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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 1, 2015

“Good” times in 2015.

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 five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 1, 2015…

38. SAINT MOTEL, “My Type”
37. LIFE OF DILLON, “Overload”

Biggest Mover(s):
ELLIE GOULDING, “Love Me Like You Do” (up 25-15, ten spots)

10. WALK THE MOON, “Shut Up And Dance” (down 3)
Album: Talking Is Hard (2014, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Style” (up 7)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

08. HOODIE ALLEN featuring ED SHEERAN, “All About It” (up 2)
Album: People Keep Talking (2014, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8 for two weeks

07. MARTIN LUKE BROWN, “Nostalgia” (up 1)
Album: Nostalgia (Single) (2014, Parlophone Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Blank Space” (down 2)
Album: 1989 (2014, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. ONE DIRECTION, “Night Changes” (up 1)
Album: FOUR (2014, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. MAT KEARNEY, “Heartbeat” (up 1)
Album: JUST KIDS (2015, Republic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

03. MARK RONSON featuring BRUNO MARS, “Uptown Funk” (steady, third week)
Album: Uptown Special (2015, RCA Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “No Good In Goodbye” (steady, third week)
Album: No Sound Without Silence (2014, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. ED SHEERAN, “Thinking Out Loud” (steady, third week)
Album: x (2014, Atlantic 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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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #20-11

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.

20. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey”
Album: The Kids Are Coming (EP)
Label: Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG
Peak: #1 for six weeks

19. KYGO & WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love”
Album: (single only)
Label: RCA
Peak: #2

18. KATY PERRY, “Never Really Over”
Album: (single only)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for two weeks

17. WESTLIFE, “Hello My Love”
Album: Spectrum
Label: Virgin EMI
Peak: #2

Album: Lover
Label: Republic
Peak: #1 for four weeks

Album: Origins
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #1 for two weeks

14. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Chances”
Album: DNA
Label: K-Bahn/RCA
Peak: #1 for three weeks

13. P!NK, “Walk Me Home”
Album: Hurts 2B Human
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for one week

12. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”
Album: Late Night Feelings
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for two weeks

11. ROB THOMAS, “One Less Day (Dying Young)”
Album: Chip Tooth Smile
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 25, 2019)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: lightning could strike twice for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello at the format, as they lead a busy top ten ahead of a slower holiday week. Alright, señoritas and señores, let’s add ’em up:

GOING GOING SHAWN: Even though it’s not a hot Justin Timberlake cover, a totally different “Señorita” from Mendes and Cabello is easily this week’s Most Added release at Top 40 radio, picking up 124 stations on impact. However, Mendes’s past single “If I Can’t Have You” cleared the entire panel of 183 stations in its first week a month ago. While that track continues to gain in the top ten, Cabello is also in the top 40 with the Mark Ronson collaboration titled “Find U Again”. Look for “Señorita” to grab some top 30 action by the weekend at both this and the Hot AC radio charts, where it earned a first-week total of 25 stations yesterday.

Zara Larsson also had a solid day for her current single “All The Time”, which made a very timely entrance in third place with 33 stations during the session. A posthumous single by Avicii, featuring a lead vocal by successful collaborator Aloe Blacc, ranked a notch lower with 25 adds during the session. Both “SOS” and the aforementioned “All” should enter the top 50 very soon.

Proven winners from Lewis Capaldi, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, as well as additional new songs from Ava Max and Cyn, are among the rest of entries filling out the top ten this week.

Next week, watch out for some early action on Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD‘s new collaboration, as well as some other titles that are impacting next month.

1. SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO, “Señorita” (Island/Republic)
1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Need To Calm Down” (Republic)
3. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)
4. AVICII featuring ALOE BLACC, “SOS” (Geffen/Interscope)
5-T. AVA MAX, “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
5-T. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8-T. HERVE PAGEZ & DIPLO featuring CHARLI XCX, “Spicy” (Mad Decent)
8-T. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
10. CYN, “Holy Roller” (Unsub/Caroline)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 21, 2019

Feeling like a good Friday for new music…

The feelings of summer and highly-anticipated music meet in the middle this week, as we welcome some excellent names and releases into the market. Here are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

LIL NAS X – 7 (EP) (iTunes)
Features: “Old Town Road”, the #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for the past eleven weeks that’s also led the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts, as well as the newly-released cut “Panini”

