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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 27, 2019

Could be number one, baby.

Oh baby! It’s another week of great releases on the schedule, including larger country, rock and rap sets that will get you streaming away. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

DABABY – Kirk (iTunes)
Features: the streaming hit “Intro”, as well as featured appearances by Migos, Nicki Minaj and more

JON PARDI – Heartache Medication (iTunes)
Features: the title track, a current top 20 song on the Country radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Becky Hill‘s Get To Know (iTunes), Boy & Bear‘s Suck On Light (iTunes), Drax Project‘s Drax Project (iTunes), Eric Bellinger‘s Saved By The Bellinger (iTunes), Hellyeah‘s Welcome Home (iTunes), Kevin Gates‘s I’m Him (iTunes), Kristin Chenoweth‘s For The Girls (iTunes), Marc E. Bassy‘s PMD (iTunes), Pitbull‘s Libertad 548 (iTunes), Sturgill Simpson‘s Sound & Fury (iTunes), Tegan & Sara‘s Hey, I’m Just Like You (iTunes), The Beatles‘s Abbey Road (Super Deluxe) (iTunes), Whiskey Myers‘s Whiskey Myers (iTunes), Judy (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Adam Lambert‘s Velvet: Side A (iTunes), Astrid S‘s Down Low (iTunes), James Droll‘s Self Sacrifice (iTunes), John Newman‘s A.N.i.M.A.L. (iTunes), Love Fame Tragedy‘s I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It (iTunes), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds‘s This Is The Place (iTunes), nothing,nowhere. & Travis Barker‘s Bloodlust (iTunes), Push Baby‘s Woah (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All The Way (Stay)” and “Love Never”, Jimmy Eat World (iTunes)
“Almost Heaven”, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon (iTunes)
“Angel With Tattoos”, Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Baby, Let’s Do This”, Cade Foehner (iTunes)
“Bad Girlfriend”, Olivia Holt (iTunes)
“Be Fine”, Ekali featuring Wafia (iTunes)
“Bloodshot” and “Waste”, Dove Cameron (iTunes)
“Boys Like You”, Dodie (iTunes)
“Bring It On Home”, American Authors featuring Phillip Phillips & Maddie Poppe (iTunes)
“Broke Me Down”, Janine (iTunes)
“Bullet To The Heart”, Jackson Wang (iTunes)
“Caught Up In The Landslide”, Kim Churchill (iTunes)
“Cold Heart”, Luh Kel (iTunes)
“Cynical”, Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
“DNA (Acoustic)”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Don’t Say A Word”, Consoul Trainin & Lewis Watson (iTunes)
“Extra Fr!es”, Ilira (iTunes)
“Everything Sucks”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“Fado”, Milky Chance (iTunes)
“Fendi”, PnB Rock featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz (iTunes)
“Finally Feel Good”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Freedom Rings”, Brandy (iTunes)
“Fresh Laundry”, Allie X (iTunes)
“From Out Of Nowhere”, Jeff Lynne’s ELO (iTunes)
“Games”, Tessa Violet (iTunes)
“Get Over You”, Stefan Benz (iTunes)
“Good Thing”, Zedd & Kehlani (iTunes)
“Haunted Heart”, Christina Aguilera (iTunes)
“Her Love Is Killin’ Me”, Huey Lewis & The News (iTunes)
“High On Your Love”, Armin Van Buuren featuring James Newman (iTunes)
“History Of Violence”, Theory Of A Deadman (iTunes)
“Hold On”, Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Holy Water”, Galantis (iTunes)
“Home Alone”, Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“Hotel Room”, Lauren Sanderson (iTunes)
“Hurts The Most”, Rationale & Ayelle (iTunes)
“I Hope You’re Happy Now”, Carly Pearce + Lee Brice (iTunes)
“I Think I Luv Her”, Tyla Yaweh featuring YG (iTunes)
“If You’re Happy Now”, Peter Thomas (iTunes)
“Lean On Me”, Illy featuring Robinson (iTunes)
“Lie”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Diplo & Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Lonely Generation”, Echosmith (iTunes)
“Magic”, Aijia (iTunes)
“Mixed Emotions”, Emily Weisband (iTunes)
“Navy Blue”, Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“Never Alone”, Felix Jaehn & Mesto featuring VCATION (iTunes)
“Nothing Is Wrong”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“Oblivion”, Zayde Wølf x Neoni (iTunes)
“October Eyes”, Alt Bloom (iTunes)
“Only In My Dreams”, Lowen (iTunes)
“Pick Up Your Phone”, JC Stewart (iTunes)
“Play With Me”, Electric Guest (iTunes)
“Right Here”, Keshi (iTunes)
“Rushing Back”, Flume featuring Vera Blue (iTunes)
“Safe With You”, Delaney Jane (iTunes)
“Slide”, H.E.R. featuring YG (iTunes)
“Something Has To Change”, The Japanese House (iTunes)
“South Of The Border (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Ed Sheeran featuring Camila Cabello & Cardi B (iTunes)
“Stretch You Out”, Summer Walker featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Table For 2”, Alok & IRO (iTunes)
“The Other Side (Acoustic)”, Justin Klump (iTunes)
“To Me”, Alina Baraz (iTunes)
“Trampoline”, SHAED & ZAYN (iTunes)
“Truth Hurts (Remix)”, Lizzo featuring AB6IX (iTunes)
“Wanted”, NOTD & Daya (iTunes)
“Wave”, Meghan Trainor featuring Mike Sabath (iTunes)
“When We Were Young”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Wild Girl”, Kito & Empress Of (iTunes)
“Wonder”, Phil Good (iTunes)
“Writing On The Wall”, French Montana featuring Post Malone, Cardi B & Rvssian (iTunes)
“You Are Losing Me”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Your Best Friend Is A Hater”, Emotional Oranges (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Brantley Gilbert, Dermot Kennedy, Sabrina Claudio, Wilco and more. 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: August 23, 2015

