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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 4, 2004

Cleanin’ up the 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 14 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 4, 2004…

Debuts:
38. RAVEN-SYMONE, “Superstition”
27. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Eight Easy Steps”

Biggest Mover(s):
THREE DAYS GRACE, “(I Hate) Everything About You” (29-16, thirteen spots)

10. MAROON 5, “This Love” (up 9)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, J/Octone Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

09. TRAIN, “When I Look To The Sky” (down 1)
Album: My Private Nation (2003, Columbia Records)
Peak: #7

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “The Trouble With Love Is” (up 3)
Album: Thankful (2003, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #4

07. ALICIA KEYS, “You Don’t Know My Name” (up 2)
Album: The Diary Of Alicia Keys (2003, J Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

06. GOOD CHARLOTTE, “Hold On” (steady, second week)
Album: The Young And The Hopeless (2002, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

05. HILARY DUFF, “Come Clean” (up 2)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. PINK, “God Is A DJ” (down 1)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #3

03. LINKIN PARK, “Numb” (up 1)
Album: Meteora (2003, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. EAMON, “F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)” (steady, second week)
Album: I Don’t Want You Back (2004, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (steady, third week)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up 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 December 15, 2017

This “River” is flowing to #1.

As we celebrate the third night of Hanukkah, just under two weeks away from Christmas, PGTC wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season! If you still need a present or two for that music fan in the family, here are all the albums and singles you need to know about this Friday:

EMINEM – Revival (iTunes)
Featuring the Beyoncé-assisted lead single “Walk On Water”, and the Ed Sheeran-assisted follow-up “River”, the latest set by this rap superstar is full of big stars and talented producers. It’s hard to tell just how huge this album will be in its first week out, but there’s no doubt that it’ll be entering at the top. Stay tuned!

G-EAZY – The Beautiful & Damned (iTunes)
This rapper is climbing up the Top 40 radio chart in a duet with Halsey titled “Him & I”, while lead single “No Limit”, featuring A$AP Rocky & Cardi B, is still dominating the Rhythmic and Urban airwaves. You can expect this one in the top five as well.

More albums out this week: Asking Alexandria‘s Asking Alexandria (iTunes), Boosie Badazz‘s BooPac (iTunes), Charli XCX‘s Pop 2 (iTunes), Linkin Park‘s One More Light: Live (iTunes), N.E.R.D‘s No One Ever Really Dies (iTunes), Sir Rosevelt‘s Sir Rosevelt (iTunes), Bright: The Album (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: TBA

More EPs out this week: Delta Rae‘s The Blackbird Sessions (iTunes), Jessie Ware‘s Your Domino (Live) (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“&burn”, Billie Eilish & Vince Staples (iTunes)
“Belong”, Cash Cash & Dashboard Confessional (iTunes)
“Boom Boom (Tiësto Remix)”, RedOne, Daddy Yankee, French Montana & Dinah Jane (iTunes)
“Burden Down”, Jennifer Hudson (iTunes)
“Champion (Remix)”, Fall Out Boy featuring RM of BTS (iTunes)
“Do Right”, Glades (iTunes)
“Eyes Off You”, PHANGS (iTunes)
“Flicker”, SJ (iTunes)
“Forever”, Sigma featuring Quavo, Tinie Tempah, Yxng Bane & Sebastian Kole (iTunes)
“I Don’t Want U Back”, BØRNS (iTunes)
“I Know You (Majestic Remix)”, Craig David featuring Bastille (iTunes)
“Last To Leave”, Louis The Child featuring Caroline Ailin (iTunes)
“liability (demo)”, Tove Styrke (iTunes)
“Man’s Not Hot (Christmas Edition)”, Big Shaq (iTunes)
“Miracle Man”, AWOLNATION (iTunes)
“Naked (Acoustic Version)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Never The Right Time”, Janine (iTunes)
“Parachute”, Jaymes Young (iTunes)
“Pay The Man (Remix)”, Foster The People featuring J.I.D & Saba (iTunes)
“Perfect”, Ed Sheeran & Andrea Bocelli (iTunes)
“Reckless Lover”, Handsome Ghost (iTunes)
“Scorpio”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Static”, Brasko (iTunes)
“Stuck With Me”, The Neighbourhood (iTunes)
“Tell Me You Love Me (NOTD Remix)”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“The Break Up”, Machine Gun Kelly (iTunes)
“The Weekend (Funk Wav Remix)”, SZA & Calvin Harris (iTunes)
“Then”, Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Trigger Bang”, Lily Allen featuring Giggs (iTunes)
“Twisted”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“U.R. Beautiful (Acoustic Version)”, The Beach (iTunes)
“Want Too Much”, Peter Wise (iTunes)

Happy Holidays! Unless any last-minute releases pop up for next week, the NMF report will return in 2018. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: November 23, 2003

No doubt, these songs are great!