MARK RONSON – Late Night Feelings (iTunes)
Features: The Camila Cabello-assisted “Find U Again” and the Miley Cyrus-assisted “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, both of which charted at the Hot AC and Top 40 radio formats, the former of which is currently in the top 40 at both

THE RACONTEURS – Help Us Stranger (iTunes)
Features: “Help Me Stranger”, a current top 40 track on both the Alternative and Triple A radio charts, as well as “Now That You’re Gone” and “Sunday Driver”, two prior singles from the project

Notable albums out this week: Aaron Watson‘s Red Bandana (iTunes), Ben Rector‘s MAGIC: Live From The USA (iTunes), Collective Soul‘s Blood (iTunes), Gucci Mane‘s Delusions Of Grandeur (iTunes), Prince‘s Originals (iTunes), The Rolling Stones‘s Bridges To Bremen (Live) (iTunes), Trina‘s The One (iTunes), Two Door Cinema Club‘s False Alarm (iTunes), Unspoken‘s Reason (iTunes), Will Young‘s Lexicon (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s Ride Me Back Home (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Emily Burns‘s PDA (iTunes), ILOVEMAKONNEN‘s M3 (iTunes), Kevin McHale‘s Boy (iTunes), Lukr‘s Sunstead (iTunes), SG Lewis‘s Dawn (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“(Gonna Take) A Little Time”, Paul Loren (iTunes)
“20th Century Boy”, Brasko featuring Mr. Gabriel (iTunes)
“All My Love”, Sabrina Claudio & Wale (iTunes)
“All The Time”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“And I Am A Woman”, Angie McMahon (iTunes)
“Angeline”, Seramic (iTunes)
“Another One”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Bad Idea”, YBN Cordae featuring Chance The Rapper (iTunes)
“Better”, Corey Harper (iTunes)
“Come On Over”, Pretty Sister (iTunes)
“Crown”, Stormzy (iTunes)
“Crybaby”, Pia Mia featuring Theron Theron (iTunes)
“Dancing With Nobody”, Austin Mahone (iTunes)
“Dang”, Top Bunk (iTunes)
“Do You”, Elle Winter (iTunes)
“Door”, Caroline Polachek (iTunes)
“Easy”, Kyd The Band & Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“Eat Your Heart Out”, Walk The Moon (iTunes)
“Elvis”, Skela (iTunes)
“Expensive”, Rence featuring Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Feel Something”, Bea Miller (iTunes)
“Generational Divide”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“Greenlight”, Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“Hummingbird”, Mark Diamond (iTunes)
“I Don’t Know You Anymore (Demo)”, Sody (iTunes)
“I’m So Sorry”, Hearts & Colors (iTunes)
“ICLYA”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Identity Crisis”, Emily Weisband (iTunes)
“Imagination”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Is It Even You?”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Just Another Dreamer”, Myzica (iTunes)
“Leave It All Behind”, Sleeping With Sirens (iTunes)
“Left Me Yet”, Daya (iTunes)
“Little Things”, Jessica Mauboy (iTunes)
“Lonely Night”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Love It”, UNSECRET featuring Ivory Lane (iTunes)
“Loved You Once (Demo)”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Megatron”, Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Minute”, Parson James (iTunes)
“Miracle Pill”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“Mount Everest”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“Nostalgic”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“One Thing Right”, Marshmello & Kane Brown (iTunes)
“Pretty”, Ingrid Michaelson (iTunes)
“Run Game”, Lupe Fiasco (iTunes)
“Runaway”, Sebastian Yatra, Daddy Yankee, Jonas Brothers & Natti Natasha (iTunes)
“Say Less”, Alex Harris (iTunes)
“Señorita”, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Short Kings Anthem”, Blackbear & Tiny Meat Gang (iTunes)
“Stacy”, Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Start Again”, Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“Stitch”, Allan Rayman (iTunes)
“Strangers”, City And Colour (iTunes)
“Stripper Bowl”, Migos (iTunes)
“Swimming Pool”, Millie Turner (iTunes)
“That’s Life”, 88-Keys featuring Mac Miller and Sia (iTunes)
“The First One (Acoustic)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“The Lake”, Wylder (iTunes)
“This Is Magic”, A Great Big World (iTunes)
“Time Waits For No One”, Freddie Mercury (iTunes)
“Typical Story”, Hobo Johnson (iTunes)
“Underground”, Lindsey Stirling (iTunes)
“Waking Up”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“What Do I Do?”, Georgia Ku (iTunes)
“Would You Ever”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Ingrid Michaelson, The Black Keys and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 18, 2019)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Taylor Swift gets “Down” with the Top 40 crowd once more, blasting up to the top spot on the Tuesday report. Take a deep breath in and out and let’s add ’em up:

