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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 15, 2006

So “Far” 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 eleven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 15, 2006…

Debuts:
40. VANESSA HUDGENS, “Come Back To Me”
39. PET SHOP BOYS, “Numb”
34. THE RACONTEURS, “Steady As She Goes”
24. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose”

Biggest Mover(s):
AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (25-12, thirteen spots)

10. JOSH HOGE, “360” (down 2)
Album: Call It What You Want (Unreleased, Epic Records) / Everything She Was (2008, Blackledge/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. ROD STEWART, “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” (up 2)
Album: Still The Same… Great Rock Classics Of Our Time (2006, J Records)
Peak: #9

08. SCISSOR SISTERS, “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'” (up 2)
Album: Ta-Dah (2006, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. ROB THOMAS, “Streetcorner Symphony” (down 1)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Love You Lately” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (re-release) (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

05. SNOW PATROL, “Chasing Cars” (down 2)
Album: Eyes Open (2006, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. EVANESCENCE, “Call Me When You’re Sober” (up 1)
Album: The Open Door (2006, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #4

03. NICKELBACK, “Far Away” (up 1)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records/Island Def Jam Music Group)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life” (down 1)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. JOHN MAYER, “Waiting On The World To Change” (up 1)
Album: Continuum (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 31, 2003

“Can’t” believe it’s been 14 years!

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 fourteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 31, 2003…

Debuts:
30. UNCLE KRACKER, “Memphis Soul Song”
29. JASON MRAZ, “You And I Both”
25. O.A.R., “Hey Girl”

Biggest Mover(s):
MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (30-15, fiifteen spots)

10. DIDO, “White Flag” (up 2)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4

08. LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (up 3)
Album: Liz Phair (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

07. FEFE DOBSON, “Take Me Away” (up 1)
Album: Fefe Dobson (2003, Island Def Jam Records)
Peak: #7

06. CHRISTINA AGUILERA featuring LIL’ KIM, “Can’t Hold Us Down” (down 1)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. VERTICAL HORIZON, “I’m Still Here” (up 2)
Album: Go (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (steady, second week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

03. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (down 1)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (up 1)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 4, 2010

The

“Gurls” and boys of 2010.

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 4, 2010…

Debuts:
40. JESSIE JAMES, “Boys In The Summer”
39. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Touch”

Biggest Movers:
MAROON 5, “Misery” (28-13, fifteen spots)

10. TRAIN, “If It’s Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (20o9, Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

09. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water” (down 1)
Album: Travelling Like The Light (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

08. KE$HA, “Your Love Is My Drug” (up 1)
Album: Animal (2010, Kemosabe/RCA Records)
Peak: #8

07. JACK JOHNSON, “You And Your Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: To The Sea (2010, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

06. MIKE POSNER, “Cooler Than Me” (steady, fourth week)
Album: 31 Minutes To Takeoff (2010, J Records)
Peak: #4

05. JOHN MAYER featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Half Of My Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. SARA BAREILLES, “King Of Anything” (steady, second week)
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart (2010, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. ROB THOMAS, “Mockingbird” (steady, third week)
Album: Cradlesong (2009, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. NICKELBACK, “This Afternoon” (steady, second week)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “California Gurls” (steady, second week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 14, 2017

“Money” changes everything.

DEBUTS
40. Skip Marley – Calm Down
39. Tom Walker – Just You And I
38. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – In My World
37. Miley Cyrus – Malibu | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens – Reminding Me (31)
20. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (28)
17. Paramore – Hard Times (24)
07. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (13)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. New Politics – One Of Us (10) | PEAK: #10
09. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Julia Michaels – Issues (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (13) | PEAK: #07
06. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Imagine Dragons – Believer (05) | PEAK: #03
04. Lorde – Green Light (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. James TW – Ex (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. LANY – ILYSB (2)
2. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (1)
3. TLC – Way Back (5)
4. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (4)
5. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (8)
6. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (7)
7. Jasmine Thompson – Old Friends (-)
8. John Mayer – In The Blood (-)
9. Oh Wonder – Ultralife (9)
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (-)

