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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #60-51

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

60. P!NK featuring CASH CASH, “Can We Pretend”
Album: Hurts 2B Human
Label: RCA
Peak: #11

59. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…”
Album: ~How I’m Feeling~
Label: AWAL/in2une
Peak: #9

58. MARSHMELLO x BASTILLE, “Happier”
Album: (single only)
Label: Astralwerks/Capitol
Peak: #1 for four weeks (2018)
2018 YE: #36

57. LIZZO, “Good As Hell”
Album: Coconut Oil (EP)
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

56. KELLY CLARKSON, “Broken & Beautiful”
Album: UglyDolls (Soundtrack)
Label: Atlantic/EMG
Peak: #10

55. DUA LIPA, “Swan Song”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner
Peak: #8

54. GREG HOLDEN, “Something Beautiful”
Album: World War Me
Label: Falling Art/BMG
Peak: #10

53. DEAN LEWIS, “Waves”
Album: A Place We Knew
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #9

52. MAREN MORRIS, “The Bones”
Album: Girl
Label: Columbia Nashville
Peak: #10

51. SCOTT HELMAN, “Hang Ups”
Album: Hang Ups (EP)
Label: Warner
Peak: #7

That’s it for the first half of the list! Scroll up for more information from this year’s top 100 list tomorrow. Thanks for visiting PGTC!

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #90-81

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

90. NINA NESBITT, “Loyal To Me”
Album: The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change
Label: Cooking Vinyl/RED
Peak: #2 (2018)
2018 YE: #41

89. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Young And In Love”
Album: Stranger Songs
Label: Cabin 24/RED
Peak: #17

88. SCOTT HELMAN, “Everything Sucks”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner
Peak: #7+

87. PASSENGER, “Survivors”
Album: Runaway
Label: Black Crow/Nettwerk
Peak: #18

86. ONEREPUBLIC, “Rescue Me”
Album: (single only)
Label: Mosley/Interscope
Peak: #16

85. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel”
Album: Charlie’s Angels (Soundtrack)
Label: Republic
Peak: #13

84. MAREN MORRIS, “Girl”
Album: Girl
Label: Columbia Nashville
Peak: #19

83. KATY PERRY, “Small Talk”
Album: (single only)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #13

82. WALK OFF THE EARTH, “I’ll Be There”
Album: Here We Go!
Label: Golden Carrot/The Orchard (RED)
Peak: #13

81. LADY GAGA, “Always Remember Us This Way”
Album: A Star Is Born (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #17

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 18, 2019)

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. For this 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the time in which I would take stock of the radio action for the week is about to begin. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

“BAD” IS STILL GOOD: As she falls to #2 on the Alternative radio list, Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” holds steady at #1 this week on the Top 40 chart for a second frame. The cut is already down more than 800 spins from last week, so you can expect that “Señorita” (which ranks at #3 on this update) will easily climb to the top next week for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.

Climbing from 42-38 on the chart, “Post Malone” marks the first top 40 songs for both Sam Feldt and RANI. Malone’s newest hit, the Young Thug-assisted “Goodbyes”, moves from 10-8 this week. It’s the first time that an artist has appeared in the top 40 at the same time that their name is featured in the title of a top 40 song since early 2012, when the legendary Mick Jagger was a featured artist on “THE (The Hardest Ever)” by will.i.am and Jennifer Lopez and inspired “Moves Like Jagger”, a #1 song for Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera. Rising from 45-39, “Good Things Fall Apart” gives Illenium his first top 40 single here and returns Jon Bellion to the top 40 for his third appearance to date. The late Avicii also lands in the top 40 for a sixth time with the Aloe Blacc-assisted “SOS”, up from 43-40. It’s Avicii’s first top 40 single here since 2014’s “Addicted To You”, which peaked at #39. Blacc was a vocalist on his only #1 track to date, 2013’s “Wake Me Up”, though he didn’t receive a featured credit for it; thus, “SOS” is his second top 40 hit.

