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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 30, 2005

A "Beautiful" batch of songs.

A “Beautiful” batch of songs.

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 October 30, 2005…

Debuts:
40. BONNIE RAITT, “I Will Not Be Broken”
39. KEANE, “Bend & Break”
38. EURYTHMICS, “I’ve Got A Life”
37. LINDSAY LOHAN, “Confessions Of A Broken Heart (Daughter To Father)”
33. BRUCE HORNSBY featuring ELTON JOHN, “Dreamland”

Biggest Mover(s):
KELLY CLARKSON, “Gone” (39-31, eight spots)

10. CHARLOTTE CHURCH, “Call My Name” (steady, second week)
Album: Tissues And Issues (2005, Sony BMG Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Unwritten” (up 4)
Album: Unwritten (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for ten weeks

08. SHERYL CROW, “Good Is Good” (steady, third week)
Album: Wildflower (2005, A&M Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. JAMIE CULLUM, “Get Your Way” (up 5)
Album: Catching Tales (2005, Verve Records)
Peak: #4

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

05. JAMES BLUNT, “You’re Beautiful” (steady, second week)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2005, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

04. SANTANA featuring MICHELLE BRANCH and THE WRECKERS, “I’m Feeling You” (steady, second week)
Album: All That I Am (2005, Arista Records)
Peak: #3

03. MADONNA, “Hung Up” (down 2)
Album: Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. KELLY CLARKSON, “Because Of You” (up 1)
Album: Breakaway (2004, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. DARREN HAYES, “So Beautiful” (up 1, sixth week)
Album: Truly Madly Completely: The Best Of Savage Garden (2005, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 12, 2006

Don't apologize for these great songs.

Don’t apologize for these great songs.

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 March 12, 2006…

Debuts:
40. CHICAGO, “Feel”
36. K.T. TUNSTALL, “Suddenly I See”
28. DANIEL POWTER, “Lie To Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
JEWEL, “Again And Again” (28-21, seven spots)

10. JOSH KELLEY, “Almost Honest” (up 4)
Album: Almost Honest (2005, Hollywood Records)
Peak: #6

09. JAMES BLUNT, “Wisemen” (up 4)
Album: Back To Bedlam (2006 – U.S. release, Custard/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

08. THE FRAY, “Over My Head (Cable Car)” (down 3)
Album: How To Save A Life (2005, Epic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

07. JACK JOHNSON, “Upside Down” (up 1)
Album: Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George (2006, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #7

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

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

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

03. MADONNA, “Sorry” (steady, fourth 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 – U.S. release, Relentless/Virgin Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

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

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 7, 2001

"Me" and my favorite songs of the week.

“Me” and my favorite songs of the week.

Happy New Year! It’s 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 feature a past countdown straight from archives of my top 40 chart. 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 fifteen years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 7, 2001…

Debuts:
40. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “I Did It”
37. DAFT PUNK, “One More Time”
35. AEROSMITH, “Jaded”

Biggest Mover(s):
SHAGGY featuring RAYVON, “Angel” (19-11, eight spots)

10. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Stronger” (down 2)
Album: Oops!… I Did It Again (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. NELLY FURTADO, “I’m Like A Bird” (down 2)
Album: Whoa, Nelly! (2000, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #2

08. FUEL, “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” (up 3)
Album: Something Like Human (2000, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. BACKSTREET BOYS, “The Call” (up 5)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

06. EVERCLEAR, “AM Radio” (down 3)
Album: Songs From An American Movie, Vol. One: Learning How To Smile (2000, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

05. O-TOWN, “Liquid Dreams” (steady, second week)
Album: O-Town (2001, J Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. MADONNA, “Don’t Tell Me” (up 2)
Album: Music (2000, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2

03. OUTKAST, “Ms. Jackson” (down 1)
Album: Stankonia (2000, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” (up 2)
Album: J. Lo (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. SHAGGY featuring RIKROK, “It Wasn’t Me” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Hot Shot (2000, MCA Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 15, 2000

Boys and Ladies hit the chart.

Boys and Ladies hit the chart.

