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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 12, 2013

A restless chart for the weekend.

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 six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 12, 2013…

Debuts:
40. ARMIN VAN BUUREN featuring TREVOR GUTHRIE, “This Is What It Feels Like”
39. MAROON 5, “Love Somebody”

Biggest Movers:
DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky” (27-18, nine spots)

10. PASSION PIT, “Carried Away” (down 2)
Album: Gossamer (2012, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

09. FUN., “Why Am I The One?” (down 2)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. P!NK featuring NATE RUESS, “Just Give Me A Reason” (down 2)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

07. MATT HIRES, “Restless Heart” (up 2)
Album: This World Won’t Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend (2013, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE featuring NELLY, “Cruise (Remix)” (up 4)
Album: Here’s To The Good Times… This Is How We Roll (2013, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. DANIEL POWTER, “Crazy All My Life” (steady, second week)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

04. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Mirrors” (steady, second week)
Album: The 20/20 Experience (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “It’s A Beautiful Day” (down 2)
Album: To Be Loved (2013, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

02. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Out Of My League” (steady, fifth week)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (up 2)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 19, 2013

“Go” back with “Us”.

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 four years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of May 19, 2013…

Debuts:
39. OLLY MURS, “Dear Darlin'”
38. TRAIN featuring ASHLEY MONROE, “Bruises”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRUNO MARS, “Treasure” (33-24, nine spots)

10. P!NK featuring NATE RUESS, “Just Give Me A Reason” (down 2)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

09. FUN., “Why Am I The One?” (steady, second week)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

08. KELLY CLARKSON, “People Like Us” (up 3)
Album: Greatest Hits – Chapter One (2012, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. MATT HIRES, “Restless Heart” (steady, second week)
Album: This World Won’t Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend (2013, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE featuring NELLY, “Cruise (Remix)” (steady, second week)
Album: Here’s To The Good Times… This Is How We Roll (2013, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

05. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Out Of My League” (down 3)
Album: More Than Just A Dream (2013, Elektra Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

04. MICHAEL BUBLE, “It’s A Beautiful Day” (down 1)
Album: To Be Loved (2013, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. DANIEL POWTER, “Crazy All My Life” (up 2)
Album: Turn On The Lights (2012, Capitol Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Mirrors” (up 2)
Album: The 20/20 Experience (2013, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (steady, second week)
Album: All The Little Lights (2012, Nettwerk/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #1 for twelve weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: April 28, 2013

Win, lose or "Tie".

Win, lose or “Tie”.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new 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. With the annual running of the Boston Marathon earlier this week, of course, I was brought back to the terrible events of last year. Luckily, today, we’re Boston Strong(er). Meanwhile, here’s what was happening one year ago on my chart dated April 28, 2013:

Debuts:
40. CLASSIFIED featuring DAVID MYLES, “Inner Ninja”
38. SARA BAREILLES, “Brave”
37. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “Our Song”
33. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS, “Get Lucky”

Biggest Movers:
PLAIN WHITE T’S, “Should’ve Gone To Bed” (27-21)
KELLY CLARKSON, “People Like Us” (19-13)
and PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (9-3) (6 spots)

10. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Suit & Tie”
Timberlake is the only artist with two songs in this week’s top ten, and I guess it’s no surprise: The 20/20 Experience was blowing up and getting a ton of people excited a year ago. “Suit” would spend two weeks at #2 after a quick rise up my top 40 and fell as the hype trailed off. In January, it won a GRAMMY Award for Best Music Video, directed by David Fincher.

09. MATT HIRES, “Restless Heart”
After missing my chart two years prior with “Honey, Let Me Sing You A Song”, the Florida singer and songwriter entered onto my chart with this single, co-written and produced by the duo Espionage. They’re responsible for big hits on my top 40 for acts like David Cook and Train. He’s now independent and just released an EP, Heartache Machine, this month.

08. FUN., “Why Am I The One?”
In 2013, this trio rushed to the top of my chart with three consecutive singles (“We Are Young”, “Some Nights” and “Carry On”), and while this song received a video treatment, it never ended up getting serviced to radio. As a result, it didn’t quite do as well, rising to #6, but that’s still significant. Member Jack Antonoff is currently promoting a new project, Bleachers.