Headed to Country radio later this month, Maren Morris‘s new Hot AC hit “The Bones” enters at #45. Morris has been charting at the Country format since 2016, but she topped both the Hot AC and Top 40 charts last spring and summer with the Zedd and Grey collaboration “The Middle”. Viral hit “Lalala” is in at #46 for format newcomers Y2K and BBNO$. Two spots lower, another K-pop group arrives on the survey: NCT 127 bows at #48 with a new English version of “Highway To Heaven”, their first hit here. Lastly, a collaboration from actor and singer Asher Angel and rapper Wiz Khalifa enters at #50. “One Thought Away” is Angel’s first song to chart at any radio format.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 28, 2019

Bringing “Joy” to this July weekend.

DEBUTS
39. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls
37. Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri – Simple Things
36. Noah Kahan – Cynic | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Stephen Puth – Look Away (40)
30. P!nk featuring Cash Cash – Can We Pretend (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil (31)
21. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (26)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maren Morris – The Bones (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (05) | PEAK: #05
04/ Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Keane – The Way I Feel (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Bastille – Joy (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (3)
2. Westlife – Dynamite (4)
3. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (9)
4. Stanaj – Love Me (8)
5. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (6)
6. Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (7)
7. Dean Lewis – Waves (-)
8. American Authors – Stay Around (-)
9. Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday (-)
10. Bishop Briggs – Champion (-)

In The Mix:
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own
Ed Sheeran with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars – Blow
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor (new)
NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand

Chart Notes:

  • The English quartet Bastille earns their fifth #1 song on my chart with “Joy”, advancing from 3-1. In November, they earned their previous #1 hit with the Marshmello collaboration “Happier”, which spent four weeks at the summit. It’s featured on the album Doom Days, which came out last month. There’s a fair amount of debut action this week, with Noah Kahan‘s “Cynic” coming in the highest at #36. The tune marks his fifth top 40 entry to date; his most recent, a #5 song called “Mess”, falls a few spots to #25 on the current list. Landing at #37, we have the first collaboration together for Alexander Cardinale and Christina Perri. “Simple Things” is just below the top 50 at Hot AC radio and gaining well. Finally, at #39, a song that’s headed to Alternative radio in a few weeks: “Hotel Walls”, the second top 40 entry for Smith & Thell. Their first chart hit, “Forgive Me Friend”, spent three weeks at #6 this past spring. It remains in the top ten on the Triple A radio chart.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 8, 2019

Race around the WRLD.

It’s a juicy week for fresh releases and the flavor combination is undeniable. What treat packs the top taste? These are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

JUICE WRLD – Death Race For Love (iTunes)
Features: the pre-release songs “Hear Me Calling” and “Robbery”, as well as a collaboration with Young Thug

MAREN MORRIS – Girl (iTunes)
Features: the title track, currently in the top 30 on the Country radio chart