A World of chart 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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 23, 2015…

Debuts:
40. CONNELL CRUISE, “Into The Wild”
39. JAMIE LAWSON, “Wasn’t Expecting That”

Biggest Mover(s):
(see #5 below)

10. AMERICAN AUTHORS, “Go Big Or Go Home” (down 4)
Album: What We Live For (2016, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #4

09. JUKEBOX THE GHOST, “Postcard” (down 2)
Album: Jukebox The Ghost (2015, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

08. GAVIN JAMES, “The Book Of Love” (down 3)
Album: Bitter Pill (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. SHAWN MENDES, “Stitches” (up 1)
Album: Handwritten (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #5

06. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Run Away With Me” (up 5)
Album: E·MO·TION (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

05. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Hold Each Other” (up 7)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

04. WALK THE MOON, “Different Colors” (down 1)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. RØMANS, “Uh Huh” (down 2)
Album: Overthinking – Pt. 1 (EP) (2015, Roc Nation Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. JOHN NEWMAN, “Come And Get It” (up 2)
Album: Revolve (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. DURAN DURAN featuring JANELLE MONÁE and NILE RODGERS, “Pressure Off” (up 1)
Album: Paper Gods (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 30, 2015

“Down” for some 2015 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 three years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of August 30, 2015…

Debuts:
39. BOY & BEAR, “Walk The Wire”
36. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Wildest Dreams”

Biggest Mover(s):
NATE RUESS, “Great Big Storm” (23-16, seven spots)

10. GAVIN JAMES, “The Book Of Love” (down 2)
Album: Bitter Pill (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. JUKEBOX THE GHOST, “Postcard” (steady, second week)
Album: Jukebox The Ghost (2015, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

08. ONE DIRECTION, “Drag Me Down” (up 5)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. WALK THE MOON, “Different Colors” (down 3)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

06. SHAWN MENDES, “Stitches” (up 1)
Album: Handwritten (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #5

05. RØMANS, “Uh Huh” (down 2)
Album: Overthinking – Pt. 1 (EP) (2015, Roc Nation Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Run Away With Me” (up 2)
Album: E·MO·TION (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

03. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Hold Each Other” (up 2)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. JOHN NEWMAN, “Come And Get It” (steady, second week)
Album: Revolve (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. DURAN DURAN featuring JANELLE MONÁE and NILE RODGERS, “Pressure Off” (steady, second week)
Album: Paper Gods (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 6, 2015

“Run Away” into the past with us!

