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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 23, 2017

My sweet Lorde.

DEBUTS
40. Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens – Reminding Me
39. Serena Ryder – Electric Love
34. Paramore – Hard Times
30. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
28. DNCE featuring Nicki Minaj – Kissing Strangers (37)
11. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (21) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
05. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (12)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (06) | PEAK: #02
08. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (08) | PEAK: #08
07. James TW – Ex (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (12) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Believer (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Julia Michaels – Issues (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1
02. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Lorde – Green Light (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (1)
2. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (2)
3. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (4)
4. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (3)
5. LANY – ILYSB (5)
6. Tom Walker – Just You And I (10)
7. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (9)
8. TLC – Way Back (-)
9. FRANKIE featuring Marc E. Bassy – Problems Problems (-)
10. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – In My World (-)

In The Mix:
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
Oh Wonder – Ultralife
Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin
Saint Motel – Destroyer
The Cranberries – Why
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • There’s a new song at the top this week: “Green Light” by New Zealand-born singer Lorde, which rises from 3-1 in its eighth week in the top 40. It’s the first single from the forthcoming album Melodrama, which is due June 16. The song continues to perform well at Alternative and Triple A radio, where it still resides in the top ten, though it’s been pulled from formats such as CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC, managing to quickly make the top 20 on both charts. “Light” co-writer/producer Jack Antonoff looks to be the one to displace his own song at the top, as “Don’t Take The Money” (Bleachers) soars from 12-5. Check back to see that battle continue in the next couple of weeks…
  • Three of this week’s four entries feature lead vocals by Canadian artists, with the highest being “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (#30) by Toronto’s Shawn Mendes. It’s his fourth top 40 song. Debuting at #39 is another Toronto singer: Serena Ryder and the title track from her EP Electric Love. Finally, at #40, is the new single from Shawn Hook, born in the town of Castlegar in British Columbia. “Reminding Me” features American singer and actress Vanessa Hudgens, who earns her first top 40 hit on my chart since “Come Back To Me”, which reached #13 in December 2006. (American act Paramore gets a #34 debut this week with “Hard Times”.)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 16, 2017

Michaels makes some moves.

DEBUTS
39. Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger
37. DNCE featuring Nicki Minaj – Kissing Strangers | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Train – Drink Up (38)
25. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (30)
21. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
12. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Cold (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (09) | PEAK: #08
07. James TW – Ex (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Believer (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Lorde – Green Light (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Julia Michaels – Issues (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (2)
2. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (7)
3. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (1)
4. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (6)
5. LANY – ILYSB (9)
6. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (3)
7. Fastball – I Will Never Let You Down (5)
8. Oh Wonder – Ultralife (10)
9. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (-)
10. Tom Walker – Just You And I (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – In My World (new)
Saint Motel – Destroyer (new)
Serena Ryder – Electric Love (new)
The Cranberries – Why
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
TLC – Way Back (new)
Weezer – Feels Like Summer
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • The first top 40 single for 23-year-old singer and songwriter Julia Michaels is now her first #1 on my personal chart. Up a notch, from 2-1, “Issues” is the first song to be released off an EP titled Nervous System, due sometime in May. If you watch Girls on HBO, then you probably heard her “How Do We Get Back To Love” in a recent episode, though that song isn’t out at the moment. Stay tuned for more Michaels music mania in the coming weeks on the blog…
  • In a shocker to probably no one, Harry Styles has the week’s Biggest Mover with “Sign Of The Times”, jumping from 34-21 in its second week on the chart. It’s the lead single from his forthcoming solo debut, a self-titled effort, due May 12. Look for it to reach the top ten in the next few weeks. Soaring from 21-12, “Don’t Take The Money” by Bleachers is a sure bet for the region next week. The fight for the top spot should be an interesting one next month.
  • I’ve got a strange feeling about this week’s countdown… perhaps it’s because of those two strangers entering the top 40. The higher of the two is “Kissing Strangers”, the fourth top 40 entry by DNCE, debuting at #37. It features Nicki Minaj. Mike Posner comes in just below that, at #39, with what also becomes his fourth charting single, “In The Arms Of A Stranger”. At the current time, both tracks sit below the top 50 on the CHR/Top 40 chart.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 13, 2008

Supermusical Superflashack.

