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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 13, 2007

Simply top ten records.

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 13, 2007…

Debuts:
39. LIFEHOUSE, “First Time”
38. SIMPLY RED, “Stay”
34. BRANDON HEATH, “I’m Not Who I Was”
30. DARREN HAYES, “Step Into The Light”

Biggest Mover(s):
DBCLIFFORD, “Don’t Wanna” (21-11, ten spots)

10. LILY ALLEN, “Smile” (down 1)
Album: Alright, Still (2006, Capitol Records)
Peak: #9

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

08. ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (down 2)
Album: Meet The Robinsons (Soundtrack) (2007, Walt Disney/Melisma/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

07. DBCLIFFORD, “Simple Things” (steady, second week)
Album: Recyclable (2007, Sony BMG Records – Canada)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. ELLIOTT YAMIN, “Wait For You” (up 2)
Album: Elliott Yamin (2007, Hickory/RED Records)
Peak: #5

05. 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

04. KAISER CHIEFS, “Ruby” (steady, second week)
Album: Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

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

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

01. MAROON 5, “Makes Me Wonder” (steady, seventh 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: April 29, 2007

“Something” worth listening to…

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 April 29, 2007…

Debuts:
40. RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, “Going To A Town”
39. ROONEY, “When Did Your Heart Go Missing?”

Biggest Mover(s):
MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Everything” (27-17, ten spots)

10. LILY ALLEN, “Smile” (up 3)
Album: Alright, Still (2006, Capitol Records)
Peak: #9

09. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (down 3)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

08. DBCLIFFORD, “Simple Things” (down 1)
Album: Recyclable (2007, Sony BMG Records – Canada)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. DAUGHTRY, “It’s Not Over” (down 2)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

06. DARREN HAYES, “Who Would Have Thought?” (up 6)
Album: This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007, Powdered Sugar Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. KAISER CHIEFS, “Ruby” (up 3)
Album: Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (down 1)
Album: Meet The Robinsons (Soundtrack) (2007, Walt Disney/Melisma/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. NICKELBACK, “If Everyone Cared” (up 1)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

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

01. MAROON 5, “Makes Me Wonder” (steady, fifth 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: February 15, 2009

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Sobering chart stats and more.

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 February 15, 2009…

Debuts:
40. SIMPLY RED, “Go Now”

Biggest Movers:
RYAN STAR, “Last Train Home” (39-30, nine spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (up 5)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

09. KAISER CHIEFS, “Good Days Bad Days” (up 1)
Album: Off With Their Heads (2008, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #8

08. TAKE THAT, “Greatest Day” (down 3)
Album: The Circus (2008, Polydor Records – U.K.)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

07. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus” (steady, second week)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (up 3)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (down 1)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

04. PINK, “Sober” (up 2)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (down 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (up 1)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 22, 2007

"Ruby" and some diamonds.

“Ruby” and some diamonds.

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 April 22, 2007…

Debuts:
39. TORI AMOS, “Big Wheel”
38. EMERSON HART, “If You’re Gonna Leave”
36. MARK RONSON featuring DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, “Stop Me”
33. KELLY CLARKSON, “Never Again”

Biggest Mover(s):
DARREN HAYES, “Who Would Have Thought?” (24-12, twelve spots)

10. PAOLO NUTINI, “New Shoes” (steady, second week)
Album: These Streets (2006, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. JOSS STONE, “Tell Me ‘Bout It” (down 1)
Album: Introducing Joss Stone (2007, Virgin Records)
Peak: #8

08. KAISER CHIEFS, “Ruby” (up 7)
Album: Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

07. DBCLIFFORD, “Simple Things” (down 2)
Album: Recyclable (2007, Sony BMG Records – Canada)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

06. THE FRAY, “Look After You” (down 2)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #2

05. DAUGHTRY, “It’s Not Over” (up 1)
Album: Daughtry (2006, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

04. NICKELBACK, “If Everyone Cared” (up 3)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

03. ROB THOMAS, “Little Wonders” (steady, second week)
Album: Meet The Robinsons (Soundtrack) (2007, Walt Disney/Melisma/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

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

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

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (March 2014)

If you follow the radio charts like I do, you’ll want to be on top of only the freshest music being serviced across the nation. So, I’m bringing back an early PGTC feature with a bit of a revamp. With this monthly series, I’ll be highlighting some great tracks at a few different radio formats I enjoy that will be fighting for airspace over the next few months. So, what are we waiting for? Let the battles begin.

CHR (*) and HOT AC (**)

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Parenting pop tunes.

CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share” (March 4) (* + **)
Label: Glassnote
After a long run up the Alternative chart, the debut single by this Glasgow trio just missed the top ten (#11) two weeks ago before going recurrent. Showing some promising action already at both CHR and Hot AC radio, this could prove to be a moderate-sized crossover hit. It’s from The Bones Of What You Believe, which charted in the top 20 last fall.

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More Idol than idle.

GUY SEBASTIAN – “Like A Drum” (March 4) (*)
Label: Cherry Party/RAL/RCA
Sebastian was the winner of Australian Idol‘s debut season in 2003, but after twelve solo top ten singles on the ARIA chart, six of those going to #1, he has yet to establish himself here in the States. This is his second chance at a U.S. hit, which was recently added on SiriusXM 20 on 20. It pounds the pop to a steady beat; we’ll see if radio wants in as well.

"Rude" boys.

“Rude” boys.

MAGIC! – “Rude” (March 11) (**)
Label: RCA
After writing about this Canadian quartet in December, “Rude” has gone on to top ten peaks in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Now, the U.S. is due for a little reggae vibe this summer. Already in the midst of recording their debut album and featured on Shakira‘s new album, a self-titled effort due on the 25th, things are looking up for the boys.

