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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 29, 2015

Overloading on pop bops.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 29, 2015…

Debuts:
40. PARACHUTE, “Crave”
39. EDEN XO, “The Weekend”
37. MATT WOODS, “In The Dark”

Biggest Mover(s):
MARTIN LUKE BROWN, “Take Out Of Me” (39-30, nine spots)

10. THE SCRIPT, “Man On A Wire” (up 3)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #5

09. SCOTT HELMAN, “Bungalow” (up 1)
Album: Augusta (EP) (2014, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

08. NATE RUESS, “Nothing Without Love” (up 4)
Album: Grand Romantic (2015, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. TORI KELLY, “Nobody Love” (up 2)
Album: Unbreakable Smile (2016, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. MAROON 5, “Sugar” (down 3)
Album: V (2015, 222/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. LIFE OF DILLON, “Overload” (up 1)
Album: Prologue (EP) (2015, Disruptor/Epic Records)
Peak: #2

04. SAINT MOTEL, “My Type” (up 1)
Album: My Type (EP) (2014, Elektra Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Style” (down 2)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. YEARS & YEARS, “King” (up 1)
Album: Communion (2015, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. ELLIE GOULDING, “Love Me Like You Do” (steady, third week)
Album: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Soundtrack) (2015, CT/Republic-Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for four 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 August 24, 2018

An answering machine.

Scene any good chart-topping contenders lately? We’ll see what happens with the new albums below. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

BTS – Love Yourself 結 ‘Answer’ (iTunes)
K-pop rules this week, as this popular seven-man band returns with their latest set. Three months ago, their Love Yourself 轉 ‘Tear’ set became the first K-pop album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Will this extend their streak, or will a recent title return to #1? We’ll get an answer to that important question soon.

Notable albums out this week: HONNE‘s Love Me / Love Me Not (iTunes), Interpol‘s Marauder (iTunes), Justice‘s Woman Worldwide (iTunes), Lucie Silvas‘s E.G.O. (iTunes), Matoma‘s One In A Million (iTunes), Plain White T’s‘ Parallel Universe (iTunes), R3HAB‘s The Wave (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Fall Out Boy‘s Lake Effect Kid (iTunes), Liam Payne‘s First Time (iTunes), Life Of Dillon‘s MIA (iTunes), ROZES‘s i don’t know where i’m going, but i’m on my way (iTunes), Third Eye Blind‘s Thanks For Everything (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“99” and “Good Thing”, Barns Courtney (iTunes)
“All The Time”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Been There Done That”, NOTD featuring Tove Styrke (iTunes)
“Being With You”, Per Gessle (iTunes)
“Better Off”, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine (iTunes)
“Big Mistake”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Body Count (Remix)”, Jessie Reyez featuring Normani and Kehlani (iTunes)
“Boomerang”, Firekid featuring Rory Feek (iTunes)
“Boys (Pink Panda Remix)”, Lizzo (iTunes)
“Boys Like You (Sunrise Remix), Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“Damn Loyal”, Eves Karydas (iTunes)
“Death Of A Hero”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“Dominos”, Alex Adair & Delayers featuring Samantha Harvey (iTunes)
“Funky Sensation”, “Love Can Be So Hard”, “Where Angels Fear To Tread” and “Where You Come From”, Disclosure (iTunes)
“Gloe”, Kiiara (iTunes)
“Gold”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Good In You”, Seinabo Sey (iTunes)
“Goodbye”, Jason Derulo x David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj and Willy William (iTunes)
“Half As Good As You”, Tom Odell featuring Alice Merton (iTunes)
“Head Held High”, Kodaline (iTunes)
“High On Emotion”, Sultan + Shepard (iTunes)
“Hit Me Hard”, CLOVES (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Love You Anymore”, LANY (iTunes)
“Ice Me Out”, Kash Doll (iTunes)
“Impress Myself”, LOVA (iTunes)
“Just For Tonight (Acoustic)”, James Bay (iTunes)
“Live Or Die”, Noah Cyrus & Lil Xan (iTunes)
“Love Is Love (MOTi Remix)”, Starley (iTunes)
“Love Will Save The World”, Jessie J (iTunes)
“Might Be”, T-Pain featuring Gucci Mane (iTunes)
“New York At Night (Remix)”, Old Dominion (iTunes)
“One Shot”, Hunter Hayes (iTunes)
“Playinwitme (Remix)”, KYLE + Kehlani featuring Logic (iTunes)
“Polite”, Liza Owen (iTunes)
“Rebels”, Ivy Adara (iTunes)
“Right Now”, Nick Jonas vs. Robin Schulz (iTunes)
“Rooftop”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Sangria”, SAARA (iTunes)
“Save Yourself”, The Chainsmokers & NGHTMRE (iTunes)
“Siren”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Sittin’ Pretty”, Florida Georgia Line (iTunes)
“Spin The Block”, Lil Durk featuring Future (iTunes)
“SOS”, Cher (iTunes)
“The 1”, Blackbear (iTunes)
“The Return”, Logic (iTunes)
“Time Is Up”, Poppy featuring Diplo (iTunes)
“Up Now”, Saweetie x London On Da Track featuring G-Eazy & Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Voodoo (Stripped)”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Wanted”, Tyler Shaw (iTunes)
“When I’m With Him”, Empress Of (iTunes)
“Wow”, Tiësto (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Meghan Trainor, Why Don’t We and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #20-11

