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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 19, 2009

Feelin' "Lucky" in 2009.

Feelin’ “Lucky” in 2009.

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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 19, 2009…

Debuts:
38. JIMMY WAYNE, “Do You Believe Me Now?”
37. PET SHOP BOYS, “Did You See Me Coming?”

Biggest Mover(s):
NICKELBACK, “If Today Was Your Last Day” (40-30, ten spots)

10. THE SATURDAYS, “Just Can’t Get Enough” (steady, third week)
Album: Chasing Lights (reissue) (2009, Polydor Records – U.K.)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (down 1)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

08. CHRIS ISAAK, “We Let Her Down” (up 4)
Album: Mr. Lucky (2009, Reprise Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. COLDPLAY, “Life In Technicolor II” (steady, second week)
Album: Prospekt’s March (EP) (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

06. O.A.R., “This Town” (steady, third week)
Album: All Sides (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. SHINEDOWN, “Second Chance” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Sound Of Madness (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (down 2)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

03. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (up 1)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

02. JASON MRAZ featuring COLBIE CAILLAT, “Lucky” (up 1)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 22, 2009

Don't "Fear" this chart.

Don’t “Fear” this 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 seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 22, 2009…

Debuts:
36. ANNIE LENNOX, “Shining Light”
35. CHRIS ISAAK, “We Let Her Down”
33. PET SHOP BOYS, “Love, Etc.”

Biggest Mover(s):
RYAN STAR, “Last Train Home” (30-20, ten spots)

10. TAKE THAT, “Greatest Day” (down 2)
Album: The Circus (2008, Polydor Records – U.K.)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

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

08. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (down 3)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 22, 2009

Gettin' their chart "Life".

Gettin’ their chart “Life”.

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 second half of my Freshman year of college and take a look at my favorite songs from this week in 2009…

Debuts:
40. SEETHER, “Careless Whisper”
39, KAISER CHIEFS, “You Want History”
38. U2, “Magnificent”

Biggest Mover(s):
BETTER THAN EZRA, “Absolutely Still” (39-26, thirteen spots)

10. PINK, “Sober” (down 1)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace/Zomba Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. COLDPLAY, “Life In Technicolor II” (up 7)
Album: Prospekt’s March (EP) (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

08. O.A.R., “This Town” (steady, second week)
Album: All Sides (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

07. SHINEDOWN, “Second Chance” (steady, second week)
Album: The Sound Of Madness (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. JASON MRAZ featuring COLBIE CAILLAT, “Lucky” (steady, second week)
Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. (2008, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (down 2)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

04. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (up 1)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. THE SCRIPT, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (up 1)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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

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

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

Wants to be a Hunter again.

Wants to be a Hunter again.

One third of the year is over and album sales overall are looking… well, not so great at this point. However, with a bunch of bigger releases this week, you never know what will happen. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of May 6:

  • After the Platinum-selling success of his self-titled 2011 album, Country youngster Hunter Hayes is back with his followup release, Storyline. Leadoff single and ballad “Invisible” remains bulleted on the Country chart around the top 20. (You may remember Hayes debuted it at the GRAMMY Awards.) Look for it to debut in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 and at #1 on the Country survey. (iTunes)
  • Rapper Tech N9ne has been charting on the Billboard 200 since 2001 and his latest effort is titled Strangeulation. A single from it, “Fragile”, is just below the top ten on Rhythmic radio and ranks as his biggest airplay hit to date. Last year, he had an album debut at #4; expect another high entry from this one, probably in the top 5 again. (iTunes)
  • Last summer, Naughty Boy‘s Hotel Cabana debuted at #2 in the United Kingdom on the strength of a handful of top ten singles, including his current U.S. hit with Sam Smith, “La La La”. That same album, with a slightly altered tracklisting, is now out here. It will likely debut somewhere in the lower regions of the chart – there’s clearly more interest in the single at this point. (iTunes)
  • Though none of its singles have charted Stateside, the first album in five years for singer Lily Allen, Sheezus, is out this week. The effort is currently top ten in over two dozen countries. “Air Balloon” is currently at U.S. radio, but is not showing much action as of recent. (iTunes)
  • Singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan has been making music for over 25 years now. Her latest effort, Shine On, is her first for Verve after splitting with longtime Canadian label Nettwerk and U.S. label Arista. “In Your Shoes” is the current AC/Hot AC single from the project. (iTunes)
  • It’s also a crazy week for compilation albums, the biggest of which is the 50th (!) edition of the Now! That’s What I Call Music! series (iTunes). Those kids grow up so quickly. Also on the menu: Kidz Bop Party Bop! from the Kidz Bop Kids (iTunes) and the various stars of Nashville with their second music set from the second season of the show (iTunes).
  • Other releases out this week include: Gregg Allman‘s All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman (iTunes), Lykke Li‘s I Never Learn (iTunes), Natalie Merchant‘s Natalie Merchant (iTunes) and Santana‘s Corazón (iTunes).

