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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 27, 2007

Get ready for “Story” time.

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 twelve years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 27, 2007…

Debuts:
40. THE FRAY, “All At Once”
39. ROZ BELL, “Yesterday Man”
37. BOYS LIKE GIRLS, “The Great Escape”

Biggest Mover(s):
LIFEHOUSE, “First Time” (29-17, twelve spots)

10. BRANDI CARLILE, “The Story” (up 3)
Album: The Story (2007, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

09. JAMES MORRISON, “You Give Me Something” (down 2)
Album: Undiscovered (2007, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

08. JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beautiful Disaster” (up 1)
Album: Indiana (2007, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #6

07. DBCLIFFORD, “Don’t Wanna” (up 1)
Album: Recyclable (2007, Sony BMG Records – Canada)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. KAISER CHIEFS, “Ruby” (down 1)
Album: Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. ELLIOTT YAMIN, “Wait For You” (up 1)
Album: Elliott Yamin (2007, Hickory/RED Records)
Peak: #5

04. DARREN HAYES, “Who Would Have Thought?” (steady, second week)
Album: This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007, Powdered Sugar Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Everything” (steady, second week)
Album: Call Me Irresponsible (2007, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. NICKELBACK, “If Everyone Cared” (steady, fourth week)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. MAROON 5, “Makes Me Wonder” (steady, ninth week)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: July 27, 2008

New Kiss on the block.

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 ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of July 27, 2008…

Debuts:
40. ERIC HUTCHINSON, “Rock And Roll”

Biggest Mover(s):
LEONA LEWIS, “Better In Time” (39-29, ten spots)

10. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

09. KATY PERRY, “I Kissed A Girl” (steady, fourth week)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beating My Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: OK Now (2008, Island Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

07. DANIEL POWTER, “Next Plane Home” (steady, second week)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. DELTA GOODREM, “In This Life” (steady, second week)
Album: Delta (2008, Mercury/Decca Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, “Summertime” (down 1)
Album: The Block (2008, Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (up 1)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (down 2)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Realize” (up 1)
Album: Coco (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life” (up 1)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 14, 2008

"So" eight years ago.

“So” eight years ago.

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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 14, 2008…

Debuts:
37. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Keeps Gettin’ Better”
35. SNOW PATROL, “Take Back The City”

Biggest Mover(s):
GAVIN DEGRAW, “Cheated On Me” (39-30, ten spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE, “Broken” (up 1)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

09. KID ROCK, “All Summer Long” (down 1)
Album: Rock N Roll Jesus (2008, Top Dog/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8

08. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life” (down 4)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

07. O.A.R., “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” (steady, third week)
Album: All Sides (2008, Everfine/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

06. LEONA LEWIS, “Better In Time” (steady, third week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beating My Heart” (down 2)
Album: OK Now (2008, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #3 for six weeks

04. P!NK, “So What” (up 5)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. DELTA GOODREM, “In This Life” (up 2)
Album: Delta (2008, Mercury/Decca Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (steady, third week)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Next Plane Home” (steady, third week)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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TOP TEN: One Summery Summary

Four reasons to love the season.

Four reasons to love the season.

With Memorial Day Weekend in full swing, the unofficial start of summer has begun. It’s time to get out the swimsuit, the shades and the sunblock, because looking like a lobster is so not in style (unless, of course, you are a lobster, but then you wouldn’t be at a computer reading this.) Summer may be about fashion and fitness, but it’s also a season of great music. The turnover on my list has been pretty striking from week-to-week recently, as those summer song contenders make themselves known, but it appears a dominant “summer” title song won’t be around on pop radio this year. (You’ll have to go to the country chart for that one.)

We’ve handled topics about summer songs before: national hits from past decades, radio races, etc. However, I haven’t covered a countdown of the top “summer” hits from my own personal chart. After all, the results of my top ten songs are different from the usual set of classics. A lot of these songs came and went, some without much life at all, but it’s still nice to give them a spin or two. So, if you’re ready for some vacation vibes, jump into this pop pool with some splashy stats from my survey:

(List is based on total chart points during the full run of each song.)