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

In the next ten songs on this year’s Top 100, two cuts from one of my favorite albums of the year, the U.K. hit that should’ve gone to radio this summer and didn’t, the case of two “Heartbeat” hits and their battle for airtime, plus, a whole lot more. So, shall we? Let’s get back into the Top 100 of 2015 at #20…

John Newman
020. JOHN NEWMAN – “Come And Get It”
Label: Republic
Album: Revolve
Peak: #2 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: Shortly after Newman’s leadoff single debuted and peaked at #5 in his native U.K., an adds date at CHR/Top 40 radio was posted for the song at the end of August. I was pretty excited, as were a few other people. Then, his U.S. label, Republic Records, decided to pull it, and an impact week was never rescheduled. No additional singles from the album have entered so far.

Life Of Dillon
019. LIFE OF DILLON – “Overload”
Label: Disruptor/Epic
Album: Prologue (EP)
Peak: #2

Top 40 Trivia: Though their act mentions a Dillon, no members of this trio are actually named that. David, Joe and Robert find themselves telling the story of their band name’s origin quite a bit, recalling the memory of meeting a carefree surfer in Brazil. An unexpected encounter with the man, named Dillon, and the travel stories he shared to the three guys led to the name of their trio.

One Direction
018. ONE DIRECTION – “Drag Me Down”
Label: Syco/Columbia
Album: Made In The A.M.
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: 2015 marked the year that this boy band’s #1 streak on the Billboard 200 album chart came to an end, thanks to a boy by the name of Bieber. Justin Bieber‘s Purpose gave the young singer a major career boost and a strong #1 set, leaving an upset fan base to take in the disappointment of a, still very solid, #2 entry for the four. It’s their last studio album before a hiatus.

Carly Rae Jepsen
017. CARLY RAE JEPSEN – “I Really Like You”
Label: Interscope
Album: E•MO•TION
Peak: #1 for one week

Top 40 Trivia: You couldn’t miss actor Tom Hanks in the music video for Jepsen’s former #1 on my chart, but did you know the 59-year-old star was in another video earlier this year? It was a short cameo filmed for his wife Rita Wilson’s “Girls Night In” clip, which was released as a stand-alone single in March. Could the Big and Forrest Gump actor participate in more videos next year?

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
016. MARK RONSON featuring BRUNO MARS – “Uptown Funk!”
Label: RCA
Album: Uptown Special
Peak: #3 for three weeks

Top 40 Trivia: The number of writers in this single’s credits grew quite a bit during its time in the national spotlight. I guess it’s not the biggest surprise given its nostalgic sound. The total currently stands at 11, five of which belong to The Gap Band for the sampling of “Oops! Upside Your Head”, a 1980 R&B hit. Mars and Ronson are credited as both writers and producers on “Funk”.

Mat Kearney
015. MAT KEARNEY – “Heartbeat”
Label: Republic
Album: Just Kids
Peak: #2 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: In January of this year, American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson released a single titled “Heartbeat Song”, and as her leadoff singles do, it quickly soared into the top ten at Hot AC radio. Well, Hot AC is the format that Kearney does the best at, and his single was pulled several weeks later. It was a crushing blow for sure, but it did end up higher on my Top 100 for the year!