07. DANIEL POWTER, “Crazy All My Life”
He’s a one hit wonder to most audiences, and “Bad Day” may forever be his best performing single on my chart, but Powter is still raking in the hits when it comes to my survey. The now 43-year-old singer from British Columbia has entered a total of ten times, with this climbing to #3. Powter has been writing with various collaborators for his latest effort since March.

06. PASSION PIT, “Carried Away”
The quartet from Cambridge, MA wasn’t exactly on my radar when debut album Manners hit shelves back in 2009, but go forward several years to 2012’s Gossamer and we see quite a difference. “Carried” remains the band’s biggest single on my chart, spending two weeks at #4, a better peak than the #26 achieved by “Take A Walk”. They have yet to rank since then.

05. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Mirrors”
Here’s the second of two songs from the former Mouseketeer and *NSYNC member. “Suit & Tie” may have provided that nice throwback sound, but “Mirrors” took us into the present with a contemporary R&B sound. It landed at #2 on the Hot 100, the same position it peaked at on here for three weeks. A third single from his album, “Tunnel Vision”, failed to enter.

04. PINK featuring NATE RUESS, “Just Give Me A Reason”
Combining the forces of two #1 artists on one emotional duet is grounds enough for yet another #1 single, right? No shock here; “Reason” took over the top spot for five weeks, becoming the biggest collaboration of the year. In fact, the song was the third of four singles to reach the top two from Pink‘s 2012 album The Truth About Love, a pretty impressive chart feat.

03. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go”
Taking a big leap of six notches from #9 is the song that would end up being my #1 single of the year 2013. “Go” held a grip on the weekly throne for twelve weeks in a row, the longest consecutive run for a male soloist in my top 40’s history. That is one extended stay. Though it wouldn’t break in the United States until later that year, it did very well at radio and retail.

02. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “Out Of My League”
In 2011, this sextet from Los Angeles took a long ride up to #1 for a week with their first big radio single, “MoneyGrabber”. Though the band claimed one of my favorite albums of the year with More Than Just A Dream, “League” didn’t experience that wish of another chart-topper, holding at #2 for five weeks. Followup “The Walker” also peaked at #2 for three frames.

01. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “It’s A Beautiful Day”
Leading the chart for a third week in a row was the fourth song to reach that coveted spot for the Canadian crooner and the leadoff cut from To Be Loved, which was certified Gold. “Beautiful” was co-written by Bublé, Alan Chang and Amy Foster and produced by Bob Rock. Though it wasn’t nearly as big as “Haven’t Met You Yet” on a global scale, it did grab its usual airtime at both AC and Hot AC radio here in the States. A re-release of the album with an added DVD is available Tuesday.

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Adam’s Top 100 of 2013: 40-31

They're here...

They’re here…

Single bells, single bells, singles all the way! Oh, what fun is to rank all my favorites from the past 365 days. You’ve seen the songs from 100-41 so far, and now, we enter the coveted top 40. It’s the cream of the pop as we head towards the top. All the big songs are here, from a “Restless Heart” to “True Love”. Get ready to “Cruise” until the countdown is “Gone, Gone, Gone”. So, be “Brave” and read on through this jungle of jams into the house of hits.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 24, 2013. Those marked with a plus had not yet reached their highest position as of that date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

We start off this section with some Men (and Women) At Work from a land “Down Under”…

Everybody's flocking to them.

040. Sheppard – “Let Me Down Easy” (#10)
Writers: Jason Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard / Producer: Stuart Stuart

Night and day, I’ve been doing the math, to calculate… this countdown. What did you think I was going to say? The first hit  from this Australian sextet went to #10 for three weeks and top 20 on Australian radio. Their first album is out next year.

Related Posts: Profile on Sheppard (April 27, 2013), CMJ Wrap Up (October 21, 2013)
**Second of two songs in the top 100

This chart has taken control of them.

