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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 16, 2011

Flooding the charts with 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 eight years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 16, 2011…

Debuts:
40. MIRANDA COSGROVE, “Dancing Crazy”
36. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Hold It Against Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
AVRIL LAVIGNE, “What The Hell” (36-32)
SARA BAREILLES, “Uncharted” (33-29, four spots)
(see #8 below)

10. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (up 1)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

09. THE SCRIPT, “For The First Time” (down 4)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #3

08. TAKE THAT, “The Flood” (up 4)
Album: Progress (2010, Polydor Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. TRAIN, “Marry Me” (up 3)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

06. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (down 3)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

05. LEE DEWYZE, “Sweet Serendipity” (up 1)
Album: Live It Up (2010, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep” (up 3)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World” (up 1)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Records Nashville)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. P!NK, “Raise Your Glass” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “Firework” (steady, third week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol 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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 16, 2018

“Way” to go, Brandi.

Were you celebrating Singles Awareness Day like I was? If you were, and don’t be shy, then perhaps some new albums will help you through the blues (and the leftover candy from CVS.) Here’s what you’ll find on digital services and in stores this Friday:

Notable albums out this week: Aaron Carter‘s LøVë (iTunes), Brandi Carlile‘s By The Way, I Forgive You (iTunes), Felix Jaehn‘s I (iTunes), I’m With Her‘s See You Around (iTunes), Lee DeWyze‘s Paranoia (iTunes), Nipsey Hussle‘s Victory Lap (iTunes), Pop Evil‘s Pop Evil (iTunes)

Notables EPs out this week: Brett Dennen‘s Let’s… (iTunes), David Cook‘s Chromance (iTunes), Good Old War‘s Part Of You (iTunes), Phangs‘s Happy Season (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1, 2, 3”, Sofia Reyes featuring Jason Derulo & De La Ghetto (iTunes)
“10,000 Hours”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“Aftershock”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Bed Of Roses”, Afrojack featuring Stanaj (iTunes)
“Blunder”, Michael Blume (iTunes)
“Church”, Alison Wonderland (iTunes)
“Church With No Ceiling”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Come Around”, Cape Cub (iTunes)
“Dreaming”, Gracie Schram (iTunes)
“Endless”, VAX featuring Tove Styrke (iTunes)
“Fantasy”, Human Natural (iTunes)
“Freakin’ Out”, SAFIA (iTunes)
“Getting Over You”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Heart To Break”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Hold Me Down”, Family Of The Year (iTunes)
“Icarus”, Dan Owen (iTunes)
“Jewel”, Cash Cash featuring Nikki Vianna (iTunes)
“Jumpstarted”, Jukebox The Ghost (iTunes)
“Just Say It”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“Look Back”, Diplo featuring DRAM (iTunes)
“Love Lies”, Khalid & Normani (iTunes)
“Mad Love”, Sean Paul & David Guetta featuring Becky G (iTunes)
“Matter Of Time”, Trent Dabbs (iTunes)
“Our Favourite Song”, The Beach (iTunes)
“Out Of Focus”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Remember”, Youngr (iTunes)
“Run For Your Life”, K.Flay (iTunes)
“Think About You”, Delta Goodrem (iTunes)
“TMSN (Tell Me Something New)”, Tipling Rock (iTunes)
“Two Pieces”, Ben Hobbs (iTunes)
“Us”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Where Would We Be”, ROZES x Nicky Romero (iTunes)
“You Owe Me”, The Chainsmokers (iTunes)

Next week: look out for top albums from Vance Joy and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 12, 2016

Go West.

Go West.

The Grammy Awards are coming up on Monday night, and though many albums will lift up the charts with soaring sales, we do have a handful of notable debuts in the mix to compete with them. Here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • KANYE WEST — The Life Of Pablo (iTunes)
    • The title’s changed, the listing’s changed, but West… well, his antics haven’t changed at all. Whether it’s Cruise or Escobar or Neruda, Pablo seems to have many people interested, and it’ll likely debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. An album cut, “Real Friends”, has some airplay at the Urban radio format.
  • More albums out this week: Daughtry‘s It’s Not Over…The Hits So Far (iTunes), Joey+Rory‘s Hymns (iTunes), Lee DeWyze‘s Oil & Water (iTunes), Lissie‘s My Wild West (iTunes), The Record Company‘s Give It Back To You (iTunes), The Suffers‘s self-titled set (iTunes), Vince Gill‘s Down To My Last Bad Habit (iTunes), Wynonna & The Big Noise‘s self-titled set (iTunes), Vinyl (Music From The Original HBO Series, Vol. 1) (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Lianne La Havas‘s Blood Solo (iTunes), Round2Crew‘s Your Girlfriend Thinks I’m The Sh*t (iTunes), That Poppy‘s Bubblebath (iTunes)

