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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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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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