In The Mix:
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – So Close (new)
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Billy Raffoul – Driver
Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls
LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love
Mary Lambert – Know Your Name
Milky Chance – Blossom (new)
Saint Motel – Destroyer
Welshly Arms – Legendary (new)
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • Four new songs break into this week’s chart, led by Miley Cyrus‘s “Malibu” at #37. Cyrus’s single debuted on Thursday and climbed to #1 on iTunes, while also making a speedy entry on the pop radio chart thanks to hourly airplay from iHeartMedia stations on the afternoon of its release. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie‘s “In My World” enters at #38; that marks the legendary Fleetwood Mac members’ first hit as a duo. At 73, McVie is now the oldest artist to ever appear on my list, besting 71-year-old Mike Love’s contribution to 2012’s “That’s Why God Made The Radio” (#28) by The Beach Boys.
  • Newcomer Tom Walker rolls into the #39 slot with “Just You And I”, which is featured on his recent EP release, Blessings. The Scottish singer/songwriter’s track heads to Hot AC radio in June, and then to Top 40 radio in July. Finally, entering this week at #40 is Skip Marley and his second top 40 single, “Calm Down”. You’ll recall that he’s featured on Katy Perry‘s #1 song “Chained To The Rhythm”, which recently spent four weeks atop my chart. (It drops to #11 this week.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 7, 2017

Jack’s right on “The Money”.

DEBUTS
37. Niall Horan – Slow Hands
36. HAIM – Want You Back | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Katy Perry – Bon Appétit (38)
29. Serena Ryder – Electric Love (34)
28. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Paramore – Hard Times (29)
19. DNCE – Kissing Strangers (24)
13. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (22) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. New Politics – One Of Us (11) | PEAK: #10
09. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Julia Michaels – Issues (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. Imagine Dragons – Believer (03) | PEAK: #03
04. James TW – Ex (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Lorde – Green Light (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (07) | PEAK: #02
01. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (1)
2. LANY – ILYSB (5)
3. Tom Walker – Just You And I (4)
4. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (3)
5. TLC – Way Back (6)
6. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – In My World (8)
7. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (7)
8. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (10)
9. Oh Wonder – Ultralife (9)
10. Skip Marley – Calm Down (-)

In The Mix:
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Billy Raffoul – Driver
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls
Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate
Jasmine Thompson – Old Friends (new)
John Mayer – In The Blood (new)
LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love Is Love (new)
Mary Lambert – Know Your Name
Saint Motel – Destroyer
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • We’ve had a fair amount of songs spending one or two weeks at the top this year, and that means there’s a new song climbing into the #1 slot again this week. Up 2-1, that would be “Don’t Take The Money” by Bleachers. It’s Jack Antonoff’s second #1 with that act, having previously spent a week at the top in 2014 with “I Wanna Get Better”. However, he also spent a massive 18 career weeks at #1 with fun., who ranked with “We Are Young” (two weeks), “Some Nights” (eight weeks) and “Carry On” (eight weeks) between 2012 and 2013. It’s great to have him back at the top!
  • This week’s Highest Debut is by sisters Alana, Danielle and Este Haim, coming in at #36 with “Want You Back”. It is the first single from the group’s forthcoming album Something To Tell You, due July 7. The three siblings previously reached my top 40 in 2013 with “The Wire”, which peaked at #11 in early 2014. Their new single impacts at Alternative radio in a little under two weeks, and I’m hoping it does well this summer at the format!
  • At #37 is this week’s other debut, “Slow Hands” by Niall Horan. It’s the second solo top 40 song for the singer who first hit as a part of One Direction, and it follows “This Town”, which spent a week at #1. Horan’s debut makes it three members of that popular act who are currently in the countdown on their own, with Harry Styles (“Sign Of The Times”, #2) and ZAYN (“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, #27) also present.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 30, 2017

Praise the Lorde.