Carly Rae Jepsen
014. CARLY RAE JEPSEN – “Run Away With Me”
Label: Interscope
Album: E•MO•TION
Peak: #2 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: In perhaps one of the weirder chart runs this year, this single managed a week at #50 in August on the pop radio survey, then began to crash downward. Several weeks later, the song began to rise again thanks to a very late block add by the two dozen or so stations that are owned by Cumulus Media. Sadly, it didn’t do much in its second run, but Jepsen’s track is still lovely.

A Great Big World
013. A GREAT BIG WORLD – “Hold Each Other”
Label: Black Magnetic/Epic
Album: When The Morning Comes
Peak: #1 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: When “Hold” hit the top spot in September, this New York duo, made up of Ian Axel and Chad King, became the latest twosome to have two #1 hits on my survey. Those duos include the brother-sister act named Boomkat (“The Wreckoning” and “What U Do 2 Me”) and England’s Graffiti6 (“Free” and “Stare Into The Sun”.) Will the two guys find an “Oasis” at #1 next?

Taylor Swift
012. TAYLOR SWIFT – “Style”
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Album: 1989
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This is the last of Swift’s four songs to make my Top 100 of the year, which makes her the top solo female on my chart for 2015. The most stylish hit on my chart until her chart-topper reached the summit was “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)” by Blu Cantrell, which peaked at #2 during the summer of 2001. Unfortunately, Swift never welcomed her on stage for a surprise duet.

Causes
011. CAUSES – “Teach Me How To Dance With You”
Label: RCA (U.K.)
Album: Under Bridges That You Built For Me
Peak: #2 for four weeks

Top 40 Trivia: This song was recently reissued at both retail and streaming platforms here ahead of the release of the quartet’s debut album. In its original chart run in The Netherlands, the song peaked at #21, but was certified Platinum and recently jumped past five million streams on Spotify. As the act looks forward to 2016, we’ll see how Causes and their effect play out on the charts.

Tomorrow, it’s into the top ten, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2015: #80-61

Pop 'til you drop.

Pop ’til you drop.

Here it is, the annual countdown of the top 100 hits based on my weekly personal charts from the first week of December in 2014 to the last week of November in 2015. It was another great year for both chart veterans and newcomers, novelty hits and timeless ballads, country, pop, rock, and everything in between. We have them all, from “Hello” to “No Good In Goodbye”. Now, it is time to say “hello” to the Top 100 and “goodbye” to the year that was 2015.

In the next 20 songs on the countdown, our entries include a controversial Country crossover, a trio named after a male who isn’t actually in the group, the first single from a musical to hit my chart in four years, a Best New Artist nominee and a song title that I will get to experience for the first time on March 1, 2017. Age is just a number, by the way, but it’s a countdown; we have plenty of numbers to go. Let’s get back to counting backwards, from #80 down to #61:

Songs with a + denote chart peaks as of the top 40 dated November 29, 2015
Ties broken by: 1) chart peak (and) 2) number of weeks to reach peak points

Modest Mouse
080. MODEST MOUSE – “Lampshades On Fire”
Label: Epic
Album: Strangers To Ourselves
Peak: #18

Shawn Mendes
079. SHAWN MENDES – “Something Big”
Label: Island/Republic
Album: Handwritten
Peak: #14

Eden XO
078. EDEN XO – “Too Cool To Dance”
Label: Capitol
Album: (single only)
Peak: #6 for two weeks [2014 CY]

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
077. ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS – “Cecilia And The Satellite”
Label: Vanguard
Album: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Peak: #3 for three weeks [2014 CY]

Sara Bareilles
076. SARA BAREILLES – “She Used To Be Mine”
Label: Epic
Album: What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress
Peak: #10 for three weeks+

Life Of Dillon
075. LIFE OF DILLON – “Dreams”
Label: Epic
Album: Prologue (EP)
Peak: #15

Train
074. TRAIN – “Bulletproof Picasso”
Label: Columbia
Album: Bulletproof Picasso
Peak: #15

Martin Luke Brown
073. MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Scars On Scars”
Label: Parlophone (U.K.)
Album: (single only)
Peak: #16 for two weeks

BANNERS
072. BANNERS – “Shine A Light”
Label: Island/Republic
Album: (single only)
Peak: #5 for two weeks+

Bleachers
071. BLEACHERS – “Rollercoaster”
Label: RCA
Album: Strange Desire
Peak: #3 for two weeks [2014 CY]