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 to, yes, the fall of fifth grade and dig those elementary school vibes with my top songs from this week in 2000…

Debuts:
40. LEIGH NASH, “Need To Be Next To You”
38. EMINEM featuring DIDO, “Stan”
37. SISTER HAZEL, “Champagne High”
35. JA RULE featuring CHRISTINA MILIAN, “Between Me And You”

Biggest Mover(s):
NELLY FURTADO, “I’m Like A Bird” (39-30, nine spots)

10. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)” (down 2)
Album: Christina Aguilera (1999, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. 98 DEGREES, “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” (down 4)
Album: Revelation (2000, Universal Records)
Peak: #2

08. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Shape Of My Heart” (up 6)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

07. BARENAKED LADIES, “Pinch Me” (down 1)
Album: Maroon (2000, Reprise Records)
Peak: #6

06. DREAM, “He Loves U Not” (up 3)
Album: It Was All A Dream (2001, Bad Boy Entertainment/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

05. MYA, “Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)” (up 2)
Album: Fear Of Flying (2000, University/Interscope Records)
Peak: #5

04. SAMANTHA MUMBA, “Gotta Tell You” (down 2)
Album: Gotta Tell You (2001, Wildcard/Polydor/Interscope Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. *NSYNC, “This I Promise You” (steady, second week)
Album: No Strings Attached (2000, Jive Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. MADONNA, “Music” (down 1)
Album: Music (2000, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. RICKY MARTIN, “She Bangs” (up 3)
Album: Sound Loaded (2000, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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A Bakery Of Hits: “Cake” And Other Pop Pastries

Sweet, sweet singles.

Sweet, sweet singles.

After garnering a big add at Z100 in New York City after its premiere earlier this week, it looks like the debut single by DNCE, a song called “Cake By The Ocean”, may provide the perfect recipe for pop radio playlists. The lead singer of the new group brings a familiar name back to the music scene: Joe Jonas, brother of Nick and one of the three Jonas Brothers. The middle Jonas released his solo debut in the fall of 2011, Fastlife, but its two singles, “See No More” and “Just In Love”, just didn’t connect (the former went to #43 at pop radio and the latter didn’t chart) and the set came and went. In 2013, an ill-fated project that brought the brothers back together yielded two more self-released singles, “Pom Poms” (#45) and “First Time” (#36), before a cancelled album and tour derailed the whole thing. That essentially brings us to the current day, as DJ Jonas gets back into singing… and a potential run up the radio listings with a cool chart confection.

Now, you’re not likely going to find a baklava or an éclair or a macaron in the title of a charting single anytime soon, but when a cake comes into the picture, there have been some of those and more top treats providing a nice aroma in the air that we call the musical mesosphere. How will “Cake By The Ocean” fare over the next few weeks and will its chart peak be the icing on it? Will it taste like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, perhaps something else? Mmmm… I’m making myself hungry. Anyways, fresh out of an oven near you, a guide to this latest batch of sweet and successful singles:

* denotes peak from Radio & Records CHR/Pop chart (and later Mediabase 24/7)
** denotes peak from the Billboard Hot 100

CAKES
“Birthday Cake”, Rihanna featuring Chris Brown (#24**/#41*, 2012)
“Cut The Cake”, Average White Band (#10**/#34*, 1975)
“Hot Cakes”, Dave “Baby” Cortez (#91**, 1963)
“Strawberry Shortcake”, Jay & The Techniques (#39**, 1968)
“The Wedding Cake”, Connie Francis (#91**, 1969)

Honorable mention goes to Cake, who almost went top 40 (#44) on R&R in 1999 with “Never There”. A “Poundcake” also hit #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart in 1991 for Van Halen.

COOKIES
“Cookie Jar”, Gym Class Heroes featuring The-Dream (#47*/#59**, 2008)
“Pink Cookies In A Plastic Bag Getting Crushed By Buildings”, LL Cool J (#96**, 1993)

Don’t forget about Cookie And The Cupcakes and their string of charting singles, or The Cookies and the one top ten hit of their career, 1963’s “Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby)”, a #7 record on the Hot 100.

PIES
“American Pie”, Don McLean (#1**, 1972)
“American Pie”, Madonna (#15*/#29**, 2000)
“Cherry Pie”, Warrant (#10**/#20*, 1990)
“I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)”, Bonnie Pointer (#40**, 1980)
“I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)”, Donnie Elbert (#22**, 1972)
“I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)”, The Four Tops (#1**, 1965)
“Sweet Potato Pie”, Domino (#27**, 1994)

Hot Apple Pie made the Country survey about a decade ago, and Humble Pie reached the Hot 100 four times in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Want a slice?

Sweet tooth still has you craving more music? Have a favorite pop pastry from the ones above? Let me know in the comments or on social media by using the “Get Social!” tab.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 27, 2001

This countdown really pops.

This countdown really pops.

