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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 23, 2006

This top ten is beautiful, it’s true.

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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 23, 2006…

Debuts:
38. RICHARD ASHCROFT, “Music Is Power”

18. KEANE, “Is It Any Wonder?”

Biggest Mover(s):
TYLER HILTON, “Missing You” (38-32, six spots)

10. KELLY CLARKSON, “Walk Away” (down 2)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

09. DANIEL POWTER, “Lie To Me” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

08. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (down 2)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

07. JEWEL, “Again And Again” (steady, second week)
Album: Goodbye Alice In Wonderland (2006, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for five weeks

06. KT TUNSTALL, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree” (down 2)
Album: Eye To The Telescope (2006, Relentless/Virgin Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

05. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (up 4)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

04. ROB THOMAS, “Ever The Same” (up 1)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

03. JAMES BLUNT, “Wisemen” (steady, third week)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (steady, second week)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

01. BO BICE, “The Real Thing” (steady, second week)
Album: The Real Thing (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 16, 2006

A Tun of great songs from 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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 16, 2006…

Debuts:
40. THE SUITS XL, “Play”

Biggest Mover(s):
CHRIS ISAAK, “King Without A Castle” (34-23, eleven spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Lie To Me” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

09. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (up 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “Walk Away” (down 1)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #7

07. JEWEL, “Again And Again” (up 1)
Album: Goodbye Alice In Wonderland (2006, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for five weeks

06. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (down 1)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Ever The Same” (up 1)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. KT TUNSTALL, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree” (steady, second week)
Album: Eye To The Telescope (2006, Relentless/Virgin Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

03. JAMES BLUNT, “Wisemen” (steady, second week)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (down 1)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

01. BO BICE, “The Real Thing” (up 1)
Album: The Real Thing (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 2, 2018

“Head” of the chart.

DEBUTS
40. Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
39. Jack & Jack – No One Compares To You
38. Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan – 1999 | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. George Ezra – Hold My Girl (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
27. Carly Rae Jepsen – Party For One (32)
23. Backstreet Boys – Chances (30) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
18. Scott Helman – Hang Ups (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. Maggie Rogers – Light On (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Katy Perry – Cozy Little Christmas (9)
2. A Great Big World – Wrap Me Up Under The Christmas Tree (8)
3. Sara Bareilles – Armor (7)
4. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (5)
5. Foster The People – Worst Nites (4)
6. Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (2)
7. Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me (-)
8. Ingrid Michaelson featuring Leslie Odom Jr. – All I Want For Christmas Is You (10)
9. Jess Glynne – Thursday (-)
10. Brandi Carlile featuring Sam Smith – Party Of One (6)

In The Mix:
Alice Merton – Funny Business (new)
Elle King – Baby Outlaw
Freya Ridings – Lost Without You (new)
James TW – Soldier
Jim Brickman featuring Luke McMaster – Raise A Glass (It’s Christmastime!)
Maddie Poppe – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Sasha Sloan – Older (new)
Snow Patrol – What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
The Monkees – Unwrap You At Christmas
The Strumbellas – Salvation (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Scoring her first #1 single on my chart since 2002’s “Sk8er Boi”, a 16-year (!) gap, Avril Lavigne is up from 2-1 on my current update with “Head Above Water”. The track falls just short of the record established by “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Backstreet Boys a few months back, which became that act’s first #1 hit on my chart in nearly 17 years. It’s also a pretty nice week for debuts, led by “1999” by Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan at #38. Sivan is aiming for his third chart-topper on my survey, having previously led with 2016’s “Youth” and 2018’s “My My My!”, while Charli XCX is looking for her first. Jack & Jack debut just below that collaboration at #39 with “No One Compares To You”. Their new one is their second release to chart here, with “Beg” ranking on my list earlier this year. Finally, new at #40, Mark Ronson unites with Miley Cyrus for the hit “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”. Currently in the top five on iTunes in the U.S. and internationally, the single comes from Ronson’s forthcoming studio album, due next year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 25, 2018

Only happy when it reigns.