DEBUTS
40. FRANKIE featuring Marc E. Bassy – Problems Problems
38. Katy Perry – Bon Appétit
37. Foster The People – Doing It For The Money | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Serena Ryder – Electric Love (39)
33. Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens – Reminding Me (40)
29. Paramore – Hard Times (34)
22. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (30) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. Scott Helman – Kind Complicated (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (06) | PEAK: #05
08. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (11) | PEAK: #07
06. James TW – Ex (07) | PEAK: #07
05. Julia Michaels – Issues (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Imagine Dragons – Believer (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Lorde – Green Light (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (2)
2. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (1)
3. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (3)
4. Tom Walker – Just You And I (6)
5. LANY – ILYSB (5)
6. TLC – Way Back (8)
7. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (7)
8. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – In My World (10)
9. Oh Wonder – Ultralife (-)
10. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (-)

In The Mix:
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Billy Raffoul – Driver (new)
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls (new)
Ingrid Michaelson – Celebrate (new)
Mary Lambert – Know Your Name (new)
Saint Motel – Destroyer
Skip Marley – Calm Down (new)
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • Three new songs make this week’s top 40, and the highest of them is the latest single for California’s Foster The People. A surprise EP called III just dropped from the quartet (formerly trio) on Thursday, and one of the three cuts from it, “Doing It For The Money”, debuts at #37. In 2014, the guys reached my top ten with “Coming Of Age” (#3) and “Best Friend” (#6), the first two singles off their Supermodel album. (A third single, “Are You What You Want To Be?”, peaked at #16.) Is their new one bound for a top ten peak as well? We’ll see very soon.
  • Katy Perry (and featured artist Skip Marley) recently topped my chart for four weeks with “Chained To The Rhythm”. In this week’s top 40, it’s down to #4, but Perry doesn’t miss a beat, debuting at #38 with “Bon Appétit”. It’s the second release from her forthcoming album, which we still don’t know much about. “Rhythm” recently peaked at #8 on the pop radio chart, making it Perry’s lowest-charting lead single ever at the format, and its first week total of 174 adds is now a record for a song that failed to hit #1 in the PPW (plays-per-week) era.
  • Finally, at #40, is the second top 40 single for FRANKIE. Originally released in early 2015 via Nashville label South By Sea and subsequently picked up by RCA later that year, “Problems Problems” was just reissued with singer Marc E. Bassy. It’s been just under year since the act first hit my top 40 with “New Obsession”, which hit #24. Bassy led the band 2AM Club to one top 40 single, “Worry About You” (#22), on my chart in 2010, though he had a top ten Rhythmic radio hit last year with the G-Eazy-assisted “You & Me”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 23, 2017

My sweet Lorde.

DEBUTS
40. Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens – Reminding Me
39. Serena Ryder – Electric Love
34. Paramore – Hard Times
30. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. DNCE featuring Nicki Minaj – Kissing Strangers (37)
11. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (21) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
05. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (06) | PEAK: #02
08. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (08) | PEAK: #08
07. James TW – Ex (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (12) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Believer (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Julia Michaels – Issues (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Lorde – Green Light (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (1)
2. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (2)
3. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (4)
4. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (3)
5. LANY – ILYSB (5)
6. Tom Walker – Just You And I (10)
7. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (9)
8. TLC – Way Back (-)
9. FRANKIE featuring Marc E. Bassy – Problems Problems (-)
10. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – In My World (-)

In The Mix:
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
Oh Wonder – Ultralife
Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin
Saint Motel – Destroyer
The Cranberries – Why
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • There’s a new song at the top this week: “Green Light” by New Zealand-born singer Lorde, which rises from 3-1 in its eighth week in the top 40. It’s the first single from the forthcoming album Melodrama, which is due June 16. The song continues to perform well at Alternative and Triple A radio, where it still resides in the top ten, though it’s been pulled from formats such as CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC, managing to quickly make the top 20 on both charts. “Light” co-writer/producer Jack Antonoff looks to be the one to displace his own song at the top, as “Don’t Take The Money” (Bleachers) soars from 12-5. Check back to see that battle continue in the next couple of weeks…
  • Three of this week’s four entries feature lead vocals by Canadian artists, with the highest being “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (#30) by Toronto’s Shawn Mendes. It’s his fourth top 40 song. Debuting at #39 is another Toronto singer: Serena Ryder and the title track from her EP Electric Love. Finally, at #40, is the new single from Shawn Hook, born in the town of Castlegar in British Columbia. “Reminding Me” features American singer and actress Vanessa Hudgens, who earns her first top 40 hit on my chart since “Come Back To Me”, which reached #13 in December 2006. (American act Paramore gets a #34 debut this week with “Hard Times”.)

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