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

  • “Cheap Thrills”, Sia featuring Sean Paul (iTunes)
  • “Closer”, Cape Cub (iTunes)
  • “Fire”, Jack Garratt (iTunes)
  • “I Get To Love You”, Ruelle (iTunes)
  • “Long Live Tonight”, LANco (iTunes)
  • “Make Me Like You”, Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
  • “On And On”, The Score (iTunes)
  • “Stranger In A Room”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
  • “The New Cupid”, BJ The Chicago Kid featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
  • “What Side Of Love”, Parachute (iTunes)
  • “Wild Child”, Cardiknox (iTunes)
  • “You Can’t Save Me”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Alex Newell, Simple Plan, Yo Gotti and more.

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TOP TEN: Vital Idols

Saving the best for last.

Saving the best for last.

It’s end of the Idol as we know it, and we feel fine about reminiscing and playing our favorite songs from the artists that were a part of one of the most successful television shows of all-time. For 15 seasons now on FOX, beginning in June 2002, we’ve watched new talent emerge on stage and dialed our little hearts out (and texted and clicked a few buttons on the web) to see if our pick was going to move onto the next round of competition and, eventually, win the prize of being crowned the nation’s idol. Like any program, an eventual decrease in ratings and, in this case, slumping record sales from winners, began to defeat the purpose of it. It shouldn’t be a surprise that its latest season will be its last (at least, for now.) Still, you can’t devalue the program for what it did in its heyday. It was a giant and one that will be remembered forever.

While the show’s last premiere begins tonight at 8PM Eastern on FOX, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and find out which American Idol finalists ranked as the top ten from the archives of Adam’s Top 40. (These results may change, obviously, as a few contestants remain on my listing as of last week.) Since September 2002, when the first song from a finalist made my chart, 27 performers from the show have landed at least one top 40 single on my chart, and they’re responsible for 88 top 40 singles in total (with more to come, I’d hope.) That’s a whole lot of top 40 property over hundreds of weeks in the last 13+ years. So, who’s my top Idol finalist when it comes all those weekly points? Check it out below.

Biggest hits are determined by year-end point totals. Singles marked with a ** represent those entries that garnered an act’s top point total, but not the highest peak in the top 40.

Lee DeWyze
10. LEE DEWYZE
Season: Nine, winner
Top 40 hits: 1
Top 10 hits: 1
Biggest hit: “Sweet Serendipity” (#5, 2011)

David Archuleta
09. DAVID ARCHULETA
Season: Seven, second place
Top 40 hits: 2
Top 10 hits: 1
Biggest hit: “Crush” (#5, 2008)

Bo Bice
08. BO BICE
Season: Four, second place
Top 40 hits: 1
Top 10 hits: 1
Biggest hit: “The Real Thing” (#1 for three weeks, 2006)

Elliott Yamin
07. ELLIOTT YAMIN
Season: Five, third place
Top 40 hits: 4
Top 10 hits: 1
Biggest hit: “Wait For You” (#5, 2007)

Clay Aiken
06. CLAY AIKEN
Season: Two, second place
Top 40 hits: 5
Top 10 hits: 2
Biggest hit: “Invisible” (#5 for two weeks, 2003)

Phillip Phillips
05. PHILLIP PHILLIPS
Season: Twelve, winner
Top 40 hits: 4
Top 10 hits: 3
Top 5 hits: 3
Number ones: 0
Biggest hit: “Gone, Gone, Gone” (#2 for two weeks, 2013)

Adam Lambert
04. ADAM LAMBERT
Season: Eight, second place
Top 40 hits: 6
Top 10 hits: 4
Top 5 hits: 1
Number ones: 1
Biggest hit: “Whataya Want From Me” (#1 for two weeks, 2010)

David Cook
03. DAVID COOK
Season: Seven, winner
Top 40 hits: 5
Top 10 hits: 3
Top 5 hits: 3
Number ones: 2
Biggest hit: “Light On” (#1 for five weeks, 2008/2009)

Chris Daughtry
02. CHRIS DAUGHTRY/DAUGHTRY
Season: Five, fourth place
Top 40 hits: 13
Top 10 hits: 8
Top 5 hits: 5
Number ones: 2
Biggest hit: “It’s Not Over” (#5 for five weeks**, 2007)

Singles charted:
“It’s Not Over” (#5)
“Over You” (#9)
“Feels Like Tonight” (#11)
“What About Now” (#3)
“No Surprise” (#1 for two weeks)
“Life After You” (#5)
“September” (#7)
“Photograph” (Santana featuring Chris Daughtry) (#17)
“Crawling Back To You” (#1 for two weeks)
“Outta My Head” (#26)
“Start Of Something Good” (#29)
“Waiting For Superman” (#6)
“Battleships” (#29)