DEBUTS
40. James Arthur & Anne-Marie – Rewrite The Stars
36. George Ezra – Hold My Girl | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Backstreet Boys – Chances (36)
24. Scott Helman – Hang Ups (29)
20. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
12. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (19) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. KT Tunstall – The River (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again (06) | PEAK: #06
08. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Maggie Rogers – Light On (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jack & Jack – No One Compares To You (1)
2. Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (4)
3. Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan – 1999 (9)
4. Foster The People – Worst Nites (8)
5. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (2)
6. Brandi Carlile featuring Sam Smith – Party Of One (6)
7. Sara Bareilles – Armor (7)
8. A Great Big World – Wrap Me Up Under The Christmas Tree (-)
9. Katy Perry – Cozy Little Christmas (-)
10. Ingrid Michaelson featuring Leslie Odom Jr. – All I Want For Christmas Is You (-)

In The Mix:
Benny Blanco & Calvin Harris – I Found You
Elle King – Baby Outlaw
James Arthur – Empty Space
James TW – Soldier
Jess Glynne – Thursday
Jim Brickman featuring Luke McMaster – Raise A Glass (It’s Christmastime!) (new)
Maddie Poppe – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (new)
Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me
Snow Patrol – What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
The Monkees – Unwrap You At Christmas (new)

Chart Notes:

  • For its fourth and potentially final week at the top, “Happier” by Marshmello x Bastille continues to lead the way on on my personal chart. The collaboration becomes Bastille’s longest-running #1 title on my list, surpassing “Good Grief” and its three-week run in 2016. Looking to land his third consecutive #1 hit here, George Ezra has the week’s Highest Debut at #36 with “Hold My Girl”. His most recent chart-topper, “Shotgun”, drops from 17-19 on the current list. A few spots lower, bowing at #40, is the second cut from The Greatest Showman: Reimagined to reach my chart. Joining the new version of “A Million Dreams” by P!nk (up 39-37 in its second week on) is “Rewrite The Stars” by James Arthur and Anne-Marie. It heads to the Hot AC format on Monday and is already charting in several countries.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: November 18, 2018

It’s a Marshmello world.

DEBUTS
39. P!nk – A Million Dreams

TOP GAINERS
29. Scott Helman – Hang Ups (34)
27. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (32)
19. Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (25) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
(see #9 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. KT Tunstall – The River (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Maggie Rogers – Light On (15) | PEAK: #09
08. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Dave Matthews Band – Again And Again (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Jack & Jack – No One Compares To You (3)
2. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (5)
3. Tom Walker – Angels (1)
4. Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (4)
5. George Ezra – Hold My Girl (7)
6. Brandi Carlile featuring Sam Smith – Party Of One (8)
7. Sara Bareilles – Armor (10)
8. Foster The People – Worst Nites (-)
9. Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan – 1999 (-)
10. Benny Blanco & Calvin Harris – I Found You (-)

In The Mix:
Broods – Peach
Elle King – Baby Outlaw (new)
James Arthur – Empty Space
James TW – Soldier
Jess Glynne – Thursday (new)
Little Mix – Woman Like Me
Olly Murs featuring Snoop Dogg – Moves
Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me (new)
Snow Patrol – What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?

Chart Notes:

  • Due to the loss of my grandfather this week, a fuller commentary will return for next week. In the meantime, “Happier” remains at #1 for the third week for Marshmello x Bastille, while P!nk debuts at #39 with “A Million Dreams”, the first cut to land on my chart from The Greatest Showman: Reimagined. The song is closing in on the top 50 at Hot AC radio, though it’s only being played on a handful stations at the moment. (It hasn’t been officially serviced to the format as of yet.) Look for that release to hit the top five on the Billboard 200 list next week.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 18, 2006

Two servings of special K’s.

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 June 18, 2006…

Debuts:
40. PARIS HILTON, “Stars Are Blind”
38. UNDER THE INFLUENCE THE GIANTS, “Mama’s Room”

Biggest Movers:
(see #7 below)

10. KT TUNSTALL, “Suddenly I See” (down 2)
Album: Eye To The Telescope (2006, Virgin Records)
Peak: #8

09. NICKELBACK, “Savin’ Me” (down 2)
Album: All The Right Reasons (2005, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #7

08. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Move Along” (up 2)
Album: Move Along (2005, Doghouse/Interscope Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

07. JAMES BLUNT, “High” (up 11)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2005, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3

06. BON JOVI featuring JENNIFER NETTLES, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?” (steady, second week)
Album: Have A Nice Day (2005, Island Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. ROB THOMAS, “Ever The Same” (steady, second week)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. BO BICE, “The Real Thing” (steady, second week)
Album: The Real Thing (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. DANIEL POWTER, “Lie To Me” (down 1)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. KEANE, “Is It Any Wonder?” (up 1)
Album: Under The Iron Sea (2006, Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

01. DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (steady, seventh week)
Album: Daniel Powter (2006, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks (2005) and ten weeks (2006)

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 19, 2006

Don't apologize for these great songs.