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 September 6, 2015…

Debuts:
40. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS, “High Dive”
39. MAROON 5, “Feelings”

Biggest Mover(s):
GAVIN JAMES, “Bitter Pill” (30-20, ten spots)

10. X AMBASSADORS, “Renegades” (up 1)
Album: VHS (2015, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

09. JUKEBOX THE GHOST, “Postcard” (steady, third week)
Album: Jukebox The Ghost (2015, Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for seven weeks

08. WALK THE MOON, “Different Colors” (down 1)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. RØMANS, “Uh Huh” (down 2)
Album: Overthinking – Pt. 1 (EP) (2015, Roc Nation Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. ONE DIRECTION, “Drag Me Down” (up 2)
Album: Made In The A.M. (2015, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. SHAWN MENDES, “Stitches” (up 1)
Album: Handwritten (2015, Island/Republic Records)
Peak: #5

04. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, “Run Away With Me” (steady, second week)
Album: E·MO·TION (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

03. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Hold Each Other” (steady, second week)
Album: When The Morning Comes (2015, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. JOHN NEWMAN, “Come And Get It” (steady, third week)
Album: Revolve (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. DURAN DURAN featuring JANELLE MONÁE and NILE RODGERS, “Pressure Off” (steady, third week)
Album: Paper Gods (2015, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #20-11

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

In the next ten songs on this year’s Top 100, two cuts from one of my favorite albums of the year, the U.K. hit that should’ve gone to radio this summer and didn’t, the case of two “Heartbeat” hits and their battle for airtime, plus, a whole lot more. So, shall we? Let’s get back into the Top 100 of 2015 at #20…

John Newman
020. JOHN NEWMAN – “Come And Get It”
Label: Republic
Album: Revolve
Peak: #2 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Shortly after Newman’s leadoff single debuted and peaked at #5 in his native U.K., an adds date at CHR/Top 40 radio was posted for the song at the end of August. I was pretty excited, as were a few other people. Then, his U.S. label, Republic Records, decided to pull it, and an impact week was never rescheduled. No additional singles from the album have entered so far.

Life Of Dillon
019. LIFE OF DILLON – “Overload”
Label: Disruptor/Epic
Album: Prologue (EP)
Peak: #2

Top 40 Trivia: Though their act mentions a Dillon, no members of this trio are actually named that. David, Joe and Robert find themselves telling the story of their band name’s origin quite a bit, recalling the memory of meeting a carefree surfer in Brazil. An unexpected encounter with the man, named Dillon, and the travel stories he shared to the three guys led to the name of their trio.

One Direction
018. ONE DIRECTION – “Drag Me Down”
Label: Syco/Columbia
Album: Made In The A.M.
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: 2015 marked the year that this boy band’s #1 streak on the Billboard 200 album chart came to an end, thanks to a boy by the name of Bieber. Justin Bieber‘s Purpose gave the young singer a major career boost and a strong #1 set, leaving an upset fan base to take in the disappointment of a, still very solid, #2 entry for the four. It’s their last studio album before a hiatus.

Carly Rae Jepsen
017. CARLY RAE JEPSEN – “I Really Like You”
Label: Interscope
Album: E•MO•TION
Peak: #1 for one week

Top 40 Trivia: You couldn’t miss actor Tom Hanks in the music video for Jepsen’s former #1 on my chart, but did you know the 59-year-old star was in another video earlier this year? It was a short cameo filmed for his wife Rita Wilson’s “Girls Night In” clip, which was released as a stand-alone single in March. Could the Big and Forrest Gump actor participate in more videos next year?

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
016. MARK RONSON featuring BRUNO MARS – “Uptown Funk!”
Label: RCA
Album: Uptown Special
Peak: #3 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: The number of writers in this single’s credits grew quite a bit during its time in the national spotlight. I guess it’s not the biggest surprise given its nostalgic sound. The total currently stands at 11, five of which belong to The Gap Band for the sampling of “Oops! Upside Your Head”, a 1980 R&B hit. Mars and Ronson are credited as both writers and producers on “Funk”.

Mat Kearney
015. MAT KEARNEY – “Heartbeat”
Label: Republic
Album: Just Kids
Peak: #2 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: In January of this year, American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson released a single titled “Heartbeat Song”, and as her leadoff singles do, it quickly soared into the top ten at Hot AC radio. Well, Hot AC is the format that Kearney does the best at, and his single was pulled several weeks later. It was a crushing blow for sure, but it did end up higher on my Top 100 for the year!

Carly Rae Jepsen
014. CARLY RAE JEPSEN – “Run Away With Me”
Label: Interscope
Album: E•MO•TION
Peak: #2 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: In perhaps one of the weirder chart runs this year, this single managed a week at #50 in August on the pop radio survey, then began to crash downward. Several weeks later, the song began to rise again thanks to a very late block add by the two dozen or so stations that are owned by Cumulus Media. Sadly, it didn’t do much in its second run, but Jepsen’s track is still lovely.