Kelly Clarkson
01. KELLY CLARKSON
Season: One, winner
Top 40 hits: 25
Top 10 hits: 18
Top 5 hits: 11
Number ones: 3
Biggest overall hit: “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (Jason Aldean featuring Kelly Clarkson) (#1 for four weeks)
Biggest main-credited hit: “Because Of You” (#1 for three weeks, 2005)

Singles charted:
“A Moment Like This” (#2)
“Miss Independent” (#3)
“Low” (#22)
“The Trouble With Love Is” (#4)
“Breakaway” (#3)
“Since U Been Gone” (#7)
“Behind These Hazel Eyes” (#1 for four weeks)
“Because Of You” (#1 for three weeks)
“Gone” (#11)
“Walk Away” (#7)
“Never Again” (#15)
“My Life Would Suck Without You” (#2)
“I Do Not Hook Up” (#11)
“Already Gone” (#2)
“All I Ever Wanted” (#28)
“Don’t You Wanna Stay” (Jason Aldean featuring Kelly Clarkson) (#1 for four weeks)
“Mr. Know It All” (#3)
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (#2)
“Dark Side” (#16)
“Catch My Breath” (#9)
“People Like Us” (#6)
“Underneath The Tree” (#12)
“Heartbeat Song” (#9)
“Invincible” (#7)
“Piece By Piece” (#12+)

Remember to watch tonight’s premiere of American Idol as a part of its two-night premiere at 8PM Eastern on FOX. Follow PGTC by clicking the tab below, or click the “Get Social!” page to find us on social media.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 30, 2011

The "Sweet" side of pop.

The “Sweet” side of pop.

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 last weekend of January during my Junior year of college and revisit the top songs from this week in 2011…

Debuts:
40. BIG TIME RUSH, “Boyfriend”
39. MARTIN SOLVEIG featuring DRAGONETTE, “Hello”

Biggest Mover(s):
AVRIL LAVIGNE, “What The Hell” (28-17, eleven spots)

10. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night” (down 3)
Album: Some Kind Of Trouble (2011, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

09. TAKE THAT, “The Flood” (down 1)
Album: Progress (2010, Polydor Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. BRUNO MARS, “Grenade” (up 2)
Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010, Atlantic/Elektra Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

07. ANDY GRAMMER, “Keep Your Head Up” (up 2)
Album: Andy Grammer (2011, S-Curve Records)
Peak: #2 for eight weeks

06. LEE DEWYZE, “Sweet Serendipity” (down 1)
Album: Live It Up (2010, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. TRAIN, “Marry Me” (up 1)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

04. PINK, “Raise Your Glass” (down 2)
Album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (2010, LaFace/Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for seven weeks

03. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World” (steady, third week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

02. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep” (up 2)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

01. KATY PERRY, “Firework” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Teenage Dream (2010, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 9, 2011

All the hits, to be Blunt.

All the hits, to be Blunt.

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. We move up in time from elementary school to Junior Year of college, which, all things considered, was a pretty decent second semester. Here’s a look at my top 40 from January 9, 2011:

Debuts:
40. TINIE TEMPAH featuring ERIC TURNER, “Written In The Stars”
36. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “What The Hell”

Biggest Mover:
PINK, “F–kin’ Perfect” (34-27) (7 spots)

10. TRAIN, “Marry Me”
It was just a simple little song about love, but peaking just in time for all those spring weddings, Train‘s third single from Save Me, San Francisco provided just the right soundtrack for the big day. Already firmly on the comeback trail, “Marry” was their third top 40 hit in a row on the Hot 100, which never happened before. The band recently claimed a spot in my top ten of 2013 with “Mermaid”.

09. RYAN STAR, “Start A Fire”
This performer recently celebrated his 36th birthday earlier this week, and what better way to celebrate than to look back on his biggest single to reach my chart. After reaching the top 20 with “Last Train Home”, this song would rise to #2 for two weeks. At this point, it had already peaked and was descending. Star’s latest album, the independently released Angels + Animals, is due this Tuesday.

08. MAROON 5, “Give A Little More”
If you forgot about this single from the band’s Hands All Over album, I think it’s safe to say you’re not the only one. It barely broke the CHR top 40 and the Hot AC top ten, and with a #86 peak on the Hot 100, it was certainly less rather than “more”. Though the era slowed to a crawl, it was revived by a collaboration with Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger”, and happy days are here again.

07. ADELE, “Rolling In The Deep”
Before this singer took over the world, saved music sales, and almost established world peace with the just the sound of her voice, she was just looking to grab a good peak in the U.K. with the leadoff single from her sophomore album, 21. Well, she did… and then some. It went to #2 there and to #1 in many countries. It topped my chart for six weeks and also took the #1 spot on my 2011 year-end list.

