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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: August 11, 2002

No "Ordinary" countdown.

No “Ordinary” countdown.

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 a few weeks before the start of middle school (7th grade!) and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2002…

Debuts:
40. LEANN RIMES, “Life Goes On”
39. OAKENFOLD featuring SHIFTY SHELLSHOCK, “Starry Eyed Surprise”
37. JUSTINCASE, “Don’t Cry For Us”
35. WESTLIFE, “World Of Our Own”

Biggest Mover:
NO DOUBT featuring LADY SAW, “Underneath It All” (25-15) (ten spots)

10. JACK JOHNSON, “Flake” (down 3)
Album: Brushfire Fairytales (2001, Enjoy/Universal Records)
Peak: #7

09. ANASTACIA, “One Day In Your Life” (down 5)
Album: Freak Of Nature (2002, Daylight/Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. BBMAK, “Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head)” (up 3)
Album: Into Your Head (2002, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. SEVEN AND THE SUN, “Walk With Me” (down 2)
Album: Back To The Innocence (2002, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5

06. OUR LADY PEACE, “Somewhere Out There” (up 2)
Album: Gravity (2002, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

05. MICHELLE BRANCH, “Goodbye To You” (up 5)
Album: The Spirit Room (2001, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. NELLY featuring KELLY ROWLAND, “Dilemma” (up 2)
Album: Nellyville (2002, Fo’ Reel/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. PINK, “Just Like A Pill” (steady, third week)
Album: M!ssundaztood (2001, Arista Records)
Peak: #2

02. BRYAN ADAMS, “Here I Am” (down 1)
Album: Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. VANESSA CARLTON, “Ordinary Day” (up 1)
Album: Be Not Nobody (2002, A&M/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two 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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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (June 18)

Yeezus take the wheel.

Yeezus take the wheel.

It’s a rapper’s delight this week as three of them go head-to-head on the charts. Only one can wrap themselves around the top spot. Here’s what is in stores this week, June 18:

  • Both his album and his new baby with Kim Kardashian leaked over the weekend, but that’s not going to stop Kanye West from being the highest new entry on next week’s album chart. His Yeezus is released today, one of the most-highly anticipated releases this summer. (iTunes)
  • Rapper J. Cole is out with his second album, Born Sinner, which features recent R&B hit “Power Trip” with Miguel and new single “Crooked Smile” with TLC. His last album debuted at #1 and was certified Gold. (iTunes)
  • Currently featured on Ariana Grande‘s hit “The Way”, Mac Miller serves up his second album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off. Two digital singles from the effort have charted just below the Hot 100. (iTunes)
  • Former Destiny’s Child singer and now solo artist Kelly Rowland is giving us lessons on how to Talk A Good Game this week. The effort features “Dirty Laundry” and “Kisses Down Low”. (iTunes)
  • Country cutie Hunter Hayes is back with an Encore edition of his self-titled debut album, which features the current Country radio single, “I Want Crazy”. (iTunes)
  • They took the world by storm with “Mmmbop” back in 1997. Now, Hanson return with their latest studio set, Anthem. (iTunes)
  • Pop and rap duo 3OH!3 are back with their third major label album and first in three years, Omens. (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include: BWB‘s Human Nature (iTunes), Delbert McClinton and Glen Clark‘s Blind, Crippled and Crazy (iTunes), a self-titled album by the LoCash Cowboys (iTunes) and Kveikur by Iceland’s Sigur Rós. (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Best I Ever Had”, the first single from Gavin DeGraw‘s forthcoming album. (iTunes)
  • “Bourbon In Kentucky”, a new one from Dierks Bentley featuring background vocals from Kacey Musgraves. (iTunes)
  • “Made In America”, a new song from the family band Cimorelli. (iTunes)
  • “Ooh La La”, from the soundtrack to The Smurfs 2, from pop goddess Britney Spears. (iTunes)
  • “Paper Doll”, the highly anticipated new single from John Mayer. (iTunes)
  • “Woman’s World”, a return to music for legend Cher. (iTunes)

Next week’s schedule isn’t particularly exciting, but do look for albums from Mavis Staples, Wale and more on our next update!

