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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 14, 2010

“You” know I enjoyed these songs…

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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 14, 2010…

Debuts:
40. ZAC BROWN BAND, “Highway 20 Ride”
39. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Today Was A Fairytale”
38. ANGEL TAYLOR, “Like You Do”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see below, #10)

10. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (up ten)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

09. BOYS LIKE GIRLS featuring TAYLOR SWIFT, “Two Is Better Than One” (up 6)
Album: Love Drunk (2009, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #9

08. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (up 1)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

07. THE FRAY, “Syndicate” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (steady, second week)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

04. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (steady, third week)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (steady, third week)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (steady, fifth week)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 12, 2017

The “Place” for Adam’s favorites.

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 two years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 12, 2017…

Debuts:
40. DEPECHE MODE, “Where’s The Revolution”

39. BLONDIE, “Fun”
38. STING, “One Fine Day”
31. KATY PERRY featuring SKIP MARLEY, “Chained To The Rhythm”

Biggest Mover(s):
IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer” (39-28, eleven spots)

10. ONEREPUBLIC, “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (steady, second week)
Album: Oh My My (2016, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “It’s Quiet Uptown” (down 3)
Album: The Hamilton Mixtape (2016, Hamilton Uptown/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. JOHN MAYER, “Love On The Weekend” (down 3)
Album: The Search For Everything (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. ADELE, “Water Under The Bridge” (down 3)
Album: 25 (2015, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. DANIEL POWTER, “Delicious” (up 3)
Album: Giants (EP) (2018, KDS Farrell/Warner Bros. Records – Japan)
Peak: #5

05. MUNA, “I Know A Place” (up 3)
Album: About U (2017, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. JULIA BRENNAN, “Inner Demons” (up 3)
Album: Inner Demons (EP) (2016, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3

03. LP, “Lost On You” (down 1)
Album: Lost On You (2016, Vagrant/BMG/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

02. ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (up 1)
Album: Fifty Shades Darker (Soundtrack) (2017, Universal Studios-Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. RAG’N’BONE MAN, “Human” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Human (2017, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2018: Part Four, 10-6

The top ten is here on Adam’s Top 100 of 2018! The cream of the pop is ready for you, so enjoy all the great music ahead…

The 2018 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 3, 2017 to the chart dated November 25, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 171 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 176 that did so in 2017.

10. KESHA featuring THE DAP-KINGS HORNS, “Woman”
Album: Rainbow
Label: Kemosabe/RCA
Peak: #1 for six weeks
Weeks: 24
Points: 686

This year had so many important women in the news, with some calling it the “Year Of The Woman” after the midterm election season. On my year-end survey, the first of three female artists in the top ten for 2018 is Kesha, who also claimed my #10 song for 2017 with “Praying” and recently debuted on my chart with “Here Comes The Change” from the movie On The Basis Of Sex, based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Is Kesha due to have my #10 song of 2019 with that soundtrack cut? We’ll see what happens next December.

09. ARIANA GRANDE, “No Tears Left To Cry”
Album: Sweetener
Label: Republic
Peak: #2 for five weeks
Weeks: 25
Points: 689

After a horrible bombing at her 2017 concert in Manchester, England, Grande persevered and so did her fans. Three singles off her current album have hit #1 or #2 on the Top 40 radio chart, with “thank u, next” (the title cut off her forthcoming album) soaring at radio and retail through the holidays. Though “No” stalled at #2 on my chart for five weeks without hitting the top, that total is well below the record. With a new and exciting era ready to dominate the charts internationally next year, the singer won’t be shedding many tears at all anytime soon.

08. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Younger”
Album: A Great Big World
Label: Epic
Peak: #1 for four weeks
Weeks: 24
Points: 690

One of the more consistent duos on my chart over the last few years is this act, comprised of Ian Axel and Chad King. This nostalgic tune is the first single off their forthcoming self-titled release, and it certainly brought back some memories for me, as it earned the two guys their third #1 hit on my list since 2014. In total, Axel and King have spent 15 career weeks at the top of my survey, following a seven-week run in 2014 for “Already Home” and a four-week run in 2015 for “Hold Each Other”. Will 2019 provide the men with another great big radio hit?