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Boy, oh boys.

RIXTON – “Me And My Broken Heart” (March 11) (*)
Label: Interscope
Manchester’s own quartet have been fully together for a year, growing a following on YouTube through cover videos and an original song or two. This is their first song to go to radio after signing with Interscope and bringing in Scooter Braun as their manager. With no hits in their collection to date, they may lonely no more, if you know what I mean.

On their own again.

Wild and “Crazy” kids.

HEDLEY – “Crazy For You” (March 18) (**)
Label: Capitol
A few months ago, this Canadian band went to Alternative radio with a song called “Anything”, which ultimately did nothing. Its poppy sound was no match for the format. Now, their latest hit up north goes to Hot AC radio, a far more reasonable choice. They certainly had Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky” in mind when approaching it, and the results are OK.

ALTERNATIVE (*) and AAA (**)

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Bleach one, teach one moment.

BLEACHERS – “I Wanna Get Better” (March 11) (* + **)
Label: RCA
Between 2012 and 2013, pop trio fun. racked up a total of four top ten hits on my personal chart, three of them going to #1: “Carry On”, “Some Nights” and “We Are Young” (featuring Janelle Monáe.) Now, guitarist Jack Antonoff is releasing this side project, with an album and tour to come this spring. It’s a great start to a highly-anticipated effort.

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Hail to the Chiefs.

KAISER CHIEFS – “Coming Home” (March 11) (* + **)
Label: ATO
Years after predicting riots and charging along with an angry mob, the five rockers from Leeds are out to try the U.S. market again. This is the first single from their new album, Education, Education, Education & War, which is due on April 1. Their biggest song to date, “Ruby”, went top 20 at Alternative in 2007. I could see this ranking in the top 50.

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Serving up another single.

LORDE – “Glory And Gore” (March 11) (*)“Tennis Court” (April 8) (CHR)
Label: Lava/Republic
Everyone’s favorite New Zealand newcomer has a split single on her hands from her album Pure Heroine. “Glory” has been used in advertisements for the History Channel’s Vikings. “Tennis” is the second single about the sport to rank on the Hot 100: in 1968, the group Cream took the theme from The Savage Seven, “Anyone For Tennis”, up to #64.

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Revolutionizing radio once again.

O.A.R. – “Peace” (March 18) (**)
Label: Vanguard
In 2011, this Maryland band released their last studio album, King, on Wind-Up after a long stint with Lava/Atlantic. Now, they find themselves recording for Vanguard. They’ve stripped it down on their newest single, going as far as the message, a very simple one. This should do very well here and climb to a minor peak at Hot AC radio later this spring.

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“Young” at chart.

STRANGE TALK – “Young Hearts” (March 18) (*)
Label: Wind-Up
They come from a land Down Under, and you’ll be down with their sound as they attempt to make a mark here at the format. “Climbing Walls” was serviced last year to Alternative and picked up a handful of stations, but this followup track has way more potential in terms of commercial performance. Look for their debut album, Cast Away, in April.

Which track(s) would you like to see do well from the list above? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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Hits With A Hearth: Songs About “Coming Home”

It’s where you live and where the heart is. Sometimes, you feel the need to take someone to it for the night. Just hold on, we’re going there, whether you call it casa, maison, or just plain ol’ “home”. That’s the subject of today’s post, two new songs out at the moment that coincidentally have the phrase “coming home” in their titles. One’s by a soulful newcomer and one’s by a rock band looking at a comeback. Will either take up residence at radio? Dust off your shoes and listen up:

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Leaving on a Jetta plane (and flying onto the charts.)

JETTA – “Feels Like Coming Home”
Label: Lava/Republic / Adds Date: at Hot AC radio now, April 1 (CHR)

You might have seen Google’s end-of-the-year video when it was released a few weeks ago and wondered what song was featured in it. It’s the same tune that’s found in the trailer for Winter’s Tale, starring Colin Farrell and opening in theaters this Friday. Her look is a bit Imani Coppola, and her sound is a nice mix British soul vocalists like Adele and Des’ree. In fact, the performer was born in Liverpool and is now based in London. This is her first single to be serviced to radio in the U.S. after signing a deal with Republic Records last year. Much of her radio support thus far is on the West Coast, including a key Hot AC add at KLLC in San Francisco and several test spins at KAMP, one of the two big CHR stations in Los Angeles. The East Coast will be following soon enough on this poppy, yet gritty ballad, which bares some resemblance to “All The Right Moves” by OneRepublic. For a limited time, you can download “Feels” for free on the her official site.

(Purchase “Feels Like Coming Home” and the Start A Riot EP on iTunes)

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Hail to the Chiefs.

KAISER CHIEFS – “Coming Home”
Label: ATO / Adds Date: March 11 (AAA)

If you’re predicting a riot with this one, it may be a little farfetched, but it’s still good to see the guys back in action. The quintet’s made my top 40 a total of five times between 2007 and 2009, with two songs going top ten: 2007’s “Ruby” (#4) and 2009’s “Good Days Bad Days” (#8). Although the band struggled some with their last album, 2011’s The Future Is Medieval, lead singer Ricky Wilson’s new judging role on the U.K. edition of The Voice has attracted some reignited interest in the band’s material, old and new. This is the first U.S. single from their new album, which goes for AAA adds next month, a format they’ve not charted on before. Sadly, the boys only have a moderate size following here in the States, but I’m hoping this has a chance to break through. “Coming” features a mellower side to the band, but keeps it rocking and is a welcome return to form after an inconsistent era. I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of the new effort.

(Pre-order “Coming Home” and the Education, Education, Education & War album on iTunes)

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