A Great Big World
013. A GREAT BIG WORLD – “Hold Each Other”
Label: Black Magnetic/Epic
Album: When The Morning Comes
Peak: #1 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: When “Hold” hit the top spot in September, this New York duo, made up of Ian Axel and Chad King, became the latest twosome to have two #1 hits on my survey. Those duos include the brother-sister act named Boomkat (“The Wreckoning” and “What U Do 2 Me”) and England’s Graffiti6 (“Free” and “Stare Into The Sun”.) Will the two guys find an “Oasis” at #1 next?

Taylor Swift
012. TAYLOR SWIFT – “Style”
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Album: 1989
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This is the last of Swift’s four songs to make my Top 100 of the year, which makes her the top solo female on my chart for 2015. The most stylish hit on my chart until her chart-topper reached the summit was “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)” by Blu Cantrell, which peaked at #2 during the summer of 2001. Unfortunately, Swift never welcomed her on stage for a surprise duet.

Causes
011. CAUSES – “Teach Me How To Dance With You”
Label: RCA (U.K.)
Album: Under Bridges That You Built For Me
Peak: #2 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This song was recently reissued at both retail and streaming platforms here ahead of the release of the quartet’s debut album. In its original chart run in The Netherlands, the song peaked at #21, but was certified Platinum and recently jumped past five million streams on Spotify. As the act looks forward to 2016, we’ll see how Causes and their effect play out on the charts.

Tomorrow, it’s into the top ten, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 4, 2015

Another Big #1 for Chad and Ian.

Two Great Big weeks at the top.

DEBUTS
40. JR JR – Gone
39. DNCE – Cake By The Ocean | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
29. Rob Thomas – Hold On Forever (34)
25. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Newman – Come And Get It (07) | PEAK: #02
09. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Gavin James – Bitter Pill (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Years & Years – Desire (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Causes – Walk On Water (06) | PEAK: #06
05. X Ambassadors – Renegades (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
03. One Direction – Drag Me Down (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Grace Mitchell – Jitter (5)
2. Grizfolk – Troublemaker (8)
3. Mackenzie Thoms – Conviction (2)
4. Wylder – Sunstroke (1)
5. John Newman featuring Charlie Wilson – Tiring Game (6)
6. James Morrison – Demons (7)
7. Harry Connick Jr. – (I Do) Like We Do (9)
8. Jeff Lynne’s ELO – When I Was A Boy (-)
9. Rudimental featuring Ed Sheeran – Lay It All On Me (-)
10. Secret Weapons – Something New (-)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Ben Rector – Brand New
Bronze Radio Return – Light Me Up
Bryan Adams – Brand New Day
David Cook – Criminals
Demi Lovato – Confident
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Green River Ordinance – Maybe It’s Time (Gravity)
Hippo Campus – South (new)
HØØNCH – Top (new)
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Matt Nathanson – Adrenaline
Max Frost – Withdrawal
Patrick James – In New Light (new)
Rachel Platten – Stand By You
Ruen Brothers – Aces (new)
Ryan Adams – Bad Blood
Ryan Corn – White Flag
Sia – Alive
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Front Bottoms – HELP (new)
The Score – Oh My Love
The Vamps – Wake Up (new)
Tori Kelly featuring Ed Sheeran – I Was Made For Loving You
Tor Miller – Carter & Cash (new)
X Ambassadors – Unsteady (new)
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • Two female soloists are tied for the Biggest Mover title this week: both “On My Mind” by Ellie Goulding (31-25) and “She Used To Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles (39-33) climb a healthy six notches this week. They’ll also be competing on the album listing when the two release their new sets on the same date, November 6. For Goulding, it’s Delirium, and for Bareilles, it’s What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress. Both songs are off to good starts, but how will they do in the long run? Stay tuned!
  • This week’s Highest Debut at #39 is from the new band called DNCE. Their song is “Cake By The Ocean”. You may know by now that the leader of this quartet is Joe Jonas, who previously recorded with the Jonas Brothers and as a soloist. That middle Jonas sibling, along with bassist Cole Whittle, drummer Jack Lawless and guitarist JinJoo Lee, comprise the act. It’s a little early to tell when they’ll issue their debut album, but you’ll be hearing a lot of this song during the fall.
  • The only other new entry this week is from another act that’s new to the countdown, JR JR. They climb aboard at #40 with “Gone”. They previously released material as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. until the summer of this year. The track is also charting at Alternative radio, which marks their first record to rank there as well. Their self-titled album dropped last week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 27, 2015

Another Big #1 for Chad and Ian.