07. JOHN MAYER, “New Light”
Album: (single only)
Label: Snack Money/Columbia
Peak: #2 for two weeks
Weeks: 26
Points: 695

In a year that saw artists like Avril Lavigne and the Backstreet Boys reach #1 on my chart for the first time in well over a decade, this single by Mayer was well on its way to achieving the same. Unfortunately, it fell a bit short, but it was the performer’s highest-charting song since “Waiting On The World To Change”, a four-week chart-topper from October and November 2006 that ranked at #8 on that year’s list. Will the singer and songwriter finally have his next #1 track here in 2019, when he’s poised to release new music? Stay tuned for his “New” jam.

06. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss”
Album: Dua Lipa (Complete Edition)
Label: Columbia-Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for five weeks
Weeks: 27
Points: 729

Dua Lipa was pretty much everywhere in 2018, and rightfully so: the international superstar is making some incredible music right now. A collaboration with DJ/producer Calvin Harris becomes her highest-charting song of four on my year-end survey, which spent five weeks at #1 on my weekly list and topped plenty of national charts throughout Europe. Both performers have new music on the horizon, with Lipa’s soundtrack cut from Alita: Battle Angel (titled “Swan Song”) coming in the next few weeks. Until then, we can all “Kiss” this year goodbye.

Stay tuned for the final installment of the Top 100 of 2018 tomorrow…

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 19, 2006

“Life” in 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 12 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of November 19, 2006…

Debuts:
40. ROCCO DELUCA & THE BURDEN, “Colorful”
28. BLUE OCTOBER, “Into The Ocean”
24. MATT DUSK, “Back In Town”

Biggest Mover(s):
JOHN MAYER, “Belief” (up 40-32)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS, “Lovelight” (up 27-19, eight spots)

10. MAT KEARNEY, “Nothing Left To Lose” (steady, third week)
Album: Nothing Left To Lose (2006, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

09. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Hurt” (up 1)
Album: Back To Basics (2006, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for four weeks

08. SNOW PATROL, “Chasing Cars” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Eyes Open (2006, A&M Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

07. EVANESCENCE, “Call Me When You’re Sober” (down 2)
Album: The Open Door (2006, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #4

06. AUGUSTANA, “Boston” (steady, fourth week)
Album: All The Stars And Boulevards (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Streetcorner Symphony” (up 2)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

03. NICKELBACK, “Far Away” (down 2)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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

01. THE FRAY, “How To Save A Life” (up 3)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 21, 2003

That’s the Wayne of the world.

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 September 21, 2003:

Debuts:
39. SHERYL CROW, “The First Cut Is The Deepest”
37. OUTKAST, “Hey Ya!”
33. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible”
(see #10 below)

Biggest Mover(s):
JOSH KELLEY, “Amazing” (33-27)
O.A.R., “Hey Girl” (17-11, six spots)

10. PINK, “Trouble” (debut)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

09. MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (up 1)
Album: Coverage (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

08. LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (up 1)
Album: Liz Phair (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

07. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (down 3)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (up 1)
Album: My Soul (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Republic/Universal Records)
Peak: #4

04. DIDO, “White Flag” (up 1)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (down 2)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (up 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

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

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 16, 2018

Hittin’ the Shot spot.