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Compilation Central: What Made The Cut?

A week and a half into the new year, we already have two big compilation albums on the release schedule. In an era when you can cherry pick the songs you want on a digital service, “greatest hits” or “budget albums” have decreased in production and don’t usually gain any big attention if they’re promoted and produced by a smaller label that specializes in archival material. However, these two may just break out of the pack, already getting a boost from the artists themselves. Perhaps that’s because both of these albums are a combination of old and new material. Here’s what to look forward to on each of them:

This one's for the children.

This one’s for the children.

DESTINY’S CHILD – “LOVE SONGS”
Release Date: January 29

No, no, no. It’s too good to be true. Well, it sort of is. Beyoncé and the rest of the gang (Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams) are back for this release, which is being promoted by their regular label, Columbia Records. If you’re looking for an album that spans their single releases and a more thorough look at the group’s discography, you’re better off picking up a used copy of their 2005 album, #1’sLove Songs is a hodge-podge of albums tracks, a random song from Rowland’s 2002 solo debut Simply Deep and a few singles, though in some cases, not the hit version. “Say My Name”, for instance, is the Timbaland remix rather than the regular album cut. Beyond that, there’s “Cater 2 U” and their remake of the Samantha Sang hit “Emotion”, but even those weren’t the biggest of the big for the group. It is a themed compilation, however, so I guess we can let that pass. Personally, I only own Survivor and the majority of their CD singles, so I’m good without this one. The big news associated with this release is that a never-before-heard new track for the group is included as the last track on the listing. It’s entitled “Nuclear” (listen to the premiere here), produced by Pharell, and it’s not just a throwaway track from an earlier session. This was specifically recorded for the release. Will it be polished Pop perfection or a dated mess of epic proportions? Who knows? It’s unclear whether the song will be pushed to radio as Beyoncé‘s next solo project, as well as a Super Bowl performance, is just around the corner. Expect some decent sales for the track in the wake of that. Hey, maybe they’ll all reunite on stage to perform it. Wouldn’t that be something? Only destiny can determine that much.

For your chart, your intuition...

For your chart, your intuition…

JEWEL – “GREATEST HITS”
Release Date: February 5

Here’s one that’s going to be a real treat for fans of the singer-songwriter, especially if you like her earlier stuff. This is Jewel‘s first time releasing an album of past singles and all of the big ones are here: among them, “Foolish Games”, “Hands”, “Standing Still”, “Who Will Save Your Soul” and “You Were Meant For Me”. There are a few more minor singles that didn’t make it on that I particularly like; 1999’s “What’s Simple Is True”, 2003’s “Stand” and 2006’s “Again and Again” are among them. If you preferred her Country-oriented material, it’s not well represented on here beyond two of her singles. However, fans of both her Country and Pop selections are likely to find some common ground on the three newer tracks on this release. Two duets of early hits are included: “Foolish Games”, a collaboration with American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson and “You Were Meant For Me” with The Pistol Annies, featuring Country darling Miranda Lambert. Then, there’s the third song, which is leading off the set as the first single from it: “Two Hearts Breaking”. You can listen to a preview of it here. Sounds like a nice fusion of the two different musical styles she’s pursued in the past. Can’t make a full judgement based on a 30-second clip, but hopefully the complete track is going to be great. No word on a radio adds date yet or if the full song will be released digitally before the album hits shelves. I only have a few pieces from Jewel in my collection, but I enjoy most of the material that’s on here (at least that I’ve heard), so I might take a chance on this one. Hard to believe she’s been in the music industry so long and hasn’t had an album like this; it’s definitely more than deserved at this point.

Know of another act releasing a hits release that I should cover on the blog? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter: @AdamFSoybel.

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