Written in the past.

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 March 19, 2006…

Debuts:
35. PEARL JAM, “World Wide Suicide”
31. ORSON, “No Tomorrow”

Biggest Mover(s):
ARCTIC MONKEYS, “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor” (32-23, nine spots)

10. ROB THOMAS, “Ever The Same” (up 1)
Album: …Something To Be (2005, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

09. JACK JOHNSON, “Upside Down” (down 2)
Album: Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George (2006, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #7

08. JAMES BLUNT, “Wisemen” (up 1)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

07. JOSH KELLEY, “Almost Honest” (up 3)
Album: Almost Honest (2005, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #6

06. MECK featuring LEO SAYER, “Thunder In My Heart Again” (down 1)
Album: Thunder In My Heart Again (single) (2006, Island Records – U.K.)
Peak: #5

05. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (down 1)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

04. MADONNA, “Sorry” (down 1)
Album: Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

03. BO BICE, “The Real Thing” (up 3)
Album: The Real Thing (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. K.T. TUNSTALL, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree” (steady, third week)
Album: Eye To The Telescope (2006, Relentless/Virgin Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (steady, seventh week)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Phonogenic/Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 5, 2006

Don't apologize for these great songs.

Confessions on a personal chart.

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 11 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 5, 2006…

Debuts:
36. ARMCHAIR CYNICS, “Coalmine”
32. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Move Along”

Biggest Movers:
JEWEL, “Again And Again” (34-28)
DANIEL POWTER, “Bad Day” (29-23)
MARY J. BLIGE, “Be Without You” (28-22, six spots)

10. TRAIN, “Cab” (down 2)
Album: For Me, It’s You (2006, Columbia Records)
Peak: #6

09. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Save The Last Dance For Me” (down 3)
Album: It’s Time (2005, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #3 for nine weeks

08. JACK JOHNSON, “Upside Down” (up 2)
Album: Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George (2006, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #7

07. BO BICE, “The Real Thing” (steady, third week)
Album: The Real Thing (2005, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. MECK featuring LEO SAYER, “Thunder In My Heart Again” (up 3)
Album: Thunder In My Heart Again (single) (2006, Island Records – U.K.)
Peak: #5

05. THE FRAY, “Over My Head (Cable Car)” (steady, third week)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (steady, third week)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

03. MADONNA, “Sorry” (steady, third week)
Album: Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. K.T. TUNSTALL, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree” (steady, second week)
Album: Eye To The Telescope (2006, Relentless/Virgin Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (steady, second week)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 19, 2006

"Head" or "Heart"?

“Head” or “Heart”?

Welcome back for another edition of 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. It was my Junior Year of high school and I was about to turn 17 in a few weeks. It isn’t all it seems, at seventeen… so says Janis Ian. Here’s a look at my top 40 from February 19, 2006:

Debuts:
40. GOLDFRAPP, “Ride A White Horse”
39. JEWEL, “Again And Again”
38. NICK LACHEY, “What’s Left Of Me”
34. JOSH KELLEY, “Almost Honest”

Biggest Mover:
MECK featuring LEO SAYER, “Thunder In My Heart Again” (31-13) (18 spots)

10. A-HA, “Analogue (All I Want)”
Your eyes do not deceive you; that is, in fact, the Norwegian trio with a song in my top ten… in 2006. Best known for the 1985 classic, “Take On Me”, the band had been together all that time except for a short period of four years in the 90’s. “Analogue” went to #10 in the U.K. and #8 on my chart. They last performed live in public during the summer of 2011.

09. GOO GOO DOLLS, “Better Days”
The Buffalo rockers turned to a much softer side for this single, which saw placement on a number of television shows beginning in 2005. “Better” remains the last top 40 entry on the Hot 100 for the guys, who are now down to a duo after drummer Mike Malinin exited from the band in December. Their latest single, “Come To Me”, was a minor Hot AC hit.

08. TRAIN, “Cab”
There has been an endless amount of charting hits about automobiles, but when it comes to cabs and taxis, they may as well be stuck in Park on the freeway. The San Francisco band’s first single from For Me, It’s You wheely got going on the AAA and Hot AC charts, where it climbed into the top ten. Elsewhere, it wasn’t such a smooth ride for our fine friends.