BØRNS
070. BØRNS – “Electric Love”
Label: Interscope
Album: Dopamine
Peak: #16 for three weeks

The Avener
069. THE AVENER – “Fade Out Lines”
Label: Republic
Album: The Wanderings Of The Avener
Peak: #15 for two weeks

Tori Kelly
068. TORI KELLY – “Should’ve Been Us”
Label: Capitol
Album: Unbreakable Smile
Peak: #13

Little Big Town
067. LITTLE BIG TOWN – “Girl Crush”
Label: Capitol Nashville/Interscope
Album: Pain Killer
Peak: #14 for three weeks

Passenger
066. PASSENGER – “27”
Label: Nettwerk
Album: Whispers
Peak: #10 for two weeks

Taylor Swift
065. TAYLOR SWIFT – “Bad Blood”
Label: Big Machine/Republic
Album: 1989
Peak: #12

Rob Thomas
064. ROB THOMAS – “Trust You”
Label: Atlantic
Album: The Great Unknown
Peak: #12

Olly Murs and Demi Lovato
063. OLLY MURS featuring DEMI LOVATO – “Up”
Label: Columbia
Album: Never Been Better
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne
062. CLEAN BANDIT featuring JESS GLYNNE – “Real Love”
Label: Atlantic
Album: New Eyes
Peak: #12 for two weeks

Ellie Goulding
061. ELLIE GOULDING – “On My Mind”
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope
Album: Delirium
Peak: #2+

Tomorrow, we’ll reveal #’s 60 through 41, so check back then! You can always follow and listen to the Top 100 reveal on Spotify.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 26, 2015

A "Book" worth reading.

Two times the “Love”.

DEBUTS
40. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm
35. A Great Big World – Hold Each Other | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Life Of Dillon – Dreams (35)
29. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
23. Lions Head – Begging (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (03) | PEAK: #03
05. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (05) | PEAK: #05
04. ROMANS – Uh Huh (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (02) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
01. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars (4)
2. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (3)
3. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (5)
4. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (2)
5. The Heydaze – Dumb (7)
6. Little Mix – Black Magic (6)
7. FLETCHER – War Paint (8)
8. Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (9)
9. Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man (-)
10. Sam Bruno – Search Party (10)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Bon Jovi – We Don’t Run (new)
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up (new)
CRO – Dream
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Gavin James – Bitter Pill (new)
Grace Potter – Empty Heart (new)
Grizfolk – Troublemaker (new)
Halsey – New Americana
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
KAPTAN – Anywhere We Go
Leona Lewis – Thunder
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Maroon 5 – Feelings (new)
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Sugar (new)
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture
Tyler Lyle – Feel Free (new)
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)
Years & Years – Desire (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After debuting on the top 40 last week at #39, “Run Away With Me” from Canadian performer Carly Rae Jepsen picks up the pace in this musical marathon and bolts up to #29, a gain of ten notches. This marks the second time in July that a single has managed to make a double-digit leap, the other one being “Pressure Off” by Duran Duran, Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers, which also climbed ten notches (32-22) on the chart dated July 5. Look out for more as its chart “Run” continues.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is by A Great Big World, the New York duo of Ian Axel and Chad King (formerly Vaccarino.) I was a huge fan of their single “Already Home”, a seven-week #1 on my chart that ended up as the #2 song on the Top 100 of 2014. Now, “Hold Each Other” holds down the #35 spot, and it should rise quickly in the coming weeks. There’s no word yet on when their second album will be released.
  • Also new this week is the second radio single from Nate Ruess‘s recent solo set, Grand Romantic. “Nothing Without Love” recently climbed to a peak of #3, and now, “Great Big Storm” brings a gust of wind and blows onto the chart at #40. A video for the single recently premiered and it continues to garner adds at the Hot AC format.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 17, 2015

They've booked a few nights here.

Checking in for a fourth week.