REMembering my favorite 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 nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of April 13, 2008…

Debuts:
40. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Love Don’t Live Here”
39. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Our Song”

Biggest Mover(s):
MADONNA featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “4 Minutes” (31-22, nine spots)

10. FERRAS, “Hollywood’s Not America” (up 2)
Album: Aliens & Rainbows (2008, Capitol Records)
Peak: #6

09. THE LAST GOODNIGHT, “Stay Beautiful” (up 1)
Album: Poison Kiss (2007, Virgin Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

08. MAROON 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You” (steady, second week)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

07. JACK JOHNSON, “If I Had Eyes” (up 1)
Album: Sleep Through The Static (2008, Brushfire/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. ADELE, “Chasing Pavements” (steady, second week)
Album: 19 (2008, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. LIFEHOUSE, “Whatever It Takes” (down 1)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. THE BRAVERY, “Believe” (up 1)
Album: The Sun And The Moon (2007, Island/IDJMG Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

03. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “These Hard Times” (steady, second week)
Album: Exile On Mainstream (2007, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

02. R.E.M., “Supernatural Superserious” (steady, second week)
Album: Accelerate (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #2 for six weeks

01. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, sixth week)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 9, 2017

Katy and Skip don’t slip.

DEBUTS
38. Train – Drink Up
34. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (36)
29. Sheppard – Keep Me Crazy (34)
22. Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl (29)
21. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
18. New Politics – One Of Us (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maroon 5 – Cold (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (11) | PEAK: #09
08. James TW – Ex (09) | PEAK: #08
07. MUNA – I Know A Place (07) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
06. Imagine Dragons – Believer (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Lorde – Green Light (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Julia Michaels – Issues (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (1)
2. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (4)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (3)
4. Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger (7)
5. Fastball – I Will Never Let You Down (5)
6. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (9)
7. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (-)
8. Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (6)
9. LANY – ILYSB (10)
10. Oh Wonder – Ultralife (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios (new)
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy
Ruth B. – If This Is Love (new)
The Cranberries – Why
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
Tom Walker – Just You And I (new)
Weezer – Feels Like Summer
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • There are five notable movers in the countdown this week, up five or more spots, and all five are from different countries. A nice move of twelve notches, jumping 33-21, makes “Don’t Take The Money” by New Jersey’s Bleachers the Biggest Mover. From outside of the U.S., there’s England’s Ed Sheeran and “Galway Girl”, up 29-22, Canada’s Scott Helman and “Kinda Complicated”, up 36-30, Denmark’s New Politics and “One Of Us”, up 23-18, and finally, Australia’s Sheppard and “Keep Me Crazy”, up 34-29. Keep up with all the global gems every Sunday here on PGTC!
  • This week’s Highest Debut is the first solo top 40 hit for Harry Styles, with “Sign Of The Times” coming in at #34. Styles is prepping for the release of his first album outside of One Direction, which is due sometime later this year. Since 2016, the group’s Zayn Malik, now just ZAYN, and Niall Horan have also reached my chart; in fact, both spent some time at #1. Will Styles hit the top and make it 3-for-3 this summer? Stay tuned!
  • A little further down, landing at #38, is the second top 40 hit from Train‘s most recent album, a girl a bottle a boat. “Drink Up” follows “Play That Song”, which spent two weeks at #2 earlier this year. “Drink” marks the 25th song to reach my top 40 for the band since 1999, and the 26th for lead singer Pat Monahan, who scored a solo #1 in 2007 with “Her Eyes”.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: March 28, 2004

“Believe” in these hits from 2004.

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 13 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of March 28, 2004…

Debuts:
38. MARIO WINANS featuring ENYA & P. DIDDY, “I Don’t Wanna Know”
37. YELLOWCARD, “Ocean Avenue”
36. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Take My Breath Away”

Biggest Mover(s):
FINGER ELEVEN, “One Thing” (37-17, twenty spots)

10. JOHN MAYER, “Clarity” (down 5)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. JOEY MCINTYRE, “L.A. Blue” (up 2)
Album: 8:09 (2004, Artemis Records)
Peak: #9

08. ALANIS MORISSETTE, “Everything” (up 2)
Album: So-Called Chaos (2004, Maverick/Reprise Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

07. NELLY FURTADO, “Try” (down 1)
Album: Folklore (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #6

06. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Don’t Tell Me” (up 2)
Album: Under My Skin (2004, Arista/RMG Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

05. SARAH CONNOR, “Bounce” (up 2)
Album: Sarah Connor (2004, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

04. THE DARKNESS, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (steady, second week)
Album: Permission To Land (2003, Must Destroy/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. THREE DAYS GRACE, “(I Hate) Everything About You” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Three Days Grace (2003, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #3 for six weeks

02. SWITCHFOOT, “Meant To Live” (steady, fifth week)
Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003, Red Ink/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. MAROON 5, “This Love” (steady, eighth week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for nine weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 12, 2017

Finding their "Place" at the top.

In the “Know”.