Notable albums out this week: BamSavage‘s Yesterday’s Tomorrow (iTunes), David Gray‘s Gold In A Brass Age (iTunes), Dido‘s Still On My Mind (iTunes), Foals‘s Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 (iTunes), Gesaffelstein‘s Hyperion (iTunes), James Morrison‘s You’re Stronger Than You Know (iTunes), New Kids On The Block‘s Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes), Sigrid‘s Sucker Punch (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Aaron Taos‘s Birthday Boy (iTunes), Alesso‘s Mixtape – Progresso, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Call Me Loop‘s Drama (iTunes), Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine‘s 8:47 (iTunes), Kat Saul‘s …From Unit 408 (iTunes), Mark Diamond‘s Hummingbird One (iTunes), Myylo‘s I’m A Nice Boy (iTunes), Patrick James‘s What We’re Fighting For (iTunes), Super Duper‘s Vessels (iTunes), Tomorrow x Together‘s The Dream Chapter: Star (iTunes), Upsahl‘s Hindsight 20/20 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Antisocial Socialites”, Kyan Palmer & nicopop. featuring Yuri Joness (iTunes)
“Are You Like Me”, New Dialogue (iTunes)
“Big Blue” / “Sunflower”, Vampire Weekend (iTunes)
“Blind (Acoustic)”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“By The River”, Klingande featuring Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“Cut My Teeth”, James Droll (iTunes)
“Dancing With A Stranger (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Sam Smith & Normani (iTunes)
“Dollar To A Diamond”, Maya B (iTunes)
“Favorite Sound”, Audien x Echosmith (iTunes)
“Feelings”, John Newman (iTunes)
“Ghost Of Ohio”, Andy Black (iTunes)
“Gloria”, Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“Go Easy”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“Good For Me”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“Goodbye Boy”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“GTFO”, Cubbi (iTunes)
“Have Mercy”, YBN Cordae (iTunes)
“Here With Me”, Marshmello featuring CHVRCHES (iTunes)
“Hit Your Heart”, Dagny x Steve Aoki (iTunes)
“Honest”, PUBLIC (iTunes)
“Honestly”, Jai Waetford featuring Carmouflage Rose (iTunes)
“House Of Glass”, Cage The Elephant (iTunes)
“How It’s Supposed To Be (Kid Froopy Remix)”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“Hypersonic Missiles”, Sam Fender (iTunes)
“I’m Not Sorry”, Hardwell & Mike Williams (iTunes)
“IDK”, Bruce Wiegner (iTunes)
“Insomnia”, Daya (iTunes)
“It Only Gets Better”, WILD (iTunes)
“Kiss & Tell”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Kombucha”, Winnetka Bowling League (iTunes)
“Like It Was”, Denny White (iTunes)
“Lil Boat (Remix)”, 88GLAM featuring Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Lo/Hi”, The Black Keys (iTunes)
“Love Someone (Piano Demo)”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“Mama (Tiësto’s Big Room Remix)”, Clean Bandit featuring Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“My Bad”, Khalid (iTunes)
“My Man”, Delacey (iTunes)
“No Such Thing”, Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
“Nobody”, Mac DeMarco (iTunes)
“Plan On You”, Adam Melchor (iTunes)
“Pretty Shining People (Jack Wins Remix)”, George Ezra (iTunes)
“Pushing 20”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Recognise”, Lost Frequencies featuring Flynn (iTunes)
“Rise”, Jonas Blue featuring IZ*ONE (iTunes)
“Running Scared (Desert Song)”, The Strumbellas (iTunes)
“Sidelines”, Wallows (iTunes)
“So Am I”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Sweater Collection”, Lo Lo (iTunes)
“Tell Me”, Prince Fox featuring Ellise (iTunes)
“Temporary Love”, Ben Platt (iTunes)
“The King”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Timekeeper”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“Two Of Us”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Why Did You Run?”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Wish You Were Gay”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“With You”, Jay Sean & Gucci Mane featuring Asian Doll (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Greyson Chance, Johnny Orlando and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 14, 2018

Dean’s on the scene.

DEBUTS
40. O.A.R. – Miss You All The Time
39. Noah Kahan – False Confidence
37. Jason Mraz featuring Meghan Trainor – More Than Friends
36. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters (40)
34. Lauv featuring Julia Michaels – There’s No Way (39)
28. Bülow – Two Punks In Love (34)
27. Sigrid – Sucker Punch (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. Lukas Graham – Love Someone (24)
13. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. OneRepublic – Connection (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (09) | PEAK: #02
08. Elle King – Shame (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (07) | PEAK: #07
06. George Ezra – Shotgun (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
05. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Imagine Dragons – Natural (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (05) | PEAK: #02
01. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. AJ Mitchell – Girls (1)
2. A Great Big World – You (2)
3. Lauren Daigle – You Say (3)
4. Gryffin & Elley Duhé – Tie Me Down (4)
5. Alessia Cara – Trust My Lonely (10)
6. Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (9)
7. Daniel Powter – Do You Wanna Get Lucky? (7)
8. Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho (-)
9. Ashlee Simpson + Evan Ross – I Do (8)
10. Tom Walker – Angels (-)