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 November 23, 2003…

Debuts:
39. ROD STEWART featuring CHER, “Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered”
23. TRAIN, “When I Look To The Sky”

Biggest Mover(s):
P!NK, “God Is A DJ” (24-15, nine spots)

10. LINKIN PARK, “Numb” (up 7)
Album: Meteora (2003, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

09. SARAH MCLACHLAN, “Fallen” (steady, second week)
Album: Afterglow (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (down 1)
Album: Measure Of A Man (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

07. EVANESCENCE, “My Immortal” (up 5)
Album: Fallen (2003, Wind-up Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

06. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music” (steady, second week)
Album: In The Zone (2003, Jive Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. DIDO, “White Flag” (down 2)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

04. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “The Voice Within” (up 1)
Album: Stripped (2002, RCA Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, “Hands Down” (up 1)
Album: A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003, Vagrant Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. NELLY FURTADO, “Powerless (Say What You Want)” (steady, second week)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. NO DOUBT, “It’s My Life” (steady, fourth week)
Album: The Singles 1992–2003 (2003, Interscope 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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 15, 2017)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. If you’ve had enough of pumpkin spice as of late, why don’t you spice up your chart knowledge with these delicious ditties below? They’re sure to fill your attention span:

YOUR “DO” DATE: Less than two months after it was born into the top 40, this baby has taken over the top spot. After appearing done last week, Taylor Swift‘s “Look What You Made Me Do” bolts from 4-1 in a massive push week. It’s her ninth #1 on the chart, and her first of the year, having spent five weeks at #2 in February and March with a Zayn collaboration called “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”. (You’ll recall that song was featured on the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Darker.) Swift falls 7-9 on the Hot AC chart; two of her previous lead singles, “Mine” (2010) and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (2012), peaked at the same #7 position.

As mentioned previously, four “look” or “looking” titles have climbed to #1 at the format in the past 30 years: “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2 (7/31/87 R&R), “Look Away” by Chicago (12/2-9/88 R&R), “The Look” by Roxette (3/31/89 R&R), and “Looking Through Patient Eyes” by P.M. Dawn (5/7-14/93 R&R). With Swift swiftly making that total five, we’ll certainly look to see if any more need our eyes soon!

NO “LONG” WAIT HERE: Charlie Puth collects his sixth top 40 single on both the CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC charts with “How Long”, debuting at #36 on the former and #32 on the latter. At CHR/Top 40 radio, Puth is coming off four weeks at the top with the lead single from his forthcoming album Voicenotes, “Attention”. (The album is due January 19 of next year.) “Long” is below the top 50 at the Rhythmic format, where “Attention” is still #18, but its great gains during the week should put it on the chart by the end of the month. Puth has yet to announce a tracklisting for the album, but I imagine it will be revealed relatively soon.

Just missing the top 40 this week, but likely to break in very soon, Niall Horan scores his third solo chart song with “Too Much To Ask”, new at #41. His first solo album, titled Flicker, is due on Friday. (Previous single “Slow Hands” is down 2-5.) Another debut of note comes from Linkin Park, charting for the first time since leader Chester Bennington took his life in July. They come in at #50 with “One More Light”, the title track off their #1 album that was released earlier this year. We haven’t had many posthumous songs reach the CHR chart recently, but since 2000, notable titles by or featuring Aaliyah (2), Elvis Presley (1), Michael Jackson (2), Natasja (1) and Static Major (1) have all hit the region.

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (October 2-3, 2017)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are three of the singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DJ SNAKE featuring LAUV – “A Different Way” (Interscope)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: DJ Snake has six top 40 singles to date, two reaching #1. Lauv is currently in the top 50 with “I Like Me Better”.

LINKIN PARK – “One More Light” (Warner Bros.)
Album: One More Light (2017)
Past T40 History: It’s the band’s first single here since the death of Chester Bennington in July. How will a posthumous song fare?

MARSHMELLO featuring KHALID – “Silence” (RCA/in2une)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: Marshmello hasn’t charted here yet. Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke” is close to becoming his third top 40 song.

Next week: Niall Horan and Rachel Platten explore the softer side with their latest tracks, but will either softly reach the top of the leaderboard? Find out next Tuesday.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 19, 2017

Parkin’ in the top lot.

Another awesome May weekend is upon us, and the weather, much like the music, is getting hotter and hotter. Take a dip inside this pool of pop, rock, country and more, as we serve up the action on this week’s notable releases:

LINKIN PARK – One More Light (iTunes)
This California band is out with their seventh studio album, and while it’s not the next Hybrid Theory, one could theorize that it is a strong contender for the top slot on next week’s Billboard 200 listing. It’s led by a polarizing first single, “Heavy”, featuring faceless favorite Kiiara. It tanked at the Alternative format, but it remains in the top 20 at both Hot AC and Top 40 radio. We shall see how the album performs soon.