06. LEE DEWYZE, “Sweet Serendipity”
Remember when this guy won the ninth season of American Idol back in 2010? Though he got a lot of support during the competition itself, his record sales faltered, his radio play was minimal, and he was soon without a label to call home. DeWyze now records on Vanguard Records; a single from his latest album, 2013’s Frames, simply titled “Fight”, is currently garnering some Hot AC airplay.

05. THE SCRIPT, “For The First Time”
Written about returning to the basics of life during the hard economic times, “Time” struck a nerve with many audiences, first in Europe in the summer of 2010 before making it to the U.S. in 2011. After two consecutive #1 singles on my survey, this managed to peak at #3, but they’ve since returned to the top spot on two other occasions. There is new music is coming from the trio later this year.

04. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Hello World”
In 2010, this Country trio based in Nashville was living the good life with their Need You Now era; not only was the title track their biggest crossover hit to date on the Hot 100, but their album was certified 4x Platinum. It was an amazing feat. Four singles from the effort ranked on my top 40, this being the fourth, which rose to #3. They are currently moving up the Country chart with “Compass”.

03. JAMES BLUNT, “Stay The Night”
He was Some Kind Of Trouble alright with this new-found breezy sound of his. “Night” was Blunt’s second #1 on my chart, holding for five weeks there. It’s his second biggest single behind ballad “You’re Beautiful”, which spent eight weeks at the top in 2005 and 2006. The British singer-songwriter is currently on my top 40 with “Heart To Heart”, the second release from his latest effort, Moon Landing.

02. PINK, “Raise Your Glass”
Bringing the party back to the pop charts, our favorite sassy singer was in the middle of promoting Greatest Hits… So Far!!! and enjoying the successes of it. This was the fifth of seven weeks at #2 for “Glass”, which ties it for second place for the most weeks in the runner-up spot only behind the eight-week #2 “Keep Your Head Up” by Andy Grammer. Her U.S. tour returns in February in Phoenix, AZ.

01. KATY PERRY, “Firework”
It was an inspirational anthem, and just like its title, it shot up and away into the sky and lit up my survey for five weeks. This was the second frame at the top for this third single from Teenage Dream, a song that would eventually be certified 6x Platinum and earn the biggest single sales of that album’s releases. Perry made my chart a few months ago with “Roar”, which quickly peaked at #3, but further singles “Unconditionally” and “Dark Horse” failed to make the top 40. The shine from that Prism is wearing off quickly.

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback 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 (August 20)

Makin' "Paper".

Another day in Paradise.

Whether you’re running to the rodeo or cuddling up at the coffee shop, it’s music connecting those two hot spots this week for your list of releases out today, August 20:

  • Biggest week of the release comes from GRAMMY-winning singer and songwriter John Mayer. His sixth studio album, Paradise Valley, features collaborations with Frank Ocean and girlfriend Katy Perry. Two singles from it have been released thus far: “Paper Doll” and “Wildfire”. It will likely open at #2 behind Luke Bryan‘s Crash My Party, though it does have a slight chance of debuting at #1. (iTunes)
  • He’s wasted away again, but not in Margaritaville. Jimmy Buffett continues his island party with Songs From St. Somewhere, featuring a recent duet with Toby Keith, “Too Drunk To Karaoke”. It’s a hot seller on Amazon and could be top ten next week.  (iTunes)
  • Denver-based band The Lumineers have already gone Platinum with their debut self-titled album; now, a deluxe edition is out this week featuring a few new tracks and[ a cover of “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads. (iTunes)
  • Combining the talents of Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank, TGT is all over Urban AC radio with their first project together. Three Kings is out, which includes current hit, “I Need”. (iTunes)
  • Two movie soundtracks leap from the silver screen into stores this week: Kick Ass 2 (iTunes) and The Mortal Instruments. (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include A$AP Ferg‘s Trap Lord (iTunes), Blue October‘s Sway (iTunes), Frames by Lee DeWyze (iTunes) and Where You Stand by Travis. (iTunes)

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

  • “Hurt You”, a classic R&B duet between Toni Braxton and Babyface. (iTunes)
  • “Loving You”, the first U.S. single release for Matt Cardle along with duet partner Melanie C. (iTunes)
  • “Next To Me”, already a hit in the U.S. for Emeli Sandé in a new mix with Alejandro Sanz. (iTunes)
  • “Pass Me By”, the latest single from the Lynch siblings, R5. (iTunes)
  • “That Girl”, the first solo single for Sugarland‘s vocalist Jennifer Nettles. (iTunes)
  • “Trying To Be Cool”, an Alternative hit for Phoenix as remixed by R. Kelly. (iTunes)

Rockers Avenged Sevenfold and rapper Big Sean top the list of new releases for next week… can either make it to #1? Stay tuned for our next update!

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