A second Big #1 for Chad and Ian.

DEBUTS
40. BANNERS – Shine A Light
39. Sara Bareilles – She Used To Be Mine
38. Andy Grammer – Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)
37. Pentatonix – Can’t Sleep Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – High Dive (28)
13. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Gavin James – Bitter Pill (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Years & Years – Desire (12) | PEAK: #08
07. John Newman – Come And Get It (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Causes – Walk On Water (07) | PEAK: #06
05. X Ambassadors – Renegades (06) | PEAK: #05
04. One Direction – Drag Me Down (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (03) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Wylder – Sunstroke (1)
2. Mackenzie Thoms – Conviction (2)
3. DNCE – Cake By The Ocean (-)
4. JR JR – Gone (-)
5. Grace Mitchell – Jitter (6)
6. John Newman featuring Charlie Wilson – Tiring Game (8)
7. James Morrison – Demons (9)
8. Grizfolk – Troublemaker (-)
9. Harry Connick Jr. – (I Do) Like We Do (-)
10. David Cook – Criminals (7)

In The Mix:
Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Ben Rector – Brand New
Bronze Radio Return – Light Me Up (new)
Bryan Adams – Brand New Day
Demi Lovato – Confident
Grace – You Don’t Own Me
Grace Potter – Empty Heart
Green River Ordinance – Maybe It’s Time (Gravity)
Jeff Lynne’s ELO – When I Was A Boy (new)
JoJo – When Love Hurts
Matthew Koma – So F***in’ Romantic
Matt Nathanson – Adrenaline (new)
Max Frost – Withdrawal
Melanie Martinez – Pity Party
Rachel Platten – Stand By You
Rudimental featuring Ed Sheeran – Lay It All On Me (new)
Ryan Adams – Bad Blood
Ryan Corn – White Flag (new)
Sia – Alive (new)
The Band Perry – Live Forever
The Score – Oh My Love
Tori Kelly featuring Ed Sheeran – I Was Made For Loving You
Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug

Chart Notes:

  • We have a new one at the top this week, which marks the second #1 for the New York duo A Great Big World. They climb 2-1 with “Hold Each Other”, the first release from their forthcoming album Won’t Stop Running, which is due on November 13. The last time the guys were at the top was with “Already Home”, a single that landed them at #1 for seven weeks in a row and earned it the runner-up slot on my Top 100 of 2014. Of course, member Chad King was still Chad Vaccarino at the time, but hey, some things are bound to change in the process. Can’t wait to hear more music from them!
  • This week’s Highest Debut on my chart is by the American a cappella group that had one of the biggest-selling albums of last year, a seasonal effort called That’s Christmas To Me. It reached Platinum status and will likely sell well once again during a period around the holidays, though none of its tracks made my survey. Now, the four men and one woman who call their act Pentatonix have an original tune getting airplay at two formats called “Can’t Sleep Love”, and it enters my chart at #37. An album full of all new songs from the five performers is due out on October 16.
  • 31-year-old singer Andy Grammer had a huge era on my chart with his self-titled debut album, which featured the singles “Keep Your Head Up” (#2), “Fine By Me” (#4) and “Miss Me” (#1 for two weeks). His sophomore era has been a little more, how should I say it… inconsistent, perhaps? “Back Home” (#10) and “Honey, I’m Good” (#9) saw lower peaks, and the latest single from him at #38, “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)”, still isn’t his best work. Nevertheless, it seems as though radio is at least starting it off well. How far will it go for me? Stay tuned.
  • Four years ago, a song called “Rise Above 1” made it up to #6 on my weekly top 40 for actor/singer Reeve Carney and two featured members of the group U2, leader Bono and guitarist The Edge. It was also a minor hit on the Hot AC chart. That release marked the last song from the score of a musical (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark) to hit my chart… until now. Sara Bareilles enters at #39 with “She Used To Be Mine”, from the musical Waitress. Bareilles wrote the music and lyrics to the whole show.
  • Finally, down at #40, is the first chart hit for the singer/songwriter named BANNERS. His song is called “Shine A Light”, a glistening gem that hits radio in October. The act is just one person, Mike Nelson, who was raised in Liverpool and now lives in Toronto. You might remember his song “Ghosts” that debuted earlier this year under the name RAINES, though it’s been reissued recently under his new name.

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