DEBUTS
39. Bleachers – Like A River Runs
36. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…
35. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
28. Little Big Town – Girl Crush (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
25. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (34) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
24. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town (29)
23. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (28)
17. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Life Of Dillon – Overload (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (06) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Delta Rae – Scared (08) | PEAK: #07
06. The Script – Man On A Wire (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Neon Trees – Songs I Can’t Listen To (2)
2. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (3)
3. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (7)
4. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (8)
5. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (-)
6. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (6)
7. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (4)
8. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (5)
9. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (9)
10. Nick Fradiani – Beautiful Life (-)

In The Mix:
Allen Stone – Freedom
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather (new)
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (new)
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal – Feel Right (new)
Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick
New Politics – West End Kids (new)
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Phases – I’m In Love With My Life (new)
Plain White T’s – Pause
Saints Of Valory – Fighting
Steven Tyler – Love Is Your Name (new)
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age (new)
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (new)
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution
Years & Years – Shine (new)

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third top 40 song from American Authors, the group that formed in Boston and is now based in New York City. Their single is “Go Big Or Go Home”, new at #35. You’ll be able to purchase it tomorrow. The four men scored a #1 on my chart in November 2013 with “Best Day Of My Life”, which spent a week at the top. Will they march their way their way back “Home” to the top? That story has yet to be written, so stay tuned.
  • As “Sugar” continues to descend on the chart, Maroon 5 rush out a new single with “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…”, a new entry at #36 this week. It was recently tacked onto the digital editions of V. Should it hit the top ten later this season, it will be the first “summer” title to go that high since Kid Rock‘s “All Summer Long”, which peaked at #8 in September 2008. It should be another huge radio hit for the guys.
  • Last, but certainly not least, the third charting single from Strange Desire rolls in at #39 for 31-year-old singer/songwriter Jack Antonoff and Bleachers. It’s “Like A River Runs”, which is the follow-up to last year’s “Rollercoaster”, a #3 hit. Look for it to officially debut in the Alternative top 40 as well this week. He hits the road with Charli XCX in late July.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 10, 2015

They've booked a few nights here.

Mo’ time in the Motel.

DEBUTS
38. Ed Sheeran – Photograph
37. Little Big Town – Girl Crush | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (40)
29. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (33)
23. Jason French – You Just Want My Money (29)
22. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (27)
14. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Martin Luke Brown – Take Out Of Me (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Delta Rae – Scared (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Life Of Dillon – Overload (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
05. The Script – Man On A Wire (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Years & Years – King (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Saint Motel – My Type (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bleachers – Like A River Runs (6)
2. Neon Trees – Songs I Can’t Listen To (-)
3. Rixton – We All Want The Same Thing (8)
4. Vinyl Theatre – Breaking Up My Bones (4)
5. needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw – Brother (2)
6. Oh Honey – Sugar, You (5)
7. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (9)
8. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (-)
9. twenty one pilots – Tear In My Heart (7)
10. Allen Stone – Freedom (10)

In The Mix:
American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (new)
Anderson East – Satisfy Me
Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want
Charli XCX – Famous
for KING & COUNTRY – Fix My Eyes
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight
Heymous Molly – Life’s A Beach
Hilary Duff – Sparks
IAMDYNAMITE – In The Summer
James Taylor – Today Today Today
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (new)
Leslie Clio – My Heart Ain’t That Broken
Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick
O.A.R. – Two Hands Up
Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me (new)
Passion Pit – Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
Plain White T’s – Pause
Saints Of Valory – Fighting (new)
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy (new)
U2 – Song For Someone
Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Will Young – Love Revolution

Chart Notes:

  • Formed in The Netherlands in the city of Utrecht, the quartet called Causes (led by English singer Rupert Blackman) land their first top ten on my chart, advancing 12-9 this week with “Teach Me How To Dance With You”. The Dutch band’s hit is the fourth “Dance” cut to reach my top ten since last August, following “Stolen Dance” (#9) for Milky Chance, “Too Cool To Dance” (#6) from Eden XO and “Shut Up And Dance” (#1) by Walk The Moon. That’s a lot of movement there!
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the third Country crossover song to reach my chart in the last few weeks. This tune is the first for the group named Little Big Town, crashing in at #37 with “Girl Crush”. Though the song has faced some controversy since first being issued to Country outlets, it’s now a bonafide sales hit. “Crush” titles have also made my top 40 in the past for Mandy Moore (2001) and David Archuleta (2008).
  • Rolling in at #38 is the week’s other debut, “Photograph” by singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. This marks the fourth single to come from his latest album, X, which includes a former #1 that’s still gliding down the top 40, “Thinking Out Loud”. The music video for the song was just released and features lots of home videos of a younger Sheeran.

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