039. Maroon 5 – “Love Somebody” (#7)
Writers: Adam Levine, Nathaniel Motte, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella / Producers: Tedder, Zancanella

From their 2012 album Overexposed, the band managed to score four top ten singles in a row from their latest effort. A fifth single, “Lucky Strike”, got as high as #27 a few weeks ago. Lead singer Adam Levine is still a judge on NBC’s The Voice.

Related Posts: Pop About To Drop (January 17, 2013)
**First of two songs in the top 100

Life on Murs.

038. Olly Murs – “Army Of Two” (#5)
Writers: Iyiola Babalola, Wayne Hector, Darren Lewis, Olly Murs / Producer: Future Cut

Written as an anthem for his fan base, dubbed the Murs Army, “Two” soldiered onto the charts internationally, but only charted moderately well, just missing the top ten in his native United Kingdom. On my chart, it climbed to #5 for two weeks.

**Second of three songs in the top 100

Straight from the "Heart".

037. Matt Hires – “Restless Heart” (#7)
Writers: Amund Bjorklund, Alex Dezen, Matt Hires, Espin Lind / Producer: Espionage

After failing to reach the top 40 two years ago with “Honey, Let Me Sing You A Song”, the 28-year-old singer-songwriter took the folksy route and went top ten with this single from This World Won’t Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend.

Kids in the "Hall".

036. The Script – “Six Degrees Of Separation” (#6)
Writers: Andrew Frampton, Steve Kipner, Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan / Producers: Frampton/Kipner

The Irish trio led by singer and former The Voice U.K. judge Danny O’Donoghue took on that theory of connectivity in their biggest song of the year, which appropriately peaked at #6. A fourth album by the group will be released next year.

**Second of two songs in the top 100

The days of Delilah are long "Gone".

035. Plain White T’s – “Should’ve Gone To Bed” (#9)
Writer: Tom Higgenson / Producer: Tim Pagnotta

Originally released on an EP earlier this year, “Bed” also serves as the first single from the band’s forthcoming album American Nights, due February 11. It was the quintet’s first top ten single since 2010, when “Rhythm Of Love” went to #7.

Related Posts: Single Premiere (April 2, 2013)

Kelly Clarkson
034. Kelly Clarkson – “People Like Us” (#6)
Writers: Blair Daly, James Michael, Meghan Kabir / Producer: Greg Kurstin

It was an anthem for the ages, a righteous celebration of “the damned” and “the lost and forgotten”, but radio and retail seemed to forget it was actually being released. Though it underperformed nationally, it still went top ten on my survey.

Related Posts: Latest From The Greatest (January 9, 2013)
**Second of two songs in the top 100

Does pop radio really love her "Unconditionally"?

033. Katy Perry – “Roar” (#3)
Writers: Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter / Producers: Cirkit, Gottwald, Martin

Remember when this leaked on a Saturday morning? I do. The hype was huge and “Roar” soared to #1 on the Hot 100 in a few short weeks. While second single “Unconditionally” quickly burned out, all eyes are on the third single, “Dark Horse”.

Related Posts: Single Premiere (August 10, 2013), Album Review of PRISM (October 17, 2013)

Pretty "Young" things.

032. fun. – “Why Am I The One?” (#6)
Writers/Producers: fun. (Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess), Jeff Bhasker

After the big success of third single “Carry On”, the trio made a music video for this song, but it never ended up seeing a full release at radio, which was rather disappointing. Despite the very limited promotion, “Why” rose to #6 on my weekly chart.

All in the Family.

031. Family Of The Year – “St. Croix” (#7)
Writers: Family Of The Year (James Buckey, Joseph Keefe, Sebastian Keefe and Christina Schroeter) / Producers: Family Of The Year, WAX LTD

2013 was a big year for this California band as their song “Hero” topped the AAA radio chart for a week, their first ever significant hit. This followed it up during the summertime, but only achieved some minor airplay at the Alternative format.

Related Posts: The Social Nettwerk (April 26, 2013)

Check back tomorrow for 30-21 on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (August 13)

Reign is a good thing.

Party Time.