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

  • “A Sky Full Of Stars”, the second radio single from Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories. (iTunes)
  • “First Love”, a new CHR radio single from Jennifer Lopez. (iTunes)
  • “Get My Name”, a single from Mark Ballas of Dancing With The Stars fame. (iTunes)
  • “Good Kisser”, new from R&B star Usher. (iTunes)
  • “Love Never Felt So Good”, the first single from the late Michael Jackson‘s Xscape album. (iTunes)
  • “M.F.P.O.T.Y.”, another digital track from Cher Lloyd‘s forthcoming album. (iTunes)
  • “Superbad”, the latest single from Jesse McCartney. (iTunes)
  • “They Don’t Love You No More”, the latest from DJ Khaled featuring Jay Z, Meek Mill, Rick Ross and French Montana. (iTunes)

Michael Jackson, Rascal Flatts and The Black Keys take center stage next week, along with Chromeo, Dolly Parton and more. It’s going to be another busy week — a full preview is coming in seven!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 8, 2009

Takin' it day by day.

Takin’ it day by day.

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. Freshmen Year was all sorts of brutal, especially during the second half of it, from an 8:30 AM math lab to lousy meals in the dining hall at night. Yikes. Here’s a look at my top 40 from February 8, 2009:

Debuts:
39. RYAN STAR, “Last Train Home”

Biggest Mover:
KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (23-15) (8 spots)

10. KAISER CHIEFS, “Good Days Bad Days”
Two years after rising into my top ten with “Ruby”, the English quintet from Leeds finally made it back in early 2009 with this second single from their album Off With Their Heads. Lead singer Ricky Wilson is a judge on the third season of the U.K. edition of The Voice. The band is out with a new effort, Education, Education, Education & War, on April 1.

09. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear”
Her latest single called “Air Balloon” is out in the United Kingdom early next month, but back in 2009, Allen was just beginning her It’s Not Me, It’s You era. “Fear” went to #1 on the U.K. Singles Chart for four consecutive weeks, while it managed a peak of #5 on my own survey. Allen last charted as a featured act on Pink’s #1 song “True Love” last year.

08. COLDPLAY, “Lovers In Japan”
After the massive success of “Viva La Vida”, a #1 on my top 40 for two weeks the previous year, this four man band was turning Japanese. (I really think so!) Originally featured on their big album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, then remixed in hit form as the Osaka Mix on the EP Prospekt’s March, “Lovers” climbed to a peak of #5 on my survey.

07. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus”
Don’t call it a comeback – or perhaps do. After the disaster that was the Blackout era, which yielded no top 40 singles on my chart, previous single “Womanizer” became Spears’s first hit on my top 40 since “My Prerogative” in 2004. This title song from Circus also climbed into the top ten, at its peak this week. She’s currently selling out shows in Las Vegas.

06. PINK, “Sober”
This title almost hit the CHR top 40 back in 1999 when Jennifer Paige released a song of the same name; it topped out at #48 in February of that year. From the girl who sang “Crush”, I’m sure she was crushed. Ten years later, the singer born Alecia Moore easily carried it up the charts as the followup to “So What”. On my survey, it spent two weeks at #4.

05. TAKE THAT, “Greatest Day”
They sell bucket loads of albums in Europe, but here in the States, would you believe that they’re still a one hit wonder? It was 1995’s “Back For Good” that did the trick. Luckily, I kept up with most of their European efforts. This first single from The Circus spent four weeks at #4. Two additional singles, “Up All Night” and “Said It All”, also charted in 2009.

04. DAVID COOK, “Light On”
If you’re looking for your American Idol fix, look no further than this former #1 single on my chart. Cook had two of them in a row, and then a #2 hit in “Come Back To Me”, making his debut era one of the most successful in my chart’s history. Cook last appeared in my top 40 in January 2012 with “Fade Into Me”, his fifth hit, which went as high as #15.

03. THE FRAY, “You Found Me”
Of all the acts represented in this week’s top ten, this is the only one that also has a current top ten single on my chart. That would be “Love Don’t Die”, the leadoff release from the band’s forthcoming Helios album, due on the 25th of this month. “Found” would become my top single of the year 2009, spending three weeks at #1 and 37 within the top 40.

02. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story”
It’s off to the land of Country crossovers for this hit in the countdown. Young Miss Swift had previously peaked at #3 with “Teardrops On My Guitar” in early 2008; thus, “Story” marked a new peak for her, settling on three frames at #1. New music is coming from the gal later this year; can she capture her fourth #1 with a song from it? We’ll find out soon.

01. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody”
It’s easy to hate on these guys, but no matter what poll you try to bring up, I still enjoy listening to their music. There, I said it. It was the leadoff single from the 3x Platinum album Dark Horse, and thus far, it’s the quartet’s last top ten single on the Hot 100 with a #10 peak. Their tour has come to an end, and perhaps they’ll be back in the studio to work on a new album. Meanwhile, their first greatest hits effort, The Best of Nickelback, Volume 1, was released last November.

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