In The Mix:
Broods – Peach
George Ezra – Hold My Girl
Hudson Taylor – Feel It Again
Jack & Jack – No One Compares To You
John Splithoff featuring Madison Ryann Ward – Show Me
Little Mix – Woman Like Me (new)
LIVVIA – Damn (new)
Maggie Rogers – Light On (new)
Morgxn featuring Walk The Moon – Home
New Kids On The Block featuring Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany & Debbie Gibson – 80’s Baby (new)
Olly Murs featuring Snoop Dogg – Moves
Paul McCartney – Caesar Rock

Chart Notes:

  • “Be Alright” leads my personal chart once again, giving Dean Lewis‘s hit a second week at #1. It’s still building at the Hot AC and Top 40 radio formats, reaching the top 20 at the former. Last week’s top debut by Sigrid, “Sucker Punch”, makes a big move from 38-27, as it becomes this week’s fastest-moving record in the countdown. Four new tunes land on the chart this week, led by a pair of notable collaborations from Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper and Jason Mraz featuring Meghan Trainor. The former, a cut off the chart-topping soundtrack to the movie A Star Is Born, is “Shallow”, landing at #36. The latter, the second radio single from Mraz’s current album Know., is “More Than Friends”, coming in at #37. “More” is the follow-up to “Have It All”, which got as high at #4 earlier this year. Just below those titles, Noah Kahan‘s “False Confidence”, his third top 40 hit, starts at #39, while O.A.R. returns with “Miss You All The Time”, their ninth chart entry, entering at #40. “Miss” is the group’s first single to make the top 40 since the fall of 2016.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 7, 2018

New to the Dean’s list.

DEBUTS
40. Why Don’t We – 8 Letters
39. Lauv featuring Julia Michaels – There’s No Way
38. Sigrid – Sucker Punch | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
26. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (26)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Elle King – Shame (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Marshmello x Bastille – Happier (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Natural (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. George Ezra – Shotgun (03) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
01. Dean Lewis – Be Alright (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. AJ Mitchell – Girls (5)
2. A Great Big World – You (1)
3. Lauren Daigle – You Say (4)
4. Jason Mraz featuring Meghan Trainor – More Than Friends (10)
5. Daniel Powter – Do You Wanna Get Lucky? (7)
6. Gryffin & Elley Duhé – Tie Me Down (6)
7. Noah Kahan – False Confidence (9)
8. Ashlee Simpson + Evan Ross – I Do (8)
9. Logan Henderson – Pull Me Deep (-)
10. Alessia Cara – Trust My Lonely (-)

In The Mix:
Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho (new)
Broods – Peach (new)
Cher – S.O.S.
George Ezra – Hold My Girl
Hudson Taylor – Feel It Again
John Splithoff featuring Madison Ryann Ward – Show Me
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (new)
Morgxn featuring Walk The Moon – Home
Mumford & Sons – Guiding Light
Odesza featuring Sasha Sloan – Falls
Olly Murs featuring Snoop Dogg – Moves
Paul McCartney – Caesar Rock
Tom Walker – Angels

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Dean Lewis on his first #1 on my personal chart, “Be Alright”, advancing from 2-1 this week. Lewis’s track is a recent chart-topper in his native Australia, while it’s climbing through the top 20 on the Hot AC chart here. It’ll likely stay at #1 next time around, though a handful of alternative crossovers from acts like Imagine Dragons and Panic! At The Disco, as well as a duet from Marshmello x Bastille, will look to claim the top spot soon. Three new titles are in the mix this week, with “Sucker Punch” by Sigrid coming in the highest at #38. A year ago, her first entry here, “Don’t Kill My Vibe”, went to #16. “Sucker” impacts at the Alternative format later this month. The first collaboration from Lauv and Julia Michaels follows at #39, “There’s No Way”. It’s one of (at least) eight singles impacting at the Top 40 format on Tuesday. Michaels topped my chart for a week in April of last year with “Issues”. Finally, at #40, the third top 40 single from the boy band Why Don’t We arrives. The title track from their current set 8 Letters is the group’s second song to chart this year, with “Trust Fund Baby” peaking at #14 during the spring.

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