Whether you’re running to the rodeo or cuddling up at the coffee shop, it’s music connecting those two hot spots this week for your list of releases out today, August 13:

  • One of Country’s biggest singers today, Luke Bryan, offers up his Crash My Party album. The lead single and title track recently went to #1 on the Country chart, while followup single “That’s My Kind Of Night” is already making some big moves on the radio. It will likely become Bryan’s second #1 album this year after the compilation Spring Break… Here To Party spent a week there in March. (iTunes)
  • Their first album in 2009 was Losing Sleep. Now, they’re living in the Overnight. They are Parachute, and their third full-length release features the current Hot AC hit “Can’t Help”.  (iTunes)
  • Legendary Country singer Glen Campbell is back with See You There, featuring fresh updates to some of his biggest hits. It’s his first album for the independent Surfdog Records since 2011’s Ghost On The Canvas. (iTunes)
  • Florida singer-songwriter Matt Hires is out with his latest album, This World Won’t Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend. It features the recent single “Restless Heart”. (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include the late Johnny Cash‘s Unheard (Live) (iTunes), K. Michelle‘s Rebellious Soul (iTunes), Pushin’ Against A Stone by Valerie June (iTunes) and the self-titled album by Wild Feathers (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Applause”, a week early but still dancing up a storm for pop star Lady Gaga. You can also pre-order her album, ARTPOP. (iTunes)
  • “Roar”, the leadoff single from Katy Perry‘s forthcoming album Prism. (iTunes)
  • “You Hear A Song”, a new digital single from The Voice winner Cassadee Pope. (iTunes)

Next week, can John Mayer‘s Paradise Valley find paradise at the top of the album chart, or will Jimmy Buffett‘s Songs From St. Elsewhere own the coveted spot? Find out with a preview in seven!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 19, 2013

Rosenbergs are red, violets are blue...

Rosenbergs are red, violets are blue…

DEBUTS
39. Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
38. Train featuring Ashley Monroe – Bruises | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
27. Sheppard – Let Me Down Easy (32)
26. Sara Bareilles – Brave (31)
24. Bruno Mars – Treasure (33) | BIGGEST MOVER
16. Hanson – Get The Girl Back (22)
13. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Pink featuring Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason (08) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
09. fun. – Why Am I The One? (09) | PEAK: #06
08. Kelly Clarkson – People Like Us (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Matt Hires – Restless Heart (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Florida-Georgia Line featuring Nelly – Cruise (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Fitz & The Tantrums – Out Of My League (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Michael Bublé – It’s A Beautiful Day (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Daniel Powter – Crazy All My Life (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Justin Timberlake – Mirrors (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Passenger – Let Her Go (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Lee DeWyze – Silver Lining (3)
2. Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper – True Love (5)
3. One Direction – Rock Me (2)
4. Jillette Johnson – Cameron (4)
5. Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments (7)
6. Rod Stewart – She Makes Me Happy (1)
7. Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song (-)
8. Mika featuring Ariana Grande – Popular Song (9)
9. Hunter Hayes – Somebody’s Heartbreak (-)
10. Sammy Adams featuring Mike Posner – L.A. Story (-)

In The Mix:
Bon Jovi – What About Now
Britney Spears – Ooh La La (new)
David Cook – Laying Me Low
Demi Lovato – Made In The USA
Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful (new)
Lawson featuring B.o.B – Brokenhearted (new)
OneRepublic – Counting Stars
Paramore – Still Into You
Quadron – Hey Love
Shinedown – I’ll Follow You
Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran – Everything Has Changed
Tegan & Sara – I Was A Fool
The Script – Millionaires (new)
The Villians – (My) Rainy Day Girl

Chart Notes:

  • Passenger‘s “Let Her Go” spends its second week at #1 on my chart, the first single to make it on from his album All The Little Lights. The song is up to #2 in the United Kingdom this week, and is currently on four Hot Adult Contemporary stations in the United States, waiting for the magic to happen.
  • Scoring her fifteenth top ten single on my chart, Kelly Clarkson climbs from 11-8 with “People Like Us”, passing Britney Spears (14) on the all-time list of female artists with the most top ten hits. Only Pink (20) and Christina Aguilera (18) have more.
  • Up to #16 this week with a leap of six notches is Hanson with “Get The Girl Back”, which now becomes the trio’s biggest hit on my chart in nine years. It was back in 2004 that “Penny & Me” rose up to #2. They still have a ways to go, but it’s always good to see an act put out quality work nearly twenty years into their career.
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to Train and newcomer Ashley Monroe with “Bruises”, at #38. The band’s former number-one, “Mermaid”, falls off this week. It’s the fourth single to reach my chart from their most recent album, California 37.
  • Also entering this week is “Dear Darlin'” from Olly Murs, which comes in at #39. Murs is the most successful act to make my chart from the U.K. version of The X Factor with six top 40 singles, pulling ahead of One Direction and their five.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: May 12, 2013