DEBUTS
40. Ruth B. – Superficial Love
38. Wrabel – Bloodstain | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (37)
26. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (31)
22. Take That – Giants (27)
21. Lorde – Green Light (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
17. Maroon 5 – Cold (22)
16. James TW – Ex (21)
(see #9)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Imagine Dragons – Believer (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (14) | PEAK: #09
08. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Julia Michaels – Issues (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Daniel Powter – Delicious (06) | PEAK: #05
05. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
04. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (03) | PEAK: #02
01. MUNA – I Know A Place (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (1)
2. Skip Marley – Lions (4)
3. Bea Miller – Song Like You (8)
4. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (6)
5. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (7)
6. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (-)
7. Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (-)
8. New Politics – One Of Us (-)
9. Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On (-)
10. Sheppard – Keep Me Crazy (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Celine Dion – How Does A Moment Last Forever (new)
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy (new)
FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights
Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger (new)
Saint Motel – Born Again (new)
Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe (new)
Stargate featuring P!nk and Sia – Waterfall (new)
Steps – Scared Of The Dark (new)
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This

Chart Notes:

  • In 2016, Wrabel scored my #1 song of the year with “11 Blocks”, which spent five weeks at the top. This week, he’s back with his first chart entry of 2017, “Bloodstain”. It’s new at #38. The track made its radio debut on WIAD-FM in Washington, DC a few weeks ago, though it hasn’t been commercially available (to download or stream) until this past Friday. Will the 28-year-old singer make it two years in a row with the top song on my annual listing? This one’s just getting started, so stay tuned!
  • With her follow-up to “Lost Boy”, Ruth B. has her second top 40 single with “Superficial Love”, entering at #40. Of course, you’ll remember that “Lost” started out on Vine, led to her major-label contract and a #10 entry on my personal chart. It just so happens that “Superficial” also began on the service before becoming a tune on her EP The Intro in 2015. A new version is now available, and you can hear it on a handful of Hot AC stations.
  • There’s a lot of action beneath the chart this week, as a number of new tracks enter the Next In Line and In The Mix sections. Two New bands, who aren’t actually new acts, could debut quicker than the ones listed; they are New Kids On The Block and New Politics. You may also want to look out for Bea Miller‘s latest single, which takes a nice jump as well. Where will they land? Check back on Sunday to find out!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: March 5, 2017

Finding their "Place" at the top.

Finding their “Place” at the top.

DEBUTS
40. The Band Perry – Stay In The Dark
38. MisterWives – Machine
37. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man
32. Lorde – Green Light | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. Take That – Giants (33)
22. Maroon 5 – Cold (28)
14. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (21)
(see #5)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (11) | PEAK: #10
09. OneRepublic – Let’s Hurt Tonight (08) | PEAK: #08
08. Julia Michaels – Issues (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons (04) | PEAK: #03
06. Daniel Powter – Delicious (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (10) | PEAK: #05
04. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (02) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (06) | PEAK: #03
02. ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. MUNA – I Know A Place (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Strumbellas – Young & Wild (2)
2. Skip Marley – Lions (4)
3. Wrabel – Bloodstain (10)
4. Jonathan Roy – Good Things (1)
5. Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic (3)
6. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (5)
7. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good (6)
8. Bea Miller – Song Like You (-)
9. Ruth B – Superficial Love (-)
10. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul (7)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights
Gavin DeGraw – Making Love With The Radio On
Sheryl Crow – Halfway There (new)
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This

Chart Notes:

  • Josette Maskin, Katie Gavin and Naomi McPherson make up the trio MUNA, and they lead my chart with the week’s new #1 song, “I Know A Place”. It’s up 3-1. It’s taken from the album About U, which is one of my favorite sets of 2017 so far. “Place” recently climbed into the top 50 on the Hot AC format, where it continues to gain in spins from about a dozen stations. How long will the ladies stay at the top? Stay tuned!
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to 20-year-old singer and songwriter Lorde, debuting at #32 with “Green Light”. It’s the first single from her forthcoming album Melodrama. We’ll see if the New Zealand performer zooms toward the top spot in a few weeks. The first act from the country to reach #1 on my list was Daniel Bedingfield, who spent three weeks there with “Gotta Get Thru This” in 2002.
  • He’s already on the chart with “Love On The Weekend”, and now, John Mayer enters the top 40 at #37 with “Still Feel Like Your Man”. It’s the first single from Wave Two of The Search For Everything, which is due in its entirety on April 14. Well, I may have to give up bread for a period around that time, but I sure hope he delivers some tasty new tunes…
  • Just below Mayer’s new hit are debuting records from MisterWives (“Machine”, #38) and The Band Perry (“Stay In The Dark”, #40) that look to make some moves up the chart through the spring. The former song is at Alternative radio later this month, while the latter entry went for Hot AC adds about a week ago.

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