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 good ol’ elementary school days (fifth grade!) and check out my favorite songs from this week in 2001…

Debuts:
40. NIKKA COSTA, “Like A Feather”
36. LFO, “Every Other Time”
35. CRAIG DAVID, “Fill Me In”
33. JANET JACKSON, “Someone To Call My Lover”

Biggest Mover(s):
SUGAR RAY, “When It’s Over” (25-16, nine spots)

10. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Play” (down 2)
Album: J. Lo (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. MANDY MOORE, “In My Pocket” (up 4)
Album: Mandy Moore (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. *NSYNC, “Pop” (up 8)
Album: Celebrity (2001, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. MADONNA, “What It Feels Like For A Girl” (steady, second week)
Album: Music (2000, Maverick/WBR Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “Mad Season” (down 2)
Album: Mad Season (2000, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4

05. EDEN’S CRUSH, “Get Over Yourself” (down 3)
Album: Popstars (2001, 143/London-Sire Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Irresistible” (up 2)
Album: Irresistible (2001, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

03. BACKSTREET BOYS, “More Than That” (up 2)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. O-TOWN, “All Or Nothing” (up 1)
Album: O-Town (2001, J Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. CHRISTINA AGUILERA/LIL’ KIM/MYA/PINK, “Lady Marmalade” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Moulin Rouge! Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film (2001, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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A “Town” For Two: Twice The Top 40 Titles

A toast to ghosts.

A toast to ghosts.

In the last day, it was announced that Adam Lambert‘s first single from his Warner Bros. debut, The Original High, is a song titled “Ghost Town”. It will be released on April 21. This comes at the same time that Madonna‘s current release, title stylized as “Ghosttown”, is charting at both AC and Hot AC radio outlets thanks to an iHeartMedia campaign that bares a similar feel to the one U2‘s “Every Breaking Wave” utilized from late last year to early this year. Needless to stay, the stan reaction has been mixed thus far, but I think we’ll all survive and both singles can co-exist together… right? Now, can they rank together?

(By the way, ghost towns are nothing new when it comes to the top 40; just ask “Ghost Town” by Cheap Trick, which hit #33 in late 1988. Yes, I know it’s not remembered well and I would be the one to cite that. Ghost Town DJ’s, anyone?)

So, with this case in mind, I figured we could take a look at some classic examples that put two singles with the same title, but a different composition, in the top 40 of the Hot 100 at the same time. It’s pretty rare, but the few times it’s happened are pretty interesting to any chart buff. Here are some of the notable ones:

*** Dates listed next to each title indicate the first week of the songs appearing together in the top 40

“Crazy Love” (April 7, 1979)
Poco (#33) (Peak: #17) (Listen)
The Allman Brothers Band (#39) (Peak: #29) (Listen)

The first documented case of this occurrence goes back nearly 36 years to when these two bands appeared with their hit songs in the top 40 for just one frame. At the time, it was a pretty remarkable chart achievement given the turnover rate and heavier competition during those disco days. Both acts would score their final hits in the next decade, the former after nearly a decade away from the top 40.

“Don’t Be Cruel” (August 20, 1988)
Cheap Trick (#37) (Peak: #4) (Listen)
Bobby Brown (#38) (Peak: #8) (Listen)

Here’s what may be the most unusual case of the ones presented here. Both “Cruel” cuts debuted in the top 40 during the same week and next to each other! For two weeks in October, they both resided in the top ten, including a week when the former fell to #9, while the latter jumped to #8 (October 22, 1988). Of course, the band covered an Elvis Presley tune, while Brown’s hit was an original song.

“Hold On” (May 12, 1990)
Wilson Phillips (#6) (Peak: #1) (Listen)
En Vogue (#32) (Peak: #2) (Listen)

Much like the previous 1988 example, these two female groups both crossed paths in the top ten later that summer and spent a week back-to-back for the chart date of June 30, 1990 (the former down to #5, while the latter climbed to #6.) Both California acts were on the Hot 100 with their debut singles and the trio and quartet, respectively, would have a number of other songs in the top five nationally.

“Beautiful” (March 1, 2003)
Christina Aguilera (#8) (Peak: #2) (Listen)
Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell and Uncle Charlie Wilson (#37) (Peak: #6) (Listen)

It was during the first weeks of 2003 that the pop chanteuse shined with her strong multi-format ballad, a song that would turn into one of the biggest singles of her career. However, when the big Dogg comes barking into town, people will be tuning in. So, both appeared in the top 40 together through mid-May. On CHR radio, Aguilera’s hit spent four weeks at #1, while the trio just broke into the top 30.

Besides the chart collisions listed above, several other CHR radio only chart events happened, including two “Runaway” songs in October 1995 by Janet Jackson (#2) (Listen) and The Corrs (#37) (Listen) as well as two “Stop” songs in June 1998 from Meredith Brooks (#36) (Listen) and the Spice Girls (#38) (Listen). (These stats are based on the Radio & Records survey.)

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