DEBUTS
40. Mike Posner – Song About You
39. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan
38. Lukas Graham – Love Someone | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. KT Tunstall – The River (34)
26. Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (28) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
12. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (17)
(see #5 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – New Light (08) | PEAK: #02
09. Elle King – Shame (13) | PEAK: #09
08. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
07. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Natural (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (02) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (1)
2. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (4)
3. A Great Big World – You (7)
4. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (5)
5. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (10)
6. Lauren Daigle – You Say (-)
7. Phillip Phillips – Magnetic (8)
8. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (9)
9. David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone (-)
10. Gryffin & Elley Duhé – Tie Me Down (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls
Alesso – Remedy
Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind (new)
George Ezra – Hold My Girl
Hudson Taylor – Feel It Again (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Max Frost – Good Morning
Paul McCartney – Caesar Rock (new)
Steve Perry – No More Cryin’
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water

Chart Notes:

  • Continuing on cruise control on the hit highway, singer and songwriter George Ezra remains at #1 on my personal chart for the fifth week with “Shotgun”. It’s his eighth total week at the top so far this year. A pair of new top five songs by Imagine Dragons (“Natural”, up 6-4) and Dean Lewis (“Be Alright”, up 10-5) should compete for #1 in the coming weeks. Climbing six notches to score this week’s Biggest Movers, it’s the Hot AC flashback circa 2009 that you never knew you needed: “Memorized” is up 28-22 for Mat Kearney & RAC, while the Dave Matthews Band is up 32-26 with “Again And Again”. Further down, there are three debuts in the mix this week, led by the fourth top 40 entry for Lukas Graham; “Love Someone” bows at #38. It’s the first single to be released from 3 (The Purple Album), due October 26. Shawn Mendes is back in the top 40 at #39 with “Lost In Japan”. It follows “In My Blood”, which spent two weeks at #1 earlier this year. The future hit goes to Hot AC and Top 40 radio next month. Lastly, at #40, it’s the return of Mike Posner and his latest single, “Song About You”. Posner’s biggest entry to date on my chart is “Cooler Than Me”, which peaked at #4 in 2010, though he returned to the top ten in 2016 with “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”, peaking at #8.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 9, 2018

He’s certainly Staying around.

DEBUTS
39. Ariana Grande – Breathin
38. Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. KT Tunstall – The River (39)
32. Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again (37)
28. Mat Kearney & RAC – Memorized (33)
19. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (24)
17. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (25) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (10) | PEAK: #09
08. John Mayer – New Light (04) | PEAK: #02
07. Ben Rector – Drive (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Imagine Dragons – Natural (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (02) | PEAK: #02
01. George Ezra – Shotgun (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Anna Clendening – Boys Like You (3)
2. Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady – Didn’t I (1)
3. Lukas Graham – Love Someone (-)
4. LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) – Thunderclouds (8)
5. Steve Perry – No Erasin’ (6)
6. Robyn – Missing U (4)
7. A Great Big World – You (-)
8. Phillip Phillips – Magnetic (10)
9. Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly (-)
10. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell – Girls
Alesso – Remedy
Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone
Eric Hutchinson – She Could Be The One
George Ezra – Hold My Girl (new)
Janet Jackson – Made For Now
Lauren Daigle – You Say (new)
Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep
Matt Maeson – Cringe
Max Frost – Good Morning
Steve Perry – No More Cryin’ (new)
The Revivalists – All My Friends
The Spencer Lee Band – River Water
Thomas Abban – Sinner

Chart Notes:

  • George Ezra now has his longest-running #1 song on my chart with “Shotgun”, spending its fourth week at the summit. It’s the third single from his album Staying’s At Tamara’s, which is sure to produce even more hits as the year goes on. Two songs reach the top 40 this week, led by the first collaboration for Silk City (the duo featuring Diplo and Mark Ronson) and Dua Lipa at #38. “Electricity” is sparking on the sales and streaming charts ahead of its impact date at the Top 40 format this Tuesday. You’ll recall that Lipa spent five weeks at #1 on my chart earlier this year with “One Kiss”, a collaboration with Calvin Harris. It’s also a great week for Ariana Grande, who starts at #39 with “Breathin”, which charts concurrently with her prior Sweetener singles “God Is A Woman” (currently #11) and “No Tears Left To Cry” (#23). While “God” has yet to peak, “No” spent five weeks at #2.

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