07. BO BICE, “The Real Thing”
This former American Idol runner-up became the first to top my survey, spending three weeks at #1 during the spring. It was his debut release on my chart, though his take on “Inside Your Heaven” peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 in 2005 with strong sales. His The Real Thing album was certified Gold, but Bice was ultimately dropped after one album with RCA.

06. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Save The Last Dance For Me”
This is the only remake in the top ten this week, originally done by The Drifters in 1960, a #1 for three weeks in October and November. It subsequently also hit the Hot 100 for artists like The DeFranco Family in 1974 (#18) and Dolly Parton in 1984 (#45). Bublé’s take on it barely edged in there at #99, but it did some damage on the AC radio airwaves.

05. THE FRAY, “Over My Head (Cable Car)”
Long before they burst onto the scene with this big debut hit, lead singer Isaac Slade had to kick his brother Caleb out of the group, which led to a rift between the two siblings that lasted for some time. Hence, the existence of this song, which Slade wrote with his band mate Joe King. It paused for three weeks at #4 on my chart and began their road to stardom.

04. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful”
His life was, no doubt, a little more brilliant after the release of this big ballad. After all, he may have lost a relationship with his girlfriend, but he gained a few million more fans out of it. “Beautiful” spent eight non-consecutive weeks at #1 on top 40, though Blunt’s signature song was slowly making its way down in early 2006. It spent 42 weeks in the top 40.

03. MADONNA, “Sorry”
It’s too late to apologize for this not making it to #1 on my chart, but a #3 peak is nothing to be ashamed of. The second single from Confessions On A Dance Floor was a pulsing pop/dance record that did well in the clubs, but barely touched radio lists here. It fared better internationally. The legend last made my survey in 2012 with “Give Me All Your Luvin'”.

02. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten”
Initially released in the U.K. in late 2004, Bedingfield’s song didn’t peak in the U.S. until 2006. “Unwritten” spent ten weeks at #1 on my chart; at this point, it was up to 3, but was interrupted for a few weeks by another female from across the pond. Bedingfield recently revamped her official site, which can only mean that some new music is on the horizon.

01. KT TUNSTALL, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree”
She’s the Scottish lass who got your feet stomping eight years ago this week as her debut single made it to the top of my list for a second week in a row. During its Stateside run, “Black” got a huge boost when Katharine McPhee performed the song on an episode of American Idol. It remains her biggest international single. Tunstall released Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon last year and is on the soundtrack to Winter’s Tale in a collaboration with A.R. Rahman, “Miracle”.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (August 6)

This ain't no Teenage Dream.

Number “One”, perhaps?

From the fine folks in the world of folk to the pop acts who pop, here are all the releases you need to know about for the week of August 6:

  • Americana and folk duo The Civil Wars have this week’s biggest release with their second full-length album, a self-titled effort. With first single, “The One That Got Away”, currently in the top 100 on iTunes, it’s sure to debut high and be on the minds of the GRAMMY committee during award season. Look for it to potentially debut at #1, kicking out Robin Thicke from the top. (iTunes)
  • His single took several months to break at Country radio, but Brett Eldredge is looking at a winner this time around with the song “Don’t Ya”. You can find it on the album Bring You Back, which is out this week. (iTunes)
  • The 47th edition in the Now! That’s What I Call Music series is in stores today. The 20-song compilation features recent hits by Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons and Selena Gomez, among others. (iTunes)
  • After a European release in June, KT Tunstall‘s latest album, Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon, is landing on shelves. It’s her first album to be co-released in the U.S. through jazz label Blue Note Records. (iTunes)
  • Best known as an actor, but also an accomplished musician, Hugh Laurie issues his second album, Didn’t It Rain. It recently hit the top 5 in the United Kingdom. (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include a deluxe edition of Elvis Presley‘s Elvis At Stax (iTunes), Home by Rudimental (iTunes) and the Animal EP by Ryan Star (iTunes).

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

  • “Days Of Gold”, a new track from Jake Owen. (iTunes)
  • “Shake”, the first single from The Head And The Heart‘s forthcoming album Let’s Be Still. (iTunes)
  • “The Wire”, another taste of Haim‘s album, Days Are Gone. (iTunes)
  • “Wild Child”, a new song from Brett Dennen. (iTunes)

Next week, it’s all about country superstar Luke Bryan and his Crash My Party album, but Glen Campbell could offer up a surprise hit in See You There as he reinterprets his past singles. We’ll give you a preview next Tuesday!

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