10. JESSIE JAMES, “Boys In The Summer” (2010)
Album: (single only) (Mercury Records)
Peak: #27

09. SEALS & CROFTS, “Summer Breeze ’04” (2004)
Album: (single only) (Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #27

08. JON MCLAUGHLIN featuring SARA BAREILLES, “Summer Is Over” (2012)
Album: Promising Promises (Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #23 for two weeks

07. MATTHEW MORRISON, “Summer Rain” (2011)
Album: Matthew Morrison (Mercury Records)
Peak: #18 for two weeks

06. THE CORRS, “Summer Sunshine” (2004)
Album: Borrowed Heaven (Atlantic Records)
Peak: #13 for three weeks

05. AEROSMITH, “Girls Of Summer” (2002)
Album: O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits (Columbia/Geffen Records)
Peak: #9

04. MATT NATHANSON, “Gold In The Summertime” (2015)
Album: Show Me Your Fangs (Vanguard Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

03. KID ROCK, “All Summer Long” (2008)
Album: Rock N Roll Jesus (Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8

02. MAROON 5, “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…” (2015)
Album: V (reissue) (Interscope Records)
Peak: #5

01. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, “Summertime” (2008)
Album: The Block (Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

Have any older summer favorites? Still madly in love with the boys of NKOTB? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter: click the “Get Social!” tab above to find us on there.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 7, 2008

The "Heart" of the chart.

The “Heart” of the chart.

It is time for yet 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’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the end of my second full week of college and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2008…

Debuts:
40. GABE DIXON BAND, “Till You’re Gone”
39. GAVIN DEGRAW, “Cheated On Me”

Biggest Mover:
SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (38-30) (8 spots)

10. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (down 2)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

09. PINK, “So What” (up 3)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

08. KID ROCK, “All Summer Long” (up 3)
Album: Rock N Roll Jesus (2008, Top Dog/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8

07. O.A.R., “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” (steady, second week)
Album: All Sides (2008, Everfine/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

06. LEONA LEWIS, “Better In Time” (steady, second week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. DELTA GOODREM, “In This Life” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Delta (2008, Mercury/Decca Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

04. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life” (steady, third week)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beating My Heart” (steady, sixth week)
Album: OK Now (2008, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #3 for six weeks

02. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (steady, second week)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Next Plane Home” (steady, second week)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 31, 2008

"Time" keeps flowing like a river...

“Time” keeps flowing like a river…

After a little time off, we’re back with another round of way back wonders on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Let’s take a trip back to that always awkward freshman year of college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2008…

Debuts:
40. JAMES MORRISON, “You Make It Real”
38. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional”
35. ARTISTS STAND UP TO CANCER, “Just Stand Up!”

Biggest Mover:
DAVID ARCHULETA, “Crush” (25-18) (7 spots)

10. SARA BAREILLES, “Bottle It Up” (down 2)
Album: Little Voice (2007, Epic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

09. KATY PERRY, “I Kissed A Girl” (down 2)
Album: One Of The Boys (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. JASON MRAZ, “I’m Yours” (down 2)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

07. O.A.R., “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)” (up 2)
Album: All Sides (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

06. LEONA LEWIS, “Better In Time” (up 5)
Album: Spirit (2008, J/Syco Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. DELTA GOODREM, “In This Life” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Delta (2008, Mercury/Decca Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

04. DAVID COOK, “The Time Of My Life” (steady, third week)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. JON MCLAUGHLIN, “Beating My Heart” (steady, five weeks)
Album: OK Now (2008, Island Records)
Peak: #3 for five weeks

02. COLDPLAY, “Viva La Vida” (down 1)
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008, Parlophone/Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Next Plane Home” (up 1)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2012 – #100 to #86 (Post 1 of 11)

Don't "try" to knock her down.

Don’t “try” to knock her down.

From now until New Year’s Eve, I’ll be counting down my top 100 songs of the year as I’ve been tabulating over the past few weeks. Every week, I make a top 40 list, and each position gets a certain amount of points, plus, I add in some extra points for weeks at #1, which goes towards their yearly total. The survey period is from December 4, 2011 to November 25, 2012. 177 songs ranked in the top 40 at some point this year, an increase of eleven from last year, which means that the pace picked up a little bit. Ties are broken by (1) peak position, then (2) weeks at peak position, and then (3) number of weeks on chart should it go that far. Everything from the top of the pops is in here: boy bands, bubblegum, country, dance, rock, and all the surprise hits and major under-performers in-between. Of course, I’ll be commenting on them as well, but I’m saving the good stuff until we get towards the top tier of the top 100. Let’s start the countdown!