“YOU”-NITED AS ONE: After the Brendon Urie-assisted “ME!” cleared the entire panel in one week back in late April, it’s no surprise to see Taylor Swift picking up another giant total for the follow-up single, “You Need To Calm Down”. This tune earns 129 stations in its first week, which falls below the 183 for “ME!”, but is still quite significant. Both songs can be found on Lover, which hits stores on August 23. “You” squeaked into the top 40 on last Sunday’s update and should be well into the top 30 by the next list to be published. It also led the adds report at Hot AC radio yesterday, scoring 42 stations in total.

Swift’s current single lands well ahead of the other impacting records in the region, including songs by LIVVIATove Lo and We Three, though all three acts managed to successfully place their songs in the top ten. (More results are below.)

Next week, Ava Max (who already appears in this week’s top ten) leads a pack of at least five impacting songs, which also includes the latest releases from Cyn, MKTO and more. Curious about who will land on top? So am I! Check back next Tuesday!

1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Need To Calm Down” (Republic)
2-T. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)
2-T. TOVE LO, “Glad He’s Gone” (Island/Republic)
4. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
5. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
6. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
7-T. AVA MAX, “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
7-T. LIVVIA, “Dizzy” (12Tone Music)
7-T. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA, “Call You Mine” (Disruptor/Columbia)
10. WE THREE, “Lifeline” (Palawan/JMA)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 16, 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. Wowzer, it’s been another busy week on the airwaves and we’ve got all the essential information for you. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

WOW, IT’S NUMBER ONE: After a slow run to the top of the pop chart, Post Malone‘s “Wow” climbs from 2-1 in its 23rd week in the top 40 to become the new #1 song at the format. “Wow” is Malone’s third chart-topper on the Top 40 survey, following the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Psycho” (four weeks) and “Better Now” (two weeks) from last year. The cut joins titles such as “Bad” and “Fly” (among others) in the category of #1 radio hits with the fewest number of characters.

There are three new entries in this week’s top 40, led by “Find U Again” from Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello, which makes a giant move from 41-30. It’s the third solo top 40 song for Ronson, who has also charted with the duo Silk City, and the 11th solo hit for Cabello, who previously charted with the quintet Fifth Harmony. Calming the #39 spot, it’s superstar Taylor Swift with “You Need To Calm Down”, which blasts straight into the region to become her 29th such entry here. Finally, swinging up from 42-40, we have the second top 40 track for the boy band In Real Life with “Crazy AF”. Top 40 radio isn’t exactly going crazy over this one: it’s been slowly moving up in the top 50 since early May and probably won’t get much further. Still, a top 40 song is a top 40 song.

On a roll and climbing into the top 50 at #43, Miley Cyrus debuts with “Mother’s Daughter”. The single can be found on her She Is Coming set, an EP that she released earlier this month. Newcomer Christian Paul also hits the list at #50 with “Strong”, becoming his first chart entry. His forthcoming EP is due at the beginning of July.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 11, 2019)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Miley Cyrus adds to the Top 40 family during a slower week on the adds report. Let’s add ’em up:

SHE IS COMING… TO POP RADIO: Cyrus’s “Mother’s Daughter”, from her EP titled She Is Coming, grabs 49 stations during its impact week and the freedom to become the Most Added song at the Top 40 format this Tuesday. That total is much lower than some of the triple digit finishes we’ve seen in recent weeks, though the cut is still its on way towards the top 50 for the official chart on Sunday. The full EP registered a top ten debut on the most recent update of the Billboard 200 list.

Much of the rest of the top ten is filled with familiar names, including Ally Brooke and Lizzo, though individual adds totals for a lot of songs trailed off beyond the top five. For instance, six songs tied for tenth place with a meager seven adds, which is fairly low for that position. Alas, these kinds of weeks occasionally happen…

Next week, impacting releases from LIVVIA and Tove Lo, as well as the current Alternative chart single from Illenium and Jon Bellion, join the pop parade.

1. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
2. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)
3. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA, “Call You Mine” (Disruptor/Columbia)
4. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
5. ALLY BROOKE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Lips Don’t Lie” (Latium/Atlantic)

(The full list should be back next week, provided that the adds totals at the bottom of the top ten are back to normal.)

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