“What Did I Do?”, Hayd (Stream)
“Whole Thing”, Pia Mia (Stream)
“Wrap Me Up”, Jhené Aiko (Stream)
“Your Best Is Different Every Day”, JT Roach (Stream)

Next week, expect a lighter schedule due to Christmas. 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: April 2, 2006

The chart is looking beautiful, it’s true.

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 April 2, 2006…

Debuts:
38. DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, “Crooked Teeth”

Biggest Mover(s):
KT TUNSTALL, “Suddenly I See” (27-22)
ORSON, “No Tomorrow” (23-18, five spots)

10. MADONNA, “Sorry” (down 4)
Album: Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

09. JEWEL, “Again And Again” (up 3)
Album: Goodbye Alice In Wonderland (2006, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for five weeks

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “Walk Away” (up 2)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

07. ROB THOMAS, “Ever The Same” (up 2)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

06. JOSH KELLEY, “Almost Honest” (up 1)
Album: Almost Honest (2005, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #6

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

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

03. 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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 29, 2003

The chart goes boom-kat.

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 17 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 29, 2003…

Debuts:
39. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring LIL KIM, “Can’t Hold Us Down”
38. STACIE ORRICO, “(There’s Gotta Be) More To Life”
32. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday”
21. SANTANA featuring ALEX BAND, “Why Don’t You & I”

Biggest Mover:
SUGAR RAY, “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” (up 33-22, eleven spots)

10. LILLIX, “It’s About Time” (down 3)
Album: Falling Uphill (2003, Maverick Records)
Peak: #7

09. HILARY DUFF, “Why Not” (down 1)
Album: The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Soundtrack) (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #8

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

07. P!NK, “Feel Good Time” (up 4)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #7

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

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

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

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

02. BOOMKAT, “What U Do 2 Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Boomkatalog.One (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 23, 2006

This top ten is beautiful, it’s true.

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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 23, 2006…

Debuts:
38. RICHARD ASHCROFT, “Music Is Power”

18. KEANE, “Is It Any Wonder?”

Biggest Mover(s):
TYLER HILTON, “Missing You” (38-32, six spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “Walk Away” (down 2)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

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

08. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (down 2)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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

06. KT TUNSTALL, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree” (down 2)
Album: Eye To The Telescope (2006, Relentless/Virgin Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (up 4)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

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

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 22, 2003

Fighting for chart glory.

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 16 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 22, 2003…

Debuts:
39. BIG BROVAZ, “Favourite Things”
38. SARAI, “Ladies”
33. SUGAR RAY, “Is She Really Going Out With Him?”
27. MICHAEL MCDONALD, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”

Biggest Movers:
LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (35-28)
BEYONCÉ featuring JAY-Z, “Crazy In Love” (21-14, seven spots)

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

09. JASON MRAZ, “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” (down 2)
Album: Waiting For My Rocket To Come (2002, Elektra Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

08. HILARY DUFF, “Why Not” (up 1)
Album: The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Soundtrack) (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #8

07. LILLIX, “It’s About Time” (up 1)
Album: Falling Uphill (2003, Maverick Records)
Peak: #7

06. JEWEL, “Intuition” (down 5)
Album: 0304 (2003, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

04. THALIA featuring FAT JOE, “I Want You” (up 2)
Album: Thalia (2003, Virgin Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

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

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

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

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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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