100. Martin Solveig – The Night Out (138 points) (PEAK: #22)
Second top-40 hit on my chart for this French DJ, the first of which earned him a main credit without him singing a note. That was “Hello”, which featured vocals by Canadian band Dragonette; it peaked at #9 for two weeks last year.

099. Green Day – Oh Love (142 points) (PEAK: #22)
2012 was an eventful one for the band which saw their lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, go to rehab after a tantrum seen around the world at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. This was the band’s only charting single from the era.

098. Big Time Rush – Windows Down (143 points) (PEAK: #21)
Originally recorded as a demo by Ke$ha, this became the boy band’s biggest hit on my survey to date. It samples “Song 2” by Blur.

097. Neon Trees – Lessons In Love (All Day, All Night) (151 points) (PEAK: #18)
This Utah-based band just missed the top 100 with “Everybody Talks” (#101), a song that became their second big mainstream hit. “Lessons” peaked at #17 a week after the 2012 chart year ended. It also shares its main title with a #12 Hot 100 hit for Level 42 back in 1987.

096. Matt Cardle – Amazing (156 points) (PEAK: #21)
Final single from Cardle’s debut album Letters. It was the highest charting release from it.

095. Pink – Try (161 points) (PEAK: #7)
This was #7 at the close of the chart year in November, but has since gone onto make the top 3. Four of her songs have spent time at the top of my top 40. Nelly Furtado also appeared in the top ten with a separate song also called “Try” in 2004.

094. Bridgit Mendler – Ready Or Not (162 points) (PEAK: #21)
Mendler is the latest Disney kid to make my personal chart. This one also became a minor hit on the CHR survey; the first Disney-related act to make it there was quintet The Party, who made the top 20 in early 1992 with “In My Dreams”.

093. Taylor Swift – Eyes Open [from “The Hunger Games”] (162 points) (PEAK: #21)
First of a handful of songs written for motion pictures in the top 100 this year. The rest will be coming in a few posts’ time.

092. Jon McLaughlin featuring Sara Bareilles – Summer Is Over (164 points) (PEAK: #23)
Lowest peaking song in the top 100 of the year; it spent two weeks at #23. It was the third charting hit for McLaughlin and the seventh for Bareilles. It peaked during the Spring, a good enough reason for it to chart so low.

091. Lady Antebellum – We Owned The Night (165 points) (PEAK: #5)
This hit #5 back in November of 2011. The group has one other song in the top 100 of the year.

090. Javier Colon featuring Natasha Bedingfield – As Long As We Got Love (167 points) (PEAK: #20)
Colon made my New & Active between August and October 2003 with his major-label debut single, “Crazy”. (He was just credited as Javier back then.) Bedingfield has one more song to come.

089. Zedd featuring Matthew Koma – Spectrum (168 points) (PEAK: #19)
First charting single for the Russian-born and German-raised DJ and the New York-born singer. Koma’s current girlfriend, Carly Rae Jepsen, will be charting much later on with two entries.

088. David Cook – Fade Into Me (171 points) (PEAK: #15)
Last single for the American Idol winner before he was dropped by RCA Records. Of his five charting singles, this was the lowest ranking in terms of weekly peak.

087. Matt Cardle – It’s Only Love (173 points) (PEAK: #20)
This is Cardle’s highest of two songs on the year-end survey. “Anyone Else”, his current single, should be a safe bet to make the top 100 next year.

086. Jason Mraz – 93 Million Miles (173 points) (PEAK: #10)
This was at #10 at the close of the chart year in November. It has since risen to #7. Mraz has one more song to go in the top 100.

Join me back here tomorrow as I reveal #85 through #71. What’s coming up, you ask? How about a glam fam, pom-poms and shopping carts? Intrigued? Stay tuned…

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