His single is smoking.

His single is smoking.

DEBUTS
40. Armin Van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like
39. Maroon 5 – Love Somebody | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. Emblem3 – Chloe (You’re The One I Want) (40)
33. Bruno Mars – Treasure (39)
32. Sheppard – Let Me Down Easy (37)
18. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky (27) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Passion Pit – Carried Away (08) | PEAK: #04
09. fun. – Why Am I The One? (07) | PEAK: #06
08. Pink featuring Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason (06) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
07. Matt Hires – Restless Heart (09) | PEAK: #07
06. Florida-Georgia Line featuring Nelly – Cruise (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Daniel Powter – Crazy All My Life (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Justin Timberlake – Mirrors (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Michael Bublé – It’s A Beautiful Day (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
02. Fitz & The Tantrums – Out Of My League (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Passenger – Let Her Go (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Rod Stewart – She Makes Me Happy (2)
2. One Direction – Rock Me (3)
3. Lee DeWyze – Silver Lining (8)
4. Jillette Johnson – Cameron (-)
5. Pink featuring Lily Rose Cooper – True Love (-)
6. Lawson – Gone (7)
7. Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments (-)
8. Train featuring Ashley Monroe – Bruises (-)
9. Mika featuring Ariana Grande – Popular Song (9)
10. Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’ (-)

In The Mix:
Bon Jovi – What About Now
Chris Mann – Unless You Mean It
David Cook – Laying Me Low
Demi Lovato – Made In The USA (new)
Hunter Hayes – Somebody’s Heartbreak (new)
OneRepublic – Counting Stars
Paramore – Still Into You
Quadron – Hey Love (new)
Shinedown – I’ll Follow You
Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran – Everything Has Changed
Tegan & Sara – I Was A Fool
The Villians – (My) Rainy Day Girl

Chart Notes:

  • Passenger‘s “Let Her Go” marks the sixth song to hit #1 during my chart year, which runs from the beginning of December until the end of November. At this point last year, there were nine number-one songs. Passenger is the first act to score a #1 single on my chart with their debut chart song since Grouplove spent two weeks at the top last July with “Tongue Tied”. He is the second act originally from the United Kingdom to go to the top following Olly Murs back in January.
  • “Out Of My League” by Fitz & The Tantrums finds itself stuck at #2 for a fifth consecutive week. The longest run at #2 is held by Andy Grammer‘s debut single, “Keep Your Head Up”, which spent eight weeks there and never reached the top. Looks like “League” could start falling as early as next week.
  • Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams have an international hit on their hands with “Get Lucky” and it rises 27-18 on the chart this week, earning it the title of Biggest Mover for the second week in a row. Prior to this single, both acts hadn’t reached my chart in over a decade. For the duo, it was “One More Time” that last gave them a hit in 2001, and for Williams, it was his appearance on the remix of “Boys” by Britney Spears that last led him into my chart back in 2002.
  • This week’s Highest Debut belongs to Maroon 5, who enter at #39 with “Love Somebody”. It’s the fourth single to make my chart from their album Overexposed. “Love” is the seventeenth single for the band to enter my top 40 since climbing to #2 with “Harder To Breathe” in 2003.
  • Also debuting in the top 40 this week is a collaboration between Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren and Canadian singer Trevor Guthrie, “This Is What It Feels Like”. This is Van Buuren’s first time making my survey; Guthrie previously charted with the trio soulDecision, who are best known for their 2000 smash “Faded”. They last charted in 2005 with “Kiss The Walls”.

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