RASCAL FLATTS – Back To Us (iTunes)
The 11th studio album from this enduring trio follows a seasonal album from last fall, which reached the top ten on the Country list. This set is also led by an interesting single, “Yours If You Want It”, which has struggled with a sluggish run (at least, for a lead single by the group) up the Country airplay chart. However, their fan base is strong enough to lead the band to another solid debut.

More albums out this week: A R I Z O N A‘s Gallery (iTunes), Fastball‘s Step Into The Light (iTunes), Missio‘s Loner (iTunes), MisterWives‘s Connect The Dots (iTunes), Papa Roach‘s Crooked Teeth (iTunes), Snoop Dogg‘s Neva Left (iTunes), Dirty Dancing (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: David Archuleta‘s Orion (iTunes), Jasmine Thompson‘s Wonderland (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Around The World”, Mura Masa featuring Desiigner (iTunes)
“Automatic”, Mondo Cozmo (iTunes)
“Baby Who”, The Aces (iTunes)
“Bad Liar”, Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“Bones”, Dotan (iTunes)
“California Numb”, Cloves (iTunes)
“Can’t Believe”, Kranium featuring Ty Dolla $ign & WizKid (iTunes)
“Castle On The Hill (Seeb Remix)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“Crying In The Club”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Dead”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“Death Wish”, Terror Jr (iTunes)
“Dig Down”, Muse (iTunes)
“Dime”, Rachel Crow (iTunes)
“Girlhood”, The Preatures (iTunes)
“Hands”, Mike Perry featuring The Vamps and Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Heavy”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Higher”, Lemaitre featuring Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Hold On (Deepend Remix)”, Chord Overstreet (iTunes)
“I Like Me Better”, Lauv (iTunes)
“I Need You”, Win And Woo x Bryce Fox (iTunes)
“Light Us Up”, Matrix & Futurebound featuring Calum Scott (iTunes)
“No Love For The Wild”, HAERTS (iTunes)
“No Vacancy”, OneRepublic featuring Sebastian Yatra (iTunes)
“OK”, Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt (iTunes)
“Party’s Over”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Passport Home (Deepend Remix)”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Shape Of You”, EZA (iTunes)
“Stay Another Night”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“Strip That Down”, Liam Payne featuring Quavo (iTunes)
“Switch”, Iggy Azalea featuring Anitta (iTunes)
“The Line”, RAYE (iTunes)
“The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)”, Bebe Rexha featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Tired”, Alan Walker featuring Gavin James (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Lil Yachty and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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FLASHBACK: Groundhog Gems And Shadowy Songs

Divas gone dark.

Dark ditties for the day.

Happy Groundhog Day! Yes, February 2 is here, a day when our favorite furry pal, Punxsutawney Phil, lets us have the answer to a burning question: are we due for an early spring or six more weeks of winter? It’s a very important one. Of course, that depends on whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not. If Punxsutawney Phil does indeed view his shadow, winter’s sticking around for six more weeks. If he doesn’t see his shadow, put away those heavy sweaters and long pants, because spring is coming sooner than you think. Well, relatively soon. For the record, he didn’t see his shadow last year, and I’m hopeful that the trend continues this year.

So, before the groundhog and his family come out of their home before a crowd of people, we thought it was only right to rewind a little bit and check out the top “shadow” titles from the archives of the pop radio chart. We’ve had six shady songs reach the top 40 during the last four decades, with half of them making the top ten. Not bad. Do you remember them all? Take a listen below:

(All chart data is taken from the CHR/Pop listing published by trade magazine Radio & Records, except for Linkin Park, which is taken from Mediabase 24/7.)

NEIL SEDAKA – “Love In The Shadows”
Album: Steppin’ Out
Label: Rocket/MCA
CHR/Top 40 peak and date: #18, May 12, 1976

ANDY GIBB – “Shadow Dancing”
Album: Shadow Dancing
Label: RSO
CHR/Top 40 peak and date: #1 for four weeks, May 26 – June 16, 1978

ANNE MURRAY – “Shadows In The Moonlight”
Album: New Kind Of Feeling
Label: Capitol
CHR/Top 40 peak and date: #22 for two weeks, July 6 – 13, 1979

PAT BENATAR – “Shadows Of The Night”
Album: Get Nervous
Label: Chrysalis
CHR/Top 40 peak and date: #8, December 10, 1982

ASHLEE SIMPSON – “Shadow”
Album: Autobiography
Label: Geffen
CHR/Top 40 peak and date: #15 for two weeks, October 22 – 29, 2004

LINKIN PARK – “Shadow Of The Day”
Album: Minutes To Midnight
Label: Warner Bros.
CHR/Top 40 peak and date: #10 for three weeks, February 24 – March 9, 2008

Make sure you wake up early to catch all the action down in Punxsutawney, PA! We’re hoping for some early spring vibes as well…

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